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he big moment for the Indian aerospace finally arrived a few days ago when the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) was airborne on its maiden journey. The country’s first supersonic fighter aircraft, though designed, developed, assembled, tested and certified by Indian talent, needed an American engine to touch the sky. This is one of the developments, which clearly suggest a turning point in the Indian aerospace – in both defence & civil aviation segments and the collaboration thereof. According to a recent research report, India now ranks among the 10 largest aviation markets in the world. With the government’s open sky policy, the industry has been reaching greater heights in terms of players (including overseas ones) as well as the number of aircraft. Further, buoyed by strong market fundamentals, the civil aviation market is expected to grow by more than 15 per cent year-on-year during 2010-2013. So, what is the rub-off of the above on the Indian metalworking, and especially the machining segment? To begin with, it calls for critical and high-precision technology to meet the highly demanding geometrical tolerances required from bar stocks, billets, forgings, castings, etc. Besides, investments in composite fabrication technologies, fast & more precise metalworking equipment, Lean manufacturing Editor Manas R Bastia Senior Features Writer Hema D Yadav

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methods, greater application of automation, etc are needed to add the desired value. In particular, the stakes for the aerospace machining industry in India is very high. As the demand for accurate, fast and economical machining of difficult materials rises, there has to be a corresponding progress in machining processes, process standardisation, applications of precision metrology and highend CAD/CAM systems, among others. The ‘Sector Watch’ provides further insight into aerospace machining. Likewise, as the standards of product quality and performance are getting more stringent for the machine tool manufacturers in sunrise sectors such as medical, nuclear, etc, there is a demand for new metrology systems that are smarter and more compact. In fact, connecting highly reliable measuring instruments to machining lines can help manufacturing units address the challenge of delivering high-quality products on a sustained basis. For more on the latest trends in test and measurement systems, turn to the ‘Industry Update’.

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Contents Sector Watch

Regular Sections

Aerospace machining: A swift take-off towards higher precision ........... 60

Editorial...................................... 27 National News ........................... 38 World News ............................... 44 Tech Updates............................. 50 Events .......................................112 Book Shelf ............................... 120 Product Update ...................... 124 International Products ............ 150 Product Index.......................... 158 Advertisers’ List ...................... 164

Industry Update Test and measurement systems: Benchmarking quality, precision and accuracy..... 68

Facility Visit Sah Petroleums Ltd: Swirling innovation with excellence ........................... 78

International Trade Indian foreign trade policy: Creating growth potential ............................................. 82

Manufacturing Excellence Customising products: A norm in the making ...................................................... 88

Factory Fundamentals  Advanced grinding plain and simple ..................... 94 Leaders Speak

 Brush hone boosts safety, productivity, Hokeun Song, President & CEO, YG1 Co Ltd ............................... 72

finish quality ............................................................... 101

Preview HiTech Manufacturing Show: Growth stays constant.................................................. 103

Advertorial Engineering Expo Chennai 2011: Tracking impending opportunities ............................. 111

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Engineering Expo Indore 2011: Echoing success................................................................ 116 Details on page 105-110

Corrigendum: In the January 2011 issue (Report on Engineering Expo Ahmedabad 2010, page 278), Ashish Sengupta, GM, Atlas Copco was inadvertently misquoted. This is regretted.


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National News DiSA to launch indigenous vertical moulding machine DiSA India, the leading foundry machinery manufacturer, plans to launch India’s first indigenous vertical moulding machine soon. The pioneering machine will be unveiled at the 7th International Exhibition on Foundry Technology, Equipment and Supplies (IFEX, 2011) scheduled to take

place during February 11-13, 2011, in Chandigarh. “With state-of-the-art technology, we are sure this will not only help us generate new business opportunities, but will also accelerate the current trend of upgrading to high-pressure moulding technology in Indian foundries – simply because this makes high-end technology affordable to the Indian customer,” said Viraj Naidu, Managing Direcotr, DiSA India Pvt Ltd. This machine has been jointly developed by Indian and Danish engineering and R&D teams in India. A number of smart value engineering ideas have gone into the design of this machine, which substantially adds to the existing superiority of a DISAMATIC design in vertical moulding.

IMTMA seeks government grant The apex body of the Indian machine tool industry, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) has requested for grant of ` 2,000 crore to meet the growing demand for technology development in the machine tool sector. The industry trend indicates an upbeat environment, and forecasts the demand of machine tools

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during 2011 to touch an output of ` 3,100 crore. “The industry will be investing ` 2,000 crore over the next 10 years on technology development to enhance its competitiveness. For this, the government should provide a similar matching grant as corpus,” said C P Rangachar, Past President, IMTMA. Among the other key issues submitted, demands like regulating import of used machines and keeping the machine tool industry out of FTA framework were also included. It also asked for upgradation of IITs for increasing skilled manpower and engineering colleges starting courses on machine tools.

Renishaw expands facility in Pune The metrology major will formally open a 4,875 sq m extension to its Pune facility this year. The expansion is intended to meet long-term growth needs of the company’s Indian operations in terms of product assembly, software development, sales & marketing and customer support. The newly expanded facility, will include additional space for

demonstration and training. On the occasion, David McMurtry, Chairman & Chief Executive, Renishaw Plc, said, “This significant investment highlights the confidence that we have in our Indian operations, both in the ability to assemble products that meet the exacting standards set for our metrology products, and in the strong growth potential that we can achieve for our products within the Indian manufacturing community.”

Essar makes huge investment plans Essar Steel will be soon formalising its partnership with Japan-based Kobe in a joint venture agreement for producing auto grade steel at the Hazira plant in Gujarat. “We are looking at adding it to Hazira, and we have a timeframe of one year for converting the MoU into joint venture with Kobe,” said Malay Mukherjee, CEO, Essar Steel.

Mukherjee said that the company is also looking at reviving the one million tonne per annum plant at Zimbabwe. “We are the preferred bidder for Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company (ZISCO), and now are in the process of working on sale and purchase agreement for the plant. In the first phase, we are looking at how to make the plant operational,” Mukherjee added. Essar Steel has got the nod from Zimbabwe government for acquiring a majority stake in the country’s biggest steel company. The company would also set up a power plant at the site of the steel mill to meet its power needs. Till now, the company has spent around ` 15,700 crore from its cumulative investment commitment of ` 21,700 crore on the Hazira expansion projects.


National News Hinduja forays into defence

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With an eye on the emerging business opportunities in defence sector, Hinduja Group has formed a new independent company Ashley Defence Systems to lead the production demand for defence products. The conglomerate is in talks with prospective global companies to seek their partnership on suitable areas of collaboration. The move is aimed at expanding the scope of defence

business by selling a range of logistics vehicles and light armoured products, through global alliances. “We are negotiating with global defence majors for partnership and new technology and intend to announce the collaboration in 2-3 months,” said GP Hinduja, Co-Chairman, Hinduja Group. With an outlay of nearly ` 1 lakh crore for the Indian defence sector, spread over next 3-4 years, 20 per cent of the overall defence expenditure has been opened to the private sector. In addition, India’s capability to manufacture defence equipment nearly 15 per cent cheaper owing to low labour cost labour, has led to an increase in interest of many global companies in the defence space to look for potential tie-ups with Indian vehicle makers.

Tejas joins Indian Air Force The Indian Air Force is now adorned with India’s first supersonic multi-role combat aircraft – Tejas. The aircraft after undergoing nearly 28 years of development gestation period is now awaiting operational clearances. Set out to substitute the requirement for MiG 21s and MiG

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23s in the Indian Air Force, the aircraft achieved a significant push when A K Antony, Minister of Defence, Government of India, gave the release of service certificate to Air Force. The handing over of the service certificate enables Indian Air Force fighter pilots to fly the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) for final operational clearance by 2012. The LCA has been developed by the state-run Aeronautical Defence Agency (ADA) and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) in Bengaluru. The project was started in 1983 with a budget of ` 560 crore and was named Tejas in 2004. The LCA, considered to be the world’s smallest military aircraft with a single seat, will be among top eight aircraft in the world in technological design and performance terms.

The cumulative capacity of 150 MW will be completed in two phases – the first project of 50 MW by March 2011, and remaining 100 MW progressively by September 2011. On the order, Tulsi R Tanti, Founder, Chairman & Managing Director, Suzlon Energy Ltd, said, “This order underlines the acceptance of wind energy as a viable and profitable solution to meet the increasing appetite among large corporations for reducing their carbon footprint, and meeting energy needs in sustainable manner.” The power generated will be purchased by the respective state’s distribution utilities at the prevailing feed-in tariff under a long-term power purchase agreement.

L&T wins order worth ` 103-crore Engineering major Larsen & Toubro’s Buildings & Factories Independent Company has bagged orders from three power plants - Maithon Power, Nabha Power, Sterlite Energy & Balco to construct railheads to link the power plants to the main railway network.

Suzlon bags order from Hindustan Zinc India’s largest wind turbine manufacturer has signed an agreement with Hindustan Zinc Ltd, a Vedanta Group company and the world’s largest producer of zinc, to set up, operate and maintain 150 MW of wind power projects across the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. The project entails a total investment of approximately ` 865 crore.

The ` 365-crore order from Maithon Power, a joint venture between Tata Power and Damodar Valley Corporation, is for constructing a 21km dedicated rail link to the power plant at Maithon in Jharkhand, while the order from Nabha Power, a wholly-owned subsidiary of L&T Power Development, is worth ` 270 crore and is for constructing a 13-km dedicated, double-track electrified rail link to its power plant at Rajpura in Punjab. Aluminium major Balco has awarded L&T ` 151-crore order for augmenting and strengthening its existing railway facilities at Korba in Chhattisgarh.


National News MRO facility for Durgapur Aertropolis The ` 10,000-crore project and the country’s first airport city will now house a Maintenance Repair Overhaul (MRO) facility for narrowbodied aircraft by 2013, according to Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd (BAPL), promoter of the project. The greenfield airport complex, with a capacity of half-a-million passengers,

expects to see traffic of 3,50,000 in its first year of operations, as the first flight takes off from the facility in June this year. The airport would have a 2,800-ft long runway to accommodate aircraft like Boeing B-737s and Airbus A-320s. It can be extended to 3,300 ft to meet the needs of larger aircraft. BAPL is currently scouting for a South-East Asian partner to build a maintain-repair-overhaul facility for narrow-bodied aircraft like Boeing 737, Airbus 320 and 319s.

Delcam part of UK delegation to India CAD/CAM developer Delcam was recently chosen as one of five companies in the UK to take part in an advanced manufacturing delegation to India. The delegation, led by Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, included Agusta Westland, BAE Systems, Intelligent Energy and Rolls Royce. The main meeting of the visit was the re-launch of the UK/India Joint Economic & Trade Committee (JETCO) Advanced Manufacturing Sub-Group in New Delhi. JETCO is the bilateral Government-to-

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Government mechanism through which the UK and Indian governments discuss commercial issues, including

key business environment drivers such as government policy, market access and technology development. The Advanced Manufacturing Sub-Group meeting focussed on ways to build and manage relationship between the countries’ manufacturing industries more effectively. The UK has been working with the Indian manufacturing sector for many years, having active engagement with India on advanced engineering, especially in aerospace and automotive sectors.

GM aims big with new cars General Motors India has announced that it will launch six new cars in India in the next two years, and will also invest $ 100 million to increase production capacity at its Halol plant in Gujarat. The company plans to launch three light commercial vehicles from the stable of its Chinese partner Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) during the same time period. It has also lined up to introduce 14 new variants of its existing car models. “In the next 24 months, we will launch six new models of passenger cars and 14 new versions of existing models,” said Karl Slym, President &

Managing Director, General Motors India. He said the company is planning to enter the light commercial vehicles

segment in India and three models have been lined up, which will be rolled out from the company’s plant at Halol. At present, the Halol plant produces Aveo, Optra, Cruze and multi-utility vehicle Tavera.

ICRA spells 10-13 per cent growth in LCV segment Indian medium and heavy commercial vehicle segment is poised to grow by 9.5-11.5 per cent concurrent with the Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) division between 10-13 per cent over the next five years. Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency (CRA) of India has projected growth trends likely to be more in the upper end of the medium and heavy commercial vehicle segment and in the lower band of LCV. It has been seen earlier that the international original equipment manufacturers were unable to make

major in-roads in the domestic CV market, and have now taken route of the joint ventures (JVs) with some of the domestic players to tap the business potential. JVs have raised the prospects of increasing competitive intensity. Some of these JVs are likely to benefit from the indepth understanding of the domestic market that the local players have formed through their established vendor base and extensive distribution reach. Nevertheless, the ICRA opines that incumbents, to defend their market position, will continue to draw strength from their established brand franchise, extensive service & distribution network and competitive cost structures.


World News HARTING wins international design award

this show. The fair will showcase the entire bandwidth of modernday metalworking technology, the heart of every industrial production. Some of the lined-up displays would be

The Han-Yellock® by HARTING Technology Group has won the coveted iF product design award 2011 in the industry & skilled trade category. Since its inception in the year 1953, the iF award has been an acknowledged hallmark distinguishing excellent design. The international award jury commented, “The iF product design award underlines the strength of the design in an international context. Around 1,121 participants from 43 countries submitted products to this year’s award competition.”

the latest machines, efficient technical solutions, product-supportive services, sustainability in the production process, etc. The EMO’s principal focus is on cutting and forming machine tools, production systems, high-precision tools, automated material flows, industrial electronics and accessories. The trade visitors to the EMO come from all major industrial sectors, such as machinery & plant construction, the automotive industry & its component suppliers, aerospace technologies, precision mechanics & optics, shipbuilding, medical technology, tool & mould building, steel and lightweight engineering. The EMO Hannover fair in 2007 was the venue for 2,120 exhibitors, on approximately 180,200 m² sq m of net exhibition floor space, attracting more than 1,66,500 trade visitors from 80 different countries.

“The design of the Han-Yellock® perfectly embodies our claim of ‘New Thinking’ and aptly expresses the harmony of form and functionality. The iF product design award also rewards our courage to pursue new approaches. By fielding Han-Yellock®, we are proving that innovative connector technology not only embodies key functionalities, but is also capable of cutting a distinctive design profile,” said Philip Harting, Vice President, Connectivity & Networks, HARTING Technology Group.

Siemens bags wind turbine order Siemens Wind Power has received an order for 258 2.3-MW turbines from MidAmerican Energy Co of Iowa,

One of the world’s premier trade EMO Hannover, fairs for the metalworking sector will be hosting ‘machine tools and more!’ from 19 to 24 September 2011. Present will be international manufacturers of production technology, who will display their current capabilities at

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USA. The turbines will be installed in western and central Iowa. The companies revealed that the turbines could be built at Siemens’ plants in Hutchinson and Fort Madison, Iowa. Siemens will also provide service and maintenance for the three wind farms. The Hutchinson plant, which officially opened last year, will produce the turbines’ nacelles, which holds all the equipment for turning wind power into electricity. The Fort Madison plant produces the turbines’ blades. Delivery of the turbines will start from this year and the order will be completed by 2012.

Ford unveils electric car Focus The auto major unveiled its first allelectric car, which is expected to get up to 160 km on a single charge. While it is not the first electric vehicle to hit the US consumer market, the company hopes the car’s added communications and interactive features will make it not only a means of transport, but change the way people think. Alan Milally, CEO, Ford Motor Co said, “We are not just a car company,

but also a technology company.” The company announced the vehicle’s debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The car is designed to offer enough range to cover the majority of daily driving habits of the people in the US and a mile-per-gallon equivalent better than Chevrolet Volt and be competitive with other battery electric vehicles. A full recharge is expected to take three to four hours at home with the 240-volt charge station, which is half the time required to charge Nissan- Leaf. Both Focus petrol and electric variants will be sold in North America and will be built at the company’s Michigan assembly plant.


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World News GM to utilise new battery technology for electric cars In a revolutionising move for electric car manufacturers, General Motors and Seoul-based LG Chem have agreed to license a technology, which consists of a mix of materials from the Argonne National Laboratory, USA. A statement released by GM stated that the company has licensed technology from a government laboratory that promises to improve battery performance in its Volt electric car by 50-100 per cent. However, GM revealed that several years of

development and testing would be required before the new material is ready for use. The Volt, which went on sale late last year, can be charged by plugging it into an electrical socket. The car is powered by electricity for up to 40 miles before a petrol-powered motor kicks in. Batteries for electric cars like the Volt and the all-electric Nissan Leaf are heavy and expensive. The Volt’s battery is estimated to cost $ 8,000 and the larger Leaf battery is estimated to cost $ 12,000. The high cost and limited range of electric cars have slowed their development and adoption. Automakers, battery makers, and research institutions have been working for decades to make batteries cheaper, lighter, more durable and able to hold more energy.

Volkswagen posts soaring profits Laying speculations to rest, the car manufacturer’s sales rose by 13.5 per cent in 2010, as demand in China and the US helped drive delivery above 7 million units, an increase of 1 million unit from 2009, for the first time. The group, which includes brands such as Audi, Skoda

and Seat, reported an even stronger rise in December, last year.

Sales for the month totalled 5,45,000 cars – an increase of 22.8 per cent over December 2009. Volkswagen’s fullyear sales in China rose 37.4 per cent to 1.92 million cars, while in the US it rose 20.9 per cent to 3,60,300. Delivery in Western Europe, excluding Volkswagen’s German home market, increased by 11.6 per cent to 1.85 million. The company is also experiencing increase in its Indian market and is all set to expand its operations in the coming year.

Sharp rise in Japanese machine tool orders The year 2011 might just be the year for Japanese manufacturers. Kenichi Nakamura, Chairman, Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association has forecast that the country’s machine tool orders will likely total 1.1 trillion Yen, for the first time in three years.

According to an estimate by the Association, machine tool orders peaked at ¥ 1.58 trillion in 2007, but the figure plunged to ¥ 411.8 billion in 2009, as corporate customers froze capital spending in the wake of the financial crisis. In 2010, the figure recovered to roughly ¥ 850 billion, more than double the 2009 tally.

Exports, which account for about 70 per cent of total orders, will likely continue outpacing domestic needs, with the auto and electronics industries among the major drivers of overseas demand. Nakamura further added, “The situation of exports leading domestic demand by 7-3 will not change for the time being.” He also pointed out that competition with Chinese and South Korean manufacturers will intensify, stressing the need for Japanese players to strengthen product performance and usability.

Boeing to increase production of 777 Boeing has recently announced an increase in the production rate for its 777 aircraft due to strong customer demand. The Chicago-based company will boost output to 8.3 of the 777 planes a month in the first quarter of 2013. In March last year, it had announced its plan to increase production to seven airplanes per month from five, starting in the middle of this year.

Till now, it has delivered 907 aircraft, which come in several different versions including a freighter. Several major commercial airlines utilise the long-range aircraft and FedEx uses the cargo version. Boeing said it has a backlog of more than 250 777s and that suppliers are prepared for its production increases. The news of increased production comes despite an announcement from the aerospace giant that customers cancelled orders for three 777s and one of its 787s. The new 787 has been plagued by delays for more than two years.

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World News Mori Seiki to build plant in Davis The Japanese tool manufacturer has purchased land in Davis, USA, to build a manufacturing facility. The new facility will manufacture an estimated 100 machine parts a month, including energy-conserving products, for the domestic market. Katherine Hess, Community Development Administrator, Davis, said, “The estimated project cost is $ 34 million, including $ 6.5 million for land acquisition. The company will also spend an additional $ 20 million on equipment.”

The company will employ about 150 people at the 1,85,000-sq ft factory that will be constructed next to Digital Technology Labs (DTL) on Faraday Avenue, which is Mori Seiki’s innovation centre. The factory and DTL combined will employ 230 workers, putting Mori Seiki in Davis’ list of top 10-largest employers and one of its biggest private employers. Construction is expected to start later in the year.

Besides, the company also unveiled its cutting-edge Veloster three-door coupe at the North American International Auto Show. Designed as per the advanced technology for three door-coupe featuring Hyundai Blue Link ®, the 2012 Veloster has Pandora Internet radio with seven-inch touch-screen display, and a new 1.6-ltr directinjected four-cylinder engine mated to Hyundai’s first dual-clutch transmission. Veloster is the sixth vehicle in Hyundai’s 24/7 version 2.0 product initiative (seven new models in 24 months), on the heels of the all-new Tucson, Sonata, Equus, Elantra and the soon-to-be released all-new Accent. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Chung Mong-koo, Chairman, Hyundai, is planning to invest $ 10.7 billion in business this year.

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Kia Motors unveils KV7 The company has recently unveiled its KV7 concept car at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.

RathGibson appoints its new CEO One of the leading manufacturers of welded, welded & drawn, and seamless stainless steel, nickel & titanium tubing, RathGibson recently announced Mark G Essig as its new

Hyundai Motor starts the year with a bang The current year has started on a celebratory note for South Korea’s second-largest business group. According to sales report derived for last year, the car maker’s Kia machine division has set a new mark in its sale by notching two million units in 2010.

Power and Marine; Barjan; GS Industries and as Executive Vice President at AK Steel. Eugene Davis, Chairman, RathGibson, said, “We are pleased to welcome Mark to RathGibson, and look forward to the continued success of the business under his leadership. We thank Mike Schwartz for his steadfast leadership during RathGibson’s turnaround and wish him all the best in his new endeavours.”

CEO. Essig said, “I am excited to have the opportunity to lead the RathGibson team and look forward to working with the company’s loyal customers and suppliers.” Prior to this, Essig was President & CEO of Sangamon Industries, which focusses on providing worldclass turnaround expertise to help fundamentally good businesses realise their full potential. Previously he served as CEO of Aviation

A statement issued by the automaker said, “This is a concept car, and the upwards-opening rear doors will not show up on massproduced cars in the near future. But other features and the exterior design are similar to a new crossover utility vehicle, which will be launched in September next year.” Showcased in Detroit, the new KV7 is a crossover vehicle that bears a striking resemblance to the original concept designs for the Soul. The vehicle features the normal SUV shape with thin futuristic taillights and some Nissan Cube elements at the rear. It also features swivel seating, minimalist dash, wood panel flooring, and gull wing opening rear doors making way for a centrepillarless opening on the passenger side. The sleek design of the vehicle follows the company’s brand slogan – ‘The Power to Surprise’ and is likely to heat up competition in its segment.


