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Rockwell to Study Kraft’s Energy Consumption

Published: Sunday, August 29, 2004 - 21:00

Rockwell Automation’s power and energy management solutions team will examine the quality of Kraft Foods’ power consumption, Rockwell announced recently.

By using its energy management software, Rockwell will be able to automate load profiling mechanisms and analyze power quality issues, such as harmonics, to identify energy consumption patterns. The multiyear initiative will facilitate Kraft’s understanding of how energy is used in its plants and help the company lower energy costs.

“Finding ways to reduce energy demand is fully consistent with our drive to achieve efficiencies in all aspects of our business,” says Fred Sherriff, vice president of manufacturing technical services for Kraft. “It is also consistent with our efforts as a responsible corporate citizen to reduce the environmental impact of our operations.”

“There’s a common misconception that manufacturing-related energy costs are uncontrollable,” says Al Hamdan, Rockwell Automation product marketing manager. “On the contrary, quantifying energy consumption for various processes and identifying power quality problems will indeed arm manufacturers with good information that will pinpoint specific operations where they can optimize energy usage.”

For more information, visit www.rockwell.com.

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