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Exploring LoRa Technology and Its Applications

Picture a world where connectivity knows no limits, where data flows effortlessly across vast distances, free from the constraints of traditional wireless technologies. That’s the promise of LoRa – a game-changing innovation in wireless communication that’s reshaping the landscape of IoT solutions.

Practical challenges with LoRa:

We wanted to build an effective device that taps LoRa’s data-transferring ability, and with this ambitious goal we started the project. Inspired by its potential to enable seamless data transfer across distances of up to 5 kilometres without relying on traditional Wi-Fi infrastructure, we set out to turn theory into reality.

However, as with any pioneering venture, we encountered challenges. Initial tests didn’t quite meet our expectations, revealing that achieving optimal performance required more than simply plugging in sensors and hoping for the best. It demanded thorough analysis, hardware adjustments, and countless iterations to fine-tune our setup.

We cracked the LoRa connectivity:

One crucial insight emerged from our efforts – the importance of antenna height. Just like traditional network infrastructure relies on towering structures to transmit signals effectively, LoRa’s performance hinges on the elevation of signal stations. Armed with this knowledge, we optimized our setups by raising antennas to new heights, significantly improving performance.

What we are building with LoRa :

We’re in the process of developing a water monitoring system using LoRa technology. Ten LoRa-connected devices will transmit data to a central device linked to the network, providing real-time data updates. Small data from these devices can be integrated to get maximum impact cost-effectively.

Use cases of LoRa in IoT:

We see LoRa as more than just a wireless connection – it represents an opportunity to develop cost-effective, scalable solutions with wide-ranging impacts. For example, in some government organisations across countries, LoRa is used for monitoring dustbins across different locations in a 5km range. It is also used for tracking water levels. LoRa’s versatility opened doors to innovative solutions that were once thought impractical.

Breaking the Challenges in Implementing Seamless Data Transfer with LoRa:

Urban environments presented new obstacles, with mobile towers and competing frequencies posing threats to data integrity. We tested it in multiple locations in urban areas but we couldn’t achieve even half a kilometre. When we tested it in an open space, it worked! We realised the impact of these competing frequencies. Antenna placement also plays a crucial role. We devised strategies to overcome these hurdles, leveraging strategic antenna placement to ensure seamless data transmission even in urban interference.

Advantages of LoRa:

LoRa, unlocks a world of possibilities – 

  • It is affordable, we can create ridiculously cheap monitoring systems with Lora 
  • You do not need a LAN or mobile network. LoRA is a free band.
  • It is a resilient communication network, capable of withstanding natural disasters and network outages.

In a world increasingly reliant on connectivity, LoRa is reshaping the future of wireless communication. With its long-range capabilities and cost-effective solutions, it’s not just a technology – it’s a game-changer.

NVIDIA with Srushty ES

Possibilities are endless with NVIDIA Jetson Orin in Action!

Our engineers are crafting innovative solutions with NVIDIA Jetson Orin, unlocking its immense power to revolutionize diverse applications. 

Here are some interesting use cases where Jetson Orin, robotic arms, CAN protocol communication, and OpenCV image processing converge to redefine the future:

Robotic Arms with Precision:

Imagine robotic arms in manufacturing plants equipped with Jetson Orin, seamlessly communicating via the CAN protocol. With the unmatched computational capabilities of Jetson Orin and real-time data exchange facilitated by CAN, these robotic arms exhibit unparalleled precision and efficiency in assembly tasks. We have delivered numerous robotic projects involving pick and place robots.

Image Processing Applications:

With OpenCV on Jetson Orin, we’re transforming image-processing landscapes. In document management, Jetson Orin’s processing speed combined with OpenCV’s algorithms ensures swift and accurate document classification, extraction, and storage, streamlining workflows and enhancing productivity.

NVIDIA Service

Food Delivery Reinvented

Picture this: food delivery drones equipped with Jetson Orin, navigating urban landscapes with precision and safety. With image processing capabilities, these drones effortlessly identify delivery locations, ensuring timely and accurate deliveries. 

