History of GMT – Manual Chucks – Part-2
Physically chucks were taken for demo to Machine Tool Builders factories, HMT units at Bangalore, Kalamassery and Pinjore. Industrial Plants and Texmaco Ward.
PV personally visited with Voltas reps to HAL Koraput, MTPF Ambernath BHEL Tiruchy and demonstrated our chuck and gained their acceptance in spite of lower priced scroll chuck. L. Subramaniam of our sales department was entrusted to carry out demos. Heavy metal removal on castings and forgings using full HP of the machine. An ammeter was used in the electrical circuit to check how much current is drawn during machining. Machines were unable to withstand cutting load. But the Chuck did not loose its gripping force during machining…
About the author: Shri. K Jagannathan – Executive Director – Sales & Marketing, Guindy Machine Tools Limited.
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.