Float glass production lines feature continuity and large scale, generally requiring up to 10 years of continuous operation without shutdown. On such lines, shutdowns caused by equipment failures result in huge economic losses. Fuyao Group’s float production lines, which are based on advanced information and automation technologies, achieve highly intelligent production, which require stringent electrical protection, tests, control and maintenance.
As an important supplier to Fuyao Group, ABB offers industry-specific solutions to Fuyao’s multiple production lines. On the float glass production line at Fuyao’s headquarters located in Fuqing, Fujian, the full range of ABB electrical products including 10 kV transformers, high/low-voltage switchgear and production control cabinets have been operating for 13-years with high levels of safety and stability. A recent cold repair of the production line found that these ABB products are still in good working condition.
In order to ensure stable operation of its glass plants, Fuyao Group recently signed a life cycle service agreement with ABB. Under the agreement, ABB will provide Fuyao’s new plants and subsidiaries with life cycle services for production and power distribution systems, including spare parts, equipment repair, remote servicing, training, maintenance and upgrades, as well as thorough resource management. ABB’s proven expertise can help the user detect and monitor the status of equipment and take preventive maintenance measures.
"As a leader in electrical technology and services, ABB is pleased to deepen our cooperation with Fuyao Group,” said Mr. James Zhao, Lead Division Manager of ABB China Electrification Products division. “Through our rich experience and cutting-edge technology we are able to offer a more flexible and comprehensive service to help upgrade the production facilities to Industry 4.0."
Fuyao Group is one of the world’s largest automotive glass suppliers, with its products recognized and purchased by the world’s top automobile manufacturers and major OEMs. With a proven track record of more than three decades, the Group now boasts a number of modern production bases in 16 provinces and municipalities in China and nine other countries, including the United States, Russia, Germany, Japan, and Korea. The company has four R&D centers in China, the United States and Germany, with over 26,000 employees worldwide. In 2016, the Group reported revenue of ¥16.621 billion and net earning of ¥3.144 billion. For more information about the Group, please visit http://www.fuyaogroup.com/
ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees. www.abb.com