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Define* Defy * Demand MMTfy Your World
MT’s walk from here will have a swagger. Not because we have gained something …but because we have lost something! Contradiction maybe, but conflicting, definitely not! You may remember the childhood bedtime stories—each ending with how facing our biggest fear and daring to walk into our most dreaded nightmares with eyes open makes us stronger. It is all about triumphing our biggest inner fear!
Yes, we have lost our fear (time for brand MMT to stand tall without clutches) and we have gained independence. From here onwards, our pursuit to bring the perennial problems gripping the industry gets pronounced. The mishandling and meeking of the collective voice of the machine tools industry, which was not strongly represented, stands corrected. MMT is your sharp voice, presenting your views to people who matter. Matters that Matter incidentally is our cover shout, where we delve into details about the aspects that will make our machine tools industry stronger and our growth inclusive. Like Shailesh Sheth’s Open Letter to the Finance Minster as the FM drafts the budget, is a strong voice to policymakers at the time when it matters the most! Sheth has made some very constructive recommendations to the FM for our industry. Do read this blueprint for the machine tools sector and share your views with us. There is also a robust plan that we have charted along with Sheth, our Saarathi, to make sure that the views and voice gets viral and impacts our industry positively. As part of MMTfying your world, this very special January edition is a refreshing offering to the community that deals with metal to test their mettle … and it is also a chance to prove your edge—the edge of knowledge, of knowing your industry and your peers! It is about time we bring out the fun and challenge-loving side of this tribe to the fore. MMT has, in fact, taken both these perceived notions to revel in the fun and sporty sides of the metalworking community … albeit staying mostly metal! Do solve the crossword specially created and crafted for you and earn your colours! If you think you know your industry, take the challenge and extend it to your peers as well! Like the seers say, the answers to our life’s questions are hidden in our life itself; this is true for these crosswords as well! The January edition of MMT is all about Matters That Matter … such as Cutting-Edge Technologies, how they would shape up our future, experts predicting how these technologies would shape up the future of our sector and, thus, our fortunes as well. Then, we have Women Leaders sharing their ambitions and inclusions in this man’s world and their unique contributions to the machine tools world. We also have New Age Entrepreneurs and show how their unique business models and their fresh approach is favourably impacting this sector and changing the industry dynamics. We also have some EXIM plans for the Indian companies to establish their Global Footprints in Top Countries! And yes, as Ludhiana flaunts its machine tools prowess, Punjab’s Machine Tools prospects came alive with Engineering Expo Ludhiana & PUMTOS. A special report on the titan trade show for machine tools in the making! So, calling all comrades of the machine tools industry to gear up for action … It’s time to Define your machining edge, Defy the misleading perceptions & Demand performance—individual & collective!
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July 2012 - MODERN MACHINE TOOLS
An Open Letter to Hon’ble Finance Minister of India Shri P Chidambaram Hon’ble Minister of Finance Government of India
SUBJECT: INDIA’S MACHINE TOOLS INDUSTRY Dear Sir: I am glad to be writing to you and it would be a privilege if you were to read this, preferably before you decide on the 2013–14 budget. The machine tools sector in India is a baby as compared to other industries. It ought to be of interest to know why the Indian government should pay any attention at all to an industry whose total consumption is `10,000 crore, production is just `3,000 crore, with employment of only 50,000 people and a measly contribution of `700 crore to the National Exchequer?
There is an innate need to support the machine tools industry. Why? 1. Machine tools have the highest capital output ratio. For every rupee of machine tools consumed, the chain effect in production is a multiple of at least 100. Hence, it is known as the ‘Mother Industry’. 2. India needs to produce more machine tools in the country itself instead of importing them. What happened after Pokhran I and II? The Canadian government cut off exchange of nuclear materials and technology, the American government cut off all assistance. Japan imposed economic sanctions and Germany imposed severe export licensing rules on the sale of hi-tech machinery. Economic growth was affected and many of our strategic projects (DRDO, ISRO) suffered. Shall we again be at the mercy of other countries for our growth and strategic interests? 3. India has the opportunity to become a manufacturing hub by 2020. The share of manufacturing in our GDP has to grow to 25%.This will require, by industry estimates, an investment of `50,000 crore per year in machine tools alone over the next 10 years. This lays emphasis on domestic machine tools production. 4. Manufacturing thrives where there is a vibrant local machine tools production. Countries like US, Germany, China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea, which are strong in the machine tools sector, are also strong in the manufacturing sector. 5. Currently, the Indian machine tools industry has a market share of 30%. It is an absolute MUST to increase this share to 60%. The industry as well as India’s strategic interests need an assurance that advanced technology will be available in the future from domestic sources.
A humble request for certain actions from the government: • • • • • • • •
Setting up machine tools parks in the machine tools hubs of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Saurashtra and Punjab Incentivising investments in new technology machines (of the Mechatronics era) Creating common facility centres Support ongoing Quality & Productivity Improvement and Technology Development Programmes Create a Machine Tools Technology Development Fund to encourage R&D Introduce a compulsory course on machine tools in all technical institutes and colleges Modernise all workshops in engineering colleges and ITIs Government-owned undertakings and PSUs to treat Indian and foreign manufacturers at par with the contractual terms, with special consideration for Indian MSMEs
I hope that the Finance Ministry, under your able leadership, can draw up a Mission Report on this strategically important industry and take suitable steps. Jai Hind! Sincerely,
Contents Open Letter to Hon’ble Finance Minister of India from Shailesh Sheth ............................................................. 25
3D Design Technique Visualising the Future of Manufacturing .......................... 34
Additive Manufacturing A Rapid Shift Towards Prototyping .................................. 35
Take on Technology Satish Godbole, Vice President – Motion Control Systems Siemens India...................................................................... Sreekanteshwar S, President – India Sales & Operation Korber Schleifring India..................................................... Colin Price, Director – Sales & Marketing Renishaw Metrology Systems Pvt Ltd............................... PG Jadeja, CMD Jyoti CNC Automation Pvt Ltd ........................................ Keshav Khurana, Sales Director – India Operations Wohlhaupter India..............................................................
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CMM Probes Building Quality Measurement Systems ........................... 37 Control Systems Transforming the Industry ................................................. 38 Cutting Tool Geometry Sharpening the Future Prospects ....................................... 40 Electrical Discharge Machining Minimising Complexity, Maximising Productivity........... 42
New Age Entrepreneurs Kumar Ramachandra, Founder & Director Wintegral Engineering Pvt Ltd ......................................... Vineet Dravid, Managing Director COMSOL Multiphysics Pvt Ltd....................................... Anil Kumar, Managing Director Involute Automation Pvt Ltd ............................................. Rupesh Mehta, Managing Director Macpower CNC Machines Pvt Ltd .................................. M Sreenivas, Director - Marketing Four M Technologies Pvt Ltd ...........................................
Ceramic Cutting Tools Tools for Productivity and Efficiency ................................ 36
Industrial Robot Increasing Automation of Operations ................................ 44 Plasma Cutting System Revving up the Future Demand ........................................ 46
Vegetable-based Coolants The Key to Cost Effectiveness........................................... 48
Regular Sections Editorial ...................................................................... 23
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Automotive Transforming Industry Dynamics .....................................122 Aerospace On the Growth Radar........................................................124 Die and Mould Stepping up to Meet Future Demand ...............................126 Construction Equipment An Era of Opportunities ...................................................128 Energy Making India a ‘Power’ful Nation .....................................130 Electrical and Electronics Developing a Sustainable Future ......................................132 Consumer Durables Coming out Stronger ..........................................................134
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Women Leaders Sonali Kulkarni, President & CEO FANUC India Pvt Ltd ...................................................... 84 Mohini Kelkar, Managing Director Grind Master Machines Pvt Ltd ....................................... 86 Shubhra Miranda, Director Omira Marketing Pvt Ltd ................................................. 88
Management Gurus Arun Wakhlu 140 True Purpose leads to Prosperity ....................................... Girish V Datar Profit through People ......................................................... 142 Michael Bremer Optimise Time through Communication .......................... 144
Japan Trendsetter of Technology..................................................154 South Korea Generating a New Wave of Investment .............................156
Future Forecast Indian Economy 2013: Will it Rise or Fall?................186
China Age of the Dragon ...........................................................158 US On the Rise Again .............................................................160 Italy
Productivity Parameters Leveraging on People and Processes ..............................52
Showcasing Trade Potential ...............................................162 Taiwan A Competitive Edge...........................................................164
The Balancing Act .......................................................146
Bond With The Best .........................................................166
Imtex 2013 IMTEX Curtain Raiser Bringing the Shine in Ma‘SHEEN’ing ............................. 176 IMTEX 2013 World of Learnings from Trade Titans ............................. 182
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3D Design Technique Visualising the Future of Manufacturing 34
Additive Manufacturing A Rapid Shift Towards Prototyping 35
Ceramic Cutting Tools Tools for Productivity and Efficiency 36
CMM Probes Building Quality Measurement Systems 37
Control Systems Transforming the Industry 38
Cutting Tool Geometry Sharpening the Future Prospects 40
Electrical Discharge Machining Minimising Complexity, Maximising Productivity 42
Industrial Robot Increasing Automation of Operations 44
Plasma Cutting System Revving up the Future Demand 46
Vegetable-based Coolants The Key to Cost Effectiveness 48
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10 CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES TO WATCH OUT FOR!
hat is technology all about—impact, feasibility & adaptability! Steve Jobs, the famous entrepreneur and founder of the world’s biggest company Apple Inc, had said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” In order to be successful in your business, you need to learn to be innovative and adopt innovation. Most of the industries are looking at advancing their technologies for higher growth; as a result, there has been a constant demand for latest technologies. The machine tools industry is no exception! As per the growing demand from customers, machine tools companies are coming up with various innovative products to satiate customer demand. Nowadays, customers have more options than ever before for a single machining process. These technologies have changed the way products are being manufactured, thus reducing human interference with an increment in speed and reduced cycle time. In terms of India, these technologies are still at a nascent stage. The industry still needs to get its know-how of the latest technologies in place. Although India is not really lagging behind technologically, the adoption rate of new technologies needs to increase. The presence of global giants and some Indian conglomerates have mandated the use for high-end machining solutions, but many MSMEs are still lagging behind in adopting these new technologies—technologies that matter in today’s world, technologies that enhance the overall productivity, technologies that boost the speed of operation and technologies that can lead India to develop the machine tools market! Indian companies have also become technically advanced in the recent years and are looking for new solutions for their shop floors. The industry is now switching from 2D design solutions to 3D design solutions by using CMM over conventional measurement techniques and adopting proper cutting fluids in their machine processes. In this section, we will be looking at 10 such cutting-edge technologies that will change the dynamics of the Indian machine tools industry. The section will talk about the solutions right from Software, Cutting Fluids, Machine Tools to Special Purpose Machines; technologies like Additive Manufacturing, EDM, 3D Design Software, Latest Control Systems, CMM Probes, Ceramic Cutting Tools, Plasma Cutting Systems, Industrial Robots, Tooling Solutions and Vegetable-based Coolants. These machine tools solutions have been proved to be prolific worldwide. Nishant Kashyap discusses 10 cutting-edge technologies that will define the scope of the metalworking industry in India. A confluence of these Gen-next technologies will redefine the Indian manufacturing industry. The section will further highlight each technology’s qualities, advantages, Indian perspective, adoption and feasibility.
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CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES 3D Design Technique
Future of Manufacturing Geometric Ltd
The three-dimensional technique will be the future of technology—be it movie effects or designing any part/component! For business, 3D solid modelling means faster time-to-market and higher quality products, which translate into increased revenue.
he domestic and global requirements of 3D design solutions provide an excellent opportunity to the industry for growth. Moreover, automotive, telecom and consumer electronics are expected to remain the highest revenue-generating verticals with aerospace and energy as the emerging sectors till 2020.
Migration from 2D to 3D Three-dimensional design technology helps improve the design process, which, in turn, benefits business. Manufacturers find that migrating from 2D to 3D tools makes design work more efficient and accurate, producing better overall design quality and fewer (expensive) errors. Exploration of new design ideas becomes easier as engineers do not have to spend time making new 2D drawings. The use of 3D tools can help communicate concepts to a diverse audience, without sacrificing tried-andtrue modes of communication with suppliers and partners. Three-dimensional modelling software handles a number of tough drawing exercises to help users understand their designs and 34
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make better decisions in the product development process.
Latest in 3D In the current competitive world, it is difficult to match the rate at which the market is growing without implementing new technologies. For tool engineering, 3D design technology is essential to keep pace with changing technology. This has prompted demand for low cost, better quality, better precision and faster delivery products. Many technologies provide flexibility to engineers looking for latest software systems for cuttingedge tools. With the latest 3D design solutions, manufacturing operations can add new features including better simulation capabilities and support for complex machining on multi-tasking machine tools. “3D is one of the most important technologies in today’s scenario. Therefore, if you are able to conceptualise things in 3D, you are able to design in 3D. It helps in faster designing,” explains Manoj Mehta, Country Manager, SolidWork (India and SAARC).
has helped companies in analysing the product quality, managing data and understanding the behaviour of end products, which eventually helps save money and time. However, the technology is in its nascent stage in India and companies are still working with 2D design. The CAD/CAM segment has witnessed a surge in the recent past, owing to the increased importance of design, especially in the manufacturing & architecture, engineering and construction verticals. Lately, Indian manufacturers have also realised the importance of automation in the system. As 3D design has become one of the most important design techniques in the current scenario, Indian manufacturers have also shown their interest and adopted the technology in their shop floor. According to Mehta, “Indian manufacturers need to adopt the best of technology to maintain global quality standards and stay ahead of the competition curve. Since the design created on 3D design platforms makes it easier for manufacturers to visualise the real product, it helps in bringing down instances of errors.”
India’s Position The recent development in 3D design
CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES Additive Manufacturing
A Rapid Shift Towards Prototyping The arrival of Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies presents a number of opportunities with the potential to greatly benefit designers and contribute to the sustainability of products. It has been considered as the ‘Future of Manufacturing’. Additive Manufacturing tops the list of technologies to watch out for.
ny doubts about Additive Manufacturing (AM) being the future of manufacturing will fade in the light of its achievements. NASA is committed to bringing a 3D printer onto the space station by 2014. Boeing has made over 20,000 parts using 3D printers that have been used in military aircraft, and there has not been a single part failure, so far. AM is not just a technology, it is also a fundamental shift from the way designing and manufacturing have usually been done till date.
Understanding the Challenges It is important for any manufacturer or designer to understand exactly what AM technologies can and cannot do. Although many of the processes, materials and techniques are in the early stages of development, research is being carried out to overcome the limitations. “Most AM systems were designed for prototyping, and not for manufacturing. Therefore, problems occur with consistency from system to system and among different parts made by the systems. Material cost is also high and an obstacle to its adoption. AM materials cost about 50–100 times 35
more than the equivalent materials for conventional manufacturing processes,” says Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President, Wohlers Associates, Inc.
Evaluating AM Technologies When adopting such a technology, certain factors must be considered in evaluating the various technologies available for a certain type of product. The AM industry is set to cross US$3 billion in overall sales by 2016 and US$5 billion by 2020, so the time to think and act is here. There needs to be an understanding of how to best balance the advantages and disadvantages of an additive technology to harness its manufacturing potential. Rapid prototyping helps identify errors in the physical functioning or ergonomics of the components and products. This, in turn, saves the time taken to redesign and reiterate the entire production cycle.
Adoption Rate & Growth Prospects in India AM is an excellent tool for design validation and product refinement. Therefore, it serves as a good companion
to CAD software. Also, AM is being increasingly used for jewellery design & production and prototyping of automobile parts. According to Dr Phil Reeves, MD, Econolyst Ltd, “AM is being used to support product development (rapid prototyping). A number of global AM machine companies, including Objet, EOS, Stratasys and EnvisionTEC, are selling their technologies in India. Of course, it is now possible to make parts directly in gold, so perhaps we will see such technologies established in India.” The adoption of large, expensive AM systems has been slow in India. However, as systems become faster & easier to use and as the price/performance ratio improves, sales are expected to become strong in India in the coming years. AM is being considered as the future of manufacturing for its reliability, sustainability and cost effectiveness. Manufacturers are fully aware of the potential that the technology holds. AM may not be a complete replacement to conventional methods, but it will certainly enhance the manufacturing technology to take it to the next level of speed, precision and quality. firstname.lastname@example.org
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CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES Ceramic Cutting Tools
Efﬁciency There is a positive vibe about ceramics in this early 21st century. With their growing reputation in manufacturing hardened materials, like Hastelloy and Inconel, aerospace components, and medical devices made of materials like titanium, ceramic tools are the next upgrade in productivity and efficiency.
he global market for ceramic cutting tools stood at over US$1 billion in 2011, this after being hit by the economic decline in 2009 where the market shrunk by 30%. Today, of the entire market for metal cutting tools, ceramic accounts for over 8.5%. The demand for these special tools is driven primarily by manufacturing in the automotive, aerospace and medical sectors where the need for highly specific tooling, with enhanced performance at high speeds and temperatures, is more prevalent.
degree. Ceramics that contain reinforcing whiskers of silicon carbide have high resistance and toughness, particularly where thermal shock is involved, as well as increased tensile strength. They can also be run without coolants, which is why they have found heavy use in dry machining where machining rates have increased by as much as 800%. Of all the various applications of ceramic inserts, milling is the most common and accounts for about 61% of the market, while turning and drilling account for about 37% and 2.2%, respectively.
Advantages Of Ceramics Ceramic Applications For most manufacturers in developing countries, ceramic tools are too expensive to be implemented on a wide scale; yet, its use has slowly been growing. Ceramic tooling is used for high-speed, single-point turning, boring and facing operations with continuous cutting as well as for finishing operations for ferrous or non-ferrous materials. It is also used for precision machine castings and to make light finishing cuts for steel and cast iron. Ceramics are highly suitable for any operation in which size and part finish need to be controlled to a greater 36
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Ceramic materials have been used in metal cutting for over a century, with the first cutting tool inserts hitting the market in 1956. Tools made of such material have grown in popularity and demand as the need for specialised tooling has increased. Properties like hardness, toughness and thermal conductivity result in the material’s greater ability to function under very high temperatures (4,000°F) as compared to carbide tools (1,600°F). Abhinav Sood, Sales Leader, Hypertherm India, says, “Ceramic cutting tools are constructed mainly from alumina (Al2O3) and silicon nitride (SiN), and have been
used to cut materials for over 100 years. These tools are generally tough and can withstand high temperatures of up to 2,204°C. This results in deeper and cleaner cuts because the high heat softens the workpiece material.”
Future Factors The need for specialised machining processes and niche products has been rising across global markets. Ceramic tools have a huge advantage when the requirements are for specific tools with highly specific properties. The use of carbide whiskers will be further optimised in CMCs, while fine-tuned powder processing will result in finer cutting edges, thus leading to near-net finishing. The demand for ceramic tools is broadly driven by the environment that end users function in, the competition from other super-hard tool types like PcBN and PCD and the preferences of manufacturers of niche products. The overall market for ceramic tools is poised to hit US$1.5 billion by 2016. However, given the current growth in aerospace and automotive sectors, this number might well be exceeded. email@example.com
CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES CMM Probes
Measurement Systems The field of industrial metrology has undergone a major transformation from playing a limited role of testing and certification to that of quality control in product and process life cycles. Currently, many new innovations have been introduced by CMM solution providers to keep up with the growing demand.
he manufacturing industry is currently overbooked with orders from domestic as well as export markets. The demand for high precision & accuracy, greater repeatability and easy-to-operate & quick measurement machines has resulted in the launch of new metrology systems that are smart and compact.
Latest Trends Flexibility and accuracy, reduction of errors and increased repeatability have been the core focus areas of metrology system manufacturers for better customer satisfaction. These features help them add quality and trust factors in their products. 3D CMMs are mainly installed and utilised at fixed locations for highaccuracy measurement. The newly launched portable CMMs are equipped with articulated multiple axis arms, which can be taken to the component for inspection. This saves the effort of taking big and heavy parts to the CMM for measurement. In addition, shrinking sizes of metrology devices and high-speed measurement systems are gradually becoming the future trends that may 37
change the technology landscape of the industry. CMMs with 5-axis probe heads offer unique ‘head touches’ for rapid continuous scanning & touchtrigger measurement. Fast infinite 5-axis positioning optimises the working volume of the CMM and minimises CMM motion, thereby reducing dynamic CMM errors. Further, rapid ‘head touches’ mean that the measurement points are taken more quickly using only the rotary motion of the head. The result is improved accuracy, repeatability and significantly improved inspection throughput, with parts measured up to three times faster than the current touch-trigger systems. The freedom of manoeuvrability and state-of-the-art sensor technology in the probe head have ushered the era of measuring surfaces up to micron scale in the shortest time possible.
Lasers Probes Test and measuring instruments are utilised to convert workpiece dimensions and other geometric values to coordinate values. These are sophisticated calibration instruments that can measure any threedimensional surface with high accuracy. Once converted to coordinate values, the measurement data is fed back to the
machine tools. The latest technology that has set new benchmarks of performance is the usage of laser probes. Powered by the capability to capture thousands of points in a second, these probes significantly reduce the inspection time. New technological advancements have helped CMM manufacturers to improve accuracy. The new non-contact line laser probe can be used for highspeed scanning of parts. The point cloud generated can be used for inspection and reverse engineering.
India’s Take Most companies, today, realise the need to be at par with the global quality quotient. Over the years, the Indian shop floors have seen a subsequent increase in the incorporation of the latest quality inspection methods in the system. Also, to meet the anticipated industry needs, test and measurement equipment manufacturers are looking for ways to optimise the functionality of metrology equipments. This provides optimal accuracy, with reduced inspection time, and brings down the overall cost of equipment and production. firstname.lastname@example.org
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CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES Control Systems
the Industry Control systems have become a key ingredient of this ever-growing manufacturing industry. Manufacturers are maintaining the innovation pace to match the demand. Over the years, the manufacturing system has evolved to incorporate new technologies such as wireless connectivity and remote monitoring & diagnosis, which will improve speed, precision and quality.
he capability of process monitoring and remote diagnosis by the user is fast becoming the norm in the industry. Machine builders are increasingly incorporating these abilities into the machines due to growing demand from users. Major players now employ these technologies for machine maintenance and foresee crucial issues before any major breakdown takes place.
Wireless Connectivity Today, with the availability of next generation technologies, CNC machines are rapidly incorporating wireless capabilities. The latest trends in this area focus more on harnessing the recent developments in IT systems. CNC machines are increasingly becoming wireless, i.e., machines can be accessed by using the Wi-Fi feature. Most direct numerical control or Distributed Numerical Control (DNC) & CNC machines are now wireless.
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site, managers can monitor the work as well as the machines, making it easier to manage resources. Using a mobile phone, one can determine the health, productivity and status of a machine. Nowadays, there are technologies that can be programmed to switch the power off after the work is completed. The entire machine backup as well as the health of the machine is remotely monitored by a server, which can be accessed by the machine builder. The team can also carry out appropriate activities to address the issues, much before the actual breakdown takes place. Somnath Majumdar, Customer Segment Manager – Energy & Aerospace, Walter Tools India Pvt Ltd, says, “We are in an era of globalisation and to be able to compete with global players, we need to be at par with the latest trends. CNC machining itself has come a long way over the last 10–15 years. Technological improvements or trends should be applied to upgrade the manufacturing ecosystem of India to global standards. We lag behind other markets to a certain extent as India still relies on outsourced components.”
offers an added advantage to the industry. This has led to improved productivity, easy working and quicker processes. Realising the benefits, even Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly adopting CNC machines. According to Sambit Pradhan, Manager – Business Development, Geometric Ltd, “India has already adopted wireless technology in DNC, which you can see in the large and mid cap manufacturing companies, but SMEs are yet to experience it. Wireless connectivity in control systems is an appropriate technology for large manufacturing shops. In order to increase production, industries need high-end control systems.” Indian companies are aware of the latest technologies and the potential they hold. Adoption of remote controllability and monitoring is yet to capture the Indian market, but many are aware that adopting it will enhance the manufacturing technology in terms of speed, precision and quality. Currently, the technology is in its nascent stage in India, but industry experts believe that it will surely find its space in the Indian market.
Adoption in India The implementation of CNC machines
CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES Cutting Tool Geometry
the Future Prospects We see an increased use of CBN inserts in cast iron boring applications, as these inserts offer better accuracies and tolerances. Customisation of tools is increasing, and this area will provide a good possibility for growth. Here’s taking a look at the latest developments in inserts and geometries and their growth in India.
n today’s changing times, tooling solutions should reflect high productivity and increased profits, which can be achieved by using high-speed cutting tools. These advancements will help reduce the cycle time for machining by enabling faster production.
Latest in Tooling Technological development in machining technology is an ongoing process. In the tooling industry, there are many innovations taking place in material (carbide), tool geometries and surface coating. The emerging trend in the industry is mainly high-speed machining. One way of providing these solutions can be by considering the maximum material removal in both drilling and milling applications. Besides, looking at the latest trends, the development of carbide grades for machining aerospace material and carbide inserts with closer tolerances is now gaining importance. With the increase in the use of difficult-to-cut materials such as titanium, neumonic alloys, etc., the development of new grades and chip breaker geometries has become paramount. 40
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Innovation in Place One of the areas where innovations have been taking place is the materials area. Besides conventional cutting tools, materials like high-carbon steel and HSS, solid carbide, Polycrystalline Diamond (PCD), Cubic Boron Nitride (CBN), ceramic and cermets are used. Carbide inserts offer a costeffective solution and are widely used in general-purpose machining. CBN has been used for highspeed machining of cast iron or for machining hard parts (beyond 50 HRC). The more recent development is in the manufacture of multi-cornered CBN, solid CBN and coated CBN. Coating technology is also undergoing rapid changes along with new coating material. According to Yoshito Uehara San, President & Chief Executive Officer, Tungaloy Corporation, “The changes in the cutting tools industry are mainly due to the advancements in cutting tools materials. Carbide and cermets formerly used have been replaced with advanced tools materials like CBN, PCD and ceramics. This has enabled a significant increase in cutting speeds, which, in turn, reduces the cycle time for machining.
Consequently, this has brought down the overall machining costs.”
Adoption in India One of the major changes that we have observed is that customers are now investing in modern technology as there is a requirement for high productivity tools. More applications for advanced materials like CBN, PCD and ceramics are emerging as customers are looking at faster machining of components. We are sure that this trend will continue. Companies in the cutting tools industries are developing new tools to provide better solutions for productivity enhancement. “India has immense potential to be one of the major players in the global market for the machine tools segment. The country accounts for more than 60% of the total import of machine tools,” says Uehara San. Today, customers need customised solutions for their specific component requirements. This trend will continue, and in the years to come, the need for customised solutions will increase. email@example.com
CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES Electrical Discharge Machining
Maximising Productivity Ever since the Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) process was invented by two Russian scientists, Dr BR Lazarenko and Dr NI Lazarenko, in 1943, this technology has been widely accepted by the metalworking industry. When it comes to machining ‘hard to machine’ materials, producing complex shapes, reducing cost and increasing efficiency, EDM has become a necessity.
DM is a high-precision metal removal process, which uses thermal energy to erode the work material by means of controlled sparking. This process is primarily used in the tool and die making industry. However, due to EDM’s capability to machine ‘difficult to cut’ materials with ease, it is also used to manufacture intricate shaped dies.
Advantages The process produces ‘difficult to generate’ shapes like D holes, splines, narrow slots and groves and finds its usefulness in automotive, aerospace, medical instruments manufacturing industries, etc. According to Ramesh Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor – Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Bombay, “EDM requires less post processing operations like grinding and polishing. In this process, tool wear is less as compared to conventional methods. So, tooling cost can be minimised.” The EDM process can machine any hardness material with ease. It gives very high dimensional accuracy (+1 μm) and surface finish (0.2 μm ‘Ra’) and requires very low cost tooling like tools, fixtures and clamps. 42
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Wire EDM Also known as spark EDM, wire EDM machining is an electrothermal production process in which a thin single-strand metal wire in conjunction with deionised water allows the wire to cut through metal by the use of heat from electrical sparks. Due to the inherent properties of the process, wire EDM can easily machine complex parts and precision components out of hard conductive materials. It works by creating an electrical discharge between the wire or electrode and the workpiece. As the spark jumps across the gap, material is removed from both the workpiece and the electrode.
Feasibility Talking about its feasibility for the Indian market with the viewpoint of energy consumption, Singh says, “Energy consumption in the EDM process is similar to other conventional manufacturing processes. The electrical energy consumption is slightly higher than the other process, but this can be compensated by less tooling requirement, lower finishing operations and requirement for less manpower.”
Can machine any hard material Has high dimensional accuracy Requires very low cost tooling like tools, fixtures and clamps Can produce sharp internal corners and holes in single pass
EDM Acceptability EDM has now become one of the most accepted technologies in the manufacturing industry since many complex 3D shapes can be machined using a simple shaped tool electrode. EDM is an important ‘non-traditional manufacturing method’, and has been accepted worldwide as a standard process of manufacturing forming tools. As the Indian economy accelerates, many global players have set up manufacturing facilities in the country. The reflection of this can also be seen in EDM. EDM is a widely used method of precision and complex part machining. Driven by domestic demand and India’s cost-efficiency advantage, the business outlook for EDM in the country is expected to rise significantly. firstname.lastname@example.org
CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES Industrial Robot
Increasing Automation of
Operations As the global spotlight focuses on India, it is time now for the Indian manufacturing sector to prove its mettle and match up to global requirements of quality, precision, volume and speed of delivery. Industrial robots have proved to be a technology that increases the productivity, efficiency and reduce the output time significantly.
perations like welding, palletising, handling, painting, etc., are some of the areas where robots can be more effective as the human interference is reduced. While manual operation does not assure consistency in quality, robotic applications provide the assurance. Also, the complexity in the manufacturing process today has made human interference difficult, thus increasing the dependence on robots.
back part position and orientation to the robot. Vision integration is an important criterion as the industry needs to increase the flexibility in automation. There are new developments happening in the area of 3D vision such as the high-definition vision system. Certainly, improvements in the vision systems will lead to incorporation of automation solutions in varied applications enhancing the profile of automation.
Future Outlook Emerging Developments The developments in the area of robotic applications are increasing leaps and bounds. Innumerable researches are being carried out in the field of robotic vision for improving precision in the detection process. While conventional robots are sightless, part handling demands precision fixturing to assure successful, repetitive presentation of parts to the robotâ€™s grippers. With vision, robots can routinely adjust to variations in part placement. Robotic vision is being developed to a point where it is relatively inexpensive to use a fixtureless conveyor that presents parts to a camera and feeds 44
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Cost was probably one of the hurdles that deterred the progress towards complete automation. However, the magnitude of work pouring in and the pressure to sustain quality demands have made it imperative to deploy a robotic force in shop floor processes. While the automotive industry generates an unparallel demand for robotic solutions, the role of a robot has profusely changed over the years. Apart from the basic role in material handling, robots today are used in a wide range of industries like packaging, jewellery making, part handling and medical equipments manufacturing, among others.
However, implementation of robots does not necessarily imply exclusion of human workforce. Amidst all the efforts to automate shop floors, human intervention will always remain an integral part of the system. The Indian shop floors now need to incorporate robotic solutions in order to enhance productivity and efficiency.
Indiaâ€™s Take In the Indian manufacturing scenario, while the lack of skilled manpower boosts the need for robotic solutions, the increasing criticality in the manufacturing process is also compelling manufacturers to vouch for reliable solutions to increase efficiency, maintain quality and reduce the cycle time of the entire process. Over the decade, given the technological advancements, the cost of implementing robotic solutions has also declined. The industry is now moving towards making intelligent robots with additional features like robotic vision and force sensing, which is changing the dynamics of robotic application. email@example.com
CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES Plasma Cutting System
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Future Demand When it comes to producing complex shapes, providing precision and increasing efficiency, plasma cutting becomes a necessity. Since its inception, the technology has come a long way to become a key machining technique and driven by the demand from industries like shipbuilding, aerospace, die & mould, etc., it will continue to play an important role.
lasma cutting has long been seen as a low-cost alternative to oxy-fuel and laser profiling where cut angle was not an issue. Recent developments in the high-precision/ high-definition plasma process have significantly improved the quality and capabilities of plasma cutting, making it a much more versatile and accurate option.
numerous applications,” says Abhinav Sood, Sales Leader, Hypertherm India. According to Pranav P Deshpande, Manager - Sales & Marketing, Danobat India, “Manufacturers of plasma cutting systems relentlessly pushed the laws of physics to extract the best performance. They reduced cut costs by increasing the life of the torch consumable parts and improved the cut edge angularity. This created more applications for this high speed metal cutting process.”
Advantages of Plasma Cutting The speed, accuracy and range of materials that plasma cutting system can cut, have attracted automobile and steel companies to use it on a large scale. Plasma arc cutting is cheaper and faster than oxy-fuel. It also provides greater speed for thickness over 0.125 inches. It is equipped with the latest metal cutting techniques, prevents warping and paint damage while cutting and is faster and cost effective than other equipment. “Plasma is very versatile, not just in terms of material thickness but also with regard to the types of metals it can cut. The technology is suitable for any ferrous or non-ferrous conductive material and any type of metal. This allows the equipment to be suitable for 46
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Application Area Plasma cutting is a vital process for any metal fabrication shop. Unlike oxy-fuel, plasma can cut stainless steel, aluminium, brass and mild steel. Plasma is a thermal process that cuts electrically conductive materials and involves a nearsupersonic jet of ionised gas that leaves a negatively charged electrode inside a torch tip. The plasma stream cuts by heat-about 20,000°F to 50,000°F— essentially melting the material being cut. According to Sood, “Users of plasma systems are spread across various sectors. Plasma systems are applied mainly in areas such as construction equipment manufacturing, preengineered buildings and railways. With
increasing demand from the industry for productivity, quality and reduced cost of cutting, we see end users adopting more high-end plasma systems.”
Adoption in India The industry in India is blessed with sufficient internal demand, as the country has become a manufacturing hub for small cars and some big aerospace giants are also making their presence felt in the country. This is an opportunity for the metalworking industry to meet the increasing demand and deliver quality products. “At present, most of India’s mechanised plasma cutting segment is dominated by international manufacturers. Oxy-fuel remains the most widely adopted thermal cutting tool, and many end users are resistant to switching to more advanced cutting technologies because of the high initial capital cost and limited awareness,” says Sood. Owing to its initial cost, the technology is in its nascent stage in the country; however, in the future, plasma technology will find success in the manufacturing industry. firstname.lastname@example.org
CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES Vegetable-based Coolants
The Key to Cost Effectiveness Vegetable oil has long been recognised as having superior lubricating properties. These new â€˜greenâ€™ coolants provide the lubricity of straight oil with the cooling and flushing abilities of water. The advantages and environmental friendliness of vegetable-based coolants have forced companies to use them in their machining process.
n recent years, we have seen a paradigm shift from coolant cost to total cost per component & productivity with metalworking fluids, which is significantly high and more relevant in todayâ€™s competitive market. Manufacturers value and acknowledge high-cutting performance as the most essential aspect of a coolant. The industry has long been using mineral- and petroleum-based oils. However, petroleum-based soluble oils suffer from inherent limitations such as high toxicity to the environment, poor biodegradability and inconsistent characteristics with change in crude oil composition. The disposal process for such oils also adds an extra financial burden to the users in the manufacturing industry. As a result, synthetic lubricants are increasingly being used as an alternative to the mineral- and petroleum-based oils.
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improved significantly. In addition, nominal gain of 50% or better tool life has also been experienced.
Vegetable-based and Mineralbased Coolants Vegetable-based coolants are plantbased products. Their constituents have been cultivated and refined for specific performance properties and technical requirements. The lubricating film layer provided by vegetable oils is intrinsically strong and lubricious. As a result, these coolants have lubricity that is significantly more than that of mineral oil. In addition, vegetable oil-based products provide more effective and durable lubrication. Even for heavy-duty machining of demanding material, vegetable-oil coolants can be utilised without requiring Extreme Pressure (EP) additives. Mineral-based coolants tend to be more lubricious than synthetic products. Most of these cost less and their composition & raw material base consist primarily of naphthenic oils, with the addition of specific lubricity ingredients, EP agents and other additives.
Going Forward With emphasis on the reduction of carbon footprints and adoption of green process, several manufacturers
are experimenting with vegetable-based coolants in their day-to-day activities, as mineral oil and synthetic alkanes are not appropriate as the base oil for environment-friendly cutting fluids. This is because mineral oils and synthetic alkanes are poor at biodegradability and remain in water & soil for a long time, causing pollution, whereas vegetable oils and synthetic esters possess good biodegradability properties. Since the metalworking industry demands environment-friendly and costeffective solutions, the coolant industry constantly needs to improve its products with such additives that will reduce heat generation and biocides to control the bacterial growth and wastage, as well as increase tool life.
