Machinery and ancillaries supplier, Renmar, and manufacturer of energy-saving technology, Suresense, have announced a new UK partnership.
The companies are working together to reduce the energy costs associated with the ownership of granulators, shredders and conveyors by using Suresense’s ‘Integra’ line of products.
“We have been providing machinery to the plastics industry for over 35 years and have always tried to bring products and innovation that can add value to our customers,” explained Renmar’s Managing Director, Kevin Horne.
“In the past we had suggested variable speed drives to clients, but they are expensive; they consume energy themselves, and with some types of technology you do not want to reduce motor speed, as it can affect operational performance. Then we came across Suresense Technologies and their product the Integra which completely solved the problem for us.”
The ‘Integra’ is an innovative single speed motor control system designed with unique energy saving capabilities. Suresense says it provides “excellent” soft-start and braking abilities like traditional soft starters, but has the ability to save energy when the system load is varying, which is so often the case with these types of machinery.
“We found it simple to install and with its supplementary energy saving ‘apps’, it’s proven as one of the most versatile means of helping companies to take control of their energy consumption,” Horne added.
Through the use of Suresense Integra, the typical plastics company will reportedly save in the region of 10-20 per cent on the energy consumption on granulators and shredders, as well as conveyors.
“This is part of our programme of working directly with manufacturers and their sales channel partners, and Renmar is the perfect fit for Integra,” explained Suresense’s Managing Director, Ian Hambly.
“The facts are that the capital cost of machinery such as granulators typically only relates to 5-10 percent of its overall lifetime costs, with energy costs being by far the largest component. As an example, a £50K granulator will typically have lifetime costs of circa £1M and we can reduce that number by £200K for no more than a £1,500 outlay,” Hambly continued.
“The Integra brings excellent energy savings through intelligently monitoring motor torque and dynamically adjusting the voltage accordingly, reducing the cost of Renmar’s solutions for their customers, as well as positively impacting upon their carbon emissions.”