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INGENUITY & ENGINEERING t’s very rare that you get an opportunity to be one with history… a notso-distant, yet not-too-recent-past. Meeting and experiencing Captain Jim Lovell, Apollo 13, Commander, NASA, and Gene Kranz, Mission Control Director, NASA, was a notch above awe inspiring and travelling to the moon… well almost… and back was an experience of a lifetime. The two men, who helped save the Apollo 13 crew, 40 years ago, by finding ingenious solutions to catastrophic mechanical problems, provided an inspirational example of engineering under pressure. They established the fact that undeterred faith in the team, cool composure and crafting indigenous solutions, things well-known to everybody, was indeed no rocket science. But how you imbibe these seemingly simple virtues in your everyday life as an engineer or a manufacturer, or a technician or for that matter, in any stream and stage of life, is what demarcates the legends from the ordinary. Staying with the ordinary, in our lives, if you retrospect your most tricky problem… your mini-professional tsunami… and things that helped you override it, it will all boil down to two words – ingenuity & engineering. As the legendary astronaut rightly said, it took great strength to overpower dejection (of not making it to the moon) and overcoming challenges. “I faced the ultimate challenge when imparting the words ‘Houston, we have a problem,’” says Lovell. “But we all face challenges – some life-threatening and inescapable, others, more routine.” Talking about challenges, their thoughts on the desirable traits of a good engineer were indeed very interesting. If Gene Kranz felt good engineers have to have “intense listening” capability, Jim Lovell opined that engineers need “curiosity and the ability to look ahead to foresee an impending crises.” Adding advantage and insight to the conversation, they also said good engineers “should know the people they work with”… an interesting insight, which reflected their rigorous training and also their deep history of problem-solving when lives were on the line. Before the dizziness caused by the euphoria called “Jim & Gene” settles down, a vague thought envelops you… that manufacturing survival is war, combat on speaking terms perhaps, but war, nonetheless. Every resource must be ready and every skill alert. And to borrow Jim’s thoughts, “there are three kinds of people – people who make things happen, people who watch things happen, and people who wonder what happened.” And that the leadership, tenacity and initiative of everyone involved is what brought Apollo 13 safely back to Earth. Well, when in crisis remember these two legends and compare your problems… if they are back on Earth safe and sound, you will find your way around your problem too, because we know that ‘Failure is not an option’, but after meeting these two legends, we now know that ‘Success is the only option’.

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Success The phrase and the phase India Shining can no more be apt than the current age where one can clearly witness surge in the number of young entrepreneurs getting out of their traditional mindsets to drive the fortunes of India Inc. Taking a giant leap in this direction, ideaForge, a start-up founded by three IIT Bombay alumni in February 2007, is driven by one vision - leading the path. With unique line-up of businesses viz. alternative energy charging devices and autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles, ideaForge has been scaling high. With fresh vigour and zeal, the company is all set to change the dynamics of Indian manufacturing in the years to come.

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Tata Nano Exemplifying Flexible Manufacturing

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Factories Act, 1948 Working Towards A Better Tomorrow

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‘Openness To Criticism And The Willingness To Pursue It Distinguish Design’ Tom Wujec, Autodesk Fellow

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Union Budget 2011-12: Run-up Creating An Economy-wide Blueprint For Growth

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CONTENTS SPECIALS IN THIS ISSUE INDUSTRY UPDATE Oil & Gas

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Engineering Expo Chennai 2011 Cultivating A Passion For Success

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ORDERS WORTH `820.2 MILLION HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY ELECON ENGINEERING COMPANY. THIS INCLUDES `644.5 MILION FROM TECPRO SYSTEMS AND `175.7 MILLION FROM ADANI MURMUGAO PORT TERMINAL.

RBI INDICATES TIGHTER MONETARY POLICY TO CONTAIN INFLATION Worried that the Egypt crisis may further lead to rise in crude oil prices, the Reserve Bank has indicated that it will stick to its ‘antiinflationary’ efforts through tight monetary policy. Subir Gokarn, Deputy Governor, RBI recently said, “Clearly, there is a new risk to oil prices due to the current situation in Egypt and we have to watch that.” Adding further, he said, “In the wake of these risks, RBI will stick to anti-inflationary measures.” This would result in high interest rate for borrowers of all types of loans. When asked if the RBI may go for another round of hike in the short term borrowing and lending rates, Gokaran said, “Our monetary policy stance is anti-inflationary.” His reaction comes at a time when the headline inflation rose to 8.43 per cent according to December 2010 figures. The situation has been further deteriorated due to the political unrest in Egypt, which has resulted in global crude prices spiralling to a two year high. Gokarn however, added that the RBI would, for the time being, stick to its estimate of 7 per cent inflation by March end as it had already taken into account the actual price rise till end of January in its monetary policy review last month. “What is happening now may be persistent, may be transitory...so it is still a point of worry. For the moment we will stay with 7 per cent inflation by end of March,” he added.

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35 PER CENT RISE FORECAST IN WORLD’S ENERGY DEMAND Global energy demand will jump by 35 per cent by 2030 vis-a-vis 2005 levels amid rapid economic growth and an improvement in living standards in developing nations, an Exxon Mobil forecast shows. The growth in energy demand will come primarily from developing nations like China, India, Russia and Brazil, where the booming economies are lifting living standards. However, the environmental impact of the enhanced consumption of energy will be lessened by efficiency gains and a shift toward lesspolluting fuels, the Texas oil giant said in its ‘Outlook for Energy: A View to 2030’. Technological breakthroughs have allowed oil & gas companies to extract vast quantities of natural gas from dense shale and other rock formations once thought too costly to explore. Production from these socalled unconventional formations is expected to meet more than half of US demand by 2030, Exxon Mobil said. Fuelling these gains, natural gas will meet 26 per cent of global energy demand by 2030, up from 21 per cent in 2005, the company predicts. According to the report, wind, solar and biofuel energy generation will also grow sharply, but even with the increase, they will still account for just about 2.5 per cent of total global energy demand by 2030. Rex W Tillerson, Chairman & CEO, Exxon Mobil said, “Our energy outlook clearly points to a growing demand for energy globally, which reflects improving living standards for millions of people around the world. Exxon Mobil will continue to invest in technology and innovation to develop new economic energy supplies to help meet this demand while looking for ways to reduce the environmental impact.”

GENERAL MOTORS’ INDIA UNIT TO SOURCE $1 BILLION WORTH OF AUTO PARTS FROM INDIA OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS

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GOVT CONSIDERS RAISING FDI LIMIT IN DEFENCE SECTOR A group of ministers is considering a proposal to raise Foreign Direct Investment limit in the defence sector to 49 per cent from the current 26 per cent. This move is seen as a step to attract foreign manufacturers to invest in India. The proposal was mooted by the Commerce Ministry, in a note sent to the cabinet secretariat, suggesting that global defence firms be permitted to set up manufacturing units in India with 100 per cent FDI. As of now, India allows a maximum of 26 per cent FDI in defence sector. Industry chambers have also been demanding increase in foreign investment limit in the defence sector to 49 per cent for growth of the domestic industry as foreign companies were also reluctant to invest without getting a significant degree of control in the new entities. India is the 10th largest defence spender in the world and depends on over 70 per cent imports for its requirement.

INDIA REGISTERS WORLD’S FASTEST GROWING ENGINEERING EXPORTS India’s engineering exports rose to US $5.5 billion in December 2010, growing by about 50 per cent. The splurge in exports has given a major boost to companies in heavy engineering goods, transport equipment, capital goods, other machinery/ equipment and light engineering products like castings, forgings and fasteners. This increase in export is due to increased demand from US and Middle East markets. Aman Chadha, Chairman, Engineering Export Promotion Council (EPCH), says, “We are getting a good number of orders from the US and Middle East markets.” The US and EU accounted for 65 per cent of India’s total engineering exports worth US$ 32.5 billion in 2009-10. Exporters are now exploring fresh destinations like South-East Asia and Latin America to reduce their dependence on traditional markets like the US and Europe.


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NEW NORMS FOR FIRMS ON SAFETY LABELS SOON The Ministry of Corporate Affairs is preparing a set of guidelines that will require companies to disclose whether their products carried adequate health safety labels and if they observed product safety standards during the manufacturing process. An official in the ministry on condition of anonymity said, “Business should disclose all information truthfully and factually through labelling and other means, including risks involved on their use, so that consumers can exercise their freedom to consume them.” Industry has reacted very sharply to this move. A representative of a business chamber requesting anonymity, said, “Making a statement on the number of complaints received during a year may be counter-productive for companies in terms of strengthening its customer brand loyalty.” After implementation of guidelines, companies will have to make the disclosure in their annual financial statements. Although the guidelines on business responsibility will be voluntary, companies will have to explain the reasons for not complying, thus making them an indirect obligation.

BHEL’S UNIT TO SURPASS `12,750 CRORE TURNOVER AT THE END OF FISCAL 2010-11

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RASHTRIYA ISPAT NIGAM (RINL) ON A `44,500-CRORE EXPANSION SPREE TO ADD 8.4 MTPA ADDITIONAL CAPACITY

INDIA RANKED 5TH IN WIND ENERGY PRODUCTION Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Anand Sharma, while inaugurating the 7th edition of Eco-Products International Fair and 19th International Engineering Trade Fair (IETF), said that globally, investments in clean energy have growth by over 230 per cent in the last four years and rising to about US $200 billion. “Within the manufacturing sector, we need to pay special focus to the development of green technologies which will be one of the dominant themes over the next two decades, providing both challenges of adaptation and opportunities of growth for manufacturing,” he said during the inauguration. He further said that India is currently the 5th largest wind energy producer and 8th in investments in clean energy technologies. Sharma also said that India is one of the fastest growing exporter (at nearly 30 per cent) of engineering products in the world. This is well above the global average of 13 per cent contributing significantly to the manufacturing sector as the world grapples with the challenge of finding a new model for sustainable development.

SAIL TO INVEST `5,000 CRORE TO DEVELOP CHIRIA IRON ORE MINES Steel Authority of India said it will invest `5,000 crore to develop mines in Chiria, Jharkhand and start mechanised mining in the next three years to feed its plants in Bokaro, Burnpur, Durgapur and Rourkela. “Mechanised mining is expected to become operational in Chiria in around three years’ time. The estimated cost for the development of the Chiria mines is about `5,000 crore,” said an official working with Bokaro Steel Plant. Tagging along 13 conditions, Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh had gave the forest clearance to SAIL for mining iron ore from Chiria reserves overturning Forest Advisory Committee’s recommendations. With the potential of producing 30-35 million tonne per annum iron ore for the next 50 years; Ajitaburu, Budhaburu and Sukri-Latur leases in the Chiria iron ore mine are crucial for the Maharatna firm, particularly for its integrated steel plants in Bokaro, Burnpur, Durgapur and Rourkela.

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HINDUSTAN CONSTRUCTION COMPANY (HCC) BAGS `232 Cr ORDER TO BUILD POWER PROJECT IN BIHAR

LANCO TO INVEST `3,000 CRORE IN PHOTOVOLTAIC UNIT AT CHHATTISGARH Supporting the country’s target of generating 20 GW of grid-connected solar power by 2020 under the ambitious Jawaharlal Nehru Solar Mission, Lanco Group has recently announced its plans to invest `3000 crore to set up a solar photovoltaic manufacturing unit at Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh. The plant, with an annual capacity of 250 MW, will satisfy the export demands from Europe and USA and will be fully commissioned by end of 2014. The plant, to be set up in two phases by Lanco Solar, is being funded with a 75:25 debt-equity ratio, and involves an initial investment of `1,370 crore in the first phase which will be completed in the next 15 months. This manufacturing unit will contribute around `1,500 crore in the form of revenue in the company’s account. Commenting on the future plans of Lanco Group, Chairman L Madhusudha Rao said, “We aim to meet 15 per cent of the local demand for solar energy equipment.” Adding further, he said that the company has no immediate plans of listing the new business division ie. the photovoltaic manufacturing unit in the near future, instead the company intends to make it an independent vertical in the next two to three years. Over the next four years, Lanco Solar plans to set up 500 MW solar plants in the country.

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MACCAFERRI ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS TO INVEST OVER `200 CRORE TO EXPAND CAPACITY AND ACQUIRE ASSETS IN INDIA OVER A FIVEYEAR PERIOD, STARTING 2012.

INDIA’S MRO INDUSTRY TO BE WORTH $1.5 BILLION BY 2020 India is poised to become the fastest growing market in the world for aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services over the next decade tripling its worth to $1.5 billion. This is primarily because airline companies buy more planes to cater for the country’s rapidly growing traffic. Vivek N Gour, MD, said, “The MRO spend by airlines in India now is $500 million and is expected to grow to $1.5 billion in 2020. As a result, we expect significant investment to come into this space over the next 10 years.” Industry experts have estimated Indian air traffic will triple to 362 million passengers by 2021-22, by which time the country’s air carriers would have more than doubled their fleet to about 1,000 aircraft. The MRO space is a $45-billion market globally, of which India constitutes only 1per cent. But, according to KPMG, over the next decade India will become the leader in this space, currently split between North America and Western Europe, because of higher economic growth rate that the country is going to witness.

SUZLON ENERGY HAS RECEIVED AN ORDER WORTH $1.28 BILLION FOR SUPPLY OF WIND TURBINES AGGREGATING TO 1,000 MW TO CAPARO ENERGY (INDIA)

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TRANSACTION COSTS: STILL A LONG WAY TO GO With cost pressures weighing on entrepreneurial initiatives, the three policy pillars of improvement in export-related infrastructure, lowering of transaction costs to trade and industry, & providing full refund of all indirect taxes and levies have to be kept efficient so that they benefit the stakeholders. Taking a step towards this, a report on pruning transaction costs has been brought out under the leadership of the Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Jyotiraditya Scindia. This report has received the approval of apex industry and export organisations, including the CII, FICCI and the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO). Commenting on the report, Scindia said, “A sense of accomplishment that out of the 44 issues identified, we have achieved closure on 23 issues, resulting in a benefit of approximately `2,100 crore in perpetuity to the stakeholder community.” With the Doha Round of trade liberalisation talks stuck in a limbo, India, like other countries, has favoured bilateral free trade agreements to get relief from tariff and non-tariff .barriers and secure market access for products. Any gains from such bilateral deals would get translated only if Indian exporters are able to reach these overseas markets ‘as cost effectively and quickly as possible’ the report says.

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AUTO PARTS MAKER MOTHERSON SUMI SYSTEMS TO SPEND ABOUT `5 BILLION IN 2011-12 TO EXPAND CAPACITY

HAL PLANS `20,000 CRORE MODERNISATION PUSH Defence major Hindustan Aeronautics has recently announced a `20,000 crore plan for modernising its plants and hinted at the possibility of the company going public. D Shivamurthi, HAL Director – Finance said, “The company plans to spend `20,000 crore for modernising its facilities over the next ten years which would be funded through internal accruals.” The company already has reserves of `9,000 crore and is proposed to add `1,500 crore every year. According to company officials, HAL has 19 production divisions and ten R&D centres in the country. Shivamurti said the company plans to design, develop and manufacture 1,500 helicopters over the next ten years. The company has `1 lakh crore worth of orders to be delivered over the next ten years, officials said. Shivamurthi indicated that HAL is keen to go public and be listed on the stock exchanges but added that no final decision has been taken as of now. Shivamurti also added that going public, would make the company ‘better and much more responsive.’

HEAVY INDUSTRIES DEPARTMENT SEEKS `1,000 CR FOR AUTO PARTS SECTOR The Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) has asked the Finance Ministry to create a `1,000 crore corpus to fund technology upgradation of the auto components industry to make it globally competitive, said a senior ministry official recently. “We are asking for `1,000-crore technology fund creation for the next (five year) Plan. The fund can be a revolving kind of fund. People can take out, repay it, refurbish and new participants will take it,” said a DHI official. The DHI, in its pre-Budget recommendations, had sought `1,000 crore under Technology Upgradation Scheme (TUFS), wherein companies get 5 per cent subsidy on loans for upgrading technology from the government. The official said technology fund creation is required to make auto components sector, especially the SMEs more competitive, as they are lagging behind their global counterparts. Besides, the Department has also urged the Finance Ministry to continue stimulus measures such as continuation of the same rate of excise duty. “Two per cent excise duty was increased in the last Budget. We hope it to continue and there are no further increases,” the official said.

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BHEL BAGS $436 Mn CONTRACT FOR POWER PROJECT IN YEMEN

DECEMBER INDUSTRIAL OUTPUT SLOWS TO 20-MONTH LOW India’s annual industrial output in December rose at its slowest pace in 20 months on a higher base last year and stretched capacities at various factories. Output rose 1.6 per cent from a year earlier as compared with a median forecast of 2 per cent. Growth in industrial output was 16.8 per cent in December 2009. The RBI, which has raised interest rates seven times since March, is expected to continue tightening monetary policy as stubbornly high food prices drive broader inflation. Industrial output in November, which was 2.7 per cent, was revised upwards to 3.62 per cent, as per the government data. India’s industrial output figures are notoriously volatile, and forecasts ranged from a contraction of 1 per cent to growth of 7 per cent. Manufacturing output, which constitutes about 80 per cent of the industrial production, rose an annual 1 per cent in December, the federal statistics office said in a statement recently. Capital goods contracted 13.7 per cent in December indicating companies may have put off capacity expansion in the face of cost pressures because of consistent monetary tightening. The data comes amid expectations for over 8 per cent headline inflation in January compared to December, stoked by high food inflation and rising global commodity prices. While Hon’ble Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee termed the data as ‘disappointing’, key advisor, Montek Singh Ahluwalia Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission downplayed the data. He said, “Month-to-month variation in the IIP should not occupy us to much. Also when it shoots up the next month, don’t assume that it is going to continue at a very high rate.”

HERO MOTORS SELLS 17.6 PER CENT STAKE IN MUNJAL KIRIU INDUSTRIES.

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L&T HAS RECEIVED AN `1,100 CRORE ORDER FROM GUJARAT STATE ELECTRICITY CORPORATION (GSECL) FOR SETTING UP A 375-MW GAS-BASED POWER PLANT

SPAIN’S ECONOMY GREW 0.2 PER CENT IN LAST QUARTER OF 2010 The Spanish economy expanded by 0.2 per cent in the fourth quarter, according to official estimates, boosted by exports. For the whole of 2010, the National Statistics Institute estimated that the economy had contracted by 0.1 per cent. In September, the Spanish Government approved an austerity budget, designed to cut public debt and regain investor confidence. According to analysts, the growth in the fourth quarter was largely down to increased demand for exported goods. “I think growth was driven by a high contribution from both final domestic demand and exports,” said Tullia Bucco, Analyst, Unicredit. The government recently announced reforms to the pension system, which led to protests from unions.

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JAPAN TO PRODUCE 5 MILLION TONNE OF SPECIAL STEEL IN Q4 The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan released recently a plan to produce special steel products (hot rolled products) in January to March quarter of 2011. According to this plan, the steel industry of Japan is scheduled to produce 5,419,900 tonne in total of special steel products in January to March quarter of 2011, consisting of 3,483,200 tonne for domestic sales and 1,936,700 tonne for exports, which will have an increase of 4.0 per cent compared with that of 5,212,100 tonne as estimated for the preceding quarter of October to December of 2010 and also increase by 12.4 per cent as compared to that of 4,822,600 tonne in the same quarter of 2010. For a reference, in comparison with a plan for special steel products in January to March quarter 2011 (to produce 5,130,000 tonnes) as announced in December 2010, is expected to increase by 6 per cent and the largest output is anticipated to be renewed after a crisis of the Lehman shock was over. The total quantity of special steel products to be produced in Japan in the fiscal year of 2010 (April 2010 to March 2011) is estimated to come to 20,939,000 tonne, consisting of 13,860,000 tonne for domestic sales and 7,079,000 tonne for exports, which will have a considerable increase of 33.2 per cent compared with that of 15,725,000 tonne produced in the preceding fiscal year of 2009 (April 2009 to March 2010) and really come back to a scale of 20 million tonnes per annum after an interval of 3 years.

CHINA TO BRING MAJOR RARE EARTH MINES UNDER STATE CONTROL World’s largest rare earth producer, China said it will bring 11 rare earth mines under state control. According to country’s Ministry of Land Resources, the move was aimed at achieving sustainable use of the resource and protect environment. Authorities have targeted mines in Ganzhou of Jiangxi Province, which is rich in heavy rare earth. The 11 mines, covering more than 2,500 sq km, were the first batch of ‘state planned mining zones’ for rare earth. The stockpiles may reach 760,000 MT. China has tightened control over metals by slashing quotas for overseas shipments, hiking export taxes and cracking down on heavily polluting mines. The Ministry of Commerce said in December 2010 that it had slashed rare earth export quota by about 35 per cent for the first six months of 2011. Rare earths are important raw materials for making all energy-efficient equipment. If China reduce its exports, there would be a global price fluctuation especially in consumer goods markets.

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SHAILESH SHETH AWARDED FOR CONTRIBUTION TO MACHINE TOOL INDUSTRY Shailesh Sheth, a corporate advisor in management & manufacturing technologies and an independent director in several leading companies has been conferred with Indian Machine Tools Manufacturers Association (IMTMA) – HR Gupta Lifetime Contribution Award, 2011 recently. The award has been given to him in recognition of sustained pursuit of excellence

(L-R) Arvind Kapur, VP, ACMA; Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission, GoI; Shailesh Sheth, Corporate Advisor, Management & Manufacturing Technologies; Jamshyd N Godrej, Chairman & MD, Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co; Dr R Radhakrishnan, Chairman, ISRO; and V Anbu, Executive Director, IMTMA during the awards ceremony.

and invaluable contribution to Indian Machine Tool Industry. Shailesh Sheth has mentored both IMTMA and Indian Machine Tool Industry towards reaching greater heights. Previously, he was the President of IMTMA for three years from 1994. It was under his guidance that the ‘Vision Conclave of CEO’s’ was launched, which changed the image of the entire Indian machine tool industry. As a senior consultant of UNIDO, Sheth has done pioneering work for Rajkot and Ludhiana Machine Tool Clusters to bring them to national mainstream.

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‘OIL DEMAND TO HIT RECORD, OPEC BOOSTS OUTPUT’ In a recent development, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said that it has raised its 2011 oil demand growth forecast by 50,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 1.46 million bpd. Rising OPEC production and comfortable oil stocks in developed economies should limit a further spike in oil prices despite demand hitting an all-time high this year, said IEA. The IEA, which advises 28 industrialised countries on energy policy, said in its monthly report that OPEC’s production rose by 280,000 bpd to a two-year high of 29.85 million bpd in January from December mainly thanks to higher Iraqi output. “We are seeing a little more oil from OPEC as they are seeing the same indicators on the demand side, especially in Asia, that we are. A flexible attitude from OPEC is a good thing. The fact that prices have gone up from around $75 in September to $95 a barrel and above is because of a sharp tightening in the physical market. It’s not the only thing driving prices but some of the impetus comes from that market tightening. We saw very strong 2010 oil demand growth and we’re feeding that through into 2011,” said David Fyfe, Head – Oil Industry & Markets, IEA. Although growth would be nearly half of the unexpectedly strong growth in 2010, the world oil demand will surpass 90 million barrels per day in late 2011 for the first time.

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VDMA PREDICTS MAJOR GROWTH IN MACHINE PRODUCTION Production in Germany’s machine-tool sector will continue to experience solid growth this year, predicted German Engineering Federation (VDMA). After attaining sector growth of 8.8 per cent last year, the Group foresees output rising to around 10 per cent this year. “For the current year, we are assuming a continuation of the recovery. We expect real growth of German machinery production in the region of 10 per cent. A significant part of this growth is attributable to the already very strong growth in production up to the end of 2010. There is, thus, a so-called statistical overhang,” projected Thomas Lindner, President, VDMA. In 2010, orders grew by 36 per cent, again with foreign orders (+39 per cent) outpacing domestic orders (+29 per cent). The less volatile three-month comparison showed 4Q orders 40 per cent higher on the year, with domestic orders up 29 per cent and foreign orders up 45 per cent. EMU orders from outside Germany rose 22 per cent annually on the quarter. Lindner did, however, warn of risks to the outlook, namely pending fiscal consolidation and an intensification of the debt crisis in Europe. Still, he suggested that confidence is warranted given that leading indicators have risen worldwide in recent months. He also said that the upbeat outlook should also be positively reflected in the core work force in machinery production.

BMW TO OPEN NEW FACTORY IN CHINA BMW intends to open a completely new factory in Shenyang, north-east China in 2012, and use the same metal forming machines which have proved so successful at its German facilities. For this they have furthered their cooperation with metal forming experts Schuler. The pact also underlines the opportunities opening up for Germany’s plant and machine manufacturers. “The world can simply no longer ignore the Chinese car market,” states the German Association of the Automotive Industry (Verband deutscher Automobilindustrie – VdA). This underlines the country’s importance for German manufacturers. Schuler will be installing the same cutting-edge, fully automated servo press lines at the new Chinese facility as those already in operation at BMW’s plants in Regensburg and Leipzig, Germany. Schuler expects its ServoDirect Technology to bring about an economic and technological leap in metal forming technology, which will benefit the mass manufacturing of parts in particular. Since 2009, the two servo press lines supplied by Schuler have already been in operation at BMW facilities in Germany. Two key benefits were decisive for the car manufacturer: high output levels and fast production launch.

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The Factories Act 1948 was conceived with an aim to ensure the safety and well-being of workers. However, with modernisation and innovation becoming the mantra for the constantly evolving Indian industrial sector, there came about a need to amend the Act. Giving a big push to labour reforms, Hon’ble Prime Minister Manmohan Singh set up an expert panel to rework the archaic Act, which will place statutory requirements on the part of the employers to ensure safety and health of workers. SUDHIR MUDDANA he last 60 years have witnessed drastic changes in the Indian industrial sector owing to factors such as modernisation and innovation. Factories today, while keeping abreast with the latest technological advancements and latest machinery, are constantly striving to offer their workers a safe working environment. And in such an evolving scenario, factories find it hard to abide by the archaic labour reforms in the Factories Act of 1948. Thus,

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a need to reform the labour reforms in the Act was felt. With an aim to not only provide labourers a safe working environment but also ensure their well-being, Hon’ble Prime Minister Manmohan Singh recently set up an expert panel to rework the Act. “The amendments in the Act are long due and are much needed to improve the working conditions of the workers in the factories as well as in unregulated workplaces. There is a need to streamline the Act and make specific stringent

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provisions for the health, safety & welfare of workers, including women and children,” says Anoop Narayanan, Partner, Majmudar & Co., International Lawyers. On the other hand, Muralidhara Chikmagalur, an advocate practicing in Labour Courts/Industrial Tribunals/High Court & the State Secretary, All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Karnataka State Committee, believes in making the best use of what is in hand to get whatever relief possible to the unions/workers and simultaneously expose the limitation of the


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The factory should be a workplace and not a sweatshop. There cannot be any compromise on fair and decent working conditions, safety and hygiene. The Factories Act is a labour-oriented legislation and any rewriting of the same cannot ignore the object of the law for which it is enacted. MURALIDHARA CHIKMAGALUR, State Secretary, AITUC, Karnataka State Committee

system. “I believe the future of the organised labour is bleak, unless they organise the unorganised, which constitute 92 per cent of the Indian workforce,” he says. According to Chikmagalur, labour laws are not archaic. He explains, “As a labour law practitioner, I have made the best use of the existing provisions to provide relief to workmen. This is an argument often employed by the managements to get these laws either scrapped or amended to their advantage.” “But there is scope for improvement to ensure speedy delivery of justice,” he adds.

TRANSFORMATION OF INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SECTOR Post independence, industrialisation in India was considered a prime factor that would not only reduce poverty by providing jobs, but also assist the growth of the economy. After a dip in the industrial production from an average of 6.1 per cent in the 1950s to 5.3 per cent in the 1960s to 4.2 per cent in the 1970s, the 1980s witnessed 6.6 per cent average industrial production. In addition, the Indian industrial sector underwent many significant changes due to the economic reforms of 1991, which removed import restrictions, brought in foreign competition, led to privatisation of certain public sector industries, liberalised FDI regime, improved infrastructure, etc. Today, with industrial activities accounting for around 20 per cent of the economy and with about 14 per cent of the total workforce engaged in manufacturing, it is evident that industries make a large contribution to the overall growth of the country.

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laws in Bangladesh and the benefits it had brought to the country’s textiles sector, Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu, who is also a member of the committee, working on amending the Act, led by Planning Commission Member Narendra Jadhav, was quoted as saying, “There is a need to draw this subject out of the closet and have a healthy debate on it.” The Factories Act defines factory as any premise where 10 or more workers are working or were working on any day of the preceding 12 months and the manufacturing process is being carried on with the aid of electricity. The definition also says a premise ‘where 20 or more workers are working, or were working on any day of the preceding 12 months, and in any part of which a manufacturing process is being carried on without the aid of power, or is ordinarily so carried on, but does not include a mine subject to the operation of the Mines Act, 1952 (35 of 1952), or a mobile unit belonging to the armed forces of the Union, a railway running shed or a hotel, restaurant or eating place.’ Narayanan explains, “The biggest drawback of the Factories Act, 1948 (the ‘Act’) is that it has continued to be an archaic legislation for more than five decades and has remained substantially unchanged despite extensive modernisation and innovation in the industrial sector. Most of the provisions of the Act are widely worded and leave scope for interpretation and ambiguities. Further, the powers given to the state governments to make state-specific rules under the Act create administrative difficulties.” Sharing similar insights, Chikmagalur says, “I feel the Factories Act is fairly comprehensive. However, some modifications may be required. The definition of ‘manufacturing process’, ‘factory’, etc. may be required to be redefined so as to include IT operations.”

penal provisions with higher fines. There should also be unambiguous provisions relating to overtime, work hours and holidays for workers. Chikmagalur, however, avers, “There is no need to rework the Factories Act. Some procedures can be simplified, some definitions can be made exhaustive, the management shall be mandated to file compliance affidavits, which should be verified by factory authorities and any deviation/infraction found should be dealt with fine/prosecution.”

BENEFITING THE LABOURERS The focus has to not only be on creating a law or an Act, but it has to be extended to ensuring its apt implementation. If not implemented appropriately, it can have a negative impact on the workers for whose benefit it was made. According to Narayanan, the most important element of any law is its implementation. If all the proposed amendments in the Act are implemented effectively and adequate penal provisions are made and implemented, the amended Act will definitely benefit the labourers in India.

The biggest drawback of the Factories Act, 1948 is that it has continued to be an archaic legislation for more than five decades and has remained substantially unchanged despite extensive modernisation and innovation in the industrial sector. Most of the provisions of the Act are widely worded and leave scope for interpretation and ambiguities. Further, the powers given to the state governments to make state-specific rules under the Act create administrative difficulties.

NEED FOR AMENDMENTS According to Narayanan, certain crucial requirements need to be made to the Act. At the outset, the definition of ‘factory’ should be streamlined to bring in more clarity. Also, adequate provisions must be made and workers should be trained in disaster management. In addition, the Act must prescribe minimum criteria for basic amenities to be provided to all workers and provisions must be made for frequent inspections of the factory site by inspectors, accountability of these inspectors and strict

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Chikmagalur says, “The factory should be a workplace and not a sweatshop. There cannot be any compromise on fair and decent working conditions, safety and hygiene. The Factories Act is a labouroriented legislation and any rewriting of the same cannot ignore the object of the law for which it is enacted.”

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NEW MINING POLICY

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GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES In order to emerge as a global leader, India needs to cash in on its mineral wealth. With an aim to facilitate India’s journey to become an Asian giant, a new mining policy has been put forward. India’s new mining policy, which proposes robust industrial growth and lays special emphasis on scientific mining & sustainable development, is aimed at helping the country stay ahead in the race. PURNA PARMAR hile developed countries are yet to recover from the setback they suffered during the economic meltdown, economies like India and China are rapidly climbing the path to recovery. The challenge that the Indian economy now faces is maintaining the tempo and leading the Asian charge. India is on the threshold of becoming an economic powerhouse and rapid urbanisation, infrastructure development and industrialisation in the country would

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require massive consumption of steel and other metals in the next 10-15 years. Effectively, the demand for ferrous and non-ferrous metal is set to grow rapidly to meet the market requirement. Therefore, the mining sector has to be nurtured and optimally exploited. Keeping this in mind, the new mining policy, proposed to become a law in Parliament, has factored in many issues plaguing industrial growth.

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Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Bill, will give a boost to this sector, as it will significantly reform the mining industry. Industrialisation is centred on its minerals, which have to be tapped using state-of-the-art technology. Market leaders in the metal manufacturing industry have already adopted cost-effective, innovative technology in their manufacturing process. The new policy that stresses on ‘zero waste mining’ will ensure that the industry has a balanced approach towards mining.


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“Sustainable development continues to present a big opportunity for business growth and profitability for mining firms. Apart from making special provisions for progressive and scientific mining as a solution for sustainable development, the new policy has also made provisions to prevent damage to the environment,” says RN Meshram, Chief Mineral Economist, Indian Bureau of Mines. Dr RN Patra, CMD, Indian Rare Earths, opines, “We must understand the importance of sustainable mining solutions. The new policy stresses on zero waste mining, which is a sign of progress. However, we must have the ability to realise the importance of precious resources like rare earths. Rare earths are used for all energy-efficient products and so, it is very critical to find good source of rare earths for future development of the country. China realised it long back, while in India we are still at a nascent stage. We must look at alternate source of resources for long-term sustainability.” Meshram adds, “The primary mission of the Indian Bureau of Mines is to promote systematic and scientific development of (both onshore and offshore) mineral resources in the country, through regulatory inspection of the mines, approval of mining plans and environment management plans to ensure minimal adverse impact on environment.” The legislation also proposes that the domestic as well as foreign mining companies operating in India will have to take into account the welfare of the local communities. A Group of Ministers headed by Hon’ble Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is currently brainstorming on whether the project affected people should be given 26 per cent equity in the mining companies or a share in the annual revenues of the companies concerned. The group will also have consultations with the Ministry of Environment and Forests about certain reservations over the Bill. Another important issue factored into the new mining policy is the introduction of tribunals to deal with illegal mining. “We aim to curtail illegal mining and empower people residing in and around mining areas. Both the central as well as state governments have agreed on tightening measures to curb illegal mining in the country,” adds Meshram. The issue of illegal mining has been a major concern for the Central Government.

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According to the Ministry of Mines, the State Government had detected 58,294 cases of illegal mining, involving an area of 8,267 hectare, in 2009. Therefore, it has been decided that satellite imagery sourced from state remote sensing organisations be carried out to detect illegal operations. The policy also emphasises on the need to consolidate smaller mines. According to the new policy, smaller mines and special minerals no longer need to submit a mining plan. In addition, lease procedures for land acquisition and other legal processes have also been simplified. Rajeev Phanse, Director, CRU Group, says, “India is a mineral rich country, but we are yet to realise its potential. We must plan in advance so that we can think of the future. To give this a perspective – there may come a time when India may need to import sand from Arabian countries. To avert this situation, we must be aggressive in acquiring mines in other parts of the world. We must also look forward to sites, which are easily approachable in terms of logistics. Once we concentrate on this, India can become a leader in this sector. The new mining policy will be the first step to help us achieve this as it favours acquisitions and entrepreneurship.”

national wealth and must remain with the country rather than being handed over to some private venture. Loss for mining companies Another cause of concern in the new policy is that if a company has completed the prospecting lease process, but has not been able to get the mining licence, then the groundwork to complete the entire process is not taken into consideration, which will cause a huge loss for the mining companies.

EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY Talking about the mining policy from the equipment manufacturing industry point of view, Rajesh Nath, MD, VDMA, says, “The new mining policy is not directly related to the equipment manufacturing industry. However, since equipment help reduce the cost of mining, which would then have an impact on the profits of the mining company, I feel that we will be able to see its effects only after it becomes an Act. If you have efficient equipment, you can better utilise the available natural resources. So indirectly, it will help generate profit for mining equipment manufacturing companies as well. Equipment can help mining companies increase their profit margins.”

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Although the new policy incorporates good initiatives like curbing illegal mining, it does not cover all the issues, which need to be critically analysed. These issues include: Granting of mining lease Auction: As per the new policy, the lease for large area prospecting will be done on a first-come-first-serve basis, while prospecting license or mining lease will be given on the basis of an auction. An auction may seem like one of the best ways to grant a mining lease. However, the system of first-come-first-serve is bound to create havoc. Equal opportunity for the public and private sectors: The mining lease also offers equal opportunity for the public and private sectors. In the existing Act, there is probation for reservation of mines for the public sector, but the revised policy places both the public as well as private sectors on the same level. While this factor is still being mulled over, industry experts feel that there should be special reservation for the public sector as metals and minerals are

The mineral & coal sector plays a crucial role in the Indian economy and is the main source of energy in India. Therefore, the country is making use of best practices, like adopting opencast mining technology, in order to recover maximum quantity of coal. Another trend observed in the Indian mining sector is that more and more companies are acquiring mining pits in Australia, South Africa and Canada to ensure a continuous supply of raw materials to meet the future demand. The use of IT to support Indian exploration and mining businesses is driving the demand for mining software. Just like the rest of the world, Indian mining has been tasked with becoming more efficient. A promising window of opportunities is knocking on India’s door. This has been manifested in the inflow of foreign funds in Indian equities that now stands at a stupendous $19.9 billion so far this year. India is an Asian power and a global player and industry players need to grab the opportunity so that they do not lose out in the race to stay ahead.

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UOTE OF THE MONTH Within the manufacturing sector, we need to pay special focus to the development of green technologies which will be one of the dominant themes over the next two decades, providing both challenges of adaptation and opportunities of growth for manufacturing sector. – Anand Sharma, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry

To meet the growing threat to the ecosystem of this planet and mounting evidence of climate change, while global actions and agreements are essential, each society must do all it can through innovation and initiatives at the local level.

India has to develop rapidly to ensure a reasonable and respectable level of existence for its citizens. Growth of the Indian economy will benefit other nations too through the instrument of international. However, we all have to ensure that is made progressively. Technology, research and environmental conscience thus hold the key.

– Dr RK Pachauri, Director General, TERI

In normal times, countries should maintain fiscal discipline and monetary & financial stability. At all times they should take into account the need to follow growth-promoting structural policies and have a decent regard for welfare of all segments of the society. – Prof Stanley Fischer,

– Dr Manmohan Singh,

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FDI Equity Inflows (Month-wise) During The Financial Year 2010-11: Financial Year 2010-11 (April-March ) April 2010 May 2010 June 2010 July 2010 August 2010 September 2010 October 2010 November 2010 2010-11 (up to Nov 10)# 2009-10 (up to Nov 09) %age growth over last year

Amount of FDI inflows* (In ` Cr) (In US$ mn) 9,697 2,179 10,135 2,213 6,429 1,380 8,359 1,785 6,196 1,330 9,754 2,118 6,185 1,392 7,328 1,628 64,083 14,025 93,096 19,326 (-) 31 %

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2010-11 % age to total (AprilInflows (In Nov) terms of US$) 11,885 21%

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OIL & GAS EXPLORATION IN INDIA: Unlocking Deepwater Potential .......................................62 INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING IN OIL & GAS: Smart Solutions For Complex Processes ......66 EFFECTIVE COMPLIANCE FRAMEWORK FOR O&G: Going By The Rules .................................74 O&G RISK MITIGATION MEASURES: Decoding The Top 10 Risks For Oil & Gas Industry ...........78 INTERVIEW

‘FAITH AND PATIENCE ARE ESSENTIAL EARLY IN THE LIFE OF A COALBED METHANE PROJECT’

B Akala, Director, Total CBM Solutions India and Former CMD, CCL & CMPDI ...........................90 CBM/CMM DEVELOPMENT: Energising India .............................................................................102

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UNLOCKING DEEPWATER POTENTIAL Till the mid 1990’s, there was a stress on the exploration & exploitation of oil. However, the growing need for energy and the widening gap between the demand and supply of oil & natural gas has necessitated the exploration of other avenues like carrying out exploration in the deepwaters and other unexplored sedimentary basins of India. eepwater exploration in India dates back to late 1969 and early 1970s as part of offshore seismic data acquisition by ONGC with the mapping of a few prospects in water depths of more than 400 m. The discovery of Mumbai High in the shallow waters, in the early 1970s, acted as a catalyst and paved the way for the acquisition of seismic data beyond shelf – slope break in the east and west coasts. India ranks 5th in the world in terms of energy demand and is poised to become an economic power house by the 21st century mostly by virtue of its fast pace in the oil & gas sector. Its emergence as a large oil consumer is a reminder of its shifting economic balance of power in the region. India is expected to retain this growth momentum in the years to come and in the development matrix of the Indian economy, oil & gas discoveries will assume a stellar role in developing the economy of the country.

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NEED FOR DEEPWATER EXPLORATION The widening gap between demand and supply has made the oil import dependency of the country rise from the present 70.5 per cent valued at US$ 8,079 million to a projected estimate of about 80 per cent by 2020. The volatility of oil prices has further caused severe strain on the planning processes. The declining trend of major discoveries in onland and shallow waters coupled with energy security concerns have been the driving factors for many countries to venture into deepwater exploration. It can therefore be surmised that an import-dependant country like India should be given priority to accelerate activities in the unexplored domains of hydrocarbons from deep sea basins. India was quick to adapt to these changing perceptions and 12 deepwater blocks were offered under the first round of New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP), which attracted global companies to explore the deep waters of India. Ever since, 81 deepwater blocks have been offered under eight rounds of NELP.

DEEPWATER RESOURCES & POTENTIAL Based on preliminary analysis, India’s deepwater resources are now estimated at 11 billion tonne of oil & oil equivalent gas (O+OEG); thus enhancing the total to 32 billion tonne of prognosticated resources in the country. On the basis of the recent seismic data acquisition by the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) and by the operating companies in the east coast, the prognosticated resources of deepwater off the east coast alone are upgraded to 4,000 MMT. This puts the country

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CASE STUDY Incentivise To Explore A decade of NELP rounds and consequent efforts in deepwater exploration has not yielded desirable results. Harping on the discovery of Krishna-Godavari Basin and forgetting the unsuccessful attempts in India’s west coast deepwaters, as also in the Andaman Sea will not help the country. This calls for introspection on: Deepwater exploration being cost-intensive and high-risk venture, the policies may have to be formulated as special dispensation (if required) in terms of longer exploration periods, tax holidays and other tax benefits, freedom to marketability of the products in the domestic market, expatriate consultants, particularly on the ships, rigs, etc., offer of larger areas and possible swapping of acreages, and more incentives to technologically advanced companies. Insufficient and lack of data (Andaman blocks) may not incentivise investors as it lacks demonstrable prospect potential evaluation Critical geological/ geophysical analysis of west coast data and seeking consultancy from experts, particularly for pre-basalt sedimentaries The ambiguity of block boundaries like in NEC area (operated by Santos) may have to be resolved prior to the offer of blocks, as this may send out the wrong signals Preparation of basin-wise regional dockets for all deepwater areas along with seismic data Making the data freely available to interested companies (like, in Australia) without much stress on data sale revenues Strict compliance of timelines for government approvals (the experience of Petrobras and Statoil).

on the deepwater oil & gas map of the world. Of the 32 billion tonne of O+OEG of prognosticated resources in India, deepwater basins alone account for 11 billion tonne of O+OEG; thus constituting a major percentage of 34.3 per cent. It is in this context that deep and ultra-deepwater exploration in India will assume greater significance in time to come. The deep and ultra-deepwaters are located in the east and west coasts and also in Andaman offshore region. Table 1 depicts the approximate areas of deepwater regime in different sedimentary basins of India and prognosed hydrocarbon resources (O+OEG).

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STATUS OF EXPLORATION In order to accelerate exploratory ventures in the country and to bridge the everwidening gap between demand and supply, the Government of India introduced NELP in 1997. In the first round of NELP itself, 12 deepwater blocks were offered for the first time. Table II depicts the blocks offered and

awarded by the Government of India in the eight rounds of NELP. Of the above listed blocks, seven are in the Kerala-Konkan basin, three in the Gujarat-Saurashtra basin and two are in the Mumbai offshore basin (of NELP-II, III, IV and V rounds). They have been relinquished after some unsuccessful exploration attempts. More than 0.152 million LKM of 2D seismic data acquisition, its processing and interpretation has been done in deepwater blocks offered under NELP rounds. DGH has carried out around 7,240 LKM of 2D seismic data API in the Andaman Sea, which would help evaluate the Andaman blocks put on offer under the recently announced NELP-IX bid round. 3D seismic data acquisition & processing and interpretation of more than 90,000 sq km have been carried out. More than 215 exploratory wells have been committed to be drilled during the exploration phase. Of these, more than 50 wells have been drilled besides the 45 development wells.

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STATUS OF DISCOVERED FIELDS

The prominent discoveries are in the deepwater blocks of east coast – Krishna-Godavari and Mahanadi basins. In Block KG-DWN-98/3 (also known as D-6 Block), which is operated by Reliance Industries (RIL) that has 90 per cent participating interest (PI) and NIKO, a Canadian E&P company, which has 10 per cent PI consortium, world-class gas discovery was made in 2002 in the sandstone reservoirs of Mio** Deepwater regions Pliocene age. Table I: Areas of deepwater exploration in India A net gas pay of about 140 m was encountered at 2,900 m depth in water development. Another significant discovery depth of around 642 mA. Totally, 18 wells is UD-1. were drilled, which have established an inIn the southern part of the block, which place gas of 21.36 TCF. The field is currently is estimated to have about 16 TCF of inunder development and the development place gas, discovery is yet to be appraised plan envisages a peak production of 80 and developed. Block NEC-OSN-97/2 MMm3/day with 50 wells and with a (also known as NEC-25) being operated by recoverable component of 11.30 TCF gas. RIL (90 per cent PI) and NIKO (10 per cent In addition, another oil discovery in the PI) has some parts of it under deepwater. same block (known as MA Discovery) is Eight discoveries have been already made estimated to have 160 MM barrels of oil inin the shallow part. However, the deeper place with associated gas of 0.989 TCF inpart is yet to be assessed. place. The field has been producing 30,000 CHALLENGES IN FUTURE BOPD and is envisaged to peak produce The deepwaters of India in the east coast 50,000 BOPD with 15 development wells and in Andaman Sea hold demonstrable flowing. In block KG-DWN-98/2, being potential. Besides this, the Bengal fan, which operated by ONGC (90 per cent) and spreads across India, Bangladesh and Cairn Energy (10 per cent PI), five significant Myanmar, is yet to be explored. discoveries were made in the PlioPresently, the total 3.14 MM sq km Pliestocene turbidite reservoirs. Prominent sedimentary area of India constitutes 4.07 among them are Annapurna, Kanakdurga per cent of the world’s sedimentary basins. and Padmavati finds. Initial gas in-place for This area covers up to 200 nautical miles of Annapurna Field is around 2 TCF, while EEZ limits on the western coast of India’s Kanakdurga and Padmavati are estimated to total sedimentary basinal area. On the east have between 40-80 MMBO each in place coast, EEZ extends to 100 nautical miles. oil. They are under appraisal for

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Deepwater Blocks Blocks Offered Blocks Awarded Total West Andaman West Andaman East Coast East Coast Coast Sea Coast Sea 12 12 7 8 8 8 6 3 9 6 3 6 4 2 12 5 3 2 2 2 2 6 2 2 2 20 3 1 24 20 1 3 15 1 19 2 10 1 5 18 24 1 1 6 50 40 24 114 43 28 10

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This can be extended through exploratory surveys under the UN Charter’s approval. With the EEZ limit extending to 350 nautical miles through exploratory surveys in the west and 100 nautical miles in the east, the total sedimentary area would constitute 5.37 per cent of the world’s sedimentary basin. Of the 26 sedimentary basins, only 15 have been explored and only 21 per cent of the sedimentary basinal area has been extensively explored. Around 30 per cent of the prognosticated hydrocarbon resources are established. Major parts of prognosticated resources are yet to be upgraded to the established/in-place category. The widening gap between the demand and supply of oil & natural gas warrant acceleration of exploratory efforts in the prospective and also unexplored sedimentary basins of India, as a challenging opportunity of exploration of gas hydrates exploration is waiting to be tapped. Prognosticated resources in the order 1894 TCM of gas are visualised in this new hydrocarbon exploration domain. Distinctly, the future exploratory trends would be in the domains of deepwater exploration and gas hydrates. The east coast basins and Andaman deepwaters could be potential targets. Innovative geological models have conclusively established oil & gas potential in the deep water basin of Krishna-Godavari, Mahanadi and in the onland basin of Rajasthan. This can be taken as a precursor to evolve models for our unexplored/ poorly explored basins. Alliances are required to be forged with technologically advanced exploration and production companies – particularly for deep water exploration.