India and Biodegradable Fluids In India, over 50,000 kilolitre of metalworking fluids, developed from mineral oil bases, are consumed annually. However, vegetable oils are costly, and until now, have not been able to penetrate the Indian market. The rising costs of crude oil, costs of disposal, filtration, recycling, etc., make the switch to vegetable oil-based lubricants easier to understand. email@example.com
PRODUCTIVITY PARAMETERS People & Processes
Leveraging on People and Processes Productivityâ€”everyone wants it improved. It is defined as a measure of efficiency of production and is often used to describe the increase in production output. But why is productivity in any aspect important?
he answer to why productivity is important is growth. Increasing productivity means an increase in economic growth. But, when referring to productivity, do we have a holistic approach?
Driving Factors Most will say that productivity can it
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be achieved through streamlining of processes. But does increase in production automatically translate into increase in economic growth? The other aspect is that increase in production is instrumental in cost reduction, which is very important for any manufacturing company. In addition, there is also a need to increase market share, make a global mark and stay ahead of competitors. To increase productivity and decrease cost, there are many improvement technologies available in the market such as Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, The Toyota Production System, etc.
Deciding which one is Best The answer is simple, but the implementation sometimes is hard. This is because most companies will try and implement a method and the expected amount of improvement in a given amount of time, say six months. When we are improving our processes, chances are that our competitors are doing the same. So, even though there is improvement, our market position does not change.
Everyone likes to be heard. Leaders should ensure that their employees feel safe in providing their feedback or opinions. One of the best ways to start is to measure, analyse and set achievable goals for improvement. This is the only way you can work towards a logical plan for improving productivity, after which it is a repetitive processâ€”to keep doing it over and over till the process is where it needs to be. Also, it is important to appreciate the small improvements made and not expect that using a set method will automatically, over a short period, bring about so much improvement that your company will see new horizons within six months of process implementation. It is important to always keep the bigger picture in mind. Also, one must
People & Processes remember that streamlining processes does not really mean anything to your customer. Your customer will not be concerned with how you manage your business; he/she will only be concerned with the value that the end product will provide. This also means that any improvement process you utilise needs to add value for the end user. Therefore, you need to decide how to streamline a process such that it serves the customer in the best possible manner. This is only possible through continuous interaction with the customer.
Measurement of Improvement After you have chosen a given method for streamlining processes within the company, it is important to not get discouraged with the initial results. Rome was not built in a day and productivity too does not enhance overnight. A time frame should be specified for all the implementations in terms of the improvements to be done. For instance, in the next six months, we will finish step ‘A’, which will show us results and with these results, we will implement step ‘B’. There should be a concise plan. If a crisis occurs in the organisation, you should not go back to the old method, thinking that after this problem is sorted out we can then continue with the new process. Going back to the old methodology will only regress any progress that has been achieved, so far.
Is Process Streamlining Sufficient? A workplace or organisation, small or large, should be efficiency- and achievement-driven. This drive should translate into tangible results for the organisation and also be rewarding for the employee. Productivity, in terms of inputs, is also necessary to sustain a business. And the best source of productive inputs is the workforce that works for you. This is why employee productivity should be a major concern too; however, lower productivity cannot be blamed entirely on the employee. The work environment along with
work conditions that define the work culture plays a big role in productivity. Management gurus always say that valuing your people is one of the most important things leaders can do for their organisation. After all, employees too are an asset.
Making Changes Employers can implement a variety of changes in order to improve day-to-day productivity. Here are a few pointers to what can be introduced to improve productivity for both the employee and the organisation. Accountability Employees need to be aware that they are accountable for their actions and decisions. This will help ensure that all employees are cautious and output thoroughly done work. Follow-up Leaders or managers often set targets and think that their job is done. Every target or milestone set should be
Valuable asset for an organisation
Employees need to be continually motivated to perform and deliver Employers need to hire according to employees’ talent and the working environment
followed up to check whether sufficient progress has been made and whether any interim measures need to be taken in case a situation needs to be salvaged. This ensures that the employee stays on track, guaranteeing a consistent effort throughout the lifetime of the project. Manage the Workforce but Avoid Micromanagement A majority of your employees do not need to be managed or provided direction. However, they should be made to feel trusted so that they can operate in their style and adopt the measures that they think are the best, to deliver results. This freedom will make them want to do more for their company as the belief that they are trusted keeps
them encouraged and motivated. Micromanagement is a human tendency but is often harmful to achievement because employees are treated like puppets and there is no room to grow. Being able to think for themselves and analysing the consequences allows them to serve their organisation in the best way. And a healthy work environment will allow for this to be possible. Push, Inspire, Incentivise and Appreciate Leaders should always be encouraging and should push employees to ask more of themselves. Finding innovative ways of motivating them will encourage them to do even more as everyone likes to be appreciated. Rewarding the hard work put in allows employees to carry on working with the same determination. Conversely, if employees feel that they are not appreciated, in time, they will stop working hard as they might feel that others may not be putting in as much as they are and are given the same amount of remuneration; hence, they will feel no need to work more. Also, rewards or incentives keep employees happy and they feel that their efforts are being recognised. Without rewards, they may be okay to leave and look for greener pastures. Keep the Doors of Communication Open Everyone likes to be heard. Leaders should ensure that their employees feel safe while providing their feedback or opinions. The interpersonal skills of the management should be such that the leader does not seem like a Godly superpower but rather humane. Set Realistic Goals Managers should set realistic targets. While most leaders might want people to be overly productive, setting impossible goals will only burden the employee and create a negative environment. Teamwork Often underestimated, teamwork is essential to help increase workplace productivity. Team building and working together brings out the best in employees who might also compete January 2013 - MMT
People & Processes with each other, thus ensuring that the business is the winner. Ensure that People Enjoy their Work A happy employee always performs well. Management should find ways to make their most valuable assets happy. Besides making changes to the working conditions and culture, the management should develop ways to make the work seem interesting and challenging instead of unexciting and boring. Introduce Different Aspects of the Business Everyone likes change and routine jobs can seem very mundane. Managers should try to see core competencies in the employee and gauge if the employee can perform other tasks or explore different divisions of the business, thus making work enjoyable and less mundane. This not only adds to employeesâ€™ learning but also gives them a holistic view of the business and can, at times, inspire them to do more for the organisation.
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Micromanagement is a human tendency but is often harmful to achievement because employees are treated like puppets and there is no room to grow. Improving Skills Most employees enjoy the opportunities given to them when they can enhance their skill set, added to the fact that it is being sponsored. Not only do they get to learn but also appreciate that the company cares for their improvement. They feel obliged to perform well by applying better knowledge gained from the courses studied. Meetings vs Action Many organisations believe that meetings and discussions are very important for
the success of their companies. This is partly true, as meetings and discussions are necessary but what is more important is spending time working to achieve results. Meetings should be limited to sharing ideas and reviews and should be kept for short allotments of time. Equipping with the Right Tools Workplaces must have the best devices and equipment. This allows for almost error-free work and efficient time management as no breakdowns or connectivity issues are encountered. To conclude, productivity is an important factor for any industry. But one must be smart and implement improvements in every aspectâ€” processes, people and infrastructure. Concentrating on only one of the factors mentioned above will not help an organisation grow holistically. A systematic approach is necessary. Utilising a holistic approach will enable you to not only progress and grow but also stay ahead of the competition.
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TAKE ON TECHNOLOGY
Satish Godbole, Vice President – Motion Control Systems Siemens India
Sreekanteshwar S, President – India Sales & Operation Korber Schleifring India
Colin Price, Director – Sales & Marketing Renishaw Metrology Systems Pvt Ltd
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Leaders and their Take on Technology!
ecessity is the mother of all invention and hence the machine tools industry is aptly referred to as the Mother Industry. Without the machine tools industry, all other industries would face a major problem. We would be living in primitive times. But in an industry that caters to mass production and, at the same time, very niche solutions, what are the steps to stay ahead? Global players are setting up shop in this country; some of them are synonymous with innovation. What makes these big players innovate and introduce new trends so that we end up with a plethora of new and improved products? How have they survived the ups and downs of the economy and kept their market share intact? Nedra Pereira talks to five Big Players in the global industry about the latest trends they are introducing in the market, how they spot trends and what keeps them going. They talk about what is it that India needs to become the next manufacturing hub by 2020 and will this be possible without the adoption of latest trends. Satish Godbole, Vice President – Motion Control Systems, Siemens, elucidates why customer focus is the best way to beat competition, why innovation is essential in the tooling industry and how India, being a technology user, is not far behind in coming at par with the global players. Sreekanteshwar S, President – India Sales & Operation, Korber Schleifring India, discusses how productivity can be increased in a finishing process like grinding without compromising on precision. He stresses on how India is not far behind in adopting latest trends and how it is necessary to eliminate shortcuts in order to streamline processes. Colin Price, Director – Sales & Marketing, Renishaw, avers how innovation is the key to stay ahead of competitors. He says that the major hurdles for machine tools growth in India is infrastructure and lack of skilled labour. But by adopting innovative solutions, companies can set themselves apart from the rest. PG Jadeja, CMD, Jyoti CNC Automation, believes that latest trends come about from what valueadds can be made for the end user. He also talks about the necessity of changing the general mindset of the industry. Moreover, he gives insights into what the future holds for the machine tools industry and what his mantra is to be the best in the business. Keshav Khurana, Sales Director – India Operations, Wohlhaupter India, observes that all companies have to keep up-to-date with the latest trends; however, the solutions they offer have to be cost-effective. He talks about how companies should not mind an initial heavy investment in order to ensure a better output and hassle-free productivity.
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TAKE ON TECHNOLOGY Satish Godbole - Siemens
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...emphasises Satish Godbole, Vice President – Motion Control Systems, Siemens India, as he converses with Nedra Pereira about futuristic technology and the hurdles faced by Indian companies in adopting these trends. at the operator panel, machine operators can directly access the energy management functions of their machines.
Adopting these Technologies in India Recognising a Profitable Trend or Futuristic Technology Every profitable trend or futuristic technology germinates through some early movers— organisations that identify a spark, turn it into a trend and create new markets. Many successful corporations have introduced ‘disruptive technologies’, created a demand and set new benchmarks in the industry. At Siemens, we believe in harnessing innovative productivity trends and futuristic technologies through various partnerships and associations. We encourage knowledge sharing forums, for example, the IMTMASiemens Productivity Championship awards, where on one hand, we promote our cutting-edge concepts and solutions on productivity and on the other hand, gather innovative ideas on productivity improvement trends from the manufacturing sector. Such partnerships go a long way in identifying, developing and promoting profitable trends and technologies.
Latest Cutting-edge Technologies We constantly innovate our CNC solutions to provide a competitive edge to our customers. For example, in SINUMERIK, we have a unique feature ‘Ctrl Energy’. Using the key combination ‘Ctrl’ and ‘E’
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Today, India is already at a point of inflection as a technology user. We all know that India is looked at as the next manufacturing hub of the world. India is rapidly expanding its footprints even in the complex domains of aerospace, turbines and medical implants. Machine users are looking forward to adopt new technologies. Taking note of this situation, our domestic machine tools builders are also rapidly upgrading their capabilities to meet the growing demand of high-end technology.
Hurdles in Adopting Latest Trends Top-notch technological trends are already being used in the industry. However, these machines are imported. The cost factor involved acts as a deterrent to adopting highend technology. The number of users will increase if the machines, which are currently imported, become affordable. Also, if Indian machine tools builders develop machines on high-end technology platforms, this problem can be addressed. The main challenge lies in acquiring investments in R&D and availability of skilled manpower.
Customisation: The Best Way Forward? Customisation is losing its ground as
technology requirements are evolving faster than they can be envisaged. From the trend of production line being segregated as general purpose machines and special purpose machines, the trend has moved to flexible manufacturing systems. With the futuristic trend moving towards multitasking, there is a dire need for machines that can adapt quickly to any change in technology requirement.
India ... A Manufacturing Hub by 2020? Stronger partnerships between academia and industry will create skilled manpower that has extensive knowledge base and is aware of the trending technologies. Although government policies are mandatory to boost India’s prospects in manufacturing, manufacturing companies have to start ‘thinking big’. SMEs have to build their brand image leveraging on technology usage, productivity and quality for global competitiveness along with R&D, competence development and capital investment.
Mantra to Beat Competition Customer focus is highly important. We will always believe in being customer focused. Our strategies are always customer centric. We try to create value for customers through technological innovations, make them more competitive and create a winwin business partnership. email@example.com
TAKE ON TECHNOLOGY Sreekanteshwar S - Korber Schleifring
El minate shortcuts,
...avers Sreekanteshwar S, President – India Sales & Operation, Korber Schleifring India. He talks to Nedra Pereira on the latest trends in grinding processes and how India will eventually adopt global trends. Latest Trends in Grinding Grinding is a finishing process, and for many components, the last process that they undergo. It is also a slow process as the removal of material is in microns. Hence, the main advancement in grinding is faster productivity. In grinding, new bonded wheels that can remove material faster than the traditional grinding process have come into existence. These bonded wheels can remove material at a faster rate. To gain high finish and high precision, technology is being developed in both the grinding wheel area as well as machine area. The machine has to be able to take higher levels of torque and should be stable to give good output. The S41, a universal CNC grinding machine developed by Studer, our group company, has a base made out of mineral casting, which is nothing but granite crushed into small pieces and then refabricated. It offers high rigidity, high stability and high damping effect, which is very important for grinding. This machine is also capable of machining hard metals such as titanium and its alloys.
precision is also lost. You require high precision and low friction in grinding. Struder has developed a product— Studer guide—that allows the reduction of friction and increases precision and productivity. Take the automobile industry for instance: components require finishing with tolerance of 2 microns or even 1 micron. Normal grinding processes can achieve this, but the cycle time will increase tremendously. With the technology used in our products, we are able to achieve the same tolerances of less than a micron but with less time, thereby increasing productivity and still maintaining high precision.
Trends yet to be Adopted in India It is not that Indian companies are not looking to adopt the latest trends but yes, they have been slower in adopting them than their Western counterparts. But it is only a matter of time. Earlier, cost was a major factor for OEMs not adopting trends, but now, they too know that if productivity and quality are needed, then investment is necessary. Another key trend that has not been adopted with open arms is automation.
Benefits for the Customer In grinding, when you move two surfaces against each other, there is friction. This causes heat, loss of energy and accuracy. Hence, friction needs to be removed; but when there is no friction, control over
Automation: A Key Factor In India, automation has been adopted by OEMs or Tier 1 suppliers. It is because these companies realise that adopting automation in the long run will
help save costs and increase productivity. However, 70% of the manufacturing in India is done by Tier 2, Tier 3 and unorganised sectors. For companies that fall under these categories, buying machines from the European market and developing local automations will help cut down automation costs. In addition, infrastructure and orders in terms of volume play a key role in allowing automation or customisation.
Streamlining Processes or Enhancing Productivity It is highly essential to eliminate shortcuts. Generally, for manufacturing a product, there are a set number of necessary steps. But what happens is that many companies think that some of the steps are not necessary and then face problems at a later stage. Trying to fix a problem once the product is almost ready is less productive and more problematic. firstname.lastname@example.org
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TAKE ON TECHNOLOGY Colin Price - Renishaw
...says Colin Price, Director – Sales & Marketing, Renishaw Mertology Systems Pvt Ltd, in a candid conversation with Nedra Pereira about the latest trends in the industry and what it takes to stay ahead of the game. ranging from 20 to 100 microns. The laser melting machines feature vacuum technology and low gas consumption. The machines have been designed by Renishaw for ease of use within a manufacturing environment and feature a touch-screen interface. Machine robustness has been given high priority by adopting a ‘machine tool’ approach and serviceability. This technology is already widely employed in medicine, aerospace, mechanical and automobile manufacturing.
Adoption of these Technologies Latest Technologies and their Benefits Renishaw’s latest gauging device Equator™ is positioned as a radical alternative to dedicated gauges that significantly cut the costs of purchase, maintenance and fixturing. This new gauging system can be pre-programmed for multiple parts and takes just a few minutes to be re-programmed for any component design changes—a significant benefit over existing custom gauges. Users of Equator™ can switch between parts in seconds, which is ideal for flexible manufacturing processes or accepting parts from multiple machines. Another latest technology added in the umbrella of Renishaw is laser melting, which is a pioneering additive manufacturing process capable of producing fully dense metal parts directly from 3D CAD using a highpowered fibre laser. Parts are built from a range of fine metal powders that are fully melted in a tightly controlled atmosphere layer by layer in thicknesses 76
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India has the fastest growing economy and with the advancement in technology, majority of the companies are ready to invest in systems that will help them get maximum returns. The export market has increased its share in the past few years, which further establishes the need to adopt latest technologies.
Major Hurdles There are many infrastructural issues that hinder growth, such as the integration of the latest technologies in the existing set up. Also, the lack of awareness and unskilled labour are the biggest issues in the industry.
The Way Forward By adopting innovative solutions and design for manufacturing principle, companies can set themselves apart. Instead of being in a firefighting mode, they need to be proactive and plan for consistent and sustainable processes. Adapting for not only today but also tomorrow and designing for manufacturing are keys to sustainable
growth in the machine tools industry.
India ... A Manufacturing Hub by 2020? It is highly important to learn the best practices from the West and integrate them in the infrastructure with a long-term planning approach. It is crucial to look at sustainable solutions that will help companies increase their capabilities.
Management Mantra Innovation is the key for us. Ours is a company that invests heavily in research and development; last year alone, we invested £48 million. In the future too, we will continue to invest heavily in new product development, manufacturing capacity and service operations. In India, we recently opened a 4,875-sq m extension to our Pune facility. This expansion represents a near trebling of space at the Pune site, which is intended to meet the long-term growth needs of the company’s Indian operations in terms of product assembly, software development, sales & marketing and customer support. The newly expanded facility will include additional space for Renishaw’s Indian customer demonstration and a training centre. With a rapidly expanding customer base and network of local offices, the extended space will be used to house a larger number of CNC machine tools and Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) to aid pre-sales demonstrations and product training. email@example.com
TAKE ON TECHNOLOGY PG Jadeja - Jyoti CNC
... insists PG Jadeja, CMD, Jyoti CNC Automation. In a tête-à-tête with Nedra Pereira, he reveals what sets his company apart from the rest. for better productivity and higher accuracies. Today, skilled labour is a very valuable asset. The introduction of automation reduces the need to man the machine, and hence, human errors can be minimised. The use of multitasking machines also adds value features that ease the load of machine operators.
Adopting these Technologies in India
Recognising a Profitable Trend or Futuristic Technology Futuristic technology can be differentiated through the addon benefits or features that can be incorporated in conventional technology for the benefit of end users. At the end of the day, one wants a better overall efficiency, better quality, better productivity and ease of operation.
Latest Technologies and their Benefits As our mission is ‘Propelling Technology, Prospering Life’, we are keen to offer customised solutions through technology. Our R&D team is constantly working on how they can add value to the products offered by Jyoti. Currently, we offer sophisticated High Speed Machining (HSM) solutions through state-of-the-art 5-axis machines and automations. Our solutions are aimed at reducing the cycle times and ultimately, productivity, which is the need of the hour. Advanced technology allows 78
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Initially, adaptation of technologies was limited owing to some psychological barriers. People were hesitant to adopt new things, but somewhere down the line, there has been a mindset shift and Indian companies have opened up to experimenting with new technologies.
Major Hurdles Faced by Indian Companies As I mentioned earlier, the main hurdle is only psychological. Most people do not want to experiment with something new. The general Indian mindset is to only adapt to new circumstances if its advantages have been proved. This neophobia (fear of adapting new things) can be somewhat diluted if people have faith in manufacturers and are ready to take the risk of being first-time users of new technology. However, new generation professionals and entrepreneurs readily adopt the latest trends.
Streamlining the Processes Productivity can only be achieved constantly through adaptation of the system approach. Holistic discipline at each minor stage of the process can
lead to better productivity. Achieving productivity in one instance is easy but repeated and constant achievement could be a challenge. A well laid system approach is the only way to optimise the supply chain, i.e., by optimal use of all resources.
The Way Forward for the Machine Tools Industry Even though the last few quarters were not promising, the future is expected to be very bright. India has its own consumption story, which will result in higher demands across all sectors. Once inflation comes in control, the rate cut cycle from RBI will boost industrial demands. Global situations are getting better by the day; this is a positive signal for the next boom cycle. The latest IIP numbers indicate the end of the bad phase.
Company’s Mantra to Excel Sir Alvin Toffler rightly said, “The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” To stay ahead of the competition is to constantly thrive in order to innovate and create technological leads. We believe in trend setting. Our young team has a very open mindset and is keen on learning, experimenting, adapting and fine tuning the technology to stay well ahead of the competition. firstname.lastname@example.org
TAKE ON TECHNOLOGY Keshav Khurana - Wohlhaupter
Cost-effect ve Solut ons are Necessary
...believes Keshav Khurana, Sales Director - India Operations, Wohlhaupter India. During an interaction with Nedra Pereira, he discusses why Wohlhaupter GmbH decided to set its subsidiary in the subcontinent. Setting Base in India Wohlhaupter GmbH, established in 1929 by Emil Wohlhaupter for die and mold manufacturing, had many customers in India and picked up on the need for after-sales support. To ensure that customers are getting the right support and also to understand their day-to-day needs, Wohlhaupter GmbH established its 100% subsidiary in India.
Latest Cutting-edge Technologies Offered Today, Wohlhaupter is globally known as a manufacturer of modular tool systems for machining centres and turning/milling centres, facing and boring heads, grooving heads, clamping tools as well as customised solutions for boring operations. The latest technology that we are currently offering is a Combi-line boring tool (roughing and finishing boring bar along with setting accuracy of 2 microns (from 24.5 mm onwards and up to 3,255 mm), which no one else offers in the sector. Also, this tool can replace a number of tools, thereby saving cycle time.
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type of advancement will bring about benefits. A quality finished product, which saves cycle time coupled with long life of tools and reduction in rejection rates, is truly beneficial.
Major Hurdles Faced by Indian Companies The fall of the rupee by more than 15% since August 2011 has been a blow to India’s economy. This is adding pressure to the price of production in manufacturing and inflation in general, which has been around 9% for the last couple of years. More importantly, rising production costs reduce profit margins and overall investment activities. Indian companies try to control the Cost Per Piece (CPP) and hesitate to invest in expensive toolings, but quality never comes cheap. If we have to be competitive, we must adopt the latest available technology in the market and be the best quality producers to stand out from international competitors.
India ... A Manufacturing Hub by 2020?
Advice to Streamline Processes
Your Mantra to Stay Ahead of the Competition
India is a growing market with ongoing regular investments. There are many global players at various price points, and one has to be different to excel. Machines, tools and related inputs for component machining should be properly planned without any compromises. Though this will amount to high initial investment, it will ensure a better output and hassle-free productivity.
Indian companies need to adopt the latest technology and establish quality standards in line with international standards. This will attract developed countries to purchase from India. Currently, China is ahead of us in fetching more manufacturing business. Our government has to be more flexible in the investment options for manufacturing companies. Also, the tax structure has to be friendlier. Fuel prices need to be analysed so that the ultimate cost is competitive. Other states should follow suit to what Gujarat, Chennai, Pantnagar, etc. have done to become the next manufacturing hub.
Our company tries to keep a focused approach in helping understand the real needs of customers. Responding faster and clarifying the queries in line with the requirement of customers is what we strive for. And, of course, offering exceptional and flexible support—before, during and after the sale—has been achieved. email@example.com
WOMEN LEADERS Sonali Kulkarni - FANUC India
Gender is not an
issue ...when it comes to any industry, believes Sonali Kulkarni, President & CEO, FANUC India Pvt Ltd. The eloquent lady, who is the driving force behind FANUC, speaks unequivocally to Nedra Pereira on what it is like to be in a man’s world, why education is important & how it opens one’s mindset and why sincerity is a very valuable quality in a person. What inspired you to join the machine tools industry? Honestly, it was circumstance. I had been working as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the US when my brother introduced me to FANUC. I had never thought of working in Japan, but I met Dr Inaba, my boss, and thought of taking up the challenge; and a challenge it was. As it happened, FANUC serves the machine tools industry.
Your educational background is not of engineering. According to you, does one particularly need an engineering background to enter the machine tools industry? An engineering background is a prerequisite if one wants to be in product development or even application engineering. FANUC is a company of engineers. But the doors do not shut on one if one does not have a BE. My basic degree is in Zoology, a subject I still love and pursue in my free time. I later studied Law and Business and took membership to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Later, having moved to the US, I also qualified 84
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as a CPA and CMA since Americans do not recognise our CA. I try to put my education and life experience to work in approaching issues with a solution-oriented approach.
Did you face difficulties when entering this field? Not at all. I find people are interested in solutions. Especially in India, customers are focused on results and gender is not an issue. Having said that, I must say that I have received only the most welcoming treatment in our industry.
You have been the driving force behind FANUC India. What is the management style you follow in your company? At FANUC India, we are a small, cohesive team intensely focused on customer delight. Therefore, it is wrong to apportion credit to any one person. I prefer the egalitarian approach to work and life. Excellent ideas and solid contribution can come from any part of the team. The trick is to foster an environment of openness and lightness without compromising on quality.
What do you look for in a potential candidate when hiring for FANUC India? Educational qualifications are a given. But we focus on assessing the character, whether there is alignment between the heart & mind and if the candidate has the hunger to learn and contribute to the team. There is no fun if you
What is your personal motto? I’m not sure if these qualify as ‘mottos’, but I believe that we are here to learn from every experience and refine ourselves. I also feel strongly about being nice to the earth and its other inhabitants in every way possible at all times. How would you like to be remembered? Frankly, I think that it is important to create whatever impact one wishes in the current rather than wait for later. For example, it is important to me to do my utmost always, but with grace all around. Also, I believe that we can do a lot more to hurt the earth’s other residents less, but this point is widely misunderstood and even ignored. What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? Be nice. It is not easy to always do what is right while being nice, but it is possible. Your favourite inspirational quote? I can’t pick any one. I like “Be the change you want to see in the world.” What do you do when you are not working? I play with animals, read, cook, talk to friends, travel, admire trees, study India’s textiles, spend time with family and visit small towns in India.
Sonali Kulkarni - FANUC India are already bored from day one. Like all employers, FANUC also trains young engineers and other incoming professionals on the job. However, we cannot train a person on sincerity or attitude. These traits are critical and the switches for these lie in the hands of each person. Today’s generation is exceptionally smart and aware. If they could bolster this with sincerity (a binary field, no gradations here) and a hunger to understand concepts from the fundamentals, I think there is no stopping them.
What is the mantra of your company to maintain a competitive edge over others in India? FANUC products are built to last. Our failure rate of just 0.02 on an installed base of about 880,000 units in India is proof. In other words, we encounter 1 failure every 100 months (roughly 8 years MTBF). All our products are made in Japan at the highly robotised FANUC factories. In addition to this, we, at FANUC India, believe in striving to add value through strong customer support. Each of our engineers is trained to respect customers, understand their requirements and propose the most optimally spec’d FANUC product. We are committed to refrain from fancy specs, which would mean higher price in the present, but do not win customer confidence in the medium term. Our after-sales service team is geared to give quick and effective solutions from each of our 23 offices around India. We rigorously capture data and presently average a 22-hour response time (including nights, holidays) across our total installed base in India. Finally, our industry values consistency and reliability. FANUC always commits only what it can deliver and delivers what it commits or more, but never less. As a team, we make mistakes, but our intent to serve the customer is always pure and strong. This has helped us build and retain over 80% share in our industry over the past decade.
What is the one thing according to you that stops women from entering the machine tools industry in India? By its nature, our industry has a disproportionate impact on the nation’s GDP. But we have an equally disproportionately (small) share of mind in the general population. Further, machine builders tend to be strong, dominant men. By their nature, they tend to have smaller teams run as a family enterprise. Therefore, it is no surprise that we do not attract young talent (women or men) in any meaningful proportion to India’s large youth. Frankly, we have also done little to convince young people of the career potential in this industry.
Women are special and life expects them to juggle many roles; most of them manage beautifully even if it is at a personal cost.
Are women the new force to reckon with and how will women play a bigger role in the machine tools industry? Women are special and life expects them to juggle many roles; most of them manage beautifully even if it is at a personal cost. Having said this, I feel women are yet to make a mark in this industry in terms of numbers. There are examples of individual talent that happen to be females, but it cannot yet be interpreted as a gathering force. nedra.pereira@ network18publishing.com
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WOMEN LEADERS JACK...ERRR... JANE OF ALL TRADES!
ristotle Onassis, a prominent Greek shipping magnate, once said, “If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.” This might seem funny to a reader, but if you really think about it, the meaning is quite profound. Women have always worked, only not given the rightful recognition in India, be it as a daily wage labourer or a helping hand in the field. Even if you go back to history, you will find a plethora of examples of where she has fought for her family, her people, her rights and even her country. So, what is it that makes women not only work but thrive in the so-called ‘Man’s World’? Breaking the labels of traditional & non-traditional roles and inculcating qualities such as persistence, determination, discipline, confidence, open-mindedness, creativity and passion, the following section interacts with three very strong and brilliant personalities who have carved a niche place for themselves. Nedra Pereira has a delightful tête-à-tête with three women leaders in a gender-biased world. Sonali Kulkarni, President and CEO, FANUC India Pvt Ltd, may be an eloquent soft-spoken lady, but she definitely knows how to get her point across. She speaks with honesty about the ongoings in the industry and tells us how she drives her company. Mohini Kelkar, Managing Director, Grind Master Machines Pvt Ltd, has a penchant for always wanting to challenge herself by doing what is not expected of ‘women’, which is refreshing and inspiring. She talks on the double standards in the industry and how things are changing. Shubhra Miranda, Director, Omira Marketing Pvt Ltd, believes in staying true to herself and credits this quality in helping her face all challenges. allenges. She affirms that any industry is not about gender; rather, it is about one’s conviction of oneself and what drives rives people to do what they do.
Sonali Kulkarni, President & CEO FANUC India Pvt Ltd
Mohini Kelkar, Managing Director Grind Master Machines Pvt Ltd
Shubhra Miranda, Director Omira Marketing Pvt Ltd
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WOMEN LEADERS Mohini Kelkar - Grind Master Machines
Passion is necessary for Innovation ...says Mohini Kelkar, Managing Director, Grind Master Machines Pvt Ltd. With an affinity to all matters different and challenging, this knowledgeable lady is passionate about the machine tools industry and keeps innovating. In a tête-à-tête with Nedra Pereira, she gives insight into why women are a force to reckon with in the machine tools industry. What inspired you to walk on the road less travelled?
Did you face opposition when entering this field?
Growing up, I never conformed to the usual. My interest has always been to challenge myself and try my hand at different things. At the time when I was choosing what I wanted to study, most girls who did take up engineering either chose Electrical or Electronics Engineering. I was always interested in studying Mechanical Engineering. But in 1977–78, Production Engineering, a new branch of engineering, was available. However, no girls were enrolled in that course, and also you could only get in if you were a topper, based on the first year engineering marks. Luckily for me, my rank was in the top 10 and hence, I could take up Production Engineering. I took this up despite being the only girl in my class, and I probably am the first lady Production Engineer in Maharashtra and may be even India. The course was related to Mechanical Engineering, but was more hands on and I got to learn a lot about machine tools and production processes. Additionally, I felt that a lot of technical development opportunities existed in this field.
Initially, there was a little bit of hesitation from the family side. The course— Production Engineering—I chose to do was a sandwich course, which meant that the classes were held in the evening as the professors who taught us would finish their work and then come and teach us. My family was reluctant owing to the fact that no girls other than me were in the class and that the class ended at 9 pm. However, they fully supported me and accepted such odd timings. Moreover, the machine tools industry is a man’s world. But as I started this business together with my husband, I did not face any opposition. Of course there were challenges in day-to-day working. The industry was more accepting to a man’s word than a woman’s. Initially, when I would talk to clients about a proposal, they would doubt if I could give them the right information. Even when I insisted that the proposal was made by me and I could explain all the technical aspects, I could see their hesitation. But once I gave them all the facts, they became more accepting. Our clients then got used to me being able to give them
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technical knowledge. Most people are not habituated to seeing a woman in the field and hence, ask more questions. So, I think that women in the machine tools sector need to prove themselves a little bit more than men. An interesting turning point for me was when, as a company, Grind Master had applied for GS Parke Award for innovative products; when I went there to explain the products we had developed, the panel of judges asked me to send the person who developed it. On learning it was me, they were so impressed that they recommended me for the FIE Foundation Award, which got me a lot of recognition. These aren’t
What did you aspire to be as a child? As a child I was always sincere, and was well prepared for all tasks given to me. My parents inspired me to do the best in whatever I chose to do. My inclination was always to do something different from the rest. In your spare time, what do you enjoy doing? I like to read inspirational books and listen to the music. I am also learning classical dance. When on vacation, I invariably go trekking in the mountains or cycling. What is your personal motto? For me, Grind Master is my everything and hence, my personal motto is to create a unique identity of Grind Master in the world. If not in this industry, where would you be? I think I would be in architecture or industrial designing if not in this industry because there is a large scope for innovation in these sectors.
Mohini Kelkar - Grind Master Machines problems, but rather opportunities.
Did you ever think it would expand to where it is today? We have come a long way from our humble beginnings in a garage with a very small investment of less than a lakh in 1984. We started out by developing a buffing machine for cookware polishing. We developed different kinds of machines in the first five years. After this, we decided to focus on metal finishing and deburring applications, as we found the methods of carrying out these processes to be primitive. We improved these processes by physical experimentation and also learn how these processes were being carried out abroad. We could then provide cost-effective solutions to our cliental, explaining clearly what the machines could do for them. It was hardwork and continuous R&D, which has made our company what it is today. Furthermore, we also saw potential in taking our products to the globe, and are now successfully exporting around 30% of our products.
when the innovated idea works brings about a great feeling of achievement.
How do you gauge what the latest trends in the industry? We gauge the latest trends in our industry by constantly interacting with our customers and understanding what they need. Experimentation also brings about trends. I have seen this happen in my company as well. When we felt something was ideal for a customer and went ahead with it, we set a trend. So, keeping up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry and understanding what the customer really wants helps create trends. Additionally, visiting and participating in exhibitions worldwide helps us understand the latest trends in the industry.
Women are very sincere in their work and hence, can bring about customer confidence; this is true for all industries.
Do you think that women bring a different skill set to the work environment, especially in the machine tools industry? Yes. Women are very sincere in their work and hence, can bring about customer confidence; this is true for all industries. Women are much more organised and can bring systematic innovation in the machine tools industry. Also, when your company grows, you need to develop the organisation and systems to produce & maintain the quality of your products and market them in an effective way. Women, in general, are multitaskers, and hence, can manage to do all this.
What inspires you to innovate? I believe that conviction about a new idea and passion are the main drivers of innovation as opposed to money. Passion gives you the drive to want to grow and prosper. Innovation brings about improvement or gives rise to new processes. And the satisfaction gained January 2013 - MMT
WOMEN LEADERS Shubhra Miranda - Omira Marketing
things the right way!
...says Shubhra Miranda, Director, Omira Marketing Pvt Ltd. From working in the pharmaceutical industry to now managing companies in the machine tools industry, her experience is vast. Nedra Pereira converses with this straightforward lady about the journey so far. Nowadays, women are seen in non-traditional roles. Do you think that women bring a different but necessary skill set to the workplace environment? Yes, we do see women in non-traditional roles and this definitely enhances the skill set. This is probably why women are successful at non-traditional roles because they bring a different perspective to the industry. I am a pharmaceutical graduate working in the machine tools industry; so, technically, I am not qualified to be here, but I am here for the past 9–10 years and I am adding value. What I brought to the table was analysing the situations holistically with a systematic approach and process-driven streamlining. Personally, I feel that it is necessary to have a varied skill set, so that value can be added to the company.
Pharmaceutical to Machine Tools ... Please tell us a little more about your journey? I started my career in line with my education and interest with Nicholas Piramal as a product executive handling the marketing aspect of the drugs and licenses. For about five years, I was working in my own industry. Then 88
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marriage happened, responsibilities increased. In 2003–04, India, as a whole, was not doing too well, so I decided to take a break and look into what I wanted to do next. During this break, my husband asked me to actually come and participate in the business. Prior to this, I did not have the time to look at the family business as such, but the break gave me the option to interact with the company. I started out by spending three to four hours a day in office and my input was useful to the company. This was the beginning of my journey in the machine tools sector. From here, I started taking interest in other departments of the company like finance and accounts, HR, etc. The industry also started picking up and our business started growing. We now have four companies and six offices spread across India. I look at every aspect of the business, other than physically servicing a machine, holistically.
