COFIMCO & CRASHTECH: A GREAT SINERGY!
The partnership with CrashTech allowed to create a dedicated data acquisition, control and monitoring system of the “Megafan”, able to evaluate and manage in real time the necessary parameters for the complete classification of the fan.
Our fully integrated company network system allows:
- Accessibility via wired and wireless connection.
- Automatic data storage on company servers.
- Accessibility to our technicians for just-in-time analysis.
- System’s operational flexibility thanks to the remote connection.
- Easy and “user-friendly” software interface, developed on the basis of direct feedback from users.
Thanks to this integrated approach, we are able to characterize the performance of the fan in an automated, rapid, objective and reproducible way.
The Megafan system is equipped with:
- Anemometers for the precise measurement of the flow rate and calculation of the air flow.
- Transducers positioned in specific areas of the test tower, for the measurement of static pressure that can be set at any specific value thanks to a dedicated louvers system.
- Measurement of the absorbed power to the fan shaft.
- Management software, developed on the basis of specific customer requests, able to acquire and process all the signals coming from the test tower as well as controlling the operating parameters of the fan.
Once the working conditions to be analysed have been defined, our operators launch the measurement procedure which independently acquires the parameters.
The versatility of the system allows for subsequent expansion possibilities for the acquisition of additional data or signals respecting specific requirements (e.g. stresses, deflections, etc.)
The Megafan activity carried out to date has already granted a significant increase in operational efficiency for the classification/analysis.
Further developments of the system are planned for the near future, exploiting the expandability categorization/grading of the hardware/software in order to accurately describe the distribution flow in specifically operating conditions.
Cofimco: 2000 days without injuries!
Thanks to the commitment of its 71 employees, Cofimco Axial Fans has reached a great milestone: 2000 days with no accidents at work!
Cofimco achieved this goal thanks to a great team effort where sharing the 'importance' of safety with all workers along with the external suppliers was the basis/ingredient for this success. The continuous and constant effort applied between all of Cofimco’s departments has contributed to eliminating risk situations consequently spreading a fundamental safety culture.
Continuous staff training, a structured reporting system for potential danger warnings, plant compliance, investments in the most modern machine safety devices, the commitment of Management and Cofimco employees, are the key elements that have allowed to attain this great achievement.
The Pombia plant is certified according to the ISO 45001 standard, which guarantees the safety and health management system of workers.
TUV awarded COFIMCO the renewal of the ISO 45001:2018 Certification
We are proud to announce that TUV awarded Cofimco the renewal of the ISO 45001:2018 certification on the basis of the following:
"The Organization has an effective and efficient management system, compliant with the requirements of the standard and effectively and consciously implemented by resources. Top management encourages and supports the development of the system. The management system can correspond to customers' needs. The scope of the certification is satisfactory and the interactions between the processes are under control and effective.
The company demonstrated an excellent approach and pragmatic management of the Covid 19 Emergency both towards internal staff and externals.
Really noteworthy the responsiveness and the positive working climate demonstrated by the management and the operational staff interviewed during the audit."
COFIMCO receives from TUV the renewal of ISO 9001:2015 Certification
We are proud to announce that we received from TUV the renewal of the ISO 9001: 2015 certification, with the following evaluation:
“The Organization has an effective and efficient management system, compliant with the requirements of the standard and effectively and consciously implemented by resources. The management system can correspond to the needs of customers. The scope of the certification is adequate and the interactions between the processes are under control and effective. Top management encourages and supports the development of the system.”
Cofimco Axial Fans places the utmost importance on the health and safety of its employees by enforcing safe and healthy working conditions in order to prevent work-related injuries. Cofimco is constantly in the forefront working on strategies to eliminate hazards and consequently reducing health risks by implementing safety at work.
We periodically hold a brief (2-5 minutes) "Safety Moment" to remind our Employees the importance of staying safe at work but concerning every aspect of our lives. This initiative is to reinforce safety awareness and involve everyone towards a positive safety culture.
The new 38’ diameter test ring
The new 38’ diameter test ring represent the largest installation available on the market for full scale tests of fans performances, noise and mechanical properties.
Tests can be processed with real time acquisition of several parameters including airflow, static pressure, absorbed power, vibrations, stresses, wind conditions; performances and noise test can be executed in accordance with different international standards.
400KwA CAT diesel generator allows to simulate the most severe conditions of real sites at different fan speeds thanks to the Variable Frequency Drive System.
COFIMCO at the 24th Power-Gen: a successful presence!
The presence of COFIMCO to 24th Power-Gen, which was held in Milan last June, is certainly not gone unnoticed! Tens of OEMs operators and End Users, important new and old customers, were welcome guests in our booth, getting acquainted with our most recent productions.
This successful international event offered us the opportunity to introduce to an attentive and very interested audience, the TANDEM high efficiency fan series, and the 35F blade. The 35F is the only fan in the world equipped with pultruded FRP shaft with carbon-fiber, a solution which has led to vibration reduction and performance increase.
All visitors were particularly impressed by the amazing characteristics of both products, ensuring COFIMCO a new, large group of... fans!
Smaller size, big performance. TANDEM® 20TD
Looking to the future in the wake of 30TD TANDEM® high efficiency fans success, COFIMCO studied, patented and recently launched the new TANDEM® 20TD.
The 20TD combine design, technology and high efficiency of the 30TD with smaller sizes that allows the fan suitable for smaller applications.
In details, while the 30TD is available for range diameters from 10 to 18 ft, the 20TD offer a range diameters from 8 to 16 ft.
Thanks to the numerous tests carried on field by our customers and all the acquired data, we can confirm that the COFIMCO-TANDEM® is keeping its promises, offering an impressive increase of air flow and enhanced efficiency. More, due to its low energy consumption, we can safely say that the product can be repaid through energy savings.
24th Power-Gen: rendezvous in Milan
COFIMCO and Hudson Products are confirming their presence at the 24th Power-Gen, which will be held in Milan from 21st to 23rd of June. The event summarize all aspects of today’s centralized and distributed power generation sector, featuring the leading suppliers, sub-suppliers, service providers and end-users across the entire power generation value chain.
COFIMCO take the opportunity to show here the superb features of the high efficiency TANDEM® fan; visitors will also have the chance to know the new 35F, the first and only worldwide blade with pultruded FRP shaft with carbon-fiber.
Come and visit us at booth 3H G19
The event will be held at MiCo Milano Congressi – Fieramilanocity, which is less than an hour's drive from our Italian headquarters in Pombia: this could be an exciting opportunity for our customers to visit COFIMCO Italy facilities.