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Energy Savings of Over 40% with an Auxiliary Process Time of 20%

Project Name Folding Press
Industry Forming machine tools and presses
Technologies Hydraulics
4EE Levers Energy System Design, Efficient Components, Energy Recovery, Energy on Demand

Increasing energy efficiency in folding presses


Initial Situation

Folding presses correspond to the traditional automation approach: A central unit with fixed displacement pump, as well as two control manifolds with control valves ensure powerful and precise movements. The goal was to improve energy efficiency with an auxiliary process time of 20%.

The Rexroth 4EE Solution

Two Sytronix SvP 7000 servo drives operate two fixed displacement pumps with variable speed and lower power consumption as needed during the auxiliary process times. As the axes are now only controlled when in drive mode, the control valves can be omitted.

The result

Even though auxiliary process times only account for 20% of the cycle, the automation was able to realize energy savings of 43%. At the same time, average noise emissions have been reduced by over 10%.


  • Energy consumption: 57,300 kWh/a

After Rexroth 4EE

  • Energy consumption: 24,600 kWh/a
  • Savings: 32,700 kWh/a

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