Custom Wind Turbine Tower Internals | Wind Turbine Tower Platforms, Ladders, and Stairways
Laser Cutting Fabrication for Metal Frames of Heavy Equipment and Tower Internals
LPR Global supplies custom wind turbine tower internals, including tower platforms, hatches, ladders, stairways, and doors made in South Korea. Our ISO 9001-certified plants are equipped with cutting-edge laser fabrication facilities that offer precision laser cutting fabrication services for various types of sheet metal such as steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. The high-quality fabrication and machining services provide short lead times, reduced material use, and low production costs. Thanks to in-house design engineering capabilities and decades of experience, clients can request customized designs for their fabrication projects and optimize logistic savings.
Wind turbine internals are supplied in steel and aluminum at a competitive rate. All wind tower internal parts are hot dip galvanized metal from our facility, increasing the lifetime of tower internals and lower maintenance costs with superior corrosion resistance.
The expert laser cutting fabrication solution with 5 patented processes provides in-house cutting, pressing, welding, grinding, and coating-painting services. For more than a decade, we have been serving clients of HRSG plants, heavy equipment manufacturers, and top wind turbine producers such as GE Power, ENERCON, Acciona, TSP, and UNISON. In particular, we have been a long-term supplier of wind tower internals to GE Power’s Direct Buy Program.
Custom Wind Turbine Tower Internals | Turbine Platforms and Ladders
Wind Power presents a sustainable source of energy that has several advantages over conventional forms of energy. Wind Turbine Tower Internals are components within a wind tower that provide access throughout the structure and facilitate its maintenance. Tower internals can include platforms, hatches, ladders, stairways, and doors, and are a key factor in successful turbine operation.
We have been supplying various wind turbine tower internals and internal kits and assemblies for industry leaders such as GE Power, ENERCON, Acciona, TSP, and UNISON. The decades of laser-cutting fabrication and flexible manufacturing capabilities allow fulfilling custom tower platforms, stairways, and hatches with higher precision, short lead times, and a longer lifespan.
Wind Turbine Tower Platforms
Wind Turbine Tower Platforms placed throughout the height of the tower are crucial for the successful maintenance of the turbines. LPR Global supplies both steel and aluminum platforms for wind turbine towers of various sizes.
Clients benefit from in-house design capabilities for various top and bottom platform sizes, which are continuously developing through years of specialization in wind turbine towers. In addition, the platform internals for the top and bottom of the tower are easy to identify for assembly. Our wind turbine platforms are used for wind turbine towers from GE Power, ENERCON, and Acciona.
GE Power Wind Turbine Platform Parts
We have been a long-term supplier to GE’s Directed Buy Program for wind turbine internal components, including ladder brackets, platforms, and stairways. We have supplied for numerous projects for GE Power, including 1.6 MW-rated turbines with 80 m blade diameters.
Wind Turbine Platform Assembly for GE Power
ENERCON Wind Turbine Platform Components
ENERCON, a German manufacturer and market leader, is another long-term client of ours; they are being supplied parts for various assemblies in models such as the E-82 and E-92 wind turbines, with both having a rating of up to 2.3 MW. ENERCON turbines have been used in a range of design scenarios, attesting to the high standards of LPR Global’s products.
Wind Turbine Tower Ladders
Wind Turbine Tower Ladders for access to various tower platforms are also custom manufactured with steel or aluminum alloys. The high-quality laser cutting machines can manufacture ladder internals with short lead times.
Unison GoldWind Ladder Internals
Wind Turbine Tower Hatches | Wind Turbine Tower Doorways
Customized Wind Turbine Tower Hatches and Wind Turbine Tower Doorways are also being manufactured. The access doors and wind turbine hatches are manufactured with high precision and treated with corrosion-resistant zinc to last the lifespan of the wind turbine with minimal maintenance.
Wind Turbine Main Shafts
Non-Destructive Testing for Quality Assurance & Quality Control
To guarantee robust and durable wind turbine internals and other machined components, LPR Global utilizes a variety of non-destructive testing (NDT) methods to check for defects. These methods include ultrasonic testing for flaws in the material, penetrate inspection to check for surface-breaking defects, and magnetic particle inspection to detect discontinuities in metals.
Custom Metal Fabrication for Frames of Agricultural and Construction Equipment
LPR Global’s large-sized fabrication and machining shop has a comprehensive range of fabrication and machining capabilities for various components of industrial machine frames, Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) Plants, heavy equipment parts for agricultural or construction purposes, and wind turbine tower internals.
We started using laser cutting for precision sheet metal fabrication ever since it was introduced to the fabrication and machining market. The early adoption of laser cutting machines in fabrication facilities allowed shorter fabrication processes as well as better cycle times and quality. We identified correctional machining work after the conventional machining process as a big cost in production and counter-productive for cycle time. The minimized after-machining work and shortened production time ultimately provide great prices and excellent quality to clients that request customized precision laser cutting services for their projects. Currently, laser cutting fabrication and machining services are processed by Bystronic, Tanaka, and Trumpf lasers, which perform high levels of precision.
Our clientele for laser cutting fabrication services exemplifies the high precision quality and decades of fabrication and machining experience with varying metal types (steel, stainless steel, aluminum) used in different industries. Some examples of current clients are IHI and MHI in Japan, who use our laser-cut metal parts for their HRSG plants. For heavy equipment used for agriculture and construction, fabricated machine frames and metal parts are manufactured.