What advice would you give to women who want to enter the machine tools industry? The machine tools industry is extremely male dominated. Be it engineers or sales or any other department. For me, getting into the machine tools
industry was not a calculated move. I came in directly as an owner. So, perhaps, I am not the right authority to be able to give advice on what should be done in this particular industry. And yes, initially, for a couple of years, I did not feel very comfortable in the industry. My husband and I are both non-engineers, but we are pharmacists by education. However, I noticed that in this business, when I spoke to someone, it was not as respected as when my husband said the same thing. Now, however, when I have something to say, people will listen because they know I mean business. Women have to prove themselves more in this industry to be taken seriously. Other than this, all I can say is that be it a man or a woman, if you are good at what
In your spare time you like to...? I like to listen to good music, watch a meaningful movie or read. Currently, the spiritual genre fascinates me. What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? The best advice was given to me by my father. “Be true to yourself; be true to what you do. Stand up for the right things, and when you face opposition standing up for the right things, do not get scared because, ultimately, the truth and right will prevail.” Your favourite quote? Do things the right way! I try to live my life according to this principle. Your greatest achievement till date? Making a difference in other people’s lives and not living my life superficially are what I consider to be my greatest achievements till date.
Shubhra Miranda - Omira Marketing you do and you have the drive, people will take notice. And no industry is specifically male- or femaleorientated. There is no such thing as a traditional role in today’s world. There’s ample scope in all the industries today. If you are convinced of what you want to do, believe in yourself and you will be able to make your mark.
What are the latest trends you follow to create value for your customer? Today, people are looking for holistic solutions. To provide a solution to a customer, for example, when a customer comes to us, we ask for drawing & components and study what exactly he/she is looking for. Only after that do we will advice him/her on what the available options are. We do not just give our customers a quote for a machine that we represent. We have even declined offers saying that we do not have a machine that can provide you with a solution for the type of work you want to do as no product is available in our market. We try and imbibe technology rather than make a sale.
reason for us growing.
What is the one thing according to you that stops women from entering the machine tools industry in India? I think the main reason for women not entering the machine tools industry is fear, as the presence of women is not felt in the industry. Also, depending on the role one wants to pursue, safety may also be an issue; for instance, a service engineer has to travel to wherever there is a breakdown, irrespective of the time of day. Also, there is a lot of stereotyping of the industry. But I believe that this is more of a mindset than an actuality. There is ample scope in the industry to apply oneself. You just need to be confident of your education and apply what you have learnt.
If you are convinced of what you want to do and believe in yourself, you will be able to make your mark.
What is the mantra of your company to maintain a competitive edge over others in India? Our motto is ‘Unparalleled Service and Unparalleled Solutions’. This is something we always stand by. So, the competitive edge we have over our competitors is that we provide solutions rather than agents who sell machines. We work with our clients like partners. Another edge that we have is our extensively trained and highly skilled service team. We have a turnaround time of 24 hours. We offer service in terms of not only spare parts but also technical knowledge. For us, after-sales support is very important and our sensitivity towards the way we handle customer problems is what I feel is the fundamental January 2013- MMT
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CHALLENGE, PASSION, INNOVATION
he machine tools industry is growing at an unimaginably fast pace. Opportunities from all quarters have opened up and the industry has a lot of scope to expand its reach. However, with opportunities come competition and challenges. One is then left to ponder on whether this platform of opportunities reserved for the seasoned players with the benefit of years of experience has created a brand image in the industry. Are new and small players encouraged to enter the big game? Are the opportunities being shared generously between all players or is it survival of the fittest? What will it take for new entrants to carve a niche of their own? While repeating these questions, at some point, the answer becomes quite clear. While the window of opportunities lies open for all, it is those with new ideas and focus who succeed. The industry today appreciates newness and uniqueness in approach. Debarati Basu Das finds out five such New Age Entrepreneurs from across the country who have been in the grind only to rise as stronger businessmen. These five entrepreneurs started off in a small way, but their mantra to success has been to bring uniqueness to their business. Rising over challenges and discovering a new way to be unique everyday is what distinguishes them from enterprises. Kumar Ramachandra, Founder & Director, Wintegral Engineering Pvt Ltd, has always chosen the roads never taken. Always trying to forge a unique business concept, not all his ideas have worked out. But that is exactly the reason that encourages him to think, create and come up with a new idea. The mantra of M Sreenivas, Director â€“ Marketing, Four M Technologies Pvt Ltd, and his small team is to believe in their strengths rather than brooding over their weaknesses. They try to find opportunities in the most unimaginable places and that is what has made them unique in their venture. Anil Kumar, Managing Director, Involute Automation Pvt Ltd, understands the fact that the world appreciates something new, yet affordable, to the pockets. This is what drives him to not just make unique machines but also bring them closer to the customers. Rupesh Mehta, Managing Director, Macpower CNC Machines Pvt Ltd, a Gujarati to the core, talks and thinks business. He has not just been a risk taker but has also understood the market nuances well to run the show with his calibre. For Vineet Dravid, Managing Director, COMSOL Multiphysics Pvt Ltd, the passion for new technologies has always been his elixir, which helps him bring state-of-the-art technology to the Indian industry. Here is taking a look at these New Age Entrepreneurs who have the potential to become one of the big names of the industryâ€Ś
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NEW AGE ENTREPRENEURS Kumar Ramachandra - Wintegral Engineering
9 out of 10 new ideas
fail, but that 1
idea which works is
worth the trouble
…this is the mantra that Kumar Ramachandra, Founder & Director, Wintegral Engineering Pvt Ltd, follows. An engineer and a first-generation entrepreneur, Kumar describes himself as a weather-beaten, battle-scarred entrepreneur who has tried-failed-tried again and again and succeeded in the numerous new ventures he has undertaken. Debarati Basu Das in a tête-à-tête with him finds out about this obsession that drives his passion towards his work. Current Venture I have been associated with the die and mould industry for long, but this is my first foray into the machine tools industry. We repair and refurbish damaged tools holders. While it may sound simple, we are the only company in India to do this kind of an operation. Every tool has a life span and the tool holders get damaged or suffer breakage. The trend in the Indian industry is to discard the damaged tool holders and buy new ones. We came up with a process to repair the tool holders and remanufacture them to look exactly like the original ones.
The Journey I serendipitously came across this idea when a tool and die customer came to me with a damaged tool, which he wanted to repair. He wanted me to do the deposition on the tool so that he could machine it. We were originally into micro dimensional welding for repair of worn out moulds and we specialise in redeposition of materials using special deposition technology. This incident gave birth to the idea of doing something similar for toolholders, which is a much 94
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bigger market than moulds. However, it is easier to make new things than repair them as we have to match them to the original dimensions, physical properties and performance. I am always on the lookout for something new. Of the 10 new things that you try, 9 will fail. And that is the reason why most people do not like to try something new as it is easier to copy and do a better job as well. But for me, that one new idea which works is good enough to keep me going for a long time. I came across the market of repairing damaged toolholders around two years back and we researched for over a year to get the right technology in place for the operation.
discarded can be repaired to the same precision, it certainly has a severe cost saving potential for the industry. This is not an uncommon thing in the US and Europe. I even know some lesser known tool making companies abroad who have authorised repair shops. With the technology, we have gained the competence to repair toolholders of any big brand of any material given.
The Team We were originally a group of 15 micro welding experts. I took my ideas to our technical director who has over 50 years of experience in the machine tools industry. Although there were a lot of ups and downs in our research phase, we finally struck the right technology.
Competition and Potential
It has only been five months since we commercialised it and started our operation and we are already working with KTTM, which is currently our major customer. We have also bagged one assignment from the Ace Group and have numerous projects from various SMEs. The market has toolholders within the ranges of `3,000 to `3 lakh and more. If toolholders that are simply
The only thing limiting our growth right now is manpower. But we are just five months old and we are working towards building a bigger team. In this line of work, skill and manpower are more important as there is a lot of training involved and this is the challenge. firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW AGE ENTREPRENEURS Vineet Dravid - COMSOL Multiphysics
The industry needs people who ask
…is what Vineet Dravid, Managing Director, COMSOL Multiphysics Pvt Ltd, feels. A young researcher himself, Dravid completed his PhD from Purdue University in 2006 and specialises in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). He has played an integral part in familiarising Indian companies with New Age technologies. Debarati Basu Das takes us through his journey and thoughts about the industry’s growth. The Venture COMSOL Multi Physics is a software that can model different physical phenomena and combine them to get a solution for a problem. This software is used in the product design phase where you need to understand how the product will behave in a real life situation. It understands the different physics going inside the product. All these physics are interrelated and have to be accounted for simultaneously. This is what the software exactly does. This software has a wide range of applications and is being successfully used in applications right from medical devices to aerospace.
Market Competition We use a numerical technique called the finite element analysis, which is a commonly found Computer-aided Engineering (CAE) software. However, while there are many simulation technologies, this software is different because finite elements used across all kinds of physics are involved in the process. So, whether it is CFD, electromagnetic, heat transfer, acoustics or structure analysis, this software can couple different physics easily. This 96
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process makes it difficult to achieve the same results in other software. Also, this software has a diversified application. It can be used in making complex medical devices, consumer goods, packaging, automobile and nuclear industries, among others. Also, in the various structural analyses, this software can be used to analyse fatigue, material erosion, life of a component, etc. Prototyping is an expensive process in terms of time and money. COMSOL Multi Physics helps to design it in the computer to see how it behaves. This software expedites the whole product development cycle. For instance, in the aerospace industry, there is a software for a very high-end application to create materials that cannot be detected by radars in fighter planes. Such materials are called meta materials and many companies have used our software to generate such materials, which makes the aircraft transparent for radars. This software acts as a bridge between CAD operations and manufacturing, thus, in turn, optimising the result achieved.
and there is a genuine and sincere effort by Indian companies to integrate research and development in their business. They realise that research is necessary to sustain themselves in the long term. This is the reason that such kinds of ventures with new technologies are being promoted and encouraged. In fact, not only Indian companies but also many institutes have showed their interest in the technology. For instance, an Indore-based engineering institute has also used this software to make a medical device that detects the amount of glucose without the need to inject a needle into the body. This shows the acceptance of the software not just among industries but also educational institutes. We have been in the Indian industry for just three years, during which we have seen the focus of the industry change towards better opportunities and results. We are just adding to this momentum that the industry has found. We, as a company, like to work with people who are innovative, curious, ask the right questions, want to explore and strive to get to the bottom of the problems and find solutions.
Market Acceptance The industry is the product of the society
NEW AGE ENTREPRENEURS Anil Kumar - Involute Automation
Indigenous development has
been our strength
... points out Anil Kumar, Managing Director, Involute Automation Pvt Ltd. A mechanical engineer, Kumar was an apprentice at HMT and finds his forte in designing. Debarati Basu Das talks to this young entrepreneur to understand the nuances of handling a business operation with finesse. Current Venture We provide customised automated solutions with a specific focus on the foundry sector in India. Since the last two-and-a-half years, we have been working on a project of automated fettling. In foundry operation, the metal is melted and poured into a die and the casting is formed. However, in between machining and casting, there is a process called fettling. There is lot of unwanted material in the casting, which is normally removed manually by pressing this casting against belts and grinding wheels. This involves a lot of effort as it is a manually intensive process. This process is also hazardous as the chips and metal particles in the air can damage the lungs of the operators. Worldwide, there are very few companies that can develop automated solutions for the fettling process. In India, the foundry itself is a labour intensive segment and automation of foundry processes is in a very nascent stage. On the other hand, automating in foundry is tricky as the environment is not very conducive and any kind of sophistication in the machine has to be guarded with environmental protection. All this makes automation technology in the foundry a very complicated and complex process. In European
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Union and North America, 50–60% of the work gets done using automated solutions. Ours is the only company in India that exclusively caters to foundry automation solutions.
the foundry where there are hazards. We are a small company of just 40 people and this particular development is taken care of by a team of five people.
The Hurdles How it Works? Any automation requires a programmed movement. In castings, the unwanted materials and irregularities may not be found in the same place always. There is a lot of inconsistency in castings depending on the variety of castings and different shapes. Since we cannot have different programmes for different castings, we have devised our automation using robotic solutions along with an SPM. This makes the machine more flexible to adapt to different conditions.
Generating an Idea Our business is to find solutions in areas where the process is hazardous and inconvenient for human beings. Foundry is a manpower-centric industry wherein manual operations are preferred to cut down the cost. But lately, since manual operations do not ensure consistency in quality, people have started moving towards automation. Indigenous development has been our strength since we started. So, we keep looking for such areas of operation in
The demand is huge but the kind of technology we are using today is so sophisticated that only few people can afford it. Our aim now is to make the technology affordable for Indian customers. With UNIDO’s help, we have entered a technical collaboration with a German research institute called Steinbeis. In the next six months, we will get further technological inputs from them to cut down the cost. The other limitation that we are facing is that of technology assimilation. Initially, when the project was introduced, very few people understood the technology. So, we started a user interface explaining how a user interacts with machines. We have made this process simple but we still have to work on it. We also have a training division wherein we train 70 entry level technicians, but by March 2013, we are increasing our capacity to train 300 technicians and are in the process of creating a facility to train engineers in robotic automation. email@example.com
NEW AGE ENTREPRENEURS Rupesh Mehta - Macpower CNC Machines
Enjoy Your Work Like a Sport
…is the only mantra that Rupesh Mehta, Managing Director, Macpower CNC Machines Pvt Ltd, Rajkot, follows. With an experience of more than 20 years in the machine tools industry, Mehta, a first-generation entrepreneur, made his company a leading CNC machine manufacturer in India. Debarati Basu Das finds out the business tactics of this Gujarati, which have helped him achieve his targets.
Business Mantra We are a CNC manufacturing company and within a short period of seven years, we have become one of the fastest growing companies. Today, Macpower CNC Machines Pvt Ltd has a range of products such as turning centres, vertical machining centres, turn mill centres and moving column machines. Over the years, we have developed and implemented the following strategies to enable each employee perform the best in the business. Do it for once: Think about how much time is spent on a particular issue and how you can streamline it to be more efficient while being effective. Think differently: Macpower believes in reaching new heights through out-of-the-box thinking and our positive lookout guides us towards achieving success. Quality that creates value: Balance in efficiency and flexibility is our biggest strength. We believe in creating efficiency in productivity by devoting significant efforts towards achieving the highest level of quality and flexibility in systems through continuous improvement.
Management Technique Over the years, we have generated our 100 MMT - January 2013
own business module, which helps us cut down on cost. We control our inventory and logistics, reduce the process time, get proper feedback on our production, ensure proper material planning and process planning. Normally, the machine tools industry requires 8–9 days to complete one cycle of machines, but with our business and production module, we take half the time and manufacture the machines within four days. We have our own qualified training personnel who train our employees in selling techniques, negotiations, service issues, etc. We try to bring uniqueness in our products and build low-cost machines with good features.
Challenges Faced Our major challenge today is the availability of skilled manpower. We look forward to creating know-how in new areas by building in-house technological expertise and constantly working towards this very goal.
Future Dynamics Technology advancement: We work on different ways to adapt to technological advancement. In short, we are always on our toes to look out for advancement, cutting-edge technology, lead time reduction and best output of products with minimum
inventory, providing true value to our customers. Developing leaders internally: We undertake continuous efforts towards creating talent pools within the organisation and grooming employees for leadership positions with consistency in performance.
Success Mantra Our commitment is towards the research and development of new products, developing a culture to improve people skill and talent, analyse our products and service feedbacks, etc. Our approach is to reach out to our employees and go beyond the conventional offering for responsibility, security and salary. We create work environments in which employees can flourish. Quality and commitment of the workforce make a significant contribution to the company’s success.
Message to Budding Entrepreneurs I always look for youngsters who have the hunger and passion to achieve something in life. No matter what business you are in, enjoy your work like a sport. Find a job you enjoy doing and you will not have to work a day in your life. firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW AGE ENTREPRENEURS M Sreenivas - Four M Technologies
is our passion
...is what the small team of Four M Technologies Pvt Ltd believes in. M Sreenivas, Director – Marketing, is an engineering graduate and a young hydraulics expert. Along with M Sreeramulu, Director of the company and an ex-HMTian with over three decades of experience in the machine tools industry, he has been innovating opportunities. Debarati Basu Das talks to them to find out how this young SME turned the tables. Current Venture We are located in Cherlapally in Hyderabad, which houses 60% of the DTH mining bit manufacturing in India. Major DTH bit manufacturers were facing a peculiar problem where they had to guarantee the life of the bits at 1,500 feet of drilling. Any failure, and the bit will have to be replaced free of cost by the manufacturers. We saw this problem as our opportunity and developed a product for the mining industry called the Micro Aligned Press (MAP-20). This machine is used in the mining sector for pressing carbide buttons into the mining bits and we have completely revolutionised the process. We are also the only company in India to manufacture such a product.
How Does it Work? In the conventional method, while pressing, there was no clamping of the fixture, the components or the carbide buttons as the process needs six degrees of freedom while aligning. The no clamping method led to bell mouth formation in the bore, resulting in premature button failures. In our process, we gave the freedom 102 MMT - January 2013
required and are locating the hole within 10–15 microns (process known as micro alignment of the hole). Once it is micro aligned, the freedom is arrested by hydraulically clamping the X&Y axis table and the component in the fixture. Even the button is guided within 10–15 microns so that there is no tilt while pressing. Hence, all the axis shifts are arrested and the pressing happens with perfection—contradictory to the conventional method. While manufacturers had to guarantee the life of the bits for 1,500 feet of drilling, the main point of rejection was the carbide button failures. We studied the process, changed the concept of pressing, and live field trials with MAP-20 have shown that the bit can have a life even up to 5,000 feet. This is a drastic product life improvement. Today, most of the manufacturers in Hyderabad are using our machine and we are now looking at markets in Bengaluru, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat where the rest of the bore well bit manufacturers are located.
being first-generation entrepreneurs, we did not have the financial back up to get into mass production or general purpose machine manufacturing. This was our biggest limitation. So, we worked upon our strengths—designing and innovation. We do not have a designated research and development team, but we are three people who are individually experts in hydraulics, machine tools and designing. We bring our expertise together and follow our passion of machine building. Our business mantra has been to target a mass production area that has the scope of productivity and quality improvement. We saw this opportunity in Cherlapally among bit manufacturers and gave it our best shot. Our motto has always been ‘Quality and Productivity Improvement Through Innovation in Manufacturing’ and we have been focusing our energy in this direction. We have also come up with another machine—a CNC hydro slotting machine a year and a half back— which is also a first-of-its-kind machine in India to bring precision in the slotting process of metal cutting operation. We are expecting a good feedback from the industry on this machine as well.
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Automotive Transforming Industry Dynamics
Energy Making India a ‘Power’ful Nation
Aerospace On the Growth Radar
Electrical and Electronics Developing a Sustainable Future
Die and Mould Stepping up to Meet Future Demand
Consumer Durables Coming out Stronger
Construction Equipment An Era of Opportunities
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Making a Powerful Metalworking Nation
t is said that machine tools is a totally demand-centric industry. If automobile, aerospace and other engineering industries grow, machine tools will grow; if all these industries do not do well, the demand for machine tools sharply goes down. Almost all the products that we see around us have been touched by machine tools in the manufacturing process. The most prolific customers for the machine tools industry are automobile, aerospace, energy, construction equipment, die & mould, electrical and electronics and consumer goods industries, which are growing rapidly in India. India is considered as a manufacturing hub and almost all big companies from these sectors have made their presence felt in the country. India has become a hub for small car manufacturing; the current offset policy for Indian defence, need for better infrastructure and the growing consumer durables and electrical & electronics industries are the reasons behind the development of the Indian machine tools industry.
Let us take a look at some of the machine tools industry’s biggest customers. According to the statistics released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the cumulative production data for April–March 2012 shows a production growth of 13.83% over the same period last year. In March 2012, as compared to March 2011, production grew at a single-digit rate of 6.8%. According to the current offset policy for Indian defence, the company that gets a contract has to source 30% of the components from Indian component providers. When it comes to the energy sector, most of the demand comes from turbine manufacturers. According to Indian Wind Energy Association (InWEA), the Indian wind energy sector has an installed capacity of 17,365.03 MW (as on March 31, 2012). Another fruitful industry, which is generating a lot of demand for machine tools, is construction equipment, and it plays a significant role in infrastructure. The future looks good as the government has projected a whooping US$1-trillion investment in the infrastructure sector during the 12th Plan Period (2012–17). For the electrical & electronics industry, The Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA), an industry association of manufacturers of electrical, industrial electronics and allied equipment, has estimated US$100 billion worth sales of electrical equipment by 2022. All these industries have different machining requirements. While some industries demand heavy load machining, some very demand high-precision complex machining. Nishant Kashyap analyses seven biggest consumers of machine tools that drive the Indian metalworking sector. This section also talks about the different machining requirements of these industries and solutions provided by machine tools manufacturers. It will also talk about the current scenario, business dynamics and future prospects of these industries in India.
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SECTOR WATCH Automotive
Transforming Industry Dynamics Riding high on the auto boom, automotive machining is experiencing unprecedented demand and growth. As automobile manufacturers gear up to meet rising demands, this industry has increased the application of robotics to deliver quality products within the stipulated time.
he Indian automobile and automotive parts industries are currently flooded with demand for all types of vehicles, especially small segment cars and two-wheelers. However, this upward swing has pressurised car manufacturers to deliver quality products within a short span of time. This, in turn, has generated a domino effect on the manufacturers of automotive machining as they have to provide effective solutions to meet the rising demand.
Current Status The automobile industry is among the fastest growing industries in India. New launches, penetration levels and low interest rates are the key factors behind this growth. According to the statistics released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), the cumulative production data for April– March 2012 shows a production growth of 13.83% over the same period last year. In March 2012, as compared to March 2011, production grew at a single digit rate of 6.8%. In 2011–12, the industry produced 20,366,432 vehicles, of which the share of two-wheelers, passenger 122 MMT - January 2013
vehicles, three-wheelers and commercial vehicles was 7%, 15%, 4% and 4%, respectively.
High-precision Machining Indian auto manufacturers are witnessing increased demand in the domestic and international markets. High-end precision machining is required to attain the highest degree of quality. If any variations need to be made to the existing car models— with certain variations to the current assembly line—the required models can be manufactured with minimal cost. Recent trends indicate that for machining auto components like cylinder blocks and cylinder heads, production is usually carried out using appropriate size of machining centres, turning centres with adequate auto tool changers and auto pallet changers. Sometimes, a dedicated machining line equipped with a tool presetter in the process measurement probe with the required fixtures and toolings forms the criterion for the selection of equipment for the required volume of production.
Technological Developments Constant developments in machining technologies have virtually transformed
the automotive manufacturing concepts in the global market. Enhanced productivity, world-class quality and superior finish can be achieved through improved machining, state-of-the-art automation, etc. Automobile component manufacturers need to consistently deliver quality products at a limited cost and within a stipulated time. With the help of high-speed machining and sophisticated software, manufacturers are now able to machine complex shapes within the above parameters. The automobile industry accounts for 60% of the machine tools consumption. Thus, not only are domestic sales expected to grow dramatically, India will also play a significant role in the global automotive market. The world’s top car manufacturers have established their manufacturing base in the country to not only capture the emerging Indian market but also use it as an export hub to serve the global market. The future of the Indian machine tools industry looks bright and is poised to be more productive, efficient and cost-competitive to cater to the most promising and biggest customers of the industry. email@example.com
SECTOR WATCH Aerospace
On the Growth Radar With a plethora of aviation companies strengthening their base in India, global expectations from the Indian industry and the competition in this segment are increasing. The history of automotive success is sure to be repeated at a much higher scale in the aerospace sector. The time is ripe for machine tools manufacturers to focus on the aerospace industry.
hile companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Airbus are clamouring to set up base in the country apart from Indian conglomerates such as Tata, Mahindra and Hinduja Group, the time is ripe for Indian manufacturers to cater to the giants of this booming industry.
Aerospace Components With the increase in production of aircraft, aerospace manufacturers need to consistently deliver quality products at a limited cost and within a stipulated time. With the help of high speed machining and sophisticated software, manufacturers are able to machine complex shapes within the above parameters. According to KSV Raghav, Managing Director, Raghav Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies Pvt Ltd, â€œAerospace machining is a high profile industry and is involved in the machining and manufacturing of precision components/parts, which are critical and high precision in nature, with close geometrical tolerances from bar stocks, billets, forgings and castings required for building aircraft, 124 MMT - January 2013
helicopters, rockets, etc., that operate in space or outer space.â€? The exacting standards of aerospace machining make it compulsory for manufacturers to machine each part with exact precision. While the cost of scrap is rising higher than ever, minimising waste has become more important. Aerospace components continually suffer extremes of temperature, pressure & velocity, and are often in service for many decades. They are often constructed from difficultto-machine materials such as titanium, invar or exotic plastics.
High-precision Technologies The aerospace industry across the world is influenced by globalisation, changing economic environment and ever-changing demand. It relies heavily on high-end precision technologies, latest software, robots and sensor technologies. Currently, the automation employed in aerospace machine shops is more reliable, reduces human errors and provides better speed. While aircraft are produced at faster rates, suppliers and manufacturers of aircraft accessories must continue to balance increased efficiency with quality and innovation. Modern technologies
used in the aerospace industry include programmable machine & tools, material selection, high-speed data communication, robots & sensor technology, supercomputing, etc.
Business Outlook As India strengthens its hold on the global aerospace domain, local population of more than a billion, coupled with a robust annual economic growth rate, will be the key drivers that will consistently boost demand for new aircraft. The rise of aerospace industry in the country has positively affected the aerospace component manufacturing industries such as machine tools, metalworking and electronics industries. SEZs, government bodies and major Indian manufacturers such as Tata and M&M have tilted the scale in favour of Indian aerospace component manufacturers. The aerospace machining industry is growing steadily, driven by demand for both commercial and defence purposes, and Indian manufacturers are all set to leverage this demand and convert the challenges into profitable business opportunities. firstname.lastname@example.org
SECTOR WATCH Die and Mould
Stepping up to Meet Future Demand Changing customer expectations and rapid model changes require a fast turnaround in the manufacturing of die and moulds. Currently, the market demands features like ability to react to frequent product changes, shorter production runs, lower inventory levels and higher productivity. The die and mould industry in India has evolved with the changing times and is committed to deliver timely productivity.
he Indian mould making industry is growing at a steady rate, but mould makers believe that technological development is possible only when end applications of moulding technologies expand. The common belief is that the moulding industry should demand high-end moulds for better quality of products, and be ready to invest in expensive yet cost-efficient equipment. The industry players believe that India can compete with the best in the world in terms of technology and innovation, provided the moulding industry cooperates with them in this endeavour.
High-speed Machining and Automation Today, mould manufacturers need to develop mould designs that are more accurate, save time and improve profitability. With newly developed software solutions, not only does one have the ability to define mould geometry, but one can also have access to a wide range of automated mould design tools. In an increasingly competitive 126 MMT - January 2013
mould making market, customers can demand shorter lead times and reduced pricing. Mould developers do not have the option of cutting corners in the design process to reduce prices and shorten lead times. Therefore, the manufacturer must ensure that the mould produces parts that meet the customersâ€™ exacting geometrical and mechanical specifications. Often, one must also incur the cost of any necessary changes if the mould does not work right the first time.
Future Trends The list of opportunities to be explored by mould makers and processors is endless. Mould makers are taking the initiative to develop new moulding technologies, which would facilitate the overall growth of the machine tools industry. Developments in mould manufacturing are gaining importance in India, and the industry is waking up to this challenge. Companies are developing aluminium die-casting moulds that give precise finishing for specific applications, which cannot be done manually.
Prospects Ahead Driven by domestic demand and the cost efficiency advantage of India, the die and mould industry is expected to grow considerably and consequently generate stronger demand for advanced processing equipment, software, systems and cutting tools. According to the figures compiled by TAGMA, the size of the tooling market in India is around `19,100 crore for 2012 and is growing at the rate of around 20%. The demand for tooling will certainly increase in the coming years. Plastic moulds and sheet metal dies will lead the pack followed by jigs, fixtures, gauges, casting dies and forging dies. Despite the uncertainty in the global market, Indiaâ€™s die and mould industry has maintained its growth momentum and its status as one of the worldâ€™s top consumers and importers of machine tools equipment. Although the country has become proactive in the procurement of foreign and private capital, the prospects of the Indian die and mould industry still have room for further development. email@example.com
SECTOR WATCH Construction Equipment
An Era of Opportunities With the government projecting a whooping US$1-trillion investment in the infrastructure sector during the 12th Plan Period (2012–17), several foreign firms are planning to enter the Indian market. This will certainly make the Indian machine tools builders more competitive and adopt international standards in their production process.
nfrastructure is an important component for the industrial and overall economic development of a nation. It is considered as the yardstick to measure the investment viability of a nation. However, in India, there is a wide gap between the potential demand for infrastructure and its available supply. To minimise this gap, an investment of around US$445 billion is required over the next five years, which will directly affect the overall business dynamics of construction equipment manufacturers. The industry will also have to grow at a CAGR of 15% over the next five years to support the growing requirements of every sector of the economy.
Indian Construction Industry Considering the present industrial growth, industries working for railways, power sectors and construction machinery are doing extremely well. Companies like BHEL, L&T-MHI and Siemens are finding it difficult to cope with the orders in hand. To cater to these demands, they are investing in new technologies to reduce the machining time of the components. According to market research firm RNCOS, the 128 MMT - January 2013
Indian construction equipment industry has been consistently witnessing double-digit growth over the past few years. The earth-moving segment, in particular, has been driving the overall construction equipment industry in India, with strong demand emanating from government-backed infrastructure projects. The segment is poised to register a remarkable CAGR of around 21% during 2011–15, as per estimates.
Metalworking Opportunity Globalisation has forced companies to use modern manufacturing methods. Technology has increasingly altered the manufacturing process of construction equipment. Also, the increasing number of infrastructure projects in the country has created huge demand for machine tools builders. The machine tools manufacturers in India produce general purpose machinery of international standards in terms of quality, precision and reliability. However, they lag behind in terms of design and engineering capability. As a result, they are not able to manufacture very high precision CNC machines. As far as the competition from other Asian countries is concerned, industry experts
believe that Indian machine builders can compete with them in terms of technology and knowledge, easily manufacture cost-effective products and provide good service. According to Pranav P Deshpande, Manager - Sales & Marketing, Danobat India “Looking at fast growing infrastructure sector, the steel/ plates/ profiles/ pipes and square tubes all are being used more and more in Construction Industry. Globally India is getting ready to absorb latest, faster technologies and thus we expect to catch up with world soon.”
Future Trends As of now, the Indian machine tools sector is not very demanding. However, growth in construction equipment, including small component manufacturers who are sub-suppliers to major infrastructure projects, will create huge demand for machine tools. Moreover, India is gradually becoming a manufacturing hub for all the major industries worldwide. This will also lead to an increased demand creation in the Indian machine tools sector in the near future. firstname.lastname@example.org
SECTOR WATCH Energy
Making India a ‘Power’ful nation Various modes of energy producers like wind, solar and nuclear are witnessing a huge demand in India and are planning to increase their capacity. Now, the time has come for Indian machine tools builders to grab the growing opportunities and make the most of them.
ndia’s enormous potential for energy production and consumption has enhanced investment prospects in this field. The opening up of this sector to global players has created numerous opportunities for investments. The key demand driver for the energy industry is rapid growth in the manufacturing sector and robust residential consumption. The recent shift in dependence on renewable energy sources offers economic, social and environmental benefits.
Demand Trends The energy sector, especially wind turbine and solar energy, demands high precision complex machining as well as heavy duty large parts machining. The drive to search for new ways to efficiently generate and capture energy requires constant innovation by job shops that manufacture parts for the energy industry. One thing that never changes is the need for precise, rugged parts that will perform in the toughest conditions—day in and day out. The robust construction of New Age machines makes them highly suitable for energy industry parts 130 MMT - January 2013
manufacturing. It contributes to highly accurate dimensions and superior surface finishes. Latest machine tools technologies deliver more uptime and require less maintenance even in the most demanding manufacturing environments.
Machining Solutions Manufacturing wind turbines requires various kinds of machining techniques. Large wind turbine components often require hundreds of hours of precision machining that include boring, milling, drilling, tapping and turning. When it comes to processing massive wind turbine components, shops primarily use horizontal boring mills, vertical turning centres, horizontal or universal machining centres and horizontal turning centres. But regardless of the type of machine used, those with multitasking capabilities eliminate error stack up from part transfers and provide one-stop processing for lean manufacturing of turbine parts.
Machine Tools Applicability Renewable Energy (RE) is now making a noticeable impact, especially in the
lives of the rural masses. Simultaneously, its use for urban and semi-urban applications is also growing by the day. The Indian RE programme was among the first few such programmes to shape up globally. Since then, it has assumed a respectable market leadership position in a few areas. Solar energy products like solar panels are now widely being used in India and other parts of the world. As many global players have made their presence felt in India, machine tools leaders have also set up their base in the country to monitor customers’ needs in better ways and respond faster. According to Indian Wind Energy Association (InWEA), the Indian wind energy sector has an installed capacity of 17,365.03 MW (as on March 31, 2012). In terms of wind power installed capacity, India ranks 5th in the world. Today, India is a major player in the global wind energy market and its growth in the energy sector will certainly create huge business opportunities for machine tools builders in the countries. email@example.com
SECTOR WATCH Electrical and Electronics
Developing a Sustainable Future The coming decade will witness the emergence of Indian electrical and electronics arena in the global domain. This industry is set to generate business for machine tools builders. Now, machine tools manufacturers need to shift their focus from serving just the automobile segment to working with electrical and electronics as well.
he domestic electrical equipment manufacturing industry clocked a healthy growth during 2011–12 and the industry is further looking to expand its business as many global players have set up their base in India. The Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA), an industry association of manufacturers of electrical, industrial electronics and allied equipment, has estimated US$100 billion worth sales of electrical equipment by 2022.
Industry Overview India’s electrical equipment industry is highly diverse and manufactures a wide range of high and low technology products. The industry size is estimated at `110,000 crore (US$25 billion) in 2010–11. The industry directly employs around five lakh people and provides indirect employment to another 10 lakh people. The investment required for the 12th Five Year Plan in the generation and Transmission and Distribution (T&D) segments is expected to be US$85 billion in generation, US$45 billion in transmission and US$70 billion 132 MMT - January 2013
in distribution. Based on investment estimates and capacity addition targets, it is expected that the domestic demand for generation equipment—Boiler Turbine Generator (BTG)—will be in the range of US$25– 30 billion by 2022, while that of the T&D equipment industry will be US$70–75 billion.
Machining Solutions The electrical and electronics industry demand for high-precision complex parts to very heavy power generation equipment such as boilers and transformers. Laser cutting, laser marking, EDM, plasma cutting and sophisticated CMMs are being mostly used in this industry for small parts machining. For large parts, usually, CNC turning, CNC boring, machining centre, sheet metal cutting and CNC milling machine have been applied.
The Way Ahead Today, the imports of electrical equipment are much higher than exports, more so in BTG equipment. Lack of adequate capacity in the BTG equipment industry segment is one of the major reasons for
the higher share of imports. Presently, Indian exports of electrical equipment are less than 1% of the global trade. With the electricity sector being a sunrise sector across the entire developing world, there also exists a significant export potential for the domestic industry. Furthermore, the industry is likely to witness overcapacity in the medium term as far as domestic demand is concerned. Exports would therefore need to play an increasingly important role in helping combat this issue. Although India’s T&D equipment segment is currently operating below its optimal capacity levels, it is well geared to meet the growing demand for T&D equipment. The vision for the country’s electrical equipment industry takes into account the import-export scenario and what the industry can achieve, based on its current position and future plans. Balancing exports and imports would help the industry achieve its vision. The focus should be on ensuring that any market share ceded to foreign players is offset by capturing additional market share in the global markets. firstname.lastname@example.org
SECTOR WATCH Consumer Durables
Coming out Stronger Broadly classified into white and brown goods, the consumer durables industry, as a whole, is booming in the Indian market. The industry has taken a huge leap over the last decade and is still expected to grow at a considerable rate. The customer base is also ready to accept innovations. Now, the machine tools industry has to respond.
he consumer durables industry is growing stronger by the day and is expected to generate considerable demand in the future as well. However, in terms of basic tool making or product development, this industry is dominated by global market leaders like Samsung, Nokia, Sony and LG, among others.
Industry Overview For the global market, India is undoubtedly one of the largest consumer bases. The transition in the lifestyle of the common man has come in as an impetus for the Indian populace to accept global brands and technology. The industry size for consumer durables stands at `350 billion (as of March 2012). The sector rides and relies on the state of the countryâ€™s economy. With household incomes in the top 20 cities across India expected to grow at 10% annually over the next eight years, the consumer durable sector has huge scope to grow. 134 MMT - January 2013
Machining Complexity The machine tools industry looks at the machining requirements of highend products like mobile phones, LCD TVs and digital cameras where the complexity of the parts is higher. Moulds of these products themselves are complex and require high perfection, surface finish and high-end technology. Any new model or product survives in this industry for not more than six months. Therefore, the challenge for this industry is to have a good design house and a good back-end tool room support, which can churn out new designs continuously on a steady basis. The Indian tooling industry is yet to catch up with the global level of competency in terms of design and delivering high-end tools.
