Leading handheld T&M players

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India is a major hub for electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and the growing demand from this sector adds impetus to the country’s handheld T&M equipment market. Also, the steady demand from sectors like defence, education, railways, manufacturing, automobile, and from R&D labs, is boosting its growth further. In an effort to appreciate handheld T&M instrument players in India, we at Electronics Bazaar, contacted a large number of industry experts and electronic associations, who shared with us their preferences on handheld T&M instruments brands. We do not rank them but only list them in alphabetical order.

By Jesus Milton Rousseau S

Wednesday, December 16, 2009: Leading handheld T&M players

Agilent Technologies India Pvt Ltd
Agilent offers broadest range of T&M products from a single principal company ranging from consumer electronics, home security, wireless and wireline communication and network reliability. It provides unmatched breadth and depth of measurement tools and expertise to the customers. Agilent customers support centre is an ISO 9002 certified and NABL accredited.

The company has a strong customer base in diversified sectors like defence and aerospace, communication, pharma and process industries. Agilent has seven offices in Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad. Arun Dogra, vice president, electronics measurement group, says, “T&M industry has always been challenging for its technological advancements, price pressures/cost of testing, time pressure and user friendliness. However, we take these challenges in our stride.”

Contact details: Plot No 11, Tirupati Plaza, second floor, sector 11, Dwarka, New Delhi 11007; Phone 0124-2342929; Fax: 2342424; E-mail: tm_india@agilent.com; Website : www.agilent.com

Anritsu Pte Ltd India
Headquartered in Japan, Anritsu utilises its original and high technologies to provide measurement, quality assurance and information network solutions in industrial electronics, security, telecommunication networks, etc. Its major business includes T&M instruments, information and communications, industrial automation and electronic devices, of which, the volume of T&M business accounts for more than 50 per cent of the annual volume of the group. Its range of T&M instruments include S331D/E and S332D/E site master, S361E and S362E handheld compact cable and antenna analyser with spectrum analyser; S412D land mobile radio testers; MT8212B/E cell master; MT8222A BTS master; MT8221B high performance base station analyser, etc.

Contact details: 3rd Floor, Shri Lakshminarayan Niwas, No 2726, 80 ft Road, HAL 3rd Stage,
Bengaluru 560075; Phone: 080-40581300; Fax: 080-40581301; E-mail : ACIN-Support@anritsu.com; Website: www.anritsu.com

Aplab Ltd
Aplab has been serving the global market for almost half a century and offers a wide range of electronic products of international standards for safety and reliability. The company has six product divisions T&M instruments, power conversion and controls, UPS systems, banking and retail automation, fuel retailing solutions and cable fault locating instruments. Aplab’s handheld T&M instruments include multimeter, clamp meter, automotive multimeter, portable digital oscilloscope, LCR meter, portable cable fault locator, portable active differential probe, mini OTDR, optical power meter and optical attenuator. Aplab is a publicly quoted company on BSE and has sales and support offices in more than 55 cities across India. “Our products meet EMI-EMC requirements and are CE marked. Strict adherence to quality norms backed by high caliber in-house R&D facilities ensure compliance to international standards, says Nishith P Deodhar.”

Contact details: Aplab House, A-5, Wagle Estate, Thane, Mumabi 400604; Phone: 022-67395555, 25821861; Fax: 022-25823137; E-mail: response@aplab.com; Website: www.aplab.com

Falcon Electro-Tek Pvt Ltd
Falcon has been a leading manufacturer and supplier of didactic and T&M products for the last two decades. It is also a reputed name in technical and educational fraternity for providing excellent training and measuring products over the years.

“We have wider reach in India through our branch offices, local representatives and dealers network. Our technical expertise enable us to offer tailor made solution and on demand technical support to the customers. Our future aim is to introduce new products and increase the further network,” says Anil G Chowta, director.

Contact details: Unit No 128, Hema Industrial Estate, Sarvodaya Nagar, Jogeshwari (East), Mumbai 400060; Phone: 022-28348429; Fax: 022-28370165; E-mail: falcon@falconindia.biz; Website: www.falconindia.biz

Meco Instruments Pvt Ltd
Meco Instruments has been offering time tested, reliable and affordable instruments for more than four decades. An ISO 9001:2000 certified, it is one of the oldest and largest product manufacturers of T&M instruments in India. Meco has over 80 skilled and trained personnel equipped with complete inhouse facility for development and manufacturing of T&M instruments and transducers at the 30,000 sq ft state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Navi Mumbai.

