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Finolex has evolved as the most diversified cable company in India
Deepak ChhabriaWith a standing of over 55 years, Finolex Cables is India’s largest manufacturer of electrical and telecom cables. Have started its operations with PVC cables for the automobile industry, Finolex has developed capabilities of producing extra high-voltage cables of as high as 500kV. Finolex is now strategically diversifying. Deepak K. Chhabria talks more on how he wants Finolex to be regarded as a full-fledged electrical products company, and not just a wire and cable company. An interview by Venugopal Pillai. More>>

COSMA is increasing its efforts on education and knowledge sharing

Soeb FatehiCOSMA completes 25 years of service to the control panel and switchgear industry this year. At this landmark juncture, Soeb Fatehi takes us through various contours of the industry – the trials, tribulations and the vast opportunities. Fatehi also outlines COSMA’s priorities in furthering the cause of its vast and diverse membership. Our small and medium manufacturers require better sharing of knowledge to remain contemporary, notes Fatehi. An interview by Venugopal Pillai.

We believe in adapting our global expertise for local markets

Venkat GarimellaSchneider Electric is global specialist in energy management with solutions for power and control, critical power, energy efficiency, automation, and renewable energy. We have, in this exclusive interaction, Venkat Garimella discussing Schneider Electric’s expertise and leadership in the low- and medium-voltage switchgear market. While discussing recent innovations by the company, Garimella explains why Schneider Electric has come to be regarded as the global leader in final distribution.

Arc flash safety awareness is building rapidly in India

Sushil VirmaniEaton recently introduced an arc-resistant, metal-enclosed load interrupter switchgear design, providing centralized control and protection for medium-voltage power distribution equipment. We have Sushil Virmani, in this interaction with Venugopal Pillai, discussing the new technology and giving insights into “arc flash,” a potentially dangerous phenomenon seen in switchgear operations. Virmani also underscores Eaton’s consciousness in developing safe and eco-friendly solutions.

We help keep people and property safe worldwide

John DrengenbergUL Standards, by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), encompass UL's extensive safety research, scientific expertise and uncompromising focus on quality. UL has developed more than 1,000 Standards, over the century of its service. Electrical Monitor caught up with John Drengenberg to know more about UL standards in industrial control panels. Here are excerpts of the email interaction.

In an economic slowdown, believe in your entrepreneurial spirit

M.RamaniBangalore-based Load Controls India Pvt Ltd is a specialist in LV/MV switchboards and control panels. It has to its credit introducing modular design for LV panels, and later to MV panels and bus ducts. M. Ramani tells more on the “modular” approach and how it has paid rich dividends to the company. Ramani also shares his vision of propelling Load Controls into the Rs.100-crore league by 2015. An interview by Venugopal Pillai.

Radical technology changes will improve acceptance of HVAC solutions

Kanwal Jeet JawaIn February this year, Daikin Air-conditioning India Pvt Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Japan-based Daikin Industries Ltd announced the launch of air-conditioning equipment using next generation refrigerant HFC32. It is encouraging to note that HFC32 based products bearing only one-third of the global warming potential when compared to conventional refrigerants like R410A and R22. In this exclusive interaction, Kanwal Jeet Jawa tells Venugopal Pillai more about HFC32 and how it mitigates adverse ecological impact. Jawa also discusses Daikin’s plans of commercializing this new and patented refrigerant gas.

Removal of diesel subsidy will boost Cooper ECOPACK

Farrokh CooperCooper Corporation recently launched “Cooper ECOPACK,” a three-cylinder diesel generator currently available in 62.5 KVA and 82.5 KVA ratings. Farrokh N. Cooper discusses the new product and explains how it scores on various efficiency parameters. Given that diesel subsidy will be eventually phased out, the running costs of gensets are bound to shoot up. In such a scenario, highly efficient gensets like the ECOPACK can provide a viable solution, says Cooper.

We believe that there is need for high technology in India

Dr. Klaus ProbstLeoni is a global provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries. It recently its new plant near Pune, making it Leoni’s second production site in India after its engineering office and a manufacturing facility set up in 2010, also in Pune. Dr. Klaus Probst talks about Leoni’s growth plans in the India. Probst believes that India’s demand for energy, renewable energy, transportation and infrastructure will continue for many years ahead, providing abundant growth opportunities. An interview by Venugopal Pillai.

Anti-capillary cables can offer a simple solution in critical application areas

Heinz OeschThe global Swiss company HUBER+SUHNER develops and manufactures components and system solutions for electrical and optical transportation of data and energy. HUBER+SUHNER recently introduced a silicone-free RADOX® anti-capillary cable to meet the demand for barrier sealed copper cables in the automotive market. In this interaction, Heinz Oesch tells Venugopal Pillai more about this revolutionary innovation and explains how silicone-free anti-capillary cables can obviate the need for expensive sealed connectors or crimps, thereby bringing about greater cost efficiency.


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