Welcome to IMTMA Technology Blog. Here you can browse through the training reports, press releases and articles of interest for machine tool industry and IMTMA Technology Centre.

Training on “Machine Tool Design - ELECTRICAL"

The one-month training program on ‘Machine Tool Design – Electrical’ concluded was held from 27 June– 24 July at the IMTMA Technology Centre, BIEC, Bengaluru.

This programme was conducted by several Industrial experts like Ms. H N Uma, earlier employed with HMT from R & D with more than 25 years of experience and Mr. Nagesh from Siemens with more than 2 decades of Industry expertise. Several experts from Dbson, Siemens, Fanuc and Mitsubishi Electric conducted session from the participants.

Presentations included various topics like Introduction to CNC machine tools, Introduction to CNC Machine tools, Electrical Switchgear elements, Motor circuits- Hands on training, Controller selection for the machine, Selection of Motor and drives, Electrical switch gear elements, Introduction to PLC programming & Ladder diagram, Fundamentals of Electrical circuit design, EPLAN advance Software Training was new value added in this course, Design of Electrical Panel / Cabinet / Operator pendent., Machine Interfacing & Commissioning. Design exercise for a complete machine. This training program also included industrial visit to M/S ACE Designers.

This event saw participation of 11 delegates and 3 participants were inducted by M/s ACE Designer & RSSK Automation.

Training on “Design of Fixture – Specialization"

The six-day training program on ‘Design of Fixture – Specialization’ was held at the IMTMA Design Institute at BIEC from July 24-29.

The program was kicked off with a session from Mr. SK Gupta, an industry design expert, on basics of fixture design, design considerations for fixture design, necessity of fixture, types of fixture, design calculations for cutting forces, clamping forces and diamond pin etc.

3rd and 4th day, Mr. Deepak Ravilla, Manager, Fixture division, Kennametal, conducted session on complete process of fixture design from concept to finish design. Pre-design activities like design input, conceptualization, process planning, accuracy consideration, cycle time estimation, POKAYOKE, 3D modeling of parts and assembly, also delegates were trained on SOLIDWORKS part modelling and assembly modelling so that they can work on real time fixture design exercise. It was an interactive and hands on training session which covered complete fixture design aspects and a visit to Widma for a practical exposure on machining fixtures.

Followed by 5th and 6th day Mr. Avinash Khare, Head of Pune IMTMA Tech center, gave in an Intro and conceptualization to BIW, Assembly, Welding and Inspection fixtures along with case studies.  



Awareness Session on Green Manufacturing

Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) organized an Awareness Session on Green Manufacturing for its members on 28 July 2017 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bengaluru.

Mr. Muthusezhiyan, Principal Counsellor, CII – Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre (GBC), Hyderabad, Mr. Devraj, Deputy Director, ZED, MSME Bangalore, and Mr. Jaibharath, DGM-Facility & Administration, Kennametal were the key speakers for the event.

Mr. V. Anbu, Director General and CEO, IMTMA gave the welcome note. Around 20 people attended the session.

Green is a buzzword in today’s manufacturing not only in the industrial world but also in our social life. IMTMA organized a session on green manufacturing to bring an overview and importance on green manufacturing best practices.

The seminar briefed IMTMA member companies on IMTMA’s hand hold support through CII-GBC for implementation of Green Manufacturing best practices and facilitate to certify under Green Co rating (Platinum/Gold/Silver) by CII-GBC through cluster approach.

The success story of Green Co rated company, green manufacturing case study of Kennametal and green exhibition case study of BIEC were discussed. The one-day session concluded with an address by Mr. Rajashekara, Senior Director, IMTMA on IMTMA - Green Manufacturing Cluster.

Training on “Machine Tool Design - MECHANICAL"

The 48-day training on ‘Machine Tool Design – Mechanical’ concluded at the BIEC on May 30. This was the 12th batch of the training program and 24 budding engineers, were trained intensively on designing of a turning center.  


 
 

As a part of the course the delegates also visited the AMS and Ace Foundry, which gave them a hands-on-experience of the shop floor.

The trained candidates were inducted into companies like, Strategy Automation, Mechelonic Welders, Yuken, RSSk CNC Automation, Acumac, Ganesh CNC, Komet Precision, Micromatic Grainding and others.

     
                                 

 


 

 
 
 

Seminar on Automation Project Implementation – Key Driver to Smart Manufacturing, 25-26 April 2017, IMTMA Gurgaon

Smart Manufacturing is envisioned as the future of manufacturing. Today, manufacturing is becoming highly automated and IT-enabled or simply put, "Smart". While automation is fairly well established in manufacturing, by linking it with intelligent devices and a strong IT backbone, manufacturing systems are moving towards autonomous systems.  Therefore, automation is the first step towards implementing smart manufacturing.

The range of automation tools vary from simple, low-cost equipment to highly sophisticated and expensive systems. Appropriate level of automation reduces cost in manufacturing not only through increased productivity, but also improves quality through consistent and reliable production. However, for any automation project to be successful, several aspects such as selection of automation system, system integration and organizational environment needs careful consideration.

Keeping this in view, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association (IMTMA) had organized a 2 day programme on Automation Project Implementation – Key Driver to Smart Manufacturing on 25-26 April 2017 at Gurgaon.

The key focus areas of the program were as follows:

  • Overview of smart automation
  • Low Cost Automation and mechanisms for Smart Manufacturing
  • Smart sensing elements for automation
  • Selection of Pneumatic elements for Automation
  • PLC, VFD and Servo Controls for Automation
  • Robot Integration and Collaborative Robots
  • Automation System Integration and way forward to Smart Manufacturing
  • Discussion on case studies from industries
  • Group Exercises in Automation Project Implementation
  • Review of Group Exercises

 The programme was conducted by Mr. Naresh Kantoor, Managing Director, Encon Systems, Mr. Gautam Doshi, Advisor, IMTMA & Industry experts from Festo India, Infinite Uptime & IFM India. The delegates were taken to a Plant Visit to SONA Koyo Steering Systems Ltd, Dharuhera, Haryana for Demo / observation of low cost automation projects.

The programme was highly interactive and participants were able to solicit guidance on specific technical issues from the expert faculty. Delegates from Bajaj Auto Ltd, Daimler India Comercial Vehicles Pvt Ltd, Donaldson India Filter Systems Pvt Ltd, Elmec Tools & Devices Pvt Ltd, HPL Electric & Power Ltd, JREW Engineering Ltd, Madaan Industries, ROOP Automotive Ltd, SETCO Automotive Ltd, Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd, Synergies Castings Ltd & TTK Prestige Ltd attended the seminar.