Table of Contents


    • Modern approaches to the formation of the concept of “Management of innovative activity strategy”

      pg(s) 121-123

      The essence of the concept “management of the strategy of innovation activity” is explored. The groups of factors of the external and internal environment that influence the management of the strategy of innovative activity of industrial enterprises are distinguished. The necessity of using methods and tools that will reduce or neutralize the factors of the external and internal environment and increase the effectiveness of the strategy of innovative activity of industrial enterprises is substantiated. The author’s definition of the theoretical essence of “management of the strategy of innovation activity” is proposed.

    • The innovative development of quality management

      pg(s) 124-126

      Smart Products have information about their manufacturing processes, management of their quality, future application and recycling. They actively support the production processes (when they will be produced, with what parameters, with what materials they should be produced, where their quality control should be located , when, what modifications, etc.). In these conditions, quality management should meet new requirements imposed by the fourth industrial revolution.


    • Corporate life cycle as an instrument of its growth management

      pg(s) 127-129

      The key problem facing all enterprises is that of survival. Corporate life cycle theory is an important tool for the survival and development of business entities based on value changes affected by external and internal environment shifts. It gets an enterprise to rethink its existing values, organization itself, production process, scale of production, business structure, mechanism of adaptation to environmental changes, resources acquisition, flexibility and manageability formation, as well as of personnel and external stakeholders systems` relationship. Understanding the specifics of the main corporate life cycle stages allows to avoid numerous mistakes in its development and predict typical growth problems. Awareness of the mentioned specificity makes an enterprise to think about the management system before the problems take place. Life cycle analysis enable problems structuring faced by an entrepreneur or a manager.

    • Transparency in the life cycle management of financial instruments of industrial products

      pg(s) 130-133

      The specificity of lifecycle management of industrial products as a set of activities that are coupled in a certain way over time and space require an appropriate organization for its development and control. In this sense, companies must have such an organizational attitude that stimulates and implements an appropriate policy that provides competitive advantage and high efficiency. Essentially, this means well-established network linkages and functional links at all organizational levels and all units. This organization is a set of relatively stable relationships that exist between its components. It is a means of transparent management through which the goals, strategy and policy of the companies are realized. The purpose of this article is to explore the process of managing the life cycle of industrial products using financial instruments.

    • Basic characteristics of the software products as a factor for strategic success of the company

      pg(s) 134-136

      This paper is aim at defining the basic characteristics of the high-tach products, which are the most important factor for strategic success in the high-tech industry. These products differ from products in others industries in many ways, but the most distinguishing features are related to their advanced technology, a relatively short product life cycle and the high level of innovation. Developing business models and strategies managers should avoid thinking that high-tech products are products above all and they can apply the same approach in managing business. They should be fully aware of the distinguishing features of the high-tech products, so to be able to develop and implement successful business strategy in the long run.


    • The influence 2% adhesion promoter on coefficeint of friction of OPP, PE and PET films has been added into flexographic inks

      pg(s) 137-138

      For a numbers of years, flexo printing has been one of the most important processes for the printing and other products in the high quality required. Today printing technology is highly automated in all phases of processing. Production times have shortened, while the quality of the final product has been improved steadily

