Rimera’s Almetyevsk-Based Plant Learning to Use New Laempe Casting Machines

29.04.2013



The Alnas manufacturing company, a member of Rimera Group, is in the process of training its production and service personnel to operate a German-made Laempe automated casting plant.

Rimera’s Almetyevsk-Based Plant Learning to Use New Laempe Casting Machines

Rimera’s Almetyevsk-Based Plant Learning to Use New Laempe Casting Machines

In the course or the training program, scheduled for April 18 through 30, Alnas employees will learn the key dimensions of operating and servicing advanced Laempe core-making centers. The trainees watched a demonstration of the new equipment, simulations of contingencies and instructions on handling these. 
When the upgrading of the Alnas casting shop is complete, the German-made equipment will have replaced more than twenty existing hot-box automatic core making machines. The Laempe casting line will use the cold box amine technology, which reduces footprint, power consumption and the labor intensity of core making operations, lowering product costs 1.5 times, not to mention that it has higher performance. One core making cycle currently takes between five and ten minutes, whereas a Laempe machine reduces that to 40 to 50 seconds.
“Laempe employees are directly training the personnel to operate the new casting plant,” Alnas Chief Technical Officer Yevgeniy Grigoryan commented. “Cold box amine technology used in making sand cores for movable parts is totally new to us and it has a number of features that are difficult to master. We need some time to practice using the technology and select both the best characteristics for materials we use and performance characteristics of the equipment. Nevertheless, the personnel training is going successfully, and we are planning to commence acceptance procedures soon.”
The output of the Almetyevsk, Tatarstan-based company will have reached 9500 submersible pump systems per year when the modernization project, which has been running since 2011 without suspending of the production process, is completed.

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