Robot revolution taking place in Changsha
The automobile industry has become the most intelligent manufacturing sector with almost fully-automated production lines for all assembly processes. Only two or three workers are needed in a workshop to produce a whole car.
"Robots operating on the machines can not only reduce labor costs, but also make the assembly process quicker and more accurate," said Wang Fei, Labor Union chairman at Changsha branch of Shanghai Volkswagen.
The human interaction system used in the Changsha arm of German tool manufacturer Bosch is also noted in the Changsha National Economic and Technical Development Zone.
The intelligent production line is equipped with cameras that collect operating data to a storage cloud to share information among the whole Bosch Group.
"Manufacturing efficiency and quality has increased by 30 percent thanks to the robotic production line," said Zhang Bisheng, production technical director of Bosch in Changsha.
Apart from using robots in manufacturing, Changsha National Economic and Technical Development Zone encourages businesses to innovate in producing intelligent robots to develop itself into an intelligent manufacturing center.
Bluesky Robot has developed the first robotic welding system with a 3D visual sense that makes the robots "see" gaps and locate them automatically, which greatly reduces the programming time of the robot operators.
Systems integrator Hunan Yuhuan Intelligent Equipment can customize intelligent manufacturing production lines and workshops for different companies in the fields of mobile phone manufacturing, medical care, food and other industries.