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The Story of the First Atlas Copco Tool in China

2012-10-15

The four-axis cylinder head screw machine in the picture, though looks very ordinary and old, has been performing its duties for a long time.

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As many people know, this set of screw machine was purchased by a Chinese tractor factory from Atlas Copco in 1984. It was the first time that Atlas Copco had sold equipment to China. Now the customer YTO Group Corporation (known as YTO), had evolved into a leading agricultural and construction machinery manufacturer in China, serving clients around the world.

This photo was taken on September 26, 2012, the last day when this Atlas Copco equipment retired, as it was replaced by the new QST-series screw machines due to the improvement in technologies.

Almost all YTO staff have seen this screw machine on their first working days. However, no one knows exactly how many twists and turns it had made over the past three decades. Witnessing the comings and goings of many employees, it kept operating till the last day, at the pace of 120 seconds / engine. Let’s bid farewell to our partner on the day when it retires with honor.

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On September 27, 2012 when this equipment was disassembled, about 30 employees of YTO Diesel Engine Co., Ltd. came to say goodbye to their old partner; many of them also took pictures of it. The factory allowed a day of suspension of work, enabling many people to witness the disassembly of the machine. Wang Min, who saw the import of this machine, now is serving as the Vice-General Manager of YTO Diesel Engine Co., Ltd., said, "We have deep affection for this machine. We would continue to use this machine if not for the technological innovation and inadequate spare parts. The products of Atlas Copco, with its superb quality, make us rest assured."

This screw machine, a product of Atlas Copco, deserves our proud and praise.

Farewell, our hero. Your personality remains with us, which will lead us to sail further!

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Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. The Group delivers sustainable solutions for increased customer productivity through innovative products and services. Founded 1873, the company is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2010, Atlas Copco had about 33 000 employees and revenues of BSEK 70 (BEUR 7.3).

MVI Tools and Assembly Systems  is a division within Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area. It markets hand-held electric and pneumatic tools, assembly systems, software and services to the automotive industry worldwide. It also offers global project management for multinational customers. The division is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.
 
General Industry Tools and Assembly Systems is a division within Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business area. It markets hand-held electric and pneumatic tools, assembly systems, software and services to customers worldwide within general engineering, aerospace, appliance and consumer electronics, transport, power and energy equipment.