Indian Machine Tools Market With more and more foreign brands coming into the country, the Indian machine tools industry should invariably benefit from the surge. However, that has not been the case. Although the IT industry has proven its mettle in the
segment, the machine tools industry is still trying to bargain a bigger piece of pie in market growth. While most of the foreign-made brands find it convenient to have their own service centres in India, they still hesitate to shift their tool room activities to India. The home-grown companies still largely depend on importing the moulds for their production. However, with the steady growth of home-grown companies and the change in the attitude of manufacturers in this sector, the Indian machine tools industry remains optimistic about making it big in the upcoming years. The Indian machine tools industry is equipped for the surging demand but consumer durables manufacturers have to depend on them and lower the imports. The demand in this industry is ever growing and if a home-grown brand has to cater to this demand, it will have to take efforts to meet the challenges from foreign brands and reach their standards. email@example.com
Arun Wakhlu True Purpose leads to Prosperity
Girish V Datar Profit through People
Michael Bremer Optimise Time through Communication
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Communication, Respect, Healing... Good Enough for Growth?
arl of Chesterfield once said, â€œIt is an undoubted truth that the less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in.â€? However, is this really true? Streamlining processes, increasing productivity without losing out on quality, increasing profit and, more importantly, increasing the market share is what the industry wants. But achieving this is not as easy as it seems. Why do most companies remain exactly where they started out despite using productivity improvement technologies? Is it chance that makes some companies more successful than the rest? Nedra Pereira interacts with three management gurus on what it is that makes some companies climb the ladder of success, while others merely stand at the periphery. Arun Wakhlu, Executive Coach and Master Facilitator, Pragati Leadership, provides insight on why every person should first be treated as a unique individual rather than be expected to fill rolls that are stereotyped according to gender, caste or family values. He believes that for an organisation to grow, the employees should be hired according to what they are good at. A perfect fit ensures that the person is going to drive his own growth and hence the growth of the company. He says that the main flaw lies in the society and that negativity bestowed by the society affects how we turn out to be; to grow, we must heal ourselves completely. An organisation that cares about its people will always grow. Girish Datar, Harada Expert, AlignStream, discusses why companies around the world and, moreover, in India should stop chasing only monetary profits. He talks about the biggest mistakes companies make and the repercussions of their line of thinking and how a change in the mindset and encouraging people to be the best can ensure productivity and profits for the company. He also tells us why dignity of labour and respect for people play important roles in the overall growth of a company and the society. He also talks about how we, as human beings, have somewhere lost the basic values of thinking of others before ourselves. Michael Bremer, Vice President, The Cumberland Group â€“ Chicago, with his vast experience in business process redesign, Six Sigma, Kaizen/Lean methods, post-ERP business process performance improvement (financial and operational), project team development, lean accounting and continuous improvement, talks about the most common mistakes made by companies, why progress does not seem to be happening and why companies end up going 10 steps back after taking 5 steps ahead. He also talks about how effective and honest communication can help the company grow in the long run and why it is important to have short-term and long-term plans in achieving goals.
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MANAGEMENT GURUS Arun Wakhlu - Pragati Leadership
Prosperity Arun Wakhlu, Pragati Leadership, is a facilitator in the area of individual, organisational and social transformation. His work is based on a spiritual foundation coupled with the use of resonant tools and processes. Join him as he talks to Nedra Pereira about the holistic approach to becoming the best you can be.
What are your observations on dissatisfaction in the work environment? One of the things I have been noticing for years now is that the level of joy, enthusiasm, energy and creativity in organisations is usually not up to the mark. Say if the working capacity is 100, typically, people are working at 15, 8, 10 and so on. It is very rare to find people working at their full potential and their fullest capacities in terms of contribution, creativity, application of effort, productivity, consciousness and so on. I have noticed this in my own work and experiences with conventional work and I found that I was not giving life the very best I had. So, I started enquiring why 140 MMT - January 2013
does this happen, and one of the things I understood was that people are often not working as per their natural aptitude. This is a very widely neglected area in the schools and colleges of India. Right from the word go, people are put into roles that don’t suit them naturally; their swadharma, aptitude and natural energy are not present. Hence, in the beginning of our work at Pragati Leadership, we first set up a unit called the Good Work Centre, with the aim to help young and elderly people identify their aptitude, life purpose and so on. So, I think that this is a big area of disconnect and one of the biggest reasons why productivity is so less. You are meant to be a lotus flower but your work, your role and your
environment want you to be a good rose. Ultimately what happens is that we don’t get a good lotus and we lose a good rose. I once asked some Rotarians what profession would they like their sons to take—a sad MBA or an extremely happy comedian—and the overwhelming response was a sad MBA. But things have changed a bit now as a lot more people are working towards new avenues, youngsters are becoming more conscious, but the stance still remains one of the biggest drawbacks to productivity. Further, each individual is an infinite reservoir of creativity and initiative. If you look at children, they are full of energy, enthusiasm and joy, and slowly this starts getting overshadowed—like a bulb starts getting covered with soot, which makes it black, but beneath there is light. What overshadows human beings is a huge amount of negativity and layers of judgement and negative beliefs embedded in their minds. Because of this, there are people who work at a fraction of their potential; it’s like remaining unplugged
Arun Wakhlu - Pragati Leadership despite there being power supply. The power latent in each human being is so potent for productivity, but people are clueless about this. Also, there is absence of a holistic view and holistic working, which is a bottleneck to productivity. So, cross fertilisation of ideas, multiple perspectives and diversity are essential so that a holistic understanding of life can be achieved. This will, in turn, guide and inform people’s actions. There is no focus on speedy action. People forget, they don’t repeat what they have to learn and they forget what they have learnt. Also, we are good at nitpicking and don’t show appreciation. In an organisation, instead of studying the root causes of failure, one should study the causes of success. We tend to become overly critical; we have got to become a bit more positive. For example, in a company with 10,000 employees, it is essential to identify who the jugnus are and study what they are doing right and appreciate it rather than nitpicking on things. As is written in Bhagvad Gita, awaken the latent capacities in human beings and direct and channelise those energies towards clear goals and you will have true wealth, success, happiness and firmness of policy. Make this your path—the path of productivity. Joy is the hallmark of excellence in any field. Wherever you see excellence, you’ll always find joy. If people are not happy and engaged, forget about productivity. Therefore, keep employees first and customers second. Take care of your people first, get people in the right jobs and roles, give them space to function freely and, most importantly, trust them.
After an employee has been hired, is it the organisation’s responsibility to see that the employee is right for the role, as job seekers may pass every technical test given to them? Basically, there are two ways to look at it. One is to be deficiency-driven and the other is to be abundance-inspired. Deficiency-driven means that there is not enough and I have to somehow earn money even if I don’t enjoy what I’m
People are often not working as per their natural aptitude. doing, so there is no escape. Such a belief system leads to people’s lives actually manifesting the same story. Another thought is that if I enjoy and love what I’m doing, I’ll find the right job and attract more money. Usually, life pans out exactly according to the story you have in your head. To give you a metaphor, if I tune into BBC, I’ll not get Vividh Bharti, I’ll only get BBC. It’s the law of attraction and power of your beliefs. You have to believe that if I really give the best to life, the best will come to me and the best I can give is only when I work with joy and aptitude. In fact, my own experience tells me that only if you love what you are doing will you start earning substantially. You can’t be your best if you are not enjoying what you are doing. The paradox is that those people who don’t think about money and enjoy themselves in their work earn a lot of money; money runs after them. So, people need to switch over to the abundance-inspired attitude and know that life wants them to be happy and enjoy what they are doing. To give your best to life, you have to be very sure about the ‘why’ and ‘how’ in your life and only then look at ‘what’. You have to say happiness is who I am. Happiness is joy and unbound peace and that is who I am. From that space of wholeness and abundance, I give life the best I have and the material things will come. And happiness is unconditional. This moment is all you have; if you waste this moment, you will have lost your chance to be happy.
How can employers add value and make it better for themselves as well as for the company? Any good enlightened employer has to first start serving his people, only then can he get them to serve customers. Non-violent communication, forgiveness, healing relationships with each other and their inner self will help them do
so. Once employees are more at peace with themselves and with each other, then they can start serving the customer and delivering more value. If you don’t heal the human side first, where are you going to get the energy which you can channelise towards value delivery to customers? Leaders should understand that if your tree has to flourish and give fruits of productivity and growth, you have to take care of the roots. This can be done simultaneously by having conversations.
Then, for a company to progress, do leaders need to change their thinking? Yes. Leaders have to change their outlook and understand this new paradigm. It’s not a waste of time to let people talk to each other; it enhances productivity eight times, it enhances trust and engagement and that leads to profits. Getting people to understand the roots that they ignored also goes a long way. Research shows how trust and conversations actually lead to profitability, productivity and financial impact. Our approach to leadership is wholesome leadership, which looks at the whole system and the well-being of all.
Do you think that is all that it would take them to be ahead of their competitors? Yes and no. Yes, because we trust the collective intelligence of people to come up with ideas. You just need to seed it properly and give them the tools but ultimately let them take the initiative to make things happen. It should not be a top down command and control approach. Everyone should be a leader. If you are passionate about something and you want to make a difference, you are a leader. But most organisations don’t follow this and that’s why there is productivity failure. There is also a lot of ego in companies and no dignity of labour. If these issues are addressed, companies can take themselves to the next level and be ahead of their competitors. firstname.lastname@example.org
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MANAGEMENT GURUS Girish V Datar - AlignStream
through People We often see that most companies only concentrate on streamlining processes. However, in today’s day and age, more needs to be done. Girish V Datar, Harada Expert, AlignStream, talks to Nedra Pereira about some of the common mistakes companies make and what they can do to better their overall progress.
What, according to you, is the biggest mistake companies make? According to an official report, only 38% of the corporate people in globally evolved countries are actually concerned about the well-being of other people. In India, that percentage may be just 5%. Companies are focusing more on short-term results instead of long-term goals. Take for example the recession that happened in 2007–08. American banks lent money to people even when those people did not have enough security. The main idea was to get rich quick, and the consequences were not considered. These kinds of business decisions that purely focus on making money get one into trouble. According to a factual article, the net worth of billionaires in India is 18% of India’s GDP, which is a very large number. With a country like India, everyone focuses on price, and this is observed even with foreign companies setting shop here. They consider India to be the land of cheap labour, be it white or blue collar. The business gained here 142 MMT - January 2013
is only because price matters. This stops growth as the companies here are constantly projecting themselves as low cost. The next problem we see are with business heads—all that irks
When you want to improve productivity, you have to engage people who have a very holistic way of understanding the processes.
them is how to bring more profit and caring about their people is merely lip service. This is because greed is in our psyche. Apart from growth and profit, it is important to concentrate on the biggest asset a company has—its people. However, in India, there is no dignity of labour because of which we have a crisis of character where people do not care. So, the biggest mistake people make is that they work for money rather than the overall good of the society.
What is it that needs to be changed? Business leaders need to have a different approach to growing their business
Girish V Datar - AlignStream and not just make it about the money. Living in the 21st century, we have more to deal with now—environmental issues, terrorism issues—as compared to the 20th century. We now need to focus on innovation, which can only be possible if you trust your people. The big question here is that what is the purpose of businesses? Is it just to make money in the 21st century? Or is it also to do with respect for people, society and driving their excellence? If you look at any leadership development programme of companies, it will say, ‘Inspiring People’, but the impact will be very minimal. Part of the problem is Human Resource Development (HRD); the ‘D’ is gone, it is all administration. I know many managers who say that the HR in their company is only doing administration activities like organising your setup, admin policy and leave policy. From the HR point of view, one has to think differently and influence leadership, but I do not think they are doing that from the employees’ perspective. As an employee, one has only two avenues, namely, the HR and business leadership. Unfortunately, both are doing a poor job as the focus is only on making money and it does not serve the purpose of the society. If there is no work orientation, people are engaged and burnt out; the quality of life suffers. In India, 78% of the working people look at the next five years as filled with suffering and struggles. So, the productivity and sales increase at the expense of the quality of life, which is deteriorating. Who is responsible for this? It is not the police or the government; it’s the leadership. If you believe in people, then you can have a strong partnership and do something right. I think HR does not play a part in pushing company leaders to do the right thing. Some companies may do it the right way, but in totality, it is not being practiced.
What would be a good way to increase skill without much monetary investment for SMEs? Most
techniques like Lean Management and Six Sigma, but at some point, there is a need to train people. Basic level training exists but more is needed. When you want to improve productivity, you have to engage people who have a very holistic way of understanding the processes. People should be hired after proper screening so that the investment made in them is wise. Companies can either hire skilled people or train them to keep up with the times. Defining a goal and planning strategic actions to achieve the goal is necessary. I have a suggestion for companies to save their training costs. Companies spend universally on training. So, when recruiting, one can have a dialogue with the individual as to what his/her goal is five or 10 years down the road. He might give an answer that might be part of the training you are going to give him and you can save the costs there. So, instead of giving routine training to everyone without any thought process, you could save money by training only few people on few things. Normally, HR makes a training plan for the year based on the input given by functional managers who are not confident themselves. Using the Harada method allows businesses to see the best their employees have to offer and take full advantage of this to further their businesses.
Does HR only want to fill in seats as they want to make it worth the expenditure they incur on hiring a trainer? Yes. In India, the quality of consultants is very poor, yet companies are trying to get results from them. Leaders really need to think about what they are good at and what they want to achieve; otherwise, growth is not possible. It is important to introspect and have one-on-one coaching with personnel like CEOs and really get to know the employee base and then work on the actions required for a given goal.
What according to you is the most important factor for growth
and productivity? Respect! If you misbehave with people, it is not going to help anyone. In India, most people do not behave well with their employees, but expect to get the desired results. Another issue is that people do not want to address the truth as long as their business is going fine. This creates the need to go back to our basics of good character and respect for people, which will drive good behaviour and hence, business.
Food for Thought
Employees of truly successful companies will be able to describe why their organisation is great in less than 10 words without beating around the bush Look at your company in a holistic manner instead of thinking only about profit and loss The lesson is to respect your people, appreciate their uniqueness and help them grow, which, in turn, will lead to the progress of the whole organisation Build character based on the true values i.e., working for the good of the society as opposed to thinking only about oneself
Do you think employees should give honest feedback to their bosses without the fear of endangering their jobs? Yes, as long as business leaders have an open mind and are willing to accept criticism to improve. Leaders need to connect with their people, gain perspective and respect them. This in itself will benefit them in the long run. email@example.com
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MANAGEMENT GURUS Michael Bremer - The Cumberland Group
Optimise Time through Communication Michael Bremer, Vice President, The Cumberland Group, has extensive experience in business process redesign, Six Sigma, Kaizen/Lean methods, post-ERP business process performance improvement (financial and operational), project team development, lean accounting and continuous improvement. He shares some of his views in a tĂŞte-Ă -tĂŞte with Nedra Pereira. How did it all begin? I wanted to change the world a little bit. I had always wanted to write a book that could help leadership teams make major changes in their business. We had a relationship with Motorola in Chicago for about seven years and at that time, the Six Sigma methodology was competing with lean methodology. My mentor at Motorola wanted to blend the two methodologies. Then, we worked with Motorola customers and suppliers using both these methodologies. We wrote the Six Sigma Black Belt Handbook that dealt with lean leadership. In general, organisations are run by people; they might have cultural differences and so on, but at work, they are quite similar. If two or three companies are following the same methodology, it is quite possible that they are reading the same books or working with the same consultants and they will do things pretty much the same way. So, part of the issue was that we all got better but at the same rate, which 144 MMT - January 2013
led us to wonder why our competitive position did not change. While I was aware of its occurence, I was unsure why it happened. We then wrote a second book immediately after, but I did not get to organise my thoughts clearly. After researching the subject further for about three and a half years, we ended defining five ingredients that are necessary for progress. And customer value trumps everything.
According to you, what is the biggest mistake people make in line with trying to get ahead of their competitors in order to achieve productivity? The biggest mistake people make is realising how much they have to improve. It is really hard to understand how many
improvement opportunities exist as we all work so hard. It would not be so hard if we all believe that we are doing the right thing. When we think about improvement, we tend to think about incremental improvement of about 5% or 10% because thinking of 50% incremental improvements means that one is doing something wrong. Part of the challenge is being brave enough to realise that you are not doing something wrong, and that you are doing the best you can. But there are better ways to do it and you have to be open to those possibilities.
So, are people underestimating what they can do as they do not know how to do it? It is not that they do not know how to do it. They do not realise that from the
Michael Bremer - The Cumberland Group global perspective, there are others who are doing it better. There is a need to make a big leap and it can be sorted out with small improvements. But the risk of making only small improvements is that you may never make that big leap to introspect the changes to be implemented. The problem is the disconnect between how we run the business and how we make improvements. The easy thing to see in a manufacturing company is that improvements can be made on the shop floor because there is a physical product; value adding can be done using some simple analytical tools. However, the management is responsible for the overall running of the business and it wants all these improvements to happen and hopes that the results of this improvement will improve the business. But the problem is that most improvements reduce waste and create more free time. This time needs to be utilised, but if the management team is not sure about what they are strategically trying to accomplish, the time gained is not used optimally. Most of the times, a new process is followed for a while, but some days after we have implemented the improvement, a crisis comes up and because we are not doing something proactive in the time we saved, the fastest way for us to deal with the crisis is not to operate the new way but to go back to the old way. But then, a week later, another crisis comes up. So, what happens is that six months into the improvement plan and we have lost 70% of the benefit and drifted back to the old way. And part of the reason is that we could not decide what to do with that free time; the only use that we found for it was drifting back to the old way of operating.
What should a company look at to analyse what it is doing wrong? I think that it is fine for companies to send their people to learn about the tools and to implement improvement, but the company should decide what they are going to focus on for six months and then make a decision on how to implement the tools. The difference between the companies that are highly effective and
those that do an average job of making improvement is the engagement of the leadership team. The leadership team needs to learn because once they do, they will be able to passionately embrace the changes that need to be made. I suggest that all the managers and chief executive officers should first create a value stream map for their business for a major product family and get an understanding within the organisation of how much time is adding value and how much
Part of the challenge is being brave enough to realise that you are not doing something wrong, and that you are doing the best you can. time is not. Opportunities will appear in the map. The leadership teams should participate in making improvements by using the opportunities that arise. When they do that, they will be able to better appreciate the talent of the people in the organisation and realise how smart, energetic and passionate their employees are. Once this is realised, a sense of appreciation of the improvement is developed. Managers should be involved from time to time in training people and in improvement teams. It is fine to have trainers and improvement experts who do most of the work, but the leader should do more than just coming in to do the review. He should play a proactive role in training. The managers cannot do this because they are busy doing something else and the managers feel that they are focused on more important things with the overall business and are looking to delegate this improving process to other people in their organisations. The problem with managers is that they never realise the extent of the waste and hence employees should be able to come and tell them about the waste.
What does a company need to do
to get that cutting edge for itself ? We talked about improvements within the organisation; the other thing that the leadership team needs to do is to go outside the organisation where they can talk to their customers. So, if a leadership team has four senior leaders—president, people in charge of the operations, sales and finance—they all should go out and see how their customers use their products and actually unpack the box to understand how their current operations impact their customers. Seeing how the customer is doing things, the organisations will be in a better position to talk to the customer—not trying to sell anything but rather understanding whether they are facing any issues with the product. This gives a deeper understanding of the customers’ pain points and you can transform these points into improvement projects or use them in product development. One thing that needs to be considered is that the customer does not care what improvement is done within the organisation. The product concerns the customer. And it has been observed that an average organisation thinks that it knows everything sitting inside a conference room. It is not that the organisation has never visited a customer, but it does not have a deep insight to begin making a difference. Spotting what makes a difference to the customer will give any organisation a cutting edge.
Any advice that you can give for companies to get to higher levels of competency? Organisations need to remember that they are not destined to remain small companies and that their evolution depends on themselves; internal pitting of departments against each other is not going to help. All departments in the organisation need to support each other to optimise overall growth. If we begin to do the right thing and model the right thing, we can get more people inside trying to follow that model; the organisation tends to be reflective of the attitude that the leadership team has. firstname.lastname@example.org
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EXIM BOOST Metalworking Industry
The Balancing Act Ever since liberalisation in 1991, global giants turned to India to expand their territory in the manufacturing sector. Although this led to heavy investment in the metalworking sector, it adversely affected home-grown players. Today, they are struggling to get a fair share in the growing market due to lack of investment and the technology gap. Here are some ways to get India’s EXIM status for machine tools right.
hen it comes to imports, India ranks 7th in the world, but finds itself down to the 27th position when it comes to exports. According to projection, machine tools exports from India amounted to `1,802 million during 2011–12 as compared to `1,358 million during 2010–11, thus registering an annual growth rate of 33%. The imports in India amounted to `76,454 million during 2011–12 as it
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compared to `67,033 million during 2010–11, registering an annual growth rate of 11%. All types of machines— CNC, non-CNC, metal cutting, metal forming, used and new—are imported to India from various countries. This figure clearly shows that EXIM is not balanced in the Indian machine tools industry. Indian companies need to fill the gap between the amount of imports and exports. If the balance is not corrected immediately, many Indian SMEs might get gobbled up by the big players. Currently, China, Japan, Germany, US and South Korea account for more than 70% of the total machine tools consumption worldwide; it would be wise if Indian companies focus on these countries. Currently, India is doing most of its business with the Middle East, South East Asian countries and Africa; it is time now for
the country to enhance its presence in more developed markets.
Encouraging Trade Policy To support exports, the Indian government has set up many industryfriendly policies. For instance, the Scheme for Assistance to States for Developing Export Infrastructure and Allied Activities (ASIDE) has been formulated to involve the states in exports by providing assistance to the state governments to create appropriate infrastructure for the development and growth of exports. Administered by the Department of Commerce (DoC), the objective of this scheme is to establish a mechanism for involving the state governments in the funding of infrastructure critical for the growth of exports by providing them with financial assistance based on export performance.
Metalworking Industry To further boost exports, the government should look at the policies of some of the developed machine tools countries such as Japan, Germany, Korea, Taiwan, etc. The Indian government can consider some of the policies that these countries have structured in their system such as setting up state-owned laboratories, nationwide, to assist small and medium businesses in adopting NC technology, funding for R&D, industrial organisations, institutional infrastructure, encouraging exports and setting up proper infrastructure, among others. The government can also help in nationalisation to promote successful firms as role models in order to create awareness of international business opportunities.
With the country’s automotive, infrastructure, aerospace, energy, consumer durables and electronics & electrical industries surging forward, and major global players in these segments setting up their facilities in India, the country is establishing itself as a global manufacturing hub
Better Infrastructure Required Being one of the fastest growing economies in the world, India is witnessing rising machine tools demand. The growth has highlighted the need for better infrastructure. However, we are still struggling to develop proper roads, ports and natural resources. On the infrastructure front, there is a huge shortfall in all the three aernas— road, rail and port. This acts as a huge opportunity for establishing several new public/private partnership projects. To trade with foreign companies, ports become the key factor. But, the lack of infrastructural facilities in Indian ports is negatively affecting exports as the ports are struggling to cope with commodity traffic. Ports are unable to handle the container and vessel traffic despite a decline in economy and exports. Though the manufacturing and factory output rate has declined now, ports are unable to handle the current traffic. The delay at ports is affecting international trade.
On the Technology Front India is not far behind in terms of technology. But when it comes to some niche operations, complex machines, high-precision cutting, etc., global players lead the race. Major players
from the automobile, aerospace, construction equipment, medical device and electrical & electronics sectors demand high technology and consider machines from Japan, Germany, Italy, South Korea and other developed machine tools markets. It is high time that India starts focusing on R&D; the country needs to invest more and more in technology upgrades. All companies should devote some share of their revenue to technology upgrades. This warrants not only focusing on product development but also adopting sophisticated technology in the shop floors of innovative product companies.
High Consumption Leading the Industry The metalworking industry has been evolving rapidly in the recent years. It requires the validation of manufacturing processes right from the engineering phase. In order to achieve the strict targets to be delivered in a shorter time to market, machine tools manufacturers have to deploy state-of-the-art metal technologies. The maximum consumption of metal forming is in the automotive and consumer appliance industry, where large amounts of sheet metal are used for forming processes
such as forging, stamping, etc. These two industries have started growing rapidly in India over the last few years. The country is witnessing significant growth with the manufacturing sector clocking exceptional progress. India is establishing itself as a global manufacturing hub, with the country’s automotive, infrastructure, aerospace, energy, consumer durables and electronics & electrical industries surging forward, and major global players in these segments setting up their facilities in the country. In addition, as manufacturers have to meet the requirements of both domestic as well as international markets, machining techniques have undergone a paradigm shift in the industry. The high consumption base in the country is a major reason for uneven import-export balance. Because of high demand, all global giants look at India as a huge opportunity and have set up base in the country. On the other side, Indian companies are busy filling the local demand and do not even think of exporting their products.
Expansion: Need of The Hour Capacity expansion is one of the major factors that can enhance India’s EXIM balance. Because of high local consumption, many companies do not think of increasing their volume. Currently, the amount many of the companies produce is being consumed within the country. But to be a global player, this thinking has to be changed. Companies need to come out of their ‘safe zone’ and accept the global challenge. Indian companies are specifically known for their costeffective products and have been accepted by Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), but big players are yet to adopt Indian technology. Apart from a few players, Indian companies still have a lot of ground to cover to match the global standards. There are many global companies functioning in India and these account for around 70% of the local sales. If the Indian companies do not increase their January 2013 - MMT 147
Metalworking Industry capacity or are not able to make an impact in the market, sooner or later, there are chances that they will not be able to compete with major players. Indian companies need to adopt latest technologies in their system. They need to automate their processes to boost the volume, increase productivity and provide better solutions.
Focus on Export: Do Not Settle for Less India has considerable machine tools demand, which companies are not able to cope with. The Indian industry is totally dependent on global companies and imports around 70% of the machine tools. One of the biggest reasons for India’s low export is that the country has a huge consumption base that leaves companies to focus on the local market. Low amount of exports due to technology issues and high local consumption impacts the export status of any country. Hence, every company should make it imperative to export a percentage of
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production for export, which will help increase the amount of exports. Increase in exports will not only improve trade relations with the said countries but will also help in enhancing technological know-how and boost business.
The Way Ahead The Indian machine tools industry manufactures a complete range of metal cutting and metal forming machine tools. Customised in nature, products from the Indian basket comprise conventional machine tools as well as CNC machines. There are other variants offered by Indian manufacturers, 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 the Indian machine tools industry’s growth. As per the Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC) India— an export promotion council of engineering goods, projects and services from India— the export of machine tools in the year 2010–11 was `1344.19 million with a growth rate of 2.78% over the previous year. In the same period, the overall export of capital goods amounted to `102016.90 million with a growth rate of 34.03% over the previous year. This data clearly shows that the growth of machine tools export is much less than India’s capital goods’ growth rate. The country has a huge demand for machine tools, and it provides business opportunities for new entrepreneurs and can prove to be a prolific investment. All the companies need to do is look beyond India, compete with global companies in the global market, come out of their safe zones, increase their capacity and, finally, focus more on exports.
COUNTRIES TO CONNECT Japan
Trendsetter of Technology
Showcasing Trade Potential 154
Generating a New Wave of Investment 156
A Competitive Edge 164
Age of the Dragon
Bond With The Best 158
US On the Rise Again 160
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ccording to projections, the Indian machine tools industry ranks 13th in production, 7th in consumption, 4th in import 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 provides the required thrust to propel India forward. It is very simple—if India wants be part of the global competition, Indian companies have to look at the global market. As the consumption is very high in India, companies are not giving importance to export. Six countries—China, Germany, Japan, US, Korea and Italy—account for more than 70% of the machine tools consumption. Currently, Indian companies are doing business in some Eastern countries including the Middle East and African markets. It would be wise for India to focus on these six countries as well. In terms of the Indian metalworking industry, 70% of the machine tools are imported. Indian companies are not able to satiate the local demand, which is why most of the machines are imported. Another reason for increased imports is technology; although some Indian companies are introducing fine solutions, there is still a long way to cover to compete with global giants. Since most of the machines that come to India are from Japan and Germany, Indian component providers can find good business partners in these countries for equipment and engineering goods. Indian component providers have been very successful in the European and US markets, but SPMs have still not been accepted. So, when the global economy is uncertain, Indian machine tools builders, with their cost-effective products, can do successful business. In this section, we highlight seven countries such as Germany, Japan, US, China, Italy, South Korea and Taiwan, which have the most influence in the global machine tools arena. These seven countries head the world machine tools ranking, be it in terms of production, consumption, export or import. This section features market trends, uniqueness and future prospects of all the seven countries. India has established itself to capitalise on the new opportunities in the global metalworking industry due to low-cost manufacturing certification. Yet, the industry still has a long way to go to be termed as ‘developed’ in all aspects. With customers slowly prioritising quality and technology over price, the road to development seems smoother for the machine tools industry. In this section, Nishant Kashyap looks at trade relations with particular countries, focusing on the opportunities that India can optimise on and threats that it should be aware of.
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COUNTRIES TO CONNECT Japan
Trendsetter of Technology Japan-made machines are known in the global machine tools industry for their high-end technology and NC control systems. As optimism grows in global manufacturing, Japan is making significant investments in technology and innovation to regain its global ranking in the industry.
ost-World War II and during the period of rapid economic growth between 1956–1973, the Japanese 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 & assembly industries. The economic growth resulted in huge machine tools demand, which helped machine tools companies to stay ahead in the competition.
Japanese Excellence The Japanese machine tools industry has emerged as a leader and has successfully survived the highs and lows of the industry. Despite global competition, six Japanese firms still rank among the top 10 manufacturers of the world. Japan is a leading producer of metal cutting machinery. Japanese firms have successfully capitalised on export opportunities. The country currently tops in the list of machine tools exports. Japan pioneered the connect between numeric control and machine tools, 154 MMT - January 2013
which enabled it to surpass Europe and US in terms of production. Today, businesses in Japan’s machine tools industry are striving for continuous innovation even in a challenging economic environment, while focusing on the development of high-quality human resources. Today, every company is striving to improve precision, efficiency, operability and energy-saving features of its products.
Market Trends The 2012 World Machine Tool Output & Consumption Survey by Gardner Publication, Inc in 2011 says that due to overseas demand, production recovered up to US$18,353.1 million, an increase by 53% from the previous year. In terms of consumption, the country ranked second and accounted for US$7,620.5 million, an increase by 56%. In terms of export and import, the country accounted for US$11,380.6 million and US$648.0 million, respectively. However, recently published data from Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association shows a decline in machine tools orders. As per the report, machine tools orders received by domestic
Strong trade relations Huge consumer base High-end technology
manufacturers in November fell 21.3% in the same month a year ago to ¥88.17 billion, slipping below ¥90 billion for the first time in 25 months. Japan’s machine tools industry, in particular, has boasted of the greatest share globally since 1982, and its share has been exceptionally high.
Relations with India Japanese technologies have been accepted worldwide and India is not an exception. Japanese companies have been doing business in India for a long time and have got huge success in the country. When it comes to technology, Indian manufacturers have shown their faith in Japanese machines more than any other country. In future, the manufacturing sectors in both the countries will continuously create business for manufacturers and will keep the trade relations strong. firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNTRIES TO CONNECT South Korea
Generating a New Wave of Investment The Korean machine tools industry is weathering stormy business conditions arising from the Eurozone economic crisis. However, armed with creative innovation, Korean machine builders are geared to overcome the difficult tide with the firm belief that it will provide momentum for a new take-off.
he machine tools industry in South Korea has regularly upgraded its level of technology, and manufacturers in the country are now competing successfully in the world market in terms of innovative technologies and product range. Korea ranks fifth in production, seventh in export and fifth in import of machine tools.
trend, the market demand for Computer Numeric (CN) machine tools has rapidly increased. While macroeconomic policies strengthen the financial capability of companies engaged in manufacturing, textile, automobile and shipbuilding industries, economic policies have strengthened the financial capabilities in all manufacturing sectors.
Opportunities & Threats Growth Accelerator According to Korean Machine Tools Manufacturers’ Association (KOMMA), the machine tools production in January– June 2012 was about ₩1.81 trillion, up 3.6% year-on-year, while shipments also rose 10.3% to about ₩2.01 trillion. In terms of production by item, the yearon-year growth in orders was realised for NC cutting machines (about ₩1.56 trillion, 7.8%) and general purpose cutting machines (₩71.7 billion, 35.1%). But orders for metal forming machines decreased 28.5% to ₩174.5 billion. The demand in South Korea’s machine tools market has changed from standard, cost-effective products to highprecision machine tools. In line with this 156 MMT - January 2013
Companies such as Samsung, Hyundai, LG and Doosan have not only received a good response in India but have also set up manufacturing base in the country. Indian companies can provide component and raw materials to Korean companies and lately, they have started looking at Korea as a potential business partner. SIMTOS 2012 had a huge number of Indian exhibitors, visitors and buyers looking at business opportunities in the country. Korea seems to be a good business partner; but it can also be a threat for Indian companies, as it produces high-end sophisticated machines to costeffective products.
Why South Korea ?
Healthy trade relationship Huge demand for components Well established market
trade relationship. Many Korean machine tools giants have set up their facilities in India. According to Hee-Chul Park, Director General, KOMMA, “India is the fourth country we export to, after China, US and Germany. In 2011, Korea exported machinery worth US$168 million, with an increment of 39%. We share a good relationship with Indian companies. It is all about synergic growth prospects, as Indian companies have shown interest in Korean products and Korean companies are also willing to invest in India. This will enhance the trade prospects between the two countries.” Going forward, it has been forecasted that Korean machine tools manufacturers will expand their business in India, while India will look for business in machine tools component.
The Indian Connect India and Korea enjoy a very healthy
COUNTRIES TO CONNECT China
Age of the Dragon China is the leading producer and consumer of machine tools in the world. The growth of China is a double-edged sword for India, as it can dominate the market and grab more global investments, while the high consumption can generate business for the Indian counterpart.
hina’s exponential growth in automotive, infrastructure 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. Almost all the world’s top machine tools manufacturers are investing or setting up joint ventures in China, leading to the overall unprecedented growth in the country.
Dragon Threat It is not only on the defence front that India faces a threat from China, but the world’s most populous country is also posing a serious threat to India’s manufacturing sector. The growth of the manufacturing industry in China is a major concern for India, as many global companies are setting up base and making it a product/export hub. The strong growth in economy has made China a worthwhile market for the world’s machine tools manufacturers. Contributing to the development of the global manufacturing industry, 158 MMT - January 2013
the country is observing a double-digit growth in machine tools exports. This leads to India losing investment from global companies. Over the years, strong government support, strong infrastructure and huge consumer base are the main reasons that Chinese companies have become very aggressive and are producing cheap products. Cost-effective products are the main source of concern for Indian manufacturers, as India is also known for its cheap products. According to industry sources, Noida—manufacturing hub of North India—is suffering as cheap Chinese imports have increased in the region.
Opportunities for Indians Apart from being a threat for India, China is also a huge investment destination. As more than 20% of the global machine tools is consumed in China, it certainly is enough reason to invest in the country. Chinese SMEs demand low-cost products that India can provide at any given point. It also makes sense to start a manufacturing base in China, as the government is very supportive and encourages FDI in the country.
Vast consumption base Healthy trade relations Promising future
Future Outlook India and China have entered into a five-year economic cooperation plan to strengthen the trade relationship between the two countries. Industry experts believe that trade between China and India is expected to reach US$100 billion by 2015. It is rightly said that this decade belongs to Asia and the future of these two countries looks promising. China’s dominance in the global manufacturing area will surely be a source of concern for Indian manufacturers. But instead of fearing China’s dominance, Indian companies should work on their strengths and look at China as an opportunity. As the trade between the two countries is expected to be healthy in the future as well, it is essential to improve business relations with China. email@example.com
COUNTRIES TO CONNECT US
On The Rise Again The US machine tools industry, despite a sharp drop in production, export and import in the recent economic downturn, is relatively healthy. After the economic slowdown, the country is again bouncing back, with the order book on the rise. Advanced technologies and recent developments are again making the industry competitive in the global market, with its sales steadily rebounding.
he US is among the highly developed and technologically advanced countries in the world. It is one of the main countries producing highprecision machined components, tools and machine tools accessories since many decades. US is one of the biggest consumers of machine tools as well.
Market Trend After the economic slowdown in 2008– 09, the country’s machine tools industry is on the rise again. The economy, high manufacturing and stable government are helping US regain lost ground, and the automobile machine tools manufacturers in the country are again getting orders. To restructure its economy, the government is supporting the industry in many ways such as tax reduction and skill development programmes. Compiled by the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), in 2012, new orders for machine tools and related technology rose 40.7% to US$667.47 million in September, from US$474.31 million in August. The data is included in the monthly US Manufacturing Technology 160 MMT - January 2013
Orders report, which includes actual results of domestic sales of machine tools and associated equipment. Additionally, the US government has also sought to reduce the excessive burden of tax and regulatory policies that hamper growth, particularly on smaller companies. To meet these challenges and to make US manufacturing more globally competitive, the government launched the ‘Advanced Manufacturing Partnership and Skills for America’s Future’ programme. These initiatives focus on boosting manufacturing innovation and meeting the demands of a 21st-century workplace. 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 machine tools sector.
