Farmington, Conn. – CSS (Connecticut Spring & Stamping) has built its company’s reputation on quality products and a dedication to the environment. With its latest energy retrofit, the 76-year-old Spring, Stamping & machining manufacturer will see an additional projected annual savings of $8,171 in natural gas energy costs.
CSS is currently making changes to its massive dust collection system, a significant source of energy with machines that typically run up to 20 hours a day. Manufacturers like CSS that operate 3D Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machines must employ these full-scale dust collection systems to manage the significant amount of metal dust and particles created during the manufacturing process. With new “stop gate dampers” at each machine and improvements to the 150-horse power motor, CSS’s upgraded system is much more energy efficient. In addition, CSS is adding demand control ventilation to its HVAC system. The combined efforts will result in an annual natural gas savings of about 7,428 CCF or $8,171.