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11/19/2015
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10 Reasons Why ebeam Is Critical to the Future of Manufacturing

10 Reasons Why ebeam Is Critical to the Future of Manufacturing


1. Lower Costs

ebeam technology makes a difference where it counts—the bottom line. By replacing expensive, labor-intensive processes with newly developed electron beam lamps, ebeam is disrupting traditional manufacturing. Customers are able to reduce both cost and complexity, streamlining manufacturing while increasing automation and efficiency. From food and consumer product packaging to sterilization and curing, ebeam technology is saving some of the biggest manufacturers in the world both time and money.


2. Better for the Planet

Green technology is good for the planet but typically comes with trade-offs—often ending up more expensive or less productive. We must go beyond green to have a real impact. ebeam is blue technology. Not just because of the beautiful blue glow created when electrons fly through the air, but because it’s environmentally sound and more productive. By using fewer resources and achieving greater efficiency, ebeam reduces the carbon footprint of manufacturing, lowering costs and building positive brand equity. That’s better for the planet and a solid business case.

3. Reduced Toxicity

Curing, sterilization, and decontamination are all important processes that keep our food safe, our medical products sterile, and our consumer products harmless. But too often the very processes we rely on for these wonderful ends use dangerous means—toxic chemicals that require careful management and highly specialized processes. ebeam can change all of that, removing toxicity from each of these important procedures while simultaneously improving efficiency and throughput. Say goodbye to silane, organic peroxides, ETO, methyl bromide, Cobalt 60, and H2O. ebeam is a simpler, cleaner choice.

4. Energy Efficiency

In large manufacturing centers, energy costs can add up fast. ebeam can change that. Efficient and cost-effective, ebeam technology uses 1/2 to 1/10th the energy of alternative technologies such as heat, steam, chemicals, microwave, and UV. Using fewer resources, with higher efficiency, at lower costs, ebeam is a sustainable twenty-first century technology, built to support a healthy planet.

5. Sterilization Without Traumatization

How do you sterilize the delicate surface of an egg without disturbing what’s inside? How do you remove the fungi on the surface of the grain without harming the grain itself? ebeam allows you to be highly precise in the application area, to treat surfaces without affecting the substance below. This enables effective sterilization of food packaging, while making that process safer. It can be used to safely remove fungi, pathogens, and bacteria. Pollutants can be neutralized. Wastewater can be cleaned and treated. Seeds and sprouts can be disinfected. And it’s all non-contact, chemical-free, and radically energy-efficient.

6. Compact & Modular Technology

Once, electron beam machines filled entire rooms. Like mainframe computers, they were effective, but bulky, power-hungry, and expensive. Their range of applications was limited. But computing technology has evolved and so have electron beam lamps. ebeam today represents a new evolution of this longstanding technology, replacing earlier generations of machines with compact, modular, focused ebeam lamps that radically expand its capability. And we are still pushing the envelope, developing more compact, flexible, highly focused machines that can be used in a wide range of twenty-first century applications.

7. Increased Automation

Robotics, smart-sensing, modeling software—these are the buzzwords of the automation revolution in global manufacturing. Robotics is the fastest growing industry on the planet, according to a recent report by Littler Mendelson, and robotics and automation go hand in hand. ebeam will play an important role in that global automation shift, helping inline manufacturing become more efficient and streamlined. In fact, the procedures that ebeam technology tends to replace are often costly and labor-intensive, creating opportunities that smart companies will benefit from.

8. Swiss Precision Engineering

When you pack 300,000 volts into as small a space as we do, there is no room for error. Not even a fingerprint. That’s why precision engineering is our calling card. As a brand of the Comet Group, a global leader in industrial x-ray, ebeam has over 65 years of experience in research, development, and manufacturing. We care deeply about the quality of technology and are well positioned to serve our clients for decades to come. At ebeam, we seek out the top suppliers, find the highest-grade materials, and employ rigorous production standards. Swiss quality and precision is in our DNA.

9. Radical New Materials

Imagine a plastic polymer with radical new properties—fireproof, extra strong, and remarkably durable. ebeam makes science fiction properties in plastics a reality. By manipulating the basic bonds between molecules, ebeam allows high-performance plastics to be made with relatively cheap and inexpensive raw materials.

10. Proven Technology

Over the last decade, ebeam has partnered with the multinational food packaging company Tetra Pak to bring its technology to their global manufacturing centers. Working closely with the Tetra Pak team, ebeam is replacing their hydrogen peroxide sterilization process with a safer, cleaner alternative. ebeam is saving Tetra Pak money, decreasing their carbon footprint, improving safety, increasing energy efficiency, and saving on labor costs. A proven technology with a growing global footprint, ebeam is being used every day to make the goods and services that power and empower our planet.

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