As a forward-thinking and innovative company, environmentally conscious behaviour on the one hand and sustainable management on the other hand have assumed a very large role at IBG.
Against the backdrop of the ongoing depletion of raw materials as well as rising energy prices, Green Technology makes it possible to drastically reduce energy consumption through the use of suitable technologies, in order to ultimately increase plant efficiency and reduce energy costs at the same time.
This means that it is important to take account of the specifications for energy saving and energy efficiency improvement early in the process. This is aligned in each case with the specific task.
The main points of attack are primarily drives and components, which must be optimally designed in order to avoid the overdimensioning of robots, for example. Parallel to this, through pick-and-place systems made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic in lightweight design the robots can be designed to be smaller than when tradional materials like steel or aluminium are used.
The programming of optimised motion sequences in robot applications is also part of efficient commissioning. If the optimal drive technology is already integrated in the technical planning, the subsequent designs are derived therefrom. The integration of electic drives instead of a pneumatic system, or electric presses instead of a hydraulic system, provides insights for a sustainable cost perspective.
Only the optimal mix of different technologies, like the use of electric drives in combination with pneumatic solutions, helps in developing cost-effective, efficient and future-oriented solutions.