As a leading manufacturer of gears and drives, how important is the cement-sector to you?..
Cement is the backbone of infrastructure industry, and we are a 47-years-old organisation and supplying geared motor and gear boxes since then. Cement segment is always been a key and focused segment for our organisation. Today, we have presence in almost every cement plant in India, which is quite evident. Our product in running successfully in various plant over decades. We emphasise that it is not just the torque and speed, but the reliability of the geared motor is the key as it defines the performance of the machine or equipment in a process industry. Radicon Powerbuild is a name that personifies reliability and value.
What is the range of transmissions that cement plants need? How much of this range do you cater to?... How much of this is supplied by domestic manufacturers and which part of the range has to be imported?
We have a very wide range of products in our industry, the big basket of products that can fulfill the requirement of all application in a cement plant when it comes to the small and medium size of power transmission solutions. Our range of product consists of:
"Growth in cement segment has been moderate in the last couple of years, reason could be the over expansion of various cement plants."
What has been the growth of cement sector orders in your order books in the last three years? How do you see growth of business from this industry coming up in the coming three years? Can you analyse the business and compare new project orders via a vis spares/replacement orders?
Growth in cement segment has been moderate in the last couple of years, reason could be the over expansion of various cement plants. In fact, a few plants were not being utilised up to their full capacity.
We are anticipating good business in the next three years as a lot of infrastructure projects are lined up. The Indian Government has also initiated many projects in rail, road and housings.
We are equally supplying in new project as well as replacement orders. We can proudly state that Radicon Powerbuild is enjoying maximum share in cement and road constructions equipment segment.
Have you developed any special products customized for the cement plants? Can you talk about such products, and explain the features for our interested readers.
Power Build has always stayed ahead by continuously investing in the latest manufacturing technology, processes and quality systems. We have been continuously developing new product to meet the application demands of the market.
One of the recent developments is motodrive and planetary drives.
Motodrive: It is a combination of gear box, motor and a variable frequency inverter mounted on the motor itself. The applications like weigh feeders, conveyors and Intralogistic conveyor wherein motodrive is widely used.
Planetary gear box: An ideal solution for inline and right-angled applications, which require high ratios up to 2,500:1 in a limited space is desired. The current product range covers 65,000 N-m. The product has a range of options on the output side to suit the customer needs
"Our products are operating in various cement plants across the country for various equipment including kiln drive, mill auxiliary drive, etc."
Cement plant environment is known for high ambient dust concentration... How does this affect the reliability and life of gearboxes and/or transmissions? Do the gearboxes designed for such hostile operating conditions come with any dust proofing arrangements?...
Radicon Powerbuild continued to supply in high dust environment industries for decades.
Our products are operating in various cement plants across the country for various equipment including kiln drive, mill auxiliary drive, etc. We have been supplying:
Do you as OEM extend service support to your cement...customers including preventive and predictive maintenance protocols and training on the same? Do you look at this as a logical expansion of your business?
Existing satisfied customers are the best promoters for any marketers. Preventive maintenance is a key tool, which can improve the ROI and ensure long-term sustainable relations between Power Build and OEMs. Imparting customer training for operation and periodic maintenance can enhance the customer confidence and drive value additional business for Power Build also. Radicon Powerbuild conducts periodic training programmes for esteemed customers, which can be availed by them.
"Radicon Powerbuild are in the process of introducing Servo suitable gear boxes, geared motors with cabinet mounted VFD, custom build gear boxes and geared motors for cement and other industries."
What are your plans for new investments in capacity creation, acquisition of new technology, or introduction of new innovative products for the cement sector?
Our management believes in continuous improvements and investments. We are TPM certified company by JIPM. Radicon Powerbuild plans to expand its manufacturing capacity in India and abroad. Also, we are in the process of introducing Servo suitable gear boxes, geared motors with cabinet mounted VFD, custom build gear boxes and geared motors for various applications, specialised planetary drives, etc. for cement and other industries.
Cement companies are battling challenges of CO2 emissions and are under pressure to increase efficiencies.áHow can your supplies and services help them in this matter?
We are proud of our contribution to the society and towards protection of the environment. We offer solutions with higher efficiency IE2/IE3 geared motors, suitable to run through VFD with soft starting and optimised product selection can keep check on the overall electricity consumption. This could help industry to earn carbon credit.