Reducing the Energy Consumption of Machine Tools
Makoto Fujishima†, Hiroshi Shimanoe, and Masahiko Mori
DMG MORI Co., Ltd.
2-35-16 Meieki, Nakamura, Nagoya, Aichi 450-0002, Japan
Global warming is one of the most important environmental issues that the world faces today. Reducing energy consumption is critical in industrial environments. Machine tools have some of the highest energy consumption rates of all the equipment in factories. This makes it important to reduce machine tool energy consumption to protect the global environment. Some effective ways of reducing the energy consumption of machine tools are by reducing the required energy, shutting down the power to standby mode, and shortening cycle times. This paper introduces several approaches to the reduction of energy consumption.
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