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s it time for Gujarat to gain the strategic shift from share taker to market maker...Does Pune Define or Defy industrial competitiveness? Can Chennai better the China model? Is Punjab Ready to Reclaim its Manufacturing Might? Is Indore the Next Big Investor’s Magnet? Your magazine is asking a lot of questions and it is going places…literally and figuratively!! The last few months were action-packed for SEARCH as we were present at all the important manufacturing hubs (as I write this piece, Aurangabad is waiting to be visited) and what an experience it has been!! It was the most enriching and stands as a perfect example of creating value for the entire ecosystem. Each of these regions, be it Gujarat (Ahmedabad); Pune; Chennai; Punjab (Ludhiana) or Madhya Pradesh (Indore), is raring to go. The manufacturing fraternity in each of these locals is brimming with prospects but is marred with problems as well. Each of these panel discussions comprised an eclectic mix of panelists including policymakers, industry stalwarts, academia, SME representatives, and a son of the soil success story … each representing an important aspect of the industry, each adding a voice and view to the discussion. While we were able to enlighten and educate the audience, we were also able to motivate and pave the way for the industry to grow. These well-attended industry meets were not only about talks but about action as well, and now is the time to deliver the action. As promised, we are presenting the report of our findings in each of the regions, which we covered in the last few months, to policymakers both at the Centre as well as state levels. The report consists of the summations and findings from each of the panel discussions along with action points for the government as well as the industry. It is all about capturing the multifaceted growth landscape for manufacturing that we are dreaming about, demanding and gearing to deliver. This, incidentally, is also our cover shout for this edition of SEARCH. In this edition, we talk about critical aspects like safety and security, which the Indian manufacturing fraternity is slowly but surely waking up to, be it from the viewpoint of what it can do for their business as well as the kinds of business prospects it holds. We also talk about how the competitiveness of SMEs can be enhanced and the ways and means towards achieving the same. This edition also marks the initiation of a very critical cause that we will be taking up in a big way going forward. The Green Shoots gets introduced in this edition. This is an initiative by Network18 and UNIDO-ICAMT (International Centre for the Advancement of Manufacturing Technology). As the name suggests, India is just about sprouting to the potential, prospects and profits that are part of the environment-friendly manufacturing practices. It is time for ‘green’ to earn ‘greens’!

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CONTENTS Special Focus: Safety & Security

 Productivity Initiatives | Pg 56 Tracking Awareness Levels of SMEs According to the Indian Labour Organization (ILO), an estimated 1.2 million workers lose their lives annually due to work-related accidents and diseases. Further, 250 million occupational accidents and 160 million work-related diseases occur each year. The economic loss from these is estimated to be a whopping 4% of the world’s gross national product. Consequently, there is a huge demand for safety and security solutions not only in India but all across the globe. Further, industry experts claim that over the last five years, safety & security products have recorded 35% growth and the trend is expected to continue in India over the next 10–15 years.

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‘India remains one of the largest hydrocarbon importers in the globe’

TechNology & innovations

Mrinal Vohra, CEO – India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka, GE Oil & Gas

Technology Update Cutting-edge Solutions

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SME trends

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Automation Trends

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Prospects & Possibilities FY13: A Challenging Year For Indian MSMEs

‘The defence manufacturing sector can create over one million jobs in the domestic market’

‘Automation Is The Answer To India’s Quest For Being A World-class Industrial Competitor’

Jan Widerström, Chairman, Saab India Technologies Pvt Ltd

Naveen Kumar Mote, General Manager – India, Red Lion Controls

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Green Manufacturing Addressing Energy Issues Unlocking Energy Efficiency

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Use vs Manufacturing Where Does The (Green) Buck Stop?

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Strategy

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Group Collaboration Empowering Indian SMEs

Industrial Robot Selection Guide 10 Good Reasons To Invest In Robots

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Rainer Klug, Member – Executive Board – Operations, Baumer Management Services AG

Special Focus: Pollution Control l Insights & Outlook: Green Manufacturing l Special Edition: Power

Shyam Warialani, MD, Baumer Technologies India Pvt Ltd

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Innovation & Technologies The Road To Safety And Security Industry Hazards Safety: A Remedial Measure

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PRODUCT UPDATE General Products Rolling Out The Best In Class

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Event report

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Panel Discussion: Ludhiana Is Punjab Ready To Reclaim Its Manufacturing Might?

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Engineering Expo Indore 2013 Empowering SMEs, Expanding Market Reach

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Panel Discussion: Indore Is Indore The Next Big Investor’s Magnet?

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Export Competitiveness Of Gujarat - Vision 2020 FIEO Adds Exports’ Edge To Entrepreneurship Of Gujarat

Engineering Expo Ludhiana 2012 Exploring A Horizon Of Opportunities

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New Engineering Discoveries Beckoning A New Era Of Advanced Materials Science 5 New Engineering Materials Slated To Bring About Transformation Magic Materials Spending On Innovation Is The Key

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CURTAIN RAISER Engineering Expo Aurangabad 2013 Leveraging Market Trends, Expanding Opportunities

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Alphabetical Listing Of Products Presented In The Issue

Advertisers’ List In Chronological Order

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‘IIP dip due to statistical reasons, improvement is imminent’

India’s industrial production contracted to a four-month low of 0.1% in November as compared to a year ago owing to the poor performance of the manufacturing and mining sectors along with a decline in production of capital goods. The industrial output, as measured by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP), dipped from a robust 8.3% in October. According to Sonal Varma of Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities, the momentum in the industrial sector seems to be stabilising and if it continues, the segment may show a significant pick up in the December quarter. According to her, the growth cycle itself seems to be stabilising and that is a positive sign. Besides, Varma feels that if the current trend in industrial production for FY13 continues, there is no reason to be pessimistic. Varma also expects a 5.5% GDP growth for the current fiscal year. Gaurav Kapur of Royal Bank of Scotland is also of the view that the nascent signs of improvement are now visible in the Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) numbers of December. “A pick up may still take time but clearly, things are not getting any worse. Hence, the IIP data or whatever

information you can gather from this one number or even the series in the last couple of months, points to the fact that we have hit a bottom. Things have turned around,” he explained. Attributing the decline in the industrial output in November to statistical reasons, Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, recently said that the growth has already bottomed out and efforts taken by the government will yield fruits in the coming month. “This data does not contradict the proposition that the economy has bottomed out. It now needs to move upwards…you need to wait to see what December is like,” the Planning Commission’s Deputy Chairman said. He expressed hope that steps taken by the government have given clear signals of growth in the last several months and would help in improving the investment climate. Moreover, he said that the results of the government’s decision to remove major bottlenecks for big infrastructure projects and improve availability of coal for the power sector would manifest soon. Source: www.moneycontrol.com

‘India’s manufacturing activity at six-month high’

India’s manufacturing activity rose in December to its fastest pace in six months, led by strong factory output and a rise in new orders, a private business survey showed recently. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) from HSBC, which gives a snapshot of manufacturing health from output to jobs, climbed to 54.7 in December, compared to 53.7 in the previous month. A figure of over 50 indicates growth in the sector, while below 50 points to contraction. “Activity in the manufacturing sector picked up again, led by faster output growth and a further uptick in new orders, which led to a faster increase in backlogs of work,” said Leif

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Eskesen, Chief Economist, HSBC. The survey’s findings—based on data from more than 500 manufacturers—come after India’s economic growth fell to 5.3% in the July–September quarter, extending a slowdown since the start of the year. The government has forecast a growth of 5.7% to 5.9% for the fiscal year to March, which is far below the near double-digit pace India set before the onset of the global financial crisis. India’s inflation cooled to a 10-month low of 7.24% in November, which is still well above the Central Bank’s comfort zone of near 5%, and Eskesen said that pressures were likely to remain.

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Hon’ble Prime Minister DR Manmohan Singh asks The auto industry to Quickly adopt electric technology Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh recently asked vehicle manufacturers to adopt electric technologies fast in order to reduce dependence on imported oil and supplement efforts for a greener transport system. “It is important that we make efforts for reducing the transport sector’s dependence on oil. One of the ways in which this can be achieved is by faster adoption of the full range of electric vehicle technologies, including hybrid vehicles,” the Hon’ble Prime Minister said after unveiling the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020. As per the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan, 6–7 million electric vehicles along with resultant liquid fuel savings of 2.2–2.5 million tonne can be achieved in 2020. The mission involves a total investment of over `23,000 crore, which would be equally shared by the government and the auto industry. He also asked the automotive industry to make all possible efforts to develop capabilities in the area of electric mobility. At present, the production of electric and hybrid vehicles is negligible in the country. Stating that significant barriers exist for the faster adoption of new electric mobility technologies by consumers, he said, “It is, therefore, necessary to create an ecosystem where these technologies can be nurtured. The government is committed to work with the industry and other stakeholders to make it happen.” The plan is expected to be implemented from April 2013 in a phased manner. The Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) would approach the Finance Ministry soon to gets its nod for funding the mission.

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China dominates world vehicle production

China will remain the primary driver of global production growth over the next four years, but the US will rank second among vehicle producing countries in the world as North America continues to play a unique role in the automotive industry. The report comes from the newly released joint Global Light Vehicle and Powertrain Forecast service from two respected sources of automotive data and analysis, WardsAuto and AutomotiveCompass. The new forecast also calls for auto makers to consolidate the number of platforms underpinning their vehicles while increasing the percentage of cars and trucks that rely on smaller engines. The WardsAuto/AutomotiveCompass forecast projects growth in all global regions through 2018, with the total vehicle output increasing 23% over the next six years. The report highlights the China-led Asia-Pacific region’s increasing dominance, especially through 2016, when production in China alone will climb to a stunning 26 million units—a 7.5 million-unit increase from 2012. By comparison, production in the US is projected to increase by 1.3 million by 2016, while production in the third-

highest producing country, Japan, is forecasted to decline by 875,000 units over the next four years, as the capacity continues to shift to other locations. In that same period, India will surge ahead of South Korea and Germany to rank fourth among the vehicle producing countries. The outlook also projects that Volkswagen will claim the top-produced platform in the world by 2015, as its MQB architecture, which will spawn several small- and mid-size car and cross/utility vehicles, should end the three-year reign by Toyota’s MC platform that began last year and is expected to continue through 2014. The forecast also confirms the gradual trend of production consolidation among global platforms. In 2012, 31 platforms accounted for half of the global production. In 2016, that number will drop to 27. The WardsAuto/AutomotiveCompass global powertrain forecast also shows the shift to smaller engines continuing as production of vehicles with 4-cylinders engines or less rises from 82% of the total in 2012 to 85% in 2018. Ironically, as North America remains a bastion for larger engines, it will lead to the growth of smaller engines.

First greenfield manufacturing facility in India for Parker Hannifin

The leader in motion and control technologies, Parker Hannifin Corp, recently inaugurated its first greenfield manufacturing facility at Chennai. The new facility will manufacture products and systems for segments such as automotive, off-highway mobile, telecom, oil & gas, mining and primary metals. The facility will employ 300 people in the next 2–3 years. With this facility and acquisitions, Parker Hannifin India plans to double their revenues within the next five years.According to Tom Williams, Executive Vice President and Operating Officer, Parker Hannifin Corp,

expanding business in Asia, and specifically India, represents a significant aspect of Parker’s future growth strategy. “Asia represents approximately 10% of our sales today; but over time, we would expect that to be as much as 20% as our target is to double our business in the region over the next several years,” Williams added. As part of its long-term growth strategy in India, Parker has made five strategic acquisitions in India in the past two years and nine since 2005. The Chennai facility is in the process of getting a LEED certification.

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Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics’ new manufacturing facility commences operations Hitachi Ltd recently announced that Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics Pvt Ltd, a group company in India, has established and started operations at a new manufacturing facility in the Sanand-II Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) Estate. With this new factory now operating alongside its existing Gandhinagar factory, Hitachi Hi-Rel intends to enhance the lineup of industrial power electronics for use in plants in fields such as power generation, steelmaking and chemicals. The goal is to expand Hitachi Hi-Rel’s revenue of the growing Indian infrastructure market. Hitachi Hi-Rel’s Gandhinagar factory manufacturers power electronics such as industrial UPS, battery chargers and inverters for railway applications. Having commenced operations, the Sanand factory will produce industrial power electronics products such as mediumvoltage and low-voltage inverter drives, steel automation drives and industrial automation products to increase its lineup of offerings. This will enable Hitachi Hi-Rel to manufacture cost-competitive products with best in class quality with Hitachi’s manufacturing know-how. By increasing production capacity through the start of operations at the new factory, Hitachi Hi-Rel seeks to increase its revenue of the Indian market. At the same time, Hitachi Hi-Rel will strive to expand business with a view to exporting products to regions that hold potential markets for social infrastructure systems; namely, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Africa, among others. Hitachi Hi-Rel aims to generate revenues of `8 billion in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016.

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Hike in global steel prices positive for Indian companies

The pick-up in demand for steel in China recently is pushing the global steel prices higher. This is likely to benefit the Indian companies, which have been under pressure due to low demand and iron ore availability issues. According to reports, Chinese HRC export prices have hit $600 per tonne FOB for March shipment. The HRC export prices stood at $560 per tonne over the last two months. Baosteel (China) recently increased domestic HRC steel prices by $25 per tonne. Korean steel major Posco also announced price increases for January 2013. Similarly, in Europe, Arcelor Mittal and Tata Steel Europe have announced sharp price increases. Indian steel mills have increased steel prices by 2–3% recently. Analysts say the increase in imported steel would allow Indian companies to hike prices in February and March by at least 5–7% cumulatively. This will be positive for the Indian steel companies. According to the recent Kotak Securities Private Client Research report, the recent

data of India’s manufacturing activity surging to a 6-month high in December 2012, boosted by strong factory output and a spike in new orders, is a positive indicator of the revival of domestic steel demand. There are expectations of a rate cut by RBI in this quarter and the global macro news flow also seems to be turning positive. The report said that the Indian steel prices are likely to follow the global trend more so, given it would be the beginning of peak seasonality. Some Indian steelmakers attempted to increase steel prices between `500– 1,500/tonne in December 2012 without much success. The Indian steel companies were down on profit booking after the recent upmove in metal stocks. The companies are likely to report weak numbers for the quarter ended December due to muted volumes. Meanwhile, India Ratings expects the credit profiles of its rated steel producers to remain stable in 2013, driven by continued albeit slow growth in the domestic steel demand.

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kamal K Singh appointed as new director for power electronics division of Danfoss India

Danfoss Industries Pvt Ltd, a leader in mechanical and electronic components and solutions, recently announced the appointment of Kamal K Singh as Director of Power Electronics of Danfoss India. An important aspect of Kamal’s role will be to encourage the growth and visibility of the Power Electronics Division and also to ensure the division’s continued expansion in the country. “I am delighted to begin work with Danfoss and I am looking forward to work with the company to drive more focus and visibility while reinforcing the high value and credibility Danfoss is associated with,” said Singh. With over 26 years of rich experience, Kamal is a specialist in project sales, project management, after sales–service support and supply chain management.

GE Triveni Supplies Advanced Steam Turbines to Power Plant Project in Chhattisgarh

GE’s joint venture with Triveni Turbine Ltd (Triveni Turbine), GE Triveni Ltd (GETL), has been selected by Thermax—one of the largest power sector Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) companies—to supply two advanced steam turbines of 40 MW each. This is for a new 80-MW distributed power plant that will generate power for the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) and will be used at its new 3 million tonne per annum integrated steel plant in Central India. The project is expected to commence generation by mid-2015. GETL will supply two GET 6 steam turbines, which will boost the site’s energy production by 80 MW. In addition, GETL will also provide the complete design and engineering support to the EPC team for this project.

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The steam turbine is a packaged high-speed turbine deploying what is known as impulse & reaction hybrid technology, which optimises efficiency of the turbines. This combination of impulse and reaction technologies allows higher efficiency of steam energy recovery with greater operational flexibility. TTo increase the efficiency further, turbines are also designed for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) applications, which allow the steel plant to use the system to generate process heat required at the facility. In order to provide the highest assurance of quality to the customer, the rotors in these turbines will be dynamically balanced for high-speed conditions by using a specially designed high-speed vacuum balancing tunnel located at the Triveni Turbine Manufacturing facility in Bengaluru. Banmali Agrawala,

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President & CEO – Energy Businesses, GE India, said, “We are committed to supplying technology that can help India produce the energy it needs to sustain its dynamic economic growth and help support an improved quality of life for its citizens. Both GE and Triveni Turbine Ltd are known for their worldclass manufacturing and testing facilities along with service excellence and have created GETL to join forces and share their expertise.” Dhruv M Sawhney, Chairman, Triveni Turbine Ltd, said, “GETL, on the back of successful delivery of its first steam turbine, has received its second order from India’s leading Power Sector EPC company. This association will help GETL to connect their customers to our products and also enable GETL to tackle challenges in new, innovative ways.”

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M&M to invest $900 million in SsangYong Motor

Mahindra & Mahindra will invest $900 million over the next 4–5 years in Korea-based SsangYong Motor for developing three new vehicles and six engines. Pawan Goenka, President – Automotive & Farm Equipment sectors, Mahindra & Mahindra, has said that the project will be financed partly from external borrowings, partly from internal generation and partly from fresh equity. The Indian automotive major bought a majority stake in SsangYong Motor for $463.6 million in 2010. After the acquisition, sales have grown by 6–7% in the Korean market. Further commenting on the break-even, Goenka said, “That will happen over the next year-and-ahalf. Beyond that, we have not made complete plans on how the investments

will take place.” He also pointed out that currently Mahindra & Mahindra has no plans to develop small cars and the company will continue to focus on utility vehicles. Further, Mahindra & Mahindra is set to sign an agreement to buy out US-based Navistar Group’s stake in Mahindra Navistar Automotives Limited (MNAL). The company, by the month-end, will invest `200– 250 crore over the next three years to maintain as well as upgrade the products it has developed with its partner. Goenka said that after the acquisition, the branding of MNAL products would change. The Navistar Group will continue to provide technical support for developing engines, but for commercial vehicles they do not require any assistance.

‘T&D sector receiving due attention from the government’

Power Transmission and Distribution (T&D) is a crucial link in the supply chain of power. It is expected that the T&D market would grow from $100 billion in 2010 to over $130 billion in 2015, demonstrating a CAGR of over 6%. However, power distribution remains a weak link with the losses in electricity distribution growing. If the trend continues, the distribution utilities may suffer a loss of over 1.16 lakh crore by 2014–15. Speaking on the challenges faced by the T&D sector at the 6th IEEMA T&D Industry Conclave, Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission, said, “The T&D sector is suffering due to delays in generation and transmission plans, high aggregate technical and commercial losses. However, with the sector receiving due attention and investment from the government in the form of higher share of allocated expenditure in the XI and XII plans and programmes like Restructed Accelerated Power Development & Reforms Programme (R-APDRP) and

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HPTCP, opportunities available for transmission equipment players appear to be good.” He also pointed out, “There is a lack of collaborative and cooperative efforts. We have the talent, we have the manpower, we have the technology, but we do not want to share it and this mentality hampers growth.” “We should make collaborative and cooperative efforts to boost the production and manufacturing,” he said. Further, JG Kulkarni, President, IEEMA, said that Indian companies should work for going beyond the domestic market. He added that there is a need to mix products and markets to optimise results. Further, policy initiatives like stipulating a minimum percentage of the total procurement by any utility to be of ‘Made in India’ products and improving the domestic availability of raw material and critical inputs (like CRGO) will be a boon for the electrical equipment industry.

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Racold Thermo sets record: third time winner at the NECA awards

Racold Thermo, the leader in manufacturing and marketing of water heating products, has bagged the prestigious National Energy Conservation Award (NECA) by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) for the third time in a row. BEE coordinates the Energy Conservation Awards Scheme of the Ministry of Power. Racold received this award in the category of ‘Manufacturer selling the highest number of energy efficient appliances’ for their Electric Storage Water Heaters. The awards were presented by the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, and the Hon’ble Minister of State for Power, Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia, at a special ceremony. On receiving the award bestowed by BEE, Mathew Job, MD, Racold Thermo, said, “We are proud to receive this award by BEE for the third time in a row in recognition of our contribution towards energy conservation. We are the only company in this industry to achieve this distinction three times.” “The environmental scenario is changing and there is an urgent need to adopt energy-efficient technologies. Racold Thermo Ltd, has taken the lead in introducing more advanced range of energy efficient water heaters in the country. This award is a recognition given by the Ministry, which encourages us to raise the bar even more in the future,” he added. Electric water heaters contribute approximately 30% to the household electricity bill and using energy-efficient water heaters can significantly reduce the electricity consumption and costs. In 2012, Racold sold over half a million water heaters.

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copied,” said Bartol Filipovic, Head – Product Protection Department, Fraunhofer Research Institution for Applied and Integrated Security (AISEC)in Garching near Munich. AISEC advises companies on how best to protect their products and IT services from unlawful attacks on their proprietary rights. In addition to conducting research, AISEC’s most important role is instructive. AISEC’s researchers analyse the information to identify any weaknesses and offer suggestions for making the product more secure.

One option is to install cryptographic devices that encrypt the data stored within the machine. These devices generate the corresponding decryption key based on the duration of electrical signals on the microchip. The signals emitted by other chips, even those from the same production batch, will be of a slightly different duration, rendering the key unusable. Another option is to use hardwired control units. These purpose-built chips make it extremely difficult for offenders to rip the software and run it using standard chips built into product imitations. However, it is possible for companies to safeguard computer programmes without the need for special hardware; for instance, by adopting obfuscation techniques. It is definitely worthwhile for companies to analyse and develop suitable technical safeguards, said Filipovic.

