The twentieth mobile ladle turret of NKMZ

At Novokramatorsky Mashinostroitelny Zavod a modern ladle turret of a new design was presented to the customers – metallurgists of JSC “Uzmetkombinat” (Bekabad, Republic of Uzbekistan).

Having looked at the work of the ladle turret, the Uzbek specialists were completely satisfied with it. As a result, an intermediate acceptance certificate was signed.

NKMZ has wide experience in the design, manufacture and replacement of ladle turrets of all types and various capacities. For almost twenty years, the enterprise has manufactured and delivered 19 such ladle turrets for metallurgists of Ukraine, Europe and Russia, each of them has certain peculiarities. The highlight of this 20-th ladle turret is mobility.

Another feature of this contract is that the customer has determined a rather tight time frame for the delivery of equipment, while the specialists of NKMZ managed to finish its production prior to the scheduled date.

Vladimir Chibishev, Deputy Head of the Electric Steel Smelting Shop for Mechanical and Power Equipment of JSC “Uzmetkombinat” shared the first impressions of the new ladle turret.

“The brainchild of the specialists of NKMZ is impressive. I think we were not mistaken in choosing the ladle turret manufacturer. As a specialist, I have been to many enterprises in the post-Soviet space. In comparison with them, NKMZ surprises with its large capacities and high potential. Your company has a great future.
The Uzbek Metallurgical Plant plans to increase production capacity, modernize and upgrade equipment. I think that we will find a common language with NKMZ in terms of further cooperation”.

Andrey Tsarev, Chief Designer of the Design department, Metallurgical and sinking equipment division of NKMZ, tells about the specifics of this contract.

“When concluding the contract, we managed to win in a tough competition, because in the process of preparing it we worked closely with the technical specialists of the Uzmetkombinat, and in the new ladle turret we tried to implement all the solutions they needed.

It has two independent lifts, the lifting capacity of each joist is about 200 tons. All ladle turrets previously manufactured by NKMZ were installed permanently. And this one will be installed on a rolling-out platform that has its own drive, which will move it at a distance of five meters from the casting axis. The need to move the ladle turret arose due to the impossibility of assembling it in the aisle space of the workshop, where it will be finally installed.

Previously, we already worked with the Uzbek Metallurgical Plant, now we have resumed our partnership. Now we are participating in a tender for the supply of a pump-and-accumulator station for the same Continuous Casting Machine. In the future, we will participate in the tender for the reconstruction of the CCM as a whole.”

The advantages of NKMZ ladle turrets in comparison with ladle turrets of other manufacturers are that more than 20 patents have been obtained for the new design solutions used in them. This circumstance allows them to be much more attractive in comparison with similar products of competitors on the market for this equipment.