Deepwater regime in sedimentary basins of India Location Basin Area (sq km)** Prognosed HC (approximately) Resources (O+OEG) MMT East Coast Bengal 72,000 500 Mahanadi 90,000 550 Krishna-Godavari 1,45,000 5,150 Palar-Pennar 1,10,000 260 Cauvery 94,500 540 West Coast Kutch-Saurashtra 50,000 280 Mumbai 1,12,500 3,060 Kerala-Konkan 5,80,000 660 Andaman Andaman Sea 96,000 300

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Dr VK Rao holds MSc and PhD in Geology and has more than four decades of experience in the Oil & Gas Upstream sector. He has served at ONGC, Directorate General of Hydrocarbons, Gas Authority of India, REL and currently is Sr Vice President & OSD (E&P/ Gas Business) at Reliance Natural Resources. He has served as Head for five rounds of NELP and CBM in Directorate General of Hydrocarbons under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India. E-mail: veluri.rao@relianceada.com


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Intelligent manufacturing leverages technology to drive and support a more predictive, collaborative and consistent way of working. Its implementation has improved crude oil refinery asset management by utilising manufacturing and operational intelligence. Oil majors are now investing in intelligent manufacturing to meet the various challenges of the industry and drive operational excellence. very refiner’s ultimate goal is to optimise the refining process and hence, maximise the yield of all the products in relation to the feedstock used. The gross refining margins (GRM) of higher complexity refineries are higher since the relative yield of light and middle distillates from low-cost, heavier and sourer crude is greater. GRM is the total value of the finished products minus the cost of crude and other feedstock used. The crude that is landed at refinery sites is often a mix of various crudes and the optimum crude blending option has to be evaluated before processing. The ultimate aim of any refinery is to process the crude in such a way that the dollar value per barrel can be maximised. This is a complex processing challenge.

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A combination of technologies is used to ensure end-product quality, increase fuel efficiency and minimise the load on the environment. Refineries use various disparate information system modules, ranging from crude mix selection to operations and maintenance, to manage and optimise various areas of their operations. The industry is confronted with certain critical challenges, which it has to address in the current volatile environment. These include: Overcapacity, especially in the developed mature markets. Overcapacity leads to narrow margins, which put pressure on operations to produce more efficiently. Old assets, which are less reliable and require higher maintenance costs. Fundamental conflicts between business drivers, which are: - Conflict 1: Planning and economics

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aging workforce where the average age The available data is in an overwhelming comfortable with new geographies, but also is 50. Most of the industry is ready to amount and is raw, unfiltered and found of making sound technology investments, retire. While IT has empowered the in different formats. Converting this data which can be reused across geographies industry to address these challenges, the into useful & contextual information is through tools and solutions that meet the increasing IT dependence has also difficult. Therefore, contextual growing need for reliable and efficient data generated mountains of data at an information is often not available. management. increased rate, which, if not managed Intelligent manufacturing seeks to overcome There is a growing appreciation within properly, can create bottlenecks in the these obstacles and create: the oil & gas ecosystem for improved Information on demand decision making process. integration and interoperability of the Technology needs: Oil & gas companies Prediction on demand, using models diverse information stores, which are critical need to focus on medium to long-term that can run from cleansed data in real/ for better collaboration and information growth and continue to make near real time sharing leading to improved productivity Truly integrated and consistent work investments in human capital & and decision making. processes technology as well, calling for sound INTELLIGENT Intelligent manufacturing overcomes these management decisions, cost control and MANUFACTURING obstacles via new approaches and risk management. This calls for the Oil majors have started looking at intelligent technologies to create: creation of industry-specific solutions in Data management services for manufacturing as an investment into the people and training as well as in operations based on industry standards. future to meet the various challenges of the technologies like digital oil fields, Asset data models to create master data industry. Due to the fluctuating crude prices, engineering portals and partnerships reference systems for all assets in the the refining industry has been hit hard and with technology majors. Data management: The oil & gas plants the fundamentals have now been greatly Business services using a range of new industry throws up over 23 MB of data altered. This has resulted in renewed focus visualisation and web technologies every second, making the task of storage, of refineries on operational aspects and the Advanced calculation engines for retrieval and analysis a challenge. In need to enhance the bottom line by using real-time performance addition, with the complex regulatory improved operational efficiencies. Enterprise service busses for application and reporting requirements of the Downstream refineries are under great integration industry and the growth of investor & pressure to achieve greater efficiencies over Modularity and ‘productisation of stakeholder requirements, data and above what has already been achieved services’ to support cost-effective management itself has become a prime and intelligent manufacturing aims at implementation and roll out. concern. The advent of International leveraging the existing infrastructure and Financial Reporting Standards and the improving the planning, operation and SCOPE OF INTELLIGENT Sarbanes-Oxley Act for US registrants maintenance of these refineries. Intelligent MANUFACTURING has added to the challenges. Data & manufacturing leverages technology to Intelligent manufacturing solution is knowledge management have to drive and support a more predictive, segregated at: become more intelligent and efficient to collaborative and consistent way of working. Operational level: The process at the meet industry demands. It enables a predictive and responsive mode Geographical spread: The exploration refinery plant and enterprise level has to of operation across multiple manufacturing & production sector is expanding to be monitored. The maintenance areas that taken together can drive areas outside the mature base of the systems should move from a planned, operational excellence. Middle East, Canada, the US, Europe & reactive maintenance system to a In the current situation: the UK, and is competing for predictive or reliability-based resources & end markets. Intelligent manufacturing is an ‘intelligent’ tool since it system by leveraging on Geographies such as Russia, manufacturing and operational uses already existing technology to improve operational intelligence. This, in turn, will Kazakhstan, Africa and Latin America have become the performance. Intelligent manufacturing is a concept of reduce the refinery downtime new focus of the industry, and optimise asset utilisation adding capabilities using the existing infrastructure. leading to higher project along with reducing health, complexity. Managing global safety & environmental Multiple applications (including simulation operations, with local resources, across incidences. Strategic level – enterprise view of tools, data historians, distributed control joint ventures, partnerships and product information: Intelligent manufacturing systems, unit optimisers, planning & lines calls for one management & one aims at replacing the data silos that exist scheduling systems, maintenance leadership. As geographical borders are within individual refineries with a systems, etc.) exist to help operations. merged in the business, larger Applications are often not integrated, networked data warehouse system at corporations need nimble and flexible even within the work processes. the enterprise level thus increasing the partners. Applications come from multiple ability of the enterprise to react to Thus, the industry faces the pressure of vendors and have different and often unanticipated events by developing not only addressing the need for hiring and proprietary data structures. enterprise intelligence. training a workforce that is familiar and

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a programme of continuous improvement and optimisation.

Intelligent manufacturing offers: Financial benefits

Improved maintenance Increase in gross refinery output Oil & gas companies are asset-intensive (revenue increase) and improved industries and in the current economic gross refining margins (profits) environment, optimising asset utilisation Decreased maintenance expense is crucial. The companies look at Increased return on asset and investment in maintenance as an important area, but not as a potential capital deployed competitive advantage. Companies, Operational benefits which understand that maintenance Increased uptime of assets management can be a potential area of Decreased incidence of health safety significant dollar savings and provide and environmental issues them with a competitive advantage in Better Solomon report results the industry, have rationalised both labour and non-labour resources. This has enabled such technology leaders to improve their maintenance management before the individual machinery parameter and schedule and thereby improve or machinery system parameters reach operations. critical levels. The analytics system can The maintenance management activities leverage on the plant historical data to of any company consist of a mix of create and trigger exceptions, thus reducing breakdown maintenance, preventive false alarms and virtually eliminating maintenance, routine inspection and breakdowns. Based on the criticality of condition monitoring. Breakdown in any exceptions, a planned maintenance schedule process industry is very expensive since it can be designed or operational parameters may result in plant-wide shut down and the can be tweaked. downtime is not limited to the time required The challenge with condition monitoring for maintenance activities. The time is having the technical ability to decipher required to restart the plant could be what the measured parameters indicate significant and it can take time for the plant about the health of the equipment. The to reach a fully operational status. The true value of CBM can only be unleashed if economic repercussions of such an event data collected on a real-time basis from are significant. In addition, the negative machinery and equipment can be converted fallout related to health & safety and the into actionable exceptions. For example, all environment issues associated with cases of equipment give some sort of warning signs breakdown can have far-reaching before failure. An efficient CBM system consequences for the enterprise. Thus, the would be able to flag such an exception and role of the existing maintenance preventive action can be initiated to avert management programmes should be to possible failure. reduce/eliminate incidences of breakdown. Process unit monitoring The operational parameters of Monitoring the process units is a critical area machinery and equipment in the refineries for refineries and there are solutions specific are being continuously monitored and a to the industry that provide the process huge amount of data is available in the data view at the refinery and need system distributed control system (DCS) or other integration to make this visible at the control systems. These data sources are enterprise level. typically utilised by individual refineries, in The system should also have a case of an eventuality or breakdown, to knowledge repository, which ensures that assess the cause of damage. This data can the responses to process and operational be utilised by organisations to achieve a exceptions are documented. Thus predictive maintenance management enterprise intelligence ensures that the system. Condition-based maintenance human action plans are optimal and the (CBM) should include continuous learning from the refinery operations are monitoring of parameters like vibration, documented and codified into organisational temperature across process machinery and learning. The continuous monitoring of plant systems. An analytics system can be plant and machinery allows operators to used on this data to raise exceptions well have a historical perspective, which enables

INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING AT THE STRATEGIC LEVEL The visibility of data at various levels within organisations is also a key issue that organisations grapple with on a daily basis. At the macro level, the aging workforce results in operational issues including availability of top troubleshooting and operational talent at the field level. The solution to this problem, which is being increasingly adopted by forward looking organisations, is to replicate the machinery and equipment monitoring capabilities that exist at the plant level and make this data available at the enterprise level. Most refineries in their existing operations measure and store the data but the value of the intelligent manufacturing system is that it contextualises the data generated. Existing refineries may have standalone visualisation tools to monitor KPIs. However, the data view is limited to one site. A system, which provides single window view of multiple sites, would be of great value. In such a case, a centralised team in the organisation can monitor various plants and refineries across the organisation, providing improved detection of potential issues. Centralisation of these activities results in improved planning and reduces misalignment with operations ultimately improving refinery uptime as well as the gross refining output. Coordination of operations across the organisation can help develop a holistic picture and planning and scheduling of refinery downtime can be optimised taking into consideration the enterprise and market economic scenario. Thus, the operational stability of individual plants can be planned to ensure that the overall economic objective of the enterprise is served. The enterprise view of refinery level data increases the knowledge and learning of the organisation. For example, the

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operational issue with a particular make of centrifugal compressor under certain running conditions that is faced in one refinery becomes organisational learning. This knowledge can be utilised to prevent the issue in other refineries, which would result in a standard process of dealing with the same equipment across sites. There could be multiple business points of view deployed at multiple sites and the sites do not have to wait for real time experts to arrive for maintenance. This increases uptime by moving towards a predictive and reliabilitybased operation which also includes CO2 and energy savings. Role-based visibility across the board increases the availability and utilisation of data.

INDUSTRY TRENDS Various large oil & gas firms have invested in intelligent manufacturing to improve their performance and many of these initiatives are in the various stages of adoption and implementation. Firms with brownfield assets, have to compete with newer companies having state-of-the-art greenfield assets. In order to keep up in such a competitive space, firms increasingly want to invest in any technology, which can increase the margins. The potential role of intelligent manufacturing is to reduce operational cost in terms of reduced consumables, input material consumption and/or reduce down time. Compliance requirements are also a driver for intelligent manufacturing initiatives. However, this is more from the point of industry-specific norms, which have a bearing on how the operational parameters are monitored and reported. These initiatives around intelligent manufacturing are long-term strategies for various companies and are being carried out in multiple waves of adoption.

VALUE PROPOSITION Intelligent manufacturing is an ‘intelligent’ tool since it uses already existing technology to improve operational performance. Intelligent manufacturing is a concept of adding capabilities using the existing infrastructure. This involves using the existing operational landscape to the optimum and increasing monitoring & predictive analytical capabilities. Primary goals of intelligent manufacturing and their value proposition

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Intelligent manufacturing aims at migrating enterprises towards developing a consistent and real-time refinery infrastructure view. This would enable holistic management of refining infrastructure and provide standardisation of critical applications and processes across the organisation. The ultimate goal is to make equipment self-diagnostic and move from a planned maintenance system to a predictive or reliability-based system. - Potential degradation or failure can be detected - The useful life of a component can be maximised by leaving the equipment in service, if it meets the desired performance standards - Savings on the potential health safety and environment consequences Reduce the refinery downtime and optimise asset utilisation - Process unit monitoring and information visibility across the enterprise allows for optimisation of unit operations. Improve the information flow across the enterprise using a role-based view. - Facilitate collaboration across the enterprise and leverage existing talent regardless of their physical location. For example, an expert in one part of the world can remotely have access to operational conditional data of machinery and equipment in a remote refinery and perform remote diagnostics. Increase in margin is the ultimate goal of intelligent manufacturing and by increasing availability of the plant, one can see greater top-line benefits. By reducing intake of the plant, there is a growth in bottom line. Thus, the business case for intelligent manufacturing comes from the quantitative savings that can be achieved on a per barrel basis in the refineries. There are qualitative improvements in areas like health safety and environment.

INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING SOLUTION The enterprise efforts across intelligent manufacturing can be divided into three main functional areas: Process control and monitoring systems: The availability of monitoring systems and instrumentation in the refinery to provide the data required for

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operational process monitoring Equipment predictive analytics systems: The availability of systems, which can interpret the operational process data of refineries to effectively predict and prevent equipment failure Enterprise key performance indicators (KPI) view: This refers to the systems, which provides a role-based contextual view of the data generated by the operational instrumentation at an enterprise-wide level. All refineries and enterprises can be evaluated on the maturity framework defined. The refineries should aspire to move from low maturity to high maturity by adopting intelligent manufacturing systems.

CHALLENGES OF TYPICAL REFINERY Most refineries today have medium level of maturity across the functional areas. The challenges with the existing systems are the low levels of coordination across the various business value chain participants. The various standalone applications do not communicate with each other and there is independent project development and hence, underutilisation of available infrastructure and systems. Consequently, the value chain is not optimised since the evaluation of operational conditions is not happening on a real-time basis. The support structure for contingencies is not available on a real-time basis due to the limited visibility of the refining operational performance measures. The lack of business perspective at the operational level and vice-versa results in slow response to market changes and operational incidents. Given the high volume of data, data management becomes a challenge. A holistic view of assets is not available and there is very limited collaboration across multiple assets of the same enterprise. This results in a lack of knowledge capturing and sharing among various assets.

OVERALL INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING VISION Intelligent manufacturing aims at migrating enterprises towards developing a consistent and real-time refinery infrastructure view. This would enable holistic management of refining infrastructure and provide standardisation of critical applications and processes across the organisation. Courtesy: Wipro Technologies


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The oil & gas industry is witnessing continued price volatility, significant technology advancements, regulatory changes, merger & acquisitions, technology challenges and shortage of skills. In addition, new markets and exploration areas are also opening up to add to the risks and issues of the energy companies. To address these risks, organisations need an effective compliance framework. An effective compliance framework can improve the transparency around compliances, its contribution to value and the management of risk.


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ne of the principles of modern business is that risk and rewards go hand in hand ie. there is always a positive correlation between the risks assumed and rewards available in the form of profits; higher the stakes, higher are the rewards. Perhaps, this business maxim is best amplified in the oil & gas industry, which is characterised by high risks involved right from its inception ie. prospection phase moving on to the production phase (known as upstream operations) and concluding with the ultimate distribution to end consumers (known as downstream operations). The profit-generating capacity of the oil & gas sector is tremendous as is evidenced by the booming oil exporting countries and exponential growth in bottomline of oil & gas companies. The risk that upstream companies are expected to be prepared for is a sub-surface one. Exposure due to unsuccessful exploration is high. However, the hydrocarbon industry, including the downstream segment, is fraught with additional risks as well. The hazardous nature of commodity and operations, if not effectively handled, may lead to disasters like, for instance, the explosion on Piper Alpha platform off the coast of Aberdeen in 1982 which led to loss of 167 lives, fire in Texas refinery, major oil spill caused deepwater drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico or the recent explosion in oil depots in Jaipur which resulted in fatalities, financial losses & major environmental implications. Additionally, the industry also has, as other businesses do, the potential of exposure to risks of non-compliance. But in this case, the exposure is rather significant in value as the businesses are of very large size owing to the rising crude & oil prices. The nature of the industry calls for effective compliances ie. compliance not only at the operational level for safeguarding the lives of the personnel, but also at the regulatory, fiscal, contractual, etc. level for ensuring effective management of risks among various stakeholders. For ensuring effective compliance, a strong, comprehensive legislative framework is a prerequisite.

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scrutiny on compliances. There has been a local and global pendulum swing towards a focus on risk management and compliance. In many cases, this has resulted in organisations becoming more conservative and risk averse at the expense of managing the costs of compliance for their organisation. An increased focus on compliances and compliance function can improve the transparency around compliances, its contribution to value and the management of risk. In today’s evolving regulatory environment, local and global compliance management has become an increasingly complex and risky area. Operating in numerous countries requires coordination of subsidiaries with diverse accounting practices, legislative environments and local business customs. Multinational groups often struggle to oversee local compliances and local statutory filings. Companies are looking for increased control, oversight and visibility over compliances. However, ensuring effective management at a minimum cost is not easy. The costs and risks of addressing these issues with in-house resources are often prohibitive. As groups increasingly centralise their finance and accounting functions, the risks of compliance failure also grow. Companies typically struggle to fund internal investment necessary to ensure the ongoing integrity of compliance processes and to realise the performance improvement potential that centralisation brings.

MAINTAINING LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK In the Indian context, the Central Government holds the reins of developing and maintaining a legislative framework for the oil & gas industry. The Central Government has been authorised to regulate and develop oilfields & mineral oil resources vide Article 146 read with Entry No. 53 of List I of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution. Under the aegis of the aforesaid provisions, the Central Government has enacted a host of legislations covering a broad spectrum of the oil & gas industry. Some of these legislations are: Environment legislations viz. Environment Protection Act, Water Prevention and Control of Pollution Act, Wildlife Protection Act, etc. Fiscal legislations covering direct and

indirect taxes Oil & gas industry specific legislations viz. Oil Industry Development Act, Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board Act, Mining Act, Oil Mines Regulations, Petroleum and Natural Gas Rules, etc. Recent exponential growth in activities of Indian oil & gas companies, rapid expansion of operations beyond India, increasing participation from foreign & private companies, increase in globalisation, rise in prices and the application of new technologies has led to major changes in the oil & gas sector in India. Also, during the last few years, there has been a transformation in the approach by the regulators implementing more rigorous fiscal, environmental and corporate governance regimes for petroleum operations. In India, SEBI has made the requirement through listing agreement for companies. This includes: The Board shall periodically review compliance reports of all laws applicable to the company, prepared by the company as well as steps taken by the company to rectify instances of non-compliances.

EFFECTIVE COMPLIANCE FRAMEWORK Developing effective compliance framework requires: Analysis of all laws applicable to the company Analysis of compliance requirements under each of the laws Analysis of the process instituted for meeting the compliance requirements Analysis of the content/periodicity of the information that will flow to the Board of Directors Analysis of the system of addressing non-compliances. During the process of developing effective compliance framework, organisations face the following challenges: Ensuring applicability of all laws Monitoring and updating continuous changes in law & regulations Managing the process of decentralised compliance, especially in case of large oil & gas organisations, which have operations not only throughout the countries but in multiple countries outside India. An effective compliance function consists of a strategic plan consisting of a number of

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enablers. The results of the plan, together with the enablers, are the various deliverables that are the outputs required for successful management of the compliances. To achieve the right balance, the compliance function needs to understand and focus on the enablers as well as the deliverables. The enablers are the tools, methodologies and skills required for the successful implementation of a plan. Some of the key enablers are: Structure of the compliance function: This involves analysis of business transactions at each location, division, segment, product & service, etc. This also includes laying down a reporting structure from the operations level up to the CEO. People: Establishing effective teams which, together with other internal/ external resources, have the right mix of skills & experience. Leadership: Ensuring that compliance function is aligned with corporate objectives and has an appropriate profile in the organisation. Controls and risk management: Integrating risk management processes and controls around the compliance function’s deliverables. Process: Optimising processes to improve efficiency and accuracy. Data management: Ensuring both quality data is available and proper data management is in place. Technology: Investing in effective systems to enable streamlining and automation of processes. Communication: Impactful communications to manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders. The deliverables represent the outputs of the compliance function that must be accomplished each year, quarter, month and week for the compliance function to meet its objectives. There are three key deliverables in effective compliance function: Testing compliance: This involves developing a checklist of compliances through interview process and review of documents. Highlighting gaps: This involves a review of instances of non-compliance and analysing them for ABC analysis and its implications. Further review mechanisms should be strengthened to ensure that non-compliances are not repeated.

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Remedial action and monitoring: This involves continuous updation of employees, strengthening of compliance reporting format/certification, institutionalising of the IT-enabled system and continuous monitoring of the same.

DIRECT & INDIRECT TAXES Among other legislation, the legislation which has generated significant attention of the oil & gas companies is the management of direct and indirect taxes. Not only has there been increasing complexity in managing the cost of taxes, both locally and cross-border, but there have also been significant challenges for reporting and compliance. Corporate taxation is an important component of doing business in India and its importance cannot be adequately emphasised. The Income Tax Act, 1961, (‘the Act’) has gradually reduced corporate tax rates over a decade of liberalisation of the Indian economy. The emphasis is now shifting towards enforcing compliance and expanding the tax base through egovernance and similar means. Taxation is also used as a tool to promote investments in identified industry sectors, thereby charting a path towards planned economic growth. While in the recent years, the emphasis of the Act is shifting progressively to voluntary compliance of tax laws, there is still a mechanism in place, which acts as a strong deterrent against tax evaders. The modes built in the fiscal legislation for encouraging tax compliance are charge of interest, imposition of penalty and launching of prosecution against non-compliance. While the charging of interest is compensatory, the imposition of penalty and institution of prosecution proceedings act as strong deterrents against noncompliance. Listed below are a few instances, which may invite levy of penalty: When an assessee is in default or deemed to be in default in payment of tax deducted at source, advance tax and self-assessment tax Concealment of particulars of income or furnishing inaccurate particulars of income Failure to maintain books of accounts or get the accounts audited as prescribed under the Act Penalty on failure to deduct taxes at source Failure to file return of income within the prescribed time limits Failure to comply with the provisions

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relating to application for and allotment of Permanent Account Number or tax deduction account number, etc.

OBJECTIVES OF DIFFERENT TAX FUNCTIONS The tax function’s objectives should themselves be driven by what is happening in the organisation and the wider business and regulatory environment. While the objectives of different tax functions will vary in the detail, the effectiveness of the tax function is fundamentally based on its ability to achieve three core objectives: Create, protect and optimise value in the context of the organisation’s business objectives Manage a wide range of tax-related risks from carrying on business Ensure compliance with tax laws and reporting requirements. Tax planning and advisory activities should be focussed on optimising tax outcomes and managing risk, both in respect of strategic transactions and day to day operations. Compliance and reporting activities tend to be process-driven activities that are focussed on both risk management and external communication of tax outcomes. It is critical for the effectiveness of the tax function that an appropriate balance is reached between the achievements of the three core objectives set out above. In a similar manner, an effective compliance function for every legislation is imperative for the functioning of the organisation.

NEED TO ADAPT TO CHANGES Practically, each and every aspect of the oil & gas activity is covered under one form of legislation or the other. Complying with applicable legislations in letter as well as in spirit may avoid potential exposure to risks. Therefore, it is only in the interests of the oil & gas players that robust compliance function to ensure zero tolerance, while complying with various fiscal, environment and safety regulations is maintained. Further, compliance is a continuous process where every organisation needs to adapt to changes in the legislations, interpretations, etc. and its effectiveness must consistently be reconfirmed. Deepak Mahurkar, Associate Director (Oil & Gas Practice) and Manish Baghla, Senior Manager, PwC India


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DECODING THE TOP 10 RISKS FOR OIL & GAS INDUSTRY Oil & gas industry has been at the centrestage of all discussions globally, as this industry has the might to change the fortunes of a nation’s economy. With BP oil spills as one of the biggest disasters of the year, the oil & gas industry has been trying to stay afloat from the after effects of the Great Depression. Here’s decoding the top 10 risks for oil & gas industry to avoid any delay in chasing the growth prospects…

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he oil & gas industry is still recovering from the greatest global economic shock in more than 75 years. While a mood of cautious optimism has emerged, economic uncertainty remains. Like the aftershocks following a major earthquake, financial jolts and market worries will continue to impact a global economy recovering from the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Oil & gas companies have not been impervious to the existing economic climate, nearly all of which are long-term in nature. However, their relative importance will fluctuate each year based on the current economic and market conditions. In fact, the challenges to the industry are largely still in place. ‘Uncertain energy policy’ is at the top of the risk radar this year, not surprisingly, given that regulatory uncertainty has been top-of-mind for many oil and gas companies during 2010. The Gulf of Mexico spill has exacerbated this sentiment.

energy policy of the country in which operations take place. This may include making use of policy advisors on the ground, even for smaller companies. Create broad-based initiatives for compliance, including new reporting structures to implement compliance and other proactive measures to meet anticipated regulatory changes. The relocation of sourcing or manufacturing operations to countries or regions that offer lower compliance costs is an option to consider.

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The general view is that this risk, which ranked second last year, has increased. Uncertainties in the direction of energy policy have been prolonged, partly by the vague outcome of the Copenhagen climate conference in December 2009 and partly by the inability of the US to adopt a clear energy policy. The Gulf of Mexico spill has only further complicated policy decisions across the globe. Uncertain energy policy hinders the operators’ ability to plan, invest and respond to supply and demand changes. Consequently, it can increase the likelihood of future supply & demand crises by delaying investment. Broadly speaking, the absence of clarity around regulatory and legislative changes will undoubtedly impact the industry in the future and create an uncertain framework for long-term investments. Steps companies can take to respond to this risk: Adopt an organised approach to educate and lobby political leaders and the general public about the need for a coherent and consistent energy policy. This is a long-term goal to which companies should commit sufficient resources. Understand and anticipate the national

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As in 2009, ensuring sufficient access to oil & gas reserves at a reasonable cost will remain a significant challenge. The location of many of these reserves in difficult environments, such as the Canadian oil sands, the Arctic or deep water, where the exploration and production (E&P) costs are high will increase the risk of making new investments. Perhaps, more importantly, oil & gas companies will face a number of political factors that might limit or even prevent access to these reserves. In developing countries, political unrest or the nationalisation of resources might lead to disruptions in supply. At the same time, competition for reserves will probably increase between integrated oil companies (IOCs) and national oil companies (NOCs). In some cases, IOCs will face significant risks from NOCs that have the backing of sovereign funds, local government support and a greater proximity to emerging markets in Asia. Steps companies can take to respond to this risk: Invest time and resources in fully understanding the risk environment in which operations are conducted; no

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Have a thorough understanding of the local fiscal regimes, including tax laws in the country where operations take place. In emerging markets, the way things are done in practice can differ greatly from the published tax laws. Working with a local advisor can help in overcoming this challenge.

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two operational environments are the same. To completely grasp the political climate on the ground, a company may consider a local partner to take advantage of the existing opportunities. Improve access to reserves by increasing joint ventures globally and reevaluating the viability of current operations. Companies can also strengthen alliances and partnerships with NOCs to help mitigate the risk of losing access to key reserves in the event of increased prices or political disturbances. Know the alternatives. Although oil will remain strategically important for some time, companies should already be looking to the future. Gas is likely to become a more significant commodity, as it is a cheaper alternative than renewables. The current major problem with gas – its location and complex transportation – is likely to be resolved as technology improves and new infrastructure is built.

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Cost containment moved up one spot on the list this year, from fourth to third. Controlling costs will help improve cash flow, and in the current economic environment, this has become a key strategy for many companies in order to sustain profitability. Regardless of the strategy, cost containment measures always carry a degree of risk related to return on investment (ROI), as well as possible disruptions to operations, revenue streams, customer relationships and vendor agreements. In 2009, many companies focussed on cost controls to preserve margins during the downturn; as the economy improves, companies should look to sustain those cost cuts. Going forward as the economy recovers, companies will need to plan for increased risks as a result of project cost inflation. Moving forward, both operational and production costs will be on the rise, especially given potential new mandates around safety and the environment. Steps companies can take to respond to this risk: Tightening operational costs can help to manage this risk. This may involve streamlining processes, making more effective use of shared services, including IT services, improving business processes and trying to reduce costs all the way


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CASE STUDY Uncertain energy policy: The implications of the Gulf of Mexico spill on offshore drilling The recent spill in the Gulf of Mexico has implications on the offshore E&P industry that go well beyond the region, and the cleanup and liability debates seem likely to run for some time. Offshore oil & gas resources are an important part of the energy mix and seem unlikely to be ignored or banned in the long term. In addition to the existing offshore fields, there are significant new reserves in deepwater and in frontier waters off Brazil, Africa, Southeast Asia and Oceania, as well as the Arctic and Antarctica. However, the industry’s ability to operate in a number of existing and new areas is likely to be under threat until confidence in those operations is fully restored. The root causes of the Deepwater Horizon incident needs to be fully understood and appropriate measures need to be put in place to reduce the chances of a recurrence. The industry needs to convince regulators & stakeholders that the lesson has been learnt in terms of incident response and that any future event could be resolved quickly, safely and with minimal leakage. For this to happen, the following areas need to be addressed: 1. Risk assessment of current offshore operations All offshore operators should complete a full technical assessment of their current offshore facilities. This will include looking at all critical equipment in terms of type, age, service history and other factors. In addition, an assessment of the ongoing operational procedures with regard to regular testing and maintenance of this critical equipment should be undertaken. This assessment should also include evaluating potential upgrades or additional equipment that could be deployed to reduce the risks in this area, even if such upgrades or equipment are not necessarily required by regulation. Finally, a review of the contractual relationships that exist between partners and contractors should be undertaken to ensure that they support the highest levels of safe operation. 2. Risk assessment of future offshore operations When organisations consider entering into new offshore ventures, a number of areas in the investment process seem likely to come under increased scrutiny. These include: • Technologically groundbreaking projects need to address how to deal with a catastrophic failure and whether clear action plans and the supporting technological capabilities are in place. • There will be an increased focus on partner and contractor expertise for the types of projects that are undertaken. • Partner & contractor financial strength, and their ability to fund cleanup and liability costs in a worst-case scenario, will be scrutinised. • The area being explored will need to be considered in terms of its proximity to major population centers or areas of commercial or environmental importance. 3. Incident response It is clear that this incident will offer significant lessons, which will further the understanding of how best to prevent a blow-out, and in the event of a catastrophic failure, how to stop a deepwater leak and manage the cleanup. But it is also clear that the incident response techniques and technologies have not kept up as companies have expanded into deepwater exploration, drilling and production. The lessons learnt should be shared across the industry and collaborative efforts such as those undertaken by ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, ConocoPhillips and Chevron in the formation of the non-profit Marine Well Containment Co. should be applauded and encouraged. The plans for the development of a containment cap, specially designed subsea manifolds, and flexible riser pipes to link a damaged well to the water surface are clearly responsive to the need to have measures in place to address this type of incident in the future. Having available ships capable of capturing & storing oil and dedicated crews to ensure regular maintenance, inspection and readiness of equipment are also key measures in addressing the industry’s ability to respond to another event of this nature. However, existing collaboration and support may need to go a step further by engaging regulators and other stakeholders in the process, thus providing them further reassurance that while deepwater E&P does in fact contain inherent risks, these risks are manageable.

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through the supply chain. Ensuring that the management of costreduction programmes has accountability and bottom-up reporting. A company must be able to communicate the strategy and the execution plan. Companies are advised to align all cost reduction initiatives with an execution strategy and adhere to it. Those companies that have already implemented cost reduction initiatives should be continually reviewing the success of these initiatives. Increasing the focus on rigorous working capital management to raise liquidity levels, introducing new technology to enhance operational efficiencies and outsourcing non-revenue-generating services, such as accounting and payroll management, are cost control measures that should be evaluated.

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This risk moved up one spot this year, from fifth to fourth. Due to the current economy, many developing countries now face a sharp decline in income from their sovereign investments and tax regimes. As a result, oil & gas companies will continue to be targeted with increased tax rates and other fiscal measures. IOCs might have to renegotiate their joint ventures with NOCs, agreeing to new models that favour the local country. The risk of worsening fiscal and tax terms for the industry can also be found in developed countries. Influenced by both economic and political factors, governments are considering or implementing higher taxes, lower incentives for exploration, new royalty fees and other measures. Steps companies can take to respond to this risk: Have a thorough understanding of the local fiscal regimes, including tax laws in the country where operations take place. In emerging markets, the way things are done in practice can differ greatly from the published tax laws. Working with a local advisor can help in overcoming this challenge. Strike the right balance between managing worsening fiscal terms and investing in new development opportunities, including scenario planning for fiscal risks against varying economic conditions. Strengthen the tax supply chain

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Oil prices have become more, rather than less, volatile in recent years and there is no sign that this will change, despite proposed action by various regulatory authorities to curb speculative trading in oil futures.

management through a global approach that can include transfer pricing, business restructuring, partnering to gain foreign tax credits and other initiatives. Having a good working relationship with local regulators and governments can be very helpful when terms begin to change. Also, having international arbitration clauses in agreements can be useful.

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Climate and environmental concerns moved up from the seventh to the fifth place. Although the debate continues over climate change and the impact of carbon emissions on global warming, governments have already taken regulatory steps that directly affect the oil & gas industry. In the European Union (EU), a number of environmental goals and standards have been introduced, including a drive to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at least 20 per cent by 2020. The EU has also implemented measures, such as the Emission Trading Scheme, to encourage the use of renewables over fossil-based power generation. China has implemented a number of environmental regulations designed to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase the use of nuclear and renewable energy. Although many of these regulations are directed towards coal rather than oil and gas emissions, the sheer size of China and its growing importance as a global player will affect the climate debate for almost every industry beyond 2010. In the US, the additional legislation that would affect oil & gas companies is under consideration, including measures that would increase safety and environmental compliance requirements, as well as civil penalties and fines that would be levied for violations of various environmental laws. Companies will have to continue to monitor legislation to follow these and other proposed changes as they develop. For oil & gas companies, environmental

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issues have not only created additional regulations, but also difficulties in predicting how these regulations will be implemented over time. Government regulatory policies are based on a number of competing goals, such as energy security, affordability and response to demand. For example, a sudden decline in the global economy might discourage additional regulations or prompt governments to extend compliance deadlines. Apart from governmental scrutiny, companies are facing increasing pressure from shareholders to disclose risks related to environmental concerns. Following the spill in the Gulf of Mexico, some investors are looking for full disclosure of the risks associated with offshore drilling operations and the potential environmental impact, as well as the prevention, response and governance measures companies have in place to address those risks. Looking ahead, the climate debate will continue to complicate the strategic decision making of oil & gas companies across the industry. Steps companies can take to respond to this risk: Integrate climate and environmental concerns with the core business model rather than treating it as a separate issue. Climate and environmental concerns have become a core business risk and must be managed in a routine manner. Perform enterprise risk assessments to assess exposure across segments and ensure mitigation & incident response plans are in place. Anticipate stricter regulations around carbon and make the appropriate amendments and investments now. An opportunity exists for those who want to be leaders in low-carbon energy. Partner with the NOCs in the country, where operations take place, to understand the local environmental regulations better. Improve non-financial reporting, including carbon emissions data, and the environmental impact of operations. Companies can seek third-party verification of their climate change disclosures, including statements of performance and claims about the positive impacts of products or services.

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risk last year, noticeably decreased in importance this year. The relationship between oil and natural gas prices has dramatically changed. Oil prices, in 2010, have been relatively stable due to modest consumption habits, and weak developed economies have eased demand pressures. However, natural gas prices are currently low by historical standards as a result of oversupply. There are still significant variations between regions in how gas prices are set and the level of government subsidy in some countries. A truly global gas market will not emerge until there is greater flexibility in gas supplies, increased transportation between regions and more gas-on-gas competition. The global economic recovery is fragile and any setback could dampen demand. Additionally, political or regulatory changes, as well as geopolitical events, could alter prices almost instantly. While price volatility impacts companies differently, capital-intensive projects are the most vulnerable when oil & gas prices go down. Falling prices will affect revenues and reduce the companies’ capacity to finance projects off their balance sheets. On the other hand, refiners’ margins will continue to be squeezed by rising prices in crude oil. Steps companies can take to respond to this risk: Carefully reevaluate all investment strategies, including the balance between oil and natural gas investments. This involves conducting scenario planning for investments & divestments against low to moderate prices even if current prices are high. It also involves having plenty of liquidity before investing in a project as protection against any potential volatility. Engage in econometric modelling to better understand the oil & gas market developments. This is an often overlooked practice outside of IOCs — but potentially a very useful one that companies can use to anticipate price volatility. Apply prudent management techniques, including cutting costs, evaluate the supply chain process and reevaluate the capital plan & expectation of returns. Companies can also consider hedging strategies for margins & costs and tax management strategies to improve cash flow.

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Regardless of economic conditions, the availability of qualified personnel cannot be taken for granted. When the economy improves, without sufficient growth in human resources, the industry will face project delays, cancelled projects, lower productivity and higher operational costs. Many NOCs, in particular, are faced with severe shortage of experienced personnel as they expand their operations and enter new markets. In developed countries, many senior engineers, managers and other professionals are now reaching retirement age, with no assurance that enough college graduates and younger workers will be ready to take their place. Many universities in Europe and the US report a decline in the number of engineering and geoscience students. By contrast, schools in developing countries are producing record numbers of graduates, but these young professionals will still require years of training and experience to fully support the industry’s needs in the 21st century. Steps companies can take to respond to this risk: To reduce duplication & inefficiency, companies must manage, define and coordinate HR processes on a centralised level to help HR professionals focus on workforce challenges. Create an inviting business culture to attract young people – for example, highlighting the technological advances in the industry in order to create awareness that the industry is constantly developing, modernising and evolving technologically. Leverage older workers’ knowledge. Be creative with retirement arrangements to retain intellectual capital. Consider slower, phased-in retirement arrangements and/or reenlist retirees as part-time consultants. Develop local and regional talent. This must be accompanied by investment in culture & language training in order to avoid issues with language barriers and miscommunications as expatriate managers try to bridge the cultural gap with their local workforce.

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tensions in the Middle East; the threat of attacks on pipelines, refineries and harbour facilities; continued tensions between Russia and its former republics; political tensions in Nigeria and the general unpredictability of political changes in Latin America. At the very least, these risks can result in highly volatile prices that make strategic planning and investing more problematic. Companies could face even greater challenges from unexpected government interference, changes to joint ventures, the annulment of contracts and civil unrest. Steps companies can take to respond to this risk Invest in more stable markets, even if this means a lower return, and make use of longer-term hedging tools such as reallocating capital to projects with longer-term stability. Adopt a flexible, shorter lead-time capital structure, which would allow the generation of peak supply to help endure the downturns. Focus on assets that allow production to be maximised between supply shocks. Restructure agreements to ensure supply. Companies should carefully analyse the current strength and capabilities of their supply chain and identify bottlenecks or weaknesses.

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This risk remains low on the list this year, having ranked as eighth last year. For some, depending on the industry segment, this risk is seen as an industry evolution rather than a risk. There is a shifting of focus away from IOCs toward NOCs in response to protectionist measures enacted by various countries to develop their own resources. This shift in focus leaves IOCs and oilfield services (OFS) companies to compete for opportunities with NOCs. OFS companies are increasingly taking on roles that were traditionally limited to IOCs. At the same time, IOCs have overlapping competencies with OFS companies, as they seek to partner with NOCs. This poses both a risk as well as an opportunity for IOCs and OFS companies as their roles evolve in the global energy market. Steps companies can take to respond to this risk: IOCs should take advantage of the fact that they have a strategic advantage over


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OFS companies in the area of programme management, due to extensive experience. OFS companies should develop longterm strategies that recognise that price fluctuations will affect them more severely than NOCs and IOCs.

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This risk was an emerging risk last year and is a new entrant to the top ten. These challenges have grown significantly over the past year, mainly due to the increased focus on E&P in challenging environments, such as the Arctic region and deepwater areas. In many cases, this development requires a new generation of technical & operational solutions, as well as special training and support for personnel in the field. The costs and physical dangers involved in tapping these new reserves far exceed previous levels, adding to the risk of oil & gas companies. Furthermore, companies have no assurance that prices will continue to justify heavy investments in these areas. In addition, oil & gas companies must continue to adopt new technologies to mitigate the risk of losing their competitive advantage. This process includes a strategic commitment to research & development (R&D), ongoing investments to upgrade existing facilities and the development of joint ventures with technology providers. Steps companies can take to respond to this risk: Continued heavy investments in new technologies, including those for unconventional oil & gas. IOCs have been at the forefront in developing new technologies for E&P and transportation. However, independent oil & gas companies further developed technological advances that unlocked the potential of unconventional natural gas resources. To remain competitive and gain access to new opportunities, this investment by oil & gas companies must continue. Closely managed joint ventures (JVs) that can increase business opportunities and mitigate risks among IOCs, subcontractors, NOCs and local governments. Companies should evaluate current and potential JVs for

counterparty and political risks in order to effectively establish safeguards and manage exposures. Strategic acquisitions in diverse geographies or challenging environments. These acquisitions can help companies expand their operations and give them access to trained personnel and required R&D. A dedicated focus on capital project management. Coordinating capital and project management activities in connection with capital design and construction programmes and projects will help identify and mitigate capital programme risks, thereby potentially improving project cost controls and schedule performance.

BELOW THE RADAR Industry commentators have identified risks that fall directly ‘below the radar’ and may rise to the top of the risk list in years to come.

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continuing to make advancements to compete with traditional fossil fuels for use in daily life.

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The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is a group of 32 member countries that discuss and develop economic & social policy. Energy demand in the non-OECD countries is expected to grow rapidly, while oil demand in the OECD countries is expected to contract. Restricted access to these new markets in terms of being able to provide downstream services will curb the companies’ ability to grow. This is already evident in terms of the shift in refining capacity from the OECD countries to the non-OECD countries. IOCs will be able to expand as upstream producers but may contract as vertically integrated companies.

MITIGATING RISKS

This is a former top 10 risk that remains relevant to the industry but has fallen below the radar this year. An aging oil & gas infrastructure can pose serious operational threats to companies and jeopardise their public reputations and business relationships. For example, aging offshore structures and components require continuous inspection, monitoring, maintenance & repair, while older refineries have greater difficulty in complying with environmental regulations. Although the costs and difficulties in rebuilding an aging infrastructure are clear, the risks are equally clear for the oil & gas industry if it fails to act. Government support and stimulus might become available for new projects, but individual companies will carry the main responsibility for execution.

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Developments in the power sector – possibilities like microgeneration or zero carbon homes – will rearrange the consumer/producer relationship, and the market for power, which is the main sector for new gas demand growth. In addition, fuel cell technology and biofuels are

The oil & gas industry can expect a renewed and expanded regulatory focus on safety & environmental risk preparedness and mitigation. The industry must remain ever vigilant with respect to these and other risks it faces, and must reexamine them both from a current portfolio perspective and a future investment perspective. In light of corporate social responsibilities and the economic & regulatory pressures, the industry is exposed to, it has become increasingly clear that managing these risks is vital, not only to short-term profitability, but also to long-term sustainability for oil & gas companies. These risks can be mitigated through improved capital management, technology investments, financial & operational processes and other strategies. Courtesy: The Ernst & Young Business Risk Report 2010

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FAITH AND PATIENCE ARE ESSENTIAL EARLY IN THE LIFE OF A COALBED METHANE PROJECT “Coalbed methane (CBM) projects are unique. Economically, they are extremely low-margin projects in the initial stages. A good CBM well will produce a lot of gas for a long time after the initial start-up issues, possibly up to 30 years, causing people to forget the sleepless nights and doubt-filled agony of the first few years. Besides making profits, the whole CBM process is environment-friendly and produces clean energy that is needed today,” informs B Akala, Director, Total CBM Solutions India and Former CMD, CCL & CMPDI during an interview with Sandeep Pai. Excerpts…

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To give you a backgrounder, coal is still considered dirty not only in the literal form, but also when we talk about clean/green energy. The adverse environmental impact of using coal has become a matter of global concern. Many nations are gradually moving away from using coal in their energy mix. Clean energy may also be called renewable/ green energy and it specifically refers to environment-friendly energy produced usually from renewable resources without creating environmental debt. Green energy sources are often considered green because they are perceived to generate lower carbon emissions and create less pollution. The basic forms of clean energy are often cited as those that come from water (hydro), wind, geothermal or sun (solar). Sometimes nuclear power is also considered a green energy source. In some cases, the manufacturing and use of coal is considered clean and called clean coal. But, this is a matter of dispute among environmentalists. However, it has to be kept in mind that no power source is entirely impact-free. All the energy sources require energy and give rise to some degree of pollution. Therefore, it is the sustainable energy that we have to talk about and pursue.

TECHNOLOGY GENERATIONS Technology-wise, there are three generations in the energy sector. While the firstgeneration technology comprises of hydroelectric, geothermal and biomass, it is

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most competitive in locations with abundant resources. Their future use depends on the exploration of the available resource potential, particularly in developing countries, and on overcoming challenges related to the environment and social acceptance. Secondgeneration technology consists of solar & wind power, besides the ethanol fuel from sugarcane. Markets for second-generation technologies are strong and growing, but only in a few countries. The challenge is to broaden the market base for continued growth worldwide. Strategic deployment in one country not only reduces technology costs for users there, but also for those in other countries, contributing to overall cost reductions and performance improvement. The newest third-generation technology includes advanced biomass gasification, biorefinery technologies, solar thermal power stations, hot dry rock geothermal energy and ocean energy. These are not yet widely demonstrated or commercialised. They are on the horizon and may have potential comparable to other renewable energy technologies. Exploring their potential, however, still depends on attracting sufficient attention and RD&D funding.

COALBED METHANE (CBM) Coalbed methane (CBM) or coalbed gas or coal seam gas that is extracted from coal beds/seams is a clean burning fuel for domestic and industrial uses. This is an eco-friendly natural gas, generated during the process of coalification and stored in coal seams. The term refers to methane adsorbed into the solid matrix of the coal. It is also called ‘sweet gas’ because of its lack

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of hydrogen sulphide. The presence of this gas has been well known for centuries to the coal miners from its occurrence in underground coal mining, where it presents a serious safety risk. Coal plays the role a of source rock as well as reservoir for coalbed methane. CBM is distinct from a typical sandstone or other conventional gas reservoir, as the methane is stored within the coal by a process called adsorption. The methane is in a near-liquid state, lining the inside of pores of the coal (called the matrix). The open fractures of the coal (called the cleats) can also contain free gas or can be saturated with water. In fact, irrespective of their maturity (rank), organic composition, or nature of occurrence, all coals contain gases, with methane usually as the main constituent (90-97 per cent). However, deep-seated seams (depth around 1,000 m or more) containing coal of higher rank (carbon content > 83.5 per cent, R0 max 0.7 per cent and above) are considered most suitable for commercial extraction of methane. The global coalbed methane reserves are presumed to be several times greater than the total reserves of all the known conventional gas fields. Many leading nations have already launched projects to extract methane gas from coal beds. At present, India too has all the scientific and engineering skills required for the production of methane from the coal bed. There are substantial unconventional energy resources (like CBM), but their exploration and economic exploitation from inaccessible areas pose great challenges.


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CBM IMPACT ON GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS Methane is a greenhouse gas (GHG), whose potential is 21 times that of carbon dioxide. So, though the volume of methane contribution to the total GHG is three times lesser than that of carbon dioxide, the damage it causes is much more. Over the last two centuries, methane concentrations in the atmosphere have more than doubled, largely due to human-related activities such as rice cultivation, waste disposal, cattle ranching, large-scale extraction and transportation of coal, oil, natural gas, mining, etc. CBM exploration and exploitation has an important bearing on reducing the greenhouse effect and earning carbon credits in preventing the direct emission of methane gas from operating mines to the atmosphere. Further, the extraction of CBM through degassing of the coal seams prior to mining of coal is a cost-effective means of boosting coal production and maintaining safe methane level in working mines, thereby

reducing the explosion hazards in underground coal mines. Thus, conversion of the most hazardous gas, methane, into a commercial energy resource, besides solving the world’s energy problem for the coming century, will be advantageous in many other ways. The emergence of methane gas as an additional energy resource, with the highest heat-retaining capacity and the lowest atmospheric lifespan (about 10 years) that will mitigate global warming at a much faster rate, warrants rational utilisation and preservation of coal deposits, which are both the ‘producer’ and ‘reservoir’ of this gas.

