Farina Presse is proud of being a member of the Energy Efficiency Movement
With currently over 200 members, the initiative led by ABB aims at bringing together the largest number possible of companies from several business sectors in order to concretely do something to reduce the emissions of CO2 in the near future. ABB is a historical partner of Farina Presse. Here below is the commitment of Farina Presse
We believe that innovation and energy efficiency are fundamental to mitigate the effects of climate change and create a more sustainable society.
Farina Presse is a company specialised in the creation of complete lines for metal hot forging – from their design to their set up and put in service. Founded in 1932 by Domenico Fontana, Farina Presse has always focused on technological innovation.
Since 2018, Farina Presse has been part of the Schuler Group – world leader in the production of metal forging. In 2021, Farina Presse built the world-largest press, with a stamping force of 16,000 tonnes.
We are committed to reducing CO2 emissions in our plants and develop low-impact solutions for our clients.
In recent years, we have developed technological solutions to make our products more environmentally sustainable. Thanks to this, we were able to develop a line of “green” presses based on the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System)
Compared to a traditional press, the KERS press has a torque motor that recovers energy through an ABB regenerative frequency inverter and uses it during the forging phase. This allows to reduce energy consumption by over 40%.
Moreover, KERS presses are silent, vibrate less and their foundations are cheaper to build. In addition to this, downtime for maintenance is reduced. In this way, our clients noticeably reduce their energy consumption and can assure the operators a better workplace.
Even if we build large presses, we use about 0.37 GW of electrical power in our plant every year. This figure is way below the one of high-energy consumption companies (between 1 and 2.4 GW). 35% of our consumption is produced by our photovoltaic system. Installed in 2011, it is composed of 860 photovoltaic panels that produce about 200 MW of power. The unused energy produced by our photovoltaic system – about 20 percent – is fed into the public electric grid.
In 2021, we installed dusk sensors in our plant. we are now getting ready to replace the inverters of our photovoltaic system with state-of-the-art, more performing ones. We shall subsequently replace also boilers and the air-conditioning system.
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