This project focused on the replacement of a machine which the manufacturing plant used regularly but was very inefficient. After upgrading the machine and installing waste heat recovery, the site also required 80% less working hours versus the older model. For more information on this project, have a look at this case study.
The project scope at the insulation solution manufacturer involved the replacement of the block moulding machine with a newer more efficient model. This new model is fitted with a heat recovery loop which allows for the use of heat that was being lost previously. The next on-site benefit of upgrading the machine was the reduced need for forklift transportation of the product as the new machine allows for larger products to be made. This also means that the product can be stored more efficiently in the trailers used by the company therefore also reducing the fuel usage of transport on site.
The final benefit to the new block moulding machine is the reduction in defective products. This will reduce on site use of a compactor by 80%.