6|Engineering Info News in Brief
M&M plans passenger
vehicle plant in TN Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) will set up a passen- ger vehicle manufacturing plant in Tamil Nadu. It has confirmed investment in the state and this would take the total car manufacturing capacity in Tamil Nadu to 1.4 million units per annum from the current 1.3 mil- lion units. M&M had earlier indicated that it would be setting up a tractor plant in Tamil Nadu.
Brighton to set up
` 2,700-cr facility Brighton Equipment Corporation proposes to set up large factory to manufacture forged steel components that could be used in third generation nuclear power plants, pet- rochemicals and ship build- ing. It has approached the Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd for setting up the fac- tory which will comprise four facilities — a melt shop, forging shop, machin- ing shop and welding and assembly shop. The factory will require about 800 acre of land.
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BHEL wants Chinese cos to set production base E
quipment major, BHEL, which is facing competi- tion from cheap equip-
ment supplies from China, has demanded level-playing- field and wants Chinese firms should set manufacturing bas- es in India. BHEL opined that since duty on capital goods equipment for power sector is zero, Chinese equipment sup- plies are posing a price threat and affecting margins. It also added that the Chinese gov- ernment was also subsidising their exports while Indian sup- pliers are paying sales tax and excise duties. Taking every-
thing into account, Chinese equipments are 15 to 20 per
cent cheaper as compared to Indian supplies.
L&T drops power equipment expansion plan L
arsen & Toubro is learnt to have shelved its plans to expand its power equipment manufacturing capacity of 5,000 MW per annum in reaction to government’s refusal to impose duty on imported equipment, especially from China. The finance ministry is believed to have ruled out the imposition of import duty on power equipment sourced from
overseas, even though domes- tic manufacturers had made several representations for a level-playing field with Chinese equipment firms. Another power equipment maker BHEL had also demanded imposing import duty on power equip- ment sourced from abroad. Under the Mega Power
Policy, imports of power equip- ment for thermal projects with
MANN + HUMMEL launches EDM filters
ANN+HUMMEL, German major into filter and filtra- tion systems for automotive and industrial use, has now launched a new generation of EDM fil- ters. The filters are designed for Japanese and European EDM machines. Important advantag- es include up to 30 per cent lon- ger service life in comparison to standard filter elements avail- able on the market, as well as clean dielectric fluid right from the start.
a capacity of 1,000 megawatts (MW) and above and hydel plants of more than 500 MW are exempted from excise and customs duty. Earlier, the min- istry of power had proposed imposing a 10 per cent import duty on power equipment, besides a 5% countervailing duty and a 4 per cent special additional duty.
The new EDM filters from MANN+HUMMEL enable oper- ators of EDM machines to low- er their running costs. The filter uses a synthetic filter media and has a triple progressive bellows design. This enables the filter element to perfectly fill out the installation space of the filter housing and provide a large fil- ter surface area. Adhesive lines stabilise the bellows.
This enables use of the entire
surface of the progressive pleat- ing to hold dirt. The combina- tion of the progressive pleating, filter surface area and synthetic media allow for a high dirt hold- ing capacity and therefore for a long service life.
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