Opportunities Galore As the US economy is again getting back in shape and sending hope for the business, this is the time for Indian machine tools builders to invest in the country. Indian companies, apart from providing engineering components and equipment, can also become suppliers of
Growing consumption Demand for cost-effective components Healthy trade relations
cost-effective Special Purpose Machines (SPMs). As the consumption is gradually increasing in the country, American companies are looking for cheap component providers. This certainly will generate business for Indian component providers.
Tremendous Scope India has very good relations with American companies, especially in supplying automobile components. Many automobile manufacturers like Kennametal and Haas Automation have set up their base in the country. Since India is one of the biggest consumers of American machine tools and Indian companies are looking to expand in America, the future looks promising for both the countries. firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNTRIES TO CONNECT Italy
Showcasing Trade Potential The Italian machine tools industry resonates through its brands’—Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Fiat and Ducati—quality, design and performance. Italy exports 70% of its machine tools, which clearly shows its commitment towards technology. As the country is looking at India as a huge potential market, here’s a take on how Indian companies can optimise on the growing market.
n 2011, Italian manufacturers of machine tools, robots and automation systems suffered due to a slowdown in the world economy, which grew much less (+3.7%) than in 2010 (+5.2%). However, there was significant increase in production (+27.7%) and consumption (+27.5%) of machine tools. With its exceptional skill, innovative designs and highend technologies, Italy held the fourth position in the list of manufacturers and stood third in the list of exporters.
Italian Machine Tools Industry Italian manufacturers are known for their flexibility, quick response and supply of custom-made machines and systems. For 2012, UCIMU—the apex body of the Italian machine tools industry—has forecasted that production, export and import will increase by 4.9%, 12.3% and 5.8%, respectively. Luigi Galdabini, President, UCIMU, says, “The Italian production of machine tools, robots and automation systems in 2011 reached a value of €4,762 million, employing approximately 30,000 people. This sector remains one of the great strengths of 162 MMT - January 2013
Opportunities @ Italy
Italy is one of the biggest automobile manufacturers and the huge consumer base in the country certainly holds big scope for machine tools builders. Setting up business in Italy will not only allow one to access the Italian market, it will also open the doors for other European countries. Indian companies can capture the market by providing engineering goods and some components for the SPMs.
Relations between India and Italy The seventh largest export country for Italy, India is a big market for Italian manufacturers. The country is now looking to expand their business in India substantially and recently announced the launch of the Italian Technology Centre in Pune, which will represent 11 Italian companies and promote the ‘Made in Italy’ trademark in India. According to Galdabini, “Italy has extensive know-how and a large production output of machine tools, but has a weak domestic market. In contrast, India lacks in machine tools
To access the European Market To access the huge consumer base To upgrade technology
manufacturing experience, but has a strong demand due to the important production expansion in the country, with important industrial volumes. Therefore, a capillary and advantageous network of commercial agreements between the two countries could bring advantages to both.” In 2011, the import from Italy was around €135 million, which covers both metal cutting (56.2%) and metal forming (39.4%). Galdabini adds, “For the Italian machine tools sector, India is certainly one of the most important outlet markets. In 2011, India purchased machine tools for an overall value of €135 million.” With a long legacy of providing quality and reliance, the manufacturing sector of Italy is treading the road to build a healthy relationship with India. email@example.com
COUNTRIES TO CONNECT Taiwan
Gaining a Competitive Edge Taiwan is emerging as one of the strongest competitors on the global platform. While offering quality machine tools at par with the Japanese, this nation is also giving a tough chase to the Chinese. The price factor of Taiwanese machines can hamper Indian machine tools business as well.
machine tools industry currently has the highest production among all categories in the machinery industry, with 75% of the island’s machine tools production going to the export market.
The Taiwanese industry, over the years, has understood the nuances of the global market and is utilising its resources to excel in the global manufacturing industry. The country now manufactures high-end technology to cost-effective solutions. Their cheap solutions pose a threat to Indian manufacturers. In the last few years, Taiwanese companies have been aggressively looking at the Indian market and Indian companies have to produce cutting edge solutions to compete with them.
n the international machine tools fraternity, Taiwan plays an influential role by being the sixth largest machine tools producer in the world. The country exports nearly 75% of its machine tools output.
Taiwan has built a strong machine tools industry over a period of more than four decades. Taiwan’s products currently compete against Japanese, Korean and German technologies and face price competition from China. CC Wang, President, Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), says, “Taiwan’s machine tools suppliers are performing strongly despite the global economic downturn. Taiwan offers its buyers high-quality products for a much lower cost than other markets. Another advantage is that Taiwan provides a much faster delivery time (average three months) as compared to its counterparts in other markets such as Japan and Europe.” According to statistics compiled by TAMI, the local industry’s revenue for the first half of 2012 rose 9.40% yearon-year to US$2.09 billion. Taiwan’s 164 MMT - January 2013
Business With India Talking about relations with India, TsaoHsu Chen, President, Jainnher Machine Co Ltd, says, “India is a huge market for us, and we will keep investing in it in the coming years. With a population of 1.2 billion, India has a big market that we cannot ignore. We will keep participating in machine tools shows and advertise
Exchange of technology Good customer for components Strong presence worldwide
in magazines for expanding our sales market.” Talking about the challenges in India, Chen adds, “Most customers consider only the machines prices. I think we need to explain the difference between Taiwanese suppliers and other countries’ suppliers; customers should not just compare the price but also acknowledge the machines’ quality. Because Taiwanese suppliers offer reasonable prices and good quality, Taiwan is listed third in the export of huge machine tools, globally.” In future, the two countries are going to play key roles in the global machine tools arena, which warrants good business relations between the two countries. The growth of Taiwan is a threat to Indian companies, but it can also be looked at as a great opportunity to exchange and enhance the know-how of technologies. firstname.lastname@example.org
COUNTRIES TO CONNECT Germany
Bond With The Best Be it automobile, engineering goods, automation, electrical & electronics, power generation or machine tools, Indo-German relations have always been good. Over the years, the two countries have further strengthened their trade relations significantly. Here’s taking a look at the opportunities and future outlook of Indo-German relations.
ermans are known for their sophisticated machines, innovation and productivity solutions. Besides the core processing techniques— milling, turning, pressing and grinding—there exists an extensive variety of special purpose machinery supplied to highly sophisticated industries such as automobiles, aircraft, etc. Martin Kapp, President, VDW (German Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association), says, “2012 was a good year for the German machine tools industry. Following a record growth in 2011, orders decreased over the course of the year. The sector is anticipating a further growth of 8% in production output. This corresponds to sales of more than US$19 billion.”
Business Opportunity for India Germany is the world’s third largest manufacturer of machine tools. With a volume of almost US$7 billion in 2011, the country is an attractive target for all machine tools manufacturers operating on an international scale. It is an open market, but also a demanding one. According to Kapp, “India primarily 166 MMT - January 2013
supplies parts and accessories, machining centres and lathes. In alliance with German customers, they can produce high-quality parts and accessories, both for Indian and international markets. In 2013, the EMO Hannover will be the best platform for Indian manufacturers to raise their profiles.”
Trade Relations Germany has, for many years, been the second most important supplier for India’s industrial sector, after Japan. This is not a welcome confirmation of the good reputation enjoyed by German machinery and solutions in India. “Stand-alone solutions for sophisticated applications are much in demand. For the future, too, we are a very good partner for the ongoing upgrade and expansion of India’s industrial sector. When it comes to manufacturing higher-quality products in the automotive industry, medical technology or mechanical engineering sectors, German vendors are the first choice,” says Kapp. The relations between the two countries are healthy, as many segments other than machine tools
Why Germany ?
Acceptance of Indian components Large consumer base Well established trade relations
have also generated good business. Indian companies have been supplying component and engineering equipment to German manufacturers and are now looking to expand their presence in the country. “In 2011, following a severe drop as a result of the crisis in 2009–10, exports rose again by more than onefifth. In 2012, the slowdown in India’s industrial dynamics affected German deliveries as well, which showed a slight decline. A broad spectrum of technologies was exported from Germany, particularly machining centres, grinding machines, parts and accessories, etc. Also, orders for machine tools rose slightly during the year’s first nine months, so we are confident that the level of exports can be maintained,” concludes Kapp. email@example.com
176 IMTEX Curtain Raiser – Bringing the Shine in Ma‘SHEEN’ing
World of Learnings from Trade Titans
Future Forecast Indian Economy 2013: Will it Rise or Fall?
IMTEX 2013: Manufacturing Technology Demonstrator
As the globe heads towards new beginnings, here’s taking a look at what IMTEX 2013 has in store for the world. Cautious optimism will be the ‘mood’ of the show.
While IMTEX stands as the premier machine tools trade show of India, what can be done to make it the numero uno trade show of the world?
The year 2012 left us with expectations, hopes and learnings. Will 2013 play a more optimistic role in the global economy?
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CURTAIN RAISER IMTEX 2013
BRINGING THE SHINE IN MA‘SHEEN’ING The global machine tools fraternity is again heading towards Bengaluru to explore a wide range of the latest, state-of-the-art technologies from India and the world at the country’s premier machine tools event—IMTEX 2013. This year, the event will have something of interest for everyone. Debarati Basu Das offers a sneak peek into this grand event...
he machine tools industry is going through one of its most innovative phases. While technology and out-of-the-box machining solutions are becoming the need of the hour, IMTEX has been a platform for India to showcase its potential and also give leverage to global technology. Giving impetus to technology, the 16th Indian metal cutting machine tools exhibition— IMTEX 2013—is all set to start from January 24, 2013. The seven-day machine tools extravaganza will showcase an exhaustive range of innovations and technological refinements in the complete product segment of metal cutting machine tools. Additionally, the concurrent event— Tooltech 2013—which is the 15 th international exhibition of cutting tools, tooling systems, machine tools accessories, metrology & CAD/CAM, will feature the latest trends in cutting tools and tooling systems from across the globe. Along with this, the exhibition will display a wide 176 MMT - January 2013
range of metal cutting technologies and machineries including those in the areas of turning, drilling, boring machines, milling, gear cutting, finishing, screwing, threading, grinding, tool grinding, honing, lapping, polishing, deburring, hardening & heating, machining centres, assembly systems & industrial robots and various other special purpose machines. Tooltech 2013 will also feature the latest
Highlights of IMTEX 2013 More than 47,000 sq m of exhibiting area Over 900 exhibitors Expecting about 50,000 visitors Participation of 24 countries Nine country groups International seminar on Forming Technology with eminent speakers from across the globe Trade delegations Academia-Industry Pavilion
in measuring machines and instruments, sensors and diagnostics, portable electric and pneumatic tools, CAD/CAM hardware and software, testing and balancing machines, lubricating oils & cutting fluids and other equipment for cutting tools.
The Year That Was … IMTEX 2011 was a mega success and saw the participation of 813 companies. Spread over an area of 45,000 sq m, IMTEX, along with Tooltech 2011, saw the participation of 23 countries, including eight country groups—China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and US. The exhibition also witnessed participation from Australia, Canada, France, Korea, Holland, Turkey, Belgium, Russia, Japan, Thailand, UK, etc. This success has provided the association with the impetus to make it bigger and better.
Major Highlights The event this year will be spread across
IMTEX 2013 an increased exhibition space of 47,000 sq m, with over over 900 exhibitors displaying their best and most unique products. This year, the event will have participation from 24 countries including nine country group participations. With trade delegations from major user industries buzzing at the event to capture the best deals, the event will also host international seminars on machining technology, which will highlight evolving trends in the machine tools industry from all over the globe. The 2011 event had experts from
Germany, Italy, Israel, Japan, Switzerland, UK, US, Singapore and India sharing their experiences and latest developments on metal cutting solutions in the areas of auto component machining, aerospace, die & mould machining, control systems, measurements & automation and new generation machine tools. IMTEX 2013 will feature an exhibition space—Academia-Industry Pavilion—where academic and research institutions will present themselves and their particular field of research related to the Indian machine tools industry.
The best displays will be awarded cash prizes. This initiatives aimed at building a strong academia-industry synergy in the field of machine tools and manufacturing technology, thus giving an excellent opportunity to company employees and students to have a first-hand experience of the best in metalworking technology. With so much happening at the same platform, there is possibly no reason not to be a part of this galore of opportunities that IMTEX 2013 will bring.
Exhibitors’ Views Satish Sadasivan, Managing Director, SCHUNK Intec India Pvt Ltd The single largest Indian industrial trade fair, IMTEX 2013, is expected to have a catalysing effect on industrial motivation, resulting in growth. At the moment, the resurgence of aggressive industrial activity is awaiting a boost from an event like IMTEX to secure customer confidence. I am sure that IMTEX will be followed by brisk and busy days for the industry. IMTEX itself has undergone a paradigm shift in its significance. Today, it is a platform for solutions and optimisation; it is not just about products. SCHUNK will bring to the fore the experience of innovative solutions, optimisation and cost benefits at IMTEX 2013.
Mukund Bharadwaj, Deputy CEO, Guhring India Pvt Ltd Compared to the year 2011, this time around, IMTEX might have a subdued response both from the visitors and exhibitors. This is due to the prevailing market conditions and the fact that many participants are trimming down their outlay. Visitors too have a trimmed down budget. So, there might not be as much business as the previous show. However, although we are not expecting a lot of business during the show, we will be showcasing some of our focused products.
P Thangavel, Director, S&T Engineers Pvt Ltd IMTEX is the most important platform to display our latest products. Since it is biennial event, we use this platform to meet the existing and new customers during this show. We have been participating in IMTEX since 2001 and all the shows have given us a good customer database. Being in IMTEX is a great experience, as we get the opportunity to see the entire range of new products launched in visuals. We are expecting to generate enquiries of around `50 crore; however, we are still waiting for the revival of the economy. The 2012 edition of IMTEX has helped us reach out to more customers. To attract more customers, we will display our latest technology through products like YCM 5-axis machining centre and horizontal machine centre.
Vinay Javali, Deputy ManagerMarketing, UCAM Pvt Ltd IMTEX, as everyone knows, is one of the premier trade shows in India. This event has always led to good returns in terms of brand building and networking with customers. This time too, we are expecting a huge customer base from India and abroad to attend the event, which will help us network better with them. We are going to make the most of this event and are launching various new products during the show. Direct Drive Rotary Table will be one of our premier products to be launched during the event this time.
Sridhar Pissay, Vice President – Sales and Marketing, Carl Zeiss Even though the market conditions are not good, there is a lot of longterm planning going on in the market. All eyes are on the year 2014 where we are expecting a reversal in the market. However, due to the slump in the market conditions, although many companies have decided to stay away from the show, many other companies are making it to IMTEX 2013. We are optimistic about the outlook of the show and are launching three new products during the show.
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Exhibitors’ Views TK Ramesh, CEO, Micromatic Machine Tools Pvt Ltd IMTEX is one of the biggest shows in the metal tooling industry in India. This year, IMTEX is sure to bring much awaited relief and cheer to the industry, which is reeling from severe pressure. The industry is gearing up for a lot of customer inflow and order bookings through IMTEX. This can easily be seen in the booth bookings at IMTEX, which have surpassed all previous records. We too are lining up lots of product launches and new offerings for our customers this time. The entire team is ready to heartily welcome all visitors at our booth.
Amitabh Varma, Head – Marketing Services, Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd This is a very good time to organise IMTEX. The economy might not be doing very well, but this event can be of advantage, as people are utilising the time to look for new solutions and technologies. When there is too much business, people do not get the time to look at other aspects. Bharat Fritz Werner Ltd has acquired majority stake in Matec—a German manufacturer— and has entered into a strategic alliance with Spinner. We will be displaying a total of 14 machines along with some of their machines for the first time on Indian soil.
BC Rao, MD, Kennametal India Ltd The Indian machine tools sector has matured over the last decade; it has grown more integrated in the global marketplace. IMTEX 2013 will spearhead a wide range of opportunities for Kennametal as an end-to-end solutions provider, including process engineering support for manufacturers. Our focus is to add value to every part of the customer’s process, from art or concept design to the production of a finished part. At this year’s IMTEX, we are presenting an exciting array of new products designed to make our customers more productive, including the entire hole-making portfolio, KenFeed 2X, Mill 1-7, Rodeka, KSEM PLUS B1 & KSRM, etc. Santosh Prabhu, Managing Partner, Tool Grinding Technologies SM Dangi, Manager – Marketing, Festo Controls We have been a part of IMTEX ever since it shifted to Bengaluru and we have participated in every metal cutting event. Over the years, IMTEX has grown to become a technology show rather than being just a machine tools show. There is a large number of exhibits on accessories, spare parts, etc. Our main aim this time is to identify and strike deals with companies that have new projects and expansion plans. The market seems to be going through a slowdown and any kind of clarity on the situation will only come by the first half of 2013. So, although there might not be many prospective business opportunities immediately, companies with future projects will be at the event to understand the technology and envisage lucrative deals in future.
Francis Joseph, DGM, Raj Petro Specialties Pvt Ltd We have been a regular visitor of IMTEX, but this is the first time that we are participating. We have been preparing ourselves for the last two years to come up with some unique products to launch at the event. This year, as an exhibitor, we are expecting visitors from all quarters, especially the auto and auto components industry. We will have some of our products including high performance lubricants, synthetic and semi synthetics metal working fluids, quenching oils and other products. We are also hoping to meet potential visitors.
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The industry has been going through a slow patch for the last six months. Considering this, we are presuming that there might not be high participation of end user industries like auto and auto components manufacturers. However, the defence sector has received several new projects. Hence, potential visitors from the ordnance and defence industry will be there at the event to look for new technology. IMTEX is a very good event to refurbish one’s visibility in the industry. Sunil Kumar Rao, Director – Marketing, Farmax Machines Pvt Ltd The industry always goes through a sinusoidal phase and we are certainly going through a trough with the slowdown in the market. However, there is hope that from here, the industry will only gain some momentum. We should be able to see investments and business rolling in by the end of the first quarter. Automotive is also showing signs of recovery in India. We have continuously been communicating with our European counterparts and we find no drop in their enthusiasm about India, which is one of the fastest growing countries after China. firstname.lastname@example.org
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IMTEX 2013: Manufacturing Technology Demonstrator
the perfect platform for showcasing the latest technologies MTEX, organised by IMTMA, is the leading trade and putting yourself on the global map. The show is a fair for the machine tools sector, which offers the technology and capability demonstrator rather than a retail highest provider and user interface. Exhibitors outlet. Branding is another important feature of a show of from all over the world will put their efficiency and this calibre. Exhibitions should have booths with a highly innovative power to test before the best qualified professional environment and not stalls with a festive and experienced manufacturing professionals. For any atmosphere like the ones you see at melas. It is going to exhibition of this calibre, factors such as timing, the external be a fiercely competitive situation and those who manage environment, GDP growth and consumer sentiment are very to create clear ‘differentiators’ are the ones who will benefit important as they set the ‘mood’ for the show. the most. It is going to be a fight to the finish to capture For instance, the 2011 show had an upbeat atmosphere maximum footfalls and eyeballs. as the economy had bounced back from the The challenge for the exhibitors would disastrous recession of 2008–10. However, Cautious optimism will be be to ferret out serious buyers from the today’s scenario is slightly different. If not the ‘mood’ of the show. large crowds that will visit the show, altogether negative, it is downright confusing. ensuring that their message on technology, We see scams and scandals, inaction in capability and brand is effectively conveyed in the blink of an bureaucracy, absurdity in politics, a social backlash arising eye and that follow-up action post IMTEX is well planned from the benefits of liberalisation not having reached the and executed. people at the bottom of the pyramid, a restive younger On the industry platform, IMTEX 2013 comes at a population whose aspirational gap is widening and an crucial time when India is preparing for a quantum leap inapt administration, which is hopelessly out of touch with in machine tools consumption—from `10,000 the ground reality of a fast changing India. crores to `50,000 crores—making India cross the Only time will tell how all these will manifest 2-trillion GDP mark in 2020. This is a serious themselves. In addition, India’s rating is challenge as well as a big opportunity with a lowly constantly under watch. And it seems that the base of 1% of the world production. Through story of Incredible India is not so incredible IMTEX, the Indian machine tools industry can after all! However, inward remittances and legitimately dream of taking a quantum leap, agricultural production are still growing and improving its current ranking (12th) to be among consumer demand is still holding strong. The assessment is that the economy may have the top 5 machine tools producers in the world. bottomed out and now, we will see a gradual IMTEX 2013 will be a clear indicator of upward trend. Thus, one expects to see cautious optimism whether the Indian machine tools industry has succeeded in as the ‘mood’ of the show. In short, the external situation creating a platform to launch itself towards is certainly not going to be a show-stopper. IMTEX is achieving this target.
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IMTEX 2013 IMTEX vs Global Exhibits
World of Learnings from Trade Titans The machine tools fraternity has its eyes set on the first mega event of the year-IMTEX 2013. With the maiden edition held in the year 1969, the event has grown exponentially over the last four decades. As the world of new trends and technology opens its gate with the inauguration of IMTEX 2013, the time is ripe and right to evaluate and analyse the value propositions of the top trade titans, be it EMO, OF, SIMTOS and TIMTOS. IMTS, JIMTOF, IMTEX - India IM
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featuring the Indian industry’s strong position in the global market. Moreover, the event has acted as a catalyst for the growth of this industry. Here is a comparative analysis on the magnitude at which the Top 5 exhibitions of the world are held and their attractive business propositions.
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Stats Talk: IMTEX 2011 Total Exhibitors: 814 Exhibition Space: 25,366 sqm Exhibiting Countries: 23 Visitors: 92,500 nos
IMTEX vs Global Exhibits and Israel. It also features country pavilions that further help exhibitors and visitors to strengthen business relations with particular countries. Slotted among one of the most important Asian machine tools exhibitions, IMTEX has become a one-stop forum where users and customers are empowered with the display of technologies that give an edge to their manufacturing. IMTEX undoubtedly acts as an enabler to global manufacturing competitiveness and a window to the emerging technologies of the future. IMTEX also has a concurrent show—Tooltech. It is India’s premier exhibition showcasing the latest trends in cutting tools and tooling industry from across the country as well as from various corners of the globe. The event will showcase the latest range of cutting tools, tooling technologies, production aids, machine tools accessories, metrology as well as CAD/CAM software. Major overseas countries represented at the exhibition included Australia, Canada, France, Korea, Holand, Turkey, Belgium, Russia, Japan, Thailand, UK, etc. The event is strategically organised keeping in mind the interest of the industry, so it focuses on metal cutting and metal forming every alternate year. Over the years, IMTEX has grown to become the best business platform in India for the machine tools fraternity and play an important role in the development of the Indian metalworking industry.
EMO – Germany Exposition Mondiale de la Machine Outil, better known as EMO, is one of the largest and the most soughtafter trade shows in the world today. This bi-annual European exhibition for the metalworking industry is held in Hannover, Germany. Over the years, EMO has gained the stature of being
Stats Talk: EMO 2011 Total Exhibitors: 2,037 Exhibition Space: 176,435 m2 Exhibiting Countries: 41 Visitors: 140,000
Why Exhibit in EMO?
One of the oldest trade shows Exponential expansion of the show with every event Consistent balance to ensure quality exhibitors and visitors High rate of visitors who strike business A gateway to the European machine tools industry A platform to set industry trends for the future Launch pad for path-breaking technologies
the Mecca of exhibitions for machine tools builders across the world. This has been an event that has helped companies to successfully promote their business in the international machine tools industry through Germany. The event has always maintained exquisite standards of exhibitors. Despite catering to a recovering market, EMO 2011 garnered orders of at least €4.5 billion. The event had over 2,037 exhibitors from 41 countries, of which 261 were Italian, 155 were Taiwanese, 130 were Swiss, 97 were Chinese and 28 were Indian. This innovation is not just restricted to the highly unique machines on display but also includes functional and appealing designs. The event focused on innovations and solutions that are in sync with sustainability in production. EMO 2011 is proof of how intensely manufacturers are focusing on energy efficiency in their facilities and economical use of energy and raw materials. The event had over 40% international exhibitors, which has been the unique key success factor of EMO. Over 140,000 visitors from over 100 countries visited EMO 2011. As per the post event analysis, more than half of the visitors had decisionmaking authority in procurement and purchasing. Close to 55% of the visitors came with concrete investment plans at EMO 2011. Among foreign participants, about half the visitors were interested in expanding their capacity,
while 20% of the participants were first time investors of machine tools. The many social events added to the flavour of EMO 2011. Conferences on sustainable production techniques, production technologies for the aerospace, potential in the Russian market and the recruitment campaign stole the show. EMO was one of the most successful fairs in terms of net exhibition space and volume of orders obtained through the fair. It reflected the global business environment of the industry and has been the largest international showcase for the machine tools industry. CECIMO has confirmed that the global machine tools market is growing significantly again after the downturn of 2010–11. EMO intends to be at the centre of the world of machines in 2013 and continues to be the undisputed leading trade fair of the industry.
IMTS – The USA Even as the US economy has been inconsistent in its future forecast, it is still one of the most dominant players in the business. The international
Why Exhibit in IMTS?
The largest machine tools show of the US A straight 21% growth of the show in 2012 Extremely organised to encourage healthy comparison of technology and machines on display An Advanced Manufacturing Centre that displayed Boeing Fuel Cell Demonstrator Aircraft and a Lotus Formula 1 Race Car (as well as metal and carbon fibre car components displayed by Lotus) to enhance participation The event had 10 industry pavilions, 18 major product groups and more than 350 product categories on display
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Why Exhibit in JIMTOF?
Why Exhibit in TIMTOS?
Exhibiting Countries: 30 Visitors: 100,200
Stats Talk – IMTS 2012 Total Exhibitors: 1,909 Exhibition Space: 1,240,863
manufacturing show is a platform to encounter new manufacturing technologies and ideas. IMTS 2012 witnessed a record number of 100,200 visitors. With more than 100,000 industrial decision-makers under the same roof, IMTS is certainly the place to get ideas and find solutions to manufacturing problems. The event had over 1,909 exhibitors covering more than 1,240,863 sq m of space. A post event survey brought out the fact that not just 95% of the visitors were satisfied with the exhibits, 91% were successful in finding specific products or solving manufacturing problems. Over 60% of the people at the event made new business contacts. The 29th edition of IMTS was host to exhibitors and visitors from 119 countries; the total registration for the six-day event of 100,200 visitors was a 21.6% increase over 2010, marking the largest show-toshow increase ever for IMTS.
JIMTOF – Japan Japan has been the unprecedented place for the growth of technology and innovation in Asia for decades. As technology rose in the East, the world looked at the machine tools manufacturing monopoly moving to Japan. The Japan International Machine Tool Fair (JIMTOF) is one of the most important events and the gateway to Asian manufacturing. Organised by Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association (JMTBA) and Tokyo Big Sight Inc, this biennial
Stats Talk – JIMTOF 2012 Total Exhibitors: 691 Exhibition Space: 82,660 m2 Exhibiting Countries: 71 Visitors: Over 100,000
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One of the oldest Asian trade shows Double expansion of exhibition over two exhibitions Huge and cumulative support from more than 12 industry associations Japan, a gateway to other Asian countries including China, Taiwan, Korea and Hong Kong
event had over 813 companies from 23 countries spread across 44,676 m2 of space in 2010. In 2012, with 691 exhibitors, the event almost doubled by encompassing over 82,660 m2 of exhibiting space. The event has received extensive cooperation from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and support from over 12 associations including Japan Machine Tool Importers’ Association, Japan Forming Machinery Association, Japan Precision Machine Association, Japan Solid Cutting Tools’ Association, Japan Cemented Carbide Tool Manufacturers’ Association, Japan Machine Accessory Association, Japan Precision Measuring Instruments Association, etc. The 26th edition of JIMTOF held in 2012 had a vast gamut of technology on display, which is also one of the rare attractions of the event.
TIMTOS – Taiwan Taiwan is one of the most promising nations in today’s machine tools fraternity. Since a decade, it has been providing a perfect blend of high-end technology and low-cost solutions and has been attracting international attention. With business opportunities growing leaps and bounds in this
Stats Talk: TIMTOS Total Exhibitors: 928 Exhibition Space: 90,000 m2 Exhibiting Countries: 20 Visitors: 45,500
Well organised show 2011 was the largest trade show in Taiwan’s history Synergetic and synchronised effort from TAMI, TAITRA and Taiwanese companies The show has an international approach For TIMTOS 2011, the organisers mobilised 56 branches around the world to invite leading buyers and arrange buyer groups from Italy, Russia and India. This shows the country’s dedication towards success The 2011 event had a growth of 18.9% over the 2009 event
country, Taiwan has marked its presence in every country. Organised by Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and Taiwan Association of Machinery Industry (TAMI), TIMTOS is a binneal event, which has been representing the country since 1975. The event had over 928 exhibitors from 20 countries in 2011 and achieved a ‘Double 5K’ by hosting 5,152 show booths, which attracted a record high of 5,071 overseas visitors. The event expects to have a 5.38% growth rate in exhibitor participation and house over 978 exhibitors in 2013. The event also garnered huge interest with over 45,500 visitors, including 35,748 domestic visitors, attending the show. The event has some of the top manufacturers of the world from various countries including Australia, Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom and the US. The 2011 event had a growth of 18.9% over the previous show held in 2009, which is commendable. Given the exponential growth of the event, TIMTOS took up speedy construction of Exhibition Hall to allow larger number of exhibitors to participate
in the event. Taiwan’s machine tools industry is known for its fast assembly capability and easy access to components given the synergy in the establishment of industry clusters. This is why Taiwanese manufacturers are favoured by overseas buyers from emerging markets that offer quality products at lower prices to their customers. Keeping pace with the business opportunities, TAITRA had invited 12 leading international buyers from seven countries for the ‘TIMTOS 2011 – Trade Meeting’. Of the 12 buyers, 9 were companies with annual sales topping US$50 million and 3 were the top 5 importers in their respective markets. A total of 51 exhibitors had joined 71 sessions of the meeting, reporting on-site transactions of US$280,000 and followup orders projected at the value of US$4.52 million. In 2011, Japan had the strongest buyer representation followed by China. But a large number of business was from other countries including Malaysia, South Korea, India, Thailand, US, Turkey, Singapore and Russia. For TIMTOS 2011, the organisers had mobilised 56 branches around the world to proactively invite leading buyers and arrange buyer groups from Italy, Russia and India.
SIMTOS – Korea The machinery industry is the core industry and accounts for 40% of all manufacturing industries in Korea. This industry has taken a quantum leap with united technology of Information Technology (IT), Nano Technology (NT), Biotechnology (BT), Environmental Technology (ET), Robot Technology (RT) and Space Technology (ST). The Seoul International Manufacturing Technology Show
Stats Talk: SIMTOS 2012 Total Exhibitors: 700 Exhibition Space: 108,165 Exhibiting Countries: 35 Visitors: 100,000
IMTEX vs Global Exhibits
Highlights: IMTEX 2013
Why Exhibit in IMTEX
Total Exhibitors: 922 Exhibition space: 48,000 sq mts Participating Countries: 24 Group Participating countries: 9 Number of halls: 5
Largest Indian machine tools show with international participation Covers a huge range of metalworking machines Presence of national and international delegations
Learnings from Global Shows A strong and undeterred support from the state and central governments along with various machine tool organisations will give a sense of certainty to foreign participants. A renewed effort to help foreign companies and organisations to build a relationship with Indian counterparts will take the industry a long way. More number of industry-related seminars to enhance the technical knowhow and update the metalworking community on the latest trends. (SIMTOS) has evolved to reflect the trends of the machinery industry, and Korea Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (KOMMA) provides a new paradigm of the convergence of next generation intelligent manufacturing technology and existing main industries. SIMTOS 2012 was divided into five brand pavilions by exhibiting metal cutting & die-mould working, press & metal forming, cutting-off & welding, tools & related equipment, CAD/CAM, measuring systems & robotics and materials & motion controls. The show also expanded its exhibit to upgrade itself from being a
Why Exhibit in SIMTOS?
Huge gamut of exhibits right from machine tools manufacturers to technology manufacturers Huge space for exhibitors Adequate efforts by organisers in company meetings and interactions for business Special efforts by KOMMA to guide visitors to meet specific exhibitors as per their requirements Exhibitor count doubled over the last two exhibitions
machine tools show to a manufacturing technology show.
The Road Ahead IMTEX has certainly grown bigger with vigour to encompass the industry’s potential. The previous edition of IMTEX on metal cutting machine tools and manufacturing solutions featured participation of 813 companies. Spread over a gross area of 45,000 sqm, IMTEX 2011, along with Tooltech 2011, saw the participation of 23 overseas countries, including eight country groups from China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and the US. IMTEX 2013 aims to achieve even more. The event is strategically organised keeping in mind the interest of the industry, so it focuses on Metal cutting and Metal Forming every alternate year. Over the years, IMTEX has become the best business platform in India for the machine tools fraternity and plays a big role in the development of the Indian metalworking industry. However, at a time when the entire world is looking towards India with hopes of exponential business opportunities, IMTEX forms the gateway for various countries to judge, assess and discover the potential of the country. January 2013 - MMT 185
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fter maintaining a lull period throughout, the last leg of the year 2012 ended by shooting up the expectations of the Indian market. The industry output reached a record high of 8.2% in October, which is the highest since 2011— the year that saw a 5% dip. Adding to this, manufacturing in India grew by 9.6% and the government forecasted an approximate growth rate of 6% by the end of 2013. Finance Minister P Chidambaram expressed his views on the jump in the Index of Industrial Production
(IIP) in October by saying, “I am very encouraged by the indications of the green shoots in the economy in terms of production. Industry production figures are very interesting.” But are the ‘green shoots’ equally encouraging the industry? Is this the beginning of a new trend, which will continue in 2013? Can the forecasts be trusted and can we hope for the market to open up? While there is
optimism in the Indian air, one cannot evade the signs of restraint in various quarters of the industry. The numbers have left the industry talking and trying to identify the real colour that the Indian economy is painting.
Beating the Blow The Indian industry has been grappling in the dark for quite some time now. Coming out of the global economic downturn, the stark fall of car sales during the festive season came as an unexpected blow to the industry. The passenger car sales declined by 8.25% in November and the growth of two-wheeler sales remained subdued. This has not just stalled all plans of major expansion and investments by auto giants but has also affected the machine tools and ancillary parts industries in a major way. Most manufacturing auto component units have either reduced or stalled production temporarily. The industry is currently in the ‘wait and watch’ mode and is hoping for some changes to break the jinx.
Stats Talk The overall scenario, however, is quite mystifying. The annual
Indian Economy 2013 With the unexpected fall in auto demand, the ever increasing inflation rate and the continuous political doldrums, the year 2012 did not turn out to be exactly the way it was predicted. However, there are signs of recovery in the market already. Are these signs just a mirage to continuing the downward trend? Can the industries and market get their hopes high and line up their investments? Will 2013 be a wait and watch scenario for all? Debarati Basu Das tries to analyse 2013. 186 MMT - January 2013
Indian Economy rate of inflation, based on the monthly Wholesale Price Index, stood at 7.24% in November 2012, as compared to 7.45% in the previous month and 9.46% in November 2011. While inflation is one of the biggest issues baffling the market, this certainly is a positive sign. This has led to demands from the industry for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to cut interest rates. However, the RBI kept key policy rates, including the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR), unchanged in its mid-quarter review of monetary policy for 2012–13 held on November 18, 2012. While the repo rate was maintained at 8%, CRR was also maintained at status quo of 4.25%. The Reserve Bank of India wrote in its mid-quarter monetary policy review, “In view of inflation pressures ebbing, the monetary policy has to increasingly shift focus and respond to the threats to growth from this point onwards.” The central bank was under enormous pressure to cut rates from the industry and the Finance Ministry, both of which believed that a monetary easing at this stage would lift spirits and ultimately aid in reviving the growth. Nonetheless, the numbers have certainly drenched the hopes of investors again this time.
Rising IIP Graph The 8.2% growth in industrial production in October was at a 16-month high, mainly on account of a rebound in capital and consumer goods and the statistical impact of a low base. Consumer durables were reported to be at a 16.5% high, while non-consumer durable goods were at 10.1%. In October, the capital goods output expanded 7.5% from a 12.9% contraction a month before. The capital goods segment had seen growth for the first time in 2012 since April. The government’s overhaul of certain policies worked in the favour of factory output growth during the month of October. The industrial output had contracted 0.7% in September, although it shrunk by 5% in October last year. Reacting to the IIP growth numbers, the minister said that, so far, this fiscal
While a major amount of cash and investment is piling up at various PSUs, this money should find its way out to sectors that are crying for investments. IIP had shown positive growth only in May, at 2.5%, and August, at 2.3%. He suggested a patient watch of the market for the next four months for the picture to be clearer. Meanwhile, other sectors had their own stories to tell. While the manufacturing sector climbed 9.6%, the power sector registered a rise of 5.5%. The mining sector output shrank 0.1%, lower than the contraction of 5.9% in 2011. In the cumulative period of April–October 2012, the IIP grew 1.2% lower than the 3.6% recorded in the same period in 2011. Amidst all this, while the government targets to achieve a 6% GDP growth in 2013, the industry, going by its judgement and experience, is expecting a maximum rise of GDP to be not more than 5.3– 5.5%. The major expectation, however, is that the inflation will fall further from the 7.5% recorded in October. On the other hand, a Goldman Sachs report mentioned that the Indian economy is likely to grow by 6.5% in 2013,
driven by favourable external demand outlook and domestic structural reforms push. According to this report by the investment banking major, the growth is likely to pick up gradually to reach 6.5% in 2013 and further to 7.2% in 2014. The report also noted that India’s GDP growth is likely to accelerate from 5.4% in 2012 to 7.2% in 2014, and remain high through 2015–16, provided the government continues to push reforms.
