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Elgi Equipments Limited III Quarter 2018-19 Results Elgi Equipments Ltd, manufacturer of air compressors, announced the results for the third quarter ended 31st December, 2018, posting a PAT of Rs. 19.0 Crores on a standalone basis for the quarter, compared to Rs. 19.4 Crores in the same period in 2017-2018.Sales for the quarter was Rs. 296 Crores as against Rs.268 Crores in the corresponding quarter in 2017-2018. The consolidated PAT for the group for the quarter ended 31st December,

2018 was Rs.23,4 Crores as compared to Rs. 28.0 Crores during the corresponding period in 2017-2018. Consolidated sales for the group was Rs. 470 Crores for the quarter ended 31st December, 2018 compared to Rs. 415 Crores in the corresponding quarter in 2017-2018 The Company’s compressor business in the domestic market grew by 11% over the corresponding quarter in 2017-18. Domestic sales growth has been in line

with expectations, though there have been challenges in some segments. The Company continues to grow its share of business in the domestic market. The Company’s international business has grown steadily in its key focus markets. The performance inthese markets is in line with expectations. The Company’s automotive business though sluggish this quarter is expected to improve in the latter part of this year.

Outlook for the IV Quarter 2018-19 The domestic market is expected to witness moderate growth and international business is expected to grow to expectations.. With its market initiatives,the Company is confident of creating opportunities and opening up new avenues of revenue..

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Dhoot Group signs MOU with Landrum & Brown for building Water Aerodromes Dhoot Group, a Pan-India conglomerate headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal has signed an MOU on the 9thof October, 2018 with Landrum & Brown, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA), one of the world’s foremost authorities in the Aviation design space, to exclusively collaborate on the upcoming Water Aerodrome sector in India. Both the organizations have expressed their intention to cooperate within the scope of their mandates and their complementary spheres of competence to work towards building Water Aerodromes throughout the country exclusively with each other. The Civil Aviation Ministry of the Government of India has been aggressively ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

moving forward in their dream of connecting all parts of the country cheaply and effectively. Setting up of Water Aerodromes is a major component of this approach, and the DGCA has already issued regulations in June of this year, underlining the seriousness of the Government’s intentions. The Union Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari, has emphasized that India holds the potential to accommodate 10,000 sea planes, and that there will be 60 water aerodromes in the Lucknow to Allahabad, Allahabad to Varanasi and Varanasi to Haldia corridor, along with the area between Delhi and Agra. Piyush Dhoot, CEO of Dhoot Group, said “I’m delighted to sign this MOU

with Landrum & Brown, a globally renowned design and development firm in the Aviation Sector, to explore multiple prospects in the Water Aerodrome Sector. At Dhoot Group, we believe this sector to has vast potential in the next decade and thus are happy to be at the forefront of exploring the exciting upcoming opportunities in this sector.” After signing the MOU, Debayan Sen, Associate Director of Landrum & Brown, said, “L&B is excited to support the Dhoot group in developing this important aviation infrastructure asset for the country. We expect Water Aerodromes to be a real enabler for air transportation and economic growth in India by providing efficient

Shri Debayan Sen, Associate Director of Landrum & Brown, and Shri Piyush Dhoot, CEO of Dhoot Group, (L-R)with the signed MOU formalizing their collaboration in the Water Aerodrome space. access to coastal lands and river basins at a fraction of the cost of roadway connectivity. L&B has vast experience in planning and designing of Water Aerodromes around the world, and with the proven execution capabilities of Dhoot Group, we foresee a very bright future for our partnership.”

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QVI India Pvt Ltd opens new Pune office Quality Vision International Inc (QVI) of Rochester, New York, USA announces the opening of its new office in Pune, India. The formal opening ceremony was held Friday, 1 February 2019, and was attended by customers, guests and media. The new office was inaugurated by Mr. Fred Mason, Senior Vice President of Marketing, in presence of Therese Corrigan-Bastuk, Product & Brand Marketing Director, from QVI headquarters in USA, and Mr. Shreyansh B Hippargi, Managing Director of QVI India Pvt. Ltd. The Pune office joins the existing headquarter office in Bengaluru. These two offices will act as bases of operations for sales and service of the company’s products in southern India.

About QVI QVI (Quality Vision International, www.qvii. com) designs and builds

Ribbon cutting for the new QVI India Pune office. a complete line of dimensional measuring systems that combine proprietary optical, laser, and contact sensors for precision measurement of manufactured components and assemblies. More than 65,000 QVI systems have been delivered to manufacturers in over 75 countries to measure and inspect their products for quality and process control. Founded in 1945, QVI

is the world leader in optical, electronic and software technologies for vision and multisensor measuring systems. QVI brands include OGP, SmartScopeÂŽ, VIEW, RAM, CCP, KOTEM, Itaca and ShapeGrabber. Headquartered in Rochester, New York, USA, QVI maintains corporate facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, with independent channel.

About QVI India QVI India was founded in 2008, with its Head Office located in Bengaluru, and branch Office in Pune. Over the Years QVI has supplied various systems In India across diverse spectrum of Industries including Medical, Automotive, Plastics, Electronics, Aerospace, Defense to name a few. We have representation across India for Sales and Service. We have fully equipped Demo Centre at our Bengaluru Office, which showcases the latest and advanced systems developed by QVI.

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CERATIZIT Group presents its cutting tool competence brands for India The CERATIZIT Group presented its new cutting tool competence unified brand structure for the Indian market for the first time at IMTEX 2019. Over the next few years, under the umbrella of the CERATIZIT Group, the four competence brands Cutting Solutions by CERATIZIT, KOMET, WNT and KLENK will continue the rapid growth shown in recent years. India is an up-andcoming key market for the CERATIZIT Group. In the future, as a result of the cutting tool division being reorganized, customers will benefit from the bundled know-how of the four competence brands and access one of the most complete product portfolios in the

industry. “We took advantage of KOMET’s takeover, and completely restructured our cutting tool division with a view to the future, in order to serve our customers even better by providing comprehensive solutions for all fields of application in cutting,” explains board member Thierry Wolter. The leading expertise of the

four competence brands for the Indian market not only covers all machining applications, but also offers tailor-made solution packages for industries such as automotive, aerospace and heavy metal cutting, which were displayed at IMTEX. CERATIZIT attaches great importance to the local production of its cutting tools in India. With a production site in Kolkata

and two plants in Bengaluru and more than 630 employees throughout India, the CERATIZIT Group is now able to produce the entire range of cutting tool solutions in India, from indexable inserts and tool holders to solid carbide and PCD tools. The product portfolio also includesturnkey project solutions, for which a dedicated team is available to assist customers with special tools and total machining solutions. Besides the tools, these solutions also include fixing and programming the machine. In addition to the company’s own sales staff, a nationwide distribution network with over 160 channel partners ensures proximity to the customer.

Legrand India announces its first voice controlled experiential centre in Bangalore Legrand India inaugurated its first voice enabled stateof-the-art experience centre Innoval in Bangalore. Innoval will host Legrand Group India’s company products – Legrand, Numeric & Valrack. Globally Innoval’s are present at France, Greece, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Dubai, and made its first-time entry in the Asia Pacific region with its launch in Mumbai, India followed by its successful launch in Ahmedabad, Lucknow. This is the first such showroom in ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

Mr. Jean Charles Thuard, CEO & MD, Legrand India inaugurates the first voice controlled experience centre- Innoval in Bangalore India to be fully automated and voice controlled. Innoval is Legrand’s

global brand of product showcases. The name Innoval reflects Legrand’s brand

value of developing ranges of innovative products (Valley of Innovation). The narrative at Innoval is based on the concept of ‘Source to End Usage’, where the products are arranged in relation to each other and according to where they fall on the energy and data distribution grid. Keeping in mind the vastly different profiles of visitors, the products are arranged as per the business verticals, namely - Home Automation, User


face, Energy Distribution, Structured Cabling, UPS and Cable Management. The design approach is based on the concept of Designeering. Jean Charles Thuard, CEO & Managing Director, Legrand India said, ‘The breadth of Legrand’s offer has diversified over the last 20 years in India. It has developed product solution for various industries and its user (investors, system integrator, architects, panel builder, end customer etc.) To speak to these new aged customers and to consol-

Legrand India launches first voice controlled experience center- Innoval in Bangalore idate its credibility with regards to the new offers and expertise, Legrand has updated its approach for its

customers”. Sameer Saxena, Director- Marketing, Legrand India said, “Legrand has a

vast offering of electrical and digital infrastructure products across several business verticals; many of which highly technical to understand. The idea behind Innoval was to break this down for the customer, by curating the products within a framework of an experiential and interactive narrative that is simpler to comprehend. It was first time in India that any B2B brand is taking step towards B2B experience zone for their customer (in highly technical segment).”

Uwe Gräff new Board member New Technologies & Quality On January 1, 2019, Mr. Uwe Gräff was appointed to the Board of New Technologies & Quality at the HARTING Technology Group. He follows Dr. Frank Brode, who retires on the same date. “I’m particularly pleased that we were able to fill this position internally, as it’s so important for the technology group. This demonstrates the continuity and long-term nature of our actions and the quality of our management,”said Board Chairman Philip Harting. Gräff assumed the position of Managing Director at HARTING Technology Group at the beginning of 2015, and was initially responsible for the Market and Development area at HARTING Electric and the Development division at HARTING ElectronENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

Uwe Gräff (left) succeeds Dr. Frank Brode as new Board member for New Technologies & Quality on January 1, 2019. ics. He is currently Managing Director of HARTING Electric and HARTING IT Software Development at the Espelkamp-based family-owned business. After studying engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Bingen and obtaining his first professional experience at an engineering firm, Gräff moved to Festo in Esslin-

gen in 1993. He worked there until the end of 2014, most recently as “Director of Global Development Automation”. “We look forward to constructive cooperation with Mr. Gräff. Above all, he will continue to drive forward the topics of digitisation and Industrie 4.0,”says Philip Harting. On behalf of the fami-

ly and the Management Board, Philip Harting thanks Dr. Ing. Brode for his successful work and many years of trusting cooperation. After joining the Technology Group in July 2011, Dr. Brode was particularly instrumental in continuously developing quality standards. His tenure witnessed the construction and opening of the HARTING Quality and Technology Center (HQT). At the same time, he implemented important technological innovations. Dr. Brode further provided impetus as a member of numerous important bodies and associations and through his contacts with universities and other research institutions.

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igus customer meet “iConnect” for Machine Tool and Allied Industries

Mime Performance showcasing igus services: Reduces cost, efforts and save your precious times igus conducted Customer Meet “iConnect” for Machine Tool and Allied Industries on 28th January 2019 at Sheraton Grand Bangalore hotel at Brigade Gateway. Light - and brightness - represents the positive, the good and the good spirits. The event started with lighting of Diya by Mr. Kevin Knust, International Product Manager chainflex – igus Germany, Mr. Deepak Paul: Managing Director-igus

India and Mr. Santhosh Jacob: Director- igus India. This event was attended by approximate 220 people from companies like AMS (Ace Manufacturing Systems Limited), BFW (Bharat Fritz Werner Limited), Lakshmi Machine Works Limited, Jyoti CNC Automation Ltd, Pari Robotics, Sahajanand Laser Technology Limited, Cosmos Impex India Pvt. Ltd, Mac Power CNC Machines Pvt. Ltd., Precihole

Machine Tool Pvt. Ltd and many more to count on. The key message which was conveyed in the event was the movement towards productivity and lean in production, highlighting how igus readychains and redaysystems (linear guides) are ready to support Indian manufacturing Industry to become lean. igus used an interesting mime show to emphasis “How time can be saved, efforts can be reduced,

and cost can be effective by using igus readychains (which are ready to install and assembled ready products from igus for all its customers)”. The event was highly interactive with customers enjoying with each other during some educational yet fun activities. The day concluded with dinner and music for all present for the evening. For more information Web:

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India to leave behind US in terms of steel consumption this year Minister of Steel Chaudhary Birender Singh recently said that the government is considering an increase in the budgetary allocation for research and development to boost the steel sector. Speaking at the 4th edition of India Steel 2019 organized by the Ministry of Steel, Government of India jointly with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Mr Singh said, “We are likely to leave behind US in terms of steel consumption this year. Growth trend in steel consumption in India will continue, due to strong manufacturing sector, diversified demand demographics, accelerated expenditure on infrastructure, anticipated increase in GDP and strong


focus on ‘Make in India’. A budget of around Rs. 6 lakh crores was allocated for infrastructure development in this financial year. So, based on these enabling factors and with huge potential yet to be tapped, the per capita consumption can easily be increased from the current levels. I am happy to share that we have been able to bring a shift in mind set and the work

culture in these areas, as demonstrated by actual performance.” Mr Binoy Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Steel emphasized, “The National Steel Policy 2017 along with the Policy for Preference to Domestically Manufactured Iron & Steel Products (DMI&SP), is not just aimed at providing a boost to the steel industry in the country but also acts as a facilitator to the

‘Make In India’ initiative of the Government of India. These policies have resulted in savings of more than INR 8000 Cr till date”. Underlining the importance of not showing any disadvantage to the sector, he added that they are also reviewing the DMI&SP policy and trying to find convergence between DMI&SP policy and Public Procurement Order 2017 of DIPP; “Under the ambit of the policy, 16 more steel products were brought under Quality Control Order, which now covers a total of 53 products. The endeavor is to bring more products under the Quality Control Order in an effort towards prohibiting production, import and distribution of substandard products.”


KBL becomes first Indian pump manufacturing company to launch the KU6 Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) reiterated its capabilities as the country’s leading provider of innovative pumping solutions by launching three products in less than a month. The company has precisely launched three products, including two pumps and a water filtration product to be used with pumps. The KU6 - oil-filled 6” borewell submersible pump series will be available in three variants and is designed to ensure higher-efficiency at a lower cost as it consumes less power. These pumps are suited for meeting gardening and farming requirements in farmhouses and

bungalows, domestic and industrial water supply, sprinkler & drip systems in farms, firefighting systems, etc. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ashish Tripathi, AVP, Retail Business, KBL, expressed “These low-maintenance pumps facilitate longer life of the motor by ensuring lower friction loss. The power-saving KU6 pumps can efficiently work even in low voltage, which makes them ideal for continuous working applications.” K-Kleen 25, on the other hand, is a unique chlorination technology designed exclusively for improving the quality of water delivered through the

pump. The K-Kleen 25 kit, which can be mounted on any Mini range of pumps, comes equipped with an in-built inline chlorinator and cartridge that facilitate the filtering of water flowing through the pump on which it is mounted. Besides, the company also launched the Kirloskar Vertical Multi-stage (KVM) pump, developed predominantly for use in RO plants. In the RO plants, the KVM pump will be used for pumping water at high pressure across the membranes to facilitate delivery of potable and safe drinking water. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Suman Chakraborty,

AVP, Small Pump Business, KBL, expressed, “We truly believe that this highly-efficient pump wonder will act as the heart of a RO plant and, for such a critical application, the built quality of the pump is paramount. And it gives us immense pride and satisfaction to inform that the sturdy KVM pump has been built to stand the test of time, thus ensuring the customer of its long-lasting reliable operation.”

Messe Frankfurt India enter into strategic partnership with CREDAI-MCHI Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd together with the apex body of Real Estate Developers in Mumbai and Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR),


CREDAI-MCHI announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership. Following the successful association in 2018, the two organisations have

decided to work closely to provide a truly international business platform for real estate developers and builders. Under this alliance, all events organised by Messe Frankfurt in the architectural mobility and vertical transportation segment, namely IEE EXPO 2020 and E2 FORUM will be strongly supported by CREDAI-MCHI facilitating stronger dialogue between industry stakeholders. The alliance will also see joint participation of

CREDAI-MCHI and Messe Frankfurt India at procurement meetings with purchase directors during the

L-R- Mr Nayan Shah President, CREDAIMCHI; Mr Winston Pereira, GM, Messe Frankfurt India year to better understand industry requirements and how IEE Expo could fill the technology and demand gap. The Messe Frankfurt Indian subsidiary which


acquired the International Elevator & Escalator Show hosted the first edition under its arm in 2018. IEE Expo is part of Messe Frankfurt’s global building technologies portfolio which includes 24 trade fairs on three continents in its building technologies area of expertise. In the space of urban mobility and vertical transportation solutions in particular,

Messe Frankfurt organises the renowned E2 Forum in Italy and Frankfurt under its banner where innovations, digitisation and sustainability in the buildings of the future is paired with pioneering solutions and concepts from the lift and escalator industry. E2 Forum offers architects, planners and operators of lift and escalator systems the chance to

obtain information, engage in dialogue and share ideas with manufacturers and developers. Bringing this successful concept to India, Messe Frankfurt India announced that E2 Forum will mark its launch in Mumbai in 2019. Mr Winston Pereira, General Manager, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd shared: “We are glad to announce the

launch of E2 Forum in India and together with IEE Expo are confident that the platforms will enable developers and builders to access architectural mobility solutions that address the critical elements of space availability, safety and sustainable urbanisation.” For more information com

Metso to deliver large-scale pellet plant to Tata Steel Metso has won a significant order to deliver a large-scale iron ore pellet plant and related engineering services to Tata Steel for the expansion of the Kalinganagar operation located in Odisha state in India. The order has been booked in Metso’s 4th quarter 2018 orders received. The new pellet plant will be equipped with capability to utilize a dual fuel burner and a burner management system that will enable the use of iron ore feed from different sources, optimizing the overall cost of production,

including the fuel type and consumption. “Metso and Tata Steel have a history of more than 25 years of successful cooperation. We take this much-valued partnership and the confidence in our know-how as clear indicators that we have been able to meet their business needs in a fast-changing business environment. In line with our value proposition, we will assist Tata Steel in minimizing fuel consumption and reducing their carbon footprint in pellet production,” says Victor Tapia, President, Metso’s Mining Equipment

business area. Tata Steel Limited is amongst the largest steel-producing companies globally, with manufacturing operations in 26 countries and crude deliveries of about 28 million tons in 2017. Operational since 2015, the Kalinganagar plant is one of Tata Steel’s key manufacturing locations in India. “Working together with Tata Steel over the years, we have developed a strong understanding of their business and of what adds value to their operation; this understanding helps us to deliver the

required performance. On that account, we were able to design a pelletizing solution that enables the lowest cost per ton of pellet produced while providing flexibility for varying qualities of feed to optimize the production quality and rate,” says Kamal Pahuja, SVP Indian market area at Metso. Today, Metso is the leading player in pelletizing in India. This order is Metso’s first iron ore pellet plant solution for Tata Steel. In summer 2018, Metso reported its largest-ever pellet plant delivery to JSW Steel.

