Common Power Sources and Machinery Used in Production Facilities
Increasing energy demands are forcing many production facilities to consider alternative power sources. Wind power, air compressors, programmable thermostats, and industrial boilers are just four of the most dependable energy sources used in manufacturing.
Wind power is one of the most effective energy sources as it has been used for centuries. Wind power was used to power grindstones in grain production for centuries and now it is used on production farms to aid in power water pumping. Amazon is one of many companies turning to wind power to aid in warehouse fulfillment needs.
Another source of power for production facilities are industrial boilers. Boilers will heat water, creating a steam that then powers machinery. Heated water also heats the building, cook’s food, and provides several other powerful resources. Industrial boilers are fueled by natural gas, propane, solar panels, electricity, and geothermal power.
Air compressors are one of the most common forms of power in production facilities. Air compressors are used to clean finished pieces, power large tools, and are used to lift heavy items. The automotive industry heavily relies on air compressors.
Automation is essential in production. Programmable thermostats allow for automated control panels to power equipment. Thermostats are normally found on boilers, keeping the workplace at a safe temperature and ensuring the boiler doesn’t overheat. Thermostats are used for air conditioning, ventilation, and a handful of other things in production.
Using the Right Power Sources
Utilizing the right power source in modern-day production helps companies achieve their production goals. The four power sources listed are reliable, efficient, and can be adjusted as needed. Continued improvement has helped each power source increase safety and environmental concerns.
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