precursor to starting an engineering company. P.Murugamanickam was
invited to develop a fitting demonstration of technology on the
occasion of the Centenary celebration of UNIVERSITY OF MADRAS. He made
something which was really futuristic that made people
awestruck. A wireless operated car without a driver.
It was a real full size car, a Morris Minor
1954 model with registration number MSZ 4216. In
1957, when the electronics of today was
he had to depend totally on available material. The wireless
transmitter was a spark plug, the receiver was a radio set and the
entire actuation systems were built using the mechano set (the build it
yourself toy!) The University of Madras awarded a gold medal for his
Mr. P. Murugamanickam, a professor of Engineering in Madras University
(Chennai city was known as Madras then) started Duraikannu Engineering
works as a small cottage industry to do sub contract work for
Engineering Works was started for full fledged engineeering research
and development work.
The first product of the company, the Venky Moped is produced.
engine, transmission and electronic ignition was indigenously
developed. The moped was powered by a 44cc 2 stroke engine developing
around 3.5HP. The moped had a maximum speed of 60 Kmph. The fuel
efficiency of 56 Km/l. The company owes it's automotive
knowledgebase to this project.
first test rig is made. An IC engine inlet and exhaust valve
spring test rig is made and delivered.
treadmill was the bread and butter product of the
company. It was used for medical as well as athlete training.
Indian Defence to all leading medical institutions in India.
The heart lung machine made open heart surgeries affordable with this
piece of Indian technology. This machine acts as the lung and heart of
the patient undergoing open heart surgery.
controlled test rig is made. A friction measuring device called the
scale friction test rig, used to evaluate the frictional properties of
automotive brake and clutch friction materials.
first micro controller based test rig is made. A friction
measuring device called the scale friction test rig, used
to evaluate the frictional properties of automotive brake and clutch
is divided among the partners and the testing machine / system
intergration division is taken by Mr. P.M. Venkataswamy and Pyramid
Precision Engineering is formed.
PC based software controlled test rig is made. Again a friction testing
machine called friction coeffecient test rig. The flagship product of
Pyramid Precision Engineering. It has sold over 40 machines in India
biggest machine made
in Pyramid Precision Engineering, the Railway brake dynamometer is
delivered. The machine simulates the inertia of a railway wagon on the
railway brake and performs UIC tests.
Precision Engineering is incorporated as Pyramid Preicision Engineering
(India) Pvt. Ltd.
IT division created. This division will provide software and
integration services to BtoB and BtoC customers.
Pyramid Precision Engineering (India) Pvt. Ltd. becomes an alliance
partner of National Instruments.