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EDITORIAL

MAXIMISE THE MANUFACTURING YIELD aximising output-minimising cost; gaining market share–losing ‘old economy’ mindset; adding competitive edge–eliminating corporate ‘flab’; learning new rules of the game– unlearning what worked in the past…we live in the times where contradictions work… India is bursting with domestic demand as the world economy is losing its fizz. Business and manufacturing never seemed so challenging and exciting! Challenging & exciting are incidentally the two guiding thoughts as SEARCH is all set to sweep you off your feet! With ‘Six Sigma’ as its Central Theme, SEARCH presents to you the power of six power-packed subjects that are slated to transform the dynamics of Indian manufacturing. Just like Six Sigma, as a management philosophy, seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimising variability in manufacturing and business processes, this edition is being positioned as the ‘change agent’ for bettering the business! ‘Innovations’, ‘Industrial Automation’, ‘Power’, ‘Material Handling’, ‘IT Solutions’ & ‘Fluid Power’ are the probable New Six Sigma, packed with potential and possibilities to instill productivity, profits & positivities into your business. These are carefully chosen ‘change agents’ and we, at SEARCH, have tried to do complete justice to the task at hand. Like all the well-demarcated sections, the section on ‘Innovations’ talks about this aspect of business—which Indian companies are finally waking up to—as a differentiating factor. There are inspirational success stories of SMEs who have prospered inculcating innovation into their thoughts & actions, products & practices. Then again, the section on ‘Industrial Automation’ aims to equip companies on the revolution that industrial automation has brought on the shop floor, their slated impact on the RoI as well as productivity enhancement applications. The same is the case with the ‘power packed’ section on ‘Power’, which aims at enhancing the scope & expanse of renewable energy reserves of our country and the ways to become self-sufficient. Talking about the hard and the soft side of our industry, the section on ‘Material Handling’ will provide many new developments that the industry will witness in the years to come, while the section on ‘IT Solutions’ is all about market trends, demand patterns and forecasts; new entrants into the market and application stories. The section on ‘Fluid Power’ talks about how this branch of engineering has witnessed considerable growth over the past few decades. It also throws light on the various tech advances made, the latest trends witnessed and the several opportunities that one can encash on. Many such aspects are captured in the 15th Anniversary issue, where one can get a glimpse into the future and align themselves with the evolving needs of the market. This special edition also introduces a new aspect of SEARCH, which can be truly called delivering our ‘tagline’. SEARCH–The Industrial Sourcebook is proud to present ‘Report Card’, wherein we will be analysing a new product on critical aspects. Plus, we will also get it substantiated by academia. In this edition, Dr Suhas S Joshi, Professor – Department of Mechanical Engineering, (PhD), IIT Bombay, is our special reviewer. As we go forward, we intend to aid the industry with very B2B content, created and crated to make better buying decisions! Enjoy this 15th Anniversary Edition; we have learnt a lot creating it and we are sure you will also while reading it!

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CONTENTS Editorial 11 MAXIMISE THE MANUFACTURING YIELD Material Handling Equipment

Fluid Power

38 OPINION PIECE

94 OPINION PIECE

Let’s Connect The Dots…

Future Of Fluid Power

40 NEWSMAKERS OF 2012

96 ONE Q MANY VIEW

The Year Of Lifts & Shifts For Material Handling

Industry Overview: Trends & Expectations

42 INDUSTRY SIZE & DYNAMICS

100 USER INDUSTRY DYNAMICS

Driven By Diversification

Regulating India’s Prospects

44 DEMAND TRENDS

105 TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES

The Handling Portent

The Past, The Present And The Future

52 EXIM STATS

108 DESIGNING COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEMS

Needed: A Strong Thrust From Government

7 Biggest Mistakes Engineers Make

54 MAJOR PLAYERS

110 SAFETY PARAMETERS

Prime Players To Watch Out For In 2013

Prevention Is Better Than Cure

58 ACQUISITIONS, COLLABORATIONS, ENTRANTS & EXPANSIONS

114 HYDRAULICS TECH ADVANCES

Expanding The Horizon Of Demand & Supply

116 WATER HYDRAULICS

Flying High

62 TECH-TRENDS

Putting Water To Work

The Evolution Of Self-guided Handling

119 HYDRAULICS VS. PNEUMATICS

66 INNOVATIONS

Who Scores Better?

Delivering GenX Equipment

70 CHALLENGES Problems Poked, Yet High On Opportunities

Industrial Automation 124 INDUSTRY DYNAMICS

IT Solutions

Industrial Automation: The Binding Glue

126 ONE Q MANY VIEWS

74 TECH TRENDS

How Does Industrial Automation Impact Manufacturing?

Transitioning From Human-interface Into Computer-interface

128 SKILL DEVELOPMENT Raising India’s Expertise Levels

76 IT ADOPTION BY SMEs SME: A Leap From Unlearned To Learned

134 INNOVATION AND R&D

80 OPERATIONAL TECH TOOLS

Technology Will Drive The Future

Shaping Productivity @Shop Floors

137 CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING

83 USER INDUSTRY NEED-GAPS

New-age Innovations To The Rescue

142 OPPORTUNITIES, EXPECTATION &

It Is Time To Act On The Operational Issues

TRENDS

88 PROBLEMS & CHALLENGES

Manufacturing Is Not Enough, Smart Manufacturing Is

Finding Keys To Unlock The Locked Doors

144 FUTURE PROSPECTS

90 IT ADOPTION IN MANUFACTURING

Charting Progressive Growth

Catering To A Wide Spectrum Of Industries

92 SUCCESS STORIES Making A Difference

HIGHLIGHTS: FEBRUARY 2013 ●

Special Focus: Safety & Security ●

Insights & Outlook: New Engineering Materials


CONTENTS Innovations Power

178 OPINION PIECE

150 OPINION PIECE

180 GREENOVATION

Denationalisation Of Coal: A Viable Option

152 NEWSMAKERS OF 2012 Power Performers

154 INDUSTRY DYNAMICS

Innovations Give ‘Made In India’ A Makeover Getting Lean & Going Green

182 TATA CHEMICALS LTD, MITHAPUR COMPLEX “Cementing” Innovation From Waste

Solving Demand-Supply Conundrum

184 SMEs’ INNOVATIVE CAPABILITIES

160 EXIM STATS

From Baby Steps To A Giant Leap, Innovation Comes A Long Way

Negative Balance Of Trade

162 ENERGY SECURITY AGENDA Critical To Sustain Growth Momentum

164 MNCs & JVs Foreign Investments Powering India’s Prospects

168 BARRIERS TO GROWTH 10 Issues Concerning Power Sector

170 BREAKTHROUGH INNOVATIONS Move To Be Self-reliant

187 GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES A Journey From Concept To Reality

188 GRASSROOT TECHNOLOGY Using Heat To Cool

190 PRODUCTS, PROCESSES & TECHNOLOGIES Turning Over A New Leaf

195 JUGAAD The Indian Coinage For A Clever Improvisation

173 MAJOR OPPORTUNITY AREAS Giving Power Sector A Competitive Edge

Report Card 197 ITS-BORE MODULAR BORING SYSTEM

Product Index 314 Alphabetical Listing Of Products Presented In The Issue

A Holistic Boring Solution

Product Update 200 GENERAL PRODUCTS

Advertisers’ List 329 Advertisers’ List In Chronological Order

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O MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT OPINION

Let’s connect the dots…

When Mitt Romney commented, “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt”, when Lehman Brothers became defunct, when Satyam shareholders’ net worth dropped from a positive `8,529 crore to a negative `278 crore; we got the first feel of the 2012 nightmare becoming a reality. It’s over, but are we really prepared to learn from the mistakes? Will the tumbling Rupee hurt the common man’s investments? Sooner or later, we will have to prepare for the right answer… that lies within. A lot has been written about recession—so many causes, but the puzzle of this downturn is yet to get resolved. According to renowned economist Amartya Sen, every product has a minimum and maximum value and the marketing of that particular product should not be done beyond a certain range as the demand will not sustain for long; it will fall. The recent trends in sales & marketing are similar. Most of the companies are investing a major chunk of their capital in ‘how to sell’ rather than ‘what to sell’. Even though as individuals, they are able to get returns, the ‘extra-extra’ practice is affecting the global market. India is no an exception here, where more than 50% of the GDP comes from services and not manufacturing or agriculture, which was once the stem of Indian GDP. It has to be a matter of concern. Services reflect the true development of the core industry. We are among the top IT services exporters, but 99% of the Indian MSMEs are yet to adopt the same. We are trying to revive a bankrupt air transport company by giving a subsidy amounting to a whopping `1,000 crore; we are allowing FDI in retail to heal the slowdown. But do they really mean the same? Manufacturing is the mother of all the industries. It creates huge market potential for services. Therefore, a small increase in its growth rate will have a huge effect on the GDP. Handling industry and IT solutions have their controlling authority over the efficiency of all the sectors. We have marked our presence in these segments, but the dots are yet to be connected…

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Suprita Anupam, Features Writer

An Electronics Engineer turned Business Journalist, he writes on the issues that are of strategic relevance for manufacturing, supply chain management and general engineering. Overall, he has three years of work experience.


OPINION MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT

40 NEWSMAKERS OF 2012 The Year Of Lifts & Shifts For Material Handling 42 INDUSTRY SIZE & DYNAMICS Driven By Diversification 44 DEMAND TRENDS The Handling Portent 52 EXIM STATS Needed: A Strong Thrust From Government

MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT

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MAJOR PLAYERS Prime Players To Watch Out For In 2013

58 ACQUISITIONS, COLLABORATIONS, ENTRANTS & EXPANSIONS Expanding The Horizon Of Demand & Supply

62 TECH-TRENDS The Evolution Of Self-Guided Handling 66 INNOVATIONS Delivering GenX Equipment 70 CHALLENGES Problems Poked, Yet High On Opportunities J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 3 | SEARCH - THE INDUSTRIAL SOURCEBOOK

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MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT NEWSMAKERS OF 2012

We are lending our expertise to various projects in India and have already teamed up with different companies to tap the fast-growing Indian market. We are looking at expanding our Indian operations through collaborative manufacturing with local partners in providing customised solutions to marine, naval and aeronautics industries in the initial phase. Ian Haley, President, PaR Marine, a PaR Systems company

The acquisition of Voltas Material Handling Pvt Ltd (VMH) in its entirety is another milestone in our successful global growth strategy. This step paves the way for us to continue to tap the Indian market and harness its attractive longterm potential for growth.

We want to build on our leading position in India and become & remain at the undisputed No 1 position. The pairing of Voltas Material Handling Pvt Ltd (VMH)’s experience of the Indian market with KION’s technology leadership puts us in the best possible position to achieve this objective.

Gordon Riske, CEO, KION Group

Sunil K Gupta, MD, Voltas Material Handling Pvt Ltd

We are enhancing our manufacturing facility to produce higher tonnage cranes for the steel and power sectors. We are coming up with the new range of tower cranes in addition to the comprehensive range of standard hoists and crane kits. We have also commenced manufacturing of port cranes and bulk material handling equipment. Expansion, collaboration and acquisition are an integral part of our growth strategy. We have formed a strategic partnership with the leading hoisting equipment manufacturer PODEM of Bulgaria. With this tie-up, we can offer our customers high-end European Hoists and double girder trolleys. Mehul Patel, MD, Anupam Industries Ltd

The Year Of Lifts & Shifts For Material Handling

KION Group acquired Voltas Material Handling Pvt Ltd in its entirety The KION Group acquired Voltas Limited’s 34% minority shareholding in Voltas Material Handling Pvt Ltd (VMH). VMH was founded jointly by the KION Group and Voltas Ltd in May 2011. The KION Group has now become the sole shareholder. VMH will continue to use the ‘Voltas’ brand for its products and services. Sunil K Gupta, CEO, VMH, has also been appointed as MD, VMH.

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Escorts appointed GVR Murthy as CEO of Construction Equipment Unit

WMI Konecranes bagged order from JSW Steel worth `58 crore

Escorts Limited appointed GVR Murthy as CEO – Escorts Construction Equipment. In his three-decade long career, Murthy has gained extensive experience in the construction industry, cement products and mineral processing.

WMI Konecranes bagged an order to supply 21 heavy-duty cranes to JSW steel worth `58 crore. WMI Konecranes (formerly WMI Cranes Ltd) is a 100% subsidiary of Konecranes Plc, Finland. Konecranes Plc acquired 100% stake in WMI Cranes in August 2011 and the name of WMI Cranes was subsequently changed to WMI Konecranes India Ltd.

Murthy assumes leadership of Escorts Construction Equipment at a pivotal point for the construction equipment industry. In his current role, his main responsibility will be to ensure that the organisation maximises its impact on the growth of the construction equipment industry, delivering realistic yet ambitious business-driven goals. Murthy is a Mechanical Engineer with over 30 years of experience. Prior to joining Escorts, he was the Joint MD, Tractors India Ltd. Previously, he has served in senior management roles at Sandvik Asia, Svedala Industri, L&T, Fuller-KCP and Hyderabad Industries.

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This order is one of the single biggest orders in terms of the number of cranes to be supplied and the total value in the Indian crane industry. WMI Konecranes has supplied more than 4,000 cranes till date and is the dominating market leader in the steel industry crane market segment. WMI Konecranes has been a preferred supplier for cranes to JSW Steel right from the inception of their plant.


NEWSMAKERS OF 2012 MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT

Warehousing & material handling is one of the promising sectors in the Indian economy. Though nascent and not as technologically advanced as its western counterparts, the sector is creating a huge buzz globally by virtue of its sheer potential for growth. Cost competitiveness, increasing demand, easy financing schemes, newer products, infrastructure development and an enabling regulatory environment will be the key factors fostering the growth of this sector. Sectors comprising logistics, retail, pharmaceutical, food & beverages, automotive, etc. are among the key sectors where investments are being made in warehousing & material handling. SA Mohan, CEO, Maini Material Movements Pvt Ltd

The forklift market in India is still very small as compared to the markets in the US, Europe and even other Asian countries. However, with India increasingly gaining acceptance as a manufacturing destination, the market is bound to grow. That is why all global players, including leading manufacturers, have set up base in India so that they can be a part of the growth story. Rajindra Raina, Head – Forklift Business, Escorts Construction Equipment Ltd

The market now demands better equipment, with high capacity and better technology. Manless machines, high speed conveying system, pipe conveyors are a few of the products, which the user industry has started to focus on. Their demand is increasing and we have been able to understand the synergies of our customers to provide them with the most cost-efficient solutions. Further, we should also understand that the basic need of the customer is to provide them with best after-sales service. With over six decades of experience and branches across the country, it is a pleasure to know that we have been able to satisfy the needs of our customers. UV Phani Kumar, CEO – MHE and EPC, Elecon

2012 witnessed major movements in the world of material handling in India. While many global giants entered the ambitious Indian market via JVs and M&As, some Indian companies made a mark for themselves globally. Here’s a quick sneak peek into the year that went by…

L&T Construction bagged `1,076 crore worth orders

Elecon Engineering bagged `297 crore worth orders

L&T Construction bagged orders worth `1,076 crore across various businesses during April–June this year. Its metallurgical and material handling unit has bagged a `407 crore order from Bajaj Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd to set up a coal handling system on a turnkey basis for its greenfield 3x660 MW thermal power project in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh. The company’s power transmission and distribution unit has secured new orders worth `669 crore in domestic and international markets. These include orders from the Middle East for the construction of substations.

Material handling products manufacturer Elecon Engineering Company bagged two orders worth `297 crore. One order worth `272.33 crore has been awarded by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NYPC) for ex-works supply of coal handling plant package and for erection & commissioning of coal handling plant package for Mouda super thermal power project stage II (2x660MW) near Nagpur. The scope of the second contract, worth `25.50 crore from Tecpro System, includes engineering, manufacturing, supply, erection and commissioning of various equipment in the coal handling plant for 2x300 MW Haldia thermal power project in West Bengal.

PaR Systems targetted Indian defence, aviation PaR Systems of the US entered the Indian market to provide specialised automation solutions and material handling systems for the fast-growing defence and aviation sectors. PaR Systems, headquartered in Minnesota, is a world leader in providing advanced engineered equipment, systems and services for critical material handling equipment. It also provides automated applications to improve quality, safety and productivity across different industries. Its naval subsidiary, PaR Marine, is already operational in India and works on various automation solutions. It provides material handling and equipment installations for various naval and marine projects in India. PaR Marine has extended its plans to participate in various projects with different shipbuilding companies in India to provide automation systems and material handling equipment installations for various marine operations underway in Indian seas. Currently, it is implementing a project on the aircraft carrier project at Cochin Shipyard for the Indian Navy.

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MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY SIZE & DYNAMICS

SUPRITA ANUPAM

he material handling segment has evolved at an impressive pace over the past few years in India. In the early 90s, the material handling equipment business was restricted to cranes, forklift and bulk material handling. But now, it has expanded its horizon to accomodate storage and handling, on-rail transfer cart and conveyors. Material handling is one of the most diverse and ‘product-knowledge-intense’ segments.

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THE MATERIAL HANDLING STATISTICS According to the world material

MATERIAL HANDLING SEGMENTATION The material handling equipment is dominated by cranes and forklifts because of the supply chain, manufacturing and infra projects’ requirements. Pick and carry cranes is the largest one with 27% share in the material handling equipment market. Slew cranes, crawler cranes and tower cranes together account for another 24%. Forklifts have a 12% share in the total Indian material handling market. The Indian market is yet to catch the fever of AGVs owing to its only ‘Kryptonite: Wait and Watch’ approach.

Other Cranes Apart from the pick and carry cranes, slew cranes, crawler cranes and tower cranes also contribute 11%, 8% and 5% shares of material handling equipment market. Almost 40% of slew cranes are imported owing to the sophistication in design and technology required. Crawler and tower cranes are actively imported for the same. These cranes have witnessed a growth of 57% CAGR over the past two years and are expected to register a growth rate 15–20% over the next five years. Major players in this segment are Konecranes, Escorts, etc.

Driven By Diversification The hesitant market has left very few industries that may be the reason to let you pop the champagne cork to ring in the New Year. The material handling segment, once a very small business limited to supply chain, has now become the Margarita of all. The global material handling market has crossed the $100-billion mark, if unorganised firms are also taken into account and the diversification of business has left no doubt about its further expansion. handling product survey, the global demand will rise to $123.6 billion by 2016. While India and China will see the fastest gains, the US market accounting for 22% of the global sales is expected to remain the leading consumer of material handling through 2016. Europe continues to see a dip in material handling equipment demand. The Indian material handling equipment market is worth $1.2 billion, due to its reliability on very rudimentary material handling equipment. Compared to the standards of industrially developed countries, it is expected to rise 10–15% through the next few years. Among various equipment, AGVs, cranes, forklifts and bulk material handling will register strong growth due to the major investments done in infrastructure. Let’s see the business dynamics in detail.

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CRANES AND HOISTS SYSTEM

INDUSTRIAL TRUCKS

Cranes and hoist systems are regarded as the backbone of the material handling segment accounting for more than 50% market share. Pick & Carry Cranes Pick and carry cranes capture 50% of the total cranes market and 27% of the overall material handling market owing to their diversified use in loading, unloading, moving, shifting and erecting material. Demand driven from infrastructure, supply chain and other industrial applications, the growth rate of this segment is expected to be 15–20% over the next few years. Within industrial applications, the key demand drivers are steel and power industries; both account for 9% of the pick and carry cranes’ demand. Major players in this segment are ECEl, ACE, JCB and Omega accounting for more than 50% of the total sales.

Industrial trucks can further be segmented into hand pallet truck, walkie low lift truck, rider low lift truck, towing tractor, walkie stacker, rider stacker, and reach truck. Most common forklifts are tonnage vehicles in the 1–5 tonne range. The current business of forklifts in India is around $200 million, which continues to enjoy growth in double digits with a dip noted in first half of 2012. With a rise in electrical driven forklifts, diesel powered forklifts still share 70% of the total forklift market, but noted a deceleration in growth rate in the past two years. Godrej, Voltas and Maini are the major players in this segment. The segment is being driven by the construction and manufacturing sector.

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BULK MATERIAL HANDLING The present market of bulk material


INDUSTRY SIZE & DYNAMICS MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT

handling is around $500 million with double-digit growth rate. The coalmining sector is expected to keep the growth of bulk material handling equipment up and running. Major players in this segment are Tecpro Sytems, L&T, TRF, Elecon, etc.

USER INDUSTRIES STATISTICS The material handling equipment segment has its presence in almost all the industries. But as per the market share, the major user industries are infrastructure, manufacturing, supply chain and mining. In the past five years, more than $500 billion has been invested in infra projects and further investments will continue for at least next 10–15 years gauging

from the current situation. The major investments being done are in the field of ports ($16 billion) and Railways where government has awarded $700 billion worth of projects to private firms. This brings a surety to material handling equipment manufacturers, particularly construction equipment companies. In the industrial manufacturing segment, major user industries are steel, power, refineries, automobile, F&Bs and retail.

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Major players (International Market)

Major Players (Indian Market)

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Schaefer Holding International GmBH

Escorts Construction Equipment Ltd

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Daifuku Co Ltd

Godrej & Boyce Ltd

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Dematic

KION/Voltas

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Murata Machinery Ltd

JCB India Ltd

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Vanderlande Industries

ACE

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Swisslog AG

ElectroMech

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Interlake Mecalux

Elecon

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Kardex Remstar

McNally Bharat Engg Co

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Fives Group

Maini Materials Movements Pvt Ltd

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Intelligrated

Tecpro Systems

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Legris Industries

Omega

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Knapp Logistik

TELCON

CUMULATIVE EFFORT NEEDED

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TGW Transportgerate GmbH

TRF

The Indian material handling equipment market has immense capabilities but lacks an active effort from organisation such as Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) or Federation of European Material Handling (FEMH). Many of the sub-segments are yet to be evaluated such as nano handler, AGVs, AS/RS and so on. With privatisation bringing a major change in the way the segment operates, SMEs too have started moving from non-mechanised systems to superior technology, making India a host to a majority

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Witron GmbH

Anupam Group

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FlexLink AB

Volvo India

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Wynright

Konecranes India

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Columbus McKinnon Corp

Saico Engineers

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Clark Material Handling

Mukund, India

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KION

CTR Handling

of bulk material handling projects. Through material handling equipment worldwide networking, pre-emptive planning and execution, intelligent space management and control of macro- & micro-level logistics have ensured steady growth of the Indian material handling equipment segment.

But the accelerated growth is yet to be driven by a robust performance of the manufacturing sector on the back of government, consumer spending and focussed active association back-up. With inputs from Indo-Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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MATERIAL HANDLING EQUIPMENT DEMAND TRENDS

The Handling

Portent

The global demand for material handling systems is continuously rising. The demand has been driven mainly by factors such as new compact handling solutions providing better cost effectiveness, safety in services, service reliability & agility and huge investments in power, mining, infrastructure & manufacturing.

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he material handling segment plays a crucial role in the success of other sectors. The segment has pushed up the competition level and the new smarter, smaller and autonomous handling equipment have generated enough craze in the user industry. It has helped companies to cope with buying cultures that are in a continuous state of flux. Since material handling is intrinsically associated with production flow, demand pattern is directly dependent on transit time, resource usage, and service levels that can be measured in terms of customers’ perceptions of cost safety in service, service reliability and thus overall satisfaction.

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countries like India & China. Big investments made in port renovation, power, construction, supply chain and manufacturing sector have hugely affected the dynamics of the material handling market. The segment is diversified and so is the demand. Key demand drivers for pick and carry cranes are steel and power industries, while the market for other cranes is primarily driven by the construction and industrial sectors. The current demand for forklifts is being driven by new capacity creation and increased automation in the manufacturing and logistics & warehousing segment, which is slated to witness 20% growth rate in the recent years. Besides all these, the rental market is also on an upswing. HN Khambatta, EVP & Business Head, Godrej Material Handling, averred, “The pre-owned equipment market is catching up in Indian market with a change in Indian consumer preferences. Customers who wanted to buy material handling systems but could not afford to do so due to the recession chose to go for pre-owned equipment. Hence pre-owned equipment and long-term

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hiring are latest trends in the material handling segment.”

BULK MATERIAL HANDLING (BMH) The BMH equipment include stockyard equipment for the power, coal, cement, steel and other core sectors besides port handling machines. With improved quality, the Indian BMH segment has registered further demand from other countries such as Asia, Africa and the Middle East. But the export is not that large. AmulGabrani, Vice Chairman & MD, Tecpro Systems Ltd, commented, “There are enough opportunities in India itself. One has to understand that India is a developing market. The fact that we are consistently growing at a rate of over 6% indicates the set of opportunities present in the country. With the speedy recovery in the infrastructure-allied activities, we may see further ramp up in the material handling segment.” Speaking on the demands trends of BMH, UV Phani Kumar, CEO – MHE and EPC, Elecon, informed, “The developments in power and mining sectors provide us with good opportunities for the


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growth. Cranes, in particular, grew at warehousing and the Indian logistics sales of BMH equipment. The power twice the rate as compared to the forklift market. The market is enjoying annual sector has always been the highest trucks.” Along with the pick-andgrowth rates of 20–30% and its annual contributor to the order booking with carry cranes, which shares major crane sales volume is expected to reach €140 an exceptionally high share of about demand, other cranes such as crawler, billion by 2015. Recent demand-rise 60–70%. With new power projects tower too have registered a noticeable in logistics sector is of greater vertical coming up, the BMH segment would demand rise in recent times. Coker stacking with larger warehouses to witness an increase in demand from cranes find their huge applications in be opened. Upgrading projects of the current fiscal year. Moreover, the petrochemical industry. To this, infrastructure along with the continuous cement plants are also expanding Nevrekar affirmed, “Apart from this, consolidation of SMEs will raise equal themselves and the capacity expansion steel, automotive, petrochemical, ports, demand of forklifts in parallel to that of in steel industries will further provide shipyards are the biggest markets for logistics sector. Rajindra Raina, Head – great opportunities for the business of us; we are the undisputed market leader Forklift Business, Escorts Construction material handling segment.” in the petrochemical market and very Equipment Ltd, commented, “The The BMH segment is largely well known for our world-class coker forklift market is growing, but is dependent on the infra projects. With cranes.” still far from the expected levels. $700-billion investment planned on Palletisation of loads in the plants has infra projects primarily in power, steel, led to increase in demand. Increase in ports, cement and mining; there is no A DEFINITIVE UPWARD TREND plant sizes, three shift working & high doubt that the BMH segment will As the Indian economy continues productivity machines need matching witness doubel-digit growth over the to rise with more than €140 billion material handling and it is impossible next few years. To this, Kumar said, invested in energy and infrastructure, to do it manually. In an F&B plant, “With the economic slowdown that we 10% expected annual growth for a single line produces 600 bottles per recently witnessed, there was a slight commercial and industrial construction impact on the demand (2010–15); the material for BMH equipment. But handling segment will lead Since material handling is intrinsically associated with now, with the new reforms the economic trends with production flow, demand pattern is directly dependent on coming up and expansion its growth rate higher than transit time, resource usage, and service levels that can be planned in these sectors, that of overall growth rate. measured in terms of customers’ perceptions of cost safety the demand is more likely Nevrekar concluded, “The in service, service reliability and thus overall satisfaction. to get a boost by 10–15%.” manufacturing sector is With BMH finding its huge demand minute and one plant can have 4–6 going through a hard phase now and in mining, other equipment such as such lines; forklift is the only way to it is affecting the material handling loaders/unloaders demand too are handle such output. Mechanisation in segment as well. But the past quarter increasing in the same manner. Saeesh logistics has opened up new avenues result of manufacturing sector has Nevrekar, Deputy Country Manager, and is going to drive growth in future as uplifted the hopes quite a bit.” “The WMI Konecranes India Ltd, said, well. Warehouses too are coming up in material handling equipment segment “At present, we have limited presence a big way. To increase the throughput was growing rapidly till 2010–11 with in the Indian mining sector, but the and use vertical space, battery forklifts growth rate of 15-20% per annum. growth of the mining sector and import are finding increased acceptance. AC We expect financial year 2012–13 will of coal by local steel and metallurgy trucks give higher productivity and ask be better for the material handling companies will surely boost the for lower maintenance, therefore the segment as there is substantial scope for demand for coal handling equipment demand.” the growth of the infrastructure sector, used in ports, to load and unload the viz., roads, steel, coal, cement, power, bulk coal on ships. Our AGD Grab etc. The continuing investments in CRANES unloader is the most reliable and these sectors will support the demand Due to its essential applications in advanced equipment specially designed for material handling products. ports, railways, construction and almost for bulk material and coal handling. Also, with the increased need for all the infrastructure projects, cranes We will be promoting the AGD Grab mechanisation and shrinking timelines have registered the highest growth Unloader for BMH in ports.” of infrastructures projects, the demand among all the material handling subfor equipment should see a definitive segments. Raina averred, “Till 2000, the upward trend,” said Nevrekar. cranes as well as forklift market size was FORKLIFTS BUSINESS around 1,000 units each, but thereafter, Forklifts along with hoisting gears both the segments registered a decent are enjoying good demand from suprita.anupam@network18publishing.

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he major global producers of material handling equipment are China, the US, Germany and Japan. Except for the US—which is also the biggest consumer—the rest all share a major part in the export market. For the past few years, Indian material handling equipment firms have significantly participated in the world market. The Indian export share

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has risen from 0.5% to 1.4% in the last 10 years. But the import share is still significantly high. The industry is delicenced and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100%, under the automatic route as well as technology collaboration is allowed freely. Import of old and new machineries too is allowed freely. There are around 50 companies in the organised sector for the manufacturing of material handling equipment accounting for significant export market share. Besides that, a

MAJOR EXPORTS The Indian material handling equipment sector is exporting to various countries, including developed countries such as the US, the UK, Arab countries and Singapore. Major items of export include crushing and screening plants, coal/ore/ash handling plant and associated equipment such as stackers, reclaimers, ship loaders/ unloaders, wagon tipplers, feeders, etc., catering to the growing and rapidly changing needs of the core industries such as

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coal, cement, power, port, mining, fertilisers and steel plants. As per the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCI&S), the export and import figures for the years 2007–10 are as under: Figure in US$ Million

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THE POOR EXPORT TO IMPORT RATIO The increasing imbalance of import to export ratio is due to many reasons. Firstly, the overall export market has not risen since then, if the US, China & Russia are the top producers of MHEs, they are big consumers as well. The European material handling equipment

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demand is already on the downfall. Secondly, the sector is highly unorganised—only 50 companies are countable for the overall growth; the rest are completely unorganised. They do not even have their website, which is a must for export in contrast to the local demand wherein people meet and service matters. Thirdly, international quality standards’ requirement is a little higher and thus mandate various certifications such as ISO, OSHA or guidelines from MHIA or FEMH. Due to the absence of an organisation that could guide the industry to tackle these issues, it becomes difficult for companies, particularly SMEs, to initiate on their own. Fourthly, viewing the high demand rising from the US, Asia-Pacific and the African countries, the government must promote the material handling equipment firms to show sustainable export growth in material handling through their EXIM Policy. Last, and the most important aspect, is technology.There is major global demand for the latest AGVs, AS/RS, which very few Indian companies currently manufacture, as local demand is not so great. With import worth $292 million and exports worth $28 million for the year 2010–11, the ratio is destined to be lower and better in the near future.

EXIM POLICY DEMANDS SFMS The EXIM Policy falls under the category of construction equipment. The EXIM Policy 2009–14 was revised in 2011, which introduced a Special Focus Market Scheme (SFMS) with a view to increase the competitiveness of exports with a geographical targeting. The scheme would provide additional @1% duty credit when exports are made to these countries. This duty credit is over and above the duty credit granted under FMS i.e. if an item covered under FMS is exported to the countries listed under SFMS, then the total duty credit would be available @4%. The markets are categorised into three groups, namely Latin American, African and CIS countries. The total number of countries included under the scheme earlier was 41. The list includes Cuba and Mexico as new entrants. Therefore, exports to these two countries would be entitled to duty credit scrip @4% of the Free on Board (FOB) value of exports. The list of items under Focus Product Scheme (FPS) has been expanded to include 130 new additional items. Further, the incentive of 2.5% has been increased to 3%. These items are mainly in the sectors of chemical/ pharmaceutical, textiles, handicrafts, engineering and electronics sector. The list of focus products shows cold chain equipment but excludes other handling equipment. Excluding the material handling equipment sector from special focus market sector somewhere decelerates the riding wagon of material handling equipment export growth.

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In the remaining two years of this Foreign Trade Policy 2011–14, the country should be able to come back on the high export growth path of around 25% per annum. By 2014, we expect to double India’s exports of goods and services. The long-term policy objective for the government is to double India’s share in global trade by 2020. In order to meet these objectives, the government would provide a policy environment through a mix of measures including fiscal incentives, institutional changes, procedural rationalisation, and efforts for enhanced market access across the world and diversification of export markets. The three pillars, which would support us to achieve the target are improvement in export-related infrastructure, lowering of transaction costs and providing full refund of all indirect taxes and levies. Anand Sharma, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of India We are aggressively exploring India’s fast-growing port markets, with the global markets in sight.The material handling equipment industry is showing an upward trend in spite of the recession. These trends are mainly due to the boom in OPEC countries and infrastructural development in many war-worn countries like Iraq, Libya, etc. Anupam exports customised cranes to the Middle East countries, South East Asia, Africa, Japan, Russia, Kenya, Korea and Brazil. We aim to get potential businesses from South East Asian counties, UAE and other European counties where new ports are being set up or expanded. Mehul Patel, MD, Anupam Industries Ltd & CEO, Anupam-MHI Ltd We have presence in 47 countries across the world. From India, we do not export. Konecranes makes standard cranes as we have already subsidiary companies in all major countries, which are responsible for business in their respective territory. However, after the acquisition of WMI, we are keen to export our WMImade heavy-duty cranes to the Middle East and African markets. Saeesh Nevrekar, Deputy Country Manager, WMI Konecranes India Ltd Electromech is an exclusive India partner of ABUS Crane Systems, Germany—one of the world’s leading crane manufacturers. The manufacturing plant in Pune is the largest crane manufacturing facility in India practicing international standards of manufacturing and quality assurance. Maintaining the global standards and quality; it has its significant presence in more than 17 countries and a subsidiary company in Dubai, the company is steadily marching towards becoming a global brand of repute in the export market. Tushar Mehendale, MD, ElectroMech We are engaged in the manufacturing & exporting material handling systems, dust pollution control system & pneumatic conveying systems. We have seen a good growth in our exports over the past few years. With a growth rate of 30%, we are exporting our material handling equipment to Saudi Arabia, the UK, Dubai and Nigeria among other countries. Sudhakar Pai, MD, Aircon Handling Systems Pvt Ltd

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ith the number of JVs and acquisitions growing by the day, it is difficult to count the top companies in the Indian material handling segment. Daifuku, the world’s leading material handling company, has already entered the Indian market, but has not shown its Ace of Spades yet. Palfinger-India is going in for an acquisition, which it is yet to announce officially. After FDI in retail, huge investments are to be made in the retail sector and SCM that will lure more investments in the material handling segment as well. Let’s take a look at some major players who have played their cards this year and will be worth to watch in the next coming years.

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GODREJ MATERIAL HANDLING: LIFTING FORKLIFT BUSINESS USING R&D

The old monk, Godrej Material Handling is currently India’s largest lift truck manufacturer-exporter. To maintain the international quality, it relies on the QS-certified vendors for critical components. The company owns a fully computerised design & development department with an area over 10,000 sqft. It employs designers & developers having experience of over two decades in the industry. The R&D centre has helped the company to maintain its leadership position—be it in indigenous development of automatic transmissions, clear view masts, electric forklift trucks with programmable MOSFET-controlled SEPEX motors, tyre handlers, container stuffing-destuffing trucks for the new generation GX-Series diesel, electric & LPG forklift trucks. HN Khambatta, EVP & Business Head,

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2013 There are around 50 countable organised firms in the Indian material handling segment. Of these, 12–15 are in the drivers’ seats and are playing the lead role in helping the segment grow. With thousands of crores of projects in their pipeline, these companies are determined to keep the development wheel on the roll. Let’s take a look at the success stories of some of these companies & their strategies that will surely make them bigger in the near future.

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Godrej Material Handling, lists the company’s future plans as: Consolidate our position as the leader in this industry on Indian shores Expand our footprint globally by tapping emerging markets in Africa, Middle East and South America Strengthen our reach and network in India through our branch and dealer network Strengthen our pre-owned market business as well as hiring contract business, thereby increasing choices for customers Adopting a green culture with a high thrust on sustainable technologies The company has been a harbinger for green initiatives, social impact and raising energy standard in India. With the competition becoming tougher, it will be worth watching, how it


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ELECON ENGINEERING: MERGING NEED-GAPS AS GROWTH MANTRA

It has also shown green initiatives in recent years, adding more value to its products. Tushar Mehendale, MD, ElectroMech, informed, “ElectroMech has incorporated some healthy practices to ensure that the environmental impact is as minimal as possible. Our paint booth, for instance, uses a bottom draft water recirculation system to ensure fresh air is circulated for the benefit of workers and no paint fumes are released into the atmosphere. Further, paint sludge is collected and disposed of through a hazardous waste management facility. The water is passed through a filtration process and recirculated to reduce water consumption.”

market. “The acquisition of VMH in its entirety is another milestone in our successful global growth strategy,” said Gordon Riske, CEO, KION Group. Sunil K Gupta, MD, VMH, averred, “We want to build on our leading position in India and become and remain at the undisputed prime position. The pairing of VMH’s experience of the Indian market with KION’s technology leadership puts us in the best possible position to achieve this objective.”

Established in 1951, the company offers a wide variety of MHEs as well as components such as ore handling and stockyard equipment for steel plant, wagon loading and unloading system (bulk), overburden and coal/ lignite handling system for open cast mines, bagging, handling and truck/ wagon loading and so on. The key strategy of the company is to merge the gap between the user industry and KONECRANES: BRINGING SMART the manufacturer. For that, Project CRANE SOLUTIONS MANTHAN has been launched as After its inception in February 2007, an effort by Elecon to bridge the gap Konecranes has been well recognised by between the world-class companies and the Indian material handling industry ELECON Group as a whole. With with orders of more than 1,000 cranes KION (LINDE & VOLTAS MH): ‘Customer First’ as the objective, the received within five years. But to make ACQUISITION, CRM AS PRIME FOCUS project focuses on fulfilling the delivery a big bang appearance in the market, Being a market leader in Europe commitments made to the customers it acquired WMI cranes Ltd, a major and positioned at the second level in with zero defects and delivered to be player of cranes in the Indian market. material handling solutions globally, on time. UV Phani Kumar, CEO – With that, it is scheduled to set up the KION has made remarkable gains in MHE and EPC, Elecon, informed, new plant in Pune with 1,000 cranes the last few years after the acquisition “With over six decades of capacity per year. The experience and branches company gets tremendous After FDI in retail, huge investments are to be made in the across the country, it is a support from its Finnish retail sector and SCM that will lure more investments in the material handling segment as well. pleasure to know that we R&D centre and with that have been able to satisfy help, it will continue work our customers’ needs.” He added, to bring lighter and higher efficiency of big material handling players across “As pipe conveyors have already been equipment in terms of power control, the globe. To maintain its position, introduced in the market, Elecon can fuel cost reduction and green effects. it is equally focused on CRM and now proudly say that it provides the Talking about achievements, Saeesh distribution with the best of compatible best solution for pipe conveyors in the Nevrekar, Deputy Country Manager, software solutions. Until recently, it country. There are other technologies WMI Konecranes India Ltd, said, was supplying forklifts to the Indian as well, which will eventually find “Our efforts & commitment have been market under Linde brand, but after their place in the market for which recognised by an appreciation award the acquisition of Voltas Material there is continuous improvement and in the area of facility & equipment for Handling Pvt Ltd (VMH), it may upgradation taking place at Elecon to the successful completion of ETIOS evolve as the biggest player of forklifts provide our customers with the best project in 2011.” in the Indian market too. Voltas brand bulk material handling solution.” has been the pioneer of forklift business in India with credits such as being the TECPRO SYSTEMS: CONSOLIDATING supplier and manufacturer, first to ITS POSITION IN BULK MATERIAL ELECTROMECH: QUALITY SOLUTIONS get ISO and ARAI certification and HANDLING Y-O-Y WITH A GREEN PUNCH first to introduce ergonomic models ElectroMech claims to be the largest Tecpro has emerged as a formidable of forklifts in India. The construction EOT cranes manufacturer in India, entity and has consolidated its position of a new plant in Pune enabled VMH commanding the highest market share in the Indian capital goods and to double its production capacity last and recording 50% average annual material handling segment, providing year. VMH has a network of 14 sales growth. The company’s key mantra is a comprehensive range of services in offices and 35 dealerships with which to provide quality assurance, ensuring coal & ash handling to steel, cement, it serves the hugely populous Indian service excellence simultaneously. and other sectors in infrastructure

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sector and balance of plant packages for the power sector. Amul Gabrani, Vice Chairman & MD, Tecpro commented, “As per CEA records, Tecpro Systems received the highest number of orders for coal handling plants during the 11th Five Year Plan (2007–12). The company also forayed into the EPC segment for thermal power projects in 2007, in which it managed the erection and commissioning of the Boiler, Turbine and Generator (BTG) packages along with undertaking the engineering, design, supply and commissioning of other equipment and services in an EPC contract.” Gabrani added, “Leveraging its capabilities in coal and ash handling, the company has also forayed into turnkey BoP contracts in the thermal power generation sector by undertaking its first BoP project worth `993 crore from the Chhattisgarh State Power Generation Company Ltd (CSPGCL) for a 1x500 MW Thermal Power Project at Korba West. Tecpro

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Systems also received orders worth `1,978 crore from the Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation (APGENCO).” The company has recently added some big international projects also to its feathers. Gabrani averred, “The company has recently secured two major orders in the global arena—one from Hyundai Rotem of Korea and the other from Bukit Asam of Indonesia through consortium, both in the material handling space. The company expects to see this trend to continue and expand across geographies going forward. The order backlog currently stands at `4,640 crore and its order pipeline is robust with live enquiries present across all the segments we operate in.”

ANUPAM GROUP: DIVERSIFYING ITS SOLUTIONS The company has gained recognition in the material handling segment with its remarkable range of cranes not only of the highest quality, but also built

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with a strong commitment to ensure safe and sustainable production. Mehul Patel, MD, Anupam Industries Ltd, explained, “Due to our constant focus on upgradation of design innovation and manufacturing capabilities, we are also able to offer cranes of more than 500T capacity. Services play a crucial role in our company and we take conscious efforts to ensure that our customers does not face downtime for a longer period.” The company has diversified its business through a strategic joint venture with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd of Japan. Commenting on the company’s growth plans, Patel said, “We are aggressively exploring the global market for new projects and it has resulted in us bagging prestigious orders from Hyundai Engineering, Korea and Ecovix of Brazil. The steel, construction, general/heavy engineering and port sectors will show lot of demand for variety of cranes and we are waiting to cash in on that opportunity.”


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Expanding the Horizon of Demand & Supply In recent times, the material handling segment has been in the news for several reasons, be it acquisitions and collaborations, the new entrants into the Indian market or the expansion of existing units. Let’s recall the incidents that will surely affect the upcoming business prospects of material handling equipment.

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arket growth cannot be steady. This is because demand and supply cannot coexist together for long. To maintain the essentiality of growth, demand and supply coexistence is being maintained by varying space & time parameters and the material handling segment is no exception. Material handling companies from the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America have overlapped each others’ markets and hence, have made their presence felt in the global market. Acquisitions, collaborations and expansions thus have become the essential strategies of bringing variety in services, technologies, products and above all, sustainability.

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KION GROUP ACQUIRES VOLTAS MATERIAL HANDLING Expanding the list of brands from Linde, STILL, Fenwick, OM, and Baoli, Kion has recently acquired Voltas Material Handling Pvt Ltd (VMH), which was earlier a joint venture of Voltas Ltd and KION Group. VMH develops, manufactures, sells and maintains

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industrial trucks under the Voltas brand. After the acquisition, the company will continue to use the ‘Voltas’ brand name. With the brand acquisition, KION has become one of the major MH players in the Indian market. The other brand, Linde, already has its presence in India, which caters to the premium class market via Southern forklifters. VMH will help gain the main market share. VMH’s manufacturing facility is based in India and its business activities focus primarily on the Indian market. Its product range includes diesel trucks, LPG trucks and electric forklift trucks with load capacities of 1.5 to 16 tonne plus warehouse trucks. The construction of a new plant in Pune enabled VMH to double its production capacity last year. VMH has a network of 14 sales offices and 35 dealerships with which it serves the hugely populous Indian market. “The acquisition of VMH in its entirety is another milestone in our successful global growth strategy,” said Gordon Riske, CEO, KION Group. “This step paves the way for us to tap the Indian market and harness its attractive long-term potential for growth.” Sunil K Gupta, former CEO,

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VMH, now MD, VMH, averred, “We want to build on our leading position in India and remain at the undisputed prime position. The pairing of VMH’s experience of the Indian market with KION’s technology leadership puts us in the best possible position to achieve this objective.”

MITSUBISHI & ANUPAM INDIA FORM JOINT VENTURE FOR PORT CRANES Anupam Industries will hold 51%, while MHI’s holding will be 49% in the joint-venture firm, Anupam-MHI Industries Ltd. The two partners will invest an equity capital of `188 crore in the JV, which is aimed at catering to Indian as well as global markets for port cranes and material handling equipment. Under the JV, two facilities at Anand and Mundra, Gujarat, are being established. Anupam Industries with 40,000-tonne-a-year capacity, is already one of the largest overhead crane manufacturers in the country with this JV. It will boost its position in the Asian market not only in numbers but also in terms of technology. Speaking about the partnership, Mehul Patel, MD, Anupam Industries Ltd,


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informed, “ANUPAM-MHI Industries Ltd integrates its core expertise to deliver international standard crane systems. Our JV with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd is for manufacturing port cranes such as container handling cranes and bulk material handling cranes for domestic and global markets. We are aggressively exploring India’s fastgrowing port markets, with the global markets in sight. We aim to get potential businesses from South East Asian counties, the UAE and other European countries where new ports are being set up or expanded.” “We have formed a

in tower crane production. According to Wenjin, VP, Zoomolin, it would be the company’s first directly invested overseas plant. Zoomlion will hold a 70% share, and ElectroMech, the remainder. JV is set to raise US$50 million in annual sales within five years.

TOYOTA MATERIAL HANDLING INDIA PVT LTD OPENS ITS GURGAON FACILITY After entering India in 2010, as part of its expansion plan, Toyota Material Handling India (TMHIN) recently opened its Gurgaon facility to capture the Indian market with a competitive

operational by the first quarter of 2013. Saeesh Nevrekar, Deputy Country Manager, WMI Konecranes India Ltd, affirmed, “In August 2011, we acquired 100% stake of WMI crane Ltd, which was the dominant player in the Indian crane market. We are now building a new factory at Jejuri, near Pune, which will be our biggest crane factory in India. The company is investing €15 million in this project. This factory, which will have capacity to manufacture 1,000 cranes per year, is expected to get ready by February 2013.”

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KONECRANES TO OPEN NEW PLANT AT JEJURI, PUNE

Almost all the major Indian material handling equipment players are expanding their horizon of possibilities, bringing more diversity to their solutions and space-oriented market. As we saw, some have already made it and some are in the process of making investments. Comparatively newly established Tecpro Systems has become one of the major producers of bulk material handling equipment in India because of the acquisitions and collaborations it did in recent years. Amul Gabrani, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Tecpro Systems Ltd, said, “In February 2011, the company entered into a License Agreement with Pneuplan Oy, Finland, for projects involving dense phase pneumatic conveying for fly ash & allied materials. Tecpro Systems further entered into an exclusive collaboration agreement with Nanjing Triumph Kaineng Environment and Energy Company Ltd, China (NTK) ,for Waste Heat Power Projects for the Indian market. These two collaborations gave us the needed momentum to augment opportunities present in niche spaces led by foreign tie-ups. We have also entered into an agreement with Advanced Conveyor Technologies, Inc, to collaborate and jointly market their combined expertise on overland conveyor projects.”

Konecranes is setting up its new plant at Jejuri, Pune, which will be fully

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JVS AND ACQUISITIONS: ACROSS THE GLOBE Pro Mach Inc. has acquired KLEENLine Corp., a leading provider of sanitary production solutions including conveyors, material handling equipment, vision systems, robotics, automation controls and systems engineering services. Demag Cranes has been integrated into Terex as a fifth business segment named ‘Material Handling & Port Solutions’ operating alongside the other Terex segments of Aerial Work Platforms, Construction, Cranes (mobile and tower cranes) and Materials Processing (crushing and screening equipment). Demag Cranes Group will operate under the Terex Material Handling & Port Solutions name in its dealings with customers and the market, replacing the Demag Cranes identity. Myers Industries has acquired Jamco Products Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty industrial steel carts and safety cabinets used across many markets. Tower crane and hoist company HTC in the UK has acquired the cranes and other assets of Xena Systems, which broadens HTC’s construction plant offering in vertical transportation. strategic partnership with the leading hoisting equipment manufacturer PODEM of Bulgaria. With this tie-up, we are ready with high-end European hoists and double girder trolleys for our customers,” commented Patel.

ZOOMLION TO FORM JV WITH ELECTROMECH Zoomlion, a Chinese construction equipment manufacturer, has signed a JV with Electromech, India’s largest industrial crane manufacturer, to develop a crane production plant in India. Under the JV, US$100 million will be invested in a plant to specialise

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capability and quality. With a focus to start the fully operational wing with sales and service branches in seven cities across India, TMHIN aims to open 20 branches towards the end of 2012. With a planned investment in material handling equipment sales and service, this propulsive venture is all set to extend its technical excellence in the core sector of material handling with a diverse spectrum.

