The UN has declared 2022 the “International Year of Glass”. This places even more concentrate on production circumstances in the energy-intensive glass industry, and environment friendly applied sciences along the entire value chain are significantly in demand. Vacuum technology additionally has a significant influence on sustainability in glass manufacturing – because secure vacuum is needed in plenty of processes. Atlas Copco specializes in providing energy-efficient, clever, and sustainable vacuum solutions to producers worldwide. They have provided the German glass producer Noelle + von Campe with three GHS 4600 VSD+ screw vacuum pumps. The Atlas Copco GHS VSD+ series of vacuum pumps are a variety of highly efficient, clever vacuum pumps with Variable Speed Drive (VSD) technology.
Individual glass packaging for bottling firms
Noelle + von Campe produces particular person glass packaging for bottling companies. The individualized bottles and jars are given their form and the final contact utilizing vacuum know-how. The final contact consists of adding a customer’s emblem or identify. When shaping the glass, higher embossing of the logo or any lettering is achieved if the trapped air between the glass mildew and the precise glass has been removed as greatest as attainable. With an output of 650 million jars per year, the right vacuum system is a vital element for the effectivity of the whole plant for Noelle + von Campe. Atlas Copco, with its application experience and expertise in supplying vacuum pumps to the glass industry, knows the precise requirements of the market. They have a protracted historical past in partnering with glass manufacturers. Their options and installations are made to measure for each particular person customer. This was one of the reasons Noelle + von Campe chose Atlas Copco’s GHS VSD+ oil-injected screw vacuum pumps for their production facility.
Energy savings with Variable Speed Drive (VSD) technology
The use of vacuum technology alone saves lots of energy: the identical production result could additionally be achieved with compressed air but would eat extra power. With its progressive motor idea for glass manufacturing, the Atlas Copco GHS VSD+ collection is among the most energy-efficient oil-lubricated vacuum pumps available on the market: with the VSD variable pace control, the screw pumps could be tailored exactly and shortly to the respective vacuum requirement. Variable velocity and the set level management presents optimum vacuum levels. The GHS VSD+ vacuum pumps installed at Noelle + von Campe have saved around 27% in vitality costs.
Increased stability in the vacuum provide
The reduced vitality consumption isn’t the only benefit of the GHS VSD+ vacuum solution. The entire vacuum supply at Noelle + von Campe is now extra steady than earlier than. „When we modify tools or adapt our processes, for instance, the new central vacuum system continues to reliably supply our entire production“ reviews Timo Scherf, the Head of Maintenance Plant 1 at Noelle + von Campe. „This was an necessary factor for us, as a result of the dependable, uninterrupted vacuum supply in turn has a direct effect on the quality of our finish products. And when it comes to the standard of our jars and bottles, neither we nor our customers make any compromises“, Timo Scherf emphasizes.
Significantly quicker amortization
According to Atlas Copco sales engineer Oliver Heitjohann, additional cost reductions are generated by the ES central management: „The intelligent system coordinates the usage of the vacuum pumps with one another – this saves even more costs, additionally for maintenance and electricity. A huge benefit: the purchasers also achieve considerably quicker amortization“. The ES16 central controller can monitor and control a quantity of GHS VSD+ vacuum pumps concurrently. diaphragm seal and optimizes the performance of all machines, reducing the overall power consumption. Compared to competitor merchandise, the intervals between upkeep are also longer. Other note-worthy features of the GHS 4600 VSD+ vacuum pump is its low noise degree, space-saving design and the fact that the pumps are equipped in a single, compact housing. The set up is plug & play and is correspondingly uncomplicated.
More for less
The Atlas Copco GHS VSD+ oil-sealed screw vacuum pump sequence thus put the finishing touches not solely to the products but also to the production process. This is where Atlas Copco’s in depth expertise in working with glass producers pays off. That is why Atlas Copco also personalized the piping of the vacuum pumps. Atlas Copco is thus, because it were, a one-stop store for glass producers – from the pump to the connection techniques. And so, on steadiness, Noelle + von Campe gets more for less: more vacuum, extra management and more stability for much less energy consumption and fewer effort.
on behalf of Atlas Copco Vacuum Technique