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EDITORIAL

THE AGE OF TECH-EDGE

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recision, excellence, quality and cost; all form an integral part of manufacturing and we have passed the age where we could put weightage or attach importance to each of these aspects depending upon their criticality, as each is critical and unalterable. Manufacturing is all about tools and technology, the tech-edge is the single-most decisive factor that helps the manufacturer rule the market by providing faster, cheaper, better and efficient machining options for that end customer who is getting more and more demanding as we go ahead in time.

With this as a backgrounder and given the prevailing market conditions that we live in, there is another reality that completes the quorum, not only from the standpoint of this Special Edition, but also from the competitive spirit and standards that it has achieved for others to get inspired and follow this leader. Vibrant Machining, as the name suggests, is all about the machine tools excellence that Gujarat boasts of and how it provides a tech-edge to the already flourishing manufacturing base in the state. As per Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA), traditionally seen as a region for manufacturing conventional products, the machine tools industry in Gujarat has undergone a substantial transformation in the last five years. Manufacturers in the Gujarat region, particularly small and medium technocrat entrepreneurs from Rajkot, are presently manufacturing the latest range of highly competitive customised solutions. No wonder then that during the financial year 2010-11, the Gujarat machine tools industry achieved the target of `800 crore turnover, posting a growth of 30 per cent. Now, the industry is targeting a turnover of `1,200 crore within the next two years. Presently, Rajkot, Surendranagar and Ahmedabad are the major machine tools hubs in Gujarat. Apart from that, Sanand is also fast catching up due to investments and new projects that it has attracted. As an expert points out, a critical reason behind the growth of the machine tools industry has been the economical growth that has happened in the last 20 years. As the manufacturing sector grew, the machine tools industry also prospered. Rajkot, as a machine tools hub, has been manufacturing machine tools since the 1950s. The raw material that was required by the machine tools industry, i.e. casting, was easily available as foundry has been the biggest cluster in Gujarat. Thus, 80 per cent of the need for raw material was fulfilled from the same place, which was another reason behind the development of the machine tools industry here. As you will read in detail in this edition, today, Rajkot houses around 200 machine tools manufacturing units. Order books have grown by about 100 per cent and works of `1,400 crore are on hand. Nearly 100 new manufacturing units have also come up in the region. As of now, Rajkot itself houses above 400 machine tools players, of which 95 per cent units produce and supply conventional machine tools across India. According to industry sources, since the last few years, the share of local consumption of tools has increased from 10 to 20 per cent given the growth in auto parts, foundry and engineering industries. This dossier is an ode to the excellence in machining along with the entrepreneurial spirit that has inspired us to dedicate this edition to the machine tools industry in Gujarat. Our interactions with the machine tools community in Gujarat further cemented our belief that all the inspirational stories from this land of prosperity need to be shared with the world. Here’s sharing the insights and inspirations!

Archana Tiwari-Nayudu archana.nayudu@infomedia18.in

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CONTENTS EDITORIAL

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COMPOSITES MACHINING Challenging Yet Highly Profitable

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GUJARAT MACHINE TOOLS INDUSTRY Adding Vibrancy To Manufacturing Capabilities

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NEW AGE MACHINING IN GUJARAT Ruling The Roost

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TRENDS & DEVELOPMENTS IN METAL FORMING Delivering Precision-Packed Performance

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MACHINING IN GUJARAT Riding On The Wings Of Automation

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‘The Pace Of Growth In Gujarat Is Much Faster Than The Rest Of India’ Shailesh Kawa, MD, Shailesh Machine Tools & President, Machine Tools Manufacturers Association, Rajkot

‘Rajkot Is The City Of SMEs’ PG Jadeja, Chairman & MD, Jyoti CNC Automation

‘Gujarat Has Been A Crucial Driving Force For Us’ Maulik Patel, Executive Director – Techno-Commercial, Sahajanand Laser Technology

‘Foundry Has Been The Biggest Cluster In Gujarat’ Rupesh Mehta, President, Macpower CNC

‘As Compared To Karnataka And Tamil Nadu, Gujarat Is Lacking In The Machine Tools Industry’

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‘Strategic Modernisation Is The Need Of The Hour’ Jagadish Panchal, MD, Jekson Machinery

‘We Have Witnessed 30-40% Growth In The Last Five Years’ Arvind Pitroda, Partner, Pitroda Utility Industries

‘Skilled Labour Is Rarely Available In The Region’ Paras Vaghela, Director – Sales, Godson Bending Systems

‘The Presence Of SSIs Has Created A Conducive Environment For Growth In Rajkot’ Vinit Patel, Director, Vinit Engimech

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‘The Awareness About Hi-tech Products Is Very Low In Gujarat’ Bhavin Siddhapura, Partner, Macht Exim LLP

Bhavin Parmar, Partner, Pinnacle Engineering Enterprise

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‘The Gujarat Machine Tools Industry Is Poised To Grow At A Phenomenal Rate’ Shashikant Mistry, CEO, Mistry Laxman Kadva Machines

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GUJARAT MACHINE TOOLS INDUSTRY

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SUMEDHA MAHOREY

ujarat, one of the most preferred investment destinations globally, provides lucrative, yet innovative, opportunities in almost all the industrial sectors. Riding on the inspirational support given by the State Government since the last decade, the industrial landscape of the state has grown greener by the day. Entrepreneurship, strong leadership and apt planning implemented at each level of the hierarchy have made the government machinery and the industrial environment competent and competitive. Today, development is a mass movement in Gujarat. This development, coupled with huge investments in the automobile industry by big players like Tata Motors, Maruti Suzuki, AMW, Atul Auto, Ford and Peugeot has created robust demand for the prospering machine tools industry in Gujarat. Maulik Patel, Executive Director – Techno-Commercial, Sahajanand Laser Technology, articulates, “Because of the Vibrant Gujarat Summits, many MoUs have been signed with companies based in Gujarat. The demand has been majorly driven by the solar and automobile industries. Tata Motors was the first core automobile entrant in Gujarat. The company’s entry into the state has given a big boost to the machine tools industry here. As these companies start investing in Gujarat, allied tier I & II suppliers, who cater to the growing demand from the core companies, have also come up. Business for SMEs & MSMEs is definitely on an upward swing.” As per the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA), traditionally seen as a region for manufacturing conventional products, the machine tools industry in Gujarat has undergone a substantial transformation over the last five years. Manufacturers in Gujarat, particularly small and medium

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technocrat entrepreneurs from Rajkot, are presently manufacturing the latest range of highly competitive customised solutions.

A GROUP DEVELOPMENT EFFORT The manufacturing abilities of SMEs in Gujarat have now been established through a slew of initiatives taken by local manufacturers, with support and assistance from the Government of India, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and IMTMA. Associations like Rajkot Machine Tools Manufacturers Association (RMTMA), Engineering Association of Rajkot, etc., are serving as a catalyst to boost the morale of SMEs through various tangible and intangible efforts. Gujarat’s Industrial Policy also demarcates schemes for the benefit of existing and new industries. These schemes include interest subsidy of seven per cent for micro enterprises and five per cent for SMEs for setting up a new unit or expansion/ diversification/ modernisation in an existing unit. One per cent additional interest subsidy is offered to youth below 35 years for their first project. Also, venture capital assistance is given to promote venture capital funding for MSMEs, adopting innovative technologies. Some of the other assistance given by the state include assistance in quality certification & technology acquisition fund; support to R&D institutions; patent assistance; benefits of energy & water conservation; support for market & vendor development; support to auxiliary industries for value addition and rehabilitation of sick units, among others. Based on the above support mechanism, the machine tools industry is Gujarat has now taken the lead to spruce up its productivity and focus on imbibing new concepts to join the mainstream. CNC machines technology, which was almost alien to this region, has now become the primary focus of the Rajkot machine

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tools manufacturers. Realising the potential of some of the key segments in the manufacturing industry like infrastructure and automobile, several machine tools players in Gujarat are today making low-cost CNC machines for specific user requirements. These initiatives in Gujarat have been successfully harnessed under the aegis of the National Programme for Development of the Indian Machine Tools Industry (NPDMI). The national programme has achieved significant results in terms of enhancement of exports, turnover in production of CNC machines, introduction of new machining concepts and facilitation of machine tool clusters in several regions. Elaborating on these developing regions, Arvind Pitroda, Partner, Pitroda Utility Industries, points out, “Presently, Rajkot, Surendranagar and Ahmedabad are the major machine tools hubs in Gujarat. Apart from that, Sanand is also fast catching up owing to investments from Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors.”

CHARTING THE GROWTH CURVE But how has this state been able to realise the huge potential in this technologydriven machine tools industry? Rupesh Mehta, President, Macpower CNC, elaborates, “A critical reason behind the growth of the machine tools industry has been the economical growth that has taken place over the last 20 years. As the manufacturing sector grew, the machine tools industry also prospered. Rajkot, as a machine tools hub, has been manufacturing machine tools since the 1950s. The raw material that was required by the machine tools industry, i.e., casting, was easily available as foundry has been the biggest cluster in Gujarat. Thus, 80 per cent of the need for raw material was fulfilled from the same place, which was another reason behind the development of the machine tools industry here.” He adds, “During the last decade, many engineering colleges have also come up in Rajkot, which

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have provided technical strength to the clusters existing here. Another aspect to this growth story is that second generation young and aptly trained engineer businessmen have entered the market. They have led to the shift from conventional to hi-end machinery, automation and product upgradation.” Today, Rajkot houses around 200 machine tools manufacturing units. Order books have grown by about 100 per cent and works of `1,400 crore is on hand. Nearly 100 new manufacturing units have also come up in the region. As of now, Rajkot itself houses above 400 machine tools players, of which 95 per cent units produce and supply conventional machine tools across India. According to industry sources, since the last few years, the share of local consumption of tools has increased from 10 to 20 per cent given the growth in auto parts, foundry and engineering industries. Commenting on the growth of Rajkot as a machine tools hub, Paras Vaghela, Director – Sales, Godson Bending Systems, avers, “In Rajkot, we have many manufacturers who manufacture both CNC as well as the conventional machinery. Presently, both the machines have equal demand. In fact, Rajkot has grown over the years because of the demand for conventional machinery. Today, 80 per cent of the machinery manufactured is conventional. Only 20 per cent are manufacturing CNC and PLC machines, including Godson.” Highlighting on the factors behind the surge in the machine tools market, Vaghela adds, “The presence of many SSIs and the growth of some of these SSI units into SMEs has supported the machine tools industry in Rajkot. SMEs today are getting many benefits from financial institutes as well as government machinery. A few SSI units are expected to make it big in this market. Thus, the engineering ecosystem will keep on growing in the coming years.”


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SETTING NEW BENCHMARKS

DEFINING NEW GROWTH HORIZONS

Riding on huge market demands, during the financial year 2010-11, the Gujarat machine tools industry achieved the target of `800 crore turnover, posting a growth of 30 per cent. Now, the industry is targeting a turnover of `1,200 crore within the next two years. According to Mehta, this can be achieved by drafting an export-oriented strategy and expanding the reach of the industry, locally. Presently, the machine tools market is witnessing huge demand for special purpose machines, cutting tools, power tools and hydraulic compressors in the overseas market and the demand is likely to gain momentum over the next three years. Additionally, the share of local consumption of tools has also increased from 10 to 20 per cent, given the growth in auto parts, foundry and engineering industries in the country. The Rajkot auto ancillary industry is also growing by 35 per cent per annum.

As the machine tools industry in Gujarat braces on investment, capacity addition and the technology front, there are many initiatives that are being taken by the government. Elaborating on a recent development, Mehta informs, “Through IMTMA, Planning Commission & the Ministry of Heavy Industries, a proposal has been finalised for the upcoming Budget. This proposal is for the formation of three Machine Tools Park in three zones – South (Bengaluru), West (Rajkot), and North. During this Budget, the funding for this project will be finalised. The key areas in this proposal are training, manpower development, soft loans, R&D centres and common facilities. The centre will be responsible for setting up R&D centres in this park. Due to all these initiatives, I believe that the industry will be able to suffice the demand for hi-end machines from the manufacturing sector in the next 10 years.” So what will be the shape

of the machine tools industry in the next five years? Shashikant Mistry, CEO, Mistry Laxman Kadva Machines, asserts, “The Gujarat machine tools industry will grow at a phenomenal rate in the next five years. As compared to Maharashtra and Karnataka, the business spirit of Gujaratis will drive the growth of the machine tools industry and the state will reach the leadership position in time to come.” Giving a futuristic outlook, PG Jadeja, Chairman & MD, Jyoti CNC Automation, says, “With the combination of quality orientation and adaptation of technology and automation, Gujarat can surely become a global hub for the machine tools industry. Gujarat’s industrial friendliness is known internationally and foreign players have no hesitation to explore the state for their machine tools needs.” sumedha.mahorey@infomedia18.in


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TRENDS & DEVELOPMENTS IN METAL FORMING

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Delivering

PRECISION-PACKED Performance

With major MNCs setting up their base in the Indian subcontinent, opportunities are rife for metal forming companies. This especially holds true for the state of Gujarat, which, by virtue of attractive OEMs, has been providing a clear expansion ground to millions of machine tools companies. With more investments slated to come into the state, the metal forming industry in Gujarat is all set to grow by leaps & bounds.

