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CEO CORNER Power Sector : The sweet & sour sides of budget 2018 The Union Budget for 2018-19 is likely to have an overall positive impact on the power sector with the thrust towards expanding electricity access through flagship schemes is seen boosting demand and a proposed mechanism for uptake of solar power likely to spur capacity creation. The thrust towards ensuring electricity access to all rural households under Saubhagya & DUGJY schemes is likely to provide a boost in energy demand to some extent, apart from improving the quality of life for rural households. Further, the mechanism proposed to buy surplus solar energy from solar pumps by distribution utilities as well as push for deployment of solar energy under smart city programme would facilitate solar capacity addition, given the improved tariff competitiveness of solar energy. The 10 per cent surcharge on Customs duty for import of all items would hit the power sector. The equipment and generation industry is expecting an increase in cost across the value chain. Most of these items across the chain are governed by commodity pricing, which in the past few months has already seen an upswing. Items such as aluminum conductors, wires, etc, are procured in bulk at a fixed price and will see increase in cost. These items constitute 60 per cent of the cost of power. Close to 80 per cent of India’s solar power is based on imported content. Solar panels from last year on have been inviting 7.5 per cent Customs duty. Sector executives said a 10 per cent surcharge over this would escalate the cost and could impact power rates, too. Since electricity is not covered in the goods and services tax, there will not be any input tax credit; any change in cost due to surcharge would be passed on to consumers. This will lead to escalation in cost of power, borne by the consumer. Thus Power sector has experience sweet & sour effects for budget for 2018 , still the power industry will sail through the challenges and rise up with new technology advancements.

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ADOR WELDING

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ALTRAN GROUP

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AMI POLYMER

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AXIS ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS

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EPCOS INDIA

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EXOR INDIA

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F FLIR SYSTEMS INDIA

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GEM EQUIPMENTS

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GIANTLOK INDIA

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GOLIYA IMPEX

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SPAIN Sofiane JEDIDI Mepax España Tel : +34 963 255 886, Email: spain@mepax.com

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GEISSEL INDIA

USA Nancy TARTAGLIONE, Mepax USA Email: n.tartaglione@mepax.com usa@mepax.com

NIRMOHI INTERNATIONAL

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HEIDENHAIN HPL ELECTRIC POWER

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ENTERPRISES

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ENGINEERING REVIEW Overseas Representatives

MEGADYNE GROUP

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ELESA AND GANTER

HARTING

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NEWTECH

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EAGLE SALES CORPORATION

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RISHABH INSTRUMENTS

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SCHMERSAL

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SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

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SHAH ENTERPRISE

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INDIA TOOLS & INSTRUMENTS

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KUSAM ELECTRICAL

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COVER STORY

NEWS

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Ador helps contain air pollution in cement plants KSB bags the largest Order worth Rs. 4130 Mio to supply Primary Coolant Pumps to NPCIL

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Renishaw creates additively manufactured sun dial for historic Berkeley Castle

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Gleason India to participated in this year’s IPTEX

POWER

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Automation Fair 2018 hones to boost manufacturing industry towards GDP 25%

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Mr. Shreegopal Kabra, Managing Director & Group President, RR Global

HP brings 3D Printing Technology to India

SCHMERSAL GROUP founds subsidiary in Japan

Mastercam celebrates 35th Anniversary Atlas Copco launches new air compressors at its Chakan factory

RR KABEL: The brand of EXCELLENCE with innate INDIAN values

Safexpress to invest Rs.100 Crore in Northeast

Trelleborg presents most extensive E-learning package

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Fluke Ti450 SF6 Gas Leak Detector is honored in Utility Products 2017 Product of the Year Awards

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38 Partnering Sustainable Growth

50 “We believe in ethical trade practice first and profit later”

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42 “Smart Motors are the way to the future”

60 KUSAM-MECO : The legacy of excellence

44 “Manufacturing in India is evolving to keep pace with the rest of the world”

48 Baumer India : Riding on technology evolution

66 “Our export business has continued to Widen its Footprint”

72 Topping in Tapchangers


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GIANTLOK INDIA : Improving performance through innovation

EAGLE SALES : The brand recall for excellence

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SHAH ENTERPRISE: Delivering Innovative International Products with Unsurpassed Quality

PERFECT AUTOMATION: The blend of technology & quality

104 R.K.ENGINEERING: Building Relations With Trust

92 NewTech: Power of Dreams

XL Electricals is a part of Modern Electricals & Lighting world

100 SRISHTI LIGHTING : Expanding the horizon

106 STEEL MART : The legacy of excellence

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102 EMA : The voice of the industry

108 “We look forward to a Strong 2018 performance”

110 NIRMOHI : Recognition for dedication

TECH TRENDS

112 “We give strategic advantages to our customers from diverse industries”

BUSINESS AVENUES

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116 MECHELONIC : Dedicated to innovation & excellence

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

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POLYCAB: Moving from wires and cables to complete electrical solutions

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TECH TRENDS

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Motion Control when the Lines are Blurred

150 Air Cooled Variable Transformers ( VARIACS ) 4.0 for Power Industry : Digitization tool 154 “Industry for engineering for Power EPC and Power Plants”

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HiFocus – High Precision Plasma Cutting from 0.5 to 160 mm Washington PUD Relies on Thermal Imaging to Keep the Lights on for Residents

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Small and ready to conquer the world

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Ador helps contain air pollution in cement plants Ador reduced their existing emission levels from the plants’ earlier values to the committed (and aspired) values of minimum 25% emission reduction and at the some sits achieved a maximum of 75% emission reduction. Ambuja Cements Ltd., a part of the global conglomerate Lafarge Holcim, is one of the leading cement companies in India while being the largest cement plant chain in the world. The company strongly believes in environmental sustainability which is one of its core values. Recently, the Clean Air team of Ador Powertron showcased the simple innovation and high performance of the Ador+Redkoh Vedika technology in five different plants including clinker cooler ESPs and CPP ESPs. These are some of the most important plants in India viz. Ambuja Cement Rabariyawas Unit, Maratha Unit, Dariaghat Unit, and Bhatapara Unit (Cooler ESP Line 1 & 2). Ador reduced their existing emission levels from the plants’ earlier values to the committed (and aspired) values of minimum 25% emission reduction and at the some sits achieved a maximum of 75% emission reduction. This incredible environmental protection victory shows that the performance of the Ador High Frequency Power Supply (HFPS) not only enhances the efficiency of Electro-Static Precipitators in the cement industry but also in the power generation field. Ador was able to prove that the Vedika Solution for high Standard Particulate Matter (SPM) can provide better opacity at lesser investment cost and even far lesser effort than adding extra ESP fields or other electrical /

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mechanical solutions. More importantly, all of this can be achieved without even asking for a process shutdown.

Vedika gives the end user a pristine air quality experience due to the edge it has, catalyzed by the following ways: • A suitable waveform to the TR set in order to minimize the ESP Ripple • Increased average voltage to the ESP • Increased current flow to the ESP • Fast Response Time to events occurring in both the ESP and the Power system • Possesses all the benefits of the tried and trusted Transformer Rectifier Design • Significantly high-power capacities

• Improvement in the power factor • Reuse of the existing cabling, control rooms and Mechanical TR footprints • No duct work modifications • Provides a solution rather than a one-fits-all product • The electrical energization with High Frequency Power Sources and the same boiler conditions may lead to emission reduction to the tune of 30-50% without any ESP renovation for addition of fields or increase in the height in all of the coal fired power stations in India by utilizing high resistivity and high ash content coal from the Indian mines Industrial enterprises are today under constant pressure to

reduce gaseous and particulate emissions from their processes. The Ador Clean Air team has produced and supplied the largest number of TransformerRectifier sets and controls worldwide. Over 20,000 Ador High Voltage Transformer Rectifiers have been installed with the power, cement, steel and paper industries across 74 countries over the last 35 years. Ador Transformers use software designed by Ador and also are able to incorporate OEM management and control software.

For more information Web: www.adorpower.com


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KSB bags the largest Order worth Rs. 4130 Mio to supply Primary Coolant Pumps to NPCIL Make in India is a major national program driven by the Government of India under the able stewardship of the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. It is designed to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development, protect intellectual property and build best in class manufacturing infrastructure in our country. The primary objective of this initiative is to attract investments from across the globe and strengthen India’s manufacturing sector. With the Indian Government’s ambitious growth plans in the energy sector, and the aim to raise contribution in indigenous manufacturing under “Make in India” initiative, Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) awarded an order worth Rs. 4130 Mio to KSB Pumps Limited for supply of 8 nos. Primary Coolant Pumps - RSR 400/2 with related accessories. These pumps will be installed at NPCIL’s Gorakhpur Anu Vidyut Pariyojana 1 & 2 project in Haryana. With the completion of initial technical

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as well as commercial formalities; manufacturing of these pumps will commence at the ‘Energy Pumps Division’ of KSB. Delivery of these pumps is expected to begin from June 2021 with a target to complete the order by March 2023. KSB has been the pioneer in indigenizing Vertical Canister Pumps and Boiler feed Pumps for Super Critical Power Plants … some of which have already been supplied; or are at the dispatch stage! NPCIL has embarked on an ambitious program of 12 PHWR projects of 700 MW at various locations including the 2 at Gorakhpur in Haryana; and KSB in India have taken up the challenge of indigenizing the Primary Coolant Pumps. “For the Gorakhpur and future projects of NPCIL, KSB is now geared up to supply the PCPs made 100 % locally; following receipt of this order. Likewise, the Main Feed Water Pumps for the new projects, if ordered on us, shall also be made by us indigenously,” says Mr. Farrokh Bhathena, Director (Sales & Marketing), KSB Pumps Limited.

KSB in India To be fully prepared to be in sync with the emerging and accelerated growth needs of the Indian energy majors and the market needs; in April 2017, KSB Pumps Limited inaugurated its 6th Manufacturing base – The Energy Pumps Division – at Shirwal, near Pune. This division will primarily handle the manufacturing of pumps required for Super Critical Power Plants and Nuclear Power Plants. The new facility is housed in an overall plot area admeasuring 100,000 sq. meters. From its 5 other plants in India, KSB has been manufacturing and supplying Power Driven Centrifugal Pumps and Industrial Valves, reliably and safely, to address the needs of customers from the Water and Waste Water; Agriculture; Construction; General industries; Oil, Refineries and Petrochemicals; and Power Plants including Super Critical Power Plants and Nuclear Power plants, with great aplomb!

For more information Web: www.ksb.com


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Renishaw creates additively manufactured sun dial for historic Berkeley Castle Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has worked with the Friends of Berkeley Castle to create an additively manufactured sun dial for historic Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire, UK. Because sun dials are specific to one latitude and longitude, a bespoke product was essential for the project to be successful. Renishaw used its own additive manufacturing technology to produce a precise final product. The finished sun dial was unveiled at the Friends’ Summer Party in August 2017 and will be displayed in the Castle’s garden on a pedestal. The Friends of Berkeley Castle approached Renishaw about creating a unique sun dial design for the 12th century castle. Retired mechanical engineer and Friends of Berkeley Castle Member, Bob Hunt, designed the sun dial according

to the castle’s latitude and longitude. The design incorporated specific features to link the sun dial to Berkeley Castle, including the Berkeley Arch and Door in the design of the gnomon (vertical piece) and a moat and cobbled courtyard on the dial face (horizontal piece). By careful design, the sun dial provides additional information, for example by projecting a beam of light onto the dial face at midday. This beam of light can be used to indicate the Vernal and Autumnal equinox. Another feature achieved by precision engineering and careful design, is that the shadow cast by

the extended arch will align with the light beam only at midday on the equinox. Construction of the sun dial required high precision, which was achieved using metal additive manufacturing. The design was manufactured on a Renishaw AM250 metal additive manufacturing system from stainless steel. Once completed, the sun dial was mounted on to the empty pedestal using a specially designed mounting unit, ensuring correct alignment with the sun. “Renishaw is a world leader in precision manufacturing as well as the largest private employer in Gloucestershire,” explained Ralph Fawkes, Chief Development Engineer at the Rapid Manufacturing Centre at Renishaw. For more information www.renishaw.com

Mastercam celebrates 35th Anniversary The year 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of CNC Software, Inc., developers of Mastercam CAD/CAM software. In 1983, two brothers, Mark and Jack Summers, came up with a new concept for programming CNC (Computer-Numerical-Control) machine tools. A third brother, Brian Summers, soon joined and together they developed a PC-based CAD/ CAM software package that laid the foundation for what would be Mastercam, the world’s most widely used CAD/CAM software. * “It started out as a simple idea,” says Chairman Mark Summers. “I was a machinist. My brother was a mathematician. We combined our experience to put what was out of reach for most shops – NC FEBRUARY 2018 | www.engrreview.com

programming software – right onto their desktops.” In the 35 years that followed, they have advanced dozens of important new technologies for those shops, including “smart” toolpaths, hybrid machining, mill-turn, multiaxis, their proprietary Dynamic Motion technology, as well as basic packages for milling, turning, and wire EDM. They first called the software

program “Meghan,” named after Mark Summers’ eldest daughter, and then changed to “Mastercam” as a clearer descriptive of the software’s primary function. Today, Meghan is the CEO and Mastercam is the most widely used CAD/CAM software in the world, closing in on almost a quarter million installations at the end of 2017. “Mastercam users help drive our innovation,” says

CEO Meghan West. “We’re in constant contact with shops, machine tool builders, educators, tooling suppliers, and they all help us focus on what shops need the most now and in the future, so we can deliver.” “One of the biggest reasons for our success is our global dealer network – probably the largest and most experienced in the CAM industry,” continues West. “They are true partners with our customers, offering advice, training, and applications experience to Mastercam users around the world. We’re also extremely proud to be the number one CAD/CAM program being taught by technology teachers in schools, colleges, and universities.”

For more information Web: www.mastercam.com


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Atlas Copco launches new air compressors at its Chakan factory

Atlas Copco recently launched a new range of GA75110VSD+ Variable Speed Drive compressors at a customer meet ‘Seeing is Believing’ held at its Chakan plant in Pune. . The customers were hosted at Atlas Copco’s world class Chakan plant which is triple certified for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001, as well as ISO 50001 for energy management. This green plant is IGBC Gold certified for its efficient use of energy and water consumption. The customers got a first-hand view of new Atlas Copco Industry 4.0 processes which take the Lean manufacturing concepts to the next level. Conrad Latham General Manager Atlas Copco Compressor Technique in India said, “ The growth of our customers in India is like our oxygen supply. We will continue to provide state-of-the-art products

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that help customers achieve sustainable productivity in a wide range of markets. We are always striving to enhance our customer experience and increase productivity through innovation and design. True to our commitment to ‘Make in India’, we are the first compressor company to make world-class energysaving Variable Speed Drive compressors here in India and now we extend this range further.” Atlas Copco enjoys pride of place among air compressor manufacturers in India, with a 400-plus sales and service team and a 65-strong strong dealer network. The company supplies compressed air solutions across industries such as general engineering, automotive, manufacturing, textile, pharmaceuticals, power, food, automobile, iron and steel, and all other industries that require

compressed air in their applications and processes. The company is committed to offer the best air compressor sales and service to customers. The company also offers a wide range of market-leading compressed air equipment, including oil-injected screw air compressors, oil-free screw air compressors, screw blowers, scroll air compressors, tooth air compressors, piston air compressors, turbo air compressors, water-injected

screw air compressors, reciprocating air compressors, and much more.

For more information www.atlascopcogroup.com


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Gleason India to participated in this year’s IPTEX Gleason India participated in this year’s IPTEX in Mumbai India, from February 22 to 24, 2018 at Booth , showed Total Gear Solutions including manufacturing equipment for the production of cylindrical and bevel gears, design and process software as well as latest developments in digital manufacturing. As special highlight Gleason India introduced the new 200SVP Gear Shaving Machine, “Made in India“. The new solution for economical shaving of automotive and similar sized gears is designed for reliable operation and ease of use, and can be easily linked to gear hobbing machines by means of its simple interface or integrated automation. Additionally, Gleason India now supplies shaving cutters manufactured at its new premises in Bangalore, as well as local sharpening services executed on its brand-new, state-of-the-art Gleason 410SCG Shaving Cutter Grinding Machine . The 200SVP is an ideal match

Plunge Shaving machine for gears and geared shafts Made in India

Plunge Shaving machine for gears & geared shafts Made in India for Genesis Gear Hobbing Machines which are produced in the new Gleason India facility in Bangalore which was inaugurated only a few months ago. Additionally, Gleason India offers re-manufacturing services for original Gleason Machines improving productivity and performance. Gleason India will be also displaying a wide array of gear manufacturing tools such as: hobs, shaper cutters, shaving cutters, grinding and honing tools as well as its line of bevel gear manufacturing

tools which are produced in India or are imported from Gleason plants overseas. Bevel Gear Manufacturers will be very interested in the new PENTAC® Mono Cutter System: this new cutter head for bevel gears works with one blade type only which results in easier handling and significantly improved tool life. Gleason’s well-known family of workholding solutions is extended by FLEX-GRIPTM and FLEX-SPANTM Universal Workholding for the manufacture of bevel

Gleason Bevel Gear Lab Workholding: Flex-Grip™ for pinions and Flex-Span™ for gears

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Gleason new Segmented Collets – for higher precision and durability gear prototypes. The modular design of the FLEX-Line allows for a few weeks delivery only while providing the same precision and repeatability of production workholding. Another workholding highlight is Gleason’s new line of Segmented Collets which raises precision and durability of collets to new levels.

For more information www.gleason.com


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Safexpress to invest Rs.100 Crore in Northeast Safexpress, India’s largest Supply Chain & Logistics company has announced the biggest-ever investment by a Logistics Company in the Northeast region. At the occasion of the Advantage Assam Global Investors Summit being held on the 3rd & 4th of February at Guwahati, Rubal Jain, Managing Director, Safexpress addressed the media. Notably, the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi was the Chief Guest of this Global Summit, which witnessed the participation of numerous dignitaries from Northeast as well as from several countries across the

world. Safexpress, which has the largest Logistics Network in Northeast, was representing the Logistics industry at the Summit. Out of the 12 focus industries identified by the Government for investment in Northeast in general and Assam in particular, Logistics is one of the major industries. Speaking to the media, Mr. Rubal Jain said, “On this momentous occasion, we are pleased to announce an investment of Rs. 100 Crore in the Northeast region. We whole-heartedly support this wonderful initiative by our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Mr.

Narendra Modi to boost investment in this region.” Mr. Jain added, “Northeast is one of the most amazing parts of India. The region is home to more than 45 million people and has unsurpassable beauty. Assam, the biggest state in this belt, has evolved itself over the years from being a traditional state to a competitive business hub. Assam is also a very crucial location from the point of view of logistics connectivity of Northeast India with the rest of the country.” Speaking at this occasion, Mr. Vineet Kanaujia, Vice President – Marketing, Safexpress said,

“Given the vital role Assam plays in connecting Northeast to the rest of the country, Safexpress has recently built up an ultra-modern Logistics Park at Guwahati. We have invested Rs. 30 Crore in creating this state-of-the-art Logistics Park at Guwahati. This facility spans over an area of more than 1 million square feet, and is located strategically on National Highway 31. This logistics facility is functional 24x7x365 and ensures excellent connectivity of Northeast with the rest of India.”

For more information www.safexpress.com

Danone Waters optimises handling on loading platforms at EVIAN plant At the Publier site in the Haute-Savoie department of France’s Amphion-lesBains region, the largest natural mineral water bottling plant in the world has had a makeover! This historic Danone site spans 130,000 square meters. At the end of the line, the largest privately-owned railway station in France manages 65 percent of production, with the rest loaded onto the many trucks lined up in front of the plant. Every day, seven million bottles are shipped on the equivalent of 7,000 pallets. It takes robust and well-oiled logistics to maintain this pace. No malfunction can be

AGVs place pallets two by two on Interroll’s heavy-duty gravity conveyors.

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allowed to interrupt this constant flow. At the end of the production line, automated guided vehicles (AGVs) transport pallets weighing up to 1,200 kg to the railway loading platforms. These ultra-modern AGVs can move two pallets at once. This is where Interroll’s solution comes into play. Accurate to the nearest millimeter, the AGVs place the pallets of water bottles onto heavy-duty gravity conveyors. Sixteen lanes, holding up to 27 pallets, can easily handle the pace. The gravity lanes direct the pallets to the forklift trucks which pick these up four by four to be loaded onto waiting trains. Despite its apparent simplicity, this solution boasts advanced technologies and Interroll’s extensive expertise. Firstly, to ensure the safety of the installation, operators and goods, Interroll’s MSC 80 Magnetic Speed Control rollers maintain a constant pallet speed of 0.3 meters per second. Preparing for this project required

Interroll’s heavy-duty gravity conveyors Interroll to operate its testing zone in La Roche-sur-Yon at full capacity. In fact, EVIAN® uses no fewer than 12 different types of pallets for its global markets. The Interroll solution was technically assessed using a series of tests (e.g., the speed of the idler rollers, the number of brake rollers required, the position of the separators); Interroll’s expertise also enabled the company to work with pallet manufacturers to optimize pallet construction and design, to ensure that the pallets rolled optimally on Interroll’s heavy-duty gravity conveyor solution.


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HP brings 3D Printing Technology to India Expanding on its 3D printing industry leadership and momentum, HP Inc. announced the commercial availability of its award-winning Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing solution in India. HP also announced Imaginarium and Adroitec as resellers of its 3D printing solution in the country. HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printing solution is a production-ready commercial 3D printing system that delivers superior-quality1 physical parts up to 10 times faster2 and at half the cost3 of current 3D printing systems. “We believe that digital transformation of manufactuing will be a key enabler of the next Industrial Revolution,” said Sumeer Chandra, Managing Director, HP Inc. India. “3D Printing will contribute to democratizing manufacturing and transforming industries, including the $6 trillion Asia-Pacific and Japan manufacturing segment. India is a strategic hub for this significant shift and we are excited

L-R Sumeer Chandra, MD, HP Inc. India; Saroop Chand, Founding Director, Adroitec; to bring the cutting-edge Multi Jet Fusion technology to Indian customers across a variety of vertical markets.” “India’s strength in value-added engineering, supported by the Government’s push on local manufacturing and adoption of digital technologies, presents an opportunity for India to benefit from Industry 4.0 transformation,” said Chandra. Speaking on partnering for HP’s 3D Printing technology, Atit Kothari, Business Development – Leadership

Team at Imaginarium said, “Imaginarium has always oriented itself on being the industry leader in technological innovation for the country. We are jubilant to be the first company to bring the HP MJF machine to India. With its revolutionary Voxel technology, the HP MJF machine will be a game changer for the Indian manufacturing sector and we’re primed to play a part in this as an early adopter, evangelist, reseller & service bureau for the technology”. Saroop Chand, Founding Director, Adroitec said, “At Adroitec Group, we are proud to partner with HP Inc. in its 3D printing business in India. This partnership will allow Adroitec to offer rapid production of functional parts to its 6,000+ customers, improving their design capabilities and offering them faster timeto-market.”

For more information Web:www.hp.com

Automation Fair 2018 hones to boost manufacturing industry towards GDP 25% More than 200 CXOs representing 22 leading corporate vowed to contribute towards India’s GDP target from 17.1% to 25% at the India’s largest automation fair RAOTM 2018 held in Gurugram. The Fair was attended by more than 1,000 manufacturing engineers and software experts from corporate such as Cisco, Endress & Hauser, HMS Industrial Networks, ESK Automation, Pentair& Hoffman to mention a few.. Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog who has been the driving force behind the governments “ Make in India” project, in his message, sent for the occasion, focused on how automation can bring radical change in manufacturing . He said, “Smart manufacturing practices will not only increase productivity but also improves the quality of employment opportunities.”

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Dilip Sawhney - Managing Director, Rockwell Automation said, ‘Automation is an important step in the development and upgrading of Indian economy. It shall lead to new manufacturing opportunities slated to be more skills intensive, making the world of manufacturers in India a better place ensuring an increment in production. The manufacturing industry aims to adopt ‘Smart Factory’ also known as industry 4.0. Frank Kulaszewicz - Senior VP, Global

operations, Rockwell Automation, mentioned that ‘Rockwell which is $7.47 billion US based company which derives almost 20 percent of its global ventures from the Asia Pacific Region, has major plans for India. He added” Rockwell expects 60 percent of its global revenues to flow from non – US markets, especially the two largest emerging markets like India and China, by 2018-2019.” He further mentioned that to enable Indian industries to be globally competitive, smart manufacturing practices will not only increase productivity but also improve employment opportunities in India.’

For more information www.rockwellautomation.com


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SCHMERSAL GROUP founds subsidiary in Japan Tetsuya Horimoto has been appointed by the Schmersal Group as the Managing Director of its new subsidiary Schmersal Japan KK. To improve its coverage of the Japanese market, the Schmersal Group has founded an independent subsidiary in Japan. Tetsuya Horimoto has been named managing director of the new Schmersal Japan KK. He takes over from Dr Tekashi Kabe, who entered his well-earned retirement at the end of 2017 after many successful years as the manager of the previous Schmersal sales office in Japan. Tetsuya Horimoto is an electronic engineer with many years of management experience at leading international companies in the automation sector.

He is also a TUV-certified Functional Safety Engineer. “By founding a subsidiary in Tokyo, Schmersal will extend its range of safety technical components and systems for the Japanese market. At the same time, we will increasingly be able to offer our customers our comprehensive services from our tec.nicum division on a local basis,” explains Tetsuya Horimoto. The aim is to expand the Schmersal site in Japan in terms of both space and personnel. In future, a separate warehouse should allow faster deliveries to the customers. Additional qualified engineers

will soon ensure better customer support. “The majority of our customers in Japan come from the mechanical engineering sector, the steel industry, the automotive industry and lift construction. Japanese mechanical engineering companies in particular export the majority of their products. It is these customers in particular that we can support with the sound knowledge of our tec.nicum experts about the different international and European legal directives and standards on machine and occupational safety, and the relevant safety solutions.”

The newly founded Schmersal Japan KK is based at the same location in Tokyo as the previous Schmersal Japan Branch Office, the contact details will remain the same:

For more information Web: www.schmersal.jp

Trelleborg presents most extensive E-learning package Trelleborg Sealing Solutions prides itself on its experience and knowledge of sealing technology and applications in a wide variety of industries, from aerospace to healthcare and medical, oil and gas to automotive. Focusing on accelerating the performance of its customers, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions shares its expertise with engineers, designers and students through a variety of e-learning modules. Recently extended, the e-learning portfolio represents the most extensive learning package offered by

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any sealing supplier, online and completely free of charge. Robert Zahiri, Director Global Marketing and Communications for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, says: “Our e-learning modules range from the basics of sealing technology for everyone, through to more complex areas specifically for design engineers. Not forgetting of course students; the engineers of the future. In addition, they offer hands-on practical advice such as seal installation instructions. “We’ve made the modules totally free-of-charge for any-

one to access on our website. All that is required is a simple registration. Registering on our website has real benefits. Users can also gain access to premium offerings such as our tools, apps and the technical area that includes whitepapers, also all free-of-charge.” Currently the e-learning lessons available on the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions website are on sealing materials, O-Rings, hydraulic seals, rotary seals and engineered molded parts, as well as instructions for installation of various seals.

Registration to the Members Area of the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions website also gives access to online tools such the O-Ring Calculator and Sealing Solutions Configurator, the Materials Search, Compatibility Check, mobile tools and apps including the renowned Unit Converter, and the Technical Library.

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Fluke Ti450 SF6 Gas Leak Detector is honored in Utility Products 2017 Product of the Year Awards The Fluke® Ti450 SF6 Gas Leak Detector was recognized as one of the top products in the Utility Products 2017 Product of the Year Awards. The awards highlight new products that received most response from the magazine’s readers in 2017. This is the first honor for FLUKE Ti450 SF6, which was introduced in May 2017. Identifying leaks of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), which is used as an electrical insulator in extremely high-voltage utilities applications, previously required expensive test equipment or has been a challenging process. Locating leaks of this greenhouse gas have required the purchase or rental of an expensive gas detector, hiring an outside consultant, or powering down vital equipment to use a sniffer or soap solution. These processes are not only extremely time consuming, they can take power distribution off line. The Ti450 SF6 Gas Leak Detector combines a

high-quality infrared camera with an SF6 leak detector that visually locates SF6 leaks without shutting equipment down. The Ti450 SF6 can be used by utility crew as a normal part of their maintenance routine, allowing them to conduct both infrared and gas inspections whenever and wherever necessary. It eliminates the need to wait for special annual or bi-annual leak inspections, so

maintenance work can be done as well as reducing the amount of SF6 tank refills. Controlling these gas leaks offers both environmental and financial benefits. The pistol-grip Ti450 SF6 makes diagnoses of issues point-and-shoot convenient, even in hard to reach or high overhead locations. With the Ti450 SF6, technicians can monitor leaks more frequently allowing maintenance to be scheduled at a convenient time without unplanned downtime. The leak detector can also be used to quickly verify that the repair was fixed. The Ti450 SF6 comes complete with 2x telephoto smart lens, tripod holder for mounting to any industry standard tripod, eye piece for viewing when the camera is placed at an awkward angle or in bright sunlight, cable, batteries and chargers, all in a hard shell carrying case. SF6 gas detection training tools, including step-by-step instructional videos are also available on the Fluke website. For more information on the Fluke Ti450 SF6 Gas Leak Detector, visit: http://www. fluke.com/fluke/inen/thermal-imagers/fluke-ti450-sf6. htm?pid=81885

For more information www.fluke.com/india

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Asia-Pacific constitutes the fastest growing regional market worldwide with a CAGR of 6.1% over the analysis period.

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Partnering Sustainable Growth As a global leader in industrial technology, especially power solutions, ABB has been taking strident steps in India, and in particular Maharashtra, to create a strong position for its various activities. In a conversation with Huned Contractor, ABB India’s Managing Director Sanjeev Sharma elaborates about the company’s various forays generators to the wind industry.

Mr. Sanjeev Sharma, Managing Director, ABB India

Q. Could you provide an update about ABB India’s operations? ABB is a global leader in industrial technology and is of course well-known for its power solutions. The company employs 1,40,000 people and operates in approximately 100 countries. It has been successfully investing in the Indian subcontinent ever since and has steadily expanded its manufacturing, engineering and R&D footprint. Today, ABB employs over 10,000 people across nine locations and 47 factories. It has 12 manufacturing sites on the subcontinent and one of its seven corporate research centres around the world is based in India. Our success has been driven particularly by a strong focus on research and development. Many of the technologies that underlie our modern society, from high-voltage DC power transmission, energy saving drives to a revolutionary approach to ship propulsion, were developed or commercialized by ABB. Today, ABB stands as the largest supplier of industrial motors and drives, the largest supplier of power grids and the largest provider of

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Q. How strong is your position in Maharashtra? From automotive giants to renewable energy entrepreneurs, ABB is helping Maharashtra reach the next level of growth while raising the sustainability performance of its local suppliers. The state of Maharashtra is India’s most industrialized state, with Pune, the second-largest city in the state after Mumbai, recognised as the engineering and automotive hub of India. Pune is considered the original ‘Detroit of India’ with most leading automotive brands in the city, and for more than 30 years, ABB has contributed to its success and the success of many businesses in Maharashtra directly and indirectly through channel partners and suppliers. More than 25% of ABB India’s suppliers are based in Maharashtra and ABB technologies can be found in approximately two-thirds of Pune’s automotive suppliers. ABB also provides various power equipment like hybrid PASS and gas insulated substations, which take up anywhere between 30-60% less space. ABB technologies have also been integral to the power transmission and distribution network of the state and in and around Mumbai, powering the city and its various industries. City gas distribution to oil fields in the Arabian Sea are monitored by ABB technology comprising flowmeters and SCADA remote monitoring. ABB has been manufacturing in locations like Nashik and also exporting to around 100 countries of the world from factories in Nashik for almost 40 years. Q. Could you elaborate about the company’s contribution to the Indian automotive sector? India is the world’s fourth-largest auto-

motive market, after Germany, the USA and China. In Pune, from auto-rickshaws to luxury sedans, ABB technology can be found in welding, handling, painting and assembling. ABB robots paint 50% of cars manufactured in Pune and most automobile manufacturing plants use ABB thermal mass flow meters in their engine test beds for quicker response times and reliability. Automation and power management solutions are the other areas where ABB is contributing to the sector. Two thirds of the automotive ancillaries also deploy ABB technology in and around Pune.

Q. What is your supplier sustainability development program? ABB runs a global program in a bid to continuously improve its supply base across the globe and in India. Through collaboration and partnership, ABB helps small and medium suppliers ensure compliance with ABB’s Supplier Code of Conduct, which covers topics such as working conditions, safety, and environmental impact, among others. Activities include capacity-building, onsite assessments and assistance to chart a roadmap for the successful implementation of various operational and business recommendations. In Maharashtra, 49 suppliers participate in the program, including 11 in Pune. To cite a case study, ABB’s detailed assessment revealed the need to manage overtime and shift from oil to electric furnaces in the operations of Excel Engineering Industries. Following the recommendations to streamline the work of skilled workers and change the furnace, the company managed to increase the volume of production and optimize its manufacturing cost. Despite the significant reduction of working hours, it improved the number of pieces


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produced per man hour by 31%. These improvements had a multiplier effect on several aspects of business. The workers are now motivated, focused and pleased to go back to their families earlier.

Q. How do you help accelerating growth for local machine manufacturers? To take Pune as an example, in addition to being an automotive and electronics manufacturing hub, the city is also a key player for special purpose machines, packaging automation companies and various machine OEMs. Alligator Automations is one such OEM which provides a range of packaging solutions from bag filling, secondary and case packaging, palletizing, conveyors and product inspection automated solutions. In their case, ABB has been a valuable technology partner through supply of robots, modular manufacturing solutions, application software and sharing application knowledge combining its decades of global experience with deep Indian footprint. Q. Is it true that you have also partnered with companies engaged in the production of sugar? Maharashtra is India’s second-largest state for sugar processing, following Uttar Pradesh. The two states account for 45% of India’s sugar mills and 70% of the country’s production. In Pune, over 80% of the sugar mills use ABB measurement and analytics solutions for motor control and drives, which are especially helpful in reducing energy consumption in centrifuge and refining applications. Working with an ABB channel partner means having immediate access to experts with world-class skills and resources, plus an in-depth understanding of local business needs and conditions. ABB as a brand is well accepted in the sugar market because of its reliable and high-quality products. Q. Has the company taken any initiatives in the solar power sector? Yes, we are taking clean solar irrigation to

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the next level. The Government of India has recently launched a revamped scheme to encourage solar irrigation, which will include solar pump subsidies as well as incentives for power distribution companies to buy power for farmers to replace diesel options. A leading start-up manufacturer of solar pump controller in Pune, Ecozen Solutions (P) Ltd. has been partnering with ABB drives, which provide additional value to solar pump irrigation packages to farmers across India. When enough radiation is available, the ABB solar pump drive starts automatically and the motor connected to it begins to run the pump to draw water, stopping the flow at sunset, thereby avoiding wastage. ABB is also a leader in solar inverters, which form part of solar projects across the state. In Maharashtra, ABB had made a record of sorts when it commissioned a solar plant in under seven months. As a leading supplier of power and automation equipment, could you provide a breakdown of the various sectors where you have established a niche position? In terms of numbers, 50% of solar power generated in India passes through ABB equipment. Up to 70% of India’s oil production is monitored and controlled by ABB solutions; 50% of cement plans commissioned in the last five years run on ABB’s control system DCS; 52% of diesel locomoties run on ABB turbos; and 30% of such super express trains as Rajdhanis and Shatabdis run ABB traction transformers.

Q. Can you cite two power projects the company is proud of? We have executed the world’s first multi-terminal HVDC for bulk transmission of power from the North East region to high consumption regions 1,700+ km away. A similar project is also underway from Raigarh to Pugalur. We are also going to complete India’s first commercially operational digital substation in the state of Kerala.

Q. With the present buzz around electric mobility, what has been ABB India’s contribution? The latest is that ABB India has installed an electric vehicle (EV) fast charging station at Niti Aayog Office in Delhi. The 50 kW fast charging station can provide a full charge to an electric vehicle in 30 minutes. In fact, this is an indication that we are betting big on India’s EV market in the years to come. We are very excited about India’s EV vision and the steps being taken by the government. The demand in India is picking up, but we are ahead of the curve. The ABB fast charger is being used by all Indian and global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to test their vehicles. As a global player in EV fast-charging solutions, ABB has more than 6,000 units installed across more than 55 countries. We will continue to deploy and leverage the next level of global, open standard technology to provide the best-in-class reliable and cost-effective EV charging experience for Indian citizens living in smart cities. Q. What are the company’s financials and prospective areas of growth? ABB India’s profit before tax for the calendar year ended December 31, 2017 increased by 8% to Rs 622 crore while profit after tax increased by 12% to Rs 420 crore. As far as growth areas are concerned, we are focusing on three segments: utilities, transportation and infrastructure, and industry. As of now, the industry has been in a subdued phase but that is only because capital expenditure has been curbed. However, the operational expenditure is still high and that gives us good scope. To add to that, India consumes up to 30% more energy in the production process to produce one unit of anything as compared to many developed and therefore we play an important role in helping companies become more power-efficient.


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“Smart Motors are the way to the future” Siemens was the first manufacturer in India to introduce the complete range of IE2 and IE3 motors.

Mr. Satish Godbole Vice President, Head – Large Drives, Process Industries & Drives, Siemens Ltd.

Q. What are the milestones your company has achieved till date in manufacturing of LV Motors in India? Siemens has been an industrial leader and a pioneer in the manufacturing of LV Motors in India. The Siemens Kalwa Motor factory started its operations with low-voltage motors way back in 1966 and today it is a benchmark for diverse portfolio and technology for manufacturing of motors in India. The motors from our Kalwa factory have not only been recognized by globally accredited bodies like SEAD as the most energy-efficient products, but have also proven to be the first choice for our customers. They have helped our customers achieve faster returns on their investments and have contributed towards building a sustainable future. Today one of two energy efficient motors sold in the Indian market is made by Siemens. The following are few of the technical and manufacturing highlights for LV Motors

• First to manufacture motors with parallel cooling fin design motors • First to manufacture dual cooling circuit motors for higher power density. • First to offer motors in frames 250 - 355 in only eff1 class (under IS 12615-2004)

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• First to launch an indigenous range of IE2 and IE3 efficiency class motors • Launched a new platform concept of motor series 1LE7 which is based out of the state-of-the-art global 1LE1 motor platform • Advance Motor Testing Centre developed with 8 fully-automated test benches capable of testing Motors in the wide range of 120 W to 3000 kW. The first lab in India to be accredited by NABL. • Leading the Digitalization revolution - Development of digitally enhanced motors with integrated smart device to enhance customer experience and performance.

Q. What product technology in LV Motors do you represent? We offer the best in class ‘Induction Motor Technology’ for the industry. Siemens was the first manufacturer in India to introduce the complete range of IE2 and IE3 motors. Indian customers’ expectation on specification is the most stringent in the world in terms of temperature, ambient and starting current. Siemens in India has developed R&D set up to meet demanding customer needs which have to be validated by Advanced Testing Methods. Over the last 50 years, Siemens has a state of the art facility at Kalwa manufacturing a diverse portfolio with leading technological innovations. We also take great pride in the Advanced Motor Testing Centre in Kalwa. The AMTC is a state-of-the art facility spread over 2500 sq. meters at the Siemens Kalwa plant. The 8 test benches are equipped with precise instruments that eliminate the need for manual intervention. The fully automated data collection, accurate measurements and exact calculations allow accredited, repeatable results common with worldwide Siemens test fields. The AMTC

meets the international standard ISO/EIC 17025:2005 ‘General Requirements of the Testing and Calibration Laboratories’.

