MHI Inc. now offers a new dimension of manufacturing with tested ideas for energy savings for the same objective but with new designs. We call it Simplicity. Cross platform application of our best practices.
One of our slogans is bring your designs to life with beautiful colors and creative shapes. We have enabled designs and improved device-use to become as simple as possible. With The OAB®-Steam, Airtorch® products, Efficient Heating Elements like the GAXP® and the Cascade e-Ion®, MHI is continuously striving to improve productivity with simplicity in the following sectors:
Why and how are MHI devices built with high energy efficieny? The use of high-grade energy almost automatically leads to many types of improved efficiencies including the use of much lower energy for an objective and much lower time of processing i.e. to a higher productivity. MHI excels in high-grade energy conversion in the hot-products sector. High temperature-energy is high-grade energy. Now Quasi-R™ MHI technology further extends the dramatic energy savings in to the EJoule range.
These items are now basic in a new device specification. They are best practices and should be part of your project when specifying a device.
Warranty – Ask for Warranty on the heating Element for a Steam Generator, Hot Plate, Airtorch or Furnace
Ask for Testimonials – Or look for them on the manufacturers web site.
Does the manufacturer provide several levels of tutorials – Online forms.
Online RFQ’s – Does the manufacturer provide this.
Prices: Although not always comprehensive there should be an online web store with price guidance.
Does the manufacturer talk up energy efficiency and sustainability? Its a good practice to ask the sales agent.
Does the manufacturer believe in Simplicity of design?.
What makes a device cost more?
Here is a list of items that could drive up the price.
Short Time-Frame – The faster you need it; the more people will need to work on your order to make the deadline. More people equals more money.
Customization– Customization could be great but highly costly. Please be aware that the more items built from scratch, the more the cost.
Spreading out payments: Paperwork from your end could take time – sometimes even compared to the build out. Manufacturers routinely depend on being paid on time. The best prices are given when prepayment is made.
Integration to 3rd Party Tools: Choose a manufacturer that provides their own data acquisition system. Third part tools can cost money and time.
Will I get my money back. What is my ROI?
When choosing a product ask for typical Return On Investment Calculations if you will use it to generate revenue.
Check for Testimonials and Reviews. A good manufacturer will always post these
Is the repair policy sound, affordable and useful. Machines will break down – maintenance is typically 10% of the initial purchase. Buyer should check if it is comprehensive it like the NeverDown(TM) policies. It does not hurt if the company that you are dealing-with is at least two decades in existence.
Did the manufacturer or seller provide the quote in a timely manner. If not, it could be a symptom of downstream delays. There are exceptions but buyer beware.
Summary: There is obviously no one answer to how to choose your best thermal device. The above are some guidelines that refer to good practices.
If one burns fossil fuel, the best efficiency is ~50-85% for achieving a work objective. With electric energy, efficiency for an objective can be closer to 100% during conversion. Sunlight to direct electrical work is ~35-44%.