“Our state-of-the-art Industrial Automation Solutions, be it pressure or temperature sensors, are an integral part of many industrial applications varying from Air Compressors, Water Pumps, Industrial and Marine Engines, Wind Energy and Hydraulics. Our High Pressure Pumps and Energy Recovery Devices provide best-in-class efficiency and has the lowest foot-print, making it the preferred choice in water treatment plants.”
Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss Industries Pvt Ltd shares his view with Sandeep Sharma about his organization, manufacturing base, core competencies, latest technology trend, Industrial Automation solutions, improving urban efficiency, application of AC drives, cost effectiveness through Electronic Controls, business generated and impact of GST. Edited excerpts...
Tell us in brief about your organization, objectives, manufacturing base and core competencies?
Danfoss Industries Pvt Ltd is a 100% owned subsidiary of Danfoss Group that is focussed on climate and energy efficient solutions. Our technologies find its applications in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery. Established in 1998, Danfoss India is headquartered in Chennai with nation-wide sales and support network comprising 10 offices, a manufacturing unit, a fully committed R&D centre and a strong network of channel partners.
Focussed on its promise of energy efficiency, the manufacturing facility at Danfoss’ Oragadam campus in Chennai recently received a LEED Platinum certificate. It is the first such facility in India to be recognised for its green and sustainable setup. We are also active in the field of renewable energy as well as heating infrastructure for cities and urban communities.
What are the latest technology trend / innovation in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning space?
In Air Conditioning, the latest innovation is Variable Speed Technology, which means the compressor works with a variable frequency drive and the system runs on different frequencies to match varying load requirements. This helps in saving power to the tune of 25%, be it for industrial or residential use.
In Refrigeration, a new trend which we see is System Diagnostics which means you can monitor what is happening in your supermarket o cold room sitting in your office or while on travel, tracking the same on your mobile phone.
There are systems available even for households, which help you connect multiple home appliances to your mobile with digital technology, that helps you remotely operate and control the same for enhanced comfort.
How far Industrial Automation solutions offered by your company result in getting more out of less?
Our state-of-the-art Industrial Automation Solutions, be it pressure or temperature sensors, are an integral part of many industrial applications varying from Air Compressors, Water Pumps, Industrial and Marine Engines, Wind Energy and Hydraulics. Our High Pressure Pumps and Energy Recovery Devices provide best-in-class efficiency and has the lowest foot-print, making it the preferred choice in water treatment plants.
Danfoss Industrial Automation is primarily focused with the development and production of fluid controls, pressure/temperature sensors and controls. Our expertise in the business starting from 1933 has been able to provide effective technology to make modern life easier and we continue to break new ground in our core business areas.
We offer a plethora of technologies which help in providing accurate and reliable solutions to our customers, thereby helping them get enhanced system performance, energy efficiency, customised solutions and cost savings.
Keeping business aside, Danfoss believes in building strong partnerships – it is only through this process that we understand our customers’ needs better and deliver innovative solutions for them, building the technology of tomorrow which is fast, easy and relevant!
Could you provide us some actionable insight about how your solutions can improve urban efficiency?
We have solutions ready for all upcoming eco-friendly refrigerants and we are working on many solutions on controls side which helps improve energy efficiency for all applications, be it chiller units or cold storages or HVAC solutions for commercial buildings.
Urban efficiency is the most cost-efficient and smart way to decarbonise the economy. The present state of the planet requires individuals and industries to be responsible for their actions that contribute to the well-being/detriment to the planet.
Danfoss possesses the necessary technology that is required to accelerate low-carbon development in the world’s cities: