China Wind Systems, Inc. announced it has purchased new equipment to expand its forged-rolled-rings manufacturing capabilities. The $4.13 million purchase was in line with the company’s strategy to focus on the growing wind-power industry in China. In the initial phase of expansion, China Wind Systems will focus on producing rolled rings that measure up to 6 meters in diameter as well as other windmill components such as shafts. At the conclusion of the three-phase expansion, China Wind Systems will be capable of producing forged rolled rings measuring up to 8 meters in diameter and weighing up to 150 tons.
Recently, the company purchased a 4,500-ton hydraulic press for use in its metal-forging process to produce shafts that weigh up to 18 tons. China Wind Systems also acquired a ring-rolling mill capable of producing rolled rings measuring up to 6 meters in diameter and weighing 12 tons. The equipment will be installed at its new 107,639-square-foot facility in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, where the company expects to start production by September 2008.