Q. What is the future of your products in India? We would like to offer products based on ‘Global Excellence and Indigenous Endurance’. Siemens offers complete range of super premium efficient and state-of-theart Motor Technology to the industry. We firmly believe that SIMOTICS 1LE7 range of motors will prove to be a reliable and efficient innovation which will boost the performance of energy intensive industries like cement, metals, mining, power, textiles, pulp and paper to achieve significant reduction in energy consumption and thus reduce costs of operation and their carbon footprint. Motors have a significant importance in the respective industry they operate in. Therefore savings in energy consumption and innovation in R&D plays a pivotal part in designing products. Our global expertise too has played a huge part in the success and helped us attain the leadership position in the said space. Q. What is your vision for forthcoming years? Siemens in India has established itself in Electrification, Automation and has a clear road map for Digitalization. Motors are among the most important elements in electrification in plants and Smart Motors are the way to the future. Data from the smart motor will enable the plants to have monitoring and analysis that would increase the overall plant reliability, productivity and performance.


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“Manufacturing in India is evolving to keep pace with the rest of the world” In the wake of Altran Group acquiring Aricent and thereby becoming a global major in the engineering sector, Huned Contractor interacts with the company’s India CEO, Sanjeev Varma, to know more about the company and its growth strategies

Sanjeev Varma - CEO Altran Group

Q. Could you provide an update about the company’s operations in India? Altran launched its operations in India back in 2004 with headquarters in Bangalore. Today India is one of the leading geographies for Altran Group with over 3,200 employees (excluding the recently announced acquisition of Aricent) supporting a strategic pillar called Industrialized Global Shore. Altran has a presence in key locations across India, including Bangalore, Coimbatore, Noida, Chennai and Pune. Several strategic acquisitions have been made in India over the last three years, including GlobalEdge Software, Pricol Technologies and SiConTech. Q. Which sectors does the company focus on and what are the engineering services that the company has provided to its clients in India? Altran India serves all major engineering and R&D sectors including semiconductors, electronics, industrial equipment and manufacturing, automotive, aerospace and telecom. We engage with leading global

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and Indian companies across various industry segments and offer innovation and high-tech engineering consulting services and bring in deep expertise in product design and innovation, complex systems engineering, mechanical engineering, intelligent systems and network transformation and performance.

key pillars: augmented value, Industrialized Global Shore, geographical expansion and operational excellence. India is at the epicentre of Industrialized Global Shore as a world-class expertise and talent hub. We will continue to build capabilities and scale in India to add more value to our clients in India and across the world.

Q. Could you provide a case study of how your services have helped an engineering company improve its efficiencies? For instance, we helped one of our clients (a blue-chip company, global leader in manufacturing process solutions) to significantly reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) for water jet cutting machines. We developed the entire solution from concept, detail engineering, building prototype, and testing for production readiness.

Q. Which are the emerging technologies that will further enhance manufacturing operations of companies across the world? The concepts and application of ‘smart manufacturing’ and ‘Industry 4.0’ are gaining traction and will shape the future of manufacturing. Emerging technologies such as cyber-physical systems, big data analytics, IoT, cloud computing, cognitive computing, additive manufacturing or 3D printing, and advanced robotics will play a key role in enhancing manufacturing operations across the world. We have, for example, developed an immersive remote factory control system prototype, also called digital twin, which uses virtual reality, for an airbus factory in Spain to

Q. What is your expansion strategy for India? Our India strategy is aligned with Global Altran 2020. We have an Ignition Plan, which aims to drive growth through four


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remotely monitor and control a factory.

Q. What are the challenges you face when interacting with Indian manufacturing companies? Are all companies willing to accept change? Manufacturing in India is evolving to keep pace with the rest of the world. Indian companies are increasingly adopting modern and emerging technologies to manufacture best-in-class products. Altran sees itself as a key technology partner to Indian manufacturing companies in their transformation journey. Q. What is your R&D department focused on? Altran India plays a major strategic role in driving R&D activities of its clients. We offer clients a new way to innovate by developing the products and services of tomorrow and leverage our expertise in key technology domains such as design, digital, software and system engineering, and knowledge on hot topics such as artificial intelligence, converged systems, and cyber security. Q. Could you elaborate about the recent acquisition of Aricent and how it will benefit the company? Through our subsidiary, Altran US, Altran Global has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Aricent, a global digital leader in design and engineering services, from a group of investors led by KKR, for a total enterprise value of USD 2 billion in

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an all-cash transaction. The transaction has been unanimously approved by Altran’s Board of Directors and is expected to close in Q1 2018, subject to receipt of antitrust approvals and satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Following the transaction, the combined entity will become an undisputed global leader in ER&D services, a market expected to be worth Euro 220 billion by 2020. Aricent is a global digital leader in integrated design and engineering services, primarily serving clients of the communications and technology, semiconductor and software industries. Headquartered in Santa Clara (California), Aricent brings design and engineering capabilities to help its clients get to market faster, transform legacy products to digital, and create new revenue opportunities. Among the company’s assets is the iconic brand Frog, which has, provided world-class design and client experience capabilities, outstanding knowledge and intellectual property for the telecom, software and semiconductors industries. Aricent also has solid experience in shaping large engineering outsourcing deals and key capabilities in key emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, cognitive systems, Internet of Things, and software frameworks. As Dominique Cerutti, Chairman and CEO of the Altran Group, recently said, “Through this acquisition, Altran will be uniquely positioned to offer an unmatched value proposition to its clients and out-

pace competition.” Altran will now have superior scale and scope, and now masters all four critical criteria necessary to lead the industry: a global presence and reach, leadership across most industries, strong expertise in key technology domains and a superior global delivery supply chain. This transaction acts as a catalyst, allowing us to achieve Altran 2020 strategic goals as early as 2018. Also, current and future shareholders will benefit from this value-enhancing acquisition, delivering EPS accretion immediately while preserving our robust financial profile.

Q. How will this work out in terms of financial benefits? This acquisition is expected to generate Euro 150 million of additional revenues, translating into Euro 25 million EBITDA run-rate synergies and Euro 25 million of delivery and cost synergies. These synergies are expected to be delivered progressively within three years, with implementation costs representing close to one year of cost synergies, to be spread over 2018-2019. The deal is expected to be EPS accretive from the first year, and double-digit accretive when taking into account runrate synergies. Altran has obtained a full financing package for the transaction, which is intended to be refinanced in part through a Euro 750 million rights issue, subject to shareholders’ approval and market conditions.


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Baumer India : Riding on technology evolution

Mr. Sunil Hasabnis, Managing Director Baumer India Pvt Ltd.

However with new initiatives by the government such as ‘Make In India’ , ‘Skill India” there is lot of anticipation and hope that Indian manufacturing segment will now attract lot of fresh investments. With government emphasis on infrastructure, agro-processing, railways we see tremendous growth potential being unleashed. With competitive pressure the factory automation is one area which Indian manufacturers no longer overlook in order to stay in the global race.

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Q. What are the milestones your company has achieved till date ? Baumer India is operational in India since 2008 so we have completed ten years. When we started Baumer had very limited market presence confined to only few products from the vast product portfolio of Baumer. Also most of the market was indirect i.e. very few local OEM references. In the last ten years we are able to expand our customer base very widely across all the product segments that Baumer sales. We have several hundred OEM accounts of both multinational as well as Indian companies. We are a leading supplier for several segments like steel, material handling, wind energy, textile, assembly & handling and packaging and pharma machines. We are also growing very fast in segments such as food/beverages and dairy industry where we started a bit late in India but are very fast catching up. Baumer is a umbrella brand but we have several group companies that are sort of industry standards such as hhs for Gluing systems and Huebner for heavy duty encoders, Bourdon for process instruments. Q. What product technology you represent ? Baumer works across four product segments. Sensor technology at the heart of all Baumer products. But it is further specialized into motion control, position sensors, process sensors and vision technology. Apart from this we have a specialized group for gluing systems where is we do very sophisticated systems for hot and cold glue application and quality assurance. These products mainly cater to folding carton, corrugated packaging and end of line packaging segments. We are the only organization in Baumer world who handles all the product segments with number of customers who buy from us multiple products from various product segments.

Q. What is the future of your products in India ? Indian industrial development in the last two decades happened more in the areas of services and information technology and manufacturing was in a way neglected by us as a nation. However with new initiatives by the government such as ‘Make In India’, ‘Skill India” there is lot of anticipation and hope that Indian manufacturing segment will now attract lot of fresh investments. With government emphasis on infrastructure, agro-processing, railways we see tremendous growth potential being unleashed. With competitive pressure the factory automation is one area which Indian manufacturers no longer overlook in order to stay in the global race. In low industrial growth era we have grown better than the industry and look forward to period with high industrial growth. Baumer products bring in reliability, precision and long life and we see that this is what Indian customers today look for. The typical image that Indian customers are looking for only price bargain is very wrong and we see in most of the segments we operate the customers are looking for high quality products from a stable supplier who can also guide them in technological selection. This is exactly how Baumer operated worldwide. Q. What is your vision for forthcoming years ? In the forthcoming years we have several ides to cater to which may also include local assembly/manufacture of our products. This will enable us to meet the ‘make in India’ criterion and would also help many international companies to work with us. Apart from this we see very high growth in steel, food processing and infrastructure such as Railways. For all these industries we have a very dedicated product portfolio with proven applications in different part of the world. Obviously we look at replicating and expanding our success in these areas.


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“We believe in ethical trade practice first and profit later” : Ashok Goyal Logistics is a Rs.300 billion industry in India, having transformed from an unorganized sector to an organized one, providing ample business for all, says Ashok Goyal, Managing Director, BLR Logistiks (I) Ltd., a Rs.331 crore multi-modal logistics company aiming to be a Rs.1000 crore entity in the next couple of years. In an exclusive interview with Engineering Review, the past president of the Bombay Goods Transport Association reveals the risks involved in the trucking business. He says BLR with a standing and reputation of five decades, is one among the top ten logistics companies in the country, aiming to be within the first five in a short while from now. – P.K. Balasubbramaniian.

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magine the eventuality of a factory in UK coming to a halt, losing thousands of dollars per day! This was to happen to one of the clients of BLR Logistiks (I) Ltd. The client sent an SOS to BLR on a Friday evening. The task was to get a 4-tonne air export shipment from India. The supplier’s factory was at a distance of 220 km from the airport. Though customs clearance operations in India are carried out on Saturdays, a week-end arrival in the UK generally means extra logistics cost for warehousing and a clearance on Monday morning. However, through rapport and co-ordination with their partner in UK, BLR organized pick-up of the cargo from the factory of the vendor on Friday night and managed customs clearance in India on Saturday. With the established relations with the carrier, the airfreight was lifted on Saturday night and reached UK on Sunday early morning. It was transferred to a waiting truck which carried it and delivered to the customer on Sunday evening itself. Thus BLR arranged this FEBRUARY 2018 | www.engrreview.com

door-to-door delivery within 2 days. On Monday morning the factory in UK was operational without any downtime! The foregoing is one of the several examples proving BLR’s commitment to delivering value to its customers going that extra mile. Set up as a small trucking business in 1968, BLR has shifted gears to become one of the largest and most reliable transportation and logistics companies in India. The founder, Mr. L.C. Goyal started the ‘one man-one-office’ trucking company, Bombay Ludhiana Roadways(BLR) in 1968. Subsequently the company grew steadily to a sizeable business of about INR 2 crores and three offices by 1989. Quality, integrity and social responsibility are the values that he preached, practiced and imbibed

in the culture of BLR. During 1990’s BLR achieved a remarkable growth to a network of more than 80 offices all over India and revenues of 180 crores under the dynamic leader of Ashok Goyal a Commerce Graduate from Mumbai University and the 2nd generation entrepreneur. Strengths & Synergy : The company is today equipped to provide a complete logistics platform for domestic & international logistic requirements. With a highly competent management team, supported by the acumen of the company’s 600-strong dedicated workforce, BLR has become one of the most sought after transportation & logistics companies in India. With a fleet of more than 2500 vehicles owned and attached, the compa-

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ny caters to specific logistics needs across all major industries. Its trucks are GPS enabled facilitating 24/7 monitoring via its dedicated team. Its drivers are DG certified to carry hazardous and high value cargo. It has over 24 warehouses around the country linked to its overall distribution network. Offering ‘door to door’ service solutions in global freight forwarding, it provides import and export services both through sea and air freight and completes all necessary formalities to obtain customs clearance. BLR now offers day definite small shipments across India and cost-effective courier solutions across the globe with the help of its partners. BLR has the capacity to take care of all special projects and ODC cargoes. BLR insures the cargoes on behalf of the clients wherever needed. It provides tailor-made transport solutions supported by its own vehicles and materials. It also provides air suspension vehicles to handle high value medical equipment, project machinery, aerospace products and glass equipment. BLR has the distinction of operating custom-bonded warehouses that facilitate high value imports including highly regulated commodities like imported wine & liquors, eatables and perishable goods. The warehouses are built up to cater to commodities which require temperature & humidity control. Besides bonded facilities, it also operates and manages a substantial number of general warehousing and excise bonded warehouse facilities. “We manage about half a million sq.ft. of warehousing space, and along with our transportation services, we are in a position to offer integrated 3PL solutions to our customers,” says Ashok Goyal. “Trucking for chemical companies is quite ticklish. We comply with the rigid norms. We study the clients’ requirements in each case and add value. Wherever needed we recommend containerized trucking, instead of normal trucks. In special cases, we also modify the vehicles to suit specific requirements,” he adds. Delighted Customers : The company serves

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BLR has 24 warehouses in strategic locations linked to their nation-wide distribution network

customers from diverse industries namely pharma, FMCG, textiles, steel, chemicals, petroleum, engineering, etc. Some of its prominent customers are BHEL, ONGC, MRF, CEAT, Owens Corning, L’Oreal, Asian Paints, United Spirits, BASF, Siemens, Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum, Bharat Petroleum, Haldia, Reliance, Lanco Infratech, Ikea, Tata Hitachi, Tata Chemicals, Godrej, Nestle, DSM and so on. BLR has received accolades from several customers as well as professional bodies. Some of the Awards it has received include: 7th National SME Entrepreneurship Excellence Award 2008, Amity HR Excellence Award 2009, CEAT India Road Transportation Award for Customer Service Western Region 2010, Maritime and Logistics Container Transport Operator of the Year (Road) 2010, Dupont Award 2012, Inc. India Innovative 100 Award 2013, and Dow Safety Award S4TAR 2015. Owens Corning has this to say about BLR: “BLR have been our logistics partner since the last 10 years and currently they are handling 80% of our outward cargo movement from our plants at Taloja and Hyderabad. They have designed various solutions to carry our cargo safely and at an economical cost and we are quite happy with their services.” BLR has added a new dimension to logistics by undertaking complete store management services and even materials handling in green field projects. Recently it accomplished one such project at Lanco Infratech. To quote Lanco themselves: “BLR worked for us for complete store management service including import-

ed and indigenous materials handling at our thermal power plant of 2 x 660 MW capacity at Korba, Chattisgarh. One of the most significant, critical and challenging jobs done is imported ceiling girder of 106 MT and 35M length which was unloaded at site safely. They have designed various solutions to carry our cargo safely and at an economical cost and we are quite satisfied with their services.” BLR has also done a similar project for Reliance Energy involving turnkey materials handling and inventory management. The materials varied from steel, cement, turbines, etc. This was going on until the project was completed. Some of the attributes which have helped BLR win customer confidence and delight are transparency, commitment and communication. “In the event of a delay in delivery, we explain the reason for delay in transit and communicate in advance. If situation warranted, we have also made part delivery so that the production does not suffer. We also ensure a single CRM for each customer handled by one person,” elucidates the MD. The company is quite upbeat about the growth prospects of the logistics business and the future of BLR. “The Indian economy is at an exciting stage of growth. The Government’s stated objective of strong emphasis on infrastructure growth has a very positive significance for the logistics industry. And with our kind of wherewithal, network, expertise, experience and commitment, I am sure we can make the most of the opportunities available for a bright future,” declares Ashok Goyal in quiet optimism.


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One of the world’s leading wires and cable manufacturers, R R Kabel has continuously invested in R&D. As a result, today, the company stands out for its quality and innovation in a highly competitive sector. Not surprisingly, the company is the only cables and wires company with the highest number of certifications across Asia. In a exclusive interview, Shreegopal Kabra, Managing Director & Group President, RR Global, tells us how his company plans to grow faster than the GDP.

Q. As a industry veteran with years of experience, how do you see the evolution of the cable market? The cable market in terms of quantity is negligible. In recent years, the real estate sector has also not done too well, and we have seen a considerable slowdown across the country. As a industry leader, we believe in the saying, ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’ Accordingly, we have invested heavily in R&D and have developed several new and better products. The benefit of these initiatives will be seen in terms of our overall growth in the near future. Q. The ‘Cable and Wire’ segment is a fiercely competitive marketplace? What kind of initiatives have you taken to stand out from the competition? While I do agree that the ‘Cable and Wire’ segment is fiercely competitive, our strength is our ‘quality, innovation and trust’, which we have steadily built over the years. This has been our one of the major reasons for our growth. We continually challenge ourselves to ensure only the best products are produced and sold both in the domestic market and the overseas markets. This is paying huge dividends. Gradually, the market is recognizing these aspects. For us, quality, trust, service and reliability are the key mantras to succeed, and we will continually keep on improving ourselves on all these parameters. Q. Are Indian companies showing an inclination for adopting advanced automation technologies? Only few companies have taken the

lead in adopting advanced automation technologies, as it needs tremendous guts, investments and of course capital, which in recent times has not been as easy as before. Our expansion has always been based on latest technologies and gradual replacement of older technologies with newer ones. I believe that only those companies which are truly technology savvy in terms of thinking, manpower and of course machinery will survive and grow.

Q. How do you perceive India as a market? We are extremely bullish on the Indian market. While it may be lower than what most people expect, it is still positive. The present government has been strongly developing and encouraging various schemes. While we are yet to see results on the ground, one must understand that the impact of these initiatives will take time. Things do not happen overnight. For example, initiatives such as ‘Housing for All’ and the Saubhagya Scheme, in which the government is investing 16k crore are brilliant ideas. If implemented well, it will only result in development and growth of the country. India is a huge market. It is one of the top 5 in the world and has huge potential. Q. How has GST impacted the cable and wire business? The GST had killed the wires and cable industry when it was first implemented at 28%. At that time, it had badly hurt us. But after the GST revision where the rate has come down to 18%, we have been able to be at par with other players. However,

what needs to be kept in mind that India has a huge unorganized sector, and some of them are not aligned with GST. This has to be stopped and is a big challenge for the country.

Q. What are your views regarding the government’s Make in India initiative? Make in India is an excellent initiative. It is slowly taking place but needs vast amount of support internally. Our exports need to also be better. The government now aims at a USD 5 trillion economy in a few years. This is of course possible. However, the focus must be that 1 trillion of that must be from exports alone. 20% of the total growth should be from exports. India has a long way to go in this regard. But schemes like these will help. I always say, ‘Make in India & Made in India’ Q. RR Kabel is participating in ELECRAMA 2018 happening from March 10 -14th, 2018. Could you tell us about some of the innovative technologies or products that you will be showcasing at the event? RR Kabel is the only cables and wires company with the highest number of certifications. In PAN Asia, no company in this sector has achieved this. All our products are REACH compliant. We also have products that have the Unilay Core Technology or UCT. Besides this, we have a lot more innovative products which is not only from RR Kabel but from the RR Global family as a whole. Q. How fast do you aim to grow? We aim to grow twice as fast as the GDP. That’s our aim.

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“ELECRAMA 2018 will be more than an Exhibition” in addition to manufacturers who will be engaged through special activities.

Shreegopal Kabra, President, Indian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers Association (IEEMA)

Q. What will be the highlights of this year’s show? ELECRAMA 2018, to be held from March 10-14 at the India Expo Mart, Greater Noida, will be the largest edition yet with over 40,000 square metres of pure exhibition space and additional 5,000 square metres of pavilions, displays and concurrent events. It will feature new business areas that are redefining the electricity space – the key components being renewable energy, energy storage, digitalisation of electricity through IOT and AI and electric transportation opportunities. The key new event additions to the show include ‘ETechNxt’, which will be focusing on the new technology areas and expose the electrical industry to new technology innovations and disruptions and equip them with information to manage the transformation to these new paradigm shifts. ELECRAMA 2018 will also host a power pavilion, a renewable energy pavilion, a railways pavilion and an international pavilion from many countries. It will attract and host whole new constituencies of end users and industry segments like power electronics, renewables, electric transportation, energy storage and automation. The show will also have a huge congregation of electrical trade that includes retailers, electricians, contractors and MSME suppliers and vendors FEBRUARY 2018 | www.engrreview.com

Q. What is the status and size of the Indian electrical equipment industry? The size of the industry is valued at around USD 28 billion. A fourth of it is made up of power generation equipment with transmission and distribution contributing the rest. The industry provides direct employment to about 5,00,000 people and indirectly to about 1 million. We, as a country, are aspiring to increase the output of the electrical equipment industry to USD 100 billion by 2022 and become a destination of choice for overseas’ producers of such equipment. Q. In your opinion, how will the present government’s focus on infrastructure development and the implementation of smart cities benefit the electrical equipment industry? The energy infrastructure is arguably the single most important feature in any city. If unavailable for a significant enough period of time, all other functions will eventually cease. IEEMA helps modernize power systems for smart cities through self-healing designs, automation, remote monitoring and control, and where practical and economic, the establishment of micro grids. We have all the required technologies and skill-sets. Q. In what way would ELECRAMA and IEEMA promote technical collaborations, research and innovations among its members? The constant changing conditions of international markets force the stiff conditions that the nations have to face. Therefore innovation is the key to create competitive advantages for the country. Technological advances help lower the cost and risk levels, thereby reducing the manufacturing capital requirements. Therefore organisations have to be ‘learning organisations’ to have a sustainable competitive edge. Increased spending in research and development will

help develop cost-effective technologies.

Q. Will there be a focus on renewable energy in this year’s show? ELECRAMA 2018 will also host a dedicated renewable energy pavilion to feature technology and product displays, and more importantly, connect the equipment manufacturers, suppliers and service providers to key decision-makers and end customers like utilities, EPCs, private power producers and those in the captive generation segments. Q. Has the participation of foreign companies in ELECRAMA increased over the years? What do they look forward to at this show? Yes, it has increased and this time we will showcase new discussion forums and will have people from various related segments across the globe marking their presence for the first time. About 30-40% of the audience will be from segments which were never present at this forum before, such as power electronics, electro-mobility and power storage. In addition to the World Utility Summit, ELECRAMA 2018 will also introduce the World Contractors Consultants and Channel Partners Congress (W4C), where representatives from across the world will integrate and build relations with the Indian supplier segment. A Global Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Summit (GEMS) will be created for the first time for the electricity equipment manufacturing sector to engage and collaborate to strengthen the industry’s roots further. A fresh and progressive step in this year’s ELECRAMA will be the inclusion of the young generation in this age-old industry through E-TechNxt. This will be a startup pavilion being introduced for the first time in association with TIE and NASSCOM. Through ELECRAMA 2018 we aim to give new direction and new meaning to ‘electricity’. It will not be a mere exhibition; it will be an experience. Interview by Huned Contractor


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KUSAM-MECO : The legacy of excellence Kusam-Meco sees a very good future for the company & its products. Kusam-Meco is an ISO 9001-2015 certified company for the sales & perhaps the only company in the field of T & M Instruments to have ISO 9001-2015 for providing after sales service for its products. Due to the high quality of the products, Kusam-Meco provides 2year warranty for its ‘UL’ range of the products. It is the only company in India which has the largest range of High Safety ‘UL’ listed Digital Multimeters & Clampmeters having very high surge protection. In fact they are the safest Digital Multimeters & Clampmeters available in India today.

Mr. Chandmal Goliya – Director Kusam Electrical Industries Ltd. Mr. Chandmal Goliya is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Mumbai University. He has more than 50 years experience in the field of Electrical & Electronic Test & Measuring Instruments. He has travelled widely in Japan, Taiwan & China. Also provides consultation to the companies there.

Q. What are the milestones your company has achieved till date ? 1986 : Introduced DMMS models MIC -6 E & 7S.Introduced Digital Instruments in the commercial market in India with Clamp Meter Model 2700, Multimeter Model 405, LCR Meter 954, Clamp Adaptor Model CA 500 / 1000 / 2000. • 1990 : Added Digital Multimeter Model 603 & 801. • 2000 : Introduced Multifunction Power Meter & Maximum Demand Controllers. Also added Transducers & Transmitters & Power Factor Regulators. Added low cost affordable DMM’s Model 108 & 702 in the range. Added full range Analog Insulation Resistance Testers. Added new Clamp Meters Model 999 & LCR Meter 306. • 2001 : Introduced upgraded Digital Multimeter Model 108, 702, 207 & Clamp Meter 2781. Introduced for first time in India “UL” listed DMM Model 5040 & 5040T. • 2002 : Introduced DMM’s with Terminal locking mechanism Model 6030, 6040, 6050. • 2003 : Introduced upgraded versions of Power Factor Regulators ( 6 & 12 step). Made a unique introduction of Digital Clamp Meter with full

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Multimeter functions. • 2004 : Introduced Environmental Instruments Sound Level Meter, Infrared Thermometer. Also added Leakage Clamp Meter in our range. Added a new range of Multifunction Power Meters, Maximum Demand Controllers, Transducers & Transmitters & Current sensors. • 2005 : Diversified the field of office goods - introduced currency counting machines. Added more models of Infrared Thermometers having range up to 1600°C. • 2006 : Added a full range of Test & Measuring Instruments such as HV Insulation Resistance Testers, Earth Resistance Testers, Non-Contact Detectors etc. Increase the range of Currency Counting Machines by adding new models with more features. • 2007 : Introduced a new & complete range of Process Calibrators for the process & industry. Also introduced Digital Clamp on Earth Resistance Tester. • 2008 : Introduced Coin Counting Machines for sorting & counting of coins. Introduced 6 ½ Digit Multimeters. Added Analog oscilloscopes to the range. • 2009 : Introduced Multi range Digital


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Detectors, Temperature & Humidity Transmitters & Power & Harmonics, Quality Analyser. • 2014 : Added Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge, Vibration Meter, Infrared Thermometers, Cable Fault Locator. • 2015 : Added low cost Thermal Imagers & IR Thermometers, APFC Relays & Laser Distance Meter. • 2016 : Yet some more (Intrinsically Safe & Explosion Proof) Gas Detectors were added to the range, along with CO Detector. • 2017 : Added Intrinsically Safe, DMM’s & Battery Capacity Testers.

Q. What is the future of your products in India ? Kusam-Meco sees a very good future for the company & its products. Kusam-Meco is an ISO 9001-2015 certified company for the sales & perhaps the only company in the field of T & M Instruments to have ISO 9001-2015 for providing after sales service for its products. Due to the high quality of the products, Kusam-Meco provides 2year warranty for its ‘UL’ range of the products. It is the only company in India which has the largest range of High Safety ‘UL’ listed Digital Multimeters & Clampmeters having very high surge protection. In fact they are

the safest Digital Multimeters & Clampmeters available in India today. Besides Kusam-Meco also has a very large & versatile range of products. Its Clampmeter model 2700 is the largest selling Clampmeter in India. Almost all requirements of good quality products can be met under one roof. Kusam Meco looks forward for a very bright year ahead.

Q. What is your vision for forthcoming years ? In the years to come technology will change very much. More & more jobs which are being done by humans will be done by Robots. Already many functions which are considered to be male bastions are being done by robots. Artificial intelligence will control generation transmission & distribution of electricity. Instruments will also be no exception. Instruments will dispense with traditional switches whose function will be replaced by touch screen and may be one day they may operate by voice commands. Controllers also may follow the same trend. Instruments will have more & more functions packed in a small yet powerful microprocessor thereby reducing the size of the instrument.


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Mr. Ashish Mangal, Director Dynamic Cables

Dynamic Cables has become a global player in supply of cables and overhead conductors. The company has continuously been expanding its capacity, capability and product range by improving and expanding existing facilities and also setting up new facilities from time to time. In the wake of its new plant at Rajasthan, Ashish Mangal, Director, Dynamic Cables, elaborates about the company’s growth strategies in an interview with Huned Contractor Q. Could you provide a history of the company and its journey so far? Dynamic Cables was incorporated in 1986, whereupon we forayed into manufacturing overhead conductors to cater to the requirements of a majority of the electricity boards in India. The increase in demand in the cables segment in India prompted us to plan a major expansion project in the year 2003, following which we decided to enter into the cable segment, especially the aerial bunched cable. This unit was successfully established in 2006. Planning forward, we started working on our next expansion in 2007 and the third unit, spread over 1,00,000 sq. feet, was established in Jaipur to manufacture LT and HT cables up to 33 KV, using Sioplas technology. With the need for further expansion and increased demand, we set up a fourth FEBRUARY 2018 | www.engrreview.com

unit, which is based at the Khatushyamji Industrial Area in Rajasthan. This ultramodern plant will help in designing, manufacturing, testing and supplying the entire range of cables and conductors up to 66 KV. This also includes a CCV line with dry curing technology to manufacture XLPE cables with online curing. In 2017, we further took a monumental step by making our company public through the means of an Initial Public Offer (IPO). We have been able to cautiously grow in the past 30 years and have established ourselves in terms of product quality and service.

Q. Could you elaborate about your product portfolio and application areas? Currently, our product range comprises LV and MV XLPE/PVC power cables, LV

and MV XLPE aerial bunched cables, LV PVC control cables, communication cables, ACSR, AA, AAA and bare/insulated copper conductors. We are also manufacturing and supplying the AL 59 type of conductors. With our new Reengus plant in Rajasthan, we have added the 66 KV high-voltage cables to the existing range of cables. Our products are generally used for the power distribution and transmission line projects as well as industrial and infrastructure works. We are approved by the state-owned electric utilities companies, including Power Grid Corporation of India Limited. Our clientele includes BHEL, Larsen & Toubro, TATA International, Bajaj Electricals Ltd., Reliance, BSES, Indian Railways, DMRC and Kolkata Metro along with all the major state electricity


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boards and power distribution companies in India .Our products are also widely used amongst various Indian EPC clients working in India and overseas such as Larsen & Toubro, Sterling & Wilson, Tata Projects, Adani Transmission, and others.

Q. What is the current manufacturing capacity and infrastructure? The company has continuously been expanding its capacity, capability and product range by improving and expanding the existing facilities and also setting up new facilities from time to time. We currently have four state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. All our manufacturing facilities are ISO 9001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007-complaint. Our products are CE-certified and are type tested from globally recognised NABL-accredited testing laboratories such as CPRI, ERDA and TAG Corporation. Our current total manufacturing capacity for LV cables (control cables, aerial bunched cables, communication cables, and single-core and multi-core power cables) is 67,000 km per annum. Our total capacity for MV cables (single-core, multicore cables and MV aerial bunched cables) is 4,300 km per annum while ACSR, AA, AAA and copper conductors up to seven strands can be manufactured up to 54,000

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km per annum while the above seven strand conductors can be manufactured at 12,000 km per annum.

Q. Are there any new projects that the company will launch this year? Currently the flagship project for the company this year is our new Reengus manufacturing facility which adds the 66 KV high-voltage cables to the existing range of cables. The company also has plans to manufacture railway signaling cables for RDSO (Research Designs & Standard Organization), a division of Indian Railways. The certification procedure for developing solar cables is also under process. Q. What kind of R&D does the company engage in? In-house research and development has played an important role as we are

looking to expand our range of products by including solar cables and railway signaling cables. Further, we have been able to develop a system to ensure optimum utilisation of working machinery which gives us maximum output with minimum wastage of raw materials. The company has also researched and developed HTLS and AL59 conductors. We are also researching on tapping other sectors such as industrial machinery and automobiles through customizing our products to better cater to these sectors.

Q. Are there any emerging sectors that the company would like to tap in the coming years? We have in our sights the ‘Smart Cities’ project, railways, renewable energy and telecommunications. The investment in railways has grown tremendously in recent years as the government has revealed a number of major plans to modernize


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and expand our existing rail networks. Cables are the rudimentary requirement to support such plans. The telecommunication sector, especially for fiber optics solutions, has also been adopted globally and hence has seen an evolution. This is one sector that has emerged rapidly and we would like to tap into it. Meanwhile, renewable energy, especially solar power, is seeing increased investment globally. With our ever increasing range of products we hope to judiciously enter this segment as well.

Q. What about exports? Our export business has continued to widen its footprint. As of today we are exporting our products to over 30 countries. Almost the entire range of products being manufactured by us is being exported to various private contractors and electricity utility companies. Major exports have been to the African continent and then towards the Asian subcontinent. The company is also making efforts to expand into the South American and European FEBRUARY 2018 | www.engrreview.com

markets either through strategic tie-ups or direct supply. As recognition of our efforts, we have been awarded the Rajasthan State Award for Export Excellence for the year 2013-14.

solar DC cables, flexible cables and torsion cables has been generated worldwide. The ‘Digital India’ initiative also requires an overall investment of Rs 4,50,000 crore and this opens new avenues for growth.

Q. In your opinion, what will be the trigger factors for the growth of the cable industry in 2018? With the Indian government proposing to build smart cities across India, the emphasis is now on reliable and energyefficient underground cabling solutions and energy-saving equipment as well as fiber optics and specialised cables. Further, the country is predicted to develop metro rail in at least 50 cities across India, where development of each project will require around USD 150 million as investment. All this presents a huge growth opportunity. Meanwhile, further impetus by India and other countries to commercialize renewable energy generation has given the solar and wind energy sector a new lease of life due to which the requirement of

Q. What is your long-term vision and mission for the company? Dynamic Cables’ strategy for long-term growth is through cost rationalization with efficient improvements and innovations, targeting investments across growth markets, enriching the product portfolio and enhancing brand visibility to leverage more opportunities in various sectors. The company, in the next ten years, will strive towards building a global brand. We are evolving as time progresses, carefully and gradually, with one eye on our past experiences and the other on the future.


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Topping in Tapchangers R V Talegaonkar, Executive Director, Group I, CTR Manufacturing Industries Limited, replies to our correspondent Huned Contractor’s queries about the company’s products, expansion plans and green initiatives Q. Could you provide a history of the company? CTR Manufacturing Industries Limited is a leading transformer ancillary manufacturing company in India. In 1965, the company commissioned the first factory in Pune to manufacture flange-mounted tapchangers and radiators for transformers. In 1976, the company set up a plastic film capacitor manufacturing factory at Aurangabad. As a range extension, the company added in 1996 intank tapchangers in collaboration with ELIN, Austria. During 1996 the company also started manufacturing explosion prevention and fire extinguishing systems for transformers and reactors in collaboration with Elin Energieversorgung, Austria. In 2012, the5 company added a Research and Development Centre at Nashik, which is recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India. The company’s electrical test laboratory at Nashik is NABL-accredited. Today, CTR is a multiproduct, multi-location company. We also manufacture material handling equipment and provide substation solutions through protection devices. The company also has a marketing agency for products such as rim seal fire protection systems and safety products, including paint. Q. What are the products that the company manufactures for transformers? These products are: • On-load and off-circuit tapchangers • Radiators • Explosion prevention and fire extinguishing system • Monoblock bushings • Online oil filters • Epoxy components.

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Q. Are there any products manufactured for other applications? As mentioned above, these can be categorized as follows: • Safety products • Material handling equipment • Electrical and electronic capacitors • Substation automation systems • Fire protection system for petroleum storage tanks • Diagnostic products. Q. Could you provide details of the company’s production infrastructure and capacity? We have three operational factories at Pune, Aurangabad and Nashik. A major USP of the company is timely delivery with minimum lead time in view of the company’s proactive steps to regularly enhance capacities to meet market requirements. Further resource and capacity enhancement are planned for all products in line with energy sector projections up to 2022.

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Q. What is the market size for the company’s products in the transformer segment? The company is a preferred source and has a dominant market share for many of its products.

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Q. How does the company plan to acquire a larger market share in the coming years? The existing product lines with market leadership position are expected to grow further in line with industry growth. New products have been identified, which are likely to expand the company’s base in domestic and export markets. Q. Are there any plans to expand the infrastructure with greenfield or brownfield projects? The company has already acquired land in the export zone at Aurangabad to cater to the growing export market for new and existing products. Q. What kind of research & development does the company engage in? Our research and development centre is headed by a president in charge of technology with a team of highly qualified engineers exposed to the latest design software. The centre has been approved by the Department of Science and Industrial Research, Government of India. Over the years, our extensive R&D has yielded patents for several products in over 90 countries. The centre has been engaged in the design, development and testing of tapchangers for different kV class, new technologies, assessment of tapchangers’ life, alternate materials for tapchangers, protection relay panels, electronics auxiliary switches for relay panels, etc. Extensive experiments were successfully conducted recently on the suitability of an alternate fluid, namely Ester oil for non-vacuum on-load tapchangers, thereby being the first in the industry to offer an economical and ecological alternate solution.

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Q. What about exports? Our export division was established five years ago, which now contributes up to 20% of the company’s turnover. Our products are currently exported to over 37 countries worldwide.

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Q. Which factors will drive the company’s growth in 2018? New models are being developed with biodegradable fluids to support the government’s initiative of ‘Go Green’. Further, what will benefit the company


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is the predicted growth in the power sector on account of the government’s initiatives in the field of conventional and non-conventional energy. Above all, our ability to provide incredible solutions will certainly keep us growing.

Q. What have been the company’s Go Green initiatives? There have been projects in this segment, such as: • We have introduced tapchangers with

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Ester oil keeping ecological aspects in mind. • We have adapted the use of wind turbine generator to help in reducing carbon emission. • We have installed a solar power system to support the environment. • We use phytotechnology for efficient waste water treatment. Phytotechnology is an emerging field that implements solutions to scientific and engineering problems in the form of plants. It is dis-

tinct from ecotechnology and biotechnology as these fields encompass the use and study of ecosystems and living beings, respectively. The current study of this field has mostly been directed into contaminate removal, storage and accumulation. Plant-based technologies have become alternatives to traditional cleanup procedures because of their low capital costs, high success rates, low maintenance requirements, end-use value, and aesthetic nature. • We are also implementing rain water harvesting. • Biogas generation is used for cooking in villages adopted by us as part of our CSR. • We have undertaken transplantation of trees in various areas.

Q. What is your company’s success mantra? Incredible solutions through innovation, product development, perpetuity through optimal technology and stakeholder satisfaction – all this put together has defined our success. Another factor is employee engagement and development through regular training activities apart from a bi-yearly vision meet for senior executives and line function employees.


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Aerial Bunched Cable (ABC) Fittings

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erial Bunched Cable (ABC) is an innovative concept for Over Head power distribution. When compared to the conventional bare conductor OH distribution system, ABC provides higher safety and reliability, lower power losses, stability in terms of voltage regulation and ultimate system economy by reducing installation, maintenance and operation cost. This system is ideal for rural distribution and especially attractive for installation in difficult terrains such as hilly areas, dense forests, coastal regions etc. This line can be laid without cutting or trimming any trees. ABC is also considered to be the best choice for power Distribution in congested urban areas with narrow lanes and by-lanes. It is convenient to lay it in thickly populated areas with dwelling having narrow gaps between buildings, where it is not possible to run bare conductors. Also being insulated accidents due electrocution are prevented. It also improves the city / town aesthetics. Reliability, Safety & Flexibility: ABC Cables are highly reliable and insulation has been developed to withstand heat, cold and intense sunlight. Disturbance and faults occur five to ten times more in open wire lines than in ABC lines. AB Cables are designed for ‘live line working’ hence There is no risk in working on the live cable and the insulation reduces the number of short circuits and over-voltages and transformer burn outs during thunder-storms. Fewer variety of hardware accessories are needed as each one can be used with many different sizes of cable. Since the cable can also be supplied with conductors for street lighting, it is more cost effective. Construction of ABC cable: AB Cable is formed by twisting together insulated phase conductors of aluminum

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around a bare or insulated messenger made up of aluminum alloy, which acts as a supporting system and also serves as a neutral or earth conductor. This assembly is directly strung on to distribution pole/ towers or building facades by means of standard hard-wares easily available from reputed manufacturers in India. They are available in three basic configurations 1. Four core systems: 2. Insulated Messenger wire system 3. Bare messenger wire system However, the world over, bare messenger wire systems are being slowly phased out due to following reasons: a. Bundles tend to become lose due to different thermal expansion ratios. b. Messenger wire which is also neutral becomes live, in case of insulation failure. Mechanical Fixings on the poles: 1. Four Core system: a. Anchoring Assembly: In this system, all the four conductors are clamped together inside the anchoring device where the load of entire bundle is equally distributed on each conductor. This assembly can be fixed on the pole with the help of suitable brackets or bolts. b. Suspension Assembly: Suspension clamp is used to hold the entire bundle of four core system on the pole with the help of suspension bracket or hook bolt through pole.