Tech Updates Your gateway to the latest trends and technologies worldwide

Endmill provide high cutting parameter and reduce cycle time Cobra Carbide has recently introduced its double variable helix version called The Super Viper. This high-performance endmills can function at much higher cutting parameters, and thereby achieve high-material removal. This endmill is capable of working at highcutting parameters as it has negative cutting rake and less positive rake. In the case of endmills, the helix generates the rake angle and plays an important role. Hence, the helix has been designed in such a way that it works smooth and offers high strength to a tool. These endmills enhance the performance and work on difficult-to-machine materials. These provide highchip load, which increase metal removal rate. These also provide high-cutting parameter, and thus reduce the cycle time. The Super Viper design is considered as next-generation viper endmills. The flute configuration results into non-resonance zone, which gives no chatter at all. The finish is exceptionally better. The new version is ideal for stainless steel, titanium, inconel and high-temperature alloys. It provides better surface finish at high-feed rates, and is especially suitable for dry and wet machining processes.

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Dressing blocks for grinding operation

New grinding machine provides high accuracy

The new electroplated diamond dressing blocks from Engis Corporation provide a simple and efficient way to turn a standard grinder with reciprocating table, like a surface grinder, tool and cutter grinder, or optical form grinder, into an automatic form grinder, when combined to power down-feed. Electrogrip diamond dressing blocks are utilised

The new STUDER ecoGrinder from STUDER is setting a new benchmark in the case of mid-sized grinding machines. The new CNC universal cylindrical grinding machine provides external and internal grinding in one clamping. Besides its high accuracy and quality, the performance ratio is another feature. The new ecoGrinder is based on the proven & high-quality STUDER components and the GRANITAN ® machine base (mineral casting), which absorbs vibrations and maintains stable temperature. The guideways for the longitudinal and cross slides are moulded directly into the machine base and are

to dress specific forms into aluminium oxide and silicon carbide grinding wheels quickly and accurately. These dressing blocks are simple to use and can be held magnetically or mechanically on the machine table, or mounted within a part holding fixture. By setting the block at the finished ground height and adjusting the reciprocating stroke length, it will constantly dress aluminium oxide and silicon carbide wheels as the part approaches its finished form and height. At the same time, as the wheel is being freshly dressed, the work-piece is being accurately ground to size and shape, one piece after the other. Straight peripheral tools are available for quick truing and dressing without vibration or chipping. Its advantages include: simplified set-up, long tool life, and eliminates costly wheel truing attachments. It provides added machine versatility, and is a simple & efficient way to turn a standard grinder with reciprocating table into an automatic form grinder.

provided with a non-abrasive slideway coating, which guarantees highest possible accuracy. The B-axis with 2.5o hirth can be manually swivelled in a range of -15°/+195°. This brings a big benefit that a 0° plunge machine can be changed to a 30° angular plunge configuration within seconds. The speed range of the robust work-head MT5 is 1-1’500 min-1 RPM, the barrel travel of the tailstock with MK4 taper is 35 mm (1.37”). The machine has an open enclosure. The new STUDER ecoGrinder is easy to operate and nevertheless offers a wide range of applications.


Tech Updates New cutter designed for high-feed rate

Control system for multi-axis machining

Turning centres with excellent machining solution

Pramet Tools has recently launched HNGX, which is ideal for cutting operation. HNGX is an economical fix pocket face-milling solution with 12 cutting edges neutral inserts (ie Inserts for left hand cutters & right hand cutters remain same). The new cutter is capable of working at a depth of cut up to 5.0 mm and can achieve a good surface finish. HNGX is specially designed to work at high feed rates (0.1 mm/tooth -0.5 mm/tooth). The machine is equipped with wiper inserts, which can be used to achieve similar or better finish in larger diameters. HNGX has been launched in arbour type design in all standard diameters from 50 mm to 125 mm, ie, 50 mm, 63 mm, 80 mm, 100 mm, 125 mm and 160 mm.

The new 8200 CNC control system from Milltronics enables highspeed and multi-axis machining. It is equipped with user-friendly features for which Milltronics CNC controls are known. Besides, it has the compatibility with all G&M code programs plus macro programming, auto routines, trig help and several benefits of conversational programming. The new ‘Mill Away’ function has been added for mid-program offset adjustment, which is especially helpful for 3D contouring operations in mould making.

The Haas DS-30 Series Y-axis turning centres combine dual-spindle turning with Y axis and C axis, while live tooling creates powerful

All cutters with diameter of more than 63 mm have a choice of different pitches to choose from, depending on the requirement of the customer. The cutters have differential pitch design to avoid harmonic vibrations. Three geometeries of HNGX inserts with a positive rake angle are capable of covering almost all applications such as roughing, medium roughing to finishing. The cutters have differential pitch design to avoid harmonic vibrations.

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8200 has a state-of-the-art user interface with wire frame and solid model graphic modes standard. The control system is equipped with ‘Fast Verify’ feature, which helps run the program at a fast speed. This control system is for multi-axis machining. It is userfriendly, as both graphic modes look ahead of actual machine position when executing, so that the operator can see where the tool is going before it reaches there. The operator can select the characteristics to tailor motion control performance for specific applications that demand faster speeds or smoother operations. The algorithm enables smooth application and reduces cycle times in part programs with high-feed rates.

‘done-in-one’ machining solutions for any shop. The opposed spindles support fully synchronised turning, and allow on-the-fly part pass-off to reduce cycle times. The machine provides 4-inch Y-axis travel (±2 inch from the centre line) for off-centre milling, drilling & tapping. It comes in standard range with high-torque live tooling and a servo-driven C-axis for versatile 4-axis capability. The standard DS-30Y has a maximum cutting capacity of 18 x 23 inch, and is equipped with a 12-station hybrid BOT/VDI turret. The A2-6 main spindle features an 8.3-inch hydraulic chuck, and is powered by a 30 hp vector drive system, which provides 275 ft-lb of torque. The A2-5 secondary spindle also has an 8.3-inch hydraulic chuck, which is powered by a 20 hp vector drive system that provides 150 ft-lb of cutting torque. Both spindles turn to 4000 rpm, and have a 2.0” bar capacity. The Super Speed DS30SSY has a maximum cutting capacity of 16” x 23”, and is equipped with a 24-station hybrid BOT/VDI turret.


Tech Updates Machining centre equipped with high precision and efficiency The NTX1000 from Mori Seiki Co Ltd is considered to be an ideal choice for machining small precision parts for medical equipment and measuring instruments, which have complex shapes but need high-precision and high-efficiency machining. The machine is designed to meet the diversified needs of customers with features such as original technologies, high operability, space saving, measure against thermal displacement, MAPPS IV + ESPRIT, and a wide variety of models. The new NTX1000 utilises Mori Seiki’s original Direct Drive Motor (DDM) Octagonal Ram Construction (ORC) and Built-in Motor Turret (BMT) technologies, which offer

high-precision complete machining of small precision parts. The machine saves a lot of space, as the installation area has been reduced by approximately 40 per cent compared to company’s conventional models. The NTX1000 offers improved productivity. It uses the MAPPS IV high-performance operating system for its operation panel. The combination of automatic programming software (standard) and ESPRIT CAM software (standard) allows the machine to handle complex machining programming.

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Inserts with more cutting range

CMM with improved repeatability and accuracy

The compact dimensions of the S275 inserts from the US-based company Horn PH provide more cutting edges that enhance cutting performance and smooth operation. The new system 275 milling program is based on indexable inserts with two cutting edges and a compatible range of cutter bodies. These are available as shank-mounted, screw-in & side-milling cutters and as cutter heads with internal

The new PH20’s CMM from Renishaw allows measurement points to be taken by moving only the head rather than the CMM structure. It utilises only the rapid rotary motion of the

coolant supply. The products expand on the previous triple-edged standard product range of circular milling cutters. The R/L S275 indexable inserts are available in various carbide grades for the machining of steel and aluminium. These are designed for groove depths of up to 2.5 mm and groove widths of 1.1-3.15 mm. For the same nominal widths, grooves up to 2.5 mm in depth can be milled using the cutter heads. Another application area is the milling of threads with 1.5-3.5 mm pitch. Shank-mounted and screw-in milling cutters have four indexable inserts with a cutting edge diameter of 31 mm. The cutter heads offer cutting edge diameters of 38, 48, 58 and 78 mm with 5-14 indexable inserts. Side milling cutters offer cutting edge diameters of 58, 78 and 98 mm indexable inserts.

head; points can be taken faster, with improved accuracy and repeatability. Further, 5-axis motion eliminates time spent on indexing the head. Unlike conventional touch-trigger measurement methods, which rely on speeding up the motion of the CMM’s 3 axes to measure quickly, PH20 utilises the head motion technology developed for the multi-award winning REVO® system to minimise the dynamic errors of the CMM at high-measurement speeds. Intelligent head technology affords rapid touch-trigger measurement by utilising ‘head-touches’ where measurement points are taken by moving only the head rather than the CMM structure. PH20’s infinite positioning capability assures optimal feature access, minimising stylus changes. It is equipped with 5-axis simultaneous motion, which allows larger parts to be measured on the CMM by minimising the space required around the part for head rotation. PH20 automatically aligns itself with the part co-ordinate system, avoiding stylus collisions and the requirement for accurate fixtures.


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AEROSPACE MACHINING

A swift take-off towards higher precision The coming decade is touted to belong to Indian aerospace. With SEZ set up in Karnataka, and another one in Hyderabad on its way, the market is wide open for local manufacturers to tap into this growing segment. The article explores the opportunities and essays the developments in Indian aerospace machining.

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Aerospace components With the increase in production of aircraft, aerospace manufacturers need to consistently deliver quality products at a limited cost and within a stipulated time. With the help of highspeed machining and sophisticated software, manufacturers are able to machine complex shapes within the above parameters. “Aerospace manufacturing is peculiar in a way, compared to other domains, ie, most often the final part is about 510 per cent of the original raw block volume/weight. Another factor is that nearly all aerospace parts are nonprismatic in nature. This requires a

Aerospace machining involves machining & manufacturing of precision components/parts, which are critical and highprecision in nature.

K S V Raghav, Managing Director, Raghav Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies Pvt Ltd high-end computer aided system to enable efficient manufacturing. Also, due to the large parts involved, there is a need for a faster CAM system to address such components,” says Vineet Seth, Managing Director – India & Middle East, Delcam Plc UK. Advantages of titanium in aerospace machining

    

Stronger than steel but weighs half as much Twice as much elasticity as steel Flexible for machining under extreme forces Resists corrosion Easily cast or forged in various shapes

Revolutionary titanium Titanium is a popular material for the aerospace, marine and medical industries. However, due to its reputation of a tool-killer and high prices of machine involved, manufacturers shy away from machining the material. With the advancement of technology many of the hindrances faced by manufacturers while machining titanium have been reduced. Today, the key challenge in machining titanium is fast Metal Removal Rates (MRR), along with a reasonable tool life. Many factors are important in determining the manufacturing of titanium and what MRR can be achieved. These include tooling, spindle speed, depth of cut, feed rate, total cut time, investment in the machine itself, and tool life. These factors contribute to cost of manufacturing, and in turn, the ability to profitably & efficiently machine titanium. The prevalent cutting methods for titanium are – heavy and high-speed cutting. Heavy cutting involves chunking out large volumes of metal, requiring

The exacting standards of aerospace machining make it compulsory for manufacturers to machine each part with exact precision. While rising material prices are making the cost of scrap higher than ever, minimising waste has become more important. Manufacturing a machine as sophisticated as an airplane or space vehicle requires special attention during the production processes. Aerospace components continually suffer extremes of temperature, pressure & velocity, and are often in service for many decades. They are often constructed from difficult-tomachine materials such The machining of aerospace components involve strict as titanium, invar, or adherence to machining guidelines exotic plastics.

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ndia has emerged on the aerospace radar with a vengeance. While companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Airbus are clamouring to set up base in the country, the time is ripe for Indian manufacturers to cater to the giants of this booming industry. According to a report released by Boeing, over the next 20 years, 40 per cent of the current flying fleet will be retired, and 20,000 new commercial aircraft are expected to be built. In India, the air traffic is considered to increase immensely, also the government’s initiative to offer defence contracts to private companies has yielded immense opportunities. To cater to these growing segments, the aerospace component manufacturers need to consistently produce highquality products. According to K S V Raghav, Managing Director, Raghav Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies Pvt Ltd, “Aerospace machining is a highprofile industry and is involved in the machining & manufacturing of precision components/parts, which are critical and high-precision in nature, with close geometrical tolerances from bar stocks, billets, forgings and castings required for building aircraft, helicopter, rocket, missile, spacecraft, launch vehicle, satellite, etc that operate in space or outer space.”


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Most CAM software developers offer generic strategies for aerospace machining, but very few companies.

Vineet Seth,

Managing Director – India & Middle East,

Delcam Plc UK

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high horsepower & torque, and resulting in high MRR. This method is often applied for roughing operations. While MRR is high, heavy cutting sacrifices speed in finishing operations and tool life when using a highhorsepower geared spindle. High-speed machining is generally utilised in moderate roughing conditions & finishing, achieving final part accuracy and good surface finish. The aim in high-speed machining is not in achieving a high MRR but an acceptable accuracy and a fast finishing speed. The most influential component to determine the MRR in high-speed machining is the geometry and configuration of the part being machined. Also, more usage of composites has resulted in increased utilisation of titanium. Eswari Prasad, President,

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MAG Industrial Automation Systems (P) Ltd, affirms, “Utilised for large critical monolithic components that join composite sections together, titanium offers a coefficient of expansion similar to composites, and avoids aluminium’s corrosion problem from galvanic reaction with carbon fibres.”

Latest demand trends Aerospace parts manufacturers are embracing Lean manufacturing to increase productivity. “On the manufacturing front, aircraft manufacturers are investing in composite fabrication technologies, fast & more precise metalworking equipment, Lean manufacturing methods, and greater application of automation,” avers Prasad. Boeing leads the way on composite fuselage construction with its 787 Dreamliner (50 per cent of its airframe is made of advanced composites). Following Boeing, Airbus is planning to increase its usage of composite materials, as well. The structure of its A380 is 25 per cent composites. With increasing usage of composites, machine-makers are facilitating composite production with automated CNC fibre placement systems. “With the advent of global aerospace companies and their setting up offices in our country to outsource aerospace machined components for their requirements has brought in awareness and improvements. The aerospace machining industry in India has progressed rapidly in terms of advancements in machining processes, process standardisation, applications of precision metrology and extensive usage of computers, high-end CAD/CAM systems among

others,” elaborates Raghav. On the machining side, demand for accurate, fast and economical machining of difficult materials is increasing. Also, simultaneous multi-surface and multi-axis machining is an avenue explored by many manufacturers. Time-consuming multiple setups and errors need to be avoided and strict adherence must be maintained through part run at all times. In terms of software, Seth says, “Most CAM software developers offer generic strategies for aerospace machining, but very few companies – like Delcam, ranked No 1 as the world’s largest supplier of specialist CAD/CAM and services, by CIMDATA – are trying to break this pattern of ‘Legacy Technology’, by innovating in CAM strategies for aerospace machining. One of the regions where there has been a lot of success, is ‘adaptive machining’, which looks at manufacturing or repair of complex aerospace parts that have no ready reference for location on a CNC machine. Further, dedicated strategies for machining of blades, blisks and impellers help even fresh users of the software to easily & efficiently create tool paths for the most complicated part, within a short span of time.”

High-precision technologies The aerospace industry across the world is influenced by globalisation, changing economic environment and ever-changing demand. Airline companies worldwide have more choices than ever before, putting pressure on aircraft manufacturers to deliver quality aircraft as efficiently as possible. This has induced manufacturers to do away with old production systems and adopt new methods of production. Today, the world of aerospace machining relies heavily on high-end precision technologies, latest software, robots and sensor technologies. currently the automation employed in aerospace machine shops is more reliable, reduces human errors and


Sector Watch

Aircraft manufacturers are investing in composite fabrication technologies, fast & more precise metalworking equipment, Lean manufacturing methods, and greater application of automation.

Eswari Prasad,

President, MAG Industrial Automation Systems (P) Ltd

provides production with better speed and efficiency. As per the Indian aerospace component manufacturers, they are witnessing increased demand in the domestic and international markets. They have to deliver volumes without compromising on quality. The only available option is to adopt automation of systems, giving rise to increase in demand for high-end precision machining. While aircraft are produced at faster rates, suppliers & manufacturers of aircraft accessories must continue to balance increased productivity and efficiency with quality & innovation. Modern technologies used in boosting manufacturing for the aerospace industry include programmable machine & tools, material selection, high-speed data communication, robots & sensor technology, supercomputing, virtual manufacturing & complex visualisation and advanced forging techniques.

Multi-axis machining Multi-axis machining has been employed in aerospace applications for many years, as it saves time by machining complex shapes in a single

setup. The ability to automatically move the head to the correct position significantly cuts machining time and reduces the need for multiple fixtures. An additional benefit is gained by using short cutters that permit accurate machining. Currently, there is more usage of dedicated flexible machining processes to minimise setup time and machine uptime for highly valueadded work. Nowadays, aerospace companies rely more on multi-axis machines (5-7-axis) to provide flexibility in handling/manufacturing different kinds of complex components. The latest technological developments in the machine tool industry are also key reasons for the growing recognition of multiaxis machines. As the industry is progressing, multi-axis capability is no longer a novelty, but instead a major requirement that is easily achieved in the aerospace machining industry. Earlier, the technology to manufacture components was unavailable, though now the advancements and innovations have made multi-axis machines practical. Accuracy in manufacturing components for aerospace assemblies is a must for achieving a high factor

Challenges in machining titanium Poor thermal conductor: Heat generated during the cutting process does not dissipate through the part or machine table. Instead, the heat intensifies at the cutting area, sometimes reaching 2,000o F, which can quickly dull cutting tools Elasticity: Under cutting pressure, the material’s elasticity makes it spring away from the cutting tool, which causes edges to rub together (instead of cut), increasing friction and further raising the temperature at the cutting area Hardness: Titanium tends to harden during normal cutting. The tools that cannot cut through the depth of hardened material will actually accelerate the hardening process. Instead of cutting, the wrong tool will push against it, straining the material. As the material reaches a higher level of hardness, cutting speeds that were appropriate at the start of the cut become excessive, wearing down the cutting tool quicker than normal

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of safety. Even a slight negligence in accuracy and finishing of a component can lead to disastrous situation.

Business outlook As India strengthens its hold on the global aerospace domain, the country’s aerospace industry is flying high in international market. Local population of more than a billion, coupled with a robust annual economic growth rate, will be the key drivers that will consistently boost demand for new aircraft. The rise of aerospace industry in the country has positively affected the aerospace component manufacturing industry such as machine tool, metalworking and electronics industry. SEZs, formed in partnership with international aerospace leaders, government bodies, and major Indian manufacturer such as TATA and M&M, has tilted the scale in favour of Indian aerospace component manufacturers. Says Raghav, “Our government’s new defence procurement & offset policy regime is undergoing a paradigm shift, and is being credited to open up business opportunities to the tune of more than $ 100 billion in the next few years. The Indian aerospace components manufacturers are the main beneficiaries.” Due to the rise in instances of security concern, investments in defence have increased and become an obligatory part of any nation’s security system. This has led to a shift among all aircraft manufacturing companies to focus on the defence side of the business. There is also an increased emphasis on manufacturing lighter, more mobile technologies that allow governments to identify and overcome possible threats to the national safety. The aerospace machining industry is growing steadily, driven by the demand for both commercial & defence purposes, and Indian manufacturers are all set to leverage this demand and convert the challenges into profitable business opportunities.


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Industry Update

TEST AND MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS

Benchmarking quality, precision and accuracy Metrology and calibration machines have become a necessity to scale up productivity, while simultaneously ensuring highest quality standards. Test and measurement equipment manufacturers have emerged as market leaders to meet the everchanging commitments of the manufacturing industry by offering engineering solutions.

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he calibration industry is experiencing a two-way revolution as the business and trade environment is regaining momentum. The first change-agents are the exuberant customers who are trying to break-even between input costs and productivity. And, the second driver of innovation comes from significant competition

within the metrology industry. These two concurrently are forcing the test & measurement industry to evolve and be in sync with the current technology and demand trends. After a long wait throughout the economic downturn, the manufacturing industry is currently overbooked with orders from domestic as well as export markets.

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The advantage of speed in using an automated measuring system is phenomenal. Coupled with a high degree of accuracy, CMMs have been a great boon to the automotive industry.

H Sathish Kumar,

Manager – CMM, Guindy Machine Tools Ltd

The demand for high precision & accuracy, greater repeatability, and easy-to-operate & quick measurement machines has resulted in the launch of new metrology systems that are smart and compact. Minimising time, combined with maximising accuracy is the new mantra for surviving in the competitive manufacturing arena. The manufacturers are undertaking a complete overhaul of their product lines by introducing lasers, multi-axis probe systems, novel software and automated measurement instruments that are high on performance and have increased accuracy up to micron level of measurement.

reduced. Also, the advantage of speed in using an automated measuring system is phenomenal. Coupled with a high degree of accuracy, CMMs have been a great boon to the automotive industry,” says H Sathish Kumar, Manager – CMM, Guindy Machine Tools Ltd.

