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Energy efficient

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Reducing the energy output of machine tools

(12/08/2019)
A recent test installation at a CNC lathe has demonstrated the ability of Rittal Blue e+ chillers to reduce energy consumption.
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Energy performance analytics software

(09/09/2014)
Yokogawa Electric Corporation is set to release Energy Performance Analytics (EP-Analytics), a software tool that uses energy performance indicators (EnPI) to track how energy is being consumed in a plant, identifies gaps between EnPI targets and actual performance, and helps to identify countermeasures to improve energy performance. 

Energy performance analytics software

(09/09/2014)
Yokogawa Electric Corporation is set to release Energy Performance Analytics (EP-Analytics), a software tool that uses energy performance indicators (EnPI) to track how energy is being consumed in a plant, identifies gaps between EnPI targets and actual performance, and helps to identify countermeasures to improve energy performance. 


Archive

  1. 29/04/2014 Permanent-magnet motor exceeds IE4 requirements

    WEG has now launched a permanent-magnet motor that is said to fulfil demanding IE5 requirements – having around 20% lower losses than IE4 motors. It is said to be one of the first to qualify for the IE5 Ultra Premium Motor designation. 

  2. 24/04/2013 UK energy reduction initiative promises operational cost savings

    WEG, a manufacturer of energy efficient electric motors, has launched a new energy reduction initiative, designed to help manufacturers optimise efficiencies of existing equipment throughout their plants and processes.

  3. 17/07/2012 Power monitors help control and reduce industrial energy consumption

    Scalable, cost-effective insight into how, when and where energy is being used throughout a production process is provided by the Allen-Bradley PowerMonitor from Rockwell Automation.

  4. 25/06/2012 Monitoring voltage, current and frequency for better energy management

    Before being able to improve energy efficiency, it is first necessary to be able to measure and evaluate the amount of power actually being consumed. Any deviations from normal values can be used to identify the condition of the machine and evaluated through the use of monitoring systems.

  5. 07/03/2012 Using kinetic energy to protect PLCs

    PULS UK is urging companies to make use of kinetic energy produced by AC electric motors to safeguard PLC control circuits in the event of a mains failure using its QTD20 power supplies.

  6. 10/01/2012 Online and mobile application energy-saving calculators

    A new tool has been introduced by Rockwell Automation to allow manufacturers to use mobile devices or computers to calculate the potential savings from equipment such as variable frequency drives, power pumps and fans.

  7. 19/09/2011 Energy control pack helps visualise energy savings

    Mitsubishi Electric has introduced the Energy Control Pack (ECP) built on its e-F@ctory concept.

  8. 30/08/2011 Energy efficiency – thinking small

    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.

  9. 18/08/2011 Driving forward with energy saving compressed air system for printing machines

    Hobbs the Printers, one of the UK’s largest and oldest established specialist print firms, has succeeded in reducing its energy costs through the installation of Elmo Rietschle compressors and vacuum pumps fitted with variable-speed AC drives from Vacon.

  10. 09/08/2011 Intelligently making energy savings with drive optimisation software

    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.

  11. 05/07/2011 Inverter technology controls airflow and saves energy

    When a major animal feed manufacturer, employing 200 people across the UK and producing over 34,000 tonnes of product every year, explored energy saving opportunities, it contacted Rewinds & J. Windsor, an official drives partner for Control Techniques inverters.

  12. 08/03/2011 Steam recovery scheme cuts boiler costs

    British Bakels has reduced the combined cost of energy and water to its boiler by around 6.5%, since employing a flash steam recovery system designed and supplied by Spirax Sarco.

  13. 04/03/2011 Huge energy savings realised on Coca-Cola bottling line

    While retrofitting a transportation system, Vienna-based Coca-Cola Hellenic Austria used a mechatronic drive which has allowed for a 75% energy saving, which is equivalent to an annual reduction of 41 tons of CO2.