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OEM UPDATE IMTEX 2017 packs a punch


Contents and Discontents

Speak Out

Ajay Gurjar, Yaskawa India Rajesh Kushwaha, Multi Axis CNC


innovations into pharma


The world of metal cutting A glimpse at the emerging metal cutting technologies to watch in 2017


CONTENTS FEATURES 34 Multi Axis CNC displays Articulated Delta Robots Interview of Rajesh Kushwaha, Multi Axis CNC

40 Importance of barrier fluid pressure in double seal operation

28 IMTEX 2017 packs a punch 42



- contents and 36 Demonetisation discontents

Helping you to the finish

44 Envisioning the future of manufacturing

46 When IIoT Meets Reality

50 Leading through innovation Interview of Ajay Gurjar, Yaskawa India

innovations 60 Pumping into pharma


58 Hedging for foreign currency risk

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Dear Readers, Here’s wishing you a happy and prosperous New Year. 2016 had been a happening year for the machine tool and metal cutting industry. There is an increase in the reach of the machine tool market. The growing manufacturing along with initiatives like ‘Make in India’ in its arsenal, India is set to become a strategic player and will be witnessing substantial high-end machine tool manufacturing. Our exclusive cover report is an epilogue on the status of the metal cutting and machine tool industry in India. The report also highlights some of the breakthrough technologies to be introduced in 2017. Metal cutting and forming players across the globe will be gathering under one roof- IMTEX 2017, the 18th edition of IMTEX and 19th edition of concurrent Tooltech 2017 to be held in the last week of January in Bengaluru. Manufacturers, suppliers, visitors, researchers and delegations from as many as 22 countries are expected to participate in this mega event. IMTEX 2017 will feature technologies and innovations tailor-made for Indian markets with some of them being introduced for the first time. Technologies like highly efficient process control solutions and robot based machining will be the star attractions of the event. Here we take a look at a few players and how they will make the most of this once in a year opportunity. Demonetisation has certainly been the talk of the town in the last two months. The post demonetised era is on the horizon of the coming year. The effects of this decision are expected to be seen in the first quarter of 2017. We speak to industry experts who express their opinion on how the decision will have an impact on the industry. Pumps and valves are used extensively at all stages within the pharmaceutical industry right from processing, dosing, mixing, transferring liquid to the final product. Here we highlight some of the recent innovations in the pumps and valves industry. Hope you will enjoy reading this issue as always. Please do send me your feedback at

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Quick update

Emerson Launches industrial IoT offerings in India Leveraging decades of digital automation expertise, Emerson recently launched its Operational Certainty program in India to help industrial companies achieve top performance in safety, reliability, production and energy management. This initiative is supported by Emerson’s Plantweb digital ecosystem designed to deliver Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications that offer measureable business performance improvement. Emerson’s Operational Certainty is a technology and engineering-based program designed to help industrial companies achieve top performance and recover more than $ 1 trillion in operational losses globally. With its industry expertise, consulting services, comprehensive automation technologies and Industrial IoT solutions, Emerson is able to help customers extract greater value from their investments. With this launch, Emerson is also expanding its highly acclaimed Plantweb digital ecosystem, a scalable portfolio of standards-based hardware, software, intelligent devices and services for securely implementing the Industrial IoT with measurable business performance improvement. Amit Paithankar, Managing Director and Vice President, Emerson Automation Solutions in India, commented, “The digital transformation is in full swing in India, which

makes it the right time for us to be future ready. Boosted by the ‘Make in India’ program, India’s manufacturing industry is witnessing a surge in technology adoption to enhance performance, productivity and operational efficiencies. Many companies are now evaluating which investment option will move the needle on financial performance. Emerson’s Operational Certainty solution provides a clear roadmap and enables us to help customers deliver measurable results to the bottom line. This is just the beginning of the next industrial revolution in India.” “Emerson has revolutionized the automation landscape with Plantweb, the first field-based digital plant architecture,” said Peter Zornio, Chief Strategic Officer, Emerson Automation Solutions. “Now, we are doing it again by harnessing the power of Industrial IoT to give customers the technology foundation for Operational Certainty. Industrial IoT has huge potential in a market like India, which is betting big on industries such as manufacturing, oil and gas, refining and petrochemicals,” added Zornio. In a concluding note he said, “Emerson is delivering that promise today with a compelling, flexible business case in Operational Certainty and the most robust, scalable technology and service platform with the Plantweb digital ecosystem. Emerson is putting the ROI in Industrial IoT.”

Microsoft empowers with cloud solutions from ISV ecosystem Microsoft has introduced business solutions from its partner ecosystem to meet crucial business needs of Small and Medium Businesses across India. Built by Microsoft’s ISV partners Smarter SMB and IDOS, these solutions address key areas like Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Finance and Accounting and enhancing organisational efficiency. These solutions will run on Microsoft cloud and will be available at a very low cost. “The SMB sector in India has strong potential for driving growth through technology adoption and Microsoft is committed to providing them with the right set of solutions to achieve it. SMBs understand the business dynamics and realize the need for a robust IT infrastructure to grow and scale up their business. We are excited to provide the set of software solutions and help them enhance their business growth. This sector has witnessed tremendous growth in the recent years,” said Sudhir Nayar, Director– Partner Sales, Microsoft India. This CRM tool is one of its kind which can now measure and track the sales team on every opportunity generated from the marketing team and builds trust among teams. IDOS 8

is a simple to use Accounting and Compliance software fully integrated into Microsoft Office 365. It empowers every business to increase their efficiency and profits. IDOS comes with in-built compliance and real-time internal audit capabilities. It prevents accounting errors and ensures that the transaction is accurate and authentic even before it is posted into ledgers, thereby avoiding rework, rectifications and reconciliations. IDOS also provides real-time and accurate business intelligence to facilitate decision-making. “Cloud is turning out to be a great enabler for SMBs. It is helping them adopt enterprise-grade technology solutions on a pay-as-you-use basis. All the solutions launched today are built on this principle”, added Nayar. While bringing these solutions, Microsoft has also announced special pricing and deployment offers on Office 365. The pricing for Office 365 will start for as low as INR 250 per user per month and for organizations with more than 50 users, Microsoft will take the responsibility for deploying the suite. IT solutions powered by cloud can address key business challenges faced by SMBs and help connect them better with suppliers, distributors and government agencies. January 2017 n OEM Update

Quick update

ExxonMobil participates as a technical partner at CII ExxonMobil Lubricants Private Limited participated as a technical partner at Confederation of Indian Industry’s(CII) third edition of workshops with industry associations and technical discussions with accredited energy auditors across multi-cities. The initiative reinforces ExxonMobil and CII’s commitment to create awareness on the significance of Energy Efficiency in industrial lubrication across industry verticals. On the sidelines of the workshops and technical discussions, CII launched the updated version of the report on ‘Enhanced Energy Efficiency in Industrial Lubrication’ incorporating the feedback received from the multicity workshops conducted in 2015. This year’s edition of the report lays emphasis on the technical know-how of energy efficient lubricants and their corresponding benefits by centring on the four parameters to demonstrate Energy Efficiency through real time case studies. ExxonMobil contributed their field case studies to support this: • Reduction in electrical energy consumption • Reduction in lube oil consumption • Variation in operating temperature • Productivity improvement

Speaking at the workshop in New Delhi, Dr. Suprotim Ganguly, CEO, Global Innovation & Technology Alliance and Head Energy (Technology), Confederation of Indian Industry, said, “It has been a great journey in past three years under the guidance of policy making Governmental organizations like PCRA, BEE and NITI Aayog. I am happy to state that CII may take this initiative forward to create a mandate for industrial lubrication in the next phase of activity in association and technical support from important stakeholders like ExxonMobil.” Imtiaz Ahmed, Asia Pacific Mobil SHC Brand Manager at ExxonMobil added, “With the current macro trends such as Make in India, aligning Energy Efficiency has become imperative part of business’ core objectives across industries. In our third year of partnership with CII, we believe we are moving in a positive direction towards our long term objective of creating awareness on technologically advanced lubricants and its benefits. We’ve also been given an opportunity to share data of real-time case studies which establish the role of energy efficient industrial lubricants in achieving advanced productivity across industries. We look forward to continue working with industry bodies in creating an environment conducive to the overall evolution of the industrial sector, thus contributing to its long term benefit.”

Secured IT infrastructure, a need of the hour: TAC Security TAC Security, the cyber-security solutions provider with a mission to anticipate, resolve and mitigate customers’ cyber security risks and challenges so as to make their data and information world safe, secure and seamless, emphasizes as to why having a secure IT infrastructure is imperative for every organization, be it lifestyle, corporate or any business – individual or collective. This is more important now considering the digitisation drive that the country is currently going through. This came on the back of the recent revelation made by the Internet giant Yahoo. Yahoo reported a massive breach affecting more than a billion user accounts, leading to the release of user names, telephone numbers, dates of birth and other personal information. In another breach, almost 500 million user accounts were compromised. The shocking news came in following Yahoo’s willingness to sell its core business to Verizon. Speaking on the following, Trisneet Arora, CEO, TAC Security said, “If IT giants like “Yahoo” are vulnerable, we can well imagine the cyber risk that banks or financial institutions can experience, with the current surge in


digitisation. Recently, details of more than 3.2 million debit cards of some of the banks faced the threat of breach due to hacking -is one such case.” “IT Minister of India, Ravi Shankar Prasad ordered a review of the entire IT infrastructure of India. This will help the organisations to assess and take corrective measures to reduce the risk of a cyber-attack and resulting losses. If some organisation is already breached, TAC Security solutions has specially designed service “TAC-CERT (Cyber Emergency Response Team)” –Companies can report to us and let TAC-CERT take charge of the situation. The service helps organizations in quick recovery by patching the loop holes, and within hours your service will be back to normal and functioning smoothly,” added Trishneet. TAC Security is a friendly hacker that helps corporate giants recognize its weaknesses before the fraudulent hackers can use them adversely and cause harm. TAC provides network, application & web security solutions to corporate giants, Governments and Law enforcement agencies. TAC’s new service TAC-CERT (Cyber Emergency Response Team) was launched earlier this year. 

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Quick Update

Alicat Scientific introduces customised Electronic Pressure Controllers package. Alicat offers a choice of valves, valve orifices and process connections to fit customer specifications. EPC instruments are ideal for use in OEM gas chromatographs, fluidics dispensing for flow cytometry, and anywhere responsive pressure control is needed.

Alicat Scientific has added two new families of electronic pressure controllers specifically for high volume OEMs. The EPC family with single proportional valves, and EPCD family with dual valves, provide customised pressure control in embedded systems. The small footprint instruments respond quickly to upstream fluctuations to provide fast, accurate control of pressure in an economical, easy-to-integrate

EPC and EPCD instruments have a 100 ms control response to still upstream pressure fluctuations in real time. NISTtraceable accuracy is 0.25 per cent full-scale. The EPC family’s single proportional valve provides stable control of pressure in flowing applications, such as maintaining flow of carrier gas through the sample injection point in gas chromatographs. The EPCD features a second exhaust valve to provide efficient control of pressure in closed volumes, such as controlling the head space above a fluid for dispensing. Alicat offers NPT, SAE, downport, and NeSSi process connections. Both digital (RS-232, RS-485, Modbus) and analog (0-5v, 0-10v, 4-20mA) communications are available to suit a range of end-user products. A choice in valve type and orifice allows for configuration to specific flow requirements for the best speed and stability.

Volvo Group inks MoU with IISC industry-academia collaboration globally,” He also added, “With the agreement, Volvo Group and IISc will collaborate to strengthen the eco-system of innovation while undertaking important research in the automotive sector which is of mutual interest.” Prof. Y. Narahari, Chair, Division of Electrical Sciences, in supporting Volvo Group’s efforts noted, “This MoU is a significant event to foster strong linkage between Volvo Group and IISc, which is mutually beneficial with an aim to transform the landscape of transportation for societal and environmental benefit”.


Volvo Group Trucks Technology (GTT), the global research, development and engineering arm of Volvo, and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU). With this MoU, Volvo group and IISc will undertake research and development in future automotive technologies. The MoU was signed by Jan-Ove Östensen, VP Advanced Technology and Research, Volvo Group, and K. PaneerSelvam, In-charge Registrar, IISc.

Kamal Bali, Managing Director, Volvo India said, “We believe we have been able to drive change across many segments, positively affecting the lives of our customers, passengers, drivers, operators, amongst various other stakeholders. In the emerging world, the road to progress is about collaborations and our partnership with IISC symbolises our ambition to foster research and development in order to fuel innovations - creating a positive impact on our society, while addressing the future demands of sustainable mobility.”

Speaking on the occasion, Jan-Ove Östensen, said “Innovation has always been a special strength of the Volvo Group. This initiative demonstrates Volvo Group’s commitment to continually work with academic institutions to innovate in research and to strengthen

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The World of metal cutting A glimpse at the emerging metal cutting technologies to watch in 2017


cutting industry has been a crucial part of the machine working and fabrications industry that forms an important industrial segment in India after the automotive industry. The metal cutting industry in India is a huge industry that consists of industries that are into manufacturing of components required for the SMEs and the bigger names in the sector that cater to the larger OEMs.

is set to become a key player in the global machine tools industry and is likely to see substantial high-end machine tool manufacturing. With emphasis on Make in India and manufacturing growth, for which the machine tools sector serves as the mother industry. We take you through what some of the key players in the industry have to say about the status of the Indian machine tool industry.

Market outlook Technavio’s market research analyst has predicted a growth in the production of machine tools in India between the years 2016-2020. The industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13 per cent during the forecast period. It is observed that the increase in the automotive industry has been the driver for this market. India has been a hub for major automobile manufacturers of the likes of Ford, Isuzu, Suzuki, Honda, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Fiat.

Machine tool industry growing at a healthy rate Brett Allard, Director of Sales & Marketing, Renishaw Metrology Systems Ltd says that the machine tool industry in India has been growing at a healthy rate for over a decade. He says, “The Indian engineering sector, and especially the automotive sector witnessed increased investments as a number of major global players started to outsource production to India. This along with consistent growth in demand for major domestic auto players has led to a greater demand for machine tools. Last year, India was the world’s 10th largest consumer and 13th largest producer of machine tools. The machine tool industry in India continues to grow strongly and is now developing a position to export a range of general purpose standard machine tools to even industrially advanced economies.”

