■148 149TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志• using only top-qualitymaterials• individually checkingeach single component• offering antennas forthe C and Ku bands• very successful on theJapanese marketLIANXING:ProfessionalSatelliteAntennasEntrance to the vastproduction premises ofLIANXING. The column tothe right of the entrancedisplays the full companyname in Chinese: GuangxiLianxing SatelliteEquipment Ltd. Company.COMPANY REPORT Satellite Dish Manufacturer LIANXING, China
■ëGuilin150 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.comThe two co-ownersof satellite dishmanufacturerLIANXING:production managerWen Liang Yuan(left) and salesmanager Liao WenFei (right).Quality Production ofSatellite DishesSatellite Dish Manufacturer LIANXING, ChinaSatellite dish manufacturer LIANXING has two owners, and bothare fully aware of the fact that only top quality will guarantee last-ing success. Not only do they use top-grade materials, they also di-rect their attention to immaculate workmanship for every antennathey manufacture. A total of ten buildings are located in the beautifulXing’an county in Guilin city.Lio Wen Fei and Wen Lang Yuan are the founders of the company,and still have a shareholding of 50% each. What started in 1993 witha workforce of 50 employees has grown continuously and today com-prises a staff of 170. “We started out with producing C band dishesCOMPANY REPORT
3124152 153TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志only, with diameters of 140, 150 and 180cm,“ Liao Wen Fen walks down memorylane. In 2003, Ku band antennas wereadded and in that same year the compa-ny moved to larger premises in Guixing,where it is still located today. “The first Kuband antenna was a 60 cm model.”In the meantime, LIANXING has ex-panded its Ku band antenna range to alsoinclude 35, 45 and 75 cm dishes. “Butwe can produce any other size as well,”adds co-founder Wen Lang Yuan, who isin charge of antenna production. Whichmodel is the top-selling dish? We’re sur-prised to find out “it’s the 45 cm antenna,which we export to Japan in huge num-bers.” Incidentally, almost 70% of overallexports are destined for Japan, and “20%of our dishes go to Indonesia, above allthe 180 cm variant for the C band.” Theremaining 10% are spread all over theworld, since LIANXING does not sell anyproducts in the local Chinese market.What differentiates LIANXING anten-nas from the rest and why are they sopopular in Japan of all places? Productionmanager and co-owner Wen Lang Yuanhas the answers: “We only use the bestavailable materials and manually workon every single component until it feels100% right. For instance, we source pow-der paint for powder-coating from Aczon-bel and as dish material we used thicker-than-average strength.” Wen Lang Yuan1, 2: One of LIANXING’s top-sellingproducts.3, 4: Fastening clamps of aLIANXING dish.refers to 0.8 mm aluminium bands usedto produce some of the Ku band anten-nas.Five huge metal sheet presses can befound on the manufacturing floor. Theyare used to press and shape all requireddish sizes for the Ku band as well as thesegments for C band antennas. The dish-es and segments are then thoroughlycleaned in a total of eight basins and pre-pared for spray-painting. 20 stamp ma-chines are available for treating smallercomponents and the total production ca-pacity has reached some four million an-tennas per year. “Our dishes are of suchhigh quality that we have decided to driveour expansion even further,” Liao WenFei explains with reference to the com-pany’s long-standing success in Japan, amarket that only accepts top quality. “Wedo, however, offer the same quality inother markets as well, while at the sametime keeping our prices at very competi-tive levels,” sales manager Liao Wen Feistates and extends an invitation to all in-terested distributors and retailers to addLIANXING products to their portfolio.
13245678154 155TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志1. View towards the LIANXING production buildings from anearby hill. In the background you can see the distinctivehills that add so much charm to the Guilin area.2. The production buildings are spread out on both sidesof this road.3. Rolls of metal are warehoused here. These are usedat a later stage to press and stamp dishes and antennasegments.4. Finished segments for a 180 cm C band dish.5. Glimpse of the dispatch warehouse with completelypackaged segments for 180 cm dishes.6. View of the warehouse.7. Smaller components are prepared at this section.8. Ready, steady, go: component packaging.
1 234 5678156 157TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志1. Assistant sales managerFaustina showing to us anantenna at a preliminarystage: Pressing is alreadycompleted.2. The antenna is stampedfrom the press mould. Salesmanager and co-owner LiaoWen Fei showing the result infront of one of the eight giantpresses.3. Preparation for the paintjob: The aluminium or steelmaterial of the finishedantenna is cleaned in a total ofeight basins.4. Stamped antennas areattached to the conveyor belt.5. The antennas graduallydisappear into the paintchamber, where workers spraythe coloured powder onto thedishes.6. View of the paint containersthat are sourced fromAczonbel. “We only use top-grade powder from that paintmanufacturer.”7. Recycling plant: Thisis where paint fumes areextracted and collected. “Wedo not re-use this recycledpaint, but only work withoriginal paint,” productionmanager Wen Liang Yuanemphasises. “This is theonly way we can guaranteeconsistently high quality ofour antennas.”8. After approximatelyeight minutes the finishedantennas are taken fromthe 50 m conveyor belt. At avisual checkpoint all flawlessunits are put into a transportcontainer, while faultyantennas are removed fromthe line.Antenna Production at LIANXING
12 3 4567158 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. Mounting components ofthe antennas are producedin this section.2. One stage prior tostamping the mountingcomponents: Parts arestamped from a larger pieceof metal.3. Precision control rightbefore stamping: A workeruses a measurement deviceto make sure machine andmetal are precisely aligned.4. Stamping a mountingcomponent.5. Shaping the component.6. Production of mountingcomponents. A workerscrews holes into thebrackets.7. Built to last: Componentsare galvanised here.
123456160 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. Bending the LNB brackets.2. LNB bracket after galvanisation.3. A rod is shaped into a ring and later cut intoindividual standing rings.4. Welding the standing rings.5. Screwing in the thread of the clamp.6. Preparing the dish holders.
123162 TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com1. A member of the sales team presents a selection of differently sizedLIANXING dishes.2. The most important employees for dish production: Yang Limin(left) and Xie Yiping (right) can be seen here preparing a standingmould.3. View of the mould storage. The member of staff visible in thebackground is cleaning the moulds.
1 2345678164 165TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine — 05-06/2013 — www.TELE-audiovision.com www.TELE-audiovision.com — 05-06/2013 — TELE-audiovision International — 全球发行量最大的数字电视杂志1. Each individual LNB holder is checkedfor precision. A small hammer is usedby an employee until the holder isexactly aligned to the measuring bar andvertically clicks into place in the lowernotch.2. Checking the bend radius of the LNBholder.3. The mounting parts are re-workedmanually until they meet allspecifications.4. Each individual mounting clamp isthoroughly checked and re-worked, ifnecessary.5. A female worker assembling thescrews of the mounting system.6. Checking the wall holder. A woodenhammer is used to manually correct anyimperfections.7. These gauges are used to check thecorrect angle of the wall holder.8. Quality assurance: No componentgoes unchecked.Quality Assuranceat LIANXING