ARINDAM GHOSH

ver the last decade, the contribution of the manufacturing sector to India’s GDP has grown stronger and one of the indirect industries that has spurred this growth momentum is metal forming. The industry plays a major role in the production of a diverse range of machine tools starting with large formed parts to high-precision components for various segments of manufacturing. The applications of metal forming are majorly driven by sectors such as automotive, aerospace, electronic appliances, general engineering, etc. It primarily involves a tool, usually called a die, that applies pressure on the metal so that it takes the shape determined by the shape and size of the die. Some

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metals require heating to a specific temperature, which ensures smooth and easy change. While, in some cases, the shape and size of the metal can be achieved at cooler temperatures.

IMPORTANCE OF METAL FORMING The production of machine tools in India has jumped from `16,562 million in 2009-10 to `24158 million during 2010-11, registering an annual growth rate of around 46 per cent. The growth

IMPORTANCE OF METAL FORMING Net shape or close to net shape High production rate High profit margin Low scrap rate

has come in as a major boon towards the expansion of the metal forming industry in the country. Metal forming accounts for about 40 per cent of total machine tools consumption in India. “The metal forming industry is very important because a major chunk of products and components required for all major industries, such as automobile are from forming. They ensure that the ancillary products are developed according to the requirements,” says Ketan J Chotai, Director, Saral Group. The production of metal forming systems touched `3,084 million during 2010-11 as compared to `2,643 million during 2009-10, thereby posting a growth of 17 per cent. While figures indicate that the industry is on an expansion mode; in reality, the metal


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forming machinery production in India accounts for less than one per cent of the total global production. However, in a major push to the growth of the metal forming industry in the country, over a period of time, many companies are slowly showing their preference towards establishing their manufacturing and R&D hub in India or they are outsourcing their machine tools requirements to India. It is primarily because of reasons like cost competitiveness, availability of quality design and engineering capabilities at comparatively lower cost.

DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INDUSTRY The metal forming segment has been witnessing various developments these days. In a bid offer cutting-edge solutions, Rockwell Automation has recently introduced automation solutions for the metal forming segment. It ensures reduction in cost, system development & installation time. It also increases system flexibility, operation & expandability. Besides this, it reduces downtime through alarms & diagnostic messages and reduces risk through the use of standard software modules and field proven designs. Automation major, Pepperl+Fuchs, also offers

TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENT OF METAL FORMING IN GUJARAT The rising trend among companies to manufacture and procure products from cost-competitive nations, such as India, should come as a major boost for investor-friendly states, like Gujarat. The state’s investment-friendly policies have ensured that globally all the top manufacturing sectors, especially the automotive sector, establish their manufacturing base in the state. This has increased the scope of growth for metal forming industries in that region. Baroda, Rajkot and Surendranagar are the major locations where the machine tools industry of Gujarat is based. They are primarily expected to meet the rising demands. Automobile, electrical appliances, etc., are some of the common products where metal forming is widely used. Additionally, these industries have a strong presence in Gujarat. In some of the major developments, metal forming companies also expect improvement in incoming orders in the coming years with continued growth in the manufacturing sector. The outlook for the metal forming industry continues to be bright in Gujarat. Given the strong competition India is facing from countries like China, adopting automation-based solutions can make their product competitive. All the companies operating in the industry need to adopt automation-based technologies in metal forming, while some have done it, others need to implement it. Companies are coming with automation solutions exclusively for the industry. This will ensure that the rising demand is met along with efficiency and repeatability. Further, the trend to adopt eco-friendly technologies in metal forming is also picking up among the metal forging solution providers.

thorough inspection and testing.” Further, to deliver quality products consistently, the company takes necessary steps in continuously improving the process to suit their customers’ needs. One of the major trends witnessed in the industry has been the demand to develop machine tools in an energy-efficient manner, which lead to lower emission levels in the manufacturing processes. The metal forming industry is very This rise in demand for important because a major chunk of eco-friendly machine tools products and components required has spurred the growth in for all major industries, such as automobile are from forming. They energy-efficient metal ensure that the ancillary products are developed forming. according to the requirements.

Ketan J Chotai, Director, Saral Group

advanced technology-based solution for the metal forming industry. “If the companies do not adopt automisation, survival will become very difficult for them in future,” highlights Chotai. Commenting on the initiatives taken to improve products’ quality, ER Pankaj Patel from Rajkot-based Milestones Machinery, says “We always use high-end technology to perform

OPPORTUNITIES AMID CHALLENGES One of the major challenges faced by the industry is the lack of skilled and experienced workers. Secondly, more than 70 per cent of the machine tools in the country are imported, which ultimately limits the scope of expansion of the Indian metal forming industry. Moreover, this segment currently faces tough and strong competition from countries like China, Taiwan, Brazil

and Turkey, among others. Chinese products are sometimes priced as low as 20 per cent as compared to the existing market rates. For high-end technology, countries like Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan continue to be the preferred choice. Nonetheless, the metal forming segment has a bright future in the country. In the next few years, the segment is expected to become more competitive with major players expected to enter the market. In a nutshell, Chotai aptly concludes that the metal forming industry will be one of the fastest growing industries in the country going forward. However, the Indian metal forming industry needs to ensure that as global competition intensifies in the coming years, India needs to address the challenges on how they can develop technologies and mechanisms in metal forming, which can enable them to deliver world-class products for the machine tools and, more importantly, at an affordable price. arindam.ghosh@infomedia18.in


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ith the advent of new materials and composites in the manufacturing sector, composite machining has opened up a new door of opportunity for machine tools manufacturers. A composite combines two metals with individual characteristics to create something with unique properties. With rapid growth in the manufacturing sector, the Indian composite industry is expected to grow at around 25 per cent in the next 4-5 years. The key drivers of this growth are automobile, infrastructure, wind energy, and oil & gas sectors in India. Rupesh Mehta, President, Macpower CNC, avers, “Composites are one of the most widely used materials because of their adaptability to different situations and the relative ease of combination with other materials to serve specific purposes and exhibit desirable properties. Normally, the strength-weight ratio of composites is higher than other materials.” Presently, the Indian composite industry has a strong manufacturing base with automated processes combined with robust design and development skills. Global companies have entered India and established a strong base not only for local demand, but also for export as well. Several companies are investing in newer technologies to improve productivity and quality to meet the increasing demands of this growth market.

DEMAND CENTRES In the present automobile, aerospace and wind energy sector, weight reduction and improving fuel efficiency while arriving at high productivity & performance at lower cost remain the most significant issues. Thus, manufacturers and R&D experts are now looking at capabilities to develop new fibre reinforced materials that can help manufacturers address these

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Challenging yet Highly Profitable The need for low-cost manufacturing processes, higher productivity and robust performance through low input cost has driven the aerospace, automobile & defence sectors to invest in advanced materials. The development of advanced ceramics, polymers, alumina, nanotechnology materials and special grades of steel has created a market for composite machining. Analysing the growth dynamics of this futuristic market... concerns. These materials would be of major help to aerospace companies. These have been thus, increasingly pressured to utilise more technically advanced manufacturing techniques. From a material perspective, carbon fibre-reinforced composites are strong yet lightweight, making it the choice material for companies such as Boeing and Airbus as well as Asian manufacturers, such as COMAC to adopt advanced, environmentalfriendly technologies in large volume production. Commenting on the advent of composites in the aerospace sector, Mehta says, “On a civil aircraft, composite materials can now account

for as much as 20 per cent of the structural weight. This proportion is expected to keep on increasing as is the case with the A380. According to an Airbus study, the proportion of composite materials in aircraft structures should reach 35-50 per cent in military aircraft programmes.”

COMPOSITE MACHINING CHALLENGES Machining composite materials puts forth a completely new set of hurdles when compared to conventional machining of metals. In fact, working with one specific composite can often differ significantly from working with another. All these factors have


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forced machine tools manufacturers to produce parts that give high removal rate, increase accuracy & efficiency and provide longer tool life. When a new composite comes to the production floor, a shop pursuing process optimisation must be willing to seek out the tools that offer the best approach to machining. Composites behave much differently than metals when they are machined. The ingredients of any composite can present contradictory machining demands, while any attempt to cut them poses the costly danger of damaging the part. Machine shops need to have the right equipment and skills in place to machine these parts effectively and many shops are rapidly developing these capabilities. Machine tool builders are constantly developing new tool geometrics and technologies and there are various tool geometries available to address the varied nature of composite materials. Hole quality, tool life, and tool cost all significantly impact overall productivity in composite machining. Taking all the above facts under consideration, the cost of composite machining is on the higher side as compared to that of metals. Mehta elaborates, “At present, the new technology for machining composite material is not very cost effective, but R&D and tooling can help reduce the cost. Because of a volatile increase in application of such materials, all big manufacturers of machine and tooling in the world are performing R&D to reduce the cost of composite machining with increasing accuracy.” With so much happening on the R&D front, companies have modified their manufacturing processes to cater to the needs of the market. Bhavin Parmar, Partner, Pinnacle Engineering Enterprise, explains, “We have upgraded our machinery for hard-tomachine materials. These upgrades include hydraulic power pack, granite casting, etc. We have modified our existing machinery so that bigger size

machine cartridge spindle could be assembled in-house. Thus, at present 90 per cent of the hard-to-machine jobs are taken care of in-house.”

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS Composites, unlike metals, are not isotropic and consist of both unique resins and fibres. Hence, drilling, cutting and machining composites in any post-processing operation to get to the final part shape/configuration, is indeed different. Mehta points out, “Machining is one of the basic operations necessary to cut things to size and finish off edges, dimensions and other aspects of a finished assembly part. Tool sharpness, right use of coolant for over heating, backup material, post-process cleaning, dust collection, electric motor protection, speed & feed of machine and tooling selection are all very important aspects that need to be looked at while dealing with composites.” According to Mehta, for machining composite materials, machines should have high cutting speed to reduce the cutting force on soft material. Because of hi-speed machining, balancing of machine and structure design need more concentration. Also, special workholding with low clamping force, special dust collection and type of coolants are important choices for soft material machining. Also, selection of tooling affects the accuracy of machining. Even tool manufacturers have designed special tools for composite materials. As an example, for drilling, use of PCD cutters gives good results for contouring or surfacing operations, although it is necessary to have good control of the operating conditions, it also appears to be absolutely necessary to have good control over the radial and axial cutting angles in order to be able to reduce damage such as delaminating or peeling to machined surfaces.

MARKET PERFORMANCE Driven by strong economic growth and urbanisation across the emerging markets in the Asia Pacific region,

the demand for advanced composites materials is expected to continue growing at a rapid rate over the next five years. In 2010, global composites production expanded by nearly five per cent to reach eight million metric tonne with the Asia-Pacific region accounting for 38 per cent of the total production volume, driven mainly by unprecedented market growth in India and China. As per experts, the market demand for composite materials in the electrical & electronics, automotive, aviation and wind energy segments have been growing steadily in India. According to the annual survey of the composites market conducted by JEC, Asian production is projected to make up 43 per cent of the global composites manufacturing output by 2015. Mehta highlights, “Previously, the market penetration of composites was over 10 times less than the global average due to several reasons, including import measures. Also, Indian manufacturers of such composites were importing machines for composite machining, but now such machines have been developed by Indian companies.” Growth in the Indian composites market has picked up quite significantly over the past few years due to major demand from wind energy, Railways and marine industry. Annual composites growth rates are estimated to be between 18 and 20 per cent over the past three years, and this impressive growth is expected to continue. In 2011, the volume of the composites’ output reached around three per cent of the worldwide composites volume, which is also equivalent to about six per cent of the Asian volume. This surge in the growth rate, after a slump during the initial phase, is slated to reinvent the use of composites in the Indian manufacturing sector, creating a new, yet challenging segment for the machine tools industry for new technological development and R&D in composite machining. sumedha.mahorey@infomedia18.in


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ROOST The growing economy coupled with increasing demand is leading manufacturing companies to adopt new technologies and new age machines. Gujarat, being one of the growing manufacturing hubs for various industries like automobile, energy and aerospace among others, is almost leading the race. With different and new cutting-edge technologies put into place, Gujarat is looking forward to setting yet another milestone...

