SUSU Postgraduates Went to One of the Leading Enterprises of the Mechanical Engineering Sector - ChKPZ


Within a program to introduce postgraduates to the institutes of South Ural State University, future students of the Mechanical and Technological Faculty and the Faculty of Material Science and Metallurgical Technologies of the Polytechnic Institute went on an excursion to ChKPZ on July 18th and found out all the ins and outs of working in mechanical engineering and metallurgy.

The excursion began with the most important part – instruction. This was led by Yulia Lebedeva, head of the department of personnel training at ChKPZ PAO. Yulia talked about workplace safety and about following safety measures in manufacturing. After this, the postgraduates were given hard hats and a special sound device which allows them to clearly hear the voice of the excursion leader even with the background of the too-loud sounds of the manufacturing workshop.

The SUSU postgraduates got to know the history of one of the oldest factories in the South Ural Region.

“This year, our business is 75 years old. Despite this short period of time, we try to always stay with the times,” notes Yulia Lebedeva.

The future students of the Polytechnic Institute were shown the products that are prepared daily at ChKPZ for both Russian and international clients. The people were able to see a few workshops and find out more about each of them.

Blacksmithing was memorable to all of the guests because of its loud stands of incredible size. In service at the blacksmithing workshops are highly accurate machines by import companies (Germany, USA, Korea) and companies from Russia with the most modern technologies. New machines are constantly being installed, sparing man from difficult work and increasing manufacturing efficiency. At the production site of stamps and press, in the “heart of the factory”, as the workers call it fondly, the postgraduates were interested in the various machines with CNC. An excursion was also held through the repair manufacturing and the machining shop floor. They were memorable for their universal equipment (lathes and milling machines, CNC lathes), at which many young specialists work.

The advantage of the majority of ChKPZ workshops is that a single type of production can be done at various machines. At each manufacturing area, the students were able to participate in the process and feel like real metallurgists.

“I think that this excursion was very helpful and interesting even for girls. After this, I want even more to enroll at SUSU in the technosphere safety program, and then become a part of the friendly collective at ChKPZ,” said SUSU applicant Daniya Mardanova, sharing her emotions.


Darya Ramazanova, photo by the author
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