The diversity and magnitude of the many different types of systems, sub-systems, machinery utilized in Plastics Molding and Extrusion plants call for systemic and comprehensive solutions. Many elements of an overall set of solutions for optimizing power and resource use in Plastics facilities are shared by other large scale manufacturing settings. There are, however, specific patterns of energy use unique to the plastics molding and extrusion process.
Characterizing and designing solutions for the consumption patterns of many resources and systems simultaneously combines technical data, a variety of technologies, and know-how gleaned from experience in industrial power optimization methods, and collaborative information sharing about your operations and processes. You are the experts at running your Plastics Manufacturing plant. We optimize the energy and resource use in it.
Due to widely varying unsynchronized load conditions, plastic injection molding applications have rapidly changing and inconsistent reactive power requirements. Power supply insufficiency or failure during a production cycle can cause enormous physical damage caused by plastic hardening inside the machines, long or inadequate cooling/heating cycle times, and many other phenomena. Thus, financial damage is sustained as well.
In addition to reducing overall system energy losses, our family of Power Quality solutions drastically reduces the risk of such events by stabilizing the current and voltage levels in the facility at response times of single network cycles. Once the electric distribution system is stabilized, loads will run more efficiently, cooler, and with far less waste, faults, breakages and unplanned downtime. All of which enhances operational profitability.
This comprehensive and systemic rectification of the electric quality within the distribution system can be augmented with technologies targeted at specific loads and systems operating in the plant. Oven burn efficiency, heat exchange, operating temperatures, water systems cooling capacity, overall lighting, and other plant specific operational processes characteristic of the plastics industry can be enhanced.
Many product families and technologies would typically be combined into an overall energy optimization solution at a specific location with specific operations. Identification of the most beneficial, and cost-effective treatments for specific production and/or infrastructural systems is part of the engineering process.
- Heating and Cooling Processes
- Compressed Air Systems
- HVAC and Makeup Air
- Efficient Lighting and Controls
- Motors and Drives
- Water Quality and Efficacy
- Energy Recovery from Air and Waste Heat
More information about our solutions for a variety of sub-systems, and how they can provide dramatic benefits to the Plastics Molding and Extrusion Industries and many others, can be found on our Systems page.