This discussion deals with general usage of energy in Food Processing systems and how may we reduce it.  We at Crescent are very aware of the importance of energy efficient systems and have designed our drives to run at maximum efficiency with minimum current.  An example is our Electromagnetic Drives.  With natural frequency controllers and feedback systems we optimise systems so they give us maximum stroke with minimum required current.  Thus our drives consume less.  A comparable conveyor based on electric motor will use 2 to 3 times as much energy.  Let us look at your applications and see how may we replace conventional drives with electromagnetics to save energy and enhance simplicity with fewer moving parts as well as minimize maintenance.

we encourage, in this discussion, to share ideas as to how to minimize energy usage and also what has worked for you in your situation.  What is your company doing for minimizing energy comption?