Exporting Hope The market has been showing many signs of encouragement. Earlier, while only the industry demand was weakening, the consumption demand has also weakened. Exports have not been the country’s forte. India had set its overall exports target at US$500 billion by 2013–14. However, The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) finds it highly unlikely. According to an ASSOCHAM study, the exports may not even touch last year’s level of about US$304 billion in the current fiscal due to weak demand in global markets. The report points out that a continuation of global economic scenario will lead the merchandise exports for the current fiscal to decelerate well below US$300 billion. The exports registered a meager growth of 3.2% in April 2012, and the situation worsened in May and June registering a decline of 4.1% and 5.4%, respectively.
Indian Economy 2013 What’s Working?
Industry output reached a 16-month record high of 8.2% Manufacturing grew by 9.6% The government forecasted a 6% growth (appx) by the end of 2013
What’s Not Working?
Annual inflation rate stood at 7.24% in November 2012 In its mid-quarter review of monetary policy for 2012–13, RBI kept key policy rates including the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) unchanged India is going through its most indecisive political situation, encouraging sentiments of uncertainty among foreign and domestic investors
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Indian Economy The government in power in the next tenure also has to closely consider manufacturing policy reforms that will open the market for operation, increase demand, boost production and maintain harmony in the economy. Gauging a Reform While there is not much hope for a drastic change in situations immediately, the industry needs to find areas of alternate investments. It is time for other sectors like infrastructure and power to take the lead and prepare the path for the economy to recover. According to various economists, the government needs a proper channel for distribution of investments. While a major amount of cash and investment is piling up at various PSUs, this money should find its way out to sectors that are crying for investments. A major amount of investment needs to be made in sectors of infrastructure, power and aerospace so as to get the cash rolling and economy gearing up.
Political Reform The country, the industry and the market will possibly remain with its dilemmas alive till the 2014 election, which will decide the fate of the current government situation and the set of new policies and reforms that will follow. Currently, the market is keeping itself away fromtesting the waters and continues to maintain a low profile in future investments. However, this has also dissuaded foreign investments. The sentiments and mood of uncertainty looms over the industry. The government needs to take proactive steps to change this mood and bring back the flow of foreign capital. The government in power in the next tenure also has to closely consider manufacturing policy reforms that will open the market for operation, increase demand, boost production and maintain harmony in the economy.
The Verdict India’s economic growth had hit a three-year low in the quarter ending June 30, 2012. Amidst numbers and forecasts, which encourage and depress the industry, it needs to be understood that after a long lull period, the signs of recovery will only establish the base for success. If the cards are played right, the year 2013 can only act as a momentum for growth in 2014. As C Rangarajan, Chairman, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC), puts it, “The full effect of the recovery would only be visible in 2013–14.” Hence, while you can wait patiently now, expect a lot of economic action from the second half of 2013. 188 MMT - January 2013
CURTAIN RAISER Engineering Expo Aurangabad 2013
AURANGABAD February 22–25, 2013 Ayodhya Nagari Ground
Leveraging market trends,expanding opportunities From being a mere tourist attraction centre to a manufacturing hub, Aurangabad’s journey has been glorious. The city has been growing at a healthy pace over the past few years and is expected to witness a rise in the years to come. Capturing this majestic proposition is the second edition of Engineering Expo Aurangabad. Slated to be held between February 22—25, 2013, this trade show promises to be the right connect between organisations and the growth forecasts, finds Nishi Rath.
xploring new markets and providing the right platform for emerging opportunities has been the backbone of Engineering Expo ever since its inception. Having captured the manufacturing essence of regions like Ahmedabad, Pune and Chennai while providing them a manufacturing thrust, the second edition of Engineering Expo Aurangabad is all set to help one and all leverage on the opportunities and brighter prospects of this fast developing manufacturing hub. It all started when Bajaj Auto Ltd entered Aurangabad in the 80s and was followed by Videocon. This move threw open a land of opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the region’s growth prospects took an upward swing with major players like Skoda Auto, Varroc Engineering Pvt Ltd, Endurance Technologies Pvt Ltd, Man Diesel India, Can-Pack India and Siemens venturing into the region. Since then, SMEs have been contributing their fair share to the manufacturing sector here and thereby to the region’s growth. According to experts, Aurangabad is now one of the classic examples of efforts towards balanced industrialisation.
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be one of the fastest growing cities in Maharashtra. This has led to an array of business opportunities for SMEs in the region. Aurangabad has over 3,405 medium- and small-scale units generating about 36,871 jobs with an investment of `404.86 crore. It is estimated that by the year 2020, these units will grow to 9,000, generating about 95,000 jobs with an investment of `1,050 crore. In this era of cost competitiveness, when everyone is looking at controlling the overheads and reducing cost, existence of SMEs is a must. After all, SMEs help make the business models of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) more flexible. And with Aurangabad emerging as an attractive destination for auto giants, SMEs definitely have a great future here!
Highlights of this edition 250+ exhibitors expected 20,000+ visitors expected Business transaction worth `80 crore expected 7, 250+ products on display Spread over an area of more than
1,50,000 sq ft Showcasing more than 30 diverse industry categories
Glimpses of previous edition 250 exhibitors 18,013+ business visitors from across India 17,000 business leads generated Business transacted worth `70 crore 6,250+ products displayed from different industries 1, 00,000 sq ft area occupied More than 1,10,000 kg machinery moved in for display 83% exhibitors got the expected visitors at the show 180+ delegations
SEZs and IT: The Growth Catalyst The growth of Aurangabad can be traced back to the time when Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) started acquiring land to set up industrial estates. Today, Aurangabad boasts of Shendra, Chikalthana and Waluj MIDC industrial areas that are significant zones on the outskirts of Aurangabad. These areas, over the years, have witnessed a steady flow of investment and are home to both national and multinational players. The sectors that have attracted
Engineering Expo Aurangabad 2013 major investment in the region are automotive, engineering and pharmaceutical. In the last few years, the engineering and automotive sectors have significantly picked up, giving a boost to the entire industrial fraternity here. Aurangabad is the third city in Maharashtra after Pune and Nashik to offer an automotive cluster. Skoda Auto manufactures its models Superb, Laura and Yeti and also Passat and Jetta for Volkswagen and the A4, A6 and Q5 for Audi from its Aurangabad facility. Recently, Bajaj too launched its first four-wheeler manufactured in its facility in Aurangabad. Elaborating further, Chandrashekhar Patil, Partner, Veera Compressor, explains, “The presence of some major auto giants has helped SMEs bloom in Aurangabad. Although the market has been down for some time, we are looking forward to better times ahead. SMEs definitely have a bright future in this region and are poised for growth.” While the auto industry has made it big in Aurangabad, pharma giants like Wockhardt, Lupin and Glenmark have also made their presence felt. Going ahead, the IT industry has started taking baby steps in Aurangabad and the coming up of Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) has given it a further push. With Aurangabad sprinting towards additional growth opportunities and with the region successfully bagging major investments, it is only a matter of time when it will attract the attention of IT giants. Besides, with IT hubs like Bengaluru, Pune and Hyderabad already reaching saturation, software professionals are looking for new avenues—a factor that could draw their attention towards Aurangabad. Aurangabad has a lot of opportunities and is relatively cost-effective as compared to other developing cities. As a result, not only professionals, but also medium-sized companies and firstgeneration entrepreneurs who want to try their hands in this industry are considering investing in Aurangabad. 192 MMT - January 2013
Engineering Expo: Harbinger of Growth By marking its presence in promising regions, Engineering Expo has always believed in showcasing a region’s potential to the right audience. Highlighting the scope that Engineering Expo has provided for SMEs and MSMEs, Jeevan Deshpande, Proprietor, Samarth Machinery, exclaims, “Engineering Expo has provided us a good platform. It has become a motivation for traders here. The variety of machines displayed at the event depicts the might of this place.” Deshpande adds, “We were part of the first edition and were happy to find the right audience to connect with. Thanks to the Expo, we were able to convert these inquiries into good business. This year, too, we expect to make some good business.” Today, Aurangabad has become an emblem of an altogether different Maharashtra—the booming, increasingly urbanised, economic powerhouse. With huge industrial presence of significant corporate players, the city is buzzing with activity. Commenting on the value proposition of the Expo, Sandeep Khosla, CEO, Network 18 Publishing, says, “After 10 successful years of service to the industry, Engineering Expo today has established itself as India’s largest multi-location trade show on manufacturing. The Expo is a preferred destination for small and medium enterprises as well as manufacturing & engineering organisations to further their growth and that of the industry at large. For the 2012–13 season, we have eight editions spread across an equal number of locations of a rising India. Keeping our esteemed exhibitors and valued customers in mind, we have made elaborate provisions to offer a never before experience. These, we reckon, will add substantial traction to the industrial growth of the nation.” First-time exhibitors are also hopeful to attract target customers. Sharing the excitement of a first-time participant,
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Panel discussion aims at providing a roadmap to infuse growth in the region Institutional Buyer Involvement Plan to attract delegations from large corporate and major institutions Improvised visitor profiling— profile, scan, filter and bring in visitors as per exhibitors’ requirements Providing business networking support to exhibitors by leveraging Network 18 Publishing’s industry connect Credit rating facilities for the benefit of exhibitors Providing complete travel solutions for exhibitors Offering logistics services to ensure smooth cargo handling, custom clearing, transport compliance, etc.
Kusum Soni, Proprietor, Akshay Heaters, states, “We are participating in Engineering Expo for the first time and expect to interact with representatives from various engineering-based companies from different regions/states. We are hopeful that the event will be a great success with audiences from various engineering fields participating in the event.”
Promising Future Aurangabad boasts of a very strong brigade of young and enthusiastic firstgeneration entrepreneurs, who not only bring new ideas into implementation but also steer the region’s growth. With the enthusiasm and optimism about Engineering Expo Aurangabad riding high among this new brigade of entrepreneurs, the mega manufacturing show is set to provide a much deserved platform for developing business opportunities while leveraging the market trends. firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENT REPORT Engineering Expo Ludhiana 2012
LUDHIANA December 21–24, 2012 GLADA Ground
Exploring a horizon of opportunities Generating tremendous response from the industry, Engineering Expo Ludhiana has proved to be a game changer for the machine tools industry in the region. Leveraging the vast potential and possibilities of the state, the Expo provided the perfect platform for accelerating business. Held during December 21–24, 2012, the Expo witnessed a wide range of business possibilities being unfolded. The four-day event received a robust response from the industry at large. A report…
round Independence in 1947, Ludhiana had a handful of machine tools units and some units that manufactured hosiery machines. Over time, units producing bicycle and auto parts entered the scene. Eventually, there came about the need for machine tools to meet the growing demands for mother machines in the country. That is when entrepreneurs established machine tools producing units in Ludhiana. Today, Ludhiana has evolved to become one of the major producers of mother machinery in India. Led by manufacturing biggies, Ludhiana is fast emerging as a leading investment destination in the northern belt of our country. Capitalising on this vast growth potential, the Ludhiana edition of Engineering Expo organised by Network 18 Publishing, emerged as an eye opener. Inaugurated amid incredible industry response, the maiden edition of Engineering Expo Ludhiana and Punjab Machine Tools Show (PUMTOS) stood tall with potential on the very first day. The Expo not only highlighted the potential of regions like Punjab in northern India but also made it evident to manufacturers how they could have easy access to this manufacturersfriendly zone. Held at GLADA Ground, Ludhiana, during 21–24 December, 2012, the event generated commendable 194 MMT - January 2013
L-R: Pravin Bansal, BJP – District Chief, Punjab; Hakam Singh Giaspura, Ex-Mayor of Ludhiana; Deepak Ballani, National Programme Officer, UNIDO-ICAMT; Mahendra Singh Dhakad, Programme Director, UNIDO-ICAMT; Shri Harcharan Singh Golwaria, Mayor of Ludhiana; Sandeep Khosla, CEO, Network 18 Publishing; Shri Anil Joshi, Hon’ble Industry Minister, Govt of Punjab; Sukhdial Singh, President, CLMTM
enthusiasm among exhibitors. Visitors too were excited about the prospects of a show of such a magnitude being held in the developing industrial region of Ludhiana.
A Grand Opening Positioned to add positivities to the manufacturing and machine tools industry in and around Ludhiana, the Expo saw business deals worth `10 crore in the first few hours of the trade exposition and an order book outlook looking potent with big business deals for the exhibitors, thus benchmarking itself with the best in class trade shows. Gracing the occasion and boosting the confidence of the industry, Hon’ble
Minister of State for Industries and Commerce Shri Anil Joshi insisted, “We need a foolproof plan to promote the machine tools industry in Ludhiana. The Ministry is willing to extend all possible support to the machine tools manufacturers to set up business. We have the right pool of manpower available, but we need exposure so that our machinery is accepted not only in India, but across the globe.” The inaugural function was also attended by Ludhiana Mayor Shri Harcharan Singh Golwaria. Addressing the audience, he said, “A cursory look at the halls in the Expo clearly showed that the machinery available in Ludhiana can benchmark global quality. However, we
Engineering Expo Ludhiana 2012 are still heavily dependent on importing machinery. We need to reduce this dependence by spreading awareness about our machinery to the world.” The other dignitaries present at the inauguration included prominent industry stalwarts like SSS Dhillon, Director, MSME Development Institute; Mahesh Khanna, GM, District Industries Center; Mahendra Singh Dhakad, Programme Director, United Nations Industrial Development Organization-International Center for the Advancement of Manufacturing Technology (UNIDO-ICAMT); Paramjit Singh, GM, Institute of Machine Tool Technology; Simarjeet Singh Bains, MLA; Deepak Ballani, National Programme Officer, UNIDOICAMT; Rajesh Jain, Sr Manager, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC); Sukhdial Singh, President, Consortium of Ludhiana Machine Tools Manufacturers (CLMTM); Manjit Singh Matharoo, CEO, Matharoo & Matharoo Inc & General Secretary, CLMTM and Sandeep Khosla, CEO, Network 18 Publishing.
Boosting Industry Sentiments While Ludhiana has seen a flurry of enthusiastic entrepreneurs and investments, there are areas that still need attention. Elaborating further, Matharoo added, “Of late, the machine tools industry in Ludhiana is suffering due to lack of exposure and a platform to demonstrate its credentials. However, with an event like the Engineering Expo, I am confident that we will successfully regain our lost ground.” The machine tools fraternity unanimously accepted that there was need for a platform, which can help the region showcase its industrial might. To this, Dhillon averred, “We need to organise similar events frequently in Ludhiana in order to bring our facilities and service providers together and discuss the requisite improvements for this sector in the region.”
Highlights of this edition 250 exhibitors pan India Spread over more than
12,000 sqm 26,135 business visitors visited across India Business transacted worth
`195 crore* 16,188 business leads generated* 20,000+ products displayed from different industries More than 3,50,000 kg machinery moved in for display * Feedback received from exhibitors
the variety of machinery on display and found the event to be a first-inclass arena to interact with industry players. Amit Takkar, Director, Takkar Industries, exclaimed, “I visited this Expo for the first time and I am pleased with the arrangements. The variety of machinery on display was commendable. An event of this magnitude has taken place in Ludhiana for the first time; the local industry should take full advantage of this opportunity.” Another visitor, Abhishek Handa, Business Development Manager, Radeecal Communications, observed, “The Expo is appealing at first sight. Moreover, the companies exhibiting here are big names from the industry. I am quite satisfied with the overall arrangements at the Expo.” Pankaj Jain, Manager, Rexam Bright Solutions, another visitor, also shared similar sentiments. He stated, “An event of this stature and scale is taking place for the first time in Ludhiana and I am pleased to see the quality of machinery on display. The choice of venue is an important factor for such events and GLADA Grounds is a perfect location to attract a large number of visitors. Such events should take place more often in Ludhiana.”
An Innovative Platform for Business Possibilities
An Event to Reckon With
Visitors at the show were amazed by
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number of visitors of which many expressed their keenness to exhibit in the Expo next year. Also, the exhibitors received considerable enquiries for their machines and were highly optimistic about generating substantial business. Substantiating the same, CS Sidhu, Director – Technical, GR Cranes & Elevators, said, “We have received large number of enquiries at this event and expect most of these to convert into business. We have already sold machines to many customers.” Another exhibitor, Robin Basant, Managing Partner, Basant Mechanicals, expressed, “The Expo plays a crucial role not only in business development but also in increasing profitability. Engineering Expo is considered to be an ideal platform for companies to foster growth through reach and awareness to their right target audience. Presented by Network 18 Publishing, Engineering Expo proves to be a perfect combination of a vast range of exhibitors, spacious venue, state-of-the-art amenities and humungous visitor turnout, which is crucial for exhibitors.” Didarjit Singh, Proprietor, Karam Chucks, who also exhibited at the Expo, said, “Personally, my expectations from Engineering Expo at Ludhiana were very high and this Expo has lived up to my expectations. It has not only given us vast exposure, but also given us the confidence to launch some of our new products so that people who are not able to attend international shows, can find internal quality products in India.” Matharoo aptly concluded, “Engineering Expo is a great platform to showcase the industrial talent residing in smaller towns and cities of India. A place like Ludhiana has the skills to attract international manufacturers to India, and such Expos do a commendable job in assisting this.” The next edition of the Engineering Expo will be held in Indore during January 11–14, 2013. email@example.com
PANEL DISCUSSION Engineering Expo Ludhiana 2012
Is Punjab Ready To Reclaim Its Manufacturing Might? This is the question that got the panelists and audiences thinking. The electrifying panel discussion, which was attended by over 200 prominent industry players, highlighted not only the progress and prospects of Ludhiana but also focussed on the problems plaguing the region’s industrial development. Held on December 14, 2012, the panel discussion was aimed at finding ways to make Ludhiana a brand beyond hosiery and woolens.
eople define the place and the prospects. Going by this logic, Ludhiana is brimming with prospects and a great future. A panel discussion on the topic ‘Is Punjab Ready To Reclaim Its Manufacturing Might?’ was organised by Network 18 Publishing along with its partners United Nations Industrial Development Organisation-International Centre for Advancement of Manufacturing Technology (UNIDO-ICAMT); Consortium of Ludhiana Machine Tools Manufacturers (CLMTM); National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and Association of Ludhiana Machine Tool Industries (ALMTI). Held at Park Plaza on December 14, 2012, this engaging panel discussion was attended by over 200 top industry personalities from in and around Ludhiana.
Issued Debated The panel discussion brought forth the burning issues that are creating hurdles in the industrial progress of Ludhiana. During the discussion, Matharoo made 198 MMT - January 2013
The eminent list of panelists comprised (L-R) Gaurav Swarup, Director, Marshall Machines Pvt Ltd; Manjit Singh Matharoo, CEO, Matharoo & Matharoo Inc., General Secretary, Consortium of Ludhiana Machine Tools Manufacturers; Shailesh Sheth, Corporate Secretary Advisor & Senior National Consultant, UNIDO; SC Ralhan, Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) Convenor of Punjab; Mahendra Singh Dhakad, Programme Director, UNIDO-ICAMT; and VR Dahake, Scientist in-charge, CSIR-CMERI
a very valid point when he said, “The machine tools industry is the backbone of the manufacturing sector and Ludhiana must make its presence felt in this sector globally. Till date, Ludhiana has provided an excellent environ for doing business, but the region has not received the attention it deserves. We require low-cost solutions for the machinery sector or else, we shall lose out to the world. Being the manufacturing guru and a mentor to many, Shailesh Sheth impressed that amid lacuna there is sufficient reason to be optimistic. He insisted, “Ludhiana has machine tools manufacturers and the market which uses these machines. We need to provide a platform for the two to interact and create awareness about various quality requirements. The entrepreneurial skill available in the region is well acknowledged by all; this has enabled Ludhiana to never run out of innovative minds. However, entrepreneurs must give up their microcentric approach and think big; beyond the region first and then, globally.” Fortunately, Ludhiana and Rajkot
are key industrial clusters, which have developed machines that are not manufactured anywhere in the country. To this, Swarup added, “We have the technical expertise and the minds to go a long way forward.” Talking about branding—a key requirement to have market presence—Matharoo averred, “We have to create brand awareness about the high-quality products we offer. We cannot expect the world to come to us; we have to tell them that we have arrived. ‘Made in Ludhiana’ should now be a brand beyond hosiery and woolens.” In his address, Dhakad stated, “Efforts should be made by the industries as well as the government to develop Punjab as the hub for global supply chain. Also, the industries need to focus on sustainable and inclusive growth avenues as it can define new horizons for their further development.” Moderated by Archana TiwariNayudu, Executive Editor, Network 18 Publishing, the panel discussion was followed by a question & answer session.
EVENT PREVIEW Engineering Expo Indore 2013
INDORE January 11–14, 2013 Labhganga Convention Center
Tapping India’s central vantage point Staying true to its core competence as one of India’s leading auto clusters, Indore spruces up its industrial portfolio as a spree of investments from the IT and pharmaceutical industries come trickling in. Mirroring the growth of this centrally positioned city will be the fifth edition of Engineering Expo Indore, organised by Network 18 Publishing. Setting the tone for acquiring business prospects, the Expo will bring together exhibitors who will showcase their latest products and services. Scheduled to be held during January 11–14, 2013, Engineering Expo Indore aspires to play the role of a catalyst in the city’s fledgling growth.
ne of Madhya Pradesh’s largest cities known for its palatial splendour, Indore, in the recent decade, has come of its industrial age. The city of Indore, amid its royal structures, today voices its determination in shaping its future towards industrial excellence. According to a recent study published by Cushman & Wakefield, Indore is one of the top 10 emerging cities of India—ideal for long-term business investments across industries. The city’s geographic positioning, population demographics, development in infrastructure, current economic growth and governmental support contribute towards its resolute positive outlook.
pharmaceutical and from software to retail, the burgeoning city, on average, receives a bulk of its trade from small-, medium- and large-scale manufacturing & service industries. Indore’s major surrounding industrial belts are present at Pithampur, Sanwer and Dewas. The city’s automobile hub is situated in Pithampur, which is a welldeveloped industrial area. Companies such as Eicher Motors Ltd, Cummins India Ltd, Mahle Engine Components (I) Pvt Ltd, Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd and Bridgestone Tyre Ltd, among others, have set up plants in this area. Additionally, Cipla Ltd, Indorama Synthetics (I) Ltd, Piramal Healthcare and Glenmark, among others, are also present in Pithampur. Home to industries such as
Industrial Tranquility Indore has undergone rapid transition and vast development in almost every sector of business. As per published reports, in recent times, the per capita income of the state has doubled. According to Manoj Pugalia, Proprietor, Oswal Rubber Industries, “Owing to the city’s systematic and organised planning, many companies find it fairly convenient to set up base here. Additionally, industries here are not vexed by the otherwise rampant problems of labour and power.” Ranging from automobile to 200 MMT - January 2013
Highlights of this edition 225+ participants expected 12,000+ business visitors expected Business transactions worth `55 crore expected 7,000+ products on display Spread over an area of more than 5,500 sq m Showcasing more than 28 diverse industry categories
Glimpses of previous edition 203+ exhibitors 9,829+ visitors 5,000+ products displayed `45 crore business generated 4,800 sq m exhibition area 1,10,000 kg machinery moved 45+ delegations from different companies attended the Expo textiles, chemical processing, food processing and distilleries, the industrial belt includes an industrial Special Economic Zone (SEZ) as well. Other upcoming sprawling industrial belts include Govindpura, Manideep and Pologround. Elaborating further, Kishore Bundela, Director, Protec Aqua Solution Pvt Ltd, informs, “Formerly, the region was famous for its auto cluster. But now, pharmaceutical and IT companies are also commencing operations in Indore. One major advantage of being situated here is that all major Indian cities are equidistant from Indore.”
Attracting Investor Interest Owing to its sheer industrial potential, Indore, in October, played host to the Global Investors Summit 2012. In the state’s bid to augment overall
Engineering Expo Indore 2013 development, a series of meets were facilitated so as to attract investor interest. With the underlined support of better infrastructure and strong government backing, many international investors are gradually entering the city. In relation to this event, Omprakash Gupta, President, Madhya Pradesh Electric Merchants and Contractors Association (MPEMCA), says, “Indore is the business capital of Madhya Pradesh. It can be noted that nearly 80% of Madhya Pradesh’s electrical business is concentrated in Indore. After the summit, the central state of India is looking for major investments.” “By providing a platform for investments from major players in India and abroad, I believe that Engineering Expo will be the next step for this revolution. MPEMCA would like all major companies in electrical and electronics to showcase their products and technology in the Expo. With Network 18 Publishing’s experienced organisational skills, we are looking forward to the integration of new styles and services in this show,” Gupta adds. Coined as the ‘State of Opportunities’, Madhya Pradesh’s investor-friendly ambience and presence of big industries catering to different needs is shaping a positive future. Commenting on the same, Rajesh Godse, Proprietor, Reliable Terrestrials, avers, “Availability of land & labour and a stable government are some of the factors that are contributing towards Indore’s success as an ideal investment destination. Moreover, NTPC-run Vindhyachal project in Madhya Pradesh is expected to increase its capacity by 2013, which will further foster industrial development.”
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products, panel accessories, submersible and mono block pumps, wires & cables, HT line material & switchgears will be put on display, reveals Gupta. The Expo’s rich legacy in helping businesses connect has, so far, conveyed the exhibition to many Indian cities. Sharing his views on the continued success of Engineering Expo, Sandeep Khosla, CEO, Network 18 Publishing, says, “After 10 successful years of service to the industry, Engineering Expo today has established itself as India’s largest multi-location trade show on manufacturing. The Expo is a preferred destination for small and medium enterprises as well as manufacturing & engineering organisations to further their growth and that of the industry at large. For the 2012–13 season, we have eight editions spread across an equal number of locations of a rising India. Keeping our esteemed exhibitors and valued customers in mind, we have made elaborate provisions to offer a never before experience. These, we reckon, will add substantial traction to the industrial growth of the nation.” The exhibitor’s category at the Expo will consist of companies representing machine tools & accessories, hydraulics and pneumatics, light & medium industries, electrical and electronics, material handling equipment, etc. Expounding further, Yogesh Mantri, Proprietor, Automation & General Electric Co, states, “This is the second time that our company will be participating in Engineering Expo. Exhibiting here allows us to gauge market demands and customer needs. Moreover, it is a good internal exercise for the industry as well. The platform, in a way, facilitates business for customers, as exhibitors belonging to different segments showcase products under one roof. For the Indore edition, our exhibits would mainly consist of LED lighting systems, special cables for solar generation, CNC machine retro fittings, adjusting cable range, switchgear, Schneider universal enclosure, etc.” For many exhibitors, Engineering
New Attractions in this Edition
Panel discussion aims at providing a roadmap to infuse growth in the region Institutional Buyer Involvement Plan to attract delegations from large corporate and major institutions Improvised visitor profiling— profile, scan, filter and bring in visitors as per exhibitors’ requirements Providing business networking support to exhibitors by leveraging Network 18 Publishing’s industry connect Credit rating facilities for the benefit of exhibitors Providing complete travel solutions for exhibitors Offering logistics services to ensure smooth cargo handling, custom clearing, transport compliance, etc.
Expo is an energising outlet for gaining new customers as it is an ideal platform that helps them grasp market trends and innovations. Sharing similar sentiments, Bundela states, “The Expo’s byproducts revolve around creating awareness, brand building and generating a good response.” Having participated in the previous editions of Engineering Expo, Godse exclaims, “We have been associated with Engineering Expo since its first edition in Indore. Since Network 18 Publishing announces the dates well in advance, we have ample time to decide our exhibiting range. Moreover, for business, the January 2013 time frame will be good as it does not clash with any festivals.” The upcoming Engineering Expo Indore 2013 promises to leverage its geo-strategic positioning to the fullest by inviting an array of stakeholders to witness industrial excellence of all sorts. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Products - Imtex 2013 This section gives information about the national and international products available in the market
Horizontal Boring Machine KB-150-W, efficient multifacing ‘T’ type horizontal boring machine configuration guarantees high rigidity of the machine and optimum machining efficiency. The machine undergoes specific reliability and precision testing, pursuant to the demanding SORALUCE standards. The highly rigid structure and boring spindle design, using the latest technologies for thermal stability, ensure long term machine precision. The machine has been developed using the finite elements analysis method and tested for maximum rigidity. Its heavy duty design and high dynamics provides optimum power and cutting speed capacity. The linear guiding system with high loading capacity and low friction for all axis provides high dynamics which improves machining efficiency. This machine has high feed forces of the cross axis and quill spindle, resulting in high stock removal capacity. Best in the segment with a rigid quill spindle of Ø 150 mm and 800 mm traverse, 46 kW spindle power at 3000 rpm and a maximum torque of 2320 Nm. Danobatgroup pvt Ltd Pune , Maharashtra Tel: +919158900454 Fax: +912066094531 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.danobatgroup.com
CMM for 3D Measurements This new class of CMMs is designed for high-volume measurements – the Work stage1 CMM. It consumes less than 20W of nominal power, does not require any compressed air, and is rugged for round-the-clock use and very sturdy to run on the shop-floor. The system runs on a very accurate cross-roller guide way work-stage, occupies less space, with
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Products - Imtex 2013 accuracies rivaling the Air-bearing Granite systems. This low cost CMM solution is powered by Rapid-I’s time-tested mechanical and electronics systems, with Renishaw’s touch trigger probes (TP20) and joystick controlled movements. It can combine CNC motion control with easy programming capabilities, 3D geometric measurements with graphical user interface making it one of the simplest systems to run. This will drastically reduce inspection cycle time and cost of inspection. The system can be configured with rotary indexing head (Renishaw MH20i), scanning probe, combination Vision Measuring solutions etc. for specific applications. Customised Technologies P Ltd., Bengaluru , Karnataka Tel : 080-28522858 / 9880022400 Email :email@example.com Website: www.customisedtechnologies.com
Chipformer Chipformer under the designation of M3M was designed especially for machining stainless and low carbon steel.In addition, it was designed with geometric features that improve the tool’s life due to a reinforced cutting edge at the area where VG (notch wear) wear tends to occur when machining stainless steel, causing poor
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Products - Imtex 2013 surface finish and risk of edge breakage.Additional geometric elements such as optimal positive rake angle feature a smooth cutting process and reduced cutting forces (by 5 to 10%), thus reducing the wear and dramatically increasing tool life.The M3M has a wide chipbreaking range, making it the first choice in most stainless steel applications.The combination of the new advanced SUMO TEC grades IC6015 and IC6025, together with the unique and innovative M3M chipformer, ensures higher productivity over any other insert existing in the market for machining stainless steel. Larsen & Toubro Limited –ISCAR Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel- 022 6705 4015, 9833215872 Email: Shriharsh.Chandak@larsentoubro.com Website: www.larsentoubro.com
3D Scanning System A non-contact scanning system has been developed on Rapid-I, Vision Measuring systems platform, which can scan at high density and very high resolution (<4μm @ 67x) of intricate small and medium sized parts. Rapid-I’s unique auto-focus technology, combined with CNC capability and powerful software helps to quickly and easily generate cloud points (in .dxf and .txt formats) or surface files (.stl) that can be easily processed. With .stl files, you can
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Products - Imtex 2013 directly work with other CAM software to edit and generate CNC programs for machining, completing your reverse-engineering work-flow at very low cost. The system allows the user to choose the density of points, and can scan complex 3D shapes and small surface details that are usually lost in hand-held white light and laser-based scanning systems. The systems are also offered with Renishawâ€™s touch probes or Scanning probes and non-contact 3D Scanning to give a complete reverse engineering solution. Customised Technologies Pvt Ltd., Bengaluru , Karnataka Tel: 080-28522858 / 9880022400 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.customisedtechnologies.com
Boring Tool Boring tools comes in different ranges ranging from 0.4mm to 3,255mm hole diameters. The complete range is available in analog & digital types with 2 micron diametrical adjustment. The size adjustment is easy and ISO inserts can be used, the connection of tools is modular type and the clamping is done on serrated slides to ensure strong mounting. When the tool size increases the tool body is provided in aluminium alloy to reduce the weight. We also provide tools which can do roughing & finishing in a single go thus reducing the cycle time. We also offer a range of tool holders, turn mill
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Products - Imtex 2013 machine tools, boring & facing heads, customized tools etc to cater to your machining requirements. The tools can be easily serviced in India. Wohlhaupter India Pvt Ltd. New Delhi Tel: 011-32227044 Fax: 011-26131690 E-mail: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Deep Hole Drilling Machine SL-500 deep hole drilling machine is specific to drill small holes of diameter 2mm to 8mm, max with drilling length 500mm. SL-500 is suitable for drilling injection sleeve, turbine and shafts with small center-holes. Several series of machines for deep-hole drilling with high-efficiency and economy are manufactured by the company. Hong Ji Precision Machinery Ltd Taichung, Taiwan Tel: +886-4-2335-0356 Fax: +886-4-2335-6267 Email:email@example.com Website:www.hong-ji.com.tw
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Products - Imtex 2013 Tool Grinding Machine The machine is elaborately designed by Germany and equipped with Swiss top 5-axis NUM Flexium CNC controller and 3D tool grinding software NUMROTO plus. It offers maximum tool length 210mm/ Ă˜120mm. Also, it has mineralcasting machine base with great performance in damping, deformation, and thermal conductivity. Nimble machine design for choice placing of electrical cabinet on either left or right side. Worldwide-patented with double-support B-axis and most distinguished kinematic design to allow 5-axis optimal movement. The machine is Equipped with Marposs 3D automatic tool measurement system, making the tool measuring process more precise and easy. It can perform complete measuring, multiprocess shape processing and Radius grinding in one clamping. The machine effectively upgrades the efficiency and production capacity of tool machining. Paragon Machinery Co Ltd Taichung, Taiwan Tel: 886-4-2539-5678 Fax: 886-4-2539-3399 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.paragoncnc.com
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Products - Imtex 2013 Synthetic High Speed Grease Premium synthetic high speed grease is made with technology from UK for high speed CNC machine spindles which operate upto 12 lacs DmN value.The product is trusted by the major auto component manufacturers.The major content mixed in the grease are PAO base oils so that the grease provides excellent performance at low operating and start up temperatures. The product is a blend of synthetic oils and additive package that offers excellent lubricity even at high speeds. It offers Lower friction when operating therefore lower running temperatures and also,quiet in running and suitable for silent running electric motors.The synthetic base oils offer longer grease life. Compatabile with bearing seal materials like NBR, FKM, PTFE etc.The High Speed grease is recommended for high speed applications in machine tools, textile Industries: small electric motors in medical & dental equipment etc. It is available in 1, 3 & 18 Kg packs. Raj Petro Specialities Pvt Ltd Chennai, Tamilnadu Tel: (O44) - 42288900 Fax: (044) - 42288912 Email: email@example.com Website: www.rajgrp.com
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Products - Imtex 2013 Cryo HiFeedMill A Cryogenic CYCLO CU T® Hi-Feed milling cutter designed for Minimum Quantity Cryogenics machining discharges liquid nitrogen through cutter inserts. New model 5-axis HMC 1600 patented through-tool system dramatically increases material removal rates and/or tool life on difficult-to-machine materials. The machine can be combined with Minimum Quantity Lubrication for further optimization. The multi-patented MQC technology facilitates increased process speeds, lower cutting forces, longer tool life, and reduced heat. It is also eco-friendly, yielding dry chips without releasing coolant mist or greenhouse gases. MQC delivers liquid nitrogen at -321°F (-196°C) through the spindle, directly to the tool tip and cutting zone. MAG India Industrial Automation Systems Pvt Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: +91 80 4067 7000 Fax: +91 80 4160 0777 Email: Shashank.MP@mag-ias.in Website: www.mag-ias.com
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Products - Imtex 2013 Double Octomill 05 The Double Octomill 05 face milling cutter for smaller machines is available in diameters ranging from 25 mm to 125 mm and provides optimal performance in applications requiring a maximum 3 mm depth of cut. The cutterâ€™s insert pockets incorporate a strong centre lock screw and hardened HSS insert locating pins, simplifying the mounting of inserts and ensuring maximum stability during operation. The pockets also feature an 8-degree negative angle to allow the use of double sided inserts, while the inserts themselves are positive, creating a positive cutting rake to minimise power consumption. Four insert geometries are available for the Double Octomill 05 to accommodate various materials. Seco Tools India Pvt Ltd. Pune, Maharashtra Tel: +91-2137- 667 306 Fax: +91-2137- 667 410, +91 9881731708 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.secotools.com
sizes with multiple options in insert geometries and pitch, Square 6 offers superior performance in a broad range of materials, operations and machining conditions. The smaller Square 6 -04 family features cutting diameters that range from 19.1 mm to 63.5 mm and a maximum cutting depth of 3.9 mm, while the larger Square 6 -08 family has cutting diameters that range from 38.1 mm to 152 mm and a maximum cutting depth of 7.5 mm. Inserts in both families can be set to a true 90-degree cutting angle to create clean 90-degree walls and eliminate secondary operations. Seco Tools India Pvt Ltd. Pune, Maharashtra Tel: +91-2137- 667 306 Fax: +91-2137- 667 410, +91 9881731708 E -mail: email@example.com Web: www.secotools.com
Compact Hobbing Machine Square 6 Square 6 square shoulder milling cutters incorporate trigon inserts with six cutting edges, providing high productivity and lowering cost per edge. Available in two different cutter family
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The machine features narrow-width layout which facilitates production line configuration. (Machine width: 1,450 mm, Depth: 2,315 mm) thus, floor space for installation is reduced by 30% (compared to our conventional model) with reduced cycle time of small-diameter gear cutting. The machine also features
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width design, suited for production line configuration. Moreover the machine is equipped with 10.4-inch large LCD screen which is highly useful easy-input help feature with graphic user interface. The machine also has double-swivel operation panel installed on the right side face, making it accessible from the conveyor side. Mitsubishi machine tools New Delhi Tel: +91-11-41021234 Fax: 91-11-4102-5150 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.mhiindia.com
modularised peripheral equipment which facilitates production line configuration such as modularised peripheral equipment and transfer machines considerably facilitate production line configuration and layout changes with minimised setup time. Two models available: Type I for square body; Type II for narrow-
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The machine offers functional and economical grinding with cost reduction as a matter of principle The machine is easy to use and feature pictograms that make programming a snap. It can produce with CBN and diamond abrasives and are optimized for minimal set-up times. The machine Lean Selection has many areas of application. Among other things, it is ideal for use by contract manufacturers, small suppliers and medium-size companies and is perfect for the manufacture of both single parts and series. This machine is an economical ID/
Products - Imtex 2013 OD grinding machine for demanding grinding requirements. The Lean Selection all-round features a freely programmable B-axis, as well as a full protective cover and it work with corundum, CBN or diamond abrasives. It is perfect for manufacturing single parts or small series. The machine also features Lean Selection speed which is Efficient and economical high-speed grinding machine. The Lean Selection speed grinds shaft-type parts, as well as cutting tool blanks extremely cost-effectively.the machine also has the following advantages ergonomic and user-friendly design, precision and efficiency in one machine, Quick retooling and is Perfect for single unit and small series production Erwin Junker Maschienfabric GmbH Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 0202653996 Fax: 026053820 Email: www.junker.in Website: www.junker.in
Shaving Cutter Grinder The model ZA30A is designed to perform high accuracy grinding. The machine features employed casting bed with higher damping characteristic. On the grinding wheel spindle, direct drive system is employed; a high-rigidity spindle unit that incorporates high-precision angular ball bearings is directly connected to a flat motor. The cutter spindle is equipped with our traction drive motor reducer that realizes smooth rotation without harmful vibration. The machine performs high-accuracy grinding of optional gear tooth profiles and achieved all-axis CNC control with 0.1 Îźm resolution with shortened setup change and trial grinding/offset setting times. CNC control on all axes eliminates the need for conventional cutter resharpening skills. Mitsubishi machine tools New Delhi Tel: +91-11-41021234 Email: email@example.com Website: www.mhiindia.com
Cold Roll Forming Machine Cold roll forming machine comes with advanced technology. The machine has robust design and is built from prime material, i.e., heavy-duty steel plate body. The machine also features easy replacement of parts and is easy to operate, highly adaptable, economical and has great efficiency & long life. Application fields of the machine are fabrication & construction industries, electronics & electric industries, steel furniture industry, automobile industry and manufacturing industry. Godson Bending Systems Pvt Ltd Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: +91-281-2361467, 2361449 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 238 MMT- January 2013
Products - Taiwan Horizontal Tool Magazine The machine comes with high speed large tool plate with twin-arm supported with hex-slpine shafts and is powered by high efficient and high accuracy servo motor. The tool locking mechanism can firmly clamp the tool without fail during tool swap cycle. The magazine does not adopt tool disc but a large chain-driven plate, which is capable of absorbing the transmission inertia completely compares to the structure driven by gears. Simple structure, the magazine consists of large plate, tool pots, inner rail and chain wheel plate. The unit is twopoint supported with extra two auxiliary supporting point and 4-point datum face, which is easy to operate and maintenance. Bei Jyu Precision Machine Co. Ltd. Taiwan Telephone: +886-4-23501280 Fax: +886-4-23501282 Email: SY3736@hibox.hinet.net, email@example.com Website: www.beijyu.com.tw
Vane Pump Vane pump features variable displacement with cooling circulation pump. Vane pump can oil temperature can be reduced 5 â€“ 10oC. Moreover the machine consists of compact power unit thus, hydraulic oil-
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Products - Taiwan saving 20 â€“ 30%. It expands working life time of hydraulic oil and components Camel Precision Co. Ltd. Taichung city, Taiwan Tel: +886-4-24615707 Fax: +886-4-24618842 Email: sales@CAMEL555.com.tw Website: www.CAMEL555.com.tw
Clamping Device TR-320 is a brand new second generation clamping device. New invented powerful clamping device will strengthen the clamping ability of tilting axis. Larger working space can meet the requirement of big size workpiece. Using axial/radial bearings, they can allow heavy loads and are suitable for heavy cutting. The run out of axial and surface flatness is decreased, and higher accuracy is acquired. Ganro Industrial Corporation Taichung,Taiwan Tel: 886-4-25376266(ext887) Fax: 886-4-25378066 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ganro.com
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Column Tool Magazine In the column tool magazine the oil and hydraulic wiring plus the hydraulic cylinder are built into tool changing mechanism. It looks tidier with the fully covered metal sheet cover. With the brand new cushion design, the tool changing mechanism can do o 180 rotation. The tool pulling action can be operated smoothly. It minimises the tool changing time and decreased the frequency of wearing to extend the product life. It lowered down the noise when rotating the tool disc with the changes to the design of chain wheel driven structure. The design simplified the structure. With the modularised oil and electric wiring system, it can be repaired easily. Gifu Taichung, Taiwan. Tel: 886-4-25334244 Fax: 886-4-25334224 Email:email@example.com Website: http://www.atcgifu.com.tw
Circular Saw Machine Circular sawing machine, Model: P-100B is designed to respond to the demand for high quality and high speed cutting tasks. The
Products - Taiwan machine can improve production performance as well. The circular sawing machine comes with the outstanding feature of high precision cutting and is equipped with a servo motor and ball screws. Production speed control is operated through an inverter and electro-magnetic braking system for high precision cutting tasks. An automatic raw material feeding system can handle a workpiece that is as long as 6 meters. A hydraulic grabbing system allows the machine to secure workpieces in ensuring smooth and high quality cut surfaces. All these attributes will add value to the final products. The machine comes with an automatic metal disposal system which helps prevent damage from broken blades caused by scrap metal pieces. In addition to this, the system makes it easier for machine operators for cleaning and maintenance purposes. The machine comes with a touch screen monitor the machine can be easily and quickly operated. Everising Machine Co Taichung, Taiwan Tel: +886 4 2350 5300 Fax: +886 4 2350 5420 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.everising.com
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Products - Taiwan CNC Machine Center
The machine offers standard speed of 12000RPM with maximum speed up to 18000RPM (optional) tool system can be selected: BT40, ISO40, BBT40 CAT40 DIN40 interchangeability. The impact of the cylinder is with one design and built-in floating knife fight Flip device can improve bearing life. Spindle at the top knives can be adjusted according to the different needs of customers and online adjustment can be done directly at the machine table. Using a modular design, rapid installation is achieved and variety of specifications can be used interchangeably. Front spindle maze design can effectively prevent the penetration of chips foreign body and cutting water. The machine is suitable for the machining of the industry mold processing and industry parts. The machine has simplified structure, to enhance performance and it significantly reduce production costs.
