A massive 232 sqm LED screen was deployed at SANY Group to facilitate better and faster decision making.
Boasting Absen’s new indoor fixed install LED product for the APAC and LATM regions, the KL Series (note: EU and US version also available), this video wall was built as part of China’s national strategic initiative to further develop the manufacturing sector, ‘Made in China 2025’.
The 5G display terminal sits at SANY Group’s factory No.18, an intelligent manufacturing workshop in Changsha. In collaboration with partners ZTE and Huawei, SANY Group has jointly developed 5G smart manufacturing applications showing the revolutionary impacts of 5G in industrial production. SANY Group’s core company, SANY Heavy Industry was founded in 1994 and is China's largest and the world's fifth largest construction machinery manufacturer. It is also the largest concrete machinery manufacturer in the world.
As one of the world’s leading equipment manufacturers, SANY Heavy Industry deals with complex challenges in network security, service centralisation as well as physical environment. Existing wired and wireless private networks are not able to meet such heavy communication requirements, creating an urgent need for high-bandwidth, low-latency, high-reliability, and easy-to-deploy networks to provide connected and smart operational support for smart manufacturing.
Capable of handling 5G, the newly installed screen displays two video streams of HD surveillance data, which are then transmitted and distributed to a campus monitoring center using Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) through the 5G network.
The 5G data creates high level requirements for the display terminal and the KL series is able to meet all of them. The 2.5mm pixel pitch LED screen is able to display a number of real-time operation images in HD, helping operators to monitor critical activity in the factory, including components transported through the hanging systems, and the robotic arms handling product materials.
Boasting high brightness, grayscale, contrast ratio and refresh rate levels, Absen’s newly launched KL series is well suited for a wide array of commercial and domestic applications. Using turnkey LED displays instead of components that need to be assembled on site, the KL series not only helps save time and labor cost, but also improves the end quality of a project.
Commenting on the installation, Absen’s project manager Leon Liu said: “Very large display areas bring great challenges to the overall uniformity, flatness, stability, and even life-span of the installation. Our products are calibrated after going through a series of critical product tests, which ensures high visual uniformity over time and maintains the product lifespan at component level."
"The KL panels are also made of fine die-casting aluminium, which further ensures the flatness of the overall display for an excellent visual impact”
Security and maintenance were also key factors, since the LED video wall is installed on a steel structure 5m above the ground. With a depth of only 70mm, and weighing only 7.8kg per panel, the KL series was perfectly suited for this project. It also offers front and rear installation and maintenance, and its design embeds the PSU (power supply units), cables, receiving cards as well as other key components.
Absen already worked with SANY Group in the past, when the company installed two 1.2mm pixel pitch screens of respectively 30.12 sqm and 7.53 sqm in SANY Heavy Industry’s conference and reception rooms, featuring Absen’s A2712 and CR1.2 products.
Terry Zhu, product manager at Absen, concluded: “Fine pixel pitch is a growing trend for many new projects and as a leading company with a worldwide reputation, SANY embraces this trend. Their user experience is extremely positive. We are proud to be part of this pioneering 5G deployment, with products that perfectly answers the drastic requirements that 5G calls upon.”