Energy Tracking

With recent increases in energy costs, Harford’s addition of Energy Tracking to its MES solutions couldn’t come quickly enough, as some companies have seen their energy costs quadruple during this unprecedented inflationary period.

Energy Tracking – Improving Manufacturing Efficiency

Harford’s Energy module encourages real-time monitoring of energy usage. Accurate tracking and quantification of energy is essential to identify opportunities for saving and optimised consumption.

Our comprehensive energy tracking solutions provide real-time reporting, advanced features, and valuable insights to drive sustainable practices and enhance overall manufacturing performance.

Reduce Costs, Carbon Footprints & Energy Consumption, together with Improved Efficiency

Deploying energy tracking solutions brings numerous benefits to manufacturing business. It allows for real-time monitoring of energy usage, enabling reduction of carbon footprints by powering off idling machines and encouraging sustainability. Moreover, it ensures complete traceability throughout the process, enabling tracking of energy consumption across sites, departments, production lines, and individual machines. 

Seamless integration with existing machinery enables smooth data extraction and integration, enhancing overall manufacturing efficiency and sustainability practices.

Enhancing Sustainability, Manufacturing Quality & Compliance

Leverage sustainable manufacturing practises to improve factory quality compliance, operational efficiency, and cost savings. Through monitoring usage and identifying areas of high energy consumption, manufacturers can implement targeted measures to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact. It is not only important for solving climate problems but also imperative to make each factory more competitive, with a more sustainable future. 

Energy Tracking Solutions for Key Industries

Energy tracking solutions are becoming essential across various industries where energy consumption is significant, rather than a ‘nice to have’. By implementing energy tracking solutions, manufacturers can optimise energy usage, improve operational efficiency, and drive cost savings. From food and beverage, health and beauty, pharmaceutical to chemical manufacturers, energy tracking helps industries meet sustainability targets, comply with regulations, and enhance their competitive advantage, whilst operating in an environmentally responsible manner.

Real-time Reporting & Insights

Instant, prioritised information, giving end of end visibility of production processes, is key to helping to improve performance and becoming more sustainable.
‘You can’t improve what you don’t measure’ and ‘You can’t improve what you don’t see’ (real time visibility).
Change should begin with a ‘root and branch’ evaluation, coupled with real-time visibility of actual performance. In this way, energy wastage, non-conformances, overfills, poor efficiencies and other forms of wastage quickly become apparent and actionable, before defective products reach the retailer and become even more costly through batch rejections.

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Machine-Level Control

Optimise energy consumption by turning off individual machines when they are not required, reducing unnecessary energy usage

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Granular Monitoring

Multi Layer & Level Energy Monitoring, allowing Granular Drilldown

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Identify Energy Saving Opportunities

Accurately capture energy usage from machines and pinpoint specific opportunities to save energy

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Comprehensive Energy Tracking

Track various forms of energy

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Seamless Integration

Integrate the energy tracking system with existing machinery, allowing for data extraction and integration into the overall manufacturing process 


How do you know how much your using, if you don't actively measure it?

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Why Work with Harford Control

Harford’s energy tracking solutions stand out due to our ability to measure energy usage at various levels, including granular site, department, line, area, and individual machines. This level of detailed tracking sets us apart from many other solutions in the market, providing in-depth insights into energy consumption. 

With over half a century of continuous development in performance improvement systems, we remain at the forefront of real-time factory floor MES technology. By actively listening to our clients’ needs, we continuously enhance and refine our energy tracking solutions to meet their evolving requirements. 

Who We Have Helped


  • What is energy tracking?

    Energy tracking refers to the process of monitoring and measuring energy consumption in a manufacturing facility. It involves collecting data on energy usage, identifying areas of high consumption, and analysing energy patterns to optimize efficiency and reduce waste.

  • Why is energy tracking important for manufacturing?

    Energy tracking is important for manufacturing because it helps identify energy-intensive processes, equipment, or areas where energy efficiency improvements can be made. By tracking energy consumption, manufacturers can identify opportunities to reduce energy waste, lower operating costs, and improve sustainability.

  • How can energy tracking benefit manufacturing companies?

    Energy tracking offers several benefits for manufacturing companies. It allows for better energy management, cost savings through energy efficiency improvements, identification of potential equipment or process inefficiencies, compliance with energy regulations, and improved sustainability performance.

  • How can real-time energy tracking help manufacturers?

    Real-time energy tracking provides manufacturers with up-to-date information on energy consumption, allowing them to identify sudden spikes or anomalies that may indicate inefficiencies or issues. It enables timely intervention, immediate feedback, and the ability to make data-driven decisions for optimizing energy usage and improving overall energy efficiency. 

  • Can energy tracking help reduce energy costs?

    Yes, energy tracking can help reduce energy costs. By monitoring and analysing energy consumption patterns, manufacturers can identify areas of high energy usage and implement energy-saving measures. This may include optimizing equipment settings, upgrading to more energy-efficient technologies, implementing energy management practices, and raising awareness among employees about energy conservation.

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