Happy New Year – LVD celebrates a successful 2014
Gullegem, Belgium – Reflection. An important ritual that involves taking time to appreciate the successes of our customers, our personnel and our latest product innovations. Looking back on 2014, we’ve introduced products in all ranges, developed to increase the agility and overall competitiveness of our customer.
In our press brake range, LVD’s next generation of Easy-Form press brakes features a new, modern design that is more energy efficient, easier to use and incorporates added safety features. Aesthetic and ergonomic, the Easy-Form has advanced control technology, servo drives and scanning sensors, ensuring more responsive operation and higher productivity.
In terms of laser technology, we’ve introduced a 4 kW Electra fiber laser enabling more powerful, faster performance. The Electra can be paired with new Flexible Automation (FA-L). The automation is designed to work in sequence with laser cutting machines’ continuously improving capabilities and higher cutting speeds. The FA-L unloads a finished sheet and loads the next sheet on the table within 40 seconds. This is possible due to separation of load/unload devices working simultaneously, resulting in fast changeovers. Other features include sheet thickness control and automatic sheet separators, ensuring lift of only one sheet of the intended thickness.
LVD also developed its and most versatile punching technology with the new Strippit PX-Series. The Strippit PX offers the flexibility to punch, form, bend and tap on a single machine to efficiently complete multiple processes, including the processing of complex, three-dimensional parts. The Strippit PX allows for bending of small boxes, brackets, knockouts, louvres and countersinks with flange heights up to 75 mm. The Strippit PX provides large all-tool rotation capacity, high hit rates, large workpiece handling and is available with modular automation options.
On the software side of things, we’ve released a technology with Industry 4.0 in mind. TOUCH-i4, an industrial strength Windows-based tablet provides an overview of the entire fabrication workshop. TOUCH-i4 generates and presents live information needed to manage your networked LVD laser, punching and bending machines. The real-time TOUCH-i4 system collects information from your LVD machines and centralised CADMAN database to offer insight and flexibility to your daily operations. This information can be viewed and managed wirelessly on the shop floor with TOUCH-i4, allowing the user to make informed decisions based on lead-time, cost, technology and individual machine workload.
As we head into 2015 with new development already underway, we’d like to thank everyone who has made 2014 another successful year for LVD.