With the increased cost of energy Governments, industries and consumers are all looking at ways to reduce their energy consumption. SMC has always been fully committed to assist customers in reducing their bills and of course, in making its modest contribution to global sustainability.
We’d like to share with you our 5 Cornerstones of Energy Efficiency.
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During the manufacturing process a huge effort is made to reduce material waste.
However, this focus is rarely applied to energy consumption.
Keeping your energy consumption as low as possible is the first step to energy-efficiency. By actively monitoring and measuring your energy usage the results will soon stand out.
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Once you have to use it, why not re-use it?
Trying to recycle the energy required in a productive process has an exponential effect on the plant’s efficiency.
We’re convinced that this is the path to be followed by industrial systems. It’s up to you to actively take part of it.
Recover what you generate at energy generation processes, or during its usage.
In fact, by definition, energy transformation leads to heat generation. That heat can simply be reused for any other operation, such as warming water (thorough a heat exchanger) or heating up the plant (through hot air distribution).
Have you ever considered recovering the air from your cylinders? Contact us and we will show you how this is already a reality with SMC.
The data gathered must show your overall usage patterns, such as which of the machines in your factory are the heaviest consumers, or how your consumption fluctuates.
Adding switches or other monitoring systems to processes will drive greater awareness of energy consumption and give greater control on how and when it is used. The more details there are, the better the decisions will be.
It will also detect mismatches or unexpected waste, giving you the visibility to further improve performance.
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Energy inefficiency in a plant is frequently the consequence of misuse bolstered by the popular belief that "compressed air is free."
Misuse or sensible use, what’s your situation?
Are your components sized correctly?
Is the air distribution system designed taking into account energy efficiency?
When acquiring a new component, do you consider the ones with an energy-efficient design?
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For us, Energy Efficiency is within the Continuous Improvement philosophy.
To genuinely implement efficiency in our facilities, we should adopt a holistic approach to it, and try to see the energy-efficient potential in our day-to-day working activities and decisions.
Think of energising your efficiency.
In other words, Think efficient is what really helps us to come full circle. All the solutions explained in the sections Generate, Recover, Monitor & Use have not been thought out as a random and unconnected set of actions, but rather than as a continuum.