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ujarat continues to occupy a distinctive position in the Indian economy. The state has demonstrated leadership in many areas of manufacturing, which include aerospace, automobile and metal, among others. The adoption of innovative and high-end machines in Gujarat has seen a rise in the past few years. Some of the sunshine industries, which have given a boost to the machine tools industry in the state, include:

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AEROSPACE The Indian aerospace industry is on the threshold of entering into a new era where it will assume greater responsibility in making the nation self-reliant in defence production. The resurgence of India’s manufacturing industry has been remarkable. Various new technologies have made their way into the manufacturing process here. Multi-axis machining Multi-axis machining has been used in aerospace applications for many years as it can machine complex shapes in

a single setup, thereby saving time. The ability to automatically orientate the head to the correct position significantly cuts machining time and reduces the need for multiple fixtures. An additional benefit is gained by using short cutters that permit accurate machining. Currently, there is more usage of dedicated flexible machining processes in order to minimise the set up time and maximise machine uptime for highly value-added work. Nowadays, aerospace companies rely more on multi-axis machines (5- to 7-axis) to provide flexibility in handling/manufacturing different kinds of complex components. The latest technology development in the machine tools industry is also a reason for the growing recognition of multi-axis machines. As the industry progresses, multi-axis capability no longer remains a novelty, but a major requirement that is easily achieved in the aerospace machining industry. While, previously, the technology used to manufacture components was unavailable, the advancements and

innovations have now made multiaxis machines practical. Accuracy in manufacturing components for aerospace assemblies is a must for achieving a higher factor of safety. Even slight negligence in accuracy and finishing of a component can result in a disastrous situation. High-precision technologies The aerospace industry across the world is influenced by globalisation, changing economic environment and ever-changing demand. Airline companies worldwide have more choices now, which, in turn, puts pressure on aircraft manufacturers to deliver quality aircraft as efficiently as possible. This has induced manufacturers to do away with old production systems and adopt new methods of production. Today, the world of aerospace machining relies heavily on high-end precision technologies, latest software, robots and sensor technology. The automation currently used in aerospace machine shops is more reliable. Moreover, it reduces human errors and provides production with higher speed and


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

AUTOMOBILE Upcoming automobile hub, Gujarat, has made constant developments in machining technologies, as companies here have virtually transformed the automotive manufacturing concepts in the global market. With enhanced productivity, world-class quality and superior finish, the industry has certainly come a long way. Automobile component manufacturers need to consistently deliver quality products at 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. Electric Discharge Machining Wire Electric Discharge Machining (EDM) uses a wire electrode that travels through the conductive work piece. In this process, the electrically charged wire is monitored by a CNC system. It removes material from the work piece by spark erosion. The advantages of EDM are that conventional EDM machines can be programmed for vertical machining, rotational, spin and

indexing machining cycles & hardened work pieces can be machined, thereby eliminating the deformation caused by heat treatment. Complex dies sections and moulds can be produced accurately, faster, and at lower costs. This versatility gives EDM many advantages over conventional machine tools. The multiple work pieces set up and unattended operation saves a lot of the operator’s time, which, otherwise, can be fruitfully utilised to perform other job functions. Additionally, this system is very cost-effective. With improvement in cutting speed, reliability, unattended operation and accuracy, this technique is finding wider applicability in many industries such as aerospace and automotive.

OTHER MACHINING METHODS Almost all the major industries – be it aerospace, automobile, energy or consumer goods manufacturing companies – have adopted various new age cutting technologies. They are used according to the job specification and requirements and result in better productivity, speed and reduction in ever-increasing machining cost. The key to producing quality work and investing in equipment wisely is having information on which cutting method to use for a particular application. While waterjet cutting is perceived as competing with laser, plasma and EDM, many shops use more than one of these processes and view them as complementary to each other. Here’s taking a closer look at some of these processes… Waterjet cutting Waterjets are often used to cut shortrun prototypes that require minimum tooling or fixturing. They are also used for net-shape cutting, in which the final part is produced without the need for secondary operations to achieve required tolerance or surface finish. Besides this, waterjets are used for hogging out, in which the abrasive waterjet rough-cuts a part to within about 0.015 inch tolerance. It is finished

on a milling machine to achieve a tighter tolerance and smoother surface. As one of the most important and extensive processing methods in green manufacturing, waterjet has become one of the most important technologies in sheetmetal cutting process, as it has been proved to be a highly effective method for cutting almost any flat material, including aluminium. Laser cutting In many metal cutting processes, it is difficult to achieve the required shapes and clarity. This can be resolved by the laser cutting technology, which gives proper shape and accuracy in less time. It is considered to be the best method for making complex shapes in the metal cutting industry and microlevel marking in medical and electrical & electronics industries. Plasma cutting Plasma cutting is a vital process for any metal fabrication shop. Unlike oxy-fuel, plasma can cut stainless steel, aluminium and brass, as well as mild steel. Plasma is a thermal process that cuts electrically conductive materials. Plasma cutting involves a nearsupersonic jet of ionised gas that leaves a negatively charged electrode inside a torch tip. The ionised gas then cuts the positively charged metal. In other words, the plasma stream cuts by heat – about 20,000⁰F-50,000⁰F – essentially melting the material being cut.

GUJARAT SET TO RULE The true success of an effective industrial policy lies in the modernisation of the mode of production, which stands true when it comes to Gujarat. While the state is slated to become the global automobile hub in the next few years, it is said to be the rising star when it comes to the engineering and metal industry. With the manufacturing industry in Gujarat growing by leaps and bounds, machining is also set to witness an all-time high in the next couple of years. nisi.rath@infomedia18.in


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With the per capita income rising and customers demanding international standards, manufacturers in Gujarat have understood the importance of technology to meet the demand and also stay in the competition. To add to this, the state also sees large investments taking place from industry majors like Tata, Maruti Suzuki, Ford, Essar and Reliance, to name a few. The competition and investments together are providing strong growth prospects for automation in the long term. According to experts, with new facilities coming up, automation will surely find a new base in Gujarat.

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n India, the adoption of automation is on the rise, but it is still in the early stages. Automation is being primarily used in industries where repetitive tasks need to be performed on a daily basis and in sectors that need to deal with harsh working environments. In the past couple of years, with growing competition, companies are increasingly growing conscious about being accurate and consistent – which has led to more usage of automation.

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Now, with the emergence of various versions, the machine tools industry has found openings in various sectors, such as electrical control panels, steel doors & windows, steel furniture, cable trays, kitchen equipment, refrigeration and air-conditioning industry & pharmaceutical equipment, among others. Due to various developments in automation, such as NC, CNC and robotics, among others, many sectors have come forward to adopt automation technology. Various

industries, which have adopted this technology, have found that it has not only helped reduce their production time considerably, but it has also helped them attain higher accuracy as per customers’ expectations. “We have designed and implemented low-cost automation in our NC press brakes and shear. We had manufactured first CNC press brakes of 320MT capacity in 1995. And because of our in-house R&D efforts, we are able to offer solution-based technology and manufacture innovative products


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such as special purpose presses and plants for manufacturing saw pipes having press capacity of 1,500MT x 12,500 mms and hydro tube tester having capacity of 1,800 MT,” said AA Chandavarkar, VP – Marketing, NuGEN Machineries, Ahmedabad.

CONSTANT INNOVATION REQUIRED Various companies in Gujarat have now started to feel the need for instrumentation, control and automation in the industry. The growing awareness among Indian consumers has ensured that the process industry has the right mix of technologies, which can increase the growth opportunities that the industry has been eyeing for a long time now. As automation is advancing at a fast pace, it is something that needs constant innovation and technology advancements that will thrust the implementation of automation. While everything may seem perfect at the face of it, India, on the whole, still has much to worry about the state of innovation in the automation industry. Many companies are making large investments in bringing the latest technologies for processes, but more awareness is required to churn the best out of automation. The demand for technology has put India as well as Gujarat on the path of economic growth.

INDUSTRIES RELYING ON AUTOMATION Gujarat, as one of the country’s fastest developing states, has many industries supporting the latest technology and automation. Growing foreign trade, rising internal consumer demand and growth in infrastructure have only given the entire financial set up a new lease of life. The state has now realised the importance of developing its own strength with automation. Automation, they say, is the answer to India’s pursuit for becoming a world-class industrial competitor and Gujarat stands by it. India’s reliance on automation for

power plants, refineries, chemical and metal production is increasingly growing along with that of the state. Automation is also needed to enhance process safety and plant availability as well as efficiently use the limited energy resources while trying to be as sustainable as possible. Automation is a single solution for achieving a balance between quality as well as environment. Apart from this, the growing interface, optimisation, quality control and product tracking are a few advantages that India has now estimated to receive from higher automation controls.

GROWING AUTOMOBILE HUB & SMEs Gujarat is certainly traversing on the growth path. The state has done a commendable job of attracting investments from major automobile companies. Earlier this year, companies like Ford Motors and PSA Peugeot

Automation is needed to enhance process safety and plant availability as well as efficiently use the limited energy resources while trying to be as sustainable as possible. Automation is a single solution for achieving a balance between quality as well as environment. Citroen announced that they would invest in setting up manufacturing facilities in the state. Maruti Suzuki had also announced last year that Gujarat will be its hub in the next round of expansion. Tata Motors has already set up a facility for its small car, Nano. The entry of auto vendors will also help auto MNCs source components locally, which means that SMEs located in Gujarat will witness a rise in demand. Owing to this, in recent times, automation seems to have gained importance even in the medium and small units in Gujarat. With automation equipment becoming more usable and affordable, the cost-benefit works in favour of these small industries, thereby driving

automation further.

MANUFACTURING LANDSCAPE The booming Indian economy with surging domestic demand and global growth opportunities is spurring Gujarat’s manufacturing companies to expand. “Presently, there is a little slowdown in the machine forming industry; or rather, in the Indian Industry. But we feel that this is a passing phase and the Indian machine forming industry will recover within a short span of time. Being optimistic, we foresee improvement in the Indian economy, which, we expect, will witness good growth rates. We also hope for excellent growth potential for the Indian machine forming industry in the ensuing years. Of late, many countries are looking at India as a reliable source of sheet metal forming and cutting machines. With this kind of prevailing potential, we can definitely be sure of a sustainable growth rate for this industry in the years to come,” added Chandavarkar.

MORE SCOPE AWAITS AUTOMATION With the global economy expanding and resulting in growth in demand, manufacturing will also experience a transformation. With the change in technology and consumer demands, manufacturing companies are moving away from vertically integrated structures to horizontally linked network models. According to industry experts, the Indian auto market is expected to triple to three million units by 2015. Auto sales in India are growing by 25 per cent annually. With the automobile industry growing at a rapid pace, most of the manufacturers are opting for automation, thereby boosting the sales of such products. As the automotive industry has rightfully stepped into Gujarat to take the lead in manufacturing, there is a lot of scope for automation in the near future. nisi.rath@infomedia18.in


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The development of the auto ancillaries industry has had a positive impact all over the country and especially in the Rajkot engineering industry. The growing automotive sector has not only spelt growth in the machine tools industry, but also in the other sectors of local engineering industry like casting, forgings, bearings, sheet metal and other components. With the advent of major auto plants coming up in Gujarat such as Ford, Maruti, GM and Honda, the industry is expected to receive further boost.

ENGINEERING ECOSYSTEM “Rajkot is now a leading machine tools manufacturing hub with advanced technology machine tools like CNC machines, HMCs and VMCs as compared to countries like the US, Germany and Japan,” avers Shailesh Kawa, MD, Shailesh Machine Tools and President, Machine Tools Manufacturers Association, Rajkot, during an interaction with Sumedha Mahorey. Excerpts…

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The Rajkot machine tools industry has witnessed 20 per cent growth annually due to two major factors – growth in auto industries along with growth in the home appliances & consumer durables industry over the last few years. The demand trends are positive as far as Rajkot machine tools industry is concerned. The ‘slowdown syndrome’, as witnessed in other parts of India, has only marginally affected the Rajkot machine tools industry.

INITIATIVES BY RMTMA The Rajkot Machine Tools Manufacturers Association (RMTMA) is actively pursuing growth initiatives with participation from United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) through technology upgradation, development of skills and capital infusion by the

industry. Today, in comparison to other states, the Government of Gujarat is encouraging large-scale investments in the state. This, in turn, has created a bullish demand in all segments of the industry, thereby attracting foreign direct investments into the state. It can be said with confidence that the pace of growth in Gujarat is much faster than the rest of India.

SMEs’ CONTRIBUTION SMEs have marked their strong presence in Rajkot since the early days of the engineering industry in India. And this trend will continue over the many years to come. The SME sector in Rajkot is dynamic and if there is a slowdown in one sector, SMEs have been quick to switch over to another growth sector eg., from diesel engines to machine tools, bearings investment castings, consumer durables like kitchenware, agro equipment, etc.

Rajkot is relatively free from ecological problems like air and water pollution due to the very nature of the engineering industry, which does not produce any type of pollutants. Whatever scrap is generated, like cast iron turnings and metal scraps, is also recycled locally.

ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY & AUTOMATION Technology and automation have played significant roles in the local industry, especially in the machine tools industry. The Rajkot machine tools industry used to be a smallscale industry manufacturing only conventional mechanical machine tools. But with technology advancement and automation, this scenario has radically changed. Rajkot is now a leading machine tools manufacturing hub with advanced technology machine tools like CNC machines, HMCs and VMCs as compared to countries like the US, Germany and Japan. At present, machines manufactured in Rajkot are exported to advanced regions of the world like West Europe. This is an astounding achievement. Many small industries in Rajkot have switched over to CNC machines instead of labour intensive conventional machines. This


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trend of technology and automation is visible in all segments of manufacturing in Rajkot.

communication facilities, restaurants, etc. This demand has been included in the fourth coming Five Year Plan.

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The only definitive answer is Rajkot. Rajkot has the largest concentration of machine tools units in India comprising of large-scale, medium-scale and small-scale units. No other city in India can boast of these many numbers. As per RMTMA figures, we have more than 250 registered members and this list is growing. Presently, the contribution of the machine tools industry in the overall growth of Gujarat is quite significant.

The machine tools field is open for entrepreneurs who wish to enter the domain. However, entrepreneurs here need to possess unique qualities of entrepreneurship & technical skills and resourcefulness, which are essential ingredients for any successful enterprise.

DEMANDS FROM THE GOVERNMENT RMTMA is demanding a machine tools park, which will be an integrated effort towards the development of a common facility workshop, design and development centre, technical training, peripheral facilities like power backup, banking, material handling and

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equipment, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment, rubbers & plastic products, etc. With global manufacturing giants like Ford, General Motors, Suzuki, Honda and Peugeot, setting up their manufacturing facilities, exponential demand for a wide range of machine tools will be created. With the growth of the machine tools industry, we will not only be able to meet the domestic demand, but will also be able to cater to South Asian, Middle East and African markets, in addition to the West European markets.

