Switching hydraulic oil saves energy at plastics plant

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Significant savings have been achieved at the production plant of a manufacturer of durable plastics as a result of switching to Mobil DTE 10 Excel 68 lubricant. The introduction of the high-performance hydraulic oil helped to enhance overall hydraulic efficiency, resulting in energy savings of 4.28 per cent

Switching hydraulic oil saves energy at plastics plantThe company manufactures plastic buckets, pails and drums, and operate machinery with clamping strengths from 30 to 650 tonnes. In order to reduce the company’s power consumption and cut its carbon footprint, ExxonMobil’s field engineers suggested a trial of Mobil DTE 10 Excel in one of the manufacturer’s Windsor Armour 150 tonne injection moulding machines.

Formulated with extensive laboratory and in-service field testing, Mobil DTE 10 Excel Series high-performance anti-wear hydraulic oils are designed specifically to meet the needs of modern, high-pressure, industrial and mobile equipment hydraulic systems. They can help provide quantifiable increases in hydraulic efficiency compared to conventional hydraulic oils.

The month-long trial at the customer's site showed that switching hydraulic fluid improved the overall efficiency of the machine compared with the previous lubricant. This improved energy efficiency, which resulted in an overall annual saving of USD3000.

Mohamed Mourad, industrial marketing advisor EAME at ExxonMobil says: “Plastics manufacturing is a highly competitive and challenging sector, so to remain competitive companies must explore every avenue to optimise their operation. Lubricants are a small part of a plant’s maintenance costs, but they can have a significant impact on both productivity and efficiency – resulting in long-term savings for your operation.”

19 October 2016

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