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Editorial

FORM’ing Tomorrow’s Trends

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ts show time yet again! Just like anything new is initiated by an auspicious ritual or a tradition, the machine tools industry begins its new year with an auspicious occasion called—IMTEX. The expo has in the past pioneered the tones and trends in the industry and will continue its leadership in the years to come. Also, if it’s an IMTEX Forming edition, along with the concurrent show Tool Tech, it is indeed all about forming the trends of tomorrow!

The industry is abuzz with activity and everybody associated with this Mecca of the Machine Tools have their own unique reason to be upbeat about the forthcoming show. This is that time of the year when BIEC transforms itself into a major magnet for the machine tools industry, attracting all things positive. Participation of iconoclast exhibitors, launch of cutting edge technologies, major companies announcing their acquisitions, signing of million dollar deals, new fortune building contacts being forged, order books getting loaded, etc, the list of postivities is endless. In short it spells good news for everybody who steps into this state-of-the-art exhibition center, hosting the premium trade exposition of a very prime industry. With this heady combination, nothing but the best is expected and is in turn delivered. To borrow one of the exhibitors’ sentiments, “those who don’t want to be the ‘option’ but the ‘priority’ in the industry are all here.” For companies seeking to improve their brand recall and recognition in the industry must participate in this show; this is another way of saying that the real players or those who matter are all present in full attendance and colors at IMTEX.

Editorial Advisory Board Vikram Sirur President, IMTMA & Executive Chairman, Miven Machine Tools Ltd

L Krishnan Vice President, IMTMA & Managing Director, TaeguTec India P Ltd

M Lokeswara Rao Past President, IMTMA & MD, Lokesh Machines Ltd

N K Dhand Past President, IMTMA & CMD, Micromatic Grinding Technologies Ltd

R Srinivasan Past President, IMTMA & MD, RAS Transformation Technologies

If the above sentiment sounds like a compulsion—which although it is not—what it does to the companies is far more than what is usually expected. It provides the machine tools manufacturers, an overview of the entire value chain of this industry, which in turn helps to engineer the machines to be more than just machine tools and also to provide customers with a solution from a complete manufacturing perspective. Creasing out customer pain points regarding the products and services after intense discussions, are what IMTEX afternoons are made of!! So as the stage is set, it couldn’t have been at a more opportune time as global uncertainties overshadow markets and the world is eyeing Asia and specifically India, for inspiration and growth. Predicting the current and future demands—the metal forming industry will be further re-shaping itself to align with newer opportunities and materials which are beyond metal. Plastics, ceramics, composites and many new materials on the block will change the whole dynamics and scope of this technology and hence, this industry, which is on a go already, and for obvious reasons. Forming plays a critical role in the never ending need for infrastructure requirement where, sheet metal forming and joining technology play a key role. Then again, this technology plays a major role in the automotive industry, and the new advancements will see the growing foray into mobile and customer durable industry, as well as, the medical equipment industry among other growing sectors, with increased focus on the precision level of forming operations. So let’s form our future and fortunes…let’s make the best of IMTEX!!

Gautam Doshi Advisor, IMTMA & Consultant, Productivity & Quality Improvement Services

S N Mishra Past President, IMTMA & Vice Chairman, Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd

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Contents Insight & Outlook Curtain raiser ...................................................................... 88 Exhibitors Views ................................................................. 90 Strategy .............................................................................. 103 Future Forecast .................................................................... 104

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Special Focus Developing Trend ............................................................... Metal Cutting Technologies............................................... Metal Cutting Methods ..................................................... Interface ..............................................................................

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In Conversation With C C Wang President, Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI)..................................... 64

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Regular Sections Editorial ...................................................................... 17 Foreword...................................................................... 27 National Highlights - 2011 ......................................... 28 International Highlights - 2011 .................................. 34 News, Views & Analysis .............................................. 40

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Technology & Innovation............................................ 58

Facility Visit

Projects ...................................................................... 194

Raising the benchmark of precision .................................... 84

Event List .................................................................. 196

Automation Trends

Products .................................................................... 208

Integrated Software Provides Competitive Edge ............... 185

List of Products ........................................................ 280

Energy management

List of Advertisers .................................................... 288

EDM Energy Conservation Without the Effort ............... 188

Learning Curve What India can learn from Taiwan ........................................... 192

Event Preview Engg Expo - Indore ............................................................. 198

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Foreword

Growth can only be optimistic The global economy and industry are passing through a challenging phase. It has momentarily affected Indian economy—resulting in a growth of 6.9 per cent against a forecast of 8.0 per cent. While there are apprehensions about how the growth story is expected to unfold for the rest of the current fiscal, it needs to be noted that India is still growing. Indian economy has grown to be resilient to internal and external shocks. This is primarily because the fundamentals of our nations’ economy and industry are very strong. The optimism will be reinforced with the onset of the 12th Five-Year Plan—to commence from 1st April, 2012. The 12th Five-Year Plan has a concerted emphasis on not just achieving a growth of nine to ten per cent; but also, on ways and means to exponentially enhance Indian manufacturing. Objectives for Indian manufacturing in the 12th Five-Year Plan lays down a vision to increase its share from the present 16 per cent to 25 per cent, by the year 2025. A year in which the manufacturing sector would also contribute in generating a 100 million additional jobs. The vision also includes increasing “depth” in manufacturing with focus on the level of domestic value addition. Like every dark cloud has a silver lining, India’s auto sector is the silver lining to its economical growth graphs. Several automobile manufacturers are in the process of launching compact vehicles. According to auto industry bodies—while the vehicle production is estimated to grow three-folds by 2020 from 2009—the automotive component industry is expected to touch US $ 110 billion by 2020 as against the present turnover of US $ 40 billion—also a three-fold growth. Concerted efforts are underway in almost every segment. It is only appropriate that we in the machine tool industry continue in our initiatives to expand capacities, focus on innovations and designs, and carry out new product developments—in order to bridge the technology gap. Also, measures need to be taken towards skill enhancement and workforce development. Over the last ten years we have taken tremendous efforts to enhance quality, reliability and bring to the fore various value added features to our products, while continually empowering the ‘Made in India’ brand. Indian manufacturing industry excels in introducing innovative initiatives to keep up the growth and excellence of its productivity. One of the initiatives are the IMTEX exhibitions. IMTMA is hosting the 2nd Edition of IMTEX FORMING 2012 along with the concurrent exhibition Tooltech 2012. A visit to this trade fair is certain to provide a unique opportunity to witness a wide range of metalworking technologies from India alongside those from overseas, all under one roof. In a nutshell, with the leading global players converging at IMTEX FORMING 2012 there will be something for every one. Vikram Sirur President – IMTMA, and Executive Chairman – Miven Machine Tools Ltd

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National Highlights - 2011 Investment Nissan Inaugurates First Field Quality Centre in India

Essar makes Substantial Investments

(January) Taking the next step in its quality mandate, the first Field Quality Centre and training facility of Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd (NMIPL) was inaugurated at its manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu. The training centre, which was built as per Nissan’s global standards, in terms of facilities, tools & equipment, aimed at consistently achieving ‘fix it right the first time’ concept. The training centre also provide product, process & soft skill trainings for dealership staff located in India.

(January) Essar Steel officially entered into a partnership with Japan-based Kobe in a joint venture agreement for producing auto grade steel at the Hazira plant in Gujarat. The company was also looking at reviving the one million tonne per annum plant at Zimbabwe. Essar Steel had got the nod from Zimbabwe government for acquiring a majority stake in the country’s biggest steel company. The company had also planned to set up a power plant at the site of the steel mill to meet its power needs.

HAAS Inaugrates Indian Subsidiary with Complete Ownership

Yamazaki Mazak Inaugrates State-of-the-Art Facility in Pune

(March) HAAS Automation Inc inaugurated its 100 per cent Indian subsidiary—Haas Automation India Pvt Ltd in Mahape, Navi Mumbai. The new subsidiary is aimed at providing the same superior level of technical support (in service, applications, training and parts) to its customers in India, similar to what is experienced by customers in the US and Europe. The company also has six HFOs located in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Manesar and Pune and plans to add six more HFOs in India over the next few years.

(June) The Indian subsidiary of leading machine tool manufacturer—Yamazaki Mazak—recently inaugurated its new technology centre in Pune. The one-of-its-kind facility saw a grand opening. With the opening of this new technology centre, the machine tool major reinforced its commitment to the customers in the Indian market. The centre also offers various customer support services such as special facilities for undertaking customer training by highly skilled employees of Yamazaki Mazak, besides boasting of an auditorium and conference rooms for organising technical seminars.

Blum-Novotest Inaugrates Subsidiary in India

DMG/MORI SEIKI Inaugrates Largest Technology Centre in India

(June) The leading German manufacturer of innovative and high-quality measuring and testing technology, established a new subsidiary office in India headquartered in Bengaluru. The subsidiary will serve as a sales and service hub, supporting the other local sales and service offices in New Delhi, Pune and Chennai, while co-ordinating the setup of other future sales and service offices.

(July) To expand its global presence in the fast growing Indian market, GILDEMEISTER and MORI SEIKI jointly invested in a new technology centre in Bengaluru. It is also the company’s largest technology centre in Asia, offering machine and technology presentations, bonded warehouse for spares & customer training rooms. The technology centre covers the complete service and support of the entire product portfolios of both manufacturers. It also houses a spare part warehouse ensuring reduction in spare part delivery time.

BFW Celebrates its Golden Jubilee

Metrol, Japan opened its Indian subsidiary in Bengaluru

(October) Bharat Fritz Werner completed fifty years this year. It had started with German techno-commercial collaboration, but is now a fully Indian company of the Kothari Group. The organisation took up various activities through out the year to mark the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the company. The leading machine tool builder has over 25, 000 units of its products across the world. The company over the years have built its brand image for providing quality and excellence.

(December) Developers of the world’s first tool setter for Lathes, Metrol Co., Ltd opened its Sales and Marketing operation in Bengaluru. The company is a leading tool setter and ultra precision switch manufacturer. Metrol Corporation India will begin its Indian journey from IMTEX 2012Forming Exhibition. The tool setters manufactured by the Japanese developer are widely used by more than 100 machine tool builders across 20 countries.

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National Highlights - 2011 Expansion/Facilities Renishaw Expanded Facility in Pune

Ford to Base its Small Car Hub in India

(February) The metrology major opened a 4,875 sq m extension to its Pune facility this year. The expansion intended to meet long-term growth needs of the company’s Indian operations in terms of product assembly, software development, sales and marketing and customer support. The expanded facility includes additional space for demonstration and training.

(April) After the success of its new small car Figo in India, Ford Motors announced that it was looking forward to make the company’s Chennai plant its global hub for small cars. Currently, the Chennai plant is the only manufacturing facility for the car, and produces 2,800 cars per week in double shift. The company already invested $ 500 million at the Chennai plant and plans to scale up the production capacity to 2 lakh units per annum. It also planed to launch eight new models in India and will likely give more importance to small cars so as to become a dominant player in the booming small car market.

Beru Sets Up Manufacturing Plant in Pune

Danfoss Boosts Growth in India

(September) Beru Diesel Start Systems Pvt Ltd—a joint venture between Jayant Group and Beru-Germany—set up a new manufacturing plant in Pune for Rs 30 crore. The company supplies its products to the passenger cars, commercial vehicle and offhighway vehicle. The greenfield facility manufactures cold starting systems like glow plugs, grid heaters, glow plug controllers, electronic parts and allied system components. The plant also acts as a base for bringing in advanced product range in ignition technologies, automotive electronics and sensor technologies.

(December) As part of its new growth roadmap for India, Danfoss announced the launch of ‘India 2015’ wherein the company will invest 500 million DKK in the construction of a new R&D and manufacturing facility. As a part of the investment, the company also plans to gradually increase the number of employees from 200 to well above 1000 by 2015. Most of these employees, will work in R&D and manufacturing; performing tasks for Danfoss’s key business divisions.

Bosch Sets Up Research Centre at IISc

Caterpillar plans engine plant in India

(December) Bosch announced the launch of the Robert Bosch Center for Research in cyber physical systems at the Indian Institute of Science. The center was inaugurated by the former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam. The establishment of this center was a part of the global initiative ‘Bosch InterCampus Programme’ that aims to achieve lasting improvements in research conditions for undergraduates and scientists in the university sphere.

(December) A leading maker of construction and mining equipment, Caterpillar Inc., decided to set up a project to produce Perkins branded 4000 series engines in India with an investment of $ 150 million. The proposed project will be the first Perkins engine plant for Caterpillar outside the U.K. In this expansion, Caterpillar would primarily focus on industrial clients to hawk its Perkins engines. The company would also be pumping in an additional investment of $ 62 million into its existing off-highway truck manufacturing facility near here.

Joint venture L&T Eyeing Greener Pastures

Maini Signs Agreement with Airbus, EADS

(February) To tap the vast opportunities offered by the defence electronics market, engineering giant Larsen & Toubro and Cassidian, a Division of Europe’s leading aerospace and defence group EADS formed a Joint Venture (JV). The JV which is active in the defence electronics market aimed to cover manufacturing, design, engineering, distribution and marketing in the fields of electronic warfare, radars, avionics and mobile systems such as bridges for military applications. About $ 20 million will be invested in the first phase.

(June) During the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget on June 22, 2011, Maini group, Bengaluru signed an Agreement with Airbus SAS and EADS Deutschland GmbH. The purpose of this agreement is for EADS and Maini Precision Products Pvt Ltd, including its subsidiary Maini Global Aerospace Pvt Ltd, (MPP) was to jointly explore the technology areas, which would be useful to MPP for its long term growth in Aerospace and for which EADS is offering a full range of leading-edge technologies that are proven, mature and available today.

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National Highlights - 2011 EDS Technologies Sets Up Finishing School (June) One of the leading PLM solution companies in India, the company recently announced its strategic alliance with Mar Baselios College of Engineering and Technology (MBCET), Trivandrum, to set up a finishing school for students in the pre-final and final years of mechanical engineering. The company aimed to conduct specialised training programmes for students from other institutes and working professionals seeking knowledge and enhancement of their skills. This initiative focussed on developing long-term relationship with educational institutions.

BFW joins hands with Matec Maschinenbau and Spinner Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik (September) The suppliers of sophisticated machine tools in India, Bharat Fritz Werner (BFW) enhanced its portfolio with the addition of Matec Maschinenbau and Spinner Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik. BFW’s product basket consists of 400 variants of machine tools; the product offering becomes more fulfilling for customers with the addition of turning products from Spinner and Matec machining centres with travelling column, universal milling head, gantry and swivel table options.

Hitachi and H-Rel joins hands to form Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics

AMADA Sets Up Strategic Base in Bangalore

(December) With an aim to strengthen the power-electronics business in India, Hitachi and Hi-Rel Electronics have agreed to enter into a partnership under which Hitachi made a substantial equity investment in the Gujarat based company. The company Hi-Rel Electronics has now been renamed Hitachi Hi-Rel Power Electronics. Both the companies decided to jointly develop a manufacturing facility for medium voltage inverters by the end of 2012 in Sanand-II Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC). The JV aims to generate revenues of around Rs 8 billion by March 2016.

(December) Amada India Pvt. Ltd, the wholly owned subsidiary of Amada Co. Ltd. Japan began the process of setting up its strategic base in 8 acres of land at the Devanhalli Aerospace Tech Park in Bangalore. The company will initially set up a tech/service center, a vocational training center for engineers and operators before going ahead with its plan to begin manufacturing of metalworking machinery in India by the end of 2013 or the beginning of 2014. Amada India plans to increase its employee strength from 105 to 130 over the next 2 years.

QuEST acquired engineering division of GKN Aerospace

Siemens acquired US company Vistagy

(November) Bengaluru -based aerospace engineering design firm QuEST has acquired GKN Aerospace Engineering Services. This sale to QuEST creates a powerful engineering specialist operation, able to operate as an effective strategic partner to GKN Aerospace and many other customers worldwide. It adds 290 skilled engineering personnel to the 2,800 professionals already employed by QuEST across their 18 global delivery centres.QuEST has also entered into a longterm agreement to provide engineering skills and resources to support GKN Aerospace’s long-term growth strategy.

(November) The German simulation giant expanded its industrial software portfolio with the acquisition of Vistagy, Inc, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA, a leading supplier of specialised engineering software and services. This acquisition allowed Industry Automation, a Division of the Siemens Industry Sector, to continue to enhance its position as the world’s leading supplier of industrial software. This type of industry focus will be the differentiating factor for success in the industry software market.

IMTMA elected its new President

Force Motor signed agreement with Daimler AG

(November) Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) announced the change in its Executive Committee at the recently held 65th annual session at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru. The apex board of the association unanimously elected Vikram Sirur, Executive Chairman, Miven Machine Tools Ltd as President, IMTMA replacing M Lokeswara Rao. Also, L Krishnan, Managing Director, TaeguTec India Pvt Ltd was elected as Vice President of IMTMA for the year 2011 - 2012.

(September ) Under the licence agreement, Daimler AG will supply technology for the development of a Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) by Force Motors. The MPV will be the second product in the new passenger vehicle range being planned by Force and will be launched by the end of 2012. This comprehensive supply of product technology will facilitate the entry of Force Motors into the segment of passenger and goods vehicles, which is adjacent to its current product line of the Traveller light commercial vehicles.

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International Highlights - 2011 Investment

Rolls-Royce Bags Order from Hawaiian Airlines

GM to Invest $ 163 million in US facilities

(January) In a contract worth $ 420 million, the global power systems company provided Trent 700 engines for six Hawaiian Airlines A330 aircraft. The order also included a TotalCare® longterm services agreement. This contract underscored the market leading position of the Trent 700, the only engine designed specifically for the A330.

(January) General Motors Co. is projected to invest $ 163 at plants in Michigan and Ohio to add engine production for Chevrolet Cruze and Chevy Volt. The automaker also planned to increase production of a 1.4 litre engine used in the Cruze compact car and a variation on that engine used in the Volt plug-in hybrid at the Flint plant. The company aimes to produce 400 engines per day at the Flint plant in early 2011, increasing to about 800 per day by late 2011.

Nippon, Posco in a $ 1.8 billion Deal

China Purchases US Aviation Manufacturer

(April) The two companies along with JFE bought a 15 per cent stake in a Brazilian rare metal miner. The deal added to the growing cross-border tie-ups between Japan and South Korea to secure natural resources to power their manufacturing-based economies. The Brazilian companyCompanhia Brasileira de Metalurgiae Mineracao (CBMM), mines and processes niobium, a rare metal utilised in the production of high-grade steel used in automobile, aerospace and pipeline to make steel products lighter and stronger.

(April) The state-run company behind China’s stealth fighter bought Minnesota-based private aircraft maker Cirrus Industries Inc. The deal highlighted the expanding ambition of China’s aerospace industry. A unit of Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), acquired Cirrus’s line of four-seat propeller aircraft with an eye towards expanding China’s general-aviation market, which is owned by individuals and small businesses. The acquisition by AVIC provided resources to Cirrus for expansion.

General Motors invests $ 100 million in New York Parts Plant

Fiat Invests in Russian Plant

(May) The automaker invested $100 million and added 30 jobs at the company’s auto parts plant in New York. This investment updated four product lines produced at its Components Holdings Rochester operation. The investment in the manufacturing operations aimed to enable the company to produce a new generation of fuel-efficient small block car and truck engines.

(May) Fiat invested $ 2.25 billion in a Russian plant aiming to produce 300,000 units per year to comply with government guidelines. The company was in talks with Russian state bank VEB and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for financing its investment. The scheme demands non-Russian manufacturers’ commitment to make at least 300,000 cars a year in Russia by 2015, up from 25,000 in return for being exempt from import tariffs on parts.

Arcelor Mittal Kazakh Unit to Invest $ 900 million

GM Invests $ 65 million in Engine Plants

(May) The world’s largest steelmaker, Arcelor-Mittal, planned to invest nearly $ 900 million by 2015 to upgrade its Temirtau plant in Kazakhstan. The investment would include installation of a continuous billet caster with annual capacity of 400,000 tonne to equip the plant’s rolling mills with sufficient products to supply Kazakhstan’s entire domestic demand for long products used mainly in the construction sector. The company is planning to run the plant at full capacity by 2015 after completion of a modernisation programme.

(August) The company heavily invested in its existing engine plants in New York and Tennessee. The company spent $ 33 million at a plant in Tonawanda near Buffalo, New York, and aimed to retain or create 100 jobs. The automaker also invested $ 32 million into a plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee, about 30 miles south of Nashville. The investments were part of the $ 2 billion effort of the company to keep or add 4,000 jobs in 17 plants in eight US states.

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International Highlights - 2011 Expansion/Facilities

Seco Tools Acquires Two American Comapnies

Mori Seiki Installs Manufacturing Plant in Davis

(January) The company signed an agreement to acquire two companies in the US—NC Industries (NCI) and Diamond Tool Coating (DTC). NCI—a producer of solid carbide end mills under Niagara Cutters and Arch Micro Tools brands is among the largest local producers of the product in the US and DTC is a producer of wear-resistant diamond coatings. NCI and DTC have a combined annual sale of around $ 37 million. The acquisitions aimed to strengthen Seco Tools’ position and market share in this segment in the US market.

(February) The Japanese tool manufacturer 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. The estimated project cost was $ 34 million, including $ 6.5 million for land acquisition. With this expansion, the company had decided to 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.

Volvo Constructs Production Unit in China

ArcelorMittal Forays into Thailand

(April) The Swedish automaker planned a manufacturing base in the western Chinese city of Chengdu as it aimed for expansion in the world’s biggest auto market, following its buyout by independent car manufacturer Geely. The factory in Chengdu is already under construction and is due to begin production by 2013, with an initial capacity of 1,25,000. Privately-owned Geely Holding Group agreed in March 2010 to buy Volvo from Ford Motor Company for $ 1.8 billion—the biggest acquisition by a major Chinese

(April) For a stronger presence in Asia—ArcelorMittal— world’s largest steelmaker bought a 40 per cent stake in Thailand’s G Steel Public Co. Ltd. The investment was part of a broader plan to strengthen the finances of G Steel and its subsidiary, G J Steel Public Company Ltd. ArcelorMittal provided a $ 500 million credit facility, for G Steel and G J Steel to utilise for working capital and other corporate purposes. The deal was worth $ 246 million.

Renishaw Acquires UK-based Additive Manufacturing Company

Haas Inaugrates First Technical Education Centre in Finland

(June) The global engineering technologies company Renishaw Plc acquired UK-based MTT Investments Ltd and its subsidiary, MTT Technologies Ltd, which designs, develops and manufactures additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping systems. MTT Technologies has its subsidiaries in the US and Italy and a branch office in France. Their operations were incorporated within Renishaw as a new product division and continue to be based in Staffordshire.

(June) The Automation Giant inaugrated its first Haas Technical Education Centre (HTEC) in Finland. The educational centre is located at the North Karelia College of Technology and Culture in Joensuu, Finland. At HTEC, the students are instructed on three Haas CNC machine tools—a TL-1 toolroom lathe, a TM-1 toolroom mill and an SL-20 CNC turning centre—and a range of state-of-the-art production equipment supplied by HTEC industry partners. Haas established the new centre in partnership with the Finnish Haas Factory Outlet, a division of Oy Grönblom AB.

STROTHMANN Expands its Manufacturing Site

Navistar Strengthens its Expansion

(June) STROTHMANN expanded its planning and manufacturing capacities at the German headquarters in Schloss Holte-Stukenbrock. In the initial construction phase, a storey was added to the administrative building and the existent assembly site was extended by 1,500 m² floor space. The space for the welding shop and more manufacturing capacities was created to help storage, material preparation, manufacturing, assembly and electrical installation sections to be located in one site.

(June) US-based Navistar International expanded its engine components business, PurePOWER Technologies, by adding new jobs to the Indianapolis community. The company recalled 150 workers by June 2011 and planned to hire 100 additional workers by 2014 at the Indianapolis foundry, one of the few remaining facilities in the US to make cylinder blocks and heads. The Indianapolis foundry forms a vital part of the company’s efforts to maintain manufacturing capabilities and technical skills in the US.

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International Highlights - 2011 Joint venture

Volkswagen to Manufacture Cars in Malaysia (January) The German automaker signed a pact with Malaysia’s DRBHicom Bhd to assemble 50,000 vehicles a year in Malaysia. The $ 318 million venture will be Volkswagen’s second in the Asean region. DRB-Hicom, which already assembles auto models for Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz, Honda Motor Co, Isuzu Motors Ltd and Suzuki Motor Corp, will contribute about 70 per cent of the initial investment, while Volkswagen will put in the remaining 30 per cent. The agreement expected to have a production of between 40,000 and 50,000 vehicles a year.

Lockheed Martin Awarded $ 270 mn Training System Contract (March) The US Air Force had awarded the company a contract to provide affordable and effective academic and simulation training programme for C-130 aircrews around the world. The eight-year contract includes training and instruction, site management, engineering support, and operation & maintenance for the aircrew training devices. Training is provided for all aircrew positions, cockpit resource management, instrument refresher courses and instructor preparatory courses.

Daimler, Rolls-Royce in Joint Bid for Tognum

Nissan, Mitsubishi Eyeing Expansion to Beat Competition (January) Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi Motors Corp decided to deepen business ties to get ahead in the fiercely competitive global car industry, including establishing a mini car joint venture in Japan that could eventually expand to other countries. The agreement decided that Nissan will produce a small van to be sold under the Mitsubishi brand in the Japanese market, while Mitsubishi will make an SUV to sell under the Nissan brand in the Middle East.

Nippon and Sumitomo Metal to Form JV (March) Japan’s Nippon Steel Corporation and Sumitomo Metal Industries planned a merger to become the world’s second-largest steelmaker in an effort to fend-off tough competition from Asian rivals and offset shrinking demand from domestic automakers. Japanese steelmakers face cutthroat competition from South Korea’s Posco and Baoshan Iron & Steel Co, China’s biggest listed steelmaker. The companies are planning to merge by October 2012.

Jaguar Land Rover collaborates with Dassault Systèmes

(April) Aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce Group Plc and car & truck manufacturer Daimler AG formed a Joint Venture (JV) to buy German engine parts supplier Tognum AG for $ 4.4 billion. The 50-50 JV also acquired the 28 per cent stake that Daimler already holds in Tognum, which is based in Friedrichshafen, Germany. The merger took over Rolls-Royce’s Bergen engine division.

(April) The agreement, signed by Bernard Charlès – President & Chief Executive – Dassault Systèmes, and Dr Ralf Speth – Chief Executive – Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), saw advanced digital 3D simulation and development tools transform JLR’s product development processes. JLR deployed Dassault Systèmes’ V6 software for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)—the process that drives and controls all vehicle creation processes—to increase operational efficiency and reduce complexity through accelerated development capabilities.

Daimler and Bosch Form JV

Caterpillar embarks on a JV in China

(May) German automaker Daimler AG and parts manufacturer Robert Bosch GmbH formed a Joint Venture (JV) to develop and produce motors for all-electric vehicles in Europe. The premium carmaker and the world’s largest automotive supplier by sales had signed a letter of intent to establish the 50-50 JV that should be concluded in the first half of the year. The companies aimed to accelerate development of electric motors and start joint production by 2012.

(May ) The tie-up with a Chinese transmission manufacturer aimed to build drive train systems and produce a line of automatic transmissions and other components for Caterpillar machinery and produce a line of automatic transmissions for highway travel. In the JV, the Illinois-based company, held a 45 per cent stake in the joint venture (JV). Caterpillar—the world’s largest maker of construction and mining equipment— currently employs 8,000 personnel across China.

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NEWS, VIEWS & ANALYSIS National Productivity Summit 2011

Appraising Productivity Practices

 The stalwarts of the Indian industry flag off the National Productivity Summit

Capability and competence is not a domain of the giants and this is exactly what the IMTMA’s National Productivity Summit proves. With the best productivity enhancement ideas coming in from far fetched regions of the country, the event gave a balanced mix of the various ways in which productivity can be enhanced. Debarati Basu reports

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2011’ recognised each presentation based on their own merits. Three case studies which stole the thunder at the event were Areva T&D, Sona Koyo Steering Systems and Sundaram Fasteners. However, Sundaram Fasteners also ended up being the showstopper of the day by bagging the vox populi award. The award was decided through ballot system. The summit identified the productivity improvements practices from every nook and corner of the manufacturing sector. After winning the award, Mohan Rao – Manager – Industrialisation and Project Areva T&D India Ltd – Vadodara plant said, “The award in true terms has motivated our team as well as the entire

manufacturing industry. We come from the power sector which is usually in the backline unlike the automotive sector. We were not even winners at the regional summit and winning first place

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at the National Summit is a true example of how productivity improvements are truly recognised at IMTMA – SIEMENS Summits.” While contestants had a tough task competing, the jury had an equally challenging mission judging the sessions. N Ramanathan – Chairman Jury noted that the depth of work done and levels of understanding have predominantly gone up in the summit this year, compared to earlier years. The summit was a fine blend of keynote presentations by the industry leaders and case study presentations by the budding talents of the industry. These case studies were short-listed from a pool of about 300 case study abstracts submitted to IMTMA. A total of 11 case studies were presented over the two days. There case studies were short-listed 42

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from the three Regional Productivity Summits which were held earlier in the year at Chennai, Pune and Delhi. The endeavour by the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association focussed on brining out the core manufacturing practices which enhances productivity on the shop floor. Through this event, the association also wants to provide a bigger platform to the Small Scale and Medium Scale industries to showcase their capability and strengths amidst the giants of the industry. The Summit reached a new high when Peter Walsh – the Founder President of Lean Enterprise, Australia addressed the inaugural session on Leader’s Roles in Sustaining and Expanding Lean Transformations. Motivating the gathering Walsh said, “Lean Transformations can lead results only when it is implemented by the entire workforce of the organisation. If each individual can be a problem solver, thinks and develops his own work area, then Lean is achieved.”

Echoing his thought, S Sandilya – Chairman Eicher group said, “Lean is not a onetime approach but is a continuous journey. To enhance competitiveness, organisations should recognise even the suggestions coming from shop floors and analyse it as a larger approach.” The captivating keynote sessions on Theory of Constraints by Goldratt Consulting, Sarosh Ghandy – Former Director – Tata Motors and Prof AK Chaudhuri – ADAAP Process Solutions spread an air of optimism at the gathering. While Ghandy elaborated on the myths of productivity; Chaudhuri’s session was highly application oriented. The Summit also recognised women contestants by rewarding them with a special prize. Along with the crystal trophies sponsored by SIEMENS, the winners also walked away with cash reward of ` 1 lakh each for the three first prize winners, ` 60,000 each for the two second prize winners and ` 40,000 each for four third prize winners. debarati.basu@infomedia18.in

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News, Views & Analysis BFW Offers Bonanza Services to Mark Golden Jubilee As a part of its Golden Jubilee celebration, Bharat Fritz Werner (BFW) has taken up various initiatives to mark the excellence of the company’s growth. During a recently held cultural event to mark the celebration, announced that the company will unilaterally offer two years’ warranty on products invoiced till March 31, 2012; even if the order stipulates a  shorter warranty span. Apart from providing a direct benefit to customers, BFW has also donated ` 15 million towards better healthcare of the common folk.

Working towards education, BFW institutes 50 Kaanchan Tejas scholarships for meritorious engineering students and also contributes to mid-day meals for school students. BFW is also working towards its mission to plant 50,000 trees all over India to offset carbon dioxide emission, provide wildlife habitats and enhance the landscape. As a Bharat Fritz Werner steps into a new centenary of growth and part of its green endeavour, excellence the company recycles and reuses all waste water on the BFW gardens. Over 2,000 people The company hosts regular blood celebrated the BFW Golden Jubilee in donation camps and is associated with the three cultural shows in November. the Bangalore Kidney Foundation.

Caterpillar Plans Engine Plant in India

ABB Gets ` 175 Crore Order from Powergrid Corporation

A leading maker of construction and mining equipment, Caterpillar Inc. is setting up a project to produce Perkins branded 4000 series engines in India with an investment of $ 150 million. The location however is yet-to-be identified.

India’s leading power and automation technology group—ABB—has won an order worth about ` 175 crore from Powergrid Corporation of India to supply equipment for the Champa transmission substation in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

The proposed project will be the first Perkins engine plant for Caterpillar outside the UK Rich Lavin – Group President and Executive Office Member – Caterpillar Inc., said, “The proposed Perkins engine plant would have an initial capacity of 3,000 numbers a year. This would be scaled up to 5,000 a year subsequently. Caterpillar would be hoping to export half the number produced at the proposed plant to serve the needs of countries in and around the region.” Caterpillar would primarily focus on industrial clients to hawk its Perkins engines. The company would also be pumping in an additional investment of $ 62 million into its existing off-highway truck manufacturing facility near here. The new investment was to expand the truck capacity. 46

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The Champa substation will be a pooling station receiving power at 765 and 400 kilovolt (kv) and is part of Powergrid’s plan to build a stronger national grid in India “We are already executing several 765 kV substation projects for Powergrid and this success reiterates our partnership approach and long-term customer focus,” said Peter Leupp, ABB’s head of Power Systems. ABB will be involved in engineering, design, supply, installation and commissioning of the 765 kv and 400 kv switchyards, including the civil works. Key products to be supplied include

circuit breakers, current transformers, capacitive voltage transformers, surge arrestors and protection, control and relay panels.

Freudenberg Forays into Indian Electrical Vehicle Market The Freudenberg Group—a Gemany based family owned company worth € 5.4 billion—stepped into the fast growing Indian market for electrical vehicles with 100,000 electrical scooters estimated to be on the road already. The company’s special coating for battery separators helps to prevent possible short circuits in lithium-ion batteries, which is expected to make e-mobility safer. Freudenberg has developed a separator that increases the intrinsic safety of battery cells and thus helps to prevent possible explosions. For this purpose, a wafer-thin polyester fabric is coated with a paste. The product is a result of indigenous innovation at the company’s R&D facilities worldwide. As the world’s largest manufacturer of non-wovens, world market leader in sealing and vibration control technology, and a specialist for filters and mechatronic products, Freudenberg intends to become the leading component manufacturer for this highly promising futureoriented technology.

News, Views & Analysis Metrol, Japan opens its Indian subsidiary in Bengaluru Developers of the world’s first tool setter for lathes—Metrol Co. Ltd—has opened its Sales and Marketing operation in Bengaluru. The company is a leading tool setter and ultra precision switch manufacturer. Metrol Corporation India will begin its Indian journey from IMTEX 2012-Forming Exhibition. Suraj Giri, Country Head says, “With an Indian presence, Metrol can understand Indian customer’s specific requirements better and design customised tool setter / sensors and deliver much faster than anybody else in the market.”

 The Indian subsidiary will quicken the delivery of these Japanese products.

The tool setters manufactured by the Japanese developer are widely used by more than 100 machine tool builders

Danfoss India Opens Psychrometric Lab in Chennai Danfoss Industries Pvt Ltd, a leader in mechanical and electronic components and solutions, has opened of its new PsychrometricTest Lab for their Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (RC) division at Chennai. The inaugural event held recently was attended by key customers from the HVAC & R industry in addition to the Danfoss executive committee members. Danfoss’ Psychrometric Test Lab is first of its kind in the country with stateof-the-art facilities and technological prowess required to test refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment. Speaking on the occasion A Rajesh Premchandran, Vice President, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Danfoss India said “I am delighted to announce the opening of our new Psychrometric Test Lab for the Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (RC) division. Given the increasing demand for our products across the country, we deemed it necessary to provide our customers with a technologically advanced lab in order to test refrigeration and airconditioning equipment. As a company, we are committed to providing our customers with the best and strive toward increasingly improving upon the same.” The lab aids testing to help its customers obtain accurate results and 48

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certified reports quickly, conveniently and cost-effectively. The Psychrometric Test Lab also helps Danfoss partner with its customers to develop efficient and environment friendly appliances by helping customers in reducing their time to market, optimizing system performance and improving system reliability. Key salient features of the lab include testing equipment with all existing and most of the new refrigerants, capacities varying from 2-50 TR, quicker stabilisation and much more. Testing can also be done as per all the requisite standard design guidelines.

Honda to Increase Production Capacity Outside Japan The company plans to shift a major chunk of its manufacturing to North America over the next two years, increasing production capacity in the region by as much as 40 per cent to

across 20 countries. “India is an emerging market with presence of major leaders of machine builders from across the world and growing presence of indigenous machine builders in the world market, its right time to concentrate and develop the market for METROL products,” adds Giri. Metrol also manufactures precise and cost effective touch sensors that will benefit Indian Automation Industry in the long run. “Our products will not only help reduce the burden of everyday increasing labour cost but will also help Indian Companies to achieve desired efficiency and accuracy from their machines,” said Giri.

combat a strengthening yen that has made Japanese cars too expensive to export around the world. The Japanese car maker is also accelerating its move away from Japanese manufacturing after huge challenges this year. Natural disasters and the yen’s gains pummeled its production and profit. It also confronts a vastly different market than a few years ago: the US auto industry is revitalised and customers that once brought Civic have turned up their noses at its latest model. Honda, which produced 1.29 million vehicles in North America in 2010, plans to build a new plant in

Celaya, Mexico, and expand all seven of its existing assembly plants, aiming to build just short of two million cars and trucks a year, The company expects its North American sales to rise, especially as the US auto market recovers from a historic downturn. The company expects to significantly increase exports from North America to markets around the world.

News, Views & Analysis QuEST Acquires Engineering Division of GKN Aerospace Bengaluru-based aerospace engineering design firm QuEST has acquired GKN Aerospace Engineering Services. This sale to QuEST creates a powerful engineering specialist operation, able to operate as an effective strategic partner to GKN Aerospace and many other customers worldwide. It adds 290 skilled engineering personnel to the 2,800 professionals  Ajit Prabhu, CEO, QuEST Global Engineering already employed by QuEST across their 18 global delivery centres. “This acquisition will enhance very pleased to bring rich engineering our engineering capabilities close to talent from Britain and Australia as our customers in Europe. We are a result of acquiring the GKN asset,”

VARGUS Expands Presence in India VARGUS Ltd—a leading manufacturer of high-quality cutting, grooving and hand-deburring tools for the metals and plastics industries—has expanded its presence in India with a new VARGUS subsidiary.

On the new subsidiary Harry Ehrenberg – President – VARGUS Ltd said, “We are pleased to establish our newest subsidiary, VARGUS India. While we have been active in the Indian market for over 15 years, we recently decided to upgrade our presence in India by establishing our own subsidiary so that we can offer greater support and service to our end-users and channel partners.” VARGUS currently serves Indian customers through its professional and reliable network of channel partners that reaches all regions of the country. Located in Pune in the state of Maharashtra, VARGUS India will provide its world renowned solutions for customers from various industries such as oil and gas, valves and fittings, automotive, defense and general engineering industries. VARGUS India will be led by Vishal 50

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Chawla, the newly appointed National Business Development Manager together with Prasad Phadnis – National Sales Manager. “While the Indian market has experienced dramatic growth in recent years, we have also noticed that Indian customers have become increasingly demanding and quality conscious, demonstrating an ever greater focus on service and solutions as opposed to product. Therefore our efforts in India will be concentrated on adding more technical support and service than ever before in order to be customer ready 24/7,” commented Ehrenberg.

Siemens Extends Industry Software Contract with Procter & Gamble Co Siemens has extended the contract with Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G), that will give P&G global access to a wide spectrum of software from Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division and a

said Ajit Prabhu, CEO, QuEST Global Engineering. QuEST has also entered into a long-term agreement to provide engineering skills and resources to support GKN Aerospace’s long-term growth strategy. GKN’s customer base includes AgustaWestland, Airbus, Boeing, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Rolls Royce and Sikorsky, among others. “This is a significant step in our strategic development. In forming this relationship with QuEST, we are playing to our mutual strengths,” GKN Aerospace Aerostructures Europe President and CEO Phil Swash said.

leading provider of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software and services, and to Comos, Siemens’ leading global plant engineering software for holistic project assets across the complete lifecycle of an industrial plant and its equipment. P&G has used Siemens PLM Software’s technology since the 1980s and currently has thousands of users deployed across the enterprise. Comos plant engineering software has been in use at P&G since 2009 and is the premier portfolio for lifecycle engineering for complex industries. “Innovation is the lifeblood at P&G. I believe Siemens’ robust PLM and lifecycle engineering software has helped us secure an engineering competitive advantage to help deliver meaningful innovation to our consumers,” said Irv Kieback, Director – Engineering – P&G’s Household Care Business Unit. “P&G’s Purpose is to touch and improve lives, and Siemens is a key enabler in that endeavor.” “P&G is an important, long term client for our business and we are very pleased to have the opportunity to continue to work on the next phase of our relationship,” said Andreas Geiss – Vice President – Comos industry solutions, Siemens. “Siemens is committed to delivering best-in-class technology to address the growing complexity of the consumer package goods market.”

News, Views & Analysis Schuler Wins BMW Supplier Innovation Award 2011 The first-ever BMW Supplier Innovation Award 2011 has been won by the Schuler Group. Its press line with ServoDirect drive bagged the prize in the Productivity category. The key criterias for the BMW award were, ‘the performance, significantly enhanced productivity and cost savings achieved by the servo press line’. At its headquarters in Munich, the car

 Stefan Klebert (with Hinrich Woebcken, BMW’s Head of Purchasing and Supplier Network Indirect Purchasing) is delighted with the BMW Supplier Innovation Award

manufacturer’s executive board honoured suppliers in nine categories for their outstanding innovations. Stefan Klebert – CEO – Schuler accepted the prestigious trophy on behalf of the company in the presence of BMW’s Executive Board members Deiss (purchasing) and Draeger (development). At the award ceremony, Klebert stated, “Schuler may have received the award, but it was won by our entire work force. It is recognition for our excellence in engineering and many years of partnership with BMW. The award underlines the outstanding performance of our high-speed servo presses.” The BMW Group was the first car manufacturer to adopt Schuler’s ServoDirect technology in 2008. Experts regard it as an extremely efficient production system in the field of car body construction. It can produce at least 20 per cent more parts per minute than conventional press lines. This quantum 52

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leap in technology has established itself on the market and is now the standard for all leading car manufacturers.

DISA Organises Symposium on ‘New Trends in Moulding Technology’ A leading foundry machinery manufacturer across the world—and present in India for over 25 years— offering advanced process technology, organised a unique one-day symposium on ‘New trends in moulding technology’; was held on 15th December at The Taj Bengal, Kolkata. “This symposium was aimed at educating all those present during the session in terms of knowledge-sharing and valuable insights that make up the foundry industry. We are indeed pleased with the turnout at the event and are hopeful of organising many more in the future. I am pleased that industry stalwarts are understanding the need for sharing best practices via such forums— for this is how we can contribute toward the holistic development of the industry.” said Viraj Naidu – Managing Director – DISA India Ltd. The one day event comprised of three technical sessions covering topics such as Moulding machines and latest trends, Sand plant, surface  Viraj Naidu preparation/shot blasting, dust extraction system, after-market business and spares and services. The symposium also witnessed about 50 delegates from 30 foundries in and around Kolkata and Jamshedpur. DISA is looking forward to organise more such symposiums. DISA has also shown a glimpse of its new moulding machine which will soon be launched at IFEX 2012. In line with globalisation and the strong integration drive to create a ‘global corporation’, the DISA India team is now looked upon as the major driver for growth of the company

worldwide. The company manufactures moulding, shot blast equipment, dust extraction and control systems. It provides aftermarket services and spare parts mostly to all its customers in India.

Coimbatore to Host INTEC 2012 in January The Coimbatore District Small Industries Association (CODISSIA) is organising the 13th edition of the international industrial trade fair, ‘INTEC 2012’. The event will be held from 4th - 9th January, 2012 at Codissia Trade Fair Complex in Coimbatore. Aimed at bringing together the very best in technological advancement, the event will see a congregation of various Industries exhibiting their finest innovations and services. The 2012

edition is expected to have more than 570 stalls. Exhibitors profile includes machine tools and accessories, hydraulics and pneumatics, material handling equipment, foundry equipment, pump and fittings, precision tools, cutting tools, dies & moulds, instrumentation and automation, industrial electrical and electronics, general engineering, machinery and process industry, software solution for industry, etc. VDMA Germany Machinery and Plant Manufacturers Association, Bavarian section, along with 10 German participating companies are among the prestigious foreign exhibitors. Other foreign exhibitors include companies from Korea, USA, Switzerland, Japan, UK, China, Singapore, Luxembourg, Kuwait and Taiwan. The consul general of USA and the high commission of Rwanda are also taking part in the INTEC 2012 to deepen their industrial relation with Coimbatore.

