Germany has set itself the goal of cutting its primary energy consumption by 20% by the year 2020 compared with 2008 – and by an astounding 50% by the year 2050. The way in which automation can help create more energy-efficient production processes was recently the topic of a German Engineering Association (VDMA) podium discussion held during the SPS IPC Drives 2014 trade fair. Here, distinguished experts – including Michael Matthesius, President of Global Industry Management for Machine Construction at Weidmüller – discussed energy and resource efficiency in automation
“Since our company has experience in running its very own energy management system, we approach the issue in an especially practical manner,” explains
Michael Matthesius, Head of Global Industry Management Machinery at Weidmüller (2nd from right), discussed in a VDMA panel discussion on the topic of energy and resource efficiency in automation
Mr Matthesius. “Our customers benefit from decades of know-how that we can use to demonstrate a wide variety of ways and means to cut energy consumption. In order to provide a flexible solution system that extends all the way from plant level to the individual machine segment, we put together a bundled offer made up of consultancy, measurement and controlling solutions as needed.”
With its rich wealth of experience, Weidmüller is also an active member of the “ecoMetals” and “Blue Competence” sustainability initiatives run by the VDMA. Within this framework, machine construction specialists undertake to conserve resources – a goal they’re a vital step closer to with know-how and solutions from Weidmüller.
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