Buoyant market With emerging markets in Asia-Pacific upbeat on manufacturing activities for global companies, the machine tool industry in India is eyeing the overseas markets for business expansion. As the boundaries of business blur for the industry, adherence to quality

compliance and universal standards have become imperative too. “India is supplying several engineering goods to manufacturers worldwide – it has undoubtedly become a part of the global manufacturing scenario. The reliability of parts manufactured in India, when exported for instance to the US, and utilised in assembly somewhere else in the world, demands the usage of such equipment compliant to global standards,” says Kumar. The machine tool business demands investment in test & measurement products that will support its capabilities to remain globally competitive, especially following the trend of Six Sigma certifications that lay high emphasis on quality processes in operations and products. “Many Indian organisations still do not have quality inspection systems. It is crucial to survive in the market. In addition, inspection systems are also a marketing tool. Any OEM

Among the many types of measuring machines and instruments employed in the world of engineering, the Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) is one that boasts some intriguing capabilities. John Evans, one of the pioneers in robotics software, refers to it as a ‘measurement robot’. It is a device capable of performing threedimensional measurement of complex parts. It is considered as the ideal choice when it comes to processes such as quality control, inspection and reverse engineering of products. If all dimensions of a product are inspected accurately, there will not only be an increase in quality control, but also significant improvement in the amount of time needed to perform inspections. “The usage of CMMs has greatly improved assembly line efficiency. By removing the human factor from checking the dimensions of a manufactured part, the amount of measurement errors is greatly

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Industry Update

Narinder Bajaj,

Managing Director, Mitutoyo South Asia Pvt Ltd

will prefer buying from an organisation having good inspection systems,” says Narinder Bajaj, Managing Director, Mitutoyo South Asia Pvt Ltd. However, the cost should justify the benefits for the company in its long-term growth strategy and gaining due credence.

parts measured up to three times faster than current touch-trigger systems,” says Kumar. The freedom of manoeuvrability and state-of-the-art sensor technology in the probe head have ushered the era of measuring surfaces up to micron scale in shortest time possible.

Flexibility and accuracy Reduction of errors and increasing repeatability have been the core focus areas of metrology system manufacturers for better customer satisfaction. These features help them add quality and trust factor in their products. “3D CMMs are mainly installed and utilised at fixed locations for high-accuracy measurement. The newly launched portable CMMs are equipped with articulated multipleaxis arms, which can be taken to the component for inspection. This saves the effort of taking big and heavy parts to the CMM for measurement,” says Bajaj. In addition, shrinking sizes of metrology devices and high-speed measurement systems can become future trends that may change the technology landscape of the industry. “CMMs with 5-axis probe head offer unique ‘head touches’ for rapid continuous scanning & touch-trigger measurement. Fast infinite 5-axis positioning optimises the working volume of the CMM, minimises CMM motion, therefore reducing dynamic CMM errors. Further, rapid ‘head touches’ mean that the measurement points are taken more quickly using only the rotary motion of the head. The result is improved accuracy, repeatability and significantly improved inspection throughput, with

Lasers save time Test and measuring instruments are commonly utilised to convert workpiece dimensions and other geometric values to co-ordinate values. These are sophisticated calibration instruments that can measure any three-dimensional surface with high accuracy. Once converted to coordinate values, the measurement data is fed back to machine tools. This field of industrial metrology has undergone a major transformation from playing a limited role of testing and certification to that of quality control in product & process life cycle in the manufacturing line. The latest technology that has set new benchmarks of performance is the usage of laser probes. Powered by the capability to capture thousands of points in a second, these probes reduce the inspection time significantly. “New technological advancements have helped us improve accuracy of our CMMs. Our new non-contact line laser probe can be used for high-speed scanning of parts. The point cloud generated can be used for inspection and reverse engineering. Accuracy of our new Strato model has been improved from 1.2+3L/1000 to 0.9+2.5L/1000 micron. We also manufacture Legex range of CNC CMM with an accuracy of 0.35 +L/1000 micron. Our products

Partners in productivity Connecting highly reliable measuring instruments to machining lines has helped manufacturing companies to address the challenge of delivering high-quality products that are at par with global standards. Commitment to quality is a continuous process. New technology, equipment, products and applications have led to a continuous change in the manufacturing line across machine tool industry. As India strengthens its base as

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Many Indian organisations still do not have quality inspection systems. They need the same to survive in the market.

come with a built-in temperature compensation feature as standard, allowing shop floor usage in a controlled environment,” avers Bajaj. Lasers have now become popular applications in machining needs, and have also found way into the metrology industry, owing to their benefits of precision, speed and noncontact nature. As the technology advances and adoption of lasers increases, the measurement systems will witness more lasers.

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Industry Update Advantages of laser scanning Companies should invest in measurement systems to improve quality, compete in the international market, to keep the processes lean and have higher tolerances.

Nayan R Patel,

Regional Sales and Operations Manager West India, Renishaw Metrology Systems Pvt Ltd

an automotive hub, with concurrent steps towards increasing volume of business coming in from the aerospace industry, digital inspection process significantly advances the performance benchmarks of CMM productivity. “Automated measurement systems help eliminate any human error that results in better accuracy of measurement. This leads to cost reduction, as we need less manpower and cuts down the rejection rate. Dedicated gauges that are expensive can also be eliminated. It also speeds up R&D activities,” observes Bajaj. The manufacturers of metrology products have joined hands with the industry leaders and standard-setting organisations to work out an open metrology technology platform that allow unhindered interoperability between different makes & kinds of CMMs and other inspection equipment to avoid huge capital investments in replacing obsolete metrology equipment. “The advancement in the CMM’s design and control systems has led to improvement in its accuracy while Five reasons to invest in CMM

    

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allowing running the machines at higher speeds. The concurrent development in the probing technology has ensured that the primary task of taking points on a contact CMM is carried out at far higher speed than otherwise. The continuous improvement in the CMM software capability has made complex measurements very easy,” says Omkar Upadhyay, General Manager, Cimtrix Systems Pvt Ltd.

    

Future outlook As the manufacturing industry is bullish on the future growth prospects, the optimism also spills over to the machine tool industry. The key factor that sets one company apart from the other continues to be of quality and trust in the brand & products that promise to help companies reduce their time and money spent on quality checks. “Our latest CMM can be integrated with the manufacturing line. The parts produced can automatically move to the machine and can be inspected immediately. There is no need to take parts to the CMM room, thus reducing cycle time,” informs Bajaj. With revival of business in overseas markets, many Indian machine tool companies plan to tap new business opportunities in exports. Says Nayan R Patel, Regional Sales and Operations Manager - West India, Renishaw Metrology Systems Pvt Ltd, “Companies should invest in measurement systems to improve quality, compete in the international market, to keep the processes lean and have higher tolerances.” And as exports of machines mandate investments in quality standards, many machine tool builders are making significant



Laser scanning is suited for measuring flexible or fragile materials as it eliminates the risk of surface scratches Laser scanning enables complete inspection and modeling of complex freeform, multi-filleted or featured parts The operator can easily switch between laser probe and touch probe maintaining all existing functionality of the CMM 3D laser scanning shortens the product development cycle and improves product performance Following digital copy of the prototype, product verification, engineering analysis and other functions can take place concurrently by OEMs at different locations Reduction in total measurement and analysis time – increases efficiency of the inspection process and reduces cost

investments in calibration systems - an indication of good times for the metrology industry. “We continuously improve and upgrade our manufacturing machines and manufacturing systems to cut down cost without compromising on quality. Moreover, ISO & QS certified companies need quality inspection systems to help maintain global standards, as many Indian companies seeking global presence need to invest in inspection systems to compete in quality with international manufacturers,” avers Bajaj. Quality, reliability and trust have been central to buying preferences of many customers of the machine tool industry. India has already made its mark on the global map as a manufacturing hub for the auto industry and as we explore new sectors of aerospace, medical, nuclear among others, the standards of product quality and performance are going to get more stringent for the machine tool manufacturers.


Leaders Speak

Competitive pricing along with quality determines success

…says Hokeun Song, President & CEO, YG1 Co Ltd. Established three decades ago, the South Korean public listed company is ranked fifth in the cutting tool business and is the world’s largest producer of end-mills. In conversation with Hema Yadav, the visionary entrepreneur chalks out plan for future growth in emerging markets like India and China.

Q The recently concluded ‘YG1

Global Summit’ was a first-of-itskind under the company’s banner. What was the idea behind hosting such an event? Following the recent economic downturn, there was quite a gloom on the industry. We always believed that the Sun will shine some day, and now that the industry is picking momentum, we thought of celebrating this. Also, we wanted to create brand recognition and further strengthen ties with our dealers across the world. Therefore, we conducted the Summit that resulted in dealers congregating from over 42 countries under the YG1 banner.

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Leaders Speak Q Established over three decades ago, YG1 is

one of the largest producers of end-mills in the world. However, in terms of advertising/ branding, the company has been low key till now. What is the reason behind this? During the initial stage we were not a known name. For example, in German market, it takes a long time to build a brand name. Although we have sales of over ¤ 26 million in the country, it took us time to establish brand recognition. This is also an advantage as our competitors do not recognise how strong we are, making it easy for us to penetrate markets. This also results in one-to-one interaction with customers. But looking forward for a business to flourish it is important to have brand recognition or awareness.

Q Keeping in line with your new makeover, what

strategies have you adopted to increase brand awareness and how important is this in today’s competitive market scenario? It is important to be media-savvy in today’s market. As a part of our strategy, we are planning to participate in major exhibitions, provide updated technical support and spend more on advertising.

Q Are there any expansion plans for the

manufacturing facilities in China and India? Also, how was the experience of starting a plant in India? Initially, in India, there was a lot of dependence on local people, and unfortunately, we met some wrong ones, which resulted in considerable loss. Therefore, we decided to bring in Chris You to head Indian operations, as he had successfully commandeered our UK business. The brief for him was to concentrate only on marketing. Today, however, we are looking to invest heavily in India. On the other hand, China is growing fast. Our second factory is already set up in the country, and we are looking for a similar scale of investment in India in the near future.

Q The Indian cutting tool market is saturated with

big players who are already well-established. What strategies are being adopted to counter this competition? We have no competitors. If we convince the enduser to utilise our tool-finish, that is what matters. We provide the highest quality product at the lowest price. This is evident from the fact that we have registered 35 per cent growth each year.

Q The motto at YG1 has always been – ‘Competitive

price, quality products’. While manufacturers are tackling growing costs, how do you manage to leverage your price? Competitive pricing along with quality determines success.

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The manufacturers know one another and are a close-knit group. They control the market and affect prices. If they are achieving profits, they can provide subsidy & invest in high-end products.

And, if they do not, the growth of the Indian market will be limited.

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business interest in both India and China, how do you perceive the markets in the above countries?

employee. Further, our policy is to Majority of cutting tool companies Both countries have potential employ novices. The average age of heavily invest in machines but often it domestic markets. They have a huge the 1,500 employees working for us in is not prudent as machines cost around young working population, making China is 20 year. More than 600-700 of $ 3,00,000 and limited productivity. labour cost competitive. However, them have been trained in Korea for a While European manufacturers suffer India lags far behind China in terms period of six months. due to rising labour cost, our facilities of infrastructure and government in Korea are automated, which reduces policies. The cutting tool company labour cost. We are buying quite a Q How important is R&D in in China is growing rapidly with few number of CNC machines from the help of government policies, cutting tool business? machine tool manufacturers, while while in India, bureaucracy has an R&D provides the much required also developing in-house machines upper hand. competitive edge. It is important for grinding, and sophisticated The Indian government is not in cutting tool business as we have CNC machines. These reduce our investing enough in infrastructure to develop new tools and test their cost further. and other facilities. Due to China’s durability. We have invested more low reputation in quality it cannot than $ 50,00,000 for R&D equipment create its own brand but produce in Korea and China, which will be Q Which YG1 range of products for other well-known brands. In increased in the coming year. Our are being introduced in the this circumstance, India could investment will be $ 50 million until Indian market? enjoy a better reputation. In other September 2011. Demand of high quality tools in words, in the coming decade, India India is increasing than ever before will outsmart China. and this trend will continue for Q A major portion of your coming decades. YG 1 is fulfilling business is conducted this demand by top grade carbide through dealers and Q Your order books are full for end mills, high performance the next 8-9 months, which in distributors. How do you carbide drills and sophisticate turn is affecting your delivery manage to promote YG1 application taps. schedule. How do you plan brand through them? Our business mantra is never to lose to resolve this? any customer. We are always on the Our problem has always been in Q For manufacturing companies look out for people hungry to succeed. delivering. We have doubled our across the spectrum, retaining Some of our agents/dealers start investment to overcome this hurdle. skilled workforce is proving from nothing. We treate them as Our factories in China are working to be a major concern. What YG1 family and they in turn are 24/7 in three shifts, and we are management strategies are in dedicated to us. positive that the issue will be sorted place within the company to out soon. retain your existing workforce? We have good people with Korean Q What are your views on the spirit working for us. We do not have current scenario of the Indian Q Your vision for the industry. any labour union; employees are The demand for cutting tools will cutting tool sector? willing to work more and we give them rise. As people seek better options, In the Indian cutting tool industry, double of what they put in. the demand for automobiles, much dependence is on High Strength We have a laundry facility, electronics, mobile phones, etc will Steel (HSS) cutting tools. Also, the subsidised snacks, and recreational surge, in turn creating more demand manufacturers know one another and facilities for them as well. for us. Also, the medical sector is on are a close-knit group. They control Also, we do not face any retention the growth path. And, business in the the market and affect prices. If they issue, and even during the slowdown, cutting tool industry will definitely be are achieving profits, they can provide we did not lay-off even a single on the rise. subsidy & invest in high-end products.

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Facility Visit

DFSDFSD SAH PETROLEUMS LTD

Swirling innovation with excellence With the vision to provide excellent metalworking solutions to improve productivity and efficiency of its customers, Sah Petroleums Ltd believes in ‘doing right at faster take’. Specialised in designing, metal cutting fluids, industrial and automotive lubricant and greases, the company has been successful in establishing its brand name – IPOL® – nationally as well as internationally. Nishant Kashyap

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stablihed in 1973, Sah Petroleums Ltd is an ISO 9001 and EMS 14001 certified company. Today, the company is recognised as a globally networked and locally integrated entity in manufacturing metalworking, automotive and industrial fluids. It offers a wide range of petroleum products for all kinds of engineering operations. Built as per international standards, these products effectively meet customer requirements. These fluids also help keep uptime of

expensive, highly productive machine tool by continuously removing metal chips from the machine. The company’s plant situated at Vasai, near Mumbai, is the largest in the company portfolio, and has a capacity of around 80,000 tonne per annum. Excellent engineering professionals, skilled manpower and a well-accessible location make the plant a key growth driver of the company. Anjan Kumar Bhatta, President – Plant, Sah Petroleums Ltd (Vasai), says, “We are a full-line lubricant company

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Facility Visit The healthy growth in the industrial and automotive sector in particular, has helped us grow ahead of the market. To manage this growth, we have been constantly investing on three fronts: manpower, infrastructure (R&D, technical service, operations) and marketing of brand IPOL®.

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diversified into two main divisions – industrial and auto. Auto caters to the automotive market, and industrial is for automotive production. Our presence in industrial market is huge, and most of the companies know us by name or by our customers.”

State-of-the-art concept Equipped with high-precision technology, imported machines and sophisticated equipment, the company’s R&D and Quality Control (QC) lab is among the most advanced ones in India. There is a constant push towards innovation of products and solutions to suit customer requirements. Every product batch passes through stringent quality control check on advanced analytical & monitoring equipment to ensure that national and international standards are maintained. “We have introduced more than six products in the last 6-8 months that clearly reflects our R&D effort. We spend almost three per cent of our revenue in R&D,” elaborates Bhatta. To meet precise customer demands, the company’s product development circle starts from the feedback form submitted by its sales and field professionals. After tabulating the request from customers, the R&D department draws a basic plan of action and commences an exhaustive research programme, resulting in innovative and better performing products. Once the necessary product is developed, these technocrats carry out their research, and after seeing the result, they analyse the sample to know whether it suits the requirement or not. Says Ripon Saha, Deputy General Manager – R&D, Sah Petroleums

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Ltd, “Our lab can carry out tests for product valuation and deliver superior products. These are part of the normal product development cycle and care is taken at every step. We ensure that our customers are happy, as we develop the products according to their requirements. We take the samples of well-received products and carry out R&D. Once we check the properties and specification of these, we deliver it to our customers.” Once the product development cycle is over, they issue the formulation form of a product. While delivering the product, the company also provides manufacturing instruction to enhance productivity and increase machine life. “There are two types of requests – one is for new specifications, and second is what the customer sends us as a sample product. If we have a similar product, we consider the same, or if not, we develop a new one according to the requirement. Once the entire input is available, we give a sample of the competitor’s product and what we have developed, and later we analyse both products. We manufacture the product in bulk, once the customer

is satisfied with the one that we have developed,” explains Saha.

Growth in exports Over the years, Sah Petroleums has introduced a range of products. Under the brand name IPOL®, the company has a product for almost every industry such as automotive, metalworking and for other manufacturing sectors. IPOL® has the widest range of products, carefully designed to suit various applications and deliver high performances. These are available in a variety of pack sizes as per market needs. The products have several latest national & international performance specifications and have approvals such as API, JASO, ACEA, etc to their credit, besides OEM credentials. “We have a range of metalworking fluids. In fact, our basic objective behind our metalworking products is to generate a long-life product, so that the customers can avail value for their money. Also, we are focussing on the metalworking product, which is synthetic/semisynthetic type, but there is not much demand for synthetic ones in India, so we are manufacturing semi-synthetic in bulk,” Bhatta says. As the awareness for environmentfriendly products has increased, the company is planning to manufacture them. “We are focussing more on laws related to the environment, although our plant is ISO 14001 certified. We have a series coming up with

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We have introduced more than six products in last 6-8 months that clearly reflects our R&D effort. We spend almost three per cent of our revenue in R&D.

Anjan Kumar Bhatta,

environment-friendly metalworking products that are non-conventional and non-mineral oil based. We are consciously trying to develop a product that will be environmentfriendly,” adds Bhatta. IPOL® products have made their presence globally. Today, their products are exported to several countries across all continents from Europe to the US, from Middle East to Asia-Pacific countries, and from the Indian subcontinent to the Far East.

Progressive path Sah Petroleums’ business strategy focusses on significant investments in infrastructure and R&D, attracting top talent in management across functions and inviting equity for future growth. The company has always believed in upgrading technology, and has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. The plant completely works on sensor technology. It comprises microprocessor sensor, which senses volume of liquid and maintains stock. The plant also has calibration system that measures the intake and capacity.

President - Plant (Vasai)

The Vasai plant is completely automated and blessed with highly qualified employees, who understand every aspect of lubrication. It is well-equipped to carry out test and measurement. “Our thrust is only on automation. Last year, we spend a huge amount on automation, and this year also we may do the same, so that we achieve 96,000 tonne production capacity. We do not handle any job manually. We will be adopting new automated technologies, which will help us handle small cartons automatically,” says Bhatta. According to H A Anand, President, Sah Petroleums Ltd, “The healthy growth in the industrial and automotive sector in particular, has helped us grow ahead of the market. To manage this growth, we have been constantly investing on three fronts: manpower, infrastructure (R&D, technical service, operations) and marketing of brand IPOL®. We have been attracting top talent to our organisation as well as investing in R&D facilities to support the market on service and products, by working closely with customers. Further, we

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plan to invest in a new plant to meet the growing demand of lubricants in the Indian market.” The company has employed Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, which is customer-friendly. Everybody in the organisation is linked through ERP, which reduces human error and help in increasing productivity. Having an enthusiastic marketing team of over 80 professionals, nine branch offices at strategic locations and seven self-owned depots to strengthen the distribution network in India, the company is dedicated to further penetrate the Indian market. Over 1,300 direct industrial customers, 150 auto distributors, 10,000 retailers and 20 industrial distributors highlight the growth of the company.

Future outlook A commitment towards cost-efficient solutions has been the key to success at Sah Petroleums. After gaining considerable acceptance in the Indian market, the company has now set its eyes on global markets. In the future, the company is planning to invest more in new technologies, R&D and infrastructure, which will eventually help strengthen its revenue streams. The plant at Vasai is equipped with high-technology blending facility, quality control test labs and automated filling & packaging stations. The in-house Base Oil Storage (BOS) facility of 17,000 KL is one of the largest in India, which utilises cutting-edge remote sensing technology to accurately measure and control the storage volumes. With an annual production capacity of 80,000 KL, the plants produce a wide range of products without compromising on quality and consistency. To meet future demand the company is in an advanced planning stage for a third plant. The new plant will add a capacity of another 40,000 KL to the existing ones and will be having ultra modern blending facilities.


International trade INDIAN FOREIGN TRADE POLICY

Creating growth potential For any country to become a major player in world trade, a comprehensive approach needs to be adopted, facilitated by foreign trade policies. Until the late 80s, India traditionally followed a socialistic path with a protectionist policy. Over the recent decades, the country has shed this policy to emerge as a strong contender for winning the title of a global manufacturing hub.

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ndian international trade policy in the 80s was considered intrusive. It did not support exports of goods or services, nor allowed foreign investments to be made in the country. It followed a closeddoor policy, only allowing limited access to Russia to participate in India’s industrial growth. This again was driven by political compulsions for a regional balance of power. The aim of its economic policy was to ensure the country’s independent development (the swadeshi principle). At the end of the 1980s, India was one of the most closed economies in the world. This changed in the early 90s with the government’s decision to bring in economic reforms, which led to changes in the country’s foreign trade policy. In the last five years, exports have grown from $ 63 billion in 2003-04 to $ 168 billion in 2008-09. On the employment front, in the last five years, nearly 14 million jobs were created directly or indirectly as a result of augmented exports.

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It would therefore be safe to say that the current foreign trade policy, announced in 2009 and valid until 2014, is largely conducive to the country’s growth in exports, especially for the manufacturing sector.

