MIKROTEK CENTER OF EXCELLENCE offers certified courses in “Die Technology”

24 January 2022

“MIKROTEK’s “CENTER OF EXCELLENCE” in short called MCX is a unique initiative which is first of its kind in the wire and cable industry. MCX aims to impart theoretical and practical training in die maintenance activities to technicians working in wire drawing departments. Most cable companies are expanding and upgrading their old machines with the […]

“MIKROTEK’s “CENTER OF EXCELLENCE” in short called MCX is a unique initiative which is first of its kind in the wire and cable industry. MCX aims to impart theoretical and practical training in die maintenance activities to technicians working in wire drawing departments.

Most cable companies are expanding and upgrading their old machines with the latest technology. With the arrival of high speed multi-wire drawing machines, it is a challenge to run these drawing machines efficiently at rated speeds and with no or less wire breaks, which is the objective of every plant manager. Having the best drawing machines, good quality lubricants and good quality copper, the focus then shifts to providing “ good quality” drawing dies. To support their wire drawing operations, most cable companies also have their own “in house” dies shops, hence it becomes all the more important to have skilled and trained die shop technicians who can maintain die inventory efficiently as per specification.

Mikrotek has realized that there is a considerable scope for upskilling “ die shop” technicians. Hence, Mikrotek has come up with this “revolutionary” idea and has created a “ MIKROTEK CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE” ( MCX). The objective of MCX is to impart training to die shop technicians across the globe.

Under MCX, Mikrotek has set up a state of art workshop and  a training center with modern teaching tools near Bangalore, India.  MCX is headed by a full time coordinator supported by two supervisors. Experienced experts from the industry visit MCX to conduct special classes or present case studies.

MCX offers following two certified programs:

  • “FOUNDATION COURSE”: This course is targeted at fresh technicians who are interested and keen to work and make career in die maintenance work shops. As the name suggests, this course focusses on fundamentals of dies, die making and die maintenance. This course is conducted over three weeks. At the end of the course, technicians are required to take tests, following which a certificate is awarded.
  • “ REFRESHER COURSE” : This course is for technicians who already have experience in die maintenance and are already engaged in die maintenance activities. At the end of this course, the technicians would have refreshed their knowledge, improved their skills and would have been trained in latest tools and techniques. The duration of this course is for one week. At the end of the course, technicians are required to take tests, following which a certificate is awarded.

The course curriculum mainly includes the following:

  • Introduction to PCD, ND, SSCD and Tungsten carbide drawing dies, extrusion tools, enameling dies, bunching, stranding and compacting dies,
  • Die profile and its importance,
  • Die Visual and dimensional inspection,
  • Die wear pattern,
  • Die repolishing schedule,
  • Effective usage of die working machines,
  • Die repolishing and resizing,
  • Die inventory control,
  • Diamond selection chart, Important formulae, Matched elongation sets,
  • Introduction to lean and 5s.

Both courses are offered for a nominal fee with sharing accommodation near the MCX center

Successful technicians are Industry ready and will be able to inspect and decide if the dies  need to be re polished or resized and will ensure quality dies are strung up in the drawing machines. Trained die shop technicians means drawing machines operating at rated speeds, good wire surface, least number of wire breaks,  longer die life and less metal dust.

Please reach us at info@mikrotek.org or our local sales team for the course schedule.

Mikrotek Machines Ltd

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