The precision laser cutting fabrication service proudly possesses 5 patents in South Korea. Not to mention that the Quality Management System has been certified to the standard of ISO 9001:2015, which implies a high degree of quality assurance and quality control maintenance.
Precision Laser Cutting and Drilling Services for Heavy Equipment Frames
LPR Global’s large-sized fabrication shop specializes in precision laser cutting services. The laser cutting service provides solutions to precision sheet metal cutting and drilling services for sheet metals with thicknesses ranging from 1mm to 25mm. Such thickness is the most popular size range of sheet metals used for machine frames of agricultural equipment and heavy construction equipment. Our clients for precision laser cutting fabrication and machining services include manufacturers of agricultural equipment and construction equipment (e.g., excavators).
Refer to the photos below for the past laser-cut sheet metal fabrication projects:
Laser Cut Fabricated Steel Frames for Agricultural Equipment
Laser Cut Metal Parts for Passenger Boarding Bridges
Laser Cut Fabricated and Machined Steel Excavator Buckets
Laser Cut Fabricated and Machined Steel Frames for Construction Equipment
Below describes the in-house machines for industrial laser cutting fabrication and machining services.
Welding Quality Control
LPR Global’s extensive welding capabilities are used for extremely robust welded components for Agricultural Equipment, Construction Equipment and Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) plants.
LPR Global maintains a high level of welding quality control with our in-house inspection and testing process. We begin with an initial assessment of the raw materials. Then, a visual inspection of workmanship is conducted for each welded component, including inspection of the outer and back beads.
Welding Inspection Procedure
- Prior to welding, the drawings, welding process standards, and the Process Quality Report checklist are checked to confirm the work to be performed. Furthermore, the license of the welder, the welding equipment and tooling are inspected as work begins.
- During the welding process, the cleanness of the interlayers, adherence to welding procedures, the interlayer temperature and the air flow through the workspace are monitored to ensure a stable welding process. The adequacy of tack welds and the width of weave beads are constantly checked to certify that the weld will be as specified. This ensures that defects such as arc strikes, crater cracks, uneven beads, and the deformation of unwelded areas do not occur.
- After welding is complete, we inspect the bead height, width, and depth, as well as check for surface defects, weld slag or weld splatter, arc strikes and post welding heat treatment to ensure that the weld is free of deficiencies.
HRSG Project References
We specialize in producing custom components for HRSG Harps, such as baffle plates, lug plates, end plates, and HRSG drums. Our laser machining capabilities are especially suited for the high precision required by these internals.
Our HRSG clients include Doosan Construction, Doosan Engineering, IHI, and BHI for Heat Recovery Steam Generator Components for heat recovery boilers.
Hot Dip Galvanizing
Hot Dip Galvanizing, also known as zinc galvanizing or zinc dipping, ensures that our products are highly corrosion resistant. LPR Global performs in-house hot galvanizing to eliminate burning, zinc pimples, dark staining or storage staining, which commonly impact ungalvanized or poorly galvanized surfaces. Industrial Hot Dip Galvanizing ensures that our wind tower internals are robust and have excellent anti-corrosion protection.
Our in-house zinc coating also provides a lustrous finish and reduces impurities while providing anti-corrosion properties to our custom components.
Hot dip galvanizing finishes are thoroughly inspected to guarantee quality before shipment to our clients. We ensure that our zinc dipped fabricated products meet ISO:1461 standards, a standard for hot dip galvanizing coatings on iron and steel.
Conventional Fabrication and Machining Services
In addition to our specialized laser cutting machine capabilities, we also have in-house expertise in conventional machining techniques such as industrial cutting, pressing, milling and grinding. Our capabilities have been used in fabrication for heavy industry, power plant facilities, and other steel structures such as parking facilities.
Listed below are some of the equipment that LPR Global possesses for conventional machining processes.
- NCB1260 (Gook Do, South Korea)
- 750 Ton, 12T x 6000L
- 450 Ton, 16T x 4000L
- 150 Ton, 6T x 3000L
- HS1303 (Amada, Japan)
- 130 Ton, 4.5T x 3000L
- TRUMPF 5170 (Trumpf, Germany)
- 170 Ton, 6T x 3050L
CNC Milling Machines (with working capacity dimensions)
- MCT VX950, 600 x 2400 x 700
- MCT KV60, 600 x 1100 x 600
Our conventional machining and fabrication services, combined with our unique capabilities such as laser cutting allow us to deliver a variety of products to fit the various component needs of your project. Metal fabrication painting can also be provided in addition to our hot dip galvanizing finishes to ensure that clients have a complete product ready for assembly.
Custom Conveyor Transfer System Design, Engineering and Fabrication
Industrial-grade conveyor and transferring systems are one of our specialties for clients in steel mills, energy plants, and factory automation industries. We have expanded our offerings to the client from fabrication to design and engineering of conveyor systems. We can custom manufacture your conveyor systems based on your drawings or offer design and engineering experience in addition to manufacturing services.
The conveyor and transferring systems we have provided to clients, such as Mitsubishi, Doosan, Hyundai Movex, and POSCO, include turntable and diverter, mezzanine deck, transfer conveyors, product turning overhead conveyors, belt, and shuttle and lift conveyor systems.
Equipped with cutting-edge laser cutting machines and fabrication and machining capabilities all in-house, we offer great quality products at competitive cycle times and prices.
We are listing recent conveyor and transferring projects below:
Our conveyor project brochure includes our projects of various conveyor and transferring systems and clientele that we have been serving over a decade. PDF Brochure