“ecodrive R” makes older injection moulding machines cost-effective again
Techspan Group reports on ENGELs new Retrofit “ecodrive R” for Energy efficiency – Schwertberg, Austria – January 2014
Rising energy prices and the demand for more sustainability often make manufacturing systems that have been used for many years seem even older. ENGEL’s new retrofit solution ecodriveR is reasonably priced, can be fitted with little hassle and reduces the energy required by existing hydraulic injection moulding machines by up to 50 %, increasing their cost-effectiveness significantly as a result.
ENGEL has been a leading developer of energy-efficient drive concepts for many years now. ENGEL set a new energy efficiency benchmark for all injection moulding machines, including hydraulic models, when it launched its servo-hydraulic system, ecodrive, in 2008. Consisting of a servomotor and a fixed displacement pump, this drive solution saves lost energy among other things. Without an energy saving option, lost energy builds up when a machine is idle and traditionally accounts for a large proportion of its total energy consumption.