The machine is designed to provide better solution for the users who are mainly focused on the heavy duty cutting industries. The NC double sided milling machines are been widely applied to plastic and steel molds manufacturer. This kind of milling machine has cutting capacity of 75mm x 75mm to 1000mm x 1000mm with â€œone set-up for four sidesâ€? machining. These kinds of milling machines are especially designed for mold base, hydraulic manifold and square or rectangular block machining. On the other hand, the milling head unit consists of right and left hand side milling head, both of them could be assembled to do vertical milling, horizontal milling and transverse milling. 90 degrees angular head to equip with the milling head can also be provided. The milling head unit is suitable for many types of specialized machines such as heavy duty drilling machine, drilling machine and boring machine.
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Para mill precision machinery Co Ltd. Taichung city, Taiwan Tel: +886-4-26800678 Fax: +886-4-26800587 Email: email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.paramill.com
Chang Hua, Taiwan Tel: 886-4-7910271 Fax: 886-4-7910272 Email: email@example.com Website: www.kenturn.com.tw
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Products - Taiwan Double Octomill 05 The Double Octomill 05 face milling cutter for smaller machines is available in diameters ranging from 25 mm to 125 mm and provides optimal performance in applications requiring a maximum 3 mm depth of cut. The cutterâ€™s insert pockets incorporate a strong centre lock screw and hardened HSS insert locating pins, simplifying the mounting of inserts and ensuring maximum stability during operation. The pockets also feature an 8-degree negative angle to allow the use
of double sided inserts, while the inserts themselves are positive, creating a positive cutting rake to minimise power consumption. Four insert geometries are available for the Double Octomill 05 to accommodate various materials. Seco Tools India Pvt Ltd. Pune, Maharashtra Tel: +91-2137- 667 306 Fax: +91-2137- 667 410, +91 9881731708 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.secotools.com
Spindle HB-500II is suitable for large size metal workpieces, automobile parts and general parts machining industries. When the machine is combined with the APC system it will increase the productivity and allow the best cost-performance ratio. The spindle uses an oil-air lubrication system and its speed improves to 14000rpm. That satisfies the need for high speed machining. Rapid traverse in three axes are 60 m/min to short non-cutting time. Furthermore, the double cooling technology in the hollow ball screws (optional) and screw nuts (optional) not only decreases the thermal distortion but also increases the positioning and repeat precision. Tool magazine improvement is done with the use of individual tool sleeves on the chain-type tool magazine and the adjacent tools changing time is only 6.5 seconds. Direct drive motor and cam type transmission device are available for B axis. The minimum increment degree is 0.001Â° that shortens the time of pallet rotation. Pallets use DD-motor direct drive device (optional). This makes the rotary speed achieve 100rpm with a 90 degree increment in 0.9 seconds. Tongtai Machine & Tool Co Ltd Kaohsiung, Taiwan Tel: +886-7-9761588 Fax: +886-7-9761589 Email: email@example.com Website: www.tongtai.com.tw
Motorised lubrication unit Motorised lubrication unit are electric driven pumps along with reservoir, oil filter and breather, suction strainer, pressure relief valve, 246 MMT- January 2013
Products bleed valve, etc. These units are suitable for single shot automatic oil lubrication. These units are made to run intermittently. During motorâ€™s ON time, all the metering cartridges eject out predetermined amount of oil at various points of machine. During the OFF period, the same metering cartridges get recharged for the next lubrication cycle. If desired, these units can be supplied without float and pressure switch as per customers requirement. Units for liquid grease are also manufactured. Lubrite Industries Phagwara, Punjab Tel: 1824- 228438, 329988, 09814121288 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Website: www.lubriteindustries.com
Portable circular saw Portable circular saw can effortlessly saw at high speed through all kinds of material such as steel, stainless steel, aluminum and copper. It faces no problems sawing wood and plastic. Showers of sparks belong almost to the collector and therefore the surroundings remain clean. The Blade Runners are lightweight and ergonomically designed.
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Products Besides, they are easily manageable, extremely precise and accurate in working. All Blade Runners are equipped with a variable angle setting. They are useful for fast and burr-free working and no greasing or cooling is required.
way in advancements in Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) and Interactive Feature Recognition (IFR). Its modules are available in a variety of bundles and combinations such as 2.5 axis, 3 axis, 4 and 5 axis prepositioning, 4 and 5 axis, simultaneous milling, 2 and 4 axis turning, rotary milling, 2 and 4 axis wire EDM.
Consortech Tools (India) Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020-24445576, 65002414. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ezar Engineering Pvt Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020-27111704, 09552593842 Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ezarengg.com
3D CAD Software 3D CAD software offers three package building in functionality and is tiered to best suit the needs of any organisation. All package utilise the intuitive user interface to speed the design process and make it instantly productive. Machining intelligence is the most advanced CAM programming software available for getting products to market faster, more efficiently and within budget. It is a next generation best-of-class CNC programming solution for producing moulded parts from solid models. It is a Certified Gold Product for manufacturing/CAM software that provides state-of-the-art machining capabilities seamlessly integrated into SolidWorks design software. It leads the
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Honing Machines The numeric controlled E â€“ Series honing machines are developed to deliver complete honing solution for the production of small to medium batch sizes and prototypes. The Siemens Touch-Pad numeric controls provides precise, efficient, repeatable honing on through and blind bores for a wide range of components like Rocker arm, Conrod, Fork shifter, fuel injection parts, aerospace components and dies. The machine also features compactness with stability, assured by rigid module plate design, providing repeatability of stroke and size, for accurate bore geometry across a broad range of applications.
Products Ergonomic design provides operator comforts and efficiency, whilst on interlocking guard ensures operator safety. E Series honing machine is available in 2 versions namely E 1000S and E 2000S for diameter range of 1.14mm - 25mm and 1.14mm â€“ 120mm respectively with fully adjustable stroke length of 300mm. WENDT (INDIA) LTD. Hosur, Tamil Nadu. Tel: 91-4344 276851, 276852, 276854, 405500, 405501. Fax: +91-4344 405620. Website: www.wendtindia.com
Hydraulic Press Brake Machine Hydraulic press brakes are highly productive, accurate and economical. They provide simplified and easily accessible controls for optimum operator efficiency and output. The press brakes are manufactured to high standards of lifetime durability and precision accuracy. Pair of hydraulic cylinders is synchronised mechanically by a heavy-duty torque tube construction. This facility ensures absolute parallelism between ram and table working surface. NC hydraulic press brakes are economical and very reliable solution for industry demand.They are designed to give
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Products more accuracy and better productivity. The controller has a facility to program the various jobs with complex bending sequence on screen. The numeric control is used for two axis control: ram axis Y, back gauge axis X. The program gives facility to bend different bending degrees; different back gauge positions and different open positions. Range is 20 ton to 700 ton and length is 1250 mm to 7000 mm. Energy Mission Machineries (India) Pvt Ltd Ahmedabad, Gujarat Tel: 079-65436237, 09824481470 Email: email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.energymission.com
Lathe Machine Heavy-duty, medium-duty and light-duty lathe machines are available. They offer heavyduty lathes sizes 5’6’’, 7’, 9’, 10’ and 12’, light-duty lathes size in 4’6’’ and 5’3’’ and medium-duty lathes in 4’6’’ and 6’. Heavyduty lathes are split type, hand scrapped precisely graded bush bearing for running main spindle with flat belt driven cone pulley and tapered roller bearing at both ends of main spindle with double V-belts driven conepully. Options are open for customers. They offer heavyduty lathes having std 10’’ height of centre and 2’’ spindle hole as well as 12’’ HOC and
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Products is of 9’’, hole through spindle of 2’’, and tailstock of 2’’. Customer specifications are also serviced. M/s Sunil Enterprise Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: 0281- 2926239, 09825636244 Email: email@example.com cal The purchase manager should consider the techni rt speciﬁcations of the product and after sales suppo ct. produ the buying before ny compa the by extended must Considering it as an investment, the consumer pay attention to ﬁner details so as to secure ROI.
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Vertical Machining Center The 3-axis machining center from Pittler represents an economically attractive version for small and medium size production shops. Parts with diameters up to 800 mm can be processed on a set-up area of only 6 m². The benefits of this product are high quality parts at low per-part costs, excellent accessibility to the parts and tools, quick programming and short conversion times. Large door openings and a short control distance allow work pieces and tools to be changed quickly. The Siemens 828 D control offers simple and rapid programming in work steps. Pittler T & S GmbH
3’’ spindle hole charging extra. In light-duty and medium-duty tapered roller bearing is used for running main spindle with V-belt driven cone-pulley. Graded cast iron for all sliding or running parts are used. In light-duty lathe height of centre is 7’’ and hole through of 11/2’’, cross slide of 6’’ wide, in medium-duty height of centre
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Gutenberg-Dietzenbach Tel.: +49 (0) 6074 4873 0 Fax: +49 (0) 6074 4873 291 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.pittler.de
Products Precision Punch Former Precision punch former machine PFAH 50000 is a dual way waterproof punch former with a compact strong structure and lasting durability. This model is suitable for applying on surface grinding and applying to accurately and rapidly from any shapes of punches. Also the machine can be applied to EDM machines. Moreover the machine also has vertical and horizontal adjustment function, it is especially suitable for oval punch grinding. The Vblock design can enhance the stability and accuracy for setting the work piece and also with fine tuning function. The machine is made up of stainless steel, rustles and easy to maintain. Gin Chan Machinery Co., Ltd Taipei, Taiwan Tel: 886-2-2681-8596 Fax: 886-2-2681-8516 Website: www.ginchan.com.tw Email: email@example.com
Carbide Endmills Solid carbide long length end mills are used for machining parts that require long reach. They are available square nose or Ball nose and two, four, six, eight or more flute form. Carbide end mills are used on materials such as cast iron, non ferrous metals and for difficult to machine
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materials. The rigid solid carbide end mills with rugged geometry are usable at high cutting speeds several times greater than high speed steel. These end mills are most suitable for deep slotting work. These tools allow maximum chip clearance at higher speeds compared to high speed steel end mills. The tool is also usable for deep plunging work. Solid carbide end mills are available in size up to cutting edge 300 mm flute length 100 mm with Coolant holes and without Coolant holes. Cutting Tools Company. Pune Maharashtra Tel: 020 46761015 Fax: 020 46761014 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.biltzindia.com
Column-Moving The machine is FT TYPE Column-Moving used for corner machining, internal / external taper machining, ID/OD grooving and facing on valve body, pump housing, fitting and turbine housing. The model BMC110FT2 features column-moving design, work table installs on the base of X axis, higher rigidity and larger work table loading capacity. Moreover the machine comes with linear scale on X, Y, Z axis forming a closed feedback system with 6-axis(X, Y, Z, W, B, and U) control and simultaneous 4-axis control. The Universal CNC indexing table (B axis function).
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Products Far East Machinery Co., Ltd. Taiwan Tel: 886-5-2133166 Fax: 886-5-2205293 E-mail:email@example.com Website: www.femco.com.tw
Diaphragm Vacuum Pumps Chemical Resistant Diaphragm pump are the best suited oil free vacuum option for Laboratory & Pilot scaled application. Typical applications for Chemical Resistant diaphragm pumps include evacuating chemically aggressive gases and vapors from such equipment as rotary evaporators, vacuum drying cabinets and centrifugal concentrators. Most importantly, diaphragm pumps are oil-free, for vastly reduced service demands compared with oil-sealed pumps. They eliminate the water waste of water-jet aspirators, and the contaminated waste-oil disposal of rotary vane pumps. The diaphragms are available in various options of materials like EPDM, neoprene, Viton & Teflon coated neoprene rubber. These vacuum pumps are available in the range of 15 lpm to 33 lpm generate a maximum vacuum of 30Torr. Chemical resistant vacuum pumps are supplied with 3phase flame-proof motors also.
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Products Sri Vishnu Pumps Mfg. Co.
Drill & Tap Center
Mumbai Thane Tel: 022-28458372 Fax: 28457073 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.minivacpumps.com
The DT-1 is a compact, high-speed drill and tap machine with full milling capabilities. The machine has a 20” x 16” x 15.5” (xyz) work cube and a 26” x 15” T-slot table. A powerful BT30 taper inline direct-drive spindle provides 12,000 rpm, and allows rigid tapping at speeds to 5,000 rpm. A high-speed, 20-pocket tool changer swaps tools quickly, while 2,400 ipm rapids and high accelerations combine to shorten cycle times and reduce non-cutting time. Other features include 15 hp vector drive, 15” color LCD monitor, built-in USB port.
Variable Speed Drives Variable speed drives comes in a wide, rugged range of AC up to 400 Kw ratings. These are available as simple v/f drives and also sensor less and flux vector drives. The new latest WJ200 drive has many class leading features such as 200% starting torque. It has special algorithms to improve low speed regulation. It can be used for simple positioning applications with encoder feedback without the use of any add-on card. It can be controlled with a pulse train input also. It incorporates a built in USB port for programming. The same drive can be used for both induction motors as well as brushless motors. All the drives are compliant with International ratings such as CE, UL, and C-UL etc. Strategi Automation Solutions Pvt Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: +91-80-32329798 / 32467879 Fax: +91-80-41163047 Email: email@example.com Website: www.strategiautomation.com
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Haas Automation India Pvt Ltd Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: +91-22-66098830 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.haascnc.com
CNC Lathe The CY-K510n model lathe has specially designed independent spindle structure ensures the maximum heat dissipation and brings down the heat distortion. Unique design brings high precision, high rigidity and low noise performance in turning. Automatic 3-step gear box with inverter is standard
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Products super finished runs in the white metal bush for smooth running of grinding wheel. Hitesh Engineering Works Wadhwan, Gujarat Tel: 91-0275-02752-241926,09879877780 Mob: 09879877780 Email: email@example.com Website: www.precisiongrinders.com
Surface Grinding Machine Manual Hand scraped to fine tolerance, the manual surface grinding machine (working surface with manual oil dip of 225 x 450 mm / 300 x 6oo mm) is also hydraulic. The machine also features that the wheel head spindle hardened & ground, runs on precision angular contact bearings with imported Greece and driven by flange mounted motor through flexible couplings. Dimensions with wheel head micro feed 0.002 mm. Atul Machine Tools Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: 09227602034, 0281-2360227, 02827- 287607 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.atulmachine.com
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Products spindle drive, while servo motor drives as optional. The important technical specifications are: distance between centers is 1500 mm; swing over bed is 500 mm & spindle speed is 480-2500 rpm. Emtex Machinery Pvt Ltd New Delhi Tel: +91-011-49491666, Mob: 09899008130 Email: email@example.com Website: www.emtexmachinerylimited.com
Thermometer This infrared thermometer has an IR range between 50 to 2200 deg C 2.2â€™â€™ TFT 320 x 240 pixels color LCD display & camera resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. It supports images in JPEG & video in 3GP format. It has provision for micro SD memory card (upto 8 GB), dual laser targeting & USB interface, language selection (English/French/ German/Spanish). Other features include date/time setup controls; max, min, DIF, AVG record & dew-point & wet bulb temperature. Specifications include response time: less than 300ms, optical resolution is 50:1 Distance to spot size etc. India Tools & Instruments Co Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022-2342 8862,09819345050 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.indiaitools.net
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Products Boring Tool System The new large diameter boring tool system by KAISER combines various technical highlights like super light execution, which ensures minor stress for operators and presetter spindles & offers operating safety up to Vc 2’000 m/ min and therefore full HSC capability. The boring range is Ø 200 – 340 mm for ISO 40 and HSK-A63 spindles; Ø 200 – 620 mm, extendable up to 3’000 mm for ISO 50 /HSK-A100 and larger spindles. The simple handling of the components virtually eliminates operator error during assembly and leads to almost 100% safety during operation. High strength and hard coated aluminium and nickel coated steel components provide scratch resistant and rust protected surfaces and ensure a long tool life. Quattro Engineering India Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: +91-80-25585439 Email: email@example.com Website: www.quattroengg.com
Thread Cutting Unit The GEM12 is the second generation thread cutting unit. It is a sleeve-drive thread-cutting unit with an all new control concept. This unit from the Suhner sleeve drive machining unit series is designed
for gruelling continuous use in multiple shift operations. Its high-performance cuts an M12 thread in 600 N/mm² steel. The maximum feed path is 60 mm, and the maximum speed is 4800 rpm. Suhner India Pvt Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: +91 -80-27831108 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.suhner.com
Drilling Units KBM 80 U and KBM 80 auto offers mechanical three-speed gearbox with continuously variable electronic speed reduction means optimum cutting speed for core drilling, drilling, thread cutting, countersinking and reaming. It provides flexible tool use and high concentricity due to a combination of QuickIN and MT 3 holders. High torque, high power motor for efficient core drilling up to 80 mm and thread cuts up to M 27. High levels of work safety due to extensive safety package including torque slipping clutch, visual magnetic holding force display and Viseo touch pad controls. Fein Power Tools India Pvt Ltd Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Products Tel: +91-044-43578680 Mob: 09825063597 Email: email@example.com Website: www.fein.in
Radial Drilling Machine The model SMT 40/1000 DC doublecolumn radial drilling machine is used for drilling, tapping, lapping, screwing and counter boring operation. This radial drilling machine is also used for screwing in cast iron, steel, plastics and other materials. Drilling capacity is about 40 mm and spindle nosed is of MT-4. The double-column is ground by German-make cylindrical grinder. Headstock is bored on imported boring machine (TOSS). The accuracy conforms to IS-2425 standards. The radial drilling machine is useful for every toolroom and maintenance purpose. Syndicate Industrial Corporation Bhavnagar, Gujarat Tel: 0278-244 5148 ,9426207129 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Laser Cutting Systems These TLM series 5-axis laser cutting systems simplify the processing of 3-dimensional workpieces to perform any number of cutting tasks. Run programs from G code or an NTC-developed simplified coding process. A simple-to-use teach-mode makes cutting path generation easy and takes the guesswork out of virtually all 3-dimensional cutting applications. Laser Technologies Pvt Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: +91-020-65208337 Mob: 08080593077 Email: email@example.com Website: www.lasertechnik.co.in
Universal Grinding Machine The universal grinding machine HEW 600 mm is used for high precision grinding of gauges dies & punches dies & punches for tool room application with an accuracy on diameter 0.002 micron. The one piece machine body is made from closed grain casting maximum grinding length 600 mm, height center 150 mm. The grinding wheel spindle is made form EN-24 material case hardened and January 2013 - MMT 283
Products Non-Reversible Tapping Heads The model QCSFL non-reversible tapping heads are specially developed for radial drilling machine and reversible drilling and tapping machines. These are also suitable for large boring machines. The chucks have an extensive tapping range from M3â€“M42 comprising of 4 sizes. Very easy in operation, these heads are versatile in their usage. Equipped with radial parallel float, quick set torque mechanism, compression + expansion enable the operator to maximise productive without breakage of tap. Thread profile precision is as guaranteed on these chucks. The tapping heads are appropriate for LH and RH threads. Indmech Industrial Corporation Gandhinagar, Gujarat Tel: 02764-233983, Mob: 09825146659 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.imitoolsindia.com
Injection Molding Machine The Niigata all-electric horizontal injection molding machine ranges from 50 to 1000 ton and the vertical injection molding machine ranges from 30 to 150 ton. Shot size (PS) ranges from 20 to 4550 gm. It saves more than 60 per cent power consumption than similar size hydraulic/ toggle machine. The machine is absolutely free from oil,therefore it does not create pollution. It ensures enhanced accuracy and reliability, and also provides great cost savings and contributes to environmental preservation. Neejtech India Ahmedabad, Gujarat Tel: 079-26561312 Mob: 09825040231 Email: email@example.com Website: www.neejtech.com
Cutting Fluid The cutting fluid is suitable for use in the simplest to the most demanding of cutting operations of complex alloys. Surface blackening of white metals, especially aluminium during metal working process may occur because of the metal working fluid used. The metal components of certain alloys of aluminium that contain zinc, copper and magnesium in varying
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Products percentages tend to react with ingredients of the metal working fluid like amino complexes but also other additives that are usually present. The cutting fluid minimises this issue. Carl Bechem Lubricants (India) Pvt Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: +91-080-22010800,+91-080-22010802 Mob: 09379917484 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.carlbechem.com
Diamond Disc Diamond discs use a process by which diamond abrasives are chemically fused on top of a metal base. The construction provides highly exposed, ready to cut diamond edges at the contact surface to either grind or hack. With reduced friction at the cutting edge and a well balanced construction, the power tool mounted breaks down very less and completes the work much faster. It can be fitted on any brand of portable grinder. It is available in 100 mm (4”) diameter with 20 mm bore, 115 mm (4 ½”) and 125 mm (5”) with 22.3 mm bore. The same discs can be used both for grinding and hacking applications. Wendt (India) Ltd Hosur, Tamil Nadu Tel: 04344 - 276851, 276852 Fax: 04344- 405620 Email: email@example.com Website: www.wendtindia.com
Bench grinder Bench grinder with built in dust collector is specially designed for collecting dust generated during the grinding process. It is mounted on a rigid steel frame and has high filtering efficiency, enabling it to grasp even the finest dust particles. It has features like low power consumption and low noise level. Cotton filtering sleeves provide total security against inflammation. It has a 1.0 HP, 3 phase 2800 RPM grinding motor, 3 phase dust collector motor and is fitted with a manual shaker. The machine has dimensions of 775 x 800 x 1050 mm.. Prem Brothers New Delhi Tel: 011-28117456, 28117464, 45595068 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.powermaster-india.com
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Products Power operated hydraulic press Power operated hydraulic press ranges from 15 tonnes to 300 tonnes capacity in mild steel robust construction. The crown, column and bottom are solid without bend and are welded. The table is vertically operated by worm winch gearbox and rests on load pins placed in holes and column at desired height. An option to operate bed by bed lifting attachment electrically is provided. Rollers are also provided with the bed for easy handling of heavy jobs. The cylinder is made from honed tube and hard chrome plated ram is made from mild steel, operated by double acting cylinder. Good quality seals assure long working life. The ram is provided with replaceable socket to facilitate attachment of dies and tools on customerâ€™s request. The press is equipped with high pressure hydraulic pump, D.C. valve, pressure relief valve etc. Pressure can be regulated by pressure control valve. The press is operated by hand lever operated direction control valve, with an option of panel board/push button operated and foot operated. Dowel Engineering Works Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: 0281-2362465, 2369153 Email: email@example.com Website: www.thedowel.com
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Products Solid Carbide End Mill Solid carbide end mill offers smooth surface finish with its 6 effective teeth in finishing performance. The combination of heavy core diameter and unique flute constructions enables high rigidity, easy chip evacuation and vertical shear action. It is precisely grounded with eccentric form relief producing superior cutting edge for more strength and durability. 50째 high helix geometry gives high cutting resistance along with high bending resistance for machining hard alloy steels, stainless steels, inconel etc. Robin Precision Products Pvt Ltd Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: 02827-287634 Fax: 02827-287631 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com Website: www.bloodtools.com
Super Rigid Press Super rigid series power presses in the capacity rating of 10 / 16 / 25 / 40 / 63 / 80 /100 / 125 / 200 and 250 tonnes conform to the press standard both in terms of dimensions and geometrical accuracies. The machine incorporates modern design features and latest manufacturing practices. The press provides various features such as variable speed drive, manual or motorised slide adjustment, pneumatic clutch, pneumatic counter balance, slide tool die holder, stroke counter, electro pneumatic safety control, manual or automatic centralised lubrication systems, hydraulics overload safety device, pneumatic die cushion die lifters, hydraulic die clamping etc. Application areas 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, 2461162 Fax: 0281-2461665 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.shaileshmachines.com
Plate Bending Machine Hydraulic / mechanical 4 rolls / 3 rolls standard prepinch type and pyramid type plate bending machines are available in wide range from 1,000 mm to 6,000 mm length and 1 mm to 100 mm thickness. The machine features movable control panel, gear box / hydraulic motor, MS 288 MMT- January 2013
Products plates, fabricated main frame, housing with forged steel rolls and hydraulic and electrical balancing system. Moreover, it has the advantage of easy maintenance, simple mechanism enable, suitable for medium and heavy plates and pipes in full circle or various radius can be done easily. The machine also comes with the accessories like conical bending, section bending and plate feeding table etc. Weldor Engineering Pvt Ltd Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: 0281 - 2360242, 2360243, 44 Fax: 0281 - 2360466 Email: email@example.com Website: www.weldor.com
Multi-Spindle Heads These multi-spindle heads are used for drilling and tapping applications. The heads are available in both adjustable and fixed type centre distances. These can be fitted on all types of machines, like conventional drilling and tapping machines, machining centers or any other type of automatic drilling and tapping machines. Features include: equipped to deliver precisely what users need, smallest centre distances, high-spindle accuracies, customised multi-spindle heads as per requirements, compact, rigid and sturdy design, special multi-spindle heads for carbide tools, throughcoolant operations can be done, optimise production cost. Suhner India Pvt Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: 080-27831108 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.suhner.com
Servo Press Equipped with the latest version of servo motor technology from Japan, the SD1 series servo press has greater ability, and is applicable to interchange curve graph as expected, free forming limitation, challenge top rated press technology. Salient features include powerful, rigid, precise, high torque, low rpm rotational speed, servo motor especially designed for presses, pressure stabiliser system for servo unit, changeable curve, excellent forming capability, and friendly environmental energy saving. Goodwill Imex Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: 080-26278815 Email: email@example.com
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Products Milling and Drilling Machine Coordinate Advance Milling and Drilling Machine (CAMDER) has been patented as a new application machine in China. It is most suitable for automobile mould and complex machine component. CAMDER is using an advance 6-axis CNC control with milling and deep hole drilling function in one machine. Specially design for large automobile mould and machine component. 5-axis Coordinate Advance Milling & Drilling Machine is based on horizontal deep hole drilling machine with CNC rotary table and spindle tilting function design concept. With the advance design, it can interchange from a Milling function to a Drilling function in a very short time. X, Y, Z, & W axis are all using a high precision linear guide and ball screw, with high rigidity and accuracy. The maximum loading capacity is 30ton, with dual servo motor to eliminate the backlash. Furthermore, each rotary axis equipped with round linear scale to ensure the accuracy of the angle. The spindle power is 22kw, can be use in gun drilling and more a efficient ejector drilling system. Maximum spindle speed is 4000rpm. X, Y, Z maximum cutting speed is 8m/min with AICCII function for complex machining.
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Products Worldwide Industrial Machinery Limited
‘C’ Frame Press
Hong Kong. Tel: 852-3188 2554 Fax: 852-2401 3666 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.wim.hk
‘C’ frame presses are fabricated out of mild steel plate generously designed to withstand heavy working conditions with minimum stretching and deflection. The fabricated members of the press are stress relieved. Two plates are bound together with welded support and tie rods. Precise machining of the structural members is done after normalizing to get the required accuracy like parallelism between platen and bed, right angularity between bed and the moving platen. It’s highly applicable for high production of small jobs. Special presses are also available with high ram speeds.
Eight Spindle Automatic Lathe The machine is designed for high accuracy at mass and series production. It offers high thermal stability and its rigidity can be compared to camoperated machines. The machine has 8 independent AC drives of spindle and altogether 32 CNC controlled axes. The machine also features 24 additional CNC controlled axes for optional equipment control with two SINUMERIC 840 D control system. It uses own technological TMis software and has large selection and flexibility of quick change tool holder. Machine has got hydraulically or pneumatically controlled auxiliary functions. It conforms to the 89/392 EEC directives.
PMP Machine Tools Rajkot , Gujarat Tel: +91-281-2366202/2366248 Fax: +91-281-2366248 E-mail: email@example.com
Portable Welders TAJMAC - ZPS Czech Republic Tel:+420577532114 Fax: +420577107102 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.tajmac-zps.cz
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The welding machines are strictly manufactured & are confirming to IS, incorporating latest technological developments and controls with highest order of quality & performance. The machine also has modern looks, novel design concepts, Light weight and compact. Real Portability for one person to do welding at odd places like civial work sites etc. Sturdy belt provided for
Products carrying and hanging. It is made from high-grade materials, with protection against overload by thermal cut-out. Works even on domestic power line, Reliable and durable, Epoxy powder coated body for long life, Coil varnishing by vacuum pressurised impregnating varnishing system. Canary electricals ltd.
Gujarat Phone: +91-2822-250431 Fax: 91-2822-250433 Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
“C” Type Foot Operated Hydraulic Press The machine features two ‘C’ type production presses mounted on a table for assembly unit and operated by one power pack unit. The machine also has Separate foot switches for upward and down ward movement of ram with separate pressure regulating valve. Variable length of stroke is available and the presses ranging from 15 tonnes to 25 tonnes capacity. The rigid and sturdy welded steel frame is without bend. The cylinder is made from honed tube and hard
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Products chrome plated ram is made from mild steel, operated by single acting cylinder. Good quality seals assure long working life. The Ram is provided with replaceable socket to facilitate attachment of dies and tools on customer’s request. Dowel Engineering Works Rajkot Gujarat Tel:281-2369153 Fax: 281-2362465 Website: www.thedowel.com
End Mill High Helix Super-finish Endmill offers smooth surface finish with its 6 effective teeth in finishing performance. The combination of heavy core diameter & unique flute constructions enables high rigidity, easy chip evacuation & vertical shear action. The machine is precisely grounded with eccentric form relief producing superior cutting edge for more strength and durability.50° high helix geometry gives high cutting resistance along with high bending resistance for machining hard alloy steels, stainless steels, inconel etc.
