A METALLURGICAL CASTING OVERHEAD CRANE WITH LOAD CAPACITY 180+50/20 T WAS MANUFACTURED AT “HZPTO”, LTD!

A METALLURGICAL CASTING OVERHEAD CRANE WITH LOAD CAPACITY 180+50/20 T

WAS MANUFACTURED AT “HZPTO”, LTD!

V.A. Osadchiyev, Director for Marketing, “HZPTO”, Ltd., Kharkov

“Kharkov Lifting & Transportation Equipment Plant”, Ltd. (“HZPTO”, Ltd.), for the first time in its 90-year history, has mastered manufacture of metallurgical casting overhead cranes with a load capacity of 180 t + 50/20 t.

In March 2020, a contract was signed with a foreign customer for manufacture and delivery of metallurgical casting four-girder overhead crane with a load capacity of 180 + 50/20 t and span of 34 m. Our tightly-welded team needed exactly one year to manufacture timely this heavy and complicated crane and ship it in March 2021 to the foreign customer in strict accordance with the initial data and the technical project agreed by the parties. The weight of the crane was 375 t. The crane included a modern system for control of electric drives based on frequency converters and controllers from Siemens. I would like to note the work of each department of our Enterprise

The Chief Designer Department had an experience in engineering such casting cranes, but with a lower load capacity (up to 125 + 30 t), so many design tasks for our Chief Designer Department headed by Marina Yuriyevna Glushkova had to be solved, as they say, "from scratch." After development of the detailed design, the unit of V.V. Makarov, the Technical Director, together with the shops and V.V. Kolesnikov, the Production Director, successfully carried out the preparation of technological and production processes for manufacture of lifting and transport equipment, new for our Enterprise. Of course, we went to this level, qualitatively new for us, consistently, starting from 2004, when under the leadership of L.I. Yanov, the General Director, the crane shop was retrofitted. The supports of the crane runways were strengthened, new cranes with load capacity of 50/20 t were installed in the crane shop instead of two 40 t cranes. In addition, one more European-level span of the crane shop was built, where new cranes with load capacity of 50/20 t were also installed. During the past decade, the roofs of all shops have been repaired, and up-to-date equipment has been put into operation: the “Gastol” shot-blasting machine, “Radian-2500Pl” thermal cutting machine, and up-to-date welding complex from “ESAB”.

Thanks to everyone who helped us create the new crane.

In April 2021, our Enterprise was headed by Viktoriya Viktorovna Kolosovskaya as the General Director, who has worked in heavy machine-building, occupying various positions, for more than 20 years.

When the new top manager came, we succeeded in conclusion of a major contract for delivery of five metallurgical cranes in 2021. We are confident in our strength and plan to celebrate the upcoming 90th anniversary of our Plant, the leader of the national crane building, with new achievements.

These and other stages of development of our Enterprise are regularly reported by the “Lifting Structures” magazine on its pages.

Of course, heavy machine-building of our days cannot develop without cooperation, therefore, our success would have been impossible without close cooperation, first of all, with Ukrainian and foreign enterprises - manufacturers of materials, components and semi-finished products.

Lifting Structures. Special Machines No. 05/2021