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LMW unveils solar-run mini ring frame

Aug 01, 2016
LMW unveils solar-run mini ring frame

The mechanised mini ringframe with 32 spindles is driven using solar energy and is designed with a host of features that ensure high productivity, quality of yarn and also provide utmost safety and user-friendliness.

In a major breakthrough with a view to cater to the khadi sector and as a part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, the Coimbatore-based spinning machinery giant, Lakshmi Machine Works (LMW), has unveiled, for the first time, a ‘solar-powered mini ring frame’.

Giriraj Singh, Union Minister of State, Ministry of MSME, Government of India, launched the new ‘solar-powered mini ring frame’ at a function held in Dr D Jayavarthanavelu Research & Development Centre in Coimabtore recently. LMWas a part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiativejoined hands with the Ministry of MSME, designed and developed a mini ring frame that will benefit the khadi industry for youth self-employment and women empowerment even in remote villages.

The mechanised mini ring frame with 32 spindles is driven by solar energy and is designed with a host of features that ensure high productivity, quality of yarn and also provide utmost safety and user-friendliness. The machine is capable of producing high quality yarn in counts from 10s to 60s Ne with solar power for nine hours a day from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm. Peak production can be obtained between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. This solar powered mini ring frame will fulfill the ever-demanding request of khadi industry for a mechanised machine with safety features.

Lauding LMW for this innovative futuristic development, which will rejuvenate the khadi industry, decentralise yarn production and create mass employment, Giriraj Singh requested LMW to develop a new spinning machine for producing yarn out of coir fibre.

Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu, Chairman and Managing Director, LMW, disclosed that his company has always been in the forefront of fulfilling customer needs with the use of unconventional energy as well as reducing power consumption through energy reduction modules for the regular spinning mills. This solar powered mini ring frame will help in uplifting rural community across the nation, he added.

The Minister concluded by commenting, “In order to realise Mahatma Gandhi’s dream, the product should be affordable to the downtrodden and also help them earn a living.”