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Thursday, November 11 2021 - 14:05
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SANY Factory Certified as the World's First Lighthouse Factory in Heavy Machinery Industry
BEIJING, Nov. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

Recently, the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) published the latest batch of 
"Lighthouse" factories in the global manufacturing industry. SANY's drilling 
machinery factory in Beijing made the list, becoming the first certified 
Lighthouse factory among heavy equipment manufacturers. 

Nicknamed "Lighthouses", these production workshops are well known for being 
the most advanced factories in the world. Since the first list in 2018, two 
authorities, the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) and McKinsey Consulting, have 
jointly selected 90 factories worldwide for lighting the path to the future, 
being examples of the highest level of digital manufacturing and Globalization 
4.0. 

According to the WEF, SANY Beijing stands out with the comprehensive 
application of up-to-date technologies such as advanced automation, 
human-machine collaboration, and AI and IoT technologies, boosting productivity 
by 185% while reducing production lead time by 77% (from 30 to 7 days).  

SANY Robot Technology Co., Ltd.

The digital transformation of SANY prompted the launch of a new subsidiary 
company, SANY Robot Technology Co., Ltd., which is propelling SANY Group 
towards accomplishing the mission of becoming the pioneer of intelligent 
manufacturing. 

Back in 2019, when the existing drilling machinery factory was being upgraded 
to become the first world-class Lighthouse factory in the industry, there were 
no precedents no examples for SANY to refer to nor existing technology or 
suppliers to rely on. Thus, SANY Robot Technology was born in the context of 
SANY's digital transformation. By deeply participating in the phases of 
conceptual design, technological verification and construction, SANY Robot 
Technology grew alongside the rebirth of the drilling machinery Lighthouse 
factory. 

Many technological breakthroughs have been made by SANY's new Robot Technology 
division along the way. Examples include a three-dimensional warehouse for 
steel plate, the loading and unloading of heavier and longer (27 m) materials 
with 5G AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles), the automatic assembly and welding of 
material in narrow spaces, and large-groove coordinated welding by multi-robots 
with laser sensors. 

Intelligent operation is realized throughout the entire manufacturing cycle, 
encompassing logistics, warehousing, material preparation, welding, processing, 
assembly and painting.

The latest technical updates is the new Intelligent Storage System based on AR 
and speech recognition technologies. Now, picking and distribution tasks are 
assigned to workers through their AR glasses, who can effectively handle tasks 
by giving hands-free voice commands. 

Source: SANY Group

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