Efficiency Optimization of the Aluminum Extrusion Plants
Giulia Bertoli, Carsten Dede, OMAV S.p.A., Rodengo Saiano (BS), Italy
Track: EXTRUSION EQUIPMENT - Efficiencies
ABSTRACT—Through research and development, studies focused on the reduction of energy
consumption of extrusion equipment have been done. These approaches are typically structured in
two steps: in a first step, it is important to know the actual consumption of a single unit (e.g., a
motor); this can be accomplished by installing software that can register the consumption of each
motor. A second step focuses on the study of main system improvements. Main systems are
defined as follows: the log furnace, the puller, the cooling system, the cold saw, and the die
cleaning equipment. In each case, new solutions and technical devices have to be considered in
order to improve the global efficiency.
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