Its R&D department has been recognised by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. All Meco instruments pass through a stringent manufacturing and inhouse quality control process consisting of vibration, burn in and calibration tests to ensure complete reliability and accuracy during the continuous operation.

Kamal P Goliya, CEO, says, “Reliable, long lasting and affordable products with complete pre- sales and post-sales support have made MECO a leading brand in India. Our products cater to entry level users, students, consultants, professionals and certification bodies.”

Contact details: Plot No EL-1, MIDC, Electronic Zone, TTC Industrial Area, Mahape, Navi Mumbai 400710; Phone: 022-27673300; Fax: 022-27673310/27673330; E-mail: kamal@mecoinst.com; Website: www.mecoinst.com

Megger India Pvt Ltd
For over 100 years, Megger has been the premier provider of T&M for electrical power applications. The products provide testing solutions in the most critical maintenance areas including cable fault locating, protective relay testing, earth testing, switchgear testing, transformer testing, battery testing and power quality testing. Its handheld T&M instruments include: multimeter, digital earth testers, tong testers, insulation testers upto 5 KV, loop testers, multifunction testers. “Megger is a global manufacturer of electronics T&M instruments with over 2000 products catering to electrical and power industry. Our future strategy will be to provide best after sales support and reliable service to the customers,” says Ajay Goyal, MD.

Contact details: Plot No 501, Crystal Paradise Mall, Veera Desai Road, Andheri West Mumbai 400053; Phone: 022 – 26740468; Fax: 022-2674 0465; E-mail: insales@megger.com; Website: www.megger.com

Qmax Test Equipments Pvt Ltd
Established in 1993, Qmax India has a spacious infrastructure covering 33,000 sq ft with start-of-the-art amenities for R&D, hardware design, software development, product application development and manufacturing activities. The company’s manufacturing facility is equipped with world class BGA/SMD rework system, automatic optical inspection system, wave soldering, SMD reflow and fully automatic SMD pick and place machines.

SR Sabapathi, chairman and MD says, “With a view to widen our global presence, Qmax has expanded its wings in Singapore and the US, in addition to the existing network of more than 20 international dealers and distributors across the globe. We enjoy a unique position as the only supplier to offer end to end solution for automated test. Our future strategy is to introduce more than 15 models of innovative products.”

Contact details: 6, Elcot Avenue, IT Highway, Sholinganallore, Chennai 600119; Phone: 044-24509627; Fax: 24509631, 9632; E-mail: sales@qmaxtest.com; Website: www.qmaxtest.com

Scientech Technologies Pvt Ltd
Scientech Technologies is a global technology company in the field of T&M instruments, technology training equipment, simulation/teaching software and online education. It serves variety of academic disciplines and vast selection of products, state-of-the­ art educational and digital classroom solutions. Scientech Technologies exclusively represents global brands like Ludia, US; Designsoft, Hungary; Micronix, Japan; Everprecision, Taiwan; Gampt, Germany; Rigol, China for their range of products. Through its 13 offices and more than 60 dealers, Scientech products are available across India.Scientech has top end R&D teams which work on providing innovative products and solutions for different industries, education and research. Some of its T&M instruments are Caddo 2420  20 MHz DSO,  Caddo 2460 60 MHz DSO, colour spectrum analyser MSA438, digital multimeters Caddo 50 series and 4011. Ambrish Kela, MD, says, “Our wide range of products are oscilloscopes, DSO, signal generators, spectrum analyser and logic analysers.”

Connect details: 94, Electronic Complex, Pardesipura, Indore,Bhopal 452010; Phone: 0731-4211100; Fax: 0731-2555643; E-mail: info@scientech.bz; Website: www.scientech.bz

Tektronix India Pvt Ltd
Tektronix is a leading provider of test, measurement and monitoring products, solutions and services for communications, computer, semiconductor, consumer electronics, military and aerospace, education etc. With 60 years of experience, Tektronix is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon and has operations in 19 countries worldwide. Tektronix is represented in major industry standards bodies to help guide in test specifications for completeness and ease of implementation.

