The best Return on Investment
Economic efficiency, sustainability and climate protection thought of differently:
Logical: If you want to work economically and save money, you look at the money. But if you want to save smarter, you look not only at the purchase price, but also at the operating costs and the service life of capital goods.
The UNIFLEX success story began 50 years ago with the invention of plain bearing technology – and now another chapter is being opened. The next 50 years of UNIFLEX. Although the plain bearing technology makes the presses somewhat more expensive than (actually not) comparable presses with complex oil lubrication, it makes them much more sustainable because they have a longer service life and are less expensive in terms of energy consumption and maintenance – and with a better CO2 balance.
The plain bearing technology reduces the press force loss by up to 20% due to less friction between the moving parts of the machine. This results in up to 20% lower energy consumption. Other advantages include greater cleanliness at work for people, the workpiece, and the machine.
Sustainability pays off
Hydraulic presses with slide bearing technology from UNIFLEX offer an unbeatable return on investment – compared to lubricated presses and also for other investments.
The replacement of plain bearings, oil, springs, and an overhaul every 2 years costs about €14,000 for a life cycle of 23 years on average. Added to a machine price of €20,000, this results in a total cost of €34,000 for 16,000,000 press operations.
In addition, the plain bearing technology takes just 2 minutes of service per week to vacuum out the deposits. Lubricated machines require around 7 minutes to apply the lubricant in addition to cleaning.
This reduces the costs per pressing operation to an incredible € 0.0021!