Uralvagonzavod put new equipment in the blacksmith shop

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In the forge number 2 head office of the corporation "Uralvagonzavod" was put into operation the third stamping line based firm hammer LASCO (Germany) weighing 5 tons of falling parts.

Corporation "Uralvagonzavod" was the first in Russia, to introduce hammers of this famous European manufacturer. The new equipment improved the quality of forgings, reduce the percentage of defective products. Improved working conditions metallurgists. Furthermore, a significant economic effect. Only by switching from steam to hydraulic energy per year savings of 15-20 million.

As the press service of the company, blacksmith shop number 2 — one of the strategic added value "Uralvagonzavod", which produces more than five thousand items of various forging blanks. Up to 70% of the total product is used for making the rolling stock. The others — for road construction, municipal and special equipment. The decision to modernize this important division was adopted in 2005. Creditor of the project, the cost of which amounted to more than 250 million, was made by the Czech Export Bank, the supplier of the equipment — Czech company ALTA.

Reconstruction in the forge number two — part of a major project to upgrade metallurgical production. Modern equipment in the smithy replaced outdated steam-air hammers. Preliminary work carried Corporation specialist, installation supervision and commissioning — the specialists of the manufacturer. For a full and smooth operation of the systems on the shop floor was installed new, more powerful transformer substation.

All three lines installed in the shop are made on the basis of hydraulic breakers company LASCO and vary in severity of impact hammer:
First — with a mass of falling parts 1 ton, successfully operating since 2008. It is produced forming weighing 0.5 to 5 kg.
Second — with a mass of falling pieces of 3 tons — launched in 2010 and forging billets weighing up to 7 kg.
Third — forgings weighing up to 45 kg.

To operate the new equipment uralvagonzavodtsy trained, specially organized by LASCO. In the preparation of metallurgists, special attention was paid to the knowledge of software systems: reprogram them to different stamping blanks beyond the scope of blacksmiths.

Now the first and second lines are working around the clock, and the third, which was launched in May this year — in two shifts. After completion of the training, it also will be operated 24 hours a day.

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