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Cost Evaluation of Pneumatic and Electric Actuator Deployments

Version 1.01, March 2011
 

Purpose: This spreadsheet is intended to provide an approximate comparison of the total costs
Replacement costs, electrical energy consumption, and process improvement cost savings are
 
Organization: The spreadsheet has five tabs.
 
Instructions (this page)
Pneumatic Solution Cost – Cost evaluation of pneumatic actuators and compressor
AC Actuator Solution Cost – Cost evaluation for electric actuators that are powered by the AC lin
DC Actuator Solution Cost – Cost evaluation of electric actuators that require DC power supplies
Electric Productivity Savings – Calculation of cost reductions from man-hour savings and elimin
Summary Pneumatic vs. Electric – side by side cost comparison of pneumatic and electric.
 
Each spreadsheet requires information to be input. These are shown as pink boxes. Each spread
 
Input requirements: When evaluating compressors, electric actuators, motors, controls, and po
for the devices handy. The more accurate the information input, the more useful the output wil
 
Limitations: The spreadsheet is only a generalization. While most applications employ a variety
“average” component, done for simplicity. The spreadsheet facilitates comparisons of compres
address how to size a compressor for a given installation of pneumatic actuators. That is beyon
to provide a useful estimate, but the results are not guaranteed.  To the maximum extent perm
the implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose and the implied warranty of merchantab

applications employ a variety of components.ployments comparison of the total costs of deploying electric and pneumatic actuators. That is beyond the scope of this spreadsheet. but it does not matic actuators. The spreadsheet is meant To the maximum extent permitted by law. Each spreadsheet provides output as well. pneumatic and electric. including plied warranty of merchantability are expressly disclaimed. and actuators. wn as pink boxes. all warranties. pneumatic cylinders. mprovement cost savings are taken into account. ors. and compressor hat are powered by the AC line voltage hat require DC power supplies man-hour savings and elimination of lost production. the spreadsheet only allows input for an ates comparisons of compressors. controls. motors. and power supplies. it helps to have manufacturers’ specifications he more useful the output will be. . expressed or implied.

idle 0 0% 0% Annual Full Load Use (Hours) 0 Number of Pneu Actuators Avg Replacement cost of Pneu Actuators Pneu Actuators Avg Life Yrs.Pneumatic Solution Annual Cost Enter the criteria in the Input cells below to calculate the annual cost to operate a pneumatic solution.00 0 0 0 Compressor Horse Power % Compressor efficiency. Compressor Costs kWh Electrical Cost Hours per Week Full Load Hours per Week Idling Weeks per Year in Operation Input $0. full load % Compressor efficiency. 0 $0 0 Annual kWH Cost Full Load #N/A Idle Load #N/A Annual kWH #N/A Annual Replacement Cost #N/A Total Annual Pneumatic System Cost Cost per Pneumatic Device per Year #N/A #N/A .

00 $0.00 #N/A #N/A . Unit Cost of Motor $0 $0 AC .00 $0.00 0 0 0 2% 98% Number of AC Electric Actuators 0 Avg. cost of Modular Elect Actuator Avg.Idle (Not Off) 0 0 0 Electrical power consumption costs Unit @ Full Unit @ Idle Per Unit Total $0.All-in-One Actuator Voltage input Current Draw Amps .Full Load Current Draw Amps . Unit Cost of AC Powered All-in-One Elect Actuator $0 Avg. kWh Electrical Cost Operating Hours per Week Total Operating Weeks per Year Total Annual Operating Hours % of Hours Operating at Full Load % of Hours Operating at Idle Load Input $100.AC Powered Electric Actuator Solution Cost Enter the criteria in the Input cells below to calculate the annual cost to operate an AC actuator solution.00 Annual kWh Cost Annual Replacement Cost Total Annual Cost $0.

Full Load Current Draw Amps Idle 0 0 0 0 0 #N/A #N/A Electrical power consumption costs Unit @ Full Unit @ Idle Per Unit Total #N/A #N/A #N/A Annual kWh Cost Annual Replacement Cost Total Annual Cost 0 0 #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A . kWh Electrical Cost Operating Hours per Week Total Operating Weeks per Year Total Annual Operating Hours % of Hours Operating at Full Load % of Hours Operating at Idle Load Input $0. Unit Cost of Motor Avg.All-in-One Actuator Power Supply Input voltage Maximum current draw Maximum output current Actuator Current Draw Amps .Full Load Max Current Output Motor Current Draw Amps . unit cost of DC power supply $0 Avg. Actuator Life (Yrs) Avg.Idle (Not Off) 0 0 0 0 0 Electrical power consumption costs Unit @ Full Unit @ Idle Per Unit Total #N/A #N/A #N/A Annual kWh Cost Annual Replacement Cost Total Annual Cost DC Modular Actuator + Controller Power Supply Input voltage Maximum current draw Maximum output current Controller Current Draw Amps . Controller and Power Supply Life (Yrs) 0 0 0 DC .00 0 0 0 2% 98% Number of DC Electric Actuators 0 Avg. Unit Cost of Controller $0 $0 $0 Avg. Unit Cost of All-in-One DC Elect Actuator $0 Avg.Full Load Current Draw Amps .DC Powered Electric Actuator Solution Cost Enter the criteria in the Input cells below to calculate the annual cost to operate a DC actuator solution. cost of Modular DC Elect Actuator Avg. Motor Life (Yrs) Avg.

Additional Manufacturing or Other Electrical Solution Savings For example: Ethernet control to your electric solution provides "Set-Up On the Fly".00 0 0 Labor Savings Cost of lost production Production Rate (units/hour) Cost per unit 0 $0. eliminating manual conversion. Manufacturing Set Up Savings Cost of labor Number of People Man Hour Labor Cost Hour Saved per Week Per Man Weeks per Year Input 0 $0.00 $0 Lost Product Opportunity in Dollars Input other savings Dollars $0 $0 Additional Electric Solution Annual Savings $0 .

All in One Actuator #N/A #N/A #N/A DC Modular Actuator + Controller + Power Supply #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A .All in One Actuator #N/A #N/A #N/A AC Modular Actuator + Controller #N/A #N/A #N/A DC .Pneumatic Actuator Annual Operating Cost Additional Mfg. Savings Total Solution Cost AC .Summary Comparison of Pneumatic versus Electric Actuator Annual Operating Cost Annual Cost .Electric Annual Cost .