In the recent years, the need to adopt CNC based machine tools to bring in precision and improvise the accuracy has increased. It is no more a hidden fact that non CNC machines utilise more time and energy. In addition to this, the non CNC machines have a tendency to wear and tear in a short period. The increasing demand for CNC machines will aid the further growth of the machine tools market in India. Competitive landscape The Indian machine tools market is a combination of numerous small, medium and large suppliers that consist of international and regional players. The highly intensified competition amongst the vendors has resulted in increased investment in R&D and implementation of high technology solutions in machine tools. Status of Indian machine tool industry As per the 2016 Gardner Business Media survey, currently India stands 13th in production and 10th in the consumption of machine tools in the world. The country

The machine tool industry in India continues to grow strongly and is now developing a position to export a range of general purpose standard machine tools to even industrially advanced economies. Brett Allard, Director of Sales & Marketing, Renishaw Metrology Systems Ltd Continued to 16



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Machine tool industry is the mother industry of manufacturing economies. Shrinivas Shirgurkar, Managing Director, Ace Designers Limited

Allard is confident that with the industrial growth and capital investment by the government through its renewed policies, the machine tool industry is likely to witness further large growth. He further adds, “Automotive and associated component industries, capital goods industries constitute the major market for machine tools in India presently. Aerospace, defence and consumer durables are other industry segments, where the demand for machine tools has grown in last few years. Currently, all these industries are growing and therefore this trend is expected to remain. Aerospace, dental, medical and electronics are likely to fuel growth in years to come.” Machine tool industry to grow by 15 per cent Shrinivas Shirgurkar, Managing Director, Ace Designers Limited while commenting on the current status of the metal cutting industry says, “Machine tool industry is the mother industry of manufacturing economies. Machine tools belong to the capital goods category of machinery and are of two types, metal cutting and metal forming.” Stating his views on the growth of the industry, Shirgurkar says, “In the current financial year, the industry is expected to grow by 15 per cent after stagnation of nearly 4 years. The best year for the industry so far has been 2011-12. This year promises to be better than the best.” Growth in implementation and productivity Commenting on the current status of the metal cutting industry, Nitin Wakode, Associate Vice President PSG, Onward Technologies Ltd says, “Since last couple of years Indian

metal cutting industry has seen substantial improvement in terms of implementation of latest technology and productivity. The large, medium scale industries including the government and the PSU units are continuously investing in most complex CNC machines, cutting tools and CAD/CAM softwares. We at Onward technologies are continuously engage with metal cutting industry to set new trends using latest technology.” Wakode further adds, “This sector is doing extremely good business due to large infrastructure projects , metro projects and Make in India initiatives. Small and micro level industry though trying to face global challenges is doing so-so.” An industry for SMEs and OEMs Beng Chieh Quah, Head Of Marketing – Asia Pacific, Faro says, “Metal cutting industry falls under the machine working and fabrications industry, a strategic and important industry segment in India, after automotive. Like most industries in India, the metal cutting industry is divided into two sectors – the small and unorganised which is responsible for the manufacturing of components for SMEs and the big and organised which serves the larger OEMs and fabrication house.” An industry worth ` 8,200 crore In response to a question on the current status of the metal cutting industry in India, V. Anbu, Secretary and Director General, IMTMA says, “India is the 13th largest manufacturer of machine tools in the world. The Indian machine tool industry consists of around 1,000 manufacturing units covering large, medium and small companies.” He further says, “The current market size of Indian metal cutting machine tool industry stands at around ` 8,200 crore, of which production in metal cutting machine tools is around ` 4,200 crore (around ` 3,760 crore for CNC and ` 460 crore for Non-CNC). The domestic production accounts for over 45 per cent of the total consumption. The consumption is primarily driven by automobile sector. Die and mould and industrial machinery are other key sector users in this industry. High value machines are imported.” As per Market Research Report on the Indian metal cutting machine tool Industry there are 3 major clusters of countries from which India imports machines. Countries like Japan, Germany, Italy and South Korea are primarily operating in

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transform the ecosystem across the industry right from small extending to big enterprises.”

Since last couple of years Indian metal cutting industry has seen substantial improvement in terms of implementation of latest technology and productivity Nitin Wakode, Associate Vice President PSG, Onward Technologies Ltd the high to medium value, high volume segment. While Spain and Switzerland form the high average value and low volume segment, nations like China, Taiwan and USA forming the low value high volume segment. Need to upgrade the machining process Speaking about the current status of the metal cutting industry in India, Lalit Sharma, Managing Director, Rigibore India Pvt Ltd says, “The metal cutting industry in India has come a long way in the last decade with many large manufacturers across various sectors making India a preferred destination for machining precision components. While the industry continues to grow and attract investments into new set ups, most manufacturers continue to use traditional machines and tooling systems.” However, he feels that it is high time we need to incorporate new techniques. He says, “There is a need to urgently upgrade the machining processes by incorporating smart technologies and automation to compete globally with other manufacturers on scale and precision,” in support of his views. A win-win scenario for the industry Commenting on the current status of the metal cutting industry, Maulik Patel, Executive Director, Sahajanand Laser Technology Ltd says, “India has been gradually advancing in steel sector since last couple of years since steel is amongst highly utilised metal, the increase of its demand will bring huge benefit for metal forming industry. Amidst the favourable conditions started making way for metal forming tool industry, Indian government gave the progress much needed momentum by ‘Make in India’ initiative. What the campaign has been essentially doing is distributing the progress in more balancing way. Prior to the aforementioned program, the metal shaping sector was facing the inharmonious growth and the gap amongst the high performing sections and low performing sections were tremendously high.” Patel further adds, “The focus of ‘Make in India’ campaign is going to be the proliferation of small to medium size industries and that involves substantial amount of segments and sub segments of the metal forming industry. It reflects that, the drive is all set to revolutionize the face of all the Indian industry as, the government has determined to

When it comes to measuring in numbers, Patel says that the Indian Auto part industry is excellently growing with a CAGR of 11per cent. He further adds, “As per the current statistics, by 2020, India will be the 4th highest steel manufacturer in the world. The automobile sector is also advancing considerably with 7.1per cent contribution in GDP. Along with that, construction industry is earning 2nd highest flow of FDI and improvising the infrastructure in the country, as both the industries are closely connected.” Focus on better ROI Commenting on the status of the metal cutting industry in India, Nilesh Karandikar, Managing Director, Fine Handling & Automation Pvt. Ltd said, “A big shift is unfolding in terms of the areas where customers invest to improve productivity and quality in the metal cutting industry. Traditionally, manufacturers have invested in upgrading cutting technology. Since the last few years, focus to reduce manual intervention and increase process through-put by automation of parts loading and unloading or handling within the cutting processes is on the rise.” He further added, “As manufacturers invest in expensive machines and tools, the need for highly reliable systems that deliver consistent quality, through-put while guaranteeing maximum up-time are critical to return on investment. Today, the manufacturers recognise the role and importance of reliable material handling equipment to earn the best return on their investments.” CNC taking over conventional methods According to Takahide Yoneda, GM, CNC Systems, Factory Automation and Industrial Division, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd, the awareness about new technologies is being increased in the market, there is a clear preferences made by more people for CNCs with respect to manual machines in the case of metal cutting industry. “We can see increase in share and growth of CNC in the market over conventional methods. The Indian government has emphasised on ‘Make in India’ to accelerate the growth of auto, auto component industry and capital goods industry which holds the major share in metal cutting industry sector in India,” he says.

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Increasing demand for machine tools “India has made rapid progress in metal cutting sector over the years and we have trained manpower and innovative R&D sector. The Indian economy is on the path of growth. Removal of restrictions on foreign investment has also helped. We have witnessed increased investments as global companies have started to out source manufacturing to India. This led to an increase in demand for machine tools. The machine tool Industry in India is now in a position to export general purpose and standard machine tools to even industrially advanced countries,” says Keshav Khurana, Executive Director, Wohlhaupter India Pvt. Ltd on the current status of the metal cutting industry. Emerging metal cutting technologies to watch in 2017 An easier and seamless industry Speaking about the emerging metal cutting technologies that are to be watched for in the coming year, Allard said, “We are going to see more high end, multi axis or multifunction machines from leading machine tool manufactures in the coming year. Globally, a shift towards smarter, leaner and efficient manufacturing is taking place through datadriven manufacturing and automation. Technology has changed the nature of manufacturing, with robotics, process and measurement machinery and IT systems now an integral part of the factory floor. Sensor technology is developing rapidly and becoming more integral. Metal cutting tools today are equipped with a range of new generation sensors that enable extensive monitoring of equipment and process attributes (spindle health, tool wear, coolant temperature, power usage etc) will become commonplace. Therefore, machine tool connectivity is becoming easier and seamless. Combined with developments in cloud computing and big data analytics this will provide users with the ability to make informed decisions. Cost management, productivity gains, decreased downtime and improved quality will be the result of this.” Allard further added, “Robot technology will increase, however automation will not be only limited to robots. Automation extends beyond robots and there will be increases in integration of simpler automation solutions with metal cutting machines too. This will make a big impact in productivity, quality and safety. These simpler solutions will include tool pre-setters, pallet changers, machine tool

India is the 13th largest manufacturer of machine tools in the world. The Indian machine tool industry consists of around 1000 manufacturing units covering large, medium and small companies. V. Anbu, Secretary & Director General, IMTMA

The metal cutting industry in India has come a long way in the last decade with many large manufacturers across various sectors making India a preferred destination for machining precision components.

Lalit Sharma, Managing Director, Rigibore India Pvt Ltd probes, inventory management systems and tool condition monitoring systems.” IoT will be the game changer According to Shirgurkar, the emerging technology to watch out for in this year is IoT or Industry 4.0, which has taken by storm the manufacturing industry in the western economies. “It is essentially connecting all capital equipment to the internet and remote monitoring the performance to ensure productivity, diagnose possibility of downtime, rapid repair and ensuring utilisation,” he says in support of his claim. Shirgurkar also feels that in addition to IoT, the cost effective automation solutions will alsoaplay an important role in defining the future of the metal cutting industry. He says, “While this has been talked off in the manufacturing environment for a while now, this year will potentially see the coming of age of automation in India.” Improvised CAD, CAM software are the key Sharing his views on the emerging technologies that need to be watched in the coming year, Wakode says, “In last decade cutting and machining technology is evolving rapidly. CNC Machines come up with great technology in drives, spindles and multi tasking features. Controllers are trying to match to expectations of machine tool industry.” He further adds, “Many manufacturers are trying to include advance simulation features in controller, which may not be wise in long term as external simulations can keep updating every month but machines might find it challenging. Technologies which integrate PREDIX (GE) etc and IOT based technologies will play substantial role towards predictive manufacturing and Global supply chain. Also, the CAM software and simulation software are playing great role to improve tool life and reduce machining time, Mastercam 2017, NCSIMUL are contributing greatly.” Automation and smart are the new buzzwords When asked about the emerging metal cutting technologies in the coming year, Sharma says, ‘Automation’ and ‘Smart’ are the buzzwords to watch out for in 2017 and the next few years.” He further adds, “Automation means enabling machining to be carried out un-manned and on demand will counter effects of volatility and cyclical demand. Extremely high levels of accuracies can be now achieved with the technologies available that compensate for machine and human errors. In addition to this, the smart features on the Continued to 22



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India has been gradually advancing in steel sector since last couple of years since steel is amongst highly utilized metal, the increase of its demand will bring huge benefit for metal forming industry. Maulik Patel, Executive Director, Sahajanand Laser Technology Ltd machines as well as the cutting tools will aid in de-skilling the manufacturing processes while achieving high accuracy levels.” ‘Make in India’ will create awareness Speaking about the emerging technologies to watch for in 2017, Patel says, “The ‘Make in India’ campaign is aiming to drive the splendid development to the base industries which supply the goods and material utilised in big sectors to manufacturing process. That is the case for metal forming industry as it delivers the raw goods to the enormous domains.” He further adds, “If we take a look on the other opportunities, by the end of 2017 infrastructure sector is about to get an investment up to $ 1 trillion in which 45 per cent of investment will be channelised into construction sector. The government is intensively planning huge projects to enhance the infrastructure in tier 2 cities and this development just cannot be undertaken without involvement of metal forming industries. Along with that heavy machinery as well as equipment manufacturing industries has initiated the reformation with collaborative efforts of private sectors and governments. Speaking of electronics, ‘Power to all’ initiative of government is looking forward to provide power to all over India by the year 2019. The current emphasize of the numerous industries is shifting towards capacity enhancements, as government is incentivising capacity building. The government has announced to support the direct exports to the neighbouring countries. So this gist of ‘Make in India’ indicates opportunities in abundance.” However, Patel feels that though the industry is growing, there is clear instability in the demands and on observing closely, one can find out that there are only a few growth drivers and majority of the sub-segments are under performer. The fall back in making capabilities enhancement has been hindering the productivity and largely, the performance. The fall back in making capabilities enhancement has been hindering the productivity and largely, the performance. The acceptance of cutting edge tools which potentially push the productivity to the next level is significantly low. For instance, the laser technology is one such machine that possess the features to enhance the metal forming process substantially, in terms of quantity as well as with up to the mark quality. Though the laser machine promises definite improvement, the problem with

the technology is lack of knowledge and manufacturers’ perception regarding Indian technology. The awareness about the laser technology is yet to find its way to all those concerned entities. Thus, the production cost of the laser machines is very high at the moment consequently the pricing also goes higher and that is a crucial point to make many of prospect turn down the buying decision. IoT will be the future path Sharing his thoughts on the emerging technologies in 2017, Karandikar says, “With respect to material handling in metal cutting processes, there is a clear shift to integrated, large-scale systems with greater level of automation. The need for flexible systems that can handle all the variants without change in configuration or gripping mechanism is also evident across sectors, from automotive to aerospace. There is a huge opportunity to make productivity gains in material handling with men and automation systems working together, in sync with each other.” He further adds, “The other emerging area is the Internet of Things or Industry 4.0 where manufacturers will deploy advanced data analytics techniques to get previously unavailable insights.” Yoneda agrees to what Karnadikar has to say. According to Yoneda, Integration of IoT in the CNC and Automation technologies is going to be more stronger, popular and realistic. He says, “This will create chances for more direct incorporation of the peripherals to computer-based systems, for economic advantage and will also improved efficiency and accuracy. Virtual engineering and digital manufacturing are the trends When asked about the recent upcoming trends in the metal cutting technologies, Khurana said, “Companies today are looking for best yet low cost solutions. Modular and reusable designs, flexible systems. Virtual engineering and digital manufacturing are the latest trends, remote diagnostics are being followed.” What do the players have to offer? ‘Apply Innovation’ by Renishaw India Sharing the offerings by Renishaw India, Allard says, “Our company’s motto is ‘apply innovation’ and these are

