Uralvagonzavod puts two presses in operation

January 30, 2015. Uralvagonzavod Corporation’s head plant in Nizhniy Tagil put two hydraulic presses (800,000-kg one and a 5,500,000-kg one) into operation. The presses are meant for bending and molding of parts.

The corporation’s press service reports all the installation and start-up jobs were done by experts from Russian companies; this was, in a way, a rehearsal of mastering new products such as the innovative gondola cars 12-196-01.

The presses were under upgrades for the entire year 2014, with no production stoppages. Most of the jobs were completed by Chelyabinsk-based Komponent, which had already repaired some of the head plant’s equipment earlier (namely, at Foundry Department 1, Forging Department 1, and a number of Thermal Treatment Departments). The dismantling and later assembly of the presses was carried out by Russian companies, which also manufactured the spare parts.

The modernization program has meant that both presses are now fitted with brand new hydraulic control system, new press columns, new pumping units, and up-to-date power boxes, that new electric equipment was assembled for them, and much else besides. As a result, each press became twice as productive as prior to the upgrade.


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