PCI Carrier Board Innovation:

With PCI interface in Jetson Orin, we can develop enhanced career boards. From integrating additional sensors for enhanced perception to amplifying connectivity options for seamless data exchange, the possibilities are endless.

Speech AI Applications:

With Jetson Orin’s robust architecture as the foundation, our team is venturing into speech AI applications. From virtual assistants to voice-controlled interfaces, Jetson Orin’s computational accuracy and versatility empower the development of intuitive and responsive AI systems.

This is just a glance of a busy day filled with creative solutions at Srushty!

Battery Management System for EV

Battery Management System for Electric Vehicle, Challenges and New Trends

The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) is seen as a promising step towards a greener future, offering a solution to the environmental issues caused by traditional cars. A key factor driving this change is the development of battery technology, which is facing both challenges and significant advancements.

Challenges and Advancements in BMS for EV:

Enhanced Energy Density and Extended Range:

One crucial aspect of this progress is the drive to increase the energy density of lithium-ion batteries, as the world transitions to EVs. A key technology contributing to this is the modern Battery Management System (BMS). BMS plays a vital role in optimizing how batteries are used through algorithms and predictive analytics. This optimization helps extend the range of EVs between charges, making them more practical for everyday use.

Charging Infrastructure:

The widespread adoption of electric vehicles depends heavily on having a strong charging infrastructure in place. Addressing challenges such as charging time, accessibility, and standardization is crucial for easing concerns about range among consumers.

Cost Considerations:

Despite notable cost reductions, the affordability of EV batteries remains a significant barrier to widespread adoption. Continued research efforts are indispensable to developing cost-effective battery materials and manufacturing processes.

Lifecycle and Recycling:

Mitigating environmental impact necessitates improving the lifecycle and recyclability of batteries. This entails enhancing battery longevity, devising efficient recycling methods, and reducing reliance on rare and environmentally harmful materials.

Safety Measures:

Ensuring the safety of EV batteries across diverse conditions remains a pivotal challenge. From extreme temperatures to unforeseen accidents, maintaining safety standards while upholding performance is indispensable for consumer trust and regulatory compliance.

Transitioning Away from Cobalt Dependence:

With the rise of EVs, ethical and sustainable considerations loom large across the value chain. Cobalt, a staple in lithium-ion batteries, presents ethical dilemmas due to its controversial mining practices, including issues like child labor and unsafe conditions. To address these concerns, a shift towards reduced-cobalt or cobalt-free battery materials like lithium iron phosphate (LFP) is gaining traction. While cobalt-based batteries boast higher energy density, LFP batteries offer advantages in terms of cost-effectiveness and safety.

BMS Advancements and Trends:

    1. AI and Machine Learning Integration: Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are significantly transforming Battery Management Systems (BMS) by enabling advanced real-time data analysis, predictive maintenance, and adaptive control mechanisms. These technologies allow for the implementation of machine learning algorithms that can accurately predict battery degradation, thereby facilitating proactive maintenance and timely replacement of battery components, enhancing the overall reliability and efficiency of electric vehicles (EVs).

    2. Wireless and Cloud-Enhanced BMS Technologies: The integration of wireless communication protocols in BMS, known as wireless Battery Management Systems (wBMS), simplifies the design and installation processes, reduces weight, and enhances the modularity and scalability of battery systems. These systems are crucial in ensuring dependable and safe battery operations and are increasingly incorporating cybersecurity measures to protect against potential threats. Furthermore, cloud connectivity in BMS enables remote monitoring and management, allowing for over-the-air updates and real-time data analysis, which are essential for the autonomous operation of EVs.