India: An emerging manufacturing hub There are many reasons when and why India started to emerge as a manufacturing hub. Back in the mid 90s, the West was already feeling the pressure of the high cost of manufacturing, largely due to increasing cost of labour as well as operational costs. There was also an issue of a saturated domestic market in the West. At the same time, the East was slowly emerging from its cocoon and becoming less intrusive. The economies in the East started to grow in their respective domestic markets; they also started to explore possibilities of exporting cheap products to the West. Initially, the acceptance of such products


International trade made in the East (viz, India, China, Highlight of Union Budget 2010-11 Taiwan and Korea) was low. Traditionally, the West has always Manufacturing: Capital and engineering goods been wary of East Asia, even though  Concessional customs duty of 5 per cent will be applicable for the imports its exposure to India has been much of machinery longer (given that India has been a  Concessional customs duty of 5 per cent will be provided for importing colony of various European countries machinery, instruments, equipment and appliances required for setting up of for centuries). photovoltaic and solar thermal power generating units. Government has also In the mid 90s, when Europe proposed to exempt excise duty on these items and the US, compelled by their  Full exemption from customs duty for importing machinery used in road own economic considerations, construction projects started to look towards East, India became a natural choice for the following reasons: Also, a major factor in the sector infrastructure, recognition country’s growth is its political of exporters based on exports  A well-educated, English-speaking stability. Investors feel safe to invest performance and calling them workforce: Currently, there are in large manufacturing facilities in ‘Status Holders’, with the 100 million English-speaking India. The country’s large domestic facility to import capital professionals in India, which give demand makes it viable for goods on duty-free basis, less time for foreign companies and technological to develop the human upgradation of resource needed for exports by promoting them in India. They are A major factor in the country’s growth is its imports of capital also more malleable political stability. Investors feel safe to goods for certain  Cheap labour cost: invest in large manufacturing sectors under Export Labour costs are facilities in India. Promotion Capital Goods rising in the East, but Scheme (EPCG) at compared to the West, zero per cent duty. it is still less Also, a number of  Demographics: India products including automobiles international companies to invest in has the youngest workforce and other engineering products India to support the domestic market compared to anywhere in the have been included for incentives as well as meet global requirements. world (including China, Japan, under Focus Product, and Market For these reasons, India is slowly Europe and the US) Linked Focus Product Schemes. but surely emerging as the world’s of Japanese  Influence Value-added manufacture export, manufacturing hub. In the next manufacturing principles: These with a minimum of 15 per cent 3-5 years, India will be the world’s are considered to be the best value addition on imported inputs largest producer of small cars. in the world for reducing cost under Advance Authorisation of manufactured products. Scheme, and focus on developing The concepts of Just-in-time, Policies boosting growth markets such as Africa and Latin Kanban, Kaizen, Total Productive The latest foreign trade policies American countries are policies that Maintenance (TPM) have proved (announced in 2009) are encouraging will not only strengthen but boost successful in shop floors in India for the growth of the manufacturing India’s competitiveness in the global as well sector. Some of the policies are arena. These will help India grow its reduced import duty tariffs, Foreign  Capital cost: The cost of land, exports by leaps and bounds over the Trade Agreements (FTA) with various machinery and resources are next few years. countries, upgradation of export relatively cheap in India. While the cost of finance is less in the West, it makes sense for companies to borrow capital from Europe or US and invest in India N Gopinath is Vice President of MMC Hardmetal India These factors make a ‘Made in India’ Pvt Ltd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Japan. Email:mmsindia@mmc.co.jp product in accordance to international standards, cost-effective and globally competitive.

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Manufacturing Excellence CUSTOMISING PRODUCTS

A norm in the making Back when Henry Ford marketed the Model T to the masses, the idea was simple, yet revolutionary. Ford’s engineers used interchangeable parts to make the same car every time. However, today the dynamics of the manufacturing market have changed and ‘custiomisation’ is the new trend.

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oday, the market is radically different and it is driving a revolution in the engineering world. Now, whether the customer is a kid buying his first car, a couple buying a new sectional sofa, or a food company investing in a new packaging machine, the winning products are tailored to the customer’s unique requirements. Manufacturers have been forced to respond and are rising to the challenge Assemble Design Off the shelf Custom to-order to-order – standardise but customise – asking Outboard engine Automobile Steam turbine Power plans themselves how Snowmobile Heavy equipment Elevator Ship Riding mover Light airoplane Truck Fighter aircraft they can quickly give Snow blower Machine tool (VMC) Machine tool (Press) Weapons systems customers exactly what they want, Home Air Cond. Server Server rock Network Appliance PC Power supply Automotive seat cost-efficiently with Television Bicycle Electric motor Panel high quality. Telephone Bicycle frame Minute Take the case Sporting goods Furniture of automobile Resister Connector Filler Prototype industry. Drivers Capacitor Furniture Bearing Bike helmet already choose car Bearing Cable Impeller Tay options that reflect Switch Trophy Tooling Endowre Fastoner their individual needs – bucket or Customisation regular seats, a DVD player or stereo, Figure 1: Competition is driving manufacturers to offer manual or automatic customised products at reasonable prices transmission, and

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the like. Similarly, customers across every industry can now ‘design their own’ products – from airplanes to office chairs, tyres to computers, food packaging machines to even power plants. Customers now demand ‘personalised’ products, and they will offer their loyalty to manufacturers who respond fast. For manufacturers, the challenge is how to offer more of these personalised features without complicating the design and manufacturing process. Anyone can make a personalised product with unlimited funds and resources. The trick is how to deliver that product quickly and at a competitive price (Figure 1).

Step one: Ask hard questions Companies such as Dell, Herman Miller, and Siemens/ABB have been offering personalised products for many years. So, how can your company get in the game? To begin with, you must re-evaluate your current engineering process. Ask yourself the following questions. Have you ever:  Lost a great customer opportunity because it took too long to


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Step two: Align your product platforms with business strategies So, how do you catch up with your competitors? In short, you have to find an easier way to offer customised products. Product designs need to be less complex, but still be innovative. Designers need to reuse existing part designs seamlessly in their new products. Switching to modular product architecture (Figure 2) – an

approach that builds configuration flexibility into the design – is the answer. And, although the benefits of such a shift is clear, finding the right balance of cost savings and product differentiation is a major challenge for most companies. It is not about adopting yet another solution; it is about designing a flexible architecture that meets your company’s specific objectives. First, you need to align your products and product platforms to your business strategy of meeting your customers’ every requirement. And as you begin a migration of this magnitude, consider how the following market trends will affect your company’s future growth and profitability. Customers are demanding for more personalised products, superior customer service, instant feedback on their orders, error-free product configurations, and high product quality. In a few years, mass customisation will be the norm, not the exception. Michael Cox, Sr VP & Chief Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, said the same in ‘The Right Stuff: America’s

Move to Mass Customisation’. Mass customisation offers consumers the best of both worlds. It embodies the good qualities from the era of hand production – custom design and individualised service. And, it retains the most significant gain from the era of mass production - low cost’. Several products are already available in customised packages. You need to look at your industry and your customers to determine your strategy.

Step three: Modular design and configuration management It is a simple idea with powerful consequences. To deliver more personalised products, you need to get closer to your customers. Adopting a modular product architecture will help your company better support your customers’ unique requirements. To that end, manufacturers are streamlining the engineering process to allow:  Capture of all customer, engineering and manufacturing requirements to develop rules & constraints for configuring single or multiple product platforms  Design automation by creating

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accurately estimate their custom order?  Gone straight from order to production without validating the design – and been left with expensive but useless scrap on the factory floor?  Found that you spend too much time in corrective action after the customer’s requirements have been supposedly ‘locked’?  Had difficulty reusing existing product configurations because the new order has been tweaked just a little? If you answered yes to even one of these questions, you are not alone. The fact is that most companies – nearly 90 per cent – rely on some sort of manual process for developing and managing the wide variety of configurations (aka product variants) they support. The problem with the manual approach is that product designs are often documented and managed manually in a paper notebook, 2D drawings, or a spreadsheet. Take the case if your company’s sales representative needs a quote for a customer bidding on a hot product design. By the time you find the necessary information – spreadsheets stored in file cabinets or worse, thoughts in a vacationing engineer’s head – your competitor has responded to and won the business. This happened because the other manufacturer is already responding better and quicker to today’s more sophisticated customer.

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Manufacturing Excellence By adopting a modular product structure, your company can capture and store 48% engineering intelligence digitally. What’s more, it can automate the variant creation design and generation to Total new product designs better manage multiple Figure 3: Because 48 per cent of new designs are modifications design configurations, of existing designs, the speed of developing new products accommodate design is greatly enhanced by the ability to reuse previous product alternatives, and design configurations improvements. The benefits are clear. Not only can a modular product and publishing automatically structure help you deliver products configurable product designs to market faster, it also allows you  Designers and non-designers – and to modify – and most importantly, ultimately customers – to easily customise – designs to meet individual and automatically configure the customers’ needs. design for a specific application by selecting/specifying variables and using predefined business and Step four: Automate bit by bit design constraint logic The good news is that even small Taking control of configuration changes in your process and management is the key. The traditional technology can make a huge impact product structure is often too inflexible towards your customise-to-order for handling modern configuration goals. Your objective here is to reduce requirements. What is needed is a product complexity, increase part more modular approach, one in which reuse, and achieve greater product the traditional product structure is differentiation, all in the name of embedded with the configuration delivering to your customer’s unique intelligence: generic definitions of requirements. outsourced and manufactured parts Beyond simple manual processes, tied together by specific rules and there are three levels of configuration constraints. management that can help your company realise the benefits of a Typically, changes – inevitable in customise-to-order strategy. the highly dynamic nature of product development – are what slow down the customisation process the most. Model-centric: Generic CAD The structure must be able to absorb structure and respond these changes quickly For most companies, the first stage and efficiently. Capturing variability of configuration management is and modularity in the structure model-centric – building a generic can help you with ever-changing CAD structure. Naturally, moving customer needs. from a paper-based, spreadsheetmanaged, 2D environment to As Figure 3 indicates, nearly half digitally capturing your design in a of all designs are modifications of 3D model is a giant leap forward for existing designs. Therefore, using any manufacturing company. technology to easily access and reuse existing designs means designers and Some of the sophisticated CAD tools engineers spend far less time making provide the ability to capture variability modifications of these designs to within the CAD structure, for example, derive the new product. family of parts, interchangeability Percentage of new designs that are modifications of existing designs

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features, constraint equations, and more. For any company, small or large, capturing the design employing a 3D CAD solution brings a host of benefits, including the ability to:  Capture engineering configuration and variability early in the design phase  Involve customers upfront in the design phase to decrease quality issues later on  Reduce numbers of physical prototypes  Generate engineering deliverables (drawings, cost rollups) quickly Not only will these benefits save valuable time for manufacturers, they will be an important selling point to customers, as they are able to get customised products faster – and for less money – than ever before.

Enterprise: Heterogeneous system with product data management For many smaller companies, the ‘model centric’ structure may provide the customisation their customers need. But, medium-sized and larger companies may find the second stage of configuration management – enterprise – to offer even greater benefits, including:  Enhanced customer intimacy total product  Decreased development costs  Increased product customisation  Improved operational efficiency An enterprise structure, however, brings many more challenges than a simple CAD structure. Not only will you need to manage heterogeneous MCAD structures, you will have to handle ECAD and software structures as well. What’s more, the enterprise structure needs to be tightly integrated with the PDM system to leverage the variability captured on each level of product development. But the benefits still outweigh these challenges, as your company will begin to lead the pack in bringing highly customised products to market at competitive prices.


Manufacturing Excellence Extended enterprise or optimal: Generic product structures and PLM The third stage - extended enterprise or optimal – is where manufacturers can realise the full potential of their customise-to-order goals. extended enterprise includes:  Fully integrated engineering configuration management  Extended enterprise applications  Rules-based integrated generic structures with tight integration to legacy systems For most manufacturers, their suppliers, partners, and now more than ever, customers, play a crucial role in the product development cycle. And, with everyone’s offices spread across the globe, the process of developing products has become even more complex. The beauty of the extended enterprise structure is that everyone - from the customer to the supplier to the manufacturer – is part of the value chain. Managing the variability and modularity of such structures at the enterprise level helps connect members of your team, so they can quickly collaborate across all boundaries of the enterprise. As a result, your company is able to optimise the product development cycle.

Taking it to the next level Of course, making the leap to modular design and variant generation is an evolving process. The key is to make improvements gradually. Drawing on historical data and business trends of your company begin by making a set of recommendations. Be sure to:  Underscore the business benefits that come from optimising the product development process  Architect your products for variability and modularity so you can increase part use  Design the system for your users who will need to create variants (application engineering/technical field employees, dealership network, customers, etc) It is only a matter of time before mass customisation becomes the norm. And, if your company is flexible enough to begin offering customers the customisation they crave at a price they can afford, then you are well on your way to leading – and reaping the benefits of – the product marketing revolution. Rafiq Somani is Area Vice President at PTC. He is responsible for driving growth of PTC India’s Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) solutions across key verticals such as automotive, industrial, aerospace & defence, consumer, infrastructure and publishing. Email: info@ptcindia.com

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Factory Fundamentals It has been our persistent effort to provide incremental value to our readers with ‘cuttingedge’ information. As a part of this endeavour, we have this feature - ‘From Modern Machine Shop’, in an exclusive arrangement with the premier metalworking and machine tool publication in North America. Modern Machine Shop (MMS), published by Gardner Publications, US, offers exceptionally high editorial features and circulation standards that have become a hallmark of its operating philosophy and worldwide reputation. We strongly believe that the information provided in this feature will keep our readers updated about the latest global developments in business strategies & technological innovations, the quintessential ingredients for competitive manufacturing.

Advanced grinding, plain and simple Advanced grinding equipment gives this shop the flexibility and automation it needs to serve customers with either rapid-response or high-volume jobs. However, a high level of ‘service’ is truly this shop’s top priority. Mark Albert

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Walter Vision five-axis grinding machine at this shop is equipped with an automatic wheel changer and an autoloader. These features enable quick changeovers for short-run jobs and unattended operation for ‘lights-out’ production of large batches. At first glance, it seems odd to see grinding wheels and coolant manifolds instead of cutting tools in the automatic ‘tool changer’ of a CNC machine tool. Then one can notice that this is a cutting tool grinding machine, a Helitronic Vision from Walter (a United Grinding company based in Fredericksburg, Virginia). The ability to change ‘grinding sets’ as rapidly as changing end mills, taps or drills on a machining centre gives this grinding machine much the same versatility and productivity associated with a vertical or horizontal machining centre. Features such as the automatic wheel changer, an onboard probing system and robotic pallet loading are essential for the shop that owns this grinder because mixing rapidresponse job shop work with repeat, high-volume work is its competitive edge. These features enable fast changeover and simplified setup so that short-run jobs can be cycled through the machine efficiently. Other features enable the machine to run lights-out for economical production of high-volume repeat work.


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Factory Fundamentals The shop, True Cut Tool Co, is located amid cornfields near New Carlisle, Ohio. It is primarily a manufacturer of special cutting tools. Almost all these tools are custom-designed for specific applications in the automotive, medical, household appliance and plumbing fixture industries. The owners of True Cut consider their chief competition to be the clock and the calendar, as opposed to other cutting tool suppliers. They are out to beat the tight turnaround times promised to customers, who are up against their own demanding production schedules and pressing delivery due dates. Says Larry Nicodemus, Founder & Vice President, True Cut, “We have to have advanced grinding capability to do this.” He and his four sons (Kendall, Scott, Zane and Chad) form the management team. All four sons are part of the production team as well, each with a special area in which they run the machines themselves or closely supervise the employees who do. Kendall, the oldest son and now company President, has one son who works in the shop. About 17 people (family included) are employed at True Cut. At first glance, it also seems odd to see Larry, Kendall and Scott in old-fashioned full beards. Larry’s wife, a frequent visitor to the shop, wears a bonnet and a long, plainly styled dress with a short shoulder cape. The explanation for their appearance is simple. The Nicodemus family belongs to the Old German Baptist Brethren Church. This community, which shares its roots with the Amish and Mennonite branches of the same, 400-year-old religious movement, emphasises plainness and simplicity in lifestyle and dress so that nothing distracts them from devotion to serving the Lord as commanded in Scripture.

Traditionally, ordained elders in the church wear the beards as a mark of maturity in faith and dedication to church service. There seems to be no contradiction between the plain and simple outlook to which the Nicodemus family adheres and the way in which they manage and operate the shop. Humble, honest and honourable service to customers (and employees) is the core of the company’s business model. As Larry explains, producing high-performance, high-precision cutting tools for on-time delivery would be impossible without a commitment to advanced grinding and machining technology. It is that simple. This commitment to technology extends back to 1972, when Larry started the company as a tool resharpening business with strictly manual grinders and equipment. As his skill and knowledge grew, he moved the shop towards the production of specially designed cutting tools tailored to specific applications. This meant constantly updating his grinding and machining equipment, a pattern that continues to the present. Likewise, as the shop’s capability grew, so did its customer base, which has come to rely on True Cut for fast-turnaround custom tooling and high-volume production of special tools not provided by other vendors. For example, True Cut produces engraving tools for tire moulds by the hundreds. These are delivered to several major tire manufacturers under blanket orders. The shop also repairs and regrinds the cutters it produces. The shop’s Helitronic Vision CNC grinder represents its latest investment in advanced grinding technology. This five-axis CNC machine exemplifies several important observations about the way this shop succeeds. First, this machine meets the shop’s

Three generations of the Nicodemus family are involved in the cutting tool business. Here, Founder Larry Nicodemus (white beard in the centre) is flanked by his four sons (Scott and Kendall are on the left, Zane and Chad are on the right, and a grandson, Grant, is at the

Each station on the tool carousel holds an arbour-mounted grinding wheel along with the coolant manifold that goes with it. The automatic wheel changing system changes both wheel and manifold at the same time

Grinding with superabrasives requires copious amounts of coolant delivered directly to the wheel/workpiece interface. Changing the coolant manifold with nozzles already in the right position ensures proper coolant application with each wheel change

The autoloader holds several pallets that present tool blanks to the dual-grip robotic transfer device that loads and unloads the workpiece spindle. The shop designs and produces its own pallets

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Factory Fundamentals ‘thou’ one way or the other can mean 20-60 per cent longer tool life for the customer,” Kendall explains.

Smart shop thinking

The Helicheck optical measuring machine checks a tool used to groove polyethylene knee implants.

The Helicheck monitor displays not only dimensions but also surface finish details. In this case, the life of this grooving tool and the quality of the grooves it cuts depend on the fine surface finish of its cutting edges

requirements for close tolerance, multiaxis grinding capability. Second, the shop takes advantage of this capability by being smart about fully utilising its flexibility and automation. Third, the shop leverages the machine’s capability by applying it to its own innovative tool designs. The cutting tools that True Cut produces on the Vision last longer and perform better not only because they are well-made, but also because subtle design elements are based on a deep understanding of cutting processes. “Details such as land thickness or cylindrical margin thickness can make a significant difference. We know a few

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Managing operations on the Vision is the primary responsibility of Scott, the second oldest son. His work desk/ programming station is located right in front of the machine. Multi-axis capability enables it to grind complex shapes and to complete most tools in a single setup. The machine’s CNC provides sufficient high-speed computational power to co-ordinate the simultaneous axes moves needed for intricate contours, unusual flute forms and complex geometries. The automatic wheel changer is one of two conspicuous features on either side of the machine that are noteworthy. The wheel changer has 12 stations for grinding sets, which consist of one or two grinding wheels mounted on an arbour. Each station also holds the coolant manifold for that specific grinding set. Several copper coolant nozzles on the manifold are positioned to deliver coolant to the wheel for maximum effectiveness. The grinding wheel arbour’s HSK-50 interface mates with the grinding spindle. Self-sealing, spring-loaded hydraulic connections on the coolant manifold lock into coolant ports on the face of the spindle as the arbour enters the spindle bore. Grindto-grind time for a wheel change is about 15 second. “Whenever possible, we mount two different grinding wheels on the arbour. This adds to the capacity of the tool changer and often enables us to skip a wheel change. The CNC program simply repositions the second wheel for additional operations,” Scott says. This is a good example of how smart thinking gets more out of a machine feature for added productivity. Another example is Scott’s approach to managing the grinding sets. He stores as many arbours mounted with wheels and manifolds as the shop will allow him to order. The current total is close to 350. “I keep completed sets in

a cabinet at the machine. This means I almost always have a preassembled grinding set that I can swap into the wheel changer for certain jobs or operations when they come up,” he explains. Such tactics keep setup time very low, one of the keys to running many one- and two-piece jobs across this machine efficiently. More examples of smart shop thinking come up when discussing the other conspicuous feature, the autoloader on the other side of the machine. The autoloader accommodates four 200-mm pallets that can be presented sequentially to a robotic device, which loads the workpiece spindle automatically. Here again, homegrown ingenuity enhances this automation. For example, Scott has designed pallets that hold 100110 carbide blanks for the engraving tools the shop provides to tire mould manufacturers and other companies that engrave moulds or embossing dies. The pallets were produced in the shop to his specs. As orders for these tools are received, he loads the pallets and stocks the loader during the day for unattended processing overnight. As long as the pallets hold blanks of the same shank size, different configurations of engravers can be processed together (the corresponding toolpath programs are co-ordinated by the CNC). Batches with more than one shank size require manually changing the collet in the workpiece spindle, which Scott will sometimes do after hours to resume unattended operation.

Not an island Two more important points must be made about the Vision grinder. For one, the machine is part of a ‘package’ that includes an automatic inspection system and special cutting tool design software. For another, like all of True Cut’s grinding machines, the Vision benefits from CNC turning and milling operations that are carefully engineered to get the most out of grinding capability.