A big shift is unfolding in terms of the areas where customers invest to improve productivity and quality in the metal cutting industry.” Nilesh Karandikar, Managing Director, Fine Handling & Automation Pvt. Ltd Continued to 24



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exciting times for Renishaw as we are bringing a number of new breakthrough products. Renishaw provides solutions for tool setting, broken tool detection, component set-up, in-cycle gauging and first-off component inspection, with automatic offset updates. Our latest breakthrough in this regard has been our on machine scanning probe system, known as SPRINT. This brings exceptional, high speed and high accuracy scanning to CNC machine tools.” Stating further, Allard says, “We have also brought a powerful yet very simple software ‘Set and Inspect’, configured for CNC machine tool controls. This is a very simple, intuitive on machine probing app for customers who require an easy to use probing solution.” Renishaw has also come up with EQUATOR, a gauging system. Sharing the details of this system, Allard says, “The EQUATOR gauging system has driven step change in the way industry is verifying their parts, and controlling process. Over 50 systems have already been sold in India. This system enables process control by delivering highly repeatable, thermally insensitive, versatile and reprogrammable gauging to the shop floor. Our latest innovation here is to provide automated feedback of tool offsets to multiple machines in the shop floor - this will greatly reduce scrap and improve production consistency.” The company has also come up with a non-contact inspection scanning system. Throwing light on this system, Allard says, “The non-contact inspection is the newest addition to the REVO family of products, which include our unique and revolutionary 5 axis scanning technology. We have also recently launched powerful CMM application software MODUS 2, making sophisticated measurement simple - the innovative interface is simple for new users to learn, resulting in unprecedented levels of productivity with or without CAD models.” The XM-60 multi-axis calibration system lauched by Renishaw is a system, capable of measuring all six degrees of freedom from a single set-up, in any orientation for linear axes. Allard says, “ It offers significant improvement in simplicity and time saving over conventional laser measurement techniques and has potential to improve throughput significantly. Designed for the machine tool market, it complements a range which includes the XL-80 laser system, XR20-W rotary axis calibrator and QC20-W wireless ballbar.” Cost effective automation by Ace Designers Sharing the offerings by Ace Designers, Shirgurkar says, “Ace Designers will showcase all its machines with full fledge IoT features. Ace Designers was the first machine tool company in India to offer IoT enabled machines as a standard feature. In the coming year, the company will also showcase a comprehensive portfolio of cost effective automation solutions to suit every varied needs of the customer industry. We will also be displaying a range of high precision, high speed machines called Sliding Head Automats. We are the first and so far the only Indian machine tool manufacturers producing this category of machines.”

The machine tool Industry in India is now in a position to export general purpose and standard machine tools to even industrially advanced countries. Keshav Khurana, Executive Director, Wohlhaupter India Pvt. Ltd Edge scan Arm by FARO Sharing the company’s breakthrough offerings in the area of metal tool cutting, Chieh Quah says, “As a world leader in the arena of 3D portable solutions, FARO’s expertise is in providing solutions to companies for their inspection, first article inspection, GD&T tools, CAD to CAM conversion and reverse engineering application needs. Recently noncontact measurements, such as FARO Edge Scan Arm, have been used extensively to replace the more traditional handtools and contact measurements devices. With non-contact measurements, the user is able to obtain the measurement of a larger surface or part, for measurements, analysis and inspection, yet retaining similar level of precision and accuracy.” Mastercam HEM Technology by Onward Technologies When asked about the recent technology offered by the company, Wakode said, “As we all know lowest cycle time is the key to win the market. Mastercam with its HEM is able to remove bulk in shortest possible time. Onward experts find fun in doing benchmarks with consistent results every time It uses chip thinning technology and large depth of cut. Smaller engagements with specially defined moves help take such aggressive depth of cuts. Best part of it is that the part always remain cool and thermally stable to avoid any deformation and stresses. This long time challenge for Aerospace thin wall structures as well as complex automotive and engineering industry is blessed by Mastercam HEM Technology.” He further added, “Predictive manufacturing is another critical aspect for most of the industry. NCSIMUL plays great role due to its path breaking simulation and verification technology. It offers solution to each of this challenge.” Active Edge and Smartbore by Rigibore Explaining the latest offerings in the metal cutting sector by Rigibore Pvt Ltd, Sharma says, “Our philosophy has been to develop most accurately adjustable tooling and in the simplest way possible.” Sharing the company’s offerings, Sharma says, “Rigibore Active Edge is our complete closed loop auto compensating boring system, eliminating the need for manual intervention in machining accurate bores. The system uses the feedback Continued to 26



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from measuring systems and makes decisions to auto compensate for the tooling to produce parts with very high process capabilities. No additional requirements or retrofittings on the machine are required with this.” Speaking about Rigibore Smartbore, another offering in the metal cutting domain, Sharma says, “This is our digital boring system which can adjust tooling down to 1 micron in diameter, using a simple handheld device on the machine spindle.” Sharma claims that this results in the minimum machine down time and de-skilling the adjustment process. This boosts operator confidence in making compensation and more accurate parts. High power laser cutting by Sahajanand Laser Technology The latest innovation which has blown the winds of revolution in the metal forming industry is laser cutting technology. Laser cutting approach has made the marvel for the metal forming industry as they provided the much needed power, accuracy and rapidity to the operations. speaking about the offerings by the company, Patel says, “Laser cutting has brought down the time consumption and power consumption to a substantial extent. The cutting reflexes of Laser are second to none and it has considerably increased the productivity. Though plasma, punch press, cnc milling, water jet are some of the technologies which have been utilising since a while, there are some aspects where laser technology goes above all. The matchless power that doesn’t consume high voltage electricity and not to mention, it comes at no exorbitant cost. That is what makes laser technology distinctly compelling. Sahajanand Laser Technology Limited is the organization which introduced the laser applications in India and extended it across the globe.” High speed gantry systems by Fine Handling & Automation Sharing about what Fine Handling has to offer, Karandikar said, “Our innovative automation solutions for pick and place tasks are well recognised in the industry. Some of our breakthrough solutions include high speed gantry systems for component transfer between machines or stations with world-class automation.” Speaking further, Karandikar said, “ We have also provided manipulators to handle components with weights up to 500 kg and more than 10 variants using a single customised gripper. In line with this need, Fine

“We can see increase in share and growth of CNC in the market over conventional methods. The Indian government has emphasised on ‘Make in India’ to accelerate the growth of auto, auto component industry and capital goods industry.” Takahide Yoneda, GM, CNC Systems, Factory Automation and Industrial Division, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd


Handling provides innovative, customised solutions to stepchange the productivity and quality of cutting processes through efficient handling. Over the last decade, we have provided more than 1,000 solutions to more than 100 customers across 13 industrial segments. A majority of our business comes from the Automotive and Auto- component manufacturers. We have the distinction of being one of the few companies in India to develop solutions for safe and efficient handling of more than 200 automotive parts, components and their variants including engine blocks, axle, forged components, sheet metal parts etc.” M80W, C80 and e-F@ctory by Mitsubishi Electric India Explaining the latest breakthrough technology that Mitsubishi offers, Yoneda says, “The launch of M80W and C80in India comes with industry leading technologies with unlimited possibilities and the capability to create innovative value. Our CNC dedicated CPU results in experiencing a revolutionary high-speed processing. In addition to this, the intuitive touch screen operation gives improved visibility and include flick, scroll and pinch abilities like a smart phone or tablet.” Explaining the salient features of M80W series, Yoneda says, “The new M80W series has control unit separated from display that provides expandability and flexibility. The function of spindle superimposition control gives concurrent operation of lathe turning and center tapping such that, the center tapping is superimposed on to the speed of spindle that rotates the work piece which leads to shorter cycle time. M80W also has the Turret gear change control function that makes capable of switching active tool between multiple tool spindles without stopping the rotation.” The new C80 series by Mitsubishi is an innovative newgeneration CNC, compatible with the FA integration platform paving way for a new era of manufacturing lines. C80 is capable of controlling complex machines, as it is configured up to 3 CPUs (21 part systems and 48 axes). New CNC monitor, same as the standard HMI of M800/ M80 series, provides easy operability. Simple diagnostic function and log viewer function etc provides excellent maintainability. Sharing the details of the IoT concept of Mitsubishi, Yoneda says, “Our IoT concept ‘e-F@ctory’ is the solution to support advanced manufacturing which realise reduction of total cost among all phase from development to maintenance with both FA technology and IT technology. Both manufacturing and management are optimised by e-F@ctory.” Digital tools by Wohlhaupter India Sharing Wohlhaupter’s offerings in the metal cutting domain, Khurana said, “We have digital tools which help show the metal removal size on the diameter on the tool’s display. This display comes in integrated and removable variants. The customers get an easy to use and backlash free tool which avoids their component rejection. This display is coolant and dust proof with highest security.”

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IMTEX 2017 packs a punch IMTEX 2017 to display the rise of Indian manufacturing. Let’s see who is going to showcase what!

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Metal cutting and forming players across the globe will be gathering under one roof- IMTEX 2017, the 18th edition of IMTEX and 19th edition of concurrent Tooltech 2017 to be held in the last week of January 2017 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bengaluru. Manufacturers, suppliers, visitors, researchers and delegations from as many as 22 countries will be participating. IMTEX 2017 will feature technologies and innovations tailor-made for Indian markets with some of them being introduced for the first time. Here we take a look at a few players and how they will make the most of this one stop solution for the metal industry. 3D printing by Renishaw India Renishaw considers IMTEX 2017 as the ideal opportunity for to further demonstrate to the industry the value that they are able to add to the manufacturing process and the continued innovation that enables the company to stay as the leader. This year will see Renishaw India demonstrate an entire production cell showing how implementing the company’s process control solutions can ensure quality, consistent, closed loop production. The company will also display how it is looking at the future with its metal additive manufacturing (3D printing) product line. Though the company is looking for a financial return, it considers educating the market as at top priority. In summary, IMTEX is a window for Renishaw India into the wider Indian market and generates a significant pipeline of short and long term opportunity.

Cost effective automation solutions by Ace Designers At IMTEX 2017, Ace Designers will showcase all its machines with full fledge IoT features. The company will also showcase a comprehensive portfolio of cost effective automation solutions to suit every varied needs of the customer industry. A range of high precision, high speed machines called Sliding Head Automats will be displayed at IMTEX 2017. The company claims to be the first one in producing this category of machines. Effective cleaning solutions by Dürr Ecoclean For Dürr Ecoclean, IMTEX 2017 and Tooltech 2017 show is an excellent platform for marketing, brand building and B2B networking. IMTEX is a place that attracts key decision makers, entrepreneurs and business visitors from manufacturing and machine tool industries. The show opens different avenues to exhibit a broad range of efficient parts cleaning solutions to a wide spectrum of manufacturing industries. Participation in the show will not only help in exploring untapped markets but also give an opportunity to meet key decision makers to the show, thus strengthening the market presence of Durr Ecoclean in India. Dürr Ecoclean offers a broad range of efficient cleaning solutions to meet specific customer demands. Dürr Ecoclean manufactures economic, highly efficient and environmental friendly systems which can be used for a wide range of applications for parts cleaning. The ‘Minio 85C’ a product by the company, is a compact, economic, highly efficient solvent based system which can be used for cleaning of a wide range of applications for parts cleaning. Continued to 30



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exhibitions in the industry. The company is looking forward to have a sheer success in terms of attaining an identity in the mind of the potential clients. Beyond the conversions, which is by it means a crucial goal for any of the exhibitor; SLTL is aiming to harness this very platform to provide the visitors with a first-hand experience from the company’s laser systems.

Robot based machining by Onward Technologies IMTEX has always been dream platform for all business related to Metal cutting industry. Onward Technologies will be showcasing all our new features in Mastercam, NCSIMUL and Robot based machining. The company also looks at IMTEX 2017 as the place to reconnect with the clients and discuss all their challenges. Onward Technologies claims to provide world class technologies to all our customers since last three decades.

Automotive machining technology by Rigibore India IMTEX 2017 is a great platform to connect with the industry and showcase some of Rigibore’s latest technologies to the customers. Rigibore believes the future of machining is in automation and would like to use this platform to demonstrate our latest innovations on automation to the Indian industry.

by Elesa and Ganter Operating elements, Machine elements, Indexing Elements

Fine Handling Gantry System

‘We will handle it’ by Fine Handling IMTEX has been very important for the growth of Fine Handling PvtLtd. IMTEX has also been a powerful networking platform to meet suppliers, know about new technologies, and grasp the latest trends in industry. The theme set by Fine Handling Pvt Ltd for IMTEX 2017 is ‘We will handle it!’. According to the company, the theme reflects the readiness to take up and develop solutions for most teething challenges in material handling processes. The company is set to have several new launches lined up for the event including advanced industrial manipulators, gantry systems and integrated material handling solutions. SLTL plans to create an identity IMTEX 2017 is considered to be one of the most eminent

Operation and control elements by Elesa and Ganter India Elesa and Ganter offers wide range of standard machine elements that are used in almost all the industries, so being a part of machine tool industry the company would not like to miss participation in such a big show. The company feels that IMTEX 2017 is an international platform for manufacturers and traders to present their innovative products and technologies. It provides the company an opportunity to interact with the future prospects and customers directly. As an exhibitor and taking into consideration the company’s past experience into consideration, the company is sure that this year also IMTEX will turn out to be very successful show. AT IMTEX Elesa and Ganter product range on display: • Operating elements, Machine elements, Indexing Elements • Clamping knobs , Clamping Levers • U-handles, Fixed, revolving, fold-away handles • Control elements, rotary controls , levelling elements, Continued to 32



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• Joints, hinges, latches, hook, toggle and power clamps • Accessories for hydraulic systems, • Tube clamp connectors, castors and wheels, retaining magnets etc. Mitsubishi Electric India to strengthen business relationships By participating actively in IMTEX 2017, Mitsubishi Electric is aiming improvements in business. As per the company claims, the positive environment created by IMTEX would give them a base in searching market requirements and expectations. The event will help the company to meet the prospective customers face to face, strengthen business relationships and brand promotions.

Wohlhaupter India to go for all out reach For Wohlhaupter India Pvt. Ltd, IMTEX has always been a platform to meet the customers first and inform about their presence highlighting the latest technology. This is a platform to meet all the existing and prospective clients under one roof in a short span of time and can show the company’s latest technology tools all together in one go to mass people.

