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The Future of the European Plastics Industry

Energy costs are frequently a secondary consideration after machine, staff and material costs within the European plastics processing industry.

However, energy efficiency should be a key contributor to improving productivity and is an essential part of good management. There is a large variation in the cost per unit of energy, types of fuel used and attitudes toward energy issues across Europe. However, the future of the European plastics industry may depend on how we manage the issue of energy consumption and its increasing costs. Energy costs can be many times higher than the extrusion line investment cost – yet energy costs are often considered marginal!

Reducing Your Energy Costs in the European Plastics Industry

 It is not enough to know the total energy consumption – you need to know where and when how much energy is consumed. Our analysis will allow you to minimize energy costs by matching products and lines, organizational and planning changes, replacements and technological innovations. Your energy costs will become a transparent and variable cost factor, not a fixed block unknown to both management and employees. Plus, this knowhow will be the basis for managing your load and negotiations with energy suppliers.

5 Steps to Reduce your Energy Costs in the European Plastics Sector:

  • Analyze potentials
  • Economical evaluation
  • Investigate, measure and visualize energy flow
  • Targets and action plan
  • Implementation and control

The new Bausano integrated control system allows for the whole production line to be managed and the working cycles to be planned and controlled remotely.
The Digital Extruder Control system complies with the latest vertical integration requirements provided for by Industry 4.0.

Main displayable parameters:

  • Instantaneous real power
  • Instantaneous reactive power
  • Real and reactive power consumption in a preset time frame

Algorithms and mathematic formulae implemented in the control system allow the processing of energy consumption values and relating them to the finished product.