IMPRESSIVE OUTLOOK India is endowed with huge reserves of bituminous coal of Paleozoic and Tertiary ages within the CBM window at depths of nearly 250-1,200 mt. Having the 6th largest proven coal reserves and being the 3rd largest coal producer in the world, India holds significant prospects for the commercial recovery of CBM. This resource has been estimated to be more

than 300 tcf. Gas demand in India far exceeds supply and with the gap increasingly widening, there is an urgent need for more supply. As an alternative to LPG, diesel and petrol, CBM has immense commercial prospects and is clearly emerging as one of the viable and cleaner routes to India’s energy security. However, lack of data on producible reserves of CBM, gas content, reservoir saturation and permeability has prevented full exploitation of the resource. India needs the right technology for the exploration and commercial exploitation of this clean resources both in-advance of mining (CBM) as also during mining (CMM). Besides the know-how for resource assessment and gas in-place to prepare CBM development plans for production, the key factors that require to be addressed to gain knowledge are: Permeability of the reservoir: Permeability, measured and expressed in MilliDarcy’s (md), is the ability of a fluid to pass through a porous medium and it defines the gas flow regimes.

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Permeability of a coal bed usually occurs due to fractures, which in coal are in the form of cleats and joints. The fracture permeability acts as the major channel for the gas to flow. The higher the permeability, higher is the gas production. For most coal seams, the permeability lies in the range of 0.1 to 50 md. The permeability of fractured reservoirs changes with the stress applied to them. Coal displays a stress-sensitive permeability and this process plays an important role during stimulation and production operations. Intrinsic properties of coal that affect gas production: Gas contained in coalbed methane is mainly methane and traces of ethane, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and a few other gases. The intrinsic properties of coal as found in nature determine the amount of gas that can be recovered. Porosity of coal bed reservoirs Adsorption capacity: This is the volume of gas adsorbed per unit mass of coal. It is usually expressed in standard cubic feet (SCF, the volume at standard pressure and temperature conditions) gas/tonne of coal. The capacity to adsorb depends on the rank and quality of coal. The range is usually between 100 to 800 SCF/tonne for most coal seams. Most of the gas in coal beds is in the adsorbed form. When the reservoir is put into production, water in the fracture spaces is pumped out first. This leads to a reduction of pressure enhancing desorption of gas from the matrix. Thickness of formation and initial reservoir pressure Other parameters: These would include coal density, initial gas phase concentration, critical gas saturation, irreducible water saturation, relative permeability to water and gas at conditions of Sw = 1.0 and Sg = 1-Sw irreducible, respectively.

GAUGING THE POTENTIAL OF COALBED AS A CBM SOURCE The potential of a particular coalbed as a CBM source depends on the following criteria: Cleat density/intensity: Cleats are joints confined within coal sheets. They impart permeability to the coal seam. A high cleat density is required for profitable exploitation of CBM. Maceral composition: Maceral is a

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microscopic, homogeneous, petrographic entity of a corresponding sedimentary rock. A high vitrinite composition is ideal for CBM extraction, while inertinite hampers the same. The rank of coal has also been linked to CBM content: a vitrinite reflectance of 0.8-1.5 per cent has been found to imply higher productivity of the coal bed. Gas composition: It must be considered because natural gas appliances are designed for gas with a heating value of about 1,000 British thermal units (BTU) per cubic foot or nearly pure methane. If the gas contains more than a few per cent nonflammable gases such as nitrogen or carbon dioxide, either these will have to be removed or it will have to be blended with higher BTU gas to achieve pipeline quality. If the methane composition of the coalbed gas is less than 92 per cent, it may not be commercially marketable.

CBM BUSINESS Coalbed methane and CBM business has always been at the epicentre of controversy. For coal miners, the issue was safety. For mineral owners, the controversy has been over who owns it. In the US, in the late 1980s, the controversy was an expiring tax credit leading to rapid drilling of wells and the anticipated demise of the industry thereafter. More recently, the controversy has arisen through several issues, including what to do with water produced from the wells ie. whether it is safe for certain end-users to burn the ‘new’ fuel , and the usual land use issues raised by bringing development to previously undeveloped areas. It is not a dirty industry. Millions and millions are invested to develop a field, bringing in decent-paying jobs and creating a tax base that will last 30 years or so. The government rolls out the red carpet to welcome new CBM operations in the state. In some situations, the companies can receive sales and use tax abatement, property tax abatement, and an income tax incentive that essentially amount to an income tax exemption lasting many years. But in some areas, operators proposing new coalbed methane development are greeted by outraged citizens groups. Because coalbed methane can be developed in a safe, environment-friendly manner, the root of this level of public acceptance is not entirely clear. Extracting coalbed methane is not very

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different from extracting fluids from conventional oil & gas wells. The pursuit of CBM involves drilling down to the reservoir, completing the well, hooking it up to pipelines and, hopefully, producing gas and transporting it to the market. The process uses drilling rigs similar to conventional operations, the same well-logging techniques, the same service companies complete the wells, and the gas goes into the pipeline system as conventional gas.

FINANCIAL PICTURE To tell you the fact, early in the life of a coalbed methane field, the financial picture is discouraging. Unlike conventional plays, there is abs olutely no hope of a quick payout with coalbed methane. It may take a while to know whether a well will produce gas, and even longer to know whether it will produce commercial quantities. Gas flow does not peak for a considerable time after initial production. This, sometimes, takes several years. In the interim, lots of water must be disposed, typically at high cost. Early in the life of a well, it may be impossible to calculate cost per mcf/mcm, and if possible, the numbers would be too frightening to contemplate. After paying for leases, for expenses to explore/plan, paying more to determine a commercial volume possibly exists, paying a lot more to develop the field, the investor is witnessing a fairly dismal picture. Faith and patience are essential early in the life of a coalbed methane project. Hopefully, the water production will eventually decline, gas production will increase and the financial picture will look much better. It may even improve to the point where everyone forgets the pain and actually contemplates developing another coalbed methane field.

PROMISING LANDSCAPE CBM projects are unique. Economically, they are extremely low-margin projects in the initial stages. They almost look like losing ventures for some years after initiation. Considering all the problems, why would anyone invest in a wildcat coalbed methane project? A good CBM well will produce a lot of gas for a long time after the initial start-up issues/low pace, possibly up to 30 years, causing people to forget the sleepless nights and doubt-filled agony of the first few years. Besides making profits, the whole CBM process is environment-friendly and produces clean energy that is needed today.


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India’s demand for energy is on the rise with every step it takes on the growth path. To meet this increasing demands, it has to increase the output of conventional energy sources as well as non-conventional energy sources. One such step towards meeting these hightened energy demands comes in the form of coalbed methane, which is trapped in coal seams and remains unexplored...

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The working model of CBM was prepared by CMPDI in 6 months. It is an exact replica and shows all the basic operations involved with CBM. This unique model has won Gold Award by DG, CSIR.

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ndia is facing a formidable challenge in meeting its ever-increasing energy needs to sustain the economic growth rate at 810 per cent. This type of economic growth requires a quantum jump in energy needs. The magnitude can be judged from the fact that by 2031-32, the power generation capacity is likely to increase to 8 lakh MW from the current 1.6 lakh MW (as per the Integrated Energy Policy, 2006). However, to meet this goal, several initiatives need be taken. The first step would be increasing the output of conventional energy resources like, coal, oil, gas, nuclear, etc, while the second step would be venturing into the development of nonconventional energy resource like solar, wind, small hydro power, bio-power and to utilise coal-based non-conventional energy resources like CBM & its subsets and the development of UCG.

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KEY CHALLENGES Coal is the backbone of our energy supply and meets about 53 per cent of the total commercial energy needs. Oil & gas, on the other hand, contributes to about 40 per cent. Efforts are being made both at the government as well as the industry level to augment the production of conventional energy resource. However, there are certain limitations as the country is not bestowed with adequate oil & gas resources and therefore, there is large dependence on coal. The coal industry is all geared up for this. The major challenge for the coal industry is making coal environment-friendly. Initiatives, such as implementing clean coal technology, will be beneficial in this aspect. Clean coal technologies like coalbed methane (CBM), coalmine methane (CMM), underground coal gasification (UCG) and coal liquefaction are under focus. The Government of India and the coal industry are taking all the necessary steps to develop these areas.

DEVELOPMENT OF VIRGIN COALBED METHANE Methane within the coalbed is not ‘trapped’ under pressure as in conventional gas scenarios. Only about five to nine per cent of methane is present as ‘free’ gas within the natural fractures, joints and cleats. Almost all coalbed methane (CBM) is adsorbed within the micro-porous matrix of the coal. Coalbed methane production starts with high-pressure injection of fracturing fluids

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and proppant into targeted coal zones. The resulting induced or enlarged fractures improve the connections of the production well to the fracture networks in and around the coal zone. When production begins, water is pumped from the fractures into the coal zone to reduce pressure in the formation. When pressures are adequately reduced, methane desorbs from the coal matrix, moves through the network of induced and natural fractures in the coal toward the production well and is extracted from the well and to the surface. Methane, being almost similar in composition of natural gas, has proved itself an important source of clean energy in many parts of the world and is being commercially harnessed and utilised. The US is a leader in the exploitation of CBM and about 10 per cent of its natural gas requirement is being met by CBM. The development of this resource in China is also on a fast track for commercial development of CBM and for the purpose several fiscal and commercial concessions has been announced by the Chinese Government. Australia, Canada and other counties are also following suit. The development of CBM in India started since early 1990s when CMPDI carried out resource assessment in Damodar Valley coalfields for AMOCO. The formulation of the CBM Policy in 1997, however, paved the way for expeditious development of this resource. As per the policy, the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoP&NG) has been made the administrative ministry for CBM and the Directorate General of Hydrocarbons (DGH) has been nominated the nodal agency for promoting its development in the country. As per the guidelines of the approved CBM Policy, prospective blocks were to be delineated after due deliberation between the Ministry of Coal (MoC) and MoP&NG for global bidding. The CBM Policy in India is one of the most investor-friendly policies in the world and outlines attractive fiscal and contractual terms. With the attractive terms and fiscal incentives offered, 33 CBM blocks have already been allotted to national/ international players in the field in four rounds of global bidding. The total CBM resource in the allocated CBM blocks is 1.8 TCM in an area of about 17,366 sq km. The commercial production of CBM has already commenced in a few allotted blocks and from a current level of production of 0.15 MMSCMD in the country, it is expected

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to go up to 7.4 MMSCMD by 2013. Development of CBM in 2 blocks allotted to the consortium of CIL & ONGC: As per the Government of India, CBM policy, a consortium of CIL and ONGC, has been allotted two blocks – one each in Raniganj and Jharia coalfields. It has entered into a contract with the Government of India for the development of CBM. The initial exploratory studies have been carried out in both the blocks and production testing has been taken up. The development plan for part area of Jharia CBM block has been submitted to DGH along with the revised development plan for the entire Jharia CBM block. The sale of incidentally produced gas from Jharia CBM block is going on in line with the approval of the government. Data generation for future CBM blocks: The total CBM resource of the country is 3.4 trillion cubic metre (as per the CMPDI estimate), of which 1.8 trillion cubic metre is already under development. To enlarge this resource base and to create a CBM specific data bank, CMPDI is pursuing CBM specific data generation from promotional/regional exploration blocks. So far, over 40 boreholes in 10 coalfields have been tested with the help of CMPDI’s in-house facilities. The data generated has enhanced the CBM resource base and will be helpful in carving out more prospective CBM blocks for their allotment.

COAL MINE METHANE DEVELOPMENT Coal Mine Methane (CMM) is the extraction of methane from active or projectised mining areas. The history of coal mining in India dates back to over 100 years. There are a plethora of opportunities to harness and gainfully utilise this resource. Visualising this, CMPDI has taken up an UNDP/GEF/GoI funded demonstration project ‘Coalbed Methane Recovery & Commercial Utilisation’ at the Moonidih mine of BCCL – the first of its kind in India. The project has been successfully implemented and has proved efficacy of CMM production in the Indian geo-mining condition. Recovery of CBM gas from two wells was established in May 2008 and February 2009, respectively. The recovered gas is being utilised to generate electricity through indigenous gas-based generators, which has been continuing since June 2008. To pursue the matter further, CMPDI has taken up a CIL R&D project for delineation of prospective CMM blocks in BCCL and CCL areas of CIL and carried out assessment


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for five more prospective CMM blocks. A suitable developer will be selected for carrying out commercial development in these blocks. Further, projectised areas of large opencast mines are also being assessed for examining the viability of CMM projects in these areas.

DEVELOPMENT OF VAM CMPDI has generated VAM-specific data in few selected gassy coal mines of ECL, BCCL and CCL and few areas have been found to be suitable for the development of VAM project. Efforts are being made for the commercial development of VAM in the identified blocks.

ESTABLISHMENT OF CBM/ CMM CLEARINGHOUSE A CMM/CBM clearinghouse has been established at CMPDI, Ranchi, under the aegis of the Ministry of Coal and United States Environmental Protection Agency on November 17, 2008. The clearinghouse has been functioning as the nodal agency for collecting and sharing information on CMM/ CBM-related data of the country. It also helps in the commercial development of CMM projects in India by public/private

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participation, technological collaboration and bringing financial investment opportunities.

UNDERGROUND COAL GASIFICATION (UCG) In India, UCG was taken up in the mid 1980s by ONGC and CIL under technical collaboration with erstwhile USSR. Although one lignite block ‘Merta Road’ in Rajasthan was found suitable, pilot appraisal could not be taken up due to apprehension of contamination of ground water. Subsequently, after the signing of the MoU between CIL & ONGC in November 2005 for taking up pilot-scale studies for UCG, CMPDI prepared data packages for five prospective UCG sites. Of these, one Kasta block in Raniganj coalfield was selected by the consultant engaged by ONGC. As required, the drilling of 12 slimholes for generating additional data was completed in Kasta block in November, 2009, for examining the possibility of taking up the UCG project on a pilot scale. The analysis of the samples generated through the drilling has been taken up and the assessment report will be examined. In addition, two more blocks within the CIL area, namely Kaitha in Ramgarh CF within CCL command area and

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Thesgora-C in Pench Valley CF within WCL command area have been identified for the development of UCG. An Expression of Interest for the identification of a suitable developer for commercial development of UCG was invited. Consequently, a tender for the two identified blocks has been prepared by CMPDI and was floated on December 27, 2010.

ENERGY ALTERNATIVE The exploration of alternate resources is increasing to meet the altering energy needs of the country. One such alternative is methane gas, which is stored in coal seams. The poisonous gas, which was once the enemy of miners, has now become their best friend. All this has become possible due to the exploration of methane in various forms by a few companies. With the benefits of utilising methane finally gaining accreditation, the exploration and use of this gas to help the country achieve energy security will only increase in the future. Binay Dayal, GM, Technical Services, email: ts@cmpdi.co.in, BN Prashad, GM, CBM Cell, CMPDI, email: gmcbm@cmpdi.co.in


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Innovation is the capacity of individuals, teams, companies and organisations to create products or services that generate new value. The core concept is ‘new value’, which requires understanding the unmet needs of your intended audience. This new value is generated through customer insight, prototyping and implementation. Increasingly, there is a realisation that value isn’t just form and function. Value can emerge from almost any aspect of the product or service. Broadly, I don’t think the term ‘design innovation’ is understood. Design means different things to different people. Most think of design as a noun as the end result of the design process, e.g., the design of a teapot would refer to its shape, texture and pattern. Design as a noun usually refers to external form. Design innovation might not be well understood in the Indian manufacturing sector. India has a fantastic tradition of engineering and engineering problem solving, rather than a heritage of design. Design is much more than a noun. Design as a verb is the process by which people arrive at the right solution. This is the area I focus on. The goal is to generate fresh innovation by focusing on the methodologies of design.

NOT CELEBRATING FAILURES – THE BIGGEST BARRIER TOWARDS INCULCATING INNOVATION?

Lack of clear innovation process Lack of consumer or client insight Not taking advantage of appropriate/ next-generation tools Not taking advantage of a culture of collaboration Lack of impeccable execution. These are the common elements found in many studies about challenges to innovation. When mapping out the process of innovation, it includes the following stages: A deep, truthful understanding of the context and situation. This includes being transparent about successes and failures. Clarity on the types of value you’re trying to generate; these are values that are connected to customer insight. The capacity to prototype: In the manufacturing process the capacity to prototype is at the heart of innovation. To do this, you need the right types of tools. Those who can generate the most prototypes usually have the best results. Effective methods to collect feedback: It is critical to recognise failure. What distinguishes design from other methodologies is the openness to criticism and the willingness to pursue it.

capacity to innovate. In multinational corporations like Nike, P&G and Ford, the divisions that generate the most high-value products & services are the ones that have managed to bring all four factors together. In terms of process, design innovation is about moving away from the plan to execute approach of product development to an iterative approach. Companies should nurture a culture of having failures early and often, so they can benefit from the learnings and get to the right product faster. A combination of consumer insight and engagement, along with digital tools, help people figure out problems early on. With regards to physical environments, many automotive companies have digital prototyping rooms where designers meet and work together. These rooms have large-screen visualisation walls displaying the current and future states of the design. Consumer products companies have similar rooms that physically display all information in one place. Everyone shares a common vision because ideas are made visible, persistent and consequentially interactive.

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I think education and training are the keys. Formal education needs to promote the fundamentals of design innovation. Companies should put resources into further education and skill development of employees.

Measuring success depends on the organisation’s goals as to where they are looking to create new value. Companies should have a clear process and definition of innovation, and measure success through some traditional business metrics such as profitability, speed to market, marketshare and customer engagement/enjoyment.

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During one of the conferences I attended in To me, the four enabling factors for Almost 80 per cent of a product’s India, I asked attendees whether failures are innovation would be: environmental impact is determined by People: To foster skills, attitudes and celebrated in India. The first point they decisions made in the design phase. Better capabilities raised was that Indians tend to say design leads to fewer mistakes and less ‘everything is okay’. That failure waste. Sustainability is not just in Indian culture is not spoken of Design is about building models and playing with them, about selecting the right and recognised. Rather, there is materials, it’s also about thinking getting them in the hands of others and collecting through the entire lifecycle of a tendency of trying to figure it out at the end, and this is not authentic feedback so that you can build the right thing. the product. New digital tools always ideal because it may not are helping designers gain access Process: Moving away from a linear to work out at the end. If you don’t have an to such information, and to create new iterative methodology accurate sense of a situation, how can you value by seeing what others haven’t. A Tools: That improve design collaboration innovate? To innovate, you need to know sustainable design methodology can assist in and the capacity to prototype at all what customers are actually doing and lowering the environmental impact of any levels feeling. Innovation requires staying grounded product, quickly and cost-effectively. Environment: To create the right kinds of in reality and finding new opportunities to DESIGN TRENDS DRIVING THE collaborative infrastructure. create value. GROWTH OF INDIAN SMEs Each of these factors can make a I view the following as barriers to As this is a very broad question, I will focus significant improvement in an organisation’s innovation:

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on a few of the latest design methodology trends: Tools that are improving the prototyping process: These include digitised tools that capture reality, for example, the cost of rapid-scanning Lidar has dropped significantly. Taking advantage of cloud computing and infinite computation: Autodesk and other companies have tools to modify digital models and understand the impact of design choices digitally. Cloud computing is having a transformative effect on many industries, but especially in the practice of design where access to infinite computing power for processorintensive tasks like rendering, simulation and analysis is opening new doors for design and engineering professionals, and providing new ways for consumers to be part of the design process. Rapid prototypes from additive printers: These new types of printers build by layering material together rather than milling, allowing people to build prototypes faster, get feedback, engage customers and improve design process.

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SUCCESSFUL & WINNING DESIGN Generally good design satisfies multiple objectives simultaneously. The majority of people state that good design makes them happy for the long-term. This includes designing for sustainability, usability, affordability and also designing to delight the senses. Another common answer is that good design honours human dignity. Good design respects the experience of a person as they interact with the design whether it is a vehicle, a fridge or a sky bridge. Good design is also integrative, bringing many of the factors that are important to a person together. These factors are both visible and invisible.

STRATEGIES TO FOSTER INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT You never really know where a design solution will take you. It doesn’t follow a traditional project management plan and this is why it is challenging for many organisations. To me, strategies to foster innovation & entrepreneurial spirit include: Respect design and make design a priority in the organisation.

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Bring in a Chief Design Officer, or at the very least, someone is a design expert and holds a senior position within the organisation. Embrace the fluidity of design: Design involves the willingness to dream, to see and explore areas others haven’t looked at closely. Design is about building models and playing with them, getting them in the hands of others and collecting authentic feedback so that you can build the right thing. It’s a very human, iterative activity.

DESIGN INNOVATION & USER EXPERIENCE – KEY DRIVERS IN THE NEW ECONOMY I agree. Companies used to differentiate on price, distribution and features. Now everyone competes at that level. You can continue to compete in the mass market, since the commodity market will always be present and focussed on low cost and availability. An alternative is to satisfy specific individual needs & tastes and to even create them – this is where design is best suited for success. Designers and manufacturers can take consumers to a much higher level of delight.


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MAKING SHOP FLOOR A SAFE HAVEN The benefits of implementing industrial safety are now gaining recognition. Big corporate houses in India have shown a keenness to implement several creative initiatives, which will make the workplace safe for employees. Companies have realised that offering employees a safe workplace will not only decrease the number of accidents and minimise losses, but it will also boost the morale of the employees. ccording to the International Labour Organization (ILO), every day 6,300 people die due to occupational accidents or work-related diseases, which is equivalent to 2.3 million deaths per year. The latest ILO global estimates show that non-fatal occupational accidents have increased to 337 million per year in addition to the 2.3 million fatal accidents. The financial impact of lost working time, interruption in production, medical expenses and worker’s compensation is estimated at four per cent of the global gross domestic product each year.

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Consequently, in some organisations, the top management team now gives special focus to and reviews safety as an important parameter. While the top line and bottom line still dominate the performance review meetings, safety related metrics form a part of the agenda. Industrial safety, as largely accepted by most companies, focusses on protection and maintenance of the employees’ physical conditions that in turn are affected by working conditions. It also safeguards the workplace from potential fire and accidents. Protection of the environment and ensuring minimum adverse impact on the social life of the local community is another function

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that falls under the umbrella of industrial safety.

CHANGING TRENDS While most Indian companies comply with the regulatory requirements of emission and effluent discharge, employee and workplace safety has not been a focus area in the past. Every investment in the organisation is evaluated based on the return on investment (ROI)) and hence, projects that require money for improving workplace safety without a justified ROI are the last in the queue. The good thing is that the scenario is changing in a few big corporate houses in


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India. A survey conducted by Frost & Sullivan, indicates that only in 55 per cent of the companies, there is a mechanism for reviewing safety practices, which is linked to rewards and recognition. Though these figures indicate that many organisations need to increase focus on safety practices, the encouraging finding is that there are many who have already started doing it. Some companies have started conducting surveys internally to identify how safe the workers feel inside the facility and this metric is tracked every year to monitor progress. Like customer satisfaction & employee engagement surveys, safety-related surveys are part of the annual calendar. In fact, shop floor employees have indicated safe workplace as a significant factor for their motivation and loyalty to the organisation. Safety training is another area that needs attention and focus in organisations. Most companies have an employee induction

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companies in India, only 24.2 per cent of the companies can claim that all their employees have had safety training. Casual and contract workers are among the people who carry out the most hazardous activities in the plant and are the most neglected for safety training. While there are a large percentage of companies that need to put in basic safety training for employees, certain companies go to the extent of inducting visitors and contract workers on company safety policy and practices before allowing them into the manufacturing area. The focus on safety of a company can be judged from the fact that each visitor in the company is given a safety card along with a visitor’s pass at the entry gate to report any observed unsafe condition. The objective is to use every opportunity and every pair of eyes to identify and improve workplace safety.

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programme and an annual training calendar. However, surveys conducted among Indian companies indicate that even among large

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employees, ensuring adherence to use is the hurdle they need to cross now. Companies have been quite creative in coming up with ideas to overcome this challenge by rewarding employees who follow safety practices and punishing those who default. Some have taken a step ahead and linked the safety metric as one of the element in the list of key responsibility areas (KRA).

BOC TO IMPROVE SAFETY Balance of consequences (BOC) is a concept implemented in a few organisations in India to improve the safety culture. The goal is to proactively influence peoples’ attitude and thinking through constructive and positive feedback even before an accident or incident occurs. In the process, expectations from the employees are clearly defined with respect to safety practices. They clearly know what they are supposed to be doing from a safety perspective. Each employee has to identify a minimum number of both positive and negative behaviours in a month. The companies that have deployed BOC, say, identification of positive behaviour is

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time has become the focus for many organisations. Keeping in line with this focus, safety High level of compliance to Usage of PPE is becoming one of the KRAs for 80.0% Effective deployment and usage across the plant employees; this used to be restricted 0.00% to the KRA of the safety officer in the Deployed in most of the areas past. Variable pay linked to performance but not effectively being used 80.0% of the company takes into account the number of accidents and incidents during that period. The commitment of major players Deployment of Personnel Protective Equipment in the manufacturing industry towards creating a safer workplace is increasing. more difficult than identifying negative Companies are ensuring that their channel behaviour (finding fault is easier). Positive partners (suppliers, distributors, and logistics behaviour is linked to doing the right partners) comply with basic safety standards. things and being rewarded, while negative The selection criterion for the new channel behaviour is about not meeting expectations partners does include safety practices as and is related to the consequences of the critical qualifying criteria. With the focus same. turning towards a safer workplace, we can certainly hope to see a decreasing trend in FUTURISTIC OUTLOOK workplace accidents resulting in improved Many organisations have realised the morale of the employees and minimising benefits of a safer workplace and the role losses because of accidents and safety plays in improving the morale of the compensation paid. employees. Some companies are analysing Nitin Kalothia, Deputy Director – Manufacturing & the combined impact of accidents and their Process Consulting Practice, Frost & Sullivan, South financial repercussions. Creating a safe Asia & Middle East workplace and achieving zero accident lost

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DESIGNING AN SAFETY MESH IMPENETRABLE Ensuring safety in a plant not only requires minimising the risk of incidents, but also requires eliminating the possibility of any kind of fault or failure that can possibly disrupt normal operations. This endeavour goes much beyond installing fail-safe controllers or safety systems. To lessen the risk of serious incidents, it is important to consider safety from all aspects of a plant’s operation. Take a look… here are three commonly accepted reasons for reducing accidents at work ie. legislation, humanistic and moral considerations, and economic considerations. Very often though, the last one, economic considerations, tends to be forgotten. It is, however, accepted in the industry that good safety is good business,” said ‘Fats’ Van Den Raad when speaking at the Proactive Accident and Incident Reporting & Investigation Conference in 1999. A plant needs to possess a holistic safety view in order to protect people and assets without having to compromise on

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profitability. However, to achieve higher levels of plant safety, a comprehensive and integrated approach towards safety is mandatory. Building a comprehensive and integrated approach would require securing the process control network, responding quickly & accurately to abnormal situations, proactively monitoring asset health, moving the plant and assets into a safe state, protecting the perimeter and managing an emergency situation quickly & efficiently.

LAYERS OF PROTECTION In order to maximise plant effectiveness, a systematic approach towards safety is required. This approach must minimise risks to safety & security and requires independent,

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but interrelated, layers of protection to be in place across an organisation. The concept of layers of protection is widely recognised by the process industry. In fact, the term is clearly defined in industry safety standards as IEC 61508 and IEC 61511. An understanding of the importance of different layers of protection (as shown in the lead illustration above) is a key aspect of achieving plant safety. As depicted, at the core of the layered architecture is a well-designed and implemented process design that is the embodiment of the business, safety and production considerations necessary for effective operations. The process must be controlled by a secure process control


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network that extends DEMAND MODE OF OPERATION across the entire plant and Safety integrity Average probability Risk reduction business networks. level (SIL) of failure on demand As one moves through >10,000 to ≤100,000 4 ≥10-5 to <10-4 the layers of protection further away from the core >1000 to ≤10,000 3 ≥10-4 to <10-3 of process design, mitigating -3 -2 >100 to ≤1000 2 ≥10 to <10 risk due to human error -2 -1 to <10 >10 to ≤100 1 ≥10 becomes the key to Figure 2 : Graph explaining the relationship between safety integrity level, profitability of ensuring safety. failure on demand & risk reduction Implementing tools and procedures such as boundary & alarm management and early Safety related systems, comprising of event detection reduces incidents & emergency shutdown systems and fire & prevents escalation. Appropriate operating gas systems, have received a lot of attention windows and properly designed emergency in the recent past, across the process shutdown systems must be in place as industry. There are various safety standards preventative measures in case an incident that specify the basic requirements and escalates beyond the inner layers of the functionalities to be met by these systems. sphere of protection. Working across the With the emergence of latest international various layers of protection, a plant or facility safety standard – IEC 61508/61511 – the must operate in a secure and protected focus on functional safety has taken atmosphere, including protection of the precedence for achieving total plant safety. perimeter, facility, people and assets. With These standards help quantify the safety the correct work practices and technology requirement in terms of safety integrity level in place, if an abnormal situation occurs, an and probability of failure on demand. Figure emergency response plan can be executed, 2 explains the relationship between these controlled and monitored to minimise the parameters. impact of the incident. Safety integrity level: These are discrete

level for specifying the safety integrity requirements of the safety functions to be allocated to the safety related systems, where safety integrity level 4 (SIL-4), as depicted in Figure 2, has the highest level of safety integrity and safety integrity level 1 (SIL-1) has the lowest. Probability of failure on demand (Risk reduction): This is a statistical measurement of how likely it is that a process, system or device will operate and be ready to serve the function for which it is intended. Among other things, it is influenced by the reliability of the process, system or device, the interval at which it is tested, as well as how often it is required to function. Management of functional safety: This is to specify the management and technical activities during the overall hardware & software safety lifecycle phases, which are necessary to achieve the required functional safety. It specifies the responsibilities of the persons, departments and organisations responsible for each overall, hardware and software safety lifecycle phase or for activities within each phase. To this effect, TUV certifies organisations based on the work processes followed at various stages of the safety system implementation for

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compliance to IEC 61508. People competency: It is vital to have competent people managing activities involving safety related systems like design, engineering, testing and maintenance.

SAFETY PLC VS GENERAL PURPOSE PLC

There are many similarities between safety programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and a general purpose PLC. However, the PLC was not originally designed to be fault tolerant and fail-safe. This is the fundamental difference between the two. Safety PLCs are special purpose machines that are used to provide critical control and safety applications for automation users. These controllers are an integral part of safety instrumented systems (SIS), which are used to detect and manage potentially dangerous process situations. In a safety PLC, many special design considerations are taken into account. It emphasises on internal diagnostics, a combination of hardware and software that allows the machine to detect improper operation within itself. It is also designed to ensure software reliability, redundancy to

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However, the most important benefit of using a certified product is the associated certification report. Each certified product carries with it a report from the certifying body. This report contains important information ranging from restrictions of use to diagnostics coverage within the certified device to reliable statistics and ongoing testing requirements.

In order to maximise plant effectiveness, a systematic approach towards safety is required. This approach must minimise risks to safety & security and requires independent, but interrelated, layers of protection to be in place across an organisation. maintain operation even when parts fail and extra security on any reading and writing via a digital communications port. Another differentiator is that the safety PLC is typically certified by third parties (such as TUV) to meet the rigid safety and reliability requirements of international standards.

IMPORTANCE OF USING A CERTIFIED PRODUCT A product certified for use within a given SIL environment offers several benefits to the customer. The most common benefit would be the ability to purchase a ‘black box’ with respect to SIL requirements. The reliability calculations for such products are already performed, reviewed by a neutral third party and are available to the end-user. This can significantly cut lead time during the implementation of a SIL-rated process.

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OPTIMUM SOLUTION Research has shown that abnormal situations can cost manufacturers millions of dollars as they have to pay dearly in the event of a catastrophe. This indicates the need for focussing on layers of protection to provide a safer working environment, while increasing process availability and reducing total cost, at the same time. It is important to pay due attention to the two critical layers of protection – Prevention and Mitigation – as depicted in Figure 1. It is also imperative to have an optimum solution in place without having to comply with all safety norms to ensure a safe and secure workplace. Rajiv Kurup, Safety & Security Consultant, Honeywell Process Solutions


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CREATING A SECURE SHOP FLOOR Installing safety & security measures at the shop floor has been a prime requirement for every manufacturing unit. While basic security systems take care of the primary needs, the need to adopt innovative, cost-effective and state-of-the-art technologies to ensure a safe & secure working environment for employees continues to grow, as manufacturing processes continue to evolve. PURNA PARMAR ndustrial safety & security has always been a major concern for the management of different industries, especially, mining, chemical, petroleum and pharmaceuticals. One of the most consistent observations about industrial safety & security is the lack of coordinated exchange of real-time information about the industrial environment to generate timely warning against disaster. A National Safety Council report statistics reveals that three of every four deaths and more than half of the injuries suffered by the

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workers occur on the job. Although, the adoption of state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, like automation and robotics solutions, have reduced man and machine interface, the need for having innovative & cost-effective means of deploying security systems on the shop floor still poses a great challenge for manufacturers.

A SAFER SHOP FLOOR While basic security systems like fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinklers and CCTV cameras have taken care of the primary needs, innovative security systems are now gaining prominence on the shop floor.

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“Industrial security was never a priority for shop floor managers. However now, this has changed. The increasing awareness of industrial security systems offers immense scope for safety & security equipment manufacturers in India. In addition, the growing awareness levels also calls for innovative product lines to fulfil every customer’s evolving demands. We already have requests for customised CCTV camera surveillance with specific request suiting their shop floor needs,” says Vipul Vora, CEO, Myport Services India. Talking about the kind of products Myport Services India manufactures, Vora


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safety while using equipment,” says Tushar Mehendale, MD, ElectroMech. Moreover, while chalking out safety zones in shop floors has been a common feature in modern shop floors, Siemens has made an exception. “We have different colour marking indicating different shop floor processes. For instance, the yellow and black stripes marked near the machines indicate the danger limit beyond which a

this, various material handling equipment with unique safety features are used. Mehendale says, “We have inbuilt safety features in all our material handling products. For instance, we have a remoteoperated crane, which works on radio frequency. The operator can use the crane to move heavy goods away from the shop floor. This helps avoid accidents and ensures a higher level of safety of people

Innovative safety measures on the shop floor Customised CCTV camera surveillance with specific request suiting customer’s shop floor needs. Remote-operated LED search lights which work on radio frequency Different colour markings indicating different shop floor processes Green helmet workers on the shop floor, who are professionally trained in first aid and rescue operations A remote-operated crane which works on radio frequency Material handling equipment with auto stop features to avoid collisions Welding machines with photoelectric sensors to prevent fatal accidents.

says, “Apart from normal search lights, there is an increased demand for remoteoperated LED search lights, which work on radio frequency. These can be operated by remote within a 100-metre radius. LED search lights can even be mounted atop patrolling vehicles of a factory shop floor, especially in large facilities and oil plants.” The general trend in the manufacturing industry is towards increasing automation, enhancing productivity and maximising safety. Innovative solutions to develop equipment specific to one sub-sector of a particular industry – and thus, offer a highly customised solution for a very niche requirement – are also taking place. “Technologies have rapidly progressed in the past decade. We see superior control methodologies in terms of accuracy, repeatability and efficiency in the market today. Advanced mechanisms and the use of electrical sensors & invertors ensure

worker must not go. While the blue and green marking indicates the movement of inventory on the shop floor. This helps us reduce accidents caused by collations and ensures safer movement of both men and inventory on the shop floor,” says Hemant Narvekar, Chief Manager – Manufacturing, Switchgear Works, Siemens India. With the evolution of production processes and increased exposure to modern manufacturing techniques and global best practices, Indian industrialists are adopting newer technologies. Commenting on how ElectroMech has adopted these evolving technologies, Mehendale says, “We have a specially designed safety & security mechanism developed for our shop floor. For instance, we have green helmet workers on the shop floor, who are professionally trained in first aid and rescue operations. While this group continues to do their daily course of work, in case of an emergency or a mishap, they guide people on the shop floor. Their green helmet makes it easy to spot them from a distance on the shop floor in case of an emergency.”

MOVEMENT OF GOODS The safe movement of inventory within a shop floor is also necessary for ensuring a safer shop floor environment. To ensure

working on the shop floor as well as the operator.” Similarly, material handling equipment with auto stop features are also used to avoid any collisions on the shop floor. Sandeep Maini, Chairman, Maini Group, opines, “A number of technological advantages have been observed in the market especially in the past decade. Equipment with higher control methodologies in terms of accuracy, repeatability and efficiency are now available. We have equipment having higher safety functions. For instance, we have equipment with inbuilt sensors, which stop operation the moment they sense human presence near the equipment.” Likewise, the welding machine used in ABB RMU shop floor has photoelectric sensors placed adjacent to it in order to prevent any fatal accident from occurring on the shop floor. The moment an object passes over the crossover, the machine automatically stops.

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY IN SECURITY SYSTEMS The role of wireless technologies in security systems is at a tipping point of sorts that, many agree, will lead to explosive growth in time to come. Among the driving factors are more IT-savvy end-users, new

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The law states… In the Factories Act, 1948, there are specific provisions for providing personal protective equipment to workers, who are exposed to unsafe & unhealthy working environments. The provisions of law relating to the use of personal protective equipment in different operations & processes are framed in such a way that the workers working on operations and in the processes are protected against possible hazards. It is also the intention of the law that personal protective equipment shall be made of such materials that it withstands specific hazards for which it is being used. technologies that increase network bandwidth and the uncertainty of the future of POTS for alarm communications. Because of the ubiquitous wireless Internet, manufacturers now see the potential of wireless in security and surveillance. However, the wireless used in security systems is much more complex than the average wireless router. While the use of wireless for security systems makes up only a small percentage of the total installations, the future looks bright as the penetration of wireless networking into the total video surveillance market remains relatively low. There is still great potential to increase this penetration over the next 5-10 years. The industry has

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already taken notice of the potential for video over wireless. Ralf Kaptur, Product Manager – Mobile Machine Control, Hirschmann Automation and Control, says, “There is huge scope for growth in India. Indian companies have an increased appetite for safety & security equipment. Moreover, Indian companies are now slated to capture the global market. But to stay globally competitive, they need to adhere to international security standards.” “We have developed scalable mobile control system for mobile applications. These sensor-operated systems help avoid accidents. For instance, if a crane that has 10 tonne load capacity is made to carry

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extra load, the sensors attached to the crane immediately indicate this to the operator. This helps avoid misfortunes like crane breakdown,” adds Kaptur.

LOOKING FORWARD Industries face a number of hurdles while trying to ensure industrial safety. Safety is often largely viewed as a simple matter of applying specific routines. In many cases, the routines are repeated regularly despite the obvious signs of their inadequacies. What is needed here is an understanding that the sources of harm will have consequences that will vary in their character and severity. This view furnishes the realisation that hazards are not simply the agents most closely identified with the injuries and merely regulating them is not the definite way to lessen their effect.

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In order to increase productivity, efficiency and the morale of a company’s most valuable asset - its employees - various companies are now adopting machine safeguarding solutions. However, as production and industry standards keep evolving, so does the need to install state-of-the-art technology to meet the ever growing complexities. Taking a step forward, the industry is also looking at deploying software advantage to increase capabilities and safety levels. SHIVANI MODY n increased awareness of total return on investment has led manufacturers to shift their focus on strategic safety initiatives. Safety, in terms of human & machine health as well as environmental protection, has gained prominence due to an increased awareness of its strategic value. Leveraging on intelligent safety strategy initiatives and the competitive advantage that it will offer, manufacturers are utilising strategic safety initiatives to ensure alignment with their business goals. As a result, the overall machine safeguarding market is witnessing enormous growth due to the continuous demand for automation machinery.

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In fact, machine safeguarding has become one of the fastest-growing segments of the industrial automation market. As per the findings of an ARC Advisory Group report, the segment is expected to witness an increased annual compound growth rate of over 4.6 per cent through 2013.

SAFETY GOES GLOBAL Safety has become the mantra on a global scale and across numerous industries. The automotive industry, which historically dominated the market for safeguarding solutions – with a high concentration of robotic lines, stamping, metal fabrication and metal working operations – has also been followed by several other industries

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that recognised the productivity benefits achievable via safeguarding solutions. Nonetheless, food & beverage, textile, aerospace and furniture & wood products will continue to create the additional pull needed to drive growth in this market. According to NR Kulkarni, Head,Training, Precision Automation & Robotics India (PARI), “The machine safeguarding segment has evolved from fool-proofing to mistake proofing to mischief proofing to sabotage proofing. It has further moved from simple/ single provision to multiple (redundant)/ alternate technology provisions and from human to equipment to process component. It has become application specific rather than general use and from simple basic functional process to safety


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awareness to safety standards (OSHAs) towards statutory. From the hard (physical), it has progressed to soft (password) and has grown to be sophisticated. Also, it has upgraded from simple functional provision by the supplier to customer awareness to customer emphasis.” Rajendran A Menon, SSC – Product Manager, Rockwell, informs, “The manufacturing industry today has some fundamental forces at work that strongly emphasise on machine safety. The safety systems also include preventing a serious workplace injury, which is a top priority for the management as well as the labour. Manufacturers recognise both, the social responsibility and economic benefits of protecting its most important asset – the people.” Due to the globalisation of safety standards, customers are now designing equipment that will find significance on a global scale. In such a scenario, it is mandatory that the equipment comply with safety standards that span all regions across the globe. Hence, manufacturers are developing safety solution strategies that will give them the flexibility to meet global safety needs. Also, the electronics-based safety systems, which are supported by the release of globally accepted IEC61508 standard, allow safety-rated products to be developed with programmable electronic systems that meet strict safety performance levels and provide manufacturers with the same kind of programming flexibility and diagnostics with standard control systems that they have enjoyed for decades.

increase safety, efficiency & productivity, while reducing waste. S Sriram, Senior Manager, Omron Automation, says, “The automotive segment supported the growth of machine safeguarding solutions. In the case of other industries, there is a limited choice and these issues are seldom addressed. Most of the other sectors are not focussed on these solutions unless they are for critical applications.”

EVOLVING TECHNOLOGY The growing importance of safety systems has also led to the development of technology. Machine safeguarding can be defined in two terms – using devices (such as safety switches, safety locks, safety laser scanners, sensors, etc.) and periphery hardware (such as light curtains, safety guards, etc). Over a period of time, the technology for the two has evolved depending on the requirements of the industry. Menon says, “Applying lean philosophy to machine safety designs (ie. eliminating non-value add steps in any operation) has become an emerging trend. This is supported by programmable safety systems that can adapt based on the specific task that is being performed or on the operating mode of the production line. These systems streamline productivity by adapting the function of the safety system more closely with the work flow of the operator, thus making people and machinery more efficient.” Sriram adds, “Technology has significantly

GAINING PROMINENCE In the past, safety systems often were an afterthought and were implemented after the entire system or machine was outfitted. But today, times have changed. Providers of automated safety systems have realised that incorporating the safety network early in the machine or line design helps them achieve a strategic advantage. This helps maximise the utilisation of value-added features. For example, design in safety upfront helps end-users gain improved information flow & diagnostics, design flexibility and better overall system reliability, all of which help increase productivity and reduce costs. Functional safety is said to be a safety system that improves the functional operation of the machine and simultaneously helps

Automation plays a major role in machine safeguarding solutions. Nowadays, there is a thrust on the use of remote monitoring and maintenance solutions. Some of the latest solutions use a SIM-based control system. These allow managers to directly view the problems and operate the machines using mobile devices. This will be one of the growth areas for the industry. ANUP WADHWA, Director, Automation Industry Association

evolved. Nowadays, we have in-built safety levels in products. There is a definite move from electromechanical to electronic devices. Also, we see an increase in the use of photoelectric safety solutions.”

AUTOMATION AND SAFETY PROCEDURES The growing focus on automation has brought about the need for advanced levels of machine safeguarding systems. In the past, manufacturers used various guarding and lock/tag out strategies to protect operators. While these strategies were effective in protecting operators, the procedures involved were cumbersome. Hence, many operators chose to bypass them instead. The result: functionally safe systems that were not used appropriately. Menon says, “Today, there are flexible safety control products available that can reduce an operator’s desire to bypass safety procedures. Products such as light curtains and safety mats facilitate operators’ interaction with machinery. Modular relay systems or safety-rated PLC not only enable the coordination of large safety systems, but also enable them to be centrally controlled. These solutions improve functional safety by making it easier for operators to interact with the machinery.”

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS Wireless technology is being increasingly used to support the growth of remote monitoring & maintenance. Remote monitoring & maintenance, which has been around for many years, is now making its way into the systems. Most control systems will have the functionality built in. This will not only permit remote access to the machine, but will also allow the machine to be monitored, thus troubleshooting any potential problem that could arise, especially in hazardous environments. For instance, a forklift operating in an unsafe environment and being controlled by a remote will be considered part of a wireless-controlled technology and not really a ‘safeguarding’ solution. However, a wireless crane pendant giving priority to the emergency push button or key switch operating via a local electrical schematic could be a safety technology issue. The growth of remote monitoring &

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maintenance will be supported with evolving international standards. Anup Wadhwa, Director, Automation Industry Association (AIA), informs, “Automation plays a major role in machine safeguarding solutions. Nowadays, there is a thrust on

technology and automation, the need for machine safeguarding is at an all-time high. The growing focus has also led into it becoming a mandatory solution rather than an additional service. Wadhwa says, “Safety solutions available today can detect critical situations and initiate appropriate measures in just a Scope for Machine Safeguarding Solutions fraction of a second. These can integrate into standard control architectures, curtailing Machinery shipments have escalated at an unprecedented rate in virtually downtime by allowing operators to diagnose every sector of the market. Consequently, the demand side is creating a machine stoppages more intelligently – pull in the market across the entire range of safeguarding product especially nuisance trips – and quickly get segments. Furthermore, the safeguarding that is spreading rapidly outside production up and running again. As the the automotive sector has opened up a plethora of opportunities for the industry moves forward, these solutions will machine safeguarding supplier. Therefore, the challenge for suppliers of become a necessity in any organisation.” machine safeguarding components is to respond to the crisis strategically Increasing customer awareness will result in an increase in focus on machine by steering the business toward the emerging industries seeking control safeguarding solutions. Kulkarni says, reliable safeguarding components. “Generally, the machine safeguarding segment would remain integrated with the the use of remote monitoring and machine segment and this is sure to rise in would be on how to optimise the latest maintenance solutions. Some of the latest the coming years. All said and done, in technology and leverage best practices to solutions use a SIM-based control system. comparison with what hardware goes onto gain a competitive edge.” These allow managers to directly view the the machine, the safety related costs would Commenting on the challenges faced problems and operate the machines using be insignificant. However, machine by machine manufactures, Kulkarni says, mobile devices. This will be one of the safeguarding is an absolute necessity and “Choosing the appropriate technology and growth areas for the industry.” not an option and in spite of low costs, the cost overhead are some of the challenges value addition perceived is significant.” faced by machine manufacturers. Since the ADDRESSING CHALLENGES Most manufacturers now are focussed industry views safety as an afterthought, it Guarding for machines is more than just on updating their safety programmes from becomes difficult to implement these. On fabrication. It is a design solution to prevent the cumbersome systems of the past to the the other hand, excessive safety provisions access to dangerous moving parts. simpler design & deploy solutions common could mean more interruptions and the Invariably, all guarding is bespoke in its need today. loss of productivity/increased number of for fitting to existing machines or structures Menon opines, “Manufacturers that are recovery overheads/operability. Hence, or to cover a specific risk. Safety systems looking to win using competitive global there is a need for customising customers’ guarding design and installation engineers manufacturing strategies are deploying requirements.” draw on decades of experience in the solutions that optimise production & safety, However, Sriram feels that there is a design and fabrication of guard systems to improve throughput & yield and boosting need to create awareness among produce a complete solution for employee job satisfaction and increased machine safety. morale. Many new machines are Providers of automated safety systems have realised being designed to take advantage Often, the largest challenge that incorporating the safety network early in the of the flexibility afforded by the when designing a guarding system is effectively communicating the machine or line design helps them achieve a strategic solid state safety control systems. look, feel & operational effects of advantage. This helps maximise the utilisation of Many tasks such as lock out/tag the proposed solution. Also, the out are being simplified and value-added features. operator needs to be at the automated using safety PLC’s and centre of the system and not just also applying operational concepts the machine. like zone control. This follows a trend that customers. “It is essential to explain to In the past, there was a perception occurred with standard relays to standard customers the issues revolving around among the machine building community PLCs 30 years ago.” safety. They have to be made aware of the that safety adds on to the overall cost of the Following the emphasis on machine as technology used. Also, a cost-effective machine and affects their competitiveness well as human safety, the machine solution has to be worked out. All the in the marketplace. By adapting to the safeguarding solutions are sure to witness possibilities need to be considered as safety contemporary safety solutions, machine growth in the next few years. Also, cannot be compromised in any way,” says manufacturers have realised that an with evolving technology, the use of Sriram. efficiently designed safety system not only electronic systems and wireless solutions & OPPORTUNITIES GALORE protects the operator, but also improves standards are all set to gain prominence in With the growing focus on next generation productivity of the machine and differentiates the industry.