OMICRON launches MONTESTO 200 OMICRON’s MONTESTO 200 combines on-line partial discharge (PD) measurement and temporary on-line PD monitoring functions into one portable system. The IP65 rated MONTESTO 200 can be used both indoors and outdoors ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

for insulation condition assessments on various medium-voltage and high-voltage electrical assets under load, including motors and generators, power transformers and power cables. Partial discharge activity is a reliable indicator of

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Sandvik Coromant showcases new paths to success at IMTEX Bangalore At this year’s IMTEX exhibition (Bangalore, 24-30 January ), Sandvik Coromant showcased how customers and partners could achieve significantly higher productivity levels, more flexible machining processes and more sustainable production under the theme ‘Shaping the future together’. The world’s leading supplier of tools and knowhow to the metalworking industryrevealed how it is revolutionizing the world of turning, improving the entire manufacturing process with digital connectivity solutions and offering fascinating possibilities for the automotive and aerospace industries. Located at Stand A 102 in Hall 3B, Sandvik Coromant presentedInnovative Digital Machining solutions designed to reduce waste and increase efficiency for customers. These innovations

included CoroPlus®, Process Control which helps avoid premature failure of tools, ensures consistent quality of components and also reduces damage due to collisions. CoroPlus®ToolGuide, provides fast and precise tool recommendations for the specific operation and material type, as well as CoroPlus®ToolLibrary, which enables users to integrate tool assemblies directly into their digital machining environment. Along with software that helps improve design

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to take action. It is an easily attainable step for manufacturers that are looking to reduce waste in production and make a smooth transition into a digital way of working. Trade visitors also discovered the latest technologies in the fields of turning, milling and drilling at the 200 m2 stand. Included will be turning solutions such as CoroCut® QD for Y-axis parting. CoroCut® QD uses the potential of modern turning centres and multi-tasking machines to guide the tool in the Y direction, positioning the upper side of the indexable insert parallel to the end of the blade. This capability enables faster feed speeds and the machining of longer overhangs without loss of stability.

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to increase market penetration. The new IEC standards – IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 –were revised in March 2016 to reflect the emerging requirements of the solar industry in the face of evolving technology and dramatic variations in climatic and other

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modules manufactured with crystalline silicon and other thin-film technology. Commenting on the accreditation, Mr. Suresh Sugavanam, UL’s vice president and managing director for South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa said, “India has a significant share of PV module manufacturers in India who cater to the global market and they can gain competitive advantage by partnering with us to gain the IEC certification to ensure wider market entry and

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ABB microgrid to be installed at IIT Roorkee The groundbreaking ceremony of ABB microgrid with battery energy storage at the campus of Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee (IITR), was held to commence the smart campus development project. This is part of the larger R&D collaboration outlined in an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) between ABB and IITR signed in July, 2018. The agreement for technology collaboration also includes the creation of a Smart Grid Resource Center, joint R&D facilities and support for PhD students. The smart campus development, in addition to the microgrid, would include technology solutions like smart metering, SCADA, ring main unit (RMUs) and a backbone of wireless broadband communication platform. ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

It aims to create an operational smart grid network integrating all sources of energy including diesel generation and renewable energy. Another objective is to create a research platform to meet the requirements of the evolving grid like bi-directional flow of electricity with localized generation and enhance environmental awareness to influence consumer behavior to maximize usage

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InORBIT Tours set exciting travel package for GMTN : The Bright World of Metals 2019 The quartet of technology trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST, will take place in Düsseldorf from 25 – 29 June 2019, will be a summit meeting for the international trade community again. Under the motto “The Bright World of Metals” the topics foundry technology, metallurgical technology, thermal process engineering and cast products will again be at the focus of global attention. The four international technology trade fairs; GIFA (International Foundry Trade Fair), METEC (International Metallurgical Technology Trade Fair), THERMPROCESS (International Trade Fair for Thermo Process Technology) and NEWCAST (International Trade Fair for Precision Castings), will be supported by a high-calibre programme of side events including numerous seminars, international congresses and lecture series. The focus of all four trade fairs and the accompanying events are energy and resource efficiency, said Mr. Om Prakash after his meeting with Mr. Werner M. Dornscheidt – President & CEO, Messe Dusseldorf. The quartet of technology trade fairs GIFA, METEC, THERMPROCESS and NEWCAST closed right on target after five trade fair days in Düsseldorf. 2200 exhibitors from throughout the world met with 78,000 visitors from ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

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Ador envisions providing complete welding solutions to manufacturing sector Mr. Satish BhatManaging Director Ador Welding Limited


Ador Welding, the pioneer and leader in welding in India, has traversed a long journey since 1951, partaking in the post-independence industrialization in the country by providing comprehensive solutions for metal joining, metal cutting and automated welding. Ador firmly believes in import substitution and indigenization of manufacture and has come up with several path-breaking products and solutions required for critical applications in a crosssection of the industry in which the priority sector is predominant. Mr. P.K. Balasubbramaniian speaks to Mr. Satish Bhat, Managing Director, Ador Welding to capture the spirit of innovation of this home grown company which is currently on a growth trajectory and is giving a new fillip to the ‘make in India’ mission. Excerpts:


Q. Ador Welding carries the sobriquet, ‘Welders to the Nation’. How do you substantiate this positioning? Over the past sixty-eight years, Ador Welding Limited (AWL for short) has been manufacturing the finest welding consumables and equipment to cater to requirements across industries. As pioneers in Welding, since 1951, we have played a major role in India’s infrastructural transformation. Our products have been used by the entire industry spectrum. Besides, we have also been actively involved in research in welding and training in skill development for welding engineers, supervisors and welders for around six decades now. We have managed to blend our offerings in tune with the requirements of the industry. We carry our commitment to welding with even more vigour and enthusiasm today with our unstinted passion and are a revered brand name today. This zeal for welding has translated in to our new tag line ‘Passion

for Welding since 1951’. Undoubtedly today Ador Welding has the largest capacity for manufacturing welding products in India with its four manufacturing plants and reach to the market through its 11 area offices and more than 100 sales and service employees.

Q. You have a glorious past. What’s the legacy you have inherited? Our company is running a legacy that dates back to more than six and half decades. It was established three days prior to the first ever general election of independent India on the red-letter day of 22nd October 1951. Since its inception, it has traversed a long journey which has served as prime source of employment for hundreds of employees all these years. We have been hailed as nothing short of a national heritage due to our premier welding and associated service and the main architects to lay the foundation stone for the post-independence industrialization in our country. Since

our establishment, we have been the foremost choice for the finest Welding Consumables & Equipment, Welding Automation Products and Systems, CNC cutting systems, PPE & Gas cutting products and accessories. Innovation is in the DNA of the company. Ador Welding has also invested heavily in R&D of welding products and I am proud to state that almost all products that we offer are developed indigenously with local talent.

Q. How comprehensive and all-pervading are your welding and cutting solutions? We are widely respected as a pioneer and leader in the welding industry providing the finest Welding Consumables & Equipment, Welding Automation solutions, CNC cutting systems, PPE & Gas cutting products and accessories. The Project Engineering Business (PEB) of AWL is a forward integration of its welding capabilities. PEB manufactures Gas flares for refineries and steel plants, Process Equipment for

Ador has four manufacturing facilities in Pune, Ahmednagar, Silvassa and Raipur



Petrochemical Industries, Fertilizer and Chemical plants, Heat Exchangers and Pressure vessels, Furnaces for Cremators and Incinerators and has most recently forayed into EPC contracts in India and abroad. AWL, best known now by its new slogan “Passion for Welding since 1951’, provides its comprehensive range of products to industries like Automobile, Wind Energy, Thermal & Nuclear Power, Heavy Engg, Mining, Chemical and Fertilizer, Oil & Gas, PEB, Railways, Defence, Infrastructure and many others ensuring the highest level of welding & fabrication excellence. AWL has evolved with the growing demands of the industry and is India’s largest manufacturer of welding consumables catering to the Domestic market and an International clientele spanning more than forty countries!

Q. What’s your present range of manufacture? We manufacture everything in the welding space for all welding processes viz; SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, SAW, ESSC, Resistance Welding, etc. It means we manufacture all types of Welding consumables, Welding Equipment and Automation solutions for welding. Besides, Ador Welding Academy is in the vanguard of welding education and skill development in the country

Ador makes a comprehensive range of welding consumables

Q. Could you throw some light on your manufacturing facilities and wherewithal? Our business model is based on Manufacturing of welding products at four strategically located manufacturing plants across the country and selling them to direct customers and through a wide network of more than a thousand distributors and channel partners and a team of around one hundred sales and service engineers spread across the country. We have our eleven area offices located the country and four manufacturing facilities at Pune, Ahmednagar, Silvassa & Raipur. We have modern manufacturing Plant & Machinery, Testing facility, third party approvals for products, plant and combinations. All plants are ISO 9001-2015, ISO 14001-2015 and EMS 18001-2007 certified. We advocate green manufacturing hence also have installed a solar plant at Raipur and in process / assessment for our Pune facility.

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We have state-of-the-art ETP and STP facility and do a lot of water harvesting at our factories with the highest capacity for manufacturing of Welding Equipment in India.

Q. How do you instill quality in your products and services? We have our own self-imposed quality standards. Our comprehensive and stringent QA procedures are compliant to international standards. We have extensive testing facilities e.g; Corrosion tests as per NACE standards, Corrosion practices for stainless steel as per ASTM A262 & ASTM A923, Fractional toughness test – CTOD, High temperature strength especially for creep resistant material. We have Special testing equipment like Optical Emission Spectrometers, Carbon-Sulphur Analyzers, Gas Chromatographs, Metallurgical Microscope with Image Analyzer Software and more. We have a fully equipped in-house laboratory at our Technology Development Center in Pune (NABL accredited) and both our Silvassa and Raipur plants are equipped with the latest instruments for carrying out required tests and trials e.g. ICP, XRF. We are the only company in this field to have a “Clean room” for the manufacture of inverter welding equipment in India and humidity control testing equipment, Hannover analyzers, etc. We have invested heavily in R&D facilities at our Technology Development Centers for wholly indigenously manufactured products. Our product design & development

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Women empowerment: Ador Welding Academy trained 100 plus women welders last year and got them gainfully employed capabilities are unmatched both for welding consumables and equipment.

Q. What are the quality systems and standards you follow? And your products must be carrying several approvals? We are ISO 9001:2015 certified for our Quality management Systems and our products are approved by national and international approval agencies like ABS, LRA, DNV, BV, RDSO, CE and CWB. Our products are approved by top companies like NTPC, BHEL, ONGC, Reliance, L&T, PDO, NPCC, etc. This makes our products preferred by end -users across industrial

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sectors on the most critical applications in Nuclear Power, Refineries, Off shore rigs, Shipping industries, Naval applications, Defence establishments, Mining, Infrastructure projects, Hydel Power plants, Heavy Engineering, Automobile, Steel plants, Thermal Power, Gas pipelines & Railway projects.

Q. What’s your catalytic contribution to ‘nation building’? ‘Make in India’ has been our motto. We don’t buy and sell. We develop capabilities to meet constantly evolving market needs.We firmly believe in indigenization and all our products are made in India. Our work for developing import substitutes has been pathbreaking with top PSUs like BARC, NMRL, DRDO, etc. Many monuments of national importance have been built using our special welding consumables and equipment be it the Bhakhra Nangal dam in Punjab that was completed in the early 1960s to the Bogie beel bridge in Assam to the world’s tallest rail bridge being built near Jammu to the Adi Shiva yogi statue. We have a unique customer-centric behavior inculcated in our ethos and we consciously work towards developing solutions. We have been a complete welding solutions provider to the world of manufacturing with our versatile range of products. Refineries, Steel plants, Hydel Power plants, Therma

Power Plants, Oil and Gas pipelines, Automotive, Mining and many more industries have all been using our products. Digitalization of our systems and processes has led to a discernable improvement in time to delivery and product life cycle management. Our exclusively designed apps for business intelligence, customer order processing & sales management have enhanced efficiencies greatly. The latest and most versatile process that we have introduced to the world of welding is the Tip-Tig process which essentially gives excellent quality welding at almost three times the speeds of conventional Tig welding and greatly improves welder efficiency and productivity besides giving exceptionalquality. This versatile process also reduced heat input compared to conventional Tig and greatly eases the Tig welding process itself making it an easier job for the welder.

Q. You are in the vanguard of welding education. What’s your role in skill development as well as women empowerment? We have separate skill development institute “Ador Welding Academy” to enhance the skill set of Students, Professionals and trainers. Through AWA, Ador Welding has progressively extended its knowledge and expertise to cover specializations by catering to the most stringent and sophisticated demands of the industry. We are associated with the National Skill Development Council (NSDC) and ‘Skill India’ through the National Skill Mission towards developing the welding skill set in the country. We have trained more than 100 women welders in the past year or so especially those from the economically challenged sections of the society and have made them gainfully employed in the industry. This mission also forms a very important

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part of our CSR activities. One of the differentiating USPs of our academy that makes it stand out amongst peers is that we have a 100% employment record of students from economically backward strata of society. We believe in making lives of people and not just train them.

Q. You claim to be in the cutting edge of technology. What are the technological innovations you have spearheaded recently? As mentioned earlier innovation is in the DNA of Ador Welding Ltd. We continuously innovate our all business processes, systems, process and also innovate products and services. All the products and services offered by Ador are developed in-house with local talent in line with “Make In India” ethos at the heart of it. The fact that around 70 employees are engaged in Design and R&D activities at Ador Welding, speaks volumes for our efforts towards offering new technology. Aiding this endeavor is world-class infrastructure for Design and R&D activities that gives us cutting edge in offering new technologies at highest speeds.We have the first and only clean room for the manufacture of inverter welding equipment in the country which gives our welding inverter equipment cutting edge quality that has resulted in an unparalleled 3- year warranty for our welding equipment. Our Welding equipment model Champ T400 has won the “India Design Award” for the best industrial design last year. The Champ Pulse 500 is India’s only indigenously made pulse MiG welding machine at par with world standards. We have developed welding con-

sumables with creep data for high temperature high strength applications for refineries, fertilizer& power plants. Our consumables are used extensively in Nuclear applications too. Our work with top defence research establishments has led to th edevelopment ofc onsumables for DMR249A and HLES grade steels for warships and submarines. We have designed and supplied equipped Diesel engine-driven welding sets to work at high altitudes at subzero temperature for the Armed forces. Our Welding equipment can now be IOT and AI enabled to ensure that we are in sync with the latest industrial revolution that is happening around the world in industry 4.0. Our work on high strength alloys for fabrication of complexstructures to the tune of 120,000 psi and more and development of flux-cored wires for 9 Cr 1/2moly steels is path-breaking. We are perhaps the only Indian company to have developedconsumables. for the Electroslag Strip cladding process. Our Stainless steel consumables are designed to meet severe impact conditions of up to -196 degrees C with excellent lateral expansion values. The introduction of Tig-Tig technology makes GTAW welding possible at high speeds essentially giving Tig quality at Mig welding speeds!These are a few of the innovations that set us apart from domestic and international competition.

Q. Which are your market segments and who are your major customers? AWL, best known as ‘Welders to the Nation’, provides its comprehensive range of products to industries like

Automobile, Wind Energy, Thermal & Nuclear Power, Heavy Engg, Mining, Chemical and Fertilizer, Oil & Gas, PEB, Railways, Defence, Infrastructure and others ensuring the highest level of welding & fabrication excellence. Companies like L&T, Reliance, Maruti- Suzuki, BEML, TATA, Godrej, Yamaha, Ford, Hyundai, Alfa laval, Royal Enfield, Bajaj, ONGC, HMEL, BPCL,SKF , FLSmidth, SAIL, Aditya Birla Group, Coal India , MRPL, Cochin Shipyard, BHEL, Railways and Defence are a few of the many names on the domestic scene. In the International markets we have ASRY, NPCC, Dangote, Petrofac, KOC, KNPC, QP, Eversendai to name just a few.

Q. Please tell us about your export performance and reach. AWL has been exporting since the 1960s when it became arguably independent India’s first exporter for welding consumables . Our products are approved by all major oil& gas companies and top construction & infrastructure companies in the Middle East and Africa and also by many top consumers in South East Asia. We have an entire team of sales and service personnel posted at our international business office in Sharjah and a strong network of distributors who ensure prompt deliveries. We have been expanding our network of end-users and distributors across the globe and are looking at a double digit growth in our international business this year.

Q. What’s your vision for Ador? We are on a mission to provide complete welding solutions to the world of manufacturing for enhancing their operational efficiencies. My vision for Ador Welding is to take it to Rs.1000 crores of turnover in the next five years. In the short term we have targeted Rs.600 crores by 2019-20. FEBRUARY 2019 | ENGINEERING REVIEW


Mr. Prasanna Kumar Rao, Managing Director, Heidelberg ProMinent Fluid Controls India Pvt. Ltd

We would soon be launching some innovative products for the Oil & Gas Industry: PK Rao Heidelberg ProMinent Fluid Controls India is a leader in dosing pumps and controllers as well as ozone generators. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of ProMinent GmbH, Germany. The Group is a world leader has its presence in 55 countries across the globe. At the root of its enviable growth is its on-going R & D. The company constantly strives to come out with innovative products to meet the requirements of a plethora of industries including food & beverages, pharma and oil & gas. Mr. P.K. Balasubbramaniian speaks to Managing Director, Mr. Prasanna Kumar Rao to understand the products and services offered by this technology driven and research-based company which is customer-centric to the core. Excerpts: Q. What’s your standing and niche in fluid control? Heidelberg ProMinent Fluid Controls India Pvt. Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of ProMinent GmbH, Germany. ProMinent GmbH is a global leader in the field of dosing pumps and controllers, and has offices in 55 countries around the world with manufacturing facilities in Germany, Ireland, Malta, China, Czech Republic, USA and India.

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in 1997. ProMinent has been in India since 1986, and earlier was a partner in a joint venture called Sandur ProMinent Fluid Controls Ltd. In 1997 ProMinent withdrew from this JV and started a 100% owned subsidiary to enable to invest more in technology, and also to be able to transfer the latest technology to India for the benefit of the Indian users.

Q. What’s your range of manufacture today? Today ProMinent India manufactures Electronic Dosing Pumps, Motorised Metering Pumps, pH

Controllers, Chlorine Analysers, Chlorination Systems, Filters, Chlorine Dioxide Generators, Ozone Generators, Polymer Dosing Systems, Softners, Demineralisation plants, U.V. Sterilizers, Reverse Osmosis plants and allied equipment. Majority of our products are used in water purification. Ozone generators are also used in water treatment.

Q. What’s special about your Metering Pumps? When it comes to adding accurate volume of liquid or chemical in a manufacturing process, use of metering pumps is inevitable.


Our Meta Motorised Metering Pumps are compact and energy efficient, offering high accuracy and reflect the high quality standards of ProMinent Metering Pumps. These diaphragm pumps are made of high quality fabric reinforced EPDM with moulded in steel core and the media contact side is coated with Teflon. The pumps use worm gear reduction and the capacity of the motors used is 0.18 kW, 0.37kW or 0.75kW depending on the model. The pumps are available uptp a capacity of 1800 l/hr. The plunger type metering pumps are available up to a capacity of 49.3 l/hr at 52 bar. These pumps are offered with multiple heads. These are made of high quality ceramic and liquid ends are made of S.S. AISI 316. The pumps can be offered with motor speed controllers or servo controllers for stroke length adjustment wherever automatic control is needed.

