The energy saving potential is of utmost importance because KARL MAYER’s machines are mainly delivered to newly industrializing countries.
The implementation of LEO makes it possible to achieve energy savings of about 9.5-13% depending on the respective machine type. This corresponds to approx.
1.1-1.8 kW per machine, adding up to savings of 7,500-12,000 kWh per year.
With energy savings of 7,500-12,000 kWh per year and machine - and with currently about 100,000 machines operating worldwide - the savings add up to 1.2 billion kWh. This corresponds to 720 thousand tons of CO2 (reference value of the German Federal Environment Agency of approx. 0.6 kg/kWh CO2 emission).
LEO is presently being used in 20% of all the machines delivered by KARL MAYER, and it will gradually be extended to almost the entire product portfolio. With assumed complete replacement of the worldwide machinery pool, it is possible to save roughly 720 thousand tons of CO2.
By means of a price-neutral use of this technology for series production, it is intended to replace all the machines existing on the market by lower-consumption machines in the next few years.