Placart to Protect Details of Heavy-duty Dump Trucks of JSC BELAZ

28 October 2019

The RUSNANO portfolio company JSC Placart won the tender and concluded a contract with JSC BELAZ for the supply of a robotic complex for electric arc metallization. The complex will be used to apply wear-resistant coatings on the gearbox casing parts of dump trucks of JSC BELAZ.

JSC BELAZ dump trucks with loading capacity from 90 to 450 tons are designed for transportation of rock in difficult conditions of deep open pits, at opencast mining of mineral deposits on technological roads in various climatic conditions. To ensure the reliability of dump truck mechanisms under enormous loads, it is necessary to apply modern technologies of hardening and reducing wear and tear of components.

Placart to protect details of heavy-duty dump trucks of JSC BELAZ.

Gearbox casing cuff rings with an outer diameter of up to 1,200 mm and a weight of up to 150 kg are subject to heavy and tear and abrasion due to contact with the sealing rings. Surface hardening of the cuff ring of the motor-in-wheel gearbox casing (material steel 45) is carried out by the method of arc metallization with the Placart material (with wire) of the spring steel base. The coating thickness is at least 0.7 mm (after final machining).

The new robotic complex of electric arc metallization developed by engineers and designers of JSC Placart specially for JSC BELAZ includes a full cycle: operations of surface preparation of parts before and of coating proper.

The unique complex will be used for production of the main serial products of JSC BELAZ. Due to the high and stable quality of coatings applied as well as high productivity, the complex will replace the previously used unit. This will allow JSC BELAZ to significantly increase the productivity of the coating process and increase reliability of the equipment.

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RUSNANO Joint-Stock Company was founded in March 2011 through reorganization of state corporation Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies. JSC RUSNANO contributes to implementation of the state policy on the development of the nanotechnology industry by investing directly and through investment funds of nanotechnology in financially effective high-technology projects providing the development of new production facilities in the Russian Federation. Its primary investment focus is in electronics, optoelectronics and telecommunications, healthcare and biotechnology, metallurgy and metalwork, energy, mechanical engineering and instrument making, construction and industrial materials, chemicals and petrochemicals. 100 percent of RUSNANO’s shares are state owned. Thanks to RUSNANO’s investments, there are currently 126 factories and R&D Centers opened in 38 regions in Russia.

Management of assets of RUSNANO JSC is carried out by Limited Liability Company established in December 2013, RUSNANO Management Company.

Work to establish nanotechnology infrastructure and carry out educational programs is fulfilled by RUSNANO’s Fund for Infrastructure and Educational Programs, which was also established during the reorganization of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies.

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Plakart, a RUSNANO portfolio company, was founded in 2010 to carry out projects involving the foundation of a network of innovation centres for the production of nanocoatings using gasothermic spraying and metal cladding technologies. As the leading company in the gasothermic spraying market in Russia and the CIS, Plakart carries out projects in its own workshops in Moscow region, Perm, Tyumen, Nizhny Novgorod, Saint Petersburg and Naberezhnye Chelny, and also at equipment assembly and operation sites throughout Russia and the CIS.