GUJARAT: THE MACHINE TOOLS HUB There are no two opinions on Gujarat becoming an engineering hub for the global machine tools industry. All the elements for rapid development of MTI such as entrepreneurship, technical skill, markets and resourcefulness, are present in Gujarat. More importantly, Gujarat has developed a large components base for the global machine tools industry for castings, forgings, bearings, electrical

YOUR VISION Shailesh Kawa Group of Companies has been growing at 20 per cent rate since the last 10 years, which has been quite satisfactory as compared to the country’s 8-9 per cent growth. We wish to maintain this growth momentum in the years to come. For that, we are making sizeable investments. sumedha.mahorey@infomedia18.in


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Rajkot is the city of SMEs SECTORS CREATING A BULLISH DEMAND As we know, Gujarat is a growth engine of India and the government is playing a proactive role in attracting various industries across the state. In fact, a number of automobile giants like Maruti, Ford, Peugeot and Renault have shown keen interest in investing in Gujarat. Surely, this will benefit the machine tools industry

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“You will find a number of small-scale players across the city’s industrial estates. The contribution of SMEs is significant. Rajkot encourages the growth of SMEs,” informs PG Jadeja, Chairman & MD, Jyoti CNC Automation, during an interaction with Sumedha Mahorey. Excerpts...

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Rajkot is an emerging hub for the engineering industry and, in particular, the machine tools industry. The region has witnessed comprehensive growth through its spirit of entrepreneurship. Besides, there are a number of MSMEs in and around the region, which are well on the path towards achieving holistic growth. With professionalism on the rise, entrepreneurs have been able to bag major export assignments. Further, Rajkot is well connected by roads, rail and air to major engineering hubs. Moreover, people have engineering acumen in their blood and there is a gradual shift to adopt technology with a keen focus on quality. All these factors have made Rajkot a preferred destination

for the machine tools industry. Also, since many years, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has been supporting entrepreneurs of the Rajkot machine tools industry by arranging various workshops on shop assistance

The State Government’s contribution to its growth is vital as well as significant. To set up a machine tools industry in the state is comparatively hasslefree considering there are no hurdles posed by government bodies. and taking a delegation of the cluster to various national/ international industrial exhibitions. UNIDO periodically arranges a delegation to visit renowned industries to understand their way of functioning.

We have already achieved our vision of becoming the No.1 machine tools manufacturer in India. And now, we aspire to become one of the top 10 machine tools companies in the world by 2020. multi-fold. Apart from that, various infrastructure and agriculture projects will demand a surge in consumption of machine tools across the state.

DEMAND TRENDS BEING WITNESSED Higher interest rates, currency rate fluctuations, rising prices of crude oil and a significant dip in automobile sales have restricted the growth demand in the last fiscal. But there are indications that the next financial year will be far more better that the previous one. We foresee a huge inherent demand across sectors like automobile, aerospace, die & mould, energy and agriculture. We are expanding our manufacturing capacities gradually by gauging market conditions. Down the line, we have projected to multifold our manufacturing capacity through state-of-the-art facility addition in various key elements like machine shops and assembly lines at our existing plants at GIDC Lodhika in Rajkot.

SMEs IN RAJKOT Rajkot is the city of SMEs. In fact, you will find a number of small-scale players across the city’s industrial


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estates. The contribution of SMEs is significant. Rajkot encourages the growth of SMEs. There are a number of associations like Rajkot Machine Tools Association, Engineering Association of Rajkot, etc., that serve as catalyst a to boost the morale of SMEs through various tangible and intangible efforts.

ROLE OF VIBRANT GUJARAT SUMMIT The Vibrant Gujarat Summit has attracted domestic as well as foreign investors into the state. This has ultimately given a thrust to the machine tools industry in terms of generating demand. The machine tools industry, being the mother of all manufacturing industries, enjoys demand wherever there is an investment in manufacturing in a state. The Vibrant Gujarat Summit has given the local machine tools industry visibility. As a result, people are now recognising Gujarat as a machine tools industry hub.

IMPACT OF AUTO ANCILLARIES It is evident from the fact that most machine tools builders are heavily dependent on the automobile sector and increase in auto ancillaries are directly proportional to the growth of the machine tools industry. Proximity to auto ancillaries give local machine tools players an edge in terms of better logistics. Many auto ancillaries have established their setups in Gujarat to cater to the huge automobile industry in the state. Their first priority is to source locally.

DEVELOPMENT OF ENGINEERING ECOSYSTEM IN GUJARAT The development of an engineering ecosystem is significant in Gujarat. However, there is still room for more developments at par with any international standards.

ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY AND AUTOMATION In today’s changing world, technology and automation will play a vital

role in the machine tools industry. Technological innovations in products & processes will increase the competiveness of any kind of manufacturing activities. Productivity can only be increased through the application of automation wherever required. Hence, we are keen on doing R&D and ensuring adaption of technology at a fast pace. Moreover, in days to come, automation will give us an edge in terms of better productivity while facilitating the processes. The Indian machine tools industry is in the race to uplift its standards in terms of technology and automation at a par with any international standards adopted by European or Japanese manufacturers.

tools industry, the time taken to achieve success is comparatively long. Hence, one has to be persistent and dedicated. The manufacturing industry has significantly contributed to the country’s GDP growth. Being a part of the machine tools industry is, therefore, a noble gesture, especially since you will serve the nation in terms of contributing towards its GDP growth. Additionally, new age entrepreneurs need to focus on aspects like R&D and quality. Last, but not the least, the opportunities that the machine tools industry offer are abundant; one just has to focus on the fundamentals and try to give more than 100 per cent; success is guaranteed.

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Saurashtra and, in particular, Rajkot have emerged as a machine tools cluster in Gujarat. The State

We have already achieved our vision of becoming the No.1 machine tools manufacturer in India. And now, we aspire to become one of the top 10 machine tools companies in the world by 2020. We would like to have a leading position in terms of quantity, quality and technology. Also, the machine tools industry is supposed to grow at a rapid pace in the next decade with lots of innovations in the offing and with various sectors adopting automation.

The opportunities that the machine tools industry offer are abundant; one just has to focus on the fundamentals and try to give more than 100 per cent; success is guaranteed. Government’s contribution to its growth is vital as well as significant. To set up a machine tools industry in the state is comparatively hasslefree considering there are no hurdles posed by government bodies. In fact, the government is very supportive and proactive. Additionally, Gujarat enjoys the biggest coastal line with a number of ports at par with international standards – a factor which offers exporters an edge. Moreover, the power scenario in the state is conducive for industries.

YOUR MESSAGE TO NEW AGE ENTREPRENEURS First and foremost, one has to be passionate about what one does. When it comes to the machine

YOUR VIEWS ON GUJARAT AS THE EXPORT HUB As stated earlier, Gujarat’s machine tools players are extending their reach to export business. Yes, we are competitive in terms of price and our only focus area is to deploy appropriate quality standards. With the combination of quality orientation, adaptation of technology and automation, Gujarat can surely become a global hub for the machine tools industry. Gujarat’s industry-friendly approach is also an added advantage as international players can explore the state for their various machine tools needs. sumedha.mahorey@infomedia18.in


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“During the Vibrant Gujarat Summits, many MoUs were signed, which meant big business opportunities for companies like us. The onset of MNCs has brought with itself a whole host of allied tier I & II suppliers. Moreover, business for SMEs & MSMEs has witnessed a steep increase,” avers Maulik Patel, Executive Director – Techno-Commercial, Sahajanand Laser Technology, during an exclusive interaction with Sumedha Mahorey. Excerpts…

Gujarat has improved dramatically over the past few years. And with the kind of developments and the increasing number of multinational companies foraying into the state, the scope for improvement in terms of technology has scaled up. Unlike earlier, when people were hesitant to buy high-end technology claiming it was too expensive, people now have started absorbing it into their processes. They have understood the advantages of using latest technologies. After experiencing an increase in productivity turnover, people have started realising the value attached to the cost factor. People have also realised that Indian manufacturers are quite capable of manufacturing systems at a competitive price.

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In 1992, we entered the Surat market with our laser systems for diamond processing. Back then, the market was wholly served by foreign machine manufacturers. When we introduced our high-end CNC technology, nobody knew much about CNCs. We created a system which bridged the gap between the layman and CNC, which was not an easy feat to achieve. This gave us the winning edge in the diamond industry as now, operating the machine did not require skilled engineers. As a result, the demand for our machinery went up. Over the years, we created different divisions including a medical division, where we manufacture surgical lasers for different ENT surgical equipment; an electronics division, where we make our own electronic hardware control,

etc.; and a software division. All these divisions cater to the manufacturing industry. Apart from these, we have another division that caters to the diamond industry. We have an industrial division, that caters to industrial laser cutting, laser marking, laser welding and laser micromachining. These are some of the major machines, which are widely used in various industrial segments. Besides, we also custom-design systems.

We are an R&D-centric company and all our products have been indigenously made. We have an in-house R&D centre recognised by the Government of India and are jointly linked with defence and government organisations. This, in a way, helps us do intensive research. We also have the credit of developing the first-of-its-kind fibre laser cutting machine in the world. In fact, we are the only Indian company manufacturing this kind of a system and now, the world is looking up to us.

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The infrastructure of Gujarat is conducive for industrial growth in the state. Being in a hi-tech industry, we have to deal with many foreign clients. When they visit us, they are impressed with the overall infrastructure development in the state. Gujarat offers a whole new experience in comparison

Technology & capacity-wise, India has a far better future than other countries. We only need to make sure that the Indian market grows on a different level similar to the way China has grown over the last decade. There have been several advancements as far as technology is concerned. And going forward, the fibre


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laser technology will prove to be a big boon. The fibre laser cutting machine and the recently launched Hallmark 4G model have received a good response from the market.

VIBRANT GUJARAT SUMMIT & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES During the Vibrant Gujarat Summits, many MoUs were signed, which meant big business opportunities for companies like us. Majorly, the demand has been driven by solar and automobile. Tata Motors was the first core automobile entrant in Gujarat, which has offered a big boost to our industry. The onset of MNCs has brought with itself a whole host of allied tier I & II suppliers. Moreover, business for SMEs & MSMEs has witnessed a steep increase.

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Technology & capacity-wise, India has a far better future than other countries. We only need to make sure that the Indian market grows on a different level similar to the way China has grown over the last decade. turned in India’s direction. Probably, the next stop would be South Africa, which is undergoing the third stage of development. Presently in India, the demand for technology is high and companies need to satisfy this demand with continuous R&D. Indian companies should build on capacities to serve and cater to the growing needs of the Indian market.

YOUR EXPANSION PLANS IMPACT OF GLOBAL RECESSIONARY TRENDS ON YOUR EXPORT BUSINESS Previously, technology was developed in Europe and the US. Eventually, it was diverted to China. But now, it has

We are now catering to an export demand because of our R&D capabilities and we are quite confident when it comes to supplying machines to the global & domestic market. While exploring

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the international market, we have been working on increasing our capacity. We have planned for capacity addition of 1,000 systems by 2013. Recently, we have also launched new products like thin sheet cutting laser, which costs less than a crore. Previously, around the globe, any laser cutting system was priced over a crore. We are now targeting the market with this model, which will cater to small fabricators’ needs. We are India’s biggest laser system manufacturer and are looking forward to positioning ourselves as a `750 crore company by 2015.

MESSAGE TO GLOBAL COMPETITORS In India, we have strong technical expertise and quality engineers for technology development. Owing to globalisation, the technology that was deployed by global companies, are now readily available with us as well, and, that too, at an affordable cost. sumedha.mahorey@infomedia18.in


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Foundry has been the biggest cluster in Gujarat investments. But the realisation of this investment has just started. Very few plants have started production. If more companies invest in Gujarat’s auto industry, a direct demand will be created for us as these companies will require machining components.

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“Rajkot, as a machine tools hub, has been manufacturing machine tools since the 1950s. The raw material that was required by the machine tools industry, i.e., casting, was easily available. Thus, 80 per cent of the need for raw materials was fulfilled from the same place,” informs Rupesh Mehta, President, Macpower CNC, during an interaction with Sumedha Mahorey. Excerpts... ourney to growth We started the company in 1988 with the manufacturing of conventional lathe and milling machines. We travelled widely, visited many exhibitions & the machine tool shop floors and realised that it is not tough to manufacture CNC machines. In 2004, we manufactured the first hi-speed CNC machine with integral spindle. Then in 2006-07, we opened our new 12,000 sqft facility in Metoda. This modern headquarter contains a spacious new machine assembly shop, hi-tech manufacturing facility, spindle assembly room, standard room, training facilities, sales office and dedicated CAD centre fully equipped with latest generation of CAD workstations and Pro/ENGINEER. So now, we have both a conventional unit as well as a CNC unit with us. In a short time, we have emerged as the third largest company in India in terms of production, number of product ranges/ models. In 2007-08, we also started

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VMC manufacturing. We have been instrumental in manufacturing the first oil-geared lathes, which were supplied to Batliboi.

The automobile industry requires hi-end machines, which are not presently manufactured in India. That is why, the present import figures are so high. As per reports, the technology gap has not been bridged till now. Presently the manufacturing sector holds 15 per cent share of the GDP. By 2020, the government needs to increase this share up to 25 per cent. But for this, the existing demand has to increase at least 10 times. So, even in 2020, 60 per cent of the machinery will be imported, which is a huge demand-supply gap.

