Machine builders, OEMs, and system integrators are designing machines with energy-management best practices in mind. Atop the best-practices list is monitoring and measuring power use and then programming operation of machines, equipment, and production lines to reduce energy consumption.
Power consumption measuring and monitoring helps optimize facilities, production lines, and machine control – and knowing just where and when power is being used will help you identify where improvements are needed. Here are five keys to getting greater efficiency from your assets.
1. Commit to keeping track of your power use
The best way to determine power use is to monitor power consumption in real time, as it provides a means to measure actual, dynamic demand. This is important because machines use varying amounts of power depending on their operating mode or where the equipment is in its sequence.