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A holistic approach

Building a machine requires a holistic approach of analysing operational efficiency, safety, functionality, productivity, material use, ease of operation and maintenance. By following the tenfold practices to competence, machine builders can deliver cost-effective, sustainable machines.

Manufacturers across many industries are placing increased emphasis on machine designs that support sustainability initiatives and drive economic prosperity. Machines that improve safety, minimise waste, consume less energy and deliver maximum return on investment are critical to the success of any more... *Steve Ludwig and John Pritchard
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Energy Efficiency | Article 

Decoding energy management

In view of the increasing prices and environmental issues energy has become a valuable resource. *Ashish Mittal
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Coolants & Lubricants | Article 

Maximise benefits by choosing right

Today’s challenging economy has forced many companies to operate on leaner budgets and stretch
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Focus: Die & Mould | Article 

Transcending from mouldmaking to mould manufacturing

Mouldmaking was considered to be pure art until a few decades ago when complex shapes were made by *Vineet Seth
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Manufacturing IT | Article 

Nesting – an essential cost reduction tool

With competition increasing on a global level cost reduction seems to be the mantra today. To *Dr T R Kannan
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Focus: Cutting Tools | Article 

On the ‘cutting’ edge

Due to the developments done by the makers of machine tools, machine controls, software, cutting *Christer Richt
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Special Feature: Industrail Bearing | Article 

Safe grip on handling bearings

Spherical roller bearings are inherently self-aligning and very robust and are designed to manage *Shyamal Gupta
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Safety & Security | Article 

Integrating safety into manufacturing

Systems must be fail-safe; and the need to integrate safety into manufacturing equipment and
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supply chain management | Article 

Deployment of GPS

GPS receivers calculate geographic location from signals received from a minimum of three *Hrishikesh Desai
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Condition Monitoring & Maintainance | Article 

Decoding energy management

For many companies, the operations and maintenance departments do not work well together. There *Chris Stearns
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Engineering Materials | Article 

Backbone of engineering progress

Metallurgically, a huge variety of metals or alloys that were too exotic till half a century ago, *M A K Babi
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Condition monitoring & maintenance | Article 

Age of remote management

Back in 2005, almost half of the industrial experts interrogated in a Delphi survey predicted that *Martin Ortgies
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Energy Efficiency | Article 

Embracing sustainability in the 21st century

The inherent sustainability of any industry has become ever more important in today’s world. The
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Focusing towards the essentials

A major factor in final air quality begins with appropriate selection of equipment. Since *Chad Larrabee
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Supply Chain Management | Article 

Managing empties effectually

Since its inception, the beverage industry has been deeply dependent on the Empties (containers) *Sunil Kumar Tuli and Kishore K Josyula
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Coolants & Lubricants | Article 

Maintaining the liquid tool

In severe applications and tough materials the requirement of lubricity is very high. Thus use of a *Punit Gupta
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Material Handling | Article 

Improving efficiency and productivity

The core sector industries viz. power, cement, steel, ports, mining are seeing a growth trajectory *VA George
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Best of the best approach adopted in our new facility”

Tom Chackalackal, Vice President, Manufacturing, Ford India elaborates Shekhar Jitkar on the company’s new state-of-the-art plant and the latest production technologies deployed to leverage the best. Excerpts of the interview…

Can you brief us on the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at Ford’s Maraimalai Nagar plant? We have invested $ 500 million in creating this manufacturing centre of excellence where we have more... *Shekhar Jitkar
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We created India’s first green building”

PradeepBhargava, Managing Director, Cummins Generator Technologies India Ltd details to Soumi Mitra and Indira Rao on the essence of lean and green plant, the present power sector woes and the company’s key to sustainability. Excerpts of the interview…

How do you look at the current sudden surge in demand and the overall growth in the manufacturing sector, post downturn? I would not like to call the current happenings as “sudden surge” in more...
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Die and mould makers in India can compete globally”

S C Kalyanpur, President, Tool & Gauge Manufacturers Association (TAGMA) updates Shekhar Jitkar on the present Indian die & mould industry, the future trends and the association’s initiatives towards the industry. Interview excerpts…

Is there any change in the short-term and long-term strategies for die & mould makers due to increasing global competitive pressure? Die and mould makers in India can today compete globally and have more...
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Frugal engineering is the buzzword”

Suman Bose, Managing Director - India, Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software (India) Pvt Ltd apprises Soumi Mitra on the changing dynamics of innovation, engineering and the company’s leap towards social engineering. Excerpts of the interview…

How do you see the morphing of Siemens PLM as a software company to an engineering company? The parentage of Siemens is changing. There is a lot of paradigm shift in our way of thinking. We are more... *Soumi Mitra
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The complete foundry aproach„

Viraj Naidu, Managing Director, Disa India Ltd, shares his thoughts on the benefits of the recent merger with Wheelbrator; predicts a surging growth for the automotive industry and elaborates to EM on the fast-selling products in the Indian market. Excerpts of the interview…

? How do you plan to leverage out of the recent partnership with Wheelabrator? The global merger between the Disa group - a leading foundry solutions company and the Wheelabrator group – the more...
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The motto remains ‘understanding customer requirements”

A P Arya, Managing Director, TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd elucidates Indira Rao on the way forward for the Indian machine tool industry and how it needs to develop solutions to satiate the customer. Excerpts of the interview…

? How do manufacturing industries across the globe bridge the widening gap between production cost and expected price by customers? The most important part of the strategy to bridge the gap between more...
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Manufacturing has to become our centerpiece”

A K Taneja, Managing Director & CEO, Shriram Pistons & Rings Ltd, orients on the wide spectrum of contemporary manufacturing subjects and the repercussions it will lead in the coming days to Soumi Mitra. Read on the interview excerpts…

What do you attribute to the current growth in demand in the auto-components sector, immediately after the downturn period? This is good time to be in India and to be an Indian. Unless we press all more... *Soumi Mitra
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Committed to safety, health and environment”

Gulshan Kumar Sachdev, MD, Quaker Chemical India Ltd updates Soumi Mitra on the company’s initiatives in reducing waste and improving product and process quality. Excerpts of the interview…

Please tell us how Quaker’s Management Services program and how it contributes towards benchmarking practices. At Quaker, we see management services as a comprehensive way to deliver value to our more...

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