At JSC "Evraz Nizhny Tagil Metallurgical Plant" (NTMK, Nizhny Tagil) completed the first phase of the investment project "Modernization of the output control lines kolesobandazhnogo shop".
Evraz investment in the project amounted to more than 300 million rubles.
Within its first three stages were set high for complex quality control surface rail wheels. In addition, all lines introduced electronic process control system — the so-called computer vision system that allows staff to monitor processes remotely from behind a computer monitor. Daily through new installations magnetic particle passes over 1.5 million pieces of railroad wheels. Every unit is capable of detecting defects on the surface of the wheels up to two millimeters, which corresponds to the first, highest, accuracy class, adopted on the European railways.
In the second phase of the project, to be launched in August 2013, it is planned to put into operation the equipment to automatically determine the completeness of the coverage fraction wheel drives, as well as equipment for sorting the wheels on purpose.