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In an exclusive interview with the Indian Textile Journal, Dipen Shah, Territory Leader - India & Africa, Ingersoll Rand Power Tools, talks on various products offers by the company in textile space and future of this growing industry. Excerpts from the interview.
ITJ Editor: What are the products & technologies of Ingersoll Rand applicable to textile industry?
Dipen Shah (DS): Ingersoll Rand power Tools´ products are used for maintenance of a machine, material handling while manufacturing and in dispatch area, air motors for automation / packaging and textile machine manufacturing / building.
- Maintenance of machine: Impact tool: IR air impact tools & cordless battery tool are used for maintaining textile machines. Battery grease gun: Portable cordless battery guns are used for lubrication.
- Material handling while manufacturing & in dispatch area: Rail & balancer on Machine. Friction free rails are used while manufacturing, loading & unloading textile rolls, raw materials, etc.
- Electric/air chain hoist: Used for handling heavy rolls is dispatch & receiving area.
- Air motors for automation/packaging: Air motors are used for automation & rotation application, also used in packaging.
ITJ Editor: For the textile machinery builders, what equipment and knowhow are available and what are their chief characteristics?
DS: For textile machine manufacturing/building the following equipment are available:
Grinder: Used at the time of casting & finishing (G&M Series grinders)
Precision assembly tools: Machine assembly for critical parts & rollers (QX/QE & oil pulse tool)
Torque wrench: Torque verification (Click/Dial & Digital Type Torque wench)
Material handling solution: Rail system, air balancer used for goods movement on shop floor
ITJ Editor: In innovation, Ingersoll Rand is considered a pioneer. What are its contributions? How does it carry these activities?
DS: Ingersoll Rand has launched revolutionary Battery DC Tool (QX Series), which can directly display torque date on tool screen. QX tool is ergonomic, portable & sturdy, it has been appreciated widely by all customers. Furthermore IR is coming up with is M2 & G3 Series composite body pneumatic grinders.
ITJ Editor: Sustainability drive. What are the objectives and achievements of Ingersoll Rand in this field?
DS: Whatever product Ingersoll Rand develops is free from hazardous mat