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Fluid Controls Private Limited was established in 1974 by Dr. Y.E. Moochhala, a Ph.D. from Northwestern University, the USA with a vision to deliver high quality & high-performance products which delight customers. Fluid Controls ® offers customers comprehensive end-to-end “Make in India” solutions for Rail & Metro brake piping arrangements – from design & engineering services to supply of high-performance connectors and installation services.

From its inception in 1974, Fluid Controls ® has engaged in original R&D and also has had an ethos of developing products which are indigenous replacements of imported products. Our founder, Dr. Y E Moochhala, left his career in the USA and laid the foundation of Fluid Controls ® because he was a strong believer in a self-reliant India. His idea was to develop high quality, high- performance products to suit local prototype climatic and performance expectations.

Today, Fluid Controls ® is approved as an “In-House R&D unit” by Department of Scientific & Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India. Our state-of-the-art R&D center is located at Chakan, Pune. Fluid Controls ® offers design services and conversion engineering, including 3D modeling, FEA and prototyping via ANSYS and Solid Works. The Fluid Controls R&D team uses the latest software and is equipped to customize connectors and products for customer requirements. The R&D Center also has a laboratory equipped to conduct all pressure, vibration and reliability tests as well as in-house Spectro, PMI and UT testing.

Product design and development with performance testing is an inspiration for our business. Because of our R&D strength and DSIR approval, we are constantly researching new developments in our field and our primary research ensures that we are constantly innovating. Since 2011, we have developed more than 25 new products, which is very much in line with the Fluid Controls vision statement. Adding to our strength in innovating, Fluid Controls ® has filed its first Global Patent and is in the process of filing two more patents.

“ All Fluid Controls® products are designed from First Principles and validated using VDV and Finite Element Analysis. Our products are manufactured to the highest standards and we have the latest international product performance certifications. We offer customers complete material traceability and have instituted a corporate policy of continuous improvement to ensure customer delight. ”

About Fluid Controls:

Fluid Controls ® is a “Vocal for Local” company with over 45 years of experience in engineering fittings and connections for rail & metro brake piping assemblies. Fluid Controls ® partners with customers to be a single source supplier for various connectors required for rail & metro applications. Our range of products include Double Ferrule Fittings with multiple sealing points and high vibration resistance, DIN Single Ferrule Connectors, Adaptors, FlexiGrip TM & Quick Release Connectors, Isolating Cocks, and clamping accessories.

Our products ensure precision connections that are designed based on specific application requirements and perform to international standards. Fluid Controls ® connectors are certified to ASTM F1387-99 (2012), ISO 19879 (ISO 8434) and also to IEC and EN standards for corrosion and shock/ vibration for fittings. Fluid Controls ® has recently introduced a range of services – including design & engineering services, testing services, on-site installation services and pre-fabricated assemblies.

Fluid Controls ® offers design services for brake piping arrangements and conversion engineering, including 3D modelling, FEA and prototyping via ANSYS and Solidworks. Our engineers work closely with customers to understand their requirements and develop effective solutions for them. And to cater to a growing need for comprehensive solutions, Fluid Controls ® has introduced engineered installation services. This service provides our customers with an end-to-end solution as they have a single source vendor for connectors supply and fitment. We also offer Pre-fabricated assemblies where ready-to-fit assemblies are prepared at our facility. With precision tube formation, end formation and connector swaging, these assemblies offer convenient and easy fitment at site.

Fluid Controls ® is approved by all Indian locomotive and coach OEM’s, Bombardier Transportation, Alstom, and GE Transportation. Fluid Controls ® is the recipient of the “CII Industrial Innovation Award for Medium Scale Manufacturing Organizations” and has been recognized as one of the “Top 25 Innovative Companies of the Year” at the Indian R&D Ecosystem Conclave 2019. Other recognitions include the “Rail Solution Provider of the Year [Instrumentation]” at Rail Infra & Mobility Business Digital Awards 2020” by Urban Transport News and the award for “Excellence in Technical Innovation” by ISA Maharashtra Section at PPA Meet 2020.

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