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he Seventies: Smog alert in the Ruhr area, acid rain, dying spruce trees in the Bavarian Forest. In those days, the solution was filter systems for the smokestacks in the Ruhr area. Today, people in the urban areas are suffering from high levels of pollution that is being caused by, among other things, automotive traffic, particularly nitrogen oxide (NOx). In the meantime, the European Union tightened the limit values even further; in many communities they are being exceeded. According to Michael Hüben of the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME in Schmallenberg, Germany, “on stretches with heavy traffic, there is a particular need for action.” “Effectiveness of photo-catalytic removal of nitrogen oxide on coated building test panels” shows how photo-catalytic surfaces contribute to the removal of NOx and how the coatings prove themselves during long-

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term operation. “Coatings that are photo-catalytically active can help to reduce nitrogen oxides,” explained Dr Michael Hüben, adding, “There are already a number of products available for the photo-catalytic coating of surfaces, but the measurement method standardised according to ISO 221971 cannot be applied to all problems. At the IME, we have now developed a

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Surfaces with photo-catalytic characteristics clean the air off nitrogen oxides and other health-endangering substances.

special measurement cell, which we are using in our project.” Explaining the set-up of the test, Hüben said, “The surface of the test sample must be photo-catalytically active, meaning it removes NOx when exposed to light.” The surfaces contain titanium dioxide catalysts—a material

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that is affordable and available in large quantities. Then, exposed to daylight, titanium dioxide catalyses the NOx into nitrate. “The photo-catalytic activities of the samples are determined using a flow-through process,” said the scientist. During the next two years, the experts will determine regularly how much nitrous oxide is being removed. In this manner, they will obtain a solid basis for the long-term effects of the coatings. Only then, one can be sure that the coatings help and that larger surfaces, such as entire housing tracts, can be economically furnished with coats that are photocatalytically effective.

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Technology To Produce Composites For Large-scale Manufacturing developed

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• The ENGEL e-victory 120 can handle all the necessary working steps in a single machine. • It is a robust, compact and fully automated technological system that is flexible and quick at the same time.

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o date, it has been very laborious to manufacture fibre-reinforced composites with a thermoplastic matrix in large quantities. On the one hand, the textile-like dense continuous fibrereinforced structures are difficult to shape; on the other, joining the continuous fibres with a highly viscous thermoplastic matrix material is a highly complex process. To date, there is no economically profitable production technology for largevolume component series. Together with the injection molding machine manufacturer

Using the ENGEL e-victory 120, thermoplastic composite structures can be mass-produced using the injection molding process

production of such continuous fibrereinforced thermoplastic composites with an injection molding process. So far, it has only been possible to use the injection molding process for fibrereinforced composites made of short or long fibres. Based on the results of their own

research, ICT scientists, together with ENGEL, have developed a prototype machine for injection molding. The ENGEL e-victory 120 can handle all the necessary working steps in a single machine. The reactive components are prepared and mixed, and the material is injected into the molding die. The in-situ polymerisation also takes place in it, after the textile reinforcement structures have been introduced. “ICT and ENGEL have developed a robust, compact and fully automated technological system to series readiness that is flexible and quick at the same time. The process, which, to date, had been distributed across several machines, can now be carried out on a single one,” said Dipl -Ing Peter Egger, Head – Technology Center for Lightweight Composites, ENGEL. e-victory has already passed its first crucial test: ENGEL produced, as an example, a brake pedal insert made of fibre glass-reinforced polyamide for the automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen.

Better Protection For Forging Dies

orging dies must withstand a lot. They must be hard so that their surface does not get too worn out and also be able to last through great changes in temperature and handle the impactful blows of the forge. However, the harder the material, the more brittle it becomes. Also, forging dies are less able to handle the stress from the impact. Hence, manufacturers had to find a balance between hardness and strength. One of the possibilities is to surround a semi-hard, strong material with a hard layer. The problem is that the layer rests on the softer material and can be indented by blows. Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT in Aachen, Germany, have now developed an alternative. “The forging dies we have been working on have a useful life that is

up to twice as long,” explained Kristian Arntz, Department Head, IPT, adding, “We are using a working material that is able to handle the impact stress well. We melt the uppermost layer of the material with a laser and introduce a powder into the material, which is used to chemically alter its characteristics. We have achieved a large degree of hardness in the upper millimetre.” To be able to work on the forging dies, the scientists and their colleagues at Alzmetall have developed a machine

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with which they are able to work on the free-form die inserts and forging dies. They also developed a software with ModuleWorks, which ensures

The harder the material, the more brittle it becomes.

that the laser travels across the surface at a constant speed and that the gaps between the laser paths remain even—otherwise tears would develop in the surface. “This is not a problem if the surfaces are straight; however, we had to develop special algorithms for free-formed tools that keep the path distance and the speed constant,” said Arntz. Courtesy: Fraunhofer Research

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Latest tech advancements

GE Oil & Gas is committed to support customers across the entire oil and gas value chain. GE Oil & Gas today fosters cross-pollination of best in class technologies from its sister business units like the usage of composites used in GE Aviation to develop the next generation deepwater risers and the usage of scanning techniques from GE Healthcare to develop a highly reliable UltraScan Duo. Today, we take GE’s safety, integrity and quality culture to segments such as deepwater and surface Exploration & Production (E&P) where our upstream portfolio features structured tree configurations with integrated controls for both shallow & deepwater, manifolds, risers & subsea connectors, subsea compression and power distribution.

Key considerations for developing new technology equipment for Oil & Gas sector

GE is focused on constantly innovating its products and services to address customers’ needs. GE Oil & Gas not only believes in delivering solutions for current complexities in E&P operations, but is engaged with the customer at the preliminary stages in their exploration activities to understand their technology needs over a 5–10 year horizon, and share feedback to research teams to develop solutions in accordance with customer requirements. We understand that for these applications, our customers not only need the best technology but also local service capabilities. Secondly, GE keeps a track of key industry mega trends & government focus on battling the existing domestic gas deficit, escalating oil import cost, etc. Policy approval delays have been one of the biggest hurdles in the way of E&P. GE is optimistic that with the economic reforms underway, new technology will have several takers in the next 2–5 year to enable them to address the surge in onshore and offshore development in the country. Lastly, we aim to increase

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“Policy approval delays have been one of the biggest hurdles in the way of E&P. GE is optimistic that with the economic reforms underway, new technology will have several takers in the next 2–5 year to enable them to address the surge in onshore and offshore development in the country,” affirms Mrinal Vohra, CEO – India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka, GE Oil & Gas, during an interaction with Arindam Ghosh. Excerpts… activity share & expand our range of products across the activity flow by leveraging our partners’ tech advances.

Green technologies in the oil &

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honoured Measurement & Control’s Coimbatore site with the prestigious Green Award. The facility is part of the flow & process technologies product line. The facility won an award for its excellent track record of environmental compliance and commitment towards maintaining a greener environment. The site demonstrated initiatives towards water conservation, green cover establishment, compliance to the local law conditions, pollution control mechanisms, adherence to the limits of pollutant levels, energy conservation projects and maintaining a good ecological footprint in the industry. In 2005, GE launched ecomagination to address critical challenges, including the need for cleaner and more efficient sources of energy, reduced emissions and abundant sources of clean water. Since then, we have been using our unique energy, technology, manufacturing and infrastructure capabilities to develop solutions. In 2011, GE Oil & Gas announced that both its Integrated CO2 Compressor & Pump System and FuelEx™ Natural Gas Liquids Recovery System technologies were GE ecomagination certified, reflecting GE’s commitment to developing customer-focused solutions with lower environmental impacts. In 2012, GE Oil & Gas launched two new ecomagination certified products, Micro LNG and CNG in a box, reflecting GE’s commitment to developing customer-focussed solutions with lower environmental impacts.

R&D and design capabilities of India in this field

GE has been at the forefront with regards to investing in talent for expanding its footprint in R&D and design capabilities in India and has a dedicated technology centre based in Bengaluru. This is one of the four such centres in operation across the globe. The centre has been enhancing its ability for building better analytical & numerical prediction models to help match the product performance needs

of customers in the O&G domain. We have synergy among different domains among GE businesses to leverage best practices. We also collaborate with universities and test facilities to test and learn quickly.

Project closest to your heart

Bibiyana in Bangladesh was a very amazing find in a complex lithology, production in carbonates. East Java posed interesting production challenges including caverns, hole integrity, etc. Operationally speaking, some of the remote operations in Sakhalin were probably among the most challenging since everything had to be operationally

tested and mobilised from Singapore.

India: a land of opportunities

India remains of the largest hydrocarbon importers in the globe, after the US, Russia & China. Today, we have transitioned to a stage where from 0.25 MMTPA of refining capacity. From only one operating refinery during the 1950s, India now has 25 operating refineries that boast of a net processing capacity of 215 MMTPA. This is expected to only increase to the tune of ~270 MMTPA over 2015–16. In order to address this surge, India is expected to focus on developing more offshore and onshore

Your passion In the oil sector, the drive to make things work and engage with people and lead teams through many challenges has been a passion for me. I love the concept of novel approaches; walking through uncharted territory and succeeding makes me tick. An oil well humbles many people, and to work consistently in this industry, the ability to learn and pick up new ideas is something that retains the interest of getting to Up close & personal work everyday. I have been very closely involved in the economics of the oil sector and its impact on service companies and the macro economics of the market to determine strategic plans for organisations and the M&A activities in the industry. Even though, this is not my current role, I continue to remain involved in keeping my economic observations sharp and watch them play out. Book that has inspired you the most I read a fair bit, and different things, some are classics, some modern literature and others which are on business management, lifestyle, etc. I remember reading ‘Les Miserables’ by Victor Hugo many years ago when I was still schooling. This classic left a lasting impression on me. The story is a moving account of catholicity of character and values in life despite the circumstances around. Amitav Ghosh’s ‘Glass Palace’ was another great story. I could connect with the description of many small details having lived in South East Asia for many years as the book, set in the colonial context, narrates the story of a self-made businessman in Malaya. Your success mantra I think a combination of values, talent and outlook towards life is the recipe for what a person is about. So I work hard, play hard, remain open to new thoughts and keep chipping away at things. Most often it works, sometimes it does not, but I take both in my stride and continue to keep looking for new ways to achieve success. I have found honesty, humility and dogged persistence usually pay out. However, one always needs some luck and someone somewhere who takes notice of you and lends a helping hand. Without help and support from mentors and well-wishers, one cannot progress.

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E&P facilities, gas processing plants, refineries & petrochemical plants, cross country pipelines, etc. GE looks at this as an opportunity to further develop its presence in country.

Path breaking projects in pipeline

GE’s broad experience and deep domain knowledge of various industries are applied in the oil & gas industry to offer industries the most comprehensive products and technologies that continually break new ground in terms of operational efficiency, productivity, reliability, safety and environmental performance. Among these, GE Oil & Gas introduced its next generation technology for shearing and sealing wellbore tubulars in 2012. The new Blind Shear Ram is designed for use in GE’s 18-3/4 inch ram Blowout Preventers (BOP) used in drilling. The new patent-pending Blind Shear Ram has the ability to both shear and

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seal after cutting 6-5/8 inch tool joints, which are heavy coupling elements for a drill pipe. GE’s Blind Shear Ram allows customers to use current BOP stack arrangements without having to manage the spacing between rams or create operational methods to avoid 6-5/8 inch tool joints. This technology solution is also designed to eliminate non-shearable sections, allowing for greater shearing flexibility. The Blind Shear Ram is the latest example of how GE continues to seek and develop innovative solutions for the challenges that our customers face in drilling, particularly in deepwater and challenging environments. We are continuing testing to understand the full upper limits of what the new blind shear ram designs can achieve.

your expansion & investment plans in India

GE India has announced that its

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new manufacturing facility in Pune would develop localised products and solutions for the energy sector in its first phase of operation commencing in 2013. The focus on manufacturing is in line with the need for localised products and solutions suited to Indian customers across GE’s various businesses present in the country. The facility, to begin with, will focus on energy products and technologies driven by the industry’s needs for power generation, transmission & distribution, oil & gas as well as measurement & control. In addition, GE will package its environmentfriendly technologies such as hybrid batteries for energy storage and biogas power generation technologies at the plant. The site will enable assembly and production support for any GE business that needs local manufacturing capability in India. arindam.ghosh@network18publishing.com

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Defence Possibilities & Prospects of Saab in India and around the world

Saab India Technologies Pvt Ltd has been a supplier to the Indian Armed Forces for over three decades. Saab signed its first licence agreement in India very early into its relationship with the country, which continues to grow stronger. Today, majority of the company’s business units are active in India and involved in developing solutions for the Indian Armed Forces in a number of different areas. Saab is also endeavouring to reduce its manufacturing and production costs by developing, designing and manufacturing state-of-the-art defence and civil security systems in India. India will become a key manufacturing hub for Saab in the near future and the company is in advanced discussions with many Indian companies, both in the public and private sectors. The Saab Group intends to make India a ‘home market’ by leveraging the country’s manufacturing strengths for exports to world markets. Equally important, for all major future programmes, Saab intends to collaborate with an Indian company either through a teaming agreement or through a joint venture. It will share technology with these companies, localise production and offer it to both Indian & global customers. Saab’s ambition is to enable India to develop a strong distinct position by developing its defence sector. The company continues to develop its competence in India by

The defence manufacturing sector can create over one million jobs in the domestic market “Saab sees India today as willing to invest, share risk and manufacture products that are globally competitive,” says Jan Widerström, Chairman, Saab India Technologies Pvt Ltd, during a tête-à-tête with Prateek Sur. Saab India Technologies Pvt Ltd is a fully owned subsidiary of Saab AB, Sweden, and was established in October 2011. Widerström, who has been representing Saab in India since 2005, has played a critical role in setting up the company’s presence in the country. He has also been instrumental in creating awareness in the Indian defence sector about what Saab can contribute to the nation. Excerpts...

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growing its organisation by bringing in experienced Swedish personnel and hiring local Indian expertise. Saab sees India today as willing to invest, share risk and manufacture globally competitive products. The collaboration with suppliers in India has developed from the need to lower costs while focusing on quality and delivery at the same time. Production in India is now an important part of Saab’s production flow and will remain so in the future.

International Best Practices Worth Emulating in Indian Defence Production

In any manufacturing sector where companies from two nations work together, Transfer of Technology (ToT) and complete industrial cooperation are very important. The Saab approach to successful ToT is based on extensive interaction between the two partners that aims at long-term industrial expansion as well as technology and spin-off effects that do not end with the end of obligation and are not restricted to the current application of technology. Saab views ToT as a base for long-term cooperation. The global best practices followed by Saab guarantees access to all levels of technology and management of all aspects of the product life cycle. Saab will share technology with partner companies, localise production and offer it to both Indian & global customers. The company believes that such initiatives will deliver large benefits to their Indian partners as well as indigenous companies. For one, by bringing its production to India, local adaptation will be easier and faster. For Saab, ToT not only includes the technology base for developing the present product portfolio but also extends the knowledge that enables the receiver to utilise and apply the technologies transferred. Saab believes that India has the necessary capability and can absorb state-ofthe-art technologies for manufacturing

world-class products.

Private Players’ Entry in Defence Production: How Does it Affect Growth?

There is a marked lack of private players in the Indian defence sector. One good example is the Defence Shipyards, where allowing private players such as Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering to participate in defence production resulted in the reduction of load from Mazagon Dock and allowed for a swifter production process. Leveraging the private sector as a strategic defence asset and helping it to become a partner in the nation’s growth and modernisation plans is important. The increased push for private participation will enable domestic companies to build critical capabilities

Jan Widerström has been representing Saab India Technologies Pvt Ltd in India since 2005. He has also lived in India for three years with his family. During this time, he played a critical role in not only setting up Saab’s presence in India but also in creating awareness in the Indian defence sector about what Saab can contribute to its business. He was actively involved in various activities of the Swedish industry in India, first as a founding member and later as the Chairman of Swedish Chamber of Commerce in India (SCCI). This role with SCCI gave him an opportunity to understand the different sides of doing business not only in the Indian defence sector but also in other industries of Swedish interest. His wide experience of working with India positions him very well to be a part of Sweden–India Business Council as he understands the mindset of Indian partners and is also able to explore it from a Swedish perspective for the benefit of both the partners, thereby providing a win–win situation for both the nations.

in areas that were heretofore excluded for them. The multiplier advantages that could accrue in a host of related sectors such as communications, manufacturing and automotive, among others, could be enormous. World over, advancements in military technology have eventually filtered down to other sectors, giving companies a host of competitive advantages.

Creating a Vibrant Domestic Defence Industrial Base in India and across the Globe

The Defence Production Policy 2011 has reiterated that self-reliance in the field of defence is both strategically and economically important for a nation. Developing a strong defence manufacturing sector enhances security by reducing reliance on foreign suppliers. This provides an opportunity to create domestic technologies & capabilities that often have significant civil applications and provide a platform to tap export markets. Most importantly, it has the potential to create over one million jobs in the domestic market. We believe that R&D is the way forward for the defence sector. For establishing a strong vibrant defence industrial base, it is important that technology is developed and innovations are undertaken. European defence companies are pursuing opportunities in emerging markets. The Middle East, Brazil, South East Asia and India all offer growth, although there is strong competition and barriers to entry in these countries can be challenging. In Sweden, there is a well-developed network among researchers, industry, political decision makers and public authorities. This has made it possible to tap even spin-off technologies and build successful industries in core and allied sectors simultaneously. Saab is willing to explore avenues for participating in any public private partnership for growth and development of the defence sector in India. prateek.sur@network18publishing.com

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Rainer Klug

Partnership, Precision and Pioneering The growing market in India, the Middle East and across the globe requires a combination of electronic and Instruments Ltd. Rainer Klug, Member – Executive Board – Operations, Baumer Management Services AG and this deal during a tête-à-tête How is Baumer Group going to benefit from this business deal?

Baumer is an international group, which deals with the development and production of sensors, shaft encoders, components for automatic image processing as well as mechanical and electronic process instruments. Baumer Technologies India Pvt Ltd comes with a strong base in the business of mechanical process instrumentation in India and abroad. By deploying proven manufacturing processes and quality standards at the Indian manufacturing facility, Baumer can not only produce the best quality process instruments and source them from India but can also enhance and further strengthen its presence in process instrumentation globally. Moreover, Baumer already has a strong segment of sensor products and

Baumer Technologies India Pvt Ltd will combine the expertise from both Europe and India to develop very high quality products. India has tremendous growth potential, and Baumer would like to be part of this growth story. Baumer is not just looking at the lowcost production site but is also eyeing better competency levels.

Why India?

Europe is gradually becoming a very expensive production centre for mechanical process instruments. In order to grow on a global scale, remain competitive and also deliver highquality products, Baumer had to look for a production hub within Asia. Baumer chose India as it could find the right company here, which is not only very strong with its manufacturing

base but also maintains better quality standards for products. Also, this company has a very wide presence in the Middle East. So, it is a win-win situation for both, the parent company as well as the new subsidiary.

What kind of strength will Baumer bring to baumer technologies and the Indian local market?

Baumer is well known for its best R&D practices and innovative products. India can definitely take advantage of these strengths. Besides, India will also benefit from Baumer’s global supply chain. The acquisition has helped Baumer Technologies in many ways, which includes the implementation of best production practices such as Lean enterprise, Six Sigma and 5S in the Indian production set-up. Since India is a low-cost production country, we would like to optimise our production by having a base here. However, our intention is not to make products cheaper as Baumer Technologies India Pvt Ltd would concentrate more on high-quality products, so that our customers stand to benefit. Customers’ satisfaction is Baumer’s utmost priority. The customer should get the most reliable and high-quality products.

Are there any predefined considerations that the company is keeping in mind for the Indian market?

India is growing rapidly. The country not only possesses a good amount of technical brains but also has good set skill levels that will help Baumer to enhance its overall production capabilities and volumes for the global market.

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hold the key for all R&D activities mechanical instrumentation products. The Swiss company Baumer recently acquired the Indian biggie Waaree Shyam Warialani, MD, Baumer Technologies India Pvt Ltd, jointly speak about the global and Indian perspective of with Prateek Sur. Excerpts… How is Baumer technologies India Pvt Ltd going to boost Baumer, the global brand?

Baumer Technologies India has a very strong sales and distribution network in the country as well as in the Middle East, which is the most important strength that the Indian subsidiary brings to the Baumer Group. A fullfledged manufacturing facility of process instruments at Vapi is another strong point that the subsidiary adds to the global brand. It also widens the product range in the process instruments segment. Baumer Technologies India has a strong experience in handling private label business globally. This opens up real business opportunities for Baumer Group worldwide. Baumer Technologies India also has a state-of-the-art NABL accredited calibration laboratory, which provides unmatched services to customers over other suppliers. Moreover, both the companies will share the knowledge they possess. There are opportunities for exchange programmes, wherein overseas employees can come to India, train our people and also simultaneously share and learn from their Indian colleagues. Alongside, Indian employees will have an opportunity to travel abroad and learn the best practices at various global manufacturing facilities of Baumer. This practice would benefit the company’s growth as well as offer employees stability and growth prospects.

How will Baumer Technologies India, in terms of served market segment, benefit from this acquisition?

Baumer Technologies India has been producing mechanical process instruments since many years. The company lacked in the offerings of electronic process instruments. This acquisition brings an excellent business

growth opportunity for the company. In addition, Baumer brings the tag ‘Original Bourdon’, which will further strengthen the company’s mechanical product portfolio.

What is the company’s mantra to maintain a competitive edge over others in India?

Baumer Group is very strong in the electronic range of PI besides innovation in sensor technologies. With the complete product basket, Baumer Technologies India would be the only company to offer the mechanical & electronic range of PI along with innovative sensor solutions. Incorporation of Lean, Six Sigma principles will provide a boost to the production and logistics processes which, in turn, will provide better quality products from India.

How does the company plan to adopt a localised approach for the Indian market and on the export front?

