The need for energy efficiency in modern industry
Given this reality, energy efficiency associated with the vacuum applications production chain has a significant impact on both power utility costs and the environment. One answer is the use of renewable energy sources and technologies.
The more immediate way to reduced environmental impact is improved energy efficiency. For any industrial application or production facility there are ways to lower their carbon footprint and improve energy efficiency.
How does Atlas Copco Vacuum define energy efficiency?
Atlas Copco is an industrial vacuum pump manufacturer, that develops vacuum pumps that run efficiently because we understand the needs of the industries we serve. Whatever the application, we provide suitable vacuum pumps, solutions and service. As a leading innovator in the industrial vacuum pump market, we have a continued focus on vacuum pump efficiency that translates into energy and running cost savings for our customers. Our vacuum pump technology is the starting point in providing a total vacuum solution for dedicated point-of-use machines and central vacuum systems.
To keep it simple, for Atlas Copco Vacuum energy efficiency means doing more or achieving more with less. There are two ways to approach this; either a machine is energy efficient when it delivers the same performance using lesser energy or a machine works better than before with the same amount of energy. Is there a newer way to analyze and measure energy efficiency? How does an energy efficient product affect the production and operational efficiency of the entire production line or even the entire factory?
Variable Speed Drive (VSD) enabled vacuum pumps from Atlas Copco
Atlas Copco’s innovative vacuum pumps are powerful workhorses that keep industrial processes across diverse industries at a constant flow. This constant expenditure of energy means constant costs, leading plant and maintenance managers to continually look for solutions to maximize energy and operational efficiency – which simply means – Do More with Less.
At Atlas Copco Vacuum, our Variable Speed Drive (VSD) driven vacuum pumps are key to significantly reducing energy and power utility costs for our industrial customers. Simply put, instead of operating at a fixed speed constantly, VSD technology enables the vacuum pump to adjust and adapt to the current demand from the process.
VSD technology has other advantages too. Many factories have a centralized vacuum system with multiple vacuum pumps. When demand increases an additional machine starts. Fixed speed pumps are ill-equipped to deal with such temporary spikes and demand because when demand drops again all pumps continue to run. Typically, a minimum run period of 10 minutes is needed to prevent mechanical damage. An Atlas Copco variable speed vacuum pump is much better suited to deal with such fluctuating demand. Due to these innovations, Atlas Copco is an industry leader in both operational performance and energy efficiency.
Setpoint control to optimize your process and save energy
Atlas Copco variable speed vacuum pumps have opened opportunities to save energy by way of process optimization. Possibly the most significant of this is the concept of setpoint control. By allowing your factory manager or process engineer to define the operating pressure at a precise level and then modify that setting even after the vacuum system is installed, significant savings can be achieved.
What our customers say about Atlas Copco energy-efficient vacuum pumps
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