The company put into pilot production a new electron-beam welder KL-190. The equipment is designed and produced specifically for "Zorya"-"Mashproekt" by Paton Electric Welding Institute of NAS of Ukraine.
Most welded structures of the gas turbine engine at the enterprise are manufactured using electron beam welding (EBW). The new welder is designed for medium size parts welding. It performs welding of turbine and compressor discs into rotors or the so-called "drums". It will replace the technologically outmoded equipment and greatly improve welding process.
KL-190 is equipped with an automated welding control system from the evacuating and till the actual welding. The unit has a welded joints monitoring system during the welding process and allows you to establish the so-called "path teaching system". It also has the ability to adjust the welding parameters operationally.
It is not the first experience of "Zorya" - "Mashproekt" cooperation with Paton Electric Welding Institute. In 2012 the company was put into operation EBW unit for large size parts welding. The unit has significantly reduced the time required for welding, as well as provided higher quality of welds.
Along with the modernization of the ELS park the Metallurgy Department of the enterprise develops new technological processes. So in 2015 the company started the 3D-printing complex.