Factory Fundamentals True Cut acquired the Vision grinder along with a Walter Helicheck in a special offer from the builder. The Helicheck is an optical inspection and measurement machine that measures tool diameters as small as 0.004 inch (0.1 mm) and edge radii as small as 0.0002 inch (5 micron). “We first considered the Helicheck because we thought it would be a useful option, but now we see it as an essential complement to the grinder,” Larry says. It is especially valuable in speeding setups on short-run work because precise tool blank dimensions can be measured and downloaded to the Vision’s CNC via a fibre optic cable for offsets to the CNC program. Grinding wheels are also inspected on this machine to verify dimensional accuracy and identify high or low spots. This data is downloaded automatically as well. Of course, finished tools are routinely inspected on this machine, but mainly for the documentation required by some customers. Although acquired separately a short time later, the tool design software is also an essential part of the integrated Vision package as installed at True Cut. The software, called Helitronic Tool Studio, enables Scott to review and tweak cutter designs before generating the complex grinding paths for the Vision and transmitting them to the CNC. His workstation is right next to the machine, so there is virtually no lag between his offline programming efforts and grinding results. This software includes features of special interest to cutting tool designers. For example, the shape, angle and orientation of spiral flutes can be easily manipulated and displayed as a 3D solid. Such software design tools are critical. Kendall, who is True Cut’s chief tool design engineer, agrees. “They let us capture the cutter designs that we come up with to solve customer problems,” he says. He does the initial design work in Autocad Inventor, which enables him to create a 3D solid model that can be imported into Tool Studio. “We design a lot of stepped tools, such as drills and reamers, that combine otherwise separate operations. We know how to blend clearance angles & cutting edges, add the right back tapers and apply superfine finishes where needed to make a longlasting, time-saving tool. We could not produce these tools efficiently if we could not do the CAD and CAM work effectively.” Likewise, CNC turning and milling go hand in hand as critical supporting technologies for advanced grinding capability. CNC machining is the domain of sons Chad and Zane, who run a CNC lathe and a CNC mill respectively. These machines are housed in a separate building immediately behind the main facility, where the grinders are located. Both gentlemen intuitively understand that the turning and milling tasks they do are primarily pregrinding operations. These machines are largely used to rough-cut HSS blanks. “How well we prepare the blanks makes a difference in the efficiency of our grinding operations

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Scott Nicodemus checks a tool design in Tool Studio.The 3D solid image helps him visualise the best grinding process to produce the tool

and ultimately in the quality of the finished cutting tool,” Chad notes. For example, blanks must be turned precisely on centre to deliver even stock conditions for the grinders. Zane’s milling operations are likewise aligned to enhance grinding results. For example, he programs the milling of flute forms so that they provide strong support for the carbide or CBN segments that will be brazed in place before the final grind. “I do not want any excess overhang of the segment that might weaken the edges,” he explains. He adds that the exact values he enters vary from one design feature to the other and are based on experience with tool performance in the field. It is as much art as science.

True strength One customer had planned to cut the oval ring grooves inside this part in three operations. Kendall Nicodemus studied the part and its cross-section to design a rotary recess cutter that could complete the grooves in one operation

By finishing both sides of the contoured cutting edges on this brazed carbide radius form tool in one operation, the Vision grinder leaves no telltale land lines on the edges — or the customer’s product

Chad Nicodemus runs his CNC lathe with grinding in mind because the quality of turning operations ensures efficient grinding. CNC milling is given the same attention

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It is a testament to the effectiveness of True Cut’s approach that any one of the Nicodemus family members can cite an emergency rush job in which the shop was able to design, produce and deliver a special cutter in a matter of days, or even overnight. As remarkable as these heroic efforts might be, they should not obscure the truest indicator of the shop’s core strength. That is, the shop’s ability to analyse a customer’s part and design a cutting tool that solves a particular problem, or, as is often the case, several problems at once. An example might be a stepped tool that drills, countersinks and chamfers in one operation and produces these features to a tight tolerance and fine surface finish. The design must also provide long life and allow multiple regrinds. Kendall considers these the most satisfying challenges. “We can get a sample tool or two to the customer in a few

days. While they begin production, we can check results, find some new improvements and get a better version back to the customer a few days later,” he says. These complex tools are prime candidates for production on the Vision grinder. “We have learned to utilise blade-like superabrasive wheels that can be maneuvered in five axes to get blends and clearances that would be impossible to produce otherwise. This frees up our ability to be imaginative and creative in tool design,” Kendall says.

In but not of this world The intensity of focus that True Cut brings to producing cutting tools is remarkable. It is not, however, obsessive or consuming. Larry, like a good patriarch, is watchful that duty to family, church and community are not pushed aside in the name of business. He is strict about keeping the shop closed on Sundays. Respectful behaviour in the shop is enforced at all times, but with a gentle hand. Fond of quoting Scripture, Larry cites Chapter 17 in John’s Gospel, in which Jesus makes the distinction between being in the world and being of the world. As Larry and his family see things in light of this teaching, the shop is in the world, so they seek to conduct their business as Jesus conducted his in this world – that is, at the service of others. Their business model (and its commitment to technology) is in keeping with this ideal. Yet, as Jesus proclaimed of his followers, they are not of this world but belong instead to a kingdom that is apart from it. For the family, this apartness is simply expressed and plainly affirmed by simple living & modest dress. It is their witness to grace.

Mark Albert is the Chief Editor of Modern Machine Shop. He has been with the magazine for over 25 years and has written hundreds of articles about all aspects of metalworking technology.


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Brush hone boosts safety, productivity, finish quality RCBS recently employed the Flex-Hone ball-style honing brush from Brush Research Manufacturing to automate the finishing of die bores. In addition to providing quality and productivity improvements, the tool helped eliminate the potential for operator discomfort and injury.

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y nature, manual processes can be far more costly than those that are automated with the right tools. However, for certain types of operations, the motivation to automate goes beyond potential cost and time savings. At RCBS, a manufacturer of ammunition reloading equipment, a manual finishing operation posed a significant risk to employee health and well-being. The solution, mounting a flexible, ball-style honing brush from Brush Research Manufacturing (BRM) on a milling machine, alleviated operator discomfort and reduced the risk of injury while improving part quality and productivity.

The Flex-Hone brush can be mounted in the tool changer of a CNC milling machine, eliminating the need for manual deburring of the shop’s die bores. RCBS uses various brush styles and sizes according to the requirements of the job

Since its founding in the 1940s, Oroville, California-based RCBS has specialised in the manufacturing of ammunition reloading equipment – ie, dies and other products used to recycle spent brass casings by replacing the primer, powder and bullet. The company is part of aerospace and defense supplier ATK’s Civil Ammunition Systems Group, which manufactures small- and mediumcalibre ammunition, propellant, smokeless powder & related products for commercial, military and law enforcement applications.

Seeking solutions The process in question involved hand-finishing bores in steel ammunition reloading dies. Workers used rods wrapped in emery cloth to polish the internal surface of each die, an operation that involved extensive manual labour. The repetitive motion involved in this laborious task led to fatigue and discomfort, with many employees reporting problems with their wrists, shoulders and backs. These ergonomic issues further led to surface finish inconsistencies. “We produce thousands of these dies every year, so the achievement of consistent, high-quality surface finishes, as well as the avoidance of worker discomfort, became a high priority that got a lot of attention,” says Tim Taylor, Engineer, RCBS. The company had been seeking a solution to its ergonomic and surface

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Factory Fundamentals finishing problems when Taylor discovered the BRM honing brush at a trade show. Known as the Flex-Hone, the tool is used widely throughout industry for deburring, plateau honing, deglazing, polishing, edge blending and chamfer operations. It consists of a shaft with protruding nylon filaments that contain hundreds of abrasive grit globules. Available in various sizes and abrasive types, the customisable hone is suitable for materials ranging from soft, nonferrous substances to carbide and ceramics. According to the manufacturer, the tool enables easy removal of even microscopic shards and fragments. It adds that the tool’s flexible construction makes it both self-centering and self-adjusting to compensate for any wear. BRM provided recommendations and basic guidelines once RCBS decided to test the tool on a spare CNC milling machine. “I made up a fixture and started trying the process at different speeds and feeds,” Taylor recalls. He further adds, “It took several changes before we were able to consistently achieve our stringent surface finish requirements.” Regarding those requirements, he notes that a typical steel die surface has a sub-micron roughness value when it comes off the machine. Finishing with the Flex-Hone improves that finish by a factor of eight.

Changing course Encouraged by the success of the steel die finishing solution, the company decided to try the tool on its carbide dies. For this harder material, it opted for a brush with a diamond crystal grit. The results were similar to those achieved on the steel die – a finish that “looks like a mirror when we are done,” Taylor says. Today, RCBS employs a series of Flex-Hone brushes, all tailored to meet its die bore finishing requirements. Depending on the die, the company chooses from a selection of hone sizes and grit materials. For some

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Dies like these are used to recycle spent brass casings by replacing the primer, powder and bullet

Automating the die bore deburring process not only alleviated ergonomic problems, but also improved productivity and part quality

applications, it uses progressively finer grits to achieve the desired result. To automate die finishing, Taylor began by writing a very basic honing program for the CNC mill. Once he decided to go online with the process, he wrote a parametric program that requires operators to enter only four or five different parameters, such as bore length and ID. The CNC performs the necessary calculations and selects the appropriate Flex-Hone brush. Based on the operator’s input, the CNC also

The Flex-Hone consists of shaft with protruding nylon filaments that contain hundreds of abrasive grit globules. According to the manufacturer, the tool enables easy removal of even microscopic shards and fragments. The brush shown here features a diamond crystal grit

calculates the number of tools strokes, spindle rpm and other parameters. “The new automated process is a real game-changer. We realised efficiency gains of approximately 60 to 70 per cent compared to doing it by hand, and there was a substantial increase in quality. It is both better and faster, but the ergonomic improvement – the removal of the potential for operator discomfort and injury – alone would have been enough to justify the new process,” Taylor concludes.


Preview HITECH MANUFACTURING SHOW

Growth stays constant Mumbai

Following the initiation of free market principles in 1991, India began to develop a fast-paced economic growth. There was an upsurge of foreign investment and competition. These resulted in technological innovations and business growth in the country. Manufacturing and exports boomed. Tapping this potential of the gigantic Indian manufacturing segment is HiTech Manufacturing Show that will aid the industry sustain its growth spiral.

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here are very few moments that carry the magnitude to change the course of history. The opening up of the Indian economy in 1991 was one such defining moment. Globalisation not only shaped the entire Indian economy but also formed the silver lining for the industry in India. It helped encourage exports and increase productivity by employing comparative advantages that could be achieved through exposure to foreign competition, enhanced technical development and access to economies of scale. The positioning of domestic and foreign prices helped generate industrial efficiency, increase exports and reduce forced idleness of resources, abolishing monopoly profits & allowing optimum resource allocation in the economy. Globalisation has indeed helped India in many ways. Manufacturing is one of the industries that have benefited the most out of liberalisation. “Since 1991, the Indian economy opened up, witnessed inflow of the FDI in several sectors and less export-import regulations. These factors provided an access to international markets and contributed to the technological development in the country. The corresponding development of globalisation of the Indian manufacturing sector helped drive growth of several industry verticals like IT and hardware, telecommunication hardware, automobile, pharmaceutical,

biotechnology, infrastructure, electronic, electrical, textiles, etc,” says Sudhanva Jategaonkar, Associate Vice President – B2B Publishing, Infomedia 18, a Network 18 Group company.

Manufacturing backbone Today, the manufacturing industry forms the backbone of Indian economy. It has not only helped the overall productivity and employment, but has also played a vital role in strengthening several other sectors. The Indian manufacturing sector is successfully competing in the global marketplace and registering high growth year-on-year basis since the 1990s. “Today, the kind of innovations that the Indian manufacturing industry is witnessing was unimaginable around 20 years back. Almost, every day there is a new product, machine or service launched. The buyers are really spoilt for choice,” says Jategaonkar. HiTech Manufacturing Show, organised by Network 18, is one of the largest tradeshows in the country showcasing pioneering solutions in engineering and manufacturing. HiTech Material Handling Show and HiTech Automation are two concurrent shows under the umbrella fair. HiTech Manufacturing will help bring all players from these two major industry verticals under one comprehensive roof. This event will display the best in terms of cutting-edge technology and innovation that will help shape the future of the industry in India.

From plastics & packaging machines to IT and software, automation systems, instrumentation & controls, machine tools & accessories, hydraulics & pneumatics, electrical & electronics, material handling equipment storage systems, the entire industry will converge to showcase their innovations on this unique platform.

Envisioning the future The trade show is bound to have several product launches, live demonstration, dedicated zone/areas for various industries that will help those participating in the show on long term basis. “The manufacturing industry in India is bound to experience a revolution named HiTech. If the Indian manufacturing has evolved since 1991 to the stature of gigantic player in the world arena, HiTech Manufacturing Show intends to take the country to the position of a leader. It will not just help the exhibitors in terms of quality business visitors, but also enrich them with experience of a lifetime,” says Jategaonkar. With this show, the entire spectrum of manufacturing industry in India will be spectators to a plethora of exhilarating developments, which in turn will help several businesses grow beyond measure. HiTech Manufacturing show is all set to give shape to a robust manufacturing future for a country that has seen this industry grow from strength to strength, year-on-year since 1990s.

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ENGINEERING EXPO CHENNAI 2011

Tracking impending opportunities Chennai has emerged as a hot destination for investments from across the globe. Availability of educated manpower, robust infrastructure, accessibility via different modes of transport are some of the deciding factors that have made the city the destination for several companies from various industry verticals. Trade shows like Engineering Expo have proved to be platforms of growth for the industry to come together under one roof, and hence help induce the growth of trade & commerce in the region. Shibani Gharat

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amil Nadu has been successful in attracting massive investment since time immemorial. Today, it is one of the premier Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) destinations in India. The investors have capitalised on the strategic location of the capital city – Chennai – which today wears the crown of the undisputed leader, as far as industrial presence is concerned. The region remains unarguably the epicentre of investments. Today, it boasts of being a hub for several industry verticals. From IT to automotive, logistics & material handling to textiles & apparels, medicine to petrochemical, Chennai plays host to several industry domains.

Presence of industry bigwigs Several software companies like Accenture, Cognizant Technology Solutions, CSC, EDS, HCL, HP, IBM, Infosys, Satyam, Sun Microsystems, Symantec, TCS, Verizon, Wipro, US Technology Resources, etc have development centres in Chennai. The city has also surfaced as an electronic manufacturing hub with MNCs like Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, Cisco, Dell, Siemens, Sony-Ericsson, Flextronics and Foxconn setting up manufacturing units in the 250-acre Sriperumbudur electronics SEZ. Ericsson and Alcatel have R&D facilities in the region. Besides, R&D facility for Texas Instruments and semiconductor companies like SPEL and Tessolve are in the pipeline.

A large chunk of the Indian automotive industry is based in Chennai. Almost 30 per cent of India’s automobile industry and 35 per cent of its auto ancillary industry is based in & around this region. Further, several global automotive companies such as Ford, BMW, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, TVS, Ashok Leyland, Nissan-Renault, Caterpillar, Royal Enfield, TI Cycles, MRF, etc have manufacturing plants in the same area. Various petrochemical companies like Chennai Petro Chemicals Ltd (Manali Refinery), Manali Petrochemicals, Petro Araldite and other pharmaceuticals companies such as Orchid Pharmaceuticals are situated on the outskirts of Chennai. The presence of big names from the industry provides the local industry an opportunity to grow. Participating in an industry exhibition is the perfect way to showcase technology, exchange ideas, and meet & interact with customers as well as competitors. “Exhibitions provide an opportunity to interact with business buyers, understand their expectations and develop innovative technologies,” says S Sriram, National Sales Manager, Boge Compressed Air

Systems. Boge manufactures a range of oil-lubricated & oil-free screw and piston compressors. The company has participated in all the four cities of Engineering Expo. According to S Prabhakar, Marketing Representative, Bois Technologies, “This is the fourth time we are participating in Engineering Expo Chennai. In the previous years, the event has been a good experience and helped us generate a lot of leads.” Along with SMEs, Engineering Expo Chennai will see participation of some of the renowned names from the industry. Atlas Copco India, FEIN Power Tools, Tussor Machine Tools, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Pathak Machines International, Nilkamal Ltd, Emtex Machinery, Boge Compressors, Toshnitek, Sri Yantra Engineering, Rittal India, etc. and several other major manufacturing industry players will be participating in Engineering Expo Chennai.

Excellent connectivity Chennai is well-connected through major roads such as Oragadam Industrial Corridor Road, East Coast

A large chunk of the Indian automotive industry is based in Chennai. The presence of big names from the industry at the Expo provides the local industry an opportunity to grow.


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Engineering Expo organized by Infomedia18 is one of the engineering industry’s biggest events in country. The 2009-10 edition of Engineering Expo saw business transactions worth over Rs. 150 crores. Launched in Ahmedabad in the year 2002, the event today boasts of a fabulous visitor turnout. The Expo is a preferred destination for SME’s and manufacturing & engineering companies to transact, network, tie-up and exchange ideas for the growth of the industry.

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Chennai | 11-13 Mar, 2011 Engineering Expo, organised by Infomedia 18 Ltd, is one of the biggest events in the country dedicated to the engineering industry. The 2009-10 edition witnessed business transactions worth over ` 150 crore. Launched in Ahmedabad in 2002, the event today boasts of a huge visitor turnout. The Expo is a preferred destination for SMEs and manufacturing & engineering companies to transact, network, tie-up and exchange ideas for the growth the industry. The Engineering Expo 2010-11 is scheduled to take place in four cities, after taking off at Pune in November 2010, and proceeding to Ahmedabad, Indore & Chennai in the subsequent months.

Road, NH-44, NH-45, a major seaport, railway station and also has an international airport. The road & rail network provides great connectivity to major cities like Bengaluru & Mumbai and several other major western & northern cities. Waterways connect Chennai with many countries in Asia and beyond. This has also led to several Indian logistics players such as DHL, Realtime Logistics, Shri Kailash Logistics to set up their respective logistics hubs in this region. “There are several regions in India that have grown into major industrial hubs owing to massive investments from domestic as well as international players. But Chennai has an advantage over other regions. It owes its strategic advantage to an established infrastructure and excellent multi-modal connectivity, a huge manufacturing presence, demand base and supplier presence,” avers Sudhanva Jategaonkar, Associate Vice President – B2B Publishing, Infomedia 18, a Network 18 Group company, and the organiser of Engineering Expo Chennai.

Considered to be one of the most preferred platforms to grow business by the 1,000+ companies that participated in Engineering Expo in the previous editions, this year’s Expo promises more business than ever before.

Adequate government support The Government of Tamil Nadu has been promoting industrial growth through various initiatives to make the state a hub for manufacturing. Currently, the state ranks third in terms of development of SEZs in the country. The various places where SEZs are being set up in Tamil Nadu are Hosur, Tuticorin, Ennore, Tirunelveli and Vandalur. The government has realised that the future investments will be centred around the emerging industrial centres. “SEZ helps in economic and industrial development of the state. It also helps in bringing investments and creating employment & business opportunities for the locals. The government is making efforts in the right direction to help the industry to prosper,” states Jategaonkar. The two leading agencies of the state – the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) and the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu (SIPCOT) – that help sustain industrial growth of the state are now looking at the need to support industrial growth with the formation of planned urban infrastructure.

India’s largest show on engineering & manufacturing Engineering Expo is one of India’s largest SME gatherings. Every year, it boasts of profuse industry participation from various verticals, some of which include machine tools & accessories, process machinery & equipment, material handling equipment, hydraulics & pneumatics, automation & instrumentation,

electrical & electronics, IT products & services, light & medium engineering, safety & security, packaging machinery, etc. Considered to be one of the most preferred platforms to grow business by the 1,000+ companies that participated in Engineering Expo in the previous editions, this year’s Expo promises more business than ever before. Showcasing some of the pioneering engineering solutions and technologies for the visitors, Engineering Expo Chennai has participation from a variety of industry verticals. “Initiatives like Engineering Expo in the past have proved to be principal platforms for this thriving industry to grow beyond measure. Exhibition and trade shows have been utilised as an effective medium to generate business leads, and launch new products & services. Engineering Expo has helped several SMEs in this region to spread awareness about their businesses,” says Jategaonkar. The investment pipeline for Chennai is indeed robust, and many prospective investors are eyeing the region closely. Platforms such as Engineering Expo help foster trade and commerce in the region. Engineering Expo is an ideal medium through which several businesses can reach out and spread awareness to these prospective investors about their products. Indeed, the Expo proves to be a perfect combination of a vast range of exhibitors, spacious venue, stateof-the-art amenities and humungous visitor turnout – the most crucial factor for any exhibitor.


MUMBAI Maharashtra September 2011, Bombay Exhibition Centre

Events - National Concurrent Shows

CHENNAI Tamil Nadu Mar 11-13, 2011 Chennai Trade Centre

India’s premier industrial trade fair on products and technologies related to Machine Tools, Hydraulics & Pneumactics, Process Machinery & Equipment, Automation Instrumentation, Packaging & Auxiliaries, IT Products, Electrical & Electronics, Material Handling and Safety Equipment.

For details Infomedia 18 Ltd, Ruby House, 1st Floor, J K Sawant Marg, Dadar (W), Mumbai 400 028. Tel: 022 3003 4651 Fax: 022 3003 4499 • Email: engexpo@infomedia18.in

SME India Outlook 2011 The event will showcase IT and automation solutions, especially for the SME sector; February 10, 2011; at Hotel Novotel, Mumbai For details contact: INK Business Media Pvt Ltd 2nd floor, C Wing Tex Centre Premises, HDFC Compound Chandivali, Andheri (E), Mumbai Tel: 022 4208 1777 Fax: 022 4208 1709 Email: info@inkbusinessmedia.com

Indian minerals, metals and materials market, it will serve as an ideal B2B platform for industries; February 11-14, 2011, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi For details contact: ITEI (International Trade & Exhibition India Pvt Ltd), 1106-1107, 11th Floor, Kailash Building, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi Tel: 011 4082 8282 Email: tulika.sen@eme-india.com Web: www.mmmm-expo.com

One of the largest advanced design and manufacturing events in India featuring Machine Tools, Hydraulics & Pneumactics, Process Machinery & Equipment, Automation & Instrumentation, Packaging & Auxiliaries, IT Products, Electrical & Electronics, Material Handling and Safety Equipment.

