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Ask the Expert: Considering Investing in Facility Upgrades? Is it Really a Good Idea?

It’s difficult to comprehend just how much has changed over just a few years.  Consider this: ten years ago you didn’t own an iPad, couldn’t hop in an Uber or even browse the web on Chrome. Airbnb didn’t exist, neither did Instagram, Venmo or GPS on iPhones. And the only thing most watches did was …

May 20, 2019

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Commercial & Industrial

3 Opportunities for Improving Energy Efficiency in Food Processing

In the food processing industry, loss points can be found in many areas: time, energy, water, ingredients, packaging, scaling, scrap, and trash. In a food processing facility the proofer, oven, cooler and associated steam systems typically account for between 50 and 60 percent of the energy consumed, with the oven using the most energy. Improving energy …

Ben Stewart

September 10, 2014

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Commercial & Industrial

3 Ways to Increase Energy Efficiency in Injection Molding

In injection molding (a versatile process used to produce a wide variety of end products), 90 percent of the energy costs go toward electricity. This makes electricity costs—and the ability to reduce those costs—of prime importance. There are three processes that represent good areas of focus for increasing energy efficiency in injection molding: melting the polymer, …

Ben Stewart

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Energy Systems Optimization

The DIY Building Energy Audit – Plastics Manufacturing

Conducting your own building energy audit, or site survey, to assess your energy use is a smart way to get an overview of your facility’s energy consumption. Only by an in-depth understanding of how, when, where and why you use energy can you improve your plastics manufacturing plant’s energy optimization and practices. The goal? Walk around …

Ben Stewart

May 10, 2014

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