The UN has declared 2022 the “International Year of Glass”. This puts even more focus on manufacturing conditions within the energy-intensive glass industry, and environment friendly technologies along the complete value chain are notably in demand. Vacuum technology also has a significant influence on sustainability in glass production – because steady vacuum is needed in many processes. Atlas Copco specializes in providing energy-efficient, clever, and sustainable vacuum options 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+ collection of vacuum pumps are a spread of highly environment friendly, clever vacuum pumps with Variable Speed Drive (VSD) technology.
Individual glass packaging for bottling firms
Noelle + von Campe produces individual glass packaging for bottling companies. The individualized bottles and jars are given their shape and the final contact utilizing vacuum technology. The final touch includes adding a customer’s brand or name. When shaping the glass, better embossing of the emblem or any lettering is achieved if the trapped air between the glass mildew and the precise glass has been removed as finest as possible. With an output of 650 million jars per 12 months, the right vacuum system is a vital component for the efficiency of the whole plant for Noelle + von Campe. Atlas Copco, with its software experience and experience in supplying vacuum pumps to the glass industry, is conscious of the precise necessities of the market. They have a protracted historical past in partnering with glass producers. Their options and installations are made to measure for every particular person customer. This was one of the reasons Noelle + von Campe selected Atlas Copco’s GHS VSD+ oil-injected screw vacuum pumps for their manufacturing facility.
Energy financial savings with Variable Speed Drive (VSD) know-how
The use of vacuum expertise alone saves a lot of energy: the same manufacturing outcome may be achieved with compressed air however would devour extra vitality. With its progressive motor idea for glass manufacturing, the Atlas Copco GHS VSD+ sequence is among the most energy-efficient oil-lubricated vacuum pumps on the market: with the VSD variable pace control, the screw pumps could be adapted precisely and shortly to the respective vacuum requirement. Variable speed and the set level management offers optimum vacuum levels. The GHS VSD+ vacuum pumps installed at Noelle + von Campe have saved round 27% in energy prices.
Increased stability within the vacuum supply
The decreased energy consumption isn’t the only benefit of the GHS VSD+ vacuum solution. The complete vacuum supply at Noelle + von Campe is now more secure than before. „When we change tools or adapt our processes, for instance, the new central vacuum system continues to reliably supply our entire production“ reports Timo Scherf, the Head of Maintenance Plant 1 at Noelle + von Campe. „This was an important issue for us, as a end result of the dependable, uninterrupted vacuum supply in turn has a direct impact on the standard of our end merchandise. And when it comes to the standard of our jars and bottles, neither we nor our clients make any compromises“, Timo Scherf emphasizes.
Significantly sooner amortization
According to Atlas Copco sales engineer Oliver Heitjohann, further price reductions are generated by the ES central management: „The clever system coordinates the use of the vacuum pumps with one another – this saves much more prices, additionally for maintenance and electrical energy. A huge advantage: the purchasers also achieve significantly faster amortization“. The ES16 central controller can monitor and control a number of GHS VSD+ vacuum pumps concurrently. The sensible management system balances and optimizes the efficiency of all machines, reducing the overall power consumption. Compared to competitor merchandise, the intervals between maintenance are also longer. Other note-worthy features of the GHS 4600 VSD+ vacuum pump is its low noise stage, space-saving design and the fact that the pumps are equipped in a single, compact housing. The installation is plug & play and is correspondingly uncomplicated.
More for less
The Atlas Copco GHS VSD+ oil-sealed screw vacuum pump sequence thus put the ending touches not only to the products but also to the production process. This is the place Atlas Copco’s in depth expertise in working with glass manufacturers pays off. That is why Atlas Copco additionally customized the piping of the vacuum pumps. Atlas Copco is thus, because it had been, a one-stop shop for glass producers – from the pump to the connection methods. And so, on balance, Noelle + von Campe will get more for less: more vacuum, extra management and more stability for much less vitality consumption and fewer effort.
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