Verkhnyaya Pyshma (Sverdlovsk region)
The workshop for the production of powder products of JSC Uralelectromed (an enterprise of the UMMC metallurgical complex) is 30 years old. Over the years, the division has mastered more than 1,300 types of products and increased the production capacity to 600 tons per year.
The main products of the workshop are electrical (including silver-coated) and antifriction products made of copper powder. Among them, electrical contacts and contact holders, current supply buses and outputs of switching devices, which are used in automatic electrical switches, knife switches, in detachable connections of power circuits, welding equipment, electric rolling stock, etc.
"Since the 90th years have come a long way. Thanks to an active position in the market and continuous work on the development of new products, the product range is already counted in more than a dozen items. The largest segment of products today is electrical products. This demand is explained not only by the steady growth of this market in Russia and Europe, but also by the unique properties of parts: in terms of strength, they are not inferior to cast or metal-machined solid rolled products, "said shop manager Vladimir Kazansky.
In 2016, the company was the first in the country to start producing collector plates based on patented technology for traction motors. A pilot batch of lamellas is now undergoing a period of operation on the main lines of Russian Railways (Oktyabrskaya Railway and the Baikal-Amur Mainline). According to the contract, engines of locomotives with Uralelectromed plates will undergo operational tests with a mileage of about 400 thousand km.
In addition, more than 100 items of products for the automotive industry have been mastered in production, including bronze-graphite plain bearings, liners , copper contacts, slip rings, etc.
To obtain high-quality products that are in demand in the domestic and foreign markets, the division is equipped with high-performance pressing equipment of German and domestic production with an effort from 6 to 1000 tons. The workshop operates conveyor furnaces of the company "Cremer" (Germany), a grinding and cleaning machine GECAM (Italy), a vibration dryer and a CNC park lathe.
The production of powder products has its own laboratory for physical and mechanical tests, equipped modern control and measuring equipment. Each batch of products undergoes acceptance tests for the main parameters and geometric dimensions.
Note that the production of powder products does not depend on external supplies of raw materials, since JSC Uralelectromed is the only manufacturer of electrolytic copper powders in the country. This ensures economic efficiency and competitiveness of the products due to the high degree of material utilization.