Kirloskar Brothers Limited | Feature Opportunity | Reverse engineering | Practical and Cost-Effective Solution
software or hardware for that matter, it often happens that purchasing a replacement part or component from an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is not an option. Also, amidst the persisting Covid-19 pandemic situation, many customers are hesitating to order materials from overseas. Moreover, in case the components are imported, they may have exorbitant prices and the customer, in such cases, often keeps searching for the indigenous source. This is where reverse engineering, which is sometimes referred to as back engineering, comes into the picture. The process often involves disassembling something (a mechanical device, electronic component, computer program, or biological, chemical, or organic matter) and analysing its
The company has dedicated state-of-the-art facilities duly backed by the experienced engineering team to offer a customer model solution customised exactly as per their requirements. The company can produce parts for API, non-API pumps with materials of construction (MOCs) ranging from cast-iron to super duplex. KBL takes pride in the in-house casting of R55, Alloy20 and other grades of critical MOCs prominently among all pump manufacturers across the globe. In fact, the mother plant at Kirloskarvadi in the Sangli district of Maharashtra houses Asia's largest hydraulic research centre, wherein pumps of duty parameters up to 5,000kW and 50,000 m3/hr can be tested. The centre has a testing facility that ensures that the pump performance meets specifications before installation, irrespective of the size or type of the KBL pump. It also provides a rigorous testing ground for new pump design, development and improvement of existing pumps. Besides, KBL offers expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis with a professional Research and Development (R&D) team. KBL is the only pump manufacturer in India to have a dedicated 3D printing machine, which helps it replicate a part or create a product prototype to a high degree of accuracy. The parts or product may be turned or cast, a process that is critical in reverse engineering. For casting, KBL has Replicast, a precision foundry process that enables an improved product finish and reduces the overall costs. Its dedicated Replicast team works closely with the engineering team to ensure 100% precision. With such technological capabilities, KBL is well equipped to re-engineer pumps and valves of any age and manufacturer.components and workings in detail.