Zaporizhstal of Metinvest Group acquired a coordinate measuring complex based on the Leica AT403 laser tracker. The high-precision device will improve the quality of diagnostics of large-sized production units and the effectiveness of preventive measures, as well as reduce the time for repairs. The plant's investments in equipment amounted to more than UAH 6 million.
“Maintaining a competitive position in the markets is the primary task for the plant. This requires us to control production at all stages, but first of all - to control the equipment, reduce its planned and unplanned downtime, correct technological maintenance and repair of production units based on the data of fine monitoring of the state of production units. By strengthening diagnostics, we reduce losses and increase the reliability of equipment, and, as a result, our competitiveness ”, - says the General Director of PJSC“ Zaporizhstal ”Alexander Mironenko.
The new laser tracker will allow high-precision verification of the geometric dimensions and spatial position of equipment parts. The device will immediately identify the slightest deviations from the design position of foundations, beds, stands, gearboxes and form them into reference information. Any changes in flatness, roundness, straightness, symmetry, and other characteristics will also appear in the mill's expert summary. Based on the data obtained, the engineering service specialists will be able to analyze the situation, develop and implement measures to eliminate inconsistencies and thus increase the overhaul period, improve the reliability of equipment, and reduce the production of inappropriate products.
Specialists of the technical diagnostics department of the plant completed a course of theoretical and practical training in working with new equipment and its software. The new coordinate measuring complex based on the Leica AT403 laser tracker has already confirmed its effectiveness at the end of September during the overhaul of the rolling mill complex of the blooming shop and hot rolling shop at Zaporizhstal.
In 2021, the management company Zaporizhstal, Metinvest, celebrates the 15th anniversary of its foundation. Metinvest is an international vertically integrated mining and metallurgical group of companies. The structure of the group includes mining and metallurgical enterprises in Ukraine, Europe and the USA, as well as a sales network in all key regions of the world. The company controls the entire production chain - from the extraction of ore and coal to the production of semi-finished products and finished products.