Power(ful) Savings

Article From: 9/1/2009 Automotive Design & Production


Looking for the ways and means to become (1) more energy-efficient, (2) more operationally efficient, and (3) more dollar efficient? In factories, HVAC systems account for a lot of operational costs, and as existing mechanical systems and controls are already there, a new development from Rockwell Automation (rockwellautomation.com) can be useful. The FanMaster energy savings package is said to create a variable flow HVAC system with (1) fast payback, (2) energy efficiency, and (3) no costly retrofits. It’s one part software; one part variable-speed drive.