Recently, the "2022 Intelligent Manufacturing Pilot Demonstration Factory List" organized was announced by the Ministry of Industry & Information Technology . As an important intelligent manufacturing enterprise in Hubei Province, Dongfeng Cummins Engine Co., Ltd. was successfully listed and awarded the title of "Engine Intelligent Manufacturing Demonstration Factory". It marks that Dongfeng Cummins' intelligent manufacturing level continues to be at the forefront of the industry.
Dongfeng Cummins was established in 1996 as a 50:50 joint venture between Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd. and Cummins (China) Investment Co., Ltd. Accumulative production of light, medium and heavy engines has exceeded 3.5 million units.
In 2018, Dongfeng Cummins initially established the 2025 manufacturing plan, and gradually completed the intelligent transformation of the entire production line reconstruction and technical transformation. In 2019, the National VI engine flexible assembly line was officially put into operation, capable of producing the latest 3.8-9 liter medium and heavy-duty engines. In 2020, the construction of a new heavy-duty engine production line will be launched. This production line has the capacity to produce 8.5-15 liters of heavy-duty machines. The new line adopts smart logistics solutions such as three-dimensional warehouses/AGVs, which are more intelligent, more flexible, and more efficient. In the same year, the digital transformation plan was formally determined, and the digital concept and technology were aligned with the development of the business, and the four principles of strategy orientation, architecture planning, business drive, and technology leadership were used to realize the digital vision of "data-driven value and excellent customer experience".
In terms of intelligent manufacturing, Dongfeng Cummins has deployed business management systems such as PPIF/PFSW, QMS, MAXIMO, QualityWorX, and OA. The production line is equipped with IPV, AGV, collaborative robots, CNC machining centers, AI vision, intelligent tightening, error-proof racks, New technologies such as visual error-proofing, ANDON, RFID, etc., key equipment and infrastructure have completed networking transformation, and all business systems have completed system integration.
Not only that, Dongfeng Cummins is actively promoting the construction of industrial Internet of Things such as the Internet of Vehicles, the Internet of Things, and the Internet of Machine Tools. It is implementing intelligent logistics construction including three-dimensional warehouses, automatic sorting, and automatic distribution, as well as PDM, MPP, WMS&LES, and machining MES. , APS, TMS and other business system deployment.
With the operation of the intelligent factory, Dongfeng Cummins has realized the cross-domain automatic synchronization of process and resource information, improving work efficiency and quality in various fields; through the visual digital prototype, it can accurately verify the cooperation between the process and actual production resources, and realize zero cost. Trial and error; through virtual-real mapping and fusion of all data and full models, a new iterative mechanism of virtual-real response, virtual-real control, and continuous optimization is formed.
Dongfeng Cummins stands out among many enterprises precisely because of its all-round application of digitization and intelligence. This time, it was selected into the list of 2022 Smart Manufacturing Demonstration Plants announced by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, which is also enough to prove Dongfeng Cummins' breakthroughs and achievements in the field of smart manufacturing.
Intelligent manufacturing has become the mainstream trend of systematic innovation and development of China's industrial manufacturing industry, and Cummins is also promoting the intelligent production and operation of Industry 4.0 globally. In China, Cummins factories in China are all on the road of intelligence and digitalization, improving production and manufacturing efficiency while reducing carbon emissions and saving energy use. Dongfeng Cummins is also the second Cummins engine factory shortlisted for the list of "Intelligent Manufacturing Pilot Demonstration Enterprises".