The importance of coolant in the manufacturing process cannot be undermined. Coolants play a crucial role in maintaining the quality and enhancing the efficiency and productivity of machines. Thus, selecting the right coolant is an important business requirement for manufacturing.
One leading provider that has established itself as a solid and reliable coolant brand is Blaser Swisslube. The company provided high technology coolants along with expertise and know-how, which bring in lots of benefits to customers. This value proposition is referred to as Liquid Tools, to serve the unique requirements of customers and increase their competiveness.
Panel at the Blaser Swisslube Productivity Trophy Awards 2017-18
To emphasize the impact coolants can have on the overall productivity and cost, Blaser Swisslube recently organized the 3rd edition of Blaser Swisslube Productivity Trophy Awards 2017-2018.
The award this year acknowledged five customers across the country that achieved excellent results using the Blaser liquid tool. The winners were recognized across five different categories, namely Tool Optimisation, Total Costs of Ownership, Metalworking Fluid Optimisation, Productivity Increase and Process Optimisation.
Rajiv Gandhi, Sr. Executive Director – Production, Maruti Suzuki India was the chief guest for the award ceremony who gave an insightful speech on productivity & competitiveness in the automotive industry.
Patrick Mathys, Managing Director, Blaser Swisslube APAC shared interesting observations on the topic, ‘Being a true partner in the industry.’
Harbhajan Singh, Director – General & Corporate Affairs, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India gave a talk on the topic, ‘Role of human capital in Productivity,’ while Carl Chakravarthy, Associate Director, KPMG India shared his views on ‘Productivity enhancement @Shop Floor.’
Bajaj Motors receiving the award in Tool Optimisation category
Bajaj Motors emerged as the winner in the category Tool Optimisation, as the company demonstrated tangible benefits with the usage of Blaser Swisslube’s Blasocut BC 4000 Strong. With the Liquid Tools solution, Bajaj Motors was able to reduce tool costs and improve surface quality. The investment paid back in a month’s time and generated an annual net saving of almost Rs 5.6 million.
In the category, Total Cost of Ownership, Carbide Cutting Tools ( OSG India) was named as the winner. By using Blaser’s innovative hydrocracked formulation Blasogrind HC 5, Carbide Cutting Tools was able to reduce cycle time and achieve a 12% productivity increase with an annual savings impact of Rs 14 million.
Highway Industries receiving the award in Metalworking Fluid Optimisation category
Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers accepting the award in the category Productivity Increase
The winner in the category Metalworking Fluid Optimisation was Highway Industries, which used the Blasocut formulation with an objective of improving sump life, tool-life and coolant stability, as well as preventing corrosion and reducing machine breakdowns. This optimisation achieved annual saving of Rs 1.1 million for 23 machines.
Mahindra Vehicle Manufacturers was felicitated in the category Productivity Increase. The company registered huge saving of Rs 3.6 million by deploying the Blaser coolant Blasocut BC25 to the entire Cylinder Block line. The accuracy in machining cylinder blocks improved by more than 33%, which was an added value.
In the category, Process Optimisation, Cummins Technologies India emerged as the winner with the usage of Blaser’s innovative formulation B-Cool 9665. Cummins Technologies has benefitted from excellent corrosion protection behaviour and a good cutting performance.
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