Manufacturer’s eco-plan cuts energy use in half
Kent-based manufacturer Magnetic Shields has cut its energy use by more than 50% which shrinks its carbon footprint.
According to Magnetic Shields, the manufacturer of low frequency magnetic shielding products has saved 43 tonnes of CO2 in the last year – the equivalent of taking 14 cars of the road – after fitting heating control technology from sustainable engineering firm Vickers Electronics.
The control system uses self-learning predictive programming, coupled with energy saving features and high-accuracy temperature sensing to reduce heating consumption at its production facility near Tonbridge.
This technology also includes options for lighting and electrical appliance control.
Its market sectors include aerospace, analysis, automotive, electronics, space, medical and many particle physics research institutes and universities.
“As a company, we recognise that we have a responsibility to reduce the size of our carbon footprint when and wherever possible,” said Nick Murby, development director at Magnetic Shields.
“The Vickers energy management system now controls the entire heating system in the company, as well as through the introduction of a balanced phase power distribution unit, capable of saving up to 10% on energy consumption,” said Murby.