Q. What makes your range of Dosing Pumps popular? Our Electronic Dosing Pumps are available in two models up to a capacity of 60 l/hr. These are solenoid driven and controlled electronically by a PCB. The only moving part in the pump is the solenoid armature which has a maximum movement of 1.25 mm only and therefore the pump is maintenance-free.

ProMinent India’s modern manufacturing facility in Bangalore Q. Which are the application areas and industries you cater to? The major industries we serve are chemical & process, fertilizer, Industrial water treatment, and paper. Other industries we serve include mining, sugar, food & beverages, pharmaceutical, engineeri ng, etc. Our ozone generators are used in breweries and distilleries. And some of our customers are Hindustan Lever, L & T, Reliance, TISCO, TATA Motors, Bajaj Auto, BARC, Ion Exchange, IOCL, etc.

Q. Do you also export your products? Export is a major component of our turnover. We are exporting to as many as 20 countries across the globe. These include China, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Italy, Brazil, Canada, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Burma. The products exported include metering pumps of 1800 l/ per hr plus motor driven diaphragm pumps.

Q. What’s your R & D busy with at the moment? We have a dedicated R & D center

Mr. Rao posing with his wide ranging products


in Germany which is constantly working on product development to meet the needs of the market. We are coming up with more and more products conforming to API standards for applications in the oil & gas industry. This year we are slated to launch a new series of metering pumps combining plunger plus hydraulics driven and crank driven pumps for oil & gas industry.

Q. How crucial is service in your business, and what is your service set-up? Common troubles reported are because of wear & tear, failure of diaphragm, failure of sealing in valves, etc. Otherwise our products require minimum maintenance. Nevertheless, our service engineers are posted in all metros to stay closer to the customer. Our customers are well versed with our products and their applications. We provide them with instruction manuals and also train them wherever needed.

Q. We understand you have won Awards for your exemplary performance. Could you throw some light on this? Yes, we have received several Awards in appreciation of our performance at the hands of our CEO, ProMinent Group. For three consecutive years (2010-12) we received Gold Award. In 2017 and 2018 we got Silver. These awards are based on the growth of the company. ProMinent India has been growing at the rate of 15% year on year for the last several years.

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‘OUR ENGINEERING EXPERTISE MAKES US A LEADING BRAND’ On February 6, 2019, Dynapac inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in Pune to make road construction equipment. On this occasion, Abhijit Som (Vice President – Service, Dynapac Construction Equipment), in the presence of Paul Hense (President, Dynapac Construction Equipment), Jean Claude Fayat (President, Fayat Group) and Jorg Unger (President, Fayat Road Equipment Division), interacted with Huned Contractor about the strides that the company has taken over the past decade

Mr. Abhijit Som (Vice President – Service, Dynapac Construction Equipment)


e it any product, it is the standard of engineering and the role played by innovation that help make it a superior one. This is the philosophy that has guided Dynapac India ever since its inception. And it came to the fore when the company inaugurated its new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Pune for its road construction equipment. Dynapac started manufacturing soil compactors in India in 2008 and has since expanded the range to a full line of soil compactors and asphalt rollers to support the Indian and export markets. Excerpts from the interaction:

Q. Could you brief us about the Fayat Group, the parent company? The Fayat Group, founded in 1957 in France, operates in 170 countries thanks to the dedication of its 21,425 employees, provides innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers all over the world in the seven major activities where it has developed: civil works, foundations, building, energy networks, metal, pressure vessels and road equipment. Involved via products and projects in smart housing, connected cities, 5th generation mobility, energy transition, water management, the environment, safety, and also in health and wellbeing as well as culture, sports and leisure activities, we meet the challenges of society and the expectations of everyone. It was established by Clement Fayat who found his first civil engineering company in Libourne near Bordeaux when he was just 25 years old.

Q. What about Dynapac? Dynapac is a Swedish multinational engineering company located in Karlskrona. The company was founded in 1934 and today has subsidiaries in seven countries. It produces pavers, mobile feeders, rollers and planers. Since October 2017 it is part of the Fayat Group. It was actually founded as AB Vibro-Betong in Stockholm. In 1936 the ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

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Q. Could you elaborate about the new plant in Pune? With its one decade of experience in manufacturing in India, Dynapac has moved to a new integrated facility in Pune with increased production capacity that will strengthen the group’s presence in India. This move by Dynapac offers its wide customer base the strength of new technology that will make it more competitive in the growing road market in India. The plant located at ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

Pulgaon has a production capacity in the range of 1,200-1,500 units. With the new plant Dynapac aims to boost sales in the market. In 2018, the brand manufactured 750 units in India. The new Pune facility spans over 5.5 acres of land with strength of about 100 employees. In India Dynapac offers product design and development with a competence centre along with both local sourcing and support of global sourcing teams. It has also established a distribution centre with sales and service support. Both soil compactors and asphalt rollers will be produced at the Pune factory. The soil compactors are between 10-12 tons and will serve both the Indian market as well as those of neighbouring countries. The double drum asphalt rollers will be built in two segments: one small tandem roller of 1.6 tons and one segment including rollers between 7 – 9 tons. Like the soil compactors, these are both for the local market as well as for other markets.

Q. Are your products customised for India? Our technical centre works on customising products for Indian soil and roads. At the same time, our

soil compactors and asphalt rollers are also made keeping in place international standards of quality so that they can be exported to other countries. In fact, that is why India has become a major hub for us and we serve the needs of Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East markets.

Q. How important is innovation in this sector? Our engineering expertise makes us a leading brand. And at the heart of good engineering is continuous innovation. Our engineers constantly work at improving the design and performance of our products. For example, special attention is paid to the driver’s comfort because unless and until the operator is comfortable with working for long hours on soil compactors and rollers, his performance will not be up to the mark. Similarly, a lot of innovation and engineering expertise is called for to make our equipment at par with the internationally accepted emission norms. In India, we pay a lot of attention to customising our products to suit the nature of the road projects here. For example, equipment required for the urban road projects such as highways has to be different from that required for



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compact dimension, the equipment can be transported together on a single trailer.

Q. Has the new plant been built to cater to an increase in demand?

use on village soil.

Q. Could you give an example of how innovation is important? Taking into account the ground realities, Dynapac now offers a paver solution for small jobsites, narrow paving areas or landscaping asphalt and sand jobs. The F80W – equipped with its gas heated vibrating screed V1300V – is the perfect fit for jobsites with a working width range between 0.25 and 1.65 metres. The simple and robust design is easy to operate, so the F80W is the ideal partner for smooth and well-compacted surface jobs, which cannot be achieved manually. Due to its weight of only 1.2 tons and its

We are definitely geared for expanding our capacity should the need arise. As of now, 27 km of road work is accomplished each day in India and the government has an ambitious plan to connect the entire country with highways and expressways which will of course benefit companies like us. We are presently supplying our compaction and paving equipment to clients that are engaged on long-term projects. Therefore, we are confident that the demand shall continue to increase. Our new factory has modern stateof-the-art machinery and we will be able to roll out the best products for years to come.

Q. Doesn’t this segment have too much competition? The road equipment industry in India comprises both the organised and the unorganised players. Among the former, there are two to three major multinational companies that are doing good business here. We too have created our own niche. Ultimately, it is quality that counts and Dynapac stands true to its word when it comes to engineering excellence. Most of the big players command a market share of about 12-15%.

Q. What was the reason for choosing Pune to set up the plant? For one thing, we have an operational base in Nashik and therefore it made sense to set up a plant in Pune which is known as a manufacturing hub. We also have a sales and service centre in Pune. In addition, the city has engineering talent which is essential for the kind of products we manufacture. ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019


Customized materials handling ‘KE’takes the arduous route

Mr. S.A. Gonsalves, Director, KE- Material Handling Pvt. Ltd. Q. What’s your standing in materials handling? KE-Material Handling was started in 1990. We are into Bulk and Unit Materials Handling. Under Bulk Handling, we make Belt Conveyors, Bucket Elevators, Chain Conveyors and Auger Conveyors. Under Unit Handling, we offer Roller Conveyors, Slat Conveyors and Package Conveyors.

Q. Is Bulk Handling your forte? We specialize in making Belt Conveyors to handle difficult materials for which conventional belt conveyors will not do. With our special conveyors, there would be no spillage and dust emission is controlled. Where critical, as in the case of Germination Seeds, the integrity is protected to ensure required field results.

Bangalore-based KE - Material Handling Pvt. Ltd. is a renowned manufacturer and exporter of materials handling equipment. Its product spectrum covers Bucket Elevators, Belt Conveyors, Chain Conveyors, Vibration Conveyors, Roller Conveyors, Dust Extraction Systems, Test Rig & Load Simulators and Allied Equipment. The company also makes Tea Cleaning & Blending Machines. KE provides reliable and economical solutions for customized material movement and ensures that their performance expectations are fully met. Mr. P.K. Balasubbramaniian speaks to Mr. S.A. Gonsalves, Director, KE- Material Handling to discover the inherent strengths and capabilities of this innovator. Excerpts: In-House test facility. Although input Engineering is high, we invest in this as large established Players are usually not responsive to Customer need.

Q. What are the various applications your Equipment are designed for? Our focus is on Agro Seed Industry for Bulk Handling and Process Industry like Aluminium for Unit Handling. We combine Environment Protection into the system by including Dust Extraction.

Q. Is your presence predominant in the tea industry? We make Tea Cleaning Systems for separation and removal of impurities and subsequent Tea Blenders of Drum type. We have set up plants in Saudi Arabia & a large one in Sri Lanka. Presently our concentration is on overseas markets. The tea industry in India is very price-sensitive.

Q. What’s special about your designs? We have a separate lab for in-house testing and validation of equipment

Q. What are your innovations in Unit Conveying? We customize equipment to meet individual application. The interface between work stations and transfer points are automated to provide reduction in manpower. This approach requires experimentation by scaling or simulation which we do at our ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

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manufactured. Validation is done by actual testing or through simulation of the end-application.

Q. How customized are your solutions? When it comes to Agro Seed processing, we need to ensure that the seed germination levels assured by the Customer is maintained. In the same way, in Tea Blending the purity of tea after cleaning has to be ensured. This presages the efficiency of the blend. Thus selection of the process is very important so as to ensure that the end result is achieved without compromise on quality. We have to have a lot of interaction with the customer before finalization of an order.

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2013 Award from Bayer CropSciences. This was conferred on us after evaluation of several qualification parameters. Similarly, we have also received appreciation from the Defence Establishments for developing and supplying custom-built validation and simulation equipment for their intricate applications.

Q. Who are your major customers? Our major customers include Bayer, Monsanto, DuPont, HAL-Lucknow, Hindalco-Renukoot, DRDO-Hyderabad, SGS India and BEML-Bangalore, just to mention a few.

Q. What are the challenges you face? The element of risk is high in the kind of projects we undertake. Consequently, we need to be very careful while quoting the implementation Schedule and Cost. We train our

KE’s In-House Test Facility at Peenya, Bangalore Employees in- house on design and testing, which makes them a reliable resource.

Q. Could you say something about the reliability and safety aspects of your end products? Our very motto is Safety, Quality, Reliability with Profitability trailing last!

Q. What is the importance you give to the process? Once a requirement comes, we check the application requirements and then customize the design to meet

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SU30 Project, HAL Lucknow the exacting needs. Then we go through the Process Plan and Quality Assurance. Our Anticipation Failure Analysis is very significant. We also take feedback from the customer and take all precautions to make the end product failsafe.

Q. Could you tell us more about your manufacturing facilities? We outsource the basic fabrication. We have two manufacturing units. In Unit-I we do assembly and testing. In Unit-II, also in Peenya Industrial Area, we have our Lab with full scale testing facility and with actual equipment. Process simulation is done either on full scale or scaled down level to check the performance.

Q. What are the prospects for materials handling business in India? The prospects are very good as basic handling processes are being continuously automated. Apart from manpower reduction, there is the benefit of power saving and reduced or nil emission. These changes are facilitated by the availability of low cost Programmable Logic Controllers with easy-to-use Software. Once the existing Customer realizes the advantages, the up-gradation or replacement of the material handling equipment available is quickly implemented. Material Handling being the starting point for most Process Industries, the potential is unlimited. Exposure to the levels of Automation existing in advanced economies provides us with the confidence that our growing economy needs our skills. ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

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Q. Have you explored any newer applications? Yes we are exploring. In fact we are trying for a tie-up for new technology in the area of Bulk Solids Handling. We are in the niche market. Customers come to us by word of mouth. We have proven time and again that we are trust worthy and flexible. MNCs in particular take decisions based on trust. So we just cannot afford to go wrong. The project has to yield the capacity it is designed for. There should be no breakdown during warranty. We have to ensure faster ROI (return on investment) and lowest cost of ownership.

Q. What’s your vision for KE-Material Handling? In our business model, we cannot scale up fast. We take up smaller projects and complete one after the other to ensure Customer Satisfaction. We thrive in and enjoy doing non-standard jobs which others do not undertake because of the risk involved. We have accomplished some challenging projects for Aerospace and Defence. If you see our milestones, in 1992 we supplied a Roll Test Rig for evaluating fatigue limits of fighter aircraft wheel assemblies for HAL-Lucknow as part of the LCA program. In 1995, we made a test rig for engine Environment testing for the MBT developed by the Combat Vehicle Research & Development Organization at Avadi. In 2001, we supplied a Dynamometer for testing friction & wear properties of Brake Pad Material

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Blending System at Van Reese, Sri Lanka for DRDL, Hyderabad. In 2002 we executed a repeat order for Roll Test Rig for the development of SU30 Wheels again for HAL after a gap of 10 years. This has come because of the trust the client has in our capability and commitment. The Brake Disc Dynamometer we have developed is the one we are most proud of. After 14 years of rigorous use, DRDL is in discussion to upgrade the controls to Digital. We expect to have the opportunity to do such challenging projects in the future.

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Why Indian Technology Market Remains an Enigma for Global Hightech! Ground realities

Mr. A.P. Jayanthram, Ex MD, Heidenhain India

Some interesting revelations • India is considered as a huge IT hub. But Microsoft makes only 1.5% of their revenue from India! It is no different for global majors like Caterpillar, Toyota,Daimler ... you add the big names. • In the 73 billion Euro global Machine Tool market, India is the 10 th biggest consumer, with just 2.3% of the consumption pie . China consumes 30% and Germany 8.5%. Since 40% of consumption is local machines,for imports, the share is only 1.4%. • Why is it so? » • It appears that most global companies try to implement a scaled down version of their global/European strategy for India, without worrying about the local compulsions. » • India is not what it often appears to be. It is a flat pyramid with 700 million people living on 2$ per day. The top is unbelievably thin and that explains the minuscule high end market. ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

Indian customers who operate in an atmosphere of shortages and compromises, almost always expect 70% value at 50% cost. This is particularly true for Machinery and measuring/ testing equipment. So, what is the way out? You need an India specific strategy and this does not mean slashing prices. When John Deere came to India, they had tractors too heavy for India’s fragmented land ownerships. They developed 35 HP tractors exclusively for India. Hyundai and Suzuki are successful in India, because they made India a global hub for small cars. A lot of successful European companies take India as a necessary compulsory addition in their coverage map, without a mindset to invest in this future market. They are used to an affluent client base that buy on impulse, reputation and comfort level. Many are reluctant about the very idea of customising markets. When an Indian customer imports a Machine, he is looking at a Swiss Army knife which can do everything under the sun. Matching his needs with the options and budgets is a highly technical, professional job that needs dedicated sales talent. Offering him a lot of expensive unwanted features by a feature sales specialist is of no use. India can be a fantastic laboratory for testing new business models provided there is enough analysis and dialogue. Smart global companies start here by selling global products at global prices to the top 1%. That is easy. But the eventual success depends on

whether they can crack the middle market, because every global competitor with a philosophy of token competition is targeting the same 1%! Most MNCs are happy here as they put a low bar. Most fully owned subsidiaries contribute just 1% of global revenues.

Questions one should ponder over Can a Mercedes really crack the Indian commercial vehicle market, 95% of which is shared by Tata, Ashok Leyland and now Volvo? A fascinating Marketing project, it would make. Though buying up the market by slashing prices is never a winner, there has to be some flexibility with the Indian MDs of MNCs who must not be going out of the country for a 3% discount. ‘Skimming the top’ model has huge limitations when it comes to marketing technology in a poor but potentially big country. Finding money for capital investment is a huge challenge for entrepreneurs in a high interest economy. Is the MNC willing to create his own global financing networks here? Can they practise real value selling by specially trained manpower that can effectively convince a buyer on what value he gets by spending a bit more initially and how it adds to his eventual profits? Can they invest in excellent hand holding support system in advance? Can they offer things like a 36 month warrantee as a standard confident statement of reliability? India is a sleeping giant and only those who are patient and willing to customise market inputs with deep study and interactive conversations can succeed here.

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Shavo’s tailor-made technology solutions Shavo Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a part of the Shavo Group with a standing and reputation spanning over five decades, is in the frontiers of niche high technologies cutting across diverse disciplines. The company represents some of the world leaders in their respective fields for technology solutions like static elimination, precision air movement, high quality instrumentation, high purity gas delivery, corrosive gas handling, energy absorption and so on. With a vast product portfolio, the company serves over a thousand customers from diverse key sectors including semiconductor, aerospace, defence, chemical, oil & gas, automobile and so on.


rom static elimination solutions to precision air moving products to instrumentation fittings and high purity gas delivery systems, Shavo is dealing in a wide spectrum of products and technologies. “Our endeavour has always been to work in niche high technology areas across industries where we can offer significant value for a variety of problems. Our products and their applications find solutions in a diverse range of industries such as Semiconductor, Aerospace and Defense, Converting, Automotive, Chemical and many more,” says Rushil Shah, Managing Director. The company’s core selling concept is its deep application knowledge and command over the technol-

Shock absorption products ogies it sells. The company has gone from selling component to systems and solutions and turnkey capability in an effort to keep offering better value by leveraging the technologies it provides.

