Voltas Ltds Machine Tool Division (MTD) has recently established a new Technology Centre in the city of Pune. The Managing Director of Voltas, Mr. Asok Soni has inaugurated the center and the officials of the company have stated that they have installed the centers first machine as Tornos CNC sliding headstock model Sigma 20. The CEO of Tornos Switzerland, Mr. Raymond Stauffer was also present there on the inaugurating ceremony of the center and some other business personalities were also present there. The guests included the guest of honour, M Laxminarayan, Joint Managing Director of Mico Bosch India.
While talking on the occasion, Mr. Soni put on much emphasize on the plans of Voltas MTD to become a solution provider and said that this Tech Centre is actually a major step towards that goal. The General Manager of the Voltas Machine Tools, Mr. Philip Mascarehas has made a presentation on the role and scope of the Technology Centre in the future and Mr. Stauffer also made a presentation on the present status and the future plans of Tornos. Mr. Soni was also talking about the companys plans in more details and said that the Voltas Machine Tools is currently planning to achieve a number of goals through this Technology Centre. He said that the first goal is to achieve cycle time estimations and accuracy commitments and also to perform machine capability studies and components trials.
When requested to say something more about the companys plans, Mr. Soni added that the other goals of the company behind this Technology Center is provide training of Voltas sales engineers and customers; tying-up with the fixture suppliers and trying on machine at the Tech Centre. He said that developing local part loding unloading systems; developing local supplies of machine peripherals to reduce the total investment are also among the company objectives behind this center. He also elaborated about the kinds of peripherals that they are aiming to develop in the center and said that the peripherals include the automatic machine door closing/opening, panel & oil coolers, chip conveyors, mist extractors, etc. He further added that establishing tool regrinding facility for serving the customer industry is also present there among their principal objectives for the Technology Center. The sources added that the company has also made some technical presentations on Tornos single spindle machines and their applications and also on the multi spindle machines and their applications, after the inauguration ceremony.