With the introduction of the Carbon Tax in Australia and the uncertainty surrounding the rise in electricity prices in the future now is the perfect time to look at investing in a Durma AD Servo Press brake.
Durma AD Servo press brakes offer up to 62% less power consumption than a conventional CNC Hydraulic Press Brake, Greater speed and accuracy (up to 25% faster than a conventional CNC Press brake), reduced noise levels and reduced maintenance costs.
So what would this mean to your company?
Let’s look at the example of a 3Metre x 135Tonne conventional CNC press brake with a 15Kw motor and compare it with the same capacity AD Servo machine.
At current industry electricity prices the conventional CNC press brake costs approx $4.60/hr to run.
Total estimated running costs for the year based on a 40Hr week at 50 weeks a year means that press costs $9,200 per year to operate.
Given that a Servo press brake runs at 62% less power at standby and 44% less power during a press cycle, this means that you would be using 53% less power on average. Therefore the same capacity machine in an AD Servo will cost approximately $2.43/hr to run.
Total estimated running costs for the year based on a 40Hr week at 50 weeks a year means that press costs $4,860 per year to operate.
That represents a saving of $4,340 per year in electricity costs alone.
Now take into account that an AD Servo Press brake is capable of operating at approx 25% greater speed than a conventional CNC press brake.
If you produce 150 parts per day at a profit of $10.00 a unit, this means you make $1,500 per day.
Total estimated profit for the year based on a 40Hr week at 50 weeks a year = $375,000.00
Therefore an AD Servo Press Brake can produce up to 187 parts per day (25% quicker), which equates to $1,870.00 per day.
Total estimated profit for the year based on a 40Hr week at 50 weeks a year = $467,500.00
In an efficient operation this represents a potential increased profit of $92,500.00
The use of Servo driven machines is increasing worldwide across all sectors of industry as companies strive to find every advantage they can in a competitive marketplace. In Japan, where there are high electricity costs, electric machines reportedly occupy at least 80% of the manufacturing market, and some manufacturers have ceased production of hydraulic machines altogether*.
This increased demand coupled with Suppliers learning to build electric presses more cost-effectively, means that there is no longer as significant a difference in price as we have seen in the past.
Whilst I understand that the above scenario is based on an ideal situation and may not perfectly reflect the production environment at your workplace, the reduced costs of the AD Servo machines and the savings in electricity costs alone (not taking into account the increased production), mean that you can recover the extra cost of the machine within two years of purchase. That should make the purchase of one of these Press brakes an attractive proposition for any company looking to increase or maintain production, whilst minimising their overheads.
Call Acra Machinery today to discuss your environmentally friendly Durmazlar AD Servo controlled Press brake options.