Can Green Conveyor Systems Reduce Energy Costs?
As an industrial business owner, you’re juggling many moving pieces in order to keep your business growing. Saving money and cutting costs are likely always at the forefront of your mind. Luckily, there has been much innovation in the industrial field–especially in the area of conveyor technologies–which means you can save money and energy at the same time.
“Greener” business practices are replacing the old, outdated ways of conducting business – especially in the areas of automation and handling materials. Here’s how going “green” with your conveyor installation systems can save you money in the long run by reducing energy costs.
What going “green” looks like for conveyor systems
For a thriving business in the industrial sector, going green primarily means that you’ll minimize the amount of materials and energy that are used during your system operations.
Machinery should have a low noise level and maintained well in order to keep it clean and running at its peak. If it’s time to replace some or all of your outmoded, inefficient conveyor systems, then upgrading to eco-friendly systems can be a great way to go. If that isn’t in your budget, small adjustments can still be made to produce a big difference.
Tip #1: Install energy efficient AC conveyor motors
By replacing motors with new, energy efficient ones, you will automatically bolster productivity by 3% to 5%. This will translate to significant financial savings and it will also cut down materials handling time. Energy efficient motors will also last longer than typical conveyor motors, so this will also end up saving money in the long run.
Tip #2: Invest in regenerative energy
With regenerative energy motors, electrical energy can be efficiently captured when equipment or products are lowered. In some instances, this energy can be used when operating other equipment, or it can be sent back into the overall grid.
Tip #3: Switch to eco-friendly drives
Changing to direct or variable drives is a very eco-friendly move and will help save a substantial amount of energy. It will also help reduce the amount of maintenance you’re doing on the conveyor on a regular basis.
The larger impact of green practices
Industrial business owners that work together to “go green” will be able to make a big positive impact, not only in the world, but in the industry as a whole. Our team at Storee Construction is committed to reducing carbon footprints and is experienced in working closely with industrial and commercial clients. Contact us today at (417) 736-2032 for more information on our services.