Industrial Visit To Amul Dairy Plant
27th September 2018
Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC), Dronacharya College of Engineering. Gurugram organized an industrial visit to "Amul Dairy Plant, Manesar, Gurgaon" on 27th September, 2018 for first semester Mechanical Engineering and first and third semester students of Civil Engineering students. 23 students along with two faculty members Mr. Abhinav Panwar and Mr. Yogesh Singh from Mechanical Engineering Department visited the plant.
The main objective of the visit was to make students aware about the automation in the industries and production planning processes.
Amul Dairy Plant (Dudhmansagar), Manesar, is very first fully automated plant of Amul Industries. Due to automation at this plant only 320 employees work divided in three shifts of a day. Neat and clean environment in the plant is prime priority and it has been achieved with the combined efforts of management and employees. Women welfare has been kept in mind by Amul Industries and so equal opportunities have been provided to women working in Amul Dairy Plant.
Dronacharya Team was welcomed by Mr. S.K. Singh (Sales Manager). He provided a brief introduction to the students about the Amul Dairy and then the students headed towards the plant. He then described briefly the process which milk undergoes, like clarification, standardization, homogenization, pasteurization and finally, about distribution of milk.
The most interesting part of the visit was to see the automated packaging of all the products. The whole automated system for packaging was visible and it was very helpful for the students to see the working of automatic machines. The working and applications of various parts of the system such as belt conveyor arrangement, gears mechanism used in the machines and the rolls used to provide the calculated amount of packaging polythene is well understood from such observation.
The students had an opportunity to view and understand the operation of different processes using diverse techniques employed in a dairy plant. Also, the visit created awareness among the students regarding the various valves, actuators, controllers, containers, packing units, control panel being used currently. Lastly, students enjoyed flavored milk and ice-cream in the dairy plant.
Overall, the visit to the plant was very informative and educative for the students as they learnt the basics of automation engineering.