Variable Speed Drives:

Reducing energy costs in meat processing plants


Meat processing plants, like all other commercial operations, are under increasing pressure from rising input costs. With energy being a major contributor to operating costs, optimising plants has become a priority across the sector: A 20% cut in energy costs can represent the same approximate bottom line benefit as a 5% increase in sales.

Topics covered in this brochure include:

  • Sector overview.
  • What is a VSD?.
  • How does a VSD save?.
  • Applying VSDs in meat processing plants.
  • Safety considerations
  • Eskom’s national Advisory Service.
  • Call 08600 37566 and leave your name and number and one of our advisors will contact you. Alternatively, ask for a specific advisor to contact you. email address: