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ICT Extruder Energy Study Quotation
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It doesn't always require a complete extruder energy study to deliver a Return on Investment if you can provide some basic information. For a FREE evaluation, the form to the right can be downloaded and returned to ICT along with a detailed utility statement showing: usage, peak demand and any penalties paid. Typically, if you run your extruders heavily loaded, and pay over $.05/KwH, you will see a significant payback...and the bigger, the better the results! While this may not suffice for obtaining a Utility Subsidy, it will be enough to know if moving forward is a good decision for your company.
ICT uses a AEMC Model 3945-B Power Quality Meter to read the power consumption of your existing DC drive and matches the load and speed to the typical AC curves produced under the same conditions; from here you can see potential issues, note concerns, and see an actual Return on Investment. ICT reports the actual results, whether favorable to move forward with a transition to AC, or if there is no economical driver. The cost is $3,500 for the study, but half can be rebated on the purchase of a system within one year, or to conduct a post-study showing actual changes in consumption. The cost covers 5 extruder motors, but additional motors may be read at $500 per motor.
Source: Switch to AC Drives & Save Energy, Maintenance Costs – Plastic Technology, Callari, J. (2014)
Switch to AC Drives & Save Energy, Maintenance Costs
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