Meramandali : Tata Steel Meramandali, located in Dhenkanal district of Odisha, has introduced model wagon tippler with the use of state-of-the-art robots at its Raw Material Handling Systems (RMHS) operations to eliminate man-machine interface during the unloading of wagons.
Peeyush Gupta, Vice President, Supply Chain and Group Strategic Procurement (Designate), Tata Steel and Subodh Pandey, Vice President, Operations, Tata Steel Meramandali formally inaugurated the man-less model wagon tippler here on November 23, 2022. With this new system, the entire unloading and tippling operations have now been automated. This has eliminated the human-machine interface hence ensuring safety and contributing to enhanced productivity.
Peeyush Gupta, Vice President, Supply Chain and Group Strategic Procurement (Designate), Tata Steel, said: “This achievement is a stellar example of how working in teams can solve a problem with seemingly no solution. This fool proof safety initiative is a classic example of Poka-Yoke. The innovations which have been implemented are first of its kind even for our Jamshedpur and Kalinganagar plants. RMHS is an area which has many risks, and the team is continuously working to eliminate the identified risks through various safety initiatives. This Model Wagon Tippler will significantly reduce the rake unloading cycle time in a safe manner.”