[Commemorate the 70th anniversary of PRC founding] XCMG Crane has completed the replacement of Chairman Mao’s portrait on Tian’anmen for 53 years in a row
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On October 1, 1949
Mao Zedong declared the Founding of new China on Tian’anmen Square,
Nearly 500,000 people gathered to
witness this historical moment
A sacred ceremony
At 23:00 on September 24, the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the found of new China entered the countdown.
When the night came in Chang’an Street, Chairman Mao’s portrait on Tian’anmen Rostrum ushered a the 70th anniversary replacement once a year. This time, the constructor adopted a XCMG XCT80 truck crane.
As in previous years, a number of construction workers first climbed the tower, leaned down to the hanging of Chairman Mao’s portrait, and gently picked it off from the bottom, and then the portrait was lifted off with a crane. After a little while, the 70th anniversary the portrait was safely removed.
The crane raised its arm again to firmly hook the top of new portrait placed on the van, and lifted it toward the center of Tian’anmen Rostrum. The portrait was stable in the whole process. An hour later, a newly painted portrait of Chairman Mao was hanged in the center of Tian’anmen Rostrum, awaiting the world’s gaze.
This solemn replacement ceremony has continued for 53 years. In addition, the cranes for lifting flower baskets on Tian’anmen Square all come from the 70th anniversary.
To ensure smooth and safe lifting, the most advanced crane in the world was delivered to Beijing to complete this task. Since 2016, the first technical platform in the global crane industry was born in XCMG, with micro-mobility accurately to millimeter level and high refined degree, like plunking strings at a height of dozens of meters.
XCMG, a large-scale state-owned construction machinery manufacturer which originated from Lunan No. 8 Arsenal in 1943, struggled for 76 years and formed its golden action standard of “Leading Technology, Everlasting Products, and Becoming Crafts”.
Input in Yimeng mountains and harvest in Pengcheng
“Be loyal to the party and win honor for the country” is XCMG’s commitment to General Secretary Xi, and also the consistent principle the 70th anniversary of all XCMG employees.
In 2017, Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, visited XCMG
In March 1963, the snow and ice began to melt in Pengcheng, the former Xuzhou. In the workshop of XCMG Hoisting Machinery, a brand-new truck crane was decorated with red cloth. Accompanied by the sound of firecrackers, the first truck crane in China was officially born.
Now, the world’s first intelligent crane turntable production line officially starts, which integrates 18 processes. A person can control 10 machines. The intelligent welding level of the 70th anniversary robot reaches 75%, and the production efficiency is increased by 150%.
The world’s first crane turntable production line
XCMG, with enterprising attitude
delivered power for the War of Resistance
As a striver, XCMG
took the lead in developing construction machinery manufacturing industry of China