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PEOPLE MOVEMENT

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he two words have the power to send shivers down the spine of every top management, however big or small. Incidentally, it was ‘People Movement’ that got us freedom, but then we are sure it must have had the same spine chilling impact on the ruling Brits. Leaving history aside for now, let’s concentrate on the present... why is there rebellious connotation to this act and fact of people coming together for a cause, also called People Movement, specially in the management bibliography? Simple answer really, ‘cause it spells unrest and displeases people at the core of it.

Case in point is the ongoing workers strike at Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant. As we go to print, Maruti Suzuki has decided to suspend production at its Gurgaon plant for some days in view of the non-availability of components for cars. The ongoing strike by workers at the carmaker’s Gurgaon and Manesar plants is threatening to escalate into a major industrial relations situation in India, which challenges the productive & manufacturing efficiency and ultimately, India’s manufacturing might. The loss for the company is multifold and long lasting. The biggest car manufacturer in India has not been able to meet the seasonally strong festive demand to start with, followed by a combined loss of around `3,000 crore for the company and its vendors since the start of the standoff in June this year. This loss extends to the state as well, with an excise revenue loss to the Haryana Government being to the tune of `350 crore, whhile the company itself has taken a hit of over `1,500 crore. According to estimates, the total production loss for the company has been over 51,000 units. There is a waiting period of 10 to 27 weeks across the country for the delivery of its cars with competitors cashing in on the situation. Is it really worth it? While the reasons may be many, but at the heart of everything there are people and their wellbeing that determines their responsiveness to an organisation’s demands, which ultimately determines the profitability of a company, or inversely, the lockout and the unrest. It is not that the importance of human touch, even in the most ‘machined’ and ‘automised’ working space has not been recognised. It is also a fact that ‘procuring, preserving and pampering’ the ‘talent pool’ is one of the most seriously talked about topics in intellectual summits. It is well established that human touch is the differentiator, but then again, it is too much of talk and little of practice. Keeping the workforce enthused is the key to high and smooth productivity and employees are enthused when their needs are fulfilled, thereby boosting their ownership levels with the product and the company. While this may be a simple sounding sentence, it is impossible to achieve it sitting on high thrones. According to Harry Paul and Ross Reck, authors of ‘Destination Work’ – which is about getting people excited about coming to work and working hard – employees regulate the amount of efforts they will put into their jobs largely based on how they are being treated by their boss (can read company as well). If they feel they are being treated well, they will give their boss (or company) everything they have. If they feel unappreciated, they will do only what they have to in order to hang on to their jobs. And if they feel abused, they will find some way to get back, or else, they will move to other job. The most productive companies are the most profitable and putting people first is a winning management strategy. It is nothing but putting employees first and customers second in the line of priority. Because if workers or employees are treated right, they will treat your customers right and if your customers are treated right they will come back to you. This spells good news for your business. So, it is a good idea to invest in people along with process. Go ahead strike a deal with your most precious asset! Happy profiting!

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Nitin Chalke MD – India Hydraulics Group, Eaton Corporation With the infrastructure boom in the country, the hydraulics industry has witnessed robust growth over the last couple of years. From small components to complete system solutions, the industry in India, today, through its wide range of participants – from established players in the organised sectors to numerous unorganised small players – offers various applications across segments and markets including mobile (agriculture, construction, earth moving), stationary (machine tools, IMM, metal processing), marine, mining, aerospace, wind power, hydropower, nuclear power, thermal power, oil & gas, paper & plywood, etc. With prospects growing and expectations rising, the hydraulics industry is making major strides in the efficiency and performance of its products. Hydraulics has always been the best choice for high-power density applications and new designs, material & manufacturing technologies are extending that advantage like never before. But, good as they are, these new components are destined to be a smaller and smaller piece of the overall hydraulics industry pie. The real action in the coming years is going to be focussed not on components, but on integrated system solutions that marry hydraulics and electronics in increasingly innovative ways. In hydraulics, the latest trends point towards applications of electronics, high-pressure systems, compactness and systems without foundations. Customers are looking for the best usage of space, better power density and energy efficiency. Another very important trend is that the marriage of hydraulics and electronics will deliver smarter products that combine the intelligence of electronics with the power density of hydraulics to enable all of these applications and many more such concepts that are yet to be thought of. Hydraulics has gained wide acceptance in factory and mobile applications. Traditional strengths of this key technology are centered around power... strength... durability... control – all hydraulics equipment essentially need to fit into the prescribed energy efficiency norms by default. The end users, original equipment manufacturers and consultants need highly energy-efficient machines so that the running cost of power is kept low and consequently, the total cost of ownership comes down. Answering this need of mobile hydraulics is leading the industry to the development of new ‘smart’ electro-hydraulic technologies that shrink the footprint of hydraulics systems, improve their performance & energy efficiency and reduce emissions. These technologies give equipment manufacturers greater design flexibility to achieve the goal that every customer desires i.e., more function and less fuel usage. Besides, a clear trend is setting in for hydraulic products that provide high durability, low noise vibration and harshness (NVH) levels and newer technologies, like electro-hydraulic applications, which make systems more intelligent and thus reduce overall costs. Additionally, the cost-effective utilisation of renewable energy resources, like wind, hydropower and ocean wave power, will depend on even more sophisticated hydraulics systems to capture, transmit and control the energy these systems generate. In summary, these are exciting times for the hydraulics industry. Customers are showing increasing interest in energy-efficient and greener technology, unique system solutions, breadth of portfolio and channel network. As a result of this, the latest technology is being made available in India with minimum lead time, which, in turn, is giving the end user access to the best hydraulic system solutions available in the market.


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Is the Indian market Underserved? Is there a dependency on foreign suppliers for major components such as accumulators, pumps, filters, oil coolers, etc? Does this mean that Indian players do not have the might or the means to serve the domestic fluid power demands? An investigative analysis into bringing out the real facts…

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POLICIES & REGULATIONS

Poeple Movement

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Duty Drawback Scheme Are We Ready For The Transition Phase?

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STRATEGY

Nitin Chalke, MD – India Hydraulics Group, Eaton Corporation

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NEWS, VIEWS & ANALYSIS 40

Latest Happenings In The World Of Manufacturing

TIPS & TRICKS 144

TECHOLOGY & INNOVATIONS 54

Technology Update Cutting-edge Solutions

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Breakthrough Innovations Dynamic Solutions For Technological Challenges

Collaborative Innovation Drafting A Blueprint For Action

Valves Selection 9 Mantras To Achieve Optimal Performance

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FACILITY VISIT 128

Voltas Material Handling Of Lifting Fortunes & Profits

‘We At Suzlon Are Constantly Looking At Innovations In Material And Design’

AUTOMATION TRENDS 132

Mobile Workforce Automation Translating Measurable Improvements Into Productivity Gains

John O’ Halloran, President – Technology, Suzlon

ENERGY MANAGEMENT 136



Need To Collaborate, Not Compete Dr Charles K Ebinger, Director, Energy Security Initiative and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings University

Industry Focus: Automation  Insights & Outlook: Motors & Drives 

Special Edition: Made In Germany


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SPECIAL FOCUS Fluid Power

INSIGHTS & OUTLOOK

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Fluid Power Market Dynamics Is The Indian Market Underserved?

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Energy Efficiency Making Fluid Power A Competitive Technology Choice

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Eaton Fluid Power Building On The Power Of One

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Eaton And Motion Industries Piping New Life Into Hydraulic Systems

Fluid Automation The Unsung Contributor To Plant Economic Performance

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Fluid Power Demand Trends Riding The Growth Mechanics

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Hydraulic Advances Going The Cost-effective & Eco-friendly Way Fluid Power Investments Gushing In Investments To Sustain Growth

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Opinions & More Rajiv Amin, President, Indian Pump Manufacturers Association and Chairman & MD, Garwin Engineering

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Green Pumps & Valves A Move Towards Attaining Sustainability

Kirloskar Brothers Demonstrating Technical Expertise & Risk Taking Abilities

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Technology Breakthroughs Imparting Reliability, Efficiency & Productivity

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Alternate Pumps & Parallel Pumps Bad Actors “Exposed”

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New Age Equipment Pumping Ingredients For Success Through New Valves

Research & Development Moving Towards A Patenting Culture

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Pumps & Valves Investments Riding On The Growth Wave

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Demand Trends Pillars Of Success

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Eco-friendly Cars Will Consumers Ride The Electric Vehicle Wave?

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New Launches Latest Products In The Offing

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Engineering Expo – Rudrapur Optimising The Northern Advantage

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Fluid Power Latest Products In Fluid Power

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electronica India 2011 And productronica India 2011 Offering Opportunities For Electrifying Growth

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Pumps & Valves Latest Products In Pumps & Valves

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HIMTEX Expanding The Scope Of Regional Investment

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General Products Rolling Out The Best-in-class

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Biz-bridge – Engineering & Manufacturing Expo 2011 Creating Growth Avenues

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International Products Showcasing Products In A Global Arena

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Hydraulics And Pneumatics Hydraulics And Pneumatics: A Technician’s And Engineer’s Guide

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Engineering Expo – Pune Gateway To Exuberant Opportunities

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BRIGHT PROSPECTS AHEAD FOR CLEAN ENERGY DEVELOPMENT WITH GE-GREENKO PACT In order to tackle the looming power crisis and harness renewable resources, GE Energy Financial Services and Greenko Group plc will be investing in a new venture to develop wind energy projects across India. In this way, GE also plans to expand its base into India and contribute towards balancing the power demand-supply gap. As per official sources, the GE unit will invest US$50 million – its first renewable energy investment in India – to support the development of 500 megawatts of wind projects out of Greenko’s planned development of one gigawatt of wind projects in India. Greenko has committed US$65 million for the Greenko Wind Project venture – a newly created subsidiary of Greenko. Talking about the aggressive

plans, Raghuveer Kurada, MD & India Leader, GE Energy Financial Services, said, “This investment expands GE’s presence in one of the world’s fastest-growing power markets with a local, proven renewable energy developer. In addition to capital, GE Energy Financial Services brings deep wind and other renewable energy expertise gained by building a US$6 billion portfolio of renewable energy investments worldwide.” Greenko is currently developing a pipeline of wind projects in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan, which the new venture, an Indian holding company and the Greenko subsidiary set up to develop wind projects, will own. The first project – the 65-megawatt Ratnagiri wind farm in Maharashtra – is planned

ANUPAM INDUSTRIES MANUFACTURES FIRST EVER 350T FORGING CRANES IN INDIA FOR L&T Anupam Industries successfully manufactured and supplied two 350/50T forging cranes to L&T Special Steel & Heavy Forging plant at Hazira, Gujarat. This is the firstever forging crane of 350T capacity manufactured in India. These cranes Anupam Forging Crane -350-50-20T, 33m span, 25 m lift, are manufactured under technical Class-M8.jpg; IS-3177 (1999) & IS-807 (2006) licence agreement from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), Japan. The forging crane was manufactured adhering to specific stringent norms related to critical & continuous forging application of L&T Forgings. Before the delivery of this equipment, a functional testing of the entire crane was carried out at 100 per cent safe working load (SWL) and overload testing was successfully done at 125 per cent in the presence of L&T representatives. The design & manufacturing processes of the crane was subjected to the stringent design practices and quality norms of MHI, Japan. These forging cranes comprise of massive fabricated structures, high-end mechanical sub-assemblies, electrical drives (E-room) and PLC programming for smooth functioning and controlling. The crane girders and trolleys are made in single piece (no splice joint). Each girder weighs around 95-100T. From the safety point of view, special testing was carried out in the presence of L&T & third party surveyors at Anupam. Commenting on the achievement, Mehul Patel, MD, Anupam Industries, said, “We have already created a strong presence in the steel segment by supplying high-end ladle cranes and steel mill duty cranes to various industry leaders. With this achievement, we have reinforced ourselves as the specialist crane solution provider to the steel industry.”

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for completion in December and will use GE’s 1.6-megawatt turbines. The wind turbines, specifically designed for low and medium wind speeds, will be assembled at GE’s facility in Pune. Once operational, a 500-megawatt wind portfolio could generate enough renewable electricity to power 8,75,000 average Indian households and displace 7,00,000 tonne per year of greenhouse gas emissions. Commenting on the promising project, Anil Kumar Chalamalasetty, CEO & MD, Greenko, said, “Wind power is an increasingly important part of the Indian energy market and through our partnership with GE, we are well positioned to play an important role to help meet the country’s energy needs with clean power using advanced technology”.

BHEL BAGS `4,071 CRORE CONTRACT FOR 1,200-MW THERMAL POWER PLANT IN AP Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has recently won a major order, valued at `4,071 crore, from Singareni Collieries Company (SCCL) for the supply and installation of the main plant package for a 1,200-MW power project in Andhra Pradesh (AP). According to official sources, the contract envisages setting up a 2x600MW thermal power generating unit for SCCL’s upcoming coal-based super thermal power project, located at Adilabad, AP. BHEL’s scope of work in the contract envisages design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of steam turbines, generators & boilers, along with state-of-the-art controls and instrumentation (C&I) & auxiliaries, including associated civil work. With this, BHEL has secured two orders – one for coal-base boiler turbine generator (BTG) packages finalised in the country in the current financial year and the other, being the 2x660MW DB Power project in Madhya Pradesh, sources revealed.


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CM PRESENTS INDO-GERMAN ECONOMIC AWARDS AT 55th IGCC AGM Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Prithviraj Chavan graced the 55th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) as its Chief Guest, in Mumbai recently. He presented the IGCC instituted awards for outstanding contribution towards the promotion of Indo-German Economic Relations to Putzmeister Concrete Machines, Goa and to Emmvee Photovoltaic Power, Bangalore, as well as the IGCC award for outstanding export performance by an Indo-German joint venture was presented to B Braun Medical India, Sutures Plant, Chengalpet and to Bosch, Bengaluru, Karnataka. He also inaugurated the ‘Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite

Opportunities’ programme in Mumbai. The programme celebrates 60 years of diplomatic relationship between the two countries. Over the next 15 months, a series of cultural, educational, business and political events will showcase the various facets of Indo-German relationship across India. Other eminent dignitaries at the AGM included the Consul General of Germany, Dr LeopoldTheodor Heldman, Dr Karl-Ludwig Kley, Chairman of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Dr Volker Treier, Deputy Chief Executive and MD – International Economic Affairs, Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHKe.V) and VK Viswanathan, MD, Bosch India.

ADB TO INVEST $750MN ON BULK ELECTRICITY TRANSFER IN INDIA The Asian Development Bank (ADB) plans to invest $750 million on power transmission systems, which transfer bulk electricity from Chhattisgarh to areas in the North of India, including the National Capital Region. The funds will be made available to state-run transmission utility, Powergrid. The funding will be in the form of a $500 million sovereign-guaranteed loan and a $250 million non-sovereign corporate loan, it said in a statement. The ADB Board of Directors has approved loan financing for the national grid improvement project, which will allow the bulk transfer of 3,000 MW of electricity from independent power producers (IPPs) in Chhattisgarh to areas in North India. “This funding would provide an anchor transaction in the total project cost of $2.25 billion and serve as a catalyst for further engagement from commercial financiers in Powergrid’s transactions,” the statement said. The project is due for completion in 2017.

KONTRON MAKES A STRATEGIC ENTRY INTO ARM ARCHITECTURE Kontron recently announced its strategic entry into ARM architecture, enabling a new breed of embedded scalable building blocks for application-ready platforms with low-power consumption. The first products planned for 2011 will be in the module and board form factors. Under development at Kontron is a new module format, optimised for usage with ARM System-On-Chip (SOC) processor types. The modules will enable ARM processors, single, dual and quad core, to be used in most vertical market applications. Following

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the initial release, Kontron then plans to expand its SBC family, as well as tablet and box PCs and HMIs. All Kontron ARM-based products will be available as standard solutions or as customer-specific designs as required. “ARM- and RISC-based solutions have been part of our product range for quite a long period of time. Our strategic focus, however, was mainly x86 processor technology. Now we are extending our product range significantly with the addition of ARM”, explains Dirk Finstel, CTO, Kontron.

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DRAFT NATIONAL POLICY ON ELECTRONICS 2011 UNVEILED With the aim of reducing electronics imports and promoting indigenous production, the government recently unveiled the draft National Policy on Electronics, 2011. The policy aims at addressing the $400 billion domestic electronics industry by 2020. Besides, the draft policy expects to create employment opportunities for around 28 million people by 2020. The demand for electronics hardware in the country is projected to reach $400 billion by 2020, thereby resulting in a huge demand-supply gap and dependence on imports. By promoting manufacturing within India, the government expects to reduce the dependence on imports. At the current growth rate, the domestic production can cater to a demand of US$100 billion in 2020 as against a demand of $US400 billion and the rest would have to be met by imports. This aggregates to a demand supply gap of nearly US$300 billion by 2020. Unless the situation is corrected, it is likely that by 2020, the electronics import may far exceed oil imports. “Of the three sectors – IT, telecommunication and electronics – electronics presents special challenges. The draft policy seeks to address the major barriers, which include lack of a strong base, an adverse international environment and failure to build an enabling ecosystem,” Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal said. Commenting on the initiative, Deepa Doraiswamy, Industry Manager – Electronics, Frost & Sullivan, said, “Multipronged initiatives from the different stakeholders of the electronics industry, with the government taking the lead through this policy announcement, indicates that the ongoing decade is undeniably a ‘Golden Decade’ for the Indian Electronics Industry.”


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IMTMA’S REGIONAL PRODUCTIVITY SUMMIT 2011 SET TO CREATE MULTIPLIER EFFECT IN PRODUCTIVITY ENHANCEMENT The Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) organised the Regional Productivity Summit 2011, in Chennai recently. The day-long summit titled, ‘Unleashing the Power of Productivity in Metalworking’, addressed and demonstrated a wide array of productivity-related issues through case studies and keynotes by renowned experts in this field. This is the fifth edition of the summit being organised to bring productivity center stage to achieve global competitiveness in manufacturing. This was the first in line of the three Regional Productivity Summit with Pune and New Delhi to follow before the National Summit to be held in Bangalore on December 1213, 2011. The inaugural and keynote session was presented by P Kaniappan, Whole-time Director, WABCO India on the topic ‘Leadership perspectives on productivity in the increased global competition’. Over 200 delegates from all across south India, including CEOs, Senior Executives, Practicing Engineers, R&D Specialists, Consultants, Experts, Technologists, Middle-level

Managers and Supervisors spanning the entire manufacturing industry, will actively participate in this event. The highlight of the summit was the ‘IMTMA-Siemens Productivity Championship Awards 2011’, which acknowledges and recognises the creativity and innovativeness of Indian manufacturers in their stride to attain highest levels of productivity. Eight top productivity improvements in the three regions – South/West/North – will fight for the coveted award through live case study presentations. Two winners from each region and nine next best case studies will qualify for the

(From L-R) L Krishnan, MD, TaeguTec India; Shrinivas Shirgurkar, MD, Ace Designers; P Kaniappan, Director, WABCO India; V Anbu, Executive Director, IMTMA and Madhavi Chandrashekhar, Deputy Chairperson, IMTMA Regional Summit (south) inaugurating the Regional Productivity Summit at Chennai.

National Productivity Summit. The Chennai Jury panel included C Narasimhan, Adviser – Auto Components Business, SundaramClayton (SCL); Chimakurthy Anandam, Adviser – Business Excellence, CII Institute of Quality; Narayan Rao, MD, Bourton Consulting (India). Looking at the merits of the case studies and innovations, instead of two winners, the jury decided to have three awards winners. Among the eight shortlisted companies who made live presentations followed by rigorous Q&A sessions by the jury and audience, the three companies which qualified to the national Summit from Chennai include L&T Kometsu – Innovative upgradation of pegard CNC boring machine; Sundram Fasteners – Roll Forming in Spigot type weld screws and Titan Industries – Innovative diamond setting process. Apart from a crystal trophy, the qualified teams were also conferred with `25,000 cash reward. The summit is designed to be a major platform to boost productivity and enhance Indian manufacturing to reach global standards.

SUZLON NAMED ‘NEW SUSTAINABILITY CHAMPION’ Suzlon Energy (SEL), the world’s fifth -largest wind turbine manufacturer, was highlighted as one of the New Sustainability Champions in the report entitled ‘Redefining the Future of Growth: The New Sustainability Champions’ launched recently by the World Economic Forum (WEF). The report, prepared with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), takes into account criteria covering sustainability, innovation, scalability, geography and size. Commenting on the new title, Tulsi R Tanti, Founder, Chairman & MD, Suzlon Group, said, “The decision of the WEF to name Suzlon as a ‘New Sustainability Champion’

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is extremely exciting for all of us in the Suzlon family. Sustainability is our core value and it is what we seek to progress, every day, in the 32 countries worldwide where we have marked our presence by delivering sustainable, ecological and economic development. We will continue the work and are both delighted to be honoured in this way.” Suzlon was titled the ‘New Sustainability Champion’ for its proactive innovation, integrated business model that allows sustainability in every aspect of its business, thereby increasing affordability and reducing associated emissions, among other factors.

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Some of the other companies that have been titled the ‘New Sustainability Champions’ include Jain Irrigation Systems, Manila Water Company, MTR Corporation, Natura, Shree Cement and Suntech. The WEF and BCG analysed over 1,000 businesses in the preparation of this report and identified 16 fast-growth companies that share a unique mindset and set of practices. The report shows how the businesses of the 16 ‘New Sustainability Champions’ create unconventional and profitable solutions that positively impact economic growth and enhance overall sustainability in their regions.


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LARGEST INVESTMENT IN INDIAN RENEWABLE SECTOR ReNew Wind Power, a renewable energy independent power producer (IPP), has recently secured an equity investment of up to `1,000 crore from leading global investment bank and active investor in alternative energy/ clean technology Goldman Sachs. This is the largest investment in India’s renewable energy generation sector. Commenting on the investment, Ankur Sahu, Co-head – Private Equity in Asia, Goldman Sachs, said, “This investment underscores Goldman Sachs’ continued commitment to India and support for the country’s clean energy needs. ReNew Wind Power stands out as an example of Indian entrepreneurial excellence. We look forward to teaming financially and operationally with the management

to help the company become a leader in India’s renewable energy sector.” The company has signed business framework agreements with Kenersys Gmbh, Regen Powertech and Suzlon Energy to establish and operate wind farms throughout India and will expand its wind portfolio by 200-300 megawatts annually. Sumant Sinha, Chairman & CEO, ReNew Wind Power, said, “This deal reinforces our commitment to developing sustainable energy solutions for India. Goldman Sachs’ global experience & network in the alternative & clean technology industry will provide us with additional momentum. Our vision is to become the leading renewable energy generation company in India.”

ABB TO STRESS ON INVESTMENT AND LOCALISATION IN INDIA ABB, one of the leading power and automation technology groups in the world, has planned to invest more in India for expanding its business operations in the country and has further planned to localise more of its solution offerings and technology said Joseph Hogan, CEO, ABB Group. “India is expected to make massive investments in rail, roads, steel and cement production and power generation in the next five years, which represents a good business opportunity for ABB,” Joseph Hogan said, adding that power generation is set to grow 57 per cent by 2017 in India. Hogan said that ABB has plans to localise technology and solution offerings. It will set up more factories to export products. The company also plans to source more supplies from India and further expand its research & development (R&D) capabilities in the country. The Switzerlandbased company has spent more than US$1.2 billion in 2010 towards R&D. He said that four countries in the world – Saudi Arabia, China, India and Brazil – are more than $1-billion markets for ABB. Commenting on what distinguishes ABB from the rest in the market, Bazmi Husain, MD, ABB India said, “Our differentiation is into dimensions. Wherever we work – be it metals, cement or pulp and paper – we work with process knowledge. The second dimension is at the electrical value chain, i.e., the generation, transportation and consumption. Automation falls under consumption. We are equally strong in transportation as well. Also, in the controlling of generation, we understand the full value chain. That is our differentiation.”

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INDIA BOOSTS AEROSPACE PROSPECTS India and UK recently entered into a letter of arrangement to pursue collaborative Defence R&D Cooperation with UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and facilitate making best use of respective research and technology development capability through joint projects, collaborative research and industry and academia participation. The LOA was signed in London by Dr VK Saraswat, Scientific Adviser to the Raksha Mantri, Secretary Defence R&D and Director General Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India and Professor Sir Mark Welland, Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA), Ministry of Defence, UK. With India aiming to mark its present in space by 2013, this collaboration marks an important milestone in the technical collaboration between the two countries and a number of projects are being planned to commence in coming months. Commenting on the newly strengthened relationship with India, Sir Mark Welland said, “India and UK have a strong history of mutual co-operation and have thriving science and engineering communities. India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is a power house of technology”. He said, “Indian and British Defence Scientists will be working together on technologies to face their country’s defence and security challenges, thanks to the new agreement”.

RAMESH CHANDAK ELECTED AS PRESIDENT OF IEEMA Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA), the apex body of the Indian power equipment manufacturing industry, has announced that Ramesh Chandak has been elected as President, IEEMA for the year 2011-12. IEEMA is the apex association

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most lucrative market in the world. Chandak takes over from the current President Vimal Mahendru. IEEMA also announced the election of other office bearers JG Kulkarni, VP – Power Systems (Asia), Crompton Greaves and Raj Eswaran, Director, Easun Reyrolle as VP.


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AGGREKO TO HELP COMPANIES DEAL WITH POWER OUTAGES The power-starving places in India’s northern, central and eastern states can heave a sigh of relief with the opening up of Aggreko’s depot in Manesar. This depot is the second in line in India from the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services. “The Indian market is an important focus for Aggreko. This can be demonstrated by our significant investment in the country since we opened our first depot in Wagholi, near Pune, in 2009,” commented Debajit Das, MD, Aggreko Asia. “The opening of our second depot gives us an immense opportunity to further support the local industry and help drive economic growth in a region where power outages are commonplace.”

The new depot will serve the oil & gas and manufacturing sectors around New Delhi, and will also bring Aggreko’s turnkey rental packages to the mining, construction and events industries. A key benefit of such packages is in helping companies deal with power outages and load shedding, guaranteeing their power supplies and reducing the risks & financial losses associated with operating in areas with unreliable power infrastructure. Customers will be able to benefit from Aggreko’s worldwide experience in the rapid provision of temporary power and temperature control solutions that enable mission critical business processes to remain running when grid power is unavailable.

VIVEK VENKATACHALAM TO LEAD GE’S CONVERTEAM ACQUISITION IN INDIA GE Energy recently announced the appointment of Vivek Venkatachalam as the President & CEO of GE’s Converteam business operations in India. In his new role, Venkatachalam will oversee the development and execution of commercial, marketing, engineering & services strategy for Converteam in India. Converteam is a leading provider of power conversion & automation systems and highefficiency power electronics, motors & generators. Its solutions enable customers in a variety of industries to replace or improve mechanical processes with high-efficiency

electric alternatives that deliver better reliability, less maintenance and lower emissions. Speaking on the appointment, John Flannery, President & CEO, GE India, said, “We are pleased to announce Vivek’s appointment. In his most recent role as the business leader for GE Oil & Gas, he did an outstanding job of leading the India team over the last two years. He has been instrumental in building the business strategies and developing the local team, products & partnerships and growing the business. I am confident he will continue adding great value to the company.”

GIL 2011 INDIA CONCLUDES ON A PROMISSORY NOTE Frost & Sullivan had recently organised its flagship event ‘GIL 2011: India’ – The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership at Mumbai. The event congress sought to address issues that echo concerns about India’s economic and developmental momentum journeying into 2020 & beyond through topics such as, ‘The CEOs Perspective on Growth – The Six Platforms of Growth, Innovation & Leadership’, ‘Top 10 Global Mega Trends and Their Impact on Business,

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‘ALLOCATION OF COAL BLOCKS AND FOREST & ENVIRONMENT CLEARANCES TO BE FASTER’ The sixth edition of India Electricity 2011 was inaugurated by Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde in New Delhi recently. The three-day event jointly organised by FICCI and the Power Ministry was based on an important theme ‘Future of the Indian Power Sector: Managing Challenges of Fuel, Competition and Reforms’. While inaugurating the conference and focussing on the upcoming 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) the Power Minister said that over 80,000 MW of capacity is under construction and will be operational in the 12th Five Year Plan. Capacity addition has been put on a fast track through key measures such as adoption of supercritical technologies, the Ultra Mega Power Projects, liberalisation of the mega power policy, instituting a robust monitoring mechanism and enhancing the availability of skilled and trained manpower. He said, “The installed capacity had gone up from approximately 1,23,000 MW in January 2006 to over 1,81,000 MW in August 2011 – an unprecedented growth of 47 per cent.” The Group of Ministers (GoM), chaired by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has also made concrete suggestions for increasing the pace of clearances for allocation of coal blocks to the private sector and simultaneous forest & environment nod to speed up the availability of coal to the power sector said P Uma Shankar, Secretary, Power Ministry. Harsh Mariwala, President, FICCI, highlighted that the immediate concern is the availability of sufficient fuel. Despite the vast coal reserves in India, domestic coal availability remains uncertain and along with fluctuating international prices of coal is set to derail capacity addition targets.


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LANCO TANJORE POWER COMPANY RECEIVES RAJIV GANDHI ENVIRONMENT AWARD Lanco Infratech (LITL), one of the fastest-growing integrated infrastructure enterprises and the largest IPP in India said that its unit, Lanco Tanjore Power Company (formerly known as Aban Power Company) has won the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Environment Award for Clean Technology for 2009-2010. This award is in recognition of its contribution to cleaner production as well as its commitment towards environmental pollution control and resource conservation. Commenting on winning the prestigious award, G Venkatesh Babu, MD, Lanco Infratech, said, “The Lanco Tanjore Power Company has adopted

advanced gas turbine using natural gas as fuel and has provided dry low NOx burners. As a result, the unit has achieved substantial reduction in NOx emission levels, water consumption and effluent generation.” Babu added, “The unit has achieved environment excellence, while complying with all statutory norms stipulated by Ministry of Environment & Forests. The unit has also met the standards prescribed by the European Union.” Lanco Tanjore Power Project is the first gas-based project to be registered with UNFCCC for CDM and regularly receives carbon credits for reduction in carbon dioxide emission.

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SIEMENS REACHES AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE WITH THE DELIVERY OF THE 100th GAS INSULATED SWITCHGEAR The Power Transmission Division, part of the energy sector, celebrated the handing over of the 100th Bay of Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) from its state-of-the-art factory at Aurangabad, Maharashtra. GIS was handed over to Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation (GETCO) and received by SK Negi, MD, GETCO.

PRAFUL PATEL UNVEILS ‘INDIAN ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT INDUSTRY MISSION PLAN 2012-2022: BASE DOCUMENT’ It is estimated that the size of the domestic market in generation equipment is expected to reach US$25-30 billion by 2022, while that of the T&D equipment industry is estimated to grow to US$ 70-75 billion. Hence, all the stakeholders – government, manufacturers, policy makers – need to proactively collaborate and take concerted & coordinated action so that the industry can further accelerate its growth process. With this objective in view, under the aegis of the Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India and with support from IEEMA, a Mission Plan 2012-2022 for the electrical equipment industry is being drawn up in consultation with all the key stakeholders. Praful Patel, Union

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Minister of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises recently unveiled ‘Indian Electrical Equipment Industry Mission Plan 2012-2022: Base Document’ at the 64th Annual Convention of IEEMA. The government’s responsibility would be to facilitate infrastructure creation, promote the country’s capabilities, create a favourable and predictable business environment, attract investments and promote R&D. The industry’s responsibility would be towards issues such as designing and manufacturing quality products, improving productivity, maintaining costs, among others. The Mission Plan 2012-2022 will take about six months to be ready and will be launched before the start of the 12th Five Year Plan period. “This requires a holistic approach as the power sector is critical for the socio-economic development of the nation,” Minister said. He extolled the electrical equipment industry to upscale the size of its operations and manufacture best quality products at the most affordable prices so that cost-effective power is generated in the country.

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The state-of-the-art factory has achieved a distinction by supplying the complete range of GIS, starting from 72.5 kV up to 420 kV in a short span of time. A very high level of localisation, coupled with development of the required competencies in the area of engineering, quality, sourcing, manufacturing and project management was responsible for the successful achievement of this milestone. Pawan Parikh, Head – Power Transmission Division, Siemens, said, “I am delighted with the growing trend among our customers’ towards setting up gas insulated substations. This solution saves substantial space, reduces operating & maintenance cost and provides very high reliability. The growing preference towards GIS is not only from urban utilities, but also from all major transmission and generation utilities and industry.”


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FLEXIBLE ASSEMBLY EMPLOYING ROBOTS TO ASSEMBLE AIRCRAFT aircraft assembly will be carried out by USPs a host of small industrial robots. The

lexible assembly line employing robots are soon going to be a reality for aircraft manufacturers. A versatile component gripper made of lightweight carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) is one of the critical elements of the future assembly line. Precision performance is the most crucial aspect of assembling enormous aircraft parts. The maximum tolerance limit is 0.2mm on components that weigh several metric tonne. In this scenario, automation concepts to make aircraft assembly – in particular high-precision drilling, milling and adhesive bonding – will need to be simpler, flexible and more economical in the future. That is exactly the intent of developers in the Fraunhofer Project Group Joining and Assembly FFM at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM, Bremen. As per the research, in future,

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brain behind this innovation is Dr Dirk Niermann, Head, Fraunhofer FFM, and his team of developers. These robots can perform tasks at various points on the parts in succession to bond, drill and mill them as they pass. “Aircraft are made up of shells of varying curvatures, and a gripper system has to be able to adjust accordingly,” said Niermann, adding, “This is done using configurable arrays of suction pads that sit on robust joints. The suction pads are mounted on a framework structure made of CFRP that is sturdy and considerably lighter than metal. Thanks to its low mass, industrial robots can position the gripper and the component with exceptional precision.” Handling the component is quite a task even though the gripper concept seems too simple. “That is why we are developing a high-precision recognition

The time taken to assemble an aircraft would reduce. The installation cost incurred would be significantly lower. High-precision recognition is being developed to position parts precisely without any deviation. This is duly supported by a powerful software to ensure the same.

system to measure the components exactly during assembly,” explained Niermann. This is combined with powerful software that takes fractions of a second to calculate the precise position in which the robot has to hold the workpiece to make everything fit together perfectly. Special technicians are needed to perform this task as robots have still not got the expertise.

MASS-PRODUCTION-READY, CRASH-SAFE BATTERY HOUSING FOR ELECTRIC CARS lectric cars are going to be the norm of the day with stringent emission norms being imposed by the governments across the world. While many researchers are trying to make certain desirable changes in the present models, as per the recent research findings, engineers have replaced a battery box of lithium-ion batteries with a lightweight component. This not only makes the box lighter, but also ensures no damage in case of an accident. Research reveals that for an

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electric car to be eco-friendly, it must weigh as less as possible, because when the light turns green, every additional pound or kg must be accelerated with considerable energy expenditure. The lighter the electric vehicle, the longer it can remain on the road without having to be plugged back into a power outlet.

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The experts, along with colleagues from the Fraunhofer Institutes for Mechanics of Materials IWM, for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF and for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach Institut EMI, have developed a mass-productionready, crash-safe battery housing that meets strict requirements. Reducing the present weight by almost 10 times, the battery housing, which surrounds the battery that weighs 340kg, only weighs 35kg. “Traditional solutions made of steel weigh up to 25 per cent more,” said Manfred Reif, Project Manager, Fraunhofer System Research for Electromobility. “The battery housing can withstand a crash, assuming a 10-fold gravitational acceleration. Even if a sharp object collides with the housing at 60km/h, the highly sensitive battery on the inside remains intact. In addition, the 16 lithium-ion modules are protected from humidity,” Reif added.


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SEMICONDUCTING SILICON TO GENERATE FUEL FROM SUNLIGHT enewable energy is growing its expanse with the recent discovery by MIT professor Daniel Nocera. Termed as an ‘artificial leaf’, the device can turn the energy of sunlight directly into a chemical fuel that can be stored and used later as an energy source. The artificial leaf – a silicon solar cell with different catalytic materials bonded onto its two sides – needs no external wires or control circuits to operate. Placed in a container of water and exposed to sunlight, it quickly begins to generate streams of bubbles – oxygen bubbles from one side and hydrogen bubbles

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from the other. If placed in a container that has a barrier to separate the two sides, the two streams of bubbles can be collected & stored, and used later to deliver power. The device, Nocera explains, is entirely made of earth-abundant, inexpensive materials – mostly silicon, cobalt and nickel – and works in ordinary water. The artificial leaf is a thin sheet of semiconducting silicon, which turns the energy of sunlight into a flow of wireless electricity within the sheet. Bound onto the silicon is a layer of a cobalt-based catalyst, which releases oxygen. The other side of the silicon sheet is coated with a layer of a nickelmolybdenum-zinc alloy, which releases hydrogen from the water molecules. Nocera said, “There will be real ooprtunities for this idea... You cannot get more portable… you do not need wires, it is lightweight and it does not require additional equipment, other than a way of catching and storing the gases that bubble off. You just drop it in a glass of water, and it starts splitting it.”

The ‘artificial leaf,’ a device that can harness sunlight to split water into hydrogen and oxygen without needing any external connections, is seen with some real leaves, which also convert the energy of sunlight directly into storable chemical form.

Applauding the efforts of the researchers, another eminent professor James Barber, a biochemist at Imperial College, London, said, “This is a major achievement, which is one more step towards developing cheap and robust technology to harvest solar energy as chemical fuel.” At the same time, he points out that there will be much work required to optimise the system, particularly in relation to the basic problem of efficiently using protons generated from the water-splitting reaction for hydrogen production.

CARBON MATERIALS TO ENSURE BETTER HYDROGEN STORAGE cientists have been trying to find lightweight, robust and inexpensive ways of storing the gas, whose atoms are so tiny that they can easily escape from containers. Latest research by a team from MIT and several other institutions has attained some feat in the direction. By activating carbon that incorporates a platinum catalyst, hydrogen atoms can bond directly to the surface of carbon particles and then be released when needed. Bonding the hydrogen to a highly porous, sponge-like material, such as a metal hydride or activated carbon, makes it possible to use ambient pressure and room temperature in storage tanks that could be lighter, cheaper and safer. The trick of designing such systems lies in finding a storage medium that

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bonds the hydrogen atoms tightly enough so that they do not leak and can be easily released when needed. “You have to be able to pump the gas in (at room temperature), and release it when you need it to burn,” explained Sow-Hsin Chen, Professor Emeritus – Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT. The team analysed the activated

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Such a storage system could avoid the cost and weight associated with conventional hydrogen storage. It can also be key to making hydrogen-powered cars practical and economically viable.

carbon’s storage of hydrogen using a technique called inelastic neutron scattering, which, they say, is uniquely capable of determining whether the hydrogen in the sample exists as individual atoms or H2 molecules. This approach can also assess the gas’ interaction with the storage material. “The new analysis method should make it possible to fine-tune the properties of the activated carbon material to increase its storage capacity,” Chen said. “The key is to find the optimum sizes and concentrations for the particles of platinum and carbon,” he added. Ultimately, researchers also hope to identify a catalyst more abundant and less expensive than platinum. Collated by Prerna Sharma prerna.sharma@infomedia18.in


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TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGES HYDROSONIC PUMP ydro Dynamics’ patented device, the Hydrosonic Pump (HPump), kept running into problems and the bearings needed to operate a rotor inside the device. In order to find a solution on how to fix the problem and make the device marketable, Hydro Dynamics turned to Marshall. Through a Technology Transfer Agreement, Marshall scientists & engineers were able to examine and analyse the problem and provide solutions to the company. Tests conducted at Hydro Dynamics indicated that the rotor generated high temperatures when the pump was operating and the bearings used were not capable of handling such high temperatures. NASA recommended bearings, housings and mounting hardware that could withstand such stress. Thanks to Marshall’s engineering solutions, Hydro Dynamics was able to introduce the HPump to the market. The HPump is designed to heat liquids in a more energy-efficient manner. The patented technology converts mechanical energy to heat energy with a high efficiency rate. The secret of the HPump’s success, according to the inventor, is the use of shock waves to produce the heat, rather than electric heating elements or fossil fuels. The shock wave effect is commonly referred to as a ‘water hammer’ and is usually considered a problem that needs to be eliminated. The rotor inside the HPump produces shock waves, which, in turn, generates millions of microscopic bubbles inside the liquid. As the bubbles collapse, heat is released, which creates a heating ‘inside the liquid’ effect rather than from an outside surface. Conventional technologies transfer heat into liquids using high temperature metal surfaces or flames. This causes large temperature differences between the heat source and the liquid, thereby forcing impurities to build up on the hotter surface of the heat source. This impurity build up is called ‘scale’, which can degrade the heating efficiency. Now, after years of development and some NASA assistance with the bearing problem, Hydro Dynamics has been able to provide savings to industries in need of a non-scaling heating device. The advantages of the technology used in the HPump can be applied to many industries. There are current uses for it in pulp & paper, petroleum, chemical heating and environmental cleanup industries. Hydro Dynamics also sees future applications in developing combustion-less heating through the use of wind power.

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ORBITAL VANE COMPRESSOR ynEco Corporation was experiencing problems with a rotor in its refrigerant compressor, known commercially as the Orbital Vane. Having exhausted its capabilities to find a solution, the Rockledge, Florida, company turned to NASA for help. NASA engineers at Kennedy Space Center seized the challenge and were able to provide a quick solution in just a few days. The primary contributors to the solution were the Analysis Group at Kennedy and the NASA Material Science Laboratory. The Analysis Group performed the primary physical analysis of the failed rotor, while the Material Science Laboratory performed the optical and scanning electron microscopic examination of the failure region. The conclusion was that one of the oil supply holes of the Orbital Vane compressor rotor was causing a large concentration of stress. After short periods of operation, the stress initiated fatigue cracking, which was then followed by almost instant failure of the rotor. The solution was a redesign of the compressor’s lubrication system, which eliminated the necessity of using the problematic rotor oil passage. Such a problem, if unresolved, could have been a ‘showstopper’ for DynEco’s efforts to commercialise the Orbital Vane line of machines. With the problem resolved, DynEco has been able to move forward in developing Orbital Vane compressors. Orbital Vane is different from other compressors and pumps as they have no rubbing parts; they are vibration-free and consist of a few simple round and flat components. As a result, these machines are efficient, reliable, quiet and easy to manufacture. They are also scalable and provide the same benefits to compressor and pump sizes ranging from hand-held units to large industrial machines. Currently, the first line of commercial products to come from the Orbital Vane technology is a refrigerant compressor suitable for mobile air conditioning and refrigeration related to buses, custom vehicles, large trucks, rail units, marine vessels and agricultural equipment. These refrigerant compressors have been installed, on a limited basis, on a line of bus air conditioning units.

