Representatives of OKB Gidropress JSC participated in the karakuri experts' meeting
On July 5-8, 2021 representatives of OKB Gidropress JSC participated in the meeting of Karakuri experts which took place on the production site of Atommash branch of AEM Technologies in Volgodonsk.
In May 2021 the Rosatom Production System (RPS) project office of Atomenergomash JSC decided to hold an annual divisional competition in order to popularize the trend on creation of small-scale mechanization means - "Karakuri", optimization and improvement of efficiency of production processes, improvement of working conditions at the enterprises of the machine building division. Since 2018, when the trend "Karakuri" began to develop, a great deal of devices has been created at the enterprises, experience and knowledge has been accumulated.
The task of this divisional competition was to combine this experience and knowledge, to create an industry base of devices and an effective procedure for information sharing among specialists. The Karakuri Experts' Forum, which gathered specialists from Afrikantov OKBM JSC, Central Design Bureau of Machine Engineering JSC, OKB Gidropress JSC, ZiO-Podolsk JSC, AEM-Technologies JSC and Rosatom Corporate Academy, was a preparatory stage of this task.
The organizers announced to the participants of the meeting specific production problems identified in the course of creation of RPS sample "Site of surveillance specimens production" at the site of Atommash in Volgodonsk. The experts split into groups and engaged in elaboration of proposals for process optimization in their areas.
The representatives of OKB Gidropress JSC, engineer-technologist Nikolay Trubitsin and engineer-technologist Alexander Komolov had to identify losses in the area of surveillance specimens production and find ways to solve them with the help of Karakuri devices. As Alexander Komolov noted: "We proposed to make a permanent level cart to improve logistics and working conditions. We drew a sketch showing the principle of operation and made a model of the device for clarity. It was very interesting to take part in such event. We were happy to get to know each other and work as a team".
As a result of the work of industry experts, specific proposals were made to the management of the production area of Atommash and proposals were formulated for enterprises of the division for the development of production departments responsible for the development of small-scale mechanization. In the future, the experts will continue working together to prepare for the division's annual competition online.