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he thought process of material movements has evolved from manual operation and handling of goods to e-handling and m-handling. Material handling equipment have already given warehousing, supply chain, manufacturing, pharma next generation looks and the segment

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level of control and fluidity has not seen before in any type of advanced prosthesis. The technology will fill the gap of just-in-time requirement. However, being disruptive in nature, the adaption of such technologies will take its time. Among the enabling technologies, there have been developments in wireless connectivity, level of automation and mobility of

up in every business unit, in every region and in every department. SA Mohan, CEO, Maini Materials Movements (P) Ltd, averred, “Greener ICE—environmental and lifetime cost reduction, lowering emissions, saving fuel and increasing the life of consumables are some areas of R&D guiding the current technology development in material handling

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The recent tech-advancements in the material handling equipment segment have been both disruptive as well as enabling. While both are highly feasible, commercially viable and are bubbling up to the surface of the global zeitgeist, one is revolutionary in nature, and the other is evolutionary. Nonetheless, both are here to elevate the business model with the tech advancements. itself is gradually expanding its scope for advancements—which is obvious going by the recent success achieved by the US scientists, who enabled the movement of a robotic arm controlled through human thoughts. Such a

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equipment. Next was derived apps renaissance, when intuitive, engaging pieces of software, tailored for hardware interfacing CRM, began to change the entire operation level. Many firms today find mobile initiatives popping

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by a distance. The primary site creates 20 kHz alternating current, which forms a magnetic field around the cable. This field induces in the secondary site occurring in a second coil. Using power electronics, the induced current can be modified in order to create a reliable power source for supplying motors or other devices on vehicles for material handling systems. Based on the IPT principle, Conductix-Wampfler has developed IPT Floor and IPT Rail supported by the iDat unit. iDat enabled the transfer of data that not only guided the vehicles along the predetermined travelling path, but also positioned vehicles on this path. IPT technology has already been applied in many consumer vehicles, but it is yet to be adapted in material handling equipment.

freedom to let it perform effectively in an unstructured environment without continuous human guidance or intervention. More the degree of autonomy, better will the vehicles be able to navigate their environment and thus will be more readily able to ROBOTIC MATERIAL HANDLING accommodate any changes in their SYSTEMS environment. RMT Robotics and Robotic material handling techniques Mobile Robotics have introduced are customisable in accord with the ADAMTM—an SGV designed to service requirement. It requires a path planning of mobile robot motion in perform mission-based payload warehouses for material handling. For transport even in very challenging example, if the technique is being environments. Bill Torrens, Director used for warehousing, the robot is – Sales & Marketing, RMT Robotics, subjected to an attractive force to the averred, “ADAM automatically adjusts goal and subjected to a repulsive force to its changing environment without from the obstacles in the warehouse any assistance from traditional support environment. While Automated lifelines, such as guide wires, reflectors, Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are being transponders, or centralised guidance. used for the movement of large Combined with RF communications, goods, they are unsuitable for small smart battery technology, and goods owing to the space efficiency. opportunity charging (where the SENSOR PROCESSING AND MODELING The application of robotic transport AGV will receive a charge whenever ALGORITHMS FOR ROBOTIC FORKLIFTS in the warehouse is closest to an the opportunity arises), ADAM can NIST along with Transbotics—an economic justification in the access literally go where no AGV has gone AGV manufacturer—has developed to the vertical storage system, because before.” Some of the features that advanced sensor processing and of the execution time AGVs/SGVs include are involved, and because the laser range scanners as laser Robotic material handling techniques are customisable operation is already partly navigation technology for in accord with the service requirement. It requires a path computerised & planned safety purposes, inductive planning of mobile robot motion in warehouses for material for further enhancements power transfer and static handling. by interfacing it with a new routing technology based information system. The mobile robots on fixed course sections. modeling algorithms to help robot thus will offer features such as obstacle SGVs find their application in forklifts verify the location and avoidance, pallet/object, pattern manufacturing processes, materials orientation of pallets laden with goods. recognition and path optimisation. handling, distribution systems, It uses scan-line Laser Detection hospitality, security, tech support, And Ranging (LADAR) devices healthcare, postal systems and so on. to negotiate obstacles and home WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER FOR in on warehouse pallets. LADAR MATERIAL HANDLING technology is also able to detect human After the electrification of RTGs, SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY presence on the way if any. With the wireless charging of the vehicles A highly efficient control technology technology, the sensor collects a series sounded feasible as it was easy to park needs to be integrated with suitable of data and sends it to the computing the vehicle over the power station. software packages, which can work system; based on the scan-lines, the Besides, it would automatically start as an easy and user-friendly window computing system models desired charging without making any contact. between the operator and the control algorithms. Conductix-Wampfler has gone a system. Many material handling step further by widening the scope systems such as bridge cranes, monorail of solutions for its customers’ based systems, specific AC lift trucks are AUTOMATED GUIDED VEHICLE WITH on the principle of Inductive Power being made automatic, while some ENHANCED CONTROL SYSTEM Transfer (IPT) technology. This uses more applications are in process. The The recent developments in AGVs inductive coupling between primary software in material handling, when or Self Guided Vehicles (SGVs) are and secondary coils that are separated compared to supply chain and other towards attaining a greater degree of towards the intelligent design of electric-powered handling equipment with better energy efficiency and 24-hour operation capability is also being worked out.”

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Magnetek has developed static IT services, is marginally lagging. In THE HUNGER GAMES: AUDACIOUS & stepless simulation software patented TECH-SAVVY India, half of the manufacturers are under US patent 7190, 146 that allows still using the same old hardware Globalisation has made a battle cry the operator to use a footbrake to either technologies, making it difficult to have for better technology to improve augment or completely control the full-fledged soft-enabled interface. To the quality standards and meet the deceleration or stopping, thus leaving this, Mohan, affirmed, “Simulation customers’ requirements. Unlike room for skill or less-skilled operators investigates a process through the use China, the hunger game of technology without compromise on safety. The of a theoretical model, thereby allowing adoption began late, but is audacious result of simulation must include: a process to be examined under a and more tech-savvy in nature due variety of pre-determined to the collaborations conditions and scenarios. with world leaders and A highly efficient control technology needs to be integrated In recent years, computerentrance of lead player with suitable software packages, which can work as an easy based simulation tools have to the country. Talking and user-friendly window between the operator and the been developed to simulate about the future trends, control system. material handling systems Saeesh Nevrekar, Deputy and their effect on the manufacturing Country Manager, WMI Konecranes Idle/utilisation times process on the shop floor.” However, India Ltd, said, “The future trend Time spent handling loads he clarified, “Simulation would not in material handling systems will be Utilisation of staging areas, racking provide an answer, but indicate how an designing lighter and higher efficiency and docks/doors answer might perform. Simulation can equipment. The power consumption, Hourly flow rates into and out of show how a particular fleet of material material of construction, operating racking, staging areas and docks/ handling equipment performs in a shop noise levels and eco-friendly features doors floor scenario. It can provide a platform will play a big role in introducing new Visual indications of bottlenecks for trying out different approaches and products in the market.” Energy consumption and indication strategies for operations in shop floor, of impact of battery charging and providing indicative cost information.” changing suprita.anupam@network18publishing.com

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nnovations are like grenades that drive technology for the necessary upliftment. Take, material handling, for example. The development of unmanned palletising truck, central automated palletising system, or KELTEC self loading bale transporter have all been developed not only from the demand generated by customers, but because of the innovative streak of companies to deliver better than the best. The applications are driven by the need of the hour. Applying technology to fulfill the utmost requirement from the existing one and innovating newer technologies accordingly—such as building an aircraft over relatively ‘rough’ concrete using an AGV with magnetics, and at an accuracy of 4-5 mm or creating more ergonomic and user-friendly operator environments, enhancing workplace safety has set new levels of innovation in the industry. According to Mehul Patel, MD, Anupam Industries Ltd, “Innovation is a culture at MHI and we take enormous efforts to maintain our leadership position by developing technologically advanced lifting solutions by understanding key future requirements of our customers. We provide customised products that ensure high productivity and low cost of ownership.”

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PALLETISING DIFFERENT LINES WITH DIFFERENT SIZE AND TYPE PRODUCTS Palletising different lines with different size and type products has been a pain point for LSPs for a long time. If a provider tries to make the most of space efficiency, it takes time to palletise accordingly.Schneider’s new Stack and Wrap Palletizing Cell combines two or more lines into one centralised automated palletising station. The unique palletising cell integrates stretch wrapping and actually builds the unit

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GenX Equipment If it is the survival of the fittest, then innovation is the key to survive. Ideas with intelligent use of electronic and computer-controlled devices have made a significant contribution towards creating more ergonomic and user-friendly operator environments and enhancing workplace safety. load right on the stretch wrapper. This enables the load to be wrapped while it is stacked, thereby rendering the load extremely stable. The stack and wrap palletising cell is highly configurable and has the ability to simultaneously palletise uniquely different lines with different size and type products. Using fast and highly flexible robotic arms, Schneider customises a wide range of end-of-arm tooling that enables complete consolidation of case, tray or bag lines onto one central palletising system. Pallet loading and exchange operate automatically for continuous production. Schneider configures each multi-line input and output solution palletiser to meet the customer’s specific

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KELTEC SELF LOADING BALE TRANSPORTER Keltech recently launched its selfloading bale transporter that removes plastic and netting, while also splitting the bale on the feed passage or into round feeders. It is unique because of its innovative design, where the blade cuts the bale from the bottom to the top; the bale stays off the wrap when it falls. The wrapping is forced upwards into its long clamps, ensuring a strong grip on the plastic every time. The machinery uses hydraulic sequencing to operate the plastic grip and only requires one spool valve to operate the cutting jaw.


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ELECTRIFYING RTGs Electrifying RTG is cost-effective, more efficient and ecological. It offers savings up to 95% of the diesel consumption, reduction of maintenance and operation up to 70%, freedom from diesel generator repairing cost, quick automated drive-in/drive-out facility, and substantial reduction in CO2 emission. Patel informed, “MHI has developed E-RTG (ElectricRubber Tyred Gantry Crane), which reduces time and fuel cost due to shorter maintenance intervals of the diesel-electric drive. Similarly, our transfer cranes and ship to shore cranes for port sectors are loaded with modern features that help ensure smooth operation.”

innovation as a part of process. Saeesh Nevrekar, Deputy Country Manager, WMI Konecranes India Ltd, explained, the kind of innovation that has been happening to make cranes batter than ever before. “Factors such as power consumption, material of construction, operating noise levels and eco-friendly features will play a big role while introducing new products in the market.” He added, “In today’s industrial scenario, productivity is extremely important. In many industries, breakdowns for even a single day cost huge losses. The next generation crane will be ‘Smart Cranes’, which are easy to operate with minimum human supervision. Moreover, they can reduce downtime.” “Modern cranes come with many

LIFTING SAFETY STANDARDS Forklifts are used in enclosed areas & keep shuttling all around; brakes are used very frequently. These determine the safety of men & material in a plant. The braking distance needs to be small as well. Oil cooled disc brakes are the answer to this. Escorts has presented new genre of safe cranes ‘TRX’ series, defining the next level of safety standards in India. Rajindra Raina, Head – Forklift Business, Escorts Construction Equipment Ltd, explained, “It took tech-innovations to newer levels from time to time as also customised machines for specific applications. For the last one year, ‘Safety’ is one of the focus areas besides upgrading engines to the latest BS standards. The new genre of safe cranes ‘TRX’ series caters to high standards of safety being ensured at various project sites like metro rail, power, refineries & other infrastructure projects, which are the major consumers of these cranes. Aesthetics & operator comfort is being paid for as well.”

GENX CRANES The future cry in material handling will be designing lighter and higher efficiency equipment. But this cannot be a reality without adopting tech-

INNOVATIONS IN MATERIAL HANDLING MOVING ALONG Railroad engineering involves getting heavy, awkward things to the right place at the right time. AS with many other areas in the railroad industry today, innovations abound in material handling. Swingmaster Corp designed its newest material handling system, with the SL 180-20, safety in mind. It is a bigger machine than the company normally makes and offers more features. This high-rail crane with a 20,000-pound lift capacity has a full-tilt crew cab for easy maintenance. A cab, ergonomically designed for operator comfort and convenience, when fully tilted to the side, allows the mechanic to get right on top of the engine or pumps and work without having to get underneath the machine. The machine also has remote grease fittings that are on the outside of the machine, so the operator does not have to get out or step down from the machine to grease anything.

unique features, which ensure overall safety of a crane, like the ‘SWAY Control’ feature, which helps to reduce accidents by preventing load sway and keeps the load steady even if an inexperienced operator is handling the crane. The ‘Adjustable Working Limit’ feature defines the area in which the crane is allowed to move so that the operation of crane can be restricted to a particular area of plant,” he informed.

MOBILE ELEVATING WORK PLATFORM Reducing manpower to operate mobile elevating work platform brings operating cost down by 35%, thereby improving working time. Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) has introduced the mobile elevating work platform module for the BT Reflex R-series. The platform comes as an additional feature that creates a perfect match, thus enabling customers to benefit even more from the key qualities and the know-how of the reach truck. Indispensable in many storage and distribution systems, the BT Reflex R-series with Transitional Lift Control (TLC) and AC motors are reputed for their exceptional performance in high-lift applications. Used together, truck and platform are perfectly suitable for high-level maintenance work and inventory checking. Therese Précenth, Product Manager, Toyota Material Handling Europe, said, “The safety and the productivity of our customers lie at the core of our activity. We have created the mobile elevating work platform as a new additional option that offers them real savings. This solution reduces material handling costs, eliminating the need for two-man crew operations. The platform can easily be removed, according to the customers’ specific requirements, enabling the truck to operate as a standard BT Reflex R-series reach truck.” suprita.anupam@network18publishing.com

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Problems Poked, Yet High On Opportunities The Indian material handling segment is endowed with the latest tech trends, software solutions and above all a double-digit growth rate. Blessed with all these, the industry is poised to grow but then, there are challenges to sort out to ensure its inclusive growth. SUPRITA ANUPAM

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increasing labour cost, raw material cost and power unavailability. All these factors have fragmented the development of the industry. The industry somewhere lags in terms of international appeal. Let’s go through some of the challenges as the answer lies within.

HIGH INFLATION The high inflation rate has not only affected the material handling segment but also other industries. Hence, investors prefer to opt for the ‘wait and watch’ policy; thus avoiding any major investments. This has had an adverse impact on the material handling segment. Daifuku, Baumer and many other global giants are following this strategy. Amul Gabrani, Vice Chairman & MD, Tecpro Systems Ltd, said, “The overall macro-economic environment, at present, remains challenging where the pace of new order inflows has moderated. This is an industry-wide phenomenon, but Tecpro believes that this is a passing phase. The overall segment has been facing uncertainty wherein interest rates continue to remain high and inflationary pressures still persist. The company believes that such challenges are generic to all players in the segment, but given its quality of operations and hands-on operating style, Tecpro Systems is best placed to post a superior performance.”

LACK OF AWARENESS In the recent years, there have been several new tech-innovations in the material handling segment such as in AGVs, AS/RS and other automated handling solutions, but due to the lack of awareness, particularly among Indian SMEs, the demand for these handling equipment is yet to rise. As per HN Khambatta, EVP & Business Head, Godrej Handling, “The lack of awareness of the benefits of using material handling systems has played a vital role in the sluggish growth of the industry, so far. Given India’s size in terms of population and resources, we still feel that the material handling segment has a long way to go in penetrating the Indian market in the usage of mechanised handling. In India, the easy availability of manual labour offers a viable alternative to material handling systems. Also, these equipment incur substantial capital expenditure.”

INCREASING RAW MATERIAL AND LABOUR COST Increasing raw material cost has posed a major threat to SMEs in the sector to maintain the same rhythm of development when clients continuously ask to keep the overall rate the same. Labour cost is also on an all-time high. Sudhakar Pai, MD, Aircon Handling Systems Pvt Ltd, said, “Getting manpower is not easy, particularly in Bengaluru, while retaining the manpower is more difficult.” To this, Khambatta commented, “Increasing raw material costs play spoilsport by increasing input costs. Also, the material handling segment follows the same economic cycle as that of the automotive sector; therefore, when demand spurs up in the automotive sector, suppliers tend to concentrate on automotive, neglecting the material handling segment owing to comparatively small numbers.”

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POWER CUTS Besides one or two states, all the other states of the country are victims of power cuts and the material handling segment is no exception. For instance, SMEs from Coimbatore, Chennai, areas such as Effica Automation Ltd, and others have to shut down the plant sometimes for two days in week. Around 60% of the SMEs in Tamil Nadu accept that this is one of the major reasons for not meeting the deadline.

CAN WE TURN THE PAGE? Unlike Tamil Nadu, Karnataka is in a better situation when it comes to power availability, but it has its own set of problems. Pai informed, “There are many problems to count, such as poor infrastructure, manpower and the most basic—water unavailability. Presently, water scarcity is posing big problems for us.” This reminds me of an old saying; ‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.’ But then, industries cannot be easily developed. It is the experience of trial and suffering that creates the need. Poor infrastructure and waste water management systems create a huge demand for handling equipment.” Khambatta explains the phenomenon in his own words that cannot be ignored, “In times of plenty, the demand for these equipment is the last to pick up since it takes some time for production to reach previous levels and hence, the need for material handling equipment is not felt immediately. But in times of bust, the demand for these equipment is the first to face the axe in a company’s procurement plans since as demand for products dries up, the need for material handling equipment is also reduced. Hence, the material handling segment is the first to face the consequences of recession and the last to benefit from the boom.”

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o meet the day-to-day challenges of shrinking margins, the servicedemanding customers and the required numerous customisation in solutions, software technologies are essential for all manufacturing firms— irrespective of their size. These technologies will help them fill the ultra small gaps present in the methodology that will drive the industry forward in

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data. Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), on the other hand, offers access to develop applications based on the composition of generic services; while Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provides a complete application to users. Overall, the ultimate aim of cloud computing is to provide elasticity and scalability. To implement and enhance elasticity, virtualisation software is required in order to use specific parallel programming models—paradigms. Irrespective of the programming models developed under cloud computing, the way of interaction must be the most effective with data management systems to process, analyse and consolidate large, heterogeneous and dynamic data. Recently, cloud computing has raised certain concerns among manufacturers, viz. energy consumption & trust, privacy and security preservation. Implementation of cloud computing will significantly increase the energy consumption. According to Craig Simpson, Sr Research Analyst – IDC Manufacturing Insights, CEMA, “There is no one-size-fits-all approach to cloud computing for manufacturers; they are beginning to understand this and it is reflected in their cautious approach to cloud computing. They have concentrated on non-business critical processes first, while we are now beginning to see examples of business-critical processes moving onto cloud.” About security risk, Simpson said, “Security is a perceived risk for the cloud. Unfortunately, a number of highprofile security breaches relating to the cloud have been highly publicised, often distorting the reality of the situation. Often, cloud providers offer a highly level of security than clients implement on their own in-house systems.”

PRODUCTION LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT (PLM) First developed by Dassault, PLM software can be defined as an information/enterprise/business

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capital investment, and production strategy that builds a coherent data The complete integration of line automation provides an excellent structure by consolidating systems. The virtualisation has some concerns opportunity to help increase efficiency. software allows manufacturing units to such as unsecured VM-to-VM Specifically, small and mid-size manage the entire lifecycle of a product communications, poor visibility into manufacturers needed an intuitive and efficiently and cost effectively, right from server traffic and customised VM easy-to-deploy solution that removes ideation to design and manufacture, configuration that create a lot of the complexities involved with the complete cycle. Computer-Aided opportunities for IT companies. As implementing a robotic simulation Design (CAD), Computer-Aided some recent surveys indicate, 14% of and programming solution. That is Manufacturing (CAM), Computerthe large manufacturing firms and some why we have developed RobotExpert Aided Engineering (CAE), Product small firms are on the virtualisation as an independent software solution, Data Management (PDM) and digital path. BASF has collaborated with which builds on Siemens PLM manufacturing, all converge through AspenTech’s aspenONE for the same. Software’s proven leadership in digital PLM. Additionally, PLM allows Elaborating further, Peter Michael manufacturing.” enough room for innovation despite Gress, Sr VP – Engineering, BASF, any further investment resulting in opined, “BASF relies on AspenTech’s unified, information-driven decisions aspenONE Process Engineering VIRTUALISATION SOFTWARE at every stage in the product cycle. One suite to develop and run world-class Indian manufacturers, so far, have of the most dynamic PLM software operations. By virtualising the solution, been using different PCs for different has been developed by we can quickly gain insights Siemens. into plant and equipment Implementation of cloud computing will significantly behaviour to optimise increase the energy consumption. Recently, Tri-Ring decision making, reduce Group—one of China’s capital & operating costs, increase Top 500 manufacturing enterprises— purposes such as procurement & engineering efficiency and quality and deployed Siemens’ NX™ software inventory, finance & accounting, accelerate the time to market.” at its technical centre and some of CRM, etc., but virtualisation has made its subsidiaries in order to increase possible to run all the different software its digital design and manufacturing on the same PC using different OS ENERGY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE ability. Tang Zhibiao, Director – simultaneously just by pressing a button. (EMS) TECHNOLOGY Technology Research Centre, Tri-Ring Virtualisation enhances the security With lean and green manufacturing Group stated, “Siemens PLM software level manifold and hardware efficiency becoming the top priority, energy has achieved a number of successes by 80% keeping the power and cooling management software solutions are in the automotive manufacturing costs low. Further, virtualisation means gaining more acceptance as they offer industry, and is able to fully understand fewer servers, so there is lesser data a low-risk, proven approach to energy our current challenges and longcentre requirement. “By combining savings within manufacturing. term development requirements. The the power of storage virtualisation and Some of the EMS solutions provided successful deployment of NX will help Peripheral Component Interconnect are StruxureWare™ by Schneider us improve knowledge management Express (PCIE) flash caching, and by Electric™, Accelerator Manufacturing during the design process, significantly working centrally with the hypervisor Energy Management Solution® by GE reducing the number of errors and rather than with each local VM, and Wonderware® Corporate Energy delays caused by design changes.” we have developed a solution that Management by Invensys. According To improve the software solution takes full advantage of flash without to Bill Schiel, Manager – Energy further, Siemens PLM Software losing any of the benefits associated Management Solutions, Invensys, has introduced RobotExpert with virtualisation,” said Dr Allon “Energy management at the enterprise software, an intuitive, easy-to-deploy Cohen, VP – Software & Solutions, level is not only the responsibility of robotic simulation & programming OCZ Technology. “VXL’s ability to plant managers and engineers, it has now solution for small and medium size transparently distribute flash resources become the responsibility of corporate manufacturers, which helps minimise across virtualised environments management as well. All departments downtime and increase throughput for provides IT professionals with a within a company consume energy and shop floor robots. Zvi Feuer, Sr VP – simple-to-implement solution that add cost to a product or service. So, Manufacturing Engineering Software, maximises the return on investment all must be involved in developing an Siemens PLM Software, explained, from flash by unleashing the full power energy management strategy that can “Manufacturers, big and small, are of their virtualised data centre servers,” be quickly implemented to benefit the pressurised to maximise return on commented Cohen. entire organisation’s bottom line.”

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ndian SMEs are increasingly spending on IT. Around 38% of the enterprise IT spending in 2011 was done by the SME segment. The proportion is expected to grow to 43% by 2015. But, compared to large manufacturing firms, IT & ITeS adoption in SMBs is still in the nascent stage as the SMBs are concentrating on the adoption

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The SME sector plays a crucial role in the overall growth of the industrial economy of India as it contributes about 45% to the manufacturing output and about 40% of the country’s total exports. With an investment of around `370 crore in IT by Indian manufacturing SMEs in 2009, Indian SMEs had taken their first big step towards IT and ITeS adoption. Today, every eight out of 10 Indian medium enterprises recruit internal IT persons. The journey has gone from unlearned to learned, from the past to the future, without disturbing the present.

A of basic IT services instead of core technologies. Ironically, the rate of adoption as per the current awareness rate (80%) shows that the biggest challenge is not the relevance of cost but the complexity of technology. While the slowdown provided an opportunity to add required measures in outputs by driving home the value of IT, the adoption of IT values is fragmented and popularity is limited to services such as the Internet, PC, wireless technology and ERP. Therefore, while

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Internet and company websites, micro and small manufacturing enterprises lack these basic IT facilities. The firms with employees more than 10 are large enough to justify an internal network and some of them have put in place their own intranet. Over the years, the use of wireless technology is on the rise. However, when we move towards more complex technology such as an extranet or Electronic Data Interchange (EDI),

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RMITS is growing fast among Indian SMEs. According to AMI-Partners, the RMITS market share in 2012 shows a considerable 28% year-overyear rise. In fact, this increase is more than double the growth rate displayed by on-premise IT services within the


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same period, indicating that future growth opportunities for IT service providers lie within this domain. A majority of service providers also prefer to operate with a mixed portfolio of services—a combination of on-premise and remote modes. AMI research corroborates the same from an enduser perspective—over one-third of Indian SMBs prefer to receive a combined module of services. According to Dev Chakravarty, Manager - Research, AMI, “A key driver for the growth of RMITS is the fact that it provides India SMBs with hassle-free IT services from an expert IT service provider, reducing their dependence on in-house IT staff. Our discussions with these SMBs revealed that they prefer this mode due to its speed and efficiency.” AMI-Partners indicates that a clear ecosystem is developing, enabling greater adoption of RMITS. Various players are entering the market to take advantage of the huge latent opportunity in this space— e.g. traditional value-added resellers, system/network integrators, hosting service providers with a datacentre infrastructure, telecom players, ISPs, etc. And a few IT hardware providers are joining the fray. Chakravarty added, “Another interesting factor enhancing the usage of RMITS is the changing mindset of newer-generation SMBs—especially start-ups, where decision makers are much younger and highly Internet-dependent mainly due to relations with global firms. 24X7 connectivity is a necessity rather than a luxury for them. Consequently, they try their utmost to avoid the downtime and stoppage of operations due to ICT infrastructure failure and delay in the arrival of engineers from IT service providers. This is the primary reason that they favour RMITS since such challenges are easily alleviated through remote monitoring and resolution.”

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TOP BARRIERS TO TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION AMONG INDIA’S MSMEs Low awareness of the benefits of IT solutions Cost Lack of skilled manpower Security and privacy as concern Poor infrastructure or away from scarcity. Enterprise Mobility Solutions are used by SMEs to improve customer service levels and efficiency by optimising multi-stop pick-up, delivery, service operations and improved routing. After registering its presence in large firms, RIM Blackberry brought Blackberry Enterprise Solutions to this promising segment. Associated with GETIT for marketing, the solutions include their Blackberry Server Express. According to Siddharth Gupta, CEO, GETIT Infoservices, “Technology is becoming an integral arm of day-to-day business operations. Today, almost all businesses use email extensively. The use of mobile devices in business operations is also becoming common among SMEs in India. This partnership with RIM will help our customers tremendously, with enhanced mobile productivity. We work extensively with our SME customers across the country, and based on my experience in this market, I can clearly foresee strong benefits for the SMEs with BlackBerry solutions.” Cognizant has brought mPAD solutions for improving customer service levels and efficiency by optimising multistop pick-up, delivery, service operations & improved routing. Citrix boosts its Enterprise Mobility Solution with New @WorkMail and @WorkWeb Apps. Sumit Dhawan, Group VP and GM - Receiver and Gateways, Citrix, said, “The trend towards mobile workstyles and BYO is here and is moving fast; it is a big challenge for IT. Enterprises must quickly find ways to support mobile workers with the apps and data to be as productive on-the-go as

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they are in the office. The enterprise mobility management solution offered by CloudGateway and Citrix Receiver delivers secure, anywhere access to the apps and data employees need to do to their jobs, while giving IT the assurance that corporate data is protected.”

MOBILE COMPUTING Mobile computing is about both physical and logical computing entities that move on the shop floor or in SCM where physical entities are the computers that change locations and logical entities are instances of a running user application or a mobile agent. The mobile computing retains the idea of survival via migration. Limited to very few SMEs, mobile computing is the latest IT solution that SMEs might adopt in future once the challenges such as searching of current location and imposing a communication structure among nodes and e-Currency and e-tickets facilities is available.

COMPLEX SOLUTIONS YET TO BE ADOPTED… So far, we have rarely seen any core IT solutions adopted by SMEs in India. The SMEs have spent their money on branding-IT solutions, sales, service and accounting. As independent IT providers have now begun to focus on Indian SMEs and providing customised IT solutions to SMEs, the scenario will definitely change. While there is a huge gap in the country about the SMEs market, definition itself as the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises estimates that 13 million such companies exist in India. Zinnov Consulting, on the other hand, puts the number at 35 million; all agree that deriving maximum value per rupee spent, is only possible by having an executable globalisation strategy as part of the overall growth trajectory for all players that would drive the growth of IT in Indian manufacturing SMEs and, in turn, boost the economy. suprita.anupam@network18publishing.com


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Shaping Productivity @shop floors Toyota Motor Corp had ideated the concept of lean manufacturing in the late 90s. Since then, it has been a puzzle for many. Though the ambiguity of the term remains, manufacturers perceive it as high-level manufacturing philosophy that involves Kanban, JIT, waste reduction, inventory reduction, real time-information, all of which cannot be achieved without aiding IT @shop floor… SUPRITA ANUPAM

ith the popularity of ERP at an all-time high, especially among manufacturing firms, AMR Research points out that IT groups are often mandated to invest in ERP and to use ERP functions wherever possible, including the shop floor, often without regard to functional fit. For manufacturing operations, this can be a risky and costly proposition. MES requirement must be evaluated through the business practices and requirements in accord with quality inspection, product genealogy and frequency of engineering changes at shop floor. In time, ERP systems have added capabilities for data collection, defect/scrap documentation and online display of work instructions. With enhanced capabilities, ERP can certainly add value to the product but in the presence of MES, it might be the opposite. Integrating all the functions in one system may reduce the implementation cost, but might increase the product timeline and the overall cost, particularly as ERP does not address the discrete production at shop floor. In a nutshell, MES is a complementary solution to ERP and vice versa but they cannot replace each other.

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MES: NOT AS EXPENSIVE, AFTER ALL MES does not cost you higher, but gives you decisive data about your production at the shop floor. Much before the implementation, while collating the data, you will get the details of over production, in limbo materials, over processing, movement of manpower and machine, waiting time and defective products. The data itself, if served correctly, makes the flowchart of implementation, i.e. MES can be implemented in parts where income can be the source rather than making any extra investment. Today, many IT providers charge a part of profit made due to implementation, which makes the implementation much easier than most of the manufacturers actually fathom. TCS, Infosys, Plex online

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and iBASEt provide the latest MES solutions for shop floor operations.

KEEP THE SCALABILITY TO AVOID OVERHEAD COST Automation/mechanisation must be done keeping the scalability in mind to avoid the costly overhead. While executing MES software solutions at shop floor, demand trends, capability and scalability must correlate, but the future demand figures must be included within the solution. The figures to be given to the IT provider for the same must be in accord with the internal IT expertise as well as company employees who spend their time at shop floor and people from marketing.

SOME LATEST SHOP FLOOR TECHSOLUTIONS iBASEt’s Paperless Shop Floor Solutions: iBASEt, the leading provider of operations execution and shop floor software solutions for discrete, complex industries, has eliminated the need for most paper-based processes and provides constant visibility and traceability of its products on the shop floor, reducing paperwork and streamlining visual work instructions. Recently, it has expanded its services


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a full set of CAD importers and of their assets.” to NORDAM operators. Gerber processing with direct library Omni-ID’s ProVIEW™ Visual Tagging As per Michel Gadbois, VP, management access to IS for graphical System: Omni-ID, the original iBASEt, “Solumina’s extensive part matching and machine angle inventor, patent holder and supplier tracking and recording capabilities verification. Additionally, there is a of high-performance, on-metal passive reduce companies’ risk and the cost feeder set-up report for viewing the UHF RFID tags, has launched its new of regulatory compliance. This is part as loaded in the feeder. ProVIEW™ Visual Tagging System. just one of the features that establish “The integration of CircuitCam ProVIEW is the first Auto-ID system Solumina as a best-in-class MES/ Express NPI Plus into our IS in the industry to combine rewritable MOM solution.” software gives us the ability to provide visual instructions with RFID asset HiLev Performance Solutions: This is a complete software and hardware tracking capability and real-time cyclic dedicated to refining manufacturing solution for our customers from the process communications software efficiencies for companies by using prototype process to high-volume designed for moving assets. a systematic approach to create a production. This is of great benefit to “This technology from Omnicompetitive edge, achieve measurable our customers and is a reflection of the ID is innovative, combining wireless results by applying a culture of strong relationship that Juki has with RFID technology and visual-based continuous improvement and Aegis,” said Geron Ryden, Marketing asset management in challenging, reducing costs in all stages of product Manager, Juki. decision-based environments such development and production. Apart from these, TCS, Infosys, as a manufacturing shop floor,” said HiLev offers a comprehensive Plex online, Accenture suite of services driving and so on, also provide change from the shop MES is a complementary solution to ERP and vice-versa but their customised solutions floor to the top floor. they cannot replace each other. at the shop floor. There is AssetPoint, a leading a need to raise the needful awareness Michael Liard, Director – RFID, Enterprise Asset Management level for the same. Tata Consultancy VDC Research, adding, “Introducing (EAM) and Computerised Services (TCS) has launched a unique RFID-enabled e-paper-based display Maintenance Management System consulting-led initiative to tap the tags, routers and software is a unique (CMMS) solution provider, has engineering potential of the country’s approach and solutions play, enabling announced a new partnership with Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Auto-ID in a new and interesting way. HiLev Performance Solutions for segment. End users will surely benefit from the the same. As a part of this initiative, TCS has option of both visual instructions and Jefferson Sturkey, VP – Business unveiled its first Engineering Centre RFID tracking in real time.” Development, AssetPoint, said, of Excellence in Coimbatore. TCS JUKI’s new Intelligent Shop Floor “HiLev brings over 70 years of has planned a phased roll-out of similar Solutions: JUKI’s IS software package, combined experience designing, Engineering Centres of Excellence which provides managers, supervisors leading, and coaching corporate in various manufacturing clusters in and engineers tools required to run continuous improvement initiatives, the country. This will help in merging the most efficient production possible, which complement our TabWare the gap. has been seamlessly integrated with EAM/CMMS solution to offer AEGIS’ CircuitCAM Express. customers an even more complete This seamless integration provides solution to maximise the performance suprita.anupam@network18publishing.com

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ll the major IT providers across the country have realised the low-level IT consumption need of Indian MSMEs and have thus focused on this opportunity in the past few years. However, the result is yet to be seen. Manufacturing firms that have applied the soft offerings are continuously facing problems, indicating that there are some need gaps that need to be bridged— offerings that IT providers have, so far, been unable to meet.

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thereby reducing the effectiveness of the solutions for Indian MSME firms. The IT solution companies lack time to collate all the variable data—inputs that they can get only after communicating with the client. Further, the data mining and machine learning techniques being adopted here are not accurate. This limits the applications of soft-solutions provided by IT providers.

LACK OF DOMAIN EXPERTISE Effective and efficient modeling and mapping of manufacturing—be it process, discrete or hybrid—needs a lot of domain expertise of that particular sector, which cannot be

explains, “The problem lies in the data collated, which can be separated into two parts—one is real-time data and the other acts upon real time. In the process industry, it will be on a real-time basis. For instance, in the furnace industry, there is a flow of oil that is burnt. The process methodology takes care of how good is the flow and the burning, which is a real-time management process. So, the data has to be extracted from the same source. IT is thus available in both parts, but the challenge, especially in our country, lies in the right manipulation of that data and further analysis, for which it needs

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The Global Innovation Efficiency Index shows India as the second best globally in transforming the given innovation inputs into innovation outputs. Majority of the innovative solutions have been created in the IT sector, but the questions that arise include: How much is the user industry (manufacturing firms) able to encash on these solutions? Are IT firms able to provide the exact solutions that our SMEs want? Here’s an attempt to find out the answers...

Surveys reveal that the soft solutions provided by Indian companies maintain high applicability in export markets. However, the same IT provider is unable to meet the local needs. This domain experts, who can explain the done by IT professionals. Further, is because firstly, they lack standard importance and relevance level of the the services are not a one-time hardware package installation. Around data.” solution, but a continuous process. 73% companies use a mixed set of Most IT professionals lack domain equipment and machines for their expertise. Elaborating further, SR plants. DIVERSE NEEDS Venkatapathy, Director, Trinity Some of them are old; some are The IT needs of the manufacturing bought as second hand industry are diversified. while some differ in For a fully IT-enabled Learning for machines and their performance is quite brands. This disables their unit, all the inputs must different from that of humans, as their performance mainly software compatibility. be on a real-time basis lies in ‘must dos’, ‘nice-to-have (can be used later)’ and Secondly, many of the large and fully integrated—be it ‘not dos’. technology providers sell warehousing, supply chain customised versions of their existing Advisory Corporation and Directormanagement, CRM, ERP, finance products built for global markets, technical, SL Global Pvt Ltd, and accounting, procurement, PLM or

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cloud computing. Neither MSMEs nor the providers are sure if the significant investments required will provide enough return on investment.

learning for machines and their performance is quite different from that of humans, as their performance mainly lies in ‘must dos’, ‘nice-to-have (can be used later)’ and ‘not dos’.

Surveys reveal that the soft solutions provided by Indian companies maintain high applicability in export markets. However, the same IT provider is unable to meet the local needs.

RAW DATA-MINING TECHNIQUES Data mining is defined as the process of discovering patterns in data, which must be automatic or semiautomatic. The patterns discovered must be meaningful and must lead to some advantage, usually an economic advantage. The real-time data collected by manufacturers often contain examples, where measurements were not taken correctly or where there were misclassifications owing to errors or noise in data. This leaves IT providers uncertain about the authenticity of the data. Explaining the importance of data-mining techniques, N Viswanadham, INAE Distinguished Professor, Indian Institute of Science, avers, “Once you

collect all the data, they can show you the way—even in terms of mapping, further planning and so on.”

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MACHINE LEARNING For machines, learning is all about performance (unlike human learning, which is more concerned with knowledge). But then, learning is a rather ‘slippery’ concept in process manufacturing. Here, we define learning in operational and performance-oriented terms. But to decide whether one has actually learned, there is a need to understand whether one intended to or whether there was any purpose involved. This makes the concept moot when applied to machines because it is still unclear if artifacts can behave purposefully. Thus,

The manufacturing sector needs assurance for the investments on the integrated IT-enabled service. Additionally, neither Indian MSMEs nor IT providers are confident about the accuracy and the large amount of investment over the raw data collected because of the lack of diversified domain expertise. The increasing rate of IT adoption of CRM and ERP solutions show that ultimately it is return on investment that unlocks the door and not necessity that shows the doors to be unlocked. suprita.anupam@network18publishing.com

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IT solutions is an expensive affair for SMEs. Hence, even though lakhs of SMEs in India have a turnover within crores, they still prefer to use maximum manpower due to its cheap availability. Besides, manpower reduces the actual need for IT solutions.

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locked Doors Despite the fact that there are 53 lakh manufacturing units in India, the sector contributes only 15% to India’s GDP, which is much lower when benchmarked with comparable economies such as China (39.3%), Thailand (35.2%), Malaysia (31.1%), Indonesia (24.7%) and Vietnam (20.8%). One of the major reasons behind the poor statistics is said to be the absence of IT enabled services. Here’s profiling the problems preventing the adoption of IT… SUPRITA ANUPAM

part from 2,000 companies in India, 99% employ less than 10 workers. Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are unable to adopt latest IT services in their manufacturing bases owing to the lack of liquidity, required skill, high cost of IT adoption and so on. SR Venkatapathy, Director, Trinity Advisory Corporation and Director - Technical, SL Global Pvt Ltd, comments, “Yes, there is progress and companies are gradually understanding the benefits of adopting CRM and ERP. In fact, many SMEs have already adopted these technologies. But when it comes to soft-technologies at the shop floor, the adoption is comparatively and reasonably slow.” Around 99.9% of the manufacturing bases are yet to adapt the co-sourcing approach, which can save a lot of time and money—an approach to enterprise

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identity management in which the identity service interacts directly or through some technical footprint with the company’s Information Technology (IT) identity back-end infrastructure. The manufacturer and the external service provider typically have a shared responsibility for building, hosting and operating the identity service. The balance of this responsibility can vary depending on the service levels required, and span from an all on-premise deployment, where the identity service is built, hosted and operated within the organisation’s IT infrastructure and managed on-premise by the external service provider. Let’s try to understand the real challenges and problems that manufacturing bases are facing while implementing IT solutions.

PROBLEM OF AFFORDABILITY MSMEs being smaller in size deploy low-level core IT solutions. Adapting

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To benefit from IT, a manufacturing base needs to be automated, which is another pain point for MSMEs. Venkatapathy says, “IT adoption is part of mechanising a plant. You cannot deploy IT directly as it needs data to collate, analyse and process.”

DEARTH OF SKILL AVAILABILITY Most of the manufacturing bases in India, especially those located in tier II and tier III cities, are yet to understand the need for internal IT expertise. Workers from these cities are usually unskilled in softtechnologies, resulting in low expertise of IT operationability within the firm. To deploy next-level IT services such as PLM, cloud computing needs a lot of training and capacity building, which becomes simply too difficult for firms with lower domain expertise.

LACK OF AWARENESS There is a direct and strong correlation between the awareness level of IT solutions and their adoption by SMEs, since most of the Indian SMEs are not familiar with the current capability and development being done in IT, which might be useful for their manufacturing bases. Lack of awareness leads them to continue with the same methodology. They remain unaware of how IT is going to enhance their productivity. The awareness can help them understand the complexity and easiness of the solution that might enhance their productivity manifold. Awareness varies with the kind of IT services. Venkatapathy avers, “Indian manufacturing firms have shown high interest in ERP and CRM, but they are still unaware of energy management


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solutions, latest remote controlled soft-technology capabilities, PLMs and cloud computing. The reasons are many. The adoption of these solutions needs to have a complete mapping of the productivity, which should be in integration with all these. This is one of the reasons that IT adaption is limited to non-core functions.”

POOR INFRASTRUCTURE Almost all MSMEs heavily rely on the state-facilitated power solution, which is not IT friendly. Apart from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka, all other commercial states face high deficit of power, leading the managing team to avoid the latest IT adoption of technologies like cloud computing and PLM as they need power availability across plants to access the server at any time. Further, even though the teledensity of the country has increased, connectivity is still lagging from the emerging technologies’ implementation & requirement point of view.

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OTHER PROBLEMS Internet connectivity, financing, lack of policy clarity on new innovations and data security concerns are the other challenges that need to be tackled by manufacturing bases in order to make themselves ready for adoption. The Credit Linked Capital Subsidy monitored and implemented by Small Industries Development Organization (SIDO), covers only capital investments and does not specify investments for IT solutions. Taxation policies lack clarity on new IT delivery paradigms including remote hosting-based solutions such as Software as a Service (SaaS). The government itself does not seem to be leading from the front. It is yet to make any policy on this comparatively new IT services adoption by manufacturing bases. Low-cost communication solutions such as Voice over Internet Protocol are not legally recognised by the law for termination of connections between PC and phone without getting a valid licence from the Department of

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Telecommunications. As per a survey, India ranks higher than China or Brazil on IT-related framework, but the low cyber security or low confidence on cyber security due to a higher hacking rate mislead small & medium manufacturers not to implement on full scale.

HOW TO STEP UP? While IT has the capability to control the entire production, it can happen only after proper integration of the entire process. SCM, CRM, ERP, PLM, cloud computing and so on can be integrated. Some of the SMEs, which are capable of being integrated, face the problems of how and from where to initiate? According to Vishnu Bhat, VP & Global Head – Cloud Services, Infosys Ltd, “Everyone agrees that the cloud has become an integral part of a successful business. But how an organisation goes about adopting it can be a challenge.” With inputs from NMCC Report


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reat emphasis has been laid on the applicability of IT with respect to the growth of the manufacturing sector in most of India’s Five Year plans. However, the share of manufacturing in India’s GDP has not gone beyond 15% against China (39.3%), Thailand (35.2%), Malaysia (31.1%), Singapore (27.9%), Indonesia (24.7%), South

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& inventory management, order processing & CRM, quality management, product management, ERP, PLM and other decision support solutions. NMCC reports, “There is a high degree of ICT adoption in finance and accounting as compared to the other business processes. The reasons for this high adoption in finance are mainly three. Firstly, finance & accounting ICT solutions

Catering to a Wide spectrum of industries IT penetration in manufacturing firms depends on their categories, which can be discrete, process and hybrid. The reach is spread across verticals spanning 53 lakh manufacturing units—the highest share of which comes from automobile, power, food & beverages, followed by textile and fabricated metal products, among others. Korea (23.4%) and Vietnam (20.8%). On the other hand, the 12th Five Year Plan’s projection continues to go down. It is almost assured that if the manufacturing contribution to India’s GDP grows further, it can happen only through greater penetration of IT in the sector. One of the major reasons for the reduced level of contribution by the manufacturing sector is the inability of the industry to build and maintain the competitiveness needed to meet global challenges.

are easily available for various market segments. Secondly, there is a large number of finance & accounting professionals who are qualified and trained to use these solutions and finally mandatory tax and related compliance requirements need firms to maintain financial records, which are easier to maintain on computerised systems.”

SR Venkatapathy, Director, Trinity Advisory Corporation and Director – Technical, SL Global Pvt Ltd, affirms, “Indian manufacturing firms have shown more interest towards ERP, finance & accounting and solutions like CRM. This helps in facilitating their penetration into the global market. The adoption of other IT solutions in manufacturing is comparatively slow.”

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UNEVEN ADOPTION IT services in manufacturing firms can be categorised into two levels: Basic level adoption and Core IT adoption. Basic IT services include communication, HR management, finance and accounting, while core IT includes procurement

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organisation, such as firm size & scope, managerial structure and internal structure, whereas external factors refer to the arena in which a firm deals with its business, be it with competitors, clients or government. Here, Venkat comments, “Indian manufacturing firms are reactive; they get influenced by example.”

AUTOMOTIVE LEADS THE WAY The sector can be classified into three categories—discrete, process and hybrid. Discrete manufacturing includes rubber & plastic, automotive, OEMs, aircraft & spacecraft, ships & boats, precision and measuring equipment, metal products, pulp & paper, electrical machinery, defence and so on. Process manufacturing includes food & beverage, chemical products, petrochemicals and nuclear fuel, non-metal mineral products and textiles. Venkat says, “Comparatively,

discrete manufacturing registers a greater adoption level than process manufacturing. In hybrid manufacturing such as pharmaceutical, the IT adoption level is strong.” Among all the verticals of manufacturing, automotive, chemical, electrical and pharma have adopted the highest level of IT services. They lead the way due to their high technological maturity. These have adopted a high level of IT in almost all the functions including warehousing, supply chain management and CRM. In automotive, the OEMs have collaborated with their tier I clients, ensuring right and high IT adoption at all levels. The level is further pushed up by a proactive role of associations such as NASSCOM, MAIT, etc. According to Chandramouli, Director – Advisory Services, Zinnov Management Consulting Pvt Ltd, “Due to our strong fundamentals and as a derivative of the value we add to our global customers, the Indian industry will continue to grow despite the global slowdown. Businesses across the world will strive to reduce burn rate and manage cash flow effectively. Also, the cost of onsite contractors has been reduced dramatically in the last 2–3 quarters, which helps offshoring in general and in times like these, it is imperative for companies due to varied reasons.”

‘ADOPT’ INSTEAD OF ‘DEPLOY’ While many of the manufacturing firms have deployed IT in their firms, they have not adopted it in their critical processes and have not tuned the deployment into the desired success. NMCC, in its report, points out the difference between IT adoption and IT deployment, “It is important to draw a distinction between ‘Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Adoption’ and ‘ICT Deployment’. While ICT deployment refers to the overall usage of ICT within a firm, ICT adoption refers to the ICT enablement of the firm’s critical

INFLUENCING FACTORS Top Management: Perception and attitude towards IT adoption, IT knowledge, CEO desire level towards innovation and growth Resources: Financial resource availability, level of IT investment, in-house IT experts End Users: Users’ IT skills, training, attitude, participation and involvement Organisational Behaviour: Business growth and expansion, SMEs’ strategic context, business size, type of industry, information intensity, IS planning, technology change, plant expansion IT Products in the Market: Age of IT products used last time, quality availability, compatibility, user friendliness Government: eGovernment policies, legal issues IT Consultancy: External expertise and services availability and support business processes. A firm with high ICT deployment levels overall can still have low ICT adoption levels. A strong correlation exists between ICT awareness and adoption, with lower levels of ICT adoption being attributed to the low awareness that exists among firms regarding the availability of ICT solutions.” Most manufacturing firms, particularly SMEs, have deployed IT only to show the presence to their clients. Such an approach cannot help to raise their productivity. This is one of the reasons that the contribution of manufacturing to India’s GDP stands relatively low when compared to other economies such as China, Brazil and Thailand. Since India’s GDP highly depends on the service sector, which itself depends on manufacturing, a slight increase in the manufacturing growth rate can enhance India’s GDP empirically. suprita.anupam@network18publishing.com

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Making a Difference Adopting IT will help SMEs gain a competitive edge over others. However, there is a need to set the priority list of the ITeS adoption right. The cost spending as per the priority can be typically around 3–4% of the turnover to 9–10% depending on the investment cycle. Here are some SMEs that have proved to be practical examples to follow. SUPRITA ANUPAM

BHARATH BEEDI: FROM MS EXCEL TO CLOUD-BASED CRM Bharath Beedi Works Ltd manufactures beedis. The small enterprise headed by B Ganapathi Pai, the company’s Chairman & MD, has moved over from using MS Excel and desktop solutions to adopting Cloud-based CRM to drive business benefits. Today, it is a market leader in the tobacco business and has a sales coverage across over 2,000 towns in India. Bharath Beedi exports products to over 16 countries across the globe. It caters to a vast clientele demand with support from its strong, widespread and decentralised sales team. This, in turn, has necessitated close coordination across various internal and external divisions. While expanding its business, the company faced a lot of problems such as: Simplification of highly transactional sales cycle Synchronisation between production, logistics and transportation, warehousing, sales and distribution management Tracking market scenarios and easy monitoring of sales volume fluctuation RoI on marketing campaign Reduction in duplication and ease communication flow across the sales and distribution network These subsequently led them to adopt CRM that could capture all production information, transportation and logistics details and sales data right from the wholesalers to the last mile resellers and provided inputs to different stakeholders using email and SMS reminders. Further, RFID integration was done with the CRM for ease in uploading data. With the adoption of Knowledge Management System (KMS) and ERP, the firm was able to store, share and use their acquired knowledge and know-how. Cloud computing availed customised online reporting to management. The staff process leads was facilitated by the solution and innovative practices to automate task flow, competition information, market details, product feedback and marketing campaign monitor.

