For environmentally-conscious businesses, energy efficiency, a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and carbon neutrality wherever possible are not just buzzwords but corporate objectives – after all, these factors also affect a company's balance sheet.
In addition to a level of technical sophistication and reliability that is renowned throughout the industry, this is a further step by VITA towards increasing both the environmental compatibility and the current VITA New Generation furnaces consume significantly less energy than the previous generation of models. In addition to a level of technical sophistication and reliability that is renowned throughout the industry, this is a further step by this company with a long tradition from Bad Säckingen, Germany, towards increasing both the environmental compatibility and the cost-efficiency of its products.
Greater energy efficiency not only has a positive impact on the environment, it also cuts the cost of electricity. "In a nutshell: the customer really saves money", says Dr. Wolfgang Rauh, engineer and Head of the Dental Equipment Business Division at VITA, whose responsibilities also include furnace development. "The current VITA dental furnaces consume up to 70 % less energy than previous models. With approx. 1,000 customer operating hours annually for each dental furnace, this can quickly amount to several hundred euros. With a service life of over ten years, the potential of our efforts will be clearly felt financially by the customer."
TÜV AUSTRIA Deutschland GmbH specializes in the inspection and certification of management systems, for example for the environment, energy efficiency and sustainability. In addition to a reduced energy bill, the certificate awarded by the testing body is confirmation for operators of the current VITA VACUMAT, ZYRCOMAT and V60 i-Line product lines that they offer economic use of resources and utilize long-lasting materials in furnace production. This can be recognized by the "VITA Energy Efficiency Certified" label on the devices.
Fig. 1 VITA furnaces with certified energy efficiency: economic use, sustainable production.
Fig. 2 Up to 50 % less energy consumption in standby operation, up to 70 % during universal sintering compared with the previous generation in each case.