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Majority of our clients in the manufacturing industry are in the automobile industry. Also, our VMC machines are in great demand in the die & mould industry. For our type of business, automobile ancillaries consume nearly 70-80 per cent of our products. Huge demand has also been witnessed from the education sector. Previously, hands-on training in engineering colleges was given on conventional machinery. Now, CNC machines are used in its place. With the economy growing, colleges are equipping young engineers with skills required to work on CNC machines. Automation is also in demand.

Through Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA), Planning Commission & the Ministry of Heavy Industries, a proposal has been finalised, which will be tabled in the upcoming Budget. This proposal is for the formation of three machine tools park in three zones – South (Bengaluru), West (Rajkot) and North. During this Budget, the funding for this project will be finalised. The key areas in this proposal are training, manpower development, soft loans, R&D centres and common facilities. The Centre will be responsible for the setting up of R&D centres in this park. Due to all these initiatives, the industry will be able to suffice the demand for hiend machines from the manufacturing sector in the next 10 years.

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Due to the Vibrant Gujarat Summits, the state has managed to attract huge

A critical reason has been the economical growth that has taken place in the last

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20 years. As the manufacturing sector grew, the machine tools industry also prospered. Rajkot, as a machine tool hub, has been manufacturing machine tools since the 1950s. The raw materials that was required by the machine tool industry, i.e., casting, was easily available as foundry has been the biggest cluster in Gujarat. Thus, 80 per cent of the need for raw materials was fulfilled from the same place – another reason behind the development of the machine tools industry here. During the last decade, many engineering colleges have also come up in Rajkot, which has provided technical strength to the clusters here. Another aspect to this growth story is that second generation young and aptly trained engineer businessmen have entered the market. They have led to the shift from conventional to hi-end machinery, automation and product upgradation.

ROLE OF UNIDO Through associations like IMTMA,

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units having development potential were identified by UNIDO. UNIDO took into consideration the company’s plans, expansion potentialities, enthusiasm in the new generation towards development, and any feasibility of modifications in the existing product. A group of 25 such companies was formed and UNIDO appointed a consultant to understand their needs in terms of technology, finance, marketing, etc. UNIDO is not a funding agency, but a supporting agency, which helps find technocrats for such companies. They organise trainings, monitoring and analysis.

DEMAND DYNAMICS The demand for hydraulic machinery used in power plants has come up in a major way. Machine tools are also in demand for earthmoving equipment. Another major source of demand is from companies who are converting systems from conventional to CNC. Demand for automatic loading and

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unloading machines has also been witnessed in recent times.

COMPETITION METRICS The presence of international players in the market is a major challenge. India is famous for low-cost & high-quality machinery. This has acted as a benefit for small Indian players in the present market. But as these companies grow from small to large-scale, they will face direct competition from foreign players who already have the benefit of mass production and R&D capabilities.

YOUR VISION FOR THE COMPANY We took up expansion activity last year. Next year, we will be manufacturing certain components through backward integration. In this year, we are adding new mother machines and improving & production processes. Next year, we will start providing automation solution with our machines. sumedha.mahorey@infomedia18.in


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As compared to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Gujarat is lacking in the machine tools industry well-equipped technologies.

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We have slowly started adopting automation in our shop floor. We have already seen two major benefits of adopting automation, viz., enhanced production rate and increase in accuracy level. Apart from that, we no longer have to be dependent on the operator’s skill. After all, it is the machinery that we are using.

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“If we continue at the present rate of overall expansion and growth, we will be at par with these states in the next five years,” avers Bhavin Parmar, Partner, Pinnacle Engineering Enterprise, during an interaction with Sumedha Mahorey. Excerpts...

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We started our company in 1985 and over the years, introduced modern design concepts for our grinding machines – the models of our machines vary in size. We have also developed our technology based on German concepts, which improved the performance of our machinery. We have received a favourable market response. Presently, we not only supply our products in India, but also to markets in Egypt, Kenya, Singapore and Muscat, among other countries.

NEW AGE DESIGN BENEFITS We are one of the 2-3 manufacturers in India who are manufacturing based on the concept of column moving design. We specialise in V-shaped & flat grinding guide ways. These designs help in achieving lifelong accuracy. To tackle competition from Taiwanese

and Chinese manufacturers apart from Indian companies, we designed our products such that they offered better performance and accuracy as compared to our overseas & domestic competitors. Earlier, the machines that we were manufacturing only catered to general surface grinding for plain job works. But, in India, grinding machines are used in many industries like wind turbine manufacturing, aeronautical parts machining, hydro turbine machining, etc., in which profile grinding is carried out. For profile grinding, the technology that we were initially using was not of great help. So, we started developing new models like CNC quick field grinding for SPM job. When it comes to managing and training the manpower for this hi-end machinery, we hold training workshops during the year to make sure that our staff is

For us, the demand has been the maximum from the die & mould industry. Apart from that, there is high demand for the SPM grinding machine in the wind energy sector and aeronautics parts manufacturing segment. Our clients include Siemens, where our machinery is used in the hydro turbine unit at Baroda. Besides, Bengaluru-based aeronautics parts manufacturing companies also use our machinery.

EXPANSION PLANS We will be adding capacity in a place located 10 km from the existing facility. This will help us in manufacturing big machinery and will also increase our existing production capacity to 100-120 machines.

GUJARAT VIS-À-VIS OTHER STATES As compared to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, Gujarat is lacking in the machine tools industry. But if we continue at the present rate of overall expansion and growth, we will be at par with these states in the next five years. The present development in Rajkot, Ahmedabad and Baroda is very impressive. sumedha.mahorey@infomedia18.in


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Strategic modernisation is the need of the hour hour to cater to the huge demand coming in from the automobile sector. This has prompted the industry to opt for modern machine tools and replace the conventional time-consuming equipment.

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“Modern communication, mass movement towards automation and the use of the highest level of CNC machinery have improved the quality of work and the speed of production,” avers Jagadish Panchal, MD, Jekson Machinery, during a brief interaction with Sumedha Mahorey. Excerpts...

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The liberalisation of import policies by the then Finance Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and the dynamic leadership of our Hon’ble CM of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi has prompted investors from various countries to invest in various industrial sectors. This has led to the growth of the machine tools industry, which is the serving industry for the manufacturing sector. Sectors like automobile, infrastructure, telecommunication, power, oil & natural gas are the prime demand drivers for the machine tool industry in Gujarat.

This has also increased profitability, especially for industries catering to the above engineering vertical. We are now gearing up for 2020 where the whole economy will witness a major transformation.

DEMANDS FROM THE GOVERNMENT The government needs to reduce taxes and bank interest rates for the industrial

By 2020, modern companies will survive and more & more MNCs will come to India as trading companies. We have to gear up for this demand surge

IMPACT OF VIBRANT GUJARAT SUMMIT Huge investments in the oil & gas sector have improved the total market scenario of Gujarat. With more than `20,000 crore invested in Gujarat, apart from Ambanis, Tatas & Birlas, the entire world has come to Gujarat. They have huge plans for setting up modern factories in the state, thereby promoting many small entrepreneurs who wish to pitch in for a share of this vibrant market.

DEMAND TRENDS WITNESSED Modern communication, mass movement towards automation & the use of the highest level of CNC machinery have improved the quality of work and the speed of production.

Strategic modernisation is the need of the hour as the advent of Internet has created a revolution in international product sourcing. The world has become one global village where product sourcing is at your finger tips. However, the regional industries are yet to manufacture sophisticated equipment. This needs to be addressed immediately. Also, more engineering graduates also need to be employed in R&D.

AUTO ANCILLARIES – GROWTH HARBINGER Modernisation, high quality, high productivity and zero rejection have become the need of the

vertical. The government should also work on making subsidies available to all the segments of the industry.

MESSAGE TO ENTREPRENEURS There is only one way to succeed and that is to be the Numero Uno in your business.

YOUR VISION By 2020, modern companies will survive and more & more MNCs will come to India as trading companies. We have to gear up for this demand surge and competitive landscape. sumedha.mahorey@infomedia18.in


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We have witnessed 30-40% growth in the last five years GROWTH REGIONS Rajkot, Surendranagar and Ahmedabad are the major machine tools hubs. Apart from that, Sanand is also fast catching up owing to investments by biggies such as Maruti and Tata Motors.

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“We have always followed the concept of offering the finest production in the form of grinding machines. Our hard work and consistent research & analysis have enabled us to stay abreast with the innovative technology,” asserts Arvind Pitroda, Partner, Pitroda Utility Industries, during a brief interaction with Sumedha Mahorey. Excerpts...

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We started the company in 1960. Since then, we have been manufacturing external grinders, hydraulic cylindrical grinders and centreless grinder hydraulic dressing. Our precise and rugged design centreless grinders gears satisfy the demands of modern industries for high accuracy, economical operations and reliability of performance for thorough feed as well as plunge grinding operations of various metallic, non-metallic cylindrical parts. The machines are suitable for both, large and small production jobs. We are presently supplying machinery to industries located in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Kerala.

DEMAND DYNAMICS Our grinding machines are used in

the automobile, bearing, die-punches, oil engine parts, long bright bars, surgical instruments, bolts, studs, drills and various machine parts manufacturing. With major investments coming in Gujarat’s automobile industry, we have derived many benefits in terms of profitability and fresh order books. The demand for our machines is

Scrap iron, cast iron and bearings are not readily available in the Surendranagar market. We are presently sourcing it from Rajkot. Also, the price of these products is on the higher side. Due to this, the cost of the machinery that we manufacture goes up by nearly 5-7 per cent. This is a major cost disadvantage. In addition, we are facing competition from Chinese players as their pricing is on the lower side as compared to us.

STANDING UP TO MARKET COMPETITION We have always followed the concept of offering the finest production in the form of grinding machines. Our hard work and consistent research & analysis have enabled us to stay abreast with innovative technologies. We are currently exporting machines to Bangladesh, Africa and Sri Lanka apart from a widespread base of customers in India.

CAPACITY ADDITION PLANS With major investments coming in Gujarat’s automobile industry, we have derived many benefits in terms of profitability and fresh order books.

Our present capacity is 50 machines per year. We are planning to double our capacity by developing a new plant in Surendranagar. This plant will be ready in the next two years.

YOUR VISION the maximum in the automobile industry. Riding on Gujarat’s development, we have witnessed an overall growth of nearly 30-40 per cent in our business in the last five years.

We wish to launch new product ranges in grinding machines in the Gujarat market over the next couple of years. sumedha.mahorey@infomedia18.in


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Skilled labour is rarely available in the region growth of some of these SSI units into SMEs have really supported the machine tools industry in Rajkot. SMEs today are getting many benefits from financial institutes as well as the government, which is why we are able to witness investments in the segment. A few more SSI units are expected to make it big in this market. Thus, the engineering ecosystem will keep on growing in the coming years.

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“There are around 15 engineering colleges in Rajkot. Despite this, there is a lack of skilled manpower in the region. Even ITI polytechnique diploma holders are not available. This is the major reason for Gujarat not been able to capture prime position in the machine tools industry,” avers Paras Vaghela, Director – Sales, Godson Bending Systems, during an interaction with Sumedha Mahorey. Excerpts...

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STABLISHING & EXPANDING BASE

We founded the company in 1979. We are one of the biggest manufacturers of plate and section binding in India. We are also into sheet metal machine manufacturing. Our pioneering experience and on-going research for input of modern technology is a source of strength for the machine tools industry. Godson is a renowned name in sheet metal forming industries like coach building, steel furniture, refrigeration, control panel manufacturing, textile machinery manufacturing, etc. Since 1983, the pace of business has been faster and we have sufficient infrastructure to meet the future demand. Our machines like plate bending machine, pinch cum pyramid type plate bending machines with pneumatic clutch are already in

SKILL DEFICIT In this region, skilled labour is rarely available. There are around 15 engineering colleges in Rajkot. Despite this, there is a lack of skilled manpower in the region. Even ITI polytechnique diploma holders are not available. This is the major reason for Gujarat not being able to capture prime position in the machine tools industry.

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use. We have also exported machines to UAE, Sultanate of Oman, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mauritius, etc. We are catering to the public sector as well as MNCs. We cater to cement, infrastructure, tower, power industries and heavy fabrication shops.

High investment in the heavy duty industries has increased the demand for our industry, thereby necessitating an increase in production capacity. We have to have new plants and investments to cater to this surge in demand. Companies will also start exporting their products in the long run, but it will take at least 5-6 years.

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The growth of industries and the engineering segment in Rajkot has been impressive. We have doubled our production capacity in the last few years. Presently, we have the biggest market share in the product ranges we offer. We have been facing huge competition from China but I am proud to inform you that our machines are more userfriendly and weather-friendly.

As of now, we are manufacturing machinery up to 80 mm. We wish to manufacture machinery of more than 100 mm, which has not been manufactured by any Indian manufacturer so far. We are also getting into a JV very soon. We would like to be the biggest bending machine manufacturer in India. We are also increasing our capacity with our new plant that is coming up in Rajkot. This will be functional in the next three years.

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The presence of SSIs has created a conducive environment for growth in Rajkot for the machine tools industry. They have been majorly responsible for standardisation in the industry.

