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When making glass containers, the vacuum pumps needed can consume a lot of energy. Choosing the most efficient one will have a positive impact on costs, performance and the environment.
Phoenicia Glass Works, established in Haifa in 1934, is one of Israel’s oldest manufacturers and distributors of glass containers. It specializes in glass containers for the domestic and international food and beverage industry. The company produces approximately 200 bottles per minute and nearly one million glass containers every day.
As part of their production process, Phoenicia Glass Works was using five older models of rotary vane vacuum pumps for glass molding applications. This installation required a high level of maintenance and offered poor energy efficiency. The company therefore decided to invest in an improved and stable vacuum level while meeting their environmental goals.
After meeting with Atlas Copco, who thoroughly analyzed their needs, Phoenicia was convinced of the benefits of the GHS 1900 VSD+ oil-sealed screw vacuum pump equipped with variable speed drive.
Phoenicia decided to install a centralized vacuum solution including six pump units and a central controller. The top-of-the-line central controller allows Phoenicia to monitor and control the six GHS VSD+ vacuum pumps simultaneously to optimize the power consumption.
The new installation has resulted in a 43% energy savings for Phoenicia Glass Works. Maintenance costs have also been reduced, thanks to longer service intervals which significantly lower the system’s overall life cycle cost. Additional peace of mind comes from knowing that in case of emergencies, Atlas Copco’s international network of dedicated service technicians are on hand to help.