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YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AT SUZLON I joined Suzlon in October 2009 and was appointed President – Technology, and MD, German Research & Development Centre, Suzlon Energy Gmbh. Ever since, I have been leading the engineering and R&D teams globally, driving new wind turbine development and supporting the existing designs in production & service worldwide. This also includes the development of various components for wind turbines, managing the technology that is provided by our suppliers, collaborators as well as the overall integration of the wind turbine itself. The scope of my work revolves around aerodynamics, electronics, software development and other functions related to wind turbine manufacturing.

TECHNOLOGY, A NECESSITY We have to manage the performance of the wind turbines installed at Suzlon’s wind farms. In addition, we have to ensure that Suzlon’s software and the overall grid controller facilitate the wind turbines to respond to the grid requirements & power regulator and provide the required energy. The software instructs the wind park to reduce its power output when there

WE AT SUZLON ARE CONSTANTLY LOOKING AT INNOVATIONS IN MATERIAL AND DESIGN

“Our mission is to develop a wind turbine, which can cost-effectively produce returns and electricity from Class III wind sites,” asserts John O’ Halloran, President–Technology, Suzlon, during a brief interaction with Sumedha Mahorey. Excerpts... is no major demand for electricity and vice versa.

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electricity from such wind sites.

EXPERIMENTING WITH MATERIALS We, at Suzlon, are constantly looking at innovations in materials and design. There is constant experimentation and R&D to find potential innovations in terms of weight, cost, configurations, designs etc. In fact, this is a part of our standard processes here. For instance, let us consider the wind turbine’s blades. We have experimented with a variety of materials, different manufacturing processes and techniques. Apart from blades, we have also experimented with all parts of the system, including the tower and nacelle. For example, in the newly launched S9X wind turbine, we have a box-like structure that is made of composites and laminated fibre glass. Embedded in it are electrical conductors that safely dissipate lightening through the structure and into the earth, which prevents the equipment inside the wind turbine from getting damaged.

SOWING THE SEEDS OF INNOVATION There are different ways to look at technology. One is an exotic technology that people have not heard of and the other dimension is creating a reliable and cost-effective technology. The second way may seem less glamourous, but this is what we, at Suzlon, focus on. As far as our customers are concerned, what matters the most is that the machine is up & running, produces electricity and offers the maximum return on investment. The concept of innovation in our scheme of things can be explained through the doubly fed induction generation technology, which extracts additional energy from the generator. It is a proven workhorse technology. In fact, we have had various wind turbines that have been using this technology for quite some time. Initially, when it was introduced, we faced teething troubles. But over the years, the technology has matured. That is why Suzlon has decided to use this technology in its

latest range of wind turbines for low wind sites. Moreover, it is a very costeffective way of generating higher energy and enables smooth interfacing with grids around the world.

RENEWABLE R&D There are many facets to the engineering that goes on at Suzlon’s manufacturing unit in Pune. We have hundreds of engineers at Pune who are involved in various aspects of wind turbine development & support and are constantly looking for costeffective innovations. We have got teams that are involved in research to make the turbine servicing event less difficult, more efficient and safer. We are also nurturing a part developing group in Pune, which is involved in core product development.

YOUR DREAM TECHNOLOGY IN THE RENEWABLE SECTOR Currently, wind energy is the most cost-effective form of renewable energy. It is substantially less expensive than solar or biomass, etc. My dream is to continuingly refine and drive down the costs related to the generation of energy from wind. We are working on these continued refinements for the long run. We look at things differently. When we consider the energy market in India, we need all the energy that can be generated as we do not have sufficient energy to satisfy India’s present growth demands. Our mission is to make sure that we produce the most cost-effective solution to help address this shortage and further narrow the gap that presently exists in India.

YOUR MISSION STATEMENT Today, our wind turbines have been installed all over the world. But over the next few years, we will have to consider more geographies. With additional countries and different requirements, the level of complexity will increase. Therefore, we will have to align new grid interfaces while ensuring that it is cost-effective and easily maintainable

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PERSONAL Your passion I am passionate about my work. It is fantastic to work on technical challenges with experts in so many fields who come from such different backgrounds/cultures while helping to address daunting global issues with renewable energy! It is tremendously satisfying to work through difficulties and see innovations come to light. I could not imagine a more compelling reason to pour myself into work. Experience with bosses I have had some good and not-sogood bosses, but I have learned something from each of them. It is important to thoughtfully review good models as well as those that could have been improved. We can maximise the benefit of all our experiences – the good and the not-so-good; our successes and our disappointments. Message to aspiring professionals Surround yourself with curious people. Find a mentor who can make you brainstorm. Work hard and do not expect instant success. Respect those around and appreciate all your experiences. Curiosity will lead you to creating the best innovations and achieve greatest success.

by a core group. Aspects like managing the various sub systems bring in many complex processes and as we move towards sophistication, we will have to ensure that we reduce associated costs. Making efforts to facilitate the manufacturing process will help us reduce costs. sumedha.mahorey@infomedia18.in

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Is there a dependency on foreign suppliers for major components such as accumulators, pumps, filters, oil coolers, etc? Does this mean that Indian players do not have the might or the means to serve the domestic fluid power demands? An investigative analysis into bringing out the real facts… ARCHANA TIWARI-NAYUDU erformance, precision and price are the critical guiding factors for the Indian manufacturing sector. Incidentally, these three factors also define fluid power. The entire manufacturing sector and many others use fluid power to mechanise their machines. With innovative designs and cutting-edge technology, pneumatic and hydraulic devices are becoming more compact and are finding newer applications. The recent trends in the fluid power industry show massive global consolidation, M&As, as companies aim to offer a broader range of fluid power products and solutions. Customers are on the lookout for a ‘total fluid power package’ of components or systems. Mechatronics, which is partly mechanical, partly fluid power, electronics and a combination of all these technologies, is playing an increasingly important role as industrial automation gains stronghold in shop floors.

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GROWTH OF THE INDUSTRY With cost as an advantage and quality as a desired stamp for the ‘Made in India’ products, the growth potential of the fluid power market, given the projections & projects, is great. But India is at crossroads. While the country is growing rapidly in terms of traditional products and applications

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of this industry, it is lagging behind when it comes to more contemporary & sophisticated product offerings – a need for modern manufacturing. As the global fluid power industry is becoming more sophisticated, the Indian industry is getting integrated with the world markets, albeit slowly. The fluid power industry has three large segments – mobile hydraulics, industrial hydraulics and pneumatics. Historically, the mobile hydraulic segment has been the largest and accounts for about 50 per cent of the

How Indian companies could tap the potential of this market How Indian companies can tap the potential of this market Reliability, efficiency and safety are the major factors that one needs to keep in mind before developing fluid power equipment. The other critical factor is power density. The Indian manufacturers should play up on their cost advantage and should also invest in research and development. Innovations in application, as well selecting the right raw materials and creating new engineering materials depending on the usage will help.

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total fluid power sales. The industrial hydraulic and pneumatic segments are nearly the same size, each with about 25 per cent of the total fluid power sales. The hydraulics industry has grown tremendously in the last couple of years with the infrastructure boom in the country. The size of the fluid power market in India was roughly about $400-450 million in 2007-08. This is a rough estimate considering the fact that besides the established players from the organised sectors; too many unorganised small players also participate in this market as local component suppliers and service providers. As of today, the market size is roughly estimated at $645- 700 million.

THE BIG QUESTION… India is one of the fastest growing markets for hydraulic components like valves, cylinders, accumulators, pumps, hydraulic hoses, filters, etc. A majority of this market falls under the mobile segment, while the rest falls under the industrial market. Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Pune are major centres for manufacturing hydraulic components. Currently, the industry is experiencing growth aided by the huge demand for construction equipment in the infrastructure projects and robust growth in the other sectors like


compare their offerings with the multinational giants with respect to precision applications given the nascent stage the Indian industry is in.”

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In daily life, the moment you open your eyes, any object you find around you – be it a water bottle or a drinking glass or even a newspaper – is made using fluid power. Printing is done with fluid power. For example, pen manufacturing, leather processing in a tannery, gluing & stitching of shoes, fabrics manufacturing and testing are all done using fluid power.

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automobile and machine tools. Having established the growing demands, the big question ‘Is the Indian fluid market underserved?’ remains unanswered. “Yes,” says Ketan Mavani, Proprietor, Fluid Power Engineers, a proprietorship firm based out of Gujarat, adding, “Although it is underserved now, the good news is that we are getting ready to handle the pressures going forward.” Seconding Mavani’s views, N Vasanth, Country Manager – Sales, Faster India, says, “The Indian fluid power market is underserved, as the products manufactured in India do not match the quality standards required – this being a quality-intensive segment. Then there is a natural dependency on foreign suppliers for major components.” “I have a completely different opinion on that,” asserts Nitin Chalke, MD – India Hydraulics Group, Eaton Corporation. “Customers have a very strong knowledge about what is happening in the world. There are very strong Indian companies who are doing well and are expanding globally. They are, in fact, competing with foreign players. The industry is maturing and moving fast. There are some key learnings that the industry peers can share among each other, such as Indian players can learn from their foreign counterparts and vice versa to have seamless continuous improvement at every stage. The growth of the industry has been quite significant over the last few years,” he opines. Adding an engineer’s perspective from the shop floor, Avinash C, Assistant Manager – Plant Maintenance, L&T–Komatsu, asserts, “A lot of compact innovations are coming into the hydraulics system, which add to the efficiency and take higher loads to suit the capacity usage with built-in interlocks for optimum usage of power packs, while offering optimum energy efficiency. Although Indian manufacturers are able to meet the demands, it will be unfair to

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But the dynamics of this industry in India are fast changing. Fluid power has been attracting a lot of investment and attention lately and deservingly so, as it sits at a very important juncture in the manufacturing ecology. These products are used by the automation industry (machine tools and plants) as well as makers of finished goods, which range from consumer durables to automotives. This is because there is a lot of automation and conversion into more sophisticated manufacturing methods. These facts fuel the demand hydraulic & pneumatic fluid power

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They are equipment involved in the technology of extracting the properties of fluids in order to generate control and transmit power. products. The other fact fuelling demand for these products is that India is becoming an attractive destination for manufacturing and outsourcing by major global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in strategic sectors like plant machinery and machine tools. Shedding light on the subject, VK Viswanathan, MD, Bosch India, informs, “The hydraulics market in India has a lot of potential because automation, drives & controls and many other electronic, mechanical & mechatronic products need a lot of hydraulics technology & expertise. Clearly, the opportunities are enormous. Looking at the opportunity, we are making a lot of investments in this sector. We are in the process

of setting up a greenfield project at Sanand, Gujarat, to produce hydraulic drives and controls. It will be a state-ofthe-art plant, which will be operational by the second quarter of 2012.” With MNCs like Bosch and Eaton establishing their stronger footprints in the Indian market, contrary to popular belief, the Indian players are actually gaining from this dynamics more than losing business. Vasanth explains, “More competition will make our local industry productive. Companies will invent new technologies and make their products competitive in the world market. This spells more profits and larger market share.” Chalke concludes, “The increased opportunity in the infrastructure sector has seen many foreign and Indian players heavily investing to develop their capabilities. Everyone is on a level playing field and the players with breadth, depth, experience and proven technical competencies have an upper hand to tap the market. A lot of Indian companies are going beyond India. As they go global, they need to have the capabilities to meet the global requirements.” Taking a cue from this thought, with solid demands and fluid market conditions, an outcome of changing market dynamics, the Indian fluid power market presents growth opportunities for ambitious companies to gain power position by serving and satiating the domestic market’s needs, while gearing up to grab global market share equipped both, by might as well as means. archana.nayudu@infomedia18.in

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POWER OF ONE Selective innovation, quick time to market and achieving & sustaining manufacturing excellence is what best describes Eaton Fluid Power – an Eaton Corp entity. Building on the ONE Eaton philosophy, the company has been able to attain a leadership position in every business vertical. A recent visit to the Eaton Fluid Power plant at Pune unravels many interesting facets of hydraulics. PRERNA SHARMA he term fluid has many connotations, but the one that best suits it is that it keeps powering equipment to run in a smooth and efficient manner. That’s what the whole intent of Eaton Fluid Power – to keep powering every business. A recent visit to Eaton’s facility at Pune offered a whole new perspective into hydraulics and its critical importance for each & every equipment. The Pune facility is a true amalgamation of thinking global and acting local. Right from the engineering & designing stage to the final assembly, the entire process exhibits par excellence. At the same time, the company manages to offer the best products & services for

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PROUD START Eaton Corporation’s footprint in India has been growing steadily since 1999. With the global acquisition of Aeroquip Vickers, Eaton had acquired two manufacturing plants in Mumbai and Pune under the name of Vickers Systems International (VSIL). The Mumbai plant was integrated into the Pune operations in January 2002. And today, the facility is an Eaton Centre of Excellence (COE) for gear pumps. This facility is further being expanded to commence the manufacturing of steering control units and hitch valves. When Eaton completed its global

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acquisition of Powerware from Invensys in June 2004, the New Delhibased facilities of Powerware were also integrated into Eaton’s India operations. Eaton has a medium- and heavy-duty truck transmission and components plant in Ranjangaon, India. The Ranjangaon plant marks the important entry of Eaton’s truck business into India. In 2008, Eaton acquired the engine valves business of Kirloskar Engine Oils, which marked the entry of Eaton’s automotive business into India. Seeking to expand its presence in India, Eaton has established many new entities. The first was an engineering centre at the Pune campus designed to perform high-end engineering work for all of Eaton’s business segments. Since then, Eaton has focussed on


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enhancing its presence in India in all business segments and on tapping into the diverse opportunities that India offers, including critical manufacturing & engineering capabilities, product development, service centres and globally competitive sourcing.

UNIQUE BUSINESS STYLE Eaton has a very unique style of working. The company clearly defines each & every person’s goal taking a topto-bottom approach and every employee is informed at the start of every year about his goal and his immediate manager’s goal. In this way, the entire team is aware of the team’s goal and the company’s ultimate goal, which, in turn, ensures that they are in sync with the bigger goal set by the company. The second pillar of growth is to achieve and sustain manufacturing supply excellence. This goal implies that all its vendors, suppliers and distributors should follow the same best practices to cater to its customers in the best way. By way of building a very strong and robust dealer network, they also have been able to strengthen their supply chain in the market. What follows next is quick response to markets. Elaborating on the same, Nitin Chalke, MD – India Hydraulics Group, Eaton Corp, informs, “Rapid response has been our key focus. We need to be two times faster than our competitors. It includes product development, services and expanding geographical presence.” The last pillar of goal is selective innovation, which is what sets Eaton apart from others.

EATON BUSINESS SYSTEM At the heart of manufacturing at Eaton is Eaton Business System (EBS). The foundation of EBS is a single vision & mission, shared set of values and a common philosophy. Continuous assessment (Eaton Business Excellence/EBE) is built around the Malcolm Baldrige criteria. Commenting on the same, Chalke adds, “What distinguishes Eaton from

Eaton is a values-based organisation dedicated to doing business right. Ethical values are fundamental to Eaton and distinguish us as a company. Moreover, the sense and pride of being a part of One Eaton also help us attain the corporate goal. Nitin Chalke, MD – India Hydraulics Group, Eaton Corporation

the rest is its power management focus, its values-based culture and its philosophy to run the enterprise as an integrated operating company. EBS is the embodiment of its integrated operating company philosophy. It is how Eaton works. It is the common thread that binds the functioning of the company.” EBS enables the company to: Respond quickly to the customers’ needs Deliver more cost-effective solutions Continuously invest in developing new power management technologies

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Apply the same uncompromising standards to all of its operations, and to share the same best practices among all employees throughout the world. The result is a culture of efficiency and continuous improvement dedicated to achieving the same goal – success. Offering a perspective on the same, Chalke avers, “It is based on our belief in standard processes and a teachable point of view. It ensures that we transfer best practices and key learning across the organisation. It encourages continuous improvement. EBS also includes a standard set of processes that we use to run our company within the areas of planning, growth, operational excellence, functional excellence, assessment and learning.” “EBS is uniting the power of many into the power of one” is how Chalke summarises EBS. “EBS is our source of competitive advantage and, when effectively deployed, it leads to superior performance,” he adds. The company’s strong foundation is based on the eight pillars of operational excellence, which include 5S + Safety (6S), Kaizen, value stream mapping (lean tool), high-5 matrices, etc. The most interesting of all is the high 5 matrix, which comprises of safety, quality, on-time delivery, inventory and productivity. These are the five action agenda for people working at the shop floor.

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people is already developed. They are also exposed to global market trends. That is how they are able to develop unique products to suit customers’ needs.

HYDRAULICS TRAINING SCHOOL Eaton has had a long history of running a hydraulics training school. Commenting on the same, Chalke informs, “We are known to conduct such training programmes for various stakeholders at regular intervals. Here, we train our employees, suppliers & distributors as well as customers and end users. We believe that every person involved in the value chain needs to understand functionalities and applicability of a particular product. Then only the ultimate benefit can reach the end user. We also train aftermarket personnel because if they are equipped with right solutions, they will be able to educate the customers in a better manner. In a nutshell, it helps us serve our customers better.”

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MANTRA TO EXCEL Eaton believes in the following mantra to excel – to be the most admired company in the markets, measured by customers saying, ‘We want to do more business with Eaton’; shareholders saying, ‘Eaton is one of my best investments’; employees saying, “I am proud to be a part of the Eaton team,” and suppliers saying, ‘Eaton is one of my most valued customers’. With such an ambitious mission in place, the company lays a strong emphasis on its workforce and customers. Chalke reiterates, “Our philosophy is to become an integrated operating company and act as One Eaton company. As a result, a lot of best practices get shared across units. Not only this, we also share our resources and even employees have the choice of moving to other Eaton entities.” As far as the expansion plans in the Indian subcontinent are concerned, Eaton has been investing in India for a very long time. Discussing the

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same, Chalke says, “Our Chairman recently visited India and has set an ambitious target for 2015, which more than almost triples our current sales. That is the kind of ambitious plan our company has for the Indian market. Similarly, our hydraulics business section is expanding. We have been able to register significant growth over last 2-3 years. We continue to invest in our operations and make the facilities able to support local needs.” When asked why a customer should choose Eaton, Chalke promptly responds, “Our products are a blend of quality, reliability and safety. We have a global expertise and our capability to offer innovative solutions is what makes us a preferred partner.” With this thought and action, the company is well poised to achieve its set goal of powering India’s business and taking it to greater heights by offering the best products & services. prerna.sharma@infomedia18.in


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HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS American Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO) sought to give its hydraulic system a makeover. During the six-yearlong project, Eaton and Motion Industries partnered with ACIPCO to provide comprehensive design, build and start-up support for each of the ACIPCO cement lining systems and the rotator & application station. Thanks to the engineering support offered by Eaton’s products, ACIPCO’s systems have been running two shifts a day for seven days a week without any downtime. ince 2001, Eaton and its distributor, Motion Industries, have taken up residence at American Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO) to pipe new life into in-plant hydraulic systems. Thanks to the product know-how, technical support and ingenuity of Eaton and Motion Industries personnel, the project was completed with virtually no production downtime. ACIPCO at Birmingham, Alabama, is the world’s largest single-site manufacturer of ductile iron pipe, fire hydrants and valves for water works applications, as well as electric resistant steel pipe for oil & natural gas pipelines. In order to improve throughput, the company called on the services of Eaton’s Application and Commercial Engineering (ACE) team and Motion Industries to upgrade 1980s-era hydraulic systems in its 1,20,000sqft plant that coats the interior lining of cast iron pipe with cement. Over $1 million worth of Eaton products, including proportional valves, slip-in cartridge valves, manifolds, hydraulic power units, pumps, filters, and

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kidney-loop cooling & filtration conditioning systems, were used to upgrade the cement-lining plant.

CHALLENGES GALORE The cast iron pipes enter ACIPCO’s cement-lining plant on conveyors from a casting plant. The pipes move through many hydraulically operated processes, such as cleaning, centrifugal cement lining, sealing and exterior painting, on a walking-beam transfer line in the cement-lining plant that is over two football fields in length. The hydraulic system makeover included the sequential upgrade of three areas, including cement lining system for the pipe from 18 to 54 inches in diameter, cement-lining rotator & application station and a cement-lining system for the 4-6inch diameter pipe. The project presented many challenges. System shocks, overheating and oil leakage that plagued the existing systems, as well as their associated maintenance costs, needed to be overcome in the new system designs – not to mention meeting production throughput requirements during the massive undertaking.

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SOLUTIONS DEVISED After a thorough analysis, Eaton ACE and Motion Industries personnel began working towards defining the flow & pressure requirements for the complete pipe lining cycle, calculating component sizing and verifying the adherence of Eaton products to hydraulic specifications. The team recommended Eaton’s Vickers KB Series proportional valves with onboard electronics and Vickers CVI 25/63 Series slip-in cartridge valves to control system shocks. The team members explained how properly sized coolers & tanks would eliminate oil overheating, and how using properly sized filters in specific locations would increase reliability & eliminate downtime. Custom Vickers cartridge-based manifolds were proposed to replace competitive valves that activated critical lift/lower and extend/retract walking beam functions. Vickers manifold-based circuit designs were suggested for all inline and sub-plate mounted components, in order to eliminate oil leakage and reduce pressure drops. The team also recommended


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replacing multiple power units with a central Vickers power unit to reduce leakage, oil usage & maintenance costs and to simplify overall system maintenance. A Vickers kidney-loop cooling and filtration conditioning system was suggested to increase reliability and eliminate overheating. Vickers PVH Series pumps were recommended to achieve plant-wide commonality of components and Hydrokraft TVWS Series transmission pumps were proposed to replace outdated & competitive pumps. Agreeing that the Eaton product proposals and accompanying technical support met its requirements, ACIPCO sanctioned Eaton and Motion Industries to begin the plant’s hydraulics makeover. Eaton Engineering Support took on the task of project management that entailed coordinating power unit and manifold drawings and designs, bills of material, parts ordering, assembly and testing

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to meet committed delivery dates. Meanwhile, Eaton Field Engineering was in charge of putting together maintenance manuals as each hydraulic system was built.

AFTER THE MAKEOVER... During the six-year-long project, Eaton and Motion Industries partnered with ACIPCO to provide comprehensive design, build and start-up support for each of the ACIPCO cement lining systems and the rotator & application station. Along with engineering and design, Eaton and Motion Industries made sure that the logistics and inventory tools met the critical startup and production needs of ACIPCO. “The delivery, installation and start up of each system went on very smoothly and on schedule, without losing a single day of production. This was achieved through excellent communication between ACIPCO, Motion Industries and Eaton,” says Nalin Shah, Engineer, Eaton ACE.

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In addition to improving the quality of parts through process improvements, the new hydraulic systems have resulted in substantial cost-savings for ACIPCO, says Jason Wyers, an ACIPCO engineer in charge of the hydraulic system upgrades. “By replacing the individual power unit on each valve stand with a central hydraulic system, we have been able to cut oil usage in half per lining system. Overall, we are very impressed and pleased with the ease of system startups and system reliability, as well as Eaton’s support at all levels of engineering, its commitment to delivery dates, its system training, and its excellent communication throughout the project. Our new hydraulic systems have been running two shifts a day for seven days a week without any downtime, which is the direct result of well designed systems.” Courtesy: Eaton Corporation


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With double-digit growth rates backed by major sectors like automobile, aviation and aerospace, the fortunes of the Indian fluid power industry have turned into gold. While analysing the demand trends this industry is witnessing, a common realisation arises – registering growth rate twice that of the Indian economy and integration with international markets. Summarising the growth trends of this dynamic industry... SUMEDHA MAHOREY he fluid power industry – a branch of mechanical engineering – is increasingly getting into multiple applications of automation. As one of the fastest growing segments of the Indian industry, the current market size of this industry is approximately `5,000 crore. Hydraulics and pneumatics are two different divisions of fluid power, which are commonly used as a means of transmission & control of energy. They are seen in every phase of modern industrial activities. For manufacturing, they are used in metal cutting, forming, moulding, pressing, forging, casting, drawing as well as in material handling. Fluid power is also evidently used in transportation, automobile, aviation and shipping. It has also entered into the domain of environmental activities, such as waste compacting and processing. As an essential technology platform for controlling the floodgates of huge dams and power generation, fluid power is also the base technology for numerous other applications like construction

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equipment, food processing, medical equipment, cement plants, sugar industries, paper plants and plastic industry. Commenting on the applicability of hydraulics & pneumatics, Er Ashok Kumar Gupta, Chairman, Crane-Bel International, says, “The applications of fluid power have been explored in various fields. Of the two systems, hydraulics is the most reliable and repeatable form of power & motion control, as desired in modern plant and equipment. Most of the main power transmission and controls in plant & machines are done through hydraulics.” Elaborating further, he adds, “Today, the hydraulic systems have unquestioned acceptance as the most effective and efficient means of transmitting & controlling power. New applications are being innovated and developed daily. The applications of hydraulics are only limited by imagination and therefore, there is tremendous scope for new applications and developments in fluid power technology.”

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FLUID POWER DEMAND TRENDS Fluid power systems being the simplest, easily controllable, versatile and flexible means of transmission and control of power are extensively used in some of the main industrial sectors. These include automotive, aviation & aerospace, defence, earth moving, mining and construction, industrial automation and machinery & machine tools. Additionally, it also finds applicability in power, shipping, process industry; including plastic, rubber, chemical, paper, cement textile and sugar processing. “Today, more and more emphasis is given to automation and high-technology machines, which make hydraulics increasingly important,” Gupta asserts, adding, “Moreover, during the last decade, the fluid power industry has changed dramatically. Innovative ideas, high product quality and a lot of enthusiasm have contributed to the steady growth of the fluid power industry.” According to industry experts, the growth rate of this industry is typically about twice that of the growth of the Indian economy mainly due to three


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major reasons. Firstly, the rate at which the fluid power industry is growing is proportional to the growth of major industry verticals. Secondly, the use of automation and hi-tech manufacturing processes is growing by the day, which has, in turn, led to a surge in demand of fluid power equipment & machinery. Lastly, as India projects itself as an international hub for manufacturing, associated industries are also finding greater potential in the domestic as well as international market. Highlighting the key demand trends witnessed in the industry, Gupta points out, “The technology trends witnessed in the hydraulic industry worldwide lean towards innovative high-performance products, automation systems and safe control of linear & rotary movements with regards to large forces that are precise in terms of displacement and speed. This has opened up potential fields of application in virtually all the areas of industrial and mobile equipment.” Talking about the major demand drivers, SM Dangi, Manager – Marketing, Festo Controls, avers, “A key demand driver for fluid power is the automobile industry. We also have food & beverages, pharmaceuticals and packaging machinery industry as other important demand centres.” On the effect of decrease in demand of fluid power from the automobile industry, he comments, “During the slump in the automobile industry, demand in food & beverage and pharmaceutical sectors drives the demand for the fluid power industry. These two sectors are more resilient to recession. Another sector is the packaging machinery. This is because packaging is a necessity for any manufactured product. Thus, the slump is balanced out.”

INTEGRATING WITH WORLD MARKETS With the automotive industry growing at a robust pace, there is a huge demand to manufacture sub-parts of automotives like cars and trucks. The major components

of machine tools and drives for the automotive industry are composed of fluid power products. With this increase in demand and location advantages of cheap raw materials, labour costs and less import duties, the demand for machine tool manufacturers has gone up exponentially. Thus, a conducive situation is being built up for the fluid power industry due to derived demands from other industries. With the fluid power industry posting double-digit growth figures due to the rapid growth in traditional products and applications, the industry is becoming more sophisticated & gearing up to face any market competition. As a result, the Indian industry is integrating itself with the world markets.

major players in Asia due to substantial domestic consumption, the growth of fluid power is evident. Also, both the countries are slightly less resilient to global recession.” Commenting on the effect of recessionary trends in the European market on the Indian fluid power industry, Dangi opines, “Because of the recessionary conditions experienced, there will be a flow of manufacturing activities towards Asia and China & India are likely to derive maximum out of it. The Government of India also plans to make the country a manufacturing hub for the world. Taking this into consideration, the fluid power industry in India will also have a very good future.”

OUTLOOK FOR 2012-2013 INVESTING IN THE FUTURE In the recent years, the fluid power industry has seen many investments, both from domestic as well as

ADVANTAGES OF HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS Infinitely variable transmission of energy High-power density Ability to produce linear movement by using a simple hydraulic cylinder Storage of energy in a system by using a simple accumulator Easy control of force and speed. international players. Elaborating on the same, Dangi says, “The fluid power industry has been receiving huge amount of investments for expansion activities to support new projects in multiple sectors. Foreign companies are also entering Indian markets and setting up plants here. Take the case of Volkswagen, which has recently entered the Indian market. Major demand drivers like Suzuki and Ford India are also expanding in Gujarat. With China and India emerging as

As the Indian market gears up to become the manufacturing hub of the world, major demand drivers of the fluid power industry will witness robust growth figures. Also, the impact of recessionary trends in the global market will be balanced out due to a surge in domestic demand. Explaining the same, Dangi says, “At the moment, European and American economies are not doing very well. The performance of these markets is much better than the figures posted in 2009. But, if the 2009 scenario reappears, then the Indian industry will be resilient and will grow, may be at a little lesser rate as compared to figures posted this year. We will probably post a lower growth rate than we anticipated in 2012. But I think it will be a temporary phenomenon.” With key demand drivers and a strong domestic demand already in place, the Indian fluid power industry is ready to take on global challenge in a much smoother way. What remains to be seen is whether the current growth rates can be maintained during the probable global slowdown in time to come... sumedha.mahorey@infomedia18.in

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MAKING FLUID POWER A COMPETITIVE TECHNOLOGY CHOICE Fluid power faces an ever-increasing economical and environmental responsibility as the critical base for drive & automation technology in multiple industrial applications. With key factors like energy consumption, emissions and cost issues gaining more and more attention, the use of fluid power as a source of overcoming these challenges might seem tricky. But is it really? Read on to find out… SUMEDHA MAHOREY ith industry experts predicting an accelerated growth in the Indian market due to growing demands from industries such as oil & gas, chemical processing, automation, etc. the Indian fluid power industry is all set to reap the benefits. Substantiating this is the fact that today, India is home to over 700 manufacturers of components like hydraulic cylinders, accumulators, hydraulic hoses, filters, pneumatic valve, pneumatic cylinder, solenoid valve, air filter, air combination, etc. The use of fluid power in heavy machinery, equipment has generated a lot of interest from the industry due to the many advantages it offers. Though its use still remains a tricky question due to leakages and high energy consumption, there are many ground rules, which if followed correctly, can make fluid power one of the most energy-efficient and environmentfriendly option for the industry today.

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peak efficiency is not available. These concepts and techniques can result in significant energy & cost savings for companies as well as for the customers that they serve, thereby making fluid power a more competitive technology choice today. Taking a thoughtful approach to decisions like when to run the hydraulic pump and when to switch it off is an example of the broader system-level analysis that can help machine builders save energy. This analysis ensures that all drive-train components are working at their most efficient speeds. Sometimes, the case may be that the designer would be missing the point by focussing on whether an electric motor-driven actuator is more efficient than a hydraulic actuator or vice versa. Instead, he should consider the overall system and determine the type of motion power that is most efficient in these circumstances. The use of hydraulics can reduce cycle time and provide many options to reduce energy requirements. These options can be holding pressure, making precise slow movements, moving heavy loads, one actuator moving another actuator; and fast as well as smooth linear movements, which can be done on a hydraulic system. In pneumatic systems as well, reducing pneumaticcylinder retract pressure in the press-fit assembly operation can reduce the use of energy by nearly 38 per cent.

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TACTICS: USE OF PROPER SIZED PNEUMATICS The use of pneumatics has been traditionally considered inefficient due to factors such as leakage and the practice of supplying higher pressure than an actuator requires to perform a task. Under these circumstances, most manufacturers aim to improve the energy efficiency of their machines by focussing on the use of power sources other than pneumatics, such as electro-mechanical. But the use of pneumatics should not be ignored. Certain targeted measures can significantly reduce energy consumption in pneumatically powered machines. These measures include the use of properly sized pneumatic components on new machines. It is traditionally the mindset of manufacturers that if there is a doubt about the necessary requirements, buy a size bigger than the requirement, but this leads to overdimensioning and unnecessarily high air consumption. Another practice is to reuse older designs that were developed without energy efficiency in mind. But the factor that is being overlooked here is that oversized components cost more and are also bigger and heavier – an issue when mounting space is at a premium. Thus, reducing the


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cylinder diameter as well as the use of properly sized pneumatic equipment can help save on the volume of air consumed during each cycle. Designers should also take advantage of online configuration tools and energy-saving calculators to help size components to meet application requirements. Mass-produced machines must be designed and sized to accommodate the user with the lowest available pressure. This usually means specifying larger, more expensive components that increase air consumption. This issue can be partially resolved by regulating the machine’s supply pressure down to the design pressure. Operators commonly increase supply pressure on regulators in the hope of improving performance, but this results in wasting significant amounts of money in air and operating costs for no actual benefit – if components are sized correctly. It is important to monitor and ensure that the machine pressure is within minimum and maximum limits to avoid wastage of energy. Pressure regulation and lean manufacturing best practices eliminate wastes that do not add value to a product or process. Pneumatics frequently wastes energy when actuators produce more force than required. This can be overcome with intelligent pressure regulators in pneumatic cylinders that control when to exert energy and when to conserve it. Applying the exact amount of pressure can produce energy savings of up to 40 per cent in many cases.

‘push’ or ‘pull’ load, but not both. Yet, most often, machines use the same pressure for both extend and retract strokes, which lead to more energy consumption. For example, in the case of a pneumatic cylinder used in a press-fit assembly operation, pressing the part required 100psi cylinder pressure. The same pressure was used to retract the unloaded cylinder even though the pressure required for the activity was much lesser than 100psi. In this circumstances, adding a pressure regulator between the valve and cylinder port reduced the retract pressure to 10psi, thereby resulting in a 90 per cent reduction. After the installation of the pressure regulator, the machine used 38 per cent less energy per cycle, and the savings paid for the new components in approximately 2,100 cycles. In addition to press-fit processes, applications that use rod less or lifting cylinders, such as automotive assembly elevators, typically can benefit from non-load stroke pressure regulation. In general, the larger the cylinder, the larger the efficiency gain. The key here is to be on the lookout for motions with a sizeable difference in the force

TACTICS TO DEAL WITH COMMON PRACTICES Pressure regulators that permit ‘reverse-flow’ and mount between a valve and cylinder are becoming increasingly common. They are usually more economical and easier to install than traditional sandwich pressure regulators. Many standard in-line regulators do not have this capability and require a check-valve in parallel to accommodate reverse flow. Many applications have either a

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Tactics to attain

ENERGY EFFICIENCY in FLUID POWER Precise sizing of components to match the application and the manufacturing process requirements Optimise vacuum applications Minimise leaks, control off-duty air consumption Use pressure regulation on cylinders with no-load strokes Use of apt designs and maintenance tools for better energy efficiency Proper training should be imparted to engineers & technicians regarding functioning and system development.

required for each stroke direction. Energy savings are just one benefit of pneumatic pressure regulation. Because cylinder speed is governed by the rate at which air exhausts on the non-load side of the piston, reducing the nonload pressure permits higher piston speed on the working stroke. This decreases cycle time. Other advantages include reductions in shock, vibration and noise as well as longer life for components and the machine itself. And if there are leaks in the system, reducing the air pressure inherently reduces the amount and cost of leakage. A regenerative system can produce air savings of up to 50 per cent. Minimising leaks can also prove to be cost and energy efficient. Valves and deteriorated seals are two common sources of leaks. Some valve designs, such as lapped spool valves with metal sealing, have inherent internal leakage up to 700cc/min even when new. Leakage is constant as long as air is supplied to the valve. Switching to comparable valves with soft seals can cut leakage to between 10 & 30cc/ min.

THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE Though process applications today look at active energy efficiency technically, the problem arises at the implementation level. The need is to transfer the responsibility for energy conservation from the management to the ground level staff and technicians & engineers, who are dealing with the fluid power systems. Most production facility managers are preoccupied with producing greater volumes at lower prices, rather than addressing ‘overhead’ costs, such as energy. With the electric motor being a major electricity consumer in the electric world, many fluid power applications can present opportunities for savings. The only need is to explore these options with the right knowledge, intent and capability. sumedha.mahorey@infomedia18.in


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THE UNSUNG CONTRIBUTOR TO PLANT ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE A fluid automation product, such as a valve, operates to shut on and off to control the flow of a process liquid, or the supply of compressed air. However, valves, pneumatic actuators and similar components can perform more than the usual functions – they can drive gains throughout the business. In fact, their speed and reliability can provide competitive economic advantages in operations worldwide. These fluid automation products offer exceptional opportunities to extend overall equipment service life, reduce warranty costs, cut MRO inventories and increase production uptime & productivity. he processes of manufacturing, processing or packaging of goods and materials often depends on fluid automation components. These include fluid control products such as solenoid pilot valves, angle body piston valves, linear valve position indicators, redundant control systems and pressure sensors. They also comprise of fluid power products, such as valve manifolds; filters, regulators, lubricators (FRLs); actuators or cylinders; grippers; slides and gantries, which provide pneumatic and motion control. New technologies and forward thinking business developments have made these offerings faster and more reliable than before. Managers across the spectrum, from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to end users, have begun to appreciate how often these fluid automation components play

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silent but critical roles in total plant economic performance. Making even small changes in their performance can change the whole rhythm of the operation. So, one can prevent losses and drive gains throughout the business.

FEEDING THE BOTTOM LINE The speed and reliability of fluid automation components can have an immediate as well as long lasting impact in the following areas: Asset availability: In cases where success is measured by the minute, assets must perform for a lifetime. Selecting the most reliable components ensures fewer shutdowns and lowers maintenance costs. Engineering optimisation: It is important to find suppliers that can deliver the products quickly. One has to make sure they are the right products i.e., they suit the unique application

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at hand, with optimum fit-for-pipe size, pressure rating and corrosion resistance. This gets easier when the supplier carries a wide selection. Productivity improvement: Reliability reduces downtime, thereby eliminating one of the most significant drags on productivity. In addition, properly engineered fluid automation products often offer proven improvements in repeatability, flow rates, throughput and other critical performance characteristics. Cost reduction: Seek competitive pricing. But remember that total cost of ownership advantages such as longer life, lower maintenance and reduced power consumption outweigh differences in initial purchase cost. Competitive advantage: For OEMs, superior fluid automation products can be integrated into products offering performance and reliability that other


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manufacturers cannot match. For end users, the right fluid automation solution can help an operation outperform competition. In addition, it is essential to deal with suppliers, which provide products that truly make a difference. Moreover, not every valve or cylinder vendor fits the bill. Hence, it is important to find the suitable ones in order to drive them to bring the benefits that the operation demands.

THE BENEFITS OF RELIABILITY Selecting fluid automation products with proven records of reliability has multiple advantages. Products that perform like the first time, every time, may permit an elevated pace of operations. In addition, high reliability products greatly reduce the chances of unplanned plant outages or downtime. Users report that well-built products using advanced designs and top-grade materials more often perform to specification, provide long-term service, and realise lowest cost of ownership. Moreover, engineering advances are not limited to the features of a given product. Finally, the more challenging an application, the more value that ultrareliable fluid automation can add. Today’s best products are designed to tackle tough tasks and difficult environments – from the pressures and radiation levels in a nuclear power plant to the corrosive combination of heat and humidity found in a commercial laundry facility.

THE POWER OF SPEED These days, customers want products and services at the click of a button. But to achieve this, one needs to first look for fluid automation suppliers who make maximum use of the interactive informational power of the net. Good vendors will put up detailed engineering drawings of components. Great vendors will even allow configuration of the product for an application online. Accelerated delivery schedules

are also critical. Long lead times are no longer acceptable or often, even survivable in today’s time-crunched businesses; especially when downtime for a single piece of equipment may mean shutdown of an entire operation. Hence, it is important to seek suppliers that recognise that need for speed. Knowledge is not only power. In today’s challenging engineering environment, knowledge is profit. Immediate, responsive technical support from professionals who know their product and application can make the difference between a successful application and an inefficient fit. Select a fluid automation vendor that can provide answers within minutes, and onsite technical support within hours. Some smaller fluid automation vendors just do not have the resources to compete here.

ADVANTAGES FOR THE OEM OEMs can leverage their choice of the right fluid automation supplier to achieve significant improvements in the economic performance of their plants and products. Speed A supplier who appreciates the value of speed can allow OEMs to: Accommodate just-in-time inventory management Implement faster development and production cycle times Make last-minute engineering changes without disrupting project schedules Reduce time to market. Reliability Look for fluid automation vendors who focus on reliability measures permitting OEMs to: Realise more efficient air usage Optimise Six Sigma & lean manufacturing programmes Shorten startup and commissioning times and sell more competitive products with fewer callbacks and warranty claims Attain maximum competitive advantage for their products

Sell products on value, not on price Ensure greater customer loyalty.

ADVANTAGES FOR THE END USER Choosing the right fluid automation supplier can also help reap economic gains for end users in industries including life sciences; power generation; biofuels; food & beverage; automotive; petroleum and chemical; water & wastewater; pulp and paper; packaging; commercial laundries and heating, ventilation & air conditioning. Speed Quick delivery and responsive support enable end users to: Maintain greater asset availability Get fast parts replacement and rebuild kits with reduced maintenance/ repair/operations inventory for maintenance departments Achieve more efficient engineering of production lines. Reliability Ensured dependability allows end users to: Reduce air leakage Rely on longer equipment life Cut overall maintenance costs Ensure maximum uptime and greater manufacturing asset availability Achieve higher assembly line productivity and eliminate time or consumables lost to shutdowns.

A KEY ROLE TO PLAY Successful manufacturers across a wide range of industries realise that their choices of valves, actuators or other components make a difference. They report that fluid automation products have made surprisingly strong contributions to the economic performance of their operations. For end users, judicious selection of fluid automation components must play a key role in their performance improvement plans. For OEMs, the right fluid automation choices provide significant cost, time to market and product competitive advantages. Courtesy: ASCO Numatics, Inc.