2. Bare Messenger Wire System a) Anchoring Assembly: REC specs This is the system promoted by REC and detailed specifications are available for the

same. In this system anchoring clamp is used to hold only the bare messenger (cantilever wire) which takes the load of the entire bundle. This assembly is fixed on the pole with the help of PCC pole clamp and eye hook as specified in REC specifications. Normally in this system, the messenger wire is cut and not allowed to continue. b) Suspension Assembly: REC specs Similarly suspension clamp is used to hold only the bare messenger wire which takes the load of entire bundle. This assembly is fixed on the pole with the help of PCC pole clamp and eye hook as per REC specifications. 3. Insulated Wire System a) Anchoring Assembly: Anchoring clamp is made up of aluminum alloy/plastic cover body outer body with inner wedges of UV stabilized thermo-plastic to avoid damage to the insulation of the messenger wire. The clamping of the messenger wire is done in such a way that no other mechanical components are required. Anchoring brackets and stainless steel straps are used to hold the assembly on the pole. The most commonly used standard for anchoring assembly is NFC 33 041.


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suspension assembly is NFC 33 040. Connections: 1. Insulation Piercing Connections: The IPC is used to tap the ABC networks to service line. This is the most critical component in AB line as it establishes electrical continuity without the need to strip the insulation and hence can be used on a live line. The construction allows the

b) Suspension Assembly The suspension clamp is made of UV stabilized glass reinforced thero-plastic. Specially designed weak link also called as fuse link is provided to allow the breakage of the hardware rather than snapping of the cable. The entire assembly is fixed on the pole with Suspension bracket and stainless steel straps or bolts. The most commonly used standard for the

joint to be completely sealed for any water ingress, thus preventing any damage to the conductor in the long run. Conclusion: With all these advantages, it is apparent that AB lines are most suitable for urban as well as rural India. This fact is well recognized by many nodal agencies like Power Grid, REC & BIS. Several DISCOMS in Rajasthan, west Bengal, Orissa, Gujarat etc. have taken lead and started implementing Bundled Conductor lines. Wherever implemented, there has been substantive reduction in power loss, sometimes up to 40%.

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then be matched to the motor characteristics. This should be able to ensure that the motor runs in its optimum operating zone as much as possible, maximises motor life and regenerative braking, minimising wear, and is as energy efficient as possible. The design of the test rig is in fact quite simple, thanks to the torque sensor, a TorqSense, as made by Sensor Technology in Banbury. “We are pleased to promote TorqSense and the guys at Sensor Technology,” says Tim. “We have been using their kit for many years and in many different roles.

The bottom line is that they are easy to use, accurate and great value - partly because they can be re-used once their original project has been completed. TorqSense is a good choice for this work because its non-contact operation allows rapid set-up during the profile building test runs. It also means extra drag forces are not added to the system, so measurements represent true values and calculations are therefore straightforward. TorqSense uses two piezo-electric combs which are simply glued to the drive shaft at right angles to one another. As the shaft turns it naturally twists along its length very slightly and in proportion to the torque, which deforms the combs changing their piezo-signature. This change is measured wirelessly by a radio frequency pick up and is a measure of the instantaneous torque value. Website: www.sensors.co.uk


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GIANTLOK INDIA : Improving performance through innovation The entire product range of Giantlok is compliant to RoHS and REACH regulations and has gained UL, CSA, GL, Lloyd’s Register, ABS and CQC accreditations. 99.9% of our products are made of recyclable and reusable engineering plastic and metal and over 85% of them are made by Polyamide 6,6 which is low smoke and halogen free.

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iantlok offers a high quality and full range of Cable Ties for use in various different applications. By constantly refining our products and satisfying the everchanging demands of the market, various locking technologies have been developed. We pay attention to product engineering details, which is greatly contributed to improving efficiency levels of work. Furthermore, we insist on continuously providing high quality products to minimize possibilities of operational failure, so that the cost of rework can be effectively reduced. Giantlok also offers complete series of ergonomically designed crimping tools with just the benefits the one is looking for in effort-saving and hassle free installations. Giantlok’s locking mechanism is used in 90% of all our polyamide (PA) cable ties. In order to cover a variety of applications, there are different variants of this system, for example: releasable versions and in-line versions. These one-piece cable ties, that the pawl is molded as an integral part of the cable

tie, thereby building in inherent strengths. Giantlok’s cable ties made by Polyamide 6,6 could be heat-resistant, UV-resistant or flame-retardant. We provide a full line of high quality cable ties in a wide range of sizes, materials, colors and styles for fastening, bundling, securing and identifying in a variety of applications. All Giantlok’s cable ties are engineered and manufactured to meet or exceed industry standards to guarantee maximum reliability. The entire product range of Giantlok is compliant to RoHS and REACH regulations and has gained UL, CSA, GL, Lloyd’s Register, ABS and CQC accreditations. 99.9% of our products are made of recyclable and reusable engineering plastic and metal and over 85% of them are made by Polyamide 6,6 which is low smoke and halogen free.

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EAGLE SALES : The brand recall for excellence Eagle Sales which is one of the largest distributors of Precision make PVC Conduits has also recently started other products like wires of KEI make, and Hager make Elcb’s and Mcb’s. Eagle Sales Corporation has been registered with major Government Institutes as well as corporates like Larsen & Toubro, Godrej & Boyce Ltd. The organization is also assocatied with a lot of major builders like the Hiranandani Group, Mahindra Lifespaces, Raheja Group of Companies, RNA Builders, Evershine Group etc. In Mumbai as well as other cities many leading electrical Contractors trust and recommend the brand of Precision and these products to be supplied from Eagle Sales Corporation.

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developing business with the builders and contractors segment with a full range of items catering to the building community. As the Indian market boomed, business and the electrical market progressed and Eagle Sales Corporation became the largest distributor of Precision Plastic Industries products, which included FRST Conduits, Low Halogen SFT Conduits, and Casing & Caping, Oval Conduits, Cable Management systems, SWR pipe & Irrigation pipes to cater to all market requirements. Today being a distributor of Precision products, Eagle Sales has created a name for itself in the market as the leading distributor for Electrical Wiring Systems. Eagle Sales also recently started other products like wires and cables of KEI make, Hager make Elcb’s and Mcb’s. Eagle Sales Corporation is also registered with major Government Institutes as well as corporates like Larsen & Toubro, Godrej & Boyce Ltd. Eagle Sales As is also a well known name with a lot of major builders like Hiranandani Group, Mahindra

Lifespaces, Raheja Group of Companies, RNA Builders, Evershine Group etc. In Mumbai as well as other cities and also many leading Electrical Contractors trust and recommend the brand of Precision and products to be supplied from Eagle Sales Corporation. At Eagle Sales Corporation we have a large storage capacity, efficient staff and quick delivery schedules which make us a very popular name among users of the above products. Its two managing partners Mr. Vrajesh. N. Desai and his son Tanmay. V. Desai manage the show at Eagle Sales Corporation and today is a 40-year-old firm dealing in the electrical market.

For more information Web: http://www.eaglesales.co.in


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: Power of Dreams

Mr. Nayan K. Shukla Managing Director Newtech Power Industries Pvt Ltd

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ewtech Power Industries Pvt Ltd is a quality and customer oriented company with a global vision and reach. Newtech growth has been sure and steady due to its strong focus on quality in services and systems resulting in a satisfied and loyal customer base spread across nation. From its humble origins, newtech has over the past three and half decades reached a pre-eminent position in its market segment with fully operational facilities. Newtech has marketing offices across nation strategically placed to serve its customers. Newtech envisions itself as a global player with a local presence and has constantly tried to locate its facilities nearer to its customer base. RR Kabel was the first to manufacture halogen free flame retardant Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSOH) cables in the year 1999 and the first company to have rohs compliance. RR Kabel presents the latest and widest range of better and cost efficient electrical wires for residential, industrial and the telecommunication industry. The next major expansion project was the setting up of the second manufacturing unit at waghodia, gujarat in the year 2011 which increased the capacity of the production of high quality power cables. The range includes Firex-lSOH, the only cable to have lsoh insulation with unilay conductor, to flamex-frlsh, low smoke and flame retardant cables, superex and unilay. This unique twin technolFEBRUARY 2018 | www.engrreview.com

ogy of lsoh and unilay being rohs compliant, it gives optimal current carrying capacity delivering a perfect blend of safety, unmatched reliability and eliminating the risk of electrical fires. Along with this it makes us proud to be associative with this leading company and maintaing our services with a distributorship for a long decade. We are launching a couple of new products in led lights. Now, we are affix to led lights. We have also launched a futuristic product which is a replacement of lights for commercial and high rise buildings where power consumption is more. This product is also electrically safe. Newtech led is proud to be an indian company that manufactores products in India thus contrubuting to the Prime Minister’s initiative to transform the country into a major manufacturing hub. By investing in the latest technology processes and best practices, newtech aims to maufacture product that are world-class in everyway. The company is constantly leaning and evolving to ensure that we can be the first choice amongst both national as well as international brands across globe. The need to modify and adapt is continuous and at Newtech we appreciate this opportunity as we believe it brings out the best in us; helping us strives further to provide our valued customers with best products and services. We are motivated to remain an innovative market leader, surpassing our customers’ expectations in providing them better electrical goods and at the same time inspiring and uplifting the communities in which we operate. One of Newtech’s key focus areas across its markets has always been the utilization of the latest technology and world’s best electrical goods to provide our customers with the best products and user experience available. Newtech operates under the firm belief that

organisation’s should focus as much on sustainability and social responsibility as on pure business performance. A life member with a distinguised secreatary cast at the electric merchant association knows as ideal source for the electrical goods. Celebrating company’s 21st Anniversary in 2018, Newtech has played a pivotal role over the years in helping to facilitate the growth in engineering and most recently in electrical industry and we recognize and appreciate the impact we have had on transforming businesses and communities across the region. We started as a small unit with 4 members in team and now with a team of more than 50 employees, Newtech employed across markets today – listening, implementing, and innovating so as to fulfil. To meet the challenges ahead and fulfil all our client’s expectations, we have restructured the company’s strategic initiatives embracing sustainable business practices, focusing on enhancing customer experience, operational efficiency and people development. We have identified a number of key growth areas that we intend to focus on in the coming years. We plan to achieve this goal through our strength - the employees; and seek their continuous involvement in achieving the company’s objectives. I look forward to detailing all these and other developments at the appropriate time, and our website will remain the ideal source of updated information. Newtech is a success story that would not be possible without the contribution of our customers and dedicated employees who have shared our incredible journey thus far. We look forward to continuing to serve and engage with them and world. We appreciate the on-going support received from those who are interested in Newtech’s activities and pledge to continue in our efforts to exceed expectations. Actual Image Of RR Kabel I therefore, seek continWagodiya Unit, Vadodra, Gujrat ued patronage of our valued customers, cooperation of our employees and thank our well-wishers who have contributed to the growth of the organization.


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XL ELECTRICALS is a part of Modern Electricals and Lighting world We are amongst the top dealers for Osram Lighting, Ledvance, Indo Asian, BCH, Finolex and Delton Cables in Western India. We are dealing with different segments of electrical industry such as Commercial/ Industrial Consumers, Electrical Contractors, Suppliers and Retailers We are Channel Partners for Osram Lighting – Lighting Solutions Osram Lighting – Digital Systems Ledvance – Traditional & Led Lighting Indo Asian- Caretron Range of Products BCH Electric – Control & Switchgear Delton – Telephone Cables Finolex – Wires & Cables CCI – Power Cables Our presence in Lohar Chawl, the heart of Mumbai Electrical Market helps us cater, suppliers for all the products we are dealing in. We work with large hotel Chains, OEM Consumers and Major Electrical Contractors for their need of electrical products. We also cater to retailers of South Mumbai and are distributors for Lighting & Switchgear items.

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L started trading in Power Cables since 1976 and over past 20 years has diversified into different segments of electrical trade such as Indoor & Outdoor Lighting, Led Lighting Solutions, Control Gear & Switchgear, Instrumentation & Shielded Cables, Telephone Cables, Electrical Wires & Accessories and End Termination Kits Our industrial range caters to Steel, Cement and other large industries for their various applications. In the year 2015 we made a beginning in the field of electricals contracts on a turnkey basis and offer services from supply till commissioning. Branch at Surat since 2009, focussed on OSRAM traditional and led products..

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We have successfully implemented DSM Programs of Tata Power and Reliance Infra, as Execution Partners. DSM Programs involved replacements from conventional Lighting products to Energy Saving T5/Led Fixtures. We have replaced around 10000 T5 Tubelights and more than 16000 Led Fixtures in this programs. Our associate concern, Sweta Electric Corporation, has been in the trade from last 50 years and is mainly into marketing of Crimping Tools & Terminals, Cable Glands, Modular Switches and Accessories and Control gear and Switchgear for premier companies such as Dowell’s, Jainson, Braco and Havells India. Power partnership is a way we work everyday and with every client and

Mr. Nishel Shah - Partner XL ELECTRICALS

we believe its the only way to make a difference. With right people in the right job we are catering a customer base of more than 2000 satisfied customers, of which more than 80% are served continuously over past 5 years or more. Personalized attention and quick service has been key to our growth and business relations.

For more information Web: www.xlelectricals.com


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SHAH ENTERPRISE: Delivering Innovative International Products with Unsurpassed Quality (Mersen); Siemens Sitor; Jean Muller; Siba; Italweber; ETI; Fuji; Littelfuse; etc… Power Semiconductor Devices such as:

IGBT, IPM, Thyristors, Diodes, Bridge Rectifiers, etc., from: Eupec (Infineon); IXYS; Semikron; Westcode; Fuji; Toshiba; Mitsubishi; Sanrex; IOR; Hirect; ABB; etc. Encoders from:

Leine & Linde; Kubler; Hengstler; Lika; Heidenhain; Allen Bradley; Siemens; BEI Ideacod; Sick; P & F; Hohner; Renishaw; Hubner Giessen; Eltra; TR Electronic; etc. 3.6 V Thionyl Chloride Inorganic Lithium Batteries (NON-RECHARGEABLE) from:

Mr. Hitendra Shah, Proprietor Shah Enterprise

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HAH ENTERPRISE was established as a Proprietorship Concern in January 1984 with a passion by Hitendra R. Shah, as a leading Indian Importer, Distributor & Supplier of Global Industrial Components such as: BAUMER:

DC Tachogenerators; Incremental Encoders; Absolute Encoders; HeavyDuty Encoders; Bearingless Encoders; Linear Encoders without Bearings; Cable-Pull Encoders; Format Alignment Sensors; Inclination Sensors; Acceleration Sensors; Inductive Sensors; Ultrasonic Sensors; Capacitive Sensors; Edge Sensors (Newspaper/Copy Counter); Magnetic Sensors; Precision Mechanical Switches; Photoelectric Sensors; Industrial Cameras; Vision Sensors; Level / CleverLevel® Measurement; Pressure Measurement; Conductivity Measurement; Force / Strain Sensors; Counters; Process Displays; Encoder Couplings; Torque Arms; Carbon Brushes for Tachos; etc. Semiconductor Protection Fuses from:

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Tadiran; Saft; Toshiba; Hitachi Maxell; Texel; Forte; Eve; etc…

Authorised Channel Partner of “Meanwell” Switch Mode Power Supplies (S.M.P.S.); DC-DC Converters; DIN Rail mounting SMPS; Battery Chargers; PFC Filters; etc. Authorised Dealer of “Nippon” PID Controller. Authorised Indian Distributor of “CRYDOM” U.S.A. for their complete range of Solid State Relays; I/O Modules. Over a period of 3-decades we have practically all major Indian Customers / Manufacturers as our Customer from core Industries such as: Automobiles; Bearings; Cement; Ceramics & Tiles; Consumer Goods; Defence & Ordnance Factories; Drives/System Houses/System Integrators & UPS; Elevator; Engineering; Food & Beverages; Glass; HDPE/PP & Multi Wall Bags; Machine Tools; Marine/Navy & Shipping; Metals & Steel; Mints & Currency Presses; Petrochemicals; Pharmaceuticals; Pipes & Tubes; Plastic Processing; Port Cranes, Material Handling & Steel Plant Cranes; Forklifts; Power Generation, CPP & Distribution; Printing & Packaging; Pulp & Paper; Railways; Solar & Wind Power Generation; Sugar; Textiles; Tyres & Rub-

ber; Wires & Cables; Wood & Laminates; etc… Our Customers trust our knowledge base, international product awareness, quality & uncompromising reliability, most competitive, fair, uniform & fix pricing structure, largest inventory for ExStock deliveries, On time supplies, near zero rejection policy and ethical business practices. Our Values & Goals

Long Term Partnership / Relationship with our Principal Suppliers & Customers Supply globally recognised Brands, finest quality, competitive edge, sophisticated products & solutions that confirm to highest technological & global industry standards, thus satisfying our Customers all requirements from time to time. Achieve the pinnacle of success in Distribution of Industrial Components both in the Indian Subcontinent & Overseas markets. Our objective is always to be a step ahead of the market, anticipate our Customers present & future requirements & expand our product offerings year after year.

For more information Shah Enterprise E-mail: sales@electrowebstore.com Web: www.electrowebstore.com www.electrowebstore.net


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PERFECT AUTOMATION: The blend of technology & quality Perfect Automation is serving in automation field since 1996 started by Mr.Pradeep Khavnekar & Mr.Sandeep Salekar. Perfect Automation has expertise in Industrial Automation with greater focus on Plastic Industries. It also provides services like machine automation, ongoing service support and maintenance especially for electro hydraulic systems. Our satisfy customer speaks about our company’s saga and kept us fully busy in past so many years.

Mr. Sandeep Salekar, Director PERFECT AUTOMATION

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t gives me immense pleasure to introduce ourselves to you as one of the strong and authenticated Organization in industrial automation products. Perfect Automation is serving in automation field since 1996 started by Mr.Pradeep Khavnekar & Mr.Sandeep Salekar. Perfect Automation has expertise in Industrial Automation with greater focus on Plastic Industries. It also provides services like machine automation, ongoing service support and maintenance especially for electro hydraulic systems. We are authorize system house for Mitsubishi PLC, HMI and authorized dealers for M2I Corporation HMI, Korea

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and RS Automation Drives. In hydraulics we provide service & support to Yuken and Bosch/Rexroth hydraulic products. With all these to increase our arsenal and versatility further we are now authorized dealers for Madhura international products. Madhura International delivers Electronic products with latest technology viz. Controllers for Engines and Generating sets (manual, AMF), Auto synchronizers & Load sharers, Electronic speed governors, Ignition for gas engine, Load banks, ATS Controllers & ATS switchgear, Soft Transfer (no break) Switches & panel, Flat cables, Rotary UPS and custom made Controllers and Control panels. These automation products are used for synchronization of Engines, Generating sets, Control panels & for Vehicles for active load sharing and optimum fuel efficiency with wireless monitoring facility. This year onward we are also introduced wide range IPC and Industrial Monitor from SunPPC,Republic of China which will have 17” touch screen display with Intel Atom Processor or Intel Pentium I5 processor. The team at Perfect Automation has hands on experience of several years. The team manages automation and support for leading brands in Industries like Automobile, White Goods, Pharma, Packaging, Irrigation, Household goods

and furniture. Our team’s key strength is to do job at site and on time. Our Vision & Core Values Our Vision is to become leading Automation Service Provider in the Field of Automation.”Perfection is our motto, excellence is tolerated” is our working soul and delivering product to our customer. Our automation is perfect blend of three synergies that is MAN * MACHINE * AUTOMATION. We believe in brand value which determines the product quality, thats the reason we represent Mitsubishi, AB, ABB, M2I, Sun-PPC, Keba for our customer need across India. This helps not only great integration but also better service support network, after installation. Our satisfy customer speaks about our company’s saga and kept us fully busy in past so many years.

For more information E-mail: www.perfectautomationindia.com


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SRISHTI LIGHTING : Expanding the horizon

Mr.Rinkesh Sakaria, Managing Director Srishti Lighting

Srishti’s knowledge of market dynamics and technical expertise in the manufacturing and operation of the Lighting Segment has constantly endeavored in stretching the boundaries of applicable solutions and disclosed previously unexplored dimensions.

The Vision Srishti Lighting’s existence over years ago wasn’t just another business; it turned out to be an opportunity to come into contact with an old form of art with a new approach instead. Overriding ambition was to search for lighting solutions where the highest design standards, efficiency and flexibility would always remain core values of the proudly handcrafted in India excellence. Every urban context - whether it is historic or modern architecture, corporate or private buildings - can gain new identity and symbolic value by means of a multidisciplinary lighting education approach. Our industry know-how and fresh architectural lighting perception are implemented through a series of digital technology products for LED Molecules, Luminaries, Retrofit Lamps for Residential, Industrial, Commercial, linear, pixel lighting applications and Architectural market sector & consumer products. Our continued association with the most renowned lighting designers and architects of different cultural backgrounds has become an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the development of functional or decorative custom-made quality products that help re-define the space we live in with eco-friendly and energy saving solutions. Our Approach Complex and extensive projects are simply and rapidly realized from a single source. According to the Karma approach planning, installation and ease of use, besides quality and cost efficiency, is focused on for customers. Core Values The perfect lighting solution differs depending on your point of view, what an architect perceives as perfection, lighting designers and installers will see different-

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ly. It is for this reason that we develop our luminaries based upon the market and in close dialogue with target groups.The result: products with a variety of practical features and functions that simplify planning. • Pioneering and creative ideas to solve problems • Passionate about using technology to make better products • Intent on engaging, developing and retaining skilled people • Dedicated to win-win relationships with our customers • Compliance with your delivery deadlines is always our utmost priority. • Creating Social Responsibility and a Sound work culture Invest in Future - The best way to do something is to do it!!! We understand the importance of creative thinking and are therefore devoted to R&D to successfully developing energy efficient products for every socket. We are committed to set the benchmark for energy efficient lighting innovation, design, quality, value and exceptional service. Srishti’s knowledge of market dynamics and technical expertise in the manufacturing and operation of the Lighting Segment has constantly endeavored in stretching the boundaries of applicable solutions and disclosed previously unexplored dimensions. Srishti undertakes the next challenges that call for the design of an advanced though sustainable range of lighting equipment which should also be regarded as a crucial medium for wellbeing, user comfort and an even more aesthetically pleasing environment without compromising future generations.

For more information Web: www.srishtilighting.com


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EMA : The voice of the industry Shri. Nishel Shah was elected as the 74th President of The Electric Merchants’ Association (EMA), Mumbai, on Thursday the 29th of June, at the 80th AGM of the Association. Mr. Shah will take charge of the 1200 member strong association, which has its roots from the pre-independence era and has it presence allover Greater Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane. The Electric Merchats’ Association, established 1937, has its base at the heart of Lohar Chawl cosidered as Mecca of Electrical Market in India. Mr. Nishel Shah-President, The Electrical Merchants’ Association (EMA) What is EMA The Electrical Merchants’ Association (EMA) is not for profit making body serving the electrical industry and trade with the objectives of safeguarding and promoting interests of the industry. Need For An Association To associate is to share, to share is to feel one with all those connected with the same industry or trade. Out of unity emerges a united voice and strength for

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the articulation of problems, for solution and better prospects. For an industry, progress emanates from better understanding and mutual co-operation amongst its members, and meaningful services through a common forum – an Association and hence its need. Objective To Promote co-operation among persons, firms. companies connected with the electric trade and industry in India, whether

as importers, exporters, wholesale or retail dealers, manufacturers, contractors, consultants or commission agents. with a view to their adopting a common policy and collectively taking such steps as may be considered necessary or expedient to further and safeguard the interest of trade and industry.

For more information website: www.emamumbai.com


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R.K.ENGINEERING: Building Relations With Trust

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Mr. Niren K. Dharia -Managing Director R. K. Engineering Private Ltd

We Commit Prompt, on-time Delivery Ethical business policies Prompt customer services Premium quality products Robust infrastructure Efficient Service 24x7

hri. Niren k. Dharia, Managing Director, M/s. R.K. Engineering Pvt. Ltd and Vice President of The Electric Merchants’ Association, Mumbai. M/s R.K. Engineering Pvt. Ltd, conglomerate of International and Indian brands of Electrical Switchgears is successfully serving industries for last 55 years. Company was started in the year 1962 by Late Shri Kirtanlal Dharia at Lohar Chawl, considered Mecca of Electrical Wholesale Market of India. After the demise of Mr. Kirtanlal M. Dharia, the company’s prospects are handled by his three Sons namely Mr. Kalpesh K. Dharia, Mr. Niren K. Dharia and Mr. Sandip K. Dharia. Now, having the experience of nearly more than 25 years in the business, these three brothers have created a solid platform to grow the business by leaps and bounds.

Our Vision We believe in long term business relationship. Our ultimate aim is to satisfy our clients with our services. We do not compromise with the quality, genuineness and workmanship which leave a permanent impact on our customers and invariability they recommended our services. We want to develop professionalism in the field.

Our Mission The mission vision is to take the company to great heights and also contribute to the industry and indirectly to the growth of our country. We are committed to being recognized by our customers as the best provider of electrical services. We are committed to grow our company in a controlled & profitable manner by consistently delivering high quality, cost effective, innovative electrical solutions to global clients on time and surpassing their expectations.

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R. K. Engineering Private Ltd is a Leading Authorized Channel Partner for ABB for its entire range of Low voltage and Medium Voltage Switchgears for last 17 years. Core strength of the Company being to build long term relation with the customers. The constant endeavor of maintaining high standard of transparency with the customers has helped company to grow not only in India, but also to nearby African and Far East Countries. With the combination of an extensive range of products from other International brand such as Socomec Innovative Power Solutions and Indian brand such as Teknic India Pvt. Ltd., Elmeasure India Pvt. Ltd., Elmex Controls Pvt. Ltd, Essen Deinki, Nexus LED and Switch Control (India), has helped company to cater all types of manufacturing Industries, panel builders and exporters. Robust code of ethics has propelled the required growth. Being in the most challenging industry, which needs constant updates as regards to the Technology, the Company has successfully migrated from selling conventional Electrical Components to Automation products with ease. The Challenges faced from competitors has well taken in the strides by the Company and have been in forefront with brilliant services. The Company with a force of 15 people has been progressing at a rapid pace with a very good support from the Suppliers at all times…

For more information http://www.rkepl.co.in


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STEEL MART : The legacy of excellence Steel Mart was launched with an intention to cater to the needs of all kinds of Small / Medium & Large scale industries and have been very successful in terms of meeting the requirements of the clients to their utmost satisfaction

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teel Mart was founded in the year 1986 and is catering to the needs of all kinds of Industries viz: Defence Industries / Chemical & Fertilizer Industries / Sugar Industries / Cement Industries / Automobile Industries / Engineering Industries since the past 31 years • Steel Mart is run by dedicated & experienced staff / workers and the owner ( Juzer K Faizy) though only 54 years old now has a total of 38 years of Business experience Steel Mart has 2 different divisions namely

1) STEELS n METALS DIVISION Mr. Juzer Faizy - Director, STEEL MART

2) MATERIAL HANDLING DIVISION

Steel Mart is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company Steel Mart was started with a small office space of 200 sqr feet – today Steel Mart has an office space of 800 sqr feet + 2000 sqr feet of godown + 2000 sqr feet of open ware house Steel Mart was launched with an intention to cater to the needs of all kinds of Small / Medium & Large scale industries and have been very successful in terms of meeting the requirements of the clients to their utmost satisfaction Steel Mart started with the trading of all kinds of TOOL STEELS / ALLOY STEELS / DIE STEELS / STAINLESS STEELS / SPECIAL STEELS & ENGINEERING STEELS and gradually became one of the largest stockists / suppliers of the same Steel Mart now

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possesses a huge stock of all the Grades & Sizes and are well equipped with Bandsaw Machines , Profile Cutting Machines , Electronic Weigh Scales , Inhouse Testing Facilities etc to ensure 100% guaranteed & cut to size materials Steel Mart is also in the business of Importing & Supplying all kinds of MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENTS & ACCESSORIES viz: WIRE ROPES , WIRE ROPE SLINGS , CHAINS , CHAIN SLINGS , HOOKS , DEE & BOW SHACKLES , TURN BUCKLES , EYE BOLTS , CHAIN PULLEY BLOCKS , MINI ELECTRIC HOIST , PLATE LIFTING CLAMPS , POLYSTER-WEBBING SLINGS , TURN BUCKLES , BOTTLE SCREWS etc etc Steel Mart is now also in the exports of all the product categories as per the 2 divisions and are looking to explore the International Market and to meet the requirements of the International Clients with as much dedication , sincerity & honesty which is the backbone of the success of the company Steel Mart will soon be venturing in New Business and will promote the items / products thru advertisements in the Print & Electronic Media and Online Marketing and Catalogs / Brochures For more information STEEL MART Mr. Juzer Faizy - 9820038502 2/14, Pais Street, Byculla (West), Mumbai- 400011, Tel: 022-23080096 / 23097594 / 23090362 e-mail:- steelmartmumbai@yahoo.com / steelmartmumbai@hotmail.com , Web sites: www.steelmart.in / www.steelmart.co.in / www.steelmart.net / www.industrialalloysteel.com


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“We look forward to a Strong 2018 performance” Q. You are a name to reckon with in the field of AIR COMPRESSORS. What precisely is your niche? Shavo has been supporting the Indian Market with Oil-free Air Compressors since more than three decades through our Principals GAST Manufacturing Corporation, one of the world leaders in small Pumps and Compressors upto 2 HP. We are at the leading edge in design and manufacture of Oil Free Compressors to meet the challenging applications of our OEMs. We support critical applications in the Medical Packaging, Environmental and many other industries that require Pumps that can be operated 24 / 7 delivering optimal performance with reliability.

Rushil Shah, Managing Director, Shavo Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

Q. What are the product / technological innovations you have showcased recently? Most recently, we have released our new 86-87 Series of Compressor Systems which has set out to dramatically reduce sound, increase life and reliability, improve aesthetics and also create a compact footprint for easy retrofit. These new Compressors have a patented crossover chamber design, dampening the sound and optimizing performance while

delivering a wide range of pressure level options. Our Pumps and Compressors have unmatched reliability coupled with a comprehensive product portfolio to service our wide customer base.

Q. Would you like to share any differentiated offer you could make to the end user with tangible benefits? GAST has been an innovator in the design and manufacture of quality air moving products since 1921. Our range of technologies allow us to be industry leaders and innovators as is evident from our latest pump design which offered the longest life locking Piston Compressor on the market. We go by our motto ‘Designed to Perform, Built to Last.’ Q. Have you planned any customer engagement programs or expansion plans as a part of your growth strategy? Shavo has planned a number of Customer Seminars and exhibitions in 2018 as part of our scaling up programme to achieve our 2020 goals. We have recently moved into a new 7500 Sq.Feet facility in Pune which will allow us to expand our Sales & Engineering Team as well as our Service & Repair set-up. Q. What’s the shape of things to come in your field which would be exciting and trendsetting? We have seen robust growth in our Pumps and Compressor Business with more customers opting for quality and reliability over price and as the macro economic situation improves, we look forward to a strong 2018 performance wherein reliability and low sound remain our key drivers.

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NIRMOHI : Recognition for dedication Deliver Global Circuit Protection Products, Sensing / Positioning Sensors to your doorstep

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Nirmohi R. Shah - Proprietor Nirmohi International Enterprises.

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irmohi International Enterprises was established as a Proprietorship Concern in January 1984 by Nirmohi R. Shah, as a leading Distributor, Importer & Supplier of International Industrial Components such as: Semiconductor Protection Fuses from: Bussmann; Ferraz Shawmut (Mersen); Siemens Sitor; Jean Muller; Siba; Fuji; Littelfuse; etc… 3.6 V Thionyl Chloride Inorganic Lithium Batteries (NON-RECHARGEABLE) from: Tadiran Batteries Ltd. Israel. Micro & Limit Switches from: Honeywell; Yamatake/Azbil; Burgess; Omron; Schmersal; Moeller; etc. Owing to his extensive & in-depth experience in this domain, we have earned the desired goodwill in the Indian Industry, having a wide & esteemed clients base across India. Nirmohi Shah has been an active Committee Member on the board of “The

Electric Merchants’ Association (EMA), Mumbai” since past several years & currently holding the position of Jt. Hon. Treasurer.

For more information Nirmohi International Enterprises. 141, Princess Street, Hatim Manzil (Sai-Bhavan), Ground Floor, Mumbai – 400 002. MH. India. Tel.: 022-22050454 / 22085967 M: +91-9820080753 Email: nirmohi.shah@gmail.com


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“We give strategic advantages to our customers from diverse industries” Rupesh Paparaju, Director, Bettinelli Automation Components, India

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ettinelli S.p.A, established in 1953, specializes in the development and manufacturing of precision motion control components and systems. In 1996 a separate division named CDS Cam Driven Systems was created for engineering solutions in automation and motion technology. CDS produces the widest range of mechanical Cam Driven Units, commonly known as rotary / indexing tables for precision motion control applications, requiring rotary or linear transfer, positioning and handling. The products range includes, cam indexing and servo-driven tables, ring positioning drives, intermittent and oscillating drives with parallel or right angle configuration, rotary & linear part handlers, precision link transfer systems, and epicycloidal servo reducers. Wide ranging products The broa4d product spectrum covers IP parallel shaft indexers, IT roller dial indexing tables, TR roller dial indexing tables, HP roller dial indexing tables, IG/ IGA roller gear indexer, TL precision link conveyors, MHP/LHP part handlers, FTHT open center ring tables and packages of rotary indexing tables. Bettinelli has a wide range of standard products. These are delivered in 3 weeks. When it comes to customized products, these are designed, manufactured and shipped in 6-8 weeks.

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The manufacturing takes place centrally in Italy. The regimen starts with design & engineering, CNC induction hardening, CNC milling, grinding, quality check and then assembly, painting and shipment. In order to ensure quality, all components are machined internally, including the cam hardening by a proprietary CNC controlled induction hardening equipment. For better finish, the products are also subjected to chemical nickel plating, blasting and painting. The manufacturing process is constantly controlled to conform to international standards. The company’s quality systems are ISO-9001-2008 certified.

Strategic advantages Over the years, Bettinelli Group and CDS Indexers have become synonymous with high quality automation products and technologies. “Our design and manufacturing systems have furnished competitive and strategic advantages to numerous industries in pharmaceutical, automobile, manufacturing, packaging and a plethora of other sectors. And for automation functions, our solutions are invariably preferred by companies,” says Rupesh Paparaju, Director, Bettinelli Automation Components, India. The Indian subsidiary, headquartered in Pune,

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Parallel Shaft Indexer serves its customers in India by providing installation, commissioning, and aftersales support. It also offers technical consultation. In the pharmaceutical industry cam driven systems are used in filling, blister pack, tablet making and packaging machines. In automobile industry, they are used in pallet transfer tables, assembly machines, painting applications and test rigs, just to mention a few. In machining industry, they are used with advantage in deburring, lapping and pressing machines and in transfer lines. In SPM & robotics, they find applications in transfer lines, station

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loading, sequential operations and so on. Inwelding, these indexers are inevitable in positioners, synchronous welding, robotic welding and component transfer. Packaging too is a major application area. Cam systems are used in box filling machines, wrapping machines, cartoning and capping machines. Indexers are also used in casting, printing and cosmetics industries. Closer to the customer The Indian arm of Bettinelli, based in Pune, Bettinelli Automation Components Pvt. Ltd., is highly customer-centric. “Our presence in India means quite something in

fostering a symbiotic relationship with our customers. It helps us to match our worldclass products with our eminent customer support,” underlines Paparaju, Director, who has built up a team to improve Bettinelli’s response time. “CDS are high-tech products which lend themselves to enhance the operational efficiency and productivity at the customer’s end. We stay close to the customer to understand his needs and offer customized solutions within the shortest possible time to ensure peak uptime of his equipment and operations”, he adds. - P.K. Balasubbramaniian


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MECHELONIC : Dedicated to innovation & excellence

“We introduce machines yielding high productivity at low power consumption.� Mr. Gabin Kattukaran, Director, Mechelonic Engineers Pvt. Ltd

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echelonic engineers pvt ltd is a leading manufacturer of Resistance Welding Machines in India. Since its incorporation nearly four decades ago, the company has carved for itself a reputation of being the provider of solutions to the toughest and most challenging Resistance Welding jobs. The company has been associated with some of the most critical projects in the Automotive, Aerospace, Defence, and Railway Industries. The company is headquartered in Mumbai and has its manufacturing facilities in Vapi, Gujarat. The company has Sales and Service offices in New Delhi, Kolkata, and Bangalore. In addition, Sales and Service Engineers are also present in Pune, Jamshedpur, and Chennai . This technical network ensures that customers never have to wait for very long and their requirements are met with promptly irrespective of where they are located. A strong team of experienced Design, Production, and Quality Engineers is ready to meet any challenge and constantly push the envelope by offering innovative solutions to Resistance Welding problems. A reliable process backed approach allows the company to deliver solutions in

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a consistent and timely manner that has made it the Benchmark of the Industry. mechelonic engineers provides the full range of Resistance Welding equipment including Spot, Seam, Projection, and Flash Butt Welders. In addition, the company also has extensive experience in developing Special Purpose Machines to cater to the stringent requirements of every industry. The company is proud that it has the widest range of machines in this field and that its customers span more industry segments than those of any other manufacturer. mechelonic engineers has a long and fruitful history of partnership with the Indian Railways. The company has supplied equipment for Coach Building, Rail Track Joining, and also machines for various other manufacturing plants of the railways. The company has been supporting the various Rail Flash Butt Welding plants of the Indian Railways for several decades. Both, by supplying machines and by providing maintenance and service support for the smooth trouble free operation of the plants. In addition to this, mechelonic engineers has also been instrumental in setting up Long Rail Manufacturing lines at the Bhilai Steel Plant of the Steel Au-

3 Phase DC spot welding machine (Coach Building)

Rail flash butt welding machine thority of India. mechelonic engineers has been an active partner of the industries that supply Rolling Stock to the Indian Railways. It has supplied welding equipment to Coach Building plants - both, those operated by the Indian Railways and also those in the Private Sector. The Long Throat 3 Phase DC Spot Welders manufactured by mechelonic engineers have been the workhorses of the various Coach Building plants around the country. In addition to the Welding Equipment, mechelonic engineers also manufactures and several ancillary machinery for the smooth operations of the welding plants. These include sophisticated Weld Controls, Weld Monitoring Stations, Pre and Post Weld Straightening Presses, and Edge Preparation Machines for pre welding. For more information Web: www.mechelonic.in


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UNION BUDGET 2018 INDUSTRY REACTS

Mr Shreegopal Kabra, President, IEEMA commenting on Budget 2018

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e are very happy that pre budget focuses lot on the electrical industry and the problems of the power sector. The government is also looking to reduce the power theft which would save more than 1 lakh crore per annum. The budget is an ideal balance between the agriculture and industry, and there ishuge thrust on infrastructure and health care as well as on smart cities. The government has also managed to keep the fiscal deficit low. This will help the entire spectrum of the country. Right from the common man to the industry to the agriculturist. The thrust of creating employment and the boost to MSMEs is something that IEEMA welcomes.

