Manufacturing is the life-blood of America. This sector provides millions of jobs in a variety of fields…all of which depend upon electrical power in some form or another. The cost of electricity to your manufacturing business is a variable cost that moves with price fluctuations in other energy forms, such as natural gas, oil and coal.
In total, electricity powers about 89% of motors in manufacturing. Electric motors are used in a wide variety of materials handling and materials processing operations (e.g., machining).
According to U.S. Energy Department statistics, electricity costs make up about 96% of the total life-cycle cost of a motor, while capital costs (3%) and maintenance (1%) account for the rest. As a result, energy efficiency measures can have a large effect on the total costs related to machine drives, including the use of optimally sized energy-efficient motors and proper motor maintenance.
Thomas Engineering, Inc. will work with you to make sure that your business has a reliable source of electric power at a reasonable cost. We will help you navigate the ups and downs of the energy market, show you the newest innovative ways to secure the lowest cost of electricity, help you improve the efficiency of your manufacturing operations, and work to ensure that your are receiving maximum cost saving benefits from your power supplier.