7 ways our centrifugal high energy mass finishing machines will improve your sustainability credentials

So, you’ve heard that centrifugal high energy mass finishing machines (CHEF) can help to improve your factory’s sustainability credentials and want to know how? From reducing waste to lowering emissions and much more, join us as we take a closer look at the 7 eco benefits of these finishing machines.

To learn all about the centrifugal high energy finishing process and our machines, read our blog here, and come back to this one when you’re done.

Sustainability benefits of centrifugal high energy machines

1. Reduce waste

Unlike most traditional finishing methods which involve excessive use of abrasives or chemicals, centrifugal mass finishing machines often require fewer consumables, in turn reducing waste generation, which is a major sustainability benefit. 

2. Energy efficient

Designed to be energy-efficient, these mass finishing machines utilise centrifugal high energy to achieve surface finishing. Compared to other methods that may require  heating or excessive power consumption, the centrifugal high energy process can be relatively energy-efficient, reducing overall energy consumption and associated environmental impacts. 

3. Water conservation

Some finishing processes involve a mix of water, media and compound as a medium for abrasive particles or chemical solutions. Centrifugal finishing can sometimes operate without  the need for water, or with minimal water usage, reducing water consumption by 70% and lessening the potential for water pollution. 

An ActOn Finishing customer recently informed us that he had switched his mass finishing machine process from drag finishing to high energy finishing, and reported saving 150000 litres of water per year. Meaning whilst this is a great environmental benefit, it is also a great way to save money too. 

4. Compound reduction

Unlike more traditional finishing methods that may require the use of compounds for  cleaning or surface finishing, centrifugal high energy finishing is able to rely solely on mechanical action, thereby reducing the need for chemicals and minimising the associated environmental risks. Similar to water consumption, compound usage can be reduced by 70% compared to standard finishing machines. 

5. Lower emissions

Since centrifugal finishing systems typically operate in enclosed environments, they can help minimise emissions of particulate matter and volatile organic compounds into the atmosphere, contributing to improved air quality in surrounding areas.

6. Equipment longevity

Centrifugal mass finishing machines are often designed for durability and longevity, reducing the frequency of equipment replacement, which lessens the need for resource consumption that often has a negative impact on the environment. 

7. Less noise pollution

Compared to some other industrial processes, centrifugal high energy finishing can produce less noise pollution, contributing to a better working environment for employees and reducing the overall impact on surrounding communities. 

Summary of  sustainable CHEF machine benefits:

  • Less waste
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water conservation
  • Reduction in compounds
  • Reduce emissions
  • Machine/equipment longevity
  • No noise pollution 

ActOn’s centrifugal high energy mass finishing machines are a great option for those looking to improve their eco credentials. If you would like to carry out a trial of our high energy finishing machines, please get in touch with us and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your options, offer expert advice and much more.

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