The Krasny Kotelshchik Taganrog Boiler-Building Plant (TKZ), a member of the Power Machines company, has acquired a hydraulic tube expansion system. The modern equipment intended for the manufacture of heat exchange apparatus will reduce the labor intensity of their production, and prolong their useful life considerably.
The new system allows tubes to be joined with the tube sheets of heat exchange apparatus manufactured at the TKZ. This joining method, using the impact of extra-high water pressure on the internal surface of the tubes, guarantees the quality of fixing, improves reliability, and prolongs the service life of the apparatus.
Among other advantages of the equipment is a reduction in the amount of mechanical labor of the plant’s specialists involved in the production process. Since the new hydraulic tube expansion plant is easy to operate and program, the plant’s specialists will not need to spend much time training how to use it.
During the last three years (from 2014 till 2016), the volume of Krasny Kotelshchik's investments into modernization amounted to 338 mln. rubles. It is planned that about 200 mln. rubles will be invested in 2017.