A rail component manufacturer needed a solution to eliminate downtime caused from the overheating of their track drilling unit. The current system used 2 undersized chillers, unable to keep up with the cooling requirements, especially when the ambient temperatures in the plant rose due to the hot afternoon sun.
The Pfannenberg Solution
An analysis carried out on location with the customer revealed that the cooling capacity of the two chillers no longer corresponded with the current requirements. The cooling system needed to be redesigned.
Taking the temporarily intermittent high ambient temperature in the factory into account, the choice fell on our high performance EB 90 chiller. This unit has an integrated control module which allows for precise temperature control of the cooling medium.
The solution excels due to:
- Separate cooling and hydraulic circuits
- Control module to program small hysteresis of the oil temperature
- Use at ambient temperatures of up to +40°C
- Sturdy steel housing with thick powder coating
As a result of our plant audit, the customer was able to invest in a new solution that was tailor-made to meet their current needs instead of spending money on a temporary, expensive and insufficient repair of their old chiller system. The new solution ensures the desired machine uptime even during those days affected by the hot sun. A new maintenance contract was signed to support the optimum functionality of the equipment for the long term.
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