Mold manufacturers use a lot of energy in their facilities, and the topic of energy savings in manufacturing is still hot. According to one report, depending on the company involved, machine tools can account for up to 48% of the total energy requirement a company uses, which makes energy efficiency in manufacturing a must to help reduce overall costs to manufacture to help gain a competitive edge.
To help reduce energy costs in machine shops and mold companies, Siemens performed an energy analysis of individual machine tool components with the goal of achieving significant cuts in energy consumption through its Sinumerik Ctrl-Energy. With Sinumerik Ctrl-Energy, Siemens can provide a range of solutions for the energy-efficient operation of machine tools, encompassing its Sinamics drive systems and motors, CNC and drive functions, PC software solutions and services. Sinumerik Ctrl-Energy offers energy-efficient solutions covering every aspect of the machine’s lifecycle, starting from machine design and engineering through machine operation and partial or complete retrofit. ...