Uralcryomash assembles modern thermal cutting unit

October 25, 2013. Kristall, an up-do-date thermal cutting unit meant for cutting sheet metal, made in Saint Petersburg, is now being assembled at Uralcryomash, Uralvagonzavod Scientific & Production Corporation member enterprise, Uralvagonzavod's press service reports.

This is the first such machine at the cryogenic facility. The launch of this unit will mean the company won't have to buy spare parts on the side any longer; this will also increase the precision of the produce parameters and will improve labor productivity. The new equipment costs 8m RUR.

Kristall can perform two kinds of cutting – the gas-oxygen one and the gas-flame one – and can cut metal that is 1mm thick or thicker. The maximum thickness of the parts is up to 200mm for gas-oxygen cutting and up to 90mm for gas-flame cutting. This is particularly important for Uralcryomash, where a lot of spare parts and components are made for the railway carriage-building industry as well as cryogenic tanks. The unit can cut parts out of different kinds of steels. The cutting speed depends on the metal sheet thickness and the cutting method employed.

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