The new Eco Cooler from TRUMPF and Efficient Energy cools laser-cutting machines with pure water // Up to 80 percent reduction in energy consumption plus lower costs for cooling // A unique solution in sheet-metal processing.
Hannover/Ditzingen, September 1, 2022 – At this year’s EuroBLECH trade show, TRUMPF is showcasing the new Eco Cooler, a sustainable cooling solution for laser-cutting machines. Conventional cooling systems use fluorinated gases – also known as F-gases – as a coolant. This has several disadvantages: the cooling process consumes a lot of energy, and disposal of these F-gases places a burdens on the environment. By contrast, the Eco Cooler from TRUMPF uses pure water as a coolant. As a result, it uses up to 80 percent less energy for refrigeration and dispenses entirely with harmful substances. To date, the solution is unique in the sheet-metal industry. “Sustainability increasingly offers a key competitive advantage – especially given the rise in energy costs,” says Stephan Mayer, chief executive officer for machine tools at TRUMPF. “To ensure their operations remain viable, sheet-metal processors should be shifting to climate- and eco-friendly technologies. The Eco Cooler will help our customers save energy and reduce the use of harmful substances in production. We see an opportunity here to improve the environmental footprint of the industry as a whole and to drive down costs at the same time.” The Eco Cooler was developed by TRUMPF in partnership with Efficient Energy. Following the EuroBLECH trade show, this new solution will be available for TRUMPF laser-cutting machines from the 1000 to 5000 series.