    • Reefer container power supply and supervision system onboard railway wagons

      pg(s) 139-142

      Concerns about greenhouse gas emissions and environment protection in general, lead to application of new, eco-friendly solutions in almost all areas of human activities. Today, transportation is in the focus of many researchers since transport units generate substantial emissions locally as well as globally. Turning to electricity powered transportation units seems to be a logical step if global power production transitions to renewable energy sources (large hydro, wind, solar, biomass, etc). This paper demonstrates a technical solution applicable to reefer containers railway transport, as an alternative to road transport with conventional trucks or railway transport with diesel gen-sets. In fact, reefer containers are frequently used to transport sensitive goods. Therefore, containers must be almost constantly supplied with electric power to maintain desired ambient parameters (temperature, humidity, number of air changes per hour, etc.). An innovative technical solution which provides suitable power supply to reefer containers aboard wagons has been developed and tested in real-life conditions. Electrical power is drawn from the locomotive’s single-phase, head-end-power line (usually 1500 Vac, 1500 Vdc or 3000 Vdc), available at the locomotive, or on wagons with electric installation. Throughout the paper, the developed static converter system suitable for transforming single-phase 1500 Vac, into three-phase 400 Vac, 50 Hz is presented. Furthermore, a dedicated communication system is developed which enables users to perform supervision of transported goods (temperature and relative humidity) and track the reefer container onboard railway wagons.

    • Conditions for applying of tools for the finishing processing of holes through surface plastic deformation

      pg(s) 143-147

      The schemes of tools for Surface Plastic Deformation (SPD) in processing holes is the most spread method in the processing engineering. Rotation rolls (balls, cone-shape or spherical rolls) are being used as deforming elements. They deform through axial feeding, rolling over the processed surface. There are two main groups of tools – “Tools operating with axial feeding“ and “Tools with radial feeding“. The main feature of the tools with axial feeding is the helical character of the trajectory of the deforming elements on the processed surface. These tools have some disadvantages which could be avoided by using the tools with radiall feeding, the tools with periodical radial feeding and the tools with dynamic work.

    • Design of an innovative luggage storage system for passenger trains

      pg(s) 148-150

      Due to the small and strictly organized space of a train car, the internal dimensions offer limited possibilities to redesign and extend the luggage storage space in order to accommodate a larger baggage. In order to have easy access and to be user friendly, the aim of this paper is to design an external baggage storage system for passenger trains. The system proposed, has a chain transmission and it is designed to accommodate the biggest size luggage commercially available.

    • The research peculierities of parameters and choice of agricultural machines in pedagogical technologies for innovative project activity in training agroengineers

      pg(s) 151-154

      The structural-logical model of training of future specialists in agroengineering for innovative project activity has been developed on the basis of a systematic comprehensive study of the theoretical course of agricultural machines, the deepening of the students’ scientific work on the development of supporting and moving elements of machine-tractor units, including pneumatic tires. The samples of individual fragments from the algorithm and the method of calculation of wheels used in the educational process are provided and the general and professional competencies of the agroengineer are created, especially during the implementation of future specialists in agroindustrial production of higher education courses in the course of master’s and master’s studies. It is noted that the training of agroengineers for innovative project activities is carried out in accordance with the Law of Ukraine “On Higher Education” and the standards of higher education of Ukraine. The influence of interdisciplinarity in the system of cross-cutting project preparation on the readiness for implementation of production practical tasks is investigated. It is confirmed that the support-run elements of aggregates in the conditions of complex terrain contributes to the development of erosion processes and negatively affect the soil fertility. Any tire better satisfies the condition of permissible wheel pressure on the soil if the air pressure in the tire is low. Improving the technological process of manufacturing tires for agricultural purposes allows them to ensure their quality, reliability and operational safety.

    • Experimental study on energy consumption in the plasticizing unit of the injection molding machine

      pg(s) 155-159

      Injection moulding is a widespread method of polymer processing. The annual, global energy consumption for injection moulding is comparable to the annual energy production of different European countries. The most energy-consuming stage of the injection moulding is the plasticization process, which needs the energy mainly for the rotational and reciprocating screw motion as well as the heating of the barrel. Both issues were examined by changing various parameters of the injection moulding process, measuring the process characteristics and calculating the corresponding values of SEC (specific energy consumption). Various thermoplastic polymers were examined. It was found that the optimal conditions from the energy consumption point of view is low value of rotational velocity of the screw. Changes of back pressure do not affect the energy consumption of the plasticizing system of the injection moulding machine. Furthermore, an increase of the SEC value with increasing barrel temperature was shown. It was ca. 15% for the average barrel temperature rise of 20°C.