Grind Master displays deburring machine for aerospace aluminium parts nature of burr and material of the part. Specially designed wet working disc machines can give a clean part after deburring. The configuration of deburring machines, the selection of right tools and process knowhow are extremely important to achieve multidirectional deburring and uniform edge quality.

Grind Master, one of the leading manufacturers of belt grinding, deburring and superfinishing machines in collaboration with Timesavers Holland offers unique Deburring Technologies. Deburring of aerospace parts is a critical operation. Timesavers from Holland offer a reliable solution for this. Precision deburring demanded by this industry is effectively achieved by machines that use deburring discs. Machines are offered in combination of abrasive belt, brush and disc heads depending on the amount and 32

Timesavers and Grind Master have more than 30 years experience in this. Timesavers is a reliable deburring and grinding machine supplier to leading aerospace companies including Europe and China. Grind Master expert team represents Timesavers in Wide Belt Grinding Technologies and have sold, installed and support more than 50 machines in India for a wide range of applications. Grind Master Metal Finish range of machines, for various other metal finishing applications number more than 4,000 across the world. This expertise ensures a reliable total solution for the user. Contact Grind Master Machines Pvt Ltd B–10/B–11/B–14 MIDC, Near Railway Station, Aurangabad 431005. Maharashtra Tele: +91-240-2374104 / 2374114, Fax: +91-240-2376205, Email: January 2017 n OEM Update

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Multi Axis CNC displays Articulated Delta Robots While India’s technical talent is recognised world over, there have been serious institutional gaps in promoting industryresearch institutions interaction.

- Rajesh Kushwaha, Managing Director, Multi Axis CNC

Rajesh Kushwaha, Managing Director, Multi Axis CNC speaks about the current status of the metal cutting industry in India, the technologies to watch for in the new year and also how the recent demonetisation has had an impact on the industry. Excerpts: Need to strengthen knowledge base When asked about the current status of the metal cutting industry, Rajesh Kushwaha, Managing Director, Multi Axis CNC comments, “Manufacturing sector is dependent on the investment climate. The structural reforms since 1990s have made some progress. Despite recent setbacks, it is universally acknowledged that the reforms process in India cannot be reversed and sooner or later these reforms will be implemented. However, the long term competitive ability of Indian firms would depend on production efficiency. Production efficiency, in turn, is dependent on ability to develop, import and adapt new technologies among other factors.” He further adds, “India has made significant progress in various spheres of science and technology over the years and can now take pride in having a strong network of S&T institutions, trained manpower and an innovative knowledge base. Given the rapid pace of globalisation, fast-depleting material resources, increasing competition among nations and the growing need to protect intellectual property, strengthening the knowledge base is an important issue. While India’s technical talent is recognised world over, there have been serious institutional gaps in promoting industry-research institutions interaction.”

capability. Keeping with the demand of manufacturing industry metal cutting tools have also evolved over time. By fine tuning the combination of material used in cutting tool, its angle of cut and coating used toolmakers are regularly making advances in metal cutting tools.” According to Kushwaha, all metal cutting methods have advantages and disadvantages. He says, “Fundamentally, all metal cutting processes on the market today fall into one of three categories - mechanical, chemical and thermal.” Hybrid and high precision machines by Multi Axis CNC Sharing the companies offerings in the metal cutting sector, Kushwaha said, “We are having customised machines as per customer need having motorised spindle with high RPM with medium cutting torque (CNC Milling cum Engraving). In addition to this, we have designed and delivered a double spindle CNC milling for shoe mould manufacturing for both mould LH-RH in same time so customers enhance their productivity by 200 per cent.” Demonetisation to be of great help Sharing his views on the impact of demonetisation, Kushwaha said, “Defiantly there has been some impact of demonetisation on machine tool industry to some extent but on a larger scale, it is good for both manufacturer as well as buyers. We are targeting SMEs therefore there is a bit difficulty for customer for getting bank loan due to incomplete documents. Being a machine manufacturer is good for us to get 100 per cent advance payment before delivering the machines. Otherwise some customers who are able to pay in advance pay the balance in installments.” Showcasing robotic strength Kushwaha also spoke about how the company will make the most of IMTEX 2017. He said, “IMTEX is big platform to showcase machine tools in Asia sub continent and stand equal to TIMTOS-Taiwan machine tool exhibition. We are participating in association with Delta Electronics and will be showcasing articulated Delta Robot for job loading and unloading live demonstration.”

Laser and plasma are the emerging technologies Speaking about the emerging technologies in the metal cutting sector to watch for in 2017, Kushwaha said, “Metal cutting technology increasing their field day by day. Many machines applied to cut metal in various field, laser is very emerging technology now a days in order to improve productivity, the manufacturers are continuously looking for ways to improve their tooling 34

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We take you through the opinions of some of the experts on how demonetisation has affected the business world.


- contents and discontents The decision On 8th November 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an unscheduled live television address declared that the use of ` 500 and ` 1,000 notes would be invalid from the midnight, the same day. However, the legal tender of the bank denominations of ` 5, 10, 20 and 100 would not be affected. As per the government claims, demonetisation was an effort to stop counterfeiting of the current banknotes allegedly used for funding terrorism, as well as a crack down on black money in the country. The initial days that followed the announcement saw a severe cash shortage throughout the banks and ATMs across the country. As a result of this decision, the BSE SENSEX and NIFTY 50 stock indices crashed for the next two days.

the longer term they should boost tax revenues. It could also result into higher government capital expenditure or faster fiscal consolidation. A brighter side of the story for a number of foreign businesses is that it would improve the overall operating environment for doing business in India, by improving the ease and speed at which payments reach manufacturers and reducing corruption.”

In the wake of this decision, we spoke to some experts on the effects of demonetisation on the business world. This is what they had to say:

Adverse effect on the sales According to Shrinivas Shirgurkar, Managing Director, Ace Designers Limited, the decision has had an impact on the sales. He says, “The recent Demonetisation has definitely impacted sales. While the orders inflow continues to be good, machine dispatches have slowed down to some extent, particularly for the SME sectors.” Shirgurkar further points out, “The banks are unable to sanction loans in a timely manner as they are completely occupied handling the demonetisation effects. We hope this will be a short term challenge and will improve in the coming months.”

Demonetisation to have a positive impact According to Brett Allard, Director of Sales & Marketing, Renishaw Metrology System Ltd, demonetisation will have a positive impact on the Indian economy. He says, “Demonetisation is a very bold but commendable step taken by Prime Minister Modi that will have a massive positive impact on Indian economy. Liquidity crunch could have an impact in the short term.” Allard further says, “In the near term, there could be pressure on GDP growth and thereby government revenues, however in

Money rotation likely possible Voicing his views on the after effects of demonetisation, Nitin Wakode, Associate Vice President, Onward Technologies Ltd feels that Demonetisation certainly has had an impact on each and every industry due to drop in consumption and purchases. He says, “Machining and cutting industry do not have direct impact considering B2B business. It might have impact if the situation continues to remain same longer or customers do not adopt digital money. But in long Continued to 38



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Technology Ltd said, “The decision Indian government took is certainly bold and commendable; however it would be too early to give the verdict to the decision. We have been seeing a decline in commercial goods consumption so far. When you observe closely, this sink is quite eminent at ground level, where job based work is being undertaken.” He further adds, “It may also include individual fabricators as well as micro companies, those who are part of the bottom of the metal forming pyramid. This decline is inevitable reach to the higher level for sure, but if the measures are taken in favour, we can still hope for the stable upcoming quarters.” run we could see lot of money rotation as the people might prefer to spend than to save and pay tax or face more problems. The government will surely open many infrastructure projects to boost industry and employment.” Industry will be streamlined Beng Chieh Quah, Head of Marketing – Asia Pacific, Faro Business Technologies India Pvt Ltd feels that the immediate and short term impact of demonetisation is the reduction in consumer spending, due to a lack of currency. He says, “The unorganised sector will be badly affected as it is heavily reliant on cash transactions. In the due course of time, the unorganised sector will be absorbed by the organised sector. The industry will eventually be streamlined, a move that will benefit the industry as a whole.” Demonetisation to have a mixed impact According to Nilesh Karandikar, Managing Director, Fine Handling & Automation Pvt. Ltd, demonetisation will have a mixed impact on the industry. He says, “I believe, the pockets of industry where an informal economy is still dominant will be affected the most. However, the organised sector is likely to stay largely unaffected. From a business point of view, I think, demonetisation will provide the push for unorganised sector to adopt better business practices and thus pivot greater professionalism in the metal cutting ecosystem as a whole.” Wait and watch policy by Rigibore India Speaking about the impact of demonetisation on the metal cutting industry, Lalit Sharma, Managing Director, Rigibore India Pvt Ltd says, “At the moment the industry is in a wait and watch mode. The consumer spending has seen a slowdown but in the long run, we feel demonetisation should not have much the impact on the industry.” He further adds, “ In fact, the demonetisation drive and the cash mobilization in the banks should moderate the interest rates by a fair bit going forward. This will help re-energise spending and investments.” Optimistic approach by Shahajanand Laser Technology Expressing his opinion on the recent demonetisation, Maulik Patel,Executive Director, Sahajanand Laser 38

Temporary impact on the industry In response to the question on the effects of demonetisation on the metal cutting industry, Takahide Yoneda, GM, CNC Systems, Factory Automation and Industrial Division, Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd said, “The demonetisation would temporarily impact the metal cutting machine manufacturing industry because of the weak investments especially by small and medium scale sectors due to the unavailability of loans and slow down in banking transactions. Anticipating a high demand again in the last quarter of this FY, the OEMs would continue the machine production by added efforts.” Tier 3 and small companies feel the heat According to Keshav Khurana, Executive Director, Wohlhaupter India Pvt. Ltd, the demonetisation has had not much of an effect on Wohlhaupter. He says, “It has had an impact normally on Tier 3 and few companies which run on cash and have contract labour etc. We have ourselves seen their work coming to a standstill. Even few investors are becoming cautious due to this uncertain situation.” Minimal impact on the pumps and valves industry According to Shankar Rajaram, Vice President – Sales (Industry), Grundfos India, planning will come to the rescue of the industry. “As the industry sector is largely structured and pump forms a part of CapEx planning,the demonetization impact will be minimal,” he says. Deep impact on the secondary sale Swapan Mitra , Business Head, Industry Sector, Kirloskar Brothers Limited states that the sale of small pumps for domestic and agriculture applications, normally purchased over the counter, has been affected due to demonetisation. He says, “As most of the transactions are of smaller value and are made in cash, the sale has been affected. Thus, liquidity issues have had a deep impact on secondary sale of dealer stock business.” He further adds, “However, the industrial pump business is not affected with this new policy as the products are higher valued. Also, in B2B setup, NEFT and through cheque payment is more like a norm.” January 2017 n OEM Update


Importance of barrier fluid pressure in double seal operation This article gives you an idea about the difference between buffer plan (unpressurised) and Barrier Plan (pressurised). It explains how barrier fluid pressure helps to support double (dual) mechanical seals in a pressurised plan and increases MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) of seal.

The use of dual mechanical seals in industries has increased due to its protection against accidents caused by premature seal failures, sealing critical applications and more importantly environmental norms. In order to run dual seals, a suitable API Plan/Seal support system is a must. Study shows that several double seal failures were majorly due to improper operation of API Plans. Hence it is most important to know about API Plans and its operation to run the seals successfully. Barrier fluid pressure is one of the major parameters that need to be looked in when using a pressurised plan. According to API (American Petroleum Institute) 682 Standard, API Plans for dual seals are segregated majorly into two varieties. Unpressurised fluid circulation (API Plan 52, 72) and pressurised fluid circulation (API Plans 53 A/B/C, 54 and 74). The terms ‘Buffer fluid’ and ‘Barrier fluid’ are used to describe lubricating medium. Buffer fluid implies when the lubricating medium is unpressurised or pressurised below the pump seal chamber pressure. The term “Barrier fluid” implies when the lubricating medium is pressurised above the pump seal chamber pressure. Gases are also used as buffer or barrier fluids depending on the design of the mechanical seals. This article mainly focuses on liquid barrier fluids.

This concept helps in the use of pressurised plan in several critical applications such as: • Where no leakage of process fluid to atmosphere can be tolerated e.g. hazardous, toxic, inflammable liquid. Due to high pressure of barrier fluid, it will not allow process liquid to come between inboard seal faces or atmosphere. • Where process liquid is unsuitable as a lubricant for inboard seal faces. Process fluids like slurries, abrasive liquids, dirty liquids or polymerising liquids are not suitable for face lubrication. As they don’t have lubricating property, if it enters between the seal faces, it will damage the faces and cause premature seal failure. Hence sealing these types of applications is highly critical and it can be only sealed by avoiding process fluid coming in between the seal faces. This is achieved by maintaining barrier fluid at a pressure higher than the stuffing box.

From the name itself the major difference between pressurised and unpressurised fluid circulation plans i.e. Pressure of the lubricating media can be identified. A barrier fluid is used in pressurised dual seals to isolate the pump processed liquid from the environment. As Barrier fluid pressure is above stuffing box pressure and pressure flows from high region to low region, Barrier fluid will penetrate in between the seal faces and then into the process. Fig. 1 shows barrier fluid circulation when operated at a pressure higher than stuffing box.

Fig.1. Barrier fluid circulation at a pressure higher than stuffing box pressure


Fig.2. Buffer fluid circulation at a pressure below stuffing box pressure

Fig.2 shows barrier fluid circulation when operated at low pressure than stuffing box pressure. In this case it becomes buffer fluid. In any case if the barrier fluid pressure is lost below stuffing box January 2017 n OEM Update pressure, then converse will takes place. Once barrier fluid pressure is lost, although it is double seal we cannot get the said advantages above. Hence barrier fluid pressure is very important. Barrier fluid pressure can be controlled and monitored by pressure instruments like switches or transmitters. Now the question is how much barrier fluid should be maintained? It is recommended that Barrier Fluid Pressure should be a minimum of 1.5 barg to 2 barg above the stuffing box pressure. For API Plan 53B, the value is higher and in general it is kept at 4 barg above the stuffing box pressure. It is calculated based on leakage rate of both pairs of seal faces and barrier fluid refilling frequency. Selection of the correct sealing system requires the proper choice of a suitable barrier or buffer medium. The question of which barrier or buffer medium is the right one is therefore very important. The fact is that unsuitable barrier or buffer media may significantly reduce the life of seals and have a negative effect on the process. There are two major types in barrier fluids available, namely aqueous and non-aqueous. Following criterias are important in selecting a suitable barrier/buffer medium: • Good lubrication properties • Good specific heat capacity • No tendency to deposit • Suitable viscosity • High resistance to wetted materials • High ageing resistance • Free of solids • Suitability with the process media • Non hazardous substance • High ignition temperature and high flash point • Sufficient gap between the boiling point and the process temperature • No tendency to foam • Easy availability • Each and every parameter above has its siginficance while selecting barrier or buffer fluid medium. Following are some of the barrier or buffer fluids generally used in industries: Clean water, glycol water mixture, glycerine, mineral oils, synthetic oils, silicone oils, ethanol, methanol, heat transfer fluids, nitrogen and air. Conclusion It is important to monitor and maintain Barrier fluid pressure while operating dual seals with pressurised plans.