News, Views & Analysis IPTEX Promises Convergence of Manufacturing Superlative India’s 2 nd International Exhibition focussed on Gear and Power Transmission Engineering—IPTEX 2012—is scheduled to be held between 9 – 11th February, 2012 at the 2ND INTERNATIONAL POWER TRANSMISSION EXPO Bombay Exhibition Center, Feb. 9th - 11th, 2012 Mumbai, India. Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai, India The previous event was A GEAR ENGINEERING EVENT attended by over 3000 visitors from various user industry Switzerland, Sweden, Japan, Taiwan, segments from across India and other UAE, etc. countries such as Brazil, Bangladesh, Major players in the industry such China, Ethiopia, Germany, Italy, as Bonfiglioli, Gleason, KTR Coupling, Japan, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Carl Zeiss India, DISA India Ltd, New Zealand, South Korea, Francis Klein & Co, MAG India, Bevel Switzerland, Taiwan, UAE, UK, USA. Gears (India) Gears & Gear Drives etc. Active support of American Gear will be showcasing at IPTEX 2012. Manufacturers’ Association (AGMA) The premier event is expected to and their participation at the exposition attract high level officials and decision was encouraging. Besides from India, makers from the user industries IPTEX 2012 has received overwhelming such as aerospace, automotive, response from many industry players cement, construction, elevator and from countries like USA, UK, Germany, escalator, food and packaging, general Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, engineering, heavy transportation, Japan, Taiwan, UAE, etc. Other than turbine, amusement park equipment, the host nation—IPTEX 2012 has machine tools, marine, material received overwhelming response from handling, mining, off road vehicle, many industry players from countries paper, petrochemical, plastic, railways, like USA, UK, Germany, Italy, Austria,

robotics, rubber, steel, sugar, textile, thermal plants, wind energy, etc. Concurrent to the expo, a high level seminar will be organised wherein veterans from the industry and user industries will disseminate information on the technological advancements and prevailing trends in the power transmission industry. AGMA has extended their active support for IPTEX 2012 as well and some of their members are likely to participate at the event. AGMA is also co-ordinating a group delegation of their members to visit India who will be a part of the expo and thereafter will visit some of the manufacturing facilities of Indian companies. IPTEX is designed to address the needs of the gear and transmission industry and help bridge the gap between the manufacturers and users. IPTEX will be an ideal platform for you to source latest products such as gears, gear motors, gear machines, metrology products, software, bearing, couplings, lubricants and other power transmission products.

Hexagon Metrology Renews Framework Agreement with EADS

the favoured global suppliers of the EADS group for portable metrology solutions,” said Méhand Idri – EMEA Business Development Manager – Leica Geosystems Metrology Products.

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Hexagon Metrology, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) have renewed their framework contract till

2014, with respect to Hexagon Metrology’s Leica Geosystems’ portable measurement technology. Hexagon Metrology acquired Leica Geosystems in 2005. “This contract reaffirms our ability to assert ourselves as one of

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News, Views & Analysis Rolls-Royce and Hindustan Aeronautics Commence Construction of New Manufacturing Facility our strong collaboration we have This state-of-the-art facility progressively contributed to is owned by International the development of the Indian Aerospace Manufacturing Pvt aerospace industry. This groundLtd (IAMPL) a joint venture breaking event marks a milestone between Rolls-Royce and in the relationship between both HAL, formed in 2010. our companies that will extend, This 7,200 sq m purposewell into the future.” built production facility Anil Shrikhande, Presidentwill produce components, India, Rolls-Royce, said, “This for the technologically new manufacturing facility advanced Trent family of demonstrates our commitment civil aero engines, as well as to the long-standing partnership for a number of marine and with HAL. We plan to develop energy gas turbines. Located  Dignitaries of HAL and Rolls-Royce keenly looking at the building IAMPL as a centre of excellence, near the HAL airport, the model of International Aerospace Manufacturing Pvt Ltd (IAMPL), with the latest manufacturing facility will start production a joint venture company of HAL and Rolls-Royce at the groundbreaking ceremony at Bangalore techniques and training in 2012. IAMPL will programmes. IAMPL furthers incorporate the latest Rollsour common objective of enhancing Deshmukh, Chairman, HAL said, Royce manufacturing techniques high value-added manufacturing in “Rolls-Royce and HAL have been and will create job opportunities India and will also contribute to the strategic partners since 1956 when for highly skilled technicians and country’s growing aerospace and HAL started producing the Orpheus engineers in India. Commenting on technology industry.” engine under licence. As a result of the ground-breaking occasion, PV

Bosch to Invest on Aftermarket Business in Three Years The Auto component manufacturer will invest up to Rs 250 crore in its aftermarket business in the next three years as it aims to increase revenue from the division to Rs 3,000 crore. The firm that is aiming for Rs 2,000 crore revenue from the aftermarket business this fiscal said it will also enhance its training centers for mechanics to 15 in the next three years from 11 currently. “We will invest Rs 200 crore to Rs 250 crore in the next three years to expand our aftermarket business. This will include ramping up of car service centers from 750 to 800 outlets from the current 500 across the country,” S Muralidharan – Vice-President, Automotive aftermarket – Bosch Ltd. On revenues from the aftermarket division, Muralidharan said “It is growing at a strong double digits rate and we expect this to continue. We are hoping to cross Rs 3,000 crore turnover in the next three years from 54

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about Rs 2,000 crore that we are expecting in this fiscal.” The company is currently conducting about two raids every day in different parts of the country, he added. Commenting on spreading its training centre network for automotive mechanics, Muralidharan said in the next three years it will be increased to 15 from 11 at present. He also said the company expects to train about 25,000 people this year and it will be doubled in the next three years.

Magna to Produce Solar-Plant Components in Arizona, US Tier One automotive supplier Magna International Inc is all set to open a new plant in Arizona to manufacture metal structures and roll-formed components for solarenergy installations. Cosma Power Systems will be an operating unit of Magna’s Cosma International metalforming subsidiary. Arizona’s Renewable Energy Tax Incentive Program was used to draw

Magna to the state. No budget was announced for the 166,000 sq ft plant, though the company informed it will employ up to 60 workers producing structural components for photovoltaic, concentrated photovoltaic, and concentrated solar power plants. “As a world-leading metalforming supplier, Cosma is applying its 50plus years of expertise to better serve the renewable energy industry,” Horst Prelog, President, Cosma said. “We have manufacturing know-how and program management expertise that is highly sought by other industries. This new facility reflects our commitment to leverage our capabilities in this industry while at the same time remaining a strong supplier partner to our automotive customers.” Cosma International mainly produces automotive vehicle frames, chassis systems, and body-in-white systems, though recently it has acquired several aluminum foundries to produce automotive structural castings too.

NEWS, VIEWS & ANALYSIS National Productivity Summit 2011 GOOGLE and KKR Join Hands for Acquiring Solar PV Projects in California Google, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co LP (together with its affiliates, “KKR”), and Recurrent Energy today announced an investment in a portfolio of solar Photo Voltaic (PV) facilities serving the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD). The portfolio of projects is financed with a combination of debt and equity, which includes a significant equity investment from Google in addition to equity from SunTap Energy RE LLC (SunTap), a new venture formed today by KKR to invest in solar projects in the US “The investment is a clear demonstration of solar’s ability to attract private capital from well-established investors like Google and KKR,” said Arno Harris, CEO, Recurrent Energy. “This transaction provides an example of the direction solar is headed as a viable, mainstream part of our energy economy.”

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The four solar PV facilities included in the transaction will provide 88 MW of power to SMUD and were the first to be awarded as part of the utility’s FeedIn Tariff Program (FIT) introduced in January 2010. Construction on three of the Sacramento, CA, area projects will be complete early in 2012, with the fourth coming online later in the year. The projects are expected to generate nearly 160,000,000 kWh in their first year of operation, which is roughly equivalent to offsetting the electricity consumption of more than 13,000 average US homes.

Google’s investment in these projects brings its total invested to more than $ 915 million in renewable energy projects. The company has invested in a wide range of technologies, from transmission to the world’s largest wind and solar power tower projects. This represents Google’s first investment in US in utility scale solar PV. “Google’s commitment to clean energy continues to be a core value for the company,” said Axel Martinez, Assistant Treasurer, Google. “Over the past 18 months, Google has made investments in the sector that not only help deploy hundreds of megawatts of sustainable power, but also enable new and exciting business opportunities. We’re excited to be supporting KKR’s entrance into the renewable energy sector in the US We hope the sector continues to attract new sources of capital.”

Technology & Innovation Your gateway to the latest trends and technologies worldwide

Quick-change Pallet Module Manufacturing is all about cost saving; the electric version of the quick-change pallet module can make a cost saving of almost 60 per cent. In this new technology, instead of being actuated by compressed air, the technology study of the electric module is actuated via a torque motor, and a separate engine control is no longer required. An electric version of quick-change pallet module is the latest technology in the industry and can effectively replace its pneumatic counterpart as a pneumatic supply is more expensive. It not just helps in cost saving but is also easy to maintain,” explains Satish Sadasivan – Managing Director – SCHUNK Intec India Pvt. Ltd A patented drive concept provides for pull-in forces of up to 1000 N.

Five-axis CMM Inspection A five-axis measuring head and probe system can produce impressive results in the measurement of feature-rich parts—such as powertrain components and complex, doubly-curved surfaces— including those found in aerofoils and turbine blades. For example, the time taken on a measurement application involving a range of aero-engine blisk features was reduced from 46 minutes to 4 minutes 30 seconds, while the time needed to inspect 12 valve seats and guide bores on an automotive cylinder head was cut from nearly 30 minutes to just 3 minutes and 42 seconds. After reading these results, many mould-making companies are asking whether five-axis inspection offers similar benefits in speed and accuracy for their companies.

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The electric module is self-locking and positive-locking via a spring package. Therefore, it doesn’t require any energy; when in the clamped status: for locking or unlocking purposes the motor is only actuated for a few seconds. Since the clamping status can be easily monitored via the torque motor, the electric module

to optimally tune the behaviour of the base mechanical system. Viscous couplings are purely mechanical and respond tunably to the speed difference across them. Active couplings receive information about vehicle behaviour and environment to direct torque in the driveline, achieving the goals of the vehicle manufacturer. Geared centre differentials, including the innovative DualDiff, provide a differentiated and cost effective alternative to on-demand AWD. A vehicle (usually a car) where all four wheels are driven. Most are fulltime systems for year-round driving, and use a viscous fluid coupling center differential instead of a transfer case to route drive torque to all four wheels. This allows the front and rear wheels to turn at slightly different speeds when turning on dry pavement.

Spin Extrusion Hollow shape component approaches, applied to shafts and similar workpieces,

is particularly suitable for automated mass production. With a 99 mm diameter, and a 20 mm clamping pin diameter, it offers excellent conditions for taking full advantage in the machine room, and for direct clamping of small work pieces. In a fast clamping procedure the clamping pin is positioned via a short taper, then fixed with three clamping slides, and finally clamped at a repeat accuracy of less than 0.005 mm. Every functional part, such as base body, clamping pin and clamping slide are made of stainless steel. As one of the parts of the world’s largest modular system for highly efficient work piece clamping, the module can be now combined with numerous clamping pallets, clamping vices and multi- clamping stations.

represent a major potential for groundbreaking innovations in lightweight engineering and safety designs. Among suitable forming technologies, spin extrusion is a pioneering and particularly flexible hollow-shaping technique. All outside form elements, straight or stepped cylinders, cones or spherical rotation elements emerge just from the kinematics of tools. The inside hollow shapes—for example, circular crosssections, shaft to collar connections such as spherical triangles, polygons, splines or dovetail forms—are manufactured with a shaping mandrel. Spin extrusion can be applied first and foremost at dimensions that are unattainable with other techniques. The application includes hollow shafts, thick-walled cups and semi-finished tubular products that are not to be found in off-the-shelf crosssections. In these cases the possibility for using of massive bars is connected with very high price advantages. Furthermore material-saving machining is attracting special attention for high-grade materials. The work-piece is clamped in a chuck

Technology & Innovation Hydro-forming Hydro-forming uses fluid pressure in place of the punch in a conventional tool set to form the part into the desired shape of the die. The technique is very useful for producing whole components that would otherwise be made from multiple stampings joined together. For example, a typical chassis component that would normally be made by pressing up to six channel sections and joining by spot welding can be hydro-formed as a single part. Considerable mass savings are possible through eliminating the flanges required for welding and using thinner steel. Yet stiffness is maintained owing

Lightweight Connecting Rod Connecting rods are dynamic engine components under a great deal of stress and the way they are designed is determined to a great extent by their vibration resistance and operational strength. The component parts of crankshaft, connecting rod, piston and piston pin from the engines crank drive. When weight is reduced in oscillating masses, this spells out smellers mass forces, which has a positive impact on dynamic motor properties, fuel consumption and mechanical strain in the crank drive. This is the reason why lighter crankshafts offer new ways to design the entire subassembly of the crank drive. The changed strain placed on the connecting rods holds the promise of new opportunities for lightweight connecting rod design and the general connecting rod design may be analysis with a closed or open bridge between the small and large eye.

to the elimination of the discontinuous spot-welded joints. This new process, popularised by design studies which suggest that automobiles can be made much lighter by using hydro-formed components made of steel. Structural strength and stiffness can be improved and the tooling costs reduced because several components can be consolidated into one hydro-formed part. Components manufactured by forming can springback (the undergo elastic distortion on removing the component from the die). This effect is apparently smaller in hydro-formed components.

Super LSD

Another area of application for numerical simulations is assessing and evaluating mechanical and thermal stability of layer-substrate composites. Beyond this, simulations are also useful for achieving relevant material characteristic quantities in particular of failure parameters. This is the reason why several research projects at the Fraunhofer IWU are concentrating on simulating test processes for characterising material parameters and modeling damage properties of layers (layer delamination and crack formation) where simulation calculations are used in combination with special experiments for determining unknown failure parameters. One typical area of application is enhancing layer thicknesses to achieve the desired strength and avoid critical concentrations of stress in the layersubstrate interface.

Milling Thermally Sprayed Hard Metals

Process Automation Layer-Substrate Enhancement It is becoming increasingly desirable to use wearing protection coatings even with hydroforming tools. There are combined stresses due to the high level of contact pressure and friction shearing stress that makes it especially important to design it suitable to the type of loading and coating while applying the tool geometry and properties of the combination of layers and substrate.

Performance characteristics with nonlinear interrelationships Performance characteristics with non-linear interrelationships are estimated from test data and generate higher dimensional maps. This technique is also used in the “Virtual Reference Grinding” project, which was awarded the FraunhoferGesellschaft’s Joseph von Fraunhofer prize, to eliminate unevenness in large dry cylinders.

Innovative Super Limited Slip Differential (LSD) is the latest effective technology in front and rear axle/trans-axle applications, offering robust performance and versatility for front-wheel-drive, all-wheeldrive, and rear-wheel-drive drivelines. Super LSD is a cost effective compact torque-sensing limited slip differential design which improves vehicle traction and handling. It is lightweight and reliable and is easily packaged in place of an open differential and is compatible with AFT and gear oils.

Using hard metal in tool and mold making frequently appears to be uneconomical due to the high level of material and machining costs. Previous options have not offered any form of efficient or economic hard metal machining with complex-contour geometries. State-of-the-art production techniques such as high-velocity oxy fuel enable us to apply the hard metal material onto highly stressed tool zones which makes it possible to measurably improve protection against wear and tear. These layers have hardnesses in excess of 1,000 HV, giving them approximately the same properties as sintered hard metals, although they require a final finishing in spite of a high level of dimensional accuracy. A new and even highly economical machining option is milling thermally sprayed hard metals where setting up the process and selecting tools in alignment with the technique make it possible to measurably boost economy and flexibility. We were able to document a 60 per cent reduction in costs for hard metal machining with geometrically intricate contours in comparison to conventional techniques (such as contour grinding or electric discharge machining – EDM). Finally, milling of hard metal with super hard cutting materials not only generates a virtually damage-free edge zone, but also excellent surface qualities.

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India is a potential business destination for us... ...points out C C Wang, President of Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI). In a world where challenges and opportunities come in the same basket; growth, development and power is no longer a monopoly of bigger nations. In a tête-à-tête with Debarati Basu, Wang tracks the growth pattern of the Taiwanese industry, explaining how the nation rose through all adversities and positioned itself as a potential competitor in the global arena. 64

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Q How is Taiwan emerging as a

preferred destination in the global competition? The Taiwan machine tool industry had reached a historical high in 2008 with an annual production value of $ 4.83 billion and $ 3.72 billion in export but the impact of financial crisis in 2009 had hit the industry badly. The production

value of the industry reduced to $ 2.27 billion while the export value settled at $ 1.74 billion. This was almost 50 per cent of what we had achieved the earlier year. However, last year, in 2010, Taiwan experienced a dramatic recovery from the impact. We witnessed a rapid recovery and in 2010 the annual production reached $ 3.88 billion while the exports touched

C C Wang $ 2.96 billion. The industry was up by 70 per cent as compared to 2009. This recovery was mainly due to an increase in demand from the Asian market. This year we have developed a good export market in various countries across the world including China, India, Thailand, Turkey, Brazil, Malaysia, Korea and Indonesia.

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Europe has witnessed a struggling economy. In what ways did it impact Taiwan’s performance? The Taiwanese industry provides high performance quality machines at a competitive price to the global market. However, after the Euro-crunch, the European customers have not been able to match the price scale that we offer. With the economic depression, we have not been able to get the returns on the machines. Also, prices have been a major setback for us from the European clients over the last quarters.

C C Wang – President of Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) With the unstable economy and market conditions, no one can forecast even the near future. Under such conditions, customers today cannot wait for long periods for the machines to arrive so as to take their investments further. We have to deliver fast.

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export oriented. Yet, what is the status of Taiwan’s dependency on imports? We mainly depend on imports for CNC consoles, servo motors and high precision bearings from Japan, Germany and other countries. But apart from high performance CNC consoles, we try and procure most of the key components from our own local market.

Q Acquiring a skilled work force Q The global market today is

eyeing the BRIC nations as a destination of unhindered growth. How important a role does the BRIC nations play in the overall growth of Taiwan’s machine tool industry? China is a very important market for us as 40 per cent of our total exports are made to that nation. India too, is one of the major markets for us as it is a growing hub for automobile, aerospace and heavy machining sectors making it a potential business destination. Brazil and Russia are new markets for us and we are putting a lot of effort to build up a strong customer base there. Apart from the BRIC nations, we also see potential business opportunities in Turkey. Today, Korea too is one of our focus areas as they buy parts and components from our nation for automobile manufacturing. We have an edge in this competition as we provide high performance, high speed machineries at competitive prices.

is a major hurdle in the industry today. How does the Taiwanese industry face this challenge? It is certainly a major problem. We do have collaborations with technical schools and universities; however, finding trained and skilled manpower is not easy. In any shop floor, assembly lines play a vital role with high speed machining and delivery pattern. While colleges edify technical knowledge, the young engineers do not have adequate practical knowledge of assembly lines. For this, the industries and factories are playing their part in training the students to polish their knowledge base in these sectors.

Q It is forecasted that Taiwanese

exports of machine tools will rise 75 per cent by 2015. What are the focus areas and positioning strategies of Taiwanese products in the global market? The most important aspect in the entire manufacturing chain is maintaining a quick delivery time. The industry

is interested to know how fast the machine can be delivered. A good quality machine is of no use if it cannot be delivered faster.

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is the major challenge faced by Taiwan’s machine tool industry? We provide equally competitive products to the market which is high on quality and precision but price plays a major drawback today. With the economic instability in the global market, most European customers are not able do justice to the price of the products.

Q What is the kind of effort put

into R&D? The Government of Taiwan gives a lot of importance to R&D undertaken in the machine tool industry and has allocated special budgets for such activities. While the large and mid-sized companies can put in individual efforts into research activities, similar facility is provided to the smaller companies by the government. Companies who cannot fund their own research can apply for these special budgets and undertake research in collaboration with government funded research organisations and design new machines and technologies. Technical institutes also play an important role where companies perform research along with the resources available with universities and technical schools. The government is also focussing on promoting the ‘Taiwan Brand’ in the global market and have formulated special budgets and schemes for this purpose.

Q How important a role does ‘green

machining’ play in the manufacturing industry of Taiwan? Energy saving is the key to efficient manufacturing today. Most industries in Taiwan are putting in an extra effort into manufacturing green machines and most machine tools comply with energy efficient manufacturing. debarati.basu@infomedia18.in

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SPECIAL FOCUS Cutting into the future

Machining has become indispensable to the modern industry. It is used directly or indirectly in the manufacture of almost all the goods and services being created all over the world. With the Asian economies proving their resilience to external economic turmoil, Swapnil Pillai explores how the business outlook for metal cutting industries in India seems optimistic.

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etal cutting, also referred to as machining, is performed on most manufactured items. The applications range from low-precision machining—such as grinding undesired protrusions from a rough casting—to highprecision machining, which involves working tolerances of less than half the thickness of a human hair (0.0001 inch). Economic considerations are of prime importance when metal cutting is applied to a manufacturing process. The accurate appraisal of economic factor can ultimately dictate conditions for the most efficient use of a cutting tool. Proper choice of a cutting tool can lead to major economic improvements in a machining operation. Recently, there have been various developments 68

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in machining operations based on the improvements in material properties.

Challenges by Titanium The use of fibre-reinforced plastics in aviation-related production is causing the proportion of titanium alloys used in the aircraft to rise swiftly. In contrast to previous aluminium structures, integral titanium components can be machined only with lower stock removal rates, many companies are intensifying their efforts to achieve increased productivity levels in the titanium sector. In order to counter the high static process forces involved in titanium machining and general heavy-chip removal, companies have now developed shrink-fit chucks with an adapted tool clamping system: the shrink-fit chuck features positivelocking cams that engage in grooves

machined into the tool shank. This prevents the tool from being pulled out due to a high axial process force encountered. Generous use of waterbased cooling lubricants is the current state of the art for titanium-cutting applications. In this context, tool’s useful lifetime can be significantly improved by using coolants developed specifically for titanium machining.

The Age of Lasers Lasers are gaining steadily in acceptance as a manufacturing instrument. In fields where ultra-hard ceramic materials could hitherto be machined only by grinding, laser systems can now be integrated. Lathes use the laser for hybrid outer machining of silicone nitride ceramics. The energy of the laser beam focussed in front of the blade lowers the flow moisture

Cutting into the future point of the material concerned, enabling turning operations to be performed with diamond tools. Using lasers opens up further options for metallic materials such as extra hardening, adding hardaggregate particles or micro-structuring local component sections. If hardaggregate particles are used, tungsten or titanium carbides are employed, which with their ceramic properties and in particular their extreme hardness improve resistance to wear and tear. In machining centres, laser systems can be used in parallel to classical metal-cutting tools, so as to provide 5-axis-machined component surfaces with microstructures. Depending on the material being machined and the removal rate involved, users can choose between fibre, diode and pico-second lasers. Laser cutting systems for machining sheetmetal are now available with fibre lasers due to which companies are now able to machine not only steel materials but also non-ferrous materials like copper, brass and titanium. Linear drives enable positioning speeds of up to 240 m/min to be achieved. In laser machining of stainless steel sheets in a thickness of one mm, cutting speeds of up to 60 m/min are possible. Using fibres means that elaborate and costly optics for beam guidance can be dispensed with, and the space requirement can be downsized.

Eco-friendly Machining Rapid implementation from drawing board to cut piece, short setup time, high precision, high cutting speeds, safe for the operator and the environment are some of the legitimate requirements from the manufacturing industry. Various cutting methods come very close to meet these requirements and the best among them is the water jet cutting. Used primarily in applications where the conventional cutting, chipremoving or thermal processes fail to produce the desired cutting quality. In contrast to thermal cutting technologies, waterjet cutting does not cause any thermal stress in the material. This effectively prevents material hardening 70

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Abundant Opportunities Bhavin B Mavani, Managing Director & Country Manager - India & Thailand, KMT Waterjet Looking at the growth projections of Indian economy and potential in the market, I estimate that Indian waterjet cutting industry will grow with similar pace over next few years.

Yoshito Uehara San, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tungaloy Corporation The Power sector is especially doing well in India due to developments in new and high areas of consumption. Similarly the growth in the aerospace industry in the country is resulting in greater application of metal cutting tools.

and warping. In addition, no hazardous fumes, splashes or molten by-products are produced. According to Bhavin B Mavani – Managing Director and Country Manager – India and Thailand – KMT Waterjet, “I have observed dramatic growth in the size of Indian waterjet cutting industry in the last couple of years. As it happens in any market, this has brought in a lot of competition, not only among system manufacturers and suppliers but also among the waterjet cutting job shops in the country. This growth has also raised the degree of awareness regarding advantages and uniqueness of a waterjet cutting system to perform wide range of applications to cut almost every material with the same system. Looking at the growth projections of the Indian economy and potential in the market, I estimate that Indian waterjet cutting industry will grow with similar pace over the next few years. This will also raise the demand for economical but still reliable waterjet cutting systems from suppliers who have a strong after sales and service network.”

The growth rate in the India has improved steadily, and is today among one of the highest in Asia. Similar improvements have taken place in the saving and investment rates, and in the integration with the global economy. Developments in India are clearly the predominant factor in the improved economic performance of South Asia. Investments into developing the infrastructure of the country have steadily increased over the years and will continue the upward swing due to various initiatives undertaken by the government of India. According to Yoshito Uehara San – President and Chief Executive Officer, Tungaloy Corporation, “The Power sector is especially doing well in India due to developments in new and high areas of consumption. Similarly the growth in the aerospace industry in the country is resulting in greater application of metal cutting tools. Also, the automobile sector in India is projected to grow steadily in the near future. We are also seeing a lot of developments in the oilfield and the medical segments in India in the coming years.”

Strengthening the Indian Connect To make the most of the opportunities presented by the growing economy, the government should promote the metalworking industry by initiating strategies to boost exports which should encompass proactive marketing efforts, encouraging increased participation in international trade fairs, investment in export market developments and increase efforts to improve brand equity of machine tools. To become globally competitive, Indian companies should adhere to the European Product Certification norms. Distributor management policy would also have a significant role to play along with adopting a cluster approach and appointing country co-coordinators in target markets. In competing countries such as China, Taiwan and Korea, direct governmental assistance is extended to their machine tool industry. It is time for the Indian policy makers to recognise the bigger picture this sector can play in the economy. swapnil.pillai@infomedia18.in

SPECIAL FOCUS Metal Cutting Technologies

Precision Re-engineered As new application areas open-up in metalworking, the industry is witnessing new trends in machining technology, especially in automobiles, aerospace, energy and infrastructure. Registering a phenomenal growth, the metal cutting sector is garnering user attention with its latest technological advancements. Nishant Kashyap traces the evolving need for such developments for the industry.

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he metal cutting industry is well-known for catering to the automotive and aerospace industry for all types of vehicles. Metal cutting components constitute a major portion of inputs to these industries. Hence, there is a relentless drive to push for low tooling costs and quick deadlines. This has led countries from the West to focus on new tooling sources in the East where, costs are far low, and the companies get quality products within a stipulated time period.

Global Technological Trend In this competitive age, the production systems should be increasingly productive, environment friendly, precise, reproducible, and especially cost-effective. This requires optimally adapted processes with minimum stoppage and setup times. In addition, large forces in combination with high velocities are required for pressing, this call for advanced control technology. Manufacturers of production machines demand expandability and flexibility to meet customer requirements efficiently and cost-effectively. Due to limitations, high cost, speed and adverse side-effects of traditional metal cutting methods, chipless machining processes and technologies have been developed, such as automation, Numeric Control (NC) technique, electric discharge machining, waterjet, plasma cutting system 72

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and laser machining techniques.

Plasma Cutting The plasma cutting process, as used in the cutting of electrically conductive metals, utilises this electrically conductive gas to transfer energy from an electrical power source through a plasma cutting torch to the material being cut. The basic plasma arc cutting system consists of a power supply, an arc starting circuit and a torch. These system components provide the electrical energy, ionisation capability and process control that is necessary to produce high quality, highly productive cuts on a variety of different materials. The speed, accuracy and range of materials that plasma cutting system can cut, has attracted automobile and steel companies to use it on a large scale. Plasma arc cutting is cheaper than oxyfuel and even faster especially for cutting steel up to two inches thick. It also provides greater speed than those of laser cutting systems for thickness over 0.125 inches. The plasma cutter has many advantages such as, it is equipped with latest techniques to cut the metal, it prevents the warping and paint damage that occur while cutting, it is faster and cost effective than other equipment and cuts the metal accurately. All these aspects make plasma cutting systems more suitable and have increased demand in the industry. “High definition plasma cutting has made

Metal Cutting Technologies huge advancements in cut quality and is the most cost effective cutting process in the metal cutting field. Plasma units give a much improved cut with less angle and dross.� says White.

Waterjet Technology As one of the most important and extensive processing methods in green manufacturing, waterjet has been proved to be a highly effective method for cutting almost any flat material, including stainless steel and aluminium. Waterjets are considered effective in green technology. First, there is no hazardous waste produced in the process of cutting. Second, since large pieces of reusable scrap material can be cut off, a waterjet prevents unnecessary waste compared to traditional cutting methods. Waterjet cutting has many applications, and there are many reasons why it is preferable over other cutting methods in stainless steel and aluminium. Listed below are some of its advantages:  In waterjet cutting, heat is not generated. This is especially useful for cutting steel and other metals where excessive heat may change the properties of the material  It does not produce any dust or particles that are harmful if inhaled  Waterjet cutting can be easily automated for production use  Waterjets are much lighter than equivalent laser cutters, and can be mounted on an automated robot.

Laser Cutting Laser technology is known for its accuracy and speed. It has proven to be one of the best cutting methods as it is very accurate and saves time. Laser cutting is mostly employed in metalworking and medical industry; it is the best method for making complex shapes in the metal cutting industry and micro-level marking in medical, electrical and electronics industries. High-performance laser can cut wide-ranging thick-to-thin sheet metal. Featuring the smallest size and the lightest weight in its class, the laser can cut up to 25 mm thick mild steel at superb running costs. In the recent years, there has been an increase in demand for high-speed laser cutting to enhance productivity. It is difficult to get required shapes and clarity in many metal cutting processes; this can be resolved by the laser cutting technology. Fibre laser and disc laser are the two technologies that are extensively employed in the metal cutting industry as they are capable of cutting almost any metal.

Evolution of EDM EDM is the most suitable metal cutting method for producing complex geometry and increasing efficiency,

David White, Director, Advanced Robotic Technology Pvt Ltd

High definition plasma cutting has made huge advancements in cut quality and is the most cost effective cutting process in the metal cutting field. Plasma units give a much improved cut with less angle and dross.

EDM also replaces many types of contour grinding operations and eliminates secondary operations such as deburring and polishing. The danger of scrapping a complex or expensive part because of tool breakage is eliminated. It is ideal for machining dies, tools and moulds. Both wire and ram are widely accepted by shops and plants of all sizes, with die and mould shops showing special interest in the latest technical developments. Many latest technical developments are likely to come from the EDM equipment builders. There are various types of products which can be produced using EDM such as dies and moulds. Parts of aerospace, automotive industry and surgical components can also be made by EDM. According to David White, Director, Advanced Robotic Technology Pty Ltd, “These days it is increasingly difficult to find that level of knowledge and skill in the industry. Most companies in the metal cutting industry today employ some form of CAD design. Once the domain of 2D CAD software, the industry is now proliferated with 3D modeling software that can unfold complex shapes into their flat states. Assemblies and weldments can now be designed very efficiently on a desktop computer and output into CAD files for cutting.�

Incremental method Incremental forming is one of the technologies that have emerged as an alternative to conventional sheetmetal forming processes for mass customisation. Incremental sheetmetal forming has established its potential to form complex three dimensional parts without using a matching die. The process locally deforms sheetmetal using a moving tool head achieving high forming limits than those of conventional sheetmetal stamping process. It is constantly adopted by the engineering community due to its flexibility and low cost. The die-less nature in incremental forming provides a competitive alternative for economically and effectively fabricating low-volume functional sheet products. Potential application areas include aerospace industries, customised products in biomedical applications and prototyping in the automotive industry. It is a numerically controlled incremental process that can produce complex shapes from various materials. January 2012 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS

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Gearing Up For Future Demand Cutting metal is a complex and lengthy task, particularly when the metal cutting job calls for a tight tolerance or an odd shape that can not be cut using traditional sawing. To resolve this problems various technologies have been developed and manufacturers are successfully dealing with the demand raised by the customers.

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ver the last few years there have been a number of innovations in the metal cutting industry. Three in particular have made great strides in cut quality, efficiency and low maintenance.

High definition plasma has become the cutting method of choice by many steel processing industries. Originally, plasma cutting resulted in poor quality cutting and was expensive to keep up with the consumables. To combat the issue of cut quality, manufacturers have come up with innovative solutions. The new age plasma cutting technologies give a much improved cut with less angle and dross, manufacturers still suffered with excessive consumable usage and high maintenance. These units were able to achieve approximately 400 to 500 pierces per electrode/nozzle set (depending on average length of cut). To summarise the improvements in plasma cutting, it is plain to see that the technology has improved greatly. I have been consistently impressed with some of the manufacturer’s performance like Hypertherm to consistently develop new technology and processes to deliver cut quality, cost efficiency and reliability.

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lasers and is therefore, absorbed much more readily into the metal being cut. This also means that a wider variety of metals can be cut such as copper, etc. The smaller wavelength also means that the new fibre lasers are much more energy efficient. Many people are unaware that CO2

laser is often only about 8 to 10 per cent efficient. The rest of the energy is wasted through heat dissipation in the tubes, requiring much more cooling. In contrast, the new fibre lasers are up to 30 per cent efficient, which is also more beneficial for the environment.

Metal Cutting Methods Another benefit to fibre laser is that the beam is delivered through a lead rather than wave guides and mirrors. This makes integration into profile cutting machines easier as there is no need to protect people from the light path. It does not have any mirrors to adjust or focus, which results in less maintenance. The size of the cutting table is no longer a consideration either as, the fibre can transmit the beam for 50 metres or more. The huge benefit with fibre laser is that one does not need to run lasing gases in the power module. Of course there is still a requirement for cutassist gases. However, a drawback of the fibre laser is that the frequency is particularly hazardous to the human eye. The frequency of fibre laser allows the reflected light to pass through the retina causing permanent damage. It is vital that good protective measures are taken by machine integrators for the safety of operators and other workers in the vicinity. A great option for effective cutting technique is to combine high definition plasma with fibre laser on one machine. This gives user accurate holes and narrow cuts for intricate work and a switch to plasma for the edge profiling. This provides for a capacity to cut thicker plates at a much cheaper cost of high definition plasma.

Aluminium Processing Aluminium is widely used in ship and boat building, as well as many fabrication industries. It has been observed that aluminium can be processed faster and cleaner—with a high speed milling spindle/router— than any other cutting process. We have produced quite a number of these, up to 21 metres in length for the ship building industry. These machines can include an inkjet printing head for direct printing of part numbers, fold lines, etc. This has greatly improved the ability to track components through the fabrication process. Assembly and welding instructions can also be printed directly onto the components.

Role of CAD/CAM Many industries use parametric CAD software for specific products. Parametrics mean that one can have a standard object that can be manipulated through parameters. For example, with a square to round transition operator can specify entry diameter, overall height, X and Y offset, base dimensions, etc. The parametric software will then automatically produce the flattened components along with bend lines. These drawings can then be used by CAM software to produce files that will operate CNC profile cutting machines. There are many components for effective CNC cutting process. While a high-quality CNC machine is an important factor for the efficient cutting of quality products, a good automatic CAM software package is equally as important. It can set user apart from the competition by improving the product quality and value. No matter how sophisticated a CNC machine is, it can not do anything without a good CAD/CAM package. Majority of companies today, are using Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) software for scheduling their whole production environment. Good CAM software is able to interface with this software and can automatically produce cutting files based on current orders or requirements. Often this can be done behind the scenes and can be almost invisible. Modern CAM systems can produce parts labels, nesting reports, costing estimates and much more. Reducing manual input, and also reducing the possibility for human error, while at the same time being cost efficient and hassle-free.

Benefits of Robots Robots can take many forms. In industry, the robotic arm immediately comes to mind. Robotic arms are used extensively in welding cells and assembly lines as they can repeat processes continuously \as long as components have to be assembled. However, the word robot originally

was considered to be synonymous with servant or worker. The word has today, come to be inextricably linked with the word automation, and most people identify the name robot as an automated worker. I tend to class robotics as the entire range of automated machines, and therefore include CNC cutting machines. Some manufacturers are actually using robotic arms as CNC cutting tools for complex tasks such as panel trimming in the automotive industry using laser or plasma cutting tools. By far the most common type of robotic machinery in the metal cutting industry is the CNC profile cutting table. These can be plasma, oxyacetylene, laser, water jet or another metal cutting process. There are many reasons why automated machinery is quickly gaining ground in the metal cutting industry. In many nations labour is the highest cost involved in manufacturing processes. For instance, a particular cutting job took 22 hours to manually perform. Several different options were examined in an attempt to find an automated solution. After some careful evaluation we found that we would be able to perform the same process in less than 10 minutes. This is enough reason for anyone to consider automating their cutting processes. The lack of skilled labour is another prime reason for introducing automation in a factory environment. I must agree that the trend towards robotic cutting machinery is inevitable and will definitely continue long into the future. These machines save many man hours of tedious hard labour, but most importantly they improve the precision and repeatability of the fabricated products. As far as the company itself goes, the main benefits would have to be increased productivity and reduced cost. David White is Director at Advanced Robotic Technology Pvt. Ltd; with over 15 years of experience in metal cutting technologies. Email: david@advancedrobotic.com

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SPECIAL FOCUS Interface In an interview with Swapnil Pillai, Yoshito Uehara San explains the dynamics of the metal cutting industry, the buoyant Indian economy and the new facility at Iwaki inaugurated by Warren Buffet.

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sales and new market opportunities?

We believe in the principle of During the year 2010 – 11 —step by step - but fast We we have been creating the planned our new plant in Iwaki infrastructure and establishing keeping the global as well as our product base. For us the domestic requirements in to reach our end users and mind. Our belief is that by understand their requirement automating the manufacturing first hand, we have opened process, Tungaloy maintains offices across the world. We its competitiveness in the have more than 20 overseas global market while the subsidiaries and this has given manufacturing is done in us an easier access to our Japan. By discarding obsolete vast customer base. Among management procedures for our them, our subsidiaries in the overseas subsidiaries, we have US, China, Brazil and India switched to more cost effective are doing especially well. Our management approaches constant need to grow has lead since becoming a part of the us to launch an array of new IMC Group. For instance, products thus helping us have a earlier an entire Japanese staff stronger foothold in varied areas would manage the overseas of the field. Today, Tungaloy subsidiaries—now, qualified with its impressive product and capable local personnel line is in a position to cater to who are in sync with the local any tooling requirement, from market manage each overseas standard to special. We have subsidiary—saving the expenses endured a severe earthquake, to support Japanese expatriates. yet overcoming all odds we With the saved cost on labour, have launched our new plant at the company opened more Iwaki which was inaugurated overseas subsidiaries. by Warren Buffet during his Since 2009, Tungaloy has visit to Japan last month. almost doubled its overseas sales offices. Tungaloy plans to Q In terms of speed and increase overseas sales by being productivity, how has the close to the customers and by metal cutting segment better serving their needs. Also, evolved? more attention is now given to In today’s fast paced times, the ‘cost to profit’ performance tooling solutions too should ratio. Every new product launch reflect in higher productivity and promotion is analysed to and increase in profits which is ensure profitability. the direct result of high speed cutting tools. We constantly update our ranges with tools Q How has the year 2010 which enable high cutting been for the Tungaloy

Interface speeds and feed rates, thus, benefiting the customers with reduced machining time. All this benefits the customers with higher productivity while reducing overall production costs resulting in more profits. This change has been noticed by our customers as well and they now look forward to more door opening solutions from our end.

Q What are the current trends

and demands in the machine tool industry? Indian customers are investing in the latest high powered machines. Keeping this need in mind we have cutters which can work on higher feed rates, with more number of teeth to enable faster machining. In 2010 – 2011 we have introduced 20 new products keeping up with the development trends in the Indian manufacturing industry. We are launching new cutters to enable high speed machining for the die and mould sector with low depth of cut and high feed capabilities. In addition to that our newly developed tool the DO FEED MINI enables customers with low powered machines to work on high feed rates.

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designs and application features that are gaining prominence? Today, there is a major demand for tools that enable higher productivity. Many areas where up till now only cast iron was being used are switching to aluminium applications. Changes have been noticed in the materials used for aerospace applications with the use of super alloys coming into play. To cater to such requirements we are developing our ranges as the tool geometries for super alloys and aluminium are to be specially designed. Another trend gaining prominence is that of replacing grinding with hard part turning—this is a good application area for Carbon Boron Nitron (CBN) tooling which is a core strength of Tungaloy.

Warren Buffet – Leading Global Investor, Chairman and CEO – Berkshire Hathaway The world has seen the devastating Japan earthquake hit this area and I am proud of all the Japanese people for their hard work. I’ve just visited this amazing company— Tungaloy. The Plant is remarkable, the people are great. This company has an extraordinary future. If I was a young engineer, I would love to work for this company. It’s always a good idea to associate with a rising star like Tungaloy. ”

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expanded insert production facility at Iwaki. On 21 November, 2011, Warren Buffet, the company’s well-known American investor, inaugurated Tungaloy’s new insert production plant in its main factory in Iwaki. The company is planning to increase its production of inserts to 8 million per month by mid-2012 which is a 30 per cent increase from 2010. The new plant is two storeys high, and its total surface area is 15,500 square metres. The factory contains automated press machines supplied by its parent company—International Metalworking Companies (IMC). Grinding machines as well as enormous sintering machines have been installed, allowing the plant to handle all processes from mold making to pressing, sintering, and grinding. The new plant will undertake mass production of inserts, and the pre-existing facility will be used for special products. Furthermore, the Headquarter building at Iwaki plant contains seminar rooms as well as machine tools for conducting cutting tests. It was Buffet’s first visit to Japan, and he congratulated the Tungaloy team on the completion of the new plant.

Q What are the initiatives

undertaken by Tungaloy to reduce its carbon footprint? Tungaloy acquired the ISO14001 certification in 1997 for the first time in the Carbide Tool manufacturing industry in Japan, and this year marks the 14th anniversary. Currently, under the Tungaloy Group’s environmental policy, we have been promoting environmental conservation activities within the Group which comprises business and sales offices at home, and affiliated companies both at home and overseas. As we consider environmental conservation activities to be one of the most important tasks in our management, the Tungaloy Group will continue to make positive efforts to reduce the burden on the environment. Last, but not least, we would like to work more actively to manufacture products that are safe for our customers and are environmental friendly.

Q What are your plans for the

Indian and international markets? We have just entered the Indian market in 2010 with a JV—Tungaloy India Pvt. Ltd India— this is a big and diversified market which is huge in terms of products for domestic and export consumption and we have a huge market to cover. We are competing against the established competitors. We have grown by 100 per cent in 2010 and by over 50 per cent in 2011. We have a very young and dynamic team in India which is widely spread with our channel partners and Tungaloy team members. From 12 channel partners and 10 Tungaloy team members in the beginning of 2010; we now have 45 channel partners and 40 Tungaloy team members. As we mentioned Tungaloy India is also growing with the IMC policy—step by step but fast. swapnil.pillai@infomedia18.in

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Insert Geometry Doubles Hard Milling Throughput Insert Geometry can make a huge difference in throughput, as demonstrated by the gains this manufacturer realised by swapping tools in a long-reach slot-finishing application in hardened tool steel.

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ew jobs deserve a fresh look, despite the instinctive temptation to turn immediately toward tried and true methods and equipment. Zack Hilton of River City Manufacturing and Machine Company (RCMM) says that the approach paid off in revamping a slot-finishing operation in hardened tool steel. That job also exemplified the benefits of minimising contact area between insert and workpiece in milling applications that involve slots, hardened materials and/or long reaches. RCMM’s application involved all three, prompting a representative from Ingersoll Cutting Tools (Rockford, Illinois) to recommend that manufacturer’s Form-MasterV backdraft cutter. By engaging a smaller portion of the insert at higher feeds and speeds than the previous tool, the cutter provided an 80-percent cycle-time reduction, longerlasting edges and more predictable edge wear. Since the tool swap, the shop

 RCMM’s Zack Hilton (left) worked with Ingersoll’s Ondrej Lubinski (right) to find a more effective cutter for a hard-part slot-finishing operation. With the same shank as the previous tool, the Form-MasterV was a drop-in replacement that improved insert edge life and throughput.

has also been confident enough to run the part completely unattended. “The cutter paid for itself after the first piece,” Hilton says.