Baumer Technologies India, erstwhile Waaree Instruments Ltd, already has a good sales and distribution network for the domestic market. With Baumer taking over, the company will now focus on expanding the product bandwidth and will also focus on the EPC market and end users. Baumer Technologies India has been receiving export award (EEPC) for seven consecutive years. Our growth towards exports is going to multiply now with Baumer’s trademark. The company is looking forward to supplying good quality components and some complementary products to other group companies, apart from the existing customers who are supplied private labelled products. prateek.sur@network18publishing.com

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According to the Indian Labour Organization (ILO), an estimated 1.2 million workers lose their lives annually due to work-related accidents and diseases. Further, 250 million occupational accidents and 160 million work-related diseases occur each year. The economic loss from these is estimated to be a whopping 4% of the world’s gross national product. Consequently, there is a huge demand for safety and security solutions not only in India but all across the globe. Further, industry experts claim that over the last five years, safety & security products have recorded 35% growth and the trend is expected to continue in India over the next 10–15 years. Arindam Ghosh

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ver a period of time, it has been acknowledged that globally implementing effective safety and health practices in organisations have a positive impact on companies’ productivity, and results in the economic and social upliftment of the said companies. It helps in preventing human suffering and economic costs incurred by workers and results in higher productivity besides fostering a healthy working environment. According to the Planning Commission, around 94% of the workforce is employed in the unorganised sector and there is an urgent need to protect its interest by

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providing people with the minimum living wage, improved regulatory activities, basic social security & labour welfare schemes and improved health & safety facilities. The living standards of this segment of the workforce need urgent attention since the workers in this sector have no job security and are often deprived of the basic rights under various labour laws. This has created a huge demand for safety solutions with a lot of companies entering this field and taking various initiatives to make their products credible. Highlighting the safety norms followed while developing safety and security systems, Prateek Verma, Sales Director, Vantage Integrated Security

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Solutions (P) Ltd, says, “Vantage, being a market leader in innovation, technology adoption and trendsetting, follows all the required safety norms that are practiced globally. We comply with international standards and certifications such as CE, FCC, UL and ISO 9001. We also make sure that all our products go through rigorous quality checks before reaching the customers and also that the systems supplied by Vantage are foolproof.”

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Commenting on the awareness levels of SMEs, Verma says, “The last decade has seen a massive change in the security, public safety and surveillance industry

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to conserve natural resources, reduce the-art remote sensing technology that throughout the globe and across all waste and emissions in order to detects smoke and raises a loud and industries. This is primarily due to minimise the environmental impact clearly audible fire alarm. Elaborating rising awareness, terrorist activities and where it is practically possible. Last, on the initiatives taken at GE, Vohra need for a better overall control system but not the least, GE consults its says, “GE’s Environmental Health with regard to security. It has been the employees and continually evaluates & Safety (EHS) programme focuses same even for SMEs in India, especially and updates its EHS programmes to on providing suitable and sufficient over the last five years that witnessed ensure improvement.” With respect resources along with appropriate a surge in the demand for security to global comparison, Verma says, procedures to recognise, evaluate, assess systems. CCTV, access control, people “If you compare the awareness levels and manage potential EHS risks in its screening and detection systems have with those of developed nations such operations. We consider and address the most demand within SMEs. We as the US, the UK and Australia, we the EHS impacts when designing, have seen an average growth of 35% for are still far behind because in these manufacturing, testing and servicing the such solutions over the last five years. countries, you will hardly find any products to meet or exceed recognised The same is expected to be steady for SME that has not implemented such industry EHS standards.” Verma also the next 10–15 years in India.” systems. On the other hand, compared pointed out that awareness will play a According to The Associated to other developing nations, we are at critical role in promoting the usage of Chambers of Commerce and Industry the forefront. Burglaries are common safety and security solutions. He says, of India (ASSOCHAM), the video in India. So, we need to be more aware “It is important to create awareness surveillance and CCTV camera market and prepared. I believe that by 2020, about how people can benefit by using in India is likely to reach `2,200 crore we will be at par with the developed such systems and help their businesses by 2015. The Indian CCTV camera circumvent thefts & market is currently valued pilferage at their workplace. The government has taken initiatives such as the at about `1,000 crore and establishment of ITIs and skill development centres to Also, we need systems that accounts for over 40% of improve the productivity and strengthen the competitiveness suit the Indian scenario and the `2,400-crore electronic of workers. need to make sure that the security market in India. right products are being Globally, the CCTV and nations in terms of every SME having focused on when bringing them to the video surveillance market is growing at such systems installed.” market.” a CAGR of about 25% and is currently The government has taken certain valued at about `80,000 crore. Also, it is initiatives that are aimed at improving likely to cross the `1.5 lakh-crore mark INITIATIVES TAKEN productivity and strengthening the by 2015. Asia accounts for nearly 35% Many companies make it mandatory competitiveness of workers. Some of of the global CCTV market with a share for workers to wear specific protective the steps include the establishment of of over `27,000 crore. Highlighting the clothing when they work in factories. ITIs and skill development centres. importance of safety, Mrinal Vohra, They are specially designed suits that The government has launched the CEO – India, Bangladesh & Sri lanka, offer protection from fire and extreme Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana that GE Oil & Gas, says, “Protecting the heat in the factory, especially for those provides smart card-based cashless environment and the health & safety who work in metal industries. Some health insurance cover to families of employees is mandatory and GE of the major norms followed in the comprising five members below the believes that it is also the right thing manufacturing of various security poverty level. Around 93 lakh smart to do. Through management leadership systems include the implementation cards have been issued under this and employee commitment, GE of quality motion sensors. This is one scheme. However, if the government conducts its operations in a manner of the core components of the security can introduce a regulatory framework aimed at minimising the environmental alarm and safety system. Higher quality for the adoption of good Personal impact. Our company implements of sensors ensures higher efficiency Protective Equipment (PPE) and put various processes to systematically levels. in place a basic set of safety practices to manage the environment, occupational Further, there are other protection be followed by workers, especially for health and workplace safety impacts systems implemented by companies, those who work in factories, it will offer of its operations and products in which help in securing the data stored a big boost towards creating a safe work accordance with the applicable legal and protecting it from damage. The environment for workers. and country requirements, best usage of wireless smoke detection practices and customer mandates.” He systems is also popular with SMEs; adds, “GE implements programmes these smoke detectors use state-ofarindam.ghosh@network18publishing.com

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various measures, let us discuss some of the recent technological innovations in these fields.

UNATTENDED GROUND SENSORS (UGS)

Initially developed for defence purposes, UGS is now being adopted by industries to protect remote perimeters, including assets and infrastructure. The technology provides critical intelligence worldwide by efficiently detecting, identifying and transmitting real-time data to key operational personnel and centres. This has lowered the risk activity to a firm’s personnel on the field and in operations centres in an efficient and costeffective manner. The sensor systems use passive infrared, seismic and magnetic detectors and transmit data by utilising a variety of techniques including satellite, radio frequency and wireless communications. Further, the system can be integrated with multiple manufacturers’ sensor systems and geo-spatial toolsets, including Google Earth.

When adopting safety and security measures, the adoption of security system design, specification preparation, risk management and latest safety equipment matters, but equally important is the approach towards the adoption of these services. This is because 99% of the achievement does not count, but the failure of 1% does. Only the adoption of the latest tech-innovations can prevent such a failure. Suprita Anupam

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he standard implication of industrial safety and security has widened from the safety of men at work and security of plant to cyber safety and security of complex network operations such as handoff, IP address and mesh infrastructure point-of-access. Building cross-layer switching frameworks to completely hide these operations from user devices like cameras and Voice over

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Internet Protocol (VoIP) phones has become a part of the safety and security process. Today, industrial safety and security at workplaces include security, occupational safety, risk management, cyber safety & security as part of its major agenda. While the adoption of all the available advancements depends on contrasting parameters such as need for a security programme, insurance costs, safety legislation and implementation of

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LASER GRAB/FENCE GRABBER SYSTEMS

These two systems provide intrusion detection capability. Laser Grab, which consists of laser radar, detects obstacles and takes images of the detected intrusion. The images are then sent through wireless communication to the desired location. Initially developed by a Swedish company, Laser Optronix, for transportation purposes, the technology finds its application in handling operations. The system can be well equipped with an alarm system and other control programmes as per the expected obstacle signals. They can automate a major part of the security programme. Whenever the system finds any intrusion, it will generate an alarm of a particular

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frequency (as per the detected intrusion) and the control system will instruct accordingly as programmed.

CYBER SECURITY

Almost all the major companies have moved from on-paper operations to on-computer/online operations. The need for cyber security has also increased with time. To be integrated with a series of soft solutions, it must be implemented as an end-to-end global cyber security assurance system. As shown in the Table 1, the system must include virus protection; firewalls to build, maintain and monitor; risk assessments & audit conformance evaluations; software compliance reviews for best practices & education and information protection & encryption. Ren Zhengfei, CEO, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, points out that cyber security is a part of Huawei’s policy on a real time basis. Elaborating on Huawei’s future policy, he averred, “In terms of business processes, security assurance shall be integrated into all business processes relating to R&D, supply chain, sales and marketing, delivery and technical services. Such integration, as the fundamental requirement of the quality management system, will be implemented under the guidance of management regulations and technical specifications. In addition, Huawei will reinforce the implementation of the cyber security assurance system by conducting internal auditing & receiving external certification and auditing by security authorities or independent third-party agencies. Furthermore, Huawei has already been certified with the BS7799-2/ ISO27001 accreditation in 2004.” He added, “With respect to personnel management, our employees, partners and consultants are required to comply with cyber security policies and requirements made by Huawei and

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Table 1: Industrial Safety & Security Security Security system design and specification preparation Security surveys Policy and procedure— development and review Security management services Security contract—award process and review Significant incident review Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) audits Security officer selection and training Event security VIP and executive protection planning Occupational Safety Workplace violence planning and instruction Fire Warden/Marshall Training WHMIS training Fire extinguisher training Risk Management Risk assessments Insurance review Broker selection and review Contract risk review Claim review Disaster recovery and business continuity planning Computer & Information Systems Virus protection Firewalls—build, maintain and monitor Risk assessments and audit conformance evaluations Software compliance reviews— best practices and education Information protection and encryption receive appropriate training so that the concept of security is deeply rooted throughout Huawei. To promote cyber security, Huawei will reward employees who actively participate in cyber security assurance and will take appropriate action against those who violate cyber assurance

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policies. Employees may also incur personal legal liability for the violation of relevant laws and regulations.”

AN ARRAY OF SOUND, TEMPERATURE AND VISION SENSORS

Texas Instruments (TI) has developed sensor fusion, a rapidly advancing technology with enough intelligence to decide whether an input justifies taking action or was just something going bump in the night. It enables a smartphone to integrate input from a magnetometer, a gyroscope and an accelerometer on all three axes. Jeremiah Golston, a TI Fellow, commented, “We are on the cusp of having the technology that could make this sensor fusion a reality. A lot of what TI has done over the years has been to develop innovative technology that enables innovation by others. I think this will continue here as many programmers and design engineers develop uses for this technology. We cannot even anticipate all the applications they might come up with for sensor fusion technology. The nextgeneration Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) are key enablers of such sensor fusion, especially owing to their ability to handle input from many sensors at once.”

LEAVING NO STONE UNTURNED

Ensuring safety and security in and around a firm is a continuous process and so is its implementation. Dr Peter Ryan, Principal Security Advisor to the International Olympics Committee, highlights, “The good news is that technology is improving rapidly and some of the failures identified from past experience are being addressed. New and more intelligent systems are being produced and deployed as part of a totally integrated security plan and risk mitigation strategy.” suprita.anupam@network18publishing.com

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fire at a textile factory in Karachi in October 2012 killed almost 300 workers. Earlier, in November 2012, more than 100 people died in a fire at a garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh’s national capital, in one of the worst industrial tragedies in that country. Closer home, the rather infamous Bhopal gas tragedy in the 80s is still considered as one of the worst

of safety and security with their overall objectives, vision and values.

INDUSTRIES PRONE TO HAZARDS

Commenting on the importance of safety and security, Ravindra Kishore Sinha, CMD, Security and Intelligence Services India Ltd, avers, “Who can forget the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1982? It happened because the management team did not allow shutting the factory for 24 hours for maintenance, which

losses instead of profit.” Further, highlighting the importance of the solutions required for industries, TP Singh, Director – Sales (India, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan), Commercial Systems, FLIR Systems India Pvt Ltd, says, “We make thermal imaging cameras and thermal imaging or infrared thermography is a highly preferred tool while planning a preventive maintenance schedule for any industry.” He adds that since

Safety: A Remedial Measure

Over a period of time, safety has emerged as an important subject for companies looking to maintain a safe work environment. However, for sectors like oil & gas, nuclear, coal and textile, safety and preventive maintenance are of utmost importance because they primarily handle materials and end products that are prone to high levels of risk and hazards. In order to tackle such industrial hazards as well as ensure a healthy working environment, companies are opting for various remedial measures like implementing automation solutions at the shop floor, organising regular meetings & workshops on safety, appointing specialised personnel and rewarding employees who follow safety norms. industrial disasters in human history. Such tragedies has given a severe lesson to all the companies in terms of implementing quality safety and security solutions to ensure a healthy and safe working environment for workers in the factory. Companies are taking initiatives towards integrating the value

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was pending since a few weeks.” Highlighting the limitations of SMEs, he explains, “For big companies, it is easy to form an executive team to look at all these matters, but not for SMEs, most of which have irreversible methodology in profit making, where a slight addition to their cost may lead to

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thermal imaging cameras work on the principle of heat, these units can be used in almost all types and parts of the industry. However, for certain industries, safety is of utmost importance, some of which include oil & gas, chemical, textile and power. Oil and Gas: It plays a critical role in

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Further, on the global level, safety for meeting the energy requirements and Giving rewards: Another step that can coal mining in China is an important a small negligence can cause immense come as a huge boost in maintaining issue as the number of fatalities is high. destruction to infrastructure, human safety and security is rewards as this The Chinese authorities are working lives, property, etc. There is need will motivate employees to follow the on various fronts to improve their for a completely holistic view of the rules and implement safety. performance, close unsafe mines and security threats across all the facilities Automation: Many companies encourage best global practice. to have a safe and secure environment are slowly and steadily opting for and an uninterrupted process. automation solutions as they not only Textile: In the past two years, some increase their competitiveness in terms of the major industrial accidents have Nuclear: Countries like Germany of being productive and efficient but occurred in the textile sector, for do not encourage power generation also reduce the risk to operators. These instance in Bangladesh and Pakistan. from nuclear sources because of steps play a critical role in enhancing Safety from fire is a critical issue for the level of damage associated with the awareness level of workers as well this sector. The garment industry, nuclear power and India’s N-Power as leads to higher speed and precision which employs more than 3.5 million programme follows one of the highest of work while ensures better safety of workers, mostly women, is Bangladesh’s safety standards. The Nuclear Power the product. lifeline, but the working conditions in Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) Commenting on the Indian market, many factories under this industry are is primarily responsible for safety, Singh expounds, “As compared to the very poor. Under such a scenario, the and the Regulatory Body—Atomic rest of the world, India is still growing. government is taking various steps to Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)— The biggest challenge here is awareness. ensure better safety of workers. in India oversees and ensures safety. It When the factory or plant is ensured that a Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is As part of the policy initiative to maintain safety and security, maintenance manager and management understand located at a carefully the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas constituted Oil the usefulness of this selected site, keeping safety, Industry Safety Directorate (OISD) in 1986 to enhance the technology, they start using security & environment safety levels in the hydrocarbon industry. This move has immensely benefitted from standardisation and safety audits it on a regular basis and protection in mind. The work done by OISD. reap very good benefits.” design of NPPs is based He adds, “The Indian on several concepts to industry has huge potential for growth ensure safety of operation. The highest CORRECTIVE MEASURES TAKEN with the growing level of awareness for standard of quality assurance is adopted While almost every industry is doing the implementation of solutions.” In during subsequent manufacturing of its best to implement the best possible addition, highlighting the commitment equipment, construction activities and safety practices, there are certain crucial on this front, Sinha says, “As far as commissioning. Further, the activities steps followed by the industry to the government’s commitment is in all these stages are reviewed, licenced ensure that a healthy and safe working concerned, it has achieved a landmark through stipulations, enforced and environment is continuously maintained by passing the Private Security Agencies inspected by AERB. All reviews are as well as improved. (Regulation) Act of 2005.” detailed and comprehensive based on Meetings: Organising regular meetings AERB safety documents, including and workshops is becoming a common The industrial safety and security codes that are based on International practice among various companies. It market in India has dramatically Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is primarily meant to spread awareness changed over the last decade or so. documents, thus adopting the current on the latest techniques to maintain Although the concept of industrial international standards and best safety and take constant updates on safety was in existence since long, practices. the practices being followed in this it is only in the last few years direction. that the industry has strongly moved Coal: Unless coal mines remain totally in this direction and implemented safe, it is difficult to reach increasing Safety compliance officers: Leading it religiously. A policy initiative production. Coal companies are companies are today appointing highly towards statutory compulsion will taking measures such as encouraging specialised officers and superiors prove useful to further promote and participation from workers in improving to keep a strict eye on all the rules encourage the usage of such solutions safety management through various and regulations related to safety and across many other industries in the bodies at the mine, area, subsidiary security. Companies like L&T and country. (HQ) and CIL levels as well as regular Tata have taken measures to appoint safety audits of mines by experienced quality professionals to look into this engineers to make mining work safer. aspect. arindam.ghosh@network18publishing.com

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advanced materials science As one looks back and reflects on the past few years, what is most astounding is the number of discoveries in the area of material science, which have significantly altered the manufacturing scenario. Here’s taking a look at a few such discoveries that have great prospects in the future‌ Nishi Rath

GRAPHENE Graphene electronics was officially invented at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2003 after experimental and theoretical research on graphene properties starting from 2001. Graphene electronics was originally conceived as a new electronics paradigm to incorporate the room-temperature ballistic and coherent properties of carbon nanotubes in a patternable electronic material. Other electronics schemes involving transferred (exfoliated and chemical vapor deposition-produced) graphitic materials, which operate in the diffusive regime, may not be competitive with standard methods and may therefore, not significantly impact electronics.

India stands 6th in terms of research output in material sciences globally According to the Thomson Reuters Global Research report, Materials Science and Technology, India occupies the sixth position globally and is one of the leading countries in the Asia Pacific region in terms of research output in material sciences. According to the report, China leads with 55, 003 scientific papers, followed by the US (38,189), Japan (25,473), Germany (16,832), South Korea (15,261) and India (12,693). Materials science and technology is a core area of research for many economies due to its potential contributions to manufacturing processes and innovative products, and Asia, including India, is leading in this area of research, the report said. The history of technology is replete with important examples of revolutionary change brought on by the discovery of new materials and new uses for materials. Bronze gave way to Iron, then to Steel and arguably now, to Silicon. Will graphene replace silicon in electronics? Will cars be fuelled by hydrogen stored in Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs)? Will stem cells grown on nano-fibrous scaffolds make organ replacement routine? The fact that we can pose these questions says something about recent advances in materials science and technology, the study says.

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In the recent years, epitaxial graphene has improved to the point where graphene electronics, according to the original concept, appears to be within reach. Beyond electronics, epitaxial graphene research has led to important developments in graphene physics in general and has become a leading platform for graphene science as well. Graphene belongs to the class of 2-dimensional materials. It consists of a hexagonal array of sp2-bonded carbon atoms, just like those found in bulk graphite. 2D materials display very interesting properties and are fundamentally different from the 3D materials encountered everyday. The discovery of 2D materials means that scientists now have access to materials of all dimensionalities, including 0D (quantum dots, atoms) and 1D (nanowires, carbon nanotubes). This ultra-tough, ultra-thin form of carbon, which is just one atom thick and is made of sheets of carbon atoms linked in chicken-wire fashion into arrays of hexagons, has been touted as the next big thing: the future of electronics and touchscreens, a flexible fabric for smart clothing and the electrodes of energy storage devices. It is a British discovery (sort of), and George Osborne has announced a ÂŁ22m-funding for commercialising graphene, the isolation of which won the 2010 Nobel prize in physics for two physicists at the University of Manchester. SEMICONDUCTOR PHOTOCATALYSIS Semiconductor Photocatalysis has received much attention as a potential solution to the worldwide energy shortage and for counteracting environmental degradation. Many of the recent advances in photocatalysis have been realised by the selective control of the morphology of nanomaterials or by utilising the collective properties of nano-assembly systems. SOFT LITHOGRAPHY Soft lithography is a material processing technique that allows microstructures to be produced for data systems and microelectronics without relying on the more elaborate and

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expensive photolithography method. By transferring molecules onto a substrate using a contact stamp, soft lithography provides for a cheap and accurate alternative for printing solid materials, even on nanoscale projects. Biologists have also employed this method to take snapshots of white cell groups in order to study specific immune system functions. METAMATERIALS Constructed from artificial particles smaller than light wavelengths, metamaterials exhibit a negative refractive index that causes light to bend around an object. This could, in theory, render an object invisible. For example, unlike existing technology, which reduces an aircraft’s radar profile, metamaterial cloaking would cause waves to bypass their target entirely, making a vehicle invisible even to the human eye. This makes it a potential military application. While major applications for such technology are still projected for years down the road, it would not be far-fetched to expect metamaterials and cloaking technology to appear in our lifetime—though we may not see them coming. NANOMATERIALS Products that incorporate nanomaterials in one form or another include computer processors and hard drives, mobile phones, home appliances, automotive components, medical instruments and even cosmetics. In addition to its potential in construction and electronics, new applications for nanotechnology have opened up avenues for the melding of biology and high-tech manufacturing. Microscopic carbon nanotubes, similar to the ones found in buckypaper, have been used to target cancer cells within the human body. Potential military applications might be the most ‘sci-fi’ of nanotechnology developments. Some defence contractors are investing in nanomaterial research to develop vehicles that could theoretically ‘heal’ themselves after being damaged. ADVANCEMENTS IN POWDER METALLURGY It is the process of blending fine powdered materials, pressing them into the desired shape or form (compacting) and heating the compressed material in a controlled atmosphere to bond the material (sintering). The powder metallurgy market is motivated by numerous technological improvements and breakthroughs, which have helped spruce up the demand for P/M components in new industrial applications. The application possibilities of powder metallurgy are fast

IIT ranked 20th globally Interestingly, the Indian Institute of Technology is placed 20th worldwide in terms of institutions ranked by citations in materials science research. These findings are based on a study of over 11,500 journals and tracking of the growth of materials science research outputs—substantive articles and reviews over three decades from 1981. Materials science now accounts for nearly 60,000 articles and reviews per year, representing about 5% of all such papers in the sciences indexed in the web of science. Comparatively, chemistry represents 11.5%, while engineering and physics represent 9% each. The interesting areas of materials that are growing are around the nano-science front, which serves as the bridging area between physics and chemistry. Other major research fronts close to materials are solar cells, fuel cells and polymerisation, said the report. expanding beyond the traditional automotive industry into diverse fields such as communication technology, medical diagnostics and metrology. With plastics being increasingly used as substitutes for tiny P/M gears and components, the use of powder metallurgy is gradually shifting towards the manufacture of sophisticated engineered parts, which require increased strength and aboveaverage density. A direct fallout of the trend is the rising demand for high-density powdered metals. The blistering pace of developments in computers and electronic components is expected to increase the demand for titanium- and aluminumbase powder metallurgy. An increased interest in the potential of nanopowders is expected in the future. SUPERPLASTIC FORMING Superplastic Forming (SPF) is a valuable tool for the fabrication of complex parts used in the aircraft and automobile industries. The SPF of sheet metal has been used to produce very complex shapes and integrated structures that are often lighter and stronger than the assemblies they replace. SPF can produce parts that are impossible to form using conventional techniques. During the SPF process, the material is heated to the SPF temperature within a sealed die. Inert gas pressure is then applied at a controlled rate, forcing the material to take the shape of the die pattern. The flow stress of the material during deformation increases rapidly with the increasing strain rate. Superplastic alloys can be stretched at higher temperatures by several times of their initial length without breaking. This process, typically conducted at high temperature and under a controlled strain rate, can ensure a ten-fold increase in elongation as compared to conventional room temperature processes. nisi.rath@network18publishing.com

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Lightweight, more dense, environment-friendly, user-friendly and economical are some of the considerations that are given utmost priority today while developing new engineering materials. Formerly, most of the hitech materials developed found their applicability in everyday use. Space sciences and super performance aerospace vehicles or Formula One racing cars have shown engineers the way forward. Once the exotic materials get to mass manufacturing with high quality, a new world opens up… An exciting future awaits us.

