Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited has designed and manufactured a Heavy Duty Centre Lathe machine for supply to Field Gun Factory, Kanpur. This machine has been inspected by FGK engineers from 15.05.2013 to 21.05.2013.
The PDI team witnessed the trial machining on trial component of Gun Barrel supplied by FGK,Kanpur and they were highly satisfied with the quality and performance of the machine.
HMTP had bagged the order of 3 nos., the same machines in Dec. 2011. This work order was received against tender from Ordnance Factory Board under global competition from MCM Italy and PTG England. FKG Kanpur has a plan to finish 200 nos. of the Gun Barrel of T72 tank per year on these machines.
The machine has been designed for machining maximum barrel dia. of 1000 mm and maximum barrel length of 11000 mm. and can take up the maximum weight of 70000 Kg. It has a very powerful motor of 71 kW to run machine, the black forged barrel, to finish the barrel with precision.