Use of waste heat
Machine and installation construction is generally rated among the more energy-intensive sectors. It is therefore especially important not only to pay attention to energy efficiency, but also to ensure that the heat energy generated in production is used as intelligently as possible. When manufacturing hydraulic components, most of the waste heat is created when testing the components. The test benches test the manufactured modules with a pressure of up to 550 bar and 200 l/min, which generates a large amount of heat energy. In recent years, this heat energy has been used to realise a small district heating network that supplies the surrounding buildings as well as another company’s industrial building with heat.