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New FMS to boost production of MBT engines at Chennai ordnance factory
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The Engine Factory in Avadi (close to Chennai) will now have the ability to produce extra engines for India’s Main Battle Tanks (MBT) after a brand new Flexible Manufacturing System (FMS) was commissioned at the ordnance factory on Tuesday. The FMS is anticipated to double the engine production capability of the plant to 750.


The facility was devoted to the nation by Hari Mohan IOFS, Chairman, Ordnance Factory Board. The Engine Factory (Avadi) has state of the artwork machines, together with the primary FMS within the nation.



The improvement comes after the Ministry of Defence permitted the augmentation of production capability of engines at the factory so as to meet the Army’s demand for extra tanks and engine spares.


The commissioning of the FMS will allow the factory to meet the improved necessities of engines and spares, mentioned R Shyam Sunder IOFS, the General Manager of the Engine Factory.


The machine has 4 giant CNC machining centres related by a typical rail guided car for dealing with 40 pallets and a 450-tool journal.


Any of the 20 sorts of V46, V92 and UTD engine components may be machined flexibly in any of the four machines as determined by a complicated host laptop in unmanned mode.


A laser-enabled device breakage detection system, device pre-setter, compressor, superior CNC controller, coolant chiller, temperature management and compensation and a hydraulically operated fixture mechanism are some of the salient options of the machine.


The machine has an interactive dashboard facility for planning, scheduling and monitoring the work progress on an actual time foundation.


The FMS mission has been ordered at the fee of Rs 148.four crore.


Engine Factory Avadi is the one group within the nation devoted to manufacturing totally indigenised engines for Indian Army’s MBTs.

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