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HEC begins dispatching CNC Under Floor Wheel Lathe machine for Railways Print E-mail
Written by Satish   
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Ranchi: Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC), Ranchi has begun dispatching its new generation CNC Under Floor Wheel Lathe machine, which was ordered by the Central Organization For Modernization of Workshops (COFMOW). The first machine, out of the 7 ordered, has been thoroughly inspected by RITES and is all set to be commissioned.

The 2nd machine of the series is also ready and will be offered for inspection to RITES within a week. In addition to this, the company's new generation CNC Surface Wheel Lathe for CLW, Chittaranjan also was inspected and cleared for dispatch by a team of Inspecting Engineers from CLW this month.

This machine has been developed and manufactured in association with Hegenscheidt of Germany for the 1st time in India by Heavy Machine Tools Plant (HMTP) of HEC, Ranchi.

G K Pillai, CMD, HEC expressed his happiness & said that the rest 6 machines should be supplied in time so that customer confidence is won. On this occasion, a small function was organized at HMTP amidst all senior officers and staff.

This new generation CNC Under Floor Wheel lathe machine requires minimum operator's interference as the machine is fully automatic. The machine decides the optimum metal removal for maximum Wheel set life. It offers highest accuracy, is less prone to human error, is highly productive and ensures better accuracy of Wheel profile.

The Indian Railway Workshops were earlier equipped with old generation conventional Under Floor Wheel Lathe Machines. The performance of these machines were dependent more on the skill of operator for metal removal and achieving profile. This resulted in less Wheel life in the earlier generation machines.

The new generation automatic CNC Under Floor Wheel lathe Machine is expected to improve the life of Railway Wheel sets by around 20% to 30% with minimum operator interference. With the use of this machine, Indian Railways will be able to manage its Rolling Stock in more efficient & productive manner.

With this HEC has strengthened its position as a solution provider for Rolling Stock management.

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