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here are umpteen contenders to the list of new engineering materials, but the five that top the list are advanced new composites such as carbon fibre reinforced polymers, nanotechnologybased new combinations, bioplastics, magnetic refrigeration materials such as Gadolinium & its alloys and MagnetoRheological (MR) fluid. These five new engineering materials and techniques seem to possess the ability to transform our engineering approach, which is due for a sea-change soon. Here’s taking a look at these engineering materials:

Advanced new composites such as carbon fibre reinforced polymers

The most advanced passenger aircraft, the Boeing 787 ‘Dreamliner’, is quieter, environment-friendly and passengerfriendly as well. These traits were successfully achieved thanks to the groundbreaking capabilities of advanced new composites such as carbon fibre

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reinforced polymers. Other examples of where this new engineering material has found applicability include the entire wing structure of A-350, which is made up of carbon fibre-reinforced material. Also, the high-end luxury sports car Lamborghini has an indestructible body [familiar to us as the Reinforced Carbon Carbon (RCC)]. Another prominent example includes the light gray material, which withstands re-entry temperatures up to 1,510°C (2,750°F) and protects the Space Shuttle’s wing leading edges and nose cap.

Nanotechnology-based new combinations

Examples of these would include lightweight metals and their alloys processed through nanotechnology. These materials employ very special methods for manufacturing, thereby lending them special physical properties.

Bioplastics

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as vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, pea starch or micro-biota. Common plastics, such as fossil fuel plastics, are derived from petroleum. These plastics rely more on scarce fossil fuels and produce more greenhouse gas. Some bioplastics are designed to biodegrade and can break down in either anaerobic or aerobic environments, depending on how they are manufactured. Some common applications of bioplastics include packaging materials, dining utensils, food packaging and insulation.

Magnetic refrigeration materials such as Gadolinium and its alloys

The Magneto-Caloric Effect (MCE, from magnet and calorie) is a magnetothermo-dynamic phenomenon in which a change in temperature of a suitable material is caused by exposing the material to a changing magnetic field. This is also known as adiabatic demagnetisation, due to the application of the process specifically to create a temperature drop and refrigeration

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less brittle than many other ceramics, it lacks impact resistance; Space Shuttle Columbia was destroyed during atmospheric re-entry after one of its RCC panels was broken owing to the Magneto-rheological impact of a piece of foam (MR) fluid insulation from the Space This is a type of smart fluid Shuttle External Tank. in a carrier fluid, usually a This catastrophic failure type of oil. When subjected was due in part to original to a magnetic field, the shuttle design requirements, fluid greatly increases its Advanced machining which did not consider the apparent viscosity to the tools made from CC-R likelihood of such violent point of becoming a viscoimpacts. Additionally, C/C brake elastic solid. Importantly, the yield material is used in Bugatti Veyron stress of the fluid when in its active luxury cars, which is a division of (‘on’) state can be controlled very Volkswagen in Germany and also accurately by varying the magnetic field used by Ferrari super-performance intensity. The upshot of this is that Formula 1 racing cars. the fluid’s ability to transmit force can be controlled with an electromagnet, Nanotechnology-based manufacturing: which gives rise to its many possible This has proliferated across a wide control-based applications. Ferrofluid gamut of techniques as far as particles are primarily nanoparticles that engineering materials are concerned. are suspended by Brownian motion and Lightweight metals such as generally will not settle under normal aluminium, beryllium and titanium conditions. As a result, these two fluids are ideally sought-after because such have very different applications. Let’s alloys when nano-manufactured have assess them individually: the dual-edged benefit of being lighter and stronger than the best Carbon fibre-reinforced carbon or steels. Titanium alloys wrongly seem carbon–carbon (C/C): This is a like space-age material ideal only for composite material consisting of aerospace applications, because it is carbon fibre reinforcement in a quite popular in many metallurgical matrix of graphite. Carbon exists on and bio-medical implant fields. our planet in various forms, among The diversity in the formation which graphite is one of its softer of functional materials for medical varieties (carbon being hard). The hardest morphological form of carbon is, of course, the diamond. Today, it is seen as the material for the nose cone and wing leading edges of the Space Shuttle Orbiter. It has been used in the brake systems of Formula 1 racing cars since 1976; C/C brake discs and pads are a standard component of Formula One brake systems. C/C is well-suited structural The Veyron’s brakes use cross drilled, radially applications at high temperatures, vented carbon fibre reinforced silicon carbide (C/SiC) composite discs, manufactured by SGL or where thermal shock resistance Carbon, which have a much greater resistance and/or a low coefficient of thermal to brake fade when compared with conventional expansion is needed. While it is cast iron discs. without the need for compression and with more energy efficiency as seen in refrigerators, air conditioners and spacecraft.

implants, including the principles of material choice on the criteria of their biochemical and biomechanical compatibility and their technological effectiveness, are well known. Titanium alloys are considered the most prospective and extended materials for implants in traumatology, orthopaedics and stomatology. Traumatology is the study of wounds and injuries caused by accidents or violence to a person, and the surgical therapy and repair of the damage. It is often considered as the sub-set of surgery and in countries without the specialty of trauma surgery, it is most often a sub-specialty to orthopedic surgery. Traumatology may also be known as accident surgery. Stomatology is the branch of medicine and dentistry relating to the mouth and mouth disease. The trend over the last decade has been to exclude alloying components that may cause local allergic reactions on living tissues or general toxic effects on an organism from the structure of titanium alloys. One compromise to preserve high biochemical compatibility with the necessary increase in the mechanical properties of titanium alloys is based on the formation of Sub-Micro Crystalline (SMC) or Nano Structured (NS) states in commercially pure titanium.

SMC Titanium Alloys

There is a clear-cut methodology employed in producing high-strength SMC and NS-type titanium alloys. The technology is employed usually at a workshop with suitable equipment for pilot production of bars (diameter 5.5–10.0 mm and length 1 m and more) of nanostructured and sub-microcrystalline VT1-0 titanium. The method involves the treatment of initial titanium bars through severe plastic deformation involving multiple uni-axial pressing in a mould or abc-pressing, multi-pass rolling and low-temperature annealing. The technology ensures specified nano-structural or sub-micro-crystalline states in titanium, its homogeneous

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Nanostructured and sub-micro-crystalline VТ1-0 (VТ1-00) titanium displays mechanical properties comparable to those of high Ti alloys

alloy shows enhanced mechanical performance attributed to different grain structures from their Coarse Grained (CG) counterparts. In particular, for NiTi and its hard-to-work alloys, grain refinement using Severe Plastic Deformation (SPD) techniques such as equal-channel angular pressing and high-pressure torsion increases the alloys’ recoverable strain and cyclic reversibility.

Mechanical Characteristics Of Titanium And Its Alloys Material Coarse-grained VT1-0 titanium (105cycles) Submicrocrystalline VT1-0 titanium Nanostructured VT1-0 titanium (2×106cycles) Grade 4 titanium (USA) VT-6 alloy VT-16 alloy

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structure throughout the volume of a bar with a characteristic grain and subgrain size up to 100 nm and less, and an increase in the mechanical properties of titanium to the level of medical Ti alloys like VT-6, VT-16 alloys. This is a Russian technology development. The prospect of using SMC and NS titanium as a material for manufacturing implants is proven. An analysis of the results of experimental and theoretical research of the diffusion features on inter-granular areas is carried out, and the role of diffusion-controlled processes in the formation of a microstructure of metals and alloys, as well as the micro-structured state, is discussed. The efficiency of computer simulation on an atomic level in establishing the dependence of diffusion characteristics on inter-granular areas from the average grain size and the structural state of internal boundaries of section is proven. Ni-Ti alloys (or ‘Nitinol’) shape memory alloys that can ‘remember’ a particular shape at a pre-determined temperature have also been refined via the SMC and NS routes. Ultrafine Grained (UFG) NiTi shape memory

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However, one of the major problems that should be solved to make widespread application of UFG NiTi-based alloys feasible on an industrial scale is that SPD techniques are inherently wasteful because a high level of strain is needed to complete the whole process. One feasible way to reduce the grain size of NiTi-based alloys is to exploit morphological change from fine martensite to fine austenite microstructure during reverse phase transformation of deformed martensite microstructure. Nanoparticles Nanoparticles exhibit a number of special properties relative to bulk

A metal matrix composite—aluminium alloy AA6061/NiTi

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material. Ferroelectric materials smaller than 10 nm can switch their magnetisation direction using room temperature thermal energy, thus making them useless for memory storage. Suspensions of nanoparticles are possible because the interaction of the particle surface with the solvent is strong enough to overcome differences in density, which usually result in a material either sinking or floating in a liquid. Nanoparticles often have unexpected visual properties because they are small enough to confine their electrons and produce quantum effects. For example, gold nanoparticles appear deep red to black in solution. The often very high surface area to volume ratio of nanoparticles provides a tremendous driving force for diffusion, especially at elevated temperatures. Sintering is possible at lower temperatures and over shorter durations than for larger particles. This theoretically does not affect the density of the final product, though flow difficulties and the tendency of nanoparticles to agglomerate do complicate matters. Nanocomposites A nanocomposite is a multiphase solid material where one of the phases has one, two or three dimensions of less than 100 nanometers (nm), or structures having nano-scale repeat distances between the different phases that make up the material. The mechanical, electrical, thermal, optical, electrochemical, catalytic properties of the nanocomposite will differ markedly from that of the component materials. Size limits for these effects have been proposed, <5 nm for catalytic activity, <20 nm for making a hard magnetic material soft, <50 nm for refractive index changes, and <100 nm for achieving super-paramagnetism, mechanical strengthening or restricting matrix dislocation movement. MAK Babi, Advanced Trainer – Metallurgy Email: maxbabi@gmail.com

Magic materials

Spending on innovation is the key The use of new-age engineering materials is considered as a matter of importance in the current global industries, especially the manufacturing industry, to develop new-age products. Companies prefer new survey methods, adopting ideas from various experts and combining them with strategies along with the descriptive-analytic and comparativeanalytic tactics. Currently, the adoption of technology for new-age engineering materials might seem sufficient, but the real technological potentials are way beyond. Companies should give due attention to such upcoming technologies, both in theoretical and practical areas, so that these new age materials do not get sidelined and are given due attention. PRATEEK SUR

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in a certain application to the structure of the atoms. The major determinants of the structure of a material and thus of its properties are its constituent chemical elements and the way in which it has been processed into its final form. These characteristics, taken together and related through the laws of thermodynamics, govern a materialâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s microstructure, and thus, its properties.

Smart Material

As materials and technology have developed over the years, many newfangled materials find their uses in the industries, especially civil engineering. They use it to deal with the deteriorating infrastructure. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Smart materialâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; is a promising example that deserves a wide focus, from research to application. With two crystal structures called Austenite and Martensite under different temperatures, smart

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material exhibits two special properties different from ordinary steels. The first is shape memory, and the second is superelasticity. These two properties can suit varied applications in civil engineering, such as pre-stress bars, self-rehabilitation and twoway actuators. The most important objective presently for the industry vox populi is to investigate the application of smart materials in civil engineering by focusing on literature review, basic information collection and basic mechanic properties of smart materials. In axial tension tests, the forceextension curve and stress-strain curve of shape memory and superelasticity materials were measured separately. Four beam experiments are conducted regularly by companies to evaluate the performance of flexure beams with superelasticity material as reinforcement bars. Load-displacement

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relationship at the mid-span, strains on the surface of the concrete beam and cracking width for different loads are also measured. Companies investigate the application of smart materials in structural engineering.

Advances in abundance

There are tremendous opportunities that enable companies to sustain the development of renewable energies in the 21st century. Specific advances in materials and manufacturing can deliver significant energy, environmental, and economic impacts to businesses in as soon as 2–10 years. The opportunities

are equivalent to about one-third of all CO2 emissions generated by the US industrial sector, and eliminate US$65 billion in unproductive energy expenditures by American businesses every year. If this is successful, it could well be taken across to other nations. The opportunities identified are enormous. Companies are looking out for materials and manufacturing breakthroughs that can make manufacturing more energy efficient, productive and profitable. Other emerging technologies can also help to reinvent energy-efficient transportation, capture more benefit from existing

New Engineering Materials in Piranha-proof Armour The Arapaima fish is one such fish, which swims in a swarm of piranhas. The reason it does not get affected is its intricately designed scales, which is providing ‘bioinspiration’ for engineers looking to develop flexible ceramics. In a lab experiment, piranhas were pitted against Arapaima by using a machine that resembles an industrial-strength whole punch. Piranha teeth were attached to the top ‘punch’, which was pressed down into Arapaima scales embedded in a soft rubber surface (which mimics the soft underlying muscle on the fish) on the lower ‘punch’. The teeth could partially penetrate the scale, but cracked before they could puncture the muscle. The scales of the Arapaima unite a heavily mineralised outer layer with an internal design that helps the scale resist the pirahna’s razor-like bite. The mix of materials is similar to the hard enamel of a tooth deposited over softer dentin. It’s a combination that engineers would like to reproduce for applications such as soldiers’ body armour, which needs to be both tough and flexible. Other applications might include fuel cells, insulation and aerospace designs. that new-age engineering materials provide are powerful in all aspects. More than 100 experts from a cross-section of professional societies representing more than 75,000 scientists and engineers have participated in various aspects of a recent study, which examined the materials and manufacturing advances that will ensure clean energy in the future. The recent study identified 54 specific opportunities that could save more than 2,800 trillion British thermal units of energy every year. This amount is more than the total amount of US energy provided by wind, solar, biomass waste and geothermal. The study also emphasised on the new opportunities as these would also help avoid 435 million tonne of CO2 emissions, which

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energy sources and capitalise on all available and emerging energy sources.

What’s the Latest Development?

Differently shaped nanoparticles are being tested using computer simulation. This is done for determining how nanoparticles naturally form patterns and possibly create entirely new materials. Some of the shapes assembled into regular crystals—lattices in which each particle has a fixed position and orientation—and some formed plastic crystals or liquid crystals. In a plastic crystal, each particle has a fixed position within the lattice, but can rotate; a liquid crystal, on the other hand, contains particles with correlated orientations, but fungible positions.

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What’s the Big Idea?

Advertising any new idea is of primeval importance. When scientists explore new engineering materials, they are often not able to market it properly and therefore, a good invention gets unnoticed by the industries. Recently, a new material has been invented in 145 distinct polyhedral shapes, which are three-dimensional structures formed by a series of planar faces. Materials science and physics, say that companies should also invest in the designing of entirely new engineering materials. Companies are always on the lookout for new engineering materials but they are not eager to spend money on it. The new materials could be used in nano-sized engineering projects to create super-strong, super-efficient materials at a microscopic level. Such kind of research is like to be the ‘Holy Grail’ of materials science. Researchers should be able to just look at a building block and be able to predict all kinds of crystal structures that would be stable with it.

Where does the future lie?

While new-age engineering materials are created using natural elements, they are also developed in labs. Companies are ready for innovation, but they are not ready to shell out the cash required for any such R&D activity. Companies are mostly not wrong in their view. It is the attitude of the users that needs to change. Often, companies introduce something new, which is better but the users are not ready to buy it as they are content with the present one. This hampers the company’s intentions of spending on R&D as they end up spending on the existing product itself. Thus, the user also needs to look out for newer innovations and be ready to spend on the same. If such a system evolves, then companies will be able to come up with new and better engineering materials. prateek.sur@network18publishing.com

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FY13: A challenging year for Indian MSMEs Six dimensions of the external environment constitute a great challenge in the short to medium term for the Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The collective impact of slowdown in export markets, rupee, domestic inflation, higher borrowing costs, volatility in market prices and trickle down impact from large corporates are likely to deteriorate the profitability levels and liquidity profile of this segment, which plays a pivotal role in shaping the Indian economy.

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hile the sector accounts for about 45% of the manufacturing output and 40% of the total exports of the country, FY13 may test the real strength of this segment. It is well known that MSMEs provide good opportunities for both self-employment & wage employment and consistently register a higher growth; however, the current economic slowdown across major economies of the world has started impacting them on many fronts.

Declining Exports

The Euro crisis has impacted the major economies of Europe including those of Germany, France and Britain ,which has resulted in the slowdown of demand from Europe—a market that consumes 27% of the emerging economies’ exports. Further Euro has been getting devalued more than 20% against US$ since November 2009, which has reduced the profitability in

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exports to the European market. In FY11, the European Union accounted for 18.6% of India’s exports and the US accounted for another 10.7%. The slowdown in these two markets has impacted gems and jewellery (G&J), textile and leather industries, which holds a significant share in MSME exports. The Indian G&J industry is one of the most prominent industries in the country and remains primarily export driven. In FY12, exports for the G&J industry marginally declined by 0.4% y-o-y to US$42.84 bn (`2,048.2 bn) owing to the decrease in exports of diamonds. In Q1FY13, G&J exports declined by 7.3% y-o-y to US$10.15 bn (`55.27 bn). The textile industry, which is also export driven, has shown signs of slowing down with its composition in the total Indian exports declining from 23.81% in FY11 to 10.89% in FY12 in US$ terms, although the industry achieved a growth of 19.43% during the

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aforesaid period to US$33,161.74 mn (`159,570.56 crore). During Q1FY13, apparel exports (part of the textile industry) to the US saw a sharp decline of 16.4% in the quantity exported and 14.6% in value terms to 223.1mn and to US$ 790.1 mn respectively. Similarly, the leather industry, which is export dependent, also showed signs of stagnating with its composition in total Indian exports remaining flat at about 1.6%, both in FY11 & FY12 in US$ terms. However, the industry had achieved a growth of 22.68% during the aforesaid period to US$4,868.71 mn (`23,332.38 crore). The US and European countries account for about 65% of the country’s leather export market. The pharmaceutical industry, which exports to more than 200 countries, has been comparatively lesser impacted, with its composition in total exports increasing from about 2.6% in FY11 to 2.8% in 9MFY12 in rupee terms. The industry achieved export revenue

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of `294.91 bn for 9MFY12 as against `303.83 bn in FY11.

Inflation & availability of credit

The low policy interest rates are being maintained by the European Central Bank because of the Euro crisis. Similarly, low rates in Japan and the US, combined with slow growth in Europe, have led to capital inflows in India and other emerging markets. However, on the other side supply constraints have severely impacted food prices causing inflation to remain at elevated levels. This resulted in inflationary pressures in India leading to increased input costs for Indian MSMEs, who, in order to maintain their competitiveness, found it difficult to raise the cost of their product in comparison to their larger counterparts. This led to erosion of their profitability. This also led to RBI maintaining a hawkish stance on interest rates and making it clear that it would not lower them until inflation is under control. The rise in key policy rates (Repo and Reverse Repo) by RBI in order to control the inflation has made loans costlier. This has affected the credit available to enterprises for running their operations. Rise in interest rates have also severely impacted Indian MSMEs, as the loans have become dearer to them by about 3.5% in the last 20 months. The Indian banks have also been risk averse in forwarding credit to Indian MSMEs as the banks have found the sector to be less credible. The average cost of purchase for the highly impacted industries as reflected through its WPI index over the past three years can be seen in the table below: Industry G&J Textile Leather Pharmaceuticals

FY10 236.02 106.73 128.35 112.72

FY11 296.07 119.62 127.08 115.40

FY12 414.78 128.54 130.03 119.64

Further, RBI has projected the WPI inflation for FY13 to be at 7.0% as against the actual 6.9% for FY12.

Rupee Depreciation

The slowdown in Europe has led to the depreciation of Euro against the US$. Global investors, rather than betting on the recovery of the Euro zone, found a safe haven in US$, which enabled US$ to appreciate as compared to other currencies of the world. Declining exports, coupled with rising crude prices, created upward pressure on Indian rupee, which, in turn, depreciated against US$. The depreciation of the Indian rupee has significantly impacted the Indian MSMEs as it resulted in the import of inputs becoming costlier, thus forcing the industries primarily operating in the MSME sector to reduce imports and downsize their operations in order to survive the current economic scenario. The G&J industry is heavily dependent on imports as the primary raw material is scarce in India. Imports of raw material for the G&J sector have declined by 13.1% to US$3.76 bn on y-o-y basis during June 2012. The textile industry has also been affected resulting in a decline in imports of silk yarn & fabrics in FY12 by about 34% to `517.66 crore. The composition of raw material imports for the leather industry in the total Indian imports have also declined from about 0.13% in FY11 to about 0.11% (`19.6 bn) in 9MFY12. The pharmaceutical industry, on the other hand, has been relatively less impacted and its composition in the total Indian imports showed a marginal increase from about 0.32% in FY11 to about 0.33% (`57.0 bn) in 9MFY12.

