Tire manufacturing is an incredibly energy intensive process, with a typical plant consuming between 120GWh and 275GWh of energy per year. Naturally, this is one of a tire plant’s biggest yearly expenses, costing between US$12m and US$27m. With natural gas consumption also very high, managing electrical and gas loads is a priority for plant managers aiming to provide the most efficient and cost-effective manufacturing system.
Rockwell Automation is combining IoT technologies with industry experience to create an energy management platform solution that provides meaningful, actionable real-time data that can manage a multitude of the biggest utilities used in the manufacturing process. This includes water, air, gas, electricity and steam, otherwise known as WAGES.
Source: Tire Technology International