The December 2016 edition of IPF features Special Sections on Test & Measuring Instruments (Instrumentation) and Industrial Automation, Robotics & Industrial Electronics, plus a Special Focus – Indo-German Business Ventures. Instrumentation plays a vital role in industry where precision measurement is the key to a perfect product. Even the utilities would be handicapped without proper instruments. Automation not only improves productivity and quality, but also provides safety, especially in operations in hazardous areas. Also without automation many manufacturers would face the manpower crunch. As for Germany, the country remains the leading economic powerhouse of Europe on the strength of its technological prowess and German companies have a long tradition of business interests in India across the industrial spectrum, from fashion to fasteners and cosmetics to CNC machines.
Industrial Products Finder (IPF), a pioneer industrial journal in India, was launched in 1972. It gives industrial manufacturers and exclusive dealers/importers of industrial products a forum to display their ware, in a medium that was to be made regularly available to the users of these products. IPF focuses on all industrial/engineering products and services, consultancies, repair and reconditioning services, industrial security and safety services, and of late, pollution control and environment protection services. Apart from products, there are also other regular features that complement the core activity – a capsule of important events and developments in the industrial sector, news on companies, projects, joint ventures and mergers, etc; a selection of articles written by experts in the field as well as academics; and information on all important trade fairs, conferences, seminars and training programmers.