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A robotized line of refractory coating has been put in industrial operation at UEC-Saturn

Site news 2.12.2020

December 02, 2020, Rybinsk. – A new robotized line of refractory coating and ceramic shall molding for the directional solidification of GTE blades was placed in industrial service at the production facilities of UEC-Saturn foundry shop No.41 (UEC-Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation. a Rostec State Corporation company).

The first 40 wax patterns with ceramic refractory shells have already come off the conveyor of the new robotic installation in the shell manufacturing area of shop 41.

The high-technology equipment was purchased to increase UEC-Saturn's capacity considering the growing range of aircraft, marine and industrial products released by the company.

The robotized line meeting all up-to-date requirements will enable us to triple the output of the production area in shop 41 and to make up to 3000 ceramic shell molds a month.

The equipment is fitted with an intelligent system that monitors and controls such process parameters as humidity, temperature, drying and conveyor time of clusters, depth and time of dipping into slurry tanks etc. Process parameters are monitored continuously throughout the shell manufacturing cycle.

Altogether, the intelligent system allows of monitoring and recording over 50 process parameters, which, in its turn, significantly improves the quality of fabricated parts.

The shell molding is fully automated, which minimizes the effect of human factor on the entire process.

The new robotic line ensures the application of refractory coating to turbine blades and vanes, including large-size parts.

As pointed out by UEC-Saturn Chief Engineer Igor Ilin, "the refractory line that has been put in operation will make it possible to bring the capacity of the new foundry to the specified (set) target values as well as to substantially reduce the labour cost of shell manufacture".

PJSC "UEC-Saturn" is an engine-manufacturing company specialized in the design and development, production and after-market support of gas turbine engines for commercial aviation, power generation and gas compression as well as for ships and vessels.
UEC-Saturn is part of United Engine Corporation.

United Engine Corporation (JSC) (a Rostec State Corporation company) is an integrated organization specialized in the design and development, serial production and after-market support of engines for military and commercial aviation, space programs, the Navy as well as for the oil and gas industry and power generation.

Rostec State Corporation is one of the biggest industrial companies in Russia. It includes over 800 scientific and production enterprises in 60 regions of the country. The key areas of activity are aircraft industry, radio electronics, medical technologies, innovative materials etc. The Rostec portfolio spans such renowned brands as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, UAC, Russian Helicopters, UEC, Uralvagonzavod, Shvabe, Kalashnikov Concern and others. Rostec is fully engaged in the implementation of 12 national projects. The company is a key supplier of Smart City technologies, it deals with the digitalization of state management, industry, social sectors, devises development plans for 5G wireless communication technologies, industrial Internet of Things, big data and block-chain systems. Rostec is a partner of the world's leading manufacturers such as Boeing, Airbus, Daimler, Pirelli, Renault etc. The corporation's products are delivered to more than 100 countries. Almost a third of the company's receipts comes from the export of high-tech products.

UEC-Saturn PJSC press service 
Phone: (4855) – 328-898, 

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