“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.
Techspan Group reports on ENGEL Machinery Korea’s Presidential Quality Award
Schwertberg, Austria – December 2013
The Korea National Quality Award is one of Korea’s most prestigious business awards and one of the most important quality distinctions in the world. At the end of November ENGEL MACHINERY KOREA won this presidential quality award in the field of production innovation. Furthermore, ENGEL is the first foreign company ever receiving this award in the 39 years of its history. The award was handed over by the Korean Prime Minister Jung Hong-Won and the winners have been honored by the Korean President Park Geun-Hye. The Korea National Quality Award has been introduced by the Korean government to improve quality standards in Korea. It is based on the Malcom Baldrige National Award (USA), the European Quality Award and the Deming Prize (Japan) which underlines the international importance.