Volatile Market

The Euro crisis has added to the volatility of global financial markets, which, in turn, has also impacted the Indian financial markets. The high rates of inflation have led to increase in the interest rates by Reserve Bank of India (RBI). RBI has raised interest rates 13 times since last 20 months. Further, volatility in the international markets has led to risk aversion by

investors and they have responded by investing in relatively safer bullion market. This has increased the cost for these small enterprises, thus affecting their profitability.

Trickle down impact of Large Corporates

The overall slowdown in the domestic market as well as in most of the developed economies of the world has led to a slowdown in the operations of larger entities operating in India. This has impacted several Indian MSMEs who are dependent on these larger entities for their business activities and work as ancillary units to them. Moreover, the inflationary pressure has forced several Indian MSMEs to pass on the cost price rise on the end consumers, thereby increasing the cost of final products. This has also resulted in losing their competitiveness to their larger counterparts due to the high price of final products.

Conclusion

The slowdown in the Indian economy has happened at a time when the major economies of the world are finding it difficult to maintain its growth momentum. While the Euro crisis has affected exports, the sharp increase in domestic interest rates to control inflation in the recent past has affected the interest-rate-sensitive sectors such as automobiles, infrastructure and textiles. MSMEs are the primary suppliers to the aforesaid industries in addition to other larger industries, who are all being affected due to the current worldwide slowdown resulting in shrinking demand and increased payment cycle. On the whole, the various aforementioned developments have resulted in deterioration in their financials, leading to a negative outlook in their credit ratings. Avinava Adhikary, Manager, CARE Ratings Email: avinava.adhikary@careratings.com The article has been repurposed from â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;CARE SME Digestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;.

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Evolutionary trends witnessed in control systems in the last two decades

Technological advancements in process monitoring, control and industrial automation over the past decades have contributed greatly to improve the productivity of virtually all manufacturing industries throughout the world. While 90% of the global production is still controlled by analog instrumentation, almost all the controls installed as a part of a new plant or plant expansion are Digital Control Systems (DCSs) connected by digital networks. The heart of these advancements is specialised IT systems. To remotely provide end users with comprehensive real-time information and allow for higher levels of reliability and control, these systems have become more and more interconnected. The new generation of automation systems utilises open standards such as OPC, PROFINET, IEC 60870-5-104, DNP3.0, IEC 61850 and commercial technologies, in particular Ethernet and TCP/IP-based communication protocols. They also enable connectivity to external networks such as office intranet and the Internet. We, at Red Lion, have also evolved with the advancements and kept pace to design products,

Automation is the answer to India’s quest for being a world-class industrial competitor “The growing trend is to link computer networks and software to control points, and then to the industrial devices that need to be controlled,” informs Naveen Kumar Mote, General Manager – India, Red Lion Controls, during an interaction with Team SEARCH. Excerpts… which can connect to open standards protocols.

please explain Your tagline ‘Connect, Monitor, Control’ in the light of your product offerings…

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Red Lion has evolved over the years. As a result of our N-Tron and Sixnet acquisitions, our product offerings have expanded from panel metres, controllers and HMIs to include industrial Ethernet switches, Wi-Fi radios and cellular M2M routers. Our

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growing product portfolio speaks to us as the global experts in communication, monitoring and control for industrial automation and networking.

Current technology advances doing the rounds

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As the decades went by, the scale of activity increased dramatically and it was clear to the quality pundits that automated mechanised capital is a far better choice in terms of quality, productivity, efficiency and standardisation. Apart from the speed, what accrues from automated manufacturing are simplification of production, improved workflow, higher consistency, quality and reduced handling. Even the workers feel motivated when a satisfactory implementation of automation is made. The growing trend is to link computer networks and software to control points, and then to the industrial devices that need to be controlled. The combination of computers and networks together with wireless solutions has proven to be the way forward for industrial automation.

Indian market vis-à-vis other countries

India, as one of the world’s fastest growing economies, has to take technologies at a rather quick pace. India has now realised the importance of developing its own strength with automation instead of being the smaller ally of the world. Automation is the answer to India’s pursuit for being a world-class industrial competitor. The Indian automation market has acquired the critical momentum to propel the instrumentation, control and automation industry to a higher growth trajectory. India has the right mix of process industry that provides excellent growth opportunities for the entire spectrum of automation products and systems. With a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of around 7%, India has one of the fastest growing economies in the world, and India is moving steadily on the path of global integration.

Your strategy to be the supplier of choice Red Lion’s success is proof that we offer outstanding service. In

this dynamic market of industrial automation and networking technology, we have seen many companies come and go in the last 40 years. If we hadn’t earned ourselves a reputation as a reliable partner, we wouldn’t be the successful company that we are today. In a manufacturing environment, the cost of failure is simply too high. You may be happy with your home network if it works 99% of the time, but on a production line that 1% failure rate would be an expensive nightmare. That is why we make significant investments in a holistic quality concept, from development and testing through manufacturing and quality control to stock keeping and post-sales support.

To be competent, the company’s products need to be cost compatible, efficient and ecofriendly. Pls justify…

You need to look beyond the price tag at the total cost of ownership. Having research, development and production in the USA gives us total control over the entire manufacturing cycle. A short supply chain also means that we can react quickly to customers’ requirements and deliver products faster. Our factory turn-around is only three days and 80% of all orders are shipped the same day. Red Lion’s Data Station Plus is the single-device solution for protocol conversion. The DSP bridges the communication gap between disparate serial, Ethernet and fieldbus devices— unlocking untold information from PLCs, drives, motion controllers and other communications-capable devices orphaned by incompatible communications standards. These features include a built-in HMI that enables more flexibility and a web server that provides access to the filed data from remote locations. This enables end customers to proactively take necessary action for better efficiency. Another clear advantage of using this product is getting legacy machines onto a common communications backbone

used to be largely impossible, sometimes requiring a complete replacement of automation components. The Data Station Plus allows you to convert your old PLCs’ and drives’ proprietary protocol into a modern and open standard. By unlocking information hidden in these legacy devices, you save money while avoiding a risky upgrade to equipment that is otherwise working perfectly.

Fulfilling customers’ unique requirements

Our President, Mike Granby stresses that unique solutions for any vertical or any market should provide products/ solutions, which have the ability to connect, monitor and control different devices. This helps companies to maximise their productivity. We provide high-quality solutions for applications such as process, transportation or energy where failure is not an option. In today’s scenario of automation, UPTIME is the key.Getting the right data to the decision makers at the right time is essential; this enables them to take instant action to avoid any failures and also improve their productivity. We, at Red Lion, manufacture products that give our customers reliable connectivity to their remote sites. This provides them complete control over their systems with connectivity to numerous protocols. This is one of the unique features of Red Lion products.

Your future plans for expansion…

From the Indian perspective, our focus will be to continue strengthening Red Lion’s position as an industrial automation and networking solution provider. We also plan to improve our channel network to better cover the Indian market while focusing on increasing our OEM market, finding new customers and discovering new applications. We believe that the Indian market will improve, and we are confident that we will continually strive to always do better!

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Green Manufacturing: Addressing Energy Issues

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As domestic appliances, computers and entertainment systems proliferate, and other equipment such as air conditioning and ventilation systems increase in use, electricity consumption is rising at a higher rate than other forms of energy usage. Moreover, up to 50% of the CO2 emissions attributable to residential and commercial buildings is from electricity consumption. This calls for the deployment of new energy saving or energy efficient technology, which helps achieve lower energy costs as well as enables the industry, business and residential properties to be socially and environmentally responsible.

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Energy intensive industries such as metals manufacturing, glass and plastics processing and food & beverage production understand the need for energy management because their processes involve great amounts of heat. These businesses have traditionally sought ways to maximise their return on investment from the energy used in their primary processes. However, even such businesses often fail to realise how much more can be saved through building controls and a companywide energy policy. All industries can benefit from such a policy, but it must extend beyond the production environment into every aspect of the sites. Offices, for example, stand to save just as much as in the commercial sector. While in many countries, industrial energy use has now been slightly outweighed by the energy consumed by commercial and residential buildings, it is a fact that industry consumes huge amounts of electrical power, twothird of which is typically consumed by power electric motors. Of these, an overwhelming majority can be made more energy efficient by controlling their switching on and off or by controlling their speed. This is a relatively simple task of equipment retrofitting, yet it is clear that most manufacturing and process plants fail to take this

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step. This is often because people who control the costs of an industrial operation do not communicate with those in charge of the management of the production processes. For example, if a painting plant uses hundreds of AC motors in fans, pumps and compressors (continuous duty applications), it could readily benefit from the use of variable speed drives. However, while the plant manager, as an engineer, understands this, he or she is invariably responsible for improving productivity or output and not for the overhead costs. Although higher management is concerned with paying the overheads, it remains unaware that such a saving is possible. This is because it is never on the agenda in engineering meetings. In industries,

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senior management and plant engineers must communicate if comprehensive energy efficiency is to be achieved. In no other sector is the communication gap wider than between

represent the market ‘pull through’ on electrical energy efficiency. This group makes its own decisions on buying energy efficient lamps & tubes and installing lighting controls. Home buyers and tenants will become an increasingly influential group if people begin to demand energy efficient homes or houses with better controls. Until such time, the quest is to ensure that the public is informed as to where technology can play a part in saving energy. Builders, architects and surveyors have a direct influence on the electrical energy efficiency of the dwellings they build. However, as in the commercial sector, most attention is given to thermal measures such as insulation and glazing. In most regions, builders will only invest in features within their properties, which will enable them to sell or be rented quickly. Hence, the greatest investment in enhanced living tends to be the installation of luxury kitchens and bathrooms rather than practical energy efficiency systems. This group needs to understand that if presented to the public attractively, the benefits of, for example, zone or occupancy lighting controls can be great. Those responsible for the building and refurbishment of social residential housing should be aware of electrical energy efficiency. However, again, there appears to be a widespread lack of knowledge of the controls available and the relatively low cost of installing them. In all residential sectors, builders, landlords and tenants need to understand all the ramifications of electrical energy efficiency priority if the targets for emission reduction from the sector are to be realised. Courtesy: Schneider Electric

those charged with making energy decisions in industry and those who actually know how energy can be saved.

MANAGING ENERGY IN RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES The residential sector is classified into three distinct areas with respect to electrical energy efficiency: • Private home owners/tenants • Builders/architects/developers • Public and residential social housing Private occupiers of houses and apartments

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There are a number of stages along the product development chain where critical decisions are made and which may have a positive or negative influence on this impact. We have already delved upon whether or not the rule of thumb that 20% of the design influences 80% of the cost of a product also applies to the energy/resource impact. I think that, in many cases, it does not work that way. In 1993, a related study—Does product design really

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determine 80% of the manufacturing cost?—was written by MIT researchers Karl Ulrich and Scott Pearson. With some case studies and analyses, this report attempts to determine the extent to which product design influences the manufacturing cost of a product. The researchers studied this for a class of high-volume, electromechanical consumer products such as automatic drip coffee makers and found that for coffee makers, the variation in manufacturing costs attributable to differences in product design is slightly smaller in magnitude than the variation in costs attributable to differences in manufacturing systems, for a specific range of assumed manufacturing system parameters. They note that the ‘rule of thumb’ is especially flawed where the dominant cost contributor is the cost of materials. Further, they also noted that there is a basic logical flaw in the argument that if the minimum possible manufacturing cost is 80% of the maximum possible manufacturing cost, then product design is a critical activity of the firm. The flaw arises from the assumption that much of the 80% of the cost is under the control of the product designers. However, for now, we are concerned with the influence of design vs manufacturing on the lifetime product energy or resource impact. So, going back to use vs manufacturing impacts, you might recall that we can actually visualise this use vs manufacturing impact space in terms of what needs to be done depending on where the product sits in that space. In Figure 1, we can see four quadrants of ‘sustainable product’ characterisation. The axes are the same as in the use vs manufacturing

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discussion and indicate, from low to high, the consumption or impact of that phase of the product’s life cycle. Next, the ‘low-low’ quadrant indicates the most sustainable product, while the ‘high-high’ quadrant contains products that are to be avoided or, in another sense, offer the most potential for improvement. The two ‘high-low’ quadrants represent products where we need to either increase the efficiency of the product (with respect to design or using manufacturing leveraging) or improve the efficiency of the manufacturing process relative to use and manufacturing phases. This figure does not, however, discuss the relative importance of all the phases of the product life with respect to the role of design. I’ve tried to capture this in Figure 2. The figure shows the contribution to lifetime impact or the energy/resource use of the various phases of a product, from the first concept through design and production to the end of its life. First, please note that this is a conceptual drawing trying to represent reality. There are a lot of examples where this might not represent real product performance. In addition, you might be able to adjust the location of the high and low parts of a particular pattern relative to the phase as well. However, having said that, we can identify at least four patterns of impact shown in the figure as A, B, C and D. I think that Pattern A, in blue, is a typical impact cycle with the major contributions to impact coming in the manufacturing and use phases. Pattern B, in red, reflects the design decisions that affect product impact more aggressively—such as inefficient use of energy based on design decisions/component selection, materials choice, etc. Pattern C, in yellow, reflects an introduced manufacturing process/system efficiency that reduces the manufacturing contribution, but has little impact on the rest of the product performance. This might be due to a more efficient process chain for manufacturing.

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Finally, pattern D, in green, represents an example of ‘leveraging’ manufacturing. Here, the assumption is that a more capable manufacturing process is introduced in the production plan, which may consume more energy or resource in itself but offers product advantages in that it improves the performance of the product over its lifetime. The example about improvements in automobile engine efficiency due to the aggressive use of precision manufacturing falls in this category. An important point to note is that the area under the curve is the cumulative impact of the product—basically, the product of impact x time. This implies that Pattern

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D is the best in this example since the area under the line representing that pattern is the smallest of all the examples. The worst case illustrated here, in terms of cumulative impact, is pattern B—poor design decisions. It is possible to have an improved manufacturing offset, but a somewhat poor design. Pattern C does that to some extent. With respect to these two figures and the decisions that can be made along the product phase from design through the end of its life, which will have an effect on where the product is located in the use vs manufacturing space, there is a lot of potential for reducing the impact of the product. Also, you can tell from the way I have composed the examples saying that I come from the manufacturing side of the engineering profession! I just want to make sure that we all are aware of the tremendous potential manufacturing offers to address the sustainable consumption challenge. Courtesy: David Dornfeld, Will C, Hall Family Professor of Engineering, Director, Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability, University of California

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With approximately 35 million SMEs in India, it is highly essential to ensure timely delivery, quality conformance and a steady supply of raw material. Here’s taking a look at the role played by buying clubs and how group procurement of manufacturing supplies can provide an added impetus to the growth of the SME sector in India.

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magine a scenario wherein you can easily procure the best price for the raw material required to manufacture automotive OEM parts, for construction needs or for precision engineering. Examples include chemicals & additives, inks, paints, polymers, cement and so on. Whatever be your requirement, buying clubs that bring buyers and suppliers on the same platform can help manufacturers find solutions to several problems at the same time. This includes the acute problem of economical and quality supply of raw material for the manufacturing sector, putting in place a consistent and sustainable supply chain and eliminating the constant worry of ensuring constant and timely supply of raw material.

GROWTH MATTERS

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a frequently asked question is how buying clubs will help the overall SME sector to grow. First, let’s take a quick look at where the SME sector currently stands. Today, there are an estimated 35 million SMEs in India. Together, they employ 42 million people and contribute to a stunning 45% of the industrial input and 40% of India’s total manufactured exports, informs a report by SME Chamber of India. These figures make for a sector that contributes up to 8% of India’s GDP (Source: SME India. net). However, this sector is far from realising its real potential, as compared to other countries. China, in comparison, provides employment to 94 million people with a network of 37 million units. Further, India is aspiring to achieve an economic growth of 9% or more over the next decade. To achieve this level of overall GDP growth, assuming a steady growth of 2.5% and 8% in the agriculture and manufacturing

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sectors, respectively, the SME sector (both existing and new enterprises) would need to quadruple its GDP contribution from the current level of US$200 billion. This would mean that both existing and newly created enterprises would contribute as much as 28% of India’s GDP by the year 2020, when the overall economy is expected to reach US$2.8 trillion. With the current downward revision of the projected GDP growth rates in the range of 5.7% to 5.9% in 2012– 2013, from the earlier estimate of 7.6%, its becomes extremely essential to find solutions that would reduce the problems faced by the SME sector in India. To help turn the vision of economic growth rates into reality, SMEs must be in a position to unlock their manufacturing potential and grow consistently.

BUYING CLUBS

Coming back to how buying clubs can help in this scenario, let’s first look at

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how buying clubs can work to improve the manufacturing process supply chain. The SME sector is highly fragmented as an industry and this is a major problem at the supply end of the chain. Although there are several organisations and forums that cater to the needs of SMEs, they are scattered. In this environment, SMEs have been left to fend for themselves, which is a great stumbling block in their growth and development. An online buying club, using collaborative software, can work to solve all the procurement needs of SMEs; this is a bold initiative that has been introduced at the right time. This concept can turn all the challenges faced by the SME sector into opportunities. How does this work? Buying clubs bring buyers and sellers at one platform and take on the job of negotiating bulk prices and doorstep delivery. This allows SMEs to focus on their core business of driving growth and expansion, rather than dealing with daily operational issues of supply and delivery of raw material. The SME sector needs a onestop platform for their procurement needs that can be quickly scaled up and spread across not only various manufacturing verticals but also the country. In this situation, the customer is truly the king as online platforms help SME buyers to come together in order to negotiate the best prices and services. Online buying clubs act as sourcing & purchase aggregators and turn the constraints faced by SMEs into opportunities. These buying clubs are not the regular e-commerce sites; they are much more than that. With low inventory business models, SMEs will only incur the cost of in-transit inventory risk. End-to-end logistics are essential to ensure that doorstep delivery of raw material is outsourced to a third party, further reducing risk and costs.

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online through a service portal, which is available to them all days throughout the year. Special procurement software also allows for push notification reminders about procurement that provide critical business information about the last purchase, most frequent purchase and so on. Moreover, as everything is available online, buyers can quickly compare the best available prices and view their billing and reconciliation in a transparent manner. As this platform is online, buyers and sellers can take advantage of the Internet to further expand the network through focused search solutions and use of online platforms to discuss the procurement challenges faced by the SME sector. With over 120 million Internet users, this model can also spread to Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, helping businesses to deploy national networks that are not constrained by the local availability of manufacturing raw materials.

MONEY MATTERS

This model will also help solve one of the biggest problems faced by the SME sectorâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;rising costs of raw material. Input costs have been steadily rising in the SME sector and this affects its ability to compete effectively not only in the domestic market but also internationally. Buying clubs help reduce the rising costs of raw material by connecting the buyer directly to the seller and offering them lower, negotiated prices. This results in lower margins, better profits and cash flow for SMEs. The SME sector is also a highly undercapitalised sector in the country. Experts assess that large Indian firms raised 47% of their total funding from internal sources, 19% from banks and financial institutions and 5% from capital markets. The remaining 29% came from alternative sources. For SMEs, the ďŹ nancing pattern was radically different. Half of their total annual

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funding came from alternative sources, including family and friends and credit. Only 15% came from internal sources, 25% from banks & financial institutions and 10% from capital markets. In addition, the smaller the firm, the more is its dependence on alternate sources of finance.

MEASURES UNDERTAKEN

The government is implementing a slew of measures to ease the pressure on cash, including directed credit programmes where the government requires banks to provide loans on preferential terms and conditions to SMEs for the development of the sector. As a policy, banks, especially public sector undertakings, have numerous SME development schemes, which financially help these institutions, but these measures will take long to bridge the credit gap. The industry can help itself to solve some of its problems by making use of the technologies that allow buyers and sellers to assemble online and help them achieve a national manufacturing demand and supply network at the fraction of a cost of a brick and mortar buying club. All over the world, the SME sector is the cradle of entrepreneurial spirit and fortitude and has the potential to lift people out of poverty by creating jobs nationally. The SME sector is the backbone of Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manufacturing sector and is handling the twin pressures of high and inconsistent procurement costs & processes and undercapitalisation. It is time for the sector to network and take advantage of the advancement in technology to solve these challenges. Only then will the sector be truly free to bring about an economic miracle for India. R Narayan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Power2sme Email: rnarayan@power2sme.com

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learn valuable programming skills and do work that is more stimulating.

Increase production output rates

concentration.

A robotic solution can help you increase production levels and meet customer deadlines as it does not need time away for breaks, sickness, distraction or lack of

Increase manufacturing flexibility

Robots can provide flexibility to your production line. Once the processes you require are programmed into the robot controller, you can easily switch from one programme to another and use the robots for a variety of products.

Reduce material waste and increase yield

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robots Manufacturers using robots have typically seen significant transformation in their productivity and efficiency, with higher levels of output, product quality and flexibility among the many improvements reported. Here are 10 reasons why it is essential to invest in robotsâ&#x20AC;Ś Reduce Operating Costs

Robots can help you reduce wage related costs as well as indirect overhead costs. Take energy, for example. With robots, you do not require minimum lighting and heating levels, which can reduce your energy bills significantly.

Improve product quality and consistency

Robots, with their inherent accuracy and repeatability, ensure high-quality finish for every product manufactured.

Improve work life of employees

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By using robots, you will have more products finished first time to the desired standards and reduce the amount of breakage and waste.

Improve workplace safety

The robots can take over dull, dirty, dangerous and delicate tasks currently undertaken by manual workers. By using robots, you can decrease the rate of accidents and reduce the occurrence of ailments associated with repetitive or intensive processess.

Address the challenge of recruiting skilled workers

Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s industrial processess require highly skilled manual workers who are becoming harder to find and expensive to employ. Robots can be an ideal alternative without the costs associated with recruitment and training.