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them from competitors. Menon informs, “The major challenge machine manufacturers face today is maximising responsiveness and flexibility while delivering better, low-cost machines in record time. The second challenge

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UNION BUDGET 2011-12: RUN-UP

CREATING AN ECONOMY-WIDE BLUEPRINT FOR GROWTH Tracking last year’s Union Budget, apart from introducing various schemes, the key feature of Budget 2010-11 was harnessing economic growth to consolidate the recent gains in making development more inclusive. In this perspective, Union Budget 2011-12 may not particularly introduce new schemes, but while internalising the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) targets, it is expected to focus on the Neo-Classical approach to Economics; thus charting out an efficient exit strategy from fiscal stimulus. he Indian economy has truly justified both the Keynesian and the Neo-Classical school of thought in Economics. While government’s participation in the economic activity has always been a key characteristic of the Indian economy, such intervention (support) by the government assumed significance during the recent recession years. With countries across the globe functioning like command economies, an increase in fiscal deficit due to higher public sector spending and investment provided the necessary thrust to the private sector to ‘crowd in’ with investments. However, as much as the recession demanded an expansionary fiscal stance, a bid to return to normality and sustainability is the current requirement. In other words, it is time to focus on the Neo-Classical approach, which reasons,

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that running high fiscal deficits can adversely impact private initiatives and ‘crowd out’ private investments. The upcoming budget, while internalising the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management (FRBM) targets, is expected to focus on this latter approach thereby charting out an efficient exit strategy from the fiscal stimulus programme. This year’s budget will perform the dual role of a statement of accounts and an economy-wide blueprint.

FISCAL INDICATORS: WHERE ARE WE HEADED? The budget being a planned statement of the nation’s revenues and expenses is indicative of the way forward. A look at the past trends in various fiscal parameters will assist in consolidating an outlook for the upcoming budget. Table 1 provides an overview of the

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fiscal position of India over the last five years. The numbers confirm the well-established statistically significant relationship between gross fiscal deficit (GFD) and government borrowings. It is evident that during the global meltdown, government debt increased considerably in a bid to bridge the country’s financing gap. With government borrowings budgeted at Rs 4.57 lakh crore in FY11 (reduced to Rs 4.46 lakh crore during the year) the government has followed an expansionary fiscal policy to meet the changing macro-economic circumstances. It has however, simultaneously recognised the need to contract the same. Attempting to roll back on this fiscal stimulus, we estimate government borrowings to amount to a lower volume of Rs 4.30 lakh crore. With the introduction of tax rationalisation measures, tax revenues have grown at a rapid pace in the past. Indirect tax collections


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in the first half of this financial year (Aprilwill raise the cap on foreign direct investment eight per cent as a part of withdrawal of December, 2010), have been buoyant, in private sector insurance companies from incentives and support provided to help currently standing at Rs 237,192 crore and the present 26 per cent to 49 per cent, offset the negative impact of the global registering a growth of 42.8 per cent. These while providing statutory powers to the meltdown. collections account for 75.7 per cent of the pension regulator. The Banking Regulations SECTORS TO LOOK OUT FOR budgeted estimates of tax collections for (Amendment) Bill also aims at raising the – WHAT’S IN STORE FOR FY11. Consequent on these upbeat voting power of foreign entities in private CORPORATE INDIA AND collections, the target tax revenue has been sector banks in proportion to their stake HOUSEHOLDS? revised upwards by Rs 0.37 lakh crore to Rs against the current cap of 10 per cent. Two sectors may be identified as critical in 7.82 lakh crore. Furthermore, with the With black money growing to become a the upcoming budget, namely, the services streamlining of provisions under the Goods major concern, this is the most appropriate sector and the social sector; with regard to and Services Tax (GST) and Central Sales time for emphasising on the streamlining of the reform initiatives to be outlined therein. Tax (CST gradually moving towards procedures, norms & rules, which may be It may be noticed that the reforms in these termination), tax revenues may be expected regarded as the focus of Budget 2012. two sectors are distinctly characterised by to become a major contributor to strength There are proposals for the inclusion of their aims. in the fiscal position of the country. banks in participation in the commodities On one hand, services sector reforms Though 3G licences auction this year market. However, amid delicate are aimed at harmonising the tax structures has resulted in windfall gains in revenue of developments, this step, though proactive, to increase the tax base & tax efficiency and more than Rs 1 lakh crore, these have not might remain an apprehension, only to be coordinating with the international interface been released by the government and are tested into implementation after a few more through global best practices. On the other not likely to be used to cover the fiscal years. At the same time, stricter prudential hand, we have reforms in the social sector deficit. This may be interpreted as a norms might be extended to non-banking that are aimed at transforming the real pragmatic decision of the government, as financial institutions (NBFCs). Will NBFCs economy. these are one-time gains and will not as a be allowed unrestricted access to overseas rule aid in the sustainable reduction of fiscal funds in the form of external commercial SERVICES SECTOR deficit. borrowings, is the big question. If growth rates were viewed as an indicator The global meltdown resulted in B. Goods and Services of sectoral importance in the economy, one realisations of deficit parameters to be off The Goods and Services Tax (GST) has may clearly state that the services sector is a target, as shown in Table 2 (actual values been a major point of discussion and major contributor to the growth of the net of budgeted values). While the contention. The GST, once implemented, Indian economy. GDP growth in H1 FY11 Thirteenth Finance Commission (ThFC) will subsume the multi-indirect tax structure stood at 8.9 per cent, with the services prescribed certain targets for fiscal of excise, services and VAT duties; thereby sector growing at 9.6 per cent. consolidation, these have been revised providing uniformity to tax treatment and a. Financial Reforms Bills under the FRBM. The FRBM roadmap tax collection. Though the target date for The financing, real estate, insurance and recognising the changed macro-economic the roll out of GST has been pushed business services segment grew at 8.1 per scenario prescribes a target of 5.5 per cent forward twice, this budget is expected to cent in H1 FY11. With a series of Financial for GFD and about 54 per cent for debt as lend clarity on its implementation. a proportion of GDP. The Issues regarding GST, such as adjustments under both the ThFC the power to levy taxes and Budget 2012 will operate under some constraints and FRBM are largely backcross-utilisation of credits have to towards the ‘crystallisation of process flows’ be be resolved at a political and loaded, with GFD pegged at three per cent in FY15 (Table 3). it a targeted implementation of the National Food commercial level between the Taking stock of the domestic Security Mission, systematic expansion of the Unique Centre and the states. Currently, fiscal position vis-à-vis major the Centre has proposed a threeIdentification (UID) programme, GST and DTC, with tier structure — essential items to world economies, it may be expectations of positive all-inclusive implications be taxed at a concessional rate of noted that India recorded a debt/GDP ratio of 38.6 per cent across the spectrum of marginalised households to six per cent, others at 10 per cent in 2009, considerably lower than and services to attract a tax of corporate India. that of many advanced and eight per cent. emerging market economies Clarifications on Services Tax Reforms Bills to be tabled for discussion (Table 4). will be of special consequence to corporate during the Budget Session, the financial At the same time, as a commitment India. Companies will particularly look sector may be expected to witness a sea towards fiscal restraint, India has begun the forward to the modalities and implications change in its functioning and processes in rollback on discretionary fiscal stimulus of ‘point of taxation’ norms, levy on import the coming years. much before many other economies of the of services, possibility of CENVAT credit One aspect to be recognised is the world, especially, developed economies. In claims on a pro-rata basis and modification increasing importance being placed on fact, Budget 2011 itself, among various to the inverted duty structure (which foreign participation. For instance, it is measures, also accounted for an increase in currently makes taxes on inputs higher than hoped that the Insurance (Amendment) Bill Excise Duty to 10 per cent from the earlier taxes on finished goods for some items). In

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particular, with domestic & global fuel and commodity prices on the rise, the probability of tax holiday period for exploration and production (E&P) Oil & Gas companies might be extended, if the government regards this incentive as a mode to increase domestic production and supply.

SOCIAL SECTOR Budget 2012 may not introduce new schemes, but augment allocations to existing welfare programmes, with the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), in particular, expected to witness a nearly 60 per cent increase in funding. This increase may be attributed to the linking of wages under the scheme with the CPI for agricultural labour and a marginal increase in the number of working days to 100 days as guaranteed by the scheme. The aim is to secure and enhance livelihood in rural areas. Reform statements pertaining to the clean-up of the Public Distribution System (PDS) will have important implications to the real economy. High and accelerating inflation has been a major concern this year. The Wholesale

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Price Index (WPI) for December stood at 8.43 per cent, with the build-up this financial year crossing the six per cent mark. Food inflation for the week-ended January 27, 2011, touched seven per cent. Provisions for better storage, warehousing & transportation facilities along with greater accountability at fair price shops will aid the elimination of leakages, improve supply and ease inflationary pressures. Nevertheless, these are essentially long-term measures and might not result in immediate diminution in supply-side constraints. As a compensatory sweetener to rising inflation hurting households, the Finance Minister might probably provide for a hike in the Income Tax exemption limit to Rs 1.5-2 lakh. This would also be in alignment with the Direct Tax Code (DTC). Corporate India will particularly be interested in the implementation of the DTC, a major proposal with regard to the same being a reduction in corporate profit tax rate from 34 per cent to 30 per cent along with the changes in the Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT).

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under some constraints towards the ‘crystallisation of process flows’ be it a targeted implementation of the National Food Security Mission, systematic expansion of the Unique Identification (UID) programme, GST and DTC, with expectations of positive all-inclusive implications across the spectrum of marginalised households to corporate India. Krithika Subramanian, Associate Economist, CARE Ratings (The views expressed are personal) E-mail: krithika.subramanian@careratings.com

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Newly Arrived… For most of us indulging into entrepreneurial venture is an intimidating journey. But for those who want to challenge themselves and their ideas by putting it to test, this enticing journey is full of pleasure and pangs. Saluting such entrepreneurial ventures, here’s presenting a brand news section called Start-Up Strategies, which will offer the most inspiring insights into what it takes to transform a great idea into a profitable business. This is the first in the series.

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The phrase and the phase India Shining can no more be apt than the current age where one can clearly witness surge in the number of young entrepreneurs getting out of their traditional mindsets to drive the fortunes of India Inc. Taking a giant leap in this direction, ideaForge, a start-up founded by three IIT Bombay alumni in February 2007, is driven by one vision - leading the path. With unique lineup of businesses viz. alternative energy charging devices and autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles, ideaForge has been scaling high. With fresh vigour and zeal, the company is all set to change the dynamics of Indian manufacturing in the years to come.

PRERNA SHARMA amous American author Napoleon Hill had once said, “Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure.” This thought holds true when we talk about successful entrepreneurs. Greatest entrepreneurs are not known by that one idea, which they felt would do wonders in the world; rather, they sense the pulse of the customer, who they cater to. Besides this, their sheer determination and grit make them resistant to initial setbacks. Such is the inspiring entrepreneurial venture that one aspires to fulfil ones’ dreams and, in turn, create an iconic brand to bring ultimate value for the customer. Everyone dreams, but a few people dare to chase those dreams and make it a reality. One such company, better known for its unmanned aerial vehicle, which was seen in

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2009’s most successful film 3 Idiots, is none other than ideaForge. The company is fairly new in the market, but it has already attained a good position in the defence sector by its offering – unmanned aerial vehicle. ideaForge is in the business of developing alternative energy charging devices for various consumer electronic products & high-end technologies in the field of autonomous aerial vehicles. With a focus on sustainable use in operation, the company ensures highest quality products. The company has been incubated by Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE), IIT Bombay. The elated creators of the brand, ideaForge – Ankit Mehta, Rahul Singh & Ashish Bhat – share the same vision of creating solutions for Indian consumers that are at par with global standards. With strong academic credentials and an unwavering attention towards satisfying customer needs, the team of young technocrats has attained various milestones

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during its four-year journey. Much to its credit, the company has been associated with the Indian defence sector to supply its unmanned aerial systems. With brigh prospects in sight, the young team is mighty enthused with envious growth prospects. Talking of the growth journey so far, Rahul Singh, avows, “We are a four-year-old company, which was started by three people. This has now been expanded to five core team members and about 15 people. We started off making alternate energy products. These are devices, which can charge portable electronic devices. It need not necessarily be only eco-friendly technologies, but an alternative way of charging electronic devices.” Mobile phones being the most portable consumer electronics devices, the company chose to venture into this space.

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commercialised a parallel line of business. They have now forayed into building unmanned aerial systems. Taking about this promising offering, Rahul says, “We were interested in building robotics systems for a long time and develop technologies for the same. We realised its huge potential in defence, security & surveillance.” This gave birth to an unmanned aerial vehicle. Its unique offering, NETRA, is a completely autonomous hovering unmanned aerial vehicle ideal for short range missions and requires very short training time. Its intuitive point and click graphical user interface requires minimal user assistance allowing

THE BUSINESS ENABLER – SINE With the aim to create an ecosystem that will foster and support innovation and knowledge-based entrepreneurship, Society for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SINE) is providing growth pastures to start-ups in the country. Hosted by Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, SINE administers a business incubator, which provides support for technology-based entrepreneurship. In this way, SINE extends the role of IIT Bombay by facilitating the conversion of research activity into entrepreneurial ventures. the user to concentrate on the mission objective rather than the flying of the vehicle. Its quick deployment time and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) ability

THE PROUD TEAM Ankit Mehta (Founding Member): Ankit has done his BTech and MTech (Specialisation: CAD & Automation) in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay, graduating in 2005. He has worked for six months in a leading sales & marketing consultancy. He has implemented several original ideas while at IIT and also led to the establishment of the roots of an Innovation Cell at IIT Bombay. He has a pressing desire to create an entity that responds to the highest ideals and lead the way to an environment-friendly world.

Rahul Singh (Founding Member): Rahul has done his BTech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay, graduating in 2006. He has a passion for creating products that exceed customers’ expectations.

Ashish Bhat (Founding Member): Ashish has done his BTech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay, graduating in 2006. He has an undying passion for making simpler and better products.

Vipul Joshi (Sales & Marketing, Alternative Energy): Vipul has done his MBA from the University of Business and Finance, Switzerland, graduating in 2008. He has worked with Arvin Meritor as marketing trainee for over a year while doing his MBA. Prior to his stay in Switzerland, he had worked for Standard Chartered for one and half years in India.

Amardeep Singh (Marketing & Operations, Unmanned Systems): Amardeep has done his BTech and MTech (dual degree) in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Bombay, graduating in 2008.

expand its usage to confined areas of operation. It finds application in anti-terrorist operations, counter-insurgency in forested areas, hostage situations, border infiltration monitoring, local law enforcement operations, search & rescue operations, disaster management, aerial photography and many more applications. He further states, “I think we have the most indigenous and advanced technologies in this domain in India. We have started this offering exclusively for government-affiliated organisations and currently, we are only targeting Indian markets and have generated a good response, so far.” Talking about its most popular line of business – mobile power alternatives – these equipment help users charge their mobile phones wherever they are from the nearest and most convenient source. With this unique offering, they directly connect with the end user. In every aspect, both the business offerings are unique and are in stark contrast with each other. Through one product lineup, they directly link up with the vast demographics of the country, while with the other, they serve the ever-growing security needs of the country. Talking about the experience of working with the public sector undertaking right from the beginning, Rahul says, “Dealing with the public sector itself is tough. There is little transparency in the sector. But the good thing we have seen is that the government has recently started opening up for private participation as far as the defence sector is concerned. Till recently, only the big corporates could get into contracts with the government. But nowadays, companies, like us, can also grab a share of the pie. For a company, like us, it is very difficult to get a foothold into government-controlled sectors.”

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LESSONS FOR START-UPS Create a dynamic team that shares the company’s vision & mission Be realistic & pragmatic about your preference while starting a business While starting a business, expect most of the things that you do to go wrong Make the customer your judge. He is the final verdict of the success of your product Have a realistic timeline to build a brand.

Indian funding mechanism The Indian funding environment is not convenient and conducive for entrepreneurs unlike in the US. The reason is that the investors’ community is very risk averse and conservative in their approach towards entrepreneurs. As a result, there is a lack of momentum and resources in carrying forward an idea. Sense the pulse of customers As is the case with every business, make the customer your judge. He is the final verdict of the success of your product. Find the right channels to enter into the deepest roots of the market – rural India. The market is huge, but finding the right distribution network is a task. Identifying who is your customer is the biggest success factor. Photo By Sumedha Mahorey

from ground-up is a courageous effort irrespective of the kind of financial muscle you need to put in till the time you do not start getting returns on investments. Justifying this, Vipul Joshi, VP – Sales & Marketing, ideaForge, informs, “Irrespective of the kind of product line-up you offer, THE TURNING POINT entrepreneurship has It was very intriguing to know the certain basic challenges reason behind such a bold preference that people need to be Roto Charger of setting up a firm from ground-up realistically aware of. The Charge your phone anywhere, anytime! most basic factor is the team This helps you tap power by means of either despite having offers from worldcranking (wind-up mode) or rolling (roll-on renowned MNCs. Clearing the air, that sets up the task of mode) the device anytime you need to top Rahul & Vipul inform, “You need to be building a brand. It includes up charge on your phone to survive it the realistic and pragmatic about your reliability, complimentary skill next hour or make that last call. preferences. If you can afford to take sets and trustworthiness. The risk in life, probably you are lucky to strengths of the core team and Universal Rechargeable Battery Pack With Flash light do that because a start-up is a risk that their capability in driving the It can charge a mobile phone, MP3 player, you take with whatever you do. The start-up organisation to newer ahorey M a h d e PDA, etc. while you are on the move. By Sum Photo best thing about us is that each heights are the keys to making member of our team was able to be any business successful. It is the corporate, which has the expertise in on the same level of understanding to team that makes or breaks an i d e a . commercialising it. Second is to make sacrifice what it takes to start a business. If We have been lucky and quite balanced in technology, get acquired and be a part of you can afford to take the challenge and are our team. Beyond that, there are always the acquiring company. Making technology passionate and pragmatic about what you setbacks that you tend to underestimate – and selling it by your self is the most difficult. do, then nobody can stop you from being a the time, resource, and money flow that If you are planning to do that, realise the successful entrepreneur. You just need to are required to transform an idea.” challenges. The first part, of making the set the right goal for yourself.” Setting the right foundation technology, seems to be the easiest part for With such inspiring remarks, my very Providing a guide to budding entrepreneurs, a technology person. In the third option, first encounter with the young entrepreneurs Rahul reveals, “While starting a business, you create a brand, which is the challenging had been a real delight. It also reinforced expect most of the things that you do to go part. At every stage, all the questions and the fact that if you have an entrepreneurial wrong. As an entrepreneur, you need to challenges become simpler if these things ability in you, then go that extra mile and decide on the kind of company you are are clear within the team. It entirely depends fulfill your dreams. It just requires passion going to be. If your strength is technology, on what approach you would want to take. and a realistic goal… and everything else then among your options the first is to Be clear as to what you want as a company. will follow! develop a technology and licence it to a Have a realistic timeline to build a brand.” Unmanned Aerial Systems NETRA is a completely autonomous hovering Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ideal for short range missions and requires very short training time.

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Employees are best equipped to resolve a crisis in the shop floor. Organisations, which have supported and implemented the innovative solutions offered by its employees have not only enhanced their productivity, but also indirectly provided its workforce with an employee-friendly workplace. famous author had once said, “Improvement is not about the things you do well – that’s work. Improvement is about removing the things that get in the way of your work. Innovation is about converting those improvement ideas into sustainable reality.” The concept of converting improvement ideas into sustainable reality can best be explained in

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the Google analysis. 103,000,000 results in 0.07 seconds is what search engine Google throws up when I type the word ‘innovation’. This itself is an innovation as ‘searching’ was never so easy and fast. About three months back, typing ‘innovation’ in Google would have got me 100,130,000 results in something like 0.10 seconds. Now this makes me wonder, “Did it take about three months to slash 0.03

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seconds and increase the number of results by about three per cent?” May be yes, but the point is, someone somewhere in Google was not satisfied with the status quo and kept working to convert his/her idea into reality. This improvement in numbers does not look very impressive and is negligible at first glance. But imagine this, there are about 36,000 searches per second and if Google can eliminate about 0.03 seconds from a search, then it saves

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about 18 minutes of its customers’ time. for the committee as well. So, whenever benefits. The process takes about 15 This means that Google has not only saved it had at least 10 suggestions in queue, days. If accepted, the suggestion giver is asked its customers time, but has also created the committee either had to approve it to go ahead with the implementation. capacity to serve more customers’ at the or meet the person on the shop floor Once the implementation is complete, same time. for clarification in case they had doubts. the implementer gets back to the senior Although the Google analysis appears The committee could not disapprove team for closure. first in this article, in reality, the above lesson the suggestion in the absence of the The drawbacks of this system, however, was learnt only after I saw the concept suggestion giver. Also, the team had placed a small board came to the fore only after the trends of the being applied and implemented in the in front of the suggestion box where the implemented suggestions (in shop floor) factories and plants that I have been suggestion giver would have to consulting with. I have termed the concept: “Innovation Impossible is often the untried. Let us focus our energies mention the number of weeks he expects his suggestion to be Multiplicity Impact – Innovations on making something happen rather than finding ways to implemented in. The options at the bottom driving business at prevent it from happening. were – 1 week, 2 weeks, 4 the top”. weeks and 6 weeks. The This article is not about per employee indicated a drop of more employee had to mention any one ‘What is innovation?’ It is about ‘real than 45 per cent – that is, from 0.9 option along with the title of the examples’, ‘how innovation happens’ and suggestion/person to 0.5 suggestion/person suggestion, or else, his suggestion would ‘how it is supported’, which in turn helps – in a year. It was then concluded, “As the be rejected. drive the business with better quality, The suggestion giver would also be work load on the shop floor increased, reduced cost and ‘extended involvement’ responsible for the horizontal people were loaded with work and had no of the employees at the place in a factory, deployment along with a manager and time for improvements and hence, the which is generally taken for granted – the would share the gains of the impact. drop”. shop floor. The new suggestion system gathered An open house session with the shop The ideas shared below were all steam from the second week of its floor team (including managers and suggested and implemented by associates introduction. After about eight months, the associates) revealed that the employees at the shop floor level. Another amazing fact suggestions per employee picked up. It had issues with the process and the TAT, was that the associates who gave and went from 0.5 suggestion/person to which were too long. As a result, they had implemented the ideas not only shared 0.7-1.4 suggestion/person. In addition, the lost interest by the time they got the their involvement in horizontally deploying speed of horizontal deployment had almost approval. The associates then decided that the idea across plant/s, but also knew how doubled in this short span of time. This they could help design a process, which their ideas would impact their business in system has now been implemented in all its could ensure more implemented terms of productivity, cost, turn around nine plants, where they have saved about suggestions on the floor and decided to do time (TAT), safety, etc. Thus, they 0.8 per cent of the revenues. the following: understood the principle of ‘Innovation They changed the suggestion picking Multiplicity Impact’. Though only three Lesson learnt: Employees’ intellect should cycle from fortnight to the number of cases are shared here, it sure does drive be utilised and exploited to the maximum suggestions and fixed a trigger point at home the point of how innovation happens by lending proper support and being open four suggestions. This meant that if and on the shop floor. to new ideas. when there were four suggestions in the IMPROVING EMPLOYEE box, the suggestions had to go to the SUGGESTION SYSTEM RETENTION & committee for approval. STANDARDISATION, USING This organisation, being an auto ancillary, They placed a transparent tube and 10 PAY-PER-SKILL & GUIDED already had a suggestion scheme and a table tennis (TT) balls alongside each LEARNING SYSTEMS process for the same in place and that suggestion box. The idea behind this Most industries face two common basic too, designed by their highly paid ‘Business was that every time an employee drops problems today. First is attrition, which Excellence’ team. The suggestion a suggestion in the box, he also has to means that the speed at which employees system followed the typical standard drop a TT ball in the tube. This served leave an organisation is faster than the speed process and looked good till the time three purposes – first, to denote the at which an organisation hires and trains ‘innovation’ happened. 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manufacturing & assembly unit and a 100 per cent export oriented unit (EOU), faced a similar problem. To top it all, 50 per cent of the nearly 65 per cent workforce, which was contractual, changed every day. The organisation was struggling with the same quality issues ever since it started operations and had lost close to ` 64 lakh in eight months due to scrap and rework, primarily due to operator turnover. To tackle the crisis, the team – comprising two managers (one each from HR and production), two permanent workers, seven contractual workers and one contractor – decided to take up Probortunity (Problem + Opportunity) with the people at the shop floor, including contractual workers. No immediate solution was in sight, but the team decided to deal with the issue in two ways: Increase retention to reduce attrition rates Standardisation which in turn would increase the speed of training new employees. Retention In an attempt to solve the attrition problem, some data generation was done in the form of a survey questionnaire (in the local language) and all workers were asked to fill it. After analysing the data, 6-7 issues were identified – the two most prominent ones being money and facilities provided by the company. The team then conducted several sessions among themselves and also spoke to different workers in order to capture varied perspectives. After speaking to some more people, the fact that “the issue was not only money but also a steady increase in their salaries” became clear.

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The team then decided to take care of the problem in two ways: First was to find a way to give them a steady raise and second, was to help them save money. The second issue was addressed first and an immediate solution was provided. The organisation arranged for a transportation system to pick and drop the contractual employees so that they do not have to spend money on travelling. This in turn would result in some amount of saving. (A financial calculation revealed that the cost of providing transport was much lesser than the opportunity lost due to non-availability of workers. Also, the ROI calculated was less than four months). As a pilot project, the system was implemented in the assembly area to gauge the impact. To everyone’s surprise, within a fortnight, the 50 per cent complete change of operators reduced to 35 per cent and within the next four weeks it came down to 17 per cent. Thereafter, it stabilised. In addition to the above, the team then thought of implementing another solution called ‘Pay-per-skill’. (This idea was given by a senior operator who had learnt from his son about ‘Pay-per-click’ and ‘Pay-perusage’ system on the internet and mobile). The idea was to increase the pay of the worker as he learns new skills on the assembly line as well as in the manufacturing system. The initial payout, when the worker joined was low, but as he improved his skills and started producing good quality products, his payouts would increase and within three weeks, he could reach a level that was better than the others in that industry or area. It took about two weeks to design the system and a pilot system was started in the

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assembly area for a quarter. This pilot system was launched 2-8 weeks after the transportation system was started and the worker turnover was hovering at about 17 per cent. One month after introducing the system, the worker turnover went down from 17 per cent to nine per cent and further down to 6 per cent in a quarter. The results then prompted the team to implement the same concept in other areas of the factory, which resulted in huge savings in terms of line stoppages due to nonavailability of workers. This system of retention was designed by the workers, for the workers and supported by the leadership and hence it sustained. Involving people can be such a powerful tool, and people think only engineers can solve problems. Lesson learnt: People who face problems are the best ones to solve them. You only have to consult them. Standardisation Another chronic issue that the organisation was facing was that of workers not following SOPs. In addition, the procedures were not updated as per the latest work methods. Updating SOPs ensures quick training of new recruits who join the factory and begin working in the assembly line, which in turn would lead to production of good quality products in the shortest possible time. To solve this problem, a small team comprising new and old operators led by a production supervisor was formed. During the first brainstorming session itself a different approach was taken up and the team “reversed the problem” that is, the team tried to identify “reasons that will NOT allow us to follow standard operating procedures”. As a result, some very common sensical issues that were not being focussed on were identified. The issues were then grouped into three major buckets: System Issues – Either a system was weak or it did not exist. Awareness Issues – A system existed but people were not aware of it. Violation Issues – A system existed, people were aware, but violations still took place. It was found that most of the issues identified earlier were in the System Issues bracket, so the team decide to build a system to ensure the creation of standardised procedures to carry out SOPs. This is what the team pulled off:


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The pilot line chosen was the assembly line for a particular product for the European market. The team set up three mock assembly workstations, with scrap iron and wood, designed in a way to simulate activities of the actual assembly line workstations. Each mock workstation could simulate activities of six assembly line workstations, which meant that in the three workstations you could simulate the activities of the complete assembly line. The next step was to create a “Key Instruction Sheet (KIS)” for all the activities of each of the workstations along with the cycle time of each activity. The KIS were displayed clearly on the mock assembly workstations on a rotating hexagon stand in such a way that any of the six KIS in a particular workstation could be accessed within 2 seconds. So, any new operator would spend some allocated time practicing on the workstation under the supervision of a permanent worker before being deputed on the assembly line. However, the team thought this idea was not good enough because the operator still got distracted while working and so they tried another innovative idea. This time, they put a small used CPU & monitor in front of the workstation which could run CDs. Each activity was video shot with a voice over in the local language (a pair of headphones was also provided to ensure concentration) and six different CDs were made available on each workstation depending on the work that was to be practiced. Another amazing thing was that the length of each video was equal to the cycle time of the activity, which meant that the operator would know his pace of work. In order to ensure consistency in the mail assembly line, the new operator had to perform the activity on the mock workstation within the cycle time at least 21 times in the presence of a supervisor or a skilled permanent operator. The result of the pilot study was more than satisfactory as the quality defects on the line reduced by more than 80 per cent. The better part was that the new operators were getting trained in less than two hours in their respective jobs and were ready to be put on the assembly line. The immediate next step was to save the two hours as well. So, the team asked the new contractual employees to report two hours early to work so that they were ready by the time the shift started.

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COMMUNICATING AT THE SPEED OF A CLICK When looking at the downtime section of a production report of any plant, one column which you are bound to come across is ‘material shortage’, which could vary from five per cent to 15 per cent. Delving a little deeper you would find that in most of the cases it is not really material shortage (by material shortage we mean there is no material in the factory premises to even start the conversion process) as the material is already there but due to some planning issues either it has not been made or surprisingly made but either not shifted to the next process or not communicated to the next process of its availability. Believe it or not, but this was what was happening on the shop floor of a tyre manufacturing company in India. Nothing was really being done to solve the problem; rather, the supervisors and operators were being blamed for not achieving the production targets. No one asked and involved the production shop employees to solve this issue. However, during a production meeting, a group of associates/operatives got together and under a quality circle (QC) initiative decided to eliminate the problem of shortages. They asked their shift in-charge to speak to the site head and get permission to work on the issue. They also got a small budget approved, in case money was required. The team mapped out the complete current flow of information about the material among the departments. An analysis revealed that more than 80 per cent of the time the product was available in the previous process, but the downstream process had no information about the same. The issue was that although there was an intermediate storage between the

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two processes – because there were close to 45 machines in the previous process – the material would take a lot of time to move to the storage and hence, would lie in front of the machine for as long as three hours. So, when the supervisor came to the storage area from the downstream process to withdraw the material, he would generally not find the material (because it was lying in front of the machine) and would go back and book the downtime as “No Material”. On being asked why he did not search for the material on the shop floor, he said he had no time to go around and search for material in 45 machines almost every hour. To change something was even more difficult because of the unionised workforce. However, the team did not give up. One of the facts which triggered some thought was that each machine in the previous process was dedicated to a product, which meant reduced complexity to some extent. They came up with an idea of a simple display system where each bay would have its own dedicated counters of the products being made in that particular bay. Of the five bays, ‘Bay 1’ was selected as a pilot line as it had the most number of machines – 12 – and hence, maximum products were being produced here. Also, the data collected by the team revealed that the highest shortage was reported from this bay. The counter was designed in such a way that the “Machine Number” and “Product” could be easily changed and the counter connections were also thought of as an easy plug-in, plug-out mechanism. This was to ensure flexibility of the system in case the machine and product mix were to change. An old computer screen was used to display the information in the downstream process. The final frontier was to provide a counter switch on all the 12 machines and the complete cabling to connect the switch with the panel, which was displayed in the downstream process area so that the person withdrawing could know the status of the inventory. The next frontier was to put a similar switch on the downstream BAY 1

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side, which would reduce the counter by production the next two weeks to collect more data on the number of consumed inventory. So, if - SKU-wise downstream process the shortcomings. A couple of weeks the supervisor of the next process consumed production observations revealed the following: Some operators, at times, forgot to hit two pieces of SKU 1 and four pieces of SKU - Difference in the two productions the counter and so, inventory calculations 2, he had to enter the consumed quantities and the stock available (which would went wrong. so that the inventory status remained live all indicate the inventory levels). Operators of the previous process kept the time. With the help of IT department, The above numbers were punched by a producing and hitting the counter, electronics experts and the top management, production planning & control member, irrespective of whether those SKUs the team managed to install a reverse and hence, would give the downstream were being consumed at the counter in the downstream process. This process supervisor a reference to check if downstream process. So, at times, they meant that the previous counter would his counters show the same inventory had huge inventory material that they only add, while the downstream counter figures. did not require and no inventory of would only subtract. After these modifications, the pilot line material that they urgently needed. Work on one bay was completed within ran for about three weeks and the results The supervisor in the downstream a week’s time and the team was set to do a were stunning, as the material shortage due process, at times, forgot to punch the pilot run on it. Next Monday, before the to information lapse between the two counter, which again led to wrong operators went to their allocated machines, departments (in Bay 1) were reduced to inventory calculation. a small meeting led by the team leader and ZERO. This concept was then rapidly an operator, who masterminded multiplied in all the remaining Most industries face two common basic problems today. bays and results were as good the innovation, was conducted to explain the new system and First is attrition, which means that the speed at which as the pilot run. Some would call this how this would help other employees leave an organisation is faster than the speed improvement and not operators form the next process at which an organisation hires and trains people to get innovation, but I guess innovation and reduce their searching, onboard, and the second is somewhat related to the first is indeed improvement. What walking and downtime, which in this team pulled off was turn was eating into their – following standard operating procedures (SOPs). unthinkable for some of the incentives. The team once again had another factory managers, who continued to find ‘Bay 1’ operators immediately agreed, brainstorming session with the IT faults with the system. The team, however, probably because it was one of their own department and electronic experts to find a continued to prove them wrong again and members who designed it and was solution to the issue. This is what they finally again by innovating, improvising & explaining the system. Also, they could implemented: implementing small changes in the system, understand the bigger issue of production The counter in each machine was which in turn made the system even more loss which was linked to their incentive. The connected with the machine in such a robust. trials began in the first shift and as expected, The ‘Innovation Multiplicity Impact’ led way that after each cycle, if the counter the counters were ringing like cash counters. to saving more than ` 10 million for the was not pressed, the machine would They were not only flashing the exact company. Now, the team is being sent to all not operate. In case the product numbers of inventory for a particular SKU, the other plants to solve similar problems produced was defective and needed but also flashing the machine where it was between departments. I am sure we will rework, the counter would still have to available. have more stories to share. be pressed, but the product would The supervisor from the downstream move towards the rework area. process had to just send the material handler Lesson learnt: Impossible is often the An upper limit was fixed for the counter to the machine from where he intended to untried. Let us focus our energies on in the previous process, which meant retrieve a particular code as per the making something happen rather than that if the downstream process did not production schedule and hit the counter finding ways to prevent it from happening. consume a particular SKU for a certain switch. The result, no ‘material shortage’ Happy Innovating!! period of time, then the counter in the was booked for the SKUs being made in machine of the previous process would Bay 1 in the first shift. Dr Shubhrangshu Barman Roy, Director, Chief not move ahead after certain number The site head, GM & process owners Consultant & Mentor, Lean India Consulting Group and in turn, the machine would not rushed to the shop floor at the end of the E-mail: shubhrangshub@gmail.com operate. This would be an indication shift to see and congratulate the team for that that particular operator can be used their effort. What the organisation saved in elsewhere. one shift was six times more than what was INSIGHTS & OUTLOOK: In order to ensure that the supervisor of invested. So, does this mean that the team Innovative Safety Approaches the downstream process does not forget should now deploy it horizontally and Creating A Secure to punch the counters, another exploit the ‘Innovation Multiplicity Impact’ Shop Floor electronic display board was put on the concept? Not exactly. floor of the downstream process, which After a short team meeting with all the would indicate three figures: shift operators it was decided that the on pg. - SKU-wise previous process system will be kept under observation for

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TATA NANO

EXEMPLIFYING FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING Manufacturing of the iconic brand Nano required a flexible manufacturing environment, which could produce a component in 53 seconds; with best quality output. Thus was born the Geo Pallet conveyer system, which helped Tata Motors realise this admirable feat.

aking their legacy forward, Tata Motors has been attaining shop floor excellence ever since its inception. Company officials describe shop floor innovation as – redefining the conventional process by seeking new technologies and aligning the same with their requirement. In the year 2010, Tata Motors introduced Nano, a new segment of its class. It gave the Indian auto market, a new dimension. Here’s a detailed description of its cost-effective approach towards manufacturing this unique compact car. With the phenomenal growth of the Indian auto industry, the manufacturing facility calls for a very high-volume and flexible facility to meet the customer’s demands on time. Keeping an eye on customer demands and available working time, the manufacturing facility also calls for a

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challenging Takt time for vehicle production. Takt time is the time frame within which the manufacturing line has to deliver the finished product. Therefore, to achieve low-cost manufacturing, engineers at the Nano plant have tried to redefine the existing manufacturing process by innovating and approaching new technology and techniques. One of the main drivers in this is the identification of future consumer’s needs and demands, supported by innovative tools. So, looking into future avenues, the facility should be flexible enough to meet the ever-changing demands of the Indian customer. It should be flexible enough to accommodate new models, with less investment. Also, the product introduction time should be low. For example, here at the Nano plant, the company has redefined and made a quality centric flexible system of white body manufacturing process by using Geo Pallet.

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FACTORS TRIGGERING INNOVATION The demand for Nano is very high. Thus, the manufacturing facility calls for a line wherein a product can be manufactured in 53 seconds, with best quality output. Using of the Geo Pallet conveyer system, ensures very high body transfer speed. The transfer time taken, including clamping, is only eight seconds. Transfer time is a waste in the process. Thus, less transfer time leads to more (available) working time. This increases the overall utilisation. The second aspect is the flexibility for introducing new models. The competition in the manufacturing industry, over the next decade, will be focussed on the ability to flexibly and rapidly respond to the changing market conditions. The success in manufacturing calls for the adoption of new flexible technology that can manage anticipated change with precision. Using the


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Geo Pallet system, the model introduction time in the same line is drastically reduced and so is the investment cost.

INNOVATION INTRODUCED In the auto manufacturing industry, body in white (BIW) is a process wherein different body panels (sheet metal) are welded together to form the body shell. To facilitate the manufacturing process, several stations – as per the geometry & build sequence of the car – are defined after Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance. Now, the process calls for a system to transfer the car from one station to the other without losing the dimensional properties. To carry out this process, there are different technologies available and used. The traditional concept is using a technology wherein the body is clamped and de-clamped at all the stations. However, as there are too many mechanical arrangements involved, this would result in high cycle time and damage the under body, which would in turn, hamper the quality. This is unacceptable to both, the company as well as the customers. The Geo Pallet system has a pallet with four sublevel clamps that hold the body in the desired position, at all the locations. It has a one-motion-guided-hole in which the shaft is pushed to give motion to the pallet. The sublevel clamps are always in the ON position, and therefore, the body needs no up-and-down mechanism (at each station); thus eliminating the chance of body damage. Also, in case a body is to be de-clamped, the pneumatic system will automatically get connected to the pallet. Except this operation, it does not require any compressed air /electrical energy. Another crucial factor is the motion of the body. It has to be precise enough for accurate location of the pallet on the station, in order to facilitate the robotic spot welding at the correct position, with precision repeatability. To make it happen, there are two heavyduty servomotors, which ensure precision motion of the body.

HURDLES ENCOUNTERED Hurdle #1: Managerial To convince the top management about going in for a radical change in the conventional approach, a comparative framework was made. Here, seven different options and calculation cost per car were prepared. Also, the standard kaizen methodology of using seven ways for each of the options was used. Here, the safety/

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ergonomics, quality, investment, flexibility, maintenance, cost of operation and manpower were mapped. Using this logical approach, the company managed to convince the top management to implement the technology. Hurdle #2: Technical implications The second hurdle was the technical implications of using the new concept. The challenge was to control the body dimensions of the BIW during mass production. To overcome the technological challenge, several rounds of brainstorming were held. Suggestions from suppliers were also invited. After that, the decision to use ‘sublevel clamps’, which will hold the BIW at the desired position was also made. This breakthrough resulted in much better dimensional accuracy in comparison to the company’s competitors’ vehicles. Hurdle #3: Suitable method of tracking The third hurdle was to explore the most suitable method for tracking BIW. The challenge was to define a system for data exchange between the Geo Pallet and the company’s Manufacturing Execution System (MES). There are several technologies available, like wireless or automatic guided vehicle, etc. But the challenge was to make it low-cost and most effective, with zero error. For this, another brainstorming session was held at the conclusion of which it was decided that Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) system was the best option. Hence, RFID was installed on each pallets and RFID readers on the key stations.

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RFID was then connected to the Line PLC, which was connected to the MES server. By using this mechanism, the company was able to track each body in the BIW shop. This innovation led to huge energy savings as well as resulted in a flexi system for future model introduction, with expected cost saving of around `100 crore.

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Sustainable development can be attained by achieving breakthrough process innovation, which comes by not following the standard off-the-shelf techniques available. The company’s objective was to manufacture Nano at the lowest possible cost, with the best quality, in order to meet customer demands. To achieve this, the company explored some radical changes in the current practices followed in the industry. Now, the question is the amount of risk involved in introducing a new technology, especially where the investment is very high. To overcome this challenge, a structured and logical approach of problem solving and mapping all possible solutions in a comparative frame work of seven ways, is the key to success. Also important is the sustainability of the new process and flexibility of the system. While introducing this new concept, the company had also aimed for flexibility of the system for future model introductions, as this innovation process should also compliment the innovative process of the organisational process. Inputs by Ashwin Mattoo & Deepak Tamaria, Senior Managers, Tata Motors


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IN THE SERIES 5S for Operators: 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace This book teaches workers the basics of 5S – Sort, Set, Shine, Standardise and Sustain

Autonomous Maintenance for Operators Introduces operators to equipment maintenance and motivates them to take ownership of their equipment

Cellular Manufacturing: One-Piece Flow for Work Teams Introduces production teams to cellular manufacturing concepts and prepares them to help in the design of new cells

Focussed Equipment Improvement for TPM Teams Gives the TPM teams a powerful framework for further improving equipment performance

Identifying Waste on the Shopfloor An excellent guide to understand, identify, and eliminate waste on the shop floor

to workers on the shop floor through clear descriptions accompanied by illustrations. Each book in the series focusses on a particular lean concept – 5S, TPM, identifying waste, mistakeproofing, cellular manufacturing, so on and so forth.

A HANDY TOOLKIT The benefits of advanced manufacturing methods cannot be realised until they are practiced consistently and proficiently by the entire workforce. And the Shopfloor Series presents a simple, low-cost way to quickly get everyone onboard. The series presents the basic methodology of shop floor activities and hands-on activities for shop floor teams to maximise equipment effectiveness. The Series can be used primarily by shop floor supervisors to lead operator teams in implementing TPM programmes and other shop floor activities. For the most costeffective on-site education, every supervisor and team leader in any operation should read this book.

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Features Shingo’s SMED approach for shortening set-ups and boosting manufacturing flexibility

While all the books are equally interesting, ‘Kanban for the Shopfloor’ is one of the best books in the series. It is written to give the readers a powerful tool to help them ‘learn’ the shop floor technicalities. According to the book, the primary benefit of Kanban is to reduce overproduction – the most critical of the seven deadly wastes. Kanban produces exactly what is ordered, when it is ordered, and the quantities ordered. It has been called the nervous system of lean production because it manages production just as our brains and nerves manage our body. As Kanban is applied in the shop floor, it will become the communication system that keeps everything integrated and in harmony. The book gives the reader an orientation to the complex topic of Kanban in an organised and easily-to-assimilate manner. The ‘getting started’ section suggests learning strategies and gives the reader an overview of each chapter. Kanban for the Shopfloor gives the reader the information they need while implementing this important lean manufacturing approach on the shop floor. This book provides an approach to production scheduling and communication between process to avoid overproduction and overstocking. Kanban for the Shopfloor draws on a wide variety of productivity’s resources. Its aim is to present the main concepts and techniques of the kanban system in a simple illustrated format that is easy to read and understand. The methods and goals discussed here are an important part of the lean manufacturing system developed at Toyota Motor Company.

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Establishes the best activities and sequence steps to maximise performance and minimise waste

The series has expanded over the years and now includes 16 books, though a few are variations on one topic. For example, the publisher offered TPM for Every Operator, TPM Team Guide and TPM for Supervisors. Some of these books are also part of the learning packages. For example, Kaizen for the Shopfloor Learning Package, which includes five copies of the book, a leader’s guide, a laminated job aid, a copy of another book not in the series and additional material in a CD. If you are looking for solid training materials that have endured over time, the Shopfloor Series is a good read to start with. Productivity Press is developing a similar series of books for the healthcare market. One of the first of these is 5S for Healthcare, scheduled for release later in the year.

Just-in-Time for Operators Shares lean manufacturing principles of waste reduction, inventory control, cell layout & support techniques

Kaizen for the Shop Floor Takes the reader through the steps in conducting an effective Kaizen event

Kanban for the Shopfloor Provides the information needed to understand, plan and implement Kanban

Mistake-Proofing for Operators Introduces poka-yoke methods for preventing defects by monitoring process conditions at the source

OEE for Operators Makes overall equipments effectiveness accessible to workers who have the most to gain from improving equipment

Pull Production for the Shopfloor Provides knowledge that can be used to understand, plan and implement pull production

Quick Changeover for Operators

TPM for Every Operator Focusses on basic TPM principles, autonomous maintenance and safety

TPM for Supervisors Gives supervisors a practical and to-the-point understanding of the benefits of TPM

TPM Team Guide Emphasises integration of TPM with production management. This book is perfect for supervisors, operators, facilitators and trainers.

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CUTTING EDGE SOLUTIONS

NEW SOLUTION FOR CONTINUOUS POWER SUPPLY ON OFFSHORE RIGS solution, which boasts of a triple action mechanism to deal with issues faced at offshore rigs, has recently been developed by R. STAHL, provider of a wide range of explosion-protected enclosures and UPS solutions components. In order to ensure a continuous power supply for lighting the platform, which must be operational at all times, the company installed a distribution panel with a safe parallel feed from the standard power supply and the emergency grid. By installing a combination of CUBEx flameproof enclosures and enclosures with increased safety connection chambers, the company was able to implement a very compact, weight-optimised system within the limited installation space on the offshore platform. The lighting distribution panel features two interlocked inputs. Additionally, each outgoing line is separately monitored for ground faults. All functions can be activated from the outside and the status of each outgoing line is clearly indicated by the position of the handle. All outside metal parts of the seawater-resistant CUBEx

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Explosion-protected UPS system from R. STAHL ensures a fail-safe power supply on offshore platforms by means of a battery unit

Tasked with designing a UPS solution for an offshore rig where temperatures range between 35°C and 50°C, the company installed a battery charger in the largest available CUBEx enclosure. Several special

features were also adopted to ensure heat dissipation. These include a patented cold plate technology with the help of which heat is directly evacuated from the protective enclosure. A heat sink was also attached to the side of the enclosure, which permits easy access to the CUBEx unit during maintenance. A stainless steel fan for hazardous areas with a motion monitoring function has also been installed above the enclosure to facilitate heat dissipation. The fan also had to be adapted for use in Zone 1 under extreme environmental conditions. Forced cooling has been controlled and monitored by an intelligent control system in which the operating mode of the fan is adjusted depending on the current ambient temperature. Due to these measures, a maximum power loss of 1,000W has been compensated. A considerable amount of exhaust heat generated by charging the batteries is thereby released in the environment without compromising the operation of the charger. Apart from these features, a battery-powered emergency grid has also been installed in parallel.

ENERGY-SAVING TOPTHERM FAN-AND-FILTER UNITS ith its newly developed TopTherm fan-and-filter units, Rittal – the world’s largest manufacturer of enclosure systems – has proved that significant improvements in ventilation are still possible. The innovation is the first in the world to use diagonal technology. When installed, it ensures a far better air throughput for improved ventilation in enclosures and housings. Other convincing advantages, besides the simple, tool-free assembly, are easy maintenance and increased efficiency. Extensive tests have shown energy savings of upto 43 per cent. Using diagonal fan technology, Rittal has succeeded in creating an intelligent synthesis of radial and axial ventilation in its new TopTherm fan-and-filter units. The new fan technology is characterised by the fact that the air outlet direction is not, as previously, in the fan’s axial direction, but instead, diagonal to the outside. This favours an even distribution of air in the enclosure or housing, and avoids the formation of hot spots. In addition to the flat design, the key benefits

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are steeper curve and a higher pressure saddle. As a result of this, the system has got higher pressure stability and when installed under operating conditions it provides a higher and more constant air flow over a wide area. This in turn means an increased operating life for the filter mats without having to settle for any loss of power in return. Through completely tool-free assembly, the fan-and-filter units can be simply mounted and the air flow direction can be quickly changed. Electrical connections can be made easily, and maintenance, including filter mat replacement, can be conducted without a hitch. During installation, the tried and tested, snap-on mounting system allows for easy insertion of the fan-andfilter units into the prepared mounting cutouts. The dimensions of the mounting cutouts are identical with those of the previous models. Spring-type terminals, into which the wires or conductor sleeves are inserted, replace conventional screw terminals when making electrical connections. To improve performance, several fan-and-filter units can be seamlessly bayed to one another without

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Rittal’s TopTherm fan-and-filters unit

leaving any disturbing gaps. In order to demonstrate the performance of the new fan-and-filter units, Rittal has conducted extensive tests that allow a direct comparison between the old and new technologies. The result: Thanks to the benefits of the new diagonal fan-and-filter unit, the running time of TopTherm filter was cut by around 40 per cent. The power consumption was thus around 43 per cent below the conventional level. TopTherm fan-and-filter units are available in various outputs, ranging from 20 m3/h to 700 m3/h.


