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Irrigation Control System

Irrigation Pump Control Using GSM Controller

Task

In agricultural sector, the fields are relatively far from the river bank. It is required to automatically control and monitor the water pumps that are used for watering the agricultural fields from a remote location.

Solution

Our GSM controller offers ideal solution to remotely monitor & control the ON/OFF switching of various electrical loads using mobile handsets. Primarily it is used by farmers to switch ON and OFF pump sets from a remote location which enables them to handle their irrigation pump sets efficiently.

This is done by a number of missed rings or sending SMS from a master mobile handset to the GSM controller installed along with the pump starter panel. We have also incorporated IVRS (Interactive voice response system) for real time monitoring and ease of control.

There is a facility to configure single master and two monitor numbers; master number can control & monitor the system while monitor numbers can only monitor the status of the system.
Regular status updates in the form of SMS for ON/OFF status of load, Power failure, Power recovery, Phase error, Error recovery, Phase fail, Contactor pick-up fault and SIM balance ensures proper communication of the site & load condition to the farmers/users.
This results in saving time, efforts, electricity, water and wear & tear of the pump sets/load.

Advantages

  • Load can be operated in GSM Auto Mode for automatic operation, Timer Mode or Multiple Daily Timer Mode for Specific Application
  • One Master & two Monitor numbers can be configured
  • Flexible antenna positioning to get proper signal strength



Irrigation Pump Control Using Current Monitoring Relay CMR

Task

In irrigation pumping system it is required to monitor over current & under current i.e. over load and under load conditions (also known as dry running) for preventing the machinery from permanent damage.

Solution

Current Monitoring Relays from GIC are equipped with built-in current transformers to measure the load current. Any undesirable deviation in the load current is accurately sensed and the relay is tripped which protects the pump from permanent damage. The trip delay is settable which depends on the inverse current characteristics decided by the motor class (10A,20,30,40) or definite trip time that can be set with the knob. The trip conditions are effectively indicated on the display of the device. Current Monitoring relay will switch to operation mode i.e. actuate the relay as soon as the load conditions are healthy. Our current monitoring relay also offers protection from phase loss, phase reversal & phase unbalance faults there by providing integral preventive solution to the pumping Machinery.

Advantages

  • Wide range of sensing current: 1A-45A
  • Fail-safe protection
  • Inverse time model with Underload, Locked rotor protection and selectable trip class
  • Definite time model with Underload and selectable start and Trip times
  • Auto/ Manual Reset selection



High Torque Motor Control Using PTC Thermistor Relay PD 225

Task

In high torque motor application, it is required to monitor over loading and excessive heating of motor winding to prevent motor from permanent damage.

Solution

A PTC (Positive Temperature Coefficient) sensor is a thermally sensitive resistor whose resistance increases proportionately with temperature. The PTC Thermistor Relay PD 225 from GIC can protect motors with integrated PTC resistor sensors. Any undesirable deviation in motor winding temperature due to heavy duty load or insufficient cooling condition can be accurately sensed and relay is tripped in order to protect motor. The trip conditions and sensor open/short conditions are effectively indicated on the display of the device. The PTC thermistor relay with wide AC/DC voltage range can be used for several applications.

Advantages

  • Protection against Overheating of motor due to Heavy Duty Load, High switching frequency, High operating temperature & Insufficient cooling condition
  • 1 C/O and 2 C/O Configuration
  • Reset Options: Auto, Manual and Remote
  • Wide auxiliary supply voltage
  • LED indication for Healthy, Unhealthy and sensor open/short condition



Single Phasing Protection of Motors/Pumps Using SM 500

Task

In irrigation pumping application it is required to monitor Phase loss/Phase unbalance, Phase sequence, Under-voltage, Over-voltage, Neutral loss in order to prevent motors and pumps from permanent damage.

Solution

SM 500 series from GIC is used to monitor under voltage and over voltage condition of the supply side of the motor. The relay trip condition is based on the selectable range of Under/Over voltage settings. The function of trip setting is helpful for adjusting the specific delay based on customer requirement. The phase loss, phase unbalance, phase sequence and neutral loss are effectively sensed and relay is tripped in order to protect motors and pumps. All trip conditions are effectively indicated on the device. Various selectable ON delay and OFF delay timings in different models makes SM 500 series suitable for several applications.

Advantages

  • Protect against phase Loss, Phase reversal and phase asymmetry
  • Can be configured for 3 phase 4 wire or single phase system
  • LED indication for power and fault conditions
  • 1 C/O or 2 C/O Configuration



Milestones

Ever since its inception, GIC has always strived to set benchmarks in the Electronic Control and Timing Device manufacturing industry, through it's focused pursuit of excellence.

Our passion to create better quality products that are also environmentally tenable has led to many innovations over the years.

A CHRONOLOGY OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS


  • 1974

    General Industrial Controls Established as a Private Limited Company.

  • 1982

    Chamber of Commerce for Prestigious Parkhe Award instituted by Maratha instituted by the Institute of Product Innovation and Udyog Patra Award Trade & Development.

  • 1984

    Technical Collaboration with Legrand, France for Time switches.

  • 1990

    Microcontroller based Timer under MICON ® Launch of the first series.

  • 1998

    Technical Collaboration with Emerson Appliance Controls, for the manufacture of Defrost timers.