Naresh Narasimhan, country marketing manager, says, “Tektronix provides new industry focused T&M solutions for high speed serial data, digital RF, transition to digital video and embedded systems that aid engineers in creating new and advanced technologies. It also provides diagnostics and performance monitoring solutions for high speed, QoS enabled communications networks delivering voice, video and data services. These technologies, in turn, support major market trends including accelerating performance of computing and networks, rapid expansion of wireless connectivity, proliferation of telecommunications wireless devices, rollout of next generation communications networks ,and convergence of voice, data and video on IP networks.”

Contact details: Tektronix India, Tek Towers Hayes Road, Bengaluru 560025; Phone: 080-275577; Fax:080-22275588; E-mail: india.mktg@tek.com; Website: www.tek.com

Yokogawa India Ltd
T&M is a core business of Yokogawa’s operations. The company offers premium measuring instruments which are indispensable to manufacturers of information appliances, automobiles, communication devices, industrial machinery, semiconductor and electronics components industries. It designs products that have four characteristics—quality, flexibility, accuracy and reliability.

Yokogawa’s handheld T&M instruments are digital manometer, DMMs, clamp meters, insulation testers, thermometers, data acquisition systems, power/harmonic meter/analysers, mV/mA calibrators, process calibrators, digital oscilloscopes (DLM series), optical power meter, OTDR and optical light source.

“Our unique selling points are providing high quality products at optimum price, exceeding customers’ expectations and meeting market needs.” Our future plans are to bring solutions for new sectors like green energy, educational and institutes , power and R&D,” says Noriaki Hirose, MD.

Contact details: Plot No 96, Electronic City, Hosur Road, Bengaluru 560100; Phone: 080-41586000; Fax: 080-28521441; E-mail: marketing@in.yokogawa.com; Website: www.yokogawa.com/in

Leading handheld T&M traders

T&M handheld instrument traders are the link between many global brands and the Indian customers. Their core responsibilities are to bring new manufacturers, provide effective pre- and post-service support and create ecosystems between principal companies and local resellers. We at Electronics Bazaar acknowledge their efforts by listing a few of them alphabetically.

Arun Enterprises
Arun Enterprises has been distributing T&M instruments for the last 40 years. The company began with selling voltmeters and ammeters and has graduated as one of the leading providers of spectrum analysers and solarimeters. It has also introduced its own brand named ‘Metravi.’ The company keeps a quality check on its products, backed with prompt after sales support.

Arun Enterprises focuses on application based solutions and strives to provide quick after sales support. The company’s brand aims to provide T&M instruments, incorporating cutting edge technology at an affordable price to the consumers.

Contact details: Plot No 32A, Ganesh Chandra Avenue, 4th Floor, Kolkata ,West Bengal 700013; Phone: 033-2215 1376 ,9759; Fax: 22154821; Email: info@metravi.com; Website: www.metravi.com

Cyronics instruments Pvt Ltd
Cyronics Instruments is a distributor and service provider of T&M instruments. Its product range includes electrical, medical and automobile electronics. Cyronics aims to provide cutting edge technology instruments at competitive prices, along with after sales support. The company helps its customers to adopt innovate tools for new projects. Cyronics is a distributor for key brands like Dranetz BMI, USA, (power), Tektronix, USA (industrial), Chauvin Arnoux, France (industrial), VTI Instruments, USA (industrial).

Contact details: Plot No 201-202, Anmol Heights, Vitthal Mandir Road, Karve Nagar, Pune 411052; Phone: 020-66439300; Fax: 020-66439304; E-mail: rahulmore@cyronics.com; Website: www.cyronics.com

Glorious Electronics
Glorious Electronics is a distributor of electronics, mechanical devices and T&M instruments. It deals with manufacturers like Falcon, Wens, Fluke, Meco, Tek, Mastek and Lutron. Glorious provides comprehensive solutions for production, manufacturing, testing, quality control and R&D. The company endavours to provide solutions for components and instruments under one roof. Its expertise is in application oriented and cost effective solutions. In future, the company plans to add new line of products for emerging industries.Contact details: 323, Abid House, First Floor, Dr D B Marg, Grant Road (E), Mumbai 400007; Phone: 022-23894981; Fax: 23894980; E-mail: zakir@gloriouselectronics.com; Website: www.gloriouselectronics.com
Kusam Electrical Industries Ltd
Kusam Electrical Industries Ltd was established in 1962;earlier it was a part of the Meco Group. The company has testing facilities to provide good quality instruments to its customers. It has a strong network of dealers and distributors to provide prompt service to the customers.

