"Wind power is leading the charge in the transition away from fossil fuels, and continues to blow away the competition on price, performance and reliability," said Steve Sawyer, GWEC secretary general, in April this year in relation to the organisations annual market update. "Onshore and offshore, wind power is key to defining a sustainable energy future".
Driven by this scenario, leading manufacturers of wind tower cans are searching for metal-forming machine providers that will help them achieve mass-production with high precision and limited involvement of the operator. A large number of the most important wind tower manufacturers around the world trust Faccin's experience and successful track record of installed wind tower automation systems for their most exigent onshore and offshore projects.
Bending hundreds of cans every month can only be accomplished with a rolling package like the innovative wind tower automation system from Faccin, which is designed to provide manufacturers with the reliability, precision and automation required in this type of manufacturing processes. The system is able to reach the floor-to-floor production time of 20 minutes per rolled tube. It combines a powerful supersized plate-rolling machine with key components like a strong side support, a sturdy top support and a feeding table with an alignment device; all accessories are controlled by a highly advanced, fully programmable CNC designed to automate the most complex rolling projects.
Reliability, speed and accuracy must go hand in hand with cost reduction, and the job should be accomplished by a single operator through the use of a CNC capable of automatically controlling not only the machine, but also the handling system.
The company's highly technological machines are designed to maximise the productivity, and thus the profitability, of the wind tower cans manufacturer. All this is achieved by a precise and fast rolling machine, which helps reduce time in wind tower assembly and welding. A high level of supply availability and the lowest-possible processing time is Faccin's priority.
Installation and training are also always provided in order to develop the customer's skills, which allows them to operate confidently and independently in their day-to-day business.
No matter the size or scope of a project, Faccin's research and development department, staffed by world-class engineers, carefully analyses its needs in order to propose targeted solutions for a variety of wind environments in order to reduce the costs, but at the same time increase productivity.
The advanced CNC control PGS-Ultra is supplied with a tablet management app used by the managers to monitor productivity and machine status, and to check capacities and production cost evaluation.
Faccin is a powerful group that combines some of the best brands - Faccin, Boldrini and Roundo - in plate rolling, profile bending and dished-heads manufacturing, all united under one roof and offering the widest range of high-quality options available in the metal forming market.
Faccin is proud to have already supplied machines to the main players in Europe, the US and Asia, and to contribute to green energy production. The company strongly believes in the future of offshore wind farms, where the use of plate bending rolls is essential.