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Decisively lower energy consumption
Brückner takes great pride in the fact that we were in the enviable position of being nominated for the German Environmental Award. The prestigious prize - which is the highest of its kind in Europe, granting the winner EUR 500,000 - is endowed by the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt and was awarded this year for the 14 th time. Brückner had the honor of being one of the four finalists (picked from over 500 projects entered) and was represented with its “sensorless position control of LISIM ®” project.
LISIM® technology has been used for Brückner's supreme quality film lines since 1997. An experienced team of Brückner's Electrical Engineering department, under leadership of Mr. Günter Oedl, recently developed a unique control system which calculates the load in the LISIM® system. Within a few milliseconds the current in linear motors is adjusted to match the line's actual need at any given moment, thus significantly reducing the average current. This naturally results in a reduction of energy losses by over 50%. In other words, this new technology is able to reduce the annual energy bill for a typical LISIM® line by 1.4 million kWh, which equals the yearly energy consumption of roughly 350 households. Beside this, added benefits include the linear motors running at lower temperatures and less heat being transferred to the respective cooling system.
Despite not winning the award in the end, the nomination itself was a huge success for Brückner, demonstrating our commitment to continually strive to find new energy saving solutions, as well as improve existing technology. Brückner will continue to focus on environmental protection and sustainability, fulfilling our promise to continuously optimize our products and services in order to provide our customers with the best possible solutions.