    3. Advancements in Battery Technologies and Integration with Renewable Energy: Emerging trends also include the development and integration of solid-state batteries (SSBs) which use solid electrolytes to offer higher energy density, improved safety, and a broader operational temperature range. These batteries require innovative BMS strategies for effective charge and discharge management, cell balancing, and thermal regulation. Additionally, BMS are playing a pivotal role in integrating EV energy storage with renewable energy sources. This integration helps stabilize the renewable energy output, reduces reliance on traditional power grids, and supports grid services like frequency regulation, leveraging ML algorithms for enhanced predictive energy management

Case studies:

Srushty PD successfully developed and manufactured an all-inclusive IoT-enabled electric vehicle (EV) charger tailored for two-wheelers in the Indian market. The project involved mechanical design, electrical engineering, and low-volume manufacturing. Notable achievements include real-time energy monitoring, relay control, live data transmission of energy usage and GPS coordinates, and seamless integration with AWS cloud services using the MQTT protocol. The charger also features GSM and GPS connectivity for efficient communication.

We designed, developed, and supported the manufacturing of an electric vehicle (EV) that adheres to Indian EV standards. The project involved end-to-end design and development, including collaboration with eco partners to create custom vehicle parts (such as the motor and human-machine interface). The EV achieved quality ratings equivalent to ARAI and FAMES II certifications. With near-final material and finish, it is nearly ready for production transition.

The trajectory of EV battery technology is poised towards a future marked by enhanced efficiency, reliability, and accessibility. With evolving trends in BMS technology and a strategic move away from cobalt dependence, the electric mobility revolution is well underway. As these advancements continue to unfold, we inch closer to a sustainable and electrified future of transportation.

AUTHOR

Manoj Sampath M

Business Development Manager, Srushty Global Solutions

With a passion for transforming innovative concepts into tangible products, I specialize in guiding the entire engineering process from inception to productization. Leveraging comprehensive engineering services, I collaborate closely with clients to refine their initial ideas, ensuring a seamless transition from conceptualization to the final product. My expertise lies in bridging the gap between vision and execution, employing a holistic approach that encompasses design, development, and implementation. By fostering a collaborative and iterative environment, I strive to bring forth cutting-edge solutions that not only meet but exceed expectations in the dynamic world of engineering and innovation.

FAQs:

What is the current trend in the electric vehicle battery industry?

The electric vehicle battery industry is experiencing significant growth, particularly in the demand for automotive lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries. In 2022, the demand for these batteries surged by approximately 65% to 550 GWh, up from about 330 GWh in 2021. This increase is largely driven by a 55% rise in new electric passenger car registrations compared to the previous year.

How does innovation in battery management systems contribute to the increased adoption of electric vehicles?

Innovations in battery management systems are crucial for enhancing the longevity, safety, and efficiency of electric vehicle batteries, which in turn supports broader EV adoption. The push for advanced BMS technologies is also supported by government initiatives aimed at reducing carbon emissions, improving air quality, and promoting the use of clean energy.

Why is a battery management system crucial for electric vehicles?

A Battery Management System (BMS) is essential in electric vehicles as it plays a critical role in protecting both the battery and the user. It ensures that the battery operates within its safe operating parameters, monitors the battery’s State Of Health (SOH), collects data, and controls environmental factors impacting the battery. Additionally, it balances the cells to maintain uniform voltage across them.

What current trends are shaping battery management systems?

Currently, battery management systems are evolving primarily through two significant trends. The first trend focuses on increasing battery capacity to enhance the driving range of electric vehicles. The second trend is the elevation of pack voltage to improve efficiency.

Outsourcing Partner

Tips for Evaluating Your Outsourcing Partner and Ensuring a Fruitful Partnership

Outsourcing has become a common practice for businesses looking to streamline operations, reduce costs, and access specialized skills. However, choosing the right outsourcing partner is crucial for the success of your project. Here are some tips and points to keep in mind when evaluating your outsourcing partner to ensure a fruitful partnership:

Experience and Expertise: Look for a partner with relevant experience in your industry, as this can provide insights and solutions tailored to your needs. Ask about their expertise and capabilities in handling projects similar to yours, ensuring they have the skills and knowledge necessary for success.

Quality of Work: Review samples of their work to assess the quality they deliver. Attention to detail, adherence to deadlines, and overall professionalism are key indicators of their commitment to quality.

Communication: Effective communication is crucial for a successful partnership. Ensure the outsourcing partner has clear and transparent communication channels in place, and inquire about their approach to keeping you updated on the project’s progress.

