The new execom of IEEESBCET conducted its 1st industrial visit on 29th January, 2011(Saturday).40 students in all from electrical, electronics, applied and computer science were taken to Kerala Electrical & Allied Engineering Co. Ltd (KEL), Kundara. We set out from college at 7 in the morning and paused on the way for breakfast. We reached KEL by 9 and was greeted by the GM; Mr.Sreekumar sir. We were assisted by the employees during the visit. Cast iron and scrap metals were melted in an induction furnace and mild steel was made. The slag is removed occasionally.
The various sands used in the foundry process were explained and the ways of mixing them was briefly demonstrated. Preparations for moulding were demonstrated and the casting process was explained. The preparation of are done there. Pulleys (axial and alternator) and end shields are made here.
Next we visited the alternator section where rotor and stator are made. The 18mm thick steel sheet for yoke is supplied by SAIL. laminations of mild steel were packed together on the rotor and pressure was applied to reduce air gaps. Likewise laminations of mild steel were used to make stator poles too. The windings were laid on the stator and Kraft paper was used as an insulator.