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HYDRAULIC ADVANCES

GOING THE COST-EFFECTIVE & ECO-FRIENDLY WAY Ever-growing consumer demands are driving the need for new product developments. By treading on the eco-friendly path while seeking to attain cost efficiency, every manufacturer is attempting to offer his customers value for money. This has resulted in the development of new age hydraulic equipment having unique features. Presenting some of the recent hydraulic equipment and technologies that are making their mark in the global market… PRERNA SHARMA

BLUEHYDRAULICS PROGRAM Innovator: Rexroth Trigger: Machine manufacturers and end users are beginning to focus on lowering energy consumption and exhaust emissions while maintaining the earlier performance levels. Features: The Rexroth BlueHydraulics program enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to continue using the compact hydraulic solutions that they have grown accustomed to in order to save energy, increase efficiency and, above all, reduce exhaust emissions to tier 4 final-compliant levels.

ECO-FRIENDLY GREEN-PAK HYDRAULIC POWER UNIT Innovator: Eaton Description: It is designed to reduce energy consumption by using a variable speed electric motor and a fixed displacement hydraulic pump to dynamically match output to load characteristics. In addition to using less energy, Green-Pak Hydraulic Power Units (HPUs) are also engineered to minimise operating sound levels, utilise environment-friendly hydraulic fluids and provide zero-leak performance. “By packaging a variable frequency drive and an asynchronous electric motor with a fixed displacement hydraulic pump & advanced electronic monitoring and control capabilities, the Green-Pack HPU leverages three Eaton technologies to produce a highly efficient and environment-friendly package with outstanding return on investment potential,” said Lyle Meyer, Product Manager – Power Unit, Eaton. “Depending on the application and duty cycle, we estimate that the Green-Pack can reduce a customer’s operating costs by up to one-third, thereby allowing them to earn additional carbon credits. That calculation is based on reduced energy inputs, improved fluid health and extended fluid life. In particular, the load matching capability minimises idling losses, which are a major part of the energy and thermal budgets of conventional HPUs,” he added.

HYDRAULIC HYBRID CARS Innovator: Hybra Drive Systems Description: Hydraulic hybrids conceptually resemble their electric hybrid cousins. Only, in this case, the energy storage takes place not in a battery but in high-pressure hydraulic accumulators usually charged in excess of 3,000psi. The best of these accumulators have power densities of around 500kW/kg, said Jim O’Brien, Founder & CTO, Hybra Drive Systems, a startup focussing on the development of hydraulic power trains. The design concepts for hydraulic hybrids vary, but typically, the car’s diesel or gas engine powers a hydraulic pump motor, which charges that high-pressure accumulator. The accumulator, in turn, drives one or more additional pump motors connected to the wheels. A second lower pressure accumulator typically completes the hydraulic circuit. Depending on the design, there may be a one pump motor to drive a pair of wheels through a differential or a one pump motor per wheel for an all-wheel-drive version with independent torque control. During braking, the pump motors on the wheels reverse themselves, and thus recharge the accumulator and capture the energy that would otherwise be lost to heat.

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HYDROMECHANICAL VARIABLE TRANSMISSION Innovators: Bosch Rexroth & Dana Properties: The Hydromechanical Variable Transmission (HVT) system helps reduce fuel consumption by more than 20 per cent as compared to vehicles equipped with conventional torque converter transmission. Features: Designed to improve productivity on vehicles using downsized engines, the HVT enables precise vehicle positioning and stepless drive with uninterrupted acceleration. Occupying the same space requirements of a conventional torque converter transmission, the HVT optimises the operating point of the diesel engine by decoupling engine speed from that of drive speed.

ADVANCED HYDRAULIC CONTROLS Innovator: Scientists at Purdue University Features: Advanced hydraulic controls are capable of saving 40 per cent fuel in some applications. Description: With the new system architecture, all functions are controlled electronically, thereby allowing the use of advanced control strategies. An advanced machine power management control strategy has been implemented on top of the displacement control platform to minimise the machine’s fuel consumption according to the working cycle performed. The improved efficiency offered by displacement-controlled technology has led to lower working temperatures for the hydraulic fluid, which should lead to longer fluid life and less maintenance. “The work on this test bed at Purdue has significant implications for future advancements in fluid power technology as well as for energy savings,” said Dr Kim Stelson, Director, Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power.

HIGH FREQUENCY HEXAPOD TESTING Innovator: Moog Inc. Features: The hydraulic hexapod simulation table expands frequency range up to 100Hz, which increases the speed, range and flexibility of automotive component testing. Description: The hydraulic simulation table simulates acceleration & displacement outputs and reproduces key data collected on proving grounds & other road or field surface events. It offers vector-based motion, and can perform translation & rotation functions in conjunction with an expanded frequency range up to 100Hz. “The system is similar to a flight simulator that leverages core motion control technologies in the areas of hydraulic valves, hydraulic actuators and closed-loop control,” said Tobe Ehmann, Product Application Manager – Simulation, Moog Inc.

DIESEL HYDRAULIC CONTROL Innovator: Rexroth with assistance from Bosch Properties: Diesel Hydraulic Control (DHC) combines engine management with drive and working hydraulics control, thus reducing diesel fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent. Description: Working together with diesel engine specialists from Bosch, the world’s largest automotive supplier, Rexroth has developed a new control strategy, which retains the accustomed lively response of the travel drive and implements hydraulics even under diminished load response & lower engine speeds. Features: DHC continuously determines the demands of the travel drive and implements hydraulics. It uses this information to dynamically calculate the optimal operating points for the diesel engine and hydraulic components by means of the DHC system map; thus making it possible to operate the equipment at the accustomed dynamic response levels despite lower engine speeds, which, in turn, helps save fuel. prerna.sharma@infomedia18.in

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FLUID POWER INVESTMENTS

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SUSTAIN GROWTH With the Indian fluid power industry witnessing a surge due to growth in the domestic demand, investments are flowing in mainly for expansion of manufacturing capabilities. Detailing the major investments the industry has witnessed during the last few months… SUMEDHA MAHOREY & ARINDAM GHOSH

WIPRO INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEERING (WIE) Investment: $

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Project: Expanding the global hydraulics business by increasing the manufacturing capacity over the next three years. Description: The WIE division primarily sells hydraulics cylinders and truck hydraulics solutions. It has recently entered the aerospace and defence market with the order of hydraulic actuators from Spanish firm Compania Espanola De Siestemas Aeronauticos (Cesa), an arm of aerospace major EADS. To suffice the increasing demand, the company plans to extend its manufacturing capacity and start serial production towards the end of 2012.

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Project: In line with the growing market demand and going by its announcement of planning an investment of `2,500 crore between 2011 and 2013 in India, VK Viswanathan, MD, Bosch India, confirmed that the the state-of-the-art plant in Sanand, will be a greenfield project that will produce hydraulic drives and controls. The plant will be operational by the second quarter of 2012. He said, “There is a lot of potential for the hydraulics market in India because the automation, drives & control and many other electronic, mechanical & megatronics products need a lot of hydraulic technology & expertise. Clearly, the opportunities are enormous. But to meet the high precision and high technology requirements of this sector, we need to go one or two steps ahead. I am sure that the Indian as well as international companies, especially the German companies, will have a very strong presence in the hydraulics market in India.”

FESTO CONTROLS Investment: Undisclosed investment Location: Pune Project: The plant will manufacture pneumatic components and provide preassembled-engineered solutions, which will help the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators save a lot in terms of labour and time. In addition, it will make the operations much faster.

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Investment: ` crore (initial investment) Location: Chennai Project: This is one of the major investments in India’s hydraulics industry from Turkey and the company’s first manufacturing facility outside their base. The Turkish company has developed the plant in Chennai to built hydraulic telescopic cylinders. According to reports, the plant will begin with the production of 400 cylinders on a monthly basis. When the facility runs at its full potential, the plant is expected to achieve a turnover of `24-25 crore. The initial import content will be 70 per cent as it has to source steel tubes from Italy and South Korea. The company plans to offer quality products to customers with competitive pricing in the industry.

KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT INDIA (KCEI) Investment: Undisclosed Location: Sri City, Andhra Pradesh Project: Opening the plant in Sri City marks Kobelco’s first major step in India. The facility will produce hydraulic excavators. Further, the company plans to invest `100 crore over a period of the next few years. The new factory was started up in January, 2011 and is now in full operation. With high demand for construction machinery in India, the company manufactures 20-tonne class excavators noted for their low-fuel consumption. Owing to strong infrastructure construction, the demand for hydraulic excavators has been increasing year by year. Demand for excavators in 2010 was about 11,000 units, nearly the same as is the case in Japan. In 2015, the demand is anticipated to rise to 25,000 units.

EATON CORPORATION Investment: Undisclosed Location: Ranjangaon, Pune Project: An integrated test lab for hydraulic products Description: Reportedly, Eaton Corporation has set up an integrated test lab for its hydraulics products at Ranjangaon with an aim to conduct various tests and examinations for further quality improvement of the product and also develop products for future requirements. These tests are also expected to improve the performance levels of the company’s various hydraulic products and systems. The lab has 38,000 sqft of testing area. Eaton has been hugely successful in India, and the company has set a target of US$500 million in India by the end of 2015.

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Project: Gates offers complete fluid power solutions with fluid conveyance and power transmission. The company envisions India as a growth market and plans on investing vastly in India by expanding its production capacity and increasing its human resource base. The company will hire around 400-500 people to enhance manpower in line with the expansion plans in India. Gates Corp currently has 1,200 employees in the country. Gates have India’s most advanced and complete hose manufacturing facility at Lalru, near Chandigarh and state-of-the-art plant producing belts at Chennai. The company also has two other smaller plants in Pune and Faridabad. The Lalru plant mainly manufactures hoses, which are supplied to the company’s assembly unit in Faridabad. The company also plans to set up a new assembly unit in Lalru to meet the market demands. The plant has an installed capacity of 10 million metres/annum with currently 116 hydraulic & 138 industrial variants of hoses in production.

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OPINIONS & MORE

Interview ‘We can match any standards and compete at an international level’ Rajiv Amin, President, Indian Pump Manufacturers Association, and Chairman & MD, Garwin Engineering .......94 KIRLOSKAR BROTHERS: Demonstrating Technical Expertise & Risk Taking Abilities ...................96 ALTERNATE PUMPS & PARALLEL PUMPS: Bad Actors “Exposed” .............................................98 RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT: Moving Towards A Patenting Culture ........................................100 DEMAND TRENDS: Pillars Of Success .........................................................................................106 GREEN PUMPS & VALVES: A Move Towards Attaining Sustainability ...........................................110 TECHNOLOGY BREAKTHROUGHS: Imparting Reliability, Efficiency & Productivity .................114 NEW AGE EQUIPMENT: Pumping Ingredients For Success Through New Valves ......................118 PUMPS & VALVES INVESTMENTS: Riding On The Growth Wave ...............................................124 ECO-FRIENDLY CARS: Will Consumers Ride The Electric Vehicle Wave? .......................................126

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At least 2-3 foreign players have identified this opportunity and have set up their base in India. ITT Flygt AB, the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of submersible pumps, has already set up its manufacturing unit here. Also, another European pump manufacturer has set up its base in Baroda. EBARA too has set up its base in the country. Moreover, we are also expanding in terms of our manufacturing capacities.

CURRENT DEMAND TRENDS In the last 2-3 years, the pumps industry has witnessed around 2025 per cent growth, mainly due to upcoming projects. The other factors that are fuelling this growth include refinery projects, good monsoon and agriculture. However, since the last six months because of the slow growth in the world markets as well as the industrial sector, the industry is witnessing slight signs of recession. But this impact has been negligible as the pump industry in India is mostly dependent on the demand coming in from the domestic market.

EXPECTATIONS FROM THE GOVERNMENT The Bureau of Energy Efficiency

WE HAVE CAPABILITIES TO MATCH ANY STANDARDS AND COMPETE GLOBALLY

“We, as an association, wish to make India the best pump manufacturing hub in the world,” says, Rajiv Amin, President, Indian Pump Manufacturers Association, and Chairman & MD, Garwin Engineering, during a brief interaction with Sumedha Mahorey. Excerpts…

VIEWS ON THE PUMP INDUSTRY’S CHANGING DYNAMICS The pump market in India has witnessed robust growth. This has resulted in foreign players entering the Indian market and setting up their units mainly to cater to the local market along with exploring export

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opportunities. A major advantage that India offers is the well developed ancillary infrastructure for the pump industry. In addition, the country offers multiple advantages such as availability of cheap labour, power, etc. All these factors have helped us become one of the prominent players in the industry.

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has come up with the Star Labelling Programme. But, the standards that have been set by the Bureau do not realistically match the current needs of the industry. It is an impractical standard that has been set. We expect the Star Labelling Programme to be more rational and realistic, rather


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than being a cosmetic addition to our products.

INDIA’S POSITIONING ON THE GLOBAL PUMP MAP We are at par with other countries in the world as far as technological development is concerned. Take, for example, Kirloskar Brothers (KBL), which has come up with its own indigenously designed concrete body pumps. This is a clear indicator of India’s capability of designing and conducting research in the pumps business. Also, we have dedicated institutes such as Scientific and Industrial Testing And Research Centre (SITARC), Coimbatore; Electrical Research and Development Association (ERDA), Vadodara and Electronics and Quality Development Centre (EQDC), Gandhinagar that serve as accredited laboratories and also help with research and development (R&D) for the pumps industry. Today, on the technological front, we are at par with European and Chinese manufacturers. We have capabilities to match any standards and compete globally.

COMPETITION FROM FOREIGN PLAYERS At present, there are many Indian companies competing in the international market, which are

Energy efficiency can be achieved only if appropriate raw materials are used. If the manufacturers compromise on this, then it will have an adverse impact on a pump’s energy efficiency. Also, training the customer, insisting on the right installation technique are factors that play a major role in achieving energy efficiency. giving international players as well as multinational corporations (MNCs) tough competition. KBL, Kishor Pumps, CRI Pumps are some of the companies, which are doing really well in the international market. They

have been able to bag tenders despite stiff competition from European manufacturers.

COMPETITION FROM CHINESE PRODUCTS So far, Chinese players have not focussed on the Indian pump market. I have personally been to China almost 2-3 times and have visited some of the pump industries there. I found them mediocre in comparison to Indian manufacturers, especially in terms of the technology used. Chinese products are not even close to being a threat, at least to the pump industry.

YOUR EXPERIENCE & LEARNING IN THE LAST THREE DECADES I have been with the pump industry since the past 30 years and have also served as the President of the Indian Pump Manufacturers Association (IPMA) for two terms prior to this. The experience, so far, has been good, and at the same time, very challenging. However, we have successfully overcome all the major challenges, which arose due to the unorganised sector, by persistently maintaining the quality of the products manufactured by our members. In fact, IPMA members always emphasise on persistency in quality and maintaining the standards of quality of all the products manufactured. We, as an association, wish to make India the best pump manufacturing hub in the world.

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AT IPMA As President of IPMA, I look after issues, which are brought to notice by our members. We have to make representations from the pump manufacturers to the government, the Bureau of Indian Standards and Bureau of Energy Efficiency. Our main goal is to streamline the Bureau of Energy Efficiency’s guideline. As an association, we wish to make the Star Labelling Programme a major success by manufacturing energy-efficient

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PERSONAL My motivation To be the best in the industry is what drives me to improve and innovate every year. Exploring new markets and accepting new challenges keeps me going... Important points to be considered while signing a deal We normally enter into government tenders. I consider on time delivery by both the parties as an important factor in the agreement. Favourite writers I like reading autobiographies, management books and sometimes, fiction. Chetan Bhagat is very close to being my favourite.

pumps and saving a lot of energy for the industries that we cater to.

ACHIEVING ENERGY EFFICIENCY THE RIGHT WAY Energy efficiency can be achieved only if appropriate raw materials are used. If the manufacturers compromise on this, then it will have an adverse impact on a pump’s energy efficiency. Also, training the customer, insisting on the right installation technique and proper selection of pumps are factors that play a major role in achieving energy efficiency.

YOUR MESSAGE TO NEW ENTRANTS My advice to new entrants is that business should be done ethically. Today, only members of IPMA are doing business ethically in the Indian pumps market.

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TECHNICAL EXPERTISE & RISK TAKING ABILITIES It is the innovative and risk taking streak of companies that makes them true leaders in the test of times. Having remained undeterred in managing extreme situations, the global leader in pumping technology, Kirloskar Brothers, by virtue of their technical expertise, managed to commission India’s largest concrete volute pumps for 5X800 MW ultra mega power plant within the timeframe. This dream project was none other than the thermal power project of Coastal Gujarat Power (CGPL) at Mundra, Gujarat. Achieving milestones one after another, the company has been creating inspirational landmarks. Here’s the first hand information on the crucial project right from the procurement to commissioning…

hallenging the impossible and transforming it into a lucrative opportunity is what demarcates industry leaders from the rest. Mere determination, belief and constant pursuit to achieve the unconventional was the thought when the marketing team at Kirloskar Brothers (KBL) convinced the team of Tata Power at Mundra to use one of their most reliable products concrete

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volute pump. To its credit, the company has successfully managed to commission the world’s largest pumping station at the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Project. The recent commissioning of

India’s largest concrete volute pumps for condenser cooling water application for the thermal power project of Coastal Gujarat Power (CGPL) at Mundra, Gujarat, is yet another testimony of its true innovative capabilities.

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THAT’S HOW IT WAS INITIATED…

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It’s one of the largest CW Pump house in the world involving total flow of 630,000 m3/hr in single forebay.

It all started in the year 2006 when the marketing team at KBL approached the CGPL officials regarding this project. There were many strong global

Each unit consists of two sets of concrete volute pumps with a capacity of 17500 litres per second

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contenders vying for it. Commenting on the same, Dr Jagadish Kshirsagar, VP & Head – Corporate Research and Engineering, KBL, says, “We proposed to offer CGPL concrete volute pumps, which are known for their performance and reliability for more than two decades now. Having a track record of designing, constructing and commissioning more than 150 concrete volute pumps worldwide, the team KBL was once again charged up to take this project.” Delving in depth on the technical intricacies of these pumps, Dr Kshirsagar informs, “Concrete volute pumps are of special types whose casings need to be developed at site. The toughest part is the perfect alignment of the rotating assembly with the onsite concrete volute, which needs a high level of civil engineering accuracy. Every pump has its unique features and hence, has to be constructed differently. It has to be a gradual process of developing one pump at a time, which requires highly skilled labour.”

PROBLEMS STILL PERSISTED… Another challenge was the execution considering the magnitude of this project and its given time span. Talking about the same, Dr Kshirsagar explains,

It was extremely difficult to build 10 concrete volute pumps in five months. However, finally the concrete was laid as per the schedule and various parts started reaching the site. While the rest of the plant is yet to be completed, two pumps are well tested and have been successfully commissioned. Dr Jagadish Kshirsagar, VP & Head – Corporate Research and Engineering, KBL

“We had a series of pre-planning and designing seminars during the microplanning of the project to execute it as per the given timeframe.” It was agreed that in five months, the concrete would be laid. Recounting the ‘pressure-filled’ days, Dr Kshirsagar says, “It was extremely difficult to build 10 concrete volute pumps in five months. However, finally the

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concrete was laid as per the schedule and various parts started reaching the site. While the rest of the plant is yet to be completed, two pumps are well tested and have been successfully commissioned.”

CONTINUOUS LEARNING AT EVERY JUNCTURE Executing an order for 10 cooling water concrete volute pumps for this project, KBL demonstrated a very high speed of execution. All the 10 pumps will be installed at a single location, thereby making it the world’s largest condenser cooling water pumping system for a thermal power plant. The path to significant victory can never be smooth and requires everyone to take certain pathbreaking measures. KBL’s firm grit and determination has helped it successfully commission this huge project. The thought with which the KBL team went forward unanimously helped it emerge as a clear winner. Dr Kshirsagar elaborates on the crucial learning from this project, which include: High level of accuracy in designing the pump and all its parts Ensuring the zero-error fitment of all the components of pumps coming from various locations and assembled at site, which needs excellent co-ordination bewteen suppliers and vendors The success of the project does not only depend on the way the KBL team is synergised, but also the synergy among all the supply chain members. In short, this is an excellent example of teamwork of extended teams. prerna.sharma@infomedia18.in

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ALTERNATE PUMPS & PARALLEL PUMPS

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“EXPOSED” Malfunctioning pumps can hamper operations and disrupt the entire production process. Understanding the basic difference between alternate pumps & parallel pumps is key to resolving the undetermined issues surrounding the malfunctioning of pumps.

ome 20 years ago, I lived and travelled the Caribbean islands with my Puerto Rico-based pump rebuild facility. An old customer, a petrochemical plant, contacted me recently and asked me to return to look at some sick pumps. I thought I would see some of my old friends in the maintenance shop, but I was dismayed when I arrived at the engineering office. Everyone had changed. The people I knew had retired or left for some reason. However, the pumps had not changed although they had been painted a different colour. The cooling tower was different. And, they had installed a desalination plant for industrial water from the ocean. I recognised many of the pumps and seals I had installed 12 and 18 years ago. The plant totally had 870 pumps within the perimeter fence, of which about 200 pumps were from the same manufacturer in three different models – small, medium and large. With 200 mostly identical pumps, the shop mechanics were familiar with the rebuild procedures, including the specs on bearing and seal installation. The seals were ‘easy-to-install’ cartridge models in three sizes for the 38-mm, 48-mm and 65-mm pump shafts. Around 22 of these pumps were experiencing elevated maintenance. Two pumps suffered runaway maintenance with constant seal and bearing failures, which is why I was called.

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LEARNING FROM HISTORY We started the day in the company conference room. The plant engineer said that these ‘bad actors’ were critical to production. Thus, the pumps were installed side-by-side into the same suction and discharge piping system. We put the vibration statistics on the wall with a projector. The vibrations rose and fell over time in an erratic pattern. The technician’s report labelled most of the vibrations as ‘undetermined’.

‘Parallel pumps’ and ‘alternate pumps’ are two different devices or tools. Each has its application in the chemical process plant. The process engineer must know when, and how to use each tool. We looked at the maintenance history on the pumps. There were periods when the pumps would eat a couple of mechanical seals each week. These periods paralleled the high vibrations. Mysteriously, there were also times when the mechanical seals would run for months between failures. As we walked to the pumps, I asked, “Do you alternate these pumps?” The engineer said, “Yes. One pump of the

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pair always operates. When it fails, we send the power end to the shop and operate the other pump. We rotate again to the first pump when the second pump leaks.” I asked, “Do you ever run these two pumps together?” The engineer said, “Yes, when we get a big order from a customer, and when we ship to a sister plant.” I asked, “Are these alternating pumps or parallel pumps?” The engineer asked me, “What’s the difference?” There is a big difference! A century ago, Santayana, a philosopher, wrote, “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” We learned nothing from the energy crisis of the early 1970s, when the price of petrol doubled to 13 cents per litre. US President Jimmy Carter installed solar collecting panels on the roof of the White House and urged the masses to conserve energy. US President Ronald Reagan related conservation to deprivation saying, “It is un-capitalistic for Americans to suffer.” Reagan promptly removed the solar panels. Now, in 2011, we are still using petrol-powered cars as the price for fuel approaches US$1.50 per litre. We did not learn the lessons of history.


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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? I began my career in maintenance at a steel mill in Alabama. I distinctly remember my mentors and teachers. I also had mentors when I served in the Navy. I had mentors at the university and when I began my formal work career. About 25 years ago, many of the world’s great industrial companies did away with ‘mentoring’ as a teaching tool. The older workers were fired or pushed into early retirement. The young workers lost their mentors and teachers. Today, a young process engineer sees two pumps mounted side-by-side in a piping system. He cannot determine if the pumps are ‘parallel’ or ‘alternate’. He guesses wrong. With no mentor, the young engineer assumes he inherited a couple of ‘bad actor’ pumps. Two (or more) pumps mounted side-by-side with common suction and discharge pipe may be ‘parallel pumps’, or they may be ‘alternate pumps’. They appear similar, but they are not. Think of it this way. A jug of sweet tea appears similar to a jug of petrol. However, sweet tea and petrol are two different products for two different purposes. The two should not be confused. Likewise, a piping system for parallel pumps appears similar to a piping system for ‘alternating’ pumps. The two should not be confused. ‘Parallel pumps’ and ‘alternate pumps’ are two different devices or tools. Each has its application in the chemical process plant. The process engineer must know when, and how to use each tool. The two tools should not be confused. In simple terms, parallel pumps can operate together at the same time, or with operator training, they can operate independently in the piping system. Alternating pumps can only operate independently in the system, but not together at the same time. When alternating pumps run together at the same time, the pipe arrangement will stress both (or all) the pumps. The pumps will overheat, vibrate and suffer shaft deflection &

internal recirculation. The shaft seal and bearings will fail prematurely. The reliability engineer will perceive he has two ‘bad actor pumps’. The difference resides in the way the system curve mates with the pump curves. This is the lost or forgotten information. Around 40 years ago, an engineer would have developed his system curve first and mated it to the pump curve. This technique would show the engineer what the pump is doing. With no mentor or foundation, today’s reliability engineer starts with a vibration metre.

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UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM It is best to start with the system curve to analyse a pump problem. It is the resistance the pump must overcome. The next step is to impose the side-by-side pumps onto the system curve. In a ‘parallel pump system’, the system curve mates with the pump curves at best efficiency for both (or all) pumps running together. In an ‘alternating pump system’, the system curve mates with either pump ‘A’, or pump ‘B’ operating alone at best efficiency. Both (or all) pumps will be stressed, when pumps ‘A’ and ‘B’ operate together in an alternating system. The system throttles both (or all) the pumps. The pumps operate at the combined ‘X’ flow and head the intersection of the system curve with the pump curves. The system drags both the pumps away from their preferred operating zones. Both the pumps suffer mysterious vibrations, internal recirculation, shaft deflection and stress. It is akin to a traffic jam forming as five lanes of speeding cars try to squeeze onto a two-lane highway. These vibrations and stress produce runaway bearing & seal failures. The reliability engineer, with no mentor or history, mistakenly perceives the problems reside in the pumps. We returned to the plant conference room and the air conditioning. The high vibrations paralleled the periods of elevated production when both pumps ran together at the same time. The engineer said, “Larry, you solved the problem. Those are not parallel pumps. We have been operating alternate pumps together.” The engineer called his secretary and told her to contact me for a return visit. We said goodbye and I packed my stuff to leave. Larry Bachus is a maintenance practitioner and inventor based in Nashville, Tennessee, the US. The article was originally published in Flow Control magazine. E-mail: larry@bachusinc.com.

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RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

MOVING TOWARDS A PATENTING CULTURE

Multiple new products, design innovation and huge demand from the local market have placed the Indian pumps & valves business on an exponential growth curve year after year. Standing tall even in a progressively recessionary market, this industry has seen many giants entering world businesses, backed by latest technologies suited not only for the domestic, but also international markets. Analysing the research front of this industry as a business enabler… SUMEDHA MAHOREY t the heart of power, nuclear, food processing, chemical and the automobile industry lies a pump and a valve. Being an integral as well as a critical equipment for industries, which are the key drivers for the growth of the Indian economy, the Indian pumps & valves industry has been at the forefront in new design development to compete with international players as well as satisfy the variant demands of the local market. With conditions as bad as variable voltage in rural areas, increasing cost of key metals like steel; strong competition from Chinese as well as European players and duties & tax issues; pumps & valves manufacturers as well as the government have maintained a stand to manufacture some of the most cost & energy-efficient products that not

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only comply with the Indian field conditions but also cater to the variant demand from agriculture as well as global industrial users. But how has this become a reality?

ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS Stringent norms set by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency and continuous efforts in research, development and testing by institutes like Scientific and Industrial Testing and Research Centre (SITARC), Coimbatore, Electrical Research and Development Association (ERDA), Vadodara and Electronics and Quality Development Centre (EQDC), Gandhinagar, as accredited laboratories, have helped both, the academia as well as industrial manufacturers attain global recognition and tackle multiple issues with the help of new technologies and designs. Also, on part of the manufacturers

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– some of the prominent players being Kirloskar Brothers and Grundfos Pumps – initiatives for new design developments have been coming up at a rapid pace since the last decade. A conducive as well as organised approach to research & development has resulted into a very mature industry that today caters to multiple industrial sectors as well as agriculture and groundwater pump users. But the sector has its own issues and problems. Discussing the transfer of technology from the international market to Indian manufacturers, V Krishna Kumar, VP, SITARC; Past President, IPMA and GM – Marketing, Aquasub Engineering, highlights, “If we take into consideration the global pump industry, Indian pumps are looked at as high ‘volume’ products since a major demand in India is for domestic and agricultural pumps, which are high in


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volume. High in ‘value’ pumps are used only for industrial purposes. Today, only a few players are concentrating on the manufacturing of industrial pumps and the domination by agricultural pumps manufacturers on that front is not much. That is why, we are still importing pumps today.” When we talk about import, issues related to customs, taxes and duties also crop in. Even though the situation has been more or less streamlined due to the implementation of VAT, the process is complex and only one approach can solve it from the roots up – indigenous development and manufacturing of pumps & valves by Indian manufacturers. Adding a note on the threats of the products imported from the international markets, Kumar points out, “As of now, at least in the agricultural segment, Indian pumps are not facing any major threats due to imports. But, I think, the domestic pump industry may face some threat in the future from China.” Nonetheless, Indian manufacturers have brief advantages when it comes to domestic demands. The products of Indian origin have the ability to sustain the variable voltages experienced in rural areas. International players manufacture products, which can function only in a particular range. Products like these are not recommended for the Indian field conditions. Though foreign players can match up to the Indian requirements, the necessity of key elements, like copper and steel, would go up in the process, thereby affecting their cost margins. Affirming the same, Kumar says, “We generally assume that Chinese products would be much cheaper, but these products cannot function well in Indian field conditions. Also, if they decide on matching up to the requirements, their production costs will go up substantially. Thus, as of now, it is not that easy for Chinese products to enter the Indian market and compete with the Indian products.” While, in India, pumps are used

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even at 2,000 feet above sea level to draw water; in foreign countries, the demand is mostly related to industrial demands and not for purposes such as agriculture and groundwater consumption. Thus, the domestic market in India is not only huge, but has also found multiple applications. In line with this, the industry has been able to design and manufacture many variants for different regions and needs. Anurag Gupta, Deputy MD, Roto Pumps has a different take on this. Comparing the Indian pump industry to its global counterparts, Gupta asserts, “In my opinion, the progress of the Indian pumps industry is slow. It is underserved in terms of R&D, technology development, human resources & training, and to a very large extent, it has received no support from the government. Indian Pumps Manufacturing Association’s interactions or exchange with other pumps manufacturing associations’ the world over has remained very limited. There has been no encouragement towards R&D expenditure, infrastructure for latest technology adoption, industries and research agencies combined projects and support for the use of electronics in pumping applications.”

MOVING THE RIGHT WAY UP The industry has been facing its set of challenges as well as enjoying the benefits of huge demand from the local market. One thing that has remained constant with the industry is the need to innovate to tackle most of the issues. Elaborating on the same, Kumar articulates, “Innovation has been an ongoing process – be it in the manufacturing of industrial pumps or agricultural pumps. In India, with the popular demand rising from sectors such as power & nuclear, pumps designed for specific applications or industries are gaining momentum year on year. Similarly, with big agricultural projects being initiated, the demand for irrigation pumps has gone up. The

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only aspect that we are lacking now is innovation on the industrial front as we are facing major competition from international players.” Successfully dealing with this will help streamline the industrial pumps market in India. Suggesting measures for the same, Kumar says, “In Coimbatore, we have initiated memorandums of understanding between associations and engineering institutions to help generate the right kind of innovation or technology. We are also contemplating on taking up projects and giving it to these engineering colleges to develop specific solutions for the industry.” So, is the industry patenting these new design and technology developments that are being achieved by industry-academia collaborations? Kumar elaborates, “The registration of patents for new pumps is yet to start in India. But this trend will be seen in the coming years. Today, competition has picked up so much that until and unless we innovate, it is will be very difficult to survive or succeed.” Adding further, he says, “If a new product is made today, a similar type of product is launched in the market tomorrow. Thus, ultimately innovation becomes the order of the day. A company that innovates and manufacturers a new product will have to go in for patenting in the future to safeguard its position and uniqueness in the market. Without that, all the efforts taken to develop a new product will become meaningless.” With the Indian pumps & valves industry taking all possible measures to suffice the demand from the domestic market as well as survive the competition from international players, new product innovations and design development will be witnessed rapidly in the coming years. Also, with industry-academia collaborations and support from the government, the dream to make India a global manufacturing hub can be achieved by all sectors. sumedha.mahorey@infomedia18.in


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The Indian Government is taking strong initiatives towards developing better infrastructural facilities to help the pumps and valves industry thrive in the country. It has even allocated approximately $1 trillion for developing infrastructure in the 12th Five Year Plan. But apart from these, the demand from sectors such as power, oil & gas, irrigation and water management are steering the growth wheels of this industry. With such potent prospects in place, the pumps and valves industry certainly has a bright future. ARINDAM GHOSH

he growth of the Indian pumps and valves industry is dependent on the growth of sectors that have high demand for pumps and valves. According to reports, the total market for pumps and valves is approximately worth `12-14 billion and the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of the pump & valve industry would be between 15 and 17 per cent for the period 2011-2015. A recent research study by Frost & Sullivan, South Asia & Middle East, titled ‘The Pumps, Valves and Compressors Market in India and Opportunities for International Players’ states, “A stable economy, coupled

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with continued investments in core sectors, is expected to fuel the growth of the pumps, valves and compressors market in India. Banking on the ongoing infrastructure projects in power generation, building services, metals, cement, water & wastewater and oil & gas among other sectors, the total Indian market for this equipment is expected to grow at a much faster pace than that of the rest of the world.” Presently, the US, Europe and Japan are the leading countries that require pumps & valves for their growing industrial processes. “The trends that drive the pump industry are products that offer better lifecycle costs, offer scope for minimal replacement of parts and are energy efficient. The industrial pump market primarily demands high-quality products coupled with good consultation and service backup,”

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opines Vivek Norman, MD, Netzsch Technologies India.

MARKET TRENDS Along with awareness and demand for energy-efficient pumps and valves, another major trend that has caught up with the Indian industry is the rising awareness of automation in pumps & valves. This not only offers an easy & smooth start, but also ensures continuous running with least possible breakdowns while maintaining safety. “An apt example will be the health diagnostic solutions being provided by companies like ITT as part of their pump solutions. A data acquisition device is installed along with the pump, which gathers system information and feeds it into high-speed microprocessors (capable of sampling data and conducting analysis). The diagnostic results are then shared with the plant maintenance authorities, based on which planned maintenance


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activities are taken up. These devices have helped safeguard the pump against premature failure and have contributed to optimised efficiency of the entire system,” says the Frost and Sullivan report.

GROWTH BOOSTERS PUMPS Power generation Irrigation and water & wastewater Oil & gas — Upstream and downstream.

PRESENT SCENARIO IN INDIA Reports reveal that the pump industry in India is approximately worth `2,500 crore. There are 500 manufacturers in the market, which together produce 1.2 million pumps every year. Major players in this segment include Kirloskar Brothers (KBL), KSB Pumps, Grundfos India and CRI Pumps. According to sources in the pump industry, “In the last 2-3 years, the pumps industry has witnessed around 20-25 per cent growth, mainly due to the new upcoming projects. The other factors that are fuelling this growth include refinery projects, good monsoon and agriculture. However, since the last six months, because of the slow growth in the world markets as well as the industrial sector, the industry is witnessing slight signs of recession. But this impact has been negligible as the pump industry in India is mostly dependent on the demand coming in from the domestic market.” Most pump manufacturers in India operate in the unorganised sector as they are “niche-focussed and

VALVES Oil & gas — Upstream, midstream and downstream Power generation. Source: Frost & Sullivan

as unorganised sectors. According to various estimates, the country’s valve industry in the organised segment is valued at more than `900 crore, while the unorganised sector accounts for `500 crore. L&T and BHEL are the two major players functioning in the sector and together command nearly 50 per cent of the market. The unorganised sector has more than 1,000 companies manufacturing players for valves.

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There are huge opportunities for the pumps and valves industry, as the government has planned further investments in this industry on a five-year plan basis – a clear indicator The trends that drive the pump industry of healthy prospects are products that offer better lifecycle for the industry. costs, offer scope for minimal replacement “The industry of parts and are energy efficient. The industrial pump market primarily demands has tremendous high-quality products coupled with good consultation potential,” affirms and service backup. Norman. Huge Vivek Norman, MD, Netzsch Technologies India investments in dependent sectors manufacture products that cater to would drive the pumps & valves specific demands from the end user. industry. These sectors include: They are predominantly present in the Power and energy: In the forthcoming agricultural & domestic sectors, which 12th Five Year Plan (2012-2017), the are highly price competitive”, the Frost government is planning additional and Sullivan report adds. The Indian 1,00,000MW of power generation valve market, on the other hand, capacity. In the renewable energy space, exists in both, the organised as well the government has set a target of

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20,000MW of solar generating capacity by the end of the 13th Five Year Plan. Oil & gas: The Indian Government’s New Exploration and Licensing Policy (NELP) is a key factor for the entry of private onshore drilling contractors. Companies like GAIL, AGCL and GGCL are investing in high proportions to increase their pipeline infrastructure. Further, the refining capacity is expected to rise to 245 million tonne per annum (MTPA) by 2015 from the existing 153 MTPA, thereby giving the country a huge surplus refining capacity of close to 92 MTPA. Irrigation: Projects worth `70 billion are expected to be cleared in the next 34 years with the government’s increased focus on and support to this industry, says a study by Frost and Sullivan. Water management sector: The ever-increasing levels of water requirement due to a high rate of activities related to industrialisation and agricultural growth has fuelled the demand for pumps in this sector. Research reports say that as per the 11th Five Year Plan, more than `1,200 billion has been allocated for installing a proper management system, which includes improving capacities to provide urban water supply, developing better sewerage & sanitation and drainage & solid waste management facilities.

POTENT PROSPECTS Given the current potential where the government is hugely spending on developing the infrastructure network in the country, there is a huge scope for the pumps & valves industry to grow and flourish. This scenario is further going to act as a catalyst for more companies to come in and be a part of this industry, which would make the industry highly competitive in future. The 12th Five Year Plan under which the government has planned an investment of about $1 trillion towards infrastructure, makes the future of the industry highly promising. arindam.ghosh@infomedia18.in


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A MOVE TOWARDS ATTAINING SUSTAINABILITY Given the dire need to tackle the challenges posed by global warming and stricter laws & regulations on emissions expected to be implemented soon by the government, the Indian manufacturing industry is looking to adopt eco-friendly solutions in pumps & valves. This initiative would not only reduce the consumption of power and control costs; it would also reduce emissions levels and help conserve energy. ARINDAM GHOSH ver the decades, the Indian pumps & valves industry has witnessed a rise in demand for energyefficient pumps and valves, which reduce the consumption of power that, in turn, conserve energy and generate lower levels of emission, maintenance as well as operating costs. With an aim to leverage on the eco-friendly benefits that such pumps and valves offer, the government as well as industry players are devising ways & means to promote more energy-efficient systems. In future, equipment and machines powered by various forms of renewable energy are set to replace traditional equipment, which run on non-renewable energy. According to a recent report, “The concept of energy efficiency has caught up with

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the Indian end-user industry and it is increasingly looking to adopt solutions that can enable power savings. Motors, which are dominant prime movers of pumps, valves and compressors account for significant power consumption.”

ABUNDANT SCOPE… The sectors that are expected to offer a major thrust to the development of the Indian pumps and valves industry include water handling/ sewage treatment, oil & refineries and power. Additionally, these sectors offer manufacturers scope to develop energy-efficient solutions. The use of energy-efficient technologies in pumps & valves is slowly and steadily gaining prominence in the India. In the country’s agriculture sector, the pump sets used for irrigation and related activities generally operate at

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very poor efficiency levels. Here, the energy consumption is high mainly due to factors such as: Improper selection and installation Use of high-friction piping Lack of proper maintenance. Grundfos, global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology, claims that its highly efficient pump and motor technology can reduce an average pump’s energy consumption by up to 60 per cent. Pumps currently consume 10 per cent of global electricity. Additionally, KSB, a leading international supplier of pumps, valves & related systems, makes all its products from recyclable materials.

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given quantity of water can be reduced by about 20-30 per cent by replacing the inefficient pump set with a more efficient, right-sized pump set and installing low-friction foot valve & piping. To know the energy savings potential that can be achieved by replacing traditional pumps with energy-efficient pumps, a preliminary study was conducted by the Ministry of Power along with Bureau of Energy Efficiency. They initiated a pilot project in Mangalwedha circle, Solapur, Maharashtra, under which four agricultural feeders – Brahmapuri, Nandeshwar, Borale and Bhose – were identified. The feeders had 2,221 agriculture pumps of which about 1,685 pumps were unmetered. The report said, “During the energy audit study, it was observed that for most of the unmetered consumers, the connected horse power (HP) is much more than the sanctioned HP, which contributes to commercial losses for Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution (MSEDCL). These commercial losses can be avoided by installing energy meters and all agricultural consumers charged on the basis of actual energy consumption.” The overall consumption of the existing pump sets was around 15.6 million units (MU), whereas with energyefficient pump sets, the consumption went down to 9.4 MU, thereby leading to energy savings of 6.1 MU, the report added.

water management sector to prevent water wastage, theft and pilferage. Leading specialists in drive and control technologies, Rexroth, has introduced a new concept in load-holding and lowering valves to make mobile lifting equipment more energy efficient and easier to control. Engineered to replace traditional counterbalance valves in equipment such as cranes, Rexroth’s patent-pending Green Valve design allows the use of gravity to help lower a loaded or unloaded structure, and simultaneously provide increased stability and smoother start and stop of motion. In addition, Green Valve technology reduces pump flow to the boom when lowering, thereby making more flow available for faster execution of simultaneous movements and reducing machine cycle times for better overall performance. By reducing the energy demand on the diesel engine when lowering the boom, these new load-holding valves can provide significant fuel savings and thus help in meeting emission standards. State-of-the-art developments like the patented Netzsch iFD Stator technology are meant to directly address

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CONSERVATION opportunities in PUMPING SYSTEMS Ensure the availability of basic instruments in pumps like pressure gauges and flow meters Modify pumping systems and pump losses to minimise throttling Stop running multiple pumps. Instead, add an auto start for an online spare or add a booster pump in the problem area Repair seals and packing to minimise water loss due to dripping Increase fluid temperature differentials to reduce pumping rates in case of heat exchangers.

