The effective energy consumption of automated material and file handling systems has a major impact on operating costs, amortization and not least on environmental protection.
For this reason we have always placed great emphasis on continually optimizing the energy efficiency of our storage systems. This brings our customers many benefits, both from an economic and an ecological perspective!
At the CeMAT trade fair in 2008, Hänel demonstrated its pioneering role in the industry by unveiling Hänel EcoDrive®, the first component in the Hänel EcoConcept. The built-in frequency converter in EcoDrive® converts the kinetic energy of the descending extractor into electrical energy and feeds it back into the electrical supply system. This enables up to 40 % of the energy required by the storage system to be recovered, depending on the rate of travel.
Since its introduction, many customers have opted for this energy regeneration technology when ordering Hänel Lean-Lift® and Hänel Multi-Space® storage systems. In fact, the number of storage systems sold with Hänel EcoLoad® has doubled since 2011.
Another great success story is the Hänel EcoMode® system. Continuous monitoring of the load situation in the Rotomat® and adherence to the storage recommendations ensures that an even load distribution is achieved. As a result, only minimal energy is needed to start the storage carousel rotating. In 2013, 60 % of all the Hänel Rotomat® industrial storage carousels sold were equipped with this technology.
And the sales figures for Hänel EcoMode® also continue to climb. With this standby technology, all systems that consume energy, even when at standstill, are closed down by the control system in 4 EcoMode® levels (energy-saving levels). This reduces the energy consumption of the Hänel storage systems to a minimum when they are not being used.
We are very happy to see that more and more of our customers are selecting systems that contribute to sustainability.
The Hänel EcoConcept – For the sake of the environment!