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CPRJ Plastics in Automotive Conference: Plant visit to Chongqing Changan Suzuki Automobile
Source:CPRJ Editorial Team    Editor:(SC)    Date:09.Nov.2018

The 8th Edition CPRJ Plastics in Automotive Conference & Showcase and 2018 Annual Conference of Society of Automotive Engineers of Chongqing was successfully held yesterday (November 8) in Chongqing, China.

On the second day of the Conference, the organizer, Adsale Publishing Ltd., arranged a site visit to the second plant of Chongqing Changan Suzuki Automobile Co., Ltd.

Located in Banan District, Chongqing, the plant grosses 140,000 square meters and has a production capability of 150,000 vehicles per year.

Participants had an opportunity to visit the press shop, welding shop and assembly shop during the day. In the press shop, there are five different areas, which are mold maintenance area, mold storage area, materials storage area, pressing area and pressing products area.

The plant site of Chongqing Changan Suzuki Automobile Co., Ltd.

The operation of the plant was introduced to the visitors.

A workbench is set up next to the press machine. It can change a mold in 90 seconds. Equipped with the robots from ABB, each production line can produce over 12 parts per minute.

In addition, the welding shop is consisted of 6 production lines and has more than 300 robots. The automation rate of the mixed-flow flexible production line reaches as high as 100%.

In order to fulfill the requirements of mass production of different vehicles, the final assembly line and inspection line can work flexibly and interchangeably.

Vehicles produced by 
Chongqing Changan Suzuki Automobile Co., Ltd.

According to the company, the water reclamation rate in the paint shop reaches 90% and it saves around 6 million kWh of electricity and 360,000 tons of water annually.

Moreover, the second plat is also certified as the “3-Star Green Building” and
the company is among the first batch of Chinese automotive manufacturers to be granted for this honor.  

Visitors paid attention to the briefing during the visit.

(Due to the non-disclosure agreement, photo-taking inside the workshop is not allowed.)

Solution showcase draws mass attention

The solution and product showcase concurrently staged yesterday drew mass attention from the audience, e.g. the collaborative robot (cobot) of Universal Robots and the Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solutions from KEQIANG.

Universal Robots develop industrial cobots which excel at repetitive, precise tasks in different production environments. With six articulation points and a wide scope of flexibility, the 6-axis industrial cobot arms are designed to mimic the range of motion of a human arm. The company’s cobots have 3 different payloads: 3, 5 and 10 kg.

Universal Robots showcased industrial cobot onsite.

The MES solutions from KEQIANG, which feature industrial APP, cloud computing, AI engine, etc., can increase the productivity and efficiency of automakers and automotive component manufacturers. With MES solutions, smart manufacturing can be achieved as production plans, processing and quality control, energy consumption, decision making process, etc. are enhanced.

KEQIANG introduced its MES solutions to the audience.

The Gala Dinner of the Conference and the Academic Papers Awards Ceremony of Society of Automotive Engineers of Chongqing
was also successfullyheld in yesterday evening.

The grand Gala Dinner. 

VIP sponsors on the stage. 

A group photo of the organizing team.



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