Belleli Energy CPE is a partner of the “Electron Beam Machine” (EBM) industrial research project together with the companies Walter Tosto, Di Zio Inoxa and the University of Viterbo.

Launched in 2017, the EBM Project consists in the development of an innovative system for electron beam processing, a process in which high-speed electrons are concentrated in a thin beam to be directed towards the workpiece, generating the heat that vaporises the material. Depending on the intensity and focus of the beam, the tool can be used for different processes such as welding, cutting and surface treatment of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Compared to other thermal cutting processes, this technology allows to obtain a better surface finish and a reduced cutting width.

Concerning the welding process, EBM guarantees a very low heat-affected zone and is distinguished by the purity of the welded joint, minimum deformation and speed of execution. Today, the use of EBM is increasingly widespread, however the only efficient and sufficiently versatile plants suitable for large components are located in Germany, where the difficulty of access, higher costs and execution times make its use incompatible with the market demands.

The innovative machinery, whose construction was completed at the end of 2020, is located in Chieti (Italy) and will have application in the Automotive, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Nuclear, Oil & Gas and Research technology domains.

Thanks to the consolidated know-how in the field, for the development of this project Belleli Energy CPE contributed from 2017 to 2018 to the research activity, a preparatory phase for the correct development of the prototype machine development phase.

From August to September 2019, the company supported Walter Tosto for the conclusion of the latest research activities relating to the definition of the production scope.

In October 2019 the development phase began. At this stage Belleli was responsible for the design and construction of the vacuum system necessary to lower the pressure inside the processing chamber (the thin atmosphere facilitates the passage of electrons to the target).

After the installation, commissioning of the system and welding tests, in June 2021 Belleli’s staff took part in the training activities of the technicians who will be involved in the working phase.

Once in operation, the machinery will guarantee significant functional advantages as well as growth and development of the national industrial sector.



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