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All Shavo’s Principals have specific technologies that would be classified ‘cutting edge’ considering that almost all its principals are world leaders in their fields. For Static Elimination, it has integrated power supply ionising bars with full feedback control for Gas Delivery. Shavo has some of the most sophisticated fully automated systems capable of

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dealing with the most dangerous gases. It offers from HORIBA a multi gas , multi range Mass Flow controller - a first in the industry. The company’s journey of working with High Technology Industries has started with Gast which today remains one of the world leaders in Air Motors and Fractional horsepower. Over the years, it has released many new pumps that have extended typical service life to new frontiers especially with the new rocking piston technology pioneered by Gast. Its latest 87 R series offers industry leading pressure performance at lowest noise levels. Corrosive gases are used in a wide range of industries from Chemical, Tooling and the new areas of Nanotechnology, Photovoltaics, etc. Handling corrosive gases requires deep application knowledge, understanding of the materials to be used especially soft goods. Many corrosive gases are also liquefied which need special considerations, from heating to weight measurement, etc. The awareness on the causes and cures for static electricity are low in industry but steadily growing. A

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High quality instrumentation valves lot of problems of contamination, material misbehavior, etc., are often attributed to other causes when they really are static related issues. Shavo continues to publish articles and bring awareness to the industry by working with a number of industrial associations. The valves and regulators it supplies to the Chemical Industry in general have a wide range of certifications. For valves, it has course type approvals from various third parties like Llyod’s, TUV, DNV, etc. and the products meet all industrial standards wherever required such as ASTM F-1387, for Oil &Gas , ECR 110 for Automotive NACE, for Sour Service and many more. Tescom vaporizing regulators, in addition to having ATEX Approval, is the first such unit to have PESO / CCOE Approval from Nagpur. Generally of course ‘Energy Absorption’ has applications wherever we need to decelerate motion, in the Industrial space. Factory Automation especially with Pneumatics is

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the key application, but Shavo also finds safety applications such as end stops for large cranes like those found in steel and ports as an important area. Lately the company’s focus has been vibration isolation with special attention to strategic electronics in the Defense Sector which has some of the most stringent requirements for G force transmissibility. The company’s Fluid Control products once again find applications in a very diverse range of industries, but the main end-users are Oil & Gas, Chemical, Analytical and general manufacturing. The growth areas in the Fluid Control Industry lie in Semiconductor manufacturing and Photovoltaics which demand ultra high purity gas delivery systems. Equipment to service these industries is typically made to the exacting specifications of the SEMI code which controls all processes from raw material to manufacturing, testing and even packaging. The surface finish and cleanliness requirements for these industries are extremely demanding often requiring products to be assembled in Class 100 environments. The company’s supplies to the Automotive Industry almost cover the entire range of its product lines e.g. all engine testing for the new EURO IV and Euro VI norms use Shavo’s Tescom Central Gas Supply Systems for calibration of gases. It supplies Gast Air Motors almost extensively to all automotive paint kitchens. You will also find Enidine shock absorbers at the end of travel on many assembly lines. The Meech Jet Stream Ionizing Systems, on the other hand, clean & neutralize car bodies and plastic parts prior to painting. Other Fluid Control products find extensive applications in the CNG space and the automotive testing area such as car air bag testing for instance.

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Shavo is currently working with some of India’s Top Companies such as Reliance, Tata’s, Biocon, GE, Department of Space, Ministry of Defense and many more. The company has over 1000 live accounts as of today.

Eminent service set-up Shavo’s service set-up / service team has been growing from strength to strength. It has full service capability at the Pune office and is in the process of building a world class center in its Bangalore Factory. “Our service support is a key pillar of the value we provide,” underlines Mr. Shah. When asked about addition of new agency lines, Mr. Shah says: “We have generally been extremely selective and have refrained from having a long line card, preferring a deeper involvement with our current partners to fully exploit their potential, but we have recently signed with Horiba to introduce flow control solutions and we would probably close with 2 more agencies in the Fluid Control area over the course of the next year.” - P.K. Balasubbramaniian


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advantage Over the years, Bettinelli Group and CDS Indexers have become synonymous with high quality automation products and technologies.

Rupesh Paparaju, Director, Bettinelli Automation Components, India


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.

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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, FT-HT 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. The manufacturing takes place centrally in Italy. The regimen starts with design & engineering, CNC induction hardening, CNC milling, grinding, quality check and

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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,” Rupesh Paparaju, Director, Bettinelli Automation Components, India.

applications in transfer lines, station 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 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.

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bile, 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, serves its customers in India by providing installation, commissioning, and after-sales 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

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 world-class 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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CWE | IMEX 2019 International Exhibition on Cutting and Welding Materials Equipment, Laser Technology, Machine Tools and Allied Products @ Mumbai


utting & Welding the Very Backbone of Manufacturing Industry! In India, the cutting & welding sector contributes significantly to the GDP in several ways, such as welding intensive industries, auxiliary products, employment, and much more. Changes in the Fabrication Industry Inevitably bring New Challenges, especially to the Welding Processes India is an attractive hub for foreign investments in the manufacturing sector as SMEs & Smaller Shops are Beginning to Make the Investment in Automation and Realizing Positive Results. Several mobile phone, luxury and automobile brands, among others, have set up or are looking to establish their manufacturing bases in the country. With the advent of Govt. initiatives like Make

in India, Smart cities, Cluster development programs and due to newer technologies and concepts of Smart manufacturing; the welding community is optimistic of the future growth. Keeping in mind the growth of Welding industry there is an urgent need for a Unified Business Platform which can connect the Welding Industry of India with the Global Welding Industry. It is this scenario that CWE | IMEX 2019 has become the ideal business platform to help the Indian manufacturing industry and fabricators for technology & knowledge transfer, identifying alternate suppliers of machinery & spares, new source of investments, face to face interaction with industry players, identifying new market opportunities etc. The 9th edition of CWE | IMEX EXPO 2019, is being hosted by ITEI - The Indian subsidiary of ITE Group PLC (UK) from 20th-22nd September 2019at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India. It is supported by reputed industry associations including ‘Rajkot Engineering Association’, ‘Society of Manufacturers of Electric

Vehicles’, ‘Welding Dealers & Mfrs. Association Delhi’ and the ‘World Metal Forum’. It is an internationally renowned series of exhibitions focusing on cutting & welding technology, robotics, welding automation, welding consumables, laser technology, materials testing, non-destructive testing, machine tools and allied industries. It is the only comprehensive business platform serving the cutting, welding & laser industry and over the years, this leading business event has become the perfect platform for showcasing the entire spectrum of products and services relating to the cutting, welding, laser and allied industries. CWE | IMEX series of international events have played a major role in showcasing the strength of the Indian Cutting, Welding, Laser and allied Industry by attracting global attention to these technological advancements. CWE | IMEX event has established itself as a “Business Festival of the Cutting, Welding & Laser Industry” and support the overall growth of manufacturing & fabricating industry in the country.

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Budget 2019: Impact on Manufacturing Industry


he Interim Budget 2019, NDA government’s last budget before the general elections, was wellreceived by the industry. Announced on February 1 by Finance Minister Piyush Goyal, the industry unanimously agreed that the budget is growth-oriented with the vision of making India a USD 5 trillion economy in next 5 years and USD 10 trillion in the subsequent 8 years. The budget is being seen by the industry as forward-looking with announcements targeted to boost the rural economy and the SME sector. These proposals are poised to increase the level of consumption, which in turn will augur well for the domestic

manufacturing sector. The budget managed to garner positive sentiment with announcements, such as tax rebate to all income earners with less than Rs 5 Lakh annual income and income support scheme for 12 crore farmers. Apart from this, budget’s focus on digital technology and AI with announcements, such as digitizing 1 lakh digital villages in the next 5 years, national centre for AI and national AI portal, got a thumbs-up from the industry. The government’s impetus on making India a manufacturing powerhouse was reiterated with the continual focus on Make in India and the proposal to remove custom duty from

36 capital goods. Also, allocation for smart cities was enhanced by 7% and CAPEX for railways was increased to Rs 1.48 trillion. The government’s focus on infrastructure development, including roads and railways, as well as smart cities development is slated to open doors of opportunities for the engineering and allied industry. On the flip side, the industry feels that there was nothing substantial in the budget, in terms of grants, incentives, or subsidies, for the renewable energy sector apart from fleeting references to initiatives undertaken by the NDA government through the year. Here’s how manufacturing industry is reacting to Interim Budget 2019:

Ranganath N.K, Managing Director, Grundfos India “This year’s union budget is good for the common man despite it being an interim budget. The government has not only revitalized its vision for the infrastructure sector but has also strengthened its commitment to promote renewable energy. The budget reinforces the direction to make India a global leader in the solar power by actively leading the agenda to reduce climate change by setting up the International Solar Alliance treaty. We are happy to note the solar power generation in the last five years has increased by 10 times. This will encourage further adoption of solar installations and will also create lakhs of job opportunities in the sector. We hope that this will also lead to the implementation of solar pumps in the agricultural sector, thereby strengthening the country’s water and energy security further.”



Kartik Gandhi, Director, Gandhi Automations Pvt Ltd The infrastructure for warehousing and logistics is very poor. However, with the advent of GST and implementation of GST regime; things are looking very upbeat. Companies have started investing hugely in warehouse space & logistics. This has very promising views on upcoming technology and advancements in this sector. Soaring investments flowing through hospitality, retail, commercial and healthcare sectors construction activities in India are opening up opportunities for smart entrance doors. Growing awareness about energy efficiency and environmental impact on using automatic doors have resulted in wide acceptance in residential sectors as well as educational institutions. Technology upgradation in the automatic doors market ensures cost savings in the long run despite the higher initial cost as compared to conventional doors The emerging trends which are becoming very popular are remote operated high-speed doors and rolling shutters, the challenges here are sustainability and access. The opportunities to the Indian Industry with automation is to maintain an efficient production cycle, safe inventory, Cutting-edge technology, speed of movement, functionality and safety- are the must-haves for this line of Gandhi automations products. If we add the high quality of personalization and design, they become unique elements necessary for daily logistics operations and for the visibility of customer identity. Procurement professionals around the world are standing on the threshold of new age. Until now, the essential criteria for future-proofing procurement and supply management has never been so purposefully compiled. The old paradigm of cost reduction and cost efficiency is drawing to a close. New and revolutionary concepts are spinning from the frenzied technological leaps of our time; especially in digital transformation. In this dynamic, complex and disruptive era, procurement leaders and experts around the world are searching for a secure and successful future. Future-proofing can deliver this security – provided the methodological and instrumental requirements this study discusses and proposes - are in place. While everyone is talking about future-proofing, only few have the operational expertise to futureproof their organization. The Indian economy propelled by the Make in India initiative, demand for machinery & equipment is likely to receive significant boost in the decade ahead. A report by Dun & Bradstreet states that for the period FY16-FY20, it is estimated that cross Value Addition of machinery & equipment to grow at an average annual rate of 14.7% during FY16- FY20 and further accelerate to 17.2% during FY21-FY25 There is a clear need to add manufacturing capacities in the manufacturing automation and logistic warehousing sector. The industry is moving towards increasingly sophisticated entrance automation solutions like high speed doors, automated rolling shutters, loading bay solutions, hangar and garage doors, sectional overhead doors etc. driven by demand from key user segments such as automobiles, consumer durables, aerospace, pharmaceutical, food, construction, industrialization etc. To derive long term benefits, entrance automation manufacturers should develop capabilities to cater to this demand and promote greater investments in this sector. Gandhi Automations is an effective service provider being able to tailor services so as to minimize the impact of market dynamics on a client’s supply value chain. We also are able to proactively ensure compliance at all junctions of business operations. Emerging technology and the proliferation of digital technologies have opened up avenues for new business models and service delivery frameworks. We leverage such technologies in providing value added services to the clients.



Aaditya Dhoot, Managing Director, IMP Powers Ltd Despite being an Interim Budget, it had a lot of human touch wherein the SOPs given to middle class and lower middle class people would further increase the buying power in turn boosting the Indian economy. The agrarian distress was addressed, Infra-spending was given a boost with the T&D sector budget allocation reduced. All in All 7/10 for the budget.

P.L. Muthusekkar, Managing Director, NORD Drivesystems Confused on whether this is an interim, vote-on-account or appropriate budget, clarity is missing. Sourcing of funds for SOPs is the million dollar question. Increase of gratuity will help potential employees in the long run. A pension scheme was also announced but the Rs. 500 crore provision seems meagre. India has the largest number of youth population considering the ageing factor and the new pension schemes needs finer data. High growth was equalled to job opportunities, but I disagree. Growth is engendered by operational efficiencies, automation and improvement of resources. It does not mean ‘adding jobs’- such statements lack back up data. The boost to agriculture was definitely needed, be it 1.5 times minimum support price or Rs 6,000 per annum pay out offered directly to needy farmers’ account. I have seen such direct subsidy work in case of LPG in rural areas. This will be a marked shift and a welcome one. There was mention of capital goods and support on custom duty. But machineries and equipment getting SOPs was not elaborated. It is also unclear what is meant by “global manufacturing”. Infrastructural development is a given that any government will have to keep committing to for decades. There was talk of developing transport using inland waterways, but what merely a route from Kolkata to Varanasi was declared. That’s too little – two thirds of India is covered by water. Our country is the most happening place- we have five new airports coming up for expansion, while elsewhere in the globe, capacities lie saturated. Last four years saw good announcements, not implementation. We’ve had start-up India, stand-up India- now it is time for gallop- India.

Mr. V.G.Sakthikumar, Managing Director, Schwing Stetter India Private Limited, Convenor for Membership committee, ICEMA, Chairman of Mechanisation committee, Builders Association of India. Eventhough, the budget 2019 is not a regular and only an interim in nature. We appreciate the Government of India taking proactive measures to help housing and real estate segment in particular. Besides this, the stress on housing for all, recognizing the need of the people who migrate from the native place to the place of work. The Government has permitted interest in exemption of IT for two houses. Similarly increasing or exempting tax for employed, the income of upto 9 lakhs will help the real estate segment. We hope this additional benefits gives further fillip thereby giving a boost to readymix concrete industry in India. Other than the real estate industry, most of the other infrastructure projects like roads, railways, ports, power, etc are already doing good due to ongoing projects. We would say 2019 budget is addressing and hope this additional benefits are addressing more to the real estate which was going through a tough time after post GST and RERA introduction.


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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.


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. ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

Figure 1: Classic HEIDENHAIN rotary encoder for motor feedback 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 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

TECH TRENDS 81 Table 1: Comparison of the most important specifications for typical secondary encoders

Figure 2: Improvement of the absolute position accuracy through the use of so-called secondary encoders on every axis


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 machining 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

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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 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. These factors cannot be captured by means of conventional position detection methods based on the pitch of the recirculating ball screw and the

Fig. 4 : HEIDENHAIN linear encoders

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. For more information Web: FEBRUARY 2019 | ENGINEERING REVIEW

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Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) based products and Its applications


iquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) has come into existence since the late 1970s. Initially it was developed as two part systems cured by hydrosilylation reaction. These two part system includes: Part A= vinyl-end capped PolyDiMethylSilioxane (PDMS), platinum catalyst, inhibitor and Part B= PolyMethylHydroSiloxane (PMHS). These two parts are kept separately before curing to avoid any partial crosslinking during storage. This reaction is exothermic in nature. Finished LSR products are naturally transparent but may be easily colored by use of non-hazardous pigments. Liquid silicone rubbers do not contain any plasticizers, stabilizers, or promoters. Their exceptional flex characteristics are due to their unique chemistry.

Advantages of LSR over other solid silicone rubbers? High Temperature Vulcanization (HTV) silicone rubbers come in two different physical states: liquid and solid. These are respectively Liquid Silicone Rubbers (LSR) and High Cure Rubbers (HCR) -aka solid silicone rubbers. Solid silicone rubbers are processed in the same way as common organic rubbers. Liquid silicone rubbers (LSR) have the same structure as solid silicone rubbers but the chain length of the polydimethylsiloxane used for LSR is lower by a factor of about 6. Other major factors which distinguishes LSR from other solid silicone rubbers includes the following: Molding cycle time: Major factor where LSR leads is because of faster cycles involved in product generation

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Complex geometries: Because of flow property in LSR, the liquid fits in the complex shape of mold Contamination: Due to the closed process involved in the production of LSR products, it results in low contamination

• Two Components (A and B) are supplied at a regular ratio by dosing pumps. • Part A and B are then mixed together in a mixing block and a static mixer. • If any color paste is necessary, it is then mixed with the compound • The platens and pistons which align and close the mold have settings for temperature, pressure, injection rate and cycle time • Combination of heat and pressure is applied to the LSR which cures the material until it solidifies. • Upon completion of the cycle, the mold opens and the part and flashing can be removed automatically or by a worker • Cured product comes of the mold and the process is repeated

Applications Labor: Due to presence of automation and less stages involved, LSR injection equipment requires minimal labor

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Uniform material preparation: LSRs require no material preparation which removes the uncertainty of uniform mixing Cavity surface finish: LSR duplicates exactly the surface of the cavity using molds made from polished steel or plated chrome Scrap generation: LSR generates zero scrap as liquid is uniformly filled in the mold which results to brilliant finishing Biocompatibility: Under extensive testing, LSR has demonstrated superior compatibility with human tissue and body fluids. Transparency: LSR possesses a natENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019


Industrial: T/C gaskets, O-rings, check valves, outdoor applications

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Rollon actuators for injection molding

Stone Plastics’ customized 3-axis robot can extract parts to the end of the press, allowing them to put the presses closer together and to bring operator stations for multiple presses into close proximity, to efficiently handle material right at the aisle.


ff-the-shelf robots for injection molding parts removal tend to be more expensive and less flexible than those made inhouse. That’s why Stone Plastics & Manufacturing Inc. builds its own. Stone Plastics makes in-house, customizable robots for manufacturing plastic parts, allowing them to monitor and control costs, as well as serve more industries. For linear motion in their robots, the company uses actuators developed by Rollon Group, an Italian company present in India with a direct branch in Bangalore. Here’s a look at the role these actuators play in unloading plastic parts from injection molds.

Parts removal robots Mainly used for automotive and ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

consumer goods applications, Stone Plastics operates 68 injection molding machines ranging anywhere from 22 to 1.000 tons. They also have roughly 800 unique molds with up to 16 cavities in each. Aside from automotive and consumer goods, Stone Plastics makes plastic parts for applications in other industries such as furniture manufacturing, recreation, construction and appliance manufacturing. Stone Plastics’ customized 3-axis robot with end-of-arm tooling (EOAT) extracts the plastic parts from the molds. The EOAT is equipped with vacuum cups that remove the finished parts and drop them on a conveyor. Average cycle times for this process range anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds,

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depending on the application. Using their own custom design also lets Stone Plastics use floor space more efficiently. They can extract parts to the end of the press instead of the traditional side of the press, allowing them to put the presses closer together. This also lets them bring operator stations for multiple presses into close proximity to efficiently handle material right at the aisle.

About the actuators Stone Plastics uses three Rollon actuators for their 3-axis robot: R-SMART 160 SP6 for the X-Axis, R-SMART 120 SP4 for the Y-Axis and the S-SMART 65 SP actuator for the Z-Axis. The SMART linear actuators feature performance characteristics that meets their application requirements, including: • High speed and acceleration • High load capacity • High permissible bending moments • Low friction • Long life • Low noise Rollon’s R-SMART 120 and 160 actuators are a great choice for Stone Plastics’ robots due to their high load capacity and small footprint. The R-SMART achieves these capacities using dual profile rails instead of a single profile rail. Since downtime can be costly, Stone Plastics needed a reliable actuator. After reviewing the technical features, performance characteristics and overall


capabilities, they decided that Rollon actuators were a natural fit. Another benefit of the high moment capacity is that a cantilevered gantry can be used when space is limited. The Instead of a gantry system, R-SMART can be used in a cantilevered XYZ system. This not only reduces cost from dual X-Axis actuators, but also removes additional complications and price adders such as controls, gearboxes, motors, connection shafts, etc. Using R-SMART as X and Y-Axes saved Stone Plastics money in both the long and short run.

