Organized by Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA), the third edition of Delhi Machine Tool Expo (DMTX 2019) effectively pulled in an impressive number of delegates and visitors from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities from the nearby states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, etc. at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida from August 08 – 11, 2019.
The show succeeded in its attempt to be a window on the global market and present state-of-the-art manufacturing technologies in metal cutting and metal forming. Additionally, Sheet metal forming machines, CNC machines, and Metrology were prominent highlights.
A befitting start
The event got off to a special start with industry veterans and field experts taking part in the opening day festivities. The traditional lamp lighting ceremony was graced by the Chief Guest Shri Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Hon’ble Minister of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises, Government of India; along with Smt Sukriti Likhi, Hon’ble Joint Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, Government of India. Also present were P Ramadas, President, IMTMA; Indradev Babu, Vice President, IMTMA; V Anbu, Director General & CEO, IMTMA; and other eminent dignitaries from the industry and the Government.
With regard to the ‘Make in India’ initiative, Shri Sawant said, “Income tax has been reduced to 25 percent for the companies with a turnover below `400 crore.”
Spotlight on SMEs
In his welcome note, Anbu emphasized on the importance of organizing regional expos and highlighted IMTMA’s pursuit to strengthen SMEs through such shows. “If the country needs to progress in the manufacturing sector then we need to empower SMEs as they are the backbone of manufacturing in India. Regional machine tool expos are held by IMTMA to take technological advancements to the doorsteps of SMEs of particularly Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 industry segments,” he said.
Seconding his views, Ramadas added, “Our exhibitions have been able to create a win-win situation for both Indian and global machine tool builders. The Delhi Machine Tool Expo is one such initiative which has been taking a lead in bringing technology to the doorsteps of SMEs in the northern region of the country.”
Innovation on the showcase
DMTX covers a wide spectrum of metalworking industry. Hence, the product palette provided total delight to visitors who had come expecting the same. Jyoti CNC Automation Ltd showcased a selective blend of five machines out of its exhaustive range – DX 170 nvu in Turning Center, Tachyon 7 in High Speed Drill Tap Center, VMC 1580 in VMC Performance Large Series, VTL 500 in Heavy Duty Vertical Turning Lathe and HX 500 in Horizontal Machining Center. Additionally, the company offered the experience of the world of Industry 4.0 through live demonstration of its new offering – 7th SENSE.
Electropneumatics & Hydraulics (I) provided live demonstration of its two machines – 5 Axes CNC Tube Bender 38CNC5X3-Hybrid and 35T Electric Servo Mechanical Press with a tonnage capacity of 35T and a C-Frame construction.
K Ganapathi Subramanian, Vice President – Marketing & Sales, Gedee Weiler Pvt Ltd, shared, “DMTX is highly instrumental to help us reach out to a big number of customers in Delhi NCR, especially the SMEs who may not have the opportunity to visit us at bigger shows like IMTEX.” The company displayed its latest Turnmill center that caters to various industrial segments that involve finishing components and need turning and drilling / milling in one setting.
Meanwhile, FARO Business Technologies India Pvt Ltd, presented its Metrology Solutions including VantageS Laser Tracker for large-scale 3D measurement that boasts of superior accuracy, exceptional portability and outstanding ruggedness.
Yet another regional fair lined up
After a highly successful edition of DMTX, IMTMA is all set to have the ball rolling in the South of India now with Chennai Machine Tool Expo (CMTX) 2019, which is scheduled to take place on September 26 – 29, 2019.
If the country needs to progress in the manufacturing sector then we need to empower SMEs as they are the backbone of manufacturing in India.