PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER (PLC)
All functions in all Becker system are controlled by a PLCand can be expanded up to 6 pumps without a new PLC or software. If the PLC ever needs replacing, the system will operate in default mode.
All systems use a pressure transducer. This keeps the vacuum system operating between two fixed set points as an alternative to systems that use multiple mechanical vacuum switches, each of which has different set points. A transducer provides high accuracy and repeatability.
REDUNDANT CONTROL DEVICES
While AS2896-1998 requires redundant low voltage reducing devices, not all methods are truly redundant. Ours uses a relay to automatically turn on the default mode on any control failure, in addition we provide an alarm to warn when the system is operating in default mode(something most other brands do not provide).
LAST PUMP RUNNING ALARM
An alarm, which signals when the last pump is in operation. It indicates as a general BMS alarm, along with transducer failure & drive faults, these faults are shown on the HMI screen & contained in the fault history.
AUTOMATIC LEAD LAG ALTERNATION
The pumps automatically alternate on a first-on first-off basis; this ensures that all pumps share the duty cycle equally. The first pump will not run again until all other pumps in the system run. This extends the life of the pumps and the service interval.
VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES
Whether fitted directly to our Variair range of vacuum pumps, or installed on the frame, Becker Pumps Australia uses Variable Speed Drives to ensure constant pressure, reduce your power consumption costs and increase the life of your pump to reduce maintenance costs. This is only available with oil-free vacuum pumps.
All systems are expandable and grow as your facility grows, and all expand from a 2 pump system to a 6 pump system and all requirements in between. No parts are discarded when expanding. Inexpensive control and pump modules are available from stock. That is something our competitors’ tank mounted units cannot do.
Our expandable systems are modular, with no section wider than the opening of a standard 92cm doorway on most models. Modules quickly bolt together, and are designed to mix and match to meet specific requirements.
Our expandable units have a footprint that is among the smallest of any system on the market, and expand vertically to save valuable space.
CONVENIENT SERVICE POINTS
All service points are easily accessible. No dangerous crawling over components is necessary.
SINGLE POINT SERVICE CONNECTIONS
Once the unit is placed in position and fastened together, only one inlet, discharge (optional), and electrical connection is required.
Bacterial Filters are fitted to the systems when required and are standard on all systems to meet AS 2896-2011.
Built to Australian Standard AS1210-1989/1997. Smaller tanks can be provided to save space. Using our Variair Units the system can be held at a constant pressure. Please note: Whilst the new standard (AS 2896-2011) states that receiver tanks are not required when using a Variable Speed (or Frequency) Drive system, Becker recommends that all systems are fitted with one used as a balance vessel to ensure constant pressure is met.
A 100mm diameter kPa gauge is standard.
All Becker Medical Suction Systems come complete with full manuals supplied in a hardcopy and soft copy. The manual includes the operating and maintenance instructions for the pumps, details about the PLC installed along with the key features it has been programmed to do, and other useful information about all the equipment as installed in your system.