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Mr Vijay Karia, Chairman, ELECRAMA

he budget 2018 emphasis on to enhance research in disruptive technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) and Robotics. These policy changes will lead to a digital awakening and now the industry needs to formulate a strategic approach to ensure long-term sustenance of this digital movement without sacrificing speed, safety, and efficiency. India is standing at the cusp of a digital revolution. With the Digital India initiative, the Government has embarked on a focused journey to bring digital transformation in the lives of all its citizens. This year ELECRAMA’s focus is more on digital technologies that will dominate the future of electricity in coming years.

Mr Sunil Misra, Director General, IEEMA

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e find the budget positive considering the fact that it is affecting a major part of the population positively. The allocation for Saubhagya scheme, allocation to infrastructure, railway, smart city and defence will boost power sector also. Rural electrification and social sector spend will in long term help consumer electrical industry. The sops to MSME through corporate tax reduction and Mudra loans is a welcome move for the industry. Special allocation to smart city will boost domestic electrical industry also increase in custom duty for certain item will also boost the industry.


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The demand for welding products will go up

Mr. Satish Bhat, Managing Director, Ador Welding Ltd.

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he Budget is focused on agricultural & rural development, with special emphasis on health, education and employment, while boosting growth prospects for MSMEs. Infrastructure development is the common thread in all these focus areas. For a while now, industry has been struggling with lower capacity utilization. Boosting Rural demand appears to be a step in the right direction.

Rural Economy The following measures are expected to boost rural incomes and thereby enhance rural spending: • Increase in MSP for kharif crops. • Nearly 30% growth in allocation for Institutional Farm Credit is also a huge positive for the sector. • Rural haats to be developed and upgraded into Gramin Agricultural Markets • Operation Green” launched to address price fluctuations of potato, tomato and onion • Two New Funds of Rs. 10,000 crore announced for Fisheries and Animal Husbandary sectors, Rs 1290 crore for Re-structured National Bamboo Mission. • Loans to Women Self Help Groups will increase to Rs.75,000 crore in 2019 from 42,500 crore last year.

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• Higher targets for Ujjwala, Saubhagya and Swachh Mission to cater to lower and middle class in providing free LPG connections, electricity and toilets. • Outlay on health, education and social protection will be 1.38 lakh crore. • World’s largest Health Protection Scheme covering over 10 crore poor and vulnerable families launched with a family limit upto 5 lakh rupees for secondary and tertiary treatment. • Tax Deductions to Farmer Producer companies Industry Focus • Rs 5.97 lakh crore allocation for infrastructure - Proposed spend on Railways, Airports and Bharat Mala. • Govt will contribute 12% of the wages of new employees in EPF in all sectors for next 3 years and Women contribution to EPF reduced to 8% for first 3 years • Proposal to extend reduced rate of 25% currently available for companies with turnover of less than 50 crore (in Financial Year 2015-16), to companies reporting turnover up to Rs. 250 crore in Financial Year 2016-17, to benefit MSMEs. • NITI Aayog to initiate a national programme on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and centres of excellence will be set up on robotics, AI, Internet of things, etc. Taxation • Income Tax – Tax on Long Term Capital Gains exceeding Rs 1 lakh at the rate of 10%, without allowing any indexation benefit. • Standard Deduction of Rs 40,000 in place of present exemption for transport allowance and reimbursement of miscellaneous medical expenses. 2.5 Crore salaried employees and pensioners to benefit. • Hike in deduction limit for health insurance premium and/or medical expenditure from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000 under section 80D for Senior Citizens

and exemption of interest income on deposits with banks and post offices to be increased from Rs 10,000 to Rs. 50,000. These are some of the key measures and the Budget appears to be a well-balanced plan to enhance the life of Indian Citizen. However, adhering to the fiscal discipline (Fiscal Deficit projected at 3.3% for 201819) will be a challenge as it is subject to the Divestment going through as planned and also subject to Oil price and Forex shocks. Overall the Budget will give an impetus to core industries like steel, cement and power which will be led by Infrastructure spend. As these core industries have better capacity utilization, there would be further interest in investments on capacity addition which today is few and sparse. The other industry which will grow and should be driving industrial growth is ‘Defence Sector’. Improvement in Rural economy will boost the prospects of automotive and white goods industry. The growth in core sectors should help the welding industry and as the investment interest in capacity addition rises, demand for welding products will only go up.

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The Machine Tools Industry did not gain anything special

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Mr. Ashok Sheth, Chairman, Solitaire Machine Tools Ltd.

he Budget was more focused on Agriculture and Infrastructure. However, the ripple effect of these sectors do help Machine Tools. The manufacture of tractors & implements would go up. The rural population’s disposable income would go up resulting in sales of more vehicles, household appliances and consumer goods. All of these sectors do need more Machine Tools to meet added demand. The growth expected on Defense and Aerospace sector was not so impressive. Those sectors should have been given more weightage in the Budget, as they drive up demands of all industrial sectors and has high potential for job creation. The ‘Make in India’ would become a

reality when large number of youth, especially skilled and semi-skilled are employed in the manufacturing industry. The Budget was a bit of a disappointment when it came to middle Income salaried urban and semi-urban population. Growth will be there basically due to the size of the economy and momentum gained over the years in moving forward. This Budget’s focus on Infrastructure would help certain sectors to grow fast and overall effect would be good for the country. The Industrial and Farm sector loan defaults and its effect to banks would cast shadow on the growth front. Machine Tool industry in particular did not gain anything special. The reduction in Corporate tax to 25 % for turnover up to 250 Crores, would benefit some of the major machine tool manufacturers in the country. The Government’s decision to have only Electric Vehicles from 2030 and reduced GST for electric vehicles is a welcome sign. However, the Government must set a large fund to help in R & D efforts of industry to make this feasible. The future of entire auto ancillary industry remains in the dark as the concept of manufacturing vehicle will change. Several auto ancillary industries are already concerned about expansion in view of what future holds for their current plant and machinery. Investment on high end machines is being avoided as payback periods are long.

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“The Budget has interesting schemes towards agriculture and rural development”

Dr. Jairam Varadaraj, MD, ELGi Equipments Ltd.

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he budget has introduced some interesting schemes towards agriculture and rural development. They continue to support investments in infrastructure, which will support our portable compressor range. Many of our suppliers will benefit from the MSME tax reduction and perhaps the tax reduction will encourage capital expenditure, which could in turn support our industrial compressor range. Overall, while there are no explicit manufacturing boosters, we hope that the momentum from the last quarter will sustain through 2018.

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Connecting operations through e-F@ctory Automation and control in the power generation industry addresses the physical constraints of electricity generation, transmission, and distribution.

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n today’s modern world, power dominates every single sector and strong automation in the power sector is imperative. Automation and control in the power generation industry addresses the physical constraints of electricity generation, transmission, and distribution. The need of the hour for the power sector is a system that should be reliable, energy efficient and an integrated solution. Considering that the power sector in most countries is undergoing critical changes, there is an increased focus on this domain. Especially in India, the markets are slowly beginning to feel the stimulus for instrumentation, control and automation techniques thus ensuring that the industries have the right mix of technologies that can beget growth opportunities. Choosing the right automation combinations provides the facility to integrate the Power generation and transmission processes with business systems. Companies like Mitsubishi Electric have come up with some cutting-edge concepts that have the capacity to drive automation in the power sector. e-F@ctory is a connected digital enterprise solution that is the answer to the increasing digital transformation affecting businesses. The company offers its customers aid in further developing their overall business approach by offering advice on industrial automation and information technology. e-F@ctory provides a flexible

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framework which recognises the unique needs of Industry and supports them through high-speed connectivity, reliable data and precise control - all deployed using tailored, robust and proven Factory Automation technologies. e-F@ctory promises increased flexibility, enhanced productivity and improved predictability. It makes full use of leading-edge control technologies, information technologies and networking technologies to ‘visualize’ operations information, including quantitative and qualitative operations data and equipment information. It links production equipment to the higher operations execution systems to allow operations information to be incorporated into operational plans and be utilized to ensure quality traceability. Basically, the e-F@ctory platform substantially improves quality, work schedules and productivity by having significant vertical data integration from shop-floor to enterprise. This platform also scales extremely well and can be used for monitoring, operation and maintenance of a single equipment instance, fulfilling the same function for a distributed network of machines and equipment, but also for production assets of several lines, factories or sites, that can be considered to be a ‘production cloud’. Another need of the Day solution that the company offers is its Highly Reliable and Proven Smart Power Distribution and Energy Monitoring Products and Solutions. Namely LV Switchgear (ACB, MCCB),

Control Gear (Magnetic Contactors, MPCBs, OLR, EOCR, Solid State Contactors etc), Energy Metering Products (Multi-Function Meters, Energy Monitoring Servers, Eco Monitor Light, Eco Monitor Plus etc) and Final Distribution Products such as MCB, RCCB, Isolators and Distributions Boards. Traditionally, Mitsubishi Electric has been active in the LVS market since 1933. Ever since the company developed and manufactured the first Circuit breakers, it has been committed to research and development in this field making it one of the world’s leading manufacturers of circuit breakers. Mitsubishi Electric’s LVS products offer differentiating features that make these Products Safe, reliable, efficient and are green in line with latest environmental guidelines. With Superb technical characteristics and variants suiting to different applications, Mitsubishi Electric has products to offer for every customer segment. While they comply with international norms and standards, the LVS products are also certified suitable for marine application. The company’s extensive range of Switchgear and Energy Monitoring Products and solutions allow measuring of data transmitting it through the highly reliable and fast CC-Link industrial Ethernet network. This enables energy management through visualization which leads to energy saving. The products are also customer-friendly because of their functionality and compatibility. Mitsubishi Electric is very popular in Automotive Industry as the most reliable Solution Provider in the field of Automation, Electrical Distribution, Controls and Energy Monitoring and many other Industries have also experienced the benefit of these solutions.


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POLYCAB: Moving from wires and cables to complete electrical solutions

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Mr. Shashi Amin, President Polycab Wires Pvt. Ltd.

olycab is one of the leading companies in the Indian electrical industry with a glorious track record of over 4 decades. Now the company endeavours to be a complete electrical solutions company. Talking about the company’s new product introduction at ELECRAMA 2018, Shashi Amin , President – Polycab Wires Pvt. Ltd. said, “Polycab is committed to providing not just products but solutions for our customers. At ELECRAMA 2018, we would be showcasing our entire basket of products including solar inverters, switchgear products and consumer products. We will also showcase some of the new innovative products like e-beam cables, rubber cables, fire survival cables, instrumentation cables etc.” He adds, “While some of the new offerings can cater to new target groups, industries and sectors, most of them will continue to strengthen our position in the existing markets.” “ We have also set up a NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) accredited laboratory in record time for cable testing which will drastically reduce customers time in testing,” informs Shashi Amin, President – Corporate, Polycab Wires Pvt Ltd. Innovation as the cornerstone of growth strategy Polycab’s Fire Survival Cables, as the name suggests, are designed to be functional for hours under extreme fire, keeping in mind the safety and requirements of high-rise buildings, firefighting systems, lifts, public addressing systems, data centres, critical components of industries, etc. A rather large varieties of rubber cables are developed to cater to industries such as mining, oil and gas and windmills where the requirement is that of flexibility and non-corrosive insulation. E-beam cable is a unique product be-

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cause of the durability and better current carrying capacity. Its applications range from outdoor requirements to solar power plants to railways. The features make it the preferred choice of the future. Committed to be an integral part of India’s growth story Amin continued talking about Polycab’s commitment towards achieving manufacturing prowess. He said, “We believe in the ‘Make in India’ mission and have developed capabilities to compete with the best in the world. We are committed to playing a big part in the infrastructure development in the country and be an integral partner in the India growth story.” He also adds, “As power saving has been our motto, we are committed to products that are sustainable.” Protecting the customer is not just an empty promise In the words of Inder Jaisinghani, Chairman and Managing Director, Polycab, “At Polycab we are very passionate about the safety of our customers, as using an inferior counterfeited wire can be frequently be fatal. We are committed to protecting our hard-earned brand reputation for the safe and reliable products. Thus, to us, any technology that allows for customers to by themselves easily and instantly verify authenticity is a most welcome step. Pioneering anti-counterfeiting system Of late, as security being major priority, Polycab has developed special, innovative packaging with enhanced features and an-


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ti-counterfeit mechanism for its products. This mechanism has been conceptualised and developed by Diwaker Bharadwaj, President - Marketing Communication & Packaging Development at Polycab in

collaboration with ProductSecure for first time in wire and cable industry in India. Explaining the unique features of the innovative anti-counterfeit system, Bharadwaj said, “Polycab will ensure the application of a unique identifier in the form of barcode on each consumer label package, which can be verified at the time of purchase using a mobile App. In this era of digitisation, when everyone wants to have information on finger tips, its high time we devise such way and means by taking recourse to Digital Technology which can

Diwaker Bharadwaj, President Marketing Communication & Packaging Development at Polycab ensure that the customer gets true value of his money for the product and not cheated by any counterfeits and duplicate. We have there for joined hands with ProductSecure for the excellent technology.” Key features • Anti-counterfeit solution enables Polycab to uniquely code and identify each single unit manufactured that makes it unique across the supply chain. • Polycab’s end-consumers or its supply chain partners (dealers, retailers, electricians) can verify the authenticity

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of genuine Polycab products either through an SMS or by using a Smartphone App. • An added feature is aggregation or parent-child relationship between various levels of packaging of Polycab products. Coded and aggregated products can be tracked and traced during its journey through the supply chain right from the time they leave a Polycab facility. • Polycab has integrated its Loyalty Program, Bandhan for key stakeholders with this solution so that every genuine verifier of respective code gets the appropriate loyalty points or benefits offered by Polycab. • This solution offered by ProductSecure also helps Polycab gather key market insights that enable better decision making and planning. Currently this solution has been deployed PAN India. Starting with wires, the plan is to expand this offering to all important product ranges at Polycab, informs Bhardwaj. He adds, “Polycab has managed to touch all the key stakeholders in the business chain through this initiative. Hence it is able to segment the local markets or stakeholders depending on their sales contribution and also track the same over a period of time.” Downstream Benefits As the solution is implemented further, it would help streamlining and proper planning for logistics and inventory control. As the goods and shipments will be trackable, it will build a trustworthy relationship with business stakeholders, and help create a strong brand image and equity concludes Bharadwaj.

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Advanced measuring solutions for Electrical maintenance and safety

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n these days of continuous advancements where continuity and precision have become so important, one cannot afford to experience a shut down or higher maintenance lead time as it directly infects the overall governing of the system. And if that malfunction comes in the form of an electrical breakdown, the results can be more adverse. Be it any facility or set up, electrical maintenance is paramount. We often find the electrical maintenance engineers and facility inspectors trying their best to ensure uninterrupted service. Many a times they have to encounter problems like power losses, system failures and at worse even accidents, which are uninvited and unforeseen. Continuous inspection becomes a mandate & when your responsibilities are huge you must be well equipped to tackle such situations. That’s where Testo extends its support and expertise to the industry and its users. We offer a couple of instruments for the electrical maintenance and safety. Testo thermal imagers are an ideal partner for efficient maintenance. Thermography is the time- and cost-saving method for non-contact detection and analysis of thermal anomalies during any electrical maintenance. In electrical installations or cables, increased temperatures are always an indication of an overload, an imminent malfunction or an existing defect.

Thermal Imagers can be used to understand and eradicate issues such as; • Regular checks in electrical maintenance • Safe temperature measurement & heat status evaluation • Early detection of defective components or connections • Minimize dangerous fire risks and pre-

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vent costly production downtimes Example: Evaluation of the heat status of low, medium and high-voltage systems As an integral part of electrical supply networks, high-voltage plants such as substations must ensure as uninterrupted a supply of electricity as possible due to the high availability of their electrical systems. A malfunction or interruption of the electrical grid is often preceded by thermal warming caused by electrical resistance. This must be localized, evaluated and if required, the time frame for a repair determined. Using the thermal imagers from Testo, thermal warming can be tested without contact and from a safe distance, without endangering the user or needing to shut down the system.

The challenge.: Most symptoms of wear, material fatigue or cable rupture in the transmission of electrical current are preceded by thermal warming due to increased resistance. If this resistance becomes too high, the heat development destroys the component, with the possible result of a power cut. A further challenge lies in the cooling oil of the transformers. Due to eroded insulation, slurry can occur here, which is deposited in the cooling ribs. The blockage of the throughflow in the affected cooling ribs initially compromises the cooling, and in the worst case can result in the failure of the complete cooling function of the transformer. The solution. : The objective of maintenance work is to obtain an overview of the switchgear which is comprehensive as well as detailed – including all circuit breakers and power switches, converters, insulators, screw fittings, cables or other connections. With the high-resolution thermal images, these sources of malfunction can be quickly and precisely identified before they become serious problems endangering the reliability of supply. Testo Thermal imagers facilitate evaluation of the heat status of low, medium

and high-voltage systems. You can use them to identify electrical components or connections with thermal anomalies and to implement the necessary measures. This prevents dangerous fire risks and costly production downtimes. I. Low Voltage Systems: Switch cabinets The technology of thermography is particularly useful in the maintenance of switch cabinets, as the measurements can be carried out non-contact and at a safe distance. Anomalies can therefore be detected and counter measures can be easily implemented. The Site Recognition technology from Testo also supports efficient and reliable inspection routing for lots of similar switch cabinets. The thermal imager automatically detects the measuring location and stores the measured thermal images in defined folders. Therefore, the thermal images of the switch cabinets can be analysed conveniently and safely on the PC.

Electrical components In the case of electrical components, heat distribution within the individual components is also significant, as well as the connections and access lines. Different temperatures within maintenance indicate the operating status, but can also be indicative of a malfunction. II. Medium Voltage Systems: Transformers Depending on the type of insulation, the connections, cores or insulation in components of medium-voltage installations such as transformers can be inspected for thermal irregularities.


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III. High Voltage Systems: Overhead power lines The electrical connection points and insulators for overhead power lines in substations or the overhead power lines of high-voltage systems can be checked for maintenance purposes. Typically, these locations are difficult to access, also anomalies, like hotspots, are not visible. Lots of locations can be inspected thermographically using a super telephoto lens with correspondingly high resolution, conveniently from the ground or efficiently by helicopter. Testo Electrical Measuring Instruments is yet another set of equipment that enables any engineer or technician to curb down any sort of electrical disorder. Thanks to innovative technologies and simplified application, the Testo measuring instruments measure electrical parameters more reliably and precisely than ever before. The innovative electrical measuring instruments stand out due to their extraordinary elevated level of user-friendliness, setting new standards with intelligent and completely innovative technology. The status of all electrical plants and equipment (incl. electric motors, pumps and switching cabinets) can be tested reliably and highly efficiently.

of any suspected fault sources. It is available with a filter and is used for high-frequency interference. • Adjustable sensitivity • Visual and acoustic signal • Waterproof and dustproof according to IP 67 • Measuring point illumination II. Testo 750 Voltage tester is with patented all-round LED display for visibility from all sides. They have the most essential functions for voltage testing, continuity testing and rotating magnetic field measurement. • Clear, patented all-round LED display • Fibre-optic technology for optimum voltage indication • Anti-slip ring for secure grip • Ergonomic handle shape • Measuring point illumination III. Testo 755 voltage & current tester is the first of its kind which meet the latest standard and which can also measure current. It can determine voltage/de-energization, for measuring current and resistance, as well as for continuity tests. In addition, the integrated torch enables dark spots to be illuminated. The measuring tips can be changed easily, so that the whole instrument does not need to be replaced in the event of damage. • Automatic measurement parameter detection • Certified according to voltage tester standard • Measurement result without any switching on or selection • Measuring point illumination • Exchangeable measuring tips

This complete set comes in a portable kit with I. testo 745 non-contact voltage tester with a voltage range of up to 1,000 V AC is particularly well-suited to fast initial checking

IV. Testo 760 multimeter is the first digital multimeter with automatic detection of measurement parameters and selection via socket assignment. Function keys replace the traditional dial on all three instruments,

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which means easier operation and greater reliability. • Easy, modern operation with function keys instead of a dial • Measurement parameter detection and selection via the socket assignment • Prevents incorrect settings • True root mean square measurement TRMS • Large, backlit display V. Testo 770 Clamp meter is ideally suited for current measurement in switching cabinets. It has a unique grab mechanism for easy and safe work and automatic measurement parameter detection also ensures reliable work. It also measures multiple parameters like, power factor, resistance, voltage etc very easily. • Unique grab mechanism makes it easier to work at tight measuring points • Auto AC/DC for current and voltage • Large two-line display • True root mean square measurement TRMS • With additional functions, such as starting current, power and μA measurement • T 770-3 also works on Bluetooth and testo Smart Probes App It has also been proven that an efficient and healthy electrical facility can improve total performance of any industrial, residential or commercial application. Testo provides you with the best solutions and products that not only measure the necessary parameters but also ensure longevity and minimises colossal damages. Now Be Sure with testo. For more information: E-mail: info@testo.in Web: www.testo.com


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Washington PUD Relies on Thermal Imaging to Keep the Lights on for Residents

While Mason County residents are at home on a cold winter night with their heat turned up, TV on, food cooking, and loads of laundry running, Chris Jorgensen of Mason Public Utility District (PUD) 3 is outside checking power lines and equipment. PUD 3 provides electricity and wholesale telecommunication services to more than 34,000 people in Washington state. If they don’t catch problems early, thousands of customers could lose power. PREVENT DAMAGE BEFORE IT HAPPENS November through March, when the electrical load is highest and the likelihood of a breakdown is greater, PUD 3 engineers spend 5 to 6 hours in the late evening inspecting power lines, connections, and equipment with a FLIR thermal imaging

camera. “We start with our substations, then we’ll do our 3-phase distribution lines,” said Jorgensen. The thermal camera helps them identify hot spots on the electrical system so they can prevent failures before they occur. “We drive down the road and one of us scans out the window with the thermal

FLIR T-Series thermal imaging cameras provide the resolution and range needed to accurately measure electrical hot spots, even from a distance.

The bushing atop a regulator on the C-phase circuit at PUD 3’s Mountain View substation was failing. Without timely repairs, this failed connection would have caused $40,000 in damage and cut service to about 3,000 customers.

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camera to spot check. If we see something, we get out and do a full analysis,” said Jorgensen. PUD 3 has been using thermal cameras for inspections since 2001. “Before we had thermal imaging there was no way to do preventive maintenance. Equipment failed and we went out and fixed it,” Jorgensen said. But with a FLIR thermal camera they could save time looking for issues without getting out of the vehicle and catch problems before they cause an outage. The infrared inspection program at PUD 3 helps make their electrical system safe, reliable, and saves the utility company thousands of dollars by conducting main-


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Engineers discovered four hot spots on this gang-operated switch. Two of the phases had failing hot taps and jumpers, and two of the three switches were failing. A failure on this structure would have affected nearly 1,500 customers.

A failing hot tap on the connection between an overhead to underground power line on a riser structure at PUD 3’s Union River Substation needed to be repaired quickly to avoid an outage that would have affected about 1,000 customers.

The center-phase hot tap is showing imminent failure. This hot line-clamp, or bail, connects two circuits together. A poor connection on the line clamp is causing heating on the primary line. Had it failed, 2,250 customers would have lost service.

The center phase of this gang-operated switch at PUD 3’s Pioneer substation was failing. If not repaired the switch would have burned up, cutting power to about 1,600 customers and posing a safety hazard to linemen who had to operate it.

This image of a three-phase transformer bank at a local cedar mill shows a bad secondary bushing on one of the transformers. If this had not been discovered, the result would have been a costly shut down for the mill – thousands of dollars per hour of lost productivity.

Thermal imaging helped PUD 3 locate this failing dead-end bell on 115,000 V power lines before it caused a lengthy outage for nearly 2,000 customers.

tenance during regular business hours. The alternative is a major outage – one that could occur at night or on a weekend – and result in more expensive overtime work hours for the PUD 3 crew. Their thermal camera has helped them find problems on cutouts, substation getaway structures, and poor or failed connections. The technology has even been beneficial for checking construction quality. “My infrared work is like hunting; we scan every line and every piece of equipment looking for potential problems with our system,” said Jorgensen. “It is great satisfaction when imminent equipment failure is found and repaired before it ever causes an outage.”

PRIORITIZE & SCHEDULE REPAIRS PUD 3 also monitors their loads with SCADA software to see what is under the most amount of stress, then they start their survey where the load is highest. Sixty percent of the time they find lines or equipment that need to be repaired. Having access to a thermal camera helps PUD 3 to prioritize and schedule repairs. The ability to see a hotspot and the severity of the problem allows the engineers to make the determination that, “this isn’t going to fail tonight, but maybe tomorrow.” The benefits of catching hot spots early include extending the life of otherwise well-functioning equipment; prevention of equipment failures that could lead to widespread outages; and reduction of

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costs through maintenance as opposed to replacement of damaged equipment. “Thermal imaging really allows us to see what the naked eye can’t see,” said Jorgensen. “It allows us to fix these problems before a failure, and it has been a huge benefit to the utility.”

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Improved power quality and reduced harmonics An increasing number of loads are non-linear, introducing harmonics into the power grid and thus significantly impairing the power quality. EPCOS PQSine™ is an active harmonic filter that effectively reduces the unwanted harmonics.

As a result of the non-linear loads, the current does not follow the sinusoidal voltage, resulting in unwanted harmonics. Figure 1: Supply voltage and load current of non-linear loads

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inear loads have become a rarity in industrial plants, office buildings, data centers or even private households. Non-linear loads, by contrast, have become increasingly common: frequency converters in drive systems, the large numbers of switch-mode power supplies used in IT and communications equipment, and also more and more in household electronics. Even lighting technology employs mainly non-linear power supplies (Figure 1). The non-linear current draw results in harmonics that cause distortion in the sinusoidal voltage, which in turn can cause interference for other loads. Harmonics are integer multiples of the basic frequency, i.e. of the line frequency of 50 Hz or 60 Hz. The harmonics have varying amplitudes and can extend into the upper kHz range.

• Problems for other loads due to the poor grid power quality; additional current load on the neutral conductor, as the harmonic currents contained of the 3rd, 9th, 15th, and 21st order etc. are accumulative and lead to inadmissibly high currents; • Phase-asymmetry (specifically when operating single-phase switch-mode power supplies) which additionally promotes the generation of harmonics. In addition, harmonics transmitted via data or power lines can severely impair the function of sensitive devices or even destroy them. Typical examples include

process controllers in factories or servers in data centers, where data corrupted by harmonics can cause enormous consequential damage. Attempts are often made to eliminate harmonics directly at the load using passive components. This however necessitates a well-tuned resonant circuit for every harmonic frequency comprising capacitors and inductors. Such a solution, however, is only practicable if there is a limited spectrum of harmonics. Active harmonic filters compensate harmonics With the EPCOS PQSine series, TDK

Harmonic pollution has a series of negative effects on power quality, including:

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Figure 3: Flexible installation options The basic 60-A module (left) can be installed in wallmounted cabinets (middle) or in floor cabinets (right): The cascadable modules enable systems with a maximum compensation current of 600 A in a single filter system.

now offers an elegant and full automatic solution for many of the problems caused by harmonics and phase shifts. PQSine is connected to the grid in parallel with the load that is causing the harmonics. The heart of the new active harmonic filters is a controller based on a 32-bit digital signal processor (DSP) with a sampling rate of 48 kHz. With a response time of just 21 µs, PQSine offers class-leading performance. Its new selective drive control (SDC) algorithm is faster than conventional algorithms based on fast Fourier transform (FFT) analysis. Using the data determined in real time, PQSine feeds a compensation current into the grid, which cancels the non-linearity of the load current (Figure 2). The PQSine series is designed for 3-phase grids with or without neutral conductors with voltages of between 200 V AC and 480 V AC at 50/60 Hz. PQSine enables harmonics of up to the 50th order (2500 Hz/3000 Hz) to be detected and

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filtered. The new filters can be cascaded in 60 A steps up to a maximum compensation current of 600 A in a single filter system. High flexibility due to modular structure The modular structure of PQSine offers enormous benefits. The 60 A modules can swiftly be replaced. In addition, a standard control cabinet with 180 A filter performance can quickly be expanded with one or two 60 A modules, for example, to a total output of up to 300 A (5 modules). To do this the modules are simply inserted into the cabinet with a busbar that is fundamentally designed for currents up to 300 A (Figure 3). Contacting requires neither screwing nor drilling, as both the power connections and control cables feature plug-in connectors. Unlike conventional power factor correction, which can only compensate inductive loads, PQSine is also able to compensate capacitive reactive power

components. In addition to their outstanding filtering capabilities, PQSine active harmonic filters also ensure balancing of the loads to all three phases. Moreover, neutral conductor currents are also compensated when using 4-wire devices. Optimum reliability is ensured by means of a series of self-monitoring systems. The most important of these are: overload protection, shutdown on overtemperature, protection against overvoltage or undervoltage and fan monitoring. A choice of 7” and 12.1” TFT color touchscreens is available for user-friendly input and reading of the data. PQSine offers a number of standard interfaces for control, programming, or diagnostics purposes: Ethercat 100 Mbit/s, USB, Active Sensor Bus and Display Bus. Low loss output topology Many active filters employ two-level IGBT bridges at the output, in other words, an output topology that is comparable with that of 6-pulse frequency converters. PQSine, on the other hand, employs a three-level topology with a total of 12 IGBTs (4 IGBTs per phase conductor). This achieves a considerably better approximation to a sinusoidal wave of the output signal than is possible with two-stage systems (Figure 4). Switching losses are also considerably reduced because each IGBT only has to switch half of the operating voltage in the three-level topology.

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Plug & Play for Power Applications Connectorisation takes all the guesswork out, especially, where switching and controlling devices are required to operate side-by-side. commissioning and maintenance in the field. Connectorisation takes all the guesswork out, especially, where switching and controlling devices are required to operate side-by-side. Moreover, connectors increase safety, since they provide coding options, which guarantee that both sides of a connection only mate with their right counterpart. Philip Harting

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Connector-based wiring instead of hardwiring is beneficial at every stage of an application’s life cycle: 1. Installation time Connected in series control cabinets or larger switchgears must be disassembled before they can be delivered to the customer’s supply chains or directly to the construction sites. Often electricians or subcontractors are hired for reassembly in the field who are less familiar with the components and the required special tools than the original manufacturer’s teams. This may eventually lead to failed on-site tests and lengthy evaluation processes. Instead, it is much more promising to use pre-tested and countless times proven connectors for installing electrical components.

2. Labour costs Hardwiring often leads to extra labour. The assembly, testing and repair of hardwired components takes time and efforts, requiring special skills. The use of connectors dramatically reduces the costs, since it increases efficiency and allows for savings in terms of time and labour. 3. Maintenance Using connectors instead of hardwiring, power generation and transmission facilities and their subsystems are easier to maintain. In the field, the service teams simply have to uncouple parts from the application and replace them by pretested new ones. 4. Design and lead-time Using modules, power, control, and data transmission can take place side-byside in a single connector housing. The related contacts and inserts are designed for high-voltage/current, thermocouple, Profibus or Ethernet transmission. The modular principle increases the flexibility and saves space on the equipment, making it much easier for specialists to design their applications according to the latest technologies and trends, such as digitalisation, modularisation or miniaturisation.

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Motion Control when the Lines are Blurred Asking the Right Questions Early Simplifies Optimizing Your Next Motion Control System

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istorically, motion controllers, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and industrial PCs were separate components in a control system with clearly defined functions. With the rise of programmable automation controllers (PACs), motion controllers are increasingly difficult to distinguish from PLCs. Programmers are building custom applications on PCs to create decentralized control schemes that command a wide array of sub-control devices, including motion controllers, drives, vision systems, etc. The trend of merging traditionally separate control components can add confusion and complexity to the task of designing a new machine or expanding the functionality of an existing one. Luckily, with a bit of knowledge of the different control architectures and knowing the right questions to ask, designers can quickly identify which control scheme will be best for their application. Before starting the controller selection process, it’s important to understand what the different options are and why they’re used. Essentially, a programmable logic controller (PLC) is a ruggedized control device made up of a microprocessor, memory, and a variety of peripherals. PLCs typically use IEC 61131-3, an industry standardized set of programming languages, including Ladder Diagram. Ladder logic, a language that reads the same as the electrical diagrams maintenance crews are already familiar with, makes the PLC a popular choice. Most developers and maintenance personnel have experience with programming and debugging Ladder, minimizing the need for training. Standardized programming ensures longevity as the machine can easily be serviced in the future, and reduces the dependency on the original programmer. The major limitation with PLCs is that they were designed to replace relays, timers, and I/O. This left their functionality limited when it came to

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the realm of motion control and visualization. Traditional PLCs typically rely on peripheral devices such as smart drives and stand-alone motion controllers to provide advanced functionality. A potential drawback of this motion control architecture is the need to maintain separate programs for each device. Smart drives and stand-alone motion controllers often use proprietary languages, canceling out the benefit of using an IEC 61131-3 PLC in the first place. Future maintenance in this type of control scheme is incredibly difficult because it isn’t always obvious what is being controlled by the PLC and what is being controlled by the motion controller. In the absence of proper documentation, understanding the machine often involves opening up the cabinet and using a multimeter to trace connections or directly connecting to the peripheral motion systems using

a laptop. If the repair person isn’t familiar with the proprietary language used by the motion controller, the diagnostics process could lead to excess downtime and increased expenses. Industrial PCs, first introduced in the mid-1980s, are high reliability computers with hardware and operating systems engineered to withstand the constant vibrations, temperature extremes and wet or dusty conditions common in industrial environments. Industrial PCs are most powerful to developers who are comfortable programming their own custom applications using either Visual Basic, C#, C++, etc. Using an industrial PC increases flexibility, giving users the freedom to communicate to any device using either pre-built APIs or by writing their own communication drivers. This freedom leads to the creation of novel applications using smart subsystems that may not have been intended or initially designed

In response to the demand for more connectivity options, today’s motion controllers increasingly offer support for multiple communication protocols. For example, Parker’s PAC controller provides EtherCAT communication for real-time motion, I/O, and thirdparty device connectivity as well as EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, and an OPC Server for machine to machine and plant level communications.


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to work together. Stand-alone motion controllers, in the form of smart drives or multi-axis controllers, are examples of smart subsystems. Motion controller manufacturers typically provide an API that allows the developer to send motion commands to the controller—limiting the need to learn a full, separate language. Alternatively, some developers will choose to leverage the real-time capabilities of the motion system and program the device in its native, embedded language, with the PC application calling for these complex routines to run when needed. Beyond increased flexibility, these applications have several benefits over traditional PLC systems. The HMI (human machine interface) is built right into the control application itself, reducing the need for additional devices for visualization. In addition, a single programming language can be used to control all subsystems. This single application can also be a major downfall as the machine ages. As an organization matures or technology changes, preferred programing languages may shift, making it difficult to develop, change, or maintain older applications. In addition, API is not a set standardized by any organization, so migration to a new language or OS may not be possible, even when using the same subsystems. Motion controllers offer designers highly specialized functionality for controlling and coordinating the movement of motors within a machine. A range of form factors are available as motion control providers have developed solutions based on smart drives, PCI cards, Ethernet and just about every field bus ever created. Centralized or distributed solutions offer machine designers nearly endless possibilities for crafting a system that best fits their needs in terms of performance, size and cost. In general, motion controllers rely on a proprietary language that is tailored to fit motion commands. Most motion controllers have also evolved to incorporate some of the machine control functions usually associated with PLCs, such as temperature

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The Parker Automation Controller provides the ability for users to develop their own drivers to connect to unique devices using ASCII. Like a PC, the Parker Automation Controller has visualization capabilities built in, allowing the user to develop a complete application using Parker Automation Manager that incorporates programming the logic and the human machine interface all in one software suite. monitoring and discrete I/O control. Due to the proprietary nature of motion languages, machines designed around a specific controller may include advanced functionality but can sometimes be limited when it comes to expansion. Single-PCB board motion controllers cannot easily add additional axes of motion control without ordering a new unit from the factory. Bus-based motion controllers have more flexibility to add axes, but it is important to ensure that the bus is both widely offered by other device makers and increasing in market adoption. PAC (Programmable Automation Controllers) are the merging of PLCs, PCs, and motion controllers into a single device. Rather than requiring a separate standalone motion controller, PACs provide multi-axis motion trajectories over a bus— such as EtherCAT—while drives close the local PID loop around the motor. This architecture not only allows the entire system to be programmed with IEC 61131-3 but also within a singular development environment—reaping all the benefits of standardized programming. Maintenance is significantly reduced as drives can now be queried by the PAC to determine the

failure mode. Rather than needing to open up a machine to gain access to data either through manual multimeter readings or direct connection to subdevices, all the information can be accessed by connecting to a single PAC. When choosing a PAC, it is important to select a bus system that will allow flexibility when choosing devices as well as withstand the test of time. For example, the Parker Automation Controller uses EtherCAT as its main field bus but also offers support for EtherNet/IP, OPC client/server, Modbus TCP, PROFINET, and PROFIBUS, ensuring longevity and compatibility with the most popular industrial devices now and in the future. Universal Application Questions After understanding each system architecture and their pros and cons, it’s critical to weigh a variety of considerations to avoid ending up with a less-than-optimal motion control solution. Armed with the right questions to ask before beginning the specification process, the designer can avoid making the wrong control choice: • How is the application likely to evolve over the next 20–25 years? Consider what new functionality/subsystems are


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likely to be required/desired. Take the time to assess whether the solutions you’re considering have the flexibility to allow integrating new devices/subsystems readily. Will the system require centralized, deterministic control scheme? This is common in industrial applications where a single PAC is in control of an entire system. Or does the design require a combination of multiple, decentralized smart devices, such as optical lab instruments, in addition to motion control? What communication protocols offer the greatest flexibility and longevity? There are so many choices. It is important not only to select a bus that works best for your system (for example, EtherCAT is best for high-speed motion control) but also a bus that is proven, widely used, and growing in installation. How will space constraints dictate system architecture and component choices? Must the system be compact enough to sit on a benchtop or can it span many meters? For instance, Ethernet-based bus systems can transmit data over extended distances, whereas traditional motion controllers are limited by the quality of digital and analog signals and are limited to smaller ranges. What existing integration and programming resources are available?

The ability to connect to other machines on the factory floor and to integrate internal drives are important considerations of machine design and controller selection.

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Many organizations are reluctant to take the time to acquire a new skill set and third-party services may be used in the future to maintain a machine. The choice of programming language is critical in determining how quickly an organization or maintenance crew can diagnose, change, and develop an application. Designers that don’t take the time to determine the best control scheme or choose components too quickly without asking these critical questions have the potential for serious consequences further down the road. It is important to know and avoid these common design mistakes: The tail wagging the dog. When a controller is selected first, with insufficient regard for the application, it constrains the designer’s choices, leading to longer and more expensive development cycles. The controller is often selected first when the designer either defaults to a controller he or she is familiar with or “falls in love” with a controller gussied up with all the latest bells and whistles. This forces the designer to use components that may not be ideal for the application but that work with the controller selected. As a result, the designer may need to find work-arounds to get a system to operate correctly, increasing development time. Similar problems can arise when a designer doesn’t take the time to understand all that the application entails. No place to grow. When new functionality requirements emerge, the wrong controller can mean great difficulty in expanding or extending the system. Without careful consideration of how a motion control system is likely to evolve over its lifetime, it’s far too easy to select a controller (such as a traditional controller based on I/O) with limited ability to accommodate new devices or functionality. Penny wise, pound foolish. Selecting an inadequate controller for a given

application to save a little money now or failing to plan for future necessary expansions of an application all but ensures a less-than-optimal return on investment. Selecting the wrong controller in the early stages of system development will demand additional design time and could force the designer to employ less efficient components to allow the poorly chosen controller to work. As the machine matures and requires maintenance, it may be difficult or impossible to keep it running, especially if the programming language used was proprietary or no longer commonly used, especially if the original designer has moved on to another organization. If expansion is required to add a feature or device to extend the system’s lifespan and usability but the control bus used is no longer available, the system may have to be redesigned from scratch instead, costing significant development time and resources. Conclusion : All too often in today’s quarterly bottom-line-driven business environment, designers are pushed to design the least expensive solution that will serve the application right now. Asking honest questions and answering them fully is the best way to ensure that a new motion control system can continue to evolve along with the application’s changing requirements and continue to provide a return on investment for many years to come.

