Translating technological developments into tangible customer benefits
The mission of R&D department is to translate technological
development into design and process innovations that will not only
answer but also exceed customer expectations. The Product Development
Department has introduced several products which combine indigenous
design and international technological features. L&T was the first
switchgear manufacturer in the private sector to build a full-fledged
short circuit test station in India.
Testing facilities at L&T's Electrical R&D Centre include:
70kA short circuit test station.
On-line data acquisition system for automatically acquiring and analyzing test results
Temperature-rise test facilities for currents up to 6400A
Environment chambers to test performance in hostile environment
Electrical and mechanical endurance testing facilities
Extensive prototype making and testing facilities
CAD workstations with 3D capability
EMI test facilities.
Integration of computer-aided designing and concurrent engineering has
led to the development of designs, which keep pace with the changing
demands of industry. L&T also collaborates with the Bureau of Indian
Standards (BIS) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
in developing standards for the industry.