"United Mining and Chemical Company" | News | IMPP spent nearly one million hryvnia for the repairs of an excavator
IMPP spent nearly one million hryvnia for the repairs of an excavator
05.02.2018The repaired walking excavator EK 10/70 will provide mining of industrial sands and further production of rough concentrates at the Open-pit mine No. 9.
In January 2018, at the Open-pit mine No. 9 of Irshansk Mining and Processing Plant, a subsidiary of PJSC United Mining and Chemical Company, major repairs of the mechanical part of the excavator EK 10/70 No. 150 was performed and in February the excavator was put back into operation, informed Anatoliy Slobozhan, Chief of Production and Technical Division at IMPP subsidiary.
In the course of the repairs, the support frame was disassembled, the rotational support was replaced, the cables were replaced, the central spigot was replaced, the bearing blocks were replaced, and the main shaft of the rotation reducer was replaced, and the support frame was reassembled.
Oleksandr Gladushko, Acting Chairman of the Board at PJSC UMCC, informed that the repairs were performed according to the plan for 2018. “The company spent UAH 920,000 for the repairs of the walking excavator and we expect hundred percent production result from it,” continued the head of the company.
Any equipment or machinery, when actively used, wears out and breaks down. That is why, the task of any production is to restore and put back to work the equipment and machinery with the lowest resource losses.
For the period of the repairs, as a rule, the equipment is withdrawn from the production process. It is either replaced or the work it performs is suspended altogether. In order to avoid interruption of production, repairs must be planned and timely performed, as it was with the excavator EK 10/70.
“We are hoping that thanks to the performed major repairs, this year the repaired equipment will fulfill the plan for the stripping of 50,000 cubic meters of black dirt, mining of 350,000 cubic meters of sands and re-excavation of 70,000 cubic meters of black dirt and sands,” says Anatoliy Slobozhan.