Energy saving

Saving energy in the heavy industry can be done in various ways. Astro Controls supports and provides insights into opportunities for energy savings in your company.

Energy conservation

Years ago we started improving the filling quantity on filling machines, for example for filling beer and soft drinks. We then moved to improving the energy consumption of compressed air applications. That's how the Mac pulse valve was developed.


We're also replacing pneumatics and increasingly hydraulics, with the help of electromechanical solutions. For example, pneumatic cylinders, with all components around them, are being replaced by electric cylinders.

Take compressed air, for example, a very inefficient form of energy with a low efficiency. Air is free, but compressed air is far from it. Our national government estimates the costs at approximately 2 cents per m3. They estimate these figures based on energy costs and depreciation of compressors and everything around it. Thus there is much to be gained from the efficiency of electromechanical applications.

Hydraulics itself is an efficient form of energy, but it is subject to contamination in the event of leakage. It also requires much more maintenance than electromechanical applications.

Saving energy leads to both a cost reduction and benefit for the environment.

Save manpower

Astro Controls supports your company in the field of labor savings in the industry. Saving on labor is always interesting, but the elimination of simple repetitive tasks is also important. People are more difficult to motivate for physically intensive, repetitive tasks. Robots have been offering great advantages for this for years. Robots can continuously perform one task repeatedly.

Smart Collaborative Robot

Astro Controls can help in this area with Smart Collaboratieve Robots. These robots are easily programmable, and can also be reprogrammed. They are operated with a graphical interface and can be installed without programming knowledge. This eliminates the need for expensive programmers. This makes it possible to program without the help of the robot manufacturer.

hans-collaborative-robot-elfinIf you do not want to or cannot program the robot yourself, we can take care of it and give support. This is possible if you want a turn-key robot solution. We place and integrate the robot according to your wishes. We can also provide support when moving the robot. We also offer a course for the staff - who normally perform the physically intensive and repetitive tasks - and train them to become robot programmers. Due to the graphical interface, the threshold for this is extremely low. If needed, Astro Controls will always support your company.

Save on assembling

It is not desirable that a machine is built from scratch by one company. This is no longer "lean". Lean manufacturing helps you understand how to optimize your production processes and it becomes clear what is and is not important in the proces. This can be done when building a machine, but also for optimizing a production line.

Astro Controls is specialized in pneumatic systems, electromechanical applications and robotization. Our engineers, production and our factories have a lot of experience. That is why we increasingly take over the development and assembly of our customers. We have the knowledge to manufacture a compact, complete pneumatic panel or switch box for your machine. In addition, we have all the parts to produce an economical total solution.

As well as in the field of electromechanical applications, we can program and test the solution in advance. This makes it a plug and play solution for your machine.

In terms of robotization, as previously indicated, we work with complete integration for a turn-key solution.

Savings advantages

The great advantages of all the services that we offer is that you do not have to train people for things that we can easily handle for you. In addition, you are less dependent on your order portfolio, since you only pay for the times when you need the work. This way, your specialists do not have to perform other tasks to keep working.

Would you like to know more about saving in the industry?

Are you curious about the possibilities? Please contact us and make an appointment without obligation.