The EOAT is equipped with vacuum cups that remove the finished parts and drop them on a conveyor. Chosen primarily for its strong economic value, the S-SMART Z actuator features a sturdy, well-designed anodized aluminum fixed drive head, as well as a robust moving extruded aluminum profile with a crosssection width of 65 millimeters. This high-quality actuator is driven by a steel reinforced polyurethane belt in an omega configuration. Payloads are easily supported by a single profile linear guide rail with two recirculating ball bearing runner blocks. 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




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.

Geissel India is now compliant with the latest standards of ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 & OHSAS 18001:2007, thus totally committing itself to Quality Management Systems, Environment and Health & Safety. 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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Self-repairable Design Stainless steel components allow for easy wipe down ensuring sanitary conditions. These doors have a standard design which is economical option and self-repairable for special applications.

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roll-up door have the ability to withstand impact and spontaneous inserts right back into their tracks, this is a huge benefit in a warehouse application. Clean room doors can maintain the hygiene and optimizes your clean room operation. Pressure levels are kept stable, air leakage is minimized and the exchange of contaminants and airborne particles is significantly limited These doors protect against drafts, humidity, dust and dirt. Specially designed and engineered for cleanliness with standard and self-repairable type. The tight seals and high speed minimizes air exchange between areas, Mechanical accessibility and the ability to clean are seamlessly integrated as well as the collection points and conventional seams are minimized. Clean room doors have an aesthetical and slim appearance; the pressure resistant flexible PVC door curtain keeps clean rooms in constant over- or under-pressure. Having high opening and closing speed which minimizes the air leakage which results in optimize the operational cost of clean room. A combination of high-speed operation and perfect sealing protects against drafts and humidity makes the door special. Smooth and even textured flexible PVC door curtain is easy to clean and wash as it is water protected.

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igh Speed Doors Designed and manufactured by Avians Innovations Technology are robust, quick and fully secured doors in operations, best suited for manufacturing applications. These doors are manufactured as per European standard and are CE certified. Avians doors are characterized by their high-quality components and well-conceived design. Avians high speed roll up doors curtain are made of high tear tensile strength German PVC material which gives strength to doors in frequent operations & controlling environment conditions inside the factory. The door curtain rolls up quickly on the shaft which is directly connected to the high performance German make drive with intelligent control system. High speed roll up doors improves the flow of traffic through busy doorways. Variety High Speed doors are available suiting applications like Food industries, Pharma Industries, Cold Storage & all Manufacturing Industries High speed Doors are available in different types like Plain, Modular, self repairable etc. with vision & full transparent.



User friendly construction:Features like Full-width PVC vision window, photo cells and bottom profile safety edge makes the door very popular in many industries.

Speed • Opening speed of up to 0.8 m/sec to 1.5m/sec improves traffic flow and operational efficiency. • Fast opening- and closing-speed helps control air exchange and reduces contaminants.

Smooth Operation In clean room door frequency converter is placed in the control panel. Control panel is equipped for easy integration with various safety & operational accessories.

Tight Seal • Full-height weather seal • Flexible bottom profile with provision for safety edge sensor makes operation safe.

Drive • Direct drive European motor, smart control panels reduce maintenance and increase door life. • Smart control panel with ease of integration with ease of


ty,indicative, operational accessories makes the door more efficient.

Positive & Negative air pressure Interlock system with automatic opening based on the concept that the low air permeability in pressurized rooms with positive and negative air pressure. This offers high door efficiency with a very low permeability values.

Common use-cases for these clean room doors • • • • • •

Medical Facilities Pharmaceutical Operations Food Storage Cold storages Electronic Industries. Micro-mechanics industries.

FLEXI ROLL COLD STORAGE APPLICATION DOOR (Insulated PVC fabric available in standard & Anti crash design) Avians Cold room PVC curtain rollup door is designed to reduce energy consumptions, insulated doors


help to minimizes temperature losses and to accelerate process. A better PUF insulation is filled between PVC materials. Door insulation is improved to provide excellent horizontal and vertical sealing. Comply food safety requirements with Avians high performance cold room doors that maintain cold temperature and minimizing energy use and costs. Our high performance cold room doors with open/close door cycle keep air cool and dry with reduced moisture levels. The exceptional seal minimizes the loss of conditioned air. Cold storage roll up doors are designed to meet expectation of clients for high level insulation for areas like freezer/ chiller rooms & Cold storages. Mainly losing of energy is occurred during door operations. Conventional sliding cold room doors are slow in operational speed, obstructs the forklift traffic resulting high energy consumptions. These doors with high speed operation and specially designed for maintaining ambient environment between chilled and freezer area. The curtain of Avians rapid doors is reinforced at regular intervals from top to bottom of the opening by flexible stiffeners incorporated under

sealed welds. They tension the curtain evenly down to the bottom of the slides to provide good sealing and distribute the pressure over the whole of the frame uniformly for reliable and continuous operation, even under pressure, without additional weight or a rigid bar at the bottom, or a system holding the curtain captive in the slides. On contact with a vehicle, the curtain comes out of its slides without causing any damage and goes back into them again on the next cycle without any manual intervention

Features Excellent Sealing • Side guide has isolation rubber and guide is designed to lose temperature. Cold room door has soft edge system specially made from pot to increase isolation. The fabric is insulated of PUF of 18-20 mm

Low maintenance • Cold room flexi roll up doors doesn’t require any special maintenance.

Applications • For industries that require isolation, flexibility, performance, uptime and high traffic areas roll up door is a feasible solution.

Manual Operations • In Emergency situations or power is off Doors can be operated manually with standard hand crank attached to output shaft of motor.

Highly efficient • Avians offers a wide range of opening commands. Automatic opening and closing results in considerable time saving and improves the efficiency of daily operations.

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LIGHTWEIGHT MODULAR CONNECTORS FOR BIG DATA In linking computing units to data centers, modular connectors in the Han-EcoÂŽ Modular plastic housing have proved their worth as a standard solution for the fast and cost-efficient design of the power supply.



hen it comes to supplying data centre computing units with power and data, and networking devices with as little effort as possible, from an operator’s point of view there are two things that are key to successful operation: The computing units must be installed quickly and therefore in a cost-optimised manner Computing capacity losses resulting from faulty computers need to be able to be resolved quickly and smoothly so that the available capacity and/or mem-

ory remain as large as possible and no data loss results In view of these requirements, the structure of modern data centres is highly standardised. Mutually harmonised, ready-made solutions for architecture, infrastructure and computing units are the rule. The demand for prefabricated units in total installed computing capacity is constantly on the rise. Data centre developers have responded to challenges by employing a high degree of modularity without losing sight of the overarching goal of optimal

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tion. It is important to install as much computing capacity as possible, with the infrastructure around the storage units being required to meet the same requirements. In many projects, there is a three-stage power and distribution level for the uninterruptible power supply. In the system, which is built like a family tree, the maximum currents to be transmitted are 100A, 70A and finally 40A at the lowest distribution level. Up to 20 units are suspended at each end of a tree – in addition to memory, there are also e.g. fans, in order to reduce heat. Data centre planners are faced with the question of how to tie together and connect the different levels of power distribution as quickly as possible. The means of choice has often been hardwired prefabricated units in the field, not only in North America, where the largest data centres are. This method places high demands on the expertise of personnel in the field and also prevents a smooth build-up of systems at the installation site.


As with many infrastructure-based requirements for connection technology, the HARTING Technology Group has also implemented just the right solution here for users, and has used this approach in numerous projects with the Han-Eco® plastic connector together with well-known storage operators. Han-Eco® series connectors win points above all thanks to their low weight, good handling and extremely robust design – factors which are absolutely essential for use on construction sites. As a contact insert, the Han Modular® system offers an extremely flexible option for power, signal and data transmission that meets all the specific requirements of the user. Not only do the required 40A, 70A or 100A current carrying capacities present no problem, the customer can also select different connection types and housing shapes. In addition to connection technology, many of our customers also have the option of purchasing entire cable assemblies from HARTING. The end-

to-end tested and optionally coded cables optimise the build-out of IT infrastructure and also reduce the risk of incorrect wiring to zero. Thus, in the event of malfunction, faults in the cabling can largely be ruled out, and individual memory elements can be exchanged quickly without special knowledge.

In Short • Storage operators rely on Han-Eco® plastic connectors and cable assemblies • Han-Eco® series: low weight, good handling and extremely robust design • End-to-end tested and optionally coded cables optimise the build-out of IT infrastructure

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Rutronik adds Intel’s 660p SSD series to its portfolio With the 660p series, Intel is launching the first SSDs with QLC 3D-NANDarchitecture on the market. They are characterized by a very high storage den-sity and large capacities The solid state drives in M.2 form factor with PCIe and NVMe is now available with 512GB, 1TB and 2TB storage space


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sing PCIe 3.0x4 interface, the 660p series achieves read and write speeds of up to 1800MB/sec. Regarding random access, the SSD handles 250,000 IOPS (Input/Output Operations per Second) for reading and writing. It features AES 256-bit encryption and is compatible with Intel‘s Rapid Storage Technology and SSD Toolbox as well as PCI Express Revision 3.1 and NVM Express Revision 1.3. In terms of reliability, the 660p series offers an uncorrectable bit error rate (UBER) of <1 sector per 1015 bits read and a mean time between failures of 1.6 million hours. With a JEDEC 218 workload, Intel guarantees a minimum runtime of five years for the memories. A wide operating temperature range of 0°C to 70°C and a shock resistance of 1000G/0.5ms make the SSDs also suitable for applications in demanding environments.

The 660p series has dimensions of 80x22mm and a maximum thickness of 2.38mm. It operates in active mode at 100mW and in passive mode at 40mW, the power management runs via PCIe ASPM (Active State Power Management) and NVMe APST (Autonomous Power State Transition). Furthermore, the SSD comes with numerous certificates, including CE, UL, RoHS, Microsoft WHLK, BSMU, KCC and RCM.

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Servo hydraulic bar stop: Hatebur world novelty boosts productivity Fast, precise, reliable: Hatebur’s innovative servo hydraulic bar stop sets new forming technology standards. Dr. Ing. Mihai Vulcan


rawing the curtain for a world debut: After an indepth research and development phase, Hatebur presents the groundbreaking servo hydraulic bar stop. The technology is designed to make metal forming manufacturers more productive. “The servo hydraulic bar stop optimizes the shear surface and boosts the quality of forged parts. That facilitates and speeds up the quality control and can make post processing obsolete. The technology enhances the productivity of manufacturers”, explains Hatebur CEO Thomas Christoffel. The Swiss enterprise, a global leader in high-quality forming machines and tools, will offer the new technology on a variety of machine types. The innovation targets the first step of the metal forming process: Before the parts are formed in the various forming stations, the inductively heated steel bars need to be sheared off with highest precision. In the past, the shearing process led to a slight tilting and an oblique position of the sheared part. “Besides that, the shearing process changed into a tearing process towards the end, resulting in a so-called shearing break-out”, reports Mr. Christoffel. Sometimes scuffing was generated at the sheared surface, which needed to be removed from the finished forged parts by sandblasting. If these scuffing were pressed onto each other during the forming process, the producers needed to post process the parts by metal cutting.

Minimized scuffing Thanks to the innovative servo hydraulic bar stop, the tilting and oblique positioning can be drastically reduced, ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

and the surfaces are now virtually parallel. “Now, scuffing is rarely generated, and thus is practically never pressed into folds”, explains Dr.-Ing. Mihai Vulcan, an employee of Strategic Projects at Hatebur. Since 2017, Hatebur has been testing the technology thoroughly in a development partnership with a leading European automotive supplier. It was tested on a Hatebur HOTmatic HM75 XL. The results were outstanding: The scuffing on the shearing surface was able to be minimized from 20% of the surface to just 1%! The new bar stop technology also minimized or eliminated the shearing break-out. This resulted in a considerable quality improvement of the parts, facilitating and speeding up the visual control after the sandblasting. Thomas Christoffel: “If the quality control can be accelerated by only half a second per part, the technology already brings a real benefit to our customers.”

Position and force control The shearing process is incredibly fast: Depending on the bar diameter and the machine speed, it takes between 60 and 100 milliseconds. Only a servo hydraulic drive can offer the necessary dynamics and power density in a small space. The inter-divisional

Left: Part with shearing breakout, produced with a mechanical bar stop. Right: Part without shearing break-out, produced with the servo hydraulic bar stop. (Picture source: Hatebur)

The servo hydraulic bar stop minimizes the break-out through progressive force increase during the production. (Picture source: Hatebur)

The servo hydraulic bar stop ensures that the distance between blade and bar stop is constant throughout the whole shearing process. (Picture source: Hatebur) project team of Hatebur, led by Mihai Vulcan, applied an alternating position and force control. Should at the end of the in-feed movement the bar stop deviate from its target position even by only a few hundredths of a millimeter, the position of the bar stop will be immediately adjusted via the servo valve. “This position control allows us to keep the actual distance between the blade and the bar stop constant during the whole shearing process”, emphasizes Mihai Vulcan. After the shearing process starts, the control shifts to a force control with position monitoring. Throughout the process, the integrated measuring technology records the process data. When deviations are recognized, the automatic control adjusts imbalances immediately, ensuring an optimized surface quality.


Reliable in wind, waves, and weather: DNV GL certified cables for e-chains Over 370 chainflex cables from igus for a secure and long-lasting energy and data supply at sea


il rigs, gas production facilities, wind farms, port facilities or ship cranes: these applications have very special requirements for safe energy and data transmission. The company igus is the only manufacturer to develop, test and certify cables in accordance with DNV GL for use in maritime e-chains. Today, customers have access to more than 370 control, servo, motor and robot cables as well as bus, data, encoder and fibre optic cables for the safe operation of maritime applications. The oceans have long been part of the global economy by way of wind farms and worldwide cargo traffic. Offshore companies face similar challenges as their onshore counterparts. For example, in the exploration and transport of raw materials at sea, cost pressure has risen sharply in recent years, so that the automation, which is already state of the art on land today, is also becoming important in the offshore sector. chainflex cables from igus help companies to guarantee the necessary energy and data supply, thereby offering significant cost savings. This starts with straightforward planning using the approved cables, continues with simple installation and ends with smooth and maintenance-free operation in extreme conditions.

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The 370 certified chainflex cables are the only DNV GL approved cables for e-chains in the offshore market. (Source: igus GmbH)

merchant fleets for the future, now have more than 370 DNV GL certified cables available from igus. These are designed for the highly dynamic use in energy chains for safe operation at sea. Together with the DNV GL, igus has developed completely new test methods and standards for dynamically used cables in e-chains. In addition to the extensive testing procedures in accordance with DNV GL, the cables have also been tested under real conditions in the igus test laboratory spread over an area of 2,750 square metres. They therefore have a unique guarantee for up to 10 million strokes in energy chains, are flexible in terms of operating temperatures down to -40°C and are also UV-resistant. Besides having seawater resistance, the cables also operate reliably under the influence of oil. The cables are resistant according to MUD NEK606, which enables maintenance-free pumping on drilling rigs and also stands for operator safety. Specially designed for movement in e-chains, the cables

reliably carry out their tasks there, regardless of the length of the travel or the load to be moved.

chainflex cables keep maritime installations moving reliably With chainflex cables, plant constructors enjoy maximum freedom for the design of cables and energy chains, since there are virtually no limits to the application areas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whether under water or on the surface, whether under permanent sunshine or in prolonged cold. The use of approved chainflex cables means safe and stable operation of offshore installations for all those responsible for the proper running of a facility in shipyards, equipment suppliers, general contracting or manufacturing companies.

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GET A GRIP WITH NINJA® GLOVES When workers cannot grasp objects securely, especially those that are wet or oily, the objects may slide through their hands and result in injuries or damaged products. Thus, a good grip is extremely critical for most mechanical jobs. Grips also differ from glove to glove. Wearing the right glove for the right application is key when it comes to hand safety. For this reason, it is important to know the functional differences in different types of glove coatings: • • • • • •

Flat Nitrile is excellent for dry grip Foam Nitrile offers good overall grip PU, or Polyurethane, delivers good overall grip PVC has good overall grip Latex gives excellent dry and good wet grip Neoprene is good for dry and wet grip

combines the benefits of all the above coatings. The micropores within the coating absorb the surface liquids to provide excellent oil and good wet grip. Gloves with NFT™ are lightweight, breathable, comfortable, durable and feel like second skin. The NFT™ technology has been rigorously engineered to deliver outstanding grip, abrasion resistance and dexterity for precision handling in oily and greasy environments.








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Aerotech’s XL4s linear amplifier designed for closed-loop servo control of voice coil Customizable current-loop configurations available to meet application requirement Fiber-optic interface


erotech’s XL4s linear amplifier is designed for closed-loop servo control of voice coil and single-phase motors, eliminating the non-linearities common with PWM amplifiers. The XL4s provides deterministic behavior, auto-identification, and easy software setup and features a multi-core, double-precision, floating-point DSP that controls the digital PID. All parameters are software-settable including control-loop gains and system safety functions. With the XL4s, you can achieve industry-leading settling times, long-term thermal stability, and sub-micron-level tracking accuracy with advanced features such as full state feed-forward, 192 kHz servo rates, and look-aheadbased velocity control. The XL4s exceeds other singlephase motor controllers due to its industry-leading servo rate of 192 kHz. This directly correlates to better tracking errors and part quality at high-speeds in applications such as fast-tool servos, high-dynamic optical focusing axes, and high-speed pick-and-place machines. The XL4s has an encoder interpolation feature, dedicated analog and digital I/O, fiber-optic interface, and separate power connections for motor and control supply voltages.

its second generation, was founded in1970 by Stephen J. Botos with the vision of advancing the science of motion control. To this day, Aerotech develops motion control systems of highest precision, positioning motion systems and associated software solutions and excels due to its highly innovative abilities paired with scientific precision and practical implementation. At its German site in Fürth, configuration of the systems and assembly to customer specifications for the European market is carried out. Aerotech\’s motion control products meet the critical requirements of today\’s demanding applications. The innovative and highly precise motion solutions are used wherever high throughput is required - in industry, science and research. Customers worldwide benefit from the company’s comprehensive know-how. Aerotech solutions cater to an extremely wide range of applications, including medical technology and life science applications, semiconductor and flat panel display production, photonics, automotive, data storage, laser processing, military/aerospace, electronics manufacturing, and testing and assembly.

Unlike other fast tool servo controllers, the XL4s packaging allows it to be panel-mounted in a machine enclosure, resulting in a smaller machine footprint and requiring less overall floor space.

About Aerotech GmbH: Aerotech GmbH, based in Fürth, Franconia, is a subsidiary of globally operating Aerotech Inc. with its headquarters in Pittsburgh, USA. The family-owned company, still in ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

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R200 and R201: The New Optical Sensors for Longer Operating Distances Both new products consistently offer all photoelectric functional principles in a design that is now larger and suitable for specific mounting situations

W With the R100, R101, and R103 series, as well as the new R200 and R201 sensors, choosing the relevant sensor is easier and users also benefit from maximum flexibility in every application and mounting situation

The R100-, R101- and R103with the new R200- and R201 sensors

ith the R200 and R201 designs, the forward-thinking product design of photoelectric sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs enables applications with longer operating distances. Just like the compact R100, R101, and R103 series, both new products consistently offer all photoelectric functional principles in a design that is now larger and suitable for specific mounting situations. Usability is intuitive and identical across all series and the standardized IOLink connection via the latest Smart Sensor Profiles also enables convenient and reliable integration of the sensors. With the R100, R101, and R103 series, as well as the new R200 and R201 sensors, choosing the relevant sensor is easier and users also benefit from maximum flexibility in every application and mounting situation. In terms of their technical features, the new series also include robust DuraBeam laser technology and high-precision Multi Pixel Tech-

nology (MPT) for distance measurement. Standardized usability across all series and functional principles plus the IO-Link interface facilitate parameterization of the sensors during commissioning and when there is a change to the functional principle or to another series.

