La nuova gamma all’insegna della “rivoluzione verde”
After more than two years of research, development and testing, Colmec, certified ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001, has presented its new range of low energy consumption extrusion and vulcanization lines for rubber hose and profiles. This “green revolution” that places Colmec as the market benchmark. This new development involves all aspects of the vulcanization line: from the extruder to the ovens, to the integrated software management. The new extruders are optimized to reduce the consumption of water, a precious resource, as well as a significant decrease in power consumption. The dedicated software integrates the data arriving from all the sensors in the system in real time and manages the data to help reduce heat losses to a minimum. The new extruders are able to produce the same throughput rate (kg/h) with a reduction in power consumption of 20-25% compared to traditional systems. The vulcanization ovens have been completely redesigned. Today it is possible to combine high production rates afforded by the careful application of high speed hot air, a technology already developed by Colmec, with the recovery of the heat exhausted from the oven’s stacks as a preheat source for makeup air coming into the oven. This not only keeps the density of the air inside the vulcanization chamber stable, increasing the quality of the vulcanization process, but also guarantees significant energy savings. The reduction in energy costs is over 30% at the same production speed with this new oven technology.