The idea of improving productivity by using raw materials and energy more efficiently is not a new one. It has been the aim of manufacturers for generations. But with rising concern for the environment and the earth’s dwindling resources, the need to do more using less has increased. The current business climate has compounded this need as businesses strive to compete in increasingly difficult markets.
In the plastics industry, ABB robots, drives and
computer software are helping to raise productivity and reduce energy
costs. They are improving quality, reducing cycle time and unnecessary
periods of downtime and making energy savings.