Shandong boosts digital transformation via industrial internet

(| Updated : 2022-12-06

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East China's Shandong province has been ramping up efforts to help traditional sectors accelerate their digital transformation by cultivating digital growth drivers and advancing the industrial internet.

In Zibo city, Polygrace Group, a leather product manufacturing enterprise, recently completed the digital upgrading of 13 pieces of production equipment, which has greatly improved production efficiency and product quality.


The industrial internet platform at Polygrace Group in Zibo [Photo/Iqilu News]

"The upgraded equipment can increase productivity by 7 to 10 percent, the on-time delivery rate can be increased to more than 10 percent, and the production research and development cycle can be accelerated by about 15 percent," said Zhang Jiguo, president of Polygrace Group.

Leather, for example, generally goes through seven or eight processes of spray treatment, which directly affects the product quality. In the past, most of the production processes relied on manual operations and were difficult to accurately control.

Thanks to the application of the industrial internet, the operation parameters, material consumption and output information in the production process are monitored and controlled in real time, and the quality and efficiency of products have been greatly improved.


Shandong is developing new "industrial Internet + chemical industry parks" modes. [Photo/Iqilu News]

Shandong is also exploring new development "industrial Internet + chemical industry parks" modes to improve efficiency, cut costs and improve safe practices.

This year, Shandong plans to speed up the construction of the Shandong Peninsula National Industrial Internet Demonstration Zone, which is intended to boost the high-quality development of the manufacturing industry.