Industry 4.0 SAMARTH UDYOG Centre
Twelve companies have been allocated 108 acres of land in a 500-acre world class Machine Tool Park at Tumakuru by Ministry of Heavy Industries.
The Park is in partnership with Karnataka State Government in the centre of machine tools cluster and will strengthen the output of the machine tools sector.
R&D capabilities in Institutions of Eminence are being leveraged to develop cutting edge industrial technologies so that challenges of manufacturing sector emerging from huge imports of high-tech products can be dealt with.
The manufacturing sector is crucial for the development of the country’s economy as the Capital Goods industry contributes about 12% to the total manufacturing activity which is about 2% of the GDP, said the Ministry on 27 Dec 2019.
The Government has set a target of US$1 trillion manufacturing economy in the next five years and to achieve this the sector has to grow at double digits.
Meanwhile, DHI Secretary Dr. A. R. Sihag has inaugurated three Technology Development Projects at IISc Bangalore and Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) Bengaluru recently.
He has also inaugurated two Technology Development Projects at PSG College of Technology and Scientific and Industrial Testing and Research Centre (SiTARC) at Coimbatore, respectively.
IISc Bangalore has developed a technology for metal additive printing machine with DHI support. This is niche technology and the development is being done for the first time in India.
An Industry 4.0 SAMARTH UDYOG Centre is also coming up at IISc Bangalore in order to support Indian manufacturing to adopt and assimilate Industry 4.0 technology such as Data Analytics, 3 D Printing, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, robotic machine to Machine Communication, Smarting of Legacy machine.
A Sensor Technology manufacturing, Fabrication facility is also coming up at CMTI with the help of the DHI.
The Sensor Technology will help in making products and machines smart through deployment of function specific sensor specially designed for data extraction.
Another Facility for Nano technology is also coming up in CMTI that will provide better alternative route for precision manufacturing in strategic sectors.
PSG College Coimbatore, along with Industry partners, has developed Welding Robots, special alloy electrodes, power supply with the support of DHI.
Indigenous technology has been developed at SiTARC by triad of Academia, Industry and Government for development of Smart Submersible Pumping Solutions for Industrial and Water Supply Applications.
DHI, the Ministry and Public Enterprises had launched a pilot scheme in November 2014 for enhancement of competitiveness in the Indian capital goods sector. The scheme is focused on making the Indian capital goods sector globally competitive and give a boost to the Indian economy.
The scheme addresses the issue of technological depth creation in the capital goods sector besides creating common industrial facility centers.
The scheme consists of five components which are Advanced Centres of Excellence, Integrated Industrial Infrastructure Facilities (IIFC), Common Engineering Facility Centre (CEFC), Testing & Certification Centre (T&CC) and Technology Acquisition Fund Programme (TAFP).
A Screening Committee of DHI has selected 25 projects which include:
Development of Shuttle less rapiers looms of 450 RPM at CMTI, Bengaluru;
Additive Manufacturing technology for High Performance Metallic Alloys at IISc Bengaluru;
Development of Smart Submersible (6 inch) Pumping Solutions for Industrial and Water Supply Applications at SiTARC Coimbatore;
Development of 5 Cubic Meter Hydraulic Excavator – HEX 400 at HEC, Ranchi.
Eight Centres of Excellence (CoEs) for Technology Development have been established at IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, IISc, CMTI, HEC/PSG College of Technology etc.
Technologies have been developed with industry partners in sectors like machine tools, textile machinery, earth moving machinery, metallurgical machinery and welding, submersible pumps.
Centres of Excellence (CoEs) at IIT Madras, IISc, Bengaluru, PSG College of Technology Coimbatore, Sitarc Coimbatore and HEC Ranchi have already been completed.
Shuttle less rapier looms of 450 RPM developed by CMTI are under testing at the facility of the industry partner at Surat.
Development of the rest of the CoEs at IIT Kharagpur and IIT Delhi is at an advanced stage.
The list of 8 CoEs is:
CoE at CMTI Bengaluru by TMMA for development of shuttle less rapiers looms of 450 RPM;
CoE at IIT Madras for development of 11 advanced technologies for Machine Tools & Production Technology;
CoE at PSG College of Technology for development of three Welding Technologies;
COE at Coimbatore by Sitarc on Smart Submersible (6 inch) Pumping Solutions for Industrial and Water Supply Applications;
CoE at IIT Delhi for Textile Machinery;
CoE at IIT Kharagpur for Advanced Manufacturing;
CoE at HEC, Ranchi for manufacturing Hydraulic Excavator by HEC with institutional support of ISM Dhanbad;
CoE at IISc-Bengaluru with Wipro 3D for design and development of 3 D Printing technologies. fiinews.com