The operation of the new hydraulics was checked during cold and hot tests

Kametstal Iron and Steel Works within the framework of the investment project is renewing the hydraulic equipment of the foundry yards of the blast furnace №1M. It is stated in the company’s message on the Facebook page.

Specialists of the steel equipment repair shop of the enterprise assembled the equipment of the machines for opening and closing the pig iron fly – the mechanism plays a key role in the process of producing pig iron. This equipment is produced by the Ukrainian company MAGMA. Its representatives performed chief supervision during installation works and tests.

According to the results of cold and hot tests, blast furnace specialists noted the power of the new hydraulics, as well as the reliability and safety of the mechanism.

“Even during the war, the process of modernization of production does not stop at the enterprises of the Metinvest Group, because equipment that works stably is a point of support for the performance of important production tasks,” the message says.

As GMK Center reported earlier, Kametstal Iron and Steel Works put into operation the powerful TEM 7 shunting diesel locomotive, which worked at Azovstal before the war. The unit has a power of 2,000 horsepower, which is almost twice as much as in TEM 2. The operation of the new locomotive expands the capabilities of railway workers of the steel plant to transport heavy loads – blast furnace slag or finished steel products.

Also Kametstal from the beginning of 2022 has shipped more than 3,000 tons of grinding balls to European customers. 48 railcars with products of the plant’s ball rolling mills have already been sent to Polish customers.