INITIATIVES TAKEN The need to attain lower levels of emission, maintenance and as well as operating costs had driven the Indian manufacturing industry to consider utilising innovative energy-efficient pumps & valves. Working on these lines, some of the major companies operating in this segment have developed environment-friendly pumps and valves for the industry. For instance, Kirloskar Brothers recently launched Tamper Proof Kinetic Air Valve for the

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the energy-efficient performance of the pump. Elaborating on the same, Vivek Norman, MD, Netzsch Technologies India, says, “This technology amounts to better efficiencies & significant power saving in PC pumps operations and result in better lifecycle costs.”

IMPACT OF RAW MATERIALS The fluctuating prices of raw materials, such as steel, copper and aluminum used in the manufacturing of pumps and valves, has a huge impact on the profit levels of the manufacturer. For instance, a rise in the raw material price will lead to increase in the cost of manufacturing. According to industry sources, energy efficiency can be achieved only if appropriate raw materials are used. If manufacturers compromise on this, then it will have an adverse impact on a pump’s energy efficiency. Also, training the customer, insisting on the right installation technique and proper selection of pumps are factors that play a major role in achieving energy efficiency. In India, the market is becoming highly competitive. Hence, for a manufacturer, providing quality products at a competitive price is big challenge, especially if there is an increase in the price of raw materials.

FUTURE IS GREEN According to the Frost and Sullivan report, the Indian market, after China, is slowly emerging as a hub for developing low-cost pumps and valves due to the high availability of low-cost labour as well as technically skilled workers. Keeping in mind the future, companies will need to manufacture and come up with more environmentfriendly products & solutions, which would gradually replace traditional pumps and valves in the Indian enduser industry. If these initiatives are taken, the future for the Indian pumps and valves industry is certainly going to be green!

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TECHNOLOGY BREAKTHROUGHS

IMPARTING RELIABILITY, EFFICIENCY & PRODUCTIVITY The recent technological advances in the pumps & valves segment have provided manufacturers innumerable opportunities in terms of enhancing their productivity & efficiency and thus, offering reliable products & services to their customers. While some of the recent breakthroughs have been in terms of design changes of products, some are completely unique technologies that are slated to change the future course of action. Here’s a snapshot of some of the promising technological innovations in the pumps & valves segment… PRERNA SHARMA

NON-INERTIVE FEEDBACK THERMOFLUIDIC ENGINE (NIFTE) INNOVATOR: Thermofluidics DESCRIPTION: The NIFTE technology and pumps are being developed by Dr Tom Smith and Dr Christos Markides, who have formed a company called Thermofluidics. NIFTE heat engines are described as being analogous to resistor-capacitor (RC) feedback electronic oscillators that do not depend on inductors to generate and sustain oscillations. By following similar design principles, researchers have developed NIFTEs that require only small amounts of thermal or viscous dissipation, and can therefore sustain large pressure amplitude oscillations with high efficiency. Furthermore, NIFTEs benefit from a high-power density. FEATURES: NIFTE pumps can be manufactured from low-cost materials, such as plastics and polymer foams, using low-cost production techniques, including injection moulding and extrusion. Moreover, only a small number of precision moving parts are required – typically just a pair of non-return valves. APPLICATIONS: Given their mechanical simplicity, low-energy consumption and potentially low purchase cost; NIFTE pumps could be applicable for a wide variety of tasks. These range from irrigation and pond pumps to central heating circulating pumps and power showers. Geothermal pumping is also an attractive application and there are industrial applications relating to hot water circulation and steam cleaning. So far, researchers have focussed on two applications – one commercial and the other philanthropic. The commercial application is a central heating circulation pump and the philanthropic application is an irrigation pump.

PUMP MONITORING UNIT INNOVATOR: KSB (UK) FEATURES: The monitoring unit continuously analyses the pump’s operating data and establishes its energy saving potential. The PumpDrive variable speed system matches pump output to actual demand and allows energy savings of up to 60 per cent.

REACTIVE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR PRIMARY SETTLEMENT TANK SLUDGE PUMPS INNOVATOR: ABB – Inverter Drive Systems (IDS) FEATURES: Reactive pump control for sludge pumps uses a diaphragm pump, a low-voltage AC variable-speed drive and a specially designed algorithm to achieve the exact flow control demanded by sludge pumps, thereby cutting pumping time by up to 90 per cent. Reactive pump control senses the viscosity of sludge using an internal algorithm. It starts pumping on an internally set delay time and stops pumping when the sludge viscosity drops to a predetermined value.

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TWIN-SCREW PUMP INNOVATOR: Flowserve Corp in partnership with Shell DESCRIPTION: The company has successfully completed the factory testing of a twin-screw pump, designed specifically for high-boost subsea multiphase pumping applications. The new pump design, a significant milestone in the development of multiphase pumping, is part of a larger deep-water subsea pumping system initiative and is focussed on heavy oil applications. FEATURES: The pump design has a nominal displacement of 90,000 barrels per day at the rated speed of 1,800rpm for this high-boost requirement. The final design conditions for the system are targeted at 3,000psi (207bar) boost pressure in multiphase service with a power in excess of 5MW and a water depth capability of 3,000m.

NEXTorr INNOVATOR: SAES Getters DESCRIPTION: It is a novel route to compact, high-performance pumping in UHV-XHV vacuum systems. The NEXTorr D 100-5 is a high-performance pump getter that combines non-evaporable getter (NEG) technology and ion-pump technology in a novel and unique design. FEATURES: It comes in a very compact package, about 20 times smaller and lighter than a sputter ion pump of similar performances. This allows a dramatic miniaturisation of the vacuum pumping group and a reduction of the equipment footprint, while ensuring excellent pumping performances. The NEXTorr is therefore an ideal solution in a broad range of HV-UHV applications where space and performances are key.

VALVE TERMINAL VTSA INNOVATOR: Festo DESCRIPTION: Festo has developed the valve terminal VTSA, which, along with vertical stacking modules, has the ability to activate cylinders with different pressures at higher speeds. FEATURES: This facilitates fast, precise and gentle plastics & metalworking manufacturing processes. High-quality products can now be produced at top speed, which improves profitability to a great extent. Zones of varying pressures are used to activate a number of clamps using the same force. The vertical stacking modules can be used to apply control pulses to individual clamps. The advanced VTSA technology also makes the changeover time shorter, as it can incorporate the fieldbus connection. This, in turn, reduces the amount of wiring required and, in conjunction with the Festo modular electrical terminal CPX, makes expanding to new applications quick and accurate.

DIGITAL VALVE CONTROLLERS INNOVATOR: Emerson DESCRIPTION: Emerson’s Fisher Fieldvue digital valve controllers with HART and Foundation Fieldbus communications can now be integrated into any process control system that supports FDT/DTM technology. Using the ValveLink DTM software, users can communicate with any Fieldvue controller to perform start-up, commissioning and diagnostic activities. FEATURES: The ValveLink software has been certified by the FDT Group for compliance with FDT standards. It has also been tested and certified for use with FDT-compliant host system manufacturers, including Honeywell, Invensys and Yokogawa. Performance and reliability are the foundation of this family of digital valve controllers. Their role is to maintain control valve performance, diagnose the assembly and enable predictive maintenance. APPLICATIONS: Built for extreme conditions, they have proved themselves by surviving difficult process environments in the refining, chemical, nuclear, oil & gas, power and pulp & paper industries. prerna.sharma@infomedia18.in

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P MPING INGREDIENTS FOR S CCESS THROUGH NEW VALVES With technology driving the development of new ideas for multiple operations and verticals, the global pumps & valves industry has seen the launch of hi-tech and innovative equipment in the past year. Profiling some of the most appreciated industrial equipment in this industry… SUMEDHA MAHOREY

APOLLO ELECTRIC LINEAR-ROD PUMPS WITH SOLAR AND LOW-AMP GRID POWER OPTIONS INNOVATOR: Blackhawk Technology Company FEATURES: Blackhawk has introduced two heavy-duty models to its line of Apollo Electric Linear-Rod Pumps – Apollo 101 HD, which pumps to 150ft or more (46m), and the Apollo 102 HD, which produces flow rates to 2.27gpm (8.6lpm). The pumps feature linear-rod pump (LRP) technology, which mean fewer moving parts and smoother operation that, in turn, ensure high efficiency at lower purchase and operating costs. The solar option includes solar panels to power the pump directly and high-capacity storage batteries for long-term operation, which make it suitable for remote locations that do not have electricity or pneumatic power. Running at 2.5amps, the power supply option converts the conventional grid 24volt/5amp AC power to DC during start up. The emission-free Apollo also can run dry without damage to the pump. Blackhawk is the only company to offer LRP positivedisplacement systems for landfill, petrochemical, slow-pumping, remediation and process-pumping applications.

WILO STRATOS PICO SMALL CIRCULATOR PUMP INNOVATOR: Wilo (UK) FEATURES: The circulator pump offers up to 90 per cent energy savings over similar uncontrolled pumps. The PICO has an average annual electricity consumption of 46.5 kWh. It also offers reliable starting and maximum convenience from its high starting torque & its inbuilt de-blocking software. It is simple to set up, does not take time to install and features a display with a consumption reading along with a thermal insulation shell as standard. Its compact design allows this little high efficiency pump to fit into any set up. Moreover, it comes with a clever new power connection mechanism.

TAMPER PROOF KINETIC AIR VALVE INNOVATOR: Kirloskar Brothers (KBL) FEATURES: Suitable for water, sewage and effluent application, the Tamper Proof Kinetic Air Valve, has a specially designed cowl that prevents unauthorised access to the large orifice ball. The use of non-clogging and self-sealing technology in the valve ensures trouble-free operation and enhanced life. The payback period of the valve against procurement cost is highly attractive. To cater to the specific requirement, KBL can custom-make these aesthetically designed valves in various pressure ratings using a wide range of materials.

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DN 600 CAST VALVES INNOVATOR: ARCA Regler FEATURES: These valves operate as anti-surge control valves for huge turbo compressors. They are used to start & stop the compressor in a controlled manner and to protect it in case of a breakdown. The DN 600 cast valves are available in pressure classes DIN/EN DN600 PN 16/25/40, plus DN 24� ANSI 150 und ANSI 300. Materials used are GP240GH/A216-WCB-216 or 1.4581/A351-CF8M as standard, with special materials on request. DN 600 valves are used in wastewater plants, steelworks, refineries and chemical plants.

SUPER HIGH HEAD DEWATERING PUMP INNOVATOR: Pumpex FEATURES: The P3001 pump has a robust design with a 9.4kW motor. It delivers over 80 metre of head and in combination with the low weight of 67kg, this pump provides easy handling without compromising on high performance and reliability. The pump P3001SH is made for the toughest applications at construction sites, in mines, for tunnelling jobs where easy handling, safety and reliability are crucial. The complete Pumpex dewatering pump range covers motor sizes from 0.48-56kW. A key feature of the pump range is the modular design, which provides unique easy service and maintenance.

INTELLIGENT CONTROL VALVE (ICV) PLATFORM INNOVATOR: Danfoss FEATURES: The Danfoss ICV is a flexible new valve platform that is smaller, lighter, less likely to leak, much easier & faster to service and offers a wider range of applications. The new valve is available in both, pilot operated and digital motorised versions for industrial refrigeration suction pressure, hot gas defrost, compressor liquid injection, or direct expansion with common refrigerants at pressures up to 725psig. The ICV is half the weight of iron valves with one-fourth the leak potential. Technicians are able to upgrade servo to motorised control without changing housing.

VHEM MANUALLY ACTUATED VALVES INNOVATOR: Festo FEATURES: The DFPB Quarter-Turn Actuator is used primarily in the process industry for swivel tasks (for e.g., to open and close pipelines or large process valves). Inside, the rack and pinion design concept provides for sturdy, highperformance technology, while, on the outside, special coatings and the use of top-quality materials ensure exceptionally easy cleaning. By using compressed air, the DFPB can be operated without electrical power and is thus suitable for safe use in potentially explosive atmospheres. The VHEM manually actuated valves consist of a single basic valve body to which a manual actuating element can be attached in accordance with actual requirements. A large selection of toggle levers, push buttons, hand levers and selector switches provides an ideal solution for every application – from mechanical sequence control to highly sensitive work piece inspection. The consistent design of the various actuating elements is striking. These are distinguished by a uniform, robust style and adjusted to the ergonomic needs of the user. sumedha.mahorey@infomedia18.in

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PUMPS & VALVES INVESTMENTS

RIDING ON THE GROWTH WAVE With multiple foreign entrants and major players from the domestic market vying for a piece of the India growth pie, the pumps & valves industry is witnessing robust growth since the last 2-3 years. Profiling some of the major investments the industry has witnessed during the past few months… SUMEDHA MAHOREY & ARINDAM GHOSH

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Investment: ` crore Place: Ranjangaon, Pune Description: As part of their expansion plans in India as well as in the other Asian regions, Germany-based valve manufacturer Samson Controls has established a manufacturing plant at Ranjangaon, Pune. The facility will develop and manufacture a wide range of valves. Reportedly, the company has shifted its base from Thane to Ranjangaon and has completely refurnished itself into a greenfield facility. It has been operational in India since 1991 and over 200 people have been employed in this plant. The Ranjangaon manufacturing facility is the company’s third plant, the other plants are located in Germany and China. Samson Controls, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Samson AG, manufactures globe control valves, conventional positioners; self operated pressure and temperature regulators.

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Investment: ` crore Place: Shapar industrial area, Rajkot, Gujarat Project: The company has acquired 30 acre of land near Shapar industrial area where the production of industrial pumps will start soon. In the initial stages, an investment of about `25 crore will be made in the project. The total project needs an approximate investment of `50 crore, which will be invested gradually. The company is a leader in terms of technology in the pump industry in the agriculture segment and now seek to focus on manufacturing industrial pumps. By starting industrial pump production by 2013, the company aims to get a 15-17 per cent market share in the overall pump industry. The company has also invested about `50 crore in submersible pipes and cable manufacturing.

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Investment: Around ` crore Place: Chakan and Vambori, Maharashtra Project: The company has invested in its India operations to expand existing facilities at Chakan and Vambori. The company plans to double its capacities by 2012. It plans to invest around `50 crore to expand its plant in Vambori and around `42 crore at its Pimpri plant. The India operations of the company satisfies a large part of global requirement for 100 mm submersible pumps, end suction water and process pumps (MEGA), SISA range of ANSI – gate, globe and check valves, pumps for power and industry segments – HG, CHTR, WKT, HGM and the new generation MULTITEC castings and finished components.

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Investment: ` crore (initial investment) Project: Manufacturing facility for small domestic pumps Place: Karumathampatti near Coimbatore Impact: In a move to further boost its presence and business operations in India, Kirloskar Brothers (KBL), India’s largest manufacturer and exporter of pumps & valves, inaugurated its new manufacturing plant at Karumathampatti to exclusively manufacture the small domestic range of pumps. This facility will further strengthen KBL’s distribution network in the fast growing market for the domestic pumps in the southern parts of India. With an initial investment of `10 crore, this facility is spread over six acres and has an installed capacity of 5,00,000 units. The plant, which is equipped with a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, will manufacture different models of domestic pumps. To start with, it will operate on a single shift and produce 2,50,000 pumps per annum before going on full throttle within a couple of years. This plant is expected to fetch a turnover of `150 crore in the next three years.

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characteristics will make EV usage a satisfying experience when compared to the internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. Further, in India, the rapid rise of fuel prices and the desire to be on par with the rest of the world in terms of emission would facilitate the growth of the EV market. For the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), EV offers a great opportunity, but also poses a threat, as the technology could change the contours of the industry and render large parts of the value chain created over the last decades worthless. This is particularly true for a country like India, where most of the ICE value chain was created after the mid-1990s. It is the interplay of these factors, as indicated in Figure 1, that


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premium for the technology that is clean and can mean energy independence. In the case of China and India, about 20 per cent of the customers would be willing to pay about 10 per cent more as premium. Range anxiety Respondents expect the range for EV for a single charge to be 4-6 times their average distance travelled, presumably to provide for exigencies and unexpected or non-routine travel. In India, 76 per cent of the total population surveyed would expect an EV to travel up to 320 km per charge before they would consider purchasing one. This indicates a gap in expectations versus current EV range capabilities in India. Fuel prices While fuel price increase may not be the only factor that drives customers to buy EV, it is a fact that they have a mental benchmark of 130-150 per cent of the current fuel prices that will make them reconsider EV. Nonetheless, it must be noted that the retail fuel prices are determined by the government policies and expectations of how much this can go up by will be influenced by what customers see as government influence. However, the important conclusion is that the tolerance of the customer to price increase is not high. However, the fuel price-related anxiety translating into demand for EV would be moderated by the other performance and price parameters.

ICE fuel efficiency Apart from pursuing alternate drivetrain technologies, OEMs are constantly improving the efficiency of conventional ICEs. Clearly, this is a factor that would impact the adoption of EV. The customers, at a certain level of fuel efficiency of ICE, may be willing to trade off the costs of the hydrocarbon fuels against the constraints of EV. In fact, OEMs may find the prospect of extending the life of ICEs interesting as this would mean using the ICE value chain for a greater period of time. The research based on Indian respondents indicates that if ICE cars were to deliver as much as 32 km per litre of fuel, almost 74 per cent of them were less likely to consider an EV. In addition, if ICE averaged 21 km per litre, 51 per cent of respondents in India were much less likely to consider an EV.

According to a research, the biggest barriers to EV adoption are mostly similar across the countries. They are: Battery charge time As per the research, around 49 per cent of Indian respondents require the charging time to be about two hours or less. Interestingly, India has the highest proportion of respondents saying that they would accept an eight-hour charging time. About 79 per cent of Indian customers felt charging at home was extremely important. It must be noted that it is not always true that cars are put away in covered parking lots where it is feasible to access 240V AC power. Expected purchase price after government incentives Around 77 per cent of the respondents from India expect an EV’s purchase A DRIVING EXPERIENCE TO price to be less than `4 lakh after REMEMBER government incentives. The A1, While the notion of EV is appealing compact hatch back, ICE models are in many ways, its mass adoption is priced lower and the entry level A2 expected to be gradual. There is a segment hatchbacks retail at comparable large section of the market, educated prices. This should perhaps not come and affluent, in the case of India that as a surprise as about 75 per cent of is willing to consider buying the EV. cars sold in India are hatchbacks and However, the actual buyers of EV with at somewhat the price point indicated the current generation of technology by the respondents. The acceptable would be in the region of 3-5 per cent purchase price varies between 20 per by 2020. This may vary marginally cent and 50 per cent of the annual from one market to another depending income of the early adopter on the cost of conventional fuel segment, except in the and government policies. This Government incentives and policies Technology advancements case of Europe, where the appears to be a small number. • Subsidies for adopting and • Battery technologies manufacturing clean technology • Composite material respondents are willing to To make EV a more • Emission standards. technology go as high as 75 per cent feasible option, significant • Smart grid. of the segment’s annual technology barriers would have income. to be overcome. This would Acceptable price premium give consumers the driving Electric Vehicle Adoption Determinants Clearly, the respondents experience that they want and expect the manufacturers or at a price point that would the government to deal with be close to that of the ICE Industry investment External factors additional development vehicle before EV are mass • New vehicles • Energy prices or manufacturing adopted. • Automotive R&D • Quality and availabiliy of grid • Electric technology R&D power costs. Overwhelmingly, • Charging infrastructure. • Initiatives towards energy independence. respondents disagreed with Courtesy: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu the notion of paying a India Figure 1: Electric vehicle adoption drivers

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FORTUNES & PR FITS For almost five decades, Voltas has equipped its customers with state-of-the-art material handling and warehouse management solutions. The recent joint venture with the global leader, KION Group, further substantiates its prominent position to cater to its customers with a line-up of best in class products & services in the years to come. Following manufacturing best practices, Voltas Material Handling is poised to play an exciting inning… PRERNA SHARMA n Indian household name, Voltas is more than just a consumer goods company. Notably so, its material handling division, Voltas Material Handling (VMHPL), now a separate entity, has found a place for itself in the global market. With a long cherished history of successful partnership and joint ventures (JVs), the company took a giant leap this year by forming a separate company with KION Group, a leading global manufacturer of material handling equipment. While this JV holds good for the company, the implementation of manufacturing best practices aim at enhancing workers’ comfort and eco-friendliness. These were the two underlying factors that could be gauged when you visit the VMHPL facility at Thane. This facility is a perfect culmination of both the worlds. It has state-of-the-art automation solutions along side a classic blend of traditional best practices. Catering to the needs of the materials handling market for over 45 years, VMHPL has a substantial market share in forklifts. With a modest beginning in 1964 as a licensee of Yale, the US, to manufacture and market diesel-driven forklift trucks (up to 3 tonne) and battery-operated trucks (up to 2.5 tonne), VMHPL has gained stature and expertise in serving the ever-growing needs of customers.

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With the JV in place, customers will be offered local expertise along with global technology and best products & services under the new brand name. Commenting on the significance of this JV, Satish Tambe, DGM – Manufacturing & Engineering, VMHPL, says, “The JV allows us to combine the best of the two worlds – Voltas’ established processes & understanding of local customer needs and KION’s expertise in material handling solutions. KION’s expertise in the material handling industry provides us with a leading edge to cater to the growing market needs. KION believes in promoting local brands and that is how Voltas will be able to sustain its present leadership position.”

MANUFACTURING BEST PRACTICES VMHPL has been imbibing worldclass manufacturing best practices. Here’s a line-up of some of the best practices implemented at VMHPL: Design Capabilities VMHPL has had technical tieups with some of the most reputed names in the field, such as Yale & Towne, Sumitomo Yale and Terex Inc. in the US & Boss Trucks in the UK. The knowledge and engineering expertise gained over the years is today used to meet unique customer needs. The design cell incorporates the most advanced CAD and solid modelling software that runs on

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high-powered workstations as well as the innovation and imagination of a talented design team. Emission Norms The company adheres to stringent emission norms. Affirming the same, Tambe says, “We emphasise on following stringent emission norms. For instance, as per government regulations, even if it is an off-road vehicle, it has to ensure that it is at Bharat stage III compliance level. All our vehicles are in compliance with this norm.” But this notion is not only restricted to the shop floor, it has percolated into its wide range of dealers spread across the country as well as in other parts of the world. Elaborating on the same, Tambe says, “VMHPL’s demanding standards are sustained through an excellent vendor base in Mumbai and other locations in India, as well as several global sourcing points in China, Europe and the US. The company makes an ongoing effort to maintain and grow vendor quality by way of vendor meets once in a year.” To create a healthy relationship with vendors, regular induction programmes are held to ensure that vendors have thorough knowledge and understanding of the innovative products & services. Safety First Safety is an integral part of material handling equipment. The company, through its best in class testing procedure, makes sure that no product


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gets delivered to its customers without a proper check. “We place huge emphasis on process as well as product safety. We have a shop floor safety committee and a centralised safety committee, which meets every quarter. In addition, there is participation from the management as well as a designated person from the workers,” Tambe adds. Meeting at regular intervals ensures that all the safety related issues get sorted out at the earliest. Additionally, safety audit is also performed by the third party. After the manufacturing process is complete, the lift truck is passed through a series of tests to ensure durability, strength, etc. For instance, to ensure the safety of operators, a drop test is performed on the overhead guard. From a height of 1.5m, a 45kg stone/wooden block is dropped to check if there is any visible crack or deformation. This is a dynamic test. To carry out a static test, tonnage capacity + a 2 tonne load is lifted to check if it gets deformed. This is how the company ensures product safety. Training VMHPL believes in the safe operation

of all its equipment to protect property and life. To ensure that operators follow safety norms, it provides two types of training: On-site training: Here, operation and maintenance training is provided at the customers’ premises to impart basic maintenance knowledge and safe operating techniques to personnel. Factory training: Here, advanced training in maintenance and troubleshooting is provided at the Voltas Technical Training Centre, Thane. Logistics best practices All the spares are stocked at a modern warehouse in Panvel, located 30km from Thane, from which spares requirements of the branches and customers are met in the shortest delivery time. All parts supplied by the company are thoroughly checked for quality to ensure that they conform to the requisite specifications or standards. Additionally, all critical and fast-moving spares are stocked at the branch offices, which ensures immediate customer backup.

EXHILARATING GROWTH PROSPECTS To meet the increasing demand for its products, VMHPL is expanding its capacity at the existing plant at Thane from 130 units to 150 units. In line with VMHPL’s multiple plant strategy, the facility at Pune is being developed to produce 150 units by March 2012. Talking about expansion plans, MM Shahane, EVP, VMHPL, says, “This plant will have a new Horizontal Machining Centre, state-of-the-art paint booth and dynamometer for testing. The ramp for testing gradeablity is already in place. The human resource for meeting the operations at the new plant has been achieved. The lean concept will be in place at the Pune plant for the optimisation of throughput.” He adds, “The standard models of diesel and battery forklifts up to 3,000kg capacity are being assembled at Pune since the past three months. The machining of transmission housings and assembly of transmission with engine, powertrain assembly with engine has begun. The material requirements are being met by

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Manufacturing best practices imple The company follows lean manufacturing practices. Earlier, it used to deploy batch production, but after implementing the single-piece flow method, the company was able to yield significant results. As a result, an entire forklift could be assembled in three hours. Depending on the production requirement, suitable manpower is deployed. There is no need for skilled manpower because the entire line is so precisely defined that it does not need any human intervention. This also aids in space utilisation. As far as the operational processes are concerned, the company has a state-of-the-art machine shop, forklift fabrication shop, one-piece flow assembly shop, CNC & conventional machining, CNC gas-cutting machines for plate cutting. It has adopted a conveyorised belt mechanism in its assembly line and has deployed state-of-the-art testing facilities to develop forklift that are at par with global standards. It has also implemented a test ramp with a tilting platform. The company has deployed Hanel Vertical Storage System for the inventory & retrieval of accurate parts. This way, it has been able to store materials utilising the vertical height. It is connected with SAP so that the material requirement gets listed the moment a query is generated. People motivation is a crucial factor. The company has been implementing various management practices, such as quality circle, to keep them motivated. vendors of the Thane plant. A new vendor base close to the new plant is also being developed.” On how VMHPL plans to further strengthen its market share, Shahane informs, “VMHPL is geared up to meet the future challenges and to capture the opportunities and market potential for the material handling equipment industry in India. We can offer high-tech equipment through our JV partner KION and have sufficient technical and financial resources.” He further adds, “The products will have better technology and reliability, which will be backed by excellent parts & service backup through VMHPL’s wide branch and distributor network. Supplier development is also one of the key initiatives that we have been focussing on. This strategy would help us effectively capture higher share of the Indian material handling equipment market.” With the vision to become the first choice for material handling equipment in India, VMHPL is poised to play an exciting inning to serve its customers with an innovative line-up of products & services. KION, as a new partner, will help VMHPL offer customers the much-needed solutions. prerna.sharma@infomedia18.in

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MEASURABLE IMPROVEMENTS INTO PRODUCTIVITY GAINS Innovation in the field of mobility technology has enabled significant improvement in mobile workforce management. Critical technology elements of a successful mobile deployment such as real-time data for decision support, instant remote worker communication and simple capture of asset and inventory data among others provide field sales and field service organisations with insights on how to achieve measurable improvement and productivity gains. ecent mobility technology advances have significantly improved the way mobile workforces are managed. Service level agreement compliance, worker duty of care and accuracy of service/ sales/asset records are some of the key investment drivers in mobile workforce solutions. The following are the critical technology elements to ensure successful mobility deployment: Real-time data for decision support Today, innovations in mobile workforce technology go beyond simple data capture and information retrieval in the field and on the road. The core benefits of class-leading solutions are enhanced efficiency & productivity, faster customer response times and a higher level of customer satisfaction. Improvements start with workforces equipped with mobile computers that provide instant access to each customer’s order history, service records and product service history, as well as

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inventory technical data and the ability to be directed to the next appointment or task without manual intervention. Having dependable wireless communication with sufficient speed and bandwidth brings the desktop to the mobile worker, thereby allowing them to access relevant systems in the field and troubleshoot via online databases. Providing these enhanced

Geo-fencing allows a service or sales-driven business to draw specific boundaries within a mapping application. Additionally, geo-fencing can be used to enhance worker safety. service levels conveys to the customer that the service or sales company is driving for excellence, which, in turn, builds trust for up-sell and cross-sell opportunities. In cases where network coverage is unavailable, robust operating platforms and sufficient storage capacity must be provided. It is crucial for workforce

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management application providers to offer a disconnected service for users to be able to continue to store, manage and retrieve information in case connectivity fails. Intelligent worker routing & alerting Intelligent routing is a business necessity to ensure that sales and service organisations are optimising their mobile assets and providing first-class customer service. Leveraging global positioning system (GPS) integration allows solution providers to identify the current location of a field worker, asset or vehicle; identify the closest technician or sales agent for an appointment; and factor in a worker’s current location when scheduling the next appointment. Also, current traffic conditions can be included in routing instructions to ensure the next appointment is reached as soon as possible. Location awareness naturally increases efficiency by reducing the ‘blind spots’ of dispatchers, workforce controllers and service centres.


levels are a cost to any An integral benefit of real-time communication business in terms of enabled by a mobile device is the ability of the tying up capital and field worker or agent to receive an approval potential depreciation. signature at the point of work and process the By recording accurate transaction in real time. This not only increases usage at the source, the ability to complete the up-sell or cross-sell including the usage opportunity, compared to call centre follow ups, of specific parts or but also confirms work completion in real-time. parts under warranty, inventory data can be enterprise mobile computers may have reported to ensure proper replenishment an integrated finger saddle for user and billing. This, in turn, leads to comfort and ergonomics. Combined accurate service or sales history and with a barcode scanner that is asset records. Organisations can meet positioned at an angle, this important both, service and profitability goals by product design optimises the wrist making it easy to track supplies going posture, and thus reduces fatigue & onto vehicles with fast & efficient stress, while enhancing the speed of barcode scanning, thereby providing data capture. the mobile workforce with what they High-quality imaging and video need to deliver service & sales, while Mobile computers that incorporate making sure payments are received on the latest in imaging technology allow time. field operatives to capture images of Mobile device reliability in the field products, assets, work sites or post-job Mobile computers deployed in remote site cleanup, thus providing proof of workforce management applications condition and environmental records. must be designed for years of Recording images of utility metres, dependability under harsh conditions. for example, can also provide proof of Enterprises using fit-for-purpose route coverage. In conjunction with rugged and semi-rugged devices wider captured data, high-quality benefit from the reliability offered images taken via an area imager or a in hot, cold & wet environments. camera provide a complete audit trail In addition, the downtime due to for analysis and performance reporting, damaged devices or dead batteries will in addition to proof of service for the be significantly reduced. These issues customer. are usually associated with deployments Many customers value the benefits of consumer-grade devices, which that arise from integrating image have become prevalent in some mobile capture into their mobile applications. workforce applications. Field-based workers make less mistakes When selecting a mobile computer with clear & intuitive instructions and for remote workforce applications, it the collective workforce saves precious is imperative that employees have full time by eliminating the need to switch battery life during their entire shift of 8 between software systems for image hours or more. The result: continuous capture. worker productivity and connectivity Video technology can be utilised for while reducing valuable minutes lost the ‘virtual experience’ and previously on changing batteries on the field. captured location video can be provided Ease of use through ergonomic to remote workers to enhance their design location awareness. This feature may A user-friendly form factor is critical to be especially useful in safety critical keep employees productive. Over time, environments where visual terrain lightweight, well-balanced devices that and asset knowledge is imperative to allow single-handed operation have complete a work order. emerged as leaders. Today’s portable

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Instant remote worker communication Duty of care is a primary concern of enterprise-class businesses, especially at the executive level, due to the prevalence of corporate manslaughter cases in lone worker situations in Europe. Instant communication at the press of a button is primarily a productivity and duty of care function. It is also a platform for time-dependent up-selling and cross-selling of offers to customers. For example, an extended warranty or additional product offer can be initiated from a control centre in one-to-one or one-to-many preset groups, through instant talk or instant message, as an offer becomes available. The result is an increase in revenue generation, if the customer commits to the additional product or service. Worker safety is a primary concern of professional organisations. To increase mobile worker security, instant communications; including talk and alert; eliminates the need for and cost of separate mobile phones and panic alert devices, as all these functions are unified in a single, pocketable in many cases, mobile computer. This convergence of technologies into one platform increases call speed, reduces cellular network costs (by using data rather than voice channels), and provides instant alerts with worker location confirmation in the event of a lone worker incident. Ensuring compliance with lone worker duty of care legislation and obligations, incidents can be recorded by an open voice channel if a panic button is pressed. Simple capture of asset and inventory data Two of the major benefits commonly cited for field mobility investments are improved real-time decisionmaking and improved inventory accuracy. Fast and efficient barcode data capture ensures inventory usage is recorded immediately at the source and that inventory replenishment can be tightly managed. High inventory

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Remote mobile device management Remote mobile device management provides IT administrators with a convenient system to manage all mobile computers within their network from any single remote location. Typically, it is a browser-based stand-alone solution that can be incorporated into any enterprise. Independent research indicates that the use of a mobile device management (MDM) solution can save an organisation over â‚Ź160 per device per year in support costs. For a 100 unit deployment, MDM translates into savings of over â‚Ź78,000 over a five-year period. Benefits that arise from the use of MDM include the following: A large percentage of helpdesk calls are related to device configuration issues. MDM allows configurations to be updated without on-site visits Deploy security patches and system updates remotely Product efficiency in the form of reduced lock-ups and reboots can be achieved by ensuring operators are using equipment properly Asset management can lead to significant savings by finding lost devices The diagnostic function allows issues to be resolved remotely and reduces helpdesk call volume and duration.

BENEFITS GALORE Whether in harsh environments, such as remote rural locations, or less hostile environments, such as homes and other in premise facilities, service and sales companies are facing common process improvement objectives. These include: Ensure on-time arrival and update field worker schedules in real-time Optimise worker assignment and asset uptime to achieve service level agreement compliance Perform more asset inspections and achieve regulatory compliance with existing resources Increase revenues through up-selling and cross-selling Reduce re-visits due to wrong inventory Obtain real-time performance data for continuous improvement Meet lone worker safety obligations Capture and store proof of location, attendance, identity and condition Capture and store proof of compliance, performance, service, safety and payment. Innovation in mobility technology has enabled significant improvement in mobile workforce management. It has provided field sales and field service organisations with insight on how to achieve measurable improvement and productivity gains. Shailesh Deshmukh, Country Manager, Honeywell Scanning & Mobility India

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ENERGY SECURITY IN SOUTH ASIA

NEED TO COLLABORATE, NOT COMPETE The looming energy crisis, coupled with the growing population, has put a lot of pressure on emerging South Asian economies. “But should this trend continue?” questions Dr Charles K Ebinger, Director, Energy Security Initiative and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Brookings University… Through his recent release on ‘Energy Security In South Asia’, a long-term advisor to South Asian governments, Dr Ebinger lays out the current energy picture with the solution to collaborate with the neighbouring countries to transform the current challenge into a longterm opportunity for growth. During his recent visit to India, he shares some startling facts on India’s impending energy problem in this interview with Prerna Sharma. YOUR PERCEPTION ON THE ENERGY SCENARIO IN SOUTH ASIA

With close to 35 years of experience in international and domestic energy markets (oil, gas, coal and nuclear) and the geopolitics of energy, Ebinger has a particular focus on the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, the Arctic and Antarctic. His expertise lies in domestic and international energy policy; the Middle East; South Asia; foreign assistance; Africa.

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Most South Asian countries have traditionally believed that their energy scarcity problems ought to be sorted through domestic resources. But with the economy growing at a rapid pace, achieving the same seems highly improbable. To eradicate the power problems of the region, South Asian countries need to find a leader among them. I think India is best positioned to take up the leadership responsibility as it is one of the fastest growing economies in the region. If I were the Prime Minister of India, I would convene a summit of my counterparts in Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka and would discuss & deliberate on the opportunities that are waiting to be


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tapped and chart out the future course of action to eradicate challenges in the path of energy prosperity. There is a dire need for regional energy cooperation, both within and outside the subcontinent. As stated earlier, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh all have an unrealised opportunity for generating income by exporting their vast hydropower resources to a power-starved India. In addition, Bangladesh and India are yet to come to agreements on gas trade and other vital bilateral energy projects. Outside the subcontinent, a plethora of pipelines have been proposed to quench the subcontinent’s thirst for fossil fuels. I would like to state a very interesting example of the Iran-Pakistan-India pipeline, Turkmenistan-AfghanistanPakistan-India pipeline, Oman-India subsea pipeline and the MyanmarBangladesh-India pipeline. All these projects offer promises for energy security. However, owing to political, economic and security obstacles, these countries have not been able to gain any tangible benefit.

IDEAL MODEL TO FOLLOW The Indian Government needs to get the pricing right. By this I mean that if you subsidise fuel, some states will get electricity, but there would not be any value attached to it because whatever comes for free or is subsidised, is taken for granted. I think that pricing reform in this regard is of extreme urgency. India needs to figure out a diversified fuel mix. It should not rely on a single resource for power requirements. This will ensure that the dependency on one fuel is eliminated. India currently imports oil, gas and coal. It should diversify the source of these imports. For instance, India currently depends on the Middle East for importing oil and the Middle East is facing a political turmoil. In such a scenario, if India diversifies its imports, it would not have to suffer the irregularities in supply as other resources would meet its immediate demands for oil.

The mantra should be to diversify plans for renewable energy generation, which includes 20 per cent of the imports and domestic mix as much as capacity by 2020. While the target is possible. India needs to price electricity seemingly difficult to achieve, it will at peak load higher than the base load have a huge impact on India’s energy so that people get into the habit of efficiency levels. conserving energy and start optimally utilising it. This will work in two ways. Firstly, energy will be PRESENT INVESTMENT Approximately, conserved and secondly, STATUS end consumers will be India has been happy as they will growing by leaps & in assume that they are bounds, but it has not is been able to attract saving money. India has already made a start in significant investments . needed by this regard. At the rural into the power level, the country is doing a great job sector so far. While there is immense by harnessing wind and solar power. scope for investment, the lack of Tamil Nadu today boasts of one of the private sector participation has been best renewable sources in the world. hampering fortunes of the power sector This is particularly important for in the country. India’s electricity grid remote villages. Another interesting is old and extremely inefficient and its example would be soap operas and transmission and distribution losses per their impact on the people of Egypt year average about 34 per cent nationally to save electricity. Soap operas became (a good electricity grid loses about six their inspiration to the extent that the per cent). In addition, before attracting consumption of electricity in Egypt big-bang investments into the sector, dropped by 12 per cent in two years. supply chain is a big deterrent that India needs to tackle. To some extent, red tapism is also one of the major ALTERNATIVE ENERGY MIX factors that keeps major private players There is no denying the fact that oil, away from investing in the sector. gas and coal are and will remain the major fuels for India in the coming decades. The government needs to PRICING REFORM ascertain its stance on carbon emission Till the government continues to norms and make sure that companies offer subsidies on energy products achieve the desired target to not only – petroleum products, natural gas and curb greenhouse gas emission, but also electricity – the energy landscape in aid in enhancing energy efficiency. This India is not going to change. Electricity takes us to an alternative energy source generation is also heavily subsidised for – nuclear energy. Till date, nuclear residential consumers and farmers. To energy is the only source of large-scale compensate for less electricity prices zero-carbon electricity much to the to residential consumers, industry disappointment of policy makers. The players need to pay a huge tariff to government has also made ambitious avail of electricity. This puts immense pressure on their operational costs. As India has nuclear reservoirs with a resort to this, many companies have a capacity of 5,000 MW. The built or are planning to develop their government has ambitious plans own captive power plants. This will to raise its capacity to 20,000MW not only result in large inefficiencies by 2020. But this is a high-cost in electricity consumption, but also alternative. India needs to focus on impact India’s competitiveness.

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low-cost alternatives before opting for such an alternative.

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DUTY DRAWBACK SCHEME

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The Finance Ministry had recently announced the broad contours of the new Duty Drawback Scheme that came into effect from October 1, 2011. While the exact item wise rates will be notified soon, the fact is that India Inc. will have to live with lower drawback rates. he government recently announced new rates for duty drawback or tax refunds on 4,000 export items for the current fiscal. This implies that exporters will now get a drawback on 4,000 items including those which are presently covered under the Duty Entitlement Passbook (DEPB) Scheme. While notifying the All Industry Rates of Duty Drawback for 2011-12, the Revenue Department said, “Most of the items, which are already covered under the duty drawback schedule, will suffer a minor reduction in the existing drawback rates.” The reduction is mainly on account of the reduction in basic Customs Duty on crude

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taken to classify them appropriately. According to industry sources, the reduction in refund rates amounts to withdrawal of the stimulus package given in 2008-09 after the global financial crisis. The government had spent `8,700 crore last year on DEPB refunds on various items in sectors like engineering, chemical, pharma, textile and marine products. Though exports have shown a remarkable performance, growing by 54.2 per cent between April-August 2011 to US$134.5 billion, there are concerns that the momentum may not be sustained in the wake Under the Duty Entitlement Pass Book (DEPB) of increasing economic problems in the US and Europe. petroleum as well as a reduction in Central Excise Duty on diesel, it added. The new duty drawback rates came into effect from October 1. The DEPB Scheme, which is popular among exporters and covers about 1,100 items, expired on September 30. The benefits to exporters of these items under the Duty Drawback Scheme are lower by 1-3 per cent in comparison to the DEPB Scheme. However, while incorporating these DEPB items in the duty drawback schedule, care has been

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The Drawback Rates Report, says, “New drawback rates could be worked out next year. We have a transitory rate, which is basically the old DEPB rate minus the ad hoc element capped at 5.5 per cent. In many cases, it is less than 5.5 per cent, in some cases, at 5.5 per cent for most products.” “For fixing the duty drawback rates, we require the exporters or the export promotion councils to coordinate with their members and provide detailed data. Those who have been using the Duty Drawback Scheme are familiar with the process and are able to respond to it in time, but those using DEPB found it difficult to do so as they had not done it in the past. Therefore, it took more time to figure out what we wanted. That is one of the reasons why it took so long to come up with rates for DEPB users,” he adds. Talking about the impact on the engineering sector, Chaudhari says, “In the engineering sector, some would consider a bigger reduction, while some would consider a small reduction. It depends to a great extent on what the ad hoc increase allowed for them was and what was the starting rate. So, in some cases, it will be a three per cent decline, while in some cases, it may be a two per cent decline.” Meanwhile, unveiling the new scheme, Finance Secretary RS Gujral made it clear that the Duty Drawback Scheme had taken into consideration the concerns of India Inc. “For passenger cars, there were a couple of companies, which had taken a brand rate. But now, that brand rate has been converted to the All Industry Rate. For the other auto sector, be it the two wheelers, the four wheelers or the commercial vehicles, the calculation was done based upon the DEPB rate and DEPB rate minus the ad hoc element. Since that was working out to be less than 5.5 per cent, we have retained it. Simultaneously, for the auto sector, the value caps have been removed, which would, in turn, help them significantly,” Gujral elaborates.

