Titon, a manufacturer of domestic ventilation products and window and door hardware, says it has reduced its energy bill and improved efficiency with an investment in two new Romi Sandretto plastic injection moulding machines, an EN 150 and an EN 100.
Romi Sandretto measured the energy usage on the machines being replaced before demonstrating Titon-specific work on the EN technology in order to generate the cost savings.
“The EN 100 replaced a 75 tonne machine but despite the step-up in pressure capacity, the energy usage is down from nearly 70p/hour to 30p/hour. The EN 150 replaced a 130 tonne machine but again the electricity costs are down from 103p/hour to 34p/hour,” commented Lionel Holmes, Titon’s Operations Manager based at the Haverhill plant, which has 16 plastic injection moulding machines.
The ISO 14001-certified company is also reportedly showing a significant reduction in carbon emissions as a result and the improvement in quality means that its previous four percent re-ground waste level is down to zero, further reducing energy consumption.
Titon, which says it is seeing a slight improvement in the economic climate post-recession, says productivity at its factory has increased, with a reported 25 percent improvement in set up times and a 30 percent reduction in cycle times. The combination of reduced energy saving and improved efficiency, including reduced running times and related labour costs as well as an uplift in work throughput, means that Titon predicts a return on investment within three years.
The machines handle a wide range of mid-size parts including airbricks as well as smaller mouldings for trickle ventilators.