For entrepreneurs who are running a factory, cost control is one of the most important issues as the market competition is more and more fierce. Every month, the entrepreneurs need to spend a large sum on various kinds of expenses such as worker salaries, energy cost, supplies expenses, rental fee and so forth. All these costs will impact the whole company’s budget and finally increase the price of your product, reducing the market competitiveness of your company.
Comparing with reducing the worker salary, supplies expenses or rental fee, it is simpler to reduce the power cost of your plant as it is in your own control. In this article, we will share 5 essential skills what help you cut down the power cost.
1. Choose energy-saving equipments
This tip should be taken into consideration when you purchase the equipments for your factory. We’d better choose the office appliances and factory equipments which are of low energy consumption. The energy efficient equipments are often more expensive than those common ones, but after years of application, they can help you save a lot in energy cost.
2. Build a Digital Workplace
Usually there are many files such as user manuals, notes, catalogs printed, it not only requires a lot of papers but also consumes a lot in electricity, ink and etc. If we can replace the traditional working method with a digital yet paperless one, we will save a lot and make a great contribution to protect the environment.
3. Cut down costs of lighting
Usually the costs of lights are a large amount in large factories. Restricted by some objective conditions, we cannot change the structure of factory buildings and the whole lighting system, so what we can do is saving electricity such as shut off computers and displayers, turn off the lights and more when we leave the office or factory.
4. Control the energy consumption of heating and cooling
As we all known that it is harmful to stay for a long time in air-conditioned room, so why not decrease the working time of air conditioner and open window to enjoy the natural temperature of globe when the air temperature is not so high or so low? Turning off air-conditioner 30 minutes before going off duty, shutting off water-heating devices before leave the office and etc. are great ways of saving power.
5. Let motors and manufacturing equipments work more energy-efficiently
For factories, the producing equipments and motors has occupied the leading position in energy consumption. It is estimated that using variable frequency drives can save about 60% of electricity in manufacturing industry as it can allow motors to run at adjustable frequency according to the practical manufacturing process. Besides, it improves the control accuracy of the whole equipment system, so there are less unqualified products and less material waste.