Identical Functional Principles The new R200 and R201 series offer all photoelectric functional principles: thru-beam sensors, retroreflective sensors with a polarization filter or for clear object recognition, energetic diffuse mode sensors, sensors with background suppression and foreground suppression, measuring light barriers with two switch points, and distance sensors.

Perfect Usability All series have an intuitive and identical look and feel during parameterization. Quick and easy sensor adjustment is guaranteed by a multiturn potentiometer and a push button, which function as a combined operating element with three LEDs for visualizing the configuration, status, and diagnostics. Across all series the user benefits from standardized usability: The look and feel when parameterizing a thru-beam sensor, a retroreflective sensor, or a diffuse mode sensor for the R100, R101 or R103 series is the same as for the R200 and R201 designs. This also applies to measuring devices with multiple switch points or distance sensors.

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Gas-tight blowers for additive manufacturing methods Blowers are designed for 24/7 industrial operation and proven worldwide in numerous demanding applications

Due to their gas-tight design they are suitable for the requirements of additive manufacturing in highgrade atmospheres. Figure 1: Compact gas-tight Becker VASF 1.50 side channel blower with integrated frequency converter.


Figure 2: For greater inert gas volumes: Gas-tight Becker Variair SV 300 side channel blower. ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

n selective laser melting (SLM) a stable inert gas atmosphere must be ensured within the built chamber of the machine. A specified temperature range is also essential. Only under these conditions can high quality components be produced. It is further necessary to remove metal splash and smoke developing during the melting process. At formnext (hall 3.0, stand H 69) Gebr. Becker GmbH will be presenting two blower types developed precisely for these and similar applications. The key difference to other series is the gas-tight design which permits the precise control of the gas flow as well as the removal of contamination from the process. In combination with also gas-tight heat exchangers from the programme of Gebr. Becker they also create the conditions for an exact temperature control of the additive manufacturing process.

For plants with a small built chamber the gas-tight and speedcontrolled VASF side channel blowers of size 1.50 are ideal. They are of a highly compact construction and can be easily integrated in the plants, enabling the flow management of the inert gas in the closed circuit and low energy operation as required. For larger plants in additive manufacturing and the correspondingly higher volume flows of inert gas the gas-tight side channel blower VARIAIR SV 300 is used. Here too, the speed controlled energy efficient drive enables the delivery rate to be adapted to the actual requirements. Both blowers are designed for 24/7 industrial operation and proven worldwide in numerous demanding applications.

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Manage Tough Turning Operations With New Seco -RR93 and -R3 Geometries

For manufacturers struggling to manage metalworking chips and optimize tool-life, Seco has introduced new -RR93 and -R3 geometries as part of its RCMx range of turning inserts


Range Overview

• RR93: 9 inserts (RCMX20, RCMX25, RCMX32) • R3: 10 inserts (RCMX20, RCMX25, RCMX32, RCMT20) • All inserts available in new Duratomic® TP grades • RCMX20-R3 available in grades TS2000 and TS2050


esigned for extreme applications such as turning railway wheels, these additions combine new roughing and medium finishing chipbreakers with industry-leading Duratomic® grade technology. The -RR93 chipbreaker boosts tool life, improves productivity, increases product reliability, enlarges chip-control working area and enhances surface finish. This new design replaces the -RR94 geometry. The -R3 geometry excels in medium finishing applications in steels, difficult stainless steels and super alloys. Its optimally positioned grooves control chips even when depths of cut run as small as 1.5 mm, high feed rates range from 0.6 mm/rev to 1.2 mm/rev and cutting speeds reach 90 m/min. to 160 m/min. (Within these cutting-data ranges, the correct choices depend on materials and machine conditions.) The -R3 geometry replaces the previous -R2 geometry. Throughout the RCMx range of inserts, the RCMT20-R2 positive

screw-clamped range additions significantly reduce machining vibration, yielding smoother finishes ideal for the surface areas of railway wheel finishing and medium roughing applications of difficult materials. Dedicated insert edge treatments and retained functional toughness arrest comb cracks and increase edge security. For improved mechanical and thermal properties that enhance performance, the Duratomic® CVD aluminum-oxide coating process manipulates coating components at the atomic level. This technology’s used-edge detection reduces cutting-edge waste. The new -RR93 and -R3 geometries, as well as the Duratomic® grades, have been tested in most common railway wheel materials, including R7, R8, R9, M1, Class B and Class C.

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New Camstar Electronics Suite provides game-changing smart manufacturing capabilities Single software solution integrates Siemens’ Camstar and Mentor’s Valor manufacturing execution capabilities

S Camstar Electronics Suite activates the seamless flow of product and business data between product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and shop floor execution through an integrated digital thread, enabling faster and streamlined change cycles


iemens announces the introduction of Camstar™ Electronics Suite software, an innovative manufacturing execution system (MES) for electronics. Building on the successfulenterprise-level platform for integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing, this powerful, configurable and scalable MES solution enables printed circuit board (PCB) and box assemblers to meet traceability requirements, improve efficiency levels and control manufacturing operations through direct Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity with machines and production lines. Expanding on Siemens’ digital innovation platform, Camstar Electronics Suite creates a true digital thread to empowerelectronics companies to further their digitalization strategy in line with Industry 4.0. By clos-

ing the loop between engineering and the shop floor, and enabling quick reactions to design modifications,manufacturers can shorten product lifecycles, increase production complexities and improve quality across the entire manufacturing lifecycle. “Siemens made an important step towards helping electronics manufacturers improve operations performance when they acquired Camstar, but by adding capabilities from Mentor’s Valor™ Electronics Manufacturing Solutions software they can now drive a new level of productivity, throughput, and quality for both PCB, mechanical and box-build manufacturing,” said Greg Gorbach, vice president, digitization and IoT, ARC Advisory Group. “With Mentor’s Valor edge data acquisition


technology and tight integration with Teamcenter to support a robust digital twin and digital thread, the Camstar Electronics Suite now enables customers in the electronics industry to rapidly adapt to design changes and to speed production by directly connecting with specialized machines and production lines.” Siemens PLM Software continues to grow its digital innovation platform and look for new ways to expand on the most robust digital twin. This recent collaboration between Siemens’ manufacturing operations management (MOM) software and Mentor technology has created a unique solution, which covers the complete end-to-end mechatronics manufacturing process. Camstar Electronics Suite activates the seamless flow of product and business data between product lifecycle management (PLM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and shop floor execution through an integrated digital thread, enabling faster and streamlined change cycles.Using

this single data source, closed-loop feedbacks from production to design and engineering departments can result in improved quality levels and shorter new product introduction (NPI) processes and go-to-market times. Siemens’ technology development benefits from the fact that the company also has advanced operational factories which can be early adopters of Siemens innovations. “The Camstar Electronics Suite introduces a layer of value that we could never reach with our existing set of disconnected tools, even with custom integration. Furthermore, the inclusion of Valor IoT data acquisition in the suite has drastically simplified the deployment across our assembly lines,” stated Hermann Kraus, MES project lead at Siemens Fürth. “We have already taken the first step of implementation, optimizing material flow with Valor Material Management. We are currently introducing the second step that will deliver a true one-

stop-shop solution for Electronics Manufacturing management, covering all process areas and integrated with PLM and ERP,” he added. “This collaboration with Mentor’s Valor technology along with the introduction of Camstar Electronics Suite further expands our positioning in the electronics market and fortifies our leadership as industry trendsetters,” said René Wolf, senior vice president of Manufacturing Operations Management for Siemens PLM Software. “In an era where mass customization and rapid time-to-market determine the ability of electronics companies to succeed, manufacturing processes must be flexible and smart enough to accommodate rapid change in product requirements, while optimizing production efficiency and improving the overall product quality. This is exactly the kind of innovation that the new Camstar Electronics Suite delivers to the market.” For more information

Contactless measurements directly on the shaft The PST-360 Position Sensor from PIHER provides excellent repeatability, accuracy, resolution, linearity and high stability even under harsh environmental conditions


he PST-360 from PIHER (Sales: Rutronik) is a slimline package solution sensor (12 mm height) mounted directly into the shaft, with no gears. Completely contactless, the position sensor provides excellent repeatability, accuracy, resolution, linearity and high stability even under harsh environmental conditions. Its low profile design makes the PIHER PST-360 easy to integrate in to any application with no mechanical interfaces, offering lower production line costs than other ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

sensors. The one-piece solution contains two discrete, non-contact components: A full circle magnet and a separate electronics module. This allows an easy wrapping into any shaft, providing engineers the flexibility to be creative. With a guaranteed accuracy up to +/- 0.5% over the entire 360° travel for 50 million rotational cycles, the

through-shaft sensor is not only extremely precise, but also offers a long life span. A selectable output function allows developers to choose between analog (ratiometric & non-ratiometric), PWM, SPI and CAN SAE J1939. In addition, the sensor has a fully programmable output and the option of including a switching signal.

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PC-based control optimises logistics applications Beckhoff will present its expertise as a long-standing automation partner for the logistics industry at LogiMat, international trade fair for intralogistics solutions and process management. Open PC and EtherCAT-based control technology is ideally suited for optimising logistics processes and responding to quickly changing market trends. With open interfaces, modularity and scalable performance, it is the perfect fit for intralogistics solutions that are custom-tailored to individual requirements, while delivering technological and economic competitive advantages at the same time. Components for systemintegrated connection to the cloud make it easier to implement IoT and Industrie 4.0 concepts in smart warehouses.


ue to its openness, PC-based control technology from Beckhoff fulfils the requirements for end-to-end networking of intralogistics, production and distribution to perfection â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one of the key challenges in the sector. PC-based control is based on a comprehensive portfolio of advanced Industrial PCs, TwinCAT automation software, EtherCAT as a fast communication system, decentralised I/O components and highly dynamic drive solutions. Integrated, cost-effective and flexible system planning is assured by the performance-driven scalability of the control platform, the flexible support for different fieldbus systems and the same programming and configuration software across all performance classes. The TwinCAT automation software suite bundles all necessary machine functionalities: from PLC to motion control, robotics, HMI, safety and measurement technology through to integration of vision systems and cloud solutions. Open interfaces allow effortless integration of control functions into existing system and database structures. With support for standardised protocols, such as OPC UA, Beckhoff provides the prerequisites for implementing secure cloud comENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

TwinCAT bundles all machine control functions that are essential in logistics and offers flexible support for horizontal communication from machine to machine as well as vertical communication with higher-level control and warehouse management systems. munication in the smart warehouse. Users benefit from the openness of the control architecture also in this respect, for example through the unrestricted choice of cloud solution. All systems concerned â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from I/O level to warehouse management and eCommerce software â&#x20AC;&#x201C; can be fully connected.

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Mitsubishi Electric VFDs help farms grow operations Increasing number of farmers are turning to the latest Mitsubishi Electric variable frequency drives (VFDs), which allow a three phase motor to run from a single-phase electric supply without a phase converter, facilitating greater power and lower energy consumption


hree-phase power is often unavailable in rural and remote locations, which is a primary reason why farmers struggle to grow their operations. Any farm looking to run larger fans and motors to help increase storage and handling capacity have thus far been forced into using traditional solutions such as rotary phase converters, which are costly, have big capacitor banks and a high amp draw, running up electricity bills and erasing profits. Now, however, increasing numbers are turning to the latest Mitsubishi Electric variable frequency drives (VFDs), which allow a three phase motor to run from a single-phase electric supply without a phase converter, facilitating greater power and lower energy consumption. This trend is evidenced by D&E Equipment of Wilmington, Ohio, which was founded in 1954 by Walter Ewing. An expert in designing and installing bespoke farm infrastructure solutions such as grain storage bins, grain elevators, dryers, augers and grain handling systems, D&E is a family-run company that has built a reputation for quality

A Mitsubishi VFD installed as part of a dryer control system


and service throughout the local agricultural community. With no two installations the same, D&E Equipment’s highly experienced workforce collaborates with each customer to fully understand and meet their specific requirements.

The challenge Modern agricultural operations make use of on-site infrastructure to store and maintain grain, selling their crop in several batches at different prices throughout the year to help maximise returns. Along with farm consolidation, this trend has helped fuel demand for ever-larger grain storage and handling infrastructure. However, since many agricultural operations are located in remote rural areas, they can quickly reach an impasse, severely hampering their ability to grow. “Unfortunately, many of our customers can only get single-phase power out to their farms,” confirms

D&E Vice President of Operations Mike Kees. With three-phase power vital for running the larger fans, motors and other equipment required to increase storage and handling capacity, farmers seeking operational growth have been forced to use a feasible, if far from desirable workaround: rotary phase converters. However, such devices are not only expensive, but draw large quantities of electricity.

The solution By working with Mitsubishi Electric and its local distributor, D&E has been able to offer customers a far more attractive solution in the shape of the latest VFDs. “Basically Mitsubishi VFDs allow us to ‘trick’ a three-phase motor into running from a single-phase electric supply without a phase converter, enabling greater horsepower,” explains Kees. “And since they are


Mitsubishi Electric VFDs can provide a host of problem-solving benefits at farming operations worldwide

only used on the specific motor or other piece of equipment where they are needed, the VFDs are far more power-efficient and economical to run.” The impact of a Mitsubishi Electric VFD on a farm’s operation, Kees notes, can be huge – and instantaneous. “A maximum of 15hp [11.2kW] single-phase power is limiting,” he says. “Installing a Mitsubishi Electric VFD ensures that our customer becomes capable of using larger, faster equipment, while accessing more capacity by increasing the size of their operation. With their singlephase power supply and the VFD, they’re no longer limited on equipment size. A farm can move from, say, 700 bushels per hour to 1200 or 1700 bushels an hour through their drying system by using a conveyor that requires a 30hp (22.4kW) three-phase motor, though they still have a single-phase electricity supply. The VFD provides an immediate opportunity for them to grow their operation in a cost effective way.”

Farms can increase storage and handling capacity with Mitsubishi Electric VFDs


According to Kees, this advantage is usually only the beginning as Mitsubishi Electric VFDs potentially provide a host of further problemsolving benefits. Among them is the capability to allow a ‘soft start’ increase of power draw when firing up equipment. This feature reduces the potential for tripping the overload, lowers the possibility of damaging expensive equipment, and increases service life. Another benefit of VFDs is their ability to simplify the combination of newly purchased equipment with existing older equipment and make it work effectively for the customer, a common challenge on the farm. If one conveyer, for example, is rated at 5000 bushels an hour and another is rated at 7500 bushels an hour, grain plugging and equipment breakage can occur if the incompatibilities are not evened out. Kees also appreciates how working with Mitsubishi Electric has enabled D&E to create further goodwill with its customers, and maintain and enhance the company’s long-standing reputation for quality: “We are service-driven and stand behind our products, and Mitsubishi helps us in that regard. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of their VFDs go wrong and require replacement. As a result, with the high costs of service and downtime on the farm, our customers are very happy.” He also notes that when VFD programming is needed, the customerfocused, partnership-driven attitude of Mitsubishi Electric and its distributor help D&E provide fast, effective service. “Our prior supplier insisted on keeping their system proprietary; if there was a programming issue we had to call and wait for them to come out,” Kees explains. “It could take several days and support costs were high. Contrast that with the Mitsubi-

Mitsubishi Electric automation solutions can be applied to numerous grain-handling

shi attitude – they actually train our guys on their system so we can do it ourselves, quickly. Again, that is a huge value add. Mitsubishi has a whole different business model and attitude; a partnership rather than a forced dependency.”

The results Ultimately, working with Mitsubishi Electric VFDs has created an entirely new stream of business for D&E, and stimulated the company’s interest in potentially helping customers apply additional Mitsubishi Electric automation solutions to grain-handling applications such as those relating to PLC controls, networking and temperature monitoring. “Mitsubishi VFDs are turning our service guys into sales people because they are going to farms and constantly seeing where customers can benefit,” concludes Kees. “In turn, this elevates job satisfaction among our staff as anytime you can fix something so effectively for a customer you’re going to feel good about it. In my opinion, VFDs will soon become as common on the farm as motors and augers.”

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Oman Gas Leverages Digital DNA to Increase Reliability The organization has digitized its reliability and maintenance program by implementing Bentley’s AssetWise Asset Reliability solution. To reduce human intervention and avoid human fault analysis, the system leverages the inherent capabilities of AssetWise Asset Reliability to automate several processes


man Gas Company (OGC) is the principal gas transportation company of the Sultanate of Oman established in 2000. OGC operates a 2,500-kilometer high-pressure gas transmission network that runs the length and breadth of the Sultanate with annual gas transmission volumes of around 21.549 billion cubic meters. Other facilities include three compressor stations and 38 gas supply stations. The majority of the Sultanate’s industrial sectors, from power and desalination plants to fertilizer, methanol, petrochemicals, refineries, steel, and cement plants, rely on OGC to deliver the gas for their operations. OGC adopted an advanced reliability and integrity program that ensures production availability to meet its customer demands and achieve its goal of becoming “a world-class midstream gas value chain company.” The organization has digitized its reliability and maintenance program by implementing Bentley’s AssetWise Asset Reliability solution.

To reduce human intervention and avoid human fault analysis, the system leverages the inherent capabilities of AssetWise Asset Reliability to automate several processes including: • Ensuring the reliability, availability, and maintainability of the facilities down to the equipment level • Bad-actor analysis ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

• Alert and email notification of equipment condition • Follow up reminder of RCA recommendation • Approval route for bad actor, RCA, RCM, and RBI • Automatic analysis and notifications for operator routine duties using handheld devices The software utilizes these inputs to calculate reliability and availability of an individual asset based on an exponential reliability model. The weekly calculations are based on series and parallel configurations, which were previously performed monthly by a dedicated reliability engineer using Excel spreadsheets. The system introduces digital workflows using handheld devices for routine operator duties to bridge the disconnect between engineers and field operators by mapping trends, monitoring operational

parameters, and providing necessary technical support remotely. It also ensures that operational key performance indicators (KPIs) are achieved by monitoring the compliance status regularly. Bentley’s AssetWise Asset Reliability solution triggers an alert and email notification as soon as any value is out of range. With this technology, OGC has calculated a significant increase in reliability performance. This calculation is based on failure reduction against Mean Time to Repair and Cost of Lost Production Opportunity, which greatly impacts revenues and profits. Fahmi Reza, head of reliability and condition monitoring, Oman Gas Company, said, “The auto-alert and email notification features of Bentley’s AssetWise Asset Reliability are enabling us to improve our reliability growth at a significant rate of about 9 percent in a year.”



