A UK-based precision moulded plastic component manufacture has reduce its energy consumption by 40 percent after the relocation of its plant and installation of a bespoke ancillary system.
Maxell Moulding Services appointed TH Plastics earlier this year to relocate its Telford factory to a nearby premises, as well as design, test install and maintain a bespoke ancillary solution that would facilitate both an increase in operational efficiency and a reduction in energy consumption.
TH Plastics installed a Moretto cooling system,with new water pipework feeds throughout the plant. The new solution integrated existing hopper loaders with new Moretto ‘One Wire’ material handling controls and pipework, allowing for a reduction in the number of dryers.
Maxell says the introduction of the new solution has contributed towards a 40 percent reduction in energy consumption across the entire site.
“It was a complex project, during which downtime had to be at an absolute minimum,” explained Sam Shagauchi, Maxell’s Head of Production. “In the end, we experienced only 28 hours’ downtime per machine, which was far lower than we had expected.”