Realized projects

A brief history of our technology development

  1. 1972 — the effect of heating in the electrolyte
  2. 1985 — the first "it shines" result, received at the BNTU
  3. 1989 — the first manufacturing application in EDB "ORGSTANKINPROM"
  4. 1992 — the first introduction of our technology – four 250 kW machines were produced by the JIPNR-Sosny laboratory and applied at Nytva Iron and Steel Plant (Nytva, Perm region)
  5. 1992-2011 — technology became applicable for 50 types of metals, alloys and in more than 1000 manufacture manners. Up to 3 machines applied per year in Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian enterprises.

Technology introduction

The beginning of an active practical use of electrolyte-plasma technology (EPT) refers to the early 90-ies. The given technology has been in demand mainly for polishing stainless steels. However, in 1993 the use of electrolyte-plasma processing for deburring inner surfaces of copper electric motor commutators, produced by the Phiolent factory, showed that the processing productivity was increased by 50 times.

Earlier deburring was carried out mechanically by hand since there was no any other technology suitable for it. Later on, with the development of EPT scientific research, a list of processed metals and alloys has increased considerably. The main enterprises with our machines applied:

  1. Nytva Iron and Steel Plant (Nytva, Perm region, Russia) uses EPP for polishing of stainless and carbon steels.
  2. LLS "Morion" (Tryokhgorny, Chelyabinsk region, Russia) uses EPP for polishing cutlery and church utensils with subsequent application of decorative titanium nitride coating or other metal coatings.
  3. Zavod Phiolent JSC (Simferopol, Ukraine) uses EPP for deburring workpieces of copper electric motor commutators after pressing.
  4. The Artyom Factory (Kiev, Ukraine) uses EPP for polishing special products of the enterprise.
  5. Instrument-making plant named after T.G. Shevchenko (Kharkov, Ukraine) uses EPP for polishing special products of the enterprise.
  6. Elion engineering plant (Zelenograd, Moscow region, Russia) uses EPP for polishing the enterprise products of stainless and carbon steels.
  7. Engineering plant (Zlatoust, Chelyabinsk region, Russia) uses EPP for polishing cutlery and the other enterprise's products.
  8. Instrument Engineering Plant (Tryokhgorny, Chelyabinsk region, Russia) uses EPP for polishing of stainless steel sheets and the other enterprise's products.
  9. Federal State Unitary Enterprise “PO Sevmash” (Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk region, Rossia) uses EPP for polishing stainless steel sinks and aluminum furniture items made for submarines.
  10. Plant of Commercial Engineering (Saint Petersburg, Russia) uses EPP for polishing stainless steel elements of trade equipment.
  11. Motovilikha Plants JSC (Perm, Russia) uses EPP for polishing of brass sanitaryware items and stainless steel shower hoses.
  12. Plant of Commercial Engineering (Baranavichy, Belarus) uses EPP for polishing stainless steel elements of trade equipment.
  13. Teko LLC (Miass, Chelyabinsk region, Russia) uses EPP for polishing of stainless steel sheets.
  14. Mogilevliftmash Plant (Mogilev, Belarus) uses EPP for polishing elevator buttons.
  15. ELTA-SPLAV LLC (Tambov, Russia) uses EPP for polishing and deburring stainless steel sanitaryware items.
  16. LLC Yurginsky machine engineering plant (Yurga, Kemerovo region, Russia) uses EPP for polishing low-carbon steel valve surface of hydraulic units in mining and lifting equipment.
  17. Kaskad CJSC (Lida, Belarus) uses EPP for polishing brass chandelier elements.
  18. Technocom LLC (Moscow, Russia) uses EPP for polishing of stainless and low-carbon steel sheets.
  19. Minsk Aircraft-Repair Plant Unitary Enterprise (Minsk, Belarus) uses EPP for polishing products of aluminum and its alloys.
  20. Dmitry Muromtsev, individual entrepreneur (Volzhskiy, Volgograd region, Russia) uses EPP for polishing stainless steel pipes.
  21. Institute for New Materials (Romania) uses EPP for experiments on new materials' processing.
  22. Livgidromash, JSC (Livny, Orel region, Russia) uses EPP for polishing pump cases.
  23. State Scientific Institution "Powder Metallurgy Institute" of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for preparing steel friction disc surface (steel 65G) for wear-resistant coating. Montazhlegmash, JSC (Minsk, Belarus) uses EPP for polishing a wide range of stainless steel products; its experts appraised economic efficiency of an electrolyte-plasma technology in comparison with a mechanical one.

In the period from 2000 to 2010, this technology has been used in the building of the following important Minsk object:

  1. Railway terminal, 2220 m2 of stainless steel products polished (2000 year);
  2. The National Library of Belarus, 4840 m2 polished (2005 year);
  3. The Minsk-Arena Complex, 8400 m2 polished (2009 year);

Taking into account other less important objects, in general during this period PlasmaCraft machines polished stainless steel products with total surface area of ​​25,000 m2. Polishing was carried out mainly for the Minsk-Arena Complex on the Montazhlegmash machine (250 kW) and partly on the JIPNR-Sosny of the Belarusian NAS machine (500 kW).