Can Russian electronics compete with the Chinese one? At the market of safety systems it is reality – more than 90% of fire detection devices and controllers for them are produced in Russia. This segment is one of the few where appeared strong companies with their own production, development, integration, distrubution and service.
That is why we go to see how these safety systems are produced at the largest and the most famous in the coutry producer that functions at the secret space research institute in Korolev.
Put shoe covers on to enter the shop
They lack of space, all these areas are leased, and no more space is offered. They can’t afford to buy their own yet.
Printed boards assembling.
The new equipment Fuji – the main part of the production line that costs more than 2 million rubles (about 670 thousand USD).
Reels are inserted into feeders by operators.
At the start of the line is a laser marking apparatus. It applies a unique 2D code on the board that is tracked during the whole production process.
Having read the code of the board of a defective device they may trace by whom and when it was produced, which components were used.
Section of visual control and repair
In the corridor
Nearby is the section of metal boxes assembly. Mainly they are backup power supplies with a storage battery and an electronics board. Ready boxes are hung and tested under load. Modules of test load are above.
RIP – nice name for the equipment…
The red corner is the place where they assemble blocks of fire alarm systems.