ECO lamps reduce energy use by 19% for PepsiCo Deutschland
Sidel’s ECO lamps on blower have generated a return on investment in just 12 months
Sidel works closely with PepsiCo Deutschland with the aim of
improving its operations wherever possible. At PepsiCo Deutschland's plant at
Rodgau, Sidel identified a solution to save money.
The machine at Rodgau is a Sidel SBO 18 Series2, installed to
produce 1.5 and 2 litre bottles. Lamps on the machine consume
around 90-95% of the total electrical power used by the PET blower.
Sidel's ECO lamps were installed, with target savings of 15%.
However, measurements taken confirmed that the savings
achieved were actually as high as 19%.
Close cooperation to improve performance
As well as reducing both energy use and cost, Sidel's ECO lamps
are robust and have a life expectancy of 5,000
hours. In some cases, no modification of the existing oven
or the blowing process is needed.
Installation of Sidel ECO lamps on Sidel SBO 18 Series2
Energy savings achieved (19%) surpassed those originally
Lamps generated ROI in only 12 months
Calculations have shown that the PepsiCo lamps at Rodgau
generated a return on investment in only 12
months. Yet this is not the only time that the two
organisations have worked together. The same machine has also been
fitted with Sidel's air-recycling system to reduce the air needed
moulding by 16%. Another collaboration reduced package weight
and improved the blowing process. By adopting such
technologies, energy savings are made, environmental performance is
improved and operating costs significantly lowered.