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FACULTY PROFILE
Prof. Neelesh Kumar Jain
Research Facilities
Equipment Name: 3D Surface Roughness Measuring-cum-Contour Tracing Equipment
Model: MarSurf LD 130 with measuring stand ST 500 CNC
Manufacturer: Mahr Gmbh Germany
Uses: For contact three-dimensional measurement different parameters of surface roughness and for tracing the contours of any surface using different types of probes.
Equipment Name: Stylus type surface roughness measuring device
Model: Handysurf E-35B
Manufacturer: Handysurf E-35B: Hand-held perthometer for the measurement of various parameters of surface roughness parameters as per DIN, ISO standards. Resolution 10 nm; Range: 12.5 mm
Uses: For quick contact-type measurement of surface roughness parameters such as Ra, Rmax, Rz etc. as per DIN, ISO standards.
Equipment Name: Optical Surface Profiler
Model: NT9080 along with Vision 32 software
Manufacturer: Bruker Instruments, USA
Uses: For non-contact measurement of different parameters of surface roughness.
Equipment Name: Optical Microscope
Model: DM 2500M along with Polarizer attachment, 100x objective EPI, Digital imaging system, Image analysis software (Leica QMW), Software for advanced metallurgical analysis (Leica QMetals)
Manufacturer: Leica Microsystems, Germany
Uses: For optical micrography with 1000x magnification of different samples manufactured/fabricated by different processes.
Equipment Name: Form tolerances measuring system
Model: MarForm MMQ 200 T7W: High precision measuring axis polar; Motorized horizontal and vertical axes; motorized probe; Ergonomical operator panel.
Manufacturer: Mahr Metrology, Germany
Uses: To assess the deviations of form and location tolerances such as Straightness, Flatness, Roundness or circularity, Cylindricity. Conicity, Taper, Angularity, Parallelism, Perpendicularity, Concentricity or Coaxiality, Angular sector, Run-out, Total run-out etc. as per DIN/ISO standards and document them.
Equipment Name: Height Measuring Instrument
Model: 814 S: Height Measuring and Scribing Instrument: Range: 350 mm, Resolution: 0.01 mm, Stainless Steel, RS 232 data output
817 CLM: 2-Dimensional Digital Height Measuring Instrument with accessories set 817 ts 1 and 817 h3 Carrier (Range: 600 mm; resolution 0.001 mm) and with Marcom software and USB and RS 232 connectors
Manufacturer: Mahr Metrology, Germany
Uses: Measurement of center-to-center distances of holes, Shape tolerances of prismatic parts.
Equipment Name: Contour measuring system
Model: CONTRACER CV-3100 S8: Measuring Range (X-axis): 200 mm; Resolution 0.05 µm
Manufacturer: Mitutoyo Japan
Uses: High precision contour measurement device with capability to (i) Determining radii, distances, angles, coordinates, line and form deviations, (ii) Tolerance monitoring, (iii) Performing nominal/actual comparisons, (iv ) Creating points, intersection points, free points, center points, maximum and minimum points, (v) Creating regression straight lines and circles.
Equipment Name: Slip gage or Johnsons gage block
Model: MarGage 406/0-87: M81 Grade 0 standard Slip gage or Johnsons gage block made of steel with calibration Certificate
Manufacturer: Mahr Metrology, Germany
Uses: End standard for calibration of all linear measurement equipment.
Equipment Name: Toolmaker's Microscope
Model:T M 505: Eyepiece magnification 15x and objective magnification 2x, monocular with 30 degrees depression angle, Max. Specimen height 115 mm, maximum workpiece load 5 kg.
Manufacturer: Mitutoyo Japan
Uses: For measurement of cutting tool angles, parameters of threads
Equipment Name: Computer numerical controlled (CNC) coordinate measuring machine (CMM)
Model: Spectra 567
Manufacturer: Accurate Gaging & Instruments, Pune
Specifications: Measurement range X axis: 500 mm; Y axis: 600 mm; Z axis:400 mm; Resolution 0.5 µm; Repeatability 0.002 mm; Reninshaw probing system (MH20i), Granite table
Uses: For automatic measurement of different types of geometrical tolerances
Different other measuring equipment available
  1. Bench micrometer with 3-wire thread measuring system: Model 313-101: ranging pitch from 0.25-4 mm meets all ANSI and ISO spec.
  2. Gages for Internal Measurement: Marameter 838 T1: Three units to cover measuring range 5-15 mm with resolution 0.005 mm; and measuring range 10-30 mm; and 30-50 mm with resolution 0.01 mm) with Calibration Certificate
  3. Digital and analog Vernier and micrometers
  4. Sine bar
  5. Thread micrometer
Equipment Name: Semi-automatic Conical Gear Cutting Machine
Model: Stanko 5A250
Manufacturer: Stanko, 180/198 Posadskogo Street, Saratov, Russia
Uses: For manufacturing bevel gears.