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Today globally distributed manufacturing becomes feasible with products that have been engineered to embrace modularisation and geographical compatibility for product development.

From an outsider’s point of view, the differences between a global manufacturing network and a local production network may seem slightly similar. However, there are crucial strategic differences that put a global manufacturing network’s ability to serve a worldwide market much ahead of a local one. This is particularly true due to a globally distributed manufacturing strategy’s ability to exploit niche advantages available in different geographies. The potential advantages of global production are manifold, viz., cost savings, access to talent, access to local markets, easier adaptation to different market demands, global branding and acquisition of competitive know-how etc. The effectiveness of “going global” depends very much on product complexity, and the maturity of production process. Overseas manufacturing is increasingly being seen as an attractive option by manufacturing businesses based on differential advantages in labour cost, overhead cost, ease of establishment, proximity to resources and grants available in new locations. Interplay between these factors can lead to the emergence of one country location being better or worse than another. There is no single formula for manufacturers to consider locations because requirements and priorities differ by industry, product type, cultural alignment, standards of business ethics etc. Horizontal and vertical integration in manufacturing Vertical or horizontal integration is at the heart of a company’s operations strategy. This decision is also fundamental to the broader business strategy, and the right answer depends on the company, its unique value proposition and its capabilities and resources to deliver small portions or the majority of that value proposition. 44

International diversification is an example of horizontal integration strategy. In the late 1980’s, management thinking around horizontal integration began to emerge as a popular trend. Manufacturers were beginning to question why they were not taking advantage of the much lower costs of manual labour in other parts of the world. Thus, a horizontal approach began to take hold, but it was an approach with some interesting implications; it allowed the company to leverage the success of overseas partners, to foster collaboration, to manage flexibility versus capacity and to lower capital investments. It benefited the manufacturer to expand on to another production stage rather than merging or acquiring businesses within the existing one. Scope of international manufacturing in a digitised era In an era of hyper-digitisation and hyper-connectivity, seamless shop floor to top-floor integration enhanced by the ubiquitous connectivity improvements of networking technologies, and a drop in the unit prices of RFID and other sensor technologies that collect and connect manufacturing data across the supply chain, it can be argued that no manufacturing location can be considered to be a stand-alone site. Networked production is no longer a theory; products have been modularised, manufacturing has been templatised, and a common digital platform pervades across all facets of manufacturing. Advanced analytics now collects data in real-time to perform predictive analysis with a continuous feedback loop with the strategy & decision making process. Application of IoT technologies promises to bring in the fourth industrial revolution (Industrie 4.0). IoT operates as a network of sensors, connectors and transmitters- which January 2017 n OEM Update

Expert column once connected to the world-wide-web, makes distance irrelevant. The factory can be remotely monitored, diagnosed and supported. Thus application of IoT makes a step up in factory management. IoT is not just about distributed sensing, it is about distributed actions- most of the times, actions taken from a remote location. It can therefore be concluded that “globally distributed” is still the future of manufacturing. This concept will assume even more importance in the future as all the advances in technology hitherto, and those that are still forming, come together to provide the right conditions for remote, isolated locations to become part of the mainstream, thanks to IoT. Similarly the promise of consumer facing IoT- we are looking at a future where any product can become connected with any customer at any time. In the grandest scheme of things, a consumer’s action can impact manufacturing real time. The way forward in globally distributed manufacturing “The future is already here, it’s just not very evenly distributed.” The words of futurist William Gibson fit very well in the context of manufacturing systems. Manufacturers need to refresh their understanding of the potential for global manufacturing and carefully design global production networks, built with the essential infrastructure in order to convert digital waste into digital opportunities. As manufacturers brace themselves for the inevitable skill gaps globally and try to work out the optimum way

to serve new kinds of customers by harnessing newer tools and technologies, they will be challenged by standardisation and control at a level that is a far cry from the current scenario where many plants continue to operate in a silo. Connected enterprise Information Technologies (IT), many of which are already operational, will connect one plant with another, and the enterprise at large. Going forward, the consumption model for these technologies will likely shift to a pay-per-use pattern, and the organisational data may well migrate to a virtual data centre operated by a non-traditional IT services providers. Artificial Intelligence (AI) will enable autonomy and reduce the need for manual operation, making it possible for factories to operate 24 hours, anywhere in the world. Manufacturing cost reduction would still be possible irrespective of production location, enabling further flexibility to manufacturers globally, with Best-CostCountry (BCC) manufacturing locations presenting competitive options due to their inherent cost advantages factor. However, the Chinese walls standing between MIG/MAG different manufacturing locations need to come down for a seamless global networked production to take off.




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When IIoT Meets Reality

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have been numerous articles written about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and the benefits it can offer industrial organisations such as manufacturers and resource production facilities. Very little, however, has been written about the implementation realities of effectively assembling assorted IIoT technologies and addressing various decision points throughout the process. True IIoT benefits come not from step changes like upgrading equipment to be more efficient, but instead from driving continuous process efficiency by developing a constant feedback loop for data collection and assessment, used to inform IIoT strategy. While there is no one-size fits all approach, this article addresses common questions to help organisations build an effective IIoT framework. Fortunately, industrial automation and networking solutions that help organisations leverage the IIoT already exist. For instance, protocol conversion capabilities allow a wide range of different machines in heterogeneous environments to talk to each other. Industrial Ethernet switches and cellular M2M RTUs or routers enable the reliable flow of data anytime, anywhere. With these IIoT-ready products, data can be easily monitored by operators and engineers to provide a solid foundation for IIoT deployment. By combining the right equipment and systems with technically-savvy people, organisations can then turn IIoT hype into reality and use real-time data visibility to drive business advantage. What is the goal? Many elements of the IIoT can be viewed as an operational toolbox for organisations looking to gain key business

insight, regarding when and where portions of their infrastructure can benefit. Several of the tools available to guide this process tie back to common technologies that include protocol conversion, visual management, remote monitoring and industrial Ethernet. The use of these technologies enables organisations to cost-effectively extend equipment lifetime and improve process visibility while pushing control to the edge. But the question for many is where to start? The first step for effective implementation is goal definition. What is the main reason for deployment? Is the organisation looking to reduce costs and/or improve efficiency? Perhaps is it simply to remotely monitor systems and processes from anywhere at anytime? Once implementation goals are defined, the building blocks can be addressed, starting with existing equipment and where the data originates. What do I already have? After establishing goals, it is important to take inventory of the devices and equipment within the organisation. How old are they? In most cases it is unrealistic and cost-prohibitive to “ripand-replace� legacy equipment. Businesses are likely better off leveraging existing equipment by integrating industrially-fluent communication devices and protocol conversion software to tie all systems together. How to connect? The best data for IIoT investigation sometimes comes from the most challenging places in a facility. To access and assess this information, machines and sensors from all different pedigrees must connect to collect data for an organisation to be able to gain insight. While connecting equipment may sound like a mundane task, consider the fact that legacy operating equipment may have been deployed 50 years ago. How can data be extracted from older equipment without communication capabilities? Perhaps integrating sensors into the equipment or throughout a process can address data collection requirements. Physically connecting equipment via wireless, Ethernet, serial and or or fibre cable Continued to 48



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is likely a straightforward process if the deployed equipment was designed with communication capabilities. However, a hiccup in this process may arise upon examination of the protocols being used. Are they proprietary protocols, or industry standard? A simple solution is to leverage protocol converters to communicate with IP-friendly protocols. For legacy equipment with limited or no communication capabilities, an organisation should consider strategically overlaying a network of sensors to collect data. How to send data? Once equipment is physically connected and communicating locally, how can data be pushed outside an organisation to the “cloud�? Automation and typical layer 2 networking equipment was never designed to send data beyond the local area network. PLCs, RTUS and HMIs are commonly connected via Ethernet for local communication, but that doesn’t equate to communicating to a remote data repository in the cloud. One approach is to deploy gateways to aggregate data and negotiate with remote sites. These networking gateways, which were traditionally called routers, are being re-labelled as IIoT gateways. This IIoT aggregation gatewaybased architecture minimises implementation time by reducing the amount of configuration required to get an entire system communicating with the cloud. A common challenge at this stage, if required, is how to transmit data to the cloud without an available Internet connection, or where the Ethernet is maintained by IT and cannot be used. An easy-to-deploy solution might be to install a separate Internet connection, like a cellular router. A cellular router can be deployed in-parallel with control networks, and provides a highly secure communication channel directly to cloud portal providers. Where does the data go? The real power of the IIoT and cloud computing comes from centralising data and then integrating applications to digest and process this information. Today numerous IoT platform providers exist. These platforms offer repositories with varying capabilities, from data storage and event processing to device provisioning and reporting. While they often can be configured for unique applications, some are purpose built for easier and quicker implementations. Regardless of application-specific features, there are a number of platform components that should be taken into consideration. For example, how is security handled from data encryption to device authentication, thirdparty application connections to user access? What communication protocols are supported by the cloud platform? Most commonly MQTT, HTTP and AMQP are the primary protocols for transmitting device-level data to a server. Each has its strength, but MQTT seems to be the predominate protocol due to its ability to handle high-latency networks using a publish or subscribe architecture. How to ensure security? Privacy and security are often cited as significant barriers to IIoT investment. Sensitive data must be protected when it is collected and transferred. Special security measures may need to be in place for the systems that collect, monitor, 48

process and store IIoT data securely. But, security is a doubleedged sword, and finding a balance between implementation costs related to time and resources combined with data protection can be challenging. Regardless, security must be a key consideration for all IIoT deployments because it impacts all layers from actual sensors to the platform itself. When determining how to ensure security, many questions need to be addressed. For instance, how many locations are connecting to the cloud? Does the implementation require unidirectional or bidirectional communication? What protocols are being used to transmit data between sites and the cloud? Does the solution support end-to-end encryption? What is the cost? When evaluating IIoT solutions, reoccurring costs associated with each component need to be considered. The most common IIoT solutions will typically be a combination of capital expenditures and reoccurring charges. Platform costs are typically billed based on a data received or sent model with additional costs for data storage and add-on features such as control or notification capabilities. Reoccurring services may also come into play if satellite or cellular equipment is deployed for connected equipment. Similar to IIoT platforms, data backhaul solutions also require capital expenditures for hardware and on-going operational costs for the data plans. Conclusion If the IIoT is still difficult to rationalise, consider the resources and time it would take for a business with thousands of employees continuously running around collecting data on clipboards from legacy equipment and manually feeding information into a data analysis tool. When thinking about how much sensor or process-level data to collect, consider the best output will only come from data that is both strategically and securely gathered. Simply collecting easy-to-access surface data will likely not provide the stepchange required for ultimate success. This is why organisations need easy-to-deploy IIoT-ready solutions and tools that can seamlessly automate data collection and mining from systems and processes to minimise inefficiencies. By more effectively gathering information, businesses are able to better analyse data to gain more insight into operations. This increased visibility helps drive productivity by highlighting improvement opportunities. In closing, regardless of the goal associated with IIoT implementation, it is important to build a feedback loop for all actionable data. A cyclical process should be established and re-visited periodically to ensure process improvements and cost reductions are continuous. Authored by__ Colin Geis, Director of Product Management, IIoT Red Lion Controls January 2017 n OEM Update

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India Pvt Ltd, the 100 per cent subsidiary of Japan’s Yaskawa Electric Corporation, is addressing innovation primarily through two distinct product and service categories: Drives & Motion Control and Robotics Automation. The new surge of robotics is in applications demanding advanced intelligence, observes the company’s Dy. COO & Head (Sales & Marketing) Ajay Gurjar. Could you brief us on the future of robotics in industrial manufacturing? Due to globalisation and high industrialisation, robotics in India is poised for a bright future. Since India is already a manufacturing hub catering to the whole world, the use of robots in every aspect of manufacturing will provide the necessary edge to companies. In turn this will propel the requirement of skilled manpower for this technology. As there is acute shortage of skilled labour in all industries, coming up with robotic solutions that can solve this problem will lead to the growth of a separate robotics sector in Indian industrial manufacturing industry. As per TechNavio’s analysts forecast the global industrial robotics market will grow at a CAGR of 6.42 per cent in year 2013 – 2018. Indian robotics industry expected to double over next 3-4 year. The trend toward robotic automation is increasing in India; however, it is still in its infancy in several sectors. Also in term of technology aspect most compact and cost effective robot for more hazards and human friendly robot will be the future of robotics. What are the emerging technologies to watch in 2017? Rapidly increasing power of the microprocessor and artificial intelligence techniques, robots have


dramatically increased their potential as flexible automation tools. The new surge of robotics is in applications demanding advanced intelligence. Robotic technology is converging with a wide variety of complementary technologies – machine vision, force sensing (touch), speech recognition and advanced mechanics. This results in exciting new levels of functionality for jobs that were never before considered practical for robots. Like Cobot (collaborative Robot), high density of robot and controller Yaskawa launch the New GP Series Robot and YRC 1000 (2016) Robot Controller and Human collaborative robot (2017) for reducing the compactness of system. Explain us on your latest breakthrough technology for this domain. Yaskawa has over 100 years of experience in developing technology and 40 years experience of robot technology with the experience of 10 generation of robot controllers. Currently Yaskawa launched the YRC 1000 new robot series also AC welding power source for helping the automobile industry to reduce the product weight as current robot welding power source can work with lower thickness. In addition, Yaskawa have good technology for medical and pharma industry which support human to work with the help of robot. What are the major barriers to widespread adoption of robotics in India? There are three key obstacles including social implications of releasing people from roles; creating the business case - investment in time and money is needed to implement robotics; and there may be other initiatives that take higher priority. The security of the technology - while robotics delivers accurate error-free results, it can also bring risk customer require greater control over pre manufacturing processes for component, of use AI in-built robot for compensating the pre process error which may increase the cost of investment. How difficult is the migration process – from older infrastructure to advanced platform? For fulfilling the current requirement of market and technology changes we need to change the platform and with respect to changing the platform we need