Cost: While cost is important, consider the overall value the partner can provide in terms of quality, expertise, and efficiency. Ask about their pricing structure and any additional costs or fees to make an informed decision.

 

Scalability: Ensure that the outsourcing partner has the capacity to scale their services based on your needs. Ask about their approach to handling changes in project requirements or scale to ensure they can accommodate your growth.

 

Process and Approach: Inquire about their approach to project management to ensure it aligns with your expectations. Ask how they ensure quality control and compliance with standards to deliver a successful project.

Security and Confidentiality: Data security is paramount. Ensure the outsourcing partner has robust security measures in place to protect your data. Inquire about their data protection policies and any security breaches they may have experienced in the past.

References and Case Studies: Ask for references from past clients to get an idea of their reputation and client satisfaction. Inquire about any case studies or success stories related to projects similar to yours to assess their capabilities.

 

Cultural Fit and Communication: Consider the cultural fit between your organization and the outsourcing partner. Ask how they ensure cultural alignment with clients and how they handle language and communication barriers to ensure smooth collaboration.

Flexibility and Adaptability: Look for a partner who is flexible and adaptable to changing requirements and circumstances. Inquire about their capacity to scale their team if your project grows and how they handle unexpected changes to ensure they can meet your evolving needs.

Considering these tips, you can evaluate your outsourcing partner effectively. Remember, the right outsourcing partner can help you achieve your business goals and drive success for your project.

Outsourcing Reduces costs

Outsourcing Reduces costs by 30% for Top UPS & Stabilizer Maker in the US

The US-based UPS & Stabilizer manufacturer faced a challenge with outdated manufacturing practices due to improperly maintained mechanical design data. This led to a reliance on manufacturing vendors to provide design updates. Srushty Global was tasked to enhance these processes by converting 2D images into accurate and detailed 3D CAD formats.

Objectives

The objectives include updating 3D CAD models for all product variants to ensure accuracy and reflect design changes, creating comprehensive engineering and manufacturing drawings with detailed instructions, revising the Bill of Materials (BoM) to accurately list components, and documenting the assembly process to guide the assembly team effectively. These steps are crucial for maintaining product integrity, managing inventory efficiently, and ensuring consistent and accurate assembly of the product variants.

Our Process

Marketing Research & Requirements Analysis

The objective here is to thoroughly understand the customer’s CAD service requirement. The process involves a detailed analysis of provided images, addressing any ambiguities through Request for Information (RFI) exchanges. Weekly client meetings facilitate ongoing collaboration and progress updates. The final phase entails meticulous conversion, aligning the 3D CAD output with clarified requirements for optimal results.

Analyzing Existing problems

Our team carefully checks the initial 2D images for any issues or missing information. We review each batch thoroughly, pinpointing areas that need clarification. We then send clarification requests to the client and incorporate their feedback. Once we have a clear understanding, we proceed to complete the 3D conversions with improved accuracy

CAD modelling

In this phase, designers use specialized software to extrude and manipulate 2D images into three-dimensional digital representations. This process involves adding depth, textures, and dimensions to recreate a lifelike 3D model. Precise measurements and details from the 2D images guide the creation of an accurate and realistic 3D CAD model. The final output is a dynamic digital representation suitable for various applications, from product design to architectural planning

Updating the feasibility of manufacturing

In the process of updating feasibility for manufacturing in the 2D to 3D CAD service, adjustments are made to ensure practical manufacturability. This involves refining designs, addressing material considerations, and optimizing components for production efficiency. Iterative reviews and client feedback play a crucial role in fine-tuning the 3D models to align with manufacturing capabilities. The goal is to enhance the transition from 2D images to 3D CAD, making the final designs both feasible and optimal for manufacturing processes

Quality Check

In the 2D to 3D CAD conversion process, a QC person meticulously examines the files, focusing on adhering to the instructions and markups present in the original drawings. This quality check ensures accuracy and fidelity in translating the 2D images into the desired 3D format, maintaining precision throughout the transformation service

