Site news 28.06.2013
June 28, 2013, Rybinsk. – Traditionally, in anticipation of the All-Russian fete “The day of the inventor and rationalizer”, NPO Saturn tallied up the results of its in-company competition dubbed “Invention and rationalization as a way of solving NPO Saturn’s daily research and technology tasks” for the year 2012.
Greeting the company’s rationalizers and inventors with their professional holiday, NPO Saturn chief executive officer Ilya Fedorov stated that “the solutions and proposals put forward by the employees of NPO Saturn in the form of intellectual property objects and improvement product / process initiatives are an integral part of the production-technological potential and creation of the research and technology backlog to ensure the company’s competitive edge in the future. Therefore we are doing our best to facilitate the development of innovation activity and we highly appreciate the results of every invention and rationalization proposal”.
Following the competition’s results, the company’s best division for organizing the invention-related activity is considered the technical direction’s compressors design department.
The company’s best division for organizing the rationalization-related activity is the chief process engineer division’s team.
“The best invention” is a product designed under a patent ¹ 2471595 “The electrolyte for electrochemical machining” (authors: Georgiy Erochkin, senior design engineer in the pilot plant’s prospective production processes department and Sergey Afanasov, head of electric machining processes sector in the prospective production processes department).
Best rationalization (product / process improvement) proposals:
- “Process of restoration of a sub-assembly “Spool, stages 11-17” 095018017 of the gas turbine engine GTE-110” (authors: Vladimir Ivanov, deputy chief process engineer for mechanical assembly shops, Yuriy Ivanov, senior engineer in the chief process engineer division, Marina Knyazeva, senior specialist in shop ¹ 57, Ilya Sokolov, head of the central process engineering department in the chief process engineer division).
- “Process of cutting out the welded lock in the inner cavity of the welded spool 117.01.35.750” (authors: Evgeniy Aristov, deputy head of shop ¹ 35 for operations and Mikhail Kasatkin, NPO Saturn chief engineer).
The title “NPO Saturn best inventor” was assigned to Vladimir Posadov, technical expert of gas turbine engines vibration monitoring in the technical direction’s mechanical strength department.
The title “NPO Saturn best rationalize” was assigned to Yuriy Ivanov, senior process engineer in the chief process engineer division; Vadim Zavarkin, deputy head of SaM146 in-service design support department; Vladimir Nikonenko, head of turbine stator design team in the turbines design department.
Looking at the overall results demonstrated in 2012, over 630 company’s employees took part in the invention and rationalization-related activities having submitted in total 418 applications for product / process and produced 74 intellectual property objects (inventions, utility models, PC software, databases, the know-how, utility production results). The economic effect as a result of implementing the 279 product / process improvement proposals has equaled 112 million rubles. Net profit in the amount of 5,4 million rubles is obtained as part of NPO Saturn’s overall financial performance in 2012 due to the use of the inventions and utility models in the company’s serial production.
Research and production association Saturn OJSC is an engine-building company specialized in design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for military and civil aviation, Navy boats and power-generating plants and gas-pumping units. NPO Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation.
Managing company United Engine Corporation OJSC is a subsidiary of UIC OBORONPROM OJSC. The UEC structure integrates over 85% of Russia’s leading companies specialized in design and development, serial production and after-market support of gas turbine machinery, as well as the key enterprises – the industry’s integral players. One of the UEC’s prioritized fields of activity is the implementation of comprehensive programs of development of the companies in the industry by introducing the world-class new technologies.
United Industrial Corporation OBORONPROM OJSC is a multi-field machine-building group created in 2002. It is part of Rostec. The main fields of activity – helicopter building (the Russian Helicopters holding), engine building (the UEC holding) and other assets.
Rostec is a Russian corporation created in 2007 with the goal to facilitate the design and development, production and export of high-tech industrial products of civil and military application. It incorporates 663 organizations which are currently grouped in 12 holding companies in the defense-industrial complex and 5 in civil branches of the industry. The Rostec-controlled companies are located in 60 regions of the Russian Federation and deliver their products to the markets of over 70 countries of the world. Over 900 thousand people are employed by the Rostec companies which constitutes roughly 2% of Russia’s employable population. The net profit in 2011 equaled 45.6 billion rubles, the amount of tax paid to the budgets of all levels has reached 100 billion rubles.