For details Infomedia 18 Ltd, Ruby House, 1st Floor, J K Sawant Marg, Dadar (W), Mumbai 400 028. Tel: 022 3003 4650 Fax: 022 3003 4499 Email: hitech@infomedia18.in

For details contact: Inter Ads - Brooks Exhibitions (India) Pvt Ltd Plot No 859, Phase-V, Udyog Vihar Gurgaon, Haryana Tel: 0124 475 1600 Fax: 0124 475 1601 Email: blech.india@iabex.com Web: www.blechindia.com/english

AutomationExpo 2011 The event will highlight automation in industrial process, factory & building, systems and solutions; April 21-23, 2011; Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai

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The 19 international engineering and technology fair will highlight stainless steel, welding, manufacturing, ecoproducts, auto parts, solid waste management, water purification systems, etc; February 10-12, 2011; at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi For details contact: Confederation of Indian Industry Plot No 249F, Sector 18 Udyog Vihar - Phase IV Gurgaon, Haryana Tel: 0124 4014060 - 67 Fax: 0124 4014080 & 4014057 Email: roy.jacob@cii.in

MMMM - MINERALS, METALS, METALLURGY & MATERIALS 2011 One of the most significant events in the

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International exhibition for industries including dies & moulds, press tools and machine tools; April 7-10, 2011; at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai For details contact: Tool & Gauge Manufacturers Association of India (TAGMA) A-33, NandJyot Industrial Estate Safed Pool, A K Road, Mumbai Tel: 022 2852 6876, 2850 8976 Fax: 022 2850 3273 Email: mumbai@tagmaindia.org Web: www.tagmaindia.org

For details contact: Intel Trade Fairs & Expositions Pvt Ltd 113, New Sonal Link Industrial Estate Building No 2, Link Road Malad (W), Mumbai Tel: 022 28803977 Fax: 022 28819008 Email: intelexpo@vsnl.net

Automotive Engineering Show International exhibition on technologies for automotive manufacturing; June 10-12, 2011, at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai For details contact:

BLECH India 2011 The event will be focussing on industrial technology, sheetmetal working, handling, cutting, forming, automation and robotics; April 14-17, 2011; at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai

Focussed Event Management Pvt Ltd Plot No. F/11 & F/12, Camlin Fine,WICEL, Andheri (E), Mumbai Tel: 022 3201 9137 Email: sales@focussedevents.com Web: www.focussedevents.com


Events - International Pacific Design & Manufacturing The 13th annual trade show will showcase custom moulding, custom CNC metals processing CAD/CAM & rapid prototyping; February 08-10, 2011; at Anaheim Convention Centre, Anaheim CA For details contact: Canon Communications LLC 11444 W Olympic Blvd Los Angeles CA 90064, US Tel: +310 445 4200 Fax: +310 445 4299 Email: pdminfo@cancom.com Web: www.ubmcanon.com

TIMTOS 2011 The 15th TIMTOS will be focussing on the latest developments in machine tools and technologies; March 01-06, 2011; at Taipei World Trade Centre, Taiwan For details contact: Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) 5-7 Fl, 333 Keelung road, Section 1 Taiwan ROC Tel: +886 2 2725 5200 Fax: +886 2 2757 6245 Email: timtos@taitra.org.tw Web: www.timtos.com

BLECH Russia The event, an ideal platform for decision makers and business partners within the sheetmetal industry in Russia, will focus on sheetmetal machinery, tools and service; March 15-17, 2011; at Pavilion 7 of Lenexpo Vasilievsky Island, St Petersburg, Russia For details contact: Mack Brooks Exhibitions Romeland House Romeland Hill St Albans, UK

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Tel: +44 1727 814 400 Fax: +44 1727 814 501 Email: info@blechrussia.com Web: www.blechrussia.com

Phone: 3 3433 3730 Fax: 03 3433 7505 Email: jmsa@nikkin.or.jp Web: www.nikkin.or.jp

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SHEETMETAL ASIA 2011

The event will focus on the technology and quality required to machine parts and components in metals and composites; March 23-26, 2011; at Singapore Expo, Singapore

The 15th international exhibition will showcase the latest developments in sheetmetal fabrication technology and machinery; May 12-15, 2011; at Bangkok International Trade Exhibition and Convention Centre (BITEC), Thailand

For details contact: Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd 1 Jalan Kilang Timor 09-02 Pacific Tech Centre Singapore Tel: +65 6233 6638 Fax: +65 6233 6633 Email: mta@sesallworld.com Web: www.mta-asia.com

For details contact: UBM Asia (Thailand) Co Ltd 503/23 KSl Tower, Sri Ayuthaya Road Thanon Phayathai, Rajathewee Bangkok, Thailand Tel: +6600 2642 06911 Fax: +660 2642 6919-20 Email: info@sheetmetal-asia.com Web: www.sheetmetal-asia.com

MATERIALS HANDLING 2011 International event on material handling equipment; March 30-31, 2011; Birmingham, UK For details contact: easyFairs UK Ltd 3rd Floor, Regal House 70 London Road Twickenham, UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 86 22 44 11 Fax: +44 (0) 20 86 22 4412 Email: uk@easyfairs.com Web: www.easyfairs.com

Blechexpo International trade fair for sheetmetal processing, June 06-09, 2011, Stuttgart, Germany For details contact: P E Schall GmbH & Co KG Messeunternehmen Gustav-Werner-StraĂ&#x;e 6 D-72636 Frickenhausen Tel: +49 7025 92060 Fax: +49 7025 9206620 Email: info@schall-messen.de Web: www.blechexpo-messe.de

JAPAN METAL STAMPING TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION 2011 The exhibition will highlight the latest technologies in metal stamping, press forming machines, forging press machines and accessories & tools for forming machines; April 20-23, 2011; at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan For details contact: Japan Metal Stamping Association Shiba-koen 3-5-8 Kikai Shinko Kaikan 212 Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

The information published in this section is as per the details furnished by the respective organisers. In any case, it does not represent the views of


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ENGINEERING EXPO INDORE 2011

Echoing success Setting an inspirational benchmark for itself, the recently held third edition of Engineering Expo Indore surpassed its previous records. The event marked the presence of more than 270 exhibitors and generated business worth ` 65.24 crore. In the backdrop of rapid industrial growth in Madhya Pradesh (MP), the Expo played a catalytic role in providing further boost to the manufacturing fraternity in and around the region. Prasenjit Chakraborty

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he business dynamics of every economy & market keeps evolving continuously as large number of manufacturers enter the market, thereby enhancing competition and raising the standards. The intense competitive environment calls for a networking platform that not only connnects the buyer and seller but also seals envious business deals. In such a scenario, a trade fair should offer all promotional benefits that a manufacturer looks forward to. In this direction, the third edition of Engineering Expo Indore, held from January 07-10, 2011, at Poddar Plaza, Gandhi Hall, delivered the promised prospects. It

proved to be one of the most successful shows held in Indore in recent times. Besides being extremely effective, the Expo provided participants a cost-effective means to promote their products on a wider platform to serious set of buyers.

Abundant opportunities Engineering Expo Indore 2011 witnessed participation from over 270 exhibitors, including some of the leading engineering companies such as Siemens, Havells, S&T Engineers, Atlas Copco (India), Guhring India, Kirloskar Oil Engines, Nilkamal, Godrej & Boyce, etc. The exhibitors used this platform to fruitfully

showcase their latest product offerings to esteemed customers and visitors present at the event. The inauguration ceremony was attended by a galaxy of industry leaders like Ashok Jaiswal, President, Association of Industries, MP; Gautam Kothari, President, Pithampur Audhyogik Sangathan; Omprakash Gupta, President, Madhya Pradesh Electric Merchants and Contractors Association, and many other dignitaries across industries. Addressing the gathering, Jaiswal said, “With the proactive support of the State Government, MP, is taking rapid strides on the industrial front. In this scenario, the exhibition provided a much needed

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One of the major highlights of this Expo included the visit of Kailash Vijayvargiya, Minister of Industries, Government of Madhya Pradesh. He took keen interest in the exhibition and visited different pavilions. Commenting on the Expo, the minister said, “Engineering Expo is an excellent platform for the industry. It has an important role in uplifting the industrial scenario of MP.” He further added, “The Expo met several requirements of new entrepreneurs by providing them a chance to interact with a plethora of new companies, and learn about different products & technologies showcased at the event. It is a good platform for facilitating growth in the manufacturing sector of MP.” The minister was accompanied by dignitaries from the government as well as several industry associations.


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Guest of honour Omprakash Gupta, President, Madhya Pradesh Electric Merchants and Contractors Association (second from left); Gautam Kothari, President, Pithampur Audhyogik Sangathan, and Ashok Jaiswal, President, Association of Industries, Madhya Pradesh lighting the traditional lamp during the inaugural function of Engineering Expo Indore

momentum to accelerate the growth prospects of the industries.” He further added, “The products displayed at the Expo will enable manufacturers to upgrade their existing technology. I hope the organisers will continue their zeal in the years to come. The Expo is beneficial for both manufacturing fraternity, visitors as well as the industrial segments of Madhya Pradesh.” Echoing similar sentiments, Kothari stated, “The exhibition is the manifestation of MPs growth in the engineering segment. The participation of reputed brands across categories clearly narrates the success of Engineering Expo Indore. It also spells the bright future of industrial growth in the State.” He further pointed out, “The technology displayed at Indore Expo will help manufacturers reduce production cost. It also acts as a platform for educating industries located in this region.”

Highlighting the investment scenario in the state, Kothari informed that Pithampur area, known as the automobile hub, has been on an expansion spree. Hence, there is a continous surge of investments being witnessed in this region. Putting things into perspective, Kothari concluded that the Engineering Expo is best placed to provide further momentum to this growth. Meanwhile, Gupta lauded the organisers for segmentation of pavilions, which helped the visitors in finding the right products in less time.

Generating crucial leads In the backdrop of the state’s rapid industrial growth, Engineering Expo emerged as an ideal platform for companies to showcase the latest products. Atanu Sengupta, Area Manager – Power Tool Division, Bosch, said, “The atmosphere here was quite professional.

Irrespective of whether the exhibitors were big or small, they professionally managed their stalls. It clearly indicates that they highly value this exhibition and consider it a serious platform for enhancing their business.” Seconding the view, Ajay Jain, Sales Engineer – Madhya Pradesh, BIPICO Industries (Tools), said, “After the Engineering Expo Indore 2010 edition, the business of our company grew by 10-15 per cent in the MP.” The Expo served myriad purposes for exhibitors; some utilised this platform to launch new products, others attempted to garner new information about companies. Finolex Cables is a case in point. “Many do not know that Finolex also manufactures a complete range of switches and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). During the event, our major focus was on switches and CFLs, so that people become aware of these products. Engineering Expo serves as the right place for deciphering the information,” explained Gopal Halwasiya, Engineer Sales, Finolex Cables. The participants, exhibitors and visitors alike, believed that the rapid pace of industrial growth, coupled with emerging sectors like cement, power, etc, in MP is all set to add to the grandeur and significance of Engineerin Expo Indore in time to come.

Opportunities calling... With proactive support from the State Government, the industrial scenario in MP is rapidly changing. A closer look reveals that soya, chemical and food machinery segments are flourishing in western MP, while automobile and other engineering sectors are at the forefront in eastern Madhya Pradesh, especially Indore & its surrounding areas. However, there are ample growth opportunities in other sectors as well, as the state has natural wealth in the form of limestone, coal, soya, cotton, bauxite, iron ore, silica, etc. Therefore, the state has a strong industrial base in sectors like textile, cement, steel, soya Third edition of Enginee ring Expo processing, etc. “The State Government is Indore attr acted 19,7 32 visitors attracting investments by organising summits and offering tax benefits to entrepreneurs who plan to invest in the state,” stated Ashok Jaiswal, President, Association of Industries, MP. The positivity incidentally is also indicative of the fact that in future, Engineering Expo Indore will play a greater role in boosting the industrial growth of the region. February 2011 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS 117


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Total number of visitors: 19,732 Exhibitors’ experience

The launch pad

Rahul Yadav, Assistant Manager – Sales, Rittal India I was amazed by the number of visitors and enquiries received on the first day itself. Being an MNC, we generally take part in exhibitions organised in metro cities. We are participating in Engineering Expo Indore for the first time. And I must say, on a regional level, we never thought of receiving such a wonderful response. Through this exhibition, we got an opportunity to meet SME customers in and around Indore.

Ashish Sinha, Assistant GM, Godrej Material Handling, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co Indore is the commercial capital of MP, with a number of industries coming up in Pithampur, Dewas, etc. The industry is growing and this is the right platform to display our products. At the Expo, we have received quality enquiries from the visitors. We have also launched upgraded models of forklift trucks at this exhibition.

Ajay Mehta, MD, Arihant Bearing Services Due to several constraints, small entrepreneurs cannot reach every customer. The Expo provided the perfect platform for customers to meet entrepreneurs and vice-versa. Rajesh Godse, Director, Reliable Terrestrials We always believed that this exhibition is a good platform for launching new products. We have more scope when a unit expands. If rapid growth of industries is any indication, the exhibition will grow manifold from its present status. We are satisfied with the kind of arrangement and the response generated here. Sunil Mahajan, Area Sales Manager – MP, Black & Decker India Engineering Expo is a good platform to participate. The plus point of the exhibition was the opportunity offered to meet entrepreneurs from neighbouring states, who participated at the event.

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Yogesh Bagora, Assistant Manager – Sales & Marketing, Nilkamal We have a complete range of material handling and storage systems. We launched steel dustbin in MP at this exhibition. This is the only exhibition in the state where one can exhibit engineering products. Rajesh Joshi, Assistant GM, Havells India Engineering Expo is the best platform for reaching target audience in Indore and surrounding areas. Recently, we have introduced (in India) geysers that are protected with earth leakage circuit breaker, which were displayed for the first time in MP through this Expo. The response was fantastic. Sulabh Muchhal, Director, A-One Electrical Agencies This year, the response is much better than the last edition. Overwhelmed by the response we received last year, we booked the entire row in a pavilion. At the Expo, we launched HT Solutions product.

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Total number of exhibitors: 270+

Total business generated: ` 65.24 crore

Elated first timers

Visitors’ views

Raj Kumar Jain, Branch Manager, Legrand (India) The exhibition has proved to be beneficial for one and all present here. Most importantly, only serious participants were present, which brightened the business prospects. At our stall, we displayed three new products. We consider this as the right platform to introduce our products to the target audience.

Mushtak Ali, Vice President, Wire & Wire Products Association, Indore I regularly visit exhibitions in Delhi and Mumbai, and I feel that the standard of Engineering Expo Indore is high. If the same standard is maintained, then we need not have to explore avenues outside the region to seek new types of machines.

Manoj Pugaliya, Director, Kan Power Rubber Industries The exhibition is much better than what I had expected. The enquiries are from across industry segments, which will facilitate the growth of our business.

Yogesh Mantri, Managing Director, AGECO The exhibition was much better than what I expected. The display range was vast, which covered almost the entire gamut of the industry. This exhibition provided the latest information about new products and technology, thereby it generated huge interest from exhibitors and visitors alike.

Rajul Gandhi, Director, Seion Watertech Though I was a bit apprehensive on the first day, Engineering Expo Indore turned out to be a fantastic exhibition overall. I must say, we were at the right place to enhance our business prospects. MB Unjhawala, Managing Director, MGMT Tools & Hardware This is the first exhibition we have participated in, since we started manufacturing six months back. I firmly believe that the automobile sector will drive the growth of the industrial scenario in MP. The exhibition will help us to penetrate the market. We displayed tool cabinets and trolleys, which are mainly used in the automobile industry.

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Kumar M Desai, Director, Omega Elevators I have come all the way from Ahmedabad to seek some electronic automation products and machine tools. The trade fair covered the entire range of engineering products. Regional players will benefit tremendously from this exhibition. Manish Kumar Jain, Business Manager, Tata Steel Manufacturers, be it small-scale or large-scale, have displayed their products, thus offering a number of options to select from. We were looking for some galvanised products, which we managed to source from the Expo.

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Book Shelf Author: Ivana Suchy Price: ` 4,471

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Product Update This section gives information about the national and international products available in the market

Universal grinder machine

Geared-head light-duty lathe machine

Hitesh Engineering Works offers heavy-duty 300 mm universal grinder machine for high precision grinding of gauges, dies and punches for toolroom application with an accuracy on diameter 0.002 micron. The one-piece machine body is made from closed grain casting. Maximum grinding length can be 300 mm and height of centre 130 mm. The table has flat on one side and V on the other side. These are turcite B linear material-coated, precision hand scrapped to match corresponding surface of the guideways, and has centrally motorised lubrication unit. The grinding wheel spindle is made from EN-24 material case hardened & super-finished, and runs in the white metal bush for smooth running of grinding wheel. Important specifications include: grinding wheel size 300 x 25 x 127 mm, grinding wheel head swivelled 45o, movement through rack & pinion, and work-head spindle having angular contact bearing. The company also manufactures 450 mm, 600 mm, 800 mm, and 1,000 mm grinding machines.

Vinit Engineering Works offers geared-head light-duty lathe machine series VGL. Height of centre is 165 mm, while length of bed ranges up to 1,820 mm and admit between centres up to 1,135 mm. Main spindle hollow is 38 mm while main spindle nose A2-4 or threaded type. Dynamically balanced spindle enables the spindle run at vibrationfree motion at 1,200 rpm. All gears are made of 20MN CR5 material and fully induction hardened & teeth grinding. The bed is made from graded cast iron and flam hardened up to 400 BHN diametral. Also offered are face plate, carrier plate, steady rest, follow rest, motorised coolant pump with tank & fittings, rear tool post, and quick change tool post. The machine is maintenance-free and easy to use. The parts of the machine are interchangeable. Vinit Engineering Works Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-231 1734, Fax: 0281-231 2091 Email: vinit@balajilathe.com

Hitesh Engineering Works Wadhwancity - Gujarat Tel: 02752-241 926, Fax: 02752-241 036 Email: info@pitrodagrinder.com

Pneumatic impact wrench Chicago Pneumatic offers CP7749 ½-inch pneumatic impact wrench to feature side-to-side (S2S®) forward/reverse functionality. This wrench is well-balanced, lightweight at only 1.98 kg (4.37 pounds), and packs a punch with 980 Nm (725 ft lbs) of torque. This is a tool that reduces the strain on wrist and forearm common with the use of typical impact wrenches when changing direction of rotation. The exclusive S2S technology allows user to effortlessly change between forward and reverse with one hand in any position. The three-position power regulator in forward provides control and helps to prevent over-tightening, while full power remains constant in reverse to ensure technicians have maximum power to remove fasteners without changing the setting in the forward position. The CP7749 is also available with a two-inch anvil (CP7749-2) for tyre removal applications when accessibility is an issue or the use of ‘flip’ sockets. In continuation to S2S series, Chicago Pneumatic plans to launch more variants in 3/8”, ½”, ¾” and 1” square drive categories.

Tungsten carbide rod blanks Robin Precision Products offers a comprehensive range of quality tungsten carbide rod blanks in ground and unground form available in both metric and inch sizes with diameters ranging from Ø3 to Ø25 mm (Ø1/8”-Ø 1”). These blanks are highly precision ground and polished to h6/h7 tolerance. Intermediate sizes are also available as per requirement. The BLOOD brand tungsten carbide precisely ground rods are widely used for plug/pin gauges, carbide punches, precision V-blocks, jigs etc. Cobalt composition in the tungsten carbide material tends to oxidise in the atmospheric air, which results into leeching. This is specially being taken care of in the BLOOD rods. Robin Precision Products Pvt Ltd Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-237 1722, Fax: 0281-238 8431 Email: info@bloodtools.com

Bushes and brass bearings Saurashtra Industries offers various kinds of bushings, brass bearings and nonferrous metal components from brass, gunmetal, leaded bronze, leaded tin bronze, tin bronze, phosphor bronze, aluminium bronze, barium bronze and aluminium for use in diesel and marine engines various types of pumps, electric motors, tractors, earthmoving & mining machinery, air & gas compressors, industrial machinery and auto industry.