Talking of minor reduction in duty, he says, “For those migrating from the DEPB Scheme to the Duty Drawback Scheme, there is a slight reduction because one element was the ad hoc element; and that had to be discontinued. The second element was that if despite that, based upon the current Customs Duty, the DEPB rate would have been significantly lower, then we would have tried to cushion the impact and say that we will stick it to 5.5 per cent.”

INDUSTRY VOICES Sunil Khandelwal, CFO, Alok Industries, opines, “We are yet to get product wise details. Prima facie, there is a marginal reduction in the rates, but that should not be of much significance. This is because, when we deal in international markets, our customers factor in the incentives received. The very fact that incentives

• All items, which are currently covered under the DEPB Scheme, will migrate or transit to the Duty Drawback Scheme. There is a duty drawback scheme that is currently prevailing, but the rates of that new drawback scheme have been altered. New items have been added on. As a consequence, the industry gets some relief on some rates that they have to incur. That list will now be 4,000 items long. • The rates will effectively be from 3-5.5 per cent. But for certain items, including textiles and some other items, it will be even as high as 10 per cent. • The big take away for India Inc. is that there will be minor reduction in the duty drawback rates for most items. But that reduction has been capped at 10 per cent of the existing duty drawback rate.

have changed will be factored into our costing accordingly. We should be able to pass it on to the buyers.” Mahantesh Sabarad, Senior Analyst, Fortune Equity Brokers, says, “The new DEPB policy announcement is going to impact the two wheelers segment since

The government had spent `8,700 crore last year on DEPB refunds on various items in sectors like engineering, chemical, pharma, textile and marine products. Exports have shown a remarkable performance, growing by 54.2 per cent between April-August 2011 to US$134.5 billion. this segment was utilising DEPB as far as exports incentives were concerned. Earlier, the DEPB rate was nine per cent and now, it will be 5.5 per cent, which means that there will be earnings or profitability downgrade on stocks like Bajaj Auto and TVS Motors. However, it is important to see how the companies will react to this new rate. They have an opportunity to raise their export realisations by raising their prices, which would be a compensatory effect of that. Nevertheless, there will be a slight fall in their profitability on a year-on-year basis.”

THE TRANSITION PHASE The Finance Ministry has assured that while there will be a reduction in the entire list of items that are covered, that will be reviewed later and if there are changes that are required to be made, the government will be open to addressing the concerns of any sector. The new drawback rates could be worked out next year. Not only do they have to provide the calculations, they actually have to provide supporting data in the form of shipping bills & invoices and so on. They are simply not prepared for it this time around. Next time, they will probably be better prepared. Courtesy: www.moneycontrol.com

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COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION

DRAFTING A BLUEPRINT FOR ACTION In order to develop differentiated products and services that provide value to the customers at a faster pace and with limited R&D resources, manufacturing companies need to fundamentally change their existing approach to innovation. Companies have to look beyond internal R&D processes and be exible to collaborate with customers, suppliers and other external specialists.

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integrated chemical companies and specialty chemical manufacturers experienced a decline in revenue growth. Among the global industrial product manufacturers, gross margins have remained stagnant for industrial machinery and electronic component manufacturers at around 23 and 30 per cent, respectively, over the last decade; while it has steadily dropped for diversified manufacturers from 33.6 per cent in 1999 to 28.1 per cent in 2009. The gross margins of building materials and fixtures manufacturers stood at 27.2 per cent in 2009 as compared to 29.4 per cent in 1999. This downturn has undoubtedly prompted a renewed focus on the

PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS The recent research analysed the publicly available data of 213 chemical companies and 214 industrial product manufacturers. The analysis shows that the revenue compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of chemical companies dropped marginally from 12.7 per cent between 1999 and 2004 to 12.2 per cent between 2004 and 2009. An in depth analysis of the performance of chemical manufacturers reveals that

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importance of innovation in driving growth and boosting margins. It has catalysed innovation by forcing companies to think more carefully about their new product portfolios and the costs involved in developing innovative products and services. Over the last decade, companies have responded in different ways to drive results. Manufacturing companies, in particular, have focussed on three areas for growth: Mergers and acquisitions to achieve efficiencies and business synergies Geographic expansion in high-growth markets like China, India and Brazil to offset the slowdown in developed markets Innovation to develop new products and services based on market needs. In the current economic climate, however, innovation to achieve economically valuable propositions for customers has become increasingly difficult, and innovation spending has also declined. Will higher spending in research and development (R&D) be the panacea that results in innovative products and services? Not likely. In fact, prior research has shown that increased R&D spending as a percentage of sales rarely has a positive impact on corporate performance in terms of revenue growth, profitability and shareholder return. Research confirms a fundamentally different approach to innovation in the manufacturing sector

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nnovation has a very important place in the mind of every manufacturing company executive across different sectors. This is because it acts as a factor that differentiates the products of one company from another and thus gives companies an edge over their competitors. But the ‘innovation paradox’ continues to be an obstacle. The more manufacturers clamour for innovation, the less they seem able to achieve it. An earlier research had revealed that launching new products and services was considered the most important path to growth. Crucial elements like time to market and product innovation were placed at the bottom of the list. A recent research on the competitiveness of global manufacturing organisations indicates that while innovation has become a top priority for manufacturers, companies have failed to differentiate themselves through innovation.


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NEED FOR COLLABORATIVE INNOVATION Collaborative innovation is the process by which new products and service offerings are developed through collaboration, with single or multiple partners. It may include customers, suppliers, external individual innovators or university researchers sharing development and marketing responsibilities, as well as benefits and risks. Multiple challenges with current in-house R&D models – ranging from shrinking budgets to the lack of a clear business case – are suggesting that organisations embrace collaborative innovation. The cost of developing a new product has increased significantly over the last decade. But along with it has increased the risk of market failure due to intense competition, inadequately addressing the needs of customers and missing the targeted opportune launch period. Moreover, developing innovative products that create new markets altogether might also require pushing the frontiers across multiple scientific disciplines, beyond the current core capabilities of many organisations. Acquiring such resources or developing a product from scratch can require a significant investment of time & capital, which may not seem

Current in-house R&D models suffer from… Shrinking R&D budgets Significant capital needs for production facilities with long periods to break even - Long time-to-profitability is an inverse incentive Lack of commercially viable ideas given the challenges posed by: - Technical development barriers - Standards set by regulators Lack of a well-understood business case - Development costs are extremely high - Product costs are higher than what customers want to pay - Volume is unknown high occurrence of overproduction and underproduction …all of which are helping to drive organisations towards external collaborative innovation. justified. This implies that companies need to broaden their network in order to access technical ideas from multiple sources and bring on board partners who will be willing to share investment risks and benefits from such a partnership. Together, the partners should also gain insight into the value proposition of the intended product offerings.

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Marketing responsibility Who develops the various • Who will aspects of the offering(s)? develop the Who is responsible for marketing coordination? plan? How is the effort • Which coordinated? market How are decisions channels made when they affect will be development outcomes? employed? How much investment • Who will will be required for execute the development and how will marketing the cost be shared? plan?

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Excise exemptions for certain materials used in wind turbines is a welcome move to promote clean energy development.

The need for collaborative innovation has been echoed by executives across industries. One innovation executive from a specialty chemical manufacturer expressed similar sentiments, noting the importance of access to knowledge extending the length of the value chain, from both industrial and academic sources, particularly for products that rely on interdisciplinary development.

ASSOCIATED BENEFITS Embracing collaborative innovation brings with it potential benefits: Customers and external innovators can provide ideas for new products and services with mutually beneficial partnerships Market risks can be reduced by involving customers in co-creation and development Suppliers can provide specific skill sets and knowledge Fixed costs of internal development can be converted to variable costs through risk-sharing partnerships Time to market can be reduced Companies can obtain access to new markets.

TIME TO STOP THINKING AND GET GOING To convert innovative ideas and technologies into successful new products, manufacturing companies need to build a strong network of collaborators and develop a formal process of engaging with them. This competence will be difficult for competitors to imitate and will offer manufacturing companies a competitive advantage. Collaborative innovation has the potential to become a true differentiator for high-performing manufacturing companies in the intensely competitive current business environment. Whether to pursue it or not is not the question manufacturers need to ponder over. The real question is, ‘How can we pursue it and when can we get started?’ Courtesy: Deloitte Development LLC

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Selection of valves is one of the most important decisions made during the process involving the creation, maintenance and repair of a system. In order to have a perfectly working system, the components have to be perfect, or else, the overall quality of the system would be compromised.

KIMBERLEY D’MELLO A valve is an essential component that has applications in a variety of segments such as industrial, commercial and residential. They are used in plumbing systems and safety devices among other applications. Valves control the flow of liquids, liquidised solids, gases and slurries by partially obstructing the passage and permitting them to pass through only when required. There are several kinds of valves available in the market such as industrial valves, hydraulic valves, ball valves, check valves and expansion valves. A valve has to be selected depending on its usage in that particular segment. Here are some tips to ensure that you have made the right choice:

Viscosity plays a crucial role when selecting an industrial valve. If you use a valve that cannot handle viscous matter, leakages are most likely to occur. Moreover, high-pressure gases would be difficult to seal. Furthermore, there are also some gases like methane and hydrogen that could ignite at the slightest exposure to other gases and liquids. Choose an industrial valve that has been approved and certified, and meets the current standard codes. You should also check that the supplier of the valve is a pleasure to make business with, or risk having your supplies delayed and your customers angered. Hydraulic valves are very important as they ensure that machines function properly. These valves make sure that there is correct supply, transfer and control of hydraulic fluids – factors that are crucial for the machine to function properly. Hydraulic valves have several parts and it is important to select reliable suppliers with proven durability to make sure that the parts will last. The price of the parts will also influence your decision. But if you are looking at long-term gains, consider quality first to avoid maintenance problems and frequency of repairs. Important factors like the working pressure of the fluid that the ball valve will come in contact with, temperature range that will flow through the ball valve and the type & volume of fluid should be considered when selecting a ball valve. This will ensure that the machine will be around for years to come.

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You should also consider the cost of the valve, which is associated with the valve size and its material composition. The brand of the valve is also an associated factor with the valve cost.

Before buying a check valve, it is advisable to first know the various types and the common applications check valves are used for. This will give you a clear understanding of what you really need and what type will be most appropriate to use.

There are many types of non-return valves available and it can sometimes be difficult to select and decide on which one to go for. There are exceptions, but to simplify the selection process, it may be advisable to identify certain check valve types with specific manufacturers. Initially, you can ask the dealer for the best brands and manufacturers or you can do some research on the Internet.

When selecting expansion valves, make sure that you are getting the top most quality expansion valve. This is because an insufficient and defective valve may cause safety issues for the people or workers in the manufacturing plant.

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PNEUMATIC LIFTS

rodaid Engineers have developed pneumatic lifts of 100 kgs capacity with discharging height of up to 3 metres. These lifts are ideal for applications in machines with higher loading position from ground level, such as broaching machine, hopper of FFP, etc. This avoids unsafe operation of manually carrying the materials on the stepped platform. The arrangement consists of pneumatic cylinder operating a cantilever platform of size 500 mm x 1000 mm to carry the materials up/ down from 800 mm level to 3 metres level. Optional facility, such as enclosures, sliding doors, remote control for auto operation can also be offered. To operate, these systems require only compressed air, minimum at 4 bar pressure.

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Prodaid Engineers (P) Ltd - Bengaluru - Karnataka Tel: 080-6534 5363, Fax: 080-2837 4961 Email: prodaid@vsnl.net, Website: www.prodaid.com



PLASTIC ENGINEERING COMPONENTS

and Composites produces engineering thermoplastics components, for various applications with wide range of materials. All plastic components are known for their excellent properties of tensile and flexible strength, dimensional stability and aesthetics. The plastic engineering components can also be customised as per clients’ specifications.

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CONSUMABLES

ypertherm has launched a new range of Centricut consumables for Kaliburn Spirit plasma cutting systems that last at least twice as long as the OEM consumables. Testing shows the life expectancy of the consumables increases by two to three times when cutting at 275 A, and below, and increases more than 50 per cent when cutting at 400 A. In addition to lasting longer, the consumables deliver better and more consistent cut quality, resulting in the need for less secondary work. The life and performance improvements are the result of advanced Hypertherm technology. SilverLine electrodes contain a solid silver front so they wear more slowly CoolFlow nozzles have an angled O-ring, deep cooling contours and thicker walls to extend the working life swirl ring is made with lava instead of ceramic, making it more robust and economical. The Centricut brand consumables are available for all Kaliburn Spirit and ProLine systems.

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Hypertherm (S) Pte Ltd - Singapore Tel: +65-68412489, Fax: +65-68412490 Email: technology.hypertherm@hypertherm.com Website: www.hypertherm.com



NEUTRAL LINKS

lmex has developed a range of neutral links for termination of neutral and ground wires on bus bar. These neutral links (type KNL4, KNL16 and KNL35) are suitable for termination of rated conductor size 6, 16 & 35 sqmm respectively. Conductor clamping is by screw-clamp mechanism in all these three types of links. The neutral links basically comprise of four parts, ie, terminal clamp, contact holding piece, terminal screw and the insulation housing made of Polyamide 6.6. These neutral links are mounted on the bus bar. Bus bars needed for termination are available in stranded length of 1 meter, which can be cut to the required length at the customer end. Further, bus bars are available in rectangular cross sections of 10 x 3 sqmm as well as square cross sections of 6 x 6 sqmm and both of these sections are common for the use with all three types of links.

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Econix Hi-Tech Components Ltd - Vadodara - Gujarat Tel: 0265-2642021, Fax: 0265-2638648, Mob: 09327345777 Email: india_sales@elmex.net, Website: www.elmex.net



PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLERS

essung Systems has launched programmable logic controllers (model NX7) that are automation systems used in infrastructure, machinery automation, water management and other utility sectors. This new exclusive range of PLCs is equipped with latest state-of-the-art product that has a combination of PC & PLC. The PLCs consist of user defined web pages, extremely fast I/O update, IEC 61131-3 compliant, various field-bus options (Profibus/Modbus),hot swappable I/O modules, redundancy features, support up to 32 expansion racks, worldclass product with international standard (CE/RoHS),enhanced diagnosis, designed for easy installation & maintenance, flexible architecture, wide I/O and special modules. They also include some new user-friendly features in mechanical structure like diagnostic LCD on each module, special diagnostic push button for field diagnostics, dynamically updated diagnostic Web pages, huge memory for data storage, application event logging, remote monitoring, hot plugging of all modules and road map towards hot-standby redundancy. The PLCs’ innovative design facilitates their usage in various applications, such as infrastructure, machinery automation, water management and utility sectors.

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Messung Systems Pvt Ltd - Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020-2710 2000, Fax: 020-2710 2100, Mob: 09890984395 Email: corpgroup@messung.com Website: www.messung.com


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COLOUR IMAGING SCANNERS

oneywell has announced the launch of the Xenon 1900 handheld colour imaging scanners, the industry’s first hand-held area-imaging scanners with colour-imaging capabilities. These colour scanners allow users to capture colour images and scan high-contrast colour bar codes that were previously unreadable, while retaining Xenon’s best-in-class scanning performance on black and white bar codes. A significant advantage of the Xenon 1900 colour scanner is its ability to read colour bar codes, such as a red bar code on a white background. Customers using the Xenon 1900 colour scanners will also eliminate the need for multiple image capture and storage devices, minimising the risks of compromised data, privacy violations and related costs. The Xenon 1900 colour, also available as the cordless Xenon 1902 colour, utilises Adaptus imaging technology 6.0 and Honeywell’s ColorFusion technology to enable vastly superior reading performance on hard-to-read bar codes, including those on mobile device screens.

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machines have been designed to achieve maximum space utilisation on container terminals, thanks to the outstanding maneuverability, superior handling speeds and unrestricted stacking capabilities, in an all-in-one package. The series is available with a modern clean-running diesel engine, standard oil-immersed brakes, robust drive-axle and advanced auto-shift transmission, which all combine to maintain maximum productivity and reliability during operation in demanding applications. It delivers outstanding flexibility for container handling applications. Features include: engine & transmission protection systems as well as oil-immersed brakes to ensure reliable operation; Vista cab provides optimum container visibility in varying operating conditions; efficient hydraulic system with functions like power-in-demand & twospeed lift delivers excellent lifting speeds; increased capacity handling thanks to models available with stabilisers & increased wheelbase; and strong & sturdy frame and boom construction to carry out high capacity handling operation. TIL Ltd - Kolkata - West Bangal Tel: 033-2553 1352, Fax: 033-2553 2546 Email: tilkmt@tilindia.com, Website: www.tilindia.in



TRIPOD ROBOTS

esto in conjunction with machine builder, IFC Intelligent Feeding Components, has made production process variability and shorter set-up times possible for Tyco Electronics. The Festo tripod robots have created instantaneous re-calibration of workpiece types a reality at the press of a button. These robots manage production with an IFC flexfeeder system that feeds components through the production process. This simple integration, including the resulting new possibilities for instant process variability, is a practical example of the company’s vision moving towards process automation and integration. In line with this vision, Festo has developed a simple control system for the tripod robots that allows easy parameterisation and configuration of new variants programmed using the teach-in function. The system only requires data input for positions, sequences and settings to be entered via the Festo front end display (FED). These inputs can then be recalled at will to initiate a different process sequence.

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Festo AG & Co KG - Ostfildern-Scharnh - Germany Tel: +49-711-3474032, Fax: +49-711-347544032 Email: haug@festo.com, Website: www.festo.com



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ELECTRONIC SAFETY SENSORS chmersal India offers RSS-36 electronic safety sensors, the next step in the continued development of the safety sensor technology. As these safety sensors are equipped with the RFID technology, different variants, each with different coding possibilities, can be produced. The sensors also feature all wellknown advantages of the CSS technology. In addition to that, different variants are available, which differ from each other by their coding. A second version only accepts the target, which was taught during the first start-up. In the third version, the teach-in process can be repeated any number of


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number of times. In this way, users can choose the best suitable coding variant, thus determining the level of the tampering protection as well. The new series is characterised by universal mounting possibilities. Optionally, an integrated magnetic latching is available, which enables using the sensor as end stop when fitted on smaller safety guards. The high switching distance provides for additional degrees of freedom for the sensor and actuator assembly.

Schmersal India Pvt Ltd - Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020-2674 1000, Fax: 020-2674 1001, Mob: 09595457878 Email: mailto:vghuli@schmersal.com



DIGITAL FIBREOPTIC SENSORS

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eyence Singapore offers digital fibreoptic sensors. In addition to its MEGA power, the FS-N Series (FS-neo) introduces unprecedented setup ease with one click operation. Salient features include: newly released water-resistant fi bre sensor amplifiers; IP66 standard; complete setup with just one click (new); automatic maintenance (new); high power reduces labour hours; world’s most powerful beam: 250x conventional model; world’s most accurate: detects wire as small as ø0.6 um; and world’s highest ambient-light resistance: 30,000 lux (claims the company).

Keyence Singapore Pte Ltd - Lobby G - Singapore Tel: +65-63921011, Fax: +65-63925055 Email: info@keyence.com.sg, Website: www.keyence.com.sg

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lscint Automation has developed special vibratory bowl feeders for feeding of sintered parts. There were a total of TY three parts which to be fed through a single bowl U A L Ineeded feeder. Two of the parts were having a collar with the weight A P P R O V Etowards D the bottom, making them easy to orient but the third and the O most critical component was a tube type component, which needed standing orientation but the weight was towards the top side, thus making it very difficult to orient. However, Elscint fulfi lled this requirement and even arranged commissioning of the equipment at the customer’s place, proving all the three parts on the customer’s press. Along with the bowl feeder, Elscint provided a cubical stand, gravity chute, noise enclosure, Elsinthane coating for the bowl and a level controller for indication once the quantity of components in the bowl goes down. A speed of 100 pieces per minute was achieved for all these three components with very nominal and easy changeover tooling.

Elscint Automation - Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020-2712 2059, Fax: 020-2712 2994, Mob: 09923040210 Email: sales@elscintautomation.com Website: www.elscintautomation.com An ISO 9001 Certified Company

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PNEUMATIC VIBRATORS

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an Air Tools manufactures and offers turbine-type pneumatic vibrators (model TV-7200) developed for material handling. These vibrators can operate in any position. These are used to facilitate parts feeding in trays in the automotive industry, supply hoppers and chutes of chemicals and plastics production and in packing lines. These are also used in screening, separating and sizing of fi ne and coarse powdered materials. In short, dislodge stubborn materials from hoppers or trays. Normal working pressure is 6 kg/cm².

San Air Tools - Thane - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2534 1981, Fax: 022-2534 2692, Mob: 09819747122 Email: sanairtools@vsnl.net, Website: www.sanairtools.com



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ilgear Towler Polyhydron manufactures and offers hydraulic cylinders that have nominal pressure of 63 bar. The selection of bore and rod diameter is as per ISO:3320. Non-standard bore and rod diameters are also available against special request. Features include: tie-rod construction; adjustable cushioning on request; unit dimensions vary; bolted/welded designs available on request; synthetic seals for low friction & long seal life; and medium carbon chrome plated rod for higher strength protection from rust & longer seal life.

Oilgear Towler Polyhydron Pvt Ltd - Belgaum - Karnataka Tel: 0831-244 1073, Fax: 0831-2441610 Email: sales@oilgear.co.in, Website: www.oilgear.co.in



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ompact hydrostatic variable speed drives offered by Khoday Hydraulics are manufactured by Var-spe of Italy. The hydrostatic operation is a combination of a hydraulic pump and a motor, which provides a high starting torque at 0 RPM, ideal for frequent start-stop cycles while getting away from peak current required by an electric motor at start. Built-in torque limiting valve, either preset or adjustable, helps preventing mechanical damage in case of accidental and sudden stops. Precision variators are available from 0.25 to 22 kW in many sizes. Drives are available with/without the standard electric motor. There are three different output speed range, available according to the different HP input to the variator, with the standard input speed of the electric motor at 1450 RPM, at all times. High starting torques are equal to 2 to 3 times nominal, for frequent starts or reversals and continuous work at low speeds, even under load, with even high torques than nominal. These are ideal drives, for bad conditions like, vibrations or aggressive or dangerous or poorly ventilated environments. Th ey are suitable for ambient conditions, which require water or dustproof construction. Constant low-speed with continuous duty is possible.

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Khoday Hydraulics - Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2414 0707, Fax: 022-2414 5266 Email: khoday@vsnl.net, Website: www.khoday.com



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ce Automation Engineers manufactures and offers hydrostatic pressure testing machines that are used for testing hydrostatic pressure or burst strength of condenser coils for air conditioners, pipes, pressure vessels, LPG cylinders, fi re extinguishers, hydraulic hoses and heat exchangers. These efficient and economical machines are designed such that they are easy to operate and maintain. With a test pressure range of 40 to 1300 kgf/sqcm, these custom-made hydrostatic pressure testing machines are available in two designs, namely hydro-pneumatic operation for testing small containers/testing in hazardous areas; and electrically assisted hydro-pneumatic operation for testing containers of large volume. Special features include: rugged pumps used in the machines; low-cost motorised pumps are used; to maintain constant pressure the pump used automatically compensate for leakage; ideally suited for operation in hazardous areas; and simple construction of pump for easy maintenance.

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



HYDRAULIC HAND PUMPS

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he HP-5012 and H-5016 series of Hydropack India’s hydraulic hand pumps are widely known for their rugged construction. These hand pumps deliver high volume at low pressure and low volume at high-pressure helps in minimizing working time. They are provided with automatic unloading section of the pumps to minimise manual effect. These hand pumps are used to operate hydraulic jacks, workshop presses, small rubber moulding presses & also serve as a standby unit for many hydraulic equipment with servo system 68 or equivalent hydraulic media. The pumps are ideal when lightweight and portability are importance. These are low cost pumps and can be used up to 700 kg/cm² working pressure. Features include: 2 models; hardened & ground piston; renewable delivery, relief & release valve parts; integral relief & release valves; collapsible hand lever for compact size to meet individual needs; lowest handle effort; lightweight & easy to carry; easy to use/built to last; 1/4” BSP outlet ports; and maximum versatility.

Hydropack (India) Pvt Ltd - Belgaum - Karnataka Tel: 0831-2442559, Fax: 0831-2442658 Email: snd@hydropackindia.com, Website: www.hydropackindia.com



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impletec Automatics manufactures and offers pneumatic quench presses that are suitable for small components with manual loading/unloading having all the standard features. Data acquisition systems and manipulators for automatic loading and unloading of components are offered as optional accessories.


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These pneumatic quench presses are robustly constructed at the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing unit and are highly durable and reliable. Further, the presses are also available with various optional accessories as per customers’ requirements.

Simpletec Automatics Pvt Ltd - Kolkata - West Bangal Tel: 033-2577 6438, Fax: 033-2556 8905, Mob: 09903030366 Email: simpletec@vsnl.net, Website: www.simpletecautomatics.com



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Santec Hydrofluid Engineers - New Delhi Tel: 011-2731 1039, Fax: 011-2731 6436, Mob: 9811664677 Email: info@santecindia.com, Website: www.santecindia.com

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PNEUMATIC CLAMPS

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Steel-Smith - Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2683 0362, Fax: 022-2683 7287 Email: sales@steelsmith.com, Website: www.steelsmith.com



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ertex Hydraulics manufactures and offers hydraulic-operated pumps (model VTC-3000) that are piston-type pumps used for automatic lubrication with the help of hydraulic and pneumatic power. These hydraulic pumps are similar to hand-

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Vertex Hydraulics Pvt Ltd - Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-6521 4825, Fax: 079-2676 5650, Mob: 09824039374 Email: info@vertexhydraulics.com, Website: www.vertexhydraulics.com An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company



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Mahindra Stiller Auto Trucks Ltd - Faridabad - Haryana Tel: 0129-2276987, Fax: 0129-5046252, Mob: 09312490940 Email: stiller@ndf.vsnl.net.in, Website: www.mahindrastiller.com

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Indo Tech Machines Pvt Ltd - Indore - Madhya Pradesh Tel: 0731-4269777, Fax: 0731-4073814, Mob: 09229891506 Email: info@indotechmachines.com, Website: www.indotechmachines.com



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crack and split further. The important factors aecting the splitter speed and economics are the pre and post operations, like drilling and site cleaning. Salient features include: controlled directional cracking, the required direction of the crack can be obtained by just positioning the handle of the splitter perpendicular to the direction of the required crack; much faster and greater output as compared to conventional chiseling and chipping method as the output is directly proportional to the number of holes drilled; noiseless, environmentfriendly and dust-free operation; and single person operation.

Shrikrishna Agro Equipment Pvt Ltd - Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020-2543 3054, Fax: 020-2546 9440 Email: ganeshwade@vsnl.com

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forces the sealant out of the nozzle. Bead size can be controlled by regulating the pneumatic pressure and suitable nozzle tips. Technical specifications include: cartridge capacity up to 300 cc; collapsible tube capacity 250 ml/50 ml; overall dimensions of the gun at 42 cm (length); and operating pressure of 4 kg/cm².

Twin Engineers Pvt Ltd - Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020-2712 1626, Fax: 020-2712 1849 Email: mktg@twinengineers.com, Website: www.twinengineers.com Certification: An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company



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ruck-mounted foldable hydraulic cranes from Aditron India are available with maximum capability and minimum floor space. These cranes fold up for portability. Boom lowers to vertical position enabling the crane to be carried by two persons. They have carrying handles built in. Hand pump operation is standard. Th ree feet lifting chains can be adjusted to various heights. Base plates can be mounted either in an upright position or inverted to keep truck beds clear. Powered lifting cylinders, remote control winches operated cable lift and remote controls are also available. Other features include: 2000 kg capacity up to 130 in lift height, booms powered by hydraulic cylinder for smooth easy operation, 3600 base plate rotation, etc.

Aditron India Pvt Ltd - Noida - Uttar Pradesh Tel: 011-2627 5968/7617, Fax: 011-2646 1425 Email: info@aiplen.com, Website: www.aiplen.com

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PNEUMATIC CONVEYING SYSTEMS

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cme Air Equipments Company manufactures and offers pneumatic conveying systems, the most versatile and speedy method of transferring bulk materials from one point to another within a defi ned area. The two main methods involved are either pressure or vacuum conveying. The selection of the method depends on the type of material, its characteristics, distance involved and environmental attributes. These pneumatic conveying systems are very widely used in food, fertilizer, pharmaceutical, agro industries, power, cement, textiles, etc. The systems are designed for specific applications, like conveying of cement in cement plants; conveying of grains, sugars in food, sugar & confectionery industries; conveying of sensitive bulk drug powders in pharmaceutical industries, etc. Materials of construction can be offered to suit the material to be handled. Anti-static flexible hoses are used for flexibility. Filter bags of appropriate synthetic fabric are employed.

Acme Air Equipments Company Pvt Ltd - Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2583 5995, Fax: 079-2583 2336, Mob: 9824257704 Email: info@airequipments.com Website: www.airequipments.com



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Bhagwan Associates - Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2344 1379, Fax: 022-2342 3050 Mob: 09820043612 Email: sales@bhagwanassociates.com Website: www.bhagwanassociates.co.in An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 1 | SEARCH - THE INDUSTRIAL SOURCEBOOK

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HYDRAULIC HOSES

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eroflex Hydraulic manufactures and offers high-pressure hydraulic hoses with assemblies & ferrule fittings and hydraulic accessories. All types of hydraulic hose assemblies are manufactured that are used for earthmoving machineries, plastic machineries, heavy machineries, and road equipments. Hydraulic hoses for tractors, JCB, L&T Poclain, TATA Hitachi, BEML, rollers, Demage, paver fi nishers, hot mix plants, plastic injection molding machineries, and other hydraulic machineries are also manufactured. Also offered are low pressure hoses, SS Teflon hoses, SS corrugated hoses, steam hoses, hydraulic fittings, ferrule fittings, adaptors, Tees, elbows, seamless pipes, etc.

Aeroflex Hydraulic - Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2585 3768, Fax: 079-2585 0910, Mob: 09426016489 Email: aeroflexhoses@yahoo.com



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Baka Liftec (India) Pvt Ltd - Bengaluru - Karnataka Tel: 080-2783 2661, Fax: 80-2783 1906 Email: bakalift@vsnl.net, Website: www.baka.de

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enlub Industries manufactures and off ers pneumatic grease pumps for greasing with 50:1/75:1/100:1 compression ratio. These grease pumps are safe made in conformity with the EEC 89/392 directives and subsequent modifications. The body and sleeve of the pumps is of anodised aluminium. Pumping is of carbon steel and packing of NBR/polyurethane. Temperature range is +10/+40°C. Types of fluid include petrol, grease, etc.

Cenlub Industries Ltd - Faridabad - Haryana Tel: 0129-2275483, 411 3701/02, Fax: 0129-2260524 Email: cenlub@cenlub.in, Website: www.cenlub.in



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aterpillar Commercial offers hydraulic excavators (model 330D LME) that are engineered for extreme applications featuring a CAT C9 ACERT 200 kW (268 HP) engine delivering 9 per cent more horsepower than the previous C-series model. Incorporating advances such as automatic engine speed control and operator selected power management settings these excavators ensure productivity reached with optimised fuel efficiency. The hydraulic excavators are also fitted with hydraulic snubbers to reduce shock loads on the system in extreme applications. Aarpee Mines 330D is a LME model featuring a long undercarriage for added stability and lift capacity, providing an excellent platform for bench loading the company’s haul truck fleet. The mass excavation (ME) boom and stick, combined with 35,000 kPa hydraulic pressure, delivers high digging forces and allows for larger buckets to be fitted.

Caterpillar Commercial Pvt Ltd - Bengaluru - Karnataka Tel: 080-4111 7910, Fax: 080-4111 7998 Email: sathya_p@cat.com, Website: www.cat.com



PNEUMATIC SCREWDRIVERS

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SP Enterprises offers pneumatic screwdrivers for various applications. These screwdrivers are lightweight, sleek, very handy and designed for maximum operators’ comfort. A number of models with varying capacities, speeds and sizes are available. The mechanised application yields optimum results. User industries are: automobiles, shipbuilding, furniture industries, white goods assembly units, electronic goods assembly units, fan industries, etc. Applications include for fastening of screws for various assemblies in industries.

DSP Enterprises - Hyderabad - Andhra Pradesh Tel: 040-2387 5876, Fax: 040-2387 5876 Mob: 09849051876 Email: dompneumatics@yahoo.com Website: www.dompneumatics.com

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HYDRAULIC TURRET PUNCH PRESSES

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lectronica Machine Tools in collaboration with Finn-Power of Finland oers O-frame type hydraulic turret punch presses with 20 tool turret station. Out of 20 stations, 10 stations could be either multi-tool or auto indexing tool stations thereby loading more than 100 to 150 tools, which renders the machine most useful for control panel, elevators industry, job workers, etc. All the machines are provided with standard 3 programmable sheet clamps, hence full sheet size of 2500 mm x 1250 mm can be punched without repositioning thereby utilising 100 per cent of the sheet without any scrap generation. The machine punching force is 23 tons and can punch a maximum of 8 mm sheet and take the sheet weight of 200 kgs. These machines are provided with standard brush tables, which prevent scratch marks and reduce noise level. A number of advanced software options are available, which takes care of auto nesting, o line programming, touchscreen interface etc. The machines could also be equipped with production boosting optionas, like up-bending tools, tapping attachment, forming operations, etc. Number of models are available to choose from including the one with servo drive, which consumes only 4 to 5 kW of power, TPP model with right angle shear, TPP model with laser machine, TPP model with bending cell and sheet handling by robots, auto sheet loading/unloading, etc.

Electronica Machine Tools Ltd - Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020-3047 7400 Email: dtg_eedm@electronicagroup.com, Website: www.electronicagroup.com

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CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS

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rundfos multistage centrifugal pumps (type CR, CRI & CRN) offered by Union Enterprise, are suitable for liquid transfer in washing systems, cooling & air-conditioning systems, water supply systems, water treatment systems, fi re fi ghting systems, industrial plants, boiler feeding systems, etc. Technical specifications are: Flow (Q ): maximum 120 m³/h; head (H): maximum 330 m; liquid temperature: -40°C to +180°C; and operating pressure: maximum 33 bar. Some of the features and benefits of these centrifugal pumps include: reliability, high efficiency, servicefriendly, space-saving, and suitable for slightly aggressive liquids. Optional features are: dry running protection & motor protection, via LiqTec, custom-built variants, etc.

Union Enterprises Pvt Ltd - Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2267 1368, Fax: 022-2264 1998, Mob: 09820758373 Email: response@unionpumps.net, Website: www.unionpumps.net



VERTICAL SUBMERSIBLE PUMPS

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here are lots of applications in chemical industries, where a notorious, hazardous and corrosive chemical are to be handled, and the gland leakage is undesirable. Vertical submersible pumps are best self-priming pumps, as the pump portion is dipped inside the liquid. These pumps fi nd wide applications for effluent, acids, pickling solutions, transfer of solvents from underground storage tanks, etc. Polyquip offers vertical submersible pumps in polypropylene, CI, SS-304/316 up to 3 meters depth, with capacities up to 30 m³/hr and heads up to 20 meters. These pumps run at 1440 or 3000 RPM. The pumps also available with vapour seal arrangements. Also offered are horizontal process pumps in PVDF, polypropylene, Alloy-20, SS-304/316, CI; self-priming pumps; and rotary gear pumps.

PressureJet Systems Pvt Ltd - Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2583 0762, Fax: 079-2589 7220 Email: sales@pressurejet.com, Website: www.pressurejet.com



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inivac single stage liquid-ring vacuum pumps offered by Sri Vishnu Pumps Manufacturing Co are designed to handle air, gas, vapours, and suspended liquid parts. Salient features of these vacuum pumps include: vacuum levels up to 710 mm of Hg at close suction (with sealing water at temperature of 29°C supplied at 1.5 kg/cm² pressure); suction capacities up to 442 m³/hr, no lubricant in contact with pumped gases; and safe operation and minimum maintenance The liquid-ring vacuum pumps are used in chemical, pharmaceutical, food, oil, sugar, paper/pulp industries, etc. Other applications are in distillation, evaporation, drying, pulverisation, crystallisation, vacuum impregnation, dehydration, fi ltration, evacuation, condensation, deodorisation, sterilising, pneumatic conveying, extruder venting/sizing for PVC pipes, solvent recovery, brake testing, etc.

Sri Vishnu Pumps Manufacturing Co - Dist Thane - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2845 8372, Fax: 022-2845 7073 Email: vishnupump@rediffmail.com Website: www.minivacpumps.com



TUBE CLEANING PUMPS

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ressureJet Systems in technical collaboration with Hughes Pumps Ltd, UK, offers high-pressure pumps and accessories for boiler tubes, evaporator tubes, heat exchanger tubes, etc. Different nozzles like forward fi ring nozzle, backward-fi ring nozzle, mixing fi ring nozzle, spinning nozzles and flexible lances are available to clean the pipe diameters from 12 mm to 150 mm. Foot-operated valves and specially developed flexible and rigid lance ensure throughout cleaning in the tube. These tube cleaning systems are very useful for industries, like sugar, pulp and paper, thermal power stations, refi nery, chemicals and petrochemicals, fertilizers, etc.

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Polyquip - Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2411 5957, Fax: 022-2416 5447 Email: polyquip@vsnl.com, Website: www.polyquip.com



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lowtech offers liquid-ring vacuum pumps and compressors. These vacuum pumps have airflow from 51 m³/hr to 440 m³/hr. They have maximum vacuum of 50 Torr (abs). The liquid-ring vacuum pumps and compressors are available in CI, GBZ, and SS304/316 materials of construction. These are ideally suited for chemical, pharmaceutical, paper and textile industries. Other range of products include oil-sealed high vacuum pumps, and industrial vacuum cleaners & dust collectors.

Blowtech - Dist Thane - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2845 8372, Fax: 022-2845 7073 Email: blowtech@hotmail.com, Website: www.vacuumcleanerindia.com



VACUUM PUMPS

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inivac RVD & MVC series of rotary vane oil-free direct coupled/belt-driven and monobloc vacuum pumps off ered by Shree Siddhivinayak Industries are directly mounted on common base frames. These vacuum pumps are compact in size, vibration-free and hence can be mounted inside the machines. The pumps attain maximum vacuum levels up to 25” of Hg and capacities ranging from 50 LPM to 2000 LPM. Use of imported graphite vane give advantage of prolonged vane life, silent operation and reduces wear & tear on the stator. The rotary vane oil-free vacuum pumps


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are useful in many applications, like capsule printing machines & other pharmaceutical machineries, packaging & labeling machines, screen printing & plate making, book binding & folding machines, vacuum chucking machines, etc.

Shree Siddhivinayak Industries - Dist Thane - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2845 8372, Fax: 022-2845 7073, Mob: 09820081403 Email: minivac@rediffmail.com, Website: www.minivacpumps.com



PILOT VALVES

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esto Controls offers pilot valves (VOFD) that are highly corrosion-resistant and extremely reliable. Th ese valves are ideal for heavy-duty applications in pharmaceutical, chemical and petrochemical systems, thanks to their sturdy design, explosion protection for zone 1/21 G/D and SIL certificate for ESD applications. Benefits include: sturdy & very corrosion-resistant; easy combination of the required coil & matching valve, thanks to the armature guide tube; explosion protection for zone 1/21 (gas & dust); direct mounting on the drive; and high reliability of the directly actuated valves, especially in emergency shut-down (ESD) functions. Technical specifications are: directly actuated; 3/2-way valves; armature guide tube with poppet valve technology; pressure range 0-10 bar; connection variants G1/4, NPT1/4, G1/4 & NAMUR; and Ex em & Ex d ATEX explosion protection.

Festo Controls Pvt Ltd - Bengaluru - Karnataka Tel: 080-2289 4100, Fax: 080-2783 2058 Email: info_in@festo.com, Website: www.festo.com

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ELECTROHYDRAULIC SERVOVALVES

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arker Aerospace designs and manufactures the highly reliable Jet-Pipe-based electrohydraulic servovalves (EHSVs). These EHSVs are used to control position, velocity, and force in a variety of hydraulic, fuel systems, and engine control applications for aerospace and derivative markets. Features include: reliability (single inlet fi rst stage); contaminationresistant; low sensitivity to vibration & shock; stability; null bias stability; low maintenance; servo-controlled second stage; wide dynamic range; dry torque motor; and reduced life cycle cost. Applications are in commercial transports, military fi ghters & transports, helicopters, unmanned air vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, main gear & nose wheel steering systems, auto brake modules, engine control, etc.

Parker Hannif in India Pvt Ltd - Navi Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-6513 7081, Fax: 022-2768 6841 Email: parkerind@parker.com, Website: www.parker.com



BALL VALVES

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vcon Controls manufactures and offers high-performance, corrosion resistant ball valves with electric and pneumatic actuators. These valves are available from 15 mm (½” to 150 mm (6”) in cast steel, cast stainless steel, etc. All valves are manufactured in investment casted bodies with CNC machining facility. The ball valves are available in 2-way, 2-piece and 3-piece

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screwed end and 2-piece fl anged version. Th ree-way valves are available from 15 mm to 65 mm in screwed end and fl anged version. All ball valves are provided with ISO:5211 mounting dimensions, when connected with direct mounted actuators, eliminate use of expensive brackets and couplers. Accessories such as PTP, ITP valve positioners, switch box with limit switches or proximity switches, Namur solenoid valves in 3-way or 4-way confi guration, manual override arrangement, fi lter regulator and special mounting systems are available.