Chandmal Goliya, MD, says,“Kusum provides solution for all types of instruments to educational institutions, railways, communication industries, etc. Our future strategy is to bring new products to meet customers need.”

Contact details: G-17, Bharat Industrial Estate, TJ Road, Sewree (W), Mumbai 400015; Phone: 022-24124540, 24181649; Fax: 022-24149659; E-mail: kusam_meco@vsnl.net; Website: www.kusamelectrical.com

Microtek instruments
Microtek instruments is the distributor of T&M, calibration, EMI EMC and high voltage testings instruments in India. Its customers comprise R&D institutions, power plants, defence establishments, PSUs, IT sector, private industries and process industries, etc. The company offers customer support to its entire product portfolio. Microtek instruments distributes Chauvin arnoux- France; Escorts-Taiwan; EZ digital-Korea; UniT-Hong Kong; RayTech-Switzerland; Thermo electron, Antenna research-USA; Dare-Netherland; Hi lo testings, GmBh and Pintek-Taiwan.

SS Bothra, president, says, “We provide wide range of T&M instruments for electronics testing including calibration equipment. Our future strategy is to promote unique high end T&M instruments at affordable prices to the customers.”

Contact details: Plot No 18, Lakshmanan Street, T Nagar, Chennai 600017; Phone: 044-45960000,24; Fax: 044-45960025; E-mail: microtek@airtelmail.in; Website: www.microtekinstruments.com

Sumitron Exports Pvt Ltd
Sumitron Exports Pvt Ltd represents and supports some of the finest world renowned companies in India by distributing their products (equipment, tools, materials and components) related to electronics manufacturing and repairs. The company is ISO 9001:2000 certified and offers reliable, efficient and unmatched service backup through trained engineers.

Sumitron distributes digital multimeters, clampmeters, insulation testers, datacom test instruments from Ideal, US; surface resistivity meters, digital static locator from ACL, US; static charge meters from SIMCO, Japan and LCR meter from Ideal-Tek, Switzerland.

SK Jain, CEO & MD, says, “With well known international brands,we command a comfortable position in the T&M sector in India. Sumitron’s future plans are to introduce upgraded state-of-the-art technologically and advanced T&M instruments from our foreign principals, and to promote sales through various expositions and seminars.”

Contact details: 27, Community Centre, Naraina Phase-I, New Delhi-110028; Phone: 011-41410631/32/33/34/35; Fax: 011-41410494; E-mail:sumitron@airtelmail.in;sumitron@vsnl.com; Website: www.sumitron.com

Synergy Measurement Technologies Pvt Ltd
Synergy is a leading supplier of T&M equipment in India. With direct offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, Trivandrum, Hyderabad and international office in Malaysia facilitates direct import business and channel partners. In a short span of three years of operation, Synergy has established as preferred distributor to many reputed organisations including PSUs and R&D labs. It has a huge number of reseller and system integrators base in India.

Synergy is the national distributor for Agilent technologies and Finland based Finero. Besides, it is also a national distributor for Malaysia based DreamCatcher, and registered supplier for DGS&D.

Contact details: Plot No 100/2, Road No 1, SP Colony, Trimulgherry, Secunderabad 500015; Phone: 040-2799 0486; Fax: 040-27794388; E-mail: sales@synergytech.in, marketing@synergytech.in; Website: www.synergytech.in

TTL Technologies Pvt Ltd
TTL Technologies is one of the leading suppliers of premium instruments from the finest companies worldwide. Established in 1982, the company now provides a complete solutions in instrumentation. It enjoys the confidence of its principals like Fluke Corporation, Ametek Programmable Power Inc., Thermo Fisher Scientific, Giga-tronics Incorporated, Voltech Instruments Ltd, Infors HT, etc. TTL strives to add value to every product line it offers. “Quick availability of general purpose test instruments is a priority area and we continue to expand our presence through newer modes such as a fast growing retail network and partnering with major catalogue companies. Customer retention is our focus area and web enabled CRM tools are now being used for promotions and customer interactions,” says Joey Joseph, CEO & MD.