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Our company was started in 1983 with precision, quality and time-bound delivery as the guiding light. Since then, the company has redefined all three prime principles with its lathe machine products under the brand name, Balaji Lathe. We now enjoy a vital share in lathe machinery industry in India as well as abroad. To achieve this, we have put equal emphasis on two assets – skilled workforce and infrastructure. We have a 6,000 sqft shade, which is equipped with the required machineries to manufacture any type of special purpose machines demanded by our clients. We are also engaged in the designing and manufacturing of special purpose machine tools required for high production rates with consistent quality, which is the need of the hour in engineering. Within the next two years,

we are planning to double our production from 60-70 machines to 140 machines per month. We are also increasing our in-house machine capacity.

MAJOR DEMAND DRIVERS The education sector has been the major demand driver for us. We are also getting huge demand from the foundry industry. We are targeting the medium and extra heavy duty industries. The demand from these industries has increased 25 per cent year on year over the last five years. Also, the share of the machine tool industry in the heavy industries has increased by about 20 per cent during the last five years.

ROLE OF UNIDO UNIDO has played a vital role in the development of Gujarat machine tools industry during the last five years. They are politically conscious and try to make all the facilities available

The presence of the foundry industry has been the major reason for the success of the machine tools industry in Rajkot. Vendors responsible for the job are majorly present in Rajkot. Moreover, SSIs are present here in huge numbers. The presence of these units has created a conducive environment for the overall growth of the machine tools industry here. Also, demand has been created within the state itself because of the growing expanse of heavy industries. Thus, we are getting almost 10 per cent demand from within the state.

COMPETITION FROM OTHER STATES Gujarat stands at the No.2 position when it comes to the machine tool industry. The first position is held by Karnataka. One of the major reasons behind this lies in the fact that the land rates in Gujarat are very high as compared to other states. This is a major challenge that industries in Gujarat are facing today. For any expansion activity, land is the most important consideration. The Government of Gujarat is giving land at subsidised rates to big industries but the same is not the case for SSI units.

FROM CONVENTIONAL TO CNC We are eager to develop a CNC manufacturing division but due to market ups & down, we have not been able to work on that front. Also, for CNC machines, mass manufacturing is required. Only then can profits be derived. For small manufacturing quantities, we will not be able to compete on the cost front as compared to companies like Jyoti CNC and Macpower.


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The awareness about hi-tech products is very low in Gujarat about these products.

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We have done a study regarding the demands that will arise over the next 10-15 years in the Gujarat market. We also took into consideration that in the next 20 years, the same pace of growth momentum will continue, as some of the biggest automobile and pharmaceutical companies are coming to Gujarat. So, we decided to bring in hi-tech machines from the international market, which were not easily available in Gujarat before our entry.

DEMAND PULL “Recently, we have witnessed growth in the demand for hi-tech products due to labour issues that the machine tools industry in Gujarat is facing. That is why during the last five years, our growth has multiplied by nearly 100 per cent,” elaborates Bhavin Siddhapura, Partner, Macht Exim LLP, during a brief interaction with Sumedha Mahorey. Excerpts...

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We are one of the biggest imported machine tools dealers in Gujarat. We started the company two years back. Over the years, we developed a wide range of latest lathe machines including all geared lathe machines, heavy duty machines, CNC lathe machines, milling machines, radial drilling machines, shearing machines, etc., to serve the needs of advanced machinery for industrial purposes. Being an ISO 9001 CQC registered firm, we supply best quality and durable machines for better performance.

YOUR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS We are associated with Dalian Machine Tool Group Corporation (DMTG), China. The company is unique in conducting R&D as well as its own casting and parts manufacture. DMTG’s products are sold in more

than 100 countries and regions worldwide through its international distribution & service network, connecting several thousands of sales agents and a number of storage centres to provide global service.

START-UP CHALLENGES The awareness about hi-tech products from foreign players is very low in the Gujarat market. A major constraint also comes from the fact that the workers need to understand the functioning of such machinery. Initially, SSIs and SMEs were reluctant to go in for hi-tech products even though it would help them improve their productivity as well as save time & money. Undoubtedly, the investment for such products is also high as compared to other products available in the market. Nonetheless, after two months of hard work, we were able to build up a technical team to spread awareness

Recently, we have witnessed growth in the demand for hi-tech products due to labour issues that the machine tools industry in Gujarat is facing. That is why during the last five years, our growth has multiplied by nearly 100 per cent. The consideration that hi-tech products are costly is a tough barrier to cross. But nowadays, our customers are acknowledging the value attached to the same and are considering investing in the same. We have found that Japanese & German collaborated companies are doing well in Gujarat. In the next 10 years, this demand will increase multifold.

GUJARAT VIS-À-VIS OTHER STATES We are lacking in terms of skills required by the industry from states like Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Punjab, Haryana and the NCR zone. But as per our study, Gujarat will come at par with these states within the next three years.

YOUR VISION We plan to cater to all the machine tools industry in all the states of India by 2020. We also want to service the South Asian market.


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The Gujarat machine tools industry is poised to grow at a phenomenal rate cent. In the last five years, we have been majorly supplying to companies in Gujarat. A small portion of our total share is also supplied to companies in Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru and Coimbatore.

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We have been in the line of manufacturing machine tools products since 1939. We always aimed at producing quality machines. As a result, we could earn prestigious credit and reputation in the engineering faculty. Our products are sold under the brand name ‘LAXSON’. We have accommodated advancements in technology by developing many different models. In 1960, we were among the first in India to produce bandsaw machines taking into consideration the requirements of engineering industries in India. Batliboi was our sole selling agent during 1960 to 2000. As of now, we have already manufactured and sold over 10,000 machines in the market.

SECTORS CATERED TO In any factory, our machinery is

necessary to cut the raw material. Thus, our products are widely used in mostly all the sectors, including machine tools manufacturing, infrastructure and automobiles. We have been supplying metal cutting bandsaw machines of various cutting capacities. These also include manual and automatic, semi-automatic operated bandsaw machines having cutting capacity ranging from 175 mm to 2,500 mm.

IMPACT OF MAJOR INVESTMENT INFLOWS IN GUJARAT Huge investments have come up in Gujarat during the last 10 years. Due to this, the demand for our products have gone up. Also, we are technically sound. That is why we have been able to cater to the growing demands from the industry. The overall demand from the market has gone up by nearly 50 per

Collaborating with the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) has offered us many benefits. Also, partipating in IMTEX, over the years, has helped us connect with the industry at a national level. It offers us scope to not only understand the changing customer demands, but also gave us a fair view of the competition dynamics.

PROMISING OUTLOOK The Gujarat machine tools industry is poised to grow at a phenomenal rate in the next five years. As compared to Maharashtra and Karnataka, the business spirit of Gujaratis will drive the growth of the machine tools industry and the state will reach the leadership position in the time to come.

CAPACITY ADDITION PLANS We are planning to double our capacity from 100 machines per month to 200 machines per month. For this, we have constructed another factory near the existing one in Surendranagar. This plant will be ready in the next three months.

YOUR VISION We wish to see our company among the top companies within our product range. We also wish to become the largest and the most cost-effective manufacturer of bandsaw machines in India. sumedha.mahorey@infomedia18.in


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he Proton-103 PBX system is compact and loaded with value added features, which reduces cost and enhances productivity. Th is PBX system supports microcontrollerbased design and state-of-the-art surface mount technology (SMT) ensuring high reliability and low maintenance cost. Some of the key features include: auto call back, call pick-up, call splitting, conference and executive secretary.

springs, hexagon socket head, shoulder screw ISO 12.9, ground spacer sleeve, shoulder screw. Quality, reliability, safety and high added value of these special spring products are guaranteed by a perfect combination of best CNC machine tools and highly qualiďŹ ed operators, with a process steps monitored and checked by central computerised system manager supported by inhouse metallographic and technical labs equipped with the most recent latest instruments and control software.

Matrix Telecom Pvt Ltd Vadodara - Gujarat Tel: 0265-2630555, Mob: 09301874302 Email: info@matrixtelesol.com Website: www.matrixtelesol.com

Global Special Springs Pvt Ltd Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 02764-273065, Mob: 09662015269 Email: info@globalspecialsprings.com





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hese die springs are of International Standards conforming to ISO:20243, JIS B:5012 Metric, US Oval Wire, etc. The range of die springs includes wire die springs, nitrogen gas

BRASS AND ALUMINIUM CABLE GLAND

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hese brass and aluminium cable glands are available as per BS:6121, part-1, 1989 application for outdoor or indoor use with all types of armoured, braided or un-armoured


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electrical cable fittings. Some of the features include: ingress protection IP30, IP66 and IP68 (5 bar), options thread ISO metric, ET NPT, NPS, BSP, BSPT and PG; clamps SWA (E1W), SWB (E1X) and STA (E12), plating electroplated nickel (NP), zinc (ZP), chrome (CP) and tin (TP), material CZ121, aluminium alloy and 316 stainless steel, and sizes in metric from M16 to M90.

Peshavaria Exports Pvt Ltd Jamnagar - Gujarat Tel: 0288-2561212, Mob: 09825210389 Email: info@peshavaria-exports.com Website: www.peshavaria-exports.com



PRESSURE TRANSDUCER

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wo types of pressure transducers are offered, that include differential and absolute. Differential pressure transducer measures pressure differences between two points and give


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proportional analogue output (0-10 V or 4-20 mA). Th is device communicates on different communication protocol, ie, MODBUS, RS232 and RS485. The differential pressure transducer is available with various measuring range from -0.5 mbar to 100 mbar. Absolute pressure transducer measures pressure with respect to vacuum or ambient pressure. It is offered up to 100 bar pressure. The pressure transducers have various industrial applications in cleanroom application, HVAC, fan ventilator control, room/cabin pressure control, etc.

Katlax Enterprises Pvt Ltd Gandhinagar - Gujarat Tel: 02764-286784, Mob: 09724506614 Email: info@katlax.com Website: www.katlax.com



OVERVOLTAGE MCB

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he overvoltage MCB is suitable for single-phase line users. Some of its specifications are: fault protection: over voltage 270 V +5 V/440 V/overloads/short-circuit range of 0.5 A to

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40 A. Voltage/frequency 220 V AC, 50 Hz. The MCB is DIN rail mounting type with space of three-pole module. It is equipped with two test buttons and one LED. Besides three protections the MCB also indicates proper wiring, phase and neutral interchanged, failure of neutrals, missing of earthing or loose connection, etc.

S G Trading Co Surat - Gujarat Tel: 02612-2278410 Email: info@motiswitchgear.com Website: www.motiswitchgear.com



TRANSFORMER

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he range of transformers include power and distribution transformers up to 33 kV and 3,000 kVA ratings, current transformers and potential transformers up to 33 kV class, special type of transformers, booster transformers, earthing transformers, rectiďŹ er transformers etc, dry type transformers, shut reactors series current limiting reactors etc, furnace transformers, high & low voltage testing transformers, and control transformers.


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SKP Transformers Gandhinagar - Gujarat Tel: 079-22823339, Email: skptrans@rediffmail.com



POWER GENERATORS

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he NG/ LPG/ biomass gasoperated power generator is available from 15 kW to 82.5 kW capacity range with gas control system. Also offered is biomass gas producing gasifier, which is suitable for thermal heating ranging from 20,000 kcal/hr to 10,00,000 kcal/hr, for power generating ranging from 15 kW to 800 kW, producer gas plants ranging from 5,00,000 kcal/hr to 50,00,000 kcal/hr.

Hi-Tech Energy Projects Bhavnagar - Gujarat Tel: 0278-2523697, Mob: 09825674684 Email: energyprojects@sify.com

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DIGITAL EPABX SYSTEM

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he digital EPABX system has salient features, such as: auto attendant, CLI based routing, auto fax detection, call & trunk budgeting, least cost routing, 10000 calls ASMDR & 10000 calls ASMDR, music on hold, default & programmable default, multiple voice guidance prompts, PRI, CTI, etc.

Sheth Enterprise Ahmedabad-Gujarat Tel: 079-27683013, Mob: 09824032343 Email: info@shethgroup.net Website: www.shethgroup.net



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hruva gas chromatographs are touchscreen-based systems. These are fully loaded systems that are self-sufficient which can be confi gured to various applications. Some of the innovative and advance features are ¼” VGA


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touch screen for complete system control & monitoring, auto tuning PID temperature control for up to 8 channel, EPC for 8 channels with programmable options, up to 12 auxiliary device control with step programming for dierence options, extensive auto diagnostic & user-friendly, up to 4 injection ports & 3 detectors, wide range of detectors & sampling system, input status for pressure, remote start, door open & four additional spare inputs available, and can be coupled to GC-MS.

Chromatography & Instruments Co Vadodara - Gujarat Tel: 0265-2633926 Email: info@chromatographyinst.com Website: www.chromatographyinst.com



INVERTER

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he model TECO-7300 CV inverter has salient features like sensorless vector control, 150 per cent starting torque, built-in PLC function, LED/LCD keypad display, NPN/PNP digital input, PID function, braking transistor built-in, copy unit (memory pack) function, PC (Windows)/PDA (WinCE) link function, RS–485


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Modbus RTU/ASCII mode, field bus communication Modules, EMC fi lter built-in, global standards, such as UL, CUL, CE, etc.

