Environmental / Energy Efficiency Award
Awarded for the motion control product, system or service, which has made a significant contribution to environmental issues, such as energy savings, emissions control, noise reduction or life cycle costs.
OUR 2017 FINALISTS
Control Techniques & Leroy-Somer - The MDV-1 Immanuel
Award winning Dutch-built MDV-1 ‘Immanuel’, fitted with the latest technology from Control Techniques and Leroy-Somer, is the world’s most economical and environmentally friendly fishing vessel.
Designed alongside shipbuilders and fishermen, the MDV-1 leads the way for future boat building. Unidrive M variable speed drives and Leroy-Somer permanent magnet motors ensure optimum performance, achieving an 80% reduction in fuel consumption and emissions (CO2/NOx).
Gardner Denver - Triple ROBOX Energy Screw Compressor
Operators looking to save cost on their compressor air can make significant savings with the ROBOX energy screw compressor from Gardner Denver, offering high energy performance with low cost of ownership. The superior pump technology, with its permanent magnetic motor, helps reduce cost, while the smart process control tool helps optimise air use for further energy savings. The machine also offers a small footprint, to fit even the most compact of spaces.
Danfoss Drives - VACON 100 FLOW and 100X AC Variable Speed Drives
VACON® drives from the Danfoss range have been installed at 68 multiplex cinemas across the UK, cutting energy usage by 12% and reducing CO2 emissions by around 7,000 tonnes, with savings of £1.2 million per year for the cinema operators. The air-handling units (AHUs) in the cinemas were either stopped or running at full speed. Installing Danfoss drives allowed the motors to run at the exact speed necessary to meet the current demand on the AHUs.