DEFOREST, Wis. – Oct. 24, 2017 – Following a successful study conducted in partnership with ExxonMobil, the Mobil DTE™ 10 Excel premium hydraulic oil has been verified as an energy efficient technology by Wisconsin’s Focus on Energy program.
Mobil DTE 10 Excel hydraulic oil is the first lubricant to be studied and incentivized by Focus on Energy, which works with Wisconsin businesses and residents to reduce energy waste. The planning for this study was initiated and perfected by a group of 12 engineers between ExxonMobil, EVCO Plastics, Focus on Energy and Lube-Tech & Partners. The study was completed in April, with full results and validation available in June.
The verification demonstrated a 3.2 percent electricity demand reduction in one of EVCO’s 300-ton plastic injection molding machines. Overall, the study confirmed that Mobil DTE 10 Excel oil can provide an allowable payback range of between 1.5 and 8 years, depending on operating conditions.
“Working closely with ExxonMobil allowed us to find a new way to be energy efficient,” said Bernie Degenhardt, Automation Manager at EVCO Plastics. “Sustainable practices are important aspects to modern manufacturing, and through this comprehensive study we were able to verify that a lubricant can be a new and important way to improve efficiency.”
Mobil DTE 10 Excel oil is formulated to help reduce power consumption and increase machine output, resulting in lower energy costs over the long term. In addition to their efficiency benefits, Mobil DTE 10 Excel oils help minimize maintenance costs and downtime by keeping systems clean up to three times longer than conventional, mineral-based oils in bench testing. Overall, this oil can provide an allowable payback range of between 1.5 and 8 years, depending on operating conditions.
“We’ve always discussed the important role that lubricants can play in helping industrial operators improve energy efficiency and reduce total cost of equipment ownership, and this verification is further proof of that view,” said Michelle Ruiz, the ExxonMobil lubrication engineer who led the assessment. “This study further reinforces the value that lubricants – and Mobil DTE oils in particular – can bring to operators.”
About EVCO Plastics
EVCO Plastics is a leading plastics manufacturing company, with nine manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the world. With an emphasis on design for manufacturability, strategic engineering and innovative technology, EVCO is recognized as a global leader in custom plastic injection molding. EVCO was founded in 1964, employs over 1,200 people and operates 170 injection molding machines, ranging from 28 to 3,500 tons. For more information about EVCO, visit www.evcoplastics.com.
About ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants
ExxonMobil is one of the world’s largest suppliers and marketers of fuels, lubricants and specialties, including lubricant base stocks, waxes and asphalt. Tracing its lubricants history to the Vacuum Oil Company, formed in 1866 and acquired in 1879, ExxonMobil has been at the forefront of lubricant technology innovation for more than 150 years. Its breakthrough products have helped to power some of mankind’s greatest technological feats, including the first gasoline-powered automobile, the first electric generating system, the first powered flight and the first space shuttle launch, among others. Today, ExxonMobil continues to develop new lubrication solutions for tomorrow’s machinery, to help keep the world moving.
The term “ExxonMobil” is used for the sake of convenience to include all affiliated entities, and is not intended to override the corporate separateness of those entities.
About Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities’ statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state’s investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities. Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus on Energy information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control Wisconsin’s growing demand for electricity and natural gas. For more information call 800.762.7077 or visit www.focusonenergy.com.