Reduce capital costs, improve efficiency

Faster and efficient production lines with the help of robots help reduce capital costs associated with inventory and work in progress. By moving products faster in production, you can ensure faster and efficient service delivery.

Save precious space

Robots can help you save highly valued space in manufacturing areas as they can be placed on shelf systems, walls or even on ceilings. They can also be programmed to work in confined spaces so you do not lose valuable floor space. Courtesy: ABB

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his converyorised system can be used to serve buffet lunch for a gathering of 1000 people in 30 min with the least manpower. It is ideal for serving lunch in large public functions and in industrial canteens. The arrangement consists of S.S tables with moving nylon ropes, acting as conveying media, carrying the plates while serving the dishes. Length of 24 ft conveyor can accommodate 15 dishes kept inline with servers stationed behind serving 15 dishes in sequence, resulting in fully served plates coming out at the rate of 30 per min. It requires 230 V single phase supply, uses power as less as 60 watts bulb, with an additional feature of variable speed.

Prodaid Engineers Pvt Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: 080 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 65345363 Email: prodaid@vsnl.net, prodaid@gmail.com Website: www.prodaid.com

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he Aquaguard cooler and purifier first cools the water and then purifies, eliminating the risk of re-contamination of water and making it safe from disease causing bacteria and viruses. This product is specially designed to use for schools, offices, restaurants, etc. It is an extremely sleek and stylish cooler cum purifier which gives an elegant look to the machine. It retains the natural salts and minerals in water and purifies it without adding any chemicals, ensuring complete safe drinking water. It uses ultraviolet technology to remove physical, organic and microbiological impurities removing excess chlorine. It has steel, ABS body parts and leak-free design made of corrosion resistant material to ensure zero contamination from any other source and

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the product has been designed using push to fit connectors to completely eliminate all chances of leakage.

Eureka Forbes Limited Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 02230872578, Mob: 09819928028 Email: kalpitasuthar@eurekaforbes.com, watersolutions@eurekaforbes.com Website: www.eurekaforbes.com

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he CO2 high power generator are compact, easy to use and maintain. It is operated with diesel, kerosene or natural gas and is fully automatic. This system operates efficiently and produce liquid CO2 of the highest quality. It generates CO2 production of up to 2,000 kg/hr. The CO2 generator consists of a fabricated high-performance boiler, a stainless steel scrubbing tower, a stainless steel evaporator tower, stainless steel permanganate cleaner lines, various heat exchangers, pumps, central drive controller and a PLC with touch screen. The systems are constructed from carefully selected materials to achieve a good balance between system life and cost of capital. Before a system leaves the factory, it is after the agreed layout is completely assembled, tested at maximum capacity and provided with a surface coating.

Asco Carbon Dioxide Ltd Horn, Switzerland Tel: +41 71 466 80 80 Fax: +41 71 466 80 66 Email: info@ascoco2.com Website: www.ascoco2.com

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he Ascojet 908 is a complete dry ice blasting machine, based on the single-hose system. The dry ice blasting unit is very compact and mobile, mounted on 4 wheels, equipped with 5 m hose and an OHS4 gun. Working pressure and dry ice used on the device are adjustable. This dry ice blasting

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machine is easy to use and is ideal for industrial users who prefer simple cleaning procedure and where ease of handling is paramount. The Ascojet 908 with its handy hose system is particularly characterized by its lightness weighing only 47 kg, its practical design and its low air consumption.

Asco Carbon Dioxide Ltd Horn, Switzerland Tel: +41 71 466 80 80 Fax: +41 71 466 80 66 Email: ascojet@ascoco2.com Website: www.ascojet.com

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he AirPouch void-fill air pillow system offers high quality alternatives to traditional peanut, foam and paper packing materials. This compact unit is available in a variety of semito fully-automatic system configurations and produce durable, puncture-resistant air pillow packing materials in a range of sizes and mil gauges. AirPouch puncture-resistant air cushions are pre-formed with EZ-Tear perforations for easy handling and faster packing

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productivity. These void-fill air pillows are environmentally friendly and provide excellent protection, increased product visibility and reduced shipping costs. It improves packing productivity and lowers shipping costs. Compact, benchtop system produces air pillow bags at speeds over 50 ft/min.

Kris Automated Packaging Systems Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 67742222 Email: info@krisflexipacks.com Website: www.krisautomated.com

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ataManÂŽ 100 series of image-based ID reader combines industry-leading code reading software performance (up to 45 reads per second), ease-of-use, lighting, camera, processor and communications into an exceptionally small, industrial-rated housing. This image based ID reader is an accurate identification device. The DataMan 100 verifier has been redesigned for faster setup and easier operation with a new lighting assembly, adjustable 30 and 45 degree angle lighting, an optional height-adjustable stand and a new part positioning guide for easier location of codes. It has a three-position adjustable lens, integrated lighting and LED aimer, train and trigger button for ease of setup and C-mount lens option.

Cognex Sensors India Pvt Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020 - 40147840, 09881466003 Email: mails@mindmatterscorp.com Website: www.cognex.com

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he SSN800 series stainless steel hose reel features a narrow frame that makes it ideal for mounting in smaller spaces. With no paint to chip or potential for rust and corrosion, this reel is ideal for the food and beverage, dairy, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.Typical applications include washdown, chemical transfer, potable water, food ingredient transfer and even fire protection. It is constructed with fine grade 304 stainless frames, discs and drum. It handles single ID hose from 3/4 to 1 inch, accommodates pressures up to 1000 psi and sustains temperatures from 20oF to 400oF (-7oC to 204oC).

Hannay Reels U.S.A Tel: 5187973791 Email: catalogs@hannay.com Website: www.hannay.com

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he flange mounted onload tapchangers are used for regulating output voltage of lower capacity power, distribution, furnance and rectifier transformers. They are approved and used by all transformer manufacturers, domestic utilities, major private and public sector companies including railways, national thermal power corporation, power grid corporation of India Ltd and all state Electricity boards. Range includes 11kv, 22kv, 33kv, 66kv and 132 neutral end oil filled tapchangers, 11kV dry type 100 amps tapchanger and 11kV,400amps dry types vacuum tapchanger. They have a maximum rated through current up to 500 amps and steps voltage up to 1200 volts and are suitable for bidirectional power flow.

CTR Manufacturing Industries Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020-26633402/3/4/5, Fax: 020-26633425 Email: corporate@ctr.in Website: www.ctr.in

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he present range of plastic film capacitors covers metallised polyester, metallised polycarbonate, metallised polypropylene, film and foil polystyrene and polypropylene in round, box and flat configuration, for automation, medical electronics, automobile electronics, power electronics, defence, railway, lighting and telecom applications. The capacitors are tested in the test laboratory and is approved by National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories ( NABL ) traceable to ILAC and APLAC.

CTR Manufacturing Industries Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020-26633402/3/4/5, Fax: 020-26633425 Email: corporate@ctr.in Website: www.ctr.in

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scene input, inbuilt protection against overheating and control of dimming speed. It is a compact device and can be fitted inside distribution boards along with other modular devices to control the lighting output as per users need.

Hager Electro Pvt Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020-41477500 Fax: 020-41477510 Email: hagerwow@hager.co.in Website: www.hager.co.in

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he primary purpose of the powder coating booth is recollection of oversprayed powder for reuse. The booth also acts towards containment of the oversprayed powder within its confines, thereby preventing powder spillage in the work area. The powder coating booth is designed to accommodate manual or automatic applicators on either one side or in a back to back fashion. This is defined by the article geometry and volume of production. The booth is engineered to be stationary or mounted on wheels or trolleys to reduce the cleaning time in case of high volume production plants

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by incorporating multiple booths for multiple colours.

Intech Surface Coating Pvt Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020-22922350-53, 3292 1279 Fax: 020-22922252, 66524695 Email: projects@intechfinishing.com Website: www.intechfinishing.com

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he end mill re-sharpening machine is used for 3 to 12 mm end mill re-sharpening at adjustable angles. It provides precise grinding results and has a precision assurance within 0.02 mm. Center cutting is available with a high accuracy balance between each flute of the end mill. It is easy to operate, grinds an end mill within 1 minute and has special design high accuracy alloy steel collets with an accurate grinding consumption of 0.2 mm. It has a high efficiency DC motor, with a stable quality GE diamond dust grinding wheel, considerable design weighing only 14 kgs and is delicate and user friendly.

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he battery charged forklift includes two different designs; a three-wheel design ideal for precision load placement in tight spaces and a four-wheel forklift. It features a self-diagnostics function which provides great convenience for maintenance of the forklifts. The high accuracy sensor reminds the operator for regular service and increase safety. The forklift meets the IPX3 waterproof standard with the meticulous considerations in its proportional hydraulic control valves, control micro-switches, potentiometers as well as control signal circuits. With the reliable waterproof design, the trucks can easily be washed with running water. It has a safety valve that prevents fork dropping suddenly when hydraulic hose is damaged. A tilt lock valve cuts tilt cylinder and keeps the mast at a tilted angle when engine stops. Flow control valve prevents lift cylinder from dropping suddenly when under loading state. It has a reinforced

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overhead guard and an intelligent control system with sensor under the seat and the safety belt. The sensor tests the weight and if operator ties the safety belt at the same time, only then the start button is activated.

Malati Machines Pvt Ltd Chennai, Tamil Nadu Tel: 04562- 289914 Email: info@malatimachines.com Website: www.imaas.in

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he model Variaxis I-500 features a multiple-surface, simultaneous 5-axis high speed vertical machining centre. The machine is new in the I series and is available in different table sizes. The newest 5-axis machining centre are designed for exceptional versatility. It is equipped with highrigidity tables supported on both sides for large, heavy workpieces. Moreover, the machine also has 40 taper spindles with availability of optional spindle specifications to meet any production requirement. Table size is 500 mm - 400 mm, maximum spindle speed is 12,000 rpm and tool storage capacity is 30 tools.

Yamazaki Mazak India Pvt Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 02137-668800. Email: sudhir_patankar@mazakindia.com Website: www.mazakindia.in

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able tie is used for routing, bundling and securing of cables, pipes and hoses. The cable tie features internal serrations allowing for a positive hold onto cable, hose and pipe bundles. The design of the head guarantees a high tensile strength while allowing a very low insertion force which combined with the bent tail design of many of the ties, ensures a simple and quick installation. There are three series of the cable ties; CP series, CPR series and CPU series. It possesses natural colour or weather resistant black. Operating temperature of the tie is -25oC to +95oC. It is manufactured in accordance to American Military Specification 23190 Drawing No. Ms 3367.

Novoflex Marketing Pvt Ltd Kolkata, West Bengal Tel: 033-22260513, 09830763634 Email: novoflex@vsnl.net Website: www.novoflexgroup.com

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otorised lubrication unit is an electric driven pumps along with reservoir, oil filter and breather, suction strainer, pressure relief valve, bleed valve, etc. This unit is suitable for single shot automatic oil lubrication. These units are made to run intermittently. During motor’s ON time, all the metering cartridges eject out predetermined amount of oil at various points of machine. During the OFF period, the same metering cartridges get recharged for the next lubrication cycle. If desired, this unit can be supplied without float and pressure switch as per customers requirement. Units for liquid grease are also manufactured.

Lubrite Industries Phagwara, Punjab Tel: 1824- 228438, 329988, 09814121288 Email: info@lubriteindustries.com, lubrite75@hotmail.com Website: www.lubriteindustries.com

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arious types of brass fittings such as compression fittings, flare fittings, hose fittings, pipe fittings, forged parts, CNC turned parts, etc. are available. These fittings are available in size ranging from ¼” to 1” and 6 mm to 20 mm with British Standards, DIN Standard, SAE Standards and according

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to customers requirements with latest technology and machineries. This product finds applications in all major manufacturing industries such as automobile, hydraulic and pneumatic low pressure fittings, textiles, heating and cooling, tires, pipe, oil and gas, etc. They are available in custommade designs as well.

Patel Brass Parts Industries Jamnagar, Gujarat Tel: 0288 - 2561518 Email: info@patelbrass.com, dilip@patelbrass.com Website: www.patelbrass.com

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ortable grinding machine is a tungsten grinder which is environment friendly and has the ability to grind quality points on tungsten electrodes for TIG and plasma welding. It is equipped with an integrated dust filter thereby protecting operator and the environment against the unhealthy dust produced during the grinding of an electrode. It is able to grind

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electrodes which are as short as 15 mm with a standard clamp, whereas with a special electrode clamp, it can grind electrodes as short as 8 mm. Power supply varies from 110-330 V, frequency 50-60 Hz, motor power 650 W, RPM 28000 and weight is 2.8 Kg.

SWIT India Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: 080-42187117, 09741481117 Fax: 080-42187118 Email: sales@swit.in

 Pilfer proof seal

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ilfer proof bag closure seal is an adjustable plastic strap seal that enables an effective stoppage and avoidance of theft, security breach and fraud. These seals are ideal to protect your precious, genuine and branded products from contamination and fake products. Exclusive features are secure, reliable, versatile and strong, hot stamping for permanent impression, 7 digits sequential numbering, printed/high-rise company name/ logo, tamper proof spikes for better gripping. Applications areas include bulk drug, refineries, chemical industries, pharmaceutical industries, clinical waste, containers/ drums, postal department, courier bags,

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currency bags, vehicle doors, airline baggage, etc.

Novoflex Marketing Pvt Ltd Kolkata, West Bengal Tel: 033-22260513, 09830763634 Fax: 033-22297814 Email: sales@novoflex.co.in Website: www.novoflex.in

 Portable circular saw

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ortable circular saw can effortlessly saw at high speed through all kinds of material such as steel, stainless steel, aluminum and copper. It faces no problems sawing wood and plastic. Showers of sparks belong almost to the collector and therefore the surroundings remain clean. The blade runners are lightweight and ergonomically designed. Besides, they are easily manageable, extremely precise and accurate in working. All blade runners are equipped with a variable angle setting. They are useful for fast and burr-free working and no greasing or cooling is required.

Consortech Tools (India) Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020-24445576, 65002414. Fax: 020-24445884, 24443838. Email: constech@pn2.vsnl.net.in

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 Double sided lapping machine

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our-way double sided lapping or polishing machine has a unique features such as four way motion, in-process plate conditioning and precise pneumatic pressure control during lapping, variable speed drive, slurry re-circulation system, etc. The upper and lower lapping plates rotate in opposite direction to each other. The carriers rotate about it while revolving in either direction, thereby creating four way motions. It finds typical applications in lightening arrestors, compressor valve plates, automobile and aircraft parts, piston rings, watch glass, pump parts, shims, vanes washers, slip gauges, quartz crystals, semi conductor wafers and many more.

Speedfam (India) Pvt Ltd Navi Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 0251- 2620403 / 404 / 405 Fax: 0251- 2620406 Email: indianinquiry@speedfam.co.in Website: www.speedfam.co.in

 CNC vertical machining centre

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X series contributes to machine tool by performance and versatility, providing competitiveness to manufacturing companies based on a special design concept of travelling column with all axis movements on tool tip and none on table for better dynamics and tool trajectory. This machine possesses versatility and capacity to carry out the maximum range of jobs within the working envelop with very high precision of dynamic positioning with total geometric, mechanical and thermal stability in structural parts. EX 1680 with X/Y/Z (1600/800/800 mm) has all axis movement on spindle head and a 20-tool ATC. Equipped with fixed table (2000X800 mm), it has high table load carrying capacity of 4500 kg with variants in table configuration, while C-axis option of rotary table-in-table of 700X800 mm is also available. High-power spindle with 8000 rpm (32.3/21.5 kW, BT40) comes as standard with options of ‘U-2’ position head and ‘P’-continuous servo axis for 5-axis head.

Jyoti CNC Automation Ltd Rajkot – Gujarat Tel: 02827-287412 Fax: 02827-287480 Email: info@jyoti.co.in Website: www.jyoti.co.in

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 560 CNC horizontal machining centre

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MC series are high speed, high precision CNC horizontal machining centres with the best available features to match the demanding requirement of industry. May it be mass production or capability to machine large work pieces, these machines have special features to perform variety of operations starting from heavy roughing to precision finishing work. HMC 560 has thermally stable graded cast-iron body with widely spaced, heavily ribbed base, to damp vibration and enable higher cutting parameters with better accuracy and dynamic performance. Special design of twin ball-screw in x-axis with special box type structure gives ability for better rigidity, accuracy and dynamics. With x/y/z (780/730/750 mm), z-axis is on travelling-table while x and y-axis on spindle head and 40 tool ATC. Equipped with table (500X630 mm), it can accommodate workpiece of 800X950 mm. High-speed electro spindle with 10000 rpm (41 kW, SK50) comes as standard with b-axis on integrated direct-torque rotary

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table and an auto pallet changer for reduced ideal time for set-up.

technology allows for a higher flexibility to inlet water conditions, thus lowering the risk of scaling and improving reliability.

Jyoti CNC Automation Ltd Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: 02827-287412 Fax: 02827-287480 Email: info@jyoti.co.in Website: www.jyoti.co.in

Aquatech Systems Asia Pvt Ltd Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020 – 66547000, 7269, 09890343114 Email: waghn@aquatech.com Website: www.aquatech.com

 Fractional electro-deionisation

 Multi-tasking machine

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ith patented dual voltage technology, the Fractional Electro-Deionization (FEDI) technology is the next generation EDI technology for production of high purity water. Developed taking into account the limitations of conventional EDI, FEDI improves the reliability of EDI for the production of high purity water for power and semiconductor applications. Unlike conventional EDI, FEDI stacks are able to tolerate hardness in the feed water. As a result, FEDI can be used after single pass RO without the need for softening or second pass RO, on most feed waters. FEDI’s dual voltage

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he machine is a 5th generation multi-tasking machine. Done in one processing integrex i-100ST. The machine is the newest member of the integrex I series 6” chuck. It helps reduce the machining time by utilising the milling spindle, second spindle and lower turret. The machine features long strokes for large workpiece capacity with 5-axis simultaneous machining for complex workpieces. It performs processing from raw material to finished workpiece in a single setup. Moreover, the machine also has high-power spindle for heavy-duty cutting. Maximum machining diameter is 500 mm, max spindle speed is 6,000 rpm, max milling spindle speed 12,000

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rpm and tool storage capacity is 36 tools.

Yamazaki Mazak India Pvt Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 02137-668800. Fax: 02137-668829 Email: sudhir_patankar@mazakindia.com Website: www.mazakindia.in

 Fire rolling shutter

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ire rolling shutter is constructed with galvanised or stainless steel in a variety of gauges, slat designs and finishes for unsurpassed strength, durability and style. Wide range of styles meet or exceed industry fire safety testing standards including UL, FM and ULC. The doors are also compliant with all NFPA-80 standards. The door closes automatically under governor control after separation of fuse link. UL-listed brush â&#x20AC;&#x201C; type smoke gaskets satisfy smoke retardation requirements. Additional safety options include the fire sentinel time-delay release device photoelectric or ionisation-type smoke detectors with or without heat detector. Additionally, available uninterruptible power supply for use with motor-operated doors allows door closure

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by central alarm or smoke detector under motor power. It has two to four hours fire rated resistance. It is compliant with BS 476 part 22/UL/FM/REI 120.

Gandhi Automations Pvt Ltd Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022- 66720200/66720300 Fax: 022-66720201 Email: sales@geapl.co.in Website: www.geapl.co.in

 Three phase heavy duty industrial vacuum cleaner

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he three phase heavy duty industrial vacuum cleaner is suitable for all industrial applications. All the models are available in powder coated mild steel, partial SS and complete stainless steel constructions. Vacuum cleaner is built on sturdy trolleys and supplied with various accessories and filter options including HEPA to suit different industrial applications in textile, food, pharmaceuticals, wood-working, engineering and electronics industries. It is equipped with high efficiency primary cyclone separators with secondary separators as cartridge filters / bag filters. It is also available for wet and dry applications. These are also modified for complete wet handling systems for extraction of machine coolants and swarf separation.

Blowtech Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022-28458372/28457073 Email: response@vacuumcleanerindia.com Website: www.vacuumcleanerindia.com

 Portable abrasive blaster

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brasive blasting is an industrial process that entails forceful direction of abrasive particle against the work surface to remove the contaminants, scale, rust and provide clean surface for cleaning and finishing of components prior to painting, electroplating, epoxy coating and metallising. The portable abrasive blaster model â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ku-portâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; can be used for cleaning on various metal surfaces like towers, bridges, steel structures, forged and die cast components, pipes, tanks, etc. The operation could also be performed on glass, ceramics, plastic, wood, stone and in handicraft industries prior to powder coating. Variety of media can be used as abrasives for different applications and finish. The basic features of Ku-Port are that it is low cost equipment which is available in different sizes; no electricity required, easy to carry, best suited to clean components of varying size and large structures

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at site. Recommended safety wears are supplied with Ku-Port like airfed blasting helmet model ‘Ku–2’, helmet air conditioner, air breather, operator suit, gum boots and hand gloves.

Kushal Udhyog Jodhpur, Rajasthan Tel: 0291- 2764040, 09414301701 Fax: 0291 2764041 Email: kushaludg@sancharnet.in Website: www.kushaludhyog.com

 Mini arc welding transformer

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ulcan regulator type mini welder medium duty machines in 150, 200 and 250 amps ratings are compact, light weight arc welders. It is used for repair and maintenance jobs in medium duty cycles, light fabrication works, light production jobs in farms and small workshops, automobile garage and repair workshops. It yields high performance to cost ratio compared to any other machine in the market. It is built with latest trends in design and manufacturing and tested to most stringent standards to offer years of trouble free service. It is designed with modern looks,

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Canary Electricals Pvt Ltd Morbi, Gujarat Tel: 02822-250431 Fax: 02822-250433 Email: info@vulcanwelding.com, vulcanwelding@gmail.com Website: www.vulcanwelding.net

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 Alarm management device for process monitoring

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ith the new CombiSeries, a tailor-made alarm management system is developed for the process industry. The easy-to-handle measuring instruments with flexibly programmable displays provide for new practical options in process monitoring. With the CombiPress pressure gauge and CombiTemp temperature gauge, the CombiSeries can optionally be configured with a CombiView display. The CombiView displays provide an often helpful overview of the current status of individual processes directly on site. The measuring values do not have to be analysed first because the display indicates at a glance whether the preset measuring values are exceeded and immediate intervention is required. In practice, the principle of the CombiView is similar to a traffic light circuit: A clear signal indicates whether there is a need for action. The background color red is suitable e.g. for values that call for fast intervention. A green background could signal proper operation. The user can individually select and set his indication preferences himself.

