Adds Stefano Baldi, Global Sales Director, Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A, “Customers in India, much like their global counterparts, want equipment that deliver higher productivity with lower operating costs and low maintenance. Bonfiglioli, which has the expertise and the experience of working with top global OEMs, is well equipped to provide the desired solutions.”
He informs that the electronic and hydraulic features integrated in the machines’ mechanical transmissions system, provide an online feedback mechanism to equipment operators and owners across various applications. Furthermore, the integration of load cells with the gear box precisely measures the torque and enables torque monitoring in real time. Connected with an external cable connection, the system provides an automatic engine shutdown to protect the drive or reduce the capacity of the frequency converter.
The company is keen to expand its presence in India. It already has a R&D Centre in India which is supporting local engineering with its global technologies and know-how. It aims to meet the demand of Indian OEMs by offering localized solutions, which will also bring down the cost of machines as well as their operating cost. The Center is also working towards bringing standardization in its products. Bonfiglioli’s manufacturing facility in India is also exporting the gear boxes and drives to 14 countries.
M. Sathish Kumar, Mobility and Wind Industry, Manager, Customer Application Engineering, Bonfiglioli Transmissions, informs, “As regards to material handling segment, we are working on solutions for track and slew drives for Indian manufacturers of crawler cranes and gearboxes for mobile cranes. The solutions developed will meet the increased level of duty cycles required in India.”
Massimo Palomba, Sector Manager E-Mobility, Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A, adds, “Our focus will be on providing more integrated solutions with lesser carbon footprint. There is also a growing need for hybrid solutions by OEMs of crushing and screening plants, and other road construction equipment. So, we are working on electric drive systems and electric motor-drop boxes, and we hope to introduce them in India in the near future.”