The world's fastest automatic production line for masks started operation at Guangzhou Xingshi Equipments Co Ltd in Guangzhou's Panyu district on Feb 19, being able to produce 1,000 masks per minute.
"Xingshi is the largest manufacturing company in the South China area for the equipment used on production lines for diapers and sanitary napkins. The company decided to retool our production to produce masks in early February, as the company didn't have enough masks for employees to resume production," said Wu Wanning, deputy general manager of the company.
"The whole process only took seven days," noted Wu.
The production line for masks can produce more than 1.2 million masks per day and the whole line only needs four workers to operate.
The world's fastest automatic production line for masks starts operation at Guangzhou Xingshi Equipments Co Ltd in Guangzhou's Panyu district on Feb 19. [Photo/ycwb.com]
It is estimated that the company can open two more production lines by the end of February and another 10 will be put into operation in March.
Currently, all companies producing masks have resumed production, with Guangzhou's overall daily production exceeding over 4 million. By the end of Feb 19, Guangzhou has produced a total of about 70 million masks.
A person in charge of the Guangzhou municipal industry and information technology bureau said that with the operation of companies like Xingshi, the pressure caused by the shortage of masks in Guangzhou will be relieved gradually.
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