Preparation of Bill of Materials

In the preparation of Bill of Materials (BOM) for the 2D to 3D CAD conversion service, the process involves meticulously listing all components and materials required for the three-dimensional model. This includes specifying quantities, dimensions, and other essential details. By creating a comprehensive BOM, ensures accurate procurement and assembly of necessary resources for the successful transformation of 2D images into 3D CAD models. This step is crucial for streamlined project management and efficient production

Key Challenges & Solution

Upon receiving partially detailed initial files, we systematically reviewed each batch and submitted Request for Information (RFI) files to the client for clarification. Incorporating their feedback, we refined our approach and completed the remaining conversions. Regular weekly meetings were conducted to discuss and update the client on the progress made in the previous week.

Impact

The outsourcing engagement had a significant impact on the client’s operations. It led to the standardization of their designs, which helped streamline their manufacturing processes and improve overall product consistency. Additionally, by focusing on Design for Manufacturing (DFM) principles, the client was able to reduce costs by 30%, making their products more competitive in the market. This demonstrates the tangible benefits of outsourcing in enhancing efficiency and reducing production costs.

IHL

Self-Assessment Kiosk Making Healthcare Accessible For All

Self-assessment kiosks are revolutionizing healthcare accessibility, and bridging gaps in healthcare disparities globally. These HIPAA/FDA-compliant devices, equipped with data analytics and security features, democratize healthcare by providing valuable insights and easy tracking for users.

In a country where the doctor-to-patient ratio is at an abysmal level, these kiosks play a big role in closing this gap. Many people in rural areas have to travel for kilometers to get basic checkups done or to find a healthcare provider. 

Democratizing healthcare

Health kiosks, such as hPod, developed by Srushty Global Solutions for India Health Link, play a pivotal role in healthcare monitoring. These kiosks facilitate the monitoring of various health metrics such as blood pressure, BMI, ECG, SPO2, and full-body fat analysis. Additionally, they offer a cloud platform for online doctor consultations.

The platform enables healthcare providers to monitor patient data and community health trends. Furthermore, the kiosks feature a medicine dispensing unit that provides prescribed medications to patients, marking a significant advancement in democratizing healthcare access.

“As engineers, our goal is to develop solutions that not only meet technical requirements but also make a significant societal impact. We’ve successfully created kiosks for the US market and expanded our portfolio to include various biomedical-compliant devices. These devices, designed for phlebotomy, physiotherapy, and medicine storage, are a testament to our commitment to advancing healthcare innovation.” says Maruthachala Mandiram, Founder & CEO, of Srushty Global Solutions, India.

Srushty Global Solutions has been at the forefront of groundbreaking biomedical innovations, collaborating on various projects that have redefined healthcare standards. Among these innovations are: FDA-Approved Healthcare Device: Similar to the hPod, this device offers advanced features tailored for the US market, ensuring compliance with FDA regulations.

Vaccine Vial Storage Device: Recognizing the critical role of precise temperature control in vaccine efficacy, we developed an IoT-based solution. This device can carry over 40-50 vials, a significant improvement over existing solutions that could only accommodate 4-5 vials. The device also features precise temperature monitoring via a web app, ensuring optimal vaccine storage conditions.

Award-Winning Phlebotomy Device: Our phlebotomy device has revolutionized the blood collection process by reducing errors. It dispenses blood sample vials and automatically labels them using a barcode scanner, improving efficiency and accuracy in healthcare settings.

These innovations underscore our commitment to pushing the boundaries of healthcare technology and improving patient outcomes through creative solutions.

Collaborative Success with Srushty Global Solutions

Client Spotlight: BallerTV’s Collaborative Success with Srushty Global Solutions

In the dynamic landscape of hardware product development, partnerships that drive innovation and excellence are key to success. BallerTV, a leading sports streaming platform, found such a partnership with Srushty Global Solutions, a renowned engineering firm based in Chennai, India. Their collaboration exemplifies how strategic alliances can elevate projects, delivering exceptional results and lasting impressions.

