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Continental’s Taraxagum based tyres to mitigate natural rubber dependency

Continental’s Taraxagum based tyres to mitigate natural rubber dependency

Text: Bhargav TS Continental presented its first test tyres made from the innovative material called Taraxagum which is derived from the natural rubber from dandelion roots. The research team’s long-term goal is to find an ecologically, economically and socially viable solution for the increasing demand for natural rubber. This would ease the pressure on the traditional rubber tree plantations in[Read More…]

by November 12, 2015 Corporate, Cover Story
NEI to roll-out third gen hub bearing

NEI to roll-out third gen hub bearing

Text: Bhargav TS CK Birla group firm National Engineering Industries (NEI) will be launching its 3rd generation hub bearing by next year. The company, which sells its bearings under the NBC brand is currently developing a 3rd generation hub bearing mainly catering to passenger cars and SUVs. NBC bearings are widely used by two and three-wheelers, cars, utility vehicles, commercial[Read More…]

by November 12, 2015 Corporate, Cover Story
Automotive industry in NCR is widening as new clusters evolve

Automotive industry in NCR is widening as new clusters evolve

Text: Bhargav TS National Capital Region (NCR) was evolved after Maruti Suzuki was established in the country. Earlier in India, Pune and Chennai were the traditional clusters of auto component industry. After Maruti Suzuki setup their facility in Manesar, the industrial area was developed for its suppliers. NCR became another cluster. Multi-national enterprises (MNEs) established their factories in the clusters[Read More…]

by November 12, 2015 Corporate, Cover Story
Tyre industry foresees lot of challenges in spite of raw material costs remain favourable

Tyre industry foresees lot of challenges in spite of raw material costs remain favourable

Text: Bhargav TS The Indian tyre industry has been witnessing tremendous growth for the past few years on account of growth in automobiles demand, especially in passenger vehicles and two-wheeler segments. In fact, availability of raw material (natural rubber) and ultramodern production facilities have led the country to emerge as one of the world’s most competitive tyre markets. But the[Read More…]

by October 17, 2015 Cover Story

Gemeni Machine Works targets Europe and US markets

Gemeni Machine Works manufacturers of tyre retreading machines serves domestic market in a vibrant way and intend to step into Europe and US markets. The plan for targeting Europe and the US markets is on the cards which will soon become staged. Every process in US and Europe market is automated and that style and technology have to be emulated[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 Cover Story

Imported tyres affects Apollo Tyres net sales in India

As the China’s Central Bank moved to devalue its tightly controlled currency, Chinese exports becomes cheaper which fuels the stoking fear. A devalued currency will make Chinese goods cheaper which in-turn affects the tyre companies especially in India. The increase in imports, especially the commercial vehicle tyres has rolled down Apollo Tyres revenue in the first quarter. The tyre maker[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 Cover Story
EMAG makes gear hobbing easier with KOEPFER K 300

EMAG makes gear hobbing easier with KOEPFER K 300

The machine acts as an universal solution for the manufacture of a multitude of geared components The gear is one of the earliest machine components in the history of mankind. For thousands of years, gears have served the purpose of movement and power transmission – first the power of flowing water, then that of steam and today numerous kinds of[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 Allied Industries, Cover Story
Renishaw’s Ballbar training multiplies machine tool accuracy and sets revised benchmarks

Renishaw’s Ballbar training multiplies machine tool accuracy and sets revised benchmarks

Advanced ballbar training enables shop to achieve “better than new” machine tool accuracy and extend machine life for unconventional silicon processing. Semiconductor industry supplier now understands its machine tool’s performance better than OEM service technicians. Ballbar data supports TPM and emerging SPC and OEE programs. Ballbar testing is nothing new to those who use fleets of machine tools, including people[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 Allied Industries, Cover Story
Janatics opines Make In India invigorating and impending

Janatics opines Make In India invigorating and impending

Text & Photo: Bhargav TS Automation of industries has become pervasive now. As the campaign ‘Make In India’ rooted its deep, many offshore players are earmarking India as their hub for several arms of their business. Coimbatore-based Janatics India deliberating on automation as India has umpteen man power to carry out the business effectively. Automation in pneumatic industries is a[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 Allied Industries, Cover Story
Portable 3D Coordinate Technology – Mobile Precision Made Easy in Automotive Applications

Portable 3D Coordinate Technology – Mobile Precision Made Easy in Automotive Applications

By Anthony Lur, Product Marketing Specialist, FARO Technologies Today, manufacturing practices are evolving to highlight ‘cyber-physical’ production systems controlled with smart products and the far-reaching internet cloud. With regards to quality control for the automotive industry, the ‘smart’ factory revolution has brought about changes in manufacturers’ measurement needs. For an industry such as automotive manufacturing that carries out high volumes[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 Allied Industries, Cover Story