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elhi based private sector company is hired to upgrade the Pantnagar airport in the next three months. The expansion project includes an upgraded terminal, the development of runway and an officers’ colony. The work will start in February 2019. Place : Udham Singh Nagar district Uttarakhand Industry: Airport/ Aviation Airports Authority of India (AAI)

“Veer Singh, Civil Incharge, AAI, Civil Airport, Pant Nagar, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand. Civil, M: 9690163623, (S K Singh, Airport, Director,”


he proposal for construction of 20 MLD CETP, Collection and Convey- ance system, Pilot-scale 200 KLD ZLD plant and 900 KLD Common Chrome FEBRUARY 2019 | ENGINEERING REVIEW 137

BUSINESS AVENUES Recovery unit at Jajmau tannery Cluster, Kanpur. Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has sanctioned amounting Rs.554 crores with certain financial conditions. Place : Kanpur Uttar Pradesh Industry: “Effluent Treatment” Jajmau Tannery Effluent Treatment Association (JTETA) Ashraf Rizwan, Director, KLC Complex, Ground Floor, Knp-Lko Highway, Banthar, Unnao-209801, Uttar Pradesh. M: 9415045378,


he proposal for up-gradation of existing CETP at Mathura Textile cluster has been sanctioned amount- ing Rs.13.87 crores with a condition that industry has to contribute 25% of project cost and 100 % O&M. The work is likely to start in 2019. Place : Mathura Uttar Pradesh Industry: “Effluent Treatment” Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation “Dr. Sundeep, Director (T-II), Ministry of Water Resources, RD&GR, 1st Flr, Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, India Gate, New Delhi - 110002, Delhi. T: 011-23072900, E-mail:


rench television brand Thomson plans to set up a new television manufacturing facility in Noida in January 2019. Place : Noida Uttar Pradesh Industry: Electricals / Electronics Technicolor SA “Avneet Singh Marwah, CEO, SPPL (exclusive brand licensee of Thomson in India), F Block, Okhla Industrial Area, New Delhi-110020, Delhi. Tel: 8340448738,18008438777, E-mail:”


lans to implement development of 19 slum localities in Agra district. The state government has approved Rs 20 crore in this regard. District Urban Development Authority (DUDA) will develop the infrastructure including roads and upgrade drainage system. Place: Agra District Uttar Pradesh Industry: Housing Agra Municipal Corporation (AMC) “Tarun Kumar Sharma, Chief Engineer (Civil), Near Sur Sadan, M. G. Road, Agra, Uttar Pradesh. M: 7300740603, (Arun Prakash, Municipal Commissioner)”



ugmentation of receiving station Nagam from 10.3 MVA to 16.3 MVA including dismantling of existing 4.0MVA Power Transformer and its transportation to Divisional stores. The work will commence soon and take six months to complete. Place : Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir Industry: Power Power Development Department, Jammu and Kashmir Hashmat Qazi, CE, Sub Transmis- sion Division-IInd, Near Silk Factory, Rajbagh, Srinagar-190001, Jammu and Kashmir. M: 9419008002,


lans to develop a new housing project named KrishnVilas on Yamuna Expressway at Greater Noida. The project comprises the construction of 410 independent villas in the 25-acre project. Place : Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh Industry: Real Estate Gaurs Group “Gaur Biz Park, Plot No-1 , Abhay Khand II, Indirapuram, Ghaziabad - 201014, Uttar Pradesh. T: 0120-4343333, M: 9555802222 (Manoj Gaur, Managing Director)”


elhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway is a proposed, 600km long controlled- access expressway, under the Bharatmala project. The expressway will connect Delhi with Katra in Jammu & Kashmir via Amritsar, Moga, Sangrur in Punjab. Feedback Infra have been appointed as DPR consultants to carry out alignment studies. Place :Amritsar Punjab Industry: Roads/ Highways/ Bridges National Highways Authority of India Rohin Kumar Gupta, General Manager (Tech) Bharatmala, NHAI, G-5&6, Sector 10, Dwarka, New Delhi-110075, Delhi. T: 011- 25074100/4200, Extn1111, rohin-


lans to undertake the construction of an elevated six-lane corridor covering 5.5-km that would start at Delhi’s Mayur Vihar and end at Mahamaya flyover on Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. The work is likely to start in January 2019 and completion is targeted in 42 months. Place :Noida Uttar Pradesh Industry: Roads/ Highways/ Bridges New Okhla Industrial Development Authority “Indra Vikram Singh IAS, ACEO (I), Administrative Complex, Sector 6, District. Gautam Budh Nagar, Noida - 201301, Uttar Pradesh. T: 0120-2422704, 2425025, 2422348,, (Alok Tandon,



RDA plans to assign the Construction of Roads under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana in the Districts of Rudraprayag, Almora, Pithoragarh, and Champawat. Tendering process is on. The work is likely to start in two months and take 18 months to complete. Place : Rudraprayag Uttarakhand Industry: Roads/ Highways/ Bridges Uttarakhand Rural Roads Development Agency (URRDA) “Asif Javed, Executive Engineer, First Floor, Directorate of Panchayatiraj, Opp-IT Park, Sahastradhara Road, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. T: 0135-2608125, M: 7055613616, E-mail:, (KK Shrivastava, Chief Engineer, 9411110100)”


xpression of Interest (EOI) are invited for the empanelment of Vendors for 35 MW rooftop Solar PV Project in the state of Delhi under Mukhyamantri

Solar Power Yojna. Place :Delhi Industry: Solar Power Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Managment Centre , Govt of NCT of Delhi Tel: 011-23392351,23815874-75, E-mail: peeerem5874@gmail. com (A.K. Jha, Executive Officer, T: 011-23392351, E-mail: akjhavasundhara@


he corporation has decided to install solar energy plants on gram panchayat land. Land is being identified. The project completion is targeted in two years. Place :Haryana Industry: Solar Power Haryana Power Generation Corporation Ltd (HPGCL). “Rajesh Kumar Verma, CE/Planning, Ground Floor, Urja Bhawan, C-7, Sector-6, HPGCL Panchkula, Haryana. T: 0172-5022439, M: 9355084536, E-mail:



lans to assign the construction of proposed underground parking at Jhula Maidan, on plot bearing C.S.No.1854, in E ward. The work is likely to start in 3-4 months and take two years to complete. Place: Mumbai Maharashtra Industry: Car Parking Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai C M Marathe, Dy. City Engineer (B.C.) City, MCGM, 3rd Floor, Engineering Hub Building, Dr.E.Moses Road, Worli Naka, Worli, Mumbai- 400018, T: 022-24958001


he company has decided to double up the production capacity of its cement plant at Sanghipuram from 4 mtpa to 8.6 million mtpa. The expansion will start in first quarter of 2019 and complete by 2020. The MOU was recently signed with the Gujarat Government in this regard.

Place: Kutch Gujarat Industry: Cement Sanghi Industries Ltd “Nimesh Patel, Asst. General Manager, 10th Floor, Kataria Arcade, Off. S.G. Highway, Post: Makarba, District: Ahmedabad – 380051, Gujarat. Tel: 079-26838000, M:9909953303, E-mail:


he company is implementing the expansion of its soda ash plant in Sutrapada in Gir Somnath district. The completion is targeted by 2020. The MOU was recently signed with the Gujarat Government in this regard. Place : Gir Somnath District Gujarat Industry: Chemicals and Fertilisers Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd FEBRUARY 2019 | ENGINEERING REVIEW 139

BUSINESS AVENUES “Sunil Gupta, GM (Finance), GHCL House, B-38, Institutional Area, Sector-1, Noida – 201301, Uttar Pradesh. Tel: 0120-3358000, M: 9811347372,”


lans to set up production of salt and marine chemicals in Kutch. The completion is targeted by 2021. The MOU was recently signed with the Gujarat Government in this regard. The work is likely to start in 2019-20. Place: Kutch District Gujarat Industry: Chemicals and Fertilisers Gujarat Heavy Chemicals Ltd “Sunil Gupta, GM (Finance), GHCL House, B-38, Institutional Area, Sector-1, Noida – 201301, Uttar Pradesh. T: 0120-3358000, M: 9811347372,”


lans to assign the construction of admin & hostel bldgs, workshop, site development, different types of roads, parking, external and internal electrification work, firefighting, sewer line, etc. The work is likely to start in early 2019 and completion is targeted in 18 months. Place: Pune Maharashtra Industry: Construction Central Institute of Road Transport “Mukund Dev, Head-ASD, Post box no. 1897, Bhosari, Pune-26. T: 020-67345300, F: 67345407, E-mail:, Web: www.

Mumbai-Pune Road, Pimpri, Pune-411018, Maharashtra. T: 020-67333333, 9922501791, 27425511/12/13/14, (Shravan Hardikar I.A.S., Commis- sioner)”


he corporation plans to undertake the construction of concrete road from Mahabali Chowk to Old RTO office at Prabhag No. II. The work is likely to start in February 2019. The completion is targeted in 12 months. Place: Pune Maharashtra Industry: Roads/ Highways/ Bridges Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) “Shrikant Sawane, Executive Engineer, BRTS, Mumbai-Pune Road, Pimpri, Pune-411018, Maharashtra. T:020-27425511/12/13/14, M:9922501723, (Shravan Hardikar I.A.S., Commis- sioner)”


he corporation has proposed the construction & development of roads at Adarsh Nagar in Prabhag No. 03, Pimpri Chinchwad. The work is likely to start in mid January 2019 and complete in 18 months. Place: Pune Maharashtra Industry: Roads/ Highways/ Bridges Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) “B P Supekar, Executive Engineer, Mumbai-Pune Road, Pimpri, Pune-411018, Maharashtra. T: 020-27425511/12/13/14, M: 9922501776, (Shravan Hardikar I.A.S.), Commissioner)”


lans to undertake construction of retaining structure along the approach road of Middle Vaitarna Dam in O.C. Division. Tender was re-invited. The completion is targeted in 24 months. Place: Palghar District Maharashtra Industry: Construction Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai N. D. Kulkarni, DY Hydraulic Engineer (Operations), M.C.G.M. Water Works Yard, Kapurbawdi, P.O. Sandoz Baug, Thane (West) – 400607, Maharashtra. Tel: 022- 25431905 / 25421094, M: 9930260547, E-mail:dyheopkap@rediffmail. com




he corporation plans to assign the task of providing and laying storm water line to drain out rain water at various places and other related civil works in ward number 27. The work is estimated to start by March 2019 and complete in 6 months. Place: Pune Maharashtra Industry: Drainage Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) “Devanna Narsimalu Gattuwar, Executive Engineer,


he development authority plans to undertake the construction of 8-km road connecting Turbhe station bifurcation on the Thane-Belpaur road to Tata Hospital in Kharghar. As part of this project, the authority plans to construct 3 km tunnel through Parsik Hill. The detailed project report is being prepared. Place: Navi Mumbai Maharashtra Industry: Roads/ Highways/ Bridges MMRDA R. B. Gadge, Chief Engineer, 2nd Floor, A wing, BKC, Bandra (East), Mumbai-400051, Maharashtra. T: 022-2659 1434, Extn-4037, M: 9969984916

lans to undertake development of Bhachchubhai play ground , CTS No. 1437 and Sant Rohidas Garden, CTS. NO. 1/1970 in E ward. The scope of work involve demolition of existing south compound wall, construction of south compound wall, construction of entrance gate, horticulture work, construction of pathway, construction of pipe drain, underground water tank. M & E work, etc. The work will start in February 2019.

BUSINESS AVENUES Place: Mumbai Maharashtra Industry: Sports Infrastructure Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai “B. V. Rathod, Executive Engineer (Civil), (Garden Cell), 566, C.P.D. Compound, Bakri Adda, N.M. Joshi Marg, Byculla (West), Mumbai- 400011, Maharashtra. T: 022-26848209, M: 8097398848,


lans to set up a tyre tube and other rubber products plant at Panoli in Bharuch. The MOU was recently signed with the Gujarat Government in this regard. Place: Bharuch Gujarat Industry: Tyres Mahansaria Tyres Pvt Ltd “Ashok Kumar Mahansaria, Director, 105, Creative Industrial Estate, 72, NM Joshi Marg,

Lower Parel East, Mumbai-400011, Maharashtra. Tel: 9619485563,


lans to assign the construction of interconnection by 4000 mm dia M.S. pipe from Bhandup Tunnel Shaft to 1910 MLD Old WTP in Bhandup Complex and allied works. The work is likely to start by February 2019 and complete in 15 months. Place: Mumbai Maharashtra Industry: Water Sector Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai “M M Joshi, S.E. (WSP), MCGM 1st Floor, Engineering Hub Building, Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli Naka, Worli, Mumbai- 400018, Maharashtra. T: 022-24958001, 24958101, Extn.8088, M: 981938972,”



lans to assign the construction of buildings at NTPC Kudgi. Place: Vijayapura District Karnataka Industry: Construction NTPC Ltd “D L Uttarkar, AGM (CS), Kudgi Super Thermal Power Project, Basavana Bagewadi, Dist: Vijayapura 586121, Karnataka. T: 08426-284109, F:08426-280078, raousrinivasa@ntpc.,,”


he department plans to undertake the construction of Library cum research block at Government College, Karyavattom. Currently bids are called for soil investigation. The work is likely to start by March 2019 and completion will take 12-18 months. Place: Kerala Industry: Construction Kerala Public Works Department (PWD) “Jasmine T B, Executive Engineer, PWD Buildings Division, PMG Junction, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

T: 0471-2304288, M: 8086395123, eebltvm.pwd@kerala.,, (Hythru E K, Chief Engineer)”


lobal smartphone maker plans to set up its first India R&D centre in Hyderabad. Place: Hyderabad Telangana Industry: R&D Centre Oppo Mobiles India Pvt Ltd “Tasleem Arif, Vice-President and R&D Head, 5th Floor, Tower B, Building No. 8, DLF Cyber City, Gurugram-122002, Haryana. T: 0124-4549730, 4727777,”


lans to assign the white topping on selected roads in Bengaluru city, under Phase 2. Bids are currently called for Package 7 and 8). The work is likely to start in 2019. Place: Bengaluru Karnataka FEBRUARY 2019 | ENGINEERING REVIEW 141

BUSINESS AVENUES Industry: Roads/ Highways/ Bridges Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike Aghalaya Ramesh, Executive Engineer (Project Central -2 ), Ground Floor, Annexe-2 building, NR Square, Bengaluru - 560002. M: 9480683985, E-mail: eeprojectscentral2@


lans to assign the development of 25 MW Floating Solar PV Project at NTPC Simhadri in Andhra Pradesh. Solar PV Cells and Modules for this project can be sourced from anywhere in the world. The online bids are invited under International Competi- tive Bidding (ICB) followed by Reverse Auction. The work is likely to start in 3-4 months and complete iin 15 months.” Place: Simhadri Andhra Pradesh Industry: Solar Power NTPC Ltd “Ratan Singh, AGM (RE-CS)/DGM (RE-CS), RE-Contracts Services Room No. 220, R&D Building, Engg. Office Complex. Annexe, Plot A-8A, Sector 24, Noida-201301, Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. T: 0120-3777380, 2410722,, skdas01@”


lans to install a 842 kWp rooftop solar power unit at the Andhra Pradesh Secretariat in Amaravati. The plant will be spread across seven buildings, including the Chief Minis- ter’s Office and the AP Assembly. The project is being executed in partner- ship with the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA). Place: Amaravati Andhra Pradesh Industry: Solar Power CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd “Shraddha Shinde Chorghe, Assistant Manager Marketing, 4th Floor, The International, 16 Maharshi Karve Road, New Marine Lines Cross Road No.1, Churchgate, Mumbai-400020, Mahrash- tra. T: 022-62520000, M: 9766095692,, (Andrew Hines, Co-founder)”


ndia’s largest fresh fruit importer has announced the installation of a new 150 kWp Net Metering Rooftop Solar PV Project that will power its cold stor- age facilities in Bangalore. Place: Bengaluru Karnataka Industry: Solar Power “IG International Pvt Ltd” “Amit Amrutkar, Project Manager, Office No 802, Bluechip, Plot No D 263, Akashar Building, Turbhe, Navi Mumbai-400705, MH.


T: 022-66272000,, (Tarun Arora, Managing Director, tarunarora@iginternational. net)”


lans to set up a 5 MW captive solar power project in Mangalore. Bids are invited for the project. The scope of work includes the design, supply, erection, installation, testing, and commissioning of the project along with associated transmission system as well as the operation and mainte- nance of the project for a period of 5 years. The work is likely to start in January 2019 and completion is targeted in 6 months. Place: Mangalore Karnataka Industry: Solar Power Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Ltd (KIOCL) “Shreeprakash, AGM (C & CC), Block II, Koramangala, Sarjapura Road, Bangaluru 560034, Karnataka. T: 080-25531461, Extn-304,, (MV Subba Rao, Chairman-cum-Managing Director,”


he authority plans to set up an 8 MW grid-connected solar project at Hubba- lli airport. Place: Hubballi Karnataka Industry: Solar Power Airports Authority of India (AAI) “C. Manjunatha, Joint GM Engineering Electrical, Gokul Road, Hubballi - 580030, Karnataka. T: 0836-2237921, M: 9449734223,”


lans to assign the development of 100 MW Floating Solar PV Project at NTPC Ramagundam in Telangana. Solar PV Cells and Modules for this project can be sourced from anywhere in the world. The online bids are invited under International Competi- tive Bidding (ICB) followed by Reverse Auction. The work is likely to start in 3-4 months and complete iin 15 months. Place: Peddapalli district Telangana Industry: Solar Power NTPC Ltd “Ratan Singh, AGM (RE-CS)/DGM (RE-CS), RE-Contracts Services Room No. 220, R&D Building, Engg. Office Complex. Annexe, Plot A-8A, Sector 24, Noida-201301, Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh. Tel: 120-3777380, 2410722,,”




he port trust is partnering with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) to build a small airport. The airport is proposed to come within the Paradip port premises outside of the harbour area. The prefeasibility study is on. The airport project is likely to be included under PPT’s Smart Port Industrial City. Place: Jagatsinghpur district Odisha Industry: Airport/ Aviation Paradip Port Trust (PPT) K. Ramachandra Rao, Chief Engineer, PPT, Paradip Port-754142, Odisha. T: 06722-222026, 9437492705, ceppt@paradipport., (Rinkesh Roy, IRTS, Chairman, T: 06722-222046)






lans to set up mini hydel power projects in the state of Manipur. The Manipur government has already given the nod for the project. The company has tied up with a prominent hydel turbine company from Czech Republic in this regard. Place: Manipur Industry: Hydro Power Salai Holdings Pvt Ltd Narengbam Samarjit Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, Sagolband Tera Loukrakpam Leikai, Imphal-795001, West, Manipur. T: 0385-2442071, info@salaiholdings. com he corporated has tendered 600 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems to be set up in the state. Sixty rooftop solar systems of capacity 10 kW each will be set up at various locations in Jhargram and Purulia districts of West Bengal. Place: West Bengal Industry: Solar Power WBGEDCL “Prottay Sarkar, Project Engineer, Bikalpa Shakti Bhavan, Plot No. J- 1/10, EP & GP, Sector – V, Salt Lake Electronics Complex, Kolkata-700091, West Bengal. T: 033-23576569/6361/5347, M: 9836395229”


lans to undertake the construction of New Ghats along with renovation of Old Ghats And Miscellaneous works at Chapra, Dist: Saran of Bihar under Namami Gange Programme on behalf of NMCG. Place: Saran District Bihar Industry: Tourism National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd “B.B.P. Sharma, General Manager(Engg.), 404,4th Floor, Maurya Tower, Mauryalok Complex New Dak Bunglow Road, Patna-800001. M: 8527798937,” agged an order for the construction of Govt. Medical College & Hospital Building at Chapra, Bihar. The work is likely to start by March / April 2019. Place: Chapra Bihar Industry: Construction Ahluwalia Contracts (India) Ltd “Vipin Kumar Tiwari, GM (Corporate) & Company Secretary, A-177, Okhla Industrial Area, Phase-I, New Delhi-110020, Delhi. T: 011- 49410500, 502, 517, 8 599, vktiwari©; cs.corpoffice@” agged order for the manufacture and supply of Wagons to Railway Stores (S), Ministry of Railways, Government of India. Place: Nationwide Industry Railways Commercial Engineers & Body Builders Co Ltd Rajesh Jain, Sr. Manager. 48, Vandana Vihar, Opp. Gorakhpur Thane, Jabalpur-482001, Madhya Pradesh. M: 9630009630, rjain@, (Amit Jain, CFO & CS)


PRODUCT SHOWCASE “Torpedo” High Performance Range Tools: Indian Tool Manufacturers “ITM” – (A division of Birla Precision Technologies Ltd.) has newly launched Torpedo Taps and Drills & End Mills. ITM focuses on its R&D department to continuously develop exceptional quality products for its customers. As a result of this extensive study and continuous efforts, we proudly introduce ITM “TORPEDO” advanced new range of products to compete with international standards to ensure Superior Performance, Extra Tool Life and Guaranteed Results. I) Torpedo Series Taps are made out of the highest quality of Powder Metallurgy HSS materials. These High Performance Taps are manufactured on our latest CNC Machines, with specific geometries to suit different machining applications, based on work materials. ITM Torpedo series Taps consists of Spiral Flute, Spiral Point, Roll Form, and Straight Flute-Cast Iron. To enhance the performance of taps, we can supply these taps with surface treatment like TiN, TiAlN, TiCN etc.

cutting speed for higher productivity. (Size range is from M3 to M16). 3. Roll Form Taps is best suitable for both Blind and ThroughHole application. Roll forming operation is chip-less operation, forming a thread by displacement of materials and not by cutting, hence these taps are best suitable for soft materials like Aluminum, Brass, Bronze etc., (The size range is from M6 to M16.) 4. Straight Flute - Cast Iron Taps are best suitable for Cast Iron material and size range is from M3 to M16.

