At the Kedrovsky coal mine of the Kuzbassrazrezugol Management Company (an enterprise of the raw materials complex of UMMC), a new excavator, the domestic giant EKG-35, has been installed. This machine became the second in the company and in Russia, the leading model of the excavator No. 1 started work at the Krasnobrodsky coal mine two years ago.
The most powerful open-pit crawler excavator in the Russian version was designed by the designers Uralmashzavod (UZTM, part of the UZTM-KARTEX Group) according to the technical requirements of the Kuzbassrazrezugol Management Company. The machine builders made the prototype for about five years. When creating the second machine, the designers of the plant completed the revision, replacing critical units with more reliable ones: they made changes to the design of the undercarriage, swing and lifting gearboxes, as well as the boom and track links. To improve operational safety, the excavator will be equipped with a combined automatic fire extinguishing system produced in Kuzbass, and the information system will also be seriously improved.
“We are constantly working in close contact with the manufacturer, noting in the process of operating the machine opportunities to improve its reliability. Therefore, the second EKG-35 received a number of constructive improvements, "comments Roman Sivtsov, head of the technical department for equipment maintenance at Kuzbassrazrezugol Management Company.
The entire cycle of installation and start-up of the excavator is carried out by specialists of LLC SC UZTM -KARTEX ". After commissioning, they will also provide warranty service for the machine. "Full support of the equipment during its life cycle by the manufacturer will increase the quality of the work carried out and, as a result, the reliability of the equipment being operated," said Aleksey Onoprienko, director of SC UZTM-KARTEX LLC in the Siberian Federal District.
excavator undercarriage and turntable sections mounted. It is planned to complete the installation of EKG-35 No. 2 by the end of the year.
Let us recall that many modern models of domestic excavators were tested at the production sites of the Kuzbassrazrezugol company, including EKG-18R, EKG-18, EKG- 18M, EKG-32R.