Precision times three

WaldrichSiegen and China's largest turbine manufacturer Dongfang Turbine Co. have been partners for a long time

When a ProfiTurn was commissioned at Dongfang in 2012, it was the third WaldrichSiegen lathe for the Chinese company. In 1989, Dongfang ordered their first lathe from WaldrichSiegen and a second one in 2008. Both machines have run to the customer's complete satisfaction since their commissioning. They complete complex machining operations while achieving the highest precision and accuracy.

Based on the machines' excellent quality and productivity, Dongfang opted again for WaldrichSiegen when they ordered a new lathe – a ProfiTurn 2500. Turbine rotors with a weight of 150 t, a diameter of 2,500 mm and a length of 15,000 mm are machined with highest accuracies.

The ProfiTurn is part of a new beginning for Dongfang Turbine. Large portions of the Dongfang facilities were destroyed during a devastating earthquake in Sichuan in 2008. Several hundred workers were killed and thousands injured during this tragedy. Dongfang managed to relocate their production site from Hanwang to Deyang within two years after this terrible stroke of fate. WaldrichSiegen is proud to contribute to Dongfang's success with the delivery of the ProfiTurn.

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