Chicago Pneumatic

Saurashtra Industries

Thane - Maharashtra Tel: 022-3998 2731, Fax: 022-3998 2725 Email: ashish.malhotra@cp.com

Rajkot - Gujarat Telefax: 0281-236 1943 Email: info@saurashtrabrass.com

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Product Update Hydraulic cylindrical grinding machine Devco Industries offers model UC-600 universal hydraulic cylindrical grinder machines in eight models. Castings are close grained and well ribbed, minimise vibration and distortion; wheel-head spindle runs in bush bearings; workhead spindle runs in taper roller bearing; tail stock, wheel-head and work-head spindle are heat-treated to achieve dimensional stability; and performance roundness <0.005 mm. Optional accessories: mechanical/hydraulic/selffeeding/internal grinding attachment, two-point steady rest, three-point steady rest, wheel balancing stand, balancing arbor & wheel flange, rapid approach; and mini grinder (smallest grinder). Specifications of model UC-150 include: distance between centre 160 mm, height of centre 102 mm, swivelling angle Âą9Âş, traverse speed 140-260-370-700 mm/min, in-feed of hand wheel 0.01 division. Grinding wheel size (D x W x B) 250 x 25 x 76.2 mm. Grinding wheel speed 2,300 rpm, work-head spindle speed 90-210-360 rpm (three range), and spindle in taper MT-3. Devco Industries Wadhwancity - Gujarat Tel: 02752-243 997, Fax: 02752-240 926 Email: devco1980@yahoo.com

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Product Update Centreless grinders Hi-Life Machine Tools offers centreless grinders, which are used for through-feed grinding of various metallic and non-metallic cylindrical parts and plunge grinding of profile jobs with high accuracy. These grinders are available in different models with 4 and 6 inch (heavy duty) wheel width suitable for grinding workpieces of diameter 0.7 to 125 mm. The bed is made of close-grained graded cast iron casting, which is adequately ribbed. The grinding wheel spindle runs in oil-immersed white metal bush bearings. The regulating wheel spindle runs in precision antifriction bearings. The DC drive of regulating wheel is provided for infinitely variable speed and the hardened and ground feed screw with micro feed is provided for high repetitive accuracy. These grinders are equipped with separate hydraulic dressing units, centralised lubrication system, etc. Hi-Life Machine Tools (P) Ltd Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2282 1615, Fax: 079-2282 2800 Email: info@hilifegroup.com

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Product Update Hydraulic guillotine shearing machine Weldor Engineering offers hydraulic guillotine shearing machine variable rake angle type. These are useful to stainless steel users like SS manufactures, SS architectural hardware manufacturer, SS laboratory equipment & laboratory furniture manufacture, etc. Machine with variable rake angle are available from 6 mm to 16 mm (SS) having length from 1,525 mm to 8,000 mm. The machines have been designed and developed through structural analysis technique. Main concept of this machine is accurate and distortion-free shearing of costly metals like SS, copper, brass etc at desired angle. The features, like; frame, rake angle (variable), stroke adjustment rod with limit switch, roller guides, hydraulic power pack, cylinders, hydraulic hold down, blade clearance arrangement, back gauge, etc, are so designed that it has proved to be very successful in operation with smooth running. Other products are mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic press brake, guillotine shearing machine, power press and trimming & blanking press, double action deep drawing hydraulic press & nibbling machine. Weldor Engineering Pvt Ltd Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-236 0242, Fax: 0281-236 0466 Email: weldor@weldor.com

Geared-head heavy-duty lathe machine Vinit Engineering Works offers geared-head extra heavy-duty lathe machine series VGH. Height of centre can be 267 mm, length of bed up to 6,095 mm, admit between centres up to 5,000 mm, main spindle hollow is 80 mm, main spindle nose is A2-8 type. Dynamically balanced spindle enable the spindle run at vibration free motion at 1200 rpm. Spindles carry the 5 T job weight. All gears are made of 20MN CR5 material and fully inductionhardened and teeth grinding. At the Norton gearbox is able to cut any of metric, modules and pitch (DP). The bed is made from graded cast iron and flame-hardened up to 400 BHN diametral. Also offered are face plate, carrier plate, steady rest, follow rest, motorised coolant pump with tank and fittings, rear tool post, quick change tool post. The machine is maintenance-free and easy to use. The parts of the machine are interchangeable. Vinit Engineering Works Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-231 1734, Fax: 0281-231 2091 Email: vinit@balajilathe.com

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Product Update Precision drilling machine Indian Engg Corp offers Supreme ITCO brand precision drilling machine having capacity 20 mm in steel and 22 mm in brass, silver and cast iron. The machine is available in simple and geared models. Spindle is made from alloy steel, hardened & ground and is supported in alloy steel quill carrying two taper roller bearings. The spindle is foursplined which drives through broached sleeve made of alloy steel. Additional four speeds are obtained from gear set. All moving parts are ground finished. The accuracy of the spindle is 20 microns and working table accuracy is 30-35 micron. The machine is suitable for tapping, reaming, boring and spot facing operations. Accuracy of the machine confirms to IS-2425. The machine is designed with latest technology and easy operating system. This machine is suited for auto parts, tool room and production workshop. Also available are a complete range of drilling and tapping machines. Indian Engg Corp Ludhiana - Punjab Telefax: 0181-229 9789 Email: itcodrill@gmail.com

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Product Update One way clutches NMT Group offers clutches having no driving contact between inner and outer ring in one direction of rotation. There is driving contact between inner and outer ring in the other direction of rotation, which transmit torque. Three types of freewheels are available, sprag (standard, indexing and centrifugal lift off), roller, and cam-roller combined, with bore diameter 12 to 150 mm. For mounting, clutches are provided with tapped holes on face, with flanged outer diameter with clear holes, with lever arm or key slot on face/outer diameter. There is indexing/feeding to convert motion either from a continuously rotating shaft on intermittent basis or vice versa. The inner ring can rotate faster than the outer ring in same direction of rotation of input and if input is stopped, inner ring continues to rotate at input speed and vice versa. Applications are in almost all industries viz, general drives, hoisting and conveying devices/inclined conveyors, leather, packaging, paper & printing, rubber & plastic, textile, wire processing, fishing net machinery, etc. NMT Group Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2282 1527, Fax: 079-2282 0214 Email: nmtg@nmtgindia.com

Shot blasting machine MEC Shot Blasting Equipments offers a wide range of door mounted 30â&#x20AC;?-120â&#x20AC;? diameter swing tables type shot blasting machines. These machines come in light weight capacity of 500 kg to heavy weight capacity of 4,500 kg, weight components, which are the conventional, most economical low powered and commonly used machines by a small, medium and large scale foundries, heavy machinery as well as various types of industries. To suit the requirement, different models are available with various accessories like second door for additional productivity, either manganese or rubber linings on tables, doors and cabinet walls and either gravity type for low dust load or rotary screen-type for screening of high sand & rust content dust generated along with fabric and pleated type bags dust collectors, which are operated by either mechanical shaker type or compressed air reverse pulse operated bags cleaning. MEC Shot Blasting Equipments Pvt Ltd Jodhpur - Rajasthan Tel: 0291-274 0609, Fax: 0291-274 2409 Email: mail@mecshot.com

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Product Update Power shearing machine Godson Bending Systems offers shearing machine, which are constructed sturdily and designed for accuracy and dependability by employment of the latest technology and experience. Side walls are designed from mild steel to take heavy loads. Bed and upper beam are fabricated from mild steel to withstand and absorb heavy loads designed specially to adjust the blade clearance as required. Pressure plate is fabricated from mild spring loaded. The machine comes with revolving key clutch, linked with the main gear engages every time when the foot pedal is pressed. Drive provided V-belts and all the journals are fitted in Gunmetal bearings. Brake is adjustable one incorporated on the end of the crankshaft. Back gauges in GSH-1-2-3-4 are screw drive whereas in GSL1-2-3-4 and GSL1-2-3, these are of rack & pinion type designed accurately and easily. Blades are generally four-edged and Grade-1 with single segment. Lubrication oil cups connected with various pipes rendering supply of oil are provided. Lubrication hand pump is provided in model GSH-1-2-3-4 and GSL-4. Godson Bending Systems Pvt Ltd Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-2361467, Fax: 0281-2361873 Email: godsonindia@hotmail.com

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Product Update Gear hobbing machines Premier offers PHC series of high-speed gear hobbing machines, developed for auto component manufacturers and the engineering industry. These machines are capable of cutting spur gears and helical gears of up to 5 mm module. Crown hobbing and taper gears are possible. It is suitable for shaft and ring type components. PHC series gear cutting machines are equipped with integral motors for hob head and table, with quick hob arbor clamping for better accuracy and productivity. These machines are also suitable for dry cutting. Standards features include: continuous path CNC for six axes, integral motors for hob head and table, spindle taper HSK A63, LM guideways, hob spindle integrated clamping device, fully enclosed splash guard, dialogue programme, coolant equipment, automatic hob head swivel, automatic hob shifting, hydraulic power clamping base for workpiece, magnetic chip conveyor, automatic safety retract, hydraulic oil cooling unit, and AC for CNC cabinet. Optional features are: configured for skive, hobbing with automatic stock divider, equipment for dry cutting, electrostatic oil mist collector, auto loader, hob arbor dia 22, 27 and 40 mm, and revolving centre in tail stock. Premier Ltd, Machine Tools Division Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020-6631 0000, Fax: 020-6631 0371 Email: mtdsales@premier.co.in

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Product Update Reflective photoelectric sensor Lubi Electronics offers Sunx EQ-34W dual output adjustable range of reflective photoelectric sensor. It is a special sensor for detecting two different levels or surface for up to 2 m sensing range. The sensor contains two individual outputs for two sensing distances - far (main) and near (sub). The detectability of the sensor is stable even if the lens is contaminated by dirt, dust, mist or smoke under an unclear environment. Housed in IP67 protection, it can be used in places splashed with water. The main benefit of the sensor is non-contact type detection of the object with two different level outputs, which is most suitable for packaging, pharma and food processing industries. Typical application includes detection of level (upper & lower) in hopper, etc. Lubi Electronics Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2220 5471, Fax: 079-2220 0660 Email: info@lubielectronics.com

Super-rigid press Kawa Press Systems offers super-rigid series power presses in the capacity rating of 10, 16, 25, 40, 63, 80, 100, 125, 200 and 250 tonne. The machine incorporates features of: variable speed drive, manual or motorised slide adjustment, pneumatic clutch, pneumatic counter balance, slide tool die holder, stroke counter, electropneumatic safety control, manual or automatic centralised lubrication systems, hydraulic overload safety device, pneumatic die cushion die lifters, hydraulic die clamping, etc. Applications include sheet metal components for automotive/furniture/electronic and wide range of consumer goods industries. Kawa Press Systems Pvt Ltd Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-246 1102, Fax: 0281-246 1665 Email: info@kawapresses.com

Cut-off machines Nippon Electrical Industries offers 355 mm cut off machines of Model BU-14. These powerful machines have 2,000 W dynamically balanced motor. These have large applications in cutting off, round bars, pipes, shaped steel tubing, conduct & channels, etc. BU-14 can be extensively used in any heavy-duty industrial construction. These machines are portable, continuous type and 100 per cent indigenous, so all the parts are locally available. Nippon Electrical Industries Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2282 2750, Fax: 079-2280 0119 Email: marketing@nipponpowertools.com

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Product Update Counter bore tools Shenoy Engineering offers specially designed counter bore tools. These are effective solution for making large diameter of spot face/counter bore tools, using the generally available, indexable, standard carbide inserts. Multiple, staggered cutting edges, displaced circumferentially in a specially designed counter bore tool can produce any large diameter of spot facing or counter bore. Parallel and step-free machined surface are ensured by parallel cutting edges, which has become possible by a highly skill-oriented pocket milling operation. Apart from the advantages of heavy material removal from the inserted carbide, the in-built chip breakers in the inserts facilitate faster chip evacuation. Use of forced coolant for chip evacuation from the deep counter bores retains the good finish on the counter bored surface. Chips can smoothly flow out through the well-designed, generous gashes on the tool shank. Multiple cutting edges of the counter bore/spot facing tool, together with guiding pilot, act as the balancing factors while performing heavy material removal, especially in deep counter bores. This factor, in turn, ensures good surface finish and accuracy, repeatedly. Shenoy Engineering Pvt Ltd Bengaluru - Karnataka Tel: 080-2836 1767, Fax: 080-2836 1725 Email: info@shenoyengineering.in

Linear dust collector Prem Brothers offers Power Master linear dust collectors. These dust collectors in compact size 600 x 600 mm x desired length are specially designed for under work table/ conveyor applications. These are space saving and are used for collection of dry ferrous dust generated from grinding process such as surface grinders, profile grinders, off hand grinders & belt grinders etc. Grinding/ cleaning/polishing done always in fine application, assembly line application is convenient and direct application can be proceed under the conveyor on worktable. Standard features include: low noise level, high filtering efficiency with cotton filtering sleeves (non-inflammable) and lower power consumption. Standard accessories can be: two suction inlet with connecting flexible pipe â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 100 mm ID. It has a 2-hp 3-phase 2,800-rpm motor and is fitted with a manual shaker CFM â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1,070. Dust collectors are available in a range of 0.5 to 3 hp for various applications. Prem Brothers New Delhi Tel: 011-2811 7456, Fax: 011-2811 7464 Email: powrmstr@vsnl.com

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Product Update Servo mechanical press Electropneumatics & Hydraulics offers 63T servo mechanical press. This has the slide driven by a high-torque AC servomotor with double link arrangement hence eliminating flywheel and clutch. Programmable slide stroke, die height, tonnage and speed make the press more flexible than conventional mechanical presses. The salient features are adjustable stroke and tonnage of the slide, Servo motor controlled in velocity and torque modes for speed and tonnage of the slide, stepless programming of the slide (speed, position, acceleration and deceleration), programmable strokes and slide velocities enable different slide motion profiles for various critical forming applications with higher part accuracy, power saving by regenerative braking during stroke deceleration, suitable for shallow draw operations, forming of difficult materials (HSS, titanium, magnesium) and complex parts. Electropneumatics & Hydraulics (India) Pvt Ltd Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 02135-667 500 Fax: 02135-667 502 Email: epchakan@electropneumatics.com

Precision tool holding collets Lexis Tooling Systems offers complete range of CNC tool holding collets such as ER collets, ER tap collets, internal/ external coolant delivery collets, internally cooled tap collets, ER clamping nuts and cylindrical chucks. Lexis also offers wide range of international standard collets such as RTX collets, Ortlieb collets, double angle collets, TG collets, and DF collets (interchangeable with universal acura-flex style collets) conforming to DIN standards. The company manufactures internal and external coolant delivery collets that are specially designed for coolant through machining applications. The coolant delivery collets enhance the performance of tool and machining process especially in automotive and aviation manufacturing. They can withstand the pressure up to 1,000 psi. Advantages of these collets include: high-performance products, high accuracy & versatility, multiple applications, wide clamping range, long life, and tool extension capabilities. Lexis Tooling Systems Pvt Ltd Coimbatore - Tamil Nadu Tel: 0422-261 0571 Email: sales@lexisindia.com

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Product Update CNC surface grinding machines Pinnacle Engineering Enterprise offers threeaxis CNC surface grinding machine, model 3X CNC 8040. This machine is designed and developed to cater all surface grinding applications using special accessories which include profile grinding and creep feed grinding jobs. Higher spindle motor power can be offered against requirements. This is a sturdy and rigid machine with all the castings adequately ribbed to withstand heavy grinding forces. All machine controls are through CNC controls. Other models can also be offered in PLC and CNC versions. Pinnacle Engineering Enterprise Surendranagar - Gujarat Tel: 02752-231 167, Fax: 02752-231 913 Email: mail@pinnaclegrinder.com

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International Products Press brakes LVD Company offers custom stand-alone and tandem press brake installations specifically designed and engineered for the forming requirement, including public lighting, shipbuilding, offshore drilling and heavy machinery applications. The PPEBH custom press brakes range in size from 640 to 3,000 tonne. Standard series PPEB configurable press brakes are available from 80 tonne, 1.5 m up to 640 tonne, 8.1 m. Servo controlled with state-of-the-art hydraulics and electronics, LVD’s custom standalone and tandem machines represent the most advanced forming technology, available as a turnkey system including press brake, CNC feeding - evacuation automation, and CNC forming tools. These press brakes are available with a number of configurable options, including heavy-duty material support devices, adjustable along the length of the press brake; automatic programmable bed crowning; increased opening between the ram and bed; additional ram stroke and throat depth, as well as the option to add LVD’s Easy-Form® Laser in process angle monitoring and correction system. All functions including part programming are controlled through LVD’s exclusive CADMAN®-Touch, a PC-based touch screen control system. LVD Company NV Gullegem - Belgium Tel: +32-56-430511, Fax: +32-56-432500 Email: marketing@lvd.be

Modular boring system Stanny Machine Tools Co offers B72 large diameter modular boring system. Its flexibility allows the system to easily adapt to process various more big sizes and depth of the hole of the diameter. The modular boring system is assembled with taper shank, plate, large diameter body, balance holder, cutting insert holder and reverse cutting insert holder. It comes in two models: one is adjustable twin cutter roughing and semi-finishing boring system with boring range from ø160 to ø490; and the other is finishing cutter fine boring system with boring range from ø150 to ø497. The company offers 3 length of the taper shank and 6 length of plate that it can assemble many ways. It can depend on customer need to choose the modular boring system. Stanny Machine Tools Co Ltd Taichung - Taiwan Tel: +886-4-2671 0805, Fax: +886-4-2671 0807 Email: stanny88@ms45.hinet.net

easier subsystems configuration. These are smart actuators integrating many functions in a single, compact and programmable motion control unit. These include low friction servo cylinder, with integral position and force transducers to allow accurate movements with no stick-slip phenomena coupled with high translation speeds. High-performance servo proportional valve equipped with onboard electronics ensures best hydraulic regulation and failsafe features. Integral digital driver and axis controller are designed for electro hydraulics motion control to improve performances. Digital servo actuators introduce a new automation architecture based on distributed intelligence and Fieldbus interfacing for direct integration into existing communication networks: CANopen or Profibus-DP. They are independent units with two basic operational modes. The slave control precisely performs in real-time the motion closed loop control, according to external analog or Fieldbus position reference signals. Motion cycle control carries out a pre-programmed position/time motion cycle with closed loop control. The machine’s electronic unit has just to provide digital commands (start/stop/switchover) to synchronise the servo actuator to the overall machine working cycle. Atos SpA Sesto Calende - Italy Tel: +39-0331-918306 Email: info@atos.com

Small deep-hole drill Mikron Tool SA Agno offers a new small deep-hole drill within the CrazyDrill product range, with cutting lengths of 15xd, 20xd and 30xd, starting from diameter 1 mm and 40xd, starting from diameter 2 mm. For this product, the company has developed a new cutting geometry to meet the particularly challenging conditions of deep hole drilling perfectly. The result is an ingeniously designed drill, which produces short chips with all steel alloys. Working with hole depths of 40xd this is an indispensable condition for a trouble-free evacuation of the chips. The drill is designed to reach the full depth without pecking in one single stroke. Thus allowing highest speeds and feeds. With the aid of through tool internal cooling the cutting conditions at the tip are perfect and a good tool life is guaranteed. Mikron Tool SA Agno

Digital servo actuators Atos offers new digital servo actuators, which provide electro-hydraulic solution to the imperative demand for

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Bioggio - Switzerland Tel: +41-91-610-6500, Fax: +41-91-610-6683 Email: mto@mikron.com


International Products Deep-hole drills Dormer Tools offers three new ranges of deep-hole drilling tools. These are capable of supporting one-hit drilling to depths up to 30xØ. Branded Elect APP™, the R572 (15xØ), R573 (20xØ) and R575 (30xØ) complement the existing R570 (8xØ) and R571 (12xØ) drills. All drills feature ACM™ (Advanced Chip Management) flute geometry that not only provides ample flute volume but also encourages the production of small, easily evacuated chips to minimise machine downtime. Dormer’s proprietary SuperFlow coating has been specifically developed to optimise the performance capabilities of the Elect APP™ drills for deep holes. Dormer’s patented double offset margin ensures that increased performance and tool life does not, however, come at the expense of quality. This unique feature provides greater stability to the drilling operation with subsequent reduction in chatter and improved hole-concentricity. The Elect APP™ drills for deep holes all provide exceptional levels of performance in a wide range of materials including steel, stainless steel, cast iron and aluminium. Dormer Tools Ltd Sheffield - UK Tel: +44-0114-293 3892 Email: simon.winstanley@dormertools.com

Five-axis machining centre Lang GmbH & Co KG offers the five-axis simultaneous machining centre – Milling Cube-MC 500. The advantage of this machine is the shorter production time of the workpieces. The result is a reduction of the number of converting processes, amount of manual rework is reduced, paired with a high machine availability. In addition to hard machining, this machine allows complete production of the workpiece, drilling and threading without the usage of other machines. The machine is equipped with a granite base, which is stress-free and offers much better thermal and vibration stability. This feature allows high precision with high-speed manufacturing. This compact machine has large working area and optimal chip removal. This is enabled by the horizontal arrangement of the milling spindle. Chip removal from the machine can be done by using a chip tray or a chip conveyor. The machine is equipped with sliding doors, which allow loading and unloading by crane or other devices from two sides. This machining centre allows workpieces with maximum dimension of 350 x 350 x 300 mm, and maximum load capacity of the table is 300 kg. Lang GmbH & Co KG Hüttenberg - Germany Tel: +49 (0) 6403/7009-0, Fax: +49 (0) 6403/7009-40 Email: info@lang.de

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International Products LED micrometer Adcole Corporation offers a low-cost LED micrometer for its model 1200 crankshaft gauge that validates parts have been rolled to the proper depth and stress-relieved. This LED micrometer sensor provides Âą3 mm accuracy, Âą1 mm repeatability and 0.25 mm resolution to validate that parts have been rolled to the proper depth. Capable of measuring fillet undercut depth (before and after rolling) at a 35o roll angle, journal straightness, and radial distance or journal shoulder to journal, this gauge creates chart reports depicting any problem areas. Providing 3X higher accuracy and resolution than a laser micrometer, this LED micrometer sensor is attached to the follower carriage and the Z-axis location is known by the standard gauge for start/stop measurement. Supplied standard on the model 1200 crankshaft gauge, it is also offered for retrofit. The model 1200 features a menu-driven sequence builder utility for developing measurements sequences for new crankshafts and camshafts. Adcole Corporation Massachusetts - USA Tel: +1-508-485-9100, Fax: +1-508-481-6142 Email: breece@adcole.com

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International Products Broaching machine Varinelli offers electromechanical drive table up broaching machine, RISH-M. This machine with satellite roller screws comes with continuously adjustable pull. Main ram and slides on profiled rails are by mean of linear re-circulating ball guides. Solid frame with thick walls guarantees an under-load running without vibrations. Electrical cabinet is installed on right side of machine, while push button panel installed on the machine front. Broach tools lifting and disengagement take place by mean of lifting slide whose function is also to keep tools in position while broaching. The machine is equipped with a loading shuttle table on which the workholding parts are installed. Varinelli Srl Milan - Italy Tel: +39-039-607317, Fax: +39-039-607312 Email: sales@varinelli.com

