New Energy

3D Scanning Applications in Energy & Heavy Industry

Heavy industry is a type of business that involves a high capital cost, big equipment, and low transportability. The items produced by heavy industry used to be products such as oil, iron, and construction equipment, which are essential to economic development and industrialization of economics. As a part of the supply chain of other products, energy, and heavy industry has become the foundation to produce consumer products.

High-tech 3D measurement technology is extensively used in the machinery manufacturing of heavy industry, from product design & optimization, FAI, assembly analysis, and quality control to simulation.

Scantech’s portable 3D laser scanners, optical tracking 3D scanners, and automated 3D measurement systems can be used in energy and heavy industry. The portability of our accurate 3D scanners makes it possible to measure large-scale parts, including wind power hubs, tractor chassis, and excavator arms right on-site without having to move them around. Their advanced algorithm can deliver measurement results with an accuracy of up to 0.02 mm to ensure the parts manufactured to meet the stringent requirements.

Scantech is dedicated to helping manufacturers improve efficiency and take the lead in the highly competitive market. We cater to a variety of needs in energy and heavy industry, specifically:

3D Inspection

3D Inspection

Scantech 3D measurement technologies truly deliver non-destructive inspections. Compared with contact measurement, 3D laser scanning is much faster and more flexible in capturing full 3D data. The 3D data of complicated curved surfaces, their coaxial and cylindricity can also be easily obtained, while the traditional solutions are challenging to achieve. However, handheld 3D laser scanners can get complete 3D data without damaging the products.

Reverse Engineering

Reverse Engineering

Scantech industrial handheld 3D scanners can capture high-precision 3D data of objects for the reverse engineering of mechanical products. The accuracy of 3D laser scanners can be up to 0.02 mm to ensure more accurate reverse modeling, which saves development costs and shortens development cycles for machinery manufacturers.

Maintenance

Maintenance

Mechanical wear is inevitable during the fabrication and application of mechanical products. Even minor errors can cause huge losses, therefore, product maintenance is indispensable. With KSCAN, SIMSCAN, and AXE 3D laser scanners, we can accurately obtain 3D data of mechanical products. This way, we can correctly find the worn parts and better understand how to maintain the products based on 3D data.

Guarantee the Quality with 3D Metrology Solutions

Hydropower Turbine

Hydropower Turbine

Wind Power Hub

Wind Power Hub

Wind Power Blade

Wind Power Blade

Planet Carrier Gear

Planet Carrier Gear

Excavator Arm

Excavator Arm

Chassis

Chassis

Anvil Block

Anvil Block

Welded Coupling

Welded Coupling

NDT Measurement and Inspection for Energy and Heavy Industry

The parts in energy and heavy industry, including parts of construction equipment and farm equipment, feature large sizes, stringent requirements on GD&T, and tight machining allowances. NDT 3D measurement and inspection plays an important role in manufacturing high-quality mechanical parts and ensuring they are maintained in good working states.

GD&T Measurement

GD&T Measurement

The quality inspection of parts in heavy industry falls into three main types: pre-production, in-line and final inspections. Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is a crucial metric for inspection to ensure that the parts are qualified. Our high-resolution 3D scanners can capture the complete 3D data of industrial parts and obtain actual values of dimensions and tolerances including parallelism, perpendicularity, and concentricity. These data can be used to inspect newly made products or repair and optimize existing parts for extended life cycles.

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Identifying Machining Allowance

Identifying Machining Allowance

To enable parts be manufactured to the required size and accuracy, manufacturers usually add extra material to parts, which is machining allowance. 3D scanning for machinery can help to determine a decent machining allowance to reduce the defective rates of parts. Thanks to the high accuracy of our portable 3D scanners like KSCAN-Magic and optical tracking 3D scanner TrackScan-P, engineers can precisely identify the machining allowance. This way, qualified products can be made with minimal material with lower costs.