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UV-TRANSPARENT COATING FOR IMAGE SENSORS mage sensors used in cell such as high temperatures and moisture. phones are partially colourThat is why CMOS devices are covered blind. This is because of their with a silicon nitride coating. This chemical coating, which prevents UV light compound forms hard layers, which protect from passing through. CMOS chips are, as a the sensor from mechanical influences and result, not suitable for spectroscopy. A new the penetration of moisture and other production process makes the coating impurities. The protective coating is applied transparent and the sensors suitable for to the sensor in the final stage of CMOS special applications. semiconductor production. The process is They have been used as standard in called passivation, and is an industry multimedia requirement. electronics for a Unfortunately, long time, and till now, this now, they are passivation has making rapid entailed a inroads in highproblem – the performance silicon nitride applications – coating limits CMOS image the range of sensors are no o p t i c a l longer only used in applications cell phones and because it is CMOS image sensors can now be covered with a transparent protective digital cameras. impermeable to coating that is permeable to light in the UV and blue spectral range The automotive light in the UV industry, for and blue instance, has discovered the potential of spectral range. optical semiconductor chips and is CMOS sensors used in high– increasingly using them in driver assistance performance applications, like special systems – from parking aids and road lane cameras, are therefore partially colourdetection to blind-spot warning devices. In blind. Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute special applications, however, the sensors for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems that convert light into electrical signals have IMS in Duisburg have found a solution to to cope with difficult operating conditions this problem, “We have developed a new

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process step that allows us to produce a protective coating with the same properties, but which is permeable to blue and UV light. This reduces the absorption of shortwave light,” says Werner Brockherde, Head of Department, Fraunhofer IMS. The trick is to increase the proportion of nitrogen in the coating, explains Brockherde. In simplified terms, the new coating material will absorb less light of energy higher than blue light, which means the sensor becomes more sensitive at the blue and UV range. “This makes CMOS image sensors suitable for use in wavelength ranges down to 200 nanometre,” states Brockherde, adding “With standard passivation, the limit was about 450 nanometre.” To change the structure of the silicon nitride for the coating, the Fraunhofer research scientists had to fine-tune the deposition parameters such as pressure and temperature. With this process development, experts have expanded the range of applications for CMOS image technology. This could revolutionise UV spectroscopic methods, which are used in laboratories around the world, significantly improving their accuracy. Likewise, CMOS image sensors stand to take up a new role in professional microscopy, as in fluorescence microscopes, providing scientists with images of even greater detail.

TECHNOLOGY FOR LOW-COST PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS DEVELOPED non-toxic and non-corrosive technology that enables the production of solar cells at low cost and which can be printed on glass or other surfaces has been recently developed by Photovoltaics Oxford, a company born as an offshoot of the University of Oxford. The company is working on the combination of the first fruits of research on solar cells and electrochemical photosynthetic plastic semiconductor, photovoltaic cells to create a solid-type dyesensitised solar cell that can be produced at low cost. According to the information available, green colour is the most efficient way to produce electricity, followed by red and purple. Currently, there are many technologies for the production of photovoltaic cells of type thick-or thin-film,

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The production cost of this type of solar cells is 50 per cent lower than that required for thin-film technologies

types of dye-sensitised technologies, which are also hampered by the volatile nature of liquid electrolytes. Photovoltaic technology,

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on which the company is working, can replace the liquid electrolyte with a solid, organic semiconductor, allowing the entire photovoltaic module to be printed on surfaces of various kinds. According to the company, the production costs for this type of solar cells are 50 per cent lower than the costs required for thin-film technologies. The company also expects that this new type of cells may correspond to the cost of electricity generated from fossil fuels. Commenting on the prospects of this development, Kevin Arthur, CEO, Photovoltaics Oxford, says, “This technology represents a breaking point in this area. We are closely working with major companies in the renewable industry to demonstrate that there are opportunities to meet their expectations of an economic criterion and product life.”


ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING

UNNECESSARY EXPENSE OR STRATEGIC INVESTMENT? In their race to be the best in class, manufacturing firms across the globe are opting for solutions that provide biggest bang for the buck. One such software is enterprise resource planning that has been gaining momentum lately. Most importantly, it is a very helpful tool for SMEs in realising quick return on investment (ROI). nterprise resource planning (ERP) has become quite an established term over the last decade. For most of us, it means a tool that helps an organisation run various functions of its day-to-day operations along with driving strategic decisions. ERP systems have the potential to cover a wide arena of functions such as human resources (HR), supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), financials, manufacturing functions and warehouse

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management system (WMS). The evolution of ERP followed the general evolutionary trend of IT. Long ago, organisations worldwide started realising how the adoption of an ERP system made some of them distinctly competitive and others, the exact opposite. On the other hand, product development in ERP, over the last three decades, has ensured that ERP products are not just a competitive differentiator for large companies, but also a critical enabler for midsize companies as well. For every midsize company, not enabling itself with a good ERP system

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today is like trying to conduct business without using basic technological tools like emails. To clarify, ERP is an integrated system, which facilitates the required collaborative effort for various departments of an organisation such as marketing, sales, production, quality management, materials management, logistics, financial accounting and financial control. At the very basic level, integration of such a system helps in ensuring accuracy of information, productivity, efficiency, scalability and above all, reliability. This system unleashes the possibility of


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implementing management practices that make an organisation fundamentally different from another. The main problem faced by SMEs when it comes to ERP is that their requirement is limited, while the product offered exceeds their specifications in all aspects (including the costs). This gap needs to be analysed by the companies and SMEs. Since it is not possible for vendors to bring down their standards for the sake of the company; neither is it feasible for the latter to upgrade, for the sake of the former. So, for appropriate management, there should be a balance between the two. The company should discuss with the vendor and analyse the pros and cons of every possibility to match their requirements.

BASICS OF GUARANTEEING A RETURN ON INVESTMENT Not every collection of features is an ERP product: ERP is a software product. Its market has evolved over the last two decades, and has chalked out clear market leaders and a host of other products. Choosing the right product is essential to ensure that one gets the highest return from the investment made. Implementing an ERP system and fine-tuning it to be a business enabler over a well-defined roadmap requires that the product chosen by you does not exhaust itself as you go beyond operational execution. It should be capable of enabling your strategic insight, competitive edge and USPs. Just as it is well understood today that developing a software system from scratch as your own ERP is a big waste of energy, choosing a product that covers 75 per cent of your operational execution is as imprudent. Explosive growth and high returns come from your ERP system when you are able to take beyond operational execution and use for one of following: Operational excellence Strategic decision making Competitive advantage Scalability enabler. It is important for the product (that you choose as your ERP system) to be able to enable all of the above, over a period of time. Most immature ERP products exhaust themselves at the level of operational execution itself, leaving no scope for growing to subsequent steps of evolution. Implementing the product well is as important as the product itself: Implementation is a crucial factor in ensuring

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the success of an ERP initiative. The process does not mean just setting up the transactional parameters and master data for a product, so that it can function for a specific company. It is a purely business-driven exercise of bringing about a change and taking the organisation along with it. The following factors are critical to the success of an ERP initiative: Selection of a worthy partner who can bring definitiveness to your project in terms of timelines and ability; to give you the best solution for your business A clear solution strategy and implementation plan Buy-in and support from company leadership Buy-in on the solution features from all function leaders Communication strategy for every section of ERP users Commitment of right resources to the project Single-minded pursuit to finish the project as per original schedule A project control procedure that leaves no room for lack of accountability and has the ability to incentivise everyone involved.

WHERE DO YOU GET THE ROI FROM? Lower cost of operation: Higher productivity and efficiency leads to lower cost of operation across the organisation. Higher serviceability to customers: A company that operated at 85 per cent serviceability ratio to its customers can operate at 95 per cent of serviceability as a result of collaborative efficiency between sales, production, quality check and logistics. This translates to 10 per cent more revenue collection and proportionate profits, year after year. Higher throughput: Getting more out of your installed capacity could translate into a huge amount of saved capital investment. With a good ERP product and a well-implemented solution, one can optimise its production capacities and coordinate with sales to achieve higher throughput. Faster inventory turns: Most manufacturing companies have 70 per cent of their cost in the raw material. Faster inventory turns means significantly lower amount of working capital and its cost. Lower cost of compliance: Accurate and

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demonstrable operational execution means higher statutory compliance. This translates into saving significant amount of money on ensuring compliance and management time. Control on intended inefficiency: As the organisation grows, visibility and transparency is sacrificed. A trust-based system offers scope for mismanagement. A good ERP system brings in a huge deterrent of audit trail and traceability into the system. This leads to a huge amount of money being saved over a period, in material handling itself. Dr Mahesh Taneja, AVP – Finance & IT, Munjal Showa, says, “For a company that has crossed the ` 50-crore turnover, cost of the best ERP solution can be recovered from the material handling efficiency itself.”

ERP, A WEALTH CREATOR Apart from tangible benefits, there are plenty of intangible benefits. Can we really think of implementing vendor evaluation or distributor management, if we cannot measure a few key result areas, accurately, in real time? Can we possibly incentivise our dealer network if our marketing department’s vision of a rebate system cannot be automated through our ERP system? Is it going to be possible to sell to an OEM in Europe if our ERP system does not help us in tracing the component supplier, in case our client had to unfortunately recall its product? What if my USP is fastest order-to-delivery, if I cannot make it happen through my ERP system? Can I ever ignore the fact that a core of well-defined processes that is embedded into my ERP system, can free my management to drive the company to a growth target in four years time that was otherwise to be achieved in five years time? The list of RoI elements goes on. On one hand, ERP is as necessary to a business as an email is in today’s world. On the other hand, a good ERP system can be a source of sustainable competitive advantage, higher profits and scalability. For an Indian manufacturer growing beyond, say, a ` 50-crore turnover, having a good ERP solution is a must! The great news is that it is actually a wealth creator. Vinay Singh, CEO, Vital Wires Consulting E-mail: vinay@vitalwires.com


ENGINEERING EXPO CHENNAI 2011

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CULTIVATING A PASSION FOR SUCCESS Apart from being the custodian of a rich cultural heritage that dates back to over 2,000 years, Tamil Nadu has emerged as an industrial powerhouse in recent times. Such has been the charm of the state that more & more MNCs want to be a part of this growth bandwagon. Facilitating such a conducive environment is Engineering Expo Chennai in its yet another refreshing third edition. Scheduled from March 11-13, 2011, at Chennai Trade Centre, this edition will take forward the entrepreneurial legacy that is typical to the competitive spirit of Engineering Expo as well as Tamil Nadu. amil Nadu, today, has demonstrated a leadership stature that every company would want to reckon with. The state has arrived at such a prime position owing to factors such as the presence of major ports, a climate conducive to industrial development & entrepreneurship and a massive increase in the supply of skilled & cost-effective labour. In addition, the State Government has supported and intervened in strengthening industrial development in the state. The contribution of industries has enabled the state to become one of the top three fastest-growing states in the country. Tamil Nadu has the third highest gross industrial input of ` 1,89,982 crore. The state has the highest number of factories (21,265 units) and factory workers (1,114,421) employed. These numbers clearly demonstrate the industrial might of Tamil Nadu. With such a huge potential, Tamil Nadu has booming prospects to offer manufacturing companies. To provide lucrative opportunities to companies, trade fairs play a prominent role in harnessing trade ties. There is no denying that networking plays a crucial role in a successful business and trade shows offer that advantage on a wide scale. Exhibitions and conferences offer industry players a cost-effective method for branding and staying abreast with their suppliers, OEMs, auxiliary services providers and end-users.

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Competitive acumen is another major benefit that cannot only facilitate sales and marketing today, but also support decision makers’ future strategies. Having established itself as a key enabler in boosting the growth of companies, the Chennai edition of Engineering Expo boasts of its stronghold in this dynamic state. With yet another edition slated to commence from March 11-13, 2011, at Chennai Trade Centre, Nandabakkam, this edition will showcase engineering innovations to provide a competing edge to companies. Spread over an expanse of over 2,500 sq m exhibition area, Engineering Expo Chennai 2011 will witness cutting-edge technology from leading brands like FEIN Power Tools, Tussor Machine Tools, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Pathak Machines International,

The previous editions of Engineering Expo have allowed us to market our innovative engineering solutions on a broad platform while generating business contacts and product enquiries. We are expecting the same prospects from Engineering Expo Chennai 2011.

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ANAND RAJADHYAKSHA, Manager – Advertising, Nilkamal

Nilkamal, Emtex Machinery, Boge Compressors, Toshnitek, Sri Yantra Engineering and Rittal India, among others.

THE CHASE FOR CHENNAI… Chennai is the southernmost terminus of India’s Golden Quadrilateral; the highway network connects India’s four largest metropolises – Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. Ameer Munaff, CEO, Fein Power Tools, says, “Excellent seaport connectivity, international air terminals with cargo clearances, proximity to target markets, abundance of skilled workforce, reasonable realty prices and impressive track record for delivering high quality manufactured goods are the main reasons that convince us in favour of Chennai.” These are only a few of the advantages that make Chennai an ideal manufacturing hub in South Asia for most MNCs. Also, establishing a production base in India being an urgent priority for most multinational brands to strengthen their global presence; this enhances Chennai’s appeal as a favourable destination, especially for the automobile and auto component manufacturing segment. Almost 30 per cent of India’s automotives and 35 per cent of its auto ancillary industry are based in Chennai.

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region like Chennai, the significance of trade shows like Engineering Expo grows manifold. Trade shows play a critical role as meeting grounds for large corporations and small scale industries. Anand Rajadhyaksha, Manager – Advertising, Nilkamal, says, “In Chennai, the automobile industry is advanced, which makes it a manufacturing hub for several multinational auto brands. Our material handling equipment division at Nilkamal meets international standards of quality control and product efficiency. The previous editions of Engineering Expo have allowed us to market our innovative engineering solutions on a broad platform while generating business contacts and product enquiries. We are expecting the same prospects from Engineering Expo Chennai 2011.”

Engineering Expo is an ideal platform for marketing innovative engineering technologies and products across the region. AMEER MUNAFF, CEO, Fein Power Tools

Its strong SME connect is one of the distinct advantages that Engineering Expo Chennai offers to enhance the competitive landscape of SMEs. During the show, the plethora of solutions and innovations on display allow smaller companies and organisations to cut to the core of their strategic concerns. They can grasp the beat of the market by having their predefined questions answered. When such interests are met, Engineering Expo Chennai becomes an ideal breeding ground for collaborations between potential competitors.

SEEDING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE Ever since 2009, the Engineering Expo Chennai edition has become a premier convention zone for the industries of the region. Chennai being a metro city, it is generally perceived that all industrial potential has been utilised. However, be it the ingenuity of the business community or the untapped resources within the region,

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Engineering Expo statistics point in a positive direction. The total number of exhibitors this year has increased by more than 35 per cent, while about 40 per cent exhibitors are Chennai-based. Elaborating further on the 2011 edition, Sandeep Khosla, CEO – Publishing, Infomedia18, says, “Engineering Expo Chennai commits to offer diverse, hightechnology and cost-competitive products & solutions to the industry. Over 10,000 products & services covering the entire spectrum of manufacturing will be on display; thus offering a unique opportunity to the entire manufacturing sector in south India. With the application areas spanning from engineering, automotive, steel, cement, defence, aerospace, railways and white goods to general engineering, Engineering Expo Chennai offers abundant opportunities to visitors.” Apart from showcasing technical expertise, Engineering Expo Chennai 2011 will allow entrepreneurs to exchange knowledge on the State Government’s initiatives to encourage private enterprise. Industry leaders will share their insights on challenges faced and emerging business opportunities within the region. R Selvaraj, President, Ambattur Industrial Estate Manufacturers’ Association (AIEMA), says, “Today, Tamil Nadu is faced with a shortage of manpower, which is critical in both skilled and unskilled areas for the manufacturing and service sectors. The primary cause for this is a drastic increase in the cost of living, especially escalation of

Since this is the first time we are exhibiting at Engineering Expo, we are keen to experience the euphoria surrounding it.

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ANANTH KANNAN, VP – Marketing, Powerica

realty prices in the residential sector. This has prompted the government to set up suitable accommodation and education institutions in industrial areas in PPP mode so that the transportation costs of labour can be avoided.” Those exhibiting at Engineering Expo Chennai 2011 for the first time are also keen on exploring its vibrant prospects. More than 70 per cent of the total exhibitors are new to this year’s Engineering Expo Chennai edition. Ananth Kannan, VP – Marketing, Powerica, says, “Since this is the first time we are exhibiting at Engineering Expo, we are keen to experience the euphoria surrounding it. I am also particularly interested in the focus areas of Engineering Expo Chennai 2011 in terms of products as well as user segments. We will be displaying a silent diesel generating set having special controls & features. We expect a good response and trade enquiries. This edition of the Expo will go a long way in determining our future collaboration.”

THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS… The aspirations of all stakeholders of Engineering Expo Chennai 2011 are quite high. “Engineering Expo is an ideal platform for marketing innovative engineering technologies and products across the region. This will be an excellent forum for exchanging diverse product information, technical details and business contacts, besides market information and outsourcing potential. Finally, it will serve as a great source of enquiries, which can be converted into sales and revenue,” validates Munaff. It is for these and many more reasons that companies pledge their faith and support in the Engineering Expo editions. This is evident from the fact that more than 50 per cent exhibitors at this Expo have previously participated at Engineering Expo editions in Chennai, Pune, Ahmadabad or Indore. This enthusiasm evinced towards the Expo by the business fraternity indicates Chennai’s eagerness to welcome home this World Cup of the manufacturing world. The countdown begins…


SOLIDWORKS WORLD 2011

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The 13th annual gathering of customers, partners, resellers and employees of Dassault Systemes (DS) SolidWorks Corp., not to forget the global media, held in the picturesque San Antanio, Texas, was a great treat in every way. It offered attendees an unmatched experience by way of new technology offerings with unique features and meeting the Apollo 13 legends was a lifetime experience, to say the least. The action-packed event even curbed the urge to wander out into the warm San Antonio sun in the beautiful River Walk, which is a huge testimony establishing the ‘success quotient’ of the conference. ARCHANA TIWARI-NAYUDU t reminded me of a swarm of bees…a buzzing community with singleminded dedication, a closeknit team in pursuit of perfection…well almost, with a difference that these were tech-geeks making their way to the General Session of

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SolidWorks World 2011 held in San Antonio, Texas, at the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center from January 23-26, 2011. What awaited this anxious crowd on Day 1 was a real ‘sky-rocketing’ experience, quite literally, as the keynote speakers on the first day were Captain Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 Commander and Gene Kranz, NASA

mission control director. These were the two key men, who guided the crippled Apollo 13 spacecraft safely back to Earth 40 years ago by finding ingenious solutions to catastrophic mechanical problems, and their heroics provide an inspirational example of engineering under pressure. “Throughout my career, I have seen the

Say ‘Hello’ & ‘Good-bye’! Jeff Ray, who has been the CEO of SolidWorks for the past four years, waves goodbye to the world of SolidWorks. He leaves SolidWorks for a new post at Dassault Systemes, SolidWorks’ parent company headquartered in Vélizy, France. He introduced the new CEO Bertrand Sicot, in front of thousands gathered in San Antonio, Texas, at SolidWorks’ big annual bash. “Everyone is talking about the Dassaultification of SolidWorks. Nobody is talking about the SolidWorksification of Dassault Systemes,” a comment made by SolidWorks co-founder Jon Hirschtick during SolidWorks World 2011, referring to the recent promotion of Jeff Ray from SolidWorks CEO to Executive Vice President in charge of Geographic Operations at Dassault Systemes. This was a great strategic announcement made during the global conference.

Yes, that is exactly what you think it is – a motorised scuba diving flipper! Discovery TV’s ‘Bionic Builders’ Casey Pieretti and Bill Spracher took the stage and showed some amazing stuff. Casey lost his leg when he was 19 and is now a professional stuntman. He takes his crazy ideas to Bill, an engineer, who uses SolidWorks to make them a reality. Casey Pieretti and Bill Spracher, showed how they have strapped propellers, rocket launchers and rock climbing implements to Casey and others who have lost an appendage. Casey wins it for quote of the event, “I do not want to be enabled, I want to be super-enabled.”

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Post 3D-Next stop, Reality! Dassault’s CEO Bernard Charles and SolidWorks’ Jeremy Luchini introduced everyone to the newest offering from SolidWorks – Post3D. This is a product based on 3DVIA technology that lets SolidWorks’ users show off their work in new ways. One can see their own avatar’s perspective and can interact with the models on the screen. SolidWorks announces a new product to take design collaboration dreams to the next level of web-based immersive interaction. Post3D allows you and others located around the world to simultaneously view and interact with 3D content in an online setting. It is not full on augmented reality, but it definitely hints at what is to come.

A date with the history! We knew ‘failure is not an option’, but now we know ‘Success is the only option’. The first day General Session presented a rare privilege to listen to a history lesson presented by the people who lived the events. Capt. Jim Lovell and Gene Kranz, Lead Flight Director, Apollo 13 Moon Mission recited in excruciating detail their interesting story. They completely transfixed the audience for the next hour or so. They spoke of the men and women who took risks, developed new processes, and applied skill and discipline to achieve the mission objective, and pointed out that launching a manned capsule on a rocket generating 7.5 million pounds of thrust is real commitment.

role teamwork plays in assuring ultimate victory in any circumstances. DS SolidWorks, as a team, provides engineers and designers with the tools they need to build products for which, as in aeronautics, ‘failure is not an option,’” says Kranz. “I am interested to see firsthand how SolidWorks enables its customers to solve problems in a variety of industries.” This interaction gathers all the more relevance as aerospace continues to be a key industry for DS SolidWorks, a twotime Product of the Year award winner from NASA Tech Briefs. A major announcement also awaited the audience as leadership changes were in play. As Jeff Ray opened the day, as he has been doing for the past seven years, this year, however, was his final one. Jeff is moving on up into Dassault corporate and has been promoted to a new role at Dassault Systèmes corporate headquarters in Vélizy, France and Bertrand Sicot is taking over as CEO of SolidWorks. As Jeff gave the stage, audience and his

old post to Bertrand, the latter underscored SolidWorks’ commitment to three platforms, saying “even though we are going online, rest assured that this will not be an ‘either/ or’ decision for our customers. We will always offer locally installed desktop CAD, data management and validation solutions. I will say that again – we will always have a locally installed desktop CAD. We cannot predict when the shift to online will occur, but we know that the market will tell us, and we want to have the applications ready when you tell us you are ready.” Kevin Bacon’s appearance during the third day’s General Session was an added bonus, as he talked about the airplane nicknamed the ‘Vomit Comet’, used in the making of the Apollo 13 movie, among other things. Another star attraction came by way of Discovery TV’s ‘Bionic Builders’ Casey Pieretti and Bill Spracher, who took the stage and showed some amazing stuff. Casey lost his leg when he was 19 and is now a professional stuntman. He takes his crazy

ideas to Bill, an engineer, who uses SolidWorks to make them a reality. The ‘What’s New in SolidWorks 2012’ presentation was met with lot of cheer from the audience and the cool customer profiles added a degree of depth. New features for SolidWorks 2012 include – feature freeze, clear memory when a file is closed, complete uninstall and dual monitor support (span two displays). There are also some features inspired by 3DVIA Composer like magic guides for balloons and tab through visibility display of SolidWorks assemblies. Another interesting feature includes the ability to easily do design reviews of large assemblies. As the conference concluded and everybody geared up for the long flights back home after the action-packed days, this community promised to come back next year to keep their commitment with their first love – CAD – as the next edition, scheduled from February 13-15, 2012 in San Diego, California, falls on Valentine’s Day!

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INDUSTRIAL EXPO 2011 Focus: Engineering & technology, machinery & machine tools, industrial automation, fire & safety, automobiles & auto components, power, electronics & instrumentation, welding Where: Sidcul Haridwar, Uttaranchal Tel: 0135 2745120; Email: gaurav.lamba@cii.in Web: www.cii.in

PROMAT 2011 Focus: Material handling & logistics Where: McCormick Place South, Chicago, IL, US Tel: 800-345-1815 Email: tcarbott@mhia.org Web: www. promatshow.com

4-7 March 2011 LIGHT INDIA INTERNATIONAL 2011 Focus: Industry, energy efficiency, renewable energy Where: Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai Tel: 011 46562981; E-mail: isledel@vsnl.com Web: www.isleind.org

11-13 March 2011 ENGINEERING EXPO Focus: India’s premier industrial trade fair on machine tools, hydraulics & pneumatics, process machinery & equipment, automation instrumentation, packaging & auxiliaries, IT products, electrical & electronics, material handling, safety equipment. Where: Chennai Trade Centre, Tamil Nadu, Chennai Tel: 022 30034651 Email: engexpo@infomedia18.in Web: www.engg-expo.com

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22-26 March 2011 IFPE 2011 Focus: Fluid power, motion control, power transmission Where: Las Vegas Convention Centre, Las Vegas, NV, US Tel: +1 414 2984167 Email: international@ifpe.com Web: www.ifpe.com

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DIEMOULD INDIA 2011 Focus: Dies & moulds, press tools Where: Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai Tel: 022 28526876 Email: mumbai@tagmaindia.org Web: www.tagmaindia.org

FASTENER FAIR INDIA 2011 Focus: Fastener and Fixing Technologies Where: Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai Tel: 0124 4524200 Email: fastenerfair.india@interads.in Web: www.fastenerfair.com

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HANNOVER MESSE 2011 Focus: Industrial automation, motion, drive & automation, energy, power plant technology, etc. Where: Hannover, Germany Tel: +49 511 890 Email: info@messe.de Web: www.hannovermesse.de

BLECH INDIA 2011 Focus: Sheetmetal working, automation & robotics Where: Mumbai Tel: 0124 4524200 Email: blech.india@interads.in Web: www.blechindia.com

AUTOMATION EXPO 2011 Focus: Industrial automation, factory automation, robotics, instrumentation, sensors, etc. Where: Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai Tel: 022 28803977 Email: intelexpo@vsnl.net Web: www.automationexpo.in

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5-7 April 2011 AERODEF MANUFACTURING 2011 Focus: Aerospace and aviation, manufacturing Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, US Tel: 0313 4253187 Email: communications@sme.org Web: www.aerodefevent.com

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RENEWABLE ENERGY WORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO- INDIA 2011 Focus: Renewable energy Where: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi Tel: 0124 4524205 Email: thakurjapesh@interadsindia.com Web: www.renewableenergyworldindia.com

4TH RENEWABLE ENERGY FINANCE FORUM – INDIA Focus: Renewable Energy Where: Le Meridien, New Delhi Tel: 011 26919377 Email: awconfer@vsnl.com Web: http://www.reff-india.com

WORLD MANUFACTURING FORUM 2011 “INNOVATION IN GLOBAL MANUFACTURING” Focus: Aerospace and aviation, manufacturing Where: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA, US Tel: 0313 4253187 Email: communications@sme.org Web: http://www.aerodefevent.com

6-8 May 2011 PVC 11 Focus: pumps, valves, compressor, hydraulics, pneumatics, control systems and accessories Where: Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai Tel: 022 28398000 E-mail: conventions@mtnl.net.in Web: www.pvconline.in

TRADE SHOW TIP EXHIBITION BUDGET The breakdown of your exhibition budget should include space cost, stand design and construction; promotion of your participation; preparation & transportation of exhibits; staff transport and hotels, demo products & staff training.

19-22 May 2011 SHEETMETAL ASIA 2011 Focus: Sustainable manufacturing, energy efficient manufacturing, key technologies, innovation Where: Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Como Lake, Italy Tel: 082 10 73158463; E-mail: bwchoi@kitech.re.kr Web: www.worldmanufacturingforum.org


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INTERMACHINERY INDIA Focus: Machinery & equipment Where: Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai Tel: 022 40376700 Email: info@worldexindia.com Web: www.worldexindia.com

MATERIAL HANDLING & STORAGE EXPO 2011 Focus: Material handling & transportation equipments, storage equipments, containers & packaging equipments Where: Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai Tel: 022 28398000 Email: conventions@mtnl.net.in Web: www.confairs.com

ATLANTIC DESIGN & MANUFACTURING 2011 Focus: Industrial design, rapid prototyping, engineering Where: Jacob K Javits Convention Center, NY Tel:+1 310 4454200 Email: adminfo@cancom.com Web: www.canontradeshows.com

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MANUFACTURING EXPO 2011 Focus: Machinery & processing technology Where: BITEC, Bangkok, Thailand Tel: +66 26867207 E-mail: assemblytech@reedtradex.co.th Web: www.manufacturing-expo.com

10-12 June 2011 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING SHOW Focus: Automotive manufacturing technologies Where: Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai Tel: 022 32019137 Email: info@focussedevents.com Web: www.focussedevents.com

EASTERN PLASTIC & RUBBER EXPO 2011 Focus: plastic and rubber machinery Where: Milan Mela Trade Complex, Kolkata Tel: 020 40068318 Web: www.biztradeshows.com/vnb-exhibition-asia/

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TYREXPO INDIA 2011 Focus: Tyre, rubber and equipment Where: Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai Tel: + 44 1892 863888 E-mail: sales@eci-international.com Web: www.eci-international.com

WELD INDIA 2011 Focus: Welding and cutting materials and components Where: Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai Tel: 044 26155467; Email: iiw.rgdir.south@gmail.com Web: www.weldindia.com

INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION 2011 (IA 2011) Focus: Automation solutions Where: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Malaysia Tel: +603 40410311 Email:enquiry@mesallworld.com Web: www.asean-ia.com

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ACCESS - MACHINE TOOLS & ENGINEERING EXPO Focus: Automation & Instrumentation, welding machines, drives and gears Where: Chennai Trade & Convention Centre Tel: 044 28604087 Email: info@smartexpos.in Web: www.smartexpos.in

HIRE A SAVVY STAND MANAGER You should appoint a stand manager who has the necessary authority co-ordinates and undertakes decision-making regarding on-stand operations, before and during the exhibition.

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27-30 July 2011 CHINA MACHINERY FAIR-VIETNAM Focus: metal cutting & metal forming machines, measuring equipment, EDM, tooling CAD/CAM, lasers, cutting tools, drilling, finishing Where: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Tel: +86 20 38870805

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COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGING EXPO Focus: Manufacturers of packaging machines, materials, logistics providers Where: Chennai Trade & Convention Centre, Chennai Tel: 044 28604087 Email: info@smartexpos.in Web: www.smartexpos.in

CHINA (BEIJING) INTERNATIONAL PIPE FITTING & VALVE EXPO Focus: Steel pipe, infrared thermometer, printing marking machines, cleaning equipment and pipeline inspection technology Where: Beijing China International Exhibition Center (CIEC), Beijing, China Tel: +86 10 68659226 E-mail: haiwen2002@126.com Web: www.hwexpo.com

10-12 August 2011 GREEN AUTOMOMOBIL 2011 EXPO Focus: Renewables and Environment Where: Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, Delhi Tel: 011 4279 5000 E-mail: anshult@eigroup.in Web: www.greenautomobil.com

16-19 August 2011 SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY & MATERIAL SHOW 2011 Focus: Automotive manufacturing, engineering, technology solutions Where: Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), Shanghai, China Tel: +86 21 64681300; E-mail: info@for-expo.com Web: www.shanghaiamts.com


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WIRELESS PROCESS SIGNAL COMMUNICATIONS

he Tinsley Group has announced the range of wireless process signal communications, which is the latest innovation in the field of process signal transmission. Process UALITY monitoring (temperature, process, RH, etc) is a critical and an important application for any A P P R O V E D industry or a plant. However, transmitting these signals inside the manufacturing facility or a plant, involves laying of cables and terminating them ultimately in the control room which is a costly affair and also the termination becomes huge if number of such process signals are there. Moreover, any fault in the cabling at any time, becomes difficult to be precisely identified or located and the downtime for rectification is relatively more and costlier. Few important features include: safe & economical solution; easy installation (requires no cabling); user-friendly; operates on wireless technology for transmission of process signals; suitable for transmission of temperature, RH, and other process signals; and consists of the wireless transmitter & receiver. Q

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The Tinsley Group Ltd, New Delhi 110 092. Tel: 011-2215 2150, Fax: 011-2215 2152, Mob: 09871098284 Email: tinsley@ndf.vsnl.net.in, Website: www.timeelectronics.co.uk, Certification: An ISO 9000:2000 Certified Company



3D CAD VIEWERS

eid Supply Company offers 3D CAD viewers for draftsmen, technicians and engineers, to help them better design their machine components. The Reid CAD drawings are used in 3D & 2D modeling of industrial products, free standing structures, and complicated working systems and work flow processes. Structural drafting and structural design and analysis can all be done through real-to-life CAD drawings with the individual parts being viewed on the new viewer before even purchasing them. Another amazing feature of CAD drawings is document management and product lifecycle management. A CAD library functions as an extremely well-maintained record of the design process and changes to work orders. As a product moves from concept to prototype to finished product, a CAD library documents all the vital specifications. When it comes time to reuse or reissue old design elements, they are all easily called forward again.

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Reid Supply Company, USA Tel: +1-800-2530421, Fax: +1-800-4381145 Email: mail@reidsupply.com, Website: www.reidsupply.com



POWER SOLUTIONS

pson Robots has introduced a high-performance 110 V AC power solution with EPSON C3 compact 6-axis robots for non-standard manufacturing environments. Until now, all Epson robots required a 220 V AC power source. However, with more robots being used in non-manufacturing environments, such as medical laboratories, clinics, hospitals and even office environments, 220 V AC is many times not available or requires dropping special electrical lines in walls, etc, which can be

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expensive and is sometimes not possible. The 110 V AC C3 6-axis robots are a perfect fit for these environments and are an ideal solution for handling prototyping, testing, research and other lab oriented applications. The high performance 110 V AC power solution with the C3 compact 6-axis robot is available with industry leading true PC based RC620+ controller which provides the power and flexibility of an open architecture solution that Epson PC based controls are famous for. Epson Robots, USA Tel: +1-562-2905910, Fax: +1-562-2905999 Email: info@robots.epson.com, Website: www.robots.epson.com



VIBRATORY BOWL FEEDERS

lscint Automation recently introduced vibratory parts feeders for an overseas customer, wherein very heavy brass parts having weight of 850 grams was fed. The speed was very low, just 2-part per minute but the size of the components was large as 110 mm (L) x 80 mm (W). There were a total of two parts, almost similar but one having less length of 90 mm. The width of that part too was less by 20 mm. Elscint recommended Elscint 400 HD vibratory feeder having a stainless steel bowl with a diameter of almost 900 mm. This model has a capacity of 40 kgs and hence around 50 parts could be accommodated in the same. Further Elscint provided Elscinthane polyurethane coating on the complete bowl including the tooling parts to ensure that the noise level was minimised. Elscinthane polyurethane lining has not only a very high life but also ensures longer life for the bowl.

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Elscint Automation, Pune 411 026. Tel: 020-2712 2059, Fax: 020-2712 2994 Email: sales@elscintautomation.com Website: www.elscintautomation.com Certification: An ISO 9001 Certified Company



VISION SENSORS

mron Asia Pacific offers the new FZ-Lite vision sensors that share the same platform (GUI, inspection flow, etc) with the FZ3 family. Similar to FZ3 features, FZ-Lite vision sensors not only realise fast, accurate inspection and measurement, but also significantly reduce man-hours. Their easy-to-use design, supports of Smart Camera technology from the FQ-series sensors allows users to quickly introduce these vision sensors in their production line. Other features include real colour inspection up to 16 million colours, highresolution cameras up to 2 million pixels, support of Ethernet/IP communication protocol and network drive for saving of image/date to PC, etc. With high dynamic range (HDR) function, it is possible for the FZ-Lite vision sensors to achieve sharp and crystal-clear images that improve inspection

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performance as it eliminate the effects of direct reflections, environmental light interference and big variations in brightness. Omron Asia Pacific Pte Ltd, Singapore Tel: +65-68353011, Fax: +65-68398435 Email: webmaster-hq@ap.omron.com, Website: www.omron.com.sg



MEDIA CONVERGENCE PLATFORMS

arris Corporation has introduced Selenio media convergence platform, the broadcast industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first integrated media convergence platform. Ideal for hybrid environments, Selenio combines traditional baseband video and audio processing, video and audio compression and IP networking technology into a single platform. Selenio is flexible and modular, making it suitable for any fixed or mobile production environment, broadcast facility or digital terrestrial redistribution head end (DVB-T/T2, ATSC, M/H, ISDB-T), as well as cable, satellite and IPTV head ends. Based on proven Harris compression, networking and processing technology, Selenio provides a space-saving, energy-efficient solution that enables service providers to support content from multiple sources and deliver it over multiple platforms. Operational benefits include: intelligent, efficient management of both IP, compressed and baseband signals, reduced control complexity, simple deployment and increased functionality in a smaller footprint. The unique, highdensity, modular architecture lowers total cost of ownership by reducing installation, maintenance and upgrade costs.

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Harris Corporation, USA Tel: +1-585-2445830, Fax: +1-585-2424755 Website: www.harris.com

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HYDRAULIC OILS

ount Shivalik Chemicals offers hydraulic oils that are used as means of power transfer in electric circuit where the fluid assists in lubrication of pumps and motors without hampering the functions of the components. These oils are formulated with premium grade base oils and balanced additives. The oils initiate effective maintenance of metallic detergents, which are combined with inhibitors that helps in controlling all forms of corrosion. Some of the salient features include: increase the component life, reduce downtime, assist in countering ambient temperatures, compatible with various engine oils, etc. The hydraulic oils are appropriate for hydraulic systems and hydraulic presses. These oils also find applications in construction, agriculture, mining & quarrying, trucking, etc.

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Mount Shivalik Chemicals, Chandigarh 160 002. Tel: 0172-4631600, Fax: 0172-4612246, Mob: 09876761600 Email: info@mountshivalikchemicals.co.in

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APPROVED eo Lubricants manufactures and offers multigrade 15W/40 engine oils that meetO API CF performance levels. These are very N special type of oils with several advanced features and advantages. The oils offer ultimate fluidity at lower temperature thus the engine can perform equally well under different conditions. Engine is able to give maximum output due to excellent thermal and oxidation stability of the oil. Moreover, the engine oils offer good control over wear, rust & corrosion. These oils are recommended for light vehicles and LCVs having a long drain interval. C

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i-Col Lubricants offers HiCol ZX multi-grade and monograde premium quality diesel and petrol engine oils. These engine oils are ideally suited to work under extreme conditions. Some of the salient features include: excellent wear protection, extend drain external, reduce oil & fuel consumption, reduce oil thinning, resist oxidation, etc. The engine oils come in packing of ½, 1, 5, 7½, 10, 20, 50, and 205 litres. These oils are recommended to be used in all types of trucks, buses, jeeps, tractors, twowheelers, construction machinery, etc.

Hi-Col Lubricants Pvt Ltd, New Delhi 110 087. Tel: 011-4553 0920, Fax: 011-4553 0920, Mob: 09811894460 Email: hicollubricants@yahoo.in Website: www.hicollubricants.tradeindia.com



OILS & LUBRICANTS

ubrication is necessary for the maintenance of motor vehicles, transformers, etc, as it not only makes the engine run smoothly, but also reduces its rate of wear and tear. The engine fuel produces high pressure, which acts between the sliding surfaces like those in crankshaft bearings, and between the cylinder walls and the piston. Frictional forces acting between the sliding parts cause wear and tear of the engine. Unless the engine parts are properly lubricated, serious engine troubles are likely to occur. Raj Transoils has been catering to the lubrication needs of the various sectors. They manufacture and export transformer oil, motor starter oil, re-refined base oil, MTO spray oil, etc. All products are as per international norms and standards of quality.

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Leo Lubricants Pvt Ltd, Mumbai 400 004. Tel: 022-2364 1588, Fax: 022-2364 1590, Mob: 09892531235 Email: info@leolubes.com, Website: www.leolubricants.com Certification: An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company

Raj Transoils, Bahadurgarh 124 507. Tel: 0120-329817, Fax: 01276-268060, Mob: 9313045794



olyspin Filtration (India) manufactures and offers compressor and hydraulic oils. Sapphire Hi–Power is a range of quality lubricating fluids, suitable for use in compressor, hydraulic and airline systems. Foodlube Hi-Power fluids are fully synthetic range of food quality fluids, suitable for use in compressor, hydraulic and airline systems. Incorporation of the unique L-CO system provides low carryover and enhanced oxidation stability in compressors. In hydraulic systems, the premium quality ensures the fluid does not generate deposits, sludge, and varnish, which result from fluid breakdown at high temperatures. Temperature (for Sapphire Hi-Power) ranges from –20°C to +120°C. Temperature (for Foodlube Hi-Power) ranges from -20°C to +100°C. Viscosity grade is 22, 32, 46, 68, and 100.

GASOLINE ENGINE OILS

acific Group of Companies offers XP 5000 20 W 40 highTY performance multi-grade gasoline engine oils, for a U A L Idesigned wide range of gasoline applications requiring API SF/CC performance levels. Some of the A P P R O V E D advantages of these engine oils include: reduce oxidation & corrosion, fuel economy & increased oil drain period, low oil thickening in stop & go condition, excellent service over a wide range of temperature, increase power output, etc. Applications are in new generation passenger cars, generator sets, etc. The gasoline engine oils are also used in naturally aspirated diesel passenger cars. Q

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Pacific Group of Companies, New Delhi 110 026. Tel: 011-4246 3511, Fax: 011-4246 3513, Mob: 09810097411 Email: info@pacificgroup.in, Website: www.pacificgroup.tradeindia.com Certification: An ISO 9002 certified company

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COMPRESSOR & HYDRAULIC OILS

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Polyspin Filtration (India) Pvt Ltd, Delhi 110 052. Tel: 011-2737 6765, Fax: 011-2737 7431, Mob: 09810010479 Email: polyspin@gmail.com, Website: www.polyspinindia.net


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laser Swisslube India offers exclusive cutting oils for increasing broach life. These are neat cutting oils, which are thickened with excellent anti-seizure properties in metal removal operations with low to high cutting speeds. They are the best solution for all machining of difficult materials: titanium alloys, Cr-steels, Cr-Ni-steels, Ni-based alloys, in addition to regular automotive materials. Some of the benefits of using these oils are: higher tool life, good wear protection for tools, reliable machining operation, low mist & smoke, and low viscosity.

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Blaser Swisslube India Pvt Ltd , New Delhi 110 016. Tel: 011-4165 7778, Fax: 011-2696 4886, Mob: 09900206368 Email: india@blaser.com, Website: www.blaser.com



OILS & LUBRICANTS

team Oil & General Industries is a reputed manufacturer and supplier of used lubricants, hydraulic oils, quenching oils, machinery oils, rubber process oils, etc. Also offered to clients is a gamut of services, including incineration of hazardous wastes and recycling of used lubricants.

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Steam Oil & General Industries, Ghaziabad 201 009. Tel: 0120-270 3148, Fax: 0120-270 0893 Mob: 9310348970, 9811140208 Email: steamoil1984@rediffmail.com Website: www.steamoil.tradeindia.com



WHITE OILS

mm Kay Lubricants offers white oils that are procured from trusted and reliable vendors. These oils are chemically and biologically stable and find usage in different application areas. The white oils are widely used in pharmaceutical, cosmetics, plastics, textile, leather and chemical industries. Further, the oils are also subject to customised packaging as per specific requirements of clients. The white oils are of high purity and highly refined paraffin mineral oil. Also available are rust cutting oils, preventive oils, transformer oils, high-temperature greases, long life greases, petroleum products, engine oils, paraffin mineral oils, white oils and lubricants. The range of oils is appreciated in industrial units, refinery, textile industry and automobile sector for its quality features.

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Emm Kay Lubricants, New Delhi 110 027. Tel: 011-4508 3767, Mob: 09312244841 Email: emmkaylub@rediffmail.com



HEAT TRANSFER OILS

owerzone Speciality Oils & Lubricants offers heat transfer oils manufactured from an excellent solvent refined and fully hydrofinished paraffinic base oils. These products are intended to have superior performance of high oxidation and thermal stability. They operate at high temperatures up to 300째C. Some of the advantages of the heat transfer oils are: high heat

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APPROVED transfer coefficient (excellent heat transferring); reduced deposit formation; low volatility (low vapor pressure); high viscosity & temperature dependency; excellent oxidation control & deposit control technology; excellent thermal efficiency at heat absorption & reduction; volatility control in the fluid as well as minimising vapour pressure at high temperatures; and optimised flash point & volatility to minimise vapour pressure at elevated temperature. High thermal stability provides long-term operation, minimising cracking within the fluid, which lowers viscosity and flash point. Powerzone Speciality Oils & Lubricants, New Delhi 110 026. Tel: 011-4246 3501, Fax: 011-4246 3503 Email: powerzoneoils.sales@gmail.com Website: www.indiamart.com/powerzone Certification: An ISO 9001:2000 certified company



ahathol 2T Super from Mahatha Petroleum is a twostroke engine oil developed with suitable base T Y and A L Ioil select additives to minimise spark plug foulingU and preignition. These oils prevent rusting, minimise deposit formation APPR OVED and provides protection against seizure, scuffing and wear. The O oils also have advantage of lower oil consumption and N T contain RO diluents for easy mixing with petrol. These oils are recommended for all types of two stroke engines of mopeds, scooters, motorcycles and three wheelers. The recommended dosage of Mahathol 2T Super is 20 ml per litre of petrol. L

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Mahatha Petroleum Pvt Ltd, Chennai 600 117. Tel: 044-2247 1542, Fax: 044-2247 3800, Mob: 09444065754 Email: mahathapetroleum@dataone.in Website: www.mahathapetroleum.com Certification: An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company



OIL-WATER SEPARATORS

he Öwamat oil-water separators for disperse compressor UALITY condensates are field-proven branded products that are continuously enhanced and adapted the A PtoP R O Vlatest E D state-ofthe-art. These units, which are ready for connection, have so far been available in 4 sizes (2, 4, 6 & 8). The latest addition (Öwamat-1) has a height of only 52 cm and is therefore the smallest device in this range. It is designed for compressors with a performance up to 1, 4 m³/min. The Öwamat oil-water separators are supplied with means for floor or wall mounting. Due to their small size, these devices can easily be integrated into existing systems or even incorporated into the compressor housing. These units are provided with two condensate inlet points and can be turned into wall mounting. The compact design of the Öwamat-1 device includes Beko´s wellknown, robust pressure-relief chamber and effective filter technique. Q

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Beko Compressed Air Technologies Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad 500 037. Tel: 040-2308 0275, Fax: 040-2308 0274, Mob: 09393002464 Email: rkreddy@bekoindia.com, Website: www.beko.de Certification: An ISO 9000:2000 certified company

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OIL FILTRATION PLANTS

igh vacuum mobile insulating oil filtration plants offered by Cee Dee Vacuum Equipment are designed specifically for filtration, dehydration and degassing of the insulting oils used with transformers, electric cables, switchgears etc. The main characteristics of these plants include: capacity from 50 LPH to 10,000 LPH; easy-toclean inlet mesh filter to catch hold coarse dirt; standard efficiency 1 micron cartridge filter; heat exchange through very low specific power electric heaters; degassing column with either single, two or three stage version; vacuum pumpset with rotary vane vacuum pump & roots pump to improve the vacuum pumping speed; and compact easy-to-operate equipment supplied with pneumatic wheels for an easy transport on roads. Applications are in electric power generating plants, power distribution & transmission facilities, paper mills, refineries, chemical plants, steel mills, EDM machines, semiconductors plants, etc.

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Cee Dee Vacuum Equipment Pvt Ltd, Pune 411 026. Tel: 020-2712 6253, Fax: 020-2712 2399 Email: ceedeevacuum@vsnl.com, Website: www.ceedeevacuum.net

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OIL SKIMMERS

remier Enterprises offers belt type oil skimmers for applications, like coolant, degreasing tank, machine tool, washing machine, etc. These oil skimmers are capable of working at high liquid temperatures, like 100°C and in harsh chemicals. They are fitted on stand mechanism to lift the oil up from underground tanks of ETP and other applications and to collect the oil directly into 200 litres drum kept on the earth imported oleophelic polyurethane high efficiency belts for applications like ETP, coolant, etc. Using stainless steel slat of thickness 2.5 mm belt for hot applications, these oil skimmers are lifetime maintenance-free and ideal for applications, like industrial washing machines, coolant tanks, degreasing tanks, etc. The belt type oil skimmers have built-in decanter tray arrangement to further separate oil from the collected skimmed oil and water or coolant mixture to return back the coolant, washing liquid back to the tank and only pure oil is collected.

