Technology White Papers
OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY CONFIRMS ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF NEXMATIX VALVES
Oak Ridge National Laboratory has reported on the feasibility and testing of a lightweight, energy efficient, additive manufactured pneumatic control valve. Describing the Nexmatix valves as revolutionary, their results confirmed that they “are as energy efficient as stated.” The report went on to say “measuring air consumption per work completed, the Nexmatix valve was as much as 85% better than the Festo valve” to which it was compared.
TYPICAL COST SAVINGS USING THE NEXMATIX SOLUTION
Compressed air costs associated with pneumatic systems are notoriously high, often accounting for up to 30% or more of the power costs at a plant. In the U.S. alone it has been estimated that the energy used to compress air exceeds a half quadrillion BTUs per year. Nexmatix’s innovative directional control valve technology provides a plug-and-play replacement for a standard directional control valve that will typically save 25% of compressed air costs, without compromising system function. Download our white paper to review illustrations on the cost savings provided by Nexmatix technology in a typical pneumatic actuation application. White Paper PDF >>