RCMM opened its doors in 1989 as a two-man shop based in what used to be a livestock building on a small hobby farm in Winona, Minnesota. Most manual equipments gave way to CNC machining in the late ‘90s, and today, the company offers milling, turning, waterjet cutting, heat treating, drafting and more from its modern, 10,000-square-foot facility. The 20-man operation runs 20 hours a day, five days a week, producing mostly repeat orders in small lots for tools, molds and various engine and machine parts. The slot mentioned above is part of a component that goes into a slide mechanism on a chain-fabricating machine. Measuring 12 inches long, 4.322 inches deep and 2.724 inches wide—nearly twice as deep as wide—it is machined in S-7 tool steel hardened to 54-56 HRc. The finish-milling operation, performed to correct for any distortion resulting from heat treating, had to produce a mirror finish. It required removing 0.02 inch of January 2012 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS

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Case Study material from both sides to tolerances of +0.002/-0.000 inch. Hilton first reached for what had become his “go-to” cutter for most milling operations: Ingersoll’s HiPosQuad indexable end mill. However, despite having achieved a great deal of success with this tool on a variety of other jobs, he found that the tool’s insert edges would rupture unpredictably while engaged in the deep slot. Having to stop and change inserts midway through the cut would cause a production bottleneck on a part with good reorder potential. This would also leave track marks on a surface with a stringent finish requirement. Rather than settling for a familiar but less-than-efficient process, he decided to look for a new tool. Fortunately, the Hi-PosQuad is part of Ingersoll’s “Top-On” modular tool family. As such, changing tools would be a matter of screwing a different tip onto the existing five-inch, solid carbide, threaded shank. Faced with a choice of 50 different styles, Hilton consulted Ondrej Lubinski, an Ingersoll field representative who visits RCMM almost weekly. Lubinski closely examined the application and took particular note of the long reach involved. This could make the setup especially vulnerable to lateral cutting forces. In addition to creating difficulties with meeting the close tolerances required for the sides and bottom of the slot, the resulting chatter and excessive impact load could fracture the insert or even the shank itself. The hardened workpiece material would exacerbate the situation by leading to even higher cutting forces. “In a case like this, the strategy should be to minimise the contact area between insert and workpiece, feed fast, and take very light cuts to avoid overloading any part of the system—tool, workpiece, fixture or machine,” he says. With that in mind, Lubinski and Hilton evaluated their options and settled on the Form-MasterV. Unlike the Hi-PosQuad’s 90-degree inserts, this tool’s inserts feature a rounded, rhombic shape. According to the company, this 82

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shape provides backdraft on the side and bottom of the cutter once the inserts are clamped in place. As a result, only the acute-angle radius and small wiper area actually touch the workpiece and create the chip, as opposed to the entire side of the insert. Also, the inserts are doublesided, so each features four usable edges. Running this cutter at increased feeds and speeds would offset the reduction in cutting surface area, the two men reasoned. That way, the slot could be  Once clamped in place, the inserts’ rhombic shape provides backdraft on the side and bottom of the cutter. Only the radius and wiper area engage in the cut, as opposed to the previous model, which presented the entire side of the insert. This enables more aggressive cutting parameters while still reducing lateral cutting forces.

 With inserts that last four times longer than those of the previous tool, the Form-MasterV enabled the shop to run two parts at a time completely unattended. In contrast, previous tooling failed so unpredictably that the operation required 100 per cent operator attention.

finished just as fast without overloading the insert. The first trial proved them right. They opted to remove the 0.02 inch of material on each side of the slot in two passes: one to eliminate the “extra-hard crust characteristic of a heat-treated part,” as Hilton describes it, and the second to achieve exact size and finish. RCMM had run the previous 1-inch, Hi-PosQuad end mill at 1,400 rpm, 18 ipm and a 0.005-inch depth of cut. With the new tool, the shop boosted those parameters to 2,600 rpm, 60 ipm and 0.01-inch depth of cut, respectively. As a result, cycle time decreased from 20 to 4 hours flat. More importantly, the new inserts lasted through two full parts, and edge wear was gradual and predictable as opposed to the sudden failure of the previous tool.

When the process went from trial to operational, Hilton cut back on the settings for peace of mind and more process security. For instance, although the new cutter could handle a 0.01-inch cutting depth, he would run it somewhere between that and the previous 0.005 inch. Still, edge life improved by 4 to 1 on average, and throughput improved 2:1. More recently, he has run the job at more aggressive cutting parameters with no loss of edge life or process security. He has also been running the parts two at a time, often overnight and completely unattended. “We would have been happy with just the edge life benefit,” he notes. “The throughput gain—under lights-out conditions—is icing on the cake.” Gains in the slot-finishing operation not withstanding, RCMM still uses the Hi-PosQuad as its mainstay cutter, even on other long-reach applications using 8-inch shanks. However, most of this work consists of rough and finish milling unhardened metals, not hardened tool steel. “It’s a fine breadand-butter cutter,” Hilton describes the Hi-PosQuad. “We simply found a better fit for a particular finishing operation. It’s important to look at each new job with new eyes. What’s most comfortable might not be what’s best.”

FACILITY VISIT PMC, Taiwan

Raising the Benchmark

of Precision

R&D activities are the foundation of any successful endeavour. As a successfully emerging global machine tool industry—Taiwan has already made its foundation firm by establishing Precision Machinery Research & Development Centre (PMC)—which works to strengthen the research activities in Taiwan. Debarati Basu visits the research centre to find out how PMC is going beyond the conventional measures to strengthen the industry

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stablished in the year 1993 with collective efforts and funding from the Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) and the Industrial Development Bureau, Ministry of Economic Affairs - Taiwan, PMC today is the sole R&D centre for the machinery industry in the nation. The centre, over the last eighteen years has been consistently adding value to the Taiwanese industry. The centre aims to be a world class customer oriented and technology based service centre. The centre not just provides technical support to the industries, but also boosts business for the local industries through its endeavours.

Churning out over 20 patents annually, the centre gets half its funds from the government. “We have an annual budget of New Taiwan Dollars (NTD) 600 million. The government funds half the amount through various projects that we take up. We also help the small and medium sized companies to undertake their research projects,” says Benjamin Jan – General Manager – Precision Machinery Research & Development Centre (PMC). While most small scale industries find it difficult to fund their own research projects, the research centre conducts it for them at half the budget. However, the findings of the research are made public for the benefit of other industries. “If the companies do not want to share the technology findings, they pay the entire amount of the research and use our infrastructure to conduct the research activities. We also help them apply for government budgets,” says Jan.

Steps Towards Development Since its inception, PMC has worked with the government and executed commissioned projects. It also assists the machinery industry to grow towards fine manufacturing. Moreover, the centre makes additional efforts to help the traditional industries to upgrade and transform themselves and be at par with the technological advancements of the industry. Most research activities conducted by the centre attempt to add ultra-precision into Taiwan’s machine tool industry. Thus, aiding an increase in product competitiveness in global markets. 84

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PMC, Taiwan The centre also invests in reapplying existing techniques and making improvements in existing products by adding value into them. The centre has its three core responsibilities. for Mechanical 1 Centre Equipments and Key Component Design and Development: PMC has consolidated machinery, electric controls, optics information, etc. for the designing of mechanical equipments. The centre possesses a competence in various techniques including – whole and key component design and development of machine tools, analysis techniques, precision miniature machine design and development, remote control diagnostic of machine tools, CNC Human Machine Interface (HMI) development, artificial granite component design and manufacturing, precision positioning platform and alignment module design and development, automated optical inspection, online thickness measurement system, ultra precision machining and remote control and tour guide robot design and development. and Certification: 2 Tests The machine tool accuracy laboratory of the centre has been certified by the National Applied Research  Laboratory (NARL). It provides the facility a complete machine tool examination and positioning accuracy. The centre has so far tested over 8000 sets and is the only certified unit in Taiwan that tests OEM products which are exported to Japan, Britain and Germany. Besides this, the centre also has a certified electromagnetic compatibility testing laboratory and length calibration laboratory which offers product testing and certification services to vendors. 3 Information Application Service: The centre’s responsibility also includes providing research oriented services. Instead it provides assistance to every company to make a better presence in the global market by helping them make 3-D presentations which can create a better impact at global exhibitions. The centre also provides e-market services

to vendors by giving databases of machine techniques, safety information and machine information management systems. It assists the machine suppliers to find clients and expand business across the globe.

Applying Cutting-edge Technology While the world is moving towards robotics, PMC is already striding towards making a mark in that segment. There is a collective effort made by the government and the industries to incorporate robotics into the industry. The government has allotted additional support and budget to PMC for conducting research in this area. Over the last six years, government has been trying to promote robotics

Benjamin Jan – General Manager – Precision Machinery Research and Development Centre (PMC). Robotics is the future and we are doing everything possible to create a firm foundation for it.

smart toys. This will not just attract them to the toys but they will also take interest in robotics from a very young age and grow up to learn these skills. Robotics is the future and we are doing everything possible to create a firm foundation for it.” Even though Taiwan is a manual labour driven industry, most of the industries in the country are taking special interest in developing the robotics industry. There is a concentrated effort and investment made by the companies in this segment.

Future Prospects Taiwan is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia and while the machine tool industry is the core driver of the country’s economy, the added thrust of R&D activities is taking the industry a step ahead of others. “Over the last 40 years, we have grown from The centre helps Taiwanese companies make 3-D presentations for customers across the globe being traditional companies to using giving them hands on experience of the products numerical control systems and are and technology. now moving forward towards making multi functional machines. Taiwan duplicated the technology that has in Taiwan and separate budgets for originated from Europe and Japan, and research activities have been allotted developed it further. But, the future lies to the research centres. “There are in the development of software. While parallel researches being conducted in the physical parts are being duplicated by every sector like health care, industrial many companies, we are now trying to robotics, etc. PMC has been assigned establish indigenous software and make projects on research activities in the a mark of our own,” explains Jan. tour guide sector and we have received a budget of NTD 40 million for the He added, “Five years ago, the annual developments in this segment,” informs production value of Taiwan was NTD 6 Jan. He adds, “Our responsibility does billion as compared to the current value not end with developing tour robots. of NTD 20 billion. We are now aiming We are additionally approaching high to touch NTD 125 billion by 2020.” To school and college students, teachers reach this goal, PMC is continuously and professors and are exposing them serving Taiwan’s machine tool industry to robotics. We have made a separate by increasing its competitiveness in the cell for kinder garden kids and students global race. debarati.basu@infomedia18.in where we have made various robotic January 2012 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS

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Convergence of Global Opportunities It is the time of the year again, for the best technologies from across the globe to assemble at IMTEX – 2012 Forming special. The stage is set for the consortium to begin. The gateway to reach out to the world, IMTEX has grown over the years to bring in conviction and reliability among exhibitors and participants. The exhibition this year is focussed on raising the benchmark of the Indian machine tool industry at the global platform. Debarati Basu

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hile the curtains have been drawn on the year that went by, what better way to begin the new year with a combination of world class technology and knowledge sharing, all displayed on the same platform. IMTEX 2012 promises to bring all the action of the global forming segment at the disposal of the industry. IMTEX Forming 2012 – the international forming technology exhibition and the concurrent show— Tool Tech 2012—the international exhibition for die and mould, forming tools, machine accessories, metrology 88

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and CAD/CAM is the place to be to get a glance at the best and the latest in the industry. The six days event from January 19 – 24, 2012 at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) is making way for the global business buzz to begin. The uniqueness about IMTEX is the focus with which it is organised. The Forming Special exhibition will bring in the exclusive range of forming technologies in all engineering applications. IMTEX is expanding its frontiers by including all types of forming technologies, not just in the metal industry but also, exhibiting a broad range of technological advancements in

plastics, ceramics, composites and exotic materials as well. “IMTEX, being the largest exhibition in South East Asia and being located in a growing economy like India, gives exhibitors a large platform to showcase their best and to gain visibility with maximum end users,” expressed Niraj Seth – Vice President – AMADA (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Where It All Began The encouraging response from the entire spectrum of engineering industry during the first forming event organised in 2010 gave the stimulus to the organisers to turn the leaf to the second

Curtain Raiser chapter of the forming special exhibition. The first forming exhibition hosted 44,000 business visitors from India and across the world. The buoyancy in the overall business enhancement secured confirmed business orders worth ` 2,552.50 million and generated high potential business enquiries to the tune of ` 12,201.40 million. A new bar was set for the forming segment of machine tool industry and from IMTEX Forming exhibition as well. For the machine tool fraternity, the exhibition stood out as an

Highlights of IMTEX 2012

     

More than 30,000 sq mts of exhibiting area Over 500 exhibitors Expecting about 50,000 visitors Participation by 24 countries Three country pavilions- China, Taiwan and Germany International Seminar on Forming Technology with eminent speakers talking about Metal Forming, Forging & Forming and Emerging Trends of the industry

opportunity to meet up with each other and share information about the best practises and competition.

Growth Phase of the Industry The forming industry is still in its adolescence and with the technological advancements happening across the world, the Indian machine tool industry is trying hard to keep pace with the developments in the forming sector. The industry is at a stage of switching over from conventional technology to imbibe the best for world tech bazaar. “This is a slow yet gradually growing market. Nevertheless, forming has a strong presence in the Indian market, be it in the heavy duty forming or precision forming on certain components. However, the focus is on increasing the precision level of the forming operations. Every company is working towards raising the bar of precision,” expressed D

Niraj Seth – Vice President – AMADA (India) Pvt. Ltd

IMTEX, being the largest exhibition in South East Asia and being located in a growing economy like India, gives exhibitors a large platform to showcase their best and to gain visibility with maximum end users.

materials, explosive forming, metal injection moulding, electro magnetic pulse forming, composites, die and mould, forming tools, hydraulic, pneumatic system and components, material testing, quality assurance testing equipment, measurement and quality control, CAD/CAM solutions, robots, manipulators & automation, safety equipments, forming simulation software and many more.

Industrial conglomerates at Ravindran – Senior Divisional Manager – Quattro Engineering India Ltd. The industry hopes to see a huge growth leap in the forming technology in the Indian market in the next decade. The technology which has a major role to play in the automotive industry will also foray into mobile and customer durable industry as well as foray into the growing medical equipment industry.

Perfect Ground for Business Exchange With its entire focus on the forming

Why visit IMTEX 2012

    

Focused participants from Forming Industry Array of advanced forming technology Large overseas participation Potential business exchanges Great opportunity for knowledge sharing

industry, the exhibition aims to showcase a wide array of products touching upon every aspect of forming technology. The visitors will get a panoramic view of a huge range of exhibitors at the exposition. The exhibitors will include companies specialising in press and sheet working, laser, water jet, gas and plasma cutting, die casting, forging, material treatment, hydro forming, casting and foundry, fabrication machines, metal spinning & flow forming, raw

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Aerospace Automobile Railways Energy Medical equipments Mobile and home appliances

A Global Consortium As the Indian machine tool industry is making a mark in the global market, there is a huge rush of prospective investments pouring into the Indian market. IMTEX Forming exhibition comes at the right time to provide a common dice for the Indian and Global companies to make a surge towards global partnerships. This year, as many as 23 nations across the globe are taking part in the exhibition showcasing an array of technological advancements mushrooming across the globe. The visitors can tour the entire global market and have a deep insight into the technologies from the US, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and UK. Various country pavilions will bring in the best from their respective regions. “With so many countries participating in the event, it would certainly be a good platform for knowledge transfer,” said Vijeya Kumar Reddy – Managing Director – Goodwill Imex Seyi. debarati.basu@infomedia18.in

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Srinivas Kamisetty – Managing Director – Lapp INDIA Pvt. Ltd Future Prospect The machine tool industry in India has witnessed significant growth in the year 2011. The Annual Report 2010 – 2011 by the IMTMA, has estimated that the demand for machine tools in India will be at Rs 29,300 crore by 2019 - 2020. IMTEX 2012 will bring to the forefront established players in the country’s manufacturing space, thus working as an effective platform for Lapp India to present our connectivity solutions to potential customers.

Future of Metal Forming Industry India is witnessing increased spending on infrastructure, which will definitely play a positive role in boosting the growth of the metal industry. Further, with the increasing levels of income and also considering products being launched in the market, there is an underlying expectation that the demand for consumer durables will also be buoyant, thus helping generate high demand for the steel industry. The metal sector in India offers significant growth potential and is clearly an attractive sector for investment.

IMTEX 2012 Exhibitions like IMTEX provide an opportunity to interact with multiple stakeholders, both global and domestic, from the machine tool industry as well as ecosystem. Thus, it helps exhibitors and attendees to enhance their overall business prospects and also get introduced to newer concepts in the machine tool industry space.

Hall: 2B – Stall: E102 Mahesh Gupta – General Manager, Marketing and Customer Relations – EFD Induction Limited Future Prospects of Indian Machine-tool Industry The export in the sector has been impressive and Indian products are accepted by the global market with equal reputation and reliance like that of Germany or Japan. IMTEX provides a platform to understand the know-how of the industry. The industry can learn about expansion plans, product developments, services offered and assess the ways in which they can be utilised. It is also the platform to establish the initial contact.

Future of Metal-forming in India The metal forming industry has a huge potential and is doing well irrespective of the economic scenario. The exports have not yet reduced dramatically. Instead we foresee an increase in the number of components manufactured in India. The demand for Indian components will also increase.

Leverage Business and Knowledge-base It is a good platform to not only launch new products and technologies but also market them efficiently. There is no other expo where you can interact with existing customers and other potential customers together.

Business Portfolio on Showcase We are into induction heating application, which we supply not only to the domestic market but also export to other countries. We will be showcasing a few unique products of ours for the forging industry. These products called the EFC Billet heaters, are of European design and have been modified for higher local value to cater to Indian demand.

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Exhibitors Views Bhavin B Mavani – Country Manager – India & Thailand – KMT Waterjet, India Future Prospect It is rightly said that this century belongs to Asia. The kind of growth Asian economies like China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, etc. have witnessed in the last decade is phenomenal. With growth in economies, there have been significant growth in manufacturing and automotive sectors too and is projected to follow the same trajectory in future. The demand for the machine tools as a whole; the need for world class manufacturing, best quality, high productivity and optimum cost should raise the demand for modern and high end machine tools drastically.

IMTEX 2012 IMTEX is considered to be one of the leading exhibitions in the Indian machine-tool Industry. This is the right platform to showcase your products, new launches, technological advancements, market leadership and your domain strengths. IMTEX organisers have taken a significant step by separating the exhibitions for forming and cutting technologies. KMT Waterjet is a leading manufacturer of waterjet cutting products and has a strong market leadership in Indian Waterjet Cutting Industry. We will continue to emphasize on these aspects of our business during IMTEX 2012 and in the future.

Leveraging the Event We have recently developed new high pressure pump NEOLINE (3,800 bar / 55,000 psi) for providing economical solution for entry level Waterjet Cutting System. This would be an ideal solution for many of the applications / buyers in India. Also we have the most popular and industry trusted reliable STREAMLINE pumps (4,100 bar / 60,000 psi); and high end STREAMLINE PRO pumps (6,200 bar / 90,000 psi) for the fastest Waterjet Cutting.

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Sameer Vora – Marketing Director – Robin Precision Products Pvt Ltd Demand Trend The Indian domestic demand arising from small component manufacturers who are the subsuppliers to the engineering, automobile and defence sector have in the past not been very demanding with respect to the latest technologies due to capital cost constraints. However, this segment will create huge demand for machine tools considering the fact that India is today becoming a manufacturing outsourcing hub for all the major industries worldwide. These component manufacturers would need to invest in more sophisticated and flexible machines for better productivity and quality of products to meet stringent international standards.

IMTEX Indian Machine Tool Exhibition with International Participation—IMTEX—is a specialised B2B fair featuring contemporary technological trends in metalworking machine tools and manufacturing solutions from all over the world. Trade Fairs like IMTEX unlock the power of face-to-face marketing. Such trade fairs and exhibitions, enable people to get to interact with a large number of buyers, suppliers, consultants, press, trade, decision-makers and influencers.

Benefits of IMTEX Tradeshows like IMTEX provide excellent venues for initiating contacts with new customers and developing new trade leads. It also enables companies to maintain and renew contacts with valued clients. It also helps in live demonstrations of products and services, which accelerate the selling process and generate new sales. Trade fairs focus media attention on company and products. Public relations efforts can be focussed to raise the profile of the company image and brands. Through IMTEX 2012, we expect more people to visit our stalls to see our product and understand our quality and services.

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Sanjay Kulkarni – Director – Bystronic Laser India Pvt Ltd Current Trends As everybody knows BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries are going to play a major role and will have considerable impact on world economy in the coming years. Hence ‘India’ will be in focus, and our strategy is to grow with India. Being a Swiss company, we have already entered in India with legacy of Swiss precision, quality and laser technology, this Swiss pedigree helps us a lot while approaching Indian customers. We expect that in the next five years, Indian markets will grow to its potential—although there is a slight doubt at this point of time—but surely, it is short-term and the new financial year will begin with robust growth. IMTEX is the most ideal platform to showcase the technologies and we are sure it will be of great benefit for us. We expect to meet all our existing and potential customers during the show and understand their requirements, which will eventually help us to offer proper products from our range to suit their needs and requirements. We wish this exhibition all the success as in turn it will help customers as well as the exhibitors.

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Exhibitors Views Mohini Kelkar – Managing Director – Grindmaster Machines Pvt Ltd Future Prospects The future is bright because the demand in machine tools is expected to rise more than 25 per cent every year. At the same time—due to the European crisis—several machine tool companies are trying very hard to sell in India. Although the machine tool industry in India has improved, there is lot of room for improvement. I wish to mention here that Grindmaster has successfully installed crankshaft micro-finishing machine at General Motors in China. We have also received repeat orders from the company.

Current Scenario Now-a-days, even small companies and work shops are demanding automation. This has led to several technocrats offering simple automation systems for material handling and loading/unloading into the machine. It is important to design such systems for reliability, repeatability and accuracy. For achieving this better pneumatic and electrical control elements will be required. Therefore, machine tool industry should have close interaction with the manufacturers of pneumatic and electrical controls that are continuously bringing out the upgraded products to ensure reliability and repeatability.

IMTEX IMTEX 2012 is providing excellent platform to display innovations that we have made. IMTEX is always visited by serious buyers and machine tool purchase decision makers. Therefore, this event becomes an important exhibition to showcase the technology. We offer world class technology and quality at affordable prices. We have capacity to mould European technology to suit Indian working and economic conditions. I believe that this is our strength.

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Ajeet Kumar Thakur – Country Manager – India – CREAFORM INDIA Significance of IMTEX In today’s global scenario, the manufacturing community must find ways to remain efficient while applying economies of scale. I think events like IMTEX 2012 facilitates networking amongst attending businesses and foster the creation of technology partnerships. From a participant’s perspective, this is a great opportunity to exhibit technologies and get feedback.

Expectations from IMTEX 2012 The metal forming industry has to play a significant role to help the manufacturing industry to contribute 25 per cent to the Indian GDP by 2020, I think with impetus coming from government and India’s growing role in world economy, this sector definitively is on a growing trajectory. Our main goal for IMTEX 2012 is to exhibit our technologies to the metal forming industry and solve their metrology challenges, which in our opinion are not being addressed adequately.

IMTEX Portfolio Creaform specializes in 3D portable optical measurement technologies. We offer innovative solutions that cover the entire range of 3D applications, including 3D scanning, reverse engineering, inspection, design & engineering and FEA. We have developed and sell the Handyscan 3D line of portable, self-positioning handheld 3D scanners (which is today one of the most recognised 3D scanner for industrials application), along with the HandyPROBE portable arm-free CMM and the MetraSCAN optical CMM 3D scanner, two systems designed for inspection applications. The company has recently launched the MaxSHOT 3D optical coordinate measuring system that brings photo-grammetry to all these technologies. We plan to exhibit all our technologies during IMTEX 2012.

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Sachin Nirgudkar –Vice President – Schuler India Pvt Ltd Participation Advantages at IMTEX 2012 Exhibitions like IMTEX, offer a common platform for “technologically advanced” countries to learn about local market and plan their strategy.

Expectations from IMTEX 2012 IMTEX will serve as a platform to locate technologies and partners. Schuler expects good response for its new initiatives in the field of forging, sheet metal technologies and services. Also we intend to have a small interactive section in the stall where our customers can meet experts from respective fields and understand new technologies.

IMTEX Portfolio: Schuler has four verticals which we would like to emphasise upon. 1. Solid Metal forming: Cold forging process and use of Servo press in this technology 2. For High speed presses: we will introduce our new ‘vertical impact extrusion press’ which won a prestigious award for innovation. 3. In the field of Automotive we wish to lay emphasis on our new campaign ‘The Future is light.’ Here we talk about various technologies which will help car manufacturers to reduce weight of car and in turn reduce fuel consumption. 4. Service: It is the first time that we will have an exclusive campaign for various services offered by Schuler Global service department and Schuler India. Some of the recent developments are ‘energy checks and star rating of presses.’ Equipment efficiency enhancement programs. Inter press automation and control upgrade for used press lines.

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Exhibitors Views Abhinav Sood – Sales Leader –Hypertherm, India Significance of IMTEX, Our participation at trade shows like IMTEX often helps to enhance the Indian market’s awareness of Hypertherm’s brand and products. Through these platforms, we are able to carry out live cutting demonstrations that give visitors a better understanding of our thermal cutting technology. On top of that, our presence at industry exhibitions has increased the knowledge of our commitment to the local industry, so current and prospective partners and end-users can appreciate the support that is available to them.

Market for Metal Forming in India With rising metal consumption, we foresee that this trend is likely to continue. In order to flourish in the global marketplace, Indian companies will pay more attention to advances in metal cutting technology and new ways to achieve higher cut quality. These will enable them to increase productivity gains.

IMTEX 2012 Portfolio We hope to better inform IMTEX 2012 visitors about the benefits of using Hypertherm’s plasma cutting systems. Even though plasma offers a lot more value both qualitatively and quantitatively, oxyfuel is currently still the most widely adopted thermal cutting tool in India. Our live demonstrations will showcase the consistent cut quality produced by Hypertherm’s manual and mechanised systems. Also, we will present information on the productivity advantage that plasma has over oxyfuel. These benefits are enhanced with Hypertherm’s proprietary technologies— True Hole™ and Rapid Part™—that will also be introduced in detail to IMTEX attendees. News about the opening of Hypertherm’s first Indian office will also be shared at IMTEX 2012. We expect this announcement to reinforce our long-term commitment to the local market.

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Shery George – Engineer Marketing – Igus India Pvt Ltd Future Forecast for the Asian Machine tool Industry The future of the Asian machine tool industry is bright. The main intention behind participating in the IMTEX 2012 exhibition is brand building. Although we are well known in our segment for our products, we wish to improve our brand recall and recognition in the industry. We do not want to be an option but, the priority in the industry.

Leveraging the Event The event can be a good learning ground for us to know more and learn more about the latest in the industry. It will also help us improve our knowledge base and help open doors for additional business opportunities.

Future of Metal Forming Industry The market is like an ocean. We wish to optimise our exposure at IMTEX and establish our brand among our counterparts.

IMTEX 2012 – Portfolio. We help our customers to reduce cost and increase service life. We have the best cable management systems, pick chains and self lubricating linear guides for machine door applications and much more. We would be using this platform to showcase the various facets of our business.

IMTEX – 2012 as a Platform for the Industry IMTEX helps the industry to reach out to a huge customer base and let them know that we can help.

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Vijeya Kumar Reddy – Managing Director – Goodwill Imex Seyi Future Forecast for the Machine-Tool Industry China and India are poised to be the leading competitors in the industry. However, the knowledge base and technical awareness that India possesses is much higher than China and we certainly have an edge over them in these aspects. The machine tool industry itself is going through a positive revolution. Even at other expositions across the globe, Asia has an important role to play.

Leveraging the Event IMTEX, over the years is transforming into an excellent professional platform. The exhibition is managed very professionally, and is also at par with other global exhibitions like for instance— TIMTOS. It possesses an excellent exhibitor profile making it a very profitable venture for visitors as well as the exhibitors. The IMTEX team has also taken an initiative to invite CEOs of various companies to visit the event. This gives an added advantage to exhibitors to reach out to the key decision-makers.

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IMTEX 2012- Improvisations Expected IMTMA along with the government and industry support should help subsidise companies to leverage growth in the industry. With more investment and better technology, we can outrun China and other countries.

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Exhibitors Views Niraj Seth – Vice President – AMADA (India) Pvt Ltd Future Forecast for the Asian Machine-tool Industry Japan has traditionally been the powerhouse for the machine-tool business. The machine tool industry in China, India and Taiwan needs to focus on innovation and engineering to compete with products from Japan and Europe. IMTEX, being the largest exhibition in South East Asia and being located in a growing economy like India gives exhibitors a large platform to showcase their best and to gain visibility with maximum end users.

IMTEX – 2012 : Platform to Leverage Business and Knowledge It gives machine tool manufactures an overview of the entire manufacturing chain-design to assemble. This can be used to engineer the machines to be more than just machine tools; and to provide customers with a solution from a complete manufacturing perspective. Discussing with a large base of customers over the duration of the exhibition gives an insight into end user product requirement crease out customer pain points in to be launched products.

Future of Metal-forming Industry in India Metal-forming is on a growth curve in India; it has a never ending need for infrastructure requirements where sheet metal, forming and joining technology play a key role. This will also boost investment in R&D for better and more efficient machines and methods. IMTEX 2012 comes at a key point in the global economy as the world nations suffer economically and look towards Asia and specifically India for growth in this sector.

Business Portfolio on Showcase Amada’s VPSS theme forms the base over which our solutions are made. Amada aims to showcase its solutions for flexible manufacturing, quick turnaround times and minimising dependency on skilled labour. The new machines focus on ecology and “giving back to nature.”

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Ramesh Magadum – Sales Manager, Automation Expert – SUHNER India Pvt Ltd Future of Asian Machine-tool industry The automotive sector is growing by leaps and bound in India and so is the demand for automated machines in the Indian companies. The requirement in this segment—in terms of volume— is also increasing. As far as the competition from the other Asian countries are concerned, the Indian machine builders are at par with the other countries in terms of technology and knowledge and we can easily compete with other countries on the grounds of cost efficiency, productivity and good service. IMTEX is one of the flagship exhibitions of India; with the best and the latest technologies from across the globe being showcased at the event. Even the visitors at the event coming from all parts of the nation, add to the versatility.

IMTEX as a Platform to Leverage Business and Knowledge IMTEX is a very lucrative ground for business. Most people visiting the expo look for specific solutions. The event offers a platform to directly interact with customers and offer solutions to solve their problems. The demonstration of machines and new technologies from across the globe will add to our knowledge base.

Future of Metal-forming in India The metal-forming industry in India is witnessing an upward graph. The increased use of electronic products is also giving a vent for the forming industry to grow in that sector. We have been participating at IMTEX over the last seven years and the experience has always been very good. We are expecting an equally good turnout this year as well.

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D Ravindran – Senior Divisional Manager – Quattro Engineering India Ltd Future Forecast for the Asian Machine-tool Industry Although there are fluctuations in the market, but, the growth in the industry is intact. IMTEX has always been a platform for instant reaction and access for visitors and the exhibitors. Expositions for niche segments is the trend observed across the globe. IMTEX - 2012 (forming) will also provide us with a similar platform where we can meet personnel with specific search and requirements. These focussed customers will help us meet their demands easily.

IMTEX 2012- Leveraging Business IMTEX’s USP is the kind of exposure that it gives. With a substantial number of visitors, the level of contact generation will be commendable. We have been participating at IMTEX since 2007, and have always had a very good experience. Also, the various country pavilions will be an eye opener for all of us to learn about the latest technological developments in the world markets .

Business Portfolio on Showcase Today shop floor areas are compact and optimum utility of the shop floor is extremely essential. We specialise in vertical storage systems to help utilise the shop floor optimally. At IMTEX, we will be showcasing our sheet storage systems.

IMTEX – 2012: Industry Platform IMTEX has improvised over the years to help inculcate excellance among its participants. The organisers have been successfully providing an international level of proficiency and participation and efforts are being made to keep up the benchmark.

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Strategy

Making the Most of Brand ‘IMTEX’ IMTEX—the most after and visited event for the metal working industry—is visited by high-level delegations from user industries, manufacturing MNCs and several Indian and International business delegations. The exhibition recorded confirmed business orders worth ` 2552.30 million and highpotential business enquiries to the tune of ` 12,201.40 million during its maiden edition in 2010. Swapnil Pillai suggests a few pointers to make your business presence felt and enhance your potential at IMTEX. Building Relationships When it comes to building relationships, there is no substitute for meeting people in person and discussing face to face. Conferences, exhibitions and trade shows are the perfect platform for meeting end users and key-decision makers. Talk to as many people as possible, take time to learn about their business and remember to collect business cards. The event can also be used as a live research session. Asking people opinions about your brand, products, sales pitch and marketing material would help to formulate future business plans.

Preparation Preparation is vital for success and will maximise opportunities, giving better value for money. The more thought and planning that is put in beforehand, the more likely the company would succeed at the event. Follow the exhibitor manual carefully and organise everything needed on the stand (such as lighting and electricity). Set objectives for the event and put a plan in place for all actions that need completing as early as possible. This should include all deadlines for getting the stand designed and the information needed to submit to the organiser.

Clear Communication

Increase Visibility Maximise the company’s presence by combining it with other marketing techniques. Use direct mail, participate in the events e-newsletters and have a close interaction with the official media partners who normally run features and articles about the event to create awareness about your company profile. Prepare press packs with your background information, latest news and customer case studies in a press pack for easy reference.

Make sure all your marketing messages are prepared in advance of the event. The messaging should be consistent across the companies stand, company literature and press material. This will ensure the clear communication to the customers and prospects about the company and its business.

Immediate Follow-Up Make sure you follow up with all the leads you have generated and the people you’ve spoken to. Send personal emails to people, rather than a group note to everyone you met, invite them to respond and to stay in touch with you. This increases the chance of converting your leads into sales. swapnil.pillai@infomedia18.in

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Future Forecast

With the growing presence of global automobile and aerospace companies, as well as the progress observed in the energy, heavy engineering, electrical & electronics sectors; India’s machine tool segment has all the reasons to celebrate. Nishant Kashyap analyses why the Indian machine tool industry will attain new heights in the near future.

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ccording to projections— Indian machine tool industry ranks 13th in production and 7th in consumption, in import the nation is ranked 5th and 27th in export. These figures clearly highlight the opportunities in India. This industry is growing with time; yet it has a lot of ground to cover before achieving a significant position in the global market. The availability of skilled manpower is providing the required thrust to propel India forward.

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with technological collaboration and tie-ups with MNCs are gradually becoming the major players in the nation’s machine tool sector. According to Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA), in 2008-09 the consumption of imported machine tools in India was 82.45 per cent and in 2010 - 11 it reduced to 74.24 per cent, which clearly shows that the Indian companies have increased their market share. Sameer Vora – Director Marketing – Robin Precision Products Pvt. Ltd, adds perspective to the projections— “The Indian machine tools industry manufactures almost a complete range of metal cutting and metal forming machine tools. Customised in nature, the products from the Indian basket comprise

conventional machine tools as well as CNC machines. There are other variants offered by Indian manufacturers too, including special purpose machines, robotics, handling systems, and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)-friendly machines. Efforts within the industry are now underway to improve the features of CNC machines, and provide further value additions at lower costs, to meet specific requirements of users. In keeping with the current trends, and emerging demand, the CNC segment could be the driver of growth for the machine tools industry in India.”

Asia Rising It is rightly said that the 20th century belongs to Asia; the region has become an economic and industrial powerhouse. The kind of growth Asian economies like

Future Forecast China, India and other countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, etc. have witnessed in the last decade is phenomenal. Five (China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and India) Asian countries are among the list of top ten consumer countries of machine tool. “A 5 – 9 per cent GDP growth has positioned India as the second fastest growing economy in the world. India’s rapid economic growth has been backed by the strong progress in agriculture, services, manufacturing, construction and trade. The government of India—to restore and maintain the momentum of industrial growth—has taken a series of positive responses. In the next few years, the Indian machine tool industry is projected to achieve 30 per cent annual growth rate. Exports accounted for more than 25 per cent of output value, and continue to maintain its cost advantage” avers Vora. According to the latest annual report released by IMTMA, five Asian nations (China, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and India) account for $ 39.2 billion worth of consumption. The global consumption of metalworking machine tools during January - December 2010 stood at $ 59.8 billion, representing a 19 per cent overall growth over the previous year.

Future Forecast India has established itself to capitalise on the new opportunities in the global metal working industry, due to its advantages in low-cost manufacturing certification. Yet, the industry still has a long way to go to be termed ‘developed’ in all aspects. With customer’s slowly prioritising quality and technology over price, the road to development seems smoother for the machine tool industry. In 2011, the industry observed an

growth of 22 per cent—data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) indicates that the future will be bright for the industry.  Automobile: According to a In the next few years, the Indian recent report by Society of Indian machine tool industry is projected to Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), achieve 30 per cent annual growth rate. the size of the Indian automotive Exports accounted for more than 25 per industry by the year 2016 varies cent of output value, and continue to between $ 122 – 159 billion, maintain its cost advantage. including $ 35 billion of exports. As per Automotive Componant Manufacturers Association Consumption of Metal-working Tools (ACMA) Vision 2020 for India the Indian auto component industry is expected to grow beyond US $ 110 billion by 2020. Industry experts believe that India has emerged from recession faster than most other economies globally. This has positively impacted the demand for machine tools in the recent past. With new avenues like aerospace and wind power giving the machine tool (Figures in bracket indicate value in Rs million) industry a shot in the arm, the demand seems to be on the threshold. increase in investment in terms of facility IMTMA has projected a 2.3 times expansion, increment in output, new growth in the demand for the technology centres and new entrants machine tool industry to touch in the country, which are expected to a level of ` 23,700 crore by end of carry on in the coming few years. the 12th five year plan. In 2010 – 11, the industry witnessed a demand of Expert Projections: ` 10,300 crore, showing a growth  Energy: McKinsey & Company’s of 28.7 per cent over ` 8,000 crore analysis suggests that if India recorded in 2009 – 10. continues to grow at an average rate On the other hand the Indian of 8 per cent for next ten years, then machine tool industry is all set to the nation’s power demand is likely leverage this demand and churn out the to climb from around 120 GW potentials from the market profitably. at present to 315 – 335 GW by Going by the statistics and reasons— 2017, 100 GW higher than the the Indian machine tool industry’s current estimates. future looks very promising—which  Aerospace: Passengers carried by also specify that this is the “Time to be domestic airlines from January in India”. – June 2010 stood at 25.71 million as against 21.1 million in the corresponding period of 2009—a nishant.kashyap@infomedia18.in Sameer Vora, Director – Marketing, Robin Precision Products Pvt Ltd

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Braced by a sluggish economy and thrusting Chinese exports, the U S machine tool industry is witnessing a very tough business environment. Once a prominent name in machine tool production—over the years US lost it’s sheen to manufacturing havens in Asia and Europe, who have taken the lead with high quality, computer integrated, competitively priced equipments, which are delivered quickly. Swapnil Pillai along with expert inputs from Douglas K Woods – President – Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), tries to foresee the business outlook for machine tool industry in the US in the coming years.

the dollar overseas and the rising input costs. The United States currently lags behind Germany, Japan, China, Italy, Taiwan and South Korea in the production of machine tools. The United States must substantially increase its production by gaining market

share in the domestic market and increasing exports. This will not be easy as the industry has lost capacity due to mergers, buy-outs, consolidations and plant closings that have taken place over the years. To suit a major industrial nation, US machine tool production should be four times where the industry is today.

INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Country Focus Douglas K Woods – President – Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) opines that the United States Manufacturing Technology (MT) market and its supporting industry are likely the most open, competitive, and complex market in the world. Nearly 400 MT builders and nearly the same number of producers of components, tooling, workholding, automation, and other equipment are in business, generating an average of $ 14.5 million in revenue and employing 88 people. In 2011, the US market for MT was valued at approximately $ 45 billion. The top three components of the market are tooling ($10 billion), machine tools ($7 billion), and MT fluids (just over $ 6 billion). In addition to the domestic market, U.S. producers remain successful in both the Canadian and Mexican markets. In Mexico, more than half the orders are for US products; nearly double the next largest importing country. The current scenario in the market is one of impressive growth as orders for 2011 are 50 per cent increase over 2010 figures, which were, in turn, an 85 per cent increase over 2009 orders. The 2012 forecasts show growth will continue, but at a more modest pace.

Embracing Change American producers face extensive challenges regarding their expansion and continued fiscal health. These challenges range from a shortage of skilled labor to increasingly tougher regulatory standards. To meet these challenges and make US manufacturing more globally competitive, the Obama administration launched the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership and the Skills for America’s Future programme last summer. These initiatives focus on boosting manufacturing innovation and meeting the demands of a 21st century workplace—key factors in increasing competitiveness. Both industry leaders and the current administration see the development and expansion of a smart force in the US as critical to growth in the MT sector.

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Douglas K Woods – President – The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) Export controls make it difficult for U S manufacturers to compete in many of the largest and fastest growing markets like China, India, Russia, and South America with their best technologies.

Governmental Impetus Additionally, the US government has also sought to reduce the excessive burden of tax and regulatory policies that hamper growth, particularly on smaller companies. Addressing these challenges has been slow but improving. Chief among the areas where US manufacturers of advanced technology hope to see gains is in export restrictions. Export controls make it difficult for US manufacturers to compete in many of the largest and fastest growing markets like China, India, Russia, and South America with their best technologies. President Obama launched a National Export Initiative at the beginning of his administration which aims to double US exports by 2015. Export control reform is a major part of that effort. At IMTS 2012, to be held in Chicago between 10 – 15 September, visitors will see examples of American prowess in process engineering, quality and testing equipment, and automation integrated with traditional technology. The best in emerging and commercially available technology will demonstrate 3-D waterjet cutting at new, higher, and more precise pressures and the latest in multi-operation machines which profoundly impact productivity. These new technologies are currently growing at paces far above the industry average because of their benefits over traditional processes. Also, the Emerging Technology Center at IMTS returns to display advances in information exchange between machines, cloud manufacturing, the latest developments in additive manufacturing,

which is growing in traditional applications, and nano-manufacturing, now commercially affordable.

Renewed Expectations Expectations are IMTS 2012 will cap off a new peak in manufacturing technology’s US bookings, even topping the 2007 level. However, the impetus that pushed the 2011 market up 50 per cent will soften a bit in 2012. A law enacted at the end of 2010 allowing companies to expense 100 per cent of new capital equipment purchases expires at the end of 2011, and given the budget climate in Washington, DC, an extension is questionable. Inventories, which were low in 2009—something the US has never experienced going into a recession—will be back to normal levels by early 2012. Despite the concern regarding slower growth, some of the same conditions are in place allowing for growth in 2012. The weak dollar and the age of equipment on US manufacturing floors remain constant and should factor into the industry’s growth. Manufacturing technology from the US is less expensive than its foreign competition and US made goods are more price competitive than many imports due to the weak dollar. In addition, the average age of machinery crept up to 13.5 years, and as demand started to increase, the need for investments in equipment was apparent. Those investments are being made largely, in completely new technology. One last important factor that will continue to drive US manufacturing forward is the on-shoring or re-shoring phenomenon. More work is coming back to the US from foreign shores, and there is greater foreign direct investment in US facilities. This is because the quality of work in the US is proving to be more valuable than originally calculated in the off-shoring investment calculation. This all adds up to an exciting, but unpredictable future that will depend on collaboration between industry, government, and schools to meet the many demands of the future worldwide marketplace. swapnil.pillai@infomedia18.in

INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Country Focus The Japanese machine tool industry resonates through its brands—Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Yamaha and Mitsubishi—quality and performance. Nishant Kashyap takes an overview of the largest global producer and one of the largest exporters of machine tools.

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achine tools are an inseparable part of the manufacturing process—it includes everything from automobiles, planes, infrastructure and trains to day-to-day objects like TV, mobile phones and cameras. The growth of the machine tools industry is directly related to the growth of the manufacturing sectors, which is closely related to a country’s economic growth rate. Post World War II and during the period of rapid economic growth from 1956 – 1973, the Japanese

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economy was primarily driven by swift growth in heavy industry and chemicals, namely, steel, chemicals, heavy electric equipments, and shipbuilding. From 1974 – 1990, the focus switched to automobiles, light electrics, and the processing and assembly industries, as Japan became the workshop of the world. The growth of economy and country’s manufacturing sector resulted in huge machine tool demand, which forced machine tool companies to stay ahead in competition. The local demand and competition created some of the industry’s latest technology and

JAPAN:

Exporting Engineering Excellence innovation, which made Japan a leading innovator in machine tool industries worldwide.

Area of Excellence The Japanese machine tool industry has emerged as a leader and has over the years successfully survived the highs and lows of the industry. Japan’s success has strengthened its economy. In spite of the global competition, many of the Japanese firms continue to claim leading market positions. Japan is a leading producer of metal cutting machinery.

INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Country Focus Japanese firms have successfully capitalised on export opportunities. One study has revealed that Japanese manufacturers place more emphasis on increased precision and service as part of their export strategies. Japan pioneered the connect between numeric control with machine tools; this enabled them to surpass Europe and US in terms of production. Japan dominated the number one position in terms of machine tool production till 2009; China surpassed Japan due to the huge consumer base in the country. Japanese machine tools are particularly strong in the fields of high-precision, composite processing, and machining of hardto-cut materials. They offer unrivalled levels of precision, timeliness, costing and are honed in the fields that helped make “Made in Japan” a byword for safety and reliability—including tools used in the automotive industry (Toyota) and the electronics industry (Panasonic, Hitachi, and Sony). Japanese machine tool companies through technology innovation, electronic and information technology application in CNC machine tools have achieved a number of leading scientific researches. Japan has a number of manufacturers of CNC machine tools in the high-speed, complex, intelligent and environmental protection fields to maintain the advanced level, in the world machine tool industry. Japan has remained China’s largest machine tool exporter for three consecutive years.

