16 The Pride of the Russian Heavy Machinery

The Pride of the Russian Heavy Machinery

Posted on June 28, 2011 by team


The factory “Tyazhmash” was founded in 1941 in Syzran and now it is one of leading enterprises of the heavy, power and transport engineering. The company has six main production areas: heat and power, crushing and grinding, conveying equipment, equipment for nuclear power plants and for the cement industry and other specialized equipment. Launch facilities of the Plesetsk and Baikonur cosmodromes were manufactured at this factory.

Main products are assembled in the biggest workshop №5. The most unique equipment is also situated here. Products amaze with their sizes, people seem dwarfs against their background.

Almost all thermal power plants of the country, fueled by the solid fuel, hydro and nuclear power stations, the largest ore-dressing enterprises that process iron, copper, tungsten and molybdene, gold and diamond ore, the largest blast furnaces, open pit and mines, cement and chemical plants, launch installations of cosmodromes and missile forces, and many other facilities are completed with products of the “Tyazhmash.”

The unique machine – the turning lathe K 19M with the processing diameter of 25 meters.

A turbine blade.

It’s amazing how such huge machines manage to achieve the accuracy of 0.02 mm.

All technical operations are under the constant control of workers.

The rotor wheel frame for the Kama hydroelectric station. High accuracy is the basic requirement during the manufacturing of this product.

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16 Responses to “The Pride of the Russian Heavy Machinery”

  1. testicules says:

    Wow. Big giant nuts and bolts. I thought the future of technology was to go smaller.

  2. Matlok says:

    Interesting post! Gotta love heavy industry.

  3. dongfeng says:

    What kind of quality control they follow? precision engineering with mess! ! ! ! ! !are these scenes comes from another “soviet abandoned” plant?

    • BlowME says:

      This IS what real heavy industrial factories look like in any part of the world… U was expecting something clean and pretty?

    • testicules says:

      I have been to many factories in many countries. From a risk and efficiency standpoint, this one is in poor condition. There are a lot of waste points and locations that could easily kill an employee. This would not pass muster in the west for a production plant

  4. marxistworker says:

    Industrial Workers (of the World).

  5. MrSatyre says:

    Always love industrial factory photos. Thanks for these!

  6. Ordis says:

    Great blog. Tnx

  7. People's Commissar says:

    Parasites and slackers do nothing and prevent others from working. These great people not afraid of hard labour! Working country will be built with labour. Workers of the world, unite!

  8. Baldraven says:

    Something Russia can be justifiably proud of ……..

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