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Uralvagonzavod Switches to Automated Core Production

November 16, 2012. The new core-making division was launched at Uralvagonzavod Scientific & Production Corporation’s head plant recently. This launch signifies a large-scale modernization of the whole department that will also involve the assembling of a powder-mixing section and a molding line, the corporation’s press service reports.

The modern, robotized core-making facility supplied by the German company Laempe has been estimated to result in 25,000 car sets a year. Thanks to its launch, the process of core making will become faster, more precise, and more stable.

The facility comprises five core-making machines and three German industrial robots by Kuka: these move the cores and take them off the first three machines, which means nearly all the operations at this facility will be automated, thus eliminating the hard, monotonous labor and the human factor as well as the number of defective items in the batch.

The facility also consists of some peripheral machinery meant for painting the cores, two Reinhardt furnaces for drying up the freshly painted cores, and some conveyor belts. The assembling of the compressor unit and the core equipment warehouse is still under way.
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