"I don't really have anything to do with energy management. But since we have networked all the machines in our plant with Eco²lot and can evaluate the plant data virtually in real time, I have a much better overview of the status of things. We have adjusted our maintenance intervals accordingly and can now react in advance to damage and defects on our equipment. In the past, my work was more about emergencies and quick fixes, but now that I look at our plant data daily in my Eco²lot dashboard, I can see exactly where a repair or replacement will be necessary in the future. I don't want to miss this transparency in my work anymore.
Since I have been working with the software on a daily basis, it has become clear to me that energy efficiency and maintenance go hand in hand. We were able to determine right at the beginning that the maintenance interval demonstrably influences energy efficiency.
Through the recorded and evaluated data, we can now determine or are notified by Eco²lot if a plant or machine suddenly consumes more. If the other production parameters have not changed, this suggests that the cause is wear and tear on one of the components or some other operating problem.
With the energy management software now doing the monitoring of our operations for us, we have more resources in maintenance to consider how we can continue to optimize our operations. We are investing more time in analyzing our energy usage and discussing possible investments in more efficient and modern equipment.
Even though it was new and unfamiliar to work with energy management software in the beginning, my team and I have always felt comprehensively advised and well trained. Thank you to the energy efficiency experts at Eco²lot!"