A switch from DC to AC drives at European recycling company Govaerts Recycling of Belgium has resulted in major maintenance savings with the bonus of a dramatic cut in production noise. The new high-tech extrusion lines have at their heart modular Unidrive SPMA drives from Control Techniques.
With five production lines, Govaerts Recycling, based in Alken, has an annual output of around 8,000 tons of high quality plastic and rubber products - for street and park furniture, decking and flooring for instance. When the company's five DC driven production lines were facing the need of refurbishment, owner Eddy Govaerts couldn't find suitable replacements, so set out to build his own extrusion lines.
Source: Control Techniques News