Title: Environmental Analysis of the Air Bending Process
Authors: Kellens, Karel
Dewulf, Wim
Duflou, Joost
Issue Date: 4-May-2011
Host Document: AIP Conf. Proc. vol:1353 issue:1 pages:1650-1655
Conference: ESAFORM2011 location:Belfast date:27-29 April 2011
Article number: 302
Abstract: This paper presents the results of a data collection effort, allowing to assess the overall environmental impact of the air bending process using the CO2PE!-Methodology. First the different modes of the air bending process are investigated, including both productive and non-productive modes. In particular consumption of electric power is recorded for the different modes. Subsequently, time studies allow determining the importance of productive and non-productive modes of the involved process. The study demonstrates that the influence of standby losses can be substantial. In addition to life cycle analysis, in depth process analysis also provides insight in achievable environmental impact reducing measures towards machine tool builders and eco-design recommendations for product developers. The energy consumption of three different machine tool architectures are analysed and compared within this paper.
ISBN: 978-0-7354-0911-8
ISSN: 0094-243X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Centre for Industrial Management / Traffic & Infrastructure
Mechanical Engineering Technology TC, Campus Group T Leuven
Technologiecluster Werktuigkundige Industriƫle Ingenieurstechnieken

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