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Energy management

Easing the squeeze on profitability (03/06/2014)
Article image Eric Petela, business consulting director at AspenTech, discusses the benefits of having effective energy management strategy and explains more about how this can be achieved.
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Energy efficient design of production equipment (16/07/2013)
Article image Suzanne Gill reviews the findings of a recent report, produced as part of the EnEffAH – Energy Efficiency in Production in the Drive and Handling Technology Field Project – which forms part of the German government’s energy research programme.
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Quick wins blind manufacturers to long term energy savings (12/06/2013)
Article image Manufacturers are still looking in the wrong places for energy savings, according to a new energy report sponsored by ABB.
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40% energy savings shown for permanent magnetic synchronous motor 03/12/2012
The results of a direct product comparison test show how the latest IE4, super premium efficiency permanent magnetic synchronous motor, from Bauer Gear Motor, performed against a standard asynchronous motor. Full Story...

Efficient processes need sound data 04/09/2012
Steffen Kügler of TÜV SÜD Industrie Service, discusses the importance of accurate data for the success of any energy management system and looks at the different energy data management systems (EDMS) available. Full Story...

Reducing the energy costs of steam 03/07/2012
Steam is used in many industries and can account for as much as 40% of a company’s fuel bill which means that steam traps and steam systems can represent a large proportion of a plants total operating cost. Grant Bailey, sales & marketing director at Thermal Energy International, says that finding ways to reduce these costs is now of major importance to energy, and plant managers. Full Story...

Energy monitoring solution – plant floor linked to SAP 15/05/2012
A smart energy monitoring prototype has been developed as part of SAPs Future Factory Initiative, which aims to integrate plant floor energy usage information into SAP solutions for effective monitoring and recording of energy data. Full Story...

Putting the production process through its paces 19/10/2011
Dr Michael Bunk, TÜV SÜD Industrie Service and Dr Silvio Kammer, Innospec Leuna, discuss the process undertaken by the chemical company to implement a state of the art energy management system. Full Story...

Efficient drive solutions complement IE2 and IE3 motors 18/10/2011
More than two thirds of the total energy spend for industrial automation is consumed by electric drive technology and that an individual electric motor’s energy consumption makes up about 98% of its total cost of ownership over its average life. Full Story...

Legislating for greater energy efficiency 27/09/2011
Suzanne Gill reviews an IEA whitepaper which called for greater system-based energy efficiency legislation. Full Story...

Energy control pack helps visualise energy savings 19/09/2011
Mitsubishi Electric has introduced the Energy Control Pack (ECP) built on its e-F@ctory concept. Full Story...

Energy efficiency – thinking small 30/08/2011
Even equipment with a low output and correspondingly low power dissipation can make a significant contribution towards energy saving. CEE reports on a new range of power supplies that have been designed to be optimally energy efficient. Full Story...

Intelligently making energy savings with drive optimisation software 09/08/2011
The new version 3.0 of the Lenze Drive Solutions Designer (DSD) is able to analyse motion profiles from simple point-to-point to complex cam profiles or dynamic reversing. Full Story...

High efficiency motor/inverter package saves energy on furnace cooling system 02/08/2011
Engineering Steel Belgium (ESB) is saving €45,000 per annum on the operation of three cooling pumps on one of its electrical steel furnaces, since the installation of three WEG W22 132 kW, IE2 high efficiency motors, controlled by WEG CFW-09 variable speed drives. Full Story...

New energy logger helps lower costs 21/04/2011
Rocketing energy costs are affecting everyone, creating an urgent requirement for an analysis of energy efficiency. To meet this need, Gemini Data Loggers has developed the Tinytag Energy Logger, which is a simple, safe tool for the non-invasive assessment of energy efficiency in both single and three phase power supplies Full Story...

Drives may be greener than you think 01/02/2011
Controlling the power consumption of motors is only the first of many environmental credentials of the inverter, says Mitsubishi Electric’s Jeff Whiting. Full Story...

Energy efficient MV drive for pumping application 12/10/2010
WEG has manufactured its largest ever medium voltage inverter for an oil industry-related application in the USA. Full Story...