The Suresense Integra is designed to save energy when used with granulators.
A new granulator installed at a plastic caps and closures manufacturer could achieve energy savings of between 10 and 20 percent, thanks to the use of a system in conjunction with the equipment.
Massmould, a division of Global Closure Systems (GCS) based in Flitwick, Bedforshire, has recently taken delivery of a new Cumberland 4050 granulator complete with an attached FIBC filling system from ancillaries provider, Renmar.
The potential for energy saving above and beyond the built-in efficiency of the Cumberland model comes as a result of the granulator being fitted with an ‘Integra’ energy saving system from Suresense, a company with which Renmar announced a partnership at the end of 2015.
According to Suresense, the Integra is a single speed motor control system that is designed to save energy. It has good soft-start and braking abilities - just like traditional soft starters - but unlike other systems, energy is saved when the energy requirement varies.
Given the nature of machinery such as granulators to be running throughout the day but only working hard occasionally, the ability of the Suresense Integra to reduce the current requirement enables it to bring down the overall energy usage.