Equipment Name: Gear Hobbing Machine
Model:
Manufacturer: D.G. Panchal, Ahmedabad
Specifications: Maximum module 6 mm; Gear diameter range: 75-250 mm; Range of face width 150-300 mm; No. teeth cut: 4-400; RPM of hob spindle: 20-130; No. of speeds of hob spindle 6; Cutter helix angle: 0-45 degrees for both right-hand helix and left-hand helix.
Uses: For manufacturing spur and helical gears
Equipment Name: CNC gear metrology machine
Model: SmartGear 500 with Reninshaw scanning probe system SP600; Rotary table L250 RT IN along with the required supporting software TGear, TMain, TStylus, TCali, TAmo,
Manufacturer: Wenzel GearTec, Germany
Specifications: Max. gear diameter 270 mm; minimum internal gear diameter: 12 mm; maximum measurable face width: 300 mm; maximum helix angle 900 ; Control: 4-axis power PC controller; Accuracy: Gear measuring machine for gear measurements in accordance with VDI/VDE 2612/2613 Group 2. Travel range: X axis: 500 mm; Y axis: 450 mm; Z axis: 400 mm.
Uses: For fully automatic, fast, and precise measurement and analysis of gears of following type: Straight and helical cylindrical gears, Spiral & hypoid bevel gears, Crown gears, Conical cylindrical gears, Segment gears, Beveloid gears, Synchronous gears, Hobs, Cylindrical worm shafts, Shaving cutters, Shaper Cutters, Pinion-shaped cutters with capability for the automatic measurement and analysis of 3D-geometry, form and position, diameters and distances.
Equipment Name: Manual Gear Metrology Machine
Model: MAAG PH 25
Manufacturer: Prime Technologies, Mumbai
Specifications: Computerized measurement of gear lead, profile, pitch, and runout of spur and helical gears along with the supporting software GEARMAS I and GEARMAS II.
(Procured from CSIR Project No 22(0468)/09/EMR-II of Prof. N.K. Jain)
Equipment Name: Computerized Dual Flank Conical Gear Roll Tester
Model: DO 125 K PC
Manufacturer: M/S Gearspect India Pvt. Ltd., Pune
Uses:
  1. To mount the pair on the specified center distance within accuracy of 0.05 mm and mesh with each other for dual flank roll testing of conical gears
  2. By meshing the gears with zero back lash, to check the tooth-to-tooth composite error and total composite error of the pair.
  3. To check and ensure backlash in the pair.
  4. To check the transfer of blue from pinion to gear to assess the proper meshing of the gears.
  5. Rolling of gear with a master pinion and vice versa.
  6. Decide action for correction of both or any one of the gear to achieve the desired meshing.
Equipment Name: Noise and Vibration Analyzer for Gears with Sound Intensity Probe
Model: OR35-FREQ-4
Manufacturer: M/s. OROS France
Uses: For analyzing vibration and noise between two meshing gears and to know location of source of noise
Equipment Name: CNC Wire-EDM Machine
Model: Ecocut
Manufacturer: ELECTRONICA MACHINE TOOLS, PUNE
Specifications:
Main Table Traverse (X, Y): 250, 350 mm;
Max. work piece weight: 300 Kg;
Max. Taper cutting angle: ± 5°/100 mm;
Max. wire spool capacity: 6-7 kg;
Memory: 1000 blocks with battery backup;

Power Rating
Motor Power: 3KVA; 3 Phase; 415 Voltages.
Equipment Name: CNC Wire-EDM Machine with Capability to Machine Inclined or Tapered Surfaces
Model: SprintCut WIN
Manufacturer: EMTL Sales & Service Limited
Uses: For profile cutting of inclined and tapered surfaces (i.e. manufacturing of helical, bevel, and non-circular gears) made of difficult-to-machine electrically conducting materials i.e. alloy steel, stainless steel, superalloys, Ti-alloys, etc.
Equipment Name: CNC Electro Discharge Machine
Model: Smart CNC with S 50 CNC generator
Manufacturer: ELECTRONICA MACHINE TOOLS, PUNE
Uses:
Transverse (X, Y, Z): 300, 200, 250 mm;
Maximum job weight: 300 Kg,
Maximum electrode weight: 70 Kg;
Surface Finish (Cu-St): 0.2 - 0.3 µ Ra;
Min. electrode wear (Cu-St & Gr-St) < 0.2%

Power Ratting
Motor Power: 9KV; 3 Phase; 415 Voltage
Equipment Name: Abrasive flow finishing (AFF) apparatus
Model:
Manufacturer: Anand C. Petare (as PhD student of Mechanical Engineering)
Uses: For fine finishing different types of gears and other workpieces
Equipment Name: Electrochemical Honing (ECH) apparatus
Model:
Manufacturer: Javed Habib Shaikh and Sunil Pathak (PhD students of Mechanical Engineering completed PhD program in 2014 and 2016 respectively)
Uses: For high quality finishing of conical and cylindrical gears.
