Data logging proves the point
As the UK’s largest supplier of compressed air and fluid power products, staff at Thorite deal with huge array of different companies and industries where they are able to make a genuine difference in the way that those companies manufacture their products. A fine example of this concerned a Yorkshire based architectural joinery company whose doors and door-sets, wall panelling and bespoke joinery are routinely specified for hospitals, schools, hotels and high quality office developments.
Over the past few months though, life in the factory had not been so easy. The old 45kw compressor which was being used to drive a variety of large woodworking machine tools and CNC machines had broken down and was not going to be an economical repair. Thankfully, there was a 15kw stand-by compressor available but Steve Bradbury, Thorite’s Capital Equipment Sales Engineer, was convinced that significant savings could be made with a new compressor. “This company has been a Thorite customer for quite a few years. We started to discuss new compressors when the old one broke down together with the installation of a new compressed air ring main in the new factory extension. During a meeting last year, I suggested data-logging the 15kw compressor over a period of time to determine air usage. With the data-logging completed we were able to show that by installing a new 22kw variable speed Hydrovane HV22RS compressor we could reduce energy costs by £1,180 per year and still have room for expansion.”
The new compressor was installed earlier this year and the company has chosen Thorite’s innovative ten-year Service Contract to ensure that their new compressor continues to run at peak performance throughout its lifetime. For more information please contact Thorite on 0800 034 5850 or visit www.thorite.co.uk