Contact details: Deodhar Center, 424, Marol Maroshi Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400059; Phone: 022-29207690-95; Fax: 29207689; E-mail: response@ttlindia.com; Website: www.ttlindia.com

Emerging handheld T&M players

We portray a few emerging leaders who we wish may become leading players soon. The emerging handheld T&M instrument leaders have been listed alphabetically

Adtron Technologies Pvt Ltd
Adtron has established itself as an eminent manufacturer, exporter, importer, and trader of quality products which include antenna trainers, instrumentation trainers, communication trainers, PLC trainers, microprocessors, microcontrollers, hydraulics and pneumatics trainers, microwave test benches, electrical trainers, power circuit labs, physics and mechanics labs, CRO, digital oscilloscopes, function generator, workbenches, virtual instruments, multimeters, spectrum analysers, signal generators, soldering stations, power supplies, etc. Adtron has been continuously developing innovative technologies. It is the pioneer in developing virtual instrumentation technology in T&M systems.

Contact details: El-99, Electronics Zone, TTC Industrial Area, Mahape, Navi Mumbai 400710; Phone:022-2768 2281/82; Fax:022-2768/2283; E-mail: sales@adtronindia.com; Website: www.adtronindia.com

Cambridge Instruments & Engineering Co
Cambridge Instruments & Engineering Co was established in 1963 as a proprietorship firm. Its range of products include insulation tester, earth tester, AC/DC clamp meter, clip on power factor meter, watt meter, phase sequence indicator, multimeter, electric motor checker, high voltage break down tester and oil testing, etc. The company also deals in various electrical and electronic testing/ measuring instruments such as tachometer, light meter, thermometer, power meter, power supply, frequency meter, function generator, scientific and laboratory instruments, etc.

Cambridge’s future strategy is to collaborate with foreign manufacturers to upgrade its existing range of instruments to microprocessor based and computer interfacing products. It also aims at process control instruments, transducers, PLCs, etc.

Contact details: 5, Shib Thakur Lane, Kolkatta 700007; Phone: 033-22746104, 26661791 30224098; Fax: 033-22742428, 22354098; E-mail: cieinstruments@gmail.com; Website: www.cieinstruments.com

Crown Electronic Systems
Crown Electronic Systems was incorporated in 1984 with the objective of providing quality services in the field of electronics T&M instruments. It is manufacturing and exporting wide range of quality testing and measuring instruments including ocilloscopes, digital and analogue measuring instruments, signal generators, DC regulated power supply, laboratory standards, soldering desoldering stations, component, accessories for lab and electronic training boards.It offers brands like Fluke, Kyoritsu, Meco, Metravi, Motwane and ScientiFic products. The key verticals of the company are education, manufacturing, power, telecommunication and defence sector. Aditya Nagpal, Proprietor says, “Our emphasis is on supplying quality products at competitive prices and timely delivery of products.”

Contact details: 69/2A, 2nd floor Najafgarh Road Industrial Area, Near Moti nagar Crossing, New Delhi 110015; Phone: 91-011-64508649-50; Fax: 91-011-45013645; E-mail: crownelectronicsystems@yahoo.com, Website: www.crownelectronicsystem

Sansel Instruments and Controls
Sansel instruments and controls has been in the field of manufacturing of process control instruments, laboratory instruments and calibrators for the last 18 years. It maintains international quality and specification standards with precision measurements and control accuracy. The company supplies to various industries like laboratories, research institutes and OEMs.
“Presently, we are manufacturing low cost water plant lab analytical instruments, micro processor based temperature controller, RPM indicator/controller and process control instruments and temperature calibrators, etc. Moreover, we are planning to set up an NABL accredited calibration laboratory for mechanical, thermal and electro technical instruments,” says M Sankar, CEO. Sansel offers handheld instruments including process control instruments like 5½ digits process indicator, humidity/temperature indicator, water flow indicators, etc.
Contact details: 1/46, Ganganagar, MMDA Colony, Maduravoyal, Chennai 600095; Phone: 044-65340391, 23783951; Fax: 044-23783951; E-mail: enquiry@sansel.net; Website: www.sansel.net

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