Production increased to 50,000 protective masks
At 10:30 pm, work started on the cabling and commissioning. For Li, as the technical expert, it went without question that his team would be there through the night for support. By 8 am the next morning, all tests had been performed. Programming of the SPS started at 9 am, and pilot production was underway by 8 pm. The next day, February 8, at 8 am, the newly installed production line was running at full speed. Wenjianlikang’s production of masks increased to 50,000 pieces a day. “When my colleagues and I saw the boxes filled with face masks, all ready for delivery, we were not only very happy but also very proud,” Li says.
Production capacity up to 58 million masks per day
Siemens has provided motion control products (Simatic S7-1200/S7-200 Smart, Sinamics V90PN, Sinamics G120C) to eight mask equipment manufacturers in China in a short time. These customers can cover the entire mask production chain. Siemens factories in Nanjing and Yangzhou made it happen to deliver the first batch of products for the pilot machine of Ningbo PIA Automation, originally an OEM in the automotive component assembling branch, within one week. In parallel, GMC China also fully support other OEM customers who are manufacturing mask production machines like Nanjing PRIDE, and Shenzhen PYW. After the delivery has been completed the mask production equipment will help to reach a capacity up 58 million pieces per day.