Leading robot makers develop Hai'an project together
The Guantong intelligent technology robot and intelligent manufacturing project is in full swing in Hai'an, a county-level city of Nantong in East China's Jiangsu province. [Photo/WeChat account: hafbwx]
The Guantong intelligent technology robot and intelligent manufacturing project is in full swing in Hai'an, a county-level city of Nantong in East China's Jiangsu province. It is expected to further promote the city's competitiveness in the robot industry.
The project, with key support from Hai'an, is located at Hai'an Robot and Intelligent Manufacturing Industrial Park. It involves a planned total investment of 2 billion yuan ($296.6 million), 800 million yuan of which will be spent on equipment.
According to a project leader, the main body of the eight plants that occupy a total construction area of 120,000 square meters has been capped. Work on exterior walls, pipe network, and greening engineering is in progress, and the internal construction will soon be underway.
The project is led by a consortium of investors – Jinbei Investment Group, Shanghai TURIN Chi Robot Co Ltd, Zhejiang Laifual Drive Co Ltd, and a local robot company.
TURIN Chi Robot specializes in the design and manufacture of industrial robots while Laifual Drive has made a key breakthrough in the development of harmonic reducers – the core component of robots. The Nantong company also involved is a professional enterprise in robot system integration.
Industry insiders believe the powerful combination will create a new level, and note that the cooperative project has 12 invention patents, 16 utility model technologies and 18 software copyrights.
On the basis of foreign advanced technology, the consortium's self-developed high-precision collaborative robot will fill the domestic gap and enjoys broad market prospects, according to an industry expert.
After the project is completed, it will produce 4,000 sets of industrial robot bodies and 4,500 sets of electronic control systems per year, and is expected to achieve annual sales of 2 billion yuan.
Guantong Intelligent Technology is committed to providing high-quality flexible production lines and customized intelligent solutions for vehicle production, shipbuilding, mechanical processing and other industries. It helps factories transform from automated to intelligent unmanned production, and has established cooperative relationships with well-known companies such as SAIC, Mitsubishi, JAC, Huawei, and Xiaomi.