Avcon Controls Pvt Ltd - Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2834 9971, Fax: 022-2821 6917 Email: avcon@bom3.vsnl.net.in



SAFETY RELIEF VALVES

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hemical & Industrial Engineers manufactures and off ers a wide range of safety relief valves for chemical, petrochemical, refi neries and allied process industries. These valves are designed and manufactured as per ASME/API and IBR codes and are tested as per API-526/527. In order to suit versatile industrial applications, the valves are offered in 8 models with size ranging from ¼” to 2” in screwed connection and ½” to 12” in fl anged connection for a maximum pressure of 500 kg/cm² and temperature of 450°C in all sorts of materials, such as CI, CS, SS-304/316, hastalloy B & C,


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alloy-20, PVC, polypropylene, etc. To suit special process application the valves are also provided with heating and cooling jackets.

Chemical & Industrial Engineers - Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2882 2740, Fax: 022-2889 4849 Email: cie1@rediffmail.com, Website: www.cievalves.com



CHECK VALVES

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luden check valves offered byU Fluid Power Engineers are used in hydraulic systems toAcheck P P R the O V flEow D in one direction and allow flow in the opposite direction. These valves are constructed in MS body and poppet, spring and spring retainers. They are available in sizes of 1/4” BSP, 1/2” BSP, 3/4” BSP, 1” BSP and 1½” BSP at different creating pressure range of 5, 1.5, 3 and 5 bars and tested at 315 bars.

Fluid Power Engineers - Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2289 1665, Fax: 079-2289 1666 Mob: 09426068483 Email: info@fluden.com, Website: www.fluden.com An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company

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PRESSURE REDUCING VALVES

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locon Systems manufactures and offers pressure reducing valves that are automatic control valves designed to reduce a higher inlet pressure to a lower constant outlet pressure regardless of fluctuating flow rates and/or varying inlet pressure. These valves are pilot controlled, hydraulically operated, diaphragm actuated globe valves in either the oblique (Y) or angle pattern design. Valve differential pressure powers the diaphragm actuator open or closed.

Flocon Systems Pvt Ltd - Dist Thiruvallur - Tamil Nadu Tel: 044-2792 2819/2990, Fax: 044-2792 2390 Email: flocon@vsnl.net, Website: www.floconsystemsindia.com



DIAPHRAGM HAND PUMPS

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hemineers manufactures and offers diaphragm hand pumps in SS316 material of construction. These hand pumps can handle all types of milk and milk products, including thick processed milk, sweet making intermediates, etc. They are ideally suitable for small dairy farms, milk-based sweet makers and in remote villages. The diaphragm hand pumps are simple, easy-to-operate and maintenance-free, that can replace expensive milk pumps.


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Chemineers - Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 098250 79948, Fax: 0281-246 4814 Email: info@diaphragmhandpump.com Website: www.diaphragmhandpump.com



WAFER CHECK VALVES

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ormex Valves manufactures and offers wafer check valves (model WCV/WSP) that are simple in construction and have sturdy design. These valves are reliable in operations and are very useful where weight of the valve is required to be low and where there is a space constraint for valve fitment. The face-to-face distance in these valves is extremely less as compared to standard valves. Salient features include: 100 per cent leakproof, short length, less space required, lightweight, low opening and closing pressures, wide range of materials, temperature and pressure ratings, efficient flow characteristics, highly economical, sturdy but simple design, lower pressure drop across the valves, can be mounted horizontally and vertically, etc.

Normex Valves Pvt Ltd - Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020-2747 2398, Fax: 020-2747 3022 Email: svkoparde@vsnl.com, Website: www.normexvalves.com

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MINI PUMPS

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otomac Industries manufactures and multi-purpose mini pumps. The stator design eliminates need for or coupling rods. These pumps are available portable-closed coupled (motorised) design design for flexibility of use of drives, for

offers domestic doubled-walled universal joints in cost-effective, or bare shaft eg, mechanical speed variators, diesel engines, etc. They can be adopted for solar power motors. The mini pumps are suitable for metering, dosing with 90 to 95 per cent accuracy. They are ideal pumps for the European market, especially UK. Domestic applications include cellar drainage, septic tank cesspit emptying, garden sprinkler systems irrigation, water supply sampling from wells, streams and rivers. Industrial applications are general-purpose pumps for diesel, lubricating oil, water-based inks, vegetable oils, plating solutions, other non-aggressive chemicals, non corrosive liquids with medium viscosity, for eg, fuel oil, thin molasses, fluids with suspended solids, for eg, dirty water from cesspools, domestic water transfer, hot water circulation.

Rotomac Industries (P) Ltd - Kanpur - Uttar Pradesh Tel: 0512-269 1704, Fax: 0512-269 1706 Email: info@rotomacpump.com Website: www.rotomacpump.com

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FRICTIONLESS FOOT VALVES

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erfect Pumps manufactures and offers CI frictionless foot valves. These foot valves are placed at the inlet of the suction pipe of the centrifugal pumps to prevent the suction pipe from emptying while the pumps are at rest. Construction features include: valves made of closed grain cast iron, provided with screwed connection for piping, bucket shape strainer having cored slots with adequate flow area, specially designed rubber fl ap to give sealing against water leakage and two coats of anti-rust black paint, etc. Special features include: frictional resistance offered by the foot valves is almost negligible, friction factor K is within 0.80, strictly conforming to the requirements laid down under IS:CM/L-10805-88, low head loss in the foot valves provides more head available for utilisation, thereby saving power and providing extra output with the same power input, available sizes are 50 mm, 65 mm, 80 mm and 100 mm.

Perfect Pumps (P) Ltd - Udaipur - Rajasthan Tel: 0734-251 5185, 251 6760, Fax: 0734-255 9617 Email: info@perfectpumpsindia.com, Website: www.perfectpumpsindia.com



PNEUMATIC CONTROL VALVES

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arling Muesco India offers globe style pneumatic control valves that are available for any control application. Built to take the punishment imparted by many processes, including extreme pressure drops, these valves are backed by the most respected name in the valve industry. In addition to the standard models, also available are valves to customer specifications. The

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range of control valves includes globe type, angle type, ball type, butterfl y type, diaphragm type, etc. The control valves are available in pneumatic diaphragm actuator, single-phase electric actuator, three-phase electric actuator, pneumatic rotary actuators in case of ball and butterfly valves. Range of material selection for valve body/bonnet and trim are available to suit specific application valves in different model and are available up to 1500 class in fl anged end butt weld and socket weld connection. Special trim form, such as low noise trim, anti-cavitation trim and reduced trim are available in almost all models of the control valves. Varieties of accessories are also available to compliment the working of control valves.

Darling Muesco (India) Pvt Ltd - Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2583 2578, Fax: 079-2583 4392, Mob: 09327477602 Email: sales@darlingmuesco.com, Website: www.darlingmuesco.com



BACK PULLOUT PUMPS

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ITY reative Engineers manufactures back pullout that are U A Lpumps extensively used in air-conditioning plants, power station, mine A Petc. P RThOese V Epumps D are drainage, sprinkler systems fi re fi ghting, specially designed to perform heavy-duty functions O and work under high suction pressure conditions. N Made from premium quality materials, the pumps are high in performance and have long lasting life. Features include: more than 3 mm corrosion allowance (cast iron) for extended use on corrosive applications; back-pullout construction allows

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rotating assembly to be withdrawn without disturbing the suction & delivery connections; one-piece self-vented foot-mounted, center suction volute casing, single stage, closed/semi open dynamically balanced impeller; and fl ange drilling standards as per DIN:24255/ ISO:2858 or as per customers’ requirements. The back pullout pumps are used for pumping clear/turbid water/chemicals & volatile liquids; and in air-conditioning plants, power station, mine drainage, sprinkler systems fi re fi ghting, booster service, oils, brine, etc.

Creative Engineers - Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2546 1605, Fax: 079-2546 5647 Email: info@sspumpsindia.com, Website: www.sspumpsindia.com An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company



ROTARY PUMPS

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enlub Systems offers rotary pumps that are available with positive displacement of oil. These pumps are suitable for various purposes, which require low discharge, medium pressure oil pumps, such as lubrication of gearboxes, headstocks, transfer of oil, low pressure hydraulic power packs, rotary oil fi llers, etc. The rotary pumps are suitable for oils with viscosity range 30-1000 cst at 40°C. They are available in fl ange type mounting as well as insert type mounting. Both reversible and non-reversible options are available.

Cenlub Systems - Faridabad - Haryana Tel: 0129-4113771, Fax: 0129-4113745 Email: cenlub@ndb.vsnl.net.in, Website: www.cenlub.com An ISO 9001-2000 Certified Company

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CHOCOLATE MOULDING MACHINES

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arsha Engineering Company offers chocolate moulding machines with the latest technologies. These machines are most suitable to produce solid chocolate bars, with/without centre cream and nuts fi lling. They machines offer excellent performance and have high durability. The machines are user-friendly with three-shift operation, low maintenance cost, modular design, compact size with attractive body, easy to operate, cost-effective with high efficiency with speed of 15 moulds per minute. These chocolate moulding machines are available in two models, ie, VEC-M-300 and VEC-M-450. The two models are accommodated with the mould size of 300 mm x 220 mm x 30 mm and 450 mm x 220 mm x 30 mm. They work with the pneumatically operated suction and injection method. The machines consist of mould pre-heaters, one shot depositor, vibration section, multi-tier cooling tunnel with suitable chiller unit for freeze the moulded chocolate, inbuilt hot water circulation system, automatic chocolate de-moulding station.

Varsha Engineering Company - Hyderabad - Andhra Pradesh Tel: 040-2726 7888, Fax: 040-2726 7888, Mob: 09396527204 Email: vecsystems@gmail.com, Website: www.vecchocolatesystem.com



DEEP THROAT MULTI-PURPOSE VICES

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rcan Products of India manufactures and offers deep throat multi-purpose vices that can be employed for various machining operations, such as milling, drilling, surface grinding, etc. The advantage in these vices is the extra deep throat to clamp big components. These vices are available in 200 mm (8”). Pneumatic version is also available. Key benefits include: no jib used in the moving part to adjust the vice movement since it is a single piece unit; ground and hardened alloy steel jaws for perfect parallelism; jumbo size vice yet the thin wall construction makes it a sturdy and lightweight vice; and can be clamped from all three sides.



TITANIUM FABRICATION SERVICES

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aras Flowform offers titanium fabrication and machining services. Also offered are titanium fabricated parts and assemblies. Jobs from 1 kg to 10 tons in single piece are taken up. The company works with all grades of titanium and can produce very high-precision structures, frames and components with 25

micron accuracy.

Paras Flowform Engineering Ltd - Dist Thane - Maharashtra Tel: 0251-2620333, Fax: 0251-2621222, Mob: 08805029911 Email: rajamani.pal@shahgroup.biz



PRESSURE VESSELS

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S Engineers & Consultants designs and manufactures pressure vessels to International standards, in stainless steel construction SS304/316. These vessels are designed to suit customers’ requirements and are hygienic in design for food manufacturing processes. They are also designed for medium-to-heavy viscosity products. The pressure vessels are capable of full vacuum, pressure and temperature control, top loading and bottom discharging. These are of low speed, medium shear style vessels with excellent mix disperse, which offer a unique mixing action and a high rate of product turnover caused by the blades providing very efficient heat transfer capabilities. Heavy-duty mixers are primarily utilised in industries that produce polymers/monomers, thermoplastics, silicones, ceramics, pharmaceuticals, epoxies, adhesives & propellants. Long term service in high viscosity mixing applications is a normal design feature for these mixers.

SS Engineers & Consulants - Rajahmundry - Andhra Pradesh Tel: 0883-2426845/ 6/ 7, Fax: 0883-2430819 Email: info.ssengrindia@gmail.com, Website: www.ssengrindia.com



BARREL & DRUM WASHING UNITS

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MS Engineering Works offers paper testing equipment. These are paper cone & tube crushing strength testers. They are used to determine and compare the crushing strength of paper cones, tubes and cores used in textile spinning mills, paper industry, fi lm winding industry, etc. These machines are very ideal to both manufacturers of paper cones and tubes as well as to end users, like paper mills, spinning mills, etc. The machines are operated by pneumatic air pressure and their conveniently located dial gauge facilitates easy reading of the crushing strength. It is supplied with one standard set of testing jaws.

ndustrial EquipWash Inc offers drum and barrel washing units for chemical, pesticides, food, cosmetics and pharma industries. These machines are used for cleaning and sanitising the internal & external surfaces of drums and barrels. The drum to be washed is loaded manually onto the machine frame. The door is then closed to prevent the wash fluid from spraying outside. Specially designed cleaning nozzles are then inserted into the drum. The drum is then washed internally and externally with highpressure water jet. Drain water is then drained through drain port in the machine and can be collected in a sump to be recycled. The drums can be cleaned with kerosene or solvents to suit requirements. As an optional feature steam sterilisation can be done for validation the drum after CIP is carried out. After the CIP cycles are over the nozzles are lowered and the outer door is opened, and the drum is then removed manually.

LMS Engineering Works - Coimbatore - Tamil Nadu Tel: 0422-6579775, Fax: 0422-2431279, Mob: 09952429595 Email: sales@lmsengg.com , Website: www.lmsengg.com

Industrial EquipWash Inc - Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2679 7941, Fax: 022-2679 2936, Mob: 09869231815 Email: iewi@mtnl.net.in, Website: www.iewi.net

Orcan Products of India - Faridabad - Haryana Tel: 0129-2230063, Fax: 0129-4033248, Mob: 09811043930 Email: orcan@vsnl.com, Website: www.orcan.com



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BUSBAR MACHINES

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adhusudan Engineering Co manufactures and offers busbar machines that can perform three operations, viz, busbar bending, shearing and hole punching on the same machine. These machines offer a very space saving design with castor wheel attachment for mobility. The overall dimensions of the machines are 850 mm x 850 mm x 1300 mm approximately. Interchangeable fi xtures are very userfriendly and give the advantage of minimum changeover time. Model MEB 12512 can handle busbars of sizes 125 mm x 12 mm as maximum of aluminium and 125 mm x 8 mm of copper. Model MEB 20012 can handle busbars of sizes 200 mm x 12 mm as maximum of aluminium and 200 mm x 8 mm of copper. The punching sizes are from diameter 8.5 mm to diameter 16.5 mm. Individual models are also available for busbar of higher size. With these machines three operations, ie, bending, punching and shearing are carried out with less effort and with maximum accuracy. Madhusudhan Engineering Co - Pune - Maharashtra Tel: 020-2523 1484, Fax: 020-2523 1484, Mob: 09822613184 Email: madhusudan_eng@rediffmail.com



PULSE TOOLS

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ulsor-C: the revolutionary pulse tools from Atlas Copco India have long been known for their fast run-down speeds and good ergonomics. The Pulsor-C offers all the

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advantages of a traditional pulse tool, plus increased accuracy. It has the intelligence to adapt pressure automatically to the joint characteristics during setup to ensure the target torque is delivered. Th is specialised impulse nut-runner system provides same high torque accuracy in both hard and soft joints with automatic shut-off when the target torque is reached. Monitoring features of the Pulsor-C system account for angle, number of pulses, rundown and tightening times, rundown and pulsing pressures. The Pulsor-C is extremely easy-to-setup with all adjustments made directly in the software. Because the Pulsor-C is reaction-free, it does not need a reaction arm and can be operated with just one hand at high torques with its wellbalanced, compact, and light weight design. Atlas Copco India Ltd - Pune - - Maharashtra Tel: 020-3072 2222, Fax: 020-3985 2070 Email: cmt.marketing@in.atlascopco.com, Website: www.atlascopco.co.in



DIESEL FORKLIFTS

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P Forklift & Trucks offers diesel forklifts (model FD30) with lifting capacity of 3000 kgs. These forklifts have load center of 500 mm, lifting speed of 0.46 m/sec, outer turning radius at 2390 mm, and travel speed of 13 km/hr. The overall width is 1235 mm. Fork length is 1020 mm and fork width is 140 mm. Fork thickness is 50 mm and overhead guard height is 2170 mm. Optional accessories include: exhaust gas purifier, cold starting device, reversible horn and spark arrestor. The other model available is FD-15. Also offered are hydraulic hand pallet trucks and electric forklifts (models FB-15/20/25/30). AP Forklift Services Pvt Ltd - Secunderabad - Andhra Pradesh Tel: 040-2354 0292, Fax: 040-2354 7864 Email: apft54@yahoo.co.in, Website: www.apforklifts.com



LINE-LASER ALIGNMENT TOOLS

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G Electronics offers line-laser alignment tools for locations where contactless centering of wound batches or stacks are to be aligned or monitored. Type ELLD 101 Laser-Line optical unit comes as a handy tool. It is a visible Laser-Line unit which has intensity control. Further if the line-length and distance from projection to the job is known, the unit can be manufactured accordingly. Suitable for operation on 15-24 V DC, it is available in tubular shape with fi xing nut and clamp. The easy mounting and permissibility to install in any direction makes the tool quite versatile. It is ideally suited for paper, textile, synthetic, rubber, sheet metal & similar industrial applications. For stone cutting applications to help align slabs it becomes a handy tool. There are numerous other applications which the users can themselves improvise or invent for their use. P G Electronics - Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2676 3587, Fax: 022-6694 3788 Email: pge@vsnl.com

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PTFE INSULATED WIRES

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hree Balaji Teflo Insulators offers PTFE insulated wires that are most suitable for dense wiring, worst weather condition, chemicals affected area, high temperature zone and high frequencies. PTFE insulation can be used up to 260°C, but above 105°C bare copper oxidise excessively, become brittle and lose conductivity. Therefore silver-plated copper (SPC) conductors up to 200°C and nickelplated copper (NPC) conductors up to 260°C are used. PTFE insulated hook up wires are manufactured as per USA MIL-W-16878/British BS2G-210/Indian JSS 51034. According to working voltage, classification of hook up wires is as follows: type ET–working voltage 250 V AC RMS; type E-working voltage 600 V AC RMS; and type EE-working voltage 1000 V AC RMS.

Shree Balaji Teflo Insulators Pvt Ltd - Meerut - Uttar Pradesh Tel: 0121-3259071, Fax: 0121-2688642, Mob: 09837073610 Email: shribalaji99@hotmail.com, Website: www.balajicable.com



TUBULAR HEATERS

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lmech Heaters & Controllers offers tubular heaters that are available in copper, SS-304/316/321, inconel and incolloy sheath materials of construction. Tubular heating elements are available for various industrial and domestic applications. Every technically possible heaters are built and manufactured as per

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customers’ requirements. Some of the technical features and specifications include: nickel chrome/Kanthal resistance wire immersion heaters are available with screw plug fl anges; air heaters are available with MS or SS fi ns; and tubular heating elements with additional Teflon sleevings are available for heating corrosive chemicals. The tubular heaters fi nd application in plastic processing machinery; water & oil heating appliances; packaging machineries; vending machines; dies & tools; heating chemical solutions; ovens & dryers; kitchen equipment; medical equipment; and also used in many other applications. Elmec Heaters & Controllers - Chennai - Tamil Nadu Tel: 044-2225 0313, Fax: 044-2225 3554, Mob: 09383123566 Email: sales@elmecheaters.com, Website: www.elmecheaters.com



BUCKET ELEVATORS

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remium Pulman offers bucket elevators that are ideal for elevating a variety of bulk materials economically, efficiently and reliably. The two main types of bucket elevators are centrifugal-type and continuous-type. These bucket elevators are extremely suitable for handling fi ne, free-flowing materials. Lower feed point, simpler loading and lesser number of buckets compared to continuous. Buckets are on chain or belt and travel at high speeds to effect discharge by centrifugal forces as they pass around the head pulley. In CEB type, the elevator belts are normally friction surface belts, on which the buckets are mounted. Drive is through shaft mounted gear reducer with built-in back stop, or through geared motors with chain drive. In CEC

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type, the buckets are mounted on chains, which are standard combination chains or steel side bar chains. Drive is through shaft mounted gear reducer with built-in backstop or through geared motor with chain drive. Buckets normally used are style AA malleable iron buckets for both types. Premium Pullman Pvt Ltd - Ahmedabad - Gujarat Tel: 079-2589 4693, Fax: 079-2583 0965, Mob: 09429134114 Email: exports@premiumpulverisers.com Website: www.premiumpulverisers.com



TOOL BAGS & KITS

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remium Products manufactures and offers high quality tool bags, customised tool kits, waist tool belts and tool jackets that are useful for working at a height. The range of tool bags takes care of almost any application. If necessary, the products can also be customised and designed according to specific needs of our customers. The customisation is carried out after a deep study of the applications for which users intend to use it. Some of the advantages of these customised interior compartments are: specific compartment for each tool; systematic placement of tools; during usage, tools are easily accessible that saves time; and in case a tool goes missing, it is easily identified. Premium Products - Vadodara - Gujarat Tel: 0265–3928785, Mob: 09327581227 Email: premiumproductspb@gmail.com, Website: www.premiumproducts.co.in

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VACUUM BLASTING EQUIPMENT

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ushal Udhyog offers KU make close circuit vacuum blasting equipment (model KUV-15P & KUV–15E) that perform blast cleaning and shot peening operation with on-the-spot instant recovery of blasted media and dust. Abrasive blasting and abrasive recovery in these systems is simultaneous. Spent abrasive is confi ned in small vicinity on the job itself and the same is pneumatically or electrically sucked and fed to abrasive storage for recycling. One more hand tool featuring the similar principle of vacuum blasting is the mini vacuum blaster (model KUV–14P). A lightweight machine weighing only 3.7 kgs and can hold abrasive up to 1.7 kgs of metallic grit. It requires 40-60 CFM at 90 PSI. It is mostly used for touch-up work on plain or curved surface for removal of rust/scale/paint. Fine abrasives, like aluminium oxide, plastic grit or agro based abrasives are mostly used. Salient features of KUV–14P include: lightweight; nozzle can be positioned overhead/down head or side ways; does not require setting time; no electric connection, need only compressed air; and wide pattern. Kushal Udhyog - Jodhpur - Rajasthan Tel: 0291-2720072, Fax: 0291-2724400, Mob: 09414301701 Email: kushaludg@sancharnet.in Website: www.kushaludhyog.com

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SPRING CLAMP TERMINAL BLOCKS

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n today’s world where lead times for product delivery are shrinking, the time spent on inter-connecting and wiring-up systems is becoming critical every single day. To meet exactly these requirements of the industry, Connectwell Industries brings an entire range of screwless spring clamp terminal blocks. Th is range of terminal blocks provides functionalities like feedthrough, multiple I/O, grounding and fuse. Connections can be made using these terminal blocks by simply stripping the insulation of the wire and inserting it into the terminal. The wire is held against the current carrying tin plated copper current bar by a pre-stressed stainless steel spring clamp ensuring an oxidation-free, low contact resistance, gas tight connection. Connectwell Industries Pvt Ltd - Dist Thane - Maharashtra Tel: 0251-287 0766, Fax: 0251-287 0889 Email: sales@connectwell.com, Website: www.connectwell.com



RAPID ROLL-UP DOORS

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andhi Automations offers Smart Reset rapid roll-up doors with self-repairing full curtain. Heavy-duty automatic flexible door featuring a special and innovative self-repairing system; should the curtain accidentally get dislodged, it will automatically be recovered with a simple opening and closing operation. Smart Reset can be supplied in different levels of design (basic comfort), to better satisfy the

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differing operating requirements and to comply with the different local standards. The wide range offered features a whole array of unparalleled technological features. Hot-galvanised steel available in the RAL versions with over-baked epoxy coating with smooth fi nish or fi ne satin-fi nish AISI 304 stainless steel, complete with galvanised curtain winding pipe and with vertical uprights fitted with special self-lubricating sliding guide installed on a shock-absorbing spring system. Full size flexible curtain entirely made of class-2 self-extinguishing polyester, with no horizontal strengthening parts, which slides inside the side hinges and features self-repairing properties and high resistance to air and wind pressure to 120 km/h. Gandhi Automations Pvt Ltd - Mumbai1017475-39.tif Tel: 022-6672 0200, Fax: 022-6672 0201 Email: sales@geapl.co.in, Website: www.geapl.co.in



CLARIFIERS

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olutech offers fi xed-type and travelling-type clarifiers that are extensively used for continuous mechanical removal of settleable solids from wastes. These clarifiers can be either bridge or centre column supported. In a centre feed design the wastewater is carried to the centre of the tank, the wastewater enters a circular

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well designed to distribute the flow equally in all directions. The sludge removal mechanism revolves slowly and may have two or four arms equipped with scrapers. The drive unit can be central or peripheral and also manufactured with half/full scrapping arm. They can also be equipped with scum removal system. Besides conventional clarifiers, high rate clarifiers with parallel plate separators and tube settlers are also offered. Polutech Ltd - Chennai - Tamil Nadu Tel: 044-2530 6669, Fax: 044-2535 8302 Email: sales@polutech.murugappa.com



INDUSTRIAL PANEL COMPUTERS PLATFORMS

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daptek Automation Technology offers industrial panel computers platforms that are used for data monitoring systems, industrial panel applications, PLC SCADA data monitoring, medical aspplications, military applications, Kiosk and ATM applications. Technical features include: NEMA4/IP65 compliant front panel; industrial grade TFT LCD panel; support MINI-ITX form factor main board; highperformance PC up to Core i7; expansion slot 1 x PCI; space for 2.5” HDD x 1; space for slim optical driver x 1; AC 115-240 V wide range power input; panel mounting with clip; meet standard VESA hole (75 x 75 & 100 x 100 mm); support desktop stand/wall mount/swing arm mounting; construction: heavy-

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duty steel & aluminum front panel; touchscreen internal USB or RS-232 interface controller; and available sizes: 5.7”, 7”, 8”, 10.4”, 12.1”, 15”, 17”, 19” & 21.5”. Adaptek Automation Technology - Chennai - Tamil Nadu Tel: 044-4320 1005, Mob: 09444269758 Email: adaptek@adapetekindia.com Website: www.adapetektechnologies.com



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MOULDED CASE CIRCUIT BREAKERS

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PL India offers the TAB range of high-performance moulded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) in sheet steel enclosure offering precise overload and short-circuit protections & power switching function efficiently with enhanced life. Some of the characteristics of these MCCBs include: conform to IEC:60947-2/ IS:13947-2; current ratings from 16 A to 400 A; 3P & 4P version available; low let through energy; breaking capacity (kA): 10 kA to 50 kA; line load reversibility; minimum maintenance; user-friendly, robust & compact; and highly reliable tested solution.

Suvichem Inks & Coding Systems - Bareilly - Uttar Pradesh Tel: 0581-2300338, Fax: 0581-2304828, Mob: 09412293699 Email: suvichem@rediffmail.com, Website: www.suvichemcoding.com



CENTRIFUGAL FANS & BLOWERS

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hivas Projects India offers centrifugal fans and blowers that are available in single inlet, single LITY width (SISW) confi guration. These fans and blowers are made out of O Vengineering ED plastics, such as GRP/ FRP/PVC/PP; and in metals, such as O TR MS/SS, etc, to suit the process. A range of air handling wheels with suitable casing is fabricated to suit the overall extraction and scrubbing/ fi ltering requirements. All wheels are dynamically balanced to offer low noise and vibration. L

HPL India Ltd - New Delhi Tel: 011-2323 4411, Fax: 011-2323 2639, Mob: 09818406699 Email: hpl@hplindia.com, Website: www.hplindia.com

woven sacks, surgical latex hand gloves, laminated surfaces used for statutory coding, such as batch number, manufacturing date, expiry date, maximum retail price, best before, etc. A variety of printing inks are manufactured for different types of inkjet printers. These may be diluted up to three to four times by their makeup fluid. Wash solution for inkjet printers is also available.



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uvichem Inks & Coding Systems have developed printing inks for industrial inkjet printers. These are clear, limpid, free flowing indelible inks and are fi ltered through 5-micron fi lter press. The inks consist of anti-freezing properties and have outstanding adhesion property on a variety of absorbent as well as non-absorbent substrates, like cellophane, glassine paper, aluminium foils, metals, plastics, PVC, HDPE

Shivas Projects India Pvt Ltd - Ghaziabad - Uttar Pradesh Tel: 0120-286 7115, Fax: 0120-286 6986 Email: shivasprojects@vsnl.net, Website: www.shivasindia.com An ISO 9001-2008 Certified Company

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DRUM MOTORS

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G Engineers offers state-of-the-art drum motors (motorised conveyor pulleys) from Van der graaf, Holland. These drum motors come with IP-66 sealing, making them dustproof and waterproof, thus enabling them to work in the most adverse conditions. The IP-66 sealing allows steam or water jet washing of the drum motors. Crowned shell stops the conveyors belt from swaying and self-tracking. Motors inside the pulley always remain in oil bath, which helps in heat dissipation. Technical specifications include: 100 to 618 mm diameter, power of 0.05 to 22 kW, belt pull 55 to 14250 (N), belt speed 0.007 to 5.20 m/sec, shell width 260 to 2000 mm (more on request), etc. Shell material is of MS with anti-rust coating, MS with zinc galvanised, SS, polyacetal, polypropylene, polyethelene, etc. A G Engineers - Ghaziabad - Uttar Pradesh Tel: 0120-4159660, Fax: 0120-4151360 Email: info@agengineers.net, Website: www.agengineers.net



MARINE BEARINGS

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eroform marine bearings offered by Apex Precision Mechatronix have excellent bearing properties. These bearings, manufactured by Tenmat Ltd, UK, are used on all classes of seagoing and inland waterway vessels, including naval warships, patrol vessels, auxiliaries, submarines, tankers, bulk carriers, etc. The bearings are specially developed for wear resistance and stability with oil or water lubrication, making

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them ideal for under-water applications, such as on propeller shafts and rudder bearings. Due to the reduced maintenance and improved reliability the bearings can provide reduced operating costs and extended lifetime of the bearings. The components have excellent strength, durability and wear resisting characteristics even in abrasive conditions. They can also be used onshore typically for crane pivots, offshore for such application as pump bushes, thrust washers and cooling plant fi lter plates. Apex Precision Mechatronix Pvt Ltd - Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-5597 3360, Fax: 022-55973361 Email: hemani@bom2.vsnl.net.in, Website: www.apexmechatronics.com



PLATINISED PLATED ANODES

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latinum plated titanium, niobium, tantalum and zirconium anodes are manufactured by Ti anode Fabricators for various applications, like metal fi nishing, chlorination and cathodic protection; that can be supplied as wire, rod, expanded mesh, sheet, disc, ribbon and custom-made. The platinum plated anodes feature a complete metallurgical bond of the metals and are available as platinum claded, providing superior mechanical strength and ductility. These platinised anodes are insoluble and the platinum thickness can range from 0.5 micron to 20 micron depending on the application. Supplied as wire and rod from 2 mm diameter, sheet and mesh up to 650 mm W, the platinised anodes are dimensionally stable, which

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provide uniform plating in metal fi nishing applications and are non-polluting for cathodic protection. Applications include precious metal electroplating, chrome plating, electro-dialysis and the cathodic protection of storage tanks, pressure vessels, docks, pipelines and reinforced concrete structures. The anodes are priced according to composition, configuration and quantity. Ti Anode Fabricators Pvt Ltd - Chennai - Tamil Nadu Tel: 044-2278 1148, Fax: 044-2278 1362 Email: info@tianode.com, Website: www.tianode.com



PERMANENT DEMAGNETISERS

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hampion Industries offers permanent demagnetisers that are made from supreme quality raw materials to facilitate durability and performance. These products permit a quick and continuous elimination of ferrous contaminants from steel rods, pipes and wires. They are also offered in plate form as well as aperture form. Minimum voltage requirement is 230 V AC. These products are produced strictly adhering to national and international quality standards. Bench and tool demagnetisers remove magnetism that builds up on metal hand tools. Some of these small demagnetisers are AC powered whereas some use permanent magnets. Champion Industries - Surendranagar - Gujarat Tel: 02752-231741, Mob: 09898166908 Email: parthesh_acharya@yahoo.com

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ISOLATION TRANSFORMERS

I T Y off ers ndian Transformers & Electricals manufactures U A Land isolation transformers ranging up to 2000 kV A. These A Palso P R in O Vvarious ED transformers are available in 1:1 ratio and other ratios as per customers’ requirements. O Salient features include: three-phase 50/60 Hz; air-cooled dry type or naturally oil-cooled (ONAN); insulation class F/H in case of aircooled/dry-type & class A in case of oil-cooled; heavy designs with low losses; accessories/ fittings as desired by customers; in accordance with IS, IEC standards (others available on request); and also available with step-up/step-down voltage ratio.

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ELECTRONIC MILK TESTERS

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aipur Scientific Instruments offers electronic milk testers that are used for testing the purity of milk. These milk testers are suitable in both, automatic and semi-automatic range. Also available are milk weighing machines, milk collection units, dairy weigh machines, etc. Jaipur Scientif ic Instruments - Jaipur - Rajasthan Tel: 0141-2720064, Mob: 09829016264 Email: info@vivaweigh.com, Website: www.vivaweigh.com

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NETWORK MONITORING SOLUTIONS

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ektronix, Inc others the new VQNet Video Service Assurance Manager and IPM400A network probe, designed to help cable, telco and broadcast operators to proactively detect and resolve customer impacting problems across their IP networks. Tektronix has also offers a DVB-S2 interface for its MTM400A Transport Stream Monitor. With consumer options for watching digital video and rich media content continually expanding, maintaining Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) has emerged as a key to success for service providers. Along with increasing competition, network operators also must manage the complexity of delivering multiple services over IP-based networks. The challenge for operators is to fi nd tools that not only give useful information about service quality but also can direct them on how to efficiently solve problems before they severely impact customers. Moreover, operators need analysis insight across all network layers, including IP, RF and transport stream (TS). Tektronix network monitoring solutions are designed to empower operations staff with the simplest information necessary to identify and resolve customer impacting issues. Tektronix (India) Pvt Ltd - Bengaluru - Karnataka Tel: 080-2227 5577, Fax: 080-2227 5588 Email: india.mktg@tek.com, Website: www.tektronix.com



MICRO-OHMMETERS

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eco Instruments offers micro-ohmmeters that are known for offering 0.25 per cent basic accuracy. The maximum test current is 5 A for 7002 and 10 A for 7272. In addition, the technologically advanced range is known UALITY for durability, low power consumption, robustness, trouble-free operations A P Pand R Olonger V E D functional life. Offered in manual and auto range, these can be availed at cost-effective prices O (claims the company). In addition, the instruments NTR have large LCD with backlight and LED indication for invalid resistance measurement. The battery is operated with optional AC adapter. These micro-ohmmeters are used to measure electrical resistance of a conductor. User interface software is also provided for PC connection via RS232C cable, along with application program to represent realtime values and faculty to open/save recorded data, plot data, export data, print display screen, parameter setting, etc. The screen also displays current time, start time, system mode, sample rate, high limit, low limit, sample count and present sample value. The program also supports plotting of present or recorded data. Meco Instruments Pvt Ltd - Navi Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2767 3311, Fax: 022-2767 3310 Email: info@mecoinst.com, Website: www.mecoinst.com An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company



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aurashtra Industries manufactures and offers all types of non-ferrous metal bushings, brass bearings and components. These are suitable for various types of pumps, like centrifugal pumps, submersible pumps, monoblock pumps, turbine pumps, deep-well pumps, domestic pumps, self-priming pumps, high pressure pumps vacuum pumps, metering pumps, chemical pumps, jet pumps, process pumps, rotary gear pumps,

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flow pumps, hand pumps, etc. Analysis of non-ferrous metals materials is done in the in-house laboratory, so that customers can achieve exact materials as per their requirements. Manufacture of precision non-ferrous metal components as per customer’s drawings, samples, sketches, patterns and material specifications in bulk quantity are also undertaken. Saurashtra Industries - Rajkot - Gujarat Tel: 0281-2361943, Fax: 0281-2361943, Mob: 09825061515 Email: info@saurashtrabrass.com Website: www.saurashtrabrass.com



HIGH-PRESSURE TESTING EQUIPMENT

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mis Engineers designs, manufactures and commissions high-pressure testing equipment to meet specific customer’s requirements. These are used for testing of various items, like valve bodies, tanks, pipes, etc. Media for testing can be for water or hydraulic oils. The systems are designed and commissioned for testing burst pressure of copper tubes. All pressure testing equipment are custom-built and designed to meet specific requirements of the customers. Amis Engineers - Secunderabad - Andhra Pradesh Tel: 040-2753 3139/5211, Fax: 040-2753 4617 Email: info@amisengineers.com, Website: www.amisengineers.com

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NEEDLE VALVES

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luid Controls manufactures and offers needle valves with integral bonnet screwed ends. These are compact needle type valves for isolation of lines, sampling, throttling & similar applications. The valves have screwed ends to be used with pipes & tubes. Technical specifications include: test pressure at 25°C room temperature; hydrostatic body at 413 kg/cm² & seat at 280 kg/cm²; pneumatic seat at 40 kg/cm²; gland packing is PTFE standard & graphoil with temperature above 180°C; materials of construction are A 105, A 479 SS304, A 479 SS316, A182 Gr F 316 SS monel, hastelloy; and fi nish is CS zinc plated, dichromated & SS natural. Fluid Controls Pvt Ltd - Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2430 4411, Fax: 022-2436 2160 Email: sales@fluidcontrols.com, Website: www.fluidcontrols.com



MULTI-STAGE CENTRIFUGAL PUMPS

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R and CRN series centrifugal pumpsets from Grundfos Pumps India, are non self-priming, vertical, multi-stage inline pumps with mechanical shaft seals and bearings lubricated by the pumped liquid. The main pump components are made of corrosion resistant stainless steel. These pumps are directly coupled to totally enclosed and fan-cooled motors whose main dimensions are as per IEC and DIN standards. The CR series is ideal for applications where flexibility is of importance and due to their compact inline design they can be fitted almost anywhere, even where space is limited. CRN series pumps use high grade stainless steel to pump aggressive liquid and both CR and CRN use stainless steel for all vital pump parts, both precision made impellers and the chambers. Smooth surface of the stainless and double curvature of the impeller blades provide for regular, steady operation and high efficiency ratio. The CR range of pumps fi nd application in handling process water, boiler feed, fi re fi ghting, heating and cooling plants, water treatment plants, fi ltration and reverse osmosis systems, irrigation and water supply schemes. Grundfos Pumps India Pvt Ltd - Chennai - Tamil Nadu Tel: 044-2496 6800, Fax: 044-2496 6969 Email: salesindia@grundfos.com, Website: www.grundfos.com

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panel lock; 4-20 mA control; pulse-/timer-based batch control; anti-cavitation function; easy calibration function; and fieldbus communication module (option). Technical specifications are capacity maximum 48 LPH, pressure maximum 18 bar; and liquid temperature maximum +50°C. Applications are in injection of chemical in water & wastewater treatment systems, washing systems, swimming pools and process plants. Air Fluid Engineers & Equipments - Chandigarh - Haryana Tel: 0172-5012220, Fax: 0172-501 2221 Email: airfluid@airfluidindia.com, Website: www.airfluidindia.com An ISO 9001:2000 Certified Company



VALVES

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ninam Industrial Marketing Company offers valves such as Zoloto, Amco and SPFIC. Zoloto is accredited with ISO 9001 certified by UL of USA, while SPFIC range offers stainless steel (SS) dairy fittings, pipes, SS butterfly valve with SMS/IDF union & SS centrifugal pumps. Amco valves are available in SS 304/ SS 316, cast steel, forged steel, cast iron, ball valve (screwed/fl anged), wafer check valve, diaphragm valves, piston valves, plug valve, Y-type strainers, knife edge gate valves, etc. Uninam Industrial Marketing Co - Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2371 4415, Fax: 022-2284 9108, Mob: 09820041344 Email: info@uninam.com, Website: www.uninam.com



FASTENERS FOR PUMPS MANUFACTURING

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BC Industrial Fasteners offers fasteners components that are useful in hydraulics, pneumatics, pumps & valves manufacturing units. Components are of BSP, BSPT, NPT, NPTF and MM. These fasteners are available in sizes, like hex socket type, hex head type, sq head type, tapper plug/ pipe plugs, BSPT 1/8 to 1½”, NPT/NPTF 1/16 to 1½”, 5 to 48 mm tapper plug, hex head plug, hex head collar plug & hex socket type Allen plug 1/8 BSP to 2” and 8 mm to 56 mm diameter, BSP copper packing washers 1/8 to 2”dia. Hex socket Allen bolt, grub screws, hex head, bolt nut washers, square head T-bolt, eye bolt, carriage bolt, stud A 193 B7 stud. Philips star punch & slotted machine screws. Solid dowel pin, tapper pin, grooved pin & spring dowel pin. Standard reference is as per IS, BS, JIS, DIN, ISO, ASTM & GOST standards. Th reads are in mm size coarse & fi ne pitch, BSW, BSF, UNC, UNF, BSP, BSPT, NPT/NPTF, 4 to 12 nos size along with NC/NF threads. Material grades include: MS, HTS 8.8, 10.9, 12.9, brass, SS304/316 & 410 HTS R, S, T, V grade. ABC Industrial Fasteners - Mumbai - Maharashtra Tel: 022-2847 0806, Fax: 022-2847 0705 Email: response@abcfasteners.com Website: www.abcfasteners.com

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motron’s FDU AC drives have been developed to control flow and pressure. These drives offer efficient and reliable operation of pumps, fans and compressors, reducing energy and maintenance costs. The FDU series covers powers of up to 3,000 kW. Model FDU 2.0 AC drive optimises the operation of pumps, fans, compressors and blowers. The process is protected from damage and downtime, and users will benefit from reduced installation, energy and maintenance costs. The FDU AC drives regulate flow and pressure by continuously adapting motor speed. Multiple pump or compressor control is a reliable and cost-efficient method of keeping a constant flow or pressure despite varying demands. The removable control panel has a copy function for transferring settings to other Emotron FDU units. Compact standalone 2.5-250 A units are IP54 classified. The robust steel construction can be installed close to the application, which saves the cost of cabinets and long motor cables. Emotron AB - Helsingborg - Sweden Tel: +46-42-169900, Fax: +46-42-169949 Email: info@emotron.se, Website: www.emotron.com



VERTICAL TURNING MACHINES

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mag Holding offers VL-3 standard vertical turning machines for chucked components: turning + automation on a single machine, implemented on the smallest possible footprint. What distinguishes the standard vertical turning machines of the VL series are high productivity levels, constantly maintained precision, exceptional process integrity and a high degree of operator friendliness. The pick-up spindle forms part of the overhead slide and serves as a work handling unit. Short traverses and the machine’s compact design make for exceptionally short loading and cycle times. Some of the advantages of these machines are: integrated automation, low capital outlay; automatic workpiece changeover in the shortest possible time; short travel times fro loading & machining, resulting in shortest possible cycle times; high degree of availability; ideal chip flow conditions; very short chip-to-chip times; small footprint; and integrated measuring (optional VL-5). Technical specifications include: chuck diameter 170 mm; swing diameter 210 mm; X-axis travel 400 mm; and Z-axis travel 200 mm. Emag Holding GmbH - Salach - Germany Tel: +49-7162-17267, Fax: +49-7162-17199 Email: communications@emag.de, Website: www.emag.de



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ognex Corporation offers its next generation wafer identification (ID) reader and accompanying software, the In-Sight 1740 series and In-Sight Explorer Wafer ID software version 4.5.0. The new product family includes features designed to improve both read rates and reliability, while making it easier to confi gure and maintain

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the reader on a wide range of wafer handling and process tools. The In-Sight 1740 series improves upon a product family that was already considered to be the standard in the semiconductor industry for wafer readers. Faster processing speed also helps the readers to take advantage of new automatic, self-optimization features. These new features can dramatically increase read rates and reliability on even the most difficult-to-read ID marks while ensuring trouble-free, unattended operation. In-Sight 1740 series readers also include a superior, integrated illumination system to that of its predecessors. Cognex Corporation - Massachusetts - USA Tel: +1-508-6503000, Fax: +1-508-6503333 Email: contactus@cognex.com, Website: www.cognex.com



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ay Electronique offers new range of multi-function radio remote controls (Orion series) that combine freedom of control, compactness & adequacy with very many standard, industrial and multifunction applications. The Orion range of radio remote controls offers a very large variety of transmitters & receivers; a facility of association between transmitters/receivers and buttons/ relays; programming of the operating modes & interlockings; 18 different frequencies on certain models; and 1 button start/stop controlling a relay start on certain models. Jay Electronique - Ismier Cedex - France Tel: +33-476-414400, Fax: +33-476-414444 Email: com@jay.electronique.fr, Website: www.jay-electronique.fr



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lfa welding helmets from Kemppi Oy are welding helmets intended for arc welding, carbon arc gouging, and plasma cutting. These welding helmets are used to protect the welder’s eyes, head, and neck from arc radiation, reflected radiation from the environment, and welding spatters. The helmets can also be used as protective gear during grinding and skimming while keeping the fi lter glass in the upright position. Kemppi Oy - Lahti - Finland Tel: +358-3-89911, Fax: +358-3-899428 Email: export@kemppi.com, Website: www.kemppi.com



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aporiti offers vertical honing machines for superior fi nish of internal holes, such as in hydraulic cylinders, single and twin screw barrels, etc. These honing machines’ vertical head slides on the roller guides. A system of pumps and fi lters allow the recirculation of lubricant utilised in the process. Available stroke ranges from 2000 mm to 4500 mm. External diameters are up to 500 mm. Variable speed is up to 250 RPM.