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he ready to use compact three phase SCR power controller can be used for electrical heating loads ranging from 1.5 KW to 12 KW/3-phase. This power pack module comprises of SCR triggering card model LTC-15, rightly rated back to back connected SCRs (with electrically isolated base)- mounted on the heat sink. SCR devices are protected by glass fuses, thermal cutouts (thermistors) and RC-snubbers. Heavy duty

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terminal connectors are provided for AC 3 phase supply, control signal and heater wires. The entire assembly is mounted on MS powder coated plate/enclosure, which in turn can be easily fixed inside the closed control panel as desired. Potentiometric settings are accessible to the user for on-site calibrations, max/min voltage output and ramp up/ramp down time adjustments. This model accepts the control signal from external DDC, PID or PLC controller in the form of (0-5)V, (0-10)V or (4-20)mA user selectable control signals. Thyristor based power controller has varied application areas and can be used with heating elements like nichrome, tungstan, kanthal, infra-red, etc.

Libratherm Instruments Pvt Ltd Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022-28963823, 28960569, 28964769 Email: libratherm@libratherm.com, sales@libratherm.com Website: www.libratherm.com

 Programmable logic controller

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icro to medium range of programmable logic controllers (PLC) has class leading memory capabilities and scan times. The PLCs follow industry standard IEC 61131 standards of programming and can be programmed in Ladder, FBD, IL, ST and SFC styles. The PLC software has dedicated function blocks for motion control rendering. Programming of stepper and servo motors is very simple and quick. It supports up to four axis of control with linear interpolation and also supports up to eight high

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speed counters simultaneously. The software also has options of creating customised function blocks giving OEM customers the option of creating their own IP and protecting the same. The new FPOR PLC has dedicated function blocks for electronic gearing and print mark registration control which are very useful in packaging, labelling and bag cutting applications. The FPX PLCs have up to 8 high speed counters useful for applications such as liquid filling. The FP Sigma and the FP2 series complete the range of PLCs.

Strategi Automation Solutions Pvt Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka Ph: 080-32329798/32467879 Fax: 080-41163047 Email: sales@strategiautomation.com Website: www.strategiautomation.com

 Rotary vane oil free vacuum pump

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inivac RVD and MVC series of oil free vacuum pump is direct coupled/belt driven and monobloc vacuum pumps mounted on common base frames. This is compact in size, vibration free and hence can be mounted inside the machines. It attains maximum vacuum levels up to 25” of Hg and capacities range from 50 lpm to 2000 lpm. Use of imported graphite vane give advantage of prolonged vane life, silent operation and reduces wear and tear on stator. It is useful in many applications like capsule printing machines and other pharmaceutical machineries, packaging / labeling machines, screen printing, plate making, book binding, folding machines, vacuum chucking, etc.

Shree Siddhi Vinayak Industries Thane, Maharashtra Tel: 022-28458372 Fax: 022 - 28457073 Email: response@minivacpumps.com Website: www.minivacpumps.com

 Magnetic driven pumps

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he seal-less, magnetic driven pump is offered in centrifugal, peripheral, sliding vane, self-priming, centreline mounted, inline and vertical pump versions. This pump is manufactured in metallic and non-metallic constructions.

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The pump has applications in oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, industrial refrigeration, offshore platform, electronic and galvanising and nuclear plant areas amongst others. To safeguard the pumps, dry-running protection, temperature monitors on rear casing and ATEX certification are also offered as options for many models. The seal-less magnetic driven pump is available in 26 designs with over 350 basic models. The wide range of pumps will help meet the customer’s exact process requirements.

Shanbhag & Associates Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022-28346604, 28340071 Fax: 022-28388334 Email: info@shanbhags.com Website: www.shanbhags.com

 Centrifugal PP monoblock pumps

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he PCX M series polypropylene (PP) monoblock pumps are used for handling chemicals, loading and unloading tankers, acid pickling, etc. The casing, impeller and back plate are made of virgin moulded PP. The shaft is covered with high alumina ceramic sleeve and mechanical seal of teflon bellow type with GFT v/s ceramic seal faces. These pumps eliminate the problem of pump and motor alignment generally faced in coupled type pumps. These also reduce chances of seal failure and provide long operating life. The pump comes with std. 415 V, 2900 RPM TEFC NFLP motor. The PCX M series pump is available in 1, 2, 3 and 5 HP models with capacity up to 40 m3/hr and maximum head up to 32 m.

Taha Pumps & Valves Surendranagar, Gujarat Tel: 02752 – 240233 Mob: 9825599415, 9825829875 Email: tahapv@yahoo.co.in, info@tahapumps.com Website: www.tahapumps.com

 Hollow fiber ultrafiltration modules

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-SEP hollow fiber ultrafiltration (UF) modules contain UF membranes manufactured with an innovative cloud point precipitation method. This process ensures a high pore density along the length of the fiber and uniform pore size

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distribution in the membrane. Q-SEP modules deliver superior performance characteristics and product water quality that surpasses the quality from conventional UF modules, with low silt density index (SDI) and excellent rejection of bacteria and viruses. Q-SEP UF modules are made from a hydrophilic polyethersulfone material that provides high fiber strength and excellent low fouling characteristics, resulting in higher productivity. These hollow fiber membranes operate under low transmembrane pressure in an inside-out flow configuration for superior performance.

Aquatech Systems Asia Pvt Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020 – 66547000, 7269, Mob: 09890343114 Email: waghn@aquatech.com Website: www.aquatech.com

 Pipe bevelling tools

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ipe bevelling tools are fully portable for offshore pipelines and onsite use and can bevel at any degree of angle including precision ‘J preps’ for automatic welding. It is designed for long life and ease of use and requires no special operator training, all clamp to the pipe I.D, employ direct-drive bearing supported gears and use the EscoLock blade lock system with interchangeable cutter blades to bevel, face, and bore simultaneously. A broad line of portable welding end prep tools for bevelling pipe ranging from 38mm I.D. to 914mm O.D. made of hard super alloys, offshore and in fabrication shops, is available with pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motors, depending upon model. They are suitable for bevelling stainless steel, super duplex, and P-91 alloys.

ESCO Tool Massachusetts - United States Tel: (508) 429-4441 Fax: (508) 359-4145 Email: matt@escotool.com Website: www.escotool.com

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IETF Manufacturing Focus: Manufacturing Industry Where: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi Tel: 0124)-4014060 / 4014061 Fax: (91)-(124)-4014088

5-7 February, 2013 EXPO MANUFACTURA 2013 Focus: Manufacturing Productivity Where: Cintermex, Monterrey, N.L., 64010, Mexico Tel: 52 (81) 8369 6969 Fax: 52 (81) 8369 6911 E-mail: info@cintermex.com.mx

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electronica & productronica China 2013 Focus: Materials processing, production related services Where: Shanghai New International Expo Centre Tel: +86-21-2020-5503 Fax: +86-21-2020-5688 E-mail: dong.yongfa@mmi-shanghai.com

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Fastener Fair India 2013 Focus: Plant & Machinery, Tools & Tooling Equipment Where: Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai Tel: +91 (0) 124 452 4207 Fax: +91 (0) 124 452 4227 Email: fastenerfair.india@interads.in Website: http://www.fastenerfair.com

Blech India 2013 Focus: Sheet Metal Working Where: Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai Tel: +91 124 452 4207 Fax: +91 124 452 4227 Email: blech.india@interads.in Website: http://www.blechindia.com

China (Shanghai) International Wind Energy Exhibition and Conference Focus: Wind energy Where: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai, China Tel: +86-21-51978782 51978781 51978780 Fax: +86-21-51010898 Email: cwee@mpzhongmao-dr.com Web: www.cwee.com.cn

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Design & Manufacturing Canada 2013 Focus: Manufacturing equipment, components Where: Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, Canada Tel: +1 (416) 245 5000 Fax: +1 (416) 245 4923 E-mail: mailbox@torontocongresscentre.com

SmartEnergyMarket SEM Focus: Intelligent grids, energy storage solutions Where: MunichExpo Veranstaltungs GmbH, München, Germany Tel: +49 (0)89/322991-16 Fax: +49 (0)89/322991-19 E-mail: tobias.ulmer@munichexpo.de

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Automotive Engineering Show Focus: Automotive manufacturing sector Where: Chennai Trade & Convention Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu Tel: +(91)-(22)-32019137/40201000 Fax: +(91)-(22)-28324404 Email: sales@aes-show.com Website: www.aes-show.com/index.aspx

Automation Technology Expo East Focus: Manufacturing and automation equipments and products Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, USA Tel: +1 310/445-4200 Fax: +1 310/445-4299 Email: tssalesadmin@ubm.com Website: www.canontradeshows.com/expo/atxe13/index.html

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Aurangabad February 22-25, 2013

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Engineering Expo Ludhiana 2012

Ludhiana

December 21–24, 2012 GLADA Ground

Exploring a horizon of opportunities Generating tremendous response from the industry, Engineering Expo Ludhiana has proved to be a game changer for the machine tools industry in the region. Leveraging the vast potential and possibilities of the state, the Expo provided the perfect platform for accelerating business. Held during December 21–24, 2012, the Expo witnessed a wide range of business possibilities being unfolded. The four-day event received a robust response from the industry at large. A report… Anwesh Koley

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round Independence in 1947, Ludhiana had a handful of machine tools units and some units that manufactured hosiery machines. Over time, units producing bicycle and auto parts entered the scene. Eventually, there came about the need for machine tools to meet the growing demand for mother machines in the country. That is when entrepreneurs established machine tools producing units in Ludhiana. Today, Ludhiana has evolved to become one of the major producers of mother machinery in India. Led by manufacturing leaders, Ludhiana is fast emerging as a leading investment destination in the northern belt of the country. Capitalising on this vast growth potential, the Ludhiana edition of Engineering Expo organised by Network 18 Publishing, emerged as an eye opener. Inaugurated amid incredible industry response, the maiden edition of Engineering Expo Ludhiana and Punjab Machine Tools Show (PUMTOS) stood tall with potential on the very first day. The Expo not only highlighted the potential of regions like Punjab in northern India but also made it evident to manufacturers how they could have easy access to this manufacturer-friendly zone. Held at GLADA Ground, Ludhiana, during 21–24 December, 2012, the event generated commendable enthusiasm among exhibitors. Visitors too were excited about the prospects of a

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show of such a magnitude being held in the developing industrial region of Ludhiana.

A grand opening

Positioned to add positivities to the manufacturing and machine tools industry in and around Ludhiana, the Expo saw business deals worth `10 crore in the first few hours of the trade exposition and an order book outlook looking potent with big business deals for the exhibitors, thus benchmarking itself with the best in class trade shows. Gracing the occasion and boosting the confidence of the industry, Hon’ble Minister of State for Industries and Commerce, Shri Anil Joshi, insisted, “We need a foolproof plan to promote the machine tools

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industry in Ludhiana. The Ministry is willing to extend all possible support to the machine tools manufacturers to set up business. We have the right pool of manpower available, but we need exposure so that our machinery is accepted not only in India, but across the globe.” The inaugural function was also attended by Ludhiana Mayor Shri Harcharan Singh Golwaria. Addressing the audience, he said, “A cursory look at the halls in the Expo clearly showed that the machinery available in Ludhiana can benchmark global quality. However, we are still heavily dependent on importing machinery. We need to reduce this dependence by spreading awareness about our machinery to the world.”

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The other dignitaries present at the inauguration included prominent industry stalwarts like SSS Dhillon, Director, MSME Development Institute; Mahesh Khanna, GM, District Industries Center; Mahendra Singh Dhakad, Programme Director, United Nations Industrial Development Organization-International Center for the Advancement of Manufacturing Technology (UNIDO-ICAMT); Paramjit Singh, GM, Institute of Machine Tool Technology; Simarjeet Singh Bains, MLA; Deepak Ballani, National Programme Officer, UNIDOICAMT; Rajesh Jain, Sr Manager, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC); Sukhdial Singh, President, Consortium of Ludhiana Machine Tools Manufacturers (CLMTM); Manjit Singh Matharoo, CEO, Matharoo & Matharoo Inc & General Secretary, CLMTM and Sandeep Khosla, CEO, Network 18 Publishing.

Boosting industry sentiments

While Ludhiana has seen a flurry of enthusiastic entrepreneurs and investments, there are areas that still need attention. Elaborating further, Matharoo added, “Of late, the machine tools industry in Ludhiana is suffering due to lack of exposure and a platform to demonstrate its credentials. However, with an event like Engineering Expo, I am confident that we will successfully regain our lost ground.” The machine tools fraternity unanimously accepted that a platform, which can help the region showcase its industrial might, was needed. To this, Dhillon averred, “We need to organise similar events frequently in Ludhiana in order to bring our facilities and service providers together and discuss the requisite improvements for this sector in the region.”

An innovative platform for business possibilities

Visitors at the show were amazed by the variety of machinery on display and found the event to be a first-in-

Highlights of this edition 250 exhibitors pan India Spread over more than

12,000 sqm 26,135 business visitors

visited across India Business transacted worth `195 crore* 16,188 business leads generated* 20,000+ products displayed from different industries More than 3,50,000 kg machinery moved in for display * Feedback received from exhibitors

class arena to interact with industry players. Amit Takkar, Director, Takkar Industries, exclaimed, “I visited this Expo for the first time and I am pleased with the arrangements. The variety of machinery on display was commendable. An event of this magnitude has taken place in Ludhiana for the first time; the local industry should take full advantage of this opportunity.” Another visitor, Abhishek Handa, Business Development Manager, Radeecal Communications, observed, “The Expo is appealing at first sight. Moreover, the companies exhibiting here are big names from the industry. I am quite satisfied with the overall arrangements at the Expo.” Pankaj Jain, Manager, Rexam Bright Solutions, another visitor, also shared similar sentiments. He stated, “An event of this stature and scale is taking place for the first time in Ludhiana and I am pleased to see the quality of machinery on display. The choice of venue is an important factor for such events and GLADA Grounds is the perfect location to attract a large number of visitors. Such events should take place more often in Ludhiana.”

An event to reckon with

The exhibition halls saw a large number of visitors, of which many expressed

their keenness to exhibit in the Expo next year. Also, the exhibitors received considerable enquiries for their machines and were highly optimistic about generating substantial business. Substantiating the same, CS Sidhu, Director – Technical, GR Cranes & Elevators, said, “We have received a large number of enquiries at this event and expect most of these to convert into business. We have already sold machines to many customers.” Another exhibitor, Robin Basant, Managing Partner, Basant Mechanicals, expressed, “The Expo plays a crucial role not only in business development but also in increasing profitability. Engineering Expo is considered to be an ideal platform for companies to foster growth through reach and awareness to their right target audience. Presented by Network 18 Publishing, Engineering Expo proves to be a perfect combination of a vast range of exhibitors, spacious venue, state-of-the-art amenities and humungous visitor turnout, which is crucial for exhibitors.” Didarjit Singh, Proprietor, Karam Chucks, who also exhibited at the Expo, said, “Personally, my expectations from Engineering Expo at Ludhiana were very high and this Expo has lived up to my expectations. It has not only given us vast exposure but has also given us the confidence to launch some of our new products so that people who are not able to attend international shows, can find internal quality products in India.” Matharoo aptly concluded, “Engineering Expo is a great platform to showcase the industrial talent residing in smaller towns and cities of India. A place like Ludhiana has the skills to attract international manufacturers to India, and such Expos do a commendable job in assisting this.” The next edition of the Engineering Expo will be held in Aurangabad during February 22–25, 2013. anwesh.koley@network18publishing.com

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Panel Discussion: Ludhiana

Is Punjab ready to reclaim its manufacturing might? This is the question that got the panelists and audiences thinking. The electrifying panel discussion, which was attended by over 200 prominent industry players, highlighted not only the progress and prospects of Ludhiana but also focused on the problems plaguing the region’s industrial development. Held on December 14, 2012, the panel discussion was aimed at finding ways to make Ludhiana a brand beyond hosiery and woollens. Anwesh Koley

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eople define a place by its prospects. Going by this logic, Ludhiana is brimming with prospects and has a great future. A panel discussion on the topic ‘Is Punjab Ready To Reclaim Its Manufacturing Might?’ was organised by Network 18 Publishing along with its partners United Nations Industrial Development Organization-International Centre for Advancement of Manufacturing Technology (UNIDO-ICAMT); Consortium of Ludhiana Machine Tools Manufacturers (CLMTM); National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and Association of Ludhiana Machine Tool Industries (ALMTI). Held at Park Plaza on December 14, 2012, this engaging panel discussion was attended by over 200 top industry personalities from in and around Ludhiana.

Issues Debated

The panel discussion brought forth the burning issues that are creating hurdles in the industrial progress of Ludhiana. During the discussion, Matharoo made a very valid point when he said, “The machine tools industry is

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The eminent list of panelists comprised (L-R) Gaurav Swarup, Director, Marshall Machines Pvt Ltd; Manjit Singh Matharoo, CEO, Matharoo & Matharoo Inc, General Secretary, Consortium of Ludhiana Machine Tools Manufacturers; Shailesh Sheth, Corporate Secretary Advisor & Senior National Consultant, UNIDO; SC Ralhan, Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) Convenor of Punjab; Mahendra Singh Dhakad, Programme Director, UNIDO-ICAMT and VR Dahake, Scientist in-charge, CSIR-CMERI.

the backbone of the manufacturing sector and Ludhiana must make its presence felt in this sector globally. Till date, Ludhiana has provided an excellent environ for doing business, but the region has not received the attention it deserves. We require lowcost solutions for the machinery sector or else, we shall lose out to the world. Being the manufacturing guru and a mentor to many, Shailesh Sheth impressed that amid lacuna, there is sufficient reason to be optimistic. He insisted, “Ludhiana has machine tools manufacturers and the market which uses these machines. We need to provide a platform for the two to interact and create awareness about various quality requirements. The entrepreneurial skill available in the region is well acknowledged by all; this has enabled Ludhiana to never run out of innovative minds. However, entrepreneurs must give up their micro-centric approach and think big; beyond the region first and then, globally.” Fortunately, Ludhiana and Rajkot

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are key industrial clusters, which have developed machines that are not manufactured anywhere in the country. To this, Swarup added, “We have the technical expertise and the minds to go a long way forward.” Talking about branding—a key requirement to have market presence—Matharoo averred, “We have to create brand awareness about the high-quality products we offer. We cannot expect the world to come to us; we have to tell them that we have arrived. ‘Made in Ludhiana’ should now be a brand beyond hosiery and woolens.” In his address, Dhakad stated, “Efforts should be made by the industries as well as the government to develop Punjab as the hub for global supply chain. Also, the industries need to focus on sustainable and inclusive growth avenues as it can define new horizons for their further development.” Moderated by Archana TiwariNayudu, Executive Editor, Network 18 Publishing, the panel discussion was followed by a question & answer session.

Engineering Expo Indore 2013

Indore

January 11-14, 2013 Labhganga Convention Centre

Empowering SMEs, Expanding Market Reach The manufacturing and allied sectors in and around Indore are experiencing a surge in business and investment like never before. Amid such promising prospects and tremendous untapped potential, Engineering Expo Indore 2013 emerged as a catalyst and added to the growth momentum of Madhya Pradesh. A report... pallavi mukhopadhyay

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s one of the emerging cities of India, Indore offers potentially lower costs, necessary and inexpensive infrastructure as well as a suitable business environment for companies. Moreover, there is immense scope for innovative ideas to be nurtured in this region. Indore is a land of opportunities for small and large businesses alike. Today, Indore has opened its doors to both Indian and international investors. A hotspot for manufacturing units, the city has unleashed its mammoth potential of hosting new industries and tapping opportunities that await India. A recent study by Cushman & Wakefield stated that Indore is one of the top 10 emerging cities of India for long-term business investment across industries. Madhya Pradesh houses more than five original equipment manufacturers and more than 100 auto component manufacturing facilities. Their market size is approximately US$306 million. Additionally, IT major Infosys is investing `600 crore In its proposed unit in Indore. Tata Consultancy Services is also investing `410 crore in the city. With the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first operational greenfield special economic zone spanning 1,038 hectare set up in Indore, an influx of investor and business opportunities will be seen along with an increase in job opportunities.

Boosting Growth

Given the current spate of investments

(L-R): Omprakash Gupta, President, MPEMCA; Dinesh Patidar, Chairman & MD, Shakti Pumps (I) Ltd; Krishna Murari Moghe, Mayor, Indore; Amit Goyal, Chairman, FIEO; Ajay Sahai, Director General and CEO, FIEO and Sudhanva Jategaonkar, Associate Vice President, Network 18 Publishing

across an array of industries in and around Indore, as well as those in the pipeline for the near future, this central part of India is poised for major industrial growth. In this context, Engineering Expo Indore 2013, which took place on January 11â&#x20AC;&#x201C;14, 2013, at the Labhganga Convention Centre, emerged as a catalyst for the growth momentum of Madhya Pradesh. The Expo was spread across more than 10,500 sqm and showcased more than 8,000 products by over 208 exhibitors in 30 diverse industry categories. With an outlook to augment business opportunities of the manufacturing and machine tools industry in and around Indore, the Expo saw business deals worth `72 crore and an order book with big business deals for the exhibitors, thus benchmarking itself with top class

trade shows.

