Enables automation and standardization for the pressure vessel joining process
Mumbai, India, June 05, 2014: Geometric Limited (BSE: 532312, NSE: GEOMETRIC), a leader in advanced manufacturing software, announced that through usage of its solids-based CNC programming solution, CAMWorks, Godrej’s Process Equipment Division (PED) has seen quantum improvements in machining processes.
Godrej Process Equipment Division (PED), part of Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company, manufactures custom-built and critical equipment for the process industry. The company has embarked on a modernization drive to fulfill customer demands for faster deliveries, while improving process efficiency and quality.
One of the key products that Godrej PED manufactures is pressure vessels. These gigantic equipments comprise of thick pressure vessel tanks that have multiple inlet and outlet nozzles. The main challenge lay in the accurate profiling of these nozzle-weld-profiles to fit the mating part so that the ensuing welding process would have a smoother transition. They, therefore, needed a tool that ensured consistency and repeatability.
CAMWorks addressed this need, by using Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR) to consistently define features and mapping them to an intelligent knowledge database, TechDB™, to determine the machining processes. With these two technologies as the backbone, CAMWorks has been able to provide cost effective and simple-to-use software to Godrej PED with its advanced 3-Axis module to create the machining program for the WEP of nozzles and their cutouts.
“CAMWorks has helped us in improving the overall quality and productivity. The advanced capabilities have created a whole new automated machining experience, and has been easy to implement with the excellent support offered”, said Mr. Ashwini Kumar Garg, Chief Manager, Godrej PED. “Earlier, process required a lot of manual intervention resulting in inefficiencies in the way profiles were prepared and they lacked consistency, consequently resulting in over usage of significant weld consumables at the later stages. “We have saved approximately INR 2 Mn annually for only the nozzle profiling process. The manual operational time of 100 man-hours has also come down by 60%, thereby ensuing better production rates and consistent quality”, he added.
“We are very happy to partner with Godrej PED in their effort to modernize their processes. Our CAMWorks solution has been configured to interpret the manufacturing intent for machining of the J-welds, and thus ensure that repetitive tasks are standardized consuming less time and money”, said Mr. Sameer Kondejkar, Geometry Technology Solutions Vertical Head at Geometric.
CAMWorks, a parametric, solids-based CNC programming software system, brings in a revolutionary way to help machinists around the world to program fast and machine faster. CAMWorks significantly reduces programming time and removes the drudgery from CNC programming by using patented Feature Recognition technology in conjunction with full toolpath to solid-model associativity and knowledge-based machining. In addition to accelerated programming using CAMWorks, organizations can be assured of the most efficient toolpaths using CAMWorks VoluMill to reduce cycle times and maintain their competitive edge in the marketplace. CAMWorks is the first Gold Partner CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) solution designed to operate in SolidWorks®, one of the most widely used CAD packages. CAMWorks for Solid Edge® runs within Solid Edge leveraging synchronous technology.CAMWorks is also available as a standalone CAD/CAM package that includes CAMWorks Solids, an integrated solid modeler. For more information on CAMWorks, visit www.camworks.com.
Geometric is a specialist in the domain of engineering solutions, services and technologies. Its portfolio of Global Engineering services, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Embedded System solutions, and Digital Technology solutions enables companies to formulate, implement, and execute global engineering and manufacturing strategies aimed at achieving greater efficiencies in the product realization lifecycle.
Listed on the Bombay and National stock exchanges in India, the company recorded consolidated revenues of Rupees 10.95 billion (US Dollars 181.39 million) for the year ended March 2014. It employs about 4400 people across 12 global delivery locations in the US, France, Germany, Romania, India, and China. Geometric was assessed as CMMI 1.1 Level 5 for its software services and is ISO 9001:2008 certified for engineering operations. The company’s operations are also ISO 27001:2005 certified.
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