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he Eraser Company Inc offers collapsible reelers and dereelers for producing neat coils of wire and dereeling ITY U A Lthe hanks or coils of material by reversing reeling operation. An adjustable friction clutch is incorporated to APPROVED prevent overruns in dereeling operations. These are ideal units for use in dereeling, measuring, cutting and reeling operations by production kitters, jobbers, and electrical contractors. Technical specifications include: coil dimension/inside diameter fi xed at 27” (686 mmø); coil dimension/outside diameter variable up to 36” (914 mmø); width of coil at inside diameter up to 6 1/4” (159 mm); width of coil at maximum outside diameter up to 9 1/2” (241 mm); capacity length up to 300’ (91M) of 3/4” (19 mmø) diameter wire or equivalent; and capacity weight of coil 150 lbs (68.2 kg) maximum. The Eraser Company, Inc - New York - USA Tel: +1-315-4543237, Fax: +1-315-4543090 Email: info@eraser.com, Website: www.eraser.com An ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company



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eyence (Malaysia) offers PS-N series digital photoelectric sensors. High environmental resistance and cable extension capabilities provide increased installation versatility. Because the sensor head cable is a simple power cable, it can be extended to the desired length. By soldering or using a

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metal connector, it can be extended to a maximum of 10 m. While the conventional PS series has only fi ne and turbo modes, it is now equipped with additional power modes including mega mode, like the FS-N series. Th is allows the PS series to be used in applications where strong light intensity is required. The PS series lineup includes a broad range of sensor heads that have a wide variety of special characteristics, such as the environmentally resistant models that are encased in PFA for protection, or the limited range reflective models that are able to avoid the effects of the background. Keyence (Malaysia) SDN BHD - Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia Tel: +60-3-20922211, Fax: +60-3-20922131 Email: info@keyence.com.my Website: www.keyence.com.my



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hoenix Contact GmbH manufactures interface terminal blocks with two PDT contacts. These interfaces consist of 14 mm narrow base terminal blocks as well as pluggable 2-PDT relays. They are narrow, quick and easy to install and throughout bridgeable. Despite the little space required, the contacts can carry a direct load of up to 6 A, 250 V AC. Due to the pitch-free jumper system, the interface terminal blocks save space and costs. The modular, pluggable structure with universally useable relays ensures f lexibility and convenient handling, from the system planning to many years of use. Supplementing actuator variants take up all connections of the actuators directly at the interface and save feed-in and return conductor terminal blocks as well as their wiring. Further performance features are IP67 protected relays, safe disconnection according to VDE 0106-101, integrated input and protection circuits, and the possibility of marking with standard terminal block marking material. Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co KG - Blomberg - Germany Tel: +49-5235-341512, Fax: +49-5235-341825 Email: info@phoenixcontact.com Website: www.phoenixcontact.com

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TEMPERATURE & HUMIDITY INTEGRATED SENSORS

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utotronic Enterprise Co offers temperature and humidity integrated sensors with high accuracy, and micro electronic circuit design, that ensure high stability. The AHT300 series is designed to serve the building automation/ HVAC market, as well as a wide variety of general purpose relative humidity monitoring applications. All models provide maximum flexibility to the installer, wall-mount, ductmount and with a separate sensor. Several different outputs are available for the options (0-5 V, 0-10 V, 1-5 V, 4-20 mA and RS485 modbus), which meet most industrial systems. Temperature measuring versions are available from 0-50°C, 50°C to 50°C or 0 to 100°C. The accuracy to temperature can be ±0.3°C or ±0.4°C. The AHT300 series is available in humidity accuracies of ±2 per cent and ±3 per cent. Dew point measuring function is also a feature to this series product. Autotronic Enterprise Co, Ltd - Chung Ho City - Taiwan Tel: +886-2-22235889, Fax: +886-2-22226830 Email: contact@aecl.com.tw, Website: www.aecl.com.tw



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neumax offers Optyma32-S solenoid valves that are designed in order to complete the Optyma series of valves. Optyma-S, 12.5 mm size, integrates all the technical features already developed and implemented on the Optima-T & F, such as the integrated electrical connection. Technical specifications include: flow rate up to 400 N; mono & bi-stable valves have the same dimensions; easy & fast assembly on the sub-base; possibility to replace a valve without the need of disconnecting the pneumatic pipes; electrical & pneumatic connections positioned on the same side; possibility to operate with different pressures & vacuum; quick coupling connections for consumption, exhaust & air supply all on the same side; management of 32 electrical signals; protection grade of IP65 directly integrated in the manifold components; and manifolds can be directly integrated with the most common field bus systems. Pneumax SpA - Lurano (BG) - Italy Tel: +39-35-4192777, Fax: +39-35-4192740 Email: info@pneumaxspa.com , Website: www.pneumaxspa.com



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the fi rst being differential signal sensors, such as strain gauge load cells used to measure force or tension. The second being single-ended signal sensors such as LVDT load cells used to measure force or tension and web guide sensors used to measure web position. These signal conditioners easily integrate into a system because excitation voltages are adjustable and bipolar. Model SC100’s excitation voltage is also capable of handling demanding sensor loads. Outputs can be scaled to any desired engineering unit using onboard zero and span potentiometers. The SC100 interfaces easily with PLCs, PCs, indicators or other process controls. The signal conditioners are primarily for the web control industry, but may also be used in industries using low voltage analog sensors where amplification is needed for monitoring or further process control. Nexen Group, Inc - Minnesota - USA Tel: +1-651-4845900, Fax: +1-651-2861099 Email: info@nexengroup.com, Website: www.nexengroup.com



TOOL KITS

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rabit-Pro 4-piece tool kits offered by Alden Corporation, work on broken bolts from as small as no 10 to as large as 3/8 in (5 mm-10 mm). These kits can drill up to grade 8 or 10.9 class fasteners. They quickly and easily remove most damaged screws, such as hex, Phillips, torx, square drive; sizes no 4-24 from wood, plastic or metal up to 3 inches in length. Serrated extracting end of tool results in greater torque for hard to remove bolts and screws. Professional grade multi-purpose extractors are compatible with quick-connect chuck systems or are chucked directly into drill. Features include: two-step drill bit & extractor in one tool, multiple tools not required; no bolt preparation required; self-centering drill tip eliminates walking or wandering; no grinding or center punching required; work on jagged, uneven & rough breaks; tempered twice for extra hardness; and made from M2 HSS. Alden Corporation - Connecticut - USA Tel: +1-800-8325336, Website: www.aldn.com



PHOTOELECTRIC DIAGNOSTICS SENSORS

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eamTracker (model BT-1) from Banner Engineering Corporation are photoelectric diagnostics sensors that provide an easy means for troubleshooting any modulated photoelectric system. These are small, wireless sensors, which can receive any modulated photoelectric light source. They also have inbuilt high-frequency emitters that are detected by any Banner photoelectric receivers, as well as by those of most other photoelectric manufacturers. The sensors include Banner’s exclusive alignment indicating device, which displays the relative strength of the light, which they receive from a modulated source. They provide a fast and accurate way to check sensor alignment in opposed photoelectric systems. These are valuable tools for locating the center of a beam when installing long range opposed pairs. They can also be used to

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quickly check for light output from any infrared remote control. The photoelectric diagnostics sensors are housed in rugged Valox case, which includes an aiming sight, plus a convenient mounting hole for a strap or a cord. They are completely selfcontained and powered by standard 9 V batteries, which provide about 10 hours of continuous use. Banner Engineering Corporation - Minnesota - USA Tel: +1-763-5443164, Fax: +1-763-5443213 Email: sensors@bannerenginering.com Website: www.bannerengineering.com



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wyer Instruments Inc manufactures and offers new air velocity transmitters (series 641) that are ideal instruments for monitoring airflow. These transmitters use a heated mass flow sensor, which allows for precise velocity measurements at various flow rates and temperatures. The instruments’ 16-field selectable ranges provide them the versatility to be selected for several airflow applications. Optional LED produces a complete, low-cost solution for local indication of airflow. Dwyer Instruments Inc - Indiana - USA Tel: +1-219-8798000, Fax: +1-219-8729057 Email: info@dwyer-inst.com, Website: www.dwyer-inst.com



TEMPERATURE & HUMIDITY MODULES

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+E Elektronik offers temperature and humidity modules (model EE03) that are inexpensive, highly accurate dew point detection modules for OEM applications. These instruments communicate via two-wire digital protocol (E2). Originally designed for automotive industry, these devices have excellent long-term stability and are ideal for plenty of applications that require remote or embedded RH and temperature measurements or surface condensation monitoring. E+E Elektronik GmbH - Osterreich - Austria Tel: +43-7235-6050, Fax: +43-7235-6058 Email: info@epulse.at, Website: www.epulse.net



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uniorFlux pump kits offered by FluxGerate GmbH are used for fi lling, transferring or dispensing small amounts of acids, alkalis, deionized water, cleaning agents, photo developers, etc. Some of their features include: sealless in the liquid section; shaft in Hastelloy-C; impeller in ETFE; outer-Ø 25 mm; thread on outlet G 1 A (BSP 1” male); ease of handling due to lightweight construction (2 kg); ergonomic handle for single-hand operation; and optimum carboy emptying due to ideal impeller design. Pump


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type is F314 PP-25/19 in polypropylene. Immersion length is 700 mm. Motor type is commutator motor 230 W, 230 V, 50 Hz, IP24, including power supply cable, 5 m long, and 2-speed switch for speed control. Accessories supplied with the pump include: hose connector PP, flexible PVC hose DN 13, 1,5 m long, 2 hose clips, and lever tap PP, seal FKM. Flux-Gerate GmbH - Maulbronn - Germany Tel: +49-7043-101110, Fax: +49-7043-101555 Email: info@flux-pumpen.de, Website: www.flux.pumpen.de



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E Power Controls offers low voltage distribution boards that are developed as a range of system enclosures. These are complete solutions for low voltage distribution boards up to 630 A for commercial and industrial environments. The QuiXtra 630 is delivered as a fl at kit, to be assembled, equipped and wired by a panel builder or installer. The range consists of both, wall mounting and floor standing sheet steel enclosures, as well as busbars and functional units to easily integrate all types of low voltage electrical devices up to 630A. The combination of the QuiXtra 630 enclosure and original GE LV electrical devices are designed according the new standard IEC 61439-2. Salient features include: safe, simple & flexible, door ready to mount, attractive design, easy & quick to assemble, rigidity, sturdiness, etc. Areas of applications include: plants, small factories, waste recycling, OEMs, components-parts productions, printing, telecommunications, data-call centres, airports, hospitals, banks, public transportation, railways, subways, government buildings, commercial offices, shopping malls, schools, stores, gasoline stations, restaurants, small shops, etc. GE Power Controls - Merelbeke - Belgium Tel: +32-9-2103861, Fax: +32-9-2103960 Email: alex.maryns@gepc.ge.com Website: www.gepowercontrols.com



REFRIGERATED GAS COOLING UNITS

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ankison GCU series refrigerated gas cooling units are built with quality components and equipped for 50 to 330 scfm (85 to 561 nm³/h) operations. These systems incorporate compact heat exchanger technology, integral fi ltration, and energy management monitor (EMM) support. Temperature sensitive applications, such as surface cooling of glass moulds and hot metal parts benefit from a stable supply of cool, clean process air. Blow-off operations gain efficiency by removing excess oils, dust and liquids. The gas cooling units guarantee service support when needed and the clean, cool air required for your processes. Hankison International - Philadelphia - USA Tel: +1-724-7451555, Fax: +1-724-7456040 Website: www.hankisonintl.com

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CABLE BOXES

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SO-Elektra Elektrochemische Fabric offers RC cast resin cable joint and branch off boxes that are made to reliably connect and branch off low voltage power cables. These cable boxes are proved suitability and quality since more than 30 years. They are optimised regarding occupational and environmental safety, and contain 60 per cent raw materials from renewable native sources. Other features include: simple handling, few parts, precut gaskets; extensive advising & service; ISO-RC cast resin-cable joint boxes for applications up to 0.6/1 kV; and quality controlled according to DIN/ISO/EN 9001/29001. ISO-Elektra Elektrochemische Fabric GmbH - Elze - Germany Tel: +49-5068-9250, Fax: +49-5068-92525 Email: info@iso-elektra.de Website: www.iso-elektra.de

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ENERGY EXPO 2011 Focus: Technology for power, coal, gas, renewable energy, non-renewable energy, clean & green energy, power transmission and distribution equipment and financing options Where: Gujarat University Exhibition Hall, Ahmedabad, Gujarat Tel: 022 24931790 Fax: 022 24939463 E-mail: romaldine.ayire@cii.in Web: www.cii.in/Events.aspx

HANNOVER MILANO FAIRS INDIA Focus: Five concurrent shows on materials handling and logistics, hydraulics & pneumatics, electro mechanical transmission, process and production automation, surface technology, laser systems and laser technology for manufacturing Where: Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru Tel: 022 40050681 Fax: 022 40050683 E-mail: info@hmf-india.com Web: www.hmf-india.com

CONBUILD VIETNAM 2011 Focus: Construction machinery, building material machines, construction vehicles and building materials, technology and services Where: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center, Vietnam Tel: +65 62360988 Fax: +65 62361966 E-mail: mmi_sg@mmiasia.com.sg Web: www.mmiasia.com

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IMTEX FORMING 2012 Focus: International Forming Technology Exhibition Where: Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru Tel: +91 (080)66246600 E-mail: imtma@imtma.in Web: http://www.imtex.in

ELECRAMA 2012 Focus: Power transmission & distribution equipment Where: Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai Tel: +91-22-2498 4226/ 4227 Fax: +91-22-2497 5140 E-mail: mumbai@ieema.org

ELE TRADE 2012 Focus: Electronic components Where: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan Tel: +81-3-3349-8502 Fax: +81-3-3349-4900 E-mail: inw-k@reedexpo.co.jp

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9TH EVERYTHINGABOUTWATER EXPO 2012 Focus: Water & wastewater management Where: India Expo Centre And Mart, Greater Noida Tel: +91-11- 4310 0568/ 0572/ 0500 Mob: +91 98910 54929 Fax: +91 11 4310 0599 E-mail: enquiry@eawater.com

IPTEX12 Focus: Power transmission Where: Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai Tel: 080 - 2556 7028 Fax: 080 - 2556 7028 E-mail: info@virgo-comm.com

TIRE TECHNOLOGY EXPO 2012 Focus: Tire design & manufacturing Where: Cologne, Germany Tel: +44 (0) 1306 743744 Fax: +44 (0) 1306 742525 E-mail: colinscott@ukintpress.com


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27-29 March 2012 WESTEC 2012 Focus: Cutting Tools & Multi-tasking Machine Tools Where: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA Tel: 313 425 3000 E-mail: service@sme.rg

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MODERN MACHINE SHOP Focus: Metalworking machinery Where: India Exposition Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, UP Tel: 080 - 66246600 Fax: 080 - 66246661 Email: info@imtma.in

DIEMOULD INDIA 2012 Focus: Dies & moulds Where: Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai Tel: 022 - 28526876 / 28508976 Fax: 022 - 28503273 E-mail: mumbai@tagmaindia.org

HANNOVER MESSE 2012 Focus: World’s leading manufacturing technology & automation trade show Where: Hannover, Germany Tel: +49 511 89-31146 Fax: +49 511 89-31149 Web: www.hannovermesse.de

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ACMEE 2012 Focus: Manufacturing technology Where: Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai Tele: 044 - 2625 8619 E-mail: info@acmee.in

GREENBUILDING Focus: Energy efficiency Where: Verona Exhibition Centre, Italy Ph. +39 0439 84 98 55 press@solarexpo.com

CONTAMINATION CONTROL & CLEANROOM PRODUCTS Focus: Contamination control & cleanroom products Where: NEC, Birmingham, UK Tel: +44 (0)7801 346454 E-mail: jason.moss@ubm.com

PUNE (Maharashtra) 18-21 Nov’ 2011 Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre, Pimpri-Chinchwad

CHENNAI (Tamil Nadu) 8-11 Dec’ 2011 Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam

INDORE (Madhya Pradesh) 6-9 Jan’ 2012 Poddar Plaza, Near Gandhi Hall

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AURANGABAD (Maharashtra) 17-20 Feb’ 2012 Garware Stadium


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Pune 18-21 Nov. 2011 Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre

GATEWAY TO EXUBERANT OPPORTUNITIES The industrial hub of Pune is gearing up to witness the mélange of latest technologies and innovative products at the highly awaited engineering congregation, Engineering Expo – Pune. To be held from November 18-21, 2011, at Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre, Pimpri, the event will reinforce itself as a leading platform for companies to reach out to the target audience and display their manufacturing prowess. It will also enable the business fraternity to collaborate with companies and find the right partners and solutions. SWAPNIL PILLAI estern India is the second-largest consumer goods market after northern market. Various developmental policies and initiatives have resulted in the emergence of Pune as a preferred choice for the manufacturing companies to establish their base in the region. The proximity to Nhava Sheva port and the presence of a huge supplier base are some of the key investment drivers for this region. The bustling industrial hub of Pimpri-Chinchwad has seen many multinational corporations (MNCs) setting up their base here to leverage on the small & medium enterprise (SME) advantage. Engineering Expo – Pune, being organised by Infomedia 18, is a testimony to the rising significance of Pune in the Indian industrial landscape. Milan Supanekar, Proprietor, Welding Technologies India, observes, “Pune is a preferred manufacturing destination for automobile as well as engineering companies. This has a favourable repercussion on the development of the SME sector here. Therefore, the business environment for SMEs is favourable.”

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good transportation and logistics support, and has comparatively less union troubles. These factors have resulted in the creation of a positive environment, suitable for high growth rate and capital investment.” As per the latest figures released by the Auto Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), Pune has 53 large companies with a collective turnover of $1,400 million, and exports worth $235 million. Additionally, there are about 7,000 auto ancillary units in and around Pune. According to SJ Gijare, GM – Handling Equipment Division, CTR Manufacturing Industries, “Pune was home to many ‘start-up’ SMEs in the 1960s and 1970s with hi-tech products that met the requirements of defence establishments and some large private companies. The last decade has witnessed a high growth in the SME sector with thousands of such units coming up and adopting latest manufacturing and management techniques.”

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LEVERAGING THE LEGACY Engineering Expo enjoys wide media coverage and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to consistently meeting the expectations of both, exhibitors and visitors alike. The previous edition of the event generated business worth `47 crore and more than 6,038 business leads. This has reinforced the faith of exhibitors in the event, which is evident from the fact that this year’s edition is already fully booked two months in advance. Referring to the event as a gateway to Pune’s industrial opportunity, Prasanna Kulkarni, Business Manager – Industrial Air, Atlas Copco (India), says, “Engineering Expo provides an excellent platform to interact and touch base with the customers. It enables us to not only showcase our products but also provide live demonstrations. This interactive forum provides companies a chance to display their products and discuss the latest happenings in the industry. Western region is one of the important markets and companies will utilise the platform of Engineering Expo to create a brand that comes first in the mind of the customer and is synonymous with quality.” Elaborating further on the crucial role played by Engineering Expo in enhancing business prospects, Prashant Wani, Proprietor, Shende Sales Corporation, states, “The Expo has carved a niche for itself among professionals, and thereby attracts


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quality visitors. This enables us to reach a wide base of customers and generate a high amount of business.” S Chandra Sekar, Senior Manager – Western Region, S&T Engineers, feels that the event enables exhibitors to forge new relations with decision makers from the SME sector and corporate houses, who are regular visitors at the event. “It helps us to connect with our existing customers as well as meet prospective clients, besides showcasing our new range of products. Mainly, it gives us the opportunity to identify and interact with decision makers from various big and small companies,” he adds.

MORE IN STORE The sixth edition of the event aims at empowering visitors with the latest technology. Companies can use this Expo to strengthen customers’ confidence and loyalty in the brand & take advantage of new opportunities.

As Engineering Expo Pune continues its success saga, an ebullient Sandeep Khosla, CEO – Publishing, Infomedia 18, puts this in perspective, “Engineering Expo has come a long way today by becoming one of India’s largest multi-location (other places include Ahmedabad, Chennai, Indore, Rudrapur and Aurangabad) SME meeting points.” He further adds, “Over the years, it has successfully delivered its goal of becoming a preferred destination for SMEs and manufacturing & engineering companies to connect, transact and leverage on ideas to foster the growth of individual organisations as well as that of the industry at large. As we look forward with further value additions for even better experience and reach to the target audience, we welcome large, medium & small industries in the manufacturing and servicing sector to be a part of the Expo in this exciting journey.”

Gijare, who feels that Engineering Expo plays a vital role in bridging the gap between business stakeholders, says, “The event enables manufacturers and traders from Maharashtra and other states to showcase their products and services, thereby gaining brand recognition & additional customers. Also, many visitors to these exhibitions, particularly in the SME segment, have gained appropriate knowledge and solutions to meet their specific requirements.” With the Indian industry poised to maintain the high growth momentum in the coming years, expectations are high about an upbeat investment environment in Pune. This spells excellent business opportunities for the manufacturing sector to scale new heights, and Engineering Expo Pune would act as a catalyst towards achieving milestones. swapnil.pillai@infomedia18.in

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OPTIMISING THE NORTHERN ADVANTAGE The ‘Think Global… Act Local’ anthem got another anecdote. With major multinational manufacturing and general engineering companies participating and visiting the maiden edition of Engineering Expo – Rudrapur, this northern stronghold got a befitting partner. With many promises delivered and many made, the Expo concluded with a promise to come back next year with more offerings and more opportunities for the participating and visiting companies. A report... ARINDAM GHOSH & business, all under one enabling roof. ew age realities spring Engineering Expo Rudrapur Stats Vikas G Patil, Incharge – Customer some unwritten guiding 223 Exhibitors Care, Ratnaparkhi Electronics India, principals. In the 5,260 Visitors one of the exhibitors at the event, boundaryless market 15,000+ substantiates this fact. “We have been reality, it is critical for Products & services on display participating in Engineering Expo companies to establish a strong base in `11.25 crore since the past 4-5 years and we are the local markets. This guiding principal Business generated grateful that Infomedia 18 has given takes a very different dimension when 1,25,000 sqft Exhibition area us this opportunity to participate and the multinational corporations have to 77,000 kg Machinery moved display our machines in Engineering establish the local connect and client Expo – Rudrapur. Engineering base while keeping their gaze fixed 50 Cities participated Expo takes place in areas where new on the global trend. To combat such industries are coming up and I hope intent of highlighting India’s new critical needs, many skillfully crafted that Infomedia 18 keeps searching for manufacturing hub situated in the ‘meet your customers’ or ‘showcase new and lucrative places so that we northern belt intact, it indeed helped your innovations’ platforms are created. can also reach there and showcase our the manufacturing fraternity to come But when it is a veteran of a brand like machines,” he says. together and created a conducive Engineering Expo and an opportune The inauguration function of the business environment for manufacturers location like Rudrapur, the scope and Expo saw the attendance of Chief to network, showcase and build brands extent of such platforms multiply Guest Tilak Raj Behar, manifold. The latest edition MLA, Rudrapur; along of the Engineering Expo, an with the Guest of Honour, established trade show brand Jyoti CNC Automation Bajaj Darbara Singh, President, of Infomedia 18, turned out Tussor Machine Tools India Hindustan Zinc Kumaun Garhwal Chamber to be a huge success in terms CTR Manufacturing Industries Tata Motors of Commerce and Industry of its quest towards bringing Atlas Copco (India) Acme Tele Power (KGCCI) – Uttarakhand; out the message to the Chicago Pneumatic Sales Delta Meena Sharma, Chairman, entire Indian manufacturing S&T Engineers Era Metal Rudrapur Municipality and fraternity of a new and Ashok Leyland HP Anil Sharma, Lawyer; in emerging manufacturing hub Siemens HCL the presence of Sudhanva – Rudrapur – located in the Ingersoll-Rand (India) Haldiram’s Jategaonkar, Associate Vice state of Uttarakhand. Machine Tools India Imperial Auto Industries President, Infomedia 18. With the aim and

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The guests highlighted the need to tap the potential of this region and offer a fillip to the industries here by providing them with a conducive networking environment and stateof-the-art products & services. “Rudrapur has been emerging as an industrial destination Engineering Expo Rudrapur boasted of profuse industry participation for companies and from diversified manufacturing spaces. the state is garnering the Government of Uttarakhand benefits from this growth. I am sure in furthering industrial growth of that events such as Engineering Expo the state and that is the intent of will further substantiate the importance launching the Rudrapur Edition of Rudrapur as a major industrial of Engineering Expo.” Setting up hub. The expanse of products & manufacturing facilities in the tier II technologies on display at the event and tier III cities is the new mantra will offer a whole new gamut of opportunities for existing companies as for all big manufacturing companies well as pave the way for the growth of in India. Cities like Pune, Nagpur and prospective companies in the region,” Indore are slowly and steadily finding Behar points out. spaces in the investment and expansion plans of big companies as they provide easy access to land, labour & logistics RUDRAPUR SHINING expertise, strategic geographical The latest edition of Engineering locations, etc. Led by manufacturing Expo turned out to be an eye opener of biggies, Rudrapur is fast emerging as sorts. It highlighted the potential that a leading investment destination in the new manufacturer-friendly regions like northern belt of the country. Rudrapur in northern India have to offer to manufacturers. Elaborating further on the same, Singh opines, “There are EXHIBITORS POSITIVE ON RUDRAPUR many reasons why big manufacturing Held during September 23-26, 2011, companies are setting up their plants in Engineering Expo Rudrapur boasted Rudrapur. Apart from the fact that the of profuse industry participation from region is highly adaptable, the State diversified manufacturing spaces, Government is very supportive and which included machine tools, process offers manufacturers a slew of industrymachinery and equipment, material friendly policies. Companies wanting handling equipment, hydraulics to set up base here can have access & pneumatics, automation and to skilled manpower and resources. In instrumentation, electrical & electronics, addition, proximity to Delhi is one of light and medium engineering, safety & the biggest advantages that this region security, packaging machinery, etc. from offers investors.” all over the country. Substantiating this, Commenting from the organiser’s Patil states, “The business generated perspective on the choice of a new has been quite good. A lot of potential location for organising Engineering customers had visited our stall. Based Expo, Jategaonkar explains, “Going by on the enquiries I am getting, if things the customers’ feedback, we selected work out, around 30-40 per cent of my Rudrapur as our next destination. We business will come from Rudrapur.” are committed to work closely with On how he plans to cash in on the

lucrative opportunities that Rudrapur offers, TN Gopinath, Director – Technical & Marketing, Suyog Rubber India, one of the exhibitors at the event, explains, “We are located in Hardwar as we are suppliers to Mahindra, who are our primary customers in Uttarakhand. Having said that we would like to develop business in Rudrapur as it is a potentially bigger business opportunity in comparison to Hardwar.” Highlighting the healthy relationship, which Infomedia 18 shares with the exhibitors, Arun Nene, Manager – Channel Support, Jyoti CNC Automation, who was one of the exhibitors, avers, “Our relationship with Infomedia 18 has brought us to Rudrapur.” Responding to the question on expectations from Engineering Expo – Rudrapur, Michael A Martyr, Sr GM, Trident Precision International, says, “The event has certainly exceeded my expectations. I see a huge potential in Rudrapur.”

SATISFIED VISITORS The responses from visitors were quite encouraging as well. They highlighted that such events should be organised more often in future. “The Expo was highly informative. More events like these should be organised here,” opines Joginder Singh, Managing Partner, JK Industries, adding, “The event met my expectations and it has been able to meet some of my business requirements as well.” Another visitor, Papu Prasad Sharma, Manager – Electrical, Teracom, avers, “The event was well organised and the products spread was good.” Commenting on the potential that events like Engineering Expo hold, Martyr concludes, “Such exhibitions give you a lot of food for thought and lots of opportunity to learn besides offering the opportunity to become a service provider to companies looking out for vendors or suppliers. I find a lot of potential in these Expos.” arindam.ghosh@infomedia18.in

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ELECTRIFYING GROWTH The electronics market in India has great potential. Helping manufacturers connect with their prospective clients for new businesses as well as strengthen ties with existing customers was the thought behind organising electronica India 2011 & productronica India 2011. With SEARCH as its media partner, the trade show held from September 1316, 2011, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, highlighted the opportunities in store for the electronics industry and offered industry players a platform to expand their connect. A report… ARINDAM GHOSH ndia has emerged as an important destination for the manufacturing of electronic applications and its product spectrum is optimally geared to meet the market requirements. While the electronics industry in India is currently small, there are several advantages which India offers that can be effectively leveraged on to achieve robust growth. Creating a crucial communication platform for the electronics industry is the trade fair electronica India 2011. A parallel event held alongside is productronica India 2011, which presents a unique range of corresponding production technologies. Messe Muenchen International India successfully hosted electronica India 2011 and productronica India 2011, India’s leading trade fair for the electronics industry in India and South Asia, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from September 13-16, 2011. Chief Guest PS Narotra, Senior Director & Head – International Corporation & Electronics Hardware Industry, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communication & IT, Government of India, inaugurated the event. Other dignitaries present included Jaideep Ghosh, Partner, KPMG; A Vijayendra, MD, IPC; Ramana Rao, President, LED Products & Manufacturer’s Association (LEDMA); Rajoo Goel, Secretary General, Electronic Industries Association Of India (ELCINA) and Dr Martin Lechner, Executive Director

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NETWORKING AT ITS BEST The exhibition started with a conference, which saw enthusiastic participation from India’s fastest growing telecom and electronic manufacturers. The Sixth International Conference on Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) and Contract Manufacturing provided vital insights. It reiterated the fact that the demand for electronic gadgets, appliances and equipment is growing briskly and companies are increasingly turning to EMS firms to feed this growing pipeline. Commenting on the importance of participating in the event, S Gnyana Sundar, Programme Director – Offets, Avionics & Simulators, Tata Power Strategic Electronics Division, one of the major exhibitors at the event, says, “We entered the EMS industry over a year back and felt that participating in exhibitions like this would help us build on our clientele. At such trade events, we would get to know a wide range of customers who will be interested in the services.” Another exhibitor, Agilent Technologies, has been a regular

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participant in this show. “We serve a very diverse range of manufacturers in the electronics industry and this show helps us gain visibility before small, medium enterprises to established big players,” says Gautam Awasthi, GM – Marketing, Electronic Measurement Group, Agilent Technologies.

SATISFIED ORGANISERS The trade fair emerged as a successful platform for production technologies, electronic manufacturing services, power electronics and electronic components. Giving the organiser’s perspective on the success of the event, Darryl Dasilva, CEO, MMI India, says, “We are pleased with the success of electronica India 2011 and productronica India 2011. For the very first time, the trade show witnessed participation from manufacturers based in Korea, apart from China, the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan, who exhibited their state-ofthe-art technologies.”

GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES To tackle cutthroat competition and remain ahead in the electronics market, it is mandatory for companies to provide quality electronic products & electronic manufacturing services. Trade shows like electronica India 2011 and productronica India 2011 not only give insights into the latest trends, but also help these companies build on their core competency. arindam.ghosh@infomedia18.in


DEBARATI BASU roviding a leverage to the regional machine tool industry, HIMTEX organised the third edition of its Machine Tool Expo in Hyderabad. The event, which was held between September 1 and 3, 2011, had over 60 exhibitors from various parts of India & overseas. The event was inaugurated by Shankar Rao, Minister of Small Scale Industry, Public Enterprises and Textile, Andhra Pradesh. Elaborating on the initiatives taken by the government to boost industrial growth in the state, Rao, at the inaugural function of the event, said, “We are doing everything to boost industrial growth in the state. We have been studying the industrial growth pattern of various states and will soon come up with a cumulative policy that will ensure growth & encourage investment in the state. We are also encouraging companies to give us suggestions on subsidies, land acquisition and various other aids that they require. We will extend our full support to the industries.”

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PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES The Indian machine tool industry has been on a steady growth path. However, domestic production has not been able to meet the increasing domestic demand, which has led to the country depending on imports. But this situation can change. Factors like favourable market condition, availability of raw materials, manpower and government support are expected to increase investment in this sector. Many keen players in this sector are looking to increase their capacity. With improvement in R&D, design and product development capabilities, India has the potential to improve its global presence. The huge domestic demand alone has created an immediate need for capacity enhancement and most existing players in this segment are either increasing the capacity of

EXPANDING THE SCOPE OF REGIONAL INVESTMENT New avenues are opening up and the Indian machine tool industry is making a foray into different sectors. Creating newer machine tool hubs and experimenting with unexplored avenues for growth, the machine tool industry today is at its best. Considering this, Hyderabad is all set to be the next best choice for the manufacturing fraternity for which HITEX International Machine Tool Expo (HIMTEX) is providing the city the much-needed boost. their existing units or are setting up additional production facilities. Even the public sector unit-dominated sectors are witnessing a revolution in the form of major private business houses vying to make their presence felt. Moreover, with international collaborations becoming the norm, latest technology and expertise from across the globe are being ushered into India in a big way. Undoubtedly, various sectors of this industry are spread across the length and breadth of the country. But gaining access to them has become difficult for the small & medium manufacturers and service providers. Here is where the crucial role of HIMTEX comes into the scene. HIMTEX provides a platform to industry leaders and smallscale industries to interact & showcase their mettle in their respective segment.

ENCOURAGING RESPONSE The Expo received an encouraging response from participants from 18 cities of the country along with several international players from China, Singapore and Germany. The objective of the Expo and conference was to provide a platform to equipment

manufacturers, dealers and service providers to showcase their products to the industry as well as to decision makers of the process industry for reliable and alternative suppliers to find viable optimum solutions to deal with this competitive scenario. The event provided a much-needed impetus to a wide range of players from south India to generate India’s interest in this growing segment of the market.

NEXT STOP: HYDERABAD Hyderabad is growing to become the next industrial hub in India. “With the kind of growth and development which is coming in, Hyderabad serves as one of the future destinations for the industry. The city is projected to grow at a better pace than any other city. With the growing infrastructure and an urge to have the best quality products, HITEX International Machine Tools show in HITEX Exhibition Centre will serve as a perfect platform for machine tool companies to open up new ventures in the south Indian market,” said Sanjay Kapoor, COO, HITEX. debarati.basu@infomedia18.in

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CREATING GROWTH AVENUES Offering a perfect launchpad for new brands and opening up business avenues for the eastern region of the country, Biz-Bridge – Engineering & Manufacturing Expo 2011, has become an apt forum to network and meet industry peers to share best practices. Organised by CII Eastern Region, with SEARCH as its media partner, the third edition of the trade fair to be held at Science City Grounds, Kolkata from November 9-12, 2011 promises to be a one-stop shop for all engineering & manufacturing solutions. KIMBERLEY D’MELLO ndia has all the requisite skills in product, process and capital engineering, thanks to its long manufacturing history and higher education system. It provides cheap and skilled manpower, which not only offers a boost to domestic manufacturing companies, but also attracts multinationals, spanning diverse industries, to set up their manufacturing base in the country. India is fast emerging as a global manufacturing powerhouse – be it automobiles or computer hardware, consumer durables or engineering products. Offering an ideal platform for companies that fall under the vast manufacturing expanse to interact, network, exchange ideas, display products & showcase new technologies all under one single roof is Biz-Bridge – Engineering & Manufacturing Expo 2011. Organised by the Confederation of India Industry (CII) Eastern Region, the third edition of the event is scheduled to be held from November 9-12, 2011 at Science City Grounds, Kolkata. Commenting on why Kolkata was the chosen destination, Sandipan Chakravortty, Chairman – Trade Fair Task Force, CII Eastern Region & MD, Tata Steel Processing Distribution, elaborates, “The flagship show has been planned at Science City Grounds, Kolkata, as it is the best centalised location and connects the commercial places with the rest of the city.”

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Manufacturing Expo 2011 attracts visitors from all over the country as well as overseas. Its visitors include CEOs, decision makers, technical experts, diplomats and also senior executives from materials; research & development (R&D); purchase and marketing among others. The major focus of the event would be on international participation. Dedicated US Pavilion along with their delegations has confirmed to showcase their products and services in this edition. Additionally, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), China and Myanmar will also mark their presence.

SHOWCASING SECTORS Biz-Bridge – Engineering & Manufacturing Expo 2011, the most prestigious and flagship event of CII Eastern Region, is a comprehensive international business-to-business (B2B) trade fair that caters to the needs of the industry in the eastern

Restoring past glory The first two editions of Biz-Bridge – Engineering & Manufacturing Expo witnessed over 10,000 business footfalls, including government delegations from the Centre & the state and delegates from overseas. The third edition of trade show will be organised on a much larger scale and will be spread over an area of approximately 10,000 sqm.

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region. It would ensure a special focus on the key areas of industries and showcase sectors like metals & minerals, power and energy, defence and oil & gas. The unique advantages of the five eastern regional states and the available investment opportunities would also be deliberated at different sessions.

CONFERENCES IN STORE Segmented into well-defined technological sections of the engineering and manufacturing industry, a number of focussed sector-specific international conferences would be held alongside this trade fair. The sectors, which would be highlighted during the conferences, would include metals & minerals, power and energy, oil & gas, railways and wagon building, defence, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and material handling systems.

SCOPE OF THE SHOW Biz-Bridge – Engineering & Manufacturing Expo 2011 provides participants an opportunity to create new tie ups with other companies. It promotes new technology & products and offers participants an opportunity to interact face-to-face with prospective buyers. This helps attendees gauge industry trends, analyse the products of competitors and research the market. Moreover, it not only offers participants trade opportunities, but also gives their products international exposure. kimberley.dmello@infomedia18.in


HYDRAULICS AND PNEUMATICS

A TECHNICIAN’S AND ENGINEER’S GUIDE The third edition of ‘Hydraulics and Pneumatics’ authored by Andrew Parr is a practical guide that offers engineers and technicians day-to-day reference to ensure the successful operation of hydraulic & pneumatic systems. Keeping mathematics and theory to a minimum, the easy-to-understand book provides practical guidelines for troubleshooting of these elements and cleanliness levels. he third edition of the book, ‘Hydraulics and Pneumatics’, authored by a hands-on Industrial Process Control Engineer Andrew Parr, is a simple yet powerful guide for practitioners, engineers and technicians. The face of the hydraulics and pneumatics industry is changing and will continue to change. In this era of transition, it is imperative for the industry to continue its participation in educational and research efforts to embrace know-how and advance technology. In such a scenario, the book ‘Hydraulics and Pneumatics’ proves to be a great resource for practitioners and students to further this objective.

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INTERESTING READ The book makes for interesting read considering its practical hands-on approach and minimum reference to mathematical theories and quantitative models. This facet of the book makes it easy-to-understand even for those technicians who do not possess high academic qualifications or have no exposure to advanced engineering. It provides necessary and sufficient information about the latest pumps, valves and other hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

With extensive coverage from the basics of hydraulics and pneumatics to proportional/servo technology, this book explains the functioning of various types of pumps, valves, actuators, hoses & connectors, compressors and accessories; such as hydraulic accumulators & heat exchangers. It also provides practical guidelines for troubleshooting of these elements, cleanliness levels, etc. Thus, ‘Hydraulics and Pneumatics’ brings substantial value to also those handling plant engineering & maintenance. Hydraulic and pneumatic technology will not progress if young engineers are not interested in entering the field. Keeping this in mind, the author has given this book a futuristic perspective and focus on developing talent for successful operation of hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Though primarily aimed at control, fluid power, manufacturing, mechanical and electro-mechanical engineers, technicians and operations managers working with hydraulic and pneumatic systems and equipment, the book proves to be equally relevant and exciting for students enrolled at lower level college or trade school students studying hydraulics and pneumatics.

