Making Old Plant Equipment Newly Efficient: Page 2 of 2

There are tactics you can use to improve the efficiency of legacy plant equipment.

line itself will no longer struggle and depend on more energy to produce goods at the required rate.”

Keeping Obsolete Equipment Working

Reducing energy consumption lowers production costs as well as bringing plant operations in line with low-energy standards. “Energy efficiency helps manufacturers reduce the carbon footprint of the facility while reducing the cost of energy. This lowers the cost of producing goods,” said Wilkins. “Manufacturers can then spend money elsewhere to improve productivity. As machinery becomes more advanced, it will optimize productivity, leading to better accuracy and faster job completion.”


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Rob Spiegel has covered automation and control for 17 years, 15 of them for Design News. Other topics he has covered include supply chain technology, alternative energy, and cyber security. For 10 years, he was owner and publisher of the food magazine Chile Pepper.

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