The control unit of the mobile air purifiers is their heart. It not only regulates the power of the motor but also checks, monitors and stores all functions. Data and values (e.g. CO2 content) can be read out from the memory later.
The air purifiers are controlled via two basic modes:
I. Manual mode
II. Automatic mode (time control)
In manual mode, the arrow keys (up/down) are used to adjust the power of the motor in 5 % steps as required by the user.
The automatic mode allows you to set start and end times. 30 minutes before the set start time (e.g. 8.00 a.m.) the air purifier switches on and cleans the room at a high power level (thus from 7.30 a.m.). This ensures that the room is free of viruses and bacteria at the start of work or school. The motor's power can be regulated in automatic mode either manually (in 5% steps) or depending on the CO2 level. Most offices work with a preset value that corresponds to the room - in meeting rooms, the CO2 control is preferred depending on, for example, the people present.
After each end of operation, the UlmAIR air purifiers automatically switch to filter cleaning. A thermal technology heats up the filters and inactivates viruses, among other things.
Furthermore, the following functions are part of the control:
- Ventilation function (integrated from delivery at the end of November - previous systems can be retrofitted):
When ventilating, the room is normally almost cooled down by "filling" the room from below with cold air. Room air filters from UlmAIR detect the rise in oxygen and the drop in temperature at an early stage through the intake at the bottom. The control automatically regulates the motor upwards in order to distribute the oxygen as quickly as possible throughout the room by means of air circulation. This reduces the ventilation process to approx. 20 % of the time and thus minimises the post-heating costs by approx. 80 %.
- Temperature control (integrated from delivery at the end of November - previous systems can be retrofitted):
A desired room temperature can be specified in the control unit. If the temperature is too low, the unit automatically switches on the thermocouple and heats the air drawn through with maximum efficiency until the desired room temperature is reached.
- Bluetooth control (planned for 2021 - previous units can be retrofitted):
The control can be equipped with an additional plug-in board with Bluetooth on request. Via an associated APP, the room air cleaner can be operated in the various modes and values can be read out. For example, manual motor control or manual start of the ventilation function will be possible. A CO2 traffic light can be dispensed with by this function, since temperature, CO2 and humidity are transmitted to the mobile phone and an alarm message is issued if the CO2 value is too high.
- W-LAN monitoring (expected to be available from mid-2021):
In order to meet e.g. the requirements of pre-maintenance (evaluation of data and early reports on filter condition, etc.), UlmAIR air purifiers will be equipped with W-LAN as a plug-in board, expected to be available from mid-2021. This will enable the customer to monitor all the room fans in his operation/organisation via a cloud and to schedule them for service visits in good time.