Industrial Utility Efficiency

Chrysler Finds Vacuum Savings of $400,000 per Plant


Summary

A recent comparative vacuum technology study performed by Dr. Kingman Yee, as part of a Chrysler Summer Intern Professors Program, found that air consumption could be reduced by 98% when equipping a robot’s end-of-arm tooling with COAXÆ technology and a Vacustat™ check valve. The study also estimated that if Chrysler were to replace its older, outdated vacuum systems, the company could experience an annual savings in air consumption costs of $418,300 per stamping plant (based on the use of 2,000 suction cups; does not include replacement costs.)


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