INJECTION MOLDING (October 01, 2008)

Pump-control technology reduces energy consumption

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October 1, 2008 by Canadian Plastics

Kadant AES is making available its new UniGY pump-control technology for injection molding applications, designed to reduce energy use by over 60 per cent by employing mathematical algorithms.

The UNiGY PhD system uses intelligent pump-control software to produce the precise flow rates and pressures demanded by each application. The UNiGY PhD system continually senses demand, managing pump speed and applied torque as required to satisfy variations in process demand, significantly lowering energy consumption and noise.

For processes where hydraulic demand is intermittent, the UNiGY system can reduce maintenance costs and extend pump life by slowing pump speed when flow is not required, while using torque management technology to maintain the desired system pressure at all flow rates.

The precise control of the UNiGY system prevents excess flow and simplifies hydraulic circuits, reducing or eliminating the need for cooling loops and fans, further reducing noise and cost, as well as extending the life of the oil by maintaining a consistent temperature.

Kadant AES (Queensbury, N. Y.); www.kadanteurope.com; 518-793-8801

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