Beloretsk Iron and Steel Works has put into operation new machinery to produce multistrand steel ropes to replace imported ones.
The Sket Verseilmaschinenbau GmbH (Germany) machinery allows producing 6-12-strand ropes with the diameter of up to 90 mm, while the Rosendahl extruder covers both separate parts and the whole rope with polymer.
BMK started the project to produce import-replacing ropes in 2015. Its cost is some 511 million rubles.
In 2016 the company received a preferential loan from the Fund of industry development in the amount of 255 million rubles.
The annual capacity of the manufacture is 15 thousand tons of steel ropes.
68 new jobs have been created. (Ukrainian metal)