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Air Cooled Variable Transformers ( VARIACS ) of Large Capacities say from 200 to 2000 Amps – have remained a Technological challenge in the Industry.

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IR COOLED VARIABLE TRANSFORMERS ( VARIACS ) of Large Capacities say from 200 to 2000 Amps – have remained a Technological challenge in the Industry. The basic issue is heating of Carbon brushes because the Brushes always move with two or more turns of Transformers, always shorting on the Copper Winding. In the basics of having uninterrupted Current flow, the Carbon Brush span has not to leave the last turn without touching the next turn. Shorting of Transformer Turns through Carbon Brushes produce heat and tend to damage insulation of copper wire and to ultimate overheating and failure. To overcome heating damages at local points- use of these units in Oil filled tanks becomes a necessity. Use of Oil in Tanks have their own issues. In Green Building concept of latest Industrial Buildings – to save from Environment damages – oil is not permitted for use in such equipment. Even history does not make you to forget that – one of the greatest Fire case in UPHAR CINEMA in Green Park one of the posh areas of Delhi was aggravated due to Transformer oil equipment installed in the Basement of Cinema hall that resulted in 59 Deaths on 13th June 1997. Govt. issued guidelines banning use of oil filled equipment in Basements.

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1000 Amps/600 Volts Air Cooled Distribution Transformers came in vogue but for Voltage Stabilisers no good viable alternative was available. WE at Green Dot, are a 39 Years old manufacturing set up in Variable Transformers & Servo Stabilisers etc. & have put substantial efforts in the R & D to develop High Capacity Air Cooled / Aided Air Units. Having succeeded in developing, we have supplied Air Cooled units up to 1600 Amps in few GREEN INDUSTRIAL buildings. We are the only manufacturers of

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600 Amps/ 600 Volts this product in the country. We have used Thermostatically protected coils that sense the temperatures of heat generating points and activate fans up to certain temperature range and cut of the supply if for some reasons the temperature touches the thresh hold point. In design – the coils are over rated and heat sinks are built in the coil below the winding & on Carbon Brush holding points of moving arms. In certain cases – even IP-54 Cabinets have been used with Air Filters for clean environments in side the cabinet. Even hooter is energised in ultimate stage of overheating and supply is cut off. ACB, MCB, MCCBs & Contactors are used in the panel for Power control &r Cut Off functions. A remote control panel is provided for operating the unit from distance. Micro Controller based cards have been used to Drive DC Motors with speed control for Inching use for FINE Voltage Control, LCD Input & output Voltage & current displays. Safety features of delays in operation of Low Voltage, High Voltage & overload, Auto Manual Control. In auto feature – the output adjusted voltage can be kept regulated to adjusted value. The same units of 600 A or 1000 Amps. can be used for manufacturing Servo Stabilisers AIR COOLED from 500 to 3000 KVA capacities. For more information Web: www.greendotindia.com


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Small and ready to conquer the world

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Canadian company has set itself the goal of building the world’s smallest and most accu-rate industrial robot arm. The device is small enough to be held in one hand. As so often, the story begins with a brave start-up. Mecademic was founded in 2013 by Jonathan Coulombe and Ilian Bonev. The two met at the ÉTS engineering university in Montreal – where Bonev is a professor – while Coulombe was finishing his graduation. Together, they developed a training robot for colleges and uni-versities before taking a step further with Mecademic. Their goal is to develop an industrial robot that is much smaller, more precise, and more intuitive to operate than any of the existing models.

The controller is integrated into the base Three years later, Bonev and Coulombe finally made it: Their Meca500 is a robot arm with six degrees of freedom and only half the size of a regular industrial robot. It weighs only five kilograms, with a base about the size of your palm. Nevertheless, it has a load capacity of 500 grams. The controller is integrated, which saves even more space and drastically simplifies operation. It only takes a 24 V power supply, a computer, and an Ethernet cable to program and operate the Meca500.

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Compact size due to flat motors Ilian Bonev is proud of his development: “It was quite a challenge to fit all the components into such a small space.” The drives also needed to be sufficiently small, while still being powerful and compliant with high quality standards. “They simply have to be the best in terms of precision and long service life. After all, they must run for several years in continuous operation.” That’s why Mecademic decided to use brushless flat motors from maxon. These DC motors are renowned for their compact design and high torque. In the Me-ca500, they are combined with zero-backlash gearheads and high-resolution encoders for precise move-ments. The robot arm has a repeatability of 0.005 millimeters. That is twenty times less than the thickness of a sheet of printing paper.

The Meca500 has six degrees of freedom and weighs only five kilograms. The controller is integrated into the base. Images ©Mecademic However, the robot arm is also able to perform pick-and-place or inspection tasks.

Collaborative robots through firmware updates

“Our goal is to create a new market for industrial robots and automation,” says Ilian Bonev. In the minds of its creators, the Meca500 is only the starting point for a whole line of robots. “We want to offer the smallest and most precise robots for industrial users to pave the way for new products, applications, and discoveries.” New types of robots are already being developed. The start-up is also working on a gripper for the arm. Cus-tomers receive firmware updates as soon as they become available. With these updates, the Meca500 will soon be able to function as a collaborative robot, with a function to prevent collisions and a zero gravity mode. Many other applications are possible, for example in medical technology, to assist surgery, or in au-tomation systems.

maxon motor offers a wide selection of brushless flat motors perfectly suited for applications in robotics. Image ©maxon motor Several Meca500 are already in use in various places all over the world, with many more to come. Mecademic handles the production of robot arms in-house to ensure quality. The start-up already employs eight people. They machine the aluminum parts of the robot arm on precision equipment and assemble the components in-house. On request, the Meca500 can be shipped neatly packaged in a case.

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“Industry 4.0 for Power Industry : Digitization tool for engineering for Power EPC and Power Plants” Power Industry: Worldwide is distributed in following verticals • Power Generation • Power Transmission and Distribution

Each vertical mentioned above has different approach for Engineering but the need of documentation of these is necessary in every stream. Different standards are followed in the generation of these documents right from International standards to the Company specific standards. With the Industry 4.0 standards being evolved , it is now only the Engineering aspect of the Power Generation, Transmission or Distribution but also the running plants are getting ready for the future. However the conventional engineering tools are still having difficulty supporting it properly and efficiently. This concerns both the structuring of plants and understanding the neutral SCL. Currently, manufacturer specific tools are used to engineer and Substation Automation (SA) system which covers only specific system level. As a result, designers have to ‘juggle’ with a variety of tools and waste a lot of time on data entry and translation between tools Engineering Needs: In the traditional power station engineering is determined by very stringent specifications and a hierarchical structure within plant documentation. In that context, the Reference Designation System for Power Plants (RDSPP) system of identification that has latterly replaced the KKS Standard demands unique definitions, right down to the last device. Using a modern engineering tool, the management of these demands is a convenient and efficient job. However the energy transition has signaled the arrival of a radically different energy supplier environment that is rapidly surpassing the traditional tools.

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In future, energy will increasingly come from many de-centralized units, some of them very small; biogas plants run by agricultural companies, individual wind turbines, small combined heat and power systems in private homes, solar roofs or the battery of an electric vehicle connected to a charging station are just a handful of examples. Until now there has been no standard that governs how all these distributed energy suppliers should be reliably documented to meet the requirements of the energy supply sector. It is not yet even established for those parts of major, professionally-operated photovoltaic arrays or wind farms that are not laid out for direct grid supply. Each to their own plan : Solar panels, cables, combiner boxes for individual solar array strings and their transmission circuits, wind turbines or CHP stations are documented by their manufacturers using a range of different tools, identification systems and standards. Even

the levels of detail in the representations differ. For example, because all solar panels are the same, a multiple representation for individual panels does not help. However, their layout including the cabling of the entire area and where the cables meet up must be expressed in a precise wiring diagram. By contrast, for other types of generating plant, documentation is required for every single one of the many different devices in use, complete with their connections. Regardless of the context, be it for diversified suppliers combining similar tasks from different departments into new organizational units, for example for planning urban infrastructure solutions, or for specialized plant builders or regional suppliers: manufacturers and operators are equally affected by the need to homogenize their tool environments. Staff resources can be deployed with much greater flexibility. IT is free of the demand to update and maintain a whole range of tools, to say nothing of the expertise that is required of service staff for that purpose. Without clear standardization and a common benchmark it is impossible for local suppliers to manage many decentralized energy sources efficiently. Wind farms are planned and documented according to mechanical engineering standards, biogas plants use different process engineering-oriented tools and a traditional energy supply solution, while photovoltaic systems, at least from the point of view of electrical planning and documentation, are so to speak gigantic cabling projects. Various departments are involved in generation of the various documents. The requirement is to have coordination between all departments at each level. Each department has its own tools for generation of documents. Linking all these departments is a tremendous task for a Project Manager to deliver. This leads to have standardization and a common Tool for all Engineering Documentation.


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Dileep Miskin of UL who are partners of Aucotec in India says that the next section defines Enterprise Engineering solution platform viz Engineering Base popularly known as EB. This platform has the important feature of Data centric approach with Database at the backend & supported with Object oriented approach. Once the database is defined all the documents become the representation of this Data could be in a form of GA, BOM, Wiring schematics, SLD or any other representation.

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enabling it to handle different structures and identification systems. It moreover enables different types of representations ranging from a single-line diagram in a summary, through layout plans to the full detailed circuit diagram. This kind of planning system is also be capable of supporting peculiarities that widely apply in the energy supply sector such as detailed terminal and terminal block diagrams and typical isolator terminals with auxiliary devices. Engineering Base (EB) has all the required requirements covered in its basic structure. The platform firstly takes advantage of AUCOTEC’s 30 years of experience in the energy supply sector, secondly the three-layer architecture and finally the central data model where all information for all objects is stored, regardless of whether editing is being carried out in a graphic mode, the Explorer or a table. This also creates unique accessibility for different procedures and approaches to work. The integrated Microsoft components such as .NET technology/VBA, Visio and SQL Server enable individual adaptations, simple handling & extraordinarily flexible scaling for multi-user operation and projects of different sizes. UL has implements many solutions encapsulating the benefits of the .net technology The large group of the Engineering,

UL Brings in the technology from Germany to Indian Power EPC companies the Total accessibility in demand and Solution Industry standards of Industry 4.0 demands for a software system with all these and future important features of accessibility,

manufacturing & commissioning teams can work simultaneously on a single project, even from different locations. This will particularly benefit large enterprises and the integration of external data with the SQL database of EB.

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Engineering Documentation: The document generation in EB can be build as required by each department. All the documents can be linked with each other right from the P&ID to the last device in the control panel. With this the ease this inter-department activity is achieved. The changes are implemented effectively without any blame games. And as a result a complete reliable deliverable documents are generated

EB is a viable solution to overcome the issues faced during documentation • Single database for multi disciplinary verticals such as Process, Instrumentation, Electrical etc. • Server/Client installation to facilitate the access of documents from any location whether LAN, WAN or within a country, continent, entire globe. • Widely used Microsoft - OS at background which helps in easy learning and usage • Best Quality documentation • Connectivity to other systems such as ERP/SAP • Revision Management with comparison reports • Open architecture to connect with outside world to any open software platforms • Cloud connectivity for Engineering documents to support access from any part of the world • Document Management System for End user

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on the software and human resource front for the users. UL can contribute in getting the users trained in quicker time. Support for IEC 81346: EB supports IEC standard 81346 which prescribes plant construction as an object model with three independent views “Product”, “Function” and “Installation Location”. It is essential for international tenders. Aucotec has succeeded in being the first provider of a system that not only graphically maps these views, but also provides them in an editable and purely alphanumerical form to full depth. Its database-driven nature and object orientation supports the IEC standard perfectly. A second symbol library is then unnecessary. The system uses the existing, centrally managed symbol configurations, which are adapted, if necessary, to the IEC virtually at the press of a button or click of the mouse but which can also be used in other standards in parallel. Furthermore, EB enables the integration of external or altered projects into the existing IEC object model simply via drag & drop concept. The supplied cabinet with all its built-in devices can be included in the location structure with just a few clicks. Web Communication Server for Industry 4.0 The new Web Communication Server of Engineering Base (EB) ensures direct communication of external. Hence the ERP and EDM/PDM systems forward their data directly to the business logic of EB’s multi-layer architecture. This ensures that information can be exchanged at any time. The data model feature of EB is always updated with external additions and can display these changes without additional user interaction. This direct M2M communication is one of the preconditions to the ability to excel in engineering for Industry 4.0. The Internet of Things, so the required interconnection, cannot be achieved without Web technology. The WCS uses globally valid standards such as WSDL, SOAP, RESTful API, JSON

and WCF, & there is no extra work involved for the IT Department. Mobile access to the engineering data via established Web standards makes predictive maintenance convenient and always up-to-date, without the detour via client applications. Way forward: Dileep Says “The software is extremely useful for any Industry who is in Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Engineering. It is also equally useful for the existing/ functional Power plants to keep their plant documentation up to date using the Digital Twins Technology. The easy navigation between the documents helps to finding out the correct route to diagnose the problems thus reduces the down time The Engineer can modify the documents as per the changes he has done in the plant & hence the documents really become an As Built or As Maintained document achieving an Active digitization of the plant documentation with latest updates” Substation Configuration Tool (SCT) in Engineering Base Challenge Substations for the distribution of electrical power contain numerous devices such as control and protection systems. They must communicate with each other in order to coordinate the switching operations in the plants. The accompanying comprehensive IEC standard 61850 is the consequence of digitizing the industry with increasing intelligence and complexity in today’s substations. In addition to the uniform description of the plant structure, the standard also determines the type of communication in order to increase plant availability. The decisive factor is the IEC specification for a manufacturer-neutral description of a plant. For example, according to IEC 61850-6, the description of the configuration and the structures of the protection and control technology in digital substations should be carried out in the SCL format (Substation Configuration Language). Thus, the standard introduces an effective and unique feature for the area of substation


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automation (SA). However, conventional engineering tools are still having difficulty supporting the IEC properly and efficiently. This concerns both the structuring of the plants and the understanding of the neutral SCL. Currently, manufacturer-specific tools are used to engineer an SA system, each covering only a specific system level. As a result, designers have to “juggle” with a variety of tools and waste a lot of time on data entry and translation between the tools. Solution : The communication standard IEC 61850 promises to simplify this process. With its object-oriented data model and formal description language, it supports reusability, component interoperability, and a consistent engineering process. The Substation Configu-

ration Tool (SCT) is the consistent implementation of the IEC 61850 requirement for a manufacturer-neutral configuration tool based on SCL. From the graphical input of the primary technology to the modelling of abstract function nodes and data objects to the linking of plant model and system components, SCT generates the target system-independent configuration data for station control systems in compliance with the standard. This way, SCT enables integrated system engineering, and valuable data is archived securely for the future in standardized format. In cooperation with H&S and AUCOTEC, SCT has been seamlessly integrated into the database-based platform Engineering Base (EB). The result: an optimal combination of electro technical planning and the standard-compliant description of the switchgear according to IEC 61850-6 in a user-friendly interface. This makes it easy to create single-line diagrams in EB. The synchronous coupling enables EB to transfer the plant model to the SCT. This creates the SSD file in the further workflow, which is synchronously assigned to the respective object in EB in the same work step Advantages : Data for the description of digital substations required by IEC 61850-6 does not need to be entered and maintained redundantly. Consistent standardization means that system builders and operators only need

one system configuration tool. This means much less training and maintenance input and easy interchangeability of the devices. With SCT the data for the specification file can be retrieved from Engineering Base at any time and transferred to the IEC 61850-compliant engineering process for the plant configuration. The ease of use and automated creation of the ICD files shields the user from the complexity, simplifies the configuration and facilitates the concentration on the application itself. The process chain thus becomes significantly more consistent, from the overview circuit diagram to the engineering details of the devices. Adjustment errors are avoided and users save both time and money. Data and documentation are sustainable in the long term and thus ensure a high degree of security of investment.

Aucotec hosts Power Day in Germany: Energy generators, plant engineers, network operators and power distributors met at “Power Day” in Hanover at the invitation of the Aucotec. The main theme was the future of engineering in the power sector, which is undergoing a massive change. Talks by RWE, Emerson, Siemens and Braunschweiger Netz GmbH gave delegates a comprehensive insight into the challenges of different fields and suggestions for links that will create synergies, between P&I, electrical engineering and control system software. “Third Generation CAE” Kurt Oswald, Senior Key Expert from the Siemens Energy Management Division in Erlangen gave a comprehensive survey of the relevant standards and the demands and opportunities for implementation in engineering - from the first plant layouts at the planning stage through to operation and repair. Following on from the digitized CAD drawing and the circuit diagram with derived lists, he described the EB engineering model as CAE of the ‘Next generation’ that has gone beyond the traditional file structure. This is an important reason for Siemens’ deployment of EB as a central element of engineering in the field of energy transmission. “Today’s demands on documentation cannot be fulfilled with the tool

we have used hitherto, whose basic concept dates from the 1980s,” explained Kurt Oswald. As an example, he cited reference designations complying with IEC 81346 and the US ANSI standard. In addition, the opportunities for process optimization in their legacy tool had been exhausted.

Time saved with the fun factor The closing talk by Michael Wedde- head of the “Plants” department at Braunschweiger Netz GmbH highlighted the network operators’ view of engineering. Starting with the first steps on a 380kV control panel pilot project for TenneT, up to today’s position after several years’ experience with EB’s energy and utilities sector module (EVU), Wedde illustrated a variety of means by which more modern processes provide significantly greater efficiency. In the case of variant handling, the number of templates could be reduced by about two-thirds. Standardization, e.g. through the use of reports, on its own achieve a reduction in project planning time of about 20%. He was visibly impressed by the motivational factor that the platform brought with it. “The staff really enjoys working with it,” he believes. “What Aucotec have managed in recent months is massive, it really is dynamic! EB Power EVU can already be used in a range of scenarios and we can see from the breadth of today’s presentations here that the system has what it takes to be the sector-wide solution for the whole energy sector. Company is going to expand its using EB!” All speakers concurrently agreed their assessment of the platform’s sustainability, and delegates also confirmed the desire for a sector-wide standard.

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RS Components : RS Pro - The hub

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S Components (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied), are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, RS Components offers more than 650,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables. RS Components is placing a greater focus on their Private Label business, RS Pro, creating a single unifying value proposition. The RS Pro range includes more than 40,000 high-quality, competitively priced industrial products and electronic components. And it offers customers a choice where the combination of quality, performance and price create exceptional value. To ensure customers have complete confidence in the RS Pro offering, all products and components will now be backed by the RS Seal of Approval, representing leading industry standards for audit, inspection, test and certification. Our values • Choose quality, performance and value without compromise. • Around 40,000 quality-tested products with new options added every week. • Every RS Pro product is engineered to meet demanding industrial standards. • Save as much as 30% compared to

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branded alternatives. • The RS Seal of Approval – a sure sign of quality • Every RS Pro product comes backed by our globally recognised RS Seal of Approval. RS engineers in our labs ensure all RS Pro products have been rigorously audited, inspected, tested and certified to the appropriate industry standards. RS Components, in India, offers its customers a number of advantages including: • Free delivery within 5-6 days across the country • No minimum order quantity/minimum order value • 1 year replacement warranty • Production packaging for 75K products

• Rapid bills of material support • Multichannel sales and marketing RS India has always been at the forefront of high service distribution in the Indian market. Its portfolio incorporates semiconductors, passive & electromechanical components, test and measurement equipment and the tools needed to support every engineer’s job. With over 5000 new products introduced online each month, we currently offers 6.5 lac products from over 2500 brands, all of which are available to buy at the click of a button only at www. rsindia.com

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Slash your energy bill by 35% using Device-level Analytics and Machine Learning United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) data points out 30-35% of average Industrial energy wastage in emerging economies such as India, China. Overall, Indian manufacturing sector consumes ~200 Billion Units of energy growing at 10% CAGR while output is comparatively stagnate at 2%, as per Energy Ministry Report 2013-2017 Govt. of India. Thanks to advancements in miniaturization, connectivity, data storage & smart sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) has opened a huge opportunity for smarter energy utilization worldwide.

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ecent developments in IoT and energy management systems have enabled visibility into real-time device-level energy consumption. Such operational data holds incredible value related to operational and energy efficiency of production sites. Processing this data to classify, predict and compare the operational states of different field assets is being tipped as a game changer. It allows the organization to not only reduce energy consumption by identifying leakages as they happen but also calibrate processes & dependen-

cies towards greater productivity, while engaging in preventive maintenance at the earliest pre-signs of malfunction. In the past, energy managers had to periodically review and analyze energy consumption at device, block or plant level, accompanied with redundant shutdowns for routine-checks and/or proactive maintenance. With increasing number of devices and need for greater details, processing and implementation of conclusions, field monitoring was a herculean task. It was therefore crucial to automate this analysis and provide managers with actionable insights. IoT enables possibility of self-powered & maintenance-free wireless sensors (patent-pending design) & Advance Analytics, such as URJA, maximizing ROI by equipping managers with real-time insights about their plants’ energy consumptions, and derived intelligent insights to avoid unexpected failures at first sight

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of malfunctioning or a projected catastrophe. Smart sensing makes virtually any device such as manufacturing equipments, HVAC components, Lighting systems, a connected smart device to enable smart maintenance through Robust analysis of sensor data combined with asset & production data Asset Operational Characteristics Different devices have different operational states that varies with production and timing of the day / month of the year. Simple systems such as lighting solutions have on/off states, while other more complex equipments can cycle, idle with different combinations of compressors/motors in them. Even machines with exact same make and model will share different states, therefore manufacturer specifications are expressed as a range (or not to exceed values) as opposed to absolute numbers. Such variation reinforces need for device-level analysis. While energy consumption patterns for one asset may reflect normal or even ideal performance, for other asset it may reveal an anomaly, potentially leading to future breakdown. Baselining & Profiling of Assets With granular data at periodic intervals collected in realtime by sensors and communicated wirelessly to the cloud every 5 seconds, coupled with machine learning enabled data science algorithms, developed by experienced engineers. With an initial baseline from manufacturer guidelines, data from machine’s performance over next few weeks is pumped into algorithms to generate follow-on pro-


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files specific at device & time periods. The earliest signs of deviations from baseline and profiles are flagged as it happens. Advanced algorithms are applied to extract the averages and standard deviations of timeseries states, enabling determination of the device state, in real time. Climb the Fast Growth Curve Next generation energy monitoring systems such as URJA offer intelligently automated data science procedures for in-depth visibility to facility management and maintenance professionals. Scalable deployment of such sensors and analytics systems allow for increased operational and energy efficiency of production sites and at a lower cost. Indian manufacturing industry burns around 192 billion units of energy annually to make a contribution of < 5% to Indian GDP and has < 1% penetration of energy standards such as ISO 50001. To bridge this gap, device-level energy management systems, such as URJA, offer huge opportunity to lift your business above competition, favoring your bottom-line and growth. After all, time has come to turn the tables around on energy spend by hearing what your equipments have to say.

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HiFocus â&#x20AC;&#x201C; High Precision Plasma Cutting from 0.5 to 160 mm Kjellberg is the longest established manufacturer of plasma cutting machines in the market and offers plasma and laser cutting products for a wide range of different cutting tasks. With these high-quality products made in Germany excellent results can be achieved for automated, mechanised or manual cutting. Kjellbergs subsidiary Kjellberg Cutting and Welding India Pvt. Ltd. in Pune takes care of all activities concerning sales and service in India since 2015.

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he plasma cutting systems of the HiFocus neo series meet the highest demands in the cutting range between 0.5 and 160 mm. Due to the constriction of the plasma arc by means of a heavily rotating swirl gas, it is possible to achieve laser-like cuts with nearly drossfree and rectangular cut surfaces. Users benefit from diverse possible applications as well as low process costs due to high cutting and marking speeds: The plasma cutting units can be used in connection with all common CNC guiding systems, pipe cutting machines or robots, also for bevel cutting or underwater plasma cutting (from HiFocus 280i neo). All HiFocus units (except for HiFocus 80i) use the patented Contour Cut technology for precise cutting of mild steel: finest contours, narrow webs and small

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holes with a diameter to material thickness ratio of 1:1 can be cut with excellent quality. For cutting larger contours, the further technological development Contour Cut Speed is used. With equivalent cut quality, the cutting speed is increased by 50 %. This improves the cutting performance, while the costs per cutting metre are reduced. With the automatic and manual gas control units FlowControl and PGE, the optimum mixture of plasma gases is created for each cutting task. The automatic gas control unit FlowControl is equipped with its own database for the control of the gas quantities. Additionally to the parameters set in the factory, individual adjustments can be included.

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Power the Future with Solar Energy The global solar energy industry is expected to reach $422 billion by 2022 from $86 billion in 2015, growing at a CAGR of 24.2% from 2016 to 2022.

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The demand for solar cells has gained major traction owing to surge in rooftop installations, followed by increase in applications in the architectural sector

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MAC Machine Tools and Automation offers Solar Solutions by : • Manufacturing of Combiner Box for 1000V & 1500V Rated Version • Array Junction Box with or without String Monitoring • Fuse Box with or without String Monitoring • PV Room Monitoring (PLC Panels) • String Monitoring, SCADA Solutions

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mart energy meter is an electronic device that measures the most accurate amount of electricity consumed by a residence, business or any electrically-powered device. A smart meter is reliable source for most accurate information of consumed energy that reduces the chance of error in the existing billing system to minimal. Smart meter comprise first-generation smart meters or AMR meters and second-generation meters or AMI meters. AMR meters provide for self-health check of the meter, data communication using secure and open standard protocols, periodic upgrade of meter software remotely over the transmission network, multi utility metering capabilities, consumption data acquisition and demand management and control. Comparatively, AMI meters or smart meters provide effecting utilisation and management of metering data, automatic management of meters, twoway communication with meters, demand response capabilities and further provides data to implement energy efficiency practices. Smart Meter includes• Meter, which is used to measure the

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Mr. Gautam Seth Joint Managing Director, HPL Electric Power flow of electric power from input to the output terminal. • LCD Display, which is used for displaying readings of the parameters that are being metered and • Communication, which is present in modern electricity meters, which is used for one-way or two-way communication of information with the billing utility During 2016-2020, the overall market for electricity meters is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.5%, with prepayment meters expected to grow more than the overall growth rate, at a CAGR of 15.1%, and smart meters expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3%. However, the market for meters is expected to witness explosive growth subsequent to 2022, when the proposed civil works for smart cities and smart grids will near completion, paving way for a robust demand for smart meters. Particularly smart meters are expected to see a double digit growth once bottle-necks surrounding the smart grid projects are cleared. Demand for electronic meters dominates the market for meters and

will continue due to replacement market for electrochemical and old meters and orders from power utilities. Of this, power utilities account for nearly 90% of the revenue generated from sale of tariff meters. Additionally, due to various initiatives of the Government for efficient utilization of present generation capacity, such as the ‘perform, achieve and trade scheme’ for high energy consuming industries, panel meters are expected to witness nearly a 12% growth, coupled with energy efficient solution systems. Renewable integration and energy management practices will also fuel the growth of panel meters during 2016-2020. HPL Electric & Power Ltd pioneering the Metering space. HPL Electric and Power Ltd an established electric equipment manufacturing company in India, manufacturing a diverse portfolio of electric equipment, including, metering solutions, switchgears, LED lighting and wire & cables, catering to consumer and institutional customers in the electrical equipment industry. HPL manufacturing capabilities are supported by a large sales and distribution network with a pan-India presence. The company currently manufacture and sell its products under the umbrella brand ‘HPL’, which has been registered in India since 1975. The company has one of the widest portfolios of meters in India. It has a whole range of metering solutions with advance communication interfaces like LPRF (low power radio frequency), GSM/GPRS, IrDA, Modbus, Ethernet. In addition, HPL supply their products to Power Utilities, which primarily includes


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supply of meters under direct contractual arrangements to electricity boards and power distribution companies, as well as through project contractors. HPL strong research & development capabilities have enabled it to keep it abreast of technological developments in the electric equipment industry. The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s research and development efforts include design and development of all types of energy metering solutions, including interactive communication between metering devices and metering infrastructure that includes AMR and AMI, prepayment metering solutions, solar net metering solutions, smart meters with two way communication and a complete range DLMS compliant meters, amongst others, and technologies and solutions that allow for active monitoring of energy consumption for electric equipment.

The companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s portfolio of meters includes single phase, three phase and LTCT/HT energy meters, smart meters, panel meters, prepayment meters (whereby a monetary limit can be set on the electricity to be supplied to a particular consumer), net metering solutions and transformer metering solutions remote communication facilities. All our tariff meters are certified by the BIS as conforming to the Indian Standards Index. Set forth below are certain meters that we manufacture, categorized based on their end-use, as domestic and industrial The market for meters in India was estimated to be â&#x201A;š 3,000 crore in fiscal 2015, with organised participants contributing to over 80% of the total market. There has been a continued and visible shift from demand for traditional meters to demand for metering solutions, which helps in

energy management as compared to mere monitoring and billing functionalities. During 2016-2020, the overall market for electricity meters is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.5%, with prepayment meters expected to grow more than the overall growth rate, at a CAGR of 15.1%, and smart meters expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.3%. However, the market for meters is expected to witness explosive growth subsequent to 2022, when the proposed civil works for smart cities and smart grids will near completion, paving way for a robust demand for smart meters. Particularly smart meters are expected to see a double digit growth once bottle-necks surrounding the smart grid projects are cleared.

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HPL : LV Switchgears LV Switchgears Switchgear is defined as an assembly of switching and interrupting devices, providing control, metering, protection, and current regulating applications. The

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primary components of a switchgear include switching and interrupting devices that are used for turning the power on or off, control devices, used for checking and/or regulating the flow of electric

current, metering devices, used for measuring the flow of electric current and protective devices, used to protect power service from interruption and prevent or limit damage to equipment.


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Primary types of LV switchgear • Air circuit breaker: These are circuit protection devices with air as the insulating medium. They are used when there is a need for high ampere ratings • MCCBs: These are circuit protection devices, whose current carrying components, mechanisms, and trip circuits are completely enclosed within a moulded case of insulating material • Changeover switches: These are meant to move a circuit from one set of connections to another • Contactors and relays: A contactor is a type of relay that can handle high power required to directly drive an electric motor and a relay is an electrically operated switch, used where it is necessary to control a circuit by a lowpower signal or where several circuits must be controlled by one signal • MCB: Is a small trip-switch operated by an overload and is used to protect an electric circuit, especially, in a domestic circuit as an alternative to a fuse • Residual current devices: They monitor residual current and switch off the circuit quickly if it rises to a preset level and can be broadly classified into earth leakage circuit breaker and residual current circuit breakers • Distribution board: it is a component of an electricity supply system, which divides an electrical power feed into subsidiary circuits, while providing a protective fuse or circuit breaker for each circuit in a common enclosure with a main switch

Innovation in switchgears is primarily in terms of the aesthetics and customized features offered by the products rather than technological changes in the product, such as improving the product life cycle, tamper-proofing, increasing safety and handling, improving user-interface and focus on multi-functionality and niche functionality. Multinational companies and established manufacturers usually

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spend more on product improvement and the frequency of updating product features is usually two to three years. The market for LV switchgear LT or low voltage (“LV”) electrical equipment is a rapidly evolving industry segment, traditionally driven by demand from the Industrial segment. The LV switchgear market primarily depends on the growth of end-user segments. The segment comprising residential and commercial development are expected to witness positive growth, whereas the segment comprising industries and power utilities are expected to show resilience on account of low capital expenditure and investment in the near term. The market for LV switchgear is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.1% during 2016-2020 and is expected to reach ₹ 7,609 crore by 2020. Market players catering to the industrial segment have expanded their product portfolio to include modular switchgear devices increasing their reach to capture the residential market. Further, manufacturers of wires and cables continue to enter the market for modular switchgear devices enabled by sales and distribution synergies. Key growth drivers • Revival of the industrial segment • Growth in the residential segment • Government initiatives and reforms for expansion and development of the transmission and distribution • Network and power capacity augmentation • Increased demand from the renewable energy segment

Raw material constitutes around 70% of the aggregate cost of production of LV switchgears and copper, steel and silver are the key raw materials used therein, constituting almost 75% of the total raw material cost. Manufacturing cost includes factory expenses, power and fuel, repair

and maintenance. HPL Portfolio- LV Switchgear HPL Electric & Power Ltd has further strengthened its switchgear range by bringing a new and upgraded line of its Electrical Operated Switches, AV ATS- Advance Version Automatic load Transfer Switch. The new variant is a highly sophisticated and technologically advanced which is simple and easy to use and has been designed keeping the safety of the customers in mind. In terms of application, AV ATS is relevant for Healthcare, Internet Data Centres, Commercial Buildings, Industrial Buildings, Telecom Central Office, Process Manufacturing, Distribution Power / Load Management, HVAC, Telecommunications and BMS. At nearly 50% share of the entire market for the manual changeover switches, HPL Electric is one of the oldest manufacturers of LV switchgear in India. Over the years, HPL Electric has increased its presence across switchgear products in the industrial and residential segments. The market for LV switchgear is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.1% during 2016-2020 and is expected to reach ₹ 7,609 crore by 2020. At nearly 50% share of the entire market for changeover switches, HPL is one of the oldest manufacturers of LV switchgear in India. They also enjoy significant brand recall and customer loyalty and have increased their presence across other switchgear products in the industrial and residential segments

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eissel India, started in 1994, as a turned parts manufacturer, branched out into cable glands and electrical wiring accessories from 2009, to serve the vast and yet fully untapped Indian market. In just 8 years and over 100+ satisfied customers, it has earned a name for itself among the users of its products, some of them being large International Companies. The sections of industry served by Geissel India are aerospace, automation & robotics, power, hydraulics, material handling, and pneumatics, to name just a few. Ably assisted by its R & D centre at its mother plant in Germany, Geissel is first in manufacturing the IP 68 Double Compression gland for armoured cables in India. Besides this, it has diverse products like standard IP 68 & 69, multisealing cable glands, plugs, reducers, enlargements, lock nuts, conduits, etc., made in brass, polyamide & stainless steel S.S 303 (1.4305), S.S 316 Ti (1.4571), and all according to ROHS standards.

After ISO certifications 9001:2008 & 14001:2004, Geissel India is now upgrading its standards to the latest certifications, ISO 9001:2015 & 14001:2015. In addition, being a conscious citizen for Health & Safety, Geissel India has also decided to get the OH&S certification: ISO 18001:2007. From using recycled water, to harnessing its self-produced solar energy for 100% of its own consumption at its German plant, the Group is committed to protect natural resources and implementing sustainability for this generation and the ones to come.

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A Stone Like no Other

Marble, a stone that has fascinated sculptors, architects and builders for centuries, needs careful extraction using machines powered by compressed air

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ichelangelo created astounding masterpieces with this material. His 17-feet-tall Renaissance sculpture of the biblical hero David, created between 1501 and 1504 in Florence, Italy, inspires awe even today. Emperor Shah Jahan built an edifice with the same material in Agra between 1631 and 1653 to commemorate the passing of his wife Mumtaz Mahal that the world today knows as the Taj Mahal. Odd as it may seem,this material is also used as a calcium additive in animal feed to increase the production from eggs in chickens and milk in cows. Its salt is used asanantacid to treat indigestion, as calcium supplement to strengthen bones and to treat patients with kidney diseases. In a powdered form, it is used in glues, plastics and toothpastes.Quite remarkably, this versatile material, marble, has also been found to be grounding and helps those who have trouble finding clarity and focus. Marble is a natural stone that is extracted from the earth in tough conditions, using a variety of equipment that runs on compressed air. This glossy, durable stone has been used as a building material since the time of ancient Greece and Egypt. Today, there are countless pieces of art, sculptures and edifices in marble from ancient Europe, Africa and Asia, to modern-day buildings around the world. From limestone to marble The term ‘marble’ is derived from the Latin word ‘marmor’ which has its roots in the Greek word ‘marmaros,’ meaning a shining stone. Marble is capable of taking high polishbecause it contains crystalline rock predominantly made of calcite or dolomite, which in turn are metamorphosed from limestone. Limestone is produced by the sedimentation of shells of small fossilized snails, shellfish and coral over millions of years. Exposed to tremendous heat and pressure beneath the earth’s sur-

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face, limestone crystallises and becomes denser to form a metamorphic rock called marble. The impurities give marble its various colours and designs. Pure marble is snow white, with more than 99 per cent calcite with a grain structure that imparts a smooth texture, a homogeneous look and a luminous surface. Limestone, known chemically as calcium carbonate,is found near the edges of the earth’s tectonic plates.It is subjected to high pressure and temperature during plate movement and subduction. Under these extreme conditions, calcite and other minerals within the stone begin a metamorphic transformation. Fossils and other organic debris trapped in the limestone disintegrate at the molecular level and reconstitute into small crystals of calcite. The calcite crystals expand and as they grow in size, they interlock to form a stable rock matrix that binds the marble together. Another type of marble, called ‘dolomite marble,’ forms when the mineral dolostone is exposed to extreme temperatures and pressures from molten subterranean rocks called magma, and undergo a similar metamorphosis. This takes place over eons and far from a plate boundary. This process is similar to the formation of limestoneor calcite marble, but often oc-

curs close to hot granitic intrusions. Since these extreme conditions prevailed more during the early days of earth’s formation, marble is usually found around the oldest part of the earth’s crust. That includes places around the world namely the US, Greece, Spain, Turkey, Italy and India. In India,economically viable deposits of marble are found in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, Telangana, Jammuand Kashmir, and Madhya Pradesh. Rajasthan has the best resources of fine quality marble; around 70 percent of the deposits in India are spread across 20 districts of the state— Udaipur, Makrana, Alwar and Jaisalmer being chief among them. Marble is found in various colours and shades.Recent estimates put total national resources of marble at around 2,300 million tonnes. Marble mining processes Mining of marble, or for that matter any dimension stone like granite or limestone, is different from conventional mining practices. While in conventional mining, mined minerals are obtained in small-sized debris, in marble and granite mining, large-sized intact blocks are extracted from quarries. The process begins with exploration and identification of a quarry site with sufficiently large depos-


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its, followed by extraction of stone blocks from the quarry. Manual operations are viable in sites with small deposits,but semi-mechanisedmeansare employed in larger ones. The various stages involved in this operation are as follows: • Removal of top soil and debris from the quarry site:Carried out using heavy earth-moving machineries. In some cases, the weathered zone is loosened using jackhammers and carted away. If the overburden is deep and hard, then explosives are charged into drilled holes and blasted under controlled conditions. The blasted debris is transported to designated waste yards using heavy earth-moving machinery. • Marking out a block for front cut:On removal of the overburden, the marble underneath is exposed. Based on the topography and further development of the quarry, a suitably located block is marked out for removal, making sure it has minimum fracture patterns or fault lines in order to ensure recovery of a large sized block. • Drilling vertical and horizontal holes:Using diesel or pneumatic drilling machines called slim drill or line drill, three holes are drilled perpendicular to each other.One vertical hole is drilled from the top down at the back of the marked block and twohorizontal holes drilled at the bottom, one from the front and the other from the side.All three holes meet at the far inner corner. Highly skilled workers manually match the holes, occasionally with laser techniques for higher precision.A specially designed wagon drilling machine or hydraulically operated crawler drills spin the carbide-tipped drill bits and impart air hammering.These machines are capable of drilling holes of upto five inches in diameter to depths of 120 feet or more. • Cutting the block: One end of adiamond-edged wire-cutting saw in

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the form of a long wire carrying diamond-reinforcedbeadsis threaded through the vertical hole and extracted through one of the horizontal holes using a long flexible wire retractor. The wire saw is now pooled through the driving wheel of a pneumatic wire-cutting machine stationed on the ground and the two ends of the wire saw are joined together, forming a closed loop. Once the machine is turned on, the wheel rotates and pulls the wire saw through both the vertical holes and one of the horizontal holes, travelling at speeds of 24 metres per second. This cuts the block from the back and bottomsimultaneously,and advances towards the front. A tensioning arrangement moves the machine on its rails at a speed proportional to the cutting rate that keeps the required tension on the wire saw. Next, the block is cut through the vertical and the other horizontal hole. The same procedure is repeated to cut the block at the bottom plane through the two horizontal holes, thus creating cuts on the back, side and bottom. A wire saw cuts through a block at the rate of more than a metre an hour. Debris and waste boulders are transported to dumping yards and auctioned periodically. • Separating the cut block from the rock face:A metal or rubber bag is inserted at the crevice on top between the cut block and the rock face.Fed with compressed air, the bag expands, pushes the block away from the rock faceand creates a gap. This is called an air pillow, or if water under pressure is injected into the bag, it is called a hydro bag. An excavator machine nudges the block away from the top, tilting it until it topples onto a mound of rubble positioned below. The block breaks into smaller segments on impact. These are then lifted either by a forklift or a boom lift, and placed on a haul truck that takes it to the storage area. This operation is called front cut or creating a gully.