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New features transform the classic industry connector into an Industrie 4.0 component.


ndustrie 4.0 and the associated dramatic changes driven by Smart Factories –which are resulting in the modularization of machines and plants – are seeing the connector undergo a fundamental transformation. Whereas decentralisation was a structural change in deployment, and installation technology driven by the manufacturer of machinery and plants, modularisation is a user-initiated change brought about by flexibility. Modularisation has implications beyond the traditional responsibilities of employees. It first and foremost impacts the plant operator interested in configuring the plant in the simplest way possible. The task here no longer lies with the automation expert or the maintenance engineer – rather, it is the operator who wants to use the simple via Plug-and-Produce system. This has a fundamental impact on the connector since it becomes an integral part of a smart infrastructure. Development phases of the industrial connector 1950-1980: Centralisation The introduction of electric drives in machinery made it necessary to supply them with power as well as control them. These control and power supply functions were combined in a central switch cabinet which was then later used for the PLC. The industrial connector makes it possible to separate the switch cabinet and the mechanical areas of the machine. This represents significant customer benefits including rapid installation and reduced errors compared to hard wiring. 1980-2010: Decentralisation As a result of the fieldbus introduction, it was no longer necessary to connect directly all signals to the switch cabinet. Sensor data could now be decentrally collected, and actuators could also be switched on. This resulted

in a decentralized configuration technology which was characterised by IP67 devices on one side, but also by decentralised, smaller switch cabinets on the other. The Han- Modular which was invented to transfer data, power and individual signals to these distributed switch cabinets, can do so in a pluggable manner. The real benefit of decentralisation was the simplification of installation, consequently prolonging the machine lifecycle. 2010-2030?: Modularisation Future Smart Factories will be much more transformationcapable than today’s factories. “Mass customisation” will demand the production of individual products using mass production standards and efficiency. This goal can only be achieved if production can be continuously adapted to individual requirements as fast as possible. A modular with standardised interfaces is consequently a requirement. Here, a module must be supplied with all lifelines – the Han Modular fulfils this demand. However, enhanced requirements arise when a connector is no longer part of the installation but becomes the standardised infrastructure interface. In a Smart Factory there is no traditional commissioning that ends with a standard system configuration. In principle, a Smart Factory is continuously commissioned over and over again in operation, or a reconfiguration takes place, even during operation. All the associated possible configurations cannot be tested in traditional commissioning. This has ramifications. The new configuration must be able to be produced easily and securely. Here, it cannot be assumed that specially trained personnel will be available for this purpose. Consequently, the new configuration must be supported by integrated management. Since the addition and replacement of a module always implies the insertion of a connector, connectors gain a new central meaning. The HanModular connector is endowed with features for docking or undocking, functionality for high-uptime operation, active locking, visualisation and communication, which further develop the connector from a passive installation component into a smart infrastructure component. Author: To know more visit at 


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NTTF nurtures youth for manufacturing sector Nettur Technical Training Foundation, ‘NTTF’, established in 1963, is a living symbol of Indo-Swiss cooperation that aims at promoting vocational technical education for the youth of India and is headquartered in Bangalore. NTTF clicked with students and professionals of less privileged backgrounds making them readily employable and well qualified trainees. It has partnered partnering with several corporate houses and industries to design short term and long duration certified vocational training programmes.

and many more. The institution has an enviable track record of industry placement of its technicians and engineers, both in India and abroad, through Campus selections. NTTF also launched a unique ‘Concurrent Programme’ (NTTF Diploma + German B.Eng degree offered by Steinbeis University, Berlin) in TOOL and DIE MAKING and MECHATRONICS, for Class 12 passed students in Science stream.

The foundation implements its programs of technical training through its more than 20 training centres located in more than 16 States of India and employs over eight hundred faculty members. It has delivered core training programs for over 40,000 students. Apart from its own facilities, NTTF has tied up with many industrypartner companies and running the training activities at the infrastructure provided by the industry.

NTTF’s ‘Learn and Earn’ training model is a structured skill development programme and has much similarity to the Germany’s ‘Dual Vocational Education’ System. NTTF is approved under AICTE –National Employability Enhancement Mission (NEEM), Regulations 2013 as a NEEM agent. This program bridges the gap of shortage in skilled manpower for the industries. This unique custombuilt long-term on-the-job training program is rolled out in association with manufacturing industries, which enables a trainee to acquire quality technical education, while earning.

NTTF offers long term core training programs in diverse areas such as tool and die making, electronics, mechatronics, computer engineering, information technology and manufacturing technology, power electronics, embedded system, industrial automation, tool engineering, tool design, product design and engineering, quality engineering and management

In a nutshell, it is demonstrated that NTTF is complementing GOI’s ‘Skilling India’ initiatives and training the manpower for the past five decades. Needless to mention that NTTF’s continuous efforts to contribute to the society in imparting the vocational skills enables an aspiring workforce to effectively ‘secure their future with their own hands’. 

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SPECIFICATIONS MODEL TPKN-16250 Slide travel 150mm. Vertical travel of spindle 35mm. Min. shaft dia. 25mm. Min. Shaft dia. for end mounting 45 mm. Max. Shaft dia. 250mm. Spindle hole 16 mm. Flat clamp for Shaft dia less than & 11mm. chain clamp for shaft dia. above Weight 26.6kgs. H.P. (SIngle phase) 1.5 Current 5.5 Amps. Voltage 230 V or 110 V

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SPECIFICATIONS: MODEL TCM - 335 Weight 28.5 Kgs. Overall Height 325 mm. Overall Width 240 mm. Overall Length 460 mm. H.P. 1.5 Current 5.5 Amps. Voltage 230 V RPM 250 to 1000 rpm (Stepless Variable) Spindle Stroke 53 mm. Max. Spindle Bore 16 mm. Dia Clamping range Std. Reverse jaw Ø 80 to 300 mm Extended Reverse jaw Ø 300 to 480 mm.

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Start your journey toward smart machines external customer advisory board or interview their aftermarket service team to identify the business opportunities for building smart machines. They can also discuss with their sales force the data that would be game-changing for customers. Whatever resources are needed, this is a vital first step. Identify opportunities to innovate with the potential of differentiating by creating new market models. This may mean transforming from a traditional equipmentselling model to a service-based or even performancebased model. For example, some Machine Builders are contextualising existing performance data from their machines to provide reports to their customers on how operators can run their machine more efficiently.

Featuring the actions that will help make sure Machine Builders are prepared to deliver on the promise of smart manufacturing


machines and equipment are becoming an increasingly essential component of smart manufacturing. The machine builders see helping their customers implement smart manufacturing as a new revenue stream. A differentiator. A game-changer for customers. And, critically, a way to stay ahead of competitors. What they often don’t know is how to get started. The truth is – there is not a universal path. Each Machine Builder will have a different path and ultimately offer different smart machines based on a number of factors, including their global footprint, any service and support models, and intellectual property and technologies. However, there are common factors Machine Builder should consider when starting to build smart machines. Machine Builders must first develop a deep understanding of their customers’ businesses and goals, as well as how each organisation’s ambitions compare with where they are today. Only then will Machine Builders be ready to equip their customers with smart machines and equipment, regardless of needs or where customers are on their journey to The Connected Enterprise. With these customer insights, Machine Builders can focus their attention inward. Taking the following actions will help make sure they are prepared to deliver on the promise of smart manufacturing and industrial operations. Establish a vision for manufacturing smart machines. Many Machine Builders find it helpful to bring in an


Assess technological capabilities and resources to be sure they meet the greater demands for building smart machines and equipment. Machine Builders can work with their automation provider to assess their current controls architecture and determine if it can provide the data logging, analytics and reporting capabilities needed to support a smart machine vision. This can help identify where to expand capabilities or engage external collaborators with expertise in areas, such as wireless and mobility, information and visualisation, and industrial security. Of course, it’s one thing to make lists – it’s another to make things happen. Designing, supporting and sustaining smart machines and equipment will require new knowledge and skillsets. Industrial networking training and certification courses can help workers get up to speed. However, Machine Builders don’t have to do everything on their own. They can work with third-party business allies to supplement in-house resources with consultative, design, integration and support services. Experienced collaborators can help determine the best technology to leverage, and offer network and security services like security assessments and reference architectures to help design more secure control systems. In addition, the right collaborator can fill specific needs like safety services for compliance with current and emerging standards, or virtual support engineers who can analyse trends and recommend actions to help prevent downtime. Machine Builders also should look to collaborate with existing industry alliances that offer additional technological, competitive and strategic advantages. These layers of support will help them stay ahead of the new priorities and evolving needs of their customers. (Article contributed by Rockwell Automation) January 2017 n OEM Update

TPDDL empanels Omron’s solutions in its smart grid lab


has announced the empanelment of its Smart Energy Management solutions with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (Tata Power-DDL). The solutions have been displayed in the Smart Grid Lab of Tata Power-DDL. Inaugurated earlier this year at New Delhi, the lab is a pioneering initiative to contribute towards implementing latest smart grid technologies for power distribution utilities and has hands-on demonstration of many technologies of key organisations working in the field of grid modernisation. Omron’s showcase at the lab endeavours to enable utilities with varied advanced solutions so that they are able to manage perennial critical issues affecting the availability and distribution of electricity across the country. It comprises of: Solutions making the smart meters tamper evident: Omron Tamper Detection sensor and AC Latching Relay underline the pressing need of finding a long term solution to the perpetual challenge of power theft caused by tampering in the electricity meters. Omron’s solutions empower the utilities to not only detect & track all key types of tampering, in homes & commercial buildings, but also disconnect the power supply remotely and appropriately if tampering or non-payment is observed. Technology to efficiently manage the behaviour of distribution lines: This section showcases the utility of Omron Wireless Power Sensor for the distribution companies facing the issue of power theft at the distribution lines. The sensor detects hooking and other means of tampering as well as harmonics and load balancing on the distribution lines. Smart solutions for asset management at the sub-stations: Here the visitors get acquainted with an interesting demonstration of Omron Photo Electric and Fence Sensors depicting their ability to detect and indicate unauthorised access to sensitive areas to manage and monitor the safety and security of valuable assets.

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Hedging for foreign currency risk

Decoding the foreign currency risk and hedging techniques.

Risk is inherent in every trade you take, but as long as you can measure risk, you can manage it. Currency risk is emerging as most crucial risk for all Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and their Tier-1 and 2 vendors in recent days. The movement between JPY and INR noticed almost around 15-20 per cent. This motivates us to share you about foreign currency risk and hedging techniques. In 1971, the Bretton Woods system of administering fixed foreign exchange rate was abolished in favour of market determination of foreign exchange rate. Economic globalisation has provided worldwide market to most of companies who are operating internationally and performing global activities. Numerous companies increasingly engage in global activities which can be categorized as import, export, outsourcing, and setting up productions and sales bases abroad. Most of MNCs face gain or losses due to uncertainty in foreign exchange rates. Currency risks are even inevitable for organisation whose productions are mainly indigenous and exports are minimal. This is majorly due to global sourcing agreement between different geographies to take cost advantage in competitive world. These agreements emerge issue of currency mismatch and enhance currency risk further. In India, exchange rates were deregulated and were allowed to be determined by market in 1993. Currency risk directly impact to your cash flows and margins. The bottom lines of businesses are severely impacted due to same. Foreign currency risk arises majorly for: • Importer, due to foreign sellers demand to pay in their local currency e.g. if goods are imported from the United States and one needs to pay in dollars. • Exporter, due to competitive market and foreign buyer demand for payment in their local currency 58

like exports from India to Japan and buyer in Japan insist to pay in Japanese Yen (JPY). • Borrower, who take foreign currency loan like buyer credit loan on imported goods or external commercial borrowing wherein his/her obligation to pay is in currency other than local currency. In all these cases, if currency depreciate, foreign exchange losses comes into picture which directly force you to pay more INR to bank in case of imports and borrowing and accept lower INR due to lower conversion rate in case of exports. The volatile nature of foreign exchange rate poses a great risk of sudden and drastic movements, which may cause significantly damaging financial losses from otherwise profitable transactions. With help of hedging of foreign currency, you can reduce your losses. Many instruments are available in market to protect you from foreign currency losses. The most important instruments prevail in market are as follows: • Forward currency contracts: “Forward Contracts” is an agreement to buy or sell an asset on a specified future date for a specified price. In simple words, it is like reserving a hotel room for future date wherein price reserved in advance. To illustrate this, suppose the spot price of one dollar in today currency market is Rs 65. It means you need to pay Rs 65 to buy one dollar for immediate delivery. In contrast, assume 180 days forward rate is Rs 68 means to pay little bit higher price for dollar on future date. The difference between spot price and forward price is called as “premium on forward contract”. The main advantage of forward is that it can be tailored to specific need of the firm and an exact hedge can be obtained. On the downside, these contracts are not marketable. They can’t sell to another party when they are no January 2017 n OEM Update

Automation longer required and are binding. A forward transaction is an irrecoverable contract. • Futures: A futures contract is similar to forward contract but it is more liquid because it can be traded in an organised exchange i.e. the futures market. Depreciation of a currency can be hedged by selling futures and appreciation can be hedged by buying futures. • Options currency contracts: Options currency contracts are like forward contracts gives its holder right, but not obligation to buy (call options) or sell (put option) to take or make delivery of currency on or before specified date at a stated price. The owner of a call option can generate profit from increasing price, whereas for owner of put option, it is the inverse. Options are particularly suited as a hedging tool for contingent cash flows, as in case of bidding process. • Currency swaps: A currency swap is an agreement between two parties to agree to exchange different currencies normally at prevailing spot price with an agreement to reverse the exchange of currencies, at the same spot rate, at fixed date in future, generally at maturity of spot. These instruments are normally called as Forex derivatives that allow companies to take advantage of the global markets more efficiently by bringing together two parties that have an advantage in other market. It is very difficult to assess how much payment or receipt need to hedge. Normally cost associated with booking of hedging instrument

