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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

Help for manufacturers in addressing ETS

Earlier this year the CBI called on European policymakers to take the steps necessary for business to give its full support to the third phase of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Phase 3 will require EU members to make tough carbon reductions and kicks in after 2012, so British manufacturers are increasingly seeking energy efficient products and systems to help them reduce their carbon footprint.

One product that is certainly making its contribution is the Huco Dynatork air motor. This is a piston air motor as opposed to a vane air motor and that distinction provides important energy saving benefits. In simple terms the vane air motor comprises a cylinder inside which is a rotor with vanes that spins like a windmill. There clearly needs to be a gap between the edge of the vane and the casing to allow its free movement. And it's this aspect that makes the vane motor very difficult to seal and as a result it wastes a lot of air.

The unique free-floating piston in a Dynatork air motor is much easier to seal. It is therefore far more cost efficient as most of the energy stored up in the compressed air is converted into motion. This motor therefore consumes up to 80 percent less air than a vane motor providing significant cost savings even at maximum torque.

As result of changing from traditional vane motors to Huco Dynatork non-lubricated air motors for paint stirring, one UK automotive plant is saving in the region of £90,000 per annum in power costs and plant renewals alone.  

The customer's original purchasing criteria for the motors were greater reliability on 24/7 operation and freedom from lubrication to avoid the possibility of contamination. However by changing to the Huco Dynatork this manufacturer has gained considerably more than its original specification criteria.

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