The above process results in some wastage. The size of the blocks recovered is small and not free from defects. To overcome this, smaller blocks can be marked out,cut to the exact size required and individually lifted and removed without breakage. The separated segments or blocks are sold by weight.The blocks are slicedinto slabs of about an inch or so thick in a factory using gang saws,and then polished to a sheen. Granite quarrying involves the same steps and procedures. Pneumatically operated polishing machines with diamond abrasives impart a mirror finish to both marble and granite slabs. To make sized tiles, the slabs are trimmed and cut to size, then buffed and chamfered using different types of machines. Rajasthan produces around 1,000 million square feet of marble slabs per annum. Compressed air is used at different stages in this operation to run a variety of equipment as a motive force to run air-operated motors in drilling machines, wire saw cutting machines and jackhammers, and in air bags to nudge outmassive blocks. With a wide range of rugged air compressors to suit every need, ELGi plays a major role in this field. Close to 1,000 ELGi trolley compressors have been powering this industry for the past 20 years. Diesel powered models like the PG 300-100, PG 300-105 and PG 400-100, and electric models like the PG22e-7 to PG45e-8 and PG75e-9.5series have been winning accolades in this tough, hugely demanding environment.

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Pulsed MIG/MAG welding and its advantages over conventional MIG/MAG processes

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ulsed MIG/MAG welding is a variant of the conventional MIG/ MAG welding process in which the current is pulsed. Pulsing was introduced originally for control of metal transfer at low mean current levels by imposing short duration high current pulses. The cycle consists of applying the repeated pulse current over a constant background current: Modern welding sets permit the use of a wide range of pulse amplitudes, durations and waveforms at frequencies from a few Hertz to a few hundred Hertz. Pulse amplitude and duration are best combined to melt and detach a single droplet of the same/slightly smaller diameter as the electrode wire. Selection of pulse parameters for a given wire feed speed is a complex operation. Pulse height and duration are a function of wire composition, diameter and to a lesser extent, shielding gas composition. This has lead to the advent of Synergic welding sets. Synergic MIG/ MAG (GMAW) welding is a variant of pulsed MIG/MAG welding. A synergic welding set provides unit current pulses to detach identical molten droplets of predetermined volume from the electrode wire, combined with the other parametric relationships necessary for stable wire burn off. Unit pulses are unique to a given material and wire diameter and their

details are programmed into a synergic welding set. Modern sets contain a variety of consumable and wire diameter combinations, including programmes for flux and metal-cored consumables.

is adjusted in relation to the wire feed. It is now possible to buy a ‘synergic wire feeder’ which performs this function in conjunction with a standard rectifier power source.

The three essential characteristics of synergic operation are: • Pulse parameters are selected automatically. • Pulse frequency or duration is directly related to wire feed rate. • Electronic control of parameters ensures uniform penetration and weld bead profile.

Advantages provided by pulsing machines include: 1) Wire and gas savings: Pulsed MIG machines offer a wider operating range because they extend the low and high range of each wire diameter. For instance, before the operator would have to stock .035”, .045” and .052” wire diameters for varying applications, but with Pulsed MIG, .045” can be extended on the low end and top end range so that it can be used for a variety of applications. What this means is that rather than having two or three different sized wires, an operator would only require one. Having one wire type minimizes inventory costs and reduces changeover times. The same is true with shielding gas – one gas can reach both the low and high ranges of the application. In addition, the different types of spare parts (gun, gun tips, liners, etc.) are decreased for additional cost savings.

In practical terms, this allows an operator to pre-select wire material and diameter once for any welding operation, then adjust the one control that governs wire feed rate. The ‘one knob’ operation synonymous with this type of power source is the principal advantage of such a system compared to conventional non-synergic sets, which require that the pulse parameters (pulse frequency, peak/background current etc.) be individually set for a given wire feed speed. Thus synergic welding sets offer the advantages associated with pulsed MIG/MAG welding, combined with a ‘welder friendly’ control system. Synergic control is also used in conventional MIG/MAG, in which the voltage

2) Spatter and fume reduction: Compared to Conventional MIG, Pulsing offers reduced spatter and fume. Reduction in spatter translates into significant cost savings because more of the melted wire is applied to the weld joint, not as surface spatter on the product and surrounding fixtures. This also means less clean-up time. A reduction in the welding fumes creates a safer and healthier environment for the entire plant or shop. 3) Heat reduction: Pulsing offers controlled heat input leading to less distortion and improved overall quality and appearance which means fewer production problems. This is especially important with stainless, nickel and other alloys that are sensitive to heat input.

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4) Improved productivity Pulsed MIG offers high deposition rates. In addition, since the new machines are simpler and adaptive, it is easier to weld with pulsed MIG than other transfer methods, less time is spent training. 5) Better quality: All these advantages of Pulsed MIG outlined above result in overall better quality of the finished and a more stable arc. In addition, operators are receiving a better quality working environment since they are not dealing with fume, spatter & extra clean-up or grinding time. One more benefit is that synergic power sources allow for these high quality welds to be achieved by those with relatively less training. Pulsed MIG Compared to Other Transfer Methods Short Circuit: In short circuit, the wire touches the work piece and shorts to itself. This is the coldest form of welding that still offers good fusion. Short circuit allows operators to weld on both thick and thin material in all positions. It also has the benefit of a small, quickly solidifying puddle. Its disadvantages include limited wire feed speed, and deposition rates. There is also a danger of “cold lapping” on thicker metals. This is where there is not enough energy in the puddle to fuse properly. Short circuit also produces an increased amount of spatter over the other transfer methods. Globular : The globular transfer mode is basically uncontrolled short circuit. It is characterized by a large volume of weld metal coming off the electrode. These large droplets are pinched at the arc and drop into the puddle. This method of transfer produces a tremendous amount of spatter as well as high heat input. Also, globular is limited to flat and horizontal fillet welds. Less fusion is often common because the spatter disrupts the weld puddle. Also, because globular transfer uses more wire, it is generally considered

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less efficient. On the positive side, globular transfer runs at high wire feed speeds and amperages for good penetration on thick metals. Also, it can be used with inexpensive, CO2 shielding gas. It is used mainly when appearance is not an issue. Spray Arc: Spray arc propels small molten droplet of the electrode to the work. It is a pure CV process that must produce enough current to send a constant stream of metal off the electrode. Its advantages include high deposition rates, good penetration, strong fusion, good weld appearance with little spatter. Its disadvantages include high heat input, a limited range of welding positions and proneness to burn-through on thin materials. Customization of the Waveform To take the pulsed MIG process a step further, complete customization of the welding waveform can be done through state-of-the-art Waveform Control Technology. This technology allows the power source to be finely tailored to the wire and process. The power source rapidly adjusts the pulse waveform for superior welding performance. It does this by providing a fast or slow front edge on the pulse to transfer the droplet at the proper rate, the back edge then falls at a controlled rate to add the heat needed to wet the droplet to the puddle. With Waveform Control Technology®, built-in templates are set up in the power source for standard usage on a variety of materials. Variables such as ramp rate, peak time, tail out, and step off, among others are controlled in a precise manner so that when there is a change in the process set-up, there is a corresponding change in waveform configuration. Equipment Selection : Pulsed MIG welding has evolved quite a bit since it was first

introduced to the marketplace. In the 1980s, it was a highly complex process that could only be performed by the most skilled welders. That was because the operator would have to know exactly how to set the machine for the correct wire feed speed to perform this type of welding. Today, this is all done for him or her as part of the synergic control. When the operator adjusts wire feed speed, the synergic operation adjusts the wave-shape and frequency automatically. The synergic operation of the machine makes it easy to use, even for the beginning welder, with a single knob that controls all operations. In addition, its sophisticated internal electronics are even “adaptive” to adjust for variations in stick-out, gap or the torch angle. Ador welding has introduced the latest generation pulsed mig equipment Salient features • Synergic function for automatic selection of welding parameters with respect to Job thickness • Joint Geometry • Wire feeder with remote parameter setting facility • Pulse MIG Power Source • Water Cooled MIG Torch • Water Cooling Unit Conclusion : Cost savings, better quality, improved productivity and easier operation…all these factors make Pulsed MIG an option that should not be overlooked. Although the high price tag may scare you, carefully weigh the initial investment with the benefits that will be derived over the long term. Take advantage of the new technological advantages provided by Pulsed MIG – one machine to handle virtually any application, flawlessly. (Courtesy: Ador Welding Ltd.).


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HEIDENHAIN Encoders for industrial robots

Significant accuracy improvement at the tool center point Speed, power and durability are key characteristics of industrial robots. These robots are typically used in applications such as welding or in lifting heavy components for vehicle assembly. Yet despite advanced calibration methods, the position accuracy of industrial robots has been inadequate for certain tasks. This is now changing thanks in part to highly accurate, output-side encoders from HEIDENHAIN and AMO.

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he main driver behind this development has been the aerospace industry because it must perform highly accurate machining operations on very large components. Machine tools would achieve the required level of accuracy with ease but are either too inflexible or too expensive as special-purpose machines for the job sites and working spaces involved. A robot, however, can easily reach any position on a very large component, such as the fuselage of an aircraft, and can perform tasks on it such as drilling and milling. Accuracy is impaired by many factors For these kinds of applications, however, the tool center point (i.e., the tool at the end of the robot’s arm) must be positioned and guided with sufficient accuracy. This is where the classic industrial robot runs up against its limits. Deviations result from a variety of factors: • In order to achieve the desired level of maneuverability, robots with serial kinematics are required, such as articulated robots with six axes. • Each one of these axes is driven by a servo motor with a gear train. Zero position error, backlash, and joint elasticities are the main sources of inaccuracy. • Applied forces and dynamic effects during the machining process affect the rigidity of the robot’s mechanics and negatively influence the absolute position accuracy.

Thanks to advanced calibration methods, it is already possible to move a tool center point to a certain position repeatedly to within several hundredths of a millimeter. Depending on the manufacturer, the repeatability of articulated robots as per

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ISO 9283 is ±0.1 mm or better. However, when compared with repeatability, the absolute position accuracy that can be achieved within the robot’s coordinate system is worse by a factor of ten. Depending on their design, maximum range, and maximum load capacity, articulated robots currently achieve an absolute position accuracy of ±1 mm. This is insufficient for meeting the accuracy requirements of industries such as the aerospace sector. Yet robot manufacturers have been responding to this problem. Step 1: highly dynamic motor control Classic rotary encoders continue to provide the servo motor feedback at the robot’s axes. Because servo motors require high control dynamics, the robust inductive rotary encoders from HEIDENHAIN, such as those of the ECI 1100 and 1300 series, or multiturn models of the EQI 110 and 1300 series, are ideal for this type of application. These encoders deliver high control quality and system accuracy, and they are resistant to strong vibrations. Since these encoders feature a purely serial EnDat interface, even applications

exposed to strong electromagnetic interference do not impair data transfer quality or safety. These inductive rotary encoders support safety integrity level SIL 2, category 3 PL d. They can even attain SIL 3, or category 4 PL e, if additional measures are taken on the control. These encoders also provided the added safety advantage of mechanical fault exclusion against the loosening of the shaft and stator connection. With this safety package, these inductive rotary encoders can also be used in systems designed for human-robot collaboration. Step 2: secondary encoders for highly accurate position measurement Robotics manufacturers can significantly improve the absolute position accuracy of their robots by using additional, high-accuracy angle encoders or rotary encoders at every robot axis. These so-called secondary encoders, which are mounted after each gear train, capture the actual position of every robot joint. This allows the encoders to account for zero position error and backlash. The retroactive forces on each axis resulting from the machin-

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Table 1: Comparison of the most important specifications for typical secondary encoders ECA 4000

Figure 2: Improvement of the absolute position accuracy through the use of socalled secondary encoders on every axis ing task are measured as well. All of this results in a 70 to 80 percent improvement of the absolute position accuracy at the tool center point. Modular angle encoders, such as the HEIDENHAIN ECA 4000 with optical scanning, the HEIDENHAIN ECI 4000 rotary encoder with inductive scanning, and the AMO WMR angle encoder, are well-suited for these applications. Thanks to their modular design with a scale drum or scale tape and a separate scanning unit, these encoders are well suited for large hollow-shaft diameters and for the challenging installation requirements often encountered in robots due to space constraints. The signal quality of these secondary encoders is considerably better than that of the rotary encoders on the servo motor, meaning that the returned position values are significantly more

Figure 3: High-accuracy HEIDENHAIN and AMO encoders for absolute position measurement on robots

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accurate—even for highly dynamic movements. Step 3: accurate position measurement for movable robots In order to reach all of the machining positions on very large or long components, such as an aircraft fuselage or for manufacturing large composite fiber components, robots can be moved along the length of the component on linear axes. For the highly accurate positioning of robots with a linear drive, enclosed linear encoders from HEIDENHAIN are available in lengths of up to 30 m. Position measurement from a linear encoder compensates for thermal errors and other factors that influence the feed mechanisms.

Figure 4 : HEIDENHAIN linear encoders

These factors cannot be captured by means of conventional position detection methods based on the pitch of the recirculating ball screw and the angular position of the rotary encoder on the motor. Conclusion: highly-accurate position measurement improves accuracy at the tool center point The use of secondary encoders on all of a robot’s axes, as well as the use of linear encoders for positioning the robot relative to the workpiece, enables a level of accuracy at the tool center point that allows appropriately equipped industrial robots to perform positionally accurate machining and handling tasks on components. Angle and linear encoders from HEIDENHAIN and AMO offer not only the required system accuracy but also the necessary flexibility for installation in complex and compact robot mechanisms. The suitability of these encoders for safety-related applications also makes it possible to implement human-robot collaboration systems.

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Already on the way to the customer the day the order is received Construction work at HARTING “European Distribution Center” (EDC) logistics centre progressing rapidly / All European customers supplied / Energy from geothermal heat

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onstruction work is progressing briskly on the largest single investment in HARTING’s history, the HARTING “European Distribution Center (EDC)” logistics centre. “The construction companies involved are working meticulously together. At the moment, we‘re a good two weeks ahead of our original schedule,” says Achim Meyer, Managing Director of HARTING Logistics, who is spearheading the €40 million project. With the new distribution centre, HARTING is pursuing the clear goal of further improving delivery performance and creating a foundation to increase company growth. “Once everything is up and running, goods should leave our distribution centre in the direction of our European customers the same day an order is placed,” says Meyer.

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Construction work is progressing briskly on the largest single investment in HARTING’s history, the HARTING “European Distribution Center” (EDC) logistics centre. Meyer, along with Sven Düker, Project Manager Construction in the Facility Management area at HARTING, recently showed the construction progress at MarieHarting-Straße 1 in Espelkamp to a group of international and German trade journalists. Over the past few days, the steelwork for the 6,900-station pallet warehouse and the two pickers and shuttle consolidation buffers has been completed. At the same time, work is being carried out on construction of the 120,000-station automated small parts warehouse and the picking and packing stations, which were initially designed in advance with ergonomics specialists in the field of occupational health and safety as part of cardboard engineering. “The dynamic warehouse areas and the highly automated order picking are the two hearts of the

new EDC. They set the tempo for the entire logistics process,” explains Meyer. Picking and packing 20,000 customer order items daily The high-bay warehouse provides space for 6,900 pallets and around 120,000 storage containers in an area of 4,500 square meters and is operated in fully automated, paperless fashion. The bulk of material movements between the halls takes place via driverless transport systems. The picking area covers approximately 6,500 square meters. In the future, some 20,000 customer order items will be picked and packed individually here in accordance with customer requirements. 10,000 parcels on up to 110 trucks and vans will leave the European Distribution Center (EDC) as “safe air


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freight” or by sea and land to provide customers with HARTING products in the shortest possible time. By the time construction commenced, Meyer had visited numerous logistics centres at other companies and examined their goods handling from different perspectives in each instance. “Sometimes we looked at how digitisation supports logistics processes. At the next company, how the trucks are loaded and unloaded. For other logistics centres, we focused more on the structural conditions. We always did so with the aim of optimally supporting the processes with the best degree of automation and the best environment,” he continues. HARTING is also focusing on digitisation at the EDC. “The goods pass completely paperless through the distribution centre via barcode and RFID. To ensure that this can be done with the least amount of resources, energy and machine data are recorded with the HARTING MICA®, analysed and used to control processes and for preventive maintenance. This enable us to achieve minimum downtimes,” says Meyer. Energy comes from geothermal heat Environmental aspects were also taken into account during planning. Geothermal energy is used in the EDC. Some 36 holes were drilled for the geothermal facility, with each hole drilled to a depth of 150 meters. The future administrative area

Achim Meyer (left), Managing Director of HARTING Logistics, Sven Düker, Project Manager Construction in the Facility Management area at HARTING, explained the construction progress at the EDC at Marie-Harting-Straße 1 in Espelkamp. will be open, a move which is intended to promote communication among employees. “Processes run optimally when the employees communicate,” Meyer knows from many years of experience. About HARTING: HARTING Technology Group is one of the world’s leading providers of industrial connection technology for the three lifelines of Data, Signal and Power and has 13 production plants and branches in 43 countries. In addition, the company also produces retail checkout systems, electromagnetic

actuators for automotive and industrial series use, charging technology and cabling for electric vehicles, as well as hardware and software for customers and applications in automation technology, robotics and transportation engineering. In the 2016/17 business year, some 4600 employees generated sales of EUR 672 million.

A group of German and international trade journalist visited the EDC.

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For more information Web:www.HARTING.in


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NEPTUNE â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Forefront in Advancements of Power Factor, Harmonic Filtration and Energy Management technologies and solutions

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ny Industry or Commercial building running on Utility Electrical connection, Power factor is a major consideration. This is due to many aspects like power losses, peak KVA demand, Voltage drop, releasing transformer and conductor capacity etc. Some of these aspects have major impact on value of electric utility billing. More so as many utility distribution companies are charging in KVAH (apparent energy) instead of old method of KWH (Active energy). One of the most commonly used methods of power factor improvement is the installation of capacitors which provides capacitive VARs. But due diligence has to be adopted for designing of Power factor correction system or method of choosing the type, rating, voltage and location of capacitor banks in modern networks. Beside providing reactive power, these capacitors may interact with remainder of electrical system by forming a resonant circuit that must be avoided. There are certain limitations and guidelines regarding the installation of capacitors that must be followed to prevent capacitor damage or other operational issues in the network due to increase in voltage and current distortion with possibility of unwanted resonance. Electrical system designer while designing the power factor correction system has to take into consideration all important network parameter like fault levels, ratio of linear loads / nonlinear loads, characteristic of loads and its variation frequency etc. to design the suitable system. The topic of harmonics and its negative impacts have created fear in the minds of electrical engineers and consumers. This was due to increase in use of power electronics and Nonlinear loads in modern electrical networks during last few years.

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Most of the electrical consultants were unaware with how to deal with catastrophic consequences of harmonics resulting in design of networks and systems which were incapable of withstanding the impact of harmonics. The result is host of operational issues which has plagued the industries resulting in failures, high operational losses, breakdowns, energy losses just to name a few. The burnt was borned by capacitor manufacturing companies with no fault theirs. They had to deal with capacitor explosions and other operational issues which were blamed on to them. Neptune was the first company in India to recognize this problem of myriad proportions. Neptune is having more than 28 years of vast experience in the field and have a very strong joint venture partner Ducati energia spa, Italy to offer state of art technology. Apart from developing range of modern reactive power and harmonic mitigation solutions we extended our energies in creating awareness among electrical consultants and consumers. The process started way back in year 1995 has borne fruits with advancements in power factor correction schemes and reduced breakdowns. The process involved various pres-

entations, writeups, seminars where we tried to explain where electrical harmonics and currents comes from, where they are expected to flow and how they can be mitigated and controlled. We have also included the explanation of how power factor correction schemes can be implemented in all type of electrical systems, including those infested with high level of harmonic currents. This has helped industries and designers not to dread harmonics and treat it like any other electrical parameter, helping them to design and implement suitable power factor correction and harmonic filtration schemes in their networks. Harmonics and various solutions Harmonics are those frequencies of current or voltage that are integer multiples of the power system frequency of 50 or 60 Hz. In 50 Hz 150 Hz is 3rd harmonic and 250 Hz is 5th harmonic. On the other hand, 75 Hz is no harmonic, since there is no integer by which one can multiply. Harmonics can be easily being understood by measuring through a simple and accurate harmonic analyser. Neptune carries out advanced PQ studies and analysis and collect site data, SLDs, Transformer details, Load details and their characteristics. Calculation are carried out in advanced software for recommending suitable solutions. We are different from many companies in the field


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as our recommendations are based on complete overview of network. Moreover we have in range basic to most advance solution for PF correction and harmonic filtration so as not to patronize on any one type of solution which may not be suitable for all applications. This has led to many successful installations with many satisfied and repeat customers in India and Abroad. Neptune currently offers complete array of PF and harmonic solutions making it only company in India with such a vast and reliable range. Solutions offered by Neptune starts from simple PF compensators upto 2000 KVAr and above, ACTIVCOMP- Thyristor switched Real Time Balanced or Unbalanced detuned PF correction for three phase or single phase loads rated upto 1500 KVAr. Thyristor switched Multiple tuned filter bank circuits for Harmonic mitigation and PF correction upto 1500 KVAr. Wide band Harmonic filters for VFDs upto 1000 KW. Site upgradable IGBT fired Modular Active

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Harmonic filters upto 1000 Amp rating and higher on request. Hybrid system comprising of Thyristor switched Detuned or Tuned filter circuits with modular IGBT fired AHF for more effective and economical harmonic mitigation with reactive power compensation. Latest series of IGBT fired modular SVG (Static Var Generator) upto 1000 KVAr for both leading and lagging PF compensation. SVGs can be used with fixed tuned filter circuits to offer Harmonic mitigation also. Neptune has also very strong Energy Management vertical offering complete monitoring and control solutions for plant networks with artificial intelligence technology. Industry is reaping immense benefits by saving energy cost and timely corrective actions. Apart from advance solutions we offer very vast range of components for switchboard industries like Capacitor banks, Harmonic Block Reactors, Thyristor Switching Modules, PF

Controllers, Energy Analysers, Panel Meters, Insulated Plug and Sockets. The quality and range of products and solutions offered by Neptune is well proven and appreciated by Industry, Switchboard manufacturers and Consultants with lots of repeat orders and business growth year after year. Neptune vision is to be always in forefront of cutting edge technologies in Power Quality and Energy Management for benefits of its customers.

For more information Neptune India Limited www.neptuneindia.com


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ROLLON: Managing robotic handling systems in automated warehouses New perspectives in automation applied to the medical sector, with automated warehouses using technology from Rollon Group.

Linear guides give these rooms a new look. Today, they are far from being static, manually managed archives lacking the speed and efficiency to meet the severe standards that have been applied.The newly designed rooms stand out for their performance levels and functionality because they are controlled centrally by a computer system, which simplifies the operatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; daily work and reduces delivery times while optimizing logistic management. However, if these systems are to work properly, it is necessary to use the right components. For the past forty years, Rollon has studied several solutions to favor quality handling systems in several sectors: medical, aeronautics, industrial machinery, packaging, railways and special vehicles. A particularly significant solution, emblematic due to its ability to resolve critical handling problems in different applications, is what Rollon has perfected to move the robot that picks and places containers of test tubes for blood tests inside a refrigerated warehouse. REQUIREMENTS They needed a smooth, precise translation movement that did not jerk to allow

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the robot to quickly reach and pick up test tubes positioned on different warehouse shelves. Speeds up to 1.5 m/s, and also with stressful cycles, high precision and dynamics (accelerations up to 1.2 m/s2), combined with a load of around 400 kg from the weight of the robot itself and the respective motor. THE PROBLEM The robot would have to move along a network of perpendicular axes, reaching different shelves positioned along the warehouse corridors. But how can we favor the passage from the main corridor to the many perpendicular paths available that result from the arrangement of the shelving without compromising movement quality? In these passages, in fact, the robot must be able to change direction by 90° and adopt a perpendicular trajectory. This is a challenging situation, further complicated by the possible irregularity of the surfaces where the rails are set and the need for them to slide easily to prevent blocks and premature wear of components. It is difficult that this type of handling, with the passage of a robot from one track to a perpendicular track, can be managed


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with common recirculating ball bearing rails, which are very precise but require very precise alignments. At the same time, configuring a sliding system with wheels or bearings set on the rails, which could manage the passage more easily, would not be able to guarantee the necessary stability and precision that the robot needs for placing objects. We needed the right proper solution for handling operations, along with an impeccable configuration for the entire system. THE SOLUTION Rollon decide to use its own Compact Rail products to manage the movements of the robot. These are linear rails with bearings, with the slider that slides inside the rail profile. Rails have hardened and ground raceways, available with different profiles, to absorb possible problems resulting from surface misalignment. The passage from X axis to Y axis was managed by mounting another pair of sliders on the carriage that sustains and moves the robot, and mounting two sections of rails

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positioned perpendicularly to the first set. When the carriage reaches the lateral positions, it unhooks from the main axis and the two additional sliders enter into the perpendicular rails and guide the robot along the Y axis. The size of the bearings in Compact Rail products make it possible to manage the passage of the sliders from the rail sections on the carriage to the perpendicular rail tracks (Y axis) with relative ease. To facilitate their task, in addition to a scrupulous control in the selection and precision of rail profiles, bevels were used to reduce the possibility of criticalities during the passage. T and U profiles were used to solve problems caused by irregularity of surfaces on which rails were mounted. T profiles have shaped raceways that guide the motion of the sliding elements, and U profiles have flat raceways, which allow them to absorb any misalignments without compromising the level of precision. The section of the Compact Rail used by Rollon is 63 mm, which produce optimal performance even with high dynamics and heavy loads.

If needed, for this type of application, Rollon also offers Compact Rail products with certified NFS nickel treatments to guarantee corrosion resistance and prevent dispersion of particles. This type of treatment is quite common in the food and medical industries.

For more information: Rollon India Pvt. Ltd. 1st floor, Regus Gem Business Centre 26/1 Hosur road, Bommanahalli Bangalore 560068, INDIA Tel: +91 80 67027066 Fax: +91 80 67027004 Email: info@rollonindia.in Web: www.rollonindia.in


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REER : Leadership in Safety Sensors

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eeR is now the biggest manufacturer of safety sensors in Italy, and one of the major ones in the world. We are present in the whole industrialized world with an effective and qualified sales network. ReeR offers a full range of light curtains, light barriers, laser scanners, safety controllers and interfaces. The wide selection makes the catalog one of the most complete in the world of safety, thanks to the variety of models and especially to the application features studied according to the various needs of the users.

We actively participate in several National, European and International (IEC) Standard Committees on Machine Safety. In this way, ReeR is always in the forefront about products standard compliance. Today, not to mention the significant regulatory changes relating to the safety of the machines introduced since 2010, the design and construction of the security of a complex piece of machinery depends largely by economic factors and needs for flexibility. Thinking about the current needs ReeR has created the modular safety integrate controller Mosaic. Safety level: SIL3 PL e. Mosaic is a modular, configurable safety controller for protecting machines or plants.

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Mosaic is capable of monitoring several safety sensors and commands including encoder and proximity for safety speed monitoring, concentrating management of these in a single, flexible device. Mosaic comprises a master unit M1, configurable via the MSD (Mosaic Safety Designer) graphic interface – provided with each Master unit at no extra cost – and a maximum of 14 expansion units connectable to M1 via the MSC proprietary bus. The Mosaic system can be equipped with a maximum of 128 inputs,16 OSSD pairs, 16 feedback restart e/o interlock input and 32 signaling outputs. Expansion units are also available to permit connection for diagnostics purposes to the most common industrial Fieldbus systems. Concerning in particular the sensors, we highlight the safety light curtains EOS4 and EOS2 that, with a section of only 28x30 mm, are one of the smallest light curtains on the market (with all integrated safety functions) They can be connected to Mosaic,

safety dedicated interfaces, contactors controlled directly or safety PLCs. All models in the range have been certified for protection degree IP 65 and IP 67 - High resistance to infiltration by dust and liquids in a highly compact light curtain Watertight enclosures allow EOS4 and EOS2 light curtains grids to be used in harsh working environments with exposure to water and steam. The small EOS WTF and WTHF cylindrical enclosure (only 56mm diameter) is IP 69K protection rate tested and can withstand up to 80 bar of water jets pressure at the temperature of 80°C. Thanks to its inert (non-toxic) components, no residuals are left when the light curtains are washed down or when they come directly in contact with food. This makes WTF and WTHF enclosures suitable for the Food & Beverage industry.

The EOS WTF e WTHF light curtains, suitable for the Food & Beverage industry have also been certified by: ECOLAB, passing the material resistance tests, according to the cleaning procedures for food and beverage industry. EOS4 version with ATEX protective housing. Designed to secure operators working in industrial pontentially axplosive atmospheres. ATEX degree of protection (2014/34/EU): Gasses: II 3G Ex nA IIC T6 Gc Dust: II 3D Ex tc IIIC T 60°C Dc

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Fixing bone fractures safely aligned with igus plain bearings iglidur L500 plain bearings ensure lubrication-free bearing in the student project “Smart Drill” at the University of Bremen

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he goal of the student project “Smart Drill” is to fix bone fractures safely. The young team from Bremen Institute of Measurement Technology, Automation and Quality Science (BIMAQ) developed an attachment for a medical drill. During the drilling process, it measures the depth of the hole in order to determine the correct screw. Due to the special demands on the bearing points of the measuring system, such as resistance to chemicals and moisture, as well as a trouble-free mounting at high speeds, the use of the lubrication-free iglidur L500 plain bearings is an optimal solution. For fixing a fracture in osteosynthesis it is often necessary to make screw connections inside the bone. The length of the screw needs to be precise to avoid injuries of the surrounding tissue structure and to ensure sufficient strength. The determination of the bone diameter and depth of the hole can be ascertained in advance only and must be determined during the operation by means of a gauge. This is currently dependent on the operator’s experience and can lead to errors in the selection of the screws. To make this process safer, in a project called the “Smart Drill” a student group from Bremen developed an attachment

for the existing drilling machine that supports the length selection of the screw with measuring values. Lubrication-free igus bearings made of high performance polymers are used at the bearing points of the drive shaft. iglidur L500 convinces with high wear resistance The special requirements of the medical drilling machine were to develop an optimal bearing in different speed and vibration frequency ranges without a negative influence on the system. “The combination of rotary drive and axial vibration requires the use of high-quality plain bearings not only to implement freedom of movement in the axial direction, but also to achieve the most accurate signals possible at high vibration frequencies,” explains Michael Sorg of the Bremen Institute of Measurement Technology, Automation and Quality Science (BIMAQ). To cover all requirements, various igus plain bearings are compared, and iglidur L500 has been selected as the best option. The plain bearing has low friction values and high wear resistance and allows both the rotary and the axial movement. The

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For the bearing of an attachment for a medical drill that measures the depth of the resulting hole during the drilling process, the developers rely on lubricationfree iglidur L500 from igus. (Source: igus GmbH) iglidur L500 is far from its load limit at speeds of up to 900 revolutions per minute. The bearing withstands medical sterilisation at extreme temperatures. Moisture resistance also plays an important role. iglidur L500 absorbs water only to a negligible extent and is lubrication-free. There is thus no risk of contamination of the wound or a premature bearing failure due to washout of the lubricant. Thus, the bearing meets the hygienic requirements of medical technology. The low installation sizes and the very low weight compared to bearings made of metallic materials are also convincing.

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Stop at a dizzying height A permanent lift brings service technology materials almost to the very top of the highest building in the world - the Burj Khalifa in Dubai: the stop is at a height of 611 m. The service lift from Pega’s “Industrial Lift” range is fitted with Schmersal lift switchgear equipment.

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At 828 m Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the highest building in the world.

he Eiffel Tower is 300 m high, Cologne Cathedral 117 m and the Empire State Building 380 m. Burj Khalifa in Dubai towers over them all and at 828 m is the highest building in the world. The other superlatives of the building include the highest number of usable floors (163), the highest viewing platform in the world (555.7 m) and the highest restaurant (122nd floor). The service lift sets more world records, bringing material and personnel to heights greater than 600 m to this day. It was built by the Czech company Pega Hoist, which also supplied numerous temporary super high speed construction lifts for Burj Khalifa. Four Pega double lifts did the basic work in transporting personnel and material for the first 400 m during construction. Lifts with speed regulated drives were used for this purpose, permitting speeds of up to 100 m/min at full load. A number of additional smaller Pega construction lifts were implemented several times as construction progressed.

Sturdy switchgear These temporary construction lift types were dismantled after the Burj Khalifa had been completed. But a permanent Pega service lift, whose stop is 611 m high, is still in operation. Here Pega installed a series IL 1012 industrial rackand-pinion lift. This upper lift station provides personnel with access to the technical section of Burj Khalifa above it. The machine cabin with the drive unit moves constantly with the lift roof: it is installed outside merely under glass and as a result is exposed to extreme conditions and the tower’s own movement, which in strong winds sways up to 1.5 m. Position switches and door locks Like the construction lifts, Pega’s permanent

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The upper lift station is exposed to extreme conditions and provides access to the technical sector.

Schmersal AV20 switchgear is responsible for locking the doors of the permanent lift at a height of over 600 m.

lift is driven precisely and efficiently by speed variable drives. A programmable control creates the condition for standard compatible adjustment to individual deployment conditions. All Pega lift series are fitted serially with Schmersal lift switchgear. As system provider Schmersal has a complete range of lift switchgear in its portfolio. In lift type IL 1012 Schmersal series TVH335 position switches with safety function take care of upper and lower operational shutdown. It was developed for reliable use in a rough environment, as the sturdy metal housing suggests. Thanks to the wide range of operating elements that can deployed 4 x 90°, they can be adjusted flexibly to any application. Schmersal AV20 switchgear is responsible for locking the doors of the permanent lift at a height of over 600 m. Its special characteristic is the magnetic mode of operation for preventing accidental opening, which guarantees a high degree of safety and ensures the functionality of the door lock even given wide door leaf tolerances. The wide operating range of the magnets permits

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fast, easy installation and permanent, adjustment-free use. In addition, in the IL series – and as a result also in Burj Khalifa – series 236 position switches with safety function are used in the clamp brake. A TZ 422 switchgear device monitors the upper and lower emergency stop function of the car. The permanent lift and Schmersal lift switchgear have been in use in Burj Khalifa for eight years – and have proven their worth under demanding conditions. The climate alternates between great heat by day and cool nights. The humidity is high and due to the proximity to the coast, the salty

air is also highly corrosive. This is not just a great challenge for steel structures, but also for all electrical and control components.

For more information Web: www.schmersal.in


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The MEGADYNE GROUP accelerates its growth on international markets and consolidates its leadership with the acquisition of AVE, MEGABELT and BANDAS CIMEXSA

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egadyne, an Italian company founded in 1957, world leader in the development, production and distribution of rubber and polyurethane transmission belts, matched components, complete belt systems and other complementary products, in 2017 further strengthened its growth on international markets through the acquisition of some important players in the field of power transmission and material handling in industrial processes. In particular, in the month of December, three important entrepreneurial companies joined the Megadyne group: • AVE active in Spain since 1953, specialized in the development and

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production of chains, and belts, With headquarters and in Barcelona, AVE realizes products for applications in industrial sectors (such as packaging, cosmetics).

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• MEGABELT leader in the distribution of transmission belts and conveyor belts in the Israeli market. • BANDAS CIMEXSA since 1955 distributor of power transmission systems in the Colombian country. The new acquisitions in Spain, Israel and Colombia are added to the one completed in July 2017 which involved SACIF, an


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Italian company leader in the production and marketing of special conveyor belts and toothed belts, used in the industrial automation sector. This extension of the corporate structure has provided Megadyne with a further competitive advantage, determined by the expansion of the production range and the geographical areas of reference, ensuring the possibility of successfully presenting itself in new markets.

For more information Megadyne Group Web: www.megadynegroup.com

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Protecting Revenue with Right Electric Meter Security Seals

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afcon Seals Private Limited, a Kolkata based ISO 9001:2015 certified security seal company, offers a wide range of innovative patented security seals for energy meters, meter boxes, Meter terminal covers, CT-PT and transformers etc to provide highest level of protection and prevention of meter tampering and power theft. Safcon is a professional manufacturer of tamper evident security seals in India and exports their quality products worldwide. With their over two decades experience in developing, manufacturing and supplying electric meter seals to domestic and international utilities, they have established themselves as Meter Security Seals experts in the country. Safcon is the first manufacturers of Polycarbonate security seals and their patented Metgrip Polycarbonate security seal is most popular meter security seal and most of the specifications of meter security seal of electricity distribution companies are derived from it. Safcon’s three varieties of seals - (a) Metgrip Polycarbonate Security Seals; (b) Meter Sentry Cable Security Seals and (c) Securelab Tamper Resistant Security Label Seals (popularly known as Paper Seals or sticker seals) - have combined to design a system that provides ultra-high security to all energy meters. Metgrip Polycarbonate Security Seal is a low cost combination of high strength transparent, polycarbonate body and non-corrosive non-magnetic pull-resistant stainless steel sealing wire that offers great strength and security, tool-less application and transparent tamper indicative locking mechanism. Metgrip Polycarbonate Security

Seal is especially developed for Electric Meters, Meter Box applications. The Metgrip Polycarbonate seal is designed for single use and cannot be accidentally opened. Cutting pliers required to cut the sealing wire for removal. Its transparent body gives a complete visualization of its sealing mechanism. This mechanism is the most critical part of the seal, since most of tampering occurs at this part. Moreover, if the body is transparent, the sign of internal tampering will be easily detected. Each seal is provided with hi-relief embossed customer’s logo and non-repeat highly visible seven digit unique highly visible serial numbering. Hence even Company’s own employees cannot replace these seals even if they so desire. The seals are provided with hi-relief embossed inmoulding utility’s logo to resist duplication of security seal. The serial numbering is thermo engraved which is deeply penetrated into seal body and cannot be manipulated for malpractice. Metgrip Seal is a patented seal and cannot be copied by other manufacturers. The high tech manufacturing process of this seal prevents its reproduction by illegal plant of low technical standards and thus reduces the chance of duplicate seal by counterfeiter. Every aspect of the design of the security

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seal is based on Safcon’s years of experience in the field. Any attempt of tampering provides clear evidence of tampering.

using them correctly can take a lot of work. You can’t mindlessly slap seals on a meter and expect them to magically solve all your theft and tampering problems.

