Another Energy Saving Award for APDS Client



Energy saving is an important aspect of the services we provide and so we were very proud to present another one of our clients, British Ceramic Tile, with Drives & Controls Energy Savings Award.

British Ceramic Tile is the latest in a growing list of our clients who have won this award in the past. Drives and Controls presents this award to businesses across the UK as an acknowledgement of energy saving initiatives.

British Ceramic Tile is the largest manufacturer of ceramic & glass tiles in the UK. UK manufacturers are facing many challenges in today’s competitive world and it is important to implement changes to save costs and improve efficiency.

After carrying out a site survey, APDS identified that savings could be made by replacing a hydraulic coupling with an ABB AC drive on a glazing batch mill. The ABB Variable Speed Drive allows greater control over the energy use by the glazing batch mill and since its introduction, significant savings have been made.

Alan Jones, Sales Director at APDS Ltd, comments “We have worked closely with Steve Monk and the team at British Ceramic Tile and the success of our implementation of an energy saving solution has been proved by both the cost savings and  process improvement. Receiving the  Drives & Controls Energy Savings Award for January 2017 is the icing in the cake!”

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