As businesses face supply chain issues, labor shortages, and a laundry list of other obstacles, everyone is looking for ways to save money. One often overlooked solution is improving energy efficiency. A single percentage of gained efficiency can lead to vital financial and environmental improvements.
But where should you begin? Start with the basics. Lubricants are the unsung heroes of countless operations and the right one can make all the difference.
A great example is Mobil DTE Excel 46, a hydraulic oil engineered to reduce power consumption. It also features the added benefit of keeping systems up to three times cleaner compared to conventional, mineral-based oils. These real-world benefits have helped companies make significant strides.
A global component manufacturer and supplier saved an estimated $4,700 in annual energy consumption per hydraulic pump
Weber Metals reported a 4% increase in hydraulic pump efficiency with sacrificing equipment reliability
As you consider ways to unlock energy efficiency with improved lubrication, here are three ideas to keep in mind.
1. Determine How To Measure Success
If you don’t know what you’re aiming for, you’ll never hit the target. Do you want to decrease energy consumption while maintaining the same output? Or do you want to maintain energy consumption while increasing your output? There is no wrong answer. It all depends on your business.
2. Consider All Your Options
It’s easy to stick with either the cheapest or the tried and true lubricants you’ve always used. After all, they’ve gotten you this far. However, it’s vital to understand all your options. By talking to your local distributor, you can learn more about new solutions.
3. Keep The Process Going
Making the switch from one oil to another shouldn’t be the end of your process. It’s just the beginning. Ongoing oil analysis, such as Mobil Serv Lubricant Analysis, provides the data and insights you need to make continual improvements.
By taking these steps now, you are setting your company up for long-term success. If you have any questions, contact us today.