In Figures According to Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association (JMTBA), in 2010 due to overseas demand-led production recovered up to ¥ 834.1 billion, an increase by 70.1 per cent from the previous year. This accounted for about 6.8 per cent of value of production of the general machinery industry, which amounted to ¥ 12,185.1 billion, and only about 1.3 per cent of the value of production of the entire machinery industry, which amounted to ¥ 64,274.5 billion. 116 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - January 2012

Year Total Orders Dinestuc Irders share (%) Foreign Orders share (%) Production NC Machine Tools NC ratio

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

13,632 (110) 14,370 (105) 15,900 (111) 13,011 (82) 4,118 (32) 9,786 (238) 7,467 (111)

7,330 (98)

7,264 (99)

54.8

51.0

45.7

6,165 (109)

7,040 (114)

8,636 (123)

45.2

49.0

54.3

5,668 (78) 1,596 (28) 3,075 (193) 43.6

38.8

31.4

7,343 (85) 2,522 (34) 6,711 (266) 56.4

61.2

68.6

11,103 (126) 12,112 (109) 13,032 (108) 12,492 (96) 4,903 (39) 8,341 (170) 9,794 (127) 10,703 (109) 11,726 (110) 10,967 (94) 4,200 (38) 6,944 (165) 88.2

88.4

90.0

Export

8,151 (119)

9,215 (113)

8,920 (97)

Import

1,075 (122)

1,356 (126)

726 (54)

602 (83)

287 (48)

306 (107)

26.7

31.9

15.0

13.9

14.5

11.9

Import Dependancy Ratio (%)

87.8

85.7

83.3

8,747 (98) 3,214 (37) 6,086 (189)

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Japan’s machine tool industry, in particular, has boasted the greatest share in the world since 1982, and its share has been exceptionally high. In order to maintain this share, Japan’s machine tool industry must remain committed not only to expansion and advancement of their product facilities, but also to steady R&D efforts. The latest data released by JMTBA in August 2011 detailed the initial orders for milling machine tool at ¥ 98.962 billion, which fell 12.7 per cent compared to last month’s—¥ 113.224 billion, but is still higher than August 2010 of ¥ 85.851 billion and rose by 15.3 per cent. Japanese vertical milling machine tool orders in seven months break one hundred billion yen, the amount of monthly orders for the first time this year, dropped back less than one hundred billion yen. In August 2011, the Japanese milling machine tool orders amounted to ¥ 886.625 billion, compared to the growth of 45.1 per cent over the same period in 2010. Demands from domestic and foreign Japan vertical milling machine tool orders amounted to ¥ 37.517 billion which is a growth of 4.9 per cent year on year increase of 31.1 per cent. In August, the overseas orders amounted to ¥ 61.445 billion machine, a decline

of 20.8 per cent, but an increase of 7.4 per cent over the same period in 2011. In August, the Japanese machine tool orders for the domestic accumulation of ¥ 281.248 billion, an increase of 46 per cent; cumulative overseas orders to ¥ 605.377 billion, an increase of 44.7 per cent.

Business Outlook After the economic slowdown in 2009 when Japan’s machine tool business experienced a downward graph in production (¥ 1,300 billion for the first time in 17 years since 1990 in 2007 dropped to ¥ 490.3 billion in 2009). Japan’s machine tool builders have risen strongly and have achieved the second largest producer’s position in the global machine tool industry. Today, every company is striving to improve precision, efficiency, operability and energy saving features of its products. These represent both basic productivity enhancements and ventures in innovation. Driven by fast growth in metal cutting and metal forming sectors; sales of machine tool accessories will also increase above the average rate, in turn pushing the sales of the country’s machine tool industry ahead. nishant.kashyap@infomedia18.in

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Country Focus China has globally established itself as a lucrative market for machine tool companies and has also overtaken Japan and Germany to become the largest machine tool maker. Fuelled by foreign investment, China has constituted itself as a stronghold in the global manufacturing landscape. Swapnil Pillai tracks the trends involved

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hina’s exponential growth in automotive, aviation, railway modernisation, agriculture, and energy has driven an astounding consumption of machine tools. China now consumes one-fifth of the world’s machine tools. The rise in consumption is matched by China’s production capacities. Almost all of the world’s top machine tool manufacturers are investing or setting up joint ventures in China leading to the unprecedented growth in the country. The nation’s growing capabilities with high precision machine tools are also

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reflected in its exports. Due to the increased demand from the automotive (auto parts), equipment (petrochemical, metallurgical and high-tech equipment), aviation (civil aircraft), shipping (diesel engines), rail (internal combustion engines), and water industry, it is projected to experience prolonged demand for machine tools in the coming years. The country has also become one of the most important manufacturing

CHINA:

The Dragon Dominates centres in the world. Foreign companies have focussed on China both as a marketplace and also to establish a low cost manufacturing base for export to other markets. According to a recent report, the demand for machine tools in China is projected to outpace growth in most other parts of the world. Advances will be supported by rapid growth in durable goods production, especially for industrial machinery, transportation equipment, primary and fabricated metals, and electrical and electronics

INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Country Focus goods. In addition, the expansion and modernisation of China’s infrastructure will result in an increase in ceramic, glass, stone and wood product demand, which will further contribute to machine tool market gains. Moreover, a rise in demand for higher-value CNC machine tools will also boost overall market value.

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82.00%

7 80.00%

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78.00%

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76.00%

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72.00%

1 0 Import value Shares

2008

2009

2010

2011

5.74

4.58

7.79

5.11

75.63%

77.76%

82.70%

83.22%

70.00%

Source: China Customs – Research in China

a number of government policies set forth in the Twelfth Five-Year Plan. Economic goals in the Plan that are especially beneficial to the machine tool industry are based on the development of Strategic Emerging Industries (SEIs), which will receive beneficial government treatment and the push

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Metal cutting machine tools—including lathes, milling machines, machining centers, grinding and polishing machines, and laser and electrical discharge machines—accounted for 38 per cent of overall Chinese machine tool demand. Metal cutting machine tool demand is expected to outpace that of other machine tool products, spurred by strong growth in investment by the manufacturing sector. In addition, improving capabilities in CNC technology, which is mostly employed in metal cutting machine tools such as machining centres, will contribute to market advances in this category. Sales of machine tool accessories are also expected to climb at an above average rate, driven by fast growth in machine tool production in China and the sales of metal forming machine tools will grow at a healthy pace, fuelled by continued growth in manufacturing output and further boosts fixed investment spending by both domestic and foreign owned enterprises. In addition, demand for non-metal machine tools is projected to grow at a respectable rate, driven by growth in wood, stone, glass and other non metal durable goods production. Increasingly, China’s machine-tool producer’s are in a position to meet the extraordinary demand generated in their country.

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Metal-cuttin g m a chin e (including special processing machine) industry: Key enterprise: over 740, Metal-forming machine industry: Key enterprise: over 580, Foundry machine industry: Key enterprise: over 570, Woodworking machine industry: Key enterprise: over 190, Measuring and cutting tool industry: Key enterprise: over 930 Abrasives and abrasive tool industry: Key enterprise: over 1580 Machine tool electric apparatus and Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) system and equipment industry: Key enterprise: over 320, Machine tool accessories, (including function components) industry: Key enterprise: over 420 Other sub-industry: Key enterprise: over 480

for ‘Indigenous Innovation.’ High-end equipment manufacturing is designated as one of the SEIs and will be extensively promoted by the Chinese government. Advanced machine tool manufacturing is an important segment of high-end equipment manufacturing, the industry will benefit from subsidies offered by both the central and local governments for research and development. Sales of high-end machine tools will also benefit from favourable tariff policies that will promote the sales of domestic products. China plans to be an innovationoriented society by 2020 and a variety of mega projects have been introduced to achieve the goal, including the development of CNC machine tools that will focus on serving key industries, such as aviation equipment, ship building, motor vehicles and generating equipment. Research and innovation in the advanced machine tool industry will be supported by government initiatives so that domestic producers can become more competitive in terms of technology, thus increasing their share of the domestic market. swapnil.pillai@infomedia18.in

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GERMANY:

Efficiency for Business Profitability

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he German machine tool exports rose by more than a third in the first-half of 2011 compared to the previous year. These strong hikes were spread well beyond the European economies. The German exports to the US rose by 67 per cent and China has also reinforced its special position as the largest export market by far. After the huge reduction in capacity utilisation in mid-2009 to less than 70

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The VDW (German Machine Tool Builders’ Association) confirms its projected growth of 30 per cent for the current year. With orders rising by 91 per cent during the first seven months of 2011, one of the highest levels ever experienced by the industry, Swapnil Pillai explores how the German machine tool industry is all poised to play a crucial role in shaping the future of machine tool industry.

per cent, machine tool manufacturers in Germany were operating at 95 per cent capacity once again in July 2011. This trend was also apparent in employment figures. At the end of the first halfyear, more than 66,000 people were employed in the sector. This is an increase of almost four per cent over the previous year.

Buoyant Economy According to Martin Kapp – Chairman – VDW

(German Machine Tool Builders’ Association), “The German machine tool industry ranks among the world’s top manufacturers and exporters of machine tools. Last year, it produced machines, components and services worth approximately € 9 billion, and in the same period generated orders of € 11.5 billion, which puts it third in the global rankings for production volume. The sector exported almost 70 per cent of its production output to customers all over the globe. With an export volume

INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Country Focus high. Germany—with its specialised even triple figures—constitutes a return of around € 6 billion last year, Germany machines—has for many years been to normality. It permits companies to was the second-largest supplier for the second-most-important supplier for process their orders without having to the world’s industrial companies. The India’s industrial sector, after Japan. This impose ever-lengthening delivery times biggest sales markets are China, the is not least a welcome confirmation of on their customers. Important customer USA, Switzerland, Russia and Italy.” the good reputation enjoyed by German groupings—like the international Besides the core processing machinery and solutions in India.” automotive industry, its component techniques—such as milling, turning, suppliers, the energy sector, and aircraft pressing, and grinding—there exists The sector has quarter by quarter manufacturers—will additionally an extensive variety of special purpose achieved double-figure growth in order be making strategic investments. machinery which are supplied especially bookings, primarily driven initially by They have to themselves launch new to highly sophisticated industries such China, South Korea and India. “The products on their markets, because their as automobiles, aircraft, military, and order books in Germany’s machine tool customers expect more affordable, Information Technology (IT). more energy-efficient and “Germany, with its differentiated Cutting machine tools (comparable to GILDEMEISTER) more individualised products. industrial structure, is also the in € billion Non-cutting machine tools This requires sophisticated planet’s second-largest market 33.8 32.7 36.1 41.7 45.8 50.0 52.6 36.1 45.0 53.9 64.3 (-18%) (-3%) (+10%) (+16%) (+10%) (+9%) (+5%) (-31%) (+25%) (+20%) (+19%) production technology, which for machine tools, and indeed an 50 45 47.0 comes from Germany.” attractive market for importers into 40 39.4 38.2 the bargain. Last year, machines 35 36.4 33.6 32.9 30 31.0 were consumed for € 4.9 billion, 25 Future-Ready Solutions 26.4 25.5 24.7 23.6 of which imports accounted 20 German machine tool 17.3 for approximately 40 per cent. 15 manufacturers are out in front 14.5 14.4 13.6 10 12.1 12.2 10.7 10.6 9.7 9.1 9.1 German machine tools which when it comes to technological 5 0 stand for quality, dependability excellence; they offer the right 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012* and efficiency are available in a production engineering to enable Source: World machine tools statistics of the VDW (without parts and accessories) * estimate of the VDW and Oxford Economics comprehensive choice of variants. new requirements to be promptly German manufacturers supply  The global consumption of machine tools and the market potential met. For instance, the requirements everything needed for modernof new drive technologies in the day metalworking jobs, from an automotive industry, the machining individual machine all the way through of composite materials and light-weight industry are full. The companies are to a complete production system for an construction in the aircraft industry, and operating at full capacity, and carrying enormous range of different applications. much more. with them an order backlog of almost In particular, the manufacturers 10 months—which in some cases, when Recently, the sector has committed concerned utilised the difficult years customised machines are involved, may itself to proactively progressing of 2008 and 2009 for developing new increase to eighteen months—extending sustainability and energy-efficiency in products, which meant that they were in well into the upcoming year. International and for the relevant production processes. excellent shape for meeting the sudden customers are accordingly well-advised to Here, Germany is the front-runner on rise in demand levels last year.” says take due account of this when planning the international scene. Nonetheless, Kapp. their investments, so that they themselves there will still be plenty of potential in the Given this diverse set of customers do not suffer from any bottlenecks in their future for further solutions that will enable and their individual demand, the industry own production operations.” says Kapp. customers to make sustainable savings, is marked by a high degree of product generating concomitant advantages in heterogeneity with respect to size, type, terms of corporate competitiveness. Laggard Growth complexity and functionality, Kapp says The current global financial turmoil has Kapp concluded by saying that the, that Germany enjoys a good reputation hit almost all the economies around the “The growth drivers for the international and also adds that, “The sector’s business world deeper than anticipated. Industries machine tool industry next year will once situation is concomitantly buoyant at globally are impacted by the slowdown. again be the BRIC nations, plus other present. Its products and solutions are The global outlook is bleak and recovery Asian markets as well, together with the in demand all over the world; during the is still far. According to Kapp, “For USA. In order to meet this demand, first nine months of this year, more than 2012, the German machine tool industry the German machine tool industry is 40 per cent of its exports (€ 5.6 billion is nonetheless anticipating a cyclical upgrading its capabilities by setting up in all) were sent to Asia. Machines slowdown in the tempo of international its own sales offices and service depots or worth € 195 million were delivered to growth. This however—following even production facilities in Asia.” India alone and the demand remains months of growth rates in double and

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Country Focus Taiwan is emerging as one of the strongest competitors on the global platform. While offering quality that is at par with the Japanese, this nation is also giving a tough chase to the Chinese in the price game. Debarati Basu finds out how Formosa island is strategically utilising its position to offer the best deals to the market

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n the manufacturing fraternity, Taiwan today plays an influential role in the international market by being the fifth largest producer in the world. The country exports nearly 75 per cent of its machine tool output. Despite the impact of the global economic crisis, the nation has held its ground strong and maintained its hard earned position in the global market. According to the latest statistics shared by the Directorate General of Customs, Ministry of Finance; Taiwan’s machine tool output rose to over $ 3.91 billion which is 77 per cent greater compared

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to last year. This year, the industry aims for the growth to remain above 20 per cent, making Taiwan the third largest machine tool producer in the world.

Exporting Brilliance According to International Monetary Fund (IMF)—looking at the current export performance—Taiwan’s economic growth rate could reach 7.7 per cent as opposed to its original forecast of 6.5 percent. Taiwan’s rapid economic growth can be attributed to the boost in the ‘triangular trade’ resulting from increased overseas manufacturing and

TAIWAN:

The Emerging Titan purchasing by domestic firms. The formal implementation of the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA) next year is likely to lend impetus to Taiwan’s exports. The industry forecasts that Taiwan’s exports will reach a record breaking $ 271.3 billion this year and a 6.9 per cent by next year. According to the 2010 Global Competitive Report released by Switzerland’s IMD, Taiwan entered into the top ten ranking for the first time from its initial twenty third

INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Country Focus

C C Wang – President – Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI) After a historical high in 2008, Taiwan too was hit hard in 2009. However, in 2010, the industry dramatically recovered from the impact witnessing a rapid recovery; the annual production reached $ 3.88 billion while the exports touched $ 2.96 billion. The industry surged by 70 percent as compared to 2009.

position. The country’s impressive leap in 2010 can be attributed to the effective measures adopted by the government facilitating trade development.

Technology Boost

becoming a global ‘regional financial services centre’.

Positioning for the Big Leap Taiwan has built a strong machine tool industry over a period of more than four decades. With regards to the international market competition, Taiwan’s products currently compete against Japanese and German technology and faces price competition from China.

Jimmy Chu – Chairman – Fair Friend Entreprise Co. Ltd India is a huge market for us and our association with India has been increasing over the years, we see high scope of business there. While Japanese products are high on price, Taiwan is catching up on the competition fast and we are giving a strong competition to them.

Claire Kuo – Chairman and CEO – Shieh Yih Machinery Industry Co. Ltd The Taiwanese industry invests its value into products. We spend a lot on R&D and do not compromise on the quality. The market too, should look into the return on investment in a holistic way.

The industry has also developed itself in the augmentation of key machine tool parts and components. Machine tool part manufacturers in the past chiefly supplied to the domestic machine assembly companies; but lately, are also successfully supplying to the global market which has led to excellent growth and profitability in the industry.

Taiwan’s economic development over the past 50 years has evolved from agriculture to high-end technology and is moving Generous Government Aid towards a knowledge based economy. The Taiwanese government’s main focus In the area of high tech is to make the ‘Made in Taiwan’ 6,000 Production industries over the past brand ubiquitous around the globe. (US$ Million) 5,200 two decades—Taiwan Recognising precision machinery 5,000 4,807 4,492 has relied on its superior as one of the key industries of 3,841 4,000 3,913 3,394 technical manpower, Taiwan, the government in its six 2,884 knowledge management, year national development plan 3,000 2,419 2,111 large investments in has emphasised on this segment. 2,000 1,635 1,775 equipment and development It has also designated the Central 1,000 of high-tech industry Taiwan Science Park as a centre clusters possessing for the development of precision 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 (f) speed and flexibility—to machinery and aerospace industry Figure 1: Output value trend in Taiwan’s machine tool industry for 2001-2011 become an indispensable segments. link in the global high-tech The ‘Economic Development 8,000 industry system. Vision 2015 - Industrial 7,086 7,000 6,604 The country has also Development Program’ charted 5,971 6,000 earned an international out by the nation also emphasises 5,035 4,761 5,000 reputation for financial upon upgrading and transforming 3,986 4,000 3,465 stability among other Asian the conventional equipment 2,961 2,962 2,654 3,000 countries and the onus industry and supports vigorous 2,251 2,000 1,357 1,445 1,674 1,700 goes to the government’s investment in R&D and 1,000 two–stage financial reform innovation to create cutting edge process adopted in 2002. technology. 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012(f) 2013(f) 2014(f) 2015(f) Since then, there have been The Taiwanese industry Figure 2: Taiwan’s machine tool export values 2001-2015 gradual revisions in financial over the years has understood laws and regulations to the nuances of the global achieve more effective regulatory market and is utilising its resources To have an edge over the competition, and oversight systems. Taiwan is and competence to be the best in the Taiwanese industry is responsive to laying a solid foundation for its fast global manufacturing industry. the market’s needs by developing development and transformation into products that suits market niches. debarati.basu@infomedia18.in 132 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - January 2012

INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Country Focus

ITALY:

Rising From the Ashes

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he Italian trade is dominated by automobiles and machinery industries and heavily depends on the manufacturing sector. Over the years, Italian brands like FIAT, Lamborghini and Ferrari have created a niche in the global arena and are known for high quality and superior goods. However, the growth pattern of the country has undergone a complete turnover after the recent Euro crisis. While economists yet to come to a

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Just a year ago the Italian market was regaining its stability from the slump in 2009. However, 2011 came as a double blow to the country’s economy. Even as the country is still recovering from the Euro-crunch that has rattled the G20 countries, Italy is confidently stabilising. Debarati Basu takes a look at how the country’s machine tool sector is aiding in the re-engineering of stability.

consensus on whether the bold decision to shift to Euro from lira was wise enough, Italy is shrugging its past, and is now starting with a fresh outlook.

Number Talks Amidst testing times, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Italy expanded 0.80 per cent in the second quarter of 2011. The exports were worth € 33 billion in September, 2011. Italy’s major export items include precision machinery, motor vehicles (utilitaries, luxury vehicles, motorcycles,

and scooters), chemicals and electric goods. The country’s closest trade ties are with the other countries of the European Union and conducts about 59 per cent of its total exports with them. Known as the world’s fourth-largest producer of machine tools and the third-largest exporter, Italy’s biggest trade partners are Germany, France, Spain, UK and the US. In the same period till September 2011, Italy’s imports were worth € 34.9 billion and the country heavily imported engineering products, chemicals, transport equipment, energy

INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Country Focus

Growth Phase Even amidst adversities, the country is optimistic about the future growth of the economy. The Italian manufacturing industry is working full swing towards the sectors which will add on growth prospects of the country. Aerospace: For any country, the aviation sector is not only its gateway to the world but also one of the most important sectors for its economy and its growth. In recent years, the global aviation industry has been through many ups and downs. From skyrocketing fuel prices to the recent financial crisis, aviation industry has confronted a very rough weather over the last decade. However, as the global aviation industry is on the path of recovery and looks forward to an optimistic future, Italy too is moving at full gear to make an encouraging mark in this sector. Automobile: The downturn in the Italian new vehicle sales market continued well into 2011. According to estimates from the Italian Association of the Automotive Industry (ANFIA), after a near 7 per cent year-on-year fall in 2010, passenger car sales fell over 15 per cent year-on-year in the first five months of 2011, to 993,600 units. With consumers continuing to reign in their spending and businesses remaining cautious of a solid uptick in economy, Business Monitor 136 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - January 2012

Giorgio Beretta – Past president – Italian Association of Manufacturing and Trading Companies in Fluid Power Equipment and Components There is a lot talked about the dramatic situation in Italy but, with government support, new laws and cost reduction measures we find that the economic results this year have been better than last year and we are keeping our fingers crossed for 2012. Also, few years back, we only talked about China but now, we see good opportunity in India as well. We feel we can do a very good job together.

International (BMI) predicted the sales of both passenger cars and commercial vehicles to remain lacklustre in 2011. Meanwhile, the outlook for Italy’s production remains gloomy. Uncertainties in domestic vehicle sales and the shaky future for auto production in Italy got it the ninth spot in BMI’s Risk-Reward Ratings for the autos industry in Europe. Italy ranked below its other Western European neighbours including UK, Germany and France. However, foreseeing a stronger economic growth and production competitiveness, Italy Autos Report forecasts some recovery in this sector from 2012.

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products, minerals and nonferrous metals, automobiles and electronic items, among others. Its main import partners include Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, China and the United States. Although the recent economic turmoil has dented the business inflow into the country, according to a survey conducted by Italian Institute for Studies and Economic Analyses (ISAE), the business confidence declined to 94 per cent in October, 2011 from 94.5 per cent in September, 2011. However, the consumer confidence in the same duration had improved to 96.5 in November, 2011 from 93.3 in October of the same year.



 

Italy is world’s fourth largest producer and third largest exporter of machine tools. 2008-09 crisis: Production down by 30 per cent and 44 per cent decrease in domestic consumption. Machine tool orders went back on a positive path in 2010. Production reached the value of 3,770 millions euro (+0.5 per cent) and exports up by +2.6 per cent. In the first eight months of 2011, exports have grown by 25 per cent. India is the sixth market for Italian machine tools, with more than 90 million euro investment and an increase of 20 per cent in trade.

Steel Industry: The Italian steel industry continues to enjoy one of the strongest performances in the EU, contributing 22 per cent of overall EU growth in output, but BMI’s latest Italy Metals Report warns of a slowdown in growth due to base effects coupled with a loss of momentum in economic growth. In the first four months of 2011, Italian crude steel output grew by 8.5 per cent year-on-year to 9.42 million tonnes, representing 22 per cent of the increase in EU steel output over the period. According to the Federazione Imprese Siderurgiche Italiane (Federacciai)’s statistics, in the first quarter of 2011, Italy’s overall steel imports reached five million tonnes, a rise of 25.4 per cent year-on-year, while its steel exports totalled 4.4 mn tonnes, up by 16.2 per cent year-on-year. In the same period, Italy’s imports of long steel products increased by 26 per cent to 674,000 tonnes, while its long product exports totalled 857,000 metric tonnes, up by 10.3 per cent year-on-year. Energy sector: The new Italy Power Report forecasts that the country will account for 4.11 per cent of developed markets power generation by 2015, with a sizeable supply shortfall after system losses and power industry usage. The report forecasts a rise in regional generation by 7.2 per cent between 2010 and 2015. BMI estimates that thermal power generation by 2015 will see a 4.23 per cent growth.

Future Galore Even while drifting through difficult times, Italy is better positioned than other European countries hit by the economic slump. Being the third-largest economy and the second-largest manufacturing hub in Europe, the country projects a promising picture of improvement in the coming years. The new governance in place has boosted Italy’s credibility in the global platform. With a long legacy of providing quality and reliance, the manufacturing sector of Italy is treading the road to rebuild investor confidence in the Eurozone. debarati.basu@infomedia18.in

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Korean efficiency and precision manufacturing is well known the world over through its many brands like Samsung and Hyundai. The Korean machine tool industry has grown rapidly and has achieved global accreditation in a short span. Nishant Kashyap takes a look at the fourth largest machine tools manufacturing nation.

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he history of the machine tool industry in Korea is aligned with the overall industrialisation of the country since the 1970s. Korea experienced rapid industrial growth from the 1970s. Large conglomerates in key industries received heavy subsidies from the government to help stimulate the nation’s economy. The industry helped industrialisation like textile, automobile and shipbuilding to grow rapidly, which resulted in huge demand for the machine tools sector in the nation. Korea’s machine

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tool manufacturers have not only capitalised the local demand but, have also achieved global acknowledgement through their sophistication in technology. According to Dong-Ho Moon – Chief Manager – Economic Survey & Public Relation Deparment, Korea Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (KOMMA), “Machine tool end users around the world are recognising Korean machine tool brands and are satisfied with products gradually. As major Korean companies drive diverse and aggressive marketing for exports, exports of machine tool products which have been concentrated

KOREA:

Delivering Precision to China (40 per cent of total exports) are being expanded to India, Brazil, and Southern-East Asia successfully.”

Demand Pattern Recognised as the manufacturing hub for ship building, automobile manufacturing and electricals and electronics; demand for the machine tools segment is bound to rise in the near future. “Domestic orders dominate the demand in the Korean machine tools sector, while

INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Country Focus the export ratio is 37 per cent of the total production. The main machine tool end-user industries like automotive, IT, and shipbuilding industries which have global enterprises such as Hyundai Motors, Samsung are expected to expand by investing consistently and securing the global competitiveness. It can be assured that, Korean machine tool industry would be mutually developed along with end-user industries.” avers Moon. In 2007, the automobile industry accounted for 35 per cent of Korean machine tool orders, while the shipbuilding industry’s consumption stood at 11.6 per cent. However, in 2008, due to the global economic turmoil, gross demand in the automotive industry attributed to 27.8 per cent of total machine tool orders, the lowest rate since 1997. The world machine tool market is projected to grow rapidly in spite of uncertainty looming on global economy. Industries that are endusers of the machine tool segment are projected to continue with their investments in new markets, new technologies, and new models. Moreover, the increase in income will create more demand for the machine tool industry, for IT as well as electric and electronic equipments.

Growth Propeller Home to the world’s leading ship and automobile manufacturers, the business conditions in Korea indicate huge opportunity for machine tools builders. The machine tool industry is heavily dependent on the market conditions of the respective industries; this serves as the biggest advantage for the Korean machine tool industry as, the nation’s local demand justifies the opportunities. Apart from successfully dealing with local demand, the nations’ manufacturers have expanded beyond Korea to exploit global demand in the industry. Korean manufacturers have forayed into the overseas markets and the nation is today known as one of the major exporters of machines around the globe. 142 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - January 2012

Dong-Ho Moon – Chief Manager – Economic Survey and Public Relation Department, KOMMA Recovering quickly from the global financial crisis in 2010, Korean machine tool industry reached the largest volume in its history. Globally, Korea was ranked fifth for machine tool production ($ 4.5 billion) which has experienced an increase by 63 per cent from 2009. Also, it ranked seventh for exports with an increase of 38 per cent globally.

“Korea mainly exports to developing nations and 73.7 per cent of the total Korean machine tool export is consumed by China alone. Exports to developing countries having growth potential are projected to increase. However, the uncertainty factor in the economy in developed countries (USA, Europe) can play the role of a variable factor. “India leads the country wise machine tool exports by Korea in the niche market; USA, China and Germany are the other nations in this segment. Korean machine tool manufacturers are now also foraying into other world markets like Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, South-East Asia and Eastern Europe.” informed Moon. Explaining the statistics of Korean machine tool exports Moon says, “In 2010 the Korean machine tool industry exported goods worth $ 1.7 billon and ranked as the seventh largest exporter globally. Also, it imported machine tool products worth $ 1.4 billion and ranked as the fourth largest global importer. Country wise, the largest importer of Korean machine tools is China ($ 721 million) followed by USA ($ 149 million) and India ($ 121 million). By machine type, Numeric Control (NC) lathes ($ 364 million), machining centers ($ 339 million) and presses ($ 243 million) are Korea’s leading exports.

Future Outlook The Korean machine tool industry is continuously surging forward to

achieve higher positions in different strata of industrial performance to strengthen its overall position in the global machine tool industry. “The Korean machine tool industry had experienced a growth of 63 per cent in 2010, however it has seen only about 20 per cent hike in 2011. Nevertheless, Korean machine tool industry has maintained a positive outlook and achieved a growth of 6 - 10 per cent due to the increase in exports as well as a solid domestic machine tool demand. In the near future, Korea is expected to make it to the top four machine tool manufacturing nations alongside China, Japan and Germany.” says Moon. The Korean machine tool industry has gradually upgraded levels of technology, and Korean-made products are considered compatible in the world market in terms of functional technologies such as machining and assembly processes. The South Korean machine tool industry has mastered the art of developing new technologies and promises to offer a cost and technological edge to its products in future. “It is expected that machine tool production in 2011 will reach $ 5.4 billion, an increase by 20 per cent above the record breaking momentum experienced during the last year. The continuous facility investments in major end-user industries such as automotive, electric and electronics, general machinery; and the advance of overseas markets (India, Brazil, Europe and USA) is expected to generate favourable trends in the Korean machine tool industry. Exports are also projected to reach $ 2.2 billion with an increase of 30 per cent surpassing $ 2 billion for the first time.” concludes Moon. Going forward, it is forecasted that Korean machine tools that have strong competitiveness in price and quality would be improved consistently by developing new products and foraying into newer export markets. nishant.kashyap@infomedia18.in

INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Country Focus

Singapore is strategically best positioned to serve the emerging markets in Asia and Middle East. Devika Jadhav explores why leading global engineering companies are flocking to this island nation.

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he recent growth in the Asian and Middle Eastern economies, combined with the rapid industrialisation and urbanisation in these nations is translating into a huge scope in emerging markets for the manufacturing and infrastructure sectors. One of the leading nations to have cashed in these trends is Singapore. Today, Singapore is home to major global engineering firms; Arup, Jacobs Engineering, KBR, Fluor, CH2MHILL, WorleyParsons, CB&I Lummus, Foster Wheeler, Yokogawa, Emerson, Rockwell Automation and M+W Zander are some of the more significant ones.

At a Glance Other factors making Singapore a

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SINGAPORE:

Harbouring Acceleration

lucrative base for MNCs are stated below. Economy: A recent report by the Singapore Economic Development Board (SEDB) states that the Engineering Services industry currently accounts for about 1.2% of Singapore’s GDP. The industry employs about 35,000 in Singapore and is expected to grow 5-6% annually by 2020. Human Resource Expertise: Singapore has transformed into a hub for engineering solutions due to the right mix of experience and skills inculcated in its personnel through rigorous training. Singapore’s tertiary institutions are replete with engineering talent ready to prove their aptitude. Market Connectivity: With the boom in the Asian and Middle Eastern

economies, most MNCs are looking out for a base with easy access to these emerging markets. Singapore holds the strategic advantage of being an excellent option for logistics as well as manufacturing. The easy connectivity to both Asian and Middle Eastern markets helps companies to engineer and handle complex projects globally.

Focus Areas for MetalWorking Sector It is an established fact that companies around the world are eager to enter the emerging markets and setting up base in Singapore is helping them achieve it. The Singapore government is all set to provide the companies with necessary resources to accomplish this. Aerospace and precision engineering are the focus areas in Singapore.

Country Focus

Current Industry Stats

Courtesy: Singapore Economic Development Board (SEDB)

 On a year-on-year basis, Singapore’s

manufacturing output increased 24.4 per cent in Oct. 2011.  On a seasonally adjusted month-onmonth basis, manufacturing output grew 14.2 per cent in Oct. 2011.  The output of precision engineering cluster fell 5.5 per cent year-on-year in Oct. 2011. The machinery & systems sector rose 0.6 per cent while the precision modules & components segment fell 13.8 per cent, as a result of lower output in metal precision components, connectors, metal stamping work, as well as dies, moulds, jigs and other tools. On a year-to-date basis, the output of the precision engineering cluster was 17.9 per cent higher than the same period a year ago.  The aerospace segment recorded a 15.7 per cent increase in output with higher demand for repair jobs from commercial airlines in the Asia Pacific region. Aerospace Engineering: Singapore has developed substantially to accommodate the growing demands from the aviation sector. It is one of the leading Asian nations providing aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). Singapore is home to over 100 aerospace companies; holding a quarter of the Asian MRO segment. Leading players such as ST Aerospace and Goodrich carry out comprehensive noseto-tail MRO services from airframe maintenance to engine overhaul to aircraft modifications and conversion. Other than MRO, Singapore is also seeing a growing number of aerospace designs and manufacturing operations. Engine gears, valves, and galley equipment are some of the products manufactured in Singapore. On the R&D front, Boeing, EADS, Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce have made commitments to partner Singapore’s A*STAR and research institutes to jointly carry out aerospace research. To keep up with its successful march in the aerospace segment, Singapore is 146 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - January 2012

upgrading its secondary airport at Seletar into a World-Class Integrated Aerospace Park. Spanning 300ha, the dedicated aerospace park allows companies to reap the benefits of a worldclass business infrastructure, complete with runway access, and the synergies from cluster integration. At present the aerospace park houses 30 aviation companies—ST Aerospace, Jet Aviation, Fokker Services Asia, Hawker Pacific Asia and Execujet—are a few of them. The Seletar aerospace park provides the following facilities  Aerospace Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO)  Design and manufacture of aircraft systems, components, and potentially light aircraft & general  Business aviation activities  Regional aerospace campus, which will house educational and training institutes and research facilities Rolls-Royce, is setting up a futuristic plant to manufacture engines for large aircraft. “Our world-class Facility of the Future at Seletar Aerospace Park will break boundaries in terms of operational and environmental efficiency and be our distinctive showcase in Asia,” Sir John Rose, Chief Executive of RollsRoyce, said on 19 February 2008 at the

Brass tacks  Since

1990, Singapore’s aerospace industry has grown at an average rate of 12 per cent. Singapore is today the most comprehensive MRO hub in Asia.  Over 18,000 persons were employed in the aerospace industry in 2009.  The Engineering Services industry currently accounts for about 1.2 per cent of Singapore’s GDP and employs about 35,000 people.  Nine of the world’s top 10 Control & Automation companies already have significant operations in Singapore making it the leading process control hub in Asia.

company’s groundbreaking ceremony. Precision Engineering: Precision engineering in Singapore has been established since 1970. What began as a support for the initial manufacturing establishments; is today a 2700 companies-strong industry and hosts the headquarters and R&D facilities for several engineering MNCs. Singapore’s precision engineering sector comprises a range of companies from contract manufacturers to full solution providers, who offer design, prototyping, production and supply chain management capabilities. Almost all the major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 automotive suppliers use Singapore to oversee their regional operations. Many OEMs also use Singapore as a regional logistics base to manage their aftermarket spares distribution to the region.

In Closing Singapore enjoys excellent connectivity and an efficient supply chain. It is further strengthening its infrastructure to ride future growth trends. The facts and figures of the country’s economy speak volumes about the future opportunities. The scope for metal working and its ancillaries is quite substantial. If the factors explained in the write-up are taken into consideration, then Singapore is the place to be for any metal works company that is focussing on the aerospace and precision engineering sectors. devika.jadhav@infomedia18.in

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Country Focus

SPAIN:

On the Bull Run

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pain is the third largest producer of machine tools in the European Union and is ranked among the top ten leading producers in the world. In terms of export volumes, it is ranked eighth among the leading exporters. The Spanish machine tool industry is characterised by a

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Renowned for machine tools, featuring sophisticated technology and quality production lines, Spain strikes an outstanding balance between technology and talented workforce. Nishant Kashyap analyses how Spain’s success in matching machining excellence with cutting-edge design has helped the nation establish itself as a force to reckon with in the world of manufacturing.

low level of production integration. Foundry components, gears, screws, numerical control equipment, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment, etc. are supplied by the auxiliary industry—which has specialised production plants equipped with the most advanced technology. Propensity to continue internationalisation has always been a distinguishing feature of this industry.

The Spanish widely appreciate creativity and intelligence in their machines and technologies. Their innovativeness has placed the nation’s machine tool industry among the top ten in terms of production and export.

Focus on R&D Machine tool manufacturers in Spain tend to focus their business on strategic processes such as

Country Focus R&D on new products, engineering, manufacturing essential components for machines, as well as assembling, selling and providing after sales service. Spain’s machine tool sector focuses on R&D, strong industrial subcontracting infrastructure and gives huge importance to strategic training plans. The sector is recognised by its proprietary technology based on the serious research, design, development and innovation efforts of its companies as well as the continuous collaboration with the numerous technology centres located in the geographical area. According to AFM (The Spanish Association of Machine Tool Manufacturers), the country’s machine tool sector is held in high esteem throughout the world for its unwavering commitment to technological innovation; allocating on average 6 per cent of its turnover to R&D and innovation. The machine tool builders in the nation have become more aggressive and are investing more in R&D. INVEMA, AFM’s technology unit, helps member companies to drive their technological development, working together with their R&D and innovation units. Regarding technological standardisation, monitoring and development, it helps to draft protocols for machinery reception, construction and safety, reviewing regulations and setting up sectorial observatories, etc. INVEMA is moreover, the organiser of the ‘Machine Tool and Manufacturing Technologies Biennial’, a forum in which knowledge is shared and the latest developments in the sector are presented, thereby, leading to their implementation in production processes. Furthermore, companies reinforce their R&D and Innovation units with the essential backing provided by a robust network of technology centres specialising in machine tools.

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Spain’s chief strength and, machine tools have always remained at the heart of innovation in engineering. Spanish manufacturers are known for their flexibility and quick response that is unmatched by manufacturers of any other country. In addition, the strength of the Spanish machine tool industry also lies in supplying custom-made machines and systems—in other words—machines and systems produced to meet specific requirements of individual users. With technically advanced workforce

Spainish Machine Tool Industry $-Million 2010 (est)

$-Million 2009 (rev)

Production

812.0

1,035.9

Consumption

494.1

557.6

Import

283.5

289.2

Export

601.4

767.6

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and making up with innovation in manufacturing—the Spanish machine tool industry has armed itself to tackle this swing and has maintained steady growth over the past few years. Spanish machine tools are appreciated by quality-conscious manufacturers in sectors such as tool and mould production, telecommunications, automotive industry, aerospace and general mechanical engineering-areas— where high-precision, performance, flexibility and reliability—are required. The country has given priority to its technological capabilities and workforce, as a growth strategy in an economically integrated, yet constantly competing world. Spanish products have obtained growing market shares in specific niches, especially machinery for metal cutting, metal forming machines, turning centres and machines for armament production and aerospace.

A point that makes them stand apart is their technological advent in cutting system that was possibly necessitated by the industry being a cluster of small companies with low manpower. All this has made Spain a major source of machine tools to the world, making them a leading producer and exporter.

Business Outlook The production of machine tools is one of the activities which have influenced the industrial development of Spain, helping undoubtedly the modernisation of the nation’s productive system. The geographical concentration of the sector is in the Basque region, home to majority of Spain’s machine tool builder, clearly shows the specific weight and the strategic importance of this sector within the industrial structure of this self-governing community. The machine tool sector takes advantage of this particular situation because it benefits from the presence and help of an administrative system which has great legislative independence in the field of industrial policy. In 2010, the production of machine tools in Spain was $ 812 million, export $ 601.4 million, import $ 283.5 million and consumption $ 494.1 million. On an average, Spanish machine tool builders allocate 6 per cent of their annual turnover to R&D. For the country’s largest builders, this investment may represent 10 per cent or more. Other than traditional consumers like Germany, US, France and Italy, Spanish manufacturers have also established themselves in developing nations like China, India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, etc. European markets are bound to take substantial time-period to recover completely from the prerecession trade targets. However, the business environment is opening up new opportunities for the Spanish machine tool industry. nishant.kashyap@infomedia18.in

INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Country Focus

FRANCE:

Profiling French Precision

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hile economic turmoil casts a shadow over Europe, reports of International Monetary Fund have rated France as the second largest economic power in the European Union. The WTO 2011 survey has graded the country as the sixth largest exporter of goods and fourth largest exporter of services. These statistics only suggest the strong measures carried out by France amidst economic slumps. “France has been active in the metal working industry for many decades. The present economical situation is of concern to the whole industry. Exporting and relocation of the industry are a part of the solution to generate growth in the future,” Nathalie Beck – Vice President – European

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At a time when instability is reigning over European markets and economies are trying their level best to stay afloat; France is marching towards progress. As the country banks on the aerospace industry, the boom in this segment is sure to take the nation to unimaginable heights. Debarati Basu provides an overview.

Association of Machine Tool Merchants. However, aerospace and automotive industries hold the reins of the country’s growth. Groupement des Industries Françaises Aéronautiques et Spatiales (GIFAS)—a French Aerospace Association—has rated the Aerospace industry in France as the largest in Europe.

Growth Trajectory The year 2010, experienced an expansion of the French economy after the 2008-2009 recession. The country’s GDP grew by an average of 1.5 per cent per annum. The recovery nevertheless was moderate before the Euro depression sunk in last year. However, the economy is growing strong despite adversities.

The manufacturing industry had seen a decent hike in production in 2010. The automobile production which had dropped by 20 per cent in 2009 jumped back on track to 12 per cent in 2010 and continued on its growth path last year. After two years of decline, 2011 saw a continuation of business investments. Improvement in the business climate in most French manufacturing sectors, industry announcements indicating increases in budget investments in some companies, increase in the number of commercial motor vehicle registrations and progression with an intent to purchase capital goods from wholesalers advocated the growth trend of France through the year. The European market for the machine tool segment entered a phase of robust growth. Increase in new orders in the first quarter indicated the industry’s recovery

Country Focus in 2011. While the global market for the machine tool industry is expected to bounce back and reach a new peak growth in 2013; France is playing its part in the growth trajectory.

Climbing Ladders of Success France is the second largest economy and second largest trading nation in Europe. France, not unlike many other modern industrialised nations, has a large and diverse industrial base. Economic growth rates in France have been steady for decades due to conservative planning of economy which in comparison to other west European countries is more centralised by the government in France. Here’s a look at the market drives of the French economy. Aerospace Industry: France leads Europe in vertically developing its aerospace industry. The industry claims that France has a multifaceted aerospace industry as, it has different branches. For example, the development of passenger aircrafts for civil applications, jets for the defence forces, avionics, helicopters, weapons and other aeronautical projects. The aerospace industry in France is influenced by the European Aeronautical Defence and Space Company (EADS) and the French Corporation Aerospatiale Matra. Also, the French government has taken several new R&D initiatives in the aerospace industry

Nathalie Beck, Vice President, European Association of Machine Tool Merchants Huron Graffenstaden SAS, Strasbourg— a French manufacturer of machining centres and milling machine—was acquired by Jyoti Ltd in 2007. This illustrates the co-operation between industries in France and India in recent years.

Spending Right for regions to implement in the following years to boost the segment. This cluster of the aerospace industry of France has grown with the progress in the markets. Some of the significant recent developments of the aerospace industry of France include the development of Airbus A3XX series, the A400M along with combat aircrafts like Mirage F1, Mirage 2000, Mirage III and Mirage V. Car Manufacturing: The French market for machine tools is led by big customers in the aerospace and automotive industries and thus, is often subject to large swings due to the timing of major programs. According to the Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental (PESTLE) country analysis of France, the French car manufacturing industry’s total revenue in 2010 was $ 25.8 billion, representing a CARC of -5.3 per

PRODUCTION FRANCAISE

500 400

+9.7%

300 200

+10% 100

+2%

1000

804

802

2009

2010

800

APPARENT CONSUMPTION

600

647 599 FRENCH PRODUCTION

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CONSOMMATION APPARENTE

Key figures of machine tool production and Consumption in France (2009-10)

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400

200

0

0

2009 Machines

2010 Accessories

Retrofit

cent during the period 2006-2010. The industry production volumes decreased to reach a total of 2,069,627 units in 2010. However, the performance of the industry is expected to accelerate, with an anticipated CAGR of 5.2 per cent between 2010 and 2015. This is expected to drive the industry to a value of $ 33.2 billion by the end of 2015.

In any given situation, R&D forms the best investment which guarantees a return. At a time when research is becoming an increasingly global activity, France offers a wide range of decisive advantage. With a pool of highly-qualified researchers, world-class research centers that are strengthening their links with businesses; and government incentives designed to stimulate public-private partnerships, France is a melting pot of the best research activities in the world. “R&D is of importance to France. More than two percent of the national gross product, which amounts to Euro 40 billion, is spent on innovations every year,” points out Beck. According to reports by Ernst & Young, France is the second leading recipient in Europe of foreign R&D investment projects. Research institutes of France are more open than ever to forming partnerships with French and foreign firms, positioning themselves to play a full part in global research and innovation networks. Not just that, French aerospace companies invest more than 15 per cent of their turnover in R&D activities, which is more than their counterparts in other major competing nations. Public and private R&D expenditure amounts to € 2.4 billion in the country. The National Aerospace Research Office (ONERA) and National Space Exploration Centre (CNES) actively participates in European Space Agency programs and heavily spend on research in the sectors of propulsion and combustion, composite materials, aerodynamics, acoustics, and embedded electronic and IT systems.