MARUTI SUZUKI INDIA LIMITED (MSIL): IMPROVING USER EXPERIENCE THROUGH DMS MSIL (formerly, Maruti Udyog Ltd, MUL) is one of the strongest corporate brand names in the country, in terms of awareness, recall, trust and customer care. MSIL has strong dealer network through a comprehensive Dealer Management System (DMS) and, on the supplier side, it has ensured the right supply chain management. The system enables a real-time view of all the operational processes of its dealers and helps them to improve their efficiencies in real time. The system is capable of sending alerts to dealerships, if they fall short of their performances in terms of customer satisfaction, resolution, sales, enquiries, or debts. MSIL is now trying to integrate tier II and tier III suppliers with the same supply chain network to ensure better overall performance.

COLT’S MANUFACTURING COMPANY LLC: IMPROVING LABOUR EFFICIENCY THROUGH REAL-TIME MANAGEMENT Firearm producer Colt Manufacturing installed ShopVue (real-time management) to handle time and attendance for its unionised factory employees, but instantly began using ShopVue to collect efficiency data. It collected employees’ actual direct labour hours at the shop floor, which a manager could subsequently compare with the standards set in order to give its employees authentic feedback. According to Terry McSweeney, Director – IT, Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, “When we put in ShopVue, very few people were working as per the standards set. When we began tracking efficiency with ShopVue, people started talking, and they realised that they needed to perform to meet the required standards.” Nearly a year after implementing ShopVue, Colt registered an improvement of labour efficiency from 60% to 90%. suprita.anupam@network18publishing.com

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Fluid power is a mature industry that goes through incremental advancements. Digital microprocessors have made huge contributions to automated control, and new component designs and manufacturing techniques have advanced the physical capabilities of both hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Most predictions about the future of the fluid power industry have realised only moderate success, an exception being the integration of electronics with fluid power components. However, the evolution of electrohydraulic and electropneumatic technologies has been going on for decades, so it is not much of a stretch to predict that it will continue. Although everyone expects the next few years to produce fairly stagnant growth, the consensus is that fluid power—a mature technology—will continue to meet the needs of many industries because no other technology can pack the same punch when it comes to power density. The face of the fluid power industry is changing and will continue to change. As the economy softens over the next few years, some companies will grow while others contract. Research is the way forward for the future. Fluid power technology has undergone evolutionary advances in the past 50 years and most companies agree with it, but research for more advanced, green systems and policies will most likely continue to capture the spotlight. Green technologies, such as those used in windmills, solar power panels, hydraulic hybrid vehicle drives and more are a direct response to market needs. Moreover, the industry was prime and ready to respond to this need and will continue to be so. Safety and efficiency go green and most companies would agree that developing safe, leak-free and efficient systems tie into the idea of the industry going green. Education is the key to the future. The industry must continue to partner with educational institutions and research associations to advance technology. Fluid power technology will not progress without young engineers being interested in entering the field. There has been impertinent progress in the areas of phones and computers, but this industry still seems to be making slow and steady advancements and promises to maintain fluid power a viable means of the future.

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Prateek Sur, Features Writer. B Tech (Mechanical), SRM University, Chennai

A ‘fresher’ in Journalism, he has been writing business and techno-management articles. He has been constantly reporting on various topics ranging from Switchgears and Nanotechnology to Defence and Mining. Network 18 allows him to explore his innate talent and explore the ‘what’s what’ and ‘who’s who’ of the manufacturing industry.


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Fluid power finds applications in various industries. All sectors need pumps entire industry. This would help chart a path for fulfilling the expectations PRATEEK SUR

Globally, these are exciting times for the fluid power industry. With the emergence of new economies, growing prospects and rising expectations, this industry is making major strides not only in expanding its customer base across businesses and regions but also in enhancing the efficiency and performance of its products and solutions. Customers are increasingly expressing interest in energyefficient and greener technology, unique system solutions, breadth of portfolio and channel network. As a result, the latest technology gets introduced with a minimum lead time, thus giving the end user access to best in class fluid power systems and solutions. The latest trends point to applications of electronics, high-pressure systems, compactness and systems without foundations. Globally, customers are looking for ways to ensure the best usage of space, better power density and energy efficiency. For example, there is a rise in the usage of Scre-in Cartridge Valve (SICV) in mobile applications. Another important trend is that the marriage of hydraulics and electronics will deliver smarter products that combine the intelligence of electronics with the power density of hydraulics to enable extraordinary applications and many more unthinkable ones. Nitin Chalke, MD – India and South East Asia, Hydraulics, Eaton Corporation plc

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The European valve industry is solid, powerful and responsible. Annually, it contributes over €20 billion (US$26 billion) to the European economy and employs almost 70,000 people. They create value products such as on-off valves, control valves, actuators, safety or relief valves, plastic valves and pressurereducing valves for consumers and industry stakeholders. Maurizio Brancaleoni, MD, Auma Italiana; Past President, CEIR; President, Anima-AVR; President, UNI-Commission on Valve Standards and VP, Anima

The Indian chemical industry is one of the prime users of valves. The industry constitutes 13% of the total export, 13% of the total industrial output and 7% of the GDP. Globally, the Indian pharmaceutical industry ranks 4th in terms of volume and 13th in terms of value. India is a strong player in the generic chemical market and is the second largest producer of agrochemicals in Asia. According to present valves trends, the cost allocation for chemical projects is 5%, while that of power projects is 7%. The present trends also indicate an increase in automation, integrated complexes with reduced project time/cost and complex operation of flexible grades of product and flexible quantity for various grades. Vikas C Jain, Sr Manager, BASF India Ltd


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Expectations and valves, be it hydraulics or pneumatics. To know about the future, one should have an overview of the of the industry big shots as well as reveal the upcoming market trends.

The power sector, which is one of the prime users of the fluid power industry in form of valves, etc. has a lot to expect from the near future. In the 11th Plan, there has been around 50,000 MW of capacity addition out of a target of 78,500 MW due to inadequate domestic manufacturing capacity, shortage of power equipment and slowdown owing to the lack of fuel. In the 12th Plan (2012–17), a capacity creation of around 100,000 MW has been envisaged. This will include 28,000 MW of capacity shortfall from projects that were supposed to have been completed in the 11th Plan, but are now expected to be completed in the first two years of the 12th Plan. As part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change announced by Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh in June, 2008, the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) was launched in 2010. There are three phases—Phase I to add 1,000 MW up to 2013, Phase II to add 4,000 MW cumulating by 2017 and Phase III to add 20,000 MW by 2022. In view of the tall order of the above capacity addition programme envisioned by the Government of India—both for fossil fuels and renewable energy-based power plants—a commensurate increase in the availability and supply of various categories of industrial valves and specialities needs to be ensured. Also, the Indian valves industry needs to gear up to tackle the upcoming challenge of manufacturing, testing and supplying high-quality advance technologybased valves suited to power plant applications of various MOC and types with operating conditions ranging from most ordinary pressure/ temperature regime to the most severe pressure/temperature regime in super critical boiler units. Sudarsan Chakrabarti, GM – Project Engineering (Mechanical), NTPC Ltd

India is the place to be because of its flourishing ‘young’ and ‘rich’ population. Around 64% of the 1.2 billion Indians are aged between 15 and 64 years (only 5% over 65 years). With a GDP growth of over 8% in the recent years, the income levels for the young middle class have shot up. Hence, there is a large demand for consumer electronics, appliances and vehicles. Also, there is a surge in demand for packaged foods with a growing focus on quality. Besides, the economy continues to be free from protectionism, attracting foreign investments faster than ever before. Additionally, there is a large increase in investment pertaining to food processing facilities to cope with the increased demands. However, the level of local tax burden is very high. Nonetheless, if these sectors are flourishing, the fluid power (especially valves) sector would flourish equally. Tanmoy Ghosh, Key Accounts Manager – Food & Beverage, New Zealand, Pentair Valves & Controls

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Power is the one big sector that uses fluid power equipment. Owing to the huge demand-supply gap in this sector, INdia experienced the world’s largest blackout in July, 2012. Power generation is all set to grow at 10% to meet the GDP growth of 7% and the 12th Five Year Plan is going to add 88,000 MW new capacities. Additionally, the government has signalled the fast tracking of ULtra Mega Power Plants (UMPPs). The second generation reforms are on the anvil and there would be a two-part regime for revising the standard biding documents. However, the sector would face some roadblocks in the forms of policy initiation due to COALGATE, FSA and land allocation problems. Then, there are financing limitations as the debt of major power plant owners is increasing. To top it all, there is a global economic meltdown due to the exchange rate variation. V Ganesh Prasad, GM – Power Sector, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd

The valve industry expects availability, quality, consistency and timely delivery. The future trends would be the requirement of higher sizes, pressure and throughput. More stress shouold be laid on remote operation should be there. Increasingly stringent safety norms must be followed. There should be more energy-efficient compact systems and prefabricated module friendly standards. The control valve selection and actuator sizing procedures should be critically appraised by manufacturers at the time of bids with respect to the specific process requirements. Small bore high-pressure valves found to have lower thickness than the minimum required in many projects should be looked into and rectified. Flanges in valves are not machined, resulting in thicker flanges and requirement of longer bolts and consequent shortfall at site. This should be brought to the notice of manufacturers. Also, corrosion in valves stored at site and protective painting need to be reviewed.”

Quality is not a choice in fluid power. It has to be complied with. India is ready to meet challenges globally. Economics will always play an important part in the game. Uma Shankar, Chairman & MD, Advance Valves; Chairman, CII Valves & Actuators Divisions

P Mahajan, Director – Technical, Engineers India Ltd

Water distribution is a prime user of fluid power components such as valves. Sluice valves are expected to ensure smooth operation without excessive inputs. However, they should have a tight shut off under unbalanced conditions even after prolonged usage; there should be no leakage from the glands. The possibility of replacement of glands in live conditions should be available and the life of spindles and nuts should be longer. Butterfly valves should have tight shut off operations, longer life for resilient seating and reliable disc opening indicators; otherwise, the operators have a tendency to over travel and resilient seating to withstand even at lower opening angles (high water velocities). Air valves should be leakproof in operation, i.e. water should not leak under normal conditions. They should have a temper proof design, reliable operation, technical support from manufacturers in selection, suitable test bench at manufacturers’ place to judge the performance and longer life for rubber balls. The non-return valves should have reliable operation. The closing time is very critical in them. There will not be any back flow once the valve is closed particularly after some years of operations and the head loss across the valve will be as low as possible. Overall, despite complying with all the testing requirements as per various standards at factory, the valves fail in the field at critical times. Does it mean that the factory tests are not simulating the adverse site conditions? Also, the automation of daily operated valves in submerged conditions is still not in sight, which is the need of the hour. PK Charankar, Former Deputy Commissioner – Engineering, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai

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are something that both an industry veteran as well as any neophyte is well accustomed to. Millions of people hear the familiar sound of aircraft actuators or the hiss of assembly line cylinders everyday. For most of the vox populi, these sights and sounds have become so embedded in their minds that they hardly notice a subtle revolution around them. Pumps are growing more powerful by the day; valves are becoming smarter by the hour and actuators are becoming more precise by the minute. The innovations that have come up in this industry are also progressing at an astounding pace. Some experts are of the opinion that the progress has been rapid in the last 10–15 years. The valve user industry expects availability, quality & consistency and timely delivery.

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According to P Mahajan, Director – Technical, Engineers India Ltd, “The valve industry business is not doing very well. The Indian valve industry has slumped down and the prime The valves manufacturing market is one of the biggest sectors in the fluid reason for this is the fall in GDP.” power industry. In order to develop a better know-how of this industry, Fall in GDP may be a very wide term there is a need to understand its market size & growth potential as well to define the present-day problems, as know the major companies in this space. Besides, there is also a need but it definitely is the end point of to draft business plans & pitch books and conduct benchmarking & SWOT discussion. A big question to ask the analyses. industry is ‘Can India stand tall?’ The revenue growth in India has been hampered by frequent recessions and PRATEEK SUR cheap imports. Finally, the industry suffers owing to its close relationship veryone knows about the overall sector and micro trends with customers. The industry suffered the Fukushima Daiichi faced by companies that do business alongside during the recession but has nuclear disaster, but not in the industry. The key valve industry experienced a degree of recovery ever many know that the statistics and its five-year forecasts to since. However, the threat of cheaper incident was aggravated anticipate future industry prospects imports still looms large and the bestby the faultiness of an electric can help other companies confidently positioned domestic firms are those valve. Such an incident should be a decide what their safety precautions that produce high-quality, specialised clear indicator of how important a need to be. goods for specific markets. Elaborating single valve is. The valve further, Christof Lindner, industry, although taken Global Key Accounts – A power plant needs almost 5,000 valves; a petrochemical lightly by many, is a very Chemical & Petrochemical plant requires almost over a lakh valves and a gas refinery needs almost 1.5–1.7 lakh valves. important industry in itself Industry, Pentair Valves & for the functioning of other Controls, opines, “There ENDEAVOURS industries. The valve industry analysis is a constant need to align the valve The sights and sounds of fluid power highlights macro industry trends in industry with other industries to

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get better alignment of to revised codes should The innovations that have come up in this industry are services. The need of be faster in line with the also progressing at an astounding pace. Some experts are the hour is to make sure latest API/BS EN codes. of the opinion that the progress has been rapid in the last that the customers’ needs Fire Safe Test (API-607 10–15 years. are addressed properly. 5th Edition) is a case in point. There is a poor availability of If the customers are successful, then as not always do companies require valves in exotic materials like Duplex we are successful.” This is very true huge standard amounts of valves. This SS, Super Duplex SS, Hastealloy, as the valve industry thrives on its would reduce the extra ‘idle’ wastage Incolloy, etc. This should be done user industries. The more the user of valves. The opportunity cost by away with. industries benefit, the better it is for manufacturers for crash procurement the valve industry. should be minimised. The nonFUTURE NEEDS availability of test certificates is SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS According to the 12th Five Year Plan, another big issue, which the valve Mahajan suggests certain solutions there are almost 100 power plants industry needs to do away with. to redress these issues. He affirms, coming up in India and by the 13th Valve manufactures need to re-look Plan, we would have almost another “India cannot progress unless we have at the quality assurance procedures 100 plants more, informs Mahajan. a GDP growth of 9% or more.” The apart from the general inspection “Tremendous growth is expected in valve industry should provide quality, that they carry out at the site. The all the user industry sectors. “The gas value and performance to better their lack of critical appraisal at the time industry will increase its production customers’ satisfaction, which would of submission of bids also needs to by 213 million tonne according to indirectly help to save the environment be looked into. Transition the 12th Plan and by the 13th Plan, and also better the safety of their it would grow up to 310 million employers. Seconding his views, Need for More Indigenous tonne,” adds Mahajan. This implies Lindner adds, “Global solutions with Manufacturers in the that there is a prediction of almost a local flavour should be the theme for Field of Special Valves: 8–9 additional refineries coming the industry. International knowledge Special Service up in the next five years. There is required by the companies to better Valves (Cryogenic, is an expected growth of 11–15% their local market. Global players, on High Pressure) according to the 12th Plan in the the contrary, can learn from the local Coker Valves chemical industry. Fertilisers present market and apply this internationally.” Cracking Furnace Valves Y Globe Valves almost 238 lakh tonne of urea in the Valve companies need to build trust Trunion Mounted Ball Valves (In present era and this would grow over with their user industries and work Small Sizes For Polymer Plants) 83 lakh million tonne according to the together for better R&D. 3-way Ball Valves 12th Plan. This indicates the coming Rising Stem Ball Valves USER CONCERNS up of 6–7 urea plants in the next five Bellow Seal Valves The delivery period for valves needs years. “There is almost an expected Valves With Low Emission Packing to be shortened in accordance five-fold increase in growth in all Meeting Environmental Norms with the project schedule; many a the user industry sectors,” concludes Blow Down Valves times, projects get delayed owing Mahajan. Angle Valves Now, talking about the figures, to the delayed delivery of valves. Stop Check Valves a power plant needs almost 5,000 It is important to note that quality Automatic Recirculation Valves valves; a petrochemical plant requires should not be compromised on at any High Performance Butterfly Valves almost over a lakh valves and a gas cost; there should be no post order Pressure Balanced Plug Valves Dual Plate Check Valves refinery needs almost 1.5–1.7 lakh deviations, in that companies should Valves/Control Valves With valves. Thus, one can only imagine help in the proper installation of Firesafe Actuators and SIL Level the tremendous requirement of valves valves and also see to it that there is no Indication in all the sectors. The valve industry mishandling of equipment. The delay Control Valves With Low Noise needs to be up for the challenge in procurement of castings/forgings Levels And Better Protection and should work more on the user from approved/reputed sources should Against Flashing And Cavitations concerns so that Fukushima does not be paid serious attention to. Also, Sampling Valves repeat itself in the future. there should be a better provision for Lined Valves (PTFE, PP, FEP, FRP, tailor-made valves. Small quantities Glass Lined) prateek.sur@network18publishing.com need to be made available off the shelf

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China has become a key player in the global valve industry. In 2006, the valve production of China was US$5.6 billion, which made the nation the fourth largest valve manufacturer in the world. Since then, they have only introduced new trends and opportunities for the rest of the world. But the other nations are fast catching up. The growth in valve demand will be driven by continuing robust gains in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as strong recovery in the US and West European markets from a weak 2010 base. PRATEEK SUR

prominent ongoing trend over the last few decades has been the increasing portion of pneumatics to almost 50% of the volume of hydraulics. Looking into fluid power systems, companies always talk of the trends in the generators of power (viz. pumps and compressors), conductive parts like pipes, valves & accessories and the actuator consisting of cylinders & rotating motors. Although developments using electric motors with adjustable speed in some areas allow the elimination of proportional valves in the signal and power circuit, valves can still be considered the heart of fluid power solutions. Companies can give a modern (and often used)connotation to valves—mechatronic systems. Any valve needs an electro-mechanic transformer and modern valves incorporate digital drive and control electronics as well as sensors for pressure, flow and spool displacement. It is easily understood that these valves comprehend all features of a mechatronic system. But there are good reasons to stick to the words and vocabulary known to the fluid power world. Talking about the future trends, MN Balachandra, VP – Marketing, Auma India Pvt Ltd, opines, “The evolving technologies in actuators

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system efficiency. To this, Balachandra adds, “New age motors for basic actuators should be suitable for higher start, v/f applications, DC motors of 48V and temperature monitoring.”

IMPORTANCE OF VALVES Why are hydraulic or pneumatic valves critical to fluid power? To answer this question, companies have to look at the tasks these valves perform in fluid power systems. These are responsible for controlling the pressure & volume flow in hydraulics and mass flow in pneumatics. While working at pressures with fluid power drives or with fast systems such as injection molding machines or flight simulators, valves adjust the pressure and flow control to the exact speeds and forces required by those systems. Comparing this with mechanical systems, the rotating energy needs to be transformed into linear motion by screw-nut systems, etc., with heavy loads and wear on those parts. It is a clear advantage of fluid power that it can easily control powers in the magnitude of 100–102 kW in valves without having to incorporate builtin lifetime limitations. Besides, higher powers are also controlled by valves, but, in such cases, they are used in the so-called ‘signal circuit’ to adjust the pump displacement in order to increase

GROWTH IN WORLDWIDE DEMAND The worldwide demand for industrial valves increased 4.4% annually through 2011–12 to US$77.6 billion. Gains were driven by a healthy outlook for the global economy, leading to increased fixed investment activity in key valve markets such as the US, China and Germany. Valve demand in the energy production sector also benefitted from a pickup in primary energy consumption in mature markets like North America, as well as in developing valve markets such as Latin America. According to Balachandra, “New age displays of controls should be driven by alphanumeric menu; they should have graphs & torque profile and should also have warnings & log details.”

FASTEST GAINS FOR ASIAN MARKETS The largest and most advanced industrial valve industries are located in developed nations, particularly in those which have large domestic markets, technical expertise in making higher value products and access to capital,

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labour & other production factors. EXPLORING NEWER AVENUES Valve demand growth in the US will Independent trends would use more This was made apparent by the fact outpace the global average through pump controls—via displacement that the US, Germany, Italy and Japan 2015 due to recovery in the domestic together accounted for about half of control or speed control with fixed economy after the 2007–09 recessions. the global valve shipment in 2006–12 displacement pumps—to control The demand for valves in Japan and (in dollar terms). China, however, hydraulic power. The valve remains Western Europe will also recover rapidly became a key player in the the heart of today’s hydraulic and from the recent declines, but advances valve industry with a valve production pneumatic systems. Valves are will continue to considerably lag the of US$5.6 billion in a year, making it necessary to adjust the displacement world average through 2015. The the fourth largest manufacturer across of pumps and motors if used in the largest and most advanced industrial the globe. France, the UK, Russia and signal circuit; they are used directly in valve industries are typically located in Taiwan also proved to be sizable valve the main circuit to control flow and developed nations. China, however, is the one key producers, each with at least US$1.6 pressure. Proportional valves or fast exception to this rule, with the country billion in annual shipment. switching valves with an intelligent The largest net exporters of valves being the world’s largest valve producing control algorithm represent these proved to be Germany, Italy and Japan. nation in 2010 and accounting for 20% electro-fluidic transformers. Staying competitive in a worldwide The advanced nations of North America, of the global shipment. Germany, the motion control environment, with Western Europe and the Asia-Pacific US, Japan and Italy together accounted Region (i.e. Australia, Japan, New competing electric and mechanic drive for an additional 44% of the global solutions, means that there is constantly Zealand and Singapore) comprised valve shipment in 2010 on a value basis. a need to improve the potential of fluid mature markets for valves. While the Other important producers include power drives. Looking growth in the demand for An expanding market for more expensive automated valves at the examples used to valves in the US, Japan and and actuators supports the overall valve gains in the US, highlight innovations in Western Europe trailed Japan and Western Europe. the design and control the world average through France, the UK, Russia and Taiwan. circuits for proportional valves, it 2011–12, the growth has been much Commenting on the same, Balachandra becomes visible how far spread out the stronger in rapidly developing nations informs, “The manual operation solution is. A lot can still be gained such as China, Indonesia, Thailand, by improving classic designs and for basic actuators should have Malaysia and India. Advances in valve signalisation for manual operation. The adding new features. However, major demand in these areas have been innovations take place in integrating gearing of the basic actuators should driven by healthy economic and fixed more intelligence into the valve and accommodate temperature monitoring. investment growth. Balachandra avers, Also, there should be remote setting drive electronics and improving & “New age actuators should monitor standardising communications with the through Bluetooth-enabled devices for the heater temperature, torque sensor, environment the valve is connected to. the basic actuators.” travel sensor and vibration sensor.” Decentralised intelligence with extra WORLD DEMAND SET TO RISE STRONG GAINS FOR O&G INDUSTRY computing power for diagnostics or The global demand for industrial valves The oil & gas industry will see a strong to close outer loops is state-of-the-art is expected to increase 5.4% per year growth in valve demand, with increasing and offer the user new opportunities. through 2015 to US$93.5 billion. The offshore, shale and tar sand-related “Planning of preventive maintenance, gains will be driven by the continuing exploration activities helping boost the monitoring of critical services, analysis robust gains in the Asia-Pacific region, sales of higher-end products. Among of complex operational & diagnostic as well as strong recovery in the US the countries that will record robust data and better asset management are and West European markets from a increases in the unconventional oil & some of the opportunities,” Balachandra weak 2010 base. gas sector are Brazil, Canada, Nigeria highlights. New materials such as piezo In the developing world, especially and the US. The nuclear power market ceramics, electro rheologic fluids and in China and India, valve suppliers for valves will see weak gains in the new production possibilities like the will benefit from rising urbanisation. developed world in the aftermath of the silicon etching technology provide a Large-scale migration from villages to 2011 Fukushima disaster. The weakness breeding ground for new solutions and cities will, in many cases, necessitate of the nuclear power generation sector fluid power industries. Also, academia major upgrades to existing water supply will be offset by increasing valve sales to is actively pursuing new avenues, thus and power generation infrastructures, coal-fired and combined cycle natural sharpening the competitive edge of bolstering valve sales in the process. gas power plants. fluid power.

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ompressed air systems have always been highly misunderstood in all industrial utilities—a problem that finds its roots in the basics. To elaborate further, while compressed air has been a part of the syllabus in the best engineering courses across the nation as well as in the international academia, not much attention is actually paid to teaching students about the essentials of compressed air.

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piping, which joins the discharges of the compressors and the distribution lines that convey the compressed air to the production areas within the equipment. If the pipe size is lesser than required, it may save a lot of money for the manufacturer. However, it would restrict the flow and also reduce the pressure at which the air gets discharged. This would rob the user of the power of the compressed air (the reason why it is so expensive). Small piping exacerbates poor

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Peak hour management of the key equipment is of primeval importance. The designers and manufacturers should make it a point to add a tripping limit switch, which would make sure that the pressure never drops below the given point. Designers should also ensure that the pressure drop on key pieces of equipment remains consistent to avoid damage to any component.

It is not necessary that the processes, which have been going on since time immemorial, may always be the best. These processes may vary from time to time and may, therefore, need to be changed. While there may have been some new additions in the form of upgrades, there have been instances wherein engineers continue to practice age-old methods and make the same mistakes that their forefathers made. To avoid these, engineers should adapt to the changes. As compressed air is the prima facie here, the apple of the eye would be the pipe. The pipes used should be changed and the piping system should be reformed for such adaptations. The secret lies in the pipe.

It’s no wonder then that employers and employees find themselves encountering problems to which they do not have remedies. What’s worse? They do not know the technicians who would be able to help them find a solution. Some of the most common technical mistakes that they make relating to compressed air systems include:

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Premature failure is one of the prime highlights of undersizing the compressor. Moreover, it also increases the cost of maintenance. This is a very common practice and therefore, to do away with this is also a difficulty in itself. It is very critical to size the entire system keeping in mind the desired airflow.

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The systems that exhaust the compressed air directly to the atmosphere have proved to be inefficient from time-totime. Hence, this practice should be changed. Systems that can reclaim the high energy spent on compressed air should be built. This would help to overcome the above two problems as well as lessen the chances of failure of the usage of these recovery systems.

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underestimate the worth of an adequately sized air reservoir. The compressed air quality, which is very important for the processes that are to be undergone, is the first stage of removing the moisture from the air in the reservoir tanks. The prime function of such storage tanks is to stock up and deliver compressed air as and when required. When the demand is at the peak, especially during rush hour, the quality cannot be compromised and the excessive compressor cycling has to be prevented. Many a times, the airflow demand may be intermittent or spiked and therefore, smaller tanks may be put up near the machines to ensure continuous compressed airflow.

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Surge tanks and staged regulations are a mandatory aspect of any modernday compressed air system. Many a

times, if the manufacturer is lethargic enough to have stringent checks during production, these may lead to grave problems for end users. Thus, it is a must for every pneumatic manufacturer to have stringent quality checks and also to take adequate measures to isolate pressure fluctuations from pressure- & flow-sensitive areas.

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A piping system, which has tighter turns and more number of tee unions, is bound to cause pressure loss because of the turbulence. As an end user, the piping has to be as straight and as smooth as possible. Proper care should be taken, keeping in mind the environmental regulations and rules, to keep the piping properly routed. Condensation needs to be prevented and therefore, the air should be kept as cool as possible. The pipes need to be insulated if they must run into a hot room or near a heat source. One of the easiest fixes in a

compressed air system is to substitute tee connections with directional angle entry connections. In a piping system, where a feed line of compressed air is trying to feed into another air line, the turbulence caused by a 90° entry can cause a 3–5 psi pressure loss, which adds to the operating costs. The back pressure occurring directly due to the result of these tight turns can, and most probably does, send a counterfeit unload signal to the controls. This causes early unloading or, at times, extra compressors to be on line. Using a 30°–45° directional angle entry instead of a tee will do away with this pressure loss. Thus, the routing of these joints and connections need to be perfect and done with a proper understanding of the subject. It is only then one can ensure better utilisation of the compressed air and lesser loss of the highly expensive compressed air. prateek.sur@network18publishing.com

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ompressed air of compressor oil and wear particles, supply is essential to maintain efficient contamination is an which then combine with atmospheric and cost-effective production. existent predicament dirt and water to make an abrasive PRESENT PROBLEMS for rail operators. paste with no lubricating properties. Compressed air offers power to some Reliability, steadfastness, These contaminations, if not scrapped of the most stylish and complicated dependability, punctuality and and removed from the compressed applications that keep the rolling regularity of operations are in prime air system, has a detrimental effect stock operational. On the same demand with passenger and freight on performance. They may also lead side of the coin, it is by and large rolling stock in the present day. In to system breakdown and would thus an industry where safety and require unscheduled maintenance. performance are paramount, This, in turn, would lead to costly all the above parameters repairs and, most probably, displeased are of primeval importance. customers. Most of the major applications are Moreover, the same external and, therefore, they are more compressed air contamination vulnerable to climatic circumstances. is also proving to be the real Even a small tinge of moisture problem for the beverage present in the compressed air system and bottling industries. In the present era’s modern production facilities, the use Critical application safety valves are functionally redundant, self-monitoring and of compressed air is often return to a safe position. It is easy to say that ‘Safety is everyone’s goal’ but what pivotal to the manufacturing does it really mean? Sound workplace safety practices can reduce the risk of injury processes. Irrespective of to the people working at the plant. The risk not only pertains to the personnel working whether compressed air on critical applications but also to the equipment. If any equipment is mishandled, comes into direct contact then the output would be less, which amounts to loss of safety for the equipment. This with the product or is used to is known as machine safeguarding. Thus, companies need to take steps to minimise automate a process, provide motive power, package the risk to the equipment and workers while ensuring that they maximise profits. products, or even generate Specific standards should be made to help achieve the goal. other gases on-site, a clean, dry, reliable compressed air contaminated with some of the can chiefly affect the performance. This could also lead to and become most natural contaminants known— dirt, water and oil. Furthermore, these a contributing factor to fracturing air contaminations grow in the form lines and damaged pneumatic cylinders, which is usually caused by freezing and blocked pipes. Unplanned and unbudgeted preservation & upholding would be required, affecting the single most important value each operator is striving to attain—reliable service!

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Pentair Valves and Controls, defines, “It is any technical specification that is produced by the industry and for the industry. There is no legal obligation to follow a standard, unless specified by a national regulation. Standards use is only of voluntary application.” In the market requirements’ chain, the standards and regulations are part of the end user specifications. Nevertheless, a standard does not protect the manufacturer against design errors. There are some international organisations that handle the standards regulations. International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) are the three prime organisations that handle the standards. Each year on October 14, the members of the above organisations celebrate World Standards Day to raise awareness and pay tribute to the thousands of experts worldwide who develop international standards. In India, “The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) manages more than 18,000 standards covering 14 sectors of the country’s economical life,” adds Popa. Such standards are necessary for handling the safety of not only the equipment but also the workers.

RAIL OPERATIONS In railway applications, the usage of compressed air application is growing day by day. The awareness of how much value pneumatics can add to railway applications has increased in the past few years. Therefore, there is a need for better quality of compressed air in terms of the elimination of contamination and the improved lifetime of all applications, which depend upon it. “Over the past 5–6 years, the valve castings integrity became an important issue with a number of end users refusing products manufactured in some LCCs. This is also due to the fact that there were no clear guidelines for valve components

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WALLET CARD: A SAFETY MEASURE Companies keep talking of safety. In the same stride, RYCO Hydraulics has ingeniously put up something innovative in their plant, which has been globally applauded—a wallet card. This wallet card explains the five pieces of critical information any company needs to give the doctor, with respect to the hydraulic fluid injection industry. These are the type of fluid, the amount of fluid injected, the pressure of fluid injected, the degree of spread of infected material and the time between injection and treatment. Most doctors, in the present era, do not know how serious injection injuries can become. This has been talked about by the factory site doctors over and over again since many years. castings,” informs Popa. The inauguration of new and sensitive pneumatic control systems, linked with economic and environmental considerations, make the effective handling and treatment of compressed air essential. Varying applications and uses place different demands on the compressed air system. Not only reliability and dependability but also the entire safety of the train is a major concern and therefore, the entire rail transport network is profoundly dependent on a reliable compressed air supply. Whether the rails are newly built or refurbished locomotives or rolling stock, the total compressed air protection can be provided by the installation of a dedicated railway dryer package complete with pre and post filtration. One such installation is the Parker Domnick hunter railway dryer package.

BEVERAGE AND BOTTLING Pneumatics has extensively been used in the beverage and bottling industry. The usage of compressed air is widespread and any modern day beverage manufacturing facility

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would uncover this truth. However, the production and quality managers at these facilities are often ignorant of the probable hazards linked with this powerful utility. According to ISO, “A standard specifies only the fully assembled valves to be tested, the valve to be tested at its maximum allowable pressure, the vertical position recommended be followed, the fluid temperature be measured close to the fluid vena and lastly, the testing fluid used be helium or methane,” explains Popa. Raw, crude and unprocessed compressed air contains many likely harmful or dangerous contaminants, which must be removed or reduced to acceptable levels in order to shield, safeguard and protect the consumer. This is also imperative to provide a safe and cost-effective production facility. Contaminants that may prove to be a latent hazard for human consumption need to be controlled. A lack of control in such a case could potentially result in the prosecution of a human soul.

SAFETY: THE ACHILLES HEEL? Most of the discussions at the recently concluded CII Valves Conference at Mumbai led to a common point— safety. Discussions from eminent panelists and other vox populi revolved around safety. To be true, the safety aspects are indeed a prime concern for the industry. Companies are making innovative products, which would assure the common worker of his safety. “Valve operating conditions and hazards of the line fluid being handled can result in different levels of valve emission performance,” concludes Popa. This should be taken care of and the safety issues should be properly addressed according to the set standards. It is a good sign that companies are not just talking about safety but are also going that extra mile to make sure that their employees breathe in safe air and work in a secure environment. prateek.sur@network18publishing.com


FLUID POWER HYDRAULICS TECH ADVANCES CES

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The electric plane is one of the most innovative inventions of the 20th century. UAVs and Drones have raised the bar to another level. The question that has been frequently asked in this century is whether there is a place for hydraulics in this format of an electric plane. A simple reply to this would indeed be a ‘Yes’, although the role is fast changing. Throughout the latter part of the 20th century, people dreamed of the day when airplanes would be as ubiquitous as automobiles. With the use of electro-hydraulics, now, this dream, as depicted in the show ‘The Jetsons’, is almost a reality. PRATEEK SUR

n a traditional aircraft hydraulic system, there are two main central systems that habitually deliver power from the engines. This is initiated through gearbox-mounted pumps to hydraulic actuators, which are characterised by very high-power density and reliability. If supposedly a main engine pump fails, backup electric motor pumps provide the required power to flight controls. All the critical flight controls are double- or triple-proofed so that there is no power shortage at any point of the flight. Nowadays, some aircraft have a third electric motor pump, which powers the control systems if the primary and secondary motor pumps fail. The present-day aircraft have also evolved in the usage patterns of hydraulics. Rather than having single application hydraulics, flights nowadays have started having centralised hydraulic systems, which require a remarkable amount of tubing. Each such system requires pressure and return lines along with case drain of high quality for the pumps. Many a times, they are triple-proofed in accordance with the three system architecture. In addition, the tubing network extends from the engine nacelles, across the firewall through the pylons into the wheel well, wings, back to the tail and forward to the nose. All of these offer plenty of opportunities for leakage. Hence, to prevent such leakages, a triple check is imperative.

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a reduction in the amount of hydraulic lines in the aircraft. Do not mistake it to be a requirement by airplane operators to reduce the headache of maintenance! On the contrary, it was done to reduce the complexities of the installation. These are now achievable because of the growing ability of electric generation, transmission and actuation technology. This is done by first extracting the power from the engine electrically rather than hydraulically and second, by actuating the various controls and utilities electrically rather than hydraulically. The evolution of the electric motor technology resulted in greater power density electric actuation, which enabled the replacement of hydraulics for some secondary controls (for example, flaps, speed brakes, trimming and steering). This helps lessen the amount of the hydraulic set-ups in the airplane. Today, flight controls are moving from being hydraulic to more electric via the Electro-Hydrostatic Actuators (EHA)—fundamentally hydraulic actuators with their personally committed mini hydraulic power packs. Since there is no scope for error, the connection to a vital central hydraulic network is no longer necessary. Saab, one of the prime defence and aerospace manufacturers across the globe, considers India to play an active part in such avionics. According to Jan Widerström, Chairman, Saab India Technologies Pvt Ltd, “Saab endeavours to reduce manufacturing and production costs by developing, designing and manufacturing state-ofthe-art defence and airplane security systems in India.” Such security systems would require the usage of EHA. A disparity on the EHA topic is to employ a more conservative set of hydraulic actuators for controls. These problems are then eliminated by supplying them from a small, dedicated local hydraulic power pack. The usage of advanced electrics in hydraulics via EHA reduces the degree of open hydraulic piping necessary in

the network. This trend in power extraction from the engines is slowly seeing a tendency of shifting from hydraulic towards electric via electrohydraulics. This would decrease the size and number of engine-driven pumps as well as increase the capacity of electric generators. The generators embedded within engine spools using EHA are the end point of the airplane. However, hydraulic actuators will eventually move the control surfaces for the most challenging applications.

AVIATION BUZZ The latest buzz in aviation is the budding Very Light Jet (VLJ) market. According to a recent study by PMI Media, the UK-based consultants, “In the near future, the VLJ market is estimated to be worth US$2.52 billion.” Six key VLJ programmes are underway,

USES OF HYDRAULIC ACTUATORS Hydraulic actuators are generally used for: Primary flight controls (for example, rudder, elevators, ailerons, and possibly, active flight spoilers) Secondary controls (for example, flaps, slats, speed brakes and trim) Landing gear systems (for example, main & nose wheel extend-retract actuators, steering actuators and wheel brakes) Utilities (for example, passenger & cargo doors and thrust reverser actuators) including the Cessna Citation Mustang (the first to receive FAA certification), Eclipse 500, Embraer P100 and the HondaJet. Every individual wants to have a light jet, which can be used as a day-to-day automobile. One of the foremost candidate platforms in the race to make this dream come true is the Embraer Phenom 100. Hydraulic power is proving to be a big inspiration in the march towards this dream. The

US$2.85-million twinjet is one of the most heavily planned VLJs across the globe. The Phenom 100 is planned to accommodate up to eight occupants and is powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW617F engines, each with 1,615 lb of thrust. With four occupants seated inside, it has a range of 1,160 nautical miles (IFR) or 1,320 nautical miles (VFR) and a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.7. The aircraft is designed for short field takeoff performance and is capable of flying at 41,000 ft. Similar technologies are slowly starting to perforate in India. Saab, being one of the premier companies for the same, is bringing its global expertise to India. Widerström avers, “For Saab, transfer of technology includes not just the technology base for the development of the present product portfolio but also extends the knowledge that enables the receiver to utilise and apply the technologies transferred. Saab believes that the Indian industry has the necessary capability and can absorb state-of-the-art technology for manufacturing world-class products.” Such avionics require a huge amount of investment from the governments of the nations. Nations across the globe need to work hand in hand to bring about such technological advances.

FUTURE PROSPECTS The hydraulics market is going to be one of the most talked about industries in the aerospace and defence sector. Also, the light jet vehicle is going to be one of the most sought after automobiles in the 2030s and hydraulics is a key component of such an establishment. The use of hydro-electric equipment in the present-day control panels of flights will maximise. Probably, in the near future, there will be airplanes, which will fly without pilots for longer distances. The horizon is extensive. Hydraulics, for sure, is going to be a key joining point between the two. prateek.sur@network18publishing.com

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FLUID POWER WATER HYDRAULICS

Putting Water To Work In nature, is there anything that is more closely associated with freshness, purity and cleanliness other than water? Before the 20th century, water served as the medium for hydraulic motion. But somehow, with the usage of oils, the usage of water had reduced. However now, due to economic and environmental forces, water has resurfaced as a prominent hydraulic fluid. Its innate cleanliness, coupled with its long history as a power source, has propelled water back to the forefront to be used as a hydraulic fluid. Water plays a significant role as a power medium. Sometimes used in its pure state or mixed with oil or other additives, water is progressively being seen as a desirable alternative to the conventional hydraulic fluids. Due to this, companies are seeing water hydraulics with renewed interest. Many now identify it as an eco-friendly, non-flammable, inexpensive, clean, readily available and easily disposable hydraulic fluid. PRATEEK SUR

hy use oil in any hydraulic system when water can do the job? This is a question many industry players have not given serious thought to. Since the late 1980s, several companies the world over have come up with products that use water as a hydraulic fluid for a wide variety of applications. Although the preliminary cost of the product is more than the conventional drive systems, by using water, the operating and lifelong costs demonstrate substantial savings and benefits. Many companies have started developing equipment that operate using tap water without any other fluid additives. These products, very often, are also appropriate for operation on technical water and, with consideration, sea water. According to a fluid association expert, “Operating in similar pressure ranges to conventional hydraulics, water systems can offer greater efficiencies, thus reducing operation costs and minimising component size. High linear and rotary power is achieved from compact designs without the risk of fire or contamination to the environment, the product or the person using the equipment. Many a times, the products are designed as per the existing oil hydraulic interfaces, thus ensuring minimal engineering for their interchange ability.” Companies offer a full range

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of components, which are supplied in component or total system form and include customised designs. The advantages of water systems can be identified by: Doing a risk assessment of the system or product driven by water hydraulics

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Comparing it to any conventional drive This technology has been adopted where: Health and safety implications are considered There is a requirement for more eco-friendly components

MAJOR ADVANCEMENTS Water resurfacing as one prime hydraulic fluid has increased the dependability on new design techniques and new materials. Some of these would include ceramics, plastics, metal coatings and sealing compounds. The advancements in the corrosion resistivity have given birth to fluoropolymer coatings, which provide resistance without any porosity. The veneer shelling also gives mechanical toughness, abrasion resistance and self-lubrication. Also, these coatings can easily be applied in heavier thicknesses and, as a result, would not wear out rapidly. According to the expert, “The presentday additives provide lubricity, thus reducing wear, friction, turbulence and heat. Hence, it would not be wrong if we say that they have played a pivotal role in the re-emergence of water hydraulics.”

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WATER HYDRAULICS USAGE Metal Production Companies In the present era, industries use water hydraulics for reducing fire hazards, cutting operating costs, replacing costly conventional fluids in high volume applications, reducing the possibility of contamination of products and finally, address ingcommunity concerns and government regulations regarding the environment. Metal production companies also use water hydraulics for minimising the risk of fire in their high-power systems. Offshore Companies These use water hydraulics for getting higher efficiency in the power transfer on sub-sea systems, single supply umbilical— no return line and losses. Also, they use it because there are no failures due to water ingress and there is no pollution potential for the environment. They also help in non-corrosive construction and no pressure balancing is required for operation at great depths. Food & Beverage Industry This industry prefers water hydraulics as there is no potential contamination to the product and environment. Alongside, there is no health compliance for the user and maintainer. The non-corrosive food compatible construction is another prime use for this sector. Mining Industry The mining industry favours the usage of water hydraulics as it helps eliminate the risk of fire in high-power systems. Also, it helps in using water head as the power source without further energy input. Low maintenance, no oil or seals in the mechanics of the pump are other primary highlights. It also boasts of a compact lightweight design, which helps in atomising water spray for dust suppression and spark arresting. Hydropower Industry The hydropower industry benefits as there is no potential for contamination of the environment. It also helps in using water head as the power source without further energy input. Nuclear Industry The nuclear industry benefits as there is no potential failure due to water ingress. It also helps in removing high the environment. Thus, there is a need to emphasise on deploying water hydraulics. Thanks to water hydraulics, design engineers can now heave a sigh of relief as they would no longer have to deal with concerns related to oil disposals, clean-up, flammability and worker safety. Also, water hydraulics’ remarkable performance characteristics— viz. cleanliness and safety—have promoted its usage in a wider variety of applications.

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disposal cost of fluid and keeps the system unaffected by radiation. It eliminates the potential for contamination of the environment. Humidification Industry The humidification industries use this technique as there is no contamination of the water system by pump lubrication; it requires low maintenance and has a low operating noise level. Also, it has minimal pressure ripple from multiple piston design and has no accumulator. Desalinisation Industry The desalinisation industry gets smooth output flow because of water hydraulics and does not need accumulators. They also have a non-corrosive construction for the highly corrosive fluid. Also, this technique helps in averting contamination of the water system by pump lubrication. Drain System The drain system across the nations requires minimising supply line diameter for energy transfer, which is best supplied by this technology. Also, the single supply connection, which requires no return hose, is best suited due to this technique. This, in turn, helps in ensuring that the water main is not contaminated by the operating fluid. The waterways require power hydraulics, which gets resolved by water as a fluid. This does not contaminate the environment and companies use this technique to build an image of being ‘eco-conscious’ and ‘eco-friendly’. Semi-conductor Industry The semi-conductor industry uses water hydraulics as they operate on technical water. It is highly beneficial as it not only provides a clean environment but also ensures that no product is damaged. Luxury Boats & Swimming Pools Luxury boats also use this technology, as it does not pollute the interior or exterior environment. Also, it is affordable as it requires no purchase, storage or disposal costs. Additionally, the fluid is easily available. Swimming pools use this technology as it does not contaminate the environment and averts failures due to water ingress.

Engineers are in the process of creating a host of newer, faster, more precise and durable components in order to meet the rising requirement for technological advances. Alongside, valve and control technologies continue to get better by the hour. Makers of water hydraulics systems also have embarked upon endeavours to lessen costs and develop a new variety of pumps that would unwind applications in systems that are smaller in size and production capabilities.

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“Even now, many users find that they do not have to wait to realise the advantages of water hydraulics. The inherent cleanliness and low operating costs of water make water hydraulics a viable power medium today. Affordable, reliable, clean, safe and cost-effective water hydraulics is playing an ever expanding role in the world’s industrial scenario,” concludes the expert. prateek.sur@network18publishing.com


HYDRAULICS VS PNEUMATICS FLUID POWER

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What makes hydraulics and pneumatics different from each other? Pneumatics presents a very clean system, appropriate for food manufacturing a and an other processes, which has no risk of contamination. Hydraulics, on the other hand, conta is generally general not used in these situations due to the risk of hydrau hydraulic oil leaks from faulty valves, seals or burst hoses. Although the two greatly differ from each A other and hav have some sectors in common, there still remain some niche sectors where one can never be replaced by th the other.

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ydraulics and pneumatics are two slightly different versions of the same realm where, by using similar techniques, fluid molecules are transmitted via controlled forces to achieve a certain task. Why does pneumatics offer a higher operating speed of its components? Why does hydraulics lift and move heavy loads? Both questions can be easily inter-asked, but there are specific reasons why the two have their niche usages. Talking of the various usages and industry requirements of the two, Narayan Patil, Engineering Manager, Virgo Valves and Controls Ltd, India, says, “Around 80% of the fugitive emissions occur through stem sealing. There is an increasing trend in the industry, demanding stringent emission norms. In ball valves, where the temperature is below 2000C, it is easier to achieve stringent emission norms because of the wide variety of seal materials available. In cases

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where the temperature is higher than 2000C, the choice of sealing materials is limited, say, for instance, in graphite.” The more the usage of proper valves and pumps in hydraulics and pneumatics, the better would be the profitability of the company and lesser would be the damage caused to the environment.

COMMONALITIES & DIFFERENCES Hydraulic and pneumatic systems use two common actuators: cylinders to generate linear force and motors to create rotational force. If need be, these actuators can be exchanged with their ‘colleagues’, albeit with a cutback in pressure for pneumatics if being used in a hydraulic system. The basic difference that the two systems have is in the medium of transmission. Pneumatics, as the name suggests, uses air as the force broadcasting medium, whereas hydraulics uses liquid to transmit force. The masses, in general, describe

both the mediums as fluid. Hydraulic fluid would be a more appropriate term for hydraulics, but calling it a pneumatic fluid is also correct. According to the basic science, liquid and gas are fluids and each of them takes the shape of the container and their molecules flow freely amongst one another. The practical difference between the two systems is defined by the characteristics of a gas as compared to the characteristics of a liquid. Air is compressible, oil is not. In reality, oil compresses at the rate of half per cent per thousand PSI, which is almost negligible. Although for the sake of simplicity, we say that oil is incompressible. On the contrary, air is not only compressible but also elastic. It can thin itself out and be at a pressure lower than what is in the atmosphere, and then spring back to a state of equilibrium to ambient pressure. In a hydraulic system, fluid or, to

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NICHE USAGES Pneumatics proffers an extremely clean, unsoiled and spot-free system, which is appropriate for food manufacturing and other processes where any leakages can lead to the risk of contamination. On the other hand, hydraulics is usually not used in such environments. In hydraulics, there is always a risk of hydraulic oil leaks from defective valves, seals or burst hoses. Pneumatics allows fast movement of cylinders. They also have a plus point in terms of being available in varied sizes, especially very small sizes. Pneumatics offers a higher operating speed of its components chiefly because of the air compressor flow rates. The air, as a fluid, is very nimble and can gush through pipes rapidly without difficulty and with little opposition. On the other hand, hydraulic oil is a viscous substance and needs more energy to move. In pneumatics, cylinders and valves can abandon their compressed air straight into the atmosphere when they need to vary direction or change their state swiftly, whereas in hydraulics, the oil must be routed back to the reservoir. Pneumatics does not have the probable force that hydraulics can give. So, whenever there is a need to lift heavy loads or move heavy weights, pneumatics is rarely the preferred choice and hydraulics scores here. This is because hydraulics can effortlessly lift and move loads owing to the fact that hydraulic oil is not compressible. As compared to pneumatics, air can become jerky and spongy as the air pressure fluctuates with cylinder movement or load changes. Talking about space required and the installation cost, a much larger pneumatic cylinder would be required to get the same force that a hydraulic ram can produce. In terms of energy costs, hydraulics is more affordable than pneumatics. The sole reason for this is the amount of energy lost through heat production while compressing air.

be specific, oil maintains the same fluid consistency. Under many such circumstances, these patterns are predictable. A hydraulic system can get spongy only if there are air bubbles trapped in the oil. Otherwise, in all cases, oil will flow smoothly. The oil will always be hydrostatically in and flow swiftly through all accessible areas of the hydraulic system.

