DISA symposiums, held recently in Coimbatore and Kolkata, discussed the advanced foundry and surface preparation process technologies from DISA.
DISA India had an eventful week starting 24 June to 1 July 2014 with symposiums organised in Coimbatore and Kolkata. Speaking on the purpose of these symposiums, Viraj Naidu, Managing Director DISA Group, said, ´In a growing and developing industry like ours, we can evidently see the huge gap that prevails regarding knowledge about technology. It is time for the industry to bridge this gap by upgrading the manual moulding methods to machine moulding. Keeping this in mind, we at DISA India find it extremely important to educate our existing and potential customers to take that leap so that optimum results can be achieved. Through these training events and symposiums, DISA would like to provide a platform to not only highlight but also to tackle these issues in order to bring about a change in the foundry industry as a whole. The response we have received so far has been nothing less than overwhelming and we look forward to conducting similar sessions for many more regional customers in the coming months. We hope to receive the same encouragement and participation in the future as well.´
On 24 June, a symposium on DISA CORE 20FP was organised in Coimbatore. The symposium witnessed participation from more than 90 delegates across 43 companies. For those who showed keen interest in DISA Cold Box Core Shooter, DISA took the liberty of arranging a visit for the small group of key prospective clients from across categories from Coimbatore foundry belt to demonstrate the operation of the DISA CORE 20FP.
The presentation content was appreciated at the symposium as it was customised to cater to the needs and also to sensitise the technology gap, currently faced due to the unavailability of high-end technology product manufactured and delivered from Indian manufacturing operation. While Satyanarayana VN from DISA India took over the company introduction and challenges faced in upgrading manual CORE shop to robotic solutions, Palanichamy and Satyagupta took charge of the technical aspect on CORE making techniques along with DISA CORE 20FP´s key features and benefits. Satish Patil discussed DISA´s after-market support and all the above presentations were summarised by Elango.
The symposium on Complete Foundry Solutions organised in Kolkata on 27 June received good response from the Howrah-based small and medium foundries with 35 delegates from 22 companies attending the technical presentation. This was also one of the most interactive sessions seen at a symposium conducted by DISA India in recent times. The last event was conducted on 30 June and 1 July at Coimbatore, which constituted training on production optimisation and maintenance of DISA MATCH moulding machines for customers based in southern India. The training clocked about 30 key maintenance personnel from across 11 southern regional customers and one delegate from the western region.
The objective of the programme was to train operators and maintenance personnel to operate the DISA MATCH moulding machine in the most efficient way. The programme dealt with the grey zone between machine and foundry technology. The sessions were conducted by Frank Pedersen, Technical Supporter, Global Services, DISA Industries A/S; and MLS Raju, AGM - Training & Technical Support, DISA India.