Meter Sentry Cable Security Seal is a patented barrier Security Seal to secure utility meters, for HT/LT connections, transformers; meter boxes etc for

protecting them from tampering and prevent power theft. The security seal is highly reliable and easy to lock. Each seal is supplied with a locking key. Just insert cable end through cross-drilled hole and tighten the locking key until locking key handle breaks. Once locked it is a keyless lock and can be opened only by cutting the cable. They are impossible to tamper as the seal withstand 800 degree Fahrenheit temperature and there is no way to open the seal with the use of any chemical, petrol etc. Cable cutter required for removal. The body is made of aluminum alloy and the stainless steel cable is used for sealing wire purpose. The cable seal is provided with customer logo, unique consecutive seven digit serial number, barcode and hidden security mark. The all metal security seal withstand 800 degree Fahrenheit and thus impossible to open by excessive heat or boiling water. The shear-off locking mechanism is foolproof. Securelab Tamper Resistant Security Label Seals inform the public of the safety risks and legal implications of tampering with electric meters and utility apparatus, plus provide an auxiliary seal. Use of the “right

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material” ensures over 10-year life, wide temperature extremes and exposure to UV light. The security seal is imprinted with the utility’s logo and a warning message in any language. Each Security Labels is serialized for unique identification. The tamper evident label seals provide an indication of tampering when removal is attempted. The Security Seal is provided with invisible unique security marks readable by special handheld detector devices for authentication and to make out duplicate seals. We contacted Rajesh Kumar Banka, Director, Safcon Seals Private Limited for his opinion on the role of meter seals to prevent power theft and here are few excerpts of our brief discussions: A sealing programme is the first line of defence to energy meter protection, since it is a simple indication at the meter that something is wrong. The effectiveness of security seals is strongly dependent on the proper protocols for using them. These protocols are the official and unofficial procedures used for seal procurement, storage, record keeping, installation, inspection, removal, disposal, reporting, interpreting findings and training. A well researched designed easy to install meter security seals with a good protocol in place can provide an excellent security to utility meters for provide revenue protection. The good news about security seals is that - if used correctly - they are very effective for revenue protection. The bad news is that

The success of meter protection and power theft control largely depends on • Selection of right security seal • Selection of reliable professional manufacturer • Procurement procedures • Safeguarding of specifications • Storage and issuing • Correct application & disposal • Inspection protocol • Motivation • Auditing techniques

These are individual links of a chain and if any one link is weak, desired or expected results cannot be achieved. One important question I always come across is how to identify fake seals and prevent use of fake seals. The answer to this question is very simple. If each aspect of the sealing system is in place and taken care of, there will not be any place for fake seals. Individuality and integrity is most important aspect in selection of a meter security seals. Identical seals manufactured by more than one company must be avoided. All reputed, reliable and trusted manufacturers offer their own standard, time tested, patented security seals with necessary customization to meet individual requirements whereas non-professionals manufacturers can offer you similar looking seals or you give them sample they are ready to offer you similar security seals. Unfortunately, of late it is observed that few of the Electric distribution companies have started demanding offers for identical meter seals from all tenderers with same design, shape, size and giving birth to a critical problem which will not only kill their own sealing system but will have disastrous affect on other electric utilities of the country in future. For example, if you are getting offers and samples of identical


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seals from six different manufacturers and out of them, order is being placed to one or two vendors. The rest four or five manufacturers who have invested to develop samples to participate in the tender, few of which may be morally or financially weak, to recover their investment back or even to earn money, they may sell their meter seals to counterfeiters at higher price. Such electric utilities are encouraging development of fake seals in the system. Never encourage a vendor to reproduce another vendor’s security seal as this will result in collapse of your sealing system soon. A long-term view is very important in selecting vendor and security seal design. Electric utilities all over the world never specify the size, shape in their specification. They give full weightage to the professional manufacturers, patented locking mechanism and only specify their specific customization requirements. In selecting a reliable security seals, the locking mechanism is important and not the thickness or size of seal or diameter of sealing wire that is usually played in most specification. Even some time impossible features are incorporated in the specification like features of a paper seals in polycarbonate seals or vice versa. This results into delay and finally acceptance of a poorly crafted seal as the arrival is close to the deadline. The system uses it, to meet the crisis, as

statutory requirement. Each patented seal is designed with many aspects of tamper evidence and when one start playing with the design and dimension of patented seal; one loses the reliability of the seal which is developed after years of research and experience of the manufacturers. An easy to understand seal is more effective than a complicated seal that even the utility employees fail to understand. Another important point is that meter security seals must be procured by the Electric Utilities directly from reliable and reputed security seal manufacturers. Nowa-days, for ease and convenience, many a times, seals are procured from meter manufacturers’ alongwith the electric meters. When there is a packaged order of meter seals with electric meters, you might find a fake report of shortage of meter seals. In this situation, to fulfill the order requirements, the meter manufacturer might resupply you with the seals of the same serial numbers reported missing. Now the counterfeiters are having access to original meter seals with same serial number which enable them to tamper the meters and reseal the meter with original seal and it becomes impossible to trace the tampering. Thus the revenue loss is to electric utilities and this experience sets their minds that no meter seal is effective to protect the meters. Even to the meter installing contractors, meter

seals must be provided by the electric utilities to keep authenticity and integrity of the company’s official meter seals. A hologram seal as popularly used on meter seal is not a proper tamper evident security seal in itself. Often the electric meters are installed in difficult to reach and poorly lit places, making it impossible to differentiate between original and fake/duplicate hologram. Being 2-3 dimension designs, it requires sufficient light and tilting space to ensure proper verification. It is almost impossible to differentiate between an original and duplicate hologram when they are pasted on installed meters at consumer site. They are required to be enlarged minimum by 50 times to make out the difference, which is not possible at consumer site. It is often found that the hologram seal is intact but the meter is tampered. Hence the purpose of hologram seal gets defeated. Our experience and technical knowledge at Safcon has led to the development of a unique new range of most reliable security seals which offers a precise solution to many security and protection related problems. By combining the benefits of special materials and security features, together with a clear understanding of a customer’s requirements, Safcon Security Seal technology is unsurpassed.

For more information Email: sales@safcon.co.in www.energymeterseals.com

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Antistatic Silicones: Playing Vital Role in Food and Pharma Industries

Vinay Pandey (B- Tech Rubber Technologist) Ami Polymer Pvt. Ltd.

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ow a days Food and Pharmaceutical industries are facing many issues regarding safe processing operations. Major processing steps involved in drug manufacturing and delivery system are of having dynamic mechanical movements. Dynamic movement of machines generate static electricity charge on the surface of components. Silicone is most widely used polymer in pharma industries for fluid delivery and sealing application. Naturally Silicone rubber is having insulating properties in nature. Developed static electric charges on polymer surface can be reason of fire while contact with flammable processing solvents. Many fire incidents happened in last few years because of this reason. Before understanding antistatic silicone in detail, it is required to know basic about terminologies related to conductivity. Material can be categorized as per its conductivity of electric charge. Silicones and other polymers fall under Insulative category. There are certain additives available in market which imparts conductivity in silicones. Extent of conductivity depends upon concentration of additives in silicone matrix. Though it is very challenging job to develop as these additives may affect the chemical properties of silicone. Like food grade and Pharma grade properties may alter.

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Let understand the case through below example: Consider a fluid DCM is flowing though silicone tubing with peristaltic pump RPM of 300. Over a period of time static electric charge gets developed on inner surface of tubing. Boiling point of DCM is 40°C and it is flammable in nature which can generate fire on exposure of static electricity charge. TYPES OF FOOD AND PHARMA GRADE APPLICATIONS • Silicone Tubing for Solvent Transfer from peristaltic pump • Continuous motion of fluid generates static electricity charge on surface silicone tubing. • Flammable fluid may catch fire due to developed electric charge. • Silicone bellow is used in pharma

industries for power transfer. • Vibratory action results electric charge development on surfaces which is dissipated by antistatic properties of silicone rubber • Silicone/Rubber hoses are used in pharma industries as a part of drug delivery system.

• High floe rate of fluid may generate static electric charge on inner liner. • Antistatic silicone liner prevents charge development on liner surface. • Silicone Sifter sieves as used to filter the

tablet fine powder for effective particle size distribution. • Static electricity charge developed by Vibratory action of machine is compensated by Electrically static dissipative silicone molding. It is matter of challenging job to produce antistatic and static dissipative silicone with achieving below compliances: • FDA 21 CFR 177.2600- Food grade test • USP CLASS VI- Biological reactivity test • ISO 10993 – Biocompatibility test

Polymer industries are developing colored antistatic and static dissipative silicones. Generally black colored Polymer products rarely in demand for pharma industry. It is all about art of compounding to achieve electrical properties with variety of color possible like green, blue, yellow, grey etc. It is expected that within coming years antistatic silicone products will replace the market of general silicone products for dynamic applications.

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urugram-based electric two-wheeler manufacturer plans investment spread over three years in network expansion and new product development. The plans also include development of charging stations in metros near its dealerships by next year. Place: Gurugram Haryana Industry : Automobile Okinawa Autotech â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grisha Shrivastava, Manager (Marketing),

Unit No. 119, Ist Floor, JMD Megapolis, Sector 48, Sohna Road, Gurgaon (122018), Haryana. Tel : 0124-4233197, E-mail: grisha@okinawascooters.com

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electric vehicles. The company is scouting for location in Southern India. Place: Southern India Industry : Automobile Lohia Auto Industries “Saurabh Kumar, Branding Manager, H-193, Sector63, Noida-201301, Uttar Pradesh. T: 0120-4141414, E-mail: info@lohiaauto.com, media@lohiaauto.com, (Ayush Lohia, Chief Executive Officer)”

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lans to extend metro services to satellite towns of Lucknow like Barabanki, Unnao, Rae Bareli and Sitapur. Place: Lucknow Uttar Pradesh Industry : Metro Rail Amit Shrivastav, PRO, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) Administrative Building, Near Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal, Vipin Khand Gomti Nagar, Lucknow - 226010, Uttar Pradesh. T: 0522-2288869, 2304014, Fax : 2304013, prolmrc@gmail.com, G C Agarwal, Director Project)

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MRC, Uttar Pradesh government and Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs are expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 30 km Noida-Greater Metro project in the first week of January Place: Uttar Pradesh Industry : Metro Rail Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) Alok Tandon, Managing Director “S.C Gaur, General Manager (Plan- ning), Block-III, 3rd Floor, Ganga Shopping Complex, Sector-29, Noida 201301, Uttar Pradesh. T: 0120-4344483/84/85 E-mail:nmrcnoida@gmail.com www.nmrc- noida.com,

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lans to strengthen the security parameters of the Chandigarh and Panchkula railway stations. The financial proposal for new CCTV cameras and baggage scanner on the recommendations of the station improvement group (SIG) is already submitted. The proposal also includes a provision for metal detectors on the entry and exit points of both the stations. Place: Panchkula Haryana Industry : Railways Indian Railways “Dinesh Kumar Sharma, DRM, Ambala Rail Vihar Colony, Near Kuldeep Nagar Ambala Cantt Ambala-133001, Haryana. T: 0171-2610800, 2610811, M:9729539000, drm@umb.railnet.gov.in”

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Place: Nationwide Industry : Railways

Indian Railways Om Parkash Chaudhray, CCM “Ved Prakash, Director (Information & Publicity), Rail Bhavan, Raisina Road, New Delhi-110001, Delhi. T: 011-23381224, M: 9810039038, E-mail:dip@rb.railnet.gov.in,

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lans to undertake redevelopment of GPRA colony Kasturba Nagar New Delhi. Place: New Delhi Delhi Industry : Real Estate Central Public Works Department Akhelesh Kumar, EE, RPD-I, Redevelopment Project Zone, CPWD, E-wing, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-110011, Delhi. T: 011- 23060741, deleerpd1.cpwd@gov.in

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lans to assign construction of road over bridge at Kirari Level Crossing No 12-C, Ghebra crossing and Narela Crossing in Rohini Zone. Place: Delhi Industry : Roads/ Highways/ Bridges North Delhi Municipal Corporation A S Yadav, Executive Engineer (Pr.)-1, 2nd Floor, Sub-Zonal Office Building, Sector-17, Rohini, New Delhi-110085, Delhi. T: 011-27573567, E-mail: eeproject.1@gmail.com

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lans to undertake the construction of roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana in the Districts of Chamoli, Dehradun, Pauri, Rudraprayag, Tehri & Uttarkashi for 37 number of Package. The work has not yet started. Place: Dehradun Uttarakhand Industry : Roads/ Highways/ Bridges Uttrakhand Rural Road Development Agency K K Shrivastav, Chief Engineer, First Floor, Directorate of Panchayatiraj, Opp-iT Park, Sahastradhara Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. T: 0135-2608125, urrda@yahoo.com

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he Government of India has sanctioned Rs 1,250 crore for the overall development of inland water transport of Assam. Place: Assam Industry : Water Transport Department of Transport, Govt. of Assam Bharat Bhushan Dev Choudhury, Director, IWT, Ulubari, Guwahati – 781007, Assam. Tel: 0361-2526421, M: 9435061886, E-mail: bdev@yahoo.co.in, diwtassam@gmail.com


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lans to set up a new manufacturing line at its existing facility at Chakan in Pune. Place: Pune Maharashtra Industry : Automobile Volkswagen Group “Sandeep Dingrani, Media Manager, 401 & 402, 4th floor, A&B - Wing, Silver Utopia, Cardinal Gracious Road, Chakala, Andheri (East), Mumbai-400099, Maharashtra. Tel: 022-33137201, E-mail: sandeep.dingrani@volkswagen.co.in he company owns Netmagic, a domestic cloud computing firm in India. The company is adding 5 lakh square feet space by opening two new datacenters as part of the plan, which will take its total space to 11 lakh sq ft. Place: Mumbai Maharashtra Industry : Data Centre NTT Communications Sharad Sanghi, Managing Director & CEO “Prasenjitroy Gupta, Sr Vice President & CMO, Lighthall ‘C’ Wing, Hiranandani Business Park, Saki Vihar Road, Chandivali, Mumbai 400072, Maharashtra. T: 022-40099099, 18001033130, marketing@netmagicsolutions.com, Prasenjit.roy@netmagicsolutions. com he authority is implementing Andheri East–Dahisar East Metro-7 corridor, Dahisar- DN Nagar Metro-2A corridor, and DN Nagar -Mandale Metro-2B corridor in Mumbai. The authority will self finance civil construction cost, while ADB loan will be used for financing laying of railway tracks, systems and coaches. Place: Mumbai Maharashtra Industry : Metro Rail Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) “Tanaji Bhosale, Chief Engineer (Civil), Plot Nos. C-14 & 15, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai-400051, Maharashtra. T: 022-26594154, 26594107,26594000, K. Vijayalakshmi, Chief, Transport & Communications

he development authority is implementing 24.9-km long Thane-Kalyan-Bhiwandi Metro Project. The authority is likely to to fund the project by selling of the flats built on the additional land of the project. Place: Thane Maharashtra Industry : Metro Rail Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) “Kavatkar Dilip, Deputy Metropolitian Comissioner (Admin), Plot Nos. C-14 & 15, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (E), Mumbai-400051, Maharashtra. T: 022-26594149,26594154, 26594107, 26594000”

s part of the Pune metro project, plans to start constructing 59 pillars on the Mutha riverbed along the Deccan side lane of the Vanaz to Ramwadi road. Of the 59 pillars, 20 pillars will be constructed for Metro stations, while the remaining 29 pillars will be constructed for the Metro route.” Place: Pune Maharashtra Industry : Metro Rail Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) Gautam Birhade, Chief Project Manager, 101, The Orion, Opp. Don Bosco Youth Centre, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra. T: 020-26051072, M: 7410004079, gautam.mahametro-pune@gmail.com, mahametro.tenders@gmail.com, www.punemetro-rail.org,

lans to float tenders for construction of eight stations on the Vanaz to Ramwadi Metro corridor. Place: Pune Maharashtra Industry : Metro Rail Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL) Brijesh Dixit, MD “Gautam Birhade, Chief Project Manager, 101, The Orion, Opp. Don Bosco Youth Centre, Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra. T: 020-26051072, M: 7410004079, mahametro.tenders@ gmail.com, Web: www.punemetrorail.org www.engrreview.com | FEBRUARY 2018


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otibagh Workshop plans to manufac- ture 3,000 bio-toilets for railways using Bio-toilet technology developed by DRDO. The workshop aims to double the capacity of the inoculum mixture plant, the chemical that helps to convert the night soil into methane and purifies the water in the bio-tank. Place: Nationwide Industry: Railways Indian Railways “B Saha, Works Manager, Motibagh, Kadbi Chowk, Kamthee Road, Post Bezon Bagh, Nagpur-440004, Maharashtra. T: 0712-2561429, ps_khairkar30@yahoo.co.in,

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lans to widen 850 metre stretch of Maharajbagh bridge. Place: Nagpur Maharashtra Industry : Roads/ Highways/ Bridges Nagpur Municipal Corporation Ashok Kolhatkar, PRO, Mahanagar Palika Marg, Near Vidhan Bhavan, Civil Lines, Nagpur-440001, Maharashtra. Tel : 0712-2567035, E-mail: nmcnagpur@gmail.com

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lans to come up with an Industrial Park in Alipurduar district. The park would be located at Jaigaon in Kalchini block, on the India-Bhutan border. The West Bengal government has given the go ahead. Place: Alipurduar district West Bengal Industry : Industrial Park Government of West Bengal, Department of Industries “S. Kishore, IAS, Principal Secretary, Shilpa Sadan 4 No. Abanindranath Tagore Sarani (Camac Street), Kolkata- 700 016, West Bengal. Tel: 033-22820791, Fax: 033-22820790, E-mail: secci@wb.gov.in

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lans to set up its development centre in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. MOU was signed with the Andhra Pradesh government in this regard. Place: Visakhapatnam Andhra Pradesh Industry : IT/ITes Google X Astro Teller, CEO, San Francisco, 345 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States. Tel: +1 415-736-0000,

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he company plans to invest in expansion projects of new mines, adding 800 mw to the existing 1,200 mw power plant and setting up 500 mw solar power project. Place: Telangana FEBRUARY 2018 | www.engrreview.com

Industry : Mining

Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL) N Sridhar, Chairman and Managing Director “K Guruvaiah, General Manager, (Project Planning), Kothagudem Collieries, Bhadradri Kothagudem Dist-507101, Telangana. T: 08744-242602, -242304, E-mail: hrd_crp@scclmines.com,

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lans to assign the work of upgradation of existing VOC berth III & IV including additional platform - II inside green gate at VOC port. Place: Tuticorin Tamil Nadu Industry : Ports and Shipping V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust S. Natarajan, Deputy Chairman “S.S.P Patil, Chief Engineer, Harbour Branch, Tuticorin-628004, Tamil Nadu. T: 0461-23522522, 2352301, vocportce@ gmail.com, sudalaimanivocpt@gmail. com, ce@vocport.gov.in,

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lans to undertake development of integrated residential project of land in Foreshore Estate Chennai. Place: Chennai Tamil Nadu Industry : Real Estate Tamil Nadu Housing Board G Suresh Kumar, Superintending Engineer, Special Project Circle - II, C-48, Second Avenue, First Floor, Anna Nagar, Chennai - 600040, Tamil Nadu. T: 044-26280020, M: 9566289563


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elgium based company plans foray into the renewable energy space in India as an independent power producer in 2018. The company is looking forward to install 100-150 MW renewable energy projects in India, starting with wind energy assets in Southern India. Place: Southern India Industry : Renewable Energy Colruyt Group “Hari Subramanian, Head India Operations, Building No:21, Mind Space, Raheja IT Park, Hitec City, Madhapur, Hyderabad - 500081, Telangana. T: 040-30438000, F: 30438010, Hari.Subramanian@colruytgroup.com lans to assign the construction of six laning of road connecting to NH-16 at Gajuwaka to Gangavaram Port from km. 0.000 to km. 4.300 and four laning of road connecting Gangavar- am port to beach road from km. 4.300 to km. 11.500 in Visakhapatnam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh on EPC mode (Package -II) under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase I. Place: Visakhapatnam district Andhra Pradesh Industry : Roads/ Highways/ Bridges National Highway Authority of India “A. Srinivas Rao, Project Director, Hanumanthavaka, Visakapatnam-530040, Andhra Pradesh. T: 0891-2707600, M: 9000699399, E-mail: vis@nhai.org

lans investment to set up a new manufacturing facility for passenger vehicle tyres at Chinnapanduru village, Chittoor district. Place: Chittoor district Andhra Pradesh Industry : Tyres Apollo Tyres “Rohit Sharan, Divisional Head, Corporate Communications, Apollo House 7 Institutional Area, Sector 32, Gurgaon-122001, Haryana. T: 0124-2721133, 2721000, E-mail: rohit.sharan@apollotyres.com, (Gaurav Kumar, Chief Financial Officer), (Neeraj kanwar, Vice Chairman & MD) lans to implement drinking water capacity expansion project targeting 150 MLD at Nemmeli plant. Place: Rajendran, SE Tamil Nadu Industry : Water Sector Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) Satyabrata Sahoo, I.A.S, MD N.Rajendran, Superintending Engineer (Desal), No 1, Pumping Station Road, Chindatripet, Chennai-600002, Tamil Nadu. T: 044-28451300, Extn.216,M: 8144930989, E-mail: sedesalwing@gmail.com,

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lans to foray into chromite and bauxite mining and go for production of conduc- tors and lithium ion batteries. Place: Nationwide Industry : Mining National Aluminium Company (NALCO) R. Brahma, GM (Project), Nalco Bhawan, P1, Nayapalli, Bhubneshwar-751061, Odisha. T: 0674-2302491, F: 2301200, rabin. brahma@nalcoindia.co.in, gmproj_corp@nalcoindia.co.in

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lans to raise production from coal mines in the GopalpurManoharpur area in the Ib valley near Jharsuguda to 21 million tonnes.

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Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) “S.M. Jha, GM (Production), At/PO: Jagriti Vihar, Burla, Sambalpur-768020, Odisha. T: 0663-2542461, 2542521, cgm-mm.mcl@coalindia.in, (A.K. Jha, Chairman & Managing Director)”

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Industry :Railways

Ministry of Railways / Indian Railways “Ved Prakash, Director (Information & Publicity), Rail Bhavan, Raisina Road, New Delhi-110001, Delhi. T: 011-23381224, M: 9810039038, dip@rb.railnet.gov.in”

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he company is executing a contract awarded by Northeast Frontier Railway in October, 2016 involving construction of a 9.5 km long safety tunnel between Tupul and Imphal in Manipur state. Place: Manipur Industry :Roads/ Highways/ Bridges Hindustan Construction Company Ltd “Sandeep Sawant, General Manager, (Corporate Communications), Hincon House, 247 Park, LBS Marg, Vikhroli (W), Mumbai-400083, Maharashtra. T: 022-25751000, M: 9833992874, sandeep.sawant@hccindia.com”

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agged a new order from National Highways Authority of India for rehabilitation and upgradation of Cuttack-Angul Section of NH-42 (NEW NH-55) to 4-lane (km. 0+400 to k.m.60+200) in the state of Odisha under NHDP Phase-III on EPC Mode, pkg-1. Place: Cuttack Odisha Industry :Roads/ Highways/ Bridges Gayatri Projects Ltd. “G Venkteswara Rao, Vice President (Projects), B-1, T.S.R. Towers, 6-3-1090, Raj Bhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad–500082, Telangana. T: 040-23310330, 233314284, 23314296, E: gplhyd@gayatri.co.in,

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leading Civil Engineering and EPC company has secured new order for water pipeline and one micro irrigation project in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Place: Madhya Pradesh Industry :Water Sector JMC Projects (India) Ltd “Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, Manager (Projects), 6th Floor-East Wing, Kalpataru Synergy, Santacruz (E), Mumbai-400055, Maharashtra. T: 022-30051500, M: 9967651701, b. bhattacharjee@jmcprojects.com,

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he company’s subsidiary Dewas Waterprojects Works Pvt Ltd and MPSIDC have entered into the concession agreement for restructuring the Dewas Industrial Water Supply Project under the Madhya Pradesh Infrastructure Development. The work has to be executed in 12 months. Place: Dewas Madhya Pradesh Industry :“Water Sector” FEBRUARY 2018 | www.engrreview.com

elspun Enterprises Ltd “Indu Daryani, Company Secretary, Welspun House, Kamala City, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (W), Mumbai-4000013, Maharashtra. T: 022-66136000, 24908000, companysecretary_wei@welspun. com, corpcomm@welspun.com, (Sandeep Garg, Managing Director)”

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he company has successfully commissioned a 250 MW thermal power unit in Bihar. The unit has been commissioned at Barauni Extension thermal power project of Bihar State Power Generation Company Limited. Place: Barauni Bihar Industry :Power Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) “Rohit Singh, Sr. DGM-Corp Comm, BHEL House, Siri Fort, New Delhi-110049. T: 011-23365669, 23742017-20, F: 26493021, M: 9910997301, E-mail:bhelrohit@gmail.com, (Atal Saraya, Director-Power)”

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VNL is undertaking the construction of roadbed, major and minor bridges, RUBs, ROBs, track linking and general electrical work in connection with new line from Jatdumri to Daniawan (23.8 km) on Danapur Division of East Central Railway in Bihar. Place: “Danapur Bihar” Industry :Railways Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd “Vikas Chandra, Chief Project Manager, A-21,Police Colony, Anisabad, P.S. Gardanibagh, Patna-800002, Bihar. T: 0612-2255402, M: 9934589340, cpmrvnlbsb@gmail.com”

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he sewage management works are approved in Kamarhati and Baranagar Municipalities (60 MLD STP, de-silting of sewer lines, etc.) under PPP-based Hybrid Annuity mode. It also includes pollution abatement works for river Ganga in Berhampore Municipality (3.5 MLD STP and sewer network) and sewage management works in Nabadwip Municipality (9.5 MLD STP and renovation of 10.5 MLD STP). Place: Berhampore West Bengal Industry :Sewerage System National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) “Pravin Kumar Mutiyar, Director (Technical-3), Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, 1st Flr, Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, India Gate, New Delhi - 110002, Delhi. T: 011-23072900-901,Extn-440, E-mail: mutiyarpk@gmail.com, drpravin@nmcg.nic.in


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PRODUCT SHOWCASE Super compact safety module More safety in a space-saving 17.5 mm

The 17.5 mm wide e-stop module UF 6925 of the SAFEMASTER series offers the highest safety in the narrowest spaces. The device is well-suited to monitor emergency stop buttons and safety gates in almost any application. Its broad voltage range from DC 8 to 36 V makes it impervious to voltage fluctuations, such as those that occur when activating battery-fed devices. This predestines the safety module for a great variety of applications in machine and plant engineering and in mobile applications. The emergency stop module

fulfils the highest safety requirements, up to PL e / Cat. 4 or SIL 3. In comparison to other safety modules available on the market, the device saves over 20% of space in the switch cabinet. Besides its low space requirements, the safety module also stands out for its time-saving wiring, which requires no tools. The push-in cage clamp terminals on the front side ensure fast and easy device connections. Switches on the back of the device provide a temperproof setting. This allows the operator to select the start type and cross fault detection. LED displays facilitate fast diagnostics. It can be used in battery-operated systems, driverless transportation systems, construction vehicles, and crane equipment. In addition, the safety module is permitted for use in furnaces pursuant to EN 50156-1 and for safety related systems for the process industry pursuant to IEC/EN 61511.

For more information : DOLD Electric India Pvt Ltd (100% Subsidiary of E.DOLD & Sohne Kg - Germany) B – 3 Vishranti Heritage, Gotri Road,Vadodara – 390 021 Call: +91 990 9001585, Website: www.dold.in

The new Gast 86/87R Series of oil-less rocking piston compressors and vacuum pumps While other manufacturers have been busy selling rock-

ing piston compressors that produce a lot of noise and less-

than-ideal pressure, Gast has been quietly setting the new standard by re-engineering our oil-less rocking piston from the ground up. The result is a unit that delivers quieter performance, higher pressure, a longer life and greater application flexibility. The sleek, new 86/87R Series is not just another pretty product. It’s beauty runs deep as it performs in ways not yet seen in the industry. The patented crossover chamber design regulates and controls airflow to dampen sound and optimize performance, while delivering a wide range of pressure level options. Because the 86/87R Series can easily retrofit into an existing footprint, it’s also a smart, flexible solution for a wide range of markets and applications, viz. Environmental, General industrial, medical, printing & packaging, food and beverage, transportation, laboratory, and material handling. Designed to performs “When we set out to reengineer our rocking piston compressor, we aimed to do more than just increase pressure. We set out to

dramatically reduce sound, enhance flow, create a standard footprint for easy retrofit anywhere in the world and improve the compressor’s aesthetics,” says Gast. The inherent design of rocking piston technology makes it the optimal choice for applications requiring high pressure or vacuum and air flow in a small package. The flexible cup is made with superior materials and mounted on top of the connecting rod, creating vacuum or pressure while maintaining a tight seal against the cylinder walls in a rocking motion. The forgiving design has fewer components, causes less friction and has a low exhaust temperature, for greater reliability and durability for the life of the product. Despite it’s small size, the versatility of 86/87R means this is the right product to deliver quality air solutions.

For more information Shavo Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Shavo House, S.No.21A/10B, Plot No,394 South Main Road, Hotel Cozy Inn Chowk Koregaon Park, Pune - 4112 001 Phoned: 020-2615 9641 Email: shavogroup@vsnl.com

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Steady Volt Servo Voltage Stabilizers

Frequent voltage variations are a menace that can damage electronic components like power supplies, drives, PLCs, controllers, etc. Their effects are widely felt in CNC, printing and textile machines as well as laboratory, data processing, medical & telecommunication equipment. Frequent breakdowns of such machines are costly to repair. This apart, the downtime and frequent interruptions in operation brings substantial loss of revenue. Steady Volt from Unity Controls is a state-of-the-art Voltage Stabilizer designed to protect such equipment from voltage variations & its ill-effects. Following are some of its unique features: • Intelligent microprocessor-based system(available in new digital models)

• Digital interface with large LCD display and keypad • Auto re-start, adjustable output voltage, trip bypass, fault list • No hunting, oscillation and noise generation • Innovative transformer design to minimize power loss • Constant output voltage across a wide input voltage range • Single phasing prevention, surge suppressor and EMI / RFI filter With the best-in-class response time and correction rates, Steady Volt offers improved power quality and greater energy efficiency, thereby saving the cost of breakdowns and energy utilization. Apart from protecting your equipment from damage, Steady Volt also saves energy during continuous operations. For more information Unity Controls Pvt. Ltd. 405, Sapphire Arcade, 42 M.G. Road, Ghatkopar (E), Mumbai 400 077 Phone: 022- 2501 3832 / 33 E-mail: sales@unitycontrols.in Web: www.unitycontrols.in

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Pioneer in intuitive programming • Offer the easiest-to-use & most adaptable alternative Automation Solution for specialized & demanding needs • An experienced technical team • A pioneer in the simplification of programming

em4 - MORE THAN JUST A PLC • All-in-one fully connected nano-PLC • Remote management & maintenance on a PC & mobile devices • Accurate & performant sensor measurement

Millenium 3 - Logic Controller • Compact & expandable • Easy to program • Multiple configuration options.

Specialist in electromagnetic & electronic technology • Specialist in time management with an extensive automation components offer that includes timers, monitoring relays • In addition to highperformance products, advice and support, offers tailor-made solutions for any application TIMERS: • Simple to use • Multi voltage • Multi or mono function

MONITORING RELAYS: • Close-up protection for total availability of equipment • All anomalies are detected • Optimise continuity of service.

For more information InnoVista Sensors India Pvt Ltd Div 1, BNR Complex, Plot No.92/1A, 1st Floor, H P Avenue Road, Konappana Agrahara, Electronic City –Phase 1, Bangalore – 560100, India E-mail: india@innovistasensors.com Web: www.innovistasensors.com


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Digital Multimeter Model: R-603A

workplaces unreachable to other ventilating equipment, & • The filter requires connection to a general compressed air supply.

“MECO-G” has introduced a new series of handheld Digital Multimeters 3 ½ Digit with backlight LCD display incorporating latest technology. These Digital Multimeters can measure AC Voltage, DC Voltage, DC Current, AC current, Resistance, Capacitance, Temperature, Battery Test Voltage and Frequency. Additional features like Diode Test, Transistor Check, Continuity check, Low Battery display, Data Hold and Auto Power Off is also available. These Multimeters have a built in holster for antisliding. These meters are useful for various industries, manufacturing units and domestic purposes.

The standard delivery set includes Built-in fan, Control console, Filtering cartridge of respective type, Spark arrester, Oil separator with reduction box for compressed air system, and Electrical grounded cable

For more information : Ador Welding Ltd. Akurdi, Chinchwad, Pune 411 019 Phone: 020-4070 6000 , Email: cmo@adorians.com Website: www.adorwelding.com

“KUSAM-MECO” intrinsically safe true rmsdigital multimeter with PC interface model - KM 822sEX

For more information GOLIYA IMPEX 316, Bharat Industrial Estate, T.J.road, Sewree, Mumbai- 400 015, India Tel.: 91-22-24149657, 24179467, Fax : 91-22-24130747 E-mail: sales@goliyainstruments.com; info@goliyainstruments.com Web: www.goliyainstruments.com

Welding Fume Extractor, King Extractor-II-MU 3 Welding Fume Extractor, King Extractor-II-MU 3 is a mobile mechanical high efficiency self-cleaning filter designed for workplaces. The filter cleans air from different kinds of dry dust, welding aerosols & other dry contaminants from most industrial processes. The filter cartridge is cleaned automatically without interrupting the filtration process. The cleaning extends the cartridge service periods

L= 5 m with plug.

and minimizes maintenance. The Filter is designed for continuous indoor operation under the following climatic conditions: • Air temperature from +10 deg. C to +45 deg. C. • Relative humidity : 80% at 25 deg. C • The compact construction integrates the filter, extraction arm and fan • The filter can be used at

“KUSAM-MECO”, the pioneers of Digital Multimeters & Clampmeters in India have introduced for FIRST TIME a new Intrinsically safe True RMS Digital Multimeter with PC Interface Model KM 822sEX. It has a 4 digit 10,000 counts large easy to read, backlight Dual display. EX marking on meter i.e. Ex ib I Mb, Ex ib IIC Gb, SAEx MS/09-291X, Ex ib falls under Zone 1 which is an area where flammable gas can occur in normal operating conditions. It has high transient protection of 12 KV (1.2/50mS) lightning surge. The measuring functions includes : DC/AC Voltage : 60mV ~ 1000V; DC/AC Current : 600micro A ~ 10A;

Resistance : 0.1Ohm ~ 60MOhms; Frequency : 5Hz ~ 1MHz Capacitance : 60nF ~ 20mF. It also has Diode, Continuity, Duty Cycle Function. www.engrreview.com | FEBRUARY 2018


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In addition it features Splash/ Drop Proof, Intrinsically Safe, Beep-Jack Audible & Visible Input Warning, Relative Zero Mode, Data Hold, Ex rating-Ex ib I/IIC T6. It has (optional) PC interface for downloading the data in computer via USB cable & Software. These meters comply to IEC SANS 600790:2000 & IEC SANS 60079-11:1999, which is for Electrical apparatus for explosive gas atmospheres. Part 0 (general requirements) & part 1 (intrinsic). The approved explosive protection rating of this equipment is suitable for use in Zone1 hazardous area. Group I (coal mines) underground & Group II (surface). Safety: It has Double insulation per IEC61010-1 2nd Ed., EN61010-1 2nd Ed., UL61010-

1 2nd Ed. & CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010.1-0.92 to Category IV 1000Vac & Vdc. For Voltage, Ampere, Milli Ampere & Micro Ampere ranges , the safety category is IV1000Vac & Vdc. It has Fuse protection for micro Ampere & milli Ampere 0.44A/1000Vac &Vdc, IR10kA or better, F Fuse. For Ampere ranges, the fuse protection is 11A/1000Vac & Vdc, IR20kA or better, F Fuse. For Voltage range fuse protection is 1050Vrms, 1450Vpeak. Milli Volts, Ohms & others fuse protection is 600Vdc & Vac rms. It features a rugged fire retardant casing, Protective Holster with probe holder & Tilt Stand. It is powered by one 9V battery no. NEDA 1604G, IEC6F22. Standard Accessories supplied are User Manual, Battery, Test lead & Carrying case. PC Software is optional.

1000A DC/AC TRUE RMS CLAMP METER (MODEL – 9999) KUSAM MECO has introduced True RMS AC/DC clampmeter Model 9999 with “INRUSH” Current measurement. In a three Phase motor, the starting current is several times greater than their normal running current. The starting current i.e. “INRUSH” Current generally lasts between 75150 milliseconds with a current spike between 500% & 1200%. Although

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for a very short duration, this current surge creates problems. Excessive inrush current may also shorten the life of the switches & circuit protector. Because of this, precise measurement of inrush current is very necessary. This clampmeter uses unique circuitry & high speed digital signal processing to filter out electronic noise & capture the starting inrush current as the circuit protector sees it.

The Clampmeter has large 27 mm LCD display for easy readout. It has Auto Power off facility which increases battery life. It can take conductor of Dia. 46.5mm. Crest factor is < = 3. It can measure AC/DC current upto 999.9A , AC /DC voltage upto 600V, Resistance 0 9999 , Capacitance 0 999.9 f, frequency 10 Hz to 400 Hz &, Temperature 40C to 1200C. It also has Diode Test & continuity test facility. It takes synchronous measurement of Inrush current for measuring the true starting current for motors, breaker etc. It is very

unique instrument for PWM trouble shooting & in noisy environment measurement. It has EN 61010-1 approval. Over- voltage Category III 600V. For Resistance, Continuity, capacitance & frequency measurement, input protection is provided upto 600V DC/AC rms. For AC current it is upto 1000 A AC & for DC Current it is 1200 A DC. It also has “Hold”, “Max” function & Auto Zero facility. It operates on KUSAM-MECO standard 9V battery. It is supplied with Test Leads, Carrying case, manual & batteries.

“KUSAM-MECO” RTD CALIBRATOR (MODEL KM-720) The Model KM-720 is hand held RTD Calibrator introduced by “Kusam-Meco”, an ISO 9001-2008 certified company. This device can Source & Measure 7 types of RTD devices, with a select option (PT10, PT50, PT100, PT200, PT500, PT1000) (385), PT 100 (JIS) or ohms. Its Temperature Accuracy is ±

0.2*C with a 0.1*C Resolution. Its Resistance Accuracy is ± 0.1 ohms with 0.1 ohms Resolution. It has a large LCD display of 64*42mm. 205*97*45mm. The range of this device is 0.00 to 3200.0 ohms or -200.0 to 630.0*C. The size of this RTD Calibrator is 205*97*45. The Set includes a Calibrator, a Test Lead, Crocodile Jacks, Battery 1.5 (AAA)*6, Carrying Case, User Manual.

For more information Kusam Electrical Industries Ltd. G-17, Bharat Industrial Estate, T. J. Road, Sewree (W), Mumbai - 400015. INDIA. Sales Direct : 022- 24156638, Tel.: 022 - 24124540, 24181649, Fax : 022 - 24149659 Email : sales@kusam-meco.co.in, kusam_meco@vsnl.net Website : www.kusamelectrical.com


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Silicone Sleeves for Corona Treater APPL’s di-electric silicone sleeve manufactured from a very specific silicone rubber compound, providing excellent electrical, thermal and chemical resistance, making it ideally suited to the harsh environment that is the corona treatment process. APPL’s silicone sleeves are produced specifically as an electrical dielectric sleeve and is manufactured to extremely close tolerance, ensuring reliable and consistent corona

treatment performance. APPL’s sleeves are available in the sizes 50 mm (2”), 75 mm (3”) & 98 mm (4”) nominal diameters. It is also available in custom color & sizes as per the requirement.