WHO IS THE BEST? No system can be termed the best or better than others; however, a particular system can be ‘more suitable for a specific purpose’. Some day-today examples are best to explain such a scenario. Car tyres are pneumatic just because they are full of air; air is compressible and thus used. If a car tyre is filled with hydraulic fluid (which is incompressible), it would not only dramatically increase the weight of the tyres (and hence increase the relative tread-wear) but also make

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them hard, decreasing their ability to absorb shock. This would defeat many objects in the design of car tyres! On the contrary, the rams on a digger or crane are hydraulic. They need to be filled with something that is not compressible in order to fulfill their function. If it were to fill the rams on a digger with air, the arm would bounce up and down like a yo-yo! Also, at the pressures required by these systems, air would quickly leak from the seals, regardless of how tight they were. Hydraulic fluid, being far more viscous than air does not leak under the same conditions. According to an industry expert, “Orthodoxically, pneumatic systems are employed where an assured quantity of ‘play’ or ‘give’ is necessary or where the loss of fluid would be undesirable (for example, in air power tools). Hydraulic systems are used when extremely great pressure is needed to move something. Hydraulic systems are also easier to control and regulate due to their ability

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to retain pressure indefinitely.” There are many uses for both hydraulic and pneumatic systems, but because both types have specific roles, it is not appropriate to say that one system is better than the other.

GRAND FINALE The resulting differences—in a nutshell—are that pneumatic systems are quick, as they flow molecules with little resistance through valves and actuators. Because of the difficulties in compressing and controlling air, pressure is limited to 150 PSI on the upper end of the pneumatic spectrum. On the flipside, hydraulic systems can pack atoms together at pressures upwards of 10,000 PSI, and can smoothly move gargantuan loads with ease. However, the mass of oil itself makes it more difficult to move around, causing backpressure-related problems from excessive flow through all the passages, orifices and drillings of a hydraulic system. Air systems can see problems related to backpressure, but the result in that is just reduced flow because of reduced ‘potential’. “Hydraulic oil does not compress. So, if a pump is flowing, it has to flow somewhere—all of it. Energy can be wasted just in the process of flowing, even before any useful work is achieved,” adds the industry expert. The other differentiating factor between hydraulics and pneumatics is the cost. An entire pneumatic system can be purchased for the price of a hydraulic pump, and although there can be a large economical disparity, there is a need to consider how much mass needs to be moved and in how much time. Companies may find the money to force output ratio the same for either method of motivation. Hence, it is always better to first know how much mass needs to be moved before finalising on the cheapest medium that can handle the volume. prateek.sur@network18publishing.com


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124 INDUSTRY DYNAMICS Industrial Automation: The Binding Glue 126

ONE Q MANY VIEWS How Does Industrial Automation Impact Manufacturing?

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CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING New-age Innovations To The Rescue

142 OPPORTUNITIES, EXPECTATION & TRENDS Manufacturing Is Not Enough, Smart Manufacturing Is

144 FUTURE PROSPECTS Charting Progressive Growth

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utomation is considered as ‘the creation and application of technology to monitor and control the production and delivery of products and services’. In the context of industrial production, automation is a step beyond mechanisation. While mechanisation provided human operators with machinery to assist them with the muscular requirements of work, automation greatly reduces the need for human sensory and mental

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WHY GO IN FOR AUTOMATION? Automation makes manufacturing less dependent on manpower. But the drive to automate is not merely the lack of skilled manpower. The demands of modern day production, especially high-volume activity, necessitate mechanisation and its associated intelligence. Automation imparts that intelligence through its three main

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Binding Glue ‘Industrial Automation’ (referred to as the wider term that encompasses machine automation, process automation and energy automation) is the glue that binds plant, people and processes for better productivity and profitability. Automation is a way to convert strategies into flawless execution. When system engineering and automation technologies synergise to change the face of manufacturing, companies can reach unprecedented levels of performance and flexibility.

AUTOMATION JOBS Jobs involving repetitive movements (like welding) Jobs involving high precision (like in assembly operations) Jobs requiring higher forces at frequent intervals (like lifting of components and placing them correctly) Jobs involving unsafe operations for humans (like operations near furnace doors, in poisonous gases) Jobs involving quality to be maintained to the highest levels (like gluing operations—an error here will have a car windshield glass leaking in the rain!) constituents, namely, sensors, analysers and actuators. Any machine that relies on automated sensing, analysis and actuation is inherently suitable for doing all types of jobs. In all automation operations, intelligent machines (or robots) perform far better as they do not feel fatigue and do not lose concentration, accuracy, etc. In addition, they will function over longer durations continuously with much overall efficiency.

PASSION FOR INNOVATION: A MUST As production lines work faster and with minimal stop during changeovers, safety and sustainability also acquire prominence. The developed economies have mastered the art and science of deploying industrial automation technologies in process, factory, electrical, robotics, machine vision, material handling systems, sensors and many more fields. It is time we reinvent our relationship with emerging technologies, and fuel the passion for continuous innovation. Indian engineering and manufacturing need to add value in many areas, in particular, boost productivity per person employed, so that we make the concept of frugal engineering

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and lean manufacturing count in the marketplace.

But the key in cost optimising the overall project is to be in a position to work with the local suppliers, as it THE BENCHMARKS… helps in strengthening the ecosystem There are several benchmarks we must over the entire project lifecycle. Local cross to enhance global acceptance line builders, in turn, have their task for our manufactured products, but cut out. Their customers are becoming one essential change that more demanding in terms is needed is ‘real-time’ of price, performance, Automation imparts intelligence through its three main management of assets. The reliability and support. constituents, namely, sensors, analysers and actuators. ‘real-time’ way of thinking, This obviously calls Any machine that relies on automated sensing, analysis and engineering and managing for processes, which actuation is inherently suitable for doing all types of jobs. production is an art well are high speed, high known to automation engineers, so a that the costs of development are accuracy and responsive to different meeting ground of machine designers, continuously increasing. It is also a scenarios. Traditionally, mechanical, users and automation suppliers is fact that future demands cannot be electrical and software elements of quite in order. As the debate of all predicted today, and therefore, the manufacturing machines have been automation costs vis-à-vis the cost of design has to be such that it supports strictly separated and developed labour transforms to value creation modifications and improvements. At in a rigid sequence. Today, these based on increased levels of quality, safety, reliability, repeatability, etc., WHAT WE NEED TO ASK OURSELVES? the role of operators, technicians, The plant operations phase is relatively easier to monitor and manage as engineers and managers will also measurement metrics can be put in place for direct assessment of efficiency. But undergo a change. Old skills will no here again, there are lessons being learnt by machine makers, line builders and longer suffice. New skills will get owners of large plants. Enhanced real-time visibility of manufacturing operations created. What we are witnessing is with key parameters and ability to drill down to shop floor is vital for operational an evolutionary cycle with humankind assessment. Apart from routine operations, it is essential that the management delivering a lot more innovations. has an overview of the entire factory. The methods of shift reports and daily reports People need to acknowledge this are no longer sufficient in days of smart phones and satellite connectivity. and align accordingly. Acting as a Standardisation of bus systems, communication protocols and the look & feel of catalyst in this direction is the India HMI screens and tags would enable this aspect. The common thought that most Automation Technology Fair (IATF) people have is: “We have enough reports maintained, so what’s new in 2013. IATF will provide state-ofinformation?” But a few introspective questions such as the ones mentioned below the-art demonstration and focused by the executives will provide the missing link: Is the information coming in as an alert or analysis in real time and available workshops for engineers, managers before the problem grows, or is it a postmortem of issues being discussed in a and operating heads to experience review meeting? world-class automation solutions.

RELEVANCE OF THE AUTOMATION SECTOR IN INDIA’S BUSINESS SUCCESS The role of industrial automation has evolved significantly beyond the control function. It is morphing from measurement and control to include asset management. The purpose of asset management is to focus on improving operational efficiency of the production lines, downtime reduction and increasing returns from the assets. Plant assets need to be managed in three phases, namely, creation, operation and disposal. During the creation phase, care is taken to ensure

that just adequate assets are created for the immediate requirements. In this complex and ‘evolutive’ environment, industries must have the capability and tools to get things right the first time in order to respond to each & every market change. It is known

In terms of operator or supervisor empowerment, is the authenticity and periodicity good enough for the executive to take timely decision? Is it mapped scientifically to the designed parameters and its basis, so that you can make a meaningful operations decision?

the same time, servicing of earlier versions is also important. Therefore, the tools and the development process must support this with revision control systems, simulation, online testing, etc. The tool also helps to perform parallel development and subsequent integration. Modern simulation tools, allow evaluation of market scenarios to aid in optimising control system and machinery specs, layout and investment.

disciplines are merging into a more integrated mechatronic approach. This not only paves the way for a more efficient parallel development but also simplifies the coordination between mechanical, electrical and software engineers. Anup Wadhwa, Director, Automation Industry Association (AIA) Email: director@aia-india.org

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How does industrial automation Industrial automation brings a sense of completion to every sector. It’s no wonder automotive, oil & gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, energy or general manufacturing. No in this sector becomes a necessity for the other sectors in a few years. Industry experts PRATEEK SUR

Today, when enterprises envision having an adaptive manufacturing environment, the machinery, automation, IT assets and strategy must be kept contemporary, to deliver to new synchronised business environments. The well structured industry players have already embraced automation as a proven enabler of global competitiveness and sustainable growth. Synchronising production to market demand and driving manufacturing excellence will be the key differentiators. We expect the automotive, energy, general manufacturing, oil & gas, pharma and consumer packaged goods sectors to mature further and adopt information-driven manufacturing comprising digital manufacturing, manufacturing operations management and operational intelligence in a big way. This will not only assist business executives to develop insights into the gaps between design & existing running conditions but will also improve manufacturing effectiveness.

Disposal of plant equipment has to be done rationally and holistically, as it must significantly improve the overall line efficiency and throughput. The realm of industrial automation is no longer limited to machine, energy and environmental control. In order to benefit from industrial automation, it is essential to develop a holistic view of implementing automation in the entire production process rather than implementing it only for a single purpose such as safety, energy efficiency or environmental regulations. Bhaskar Mandal, Executive Vice President & Head Of Industrial Sector, Siemens Ltd

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The role of analytical thinking and communication can be delegated to every machine sensor, PLC and HMI. Not everything needs to be concentrated at the central level. The demand for high-speed computing & high ruggedisation is growing significantly and we are extremely conscious of conforming to the exacting tropical climate in India. One of the big aggregates of India’s employed and self-employment sector is the SME sector; Indian SMEs are expected to be major contributors to forging, plastics and precision engineering. The challenge here is to adopt a global vision; only then will one upgrade talent, employ skilled resources and invest for quality, sustainability and continuity of supplies. Short-term success in terms of price and delivery agreements may no longer be adequate to earn a place in the global supply chain. And automation investments have to be made part of capability building, else the virtuous cycle will not manifest!

A good understanding of the manufacturing strategy and production line features is a critical foundation. Automation is a way to convert strategies into flawless execution. In early adoption, we find customers and suppliers blaming each other for ‘what is not working’. Mature companies, however, think through their processes at a much deeper level. They work concurrently on several areas, minimising the risk of breakdowns and non-conformances. That ensures proper attention towards an automation system strategy and selection of hardware and software components. When system engineering and automation technologies synergise to change the face of manufacturing, companies can reach unprecedented levels of performance and flexibility. This decade is being called as the manufacturing intelligence decade, because machine design, computing power and human-machine interface will unleash a lot of competitiveness and innovation. The challenge for the industry is to attract a lot more talent and find ways to nurture and grow that talent.

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impact manufacturing? then that automation always finds a mention in every other sector—be it sector can work without industrial automation and so, any innovation done offer their perspective on the sector’s problems, solutions, expectations…

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Predictive intelligence offers early insight into problems, thereby ensuring high availability at a lower cost, which, in turn, translates into sustainability.

Key Sectors The key sectors, which are major consumers of industrial pumps, include water handling/sewage treatment, oil & refineries, and power with a market size of 35%, 45% and 20% respectively. Demand Trends The demand for fluid power determines the entire economic situation of the countr y. Thus, the problem of demand and supply of machine-building hydraulic components must be regarded along with the level of economic development (and its dynamics) represented by the GDP volume and growth rates as well as the state of machinery in the given countr y.

Dr Amit Paithankar, MD, Emerson Process Management India

India, along with China, is quickly advancing in the field of automation. India’s reliance on automation for power plants, refineries, chemical and metal production is substantially growing. Today, India, like many highly industrialised countries, is looking to improve the quality of its products while providing consumers more choices. Present day consumers are very marketconscious and understand their requirements better than before. Automation is needed to enhance process safety and plant availability as well as to efficiently use limited energy resources and try to be as sustainable as possible. Automation provides a single solution for achieving quality as well as environmental balance. Apart from this, growing interface, optimisation, quality control and product tracking are a few advantages that India has now estimated to receive from higher automation controls. The most convincing fact is that, whether it is the oil & gas customers, power customers, food and beverage customers, their thinking process is as advanced as anybody else’s thinking process today all over the world. Globalisation has led to a lot more homogeneity in the aspirations of the people.

Future Plans The domestic industry today is looking for overseas opportunities and quite a few have also made a good impact in the international scenario.

The levels of automation in India range from 3% to 4% of the Capex of an automotive plant. In developed countries, it ranges from 11% to 18%. In China—a high-volume, low-cost manufacturing country—the automation level ranges from 6% to 7%. This is the level, which India’s future plants could reach in the next 2–3 years, i.e., the total auto capex in India in 2011 = ~ `20,884 crore and the total auto capex in India by 2016 = ~ `41,000 crore. So, the automation market in automotive sector is expected to quadruple from `750 crore in 2011 to more than `3,000 crore in 2016. Nitin Nair, Chief Manager, Automotive Industry Initiatives, Siemens Ltd

prateek.sur@network18publishing.com With inputs provided by Automation Industry Association (AIA)

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on’ble Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had said: “Young population is an asset only if it is educated, skilled and finds productive employment. If this were to happen, our objective of realising India’s potential to grow at 10% or more per annum for a substantial period of time can become a reality.” Undoubtedly, India is a fast developing economy. However,

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While there are vocational education and training systems to educate students on the nitty-gritty of the subject, there is a need for institutions that can mould these students into the skilled workforce of tomorrow. The government has realised that the system is not able to appropriately respond to the labour market’s needs. A key issue here is understanding what reforms/interventions are required to improve the effectiveness of the

an instrument to improve the effectiveness and contribution of labour to the overall production. It is as an important ingredient to push the production possibility frontier outward and to take the growth rate of the economy to a higher trajectory. Skill building could also be seen as an instrument to empower the individual and improve his/her social acceptance or value. While industrial automation is the perfect blend of all these factors,

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Expertise Levels The present era’s competitive world demands trained, certified and skilled manpower to address the challenges of growth while converting this growth into opportunities. And the industrial automation industry is no exception. India has one of the youngest populations in the world and a very large pool of young English-speaking people. Therefore, it has the potential to meet the needs of other countries while catering to its own demand for skilled manpower. Paradoxically, most industries in India are presently struggling with the scarcity of skilled labour. Although over 40 million people are registered in employment exchanges, only 0.2 million actually find jobs. It is high time companies focus on the existing strategic and implementation models of skills development, both in India and across the globe. difficulties have led the government to conclude that far more needs to be done to generate more employment opportunities for the masses and thus enable them to not only participate in the benefits of growth but also contribute to it. In order to help make this a reality, there is a need to equip the workforce with adequate training and education. Industrial automation is one sector in India that requires only skilled labour.

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system. On one hand, India faces the future with its changing realities; and on the other, it must deal with the nature of its established traditions and structures. Industrial automation is one such sector, which entwines both of them together to provide a better future in the making—only the skill set has to be honed.

what remains to be seen is ‘Is the nation addressing the issue of bettering the skills of labours working in this sector properly?’ The answer to this question would certainly clarify doubts regarding the complaints that the industrial automation industries get regarding mishandling of equipment.

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on skill building or skill development have to make better and swift decisions Board (NSDCB) has taken upon in India is derived from the changing to garner additional response from their itself the task of coordinating the skill demographic profiles in India vis-à-vis workforce. In addition, the government development efforts of a large number China, Western Europe, and North has established NSDC in PPP mode of central ministries/departments America. These changing demographic to facilitate the setting up of large, and states. The National Skill profiles indicate that India has a unique high-quality, for-profit vocational Development Corporation (NSDC) 20–25 years’ window of opportunity institutions. It also aims to set up 1,500 has geared itself up for preparing called ‘demographic dividend’.” The new ITIs and 5,000 skill development comprehensive action plans and demographic dividend fundamentally centres across the country as well a activities, which would promote Public occurs due to two factors—declining National Vocational Qualification Private Partnership (PPP) models birth rates and improvement in life Framework (NVQF) for affiliations and for financing skill development. The expectancy. The declining birth rate accreditation in vocational, educational industrial automation sector needs to changes the age distribution and makes and training systems. There are many gear up for the challenges. It needs for a smaller proportion of population industrial automation companies, who a strict disciplinary code of conduct, in the dependent ages and for relatively have started partnering with these which would help industries come up larger share in the productive labour skill development institutions so that with better and more efficient plans. force. The result is a low dependency they can harness the maximum profit The industrial automation sector ratio, which can provide the economy from them and better the worth of has to keep in mind that it is not a comparative cost advantage and their employees. Nonetheless, many just the government, they too also competitiveness. The ‘demographic companies are still averse to spending a need to change their attitude towards dividend’ accounts for India having great deal on such processes. improving their skills. the world’s youngest workforce with Realising the need for skilled THE PRESENT SCENARIO a median age way below that of manpower, private sector entities are The current education system does China and Organisation for Economic taking several initiatives to contribute not focus on training young people Co-operation and Development effectively to the government’s in employable skills that can provide (OECD) countries. “Alongside this endeavours. Across business sectors, them with employment opportunities. window of opportunity for India, the companies and industry associations global economy is expected are not only boosting their In the current framework, the Labour & Employment Ministry to witness a skilled in-house training facilities, has been running various schemes and has set up industrial manpower shortage to the but are also taking steps to training institutions across the country. extent of around 56 million make potential employees In the present day, a large section of by 2020. Thus, the ‘demographic job-ready before they join organisations. India’s labour force has outdated skills. dividend’ in India needs to be exploited FUTURE NEEDS FOR DEEDS And with the current and expected not only to expand the production Industrial automation companies economic growth, this challenge is possibility frontier but also to meet the should focus on the inherent talent going to get tougher since over 75% of skilled manpower requirements of in among the workers; they should ensure the new job opportunities are expected India and abroad,” the report adds. that the workers are skilled and there to be skill based. In the industrial THE PROGRESS SO FAR… is no other mishandling and misuse automation sector, the better the skill To reap the advantages of of equipment. The faster the industry of the employee, the more would be ‘demographic dividend’, the 11th adopts automation, the faster the work the employee’s market value, as the Five Year Plan favoured the creation will get done. This, in turn, would skills set the employee apart from the of a comprehensive National Skill translate into swifter and easier tasks others in the league. According to an E&Y report, Development Mission (NSDM). The for workers and allow companies to “The government is emphasising on Prime Minister’s National Council focus more on other aspects such as upgrading people’s skills by providing on Skill Development has spelt out expansion plans. Also, workers who them vocational education and training. policy advice and direction in the do not find applicability here can be It has formulated the National Policy on form of ‘Core Principles’ and has transferred to the other plant due to Skill Development and set a target for given a Vision to create 500 million this expansion. This would help create providing skills to 500 million people by skilled people by 2022 through the skilled manpower and additional job 2022.” The industrial automation sector skill systems (which must have a high opportunities for the working class. would also have various stakeholders degree of inclusivity). The National prateek.sur@network18publishing.com involved in this process. They would Skill Development Coordination

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network analysis of cross-community affiliations, other companies should demonstrate that there must be a paradoxical relationship between cooperation and competition. More precisely, companies should inform their employees about how there can be a dual relationship between value creation and value capture respecting exploration and exploitation. According to R Balamurali, Chief System Engineer, Mill & Turn CNC Engineering Works, “There are many case studies in the market, which emphasise on the dynamics between knowledge stocks (knowledge alignment, narrowing and deepening) produced by collaborative standard setting and innovation. Such case studies also help employees shed light on an evolutional relationship between the exploration of assets and innovation. Such use of cases from one firm for the general betterment of others would help each firm exploit activities in the market. Companies should derive

Over the past few decades, some innovations in industrial automation, in terms of PLC, DCS & SCADA, have helped the sector witness gradual growth—functions which will be embedded in the hardware and software in future. However, the real growth surge will come from totally new directions. The future of industrial automation seems to be laden with new-age innovations, which would help user industries reduce their workload manifold. They would be able to optimally utilise their workforce and maximise their profits.

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here is a research tradition in the economics of standards, which addresses standards wars, antitrust concerns or positive externalities from standards. Recent research has also dealt with the process characteristics of standardisation, de facto standardsetting consortia and intellectual property concerns in the technology specification or implementation phase. Nonetheless, there are no studies that analyse capabilities, comparative industry dynamics or incentive structures sufficiently in the context of standard

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setting. For any industry, minimising input costs and maximising profits is what matters the most. The key to achieve these is better innovations and R&D. Spending on innovation would automatically place a company ahead in the race with its contemporaries.

WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE? Any company should address the characteristics of collaborative research and standard-setting as a new mode of deploying assets beyond motivations well-known from R&D consortia or market alliances. On the basis of any company’s case study in the market for industrial automation technology, which is also a descriptive

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standard-setting capabilities from an empirical analysis of membership structures, policies and incumbent firm characteristics in selected, but leading, user organisations.” Companies need to work together on innovation and share it with each other. The more a company innovates, the smoother would be its operations.

IF DONE, THEN… The results of such mutual sharing and innovation have been phenomenal. The market for industrial automation technology is characterised by collaboration on standards, hightechnology influences of other industries and network effects on


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standards. Further, system integrators user industries. M2M & pervasive MEMS APPLICATIONS USAGE play a decisive role in value creation Internet are all terms that point to in the customer-specific business case. the advent of enabling technologies MEMS applications are used in: Standard-setting activities appear to for networking products and devices. Washing Machines: Vibration be loosely coupled to the products Visionary product manufacturers and sensors for load imbalance offered in the market. Elaborating service companies are already using Cars: Accelerometers (air bags), further, Balamurali adds, “Core embedded computing and networking roll sensors, ABS leaders in world standards in industrial technologies to deliver smart, remotely Vacuums: Dirt sensors automation own a variety of assets and monitor-able goods that will support Microwave Ovens: Strain gauges for food weight are affiliated to many standard-setting entirely new modes of customerHome Theatre, Cell Phones, Ear communities rather than exclusively interaction and service delivery. Thermometers, Stud Finders, To this, Hariharan avers, “M2M is being committed to a few standards. Inkjet Printers, Game Pads for a technology that allows both wireless Industrial automation industries need Video Games, Disk Drives, and wired systems to communicate to keep these standards in mind Robotics, Projection Displays, etc. with other devices of the same ability. while designing any new software or M2M uses a device (such as a sensor hardware. Furthermore, their R&D or meter) to capture an event (such Commenting on the same, G ratios outperform those of peripheral as temperature, inventory level, etc.), Hariharan, Chief Executive, Integrated members and experience in standardwhich is relayed through a network Technologies, says, “MEMS is setting processes can be assumed. (wireless, wired or hybrid) to an the integration of a number of Standard-setting communities specify application (software programme), micro components on a single chip, common core concepts as the basis that translates the captured event into which allows the micro system to for the development of each member’s meaningful information (for example, sense and control the environment. proprietary products, complementary items need to be restocked). RealThe components typically include technologies and industrial services.” From a knowledge-based perspective, time systems will give way to complex microelectronic integrated circuits, the targeted disclosure of certain adaptive systems and multi-processing.” known as the ‘brains’, ‘sensors’, which knowledge can be used to achieve high provides the ‘senses’ to the ‘nervous WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLDS? innovation returns through systemic system’, and actuators that are the The future belongs to nanotech, wireless products that add proprietary features ‘hands’ and ‘arms’. Better handling of and complex adaptive systems. Major to open standards. Finally, the interplay the software or hardware is another new software applications between exploitation and will be in wireless sensors exploration respecting the Companies need to work together on innovation and share it deployment of standard- with each other. The more a company innovates, the smoother and distributed peer-topeer networks, such as the setting capabilities linked would be its operations. tiny operating systems in to cooperative, prewireless sensor nodes, and the software competitive processes leads to an prime criterion that has to be kept in that allows nodes to communicate with evolution in common technology mind before any company launches a each other as a larger complex adaptive owned and exploited by the standardproduct in the market.” system. These need to be incorporated setting community as a particular kind All these new technologies need to in the industrial automation sector, of innovation ecosystem. be abjectly checked by the companies which would equally benefit all the before they get to the market. The NEW TECHNOLOGY DIRECTIONS industries. If there is any innovation in user industries need to check the uses Industrial automation can and will the industrial automation sector, then and help manufacturing companies to generate explosive growth with that would, for sure, percolate to the better the product. This may be done technology related to new inflection other industrial sectors. So, companies even after the product is launched in points like nanotechnology and should be eager to spend on R&D and the market. Companies can amend nanoscale assembly systems; Microinnovations; it is only then that this the product according to the user Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) sector would benefit from the other specifications. and nanotech sensors (tiny, lowsectors. Innovation and technology MEMS applications are growing power, low-cost sensors), which can can and will reestablish growth in fast. 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echnology has become the name of the game with many companies veering towards becoming technology centric. The better the technology, the higher are its adoption and usage chances in companies. In a lot of industries— from automotive assembly to food processing to oil refining—industrial

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input signal chain are amplifiers, multiplexers, isolators and Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs). Accuracy, drift, noise rejection and processing speed are all critical characteristics in these systems. And system requirements for accuracy, bandwidth and input range dictate the selection of not only the choice of signal chain components but

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In the present era, competition is getting fiercer by the day. In such a scenario, is there any point in wasting time and money on inflexible, custom and one-off automation systems? Consequently, companies are coming up with requirements for innovative technologies via which the work can be considerably reduced to an amount where profits can be maximised with minimum input costs. This would be possible only when the problems faced by industries are addressed properly using new-age automation technologies. It is with the help of these technologies that the workload can be reduced and workers can heave a sigh of relief. process control applications require solutions to meet the growing demand for feature-rich, high-performance and highly reliable semiconductor components. The increase in sensor and actuator usage has resulted in tighter control of open and closed loop processes, leading to improved systems for asset management,

and feedback mechanisms to monitor and control machine or systems interactions by collecting, storing and analysing data. Acquiring data from sensors involves precision measurement and processing of analogue variables, such as voltages and currents, where there is a need to often sense small changes. Typical devices used in the

also power supply components. A Digital Signal Processing (DSP) or microcontroller is commonly used to process the digital signals for display or analysis. Once process data has been appropriately conditioned and digitised, an appropriate action— which occurs in the output signal chain—normally takes place.

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A response is fed into a Digital to Analog Converter (DAC), which can control or manipulate the appropriate actuator, pump, or valve, or simply transmit data over the 4–20 mA control loop, depending on the desired result. If the system resides in a harsh industrial environment, safety measures require not only an isolation barrier that prevents ground loops but operation that is intrinsically safe as well. Isolation devices are used to protect against high voltages or currents caused by line surges, which can introduce noise, degrade measurements and even destroy system components.

PROBLEMS FACED IN AUTOMATION PROJECTS Rapid product development cycles Flexible manufacturing needs, short lead times Shrinking budgets in product development and engineering Highly specialised skills needed to cope with exploding requirements and technology Dependency on third-party integrators and developers to meet automation objectives Difficulty in capturing the data and using it in the cloud/ERP to make data-driven decisions.

CHALLENGES ENCOUNTERED The automation industry finds applicability in almost all the sectors. The primary contribution of automation in construction is the development of a comprehensive, multidimensional analysis of costs and benefits associated with a specific robotic application. As SMS Elattar, Architecture Department, Faculty of Engineering, Fayoum University, explained, “It is important to analyse success through technical and economic feasibility. The technical feasibility is determined by an ergonomic evaluation of individual steps taken to accomplish the given work task, and by analysis of the requirements for robot control and process monitoring.” The economic feasibility, which is perceived to be the decisive factor in the market success of the proposed robotic systems, is determined by the analysis of the costs and benefits associated with their development and field implementation. In contrast, “a robotic system that would operate with no need for detailed pre-planning would be less technologically demanding and may, therefore, be easily developed during the early stages of robotics integration into the construction field. The ‘Sense and Act’ process can probably eliminate the need for high accuracy when positioning the robot at its workstation—a fact that

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saves time and leads to the system’s greater economic feasibility. Some researchers attempted to increase the autonomy level of robots by enabling them to map their environments and independently navigate through them. Although construction sites are characterised by inaccurate geometries, numerous obstacles, etc., the mapping and navigation methods may be adapted to it. Such navigation methods are expected to deal with these difficulties and succeed in achieving accurate enough results. Researchers and developers of autonomous robots have attempted to solve the problem of adjusting the robot to its environment by developing automatic mapping and self-positioning methods. The robot then autonomously navigates from one workstation to another,” added Elattar. This would reduce the user’s work manifold and help the company significantly save. This degree of accuracy is sufficient for tasks that do not require contact with the treated element (for instance, spraying). However, tasks that involve precise placing of elements (like block laying and tiling) require a mapping accuracy of 2–3 mm, as well as the utilisation of well-controlled end-tools. Elattar continued, “Yet, it is clear that these methods are not likely to conform to the accuracy requirements

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of many construction tasks. Moreover, even when correct positioning of the robot is assumed, accuracy of the robot’s arm, or even that of the interpretation of its environment, is not sufficiently reliable.” The accuracy of the manipulator’s moves may vary from cycle to cycle due to variations in the load at the arm’s end and in the arm configuration.

OPEN-ENDED DEBATE... This discussion is unending as there are several problems that go beyond the realm of these pages. The solutions on one side can be a few common ones. Robots are increasingly involved in construction operations to maintain highly accurate actions and to reduce hazardous risks achieving improved control and safety. Automated construction can be further developed to include design, engineering and maintenance of existing & planned structures. The ‘sense-and-act’ may indeed become a reality in the development of more advanced robotic systems for construction applications. Real-time planning is commonly employed in tasks that require the robot to contend with uncertainties and undefined environments. Efforts should be paid to convince professionals in building management to look into the possibility of integrating robotics and building automation together to improve the quality of services for modern intelligent buildings. All new ideas for automation or robotising on the building site have to be generated by a combination of new designs, new forms and new materials that meet the requirements for building. However, many problems in construction engineering cannot be fully addressed through optimisation and computation. With intelligence activities such as generalisation, analysis and decisionmaking for multi-objectives, there can be a better understanding of the construction engineering problem. prateek.sur@network18publishing.com


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lthough automation is often identified as a major culprit in industrial accidents, in most cases, the problems result from inappropriate application and not the commonly blamed culprit— over-automation. According to this view, operations would be improved either with a more appropriate form of automation or by removing some existing automation. The current automatic systems have an intermediate level of intelligence that tends to maximise difficulties. This leads to design. It is essential to examine the entire

the ability to interact with a device and know the process better, distributed intelligence and reduced cost per function…this would mean that the communication between the user and the interfaces should be standard, i.e., the manufacturer and the end user should both be working on the same platform so that they get easy access to each others’ layouts and designs. Some new-age devices include: New age valves have a computerised version and also retain the age old traditional format Harts with value device parameters. These would have to

The industrial automation sector projects immense opportunities for user industries. While the expectations of the companies have to be ideally addressed by the industry, there is also a need to gauge and react promptly to the trends that would follow in the future. Therefore, the industrial automation companies would have to work hand in hand with the user industry, keep in mind their points of view and design the software and hardware according to their specifications.

WHAT DOES THE INDUSTRY NEED? In the backdrop of fierce global competition among all players, companies need to improve productivity to stay ahead. In order to stay ahead in the race, there is a need to maximise the production. However, the more the production, the more

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workers and customers. Additionally, companies need to deliver flexibly, better and more—these can be achieved only when the company is ready to shell out more bucks in the department of innovation and R&D. Also, there is a need to reduce the expenditure and make the processes more economical and ecological. Finally, there should be a focus on capital spending and improving asset utilisation.

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be linked to the systems using PLCs, etc. New field busses would add more values to the systems as they would be multi-variable High-resolution transfer of data would help in the betterment of diagnostic data Quality signal would help better the status of the decentralised functions and the distributed control. These are also bidirectional and therefore, there would be asset optimisation with better graphics.

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system, which comprises the equipment, crew, social structure, learning and training, cooperative activity and overall goals of the task. Analysis and remedies that look at isolated segments are apt to lead to local, isolated improvements, but they may also create new problems and difficulties at the system level. Too often, the implementation of some new ‘improved’ automatic system, warning signal, retraining or procedure is actually a sign of poor overall design (had a proper system level analysis been performed, there may have been a different solution).

INDUSTRY EXPECTATIONS Automation has found increased acceptance in the industry, especially in the high-risk industry. However, it is often blamed for causing harm and increasing the chances of human error when a failure occurs. So, the expectation is not the presence of automation; rather, its inappropriate design. The expectation is that the


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operations under normal operating conditions are performed appropriately, but there is inadequate feedback and interaction with humans who must control the overall conduct of the task. When the situations exceed the capabilities of the automatic equipment, inadequate feedback creates difficulties for the human controllers. The expectation is that automation is at an intermediate level of intelligence. While it is powerful enough to take charge and perform tasks that were formerly done manually, it is not intelligent enough to handle all abnormalities. Moreover, its level of intelligence is insufficient to provide continual, appropriate feedback—an aspect that occurs naturally among human operators. This is the source of the current problems. To meet this expectation, automation should either be made less or more intelligent. The overall message is that it is possible to reduce error through appropriate design considerations. Appropriate design should assume the existence of error. It should continually provide feedback and interact with operators in an effective manner. In a nutshell, what is needed is a soft, compliant technology; not a rigid, formal one.

OTHER OPEN FRONTIERS Companies should focus more on the methods rather than on the implementation. They should bring mathematical assumptions and physical reality closer and should extend hybrid optimisers to larger problem sizes and guarantee properties for real-world closed-loop systems. According to V Mahadevan, Sales Manager, Stallion Machine Tools, “Companies should be keen to solve problems, especially those related to unsupervised closedloop operation. They should deal with significantly different time horizons (asset dynamics tend to be much slower than process dynamics, for example, wear, corrosion, and crack propagation). They should be able to work on proper problem solving and

THE WINNING EDGE Globally, there are three important factors that comprise the winning differences: Proprietary products developed rapidly and cheaply (and perhaps globally), with a non-stop stream of improvement and adaptation to preserve leadership High value-added products proprietary products and knowledge offered through effectual global service bringers, tailored to precise client needs Global yet local services the special requirements and custom necessities of remote clientele must be handled locally, giving them the sentiment of partnership and proximity. For implementing these, one should also keep in mind that these directions demands management and leadership abilities, which are different from old, financially driven models. Globally, automation companies have little choice and so, they must find more ways to expand. For that, they need to minimise dominion of central corporate cultures and maximise receptiveness & responsiveness to local customer needs. should deal with abnormal, unexpected, situations (for example, interruption of communication, or alarm bursts, etc.). They should also readily deal with changing constraints and changing configurations.” Additionally, companies should exploit distributed problem solving capabilities. They should have better distributed problem solving and gain flexibility, but loose predictability and system properties should be taken care of.

ECONOMIC PROCEDURE OPTIMISATION In a world where everyone is competing to be the first in the race to develop products, there is a need for different control systems, office environment and enterprise systems, as these would facilitate real-time communication between the concerned parties. Manufacturing companies should be able to communicate over long distances as well as add or change any prototype design for the final product. The live external data feeds should also be easily integrated, for example, spot market prices for feedstock, energy, product and weather information. Additionally, these companies should share their data with the company that is going to use the product and should use the information & model and a feedback control approach to optimise whole plants via the Internet. This would be a judgmental call

from an economic perspective as this would involve substantial expenditure on the part of the company. The company would be ready to have new innovative methods to communicate with the client so that they together can draft solutions for given problems. Elaborating further, Mahadevan adds, “The engineering data chain has to be optimised ideally, feeding in only process model and objective. It also should have the plant topology from piping and instrumentation diagrams, which would help the economic context from ERP.” The hardware and software components made by the manufacturer should also have a better form of conspiracy cahoots and they should be well understood by the end user. The hardware realisation/configuration should be more automatic and users should not mishandle the automation software or hardware.

FUTURE TO LOOK OUT FOR Control system capability ceases to be the active constraint regarding computing power, memory, flexibility and ease of interfacing. Companies need to narrow the theory-practice gap. While it is true that it is a long journey ahead in the automation industry, economic importance should be of utmost importance! prateek.sur@network18publishing.com

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The beginning of the new century has changed the way business is done. Breaking age-old traditions, companies have been looking forward to better, faster & easier ways to get their work done through better automation in their field. This would not only mechanise their world but also lessen the workers’ burden. The global recession has affected most businesses, including industrial automation. But the new decade has brought forth a ray of hope for everyone. Here’s taking a look at the directions in which the automation industry is progressing. PRATEEK SUR

hen beginning a new venture, it is always better to glance at the past and have a look at the rearview mirror. With comparatively little production volumes and enormous diversities of uses, industrial automation characteristically exploits new technologies developed in other markets. Automation companies are inclined to tailor-make products for particular applications, uses and requirements. So, the innovation comes from targeted uses, rather than any blistering, new technology.

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automation new gushes of growth. Prime among them is the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC). The PLC engendered increase in uses where custom logic was not easy to apply and alter. The PLC was a lot more reliable than relay-contacts, and much easier to programme and reprogramme. Growth was rapid in automobile test-installations, which had to be often reprogrammed often for new car models. The PLC has had a long and productive life and has now become a commodity. Another surge of innovations came through the use of computers for control systems. Mini-computers replaced large central mainframes in central control rooms, and thus came into existence ‘Distributed’ Control

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Systems (DCS). But, in reality, these were ‘distributed’ improperly as there were still I/O connections filled large clumps of computer hardware and cabinets. Then came in the low-cost PC-based hardware and software. This endowed DCS functionality and also offered a significantly reduced cost and complexity to the usage. There was no basic technology innovation here. On the contrary, these were innovative additions of technology invented for other mass markets, customised and adapted for industrial automation requirements. Sensors was an area where indeed some significant innovations and developments generated good growth for particular companies.


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GLOBALISATION, THE HARD WAY

Automated industries and procedures cannot afford to be rebuilt for each amendment and design change. Thus, they need to be extremely configurable and flexible. To successfully reconfigure an entire production line or process requires direct access to most of its control elements. The dream of fully automated factories has already come alive and has existed for some time now. The erstwhile dream of remotecontrolled mechanisation is finally making headway in manufacturing settings and maintenance applications. The age-old vision of mechanisation, i.e., powerful super-robots without people to tend to them was thought to be underestimating the importance of communications. But in the present era, this is solely a matter of networked intelligence, which is now developed, well urbanised and extensively obtainable. Communications support of a very high order is readily obtainable for computerised processes: lots of sensors, very fast networks, quality diagnostic software and flexible interfaces—all with high levels of reliability and pervasive access to hierarchical diagnosis and error-correction advisories through centralised operations. The large, centralised manufacturing plant is a thing of the past. An ideal future factory would be small, movable (to where the resources are, and where the customers are). For example, there is abjectly no need to carry raw materials over long distances to a plant, for processing, and then once again transport the final finished product over long distances again to the consumer. Previously, this was done as there was localised know-how & investments in equipment, technology and personnel. But in the present era, everything is available globally, so there is no need to practice the age-old norms. It is not things, just the mindset of the people that has to change to accommodate new technologies and innovations.

The supposition has always been that developed nations will keep leading in knowledge-intensive industries, while developing nations will focus on lower skills and lower labour costs. But that was a thing of the past, which has now given way to new platforms. The impact of the comprehensive entry of 2.5 billion people (China and India) into the global economy will bring forward big new challenges and remarkable opportunities. Not just the labour force, global businesses (including major automation companies) are nowadays outsourcing knowledge work such as design and engineering services. This trend has already become noteworthy, causing joblessness not only for manufacturing labour, but also for conventionally

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NEW-AGE TECHNOLOGY TIPS Industrial automation has the potential to spawn explosive escalation with technology related to new inflection points like, nanotechnology & nanoscale assembly systems; Micro-ElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS) and nanotech sensors (tiny, low-power, low-cost sensors), which can measure everything and anything; and the pervasive Internet, Machineto-Machine (M2M) networking. Real-time systems are going to make way for multi-faceted and complex adaptive systems and multiprocessing. The future belongs to nanotechnology. Everything in the near future is going to go wireless. Also, there are going to be complex adaptive systems, which would solve difficult problems in a jiffy. There would be breakthrough applications in wireless sensors. The new age distributed peer-to-peer networks would work on the tiny operating systems in wireless sensor nodes, and the software that allows nodes to communicate with each other as a larger complex adaptive system.

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high-paying engineering positions. Innovation, which is the true basis of worth, is in danger of being debauched in the race for short-term profit. The capitalistic quarterly profits syndrome needs to give way to new R&D and innovations. Countries like Japan and Germany will tend to benefit from their longer-term business perspectives. But, there is noteworthy contest from many swiftly developing nations, which profess of possessing an expanding technology prowess. So, marketing speed and business agility will be offsetting advantages not just for the established nations but also for the upcoming ones.

A WORD TO LOOK OUT FOR Automation software has had its day, and they cannot go much further. To be true, there is no ‘inflection point’ here in this sector. In the future, software will embed within products and systems, with no major independent innovation on the horizon. The plethora of industrialised software solutions and services will give way to noteworthy results, but all as part of other systems. So, in a broad-spectrum, innovation and technology can and will reestablish growth in industrial automation. But, there will not be any technological innovations that will generate the next Cisco or Apple or Microsoft. Companies cannot figure out future trends just by banking on the past trends; it is like trying to drive by looking only at a rearview mirror. The automation industry does NOT extrapolate to smaller and cheaper PLCs, DCS and supervisory control and data acquisition systems; those functions will simply be embedded in hardware and software. Instead, future growth will come from totally new directions. In the new and different business environment of the 21st century, the companies that can adapt, innovate and utilise global resources will generate significant growth and success. prateek.sur@network18publishing.com


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Denationalisation of coal: A viable option

Factors such as rapid industrialisation, high levels of growth witnessed by the manufacturing sector, rising population, etc., have pushed ‘power’ and related issues to emerge as one of the critical subjects for the country to discuss and debate on. Presently, to run our power plants, we rely on coal followed by crude, which jointly forms about around 84% of the entire country’s energy basket. As paradoxical as it may sound, India has the fourth largest coal reserves in the world, but, at the same time, the country is also one of the biggest importers of the material. Coal fuels 70% of the power generated in India. Moreover, the deficit in supply for coal has resulted in widening of the demand-supply gap. The gap, which was only 59.98 million tonne in 2008–09, has increased to 98.93 million tonne in 2011–12. Currently, this gap is being entirely met through import of coal from Indonesia, Philippines and Australia. This trade imbalance has hit the foreign reserves of our country and has hampered the growth of national economy. Faced with such a scenario, denationalisation of the coal sector can be a viable option. Currently, the coal sector is highly government controlled and is the under the domain of Coal India Ltd & its subsidiaries. Their production accounts for about 80% of the country’s needs. But the state-run organisation is not able to meet the requirement of the economy, thus forcing users to opt for coal imports. Approval for such a move, will allow new mining companies to commercially mine and market coal. More importantly, it may help India to lower its import dependence on coal and as well as secure energy availability. However, it needs to be done in a systematic manner after discussing it with all the concerned parties. One needs to consider the sentiments attached with coal in India. In addition, an independent coal regulator can be established. The agency can be set up with various powers in the direction of further transparency in the allocation of reserves, e-auctions, etc., which may bring in competition in various aspects of mining.

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Arindam Ghosh Correspondent BA in English & Economics and PG Diploma in Journalism from Times School of Journalism, New Delhi

He has an overall experience of around 3 years in Journalism. He likes to explore new and innovative technologies and ideas meant at enhancing the growth & development of the manufacturing sector and also showcase the best the industry has to offer in this segment. His interest lies in the power and energy sector.


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152 NEWSMAKERS OF 2012 Power Performers 154 INDUSTRY DYNAMICS Solving Demand-Supply Conundrum 160

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There is a need to better integration for strategising with international markets and enhancing relations with energy exporting countries. At the domestic level, we need to optimally exploit and utilise our energy resources; leverage the opportunities provided by coal bed methane & shale gas and develop technologies to scale up renewable energy.

About 25% of the primary energy needs of our country comes from biomass, the efficiency of use of that primary energy is just about 4–5%.There is huge room for improvement in terms of efficiency. It is safe and ecofriendly. We need to figure out ways on how we can use 25% of our primary energy source in a more efficient manner than we are doing today.

India’s investment cycle is inextricably linked to the power cycle as 30% of our CapEx is determined by the power sector. To get the Indian economic juggernaut rolling, we need to get the investment in power sector.

Salman Khurshid, Minister for External Affairs, Government of India

Banmali Agrawala, President & CEO, GE Energy India Region

Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of State for Power, Government of India

The fuel of the future is hydrogen…in the Ministry, we have a programme of over 140 crores for the R&D of hydrogen. I believe that if we can harness the production of hydrogen, it will be a game changer. GB Pradhan, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India

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ABB commissioned 765 kV substations in India

World’s highest voltage level 1,200 kV AC substation dedicated to the nation

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, commissioned three 765 kV substations for Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL). The substations are located in Wardha, Seoni and Bilaspur in the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, respectively.

Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Power (I/C) Shri Jyotiraditya M Scindia dedicated the 1,200 kV Ultra High Voltage (UHV) AC National Test Station of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (POWERGRID) to the nation. The world’s highest voltage level, 1,200 kV UHVAC substation is located at Bina, Madhya Pradesh.

The projects formed part of PGCIL’s plans for building a strong national grid by 2012. From the current inter-regional power flow capacity of 27,950 MW, the utility aims to take the capacity up to 80,000 MW through four main regional transmission grids. An extensive 800 kV Extra High Voltage (EHV) network will form the backbone of this network. According to N Venu, Head – Power Systems Division, ABB India, “ABB has partnered with PGCIL to play an important role in establishing the 765 kV network in India. ABB’s EHV equipment is based on cutting-edge technologies to provide maximum system reliability. We are presently executing several more 765 kV substation projects in India and are pleased to continue supporting the development of the country’s power infrastructure.”

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It is an outstanding international achievement in high voltage power transmission. The project involves a unique Public Private Partnership (PPP) model, where all the UHV equipment have been developed indigenously by a consortium of 35 Indian power equipment manufacturers in association with POWERGRID, who provided the necessary resources and basic system design & specifications. The private manufacturers have created suitable facilities to design & manufacture 1,200 kV equipment for the test station. The test station is an important milestone in the development of India’s electric power transmission. This will facilitate the transfer of bulk power from the remotely located generating stations to long distance load centres. This innovation will also result in saving of huge Right of Way (ROW), minimise impact on flora & fauna and will ensure cost-effective bulk power transmission corridors in the country. One 1,200 kV single circuit line is expected to transmit 6,000–8,000 MW power, thereby offering higher power transfer capacity per metre of ROW in comparison to 400 kV and 800 kV transmission system. Further, due to indigenous development of equipment/ materials, the system will give a strategic advantage besides cost economy and timely operation & maintenance.


NEWSMAKERS OF 2012 POWER FAST FACTS • The power sector ranked sixth among the leading sectors of the Indian economy, attracted US$4.6 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) since 2000, according to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry’s Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP). The absence of a level playing field in the country for domestically manufactured equipment vis-à-vis imported equipment has made it difficult for domestic players to compete with overseas manufacturers, especially from China, who have emerged as clear threats over the years. JG Kulkarni, EVP, Crompton Greaves and President, Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers Association (IEEMA)

The power transmission equipment industry is a critical part of India’s power sector and is dependent upon on the power generation, transmission and distribution sector of India. Given the fact that the demand for power is huge in India, the opportunities available for power transmission equipment are bright. Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission

• FDI flows into power during April–August 2012 stood at US$315 million, according to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) • The sector witnessed FDI inflows of US$1,652 million during April 2011–March 2012, according to DIPP. • The Ministry of Power is believed to have sent its proposal for addition of 76,000 MW of power capacity in the 12th Five Year Plan to the Planning Commission. The Power Ministry has set a target for adding 76,000 MW of electricity capacity in the 12th Plan (2012–17) and 93,000 MW in the 13th Five Year Plan (2017–22). • Indian firms took pride at the 2012 Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings. Six of the 12 Indian companies which were in the ranking, also made it to the list of top 50 fastest growing companies. • Indian wind energy market saw deals worth US$437.3 million during the third quarter (Q3) of 2012. Also, corporate merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in Q3 2012 amounted to US$53 million.

Many milestones achieved and many more in the offing would aptly describe the performance of the Indian power sector in 2012. While many projects were being pledged in 2012 for building a perfect future, many completed projects actually carved the way for India to move ahead in deploying technology and innovation. Here’s a sneak peek into some of the world-class projects developed in 2012…

Alstom T&D India commissioned India’s first digital solution for substation in Gujarat

Siemens to build India’s first 765 kV test laboratory at Bina for NHPTL

Alstom T&D India has successfully commissioned one bay of a 220 kV substation with its patented Optical Instrument Transformer—the next step towards India’s first digital substation. The substation, which is located at Jambuva in Gujarat’s Vadodara district, was contracted by the state transmission utility, Gujarat Electric Transmission Corporation (GETCO). The contract was awarded to Alstom T&D India in August 2011 as a pilot project to deliver Alstom’s Compact Optical Sensor Intelligence (COSI-CT)* range of Instrument Transformers.

