Since the 1990s, wind power production has been in constant development. Modern turbines sporting longer blades require the construction of taller and stronger towers, onshore and offshore.

From the beginning, Faccin has been a reference point for the rolling equipment needed to build wind towers, and through years of experience – and working with its customers – it has developed specific solutions for this task. It defined the ideal plate rolls for wind tower production, highlighting the essential qualities they must have:

  • Speed: the wind tower business is very competitive, and the challenge is to optimise the cycle in order to cut production time and remain competitive. The Faccin machines – thanks to the innovative Advantage Package – have a super-fast hydraulic system, and are highly powerful in order to reach a floor-to-floor production time of 20 minutes per rolled tube.
  • Precision: effective rolling enables time to be saved during the assembly and welding of the towers. Faccin machines can perform top-quality rolling and prebending of the plates due to their power, delivering perfect cones to the welding stations. The geometry of the machines minimise the need to reroll cones – a common problem with low-quality plate rolls.
  • Consistency: a rolling machine must work 24/7, and be consistent and reliable to guarantee minimum downtime. With its oversized structure and components, efficient cooling system, and centralised lubrication system, the Faccin 4HEL and 4HEP are the most reliable rolling machines on the market.
  • Coherence: to enable a job to be fast and precise, the operator must be able to understand the process fully and do it with ease. Faccin has perfected its PGS-Ultra computer numerical control (CNC), which is capable of automatically managing not only the machine, but also the handling system.

Rolling hundreds of cans a month is easier with the Faccin Wind Tower Package. It comprises an automatic feeding table with automatic alignment of the conical shape, a tiltable top support specially designed for supporting cones and side supports with a clamping system for the fast alignment of the plate edges for welding.

The Faccin machines have a super-fast hydraulic system, and are highly powerful in order to reach a floor-to-floor production time of 20 minutes per rolled tube.

The advanced PGS-Ultra CNC is supplied with an iPad management application that can be used by managers to monitor productivity and machine status, and to check capacities and production cost evaluation.

Faccin is continually chosen by leading wind tower manufacturers. It offers added value with its broad expertise in the wind tower business, including consultancy on layouts, training carried out by operators specialised in rolling wind towers, fast service and high spare-parts availability.

The company is proud to produce machines that contribute to green energy production. It believes in the future of the wind tower business, onshore and offshore. In the offshore business, the use of plate rolls is particularly important, and, in this sector, Faccin has already supplied main players in Europe, the US and Asia.