Plastic Packing Boxes For Cutting Tools The boxes are used made to be used for industrial packaging. It can be use full for packing the carbide tools, end mills, reamers, tips, insert, tap set, tool holder etc. Foam, stickers, screen printing, embosses & design the logo of company on the boxes can also be provided. Om manufacturers Rajkot Gujarat Tel: 0281-2384444, 09978500100 Email: - email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ommanufacturers.com
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Blood tools Rajkot Gujarat. Tel: +91-2827-287634 Fax: +91-2827-287631 E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.bloodtools.com
Power Press ‘bNX Series’ power press is designed for blanking, forming piercing and drawing applications. This press offers the ultimate possible resistance to slide tipping and off centre loading. The guides are designed with extra length and surface area to provide best possible resistance to slide tipping caused by off centre loading in the die and most suitable for highly precise
Products pressing applications. This increases tool life. The company also manufactures: ring frame cross shaft presses; link motion presses; H frame, single and two point cross shaft presses; H frame, two point left to right presses; and high speed presses. Swastik Engitech Pvt. Ltd, Gujarat Tel: 8141044144 Email; email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.bansalpresses.com
Press-Brake The machine is design as such to reach speed and power levels similar to those of a hydraulic press-brake yet also deliver the accuracy and reactivity of an electric press-brake while maintaining the consumption of a hybrid system the structure is unique of its kind in that both the top and the bottom of the press are completely closed. This makes it extremely stable and keeps the positions of the references constant throughout the entire bending phase, generating a remarkably high degree of precision. The absence of proportional valves, the presence of direct-drive transmission and brushless motorization, and the utilization of
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Products energy in proportion to the real intensity of use, mean that the B3 press-brake offers extremely high performance yet keeps consumption low. The approach and return movements of the top-beam can reach a speed of 220 mm/s. PressStudio is the press-brake programming software, based on a native 3D model, which is used for graphical and numerical programming and for production management.
Jin Year Precision Co Ltd Tel: 886-4-25232817 Fax: 886-4-25151230 Email: Liu0930@ms58.hinet.net, Jinyear.email@example.com Website: www.jinyear.com.tw
Sheet Metal Working Tool Salvagnini Machinery India Pvt Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: +91-9913815775 Email: Riddhish.firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.salvagninigroup.com
Hydraulic Angle Lock Vise The machine offers down thrust with â€œsemi-sphereâ€? to prevent workpiece lift. The machine can be operated either mechanically or hydraulically and its body is made up of ductile iron FCD-60. Vise bed is hardened to HRC45 and maintains accuracy for long. Vise bed height-size and the guide block side are all made with full control and are capable to perform a job of 2, 3 or 4 vises at a time. The machine has 4 ways of clamping as a choice.
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Sheet metal working tools are developed for continuous use in metal construction and have a robust and ergonomic design. A high-power motor and an optimally coordinated transmission ensures rapid and constant work progress. The power tools are also particularly durable because of a metal transmission head. Unlike the shell design, the barrel-type motor housing design ensures that the bearing remains permanent and secure in its place. The motor therefore runs more quietly and the bearing is subject to considerably less wear. The sheet metal working tools range comprises of the following tools; nibblers, slitting shears and sheet metal shears for cutting and separating single rolled sheets, corrugated sheet metals, trapezoid sheet metals, pipes and profiles. The range of power tools has the right tool for various metal
Products working materials, applications and trades. Fein Power Tools India Pvt Ltd Chennai, Tamil Nadu Tel: 044-43578680, 11 Email: email@example.com Website: www.fein.in
Filter Press The polypropylene executor ser ies filter press is ideal for p ro v i d i n g filtration capacities in the range of 5 to 50 KLD of sludge per day. It is used for separating suspended solids from the liquids. In the plate and frame type, the plates, the frames and the plate accessories of the filter press are placed on two horizontal parallel bars and are pressed together in between two end plates (i.e. fixed and moving ends) by a closing device. The material to be filtered is then pumped into the press which goes to all the frames where the filter media stops the suspended solids and allows only the clear liquid to go through the discharge ports leaving the solids in the frame. In the recessed type, the slurry is fed through the central inlet and the solids are retained in the recess between the plates, while the filtrate is collected through the corners.
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Products Fluid Control Equipments
Chennai, Tamil Nadu Tel: 044-24349179 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.flu-con.com
The cordless driver drill has application areas in the field of construction, wood working, metal working and other engineering segments. It has a soft wood capacity of 18 mm, wood screw capacity of 6 mm diameter x 38 mm and machine screw capacity of 6 mm. It has a compact design at 147 mm long and weighs 0.8 kg. It has a drive of 6.35 mm hex bit shank with a maximum torque in lock of 10 Nm. The battery capacity of 1.5 Ah provides longer run time. The load speed of 0-400 RPM covers a wide range of drilling applications. Standard accessories such as the battery (BCL1015), charger (UC10SFL), driver bit and a carrying case are also available.
Flap disc can be used for quick grinding due to consistent high abrasive quality right up to the last abrasive grain. Maximum economic efficiency due to increased performance per time unit and less wear on discs is attained. Grinding work with high stock removal performance is achieved. It features largest possible stock removal. The innovative design of the ceramic grit abrasive reduces sparks to a minimum. This means that damage to stainless steel work pieces caused by glowing sparks flying around is almost excluded. The surface temperature is reduced by 30 % during the grinding process which makes sure that there is no heat accumulation, no deformation, no thermal damage to the joints in the work piece. Tool life and aggressiveness for surface grinding and for the leveling of welds are 50 % higher than those of conventional flap discs. Besides, there is no glazing and constant use right down to the last grit.
Hitachi Koki India Ltd
Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: 080 - 28396198 Email: email@example.com Website: www.hitachi-koki.in
Bangalore, Karnataka Tel: 080 â€“ 42187117, 09741481117 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.pferd.com, www.swit.in
Cordless Driver Drill
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Products Drilling Cum Milling Machine The drilling cum milling machines are used for drilling, milling, tapping, lapping and counter boring. The drilling capacity of these machines is 40 mm, with face mill capacity of 25 mm, tapping capacity of 22 mm in cast iron and drilling capacity of 35 mm in mild steel. Quill spacers are made from steel while main spindle are made EN Steel with 6 slots. Spindle nose is MT-4, spindle travel is 170 mm, spindle speed of 8 gears made from best quality material and helical teethed for smooth and noiseless running. These can be applied for better and accurate square and parallel cutting. Siddhapura Industires Bhavnagar, Gujarat Tel: 0278-2445148, 09824246655 Email: email@example.com Website: www.siddhapuradrills.com
Tapping Chuck The QCSL non-reversible tapping chuck is specially developed for builders of heavy machinery, turbines, motors, nuclear reactors and other types of heavy equipment. Capacity of the tapping chuck
January 2013 - MMT 307
Products ranges from M30 to M200. This chuck is available in morse taper, ISO taper or in special shanks. The tapping chuck is suitable for heavy jobs and for tapping on higher diameter. It is provided with length compensation features that allow the tap to act as its own lead screw. IMI Machine Tools Pvt Ltd Ahmedabad, Gujarat Tel: 02764-233983 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.imitoolsindia.com
Machining centre UniSpeed5 is that Universal Machining Center for Milling (UniSpeed 5) or Milling-Turning (UniSpeed 5T) which implements highly efficient dynamics and offers great Flexibility/ Versatility as well. The standard Scope includes, Universal orthogonal milling head ATC 48 tools Siemens 840D or Heidenhein 530 iTNC control. The machine also feaures Powerful Spindle with Torque upto 750 Nm and rpm upto 6000 with Mill/Turn model includes the rotary with turning speed upto 250 rpm. The UniSpeed 5 is also impressive with its space utilisation as it uses only 40 sq. meters of space. Itsâ€™ natural rigid base in Polymer Concrete allows the machine to be installed without any special foundation. SHW Machine Tools Pvt Ltd Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: +91 7498770835 Email: email@example.com
Servo insert coupling These servo insert couplings are equipped with features like, pluggable, damp vibration, compensation of misalignment & backlash-free etc. Different models like stud/set screws clamping, Collet clamping, Outer conical hub, split hubs, compact version, expanding clamps etc are available. Some of the applications include linear slide, machine spindle, screw jack units, servo drive, printing machines, packaging machines etc. Rotolinear Systems Yeswanthpur Bangalore Tel: 080-23572855, 9845196751 Fax: 080-23379749 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.rotolinearindia.com
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3 & 4 axes front lathe 50-51 Diamond Disc 286 ‘C’ Frame Press 292 3 & 5-axis mach. Center 12 3 axes high speed machining center box 13 3D CAD Software 248 3d coordinate measuring machine 193 3D Scanning System 226 4 column hydraulic press 205 4 stage pressure regulator 225 5 - axis mach. Centres 12 5 axes CNC tool grinder 133 5 axes high speed machining center box; 13 5 faces double coulmn milling machine 314 5-axes CNC hob regrinder 133 6-axes CNC tool grinder 133 Abrasive 225 Abrasive blast cleaning 234 Ac gear motor 18 Ac servo motor 18 Accoustic room 234 Adaptor 324 Additives for industrial lubricant 263 Advance cutting material 90-91 Aerosol multispray 97 Aerospace machine 339 Agv (automated guided vehicle) 163 Air circuit breaker 257 Air gun 118 Air operated hydraulic pump 251 Air pollution control 234 Airline fluid 97 All gear lathe 224, 276,325, 333 All geared auto feed pillar drilling machine 338 All geared drilling cum milling machine 283 All geared head 283 Allgeared autofeed pillar drill machine 245 Allgeared autofeed radial drill machine 245 Aluminium endmill 220-221 Aluminium linear guide 275 Aluminum extrusion 291 Analog timer 14 Angle encoder bic Angular hole drilling machine 278 Api gauge 30 Armature riveting machine 278 Assembly & high temperature grease 97 Assembly automation 278 Assembly technology & transfer system 264, 266 Auto feed radial drilling machine 338 Auto power feed 283 Automatic back spot facing tool 243 Automatic grinding machine 331 Automatic grinding wheel balancer 270 Automation 225, 268 Automation product 301 Automotion controller 289 Automotive lubricant 260 Backgeared autofeed radial drill 245 Backgeared fine feed machine 245 Bags bailing press 205 Balancing machine fic; 265 Balancing systems for grinding fgf Ball bearing 261 Ball- lock systems zero point system 251 Ball screw support shaft 252 Ball screw support unit 252 Ball screw 247, 252 Ball 230 Bar feeder 67; 112-113
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Bar 287 Bearing 56, 261, 275 Bed mill 149 Bed type/travelling column milling machines/boring 16 Bellow coupling 247 Bench center slide 323 Bench grinder 286 Bench type drilling machine 295 Bft 299 Billet shearing 279 Bmt tool holder 238 Bone screw 30 Boring & miling machine 235-239 Boring bar 55 Boring machine 50-51, 264, 266 Boring mill 210 Boring Tool 228 Boring Tool System 281 Broach sharpening machine 235-239 Broaching machine 214 Buffing powder 55 Building automation 268 ‘C’ frame press 307 C” Type Foot Operated Hydraulic Press 295 Cabinet 106 Cable & hose carrier 191 Cable accessory system 279 Cable carrier 56, 247 Cable conduit 41 Cable connector 56 Cable gland 203 CAD 232 CAD/cam software 24 Cam 232 Cam follower 295 Cam shaft / crank shaft grinding machine 101 Camwork 250 Carbide 324 Carbide end mill 22 Carbide endmill tool bc Carbide Endmill 254 Carbide rod 21 Carbide routhing endmill 220-221 Carbide tool 324 Carboloy 43 Carrier oil 232 Casting 77 Ce marked CNC vertical machining center 77 Ce marked milling machine 77 Center drill 212-213, 324 Centralised lubrication system 336 Centre hole grinding machine 161 Centreless girnder 254 Centreless grinding machine 275, 303, 309 Cft 299 Chain oil 97 Chain pulley block 242 Chain 56 Chamfering & deburring 99 Chiller 282 Chip cutting machine 262 Chipformer 225 Chrome bars/ shaft 287 Chuck 324 Clamping repeatabilty of 0.01mm 225 Clamping tool bc Clamp 283 Cleaner 267 Clomping & accessories for automat 64 Close frame hydraulic press 205
CMM for 3D Measurement 224 Cmm probe system 127 CNC box; 5,13, 189, 218 CNC automatic line 28; 95; 116-117 CNC cage pocket milling machine 278 CNC cutting machine 268 CNC cylindrical external grinding machine 309 CNC engraving machine 303 CNC external grinding machine 309 CNC grinding machine 28; 95; 116-117, 331 CNC horizontal boring & milling machine 10 CNC horizontal boring machining 28; 95; 116-117 CNC horizontal machining centre 10, 28; 77, 95; 116-117 CNC horizontal turning centre 10 CNC hydraulic turret punch press 327 CNC internal grinding machine 309 CNC internal machine 247 CNC laser cutting machine 268 CNC lathe 11, 28; 95; 116-117 CNC lathe/turn mill 12 CNC machine box, 6-7,13, 215, 219, 321 CNC machine tool 28; 65, 95; 116-117 CNC machining center box; 13, 26, 107 CNC milling machine 77, 299, 340 CNC multi-tasking centre 10 CNC oxy fuel cutting machine 268 CNC plasma cutting machine 268, 299, 327 CNC press brak 327 CNC robodrill 28; 95; 116-117 CNC sliding headstock machine 45 CNC small machining center 26, 107 CNC synchro press brake 327 CNC tap chucks & tap adaptor 66 CNC tap holders & pull stud 66 CNC tool and cutter grinder 123 CNC tool presetter 323 CNC tooling 324 CNC tools holder & pully stud 66 CNC turning 215 CNC turning center box; 13, 278, 321 CNC turning machine 28; 95; 116-117 CNC turn-mill centre 10 CNC vertical chucker 28; 95; 116-117 CNC vertical machining centre box, 10, 13, 28; 95; 116-117 CNC vertical turning lathe 10 Coating machine 268 Coating plant 268 Coating system 268 Colant thro turning solut 64 Cold forming machine 209 Cold Roll Forming Machine 238 Collet 324 Collet chuck 324 Collets & tool holder 64 Column-Moving 254 Column-Moving 254 Combined dril 220-221 Combined processe 99 Compact Hobbing Machine 234 Compressor oil 97 Connector 56, 71 Contactor & motor starter 257 Control cabinet 71 Control panel 71 Control system 71 Control technology 306 Controlling machine tool bic Conventional phase failure relay 14 Converter planomiller with 3 axes feed system 243 Coolant 70
Cordless Driver Drill 304 Corrosion preventive 267 Counter 14 Counters & power supplies 69 Countersink 8-9, 220-221 Coupling regulatior 118 Crab 242 Crane 242 Crush blade 60-61 Cryo HiFeedMill 233 Customised product 125 Cutting & welding center 277 Cutting Fluid 284 Cutting fluid 267 Cutting machine 268 Cutting oil 55 Cutting oils.water soluble tapping oil 232 Cutting tool 21, 22, 43, 59, 60-61, 63, 211, 342 Cv joint machine 209 Cylinder 118 Cylindrical & internal grinding 115 Cylindrical & spm for bearing ind 247 Cylindrical grinder 11, 303 Cylindrical grinding machine 275, 313 Decimal endmill 220-221 Dedicated machining centers for watch 50-51 Deep draw press 307 Deep hole drilling 264, 266 Deep Hole Drilling Machine 229 Dfmpro 250 Diamond cutting & processing system 249 Diamond lapping & polishing system fgf Diamond tool 9-Aug Diaphragm Vacuum Pump 275 Didactic equipmetns for training 71 Die coater 60-61 Die/mould machine 314 Dies & gavge 64 Double Octomill 05 234 Drawing & forming compound 267 Drill & Tap Center 276 Drill chuck arbor 324 Drill machine 227, 245, 323 Drill mill 324 Drill tap center 77 Drill tool bc, 8-9, 211 Drilling machine 264, 266, 281, 283, 295, 338 Drilling tool 211 Drilling unit 271-274,281 Drill 22, 125, 295, 338 Drill and center drill 125 Drive technology 306, bic Drive 189, 289 Drive / invertor 257 Duplex deburring tool 243 Edm oil 232 Edm sinker machine 303 Edrawings publisher 250 Eight Spindle Automatic Lathe 292 Electric discharge machines (edm) 207 Electrical product 203 Electro - permanent magnetic chuk 237 Electronics product 203 Element shrink disc 295 Encoder 69 End mill 125, 195, 212-213, 324 End Mill 296 Engraving expert 277 Engraving machine 340 Eot/hot crane 242
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Exhibition - blech india 2013 302 Exhibition - engineering expo 317 Exhibition - innovasia 2013 294 Exposed linear encoder bic Extrusion screw 30 Factory automation 268 Fastener 114 Ferrous/ Non-ferrous casting 291 Fibre laser cutting machine 47 Filter Press 303 Filtration for oil water and synthetic coolant 297 Filtration for synthetic coolent 297 Filtration for water and synthetic coolant 297 Financial solution 15 Five axis workholding 251 Fixture builder 111 Fixtures 283 Flame proof hoist 242 Flange flacer 243 Flap Disc 304 Flat & ball nose 195 Floating holder 66 For swiss type auto lathe 64 Forged component 291 Form & cylindercity tester 193 Form measurement 19; 259 Freewheel-oneway-clutche 295 Friction drop hammer. 248 Gang drill machine 295 Gantry machining center 210 Gantry type machining centre 45 Gap frame press 250 Gauges 305 Gear box 242, 252 Gear cutting 12 Gear cutting machine 314 Gear grinder 12, 235-239
312 MMT - January 2013
Gear hobbing machine 101 Gear inspection centre 12 Gear roll tester 323 Geared drill machine 283, 295 Geomcaliper 250 Glass 20 Gold purity (xrf ) system 249 Goliath crane 242 Goods lift 242 Greases 97 Greases & specialitie 260 Grinder 99, 271-274, 275, 309 Grinding and honing filtration 297 Grinding machine 20, 101, 161, 199, 264, 266, 275, 303, 309, 313, 331 Grinding tool for hard material 199 Grinding tools for hard material 20 Grinding wheel 55 Grip plier 283 Grooving & parting tool 21 Ground rod 125 Ground thread tap 212-213 Guide rod 287 Gun drill 9-Aug Hammer 248 Hanlding system module 71 Hannover messe-2013 293 Hard chrome plating bar 287 Hard cut end mill 22 Heat exchanger machine 281 Heat shrink tubing 203 Heavy duty drill machine 227 Heavy duty lathe machine 224, 276, 313, 325, 333 Heavy duty radial drill machine 227 Helical spline broach 212-213 Heumatic tool 118 H-frame press 307 High carbon chrome 230
High carbon steel ball 230 High performance endmill 220-221 High performance tooling 64 High precision CNC jig machining center 50-51 High precision laser machine tools 277 High precision tap 64 High precision wire cut edm machine 303 High pressure hydraulic clamping system fgf High speed machining center 103 High speed precision centre lathe 149 High-performance milling (hpm) center 207 High-speed (hsm) center 207 Hmc 281 Hmi 257, 289 Hobbing 99 Hobs 235-239 Hoist ring 251 Hold back 295 Holder 55 Holemaking 90-91 Holemaking tool 60-61 Honing machine 99, 264, 266 Honing Machine 248 Honing Machine 248 Horizontal & vertical machining center 101 Horizontal Boring Machine 224 Horizontal boring machine 209 Horizontal boring mill 314 Horizontal CNC lathe 149 Horizontal handel clamp 283 Horizontal hydraulic press 205 Horizontal machining center box,13, 45, 209, 340 Horizontal milling machine 314 Horizontal pipe & tube bending machine 222 Horizontal spindle rotary table surface grinder 309 Horizontal turning centers 209 Horizontel machining center 5
Hose 118 Hot & cold forming 12 Hot forging lubricant 232 Hss tool 125 Human-machine interface 257 Hydraulic & gear oil 97 Hydraulic accessories 118 Hydraulic Angle Lock Vise 300 Hydraulic centerless grinding 303 Hydraulic cylinder 214, 307 Hydraulic cylindrical grinder 303 Hydraulic cylindrical grinding machine 303, 309 Hydraulic equipment 214 Hydraulic machine 67; 112-113 Hydraulic power pack 214 Hydraulic press 205, 214, 250, 307 Hydraulic press brake 327 Hydraulic Press Brake Machine 250 Hydraulic press machine 222 Hydraulic shearing machine 222, 250, 327 Hydraulic spm 307 Hydraulic surface grinding machine 331 Hydrolic press break 47 HyperCAD 24 Il winding 285 Imaging & vision system 268 Indexable cutting tool 55 Indexable tool 22 Inductin motor 289 Induction heating machine 341 Induction heating system 341 Induction machine 341 Induction machine for forging 341 Induction machine for surface hardening 341 Inductive proximity switch 41 Industrial control & sensing device 69 Industrial exhibition 293
Industrial lubricant 260 Industrial metrology 193 Industrial robot 253, 337 Injection Molding Machine 284 Integrated shot blasting room 234 Internal clamping possible 225 Internal grinder 303 Internal grinding machine 303 Internal grinding machine 161 Internal turning sol 64 Iron & steel part 60-61 Iso & milling insert 22 Iso turning insert 22 Jib crane 242 Jig grinding 12 Jig 283 Jjig boring class 12 Job hold down mechanism 225 Jobber length drill 220-221 Keyless transmisson element 295 Knife grinding machine 79 Knurling & marking tech 64 Kwik lok pin 251 Lamination core cutting 285 Lapping 99 Larg part drilling machine 281 Larg part milling machine 281 Large size machining centre 314 Laser calibration and telescoping ballbar 127 Laser cutting 271-274 Laser cutting machine 150-151 Laser cutting system. 249 Laser Cutting System 283 Laser interferometer 127 Laser marking - engraving system. 249 Laser medical 249 Laser micro machining 249 Laser robotic welding 249 Laser shaping 20, 199 Laser tool 255 Laser welding machine 101 Laser welding system. 249 Lathe machine 224, 276, 313, 325, 333, 335 Lathe Machine 250,251 Lathes 5 Lean Selection 236 Led 41 Length gauge bic Lens mold 60-61 Level controllers 69 Lifting magnets 237 Light duty lathe machine 313 Linear bearings & shaft 252 Linear guide way 252 Linear motion sysytem 252 Linear rod 287 Liquid ring vacuum pumps & compressor 308 Lm guide way 247 Lm shaft 287 Load break switch 41 LVS 257 Machine measurement bic Machine tap 55 Machine tool accessories 66, 241 Machine tool probe system 127 Machine tool protection system fgf Machine tools & spare 308 Machine tools accessores 247 Machine vises fgf Machined components 291 Machinery loan 15 Machining & grinding fluid 267 Machining center 81 Magnescale technology 217 Magnetic encoder 127 Magnetic modular encoders bic
Magnetic mould clamping system 237 Maintenance lubricant 233 Material testing 19; 259 Max clamping pressure 225 Measured value acqusition and disc bic Measurement equipment 19; 259 Measurement system 241 Measuring & monitoring relay for 1ph/3ph 69 Measuring instruments fic, 264, 265, 266 Measuring technology 79 Mechanical / hydraulic press brake 222 Mechanical press brake 327 Mechanical/hydro mechanical section bending machine 222 Medium duty lathe machine 224, 276, 313, 325, 333 Metal cleaner 232 Metal cutting tool booklet; 105 Metal injection moulding 244 Metal scrape baling press 205 Metal spray booth 234 Metal working fluid 233 Metric endmill 220-221 Metrology equipment 19; 259 Metrology solution 99 Micro drill 195 Micrometer screws & dti plunger rack 30 Micron drill 60-61 Miling tool 60-61 Milling / drilling machine 12 Milling and Drilling Machine 291 Milling centre 5 Milling cum drilling machine 245 Milling cutter 8-9, 21 Milling machine 264, 266, 281, 322 Milling spindle 323 Milling tool bc Mobile cylinder hydraulic press 205 Modular tooling system 9-Aug Mold components 60-61 Monitoring of grinding systems fgf Monorail trolley 242 Motion control 189 Motor protection circuit breaker 41 Motor spindle 269 Motorised lubrication unit 246 Motorized chain pulley block 242 Motor 189 Motor & control 214 Multi angle right angleuniversal milling attachment 243 Multi axes CNC high precision machining centre 50-51 Multi axes CNC high precision mill-turn centre 50-51 Multi function turret 67; 112-113 Multi functional tool 21 Multi gauging system 193 Multi operation drilling machine 278 Multi spindle drill machine 323 Multi spindle head 278 Multipurpose machining centre 45 Multispindle automatic lathe 45 Multi-Spindle Heads 290 N/c spotting drill 220-221 Nc lathe 81 Network 306 Non-Reversible Tapping Head 284 Oil cooler 282 Oil mist filtration system 104 Oil sealed high vacuum pump 308 Optical absolute encoder 127 Optical incremental linear encoder 127 Optical incremental rotary encoder 127 Optical measurement 19; 259 Opto-electropnic system 193 Over crank shearing machine 327 Oxy fuel cutting 327 Paint booth 234 Paint stripper 232 Panel bending machine 47
Panel cooler 282 Panel meter 14 Pcb drill 60-61 Peening 234 Pegard 235-239 Penta iq grip for grooving and parting bgf Permanent magnetic chuk 237 Phase failure relay 14 Photo electric sensor 69 Pillar 322 Pillar drill machine 227, 295 Pillar drilling 335 Pillar drilling cum milling machine 283 Pillar drilling machine 338 Pillar type hydraulic press 205 Piller horizontal wax injection press 307 Pilot lights 41 Pipe bending 341 Piston bar 287 Planetary gear head 247 Planing machine 254 Plano-miller 254 Plasma 3d 271-274 Plasma cutting machine 47 Plastic Packing Boxes For Cutting Tool 296 Plate bending machine 327 Plate Bending Machine 288 Plc 257, 301 Plc operated hydraulic press 205 Plugs and sockets 41 Pneumatic accessories 118 Portable circular saw 247 Portable circular saw 247 Portable Welders 292 Positioning systems 275 Post processor 24 Power chucking cylinders 11 Power operated hydraulic press 287 Power pack unit 307 Power press 222, 250, 327 Power Press 296 Power source 201 Power tool 225 Precision fabrication work 283 Precision gear cutting tool 314 Precision lock nut 247, 252 Precision measuring instrument 305 Precision Punch Former 252 Precision Punch Former 254 Precision steel 20, 199 Precision switches single & multiple 41 Precision universal cylindrical machine 303 Press brake machine 250 Press-Brake 299 Pressure sensor for wet packaging application 231 Process automation and cntrol equipment 71 Process monitoring sensor 255 Process oil 260 Product assemblies 291 Production vises 251 Profile grinding 99, 235-239 Profile projector 287 Profilers and gantry machines 209 Programmable logic comtroller 301 Proximity sensor 69 Ptfe 299 Pull action 283 Pull stud 324 Pumps 214 Punch 271-274 Punching laser cutting 47 Punching shering machine 47 Push buttons 41 Pvc flexible braided hose 118 Quenching 99 Quick change tapping chucks and tap adaptor 66
Raciprocated oil free compressor 149 Raciprocating lubricated compressor 149 Rack 106 Rack & pinion 252 Radial drill machine 227, 245, 283, 322, 335, 338 Radial Drilling Machine 283 Reamer 8-9, 125, 195, 324 Reaming & tapping 66 Rear cylinder hydraulic press brake 250 Relay 14 Re-sharpening solution 131 Roatry 5 Robot 253 Roll forming machine 47, 222 Roll turning lathe mahcine 276, 325 Roller bearing 261 Rolling oil 267 Rotary encoder bic Rotary feed back 189 Rotary indexing table fgf Rotary switch 41 Rotary table 275 Rust preventing 267 Safety lig 69 Safety protection device 41 Samputensili 235-239 Saw blad 131 Sawblade grinding machine 79 Scable ties 203 Scroll type oil free compressor 149 Sealed linear encoder bic Second operation lathe 323 Self feed spindle unit 278 Self-cleaning drum filter for coolant 104 Sensor technology 306 Sero drive 301 Service 99, 207 Servo motor 289 Servo Press 290 Servos 257 Shafts 287 Shaper cutter 235-239 Shaping 99 Shaving 99 Shaving Cutter Grinder 238 Shearing machine 250 Sheet metal CAD/cam software 119 Sheet metal working machinery 62 Sheet Metal Working Tool 300 Shot blasting machine 248 Shrink fit technology 55 Shrinking technology fic; 265 Side lock adaptor 324 Single limit switche 41 Single piece body avoids deformation 225 Single spindle bar 280 Slitting cutter 195 Slotting machine 308 Smart turn electronic lathe 149 Solar cell scribing system 249 Solderless terminal 203 Solid carbide drill booklet; 105, 195 Solid carbide drills with IC booklet; 105 Solid Carbide End Mill 288 Solid carbide mill booklet; 105 Solid carbide reamer booklet; 105 Solid carbide reamers with ic booklet; 105 Solid carbide special drill booklet; 105 Solid carbide tool 125, 342 Solid rotating tool 55 Spade drill 220-221 Spare part 207 Special induction hardening machine 201 Special machine 209 Special purpose machine 77 Special tool 324
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Speciality oil 55 Specialty lubricant 233 Spindle 269 Spindle nose tooling 21 Spindle probe 255 Square 6 234 Stacking system 47 Stainless steel 230 Standard endmill 220-221 Standard induction hardening machine 201 Standard pyramid type plate bending machine 222 Static tool 238 Steel ball 230 Steering shafts & nut 30 Stone router 340 Straight flute drill 220-221 Straight line action 283 Straightening machine 254 Stub length drill 220-221 Styli for touch probe 127 Super Rigid Press 288 Surface & profile grinding 115 Surface grinder 331 Surface grinding machine 313, 331 Surface Grinding Machine Manual 279 Surface preparation solution 234 Surgical drill 195 Switching relay 69 Synthetic & semi synthetic metal working fluid 70 Synthetic base oils for industrial lubricant 263 Synthetic High Speed Grease 232 Tapping holder 17, 108-109 Tap 8-9, 125, 208 Technology event 293 Temperature controller 14 Temperature indicator 14 Tempurature controller 69 Tensioner nut 295 Testing 99 Thread Cutting Unit 281 Thread grinding 30 Thread milling cutter 292 Thread milling cutters & taps holder 208 Thread plug & ring gauge 30 Thread roll 30 Threaded insert 251 Threaded wheel grinding 99 Threading tool bc Threadmill cutter 55 Timer 69 Toggle action clamp 283 Toggle press 283 Tool grinding 115 Tool grinding machine 79,230 Tool holder fic; , 238265 Tool holding system 55 Tool logistics system fic; 265 Tool monitoring sensor 255 Tool monitoring system fgf Tool setting system 241 Tool sharpening 99 Tooling system 90-91, bc
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Toolings for edm / wedm / vmc-s / hmc-s Tool-makerâ€™s microscope
Turbine and impeller machining Turkkit strips & sheet
Turned component Turning centre
90-91, 149, 211, bic
28; 95; 116-117, 149
Turret mill Turret punching machine Turret
149 47 11
Twin spin bearing reducer
Twist grinding machine Ultra high pressur apparatus
Ultra precision micro milling
Universal Grinding Machine
Universal milling machine 335 Universal quick change chuck & adaptors for drilling 66 Vaccum chuck 67; 112-113 Vacuum /pneumatic recovery and conveying system234 Valve terminal Valve
71 71, 118
Variable Speed Drive
Vdi tool holder
Vertical axis drill machine
Vertical handle clamp
Vertical machining center5, 11, 45, 57, 197, 209, 340 Vertical Machining Center
Vertical turning center
Vertical turning lathe Video measuring system Vision sensors
210, 235-239 287 69
Vtl machine Wear part
Wear parts and consumable Wear resistant tool Wire connector Wire cut edm
207 60-61 203 57
Wire rope hoist
Workholding & automation solution
Worm gear cd testing unit Worm shaft
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Adjustable precision vise for edw 246 Association 155 Automatic metal cutting band saw machine 148 Ball type mill cutter 329 Band saw machine; 148 Boring machine 284 Brass wire 243 Carbide ball end mill 240 Carbide drill 240 Carbide end mill 240 Carbide reamer 240 Carbide spotting drill 240 Cemented carbide rod 298 Cemented carbide roll 298 Center hole grinder 188 Centerless grinder 188 Centerless grinding machine 39 Centralized lubrication system 286 Ceramic 181 Chip conveyor 304 Circular cold saw 291 Clamping series 307 Cnc angular cylindrical grinding machines 39 Cnc deep hole drilling machine for shaft 159 Cnc dr 284 Cnc lathes 135, 157 Cnc milling machine 228 Cnc rotary table 251 Cnc-machining centre 167-174 Cobalt 298 Connecting multi-functon milling tools & holder 329 Coordinate advance milling and drilling machine 159 Copper anode 243 Cutting material 179 Cutting tool 226, 233 Cylindrical 165 Cylindrical grinder 188 Deep-hole drilling machine 58 Diamond coating 179
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Diamond grinding wheels for lcd glass 54 Diamond scribers for sapphires 54 Diamond tools for semiconductor 54 Diamond tools for silica tile industry 54 Die spotting machine 159 Directional valve & hydraulic valves 49 Dressing gears. 228 Dressing roll 228 Drilling tools & boring tool 329 Edm wire 243 Electrical engineering 236 End mill cutter 290, 329 End mill 233 Facing head 179 Floor type horizontal cnc milling machine159 Flow control valve 49 For precision grinding wheels 54 Forming milling cutter 290 Free cutting brass rod & wire 243 Fully automatic band saw machine 148 Fully automatic circular sawing machine 291 Fully automatic tungsten carbide sawing machine 291 Gantry machine 167-174 Gear centers 228 Gear cutting 229 Gear grinding machine 228 Grinding machine 165 Grinding machines for special profiles 228 Grinding tool 229 Grooving and boring operation 181 Gundrill machine 58 Hard alloy turning cutter 290 Hasberg precision thickness gauge strip 246 Heavy duty metal cutting band saw machine 148 Hexago 329 High-speed centerless grinding machine 39 High-speed grinding machine 228 Horizontal band 288 Horizontal cnc milling machine 159 Horizontal machining centre 311
Hydraulic angle lock vise 229 Hydraulic automatic type aluminum copper 291 Hydraulic automatic type metal sawing machine 291 Inclined ejector core unit 246 Industrial services 236 Internal grinding machine 39, 165 Lathes automatic 284 Lathes heavy-duty 284 Lathes high-speed 284 Lathes turret 284 Lathes vertical 284 Lathes-automatic 157 Machine guards system 304 Machine tool 236, 298 Machine tool for grinding 229 Machining centre 230 Mechanical engineering. 236 Mechatronic system 179 Metal circular pipe / bar stock end chamfering machine 291 Milling and/or drilling 229 Milling cutter 290 Milling drilling machine 148 Milling machine 284 Milling machine horizontal 284 Milling machine suplicating 284 Milling machine universal 284 Milling machine vertical & horizontal 284 Millingiturn centre 167-174 Mill turn 230 Mining inserts button 298 Modular valve 49 Mold spring 246 Motor spindle 229 Multifunction horizontal cnc deep hole drilling machine 159 Natural/polycrystalline/single crystal diamond dies 54 Nc/cnc internal grinder 188 Nickel silver wire 243 Niobium 298 Non-dressable cbn grinding tool 228 Oil fields prospecting tool 298
Pcbn and cermet Phosphor bronze wire Power chuck Power unit Precision cutting tools for turning milling Precision cutting wheel Precision tools for drilling Pressure control valve Process monitoring Pump Ream Right angle mill cutter Rolling machine Rotary cylinder Rough end mill cutter R-type surface milling cutter Sawing machine Saw Shaft Shell type surface mill cutter Side locks sl type Side locks tl type Silicon bronze wire Special form cutting tool Spot drill cutter Swivel geared drive metal cutting band saw machine Swivel metal cutting band saw machine Tantalum Telescopic covers Testing & meaasuring equipment Thread Threading Tool Tool magazine & tool changer Tungsten molybdenum Turning Turning-boring-milling centres Twin-spindle compound grinding machines Universal cylindrical grinding machine
181 243 307 49 181 54 179 49 179 49 179 329 226 307 329 329 288 288 226 329 246 246 243 240 329 148 148 298 304 129 226 179 236 68 298 229 230 39 39
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Published on Jan 1, 2013
Published on Jan 1, 2013
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