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Defect Inspection to Ensure Quality

Defect Inspection to Ensure Quality

There may be imperfections and defects on the product manufactured, which need to be inspected and corrected. Traditional inspection heavily depends on the experiences of technicians, which is time-consuming and costly. Scantach's handheld 3D laser scanners enable engineers to identify unqualified areas quickly and accurately as they scan at high speed and measure precisely. Those unqualified areas shown in red and orange are easy to be detected. Besides, with a large number of reliable data, it is easy for users to optimize the products accordingly.

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Reverse Engineering for Developing Products

Reverse Engineering for Developing Products

Reverse engineering can help to accelerate the development of new products by working on existing products to draw inspirations from them. High-tech 3D scanning for energy and heavy industry can help to obtain the point cloud of existing products. When paired with reverse engineering software, the scanned data can be processed in terms of patch fitting, section creation, and curve extraction to create CAD models ready for further design. It is beneficial for designers to turn their ideas and concepts into physical objects and optimize products to better meet customers’ needs.

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Surface Inspection of Turbines

Surface Inspection of Turbines

Turbine inspection is significant for wind power tower and hydro-power generator’s overall performance and longevity. Inspect key components of newly manufactured turbines is important to ensure they function properly. It is essential to routinely inspect the parts in order to prevent the damages caused by wear and tear. Traditionally, engineers detect issues visually using cameras, drones, or their own eyes, which is tedious. Portable 3D scanners can be used to capture the data of narrow spaces and compare the data with original drawings to identify deviations and generate reports for in-tine maintenance.

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Traditional Gauge VS Scantech’s 3D Scanner

Traditional Inspection Gauge

● Tedious workflows

● Limited data collection

● Inefficient measurement

Scantech’s Handheld 3D Scanner

● Precise 3D measurement results

● Full-field data collection

● Easy operation

● Intuitive reports

● Highly portable

       
                       

Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering is a technical process used to analyze and research a target product to draw inspiration for producing new products. In this way, products can be created with lower costs and launched in a shorter amount of time.

Our portable 3D scanners enable you to quickly get insight into different design versions by scanning and creating ready-to-use 3D models. As a result, parts can be developed more quickly to meet demanding specifications.

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3D Inspection

Non-destructive inspection is truly possible with Scantech 3D scanners. In addition to being faster and more flexible than contact measurement, 3D laser scanning can capture full-field 3D data. It also enables you to obtain 3D data of curved and freedom surfaces, and GD&T of newly manufactured parts.

By measuring up to 0.02mm, 3D laser scanners ensure more accurate measurements. For manufacturers of heavy industry, it reduces development costs and shortens development cycles by facilitating the design of high-performance machines without compromising on quality standards.

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Product Development

A new product is finally available to market after it goes through the stages of idea generation, screening, validation, prototyping, and commercialization. The processes need to be accelerated to shorten the time-to-market.

With advanced 3D technology, Scantech is enabling the development of the energy industry. By improving intelligent manufacturing productivity, we will help realize the goal of carbon neutrality, upgrade the heavy machinery industry, and promote the upgrade of the heavy industry sector.

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Automated 3D Measurement

An automated and programmed inspection system is typically more accurate than the inspection conducted by human inspectors. With automation, users can inspect parts in batches with non-stop measurements.

Scantech’s all-in-one automated system features quick deployment, easy operation, and accurate measurement results. Our automated measurement systems such as AM-DESK and AutoScan-T can measure up to hundreds of parts a day, which greatly increases outputs. Thanks to their high efficiency and repeatable results, manufacturers can improve the detection of defects and deformations and enhance product manufacturing.

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3D Printing

3D printing is a way to create products based on 3D models. By adding materials such as metals and plastics layer by layer, complex objects can be produced quickly and at low costs.

Scantech’s 3D laser scanners can obtain the 3D data of objects and generate 3D models ready for 3D printing. It reinvents the way 3D models are created and significantly lowers the development and production costs for 3D printing. By combining 3D scanning and 3D printing, manufacturers can stay competitive and develop products faster.

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