This year’s in-house exhibition INTECH focused on sustainability. TRUMPF showcased solutions designed to cut the use of materials, energy, and chemicals in production.
German high-tech company TRUMPF used its annual INTECH in-house exhibition to showcase solutions designed to boost sustainability and productivity in connected manufacturing. Alongside technologies to lower the consumption of materials, energy, and cutting gas, the exhibition also features processes to reduce or eliminate the use of environmentally harmful chemicals in automotive manufacturing.
Reducing Emissions for a greener future
INTECH is revolutionising the manufacturing industry with cutting-edge developments that reduce energy consumption and waste material. The Eco Cooler, which uses pure water to cool TRUMPF laser-cutting machines, eliminates harmful refrigerants and reduces energy consumption by 80 percent. Meanwhile, Highspeed Eco reduces gas consumption in laser cutting by up to 60 percent. These innovations not only benefit the environment but also improve the efficiency and profitability of manufacturing operations.
Explore the possibilities of environmentally friendly automotive manufacturing
TRUMPF exhibited their laser technology at INTECH, presenting a sustainable solution for automakers to replace chemical cleaning agents. The demonstration of short-pulse lasers showed how components can be cleaned only where necessary, reducing the use of harmful chemicals, and saving water. Additionally, TRUMPF showcased high-speed laser metal deposition (HS-LMD) technology that can decrease brake-disc wear in road traffic, leading to a reduction in particulate emissions. This is significant as half of the particulate emissions from road traffic come from vehicle brakes, tires, clutches, and road surfaces. Visitors witnessed a ground-breaking technology that produces brake discs with significantly less particulate matter than conventional brake discs, with HS-LMD coating reducing brake dust by approximately 50%.
Would you like to minimise negative environmental impacts in manufacturing?
We encourage you to reach out to our Headland Technology team of TRUMPF experts. They can provide you with valuable insights and help you explore the possibilities. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to learn more.