Metalloinvest and the UZTM-KARTEX group (uniting Uralmashzavod and IZ-KARTEX named after P.G. Korobkov) are starting to jointly develop a new type of excavator - EKG-30R, designed for ore excavation.
An agreement on cooperation in the development, production and testing of the new EKG-30R excavator was signed by the Director General of Metalloinvest Management Company Nazim Efendiev and Director General of UZTM-KARTEX Management Company Yan Center.
The parties will jointly develop terms of reference for the creation of an excavator, which in the future will undergo pilot operation at the production sites of Metalloinvest - in the quarry of Lebedinsky GOK or Mikhailovsky GOK named after A.V. Varicheva.
“We have launched a project that should become a breakthrough for the Russian mechanical engineering and mining industry,” said Nazim Efendiev. - Today, the largest excavators operating at our mining and processing plants, with a bucket volume of 25 cubic meters. m - foreign production. An increase in the volume of loading of rock mass will make mining production more efficient, and we are confident that domestic machine builders will provide us with advanced technology. "
EKG-30R is created specifically for the mining industry. Taking into account the fact that the operation of an excavator in a quarry is characterized by increased dynamic loads, fundamentally new, unique design solutions will be applied in the design of the machine, aimed at increasing the reliability of the excavator, ensuring its stable operation. All the main units of the EKG-30R will be tested even at the modeling stage - using digital twin technology.
“The model being developed has no Russian counterparts today,” said Jan Center. “The professionalism and experience of Metalloinvest's specialists, as well as close partnership between our companies, play a huge role in the successful implementation of the project”.
It is assumed that tests of the EKG-30R prototype will begin in the 1st quarter of 2022.