Siemens Ltd has signed a contract worth `146.86 crore with Power Grid Corporate of India Ltd (PGCIL) to build a 765 kV test laboratory, the first of its kind in India, at Bina, Madhya Pradesh for National High Power Test Laboratory (NHPTL). Siemens has bagged this order on a turnkey basis and will be executing the project as an end-to-end solution provider.

This first of its kind installation in India uses Alstom’s range of COSI products manufactured at Phoenix, the US, locally supported by Alstom’s Instrument Transformer unit in Hosur and Substation Automation Solution unit in Pallavaram in the State of Tamil Nadu. The COSI range enables the digitalisation of currents and voltages signals through Optical Ethernet Connectivity, enhancing accuracy, significantly reducing the use of copper cables and strengthening the reliability of the system. It will also facilitate Current Transformer sizing calculations. Being SCADA ready, it brings Smart Grid Intelligence to the substation by allowing operational data exchange with the network dispatch centre. The installation is simplified due to its light weight and requires less maintenance. It is operationally safe, with no risk of explosion, and the absence of oil and SF6 ensures no environmental costs on end-of-life disposal.

Siemens will be extending some of its highly advanced technologies including 765 kV make switch, Control and Monitoring System (CMS), and associated substations for 765 kV and 400 kV, among others, to this project. Siemens has also been contracted for the annual maintenance of this test laboratory for five years. The project has been rolled out with immediate effect and is expected to be commissioned by mid 2013. On winning this coveted contract, AK Dixit, CEO – Energy Sector, Siemens Ltd, said,“We are honoured to have been trusted for this project. It gives us an opportunity to further innovate and set a new benchmark not only for India but also for rest of the world. The project is significant for it will provide access to world-class testing facilities locally and will put India on the world stage as an important destination for testing of 765 kV transformers.”

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With an installed capacity of about 207 GW, India ranks fifth globally in terms of generating capacity. The country has one of the largest transmission and distribution networks. However, inspite of such a scenario, the country’s demand for power exceeds supply by around 10%. It has been estimated that almost one-third of the country’s population needs access to electricity. In addition, the country’s manufacturing sector, which has been one of the fastest growing industries, has been severely affected due to the shortage of power. Fuel scarcity primarily in the form of coal and power cuts costs India Inc `20,000 crore a year. Here’s an attempt to solve the big demand-supply conundrum. ARINDAM GHOSH

he Indian economy is growing at a CAGR of around 8% for the last five years. The country’s fast paced economic growth and rapid rate of industrialisation and urbanisation has fuelled the demand for energy. The Planning Commission has set a power capacity addition target of 88,425 MW for the current Five Year Plan period ending March 2017, to support such a pace of growth. Further, as the power sector in India is striving to add more generation capacity, the participation of private players is also increasing. The contribution of private sector, which was only 10% at the end of 10th Plan, has gone up to 35% in 2011–12. Ironically, despite the fact that the country’s position has improved in terms of power supply and generation, India continues to face the challenge of poor reliability and quality of power leading to frequent blackouts. According to Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of State for Power, Government of India, “India’s investment cycle is inextricably linked to the power cycle as 30% of our CapEx is determined by the power sector. To get the Indian economic juggernaut

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rolling, we need to get the investment in power sector.” Further speaking on the importance of power, Vishnu Agarwal, CMD, Technical Associates Ltd, said, “Power availability is the most critical input for our country to achieve high levels of economic growth.” He said that without power, it will be difficult for India to sustain the growth story, the country has been registering in the past few years. If the issue of reliable, affordable and proper supply of power is taken care of, then it will support the growth of the manufacturing sector and the country as a whole.

POWER BLACKOUT & ITS IMPACT ON MANUFACTURING Coal is a major source of fuel in the Indian power sector, nearly 60% of India’s installed capacity is coal based. The trend will continue in the current 12th Five Year Plan. However, the coal situation has deteriorated dramatically over the past few years and the coal industry has not been able to meet the requirements of the power sector. Such a scenario has led to one of the worst power outages in more than a decade. In July 2012, India suffered two consecutive days of blackouts which affected almost half of India’s

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population. They had no access to electricity, as three of the nation’s power grids in the north, east and north east covering 20 Indian states, collapsed. The Government blamed the blackout on certain states that supposedly had overdrawn power beyond their quotas. India now faces 8–12% peak power deficit, according to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). Punjab’s industrial hub Ludhiana alone had posted a loss of `200–300 crore. The units, which used power back-up saw their production costs rise. Power from generators cost `14 per unit as against `6 per unit being paid on regular system. Further, in Gurgaon, a major industrial hub of Haryana, 40% of the 2,000 small-scale units remained shut for two days, leading to a loss of `3 lakh each per day. Meanwhile, in


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Noida, Uttar Pradesh, industrial units lost over `200 crore due to the power outage with daily diesel consumption doubling to 4 lakh litre. Commenting on the blackouts, Rajkumar N Dhoot, President, ASSOCHAM, said, “On one hand, we as a nation aspire to grow at 9–10% and on the other hand, we show no seriousness in the power sector, which only enables the economy to grow…With losses of `1 lakh crore and accumulated debt of over `2 lakh crore, of the state electricity boards, the problem seems to have assumed insurmountable proportions.” Complementing his thoughts, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII, said that repeated occurrences of Grid failures carry a very negative image of India, when already

sentiments about the country are low on account of the current economic situation and related developments. “As one of the emerging economies of the world, which is home to almost a sixth of the world population, it is imperative that our basic infrastructure requirements are in sync with India’s aspirations,” Banerjee further explained. Adding further, he said that CII has consistently been highlighting that urgent steps need to be taken for addressing key issues ailing the power sector, such as improving the supply of coal for thermal power plants, rationalising tariffs and reforming the state distribution utilities. This should be seen as an opportunity for addressing these issues on priority. Today, Maharastra’s industry is facing 16-hour power cuts in some areas. Pune and industrial belts in the state are fighting for getting access to proper and reliable electricity to run their businesses operations. In the eastern part of the country, outside Kolkata, West Bengal faces power cuts of four to five hours daily. The situation isn’t too different in many other major industrial states in the country. Tamil Nadu has a 4000 MW shortfall, Uttar Pradesh is suffering from 2500 MW power shortage, Karnataka is suffering from 3000 MW, Madhya Pradesh has 1500 MW shortfall and Delhi 400 MW. According to ASSOCHAM, fuel scarcity, primarily in the form of coal and power cuts, cost India Inc `20,000 crore a year.

POLICY INITIATIVES TAKEN One of the major challenges hindering the growth of the power sector have been the accumulated losses of the state power distribution companies (Discoms), which are estimated to be about `1.9 lakh crore as on March 31, 2011. In an attempt to restore power purchasing capacity of the debt ridden Discoms and also to enable banks to recover their loans, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved the scheme for Financial

Restructuring of State Distribution Companies (Discoms). The scheme contains various measures required to be taken by State Discoms and state governments for achieving the financial turnaround of the Discoms. Commenting on the initiative, Adi Godrej, President, CII, said “The move will not only make the operations of the distribution sustainable and put them on a sound financial footing but it will also help other segments in the power value chain, which are dependent on the Discoms.” However, he also said that this initiative needs to be backed by strong ‘reform measures’. Further, mentioning some of the other achievements and initiatives taken by the government with respect to energy security, Salman Khurshid, Union Minister for External Affairs, highlighted, “We have made progress in linking India’s electricity grid, the second largest in the world with Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. In addition, we plan to put in place additional gas pipeline network of 15,000 km and are in the process of increasing our LNG capacity to 45 million metric tonnes per annum from the current 13.5 mmtpa and have put in place a roadmap for the ambitions Turkmenistan TAPI Gas Pipeline to be commissioned by 2017.” Another important area is the smart grids. Government’s implementation process of Restructured – Acceleration Power Development and Reform Agenda (R-APDRP) is a great step towards reducing the gap and gear up for future demands. Though the modernisation of infrastructure, integrating information and communication technology (ICT) with IT and power control applications, building the infrastructure for integrating renewable technologies and efficient demand side management is being planned, the smart grid will play an instrumental role in addressing all the issues, while reducing the AT&C losses, and improving delivery efficiencies. Smart grid technologies also offer the means to overcome

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challenges like ageing infrastructure, continued growth in demand, the integration of increasing number of variable renewable energy sources, the need to improve the security of supply and the need to lower carbon footprints. The implementation of the Electricity Act 2003 has enabled various activities of power sector into generation, transmission and distribution and further dissecting into wheeling/wire business and distribution. This helped in bringing each activity under lens and in improving each of these proactively. In addition to this, the government is shortly coming out with a comprehensive plan to create a ‘Roadmap for power generation, transmission and distribution 2022’, which will spell out policy and implementation strategy that have to be followed in strengthening the power sector in the country and making it comparable to the system in developed countries. Divulging information on this initiative, Ambuj Sharma, Joint Secretary, Department

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of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, said that the roadmap would be unveiled and currently intense consultations among the stakeholders are on. Around 50% of the state governments have already sent their responses to the plan. The focus of the plan, he said, would be on implementation. There will be specific steps for time-bound completion of projects in generation and T&D sector, automation, import of equipment, which cannot be locally sourced as well as exports of equipment, where India has the competitive edge.

RENEWABLES: FUEL OF FUTURE Growth and development in the power sector is fundamental to India’s economic growth. Renewable form of energy has huge space to contribute in meeting the energy requirements. Currently, various sources of renewable energy have 11.05% share in terms of installed capacity, which contribute less than 1% of the actual generation.

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Talking about the initiatives & strategies and further stressing on the importance of renewable energy, Scindia stated, “In order to address this fuel supply issue, the rate of coal exploration needs to be stepped up through infusion of technologies; gas based plants should be used for peaking power and a peaking power policy needs to be put in place and finally, there is a need to build capacity aggressively and focus on renewables. As solar prices come down, solar power can be blended with conventional power. On the demand side, we need to urge states to put in place long-term agreements for close to 85–90% of their base load for lesser volatility in terms of demand.” It has been estimated that beyond 2030, India’s need for energy may not be met through either by coal or gas due to their lack of availability. Thus, it is imperative for the country to develop new and renewable forms of fuel for realising the desired economic growth.


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Negative balance of TRADE In 2011–12, India’s export of electrical equipment was worth US$4.63 billon, but it formed less than 1% of the global trade in the electrical equipment. On the other hand, India’s imports of electrical equipment stood at US$15.67 billion in 2011–12 and since the last five years, imports have increased at a CAGR of over 30%. This highlights the scope for huge opportunities for the country to tap a large share of the global export market. However, on the global level, the domestic electrical equipment manufacturing industry suffers a cost disadvantage due to the presence of various tax duties, dependence on foreign sources for raw materials and components, etc. ARINDAM GHOSH

lobally various factors like rapid pace of industrialisation especially in the developing countries as well as growing population have played an important role in fuelling the demand for energy and in the process, enhanced the need for electrical equipment to ensure proper and reliable generation, transmission & distribution of power. However, India’s share in the global electrical exports is about 1% and there is a huge scope for Indian companies to capture a larger share of the global market pie.

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GLOBAL EXIM DYNAMICS Global electricity consumption is expected to reach ~29000 TWh by 2030, growing at an average rate of 2.4% per annum. To fulfill this demand, US$ 13.7 trillion worth of investments are required in the power sector—US$7.2 trillion in generation, US$2 trillion in transmission and US$4.5 trillion in distribution. Driven by this increasing demand for electricity, the global electrical equipment market is expected to reach US$6,600 bn during the period 2016–30, growing at a long-term average rate of 2% during the period 2008–2030. The global electrical equipment industry consists of the following two segments:

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cables, transformers and electrical switchgear, transmission line towers, etc. Asia-Pacific and Europe together account for more than 70% of the global market, with Asia-Pacific‘s share being 45%. This region is expected to see the strongest demand in future due to the region‘s strong expected economic growth rates. Emerging economies like China and India are expected to boost the demand for electrical equipment from Asia-Pacific region. Switchgears and rotating machines together cover ~36% of the electrical equipment trade market. China is the leading exporter in rotating machines as well as transformers with more than 16% share, while India has less than 2% share in global trade of these products. US is the largest importer of rotating machines as well as transformers. Countries like Japan, US and Germany dominate trade in a few segments such as switchgears, capacitors, etc.

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which has been increasing in recent times. According to reports from Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association, based on the projections of the government for the capacity enhancement in power generation, transmission and distribution in the 10th, 11th and 12th Plans, the domestic electrical equipment manufacturing industry had made huge investments in doubling and in some cases, even tripling its production capacities. However this built-up capacity stands under-utilised across several products, due to sluggish domestic demand and a surge in imports of electrical equipment in recent years especially from China. For instance, India imports a large proportion of T&D equipment from China and the country’s share in Indian imports has escalated to about 44% in fiscal year 2011 up from around 15% in fiscal year in 2006. Despite having a strong demand for electrical equipment in the domestic market, Indian manufacturers are uncompetitive in

their own country. “The absence of a level playing field in the country for domestically manufactured equipment vis-à-vis imported equipment has made it difficult for domestic players to compete with overseas manufacturers, especially from China, who have emerged as clear threats over the years,” said JG Kulkarni, EVP, Crompton Greaves & President, Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA).

INITIATIVES MAKING INDIA COMPETITIVE As part of the initiatives taken by the Indian manufacturers in order to compete with global players, Kulkarni said that Indian manufacturers are employing all the latest quality enhancement tools like TQM, Six Sigma, Poka Yoke, lean manufacturing techniques, ISO 9000/14000, etc. In addition, latest machinery, manufacturing techniques & processes and widespread automation techniques

are also being employed to make the Indian manufacturers competitive. However, R&D and innovation still do not find much place in the Indian industry. The government should seriously address this issue along with the industry and also provide increased impetus and encouragement to industry-institute partnership similar to countries like China, Germany, the US, Korea, etc. In addition, many organisations have started their own employee skill development programme to enhance their productivity, quality and competitiveness. Presently, the electrical equipment manufacturers have R&D spends, which is currently below 1% of their sales and the global norm is 4–5%. Further, policy initiatives like lowering various import duties and taxes along with mandatory provision for usage of ‘Made in India’ electrical equipment for the user industries will come as boost for the growth of the Indian electrical equipment manufactures.

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emand for energy is growing at a terrifying pace in India and sources of energy are diminishing at a fast pace. Presently, India is importing 80% and 25% of oil & gas requirements respectively. Going forward, if the country continues to grow at 8–9% per annum, import dependence is likely to increase and the country would be importing 35–57% of coal, 90–94% of oil and 20–57% of gas by 2031–32. Under such a scenario, it is critical to focus on technology, which will ensure energy security. Commenting on the importance of energy security, Adi Godrej, President, CII & Chairman, Godrej Group, said, “Increasing energy requirements coupled with a slower than expected increase in domestic crude oil and natural gas production has led to a strong reliance on imports and has drawn attention to the importance of energy security.”

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EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES Energy security has clearly emerged as a key concern for India, with declining oil reserves, uncertainties in fuel supply along with volatility in prices at the international market. In the recent times, India and China have emerged as two of the largest importers of coal in the international market and price fluctuations have both the direct and indirect impact on the economy. Speaking at an event, Salman Khurshid, Union Minister for External Affairs, Government of India, highlighted, “There is a need to better integration for strategising with international markets and enhancing relations with energy exporting countries. At the domestic level, we need to optimally exploit and utilise our energy resources; leverage on opportunities provided by coal bed methane & shale gas and develop technologies to scale up renewable energy. In addition, in the nuclear field, there needs to be some clarity

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in public perception.” In addition to this, emphasising on the need for a strong focus on both strengthening the domestic energy sources as well as acquisition of energy assets overseas, Godrej said, “Measures to scale up renewable energy and expedite the exploration and production of oil, gas and coal to enhance domestic production need to be put in place.” He further added that strategic alliances and joint ventures as well as the establishment of a sovereign energy fund will enable successful acquisition of energy assets overseas. Some of the major technologies include: Biomass Banmali Agrawala, Preseident & CEO, GE Energy India Region, said, “I think about 25% of the primary energy needs of our country comes from bio-mass. The efficiency of use of that primary energy is just about 4–5%. There is a huge room for improvement in terms of efficiency. It is safe and eco-friendly. We need to figure out ways as to how


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do we use 25% of our primary energy is a tremendous scope within the are providing CNG to approximately source in a more efficient manner than framework and the resources that we 1.7 million vehicles in 10 states of India. we are doing today. The second is energy have as to how do we increase our Virtually, the entire public transport in storage…we would need this more than dependency on what we have rather Delhi is currently running on CNG. perhaps some of other countries. A lot than what we need to import,” Nabar INITIATIVES FOR BRIGHT FUTURE of institutions like IITs have done some said. India today spends about US$90 The Ministry of New and Renewable billion on oil imports and we are phenomenal work in energy storage Energy is supporting research, spending US$5.5 billion in 1999, so and I am aware the government is also development and demonstration we can see the trend of increasing running a programme in this regard. projects on various alternative fuels oil imports. It is estimated that we We need to develop technologies such as biofuels and hydrogen at will spend about US$300 billion for energy conservation and drive it Universities, Indian Institutes of on oil imports. Nabar said that the towards commercial applications as well Technology, Engineering Colleges, country needs to develop energy from as national interest.” Public Sector Undertakings, Industries, biofuel because it is renewable, it can Speaking from technology etc. Grants up to 100% of the project be generated from various sources perspective, Anant Maheshwari, MD, cost to educational and research like wheat, sugarcane molasses, etc. Honeywell Automation India Ltd, institutions and up to 50% to industries Secondly, it is highly efficient and said that if one looks from the supply is provided for undertaking research, more importantly, it can be more perspective, India is the fifth largest development and demonstration energy efficient. The government has generator of energy in the world and projects. An Indo-US MoU has been initiated R&D work through various the country will continue to add a lot signed on biofuels with focus on scientific organisations and institutions more to this because the demand for joint R&D, particularly on second for development of technologies for energy and power is constantly growing generation biofuels such as, cellulosic production of biofuel from agricultural up and in the process, creating a huge ethanol and algal biodiesel. Another wastes and residues. gap between demand and supply for initiative with research energy. “This is where we In the recent times, India and China have emerged as two of institutes and industry is need to look at.” Some the largest importers of coal in the international market and on for development of of the power and energy price fluctuations have both the direct and indirect impact on high efficiency engines for experts, leaders or thinkthe economy. use of SVO for stationary tanks around the world Ethanol blended petrol applications. Further a target of 20% have started using this new word called Use of ethanol blended petrol will blending of biofuels in diesel and petrol Negawatts, which represents negative reduce the country’s dependence by the year 2017 has been indicated watts to describe this scenario, he on import of crude oil. Ethanol is in the National policy on Biofuels. A further added. “If you look at the way environment friendly as it enhances recommended target of 5% blending watt gets installed, proportion of that combustion of petrol, resulting in of bio-diesel with diesel is also in force watt is actually generated and then lower hydrocarbon emissions. It is an since October 2009. finally watt gets consumed. In India, agricultural byproduct and a renewable As a major initiative to push for roughly about 60% gets consumed natural fuel. “The Petroleum & Natural the development of newer technologies of the watt, which is installed.” This Gas Ministry launched Ethanol from the government side, GB means if one walks backwards and finds Blended Petrol (EBP) Programme, Pradhan, Secretary, Ministry of that if one saves 1 MW of energy then which aims at a mandatory target of New and Renewable Energy, said, he is actually doing similar work as 5% blending of ethanol with petrol. It “During the 12th Five Year Plan, the generating about 1.7 MW of energy,” government intends to set up a major is a welcome move,” said Nabar. he further explained. Biofuels CNG institution called a National BioGajanan Nabar, CEO & MD, Praj Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) has energy Co-operation of India.” This Industries Ltd, said, “Globally, today emerged as one of the other main agency will look at the entire gamut almost all the countries are dependent sources of alternative fuels to reduce the of activities related to the bio-energy. on some portion of their oil bills on country’s emission concerns as well as Under such a positive backdrop, imports. Currently, India has 75% of lower the demand for the conventional the future for the growth of many its oil imported, China is at 55% and forms of fuel. CNG is economical and more technologies for ensuring energy the US is about 40%.” Of the total brings down the level of emissions as security looks very prosperous! oil consumed today, only 2% is used compared to its conventional forms. As arindam.ghosh@network18publishing. from biofuel and bio-ethanol. “There of March 31, 2012, 776 CNG stations

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Foreign investments powering India’s prospects India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and its requirement for power and energy has also increased. This scenario has created huge business opportunities for global companies to enter the Indian market. However, factors like the Eurozone crisis, deepening industrial slowdown, slow progress on domestic policy implementation along with poor reports from international credit rating agencies on India’s investment climate have hurt the confidence of the global investors towards making investments in India. Nonetheless, power remains a preferred sector for investments. ARINDAM GHOSH

he total FDI inflows into major infrastructure sectors in India during April–December 2011, registered a growth of 23.6% as compared to the FDI inflows during April–December 2010. But power (43.6%) and nonconventional energy (338%) along with telecommunications (49.9%) were the preferred sectors for foreign investors.

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Fortum’s plans in India, Tapio Kuula, President & CEO, Fortum, explains, “Our aim in India is to look into investment opportunities contributing to the development of India’s energy infrastructure. Based on our long track record in sustainable power and heat production and our energy market competence, I believe that Fortum has a lot to offer to the rapidly developing

Indian energy market. Along with population growth, the rising standard of living is increasing consumption and energy needs. At the same time, making the best use of natural resources and finding ways to mitigate the increasing emissions from power generation are also needed in India. This means that energy has to be produced and used more efficiently and in a smarter way

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Finland-based energy company Fortum, a leading electricity and heat producer in northern Europe and Russia, has recently established its Indian office in New Delhi. The main focus of the company will be to assess opportunities to invest in Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants and provide power and steam for industrial clusters. Commenting on

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2008–09 984.8 85.3 412.3 2,558.4 35.2 50.2 493.2 18.0 4,637.4

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April–Dec, April–Dec, 2010 2011 1,007.60 1,447.39 64.38 281.97 541.69 196.07 1,326.65 1,988.72 132.60 27.50 298.63 100.17 10.92 0.00 47.91 35.25 3,297.86 4,077.07


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SOME PROMINENT JVs Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd, Japan formed a partnership with L&T, Gujarat Hitachi, Japan formed a partnership with BGR, Tamil Nadu Toshiba, Japan formed a partnership with JSW, Tamil Nadu Alstom, France formed a partnership with Bharat Forge, Gujarat Hitachi Power Europe GmbH (Germany) formed a partnership with BGR, Tamil Nadu in India in the future. If and when we find opportunities that are in line with our financial and other targets, Fortum could initially be looking to invest up to €200–250 million in industrial CHP in India.” “We are currently generally assessing our future role in solar power production. Globally, India is one of the most interesting countries in solar power generation, both with regards to its natural location and its ambitious plans for solar power. As we now have a base here in India, it is quite natural for us to explore possible growth in solar as well,” Kuula adds. Further, as part of the initiatives taken by Indian companies to venture abroad, Tata Power and South Africa’s Exxaro Resources have launched Cennergi, a new cleaner energy company that will serve the expanding energy markets in South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. According to Anil Sardana, MD, Tata Power, “We are happy to launch this joint venture company with Exxaro in South Africa. Tata Power is India’s largest integrated power player and a leading renewable player. This milestone is consistent with our strategy of pursuing growth opportunities for energy development in potential markets. We look forward to working together with Exxaro to jointly develop efficient, high-quality and sustainable projects that will bring significant benefits to the region as well as local communities.”

JVs IN THE INDUSTRY State-owned GAIL (India) Ltd and GDF SUEZ have recently concluded a medium-term LNG agreement for the supply of 12 cargoes by GDF SUEZ from 2013–14, representing a total of 0.8 million tonne. This agreement will

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contribute to supply the Indian gas market, which is expected to grow from 58 billion cubic metres in 2012 to 110 billion cubic metres in 2020. Speaking on the occasion, BC Tripathi, CMD, GAIL (India) Ltd, informs, “This agreement with GDF SUEZ is yet another step by GAIL to bridge the demand-supply deficit of the Indian market in the medium term. This is in addition to other initiatives of GAIL towards LNG sourcing, creating LNG regasification infrastructure and augmenting transmission capacity significantly during the next 2–3 years. With this step, we look forward to strengthen our partnership with GDF SUEZ in the future. GAIL will continue to make assiduous efforts to tie-up affordable LNG in its portfolio to meet the rapidly growing energy demand of the Indian market.” In addition, Jean-Marie Dauger, EVP, GDF SUEZ, who is in charge of the global gas & LNG business line, states, “Signing this LNG supply agreement with GAIL—the largest gas transport and marketing company in India—is a real satisfaction for GDF SUEZ. Our natural gas portfolio is permanently optimised and thanks to its flexibility, we are able to direct LNG volumes to the Asian market in response to its increasing LNG demand. Between 2010 and 2016, GDF SUEZ is planning to deliver about 10.8 million tonne to Kogas, CNOOC, Petronas, Petronet, PTT and GAIL. These agreements with key Asian energy players show GDF SUEZ strategic commitment to the region.” In another JV pact, Germany-based, STEAG has partnered with Hinduja Group, which has ambitious plans in

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India’s power sector. The Hinduja Group alone has plans to set up 10,000 MW power generation assets in the next 7–8 years with an investment of US$12–14 billion. STEAG has acquired a 5% interest in Hinduja National Power Corporation Ltd (HNPCL), owned by Hinduja Group. Steag Energy Services (India) Pvt Ltd has jointly ventured with Hinduja Group for operations & maintenance of power plants in India. As per Ashok P Hinduja, Chairman, HNPCL, “The Group sees the Indian power sector as a key driver for the country’s economic development and is committed to growing it. We are glad that STEAG, with their vast international experience and proven expertise, are partnering us in our first power project. I anticipate an enduring and successful partnership with STEAG, further cemented by the 5% stake in HNPCL.” Moreover, STEAG GmbH, is one of the largest electricity producers in Germany.

GATEWAY TO INDIA In the Indian power sector, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100% is permitted under the automatic route, for generation and transmission of electric energy produced in hydro electric, coal/lignite-based thermal, oil based thermal and gas-based thermal power plants; non-conventional energy generation and distribution; distribution of elective energy to households, industrial, commercial and other users; and power trading. In addition, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion for permitting foreign investment up to 49%, in Power Trading Exchanges. Further, on the renewable energy front, the Central Government has given various incentives for setting up renewable energy power projects in the country, which includes exemption from customs and excise duties on specific goods required for establishing and developing projects under the segment.


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would be depleted in 80 years. Further, at the projected rate of growth in production for power to support the high rate of growth Indian economy, the reserves may be depleted in 40 years. To tackle the issue of fuel and ensure energy security, stressing on the renewable sources will come as a boon in this direction.

TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION LOSSES Theft of electricity is one of the major contributing factors impacting the financial health of power utilities and growth of power sector in the country. It also further contributes to poor quality of power supply, frequent load shedding and unscheduled outages. Though the losses have come down, Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses have been reduced from 36.64% in year Today the Indian economy has emerged as one of fastest growing economies 2002–03 to 27.15% in year 2009–10, it in the world, and the growth has been primarily driven by power. However, to continues to remain a major problem. sustain this growth story, India has to deal with some of the critical issues Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of including fuel availability & security, transmission and distribution losses, State for Power, has mentioned that health of distribution utilities to ensure a brighter future. lowering of T&D losses from the ARINDAM GHOSH national average of 25% is critical, as energy saved translates into capacity he current Indian gas demand of 254 addition. Highlighting the government’s plans in the MMSCND far outstrips the demand supply. transmission segment, he said, “While we have the third However, the domestic supply of 120–125 largest transmission network in the world at 28 GW and we MMSCND and imported LNG bridge the gap are looking to enhance it to 66 GW over the next five years, only to the extent of around 35 MMSCND. it also needs to be sychronised. As a step in this direction, In the next four years, India’s domestic supply will touch the Sholapur-Raipur line will synchronously connect the the level of 200 MMSCND by 2015 whereas the demand southern region by 2014.” for gas is expected to be around 380 MMSCND. Rising HEALTH OF DISTRIBUTION UTILITIES demand and falling domestic production has pushed the The accumulated losses of the state power distribution share of imported gas to close to 40% of the current gas companies (Discoms) are estimated to be about `1.9 consumption. Now, if India aims to sustain the growth lakh crore as on March 31, 2011. However, with an objective story, it has to ensure that the power sector not only grows to restore power purchasing capacity of the debt -ridden but grows at a pace which enables the country to constantly Discoms and also to enable Banks to recover their loans, deliver the growth rate, which India is delivering today. the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has recently But to ensure that such a scenario is established, a lot of approved the scheme for Financial Restructuring of State challenges need to be addressed immediately: Distribution Companies (Discoms). The scheme contains FUEL AVAILABILITY AND SECURITY various measures required to be taken by State Discoms and As paradoxical as it may sound, India has the fourth state governments for achieving the financial turnaround largest coal reserves in the world and it is the third of the Discoms by restructuring their debt with support largest producer of coal in the world, but the country through a transitional finance mechanism by the Central remains one of the largest importers of coal. According to Government. Poor credit worthiness of state utilities has led ASSOCHAM, at the current usage rate, India’s reserves to the lack of payment security for private investors.

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STRONG DEMAND FOR IMPORTED ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT India has a high demand for electrical equipment but the country’s companies for electrical equipment and solutions are uncompetitive in their own market. The Indian electrical equipment industry has witnessed a negative growth of 4.1% in Q2 FY13. It is primarily because of an absence of a level playing field in India for domestically manufactured solutions in order to compete with international manufacturers like China. The country’s share in Indian imports has significantly increased from 15.3% in 2005–06 to 44.5% in 2011–12. Speaking on rising imports of electrical equipment, JG Kulkarni, President, IEEMA, said, “The rise in cheap and unproven quality of imports is adversely impacting the growth trajectory of the electrical equipment manufacturers and can potentially have a negative impact on the nation’s economy. Industry needs immediate attention from the policy makers to create a framework that offers an opportunity for domestic players to leverage on the anticipated growth in Indian power sector and also capture a greater share of the huge global market electrical equipment.”

Association (COSIA), Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA), Federation of Industries Associations of Vidarbha (FIAV) had collectively called statewide bandh on October 25, 2012, to protest the 40% hike in power tariff by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd.

FUNDING OF POWER SECTOR As per the Report of Working Group on Power for 12th Five Year Plan, the investment required during th 12 Plan in power sector (on all India level) would be of the tune of `13,72,580 crores including funds required for generation, transmission, distribution, captive power plants, R&M of power plants, Research and Development, DSM, fund required for Renewable Energy projects, etc. Generating such huge level of funds would require the involvement of private players as well. Initiatives to further encourage private players would come as a huge boost in this direction. The PPP model in Delhi has been successful in curbing AT&C losses from a level of greater than 55% to a level of around 20% in a span of seven years. NDPL has invested more than `2000 crores in the network over the past seven years and an equivalent amount has been put up by other discoms.

SCARCITY OF SKILLED MANPOWER The industry is facing a major problem in getting technically skilled and suitable manpower. The skill gap is widening every year and impacting critical functions for power sector like R&D, consultancy, design and detailed engineering work. Both the government and the industry representatives need to work and come up with initiatives aimed at developing highly specialised and technologically trained manpower.

HIGH DEBTS OF LENDERS FOR POWER SECTOR It has been found that outstanding debt of state power utilities has grown to a staggering `6 lakh crore, further these liabilities are expected to go up to `7.3 lakh crore by March 2013. It is imperative to come up with strong policy reforms aimed at lowering or clearing the debts. The initiative from the government for Financial Restructuring of State Distribution Companies (Discoms) may come as a boon in this direction.

HIKE IN ELECTRICITY TARIFF Around 14 states in the country have raised their tariff for the fiscal year 2013 in the range from 2% to 40%, and the increase in electricity in all areas has met with protests both from industrial as well as domestic consumers. For instance in Uttar Pradesh, various industrial organisations joined hands to protest against the new rates declared by the Uttar Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPSERC) in October 2012. Further, in the state of Maharashtra, Chamber of Small Industries

SOCIAL AND REGULATORY ISSUE Developers face huge problems in acquisition of land and obtaining timely approvals from various authorities. Further, strict environmental and forest clearances norms have also created an impact in delaying power project. Additionally, on the logistics front, there are issues related to inefficiency, for instance the average turnaround time for a vessel is two days in India, where it is six hours in Hong Kong.

LACK OF PENETRATION OF TECHNOLOGY Many of the distribution utilities in India are still lacking most basic requirements consumer database and asset database, which can be addressed through IT and communications solutions. Many utilities do not have complete record of all consumers, which results into revenue loss. Moreover, electromechanical meters, manual reading of meters, manual bill preparation and delivery and inadequate bill collection facilities result in overall delay in revenue collection and revenue leakage. The growth of the Indian economy over the last two decades has been because of increase in energy consumption. Demand for electricity grew at a 7% CAGR during fiscal year 2005–2012 up from 4.2% CAGR fiscal year 02–05. If all the issues concerning the growth and development are addressed immediately and investments are made in the power sector, it will play a critical role in ensuring a sustainable growth and development of India on all fronts. arindam.ghosh@network18publishing

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urrently India is facing a very significant peak hour power deficit, which is as high as 10–12 GW, therefore improving energy efficiency and conservation is one of the top priorities of India for enhancing energy security. Natural gas and renewable forms of energy are important sources of clean fuel and only 20% of the global final energy consumption comes from renewables. Therefore, it is essential to encourage the exploitation of such forms of sources along with the development of new technologies.

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INNOVATIONS MADE With an economy that has been estimated to grow at the rate of about 8–9% over the next few years, meeting its rapidly increasing demand for energy to support the estimated growth figures is one of the biggest challenges for India. Innovations have a very important role to play here as they will ensure a steady supply of fuel at lower prices as well as erase uncertainties in fuel supply scenario, thus making the growth of the country sustainable. All the countries along with India are investing lot money and resources in conducting R&D. In Germany, 40% of the energy is contributed by the renewable sources of energy. On this

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note, Banmali Agrawala, President & CEO, GE Energy India, highlighted, “Technology and manufacturing are closely linked and it is difficult to separate them. If we want to make sure that newer technology comes in, we need to make sure that we, as a country, have a very strong manufacturing base.” Such steps have led to some new innovations over a period of few years across the world. Hydrogen fuel: GB Pradhan, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, said, “New fuel of the future is hydrogen…in the ministry, we have a programme of over `140 crores focussed on the R&D of hydrogen. I believe if we can harness the production

can be used for power generation and transportation at near zero pollution. Several countries including Canada, Germany, Japan, UK, USA, etc., are supporting comprehensive research, technology development and demonstration programme for developing and deploying fuel cell systems for stationary, portable and transport applications. Shale Gas Exploration: On the gas front, Shale Gas has come as a big boon to the entire power and energy sector globally. Shale gas is a kind of natural gas trapped in fine-grained sedimentary rocks called shales. Earlier, industry experts believed that the US will have a huge gas deficit and the country has to import increasing quantity of gas. But in a period of less than two years, the US energy supply curve has dramatically shifted from the state of deficit to surplus. The sudden

Move To Be

Self-reliant With energy security emerging as a major challenge in many countries across the globe, various nations are working on all possible fronts to develop various new and innovative solutions for ensuring energy security as well as lower dependence on current non-renewable sources of fuel. Concrete efforts in this direction have led to the development of various new innovations such as Hydrogen fuel, Shale Gas in the US, using coal to develop petrochemical in China, etc. Such innovations across the globe have played a critical role in shifting the entire import & export dynamics and have also brought down the operating cost. of hydrogen, it will be a game changer.” The National Hydrogen Energy Roadmap has projected that one million hydrogen fuelled vehicles would on the Indian roads and 1000 MW aggregate hydrogen based power generating capacity be set up in the country, both by 2020. Hydrogen is a fuel with the highest energy content per unit mass of all known fuels, which

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and unexpected development of shale gas has been a game changer. America could now become a net exporter of liquefied natural gas by 2016. However in case of India, Shale gas exploration is relatively new but it is actively gaining momentum in the country. Speaking about the about the new technological innovations on the oil, coal and gas front, Simon H Hobbs,


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ROADMAP IS BEING DRAWN TO SECURE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE BY 2030: M VEERAPPA MOILY While addressing an ASSOCHAM conference on oil & gas in India, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dr M Veerappa Moily, has said that a roadmap is being drawn to secure energy independence by 2030. He added that the Ministry is working on creating a well-defined action plan to achieve the target in a way that the import dependence is reduced by 50% by 2020, 75% by 2025 and 100% by 2030. The Hon’ble Minister pointed out that while coal remains the mainstay for power generation for India and fuels 70% of the power generation, the deficit in supply for coal has resulted in the widening of the demand-supply gap. The gap, which was 59.98 million tonne in 2008–09, has increased to 98.93 million tonne in 2011–12. Currently, this gap is being entirely met through import of high-quality coal from Indonesia, Philippines and Australia. During the 12th Plan, import dependence on crude oil is expected to increase from 76% in FY2010–11 to 80% in 2016–17. “We majorly rely on coal to the extent of 53%, while crude accounts for 31% of our energy basket. Natural gas, hydro power and nuclear power contribute 9%, 6% and 1%, respectively,” the Minister said. “To cater to a rise in the import of LNG, India has initiated investment plans for increasing its current RLNG handling capacity of 12.5 MMTPA to 45 MMTPA by 2017. By 2016–17, we envisage a natural gas grid measuring 31,757 km of pipelines across the country,” the Minister added. According to projections, upto 2030, 96% of the growth in energy demand will be in the non-OECD countries. More than 50% of the growth will be accounted for by China and India alone. In the renewable energy sector, hydrocarbons will continue to be the predominant component in our energy basket, the Minister said. Director of Technology, Honeywell India Technology Centre, Research & Development, UOP India Pvt Ltd, said that Shale Gas in the US has changed the entire export and import dynamics for the country. The US is now termed as being the exporter of gas and such a form of energy is going to be adopted by many countries across the world soon. Using coal to develop petrochemical (China): On the coal side, Hobbs said that innovations are taking place in the field of coal and turning it into petrochemicals, instead of using oil as the source of petrochemicals. “Chinese have undertaken this practice in a big way.” Honeywell’s UOP has developed a solution known as methanol-toolefins (MTO). The breakthrough technology allows producers in countries such as China to tap abundant coal resources, rather than more expensive petroleum, to produce petrochemicals. China is the world’s

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largest producer of coal, accounting for nearly half of the world’s production. Such a solution use methanol derived from cheaper and abundant coal, which will maximise yields of highvalue petrochemicals and reduce operating costs. Innovations in solar segment: From the side of renewable energy, highlighting a major development, Pradhan said that over the last three to five years, India has made rapid progress in the development of solar energy. Implementation of second generation solar panels in terms of thin print under solar PV segment is gaining momentum, even though its efficiency levels may be marginally less but the lower cost has created huge interest among the industry stakeholders. Another technology, dye-sensitised solar cell (DSC), is basically a chemical process drawn from nature. Currently, it has lower efficiencies, but the scope for implementation of

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such a technology is enormous and phenomenal. Commenting from the Indian perspective, Agrawala, pointed out, “If we want investment in technology and development to come in suitable areas, then pricing of energy becomes very crucial and we are all aware that we do have clearly skewed energy pricing set up in the country. It is imperative that we correct this pricing set up, because if we don’t, then we will have development of technologies in a very skewed manner that will cater to all kinds of solutions being found and opportunities being addressed, which are clearly a result of skewed pricing mechanism. I don’t think this is in the long-term interest of the overall objective that we have to make ourselves energy self-sufficient.”

INNOVATIONS CRITICAL TO TACKLE PRICE VOLATILITY Price fluctuations or volatility in oil have both direct and indirect impact on the economy for any country. Price variations in crude oil impact the sentiments and hence the volatility in the stock markets and may cause a ripple effect on almost all the business operations that are dependent on oil. Innovations can play an important role in bringing about market stability especially for the energy importing countries. In addition to this, the world’s oil reserves are maturing and the production is falling at a fast pace. Even in India, some of the major productive fields are either on the declining phase or they are faced with technical problems. Promoting or encouraging activities related to innovations may allow the scope for any economy to make use of its own resources to the best possible level in tackling the scenario of energy crisis. This will allow for long-term sustainable development and more importantly reduce burden on import bills. arindam.ghosh@network18publishing.


MAJOR OPPORTUNITY AREAS POWER

Giving

Power Sector

a competitive edge

It has been estimated that India would have to increase its current installed generation capacity from around 200 GW presently to over 800 GW by 2032 to sustain the envisaged annual GDP growth rate of around 8–9% over the next 20 years. Further, on the renewable energy front, policy initiatives like Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission have set a target to generate 20,000 MW of solar power by the end of the 13th Five Year Plan and PAT Scheme has created huge potential towards making the power sector competitive globally. ARINDAM GHOSH

actors like high capacity addition targets, heavy investment in the transmission sector of about `2,40,000 crore in the 12th Five Year Plan as compared to `1,40,000 crore in the 11th Plan, rapid pace of growth of India’s manufacturing sector, residential consumption growing at 14% over the next 10 years has created huge opportunities for the growth of the power sector and as well as made it competitive. It has been estimated that country’s demand for power is likely to touch 315–335 GW by 2017 from the current level of 120 GW.

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GENERATING ENERGY FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES Around 60% of India’s installed capacity is coal based, but the sector has been facing a coal crunch. Currently, India is one of the highest importers of coal in the world. Of the nearly 700 MTPA coals being traded

in the international market, India and China put together procure nearly half of this coal and the share is expected to expand to increase with time. In addition, it has been estimated that by 2017, India’s coal demand is set to jump 981 million tonne, but 715 million tonne of coal will be available, thus leaving a huge demandsupply gap. Further, the scenario of high levels of imports and price fluctuations will hamper the growth of the economy. Currently, renewable sources have 11.05% share in terms of installed capacity and contribute less than 1% to the actual generation of power. Thus, highlighting the huge potential renewable energy technologies have in reducing the demand-energy gap; ensuring better & reliable access to power along with bringing down the import levels for coal. According to Simon H Hobbs, Director – Technology, Honeywell India Technology Centre, R&D, UOP India Pvt Ltd, there is a need to reduce

dependence on fuels like diesel. “High level of subsidies on diesel is a huge burden on the Indian Government,” he says, adding that R&D and new technologies will come as a huge boon for energy security and fuel availability.

DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF FUEL If India continues to grow at 8–9% per annum, import dependence is likely to increase and the country would import 35–57% of coal, 90–94% of oil and 20–57% of gas by 2031–32. Under such a scenario, it is critical that we procure technology, which will ensure energy security. This has opened up huge opportunities for the country to conduct R&D in various segments for ensuring lower dependence on conventional forms of fuel like fossil, coal, etc. Commenting on the importance of alternative fuels, Hobbs opines that using biofuels will is critical for lowering dependence on fast-depleting conventional fuels.

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Elaborating further on the initiatives taken by Honeywell, Hobbs informs that the company has established an R&D centre for looking into various issues related to energy. The Honeywell India Technology Centre will primarily support Honeywell UOP’s work in developing and licencing process technologies used in refining and in the production of petrochemicals and renewable fuels. UOP is a recognised leader in refining, petrochemical and biofuel process technology.

POTENTIAL FOR EXPORTS The overall global market for T&D equipment is US$452 billion, of which the Indian exports are US$4 billion only. There is a huge potential for Indian companies to capture a larger share of the global market. Currently, only a few domestic companies have gone out. Countries in the African region offer good scope for expansion of exports. Commenting on the issue, Vishnu Agarwal, CMD, Technical Associates Limited, said “There is a very sizeable demand for quality electrical equipments which needs to be tapped. IEEMA is taking several steps towards encouraging Indian manufacturers to go global.” He also cautioned saying that the demand is there and it is important to understand that those who need the equipments will not be waiting for Indian equipments and India needs to be aggressive and think as well as “think of a long term strategy,” there is a strong competition from European and South Asian countries like China, Korea, etc.

OPPORTUNITY FOR INDIAN ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT India’s imports of electrical equipment was valued at `75,057 crore (US$15.67 billion) in 2011–12, which has increased at a CAGR of 30.3% during the last five years. The domestic electrical equipment manufactures suffer owing to various taxes and the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)

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signed by the Indian Government have affected their competitiveness not only on the national level but also in the domestic market. Such a scenario has allowed China’s share in Indian imports to dramatically rise. In case of the T&D segment, China’s share in Indian imports has grown from 15% in FY 2006 to 44% in FY 2011. If policy initiatives are taken towards lowering various import duties and taxes along with mandatory provision for usage of ‘Made in India’ electrical equipments for the user industries will come as boost for the growth of the Indian electrical equipment manufactures. For instance, it is compulsory for all the telecom companies to procure at least 30% of all electronic equipment domestically due to security reasons.

AUTOMATION OF POWER Automation is the combined use

POLICY INITIATIVES LIKE JNNSM, PAT SCHEME Launching initiatives like Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), which has set a target of 20,000 MW of solar generating capacity by the end of the 13th Five Year Plan, has come as a huge boon not only for the growth of renewable sector. Besides, it opens up huge business opportunities for companies in the segment. The Ministry of Power and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) launched the PAT scheme for promoting efficient use of energy and its conservation. It is a market-based mechanism to further accelerate as well as incentivise energy efficiency in the large energy-intensive industries. Further, the government has various incentives in place for setting up renewable energy power projects in the country. These include exemption from customs and excise duties on specific goods required for establishing and developing projects under the segment. This has come as a boost for companies to enter into this space.

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of control systems and information technology, ensuring higher reliability of the system or equipment without involving human effort and reducing risk. In a power plant, there are many equipments and systems involved in power generation. Currently, the overall inspection of the complete set of equipment is not possible with existing manpower and inspection instruments with in a short period of time. Today, if you look at sustainability of any process, automation is the backbone of that sustainability. Expounding further, K Nandakumar, CMD, Chemtrols Industries Ltd, and Chairman, Instrumentation & Automation Division, CII, avers that globally, automation worth around $100 billion and mostly exist in the process, factory and electrical division. “But in India, automation, has, so far, been around 2% of that, mostly covering factory and process automation,” he says, adding that over the last couple of years, the Government of India has taken initiatives to enhance the role of automation in the industrial sector from the current level of 2% to about 6%.

IMPLEMENTATION OF SMART GRIDS Power utilities around the world are adopting smart grid technologies to make the power infrastructure robust, self healing, adaptive, interactive and cost effective. In view of the anticipated growth in Indian power sector and infrastructure, there is huge potential for adopting Smart Grid Technologies and designs in a big way. For systemic growth of Smart Grid in the country, India Smart Grid Forum and India Smart Grid Task Force are being set up under the aegis of the Ministry of Power. According to International Energy Agency, Smart Grid is an electricity network that uses digital and other advanced technologies to monitor & manage the transmission of electricity from all generation sources to meet the varying demands of end users. arindam.ghosh@network18publishing


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Innovations give

‘Made in India’ a makeover

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” These famous words were said by one of the greatest innovators of all times, the late Steve Jobs, Apple Co-founder. No doubt, the ‘half eaten apple’ has been representing innovation since the last few years and encouraging many more. Well, what else is encouraging? The Indian manufacturing sector taking the path of innovation en route to success. The Indian subcontinent is not far behind its contemporaries when it comes to innovation, but yes, there is room for more in every sector. Many may argue that India witnessed a drop in the Global Innovation Index ranking this year to the 64th position from the 62nd a year ago and also stood lowest among the BRICS nations in the 2012 index. But it also improved its position in innovation efficiency from the 9th position to the 2nd spot. What also came as a respite was that the total R&D spend in India doubled since 2007 and is now estimated at US$40 billion, according to a recent study by Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Apart from this, the number of patents filed in the US and Europe by Indian companies has also witnessed a rise. At present, India and China account for nearly 20% of the global R&D spending. As per the manufacturing industry, the whole idea of pursuing innovation in a comprehensive and holistic way will ultimately take manufacturing productivity forward. But surely there are challenges to be faced. The main challenge for the Indian manufacturers is to manage innovations with scarce resources, and be affordable & environmentally sustainable at the same time. But there has been an appealing characteristic observed across the outperforming SMEs that top management was directly involved in the innovation process. This made sure that the innovation process does not suffer from resource shortage or from any other encumbrance. Involvement of top management not only leads the innovation to a successful completion but also helps the management to understand the competencies of stakeholders in the process. As it can be rightly said, innovation has to flow from the top. It has to be a boardroom activity and not confined to just laboratories.

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Nishi Rath Senior Features Writer BCom (Accounts Honours) and Post Graduate in English Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication

With more than 5 years of experience in journalism, her heart lies in reporting. She is keen to learn and expand the horizons of her area of work.


