XCMG hydraulic cylinder sets 9500-hour record

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An XCMG large-tonnage excavator hydraulic cylinder being used by Rio Tinto in the Pilbara has recorded 9500 continuous working hours, smashing the previous 5000-hour record.


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The XCMG hydraulic cylinder fitted to a Hitachi face shovel in the Pilbara region

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"Until recently, Chinese construction machinery components were absent from the mining powerhouse of Western Australia," XCMG chairman Wang Min says.

"We've strived to master core component technologies to give our products major advantages in the market," he says, adding that the company believes its hydraulic cylinders are now industry-leading.

"XCMG's core component sector is fully-equipped to provide integrated hydraulics and transmission system solutions to meet clients' needs," Wang says. "We will focus on strengthening our R&D to break new ground in more areas including new material applications and quality assurance to challenge the best of the best."

XCMG Hydraulics has an extensive product line that provides whole-solution sets to a wide range of heavy machinery.

One of the company’s flagship products is an oil cylinder with four-cylinder synchronous linkage locking technology for large-tonnage cranes.

XCMG Hydraulics says it has also achieved small-batch, customised manufacturing, shortening the production-delivery cycle from six months to four weeks "while guaranteeing consistent quality and improving stability by 50 percent".

The company prides itself on its research and development. For example, subsidiary XCMG Drivetrain has developed and manufactured the MYF series electric control panel and WA series wet drive axle, which it describes as "the only high-end transmission products widely adopted and validated by the market in China".

XCMG Drivetrain specialises in developing components including transmissions, torque converters and transfer cases.


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