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Premier Enterprises, Pune 411 039. Tel: 020-2712 5603 Email: premier_ag@dataone.in, Website: www.preoilskim.com



HYDRAULIC OIL-CLEANING SYSTEMS

lassic Klarol Filters offers bypass hydraulic oil-cleaning systems to be installed as a direct and permanent installation on a variety of injection moulding and blow moulding machines. These oil-cleaning systems are simple to operate and very effective. They remove contamination, water and gases from hydraulic oils while in operation. The oil remains super-clean at NAS 4/5, 24 hours 365 days in a year. No maintenance, no monitoring is required, but a filter change once/twice a year. Installation of these oil-cleaning machines ensures complete protection for variable pumps/servo, proportional valves and seals. This means no downtime due to hydraulic oil contamination and savings on expensive components. Oil life is increased by more than 10 times.

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Klassic Klarol Filters Pvt Ltd, Ghaziabad 201 001. Tel: 0120-275 6019, Fax: 0120-271 6112, Mob: 09871594003 Email: klarol@vsnl.com


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OIL FILTRATION & TRANSFER UNITS

ortable oil filtration and transfer units (OFT 1-16) manufactured and offered by Ace Automation Engineers, are perfect solution for recycling and contamination control of mineral-based oils. These portable units are designed to filter contaminated oils having viscosity up to 1000 cST. They are available in various oil-flow capacities of 16, 30 and 60 litres per minute with filtration rating of 25, 10, 5 and 3 microns. Made of heavy-duty pumping/hydraulic elements these extremely robust units require practically no maintenance except periodic changing of filter elements. Features include: simple design enables changing of filter elements by unskilled staff; clogging indicator provided with each filter helps determine condition of the filters; reduce oxidation of oil, wear & tear of pumps, valves, hydraulic actuators & bearings; reduce sludge build-up & aeration of oil; prevent substantial changes in oil viscosity; and increase life of hydraulic oil & lubrication system components.

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Ace Automation Engineers, New Delhi 110 015. Tel: 011-2511 8561, Fax: 011-2515 3917 Email: sales@acefluidpower.com, Website: www.acefluidpower.com



AUTOMOTIVE OIL SEALS & O-RINGS

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seal to high pressure seals with flange seals, side lip seals, triple or more lips seals, shock absorber seals, outer direct lip seals, wiper seals, muddy seals, PTFE lip seals, convoluted lip seals, with back-up ring seals, felt lip seals, leather lip seals, split seals, bore cover seals, axial lip seals, unitised seals, valve stem seals, clutch seals, bearing cover seals, air-conditioning compressor seals, bonded washer seals, ring packing seals and gamma ring seals. Apex Precision Agencies, Mumbai 400 088. Tel: 022-2551 6158, 2555 0900, Fax: 022-2556 4987 Email: hemani@bom3.vsnl.net.in Website: www.apexmachatronics.com



OIL CENTRIFUGING SYSTEMS

ortable oil centrifuging systems offered by CbS Technologies are trolley-mounted portable oil cleaning and filtration systems based on centrifuge technology. These oil centrifuging systems are 100 per cent consumables-free filtration systems. They house as standard equipment, mainly a gear pump, motor, starter, several sensing and indicating equipments and centrifuge. Highpressure oil flows into the centrifuge rotor assembly through passages that feed the rotor spindle. This pressure and flow is converted into rotational energy. As oil escapes through the rotor jet producing speed in the range of 4000-8000 RPM. Forces on the oil in the rotating centrifuge exceed 2000 times that of gravity. This pushes dirt and wears debris against side inner wall of rotor bowl where it collects in black rubbery mass. Centrifugally cleaned oil is guided back to oil sump/tank by gravity.

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CbS Technologies Pvt Ltd, Delhi 110 096. Tel: 011-2261 3408, Fax: 011-2261 3362 Email: cbsenergy@yahoo.com, Website: www.cbsenergy.com



OIL & AIR LUBRICATION SYSTEMS

enlub Industries offers oil and air lubrication systems. The principal in this type of lubrication is that a drop of lubricant is split by airflow. Fine droplet of lubricant is delivered to the outlet. Oil remains at the friction point, while air is free to escape into atmosphere. It is achieved with the help of high velocity of air and fine controlled flow of oil at the periphery of small restrictor and tube carrying droplets. The oil and air lubrication systems

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comprise of a motorised pump and a special metering unit which can adjust oil quantity ranging from 0.01 to 0.1 cc per outlet, by suitably varying air flow into the metering unit, a required fine oil and air can be achieved. The oil and air lubrication systems are best suited for high-speed anti-friction bearing lubrication, lubrication of gear trains, small pitch conveyor chains, etc. Cenlub Industries Ltd, Faridabad 121 003. Tel: 0129-227 5483, 411 3701/02, Fax: 0129-226 0524 Email: cenlub@cenlub.in, Website: www.cenlub.in



OIL SAFE SYSTEMS

entraline Lubro-Tech Engineers offers oil safe systems that have been specifically designed to make storage and lubricant handling safe and contamination-free. More importantly, the easy-to-handle drums means users can carry out their lubrication duties without the occupational health and safety hazards of manually handling heavy 20 and 205 litre drums. Oil safe drums come in a range of sizes from 1.5 litres to 10 litres. Lids are interchangeable from the standard utility lid to ones with various spouts that have a quick twist open/close action. The oil safe system has coloured contents labels that match the different coloured lids, so all the components can be colour-coded to ensure the right lubricant goes into the right machine every time. Mine sites, machinery shops, mills and conveyor systems, all have one thing in common, plant that relies heavily on clean lubricant that is right for the machine.

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Centraline Lubro-Tech Engineers Pvt Ltd, Pune 411 014. Tel: 020-2703 0732/6021, Fax: 020-2703 1093 Email: shavogroup@vsnl.com, Website: www.shavogroup.com



FUEL OIL CONSUMPTION METERING SYSTEMS

ast-Man fuel oil consumption metering systems offered by Eastern Automotive Machine Tools are especially built to note and record the exact consumption of single or multiple large DG sets, engines, boilers and furnaces etc. These systems run with the gravity of the fuel oil from the overhead fuel tank and require the minimum pressure of 4 psi. The positive displacement metering unit comprises triangular valve and seat with three Teflon plunger runs in SS sleeves ensures lacs of litres of fuel oil calibrated smoothly. Diesel, C-9, petrol, SKO, LDO, MTO are some of the common fuel oils handled by these systems with outstanding performance.

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Eastern Automotive Machine Tools Pvt Ltd, Bahadurgarh 124 507. Tel: 01276-267185, Fax: 01276-267343 Email: eastman@nda.vsnl.net.in Website: www.eastmanmeters.com


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Prism Gas Detection Pvt Ltd, Mumbai 400 104 . Tel: 022-2811 8974, Fax: 022-2876 6116 Email: prism@lpgsafety.com, Website: www.lpgsafety.com Certification: An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company



GAS SCRUBBERS

arco Engineering Projects manufactures and offers gas scrubbers that are air pollution control devices, which use a high-energy liquid spray to remove aerosol and gaseous from an air stream. These gas scrubbers are commonly used to help control emissions of gases into the atmosphere. The basic wet scrubber consists of a vessel with adequate cross-sectional area to provide the correct air velocity, a depth of packing media for distributing scrubbing solution like caustic or base solution that can capture and neutralise the gases, recriculation system to provide the correct volume of solution throughout the packing and a demister pad or mist eliminator to prevent excess scrubbing solution reentraining into the exhaust stack. Scrubber sprays chambers and spray nozzles are designed to thoroughly saturate the media. Sufficient numbers of nozzles are provided for packing to ensure that no portions of the packed bed remain dry.

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Aarco Engineering Projects Pvt Ltd , Pune 412 114. Tel: 020-2744 3281, Fax: 020-2744 3282, Mob: 09823037806 Email: aarcomail@vsnl.net, Website: www.aarcoair.com Certification: An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company



GAS DETECTORS

hemtron Science Laboratory manufactures and offers a wide range of user-friendly portable gas detectors. These gas detectors are low-cost, lightweight, battery and mains operated, available in wall monitoring, online as well as laboratory model. They are indigenously designed and are suitable for Indian conditions and can be used for hydrocarbon’s LEL monitoring, oxygen deficiency, combustible gas and toxic gas monitoring, such as hydrogen sulphide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, chlorine, nitrogen dioxide, nitric oxide, ammonia, hydrogen chloride,

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rism Gas Detection offers high quality toxic gas detectors for detecting various types of gases, including hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, combustible gases and more. Based on latest technology, toxic gas detectors are quality and sensitivity A L I T Y and detection. and their ability to perform comprehensive Utesting All the instruments in our range of toxic gas detector is specifically P R O V Eand D reliability. designed to deliver you with the utmostAinPprecision Various kinds of toxic gas detectors and gas detecting systems, like toxic gas detectors, toxic gas detection systems, hydrogen sulfide detectors, hydrogen sulfide gas detectors, multigas detectors, multi-gas leak detectors and toxic gas monitors are also offered. The Micro IV is the state-of-the-art derivative of the wellknown single gas detector Micro III. Besides its simple operation and reliable warning the flexible device convinces because of its large memory, an IR interface and the revolutionary docking station.

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hydrogen, ethylene oxide, etc. Salient features include: accurate, safe, reliable, A P P portable R O V E Dand easy-to-use, digital display of PPM, percentage, LEL, available for toxic and R Ooxygen deficiency, flammable gas, optional internal pump available for drawing the gas from remote location, etc. Up to three detectors can be incorporated in one instrument. Calibration gas is supplied along with instruments. Also manufactured are instruments for online automatic area monitoring for multiple gases. Q



Chemtron Science Laboratory Pvt Ltd, Navi Mumbai 400 709. Tel: 022-2761 9306/9312, Fax: 022-2768 2758 Email: info@chemtronscience.com, Website: www.chemtronscience.com Certification: An ISO 9001 Certified Company



GAS CYLINDER TROLLEYS

e-Luxe Trading Company has developed trolleys for cumbersome jumbo (big) cylinders as well as small cylinders. These hand trolleys are specially designed to hold and easily transport heavy compressed gas cylinders by persons of moderate strength. They feature arc welded tubular steel construction for strength. Single cylinder trolleys features are: designed to handle one jumbo cylinder of 7 cum capacity; two rear castors provide greater stability; operator carries no load; has greater control over the trolley; easily retractable rear wheel assembly; cylinder held securely by a safety chain; and optional additional accessories include braking wheels (rear wheels can be locked) and a tool box. Features of two-cylinder trolleys include: handle two jumbo cylinders of 7 cum capacity; longer handles to ease off mobility; good load control; retractable rear castors; extra load handling safety; dual binding chains for extra security; solid rubber front wheels; and optional additional accessories include braking wheels (rear wheels can be locked) and a tool box.

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De-Luxe Trading Company, Pune 411 002. Tel: 020-2446 8555, Fax: 020-2446 8557, Mob: 09822284590 Email: sales@dlx.co.in, Website: www.dlx.co.in



GAS BURNERS

eat Gen Services manufactures and offers fully-automatic LPG/LNG gas burners with all safety features incorporated. These gas burners have auto purge, auto flame detection, auto ignition systems which run in predetermined sequence by microprocessor-based sequence controllers. They also have false flame detection systems, which detect false flame during ignition and shut off the same if false flame is detected during the start-up. The gas burners can be directly hooked up to any temperature controller. To achieve fine control of temperature over setpoint, a unique Hi-Lo system with 2-setpoint temperature controller is offered. Accuracy to the tune of ±3°C can be achieved by the unique Hi-Lo system at temperatures below 200°C. The burners are best suited for powder curing, drying, tempering, glass annealing furnaces and ovens. Capacity of these burners ranges from 20,000 kcal/hr to 100000 kcal/hr.

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Heat Gen Services, Mumbai 400 042. Tel: 022-2578 2674/6744, Fax: 022-2577 9731 Email: shikovi@vsnl.com, Website: www.shikovi.com


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GAS MIXERS

eldcut Equipment Industries offers gas mixers manufactured by Witt Gastechnik GmbH & Co, Germany. These gas mixers are used for production of shielding gases for welding and furnace atmospheres. These include portable mixing, metering and analysing units, electronic control and readout systems up to complex processing equipment. Furnace atmosphere gas mixture made of argon/nitrogen/hydrogen as shielding gases for metal products (coils) or time controlled metering systems (nitrogen, methanol, natural gas, propane, NH3, air) for annealing furnaces are other interesting application for these equipment. Furnace atmosphere gas mixing system, flow range up to approximately 250 Nm³/h mixture. Electronically controlled large scale mixing system N2/HE monitored by an analyser in a steel mill. All gas mixers incorporate automatic pressure equalising systems. Setting accuracy and mixture accuracy is ±1 per cent ABS type KM20/30/60/100-2 and 3 for 2 and 3 gas mixers.

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Weldcut Equipment Industries, Mumbai 400 098. Tel: 022-2652 6858, Fax: 022-2652 8333 Email: siwi@vsnl.com



GAS TORCHES

ilot India manufactures and offers gas torches that are lightweight and convenient to handle. These are made of high quality brass stamping which makes them sturdy, dependable and durable. The stainless steel spindle with a tapered nylon seal is an excellent leakproof device. Silver soldered joints make them trouble-free, leakproof and strong. Prolonged service life and the ability to work on low-pressure gases make the swage nozzles excellent tools for welding. These torches are available with swage nozzles in varying sizes of 2, 3, 5 and 7 for welding mild steel up to 8 mm thickness. The welding torches are available in high-pressure and low-pressure ranges as well as premium and standard range. The gas torches are a pleasure to work with even in precarious positions. They are ideal for sheet metal work and pipe welding in garages and workshops.

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Pilot India, Mumbai 400 069. Tel: 022-6697 8900, Fax: 022-6697 8907 Email: sales@pilotindia.com, Website: www.pilotindia.com



GAS TURBINE PRESSURE SENSORS

kaah offers gas turbine pressure sensors from Piezocryst, Austria. These pressure sensors are designed for monitoring pressure pulsations in gas turbines, also known as combustor rumble, humming or screech. Their characteristics make them ideally suitable for both, serial and R&D applications. The sensors patented sensing element, with Crystal Match technology, enables exceptional signal qualities over the entire temperature range. The industrial grown single-crystal GaPO4 guarantees excellent signal quality and constant Sensitivity. Dynamic measuring range is up to 200 bar with overload up to 350 bar. Being charge output, the pressure sensors need a charge amplifier for signal processing. Operating temperature of the sensors is up to 560°C with normal air-cooling.

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GAS SPRINGS

aco Corporation (India) offers imported gas springs manufactured by Ace Controls Inc of USA. These gas springs are used for many applications, like counterbalancing loads to provide assistance in both lifting and lowering covers, guards and panels as well as Ulimiting the rate at which ALITY heavy covers can be moved. The areas in which these springs can be used are computers, photocopiers, overhead A P P R O V E aircraft D components, aircraft galley equipment, truck side panels, bus/coach engine covers forklifts, conveyor belt tensioning, manhole/access covers, moulding machines, washing machine lids and automatic cash dispensers, etc. The gas springs are maintenance-free self-contained systems that are filled with highpressure nitrogen gas to a defined pressure. An integral grease chamber behind the rod seals ensures lasting lubrication, which can increase the life of the gas springs by at least 100 per cent more than other products. Hard chromium plated piston rods and powder-coated precision steel body ensures excellent corrosion protection and provides a long maintenance-free working life. Q

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Maco Corporation (India) Pvt Ltd, Kolkata 700 020. Tel: 033-2454 3200, Fax: 033-2454 3269 Email: kolkata@macocorporation.com Website: www.macocorporation.com Certification: An ISO 9000:2000 Certified Company

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GAS BURNERS

i-Therm Boiler Engineers manufactures and offers gas burners that are suitable for LPG and natural gas. These gas burners are fully automatic in operation and are available in on/off (single stage) and hi/lo/on/off (twostage) model depending on the requirement. The capacity range starts from 10,000 kcal/hr to 5 lacs kcal/ hr. These burners have all the safety features, like prepurging facility, auto ignition, flame supervision, which works through a microprocessor-based sequence controller called fire-eye. A fine working of temperature can also be achieved through the high/low models wherein a flame controller is used along with a two-set point temperature controller to have low and high flames. For higher capacity models, a stepless modulated burner is also available, which works on PID controller. The gas burners are best suited for powder coating and bakery ovens, travelling tube annealing oven, dryers, hot air/water generators, steam boilers, thermic fluid heaters, furnaces and allied heating system.

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GAS ANALYSIS SYSTEMS

etal Power Analytical (I) offers gas analysis systems (model HRP-20), from Hidden Analytical, UK. These are compact, bench-top gas analysis systems designed specifically for continuous monitoring of production processes & research experiments operating in the pressure range 10 torr to 2 UALITY bar. An easy access design, featuring open architecture & state-ofthe-art instrumentation A P P R O V E D provides for flexibility, performance & reliability in an extensive range of applications. Operating under the control of Hidenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FASTstart differential pumping system & Windows MASsoft user-friendly software, the system combines precise, analytical performance with ease of operating, making the HPR-20 ideally suited to both academic & industrial environments. The HPR-20 is designed for precision gas analysis in a wide range of production & research processes. A fast response inlet combined with intelligent trips & instant process views provide for sensitive & reliable monitoring of both reagent & low level gases. Q

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Metal Power Analytical (I) Pvt Ltd, Mumbai 400 059. Tel: 022-2920 3753, Fax: 022-2925 1373, Mob: 09930736909 Email: metpower@vsnl.com, Website: www.metpowerin.com Certification: An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company

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GAS SAVERS & SAFETY SWITCHES

aarth Industries offers gas savers and safety switches. The flame of a torch needs adjustments during the processes of welding, brazing, metal cutting, soldering, heating, firing, melting, etc. The flame is adjusted through control knobs provided on a torch for a fuel gas and oxygen. Settings or adjustments of the flame are essential once it is put off irrespective of one carries the same process repetitively. Normally a torch is not shut off during a small discussion or a short break. The gas savers and safety switches eliminate and resolve all such problems, save costly gases, increase the productivity and enhance the safety in a shop. Advantages include: prevent wastage of gases; increase production; ensure better safety; easy ignition with pilot burner; torch adjustment not required when re-igniting; smooth flame out by hanging the torch on the lever; designed for both acetylene and LPG gases; and mountable on a desired location.

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Paarth Industries, Vadodara 390 010. Tel: 0265-2634818, Fax: 0261-263 8282 Email: gasproducts@paarth.com, Website: www.paarth.com



GAS DETECTORS

ortable gas detectors (model PT-i) from Subtronics (India) measure chlorine levels ranging from 0 to 200 ppm. These gas detectors are small and robust enough to fit in the palm. They have an accuracy of 0.5 ppm. The gas detectors have built-in intermittent audio alarm with two bright flashing LEDs to grab attention if the level goes beyond a preset level. All adjustments, such as alarm setpoint, zero, span are useradjustable. The gas detectors have digital LCD display with in-screen low battery indication. They weigh just 275 gms including batteries (1 x 9 V rechargeable) and operate continuously for 2 hours on a single charge. The portable gas detectors are supplied with leather case with belt clip for hands-free operation and free battery charger and a carry briefcase bag (kit form).

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Subtronics (India) Pvt Ltd, Mumbai 400 025. Tel: 022-2422 4461, Fax: 022-2430 3047 Email: service@subtronicsindia.com Website: www.subtronicsindia.com



GAS CYLINDERS

ndian Refrigeration Stores offer industrial gas cylinders in an innovative range. The various gases, which can be used to fill up these cylinders include: oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, argon, nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, helium, compressed air, medical oxygen and many more. These gas cylinders are used in varied industrial applications.

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Indian Refrigeration Stores, Kolkata 700 053. Tel: 033-2400 2043, Fax: 033-2400 0285, Mob: 09830062305

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HYDROGEN GAS GENERATORS

CI Analytics offers hydrogen gas generators. The SG series UALITY products have been widely applied to various types of chromatography. Value selecting flowA P rate P RisOinstalled V E D easy to inspect leaking and also saves energy. Liquid level is clearly showed by floating ball andO N convenient to witness. Other salient features include: long service life of electrolysis pool; simple operation; larger square of electrolysis separation pool; rotational whole structure; and small profile, low pool temperature, large gas outlet, low energy consumption, nonfrequency keeping, safe & reliable. Q

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PCI Analytics Pvt Ltd, Mumbai 400 078. Tel: 022-6755 1300, Fax: 022-6755 0863, Mob: 09323966600 Email: sales@pcianalytics.in, Website: www.pciss.com Certification: An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company



GAS LEAK DETECTORS

ultiflo Instruments offers gas leak detectors (model 21-050 or 21-250) from Gow-Mac, USA, for easy and quick pinpoint gas leaks emitting from pressurised systems. Utilising a thermal conductivity detector with single amplification, these instruments are zeroed in ambient air and respond to any gas mixture with a thermal conductivity different from that of air. The gas detectors are highly sensitive. Having an intrinsically

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high signal to noise ratio, amplification provides maximum usable sensitivity. Helium leaks of 1 x 10-5 CC/sec are easily detected; as are refrigerant leaks of 1.1 x 10-4 cc/sec. Easy to operate the gas leak detectors can be operated with little or no training. As the instruments probe passes over the leak, a sample is drawn into the thermal conductivity cell. When a leak is discovered a signal is registered on the meter. The probe is designed to reach difficult and confined locations. In close areas where several connections are grouped together the probe is small enough to pinpoint the exact problem location. Multiflo Instruments Pvt Ltd, Navi Mumbai 400 710. Tel: 022-2778 0880, Fax: 022-2778 0882 Email: sales@multifloinstruments.com, Website: www.multifloinstruments.com



FIRE ALARM CONTROL PANELS

ictory Gas Alarm Company offers conventional, analogue addressable and microprocessor-based fire alarm control panels that are designed for use in premises requiring automatic and manual fire detection. These fire alarm control panels are designed for automatic and manual fire detection. They have sounder circuits with total evacuation switch. Some of the technical specifications are input voltage of 220 V AC, 50 Hz; auxiliary power at 24 V DC; battery of 12 V 7 AH x 2; power consumption: standby 300 MA alarm 1.3 A; alarm 95 db at 1 meter; fuse rating of 1.5 A; cable 1.5 sq mm 2 core copper, armoured; lamp indicator LEDs; and optional with auto dialer. The fire alarm control panels find applications in banks, hotels, market complexes, high rise building theatres, factories, godowns,

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warehouses, shops, railways, ships, diagnostic centres, record rooms, etc. Victory Gas Alarm Company, Kolkata 700 012. Tel: 033-2212 2052, Fax: 033-2212 2040 Email: sales@victorygas.com, Website: www.victorygas.com



GAS ANALYSERS

utan Electronics offer microcontroller-based advance gas analysers (model TX–215–O2) that accept input of 4 to 20 mA from two-wire/three-wire gas transmitters. The gas transmitters have electrochemical sensors and have 18/24-month life depending on the usage. These units have a range resolution alarm setpoint, alarm control action, hysteresis programmable by users. The units have unique feature of 4 to 20 mA loop open/ break indication, under range and over range indication on LED display, easy online field calibration by users from front keys. The units have two setpoint independent relay output with individual 1 NO/C/NC relay contact 5 A rating. Control action is latch and nonlatch, programmable by users. The gas analysers are very useful for ambient monitoring, acid, alkali, dyes, stack monitoring, chemical storage area, chemical processing plants, etc.

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Nutan Electronics Corporation, Mumbai 400 004. Tel: 022-2382 5375, 2388 1275, Fax: 022-2388 1275 Email: nutanelect@yahoo.com



INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SHOES

etasafe manufactures and offers all types of safety and service shoes useful for oil and petroleum industry, light & heavy engineering plants, iron & steel factories, chemical & fertilizer plant, etc. These shoes are useful for resistance against oil, acid and alkali, fats, nails, electrical shocks etc. The shoes are made as per IS-11226 standards and are approved by central labour institute(CLI). Various types available are: available shoes sizes are 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Acid alkali proof gum boot rubber, PVC half and full size. The types of boots include: ammunition-type boots, Jodhpuri-type boots, derby -type boots, electrician shoes, gum boots, ankle boots, etc.

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Metasafe Trading Corporation, Mumbai 400 001. Tel: 022-2266 4781, Fax: 022-2266 5934, Mob: 09821673350 Email: info@metasafeindia.net Website: www.metasafeindia.net



LINEAR BARCODE VERIFIERS

S Industries offers HHP QuickCheck 890 linear barcode verifiers. The performance and versatility is powered by Adaptus Imaging Technology 5.0. Reliable, out-of-the-box solution coupled with flexible configurations makes the QC890 the ideal choice for customers who appreciate best-in-class value in a verifier.

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3S Industries, Mumbai 400 069. Tel: 022-2821 3755/56, Fax: 022-2839 0080 Email: parsik@vsnl.com Website: www.3sindustries.com

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FIRE DETECTION & DIVERSION SYSTEMS

gni Controls manufactures and offers fire detection and diversion systems. In textile plants, particularly in spinning industry, normally blow rooms are connected with carding section and filter section through material ducts, dust ducts and waste ducts. If spark is created while processing the cotton in the blow rooms, which travels through the ducts and spread to the carding and filter area, it is always the concept to detect the fire at early stage and confine the fire in one area/zone and extinguishing the fire within the area/zone. Fire diversion systems are basically designed on the above principle. Key functions of these systems are: fire detection; isolating the fire by stopping the machineries & operating the dampers; diversion dampers stop the material flow and divert the material into diversion duct; diverted materials sucked through suction fans to quenching tanks or fire collection bag; and extinguishing burning material.

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Agni Controls, Chennai 600 024. Tel: 044-2481 2420, Fax: 044-2481 2475 Email: marketing@agnicontrols.com, Website: www.balafire.com



HOT-AIR BLOWERS

bm Nadi International offers hot-air blowers (model ebmpast). The hot-air blowers and the drive motors that power them are designed to withstand high ambient temperatures with no impairment of function and with the guarantee of a long service life. Hot-air circulation blowers are designed for the special requirements in circulating hot air, for eg, in ovens, climate cabinets, sterilisation units, meal & dish warmers and similar appliances. The basic design comprises a shaded pole or EC motor mounted outside the hot area using special mounting plates and a radial impeller made of FAL sheet steel, stainless steel or die-cast aluminium, which operates within the high temperature zone. Maximum permissible bearing temperature is 120°C. Depending on the measures taken for thermal insulation between motor and impeller and the impeller material, circulation temperatures of up to approximately 250°C, temporarily even up to 500°C can be managed.

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Ebm Nadi International Pvt Ltd, Chennai 600 118. Tel: 044-2672 0103-5, 2558 4865, Fax: 044-2537 1149 Email: sales@ebmnadi.com, Website: www.ebmnadi.com



FACEMASK RESPIRATORS

mpire Trades offers facemask respirators that can be used for dust filtration. These are convenient to carry in the pocket and have a durable elastic band, which is soft and safe when they come in contact with the skin. The masks are easy to wear, comfortable while talking and have breathing resistance. These products find applications in various industries, like cable, battery, PVC processing, heavy electrical, power & cement plants, ceramic, silica and glass. The facemask respirators can be used while laying cables, spraying paints, grinding, dusting, soldering and electroplating.

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Empire Trades, Coimbatore 641 009. Tel: 0422-537 7228, Fax: 0422-537 7228, Mob: 0-98942 32828 Email: ynajmi@indiatimes.com



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etgrip security seals from Safcon Security Seal are unique and innovative answer to security problems providing both strength and ease of application. These security seals UALITY are specifically designed for use on electric and utility meters and their carefully researched designs make it impossible the A P P R O VtoEtamper D seal without trace. The unique design features and see-through body gives an exceptionally high level of security with a low insertion force, resulting an ease of operation not experienced from any other type of security seals (claims the company). The seals are designed for single use and cannot be accidentally opened and must be cut by a cutting plier for removal. The Metgrip security seals are unique tamper evident security seals that meet and exceed all expectations. They are very useful for electric meters, gas meters, taxi meters, water meters, pay-phones cash box, petroleum tankers, calibrations, valves, cash box, drums, transformers, demand meters, etc. Safcon Security Seal, Kolkata 700 016. Tel: 033-2226 0513, Fax: 033-2226 5939 Email: safcon@vsnl.com, Website: www.safconsecurityseal.com Certification: An ISO 9001:2000 certified company

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STAINLESS STEEL SPIKES

ustenitic Steels offers specially designed polycarbonate base (UV stabilised) with stainless steel spikes. These spikes are used to do away from birds perching and poaching. They are glued with a very powerful adhesive to the concrete, metal, wood, stone, glass and any other surface or screwed with stainless steel screws. These products are completely flexible up to 360degrees. The spikes are made of surgical grade AISI 316 stainless steel of 1.55 mm diameter. They can be used at louvers, windows, pipes, gutters, sills, beams, lettering, domes, bells, airconditioners, statues, columns, cornices, roof tops, antenna, cables, ropes & strands, trees, sign boards, machines, balcony, solar cells, awnings, etc, in airports, electrical lines, factories, graveyard, heritage buildings, hospitals, hotels, private offices, recreation facilities, residential buildings, shopping malls, temples, and in many other places.

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Austenitic Steels Pvt Ltd, Mumbai 400 034. Tel: 022-6662 7333, Fax: 022-6662 7393 Email: sswire@vsnl.net Website: www.austeniticsteels.in

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INVERTERS

ric inverters (90001 series) offered by Fairdeal Instruments & Controls are general-purpose inverters with flux vector control that directly control the current in an AC induction motor, suitable for any application. These inverters provide smooth start-up at low speeds and precise operation. The autotuning function enables high-performance tuning of all induction motors. The inverters combine four control methods, viz, open loop rector, flux vector, V/F control with PG feedback and V/F control. From precision machinery to multiple motor drives, the inverters prove to be the ultimate drive for all applications. Some of the features which allows the motor to do the utmost are 32 bits, DSP microprocessor configuration, magnetic field oriented flux vector control, auto-tune ability, available for speed-type servo controller while PG feedback added, RS-232/RS-485 serial communication port, optional AC reactors available, capacities from 1 HP up to 400 HP, etc.

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SMART CARD ACCESS READERS

ifare contactless smart card access readers (model BT816L) from Electron India are comprehensive readers thus eliminating the need for separate door controllers. These readers support both the cardholderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s database and the

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transaction database. This feature makes the readers function on a standalone basis in case the networking line is down temporarily. Connectivity to the PC can either be achieved through an RS485 to RS232 or an RS485 to TCP/IP converter depending on the customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requirements. The smart card access readers are low profile, totally sealed, robust units. Some of the salient features include: conform to ISO:14443 A (type 1, 2, 3) (13.56 MHz); 64 Kb internal memory holds up to 1,500 card holderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s database and 3,000 transaction database; 128 Kb memory on request; fast verification & authentication processing time, less than one second; visual (LED) and audible (buzzer) feedback; RS485 interface for networking; and also available in IP65 standard finish for internal or external application. Electron India, Chennai 600 041. Tel: 044-2254 1392, Fax: 044-2254 1803, Mob: 9940610902 Email: email@electronindia.com, Website: www.electronindia.com



CCTV SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

hanakya Electronics offers CCTV surveillance systems and remote surveillance systems. These systems provide very high reliability and include security cameras and monitoring screens. With built-in software, the CCTV surveillance systems and CCTV surveillance cameras are designed to work throughout the day (24 x 7). These state-of-the-art CCTV surveillance systems are available at competitive prices (claims the company). Using the CCTV surveillance cameras with the help of internet, one can view the showroom, warehouse, factory from anywhere in the world (claims the company).

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Chanakya Electronics, New Delhi 110 035. Tel: 011-2739 1836, Mob: 09810262944 Email: gurdeepsg@gmail.com Website: www.chanakya-electronics.com



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FIRE EXTINGUISHERS ireFite water-type (gas cartridge) fire extinguishers offered by Agni Suraksha Marketing Services are manufactured as per IS:940. These fire extinguishers are useful for class-A and fire involving materials, like wood, paper, etc. They are ideal for offices, schools, theaters, hospitals, departmental stores, store rooms, apartments, hotels and furniture. The fire extinguishers extinguish fire by blanketing dilution of oxygen and cooling effects. Technical specifications include: capacity of 9 litres; upright operation; IS:940 specifications; jet length 6-10 metres; discharge time 6-12 seconds; and percentage of discharge 95-98 per cent.

Agni Suraksha Marketing Services, Delhi 110 091. Tel: 011-2277 5919, Fax: 011-2278 5267, Mob: 09811117522 Email: agnisuraksha@endfireindia.com Website: www.endfireindia.com

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WIRELESS SECURITY SYSTEMS

yber Info Electronics Security System offers wireless security systems. Startup pack is easy to install easy to learn and easy UALITY to setup. It is good for single bedroom apartments or small shops. The Startup pack is specificallyA Pdesigned P R O V EtoD meet the requirements of common household. It offers all the functions as so called O N professional systems do. The Startup pack has back-to-base function for monitoring and also offers a self-monitoring option. It is capable of working with Chubb, ADT and Brinks monitoring stations (customer can choose who they like to go with) or customer can simply monitor their alarm by themselves using selfmonitoring option. The package is a complete plug-&-play system. Q

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Cyber Info Electronics Security System Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad 380 006. Tel: 079-2642 0882, Fax: 079-2288 5204 Email: info@cybergroup.in, Website: www.cybergroup.in Certification: An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company



SECURITY FENCE ENERGISERS

lliance Solar Power Fences offers three lines of defence for protection of properties. An actual demarcation line identifying the boundaries, which no further access, is permitted. The highly visual nature of these solar power fences and if necessary, the persuasion of short sharp shocks sufficient in deterring casual would be intruders. Alarm monitoring devices offer total gate and perimeter protection. Alarm options are sirens, floodlights, etc, to ward off, or silent alarms to allow the user to

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successfully apprehend the intruder. These solar-based security power fences are an alternative to the other perimeter controllers, such as compound wall, barbed wire fence, chain linked mesh, etc. High voltage pulses emitted every 1.2 seconds lasts only 300 millionth of the second. These effective 24-hour surveillance systems monitor and check the fence 60 times a minute. Alliance Solar Power Fences (P) Ltd, Hyderabad 500 016. Tel: 040-2340 4535, Mob: 09848124717, Fax: 040-6661 0622 Email: alliance_powerfence@hotmail.com Website: www.alliancesecuritysystems.com



TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS

lectro Ads have developed state-of-the-art traffic control systems, which work without any mechanical or technical snag during operation. They are also service providers and consultancy firm for planning, designing and installation of various hitech traffic control systems. The product range includes: advanced traffic signal control systems, pedestrian traffic signals, traffic signal heads (300/200 diameter), count down timers (150/200/300 mm height), pedestrian traffic signals, solar products, etc, which are fire, water and storm resistant. The exemplary range of products is helpful in maintaining a smooth and disciplined flow of traffic, enabling bright area lighting, etc. These products are available at relatively competitive prices.

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HEAD SHIELDS

tul Arc manufactures and offers head shields for TIG/argon welding. These head shields are made of heat-resistant material with flip-up type window, which allows the user to see the ongoing operation and prevents harmful radiations and particles from reaching the eyes and face of the user. The head shields are designed specially to protect the face, top of the head and the neck to a vertical line back of the ears. They are provided with heat gear-type ring, which retains the shield comfortably and firmly on the users head and permits the shield to be tilted back overhead.

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Atul Arc, New Delhi 110 005. Tel: 011-2573 6102, Fax: 011-2705 3622, Mob: 09810273058 Email: info@atularc.com Website: www.atularc.com / www.atularc.net



LATEX FLOCK-LINED GLOVES

nsignia Incorporate offers natural latex flock-lined gloves in length of 300 mm (Âą10 mm) with thickness ranging from 17 mils to 18 mils. These latex gloves are available in yellow, pink and blue colours. Some of their features include: made from high quality 100 per cent natural latex without filer to skin friendly, comfortable, electrostatic lining, (flock-lined) reduces hand irritation due to the soft lining, silky external surface and powder-free interior, food safe, minimal latex protein level, etc. Applications are in mild chemical handling, fishing, waste collection, plant maintenance, fibreglass and resin handling, cleaning and janitorial, household tasks, etc.

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Insignia Incorporate, Mumbai 400 016. Tel: 022-2446 6575, Fax: 022-2446 6575, Mob: 9821920567 Email: insigniaincorporate@hotmail.com



INDUSTRIAL SAFETY PRODUCTS

uards manufactures and export exclusive personal and industrial safety products, such as industrial safety helmets, safety harnesses, safety shoes, safety nets, barricading tapes, safety reflective jackets, nose masks, hand gloves and many other related items. These safety products cover all the purposes, right from helmets to shoes. They are not only safe but also high on every parameter of comfort. The product range includes: nape helmets, safety nets, PVC fittings, fully body harness, mine helmets, road safety cones, cotton fittings, cotton knitted gloves, loader helmets, barricading tapes, safety hooks, safety jackets, safety shoes with PVC soles, reflective jackets, half body harness, etc. Salient features include: IS:2925 certified & DGMS approved; durable, reliable & highly resistant solutions; wide range of products to suit various requirements; HDPE made products; unique cross ribs for excellent impact protection; textile head suspension attached with chinstrap; and head suspension available in 540 mm to 590 mm size. The industrial safety products

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are widely used in construction, underground mines, railways, and water & electricity departments. Guards, New Delhi 110 015. Tel: 011-2510 0914, 2542 9186, Fax: 011-2542 9186 Email: geekaysafety@yahoo.co.in



PERSONAL SAFETY PRODUCTS

lmin Industrial Corporation manufactures and offers a wide range of personal safety products. These include nose safety products, like anti-pollution masks, dust masks, fume (gas) masks, two-wheeler masks, filter masks, cloth masks (with/ without valve), paper masks, etc; eye safety products, viz, goggles, panorama type safety goggles, spectacle type goggles, eye shield, face shield, etc; ear safety products, ie, ear muffs, ear plugs, etc; hand gloves and aprons (leather, rubber, asbestos, PVC, canvas, cotton), aprons (washable synthetic type mainly used as cooking aprons), and guard and leg guards, helmets (with nap fittings and cotton fittings), safety belts (with/ without fall arrester), safety shoes, etc. Application areas cover each and every person due to present tremendous environment pollution situation. These are a must for each safety conscious persons for personal protection from heavy pollution.

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Almin Industrial Corporation, Kolkata 700 001. Tel: 033-2243 4966, Fax: 033-2243 4966 Email: alokalmin@vsnl.net



INDUSTRIAL HAND GLOVES

ainsons Safety Industries offers industrial hand gloves that are manufactured from a variety of materials, like plastic, rubber, cloth, etc. Light in weight these products are available in various sizes according to clientsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; requirements. Completely hygienic and skin friendly these industrial hand gloves can be used in variety of applications. Easy-towear and comfortable while working they prevent the skin against harmful objects. The hand gloves can also be washed easily in order to provide then longevity.

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Jainsons Safety Industries, Faridabad 121 005. Tel: 0129-223 6703, Mob: 9350874518 Email: jains2005@yahoo.com, Website: www.jainsonssafetyind.com



ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEMS

ntryPass MiNi access control systems offered by Security Vision are designed based on the concept of innovative and stylish design that packed with leading features, such as diagnostic function, personalise theme, higher security protection with intelligent encrypted lock control, compact size and crystal clear graphical LCD display, etc. Key features of these access control systems include: consumer-friendly, anti-sabotage encrypted door security, ultra-

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compact size, simple installation, 128 x 64 pixels graphic white LCD display, animated graphical menu, user-friendly software, diagnostic functions, short messages, can connect up to 64 doors (with PC communicator), etc. Applications are in door access, turnstile access, lift access, time attendance, etc. Security Vision, Mumbai 400 028. Tel: 022-2432 2727, Fax: 022-2432 4747 Email: shashank@securityvision.com, Website: www.securityvision.com



REMOTE DOOR LOCKS

alsi Fabricators manufactures and offers remote door locks (model KF-RM-200). The dead bolts lock and unlock the doors using a high-security infrared remote system (similar to Luxury automobile system). They provide the convenience of a keyless access to the doors. These standalone, battery powered dead bolts, are in a lifetime tarnish-free (PvD) brass finished housing. They are easily installed on virtually any door and do not require any additional drilling. Salient features include: audible tones for locking, unlocking, jam, and low battery; recognize up to 30 different remote control codes, and remote control can be duplicated for unlimited users; additional keys included for conventional

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operation; two remote controls included; 6-pin cylinder with universal keying system; single push-button programming procedure, very user-friendly; low battery consumption, last up to 18,000 times of usage per set of batteries; standard installation, no additional drilling required; PVD life-time non-tarnish brass finish; protective inner shroud resists prying or wrenching; and free spinning cylinder guard. Kalsi Fabricators, Ludhiana 141 003. Tel: 0161-254 2693, Fax: 0161-254 2695, Mob: 9814024137 Email: info@kalsifabricators.com, Website: www.kalsifabricators.com



PVC GUMBOOTS

rvind Footwear manufactures and offers PVC gumboots in full and half sizes. These gumboots are available in lined and unlined types. They are available in black, white, yellow, tan and blue colours on ex-stock basis. Other colours are available depending on the quantity. The gumboots are specially made from compounded PVC materials with direct injection process. They are ISI marked as per IS:12254. Other features include: DGMS approval under process, excellent chemical resistance, good oil resistance, lightweight than rubber gumboots, longer shelf life and working life, available with/without steel toe caps, good wear and tear resistance, etc.

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Arvind Footwear Pvt Ltd, Pune 411 004. Tel: 020-2565 4213/14, Fax: 020-2565 3107 Email: sheetal@arvindfootwear.com, Website: www.arvindfootwear.com



annon Electronic Systems offers surveillance products called digital video recorders (DVRs) that enable to develop integrated intelligent video surveillance systems for security remote monitoring and remote supervision. Audio/video door phones, remote locks, metal detectors are the best product in security systems, which give optimum services to customers. In home appliances 100 products like water heater, which gives instant hot water, steams cooker in which one can cook foods without oil and handy washing machine, which gives wonder result washing the cloths in a bucket. Also offered are currency counting machines (for bundles & loose currency), paper shredders and fake note detectors. These products gives an office or showroom the master piece in counting the loose currency and even detect the fake currency. The paper shredders are security products, which gives document security for businessmen & traders. Also available are CCTV, security systems, inverters, EPABX, UPS systems; and home appliances, like steam cooker, water heater & handy washing machines.

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Cannon Electronic Systems, Kolkata 700 010. Tel: 033-2370 0943, Fax: 033-2370 4568, Mob: 09831016460 Email: info@cannonsecurity.co.in, Website: www.cannonsecurity.co.in



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BARRICADE TAPES afe-T Engineers manufactures and offers barricade tapes also known as warning or caution tapes that are used in construction industry, project sites, crime scenes, workplaces, etc. These tapes come in various writings, like stop-danger, work in progress; dangerstop-do not cross; stop-men at work; stop-caution; stop-danger-go slowly; and only signs depicting work.

Safe-T Engineers , Coimbatore 641 009. Tel: 0422-654 8728, Fax: 0422-437 7228, Mob: 9894232828 Email: ynajmi@hotmail.com



SIGNAGES

-Square Technologies have developed a comprehensive range of glow-in-the-dark standard signages with purposeful applications in wide range of fields. With frequent blackouts, these signages provide life-saving ways in guiding escape routs, locate fire place, electrical switches, dangerous and hazardous equipment and areas, elevators and escalators, stairs, entrance and exit doors, torches, telephones, keys, remote controls and any other things that are important and necessary to be located in dark. The signages find application in factories, corporate offices, public and high rise buildings, schools, banks, auditoriums, cinema halls, hotels and restaurants, airports and aircrafts, railway coaches and platforms, exhibition halls, road markers and every household. Glow-in-the-dark products stores light when exposed to light and will glow for 6 to 8 hours when lights go off, making it easier to locate important locations and things.

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T-Square Technologies, Vadodara 390 001. Tel: 0265-233 3705, Fax: 0265-233 3705 Email: info@t-squaretech.com, Website: www.t-squaretech.com



INDUSTRIAL HEAD PROTECTION HELMETS

nicare Emergency Equipment offers industrial head protection helmets (model Roclite-3001). The key design criteria is a unique combination of safety, wearer comfort and distinctive modern styling features, to ensure stability, performance and high wearer acceptance by uses in most ardous head protection environments. Lightweight: 300 gms, ensures highest ever wearer comfort, provides balanced helmet designed for full shift and prolonged wearing. Ventilation: optional ventilation holes, permits cross ventilation minimising heat build-up and improved wearer comfort. Versatile: 30 mm (complies with CE/ ANSI) accessory slot for use with other protective equipment, viz, earmuffs, face shields, etc. Added protection is the innovation rain channel deflects rain. Comfort: Well-balanced lightweight shell with new 8-point synthetic head-harnesses and a deep ergonomics strap design. The head size adjustment of 50-66 cms fits the widest range of head size for optimal safety and comfort. Material used is high density polyethylene (HDPE) shell.

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Unicare Emergency Equipment Pvt Ltd, Mumbai 400 028. Tel: 022-2422 1880/1878, Fax: 022-2430 6044 Email: mumbai@unicaremail.com, Website: www.safetyequipments.net



MOLE CHASERS

ele Net mole chasers that are used for various applications, including lawn, flower beds, plantations, ball fields, orchards, green house, golf courses, vegetable gardens, cash corps, etc. These mole chasers are effective for 1000 square meters. They repel moles, gophers, ground squirrels, shrews, voles, pocket mice, kangaroos, rats, etc. Technical specifications include: power supply of 3 V DC 2 pcs, D-type batteries; frequency range selectable 300, 400, 500 Hz; and size 16/17 inch x 1.7/2 inch dia.

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Tele Net, Kolkata 700 001. Tel: 033-2234 2016, Fax: 033-2235 3122 Email: telenetltd@vsnl.com, Website: www.telenetltd.net



INDUSTRIAL SAFETY SHOES

hiva Industries manufactures and offers industrial safety shoes for use by labour, electricians, engineers, etc. These safety shoes are available in ISI, CE, EN-345, anti-static sole, steel toe as per DIN:32768, steel plate in sole (optional) with test certificates. They are lightweight designed, smart also available in Maxipro. Gum boots come with/ without linings, with steel toe in black, white, yellow colors, etc. Gum boots duck back, button boot, canvas jungle boots, etc, are also available.

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Shiva Industries, Delhi 110002. Tel: 011-2321 0034, 2321 7928, Fax: 011-2321 7928 Email: sanjeev@shivaindustries.co.in

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CURRENCY NOTES COUNTING MACHINES

andy currency notes counting machines (model Venus V30) from Progressive Engineering Corporation are very compact measuring 7½” x 4” x 3”. These are fully-automatic, sturdy note counting machines with 3-digit display. They work on 230 V AC supply as well on 4 AA batteries. The currency notes counting machines are supplied with separate AC adapter. They count both old and new efficiently. They are used in stores, malls, shops, jewellers, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, retailers, municipal offices, government offices, railway stations, ST and local bus depots, cinema halls, etc, and wherever cash is transacted.

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Progressive Engineering Corporation, Mumbai 400 003. Tel: 022-2342 2377, Fax: 022-2341 2323 Email: info@pec-india.com, Website: www.pec-india.com



ROAD SAFETY EQUIPMENTS

initec Systems manufactures and offers road safety equipments for traffic control. These equipments help in reducing hazards. High visibility vests and jackets are worn at the time of pitch darkness and these reflect light. The product range include: safety reflected jackets, LED light battery, handheld searchlights, road studs, PVM, etc. High visibility clothing, such as reflective accessories and high visibility jackets and vests are also

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available. These are widely applicable in safety and emergency maintenance. Newest and safest industry measures for various sectors are offered. LED flashlights and emergency flashlights are widely offered. These LED flashlights emit a super bright white light coupled with a long bulb and battery life, which caters to years of use. Also manufactured are high quality halogen and fluorescent lamps and lighting products for various industries comprising of industrial, medical, assembly and consumer markets. Minitec Systems, New Delhi 110 012. Tel: 011-6548 0176, Fax: 011-6548 0176, Mob: 9811419154 Email: minitecsystems@yahoo.com, Website: minitecsystems.com



DOME CAMERAS zone CCTV Systems manufactures ceiling-mount regular dome cameras with smoked housing that offer unobtrusive surveillance. These cameras can be rotated at 360-degrees and tilted to ±90-degrees for maximum angle selection. The dome cameras are used at reception areas.

