The bending specialist for over 50 years

01 November 2018 by

The wind power market keeps growing at a steady pace and has become extremely competitive. Only those manufacturers that can deliver wind towers on-time and on-budget will stay eligible by the top wind farms contractors for the supply of their wind towers.

Leading suppliers to the wind power industry are capable of mass-producing rolled cans with high precision and very limited involvement on behalf of the operator, thus cutting costs and production time, by using Faccin's Wind Tower Automation System, a system specially designed to provide manufacturers with the reliability, precision and automation required in these types of manufacturing processes.

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 projects.

Four must-have characteristics of Faccin's plate rolling for wind tower production

Fast bending: the wind tower business is very competitive and as in all the series productions, the challenge is to optimise the cycle in order to cut production time and be competitive. Thanks to the innovative "Faccin's Wind Tower Automation System", Faccin machines have a super-fast hydraulic system and high power installed in order to achieve the floor-to-floor production time of 20 minutes per rolled tube.

Precision: a good rolling also means time saving in the following steps of wind tower assembly and welding. Faccin machines with their huge forces can perform top-quality rolling and pre-bending of the plates, delivering perfect rolled cones to the welding stations. Faccin machines' geometry and controls are studied to reach the tightest tolerances and to minimise the re-rolling percentage of the cones, which is a common problem on lower-quality plate rolls.

Reliability: a rolling machine for wind towers must work 24/7 and must be reliable guaranteeing minimum downtime. The oversized structure and components and the efficient cooling system, together with the centralised lubrication system make the Faccin 4HEL and 4HEP the most reliable rolling machines on the market. Faccin is known in the market to be a trusted manufacturer, always delivering machines that perform what has been promised under heavy loads.

User-friendly: to be fast and precise, the job must be easy for the operator. Faccin has perfected its PGS-Ultra CNC, which is capable of automatically handling not only the machine but also the handling system.

Increase your productivity with Faccin's Wind Tower Automation System

Faccin's system combines its powerful super-sized Faccin plate rolling machine with key components such as: a strong side support with clamps that permits the correct alignment of the plate before tack-welding; a sturdy top support for conical sections covering the full width of the plate; and a totally motorised feeding table with alignment device to quickly prepare the plate for rolling. All these accessories are controlled by a highly advanced, fully programmable CNC designed to automate the most complex rolling projects.

A tailored plate roll machine for each customer

No matter the size or scope of your project, we carefully analyse your needs in order to propose targeted solutions for a variety of wind environments in order to reduce the costs, while at the same time increasing productivity, all supported by our team of world-class engineers.

Hi-tech solutions

The Advanced CNC Control PGS-Ultra is supplied with the IPad ManagementApp used by managers to monitor productivity, machine status, to check capacities and for production cost evaluation.

The company

Faccin is globally recognised for its indisputable quality products and constant innovation, with locations throughout America, Europe and Asia.

Based on a strong brand - with more than 50 years in the metal forming market - we offer in-house design, fabricating, machining and assembly of plate rolls, section bending rolls, dishing and flanging lines, ships and aerospace frame rolls and special machines.

For more information visit our website or contact us on [email protected]


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