Sales & Marketing of Machine Tools in the New Millennium – How to Manage the Challenges?

Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) conducted an 8 days course on ‘Certified Machine Tool Sales & Marketing Professional’ at IMTMA Technology Centre in Bengaluru from 24th – 31st May 2019. Gautam Joshi, Advisor, IMTMA; T.K. Ramesh, Managing Director, Micromatic Machine Tools (marketing company of Ace Micromatic Group); J. Prabhakar, Head – WIDMA Machining Solutions Group, Kennametal India; A.N. Chandramouli, Industry Consultant and Board Member at Starrag India; T.K. Ramesh, Director, UCAM [...]

Industrial Automation: A well-organised program

Before taking up the course I did not have much knowledge of the actual automation systems used in the industry. During the course, we were taught the basics of concepts like pneumatics, hydraulics, electro-pneumatics, PLC programming, motors, VFD, robotics, circuits, sensors, and the MPS kit. Though I came from a mechanical background it was easy for me to understand the concepts of PLC, electrical circuits, control circuits, and power circuits. This was [...]

Finishing School: Very Informative & Assists in Placements

 During my Finishing school in production engineering training, it was really a great experience for me to be around all the machines, look at them closely, understand their characteristics and working. The topics covered were also specific to the production engineering field. The intense course helps us to be more efficient. The placement support provided after the course is quite impressive. It provided me with an industry experience via internship & practical [...]

Training in Industrial Automation

Industrial Automation is the automatic control of the manufacturing of a product through successive stages. It is the technology concerned with Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Computer-based systems, etc., using various control devices like PCs/PLCs/DCS, used to have control on various operations of an industry without significant intervention from humans and to provide automatic control performance. Why industrial automation is required? Industrial Automation processes use control systems like computers or robots to [...]

Certificate Award Function for First Batch Foundation Course in Industrial Automation

Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) organized an award function for the First Batch Foundation Course in Industrial Automation at its Technology Centre at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bengaluru on 20th March 2019. Rashmikant Joshi, Managing Director, Festo India delivered the keynote address. Office bearers from IMTMA presided over the event. Speaking on the occasion P. Ramadas, President, IMTMA said, “Finding skilled labour is one primary challenge confronting [...]

Live Demo on Implementing Industry 4.0 in Manufacturing

Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) organized a Live Demo on INDUSTRY 4.0 concept during IMTEX 2019, from 24 to 29 January at its Technology Centre at BIEC. Industry 4.0 is the fourth industrial revolution, and is the biggest shift in the manufacturing world since automation. In this, all resources like men, machines, equipment and process are digitally linked and monitored continuously in real-time. The movement of the material, starting [...]

Productivity Institute: 6 Axis Handling Robot

The 6 axis handling robot for pick and place application has been interfaced with JYOTI CNC Turning centre at IMTMA Technology Centre. The main specifications of the robot are: Model LR Mate 200ic Axes 6 Payload-wrist 5 kg Reach 704 mm Controller R-30iA Mate This addition will enable IMTMA to demonstrate automation in CNC machining, Robot programming and Integration of robot with CNC machines in related training programmes. [...]

Productivity Institute: Tilting Rotary Table & Vertical Machining Centre added

5 axis machining capability has been brought in, by the addition of tilting rotary table from UCAM India in the BFW vertical machining centre to the Productivity Institute at the IMTMA Technology Centre, Bengaluru. The main specifications of the table are: Dia of table: 200 mm. Tilting angle: -20 to +110 degrees. Load capacity: 80 Kg This addition will enable IMTMA to demonstrate complex machining of parts dealt in automotive, aerospace [...]

Shop Floor CMM Added at IMTMA Pune Tech Centre

A shop floor CMM of model name Pearl 433 from Electronica Mechatronic Systems has been added at the IMTMA Pune Technology Centre. The machine is a compact one of capacity 400X300X300 mm with Renishaw probing system, ideal for training and validation of small components. The construction is of bridge type equipped with precision LM rails for movement. Hands-on training in CMM will start from Feb 2019. [...]