Shri Anant Geete, Minister, Govt. of India visits HEC

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Shri Anant Geete, Minister, Govt. of India, Department of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises visited HEC Ltd. He flagged off Main Gear wheel manufactured in HMBP which is a very important component of 24 / 96 Dragline, used for Hoist & Drag Unit of the Dragline. Main Gear Wheel is a very critical item made of special alloy steel having the hardness as high as BHN: 190 – 320. It involves very intricate and high precision machining. Its raw material is manufactured by FFP and supplied to HMBP in the form of Casting and Forging (in two halves). In HMBP, manufacturing operations such as Rough Turning, Fabrication, Horizontal Boring, Assembly of the two halves, Finish Turning, Drilling & Teeth Cutting (Rough & Finish) are carried out. Hon’ble Minister has also seen various innovative processes and tooling developed to reduce the manufacturing time in teeth cutting operations at HMBP.