As regards its energy efficiency, the company switched from IE 1 to IE 2 and is now working on IE 3 as well. The machine is power efficient, consuming 20% lesser power than competing machines. Shifting to IE 3 will further help reduce the power consumption. The machine promises an uptime of 85-90%, and low operating cost. The machine is UD enabled as the company has been proving IoT features since the last 3 years., and is also coming up with an iOT App where customers can remotely find real time data on productivity, lost times, up times, and other plant related activities. The company has stocks spare parts at Baroda from where orders are shipped and it provides timely operational and maintenance support to customers.
Says Ramesh Babbar, President & Director, Columbia Machine Engineering, “New Infra projects and growth in Real estate sector development will ensure a road map for consistent growth for next 3 years. Investment opportunities are opening up and banks are offering financing to our customers. So, if we look at the short-term target for the next 3 years, we see good growth.”