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Suhner study conducts comparison of tool energy costs

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Suhner (Australia)  reveals the results of a study that aimed to develop a neutral comparison of tools in terms of efficiency and energy consumption.

The findings would assist trade practitioners in taking advantage of dormant cost potentials by selecting the right application-based machine with an energy-saving drive.

Taking note of the rising energy costs resulting from the operation of hand tools, companies are seeking more efficient drive solutions for their equipment.

The market offers a wide range of machines with different specifications and power sources. For instance, clear process benefits can be achieved in surface finishing by selecting the right drive concept, with the energy costs decreasing as well.

Using its expertise in abrasives and grinding tools, Suhner has compared four different variants of tools, discovering interesting values that can be used in practice. The tools examined included machines with flexible drive shafts, electric power tools, instant frequency tools and pneumatic tools.

With the same scope, comparable values for cutting 1kg of material ranged between $ 0, $ 18 and $ 1.42, which converted to one, five or ten machines would result in savings potential for a single-, double- or triple-shift operation of up to $20,000.

The results of the study reveal that investments will quickly pay off and become profitable several times over in the long run.

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