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GREENOVATION Getting Lean & Going Green

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TATA CHEMICALS LTD, MITHAPUR COMPLEX “Cementing” Innovation From Waste

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GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES A Journey From Concept To Reality

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GRASSROOT TECHNOLOGY Using Heat To Cool

190 PRODUCTS, PROCESSES & TECHNOLOGIES Turning Over A New Leaf

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JUGAAD The Indian Coinage For A Clever Improvisation

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INNOVATIONS TATA CHEMICALS LTD, MITHAPUR COMPLEX

“Cementing” Innovation From

Waste

“Our cement plant at Mithapur is an expression of innovation. While setting up a chemical complex, when one considers investments in waste management, a cement plant is unlikely to be the first thing that comes to mind. However, in our case, the cement plant at our Mithapur inorganic chemicals complex was established to use process waste from our soda ash plant as one of the raw materials for making cement,” informs Arup Basu, President – New Businesses and Innovation Centre, Tata Chemicals Ltd, during an exclusive interaction with Nishi Rath. Excerpts… aking the 3Rs—Reduce, Reuse and Recycle— to a new level, Tata Chemicals Ltd came up with a green and innovative solution to manage its solid waste. The company uses effluent solids from the soda ash manufacturing process as one of the raw materials to make cement. Taking pride in its innovation, which first saw light of day in 1993, Tata Chemicals Ltd claims to be possibly the only soda ash company to pursue such an approach. Defining the concept of innovation, Arup Basu, President – New Businesses and Innovation Centre, Tata Chemicals Ltd, explains, “Innovation, for us, is any invention or significant process reconfiguration that can create value in the marketplace; this short description acts as our frame of reference for innovation.” Elaborating further on how Tata Chemicals Ltd has innovation in its core, Basu states, “Our cement plant at

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What can drive innovation? A tiny part of India comprises the formal economy and most of the ‘societal noise’ is generated by this set. However, for all citizens to get their fair share of key developmental inputs and lead a better quality of life, innovation, as an enabler, can play a game changing role. We are not less innovative than any other society. It is just that the western world has focused on enhancing the quality of mankind’s physical life. Contrast this to the Indian civilisation, which has focused on enhancing the quality of mankind’s spiritual life. Both approaches have innovations; however, as we now use a western European developmental template, only innovations that enhance the physical quality of life are on the societal discussion board. India’s efforts to expand her prosperity landscape present the business world with a unique opportunity to lead this transformation. While compassion and a deep understanding of fair share are important enablers, it is innovation that will provide the scaffolding to physically deliver the goods. Those companies that truly make it their core will reap rich rewards both economic

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‘India is adequately innovative’ “Innovation will grow in stature—in terms of the value it creates for an enterprise and hence, the premium it will command as management efforts are directed at embedding this culture within companies,” affirms Arup Basu, President – New Businesses and Innovation Centre, Tata Chemicals Ltd. and societal. A happy byproduct will be the fact that through this process, we will have become a literate and scientific nation as well. Innovation, down the line… Hopefully, over the next few years, the Licence Raj will return in a modern and fairer format wherein the licence issuer will be civil society and not government. As a result, businesses will adopt and rely on innovation as a cost-effective vehicle for creating sustainable value and differentiated products and services. It will also create an ecosystem where innovators and entrepreneurs will be valued by society and hence, such people will command a premium. Naturally, innovation will not restrict itself to the manufacturing sector alone, but will find expression in services and agriculture. Moreover, over the next decade, businesses will be created that will have components from each of these three sectors and thus, straightforward classification will become challenging. It is at the intersection of these sectors where we will witness phenomenal innovation. The excitement is about to begin!

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TATA CHEMICALS LTD, MITHAPUR COMPLEX INNOVATIONS

Mithapur is an expression of innovation because when one sets up a chemical complex, one does not necessarily go to great lengths to find ways and means to convert a harmless process waste into a useful product and then invest serious capital to bring it to fruition. When one thinks of a cement plant, one does not think of it as a plant for managing waste. However, in our case, the cement plant was established to convert and consume the harmless effluent solids generated from the soda ash process for making cement.” “So,” he continues, while emphasising, “There is innovation in the way the process is configured and in the thought processes behind it. This is a good example of how waste generated by one industrial process can actually prove to be a valuable raw material for another industrial product. Cement plants use limestone as a raw material. Ours is probably the only plant, where, apart from limestone, we use waste generated from the synthetic soda ash unit.” “The way we use water at Mithapur is yet another example of using innovation to pursue a sustainable strategy. Being located in a water scarce region, our desire is to achieve an endstate where the entire manufacturing operation does not use groundwater and as a stretch target, even the region’s surface water. We can derive some satisfaction from the fact that we achieved the first milestone some

years ago and are working hard to make even the stretch target, a reality. So, innovation is an omnipresent underlying theme in the day-to-day life of Mithapur,” he avers.

WHAT AN IDEA! Developing science and engineering to convert the effluent solids generated from the soda ash process as a suitable raw material for cement making required a great deal of effort. Basu says, “First and foremost, you need to be clear about what you want to achieve and place this agenda squarely on the discussion table; this will allow you develop over time, the desired series of technological solutions. The advantage with having an innovation-led culture is that the team does not worry or stress

THE PROCESS As complex it may sound, the process is a fairly simple one! Explaining the same, Arup Basu, President – New Businesses and Innovation Centre, Tata Chemicals Ltd, elaborates, “The solid slurry that comes out of the soda ash plant is filtered in a specially constructed unit which is a key element of the unique plant design at Mithapur. Here, water and solids are separated and the solids subsequently processed to enable it to be used, in combination with limestone for cement production.

about the fact that something has not been ‘done before’. This creates an open mind and the team’s hunting ground comprises all science and engineering streams and not only chemistry and chemical engineering. Belief in an interdisciplinary approach is a sine qua non for innovation to be delivered successfully. He adds, “We have invested about `500 crore for making this a reality; yet, we are still far from thinking of ourselves as subject matter experts. Measured by any yardstick, the company is walking-the-talk.

TO MAKE AN IDEA A REALITY… “The beauty of innovation is that it legitimises the act of demanding something that does not yet exist. To fulfill this demand, a key enabler is to synthesise meaningfully the best available knowledge of relevant subjects into a rich interdisciplinary tapestry. This is the starting canvas for the team to proceed,” believes Basu. “Also, once you set this process in motion, there is a continuous agenda to improve and learn,” he adds.

PATENT IN PROCESS We like to believe that we have used unique chemistry, biology and chemical engineering to make this a reality. As a result, we have applied for a patent, which is yet to be granted. nisi.rath@network18publishing.com

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nnovation has a critical role to play in India’s socio-economic processes and development,” said Hon’ble Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh a year ago, after releasing the report of the National Innovation Council. A year down the line, we have certainly come a long way. It can be said that innovation and competitiveness share a mutual relationship. Innovation thrives in a competitive environment and plays a vital role in creating a competitive

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environment—similar to the one that exists in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). It is a well known fact that SMEs generate economic value by creating new jobs in the economy and encouraging entrepreneurship. Teaming these SME ‘benefits’ with innovation is bound boost the prospects for the manufacturing sector. Elaborating further, an SME owner, on condition of anonymity, says, “The Indian economy is growing and so are the exports. Also, Indian

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firms are successfully competing against international firms and brands. All this has become possible owing to a combination of factors, including an enabling environment. Nonetheless, innovation is emerging as a key driver in the growth of the Indian economy.” The critical role of innovation can certainly not be underestimated. However, because of differences in capital sources and the kind of customers being catered to, the interest and approach of SMEs to innovation vary.

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Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are considered to be one of the driving forces of modern economies due to their multifaceted contributions in terms of technological innovations, employment generation and export promotion, among others. Innovation has been driving Indian SMEs to grow and prosper. Realising the importance of innovation, SMEs have increased their focus on innovation.

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FACTORS INFLUENCING INNOVATION SMEs face unrelenting pressure from customers and competitors to lower prices and accept shrinking margins on sales. Many SMEs have responded to these pressures by adopting innovations in operational excellence. However, as these operational strategies approach their limits, SMEs started to seek revenue growth from new products and services. A powerful way for SMEs to do this is to offer customers new products & services that allow more efficient and effective use of products that they currently sell. These new products may complement existing products, and require new manufacturing and design skills, but offering new services is uncharted territory for most SMEs. More than half of the increase in market share, competitiveness, profitability and reduction in costs due to innovation has occurred in SMEs owing to three types of innovation— new products, new processes and new services. Additionally, the customer is the primary external factor that leads almost all SMEs to innovate. SMEs can introduce process innovation—developed for their own use—to enhance the capability of their production processes or their supply chain operations. SMEs can also introduce product innovations— including the introduction of new functions, enhanced performance, or added features to existing products— into the existing or new markets. SMEs have been hyperactive when it comes to marketing innovation, which includes the use of new distribution channels and new advertising approaches for selling current/new products. These enterprises can expand revenues by selling their current products in new regional or international markets or by expanding their existing product lines into new segments of existing markets.

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FIRMS CAN BE CALLED INNOVATIVE IF... SMEs have greater innovation intensity than large firms The innovation intensity for privately and publicly owned firms is significantly higher than that of government-owned firms Firms with majority foreign ownership have greater innovation intensity than those with majority Indian ownership The innovation intensity for MNCs is significantly higher than that for nonMNCs; there is little difference in the percentage of ‘highly innovative’ firms among MNCs and non-MNCs Internal processes for innovation such as maintaining a specific innovation department, allocating funds, rewarding innovative employees, forecasting probabilities of success, formalising processes and systematic attempts, maintaining physical locations for innovation and constituting cross-functional teams all lead to firms being more innovative. Further, firms with greater R&D spending, innovation spending and strategic prioritisation for innovation are also more likely to be more innovative Firms with their primary market in India have higher innovation intensity than those with primary markets abroad. On the other hand, a greater proportion of firms with their primary market abroad are highly innovative (i.e. they have introduced more ‘new to world’ innovations) as compared to firms with their primary market in India Firms in industries where innovations are patented, with more patent filings and use of IPR consultants are more innovative Firms partnering with government agencies, collaborating with universities and R&D labs also tend to be more innovative teams, which mean less functional diversity in experience. Also, SMEs often have limited financial resources to invest in innovations that are expensive to develop, require long development cycles and long payback periods. Moreover, they can neither spread R&D expenses over large sales volumes; nor spread the risk of failure across multiple projects. This tends to make them more cautious about innovation than larger enterprises. There is a strong correlation between R&D expenditure and innovation success in SMEs. Another major barrier to innovation, as perceived by both large firms and SMEs is skill shortage owing to the lack of emphasis on industrial innovation, problem solving, design and experimentation, among others. For SMEs, prominent internal hindrances come from skill shortages due to lack of effective in-house training programmes, a sustainable model for continuous innovation and, at times, poor understanding of

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LOT MORE TO HAPPEN According to Ashish Acharya, a young and budding entrepreneur, “Two years from now, we hope to see some major changes in the manufacturing sector. Business houses have understood the importance of innovation to remain in the competition. It is true that SMEs do not have the capacity to spend as much on R&D. But a change in mindset will be a good way to start the process of investing in R&D.” The rising innovation activity and awareness in India as well as the need to continuously encourage this trend will act as a key enabler in India’s economic growth and competitiveness story. However, there is a need for further effort along a range of parameters in order to fully realise India’s innovation potential. nisi.rath@network18publishing.com With inputs from National Knowledge Council


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companies, they cannot aspire to be the leaders. The push has to come from within.

nnovation has no boundaries. It can make inroads into any sector—be it social, manufacturing or medical! Necessity is indeed the mother of innovation. It can be said that innovation is the solution that comes up from a different method to resolve a problem. Therefore, innovation is a way of doing something different, which will solve the problem. Additionally, innovation is significant only if it offers some economic benefit to a business or a society.

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The difference between invention and innovation is that innovation is process led. It has to follow a certain way of working, only then can there be innovation. An organisation should encourage team work. It should create systems by which workers will be encouraged to do something out of the box and not be penalised for failing. Adopting similar strategies will foster the growth of innovation. A company has to have an INDIA AND INNOVATIONS innovation index or quotient, Research & Development which refers to the acceptability of (R&D) is the road that leads to a new innovation in a company. innovation. Unfortunately, the We need to know how prepared investment in R&D in India is the company is in order to receive much less when compared to other or develop an innovation. developed countries such as Japan So, each company can probably or the US. Naturally, the outcome look into themselves and see is not as good as or as much. On what their capability of creating the other hand, in India, much of innovations is. Here, it is also the money in R&D is spent by It all starts with an idea! And for that idea important to note that the CEO the government; the contribution to transform into reality, it has to go through and other senior officials of the of the government is much higher several stages. That is what innovation is company have to be directly than the private sector. In the all about. Innovation has several benefits. involved in innovation, R&D and western countries, the situation is product development. The push quite different. The private sector However, while everyone is keen on has to come from the top for contributes as much, if not more innovation, many are reluctant to spend on than the government. So, the it. Countries such as Japan and the US have innovation to happen. Many companies have started benefits are directly accrued to the invested a great deal to foster the growth innovation councils and committees, private sector. of innovation in their respective countries. but councils do not innovate. So, While everyone is keen on If India intends to join the ‘innovators’ whatever needs to be done has innovation, no one is ready to league’, it needs to adopt innovative to be initiated at the company’s accept the cost incurred on the strategies that would catapult it to the grassroot level. However, they have same. People here do not want to league of innovative leaders. to be mentored, encouraged, given incur any extra cost. Unless you enough resources, creative freedom invest in innovation/new product and also freedom to fail. Only then can the development or offer new products every Innovation caters to culture of innovation grow by leaps and six months/a year, you cannot go up in the intellectual curiosity. bounds. value chain. For example, General Motors has 800 creative people who are backed by thousands of engineers for new product development. It is no wonder K Munshi, Professor – Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of then that the company is the biggest car manufacturer in the Technology, Bombay world. So, unless these investments are made by the Indian Email: munshi@iitb.ac.in

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INNOVATOR Harish Umashankar Tiwari, Associate Professor, Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering

GUIDE Professor Dr GV Paridhwad, Government College of Engineering

Using Heat To Cool Ever wondered if there could be a system that could cool truck cabins using exhaust heat? If you thought that it was surreal to imagine this, then you are going to be pleasantly surprised. Harish Umashankar Tiwari, an Associate Professor in Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, under the able guidance of Professor Dr GV Paridhwad, Government College of Engineering, has used the benefits of adsorption technology to make this a reality. This innovation has truly proved to be a boon for vehicle owners such as truck drivers who travel round the clock. THE PROJECT

Cabin Cooling of Truck Using Engine Exhaust

The concept of using heat from engine exhausts is not new, but it had become obsolete with the advent of vapour technology. The growing environment issues have once again attracted the attention of innovators to adsorption technology. The system developed is meant to use exhaust heat to cool truck cabins. It can be also used in other automobiles and applications where there is waste heat. “The innovation is about an air cooling system for an automobile cabin using waste heat from the engine’s exhaust. The cabin cooling of a truck has been considered for various reasons. Additionally, the system can be used in other automobiles as well as in other applications where waste heat is available,” informs Tiwari. Tiwari noticed that during summer, truck cabins can be as hot as a furnace and having airconditioning with a decent sum would actually be a good option. Tiwari, who is working under the guidance of Prof Parishwad, gave his best. “Road transport is an important mode of transport for goods over large distances. During summer, when many parts of the country witness soaring temperatures of 45–500C, imagine the temperature inside the cabin; it can shoot up to more than 500C,” he avers. For automobiles, air conditioning—normally vapour compression refrigeration cycle—is used, which runs on engine power and consumes around 10% of the total power produced. In automobiles, a large amount of heat input of around 60% goes waste—a part which can be effectively used to develop a heat-generated cooling system. “The present work is a design and development that uses the adsorption refrigeration system, which is powered by the engine exhaust heat. This ensures that it does not affect the engine’s fuel consumption. The development of the proposed system is in progress,” Tiwari says. Initially, a model of the system was developed and tested successfully in the laboratory of the college. The overall weight of the system at present is around 30 kg for 1 kW of refrigerating effect. The overall cost is around `30,000. The Coefficient Of Performance (COP) is around 0.4, which means that a heat input of 2.5 kW is required per kW of cooling. Work is in progress to develop a full-scale system, which can be installed in an actual truck. Efforts are also on to reduce the overall weight of the system to make it more compact.

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Automobile air conditioning consumes about one-tenth of the total fuel, which is a significant cost for vehicle owners (such as truck drivers) who travel round the clock. Using an adsorption refrigeration system powered by exhaust heat with only two control valves, makes the running of an automobile more economical. A prototype of 1 kW cooling capacity has been designed and developed in the laboratory. The adsorbers use an innovative double pipe heat exchanger to enhance heat transfer and reduce the heating and cooling time. The system dimensions have been obtained and found to be suitable for the automobile. Moreover, the system can operate in mobile applications. The heating time required to achieve the cooling effect is around 10 ACCOLADES minutes. Also, the number of valves is just two, which makes The project was the system reliable and reduces the likelihood of leakage. nisi.rath@network18publishing.com

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It is remarkable how innovative ideas originating from the shop floor have the potential to radically improve business processes. Innovation, the process of bringing new products and services to the market, is one of the most important phenomena in business today. There has been innovation in various areas mainly in products, technology and process. Here’s taking a look at some the best innovations in these domains… NISHI RATH

PRODUCTS Product innovation can be termed as the introduction of a new product, or a significant qualitative change in an existing product. Product innovations may include tangible manufactured goods, intangible services or a combination of the two. According to Shubhro Sen, Director, Tata Management Training Centre, “Innovation can sometimes be too narrowly construed as being focused on technology and clever use of products. However, according to me, innovation represents the entire chain of events that any

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POSCO The steel giant started developing POSCO Body Concept-Electric Vehicle (PBC-EV), a steel body for electric vehicles, in 2010, to generate profit from high value-added products and support strengthening the future competitiveness of the automobile industry. The PBC-EV is 25% lighter than previous vehicle bodies. Its safety has also been proven by satisfying all international collision safety regulation standards, which will be applied in 2015. PBC-EV is designed to use at least 40% more high quality steel than regular automobile bodies. The most cutting-edge technology such as Hot Press Forming was used, which increased the degree of strength and Multi-Directional Roll Forming, which allows changes in length of the sectional area. Manufacturing methods similar to existing automobiles, despite increased use of high-quality steel, have been applied. This, in turn, requires no changes to the existing production lines, thus minimising increased electric car manufacturing costs. The newly developed electric vehicle steel body PBC-EV reduces greenhouse gas emission by approximately 50% as compared to the previous products. POSCO announced the electric vehicle steel body development results on March 9, 2012 at the Incheon Songdo Global R&D Centre. “The electric vehicle steel body PBC-EV developed by POSCO is the result of the efforts of environment-friendly green growth, and mutual growth with clients. POSCO’s cutting-edge steel materials and future technology will be brought together to greatly contribute to the commercialisation of electric vehicles,” said Chung Joonyang, the company’s CEO.

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CUMMINS INC Cummins Inc plans to produce Cummins Dual FuelTM engines for land-based oil and gas drilling applications using Cummins Dual Fuel technology. The first engine for landbased drilling applications is the Tier 2 QSK50, rated at 1,480 hp at 1,200 rpm. The Cummins Dual Fuel QSK50 will operate with integrated controls that will optimise the substitution rate based on operating conditions, and will seamlessly and automatically transition between diesel fuel and dual fuel modes. Cummins Dual Fuel technology enables drilling equipment to operate on 100% diesel fuel or in dual fuel mode, giving the customer flexibility depending on natural gas availability at the business or organisation takes to bring products to market. Therefore, it could be process innovation. In fact, many of the more exciting things that have happened have

drilling site. According to Mark Levett, the company’s VP – HighHorsepower Engine Business, “Land-based drilling rig operators run long, tough hours over the course of a year, consuming large amounts of fuel. Customers can expect to see significant fuel savings, and will see a return on capital investment in less than one year of operation.” In dual fuel mode, the substitution rate, which is the percentage of natural gas relative to total fuel flow, is the critical parameter affecting fuel savings. In traditional operating conditions, engines with this technology can be expected to deliver a maximum substitution rate of 70%. come from re-configuration of processes, sometimes with the aid of technology and sometimes, with human ingenuity.”

PROCESS Innovation in manufacturing processes involves modification in the method/process of production. The change in the process can be a result of modification within the company or across the value chain. The aim of such an innovation is to reduce the turnaround time, enhance the product quality, reduce the cost of production and achieve the flexibility of customising the product as per customer demands that result into better product competitiveness.

Sen said, “So service, process and business model innovations are just as important constitutes of the innovation spectrum as a pure technology centered approach. I think for manufacturing to go ahead, the firms that are involved must take this composite view that they should not merely look at new technology but also new ways of bringing it to the market, new ways of following up how the end consumer actually uses it.”

OneSteel LTD The almost impossible task of producing steel with the help of recycled materials such as old rubber tyres and plastics is now a reality. University of New South Wales researchers and OneSteel Ltd collaborated through the Centre for Sustainable Materials Research and Technology (SMaRT) to achieve the breakthrough, which replaces a significant proportion of the coke normally used in EAF steel-making with recycled tyres or plastics that are rich in carbon. The technology has been successfully incorporated into OneSteel’s commercial furnaces over the past four years and is now standard practice at two of its Australian operations. The process, called Polymer Injection Technology has been patented internationally and has been commercialised for international steel makers using Electric Arc Furnaces (EAF), responsible for 40% of the world’s steel production. The first

commercial implementation of the technology took place in Thailand in 2011. If recycled rubber or plastic was subjected to rapid and very high temperatures it would change into the carbon material that joins with molten iron to make up steel along with clean gases such as hydrogen and carbon monoxide. The whole process was tested by injecting the rubber/plastic into a mini EAF using the same processes by which coke is injected. As of March 2012, the technology has replaced almost 15,000 tonne of coal with more than one million car tyres (or their equivalents). This has reduced many millions of KWh hours of energy each year while increasing furnace productivity and producing more steel from the same amount of ferrous scrap. The Polymer Injection Technology Technology won a 2012 Collaborative Innovation Award at the Cooperative Research Centres Association conference in Adelaide.

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TECHNOLOGY The Indian manufacturing sector has been incorporating various technologies to serve the varying needs of the diversified Indian customer base. For instance, the Indian market on a macro level is divided into urban and rural, with the

factor of differentiation being the purchasing power of customers, which is lower in the latter group. Thus, the manufacturing sector is introducing products to capitalise on the large untapped price-sensitive Indian rural market.

DELPHI The connected car solution, developed by Delphi Product & Service Solutions (DPSS) through an exclusive partnering agreement with Aftermarket Telematics Technologies, LLC (ATT) links consumers to the independent aftermarket service channel, as well as supports the independent car care and traditional parts distribution models. “Telematics not only helps improve vehicle performance and safety but can contribute in driving the parts business,” said Lúcia Veiga Moretti, President, DPSS, adding “Telematics connects the car owners to repair shops, distributors, manufacturers, fleet customers and other industries increasing business loyalty & shop profitability. It is an evolution of the aftermarket business model.” The DPSS Connected Car Telematics Solution, powered by

ATT’s suite of software solutions, offers consumers the features and benefits of a connected-car experience without purchasing a new vehicle equipped with OE-embedded telematics technology. It also equips the independent aftermarket with capabilities to compete in the connected car care market. The connected car telematics solution is connected to the vehicle through an OBDII plug-in device engineered by Delphi. The device has been successfully road-tested over 50 million miles in tens of thousands of vehicles. ATT provides the vehicle owner and service operator a web interface to view vehicle history and alerts as well as access parts and service information from Delphi. DPSS recently won the Automechanika Frankfurt Innovation Award and the DPSS telematics won in the Systems Category.

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC Applied Materials, Inc, pushed the boundaries of interconnect technology, the pathways that connect the billions of transistors on a chip, with its Applied Endura AmberTM PVD system. It features copper reflow technology, the Amber system is the only single-chamber solution proven to enable void-free copper structures at the 1Xnm node—a critical challenge in the manufacturing of advanced logic and memory devices. “The Applied Endura Amber system delivers a breakthrough solution for scaling interconnects beyond the 20nm node while maintaining good production yields,” said Sundar Ramamurthy, VP & GM – Metal Deposition Products Business Unit, Applied Materials, adding, “Applied has extended its leading PVD technology with a unique system that achieves rapid, void-free fill of these structures at virtually any device node. We are seeing strong customer momentum for the Amber system with more than 30 chambers already in the field. Systems are already qualified as tool of record at leading logic and memory device manufacturers.” Today’s high-density microchips feature complex, multilevel networks with more than 60 miles of copper wiring and as

many as 10 billion vertical connections, or vias, between layers. Moving forward, these numbers will significantly increase, with interconnect structures becoming much narrower and deeper, making it extremely difficult for conventional technologies to completely and reliably fill the structure with copper. At the 1Xnm node, this is a major concern, since a single void can render the chip useless. Applied’s Amber copper reflow technology solves this critical challenge by turning the small size of these features from a problem to an advantage. Using capillary action, the deposited copper is drawn into even the smallest features, filling from the bottom upwards to enable rapid, void-free fill from the smallest to the largest features on any die layout. The Amber system is built on the innovations pioneered with the highly-successful Applied EnduraCuBS RFX PVD system. The CuBS RFX system’s unique selective PVD technology provides the precise deposition profile—thicker at the bottom and no copper overhang—that is essential for the subsequent reflow process. nisi.rath@network18publishing.com

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The Indian coinage for a

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The colloquial Hindi word that has been ruling the Indian manufacturing industry describes a creative solution to an issue. The term ‘jugaad’ involves making things work or creating new things with scarce resources. Though many believe that it is intelligent management, sometimes ‘jugaad’ is used pejoratively in the sense of a makeshift fix. But all said and done, today ‘jugaad’ is used to describe Indian-style innovation. NISHI RATH

ugaad applications can come up anywhere, including finding new uses for everyday objects—such as using a soft drink bottle to store water or building makeshift trucks from water pump engines and parts of bullock carts. Jugaad entrepreneurship does not imply cost cutting; compromising on quality or shortcuts with compliances; rather, it is a way of life for an entrepreneur, especially in developing markets, according to various Indian manufacturers. At a recently held conference, Ninad Karpe, Vice Chairman, CII Maharashtra State Council and CEO & MD, Aptech Ltd, opined, “Jugaad is not only an innovative fix but also a unique way of responding to the challenges of resource constraint faced by individuals and corporates.” There is also a need to promote great ideas and scale them up, he added.

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The impact of jugaad is evident based on individual ingenuity being from the fact that India has gained displayed across sectors and contexts. fame among management circles for The Indian talent for jugaad is reflected this ‘skill’. This skill despite limited in the ease with which we find our resources has proven ways around the myriad particularly important in rules and regulations overcoming inadequate posed by government public services. regulations. Jugaad is However, the economy not sustainable because appears to have reached it does not have a Jugaad entrepreneurship does not imply cost the limit of using science or engineering cutting, compromising on jugaad in place of good base, it also does not quality, or taking government, suggesting have an organisational shortcuts with a lower growth base or support. It tends compliance norms; it is a way of life for an trajectory in the absence to be a one-time activity entrepreneur, especially of a major improvement with few subsequent in developing markets. in political dynamics. improvements. It is There is just one mantra not the result of an to be a successful jugaad entrepreneur—be understanding of user JUGAAD & INNOVATION: your own Amitabh needs spanning a wide WHAT’S THE Bachchan. Look up to spectrum of users. It DIFFERENCE? yourself when you are is, therefore, likely to There is a major creating something new. have only a restricted distinction between Piruz Khambatta, Chairman & MD, Rasna application. modern jugaad and On the other innovation. Jugaad is

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The Indian manufacturing sector is full of instances where using the modest resources at ready disposal have and are being used to solve problems and find ways around seemingly impossible situations. But of course, there are also some negatives associated with jugaad. Experts feel jugaad leads to lack of consistency and discipline.

continues, “We have to be ingenious in our approach. We have to develop low-cost and frugal solutions. If The country needs a course correction you want to develop a because assumptions predictable, reliable and that India will somehow systematic approach to muddle through were doing things, jugaad misplaced, given the size of the country’s is not the answer. problems. Jugaad You have to have a involves thinking out of systematic process... the box...seizing the a process, which you opportunity...refusing to accept defeat. It is a can call anything, reflection of the except jugaad.” WHY OPT FOR JUGAAD? resilience that led to However, jugaad There are several challenges to set up a entrepreneurship. should not be written business in India and manage it well. A Pavan Varma, off as an approach large portion of India’s citizens still live JUGAAD NOT THE WAY Diplomat & Author that supports only in rural areas that are demarcated from OUT, SAY EXPERTS s h o r t - t e r m urban centres and lack basic modes of For many innovation solutions. Rather, this unique and communication. The reforms of 1991 experts in India, jugaad is a coping innovative approach to innovation opened India’s economy to the rest of strategy used by many for lack of can have a significant long-term the world and added another layer of another option. It is, at times, viewed socio-economic impact for frugality, difficulty—namely, competition from as an outcome of structural challenge, flexibility and inclusiveness of multinational corporations with more inadequate goods and services. processes. resources. Against all odds, the Indian Jugaad, as a strategy and practice, is economic expansion has accelerated to certainly innovative, but it arises in one of the highest rates in the world in societies that lack innovation as a JUGAAD: THE PRECIOUS RESOURCE the recent times. process and as a driver of the economy. Indians have developed the skill of Commenting on the same, Kumar According to Milind Pandit, finding innovative solutions wherever Balan, Director, Global Technologies, Sr Practice Consultant, Tata they can—a skill that has inevitably Wheelabrator Group, explains, Management Training Centre, “Jugaad found its way into the Indian “Among all the countries in the world, is a tactic having short-term benefits.” business practice. If there is one thing India has the strongest intellectual For Pandit, and many others, there any manager can learn from jugaad, it base. The term called jugaad is a little is a need for better understanding of is that traditional methods of doing more than what the term business are not feasible in The impact of jugaad is evident from the fact that India has actually means. Here, we every situation. gained fame among management circles for this ‘skill’. have learnt to do a lot with In all, the jugaad less; no other country is capable of innovation and a more widespread approach to innovation is widespread doing this.” committment to innovation; jugaad is in the Indian manufacturing Applying the concept of jugaad to not the way out. arena. It is increasingly being deal with limited resources and weak Complementing Pandit’s views, used to achieve low-cost yet infrastructure has obviously allowed Rajiv Narvekar, Research Head, large-scale solutions to the major unmet Indian companies to accomplish more Tata Management Training needs many in the country face despite with less. Expressing his views on the Centre, elaborates, “Jugaad is a quick fast economic growth. Moreover, it same, the owner of a medium scale fix solution; but businesses are not offers a powerful weapon to solve not unit on condition of anonymity, says, quick fixes. Business is all about only India’s major problems but also “Multinational companies invest a lot reliability and predictability, rather those of other countries. One might in R&D and latest technologies. It than manufacturing a product and even argue that in future jugaad may is not always possible for small and selling it.” be recognised as India’s unique and medium businesses to invest so much Narvekar adds that the jugaad as enduring contribution to the world. in these aspects of the business. This a term should be replaced by another is where jugaad comes into the scene.” term, namely, ingenuity. Narvekar nisi.rath@network18publishing.com hand, the combination of invention and application is innovation. The translation of an invention or discovery into commercial application unlocks its value. It is not static or a onetime process. Once adopted, further improvements in the same are often necessary for successful commercial exploitation of the innovation. The survival and growth of the industrial firms requires innovation—it will be a pre-requisite of competitive success in the long run.

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ITS-BORE MODULAR BORING SYSTEM REPORT CARD

A Holistic Boring Solution Manufacturer: Larsen & Toubro Ltd - ISCAR ISCAR introduces ITS-Bore, a modular, precision tool holder system for boring, milling, drilling and tapping. ISCAR uses the most advanced production equipment available in the world today to provide this extremely rigid and high-precision system. The system is known for its flexibility and simplicity, making it suitable for machine tools, machining centres and flexible manufacturing systems. A brief look at understanding the various applications of the ITS-Bore modular boring system will help determine its potential. Boring operations are performed to enlarge an existing hole to prepare for finishing and for machining to closest tolerances. The most common sizes of holes being bored are 30–100 mm diameter. ITS-Bore, however, covers a wide range from 18–800 mm in rough boring and 2.5 to 800 mm in fine boring.

Features & Other Offerings ITS-Bore

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Large diameter: The rough boring head is used for roughing operation. It has strong tool construction, can remove 4–5 mm material diametrically and covers a wide diameter range from 18–800 mm.

Boring diameter ranges from 35–306 mm.

Wide range of boring diameters contributes to a high metal removal rate and increases the versatility of the boring system

Surface Finish: The fine boring head is used for finishing operation. It can remove up to 0.1 mm material diametrically and has a 10 ìm direct diameter adjustment and 2 ìm by a vernier scale. It covers a wide diameter range from 2.5–800 mm.

Diameter adjustment by 0.002 mm (0.00008 inch) for high accuracy. Fine boring for small diameters from 3 mm (0.118 inch).

Provides better finish surface and achieves close hole tolerances. This contributes to higher reliability of the machining process and increased productivity.

Internal Coolant Supply: ITS-Bore modular boring system is available with an internal coolant supply for all of its components.

Internal cutting fluid supply is used when drilling stainless steel as a good supply of coolant at the cutting edges is essential for chip evacuation and tool life.

Ensures quick heat dissipation and safe removal of the chips, thereby saving the need of an external coolant supply.

Boring Rigidity and Concentricity: ITS-Bore facilitates machining to strict tolerances with a high degree of surface finish and features a unique cylindricalconical coupling and radial-expanding pin for clamping and driving.

Bending stiffness and torque transmissions are the most important factors when choosing a tool holder for boring operations. For best stability and hole quality, coupling or holding tool is used.

The conical fit, which automatically centres the mounted elements, guarantees rigidity and concentricity in boring and milling operations, and ensures security and precision on every machining.

Anti-vibration components: A wide range of anti-vibration components is available from ISCAR. These include extension and reducer adapters.

Damped tool is used when a tool overhang of more than 4 x D has to be employed. Vibrations at the hole entry is reduced by increased feed and/or a slight honing of the cutting edges.

The anti-vibration holders and adapters help to bore deeper and give a better surface finish. This improves its productivity, accuracy and tool life.

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Academia Speak Dr Suhas S Joshi Professor (Department of Mechanical Engineering) PhD (IIT Bombay)

AREAS OF APPLICATION 

Rough boring Finish boring Combination of rough and finish boring Milling, tapping  Boring on heavy duty machine with MB110 adapters   

 Chip Breaking If the chip is too short or hard, increasing the depth of the cut or the feed rate and decreasing the cutting speed can improve chip breakability. In addition, optimising the design of the cutting tool geometry to a more closed chip breaker is another way to break a chip. If the chip is too long, increasing the cutting speed and decreasing the feed rate is an efficient way to break the chip. Efficient chip-control contributes to higher reliability of the machining process, a betterfinished surface and increased productivity.

VALUE ADDITIONS TO THE APPLICATION AREA  Machine power limitation If the machine has limited power and torque needed for specific boring applications, then reduce the cutting data and apply step boring if a really large depth of cut is needed.

 Surface finish Vibrations, feed marks, worn inserts and chip scratching surface are the parameters that cause bad surface finish. To ensure fine surface finish, use larger nose radius, decrease feed rate, reduce boring speed and change cutting edge.

Product USP ITS-Bore modular boring system provides a modular and wide range of boring diameters from 18 to 800 mm with an adaptability to perform other operations like milling, drilling and tapping. The product focus here is to widen the range of boring diameters and increasing the versatility of the boring system. The technology used in the manufacturing process makes it extremely rigid. The system is designed to make it user-friendly and easy to operate.

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TABLE TOP MACHINE

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he table top machine with sweeper arm is positioned to process one seal at a time to a very high degree of fl atness and surface fi nish. The specially graded lap plate with re-circulating slurry and sweeper arm swiveling at tandem achieves efficient cutting properties during the lapping process while attaining high degree of fl atness and surface fi nish. Lapping machine can be conveniently converted to polishing machine for polishing operations. Typical applications for this machine are mechanical seals, etc.

Speedfam (India) Pvt Ltd Ambernath, Maharashtra Tel: 0251- 2620403, 404, 405 Fax: 0251- 2620406 Email: indianinquiry@speedfam.co.in Website: www.speedfam.co.in



GEAR TOOTH CHAMFERING DEBURRING MACHINE

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he automatic gear tooth chamfering and deburring machine is used for deburring spur, helical, bevel gears, sprockets, crown wheel gears, etc. Th is new concept machine uses carbide cutters for chamfering and deburring. A high power brushing unit is used for removing secondary burr and for achieving smooth edge on the gear tooth profi le. Th e machine produces a very uniform looking chamfer and is not required in process adjustments. The biggest advantage of this new model is the low running cost.

Grind Master Machines Pvt Ltd Aurangabad, Maharashtra Tel: 0240 - 2376262, 2376907 Email: sales@grindmaster.co.in Website: www.grindmaster.co.in



FUME EXTRACTION AND SCRUBBING SYSTEMS

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he packed tower absorption system removes gaseous pollutants such as HCl, Cl2, ClO2, SO2, NH3, NOx, HCN, H2S, mercaptans and amines. The typical absorption unit


GENERAL PRODUCTS PRODUCT UPDATE consists of a packed absorption tower, recycle tank, heat exchanger, recirculation pumps and ID/FD fan. The gaseous stream flows upward through a packed bed tower while the scrubbing liquid flows downward by gravity over the packing. The incoming liquid is distributed over the tower cross section using a liquid distributor. Gases leaving the packed sections are passed through a mist eliminator to remove the moisture entrainment before discharging to the outlet gas connection at the top of the tower. The scrubbing liquid is stored in the recycle tank and circulated using recirculation pumps. As most of the absorption processes are exothermic, a heat exchanger is necessary to remove the heat of absorption. The fume extraction and scrubbing system can be used in the agrochemical plants, plastics, paint and varnish plants, soap and detergent plants, sulphuric acid plants, fertilizer manufacture , nitric acid and ammonia plants, acid pickling plants, welding electrode plants, foundry, boilers, process heaters, catalyst regenerators, fl ares, reactors, storage tanks.

Trans Tech Projects Pvt Ltd Pune – Maharashtra Tel: 020-65002534, 65008534 Fax: 020-22951007 Email: info@transtechprojects.com Website: www.transtechprojects.com



HOT AND COLD ZINC PHOSPHATING CHEMICAL

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he zinphophos – hzp is designed to provide heavy zinc phosphate coating with thickness of 300 mg/ sq ft within 15 to 20 minutes on iron and mild steel components by simple immersion method. A dense, heavy adherent coating is obtained by this method and prevents excessive wear and tear of moving parts of machinery. Th is coating serves as base for paints as well as for rust preventive oil coating. It is operated at a temperature of 85 to 95oC. It is available in packages weighing 5 and 40kgs.

Priyadharishini Chemicals Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Tel: 0422-2567040, 2567114 Mob: 9443022310/ 9865222310 Email: pritrac_cool@yahoo.com, support@priyadharishinichemicals.com Website: www.prichem.in



SILICONE TRANSPARENT TUBING AND BRAIDED HOSE

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olyester-reinforced silicone transparent braided hose is made for food, pharmaceuticals, chemical, medical, heavy engineering, thermal power stations and PSUs. Th is braided hose is made up of 100 per cent pure silicone rubber by using fully automatic state-of-the art machines and technologies. It already J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 3 | SEARCH - THE INDUSTRIAL SOURCEBOOK

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS caters to all the major pharmaceutical companies in India and is also exported to overseas customers. Medical grade braided hose is manufactured under stringent quality control and is made of medical grade silicone rubber, temperatureresistant from -80°C to 250°C (-110°F to 480°F), non-reactive to body tissue and fluid, unaffected by most water-soluble materials, sterilisable by steam, dry heat, ethylene oxide and gamma radiation and has an indefi nite shelf life. The silicone transparent tubing sizes are available from 0.5 mm ID to 200 mm ID and braided hoses have sizes available from ID range ½” to 2 ½”.

Ami Polymer Pvt Ltd Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-28555107/631/914, Mob: 09223290931 Fax: 022-28555378 Email: amipolymer@vsnl.com Website: www.amipolymer.com



CHEMICAL TRANSFER PUMP

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FP series pump in SS 316 material is used for handling mild corrosive chemicals and various other liquids in different industries like chemical, petrochemical, steel plants, printing houses, pharmaceuticals and food processing, etc. The main features of this pump is its high efficiency, good performance and reliability. Th is pump is available from 0.25 HP to 10 HP in different capacities in monoblock and bare pump design. All the wetted parts are made of graded SS 316 material. The sealing is by mechanical seal of different face combination of carbon, ceramic, GFT, silicon, tungsten etc. Th is pump can be used for high temperature application of up to 250oC. Special pumps are also available with casing steam jacketing and with fl ameproof motors.

Taha Pumps & Valves Surendranagar, Gujarat Tel: 02752 – 240233 Mob: 9825599415, 09825829875 Email: tahapv@yahoo.co.in, info@tahapumps.com Website: www.tahapumps.com



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IN-LINE HOMOGENISER SYSTEM

n-line homogeniser system allows smooth changeover from laboratory to production plant. The homogeniser allows the user to select from seven different mixing technologies using a variety of available mixing heads, all with programmable speed control to determine the best mixing function for the process. Th is laboratory machine offers a great variety of applications for many different mixing and particle size reduction processes. It eliminates

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GENERAL PRODUCTS PRODUCT UPDATE the need to purchase separate mixers – operates as both a batch mixer and in-line mixer. The compact, tabletop design minimises space requirements. Th is dispersing and mixing system was developed to meet the needs of research scientists and mixing specialists within the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, chemical, and food industries who need to use the same methods from initial formulation to mass production.

Cole-Parmer India Pvt Ltd Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022-67162224/2222 Fax: 022-67162211 Email: response@coleparmer.in Website: www.coleparmer.in



FLAMEPROOF MAGNETIC DRIVE CHEMICAL PUMP

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MD/SMD series seal-less magnetic drive pump with fl ameproof electric motors is suitable to use in hazardous industrial environment in different industries for handling toxic and fuming liquids/chemicals. Due to the use of high power rare earth magnets, this pump is made seal-less in design and give

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS zero leakage during operation. Since there is no shaft seal, there is no leakage or break down. Also, the sealless feature ensures handling of wide variety of liquids which conventional seal type pump cannot handle. Th is pump is ideal to handle corrosive chemicals, acids, dyes, solvents, petrol, kerosene, etc. The motors comply with Indian Standard specification IS 2148 for gas groups I, IIA, IIB, II C. Typical application in industries such as chemical, pharmaceuticals, petroleum, dyeing and printing, electroplating, photo processing, solvent extractions, etc. Th is pump is available in capacity ranging from 50 LPM to 2000 LPM having maximum head of 60 mtrs. Special application pumps can also be designed as per customer requirement and import substitute.

Taha Pumps & Valves Surendranagar, Gujarat Tel: 02752 – 240233 Mob: 09825599415, 9825829875 Email: tahapv@yahoo.co.in, info@tahapumps.com Website: www.tahapumps.com

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PORTABLE ABRASIVE BLASTER

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brasive blasting is an industrial process that entails forceful direction of abrasive particles against the work surface to remove the contaminants, scale, rust and provide clean surface for cleaning and fi nishing of components prior to painting, electroplating, epoxy coating and metallising. The portable abrasive blaster model ‘Ku-port’ can be used for cleaning on various metal surfaces like towers, bridges, steel structures, forged and die cast components, pipes, tanks, etc. The operation could also be performed on glass, ceramics, plastic, wood, stone and in handicraft industries prior to powder coating. Variety of media can be used as abrasives for different applications and fi nish. The basic features of Ku-Port are that it is low cost equipment, available in different sizes; no electricity is required, easy to carry, best suited to clean components of varying size and large structures at site. Recommended safety wears are supplied with Ku-Port like airfed blasting helmet model ‘Ku–2’, helmet air conditioner, air breather, operator suit, gum boots and hand gloves.

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PH METER

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akton pH 2700 is a GLPcompliant meter with pH measurement capability along with temperature. The pH range varies from -2.000 to 20.000 pH with accuracy of Âą0.002 pH. The meter offers a new compact design that is over 40% smaller than other benchtop meters. The large display is easy to read even at a distance and features stability indication. All measurements include temperature display. The meter includes auto-buffer recognition for both USA and NIST pH buffer sets with up to 5 points calibration. A calibration due alarm function means no more out-dated calibrations. Multiple pH slopes and off set display enables quick, easy electrode diagnosis. The convenient pull-out, quick-reference card keeps keypad functions at your fi ngertips. By utilising the RS-232 output, you can print required data or a calibration report with a click of a button in the desired viewable format. Calibration report provides detailed information on the most recent calibration. It includes date and time, calibration standard(s), off set, temperature, number of days calibration is overdue, slope information, etc.

Cole-Parmer India Pvt Ltd Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022-67162224/2222

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HOLLOW FIBER ULTRAFILTRATION MODULES

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ith patented dual voltage technology, the Fractional Electro-Deionisation (FEDI) technology is the next generation EDI technology for production of high purity water. Developed taking into account the limitations of conventional EDI, FEDI improves the reliability of EDI for the production of high purity water for power and semiconductor applications. Unlike conventional EDI, FEDI stacks are able to tolerate hardness in the feed water. As a result, FEDI can be used after single pass RO without the need for softening or second pass RO, on most feed waters. FEDI’s dual voltage technology allows for a higher flexibility to inlet water conditions, thus lowering the risk of scaling and improving reliability.

-SEP hollow fiber Ultrafi ltration (UF) module contains UF membranes manufactured with an innovative cloud point precipitation method. Th is process ensures a high pore density along the length of the fibre and uniform pore size distribution in the membrane. Q-SEP modules deliver superior performance characteristics and product water quality that surpasses the quality from conventional UF modules, with low silt density index (SDI) and excellent rejection of bacteria and viruses. Q-SEP UF modules are made from a hydrophilic polyethersulfone material that provides high fibre strength and excellent low fouling characteristics, resulting in higher productivity. These hollow fibre membranes operate under low transmembrane pressure in an inside-out flow confi guration for superior performance.

Aquatech Systems Asia Pvt Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020 – 66547000, 7269, Mob: 09890343114 Email: waghn@aquatech.com Website: www.aquatech.com

Aquatech Systems Asia Pvt Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020 – 66547000, 7269, 09890343114 Email: waghn@aquatech.com Website: www.aquatech.com



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PIPE BEVELLING TOOLS

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ipe bevelling tool is fully portable for off shore pipelines and onsite use and can bevel at any degree of angle including precision ‘J preps’ for automatic welding. It is designed for long life and ease of use and requires no special operator training, all clamp to the pipe I.D., employ direct-drive bearing supported gears and use the EscoLock™ blade lock system with interchangeable cutter blades to bevel, face and bore simultaneously. A broad line of portable welding end prep tools for bevelling pipe ranging from 38mm I.D. to 914mm O.D. made of hard super alloys, off shore and in fabrication shops, is available with pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motors, depending upon model. It is suitable for bevelling stainless steel, super duplex, and P-91 alloys.

ESCO Tool U.S.A Tel: (508) 429-4441 Fax: (508) 359-4145 Email: matt@escotool.com Website: www.escotool.com

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SELF FEED DRILLING UNIT

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rillmatic selffeed drilling unit is a versatile drilling machine, ideal for auto component manufacturing and drilling SPMs. Th is is an auto feed machine and is available in wide ranges for varied applications like tapping, drilling and tapping combined, peck feed drilling for deeper holes, with multi spindles for multi hole drilling, etc. The machine is highly productive and totally maintenance free. It is reasonably priced and mostly ex-stock delivery.

Dolphin Special Machines Technologies [P] Ltd Chennai, Tamil Nadu Tel: 044-26257753, 09840332583 Email: dsmt@dolphinspm.com Website: www.dolphinspm.com



AUTOMATIC AMINO ACID ANALYSER

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he innovative automatic amino acid analyser AT 2433 combines the advantages of the classical ion exchange separation method with the modern technique of high performance liquid chromatography. The complete package of sophisticated instrumentation, a wide variety of prepacked and tested separation columns, combined with optimised ready-to-use buffer solutions and chemicals, creates the right answer for any routine or research problem in amino acid determination. With old fashioned step-elution systems, 4 and/or 5 buffer solutions were needed. Now, due to the optimised buffer system, only 2 buffers for hydrolysates and 3 for the physiological sample are necessary. The buffer can be adjusted individually to the samples by varying the mixture of the buffer. The flexible design of each instrument allows the user to change all important parameters to fit the desired application from protein hydrolysates, physiological fluids to sugar analysis and biogene amines.

Analytical Technologies Ltd Vadodara, Gujarat Tel: 0265 – 2253620 Email: info@hpcltechnologies.com, info@ais-india.com Website: www.analyticalgroup.com, www.hpcltechnologies.com

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CENTRIFUGAL PP MONOBLOCK PUMP

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he PCX M series Polypropylene (PP) monoblock pumps are used for handling chemicals, loading and unloading tankers, acid pickling, etc. The casing, impeller and back plate are made of virgin moulded PP. The shaft is covered with high alumina ceramic sleeve and mechanical seal of teflon bellow type with GFT v/s ceramic seal faces. These pumps eliminate the problem of pump and motor alignment generally faced in coupled type pumps. These also reduce chances of seal failure and provide long operating life. The pump comes with std. 415 V, 2900 RPM TEFC NFLP motor. The PCX M series pump is available in 1, 2, 3 and 5 HP models with capacity or up to 40 m3/hr and maximum head of up to 32 m.

Taha Pumps & Valves Surendranagar, Gujarat Tel: 02752 – 240233, 9825599415, 9825829875 Email: tahapv@yahoo.co.in, info@tahapumps.com Website: www.tahapumps.com

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ULTRA PRECISION STOPPER BOLT SENSOR

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he stopper bolt sensor carries out 2 tasks with one device. It is a 10 micron accuracy built-in switch inside a stopper bolt that can withstand loads of up to 5000 N and saves space. The smallest stopper sensor is the stopper mini at Ø8x8mm. When using cartridge-type STP and STE switch models, the replacement process in case of a breakdown, ensures a simplified procedure at reduced maintenance cost and improved MTTR (Mean Time to Repair). It can be used as end of forward/backward movement check, seating check, insert sensors, fi ngertips of robots, precise home positioning and so on.

Metrol Corporation India Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: 080 - 4110 1550 Email: sales@metrolindia.com Website: www.toolsensor.com



CORDLESS IMPACT WRENCH

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he cordless impact wrench has an external drive ½’’ square bit shank, a 5 position belt hook with LED light and 14.4V and 3.00 Amr capacity lithium-ion batteries. It is compact and weighs about 1.5 kg. It has a 45 min charger with cooling fan, tightening and loosening torque of up to 200 Nm and a multiplex battery protection circuit.

Hitachi Koki India Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: 080 - 28396198 Email: ho@hitachi-koki.in Website: www.hitachi-koki.in



POLYGON TURNING MACHINE

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he polygon turning machine is a very specialised kind of metal cutting machine used in mass production of small parts. The tool head and the work piece rotate at a predetermined ratio to generate a defi ned polygon. Th is machine has a productivity of 3-4 times the conventional milling machines. The parts produced on this machine are of high quality. The machines manufactured are in compliance to norms and practices of high standard. It has extensive applications in the automobile, power tool, hand tools,

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Trishul Machine Tools Pvt Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: 080-78361001, 27836166, Mob: 09342554872 Email: trishulmac@vsnl.com Website: www.trishulmachine.com



AUTOMATIC BAND SAW MACHINES

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he automatic band saw machine is a high performance, easy to operate, highly durable machines manufactured by well experienced engineers. Th is machines is used for cutting rods such as stainless steel rods in various industries. It consumes very less amount of electricity and is manufactured as per industry standards and norms.