Kuna Impex Pvt Ltd Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-26841523 Email: kipl123@rediffmail.com



HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS

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hese hydraulic cylinders are manufactured from high quality raw materials. The cylinders easily withstand high and changing temperatures without any damage to the cylinder. These are ideal for construction and agricultural operations. The hydraulic cylinders are available in various sizes for use as construction equipment, earthmoving equipment, mining, drilling equipment, road paving, industrial vehicles, material handling equipment, loaders, sky lift

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manufactures, etc.

Shree Saikrupa Hydro Marketing Ahmedabad-Gujarat Tel: 079-65414515, Mob: 09426510338 Email: sales@shreesaikrupahydraulics.com Website: www.shreesaikrupahydraulics.com



TUNGSTEN CARBIDE ROD BLANKS

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comprehensive range of best quality tungsten carbide rod blanks in ground and unground form available in both metric and inch sizes with diameters ranging from Ø3 to Ø 25 mm (Ø1/8”-Ø 1”), imported from Europe. These blanks are highly precision ground and polished to h6/h7 tolerance.

Intermediate sizes are also available as per requirement. Blood brand tungsten carbide precisely ground rods are widely used for plug/pin gauges, carbide punches, precision V-blocks, jigs, etc. Cobalt composition in the tungsten carbide material tends to


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oxidise in the atmospheric air, which results into leeching.

Robin Precision Products Pvt Ltd Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0282-287634, Mob: 09909912010 Email: info@bloodtools.com Website: www.bloodtools.com



ULTRA-FILTRATION SYSTEM

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he OVIVO-Trisep ultraďŹ ltration system is operated in a crossow mode, thus reducing the chances of fouling and maintaining the permeability of the membrane for a long time. The UF system undergoes negative pressure operation, thereby eliminating compaction and higher TMP, which are generally seen in positive pressure systems. The UF system has two product lines: iSep and SpiraSep. The iSep units eliminate the need for a process tank as they are skid-mounted plug-and-play type. The SpiraSep units are submerged UF systems which can be placed in an existing process tank and operated in a feed & bleed mode.

Ovivo India Surat - Gujarat Tel: 0261-246 5972/73 Email: info.in@ovivowater.com


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GASIFIER SYSTEMS

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hese are gasifier systems and biomass gasifier plants. The gasifier plants run in various industries, like ceramics industries, rolling mills, chemical industry, etc. By installing these gasifier plants, the cost of liquid fuel is saved by 4,00,000 litres per day. The biomass gasifier systems are more efficient, economically viable and can be utilised in various solid fuels, like charcoal, imported steam coal and briquettes.

Radhe Renewable Energy Development Associate Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 02827-287888 Email: info@radhegroup.com Website: www.radhegroup.com



EOT AND HOT CRANES

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hese EOT and HOT cranes are available in both singlegirder and double-girder ranging from 500 kg to 50000 kg capacity. The cranes are designed and manufactured in accordance with IS:3177 considering proper factor of safety with respect to appropriate duty classifications. Different types are available, like double girder overhead travelling cranes,

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single girder overhead travelling cranes, heavy duty overhead travelling cranes with main and auxilliary hoists, under slung cranes, EOT/HOT crabs, etc. The cranes are used in steel mills, foundries, paper plants, cement plants, power plants, dairy plants, chemical plants, fertiliser plants, petrochemical plants, engineering plants, textile industries, general industries, etc.

Techno Industries Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-40323330, Mob: 09328847490 Email: info@technoind.com Website: www.technoind.com



SHAFT GEARBOX

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he vertical output shaft gearbox comes in sizes of KBV 200 to 250 and KCV 200 to 315. Th is gearbox is used for mixing and blending sand for foundry application. The gear internals are out of case carburising steel duly case hardened and proďŹ le ground, enhoused in anti-friction bearings. Gear internals and top bearings are force lubricated by built on pump. Labyrinth seal out of phosphors bronze material are provided to avoid any inďŹ ltration of sand particles inside the gear box. A single gearbox of twin gear boxes, driven by


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single motor through common coupling duly mounted with pulley can also be given on demand.

Elecon Engineering Company Ltd Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 02672-236513, Mob: 09879597451 Email: infogear@elecon.com Website: www.elecon.com



INJECTION MOULDING MACHINE

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he model Delta-400 rubber injection moulding machine features accuracy, speed, easy cleaning and higher injection volumes. Th is machine has very low friction height, strong plane parallel four column clamping unit design. Large platen size and high opening strokes offer more space of extra cavities and easy demoulding operation. Other features include: pre-stressed and hardened tie bars for long service life, fully hydraulic and hydro-mechanical clamping for ergonomic operating height, superior multi-microprocessor controls with graphic display and real time trend graphs, proportional delivery hydraulic pump for fast response and high power efficiency, ultrasonic stroke measurement of injection and mould movements for high resolution accuracy and repeatability.

Klockner Desma Machinery Pvt Ltd Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-25840200 Email: sales@desmaindia.com



MICROPROCESSOR-BASED TIMER

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he microcontroller-based timer meets any custom-built industrial process application. Th is timer is has features like double or single 4-digit display for process and set value indication, forward relay contact, reverse relay contact and buzzer output supply 230 V AC, 12 V DC, forward time 0000 to 9999 as per range adjustable, reverse time 0000 to 9999 as per range adjustable, total time 0000 to 9999 as per range adjustable, off time 0000 to 9999 second adjustable, resolution 1 or 0.1 selectable unit minute or second selectable, total time count up in green display in run mode, etc.

Wavetronics Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-22811329, Mob: 09327003425 Email: info@wavetronics.co.in Website: www.wavetronics.co.in

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MAGNETIC DRIVE CHEMICAL PUMPS

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he PMD series sealless magnetic drive chemical pump is available with a host of design features and has a wide range of application to meet the demand of different industry. All liquid contact parts are made of PP, ceramic, teflon, viton, etc, which enables the pumps to be used n handling of any kind of chemicals. Another feature is the use of magnetic drive system with high power rare earth magnets, which eliminates the use of conventional sealing methods. Th is makes the pumps trouble-free, long life and virtually leakproof. Th e pump is suitable for transfer of corrosive liquids, acids, dyes, solvents, toxic and fuming liquids, petrol, kerosene, water, etc.

Taha Pumps & Valves Surendranagar - Gujarat Tel: 0275-240233, Mob: 09825599415 Email: tahapv@yahoo.co.in Website: www.tahapumps.com



AC DRIVE

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he AC drive is available up to 100 HP with different models (like space vector control, sensorless vector control and universal AC drive). It has high-speed operation of DSP, high precision and low error. The AC variable frequency drive employs microprocessor and application flexibility and operational reliability enabling their use on a wide range of drive application.

Gayatri Control & Automation Pvt Ltd Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-25840686, Mob: 9825387551 Email: info@gayatricontrol.com Website: www.gayatricontrol.com



PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER

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he programmable logic controller (PLC) is small in size and comes in economic design. It has a high processing speed and fast communications capabilities for the total factory automation. Other features include: user-friendly set up with high reliability, built-in EEPROM, high-speed performance, expandable I/O up to 512, communication interface RS232/RS485, windows-based software available for ladder programming, and HPP for instruction type programme editing. Advanced HMI/ MMI for interfacing and monitoring with the PLCs is also available. The PLCs fi nd application in plastic, textiles, machine


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tools, material handling, pharmaceuticals, etc.

Lubi Electricals Ltd Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-22204711 Email: info@lubielectronics.com Website: ww.lubielectronics.com



AC DRIVE

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he battery backup AC drive or uninterrupted power drive are most desirable systems where one needs to provide power backup to induction motor. Whenever one requires uninterrupted power for motive load these are the most economical solution than three-phase UPS systems. To achieve such condition of uninterrupted operation, it is required to store energy in a battery bank and using it during the power failure. These drives provide uninterrupted power operation to the motor during brownouts and blackouts of the input supply. The back-up time during loss of input vary with the size of the battery bank installed.

Hi-Rel Electronics Pvt Ltd Gandhinagar - Gujarat Tel: 079-32407227 Email: contact@hirel.net Website: www.hirel.net



CERAMIC DEBURRING & POLISHING MEDIA

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he ceramic deburring and polishing media is useful for removal of unwanted sharp edges and burrs from metallic and non-metallic components whether cast, machined or molded/ pressed. It is available in various shapes, like triangle, square, round, star, cone, cylinder, and in various sizes and end cuts. The ceramic deburring and polishing media is used in vibratory ďŹ nishing equipments. Other user industries are electricals, electronics, hardware, fasteners, locks, lugs, lock keys, clock parts, cycle components, automobile components, ball bearing cages, etc.

Mangalam Industrial Products Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-27545912, Mob: 09825468324 Email: info@mangalamceramics.com Website: www.mangalamceramics.com



SURGICAL TABLES

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he surgical tables are available with 5 movable parts are suitable for all kinds of surgery as well as special postural surgery. C-arm X-ray inspection and photography can be used on these tables. These tables are equipped with X-ray rack and cassette for users having no C-arms. The tables are also equipped

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with microcomputer controller and safety lock key protecting from mishandling. Single side upright post design and large space under table give adequate space to install C-arm X-ray apparatus and other devices.

A+I Inc Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-09327672, Mob: 09825098382 Email: inquiry@aplusi.org Website: www.aplusi.org



ENERGY SAVER VACUUM POOL SYSTEM

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he energy saver vacuum pool system is developed by combining two vacuum pumps and a reservoir tank, which fulfi ls the fluctuating demand by keeping the vacuum virtually constant. Th is system is also designed for unique capacity control to save on electrical energy. Other important features include re-circulation of sealing liquid, which saves on the cost of sealing liquid and reduces the load on effluent treatment. Two or more vacuum pumps operate in a parallel operation through a common reservoir.

Joyam Engineers & Consultants Pvt Ltd Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-26569533, Mob: 09879099100 Email: joyam@joyamvactech.com Website: www.joyamvactech.com



MULTI-LAYER BLOWN FILM LINES

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he multi-layer blown fi lm lines are used for manufacturing high barrier fi lm for packing meat, liquid packing, oil packing, medical grade fi lms, chemical packing, stretch fi lms, shrink fi lms, green house fi lms and geo-membrane fi lms. These machines are available with advanced technology having ADSS (patented) DIE from Canada with IBC system, gravimetric dosing with extrusion control, automatic thickness control with fully-automatic surface winder having center winding, surface winding and center surface with gap winding.

J P Extrusion Ltd Dist Bharuch - Gujarat Tel: 02646-221134 Email: info@jpextrusiontech.com Website: www.jpextrusiontech.com The information published in this section is as per the details furnished by the respective manufacturer/distributor. In any case, it does not represent the views of

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3D pantograph engraving machine...56 4-column hydraulic press ..................21 5-axis waterjet machine.....................23 Abrasive belt grinder .........................62 AC and DC brake ............................62 AC drive......................................62, 63 Adaptor .............................................58 Adjustable adapter.............................19 All-geared autofeed pillar drill machine ...............................17, 41 All-geared autofeed radial drill machine .....................................17 All-geared drilling-cum-milling machine .............................................31 All-geared head .................................31 All-geared lathe.................................64 Auto feeder hydraulic press...............21 Auto power feed................................31 Auto-feed radial drilling machine.....41 Automatic grinding machine ............53 Back-geared auto-feed radial drill ....17 Back-geared fine-feed machine.........17 Bags bailing press ..............................21 Baling press .......................................21 Band saw machine ........................FGF Bearings...............................................8 Bench center slide .............................59 Bench grinder....................................62 BMT tool holder ..............................62 Boring machine .............................FGF Brass and aluminium cable gland .....51 Cam follower.....................................10 Carbide tool ......................................58 Carbide..............................................58 Centre drill ........................................58 Centreless grinding machine.......55, 63 Ceramic deburring & polishing media .................................................63 C-frame press....................................52 Chain pulley block ............................68 Chain wheels .....................................52 Chuck ................................................58 Clamp................................................63 Close-frame hydraulic press ..............21 CNC engraving machine ..................61 CNC floor-type borer .......................27 CNC grinding machine ....................53 CNC horizontal boring machine......27 CNC horizontal milling machine .....27 CNC machine ............FGF, 15, 58, BC CNC press brake ..........................FGF CNC profile cutting machine ...........61 CNC radial drilling machine ............29 CNC router.......................................61 CNC tap chucks and tap adapter .....19 CNC tap holder and pull stud .........19 CNC tool holder...............................19 CNC tool presetter ...........................59 CNC tooling ...............................37, 58 CNC turning centre............ 15, 33, BC CNC vertical machining centre 15, BC Coin press .........................................21 Collet chuck ......................................58 Collet.................................................58 Comparator stand .............................39 Comparator .......................................39 Cone pulley heavy-duty lathe machine .............................................60 Cone pulley light-duty lathe machine .............................................60 Cone pulley medium-duty lathe machine ....................................60 Coolant pump ...................................61 Coolant separator ..............................14 Crab ..................................................68 Crane .................................................68 Cross shaft power press ....................59 Cylinder.............................................60 Cylindrical grinder ............................55 Cylindrical grinding machine .......6, 63 Cylindrical roller bearings ...................8 D/C stacker .......................................64 Deep draw press ................................52 Deep drawing hydraulic press ...........21 Deep-bore grinding spindle ..............56 Demagnetiser ....................................14 Diamond cutting and processing system .............................................FIC Die lift...............................................64 Die springs ........................................51

