ExxonMobil helped Kotronis Plastics save more than €17,000 annually by switching its injection moulding machines to Mobil DTE™ 10 Excel 68 hydraulic oil.
The high performance lubricant helped cut energy consumption, reduce cycle times and safely extend oil drain intervals.
Kotronis Plastics, a Greek manufacturer of polypropylene containers for the food industry, was keen to cut costs and reduce its environmental impact.
ExxonMobil, in partnership with its local distributor, Novitron, suggested switching its 40 Sumitomo Demag El-Exis SP 250 injection moulding machines to Mobil DTE 10 Excel 68.
The advanced hydraulic oil was initially trialled on a single machine. The results showed improved cycle times, a 2.23% cut in energy consumption and an extended drain interval of more than 20,000 operating hours.
The total available cost saving, when extrapolated across all 40 machines, was estimated at €17,000 a year.
“Plastics processing is an energy-intensive and highly competitive industry. The ability to cut cycle times while also reducing energy consumption is therefore a highly valuable achievement,” said Mohamed Mourad, ExxonMobil’s Industrial Marketing Advisor.
For more information about the Mobil DTE 10 Excel 68 Series and other Mobil-branded lubricants and services, visit mobilindustrial.com.