Petra Machines India Pvt Ltd Chennai, Tamil Nadu Tel: 044 -26243525, 09382164129 Email: ps.murthy@pe-tra.com Website: www.petramachines.com

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DIESEL ENGINE

temperature of up to 500oC. It is used for hot-work tools, die casting tools, extrusion tools, shafts, valves, components for the dairy and paper industry, components for mechanical engineering, etc.

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he 400 series Gen Set diesel engines have a power span of 8.2 – 49.2 kW (10.9 – 65.9 hp). It is available in a range of tough 2, 3 and 4 cylinder water-cooled engines, naturally aspirated, turbocharged and after-cooled models, with the additional choice of mechanically balanced ratings. It comes in a compact size and design. Ease of installation even in the smallest of machines. It is suited to a large variety of applications in agriculture, lawn and garden, construction, materials handling, general industrial and electric power.

Powerparts Pvt Ltd New Delhi, India Tel: 011 – 2335605, Mob: 09810056334, 09810895260 Email: powerparts@powerparts.in Website: perkinsmarine.powerparts.in



HOT WORKING TOOL STEEL

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ot working tool steel contain chromium, tungsten and molybdenum. It can be hardened and tempered, with high polishability. Its properties are matched specifically to high-temperature applications having working

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USBCO Steels Pvt Ltd Kolkata, West Bengal Tel: 033 - 22365216 / 5613 Fax: 033 - 22259640 Email: sales@usbcosteels.com Website: www.usbcosteels.com



CNC LATHE

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he CNC lathe maintains the ease of use of a manual lathe, increasing the productivity and flexibility by replacing mechanical controls with a system of leaded numerical control. Easy machining operations can be made manually using just the hand wheels, as in conventional lathes. Th is machine reduces the work time for work pieces produced on conventional lathes. The machine is equipped with the CNC unit 0i MATE®, AC motors and drives from Fanuc. It allows producing components of complicated geometries with ease, without the setting of


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Tussor Machine Tools India Pvt Ltd Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Tel: 0422 - 3200183 Email: info@tussorindia.com Website: www.tussorindia.com



FLY WHEEL

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flywheel is a heavy metal wheel attached to a drive shaft, having most of its weight concentrated at the circumference. It is used to reduce speed fluctuation by storing extra energy during part load as kinetic energy and same is released during overloading. By slowly increasing the speed of a flywheel, a small motor can store energy which enables the motor to perform a function for which it is ordinarily too small. It is statically, dynamically and mechanically balanced, ultrasonic tested, genuine and branded heavy duty antifriction spherical roller bearings are installed. Flywheel is designed taking into account maximum possible energy fluctuation encountered in service.

SMT Machines (India) Ltd Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab

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CRCA COIL

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he CRCA coil is widely used in various industrial applications such as decorating products for domestic use, manufacturing pipes, bicycle structure and many others. Th is coil is known for its sturdy nature, close dimensional tolerances, corrosion resistance, high strength and durability. Excellent surface fi nishing of these coils and other features has increased their demands in the market. It is available in thickness ranging from 0.50 mm to 3.15 mm and having width of 1000 mm to 1540 mm.

Sangeeta Steel Corp Ludhiana, Punjab Tel: 0161 - 2546641 / 2530179 Fax: 0161 - 4648665 Email: sangeetasteel@gmail.com Website: www.sangeetasteel.in



CONTINUOUS ROLLER CONVEYOR TYPE MACHINE

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he continuous roller conveyor type machine is inline continuous roller conveyor type machine suitable for scaffolding, pipes, plates etc. It is also suitable for large components and heavy production. Different sizes are available from 500 mm to 3000 mm width. The machine is also available with 2, 4, 6 blasting wheels.

Perfect Engineers Jalandhar, Punjab Tel: 0181-2601147 Email: perfect@perfectshotblast.com Website: www.perfectshotblast.com, www.perfectgroupofindustries.com



ABRASIVE CLOTH ROLL

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brasive cloth rolls provides consistent fi nish and durability for general purpose hand and machine sanding needs. It is mainly used for grinding work ranging from heavy-duty grinding to precision abrasion of wood, metals, glass, ceramics and other highly brittle materials. It has a long shelf

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AIPL Marketing Pvt Ltd New Delhi Tel: 011-49010145, 49010101 Fax: 011-49010102 Email: info@aiplabro.com Website: www.aiplabro.com



HR STEEL SHEET

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he HR steel sheet is developed using best available technologies and following international industrial standards. Th is is acclaimed for robust construction, high tensile strength, durability, longer life and dimensional accuracy. Th is sheet is available in various standard sizes and specifications with thickness ranging from 1.80 mm to 12.00 mm and width greater than 1150 mm.

Sangeeta Steel Corp Ludhiana, Punjab Tel: 0161 - 2546641 / 2530179 Fax: 0161 - 4648665 Email: sangeetasteel@gmail.com Website: www.sangeetasteel.in

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NON-HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS CLEANING

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coCBase is a low cost cleaning machine with high capabilities. The EcoCBase uses non-halogenated hydrocarbons as highly effective cleaning media. The machine can be used between or after manufacturing processes, either in small factories with comparatively low production capacities or in large manufacturing factories with decentralised cleaning stations benefit. Removal of large capacities of oil or swarf from mass produced parts or particles of dirt with a defi ned size in fi ne cleaning can be achieved by selecting the appropriate fi ltering system and other application-dependent optional extras. It has rotational and swivel movement to assist cleaning and drying process.

Durr Ecoclean Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020 – 30585001 Email: admin.india@ecoclean.durr.com Website: www.durr-ecoclean.com

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SCREWLESS TERMINAL BLOCK

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erminal blocks DSDT 2.5 and DSDT 2.5-2x2 are used for test disconnect applications and employ test disconnection by knife-edge mechanism. While DSDT 2.5 facilitates termination of one input and output, DSDT 2.5-2x2 has provisions for one input and three outputs. These terminals are rated for termination of 2.5 sq.mm conductors, both flexible and rigid, however the connection possibility also includes 0.5 sq.mm, 1 sq.mm and 1.5 sq.mm conductors. Unique feature of these terminal blocks is the profi le of current bar which is angular in areas of contact with the knife edge resulting in fi rmer grip. The conductors are retained in the terminal clamps by spring force action of the clamp. These test disconnect terminal blocks can be conveniently used in applications where periodic maintenance, fault simulation and troubleshooting are needed to be carried out without removing the actual connections of the circuit. They also fi nd their major application in control and instrumentation industry.

Elmex Controls Pvt Ltd Vadodara, Gujarat Tel: 0265-2642021 / 23 Fax: 0265-2638646 Email: marketing@elmex.net Website: www.elmex.net


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CABLE AND HOSE CARRIER

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he Robotrax cable and hose carrier solution allows controlled 3D movement of cables and hoses in applications such as rotating robotic arm applications or anywhere multi-axis control and protection of cables and hoses is required. It uses significantly less space than a traditional cable and hose carrier system in multi-axis applications and is easy to install or remove. The design is as ingenious as the human spinal column. A steel rope in the core provides extreme tensile strength. The minimum bend radius can be maintained and the cables and/or hoses are properly partitioned in three compartments. It is available fully populated with the cable, hose and connector package specified as per your design requirements.

Kabel Schlepp India Pvt Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: 080 - 41158997 Fax: 080 - 4115-8998 Email: sales@kabelschlepp.in Website: www.kabelschlepp.de

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TWO WHEELER BATTERIES

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he battery has selenium alloy for low gassing which makes the battery low maintenance and eco-friendly. The anti sulfation tablets inside the battery avoid them from getting self discharged. The dry charged plates ensure no initial charging is required. The batteries will charge automatically in 30-45 minutes after acid fi lling. Tinned wires are provided to avoid acid corrosion. Japanese PE separators are also provided. The dry charge batteries are to be fi lled with 12.60 specific gravity of acid. The acid should be of the purest form.

AIPL Marketing Pvt Ltd New Delhi Tel: 011-49010145, 49010101 Fax: 011-49010102 Email: info@aiplabro.com Website: www.aiplabro.com



AQUEOUS CLEANING MACHINE

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coCFlex aqueous cleaning machine combines proven cleaning methods with the flexibility of a 6-axis robot, fully integrated into a treatment module. Th is design permits fast process optimisation or adjustment, involving quick, minimum-effort workpiece changes or integration of new workpiece types. Individual or palletised workpieces are picked up by the robot at a defi ned point outside the system and transferred into the multifunctional chamber for cleaning. Once the part is loaded, everything takes place in the same location: cleaning, air drying and optional vacuum drying. The robot movements can be precisely adapted for specialised cleaning requirements via a workpiece specific program. It has applications in fields such as cylinder heads and crankcases, clutch and transmission housings, shift valve plates, crankshafts and camshafts, timing housings and ABS mouldings.

Durr Ecoclean Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020 – 30585001 Email: admin.india@ecoclean.durr.com Website: www.durr-ecoclean.com



EARTH TERMINAL FOR MICRO CHANNEL

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arth terminal SET4 is an earthing solution for wiring applications where space is a constraint. It is designed for mounting on micro channel which is smaller and lighter compared to standard DIN Rail. Insulation housing of these terminals is made using engineering plastic polyamide 66. These

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GENERAL PRODUCTS PRODUCT UPDATE terminal blocks are available in Green-Yellow colour combination as per standard practices. Current bar and terminal foot are made using high conductivity copper-alloy (brass) which is nickel-tin electroplated for protection against environmental corrosion. Attachment of terminal block on DIN rail is attained through this brass foot by tightening of central screw in the terminal assembly. These terminal blocks are designed for conductor termination by proven screw clamp technology. Though SET4 is compact in size, it is functionally compatible for termination of 4 sq. mm conductor for earthing application.

Elmex Controls Pvt Ltd Vadodara, Gujarat Tel: 0265-2642021 / 23 Fax: 0265-2638646 Email: marketing@elmex.net Website: www.elmex.net



PLASTIC MOULD STEELS

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teels for plastic moulds have characteristics such as high wear and corrosion resistance, hardness, toughness, good polishability, surface texture properties, machinability and minimal dimensional changes in heat treatment. Increasing use of

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS plastic products has expanded the use of steels for plastic mould applications. Manufacturers of plastic products need dies with a long operation period that will retain their high standard quality on a continuous basis. It can be used in cutting dies sensitive to breakage, thread rolling dies, reamers, sockets, high performance cutting tools, stamping, wood working, moulding tools for plastics, blanking and punching for ceramics and pharmaceutical industries.

USBCO Steels Pvt Ltd Kolkata, West Bengal Tel: 033 - 22365216 / 5613 Fax: 033 - 22259640 Email: sales@usbcosteels.com Website: www.usbcosteels.com



CYANOACRYLATE ADHESIVES

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yanoacrylate adhesives are onepart acrylate adhesives that cure instantly on contact with mated surface through a reaction with surface moisture. Cyanoacrylate is commonly called as super glue. Cyanoacrylate adhesives have high strength and excellent adhesion to a wide

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variety of substrates. Anabond cyanoacrylate systems are offered in a wide range of viscosities, curing time, gap fi lling, shear strength and temperature ranges. It can be used to bond materials like leather, metal, ceramic, rubber, wood and plastics like ABS, polycarbonate, acrylic, PVC, etc.

Anabond Ltd Chennai - Tamil Nadu Tel: 044-23460041/42/43 Fax: 044-23460048 Email: marketing@anabond.com Website: www.anabond.com



CORDLESS DRIVER DRILL

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he cordless driver drill has application areas in the field of construction, wood working, metal working and other engineering segments. It has a capacity (soft wood) of 18 mm (11/16”), capacity (wood screw) of 6 mm diameter x 38 mm (14 x 1-1/2”) and capacity (machine screw) of 6 mm (1/4”). It has a compact design at 147 mm (5-3/4”) long and weighs 0.8 kg. It has a drive of 6.35 mm (1/4”) hex bit shank with a maximum torque in lock of 10 Nm. The battery capacity of 1.5 Ah provides longer run time. The load speed of 0-400 RPM covers a wide range of drilling applications.


GENERAL PRODUCTS PRODUCT UPDATE Standard accessories such as the battery (BCL1015), charger (UC10SFL), driver bit and a carrying case are also available.

Hitachi Koki India Ltd Bengaluru - Karnataka Tel: 080 - 28396198 Email: ho@hitachi-koki.in Website: www.hitachi-koki.in



BATTERY CHARGED FORKLIFT

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he battery charged forklift includes two different designs; a three-wheel design ideal for precision load placement in tight spaces and a four wheel forklift. It features a self-diagnostics function which provides great convenience for maintenance of the forklifts. The high accuracy sensor reminds the operator for regular service and increase safety. The forklift meets the IPX3 waterproof standard with the meticulous considerations in its proportional hydraulic control valves, control micro-switches, potentiometers as well as control signal circuits. It has a safety valve that prevents fork dropping suddenly when hydraulic hose is damaged. A tilt lock valve cuts tilt cylinder and keeps the mast at a tilted angle when engine stops. Flow control valve prevents lift cylinder from dropping suddenly when under loading state. It has a reinforced overhead guard and an

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS intelligent control system with sensor under the seat and the safety belt. The sensor tests the weight and if operator ties the safety belt at the same time, only then the start button is activated.

Malati Machines Pvt Ltd Chennai - Tamil Nadu Tel: 04562 - 289914 Email: info@malatimachines.com Website: www.imaas.in



SNAP LINE

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nap line can be installed without tools or mounting hardware and eliminates the use of fasteners. The principle of the system is such that individual components are equipped with bevelled spring bolts which snap into place when components are pushed into their housings. In the same way as a spring loaded door lock, the fastening remains secure unless the bolt is pulled back using a latch. The system uses high-specification components made from powder metal, die cast zinc and an unusual plastic made of 40 to 50 percent glass-reinforced polyimide. The plastic is known for its chemical and thermal resistance as well as its toughness and these properties make it ideal for a range of demanding industrial applications. Snap line products that incorporate the D-SNAP® Technology offer high vibration resistance which is equivalent to or better than traditional hardware.

Dirak India Panel Fittings Pvt Ltd Bengaluru - Karnataka Tel: 080 – 28372980 Email: sales@dirak.co.in Website: www.dirak.com



DRILL BIT GRINDER MACHINE

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rill bit grinder machine is used for 2 mm to 13 mm twist drill re-sharpening, at an angle 118°135°. It gives precise grinding results and has a precision assurance within 0.02 mm. It is easy to operate, grinding a drill within 10 seconds. Special design high accuracy alloy steel collets are used. Accurate grinding consumption of 0.2 mm is acquired. It has a high efficiency DC motor, stable quality GE diamond dust grinding wheel, considerable design, invisible tool box, delicate and friendly use portable design with weight 7 kgs.

J K Machines Corp New Delhi Tel: 011-26361242 Email: info@jkmachinescorp.com Website: www.jkmachinescorp.com

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THERMAL CAMERA

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hermal camera picturises the difference in temperature of desired objects under load/running condition without touching or taking a shut down. Th is technique is being used for predictive maintenance and many other applications. Apart from electrical and mechanical uses, this technique is being used for different industrial applications like automation, medical, building, research and development, gas detection and security. The infrared image resolution ranges from 160x120 pixels to 320x240 pixels depending on camera model. Every additional pixel means more valuable temperature information to isolate problem areas. The camera is compact, lightweight and extremely rugged and can withstand a 2 meter drop. Visible light camera makes observing and inspecting faster and easier. High accuracy of ± 2% or ± 2 °C of reading is achieved. A conveniently located button activates the laser pointer that will help you associate the hot or cold spot in the thermal image with the real physical target in the field.

Flir Systems India Pvt Ltd New Delhi Tel: 011-45603555, 47212006 Email: flirindia@flir.com.hk Website: www.flir.com

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NON-FERROUS WIRES FOR MINIATURE PRECISION TURNED COMPONENTS

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on- ferrous rods such as brass, copper, bronzes and other alloys are manufactured for Swiss type sliding head automats, miniature precision turned components like miniature screws, automotive parts, brass screw jet, brass sleeves, brass bush being used in carburettor, automobile, switchgear and meter industry and for other applications with ovality less than 0.005 mm (5 microns).The rods during manufacturing passes through four tungsten carbide disks. Th is process is equivalent to centre less grinding process improving the surface fi nish and ovality.

Senor Metals Pvt Ltd Jamnagar, Gujarat Tel: 0288-2730251, 9824136993 Email: info@senormetals.in Website: www.senormetals.in



MOTORISED LUBRICATION UNIT

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otorised lubrication unit is an electric motor driven pump along with reservoir, oil fi lter and breather, suction strainer, pressure relief and bleed valve, etc. The units installed are suitable for single shot automatic oil lubrication.

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Th is motorised lubrication unit is to be run intermittently only. During the motors ‘ON’ time, all the metering cartridges eject out predetermined amount of oil at various points of the machine and during the motors ‘OFF’ period, the metering cartridges get recharged for the next lubrication cycle. The unit can be supplied without float and pressure switch as per customer requirements. Units for liquid grease (fluid grease) are also manufactured.

Lubrite Industries Phagwara, Punjab Tel: 1824- 228438, 329988,9814121288, 9814461288 Email: info@lubriteindustries.com, lubrite75@hotmail.com Website: www.lubriteindustries.com



AUTOLOADING TUMBLAST MACHINE

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utoloading tumblast machine is ideal for small and heavy forgings and castings. Th is machine is fitted with an automatic loading system to provide faster production than manual machines. Size available range from 27”X42”, 36X42”, 45X60” in rubber and steel conveyors. The machine is


GENERAL PRODUCTS PRODUCT UPDATE available with a fully automatic system and with the press of a button, the machine works automatically for a single batch and for continuous production as per customer’s requirement.

Perfect Engineers Jalandhar, Punjab Tel: 0181-2601147 Email: perfect@perfectshotblast.com Website: www.perfectshotblast.com, www.perfectgroupofindustries.com



DIESEL GENERATOR

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he diesel generator is reliable and can be used for critical power applications in every industry. It is packed with power, engineered for total performance and is available in more than 60 models from 8.5 to 3250 kW, to match specific requirements. It has an exceptional motor starting and voltage recovery and can be confi gured according to a variety of system needs. The diesel model is EPA-compliant and deliver dependable power to a wide range of output requirements. From small-load residential and business to heavy industry, the diesel

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS generator is engineered to provide maximum power, performance, flexibility and fuel efficiency.

Kohler India Corporation Pvt Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: 080-23616208 Email: info@kohlerindia.com Website: www.kohlerpower.com.sg



TOOL SETTER FOR VMCS

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ool setter TM26 series with 3 micron accuracy is used in more than 500,000 machines worldwide. The functions of the tool setters are automatic tool off-set measuring, tool breakage detection and tool wear updating. They are used in drill tap centers, machining centers and CNC boring machines. Other products in the range include low contact force model for small drills at 0.5 micron repeatability and for larger machining centers, products with contact surfaces up to Ă˜60 are also available at 1 micron repeatability.

Metrol Corporation India Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: 080 - 4110 1550 Email: sales@metrolindia.com Website: www.toolsensor.com



POWER PRESS PILLAR TYPE

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ll type of power presses i.e. pillar type, inclinable type and heavy duty crank less presses up to 1000 tons with pneumatic clutch and die cushion are manufactured. These presses are manufactured out of good cast iron as well as fabricated as per customers requirements. The presses are used for cutting, blanking, piercing, drawing and trimming purposes etc.

Basant Mechanical Works Ludhiana, Punjab Tel: 0161-2530529 Email: info@basantgroup.com Website: www.basantgroup.com



HOT SHEARING LINE

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ot shearing line is equiped with an auto loading and unloading system. Bars are sheared precisely, consistently at desired length. The autoloader can load about 2 tonnes of material for unattended production. Coil quick change arrangement can mount two coils next to each other. While one coil is under production, the second coil can be kept ready. With

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GENERAL PRODUCTS PRODUCT UPDATE the fl ick of a switch, the coil can be changed in less than 15 seconds. Cold starting the device makes it possible to start the induction furnace when fully loaded and with cold billets inside. Th is avoids emptying out the furnace at the end of the working shift and reduces drop-outs. scada provides automatic management of all the production data and temp records.

Elind Induction Furnaces Pvt Ltd Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022-26870649 / 26874629, 098211 32520 Email: info@elindinduction.com Website: www.elindinduction.com



INDUSTRIAL HANDHELD LINEAR BAR CODE READER

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inear imaging bar code reader is a rugged industrial handheld data collector. The PowerScan PBT7100 linear imaging bar code reader with Bluetooth wireless technology offers operator freedom from cable entanglement, rugged durability and

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS extremely snappy reading performance. It features fastest speed-toread at the rate of 390 scans/second, datalogic ‘Green Spot’ and loud beeper for good read feedback. It has bluetooth wireless technology with up to 100 m / 328 ft range, connectivity through the base station or directly to other bluetooth devices, water and particulate sealing rating of IP65, drop resistance of up to 2.0 m / 6.5 ft, 25kV electrostatic protection (air discharge) and a model option with aimer for optimal code pointing.

Essae Technologys Pvt Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: 080-4045 3535 Fax: 080-4045 3536 Email: essaetec@essaetec.com Website: www.essaetec.com



rust, corrosion and provides even distribution of load. Anabond thread lockers eliminate conventional locking methods like lock plates, star and spring washers and nylon nuts. Anabond bearing retainers are formulated in a selection of viscosities, gap-fi lling ability and in strength characters and are used for retaining cylindrical parts. Anabond pipe sealants eliminate the use of PTFE tapes and are used for sealing all threaded joints in hydraulic, pneumatic and steam pressure lines. Anabond liquid gaskets are safer and superior to conventional pre-cut gaskets and are used for sheet metal cover and unmachined surface.

Anabond Ltd Chennai, Tamil Nadu Tel: 044-23460041/42/43 Fax: 044-23460048 Email: marketing@anabond.com Website: www.anabond.com

ANAEROBIC ADHESIVES AND SEALANTS

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naerobic adhesives and sealants are single part acrylic ester based 100% reactive system, which cures in the absence of air and in presence of metal. Excellent vibration, heat, oil and chemical resistance characterise the cured adhesive. They are high performance solvent less compounds possessing very high adhesive strength and are easy to apply. It prevents loosening,

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ULTRA ISOLATION TRANSFORMERS

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ltra isolation transformers are designed to provide constant voltage over a long period of time, which is a prerequisite feature for industrial and commercial units. Moreover, these transformers provide noiseless operations.


GENERAL PRODUCTS PRODUCT UPDATE The overall function of the ultra isolation transformers is to deliver conditioned power to a nonlinear high-harmonic current load and operate at safe temperatures while minimising the harmonic current delivered to the power grid. The transformer isolates sensitive equipment’s from line voltage transients, spikes, D.C leakage, etc. The ultra isolation transformer is based on multiple shielding technique to reduce the inter winding capacitance below 0.005 Pico farad and increase D.C isolation to over 1000 megaohms. A range of ultra isolation transformers are designed for sensitive critical equipments like computers and peripherals, medical instrumentation, digital communication telemetry systems, CNC machines, etc and are offered in confi gurations to meet the varied requirements of the customers.

Power Engineers & Consultants Ludhiana - Punjab Tel: 0161-3294989, Mob: 9317562989 Email: info@powerengineers-india.com, info@energysaver.in Website: www.powerengineers-india.com



CHAMBER CLEANING SYSTEM

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hamber cleaning system Universal 81W is an economic, highly efficient and environment friendly aqueous system which can be used for a very wide range of

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS applications for parts cleaning. It is suitable for removing water based coolants, oils, chips, particle from mass produced parts as well as for the fi ne cleaning of assembly parts. It has a modular 2 or 3 tank system for best multistage washing, rinsing and preservation processes. It has a modular, compact and fl exible design which is ready to plug and perform and a highly effective hot-air and vacuum drying for absolutely dry parts. It is designed with a maintenance friendly technology and uses ultrasonic technique and selected fi ltration solutions for best results.

Durr Ecoclean Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020 – 30585001 Email: Admin.India@ecoclean.durr.com Website: www.durr-ecoclean.com



RAIL MOUNTED TERMINAL BLOCK

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-level terminal block type DS8L offers good wiring density particularly for marshaling applications where large number of wires are to be terminated and space is a constraint. In this terminal block, wire termination is by spring clamp mechanism. Spring clamps are made using special grade austenitic stainless steel material having very good spring properties, high fatigue strength, high tensile strength and better resistance to corrosion effects. Current carrying part is in form of copper wire which is tin plated for protection against environmental corrosion. The terminal block DS8L is available in two variants i.e. DS8L-P16 and DS8L-P32. DS8L-P16 facilitates termination of 8-input and 8-output whereas DS8L-P32 is designed for termination for 16-inputs and 16-outputs. The terminal block is constructed as per requirements specified in international standard IEC 60947-7-1 and is type tested as per the standard.

Elmex Controls Pvt Ltd Vadodara – Gujarat Tel: 0265-2642021 / 23 Fax: 0265-2638646 Email: marketing@elmex.net Website: www.elmex.net



HYDRAULIC PIPE BENDING MACHINE

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ydraulic pipe bending machine is known for its durability, comfort, reliability and specific features like optimum performance, latest technology and compact design. A wide range of hydraulic pipe bending machines which are fabricated from superior quality of raw materials is

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GENERAL PRODUCTS PRODUCT UPDATE manufactured and supplied. Stringent quality tests are performed for the production of fl awless machines at the production units. The machines are available in various models.

Nisha Engineering Works Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 08373904678, 08975311779 Email: arunshashi59@rediffmail.com Website: www.nishaengineeringworks.co.in



PLASTIC CABLE CARRIERS

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lastic cable carrier ‘Uniflex Advanced’ is light, quiet all-rounder with a wide spectrum. It has universal fittings integrable with strain relief and a favorable ratio of inner to outer width. It is designed with a robust double stroke system for long unsupported lengths and comes in models with internal or external openable brackets. It has internal noise reduction, is lightning fast and easy to open with ball joint mechanism. Fixable dividers and lateral wear surfaces are provided for long life and lying on its side applications with high transverse accelerations where no additional spacers are necessary. It also features cheap energy management, weight-optimised chain geometry and particularly high torsional rigidity.

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BIMETAL THERMOMETER

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imetal thermometer is available with rugged stainless steel construction. The thermometer fi nds applications in the chemical and petrochemical industry, machine and apparatus construction, food and beverage industry and pulp and paper industry. It has a fast response and is available in nominal sizes of 3”, 5”, 100 mm and 160 mm. It features an Antiparallax Maxivision® dial, external zero adjustment, dry or liquid fi lled and silicone damped coil.

Ashcroft India Pvt Ltd New Delhi Tel: 011-8521621 Email: sales.delhi@ashcroftindia.com Website: www. ashcroftindia.com

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ANGLE MEASURING INSTRUMENT

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ngle measuring instrument has a completely new sensor cell in the reliable ‘Seal-Tec’ technology for excellent performance even in difficult environmental conditions. The zero adjustment can be easily done while using this instrument. The measurements calculated are absolute and relative. It provides a measuring capacity of +/45 degree. Four precisely machined exterior reference surfaces assure accuracy and repeatability of measurements in any quadrant. Application areas include measurement of machine tool elements, aerospace industry, angle checking etc. The instrument can be used for applications where angle/inclination/ slope is to be measured. Bombay Tools Supplying Agency Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022-23426495, 23421326 Fax: 022-23401933 Email: info@bombaytools.com Website: www.bombaytools.com


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BEARING

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he bearing satisfies running accuracy class P4 and angular contact ball bearing standard with a phenolic cage. Two type of ball bearings are available; angular contact ball bearing and double row cylindrical roller ball bearing. The series of angular contact ball bearings are: universal matched with light preload, universal matched with medium preload and universal matched with heavy preload. Double row cylindrical roller ball bearings series are available in metric and NNU version. .

Austin Engineering Company Ltd Junagadh, Gujarat Tel: 02873 - 252223, 252224 Email: sales@aecbearings.com Website: www.aec-bearings.com



FIRE SLIDING DOOR

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ire rated sliding door is available in single and double leaf door with a maximum size of 8500 x 6000 mm and fire resistant to DIN 4102. The door is ideal for large wall openings and in scenario where headroom is limited. Frames can butt up to a ceiling or fix directly to overhead lintels. Braking devices and automatic control systems can keep doors permanently open and close them in emergency. Personnel access doors and wicket doors can be supplied without a bottom sill allowing them to be used when the ‘parent’ door remains closed. Fire resistant glazing can be fitted to access doors and sliding panels. Fire rated resistance is 2 - 4 hours. The door is compliant with BS 476 part 22/UL/FM/REI 120. Gandhi Automations Pvt Ltd Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022- 66720200, 300 Email: sales@geapl.co.in Website: www.geapl.co.in



CAM FOLLOWER

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tud type cam follower is available in standard as well as eccentric stud, cage/needle guided, cylindrical/crowned outer race, grease fi lled and ready to use. Holes for grease nipple and plug fitting are provided. Th is can be used as full complement bearing and can take heavier loads at lower speeds. Application area includes all medium and heavy industries. The cam follower is grease-lubricated, maintenance-free, and includes slight gap

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NMTG Mechtrans Techniques Pvt Ltd Ahmedabad, Gujarat Tel: 079-22821527, 22817688 Email: nmtg@nmtgindia.com Website: www.nmtgindia.com



DIAMOND DISC

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iamond discs use a process by which diamond abrasives are chemically fused on top of a metal base. The construction provides highly exposed, ready to cut diamond edges at the contact surface to either grind or hack. With reduced friction at the cutting edge and a well balanced construction, the power tool mounted breaks down very less and completes the work much faster. It can be fitted on any brand of portable grinder. It is available in 100 mm (4”) diameter with 20 mm bore, 115 mm (4 ½”) and 125 mm (5”) with 22.3 mm bore. The same discs can be used both for grinding and hacking applications.

Wendt (India) Ltd Hosur, Tamil Nadu Tel: 04344 - 276851, 276852 Email: deepaks@wendtindia.com Website: www.wendtindia.com

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FORCE FEED LUBRICATOR

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igh pressure and low pressure lubricator up to 24 feed pumps are available. Each feed pump produces discharge up to 0.30 CC/stroke, working pressure up to 1000 kg/Cm 2 alongwith different type of gear reduction from 1:2 to 1:400 with ratchet drive, handle drive. These lubricator are ideal for air and gas compressor, reciprocating plunger pumps, rubber and plastic machinery and similar other industries.

Zenith Hydromatic Ahmedabad, Gujarat Tel: 079 - 22812945 Email: zenith_amrut@yahoo.com Website : zenithhydromatic.tradeindia.com



CATHODIC ELECTROCOATING

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athodic electro deposited coating is used extensively in the automotive industry. In this process, the component after phosphate pretreatment is dipped in the bath of

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ecoat chemicals and is given an electric charge. The coating gets deposited on the component. The component is removed from the bath, washed and then baked. Th is process requires the following auxiliary equipment: hot water generator, RO water system, DI water system, laboratory and effluent treatment plant.

Coatec India Mohali, Punjab Tel: 0172 - 5090231 Fax: 0172 - 50963469 Website: www.coatecindia.com



POLISHING FILMS

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olishing fi lms comes in optimum quality and are high in strength and durability. Polishing fi lms are used to polish extremely hard materials easily and precisely. They are available in different range, size and shape such as diamond, silicon carbide, aluminium oxide coatings etc. Polishing fi lms features applied and cautiously opted diamond powder, newly developed binder and coating procedure, high bond strength and durability. It polishes extremely hard materials smoothly. Polishing fi lms can be applied in metallic mould, alloy, super-hard-metals, ceramics,


GENERAL PRODUCTS PRODUCT UPDATE sapphire, ferrite, fiber optic connector and glass. The fi lms have the dimensions of base fi lm 75Îźm, PET fi lm sheet size 228 mm x 280 mm (10 Sheets / Set), disk size of +/-110 mm, +/-127 mm (10,50 Sheets / Set).

Mipox India Bangaluru, Karnataka Tel: 080-22260060, 09972053377 Email: rag-rao@mipox.co.jp Website: www.mipoxindia.com



ROTARY VANE OIL LUBRICATED VACUUM PUMP

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otary vane oil lubricated vacuum pump is a sliding vane type direct or belt driven vacuum pump mounted on common base frames. The pump is compact in size, vibration free and hence, can be mounted inside the machines. It can attain vacuum levels of up to 29� of Hg with capacities ranging from 50 Lpm to 2000 Lpm. Specially treated vanes give advantage of silent operation and reduces wear and tear on stator. The unique design of lubrication system positively feeds minimum required oil to all rotating and frictional parts. Th is is useful in many applications like capsule fi lling / capsule printing machines and other pharmaceutical machineries, packaging /

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS labeling machines, screen printing / plate making, book binding / folding machines, vacuum chucking etc.

Shree Siddhi Vinayak Industries Thane, Maharashtra Tel: 022-28457073 Fax: 022-28458372 Email: response@minivacpumps.com Website: www.minivacpumps.com



SOLUBLE CUTTING OIL

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he soluble cutting oil forms emulsion with water and contains rust inhibited to protect from corrosion, rusting and biocide to prevent bacterial and fungus growth in emulsion. Th is oil features excellent cooling and lubricating properties which give exceptional surface fi nish and minimise tool wear. The oil is recommended for a variety of cutting operations on ferrous and non ferrous metals. Soluble cutting oil meets BIS – 1115 – 1986 specifications.

Eastern Petroleum Pvt Ltd Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022 - 2529 9990 / 91 / 92 / 93 Fax: 022 – 2524 1895 Email: office@easternpetroleum.in Website: www.easternpetroleum.in



COOLANT PUMP

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he coolant pump is available in various types for use in machine tools. Th is pump comes in 25, 40, 63 and 100 LPM capacity in 120, 170, 220 and 270 steam lengths respectively. Performance of the pumps is as per the IS:2161 specifications. Appropriate protection is provided to prevent coolant entry into the motor.

Mototechnika Wadhwan, Gujarat Tel: 02752-243351, 09825223593 Email: alto_ad1@sancharnet.in Website: www.altopumps.com



COOLANT SEPARATOR

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he coolant separators is of high quality made by using the fi nest raw materials. The mechanism of the coolant separator is such that the coolant fluid along with the iron dust

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS particles falls to the inlet of the separators from the precision machine tools like grinders, milling machines, automats, etc. Coolants having iron impurities come into contact with the magnetic drum and remove all iron particles. The magnetic drum is kept clean at all times by a scrapper blade along the circumference.

Champion Industries Surendranagar, Gujarat Tel: 02752-231741, 09898166908 Email: champion_ind@yahoo.com Website: www.championindustries.co.in



ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINING OIL

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he Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) oil is a highly refi ned mineral oil with low viscosity. It is colourless, odourless and free of unsaturated hydrocarbons, making it operatorfriendly. The oil, which is neutral and pure, can substantially reduce the chances of damaging effects on the skin of the operators. The low viscosity of the fluid improves flushing and fast particle settling which contributes to faster machining rates and fi ne surface fi nishes. Also, the low aromatic content of the fluid eliminates smoking during machining and higher

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fl ash point ensures safety of the environment. It has exceptional long service life due to stability towards thermal oxidation. It is used as a dielectric fluid in fi nish-cut electrical discharge (spark erosion) machining operations and in the manufacturing of electronics, extrusions, air-craft components, hardware, tools, fasteners, silverware, cutlery, valves and regulators etc.

Eastern Petroleum Pvt Ltd Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022-2529 9990, 09821531709 Email: office@easternpetroleum.in Website: www.easternpetroleum.in



CUTTING FLUID

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he cutting fluid is suitable for use in the simplest to the most demanding of cutting operations of complex alloys. Surface blackening of white metals, especially aluminium during metal working process may occur because of the metal working fluid used. The metal components of certain alloys of aluminium that contain zinc, copper and magnesium in varying percentages tend to react with ingredients of the metal working fluid like amino complexes but also other additives that are usually present. The cutting fluid


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Carl Bechem Lubricants (India) Pvt Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: +91-080-22010800,+91-080-22010802 Mob: 09379917484 Email: info@bechemindia.com Website: www.carlbechem.com



MOTORISED VIBRATING SCREEN

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otorised vibrating screen has applications in various industries such as chemicals, food, ceramics, sand and allied coarse, medium–fi ne applications. The vibrating deck is powered by a vibratory motor. The machine is available in different sizes. The amplitude and angle of throw can be changed to serve various applications. Wire mesh tightening feature is provided within the machine.

Premium Vijimech Pvt Ltd Ahmedabad, Gujarat Tel: 09712987467 Email: sales@vijimech.com Website: www.vijimech.com

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POLYPROPYLENE PICKLING TANK

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olypropylene pickling tank is made out of polypropylene thermoplastic. The tank is custom designed according to size and weight of load such as pipes, tubes, wire coils, bars, rods and structural steel. It is popularly used for pickling, degreasing, electroplating, rinsing, fluxing, anodizing, passivation, pre & post treatment and metal surface treatment. The tank is designed on German Software ‘RITA3.0’ and welded with modern reliable welding technology (Butt Fusion and Hot Gas Extrusion Process) which assures superior welding integrity.

Arvind Anticor Ltd Ahmedabad, Gujarat Tel: 079-32918016, 07878883400 Fax: 079-25894692 Email: info@picklingplant.com Website: www.picklingplant.com



ROTARY AIR LOCK VALVE

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otary air lock valve is available in various types like drop through, blow through, side entry type, sanitary type, double barrel type, vertical type, scraper type etc. Th is valve is manufactured in different constructions like C.I, C.S, SS 304, SS 316 etc. Rotary air lock feeder for materials ranges from granules to super fi ne powders. Its features include heavy duty outboard bearing, cast body for rigidity, airlock sealing, air purging for shaft sealing (optional) and direct drive or chain drive. Its size varies from 4” to 30” and can go higher. They are useful in material handling system, pneumatic conveying system, bag fi lter, cyclone separator and high temperature applications.

Ricon Engineers Ahmedabad, Gujarat Tel: 079-22744796, 65137270 Fax: 079-22761615 Email: info@ricongroup.com, riconengs@hotmail.com Website: www.ricongroup.com



5 AXIS CNC MILLING AND TURNING CENTER

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X Series multifunction machining centers are highly flexible machines available in 2 Versions (Milling & Mill-Turn) enabling machining operations in 5 axes and on 5 sides, in one set-up part clamping, from roughing to fi nishing with highest accuracies having workpiece capacity upto 4000 kg. It has a modular design and column, has a high geometrical stability and step-up concept. The machine is

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GENERAL PRODUCTS PRODUCT UPDATE capable of hard material machining in minimal time with very high accuracy in countering and profi les. Direct torque motors enhances rotational acceleration with no backlash and wear thus give high clamping torque enabling high power during roughing. Powerful spindle with High Torque allows high metal removal rate.

Jyoti CNC Automation Ltd Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: 2827-287412 Fax: 2827-287480 Email: info@jyoti.co.in Website: www.jyoti.co.in



V-BELTS

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-belts are available in a range of cogged belts, banded V-belts, variable speed belts, etc. All SWR Europe V-belts are electrically conductive (anti-static) to DIN ISO 1813. These are suitable without restriction for use in tropical regions and are oil and heat-resistant up to 120째C.

Belcon Engineers Pvt Ltd Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022-28575318, 28575320 Email: sales@belcon.co.in Website: www.belconengineers.com

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POLYMERIC BINDER

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oal, a fossil fuel which is one of the primary sources of energy for many industries has been facing a lot of shortage. The coal fi nes that are generated if not properly dealt with add to the costs as well as become a point of environmental concern. The polymeric binder can bind the coal fi nes in the briquetting process and also not cause any damage/depositions in the furnaces where it will be consumed. Further, resultant coal briquette has higher calorific values compared to coal fi nes which results in higher burning and thermal efficiency. Briquetting/compaction of coal fi nes is a good option for the ever increasing problem of depletion of good quality coal.

Surfactant Industries Jodhpur, Rajasthan Tel: 0291-2740294, 2651049 Fax: 0291-2433230 Email: lohiyas@gmail.com Website: www.st채rkeadhesives.com, www.lohiyagroup.com

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STEAM BOILER

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team boiler has a performance capacity of 100 kg/hr to 2000 kg/hr with operating pressure of 10 kg/cm2g. Smoke tube and water tube versions are available. MS seamless tube of asthma 106 GR-B is used. The unit will be equipped with high efficiency oil/ gas burner. Air pre-heater arrangement gives high thermal efficiency 86+/-2% on NCV.

Aerotherm Systems Pvt Ltd Ahmedabad, Gujarat Tel: 079-25890158, 25834987 Fax: 079-25834987 Email: contact@aerothermsystems.com Website: www.aerothermsystems.com



STEPPING MOTOR DRIVE

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tepping motor drive is available in both AC and DC input versions. It works on currents up to 4.4A and DC input voltage of up to 45V for low and medium speed applications. Some series of motors can work on currents up to 6A and 75 VDC operation. AC input drives are available operating from 55V AC to 230V AC. The drives are suited for high speed applications and are available with networking capabilities to operate with motors fitted with encoders. Special drives have been designed to operate with NEMA43 size motors and for motors designed to operate at high voltages. All the drives carry protection against shorting of the motor output terminals, under voltage and over voltage protection. All the drives are CE certified and have specific digital inputs to turn current off which helps prevent overheating of the motors. All drives have micro stepping of up to 3200 steps/rev. Some drives can also be set to 4000 steps/rev. Some models carry an internal oscillator which makes running the motor at a predefi ned speed with a start stop signal without a pulse and direction signal. The drives are equipped with an electronic resonance damping circuit to reduce noise and mechanical vibrations at low and medium speed operation. Applications abound in labelling , packaging, ceramic tile printing, X-Y tables etc.

Strategi Automation Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: 080-32329798, 32467879 Fax: 080-41163047 Email: sales@strategiautomation.com Website: www.strategiautomation.com

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SOLID CARBIDE END MILL

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olid carbide end mill offers smooth surface fi nish with its 6 effective teeth in fi nishing performance. The combination of heavy core diameter and unique flute constructions enables high rigidity, easy chip evacuation and vertical shear action. It is precisely grounded with eccentric form relief producing superior cutting edge for more strength and durability. 50째 high helix geometry gives high cutting resistance along with high bending resistance for machining hard alloy steels, stainless steels, inconel etc.

Robin Precision Products Pvt Ltd Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: 02827-287634 Fax: 02827-287631 Email: info@bloodtools.com, sales@bloodtools.com Website: www.bloodtools.com



FIRE ROLLING SHUTTER

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ire rolling shutter are constructed with galvanised or stainless steel in a variety of gauges, slat designs and fi nishes for unsurpassed strength, durability and style. Wide ranges of styles meet or exceed industry fi re safety testing standards including UL, FM and ULC. The doors are also compliant with all

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS NFPA-80 Standards. The door closes automatically under governor control after separation of fuse link. UL-listed brush-type smoke gaskets meet the smoke retardation requirements.Additional safety options include the fi re SentinelTM time-delay release device photoelectric or ionisation-type smoke detectors, with or without heat detector. Additionally available uninterruptible power supply for use with motor-operated doors allows door closure by central alarm or smoke detector under motor power. 2–4 hours fi re-rated resistance.

Gandhi Automations Pvt Ltd Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022-66720200/66720300 Fax: 022-66720201 Email: sales@geapl.co.in Website: www.geapl.co.in



TRI-LOBE ROTARY BLOWERS

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he tri-lobe blower is suitable for use in air/gas applications. It is ruggedly built and can work under tough conditions, high transmission loads and higher operating speeds with capacities up to 65,000 m 3/hr and pressure up to 1.1 kg/cm 2 in single stage and up to 2.2 kg/cm 2 in multi stages. The computer generated new millennium series rotor lobe profi le optimises high volumetric efficiency, minimises slip losses, lowers power consumption and thus are energy efficient.

Swam Pneumatics Pvt Ltd Noida, Uttar Pradesh Tel: 0120-4696222,2527610 Email: sales@swamatics.com Wesite: www.swamatics.com



MOTOR PROTECTION RELAY

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otor protection relay displays various parameters, trip count and trip data on 8-digit alphanumeric display and has separate LEDs for individual fault indication. The machine is a four user programmable output relay, its built-in selfsupervision and self-testing feature helps maintenance. Th is provides easy operation by 5 push buttons. It has RS485 Port for serial communication with ‘MSCOM’ user-friendly software.

Larsen & Toubro Ltd Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 091-022-67054902 Email: karthikm@lntebg.com Website: www.lntebg.com

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ELECTRONIC SAFETY SENSOR

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he RSS-36 electronic safety sensor is equipped with RFID technology, with different variants, each with different coding possibilities. Th is sensor also feature all the well-known advantages of the CSS technology. The second version only accepts the target, which was taught during the fi rst start-up. In the third version, the teach-in process can be repeated any number of times.

Schmersal India Pvt Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020-26741000 Fax: 0-1244342333 Email: info-in@ schmersal.com Website: www.schmersal.in



HANDHELD READER FOR DIRECT PART MARK IDENTIFICATION

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ataMan速 7500 series handheld reader has the best reading rates with patented 1DMax, 2DMax and ID Quick decoding algorithms. Th is reader has a varied focus with liquid lens technology and an adjustable focus with fi xed mount and C-mount options. It is self-contained with decoding, power, communication and I/O. It triggers modes and custom data

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS formatting and is easier to integrate. The laser marking is integrated and is mounted upside down and a pneumatic arm is provided which takes the parts and slides it inside the laser safety station. Once inside the station, the part is checked to confi rm the correct type. The laser is activated and then marks the datamatrix and human readable codes on the PCD. After the marking is completed, the arm pulls out the marked part. The datamatrix code is read by the Cognex DataMan速 7500 series handheld reader. The code is then sent directly to the server, thus achieving complete traceability.

Cognex Sensors India Pvt Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020 - 40147840, 09881466003 Fax: 020- 66280011 Email: mails@mindmatterscorp.com Website: www.cognex.com



CRANKSHAFT MICROFINISHING MACHINE

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rankshaft and camshaft microfi nishing machine is built with patented GBQ (Generating Bearing Quality) technology, from IMPCO. The machine confi guration is determined depending upon the part drawings, cycle time

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS requirement, etc. Th is machine is capable of producing a surface fi nish of 0.12 ÎźRa from input of 0.4ÎźRa in a single step, consistently. The patented GBQ technology can improve geometry, control size and taper. Auto loading/unloading, interface with gantry, etc. can be offered as an extra feature. Microfi nishing of engine parts by GBQ method extends product life, prevents premature bearing failure thus reducing warranty cost.

accessible to the user for on-site calibrations, max/min voltage output and ramp up / ramp down time adjustments. Th is model accepts the control signal from external DDC, PID or PLC controller in the form of 0-5 V, 0-10 V mA user selectable control signals.

Grind Master Machines Pvt Ltd Aurangabad, Maharashtra Tel: 0240 - 2376262, 2376907 Email: sales@grindmaster.co.in Website: www.grindmaster.co.in





HEATER POWER CONTROLLER

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ompact 3 phase SCR power controller for electrical heating loads ranging from 1.5 KW to 12 KW/3phase. Heavy duty terminal connectors are provided for AC 3 phase supply, control signal and heater wires. The entire assembly is mounted on MS powder coated plate/enclosure, which in turn can be easily fi xed inside the closed control panel as desired. Potentiometric settings are

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Libratherm Instruments Pvt Ltd Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022-28963823, 09821136685 Email: libratherm@libratherm.com Website: www.libratherm.com

ROBOTIC MACHINE

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he robotic machine is accurate, minimise problems when parts are placed in machines incorrectly and decreases the labour cost to a great extent. These robotic machines are made by using best available modern techniques by the skilled and expert professionals.

Welding Technologies India Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020-65101340 Email: wti@weldingtechindia.com Website: www.weldingtechindia.com


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DRILLING UNITS

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BM 80 U and KBM 80 auto offers mechanical three-speed gearbox with continuously variable electronic speed reduction means optimum cutting speed for core drilling, drilling, thread cutting, countersinking and reaming. It provides flexible tool usage and high concentricity due to a combination of QuickIN and MT 3 holders. High torque, high power motor for efficient core drilling up to 80 mm and thread cuts up to M 27. High levels of work safety due to extensive safety package including torque slipping clutch, visual magnetic holding force display and viseo touch pad controls.

Fein Power Tools India Pvt Ltd Chennai, Tamil Nadu Tel: 044-43578680, 09825063597 Email: info@fein.in Website: www.fein.in



CABLE GLAND

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he VentGland is a breathable cable gland which has pressure compensation to reduce condensation water in electrical environments to minimum. It is available in sizes M20 to M63 and customers can choose from polyamide, brass or stainless steel. It also has a micro-porous PTFE gore membrane

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS which allows for a pressure balance between the internal and the external atmosphere reducing condensation inside enclosures. The range is added by VentPLUG, which as a pressure equalisation element is used for ventilating enclosures. It is available in M12 in different colours. The VentGland has application areas in outdoor enclosures, outdoor lighting, wind, solar, etc.

Wiska India Pvt Ltd Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 022 - 27566438, 39, 40 Fax: 022 - 27566441 Email: o.ashar@wiska.in Website: www.wiska.in, www.wiska.de



AUTOMOTIVE, TUBULAR AND SOLAR BATTERIES

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utomotive, tubular and solar batteries are made from low antimony selenium lead alloy. The water loss is minimum due high quality tested separators, lead alloy used which adds to the battery life with less frequent top ups. Automotive batteries have high cranking power which helps in starting of the vehicle even in cold weather. The batteries are designed to perform in extremely rugged conditions with warranty life cycle. The range that are manufactured are as follows: Automotive: 2.5-180 Ah, Tubular:

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GENERAL PRODUCTS PRODUCT UPDATE 90-240 Ah, Solar: 40-90 Ah.