Exceptional Communication and Talent

From the outset, BallerTV experienced the hallmark of Srushty’s approach: exceptional communication and a talented team. Clear, concise, and regular updates ensured that both teams were aligned, fostering a seamless working relationship despite the geographical distance. Srushty’s team, known for its expertise in hardware product development, demonstrated their skills at every stage, from conceptualization to execution.

Aaron Hawkey with Marx Arun, VP – Operations at Srushty’s Chennai office

Aaron Hawkey, Co-CEO & Co-founder of BallerTV, personally visited Srushty’s Chennai office. The experience left a profound impression, showcasing Srushty’s commitment and strong team culture. The visit underscored the importance of personal connections in fostering successful partnerships, further solidifying the bond between the two companies.

About the partnership

“Collaborating with Srushty on a hardware project was a rewarding endeavor. Their exceptional communication and talented team made a lasting impression. I personally visited their Chennai office, where their commitment and strong team culture were evident. The founder and CEO, Marutha, has deep knowledge and enthusiasm for mechanical and industrial design, leading with remarkable insight. Srushty’s dedication and expertise ensured our partnership was both productive and positively impactful.” says Aaron Hawkey Co-CEO & Co-founder, BallerTV

The collaboration between BallerTV and Srushty Global Solutions stands as a testament to the value of strategic partnerships in the realm of hardware product development. By leveraging Srushty’s expertise and fostering clear communication, the project achieved its objectives efficiently and effectively.

Srushty’s C2M Solution wins Innovation Award @ TOI-Medicall

Srushty’s C2M Solution wins Innovation Award @ TOI-Medicall 2014

The Automated Tube Labeller (ATL-60) for In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) industry developed by CPC Diagnostics in collaboration with Srushty Global Solutions won Bronze Award at “Times of India Medicall Innovation Awards 2014”.

Key Innovation Drivers

  • Product Need Understanding and Product Positioning by CPC Diagnostics

46-68.2% of laboratory errors occur in the pre-analytical phase. CPC focused to introduce a product to the market for addressing these errors

  • Product Specification & Functionality jointly by CPC Diagnostics and Srushty Global

Demand for speed, feature, capacity, suitability to Phlebotomy work flow, crunch in real-estate foot print – understood spot-on through detailed “Voice of Customer” process

  • Product Engineering and User Ergonomics handled by Srushty Global

The mechanical, electrical-electronics, firmware, first level user application developed right from concept, engineering, prototyping, testing and transfer to manufacturing by Srushty Global as one-stop-shop 

Concept to Commercial Launch – The Path Travelled

CPC had identified the problem area through a detailed study in IVD industry. On the process of study, CPC found around 46-68.2% of laboratory errors occur in the pre-analytical phase. CPC determined to introduce a product to the market for addressing these errors. CPC chose Srushty as their extended R&D arm and did a detailed market study to identify the challenges in the existing Pre-analytical process. Based on the market study, both Srushty and CPC arrived at the required and mandatory product specification.

Srushty had taken the responsibility of mechanical, electronics and firmware design & first level of software design for converting this inventive idea to a real product. With a clinical and meticulous approach, Srushty moved ahead in faster pace and developed the first demo product within three months’ time. The demo product was compact and occupied small foot print area and successfully addressed the core functionality of the product. With the success of demo product, Srushty aggressively progressed with design and development and successfully released the product with all required technical specification and features.

The ATL-60

The Automatic Tube Labeller, to be used at Phlebotomy Station in IVD industry

Key Features

Reducing Time and Error

  • Automatic selection of type of blood collection tubes based LIS patient data
  • Printing and Pasting Barcode Label to tubes in predetermined position

Flexibility to adapt pre-existing and varied Workflow

  • Smallest foot print to accommodate most Phlebotomy Area
  • Facility to label pre-filled tubes
  • Automatic Auxiliary printing for labelling urine and other type of samples
  • Facility of easy interface with LIS / HMS 

About CPC Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd

CPC diagnostic is engaging in manufacture, marketing, distribution and servicing of medical and diagnostic equipment.

About Srushty Global Solutions Pvt. Ltd

Srushty is engaging in engineering consultancy, product innovation, design and development with primary focuses on providing innovative and cost effective solution.

