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New reference site at KAMAZ

1 September 2019

The shop of assembly-welding cabins at the press-frame plant KAMAZ now corresponds to the status of reference. The economic effect of the reforms introduced in the framework of the development of the production system exceeded four million rubles.

For several months, the masters in all teams were mapping the flows and analyzing the state of the processes, offering options for their optimization. 250 kaizen- proposals were received, most of them were implemented.

Within the framework of the project, 20 ergonomic workplaces appeared in the shop, the work on modernization of equipment and tooling was carried out. For example, due to the rearrangement of equipment transportation of components within the site began to perform special trucks, abandoning loaders. As a result, it was possible to eliminate unnecessary movements and downtime.

High economic effect was given by modernization of the welding machine SPM-113 for production of a guard of a forward part of a cabin. Additional equipment was installed on the unit, and now the entire operation is performed in one cycle, while the productivity has doubled.

Another innovation freed women from hard work, who had to work with a trolley on roller wheels. Thanks to a special installation with a pneumatic cylinder, it is necessary to turn the crane – and the heavy load is easily moved from position to position.

"Work to eliminate unnecessary movements and create comfortable working conditions will continue. The reference site must also be improved, " said Valentin Levashov, Deputy head of the cabin assembly and welding shop for the technical part.