D Force Energy Aurangabad, Maharashtra Tel: 8888864210 Email: info@dforce.co.in Website: www.dforce.co.in



BLAST MACHINES

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last machines of the FL series are universal and efficient. Designed as 3, 4 or 6 blast wheel machines, they not only meet different capacity requirements, but can be ideally adapted to changing product runs. They are easy to integrate into modern drawing lines operating at speeds of up to 240 m/min or can be used as stand-alone machines for autonomous fi nishing. The FL-I-3 machine is equipped with 3 blast wheels and abrasive stream guide plates. Within seconds these guide plates can be adjusted to suit the cross section of the material being processed. Th is ensures maximum energy utilisation and the highest possible effectiveness of the abrasive. The guide plate system allows for smooth introduction and passage of smaller diameter wire. Advantages include safe and reliable operation, advanced pollution control features, simple

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS maintenance, reduced production costs, local manufacturing and service support.

DISA India Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020 - 26152503 Fax: 020 2615 4275 Email: pune@noricangroup.com Website: www.disagroup.com



CYLINDRICAL GRINDING MACHINE

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wide range of precision hydraulic and mechanical cylindrical grinding machine is having design to make easy movement of table slide reciprocation table and wheel head slide lining with anti-friction material ‘Turcite – b’, wheel head ensures maximum rigidly smooth operation is available. The wheel head spindle is fitted with white metal taper bush and work head spindle is fitted with bronze metal taper bush having sizes ranging from 450 mm to 1250 mm. The machine is manufactured as per IS standard.

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS Atul Machine Tools Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: 0281 -2360227, 02827- 287607, 9227602034 Email: info@atulmachine.com Website: www.atulmachine.com



5 AXIS CNC VERTICAL MACHINING CENTRE

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NC 5-Axis machining centre enables machining operations in simultaneous 5 axis on 5 sides in one set-up part clamping with highest accuracies in contours and profi les. These machining centre is projected to be at highest level in 5-axis category with fi xed portal ribbed structure and modular design allowing maximum flexibility in machine confi guration to adopt to complex requirements with TRIM (Integral Rotary table) table for movements of tilting in A-axis and rotation in C-axis. K3X8 Five with X/Y/Z (780/700/500 mm) has Y-Axis on travelling-table while X & Z-axis on spindle head and 20-Tool ATC. Base is designed of step-up structure for marvelous dynamic behavior absorbing pulse cutting forces and spindle on bridge-type architecture with fi xed gantry. High-Speed electrospindle with 24000 rpm (25/20 kW, HSK 63A) comes as standard. Equipped with table (ø500 mm) on 550 plane allowing it to move in -300/+1800 on tilting A-axis having 3600 rotation capacity in C-axis, it can accommodate workpiece of

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GENERAL PRODUCTS PRODUCT UPDATE ø500X325 mm with capacity of machining even at 200 negative angle.

Jyoti CNC Automation Ltd Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: 2827-287412 Fax: 2827-287480 Email: info@jyoti.co.in Website: www.jyoti.co.in



PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE

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he pressure relief valve ranges from ¼” to 2” and pressure setting up to 200 kg/cm2. Th is valve is normally used in all industries like fertiliser plants, gas industries, pressurise reaction vessel and are also required for all positive displacement pumps. Wherever online pressure equipment’s were the overloading on the motor is to be avoided or due to choking up of discharge, these pressure relief valves are usually being used to release the excess pressure. Also require for close reaction vessels, when it goes beyond setup pressure thereby releasing increased pressure in the vessel. The valves are usable for steam release for which two seatings are offered i.e. Silicon and

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS S.S. (stellieted seating) for the release of steam with particles.

Krishiv India Mumbai, Maharashtra Tel: 09819292155, 09322226290 Email: krishivindia@gmail.com Website: www.krishivindia.com



HYDRAULIC SHEARING MACHINE

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ydraulic shearing machine is designed from ultrasonically tested IS 2062 grade steel structures. Its robust construction gives more rigidity and strength to machines. These machines are capable to perform accurate and precise cutting needs. The specially designed compact manifolds give smooth and silent operation. NC shearing machine has all the advantages of hydraulic shearing machine. The NC controller adds some more special advantage to machine. NC controller gives flexibility for setting multiple position of gauge with number of cuts. Th is means the gauge will automatically move to required positions and gives accurate and fast adjustments. The machine productivity and accuracy are much improved with NC controlled

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS back gauge. Its range is from 3 mm to 25 mm and length of the machine is from 1250 mm to 7000 mm.

Energy Mission Machineries (India) Pvt Ltd Tel: 079-65436237, 40085558 Fax: 079-40085558, 25830913 Mob: 098243 03302, 09824481470 Email: info@energymission.com, energymission@gmail.com Website: www.energymission.com



LASER WELDING MACHINE

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ould laser welding machine features table up and down movement by electric motor, high precision ball screws for X, Y axis of work table, L. M. guide ways for X, Y axis. Laser head can be moved forward and backward, up and down manually to adjust the position and can be rotated through 360o for easy approach of the welding area. It also has an inbuilt machine lamp with high density halogen bulb, which protects the eyes of the operator against fl ashing laser. Also featured is an industrial micro controller with high stability and easy maintenance. Up to 50 programs with different parameters can be

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GENERAL PRODUCTS PRODUCT UPDATE stored in the controller. Input voltage is 380 V, AC, 50 Hz whereas laser power is of 150 W.

Concord United Products Pvt Ltd Tel: 080 - 41171317, 28376393 Fax: 080 – 41171318 Email: info@concordunited.com Website: www.concordunited.com



LATHE MACHINE

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he machine offers rigid design and is suitable for bulk production. These lathe machines combine all the features which is expected in heavy duty production lathes with great efficiency and are ideal for all sliding, surfacing and screw cutting operation. The machine is hardened and ground bedways, raw material used is selected and A grade quality raw material is used. Main spindle is hardened and grounded with double grinding. All screw is made from bright steel with gun metal screw nut. Length of bed is available from 1370 mm to 8500 mm, centre height is available from 215 mm to 760 mm, spindle bore is available from 50 mm to 155 mm. The lathe machine has variety of attachments like fully or semi norton gear box, taper

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS turning attachment, rear tool post and coolant pump, etc.

Premier Lathe Mfg Co Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: 281-2387556 Fax: 281-2389248 Email: info@premierlathe.co.in Website: www.premierlathe.co.in



MACHINING CENTER

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achining center with unique turn-face headstock is designed for the machining of large valve bodies used in the oil industry and other workpieces that are difficult to turn. It offers a groundbreaking approach to creating turned machining features on large, odd shaped parts, which are not conducive to normal turning operations. Large valves which require turning, threading, and tapered boring are ideal components to be processed on the ORBITEC 20. It can perform phonographic facing. It has a unique turn-face headstock for turning operations on large odd shaped parts. The pallet size is 630 mm Ă— 630 mm, spindle speed 30 min rating) is 35  600 rpm 30kW 40HP, tool shank capto C8,

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS maximum workpiece size is 1,050 mmĂ—1,300 mm.

Yamazaki Mazak India Pvt Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 2137-668800 Fax: 2137-668829 Website: www.mazakindia.in



MECHANICAL AND PNEUMATIC PRESS BRAKE

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echanical and pneumatic press brake has a capacity of 20 ton to 350 ton and length 1525mm to 4000mm. These machines are widely accepted in industries for continuous production runs and also in areas requiring accuracy and repeatability coupled with high production. Double geared, motorised ram adjustment, motorised reversing mechanism, manual back gauge, manual lubrication, one multi-groove, V block and V punch are standard features. Frame, ram and bed, drive system, ram adjustment, clutch and brake are well constructed, accurate and reliable. The machines are useful for steel furniture industries, door frame and slotted angle, refrigeration, door frame manufacturers, auto mobile industries and control panel manufacturers, etc. Other products are mechanical,

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GENERAL PRODUCTS PRODUCT UPDATE hydraulic and pneumatic press brake, guillotine shearing machine, power press, trimming and blanking press, double action deep drawing hydraulic press and CNC turret punch press.

Weldor Engineering Pvt Ltd Rajkot, Gujarat Tel: 0281 - 2360242, 2360243/ 44 Fax no. 0281 - 2360466 Email: weldor@weldor.com Website: www.weldor.com



MOTION CONTROLLER

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he multi axis motion controller for precise and complex applications is available for 1-8 axis of control. It is available as a PC based card which suits the PCI, ISA, VME and PC104 buses. It is also available as standalone cards, which can communicate on RS232, USB and ethernet. The card can be used for point-to-point, jogging, linear and circular interpolation, helical and tangential moves, contouring with teach and playback, electronic gearing and electronic cam profi ling. It can be used to control servo motors or stepper motors. The controller has dedicated inputs for limits and home per axis. It also has freely confi gurable digital inputs and outputs at the TTL level. Options exist for additional digital

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS inputs, outputs, 12 bit analog inputs and an additional encoder input per axis of control. Th is can be used for gearing or to connect a load based encoder for automatic backlash control. The controller has a 32 bit microprocessor with on board memory to store application programs and variables. It can also do multitasking up to 8 programs. It supports C DLLs for programming in C and C++. Applications abound in xyz table control, laser machining, packaging, pick and place units, jewelry manufacturing and robot control.

Strategi Automation Solutions Pvt Ltd Bengaluru, Karnataka Tel: 080 - 32329798/32467879 Fax: 080 - 41163047 Email:sales@strategiautomation.com Website: www.strategiautomation.com



NETWORK PROCESSOR

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he Anybus NP40 is a new network processor from HMS Industrial Networks that handles communication between an industrial device and any industrial network. The Anybus NP40 is a single chip network processor that includes a high-performance ARM core and an FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) fabric. The ARM core runs the protocol and application stacks while the FPGA fabric is used to implement the various real-time Ethernet interfaces. A real-time-switch is integrated into the FPGA fabric and it supports synchronous cyclic messaging in real-time networks such as PROFINET IRT, Powerlink, EtherCAT and Sercos III. Since the network processor is fl ash-based, it can be re-programmed for several different industrial Ethernet networks. The NP40 enables very low latency, down to a few microseconds. It practically allows for �zero delay�between the network and host API making it possible to support high-performance applications that require synchronization or motion profi les.

HMS Industrial Networks Halmstad - Sweden Tel: +46 351729 93 Email: min@hms.se Website: www.anybus.com



PLATE BENDING MACHINE

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Roll standard pyramid type plate bending machine is fitted with electric brake motor and control panel, which facilitates the stoppage of machine at any stage of operations, hence the shape in rolling as per requirement is most possible and due to the movable control panel operation on the machine is very easy. Machine is fitted with two gear box,

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS electric brake motor, push button type, movable operating switch board and electric control panel for easy and safe operations. The machine is equipped with double gear box. One is warm gear box and another is spur reduction gear box. Due to this, the fatigue in operation and overload on electric motor and warm reduction gear box is totally avoided when machine is working in over capacity. Moreover, bending operation becomes easy. The machine is easy to maintain and is useful for various jobs. It has a modern design and rigid structure. Mechanism is simple even for semi-skilled worker.

Godson Bending Systems Pvt Ltd Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 281-2361467, 2361449 Fax: 281-2361873 Email: godsonindia@hotmail.com



POWDER SPRAY SYSTEM

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owder spray system has advanced features to make the whole powder coating process quick, easy and efficient. It features a 100 KV built-in electrostatic high voltage generator for enhanced transfer efficiency and reduced wastage. It consists of a powder pathway constructed from wear-resistant material,

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PRODUCT UPDATE GENERAL PRODUCTS specially rounded to prevent impact fusion and provide a smooth uninterrupted flow. Coating speed is stepped-up by 20%. It is easily maneuverable, well balanced and has an efficient powder coating gun made from high impact-unbreakable plastic body. In the unlikely event of a malfunction, simply pull the gun barrel, replace the power cartridge and tighten the nut.

Mitsuba Systems (India) Pvt Ltd Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022- 26318633, 26316692 41 51/52/53. Email: sales@powdergun.com Website: www.powdergun.com



PUT AND PICK-TO-LIGHT SYSTEM

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ut and Pick-to-Light System is a practical and economical solution to bring in speed and accuracy in putting or picking operations in your warehouse or on-line store. It eliminates manual error which leads to the labourer pick and put the material in/from the wrong location, which may lead to a problems. Th is system can be installed and made working within 7 to 30 days even in very large warehouses. The system consists of a control unit, scan point, light unit, wire harness and software. The system can be integrated with all popular ERP, SCM and CRM software implementations or can also work independently.

Wide Bridge Consulting Private Limited Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 020-24442053, 24442064 Email: biz@wbcpl.org Website: www.wbcpl.org



VERTICAL MACHINING CENTER

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t is a high-speed, high-accuracy compact vertical machining center which is only 1500 mm in width. It has a compact floor space requirement of 1500 mm × 2580 mm (59”* x 88”), the space which can be found in almost any facility. It can perform simultaneous 5-axis machining. Table size is 650 mm × 400 mm, spindle speed 5 min. rating) 12000 rpm 18.5kW 25HP, tool shank MAS BT-40, tool storage capacity is 30 tools.

Yamazaki Mazak India Pvt Ltd Pune, Maharashtra Tel: 2137-668800 Fax: 2137-668829 Website: www.mazakindia.in 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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4 column hydraulic press 275 5 axis CNC milling and turning centre 274, 296 5 axis waterjet 177 Abrasive belt grinder 304, 305, 306 Abrasive blast cleaning 262 Abrasive cloth roll 226 AC motor 59, FGF AC variable frequency drive 175 AC/DC panel 209 Accelerometer 47 Accessories 10, 235,BOX Acoustic enclosure BGF Actuated valve 218 Actuator 202, 218, 242 Adapter and aluminium model 296 Adaptor 281 Adaptors for drilling 194 Advance cutting material 317 Agitator seal 158 Air classifier 282 Air cooled heat exchanger 87 Air gauge 296 Air operated diaphragm pump 64 Air operated sand 193 Air separator 282 Air treatment 57 Air-cooled steam condenser 87 Airless tumblast type 193 Alarm annunciator 20 All geared auto feed pillar drilling machine 233 All geared autofeed pillar drill machine 307 All geared autofeed radial drill machine 307 Alloy steel cold drawn seamless straight pipe 253 Alloy steel cold drawn seamless straight tube 253 Alluminium core vent 206 Alluminium part 206 Alu-cera polymer 9 Aluminium casting 279 Aluminium oxide ceramic composite 9 Aluminum extrusion 272 Anaerobic adhesives and sealant 257 Analog timer 104 Angle measuring instrument 262 Animal feed technology 139 Annunciator 77 Antilock breaking system 165 Apron conveyor 217 Aqueous cleaning machine 234 AS-interface system 93 Association 19 Auto belts and oils seal 27 Auto disc finishing machine 282 Auto drain 269 Auto feed radial drilling machine 233 Autoclavable gasket 252 Autoloading tumblast machine 246 Automatic amino acid analyser 214 Automatic back spot facing tool 205 Automatic band saw machine 221 Automatic grinding machine 261 Automatic rolling shutter 21 Automation 22, 229, 293

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Automation controller 219 Automation exhibition 111 Automobile bearing 140 Automotive automation 185 Automotive belt 273 Automotive, tubular and solar batteries 290 Autophoretic coating 202 Aviation cog wheel 24 Axial flow fan 213, 253 Backgeared autofeed radial drill 307 Backgeared fine feed machine 307 Backstop 203 Bad conductor of electricity 213 Bags bailing press 275 Balance 89 Balanced pallet truck 159 Ball 302 Ball bearing 211, 308 Ball check valve 28, 199 Ball screw 161 Ball valve 26, 28, 199, 218, 280, 301 Band heater 234 Basket filter 301 Battery charged forklift 241 Battery operated pallet truck 159 Bearing 140, 207, 208, 211, 308 Bearing 264 Bearing bushes 24 Belleville washer 304 Bellow coupling 161 Belt 273 Belt and pulley 226 Belt conveyor 306 Belt conveyor and gravity roller 241 Bench grinder 304,305, 306 Bench grinder cum polisher 304,305, 306 Bench polisher 304,305, 306 Bench type drilling machine 293 Benchtop press 201 Bend 113, 280 Beryllium copper plastic mould material 49 Better ergonomics 213 Bimetal thermometer 262 Bi-metalic temperature gauge 243 Blackening / bluing salt 298 Blast machines 293 Blast room system 193 Blow down valve 26 Blower 56 Blower and fan 213 Boiler compound and scale remover 298 Bottle cap torque testing system 61 Bottle feeder 297 Bourdon pressure gauge 243 Bow shackle 260 Braided hose 252 Brake motor 59, FGF, 176, 295 Brass accessories for switch 225 Brass building hardware 225 Brass cable gland 225 Brass component 225 Brass core vent 206

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Brass electrical wiring accessories 225 Brass extrusion rod 225 Brass indian cable glands and accessories 225 Brass inserts in for plastic molding 206 Brass neutral 225 Brass part 206 Brass screw 206 Brass turned component 206 Brewing 139 Broaching machine 247 Bucket elevator 306 Building automation 22 Bush 199 Business centre 121 Butterfly valve 26, 28, 199, 218, 280, 301 ‘C’ type hydraulic press machine 266 Cable accessory system 300 Cable and hose carrier 233 Cable carrier 161, 208 Cable clamp 289 Cable conduit 23 Cable connector 208 Cable gland 285, 289, 300, 301, IGF Cable marker 289 Cable tie 285, 289, IGF Cable tray-cable ladder 217 Cables for bus system 93 Calibration management 148 Calibration solution 148 Cam follower 264 , 299 Camwork 261 Capacitance and tan delta tester 277 Capacitive and magnetic sensor 93 Capsule pressure gauge 243 Carbide 281 Carbide rod 99, 281 Carbon fibre re-enforced product 24 Carbon steel cold drawn seamless straight pipe 253 Carbon steel cold drawn seamless straight tube 253 Cargo lashing 260 Carrier oil 281 Cartridge heater 234 Cast/extruded 209 Caster 264 Cast-in heater 234 Casting 279 Cathodic electrocoating 266 CBM/PDM service 200 Centre drill 281 Centreless grinder feeder 297 Centreless grinding machine 222, 267, 280 Centrifugal air blower 135, 213 Centrifugal fan 145 Centrifugal finishing machine 282 Centrifugal pp monoblock pump 217 Centrifugal pump 45 Chain 27, 208 Chain coupling 278 Chain hoist 302 Chain pulley block 129, 295, 336 Chain sling 260 Chain wheel 72


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Chamber cleaning system 257 Check valve 26 Chemical / acidic fumes resistance 213 Chemical pump 264 Chemical pump vane 24 Chemical transfer pump 202 Chevron set strip 242 Chiller 189 Chocolate / cocoa 139 Chromatising chemical 298 Chuck 281 Circlip 258 Circuit breaker analyser 277 Clamp 226 Cleaning equipment 315 Cleaning section equipment 139 Close frame hydraulic press 275 CNC BIC CNC cutting machine 22 CNC cylindrical external grinding machine 267 CNC external grinding machine 267 CNC grinding machine 261 CNC hydraulic turret punch press 223, 274 CNC internal grinding machine 267 CNC laser cutting machine 22 CNC lathe 103, 222 CNC machine BIC CNC oxy fuel cutting machine 22 CNC plasma cutting machine 22, 223, 274 CNC press brak 223,274 CNC synchro press brake 223, 274 CNC tap chuck and tap adaptor 194 CNC tap holders and pull stud 194 CNC tooling 281 CNC tools holders and pully stud 194 CNC turning center BIC CNC vertical machining centre BIC CNG filling point 165 Coated fabric 210 Coating 202 Coating machine 22 Coating plant 22 Coating system 22 Cocking assemby 203 Cold galvan 202 Collet 281 Collet chuck 281 Colour sorting 139 Combination valve 218 Compensating cable 297 Componet handing system 185 Compressed air division 265 Compressed air system fitting 303 Compression spring 304 Compressor 213, 245 Conductor 293 Conduit and fitting 301 Conical strainer 301 Connector 10, 47, 68, 71, 208, 235, BOX Construction electric hoist 79 Consultant 282 Consumer automation 185 Consumer durable 185 Container pump 64 Continuous roller conveyor type machine 226 Control 201 Control cabinet 71 Control damper 242

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Control equipment 71 Control panel 71, 241 Control system 71 Control technology 228 Conventional and mono block pump 237 Conventional phase failure relay 104 Converter AC-DC 296 Converter planomiller with 3 axes feed system 205 Convertor 241 Conveying blower 213 Conveyor 264 Conveyor belt 273, 306 Conveyor belt type 266 Conveyor system and accessories 210 Conveyors and automation system 21 Coolant accessories 237 Coolant pump 237, 270, 304, 305, 306 Coolant separator 218, 270 Cooling tower 57, 87, 171 Cord 252 Cordless driver drill 238 Cordless impact wrench 218 Core drill 214 Corrosion inhibitor 298 Corrosion resistance 213 Counter 77, 104 Crab 129 Crab hoist 295 Crane 79, 117, 122, 129, 295, 336 Crane drive 302 Crane duty motor 86, 176, 295 Crane spares part 238 Crankshaft microfinishing machine 286 CRCA coil 226 Crimp tester 61 Cross connection ACC 10, 235, BOX Current injector 277 Cushion dock shelter 21 Custom spring 304 Customised conveyor belt 210 Customised power supply 296 Custom-made cable 93 Cutting fluid 272 Cutting machine 22 Cutting oil/water soluble tapping oil 281 Cutting tool 99 Cyanoacrylate adhesives 238 Cycindrical dowel pin 258 Cyclo geared motor 237, 249 Cylinder 298 Cylindrical grinder 103, 280 Cylindrical grinding machine 222, 255 Cylindrical grinding machine 295 Cylindrical roller bearing 140 D.A / Glyd seal with Nbr/Fkm 242 D3 water resistant wood glue 25 Damper 202, 242 Dampers for centre 253 Das piston seal 242 Data cable 93 Datalogging software 241 DC motor 59, FGF DC switch disconnector 313 DC-AC 296 Deep groove ball bearing 140 Dehumidifier 277 Demagnetiser 218, 282 Dereasing / cleaning agent 298 Destoner 282

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DFMpro 261 Diamond disc 265 Diaphragm 233 Diaphragm gauge 243 Diaphragm sealed gauge 243 Diaphragm valve 26, 28, 199, 280 Didactic equipment 71 Die lift 250 Diesel engine 222 Diesel generator 250 Differential pressure gauge 243 Digital frequency meter 230 Digital panel meter 215, 244 Digital reachout system 296 Digital temperature controller 215, 291 Dip-pipe 28 Disc washer 258 Discharge frame 217 Distrubution board 12 Dock leveller 21 Dock lift 250 Dock shelter 21 Door - PVC flap 21 Door - PVC strip 21 Door - rapid flexible 21 Door - rapid roll up 21 Door - sectional overhead 21 Door - telescopic 21 Double door type 193 Double drum 282 Double girder 224 Double girder overhead crane 238 Double scissor lift table 250 DR drive product 85 Drawer magnet 282 Drill 233, 293 Drill bit grinder machine 242 Drill chuck 265 Drill chuck arbor 281 Drill machine 286, 307 Drill mill 281 Drilling cum vertical milling drill machine 257 Drilling machine 233, 293 Drilling units 289 Drive 219, 291 Drive motor 264 Drive technology 228 Drum pump 64 Drum type magnetics seperator 232 Dry vacuum pump 145, 253 Dry van pump BGF Dryer 220 D-shackle 260 Dual channel with modbus 291 Ducting insulation 101 Duplex deburring tool 205 Duplex filter 301 Dust collecting system 135 Dust collector 193 Dynamic braking resistor 259 Dynamic controller 291 Ear-plug 29 Earth and fuse bar 225 Earth terminal for micro channel 234 Easy installation 213 EDM oil 281 Edrawings publisher 261 Elbows 28 Electric motor 85


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Pg No

Electric panel of crane 238 Electric stacker 250 Electric wire rope hoist 79, 294, 295 Electrical actuator 202 Electrical and electronic 185 Electrical connectivity 293 Electrical discharge machining oil 272 Electrical measuring instrument 209 Electrical product 175, 285, IGF Electrical slip ring 47 Electro mechanical servo system 201 Electroless nickel plating 202 Electromagnetic chuck 218 Electronic connector 215 Electronic control and timing device 212 Electronic etching pencil 234 Electronic multi-axis 47 Electronic process control instrument 221 Electronic product 285, IGF Electronic safety sensor 285 Electronic switch 278 Electronic test 289 Electronic timer 30, 37, 77 Electropneumatic positioner 109 Electroslag remelting plant 167 Element shrink disc 299 Elevator 336 ELMCB 107 Enclosure 249 Encon product 200 End cap 280 End clap/shop 10, 235, BOX End mill 281 End plate 10, 235, BOX Energy meter 77 Energy savings cogged 27 Engineer 229 Engineering plastic plug and socket 30-37 Engineering plastic 209 EOT crane 79, 238, 294, 295, 336 EOT Jib crane 122 EOT/HOT crane 129, 224 EPDM 221 Equipments for railways and construction 167 Evaporator 220 Event 268 Exhauster 56 Exhibition 319 Exhibition - Automach 2013 256 Exhibition - Engineering Expo 309 Exhibition - Metering India 2013 284 Exhibition - VCCI 2013 216 Expansion bellow 28 Extension spring 304 Extra duty lathe machine 257 Extra heavy duty lathe 257 Extra hi-cut lathe 257 Extruded product 139 Eye bolt 260 Eye hook 260 Eye-wear 29 Factory automation 22 Fail safe assembly system 185 Fall protection gear 29 Fastener 258, 308 FBD gasket 252 FBE and nylon coating 202 Feed unit 298

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Pg No

Feeder accessories 297 Feeder for FMCG 297 Feeder for furnace 297 FEP/PFA/PVDF material 199 Ferro alloy plant 167 Ferrous casting 272 Filter cock 280 Filtration 89 Finishing and thermal spray coating 262 Fire damper 202, 274 Fire rolling shutter 281 Fire sliding door 264 Fitting 199 Fixture 226 Flame proof motor 59, 86, 129,176, FGF Flameproof magnetic drive chemical pump 205 Flange flacer 205 Flange mounting motor 59, FGF Flash dryer 220 Flat high tension single-twin ignition 9 Flexible shaft grinder 304, 305, 306 Floating holder 194 Flooring insulation 101 Flour milling 139 Flow indicator 280 Flow meter 64, 89 Fluid 48 Fluid connector 302 Fluid dispenser 24 Fluid handling 89 Flush bottom valve 26, 28 Fly wheel 225 FMCG and auto component 185 Foot valve 280 Force 61 Force and pressure calibration 61 Force and torque gauge 61 Force feed lubricator 298, 266 Forged component 272 Forged steel valve 26 Forging 10, 235, BOX Forging press feeder 297 Four pillar type hydraulic press 266 Fractional electro-deionisation 210 Freewheel clutch 203 Freewheel-oneway-clutch 299 Frequency meter 209 Friction drop hammer 290 FRL spares valve spare 269 Front casing 264 Fuel burner 213 Fume extraction and scrubbing systems 200 Furnace automation 50 Gang drill machine 293 Gantry crane 122, 238, 295 Gap frame press 245 Garment 29 Gas distribution 217 Gas distribution screen 217 Gas spring 18, 132 Gasket 199, 233, 252 Gate valve 26, 218, 301 Gauges cook (AGC) 243 Gear 48, 72 Gear box 48, 72, 129, 176, 237-249, 294 Gear coupling 72, 278 Gear motor 48, 237-249, 294 Gear pump 204 Gear seal 24

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Gear tooth chamfering deburring machine 200 Geared and flexible coupling 48 Geared drill machine 293 Geared motor 59, 295, FGF Geomcaliper 261 Glass 131 Glass linear encoder 296 Glide wheel 264 Globe valve 26, 218 , 301 Glove 29 Gluing system 147 Goliath crane 79, 129, 295, 336 Goods lift 122, 129, 238 Grab bucket 79 Grain handling 139 Gravity die casting 279 Green pre-cleaner 282 Grinder 222, 267 Grinding and dispersion 139 Grinding machine 131, 222, 255, 261, 267, 280 Grinding media 9 Grinding tool 131 Grip plier 226 Grooved pin 258 Grooving and parting tool 99 Guide band 242 Gyro screen 282 Hammer 290 Handheld reader for direct part mark identification 285 Hanlding system module 71 Hannover messe-2013 263 Hard chorme plating 202 Harness 29 Head screw 264 Head washer 264 Heat resistance coating 202 Heat shrink tubing 285, IGF Heat shrinkable tube 290 Heat transfer equipment 145 Heat treatment salt 298 Heater power controller 288 Heating element 283 Heavy duty drill machine 286 Heavy duty forged steel castor 241 Heavy duty lathe 257 Heavy duty lathe machine 255 Heavy duty radial drill machine 286 Heavy duty TTR castor 241 Heavy fabrication job 224 Heavy job turning and boring machine 257 Helical bevel gear reducer 85 Helical gear 72 Helical gear box 176, 294 Helical gear reducer 85 Helical geared motor 176, 237, 249 Helmet 29 Hi-cut lathe 257 High alumina wear resistant ceramic tiles 9 High carbon chrome 302 High carbon steel ball 302 High discharge pump 237 High efficiency standard motor 86 High intensity rare earth magnetic seperator 232 High intesity roller type magnetic seperator 232 High performace plastic 24 High pressure blower 145 High pressure jet clean equipment 288 High strength of weight ratio 213


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High temperature control cable 297 High temperature copper conductor equipment wire 297 High temperature insulation lt power cable 297 High temperature thermocouple cable 297 High voltage tester 277 High voltage testing equipment 257 Hi-vi jacket 29 HMI 219 Hoist 79, 336 Hold back 299 Holemaking 317 Hollow fiber ultrafiltration module 210 Hopper magnet 282 Horizontal CNC machine BIC Horizontal handel clamp 226 Horizontal hydraulic press 275 Horizontal machining center BIC Horizontal pipe and tube bending machine 287 Horizontal spindle rotary table surface grinder 267 Hoses 302 Hospital equipment 288 Hot and cold zinc phosphating chemical 201 HOT crane 238 Hot forging lubricant 281 Hot runner controller 234 Hot runner heater and bushes 234 Hot shearing line 250 Hot working tool steel 222 HR steel sheet 229 HRC fuse fitting 215 Human machine interface 175 Hump magnet 282 Hydraulic and pneumatic application 258 Hydraulic centerless grinding 280 Hydraulic component 303 Hydraulic cylinder 156, 247, 298, 302 Hydraulic cylindrical grinder 280 Hydraulic cylindrical grinding machine 267, 280 Hydraulic equipment 247, 250 Hydraulic forging hammer 83 Hydraulic hand pump 298 Hydraulic lift 250 Hydraulic manual pallet truck 159 Hydraulic pallet pump 298 Hydraulic pipe bending machine 258 Hydraulic power pack 247 Hydraulic press 83, 245, 247, 266, 275, 287 Hydraulic press brake 223, 274 Hydraulic scissor lift 250 Hydraulic seal 65 Hydraulic sealing solution 242 Hydraulic shearing machine 223, 245 274, 287, 298 Hydraulic surface grinding machine 261 Hydraulic valves system 298 I/p transducers 109 Identification system 93 Imaging and vision system 22 Impeller 264, 280 Inclinometer 47 Induction heating machine 271 Induction machine 271 Induction machine for forging 271 Induction machine for surface hardening 271 Induction motors 219 Induction seals / wads 293

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Inductive 93 Inductive proximity switch 23 Industrial automation 111 Industrial automation product 175 Industrial belt 27, 273 Industrial ceramic 9 Industrial cooler 57 Industrial crab 238 Industrial crane 238 Industrial electric power distribution system 12 Industrial exhibition 263 Industrial fans and blowers 253 Industrial gear box 248 Industrial goliath crane 238 Industrial handheld linear bar code reader 253 Industrial heating element 283 Industrial hoist 238 Industrial hose 27 Industrial oven 225 Industrial pin 258 Industrial tray dryer 225 Industrial valve 272 Infrared heater 234 Inline drum type magnetic seperator 232 Inline helical geared motor 86 In-line homogeniser system 202 Instrumentation controls panel 221 Instrument 230 Instrumentation and control 14-15 Instrumentation made cab 93 INSUboard 101 Insulating oil tester 277 Insulation 101 Insulation resistance tester 277 INSUreflector 101 INSUshield 101 INSUsound 101 Interface modules 10, 235, BOX Interface modules ACC 10, 235, BOX Internal grinder 280 Internal grinding machine 280 Internals for electrostatic precipitator 217 Inverter duty motor 86 Inverter motor 85 Investment analysis and research 276 Isolator .IGF Isolators and DBs 107 Jack 298 Jamweld exothermic welding 227 Jewellery polisher 304, 305, 306 Jib crane 129, 224, 238, 295 Jigs 226 Jigs and fixtures 229 Jointing compound 269 Joystick 47 Keyless transmisson element 299 Knife edge gate valve 26 Laboratory supplies 89 Ladder 288 Large diameter welded pipes 265 Large helical 86 Laser 177 Laser cutting 113 Laser shaping 131 Laser welding machine 300 Lathe 257 Lathe machine 255, 301 LED 23 LED egress route 51

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LED emergency 51 LED flash lishts 51 LED module pilot lights 215 LED signal tower light 30-37 LED solar street 51 Leep plastic spring 304 Level controller 20 Level guage 305 Level switch 305 Lift 336 Lifting magnet 282 Light 51 Light duty lathe 257 Light duty lathe machine 255 Light fabrication 224 Lighting solution 51 Lightning arrestor 227 Limit switch 30, 37, 109 Linear display 234 Linear position sensor 47 Liquid ceramic coating 202 Liquid pump 64 Liquid ring vacuum pump 213 LLDPE tubes 303 LM guide way 161 Load bank 259 Load break switch 23 Long lasting 213 Long neck pipe end 280 Low maintenance 213 Low pressure die casting 279 Lowbacklash reducer 237-249 M&E contractor 229 M. S. parts 206 M. S. scraw 206 Machine tool 50 Machine tool accessories 161, 194 Machined component 272 Machining centre 302 Magnet cup 264 Magnet drive pump 264 Magnet pump 264 Magnetic coolant seperator 232 Magnetic drill machine 214 Magnetic linear encoder 296 Magnetic pulley 282 Magnetic rack 282 Main and sub-system assembly automation 185 Manifold 243 Manifold heater 234 Manufacturers 229 Manufacturing supply chain summit 292 Marker 10, 235, BOX Marker plotter 10, 235, BOX Mask 29 Material handling 50 Material handling EOT crane 238 Material handling equipment 159, 295 Material handling machine 286 Material handling plant 167 Material handling system 306 MCB 107, .IGF Measuring instrument 209, 289 Mechanical / hydraulic press brake 287 Mechanical and pneumatic press brake 304 Mechanical press brake 223, 274 Mechanical seal 158 Mechanical seals for process equipment 158 Mechanical vacuum booster 56


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Mechanical/hydro mechanical section bending machine 287 Medium duty lathe machine 255 Metal cleaner 281 Metal cutting tool FIC Metal scrape baling press 275 Meter 209 MGM brake motor 157 Micro control switch 215 Micro controller 285 Micro drill 239 Micro switch 30-37, 215 Mill lining block 9 Milling 317 Milling cum drilling machine 307 Milling cutter 99, 214 Miniature micro switch 215 Mixer 89 Mixing / diverting valve 218 Mobile controller 47 Mobile cylinder hydraulic press 275 Monitoring 201 Monoblock high vacuum pump 253 Monorail trolley 129 Motion control 147 Motion controller 305 Motor 59, FGF, 176 Motor protection circuit breaker 23 Motor protection relay 282 Motor testing system 61 Motor variator 85 Motor/pump protection relay 20 Motorised chain pulley block 129 Motorised damper 218 Motorised lubrication unit 246 Motorised valve 202 Motorised vibrating screen 273 Motors and control 247 Moulding 252 Mounting bracket 10, 235, BOX Multi angle right angle 205 Multi functional tools 99 Multimedia union 18, 132 Multistage centrifugal air blowers 213 Multistage pumps 237 Munting rails 10, 235, BOX NBR o-ring 242 Needle valve 243 Neoprene 221 Network 228 Network processor 306 Nitrile rubber product 221 Non return valve 280 Non setting gasket 269 Non-ferrous casting 272, 279 Non-ferrous wires 246 Non-halogenated hydrocarbons cleaning 230 Nylon and rubber product 301 Ohms meters 209 Oil 213 Oil cooler 189 Oil milling 139 Oil seal 233, 250 Oil sealed high vacuum pump 135, 253 O-ring 65, 233, 242, 264 Over band magnetic seperator 232 Over crank shearing machine 223, 274 Overhead crane 238 Oxy fuel cutting 223, 274

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P.U. coupling element 242 Packaging paper pulp 50 Packaging solution 293 Packaging test equipment 293 Paint remover 298 Paint stripper 281 Pallet pump 298 Pallets and trolleys 229 Panel 209 Panel bender 113 Panel bender and material handling 113 Panel cooler 189 Panel meter 104, 230 Paper cones machine 311 Paper tubes machine 311 Paperless recorder 244 Parallel shaft heical geared motors 86 Partition plate 10, 235, BOX Parts for pollution control equipments 217 Pasta 139 PCB connector 47 Pedestal buffer 304, 305, 306 Pedestal grinder 304, 305, 306 Pedestrian and rider operated counter 159 Peening 262 Perforated metal screens 217 Permanent magnetic chuck 218, 282 Permanent magnetic drum pulley 232 Permanent magnetic drum type separator 282 PF controller 230 PH meter 209 Phase failure relay 20, 104 Phase monitoring device 77 Phosphating chemical 298 Photoelectric sensor 93 Photoelectric switch 246 PID controller 221, 234, 241, 291 Pig iron casting plant 167 Pillar drill machine 233, 286, 293 Pillar type hydraulic press 275 Pillow block bearing 140 Pilot light 23 Pipe 199 Pipe bending 271 Pipe bevelling tools 213 Pipe joints clamp system 241 Pipe tube fittings 303 Piping insulation 101 Piping system 303 Piston ring 24 Piston rod 302 Pl 10, 235, BOX Planetary gear head 161 Plasma 177 Plastic cable carriers 261 Plastic mould product 24 Plastic mould steel 237 Plastic pellet 139 Plastic product 24 Plat truck 264 Plate bending machine 223, 274, 306 Plate lifting clamp 260 Platemagnet 282 Platform 288 PLC 291 PLC operated hydraulic press 275 Pleated screen 301 Plug valve 28, 199, 218 Plugs and socket 23

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Plumbing pipes and fittings 303 Pneumatic and hydraulic accessories 236 Pneumatic component 303 Pneumatic control valve 26 Pneumatic conveying system 135 Pneumatic equipment 250 Pneumatic product 269 Pneumohydraulic 201 Pole ring 280 Polishing film 266 Pollution control plant 167 Polyacetal 209 Polyaryletherketone 24 Polyester webbing 260 Polyetheretherketone 24 Polygon turning machine 218 Polymeric binder 278 Polypropylene 209 Polypropylene pickling tank 274 Polyurethane 209 Poly-v- belt drive 27 Portable abrasive blaster 206 Portable turning machine 205 Position transducer 246 Potentiometer 246 Powder spray system 308 Power 201 Power chucking cylinder 103 Power line transducer 230 Power magnet 282 Power pack 298 Power pack unit 298 Power press 223, 245, 274, 287 Power press pillar type 250 Power transmission accessories 27 PP.bag filters 301 Pratective polymer coating 202 Preci chuck 88 Precision fabrication works 226 Precision lock nuts 161 Precision measuring intruments 237, 249 Precision roll turning lathe machine 257 Precision steel 131 Precision switches single and multiple 23 Precision temperature controls 241 Precision universal cylindrical machine 280 Precission components 301 Press brake machine 245 Pressed steel castor 241 Presses 201 Pressure guage 305 Pressure relief valve 297 Pressure sensor 47 Pressure sensors and indicator 61 Pressure switch 305 Pressure transmitter 47 Printed circuit board 20 Printing 50 Process automation 71, 147 Process controller 241, 244 Process gas blower 145 Product assemblies 272 Product index catalogue 89 Profile controller 291 Profiles 252 Projection welding 141 Proximity sensor 30, 37 Proximity switches 246, 278 PTFE 26, 199, 202


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PTFE lined piping 28 PTFE lined system 28 PTFE/teflon 209 Pu seals 242 Pull action 226 Pull stud 281 Pulley 72, 273 Pulling lifting machine 260 Pulveriser 282 Pump 45, 64, 89, 204, 213, 247 253, 264, 270, 294, BC, BGF Pump seal 158 Punching 113 Punching-shearing system 113 Pure water fitting 303 Push button 23 Push button switches 215 PVC control cable 297 PVC flexible braided hose 236 Quick change tapping chuck 194 Radial drill machine 233, 286, 307 Rail mounted terminal block 258 Rapping bar assembly 217 Ratchet 260 Ratchet lashing 260 RCCB .IGF Reamer 281 Reaming and tapping 194 Rear casing 264 Rear cylinder hydraulic press brake 245 Recycling trade fair 319 Reducer 28, 280 Relay 104 Relay socket 215 Resistor 259 Reverse pulse jet type bag filter 135 Reversible jaw 88 Rice milling equipment 139 Rice rubber roll 27 Ring rolling 254 Robotic machine 288 Robotic systems and automation 270 Robotic waterjet 177 Rod 199 Roll forming machine 287 Roll shop equipment 167 Rolled ring 207 Roller bearing 211 Roller heater 234 Root blower 135, 270, BGF Roots vacuum pump 253 Rotary 145 Rotary air lock valve 26 Rotary air lock valve 274 Rotary atomiser 220 Rotary barrel type 193 Rotary damper 18, 132 Rotary encoder 93 Rotary gear pump 204 Rotary joints and union 18, 132 Rotary pump 253 Rotary shaft seal 65 Rotary switch 23 Rotary vane oil lubricated vacuum pump 269 Rotating electrical connector 293 Rotating union 18, 132

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Roto sifter 282 Round endless sling 260 RTD 241 RTD cables 297 Rubber 242 Rubber converyor belting 210 Rubber part 233 Rubber product 250 Rubber sheeting 210 Rust preventive 298 Rust remover 298 Safe earthing electrode 227 Safety 89 Safety control 201 Safety protection device 23 Safety shoes 29 Sampling valve 28 Scissors lift 250 Scoop 280 SCR bess power regulator 221 Screw conveyor 306 Screw press 83, 254 Screwless terminal block 230 Seal 250 Sealing system 302 Seam welding 141 Seamless pipe 265 Section 252 Security seal 335 Self aligning ball bearing 140 Self feed drilling unit 214 Sensor 93 Sensor solutions 147 Sensor technology 228 Sensors and systems for combustion technology 251 Separator plate 10, 235, BOX Service and manufacturing industry 121 Servo drive 175 Servo motor 175, 219 Shaft mounted gear reducer 85 Shaft-hub connection 203 Shearing machine 245 Sheet 199, 252 Sheet metal component 301 Sheet metal parts in brass 206 Sheet metal parts in copper 206 Shock absorber 18, 132 Shock sensor 47 Shot blasting machine 193, 290 Shot peening equipment 193 Showel 280 Shrink chises 203 Shunt 209 Side channel blower 213 Side lock adaptor 281 Sight glass 26 Silence flow package 145 Silicon rubber sleeve 252 Silicone 221 Silicone transparent tubing and braided hose 201 Singal converter isolator module 221 Single girder 224 Single limit switch 23 Single stage monoblock vacuum pump 253

Product

Pg No

Single stage vacuum pump 253 Siphon system 18, 132 Sling 260 Slip ring crane duty motor 59, FGF Slip-on flange 280 Slitting cutter 239 Small equipment 282 Smooth starter 278 SMPS 77 SMPS for security cameras 296 Snap line 242 SNU worm gear 48 Sockets and switch 10, 235, BOX Soft starter 20 Solder paste 293 Solderless terminal 285, IGF Solenoid 47 Solid carbide drill FIC Solid carbide drills with IC FIC Solid carbide end mill 281 Solid carbide mill FIC Solid carbide reamer FIC Solid carbide reamers with IC FIC Solid carbide special drill FIC Solid carbide special mill FIC Solid carbide special reamer FIC Solid state relay 241, 321 Solonoid valve 269 Soluble cutting oil 270 Space sector 185 Spade 280 Spaggiari product 85 Special applicatin motors 86 Special bearing 140 Special purpose gauges 243 Special tool 281 Spherical roller bearing 140 Spherical roller thrust bearing 140 Spin flash dryer 220 Spindle 165 Spindle nose tooling 99 Spinner hanger type shot blasting machine 193 Spirac cable 93 Spiral carbide drill 239 Spiral cum helical gear box 48 Sponge product 252 Spot welding 141 Spray dryer 220 Spray gun 265 Spring dowel pin 258 Spring tester 61 SPU wiper 242 Spur gear 72 Square 252 Stacker 250 Stacker pump 298 Stainless steel 302 Stainless steel cable ties 301 Stainless steel pipe 265 Standard pyramid type plate bending machine 287 Steam boiler 280 Steam engineering product 16 Steam turbine blade 165 Steel ball 207, 302 Steel forging 254

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Steel industry 50 Steel mill duty and flame proof crane 79 Steel tube 302 Step seal 242 Stepping motor drive 280 Straight line action 226 Strainers 26 Strip 252 Strip heaters 234 Superior hard anodising 202 Surface grinder 261 Surface grinding machine 255, 261 Suspen 232 Swing check valve 28, 199 Swing table 193 Switch IGF Switch disconnector 313 Switch gear 313 Switchboard meter 209 Syphon 243 T’ type strainer 301 Table top machine 200 Tachometer 77 Tap adaptors 194 Taper pins 258 Taper roller bearing 140 Technical ceramic 9 Technology events 263 Tee 28, 280 Teflon bush 264 Temperature 89 Temperature controller 77, 104, 234 241, 244, 291 Temperature guage 305 Temperature indicator 104 Temperature sensing 205 Temperature sensor 241, 305 Temperature thermowell 305 Temperature transmitter 205 Tensile testing 61 Tensioner nut 299 Terminal block 10, 235, BOX Terminal strip 215 Tester 209 Testing equipment 61 Textile and yarn trolley 288 Thermal camera 245 Thermal imaging camera 67 Thermal insulation 101 Thermal process 139 Thermocouple 234, 241 Thermocouple cables 205 Thermocouple extension 297 Thermocouple sensor calibration system 205 Thread gauge 88 Thrust ball bearing 140 Thyristorised power controlle 241 Tie mount 289 Tilt sensor 47 Time switch 77 Timing belt 72, 273 Timing pulley 72 Timing pulleys drive 72 Toggle action clamp 226 Toggle press 226 Tool 281

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Product

Pg No

Tool setter for vmcs 250 Tooling system 317 Torque 61 Torque limiter 278 Torque motor 86 Torque tool tester 61 Torsion spring 304 Track roller 299 Trackball 47 Traction battery 231 Trade show 111 , 263, 319 Transfer trolley 129 Transformer 209 Transformer ratio meter 277 Transformer winding resistance tester 277 Transmission belt 273 Transparent sleeve 252 Transparent tube 252 Tri lobe roots blower 56 Tricover gasket 252 Tri-lobe rotary blowers 282 Trim handling system 213 Triple drum magnetic separator 282 Trolley 264 Trolley wheels and caster 288 Truck blower 145 Tub vibrator 282 Tube 199, 265 Tube sheet assembly 217 Tubing accessory 71 Tubular heater 234 Turn buckle 260 Turned component 272 Turning 317 Turning holder 99 Turret 103 Twin castor 241 Twin lobe roots blower 56, 270 Twin spin bearing reducer 161 Twist drill 281 Two stage vacuum pump 253, 270 Two wheeler batteries 234 U and V seal 233 ‘U’ tubes 265 UHMWPE 209 Ultra isolation transformer 257 Ultra precision stopper bolt sensor 218 Ultra sonic flow meter 244 Ultrasonic cleaning system 312 Ultrasonic NDT probe 312 Ultrasonic processor 312 Ultrasonic sensor 93 Universal controller 291 Universal input temperature scanner 241 Universal milling attachment 205 Universal quick change chuck 194 UV stabilised 213 Vacuum blaster 193 Vacuum booster pump BGF Vacuum forming 266 Vacuum pump 245, 253 Vacuum system BGF Vacuum/pneumatic recovery system 262 Validation of PACS 293 Valve 28, 71, 199, 202 218, 242, 269, 280

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Valve positioner 109 Valve seat 24 Valve terminal 71 Vane damper 213 Variable speed belt 273 Variator 237-249 V-belt 273, 277 Velocity and feed controller 18, 132 Vertical handle clamp 226 Vertical machining center 103 Vertical turret milling machine 296 Very low frequency hipot 277 Vibrating reed type 209 Vibrating screen 282 Vibration sensor 47 Vibratory feeder 297 Vibro dryer 282 Vibro finishing machine 282 Video measuring machine 296 Viton 221 Voltage/current/power monitoring relay 20 Washer 252, 258, 280 Waste water treatments 50 Water exhibition 217 Water faucet and tap part 9 Water ring vacuum pump 213, 270 Water softening compound 298 Water treatment trade fair 319 Waterjet 177 Waterjet and plasma 177 Wear part 99 Wedge wire screen 301 Weighing application 50 Welded pipe 265 Welding equipment 265 Welding solution 141 Wheel 241, 264 Wheel assembly 294 Wheel barrow 264 Wheel chute and accessories 241 Winches 79, 122, 286 Wind mill gear box 48 Winding rewinding machine. 300 Wiper 242 Wire connector 285, IGF Wire cutting and stripping machine 285 Wire cutting machine 285 Wire grid resistor 259 Wire rope 260 Wire rope clamp 260 Wire rope drum 294 Wire rope hoist 129 Wire rope sling 260 Wirewin software 285 Wiring accessories 289 Wood adhesive 25 Worm drive hose clamp 273 Worm gear 48, 72 Worm gear reducer 85 Worm geared motor 176 Xylan coating 202 ‘Y’ type strainer 28, 280, 301 Yellow pages 240 Zinc flake coating 202 Zirconia polycrystal ceramic 9


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213

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206

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298

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147

305

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219

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T: +91-22-24306237

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205

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209

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T: +91-22-40620000

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T: +91-831-2441295

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277

CNP Pumps India Pvt Ltd

45

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22

Dr. Dinesh & Ramesh Engr. Pvt Ltd

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W: www.cselectric.co.in Care Research Credit Analysis & Res

276

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217

251

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326

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321

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67

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312

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217

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232

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253

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194

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