The Role of Energy Management Systems in Smart Factories

Energy management systems include Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, smart transformers, connected HVAC equipment and cloud computing platforms to control it all. While implementing this technology can be daunting, it plays several key roles in smart factory operations.

Heat pump with heat exchanger instead of electric heatings Saving 169 MWh of electricity per year

To exploit the existing potential in the cleaning of engine components, a premium car manufacturer replaced the electric water heating system in its Austrian works with a heat pump. This has resulted in electricity savings of approx. 70 percent per year in this process step.

Coping With Rising Energy Prices - Can Manufacturers Remain Profitable Against Energy Uncertainty?

There is currently no end in sight for increasing energy costs. Nevertheless, it's an opportunity for manufacturers to reevaluate their current supply chains and internal processes, and embrace more energy efficient production through Industry 4.0.

Variable speed drives: the dark side

According to ABB, the power and automation company, the addition of a VSD can reduce energy consumption by as much as 60 per cent. This means that, if a 90-kW motor in continuous operation is combined with a VSD, financial savings can amass to over £9,000 per year.

Creating Energy Resilience in Your Manufacturing Facility

Achieving energy resilience at a manufacturing facility or elsewhere is a two-part process. First, it requires ensuring you have a reliable power supply. Next, an energy-resilient company must have thorough plans for how to respond if a power failure occurs.

Developing Solar Heat for Use in Manufacturing Facilities

Modern solar heat systems incorporate new technology, like smart sensors and other items to improve efficiency. They have found a home in a wide range of industrial facilities - and could help the manufacturing industry reduce emissions created by heating.

What Is a Load Bank and Why Do Manufacturers Need Them?

A load bank can be an important asset in a variety of industries. Load banks are stationary or portable tools that mimic the expected electrical load on a power source in a commercial or industrial setting.

The Right Choice 40 Years Ago. The Right Choice for the Next 40 Years

By working with Leslie Controls, a customer protected their original investment and was able to work through the plant re-certification process cost-effectively

ABB uses AI to revolutionize energy management

ABB and Verdigris Technologies have developed machine-learning algorithms to predict unplanned peaks in power consumption - and identify strategies to prevent them

Tame Your Energy Hog with Accurate Compressed Air Measurement

As most facilities managers can attest to, the electricity used to produce compressed air can be one of the most expensive energy costs in your facility.

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