Understanding Energy Use in Manufacturing

Highlighting ways to reduce energy costs and work towards Net Zero

You will learn how:

  Phantom load could be affecting your business 

  To utilise energy analytics

  Much you could save on your energy bills

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The Three Types of Energy Wastage Affecting Your Business

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Gremlin Load

Excess energy use from equipment needing maintenance or replacement.

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Ghost Load

Energy used by unnecessary “always-on” equipment.

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Zombie Load

Energy used by equipment when idling (or when someone forgot to turn it off).


What our customers say

“The Smart Manufacturing Data Hub supported us with a downtime capture solution that allows us to easily access, visualise and analyse our production process from outside the cleanroom, which is a huge benefit to management of the facility and the start of our journey with Industry 4.0.”

“Exitex required a solution for monitoring manufacturing devices on the factory floor to provide insights into preventive maintenance, usage, and productivity of machines. The Smart Manufacturing Data Hub was able to help us to achieve our goals.”

“We had lots of ideas about how we could monitor and record data around our facilities to analyse costs and performance. The Smart Manufacturing Data Hub helped us identify areas of priority, and supported us to perfect the sensors and dashboard, providing an extremely user friendly solution.”

Need clarification?

What is the Smart Manufacturing Data Hub?

The Smart Manufacturing Data Hub (SMDH) is a project funded through Innovate UK to support small and medium-sized manufacturers to become more competitive by harnessing the power of data.

Digital solutions and expert guidance are available to companies through the hub, allowing them to explore and evaluate their processes, make operational savings, de-risk investments and become more digital savvy.

Why do I need data in my business?

Data are often referred to as the new oil, and just like oil, when data are raw and unrefined there is little value. We take data and turn it into timely, actionable insights: information that can guide you towards a decision that will improve your manufacturing business.

When do I need to start my digital journey?

Early adopters of data-driven technology have already started gaining a competitive advantage by substantially lowering operating costs, improving time-to-market, and optimising performance. These benefits will only grow over time. 

How can I start to use data?

One small step can start your data journey. For example, you can use temperature sensors measure the amount of heat energy or coldness that is generated by an object or system and alert the user to overheating or insufficient cooling. Through early detection of problems, the user can avoid unplanned downtime, and limit maintenance checks and repairs to when they are actually needed.

Is this suitable for small companies?

Yes. We have a suite of low cost solutions that can start you on your data journey. In addition, companies who work with the Smart Manufacturing Data Hub, are eligible to apply for up to £50,000 grant funding available on a match fund basis, to allow for further development of digital technology in their factory. Our team will work with you to develop a digital roadmap for long-term success and access funding to support this.

Interested in learning more?

Get in touch to find out how the Smart Manufacturing Data Hub can help your manufacturing business