PANasmblytoolsBenefits of Panasonic Assembly Tools

With a push towards ECO & Go Green, manufacturing is looking to reduce energy costs and reduce CO2 Emissions. Panasonic is playing a role in helping manufacturers save money and reduce CO2 Emissions by assisting in the replacement of air tools with more efficient cordless tools. Below is an excerpt from the Compressed Air Challenge showing just how inefficient a compressed air tool is to run. Compressed air is one of the most expensive sources of energy in a plant. The over-all efficiency of a typical compressed air system can be as low as 10%-15%. For example, to operate a 1-horsepower (hp) air motor at 100 pounds per square inch gauge (psig), approximately 7-8 hp of electrical power is supplied to the air compressor. quoted from www.compressedairchallenge.org Compressed Air Tip Sheet #1 The reduction of energy usage is important and a major reason why manufacturers are converting air tools to cordless tools. Looking at the bigger picture energy savings is only a small part of the benefits for running Panasonic Assembly Tools.

Cordless tools offer a safer work environment, increased product quality, flexibility, reduced installation cost and lower maintenance costs. We take pride in our efforts to assist manufacturers in understanding the benefits of cordless tools through examples. Click here to view the latest Panasonic Assembly Tool Catalogarrow Compressed Air Cost & CO2 Emissions Over the last decade there has been an increase in understanding how much compressed air really costs. Manufacturers are going as far as separating the electrical cost to run the air compressors from the rest of the plant because it is so expensive. When comparing air tools to cordless tools we've found and show in our example application that an air tools costs 37 times that of a cordless assembly tool, that's a 96% savings in electrical cost.

Energy Savings Panasonic Cordless Tools Energy Article

ECO & Go Green, phrases that manufacturing now uses to describe the reduction of energy usage and changes their making to lessen the damage to our planets environment. In the plan to reduce energy usage manufacturers are reviewing the compressed air system to reduce energy costs. During the compressed air system review, manufacturers have found that air tools consume a large amount of energy. To support their findings, below is an excerpt from the Compressed Air Challenge showing just how inefficient a compressed air tool is to run.

Compressed air is one of the most expensive sources of energy in a plant. The over-all efficiency of a typical compressed air system can be as low as 10%-15%. For example, to operate a 1-horsepower (hp) air motor at 100 pounds per square inch gauge (psig), approximately 7-8 hp of electrical power is supplied to the air compressor.