Ocme: Rising energy costs have a significant economic impact on companies in the beverage industry. Energy consuming manufacturing machines are energy intensive, and new and sustainable solutions to increase energy efficiency are essential to ensure long-term competitiveness.
Ocme: Ocme has investigated manufacturers’ needs and requirements and set its mind to improvements in those areas where energy consumption is a significant issue, such as shrink tunnels, conveyors and factory footprint.
Ocme: Implementing energy saving actions may require forward planning and some changes to the way your business operates. Proposed changes, such as adjustments to maintenance procedures, may need to be discussed with managers and suppliers to ensure that they will not adversely affect productivity, safety or security.
Employee training and awareness and management involvement are likely to be required to support the introduction of new equipment or processes, and to encourage actions that help to reduce energy, such as turning off equipment when not in use.
Ongoing monitoring of energy use is important to identify problems early and to measure improvements. Key performance measures (eg energy consumed per units produced) can be used to gauge the cost of energy inputs and savings achieved across the whole business or for individual jobs or processes.
Ocme: Ocme has developed a unique way of reducing power consumption on shrinkwrappers in order to give energy savings in the region of 25%.
Also, Ocme’s latest Dryblock solution consolidates end of line equipment in order to reduce the number of motors required and hence energy. The Dryblock solution combines the entire dry part of a production line into a single, integrated and synchronised Monoblock to ensure: cost reduction, reduction of energy consumption, space reduction, an increase in efficiency and high levels of flexibility.
A reduction in energy consumption by up to 36% is possible using the Dryblock solution thanks to its high efficiency brushless drives, reduced number of motors and reduced compressed air consumption and high efficiency helical-bevel gears.
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