Metalloinvest’s Ural Steel has acquired railcar repair equipment for the repair shop of the rail transport department as part of its technical re-equipment programme. Metalloinvest allocated 18 million roubles for the purchase. The new universal equipment is designed to repair railcars at maintenance points and can lift the cars, repair doors, end and side panels and vertical side racks, as well as replace, weld and press individual elements.
The equipment’s mechanisms are managed with control panels. It can support the repairs of up to 35 cars per day, and can repair bogies and change railway couplings. The equipment can operate stably in conditions between -40 and 40 degrees.
Ural Steel is one of the largest shippers of cargo in the eastern Orenburg region with a consistently high volume of rail shipments. Annually, the enterprise ships about 4 million tonnes of cargo to Russia and abroad.