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Technical retooling investment programme launched at JSC PIMCU Repair and Machinery Plant
Since the beginning of the year, over 35 million rubles have been invested in purchasing new equipment. Currently, supplies are proceeding to completion and machines are being put into service. State-of-the-art semi-automatic welders and a rubber hot-moulding press machine of the latest model have already been installed on the shop floor. The plant expects delivery of a metal thermal cutting machine in March.
The most significant purchase so far is the ВМ-8000 above resonance balancing machine, which makes it possible to repair engines weighing up to 10 tons. “Putting this machine into operation enabled us to reduce rotor balancing time from two days to two hours. Arguably, it replaces two machines of previous generations,” said Dmitry Getikov, Electric Shop Manager from the Repair and Machinery Plant.
Performance enhancement is one of primary objectives of the technical retooling investment programme being implemented at the plant. Now the facility is capable of producing and repairing equipment not only for JSC PIMCU, but for other consumers as well. The latter include, for example, facilities within the future mining and metallurgical cluster.
“We are capable of producing nearly the entire range of mining equipment, more than 2,500 items. These are engines, trolleys, wheel sets, tanks and vessels and many more. The latest development is an upgraded model of a load-haul-dump unit. The 2014 order portfolio already amounts to 280 million rubles,” said Andrey Prostakishin, JSC PIMCU Commercial Director.