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Product Index Sr. No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56

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AC drives......................................................................... 55 Adaptors ......................................................................... 95 ADEA - Automotive Dealership Excellence Awards ....................................................126 Adjustable adaptors ................................................... 63 Aerosol multispray...................................................... 53 Air treatment...............................................................159 Airline fluids................................................................... 53 All-geared planning machine...............................138 Aluminium endmills .............................................10-11 Aluminium extrusion ...............................................137 Aluminium processing .............................................. 83 Angle encoders ...........................................................BIC Angle plates.................................................................132 Angular bevel gears .................................................130 Antivibration tools ...................................................... 12 APFC panels................................................................... 22 Appliance switches..................................................... 19 Assembly & high temperature greases............... 53 Automatic part transfer ............................................ 43 Automation..................................................................172 Automation equipment..........................................157 Automotive oils..........................................................151 Ball screws...................................................................... 26 Bandsaw machine....................................................... 76 Bearings........................................................................... 86 Bellows ..........................................................................134 Belt grinder..................................................................129 Bench grinding machines ......................................129 Bending machines ...................................................... 56 Billet shearing machines........................................... 16 Blades.............................................................................121 Blanking lines................................................................ 83 Boring machine.................................................. 76, 138 Box cubes .....................................................................132 Brine chillers................................................................129 Broaching machine...................................................156 BTA/ ejector drilling .................................................137 BTA/ejector counter boring ..................................137 Building automation ................................................172 Burrs............................................................................10-11 Bushes and brass bearings ....................................124 Cable carriers ................................................................ 86 Cable connectors......................................................... 86 Camworks....................................................................... 73 Carbide burrs ..........................................................10-11 Carbide endmill tools ................................................BC Carbide endmills........................................................173 Carbide indexable grooving solutions.............BGF Carbide rods.................................................................. 85 Carbide routhing endmills.................................10-11 Carbide tools.................................................10-11, 149 Castings................................................................ 132, FIC CED coating machines ............................................172 Centreless grinders...................................................129 Ceramic .........................................................................180 Cermet ...........................................................................180

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C-frame power press.................................................. 16 Chain oils ........................................................................ 53 Chains .............................................................................. 86 Chemlok coating machines...................................172 CI casting ............................................................138, 142 Clamping collets ........................................................125 Clamping tools ............................................................. bc Cleaners.........................................................................165 CNC ...................................................... 7, 15, 41, 66, 163 CNC controls ................................................................ 43 CNC cutting machines.............................................172 CNC equipment ........................................................... 21 CNC gear hobbing machines................................148 CNC guillotine shear .................................................. 24 CNC horizontal machining centres ...................... fic CNC hydraulic press brake....................................... 24 CNC laser cutting machine............................ 24, 172 CNC lathes..................................75, 99, 131, 133, 157 CNC machine ................................................................ 76 CNC machine probing............................................... 43 CNC machine simulation.......................................... 43 CNC machine solution..................................... 96, 166 CNC machines ................................8-9, 15, 17, 41, 57 CNC machining centre .....................15, 41, 157, FIC CNC oxy-fuel cutting machines ...........................172 CNC plasma cutting machines.............................172 CNC precision lathes .................................................. 49 CNC press brake................................................. 76, 155 CNC punch press ......................................................... 24 CNC shearing machine............................................155 CNC surface grinding machines ..........................149 CNC tap chucks & tap adaptors............................. 63 CNC tap holders & pull studs.................................. 63 CNC tool holders & pully studs.............................. 63 CNC turning centre............................... 15, 41, 66, 75 CNC vertical lathes....................................................142 CNC vertical machines.............................. 15, 41, 142 CNC vertical machining centres ...........................FIC CNC vertical turning lathes ...................................142 CNC wire EDM .............................................................. 66 CNC/toolings...............................................................121 CNC/VMC machines ...................................33-36, 113 Coating machines .....................................................172 Coating plants ............................................................172 Coating systems.........................................................172 Collet chucks................................................................. 49 Combination boring................................................... 12 Combined drills & countersinks.......................10-11 Command panel systems.......................................153 Complete tooling solutions ................................BGF Composite applications ............................................ 43 Compressor oils............................................................ 53 Conduits and connector systems.......................... 19 Connectors..............................................................51, 86 Console systems ........................................................153 Control cabinets........................................................... 51 Control panel accessories ........................................ 19

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Control panels .............................................................. 51 Control systems ........................................................... 51 Controlling machine tools ......................................BIC Conventional precision lathes..............................133 Coolants ........................................................................147 Cooling tower .............................................................159 Coromill........................................................................ FGF Corothread.................................................................. FGF Corrosion preventive ....................................... 45, 165 Counter bore tools....................................................142 Countersinks.......................................10-11, 25, 58-59 C-shearing machine .................................................155 C-type power press ..................................................155 Customised software development..................... 46 Customised solutions ................................................ 12 Cut-off machines .......................................................140 Cutter grinder ............................................................... 30 Cutter/grinder verification & machine simulation.................................................... 43 Cutters ................................................................... 71, 121 Cutting fluids ..............................................................165 Cutting machines ......................................................172 Cutting oils...................................................................147 Cutting speed optimisation .................................... 43 Cutting tools ...................................................................... ................. 29, 31, 39, 71, 81, 85, 139, 141, 145, 173 Cutting tools/carbide metal working tools.....180 Cylindrical machines .................................................. 57 Deburring solutions.................................................... 91 Decimal endmills...................................................10-11 Deep hole drilling machines.................................137 Deep hole drilling solutions.................................BGF Deep hole drilling subcontracts ..........................137 Deep-hole drills..........................................................152 Diamond super finishing tools ..........................BGF Diamond tools................................................ 25, 58-59 Die/mould machines.............................................band Differential pressure transducer............................ 79 Digital rpm indicator.................................................. 79 Digital servo actuators ............................................150 Dip-spin coating machines....................................172 Distribution transformer........................................... 22 Double column VMC.................................................. 66 Double-coulmn milling machines ...................band DPI with LCD display.................................................. 79 DPT with LCD display ................................................ 79 Drawing & forming compound ...........................165 Drill machine................................................................. 14 Drill sleeves.................................................................... 63 Drill tap centers...........................................................FIC Drill tools ........................................................................BC Drilling & milling tools............................................... 12 Drilling tools....................................25, 39, 58-59, 145 Drills...........................................................10-11, 95, 173 Drive technology........................................................bic Ductile iron casting ..................................................137 Dust collectors............................................................129


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Ecocut ............................................................................175 E-drawings publisher ................................................. 73 Electric motor lamination systems ....................... 83 Enclosure cooling units...........................................153 Enclosure systems.....................................................153 Endmill cutter ............................................................... 92 Enterprise application development ................... 46 Exhibition - Engineering Expo..................................... ........................................... 105, 106, 107-108, 109,110 Exhibition - HiTech Manufacturing Show ...122-123 Expandable mono block reamers ......................... 95 Expansion joints.........................................................134 Export interfaces.......................................................... 43 Exposed linear encoders ......................................... bic Factory automation........................................171, 172 Fan & filter units.........................................................153 Feed fingers.................................................................125 Ferrous/non-ferrous casting..................................137 Files.................................................................................149 Filter bags.....................................................................134 Fine pitch bevel gears .............................................130 Five-axis machining centre....................................154 Flanging machines...................................................... 56 Floating holders........................................................... 63 Floor automation.......................................................143 Floor plate..........................................................132, 138 Fluidised bed coating machines .........................172 Forged components.................................................137 Forging press ................................................................ 16 Forging rolls ................................................................125 Form measurement..................................................127 Forming milling cutter .............................................. 92 Friction drop hammer ..................................... 16, 134 Friction screw press.................................................... 16 Gantry automation ...................................................143 Gap frame press.........................................................155 Gear cutting machines.........................................band Gear hobbing machines .........................................138 Gear milling ................................................................... 91 Geared-head heavy-duty lathe machine .........130 geared-head light-duty lathe machine.............124 Geomcaliper .................................................................. 73 Glide coating machines ..........................................172 Gray iron casting .......................................................137 Greases .................................................................. 53, 151 Grinder............................................................................. 30 Grinding machine ............................................. 57, 129 Grooving & parting tools.......................................... 85 Ground spiral bevel ..................................................130 Guide bushes ..............................................................125 Guillotine shear............................................................ 24 Gun drilling..................................................................137 Gun drills........................................................... 25, 58-59 Gun reaming ...............................................................137 H frame power press.................................................. 16 Hammer ................................................................ 16, 134 Handling system modules ....................................... 51

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Hard alloy turning cutter.......................................... 92 Hard cut endmills......................................................173 Heavy duty CNC.........................................................140 Heavy duty lathe machines..................................... 30 Helical bevel gears....................................................130 High performance drills ......................................10-11 High performance endmills...............................10-11 High precision tool holders..................................... 23 High pressure transducer......................................... 79 High speed drills........................................................149 High speed machining centre.........................15, 41 HMC .................................................................................. 66 Hollow bars.................................................................... 37 Horizontal boring mill ..........................................band Horizontal machining center.....................................7 Horizontal milling machines ..............................band Hydraulic & gear oils .................................................. 53 Hydraulic cylindrical grinding machine............125 Hydraulic forging hammers ..................................125 Hydraulic guillotine shearing machine.............130 Hydraulic press...........................................................125 Hydraulic press brake .........................................24, 76 Hydraulic punching machines ............................... 56 Hydraulic steel working machines........................ 56 Hydro forming .............................................................. 83 Hypoid bevel gears...................................................130 Imaging & vision systems.......................................172 Indexable cutters.......................................................130 Indexable tools...........................................................173 Inductive proximity switches.................................. 19 Industrial connectors ...............................................149 Industrial coolers .......................................................159 Industrial cooling systems .....................................129 Industrial oils...............................................................151 Instrument lathe ........................................................157 Integrated control system components............. 79 Interface connectors ................................................149 Interface electronics..................................................BIC Iron worker .................................................................... 24 Iso & milling inserts ..................................................173 Iso turning inserts .....................................................173 Isolation transformer.................................................. 22 Jobber length drills...............................................10-11 L-angle boxes..............................................................130 Large enclosures........................................................153 Large size machining centres............................band Laser cutting machine............................................... 24 Laser systems................................................................ 83 Laser welding system ................................................ 66 Lathes.......................................................................... 7, 30 Lathes-automatic.......................................................131 LED.................................................................................... 19 LED micrometer .........................................................155 Length gauges.............................................................BIC Light curtain .................................................................. 79 Limit switches ............................................................... 19 Linear dust collector.................................................142

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Linear way vertical machining centre ................. 17 Load break switches................................................... 19 Lubes..............................................................................147 Lubricants....................................................................... 45 LV motors ....................................................................... 55 Machine base-casting..............................................132 Machine measurement ............................................BIC Machine simulation - multi-axis ............................ 43 Machine simulation, multi-axis .............................. 43 Machine tool accessories ......................................... 63 Machine tools ..................................................... 81, 161 Machined components ...........................................137 Machines......................................................................... 56 Machining & grinding fluid ...................................165 Machining centers ....................................................148 Magnetic modular encoders..................................BIC Marine oils....................................................................151 Material testing ..........................................................127 MCC & PCC enclosure..............................................153 Measured value acquisition and display...........BIC Measurement equipment ......................................127 Mechanical shear......................................................... 24 Metal cutting tools ..................................................... 13 Metalworking fluids.................................................... 45 Metric endmills.......................................................10-11 Metrology equipment .............................................127 Micro ball nose............................................................. 81 Micro drills...................................................................... 81 Micro end mills............................................................. 81 Micro rotary tools........................................................ 81 Micro tools, custom-built ......................................... 81 Mill/turn machining centers.................................... 43 Milling ............................................................39, 145, BIC Milling centres .................................................................7 Milling cutter.....................................25, 58-59, 85, 92 Milling grade .................................................................fgf Milling machine ..................................... FIC,14, 30, 76 Milling machines & machining centers ............161 Milling tools...................................................................BC Model export interfaces............................................ 43 Modern Machine Tools - Aerospace Special..... 18 Modular boring ............................................................ 12 Modular boring system...........................................150 Modular tooling system.............................. 25, 58-59 Motor protection circuit breaker........................... 19 Motor protection relay unit..................................... 79 Multi-axis waterjet cutting operations................ 43 Multi-channel programming/synchronization ....43 Multi-functional tools ................................................ 85 NC spotting drills...................................................10-11 Oil/coolant ...................................................................129 One way clutches......................................................134 Online b2b marketplace...............................158, 179 Optical measurement ..............................................127 Optipath.......................................................................... 43 Paint shop equipment.............................................172 Paint shop machines................................................172

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Product Index Sr. No 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397

Product

Pg No

Panel air-conditioners..............................................129 Parallel kinematics machines.................................. 43 Part ejectors.................................................................115 PC enclosures..............................................................153 PCD & carbide reamers ............................................. 95 PCD & CBN tools........................................................180 Peel grinding machines ............................................ 57 Pillar type power press............................................155 Pilot lights ...................................................................... 19 Pipe bending machines............................................ 56 Planner machine........................................................138 Planner milling machine........................................... 76 Planning machines ...................................................140 Plano milling machines.................................140, 142 Plano-miller..................................................................138 Plasma cutting machine ........................................... 24 Plate bending machine......................................56, 76 PLC .................................................................................... 55 Plugs and sockets........................................................ 19 Pneumatic impact wrench.....................................124 Polishing machines...................................................129 Portable coolant purifying system .....................115 Portable oil skimmer with variable speeds .....115 Position display units................................................BIC Power distribution components .........................153 Power grip system ....................................................155 Power press .................................................................155 Power saver ................................................................... 22 Power shearing machine........................................137 Power sources............................................................... 87 Precision drilling machine .....................................132 Precision gear cutting tools ...............................band Precision switches....................................................... 19 Precision switches single & multiple ................... 19 Precision tool holding collets ...............................144 Press brake........................................................... 24, 155 Press brakes.................................................................150 Pre-treatment systems ............................................172 Process automation and control equipment ... 51 Product assemblies...................................................137 Program verification................................................... 43 Propeller hub ................................................................ 65 Punching machines.................................................... 56 Push buttons................................................................. 19 Quick change collets................................................125 Radial drill....................................................................... 30 Radial drilling machine ...........................................138 Reamers....................................................25, 58-59, 141 Reaming & tapping..................................................... 63 Rear cylinder hydraulic press brake ...................155 Reflective photoelectric sensor............................140 Reversible tapping attachments ........................... 63 RH & temperature display ...................................... 79 RH & temperature transmitter .............................. 79 Robotic automation .................................................143 Roll turning lathe machine...................................... 30 Roll turning lathes.....................................................142 Rolling oils....................................................................165 Rotary..................................................................................7

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Product

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Rotary cam switches .................................................. 19 Rotary encoders..........................................................BIC Rotary table .................................................................135 Rust preventives ........................................................165 Safety protection devices......................................... 19 SCADA & DCS implementation............................172 Screw presses..............................................................125 Sealed linear encoders .............................................BIC Self opening die-heads ............................................. 63 Self-adhesive tapes...................................................142 Sensitive part loading/unloading .......................115 Servo mechanical press ..........................................144 Servo stabiliser (air cooled) ..................................... 22 servo stabiliser (oil cooled)...................................... 22 Shaft loading...............................................................115 Shaping machine............................................... 30, 138 Shearing machine ............................................. 76, 155 Sheet metal forming .................................................. 83 Sheet metal machine..........................................14, 56 Shot blasting machine ............................................134 Sinking EDM ................................................................180 Slotting machine ......................................................... 14 Small deep-hole drill................................................150 Small junction/distribution boxes ......................153 Smart CNC....................................................................175 Smart logistics leadership series .........................154 Smart ZNC ....................................................................175 Software - Dfmpro ...................................................... 73 Software outsourcing ................................................ 46 Solid carbide drills................................................13, 95 Solid carbide drills with IC ....................................... 13 Solid carbide endmill cutters................................130 Solid carbide mills....................................................... 13 Solid carbide reamers................................................ 13 Solid carbide reamers with IC ................................ 13 Solid carbide rotary burrs ........................................ 71 Solid mono block reamers....................................... 95 Spade drills ...................................................... 71, 10-11 Special boring bars..................................................... 95 Special fine boring tools........................................... 95 Special induction hardening machine................ 87 Special line boring tools........................................... 95 Special purpose machines ... 137, 140, 142, 148, FIC Special reaming tools ................................................ 95 Special refrigeration equipment .........................129 Special theard milling tools..................................... 95 Spindle nose tooling.................................................. 85 SSM nuts ......................................................................... 63 Standard & special PCD tools ................................. 95 Standard chucks .......................................................... 71 Standard endmills .................................................10-11 Standard fine boring tools....................................... 95 Standard induction hardening machine............ 87 Standard thread milling tools ................................ 95 Steel casting ................................................................137 Steel collets..................................................................125 Steel working machines ........................................... 56 Storage cabinets........................................................130 Straight bevel gears .................................................130

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Sr. No 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515

Product

Pg No

Straight flute drills.................................................10-11 Stub length drills ...................................................10-11 Superior collision checking ..................................... 43 Super-rigid press........................................................140 Surface grinder............................................................. 76 Surface plate ...............................................................138 Swiss precision tools ................................................155 Tapping chucks and tap adaptors........................ 63 Taps.......................................................25, 58-59, 71, 95 Telecom........................................................................... 22 Temperature & pressure indicator........................ 79 Temperature controller............................................. 79 Thread milling............................................................... 91 Thread milling cutters .............................................128 Thread rolling systems ............................................146 Thread turning ............................................................. 91 Thread whirling tools.............................................. FGF Threading solutions.................................................... 91 Threading tools.................................................... 95, BC Tool grinder................................................................... 30 Tool holder...................................................................155 Tool holders.................................................................130 Tool room machine .................................................... 14 Tooling system ............................................................. 95 Tooling systems ...........................................................BC Toolroom machine ..................................................... 17 Touch probes...............................................................BIC Transparent gels .......................................................... 53 Tubing accessories...................................................... 51 Tungsten carbide rod blanks................................124 Turbine blade................................................................ 65 Turbine shaft ................................................................. 65 Turned components.................................................137 Turning holders............................................................ 85 Turning machines .....................................39, 145, BIC Turning tools.................................................................BC Turnkey projects (energy)........................................ 22 Turnykey solutions...................................................... 95 Turret punch press...................................................... 24 Ultra micro drills .......................................................... 81 Universal grinder machine ....................................124 Universal quick change chuck & adaptors ........ 63 UPS.................................................................................... 22 Valve terminals............................................................. 51 Valves ............................................................................... 51 Ventilators ....................................................................142 Vertical boring lathes...............................................142 Vertical boring machine .........................................138 Vertical machining center................................... 7, 93 Vertical turning centers ..........................................148 Vertical turning lathe ..............................76, 140, 142 Vertical turning machine........................................138 VMC.................................................................................157 Water chillers ..............................................................129 Wear parts...................................................................... 85 Wire-cut EDM..............................................................180 Wood working machine ........................................... 14 Workshop machine & accessories......................... 14 Zerol bevel gears.......................................................130

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13

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173

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159

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130

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113

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143

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175

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25

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157

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128

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149

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137

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45

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85

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43

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HiTech Manufacturing Show T: +91-9820373804 E: hitech@infomedia18.in

122-123

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136

IGUS India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-39127800 E: info@igus.in W: www.igus.in

86

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66

India Mart Intermesh Ltd T: +1800-200-4444 E: pr@indiamart.com W: www.indiamart.com

158,179

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155

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95

T: +91-80-280780000 E: info.in@kometgroup.com Larsen & Toubro Ltd

139

T: +91-22-67051093 E: smh-inp@powai.ltindia.com W: www.larsentoubro.com Lico Machinery Co., Ltd

131

T: +886-4-2563-0950 E: sales@licomachinery.com

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151

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Indo-Nihon Technologies T: +91-44-65611352 E: info@indonihon.co.in W: www.indonihon.co.in

65

Ind-Sphinx Precision Ltd T: +91-1792-232860 E: info@axis-microtools.com W: www.axis-microtools.com

81

ISMT Ltd T: +91-20-41434100 E: sachin.joshi@ismt.co.in W: www.ismt.com

37

J P Machine Tools Pvt Ltd T: +91-161-2531156 E: info@jpmachinetools.com W: www.jpmachinetools.com

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71

Modern Machine Tools-Aerospace Special T: +91-22-30034651

18

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26

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141

T: +91-836-2333092 E: info@metcutindia.com W: www.metcutindia.com Millitronics

17

T: +91-98-45902876 E: sales.india@milltronics.net W: www.milltronics.net 15,41

M’La Sales Corporation T: +91-20-27473776 E: voyager@vsnl.com W: www.mla-sales.com

93

T: +91-80-28419500 W: www.makino.com

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Misumi India Pvt Ltd T: +91-20-66470000 E: sales@misumi.co.in W: www.misumi.co.in

171

Pramet Tools India Pvt Ltd T: +91-124-4703825 E: pramet.info.in@pramet.com W: www.pramet.com

39

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137

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129

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148

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Mitutoyo South Asia Pvt Ltd T: +91-11-26372090 E: delhi@mitutoyoindia.com W: www.mitutoyoindia.com

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries India P ltd T: +91-11-41021234 E: mtdsales@mhiindia.com W: www.mhiindia.com

76

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53

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132

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134

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31

Servomax India Ltd. T: +91-40-44436666 E: dharmesh@servomax.net W: www.servomax.net

22

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99

Takamatsu Machinery Co Ltd T: +81-76-2741403 E: h.nakagawa@takamaz.co.jp W: www.takamaz.co.jp

49

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