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Industry Overview

Forming Techniques Servo for Effective Forming The highest possible precision is essential for achieving lasting success in the components supply industry. Swapnil Pillai explores the advantages and futuristic techniques like Servo drive presses.

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etal forming covers a large subset of industrial activities that include sheet metal forming, automotive stamping, crowns and closures, metal stamping, and miscellaneous metal fabrications. Sheet metal forming has been a modern development by the emergence of press machine as a means of mechanical processing, and the production and stable supply of sheet by rolling, since the industrial revolution. Sheet metal forming has many advantages—easier mass production, manufacturing 160 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - January 2012

complex shape with good dimensional accuracy, and high material yield. As a mature technology, it has been used in the manufacture of components for automobiles, telecommunication equipments, and many other industrial products. However, with the demand for lighter and stronger components from the automotive, aerospace and energy sector have resulted in various developments in metal forming technology.

Thrust for Lighter and Stronger Materials The automotive industry desires light-

weight, high-strength components that are easily recyclable. One component being considered for change is the fuel filler neck. Similarly the wing stringers in planes which run down the length of each wing and, in conjunction with the horizontally positioned wing ribs, provide both structural integrity and give each wing its profile, to optimise flight performance and fuel efficiencies. The accuracy, quality and consistency with which aerospace companies form the profile of each stringer is critical, as in flight they have to withstand a variety of loads, which will vary

Industry Overview Metalforming Machine Tools in India Years 2008 - 2009 Machine tool segments

Qty.

2010 - 2011

Value (in Rs. million)

Qty.

Value (in Rs. million)

CNC

201

358.00

208

386.55

544

455.17

Conventional

273

1,878.00

378

2,247.35

683

2,628.62

Total MetalForming

474

2,236.00

586

2,633.90

1227

3,083.79

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20

324.00

10

249.83

44

60.97

Total MetalForming

25

335.00

10

249.83

45

61.77

Export

Servo Presses are classified into two main types: Screw or Ball Screw Drive: A screw-type press’s operating principle is similar to that of a friction screw press. The flywheel is replaced by a servomotor, and the servomotor rotation is transmitted to a ball screw mechanically or through a timing belt. The press slide is moved up and down by the ball screw’s reciprocating motion. Maximum load is available throughout the press stroke, but press load capacity is limited by the ball screw’s strength and the servomotor’s capacity. Screw-and-Link Drive: In this servo press, the rotation of the motor is transmitted to a reciprocating ball screw by a timing belt. The knucklelink mechanism is activated by the ball screw, which results in the press ram’s linear motion. A screw-and-link press requires reversed servomotor operation for reciprocating press slide movement. Continuous, high-speed reciprocating can be achieved without the reversed motion of the servomotor by using a gear drive and a main gear eccentric shaft.

CNC

Servo presses are recently introduced metal forming machinery and they are in many ways, a hybrid of mechanical and hydraulic presses. They are designed to combine the strengths of conventional mechanical and hydraulic presses, and at the same time to minimise their constraints. The servo

Value (in Rs. million)

Production

Types of Servo Drive

Benefits of Servo Drive

Qty.

2009 - 2010

press with many characteristics is more effective in sheet metal forming. One of the effective uses of servo press is the forming of hard formable metal sheets. The length of slide stroke of a servo press can be changed, because the variable stroke function is granted by reverse rotation of the servo motor. Therefore the slide stroke is able to be optimised depending on the processing. In the progressive press forming the shortening of slide stroke improves the productivity and reduces the energy consumption. Similarly, the noise is significantly reduced by lowering a slide speed in the shearing process. Some of the other prominent advantages of servo drive are: Super high productivity: In the case of the servo press, the length of the stroke is changeable; hence, only the stroke length required for production is used. In addition, by setting the slide motion, which realises effective synchronisation with the carrying device, productivity can be improved. Super high accuracy: For each point of the press, one unit of an independent driving source and a linear sensor is assembled. The slide position is controlled by the fully closed feedback. Super flexible: The optimum slide motion, which is determined by the production type and dies—such

as blanking, drawing, sheet forging, progressive dies, transfer dies—can be set, and the press production with high additional value is easily formed. Super low noise: The driving mechanism is simple and the noise produced by the press machine is small. In addition, by setting the low noise motion, blanking noise can be reduced. For example, in order to reduce the blanking noise—it is known experientially that by executing the two-step blanking, in which the punch is once stopped at a half way of the blanking process and soon driven again to finish the process—the blanking noise can be reduced. In the case of a conventional mechanical press, such motion cannot be realised, but this can be realised easily using the servo press. Super energy saving: In comparison with the mechanical press, the clutch brake and the flywheel do not exist, and the number of gears is lower. Therefore, the structure is simple and the maintainability is superior. Especially, because there are no sliding portions such as the clutch brake— little press lubricant is needed—and oil deterioration is lesser. In addition, by using the electricity generated when reducing the speed of the motor, electrical consumption is reduced. swapnil.pillai@infomedia18.in

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depending on where in the wing they are located. This has caused problems with traditional manufacturing processes. Here, servo-drive technology enables higher forming speeds and better utilisation of the material’s potential to be achieved. The servo press is a free motion press, which can realise an optimum slide motion that is tailormade for production needs.

INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Metal Moulding Technology

Serving the demand of Manufacturing Industry Today’s manufacturing industry designers are faced with extracting higher performance from smaller and more complex components and assemblies, in their pursuit of miniaturisation. Achieving this requires system and component designs that can run at extremes in temperature and wear with the need to be reliable, lightweight and low cost. Metal Injection Moulding (MIM) is an emerging metal forming technology across the world which is being now popularly used for the small, complex, precise and net shape metal parts.

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etal Injection Moulding (MIM) Technology evolved from plastic injection moulding and powder metallurgy is used for manufacturing complex-shaped precise metal parts. It combines the design flexibility and production scale of plastic injection moulding with the strength and integrity of wrought metals to offer cost effective solutions to meet these demands. Designing metal parts for plastic injection moulding allows MIM the unique ability to manufacture complex, lightweight shapes that are not 162 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - January 2012

economically viable with other metal forming processes. Minimising part wall thickness by proper use of coring and ribs, less use of metal without sacrificing durability, besides superior shape capability—the MIM process provides the designer with a wide choice of high strength ferrous and stainless steel alloys as well as wear resistant and high temperature super alloys. MIM has been used primarily in the defence parts manufacturing, whereas other important sectors to emerge have been in consumer goods, sports, telecommunication devices, medical and dental devices, and hand and power

tools. In the recent times, it has gained popularity in the global automotive sector as well. The manufacturing industry demands parts with high performance and even higher reliability at a competitive cost and MIM meets this challenge. MIM has the following inherent capability because of which it is one of the best suitable manufacturing processes for small, complex metal parts for manufacturing applications. 1 Product Design: MIM can produce any shape that can be produced in thermoplastics by injection

INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Metal Moulding Technology

MIM Automotive Product Solutions

    

Safety Systems: Sensor housings, braking & ABS components, seat belt mechanisms. Fuel Systems: injector nozzles, armatures, housings Power-train: Turbocharger vanes and components, hydraulic spools, rocker arms Electrical systems: Connectors, heat sinks Interior systems: Seating mechanisms, cosmetic products

moulding with certain limitations to this general rule in both cases. It offers various design advantages like manufacturability of features like hexagonal, square, splined, blind and flat bottom holes even at angles to each other, knurled features , external / internal threads logo / part number / raised letters / impressions or cavity ID are feasible. The various parts in the assembly can be integrated in to single piece design reducing manufacturing cost and the lead time. 2 Material variety: Most of the metals and alloys available in MIM grade powder form can be processed by Metal Injection Moulding. But the metals and alloys that melt at temperature over 10000 C (18320 F) are more successfully processed by MIM. For complex chemistry, there are three possible starting forms—Mixed

MIM Medical Product Solutions

   

Surgical Instruments: Endoscopic graspers and scissors, instrument bodies, scalpel handles, Orthopaedics: Trauma plates, screws, spine (implants and external fixation), hand tools Orthodontic & Dental: Orthodontic brackets, dental instruments Hearing Devices: Housings and implants

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elemental powders, fully compounded powders, or a hybrid of partially compounded and elemental powder. If the material is available or can be custom fabricated as a small powder, then MIM is a viable production route. Of course, powder cost impacts the final component cost but the powder availability is the first consideration. Selection of the proper material for a particular application often decides the success of a MIM project. The decision is made based on performance, cost, and input from a MIM part supplier or expert.

MIM Consumer Product Solutions

      

Multi utility tools and knives: Drivers, bit holders, clips, blades, cosmetic inserts Golf: Sole plates, weights of engineered density Cycling: Derailleur parts, breaking parts, clip-less pedals Mobile telephone: Hinge mechanisms, buttons, cosmetic inserts Computer peripherals: Voice coil motors, head parking mechanisms, printer cores Hand and power tools: Handles, bits, key less chucks, blade clamps, pawls, ratchets Door lock: Lock housings, cylinders, carriers, pins

MIM Industrial Product Solutions

    

Electronics: Sensor housing, fibre optic connectors, microwave packages, heat sinks Hydraulics: Valve spool, housing, lavatory fixtures Plumbing: Valve spool and faucet hardware Safety: Fall protection mechanism Oil and Gas: Valve components for high corrosion resistance

manufacturers can validate the design by using the same production process as the one for high volume production. 4 High Volume Production The need of manufacturing technology for small, precise, complex-shaped parts in large volumes with short lead times and at competitive price has triggered the MIM technology. The multiple cavity tooling with automation can be made for high volume production. 5 Automated Manufacturing

and Inspection The MIM process can be automated similar to plastic injection moulding and powder metallurgy manufacturing process, including online inspection. 6 Secondary Machining and

Finishing Process MIM materials have various advantages like homogeneous microstructure and isotropic material properties. Parts can be fabricated out of difficult to melt alloys like tungsten heavy alloys with no interconnected porosity which is normally present in the PM parts. 3 Prototyping and Low-

volume Development The low cost single cavity tools can be made for prototype and low volume development. We can produce few components which will be tested for functional tests before going for high volume production by which automotive

MIM parts are amenable for all the secondary operations similar to the ones on wrought or cast materials, like heat treatment, surface treatment, machining and joining and hipping operations, so they can be finished to any requirements as per the product design. Sachin Malgave is part of the R&D group of Indo-US MIM Tec Pvt Ltd with seven years of experience in Metal Injection Moulding (MIM)�, mainly Materials and Process Development for MIM. He holds a post graduate degree from IIT Chennai . E-mail: sachin.m@indo-mim.com

Interface With the presence of global automobile giants the foundry industry is witnessing a rapid growth in demand. Viraj Naidu – Managing Director – DISA India Ltd discusses the green sand foundry machineries with Nishant Kashyap, which are a very significant type of metal casting technologies, within the overall gamut of metal forming processes. He also explains the current scenario and challenges of the industry Q How has the field of metal

forming and moulding solutions evolved over the years with growing demands for speed and productivity?

Viraj Naidu, Managing Director – DISA India Ltd

The trend is clearly towards high precision, high pressure moulding lines, with high automation levels

Basic casting technologies earlier evolved from hand moulding processes to semi-mechanised jolt squeeze processes. However, as the castings accuracy and productivity demands kept growing, the casting technologies evolved further into the high pressure moulding processes—first with high pressure flask moulding, and then even further with flaskless vertical (DISAMATIC) or Horizontal (Matchplate) Processes. These high pressure lines are very sophisticated, high automation lines and have replaced the old manual / semimanual processes completely in the matured economies. These are now getting popular in emerging markets like India / China, where the foundry industry is transforming through technology up-gradation.

outputs per foundry, amongst the top 10 casting producing countries in the world. There are about 5,000 foundries, and over 4,000 are still following basic manual processes. Over the last 6 – 7 years, we have seen the industry upgrading fast towards mechanised processes, with a clear trend towards high pressure moulding lines for fresh investments in the last 3-4 years. We believe that this trend is only accelerating in the future. High pressure moulding lines are clearly showing the trend. To accelerate this trend even further, we have introduced the first fully made-in-India vertical DISAMATIC machine in February, 2011. Such a machine—with the added lower cost advantage of Indian manufacturing—brings in a number of smart technologies within the reach of the Indian customers. We intend to introduce another such innovation through our Bangalore Plant in the coming IFEX in March 2012.

Q Brief us about the essen-

tial parts and equipment for metal-forming and the machines offered by your company? We offer a complete range of technologies for such markets – starting from the simultaneous jolt squeeze machine ARPA, to high pressure flask lines DISAFLEX, Flaskless horizontal lines DISAMATCH and the legendary flaskless vertical lines DISAMATIC. The Indian castings industry has one of the lowest

Q What is the role played by

CAD/CAM in the manufacturing industry? In today’s industry, CAD/CAM have become an essential part of any manufacturing company that develops their own products. These tools have grossly enhanced the capabilities and output of not only automotive but also the entire mechanical engineering industry. It is no longer a differentiator anymore; it is an essential must to grow. January 2012 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS 165

INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Interface Q Robots are extensively used in

manufacturing of automobiles, what are the factors that have triggered the current trend? Evolution of robot is natural with the scaling up of the industry. High volume repetitive tasks by humans lead to fatigue related errors and accidents. The investment in robots gets justified as the scale crosses a critical level. This is also coming from an acute shortage of the skilled labour, faced by the industry and also the resultant need to use human labour in more humane work environment, rather than repetitive mechanical tasks. As an example, a high volume engine block casting manufacturer—using a high pressure moulding line—has to necessarily look for robotic handling in Shot blasting and fettling solutions for better cleaning achievements on its castings. With DISA’s global merger with Wheelabrator—the world’s largest surface preparation equipment/solutions company— we are now working on introducing

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automatic manipulator type shot blasting solutions for such requirements in India.

Q What are the current trends and

demand in metal casting industry? The scaling up of the metal casting industry is not possible without upgrading to faster, accurate and automated technologies. We see the clear trend here, as the industry matures to higher scale of operations. The trend is clearly towards high precision, high pressure moulding lines, with high automation levels. The shortage of power and skilled labour are also contributing towards this move to high productivity lines. This is a natural evolution, as the industry scales up for higher volumes in a very competitive environment. Reduction in castings mismatch and machining tolerances is key to stay competitive. Castings Rejection at machining stage is very expensive for the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and this is driving the pressure from

OEMs to buy machined castings instead. This puts the onus of reducing casting mismatch and tolerances on the castings suppliers directly—and in turn drives the demand for higher precision high pressure moulding lines.

Q What are the challenges faced by

the foundry industry? The castings industry faces many challenges. While the demand for fast scaling up is a positive, there are many obstacles—shortage of power and skilled labour being the key ones. Additionally, as the industry upgrades to newer high pressure technologies, there is a very clear support requirement from original equipment suppliers like DISA and Wheelabrator, as the industry goes through a major learning cycle with the new technology. DISA with its established presence of over 25 years in India and also its local team of over 380 people in India is very well placed for this. nishant.kashyap@infomedia18.in

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precision machining

Choosing the right tools forms the foundation of a proper machining process and with the advancements in the manufacturing processes; tools too have undergone a dramatic transition in terms of shape, size, geometry and design. Debarati Basu explores what the industry needs and how the tool makers are gearing up to face the next level requirements.

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he progression of the industry towards higher cutting parameters has brought in the need to re-look at the way tools need to be designed. The advancements in technology have opened up possibilities to experiment with structures and designs. This throws in more challenges for the tool makers to come up with tool dimensions which can support the machining of the next generation machines.

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in weight yet stronger in performance. While experimentation with different materials has made it possible to make high precision machines, one of the major challenges faced by the tool makers today is to upgrade the tools to deliver equally high precision cutting parameters. The industry, for years has experimented with aluminium and aluminium alloys. However, the priorities of machining have consistently changed. The industry is now struggling to get the best out of titanium, magnesium, composites and other alloys. The tools designed to cut through these hard to machine materials is bringing

in a paradigm shift in the machining process itself. Researches across the globe are being focussed on the new designs and dimensions of the tools which can cut and carve intricate designs in these materials.

Industry Demands Even as the Indian industries depend on bulk manufacturing, the latest trend is to produce customised solutions. The industry today is directing its investment towards this aspect. Tool makers too are trying to keep up with the trend and design tooling solutions customised to the machining requirements of the customers.

The automotive industry which provides a substantial thrust to the Indian machine tool industry is into a rapid phase of evolution. With new designs and better features, the industry is looking towards more accuracy in the manufacturing process. While the engines are becoming lighter and compact, the designs are becoming more complicated than ever. On the other hand, sectors like aerospace and energy too are making their mark in the industry, giving a vent to the tooling industry to demonstrate cutting parameters which will be in line with the new age machining processes. The tooling solutions are also trying to keep in pace with the new design complexities that the industry is bringing in.

Tools for Micro Machines

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The tooling industry holds a wide gamut of tool requirements. The range extends from drilling and milling operations conducted on a bigger scale to micromachining processes of high precision components. As manufacturing of micro components is catching up pace in the Indian industry, manufacturing tools for such processes will be the necessity for new-age manufacturing. The tool makers are already gearing up for the upcoming demand. Micro-machining opens up new challenges for the tool makers to bring in precision within tight tolerance and severe machining parameters. The challenge here is to machine very

 The wide range of conventional tooling systems is bringing in a transition in the entire manufacturing process.

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 Proper tool choice can result in the overall decrease in the manufacturing cost.

Key Facets of To o l i n g S o l u t i o n s

    

Reduce machining cost Machine hard to machine materials Run at higher parameters Reduce lead time Longer tool life

small parts however this also opens up avenues for the tool makers to experiment with the tooling systems bringing in various tooling and machining options for the industry. Micro-machining throws the challenges of maintaining tight tolerances and stringent quality while machining hard-to-machine materials. For all this, choosing the right method and the right tool is crucial.

Manufacturers’ Requirements The main focus in the entire manufacturing process is to make the outputting process faster. Optimised machining methods and proper tools can save the machining components as well as reduce cycle times, decrease tooling costs, decrease idle machine time and increase the quality of the machining of the components. The tool makers have an added responsibility to design tools that are customised to the manufacturing operation giving optimised results. The change over time of the tools during the manufacturing process is also another factor that the tool makers are focussing on. While tool makers are

working towards multi-operational tools; efficient and quick change over of tools is the need of the hour so as to reduce the amount of unproductive time during machining.

Facing Challenges As technologies continue to change for the better, it is important that the tooling systems keep pace with the recent advancements. A tool is not an isolated entity instead every component of a tooling system holds a significant role in the tooling process; be it the tool holder, the tool magazine or the tool itself. Researchers across the globe are trying to come up with new tooling solutions, with materials which can withstand the machining process of hard to machine materials. From HSS tools to PCD tools, tool makers are making various innovations with the material, geometries and the coating to suit the demands and needs of today’s manufacturing process.

Future Tooling The amount of transition in the manufacturing sector will define the change that the tooling systems will undergo in future. While customised tooling systems will rule the roost, changes in the materials used in making components will also lead to a transition in the tooling solutions. The future of the tooling systems can only be higher accuracy, better precision, finer machining, thus providing a complete solution. debarati.basu@infomedia18.in

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TOOLING SYSTEMS Interface In an era where high-precision machining is the mantra for manufacturing excellence, the right choice of tooling systems is of utmost importance making a difference in the machining technology. In conversation with Debarati Basu—S Ravishankar – Managing Director – KOMET Precision Tools India Pvt. Ltd—discusses the changing dynamics of the tooling industry.

Q The Changing Role of Tooling

Systems in the Age of Highprecision Machining

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There are various aspects which contribute to the manufacturing process and every aspect of the process plays an important role for effective manufacturing. Be it, the machine, materials, manufacturing technology, coolants, tool choice or the process itself; each section has a vital role to play in the manufacturing system. However, the most important for the entire process is to bring down the cost of production of the component. The right choice of the cutting tool with the proper parameters needed for specific machining can shrink the manufacturing time and make the process faster and in turn bring down the cost of manufacturing. Earlier the efforts of tools makers were more focussed on the longevity of the tool. But today, longer tool life is just one aspect. The key is to increase the cutting parameters and bring down the cost per component. Therefore the criticality of the tool manufacturing today is to bring down the manufacturing cost. Tool life has taken a secondary seat today. Today there is advancement in the machine tools as well. With the usage of CNC machines with advanced technologies like linear drives and high speed spindles, machine tools are able to perform at a faster speed. The cutting tools too have to support the machine tools in delivering the high performance. For example, earlier a drilling operation used to be performed at 2030 meters per minute cutting speeds using an HSS tool on a conventional drilling machine. Today we are able to

do the same operation at 200 to 500 meters per minute using advanced CNC machines and tooling technologies. We have been able to make the parameters ten times faster and correspondingly bringing down the cycle time required to machine the component and reduce the cost as well. For providing the higher performance we develop new tools with new type of cutting materials, new geometries and coatings that can enhance the operating parameters.

Q The Latest Trends in the

Tooling Systems The latest trends in the industry are in terms of –  Advancement in the cutting materials like fine grain carbides and nanocoatings which can work at higher parameters.  Making combination tools: Reducing the change over time of the tools is one of the vital aspects of bringing down the manufacturing time. With the high cost technologically advanced CNC machines, it is imperative to reduce the unproductive tool change time. KOMET has been a pioneer in making combination tools and special tools which can combine multiple operations for better productivity.  Modular tool systems: Today, there are different types of machines with different adaptations. People are trying to limit the basic machine type or pay additional cost to have any one type of adaptation. But with the modular tool concept, the customers have the freedom to choose machines with most desired features even though the machine has a different spindle adaptation. While the front tool can still remain same, the basic

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Q Challenges in

Tool Manufacturing

Bluetooth technology in fine boring tool systems. This makes the adjustments simpler and accurate as compared to the mechanical systems where in the setting by looking at the dial can be cumbersome and prone to backlash errors. The wireless networking of the adjustment key and the display make it possible to have the display outside the work room in a position that is clearly visible. This provides additional versatility when the precision adjusting the head. The operator can avoid mistakes while adjusting and thereby the rejection of components can be eliminated. We offer programmable KOMTRONIC U-Axis system on the CNC machining centers for high precision fine boring applications for machining the special profiles and contours on the machining centers which otherwise would necessitate additional lathe machine or setup. U-axis systems are used in machining applications like Oil pump bore, cylinder bore balcony seat machining, connecting rod finish boring, mining tool production and machining of highly precise aerospace components. We are also working on the concept of intelligent tools which is the future of tooling systems. Courtesy: KOMET Precision Tools India Pvt Ltd

adaptor can change suiting the machine requirement. This reduces the tool inventory and customer also has the choice to choose different machines.

 The Bluflex technology is making tooling process more precise.

The main challenge that the tool makers face is to bring down the cost per component for the customer in the manufacturing process. Assuring a reliability cutting tools is yet another challenge. Eves as the tool maker cannot predict the tool life; reliability of the tools is a critical aspect for the customers. The tool makers should assure reliability of the tool during the machining process. This largely depends on the manufacturing process of the cutting tool. Right from the design stage to production and quality assurance, the manufacturing of the tools have to be controlled under high parameters.

Q Making the Perfect Tool The tools have to be designed specific to the requirement of the customer and should be in line with the specifications of the machining process. Stock allowance, surface quality, geometrical accuracies, type of component (rigid or fragile), different grades of material (like aluminium cast iron, steel, etc.) determine the tool design. Followed by highly sophisticated manufacturing process using highly rigid CNC machines to generate high accuracies, this is followed by critical inspections process using laser measuring equipment and fine balancing equipment, etc. Selection of the raw material also plays a vital role. For instance, carbide is the basic substrate for the tools. Today, there are several suppliers who offer several grades of carbide. Also, there are several coating types available. A careful combination of right substrate and coating can do wonders in dramatically improving the tool performance for a specific application. 176 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - January 2012

A lot of research is happening behind making the perfect tool.

Q Transformations in

Coating Technology The coating technology is also improving continuously. Multilayered coating is greatly popular in the industry now. From Titanium coating to Titanium Carbide (TiC) to Titanium Aluminium Nitride (TiAlN) coating to diamond coating; the technology is changing rapidly. KOMET through its newly acquired company Rhobest is working towards special diamond coating which has been found to be effective for aerospace machining on materials like aluminium, fibre reinforced composites and graphites. The NanoDiamond coating brings in improvement in the economy of machining aluminium and aluminium-alloys. The diamond film provides the coated tools with the excellent properties of diamond. Over the last few years the usage of NCD-coating DIA-Aluminium has been optimised.

Q Recycling Tools Recycling of tool will add to preservation of the planet and the environment. The tools are recycled or refurbished so as to increase the tool utilisation and reduce the cost of manufacturing. There are different types of tools that can be refurbished, For instance, in the brazed carbide or PCD tools the tips can be replaced. Whereas, in the solid carbide tools the cutting edges can be re-sharpened so as to be used again.

Q Adding Value to Tooling Systems We have recently introduced a complete mechatronic fine boring tool called the Bluflex system which uses the

Q Future of Tooling Systems The precision and accuracy in the machine tool industry has undergone a huge transition over the last decade. There is a need for the components to be lighter and stronger. From cast iron, the industry has evolved to compact graphite iron; aluminium alloys are being replaced with magnesium alloys. The tooling systems too, are changing accordingly so as to effectively machine these complicated materials and composite materials. There are several development projects in collaboration between industry and academic universities undertaken in Europe. We hope that India too will move towards these developments. debarati.basu@infomedia18.in

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INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Case Study

Reducing Fastener Grinding Costs Using Advanced Abrasives Ceramic aluminum oxide wheels can increase the number of parts that can be ground between dressing routines, leading to centerless grinding cost savings.

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educing overall production costs in today’s globally competitive market requires identifying all contributing factors and focussing efforts on the worst offenders. For example, in the fastener industry, centerless grinding is an operation in which process improvements can yield significant benefits. Often, fastener manufacturers opt to use low-cost abrasive wheels to reduce consumable expenditures. However, according to abrasive supplier Saint-Gobain, this strategy doesn’t account for a more likely culprit behind increased centerless grinding costs: non-valueadding wheel dressing time. Low-cost aluminum oxide wheels require frequent dressing routines to maintain workpiece tolerances, surface finishes and production levels. Conversely, ceramic aluminum oxide abrasives, such as the new Norton

 The microstructure of Quantum ceramic aluminum oxide has irregularly shaped crystals so wheels continuously expose fresh cutting points to a workpiece.

Quantum line of grinding wheels from Saint-Gobain, can enable fastener manufacturers to realise more significant cost reductions by

 This chart shows the total cost breakdown of centerless grinding of 10,000,000 fasteners using conventional aluminum oxide wheels.

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increasing the number of parts that can be ground between dressing routines. Unlike conventional aluminum oxides, the microstructure of Quantum ceramic aluminum oxide has numerous small, irregularly shaped crystals that enable the wheel to continuously expose fresh cutting points. The company says this microstructure is even finer than other ceramic aluminum oxide grades such as seeded gel, meaning more points can be introduced to the workpiece. In addition, Quantum uses organic and vitrified bonds designed to optimise grain-to-bond adhesion and increase grain retention and wheel life. According to the company, grinding tests of nickel alloy fasteners have shown that Quantum wheels can complete three times as

INSIGHT & OUTLOOK Case Study many parts per dressing routine than conventional aluminum oxide. This improved performance impacts the overall grinding process not just by lowering per-part abrasive costs, but, also by reducing wheel dressing time by as much as two-thirds. Assuming workpiece grinding time for both types of wheels is the same, the total cycle time can be reduced by one-third. Consider a production run of  This chart shows the savings possible with Quantum ceramic aluminum oxide wheels.

 Compared to seeded gel aluminum oxide shown here, the Quantum has smaller grains and more cutting points within a given area.

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10,000,000 fasteners. According to the company, centerless grinding machine cost constitutes the largest portion of overall fastener production expense, and wheel dressing accounts for almost 50 percent of that portion. If wheels require dressing after every 60 or 70 parts, the production run will include approximately 150,000 dressing cycles. If each of these cycles takes an average of five minutes, overall dressing time will take approximately 13,000

hours. Assuming a conservative, fully burdened labor rate of $60 per hour, that amounts to a nearly $800,000 expense for non-value added dressing operation, or about 38 per cent of the total production cost. However, because Quantum wheels require less total dressing time, they can provide a cost savings of more than $500,000 (26 per cent) over the production run, the company says. Courtesy: MMS magazine

Automation Trends

Integrated Software

Provides Competitive-edge CAMWorks with VoluMill from Geometric Technologies helped this shop quickly generate programs from submitted solid models as well as improve cycle times, tool life and machine life.

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rlie Branham remembers a time when rebuilding a particularly complex solid model in preparation for CAM programming might have taken as long as three days. Now, the same task might take only half the time, depending on the model. Likewise, design and programming changes don’t create the same headaches they once did. Setups are easier, and clearance issues and other potential problems are now caught and remedied before machining begins. Metal removal rates and cycle times have improved; and machines as well as, cutting tools alike are lasting longer. Branham is a programmer at Tomak Precision, a job shop in Lebanon, Ohio that specialises in close-tolerance work in hardened materials. He attributes the gains outlined above to the shop’s implementation of CAMWorks, a solidsbased CAM system from Geometric Americas (Scottsdale, Arizona). Equipped with an array of tools that simplify and automate even the most complex programming tasks—the software helps the shop move from customer drawings to machining programs accurately and efficiently, he adds. Meanwhile, its seamless integration with VoluMill, a toolpath engine developed by Celeritive Technologies (Cave Creek, Arizona), ensures tool paths take full advantage of the capabilities of the shop’s equipment. Tomak Precision’s 20,000 square feet of manufacturing space is home to equipment for turning, milling, grinding, EDM, inspection and more. Work ranges from prototype jobs – to short lots to – full production runs. To meet the requirements of customers in



Tomak’s 20,000-square-foot shop floor is home to a variety of mills and lathes as well as Swisstype turning machines; turn-mills; wire and sinker EDMs; honing, lapping and other finishing equipment; and inspection and testing equipment.

the aerospace, medical, machine tool and other industries, the company prioritises training and continually evaluates new technology, says AJ Schaeper Jr – General Manager. That includes software, and Schaeper says CAMWorks has helped maintain profitability amid the economic difficulties of the past few years. One of the system’s most significant time-saving features is associativity between CAD and CAM functions, Schaeper adds. This enables the software to identify and re-calculate tool paths automatically based on changes to the part model. For example, when the depth of a pocket changes in the model, the tool path updates automatically. As a result, it takes less effort to accommodate design and programming changes. Seamless integration with SolidWorks is also important because many of the company’s customers use the featurebased CAD system, Schaeper explains. The ability to import solid models directly into CAMWorks and work with them from within the CAM environment is a significant time-saver, Branham agrees. In fact, he estimates that specific time savings range from 10 to 50 per cent, depending on the complexity of the model.

“In the past, rebuilding a solid model would take anywhere from an hour to three days,” he explains. “Importing the model into CAMWorks and working directly from it so that we are not re-inventing the wheel is faster and more efficient.” Other capabilities come into play after machining programs are finalised. For example, the software provides an accurate, realistic representation of the machining environment; including all machine components, workpieces, fixtures, etc, Branham says. This helps operators on the shop floor save time during setups. Likewise, the software’s simulation capabilities ensure programs are accurate before machining cycles begin. “You can verify everything right on the screen,” Branham notes. “You can see quickly if your tool doesn’t have enough flute length, if the corner radius on your tool is too big or too small. The ability to do things like that without ever putting tool to metal, is a major money saver.” The software also helps select the right tool for a given job. If the right tool isn’t available in the CAMWorks tool library, the programmer can draw that tool and use it in simulation. “This has January 2012 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS 185

Automation Trends

 Tomak’s Fadal VMC 6030 machines a fixture that will be used to hold aircraft engine parts for fast-hole EDM. CAMWorks with VoluMill not only provides efficient tool paths, but also enables the company to verify programs to avoid clearance issues and other problems before machining begins.

 Branham says one software feature he finds especially valuable is the ability to draw and add custom tooling to the CAM system’s library. At the beginning of this process, the programmer starts with a 2D sketch and uses the revolve boss/base feature to create a solid model.



This simulation depicts the tool in the photo above engaged in the part for which it was designed.

removed a lot of the guesswork from tool selection, which is important for our business because a lot of the parts we do are very complex and place a variety of demands on the tooling,” Branham says. Generating machining programs from imported solid models more quickly and accurately has helped the shop win jobs, Branham adds. As of this year, CAMWorks has provided additional benefits and in Branham credits it to You Tube, which he regards as “one of the best tools in my toolbox.” He says he often peruses 186 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - January 2012

the free video site to stay up-to-date on the latest technologies. “I just type in a generic heading, like ‘milling aluminium,’ and see what comes up.” One video that caught his eye depicted a stainless steel roughing operation with an exceptionally high metal removal rate. The software that supposedly made this possible was called VoluMill. Impressed, he sought out more VoluMill videos. “At first, I thought they were stretching the truth,” he says. “I looked into it more and realised this was for real. This was a game-changer.”

 Conventional tool paths often contain sharp, 90-degree corners that can cause spikes in radial tool load.

VoluMill generates tool paths designed to maintain a constant load on the cutting tool and machine tool spindle. According developer Celeritive Technologies, this enables cutting more aggressively while extending tool and machine life. The toolpath engine is said to be effective for virtually any material and virtually any shape that can be rough-milled in a two/ three-axis CAM system. The software works by controlling the rate of material removal. Unlike tool paths that are plotted according to the geometry of the feature being machined, VoluMill paths are designed to avoid abrupt changes in direction, such as those that occur in corners. Along with this smooth, continuous motion, the software maintains a constant, user-defined stepover and dynamically adjusts feeds, speeds and cutting depths according to tool engagement with the material. According to the developer, the resulting path avoids load spikes and ensures that users get the most from the capabilities of their machines and cutting tools.

 In contrast, VoluMill tool paths are said to provide smooth, continuous motion to maintain a constant radial tool load and enable machining at more aggressive parameters.

Branham and Schaeper’s timing was fortuitous—before they could buy VoluMill, they learned that it would be fully integrated within the 2011 version of CAMWorks for 2.5- and 3-axis roughing applications. Tomak became one of the first shops to take advantage of that option when it took delivery of the new version in March 2011. Branham says using the toolpath engine is as simple as selecting it from a drop-down menu in CAMWorks’ roughing tab. Its greatest benefit is toolpath efficiency. “There is no wasted motion,” he notes. “For example, when you calculate an internal corner, there is a whole lot of math involved. CAMWorks with VoluMill does most of that math for you. That saves an average of 50 per cent on machining time for these features.” As another example, he cites a hypothetical job that involves removing a large amount of material from a part’s exterior. Another system, he says, might require creating numerous tool paths to ‘step in’ the tool and avoid overload. VoluMill, in contrast, maintains a constant radial load on the tool and never deviates. “If you tell it 20-thousandths stepover, it will do that every time,” he adds. In all, VoluMill has increased material removal rates enough to achieve cycle time reductions ranging to 80 per cent in some cases. The shop reports that tool life has also improved, sometimes by as much as 500 per cent. Coupling these benefits with time-saving features of CAMWorks has helped the shop improve efficiency and attract new work, including parts it wouldn’t otherwise have been able to make, Schaeper adds. Courtesy: MMS magazine

Energy Management

EDM Energy

Conservation without the Effort  The EconoWatt II is operated via a dedicated control screen that eliminates the need to input M codes into the machine program. The unit can be programmed to turn off peripherals to save energy during idle periods and initiate a wake-up cycle to warm the machine up before operations begin.

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aking steps to reduce machine tool energy consumption offers more than just the warm, fuzzy feeling that often comes with doing one’s part for the planet. It can also impact the bottom line. However, this more tangible benefit goes only so far with most energy-saving systems, which are typically dashboard-type units that track machine power use and leave it to manufacturers to take appropriate steps for conservation. One system recently developed for wire EDM machines promises to relieve users of that burden. Available from GF AgieCharmilles (Lincolnshire, Illinois), the EconoWatt II is an active conservation system that automatically initiates energysaving routines at scheduled intervals. EconoWatt II builds on developments pioneered in the manufacturer’s previousgeneration system, the EconoWatt I. Both save energy by adjusting machine peripherals—for example, switching off pumps, generators, fans, chillers, lights and other such components when the machine is idle. The EconoWatt II features all the capability of the previous model along with additional functions, including wake-up cycles, humidity holding and temperature holding. Users can also access and program the unit remotely via GF AgieCharmilles’ E-Monitoring system.

Most machine tool energy conservation systems simply track power consumption; placing the burden of actually reducing energy use on manufacturers. GF AgieCharmilles aims to change that with the EconoWatt II, an automated system for wire EDM.

However, the most significant differences between the two systems are ease of use and scheduling capability, the manufacturer explains. Unlike the EconoWatt I, which operates via special M codes that must be input into the machine program—the EconoWatt II features an additional dedicated control screen. This screen not only provides more intuitive operation, but also, enables users to specify exactly when the system will activate and deactivate machine peripherals. For example, a shop could instruct the system to switch peripherals off every day at 5 pm and back on again at 6 am, or to switch off during the weekend and power back up on Monday. Peripherals can also be programmed to switch off at the end of a part program, if the wire breaks and in the event of a machine error. To avoid losing time waiting for the machine to warm up, wake-up cycles can be programmed to restart the peripherals, circulate the dialectric and stabilise the machine’s temperature before production starts. The system’s humidity holding function periodically activates dielectric pumps during idle periods to automatically maintain a stable, userspecified humidity level. According to the company, keeping parts wet in this way prevents pitting or rusting

when exposed to shop air overnight. Likewise, keeping machine seals, power contacts and wire-threading jet nozzles wet and clean prevents contaminants from drying on their surfaces. Similarly, the temperature holding function periodically activates circulation and chiller pumps, while the generator, control screen and other components remain off. This maintains a constant, 68-degree temperature in the dielectric tank so the machine is ready for action once the peripherals are powered up again. A shop could, for example, run roughing passes unattended at night with assurance that the machine’s temperature will be sufficiently stabilised for precision finishing passes in the morning. The unit also enables shops to track their energy savings via the Econometer, a speedometer-like display on the control screen. Users can view the machine’s current energy consumption level in kilowatts per hour as well as its consumption history, which dates back to the day the unit was installed. Regardless of these automated functions, the primary purpose of the EconoWatt II is saving energy. According to GF AgieCharmilles, those savings can be significant—the manufacturer estimates that a wire EDM equipped with the system consumes only 1 kilowatt per hour while sitting idle. Courtesy: MMS magazine

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Metal Working Lessons for India from Taiwan No opportunity is small and no situation too difficult. This is what Formosa Island has proven to the world by rising up to be at par with its neighbouring dragon nations. While Taiwan outlived turbulent times; only in the last 20 years has the petite country achieved a brand new identity positioning itself successfully on the global economic charts. As the machine tool sector is the driving force of the Taiwanese economy, Debarati Basu provides a few pointers that India can learn from its industrious Asian neighbour.

Utilising the Geographical Advantage Surrounded by the giants of economic supremacy, Taiwan could only be graded as an underdog in the race. However, Taiwan marshalled its resources to combine the best practices in manufacturing from both its neighbouring nations. This has helped Taiwan today to establish itself as the preferred destination for purchasing technologically commendable products at a competitive price.

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Like India, Taiwan too is a labour centric nation; allowing it a similar leverage to be the preferred destination for cost effective manufacturing. However, Taiwan also draws strength from its available resources. From procuring raw materials to man power, Taiwan believes in its own mettle. The country, over the years, has been working towards strengthening its local resources and utilising it to the optimum instead of depending on outsourcing or importing.

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In the recent times, there have been concentrated efforts on establishing industrial pockets across Taiwan and developing a cluster effect in every region. The industrial parks draw its strength from its clusters which are a balanced amalgamation of an array of big and small companies holding its forte in different sections of manufacturing processes. So, while the industries save on time and finances by utilising the potential available in its own cluster, it also gives leverage to the smaller industries to rise and prove their mettle.

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The one thing that the growing economy does not have today is time and the Taiwanese industries are cashing on it. While most manufacturing units across the world offer a lead time of at least six months, the Taiwanese companies promise to deliver the same quality in half the time. All the efforts in the manufacturing process aim to reduce the process time. While minimal dependence on imports save them from the last minute crunch in procuring parts, working in clusters also helps to cut down on time.

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Post production services play an important role in building up strong business relationships. For this, most Taiwanese companies have opted for designated service teams which work round the clock to provide prompt service to their clientele across the globe. Many companies have also incorporated e-servicing where the machines can be directly monitored and serviced online.

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Unlike India, Taiwan is an export oriented country, 75 per cent of the country’s output is exported. The domestic demand, which is also significant for the overall growth of the economy, is met but, this is done by optimising local resources instead of depending on imports. The industry has strengthened its local manufacturers to a capacity that enables them to provide international quality products and services. To bring in trade, the industry has made itself very flexible to the customers’ needs. While China has built its economy over mass production and Japan has an upper hand on technologically high products but suffers from longer lead times; Taiwan proves itself as a better bet by being flexible enough on customer demands.

Investing on R&D Research and development is the key to growth. Even though Taiwan gets its cues on global trends and developments from Japan, the country also puts in an equal amount of effort and investment to provide better and effective technology to the world. The R&D of the country is also focussed on how to make the technology affordable and offer it at a competitive pricing in the market.

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Infrastructure The first step towards bringing in investment is to create adequate infrastructure. Every industry pocket in Taiwan is connected with excellent infrastructure making it easier for the foreign investors to approach the industries.

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Difficulty in acquiring skilled employees is a world wide phenomenon today. Taiwan is no different. However, the government research organisations along with the industries are making a collective effort by collaborating with the technical institutes to educate and prepare budding engineers to take interest in the machining sector.

Creating a Brand Image Most of the industrial development gyrates around the support that the government provides for a holistic growth of the manufacturing sector. With free flow of finances for new ventures to mushroom across the country, the government has also poured in additional support to small-sized companies in order to instigate research and innovation on their shop floors. The government is now working towards creating a strong presence of the ‘Made in Taiwan’ tag in the global market by picking up various innovative endeavours to promote the nation.

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Projects New projects and expansion activities are the barometers of industrial growth. These also present business opportunities to service providers like consultants, contractors, plant & equipment suppliers and others down the value chain. This feature will keep you updated with vital information regarding new projects and capacity expansions being planned by companies in the metalworking and allied industries.

