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Name: S. Ramachandran

Present Address:
Mechanical Engineer, Advanced Mechanical Engineering Lab,
GE India Technology Centre,
Bangalore - 560066.

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June 2000 to present
Mechanical Engineer - Advanced Mechanical Engineering Lab, GE India Technology Centre, Bangalore

October '98 to April 2000
Research Student - Robotics Research Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Project: Agile Manufacturing through Modular Reconfigurable Robotic work-cells
A rapidly reconfigurable modular robot/workcell consists of a collection of standard components. These components can be reconfigured and assembled to form a workcell dedicated to a specific task. Converting a manufacturing line from one product to the other can be very fast and easy to keep up with the rapid changing marketplace. The objective of this research is to design, simulate, and construct a reconfigurable workcell.

March '97 to September '98
Production Engineer at Hindustan Motors Ltd - Earthmoving Equipment Division, Chennai, India

Nature of Work:
As Cell Leader for Spindle & Banjo Cell in Axle Plant involving CNC and conventional machining centres


  • Planning, Scheduling and Production
  • Machinery and Men Utilisation
  • Production Performance analysis
  • Continuous Improvement activities

    Other activities:
    Active involvement in the Reengineering exercise in which a Process based layout was converted into a Cellular Manufacturing setup. Main contributions:
    1. Design and Re-organization of Axle Assembly Cell
    2. Design and Implementation of Casting & Forging Yard
    3. Development of software for computerization of Measures of Performance for the Cells using C language

    ME Production Engineering - PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India - January '97

    Project Work: Automated Inspection of Industrial components using Machine Vision
    The project work was done for automating the process of inspection of speedometers using Machine Vision at Premier Instruments & Controls Ltd (PRICOL), Coimbatore, India. Parameters like speed measurements, needle oscillation and stick slip were extracted and analyzed. The data was used to accept/reject the meters and plot control charts.

    BE Mechanical Engineering - Madurai Kamaraj University, India - June '95

    Project Work: Design and Fabrication of Pick and Place Robot
    A three-degree of freedom articulate configuration robot was fabricated with stepper motors for drive. Programs were written in C language to manipulate the robot. The robot was designed for a payload of 0.5 kg.

    Membership in Professional bodies:

  • Americal Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


    • S. Ramachandran, Chen I-Ming, "Distributed Agent Based Design of Modular Reconfigirable Robots" at the 5th International Conterence on Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Singapore, March 2000
    • P. Radhakrishnan, A.I. Edinbarough, K. Natarajan, S. Sellappan, S. Ramachandran, "Automatic Inspection of Dial type indicating instruments using the techniques of Machine Vision" at the International Conference on Quality Engg & Mgmt at PSG College of Technology, August '97.

    Awards/Scholarships received:

    • Research Scholarship at Robotics Research Centre, Nanyang Tech University, Singapore
    • Recipient of National Scholarship (GATE 1995) from University Grants Commission, July 1995 to March 1997
    • University Rank holder in Madurai Kamaraj University (IX Rank)
    • CP Ramaswamy Gounder Award for Best Outgoing Student - 1995

    Computer proficiency:

    • Languages - Java, C++/C, HTML
    • Web technologies - Applets, Servlets, jsp, XML
    • PDM Software: eMatrix
    • Packages - AutoCAD, Pro Engineer, CADDS5, ADAMS, ANSYS

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