Established in 1985, Sidhu Engineering Works is a well-known name in India for world-class spray showers, nozzles, oscillators, robo cleaners, and filters. In an exclusive conversation with Paper Mart magazine, Mr. Rahul Basra, Technical Director, Sidhu Engineering Works, talks about the journey of the company, the products & services for the paper industry, recent developments, market footprint, and the importance of water conservation.
Paper Mart: Could you please give us a glimpse into Sidhu Engineering?
Rahul Basra: Sidhu Engineering Works is constantly evolving and innovating since 1985. We have a manufacturing facility in Loni Industrial Area in Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, and we specialise in the manufacture of world-class spray showers, nozzles, oscillators, robo cleaners, and filters. The company is fully equipped with a team of technical professionals and the latest manufacturing facilities such as turning, cutting, machining, fabrication, welding, and complete toll room facilities. We have CNC machines and other state-of-the-art machinery for production.
PM: Could you please describe the products and services of your company – specific to the paper industry?
RB: We provide technical solutions to the problems of excess freshwater consumption from showers, how to get more life & production of felts/wire, cleaning of felt, wire, mold section & paper industry with our customised, economised, and well-tested expertise of more than two decades under the single shell. Our Ruby tip showers give you the best spraying. Currently, we are manufacturing oscillators of various models but model numbers 8001 and 3001 are the most sold products.
We are focusing on the water saving on the paper machine as the major reason behind the high water consumption is using conventional methods and poor handling of the system by the operators, improper maintenance of machinery, and low efficiency of the machine.
PM: What are the recent developments at Sidhu Engineering?
RB: Sidhumatic Duel Jet Robo Cleaner is a new innovation introduced by us in the paper industry which consumes 6-10 m3 of water per day using 3-5 Ruby Jet Nozzles to clean wire/felts resulting in the reduction of freshwater consumption by around 90 percent as compared to generally used conventional showers. Robo Jet assembly comes with a complete unit with SS 316 construction equipped with an imported servo motor, and zero dwell time mechanism. Robo can be auto-synchronised with machine speeds to optimise cleaning efficiency.
Sidhumatic Servo Shower is a new innovation introduced by us in the paper industry which consumes 12-20 m/cube of water/day using Minimum Ruby Jet Nozzles to clean wire/felts resulting in the reduction of fresh Water consumption by around 70 percent as compared to conventional shower generally used. These showers operate at a pitch of 400 MM with a ruby tip nozzle as compared to conventional showers operating at 100 MM Pitch with normal SS Tip Showers are inbuilt with an alarm system to avoid damage of felts and wire in case the shower motor trips during running. Our designed showers can synchronise with the machine speed giving linear cleaning as compared to random cleaning done by other showers, further all the showers installed will be operated with a single panel system.
“Since we all know that papermaking is a very water-intensive industry, water conservation has become a necessity rather than an option.”
PM: Kindly tell us the market footprint and clientele of Sidhu Engineering.
RB: Our list of clientele includes large integrated mills like Khanna Paper Mills Ltd., Bindals Papers Mills Ltd., Gayatrishakti Paper & Boards Ltd., NR Agarwal Industries Ltd., Sahota Papers Ltd., Katyayini Paper Mills Pvt. Ltd., Vishal Papertech, Sainsons Paper Industries Pvt. Ltd., etc. Currently, we have an order from Silverton Pulp & Papers Pvt. Ltd.
PM: How important is water conservation for the paper industry?
RB: As there is an old saying, water is money and experts agree that nature has given us enough water if used judicially. Since we all know that papermaking is a very water-intensive industry, water conservation has become a necessity rather than an option.