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Federal-Mogul Corporation Project type New facility News Federal-Mogul Corporation is planning to develop a new brake f riction manufacturing facility in Chennai to serve the OE and aftermarket segments for automotive, construction, railway and industrial customers. The company expects to employ a p p ro x i m a t e l y 300 people when the facility is in full operation. The investment for new facility is expected to be approximately $ 15 million. Project location Chennai Project cost $ 15 million (estimated) Implementation stage Planning Contact details: Federal-Mogul Goetze (India) Ltd 10th Floor, Paras Twin Towers Sector-54, Golf Course Road Gurgaon, Haryana Tel: 0124 4784530 Fax: 0124 4292840 Email: support.ho@federalmogul.com --------------------------------------------Compressor

Atlas Copco (India) Ltd Project type New facility Project news Atlas Copco (India) Ltd is building a new factory at Chakan, Pune. The new facility will produce stationary industrial compressors and portable compressors with construction expected to be completed by the second half of 2012. The outlook for 194 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - January 2012

India’s economic development remains good and the company foresees strong growth in compressors in industries like oil and gas, power generation, heavy industries (such as cement and steel), infrastructure, chemical and pharmaceutical industry, along with broad general manufacturing industrial sector. Project location Chakan, Pune Project cost Not known Implementation stage Under construction Contact details: Atlas Copco Compressor A division of Atlas Copco (India) Ltd, Sevanagar, Dapodi, Pune 411 012 Tel: 20 3985 2302 Fax: 20 3985 2344 Email: keerti.lele@in.atlascopco.com --------------------------------------------Integrated manufacturing facility

General Electric Project type New facility News The global conglomerate General Electric (GE) will set up its first integrated manufacturing facility in India at Pune, Maharashtra with an upf ront investment of ` 1,000 crore. W ith this multi-technology and multi-business facility on 60 acre, the company will provide jobs to about 2,000 people and expand its product portfolio to increase its market share and revenues in India. Project location Pune

Project cost ` 1,000 crore Implementation stage Planning Contact details: GE India Industrial Pvt Ltd 71/1, Shivaji Marg New Delhi Tel: 011 2592 8185 Fax: 011 2592 8088 Email: query@ge.com --------------------------------------------Two-wheeler

Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) Project type New facility Project news Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), the two-wheeler unit of Japan’s Honda Motor, is setting up its third plant with an investment of ` 1,000 crore. The new facility is spread across 350,000 sq m at Narsapur industrial area, will be operational by the first half of 2013. The new plant will have a capacity of 1.2 million units a year and will employ 3,000 people. Project location Narsapur industrial area Project cost ` 1,000 crore Implementation stage Under construction Contact details: Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt Ltd IMT Manesar Gurgaon Haryana - 122050 Tel: 0124 2290911-19 Fax: 0124 2290891 Email: customercare@honda2wheelersindia.com

Event List - National

INDORE

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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. Mob: 09819552270 Fax: 022 3003 4499 • Email: engexpo@infomedia18.in • Web: www.engg-expo.com

INTEC 2012 The fair provides a perfect platform for launching new products and offers real time demonstration of machines in operation, backed by 2500 KW of power in a hall area sprawled over 3 lakh sq ft thereby creating an industry – like ambience at the venue; Janaury 4-9, 2012; Codissia Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore. For details contact C/O, CODISSIA CODISSIA GD Nadiu Towers, Post Bag No-3827, Huzur Road, Coimbatore - 641 018 Tel: 422-2221582, 2222409, 2221052 Fax: 422-2222131 Email: intec@codissia.com Website: www.intec.codissia.com

IPTEX 2012 IPTEX provides a fertile platform for power transmission equipment manufacturers, and industrial end users to witness the latest and most-favored offerings in power transmission technology and to source the most optimal and appropriate solution for a wide array of manufacturing needs; February 09-11, 2012; Bombay Exhibition Center, Mumbai. For details contact #132, 1st Floor, 5th Cross, Cambridge Layout, Bangalore-560 008

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Tel: 80 2556 7028 Fax: 80 2556 7028 Email: info@virgo-comm.com Website: www.iptex.virgo-comm.com

ELECRAMA - 2012 Held biennially since 1990, the event has become the world’s largest confluence of power transmission and distribution community; January 19 – 22, 2012; at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. For details contact: 501, Kakad Chambers 132, Dr Annie Besant Road Worli, Mumbai Tel: +22 2498 4226, Fax: +22 2497 5140 Email: mumbai@ieema.org Web: www.elecrama.com

IMTEX Forming 2012 and Tooltech 2012 International exhibition focussing on the exhaustive range of forming technologies in engineering applications. The concurrent event – Tooltech 2012 is dedicated to cutting tools, tooling systems, machine tool accessories, metrology and CAD/CAM; January 19-24, 2012; Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Bengaluru For details contact: Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association

Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, 10th Mile, Tumkur Road Madavara Post, Bengaluru Tel: +91 80 6624 6600 Fax: +91 80 6624 6661 Email: info@imtex.in Web: www.imtex.in

Modern Machine Shop The event offers an ultimate platform to demonstrate potential and futuristic technologies in the product segment to a large cross-section of business visitors, from the entire engineering industry; April 5-8, 2012; India Expo Mart, Greater Noida For details contact: Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, 10th Mile, Tumkur Road, Madavara Post, Bengaluru Tel: +91 80 6624 6600 Fax: +91 80 6624 6661 Email: info@imtma.in Web: www.imtma.in

AMTEX 2012 AMTEX (Asian Machine Tools Exhibition) has constantly strengthened its position as one of the largest shows of machine tools, machineries and manufacturing technologies in the Asian region. The event will showcase the latest advances in Machine Tools and manufacturing solutions; July 27-30, 2012; Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. For details contact Triune Exhibitors Pvt LTD 25, 3rd Floor, 8th Main Road, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore – 560 052. Tel: + 91-80-4330-7474 Fax: + 91-80-2235-2772 Email: info@triuneexhibitors.com Web: www.triuneexhibitors.com

Event List - International METAV 2012 The event is ideally suited for opening up new markets and building new contacts. Exhibitors benefit from its cogent exhibition concept which attracts decision-makers in the revelant markets and brings supply and demand sides together. Visitors gain an overview of the full scope of goods and services of modern production technology; February 28 – March 3, 2012; Fairgrounds Düsseldorf, Germany. For details contact: Verein Deutscher Werkzeugmaschinenfabriken eV (VDW) Messeabteilung / Fair Department Corneliusstraße 4 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany Tel. +49-69-756081-53/54 Fax: +49-69-756081-74 Email: metav@vdw.de Web: www.metav.com

China CNC Machine Tool Fair China CNC Machine Tool Fair (CCMT) has been successfully held since 2000 in Shanghai every year. It has developed into one of China’s biggest machine tool and metal-working exhibitions; April 16 -20, 2012; Nanjing International Expo Center, China. For details contact: IMAG - Internationaler Messe - und Ausstellungsdienst GmbH Am Messesee 2, 81829, München Germany Phone: +49-89 9492 2113 Fax: + +49-89 9492 2114 Email: reinhard.willenbuecher@imag.de Web: www.imag-db.de

SIMTOS 2012 SIMTOS 2012 will be divided into six brand pavilions by exhibit product ie metal cutting and die & mould working, press & metal forming, cutting-off & welding tools & related equipment, CAD/CAM, measuring system & robotics and motion controls; April 17 – 22, 2012; Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX), Seoul Korea. For details contact: 4th Fl Tower Crystal Building, 1008-1 Daechi-dong, Kangnam-gu,

Seoul, 135-280, South Korea Tel: +82-2-3453-2721 Fax: +82-2-6280-2721 Email: intl@simtos.org Web: www.simtos.org

MACH 2012 MACH organised by the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), attracts almost 450 exhibitors and over 20,000 visitors who will showcase some of the best innovations and latest developments from the manufacturing technologies sector; April 11 – 16, 2012; NEC Birmingham, UK For details contact The Manufacturing Technologies Association 62 Bayswater Road, London, W2 3PS, United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 7298 6400 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7298 6430 Email: info@mta.org.uk Web: www.mta.org.uk

AUSTECH 2012

E J Krause & Associates, Inc 6430 Rockledge Dr Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20817 Tel. +1 301 493 5500 Fax. +1 301 493 5705 Email: swagart@ejkrause.com Web: www.expomanufactura.com

INTERMACH 2012 The show focuses exclusively on industrial machinery and aims at introducing the latest high-tech machinery and cutting edge technology from around the world; May 1720, 2012; at Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC), Thailand. For details contact: UBM Asia (Thailand) Co Ltd 503/23 K S L Tower 14th Floor Sri Ayuthaya Road, Kwaeng Thanon Phayathai, Khet Rajathewee, Bangkok 10400 Thailand Tel: +66 0 2642 6911 Fax: +66 0 2642 6919 E-mail: info-th@ubm.com Web: www.ubmthailand.com

The show exhibits with new manufacturing technologies and techniques to cut costs. More than 10,000 decision-makers regularly attend Austech and National Manufacturing Week to get ideas, find innovative ways of making things and solve manufacturing problems; May 8 -11 2012, Sydney Showground Sydney Olympic Park, Australia.

The 10th exhibition will serve as a platform to network with pioneers from machine tools, precision engineering and metalworking technology sector; July 3 – 6 July, 2012; at Saigon exhibition & Convention Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

For details contact AMTIL Suite 1, 673 Boronia Road Wantirna, 3152, Victoria, Australia Tel: +61 3 9800 3666 Fax: +61 3 9800 3436 Email: kwarren@amtil.com.au Web: www.amtil.com.au

For details contact: Singapore Exhibition Services Pte Ltd 1 Jalan Kilang Timor 09-02 Pacific Tech Centre Singapore 159303 Tel: +65 6233 6638, Fax: +65 6233 6633 Email: mta@sesallworld.com Web: www.mtavietnam.com

EXPO MANUFACTURA 2012 An important international business forum for the processing and manufacturing industry, the event will integrate new technologies and latest innovations in the processing and manufacturing industry; March 6 – 8, 2012; Cintermex, Mexico.

MTA VIETNAM 2012

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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Indore 6-9 Jan. 2012 Maharaja Shivajirao School Ground, Chimanbaug

Offering companies manufacturing advantage with a trading edge Sensing the pulse of the customers and offering them the best of opportunities has been the notion and intent of Engineering Expo ever since its inception. With the aim to equip companies with the best networking as well as product demonstration platform, the fourth edition of Engineering Expo Indore, organised by Infomedia 18 Ltd, will kick-start from January 6, 2012. Perched for profits, this year’s edition promises to offer companies a manufacturing advantage with a trading edge. A preview… Prerna Sharma & Nishi Rath

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elcome to the heart of India where possibilities are endless and opportunities unlimited! Madhya Pradesh, by virtue of its central location, has become a strategic hotspot for setting up logistical activities and a burgeoning trade hub. Notwithstanding is the fact that its major cities such as Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior and Jabalpur are also gaining major traction owing to the state’s inherent advantages. For years, Indore has been known as the trading hub of central India. Abuzz with all the success ingredients such as strategic positioning, logistics hub, proximity to major ports, low cost of land & labour, availability of talent manpower and the entrepreneurial spirit of people; all these and more are driving businesses in the cities. These promising advantages and proximity to emerging manufacturing hubs such as Pithampur and Dewas offer the city a manufacturing advantage with a trading edge. Is it not the perfect mix to progress and prosper? Taking these thoughts forward and keeping up with the growth momentum is the fourth edition of Engineering Expo Indore that promises to offer exhibitors and visitors a dual opportunity. Slated to be held between January 6 and 9, 2012, the Expo aims at offering companies a networking platform for enhancing their business prospects.

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ENGINEERING EXPO INDORE STATS 200+ Exhibitors 12,000+ Expected visitors 15,000+ Products on display 1,00,000 sq ft Area Participation from 38 different cities in India 5,000+ products on display Elaborating on this, Sandeep Khosla, CEO – Publishing, Infomedia 18 Ltd, observes, “With the intent to offer our exhibitors the dual proposition of exploring manufacturing opportunities along with an inherent trading edge, we decided to select Indore as the location to organise Engineering Expo in 2009. I am delighted to share with you that the past three editions have proved to be successful in terms of generating enviable business leads. I am sure that the upcoming edition will offer our exhibitors much more opportune prospects. For visitors, it is going to be a great networking platform to forge deals and get updated on latest products & services. All in all, it is a win-win scenario for all.”

Opportunities unlimited… The geographic location of the state makes it a prominent business

destination for companies vying to get a logistical advantage over their competitors. It can give companies an upper hand in establishing inter-state trade. The major advantage it offers investors is the low establishment cost of business as compared to its neighbouring states. Justifying the same, Ashok Jaiswal, President, Association of Industries, Madhya Pradesh, states, “Apart from low transportation cost to every corner of the country, the state offers basic requirements such as land, water and skilled manpower at a low price. The state also allows industrial units and their ancillaries to have captive power plants to produce power as per the requirement.” Adds Rajesh Prasad, Factory Head – Pithampur, Jyothy Laboratories, “Indore is fast emerging as a transportation hub due to its easy accessibility. However, ancillary industrial development is still at a nascent stage in the state. This offers new entrants trying to establish their base in the state an added advantage. Areas like Delhi and NCR are getting saturated and Madhya Pradesh is proving to be a preferred destination for setting up ancillary units owing to the advantages such as low cost of production and transportation, which it will offer investors.” Testifying this, Sameer Golwelkar, Managing Partner, Orion Wire Ropes, says, “The presence of major industrial units has

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Event Preview given way to the establishment of ancillary industries. Moreover, the cost of production in smaller cities, such as Indore, is less as compared to other big cities. Secondly, the state’s proximity to Gujarat is an added advantage. Many ancillaries have developed in Madhya Pradesh to cater to the larger industries in Gujarat.” Multinational companies setting up their manufacturing units in Madhya Pradesh have also led to the growth of ancillary industries in the state. According to Ravindra Pujari, MD, Unique Saws & Machineries, “Madhya Pradesh houses five original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and more than 100 auto component manufacturing facilities, the market size of which is approximately $ 306 million. In addition, many major industry players also have plans to set up plants in the state. Pithampur offers tremendous potential and promises to be one of the leading auto-based clusters in India.”

Upbeat exhibitors Like always, exhibitors are upbeat about exhibiting their innovative products and demonstrating their manufacturing might to visitors of the Expo. Going by their sentiments, most of the exhibitors are happy with the choice of location such as Rudrapur, Indore and Aurangabad for organising the Expo, as it offers them access to such emerging manufacturing hubs. According to one of the exhibitors, B Harish, General Manager, Micromatic Machine Tools, “Indore is a developing industrial hub and it is the perfect time & place to organise the event. Indore is a significant market for us. Looking at the potential of the region, we had set up our franchisee here six months ago. As the major cities are getting crowded by the day, people are moving towards tier II & tier III cities. That is why regions like Rudrapur and Indore have become great options for many leading manufacturers.” He adds, “We feel that by participating in the Expo, we will get a lot more visibility. Moreover, we

are also looking at higher sales through the exhibition.” Seconding his views, Rajesh Ratnaparkhi, Director, Ratnaparkhi Electronics India, avers, “Many exhibitors from Indore and neighbouring areas will be present at the event, which will offer scope for interaction with manufacturers. Indore and the nearby areas like Pithampur are fast developing and with Indore being a great exhibition centre, we will have great opportunities to get introduced and present ourselves to our potential clients in the best possible way. During the event, we will be launching two of our products: CNC wire cut EDM machine and portable EDM machine.” Prabodh Ahuja, Partner, Hi-Tech Engineers, Indore, asserts, “I plan to

FIRST GREEN SEZ IN MP India’s first greenfield SEZ was set up in Indore. Around 7,500 people have been engaged in these units, nine units involving `650 crore are under construction in the SEZ. The SEZ has, so far, done export business worth `1,300 crore. get answers to most of my technical queries at the Expo. Additionally, Indore is a developing business hub and our participation in the Expo will give us recognition in Indore and its nearby areas. Some of our best material handling products will be on display there and interested people can get an idea about the product as there will be live demonstration.” According to Yogesh Mantri, Managing Director, Automation and General Electric Co, “It is good to have such an event in one of the developing areas. It will offer a platform for all – the industry, traders and OEMs. We hope to interact with more customers and showcase our products during the event – we will be displaying the Universal Enclosures of Schneider make.”

Manish Matta, Manager, Electronic Appliances, on the other hand, avers, “People are always on the move and do not have the time to see all the products & solutions available. Such an event comes as a one-stop solution for all. Also, Indore is not what it used to be five years ago. It is fast developing, and, at this point, organising such an event will be beneficial for everybody.” “We are into trading, manufacturing and are solution providers and will be displaying 10-15 solutions that we launched last year,” he adds.

Growth ahoy! While many opportunities exist, there is still much more scope for companies, which aspire to make Indore and the surrounding regions their preferred investment landscape. According to Gautam Kothari, President, Pithampur Audhyogik Sangathan, “To make the state a prominent export hub, a special corridor has been recently sanctioned by the government, which will be linked with the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor.” Also, many other railway projects are in the pipeline. Kothari adds, “Regions in and around Indore have the potential to attract many pharmaceuticals companies, be it formulations or bio-tech, but owing to the absence of regulatory bodies in Indore, many pharma companies have shifted their base from the region. However, with the decentralisation of the Food & Drug Administration Authority to Indore from Bhopal, many pharma companies are flourishing around the region. Along with this, the recently launched singlewindow system and the single application systems in the industrial policy will also act as trade enablers.” With such promising prospects ready to be leveraged & capitalised on, exhibitors and visitors at Engineering Expo Indore can be sure of getting the biggest bang for their buck. Be there on January 6, 2012, to capture the immense opportunities waiting to be tapped. Email: prerna.sharma@infomedia18.in; nisi.rath@infomedia18.in

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SYNERGISING

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ustifying the buzz surrounding it, the much-awaited engineering exhibition of the region witnessed a tremendous response from visitors and exhibitors alike. Over the years, the event has become synonymous with offering exuberant business opportunities to its participants. The current edition showcased an exhaustive range of costeffective and technologically advanced solutions in the complete product segment of manufacturing.

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the region. Around 12,894 delegates who flocked the event from November 18 - 21, 2011, at Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre, Pimpri, generated business worth ` 81.10 crore. This year’s event also witnessed a team of 22, who were part of the Japanese delegation, and also executives from Tata Motors, Mahindra & Mahindra, Bajaj Auto Ltd, John Deere, Force Motors, Forbes Marshall and Siddheshwar Group of Industries. The inauguration function was graced by the presence of eminent dignitaries like Asheesh Sharma, R Bhaskar, C M Venkateshwaran, V Gokul Das, R V Krishnan and Sandeep Khosla. While addressing the media during the inaugural event, Asheesh Sharma

Galaxy of dignitaries at the inauguration (L-R) R V Krishnan, Chairman – Business Development Bureau India Pvt Ltd, C M Venkateshwaran, COO- Aker Powergas Subsea Pvt Ltd and Immediate Past Chairman – Process Plant & Machinery Association of India (PPMAI), V Gokul Das, MD –HRS Process Systems Ltd, Sandeep Khosla, CEO - Publishing, Infomedia 18 Ltd, R Bhaskar, Plant Head–CVBU – Tata Motors Ltd Pune and Asheesh Sharma, IAS – Commissioner – Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation

The sixth edition of Engineering Expo Pune brimmed with enthusiasm and positive demand, which echoed the industrial confidence of the region. With latest technologies and breakthrough solutions on display, the event was thronged by decision makers and professionals to ameliorate their understanding of the latest offerings in the Indian manufacturing industry. said, “Engineering Expo has grown from strength to strength over the years and Infomedia 18 Ltd has been doing a great job in organising this show.” He also highlighted the importance of good exhibition centres to boost trade in the region and also announced plans to set up a state-of-the art exhibition centre in Pune.

Fostering Business Ties Pune, which is home to many ‘startup’ SMEs with hi-tech products that meet the requirements of defence establishments and private companies, has over the years witnessed a steady growth of SMEs in the region. According to Bhaskar, “The growth of

Event Report the Indian economy depends, to a great extent, on the growth of the manufacturing sector. Moreover, India’s growth has to cover all sections of the industry and forums, like Engineering Expo, which not only give manufacturers an opportunity to showcase their products, but also allows technology-related learnings to be shared and transferred among all stakeholders like OEMs, customers and both big and small entrepreneurs. Such forums not only help customers find the right product and right company, they also aid manufacturers in collaborating with the right partners and herein lies their importance.” As a trendsetter, Engineering Expo offers an excellent platform for companies to launch cost-effective products and create awareness about their capabilities. Extending the importance of Expo beyond excelence,Venkateshwaran added, “The timing for the Engineering Expo could not have been better, it is the end of the year when companies take a stock of what they have done over the year, and it is time when companies try to foresee what the future would be like. The vast section of manufacturing, which is represented by SMEs, play a major role in the growth of Indian economy, and forums like Engineering Expo provide an excellent platform for companies to come under one roof and exchange their views. It is a fantastic forum for companies to discuss the latest in the industry as there is a lot of innovation happening in the SME segment. The timing, the growth-oriented economy and the platform organised by Engineering Expo is a winning combination for strengthening business.” Seconding these thoughts, Gokul Das, said, “The enormous contribution of the SME segment to provide competent services to larger companies is truly an outstanding aspect in Pune’s growth and success story. This has also largely been possible due to Pune’s spirit of entrepreneurship. Initiatives like Engineering Expo offer a potent platform to discuss and highlight various issues and

challenges; meet and connect with peers from the industry; and finally to realise that the moment and opportunities to collaborate and grow are here, and now.”

Adhering to the Market Dynamics The event hosted an interesting mix of exhibitors ranging from companies showcasing the latest in ERP solutions to clients offering second-hand machinery. Anant Chind, Executive Director, Chind Iron and Steel Industries Ltd, said, “Over the years, Engineering Expo has grown rapidly, and has become a crucial enabler for the transfer of technology and knowhow. We are into sheetmetal working and machine tools, and consider this event as the best platform to find more business & gain know-how of the current scenario in the industry. The event provides Indian companies an excellent opportunity to find new technologies, which will help local manufacturers to meet global standards.” The evolving customer demands have necessitated the requirement for quicker solutions with better productivity and reduced cycle time. The yearly frequency of the event enables companies to showcase their latest technologies. Navneet Punj, Head – Business Operation, Wide Bridge Consulting Pvt Ltd, noted, “We are showcasing our latest technology here and have generated a good response from the visitors. The event has provided an excellent platform to launch our costeffective products. It has enabled us to reach the right audience and create awareness about our capability to offer a combination of cost-effective and highly productive technologies.” Adding to this Milan Supanekar, Proprietor, Welding Technologies India, who has been associated with Engineering Expo for the past couple of years and is among one of the exhibitors who have already expressed interest to participate in the 2012 edition of the event, said, “Engineering Expo has over the years upgraded itself to international standards; the infrastructure and quality of visitors has improved year after year. We are happy to be associated

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Over 225 exhibitors 12,894 visitors Over 5,000 products displayed ` 81 crore worth business generated 45,000 sq ft exhibition area 1,00,000 kg machinery moved 8,834 business leads generated with this event and wish to grow with it over the years. At this edition, we showcased our latest technologies and products, which have generated good response among some of our esteemed customers.” The event also served as a foreground to showcase live demonstrations to customers. CTR MFG IND Ltd capitalised on this opportunity to launch their new product and showcase its technical & functional aspects to customers. “We showcased our newly developed product for the first time to the general public at Engineering Expo Pune. The show has enabled us to demonstrate its live functioning to the curious customers. This has generated a substantial number of business queries and we are optimistic about the success of the product,” said an elated S U Tale, Senior Marketing Engineer, Handling Equipments Division, CTR MFG IND Ltd. Satisfied visitors like Anant Chind, Executive Director, Chind Iron and Steel Industries Ltd feel, “Engineering Expo has grown rapidly. We are into sheetmetal working and consider this event as the best platform to find more business. The event provides Indian companies an excellent opportunity to find new technologies, which will help local manufacturers to meet global standards.” With more national participation and exciting live demonstrations, the forthcoming editions of Engineering Expo are projected to set the trend for the next manufacturing leap. swapnil.pillai@infomedia18.in

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hanging business paradigms and uncertain market conditions are pushing companies to deliver better than the best. Keeping up with the tradition, the fourth edition of Engineering Expo Chennai proved to be a true facilitator in terms of fructifying business deals and cashing in on southern opportunities. The Chennai edition, held during December 8 – 11, 2011, showcased the best in terms of engineering innovations and technologies and served as a platform for the business fraternity to grow and gain a competitive edge. Organised by Infomedia18, the event provided exhibitors from various sectors an opportunity to spread awareness about their products & services. Held at Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, the show was inaugurated by S Raj, Regional Director, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce and Dominic Savio, Head – Thermal Business Unit, Valeo. The event also witnessed the 206 MODERN MACHINE TOOLS - January 2012

Leveraging on the southern potential, the fourth edition of Engineering Expo Chennai lived up to the expectations of exhibitors & visitors in harnessing envious business deals. Having generated over 12,692 business leads, this edition was a huge success in not only offering companies an opportunity to explore the southern market, but also helping them garner successful partnerships. A report by Bhargav TS

release of the Engineering Expo Chennai exhibitors’ directory. Offering insights into the significance of such trade fairs, Raj, during the inaugural address, highlighted, “Trade fairs offer huge opportunities in terms of introducing new products, technologies and ways & means to access the market. Trade shows also offer a platform for exchanging technologies and help in raising joint ventures and technical collaborations.” Giving the organisers’ perspective, Sudhanva Jategaonkar, Associate Vice President – B2B Publishing, Infomedia18, said that currently, the Engineering Expo is being held in six different cities in India. Rather than doing a show and waiting for customers to come, our ideology is to take the show to the customer’s doorstep.

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manufacturing sectors due to the availability of abundant talent pool and infrastructure facilities including sea, air, rail and road networks. Since its launch in 2008, the Engineering Expo Chennai has grown from strength to strength and has helped small and medium enterprises (SMEs) gain growth pastures. Over the years, it has become one of the most lucrative platforms for enhancing business opportunities. Also, the Expo serves as an ideal networking platform for companies that want to reach out to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Tracking the past, the third edition of the Engineering Expo held last March saw over 200 exhibitors and attracted close to 12,000 business visitors generating a business worth of around Rs 34 crore and about 5,500 business leads. Considering the visitors’ portfolio, exhibitors and the leads that were registered in the 2011 edition, the Expo had broken all its previous records. Moving up the ladder,

Event Report the fourth edition saw more than 175 participating exhibitors and more than 5,000 products were kept on display. Spread over more than 42,000 sq ft area, the Expo attracted 11,359 business visitors from across India. Commenting on the performance, Sandeep Khosla, CEO – Publishing, Infomedia18, said, “The last three editions of Engineering Expo have contributed immensely to the engineering and service industries from this part of the country. Besides, it has significantly benefitted the SMEs in spreading their wings, as the event provided an ideal platform to connect the buyer and sellers.” Commenting on the event, Raj averred, “We need such shows to showcase our strength particularly in the state of Tamil Nadu, which is very strong in manufacturing and engineering. This also gives us hope that the mandate for the government to have 25 per cent GDP coming from manufacturing is possible.”

Expo as a One-Stop Resource The event witnessed some of the latest packing technologies on display and presented the latest material handling technologies, like conveyors and cranes. Few companies were also displaying their range of CNC machines used in the field of component manufacturing. Citing the example of Germany, which has emerged as the preferred destination in organising such trade shows, Raj said, “In Germany, the trade fairs are well organised and have about 24 exhibition centres with 2.7 million sq mt of space for both national and international fairs. Of the 10 top exhibition companies worldwide, six of them are from Germany. If you look at the trade fair industry, it was €2.9 billion in 2010, which is roughly about ` 20,000 crore. The trade fairs also have a multiplier effect; about € 12 billion was spent on trade fairs in Germany during 2005 to 2008 and all this has been reported to have contributed to the country’s production of about € 23.5 billion. So, the spending that happens on trade fairs whether it is exhibitors, visitors or exhibition companies improving

QUICK FACTS • Spread across 42,000 sq ft • 12,000 business visitors • Business transactions worth around ` 41.98 crore • Pan-India participation by 175+ exhibitors • Spread over 42,000 sq ft • 11,359 Indian business visitors • 12,692+ business leads generated • 5,000+ products displayed from different industries • Over 85,000 kg machinery moved in for display • 70 per cent of the exhibitors got the expected visitors at the show • 36 per cent exhibitors are looking for partnerships & JVs

infrastructure, has helped create 2,26,000 full time jobs.” Satisfied with the kind of response generated during the four power-packed days of the trade event, exhibitors are all geared up for the next edition of Chennai Expo. Sanjay V Pawar – CEO, Narahari Engineering, commented, “Engineering Expo Chennai has provided us good business since they have a wide range of clients. During the exhibition, we received more than 230 enquires, which is about ` 85 lakh worth of business.” Another exhibitor, Eraimozhi R of Global Water Systems, pointed out, “We are participating in an expo for the first time. We have made some initial spot sells and have some hot projects in the pipeline. I have generated a business of about ` 1 lakh. Our future plan depends on the sales during this Engineering Expo, though according to the enquiries we have received here, we would like to expand it into the future.” V Janardanan Manager – Business & Pre-sales, Redington India, whose company specialises in 3-D printing solutions, elaborated, “We would like to meet maximum visitors and educate

them about the new concepts of 3-D printing. Educating the market on these new technologies will help us enhance our business and reach in the long run.”

Delighted Visitors Overwhelmed with the vast product spread, visitors were able to get a glimpse of the latest technologies in the offing. A visitor at the expo, K Shivprasad, Sales Executive, Crompton Greaves, agreed, “My visit to this Expo has given me some good leads, which I hope to convert into business.” Gaurav Toshniwal, Director, BST Press Metal Components, stated, “My experience at the Engineering Expo was amazing as I was looking out for CNC machine manufacturers. I got a chance to meet a company who supplies the equipment. Overall, the ambience at the Expo was good.” Ezhil Arasu, Senior Engineer – Sales, Electronica HiTech, added, “Engineering Expo provides us with information about the various products in this segment available in the market.” The Expo enabled visitors to witness some of the innovative offerings from the leading exhibiting companies including Atlas Capco, Bhavya Machine Tools, Black & Decker India, CTR Manufacturing Industries, Dijet Industrial Co, Emtex Machinery, Fein Power Tools, Keyence India, Tussor Machine Tools India, Ramco Systems, Shutter Enterprises and Wendt India.

Growing in expanse Going by exhibitors & visitors sentiments, Engineering Expo Chennai marked another year of success in offering companies a perfect platform for profit. While plans are already bullish for the next edition, the brand has something more to offer to the engineering community. To this, Jategaonkar added, “We have plans of taking Engineering Expo outside India. In another few months, we will be announcing our international foray.” With such ambitious plans in place, there is no stopping the success bandwagon called Engineering Expo! January 2012 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS 207

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These tapes are made from random oriented polyester fleece. They are impregnated with heat-resistant conducting varnish. The tapes are highly resistant to most of the organic and inorganic solvents; and can be impregnated with synthetic resin. These are available in width of 15, 20, 25 and 30 mm; and in roll length of 50 metres. These come with higher width with roll length available on request. Coating on conducting fleece tape is not diffused with the main slot insulation, during the consolidation of coils. Particles of coating do not migrate to the epoxy resin bath when tape is immersed in VPI system.

Pumps produce a pulsation less, turbulence free flow. The ability to provide high vacuum in the suction pipe makes these self-priming pumps. The maximum pressure is 24 bars, max flow is M3/Hr and max viscosity is 1,00,000 cst.

These screw pumps have small initial starting torque, higher mechanical efficiency. These can handle large properties of solids, and high proportion of gas & entrapped air; less radial thrust,low rubbing velocity, less wear, lower axial thrust and operates in smooth and in quiet mode.

These are used for corona protection in slots of high voltage electrical machine and suitable for resin rich & resin poor system.

These are used for transfering, lading, unloading, liquids with lubricating or non-lubricating properties, chemicals and slurries.

3A Associates Incorporated Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022- 22060395 Mob: 09322597333 Email: aassot3@vsnl.com Website: www.3aassociates.co.in

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Flanges

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M Gopal Forge Industries offers flanges that are available in stainless steel, carbon steel and alloy steel materials of construction. Diff erent types of flanges are available, such as weldneck, slipon, blind, socket weld, lap joint, spectacles and ring joint. These flanges range from ½” to 24” NB and their class ranges from 150 to 2500. A flange is an internal or external ridge or rim to strengthen the object or attachment. The flanges are designed and manufactured as per national and international codes and standards. These applications in pharmaceutical industries, food, chemical & fertilizer, paper & pulp industries, cement industries, refinery plants, oil & gas industries and beverage industries. Gopal Forge Industries Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022 - 67496240 Email: gopalforge@yahoo.com Website:www.gopalforge.com An ISO 9001 Certified Company

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DIOW Schunk Intec India offers quickchange pallet modules. With the electric version of the VERO-S NSE mini quick-change pallet modules, Schunk has made an important contribution to the electrification of machine tools. Instead of being actuated by compressed air, the technology study of the electric modules is actuated, via a torque motor, and separate engine control is no longer required. A patented drive concept provides for pull-in forces of up to 1,000 N. With a 99-mm diameter, and a 20-mm clamping pin diameter, the modules offer excellent conditions for taking full advantage in the machine room, and for direct clamping of small workpieces. Every functional part, such as base body, clamping pins and clamping slides, are made of stainless steel. Since the clamping status can be easily monitored via the torque motor, the electric modules are particularly suitable for automated mass production. Schunk Intec India Pvt Ltd Bangalore - Karnataka Tel: 080 - 40538999 Email: info@in.schunk.com Website:www.schunk.com

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TS The flexifloat is a low height captive rubbed mounting especially designed where space is limited. The axial and transverse stiffness are same but longitudinal stiffness is 2.5 time of vertical stiffness. This facilitates installation where higher stiffness in one horizontal direction is desirable. Isolator comprises of first grade bonded rubber insert with plated outer metal cover. The integral overload and rebound components limit excessive movement under the action of vehicle/shop motion or shock forces. Three sizes, each in three rubber stiffness is available. Different vertical and lateral stiffness ratios facilitate the choice of the most appropriate isolator characteristics for a particular application. The low height compact unit is for use where space is limited. These are used for control cabinets, compressors, fans, generating sets, hydraulic sets, motors, marine propulsion engines and mobile units. MTS Engineers Pvt.Ltd Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079 - 26400063 Email: sales@mtsengrs.com

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M The pillar drill machine BMT-38 is used for drilling operations. These are designed to drill holes in different materials. These are sturdy, reliable, economical and durable. These features lower noise and reduced vibrations. These are built using advanced technology for better efficiency and higher precision. Various models of pillar drilling machine are available which provides convenience and versatility. These have closed grain cast iron column, arm, work head & gears. The EN forged steel main spindle & pinion, alloy steel spindle RAM is included,the parts are finished on imported grinding machine, all moving parts is finished to close tolerance. The parts are properly balanced prior assembly with main gear & pulley. Drilling capacity is 38 mm, pillar dia is 107 mm, spindle nose is MT-4, spindle travel is 165 mm, spindle centre to is 250 mm, no of spindle speed is 8, spindle speed is 70 to 2000 rpm, base to spindle nose is 1075 mm, and electronic motor is 1.5 H.P. These are applicable for automobile, hydarulic, pneumetic, construction, earth moving, general engineering, machine tools, material handling industry, steel rolling mills, power plants ,workshops and tool rooms. Bhavya Machine Tools Ahmedabad-380051 Tel: 079 - 40087900 Email: info@bhavyamachinetools.com Website:www.bhavyamachinetools.com ISO 9001:2008

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PDS range of triple screw pumps are of space saving design pumps available in vertical pedestal mounted construction. These consist of a casing with replaceable cartridge assembly. These are directly coupled to a motor through a flexible coupling mounted on a motor stool and have vertically pedestal mounted casings with lateral suction and discharge. The pumping element of these pumps consists of three screws. The main or drive screw and the two driven screws which mesh together within the pump casing and form transfer chambers.

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These are applicable for pipeline, cleaning of turbine blades, heat exchanger pipes and tubes, air-filters, pre-heaters, reactors, pressure vessels, silos,tanks, machines parts, & sewage pipes.

These are applicable for machining stepped flats/polygons, slots on the face, machining ratchet teeth, machining splines, and any other flat surfaces similar to these.

UT Pumps & Systems Pvt Ltd Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022 - 32992488 Email: info@utpsl.in Website:www.utpsl.in ISO 9001-2000 company

Trishul Machine Tools Pvt Ltd Bangalore-Karnataka Tel: 080 - 27836100 Email: trishulmac@vsnl.com Website:www.trishulmachine.com

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Trishul Machine Tools offers polygon turning machines. These turning machines are economical alternatives to production milling process. These machines are most suitable for machining operations. They are used for machining hexagons, machining octagons, machining square/rectangle, machining flats, machining tapered polygons, machining contoured polygons, etc.

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In-situ fermentor

M The pilot in-situ fermentor system designed is used for volumes above 20 lts. The in-situ sterilisation of all components, piping, filters, valves and seals can be done manually or automatically using this system. This offers computer compatible control system on request. This has temperature, pH, O2 and pCO2, pressure and level as an option. Jacketed pressure vessel is made of stainless steel with standard ports. Audio visual annunciation system is provided to track parameter set point failures. It has double mechanical shaft seal with steam condensate and circulation ensures long life. It provides detachable modular 19” standard control rack and provides accurate controls with digital readout for aeration. These are applicable for machine tools industries, pharmaceutical industries, food processing industries, packaging industries. Shree Biocare India Ahmedabad- Gujarat Tel: 079 - 40084116, Email: shreebiocare@gmail.com Website:www.fermentorsolution.com ISO 9001-2000

Slide rings

M Rollon slide rings are bronzefilled PTFE materials with special wear additives, excellent wear-resistance and form stability. These are produced as strips. These can be installed in closed grooves and permit pressure medium to pass unimpeded through the gap to the sealing cavity. Open slide rings can compensate for expansion caused by temperature changes in the system. These are available in simple groove design and are easy to install. These have no hydrodynamic problem and prevent migrating of dirt. They increase the service life of the sealing surface. The slide rings have good wear reistance properties with no stick-slip movement. These slide rings are used as bearings for reciprocating, oscillating moved piston rods & pistons in hydraulic cylinders, pads in booms of cranes, etc. Rollon Bearings Pvt Ltd Bangalore - Karnataka Tel: 080 - 22266928 Email: rollon@rollonbearings.com Website:www.rollonbearings.com

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Hi-Tech Systems offers table top machine for instant eye letting. It gives perfect shaped eye letting in plastic. It is very easy to use and operate. First step is to punch the document– at the same time machine automatically cuts the pipe to give right size of piece – insert the piece in the hole and fuse. This does drilling up to 25 mm / 45 mm; is ideal for durability and security; diameter of hole is 5 mm; auto, smart cutting of the right length of binding supply; offers permanent binding; does not loose paper. Diameter of hole is 5 mm; maximum depth is 45 mm; fusing method used is electric coil; consumables consist of plastic pipe; and the weight of the machine is 10 kgs. This is applicable for educational institutes, printing & packaging. Hi-Tech Systems Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 40049889 Email: hitech456@gmail.com Website:www.hitechindia.net

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The cylinder block boring machine BCB-125 provides convenience and versatility. The boring machine is reliable, economical and durable. It is produced using superior quality material to assure easy operation, low maintenance and high performance. The machine feature lower noise and reduced vibrations. The machine is built using advanced technology for better eďŹƒciency and higher precision. It is designed according to the industry standards and general speciďŹ cations. Bore dia (without stand) ranges from 65 to 125 mm, bore length is 275 mm, spindle speed is 1, motor is 0.5 hp. This is applicable in machine & tools, textile, pharmaceutical, dairy, automobile, engineering, chemical, plastic and ceramic. Bhavya Machine Tools Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079 - 40087900, Email: info@bhavyamachinetools.com Website:www.bhavyamachinetools.com ISO 9001:2008

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The quality features of milling & drilling machines are milling, drilling, tapping, boring, its reamming head swivels 360° ďŹ ne down feedcalibrated heavy-duty tapered roller bearing spindle 12 speeds positive spindle lock adjustable gibs on table. These are adjustable and stops on table. The table size is 730 mm x 210 mm, travel X-axis is 500 mm, and travel Y-axis is 175 mm. Its drilling capacity is 32mm, face mill capacity is 76 mm, end mill capacity is 20 mm, swing is 405 mm, maximum distance spindle nose to table is 480 mm, spindle taper is R-8, spindle stroke is 130 mm, diameter of spindle sleeve is 75 mm, head swivels 360o, diameter of column is 115 mm, and motor is 2HP. This is applicable in process engineering industries, construction, etc. S&T Engineers Pvt Ltd Coimbatore - Tamil Nadu Tel: 0422 - 2590810 Email: stengine@md3.vsnl.net.in Website:www.stengineers.com ISO 9001

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The company offers heavy duty precision geared lathe machine- ETM 660. Its adjustable slip clutch eliminates tooth breakage caused by overload condition ( ETM 660 & ETM 800). The rapid movement is available in the apron box, which improves the efficiency. ETM 660 has centre height of 330 mm; swing over bed is 660 mm; swing over cross slide is 440 mm; distance between center is 2000/ 3000; swing in gap is 900 mm; length of gap is 250 mm; width of bed is 400 mm; and power of main motor is 7.5 Kw.

Aerotherm offers themic fluid heaters and hot water generators that have capacity ranging from 30,000 kcal/hr to 20,00,000 kcal/hr max. Operating temperature is 300°C for thermic fluid and 130°C for hot water. Concentric coils are made from MS seamless tube of asthma 106 GR-B. These unit are equipped with high efficiency oil/gas burner with air pre-heater arrangement that gives high thermal efficiency 87 ±2 per cent on NCV.

This is applicable in engineering industries, & machine tools industries.

The thermic fluid heater units are outside pruview of IBR.