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Ozone CCTV Systems, Ludhiana 141 001. Tel: 0161-263 3033, Mob: 9814117633, 9814863333 Email: ozonecctv@satyam.net.in


GENERAL PRODUCTS

arg Distributors offers motor run AC capacitors that are designed for use in motors, pumps, air-conditioning compressors and general-purpose AC applications. These capacitors range in AC voltage from 240 V to 480 V, with a capacitance rating of 4 to 144 microfarads. Tibcon capacitors contain a metallised polypropylene dielectric, and offer outstanding electrical characteristics (including excellent capacitance stability with temperature and time), as well as very low internal power losses. A line of Tibcon duel concentric capacitors is also offered.

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Garg Distributors Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad 500 072. Tel: 040-2307 4040, Fax: 040-2307 3599 Email: garg@gdpl.org, Website: www.garggroups.com



PVC SHROUDS & BOOTS

reetham Products manufactures and offers flexible PVC shrouds and boots for busbar joint insulation. These shrouds are easily mountable, reusable and serviceable apart from aesthetic looks they offer to application. Raw material used is a specially formulated plastisol, which is moulded into custom designed shapes through a very versatile process called dip moulding. Basic advantages of the process are the easy and inexpensive tooling and design flexibility options, which is a gift for product prototyping and launch. The component hardness is around 60 ± 10 shore A with tensile strength of > 65 kg/cm² and > 300 elongation. Dielectric withstands voltage up to 36 KV and thermal stability at 90°C apart from flame retardancy (UL VO compliant) is the other properties of the material. The shrouds can be custom designed by dimensions as well as properties. Glossy seamless red & black finishes are aesthetic advantages.

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Preetham Products, Hyderabad 500 055. Tel: 040-2319 4628, Fax: 040-2309 5448 Email: info@preethamdip.com Website: www.preethamdip.com



GATEWAYS

ommunication technologies in factory automation are currently faced by a change from traditional Fieldbus towards real-time Ethernet based systems. An extension of Fieldbus installations or an integration of devices without Ethernet interface requires a transition from one system to another. Hilscher India offers the best solution for data exchange, ie, the usage of gateways, which provide an interface to both worlds. With most important Fieldbus systems protocols CC-Link, CANopen, DeviceNet and PROFIBUS, as well as EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, PowerLink, ProfiNet and Sercos III are 10 different protocols in total. And the different Master- and Slave functionality, 400 possible combinations may be required. A single device solution for these conversions is NT100 and for onboard connections to MPI or Profibus network, NL50 is the answer.

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Hilscher India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi 110 001. Tel: 011-4051 5640/41, Fax: 011-4051 5642 Email: rsaraswat@hilscher.in, Website: www.hilscher.com



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PICKLING TANKS PP Composites offers pickling tanks that are manufactured ALITY from PPU and HDPE. The range of polishing tanks is made of premium quality material that makes it completely rustproof APPROVED and chemical resistant. These tanks are manufactured as per Indian standards and ensure international quality standard. They are widely used for water purification. The polishing tanks remove real contaminants, like heavy metals, in organics, bad taste & odour while leaving beneficial minerals in the water. L

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EPP Composites Pvt Ltd, Rajkot 360 021. Tel: 02827-287059, Fax: 02827-287063 Email: marketing@epp.co.in, Website: www.atikagroup.com Certification: An ISO 9001:2008 certified company



CENTRELESS GRINDING MACHINES

tlas Copco Compressor Sales offers hydraulic rock drills (model COP 3060MUX). These rock drills are designed and manufactured for long-hole drilling. The hydraulic rock drills are used in underground mining applications.

evco Industries manufactures and offers centreless grinding machines (model DG-100) that are available in five models. Casting are close grained and well ribbed, minimise vibration and distortion. The wheelhead spindle runs in bush bearings. Regulating wheel spindle runs in taper roller bearing in oil bath. Stepped pulley varies the spindle speed. Wheelhead and workhead spindle are heat-treated hardened and ground to achieve dimensional stability and performance roundness of <0.005 mm. Optional accessories are: mechanical or hydraulic dressing operation; work rest carbide tipped; additional wheel flange; grinding wheel balancing stand & arbour; and bar feeding attachment (per meter).

Atlas Copco Compressor Sales, Pune 411 012. Tel: 020-3985 2316, 3985 2318, Fax: 020-2714 5948 Email: littlemaster@in.atlascopco.com

Devco Industries, Wadhwancity 363 035. Tel: 02752-243997, Fax: 02752-240926, Mob: 09825343097 Email: devco1980@yahoo.com



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METAL ARC DISINTEGRATORS

parkonix India offers metal arc disintegrators that are designed for speedy disintegration of broken tools. These work on the principle of a vibrating spindle with low voltage electric power supply creating a series of intermittent arcs. The arcs occur many times per second and disintegrate even the hardest metals. Small carbon particles are flushed away by pressurised coolant flowing through the electrode. The disintegrators are used with tubular electrodes, through which coolant is passed. Core of the broken tap/drill is burnt out so that the flutes become loose. Total safety is assured for the operator and the parent component apart from the removal of broken taps, drills, etc. Making of holes in any hardened steel is possible by using the disintegrators. The metal arc disintegrators are ideally suited for various applications in the removal of broken taps, drills, reamers, etc, from all sorts of components, engine blocks, crankshafts, camshafts etc.

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Sparkonix India Pvt Ltd, Pune 411 018. Tel: 020-2747 0643, Fax: 020-2747 6452 Email: sparkedm@vsnl.net , Website: www.sparkonix.com

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FLOAT SWITCHES

ristal Instruments manufactures and offers side-mounted float switches that can be used for initiating high/low level audio/visual signals or automatic level control of liquids in tanks. Switch actuation is done by micro-switch having SPDT contacts of current rating of 5 A at 240 V AC. The switches operate at 12 mm liquid level differential. Float and all wetted parts are of SS-304/316, PVC or Teflon. Designed for maximum pressure rating of 40 kg/cm² and temperature of 300°C, these switches are suitable for mounting directly on the side of the tank. The float switches are glandless and hence become leakproof. Mounting flange is SS sq flange having 83 mm PCD with 4-bolt holes of 9 mm Ø as standard. Other sizes are available on request. Stainless steel switch housing weatherproof is standard. Flameproof is as per IS:2148-1981 for gr I, II A and II B gases on request.

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Cristal Instruments, Mumbai 400 080. Tel: 022-2569 3893, Fax: 022-2560 3474 Email: cristal@roltanet.com, Website: www.cristalinstruments.com



LATHE MACHINES

alaji geared-head medium-duty lathe machines (series VGM) offered by Vinit Engineering Works have height of centre 215 mm, length of bed ranging up to 1830 mm, and admit between centres up to 1000 mm. The main spindle hollow is 38 mm. Main spindle nose is A2-4 or threaded type. Dynamically balanced spindles enable the spindle run at vibration-free motion at 1200 RPM. All gears are made of 20MN CR5 material and fully induction hardened and teeth ground. The Norton gearbox is able to cut any of metric, modules and pitch (DP). The bed is made from graded cast iron and flame hardened up to 400 BHN diametral. Also offered are faceplates, carrier plates, steady rests, follow rests, motorized coolant pumps with tanks & fittings, rear tool posts, quick change tool posts, etc. The machines are maintenance-free and easy-to-use. Parts are interchangeable and available in stock with regional dealers.

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Vinit Engineering Works, Rajkot 360 004. Tel: 0281-2311734, Fax: 0281-2312091, Mob: 09879022052 Email: vinit@balajilathe.com, Website: www.balajilathe.com



SERVO-CONTROLLED VOLTAGE STABILISERS elco Electronics manufactures and offers highly precision servo-controlled voltage stabilisers. The output voltage of these voltage stabilisers is maintained at 230 ±1 per cent or 415 ±1 per cent. Rate of correction is fairly fast. These units are available in single phase as well as three-phase model with balanced load or unbalanced load. A voltmeter is provided to observe the input as well as output voltage. Provision for manual

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operation is also provided along with solid-state control of servomotor. There is o radio interference or waveform distortion, insensitive to load power factor. Additional facilities, like overload trip facility, auto/visual alarm from over/under voltage, digital voltameter, ammeter can be provided. The servo controlled voltage stabilisers are available up to 15 kV A in single-phase and up to 100 kV A in three phase. They are tested at ERDA, Vadodara. Gelco Electronics Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad 380 025. Tel: 079-2220 0851, Fax: 079-2220 0646 Email: gelco@d2visp.com, Website: www.gelco-in.com



LOW-TENSION CURRENT TRANSFORMERS

eco-V low-tension current transformers offered by Goliya Electricals are manufactured using high-grade CRGO toroidal cores, carefully processed in neutral atmosphere thereby ensuring low losses. These current transformers are available in many versions, such as tape wound, resin cast type, ABS moulded cases for bus bar mounting and miniature types both for metering and protection application. They are manufactured having primary current ratings up to 6000 A and secondary 5 A or 1 A. Accuracy class offered is from 0.5 onwards. Portable versions for laboratory applications are also available. A sophisticated test bench is used for testing the current transformers against very accurate standards.

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FORKLIFTS

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RADIAL DRILLING MACHINES

rakash Mechanic Works offers radial drilling machines (40 mm capacity) that have complete oil bath lifting assembly with the shaft supported at both ends by bearings and not the bushes. The heavy-duty lifting screw (35 mm) is supported through taper roller bearing. It has wide support of column (170 mm with extra rib), column bracket (440 mm) and arm (305 mm). Column is made of casting having long bottom for greater rigidity to reduce vibration. The base plate is heavily ribbed below for extra rigidity. Most important part spindle is internally and externally ground made of EN8 steel. Spindle quill is of 78 mm dia made of steel only not the casting. Pinion of EN8 steel and quill both are having 10 DP heavy teeth. Greater support through wider drilling head (250 mm) and closed Vguideways on newly designed channel type arm.

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PRESSURE SENSORS

K Instruments offers pressure sensors (model SP-96) manufactured by Sitron of USA. These pressure sensors are made with SS-316 piezoresistive cells filled with silicone or oil. They are designed to be installed at the bottom of the tank. The pressure sensors are offered in SS-316 with a 4-20

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POWER & HARMONICS ANALYSERS

eco Instruments has launched power and harmonics analysers (model PHA-5850) that are powerful clamp-on power, leakage and harmonics analysers. These are stateof-the-art versatile instruments using micro-controller technology and have various functions that would be ideal for any engineer/ inspector for carrying out on-site vigilance checks, surveys, raids, etc. They can do almost all analysis for single/three-phase power system and are capable of analysing power consumption. The instruments have a recorder (17000 records) and an auto trend

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feature (which can be plotted from date stored). They are useful for analysing harmonics up to the 99th order and THD output of 50 harmonics in one screen with waveform. The power and harmonics analysers display waveform with peak values, power parameters and harmonics at the press of a button. They have their own 512K memory with programmable interval and optically isolated RS-232C interface on a large dot matrix LCD of 35 parameters in one backlit screen. Meco Instruments Pvt Ltd, Navi Mumbai 400 710. Tel: 022-2767 3311-16, Fax: 022-2767 3310/30 Email: info@mecoinst.com, Website: www.mecoinst.com Certification: An ISO 9001:2000 certified company

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LEAK TESTING EQUIPMENT

apsee Controls & Systems offers mass flow controllers that are used to control the flow of water. These water controllers utilise L-series water flow meters coupled to a proportional control valve. The internal microprocessor operates with a proportional integrative derivate (PID) control algorithm. LC and LCR controllers are used in applications that require precise, low flow control. Ceramic membrane manufacturers, PEM and SOCF fuel cell test stand designers and particle analysis equipment manufacturers see significant improvements in system repeatability and design integration time with these devices. The LCR models are designed with a customised, larger orifice valve for low pressure applications.

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Eltek Equipment (Bombay) Pvt Ltd, Dist Thane 401 208. Tel: 0250-2453986, Fax: 0250-2455822 Email: motors@eltekindia.com , Website: www.eltekindia.com Certification: An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company

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MULTI-PUNCH PRESS MACHINES

lectro Fibres offers multi-punch press machines (model NSBY U A L I Tcompact 606) that have a special design more and simpler to use than any other existing machines (claims the company). These machines have threeA P P R O V E D functions of punching, bending and cutting at one time. They feature wider working view than any other existing machine and are simple to exchange punch. Convenient working is enough to move busbar at all directions without exchanging oval hole punch. In manual working for busbar and power switch gear board, 203 and 103 moulds in turn are used. For cable terminal crimping, mould #100 to #22 is exchanged. The operator can work accurately, checking the cutting process including the part to be cut with his own eyes. Q

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DOCK LEVELLERS

andhi Automations offers dock levellers manufactured by Campisa Srl, Italy. Radius lip dock-levelers allows the dock to connect with the truck-bed, therefore making it possible to drive directly on and off with fork-lift trucks, roll containers, etc. Loading/unloading operations become quick, safe and economical. These dock levellers come with the most secure safety devices.

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They are built in conformity with the EN-1398. Telescopic lip docklevellers are ideal for connecting vehicles unable to drive near to the dock, or where it is imperative to reach a longer total length of the dock-leveler itself. The dock levellers are supplied complete with: platform & lip in almond anti-slip steel; single effect lift cylinder, double effect lip cylinder; maximum pressure valve; side foot protection steel sheets; rubber bumpers 300 mm x 55 mm x 60 mm; wall console containing the whole drive unit and control, with low-level conduit protection, or motor underneath. Gandhi Automations Pvt Ltd, Mumbai 400 064. Tel: 022-6672 0200, Fax: 022-6672 0201 Email: sales@geapl.co.in, Website: www.geapl.co.in



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PLUG CONNECTION COUPLINGS hoenix Contactâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s couplings for Variosub plug connectors in D-SUB 9, 15 and 25 formats enable several D-SUB contact inserts to be connected within an IP67 industrial environment. Push-pull locking makes for smooth and simple operation. The couplings can be used as a flying connection or be braced to a wall mounting. Two integrated cable glands enable the separate introduction of signal and power cables as well as the


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development of line structures. T and X branches can be easily implemented with the coupling. Pluggable coding profiles guard against improper connections. Labelling plates guarantee quick identification in the installation unit. Customary D-SUB contact inserts for signals and power are available using common connection technology as well as easy-to-wire screw connections. Phoenix Contact (I) Pvt Ltd, New Delhi 110 020. Tel: 011-3026 2800, Fax: 011-2638 3285 Email: response@phoenixcontact.co.in, Website: www.phoenixcontact.co.in



DIAPHRAGM PRESSURE GAUGES

adix Sensors offers diaphragm sealed pressure gauges designed for chemical applications, and for use on corrosive gases and liquids. The diaphragm material is stainless steel with/without Teflon protection. These diaphragm sealed gauges are recommended for protection from corrosive or viscous fluids, clogging, and inline freezing of the process media. Special hygienic diaphragm seal on gauges are available for pharmaceutical, food processing and dairy applications. Accuracy is of ±1.6 per cent. Standard dial sizes available are 63 mm, 100 mm and 150 mm. Pressure ranges from 50 mbar to 600 mbar and 0-1 kg/cm² up to 0-400 kg/cm².

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STRAIN GAUGES & ACCESSORIES

ltek Systems offers strain gauges and accessories. The range of products include: linear strain gauges, 2â&#x20AC;&#x201C;3 direction strain gauges, circular rosette strain gauges, high temperature strain gauges, strain gauge for special applications, strain gauge application kits, adhesives & protective coating, single-channel & multi-channel strain indicators, etc. Applications are in structural testing, automotive & aerospace testing, component testing, biomedical analysis, sensor manufacturing, etc.

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BACK-PACK VACUUM CLEANERS acuum Technology (India) offers back-pack vacuum cleaners. These machines weigh only 5 kgs. They are compact and provided with a back strapping arrangements to be carried on the operatorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shoulders. Features incorporated include: ecological design, noiseless operation, strong body and powerful suction. A complete range of accessories are provided. These are electrically operated (220 V AC) provided with 18 metre cable. The dirt collection capacity is 5 litres.

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MOTORISED ELECTROMECHANICAL CODERS

dvanced Industrial Micro Sytsems offers compact table-top motorised electromechanical coders (model EMC-35T) for semi-automatic registered printing of batch number, manufacturing date, expiry date, MRP, ingredients, sequential numbers, AGMARK, logos, etc, on the labels, pouches, cartons, tins, cans, boxes, bottles (curvature), etc, or for online registered printing on any intermittent form fill seal (FFS), oil/milk pouch packing machine, etc. These coders are ideal for semi-automatic coding. As soon as the product is put on the platform, coding is done automatically. The message to be printed is very easily composed by just push fitting the grooved stereos (easily changeable) on to the groove base mat. Inking system consists of a rechargeable circular cartridge, which is fully enclosed allowing the use of fast-drying & indelible solvent-based inks for porous and non-porous surfaces. The print head slides into the housing for inking & outside for coding onto the product.

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HUMIDITY & TEMPERATURE CONTROLLERS

avetronics manufactures and offers microprocessorbased PID auto tune humidity and temperature controllers. These controllers have features such as: microcontroller-based, double display; supply voltage of 220 V AC; input of RTD for temperature & 3.3 V DC for humidity; output of dry heater SSR, wet heater SSR, & cooling SSR; PID control for humidity & temperature; range of temperature 0-6°C, & humidity 0 to 100 per cent; temperature as per range adjustable in set mode; humidity as per range adjustable in set mode; CT 1 to 60 for SSR output; auto tuning required for PB, IT & DT value of humidity & temperature; delay 0 to 250 second adjustable for cooling control; defrost on & off time setting for auto defrost; manual defrost by increment key; relay trip if sensor breaks or connection open; and calibration error correction by front key switch (no preset setting).

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CURRENT SENSORS

inson WCS 1X00 series hall effect base linear current sensors offered by Emaar Impex, provide economical and precise solutions for both DC and AC current sensing in industrial, commercial and communications systems. The unique package provides easy implementations without

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breaking original system and makes current sensing possible. The current sensors consist of a precise, low temperature drift linear hall sensor IC with temperature compensations, circuits and a diameter 8.7 mm through hole. Terminals of the conductive path are electrically isolated from the sensor leads. Features include: wide sensing current range 0~100 A at 5 V voltage supply; high sensitivity 20, 30, 55 mV/A; wide operating voltage range 3.0~12 V; low operating current 3 mA; isolation voltage 4000 V; ratiometric output from supply voltage; and 23 kHz bandwidth. Typical applications include motor control, load detections and management, overcurrent fault detections and any intelligent power managements systems, etc. Emaar Impex Pvt Ltd, Mumbai 400 007. Tel: 022-2380 1086, Fax: 022-2389 4197, Mob: 09773397486 Email: bharat@emaarindia.in



CONCRETE PUMPS

amshedji Construction Machinery offers concrete pumps (model M-15) that are multi-purpose pumps with a number of advantages because of the high pressure these can be used for plastering, shotcreting, grouting and pumping concrete @ 15 m続/hr. These pumps are most ideal for

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standard builders of India. The equipment is mounted on a strong framed chassis with pneumatic tyres for mobility on site at 25 km/ hr. An additional feature of the pumps is that an additional tyre is given for easy moveability manually by a couple of workers for a short distance onsite. Technical specifications include: maximum theoretical output 15 mÂł/hr; maximum concrete pressure at 95 bar; 21 strokes/minute; pumping cylinder (dia x strokes) at 114 mm x 826 mm; piston displacement 2 cylinders of 28 litres; capacity of charging hopper 400 litres; maximum horizontal & vertical placing distances at 150 & 45 metres; and engine (diesel/electric) at 39 HP, etc. Jamshedji Construction Machinery Co, Pune 411 026. Tel: 020-2712 0682, Fax: 020-2712 2406, Mob: 09890149666 Email: info@jamshedji.com, Website: www.jamshedji.com



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pumps are used as backing pumps in series with roots blowers, diffusion pumps, etc. These pumps also find applications in vacuum coating, molecular distillation, vacuum metallurgy, freeze drying, vacuum impregnation, air conditioning and refrigeration, vacuum lifting devices, packaging machines, etc. They are offered in capacities up to 300 LPM and vacuum up to 0.002 torr. Acmevac Sales Pvt Ltd, Mumbai 400 099. Tel: 022-2837 5837, Fax: 022-2836 4977, Mob: 09223388105 Email: acmevac@vsnl.com, Website: www.acmevac.com Certification: An ISO 9001:2000 certified company



PRELOADING & BEARING WASHERS

K Engineering Company manufactures and offers preloading and bearing washers that are components for mounting ball bearings without any play. These are applied in motors and machine design and in many other field or electro-technical products to reduce the noise of ball bearings. In order to satisfy all kinds of applications, these preloading and bearing washers are manufactured in several sizes for different bearings, such as 6000, 6201, 6202, etc. These can be manufactured as per customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; specifications and drawings. The preloading and bearing washers are made from high carbon spring steel (EN-42 J) materials having HRC 40-50.

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INFRARED NON-CONTACT THERMOMETERS

S Electronics offers infrared laser non-contact thermometers for measuring temperature of moving, rotating or vibrating objects. These non-contact thermometers are located in process chambers or behind windows, for combustion gases/flames, surface temperature measurement, etc. Using advanced optic systems and detectors, non-contact infrared thermometers can focus on nearly portion of the 0.7 to 14 micron band. Because every object emits an optimum amount of infrared energy at a specific point along the infrared bank, each process may require unique sensor model with specific object and detector type. The intensity of an object’s emitted infrared energy increases or decreases in the proportion to its temperature. It is the emitted energy, the target’s emissivity that indicates an object’s temperature. The infrared laser type temperature indicators/thermometers, pyrometers are available with wide temperature ranges, for different target distance, programmable min/max, avg, dif temperature, high/low alarm and recall facility of the last reading.

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QUICK RESPONSE CODE

he demand for larger data storage with efficient readability and lower space occupancy has directed the way of innovation through 1D barcode to 2D barcode. Quick response (QR) code is the emergence to these needs and demands innovated by Denso Wave, Japan. It is a 2-D matrix symbology with higher data density, printable with minimum 96 DPI, lower space occupancy, dirt, damage and wrap resistant up to 30 per cent, omnidirectionally readable by any 2D scanner and even with camera enabled mobile phones. The secure QR codes (SQRC) is the next level QR code with additional security features of segregation of private and public data. The private (secret) data is associated with a password protection. The application of this code is tremendous in protecting every aspect of business and financial secrecy. It is one of the unique instruments in combating counterfeit and deserves the application where high level security is a demand.

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INFRARED TEMPERATURE INDICATORS

hermocab Instronics offers a wide variety of non-contact digital infrared temperature indicators with built in laser sensors. These temperature indicators have a distance to spot ratio of 1:8, which makes them very accurate and reliable choice. There are different models for different temperature range, such as model BG-41 from -20 to +420°C, model BG-31 from -20 to +320°C, model BG-21 from -20 to +220°C, model BG-51 for up to 1000°C, model BG-61 for temperature up to 1800°C, model BG-71 for temperature up to 2000°C and model BG-81 for temperature up to 3000°C. All these models have other special features, such as backlit display, reading in degree Centigrade and degree Fahrenheit and spot laser display. Also offered are standard digital batteryoperated portable temperature indicators-cum-timers and mains-operated digital temperature indicators-cum-controllers.

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NON-CONTACT INFRARED THERMOMETERS nstruments & Machinery Sales Corporation offers gun-type digital non-contact infrared thermometers that have measurements ranging from –20ºC to 450ºC (-4ºF to 842ºF). These non-contact infrared thermometers have a large pointer, which can be used to measure the temperature of an object’s surface. They are easyto-use with the backlight display helping the user to measure in dark. The infrared thermometers show a laser symbol in LCD as a reminder. They

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also feature additional automatic data hold and auto power off. The thermometers at 8 inches away measure 1-inch target. Their optics sense emitted, reflected and transmitted energy is collected and focused to a detector. The electronics in the instruments translate the information into a temperature reading, which is displayed on the unit. The non-contact infrared thermometers find wide range of applications in food preparation, safety and fire inspection, plastic moulding, asphalt marine and screen printing measuring ink and dryer temp, diesel and fleet maintenance. Instruments & Machinery Sales Corporation, Mumbai 400 001. Tel: 022-2269 1733, Fax: 022-2267 8864Email: instru@vsnl.net



HYDRAULIC PRESSES

-type foot-operated hydraulic presses manufactured by Dowel Engineering Works range from 15 tons to 25 tons capacity. These hydraulic presses have rigid and sturdy welded steel frame without bend. The cylinder is made from honed tube and hardchrome plated ram is made from mild steel, operated by single acting cylinder. Good quality seals assure long working life. Ram is provided with replaceable socket to facilitate attachment of dies and tools on customerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s request. Two C-type production presses are mounted on a table for assembly unit. These presses are operated by one power pack unit. Separate foot switches are

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provided for upward and down ward movement of ram. Separate pressure regulating valve are also provided. Variable length of stroke is available. Dowel Engineering Works, Rajkot 360 002. Tel: 0281-2362465, Fax: 0281-2362465, Mob: 09824231975 Email: dowel@thedowel.com, Website: www.thedowel.com



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Tulex Industrial Tools (P) Ltd, Thane 421 201. Tel: 0251-2436207, Fax: 0251-2436208 Email: tulex@vsnl.net, Website: www.tulextools.com Certification: An ISO 9001:2000 certified company



C-FRAME PRESSES

MP Machine tools offers C-frame presses that are fabricated out of mild steel plate generously designed to withstand heavy working conditions with minimum stretching and deflection. The fabricated members of the press are stress relieved. Two plates are bound together with welded support and tie rods. Precise machining of the structural members is done after normalizing to get the required accuracy like parallelism between platen and bed, right angularity between bed and the moving platen. The C-frame presses are highly applicable for high production of small jobs. Special presses are also available with high ram speeds.

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CABLE TIES tainless steel cable ties manufactured by Sigma Industries are available as self-locking (ball lock) in grade SS-304/316 with smooth edges even safety install by hand. Stainless steel is suitable for use in hard condition, like corrosive atmosphere, extreme temperature and offshore conditions. These cable ties are especially available with halogen-free, polyurethane coating, which is ideal to use in extreme low temperature and improves corrosion resistance. The


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cable ties are also available in 0.25 mm thickness, 4.6 & 7.9 mm width and 100 mm to 1000 mm length. They also come with locking head diameter of 4.6 mm to 11 mm x 6.50 mm x 4.50 mm and 7.9 mm to 14 mm x 5.50 mm. Sizes and material grade could be changed as per requirements (claims the company). Sigma Industries, Jamnagar 361 04. Tel: 0288-2562567, Fax: 0288-2561965, Mob: 09375391408 Email: sigmacgs@yahoo.com, Website: www.cgscableglands.com



HYDRAULIC CYLINDERS

hree Saikrupa Hydro Marketing offers hydraulic cylinders that are manufactured from high quality raw materials. These hydraulic cylinders can easily withstand high and changing temperatures without any damage to the cylinder. They are ideal for construction and agricultural operations. The hydraulic cylinders are available in various sizes for use as construction equipment, earthmoving equipment, mining, drilling equipment, road paving, industrial vehicles, material handling equipment, manufactures, etc.

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SECTION BENDING MACHINES

odson Bending Systems manufactures and offers section bending machines that are designed and built according to the latest technology. With these machines the bending operation can be carried out with a minimum of manual efforts. The main frame of the machines is of all steel welded construction, heavily proportional andU welded to a structural steel base, stress ALITY relieved and machined. All three rolls are made out of alloy steel, A P Ppinions R O V E&Dgears are also from alloy steel, heat-treated. All shafts, rotating on high dynamic load spherical roller bearing. Rolls are driven by a special designed gearbox and electric brake motor or hydraulic motor. Two lower rolls are adjustable through individual gear box & brake motor or through hydraulic cylinders. The hydraulic unit is protected against overload and non-return valves elements the possibilities of lower, changing position during the bending operations. The machines are available in electro-mechanical and hydro-mechanical versions. C

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UNIVERSAL GRINDING MACHINES

itesh Engineering Works offers precision HEW 600 mm heavy-duty universal grinding machines that are used for high-precision grinding of gauges and dies. These machines are also used for toolroom applications and come with accuracy on diameter 0.002 micron. The onepiece machine body is made from closed grain casting. Maximum grinding length is 600 mm and height of center is 150 mm. The tables are flat on one side and V on the other side with Turicte-B linear material coated and precision hand scrapped to match corresponding surface of the guideways centrally motorised lubrication unit. The grinding wheel spindle is made form EN-24 material case hardened and superfinished which runs in the white metal bush for smooth running of grinding wheel. Grinding wheel size is 350 x 38 x 127 mm. The grinding wheel head is swiveled at 45-degree movement through rack & pinion. Also manufactured are 300 x 450 x 800 x 1000 mm grinding machines.

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Hitesh Engineering Works, Wadhwancity 363 035. Tel: 02752-241926, Fax: 02752-241036, Mob: 09879877780 Email: info@pitrodagrinder.com, Website: www.pitrodagrinder.com



SHEARING MACHINES

awa Press Systems offers super rigid series fixed rake angle shearing machines in C-frame construction for heavy-duty production work. These shearing machines incorporate standard and optional features to make them unique production machines, like automatic centralised lubrication; hydraulic overload devices electronic operator safety devices, pneumatic die cushion; six-point guiding systems; stroke counters; die lifting devices; single

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tool die holder, etc. They are available from 10 tons to 250 tons capacity. Special executions are also possible to meet individual production requirements. The frame is of heavy-duty design and hotrolled welded steel plate construction. Shearing table is integral with the basic machine frame to ensure maximum rigidity. Hydraulic power pack unit is with pump, motor and valve with block assembly conveniently located in the back upper part of the frame. Control panel is conveniently mounted on the left hand side of the machines to ensure ease-of-operation when working from the squaring arm end. Kawa Press Systems Pvt Ltd, Rajkot 360 002. Tel: 0281-2461102, Fax: 0281-2461665, Mob: 09825389169 Email: info@kawapresses.com, Website: www.kawapresses.com



DIGITAL COLOUR MARK SENSORS

ubi Electricals offers SUNX (a brand of Panasonic) LX-100 series digital colour mark sensors that can detect any marking because they are equipped with red, green and blue LED light emitting element. Furthermore, to expand the functionality these sensors come with dual mode, ie, mark mode (ultra high-speed response) and colour mode (high precision

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mark colour discrimination) to suit any application. These sensors come with MODE NAVI technology for enhancing features and easy to use. The other special features includes 4-digit digital display, super simple teaching, external teaching, 12-bit A/D converter, D-code, key lock, timer, NPN or PNP outputs, IP67 protection, etc. Amazingly all this comes in the size of 57 mm (W) x 24 mm (D) x 38 mm (H) body. The digital colour mark sensors can be used very effectively in many applications/industries, especially in packaging, food, pharma, textile, plastic, etc. Lubi Electronics, Ahmedabad 380 025. Tel: 079-2220 5471, Fax: 079-2220 0660, Mob: 09327497006 Email: info@lubielectronics.com, Website: www.lubielectronics.com



THREE-DIMENSIONAL MIXERS

exagon manufactures 3-dimensional industrial mixers/ blenders, called the ALPHIE, which range in sizes from 3 liters onwards, using its patented (applied for) technology. The motion of the ALPHIE is based on the kinematic inversion UALITY principle. This is a complex, highly-ordered, 3-dimensional motion producing mixing results that are far O Vsuperior ED to conventional techniques. These 3D mixers are widely used as a O TR powder mixer, pharmaceutical lab mixer, powder blender, slurry mixer, commercial batch mixer, industrial food mixer, industrial paint mixer, industrial powder mixer, and for ball milling. The company is specialised in customising mixer design to suit usersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; requirements. It can also build a mixer for uses even if their requirements are special containers, speed, input power, loading or unloading systems, or non-standard sizes. L

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ORBITAL SANDERS

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Nippon Electrical Industries, Ahmedabad 382 330. Tel: 079-2282 2750, Fax: 079-2280 0119, Mob: 09376710401 Email: marketing@nipponpowertools.com Website: www.nipponpowertools.com Certification: An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company

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HYDRAULIC SURFACE GRINDERS

umo series hydraulic surface grinders offered by Pinnacle Engineering Enterprise, are available in full range from 450 mm to 150 mm table size manual surface grinders with longitudinal movement ball guideways and wire rope drive of 500 mm x 200 mm, 750 mm x 250 mm, 1000 mm x 300 mm hydraulic and 800 mm x 400 mm table size hydraulic as well as NC/CNC surface grinders. These grinding machines have robust base structure and have internationally accepted fix column design. Heavy box type column casting with honeycombed ribbing is rigidly clamped to heavy base castings. The spindle housing supports cartridge-type spindle units and is assembled with super precision bearings, grease packed with imported grease to have long trouble-free service. Automatic electronic cross-feed is variable from 0.5 to 6.0 mm at each table reversal with safety manual to auto interlocking device. Flatness accuracy of within 10 microns and surface finish of within 0.4 to 0.8 micron RA are standard features.

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of corrosive chemicals, acids, effluents, inks, dyes, solvents, etc, in various industries ranging from chemical, petrochemical, steel plants, power plants to pharmaceutical industries. The pumps are offered in standard construction of polypropylene and optionally in PVDF also for highly corrosive liquid and temperature up to 110째C. Versatile features of these pumps are wide models available from 1 HP to 10 HP in different capacities, wide range of sealing combinations of mechanical seal & gland packing. The pumps are designed and manufactured with latest technology to give better performance, reliability and lower power consumption. Other pumps offered are sealless magnetic drive (in PP, PVDF & SS-316) mechanical seal type SS-316 monoblock pumps and rotary vane pumps for handling corrosive & viscous liquids. Taha Pumps & Valves, Surendranagar 363 035. Tel: 02752-240233, Fax: 02752-240908, Mob: 09825599415 Email: tahapv@yahoo.co.in, Website: www.tahapumps.com



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SOLID CARBIDE REAMERS

obin Precision Products manufactures and offers solid carbide reamers with LH helix-RH cut, RH helix-RH cut and straight flute geometry for entire solution of reaming operations. The combination of helix geometry along with H6 tolerance parallel-shank, offers the highest concentricity and rigidity during the reaming operation. Unique flute design of the Blood reamers is the 2-axis alignment of amount-ahead-of center (AAC) geometry, which distributes the load equally to each tooth thereby increasing the life of reamer. The solid carbide reamers cut at

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their chamfered edges and a standard 45-degree chamfer angle provides effective cutting action for most workpiece materials. They are thoroughly inspected for the cutting edge and primary chamfer relieving for their outstanding performance. Robin Precision Products Pvt Ltd, Rajkot 360 003. Tel: 0281-2371722, Fax: 0281-2388431, Mob: 09825422431 Email: info@bloodtools.com, Website: www.bloodtools.com



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Valgro Engineers Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad 382 415. Tel: 079-2297 2603, Fax: 079-2297 2606, Mob: 09374083443 Email: sales@valgroabrasives.com, Website: www.valgroabrasives.com Certification: An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company

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PTFE TEFLON PRODUCTS

upremo Line & Control offers various types of PTFE Teflon products and machined components. These products are available in standard shape as rods, bushes, sheets, tubes, ITY U A Lmechanical gaskets, bellows, O-rings, seals, skived sheets and all components as per customer’s drawings and requirements. PTFE A P P R O V E Dskiving sheets and any components are chemically treated, so that it can be helpful to bound PTFE with any metal. Features include: low efficient of friction, chemical inertness, non-toxic, non-flammable, selflubricating, excellent weathering resistance, exhibits lowest value of static and dynamic friction, negligible water absorption, outstanding electrical properties over a wide frequency range and operating temperature range of –270°C to +260°C. PTFE is extensively used in plants & industries, like pharmaceutical, chemical, aeronautics, space engineering, mechanical, petrochemical, drugs, rubber and plastic, marine lines, electrical and electronics, agricultural, fertilizer, paper and pulp, power generation and distribution, food, beverage, lime, cement, ceramic, glass, metallurgical, metal, etc. L

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INVERTERS

owerGuard inverters manufactured by National Controlling Equipment Industries are computer compatible available in 500, 750, 1000 and 1500 W. Some of their features are: PWM Mosfet technology for higher efficiency, low voltage battery recharging (150 V AC to 280 V AC); fast changeover to suit computers, AC high low cut, low battery early buzzer then cutoff; overload cutoff and auto restart, Quasi sine wave output, simple and easy-to-install; inverter bypass facility, efficient charger to lengthen battery life, tough body, instant start; noiseless operation and compact structure, ideal for computer and domestic applications; and protection against overload, short-circuit, battery overcharge, battery deep discharge and reverse battery assured. The inverters can be used for lights, fans, fax, electronic weighing scales, electronic type writers and communication equipment. They can also be used in emergency lightings, operation theaters, security lightings, surgical equipments, etc.

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INVERTERS una Impex in collaboration with TECO offers inverters (model TECO-7300 CV). Salient features of the inverters include sensorless vector control, 150 per cent starting torque, built-in PLC function, LED/LCD keypad display, NPN/PNP digital input, PID function, braking transistor built-in, copy unit (memory pack) function, PC (Windows)/PDA (WinCE) link function, RSâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;485 Modbus RTU/ ASCII mode, field bus communication Modules, EMC filter built-in, global standards, such as UL, CUL, CE, etc.

Kuna Impex Pvt Ltd, Ahmedabad 380 054. Tel: 079-2684 1523/4, Fax: 079-2684 1453 Email: kuna_teco@rediffmail.com



FIBREGLASS HELMETS

hree Laxmi Enterprises manufactures and offers fibreglass industrial helmets (model HP-NF) that are seamless molded in one piece from natural reinforced fibreglass polyester resin. These helmets are heat resistant for heavy impact and scratch-proof. They are available with cotton headband and chin strap or four point plastic suspensions. The fibreglass helmets are IS-2925 and DGMS approved and marked. They are available in natural white, special finish and in different colours. Also available are nape style helmets, helmets with earmuff attachments, helmets with earmuff and face shield attachments, ratchet head band helmets, etc.

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ONLINE UPS SYSTEMS

he primary purpose of the IntelliQ Online UPS systems offered by Su-Kam Power Systems is to protect critical and sensitive equipment from the electrical disturbances that may jeopardize their operation. Mains-line failures, mini blackouts, high and low voltage fluctuations, lightning, electrostatic discharge and rapid over-voltages are phenomena found in all environments, causing damage to hardware and loss of data. When the mains supply is present, the inverter section derives its power from the mains, rectifies it and the back-up batteries are kept in a constantly charged state. When the mains supply fails, the source of DC power for the inverter section shifts to the battery without any break whatsoever in the output. Applications are in network servers, bridges, hubs, routers, storage devices, critical workstations, medical equipment, industrial products, telecommunication systems, ATM machines, colour lab, line area network (LAN), embroidery machines, satellite systems, etc.

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EYE GUARDS MG-HAI Technocrats offers eye guards that protect the eyes of two wheeler riders from dust, insects, flying objects, winds (cold & hot wave). These eye guards also protect the eyes of

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industrial workers where a high degree of dust particles remains suspended in air. They are ideal for colliery, steel, cement, fertilizer plants, etc. The eye guards are easy to wear and are made of soft PVC, due to which they leave no mark on the face. They are lightweight and can be worn for a prolonged period without discomfort. The eye guards can also be worn over goggles/glasses and hence protects the goggles/glasses. Detachable eyepiece is made of Perspex unbreakable glass with air ventilation system. SMG-HAI Technocrats (P) Ltd, Kolkata 700 029. Tel: 033-2464 9744, Fax: 033-2466 3434 Email: smghai@hotmail.com, Website: smghai@smghai.com



SAFETY NETS

ri Vallabh Enterprises manufactures and offers safety nets that are used for construction purpose. These safety nets are manufactured as per customers’ requirements and sizes. They are available in 4” x 4” mesh sizes of 8 mm rope polypropylene with border rope of 12 mm with blue HDPE net on the upper side, in order to have full protection from both the sides.

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Sri Vallabh Enterprises, Mumbai 400 026. Tel: 022-2351 0618, Fax: 022-2344 7838, Mob: 9821179506 Email: srivallabh@vsnl.net

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BREATH ANALYSERS

bhitron India offers breath analysers (model AI-4000) that detect the alcohol concentration in the breath of a person under observation and give an audio and visual alarm if the blood alcohol concentration is more than the set level. These instruments are easy-touse and are well proven in their ability to withstand rigorous operational use. They are pocket-sized and have semiconductor sensor. Breath sample is blow deep lung air on the sensor window from a distance of 5 cm approximately. In the test result, if the BAC result is more than the set level then the LEDs will glow with buzzer sound. Technical specifications include: absolute pocket size of 115 mm (H) x 65 mm (L) x 40 mm (B), weight of 200 gms ¹10 per cent without batteries and without carrying case, operating temperature of 5 to 50°C power size dry cells or 1.2 x 4 NiCd batteries (rechargeable). The breath analysers include test bottle, operating instructions, warranty card, etc.

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GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY SYSTEMS

ce Instruments & Services offers customised gas chromatography systems manufactured by Petroleum Analyzer Company LP, USA. The PAC chromatography application solution portfolio matches almost the entire spectrum of petroleum, petrochemical and natural gas analysis needs. Beginning with the light end analysis of gas, naphtha and gasoline streams, PAC standard solutions progress up to and include the analysis of heavy streams such as crude oil and residual. Also offered are solutions for environmental applications.

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Ace Instruments & Services Pvt Ltd, Thane (W) 400 606. Tel: 022-2588 2453, 3291 5389, Fax: 022-2588 5807 Email: aceinst@vsnl.net.in, Website: www.aceinstruments.com



CHAMBER FURNACES

gnee Engineering manufactures chamber furnaces that are offered for a range of heat treatment applications, including stress relieving, normalising, hardening and tempering. Effective insulation reduces heat loss into the work environment and aids in faster heatup. These furnaces utilise electrical heating elements or are gas fired/ oil fired. The furnaces are designed to provide consistent results through uniform heating, accurate temperature control and control of furnace atmosphere. Each furnace is fitted with standard and special accessories including vertical doors fans, cooling venturies, racks, baskets, loading devices, quench systems, various controlled atmospheres, special thermocouples, temperature controllers/recorders and alarms. Temperature ranges from 500°C to 1200°C.

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Agnee Engineering, Dist Thane 401 202. Tel: 0250-248 1126, Fax: 0250-248 1421 Email: sales@agneeindia.com, Website: www.agneeindia.com



GAS CHROMATOGRAPHS

hruva gas chromatographs from Chromatography & Instruments are touchscreen-based systems manufactured and introduced in India. These are fully loaded systems that are self-sufficient which can be configured to various applications. Some of the innovative and advance features are: ¼” VGA touch screen for complete system control & monitoring; auto tuning PID temperature control for up to 8 channel; EPC for 8-channels with programmable options; up to 12 auxiliary device control with step programming for difference options; extensive auto diagnostic & user-friendly; up to 4 injection ports & 3 detectors; wide range of detectors &

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sampling system; input status for pressure, remote start, door open & four additional spare inputs available; and can be coupled to GC-MS. Applications are in chemical & pharmaceutical, product quality control check, fine chemicals quality check, petroleum products, refinery & fertilizers products, breweries, flavour & essence, environmental analysis, analysis of LPG, and analysis of transformer oil. Chromatography & Instruments Co, Vadodara 390 010. Tel: 0265-2633926, 263 1830, Fax: 0265-2638273 Email: info@chromatographyinst.com Website: www.chromatographyinst.com



PERSONAL RADIATION DETECTORS

etection Instruments offers personal radiation detectors (GammaRAE II) that provide rapid detection of gamma ray sources even in potentially flammable environments. Certified intrinsically safe and water-immersible for chemical decontamination purposes, the GammaRAE II can be safely used in more environments than any other personal radiation detector. The sensitive cesium iodide (CsI) scintillator of the GammaR AE II provides a fast, two-second response to radiological threats. Some of the key features include: prominent visible, audible and vibration alarms; immersible in water for easy decontamination; topmounted reversible display; dust and shock resistant; automatic background

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level referencing on start-up and upon user demand; passes drop test from 59” (1.5 m) to hard concrete; low EMI interference from cell phones and portable radios; and programmable search and high/low safety alarms. Applications include: customs and border patrols; law enforcement; security officers in nuclear power facilities, banks, government laboratories, medical facilities; military; government agencies; HazMat teams; fire departments; and nuclear power plant. Detection Instruments (India) Pvt Ltd, Navi Mumbai 400 710. Tel: 022-2761 7663, Fax: 022-2761 2103 Email: sales@detection-india.com, Website: www.detection-india.com



PORTABLE GENERATORS

as Tech Electronic Products offers gas fuel-based portable generators that are capable of running on any gas fuel LPG, CNG, propane or biogas. Key features include: The generators produce cheapest electricity in their class. Running cost is 60 per cent lower compared to kerosene run generators; and compared to petrol run generator it is 75 per cent cheaper. The generators make no pollution, Euro II standards, no eye burning, etc. Low maintenance cost and more engine life; easy availability of LPG gas cylinder at household; fill and forget, generator runs non-stop for 25 hrs in one cylinder; safest generator; have no fuel tank, means no more flammable liquid fuels, kerosene/petrol stored in house; 10 models of generators of capacity of 0.5 kVA to 2.5 kVA available. The portable generators are extremely used for electricity supply at households, shops, commercial applications, like photo star machines, field jobs, etc.

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ABSOLUTE ENCODERS

lobal-Tech (India) offers single and multi-turn absolute encoders manufactured by TR Electronics, Germany. These encoders are available in programmable as well as non-programmable versions. The capacity is up to 25 bits. A variety of interfaces are available, such as ASI, SSI, ISI, parallel, Profibus-DP, CAN open, Interbus-S, DeviceNET, etc. Outputs are available in different formats, like binary, BCD, gray, etc. Other features include: bidirectional operation; and suitable for applications like transfer machines, machine tools, gantry robots, cranes, cutting machines, foundries, etc. Also available are linear absolute encoders, in length up to 4000 mm. These encoders are suitable in applications, like printing, machines, presses,

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packaging machines, handling devices, etc. Incremental encoders are available in resolution of 1 to .2500 pulses per revolution. Some of their features include: different outputs like push-pull (11 to 27 V DC), line driver (5 V), TTL (5 V), etc. These encoders are suitable for applications, like hydraulic presses, injection moulding machines, rolling, bending, etc. Global-Tech (India) Pvt Ltd, Pune 411 030. Tel: 020-2447 0085, Fax: 020-2447 0086 Email: info@globaltech.com, Website: www.globaltechindia.com



PNEUMATIC BARREL PUMPS

-Zee pneumatic barrel pumps offered by Hindusthan Electric House are lightweight and rugged engineered for efficiency transferring lubricants and other non-corrosive fluids from metal barrels to tanks, DG sets, sumps and tanks. These barrel pumps are extremely user-friendly and have several advantages vis-a-vis conventional barrel pumps as they employ a reciprocating action over the traditional air motor and cylinder system which is expensive to maintain, cumbersome and requires numerous spares. The barrel pumps weigh 5.3 kgs and come with a range of accessories and connections. Designed to pump noncorrosive fluids between 0-1000 CPS viscosities, the pumps can work on pressures between 35-100 PSI and have a variable head depending on air pressure and fluid viscosity. Flow can be regulated at the point of pumping through a ball valve, allowing for desired volumes to be transferred as the back flow pressure shuts down transfer immediately once the ball valve is closed without having to shut the air line.

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Hindusthan Electric House, Visakhapatnam 530 020. Tel: 0891-2560150, 2553378, Fax: 0891-2562901 Email: info@hehindia.com, Website: www.hehindia.com



GAS CYLINDER STRETCH TEST PUMPS

neumatically operated gas cylinder stretch test pumps/hydro test pressure pumps from Monex Engineering Works offer up to 1000 kg/cm² pressure. These pumps are easy-tooperate by just connecting air and water inlet to the pumps. They require only 5 kg/cm² air pressure, which is available at almost every users premise. The pumps are portable and much light in weight so that it is easy to carry them from one place to another. They comprise of reciprocating air motor, 4-way direction control valve with pilot operated valves, air filter, air pressure regulator, lubricator pump (SS), outlet Valve (SS), bypass valve (SS), suction strainer, hydraulic & air pressure gauge, etc. The units are mounted on base frame for portability.

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PORTABLE TACHOMETERS

onarch Instruments manufactures and offers Pocket Laser Tach portable tachometers (model PLT-200) that are digital, battery-powered instruments. These instruments are ideally suited for non-contact, contact and linear speed measurements. These are digital, batterypowered instruments that operate up to 25 feet (8 meters) from a reflective target using a class 2 laser light source. The ergonomic design allows safe, direct lineof-sight viewing of both the target and the display at the same time, while providing a non-slip rubber surface for single hand operation. Multi-function for pro-active maintenance, the PLT-200 is a 32-function tachometer/ratemeter, totaliser/counter & timer (stopwatch), which is programmable in both imperial and metric rates. Two phono plug connectors are provided for optional remote contact assembly (RCA) or remote sensors. The PLT200 also has a TTL compatible pulse output to trigger devices like vibration data collectors or stroboscopes.

