Using Idhammar OEE to save energy
A greater general awareness of environmental issues together with rising energy costs and increased Government targets has caused manufacturing energy consumption to rise to a board-room level concern. It is no longer acceptable for companies to treat energy simply as a fixed cost of production, there is an urgent requirement to monitor and improve energy-efficiency.
Most manufacturers have already implemented a wide-range of energy related programmes with varying degrees of success including: switch-off campaigns; intelligent production scheduling at a lower time-tariff; installing new energy-efficient equipment or enhancing maintenance to reduce leaks. All of these programmes are necessary for an ongoing improvement in energy consumption but they are not sufficient on their own.
There is a bigger prize to be gained in operating the factory as effectively as possible to maximise energy-efficiency. Breakdowns, multiple inefficient start-ups, slow-running equipment, rejects and under-utilised capacity all have a major impact on energy consumption.
has a built in Energy Monitor for full visibility of energy consumption, as well as the tools you need to manage plant improvements and minimise waste.