Plastic Metal USA claims retrofit hydraulic servocontrollers cut electricity consumption of its injection molding machines by 30 percent. For example, an injection press with 2,000 tons of clamping force can average $2,000 in energy savings per month.
The control technology was developed by Industrial Control Solutions Inc. and its founder, Roger Fritz.
The system works by following a carefully tuned profile of how much energy and pump speed is needed during different portions of the holding cycle, allowing the hydraulic pump system to use only the amount of energy required to produce quality parts.
Plastic Metal is based in Oyster Bay, N.Y.
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