AIA organised Metal Tech 2005
As India integrates itself with the world economy, Indian industry is also in the process of transcending geographical borders and fast coming to terms with the fact that 'factor advantages' are only one part of the story. The 'real and sustainable' advantage to earn a place in the international arena will be 'competitiveness' in the form of a 'complete value proposition'. This proposition encompasses several key parameters including price, quality, productivity, efficiency, aesthetics, delivery systems etc. State-of-the-art automation technologies have a vital role to play in enabling these.
Metals & Minerals is among the fastest growing sectors in India today. Along with new capacities and expansions, there is an increasing focus on productivity and efficiency. In keeping with its primary mission of increasing knowledge and awareness levels and helping Indian industry to leverage cutting-edge automation technologies, AIA organised Metal Tech 2005, as part of its series of industry-specific seminars.
The forum provided a common platform for information and knowledge-sharing on the development and deployment of automation technologies and showcased the latest trends and global practices across the Metals & Minerals sector. Industry leaders shared their experiences on how technologies are playing a key role in their premier organisations, contributing to their success and guiding their future vision. Technology providers presented some of the latest technologies on offer and delegates got an opportunity to listen to the OEM and consultant perspective as well.
Increasing Relevance of Automation in the Indian Metal Industry by Dr. B.N. Singh, JMD & CEO, JSW Steel
Benefits of Automation - the Aluminium experience by A. Ray, Director, NALCO
Leveraging Automation in Steel production by D Sengupta, Vice-President, Tata Steel Ltd.
Technological Developments in Cold Rolling Mills by S Avhad, General Manager, Flat Products Equipments Ltd.
Enhancing Efficiency & Productivity by Helmut Langlotz, ABB, Germany
Automation for Non-ferrous Metals by Neil Freeman, Global Consultant, Honeywell - USA
Using Real-time Performance Mgt. Systems by Abraham Samson, Head, Engg and Software Systems, Larsen & Toubro
A consultant's view point by G K Jha, Director, MN Dastur & Co
Automation benefits for a mid-size metal producer by O P Gupta, President, Project & Engg Services, Usha Martin Ltd.
An OEM Perspective by Dr. Michael Jansen, SMS Demag Germany
Benefits of Automation - on the tin trail by B L Raina, Managing Director, Tinplate Co. of India Ltd.