A batch of II Year Mechatronics Engineering students (20) and a staff coordinator visited the Netafim Irrigation India Private Limited at Mahindra World City, Chengalpet District on 17.08.2019. This unit is mainly focusing on the manufacturing of irrigation equipment. The company produces drippers, dripper lines, sprinklers and micro-emitters.
Mr. Devaraj, Unit Head, addressed the students and introduced about the company. He gave a short talk about various drippers available in irrigation system. Also he pointed about company’s global presence and ownership in drip irrigation and sustainability. This session was concluded with a tea
After this session students were taken to the factory unit into two batches. Company officials clearly explained the various functions involved in that unit. Students started their visit from initial stage to final product.
During this session, students interacted with the company officials very effectively, particularly about the machine vision based inspection. Later the students spent much time in automation process employed for dripper manufacturing. This session came to an end with quality control, where the students got practical knowledge in quality control.
All the students expressed their thanks to the officials for the opportunity given. This visit was highly useful for the students in terms of practical knowledge about the industrial automation in manufacturing field. This visit will also be helpful for them to find placement opportunities in such industries.