Meca was nominated in Mexico to a National Award for Energy Savings by accomplishing the following actions
Insulated all walls in the buildings.
Changed all air compressors, going from traditional piston system to new Ingersoll Rand Scroll system.
Changed 100% of lighting system moving from T-12 type to T-8, and going from old type balastras to new magnetic electronic balastras, which do not generate heat and save as much as 30% on electricity.
Changed 100% refrigeration equipment. During Summer, in regions such as San Luis, Mexicali, Mexico, and Yuma, the temperature gets as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit. All equipment was changed from 9 SEER efficiency to the latest 13 SEER from York.
Reduced 50% of electricity consumption on the sewing floor, from 749 kWh per person to 347 kWh per person. Overall the reduction for the entire complex is 35%.
Energy efficiency continues to be monitored by a group of specialists. All connections, main transformer, and switch boxes are checked in order to balance the electricity per circuit.
Created an internal Committee for energy savings managed by external consultants. The goal is to reduce energy usage in every corner of the factory and also in employees' homes.
Created a strategic partnership plan with the sewing machine brands, Brother and Yamato. All of the existing equipment will be changed to the more efficient "direct motor drive" machines. This will result in a 70% energy saving and a 30% increase in production output.
Scale of power consumption
sent by BROTHER-JAPAN.
|Model||Clutch Motor (Kwh)||Direct Drive (Kwh)||Clutch Motor Reduction|
|S-7200C single needle machine||404||131||-68%|
|SL-6200A single needle machine||404||158||-61%|
|T-8422B double needle machine(DD)||404||110||-73%|
|Z-8560A zigzag machine||404||165||-59%|
|KE-430D bar tack machine||432||237||-45%|