ROLE OF JAEWOO CNC MACHINES IN GREEN INDUSTRY
Jaewoo machines manufactures reliable CNC machines that are helpful in manufacturing products that are used in green industries. The energy sector is an integral part of modern society, powering all our devices and industries continuously. Consequently, this constant, vigilant production of energy requires all sorts of advanced equipment, from hydraulic valves for the oil and gas industry to solar cells to wind turbine parts. CNC has been crucial in creating these compound devices.
Apart from aerospace, railways, agriculture and automotive, energy production is one of the biggest uses of CNC machining. However, the energy industry is at a turning point where it may have to make room for newer, greener forms of power alongside conventional energy sources, abandon oil and gas for renewable altogether. In general, CNC parts and progressed machining will increase the quality and efficiency of the power generation tools and parts.
JAEWOO CNC MACHINING FOR GREEN ENERGY
Renewable energy processes are advancing at a rapid pace, made possible by advancements in both research and technology. Methods of power generation are becoming more complex and sophisticated and require a greater number of bespoke parts and components. These complex parts often needs to be manufactured using precision CNC machining technology.
Advanced machining for the renewable energy sector is made possible using processes such as CNC milling, turning, 5 axis machining and more.
WHAT IS CNC MACHINING?
CNC Machining is a machining process that implements CAD for mass production of parts. CNC Machining is a subtractive manufacturing process, whereby a drill-like tool working at a high speed cuts away a single piece of material to reach the desired final shape.
- CNC Turning Guide
- CNC Milling Guide
- 5 Axis CNC Machining Guide
CNC MACHINING AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
Through the use of highly precise parts, advanced CNC machining increases the quality and efficiency for power generation, which is why it is widely considered and used in the production of some key components of green energy.
Renewable energy may refer to:
- Bio energy
- Offshore wind
- Onshore wind
- Solar Power
- Hydro Power
RENEWABLE WIND ENERGY
Wind power equated to the largest percentage of renewable energy in the first quarter of 2020.
These statistics demonstrate a notable rise in the use of renewable energy sources. In particular, wind energy requires the use of wind turbines. Wind turbines are made up of numerous CNC parts and, given the nature of how a wind turbine works, accuracy is absolutely vital.
The production of these green energy technologies requires efficiency, and CNC machining plays a key role in helping to build renewable energy systems.
Requirements for wind turbine manufacturing:
- Consistent & precise production
- Highly accurate manufactured parts
- High-quality finish with no room for error or defects
- Robust parts able to withstand the wear of consistent use
Durable, long-lasting parts will need to be able to endure enormous stress, while maintaining dimensional stability. Precise blades are needed for withstanding wind pressure, and specialist metals and carbon fibre are crucial for ensuring the blades remain lightweight.
The forces experienced by these blades are similar to those required for aero plane wings. Over time, performance can be impacted, which is why a reliable machining method that is cost-efficient and accurate should be used – and this method is CNC machining.
HOW CNC MACHINING AIDS WIND ENERGY
- Milling machines are used for processing holes in tube shell heat exchanges
- Gear wheel manufacturing involves metal cutting, which can accurately be achieved with CNC machines
- Multi-purpose lathe machines are used for the bearings, gearbox housings or rotors.
The technology needed for manufacturing wind turbine structures requires specific CNC machining processes, and it may include:
- Turbine Blases
- Pitch bearings
SOLAR POWER AND CNC MACHINING
Similar to how CNC machining can benefit the production of wind turbines, it can be used in the production solar panel components also. This may include:
- Back rails
- Carrier rails
Large solar panel production may require or incorporate machine techniques such as cutting or milling. It’s important to remember, though, that non-CNC processes are also needed. There are multiple operating parts, and it’s important that this is considered in the designs of the CNC machined components.
HYDROPOWER AND CNC MACHINING
With Jaewoo machines wide variety of components are produced, from simple shafts and bushings to hydro turbine housings and cores. CNC milling and other machining technologies are used for constructing the gates of dams and hydropower stations.
WHY IS JAEWOO CNC MACHINING POPULAR FOR GREEN ENERGY?
Jaewoo CNC machining is a popular choice for producing renewable energy parts for the following main reasons:
- High-quality finish
- Mass production
- Production of large components are possible
- Ease of production on site
Like many machine-made parts, the components that are needed for the energy sector will require an extremely high-quality finish and must be designed accurately to withstand the high forces, temperature changes and corrosion.
The renewable energy sector uses CNC machining where possible due to the speed and accuracy. With this speed and accuracy comes fast production and a reduction in overall costs, due to the fact that the parts are mass-produced, and largely rely on automation.