About Medicall, Chennai

Medicall is organized by Medexpert Business Consultants Pvt. Ltd and is India’s premier hospital needs and equipment exposition and the biggest of its kind in India. Medicall brings the latest, appropriate and affordable technologies, for the benefit of all hospitals including smaller hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and physicians setting up group practice.

About Times of India Medicall Innovation Award

Medicall in collaboration with “Times of India” gives innovation awards to recognize, showcase and encourage innovation in the field of Healthcare. In 2014, Around 150 applicants applied for innovation award and 11 were shortlisted for final to present their innovation.

The Automated Tube Labeller (ATL-60) for In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) industry developed by CPC Diagnostics in collaboration with Srushty Global Solutions won Bronze Award at “Times of India Medicall Innovation Awards 2014”. Key Innovation Drivers Product Need Understanding and Product Positioning by CPC Diagnostics 46-68.2% of laboratory errors occur in the pre-analytical phase. CPC focused to introduce a product to the market for addressing these errors Product Specification & Functionality jointly by CPC Diagnostics and Srushty Global Demand for speed, feature, capacity, suitability to Phlebotomy work flow, crunch in real-estate foot print –  understood spot-on through detailed “Voice of Customer” process Product Engineering and User Ergonomics handled by Srushty Global The mechanical, electrical-electronics, firmware, first level user application developed right from concept, engineering, prototyping, testing and transfer to manufacturing by Srushty Global as one-stop-shop Concept to Commercial Launch – The Path Travelled CPC had identified the problem area through a detailed study in IVD industry. On the process of study, CPC found around 46-68.2% of laboratory errors occur in the pre-analytical phase.

CPC determined to introduce a product to the market for addressing these errors. CPC chose Srushty as their extended R&D arm and did a detailed market study to identify the challenges in the existing Pre-analytical process. Based on the market study, both Srushty and CPC arrived at the required and mandatory product specification. Srushty had taken the responsibility of mechanical, electronics and firmware design & first level of software design for converting this inventive idea to a real product. With a clinical and meticulous approach, Srushty moved ahead in faster pace and developed the first demo product within three months’ time. The demo product was compact and occupied small foot print area and successfully addressed the core functionality of the product. With the success of demo product, Srushty aggressively progressed with design and development and successfully released the product with all required technical specification and features.

The ATL-60  The Automatic Tube Labeller, to be used at Phlebotomy Station in IVD industry Key Features Reducing Time and Error Automatic selection of type of blood collection tubes based LIS patient data Printing and Pasting Barcode Label to tubes in predetermined position Flexibility to adapt pre-existing and varied Workflow Smallest foot print to accommodate most Phlebotomy Area Facility to label pre-filled tubes Automatic Auxiliary printing for labelling urine and other type of samples Facility of easy interface with LIS / HMS About CPC Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd CPC diagnostic is engaging in manufacture, marketing, distribution and servicing of medical and diagnostic equipment.

About Srushty Global Solutions Pvt. Ltd Srushty is engaging in engineering consultancy, product innovation, design and development with primary focuses on providing innovative and cost effective solution. About Medicall, Chennai Medicall is organized by Medexpert Business Consultants Pvt. Ltd and is India’s premier hospital needs and equipment exposition and the biggest of its kind in India. Medicall brings the latest, appropriate and affordable technologies, for the benefit of all hospitals including smaller hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and physicians setting up group practice. About Times of India Medicall Innovation Award Medicall in collaboration with “Times of India” gives innovation awards to recognize, showcase and encourage innovation in the field of Healthcare.

In 2014, Around 150 applicants applied for innovation award and 11 were shortlisted for final to present their innovation.

IHL team pic

Can we Make in India? Yes, we can :-)

Last February I visited China with two missions, one to visit a large factory to establish collaboration to build our client’s Healthcare Kiosk, with the engineering design improvements that Srushty was working on. Second to source a cost-effective Sheet Metal Laser Cutting machine, to complement our CNC Laser Bending Machine.

My visit to the Chinese factory was inspiring, they are literally the sole supplier of all type of kiosks of China’s domestic needs. They almost cover all the global needs with very sophisticated infrastructure with vast amount of expertise and experienced technical staff.

