Stone India inks MoU with MELECS MWW and Voith Turbo Scharfenberg GmbH
Written by Vijay   
Tuesday, 06 December 2011
Mumbai: Stone India Ltd, a manufacturer of equipment for the railways, has recently executed a Memorandum of Understanding with MELECS MWW GmbH & Co. KG, Austria for manufacturing and supply of light weight pantograph for Metro Coaches in India.

The company has also executed a Memorandum of Understanding with Voith Turbo Scharfenberg GmbH & Co, KG, Germany for Indian Railways Coupler business.

Stone India's Locomotive Business Group deals with Locomotive Brake Systems for Diesel and Electric Locomotives.

Stone India Ltd has been the first Indian Company to indigenously manufacture and supply Pneumatic Brake System - type 28LAV-1 for Indian Railways as per the license agreement with WABCO-USA ( now known as Wabtec Corporation).

Apart from manufacturing critical brake valves as required for the Brake System, Modular Panel Mounted Brake Systems are also manufactured in both Bi-plate as well as in Tri-plate version for both Diesel & Electric Loco application. Heatless, regenerative "VAPORID" Air Dryers are manufactured as per the license agreement with Wabtec Corporation, USA for both Locomotive, Metro Motor Unit and Electric/Diesel multiple units. Installation & commissioning work are also undertaken on the locomotives for Brake Systems as well as for Air Dryers. In addition the company specializes in conversion of Vacuum to Air Brake System in Locomotives.

The Carriage Business Group deals with pneumatic Brake Systems for Carriage & Freight stock for Railway rolling stock operation.

Stone India Ltd has been a pioneer supplier of Air Brake systems since the introduction of Air Brakes for Indian Railways in 1980's. Distributor Valve type C3W to SAB WABCO design for Carriage & Freight operation is manufactured in Aluminium body for Carriage and Cast Iron body for Freight wagons. Other equipments like Brake Cylinders, Angle Cocks, Dirt Collectors, Hoses, etc. are manufactured either as per Stone India's in-house design or as per customer requirements. In addition to Distributor Valves and pneumatic equipments, Stone India has been supplying Slack Adjuster - type DRV2 to Indian Railways since its introduction in 1960's. Stone India produces both DRV2 and DRV2A Slack Adjusters with LCF4 Empty Load Box to SAB, Sweeden design. Stone India recently has developed its own patented Beam Mounted Brake System for all types for Freight Wagons.

The Train Power Business Group deals with Electro-Mechanical, Electrical & Electronic products used in Indian Railways. The products include Brushless Alternators, Electronic Regulators and Pantographs.

Brushless Alternators are power generators used in the coaches. Stone India manufactures and supplies 3, 4.5, 18 and 25KW Brushless Alternators to Indian Railways. Electronic Rectifier cum Regulator convert and maintains the supply at a steady 110V DC. 25 KW Alternators are used in the Air-conditioned coaches in Indian Railways. The Electronic Rectifier Regulator has inbuilt data recorder & data storage device. It also has a PC interface for data manipulation. Stone India also manufactures Rectifier Regulator of 4.5KW and 25KW capacities in the Magnetic Amplifier design.

Pantographs are used in the Electric Locomotives& Electric Multiple Units to draw power from the overhead traction. Stone India manufactures AM-12, AM-92, AM-18 B2 Pantographs as per Faiveley-France design for AC Locomotives and AC/DC EMU coaches. AM-92 Pantographs are used in high speed Passenger Locomotives.

Stone India Ltd has an equity capital of Rs. 7.60 crore. The company's net sales were up 17.3% at Rs. 27.45 crore and net profit rose 30% to Rs. 1.56 crore in Q2 2011 (July - September) over Q2 2010.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 December 2011 )
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