Conserving resources at all levels
Achenbach made improving the energy and resource efficiency of its rolling mills and foil slitting machines a focus of its R&D work many years ago. Apart from numerous smaller measures and the general use of high-class quality and energy-saving components, a wide range of sustainable development projects make a considerable contribution to the high energy and resource efficiency of the Achenbach machinery: by using efficient fume hoods, more than 30% of power can be saved, while the modern three-phase current with the recovery of braking energy leads to high efficiency enhancements in the rolling process. For monitoring minimum energy consumption throughout all connected machines and units, the Achenbach OPTILINK® IoT Platform is recommended.
Supporting sustainable development
Achenbach support sustainable development through a business philosophy rooted in our belief in the importance of not only meeting the needs and expectations of present generations with our current products but also ensuring the future of generations to come through continuous innovation. In the case of non-ferrous metals such as brass, copper and aluminum in particular, the name of the game is “reduce, reuse, recycle.” Unlike many other materials, these resources can be 100% recycled with almost no downgrading of their future reusability. The concept of sustainability in the Achenbach high-class machinery and systems is qualitatively supported in detail by their high availability, their long lifecycle and high serviceability as well as the commitment of a tailored service, modification and modernization throughout the entire machine lifetime.
The concept of sustainability
Development can be described as sustainable if it has the capacity to meet the needs of the present generation without threatening the ability of future generations to meet their needs.
The concept of sustainability originated with former Norwegian Prime Minister Gro Harlem Brundtland (1987), who was appointed by the UN World Commission on Environment and Development to identify long-term prospects for a development policy that was also environmentally friendly.
Today, the concept of sustainability involves a general call to act in ways that are more mindful of the needs of both current and future generations while respecting the planet and its limited resources.