History of GMT – Manual chucks-conclusion
HMT Kalamaserry and HMT Bangalore are still buying our Hand Operated Chucks. They are fitted on their NH 22, NH 26 AND L 45 Lathes.
We tried selling chucks in the US. We supplied to Leblond Makino who were making manual lathes in 1987 in Singapore. Swamy (former Marketing Director-GMT), PV (Founder-GMT), Leela(present Chairperson-GMT) and I met Mr.K.S.Shankaran who was in charge of US sales. But unfortunately in the US they use scroll chucks. Their approach was use and throw and did not give much importance to long life.
Over a period of time manual chucks were replaced by Power Chucks. However, GMT Manual Chucks are still preferred for machining certain components.
About the author : Shri. K Jagannathan – Executive Director – Sales & Marketing, GMT.
Sri.K.Jagannathan is synonymous with lathe chucks in the Indian machine tool industry. He has been with Guindy Machine Tools for over 5 decades. His vast experience and immense knowledge of workholding products is evident in some of the most complex workholding solutions provided by GMT.