Kolchugino (Vladimir region)
At the Kolchugino "Elektrokabel" (part of the "Cable Alliance Holding", which unites the cable assets of UMMC), the installation of a general twisting line is being completed. The cost of the new equipment exceeds 100 million rubles. Its launch will allow to expand the production capacity for the production of semi-finished products (twisting, braiding, booking) and to increase the production of communication cables and control cables.
“The line was installed in accordance with the requirements of the supplier - Europe's largest cable manufacturer equipment. All operations, from foundation pouring to commissioning, were carried out with the participation of foreign specialists. The training of employees is almost complete, some of them have already successfully passed the exam and are mastering new equipment, "said Sergey Petrov, head of workshop No. 4 of EKZ JSC.
The twisting of insulated conductors is provided for by the designs of most cable products. It is necessary to increase their flexibility and ensure the stability of the structure. “A distinction is made between simple and complex stranding of veins. In a simple operation used to release signal and control cables, single insulated conductors are twisted. In complex twisting, used, for example, in communication cables, the twists consist of insulated conductors, pre-twisted into groups. The new line will improve the efficiency of these operations and increase the volume of production, ”explained Sergey Petrov.
In addition, the new equipment can be used to apply steel wire armor to a semi-finished product. That is, the line is universal, so there is no need for cooperation with other workshops.
“First of all, we rely on control cables of the NIKI trademark. This is our strategic product in demand in the market. As part of the expansion of the production capacity for control cables and control cables, two stranding lines for elementary conductors and new braiding machines were installed. In 2019, we will continue to update the workshop equipment park. Agreements have been concluded for the supply of rewinding machines and an installation for testing cable products with alternating voltage, ”said Vladimir Ivanov, director of EKZ JSC.
It should be added that about 200 million were allocated for the modernization of workshop No. 4 in 2018 rubles.