Q. What Does It Cost Your Company If You Don’t Make the Switch to Servo?
A. There are dozens of good reasons for switching to servo-controlled presses in your manufacturing process, but the only reason we almost ever hear against it is “it costs too much”
This is too often the perception that many manufacturers can’t see past, and their short-sightedness ends up costing them even more…
Yes, the up-front price of a servo-controlled press system is higher than some other technologies but when you consider the cost of NOT switching to servo, especially over the long haul, the choice is clear.
Some of the biggest cost-savings associated with servo control come from the systems’ energy efficiency. Compared to a hydraulic system which is constantly consuming energy to maintain force-generating pressure, or a pneumatic system with nearly constantly running air compressors, servo-based systems are highly energy efficient. Promess’ all electric presses only consume power when they are actively cycling and producing your components and final products. The ability of a servo-controlled system to “rest” between cycles without consuming significant power adds up to huge savings over time.
Servo-based presses, with their capability for precise programming, especially with Promess’ user-friendly software, allow you a level of control that minimizes waste and saves money. Energy is one of the biggest costs in the manufacturing process and all of us are feeling the pinch with present circumstances. Servo control, especially when compared to hydraulic and pneumatic systems, saves a lot of energy.
Additionally, the precise control afforded by a servo-controlled system enables you to consistently produce the highest quality for your customers. Losing customers due to quality issues resulting from your hydraulic and/or pneumatic systems, especially in the service of saving a few bucks up front, is among the costliest “unforced errors” a manufacturer can make.
Another factor associated with servo-based systems that results in big cost savings is their cleanliness. Unlike hydraulic systems that rely on expensive and potentially toxic hydraulic fluid, the inherently cleaner nature of servo presses, reduces the workplace risks caused by leaks & spills that incur costs to clean up, have a negative environmental impact, and often result in expensive workplace injuries, from slip and fall, as well as other health and safety concerns.
There are dozens more good reasons to make the switch to servo, and regardless of the up-front price of the system, it is far costlier over time to rely on inferior inefficient technology.