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Digital EPABX system .....................55 Dock lift ............................................64 Double scissor lift table ....................64 Double-acting hydraulic cylinder ......43 Drill chuck arbour.............................58 Drill machine ........................17, 51, 59 Drill mill ...........................................58 Drill sleeve ........................................19 Drill ...................................................41 Drilling machine ....27, 29, 31, 41, BIC Drilling-cum-milling machine .......BIC Electric motor ...................................61 Electromagnetic chuck ......................14 Element shrink disc ..........................10 End mills...........................................58 Endless belt .......................................54 Energy saver vacuum pool system ....64 Engineering component ....................58 EOT and HOT cranes ...............59, 68 Exhibition - EngineeringExpo .........50 External grinding spindle .................56 Feed unit ...........................................60 Fine and auto feed radial ...............BIC Fix-frame hydraulic press ..................21 Fixture ...............................................63 Flame proof hoist..............................68 Flange mounted ................................62 Flat tangential belt ............................54 Flexible coolant pipe accessories .......54 Flexible coolant pipe .........................54 Floating holder..................................19 Food grade conveyor belt ..................54 Foot mounted type............................62 Force feed lubricator ...................43, 60 Freewheel-oneway-clutch..................10 FRP battery stand .............................67 FRP cable tray ..................................67 FRP canopy.......................................67 FRP grating ......................................67 FRP hand rail and fencing ...............67 FRP ladder ........................................67 FRP luminaries .................................67 FRP pole and mast ...........................67 FRP storage tank ..............................67 FRP structural profile .......................67 Gap frame press ................................57 Gas chromatographs .........................55 Gasifier systems.................................59 Gear boxes...................................52, 68 Gear coupling....................................52 Gear roll tester ..................................59 Gear...................................................52 Geared drilling machine ...................31 Geared head heavy-duty lathe machine .............................................60 Geared head medium-duty lathe machine .............................................60 Geared radial drilling machine ......BIC Geared drilling machine ................BIC Gold purity (XRF) system .............FIC Goliath crane ....................................68 Goods lift ..........................................68 Grinder........................................27, 63 Grinding machine .............6, 53, 55, 63 Grinding spindle ...............................56 Grip plier ..........................................63 Gudgeon pin .......................................8 Heavy bench grinder .........................62 Heavy-duty drill machine .................51 Heavy-duty lathe machine ......6, 53, 64 Heavy-duty precision radial drilling machine ................................29 Heavy-duty radial drill machine .......51 Helical gear .......................................52 H-frame press ...................................52 Hold back..........................................10 Horizontal boring .............................27 Horizontal CNC machine ........ 15, BC Horizontal handle clamp ..................63 Horizontal hydraulic press ................21 Horizontal machining centre .... 15, BC Horizontal pipe and tube bending machine ...............................25 Hydraulic buffer ................................43 Hydraulic centerless grinding machine .............................................55 Hydraulic cylinders .........43, 52, 57, 60 Hydraulic cylindrical grinder ............55 Hydraulic cylindrical grinding machine .............................................55

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Hydraulic equipment ........................64 Hydraulic hand pump .......................60 Hydraulic internal grinding machine .............................................55 Hydraulic jack ...................................43 Hydraulic lift .....................................64 Hydraulic pallet pump ......................60 Hydraulic press brake................ FGF, 5 Hydraulic press machine ...................25 Hydraulic press......................21, 52, 57 Hydraulic scissor lift .........................64 Hydraulic shear ...................................5 Hydraulic shearing machine .......25, 57 Hydraulic SPMs................................52 Hydraulic surface grinding machine ...53 Hydraulic valves system ....................60 Industrial packing .............................35 Injection moulding machine .............61 Internal grinder .................................55 Internal grinding machine ................55 Internal grinding spindle ..................56 Inverter ..............................................56 Jack ....................................................60 Jib crane ............................................68 Jig ......................................................63 Keyless transmission element ............10 Knee-type milling machine...............27 Laser cutting system ......................FIC Laser marketing - engraving system .............................................FIC Laser welding system .....................FIC Laser ..................................................23 Lathe machine ..FGF, 6, 33, 53, 60, 64, Light-duty lathe machine .............6, 53 Long travel machine ......................BIC Machine tool accessories ...................19 Magnetic drive chemical pumps .......62 Magnetic filter machine ....................61 Mechanical and hydraulic press brake .........................................25 Mechanical and hydro-mechanical section bending machine...................25 Mechanical comparator machine ......39 Medium-duty lathe machine ........6, 64 Metal scrape baling press ..................21 Microprocessor-based timer ..............61 Milling machine ...................... FGF, 27 Milling spindle ..................................59 Milling-cum-drilling machine ..........17 Mobile cylinder hydraulic press ........21 Monorail trolley ................................68 Motor ................................................61 Motorised chain pulley block ...........68 Multi-layer blown film lines .............64 Multi-spindle drill machine ..............59 Needle bearing ....................................8 Nylon sandwich belt .........................54 Oversize lathe machine .....................53 Overvoltage MCB ............................53 Pallet pump .......................................60 PBX system .......................................51 Perlon rope ........................................54 Permanent magnetic chuck ...............14 Pillar drilling machine ..........41, 51, 61 Pillar drilling-cum-milling machine ....31 Pillar horizontal wax injection press ....52 Pillar-type hydraulic press .................21 Planner milling machine ...............FGF Plasma ...............................................23 Plate bending machine............25, FGF PLC operated hydraulic press ...........21 Pneumatic equipment .......................64 Poly flex belt .....................................54 Poly V-belt ........................................54 Portable radial drill machine .............61 Power generators ...............................55 Power pack unit ....................43, 52, 60 Power pack ........................................60 Power press............................25, 57, 59 Precision components........................39 Precision fabrication work.................63 Precision machining ..........................58 Precision radial drilling machine ......29 Precision universal cylindrical machine .............................................55 Precision vertical milling-cumdrilling machine ................................29 Press brake machine ..........................57 Press brake ..........................................5 Pressure transducer............................52

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Programmable logic controller ..........62 Pull action clamp ..............................63 Pull stud ............................................58 Pulley stud.........................................19 Pulley...........................................52, 54 Pump .................................................61 Punch press .........................................5 Quick-change tapping chucks and tap adapters ................................19 Race pin ..............................................8 Radial clearance comparator .............39 Radial drill machine ..............17, 27, 29 ..............................................41, 51, 61 Reamer ..............................................58 Reaming and tapping machine .........19 Rear cylinder hydraulic press brake ..57 Reversible tapping attachment ..........19 Robotic waterjet machine .................23 Roll forming machine .......................25 Roller bearing......................................8 Roller checking comparator ..............39 Scissors lift ........................................64 Second operation lathe......................59 Section bending machine ..................25 Self-opening die-heads .....................19 Shaft gearbox ....................................60 Shear ...................................................5 Shearing machine....................57, FGF Side lock adapter...............................58 Single lip cutter .................................56 Single-acting hydraulic cylinder........43 Solar cell scribing system ...............FIC Special tools ......................................58 Spherical bearing.................................8 Spindles .............................................56 SPM - customised ............................62 Spur gear ...........................................52 Squareness comparator ......................39 SSM nut............................................19 Stacker pump ....................................60 Stacker...............................................64 Standard pyramid-type plate bending machine ...............................25 Static tool ..........................................62 Straight line action............................63 Submersible hydraulic press ..............21 Surface grinder ........................53, FGF Surface grinding machine .............6, 53 Surgical tables ...................................63 Taper bearings .....................................8 Telescopic cylinder ............................43 Tensioner nut ....................................10 Timing belt .................................52, 54 Timing pulley drive...........................52 Timing pulley....................................52 Toggle action clamp ..........................63 Toggle press.......................................63 Tool holder ..................................37, 62 Tool ...................................................58 Tooling ..............................................37 Track roller ........................................10 Transfer trolley ..................................68 Transformer .......................................54 Tungsten carbide rod blanks .............57 Turret punch press ..............................5 Twist drill ..........................................58 Ultra-filtration system .......................58 Unbalance vibratory motor ...............62 Universal drill head ...........................61 Universal quick-change chuck and adaptor .......................................19 Universal radial drilling machine ......60 .......................................................BIC Universal tool and cutter grinder ......27 Valve ..................................................58 VDI tool holder ..........................37, 62 Vertical axis drill machine .................59 Vertical handle clamp .......................63 Vertical mechanical comparator ........39 VTL ..............................................FGF Waterjet + plasma machine ...............23 Waterjet machine ..............................23 Wedge-space saver belt .....................54 Wheel head spindle ..........................56 Wire rope hoist .................................68 Worm gear CD testing unit .............59 Worm gear ........................................52

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A Innovative International Ltd T: +91-79-26565731 E: sales@ainnovative.in W: www.ainnovative.com

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IMI Machine Tools Pvt Ltd T: +91-2764-233983 E: imi@imitoolsindia.com W: www.imitoolsindia.com

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PMP Machine Tools T: +91-281-2366202 E: info@pmpmachines.com W: www.pmpmachines.com

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Aeron Composite Pvt Ltd T: +91-79-65258500 E: info@aeroncomposite.com W: www.aeroncomposite.com

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

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Praj Industries T: +91-281-2373399 E: prajgroup9@gmail.com

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Kiran Manufactures T: +91-281-2388372 E: info@nagmanilathes.com W: www.nagmanilathes.com

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Prakash Engitech Pvt Ltd T: +91-278-2438241 E: pmwbvn@dataone.in W: www.prakashmachines.co.in

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Amber Engineering Enterprise T: +91-281-2361464 E: ambermotor@rediffmail.com W: www.ambereng.com Arsun Engineers T: +91-278-2514076 E: sales@arsun.com W: www.arsun.com

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

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Precise Engineering Works T: +91-278-2470868 E: precisegohil@rediffmail.com

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Robin Precision Products Pvt Ltd. T: +91-2827-287631 E: info@bloodtools.com W: www.bloodtools.com

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Kwedos Belt Drives Pvt Ltd T: +91-79-25507367 E: info@kwedospulleys.com W: www.kwedospulleys.com

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Rollsmooth Engineering Company T: +91-2752-243196 E: rec_ad1@sancharnet.in W: www.rollsmooth.com

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M.N.D. Machine Tools T: +91-2752-241532 E: mndmctools@yahoo.com W: www.mndindia.com Machine Kraft Industries T: +91-288-2570314 E: info@machinekraft.com W: www.machinekraft.com

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

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Ashwin Engineering Works T: +91-2752-255196 E: ashwinengg96@yahoo.in Atul Machine Tools T: +91-281-2360227 E: info@atulmachine.com W: www.atulmachine.com

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

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

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Devco Industries T: +91-2752-243997 E: devco1980@yahoo.com W: www.devcogrinders.com

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

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Dwij Consultants T: +91-79-26760747 E: info@dwijcon.com

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Energy Machine Tools Pvt Ltd T: +91-288-2757474 E: geetajam@rediffmail.com W: www.geetaengineering.com

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Geeta Machine Tools Pvt. Ltd. T: +91-288-2750601 E: geetajam@rediffmail.com W: www.geetaengineering.com

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

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

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Holani Bearings Pvt Ltd T: +91-2827-293342 E: vishal@holani,in W: www.holani.in Hydro Mech Engineers T: +91-79-25890771 E: info@hydromech.in W: www.materialhandlingindia.com

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Sahajanand Laser Technology T: +91-79-23287461 E: marketing@sahajanadlaser.com W: www.sahajanandlaser.com

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Sahyog Enterprise T: +91-278-2446848 E: sahyogdrills@dataone.in W: www.siddhapuradrills.com

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Macpower Cnc Machines Pvt Ltd T: +91-2827-287930 E: sales@macpowercnc.com W: www.macpowercnc.com

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Shailesh Sales Corporation T: +91-281-2461102 E: info@shaileshmachines.com W: www.shaileshmachines.com

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

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Shashwat Systems Pvt Ltd T: +91-79-65214825 E: sales@shashwatsystems.com W: www.shashwatsystems.com

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Minimatic Machines T: +91-2827-287918 E: mini@minimaticmachines.com W: www.minimaticmachines.com

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Siddhapura Industries T: +91-278-2445048 E: mitul@siddhapura.co.in

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NMTG Mechtrans Techniques Pvt Ltd. T: +91-79-22821527 E: nmtg@nmtgindia.com W: www.nmtgindia.com

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Sunil Enterprise T: +91-281-2926239 E: microlathes@rediffmail.com

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Swastik Engitech Pvt Ltd T: +91-8141044144 E: info@bansalpresses.com W: www.bansalpresses.com

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Nugen Machineries Ltd T: +91-2717-250963 E: info@nugenindia.com W: www.nugenindia.com

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Techno Industries T: +91-79-25830742 E: info@technoind.com W: www.technoind.com

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Om Manufacturers T: +91-281-2384444 E: info@ommanufacturers.com W: www.ommanufacturers.com

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V.R.Valves Pvt Ltd T: +91-9825028180 E: vrvalves9801@yahoo.com W: www.vrvalves.com

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

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Vinit Engimech Pvt Ltd T: +91-281-2312091 E: vinit@balajilathe.com W: www.balajilathe.com

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Pinnacle Engineering Enterprise T: +91-2752-230552 E: mail@pinnaclegrinder.com W: www.pinnaclegrinder.com Pitroda Utility Industries T: +91-2752-243795 E: response@pitrodautilityindia.com W: www.pitrodautilityindia.com

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Zenith Hydromatic T: +91-79-22812945 E: zenith_amrut@yahoo.com W: www.hydraulicsystemsindia.com

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