“Krasny Kotelshchik” Equips Production with High-Technology Equipment
The Taganrog Boiler-Making Works “Krasny Kotelshchik” (TKZ) put a four-roll sheet bending machine into commission. The machine is made by one of the Swiss companies. It allows pre-bending of metal sheets, cold bending of shells with thickness of up to 30 mm and hot bending of shells with thickness of up to 70 mm, as well as their sizing.
This machine meets the up-to-date requirements for high-technology equipment. The machine is equipped with an adjustable system of planetary guides, a CNC system, and a portable control panel with a touch-screen display. Due to such configuration, high operation accuracy and 100% personnel safety is ensured.
Namely, the portable control panel allows an operator to be at a safe distance from the equipment operating area. At the same time, having high manoeuvrability, he can choose a convenient angle of observation over a sheet pre-bending, bending or workpiece sizing process.
One more advantage of the implemented project is the possibility to reduce the company’s costs. The new machine will replace the out-of-date and expensive-to-run sheet bending machine put into operation more than 50 years ago, which operates only due to a separate pump station.