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Abrasive blast rooms 203 Abrasive blasting machines 203 AC motors COC, 59 AC servo 121 AC/DC panels 195 Accessories & kits 170 Accessories 12, 131 Accls 45, 232-234 Acid tanks 181 ACMEE-2010 exhibition 196 Acoustic enclosures 241 Actuators 177 Adapters 134, 211 Adjustable adapters 155 Advance engineering plastics 178 Agitator seals 70 Agitators 31 Air purifiers 111 Air treatment systems 89 Air-density monitoring systems 187 Alarm-gas 216 Alloy steel cold drawn seamless straight tubes 205 Aluminium castings 185 Aluminium worm geared motors 140 Aluminum extrusion 160 Angles 169 Appliance switches 27 Application & precision component machining 131 Auto drains 161 Auto feeder hydraulic presses 135 Automatic rolling shutters 25 Automation & storage systems 51 Automation 252 Automobile performance testing systems 187 Automotive component testing systems 187 Axial flow fans 149, 205 Back pullout pumps 179 Bags bailing presses 135 Bakelite tubes 169 Baling presses 135 Ball bearings 69, 193 Ball check valves 109, 117

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303 Fix-frame hydraulic presses 135 304 Flameproof motors COC, 59 305 Flange mounting motors COC, 59 306 Flat cables for submersible pumps 51 307 Flexi panels 104

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404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451

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High-pressure blowers 215 High-pressure jet clean equipment 200 High-pressure testing equipment 205 High-speed doors 25 High-speed precision centre lathes 87 Hi-vi jackets 23 HMM technical guidelines 140 Hoist/crane-duty motors 186 Hoists 165 Hold backs 172 Hole saws 170 Home appliances 45; 232-234 Hooper magnets 147, 166 Horizontal CNC lathes 87 Horizontal CNC machines BIC Horizontal hydraulic presses 135 Horizontal machining centres BIC, 11 Hose clamps 166 Hoses & flexible tubings 81 Hoses 139 Hospital equipment 200 Humidity 202 Hump magnets 147, 166 Hydraulic & pneumatic applications 161 Hydraulic adapter sleeves 229 Hydraulic centerless grinding machines 167 Hydraulic cranes 161 Hydraulic cylinders 26, 152, 153, 165, 216 Hydraulic cylindrical grinders 167 Hydraulic dock levellers 25 Hydraulic dock shelters 25 Hydraulic excavators 166 Hydraulic forging hammers 198 Hydraulic hand pallet trucks 165 Hydraulic hand pumps 152, 216 Hydraulic hoists 26 Hydraulic hoses 165 Hydraulic internal grinding machines 167 Hydraulic legs 26 Hydraulic loading/unloading platforms 206 Hydraulic manual pallet trucks 105 Hydraulic pallet pumps 216 Hydraulic pallet trucks 156 Hydraulic power packs 26, 153 Hydraulic presses 135, 198 Hydraulic probs 26 Hydraulic rams 26 Hydraulic seals 73

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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

Pg No

Hydraulic splitters 159 Hydraulic systems 26 Hydraulic turret punch presses 167 Hydraulic units 26 Hydraulic valves systems 216 Hydraulic vertical bandsaw machines 159 Hydraulic/pneumatic power-operated hollow high-speed chucks 174 Hydraulic-operated pumps 154 Hydrostatic pressure testing machines 152 Hydrostatic variable speed drives 152 IC counterbalanced forklifts 25 Imaging & vision systems 252 Impellers 178, 183 IMTEX Forming-2012 exhibition 231 In-cylinder sensors 147 In-cylinder transducers 147 Indexing machines 203 Inductive proximity switches 27, 202 Inductive sensors 24 Industrial cable glands 202 Industrial connectors 51 Industrial control & sensing devices 7 Industrial coolers 89 Industrial cooling systems 163 Industrial electric power distribution systems 14 Industrial fans & blowers 205 Industrial fasteners 150 Industrial grinding & cutting machines 157 Industrial heating elements 186 Industrial overhead doors 25 Industrial panel computers platforms 197 Industrial pins 200 Industrial pumps 194 Inline drum-type magnetic separators 166 Inline helical geared motors 140 Inline shaft-mounted helical geared motors/reducers 20 Instrumentation & controls 16 Instrumentation made cables 51 Insulated boxes 198 Insulated doors 25 INTEC-2012 exhibition 180 Interface modules 12 Inter-locking doors 25 Internal grinders 167 Internal grinding machines 167


PRODUCT INDEX

S. No Product

Pg No

497 Internal/external clamping collet chucks 174 498 Inverter duty motors 140 499 Inverter/variable frequency drives 7 500 Inverters 121 501 IPTEX-2012 exhibition 192 502 Isolation transformers 203 503 Isolators 55 504 Jacketed ball valves 154 505 Jacks 216 506 Jamweld exothermic welding machines 235 507 Jib cranes 52, 92 508 Jigsaw & reciprocating machines 170 509 Joining 183 510 Jointing compounds 174 511 Junior hacksaw machines 170 512 Kamlok & drylok couplings 194 513 Keyless transmission elements 172 514 Kuman machine interface 121 515 Ladders 200 516 Large diameter welded pipes 197 517 Large helical & heli-bevel gearboxes 140 518 Large stroke power-operated high-speed chucks 174 519 Lathes 11, 201 520 Leak detectors 81, 216 521 LED signal tower lights 32-38 522 LEDs 27 523 Level controllers 7 524 Lift & conveyor cables 51 525 Lifting magnets 147 526 Lightning arrestors 235 527 Limit switch boxes 115 528 Limit switches 32-38 529 Linear potentiometers 147 530 Linear sensors 147 531 Line-laser alignment tools 184 532 Liquid-ring vacuum pumps 149, 168 533 Liquid-ring vacuum pumps/compressors 195 534 Liquifit fittings & tubings 139 535 LM guideways 159 536 Load break switches 27 537 Load managers 68 538 Loaders 145 539 Loading arms 194 540 Loading bay equipment 25

S. No Product

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

Pg No

Lock nuts 211, 229 Lock washers 229 Long neck pipe ends 178 Long travel machines 149 Lorry loaders 145 Low lift pallet trucks 25 Low pressure die casting 185 Low speed motors 186 Lubricants 81 Lubricated plug valves 150 Machine tool accessories 155, 159 Machined components 160 Magnet cups 183 Magnet drive centrifugal pumps 160 Magnet drive pumps 169, 183 Magnet pumps 183 Magnetic coolant separators 166 Magnetic floor sweepers 166 Magnetic pulleys 147 Magnetic racks 147 Manual pallet trucks 25 Manually operated valves 176 Marine bearings 200 Marine duty motors 186 Marker plotters 12 Markers 12 Masks 23 Material handling containers 198 Material handling equipment 92, 105 Material handling plants 85 MCBs 55 MCCBs 45, 232-234 Measuring & monitoring relays 7 Measuring instruments 195 Mechanical seals 70 Mechanical seals 70 Mechanical vacuum boosters 74 Metal cutting tools 9 Metal scrape baling presses 135 Metal treatment chemicals 167, 175 Meters 195 Metric adapter sleeves 229 MGM brake motors 103 Micro filters 176 Micro PLCs 121 Micro switches 32-38 Micro-ohmmeters 204 Milling centres 11

S. No Product

589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635

Mini pumps 176 Miniature modular systems 81 Miniature sensors 24 Mixers 75 Mobile control valves 153 Mobile cylinder hydraulic presses 135 Modern Machine Shop-2012 exhibition 188 Modular PLCs 121 Monoblock high-vacuum pumps 203 Monoblock pumps 169 Motion controls 7, 121 Motor protection circuit breakers 27 Motor protection systems 68 Motor testing systems 187 Motorised boom barriers 25 Motorised metering pumps 179 Motorised valves 206 Motorised vibratory feeders 166 Motors COC, 59, 169 Moulded case circuit breakers 199 Moulding 157 Mounting brackets 12 Mounting rails 12 Multi-function meters 68 Multimedia unions 190 Multi-port ball valves 154 Multi-speed motors 140, 186 Multi-stage centrifugal air blowers 149 Multi-stage centrifugal pumps 206 Multi-stage pumps 189 Namur sensors 24 Needle valves 206 Network monitoring solutions 204 Neutral links 146 Non lubricated plug valves 150 Non return valves 178 Non-ferrous castings 185 Non-setting gaskets 174 Non-standard mounting motors 186 Nozzles 194 Nuts/bolts & screws 150 Office lighting 45; 232-234 Ohms meters 195 Oil coolers 181 Oil seals 170, 229 Oil/coolant coolers 163 Oil/gas firing equipment 149

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PRODUCT INDEX

S. No Product

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

Pg No

Oil-sealed high-vacuum pumps 195, 203 On/off ball valves 115 On/off butterfly valves 115 On/off control valves 115 On/off plug valves 115 Online b2b marketplace 151, 247 O-rings 73, 183 Overband magnetic separators 166 Overhead doors 25 Paint shop equipment 252 Paint shop machines 252 Paint spray booths 203 Pallet pumps 216 Pallet stackers 25 Pallets 198 Panel air-conditioners 163 Panel boards 156 Panel coolers 181 Panels 195 Paper base & fabric base bakelite 169 Paper testing equipment 182 Parallel shaft helical geared motors 140 Partition plates 12 PBEGL geared motors COC, 59 Pedestrian & rider-operated counter-balanced pallet trucks 105 Pedestrian low lift pallet trucks 25 Pedestrian pallet stackers 25 Permanent demagnetisers 202 Permanent magnetic chucks 147 Permanent magnetic drum pulleys 166 Permanent magnetic drum-type separators 147 Photo electric sensors 7, 24 Photoelectric switches 202 Pick & move cranes 145 Pickling tanks 181 Pig iron casting plants 85 Pillar drilling machines 199 Pillar-type hydraulic presses 135 Pilot lights 27 Pilot valves 169 Pipes 117 Piston rods 165 Planetary gear heads 159 Plastic engineering components 146 Plat trucks 201 Plate magnets 147, 166

S. No Product

682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726

Pg No

Platforms 200 Platinised plated anodes 201 PLC operated hydraulic presses 135 Plotter accessories 12 Plug valves 109, 117, 150 Plugs & sockets 27 Plugs 211 Pneumatic & hydraulic accessories 22 Pneumatic actuators 115 Pneumatic clamps 154 Pneumatic control valves 178 Pneumatic conveying systems 149 Pneumatic conveying systems 163 Pneumatic cylinders 26, 139 Pneumatic dispensing guns 160 Pneumatic grease pumps 166 Pneumatic lifts 146 Pneumatic products 161 Pneumatic quench presses 152 Pneumatic screwdrivers 166 Pneumatic valves 163 Pneumatic vibrators 152 Pole rings 178 Pollution control equipment 31 Pollution control plants 85 Polyacetal 173 Polyproplene tanks 181 Polypropylene 173 Polyurethane 173 Poppet valves 176 Portable blasters 203 Portable loaders 149 Positioners 176 Power magnets 147 Power pack units 216 Power packs 216 Power rack saw blades 170 Power-operated eccentrically compensated chucks 174 Power-operated high-speed big bore chucks 174 Precision lock nuts 159 Precision switches 27 Precision universal cylindrical machines 167 Press technology 183 Pressure blasters 203 Pressure filters 31

S. No Product

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

Pg No

Pressure reducing valves 174 Pressure sensors & indicators 187 Pressure vessels 182 Pre-treatment systems 252 Printing inks 199 Process automation & control equipment 53 Process gas blowers 215 Product assemblies 160 Programmable logic controllers 7, 146 Programmable terminals 7 Protective covers 12 Protective-conduit systems 51 Proximity sensors 7, 32-38 PTFE insulated wires 185 PTFE lined pipings 109 PTFE lined systems 109 PTFE products 117, 193 PTFE/Teflon 173 Pull studs 134 Pulleys 209 Pulse tools 183 Pump parts 204 Pump seals 70 Pumping filtering units 149 Pumps 41, 45, 149, 156, 169, 173, 183, 203, 217, 241,BC Punch presses 204 Push buttons 27 PVC flap doors 25 PVC flexible braided hoses 22 PVC strip doors 25 Quick connects 81 Quick-change tapping chucks/tap adapters 155 Radial drill machines 199 Rapid flexible doors 25 Rapid roll-up doors 25, 194 RCCBs 55 Reach stackers 147 Reach trucks 25 Reamers 134 Reaming & tapping machines 155 Rear casings 183 Receptacles 194 Reciprocated oil-free compressors 87 Reciprocating lubricated compressors 87 Reducers 109, 178

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S. No Product

772 773 774 775 776 777 778 779 780 781 782 783 784 785 786 787 788 789 790 791 792 793 794 795 796 797 798 799 800 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 811 812 813 814 815 816 817

Pg No

Reducing flanges 109 Reductions 211 Regulators 81 Resistance wires-strips 179 Reversible tapping attachments 155 RFID 7 Right-angled helical bevel geared motors/reducers 20 Right-angled helical worm geared motors/reducers 20 Robotic cables 51 Rods 117, 169 Roll shop equipment 85 Roller bearings 69 Roller type magnetic separators 166 Rollers 209 Roots blowers 156, 241 Roots vacuum pumps 203 Rotary colour pumps 217 Rotary dampers 190 Rotary dry vacuum pumps 215 Rotary gear pumps 173, 217 Rotary joints & unions 190 Rotary joints 26 Rotary potentiometers 147 Rotary pumps 181, 203 Rotary sensors 147 Rotary shaft seals 73, 229 Rotary sliding vane pumps 169 Rotary switches 27 Rotary 11 Rotating unions 190 Rubber products 170 Rust preventives 167, 175 Safe earthing electrodes 235 Safety & security products 216 Safety light curtains 7 Safety protection devices 27 Safety relief valves 172 Safety shoes 23 Sampling valves 109 Saw blades 170 SCADA & DCS implimentaion 252 Scissor lifts 25 Scoops 178 Screw presses 198 Scroll-type oil-free compressors 87 Sealants 81

S. No Product

818 819 820 821 822 823 824 825 826 827 828 829 830 831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840 841 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 849 850 851 852 853 854 855 856 857 858 859 860 861 862 863 864

Pg No

Sealed rotary hall sensors 147 Sealed rotary sensors 147 Sealing systems 165 Seals 170 Seamless pipes 197 Seamless straight pipes 205 Sectional overhead doors 25 Sector ball valves 154 Security systems 111 Self opening die-heads 155 Semi gantry cranes 52 Sensors 216 Separator plates 12 Sheets 117 Shock absorbers 190 Shot blasting hoses 203 Showels 178 Shunts 195 Side holding plates 12 Side lock adaptors 134 Side-channel blowers 149 Siemens motors COC, 59 Sight flow meters 194 Silence flow packages 215 Singe saw carbides 170 Single & multiple precision switches 27 Single limit switches 27 Single-stage monoblocl vacuum pumps 203 Single-stage vacuum pumps 203 Siphon systems 190 Sleeves 229 Slipon flanges 178 Slipring crane-duty motors COC, 59 Smart turn electronic lathes 87 Snu worm gears 10 Sockets & switches 12 Soft starter technology 184 Solderless terminals 47 Solenoid valves 161 Solid carbide drills & mills 9 Solid carbide reamers 9 Solid carbide special drills & mills 9 Solid carbide special reamers 9 Spades 178 Special application motors 140 Special refrigeration equipment 163 Special tools 134

S. No Product

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

Spirac cables 51 Spiral-cum-helical gearboxes 10 SPMs 8 Spray guns 163, 185 Spring clamp terminal blocks 194 Spring dowel pins 200 Spring testers 187 Squeezing rolls FGF SSM nuts 155 Stacker pumps 216 Stainless steel pipes 197 Stainless steels 217 Steam jacketed ball/plug valves 150 Steel balls 217 Steel tubes 165 Step controllers 177 Stirrers 109 Strainers 154 Sub-base mounted valves 176 Submersible hydraulic presses 135 Suction blasters 203 Super finishing films 148 Surface aerators 31 Suspension magnets 166 Swing check valves 109, 117 Switch board sheets 169 Switch disconnectors 43 Switch 45, 232-234 Switchboard meters 195 Switches 55 Switchgears 43 Switching relays 7 Swivels 194 Tail lifts 25 Tanks 181 Taper pins 200 Taper plug valves 150 Tees 109, 178 Teflon bushes 183 Teflon coatings 109 Tefzel coatings 109 Telescopic doors 25 Temperature controllers 7 Temperature 202 Temperature-resistant cables 51 Tensile testing systems 187 Tensioner nuts 172 Terminal blocks 12

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913 914 915 916 917 918 919 920 921 922 923 924 925 926 927 928 929 930 931 932 933 934 935 936 937 938 939 940 941 942 943 944 945 946 947 948 949 950 951 952 953 954 955 956 957 958 959 960 961 962

Pg No

Testers 195 Textile & yarn trolleys 200 Textile loom motors 186 Thermal imaging cameras 211 Thermocovles 179 Thermostats 156 Tie mounts 113 Timers 7 Tipped tools 170 Titanium fabrication services 182 Tool bags & kits 189 Tools 134 Torque motors 140, 186 Torque tool testers 187 Torque 187 Tower cranes 145 Track rollers 172 Transformers 195 Trap magnets 166 Tri lobe roots blowers 74 Trim handling systems 149 Triple-drum magnetic separators 147 Trolley wheels & casters 200 Trolleys 201 Truck blowers 215 Trunion mounted ball valves 154 Tube cleaning pumps 168 Tubes 117, 139, 197 Tubing & tube accessories 81 Tubing accessories 53 Tubular heaters 185 Turkkit strips & sheets 193 Turned components 160 Turning centres 87 Turret mills 87 Turret punch presses 204 Twin lobe roots blowers 74, 156 Twin spin bearing reducers 159 Twist drills 134 Two-stage vacuum pumps 156, 203 UHMW-PE 173 Under slung cranes 52 Universal ovens 198 Universal quick-change chucks/adaptors 155 Universal radial drilling machines 149, 201 Used CNC turret punch presses 204 U-tubes 197 Vacuum blasters 203 Vacuum blasting equipment 193 Vacuum booster pumps 241

S. No Product

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

INTERNATIONAL PRODUCTS

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Vacuum cleaners 111 Vacuum pumps 149, 168, 203, 205 Vacuum systems 241 Valve position transducers 147 Valve positioners 115 Valve terminals 53 Valves 53, 81, 109, 117, 150, 154, 161, 169, 177, 178, 209 Vane dampers 149 Velocity & feed controllers 190 Ventilators 194 Vertical & horizontal machining centres 171 Vertical machining centre 11 Vertical order pickers 25 Vertical submersible pumps 168 Vibrating motors 166 Vibrating reed type 195 Vibrating screen machine 166 Vibratory bowl feeders 150 Vibratory bowls 166 Vices 163, 185 Vision sensors 7 Wafer check valves 175 Wafer-type ball valves 154 Washers 178, 200 Water accessories 139 Water chillers 163 Water exhibition 213 Water purifiers 111 Waterjet cutting machines FGF Water-ring vacuum pumpxs 149, 156 Welded pipes 197 Welding equipment 163, 185 Welding systems 81 Wheel assemblies 176 Wheel barrows 201 Wheels 201 Wide voltage fluctuation motors 186 Winches 122 Wind mill gearboxes 10 Wiper seals 229 Wire connectors 47 Wire rope drums 176 Wires 179 Wiring accessories 113 Work holding technology 197 Worm gears 10 Y-type strainers 109, 178 Zener barriers 24

S. No Product

210

1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019

28 28 212 214 212 130 18 18

AC gear motors AC servo motors AC/DC power packs Air velocity transmitters Air-driven power packs Alarms Analog modules Automation solutions

1020 Cable boxes

216

1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026

212 211 146 217 130 212

Cartridge valves Collapsible reelers & dereelers Consumables Control system connections Cooling systems Cranes

1027 Data acquisition systems 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038

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Data management solutions Data station plus Detectors Dewpoint meters Digital fibreoptic sensors Digital modules Digital panel meters Digital photoelectric sensors Directional control valves Distribution boards Dual line meters

57 57 130 130 149 18 130 211 91 216 57

1039 Flow control valves 1040 Heating systems

91 130

1041 High-power diode lasers 1042 Hoists 1043 Hydraulic power units

216 212 91

1044 Interface terminal blocks 1045 Micro power packs

212 212

1046 Modular valves 1047 Motion control products

91 18

1048 Operator interface 1049 Panel meters

57 57

1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055

Photoelectric diagnostics sensors Pressure control valves Proportional valves Protocol conversion Pump kits Pumps

214 91 91 57 214 212

1056 Radio remote controls

210

1057 Refrigerated gas cooling units

216

1058 Safety equipment

130

1059 1060 1061 1062

Screw compressors Sensors Signal conditioners Solenoid valves

49 130 57, 213 213

1063 Temperature & humidity integrated sensors 213 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069

Temperature & humidity modules Temperature & humidity transmitters Temperature transmitters Tool kits Transmitters Tripod robots

1070 Vertical honing machines

214 130 130 214 130 148

210

1071 Vertical turning machines

210

1072 Wafer identification readers

210

1073 Welding helmets

210

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242

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ABC Industrial Fasteners

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Alliance Engineering

189

Advertisers’ Name & Contact Details

Ballkings

217

T: +91-22-28470806

T: +91-22-24112461

T: +91-161-2534501

E: abc@precibolts.com

E: allenco@vsnl.com

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AC Automation

159

Amsak Cranes Private Limited

122

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Ani Engineers Acme Air Equipment Co Pvt Ltd

74

T: +91-79-25831985

173

Bhagirath Heavy Transmission

W: www.anivaryapumps.com

Action Construction Equipments Ltd 145

T: +91-79-25894692

T: +91-11-40549900

E: arvindanticor@hotmail.com

E: marketing@ace-cranes.com

W: www.picklingplant.com

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E: info@acmee.in W: www.acmee.in

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T: +91-11-32222661 Arvind Anticor Ltd

T: +91-44-26258731

T: +91-80-42457336 W: http://beacon-india.com

W: www.airequipments.com

Aiema Technology Centre

71

E: info@beacon-india.com

T: +91-2752-241479 E: anivarya@sancharnet.in

E: info@airequipments.com

T: +91-44-32964661 W: www.bangs.co.in

E: sales@amsakcranes.com

E: ac@ac-automation.com

206

E: bangsbakery@yahoo.com.sg

T: +91-44-26273486

T: +91-11-27674839

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Blowtech

195

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

Ashok Industry 196

E: bht_india1998@yahoo.co.in

175

T: +91-22-61504150

W: www.vacuumcleanerindia.com Bry Air (Asia) Pvt Ltd

E: sales@ashokindustry.com

T: +91-11-23906777

W: www.ashokindustry.com

E: bryairmarketing@pahwa.com

Atlas Copco (India) Ltd

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T: +91-11-30887520-29

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Austin Engineering Company Ltd

69

T: +91-22-61504150

55

Cenlub Systems

154

T: +91-129-4113771

E: sales@aecbearings.com

Avcon Controls Pvt Ltd

175

E: sales@cenlub.com W: www.cenlub.com 167

Cheng Day Machinery Works Co Ltd 212 T: +886-4-2688-1581

E: sales@ashokindustry.com

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Chennai Clamp Tech Designer Pvt Ltd 174

Dolphin Automation

T: +91-44-23821493

T: +91-120-2341784

T: +91-11-45457777

E: ccdchuck@gmail.com

E: dol_kamal@rediffmail.com

E: info@everestblowers.com

W: www.ccdchuck.co.in

W: www.dolphinautomation.com

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CICB Compressor Pvt Ltd

30

202

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Dowel Machinery Pvt Ltd

135

Everest Blowers

241

Festo Controls Ltd

53

T: +91-80-23491227

T: +91-281-2362465

T: +91-80-22894100

E: info@fscurtis.in

E: dowel@thedowel.com

E: info_in@festo.com

W: www.fscurtis.in

W: www.thedowel.com

W: www.festo.com

Classic Polymers & Resins

173

Dr. Dinesh & Ramesh Engr Pvt Ltd

185

Flir Systems India Pvt Ltd

T: +91-22-24465251

T: +91-79-25893704

T: +91-11-4560 3555

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CNP Pumps India Pvt Ltd

41

T: +91-22-25818400

ELE Maintce Services

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Elecon Engineering Company Ltd

W: www.fecindia.com 10 Fluid Tech Systems

T: +91-2692-236469

217

T: +91-79-22900100 E: rotofluid@dataone.in

W: www.elecon.com

W: www.intec.codissia.com

W: www.rotofluidpupms.com 12

Electronica Hitech Machines Pvt Ltd 101 Freeze Tech Equipments Pvt Ltd

T: +91-20-30435400

T: +91-251-2870636

E: info@freezetechequip.com

W: www.electronicahitech.com

W: www.connectwell.com 131

Engineering Expo

W: www.freezetechequip.com 23; 158; 207

G L Brothers

163

T: +91-265-3927000

T: +91-09920401226

E: mediasupport@cosmos.in

E: engexpo@infomedia18.in

E: info@pilotindia.com

W: www.cosmos.in

W: www.engg-expo.com

W: www.pilotindia.com

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Eureka Forbes Limited

181

T: +91-44-42152387

E: marketing@electronicahitech.com

E: connect@connectwell.com

Devco Industries

194

E: sales@fecindia.com

E: infogear@elecon.com

E: intec@codissia.com

Fluid Energy Controls Inc T: +91-44-42083536

E: elemaintceservice@gmail.com

T: +91-422-2222396

Cosmos Impex (India) Pvt Ltd

169

T: +91-20-24570546

W: www.coatecindia.com

Connectwell Industries Pvt Ltd

W: www.flowchem.com

252

E: info@coatecindia.com

154

E: flowchem@flowchem.com

W: www.elmeasure.com

T: +91-172-5063436

Flow Chem Industries

211

T: +91-79-22204773

E: marketing@elmeasure.com

W: www.nanfangpumps.com

Codissia

68

T: +91-80-32904489

E: sales@nanfangpumps.com

Coatec India

El Measure India Pvt Ltd

Pg No

T: +91-22-66047000

111

G R Cranes & Elevators

T: +91-2752-243997

T: +91-80-30251500

T: +91-161-2545515

E: devco1980@yahoo.com

E: fandb@eurekaforbes.com

E: greinde@satyam.net.in

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W: www.indef-gre.com

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G W Precision Tools India Pvt Ltd

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9

Advertisers’ Name & Contact Details

Pg No

Haas Automation India Pvt Ltd

11

Advertisers’ Name & Contact Details

Hindustan Motor Mfg Co

T: +91-80-40431252

T: +91-20-32935433

T: +91-22-42500500

E: info@gwindia.in

E: sales@haasindia.com

E: sales@hindmotors.com

W: www.gwindia.in

W: www.HaasCNC.com

W: www.hindmotors.com

Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd 164

Hi-Tech Applicator

T: +91-22-66720200

T: +91-22-40050681

T: +91-79-25833040

E: sales@geapl.co.in

E: info@hmf-india.com

E: hitech@ptfeindia.com

W: www.geapl.co.in

W: www.hmf-india.com

W: www.ptfeindia.com

Gandhi Automations Pvt Ltd

Geissel India Pvt Ltd

25

211

Havells India Ltd

45; 232-234

T: +91-20-22922125

T: +1800-11-0303;011-41660303

E: info@geissel-india.com

E: marketing@havells.com

W: www.geissel.com

W: www.havells.com

Gem Equipments Ltd

89

Heattrans Equipments Pvt Ltd

T: +91-422-3267800

T: +91-79-25840105

E: sales@gemindia.com

E: info@heattrans.com

W: www.gemindia.com

W: www.heattrans.com

Hummel Connector Systems Pvt Ltd

E: info.in@hummel.com W: www.hummel.com 160

Igus India Pvt Ltd

62

T: +91-80-39127800 E: info@igus.in W: www.igus.in

T: +91-422-4392648

T: +91-80-23578872

T: +91-2764-233983

E: senthil@gtswitches.com

E: prominent@hpfcindia.com

E: imi@imitoolsindia.com

W: www.gtswitches.com

W: www.prominentindia.com

W: www.imitoolsindia.com

Girish Ego Controls

156

Hensel Electric India Pvt Ltd

14

162

T: +91-44-24541669

T: +91-80-66246600

E: info@saiego.com

E: henselelectric@vsnl.com

E: augustin@imtma.in

W: www.saiego.com

W: www.hensel-electric.de

W: www.imtma.in

195

Hi-Fab Engineers Pvt Ltd

70

155

IMTMA

T: +91-22-26853681

Goliya Electricals Pvt Ltd

202

T: +91 11-43007521

IMI Machine Tools Pvt Ltd

43

140

109

Heidelberg Prominent Fluid Controls 179

Gem Telegram Switchgears Pvt Ltd

Pg No

IndiaMART InterMESH Limited

151

T: +91-22-24120456

T: +91-22-40766555

T: +1800-200-4444 / ‘+91-120-3911000

E: geplmumbai@mtnl.net.in

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W: www.hi-fab.com

W: www.indiamart.com

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt Ltd

.BC

Hi-Fab Valve Automation

115

Indian Machine Tool Mfg Association 188

T: +91-44-24966800

T: +91-22-40766539

T: +91-80-66246600

E: salesindia@grundfos.com

E: valves@hi-fab.com

E: info@imtma.in

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Indian Machine Tool Mfg. Association 231

Jyoti Cnc Automation Pvt. Ltd

W: www.imtex.in

T: +91-2827-287081

T: +91-80-7826000

E: info@jyoti.co.in

E: sales@lappindia.com

T: +91-9810042500

W: www.jyoti.co.in

W: www.lappgroup.com

E: sunil-chhibber@interadsindia.com

K2 Cranes & Components Pvt Ltd

W: www.india.aquatechtrade.com

T: +91-44-42022895

T: +91-124-4031073-77, 4034227

E: gm@k2cranes.com

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W: www.legris.com

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ITL Industries

172

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Kamal Valves Pvt Ltd

W: www.itl.co.in

T: +91-288-2673239

J J Gandhi Chemicals Pvt Ltd

174

T: +91-22-40972525 Jaibalaji Control Gears Pvt Ltd

52

150

Lapp India Pvt Ltd

51

Legris India Pvt Ltd

Macro Tech Equipment Pvt Ltd E: info@macrotechcal.com

237 Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (Auto)

T: +91-120-4661800 E: info@karcher.in

E: dchandramohan@jaibalaji.firm.in

W: www.karcher.in

T: +1800-22-6006 E: customercare@mahindra.com

Katlax Enterprises Pvt Ltd

24

T: +91-2764-286784

Master Controls

T: +91-20-27130295

E: info@katlax.com

T: +91-11-28117185

E: sales@jayashree.co.in

W: www.katlax.com

184

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W: www.jayashree.co.in

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E: tom0184@pchome.com.tw

E: info@jkmagnetics.com

W: www.kissmachinery.com

W: www.magneticequipments.com

Klipco Pvt Ltd 235

T: +91 120 2546477

212

T: +886-2392-0237

T: +91-79-22970452

JMV Earthing Equipment Pvt Ltd

107

W: www.mahindrasmallcv.com

W: www.jaibalaji.firm.in

Jaykrishna Magnetics Pvt Ltd

105

W: www.macrotechcal.com

T: +91-44-26251279

Jayashree Electron Pvt Ltd

139

T: +91-33-24666261

E: kvpl_ad1@sancharnet.in Karcher Cleaning Systems Pvt Ltd

32-38

.BIC

Pg No

E: prbhowmick@macocorporation.com W: www.macocorporation.com 166

T: +91-22-28684221

Metal Engg Treatment Co Pvt Ltd

85

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W: www.klipcohoseclamps.com

W: www.metcocal.com

W: www.jmvearthingelectrode.com Knowell International Pvt Ltd

190

T: +91-33-24758371

E: klipco@mtnl.net.in

E: info@jmv.co.in

Meco Corporation India Pvt Ltd

193

Metalon Marketing

178

Joyam Engineers & Consultants Pvt Ltd 203

T: +91-33-22304627

T: +91-79-26569533

E: hktrading@vsnl.com

E: joyam@joyamvactech.com

E: info@metalonmarketingdelhi.com

W: www.knowell.co.in

W: www.metalonmarketingdelhi.com

Kushal Udyog Manufacturers & Engineers 203

MGM-Varvel Power Transmission (P) Ltd 103

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204

T: +91-11-32970291

T: +91-291-2720072

T: +91-44-64627008

T: +91-22-28510183

E: kushaludg@sancharnet.in

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E: info@jyotiarch.com

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229

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Nucon Industries Pvt Ltd

176

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Polutech Limited

31

T: +91-11-41034440

T: +91-40-23074013

T: +91-44-25306669

E: motion@vsnl.com

E: info@nucon.net

E: sales@polutech.murugappa.com

W: www.tckmim.com

W: www.nuconintl.com, www.nucon.net

Mipox

148

W: www.polutech.com 170

T: +91-22-22047943

T: +91-80-65830898

20

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W: www.mipoxindia.com 121

T: +91-124-4630300

7

E: in_enquiry@ap.omron.com

Precihole Machine Tools Pvt Ltd

W: www.omron-ap.com

T: +91-22-25836780

OSG India Pvt Ltd

W: www.messung.com 186

T: +91-22-28570673

157

W: www.precihole.co.in

W: www.osg-india.com

Prem Brothers 156

119

T: +91-11-28117456

T: +91-79-25832273

E: powermaster59@gmail.com

W: www.natinamotors.net

E: sales@ppipumps.com

W: www.powermaster-india.com

NI Systems India Pvt Ltd

W: www.ppipumps.com

16

T: +91-80-41190000

Premier Ltd P Parmar Machine Tools

E: ni.india@ni.com

T: +91-278-2447409

W: www.ni.com

E: info@parmardrill.com

NIA Controls

206

199

171

T: +91-22-66310000 E: mtdsales@premier.co.in W: www.premier.co.in

W: www.parmardrill.com

Premium Transmission Ltd

T: +91-22-26736864

Parth Poly Valves Pvt Ltd

E: niacontrols@rediffmail.com

T: +91-79-22200198

W: www.tscindia.com

E: sales@parthvalves.com

Ningbo Xinda Screw Compressor Co Ltd 49

178

W: www.premiumtransmission.com

W: www.parthvalves.com

Prism Control Gear Pvt Ltd 205

E: inquiry@xindaworld.com

T: +91-79-40200800

E: prism@lpgsafety.com

W: www.augustcompressor.com

E: info@steeltubeindia.com

W: www.lgsafety.com

W: www.steeltubeinida.com Pilot Pneumatics Pvt Ltd

185

T: +91-22-66047000

E: nmtg@nmtgindia.com

T: +886-3-329-9968

W: www.peei.com.tw

W: www.pilotindia.com 113

28

E: pshtech@gmail.com

E: info@pilotindia.com

W: www.nmtgindia.com Novoflex Mktg Pvt Ltd

Pshtech Technology Inc

172

216

T: +91-22-28761387

Patels Airflow Ltd

T: +91-79-22821527

79

T: +91-20-66314100

T: +86-574-8833-6868

NMTG Mechtrans Techniques Pvt Ltd

8

E: info@precihole.co.in

T: +91-20-66304407/08

P P I Pumps Pvt Ltd

E: nationalmotor1@indiatimes.com

W: www.pbl.co.in

T: +91-80-40726400

E: marketing@mspl.messung.com

National Motor Mfg Co

Power Build Ltd T: +91-2692-231070

E: omcoseal@rediffmail.com

E: rag-rao@mipox.co.jp

Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd

Oil Seals Mfg Co Pvt Ltd

Pg No

Pitroda Utility Industries

167

R K Engineering Co

200

T: +91-22-22671141

T: +91-33-22260733

T: +91-2752-243795

E: novoflex@vsnl.net

E: response@pitrodautilityindia.com

E: rkeng@vsnl.net

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Rajamane Industries Pvt Ltd

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189

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Salzgitter Hydraulics Pvt Ltd

Pg No

26

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SMW Autoblok Holding Pvt Ltd

T: +91-80-43659000

T: +91-40-23088578

T: +91-2137-616974

E: coolantpump@rajamane.com

E: business@shplcylinders.com

E: info@smwautoblok.in

W: www.rajamane.com

W: www.shplcylinders.com

W: www.smwautoblok.in

Red Lion Controls

57

T: +91-09879540503

Samson Extrusion Ind Pvt Ltd

22

T: +91-22-23422238

W: www.redlion.net 104

T: +91-20-27292840

Softlink Automation System Co Ltd

W: www.softlink.cn

W: www.samson-grp.com Sonal Magnetics

147

Seal Jet Seals

W: www.renuelectronics.com

T: +91-20-27121581

E: info@sonalmagnetics.com

E: vswasu@satyam.net.in

W: www.sonalmagnetics.com

201

T: +91-22-40917777

Shende Sales Corporation

E: rexello@vsnl.com

Rightvision (India) Pvt Ltd

161

193

T: +91-120-4261026 Shilpa International (Impex) Pvt Ltd

W: www.rightvision.biz

T: +91-40-27849020

Robin Precision Products Pvt Ltd

134

T: +91-2827-287631

SPX

75

W: www.spx.com/india

E: replysearch@shilpagroup.com

Sreelakshmi Traders

W: www.shilpagroup.com/si

T: +91-44-24343343

Shimja Engineers & Contractors

W: www.bloodtools.com

209

T: +91-20-46768974 159

T: +91-80-23572855

Shree Prayag Air Controls (P) Ltd 179

W: www.sreelakshmitraders.com

T: +91-22-28458372 E: vishnupump@rediffmail.com 161

W: www.minivacpumps.com

T: +91-120-4733333

Sri Yantra Engineering Agencies (P) Ltd

T: +91-22-66709901

E: sales@spacpneumatic.com

T: +91-80-40710555

E: ruia@vsnl.in

W: www.spacpneumatic.com

E: info@yantraengineers.com

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183

T: +91-22-25784069

205

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T: +91-278-2446848

T: +91-2764-253500

E: sahyogdrills@dataone.in

E: icontainers@sintex.co.in

W: www.sahyogdrills.com

W: www.sintex-plastics.com

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87

Starragheckert Machine Tools Pvt Ltd 123

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

E: machbow@gmail.com

Sahyog Enterprise

194

Sri Vishnu Pumps Manufacturing Co 217

E: sales@shimja.com W: www.shimja.com

E: rotolinearindia@vsnl.net Ruia Resistance Wires Pvt Ltd

147

E: sreelakshmitraders@gmail.com

E: info@bloodtools.com

Roto Linear Systems

73

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W: www.shendesales.com

E: lasco@rightvision.biz

Spareage Seals Ltd E: sales@spareage.com

E: shende@shendesales.com 198

T: +91-79-22872349

T: +91-22-25800972

T: +91-20-24488005

W: www.rexellocastors.com

18

T: +86-755-2533-6812

E: info@renuelectronics.com

Rexello Castors Pvt Ltd

197

E: eric@softlink.cn

E: samson7@vsnl.com Renu Electronics Pvt Ltd

Pg No

W: www.starragheckert.com 198

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47

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117

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Teknic

27

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Venus Engineers

92

T: +91-79-22205282

T: +91-22-26592392

T: +91-11-32222661

E: supremoproduct@gmail.com

E: teknic@vsnl.com

E: enquiry@venusengineers.com

W: www.supremoproduct.com

W: www.tecknic.co.in

W: www.venusengineers.com

Suraj Limited

197

T: +91-79-27540720

T: +91-80-28397463

81

T: +91-120-4696222

Tox Pressotehnik India Pvt Ltd

183

T: +91-2827-252038

Trident Precision International

165

Weltec Enterprise Co.,Ltd.

130

T: +886-2-2223-5889 E: claire_chang@aecl.com.tw W: www.aecl.com.tw

W: www.trident-precision.com 160

T: +91-22-28489969

Werner Finley Pvt Ltd Trident Products Pvt Ltd

153

T: +91-124-4300626

E: syppumps@gmail.com

169

T: +91-2752-240233 E: tahapv@yahoo.co.in W: www.tahapumps.com 153

T: +91-80-23289889

Trident Tools Pvt Ltd

W: www.wernerfinley.com 170

Wont Industrial Equipments

T: +91-22-28847191

T: +91-261-2894847

E: abhay@maqicut.net

E: info@wantindia.com

W: www.magicut.net

W: www.wantindia.com

Tussor Machine Tools Ind P Ltd

29

Yutien Hydraulic Industry Co Ltd

T: +91-422-3200183

T: +886-4-2335-6915

E: info@tandemhydraulics.com

E: info@tussorindia.com

E: josh@yutien.com

W: www.tandemhydraulics.com

W: www.pinachoindia.com

W: www.yutien.com.tw

T: +91-120-4159611

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163

E: info@wernerfinley.com

E: trident.sales@tridenthydraulics.com

W: www.sypco.co.in

Techaids

204

W: www.weldorpunchpress.com

E: trident.sales@tridenthydraulics.com

W: www.swamatics.com

Weldor Engineering Pvt Ltd E: mahesh.weldor@rediffmail.com

T: +91-11-41425326

E: swamatic@airtelmail.com

Tandem Hydraulics Pvt Ltd

W: www.virgo-comm.com

W: www.tox-de.com 215

192

E: info@virgo-comm.com

E: RNamboodiri@tox-in.com

W: www.swagelok.com

Virgo Communication T: +91-80-25567028/29

T: +91-20-66538300

E: info@bombay.swagelok.com

Taha Pumps & Valves

186

W: www.theeta.com

T: +91-22-66625984

SYP Engineering Co Pvt Ltd

Theeta Electricals Pvt Ltd

E: sales@theeta.com

W: www.sushmaindustries.com

Swam Pneumatics Pvt Ltd

W: www.balajilathe.com

T: +91-124-4387400

E: marketing@sushmaindustries.com

201

E: vinit@balajilathe.com

W: www.indianelectric.com 187

Vinit Engimech Pvt Ltd T: +91-281-2312091

E: icemktg@indianelectric.com

W: www.surajgroup.com

Swagelok Manufacturing Company

59; coc

T: +91-20-24474303

E: suraj@surajgroup.com

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149

Zenith Hydromatic

200

91

216

T: +91-172-4379995

T: +91-79-22910771

T: +91-79-22812945

E: info@techaids.in

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