- What is AMTTF?
It is a dedicated
facility proposed by IMTMA to provide testing and development
support to the machine tool industry.
- Who needs it?
Who will benefit?
The proposal is in response to the need
for such a facility conveyed by member companies. It will benefit
machine tool builders, accessories and parts manufacturers
- Where will it be
In CMTI, as a separate dedicated
What services will
Testing of machine tools,
accessories and parts.
Static, dynamic and thermal
troubleshooting and remedial measures
testing (e.g. spindles, axes etc.)
Help with CE certification of
Testing electronic controls and
Test safety, automation and
(Any others as may be required by the
machine tool companies)
What facilities will it have?
Test beds for machine tools to
Instrumentation for static and
Rigidity stands, sensors and
systems for thermal testing
Noise testing and
Spindle test rigs (vibration,
noise, running accuracy etc)
Ballscrew / Bearings / LM
Guideways test rigs
Lubrication and wear test rigs
Hydraulic / coolant / AC /
Refrigeration test rigs etc.
(To be decided jointly by CMTI
and industry)+CMTI facilities
Who will head it?
The AMTTF will be
headed by a Director to be selected by the steering committee from
How will it be managed?
Through a steering committee
with members from industry and government, responsible to
the Governing Council.
Industry to take the leading
role in getting projects, allotting priorities and following
up for completion to users’
(as part owner!)
Steering committee will also
decide costing norms
Once the investments are made, AMTTF is
expected to run as a self-sustaining centre from the fourth year
What is the
investment in creating this facility?
(capital and revenue) over three years,
to equip it with new facilities to serve the needs of testing and
developing modern machine tools.
Who will fund this
investment? And how long?
The investment will be jointly by
industry and government. Government investment will be Rs.696 lakhs
will be Rs.300 lakhs (Rs.100 lakhs/year for 3 years).
What is the present position?
AMTTF has been registered as
a society with 4 founding members from industry, IMTMA and two
government nominees. The steering committee has held its first
meeting. Mr.S.G. Shirgurkar is the first chairman of AMTTF.
What is the next step?
Machine tool companies are expected
to join the AMTTF and participate in its technical and financial
management for the benefit of the industry.
What do companies gain by
Priority on their
testing/development projects. Discounts on the pricing of their
projects at AMTTF