Sarathchandran S

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Industrial Visit

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.

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