How much can you save on your bill with a Micron ?
The price of electricity energy is at an all-time high, and forecasts indicate that this increase will continue at least until the first four months of 2022. Focke Meler stands out due to the energy efficiency of its products. Choosing a Meler product can save up to 60% in energy.
The small gesture of turning off a hall light switch has never made more sense than now. The historical rise in energy prices highlights the importance of optimising our energy consumption.
Why are electricity prices rising?
The pandemic caused a decrease in energy demand during 2020 (see table above); but its accelerated rebound in 2021 caught everyone off guard. There were various reasons for this:
On the one hand, an especially cold winter heated up demand and sent gas prices sky-rocketing as supplies ran out. On the other hand, it should not be forgotten that the emission reduction targets are foreseeing the closure of nuclear and thermal power plants, with renewable energies not being able to replace them 100%. As a result, governments are starting to look for emergency measures to regulate the rise in prices, the forecasts for which do not seem to be promising for medium/high electricity-consuming companies.
Energy efficiency, one of Meler’s fundamental cornerstones
The search for energy efficiency is in Meler’s DNA. Our facilities follow the Passivhaus construction standards, as one of the essential principles of our business model is the optimisation of resources. Meler is geared towards the design of quality products that guarantee maximum energy efficiency for its customers. And that’s why our R&D team devoted years of research to the development of Micron technology. Micron is the hot-melt adhesive melter that offers up to 60% more energy savings than other melters on the market
Why does Micron technology translate into energy saving?
Meler’s R&D team set itself a challenge in mid-2014: to create a 100% efficient melter. To this end, there we carried out an in-depth study and design of all the parts that are in contact with the adhesive and that must be heated to make the system work: the tank, pump and distributor.
The objective revolved around directing the flow of energy towards the interior, concentrating it on said components in order to avoid the loss of external heat, and consequently reduce the energy used. We achieved the objective, and that’s how Micron technology arose.
The new Micron design homogenised the tank temperature, optimised the flow of the adhesive, and also increased its insulating capacity, thanks to the application of new materials. The result: the lowest energy consumption per kg melt/hour of use on the market *.
Micron is 60% more efficient that its competitors
The following tables show comparative data obtained in laboratory tests made with two of the most installed melting units on the market. Micron stands out in two aspects, mainly: energy efficiency and thermal stability that guarantees care of the adhesive.
⇒ ENERGY EFFICIENCY
Quick and efficient start-up
How much minimum energy is needed to start up a melter? The team who developed Micron technology asked themselves the same question. Their aim was to create a scalable solution capable of adapting the power to each type of tank. Consequently, each version has a power proportional to the amount of adhesive to melt.
The initial energy output is higher than that in competing models; however it occurs in a sequential manner so that each of the elements that make up the system increase their temperature without creating high thermal oscillations. Within a few minutes, the system will be ready for daily work to start. The data in the table shows that the Micron 5 is the fastest melter on the market compared to the other melters analysed. It also manages to be the fastest with the lowest W/h consumed. It is, therefore, the most efficient melter on the market.
⇒ THERMAL STABILITY
Maximum adhesive care:
The thermal tests reflect the thermal homogeneity of the Micron deposit over its entire surface. They also show a high flow speed of the adhesive that exceeds the performance of the competing equipment analysed.
With all this data, the time has come to make some calculations: How much can I save on each line of work? How much could I reduce my business’ yearly energy consumption?
The Meler team is available to help you answer these questions. Because saving energy is everyone’s business and Meler, as your #gluingsolutions partner, only has one goal: to stand side by side its customers so that everything keeps flowing.