The August 2015 issue of Automotive Products Finder carries a cover story on Factory Automation titled ‘Enhancing productivity the automated way’. The government’s focus on manufacturing will give a boost to the automation industry. With automakers setting up plants that will supply cars to national and international customers, automation will play a dominant role in maximising productivity and enhancing efficiency. There are two Special Focuses. The first one is on Automotive Transmission named ‘Auto Transmission: Shifting Gears’. Automotive transmissions are part of the drivetrain that transfer engine power to the wheels. Manuals currently dominate the Indian landscape but since the introduction of AMT, automatics are quickly catching up due to their ease of use. The second one is on Automotive Lighting with the heading ‘Bright lights illuminate auto lighting industry’.
Automotive Products Finder (APF) is an auto engineering magazine that looks into technology and components. Launched in 2005, the magazine is aimed at the engineers in the auto industry, and especially those who are in search of the latest developments in the field of automobiles and the industries related to it, may it be IT/Software, CAD/CAM, CAE, production systems/PLM/ERP, material handling, machine tools/special tools, assembly systems, specialized systems, garage equipment, service gadgets/diagnostics, accessories, etc. The readers include strategic sourcing teams, purchase engineers and those who are in a position to influence decisions and on a long-term.