Even though the air can be found around us without any problem and completely free of charge, its use in the industry is a problem, if we talk about energy. From a simple tool running on air, to the most complex machine. A large number of devices, surround the industry with their air-filled pipes.
According to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Energy, in a typical industrial facility, approximately 10% of the electricity consumed is consumed for the generation of compressed air, and may even exceed 30%.
Spanish industrial companies are clearly behind those of the rest of the world in terms of digitalization, as revealed by the report "Industry 4.0", prepared by the consultancy PwC from interviews with 2,000 managers of companies in the sector in 26 countries -45 of them Spanish ones-. If at a global level the companies of the industrial sector have gone from words to action, in our country we are still not in this scenario.
The report concludes that only 8% of Spanish industrial companies - auto, aerospace, electronics, chemicals, paper, metallurgical, construction and transport and logistics - are at an advanced level of digitization, 25 points below the global average, which stands at 33%.
Traditional vending machine owners face several problems: considerable expenses and inconveniences in their efforts to maintain, repair and upgrade vending machines without a centralized administration system to perform these functions. Maintenance and support costs are high because on-site visits are usually needed in order to check the machine status, solve troubleshoots, perform software upgrades, and complete repairs. Moreover, revenue is lost whenever a vending machine is out of order, a situation made worse when it takes days to discover and fix the problem. Another concern is being able to attract and engage new customers attending to the changing world, as well as younger customers accustomed to an always-connected...