A worker operates an intelligent machine at China's largest production center for chip wire wound inductors in Guiyang National High-tech Industrial Development Zone (Guiyang HIDZ) in Guiyang city, the capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province. [Photo/gog.cn]
The output value of China's largest production center for chip wire wound inductors -- locating at Guiyang National High-tech Industrial Development Zone (Guiyang HIDZ) in Guiyang city -- enjoyed robust growth in the first quarter, according to zone officials.
They said the output value of the facility, in the capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province, was expected in the first quarter of 2020 to increase by 12 percent compared with the same period last year, according to March 20 report on online news provider on gog.cn.
Dai Zhengli, general manager of Guiyang Shunluo Xunda Electronics Co Ltd, told a news conference that in the face of the novel coronavirus epidemic, as the main wire wound chip inductor facility in the country, the company was fully committed to the fight against the outbreak.
Dai said the group was also fully committed to restarting production under safe conditions from Feb10 and had reached full capacity on Feb 20.
The main products produced by the company's facility are high frequency wire wound chip inductors, used in all electronic products that can accept and transmit signals.
The company is currently a supplier to top Fortune 500 companies including Huawei, ZTE and TCL. It is the leader in the inductance industry in China and second in the global chip wire wound inductor sector.
Since 2018 -- as one of the industrial transformation and upgrading projects of Guiyang -- the company has gradually built a digital workshop and intelligent storage management system, a production management execution system, a production data management and analysis system and an integrated platform for a digital chemical plant in three phases.
At present, the first and second phase transformation of the production base has been completed and nearly 600 production machines have realized automatic production and product data collection. The third phase of the upgrading project is under construction. Plans are to introduce artificial intelligence technology and build an all-round intelligent production base.
Previously, a worker could only control four machines and check the production records manually. After the intelligent transformation and upgrade, a worker can control 20 machines, while no longer needing to check inventory, orders and materials manually.
The company's general manager told the news conference that the upgrade could help its production plant expand capacity by 70 percent, increase production speed by 85 percent, reduce costs by 40 percent and increase efficiency by 60 percent.