  • 1999

    Technical Collaboration with Grässlin GmBH Germany for the manufacture of Time switches and Hour meters

  • 2004

    Launch of Micro Programmable Logic Controller

  • 2005

    Launch of Astro ® – the Microcontroller based Astronomical Time Switch

  • 2006

    Quality Award instituted by Entrepreneurs' International for achievements in the field of Quality Outstanding

  • 2009

    Launch of New series of Timers, new product lines that include Thermistor relays, Frequency Monitoring Relays, Earth Leakage Relays, Impulse Counters, Flux Stabilizer and GSM based Lighting Management Console.

  • 2010

    Recipient of the prestigious ISQA Quality Commendation for Significant Achievement in Quality Management Systems Instituted by IEEMA

  • 2013

    Registration of Development facility Research & with DSIR.

  • 2014

    Incorporation of Vertical Injection Component Over-moulding Technology.

  • Our success delights us, indeed. However, we work with the conviction that the future holds much greater challenges for our team.

Company – Infrastructure

Product Engineering

Product Engineering

The driving engine for innovative product development is the Product Engineering Department, which is a collective mix of astute individuals belonging to disciplines such as Computer Science, Electronics, Instrumentation, Polymer and Tool Engineering. We direct all our efforts to create safe, eco-friendly, reliable and durable products.



The department handles:

  • Product Design
  • Electronics Hardware Development
  • Application Software Development
  • EMI/EMC and Product Safety Analysis
  • Firmware Development
  • Testing for production

Quality Management

Quality Management

GIC is ISO 9001:2000 certified and quality procedures are integrated into all areas and processes of production.

Statistical process control & various quality tools are extensively used for defect prevention. Our setup integrates the workflow under a single roof, covering everything in-house right from ideation to final delivery. Stringent checks throughout the process ensure faster turnaround with the desired quality, while also greatly facilitating customization.

Tool Design & Development

Tool Design & Development

Tool design and manufacturing forms an important aspect of GIC’s expertise. The tool room is equipped with EDM Wire cut machines of Japanese make, EDM small hole drilling machines, spark erosion machines, universal grinding machines and several other heavy duty, high precision machines to attain top notch quality tools and moulds.

Our experienced and talented team use cutting-edge technology like Solid Edge, Catia and Unigraphics for developing highly precise components of international style and quality.

Component Manufacturing

Component Manufacturing

Precision, speed and scalability, are characteristics that best define our technologically sophisticated component manufacturing facility.
GIC is an expert at manufacturing various injection moulded plastic and sheet metal components.
We’ve Installed a state-of-the-art component manufacturing facility equipped with Injection Moulding machines by international manufacturers like ARBURG and ENGEL. Auxiliaries such as Mould Temperature Controllers, Hot Air Dryers, Robotic Pick systems and Vacuum Loaders requiring minimum human intervention for its electronic automation products and customized products, have also been installed.

Product Assembly

Product Assembly

The assembly department is housed in an anti-static and dust free environment. Decked with a semi-automated production line, the assembly of a variety of products is done by highly skilled workers using an in-house designed software, hardware, test equipment, jigs and fixtures.
Automated Surface Mounting Technology (SMT) line is employed for manufacturing PCB. The SMT facility helps in minimising contamination and eliminates common defects like wrong polarity, dry solder, no solder and wrong component placement. This enhances the product quality, increases productivity and helps attain a cost effective production cycle with minimum lead-time in order execution.

Distribution

Distribution

The smart and ergonomic warehousing solution from Cardex has helped in the optimal use of space, thus ensuring that ever increasing storage needs are kept in check.




Associated Company

Esbee Electrotech LLP is engaged in the manufacture of an extensive range of products that cater to the needs of the general engineering, as well as white goods industry.

It is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company with International approvals like CE, CSA, VDE, UL, ‘S’ Mark, CSA and TUV. The company undertakes continuous in-house endurance testing, to ensure the products are high on reliability.

The industry product range includes 225 mm Push Buttons, Signalling Units, Tower Lights, Push Button Stations, Synchronous Motors and Industrial Fuses. The white goods product range on the other hand, includes Appliance Switches, Lamp Sockets, Miniature Switch and Wire Harness.

Company - Social Responsibility (CSR)

Committed to a Brighter Fututre

At GIC, we are committed to give back to society and have directed our efforts to help underprivileged children.
We extend our whole hearted support towards their basic education and medical treatment through Sukhal Bansilal Chordiya Charitable Trust, so each one of them can dream of a bright future.

Committed to a Greener Tomorrow

As an environmentally responsible company, we believe it is our duty to do our bit to safeguard the earth’s ecosystem. We always try to find innovative manufacturing solutions to reduce our carbon footprint, because we believe that our future generations should inherit a cleaner, greener planet.

At GIC, we endeavour to follow stringent processes to ensure minimum wastage of resources and the optimal use of energy. Right from a sensibly designed workspace that allows for maximum flow of natural daylight to help reduce power consumption, to a wastewater recycling facility that helps conserve water; we take an active environmental protection approach in all aspects of our business. Our passion doesn’t stop there, as we have also installed a couple of windmills near Pune.

All our processes are streamlined to minimize and eliminate the use of harmful waste, to make products that adhere to the latest product reference standards. By manufacturing moulds ingeniously, we’ve also reduced the use of plastic considerably.

All our products are CE certified and ROHS compliant.