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The future of the European Plastics Industry

The future of the European Plastics Industry may depend on how we manage the issue of energy consumption and its increasing costs

Energy costs are frequently a secondary consideration after machine, staff and material costs within the 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 utilised and attitudes towards 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 cost can be many times higher than the extrusion line investment cost - yet energy cost is often considered marginal!

Reducing Your Energy Cost

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

5 Steps of Reducing your Energy Cost:

  • Analyse Potentials
  • Economical Evaluation
  • Investigate, Measure and Visualize Energy Flow
  • Targets and Action Plan
  • Implementation and Control

The new Bausano integrated control system allows managing the whole production line and planning and remotely controlling the working cycles.
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 formulas implemented in the control system allow processing of the energy consumption values and relating them to the finished product.

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