With electricity costs at an all time high, there are a number of areas manufacturers can focus on to reduce their spiraling compressed air generating costs.
Maintaining the efficiency of a compressed air system is a constant battle, with leaks being a considerable source of the problem.
Kaeser Compressors, Inc. has achieved the next level of compressed air efficiency with the newly redesigned ASD rotary screw compressors series.
With the micro valve MV 10, you can easily boost the productivity and energy efficiency of Pick & Place applications for small parts. This pneumatic valve is so small it can be integrated directly on grippers or other pneumatic actuators and can be plugged or screwed into the actuator ports.
This glass container plant is very large and very well laid out with a very apparent “culture of quality.” They run (14) IS machines and inspection lines on four furnaces.
Currently the plant has three basic air systems: low-pressure air (52 psig); high pressure air (100 psig) and oil free instrument air (100 psig).
While there are a number of fairly well known methods for keeping on top of energy consumption, and often we think we know it all – fix the leaks; change the filters; regularly maintain your compressor; ventilate; recover generated heat; invest in VSD, there are some lesser known yet clever ways to cut your bills further down.