On May 20, the Joint Innovation Center for Intelligent Steel Manufacturing Enabled by Industrial Internet held a video exchange meeting. Wang Xindong, CTO and deputy general manager of HBIS Group, Li Yiren, deputy general manager of HBIS Group, Jia Yongli, president of EI Product Department of Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Wang Guodong, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Tang Lixin, vice president of Northeastern University (NEU) attended the meeting along with some other personnel from HBIS Group’s affiliates, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., and NEU.
Wang Xindong pointed out that in light of the requirements of high-quality economic development, it is the new mission of Chinese steelmakers to promote the intelligentization transformation of China's steel manufacturing and provide Chinese technical solutions and value of our times in global steel manufacturing; specifically, Chinese steelmakers should promote intelligent steel manufacturing, transformation, and upgrade as the goal, consider the needs of production lines as the basis, adhere to the cooperation concepts of openness and sharing, establish an effective management mechanism, strengthen work coordination, clarify the specific schedule and road map of project implementation, and ensure the fulfillment of project research tasks in a new mode of cooperation.
Jia Yongli said that Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., as a leading ICT (information and communication) infrastructure and intelligent terminal provider, is committed to bringing the digital world to everyone, every family and every organization, thereby building an intelligent world of the Internet of Everything. Huawei will adhere to the work orientation of customer centricity and creating value for customers, continue to strengthen its understanding of the process industry, and effectively help partners realize their business value.
Tang Lixin said that NEU will adhere to the scientific research concepts of "systematic planning, precise management, engineering control, and efficient innovation", promote the scientific research strategy of "HSEV", and advance technological innovation and model innovation in a coordinated manner according to the cooperation concepts of mutual understanding, mutual respect and learning from each other, so as to constantly improve NEU’s own value through the project.
Wang Guodong noted that the steel industry has long been using the technology of informatization-industrialization convergence, and has established advanced automation, informatization, digital control and management systems, which have laid a solid foundation for the implementation of intelligent manufacturing. Relevant work should be guided by the goal of realizing intelligent steel manufacturing, in order to constantly optimize the deepening convergence of steel manufacturing processes and intelligent management, and effectively promote steel manufacturing transformation.
During the meeting, relevant leaders reported the progress of the project and exchanged opinions on a wide range of key issues and difficulties in production line technologies.