A one-day Industrial Visit to IFB Industries Limited, Bangalore, was organized by the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, on15th February, 2019. It was a full day experience for 41 students of the 4th semester, accompanied by faculty members, Dr. Abraham George and Prof. Dharati Kulkarni.
IFB Industries Limited, originally known as Indian Fine Blanks Limited, started its operations in India in 1974, in collaboration with Hienrich Schmid AG of Switzerland. IFB Industries Limited manufactures fine blanked automotive components, seating systems, door systems and automotive motors, to meet the growing needs of the auto industry. IFB Automotive has been on the automobile scenario since 1989, with a goal to manufacturing products that meet the end user’s need for total safety and comfort, high level of performance, and reliable and long product life. The company has the capacity to develop new products, in response to the diverse needs of its domestic and international customers.
The company has two separate divisions for Universal motors and BLDC motors. Students and faculty were divided into three groups with 15 students in each group, and alternatively visited the two sites.
Mr. Anand, MD of the Motor Division, ensured that three of their engineers accompanied us, throughout our visit. The assembly of the armature, armature windings, commutator, brushes and testing methods were explained in detail. These motors are used by customers like Hyundai, Mahindra, Ford etc. Students gained knowledge about the assembly of Field System, Armature and Armature windings, Commutator, Brushes, Stacking process, Noise testing, Balance testing etc. Students concluded that the processes in both the sections are almost the same.
Working models were also demonstrated to the students. Various rating and different application motors were also shown to them. This Industrial Visit was certainly highly beneficial for the students as well as the faculty members who accompanied them.
Outcome of the event:
- Students gained knowledge about the construction of Universal Motors and BLDC Motors and their working.
- Students understood the various testing methods that are available for testing motors.
- The visit helped students in attaining the program outcome.