Accuride/Gunite is a leading supplier of wheel-end systems and components for the heavy- and medium-duty trucking industry.
Gunite needed to find a solution for demand spikes that occurred when their two welding machines were triggered at the same time. Before any solutions had been implemented, Gunite required nine independently operating compressors (350HP each) to power their production.
Efficiency was improved by installing one, central smart controller that turned 19 compressors on and off based on demand. After implementing Wasmer’s solution, the facility only needed five compressors to run. This reduced their operating expenses by an estimated $350,000 (reduction of 1,000 HP) and it reduced maintenance costs. Installing the smart controller and configuring the compressors to run on demand rather than on a continual basis significantly increased the life span of the compressors. The demand spike issue related to their welding machines was mitigated using a focused timing system, resulting in significantly reduced utility bills.
Reduced operating expenses by $350,000/yr
Increased the lifespan of equipment
maintenance + utility bill costs
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