Energy data helps Corex Plastics reduce costs while boosting productivity, improving asset performance
CUSTOMER CASE STUDY: SIMBLE ENERGY
SimbleEnergy is one of the first software-as-a-service solution providers to integrate with Wattwatchers’ IoT energy devices and data streams.
Its ASX-listed parent company, Simble Solutions Ltd, now operates in Australia, New Zealand, the UK and in Asia, including deploying hundreds of Wattwatchers devices at dozens of customer sites.
Since mid-2017, SimbleEnergy has installed 30 devices at the Dandenong South facility of Corex Plastics, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of Corflute Sheets, with the aim of using real-time monitoring of electrical circuits to improve production flows and identify savings opportunities.
As well as providing Corex Plastics real business benefits, the project also doubles as a a proof-of-concept commercial demonstration for a local industry body, the South-East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance (SEMMA).
Headline outcome: 15% reduction in energy costs per 1kg of plastics
How it works
Wattwatchers Auditor-type energy monitoring devices have been installed by electricians to monitor individual circuits for buildings and machines at the Corex manufacturing facility.
Raw data is transmitted wirelessly (cellular/WiFi) every 30 seconds to the SimbleEnergy cloud server and is value-added through processing and analytics.
Corex Plastics personnel receive sophisticated graphical visualisations, historical data, analysis and alerts via the easy-to-use SimbleSense dashboard.
Corex Plastics benefited in several key areas, generating ongoing interest from other SEMMA members:
- Track energy use and eliminate waste, saving money and reducing environmental footprint/carbon emissions (15% reduction in energy costs per 1kg of plastics)
- Preventative management of assets by using highly-granular, real-time energy data for fault detection and scheduling of asset upgrades
- Benchmarking and optimisation of production lines
- Facilitate energy costs allocations across the business and support better decision-making for future capital investments
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