1. Spiral Flute Taps are best Suited for Blind Hole applications and are specially designed to eliminate chip clogging, they are available in size range of (Size Range: M3 to M16). 2. Spiral Point Taps are specially designed for Through-Hole application and are suitable for higher

II) Torpedo Series of Drills are also made out of the advanced grades of HSS PM materials. These Drills are produced on our latest CNC Machines, with unique geometries to give better accuracy holes and excellent performance. These drills are developed to machine hardened steel materials like Stainless Steel, Nickel Chromium Steel and Forged Steel etc. These Torpedo High Performance Drills are designed having Special

point geometry to reduce thrust forces while drilling. Size range in metric as per IS 5101 Metric Size 3.0mm to 13.0 mm Inch size as per BS 328 Inch Series: 1/8”to ½.” III) Torpedo Series of End Mills are made out of best quality of HSS grade of Materials. These High Performance End Mills are manufactured from our latest CNC Machines, with special geometry to give better performance with higher productivity. These End Mills best suitable for materials like Stainless Steels, Nickel Chromium steels and tougher machining applications. These new series of our “Torpedo” range of Products are new generation tools which will work at higher cutting parameters on latest CNC Machines and we are very confident that these products are best solutions for your higher productivity.

For Product Enquiry Contact Birla Precision Technologies Limited Email:



PRODUCT SHOWCASE Pioneer in intuitive programming • Offer the easiest-touse & 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: Web:


The new Gast 86/87R Series of oil-less rocking piston compressors & vacuum pumps While other manufacturers have been busy selling rocking 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 & beverage, transportation, laboratory, and material handling.

Designed to performs “When we set out to re-engineer 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.

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 Phone: 020-2615 9641 Email:


PRODUCT SHOWCASE FEP (Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene) retractable coil

Super compact safety module


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

• Excellent transparency • Great retractability • Resistant to virtually all chemicals • Low coefficient of friction • Ultra smooth bore to eliminate particle entrapment • Custom dimension and length size available • Steam, ETO and Gamma radiation sterilisable • Thermally resistant upto 200°C • Manufactured and packaged in Clean Room of Class 10000 A= Tube ID, B= Tube OD,

• Ideal for all applications using DI water • Laboratory use • Pure chemical

C= Tail length (Standard tail length is 6”) D= Coil ID, E= Retracted length

dispensers • Pure air and water systems • Medical


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

More safety in a space-saving 17.5 mm

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 temper-proof 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 501561 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:




Efficient and cost-effective LED bollards with rotationally symmetrical illumination on ground surfaces. The photometric design of these luminaires is based on LED integrated with K-Lite’s precision reflector module. Consistent implementation of a new technological developments combined with the highest technical and structural quality have resulted in these state of art luminaires. These luminaires are characterised by their high luminous efficiency, extremely long service life and the uniform illuminance. These luminaires are available in Ø100 and Ø166 with three different heights to suit the installation site. Their sturdy construction makes

long life and for easy maintenance. • Silicon gasket used for IP ratings and conforming to the safety and reliability requirements of the products. • UV stabilized, non yellowing polycarbonate diffusers for better light transmission, vandal resistant.

them especially suitable for areas where a high level of robustness is required to ensure vandal proof service.

• Finished with 60 micron thick polyester based powder coating for uniform deposition and excellent finish. • CREE / OSRAM / NICHIA make LEDs, which are internationally recognized brands with higher lumen output are used for better illumination and longevity.

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: / Web:

Precision Ball Screw Spline-PBSA Series

Application : For the illumination of footpaths, entrance areas, driveway, private & public areas, gardens and as well as landscape architecture.

K-Lite Advantages - Powerful Design Powerful light • Extruded aluminium alloy housing through homogenization for durability and thermal management. • Stainless Steel hardware used for


The Precision Ball Screw Spline contains Ball Screw grooves and Ball Spline grooves that cross each other on a single shaft. The Precision Ball Screw Spline nut has a special designed support bearing directly set up on the outer ring of the nuts. The Precision Ball Screw Spline is capable of performing three modes of motion ( rotational, linear and spiral ) with a single shaft by rotating or

stopping the spline nut.

Features 1.High Positioning Accuracy The Ball Spline groove preload is designed Gothic arch. By applied preload, the backlash in the rotational direction is eliminated therefore having higher positioning accuracy.

2.Lightweight and Compact



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PRODUCT SHOWCASE Spline nut and the support bearing is integration structure. The Spline nut is designed lightweight. Therefore, the highly accurate and compact design is achieved.

3.Simple Installation The balls recirculation in ball holder, prevent balls falling from the spline nut while assembling.

while Ball Spline has a contact angle of 45°, thus it has the average force of axial and radial direction.

for the operator’s hand during rapid rotations – no unpleasant angular work for the hand and wrist – and greater sensitivity for fine adjustments. MBR. control knobs are also available with rear compartment for potentiometer housing. Compact shape and modern design together with coloured centre cap, available in the seven ELECOLORS® - Pure Orange, Light Grey, Colza Yellow, Flame Red, Pastel Blue, Jet Black and the newly introduced May Green - allow the perfect aesthetic compatibility with the machine they are destined for. Moreover, the possibility to have different colour options help in identifying different machine functions, improving safety. In addition to the wide standard range (combinations of dimensions, collar, flange and coloured caps), MBR. control knobs can be customised with caps in other colours, graphic symbols, marks or

5.Smooth Motion and Lower Noise As the Ball Screw is adapting end cap recirculation structure, thus can be smooth motion with lower noise.

Application 4.Support Bearing The support bearing of the Ball Screw is designed a contact angle of 45°, thus it has higher axial rigidity,

SCARA robot, Assembly robot, Automatic loader, and Machining center’s, ATC equipment.

For more information SUPERSLIDES & BALLSCREWS co.INDIA PVT. LTD. SUPERSLIDES HOUSE, A-774 T.T.CIndustrial Area,Off Thane-Belapr Road, Next to SGS, Koparkhairne, Navi Mumbai-400 701 INDIA Tel: 022-4935 555 (40 Lines) Fax :022-49355556 E-mail: / Website:

Diamond cut knurled control knobs with collar or flange Control knobs are suitable to perform adjustment or precise alignment of machine parts and precision instruments. This kind of activities require high reliability and the best grip as essential

features. New MBR. diamond cut knurled control knobs are available with collar or flange with laser-engraved precision graduations or triangular index. Marks help to identify visually


the current position of the instrument’s body. The fine pitch knurling on the rim of the knob improves the grip providing more comfort

writings and with flange with special graduations. Product technical data sheets, along with drawings and tables with


PRODUCT SHOWCASE For more information Elesa and Ganter India Pvt. Ltd. A-54, Sector-83, Noida-201305 (U.P.) INDIA Tel: 0120-4726666 Fax: 0120-4726600 E-mail: Web:

ITI-1600 High-precision Thickness Gage |(NEW) 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 single-element transducers to provide the thinnest range and highest degree of accuracy possible. Common applications include metals and a variety of non-metals (i.e. glass, ceramic, plastic, etc.).

Standard Delivery: Main Unit,, Probe, Data Cable, Software, Coupling oil, Battery, Operation Manual, Carrying case. &

For more information India Tools & Instruments Co. – BOMBAY - INDIA Tel: 022-23428862 / 9819345050 E-mail:

Measuring Range

0.65 mm – 400mm (upto 500mm) (in steel)

Sound Velocity

1000~9999 m/s


0.01mm/0.1mm or 0.001/0.01” selectable


mm/inch (selectable)


Upto 2000 Groups (up to 99 Values for each file)


± ( 0.5%Thickness+0.04 ) mm


preset upper and lower limit

Work voltage

3V( 2 AA alkaline battaries)

Work mode

Single point and scan

Interface port



136 x 72 x 20mm

Fully Automatic Flexible, Rigid And Rapid The Most Ability The Least Restriction Monolith, Yellow Parts


177 g



3.5 digit LCD with EL backlight

Continuous working period

280 hours (with EL backlight off)

Calibration Certirficate Tracable to NPL-DELHI

New Generation Technology Portable Digital Hardness Tester - ITI-130

This device is built after two decades research and experience and disappears more limitations of conventional leeb devices

and has developed portable hardness tester power range . This device has new ability by electromagnetic shooting and infrared velocity measurement and eliminates mechanical parts.

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material Hardness testing of heavy and light pieces Hardness testing of metal pipes and CNG tanks N.D.T Testing Hardness testing of welding joints Hardness testing at production process Hardness testing of building structures and fuel pipes

Properties: • Hardness test without complex setting • Capability of testing more Alloys • Showing hardness result on HLD-HRCHRB-HB-HV-HSC • Memory for 3000(approx.)test and USB port trancferring • Calibration by standard block and user • Softwere user calibration • Small and light weight

with Poly Carbonate rigid case

Technical Specification: Measuring Direction : 360° Display : LCD Data Memory: 500 Readings Approx. Battery Pack : 800^ 1600 mAH Li-ion 3.7V Battery Charger : USB type Continuous working period : 3000-4000 Test Approx. Communication Interface: USB1

Accessories: • Standard reference block • Battery charger • convex and concave Heads and cleaning brush Hand bag • Manuals • Equation table (ASTM A956 ) • Software CD • Calibration Certificate

• 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 workplaces unreachable to other ventilating equipment, & • The filter requires connection to a general compressed air supply. The standard delivery set includes Built-in fan, Control console, Filtering

For more information : Ador Welding Ltd. Akurdi, Chinchwad, Pune 411 019 Phone: 020-4070 6000 , Email: Web:

MECO: Digital Panel Meters

For more information India Tools & Instruments Co. – BOMBAY - INDIA Tel: 022-23428862 / 9819345050 E-mail:

Welding Fume Extractor, King Extractor-II-MU 3 Welding Fume Extractor, King Extractor-II-MU 3 is a mobile mechanical high efficiency selfcleaning 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 and minimizes maintenance.

The Filter is designed for continuous indoor operation under the following climatic conditions:


cartridge of respective type, Spark arrester, Oil separator with reduction box for compressed air system, and Electrical grounded cable L= 5 m with plug.

MECO is an ISO 9001: 2015 certified company offering various reliable, long – lasting and affordable instruments since 1962. Our team of skilled and trained personnel is equipped with complete in-house facility for design, development and manufacturing world class products. Many products have been designed by our R &

D Department (Recognized by Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, New Delhi) for which MECO HAS 30 DESIGN PATENTS. Keeping pace with India’s growing requirements, MECO has newly introduced products are: • 3 Phase TRMS Multifunction Power and Energy Meter with M. D. & T. H. D. • Power and Harmonics



Analyzer used for Testing, Monitoring, Measuring, Analyzing Quality power in Electrical System. Digital Panel Meters – SMP48 and SMP96 with programmable Digital Ammeter and Voltmeter And A, V, W, VAR, VA and PF Meters in 72x144, 144x144 mm for LT and HT Panels. POWERGUARD – TRMS for monitoring the power consumption of domestic and industrial loads. Its ideal for production & quality control of various types of electrical appliances like air conditioner, refrigeration, washing machine etc. Data logging PC Interface Digital Multimeter with USB Port, TRMS Auto ranging Professional Digital Multimeter 6000 / 6600 Count, are some of the new launches. Digital Insulation Testers – 500V, 1000V, 2500V, 5000V. Digital Clamp meters with 1200A DC / AC TRMS and 1000A AC TRMS and various

sizes, and functions. • Phase Sequence Indicator, Digital Earth Tester and Transformer Turns Ratio Meter are products that complement the basket of an electrical engineer and technician. • Vehicle Battery System Meter, Multifunction Automotive Meter and Digital Automotive Multimeter cater to the needs of the automotive sector. • Handheld Thermal Imaging Camera and Laser Distance Meter finds application in maintenance of buildings, electrical equipment, transport industry , electronic / electrical manufacturing, archaeological study, smelting fields to name a few. • Clamp-On TRMS Power & Energy Meter with Automatic Computation of 1 Phase & 3 Phase Parameters is useful to check motors, compressors, HVAC systems etc. • Solar Power Analyzers are useful for Measuring Power in Solar Systems.

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: Web :

NEW Digital Barcol Impressor DBI-1000 A digital indentation hardness tester, is the latest design and development of our company. It is characterized in that provided with a balance positioning, a digital display of hardness value, and a non disassembly calibration and adjusting. It is with good stability, convenient calibration, and high accuracy of detection. It is mainly used in aluminum processing industry, testing pure aluminum, soft aluminum, thick aluminum alloy, aluminum strip, aluminum rod, aluminum castings, aluminum forgings and aluminum alloy products. Also, it can be used for glass steel industry. The relevant standard is ASTM B648-00, ASTM HD258307, and GB / T 3854-2005.


• Small in size, portable. Single hand operation, easy to use. Can be used in any occasion as long as the hand can reach. • Wide test range, can test from very soft pure aluminum to a particularly hard aluminum alloy. ef-

fective test range equivalent to the Brinell Hardness of 25~150HB. No need to be supported. Just test on one side of the sample with the hardness tester, no need to be supported. It is suitable for the test of large and extra thick workpiece. With the maximum hold function, recording the maximum hardness value during measurements. Can be used for measuring not only Barcol Hardness, but also Brinell Hardness (HB), Vickers Hardness (HV), Webster Hardness (HW), Rockwell Hardness (HRB/HRE/HRF/HRH). With the function of calculating the average value, can calculate the average value of the 29 sets of data at most.

Applications fields: Aluminum, Aluminum Alloys,Soft Metals ,Composite Materials, Glass Steel.


Barcol Hardness (Hba), Brinell Hardness (HB), Vickers Hardness (HV), Webster Hardness (HW), Rockwell Hardness (HRB/HRE/HRF/HRH)

Measurement Range

0~100 HBa, equivalent to the Brinell hardness of 25~150HB


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in India’ and the ability of Indian companies to manufacture world-class products. We have the best brains in the world. All we need is the confidence, the belief and skill sets that we can rival the best the world has to offer. I have started with the implementation of the idea of ‘Make in India’ at my own company which makes all its products inhouse. Welding equipment and Welding consumables made at our factories are exported to all corners of the globe. We use Indian technology with indigenous brains and equipment. I am very sure that in the next 10 years India will make very strong headway into becoming the manufacturing hub for the world. I also believe as a society or organisation, we should focus on creation of ethos that defines what it means to be part of it.

My Life’s Goals Aim & Ambition: I strongly believe that the sustained motivation to excel comes from within. One must constantly keep improving and aligning oneself to the requirements of the day be it in terms of adapting to new technology or learning. I am a curious person and I always like to pick up learnings from any person I meet or circumstances I encounter. My motto is to move fast and take my team along. This has also enabled me to be down-to-earth and to be aware of my roots, which in turn helped me in laying the foundation for what I want to be in the future.

Business Goal: We are the only company in our sector to have grown both in values and volumes and to have increased our market share. I am sure of our abilities and firmly believe that we are going in the right direction. My goal is to take Ador Welding to Rs.1000 crores before I retire.

My Leisure Choices Favourite Tourist Spots: Exploring wild life in Africa, Lucerne in the Swiss Alps & Leh. Music I Like: Indian classical, Sports I Love: Cricket,Soccer, Hockey and Tennis

Vision: To create value for the society at large by imparting the experiences that I have gained through the years of having been exposed to many different situations. My personal and informal interactions happen not only with my direct reportees but to the last level of personnel working in our organisation. Understanding the aspirations of my co-workers and guiding them through the ranks and creating a strong organisation without parallel in the industry is what I aspire for. My vision for Ador Welding is to provide the best-in-class welding solutions to end users to enhance their operational efficiency. Staying relevant in today’s dynamics needs the awareness that the pursuit of excellence is not a choice, but rather it is mandatory.

Social Goal: I firmly believe in the concept of ‘Make ENGINEERING REVIEW | FEBRUARY 2019

Ask my Taste Buds Favourite Food: Dal Roti Favourite Drink: I enjoy single malt occasionally, but it’s Garam Chai for me most of the time.

In Awe of I Admire: Bright people with knowledge and would like to learn from them. I also admire the courageous leaders from the society, organisations, nations, sports who takes the challenging steps in order to initiate change. Leaders often play it too safe, to secure longevity. On the contrary leaders should be bold and have the will to improve the system-Steve Jobs, Narendra Modi, Ratan Tata, Anand Mahindra, Federer and Dhoni to name few.


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