24 January 2018 y.

MVM has put into service a new modern workshop for coach painting and bead-blasting.

2018 New modern workshop for coach painting and bead-blasting was put into service at OAO "Metrovagonmash" (MVM, is part of ZAO "Transmashholding"). Workshop capacity is 50 car bodies per month. This was reported by External relations department of Transmashholding. 

Over 500 mln rubles were invested by Transmashholding into retrofitting of Metrovagonmash manufacturing facilities in 2017. The project cost for coach bead-blasting and painting exceeded 166 mln rubles. New workshop is equipped with the most modern and hi-tech equipment, the basis of which make abrasive treatment and surface padding complex along with painting-drying unit. These cabinets will be used for bead-blasting of both steel car bodies (which are used, for example, in coaches series 81–717/714), and stainless steel coaches for series 765 («Moskva» trains). 

Besides significant increase in production volume of painted metalware, some other bonuses of new technology include the increase in the quality of car body surface cleaning before primary padding, the double increase in capacity when applying the padding and five-fold increase when applying mastic, improved ventilation system, retractable bead supply conveyor, allowing to cut down material expenses ten-fold.  

Andrey Balyukin, head of department, chief industrial engineer of OAO "Metrovagonmash", explains: " During the cabinet acceptance we conducted tests, which rendered very good results: the after-treatment surface roughness complies with all GOST standards; required surface cleaning parameters are achieved". 

Annually OAO "Metrovagonmash" increases volume production, in 2017 the enterprise sold 451 metro coaches, the plan for 2018 is to sell 628 coaches.  The investment program for the plant is to increase 4 times - up to 2 billion rubles.