Inaugural Ceremony: Highlights

The 5th edition of Engineering Expo Indore was successfully organised by Network 18 Publishing in association with Madhya Pradesh Electric Merchants and Contractors Association (MPEMCA) and Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO). Amid promising prospects for a fast-emerging Madhya Pradesh, the Expo came alive with the lighting of the inaugural lamp in the presence of esteemed dignitaries comprising Krishna Murari Moghe, Mayor, Indore; Dinesh Patidar, Chairman & MD, Shakti Pumps (I) Ltd; Omprakash Gupta, President, MPEMCA; Amit Goyal, Chairman, FIEO; Ajay Sahai, Director General and CEO, FIEO and Sudhanva

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Jategaonkar, Associate Vice President, Network 18 Publishing. In his inaugural speech, Moghe said, “I am pleased that Engineering Expo is being organised in Indore. We will benefit from the large business platform offered by the Expo. Business owners are getting a great opportunity to promote their brands and products through this Expo, which can contribute to the progress of not only the state but also the country and thus propel economic growth.” While appreciating the contribution of Engineering Expo to the industries of the region, Patidar said, “This Expo has given a good platform to exhibitors. The industry, as a whole, and local customers are benefitted by it. I sincerely hope everybody’s business is boosted through this initiative. Today, the business fraternity in Indore needs to engage in continuous learning and development to keep up with the innovative and changing concepts of business processes and practices.” Gupta encouraged the audience to leverage the Expo in furthering their business growth. He added, “Engineering Expo will help in increasing technical knowledge within the business community. I urge everyone to have a good time and take advantage of the Expo. This is a great chance for exhibitors to display a wide array of products and a golden opportunity for the industry to learn about the latest technologies available in the market.” Addressing a packed audience, Goyal observed, “Madhya Pradesh is a progressive state, and small & medium enterprises comprise 80% of the business. I thank Network 18 for taking this initiative to help the manufacturing fraternity gain more mileage and engage in knowledge sharing. I wish all the participants the very best and hope for the exhibition to be a grand success.” Sahai highlighted the role of this Expo and the importance of value addition in innovation for the manufacturing fraternity of the country.

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Highlights of this edition Pan India participation by 208 exhibitors Spread across more than

10,500 sqm 12,019 business visitors

visited across India Business transacted worth `72 crore* More than 11,272 business leads generated* 8,000+ products displayed from different industries More than 75,000 kg machinery moved in for display * Feedback received from exhibitors

He observed, “Indore has been seeing healthy annual growth and has a competitive edge due to the availability of manpower. Engineering Expo has been a trendsetter for the domestic as well as the export market. Innovation and R&D will be the growth drivers for the manufacturing sector in India, and the country promises great potential in this direction.” Jategaonkar delivered the vote of thanks on behalf of the organisers and said, “I thank all our partners and participants who have helped us bring Engineering Expo to its current position of an insightful and engaging business forum. This Expo is intended for the overall benefit of the engineering and manufacturing industry, and we have plans to further strengthen its offerings in the years to come.”

An Empowering Experience

Engineering Expo Indore 2013 empowered visitors with the latest technologies and strategic industry insights. Being a transmission line (cables, energy metres, isolators) supplier, Deepak Lalwani, Proprietor, Deepak Traders, has been attending the Expo for the last three years. “I come to the Engineering Expo as I get an opportunity to learn about the latest technology, interact with the exhibitors

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and see new machinery. Responses from the exhibitors are great. I think this is an excellent platform for buying and sharing,” explained Lalwani. Another visitor, Suneel Arora, Proprietor, Pooja Electronics, said, “The Expo has been a knowledge sharing experience. Such Expos are good for a city like Indore as it enables the industry to become familiar with the latest technology. I am having a great experience here.” The exhibitors at the Expo varied from companies focused on green initiatives to those involved in providing identity and security solutions. Among the exhibitors, Nimesh Doshi, Owner, Asiatic Traders, said, “We are distributors of machine tools and are working towards green energy. We have launched solar panels in this edition of Engineering Expo. The Expo has been a success as all the stalls have 100% occupancy.” Govind Agrawal, CEO, Anaxee Technologies Pvt Ltd, shared, “We deal in biometrics, identity management, fingerprint technology, face & iris recognition and metal detectors. The latest technologies we have launched at this Expo are new Adhaar authentication systems and JustLook face recognition systems. We are customising our Android-based applications for our clients and giving discounts to visitors who book here.” An exhibitors’ directory comprising the listing of all the exhibitors at the Expo and their vital details was also unveiled. This wealth of information took the participants of the Expo a step closer in their quest to stay competitive in business. Engineering Expo attracted more than 12,000 visitors and buyers from in and around the city. With a great display of some of the latest machinery, tools and technology, the Expo catered to the diverse requirements of the manufacturing industry. The next edition of Engineering Expo will be held in Aurangabad during February 22–25, 2013. pallavi.mukhopadhyay@network18publishing.com

Panel Discussion: indore

Is Indore the next big investor’s magnet? On the sidelines of Engineering Expo Indore 2013, a panel discussion held on January 11, 2013, analysed in depth the prospects of and problems in the industrial progress of Indore. Pallavi Mukhopadhyay

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n the wake of a welcome growth spurt in Madhya Pradesh, Engineering Expo Indore 2013 took a step forward and dug deeper into the nuances of Indore’s growth story. A panel discussion was held after the inauguration of the Expo to help investors planning to set up businesses in Indore explore their horizons. Already established businesses explored the scope for further expansion not only outside Indore but also internationally. Serving as food for thought for industry leaders and professionals, this brainstorming session brought forth the highlights and lowdowns of investing in the central business district of the country. Held on January 11, 2013, the panel discussion comprised an eclectic mix of leading industry experts including Dinesh Patidar, Chairman & MD, Shakti Pumps (I) Ltd; Bhupesh Trivedi, Head – Power Sales, Waaree Energies Pvt Ltd; Dr Gautam Kothari, President, Pithampur Audhyogik Sangathan; Ajay Sahai, Director General & CEO, FIEO and Amit Goyal, Chairman, FIEO. The panel discussion was moderated by Archana Tiwari-Nayudu, Executive Editor, Network 18 Publishing.

Growth on fast track

Madhya Pradesh has come a long way since the 1980s. Today, investors are taking notice of the state due to its ideal geographical location, investor- & technology-friendly policies, progressive bureaucracy,

(L-R): Bhupesh Trivedi, Head – Power Sales, Waaree Energies Pvt Ltd; Dinesh Patidar, Chairman & MD, Shakti Pumps (I) Ltd; Amit Goyal, Chairman, FIEO; Archana Tiwari-Nayudu, Executive Editor, Network 18 Publishing; Dr Gautam Kothari, President, Pithampur Audhyogik Sangathan and Ajay Sahai, Director General & CEO, FIEO

fast-improving infrastructure and cost effectiveness. Dr Kothari said, “Indore was known for its poor infrastructure, power issues and lack of government interest in the past. Today, the city is seeing better road, rail and air connectivity, growth of SEZs and a proactive government acting in the interest of the state’s development.” Commenting on the need for such exhibitions to propel further business growth, Patidar observed, “Business houses in Europe and America await such Expos to launch their latest products. In India, we need to adopt similar practices and take part in as many Expos as possible to gain more brand visibility and further enhance their business prospects.”

Need for more focus on exports

Industries in and around Indore need to focus on research & development and innovation in order to match up to global standards. High-quality products, competitive pricing and superior packaging are the growth drivers for exports. Commenting on the scope for building a stronger export network for SMEs in Indore, Sahai stated, “Export is a long-term activity; a company’s credibility is of utmost importance. A substandard

product will hamper not just the image of the company but also the image of the country. Thus, businesses looking to begin exports must do field visits, conduct thorough market research and further explore their horizons before commencing exports.” Further, Goyal elaborated, “Currently, Gujarat is the leader in exports, constituting 24% of the country’s export share followed by Maharashtra with 20%. However, Madhya Pradesh contributes only 1% of the total exports from India. It is imperative for Madhya Pradesh to take necessary steps and think global by conducting detailed studies of specific foreign markets and products for which FIEO is ready to extend its services.” In his observations on the action plan for the future, Trivedi explained, “Today, the State Government has a clear intent to enhance development.It is showing commitment towards driving industrial growth in the state. This new vigour is a welcome change. We must move out of our comfort zones, take more risks and expand our knowledge with every passing day.” This engaging panel discussion, which was followed by a lively question & answer session.

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Export Competitiveness of Gujarat - Vision 2020

FIEO adds exports’ edge to Entrepreneurship of Gujarat With Gujarat already contributing about 24% of India’s exports (and still having scope to better its exports’ rate), the state’s prospects and the possibilities for exports got a further boost with the release of ‘Export Competitiveness of Gujarat - Vision 2020’—the report of a study conducted by FIEO. The report was released by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi at a daylong conclave organised by FIEO along with iNDEXTb and the Government of Gujarat, which included industryenabling panel discussions. Network 18, being the media partner, was part of the action. A report..

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ndia’s exports (of goods and services) to GDP ratio increased from 12.4% in 2006 to approximately 25% (i.e., 16% goods and 9% services) in FY2012. Gujarat’s contribution to this percentage is a whopping 24%. The state has Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA) in many commodities ranging from agriculture to high-value added products of global standards. Providing a boost to the exports from Gujarat and the country, at large, the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), along with iNDEXTb (Industrial Extension Bureau) and Gujarat Government organised a day-long conclave on ‘Export Competitiveness of Gujarat - Vision 2020’ in Gandhinagar on January 9, 2013. The objective of this conclave was to bring all the stakeholders on one platform and discuss strategies to increase Gujarat’s share in the country’s exports to 35% by 2020. The conclave was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat

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L-R: Mr Ajay Sahai, Director General & CEO, FIEO; Mr Maheshwar Sahu, Principal Secretary-Industries & Mines, Government of Gujarat; Dr Anup K Pujari, IAS, DGFT; Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Gujarat; Mr Rafeeque Ahmed, President, FIEO; Mr Amit N Goyal, Regional Chairman (WR), FIEO released the study on “Export Competitiveness of Gujarat: Vision 2020”

Shri Narendra Modi. In his inaugural address, the hon’ble Chief Minister said, “We need to bring certain changes like increasing the credibility of our products so as to increase exports. This can happen only when we follow a zero defect policy in the manufacturing

Building upon the brand image is very important to increase the exports market share of India in the world. Further, an in-depth study is required so as to know in advance what the other countries need and at what time. Thus, if we study the market carefully, then in 2020, we can increase our exports considerably and Gujarat is constantly working towards this. Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat

Plenary Session 1: Achieving Inclusive Growth Through Exports Key points of discussion and their solutions Presently, the export awareness is low in the state. Hence, industries need to be educated about the export policies. The industries need to have foresight and plan in advance to cater to the (domestic and international) markets demands. The industries also need to aggressively invest in R&D. In order to achieve inclusive growth through exports, the state needs to build on its infrastructure. There is also a need to develop skilled manpower. This would not only boost the growth of the industry but also exports. MSMEs in the state should be motivated to participate in international exhibitions, etc.

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(L-R) Bharat Chhajer, Immediate Past Chairman, Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council; Aman Chadha, Chairman, Engineering Export Promotion Council; Dr Anup K Pujari, IAS, DGFT, (also Moderator of the panel discussion on ‘Achieving Inlcusive Growth Through Exports’); Kamal Dayani, IAS, Industries Commissioner, Industries Commissionerate and Dr KS Momaya, Professor – Export Competitiveness, IIT-Bombay

Export Competitiveness of Gujarat - Vision 2020

sector. Also, formulating long-term plans with extensive research and advance planning can help in this regard. Thus, if we study the market carefully, then in 2020, we can increase our exports considerably. Gujarat is constantly working towards achieving this.”

Encompassing A 360o View

At the conclave, Shri Narendra Modi released ‘Export Competitiveness of Gujarat: Vision 2020’, the report of the study undertaken by FIEO. At the report’s inaugural session, Dr Anup K Pujari, IAS, Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), stated, “The report has taken into account all the

sectors. The suggestions There is a need to set made in it can be easily up a nodal agency for adopted by other Indian export awareness in states as well.” The report the state so that manufacturers are is based on extensive desk informed of global opportunities. research and secondary data Second, common testing and accreditation review as well as focused facilities should be set up in some of the primary research through importing countries. The entrepreneur should be given overseas exposure through the market field visits involving development schemes of the State Government. spectrum of entities Also, an air cargo hub should be established in including manufacturers, Surat to facilitate diamond exports. exporters, trade promotion Rafeeque Ahmed, President, FIEO bodies, export promotion councils, associations, when it comes to exports, but it still importers, buyers and distributers. has a lot of hidden potential that can Throwing light on Gujarat’s export be explored.” potential, Rafeeque Ahmed, President, FIEO, stated, “Gujarat ranks first

Doubling the prospects

Plenary Session 2: Propelling Investments For Gujarat’s Greater Role In India’s Manufacturing And Exports

(L-R) Arun Seksaria, Managing Committee Member, FIEO; BB Swain, IAS, VC & MD, GIDC; Archana Tiwari-Nayudu, Executive Editor, Network 18 Publishing (Moderator of the panel discussion); Khalid Khan, Managing Committee Member, Convener - Committee on FTP/ WTO/RTA (FIEO - WR) and Ritesh Singh, Chief Economist, Raymonds Ltd

Key points of discussion and their solutions To attract investments to Gujarat, there is a need for continuous innovations. If Gujarat wants to achieve the status of ‘Global Exporting Hub’, then setting up laboratories for testing new products is essential. Industries should take all the possible steps to ensure that they manufacture zerodefect products. This would increase exports and lure investments into the state. Industries also need to adopt right branding strategies to promote exports. The government should work towards allocating sufficient funds to SMEs as this will help them take up R&D initiatives.

Plenary Session 3: Empowering Entrepreneurship And Innovation

Prof Basant Rakesh, IIM-Ahmedabad (2nd from left) moderates the panel discussion on ‘Empowering Entrepreneurship And Innovation’. The panelists included (L-R) RJ Shah, Principal Chief Industrial Advisor, Industries Commissionerate, Government of Gujarat; Pradeep Udas, Executive Team Member – Leading Markets of India, KPMG and Om Prakash Hisaria, Sr VP, Reliance Industries Ltd

Key points of discussion and their solutions Although manpower is available in abundance in the state, steps need to be taken to develop skilled manpower. This will help increase the possibility of developing Gujarat as a ‘Knowledgeintensive Export Hub’. The government and industry need to promote industry-academia collaborations. Also, the industry should invite students for factory visits and academia should look for on-the-job training in the industry. Initiatives taken in this direction will help empower entrepreneurship. Availability of adequate finance is also a problem; the government needs to take steps in this regard.

The World Bank Study titled ‘Unleashing India’s Innovation’ (2007) observed that India had increasingly become a top global innovator in high-tech products and services. Yet, the country is underperforming in terms of its innovation potential. India spends less than 0.9% of its GDP in the area of R&D, which covers basic research, applied research and experimental development. Most developed countries are spending over 2% of their GDP on R&D, giving clear indication of what is stopping India from growing further. In this backdrop, the discussions held at the conclave led to various suggestions and recommendations. The event proved to be a major success and provided definite grounds for increasing exports from not only Gujarat but the whole of India. As Ahmed aptly concluded, “The initiatives taken by the Gujarat Government needs to be replicated by other states. This would help us double our share in global trade by 2020. The global trade is expected to touch US$62,000 billion by 2020; doubling India’s share in global trade (from 1.75% to 3.5%) would require our EXIM trade to reach US$2,200 billion from the present level of around US$750 billion.”

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Engineering Expo Aurangabad 2013

Aurangabad February 22-25, 2013 Ayodhya Nagari Ground

Leveraging market trends, expanding opportunities From being a mere tourist attraction centre to a manufacturing hub, Aurangabad’s journey has been glorious. The city has been growing at a healthy pace over the past few years and is expected to witness a rise in the years to come. Capturing this majestic proposition is the second edition of Engineering Expo Aurangabad. Slated to be held between February 22 & 25, 2013, this trade show promises to be the right connect between organisations and the growth forecasts. A preview... Nishi Rath

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xploring new markets and providing the right platform for emerging opportunities has been the backbone of Engineering Expo ever since its inception. Having captured the manufacturing essence of regions like Ahmedabad, Pune and Chennai while providing them a manufacturing thrust, the second edition of Engineering Expo Aurangabad is all set to help one and all leverage on the opportunities and brighter prospects of this fast developing manufacturing hub. It all started when Bajaj Auto Ltd entered Aurangabad in the 80s and was followed by Videocon. This move threw open a land of opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the region’s growth prospects took an upward swing with major players like Skoda Auto, Varroc Engineering Pvt Ltd, Endurance Technologies Pvt Ltd, Man Diesel India, Can-Pack India and Siemens venturing into the region. Since then, SMEs have been contributing a fair share to the manufacturing sector and thereby, to the region’s growth. According to experts, Aurangabad is now one of the classic examples of efforts towards balanced industrialisation.

Growth of SMEs

One of the favourite investment destinations, Aurangabad is known

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to be one of the fastest growing cities in Maharashtra. This has led to an array of business opportunities for SMEs in the region. Aurangabad has over 3,405 medium- and small-scale units generating about 36,871 jobs with an investment of `404.86 crore. It is estimated that by 2020, these units will grow to 9,000, generating about 95,000 jobs with an investment of `1,050 crore. In this era of cost competitiveness, when everyone is looking at controlling the overheads and reducing cost, the existence of SMEs is a must. After all, SMEs help make the business models of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) more flexible. And with Aurangabad emerging as an attractive destination for auto giants, SMEs definitely have a great future here!

SEZs and IT: The growth catalyst

The growth of Aurangabad can be traced to the time when Maharashtra

Highlights of this edition 250+ exhibitors expected 20,000+ visitors expected Business transaction worth `80 crore expected 7, 250+ products on display Spread over an area of more than 1,50,000 sq ft Showcasing more than 30 diverse industry categories

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Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) started acquiring land to set up industrial estates. Today, Aurangabad boasts of Shendra, Chikalthana and Waluj MIDC industrial areas that are significant zones on the outskirts of Aurangabad. These areas, over the years, have witnessed a steady flow of investment and are home to both national and multinational players. The sectors that have attracted major investment in the region are automotive, engineering and pharmaceutical. In the last few years, the engineering and automotive sectors have significantly picked up, giving a boost to the entire industrial fraternity

Glimpses of previous edition 250 exhibitors 18,013+ business visitors from across India 17,000 business leads generated Business transacted worth

`70 crore 6,250+ products displayed

from different industries 1, 00,000 sq ft area occupied More than 1,10,000 kg machinery moved in for display 83% exhibitors got the expected visitors at the show 180+ delegations

Engineering Expo Aurangabad 2013

here. Aurangabad is the third city in Maharashtra after Pune and Nashik to offer an automotive cluster. Skoda Auto manufactures its models Superb, Laura and Yeti; Passat and Jetta for Volkswagen and the A4, A6 and Q5 for Audi from its Aurangabad facility. Recently, Bajaj too launched its first four-wheeler manufactured in its facility in Aurangabad. Elaborating further, Chandrashekhar Patil, Partner, Veera Compressor, explains, “The presence of some major auto giants has helped SMEs bloom in Aurangabad. Although the market has been down for some time, we are looking forward to better times ahead. SMEs definitely have a bright future in this region and are poised for growth.” While the auto industry has made it big in Aurangabad, pharma giants like Wockhardt, Lupin and Glenmark have also made their presence felt. Going ahead, the IT industry has started taking baby steps in Aurangabad and the coming up of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) has given it a further push. With Aurangabad sprinting towards additional growth opportunities and with the region successfully bagging major investments, it is only a matter of time when it will attract the attention of IT giants. Besides, with IT hubs like Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad already reaching saturation, software professionals are looking to newer avenues—a factor that could draw their attention towards Aurangabad. Aurangabad has a lot of opportunities and is relatively costeffective as compared to other developing cities. As a result, not only professionals but also mediumsized companies and first-generation entrepreneurs who want to try their hands in this industry are considering investing in Aurangabad.

Engineering Expo: harbinger of growth

By marking its presence in promising

New attractions in this edition Panel discussion aims at providing a roadmap to infuse growth in the region Institutional Buyer Involvement Plan to attract delegations from large corporate and major institutions Improvised visitor profiling— profile, scan, filter and bring in visitors as per exhibitors’ requirements Providing business networking support to exhibitors by leveraging Network 18 Publishing’s industry connect Credit rating facilities for the benefit of exhibitors Providing complete travel solutions to exhibitors Offering logistics services to ensure smooth cargo handling, custom clearing, transport compliance, etc. regions, Engineering Expo has always believed in showcasing a region’s potential to the right audience. Highlighting the scope that Engineering Expo has provided for SMEs and MSMEs, Jeevan Deshpande, Proprietor, Samarth Machinery, exclaims, “Engineering Expo has provided us a good platform. It has become a motivation for traders here. The variety of machines displayed at the event depicts the might of this place.” Deshpande adds, “We were part of the first edition and were happy to find the right audience to connect with. Thanks to the Expo, we were able to convert these inquiries into good business. This year, too, we expect to do some good business.” Today, Aurangabad has become an emblem of an altogether different Maharashtra—the booming, increasingly urbanised, economic powerhouse. With huge industrial presence of significant corporate players, the city is buzzing

with activity. Commenting on the value proposition of the Expo, Sandeep Khosla, CEO, Network 18 Publishing, says, “After 10 successful years of service to the industry, Engineering Expo today has established itself as India’s largest multi-location trade show on manufacturing. The Expo is a preferred destination for small and medium enterprises as well as manufacturing & engineering organisations to further their growth and that of the industry at large. For the 2012–13 season, we have eight editions spread across an equal number of locations of a rising India. Keeping our esteemed exhibitors and valued customers in mind, we have made elaborate provisions to offer a unique experience. This, we reckon, will add substantial traction to the industrial growth of the nation.” First-time exhibitors are also hopeful to attract target customers. Sharing the excitement of a firsttime participant, Kusum Soni, Proprietor, Akshay Heaters, states, “We are participating in Engineering Expo for the first time and expect to interact with representatives from various engineering-based companies from different regions/states. We are hopeful that the event will be a great success with audiences from various engineering fields participating in the event.”

Promising future

Aurangabad boasts of a very strong brigade of young and enthusiastic first-generation entrepreneurs, who not only bring new ideas into implementation but also steer the region’s growth. With the enthusiasm and optimism riding high among this new brigade of entrepreneurs, Engineering Expo Aurangabad is set to provide a much deserved platform for developing business opportunities while leveraging the market trends. nisi.rath@network18publishing.com

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