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which will impact to PL in spite of movement in positive or negative side. So, most of management is very cautious to take such decision. There are typically three types of hedging: fair value hedging, which covers translation risk for net monetary assets and liabilities; cash flow hedging, which covers transaction risk on both actual and projected cash flows, and net investment hedging. Of these, the most complex business case for hedging is in the areas of projected cash flow hedging and net investment hedging. According to Corporate Risk Management Study, comprising 307 companies, 77 per cent hedge net monetary FX assets and liabilities, 76 per cent hedge forecast exposure while 22 per cent hedge net investment exposure. The decision of hedging depends upon a company’s appetite to bear risk or gain. 100 per cent of hedging of balance sheet is not advisable at all. Normally 25 per cent to 40 per cent of hedging of transactions is advisable. Most of companies take this decision as per their internal hedging policy. While drafting the hedging policy, one must take into account external factors like geographies, currencies, time period and economic advantages; and internal factors like risk bearing capacity and CFO tolerance. Main objective of forex management is to minimise potential currency losses, not to make profit from forex rate movements, which are unpredictable and frequent.  Authored by__ Sanjay Tiwari, Dy. COO and Head (Finance & Business Administration) Yaskawa India Pvt Ltd


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Pumping innovations into pharma

Pumps and valves have been catering to the needs of the pharma industry since long. Here, industry experts share recent innovations of the industry.


umps are used extensively at all stages within the pharmaceutical industry right from processing, dosing, mixing, transferring liquid to the final product. Apart from the regular processes, there are some changes that are taking place in the pumps and valves industry. We talk with the industry experts who share information on the recent innovations in the pumps and valves industry. Intelligent pump monitoring Speaking on the recent innovations in the pumps and valves industry, Shankar Rajaram, Vice President – Sales (Industry), Grundfos India says, “Grundfos is a trend setter and innovator of energy efficient pumps and offers solutions encompassing pumps, motors, drives, controls, sensors and communication units optimised to operate in demanding applications and meet the specific challenges of our customers.” Speaking further, he says, “Customisation and engineering are some of our strengths, and we supply different material variants as required for various application, like complex liquid composition. Each and every component of the pump that is used ensures utmost product quality. The electro polished interiors of our unique sanitary pumps are free from 60

edges, seams and screw heads to prevent bacteria particles from accumulating. Grundfos iSOLUTIONS builds intelligence into pump monitoring and control, which can then be fully integrated into existing systems using open communication protocols.” Along with this, Rajaram also claims that Grundfos is also committed to promote energy savings through energy audits of pumps and subsequently help the

Customisation and engineering are some of our strengths, and we supply different material variants as required for various applications like complex liquid composition. Shankar Rajaram, Vice President – Sales (Industry), Grundfos India

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Pumps & Valves

The life cycle cost is the total ownership cost for a purchaser, right from purchasing the pumps to running of pumps, including maintenance cost. Swapan Mitra ,Business Head, Industry Sector, Kirloskar Brothers Limited

customers to save energy and cost. He says, “The energy audit is being carried out systematically by measuring the flow, pressure developed by the pump and power absorbed.” Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) is one of the leading names in the pumps industry. Sharing the offerings of KBL, Swapan Mitra, AVP& Business Head, Industry Sector, Kirloskar Brothers Limited, said, “Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) has introduced ‘KirloSmart’, an IoT (Internet of things) product with unique capability of measuring and transmitting the field parameters for remote monitoring on KBL’s web-based portal for analytics and generating alerts for the probable causes leading to failure of the pump.” Reducing the Total Cost of Ownership Sharing the recent innovations in the pumps and valves sector, Mitra says, “KBL has the largest 3D sand printing machine in the world. The company has an in-house facility for carrying out destructive as well as non-destructive testing on pump components. It also houses Asia’s largest hydraulic research lab within

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NB 80 Pump by Grundfos KPD pump by Kirloskar Brothers Limited

its manufacturing plant premises in Kirloskarvadi, Maharashtra. Besides, KBL comprises the largest service network for pumps and spares.”

help increase MTBF(Mean Time Between Failure), reduce downtime and enhance total life span of the product.”

He further adds, “Energy cost of the pump is nearly 85 percent of the total life cycle cost of the pump. The life cycle cost is the total ownership cost for a purchaser, right from purchasing the pumps to running of pumps, including maintenance cost.”

The company provides various application based coatings, viz. Corroglasscoating series for protecting pumps and valves against corrosion and erosion, Fluid guide series for facilitating energy conservation/energy efficiency enhancement and sustainability. Besides, the company also offers Poly Glass and Plasmet coating for internal and external surfaces of pipes, structures and vessels.

Explaining further, he said, “KBL invested in R&D to manufacture a pump that could help reduce total ownership and lifecycle costs. While doing this, KBL manufactured LLC (Lowest Lifecycle Cost) pumps. These pumps can be offered in horizontal split case design as well as in vertical design.” Throwing light on LLC pumps, Swapan Mitra added, “These pumps carry many features like special coating of hydraulic passages, stainless steel impeller, double row bearings, mechanical sealed body, easy removal of bearings without disturbing or removing suction and delivery piping, which help in reducing energy cost as well as reducing maintenance cost of pumps. As a result, these pumps

Comprehensive offerings by Grundfos India When asked about what the company had to offer for the pharmaceutical industry, Rajaram said, “Grundfos offers a comprehensive range of products to cater to the pharmaceutical industry. The Grundfos Hydro MPC booster systems are made to the very highest standards. Thanks to the CU 352 controller, they handle even the most difficult boosting jobs with ease and accuracy. All components have been combined with focus on quality and efficiency. These can be used wherever additional pressure is required. Each booster model has been designed to meet specific customer demands for capacity and control. The intelligent cascade control ensures that the optimum number of pumps required to meet the demand runs at any time. The Grundfos Hydro MPC booster systems are sturdy, compact units with easy access to all service parts.” Sharing the details of TP, another product of Grundfos, Rajaram said, “This pump is notable for its high levels of reliability and efficiency. The quiet, highly-efficient motors like IE3 or IE4 are standard offerings of this pump. All TP pumps are electro-coated to ensure high corrosion resistance. In line design, reduced power consumption, easy dismantling for service, the stainless steel impeller and seal ring for extended pump life are few of the valuable features offered.” Rajaram also shares the details of the NB and NK pumps, which form the integral part of the Continued to 64



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removal of the impeller without dismantling the pump housing or pipework.” Kirloskar Brothers Limited’s Product Range and Applications Speaking about the company’s offerings for the pharma sector, Mitra said, “KBL has been supplying pumps to the pharma sector since many years for both type of pharma industries, namely the bulk drug and formulation division. For bulk drug units, KBL offers a range of pumps for handling various fluids that include process solvents and brine solutions and for meeting utility requirements.”

company’s product list. He says, “The Grundfos NB and NK pumps are designed and built by Grundfos in order to ensure that every technical detail and every component fully lives up to the Grundfos standard. As a standard requirement, the NB and NK pumps are equipped with cast iron impellers. As an option, impellers made of bronze is also available.” Rajaram concludes, “These improve corrosion resistance when pumping chlorinated water or other aggressive liquids. For high-salinity water, such as brackish or seawater, or other corrosive liquids, all bronze or the stainless steel version of the pumps are available. The pumps are designed with a ’back pullout’ system, which makes maintenance and servicing simple and cost-effective. Both models allow for

Hydro Pneumatic Systems by KBL


As for the company’s offerings in the solvents area, Mitra adds, “For solvents, we have KPD and KPDP series of pumps, which can be offered in austenitic stainless steel material of construction or in exotic material of construction like Duplex stainless steel or in Hastalloy. KBL has supplied various process pumps in pharma industries using patented replicast technology for various intricate pump castings.” KBL also offer solutions for utility applications. Throwing light on the applications for utility, Mitra says, “For utility applications, we offer end-suction pumps as well as split case pumps. For condenser cooling, reactor cooling, RO systems, body washer and eye showers, we have pumps suitable with VFD driven motors, which can be offered with HYPN systems. In addition to this, KBL’s corrocoat applications have been offered for many cooling transfer pumps in pharma companies.” Mitra further explains, “Each pharma unit have effluent treatment plants for which we have been supplying self-priming pumps for small flow requirements and split casing pumps for larger flows. Now-a-days, provision of fire fighting system is mandatory as per national safety norms. Pumps required for this application, viz. motor driven, engine driven pumps and jockey pumps are supplied by KBL. KBL has a dedicated FM/UL cell, which follows a single door communication for AMC of pumps, spares requirement, FM global audit and for imparting training to users. For formulation units, most of the required utility pumps are supplied by KBL.” In a concluding note, Mitra shed light on the offerings for KBL HYPN Systems. He said, “We have a wide variety of pumps and in house engineering capabilities to select best suitable pump for HYPN Systems (Hydro Pneumatic Systems) rather than restricting only to inline pumps. Against this KBL can offer inline, end suction, split case and vertical pumps. These pumps can be offered with smart monitoring where control and monitoring can be on a mobile or on an iPad.”

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Brand Report

Proximity Switches for counting applications area of proximity switches, Jayashree offers over 500 models of INDUCTIVE, CAPACITIVE, OPTICAL, MAGNETIC & ULTRASONIC Proximity Switches. All type of sensors are available in tubular enclosures along with many odd shapes and sizes such as Rectangular, Fork type, Button type and Insert type switches. All these models are available with Integrated cable as well as built-in connectors as per International standards. These switches carry CSA, CE & UL mark and have been checked for EMC/EMI compliance as per IEC-1000-4-4 and 5. Jayashree make Proximity Switches find wide applications in Machine Tools, Foundries, Rolling Mills, Automobiles, Textiles, Pharmaceuticals, Material Handling and all automation systems in general.

Proximity Switches of different type are widely used for different applications in various Industries. These switches are an excellent alternative to the conventional Electro-mechanical limit switches for position sensing and counting applications. JAYASHREE ELECTRON has been manufacturing quality Proximity Switches for over 20 years. As one of the pioneers in the

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2017 manus goes into the 8th round

The application phase for the competition for exciting polymer plain bearing solutions will be made official at the Motek in Stuttgart. International award for plain bearing applications goes into the 8th round. Developers can submit a wide variety of plain bearing applications till the end of February. The prizes will be awarded at the 2017 Hannover Messe.



nce again, the opportunity to apply for the international manus award will now be open for companies and individual developers. Whether serial applications for the industry or individual parts – anyone can apply with a polymer plain bearing application. The winners will be awarded at the 2017 Hannover Messe, and the prize money is up to 5,000 euros. Whether in water, on land or in the air, there is hardly an area where polymer plain bearings do not display their characteristic advantages. They save weight in the solar aircraft, they protect against corrosion in the wave power plant, they ensure a smooth drive on the road and are more economical and more durable than comparable metallic solutions. The prestigious manus award will now be held for the eighth time to show the tremendous potential of plastic bearings technology. The joint initiative of igus, the Institute for Composite Materials, the Industrieanzeiger and the Technical University of Cologne honours plastic plain bearing applications that are characterised by technical prowess and economic efficiency as well as the creativity of the developer. “The term ‘manus’ (lat. hand) symbolises the drive in the bearing technology to go new ways,” says Gerhard Baus, authorised agent for plain bearings at igus GmbH. This was performed by 467 contestants from 34 countries at the last 2015 manus award. They showed the whole exciting range of application potentials of plastic plain bearings, from the prototype to the serial application: spherical bearings in a steeringless bicycle from Italy, linear bearings in a French machine for cake decoration or

plain bearings in an Indian car washing machine. In the end, an innovative system for ear surgery from the Leibniz University of Hanover won the golden manus, which is used to treat inner ear deafness and severe hearing loss. The awards ceremony at the 2017 Hannover Messe The independent jury will select the award winners in February 2017. Participants can apply online until then with a short textual description as well as pictures and videos of their application. The prerequisite is that at least one built prototype of the presented application exists. The awards ceremony of the manus award will take place at the 2017 Hannover Messe at the igus stand. The winners of the competition will receive prize money of up to 5,000 euros. This page contains all information, participant applications of the past years as well as the link to the online registration.

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Perfect measuring technique for cold and warm water


n India, every person uses on average 155 litres of water a day, compared to developing countries those only use 20 litres! Toshniwal provides a comprehensive residential meter portfolio to meet the world’s water utility requirements.

Toshniwal’ Series continues to be in the water industry standards. Its quiet, rugged and reliable apartment and domestic water meters achieve ultra low-flow measurement and meets or exceeds all standards. The ISO standard assures highest possible standards for both manufacturing and customer service quality. Features • Meter with 8 number register allowing precise and easy reading in m3 and litres. • For horizontal and vertical installation. • Rising and down pipes, meter head completely turnable. • Dry type, single jet impeller with magnetic drive. • High measuring accuracy and reliability. • Approvals in 16 countries. Contact Toshniwal Hyvac Pvt Ltd 267, Kilpauk Garden Road Chennai - 600010 Tele: +91-44-26445626/8983 Email: January 2017 n OEM Update



ATOS – make parts, first time right ATOS Compact Scan

With a view to improvise the inspection capabilities for the Indian industries, GOM GmbH, Germany has come up with ATOS blue light 3D Scanning technology. ATOS is an industrial 3D scanner. It delivers three-dimensional measurement data quickly and accurately to optimise engineering process and improve manufacturing workflows. ATOS 3D Scanners are widely used in various industries for components such as sheet metal parts, tools and dies, turbine blades, prototypes, injection moulded and casted parts. Full part geometry is captured in a dense point cloud or polygon mesh describing the object’s surface and primitives precisely and then compared to CAD to generate a colour deviation report. Optical methods of metrology have become a necessity among the manufacturers for detailed analysis for producing components rich in quality in shorter product development cycles in order to compete and growth. Different Models of ATOS are: ATOS Core ATOS Core 3D Scanners are specially designed for scanning of small and medium size objects. This light weight compact 3D scanner is a plug and play device, highly portable and easy to handle. It offers solution for diverse measurement tasks, ranging from the handling of basic 3D scans to fully automatic measurements and inspection processes.