For more information Ami Polymer Pvt. Ltd. 319, Mahesh Industrial Estate, Opp. Silver Park, Mira-Bhayander Road, Mira Road (E), Thane - 401104, Maharashtra. INDIA Tel.: +91 22 28555 107 / 631 / 914 | Cell: +91 86910 13935 Email: mktg@amipolymer.com | Web: www.amipolymer.com

ORP in Water Treatment ORP stands for Oxidation-Reduction Potential. So what is that? The best definition I can give is that “ORP is a measure of the cleanliness of the water & its ability to break down contaminants”. Oxidation-reduction potential, or ORP, is a measurement that indicates the degree to which a substance is capable of oxidizing or reducing another substance. Most types of water, including tap water and bottled water, are oxidizing agents as their ORP value is positive. Water with an ORP of -50mV will have enough negative ions

to attract and neutralize excess acids. In other words, the more powerful the antioxidant, the lower the ORP level. As things oxidize, the ORP rises. To give this some meaning and relativity, here are some rough ORP measurements: • Tap water: +250 to +400 ORP • Cola: +400 to +600 ORP • Green tea: -120 to -250 ORP • Orange juice: -150 to -250 ORP • Alkaline ionized water: -200 to -800 ORP This why green tea, orange

juice even Cod liver oil are considered beneficial because they act as anti-oxidants and are healthy to a human body. Whereas carbonated drinks with positive ORP are harmful to human body. If a substance has a positive ORP it is considered an oxidizer. The higher the ORP the more it damages cells and increases the aging process. Liquids with a negative ORP are considered anti-oxidants and can slow the aging process. Ionized water is not only alkalizing and amazing at buffering excess acids, but it is also antioxidant rich – infusing your body with free-radical scavenging antioxidants that will protect your cells and encourage your health and wellness. One of our customer, manufacturer of packaged drinking

water contacted Hanna India, they had a requirement for continuous monitoring of ORP levels in the inlet of plant. If the ORP exceeds certain level, the water must be flushed and not allowed to enter the main plant. We offered them BL932700 online ORP meter along with HI2001 electrode. The BL932700 is a compact, ORP process controller designed for applications where space or cost is important. Its adjustable dosing relay may be configured to dose above or below a user programmable mV set point. Users may choose from automatic or manual dosing modes allowing for easy maintenance and troubleshooting. The customer was very happy with the accuracy of the meter.

For more information Hanna Equipment’s India Pvt. Ltd. Kharghar, Navi Mumbai - 410210 Tel.:+91 22 27746554/55/56, Mobile: 7045792167/68/69 Email: marketing@hannainst.in Web: www.hannainst.in

Digital Clamp meter 2200R A frontline global presence in Electrical Test & Measurement Equipment since 1940, with specialized expertise in Low Voltage Test & Measurement. In India, the company has been present for many decades already, offering world class products optimized for Indian needs at ‘just right prices’. Many of

these products have for long been the choice equipment of every Indian electrical installation professional. Kyoritsu’s ‘’Digital Clamp meter 2200R’’ is Utra slim, light weight with handy design Clamp on meter for measuring AC current upto Max 1000A with additional DMM

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features of AC/DC Voltage, Resistance & Continuity buzzer Kyoritsu’s 2200R is used to measure the current directly through clamp which rely on the Principle of Magnetic induction to make non contact AC current measurements Kyoritsu’s 2200R key features are: • True RMS with Ø33mm Tear drop Jaw easy to use in tight places. • DMM Function with AC/

DC Voltage, Resistance, Continuity Buzzer • Fuseless electronic protection on Ω/Continuity up to 600V • Data Hold Feature • Designed to meet safety standard IEC61010-1, 61010-2-032, CAT IV 300V/ CAT III 600V Kyoritsu Products are readily available in India & have complete Service & Calibration Support Setup too.

For more information Kyoritsu KEW India Instruments Pvt. Ltd. #4, S P Nagar, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad-380006. T : 91 79-2640 9686 | M 0 98246 80404 E : info.ei@kew-india.co.in, W: http://www.kew-ltd.co.in

MECO “TRMS Digital Multimeter” MECO introduced new 6000 Count TRMS Digital Multimeter, Model: 171B+ TRMS. 171B+ TRMS is a 6000 Counts Auto & Manual Ranging Digital Multimeter with LCD Backlight & Holster having Voltage Range upto 1000V DC & 750V AC and Current Range upto 20A AC & DC. Basic accura-

cy for DC Voltage ± 1.0%rdg + 4dgt, for AC Voltage ±1.0% rdg + 5dgt, for DC Current ± 1.0%rdg + 2dgt, and for AC Current ±1.5%rdg + 5dgt. It has a special features like Auto Power Off, Resistance, Capacitance, Frequency, Duty Cycle, Temperature, Diode Test, Audible Continuity, Data Hold, Max/ Min, REL∆

For more information MECO Instruments Pvt. Ltd. Plot No. EL-1, MIDC Electronic Zone, TTC Industrial Area, Mahape, Navi Mumbai 400710. (INDIA) Tel: 0091-22-27673311-16 (Sales),27673300 (Board) Fax: 0091-22-27673310, 27673330 E-mail: sales@mecoinst.com Web : www.mecoinst.com

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Lever indexing plungers with rest position

PMT.200 plungers are designed for applications that require a fast and easy positioning. The lifting lever makes easier the rapid backward movement of the plunger. Rotating by 180° the lifting lever, the plunger stops in the retracted position in which the lever is kept by a notch. Thanks to the body in SUPER-technopolymer, PMT.200 plungers have a high lightness

combined with a high mechanical strength and corrosion resistance, which allows them to be suitable even in the presence of liquid or moisture (PMT.200-SST) . The resistance to continuous cleaning cycles with solvents and detergents makes them suitable for applications in the food or pharmaceutical industries. The SUPER-technopolymer threaded body of the plunger offers a low friction factor to the plunger stroke, thus no lubricating maintenance is required. Under laboratory tests, the special tribologic properties of the materials used allow a great number of operations without wearing or misfunctioning of the parts.

For more information Elesa and Ganter India Pvt. Ltd. A-54, Sector -83, Noida - 201305 (U.P.) INDIA Tel. +91 120 472 6666 Fax +91 120 472 6600 E-mail: info@elesaganter-india.com Web: www.elesa-ganter.in

Nexgen Refrigerated Air Dryers The Nexgen Refrigerated Air Dryers from Gem Equipment are known for engineering excellence, innovation and reliability.The heat exchangers are designed to provide worry-free, highly efficient heat transfer whether you are processing simple fluids, viscous solu8tions, or particulates. They feature honey comb construction of aluminium fins, true crossflow for greater effective temperature differences, non-

clogging larger cross-sectional area for air flow, integral air-air and air-refrigerant exchanges, with stainless steel demister moisture separator, robust non-corrosive grade aluminium, and larger heat transfer area for higher efficiency. The rugged electronic panels display both inlet and dew point temperatures. They incorporate a Tripper module with alarm for compressed high discharge


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pressure, compressed low suction pressure, expansion valve malfunction, auto drain valve function and fan motor cycling. Introduction of speed control is one of the major developments towards the optimization of refrigeration systems based on average load. For periods of high cooling demand, the compressor speed can be increased which results in a higher refrigerant flow and thus higher cooling capacity and vice versa during periods of low cooling demand. Compressed air purification equipment must deliver uncompromising performance and reliability while providing the right balance of air quality with the lowest cost of operation. As a quality-centric group, Gem ensures that its dryers are test at each stage of assembly as per ISO 7183 or relevant

standards. It maintains stringent engineering practices throughout the production process to achieve higher reliability. Gem’s state-of-theart ISO 9001-23008 certified facility is equipped with dedicated men and machines to chisel out products of impeccable quality and reliability.

For more information GEM Equipments (P) Ltd. SF No.103, Avinashi Road, Arasur, Coimbatore 641 407 Tel : 0422-2363800 / E-mail: sales@gemindia.com

Architectural Lighting K-LITE INDUSTRIES an ISO company, manufacturing indoor and outdoor luminaires have launched a new series of LED Architectural Lighting. Being the trend setters in

outdoor lighting and inspired by the “Make in India” vision, K-LITE, through their innovative outlook, have showcased an all new product portfolio under Architectural Lighting. The application includes Facade Lighting, Pathway Lighting, In-ground Luminaire, Uplighter, Up-down Lighting, Billboard Lighting, Vertical Light Bars, Wall Washers, Area Lighting poles and above all popular sleek

polar lighting solutions. The solutions offered are backed by extensive understanding of illumination in urban spaces and the expertise gained over a period of three decades. The fixture are designed to provide value technology, ideally suited to Indian Conditions. The LEDs used comply to LM 80 testing requirements and from Internationally reputed makes such as Nichia / CREE. The luminaires are RoHS, LM 79 and CE certification compliant. The luminaire efficacy (lumens/ per watt) is much above 100 for all luminaires. Varied optical options for lighting distribution and correlated colour temperature (CCT) for cool white,

neutral white or warm white are available to suit specific requirements. The outstanding item of the series viz., the Sleek Polar Lighting Solutions is a contemporary design that is both timeless and unique in its impression. Compact without visible mounting equipment and optimised integration, Polar Lighting is in perfect continuity with the geometric lines of the square column. These assemblies are ideal for surroundings of contemporary architectural constructions.

For more information K-LITE INDUSTRIES D-10, Ambattur Industrial Estate,Chennai-58 Tel: 26257710,48581950, Fax : 26257866 Cell: 95000 79797, 95000 85511 E-mail: info@klite.in / Web: www.klite.in

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EXOR : Software

Communication across multi-vendor, multi-protocol and multi-device environments and then sending this data to local or cloud storage is a requirement for manufacturing efficiency. JMobile suite of software offers this with unmatched level of user

experience based on nearly 50 years of Industrial automation experience. Visualization and Connectivity Software Exor began developing the JMobile software in 2006 in close cooperation with a group of major clients: Exor has

invested over 300 of man-years in development. This trusting collaboration with the market has continued throughout the subsequent years and as a consequence has led to a unique software package. Pure Web Technology JMobile 4 Web is the seamless connection between Industrial control applications and ubiquitous mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. Developed ahead of the market’s vision in 2010 and continuously updated ever since using the very same guiding principles for JMobile, it now provides the most comprehensive Pure Web Technology available. Designed and maintained by EXOR, a company with 45 years experience in the industrial sector.

For more information EXOR INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED 228, Platinum Techno Park, Sector 30A, Near Vashi Railway Station, Navi Mumbai 400705 Phone :022-27810422/23 Fax : 022-27810424 E-mail: info@exorindia.com Web: www.exorindia.com

Bringing the Innovation with Touch Screen Metering Solutions In today’s complex & challenging Power Demand Scenario,

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it is essential for every Power Company to look at the De-

mand, Energy, Power Quality, System parameter monitoring and recording for analysis and to take steps in maintenance and control of the system equipments so as to REDUCE system downtime. The Multi function meter is basically used to Measure, Record(Via Protocol Like MODBUS, Ethernet) and display of AC electrical parameters like RMS Voltage, Current, Active power, Reactive power, Apparent power, Power factor, Phase angle, Frequency, Active energy, Reactive energy, Apparent energy, Demand in 3 phase 4 Wire and 3 phase 3 Wire System. This meter is intended for application areas where accurate & reliable measurement is necessary. Rishabh Instruments has launched various models of Rish Master series multifunction meters in the past which met all the prominent needs of the market and made Rishabh a common name among the customers & Panel builders. Now to enhance the range further and bring Innovation in

the metering solutions market, we are launching the advance series of LCD Touch Display Rish Master 3440i and Rish Master 3430i models which are currently available in only LED display without touch. The key highlights of the product are as follows; • Touch screen graphics LCD with Custom colour setting. • Phasor Diagram and Pictorial Representation of Waveform. • Phase Reversal Indication. • Measurement of kW, kVA and current Demand. • Total Harmonic Distortion measurement. • Indication of Run Hour, ON Hour and No. of Interruptions. • More than 40 Electrical parameters measurement. • Optional MODBUS (RS485) Output (With Optical Isolation).

For more information Rishabh Instruments Pvt. Ltd. Ph : +91 253 2202 371 / 028 E-mail: marketing@rishabh.co.in Website: www.rishabh.co.in


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ITI-160(P) Portable Digital METAL Hardness Tester

Advantages • Largest screen 3 inch , showing all functions and parameters.it is the largest screen of leeb hardness tester , easy read and operate. Main Application • Die cavity of molds • Bearings and other parts • Failure analysis of pressure vessel, steam generator and other equipment • Heavy work piece • The installed machinery and permanently assembled parts • Testing surface of a small hollow space • Material identification in the warehouse of metallic materials • Rapid testing in large range and multi-measuring areas for large-scale work piece

Technical Specifications • Measuring range: HLD (170 ~960) HLD • Measuring direction: 360° • Hardness Scale: HL、HB、HRB、HRC、HRA、HV、HS • Display: 3 inch screen, • Data memory: 600 groups max. (relative to impact times 32~1) • Printing paper: width is (57.5±0.5) mm, diameter is 30mm • Battery pack: 6V NI-MH • Battery charger: 9V/500mA • Continuous working period: about 150 hours (With backlight off, no printing) • Communication interface: USB1.1 • Outline dimensions: 210mm×85mm×35mm (Instruments weight : 350 Gram).

For more information India Tools & Instruments Co. – BOMBAY - INDIA Tel: 23428862 / 9819345050 E-mail: ojus_itico@hotmail.com web:www.indiatool.net

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ITI-1600 High-precision Digital Ultrasonic Thickness Gauge Ultrasonic Thickness Gauges are designed to improve safety and ensure reliability of material subject to corrosion or erosion. Corrosion gauges with their dual-element transducers are the primary inspection tool used to measure the remaining walls of components such as pipelines, pressure vessels, storage tanks, and numerous other applications.. Precision gauges use singleelement transducers to provide the thinnest range and highest

degree of accuracy possible. Common applications include metals and a variety of nonmetals (i.e. glass, ceramic, plastic, etc.).

Specifications:

Measuring Range

0.65 mm – 400mm (upto 500mm) (in steel) Sound Velocity 1000~9999 m/s Resolution 0.01mm/0.1mm or 0.001/0.01” selectable Units mm/inch (selectable) Memory Upto 2000 Groups (up to 99 Values for each file) Accuracy ± ( 0.5%Thickness+0.04 ) mm Alarm preset upper and lower limit Work voltage 3V( 2 AA alkaline batteries) Work mode Single point and scan Interface port USB Dimensions 136 x 72 x 20mm Weight 177 g Display 3.5 digit LCD with EL backlight Continuous working period 280 hours (with EL backlight off) • Standard Delivery: Main Unit,, TWO test Probes, Data Cable, Software, Coupling oil, Battery, Operation Manual, Carrying case. & Calibration Certificate Traceable to NPL-DELHI. For more information India Tools & Instruments Co. – BOMBAY - INDIA Tel: 23428862 / 9819345050 E-mail: ojus_itico@hotmail.com web:www.indiatool.net


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REPARING / Calibration of PRECISION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS We can Repair all types Precision Measuring Instruments i.e. Calipers, Micrometer, Dial gauge , Bore gauge , Height gauge , Hardness Tester, Vibration meters, DB meter, Torque wrenches & Many Many Other Items of IMPORTED / INDIAN make & Also Provide u all New Instruments.

Cutting Tools We Give u All types of Cutting tools in HSS / CARBIDE / Tin Coated / ASP-30 & Other materials . We can Also supplly all types

of Cutting tools as per your Drgs. MAKE/Brand : MICRO GERMAN / TPI INDIAN.

For more information India Tools & Instruments Co. – BOMBAY - INDIA Tel: 23428862 / 9819345050 E-mail: ojus_itico@hotmail.com web:www.indiatool.net

NEW Portable Digital METAL Hardness Tester with New Technology AUTO LOAD system ASTM A956-2006 / DIN 50156 Applications • Most suitable for testing of

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thick and heavy metal parts with uneven surfaces • Most suitable for testing of thin and light metal parts and for superficial testing

• Measuring the hardness value of different metals in different shapes, metals which are too heavy and bulky to move, metal parts of large-scale machinery, metal pipes and CNG capsules, metals in small spaces, in production lines and during different stages of the production process, welding links, architectural structures, fuel transportation pipes & Many Other application. • Non-destructive testing (NDT) where only a slight trace of hardness test will remain on the surface Features : • The device could be used for hardness measurement at different angles and directions. • It is applicable for hardness measurement of a wide range of metals including cast steel, • Cold Work Tool Steel, ductile cast iron, grey cast iron, aluminium, brass, and copper. • The device can display the hardness value in all common hardness scales such as HB, HV, HLD, HRC, HRB • The user can convert the

measured hardness value into other hardness scales using the device’s keyboard and conversion tables. The impact body could be removed in cases where the device dimensions make the measurement difficult or impossible. The user can calibrate the device by himself using the reference test block. The device can instantly display the hardness value measured as well as the average value in different measurement tests. It can also display the minimum and maximum hardness values measured in different tests. The device performance and functionality are not affected by magnetic fields. It enjoys an automatic power-off system to optimise battery usage.

Consist: Main Unit, Calibrated Test Block, Two Attchments for Checking on Different shapes of Jobs, Chargeadapter, Software, Data cable, Calibration Certificate in Portable Bag.

For more information India Tools & Instruments Co. – BOMBAY - INDIA Tel: 23428862 / 9819345050 E-mail: ojus_itico@hotmail.com web:www.indiatool.net


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258 PRODUCT

INDEX

A

45

Demand Controller

55

AC / DC HV Test Set

127

Capacitance & Tangent Delta Test Set Capacitor Duty Contactor

141

Demand Controllers

49

AC HV Test Set

127

Capacitors

105

Dial & Gauges

75

AC Lenear Servo Motor

219

Carbon Steel Flanges

225

Digital Clamp Meters / Tong Testers

23

Cargo Lashing Ratchet

109

Digital Clampmeters

41

CCTV Cameras

195

Digital Earth Testers

41

45

Centreless Ground

107

Digital Energy Meters

49

45

Ceramic Micro-Macro Milling Media

AC Power Sources

INNER GATEFOLD

AC Servo Systems

219

AC/ DC Kilo Voltmeter AC/DC Hi Pot Tester

3

Active Harmonic Filter

141

Chain Pulley Blocks / Hoist

109

Actuator Line

187

Chain Slings

109

Chains & Wire Ropes

109

Air Compressors

9

Alarm Annunciators

153

Alternators

47

Aluminium Profiles

Circuit Identifiers

INNER IFC

Circular Connectors

219

Clamp Meters

23

Clamp Sensors

BACK PAGE 53, 54, INNER IFC

Digital Microhm Meter Digital Multimeter

127 23, 41, 53, 54, INNER GATEFOLD

Digital Panel Meter

49

Digital Panel Meters

23

Digital PID Controllers

97

Digital Test & Measurement Instrument

151

41

Dock Levelers

11

Anti-Resonance Detuning Filter reactor

141

Clamps for Linear Guids

219

Dock Shelters

11

Automatic Transformer Test System

127

CNC Customized Cutting Machine

179

Drag Servo & Variable

CNC Flame Cutting Machine

179

Flexible Data Cable

CNC Lathe

IBC

Drive Solutions

163

CNC Machine

IBC

Dual frequency Motor

113

CNC Machining Center

IBC

Dual Voltage Motor

113

CNC Milling Machine

IBC

Analog Panel & Switchboard Meters

Automation Controller

37

Automation Products

191

Automation Sensors

79

Automobile Cable

36, 93

Automotive Meter and Battery Tester

23

B

36, 93

E

CNC Plasma Cutting Machine

179

CNC Turning Center

IBC

Earth Fault / Leakage Relays

IBC

Earthing & Lightning Protection System

153 63

Backfill Compound

129

CNC Vertical Machining Center

Ball Transfer Units

219

Coils

Barrel Pumps

201

Communication Cable

36, 93

Earthing Electrode

Battery Analyzer

127

Composite Coble

36, 93

Earthing Electrodes

Battery Quality Analyzer

145

Compressed Air Pipeline Network System

Bearing Temp Monitoring Relay

153

Conduits

Bearings

199

Connectors

Bellow Sensor

153

Consumables

Billets Wire Rods

107

Contact Resistance Meter

Bow Shackles

109

Continuity Testers

Brake Motor

113

Contouring Control

Brake Motors

87

Control Cable

Brass Extrusions

81

Controller

153

Electrical Tester

Bright Drawn

107

Controllers

169

Electro-Mechanical Joining System

167

Building Wire

36, 93

Cooling Tower Motor

113

Electronic Timers

153

Bus

36, 93

Copper Bonded Rod

129

Elevator Cable

Busbars

73

C

31, 107

Earthing Clamp

181

Earthing Pit Cover

153

Earthing Rods

73, 148

39 129 51 129 39, 89

EARTHING TAPES

73

191

EHI Lugs

148

127

Electric Chain Hoist

215

INNER IFC 177 36, 93

Electrical Connectors

63

Electrical Panel Gas Flooding System

123

Electrical Products

105

Copper Braid

39

Enclosures

Copper Bus Bars

81

Encoders

FALSE COVER

36, 93 131 97, 169

Copper Jumper

39

Energy Absorption

C.P. Accessories

105

Copper Tubes

81

& Vibration Isolation Products

205

Cable Carrier Assembly

225

Coupling Capacitor/ HV Dividers

127

Energy Chains

207

Cable Carrier Systems

225

Crane Duty Motor

113

Energy Management

Cable Drag Chain

225

Crimping Tools

145

CT/PT/CVT Test set

Cable Fault Pre-Locator Cable Glands

81, 115, 133, 148, BACK PAGE

Cable Glands & Lugs

4, 5

Cable Management

63

Cable Protection

BACK PAGE

Cable Terminals

81, 115

Cable Tie Tool

149

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Energy Management System Energy Meter Environment Testing Instruments

Current Transformer Tester

127

ESE Lighting Arrester

Curvic Coupling

219

Exothermic Weld Accessories

Cycloidal Gear Boxes

217

EXPANSION JOINT Extension Springs

71 105 55 23 129 39 73 183

D F

148, 149

Data Signal Cables

36, 93

131

DC- DC Converters

97

Fans & Appliances

4, 5

DC Electronic Loads

INNER GATEFOLD

Fire Alarm Cables

36, 93

DC Power Supplies

INNER GATEFOLD

Fire Fighting Hoses

4, 5, 59, 73, 95

Calculations Software

Current Tester

81, 148, 149

119 23

DC/AC Geared Motor

219

Fire Rated Rolling Shutters

175

Deceleration Products

227

Fire Survival Cables

222 11 36, 93


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91

Flame Proof Motor Flats Flex Clamps

Input Output Devices

75

Multi-Axis Motion Controller

113

Instrument Transformer Test Set

45

Multicore Cable

107

Instrumentation Cable

INNER IFC

Instrumentation Fittings & Valves

Flexible Cables

207

Insulation Testers

Flexible Coolant Pipes

225

Interfacial Tensiometer

Flexible Couplings

219

Inverter Duty Motors

Fluid Distribution Systems

183

IOT based device-level

Forged

107

Energy Insights Solution

Forged Rounds

225

Fourslide Parts

183

Fuses

97, 111

36, 93

Multifunction Meters

205

Multifunction Testers

219 36, 93 23, 49, 55, 147, 153 41

41

Multimeters

43

Multispeed Motors

113

MV Capacitor Switch

141

113 139

INNER IFC

N Non-Destructive Testers

K

245, 247

Nylocking Rngs

Knobs

225

225 O

L

G

O-H Line Hardware

Gas Management

205

Ladders

Gas Springs

227

Large Dia Slewing Ring

Gear Boxes

87

Geared Motor

113

Gearheads

69

LCR Meters

131

Oil & Coolant Mist Cleaner

219

63 219

Oil Acidity Tester

43

INNER GATEFOLD

Oil BDV Test Set

127

73

Oil Sampling Kit

43

LEADS Level Controllers

153

43

219

Lighting & Luminaires

Gratings

131

Lighting Transformers

147

Online Moisture Absorption System

Gravity Rollers

225

Linear Actuators

219

Online PD Test System

Linear Line

187

Optical Measuring Instrument

Linear Motion Guides

219

Oscilloscopes

Liquid Strainers

159

Oxy-Fuel CNC Cutting Machines

Load Managers

49

Gears

Ground Resistance Testers

INNER IFC

GROUNDING STRIPS

73

H Hand Rails

131

Lockable Gas Springs

Heat Exchangers

189

Loggers

Heavy Shafts

107

Logistics Services

Hi Flex Battery Cable

36, 93

High Current Circuit Breaker Test Systems High Pressure Compression Springs

43 183

High Speed Doors

11

High Torque Motor

113

High Voltage DC Test System High Voltage Divider High Voltage Insulating Matt

4, 5, 95, 101, IFC

Oil/Water Cable Termination

227

Online DGA

127

191

P 105

7

Paper Conversion Machinery

193

Logout Tagout Products

257

Partial Discharge Equipment

43

Long Shaft Extension

113

Partial Discharge Test Set

Loop/PSC/RCD Testers

41

45

Pendant Control Station

225 141

Loose Gears

217

PFC Capacitor

Low Vibration Motor

113

PFC controller

141

Phase Failure Relays

153

LT/HV AB Cable Accessories

43

Lugs

148

Phase Rotation Testers

LV and MV APFC Panel

141

Photoelectric Light Barriers

63

41 64 - 65

Pilot Lights

High Voltage PD Filters

127

HMC Machine

IBC

Hooks

109

Magnetic & RFID Safety Sensors

161

Pipe Fittings

Hot Rolled

107

Measurement Light Curtains

161

Pipes

M

35

Pinions

Measuring & Gaging Equipment

219 225 91, 107

245,

Pipes & Fittings

247

Planetary Gear Heads

HR Sheets

31

HRC FUSES

73

HV AC Dielectric Test Set

45

Megohmmeters

HV Cable Testing Solution

43

Metal Components

17

Hydraulic Pipes

225

Mild Steel Flanges

Hydraulic Press

221

Mini Compression Springs Mobile EPS

I

245, 247

INNER GATEFOLD

Panels

41

43 143

45 127

INNER IFC

81 217

Plasma CNC Cutting Machines

191

Plasma Cutting Torch

165

225

Plastic Chains

225

183

Plastic Components

127

Plastic Standpoles

225 225

17

Mobile GC Portable Gas Chromatograph

43

Plastick Tool Pockets

IIoT Controller

25

Mobile Impulse System

43

Plates

107

Impulse Analyzer

45

Mobile Test Lab Van

45

Plugs & Sockets

105

Impulse Current Generator

43

Moisture Meters

Impulse Voltage Generator

43

Motor / Pump Protection Relays

Industrial Connectors

185

Industrial Enclosures

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Industrial Forgings Industrial Plug & Socket Industrial Plugs Industrial Shock Absorbers Indutrial Sockets

225 148, 149 76 - 77 227 76 - 77

INNER IFC

Motor Control Automation Motor Rotation & 3-Phase Testers

Pocket Titrator KF

43

153

Poles

131

163

Polyester / Webbing Slings

109

INNER IFC

Portable AC/DC Hipot

43

Motor Test System (Core Loss Tester)

43

Portable Appliance Testers

41

Motorised Rolling Shutters

11

Power & Harmonics Analyzers

23

Motors

13, 69, 113, 117, FRONT GATEFOLD

Power Analyzers

Motors for Corrosive Atmosphere

113

POWER CLAMPMETERS

Moving Cables

207

Power Distribution Management

INNER IFC

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POWER FACTOR REGULATOR Power Line Transducers

137 23, 153

Scientific & Laboratory Apparatus

245, 247

SCR I Thyristor Power Regulator

Thermocouple Heads

135

97

Thermoplastic Elastomer Tube

227

Thermoplastic Enclosure

Power Management Solutions

85

Sectional Overhead Doors

11

Power Meter

41

Security 8. Access Management

71

Power Quality Management

71

Security Seals

19

Power Quality Meters

49

Security Sensors

64 - 65

Power Quality Monitor

55

Sensors

75, 97

Power Semiconductor Devices

97

Series/ Parallel Resonant Test System

Power Supply Unit

153

Power Transmission Belts

Sheets

27

Shop Aids

Precision Air Moving Products

205

SHUNTS

Precision Ball Screws

219

Signal Sources

Precision Measuring Instruments

245, 247

43

43

227

Silicone Inflatable Seals & Gaskets

227

Presses

201

Slabs

107

Pressure Control Solutions

205

Smart Cards

Pressure Sensors

153

SMPS

Pressure Switches

153

Socket Caps

225

Pressure Transmitter

153

Solar

4, 5

Project Engineering Solutions

191

Solar Analyzers

23

Proximity Switches

148

Solar and Bi -metallics

63

Pump Automation Products

153

Solar Application Cable

Pumps

4-5

Solar Inverter

153

PVC Channel

148

Solar System

31

83

Ratchet Lever Hoist

109

Reactor Loss Measuring System Receptacles

45 76 - 77

97

Twist Drills

197

29 INNER GATEFOLD

Speed Regulators

227

Sprays

148

Squares

107

SS Cable Ties

149

45

Standard Current Transformer

Uniniyvin Cables

36, 93

uPVC Conduits & Fittings

4-5

V Vaccume Contactor

141

Valves

153, 203

Variable Frequency Drive

105

Variable Transformers

32, 33

Vibratory Motor

113 159

127 113

Vibro Sifters

159

Standard Voltage Transformer

127

VMC Machine

IBC

35

Static Elimination Solutions

205

Voltage & Current Testers

149

Static Frequency Converter

45

Resistance Welding Solutions

61

Static Frequency Convertor (EPS)

127

Resonant Test System

45

Static VAR Generator

141

171 45 109

RIV Measurement Equipment

153

Standard Motor

35, 97, 105

Rigging Items

153

Under/ Over Current/ Frequency Relays

Vibro Screens

1

RF Shielded Room

U Under & Over Voltage Relays

64, 65

Reference Impulse Calibrator

Retaining Rings

67

75

225

Releasable Cable Ties

Transmission Towers

107

Stainless Steel Flanges

Relays Modules

45, 127

127

45

Relays

183

Transformer Loss Measuring System

Turns Ratio Meter

Recurrent Surge Generator Refining Furnace

Torsion Springs

Tubes

36, 93

Spectrophotometer

Rails

43 113

73

Spectrum Analyzers

148

TOP-TOGA Autosampler Torque Motors

Silicone Hose

219

Toggle Switch & Connectors

245, 247

133

Racks

153

TOP-TOGA GC

INNER GATEFOLD

Solenoid Interlocks

141

Timers

73, 107

Precision Turned Parts

R

64 - 65

Thyristor Switch Module

43

Stepper & BLDC Motor

219

Strips

107

Submersible Cable Switches

Voltage Detector Voltage Stabilizers

45

INNER IFC 32, 33, 88, 89

Voltage Tester Voltage Testers

53, 54 41

4, 5, 35, 111, FRONT GATEFOLD

Robotic Welding

209

Switchgears

Rodless Cylinders

227

Switching & Controls

Rotary Encoders

177

Rounds

107

S

36, 93

INNER IFC

Voltage and Current Seasoning Equipment

4, 5, 105, 177 153

W WASHERS Welding Cable

T Tachogenerators

97

Tan Delta/ BDV- Oil

43

73 36, 93

Welding Equipments

191

Winding Resistance Meter

127

S.S. Fittings

223

Tapes

73

Wire Rope Hoist

215

S.S. Pipes

223

Telescopic Line

187

Wire Rope Slings

109

S.S.Tubes

223

Temperature Switches

153

Wires

Safety Controllers

161

Temperature Transmitter

153

Workholding

Safety Gloves

229

Tension Springs

Safety Light Curtains

161

Terminals

Safety Mats

64 - 65

Testing & Measuring Instruments

Safety Photocells

161

Testing Apparatus

Safety Relays

161

Textile Motor

Safety Switches Safety Testers

227 105, 148, 149 23 245, 247 113

64 - 65

Thermal Cameras

INNER IFC

INNER GATEFOLD

Thermal Imagers

173

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4, 5, 15 245, 247

3 & 4 Digit Programmable Voltmeter

21

3 Phase Capacitor Bank

45

3 Phase Multi Tap Step-up Transformer

45

3.6 V Inorganic Lithium Batteries

97

4 Digit Programmable Ammeter

21


AD INDEX 261 COMPANY NAME

PG. NO.

COMPANY NAME

PG. NO.

E

A

COMPANY NAME

PG. NO.

HEIDENHAIN OPTICS & ELECTRONICS INDIA PVT. LTD.

177

HINDUSTAN MOTOR MFG. CO.

113

A.C. AUTOMATION

227

EAGLE SALES CORPORATION

91

ACMEE - 2018

10

EATON POWER QUALITY INDIA PVT. LTD.

85

ADOR POWERTRON LIMITED

195

ELECRAMA - 2018

125

HPL ELECTRIC & POWER PVT. LTD.

49

ADOR WELDING LIMITED

191

ELECTROTHERM (INDIA) LTD.

1

HRS PROCESS SYSTEMS LTD.

189

AI EARTHING

39

ELESA AND GANTER INDIA PVT. LTD.

17

HUMMEL CONNECTOR SYSTEMS PVT. LTD.

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ELGI EQUIPMENTS LTD.

9

I

AKASH STEEL CRAFTS PVT. LTD.

223

AMI POLYMER PVT. LTD.

227

EPCOS INDIA PVT. LTD.

141

AMTEX - 2018

216

217

APEX PRECISION MECHATRONIX PVT. LTD.

EPPINGER TOOLING ASIA PVT. LTD.

219

E-SQUARE ALLIANCE PVT. LTD.

AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC LTD.

147 EXOR INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED

IESS - 2018

254

IFMET EXPO - 2018

253

IGUS (INDIA) PVT. LTD.

207

257

IMEX - 2018

228

25

INDIA MACHINE TOOLS SHOW - 2019

252

INDIA TOOLS & INSTRUMENTS CO.

245, 247

INDO AFRICA B2B TRADE EXPO - 2018

249

INNOVISTA SENSORS INDIA PVT. LTD.

FRONT GATEFOLD

INORBIT TOURS PVT. LTD.

226

INSTAMOD AIRPIPE PVT. LTD.

181

INTERTOOL - 2018

251

AUTOMATION & ROBOTICS - 2018

255

AUTOMATION INDIA WELDING TECHNOLOGY (P) LTD.

209

FLIR SYSTEMS INDIA PVT. LTD.

INNER INSIDE FRONT COVER

AXIS ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS (I) PVT. LTD.

63

FLUKE TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD.

FALSE COVER

F

G

B BAJERIA INDUSTRIES

73

BAUMER INDIA PVT. LTD

79

GALAXY EARTHING ELECTRODES (P) LTD.

51

GANDHI AUTOMATIONS PVT. LTD.

11

GEISSEL INDIA PVT. LTD.

133

JINDAL STEEL & POWER LTD.

83

JYOTI CERAMIC INDUSTRIES PVT. LTD.

3

JYOTI CNC AUTOMATION LTD.

INSIDE BACK COVER

BETTINELLI AUTOMATION COMPONENTS PVT. LTD.

175

BIRLA PRECISION TECHNOLOGIES LTD.

197

GIANTLOK INDIA PVT. LTD.

15

81

GLOBE-TECH ENGINEERING EXPO - 2018

224

GOOD WILL INSTRUMENT CO., LTD.

INNER GATEFOLD

GREEN DOT ELECTRIC LIMITED

32, 33, 88, 89

BRACO ELECTRICALS (INDIA) PVT. LTD. C CHHATARIYA RUBBER & CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

222

COLUMBUS McKINNON CORPORATION

215

COMET BRASS PRODUCTS

115

D DOWEL ENGINEERING WORKS

221

H

J

K K.U. SODALAMUTHU AND CO. PVT. LTD.

193

KISTLER INSTRUMENTS INDIA PVT. LTD.

167

HACOP PUMPS PVT. LTD.

201

HANNA EQUIPMENTS (INDIA) PVT. LTD.

29

KJELLBERG CUTTING AND WELDING INDIA

165

HARTING (INDIA) PVT. LTD.

185

K-LITE INDUSTRIES

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262 AD

INDEX

COMPANY NAME

PG. NO.

COMPANY NAME

PG. NO.

KUEBLER AUTOMATION INDIA PVT. LTD.

169

NEWTECH POWER INDUSTRIES PVT. LTD.

93

KUMBHOJKAR PLASTIC MOULDERS

225

NEXTGEN EQUIPMENTS PVT. LTD.

127

KUSAM ELECTRICAL INDUSTRIES LTD.

137, 145, 151

NIRMOHI INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISES

111

KVTEK POWER SYSTEMS PVT. LTD.

45

NUCLEUS CONSULTANTS

119

P KYORITSU KEW INDIA INSTRUMENTS PVT. LTD.

41

L LAKSHMI RING TRAVELLERS (COIMBATORE) LTD.

179

LEE SPRING COMPANY INDIA PVT. LTD.

183

LEONI CABLE SOLUTIONS (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED

59

PARKER HANNIFIN INDIA PVT. LTD.

37

PERFECT AUTOMATION

99

POLYCAB WIRES PRIVATE LIMITED

4-5

PROTOLAB ELECTRO TECHNOLOGES PVT.LTD.

75

Q

M

QMET EXPO - 2018

250

COMPANY NAME

PG. NO.

SHAH ENTERPRISE

97

SHAVO TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD.

205

SIEMENS LIMITED

13

SKIPPER LIMITED

67

SMALLEY STEEL RING COMPANY

171

SRISHTI LIGHTING

101

STEEL MART

107, 109

SUMIP COMPOSITES PVT. LTD.

131

SVS BUILDWEL P. LTD .

123

T TATA STEEL LIMITED

31

TEJ INDUSTRIES

225

TEKMEASURE TECHNOLOGIES PVT. LTD.

43

MARK TRADE LINKS

149

MARVEL GLOVES INDUSTRIES

229

R. K. ENGINEERING PVT. LTD.

105

TESTO INDIA PVT. LTD.

53, 54, 173

MARVEL MACHINE TOOLS PVT. LTD.

201

RAJKOT MACHINE TOOLS SHOW - 2018

218

THE ELECTRIC MERCHANTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ASSOCIATION

103

MAXON PRECISION MOTOR INDIA PVT. LTD.

69

REER SAFETY

161

THE INDIAN ELECTRIC CO.

117

MECC ALTE INDIA PVT. LTD.

47

RISHABH INSTRUMENTS PVT. LTD.

55

TRUE POWER EARTHINGS PVT LTD

129

MECHELONIC ENGINEERS PVT. LTD.

61

RMG POLYVINYL INDIA LTD.

143

MECO INSTRUMENTS PRIVATE LTD.

23

ROLLON INDIA PVT. LTD. - INDIA

187

UNIQUE DIECASTING PRODUCTS PVT. LTD.

135

MECO METERS PRIVATE LTD.

21

RR KABEL LIMITED

36

203

MEGADYNE GROUP

27

153

MENNEKES ELECTRIC INDIA PVT. LTD.

RUDRA IMPEX CORPORATION

UNP POLYVALVES (INDIA) PVT LTD URJA

139

76 - 77

159

MERCANTILE ELECTRIC CORPORATION

RUSSELL FINEX SIEVES AND FILTERS PVT. LTD.

148

MET + HTS - 2018

230

MGM-VARVEL POWER TRANSMISSION PVT LTD

87

MINILEC (INDIA) PVT. LTD.

153

R

S

71

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W WE ELECTRIC INDIA PVT. LTD.

35

WORLD BUILD INDIA - 2018

220

SAFCON SEALS PRIVATE LIMITED

19

SAFEXPRESS PVT. LTD.

7

XL ELECTRICALS

SCHMERSAL INDIA PVT LTD

64 - 65

Z

SEW-EURODRIVE INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED

163

ZKL BEARINGS (INDIA) PVT. LTD.

N NEPTUNE (INDIA) LTD.

U

X 95

199


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CNC Bridge Type Vertical Machining Centers

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CNC Vertical Machining Centers

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CNC High Performance Vertical Machining Centers

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