At MCF, the metro coaches will be manufactured using robots and will be in accordance with the ones being made by international manufacturers
Zyfra, the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and the artificial intelligence (AI) solutions company, announced that it will provide technology and expertise to the government-owned Modern Coach Factory (MCF). The company will help MCF in executing a Rs 150 crore contract for developing international standard coaches for metro trains.
MCF Rae Bareilly, earlier this year, floated a tender for purchasing technology for producing (including designing, development, manufacturing, testing and maintenance) of aluminium body passenger coaches for metro trains. The first such coach is expected to come out by 2021.
Though the coaches for Kolkata Metro are currently being produced at the state-run Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai, those manufactured at MCF will be the first such coaches having international design and technology.
Automated manufacturing of coaches
At MCF, the metro coaches will be manufactured using robots and will be in accordance with the ones being made by international manufacturers. These coaches will be relatively cheaper as compared to those sourced from China and other countries and will be equipped with safety features such as door control, communication-based signaling and train management systems as well as advance surveillance devices.
Finnish-Russian digital solutions provider has cumulatively earned over US$ 26 million from India-related contracts. It is also planning to nearly double this to US$ 45 million by the end of this year, the company said in a release.
In 2018, Zyfra achieved US$ 3 million in deals with its counterparts in India, to facilitate industrial manufacturers with IIoT and AI-based solutions along with autonomous vehicles.
In addition, the company is planning to increase its presence in the Indian market and set a target to reach US$ 50 million in deals by 2021.
In India, Zyfra has launched 17 pilot projects with its major partners such as Spudweb, Abcon Group, Parivartan Automation, OJB Engineering and Wimera Systems, in the fields of defence, petrochemicals, aerospace, mining and metallurgy.