Currently, the metal welding sector accounts also for a serious of part of global carbon emissions.
Welding in Europe accounts for 4.5% of the European Union’s gross energy consumption
According to experts, this number is expected to increase dramatically by 2030, which leaves a clear incentive for the industry to deliver significant reductions in emissions in the years to come.
The total Metal industry are among the biggest consumers of energy and the largest contributors to global greenhouse emissions, ahead of transport, agriculture and other industrial processes. In response the EU has set a range of energy targets by 2030. By improving the energy efficiency, we can reduce total EU energy consumption and help to attain long-term objectives.
(Sources: EC, EU Energy Figures – “Statistical Pocket Book 2019” and Glazing Potential – Energy Savings & CO2 Emission Reduction, Glass for Europe)
Normal arc welding produces 9.82 grams of CO2 per second
PhotonWeld produces 1,57 gram CO2 per second
84% less CO2 Production with a PhotonWeld laser Welding Machine
Normal Welding = 4,8 TON CO2/Shift/year
Handheld laser Welding = 0,62 TON CO2
Changing from conventional welding to laser welding
4,2 TON CO2 less produced in one year during one shift per machine per shift
4,2 ton CO2 =
production during 32.000km driving of a normal 1600cc diesel car
The industrial world needs welding. As the popularity of metal structures and constructions rises, more skilled welders are required. However, welding is an energy-intensive process and not so friendly to the environment. In large factories, a lot of energy used, and some gases may produce.
As the world moves towards protecting the environment, the welding industry is not left behind. There are several eco-friendly practices that welders can engage in to reduce their carbon footprint. To do that, welders need to look at the entire welding process to understand which part of the process affects the environment more. From there, the welder can reduce their carbon footprint by tweaking the:
- Welding speed
- The raw materials
- Processing time
- System costs
- Filler metals, and
- Seam quality
- But mostly look for Energy saving technology in welding like laser welding in general. Our supplementary Ecolener Photon saving technology gives you even a bigger advancein saving energy.
There is a need for a reduced carbon footprint in all industries. The welding industry can reduce its footprint by reducing the energy they use by making the process more efficient and eliminating the use of flux. Flux leads to the release of gases that are harmful to the environment.
To save the environment, welders around the world need to educate on the above eco-friendly techniques. Individuals as well as companies, have a role to play in making the air cleaner and the environment safer for the generations to come.
When examining energy efficiency, the entire manufacturing process must be taken into consideration. Because of its inherent characteristics, EcolEner laser welding technology offers many ways of increasing energy efficiency and reducing manufacturing costs in upstream and downstream manufacturing processes. These factors should be considered when selecting the optimum welding technique. Based on several factors, the Wobble Laser Welding process is considered one of the best welding methods in production.
- The first reason is the significantly low heat input and the corresponding minimum melting zone. This ensures the lowest possible shrinkage and distortion constant. If less metal is melted, the shrinkage and distortion are also very low. This allows precision machined components to be welded together with little or no secondary machining effort.
- Other advantages over any sort of arc welding are the high efficiency of heat utilization and the low operating costs. The actual consumption of gases, energy and amount of cooling is significantly higher in any arc welding.
Therefore, only an assessment of the complete production chain can provide a definite conclusion about possible savings potentials. The cost saving potential often lies in the upstream and downstream processes.
It is evident that improved and swifter measures will be necessary to protect the climate in the future. Efficiency is a broad task. Therefore, YOU can also contribute to a more climate-friendly future through wise and intelligent decision making and investing in a high efficient welding technology like our PhotonWELDER ®.
Owing to the high conversion efficiency of the Fiber laser, you can slash your electricity bill. The energy efficiency achieves values of between 40 and 50% – exceptional for laser technology.
Our Team has been working very hard to upgrade all our Series to an Energy Saving Winner by integrating the latest LaserSource technology with the highest Energy-saving level in the market. With a Wall plug efficiency from almost 50%, we do beat all other laser welding machine makers avaialble on the market.
Our PhotonWeld-Series Laser Welding Machines consume till 58% LESS Energy compared to our laser welding competitors.
Compared to TIG/MIG/MAG our PhotonWeld Series consum till 85% Less energy.