How would you like to save up to $50,000 per compressor every year for your PET bottling plant? With Belliss & Morcom, you can.
PET bottle blowing is an energy intensive process. Therefore, when it comes to the compressors powering your bottle blowing machines, you want to be sure that the technology you’re using is as efficient as possible.
To eradicate the inefficiencies of using traditional drive systems for PET compressors, our Belliss & Morcom range use shaftless motor technology – but what is a shaftless motor?
The first area to consider is the transfer of power from the compressor motor. Even the smallest issues here can have a large impact on energy consumption. For example, a single 500 kW PET compressor may cost over $400,000 a year to run*. However, even a 1% loss of efficiency on the drive system can add over $4,000 in energy costs.
Many conventional compressors use inefficient belt drive systems, which operate with inefficiencies of between 5-7%. This can rise to as much as 12% after belt wear and friction losses, depending on the maintenance schedule that a plant has in place.
As a result, a drive belt drive system could be costing you as much as $50,000 per compressor every year in wasted energy!
To overcome this issue, many customers are specifying a Belliss & Morcom compressor with our unique shaftless motor technology. This reduces absorbed power and eliminates any losses that would be experienced by a belt drive system. All Belliss & Morcom compressors rated above 110 kW are offered with shaftless motor technology as standard, ensuring all of the motor’s output power is transferred directly into the compressor’s running gear, with zero degradation over the equipment’s lifetime.
The Bottom Line
Throughout the 40 years we have been supplying the PET market, the savings available from both improved motor performance and reduced maintenance have been proven to have a considerable impact on both operational efficiency and your bottom line.
To find out more about how Belliss & Morcom Shaftless Motor technology can improve operational efficiency and help you enjoy significant savings in your PET plant visit our product page here.