Equipment Name: Abrasive Jet Machining (AJM) apparatus
Model:
Manufacturer: Prasad Kulkarni, Pratik Bagal and Devkant Singh (2011 batch BTech students of Mechanical Engineering)
Uses: For drilling holes and cutting profiles in thin ceramics.
Equipment Name: CNC Milling Center
Model: EMCOMILL E 350
Manufacturer: EMCO MAIER G.M.B.H. AUSTRIA
Specifications:
Controller: Sinumerik 828D from Siemens
X-axis travel: 150 - 300 mm; Y-axis travel: 150 - 300 mm; Z-axis travel: 150 - 300 mm;
Automatic tool changer (ATC) unit with 20 tools storage capacity;
Accuracy in positioning of axes: ± 0.010 mm;
Repeatability: ±0.005 mm
Power Rating: Motor Power: 10.7 HP; 3 Phase; 440Voltage.
Equipment Name: CNC Turning Center
Model: EMCOTURN E 25
Manufacturer: EMCO MAIER G.M.B.H. AUSTRIA
Specifications:
Controller: Sinumerik 828D from Siemens
X-axis travel: 100 - 300 mm; Z-axis travel: 100 - 300 mm;
Accuracy in positioning of axes: ± 0.010 mm;
Repeatability of axes: ± 0.005 mm
No. of tooling stations: 6

Power Rating
Motor Power: 7.4 HP; 3 Phase; 440 Voltage.
Equipment Name: CNC Micro-machining Center
Model: HYPER-15
Manufacturer: SYNERGY NANO SYSTEMS, MUMBAI
Uses: Multi-Process Micro-machining Center with capability to perform micro-turning, micro-milling, Micro-EDM, Micro-ECM, and Micro-WEDM Operations
Equipment Name: 3D-Printing Machine
Model: UPRINT PLUS
Manufacturer: STRATYSYS INC. USA
Specifications:
Material: ABS
Build Size :203 x 152x 152 mm
Layer Thickness :0.254 mm
Workstation Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista/7
Wave wash support cleaning system
Apparatus Name: Micro-Plasma Transferred Arc based Additive Manufacturing
Manufacturer: Suyog Jhavar, Mayur S Sawant (PhD student of Mechanical Engineering completed PhD in 2014 and 2018 respectively)
Use: For meso-scale additive manufacturing of different metallic and biocompatible materials using in wire, powder, both wire and powder, and particulate form using maximum power of 450 Watts.
Equipment Name: Foundry Instruction Set
Model: MCEN Centrifugal Casting Demonstration Unit
MCAM Bell casting Demonstration Unit
MCLA Sand Casting Demonstration Unit
Manufacturer: EDIBON Inc. SPAIN
Uses:
For the demonstration of
(i) Sand casting experiments with three different patterns such as bell, anvil and anchor, etc.
(ii) Making up a casting with cavity (pipe reduction)
(iii) Centrifugal casting by producing a metal body in a rotating die
Equipment Name: Foundry engineering equipment
Models: VWT Wet Tensile Tester Suitable for Wet Tensile Strength of green sand. Capacity 60 gm/Cm 2 Motorized Loading unloading Mechanism, Load Cell, pneumatic cylinder hot plate for heat the specimen up to 300 o C Digital Strength Indicator. Timer, Should Work on 230 volt, 50 cycles, 750 watts Power Supply
MOULD STRENGTH TESTER: With Dial Indicator with Special Tip to Measure Compression Strength on direct Mould. Capacity 2 Kg/cm2
MOULD HARDNESS TESTER (DIGITAL) (‘B' SCALE): With Digital Dial Indicator To Measure Hardness of Mould 0 - 100 No.
Manufacturer: VERSATILE EQUIPMENTS PVT. LTD, KOLHAPUR
Equipment Name: Machinery Fault Simulator
Models: MFS 2010 PK-7
Manufacturer: Spectraquest Inc. USA
Uses"
  • For introducing controlled and calibrated faults.
  • To study the vibration spectra of common faults, learn fault signatures and validate rules provided in training courses.
  • Bench top machine for hands-on training and skill sharpening.
  • Learn machine condition monitoring and predictive maintenance.
  • Manual with exercises for individually paced study.
  • To learn resonance, variable speed, gearbox, and belt drive diagnostics.
  • To learn to determine vibration transmission path and perform root cause analysis.
  • To study correlation among vibration, motor current, and noise spectra.
  • To model rotor dynamics and its effects on fault signatures.
  • To validate balancing procedures above and below the first critical resonance.
  • To study reciprocating mechanisms
  • For foundation studies
  • For signal processing techniques
  • Variable speed/load effects
  • For motor current analysis
  • To study rotor dynamics
  • For operating deflection shape and modal analysis
  • To optimize sensor mounting
  • For vibration training
  • For analyst certification