S&T Engineers Pvt Ltd Coimbatore - Tamil Nadu Tel: 0422 - 2590810 Email: stengine@md3.vsnl.net.in Website:www.stengineers.com ISO 9001

Aerotherm Systems Pvt Ltd 1517, Phase-III,GIDC,Vatva Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079 - 25890158 Email: contact@aerothermsystems.com Website:www.aerothermsystems.com

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M Energy savings with fans untilising variable inlet vanes, these dampers are offered that are used for capacity modulation. They give accurate modulation and power saving over other styles of dampers at reduced air flow. When an inlet vanes is partially closed, each blade directs the air into the wheel in the direction of rotation and so the air is pre-spun. For every inlet vane posistion there is different capacity vs static pressure curve and capacity vs brake horsepower curve generated by the fan. The variable inlet vane dampers are designed with mechanical principle of adjustment. Inlet guide vanes are synchronously adjustable in the same angular position by a connecting element. Applications are in chemical industries, pharmaceutical industries, food industries, and dairy industries. Vacunair Engineering Co Pvt Ltd Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079 - 22910771 / 22910773 Email: info@vacunair.com Website:www.vacunair.com

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Cutting & boring systems Stanny Machine Tools Co has gained the market’s positive responses to the new high-speed cutting and boring systems. This series of cutting tools features excellent dynamic balance up to G2.5. For eg, a BT40, H•BOR50P tungsten carbide arbour with MR or MK cutting insert holder, tool ranges from Ø11 mm to Ø32 mm, spindle speed 12000 RPM, the boring diameter/depth ratio can be 1:7. Such an outstanding performance expands boring capacity with higher spindle speed, and still keeps extraordinary dynamic balance. Stanny Machine Tools Co Ltd Taichung Hsien - Taiwan Tel: +886-4-26710805 Email: stanny88@ms45.hinet.net Website:www.stanny-tool.com

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M Sanes Precision Co manufactures and offers SKI series highperformance cold forging presses. In order to achieve such high precision, the company has increased the rigidity of the frame to prevent slide inclination. The SK1 series has versatility system, such as auto coil feeding progressive system, slug feeding and transfer system that can be incorporated into the system to suit individual factory’s demands. The SK1 series perform efficient and high-precision processing of variously shaped components used in a multitude of applications. Sanes Presses Co Ltd Youlin County - Taiwan Tel: +886-5-5519 922 Fax: +886-5-5510 033 Email: sanes@ms32.hinet.net

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Tacklers offers chain electric hoists. These hoists are equipped with a grade 80 load chain for long chain life and higher safety. This assures reliability with the rugged German design in use for more than 30 years. The precision machined case hardened alloy steel gears benefits longer life span and noiseless operation. The hoists have lightweight simple mounting design for ease of installation. These are equipped with a builtin electrical control panel. Precision machined & hardened load chain wheel benefiting longer life span of LCW and smooth chain operation. The chain electric hoists are used in logistics industries, process engineering industries, machine & tools industries, etc. Tacklers Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020 - 26122005/ 26122882 Email: info@tacklers.co.in Website:www.tacklers.co.in

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W e l d i n g Technologies offers mechanical fixtures. These mechanical fixtures for CNC machines that find wide application in varied industries. These are fabricated using quality raw material. These are manufactured with latest technology by using graded raw material that ensures it durability and efficiency. These are applicable in process engineering equipments, machine & tools industries. Welding Technologies India Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020 - 65101340/ 26122882 Email: wti@weldingtechindia.com Website:www.weldingtechindia.com

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MES Surface blackening of white metals, especially aluminium during metal working process has been an issue plaguing manufacturers for quite some time. The general understanding has been that the metal working fluid used during the machining process is to be blamed. Manufacturers have been caught unawares and are grappling with customers for explanation. The core of this issue lies within the metallurgical structure of certain alloys of aluminium that contain zinc, copper and magnesium in varying percentages to realise certain desired characteristics. These metal components tend to react with ingredients of the metal working fluid like amino complexes but also other additives that are usually present in metal cutting fluids. The ensuing reaction results in formation of undesired oxides and blackening of the metal. Bechem Avantin 200 series of cutting fluids are apt for the simplest to the most demanding of cutting operation of complex alloys. Carl Bechem Lubricants India Pvt Ltd Bangalore - Karnataka Tel: 080 - 22010800 Email: info@bechemindia.com Website:www.carlbechem.com

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M The FEA-160-2 extractor arms is a device which allows the user to position a suction hood to capture fumes or dust close the generation spot with complete ease and flexibility. The extractor arms consists of 2 ducts made of aluminium connected by PVC hose and mounted on interconnecting support rods with friction -loaded pivots. The arm can also be fitted to overhead ducting to provide suction points close to the floor level for the capture of fumes or dust from pollution generation spots. Air flow capacity is 1500-2000 cu mtrs/hr, total reach(approx.) is 2 mtrs up and down; 2 mtrs forward & back, construction is aluminium ducts, 160ø x 2nos, interconnecting, PVC hose with steel wire rib, telescopic gas tube, damper, friction pads with disc, spring for all pivots, FRP suction hood with handle. This is general products and pollution control equipment. Powertech Pollution Controls Pvt Ltd Bangalore - Karnataka Tel: 080 - 23452156 Email: powertech@airtelmail.in Website:www.powertechindia.com ISO 9001:2008

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M The extractor arms FEA-250-2 is a device which allows the user to position a suction hood to capture fumes or dust close the generation spot with complete ease and flexibility. The extractor arms consists of 2 ducts made of aluminium connected by PVC hose and mounted on interconnecting support rods with friction -loaded pivots. Air flow capacity is 3500-4000 cu mtrs/hr, total reach(approx.) is 2 mtrs up and down; 2 mtrs forward & back, construction of the extractor arms is aluminium ducts with 250ø x 2nos, interconnecting, PVC hose with steel wire rib, telescopic gas tube, damper, friction pads with disc, spring for all pivots and FRP suction hood with handle. The application lies in machine tools, automotive product and pollution control equipment. Powertech Pollution Controls Pvt Ltd Bangalore - Karnataka Tel: 080 - 23452156 Email: powertech@airtelmail.in Website:www.powertechindia.com ISO 9001:2008

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer Arc welding machines Panasonic

M The company offers Gunslinger arc welding machines from Panasonic. These provide reliable solid state contractor. These have energy-saving circuit in MIG mode that keeps fan on only while welding, automatically shuts off 6 minutes after completion of weld. In MIG mode, hotstart feature ensures smooth arc starting for reduced spatter. In MIG mode, burnback feature allows wire to burn back at end of weld to prevent wire sticking in weld. In MIG mode, can readily change polarity to run solid or flux-cored wires The machines are dual-process 260A MIG / 150A stick welding and 260A MIG / 35A air plasma cutting. Its multi-voltage, single-phase input permits to use at many locations. These are SCR-controlled, continuously variable current and voltage from minimum to maximum. This is applicable in machine & tools, automotive industries, process engineering equipments, & construction. Welding Technologies India Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020 - 65101340 Email: wti@weldingtechindia.com Website:www.weldingtechindia.com

CNC hydraulic press brakes PAC

S Production Aids & Consultants offers CNC hydraulic press brakes. These press brakes WC67K-80X3200 controls two hydraulic cylinders with electro hydraulic servo value. Arch error can be compensated by hydraulic crowning system. Back gauge mechanism can control several back gauge axes. The frame is welded with steel plate and is treated with annealing and the hydraulic system adopts integrated control system and importing ring seals. Nominal force is 800 kN, length of table is 3200 mm, distance between uprights is 2600 mm, throat depth is 280 mm, ram stroke is 100 mm, stroke adjustment is 80 mm, max. opening height is 360 mm, main motor capacity is 7.5 kW and outline dimensions is 3410x1450x2470 mm. This is applicable in hydraulic, pneumatic, construction, machine tools, workshops and tool rooms. Production Aids & Consultants (P) Ltd Faridabad - Haryana Tel: 0129 - 4001625 Email: info@pacindia.net Website:www.pacindia.net

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M The company oers welding machines GB2 high grade welding by full digital technology. This is selectable by various types of wire feeder. LED monitors which can monitor welding condition and motor feed load on the controller. This improves welding quality especially in low voltage range (30 - 120A).This is lightweight and saves space. These most suitable for the welding of mild steel and stainless steel. These are fully digital controlled CO2/ MAG machines. 350GB2 has applicable thickness of 0.8 - 12.0mm; output current is 30 - 350A; applicable wire diameter is 0.8 / 0.9 / 1.0 / 1.2 mm; rated duty cycle is 60%; rated input is 21.0kVA (16.0kW); weight is 39.6 kg. 500GB2 has applicable thickness of 1.6 - 25.0mm; output current is 60 - 500A; applicable wire diameter is 1.2 / 1.4 / 1.6 mm; rated duty cycle is 100%; rated input is 29kVA (26kW); weight is 100 kg. This is applicable in construction industries, steel industries, machine & tools, process engineering industries. Welding Technologies India Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020 - 65101340 Email: wti@weldingtechindia.com Website:www.weldingtechindia.com

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer Hydraulic swing beam shearing machines PAC

S Production Aids & Consultants offers hydraulic swing beam shearing machines. The shearing machines QC12K -12X4000 adopts the structure of series QC12Y hydraulic swing beam shear. The special NC system is available for shear. The drive element of back gauge imported ball screw and linear guide way. They have features such as high automation, high productivity, stable feature, high safety and reliability. Cutting size is 12x 4000 mm, shear angle is 1°54’, strokes is 8 min-1, adjusting range of back gauge is 20-800 mm, throat depth is 300 mm, outline dimensions is 4800x2270 x2000 mm and main motor capacity is 18.5 kW. These are applicable in hydraulic, pneumatic, construction, machine tools, workshops and tool rooms. Production Aids & Consultants (P) Ltd Faridabad - Haryana Tel: 0129 - 4001625 Email: info@pacindia.net Website:www.pacindia.net

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer Boring & milling machines These CNC boring and milling machines (model BMC–250T) are T-type column moving highspeed machines that are specialised for deep-slot die & mould manufacturing. Machining in vertical mounting condition of dieblock helps to fall the chips down by gravity, no need of chip removal during operation. Spindle with ZF Transmission to improve the torque at low speed; ram diameter 250 mm with 700 mm stroke & provided with hydrostatic bearings for smooth glide; and rotary table is clamped securely by a hydraulic system, ensures superior accuracy & stability in heavy-duty machining. Automatic head changer, C-axis functions with 30°/90° milling head that can adjust the best angle in mould machining. Femco India Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020 - 40147870 Email: sales@femcoindia.com

Tyre mould cleaning machines Synco

MEOS Synco Industries offers tyre mould cleaning machines. Deposition of foreign material on tyre mould during tyre moulding processing is inherent and perpetual problem. After certain number of moulding process, these foreign particles need to be removed without affecting the base metal and finish of the mould to obtain consistent quality of tyres. The company can assist for development of a blast-cleaning machine for this purpose. This is applicable in machine & tools industries, tyre manufacturing industries, automotive industries. Synco Industries Ltd Jodhpur - Rajasthan Tel: 0219 - 2741571 Email: synco_2000@yahoo.com Website:www.synco.co.in ISO 9001:2000

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CNC laser cutting machines PAC

S Production Aids & Consultants offers CNC laser cutting machines. The machines ML – 1530 are of flying optics structure and is used for precision cutting. The gantry-type cross beam features the good rigidity and smooth drive in the machine. Exchangeable worktable is easy for loading and unloading material with efficiency. Drawer type waste collector is available for easy operation. Maximum loading weight is 800kg, maximum positioning speed is 120m/min, position precision is 0.06mm, laser cooling system is sealed inner cycle, power is 47kW, wave length is 10.6 μ m, consumption of laser gas is 50L/H, max. cutting ability is 2500 W and overall dimension is 10.3x2.8x2.1 mm. This is applicable in hydraulic, pneumatic, construction, machine tools, workshops and tool rooms. Production Aids & Consultants (P) Ltd Faridabad - Haryana Tel: 0129 - 400 1625 Email: info@pacindia.net Website:www.pacindia.net

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer CNC swing shearing machines PAC

S Production Aids & Consultants offers CNC swing shearing machines. These shearing machines MS86X3200 has CNC swing shear and the back gauge are CNC controlled. The blade clearance can be adjusted manually and the moving part can be lubricated automatically and the pneumatic is also optional. These machines are easy to operate, compact and require less maintenance. Shearing thickness is 6 mm, work piece width is 3200 mm, strokes is 18 mm, shearing angle is1° 30” degree, back gauge length is 800 mm, back gauge speed is 150 mm, back gauge accuracy is ±0.15 mm, oil tank capacity is 350 litres and the overall dimensions are 3840x1610x1620 mm. These are applicable in hydraulic, pneumatic, construction, machine tools, workshops and tool rooms. Production Aids & Consultants (P) Ltd Faridabad - Haryana Tel: 0129 - 400 1625 Email: info@pacindia.net Website:www.pacindia.net

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer Portable shot blasting machines

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The company offers portable shot blasting machines. S-7 series represent portable blast machines based on pressure blast principle. This involves pressure feed of abrasive and propelling it at high velocity against a work surface. Compressed air is used as propellant. S-7 machines are suitable for all types of abrasive. S7-150 is recommended for light job and intermittent requirement of blasting. An economical model, light weight and mobile, can be operated by one operator. S7-300R is recommended for medium production work. Machine has all the features of a production machines. For automatic start/stop machine can be provided with remote control unit. This is applicable for construction, logistics, paint industries, machine & tools industries, process engineering equipments, chemical plants, steel industries. Synco Industries Ltd Jodhpur - Rajasthan Tel: 0291 - 2741571 Email: synco_2000@yahoo.com Website:www.synco.co.in ISO 9001:2000

Bloom & plate cutting machines

M Forging Machinery offers bloom bloom & plate cutting machines. These machines are manufactured to cut various sizes of blooms and slabs. Six numbers of gears are provided to facilitate operations with small power. The body is made from M.S. (plates),cutting of stainless steel billet 50 mm to 200 mm and plate thickness is ½” to 2” and the width is 8”. The capacity is 2”, main gear is 32”, main shaft is 6”, number of pieces per minute is 30, working height is 32”, height in feet is 5½, fly wheel dia is 30 inches, 10 h.p is required and 1440 rpm. These machines are applicable for machinery industries, stainless steel industries, automobile industries and heavy engineering industries. Forging Machinery Mfg Co Ludhiana - Punjab Tel: 0161 - 5011755 Email: info@nkh.co.in Website:www.nkh.co.in

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Power presses

M The presses frames are of most rigid construction of one piece steel welded construction of fusion welding quality and is fully stress relieved. All bushes are made of nickel phosphorous bronze. They are provided with foot operated rolling key clutch. They are provided with adjustable strokes. Stroke may be changed in thirty seconds. Capacity is 20 tonne, table size is 440x440 mm, distance from table to ram is 250, punch hole size is 28 mm, stroke length is 65 mm, ram adjustment is 25 mm, shut height is 185 mm,stroke per minute is 70 mm, 2 HP is required and 1440 rpm.Centralised lubrication is provided with capacity of 10 to 500 tonne. These are applicable for automobile, hydraulic, pneumatic, construction, general engineering, machine tools, steel rolling mills, power plants, workshops and tool rooms. Forging Machinery Mfg Co Ludhiana - Punjab Tel: 0161 - 5011755 Email: info@nkh.co.in Website:www.nkh.co.in

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M These features one piece frame of rolled steel plates, carefully proportioned and MIG welded for maximum strength and rigidity. The crankshaft is made from high carbon steel. Crank pins are extra large to minimise deflection and to provide wide bearing areas. The presses are equipped with rolling key clutch with repeated and non-repeated safety device. Capacity is 10 tonne, table size is 350 x 425 mm, distance table to ram is 225 mm, punch hole size is 25 mm, stroke length is 50 mm, ram adjustment is 25 mm, shut height is 175 mm, stroke per minute is 80 mm, bore in table is 100 mm, 2 hp is required, and 1440 rpm. These are applicable in automobile, hydraulic, pneumatic, construction, general engineering, machine tools, steel rolling mills, power plants , workshops and tool rooms. Forging Machinery Mfg Co Ludhiana - Punjab Tel: 0161 - 5011755 Email: info@nkh.co.in Website:www.nkh.co.in

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The design of KiTorq measuring unit and evaluation unit as separate assemblies, and the introduction of modular combination for extremely accurate measurement, allows previously unknown flexibility in measuring torque. Kistler has launched the new sensor with its wide variety of options at SPS/IPC/ drives. As a system, the KiTorq with fully digital transmission offers an accuracy of 0.05 per cent and a signal bandwidth of up to 10 kHz with maximum dynamic response and precision. A speed sensor with 60 pulses per revolution is already incorporated in the standard model. The KiTorq torque measuring flanges can be used to test different assemblies without having to completely modify the test unit. Kistler Instruments India Pvt Ltd Faridabad - Haryana Tel: 0129 - 4113555 Email: sales.in@kistler.com Website:www.kistler.com ISO 9001:2000

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer Injection moulding machines Shuenn Jann Machinery offers injection moulding machines. The CNT series toggle inward injection moulding machine series uses the high quality parts, such as high-performance motors, Japanese microcomputer control system, imported bearings, and high strength nontempered tie bars, etc, to ensure high-precision and long service life for the machines. The design concepts of the CNT series are structural rigidity and stability which exhibit its extraordinary performance. Th e personified operational interface makes the machine operations easy and ensures the production quality. Also provided is comprehensive aftersales service to provide most convenient and speedy information. Shuenn Jann Machinery Co Ltd Tainan Hsien - Taiwan Tel: +886-6 2339 590, Fax: +886-6 2331 745 Email: dearday@ms15.hinet.net Website:www.soongiant.com.tw

Rotary filtration systems

M G n e u s s Kunststofftechnik offers rotary filtration systems. The patented Gneuss rotary filtration systems enable fully automatic, process and pressure constant filtration. Main characteristics of these filtration systems are the rotary disk with their ring of screen cavities, located between two solid steel blocks. The MRS multirotation system offers new possibilities in the venting or devolatilisation of polymer melts. It allows, for eg, the processing of PET without pre-drying. The use of patented measurement and control technology allows Gneuss to simplify extrusion processes while at the same time increasing their reliability. Gneuss melt pressure and temperature sensors are characterised by their extremely high-precision, combined with a high-degree of robustness. Consistent application of latest technology ensures permanent quality control during the production process. Gneuss Kunststofftechnik GmbH Bad Oeynhausen - Germany Tel: + 49 5731/ 5307 10 Email: gneuss@gneuss.com Website:www.gneuss.de

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M Maplan Maschinen offers injection moulding machines. The product range comprises of elastomer injection moulding machines for rubber, TPE, solid silicone and liquid silicone with 15-1000 T clamping force and 30-26.000 CCM injection volume. The machines are offered in versions for top or bottom injection in vertical execution and are also available as horizontal machines. For the machines all required additional equipment, such as shuttle systems for mould centre-plates or brush and demoulding systems as also complex automated manufacturing cells are optionally available. The applications include production of technical moulded elastomer parts, automotive industry, railway/rail technology, oilfield, mining technology, energy production, etc. Maplan Maschinen und technische Anlagen Planungs- und FertigungsGesellschaft mbH Ternitz - Austria Tel: 43/ 2630/ 35706-0 Email: office@maplan.at Website:www.maplan.at

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Hindustan Hydraulics offers hydraulic press brakes. This new series of the EHPe is available with complete features and advantages of the CNC hydraulic press brakes. These machines are available in the range of 80-100 tons to bend lengths of 2500-3100 mm only. The machines are based on the Y1 and Y2 press beam movement with the proportional hydraulics. These machines are offered with press beam depth accuracy of ±0.01 mm and repeatability of 100 per cent driven dual ball-screw servo backguage with accuracy of ±0.1 mm which is standard part of the machine. The machines are offered with CNC graphical controller of ESA, Italian make. The frame and members are machined inhouse with very close tolerances, which have been the features of supplies. Hindustan Hydraulics Pvt Ltd Jalandhar - Punjab Tel: 0181 - 2670054 Mob: 2670056 Email: hhpl_sales@vsnl.net Website:www.hindustanhydraulics.com

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Manufacturers looking for a highperformance VMC machines will find the new robust Ganesh VFM 4020 Express vertical machining centre worthy of consideration. The VFM 4020 table measures 40” by 23” and the machine weighs over 6-tons and features cross-roller linear ways to dampen cutting vibration for superior surface finish and improved tool life. With pre-tensioned doubleanchored ballscrews and 40-block look-ahead in the Fanuc OiMD control the VFM 4020 Express is designed to generate precise programmed feature definition. The 20-HP direct-drive spindle supplies spindle speeds up to 15,000 RPM. Up to 40-tools with #40taper ATC, both an indexer and a full 4th axis rotary & 5-axis trunnion table are available. This finda application in machine & tools industries. Ganesh Machinery, Inc California-91311 Tel: 3499166 Fax: 3497286 Email: sales@ganeshmachinery.com Website:www.ganeshmachinery.com

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer Solid carbide drill mills

ME These multi-purpose solid carbide drill mills have more than many applications in the metal removing industry. These drill mills play a vital role in tool cost saving as a multi-tasking tools. The drill mills are available in both 90-degrees and/or 120-degrees point angle. These can also be used for milling, drilling, counter sinking, grooving, chamfering, center-drilling, etc. Useful on NC machines for accurate spotting before drilling operation is to be performed with HSS drills thereby saving tool cost. Robin Precision Products Pvt Ltd Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-287634 Mob: 09825422431 Email: info@bloodtools.com Website:www.bloodtools.com

Hall 3, Stall P106 Laser scanners FARO

M These scanners are for detailed measurement and documentation. They use laser technology to produce incredibly detailed three-dimensional images of complex environments and geometries in only a few minutes. Due to its intuitive control concept with touch screen display, the Focus3D is as easy to operate as a digital camera. These create a precise, virtual copy of reality in millimeter-accuracy at a blazing speed of up to 976,000 measurement points per second. Controls all the scanner functions with a touch interface for unparalleled ease of use and control. The range is of up to 120 m, this is compact and is ease to use. Application lies in Civil Engineering, Process Industry and Digital Factory, Inspection and Reverse Engineering, Heritage and Forensics. FARO Business Technologies India Pvt Ltd New Delhi Tel: 011 - 4646 5656 Email: enquiry.india@faro.com Website:www.faro.com

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer 3D imagers FARO

M These high performance non-contact 3D imagers are capable of collecting millions of points in just seconds. Using patented technology, the AMP achieves metrology grade accuracy on parts, assemblies and tools never before possible. From contoured parts like sheet metal and composite panels, to dies and moulds, the AMP can provide inspection and reverse engineering solutions. With automated and manual modes, the FARO AMP can handle everything from in-process inspection to comprehensive reverse engineering. Ultra-stiff crossbar enables the imager to maintain specified performance in all orientations. These offer tremendous value while delivering metrology solutions and are portable, rugged and thermally-stabled design. These find application in areas such as Quality Control, Reverse Engineering and Rapid Manufacturing. FARO Business Technologies India Pvt Ltd New Delhi Tel: 011 - 4646 5656 Email: enquiry.india@faro.com Website:www.faro.com

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The very stable process makes spatter-free welding and brazing possible with high-quality joint characteristics. Complicated reworking is no longer necessary. These are suitable for both manual and automated applications.

AbiplasWeld plasma welding torches are top economical and efficient. Thanks to their extremely compact design, these torches improves accessibility even with difficult component geometries.

Abicor Binzel Technoweld Pvt Ltd Pune - Maharashtra, Tel: 020 - 66743904, Email: pune@abicor-india.com Website:www.binzel-abicor.com

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Screw presses NKH

M These are specially designed to make bolt heads of any kind of nuts, rivets, motor parts, axle half shaft, engine valve and non ferrous forgings. Friction screw presses are screw presses with friction drive on which the forging blow takes place in an upward direction, that is, from bottom towards top. Capacity is 30 tonne, table size is 325x350 mm, maximum distance table to ram is 175 mm, diameter of screw is 75 mm, stroke of ram is 150 mm, stroke per minute is 30 mm, bore in table is 75 mm, 3 hp is required and 1440 ram. These find application in areas such as automobile, hydraulic, pneumatic, construction, general engineering, machine tools, steel rolling mills, power plants, workshops and tool rooms. Forging Machinery Mfg Co Ludhiana - Punjab Tel: 0161 - 5011755 Email: info@nkh.co.in Website:www.nkh.co.in

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M These are preferred for hot forming (forging) and cold coining, stamping, embossing, sizing non-ferrous metal. The press body is of steel welded construction and one piece box type design. The screw is made of high quality alloy steel and is heat treated to give hardness and elasticity.These presses are easy to opearte and less maintainenece is required. Capacity is 50 tonne; table size is 840x585 mm, max. dia. of bolt is 12 mm, max. length of

M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer bolt is 250 mm, dia. of screw is 85 mm, pieces per hour is 800-1200, slide table is 200 mm, 3 hp is required and 1440 rpm. Automobile, hydraulic, pneumatic, construction, general engineering, machine tools, steel rolling mills, power plants, workshops and tool rooms. Forging Machinery Mfg Co Ludhiana - Punjab Tel: 961 - 5011755 Email: info@nkh.co.in Hall 1, Stall A103 Website:www.nkh.co.in

Hydraulic tandem press brakes

M The tandem machines ensure long bending without any marks in the centre of the two units. These machines when in tandem can be used as one single bending solution and as required and can be used individually. When in tandem the machines can be operated through one mother controller.

These are offered in long and accurate bending requirements that are up to 16000 mm lengths. These machines are in tandem in two or three numbers in different tonnages. They are offered to suit special requirements of daylight and throat. Tandem solutions are in demand for the Lighting /signage/telecom high masts, for the boom sections of crane, tipper and trailer bending profiles, etc. Hindustan Hydraulics Pvt Ltd Jalandhar - Punjab Tel: 0181 - 2670054 Email: hhpl_sales@vsnl.net Website:www.hindustanhydraulics.com

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer Angle heads

D These angle heads are for turn mill center. These angle heads are manufactured by Alberti Italy. The angle heads are designed and manufactured in the “billet” style, which means that the bodies of each head are processed or manufactured from a single block of steel or high-tensile aluminum. This provides the utmost strength and rigidity of the material that is being used. These heads are hermetically sealed to prevent contamination to the drive gears and bearings. Heads features heat-treated and precision ground spiral bevel gears, resulting in low noise, reduced vibration level and high torque. Due to increased machine productivity from decreased setup and cycle times, these heads practically pay for themselves in weeks. These angle heads finds applications in areas such as boring, routing and sawing. Nickunj Eximp Enterprises Pvt Ltd Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022 - 2219 0300 Email: info@nickunjgroup.com Website:www.nickunjgroup.com

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Tool presetting machines

D These presetting machines have an advantage of having their base and columns made of ground granite. Granite allows reaching flatness accuracy within + /- 4 microns. This specific feature makes these machines more stable and assures you a highly repeatable performance over a long term directly on shop floor. These offers all the basic measurement & checking features as diameter, length offset, angles, corner radius, multi point cutter, maximum cutting function. These can be operated through pneumatic actuated hand wheel for rapid movements of 2 mm/min and micromatic adjustment of fine positioning. These are made of stainless steel self adjustable structure equipped with durability feature. These find application in areas such as milling, turning and screw machine applications. Nickunj Eximp Enterprises Pvt Ltd Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022 - 2219 0300 Email: info@nickunjgroup.com Website:www.nickunjgroup.com

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer Line laser probe machines These are used with CMM which allows high speed scanning. This is an excellent solution for complete inspection and modeling of complex work pieces using point cloud. CMM which has till now being used as an inspection equipment, when connected with a line laser probe can play an active role in production facility working processes. These come with an easy to use MSURF software. The dense point cloud obtained from scanning the surface of parts can be used by evaluation software for extraction of geometric elements, evaluation of free form surface & profile and comparision with master data. The generated point cloud can be used to develop CAD data for products which do not have a master model. These find application in areas such as for reverse engineering workflow from point cloud to polygons, curves, surface and solid. Mitutoyo South Asia Pvt Ltd New Delhi Tel: 011-2637 2090 Email: delhi@mitutoyoindia.com Website:www.mitutoyoindia.com

Hall 3, Stall A119 Super-rigid presses

M These super-rigid series power presses are in the capacity ranges from 10, 16, 25, 40, 63, 80, 100, 125, 200 to 250 tonne. These machine incorporates features such as variable speed drive, manual or motorised slide adjustment, pneumatic clutch, pneumatic counter balance, slide tool die holder, stroke counter. These even includes electro pneumatic safety control, manual or automatic centralised lubrication systems, hydraulic overload safety device, pneumatic die cushion die lifters and hydraulic die clamping etc. These presses are compact, user-friendly, rigid, and durable and require less maintenance. 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 - 2461102 Email: info@shaileshmachines.com Website:www.shaileshmachines.com

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer Portable measuring machines These fully flexible portable three dimensional measuring devices expand the possibility of measurement on the shop floor where the product is made. The excellent portability gives one the option to perform measurement close to the work piece. The seven axis movement allows the user to approach the work piece from any direction. These are equipped with rotation axis automatic braking mechanism which facilitates effortless handling. The counter balance makes them highly user friendly. The Line laser probe can also be used along with the contact probe. SpinArm is available with measurement that ranges from 1.8 mm to 3.6 mm. These find application such as large sheet metal components, fabrications and welding/ inspection fixtures and metrological areas. Mitutoyo South Asia Pvt Ltd New Delhi Tel: 011 - 2637 2090 Email: delhi@mitutoyoindia.com Website:www.mitutoyoindia.com

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Power presses

M These super rigid series presses are in C frame construction for heavy duty production work incorporating such standard and optional features to make them unique production machines, like automatic centralised lubrication; hydraulic overload devices and electronic operator safety devices. These also include features such as pneumatic die cushion; six point guiding systems; stroke counters; die lifting devices; single tool die holder etc. Presses are available from 10 tons to 250 tonne capacity. Special executions are also possible to meet individual production requirements. These presses are compact, user-friendly, rigid, and durable and require less maintenance. 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 - 2461102 Email: info@shaileshmachines.com Website:www.shaileshmachines.com

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer Roughness & waviness measuring instruments

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These measuring instruments Surfcom C5, has a capability of upgrading up to 8-axis.These allows customisation of the work-piece feed unit and thereby, making it the most versatile machine for completely automated surface roughness measurement of large components. For example, a Cylinder Head has approx. 100 Surface Roughness measurements, which takes atleast 6 hours by conventional method. This can be achieved in just 2 hours in C5.These angular rotaion of pick-up allows to measure in downward, upwears and horizontal directions. The linear motor drive in X-axis for high speed movement & low vibration measuring, CY-axis movement of 100mm/s for column, CZ-axis movement of 100mm/s for column makes this the most versatile & fast surface roughness measuring machines can measure all operations in one setting. These find applications in and can be used to measure in complicated components like cylinder heads, cylinder blocks, crank shafts, cam shafts. Carl Zeiss India ( Bangalore) Pvt Ltd Bangalore- Karnataka Tel : +91-80-4343 8000 E-mail : imtindia@zeiss.co.in Web: www.zeiss.co.in

Hall 2B, Stall A106 Plate bending machines

M These require less man power and the bending operation process is more easy and accurate. These works with 3 rolls pyramid principals. Bottom rolls are fixed and driven by gears and warm reduction gear box top roll rotates in fixed positions. These are compact, userfriendly and require less maintenance. These are easy to maintain and are useful for various jobs. They are modern in design and have rigid structure. Machine can be stopped at any stage of operations, hence the shape in rolling as per requirement is possible and due to the movable control panel one can operate machine very easily. Applications are in industries such as electrical & electronics, fabrication & construction, steel furniture, automobile, etc. Godson Bending Systems Pvt Ltd Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281 - 2361467 Mob: 09879079267 Email: godsonindia@hotmail.com Website:www.godson-india.com

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Spring isolators

ME These are combined with viscous safety damping. The elastic plastic viscous safety damping ensures a high degree of isolation combined with a higher reduction of the movement of the machine. In most cases, viscous damping is required to limit excessive movement, which could occur as a machine operates at a speed near to or coinciding with the resonant frequencies. This happens during run-up and slowdown of the rotating machines as it passes through the resonant frequency of the machine foundation system. The springs are made of high-grade wire & ďŹ nished with protective coatings thus ensuring trouble free service life. Applications lies in power presses, shearing and bending machines, gensets, fans, blowers, centrifuges, textile machines, forging hammers, textile machines. Dynemech Systems Pvt Ltd Delhi Tel: 011 - 27347982, Mob: 09810760131 Email: sales@dynemech.com Website:www.dynemech.com

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer Synchronised CNC press brakesThese press brakes are superior in ďŹ nish, reliable, precision and are eďŹƒcient in performance. A standard absolute pressbrake features synchronised Y1-Y2 ram control (through Heidenhain Linear Scales); high precision, high speed forming via advanced closedloop hydraulics (BOSCH); Delem DA65 (Windows CE) CNC controller; Accurpress own Premium Backgauge with servo control of X and R axes; and CNC hydraulic bed crowning for consistent bending angles. They are currently available in the range of 40 MT x 1,500 mm to 750 MT x 6,000 mm with up to six axes of CNC backgauge motion. The repetitive accuracies of these machines are +0.01 mm. The machines can be supplied with host of optional accessories for productivity improvements and to suit customer requirements. Accurpress International Sales Ltd Ahmedabad-380 054 Tel: 079-2743 6304 Email: riddhishj@accurpress.com Website:www.accurpress.com

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer Surface roughness testers These are flexibile and high throughput makes it ideal for any manual surface roughness inspection task. These are compact, userfriendly and require less maintenance. Offering self-timed measurement and selection of nine exchangeable detector tips, these display evaluation curves and data in one of 16 languages. These features 2.4-inch colour LCD display with backlighting, over-size fonts, and ability to re-orient screen content to be read vertically or horizontally left and right-handed. These testers has measurement speed of 0.75 mm/sec, maximum of up to 10 measurement conditions can be registered, while up to 10,000 results can be stored on micro-SD card. These find application in areas such as machine tools, testing & measuring and electrical and electronics. Bombay Tools Supplying Agency Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2342 0522/6495 Email: info@bombaytools.com Website:www.bombaytools.com

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer Bandsaw machines These use linear motion (LM) guides and bearings block instead of conventional hard chrome plated columns and bushes for sliding of cutting arm. With the use of LM guides and bearing blocks, the up-down movements of cutting arm has become very smooth and is jerk-free resulting in better accuracy and productivity. These are designed for accommodating variety of jobs & it is user-friendly. The standard machine is available with LM guide for the vertical movement of the cutting arm. A compact and beautifully designed steel enclosure is provided to prevent coolant splashing and spillage, thus saving the wastage of cutting oil. These ďŹ nd application in machine tools and machine shop oor. ITL Industries Ltd Indore - Madhya Pradesh Tel: 0731-3044400 Email: itlindia@sancharnet.in Website:www.itl.co.in

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer Hydraulic press machines

M These machines have electrical control panel with three speed inch, single cycle and auto mode of operation. Two front sheet supports and manual back gauge with micro-adjustment swing stoppers and a pair of lifting chains. These have moveble console with emergency stop, tonnage indicating adjustment device and manual centralised lubrication system with hand pump. All pivots are hardened of ground pin bushes of five piece guide slide lubricated by central hand pump. The repetitive accuracy is within +0.03mm ram travel parallelism with out using sensitive & complex servo hydraulics. These are the most reliable hydraulic components & sealing for international reputed design for 350 bar against operating pressure of 160 bar maximum. Application lies in areas such as forming, punching, embossing, stamping and cutting. Jekson Machinery Pvt Ltd Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079 - 6525 9895 Email: info@jeksonmachinery.com Website:www.jeksonmachinery.com

Hall 3, Stall A103 Coating thickness gauges These incorporate a dual sensor for automatic identification of the substrate material. These operate on a single AA battery and the gauge’s lightweight and easy 4-button operation. The V-groove design of the probe tip ensures proper positioning for accurate measurements on round components. These affordable and reliable gauges are used for nondestructive coating thickness measurement. These are with built-in sensor and are used for measuring non-magnetic coatings applied on steel. For coatings on steel, the measuring range is from 0-3 mm, for measurements on non-ferrous metals, the gauge ranges from 0-2.5 mm. These feature a statistics function that displays the number of readings, minimum, maximum and mean values as well as the standard deviation. These find application in areas such as machine tools, testing & measuring and electrical and electronics. Bombay Tools Supplying Agency Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2342 0522/6495 Email: info@bombaytools.com Website:www.bombaytools.com

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M Manufacturer E Exporter D Dealer I Importer CNC shearing machines

M These are mono block welded steel rigid with high tensile. Ease of accurate gap adjustment of blades for bur-free cuts. The motorized back gauge is with electronic digital readout. Electronically adjustment rake angle as per material of thickness for twist free cuts. The synchronized beam guided system for constant gap between blades and extra capacity is available to cut hard-thicker plate than nominal capacity. The blades are produced from high alloy steel with functional four sides. The adjustable cutting & clamping force are for quality cutting & power saving. These are compact, low maintenance and hydraulic system is silent in operation. These ďŹ nd application areas such as metal sheet cutting and machine tools industry. Jekson Machinery Pvt Ltd Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079 - 6525 9895 Email: info@jeksonmachinery.com Website:www.jeksonmachinery.com

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List of Products Sl. No Product 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 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73

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3D imagers ...............................................241,250 3D modellings ................................................................217 3D printing systems .....................................................220 Abrasive systems .......................................20,245 Abrusive pneumatic tools..........................................201 AC drives ..........................................................................155 Accelero metres ............................................................... 71 Adaptors ...........................................................................127 Aerosol multispray.......................................................... 63 Aerospace materials.....................................................201 Airline fluids ...................................................................... 63 All geared auto feed pillar drill machines .. 115,260 All geared auto feed radial drill machines ..........115 All geared radial drill machines ...............................115 Aluminium endmills................................................41, 91 Aluminium extrusion ...................................................270 Aluminium processing ................................................227 Amtex 2012 .....................................................................218 Angle encoders ...............................................................BIC Angle heads ....................................................................254 Angle shearing machines ..........................................187 Appliance switches......................................................... 33 Aqueous cleaners..........................................................276 Arc welding machines.................................................228 Assembly & high temperature greases .................. 63 Auto cap pad printing machines .............................. 56 Auto feed radial drilling machines .........................260 Auto feeder hydraulic presses ................................... 69 Automation .........................20, 47, 202, 213, 283, 285 Automation and test equipments ..........................175 Automobile workshop trolleys ................................221 Backgeared autofeed radial drills ................ 115 Backgeared fine feed machines ..............................115 Bags bailing presses....................................................... 69 Balancing machines .....................................................133 Balancing systems ......................................................BGF Baling press ....................................................................... 69 Ball bearings....................................................................135 Ball screws..............................................................163, 261 Bandsaw machines .............................................. 264,270 Bars .....................................................................................225 Bearings .................................................................... 10, 223 Bellow couplings ...........................................................261 Bellows ..............................................................................221 Bench type drilling machines...................................215 Billet shearing machines .............................................. 16 Blades ................................................................................228 Blanking lines .................................................................227 Bloom & Plate cutting machines ............................236 Boaring machines ................................................ 262,264 Boring & milling machines ........................................232 Boring heads ...................................................................228 Boring machines............................................................228 Boring tools .....................................................................228 Bottle-boring...................................................................262 Brass wires .......................................................................234 Brine chillers....................................................................215 Brinell utillity softwares ..............................................229 BTA / ejector drillings .................................................... 24 BTA/ ejector counter borings ..................................... 24 Building automation ....................................................202 Burrs ..............................................................................41, 91 C type power press......................... 240, 268,287 Cable & hose carriers ...................................................287 Cable carriers .......................................................... 10, 261 Cable conduits ................................................................. 33 Cable connectors ............................................................ 10 CAD.....................................................................................217 CAE .....................................................................................217 CAM ....................................................................................217 CAM followers ................................................................254 CAM grinding .................................................................137 CAMworks ........................................................................243

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Sl. No Product 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146

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Carbide ball end mills ................................................... 86 Carbide burrs .............................................................41, 91 Carbide drills ..................................................................... 86 Carbide end mills .....................................................79, 86 Carbide endmill tools ....................................................BC Carbide endmills ......................................................41, 91 Carbide reamers .............................................................. 86 Carbide rods...................................................................... 43 Carbide spotting drills................................................... 86 Carbide tools...........................................41, 91, 157, 237 Carrier oils ........................................................................276 Cast iron cutting ............................................................113 CED coating machines ................................................202 Center drills ....................................................................... 44 Centerless grinders.......................................................158 Centralised lubrication systems ..............................236 Centreless grinding machines ............. 225, 247, 257 Ceramics ...........................................................................300 Cermets .............................................................................300 C-frame hydraulic presses .........................................224 Chain electric hoists .....................................................222 Chain oils ............................................................................ 63 Chain pulley block ........................................................259 Chain wheels...................................................................234 Chains .................................................................................. 10 Chamfer machines........................................................228 Chemlok coating machines ......................................202 Chillers ...............................................................................209 Chrome bars/ shafts .....................................................225 Chucks .............................................................211, 228,283 Circular cold saw ...........................................................222 Clamping devices..........................................................153 Clamping series .............................................................232 Clamping tools .................................................................BC Clamps...............................................................................243 Cleaners ............................................................................177 Close frame hydraulic press ........................................ 69 Clutch power press ......................................................240 CMM ...................................................................................279 CNC .........................................................................7, 15, 108 CNC angular cylindrical grinding machines .......225 CNC cutting machines ................................................202 CNC cylindrical grinding machines ........................225 CNC double column machining centres................ 14 CNC drilling machines.................................................228 CNC engraving ...............................................................217 CNC equipments ............................................................. 35 CNC guillotine shearing................................................ 49 CNC horizontal bores ..................................................121 CNC horizontal boring & milling machines 14, 179 CNC horizontal boring and milling machines ...228 CNC horizontal machining centres .......................... 14 CNC horizontal turning centres................................. 14 CNC hydraulic press brakes ................................49,228 CNC hydraulic turret punch press ..........................281 CNC laser cutting machines............................. 202,233 CNC lathes ..................... 11, 45,80, 121, 125, 129, 228 CNC machine ...........................8, 15, 55, 221, 264, 298 CNC machining centres .........................................15, 25 CNC milling machines .......................................228, 230 CNC multi-tasking centres ........................................... 14 CNC oxy fuel cutting machines .....................187, 202 CNC plasma cutting machines.......................202, 281 CNC plate punching machines ................................187 CNC precision lathes...................................................... 57 CNC press brakes ...................................... 187, 266, 281 CNC profile cutting.......................................................217 CNC punch press............................................................. 49 CNC rotary table ............................................................201 CNC router .......................................................................217 CNC shearing machines .............................................278 CNC small machining centers .................................... 25 CNC swing shearing machines ................................234

Sl. No Product 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218

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CNC synchro press brake ...........................................281 CNC systems (open plc & closed plc type) .........149 CNC toolings ..................................................93, 228, 285 CNC tool-store cabinets..............................................239 CNC tube bending machines ...................................183 CNC turning centers .............................14, 15, 137,254 CNC vertical machining centers .........................14, 15 CNC vertical turning lathe ........................................... 14 CNC waterjet cutting machines ..............................187 CNC wire-cutting machines ......................................228 CO2 laser marker series ..............................................261 Coating machines .........................................................202 Coating plants ................................................................202 Coating systems ............................................................202 Coating thickness gauges..........................................276 Coin press .......................................................................... 69 Cold forging presses ....................................................222 Cold forming machines ..............................................175 Collets ..........................................................................57,141 Colour screen printer machines ................................ 56 Combined drills & countersinks .........................41, 91 Composite processing equipments .......................175 Compression testing machines ...............................229 Compressor oils ............................................................... 63 Conducting fleece tapes ............................................208 Conductor ........................................................................213 Cone pulley light duty lathe machines ................253 Cone pulley medium duty lathe machines ........253 Cone pully heavy duty lathe machines ................253 Connection cables ........................................................128 Connectors .................................................................10, 51 Control cabinets .............................................................. 51 Control panel accessories ............................................ 33 Control panels .................................................................. 51 Control systems ............................................................... 51 Controlling machine tools ..........................................BIC Conventional precision lathes ................................... 80 Coolant..............................................................53, 117,147 Coolant pumps ..............................................................250 Coolant separators .......................................................230 Cooling and lubrication systems .............................. 78 Cooling systems for lasers ........................................... 78 Cooling towers ...............................................................190 Coromill ........................................................................... FGF Corothread...................................................................... FGF Corrosion preventive ...................................................177 Counters & power supplies .......................................107 Countersinks .............................................. 12, 41, 91, FIC Cranes ................................................................................259 Crank pin grinding .......................................................137 Crankshaft machines ...................................................175 Cross shaft power press ...................................233, 268 Crush blade ....................................................................... 97 Customised tooling solution ....................................141 Cutters ....................................................................... 93, 228 Cutting & boring systems ..........................................221 Cutting fluids ..................................................................177 Cutting heads .................................................................245 Cutting machines ..........................................................202 Cutting oils ................................................... 53, 117, 147 Cutting systems .............................................................245 Cutting tools .......................................................................... 31, 37, 43, 79, 97, 139, 157, 199, 213, 237, 271, 277 Cutting tools carbide metal working tools .........300 CV joint machines .........................................................175 Cylinder block boring machines .............................213 Cylinderical machines ................................................... 55 Cylinders ...........................................................................211 Cylindrical & internal grinding .................................123 Cylindrical grinders .............................................. 11, 257 Cylindrical grinding machines .......................225, 247 Cylindrical roller bearings ..........................................223 DC power packs .............................................. 229

List of Products Sl. No Product 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296

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Decimal endmills......................................................41, 91 Deep drawing hydraulic press ................................... 69 Deep drawing presses.................................................224 Deep hole drilling machines ...................................... 24 Deep hole drilling subcontracts ................................ 24 Demagnetisers ...............................................................230 Desktop printers ............................................................220 DFMPRO............................................................................243 Diamond cutters............................................................228 Diamond cutting & processing systems ..............138 Diamond lapping & polishing systems ...............BGF Diamond tools..........................................................12, FIC Didactic equipments ..................................................... 51 Die coaters ......................................................................... 97 Die spotting presses ....................................................224 Die tryout press .............................................................224 Die/mould machines ................................................. COC Dip spin coating machines........................................202 DNC systems ...................................................................189 Double beam EOT cranes ..........................................178 Double column machining centres .......................181 Double column milling machines ........................ COC Drawer cup board.........................................................221 Drawing & forming compound ...............................177 Drill machines................................................66, 115, 231 Drill tools ............................................................................BC Drilling cum milling machine ...................................166 Drilling cum tapping machine .................................270 Drilling heads..................................................................270 Drilling machines ...................166, 215, 260, 270, 298 Drilling tools............................................12, 37, 199, 237 Drills ................................................... 41, 79, 91, 127, 260 Drive technology............................................................BIC EDM accessories & consumables .................. 201 EDM wire ..........................................................................234 Edrawings publisher ....................................................243 Electric motor lamination systems .........................227 Electric wire rope hoists .............................................178 Electrical & electronics ................................................201 Electrical connectivity .................................................213 Electrical discharge machining .................................. 78 Electromagnetic chucks .............................................230 Element shrink disc ......................................................254 Encoders .................................................................107, 128 End mill cutters ..............................................................248 End mills ................................................................... 44, 213 Engineering services ....................................................217 Engineering tools ..........................................................277 Engineer’s files ................................................................. 44 EOT/HOT cranes.............................................................259 Exhaust brake systems ................................................141 Exhibition - Engineering Expo ............. 168, 191, 273 Exhibition - Imtex forming 2012 .............................272 Exhibition - Iptex 2012 ................................................297 Exhibition - Tagma .......................................................295 Expandable mono block-reamers...........................127 Expansion joints ............................................................221 Exposed linear encoders .............................................BIC Extractor arms ....................................................... 225,226 Factory automation........................................ 202 Fasteners ..........................................................................212 Ferrous casting .............................................................270 Fiber laser marker .........................................................261 Filter bags ........................................................................221 Fine & auto feed radial ...............................................166 Fix frame hydraulic press ............................................. 69 Fixtures..............................................................................243 Flame proof hoists ........................................................259 Flanges ..............................................................................208 Fluidised bed coating machines .............................202 Forged components ....................................................270 Forging press .......................................................... 16, 224 Forging rolls ....................................................................184 Forming milling cutters ..............................................248 Free cutting brass rod & wire ...................................234 Freewheel-oneway-clutches .....................................254 Friction drop hammers ....................................... 16, 239 Friction screw presses .................................................252

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Fule injection system parts .......................................141 Fully automatic circular sawing machine ............222 Fully automatic tungsten carbide sawing machine...... 222 Fully threaded bars ......................................................212 Gage................................................................. 241 Gang drill machines .....................................................215 Gantry and NC boring and milling machines ...... 45 Gas springs ......................................................................172 Gear boxes .............................................................234, 259 Gear couplings ...............................................................234 Gear cutting machines.............................................. COC Gear grinding .................................................................269 Gear grinding technology .........................................101 Geared drill machines .................................................215 Geared head heavy duty lathe machine..............253 Geared head medium duty lathe machine.........253 Geared lathe machines ...............................................216 Geared radial drilling machine ................................166 Geared drilling machine............................................166 Gears ..................................................................................234 General & special purpose machines ...................... 98 Geomcaliper ....................................................................243 Glass ...................................................................................131 Glide coating machines ..............................................202 Gold purity (xrf) systems ............................................138 Goliath crane ........................................................178, 259 Gomet bearings .............................................................135 Graphics overlays ..........................................................233 Greases ................................................................................ 63 Grinders ..................................................................225, 247 Grinding & CNC accessories......................................153 Grinding machines .........55, 131, 137, 225, 247, 257 Grinding tools for hard materials ...........................131 Grip pliers .........................................................................243 Grooving...........................................................................262 Grooving & parting tools ............................................. 43 Gudgen pins ...................................................................223 Guide rods .......................................................................225 Guillotine shears .............................................................. 49 Gun drills ............................................................ 12, 24, FIC Gun reaming ..................................................................... 24 H frame power press ........................................ 16 Hammers ............................................................................ 16 Handling system modules ........................................... 51 Handy probe ...................................................................151 Handy scan ......................................................................151 Hard alloy turning cutters .........................................248 Hard chrome plating bars..........................................225 Hard cut end mills .......................................................... 79 Hardness tester ..............................................................229 Hardness testing machines .............................216, 229 Heat exchangers / heat sinks ..................................... 78 Heat treatment steel cutting machines ...............222 Heavy duty CNC ............................................................148 Heavy duty drill machines .........................................231 Heavy duty precision machine vice .......................265 Heavy duty radial drill machines ............................231 Helical gears ....................................................................234 Hemming press..............................................................224 Hex bolts ..........................................................................212 H-frame press .................................................................265 High performance drills.........................................41, 91 High performance endmills .................................41, 91 High precision machining services ........................141 High precision surface grinding machine ...........212 High precision tool holders ........................................ 23 High pressure hydraulic clamping systems .......BGF High pressure pumps ..................................................245 High pressure tubes .....................................................245 High speed drill tap centres .....................................121 High speed machining centres.................................. 15 HMC/VMC machines ....................................................181 HMI PLC .............................................................................. 47 Holemaking tools ............................................................ 97 Horizontal band .............................................................242 Horizontal boring drilling & facing machines ....226 Horizontal boring machines .....................................175 Horizontal boring mill ............................................... 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Sl. No Product 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452

