When Servomex, the world leader in gas analysis technologies, launched its new MiniLaser platform in January 2015, it also launched its most sustainable product platform to date.
With greatly reduced carbon and ecological footprints and improved resource efficiency in manufacturing, the MiniLaser platform also boasts higher energy efficiency with all the associated cost benefits to customers.
Steve Walter, Health and Safety Officer at Servomex, said, “At 90% smaller 80% lighter than many other comparable laser analysers on the market, the MiniLaser platform is the first of the next generation of Servomex products designed to be lighter, more compact and to require less energy input.”
“In turn, our global footprint is also offset to a marked degree by the reduced environmental impact which our products offer by using less materials as a result of the dramatically reduced size, and the positive environmental effects through monitoring and significantly reducing our end users’ energy demands and emissions.”
Using SolidWorks sustainability software, Servomex achieved four key aims when designing the MiniLaser when compared to its predecessor, the SERVOTOUGH LaserSP 2930. The first was the reduction of Servomex’s carbon footprint, mostly in terms of CO2 emissions – while the company’s ecological footprint (all environmental impacts, for example, mineral extraction, hazardous chemicals, pollution) was also reduced.
There is also a marked improvement of resource efficiency in terms of how efficiently all of the raw materials are utilised in manufacturing the product, including all forms of transport and different sources of energy (for example - renewables). Finally - and importantly for customers - there is an improvement of energy efficiency through reduced energy consumption during its working life as confirmed through SolidWorks’ Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
Steve Walter concludes, “Overall the MiniLaser platform performs better in every aspect of environmental impact assessed, making it Servomex’s most sustainable product to date and quite possibly the most environmentally sound product of its kind on the market.”