Next, I was at the vendor site of the low-cost sheet metal laser cutting machine that we were sourcing, to inspect the machine that would be delivered to Srushty shortly. It was comparatively far less sophisticated and about 10% less than the cost of the average machine, I saw at the large Chinese manufacturer.

I felt our infra is like a sand dust in the Himalayan foot hill, when I compared the infra at the large Chinese manufacturer to ours. It had more than 50 high end machines and other matching infrastructure

My mind went viral with mirage of confused thoughts and questions. Why India is far behind China when it comes to manufacturing?! Why we lack focus in building products of best quality in India? What makes these Chinese manufacturers produce such wonderful high-quality products? What Infra difference India lacks to make similar success in product manufacturing?

Can we, personally, Can I achieve similar fete with the minuscule infra that I have at Srushty?

What is the real, I am mean the real core difference, to “Make in India”, a reality?

The only meaningful answer that I could get in my mind was “THE INTENT”, we just need the intent.

The burning desire in my mind soon become a very focused INTENT to achieve here in India what I saw in China.

Now less than 12 months from my visit, thanks to Satyender Goel, CEO, India Health Link Pvt Ltd, deciding to fuel my INTENT with his commitment to this Make in India Dream, we now have our First Made in India unit, shipped out of our facility 🙂

The Hardware Design Team, & Electrical which meticulously re-engineered the Mechanical and Electrical aspects of the product to meet DFM requirements based on the capability of Srushty’s Manufacturing Infrastructure.

The Manufacturing Team, which put their heart and soul to ensure we meet high quality and finish, second to none, with the minuscule manufacturing infrastructure with which we started this dream.

The Software Team, which had been working for long and hard to bring the Software Architecture redeployed to Indian needs, and migrating to Indian Servers and Indian User Experience needs.

The Management and Administration Team which worked tirelessly to meet every day demands from souring to all infra and resource challenges.

The extended Srushty-IHL Team which brings the spirit behind the success of this great milestone.

The last but not the least, the confidence and the reassurance, that a real INTENT can help stride against the odds, the team Srushty is now ready to promise to our customers that we can help you Make in India.

outsourcing engineering services

Outsourcing Excellence – Why India Leads in Engineering and R&D Services

India is emerging as the top choice for Engineering and R&D services, according to a report by the Times of India based on research by Zinnov. The country has seen significant growth in both large and medium-sized MNCs establishing their own Captive Engineering and R&D centers, as well as the growth of Outsourced Engineering and R&D centers. This growth includes small, highly focused Outsourced Engineering and R&D centers catering to small and start-up organizations globally, forming a pool of Nano Outsourced Engineering and R&D centers.

 

Unique Needs of Small and Start-Up Organizations

Small companies have distinct needs, requiring a one-stop-shop for end-to-end product development covering Mechanical, Electrical/Electronics, Firmware, and Software. They need to complement their core technological strength with expertise and experience, sometimes starting with little technological know-how but with a market-potential idea. These companies also require the ability to quickly prototype concepts to validate the market and secure funding for the next stage, and eventually take the engineering design to production with minimal budget and timeline in a global setting. This demands Nano Outsourced Engineering and R&D centers to be flexible, nimble, scalable, and versatile.

Key Factors for Effective Nano Outsourced Engineering and R&D Centers

The effectiveness of Nano Outsourced Engineering and R&D centers depends on their experience in developing end-to-end products, their ability to bring in Global Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from relevant domains on-demand, frugal engineering practices to do more with less, cost-effective in-house prototyping capabilities, an ecosystem of partners for Industrial Design, Prototyping, Tooling, Manufacturing, and Assembly, managing early-stage low volume production, taking the product to compliance and certification, and providing effective technical support after product launch.

Srushty’s Role in India’s Outsourced Engineering and R&D Services

Srushty is proud to be part of India’s growing space in Outsourced Engineering and R&D Services, focusing on serving and supporting small and start-up organizations as a Nano Outsourced Engineering and R&D center.