Six minutes to make one excavator? Yes, it’s not a fantasy any more, but a real thing at SANY’s Excavators Industrial Park, located in China’s Kunshan, near the city of Shanghai. As the world-leading excavator brand, SANY Heavy Industry had set up the first all-digital production line in the engineering machinery industry years ago.
People visiting this assembly line tend to be astonished by the cutting-edge technology, spacious green area, and safe working environment, which totally changed the common impression on the traditional heavy industry.
Take the small excavators assembly line for example. The Kunshan-based production line is 722 ft long, covering 6820 square yards in total. Over one dozen of models, going through four steps of upper frame assembly lines, undercarriage assembly lines, combining line and finally getting off, reaches to the clients as a whole machine.
Intelligent manufacturing is the key to increase the productivity. Here you will find a stereoscopic warehouse, which is similar to a stereoscopic park, not only making full use of the storage space, but also easy to use. After inputting the production plan in the MES controlling system, the models of both upper frame and under carriage are automatically identified, to make the unloading available. The rubber coating robots and bolt screwing-down robots are also making the standardized assembly line production possible. The Automatic Guided Vehicle (AGV) running in the plant, not only saves large amount of manpower and material resources, but also guarantees the safety for the workers. The ring-shaped off-gas absorption system is also a humanized design for sake of a green working environment.
Quality changes the world, which is by no means just a slogan. SANY practice it into each manufacturing procedure. SANY excavators needs pass eight strict testing procedures before being sprayed with oil paint. Never let a tiny defect go, since SANY not only sell machines, but also shoulder social responsibilities for more safety and productivity.