IPF July 2019 had 3 Focus Sections – Material Handling Equipments (includes Logistics & Warehousing), Construction, Earthmoving & Mining Equipment, Test & Measuring Instruments.
As one of the major contributors to environmental degradation, the transport sector alone contributes to about a quarter of global CO2 emissions. Focus Section 1 showed why adoption of ‘green transportation’ is important for sustainable supply chain and how automation & robotics are changing the warehouse ecosystem. With the re-elected NDA government reiterating its commitment to infrastructure development in the country, construction equipment makers are gearing up for a good year. Within construction equipment segment, hydraulic excavators, which are the most widely used earthmoving equipment in heavy duty operation, are expected to experience much faster growth than other sub-segments. Focus Section 2 tracked developments in construction & mining equipment. Increasing electronic components in vehicles, electric & connected cars, engine downsizing, rise in stringent emission norms, etc are some of the developments that need accurate and rigorous testing of automotive parts. Focus Section 3 of “Test & Measuring Instruments” carried a lead story on how automotive test equipment suppliers are helping auto makers to set up a new quality benchmark.
In PLUS section, Pawan Chhibba of IIM (Calcutta) showed how Artificial Intelligence (AI) is enabling business transformation in manufacturing. AI can help predict and achieve higher efficiency levels which directly translate to cost savings. Besides, Vinod Subramanian, CEO of Logo Infosoft, explained importance of E-invoicing for SMEs.
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.