Nirvana's PLUS 2D suite enhances BHEL outsourcing efficiency

Mumbai, India - 21st April 2009 - One of the initiatives introduced to improve the process of outsourcing components by BHEL, India is based on Nirvana Technologies PLUS 2D Suite. This has resulted in:

  • Reduced planning and approval times for vendors

  • Savings in material used in making the components

  • Long-term benefit due to lower inventory carrying costs.

These measures have been implemented by BHEL at High Pressure Boiler Plant, Tiruchirapalli, India and Boiler Auxilliary Plant, Ranipet, India. Similar initiatives will be taken up by  the plant at Hyderabad soon.

The PLUS 2D suite comprises of PLUS 2D Sheet Metal Nesting and Optimization software for plates and PLUS 1D Bar Nesting software for pipes and structurals. Nirvana has implemented a special “Large Parts with Joints” module to address the complex requirements of BHEL for optimized splicing of parts larger than available stock for both Plates as well as structurals. This alone has resulted in reduction of the planning and approval time from days to minutes.

PLUS 2D Sheet Metal Nesting and Optimization software is a state of the art nesting software for generating optimized layouts and reducing scrap generated by two dimensional rectangular and non-rectangular cutting (Guillotine cutting or shearing processes). 

PLUS 1D Bar Nesting software is a multing optimization software to reduce waste in cutting 1D (lineal) material like pipes, channels, sections, bars, extrusions, etc.
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Nirvana Technologies

BHEL (Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited)

Nirvana Technologies is an India based company providing nesting software for sheet metal fabrication, glass cutting, sheet layout, woodworking industries and offering custom  software development services in CAD/CAM. It is a registered software exporter under STPI having expertise in engineering optimization, complex geometry algorithms, and applications embedded into CAD systems.

BHEL is the largest engineering and manufacturing enterprise in India in the energy-related infrastructure sector. It ushered in the indigenous Heavy Electrical Equipment industry in India. It manufactures over 180 products under 30 major product groups and caters to core sectors of the Economy like Power Generation & Transmission, Industry, Telecommunication, Renewable Energy, etc. 

PLUS 2D - Nesting Software and Optimization Solutions

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

For further information contact :

Nirvana Technologies Pvt. Ltd.,
492, Sahakar Nagar, Vibhag 2,
Chembur, Mumbai - 400071
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