The UN has declared 2022 the “International Year of Glass”. This puts much more focus on manufacturing conditions within the energy-intensive glass industry, and environment friendly applied sciences along the entire value chain are significantly in demand. Vacuum know-how also has a major affect on sustainability in glass manufacturing – as a end result of stable vacuum is needed in many processes. Atlas Copco focuses on providing energy-efficient, clever, and sustainable vacuum solutions to producers worldwide. They have provided the German glass producer Noelle + von Campe with three GHS 4600 VSD+ screw vacuum pumps. The Atlas Copco GHS VSD+ series of vacuum pumps are a variety of highly efficient, clever vacuum pumps with Variable Speed Drive (VSD) technology.
Individual glass packaging for bottling firms

Noelle + von Campe produces particular person glass packaging for bottling firms. The individualized bottles and jars are given their shape and the ultimate contact using vacuum technology. The last contact includes adding a customer’s brand or name. When shaping the glass, higher embossing of the logo or any lettering is achieved if the trapped air between the glass mildew and the precise glass has been eliminated as greatest as potential. With an output of 650 million jars per year, the best vacuum system is an important element for the efficiency of the entire plant for Noelle + von Campe. Atlas Copco, with its utility expertise and expertise in supplying vacuum pumps to the glass trade, is aware of the exact requirements of the market. They have a long history in partnering with glass manufacturers. Their solutions and installations are made to measure for every particular person customer. This was one of the reasons Noelle + von Campe selected Atlas Copco’s GHS VSD+ oil-injected screw vacuum pumps for his or her manufacturing facility.
Energy savings with Variable Speed Drive (VSD) know-how

The use of vacuum technology alone saves lots of energy: the same manufacturing outcome is also achieved with compressed air however would devour extra vitality. With its revolutionary motor concept for glass manufacturing, the Atlas Copco GHS VSD+ series is likely one of the most energy-efficient oil-lubricated vacuum pumps on the market: with the VSD variable speed management, the screw pumps can be tailored exactly and rapidly to the respective vacuum requirement. Variable speed and the set point management provides optimum vacuum ranges. The GHS VSD+ vacuum pumps installed at Noelle + von Campe have saved around 27% in power costs.
Increased stability in the vacuum supply

The reduced power consumption isn’t the one benefit of the GHS VSD+ vacuum resolution. The whole vacuum supply at Noelle + von Campe is now more secure than before. „When we modify instruments or adapt our processes, for instance, the brand new central vacuum system continues to reliably provide our entire production“ reports Timo Scherf, the Head of Maintenance Plant 1 at Noelle + von Campe. „This was an essential issue for us, because the reliable, uninterrupted vacuum provide in turn has a direct effect on the quality of our finish products. And in relation to the standard of our jars and bottles, neither we nor our clients make any compromises“, Timo Scherf emphasizes.
Significantly faster amortization

According to Atlas Copco sales engineer Oliver Heitjohann, additional cost reductions are generated by the ES central management: „The intelligent system coordinates the use of the vacuum pumps with one another – this saves even more costs, also for upkeep and electrical energy. A big benefit: the purchasers additionally achieve significantly quicker amortization“. The ES16 central controller can monitor and control multiple GHS VSD+ vacuum pumps concurrently. The smart management system balances and optimizes the performance of all machines, reducing the general vitality consumption. Compared to competitor products, the intervals between maintenance are also longer. Other note-worthy options of the GHS 4600 VSD+ vacuum pump is its low noise stage, space-saving design and the truth that the pumps are equipped in a single, compact housing. The set up is plug & play and is correspondingly uncomplicated.
More for much less

The Atlas Copco GHS VSD+ oil-sealed screw vacuum pump series thus put the finishing touches not solely to the products but also to the production process. This is the place Atlas Copco’s intensive expertise in working with glass manufacturers pays off. That is why Atlas Copco also custom-made the piping of the vacuum pumps. diaphragm seal is thus, as it were, a one-stop shop for glass manufacturers – from the pump to the connection techniques. And so, on steadiness, Noelle + von Campe gets extra for much less: extra vacuum, more control and more stability for less energy consumption and fewer effort.
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Oliver Schulz

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