Rostecís United Engine Corporation put into operation ŗ robotic welding line at UEC-Kuznetsov in Samara. The equipment will be used for making compressors, turbines and engine mounts, and is to increase the production rate by 15%.
Automated equipment is capable of making welds of any configuration with an accuracy of 0.1 millimeter. The new line will replace the sites of four different workshops where engine parts were previously welded.
ďIntroduction of a robotic part of the line has become a new stage in the global modernization process within the United Engine Corporation. The quality at new production facilities meets the high standards of the aerospace industry. Their capacity allows not only meeting the companyís own need for high-precision welding, but also performing work for third-party customers,Ē the representatives of Rostec Aviation Complex office said.
The high-performance equipment will be used to weld compressor body parts, turbine and engine mounts. The handling device moves along 11 axes: a part can turn and move in the desired direction at a speed of up to five meters per minute. The welding process after setting up the equipment, writing a program and selecting a mode takes no more than ten minutes.
United Engine Corporation (part of Rostec State Corporation) is an integrated structure specializing in the development, serial production and maintenance of engines for military and civil aviation, space programs and the navy, as well as oil and gas and energy industries.
RosteŮ State Corporation is one of the largest industrial companies in Russia. It unites more than 800 scientific and industrial organizations in 60 regions of the country. Its key areas of activity are aircraft engineering, radioelectronics, medical technologies, innovative materials, etc. The corporationís portfolio includes such well-known brands as AvtoVAZ, KAMAZ, UAC, Russian Helicopters, UEC, Uralvagonzavod, Shvabe, Kalashnikov, etc. Rostec is active in the implementation of all 12 national projects. The company is a key provider of Smart City technology, it is engaged in the digitalization of public administration, industry and social sectors, and it is developing plans for the development of 5G wireless technologies, an Industrial Internet of Things, big data and blockchain systems. Rostec partners with leading world manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli and Renault. The corporationís products are delivered to more than 100 countries worldwide. Almost a third of the companyís revenue comes from the export of high-tech products.