Keeping Energy Costs Down

Rising energy costs continue to plague shops of all sizes by affecting profits. Hidden costs of energy usage in CNC machining such as machine tool idling, unnecessary pump rotation and continuous running of peripheral equipment are some ways energy can be guzzled in the shop. A new white paper from Okuma America, titled, “Energy-Efficient Machine Tool Technologies for Any Size Shop” explains findings from a 2015 survey of metalworking companies. It revealed that shops could see an energy cost increase of $21, 541 in only one year.