German engineered machine tools at Indian price
January 13, 2016 12:26 pm
We at Messer are helping Indian industries with German engineered machine tools at Indian price to be at par with global benchmarking of technology and quality.
Utkarsh Landekar, Head Marketing Services, Messer Cutting Systems India Pvt Ltd
Metal forming machine tools industry in India today has become the back bone of automobile sectors and engineering industries. The new upcoming infrastructure and architectural projects are also utilising the metal forming machine tools to make the structures from imported and locally procure draw material. This is contributing to a major component of the growth and development of the metal forming machine tools industry in India.
“We believe that the ‘Make in India’ initiative by our prime minister is supporting our industry to ramp the capacity to be at par with global industry,” says Utkarsh Landekar, Head Marketing Services, Messer Cutting Systems India Pvt Ltd.
Messer helps Indian industries to be at par with global standardsThe current metal forming machine tools industry is trying to compete globally in terms of the throughput using advance imported equipment, material and techniques. The Indian improvisation is also aiding the industries to be at global standard with better pricing.
Talking about whether metal forming machine tools industry in India is at par with global standard, Landekar says, “We at Messer are helping Indian industries with German engineered machine tools at Indian price to be at par with global benchmarking of technology and quality.”
Opportunities and challengesThe current metal forming machine tools industry is trying to compete globally, the opportunities are immense for the domestic sector.
Speaking on the opportunities and challenges, Landekar says, “The opportunities of exporting to countries that are deficient in terms of manufacturing technologies definitely exist. By having latest technology equipment Indian industries can win over the global competition. The challenges for this industry are global slowdown, falling crude prices which will slow the demand of the finished products. Even if the industry will ramp up its capacity there is deficiency of skilled manpower to utilise these machine tools and produce world-class products. Another issue is the speed of clearance of the Infra project can lead to several challenges for this industry.”
Messer’s offeringsMesser offers complete range of CNC based oxyfuel gas cutting, plasma cutting and laser cutting systems from its global units and Indian factory. It is presently having one of the largest installed base of these machines in India. Along with the cutting machines Messer also offers gas supply and control systems which are essential for this industry. The plate and sheet forming needs management software for planning and execution, it supplies the Omniwin Plate management which is one of the best in the industry for universal use.
IMTEX 2016Messer has developed two products. Landekar explains in detail about the two products:Messer SmartBlade: It is CNC unitised machine with integrated plasma cutting table which has been designed for cutting 0.5 mm to 16 mm mild steel, GI, stainless steel and aluminium sheet and plate material. The cutting area is 1500 mm X 3000 mm. The applications range from HVAC industry for ducting, engineering, fabrication, architectural and ornamental cutting. This machine also is suitable for signage industry. It is a drop and cut type of machine where no installation is required. It is supplemented by necessary software to design and manufacturers from Messer’s own product range.
Messer SwiftBlade: This is CNC unitised machine with integrated fibre laser cutting table which has been designed for cutting 0.5 mm to 5 mm mild steel, GI, 2 mm stainless steel and aluminium sheet material. The cutting area is 1,500 mm X 3,000 mm. This machine is ideal for very high precision cutting, sheet metal panel manufacturing.