This member of ATOS family is known for master piece combination of its blue light technology and software into a compact design with an affordable price. The components size, ranging from small to medium to large all can be scanned with the same system. The lenses that are located on the outside, provide freedom to change lenses as per the component to be scan for optimisation point density. The light weight and compact design ensures ultimate adaptability for various applications and environment, especially in narrow and confined areas. ATOS Triple Scan

ATOS Triple Scan uses innovative and ground breaking measuring and projection technology. It encompasses all of the functions and benefits of GOM’s proven stereo camera setup plus GOM’s latest technological advancements. The Triple scan technology enables the system to use right and left cameras individually in combination with the projector and saves significant time in scanning of complex shaped components. Applications and advantages ATOS 3D Scanners vastly used in different-different industries like automotive, aerospace, medical, whitegoods, railways, defence and research institutions. The scanners have the following benefits over conventional inspection methods: • One solution for all dimensional inspection requirements. • Full-fledged surface analysis. • Material consumption optimisation. • Process analysis and optimisation. • No material handling required once scanning is done hence saves time and efforts. • Self monitoring system. • Easy to operate for scanning and inspection. • Certified and proven technology. • Wall thickness analysis. • Component profile analysis and many more. Authored byKuldeep Singh, Application Engineer APM Technology Tele: +91 9911910279 Email:


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Techno Spark: Making portable machinery since 1982 Portable center drilling machine model TCM - 335

Techno Spark is a prominent portable machinery manufacturer based in Pune. The company is engaged in this production since 1982. Its machines are designed to resist increasing demands of the end user. All the machines manufactured so far have been completely functional to customer satisfaction, the company claims. Techno Spark deals in portable keyway milling machine and portable centering machines. Portable keyway milling machines come in two models: Model TPKN 16250 and Model 75-SS whereas portable center drilling machines come in Model TCM 335. As these portable machines are very useful in continuous process plants like sugar factory, rubber, cement, paper mills, shipping yards and companies, corrugated box, and chemical plants. These are perfect for machining keyways in motor shafts and pump shafts as well as boring inspection holes across industries like paper mills, process industries, construction sites, power plants, refineries, military equipment, shipbuilding and machine shops, textile, heavy engineering industries where saving a single minute is also precious. Being a

single phase portable machine, cutting keyway on any working site is possible. Portable center drilling machine (Model TCM – 335) The newly launched Techno Spark portable center drilling machine model TCM 335 drills center holes in 80 to 480 mm Ø round, or hex stocks irrespective of its length, in less than 3 minutes. The machine is attached to the face of the job and finds the true center by itself. No operational skill is involved in its working. The unit is designed for center drilling on large shafts. It can be used for small jobs when kept stationery at one place. The stopper provided on the lever controls the center depth to the accuracy of up to 0.1 mm. Special centre drills to suit 16 Ø mm spindle bore are available on demand at extra cost. Contact Techno Spark C-15, Swanand Society, Lane no. 1, Sahakar nagar no.2, Pune – 411 009, Maharashtra Tele: +91-20-24223456/5740

Precision gears by Pragati Transmission Innovation evolution is the foundation of the developing process at Pragati Transmission. The company is engaged in manufacturing, supplying and exporting of precision gears used in aerospace, industrial gear boxes, power tools, machine tools and automobiles. The company is known in the market for the quality and performance of its components that incorporate - precision spur/helical gears, gear shafts, worm gears, starter motor shafts, power tool components. Also, the company offers job work facilities on CNC Gear Grinder, Hob Sharpener, CNC Gear Tester. Pragati Transmission 70

is capable of manufacturing gears up to DIN 4 class quality.  Contact: Pragati transmission pvt ltd A 103 / a 104, 3rd main, 2nd stage, Peenya Industrial Estate, Bangalore - 560 058. TEL: 080-28365364 / 28367394 Email: January 2017 n OEM Update


ACREX India 2017 – A nationally international show ACREX India, South Asia’s leading trade fair on Refrigeration & Cold Chain, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Intelligent Buildings will open its doors for the 18th time from 23 to 25 February. It has been an endeavour of ISHRAE to bring HVAC&R industry into the forefront and make ACREX India the most coveted event for the built environment. Therefore ISHRAE has formulated a Build Fair Alliance (BFA) this year, with five independent shows catering to the various segments of the building construction industry. BFA will bring the players of the construction industry under this umbrella and thus offer all stakeholders of the industry an opportunity to acquaint themselves with the latest technology in the field. “With every edition, ACREX India is becoming grander than before – offering more opportunities for stakeholders across the industry. Build Fair Alliance is an initiative to bring five strengths of the Built Industry under one roof,” says Sonia Prashar, Managing Director, Nuernberg Messe India “India is currently one of the favourites of the major international players. The world views our country as

an engine for growth for their business,” said Ashish Rakheja, Chairman, ACREX India 2017. He added, “There is a greater focus on energy efficiency and end consumers, skilled workers and installers all consider there will be more and more need for energy-saving technologies. There is growth in all areas – hospitals, retail, industry, infrastructure and commercial development zones – which offer incentives for central industrial plant businesses. The refrigeration industry is also enjoying continued growth. All of this offers the ideal conditions to make ACREX India 2017 a success”. ACREX 2017 is expected to attract 500 exhibitors, 30 per cent of them from outside India and more than 50,000 decision-makers, architects, developers, end consumers, advisers and project managers. ACREX India 2017 will have country pavilions hosted by Turkey, Germany and China. Besides these, there is individual participation by 25 countries including USA, UK, UAE, Taiwan, Italy, France, Hong Kong, Russia, Mexico, Sweden, Korea, South Korea, Thailand, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Malaysia, Vietnam and many more.

To meet the expanding global supply market requirements, Muratec has been a global leader in supply of Turning machines with advanced automation solutions. It is fully prepared to provide the most appropriate level of automation solution to meet the growing demand in India for medium to high volume global supply market combined with high-precision Standards. It also caters to the rapidity increasing volume requirements of the domestic Indian automobile industry. Our MW/MS Series Twin and Single spindle automated turning machines and MD series turning centers have more than 10,000 installations worldwide. We are proud to say that, “MURATEC MOVES YOUR CAR”. MURATEC machines are available in a wide range of chuck sizes: capacities ranging from 6" to 15" chuck size. These advanced, precision turning machines come with highly reliable, integrated, intelligent CNC 3 axis servo gantry loader for smart, fully automated, flexible workpiece load/unload operations. Now Available local Turnkey Machines in India

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Opportunities worth ` 50,000 Crore in capital goods sector Though the demand for capital goods in the country has grown by almost two-and-a-half times over the last decade to ` 3.7 lakh crore in 2015, sectors’ contribution to India’s GDP is 0.6 per cent as compared to 4.1 per cent for China, 3.4 per cent for Germany and 2.8 per cent for Korea. Much of the demand was met by imports, thus making it the country’s fourth-largest import category after crude oil, electronics and gold, as per a report by FICCI and McKinsey & Company. As per the report, the capital goods sector grew at only 2 per cent per annum between 2010 and 2015, compared to the overall economic growth rate of 7 per cent. The demand for capital goods, driven by overall economic growth, has been increasing at the rate of 10 per cent per annum, pushing the imports of capital goods to $ 30 billion in 2015. For a $ 2 trillion economy, the sector is still relatively underdeveloped. The study reveals that the sector could have been weighed down due to low investments in technology and talent. In Indian capital goods sector, less than 1 per cent of revenue is ploughed back in R&D as compared to 5-6 per cent in Germany. The sector has attracted an annual investment of ` 18,000-20,000 crore and has been

stagnant at 1.4 per cent growth. Indian goods sector has also been missing a deep component supplier ecosystem along with limited B2B sales and marketing capabilities. Dr. A Didar Singh, Secretary General, FICCI said “Capital goods is now the fourth largest import category after crude oil, electronics and gold. The future growth trajectory of the sector could be accelerated. Based on the push under the “Make in India” campaign and the trends in key enduse sectors, there are multiple growth opportunities on the horizon in India for capital goods players.” In order to change this scenario, there are certain sectors that need to be tapped. According to Abhishek Agrawal, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company, if the following sectors-Emission norms regulations, investing into railways, ports, roads, thrust on indigenisation of manufacturing in aerospace and defence, Urbanisation and meeting India’s energy, material and food demands are tapped, it could result in an annual opportunity worth ` 2 lakh crore. He further stated that tapping these could also accelerate the growth of this sector and thus add ` 40,000 – 50,000 crore to country’s GDP. Such a scenario will create additional 5 lakh direct jobs and 50 lakh jobs in total.

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COMMERCIAL PARTNERS Ace Micromatic Group...................................................... 23 Aesseal India Pvt. Ltd. .................................................... 19 Airflic Corporation ........................................................... 59 Andreas Maier Workholding Technology Pvt. Ltd. .......... 49 Annair Controls ............................................................... 57 Apex Precision Mechatronix Pvt Ltd ............................... 35 Bharat Steels .................................................................. 80 Bry Air Asia Pvt Ltd ......................................................... 51 Cad Macro Design & Solutions Pvt. Ltd. ........................ 33 Eppinger Tooling Asia Pvt. Ltd. ....................................... 25 FIBRO India Precision Products Pvt Ltd ........................ 17 Gishnu Gears ................................................................. 37 Graebert India Software Pvt. Ltd. ................................... 41 Gurman Machine Tools Pvt. Ltd. .................................... 80 Harting India Pvt. Ltd. ..................................................... 31 igus (India) Pvt. Ltd. ....................................................... 43 Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association .............. 9 Infor India Pvt. Ltd. ......................................................... 69 Jayashree Electron Pvt Ltd ............................................ 65 Kumbhojkar Plastics Moulders ....................................... 67 LAPP India Pvt. Ltd. ...................................................... IBC Meiban Engineering Technologies Pvt Ltd ..................... 71 Migatronic India Pvt Ltd .................................................. 45

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Mikrofine Toolings Pvt. Ltd. ............................................. 79 Multi Axis CNC Robotics ................................................ 47 Nettur Technical Training Foundation Pvt Ltd ................. 21 Paramount Machine Tools .............................................. 61 Power Build Ltd. ............................................................... 3 Pragati Transmission Pvt. Ltd. ........................................ 27 Reliance Capital Ltd. ..................................................... BC Renishaw Metrology Systems Pvt. Ltd. ........................... 13 Renishaw Metrology Systems Pvt. Ltd. .....................Cover RK CNC Solutions .......................................................... 82 Rockwell Automation India Pvt. Ltd. ................................. 5 S&T Engineers Pvt. Ltd. ............................................... IFC Sahajanand Laser Technology Ltd ..................................11 Sameer Sales Corporation ............................................. 80 Sunlube India Pvt Ltd ..................................................... 53 Techno Spark .................................................................. 55 Trident Pneumatics Pvt. Ltd. .......................................... 81 Triobotics Automation Solutions Pvt Ltd ......................... 29 Tyrolit India Super Abrasive Tools Pvt. Ltd. .................... 63 UK Systems .................................................................... 61 United Grinding Gmbh ...................................................... 7 Wohlhaupter India Pvt. Ltd. ............................................ 39 Yaskawa India Pvt. Ltd..................................................... 15


117/5A, Ramanna Flour Mill Bldg, 2nd Main Rd, 2nd Stage, Peenya Industrial Area, Bangalore - 560058 Mobile: 9741985519, 9741497292 / E-mail : Earthing is important for electrical equipment and machinery. The voltage between the earth and the neutral should be less than 2 V AC, is considered as good earth. If the voltage between the earth and neutral exceeds 2 V AC is considered as weak earth which may cause damages to the electrical equipments. Earth Monitoring Unit will monitor the earth condition by measuring the voltage between the earth and the neutral constantly. If the voltage between the earth and the neutral exceeds 2 V AC the unit will activate a potential free contact which can be interfaced to the electrical equipment or machinery to take proper action and thereby avoiding further damages to the electrical equipments. • • • • •

Features : Earth & Neutral Sensing Input Voltage - 415/220 V AC Output-Potential free contact 5 A rating Max Detectcs Neutral & Earth Failure Din Rail mounting

Axis drop problem in CNC machines The introduction of Computer numerical control (CNC) machines radically changed the manufacturing industry because of it is key advantages like high accuracy and faster production. In one sense, CNC machines may be said to represent special industrial robot systems, as they are programmable to perform any kind of machining operation. Most of the manufacturing industries face problems in position control of the vertical axis during machining on CNC machines, in the event of an unprecedented power failure. The axis slips downwards due to inertia and gravitational force acting on vertical axis of CNC machines. In case of die and mould applications, where the accuracy of jobs are comparatively very high, the damages caused due to this problem are very expensive when the material being machined is titanium or other costly materials. In order to avoid this problem it is necessary to stop the axis run away immediately, by applying the electromechanical brake connected to the axis servomotor or ball screw rod in advance so as to apply the axis brake in advance and protect the axis run away. Function of Axis drop preventer in CNC machine. The unit senses the three phase input voltage of the CNC machine and in the event of power failure, the voltage to the brake is cut-off in advance thereby preventing the vertical axis of the CNC machine from dropping. Block Block Diagram Diagram

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Technical Specification Technical Specification

24 DC - Operating 24 DC -Voltage Operating Voltage

Input Supply Input Supply AC Input SupplyAC AC

Three O I/p O I 4Wire Three I 4Wire I/p R Y B EY R B E Out ACCUSTOP ACCUSTOP




Out In




100 V DC max Additional Contact Rating 100 V DC A max Additional Contact Rating Cut Off Voltage range 1602.5 VAAC to2.5 380 V AC


160 V AC to 380 ACto 380 V AC Cut Off Voltage Weight 3 Kgs. 160 VV AC Cut Offrange Voltage range



Phase 4 Wire RYBE ThreeThree Phase 4 Wire RYBE 220 1415220 V220 1415 Three Phase 4 Wire RYBE 1415 VV

Frequency 50 Hz 50 Hz 50 Hz Input Supply DC 24 Volts for operating OutInput Supply DC 24operating Volts for operating Input Supply DC 24 Volts for Input DC Current 100 mA max 100 mA max Input DC Input Current mA max DC Current Brake Contact Rating 200100 V DC 15 A max In 100 V DC max Brake Contact 100 V DC 7.5AAmax max BrakeRating Contact Rating Additional Contact Rating 1007.5 VADC 2.5 Frequency Frequency



Vertical Axis Motor OV

BRAKE Vertical Axis Motor

Brake Voltage Brake Voltage Input Input

• Unit can sense voltage fluctuation & power failure • Unit can create auto emergency during voltage fluctuation and power failure • Customization possible • There is no changes required to the CNC machine parameters and the CNC system

Weight Mounting Weight

mounting 3 Kgs.Panel 3 Kgs.

Cooling Mounting Mounting

Air Cooling PanelNatural mounting Panel mounting

Cooling Cooling

Natural AirNatural Cooling Air Cooling

Dimension (mm) Dimension (mm)

196 (L) X 60 (H)(L) X 200 196 X 60(D) (H) X 200 (D)

Dimension (mm)

196 (L) X 60 (H) X 200 (D)

• Maximum of 3 contacts can be provided • Suitable for all types of CNC machines • Suitable for all types CNC Systems and controls • Compact Design / Easy wiring • Unit can be mounted inside the electrical panel of the CNC machine

Non Bleed :19 cm (width) X 25 cm (height)

Bleed : 21.59 cm (width) X 27.94 cm (height)

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OEM Update January 2017  
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