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GILDEMEISTER energy solutions

Step into the future An effective reporting and monitoring solution not only improves a company’s processes, but also ensures an efficient energy and media supply. The new Energy Monitor by GILDEMEISTER energy solutions provides exactly that and guarantees sustainable efficiency on all levels. TEXT: MARILENA STRACKE  I  PHOTOS: GILDEMEISTER ENERGY SOLUTIONS

In 2012, DMG MORI AG started to take a closer look at energy efficiency and energy data monitoring. At this time, no consistent solution regarding the collection and analysis of energy usage data existed across their then seven production plants in Europe and China. Some of the production sites had existing systems by various suppliers. Hence the aim was to implement a comprehensive energy data and monitoring system, which processed all locations’ usage while simultaneously incorporat64  |  Issue 55  |  October 2017

ing the data from existing systems. In addition, the data was not just going to be available to the technical departments such as maintenance and production, but also to other parts of the company from management, purchasing and controlling to energy and facility management – presented in an easy way. Back then, energy monitoring products on the market did not meet the requirements for the desired cost. That is why DMG MORI AG founded the division ‘GILDEMEISTER energy solutions’ to

develop a suitable system solution, also available to other customers. Today, eight production plants in Italy, Poland, Germany, Russia and China, as well as over 20 distribution and service locations are connected to the system. Which problems does the Energy Monitor solve? After the first business year of a client’s new office building, it became clear that the usage of the heating and cooling systems were far too high despite using efficient systems with surface activation and heat recovery units in the air ventilation system. The analysis through monitoring the characteristics of the heat and cooling usage showed that the settings of the overall system were configured incorrectly.