Friday, June 22, 2018

Uralvagonzavod sets record with 120,000th car axle

The head plant for Uralvagonzavod Scientific & Production Corporation has made its 120,000th car axle, marking a record for the Nizhniy Tagil-based corporation and the entire railway carriage-making industry.

No other company in the world has been able to produce 30,000 car sets of axles a year. Standard manufacturing lines at Uralvagonzavod, however, are able to produce a capacity of around 48,000 axles a year. Uralvagonzavod's automatic line has been used for some time, but only began to produce impressive outputs in 2012, Ural Business Consulting reports.

The 800 meter long automatic line is responsible for the final mechanical treatment of the rough axles. It makes 360 to 400 ready axles a day, amounting to around 90 or 100 car sets.

The company produces 120,000 car axles as just the batch production. It also makes reinforced axles, Ural Business Consulting reports.