Instrumentation Ltd Palakkad
In the year 2011 students from Mechanical Engineering Dept. visited Instrumentation Ltd Palakkad. Instrumentation Limited, Palakkad (ILP) started in 1974 as the second manufacturing unit of IL, Kota. It started operations in collaboration with M/s Yamatake Honeywell co.Ltd. Japan (YH) the world renowned leader in process control instrumentation including final control elements like control valves etc. Today, Instrumentation Ltd. , plays a vital support role for a very wide spectrum of industrial enterprises – ranging from core sector establishments such as steel, power, cement and oil refineries to large medium and even small scale industries. Students witnessed manufacturing of control valves, butterfly, globe, safety relief, bellows sealed, engineering, angle, high pressure valves and actuator, instrumentation, transmitter, desuper heater, power cylinder, orifice, cavitation and positioner. The unit in Palakkad is under expansion to handle bigger and critical valves weighing up to 25 tons. During the 2009-10 fiscal, the unit has manufactured and supplied 2,800 mm size butterfly valves for the Vizag Steel Plant and 24 inch control valves for Pragathi 660 MW Power Plant in New Delhi. Students also got their first ever experience in the working of a large scale manufacturing industry and also learned working of advanced manufacturing machinery like CNC and other autonomous systems.
Wonderla is an amusement park located near Bidadi, 28 kilometres (17 mi) from Bangalore, spanning 82 acres (33 ha) of land. It has been promoted by V-Guard Industries Ltd, based in Cochin, Kerala. Students got to learn about various Fluid and hydraulic machines, how they operate. WonderLa being a recreational center, students had a chance to relax their minds enabling them to learn with fun.
Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd is an integrated titanium dioxide manufacturing public sector undertaking in Kerala, India. Its operations comprise mining, mineral separation, synthetic rutile and pigment-production plants. Apart from producing rutile-grade titanium dioxide pigment for various types of industries, it also produces other products like ilmenite, rutile, zircon, sillimanite, synthetic rutile etc. This unique experience allowed the students to develop a tremendous insight into the working of a metallurgical plant. The students also learnt about the risks related to chemical industries and how to safely overcome them.
KSRTC Central Works
KSRTC central works is the central hub for maintenance and repair of vehicles owned by KSRTC. The State Motor Service was inaugurated by His Highness SreeChithirathirunal on 20 February 1938. It is the oldest workshop in the state which takes care of KSRTC’s fleet of buses from its inception. It even services the hi-tech Volvo buses. The students had a hands-on experience working with Fuel Injection systems, Engine Overhauling Unit, Transmission Unit. The learning experiences were so profound so that the students could assemble and dissemble parts from the above units with minimal supervision. The workers and students intermingled with great ease. It also houses a body building section where all kinds of Buses get their trademark appearance.
Keltron Tool room Research & Training Centre (KELTRAC), sponsored by Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd (KELTRON) and Department of Industries, Government of Kerala is an autonomous society registered under Travancore-Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Act 1955. KELTRAC is to make available, a state-of-the-art facility for research, development and training in tooling, computer aided design & modeling. Designed to be a center for excellence, KELTRAC will also address education & research aspects for metal working techniques and processes. The students had an opportunity to learn about advanced measuring tools including CNC 3D CMM. Students learnt the working of CNC EDM, ENC wire EDM, Jig Grinder, Lathe and Milling.