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Monarch Instruments, USA Tel: +1-603-8833390, Fax: +1-603-8863300 Email: sales@monarchinstrument.com Website: www.monarchinstrument.com



PRESSURE SWITCHES

he all-rounder mechanical pressure switches (series 8000) offered by Barksdale, are designed to monitor and control pressures in hydraulic and pneumatic systems. These pressure switches are qualified for various oils, water emulsions and gases. They are used in numerous applications in mobile and stationary hydraulic systems: from hydraulic clamping in machine tooling, hydraulic steering systems off highway loaders or load monitoring on crane support struts to vertical cargo lifts and elevators. Standard version offers cast aluminum housing with stainless steel wetted parts. The modular design and assembly of the switches offers a flexible concept, which can easily be adapted to offer a special customer solution. Beside the usual 40 mm x 40 mm cetop flange, there are several threaded fittings available, which can be rotated 360-degrees. Various process and electrical connections are available, including an M12 round connector.

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Barksdale GmbH, Germany Tel: +49–6035–949176, Fax: +49-6035-949111 Email: info@barksdale.de, Website: www.barksdale.de



INTELLIGENT ETHERNET SYSTEMS

ddi-Data’s intelligent Ethernet systems of the MSX-E series are particularly suited for measurement, control and regulation tasks very close to the measuring point. In order to cope with daily stresses and strains such as current peaks, vibrations, dirt or extreme temperatures, the systems are mounted in robust metal

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housings and comply with the degree of protection IP65/40. These can be used in the extended temperature range of 40°C/+85°C and are equipped with numerous protective circuits. Ethernet, synchronisations and supply signals can be looped from one system to another. This allows distributed I/O signals to be acquired and processed directly at the measuring point. With these features, the MSX-E systems are suited both for simple distributed applications and for complex applications, in which multiple devices with physically widely separated signals have to operate together. Addi-Data GmbH, Germany Tel: +49-7229-1847131, Fax: +49-7229-1847200 Email: info@addi-data.com, Website: www.addi-data.com



SERVODRIVES & SERVOMOTORS

eco Electric & Machinery manufactures and offers servodrives and servomotors. When the JSDA servo drives integrate with JSMA servo motors combined with a 2500/8192 PPR incremental encoder will provide excellent performance for a wide range of applications. Torque, speed, position, point-to-point setting and dual control mode, enables optimal control by integration with other control systems. PC operating software on the servo with traditional Chinese font/simplified Chinese font/English version on the servo for parameter read/write, gain adjustment, status indication and digital scope simulating for monitoring internal signals through RS-485 interface. Other features include: main circuit/control circuit power separation effective protection function, simple to check; built-in brake unit; to meet the requirements of high inertia load changes; simple gain tuning built-in 10 levels of system stiffness and online/offline auto gain tuning.

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Teco Electric & Machinery Co, Ltd, Taiwan Tel: +886-2-66159111, Extn: 2582, Fax: +886-2-66151033 Email: coltintw@teco.com.tw, Website: www.teco.com.tw



LINEAR MACHINE CALIBRATION SYSTEMS

ptodyne offers compact linear machine calibration systems (model MCV-500) that calibrate CNC machine tools, co-ordinate measuring machines, and other precision measuring machines and stages. These new compact calibration systems are based on the patented laser doppler displacement meter (LDDMT) technology, and are designed for easy setup and operation. The basic systems, including Windows software, automatic compensation, (compensate for air temperature, barometric pressure, and material thermal expansion) and accessories are packaged at an extremely affordable price. These systems are very compact and fit in one small carrying case. Major features and benefits include: compact and lightweight, easy to setup and operate, automatic data collection, NIST traceable laser accuracy, no tripod and no interferometer, Windows software, RS232 interface, automatic environmental compensation, supports NMTBA, VDI, ISO and ASME B5.54 standards, etc. Major applications are in linear calibration of CNC machine

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tools, CMMs, leadscrews, and DROs; quality control maintenance; and ultra precision positioning. Optodyne, Inc, USA Tel: +1-310-6357481, Fax: +1-310-6356301 Email: optodyne@aol.com, Website: www.optodyne.com



TOP SPEED DRILLS

xcellent chip removal, outstanding tool life, high productivity and at the same time brilliant surface quality have been considered by Mikron Tool, for the development of the small highperformance CrazyDrill. These requirements also have to be met when machining small holes into aluminium. Cutting speeds of more than 300 m/min and feeds of 0.5 mm/ rpm are normal cutting parameters. The standard execution of CrazyDrill is available with either two or three cutting edges, with internal cooling for diameters of 0.4 mm and lengths up to 15 X D. Drills to lengths of 30 x D with high performance CrazyDrill cutting geometry are manufactured. The execution of these, depending on the operation to be performed, can be straight fluted or helix and also with stepped diameters. The focus for the definition of all tools for aluminium machining is always based on the operation to be performed, on the quality and the quantity of parts to be produced.

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Mikron Tool SA Agno, Switzerland Tel: +41-91-6106500, Fax: +41-91-6106683 Email: mto@mikron.com, Website: www.mikron.com

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GRINDING MACHINES

osa Ermando manufactures and offers grinding machines (model Iron N/CN/CNC). Due to their versatility and simplicity of use these grinding machines represent the state-of-the-art in surface grinding technology. The grinding machines can be programmed to work in manless operation manner. They are equipped with Rosa System VII CNC (Siemens Sinumerik 840 Di) unit, but are also available in the NC version System VI (Siemens Sinumerik 840 Di). Four models are available whose grinding sizes go from mm 850 mm x 630 mm x 480 mm (H) to 2000 mm x 650 mm x 600 mm (H). The wheel spindle is of the interchangeable cartridge type and runs on opposed preloaded angular precision bearings. Standard powerrate of the wheel motor is 11 kW (15 kW for CNC versions).

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Rosa Ermando SpA, Italy Tel: +39-331-576280, Fax: +39-331-464027 Email: rosa@rosa.it, Website: www.rosa.it



QUARTZWARE CLEANERS

oly-Flow International Inc manufactures and offers quartzware cleaners (model Typhoon SC) that are designed to give advanced FAB a faster/cleaner process with cutting edge COO when compared to traditional immersion systems. The process chamber features the industry proven Poly-Flow

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cycle providing a recirculated strong cleaning solution followed by a single pass polish solution and four powerful rinses. With the Typhoon SC one can process tubes, liners, boats, thermocouples, baffles and pedestals in an ultra clean all-spray process. The allspray process provides not only big cost saving with its reduced chemical consumption but also significant process improvement with its enhanced rinse capability. As the wafer size increases and geometry shrinks, rinsing plays a larger role to eliminate residual particles after the chemical cleaning step. Spray processing provides significantly better rinsing performance than conventional immersion process. Poly-Flow International Inc, USA Tel: +1-818-3625891, Fax: +1-818-3641259 Website: www.poly-flow.com



VIBRATION CALIBRATORS

MV Corporation manufactures and offers vibration calibrators for vibration meters. Model VM-7144 is the wide band electrodynamic vibration test system to calibrate the vibration pickup. The accurate calibration is executed for the wide range of 2 Hz~20 kHz. It is available for electro-dynamic velocity pickup, accelerometer and noncontact vibration pickup. Features include: vibration shaker with large vibration table, which mounts vibration pickup; standard vibration pickup is built-in vibration shaker; oscillator amplifier PET-05A has function power amplifier & oscillator in one-unit; fitting of vibration pickup can be treated; standard vibration meter VM-1970 will cover 1 Hz~100 kHz; and horizontal table PET-03H is also available. The conversion of measured value and unit change is automatic. Selection by soft key for range and function is free from the complicated operation and the reading is easy.

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IMV Corporation, Japan Tel: +81-6-64782565, Fax: +81-6-64782567 Email: kaigai-1@imv.co.jp, Website: www.imv.co.jp



BENDING MACHINES

HRT Maschinenbau manufactures and offers bending machines (model EB 20 CNC) that are exceedingly powerful CNC bending machines which allow bending of single pieces and small batches just as accurately and efficiently as seriesproduced parts. Due to calculated spring-back compensation and the use of electronic tools, a bending accuracy of Âą0.2-degree is achieved beginning with the very first piece. A plug-in system enables a quick and easy change of tools. The basic machine supports mobile use and can even be transported to a construction site with little effort. Modular construction of these machines offers an affordable entry into the EHRT bending technology. With a bending force of 200 kN, the machines are able to bend materials of up to 160 mm in width and 12 mm in

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thickness. The bending machines features a CNC stop with a traverse path of approximately 800 mm. High production accuracy is assured. Measuring accuracy is 0.1-degree. EHRT Maschinenbau GmbH, Germany Tel: +49-2224-92480, Fax: +49-2224-924824 Email: r.neuhoff@ehrt.de, Website: www.ehrt.de



SERVICE CARTS

eyer Material Handling Products offers a full line of service carts. From heavy-duty all-welded service carts to plastic utility carts or shelf carts to stock carts, a wide variety of carts that meet all usersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; material handling equipment requirements are available. The heavy-duty all-welded service carts are made of heavy-duty 12 ga steel construction for heavy-duty applications and long life. These service carts have all-welded construction except bolt-on casters. Salient features include: 1,200 to 4,000 lbs capacity available; great for tool, die, or bulk material transportation; powder coat gray finish; and many sizes & styles available.

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Meyer Material Handling Products, Inc, USA Tel: +1-317-3533709, Fax: +1-317-7883784 Email: sales@meyermat.com, Website: www.meyermat.rtrk.com



ROTARY BLADE WIRE STRIPPERS

he Eraser Company manufactures and offers rotary blade wire strippers (model C100S) that are single blade centrifugal rotary strippers (and twisters) that can process insulations from solid and stranded wires. Strip length and blade depth adjustments are made while the machine is running. These units can be used to remove insulation slugs and twist together strands of stranded conductors. Material types include Teflon, PTFE, PVC, nylon, KEL-F and many more. The rotary blade wire strippers are CE marked and meet EU safety standards.

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The Eraser Company, Inc, USA Tel: +1-315-4543237, Fax: +1-315-4543090 Email: info@eraser.com, Website: www.eraser.com



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MOTION CARDS rogrammable Prodigy motion cards offered by Performance Motion Devices, provide machine designers the capability to download and run motion programs directly on Prodigy cards. This new capability off-loads the PC host and increases the flexibility to distribute motion programs throughout the machine. Programs can be downloaded to the Prodigy card over UDP and TCP Ethernet protocols, in addition to serial and CANbus protocols. The Prodigy family of motion cards provides high-


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performance board level motion control for scientific, automation, industrial, and robotic applications. Available in PCI and PC/104 configurations, these cards support multiple motor types including DC brush, brushless DC, step, and microstepping motors, and are available in 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-axis versions. Based on PMD’s Magellan Motion Processor, the Prodigy cards provide user selectable profile modes including S-curve, trapezoidal, velocity contouring, and electronic gearing. The cards accept input parameters, such as position, velocity, acceleration, and jerk from the host and generate a corresponding trajectory on-the-fly. Performance Motion Devices, Inc, USA Tel: +1-781-6749860, Fax: +1-781-6749861 Email: motion-control@pmdcorp.com, Website: www.pmdcorp.com



EQUIPMENT HOUSINGS

E equipment housings from Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co with a width of only 45 mm makes the connection of a 32-pin connector possible and hence can save space in every switching cabinet. The upper section makes more room available for larger operating and display elements. The ME family is available in five widths, each with the option of either with/ without venting slots. No tooling is needed for mounting the upper section of the housing, and the assembled circuit board is simply snapped into position. The upper section can be withdrawn complete with circuit board from the lower section of the housing for the convenience in carrying out basic configuration and maintenance work. The circuit-board contour is identical for all PCB widths. Appropriate connection-making techniques and extensive accessories are available round off the program.

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Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co KG, Germany Tel: +49-5235-341512, Fax: +49-5235-341825 Email: info@phoenixcontact.com Website: www.phoenixcontact.com



CNC LATHES

azak’s slant turn CNC lathes, with an up to 15-station tool turret, are engineered for heavy-duty cutting of large workpieces up to 33” in diameter. These CNC lathes have a massive, rigid wide slant bed with a machine weight ranging from 10 to 13 tons. With a three geared spindle motor, heavy cutting is available at any speed. Large spindle bore capacity makes these machines real workhorses for the oil services industry. Some of the main characteristics include: large, slant-bed design; wide range of chuck options; large bore capacity, through-hole chucks; long bed lengths available; and Mazatrol conversational CNCs.

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FIXED THERMAL IMAGERS

aytek’s ThermoView Pi20 is a high-performance fixed thermal imager for moving or stationary targets in industrial process control applications. ThermoView Pi20 is offered in two temperature ranges: -40°C to 500°C (-40°F to 932ºF) and 200°C to 2000°C (392°F to 3632ºF). For each temperature range, two lens options are available: 21.7-degrees x 16-degrees or 30-degrees x 22-degrees. ThermoView Pi20 provides easy networking over long distances, using the standard Ethernet interface. This interface allows for the PC operating the DataTemp Pi (DTPi) intuitive and easy to use software, to be located far away. The Ethernet interface transmits up to 30 frames per second of imaging data and also allows for camera control. For long Ethernet cable runs beyond 90 m (300 ft), additional fibreoptic Ethernet accessories are available. To meet specifications for demanding environments, an IP65 (NEMA 4) rated enclosure is available, with cooling and air purge options.

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Barricade tapes 212 Barrier gates 233 Basket strainers 239 Batch counters 245 Bath fittings 203 Batteries & chargers 47 Battery-operated pallet trucks 197 Bbl brake motors 65 Bearings 19, 70, 205, 228, 247 Belt conveyors 230 Bench grinding machines 281 Bending machines 239 Bends 247 Bevel gears 205 Billet shearing machines 24 Bi-metal bushes 217 Blades & rams 183 Blanking lines 159 Blasting media 213 Blech India-2011 exhibition 141, 143 Blue torches 163 BOD controllers 245 Boiler panel welding automation 49, 129 Bole saws 183 Bollards 25 Boring machines 199, 232 Brake motors 43, 180, 234, 240, 293 Brass cable glands 222 Brass castor wheels 267 Brass components 203, 222 Brass core vents 120 Brass electrical pins 203 Brass heavy turned parts 203 Brass inserts 120, 222 Brass meter parts 222 Brass molding inserts 203 Brass parts 120, 222 Brass sanitary fittings 203 Brass screws 120 Breath analysers 268 Breather valves 239 Bridge type milling machines 49, 129 Bronze wheels 267 Brushless DC motors 22 Brushless motor controls 22 Building automation 16 Bushes 121, 205, 217 Butterfly valves 121, 247 Buttweld fittings 264 Cable carriers 228 Cable connectors 228 Cable glands 81, 222, 251 Cable ties 81, 248, 251 Cable tray systems 235 Cable trolleys 218 Cables & leads for fixed instaction 51 Cables for bus systems 51 Cables glands 193 Cables handling & processing systems 51 Cables scanps 51 Cables 43, 47, 106 Calendaring Front gatefold Calibrators 12 Cam bushes 217 Carbon steel flanges 264 Cast/extruded 229 Castor wheels 267 Castors 267 CCTV surveillance systems 204 CCTV surveillance 233, 268 CED coating machines 16 Centreless grinders 253 Centreless grinding machines 181, 216, 218 Centrifugal blowers 85 Centrifugal compressor package 85 Centrifugal pumps 41 Ceramic adhesive cements 11, 17

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S. No Product 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378

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Digital multimeters 201 Digital panel meters 221, 227, 245 Digital synergic controls 163 Digital temperature controllers 227 Digital video recorders 212 Dip spin coating machines 16 Direct burial-type light poles 235 Disc brakes 229 Discrete semiconductors 47 Distribution boards 57, 235 DMI-2011 exhibition 276 Dock levellers 25, 229 Dock shelters 25 Dome cameras 214 Door runners & tracks 267 Doors 25 Double drum & triple drum magnetic separators 223 Double shaft gearboxes 242 Double-acting hydraulic cylinders 187 Drawer magnets 223, 268 Drill machines 219, 244 Drill sleeves 111 Drills 202, 275 Drive couplings 200 Drives 23, 195, 254 Drum trolleys 267 Drums & carboys 252 Drum-type magnetic separators 268 Dry vane pumps 273 Duel speed motors 293 Duel/multi-speed motors 240 Dust collectors 213, 281 DVRs 268 Ear plugs 55 Effluent treatment 209 Electric actuators 88 Electric controls 69 Electric drives 69 Electric forklift trucks 25 Electric motor lamination systems 159 Electric wire rope hoists 20, 204, 234 Electrical & automation 269 Electrical actuators 256 Electrical connectivity 227 Electrical inserts 203 Electrical measuring instruments 104, 223 Electrical operating & discharge rods 293 Electrical transducers 201 Electricals 47 Electromagnetic disc brakes 229 Electromagnetic vibratory feeders 268 Electromechanical linear actuators 205 Electronic barriers 268 Electronic components 269 Electronic connectors 227 Electronic locking 233 Electronic timers 32, 34, 36,38, 227 Electronic ultrasonic pest repellers 283 Electronic water conditioners 235 Electronics products 81, 251 Electroslag remelting plants 83 Elevators 304 Email & connectivity 58 Embossing rolls Front gatefold Enclosure cooling units 45 Enclosure systems 45 Enclosures 47 Encoders 7, 113 End caps 247 End claps/shops 26 End plates 26 Energy conservation 161 Energy efficient motors 180,240

S. No Product 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450

Pg No

Energy meters 227 Engine oils 182, 184 Engineering plastic plugs & sockets 32, 34, 36,38 Engineering plastics 229 Engineering thermoplastics 241 EngineeringExpo exhibition 191,225,259 Enterprise application development 262 EOT cranes 20, 204, 234, 304 EOT/HOT cranes 257 Equipments for railways & construction 83 E-safe fibreglass ladders 293 Evaporative air-coolers 238 Evaporative cooling pads 238 Exhibitions 141, 143, 191, 225, 259, 276 Explosive meters 151 Eye guards 265 Eye wears 55 Facemask respirators 198 Factory automation Cover-on-cover, 16 Failsafe assembly systems & consumer automation 67 Failsafe brakes 229 Fall protection gears 55 Fan & filter units 45 Fans 47 Fasteners & mechanical 47 Fasteners 194, 222, 248 FEP/PFA/PVDF materials 121 Ferro alloy plants 83 Ferrous & non-ferrous castings 199 Ferrous & non-ferrous high precision parts 222 Fiberglass helmets 264 Fiberglass light pole 235 Fiberglass luminaries 235 Fibre sensors 115 Fibreglass cable tray systems 235 Fibreglass ladders 235 Files 185, 261 Filter cocks 247 Filters 236 Filtration nets 236 Filtration 236, 303 Financial services 175 Fine pitch bevel gears 271 Finishing machines 268 Fire alarm control panels 196 Fire dampers 256 Fire detection & diversion systems 198 Fire extinguishers 204 Fire shutters 25 Fittings 121 Five axis machining centers 157 Fixture elements 246 Flame arresters 239 Flame detectors 245 Flameproof hoists 257 Flameproof motors 65, 116, 180 Flange motors 43 Flange mounting motors 65 Flanges 264 Flanging machines 239 Flap brushes 261 Flat belt conveyors 67 Flat cables for submersible pumps 51 Flat high tension single-twin igniting electrodes 11, 17 Flexi panels 231 Flexible cables & wires 51 Flexible couplings 205 Flexible roller conveyors 67 Flexible shaft driven 116 Float switches 218 Floating holders 111 Floor plates 199

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S. No Product 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530

Pg No

Floor scrubbers & dryers 297 279 Flooring Flow indicators 247 Flow rate indicators 12 Flow switches 239 FLP junction boxes 210 FLP starters 210 FLP WG lighting fixtures 210 FLP WP control panels 210 Fluid seal systems 263 Fluidised bed coating machines 16 Fluids 177 Flush bottom tank valves 204 Flush bottom valves 239 FMCG & auto components 67 Foot mounting motors 43 Foot valves 247 Force actuation 189 Forcefeed lubricators 187 Forged components 199 Forged parts 222 Forging press 24 Forging 26 Forklift trucks 127 Four-axis horizontal machining centres 157 Four-fold gates 233 Free-flow conveyors 67 Frequency meters 104, 223 Friction drop hammers 24, 249, 275 Friction screw presses 24 FRP cleats 235 FRP direct burial type light pole 235 FRP underground fuel tanks 252 FRP/GRP anchor-type light poles 235 FRP/GRP cable trays 235 FRP/GRP crossarms 235 FRP/GRP light poles 235 FRP/GRP luminaries 235 FRP/GRP utility poles 235 Fuel oil consumption metering systems 186 Funnel magnets 268 Furniture castor wheels 267 Furniture castors 267 Gantry cranes 234 Gap frame presses 261 Garage doors 233 Garments 55 Gas alarms 151 Gas analysers 151, 198 Gas analysis systems 193 Gas burners 188, 190 Gas chromatographs 270 Gas chromatography systems 270 Gas cylinder stretch test pumps 272 Gas cylinder trolleys 188 Gas cylinders 194 Gas detection systems 151 Gas detectors 151, 188, 194 Gas leak detectors 196 Gas mixers 189 Gas monitors 151 Gas savers & safety switches 194 Gas scrubbers 188 Gas sensors 151 Gas springs 181, 190 Gas torches 189 Gas turbine pressure sensors 189 Gaskets 121 Gasoline engine oils 182 Gate valves 204 Gateways 216 Gauge isolators 200 Gear boxes 165, 177, 185, 204 220, 242, 252, 257, 270 Gear couplings 270 Gear motors 22, 165, 177, 204 220, 234, 240, 254, Gearboxes 22 Geared & flexible couplings 177 Geared brake motors 240 Geared head heavy-duty lathe machines 267 Geared head medium-duty lathe machines 267

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S. No Product 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611

Pg No

Gears 177, 205, 242, 252, 270 Glass & tobacco 67 Glass sensor doors 233 Glassfibre-filled trefoil clamps 235 Glide coating machines 16 Globe valves 204, 239 Gloves 55 Goliath cranes 234, 257, 304 Goods lifts 203, 257 Government advisory services 266 Government reforms & infrastructure development 266 Grill magnets 268 Grinders 218 Grinding machines 218, 265, 281 Grinding media 11, 17 Ground spiral bevels 271 Group marker holders 26 GRP direct burial-type light poles 235 GRP ladders 235 Guard monitoring system 268 Haconan-free cables 51 Hammers 24, 249, 275 Hand hacksaws 183 Hand levers for butterfly valves 283 Hand magnets 268 Handling system modules 79 Hanover Fair 132 Harness 55 Head shields 208 Healthcare 67 Heat shrink tubings 81, 251 Heat shrinkable sleeves 245 Heat shrinkable tubes 245 Heat sinks & HVAC 47 Heat transfer oils 183 Heat treatment salts 208, 217 Heating elements 250 Heavy-duty castor wheels 267 Heavy-duty castors 267 Heavy-duty drills 202 Heavy-duty industrial castors 267 Heavy-duty lathe machines 233 Heavy-duty magnetic drill stands 202 Helical bevel gears 271 Helical gearboxes 204 Helical geared motors 20, 254 Helical gears 270 Helical inline geared motors/reducers 220 Helical speed reducers 242 Helical-worm gear units 22 Heli-worm geared motors 180 Helmets 55 H-frame power presses 24 High-alumina wear resistant ceramic tiles 11, 17 High-carbon chrome 221 High-carbon steel balls 221 High-discharge pumps 241 High-efficiency standard motors 180 High-intensity rare earth magnetic separators 268 High-intensity roller-type magnetic separators 268 High-precision CNC turning centers 95 High-precision turned parts 222 High-pressure ball valves 204 High-pressure blowers 22 High-pressure cleaners 297 High-speed doors 25 High-voltage testing equipment 236 Hi-vi jackets 55 HMIs 195 Hmm technical guidelines 180 HOC dryers 85 Hoists 304 Hollow shaft worm gear motors 22 Home automation systems 268 Home security systems 233 Hooper magnets 223, 268 Horizontal boring & facing machines 244 Horizontal boring machines 244 Horizontal CNC machines Back inside cover Horizontal facing machines 244 Horizontal machining centers Back inside cover

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S. No Product 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 638 639 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 662 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 670 671 672 673 674 675 676 677 678 679 680 681 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692

Pg No

Horizontal pencil conveyors 230 Hose clamps 254 Hot-air blowers 198 HRC fuse bodies 11, 17 HRC fuse fittings 227 Humidity & temperature controllers 240 Hump magnets 223, 268 HV series clamps 246 Hybrid stepper drives 205 Hydraulic buffers 187 Hydraulic centerless grinding machines 181 Hydraulic cylinders 187, 214, 249 Hydraulic cylindrical grinders 181 Hydraulic cylindrical grinding machines 181 Hydraulic dock levellers 25 Hydraulic dock shelters 25 Hydraulic forging hammers 206 Hydraulic goods lifts 203 Hydraulic hoses 70 Hydraulic internal grinding machines 181 Hydraulic jacks 187 Hydraulic manual pallet trucks 197 Hydraulic oil-cleaning systems 184 Hydraulic oils 182 Hydraulic power packs 214 Hydraulic press brakes 207, 232 Hydraulic presses 206, 247, 261 Hydraulic punching machines 239 Hydraulic rock drills 216 Hydraulic shearing machines 207, 261 Hydraulic steel working machines 239 Hydraulic surface grinders 255 Hydraulic surface grinding machines 265 Hydraulics 69, 200 Hydroforming 159 Hydrogen gas generators 196 Hypoid bevel gears 271 IC counterbalanced forklift 25 Imaging & vision systems 16 Impellers 247 Inclined tube manometers 239 In-cylinder sensors 211 Indexing machines 213 Induction motors 195 Induction seals/wads 227 Inductive proximity switches 31 Industrial automaton 15 Industrial cable glands 190 Industrial ceramic 11, 17 Industrial connectors 51 Industrial control & sensing devices 7 Industrial coolers 13 Industrial cranes 155 Industrial doors 289 Industrial dryers 209 Industrial electric AC motors 22 Industrial electric power distribution systems 57 Industrial electronic plastic parts 256 Industrial evaporators 209 Industrial flooring 279 Industrial hand gloves 210 Industrial head protection helmets 213 Industrial heating elements 250 Industrial overhead doors 25 Industrial safety products 208 Industrial safety shoes 198, 213 Industrial shock absorbers 205 Industrial townships 93 Infrared non-contact thermometers 245 Infrared temperature indicators 246 Inline drum-type magnetic separators 268 Inline helical geared motors 180 Inline shaft mounted helical geared motors/reducers 220 Instrumentation & controls 29 Instrumentation made cables 51 Insulated boxes 252 Insulated doors 25 Insulation testers 201 Interface modules 26 Interlocking doors 25 Internal grinders 181


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S. No Product 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 758 759 760 761 762 763 764 765 766 767 768 769 770 771 772 773 774

Pg No

Internal grinding machines 181 180 Inverter duty motors Inverter rated motors 240, 293 Inverter/variable frequency drives 7 Inverters 105, 203, 264 Isolators 14 Jewellery precision scales 255 Jib cranes 20, 234, 257 Jigsaw & reciprocating 183 Joystick controllers 211 Junction boxes 235 Junior hacksaws 183 Knife gate valves 264 Kuman machine interface 105 Labels 211 Ladders FRP ladders 235 L-angle boxes 271 Large bearings 70 Large enclosures 45 Large helical & heli-bevel gearboxes 180 Large size roll grinders 49, 129 Laser markers 115 Laser sensors 115 Laser systems 159 Latex flock-lined gloves 208 Lathe machines 199, 218, 232, 233, 265, 267 Lathes 233, 267 LCS 235 Lead screws 205 Leak detectors 151 Leak testing equipment 224 Leased lines 58 LED module pilot lights 227 LED signal tower lights 32, 34, 36,38 LEDs 31 Level controllers for liquids 255 Level controllers 7 Level gauges 239 Level indicators 255 Level switches 255 Level transmitters 255 Lift & conveyor cables 51 Lift trucks services 155 Lifting magnets 223 Lifting systems 203 Lifts 304 Light lifting 155 Light poles 235 Light-duty castors 267 Light-duty drills 202 Light-duty lathe machines 233 Limit switch boxes 88 Limit switches 31, 32, 34, 36, 38, 113, 227 Linear actuators 205 Linear ball & roller guides 205 Linear barcode verifiers 198 Linear bearings 205 Linear motion guides 205 Linear motion 69 Linear position sensors 211 Linear potentiometers 211 Linear sensors 113 Linear shafts & supports 205 Linear speed guides 205 LM guide actuators 205 Load break switches 31 Loaders 127 Loading bay equipment 25 Local control stations 235 Locking elements 205 Locknuts 203 Long neck pipe ends 247 Loom switches 227 Loop powered isolators 12 Lorry loaders 127 Low lift pallet trucks 25 Low-tension current transformers 221 Luminaries 235 LV motors 9 LVDTs 211 Machine tool accessories 111 Machined components 199

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S. No Product 775 776 777 778 779 780 781 782 783 784 785 786 787 788 789 790 791 792 793 794 795 796 797 798 799 800 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 811 812 813 814 815 816 817 818 819 820 821 822 823 824 825 826 827 828 829 830 831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840 841 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 849 850 851 852 853 854 855

Pg No

Machines 239 Machinist files 185, 261 Magnetic coolant separators 268 Magnetic floor sweepers 268 Magnetic pulleys 223 Magnetic racks 223 Magnum spray guns 171 Main & sub-system assembly automation 67 Manometers 239 Manual clamps 246 Manual pallet trucks 25 Manual powder coding systems 171 Manufactures & exports refrigeration compressors 287 Marine cable glands 227 Marker plotters 26 Markers 26 Masks 55 Master controllers 218 Material handling containers 252 Material handling equipment 20, 197, 230, 234 Material handling plant 83 MCBs 14 MCC & PCC enclosures 45 Measurement & inspection 47 Measurement sensors 115 Measuring & monitoring relays 7 Measuring instruments 104, 201, 223 Measuring low pressures 239 Mechanical press brakes 207 Mechanical products 269 Mechanical seals for process equipment 169 Mechanical seals 169 Medical 289 Metal arc disintegrators 217 Metal bushes 217 Metal cutting tools 87 Metal treatment chemicals 208, 217 Meters 104 Metric range connectors 8 Micro control switches 227 Micro milling beads 11, 17 Micro motors 113 Micro PLCs 105 Micro switches 32, 34, 36, 38, 113, 227 Mighty tiny series 22 Mild steel components 235 Milk powder plants 209 Mill files 185, 261 Mill lining blocks 11, 17 Milling machines 232 Milling-cum-drilling machines 219 Miniature microswitches 227 Mobile control valves 214 Mobilise applications 58 Modernisations 155 Modular PLCs 105 Molded cable assemblies 227 Mole chasers 213 Monorail trolleys 257 Motion controls 7, 105 Motor protection circuit breakers 31 Motorised boom barriers 25 Motorised chain pulley blocks 257 Motorised electromechanical coders 239 Motorised stages 205 Motorised valves 256 Motorised vibratory feeders 268 Motors & drives 15 Motors 43, 65, 227, 254 Moulds 256 Mounting brackets 26 Mounting rails 26 Movement technology 171 MS screws 120 Mud pumps 116 Multimedia unions 181 Multi-pole industrial connectors 196 Multi-punch press machines 229 Multi-speed motors 180 Multi-stage pumps 241 Multi-wire cable trolleys 218

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S. No Product 856 857 858 859 860 861 862 863 864 865 866 867 868 869 870 871 872 873 874 875 876 877 878 879 880 881 882 883 884 885 886 887 888 889 890 891 892 893 894 895 896 897 898 899 900 901 902 903 904 905 906 907 908 909 910 911 912 913 914 915 916 917 918 919 920 921 922 923 924 925 926 927 928 929 930 931 932 933 934 935 936

Pg No

Needle files 185, 261 Needle roller bearings 70 Needle valves 239 Non-contact infrared thermometers 246 Non-return valves 247 Nut-hex bolts 203 Office & computer 47 Office wireline 58 Ohms meters 104, 223 Oil & air lubrication systems 186 Oil centrifuging systems 186 Oil coolers 271 Oil filtration & transfer units 185 Oil filtration plants 184 Oil safe systems 186 Oil skimmers 184 Oils & lubricants 182, 183 Oil-water separators 184 On/off ball valves 88 On/off butterfly valves 88 On/off control valves 88 On/off controllers 12 On/off plug valves 88 Online b2b marketplace 243, 285 Online UPS systems 265 Optical encoders 205 Optical touch switches 115 Optoelectronics & displays 47 Orbital sanders 202 Orbital sanders 254 Overband magnetic separators 268 Overcrank shearing machines 207 Overhead doors 25 Oversize lathe machines 233 Oxyfuel cutting 207 Packaging solutions 227 Packaging test equipment 227 Paint shop equipment 16 Paint shop machines 16 Paint spray booths 213 Pallet stackers 25 Pallets 252 Panel coolers 271 Panels 104 Paperless recorders 221 Parallel shaft helical geared motors 180 Part ejectors 149 Partition plates 26 Passive components 47 Paste filling machines 224 PBEGL geared motors 65 PC enclosures 45 PCB insertion conveyors 67 PD blowers 85 Pedestrian & rider operated counter balanced pallet trucks 197 Pedestrian low lift pallet trucks 25 Pedestrian pallet stackers 25 Peeing machines 185 Permanent magnetic chucks 223 Permanent magnetic drum pulleys 268 Permanent magnetic drum-type separators 223 Personal radiation detectors 271 Personal safety products 210 Pet can 194 pH indicators 12, 245 Photoelectric sensors 7, 115 Pick-&-move cranes 127 Pick-&-place robots 67 Pickling tanks 216 PID controllers 12, 200 Pig iron casting plants 83 Pilot lamp holders 227 Pilot lights 31 Pins & sockets 222 Pipe bending machines 239 Pipe fittings 264 Pipes 121 Piston valves 204 Planetary gearboxes 242 Planner machines 199 Planner milling machines 232


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S. No Product 937 938 939 940 941 942 943 944 945 946 947 948 949 950 951 952 953 954 955 956 957 958 959 960 961 962 963 964 965 966 967 968 969 970 971 972 973 974 975 976 977 978 979 980 981 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 989 990 991 992 993 994 995 996 997 998 999 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018

Pg No

Planning machines 253 199, 253 Plano millers Plano milling machines 265 Plasma cutting machines 163 Plastic articles 256 Plastic chain conveyors 67 Plastic industrial parts 256 Plat trucks 267 Plate bending machines 207, 232, 239 Plate castor wheels 267 Plate flanges 264 Plate magnets 223, 268 PLCs 113, 205 PLCs 9 Plotter accessories 26 Plug connection couplings 230 Plug valves 121 Plugs & sockets 31 PMDC motors 254 Pneumatic actuators 88 Pneumatic barrel pumps 272 Pneumatic clamps 246 Pneumatic parts 222 Pneumatic seals 263 Pneumatics 69, 70 Pole rings 247 Polishing machines 281 Pollution control plants 83 Polyacetal 229 Polycarbonate security seals 199 Polynets 236 Polypropylene 229 Polyurethane 229 Portable blasters 213 Portable coolant purifying systems 149 Portable generators 272 Portable oil skimmers 149 Portable weighbridges 255 Powder coating & speedy painting equipment 249 Powder feeding 171 Power & connectors 269 Power & harmonics analysers 223 Power & line protection 47 Power cables 106 Power distribution components 45 Power hacksaw blades 183 Power magnets 223 Power modules 113 Power pack units 187 Power presses 207, 261 Power supplies 113 Power systems 237 Power tools 202 Power transducers 201 PP pumps 116 Precision assembly design services 67 Precision belts 205 Precision locknuts 205 Precision moulds 256 Precision rolling bearings 70 Precision switches 31 Precision temperature controls 200 Precision turned parts 120 Precision universal cylindrical machine 181 Preloading & bearing washers 242 Press brake machines 261 Press technology 189 Pressure blasters 213 Pressure boosting 303 Pressure gauges 12 Pressure sensors 113, 115 Pressure sensors 222 Pre-treatment systems 16 Process automation & control equipment 79 Process controllers 200, 221 Process cranes 155 Process water treatment 303 Product assemblies 199 Programmable logic controllers 7, 113, 205 Programmable terminals 7 Protective conduit systems 51 Protective covers 26

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S. No Product 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098

Pg No

Proximity sensors 7, 32, 34, 36,38, 115 PTFE lined valves & fittings 264 PTFE products 121 PTFE/Teflon products 229, 262 PU parts 256 Pulleys 270 Pulp valves 264 Pump seals 169 Pumps 18, 41, 116, 273, Back cover Punching machines 239 Pushbutton stations 235 Pushbutton switches 227 Pushbuttons 31 PVC flap doors 25 PVC gumboots 212 PVC shrouds & boots 216 PVC strip doors 25 Quick change adapters 248 Quick response code 246 Quick-change tapping chucks & tap adaptors 111 Racks & cabinets 47 Racks & panels 73 Racks & pinions 205 Radial drill machines 219, 244 Radial drilling machines 199, 222 Radio remote controls 218, 224 Rapid flexible doors 25 Rapid rollup doors 25 RCCBs 14 Reach trucks 25 Reaming & tapping machines 111 Rear cylinder hydraulic press brakes 261 Re-crystallised alumina tubes 11, 17 Reducers 247 Refrigerated dryers 85 Relay sockets 227 Reliable flooring 279 Relief valves 239 Remote controls 224 Remote door locks 211 Remote switches 233 Research centrifuges 236 Resistance boxes 218 Reversible tapping attachments 111 RFID 7 Right-angled helical bevel geared motors/reducers 220 Right-angled helical worm geared motors/reducers 220 Riveting tools 248 Rivets 248 Road safety equipments 214 Robotic cables 51 Robotic welding 77 Rod end/link ball/cam & roller followers 205 Rods 121 Roll conveyors 230 Roll shop equipment 83 Roll turning lathes 265 Rolled rings 19 Roller beds 49, 129 Roller conveyors 67 Roller screws 205 Roller shutters 233 Roller-type magnetic separators 268 Roots blowers 273 Rotary cam switches 31 Rotary dampers 181 Rotary high vacuum pumps 242 Rotary joints & unions 181 Rotary position sensors 211 Rotary potentiometers 211 Rotary screw air compressors 85 Rotating electrical connectors 227 Rotating unions 181 Round linear guides 205 Routers 202 RTD sensors 12 RTDs 200 Rust preventives 208, 217 Sack trucks 267 Safety & security 151

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S. No Product 1099 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 1127 1128 1129 1130 1131 1132 1133 1134 1135 1136 1137 1138 1139 1140 1141 1142 1143 1144 1145 1146 1147 1148 1149 1150 1151 1152 1153 1154 1155 1156 1157 1158 1159 1160 1161 1162 1163 1164 1165 1166 1167 1168 1169 1170 1171 1172 1173 1174 1175 1176 1177 1178 1179 1180

Pg No

Safety laser scanners 115 Safety light curtains 7 Safety nets 267 Safety protection devices 31 Safety relays 113 Safety relief valves 239, 268 Safety shoes 55 Saw blades 183 Saw files 185, 261 SCADA & DCS implementation 16 Scanners 211 Scissor lifts 25 Scoops 247 Screw compressors 153 Screw jacks 205 Screw presses 206 Screw type (m&f) 73 Screw type straight & right angle 73 Seals 70 Section bending machines 252, 256 Sectional overhead doors 25 Security & audio visual 47 Security fence energisers 206 Security seals 117 Security systems 268 Self-opening die-heads 111 Self-priming pumps 116 Semiconductor ICs 47 Semiconductor modules 47 Semiconductor tools 47 Sensitive part loading/unloading 149 Sensor hand dryers 233 Sensor soap dispensers 233 Sensor taps 233 Sensors & transducers 47 Sensors connector and cable assembly 73 Sensors 115, 151 Separator plates 26 Sequential timers 245 Servo motors & drives 205 Servo motors 195, 253 Servo-controlled voltage stabilisers 218 Sewage submersible pumps 116 Shaft loading 149 Shaft mounted speed reducers 242 Shaping machines 199, 232, 261 Shearing machines 252 Sheet metal forming 159 Sheet metal machines 239 Sheet metal parts 120 Sheets 121 Ship building production 49, 129 Shipyard cranes 155 Shock absorbers 181 Shoe brakes 229 Shot blasting hoses 213 Shot blasting machines 185, 249 Showels 247 Shunts 104 Side holding plates 26 Sight flow indicators 239 Signages 212 Signal conditioners 211 Signal isolators 12 Simplair anodised aluminum pipings 85 Single saw cerbicle 183 Single shaft extruder gearboxes 242 Single speed gear machines 202 Single-acting hydraulic cylinders 187 Sintered bushes 217 Siphon systems 181 Slat chain conveyors 230 Slat conveyors 67 Slewing bearings 205 Sliding gates 233 Slim nut ball screws 205 Slipon flanges 247 Slipring crane duty motors 65 Small junction/distribution boxes 45 Smart card access readers 203 SME finances 175 SMPS systems 227


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S. No Product 1181 1182 1183 1184 1185 1186 1187 1188 1189 1190 1191 1192 1193 1194 1195 1196 1197 1198 1199 1200 1201 1202 1203 1204 1205 1206 1207 1208 1209 1210 1211 1212 1213 1214 1215 1216 1217 1218 1219 1220 1221 1222 1223 1224 1225 1226 1227 1228 1229 1230 1231 1232 1233 1234 1235 1236 1237 1238 1239 1240 1241 1242 1243 1244 1245 1246 1247 1248 1249 1250 1251 1252 1253 1254 1255 1256 1257 1258 1259 1260 1261

Pg No

SNU worm gears 177 Socket weld fittings 264 Socket weld flanges 264 Sockets & switches 26 Software outsourcing 262 Solar solutions 193 Solder pastes 227 Solderless terminals 81, 251 Solid carbide drills 87 Solid carbide mills 87 Solid carbide reamers 87, 256 Solid carbide special drills 87 Solid carbide special reamers 87 Solid-state relays 113, 200 Space sectors 67 Spades 247 Special application motors 180 Special-purpose files 185, 261 Special-purpose machines 265 Specialty metals 67 Speed control valves 200 Spider bushes 217 Spiral bevel gearboxes 22 Spiral cables 51 Spiral-cum-helical gearboxes 177 Sprockets 230, 242, 252 Spur gears 270 Squeezing rolls Front gatefold SS chemical pumps 116 SS high-precision components 222 SSM nuts 111 SSRs 113, 200 Stainless steel flanges 264 Stainless steel spikes 200 Stainless steel wire thread inserts 275 Stainless steels 221 Standalone sensors 233 Static control & site safety 47 Static control devices 115 Static weighbridges 255 Steam engineering 161 Steel balls 19,221 Steel bushes 217 Steel working machines 239 Storage systems 291 Straight bevel gears 271 Straight grinders 202 Straightening machines 253 Strain gauges & accessories 235 Submersible pumps 116 Suction blasters 213 Super finishing films 203 Surface grinders 232, 265 Surface grinding machines 265 Surface plates 199 Suring clamps 246 Suspension magnets 268 Sweeping machines 297 Swing check valves 121, 204 Swing gates 233 Switch socket outlets 235 Switchboard meters 104 Switches & relays 47 Switches 14 Switchgears 15 Switching relays 7 Table type & floor type horizontal boring machines 49, 129 Tail lifts 25 Technical ceramics 11, 17 Tees 247 Teflon parts 256 Telescopic cylinders 187 Telescopic doors 25 Temperature controllers 7, 200, 221, 245 Temperature indicators 245 Temperature profile controllers 245 Temperature scanners 245 Temperature sensors 200, 245 Temperature-resistant cables 51 Terminal blocks 26, 227 Terminal strips 227

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S. No Product 1262 1263 1264 1265 1266 1267 1268 1269 1270 1271 1272 1273 1274 1275 1276 1277 1278 1279 1280 1281 1282 1283 1284 1285 1286 1287 1288 1289 1290 1291 1292 1293 1294 1295 1296 1297 1298 1299 1300 1301 1302 1303 1304 1305 1306 1307 1308 1309 1310 1311 1312 1313 1314 1315 1316 1317 1318 1319 1320 1321 1322 1323 1324 1325 1326 1327 1328 1329 1330 1331 1332 1333 1334 1335 1336 1337 1338 1339 1340 1341 1342

Pg No

Terminals 211 Test rig automation for industrial fans 77 Testers 104, 223 Tests 47 Thermocouples 12, 200 Three-dimensional mixers 254 Three-phase standard motors 240 Thruster brakes 218 Thyristorised power controllers 200 TIG air-cooled 163 TIG torches 163 Tilt sensors (inclinometers) 211 Time totalisers 245 Timers 7, 12, 113 Timing belts 270 Timing pulleys drive 270 Timing pulleys 248, 252, 258, 270 Tipped tools 183 Toll-free services 58 Tool holders 99 Tool post belt grinders 281 Toolings 99 Tools & production supplies 47 Torque motors 22, 180, 240, 254 Totalisers 12 Toughened glass & round glass 239 Tower cranes 127 Toxic gas detectors 188 Traffic control systems 206 Transducers 223 Transfer trolleys 257 Transformers 47, 104 Trap magnets 268 Travelling machines 20 Trefoil clamps 235 Trolley castor wheels 267 Trolleys 267 Tube bending technology 100 Tubes 121 Tubing accessories 79 Turbine air ventilators 224 Turned components 199, 222 Turnkey projects 209 Twin spindle & turret CNC turning centres 95 Two-wire transmitters 12 UHMW-PE products 229 Ultra sonic flow meters 221 Universal drilling machines 267 Universal grinding machines 252 Universal input temperature scanners 200 Universal quick-change chucks & adaptors 111 Utility poles 235 U-tube manometers 239 Vacuum blasters 213 Vacuum booster pumps 273 Vacuum pool systems 236 Vacuum systems 273 Validation of pacs 227 Valve position transducers 211 Valve positioners 88 Valve terminals 79 Valves 79, 121, 204, 239, 247, 264, 279 Variable speed drives 22 Variable speed pulleys 22 VDI tool holders 99 Velocity & feed controllers 181 Ventilators 262 Vertical & double column CNC machining centres 95 Vertical boring lathes 265 Vertical boring machines 199 Vertical inline 116 Vertical order pickers 25 Vertical rotary surface grinders 49, 129 Vertical submerged pumps 116 Vertical turning lathes 265 Vertical turning machines 199 Vibrating motors 22, 254, 268 Vibrating reed type 104 Vibrating screen machines 268 Vibratory bowl feeders 178 Vibratory bowls 268

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1343 1344 1345 1346 1347 1348 1349 1350 1351 1352 1353 1354 1355 1356 1357 1358 1359 1360 1361 1362 1363 1364 1365 1366 1367 1368 1369 1370 1371 1372 1373 1374 1375 1376 1377 1378 1379 1380 1381 1382

Video door phones 233 Vision sensors 7 Vodafone business solutions 58 V-rib pulleys 248, 258 Washers 247 Wastewater treatment 303 Water faucet & tap parts 11, 17 Water float sensors 233 Water treatment 303 Water-cooled reciprocating compressors 85 Waterjet cutting Front gatefold Wearhouse & distribution 289 Welding machines & plasma cutting machines 163 Welding positioners 49, 129 Welding 163 Wet & dry vacuum cleaners 297 Wheel assemblies 204 Wheel barrows 267 White oils 183 Wind mill gearboxes 177 Wire & assemblies 47 Wire connectors 81, 251 Wire mesh conveyors 67 Wire rope drums 204 Wire rope hoists 257 Wireless crane controls 224 Wireless process signal communications 178 Wireless security systems 206 Wires 106 Wiring ducts 193 Worm gear speed reducers 22 Worm gears 177, 270 Worm reducer gearboxes 242 Worm reducers 242 Worm wheel sets 252 Y-type strainers 239, 247 Zebra printers 211 Zebra ribbons 211 Zerol bevel gears 271 Zirconia polycrystal ceramics 11, 17

S. No 1383 1384 1385 1386 1387 1388 1389 1390 1391 1392 1393 1394 1395 1396 1397 1398 1399 1400 1401 1402 1403 1404 1405 1406 1407 1408 1409 1410 1411 1412 1413 1414 1415 1416 1417 1418 1419 1420

Product 3D CAD viewers Bending machines CNC lathes Cranes Data acquisition systems Data management solutions Data station plus Dual line meters Elevators Equipment housings Fixed thermal imagers Grinding machines Hoists Hydraulic shock absorbers Intelligent Ethernet systems IS interfaces Linear machine calibration systems Media convergence platforms Motion cards Operator interface Panel meters Portable tachometers Power solutions Pressure switches Protocol conversion Quartzware cleaners Remote I/Os Rotary blade wire strippers Screw compressors Service carts Servodrives & servomotors Signal conditioning Speed/feed controls Switches Top speed drills Transmitters Vibration calibrators Vision sensors

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