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Horizontal handle clamps ..........................................243 Horizontal hydraulic presses ...................................... 69 Horizontal machining centres.................15, 175, 121 Horizontal milling machines ................................... COC Horizontal pipe & tube bending machines .......... 83 Horizontal section bending machines .................... 83 Horizontal turning centers ........................................175 Horizontal/vertical CNC lathes .................................181 Horizontal machining centres.......................................7 Hot die forging presses ..............................................111 Hot forging lubricants .................................................276 Hot forging presses ......................................................239 Hydraulic & gear oils ...................................................... 63 Hydraulic & servo press brakes................................226 Hydraulic angle notching machines......................187 Hydraulic automatic type metal sawing machines ....222 Hydraulic centerless grinding machines..............257 Hydraulic chucks ...........................................................141 Hydraulic cylinders .............................................229, 265 Hydraulic cylindrical grinding machine ...............257 Hydraulic deep draw press .......................................250 Hydraulic forging hammers ......................................184 Hydraulic gear pumps.................................................229 Hydraulic internal grinding machines ..................257 Hydraulic machine vice ..............................................265 Hydraulic machineries................................................... 56 Hydraulic power units .................................................229 Hydraulic presses ............... 56, 69, 184, 187, 244,265 Hydraulic press brakes ........... 49, 187, 250, 264, 281 Hydraulic press brake machines .............................240 Hydraulic press machines ..........................................276 Hydraulic presses ............................................................ 69 Hydraulic pumps ...........................................................229 Hydraulic pumps & valves .........................................229 Hydraulic punch presses .............................................. 56 Hydraulic shearing machines ........83, 187, 240, 281 Hydraulic SPMS ..............................................................265 Hydraulic swing beam shearing machines .........230 Hydraulic systems .........................................................229 Hydraulic tandem press brakes ..............................252 Hydraulic valve housing .............................................141 Hydroforming .................................................................227 Hydroforming presses .................................................224 Hydraulic deep draw presses ...................................250 Hydro-pneumatic presses..........................................266 Imaging & vision systems .............................. 202 Impact testing machines............................................216 Incremental rolling dies..............................................106 Indexable toolings ........................................................268 Indexable tools ................................................................ 79 Induction heating machines.....................................275 Induction machine .......................................................275 Induction motors ..........................................................250 Induction seals ...............................................................213 Inductive proximity switches ..................................... 33 Industrial cleaning automation ...............................278 Industrial control & sensing devices......................107 Industrial coolers ...........................................................190 Industrial cooling systems .........................................215 Industrial robots ............................................................263 Injection moulding machines ......................... 242,243 Inner & outer race grinding ......................................137 Inserts .................................................................................. 93 In-situ fermentors .........................................................211 Interface electronics......................................................BIC Internal grinding machine...............................225, 257 Invertor/variable frequency drives .........................107 Iron & steel parts ............................................................. 97 Laser cutting system ...................................... 138 Laser engraving machine ..........................................261 Laser machining .............................................................. 78 Laser marking - engraving system .........................138 Laser marking machine ..............................................261 Laser scanners ....................................................... 241,248 Laser shaping..................................................................131 Laser systems..................................................................227 Laser tracker ....................................................................241 Laser welding machines .............................................261

List of Products Sl. No Product 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528

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Laser welding systems ................................................138 Lasers(2D/3D) .................................................................180 Lathe chucks ...................................................................283 Lathe machines......................... 66, 226, 244, 254, 264 Lathes heavy-duty & high speed ............................228 Lathes turret....................................................................228 Lathes vertical ................................................................228 Lathes-automatic ..........................................................125 Led ........................................................................................ 33 Length gauges ................................................................bic Lens mould ........................................................................ 97 Level controllers ............................................................107 Line laser probe machines ........................................258 Linear encoders & scales ............................................213 Linear rods .......................................................................225 Link press .........................................................................111 LM guide ways ...............................................................261 LM shafts ..........................................................................225 Load break switches ...................................................... 33 Lubes..................................................................................117 Machine measurement ...................................BIC Machine tool accessories ................................... 99, 277 Machine tool protection systems ..........................BGF Machine tools ............................................. 128, 277, 285 Machine tools accessories .........................................261 Machine vises ................................................................BGF Machined castings ........................................................141 Machined components.............................257, 269,270 Machining & grinding fluid .......................................177 Machining center high speed ..................................228 Machining centers general........................................228 Machining centers horizontal &vertical ...............228 Machining centers vertical double-column type228 Machining centres ................................15,179, 121,298 Machining equipment .................................................. 78 Magnetic modular encoders .....................................BIC Maintenance trolley .....................................................221 Manufacturing equipment .......................................... 56 Masonry drills ................................................................... 44 Material handling ..........................................................145 Material testing ..............................................................219 Measured value display systems..............................BIC Measurement equipments ........................................219 Measurement systems .................................................. 99 Measuring & monitoring relay for 1ph/3ph .......107 Measuring instruments ....................................... 71, 133 Mechanical / hydraulic press brake ......................... 83 Mechanical fixtures ......................................................224 Mechanical press ................................................. 224,250 Mechanical press brake machines..........................240 Mechanical shear ............................................................ 49 Mechanical/hydro mechanical section bending machines .......................................................... 83 Membrane keypads......................................................233 Metal circular pipe / bar stock end chamfering machines ..................................................222 Metal cutting systems .................................................245 Metal cutting tools .......................................................167 Metal forming................................................................... 56 Metal injection moulding ............................................ 78 Metal scrape baling press ............................................ 69 Metal-fabricating equipment ..................................... 78 Metric end mills ........................................................41, 91 Metrology equipments ...............................................219 Metrology Instruments & solutions .......................279 Micron drills....................................................................... 97 Milling ......................................................37, 153, 199, BIC Milling & drilling machines .......................................215 Milling centres.....................................................................7 Milling cum drilling machine ...................................115 Milling cutter ...........................................12, 43, 248, FIC Milling grade.................................................................. FGF Milling heads ..................................................................298 Milling machine ........................ 66, 226, 264, 298, 228 Milling solutions ............................................................143 Milling tools.............................................................237, BC Mimic panels...................................................................233 Mobile cylinder hydraulic press ................................ 69

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Mobile drawer systems ...............................................221 Modular tooling systems .....................................12, FIC Mould changing systems ...........................................251 Mould components........................................................ 97 Mould heaters / chillers ................................................ 78 Moulding equipments .................................................. 78 Monitoring of grinding systems.............................BGF Monorail trolley .............................................................259 Motion controls .............................................................107 Motor protection circuit breaker .............................. 33 Motorized chain pulley block...................................259 Motors ...............................................................................250 Multi functional tools .................................................... 43 Multi spindles .................................................................270 Multimedia software for learning CNC milling technology .......................................................189 Multimedia union .........................................................172 NC spotting drills........................................41, 91 NC shearing machine ..................................................266 Needle bearings ............................................................223 Needle roller bearings.................................................135 Nickel silver wire............................................................234 Nuts ....................................................................................212 Oil / coolant coolers ....................................... 215 Oil coolers ........................................................................209 Oil coolers / coolers / heating machines ............... 78 Online B2B marketplace ...................................267, 280 Optical measurement ..................................................219 Other automation accessories .................................149 Over crank shearing machines ...250, 263, 281, 268 Oxy fuel cutting .............................................................281 Packaging solutions ....................................... 213 Packaging test equipments ......................................213 Pad printer machines .................................................... 56 Paint shop equipments ..............................................202 Paint shop machines ...................................................202 Panel air-conditioners .................................................215 Panel coolers...................................................................209 PCB based membrane keypads...............................233 PCB drills............................................................................. 97 PCB laminating press...................................................224 PCD & CBN tools............................................................300 PCD & carbide reamers ...............................................127 Peel grinding machines ................................................ 55 Perforated panels cupboards ...................................239 Permanent magnetic chucks ....................................230 Phosphor bronze wire.................................................234 Photo electric sensors .................................................107 Pillar drill machine ....... 115, 215, 217, 231, 244, 260 Pillar horizontal wax injection press......................265 Pillar mounted jib cranes ...........................................178 Pillar type hydraulic presses ....................................... 69 Pillar type power presses ...........................................268 Pilot lights .......................................................................... 33 Pipe bending ..................................................................275 Piston bars .......................................................................225 Piston pumps..................................................................247 Plaining machine ..........................................................158 Planetary gear head .....................................................261 Planner milling machines ..........................................264 Planning machines .......................................................148 Plano miller ...........................................................158, 210 Plano milling machines ..............................................148 Plasma cutting machine............................................... 49 Plasma welding torches .............................................251 Plastic machined components ................................257 Plastic testing machine...............................................216 Plate bending machines............................83, 264, 281 Plates-sheets ...................................................................257 Plc operated hydraulic press ...................................... 69 Plugs and sockets ........................................................... 33 Plywood presses ............................................................224 Pneumatic & hydraulic clamps ................................153 Pneumatic automation ...............................................195 Pneumatic clutch power press ................................268 Pneumatic control equipments...............................266 Polygon turning machines ........................................210 Polymat .............................................................................257

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606 Portable hardness tester ............................................229 607 Portable hardness tester (Digital) ...........................229 608 Portable measuring machines .................................260 609 Portable radial drill machine ....................................217 610 Portable shot blasting machines ............................236 611 Position display units ...................................................BIC 612 Power chuck....................................................................232 613 Power chucking cylinders ............................................ 11 614 Power pack unit.............................................................265 615 Power presses83, 111, 200, 233, 240, 250, 268, 281 616 Power sources ................................................................119 617 Power supplies ...............................................................128 618 Power tools........................................................................ 20 619 Pre treatment systems ................................................202 620 Precision bearings.........................................................276 621 Precision fabrication works .......................................243 622 Precision gear cutting tools .................................... COC 623 Precision lock nuts........................................................261 624 Precision steel.................................................................131 625 Precision switches........................................................... 33 626 Precision switches single & multiple ....................... 33 627 Precision universal cylindrical machines..............257 628 Press brakes................................................................49, 56 629 Pressure sensors .............................................................. 71 630 Process automation and control equipment ....... 51 631 Product assemblies ......................................................270 632 Product design ...............................................................217 633 Productivity tracking system for CNC machines189 634 Profile projectors ................................................... 22, 213 635 Profilers and gantry machines - 3 & 5 axis..........175 636 Programmable logic controllers..............................107 637 Programmable terminals ...........................................107 638 Propeller hub .................................................................... 61 639 Proximity sensors ..........................................................107 640 Pull action ........................................................................243 641 Pulleys ...............................................................................234 642 Pumps......................................................................250, 260 643 Punching & binding machines ................................212 644 Quick die change system ...........................................251 645 Quick fit machine vice (box) .....................................265 646 Quick mould change system ....................................251 647 Quick-change pallet modules ..................................208 648 Race pins ......................................................... 223 649 Rack rolling dies ............................................................106 650 Rack type spline rolling machines..........................106 651 Radial drill machine...............115, 217, 226, 231, 260 652 Reamers .....................................................12, 44, 271, FIC 653 Rear cylinder hydraulic press brakes .....................268 654 Re-sharpening solutions.............................................249 655 Reverse engineering ....................................................217 656 RFID ....................................................................................107 657 Robotic plasma cutting machines ..........................187 658 Robots ...............................................................................263 659 Rods....................................................................................257 660 Roll forming machine .................................................... 83 661 Roller bearings ...............................................................223 662 Rolling oils .......................................................................177 663 Rotary......................................................................................7 664 Rotary cum dividing and indexing head 200 h/v and 130 h/v ...............................................................................265 665 Rotary cylinder ...............................................................232 666 Rotary dampers .............................................................172 667 Rotary encoders..............................................................BIC 668 Rotary filtration systems.............................................242 669 Rotary indexing tables ...............................................BGF 670 Rotary joints & unions .................................................172 671 Rotary switches ................................................................ 33 672 Rotary table (horizontal & vertical) ........................265 673 Rotary table (plane & indexing) ..............................265 674 Rotary tilting vice 130 .................................................265 675 Rotating electrical connectors .................................213 676 Rotating unions .............................................................172 677 Roughness & waviness measuring instruments262 678 Rubber mountings .......................................................209 679 Rust preventing .............................................................177 680 Safety light curtains ....................................... 107 681 Safety protection devices ............................................ 33 682 Saw blade sharpener ...................................................222

List of Products Sl. No Product 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 758 759

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Saw blades .......................................................................249 Sawing machines ..........................................................242 Saws ...................................................................................242 Scanning white-light interferometer microscope ......................................................................213 Screw presses .................................................................251 Sealed linear encoders .................................................BIC Section bending machines.......................................... 83 Self adhesive tapes.......................................................270 Self centering vice round dia holding vice .........265 Self tapping & machine screws ...............................212 Servo motors & drives .................................................149 Shafts .................................................................................225 Shear series........................................................................ 56 Shearing machines ............................................... 56, 264 Sheet metal forming ....................................................227 Sheet metal machines................................................... 66 Shipyard press ................................................................224 Shock absorbers ............................................................172 Shot blasting machines ..............................................239 Shrink fit adaptors ........................................................141 Shrink fit machine.........................................................201 Shrinking technology ..................................................133 Silicon bronze wire .......................................................234 Sine table (150 & 120) .................................................265 Single beam EOT cranes.............................................178 Single limit switches ...................................................... 33 Single screw pumps .....................................................208 Sinking EDM ....................................................................300 Siphon systems ..............................................................172 Slant / flat bed................................................................121 Sleeve bearings..............................................................135 Slide rings .......................................................................211 Slotting machine ................................................... 66, 244 Small size ball bearings ..............................................135 SMC press.........................................................................224 Solar cell scribing system...........................................138 Solder paste ....................................................................213 Solenoid valve ................................................................247 Solid carbide drills ..............................................127, 167 Solid carbide drills with IC .........................................167 Solid carbide mills.........................................................248 Solid carbide reamers..................................................167 Solid carbide reamers with IC ..................................167 Solid carbide special drills .........................................167 Solid carbide special reamers ..................................167 Solid carbide tools ........................................................139 Solid mono block reamers ........................................127 Solid state laser cutter ................................................261 Spade drills .................................................................41, 91 Spare parts.......................................................................245 Special boring bars.......................................................127 Special fine boring tools ............................................127 Special form cutting tools ........................................... 86 Special gauging ............................................................... 18 Special hydraulic expansion technology .............283 Special induction hardening machines................119 Special line boring tools.............................................127 Special machines...........................................................175 Special purpose machines.........................................148 Special reaming tools ..................................................127 Special refrigeration equipment .............................215 Special thread milling tools ......................................127 Spherical bearing ..........................................................223 Spindle nose tooling...................................................... 43 Spindles ............................................................................258 Spline rolling machines ..............................................106 SPM’s .................................................................................... 24 Spring isolators ..............................................................265 Spring testing machine ..............................................216 Spur gears ........................................................................234 Stainless steel 304 (a2) & 316 (a4) fasteners ......212 Standard & special PCD-tools...................................127 Standard end mills ..................................................41, 91 Standard fine boring tools ........................................127 Standard induction hardening machines............119 Standard mobile drawer ............................................221 Standard pyramid type plate bending machines83

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Standard thread milling tools ..................................127 Stationary work holding.............................................283 Steel worker ...................................................................... 83 Stepper motors & drives ............................................149 Stock shapes ...................................................................257 Straight flute drills ...................................................41, 91 Straight line action .......................................................243 Straightening machines .............................................158 Stub length drills ......................................................41, 91 Submersible hydraulic press....................................... 69 Super power hydraulic vice ......................................265 Super precision bearings ...........................................135 Super-rigid presses .......................................................258 Surface & profile grinding .........................................123 Surface grinder.....................................................121, 264 Surface plate ...................................................................210 Surface roughness testers .........................................268 Switching relays.............................................................107 Synchronised CNC press-brakes..............................266 Taper bearings................................................ 223 Taper boring ...................................................................262 Taps ............................................................... 12, 44, 62, FIC Taps(cold forming/NSS)..............................................127 Temperature controllers.............................................107 Tensile testing machines ...........................................216 Tensioner nuts................................................................254 Testing machines ..........................................................229 Textile testing machine ..............................................216 Thermic fluid heaters...................................................216 Thread milling tools .....................................................139 Thread rolling machines ............................................106 Thread whirling tools ................................................. FGF Threading tools..................................................... 127, FIC Thrush ball bearings ....................................................135 Timers ................................................................................107 Timing belt ......................................................................234 Timing pulleys ................................................................234 Timing pulleys drive ....................................................234 Toggle action clamp ....................................................243 Toggle clamps ................................................................153 Toggle press....................................................................243 Tool bits .............................................................................. 44 Tool design ......................................................................217 Tool grinding ..................................................................123 Tool holder .............................................................. 93, 133 Tool holding systems ..................................................283 Tool logistics systems ..................................................133 Tool making systems ...................................................265 Tool monitoring systems ..........................................BGF Tool path simulator for CNC milling......................189 Tool path simulator for CNC turning ....................189 Tool pre setting machine...........................................201 Tool presetting machines ..........................................257 Tool room machine ........................................................ 66 Tool setting systems ...................................................... 99 Tooling systems ...................................................... 127,BC Tooling’s ...........................................................................278 Tool-maker microscope ..............................................213 Tools trolley.....................................................................221 Tool-store cabinets .......................................................239 Tool-store trolleys .........................................................239 Torque measuring flanges.........................................240 Torque sensors ................................................................. 71 Torsion testing machine ..................................216, 229 Touch probes...................................................................BIC Tough marquee ............................................................... 47 Tough PLC.......................................................................... 47 Track rollers .....................................................................254 Trade show association ..............................................252 Transfer trolleys .............................................................259 Transparent gels .............................................................. 63 Trimming presses..........................................................239 Triple screw pumps ......................................................210 Tubing accessories ......................................................... 51 Turbine blade ................................................................... 61 Turbine shaft..................................................................... 61 Turbo charger parts .....................................................141 Turn mill centre .............................................................179

Sl. No Product 838 839 840 841 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 849 850 851 852 853 854 855 856 857 858 859 860 861 862 863 864 865 866 867 868 869 870 871 872 873 874 875 876 877 878 879 880 881 882 883 884 885 886 887 888 889 890 891 892 893 894 895 896 897 898 899 900 901

Turned components ....................................................270 Turning..............................................................37, 199, BIC Turning centre........................................................ 98, 298 Turning holders ............................................................... 43 Turning machine solutions ......................................... 59 Turning tools .............................................................97, BC Turnkey solutions..........................................................127 Turret punch press ............................................... 49, 180 Turrets ................................................................................. 11 Twin spin bearing reducers ......................................261 Twist drills (parallel & taper shank) .......................... 44 Tyre mould cleaning machines ...............................232 Ultra high pressure apparatus ........................ 97 Under crank machines ................................................250 Under crank shearing machine ...............................268 Universal ball vice .........................................................265 Universal cutter grinders............................................201 Universal dividing head..............................................265 Universal drill head.......................................................217 Universal milling machines .......................................244 Universal radial drilling machines ..........................253 Universal radial drilling tilting box table -650 ...265 Universal testing equipments .................................... 39 Universal testing machines .............................216, 229 Universal vice 100 .........................................................265 Valve sensors .................................................. 128 Valve terminals................................................................. 51 Valves ......................................................................... 51, 260 Vane pumps ....................................................................247 Variable inlet vane dampers .....................................217 Velocity & feed controllers ........................................172 Ventilators ........................................................................270 Vertical and horizontal machining centres ........... 45 Vertical handle clamp..................................................243 Vertical lathe machine ................................................179 Vertical machining center..................... 7, 11, 26, 235, Vertical machining centers 3 & 5 axis ...................175 Vertical machining centres........................................247 Vertical machining centres-single / double column...............................................................121 Vertical rake shearing machines .............................268 Vertical turning centers ..............................................175 Vertical turning lathes .......................................148, 210 Vertical turret lathes ....................................................118 Vision sensors .................................................................107 VMC ....................................................................................137 Wall-store systems ......................................... 239 Water chillers ..................................................................215 Water jet ...........................................................................278 Water jet cutting systems ..........................................245 Wear parts.......................................................................... 43 Wear resistant tools ....................................................... 97 Welding machines ........................................................229 Wire cut EDM .......................................................... 26, 300 Wire rope hoist ..............................................................259 Wiring trolley ..................................................................221 Wood working machine ............................................... 66 Work holding devices..................................................141 Work holding solutions .............................................BGF Work holdings ................................................................211 Work shop table ............................................................221 Workshop machine & accessories ............................ 66 Workstations ...................................................................239 Worm .................................................................................269 Worm gears .....................................................................234

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Abbott Toolfast Private Limited T: +91-129-402237 E: abbott@airtelmail.in W: www.toolfastclamps.com

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Airtech Pvt Ltd T: +91-836-2780085 E: airtech.dharwad@gmail.com W: www.airtechindia.com

211

Ambika Agro Industries T: +91-281-2224263 E: shriambikapress@yahoo.in W: www.ambikapress.com

268

Ann Way Machine Tools Co., Ltd. T: +886-4-2563-1259 E: annway.tools@msa.hinet.net W: www.annwaytools.com.tw

228

Arsun Engineers T: +91-278-2514076 E: sales@arsun.com W: www.arsun.com

217

Asian Cranes & Elevators T: +91-161-2491053 E: info@asiancranes.com W: www.asiancranes.com

178

Autogrip Machinery Co., Ltd. T: +886-4-822-8719 E: sales@autogrip.com.tw W: www.autogrip.com.tw

232

Autotech Machine Tools Sales & Services T: +91-20-27130091 E: sales@autotechcnc.com W: www.autotechcnc.com

8

AVG Electronics Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-23193305 E: info-india@avg.net W: www.avg.net

47

Baker Gauges India Pvt Ltd T: +91-20-66093800 E: rgs@bakergauges.com W: www.bakergauges.com

18

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Big Daishowa Seiki Co. Ltd T: +81-729-828277 W: www.big-daishowa.com

23

Birla Precesion Tools T: +91-240-2554301 E: info@birlaprecision.com W: www.birlaprecision.in

141

Blaser Swisslube India Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-124-4994000 E: india@blaser.com W: www.blaser.com

117

Blowtech T: +91-22-28458372 E: minivac@hotmail.com

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Chamunda Equipments T: +91-79-27522437 E: clamp@chamundaequip.com W: www.chamundaequip.com

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Changhua Chen Ying Oil Machine Co., Ltd. 236 T: +886-4-2639-3751 E: doris@chenying.com.tw W: www.chenying.com.tw

Blum Novotest Gmbh T: +91-80-23185468 E: blumnovotestindia@bsnl.in W: www.blum-novotest.com

99

B R Precisions T: +91-80-41492904 E: brvices@rediffmail.com W: www.brhydraulicvices.com

265

Brrit Pneumatic Systems T: +91-250-2391007 E: brritpress@gmail.com W: brritpresses.com

266

Cadem Technologies Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-26634767 E: sales@cadem.com W: www.cadem.com

189

Camozzi India Pvt Ltd T: +91-120-4055252 E: info@camozzi-india.com W: www.camozzi-india.com

195

Camu Srl T: +0039-444-660700 E: info@camu.it W: www.camu.it

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Coatec India T: +91-172-5063436 E: info@coatecindia.com W: www.coatecindia.com Cobra Carbide T: +91-8110-415003 E: sales@cobracarbide.com W: www.cobracarbide.com Creaform India T: +91-11-65022218 E: india@creaform3d.com W: www.creaform3d.com Dees Hydraulic Industrial Co. Ltd. T: +886-2-2601-8661 E: sales@spc.com.tw W: www.spc.com.tw Devco Engineers T: +91-2752-243997 E: lion.grinders@gmail.com W: www.liongrinders.com

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Dijet Industrial Co Ltd T: +91-22-40121231 E: ravisane@dijet.co.jp W: www.dijet.co.jp

79

Doosan Infracore India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-42660122 E: sandesh.kumar@doosan.com W: www.doosaninfracore.com

14

Dowel Machinery Pvt Ltd T: +91-281-2362465 E: dowel@thedowel.com W: www.thedowel.com

69

Drass Mechatronics & Machinery Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-23478764 E: info@drassautomech.com W: www.drassautomech.com

26

Basant Mechanical Works (Regd) T: +91-161-2530529 E: sbasant@sify.com W: www.basantgroup.com

200

Carl Bechem Lubricants(India) Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-22010800 E: info@bechemindia.com W: www.bechem.com

Basic Engineers T: +91-9825344527 E: info@basicengineers.in W: www.basicengineers.in

221

Casteel Industries T: +91-2752-220730 E: mail@casteelnoble.com W: www.casteelnoble.com

229

Durga Bearing Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-6876073 E: inquiry@durgabearings.com W: www.durgabearings.com

135

Bharat Machine Tools T: +91-288-2757329 E: info@nagmatilathe.com W: www.nagmatilathe.com

226

Ceratizit India Pvt Ltd T: +91-33-24947146 E: info@ceratizitindia.co.in W: www.ceratizit.com

43

Dynascan Inspection Systems Co T: +91-80-41102747 E: dynascan@vsnl.com W: www.dynascan.info

22

Bhavya Machine Tools T: +91-79-40242800 E: info@bhavyamachinetools.com W: www.bhavyamachinetool.com

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Champion Industries T: +91-2752-231741 E: champion_ind@yahoo.com

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E Mug Technologies Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-40-66836983 E: info@emugtech.com W: www.emugtech.com

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EFD Induction Limited T: +91-80-7820404 E: sales@efdgroup.net. W: www.efd-induction.com

119

Fong Ho Machinery Industry Co., Ltd. T: +886-4-2406-6769 E: fongho@ms26.hinet.net W: www.fongho.com.tw

222

Electromech Material Handling Sys P Ltd T: 91-20-66542222 E: getcranes@emech.in W: www.emech.in

145

Forging Machinery Manufacturing Co T: +91-161-5011755 E: info@nkhammers.com W: www.nkhhammers.com

16

Electronica Hitech Machines Pvt Ltd 180,181,183 T: 91-20-30435400 E: marketing@electronicahitech.com W: www.electronicahitech.com

Forwell Precision Machinery Co., Ltd. T: +886-4-8345-1960 E: forwell@forwell.com W: www.forwell.com

251

Heidenhain Optics & Electronics (I) T: +91-44-30234000 E: info@heidenhain.in W: www.heidenhain.in

Emuge India Pvt Ltd T: +91-20-39310000 E: marketing@emugeindia.com W: www.emugeindia.com

Freeze Tech Equipments Pvt Ltd T: +91-44-42152387 E: info@freezetechequip.com W: www.freezetechequip.com

209

HG Technology Co., Ltd. T: +886-4-7362-725 E: hg.tech@msa.hinet.net W: www.hgt.com.tw

213

Fullton Machinery Co Ltd T: +86-411-82767678 E: fullton@fulltontech.com W: www.fulltontech.com

118

Hi - Life Machine Tools Pvt Ltd T: +91-79-22821615 E: info@hilifegroup.com W: www.hilifegroup.com

225

G W Precision Tools India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-40431252 E: info@gwindia.in W: www.gwindia.in

167

Hindustan Hydraulics Pvt Ltd T: +91-181-2670054 E: hhpl_sales@vsnl.net W: www.hindustanhydraulics.com

266

Hitek Engineers T: +91-44-26545463 E: hitekengineers@yahoo.co.in

268

HMB International T: +91-11-64648465 E: kelten@hmb.co.in W: www.hmb.co.in

157

Holani Bearings Pvt Ltd T: +91-2827-293342 E: vishal@holani,in W: www.holani.in

223

Engineering Expo T: +91-9819552270 E: engexpo@infomedia18.in W: www.engg-expo.com Ermaksan Machinery T: +91-224-2947500 E: sinan.bilgin@ermaksan.com.tr W: www.ermaksan.com.tr

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Haimer India Pvt Ltd T: 91-9890153568 E: haimer@haimer.in W: www.haimer.com

133

Heattrans Equipments Pvt.Ltd. T: +91-79-25840105 E: info@heattrans.com W: www.heattrans.com

270

ESA Eppinger Gmbh T: +91-9900588559 E: tramaiah@eppinger.de W: www.eppinger.de

278

Gem Equipments Ltd T: +91-22-3267800 E: sales@geminida.com W: www.gemindia.com

190

Everising Machine Co. T: +886-4-2359-3178 E: evrs@everising.com.tw W: www.everising.com

242

Geometric Ltd T: +91-22-67056880 E: inquires@camworks.com W: www.camworks.com

243

Faro Business Technologies India P T: +91-11-46465644 E: enquiry-india@faro.com W: www.faro.com

241

Godson Bending Systems Pvt Ltd T: +91-281-2361467 E: godsonindia@hotmail.com W: www.godson-india.com

Femco India T: +91-20-40147870 E: sales@femcoindia.com W: www.femco.com.tw

179

Greenleaf Corp E: info@wexper.com W: http://www.wexper.com

113

247

GSK CNC Equipment Co. Ltd T: +91-9886835186 E: gskwang@hotmail.com W: www.gsk.com.cn

35

Ferrocare International T: +91-20-26830655 E: info@ferrocare.com W: www. ferrocare.com

Guhring India Private Limited T: +91-80-40322500 E: info@guhring.in W: www.guhring.in

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

H G Shah & Co T: +91-79-25621431 E: hgshah2000@rediffmail.com W: www.timingpulley.in

234

IMS Council T: +91-9311903222 E: sachin.patil@ims2012.in W: www.indiamanufacturingshow.com

HAAS Automation India Pvt Ltd T: +91-20-32935433 E: sales@haasindia.com W: www.HaasCNC.com

7

Festo Controls Ltd T: +91-80-22894100 E: info_in@festo.com W: www.festo.com

51

Finechrome Shafts Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-29204209 E: finechromespl@yahoo.co.uk

225

Flow Asia Corporation T: +91-9343-340-001 E: inquiry-asia@flowcorp.com W: www.flowasia.com

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Hwacheon Machine Tools India Pvt Ltd T: +91-20-30429140 E: sales@hwacheonindia.com W: www.hwacheon.com IFM Electronics India Pvt Ltd T: +91-231-2672770 E: info@ifm-electronic.in W: www.ifm-electronic.com

IndiaMART InterMESH Limited T: +1800-200-4444 E: pr@indiamart.com W: www.indiamart.com

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Indian Chain Tools Corporation T: +91-9815500909 E: itcotech@yahoo.com W: www.itco.co.in

270

Just Machine Tools T: +91-11-41589060 E: justytest@yahoo.in W: www.justytest.com

216

Indian Machine Tool Mfg. Association T: +91-80-66246514 E: anuj@imtma.in W: www.imtma.in

246

Jyoti Cnc Automation Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-2827-287081 E: info@jyoti.co.in W: www.jyoti.co.in

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Indian Machine Tool Mfg. Association W: www.imtex.in

272

Indian Machine Tool Mfg. Association T: +91-80-66246600 E: imtma@imtma.in W: www.imtma.in

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Kabel Schlepp India Pvt. Ltd., T: +91-80-41158997 E: gm@kabelschlepp.in W: www.kabelschlepp.com

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Macht Exim Llp. T: +91-79-40087600 E: bhavin@machtexim.com W: www.machtexim.com

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Maco Corporation India Pvt Ltd T: +91-33-24758371 E: rdutta@macocorporation.com W: www.macocorporation.com

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Mag Industrial Automation Systems T: +91-80-40677000 E: sales-India@mag-ias.in W: www.mag-ias.in

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Kanefusa India Pvt Ltd T: +91-124-4208440 E: info@kanefusa.co.in W: www.kanefusa.net

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Makino India Private Limited T: +91-80-28419500 E: slim@makino.co.in W: www.makino.com

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Karolin Machine Tool Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-28572494 E: info@kmt-waterjet.com W: www.kmt-waterjet.com

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Makson Machines Pvt Ltd T: +91-278-2446437 E: makwana_eng@yahoo.com W: www.makwanaeng.com

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Marox Tools Industrial Co. Ltd. T: +886-4-2278-0167 E: service@marox.com.tw W: www.marox.com.tw

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Mehta Cad Cam Systems Pvt Ltd T: +91-79-26840551 E: sales@mehtaindia.com W: www.mehtaindia.com

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Indian Tool Manufacturers T: +91-22-25852559 E: ltmth@hathway.com W: www.indiantool.com

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

61

Instron India Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-44-28293888 E: instronindia@instron.com W: www.instron.com

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Intraaction Electronics T: +91-79-23287226 E: info@intraactionindia.com W: www.intraactionindia.com

233

Komet Precision Tool India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-280780000 E: info.in@kometgroup.com

123

Isgec Heavy Engineering Ltd T: +91-120-3301001 E: trading@isgec.com W: www.isgec.com

121

Korber Schleifring Gmbh T: +91-80-41554601 E: sales@schleifring.in W: www.schleifring.in

199

Jagdeep Foundry (Regd.) T: +91-1871-242750 E: sales@jagdeepfoundry.in W: www.jagdeepfoundry.in

210

Korloy Inc. T: +82-2-2522-3181 E: export@korloy.com W: www.korloy.com

Metcut Toolings Private Limited T: +91-836-2333092 E: info@metcutindia.com W: www.metcutindia.com

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Metrol Corporation India Branch Off T: +91-80-42105031 E: sales@metrolindia.com W: www.toolsensor.com

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Jay Shakti Machine Tools T: +91-2827-287207 E: info@jayshaktimachines.com W: www.jayshaktimachines.com

Krishna Machine Tools T: +91-281-2312439 E: krishnalathe8@gmail.com W: www.krishnalathes.com

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Micromatic Machine Tools T: +91-80-41492285 E: mmtblr@acemicromatic.com W: www.acemicromatic.com

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Jayco Machine Tools T: +91-281-6451441 E: info@jaycolathes.com W: www.jayacolathes.com

Kuka Robotics (India) Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-124-4635774 E: pradeep@kuka.in W: www.kuka.in

237

Jayshree Machines Pvt Ltd T: +91-281-2362536 E: jayshreemachinesdeal@gmail.com W: www.jayshreemachinesdeal.com

250

Larsen & Toubro Limited T: +91-67051093 E: sm.haridas@larsentoubro.com W: www.larsentoubro.com

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

Larsen & Toubro Ltd E: cic@lntebg.com

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Jekson Machinery Pvt Ltd T: +91-79-22901850 E: intro@jeksonmachinery.com W: www.jeksonmachinery.com

187

Lico Machinery Co., Ltd. T: +886-4-2563-0950 E: sales@licomachinery.com W: www.licomachinery.com

125

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

244

Jin Year Precision Co., Ltd. T: +886-4-2523-2817 E: liu0930@ms58.hinet.net W: www.jinyear.com.tw

226

Lien Chieh Machinery Co., Ltd T: +886-2-2783-8664 E: jack_chuang@lienchieh.com W: www.lienchieh.com

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Moonlight Industries E: info@moonlightindustrie.com W: www.moonlightindustre.com Mototechnika T: +91-2752-243351 E: sales-alto@live.com

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Kistler Instruments India Pvt Ltd T: +91-129-4113555 E: sales.in@kistler.com W: www.kistler.com

Meiban Engineering Technologies Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-26491229 E: sales-turning@meibanengg.com

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Mtar Technologies Pvt Ltd T: +91-40-44529901 E: ballscrews@mtar.in W: www.mtar.in

163

P Parmar Machine Tools T: +91-278-2447409 E: info@parmardrill.com W: www.parmardrill.com

231

R K Steel Smith T: +91-9825300059 E: rksteelsmith@gmail.com W: www.rksteelsmith.com

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MTE Industries Pvt Ltd T: +91-40-23777571 E: info@mteindustries.com W: www.mteindustries.com

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Para Mill Precision Machinery Co., Ltd T: +886-4-2680-0678 E: para.mill@msa.hinet.net W: www.paramill.com

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Raajratna Ventures Ltd T: +91-79-27561915 E: sales@raajfasteners.com W: www.raajfasteners.com

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Neri Engineering T: +91-80-28374885 E: sales@nerigroup.in W: www.nerigroup.in

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Parishudh Machines Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-120-3205167 E: parishudh@goindigroup.com W: www.goindigroup.com

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Raj Petro Specialities Private Limi T: +91-44-42288900 E: francis@rajgrp.com W: www.rajgrp.com

Pitroda Utility Industries T: +91-2752-243795 E: response@pitrodautilityindia.com W: www.pitrodautilityindia.com

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Rattan Hammers T: +91-161-2685234 E: info@hammersindia.com W: www.hammersindia.com

239

Reishauer Ag, Ch-Wallisellen T: +41-44-832-22-11 W: www.reishauer.com

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Riat Grinders T: +91-161-2530805 E: msriat@sify.com W: www.riatgrinders.com

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Rightvision (India) Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-120-4261026 E: lasco@rightvision.biz W: www.rightvision.biz

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Neway Cnc Equipment (Suzhou)Co.,Ltd T: +91-(281)276-7100 E: newaycnc@gmail.com W: http://www.newaycnc.com

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Nickunj Eximp Entp P. Ltd T: +91-22-22190300 E: darayus@nickunjgroup.com W: www.nickunjgroup.com

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PMP Machine Tools T: +91-281-2366202 E: info@pmpmachines.com W: www.pmpmachines.com

265

Nicolas Correa S.A. T: +91-20-25654891 E: india@correaanayak.es W: www.correaanayak.es

143

Poojitha Flex Technologies T: +91-40-23720663 E: poojithaft_bellows@yahoo.com W: www.poojithaflextech.com

221

Nikon India Pvt Ltd T: +91-124-4688 500 E: nind.Inst@nikonoa.net W: www.nikon-instruments.jp/eng/

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Prakash Engineering T: +91-278-2438241 E: sales@prakashmachines.com W: www.prakashmachines.com

115

Ningbo Oule Machine Co., Ltd. T: +86-574-2628-6999 E: sales1@derekmetal.com W: www.derekmetal.com

93

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

37

Rollomatic Sa T: +41-32-752-1790 E: amitsharma_1973@yahoo.com W: www.rollomatic.com

Nippei Toyama India Private Limited T: 91-20-27480587 E: Sanjaypowar@ntcindia.co.in

29

Precihole Machine Tools Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-25836780 E: info@precihole.co.in W: www.precihole.co.in

24

Roto Linear Systems T: +91-080-23572855 E: rotolinearindia@vsnl.net

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S&T Engineers T: +91-422-2590810 E: sales@stengineers.com W: www.stengineers.com

108

Sahajanand Laser Technology Ltd T: +91-79-23287461 E: marketing@sahajanadlaser.com W: www.sahajanandlaser.com

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NMTG Mechtrans Techniques Pvt Ltd. T: +91-79-22821527 E: nmtg@nmtgindia.com W: www.nmtgindia.com

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NN Combined Engineering Agencies P Ltd BGF T: +91-40-27844279 E: mail@nncea.com W: www.nncea.com

Precimac Solutions T: 91-20-32538701 E: aketkar@precimac.com W: www.precimac.com

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Precision Industrial Co. T: +91-22-23436717 E: precisionranjit@hotmail.com

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Objet Ap Ltd T: +852-2174 0111 E: info@objet.com W: www.objet.com

220

Progressive Engineer T: +91-22-32944289 E: info@progressiveengineers.net W: http://www.progressiveengineers.net

213

Sahyog Enterprise T: +91-278-2446848 E: sahyogdrills@dataone.in W: www.sahyogdrills.com

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Omron Automation Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-80-40726400 E: in_enquiry@ap.omron.com W: www.omron-ap.com

107

Quaker Chemical India Ltd T: +91-33-22822181 E: admin@quakerchemindia.com W: www.quakerchem.com

177

Sallex Machine Tools T: +91-11-25937096 E: sallex15@gmail.com W: www.sallex.com

269

Oriental Machine Tools Co T: +91-22-23423524 E: omtc@omtc-online.com W: www.omtc-online.com

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Quattro Engineering India Limited T: +91-80-25585439 E: toolings-info@quattroengg.com W: www.quattroengg.com

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Samtec Tools & Accessories Pvt Ltd T: 91-20-32941330 E: info@samtectools.com W: www.samtectools.com

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Sandvik Coromant India T: +91-20-27104725 E: rupali.kavi@sandvik.com W: www.sandvik.coromant.com/in

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Taegutec India Ltd T: +91-80-27839111 E: sales@taegutec-india.com W: www.taegutec-india.com

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Sanes Presses Co., Ltd. T: +886-5-551-9922 E: sanes@ms32.hinet.net W: www.sanes-press.com

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TAGMA T: +91-22-28526876 E: mumbai@tagmaindia.org W: www.tagmaindia.org

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Sarabsukh Machine Tools T: +91-1871-223893 E: sarabsukhbatala@yahoo.co.in W: www.sarabsukhmachines.com

148

Satra International T: +91-11-25415437 E: satra-international@yahoo.co.in W: www.satrainternational.com

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Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) T: +886-2-2725-5200 E: taitra@taitra.org.tw W: www.taiwantrade.com.tw

Schliff Maschinen Fabrik T: +91-9426416905 E: schliffmaschinen@gmail.com W: www.schliff.in

212

Schuler India Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-66800300 E: info@schulerindia.com W: www.schulergroup.com

227

Schunk Intec India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-41277361 E: info@in.schunk.com W: www.schunk.com

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Seco Tools India Pvt Ltd T: +91-2137-667300 E: seco.india@secotools.com W: www.secotools.com/in

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See Lube Technologies P Ltd T: +91-161-4641296 E: info@seelube.com W: www.oilandlubricant.com

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Shree Saikrupa Hydro Marketing T: +91-79-22800836 E: exports@bosspumps.in W: www.bosspumps.in

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Siddhapura Engineering Works T: +91-278-2428054 E: drills@dataone.in W: www.siddhapuradrills.com

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Sreelakshmi Traders T: +91-44-24343343 E: sreelakshmitraders@gmail.com W: www.sreelakshmitraders.com

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Suhner India Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-27831108 E: automation.in@suhner.com W: www.suhner.com Swastik Engitech Pvt Ltd T: +91-8141044144 E: info@bansalpresses.com W: www.bansalpresses.com

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Taiwan Takisawa Technology Co. Ltd. T: +886-3-464-3166 E: bryan@takisawa.com.tw W: www.takisawa.com.tw Takamatsu Machinery Co Ltd T: +81-76-2741403 E: h.nakagawa@takamaz.co.jp W: www.takamaz.co.jp

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Advertiser’s Name & Contact Details Virgo Communication T: +91-80-25567028 E: info@virgo-comm.com W: www.virgo-comm.com

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Vivek Machine Tools T: +91-281-2386379 E: info@vivekmachinetools.com W: www.vivekmachinetools.com

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Weldor Engineering Pvt Ltd T: +91-281-2360242 E: weldor@weldor.com W: www.weldor.com

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Wendt India Ltd T: +91-4344-405500 E: vijayvernekar@wendtindia.com W: www.wendtgroup.com

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Werner Finley Pvt Ltd

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Techno Industries T: +91-79-25830742 E: info@technoind.com W: www.technoind.com

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T: +91-80-23289889 E: info@wernerfinley.com W: www.wernerfinley.com

Techtronics India Limited T: +91-124-2370555 E: info@techtronics.in W: www.techtronics.in

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Wexper India Ltd T: +91-124-2210020 E: rajan.vaid@wexper.com W: www.wexper.com

Teknic T: +91-26592392 E: teknic@vsnl.com W: www.teknic.co.in Triune Exhibitors Pvt.Ltd. T: +91-80-43307474 E: info@amtex2012.com W: www.amtex2012.com

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Tungaloy India Pvt Ltd T: +91-22-61248888 E: info@tungaloyindia.com W: www.tungaloy.co.jp.in

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Tussor Machine Tools Ind P Ltd T: +91-422-3200183 E: info@tussorindia.com W: www.pinachoindia.com

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Vardex Tooling Private Limited T: 91-9730028248 E: vishal@vargusindia.com W: www.vargus.com

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Vinit Engimech Pvt Ltd T: +91-281-2312091 E: vinit@balajilathe.com W: www.balajilathe.com

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Vinit Performance Polymers T: +91-22-28204120 E: mail@polymatindia.com W: www.polymatindia.com

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Wexten Precise Industries Co., Ltd. T: +886-4-2418-0799 E: service@wexten.com.tw W: www.wexten.com.tw

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Yg Cutting Tools Corporation Pvt Ltd T: +91-80-43543636 E: admin@yg1india.com W: www.yg1.co.kr

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Yuang Hsian Metal Industrial Corp. T: +886-4-761-3688 E: ta@yhm.com.tw W: www.yhm.com.tw

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Zen Wu Zheng Sun Tool Co., Ltd. T: +886-7-352-5743 E: first@jsk-tools.com.tw W: www.jsk-tools.com.tw

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