Where containers are born (1983)

Film №41055, 2 parts, duration: 0:19:12
Production: Sverdlovsk newsreel studio
Camera operators:Durinov


ABAKANVAGONMASH (the Abakan Machine Construction Works) was the first enterprise in the USSR to introduce line production of heavy freight containers.

Reel №1

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A container storage area in the seaport.

A special loader transports the container.

A train with containers is traveling by rail.

Container trucks.

Abakan Container Plant is the largest container manufacturer in the country and in the world.

The container consists of more than 100 parts made of different materials.

A cartoon explaining the design of the container.

Technological sequence of container manufacturing.

The main building of the enterprise.

There are four main workshops in it.

The casting and floor workshops are located separately.

Pressing and procurement shop.

Rolls of rolled products are delivered to the workshop.

The rental is being cleaned at a shot blasting plant.

The control panel of the machine.

After cleaning, the rolls are delivered to the slitting line.

Cross-cutting line.

Press for corrugating workpieces.

Production of blanks for the roof on the production line.

Installation for calibration of workpieces into square pipes.

In total, 9 lines for processing rolls and manufacturing sheet and profile blanks operate in the press-procurement shop in automatic mode.

Casting shop.

The workshop produces castings of 8 names on five automatic and semi-automatic lines.

Press for the production of castings.

Line control panel.

Alternation of frames with the work of the casting shop lines.

Key words


Locations: Abakan

Reel №2

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Castings of fittings and other parts come from the casting shop to the machining site.

The work of lathes, milling machines, etc.

Cold and hot stamping area.

The work of the press.

Automated warehouse of finished products.


Automatic sorting of parts on the warehouse shelves.

The loader takes the parts to the workshop.

Container assembly.

Assembly is carried out by welding machines.

The accuracy of the geometric dimensions of the assembled units is ensured by the use of special stands and devices with pneumatic clamps.

Transportation of the container roof by pneumatic pumps.

Elimination of welding deformations.

At the end of the line, the final assembly of the container is performed.

Welding at all positions is carried out in the environment of protective gases.

The container enters the paint shop.

Automatic container preparation line for painting and painting itself.

Painting is carried out by an industrial robot.

The painting of the outer surface is carried out using an automatic airless spraying unit.

Workshop for the manufacture of floors.

Wood processing lines.

The final assembly line.

Installing floors, drilling holes, fixing the floor to the base frame.

Installation of rubber seals.

Test benches.

After the final assembly, the containers are selectively sent to the test technological stand.

Alternating frames with tests on such a stand.

Different types of containers.

Sending containers to the consumer.

The COMECON building.

Key words

Container assembly.

Locations: Abakan


Abakan Container Plant

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