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LVD Offers New Model of Automatic Tool Changing Press Brake, the ToolCell

Gullegem, Belgium – LVD’s unique ToolCell press brake system houses all tooling inside the machine and automatically performs tooling set-ups. Due to increasing demand, LVD is now offering a 220-ton, 3-meter model.

A large selection of top and bottom tooling is stored in a tooling stadium/warehouse under the back gauge. An innovative gripper design built into the machine’s back gauge finger serves as the tool changer mechanism.

When a job is complete, the press brake automatically changes the top and bottom tooling as required for the next job. All tool stations are precisely positioned, eliminating the need for manual adjustments. LVD’s patented Easy-Form® Laser in process angle monitoring and correction technology ensures first part, good part bending accuracy. A 19” touch-screen display makes operation easy and intuitive.

Along with the new 220-ton, 3-meter model, LVD offers a 220-ton, 4 meter model and a 135 ton, 3 meter model.

Customer Success: See what PCS has to say about their Impuls Laser Cutting Machine

An LVD customer, Profile Cutting Service, from New Zealand tells us about their recent purchase- an Impuls laser cutting machine.

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LVD INTRODUCES HIGH SPEED AUTOMATION FOR ELECTRA AND SIRIUS LASER CUTTING MACHINES

Gullegem, Belgium — LVD Company nv announces the latest in laser cutting automation, designed for flexibility and speed. Handling sheet sizes from 1000×1000 mm up to 3050×1525 mm, the Flexible Automation for Lasers (FA-L) is now available on our Sirius Plus and Electra laser cutting machines.

Load/Unload in 40 seconds

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. Depending on sheet size, all or a number of suction cups are automatically activated. Other features include sheet thickness control and automatic sheet separators, ensuring lift of only one sheet of the intended thickness.

True Flexibility

With standard features and key options available, the FA-L is LVD’s most flexible automation yet. The FA-L can be fully integrated with an existing warehouse and an optional second loading pallet can help manufacturers get more from their night shift, as the extra loading pallet allows for production on two different sheet types and/or thicknesses. To fully protect a sheet from scratches, optional scratch-free unloading is an available option.

New Generation Easy-Form & PPEB Press Brakes

Gullegem, Belgium — LVD Company nv announces the next generation of its Easy-Form® and PPEB Series of high performance press brakes featuring a new, modern design that is more energy efficient, easier to use and incorporates added safety features. Aesthetic and ergonomic, the new generation press brakes also feature advanced control technology, servo drives and scanning sensors, ensuring more responsive operation and higher productivity.

ERGONOMIC DESIGN

Designed with the operator in mind, next generation Easy-Form and PPEB press brakes are more functional and user friendly. An optional LED lighting system illuminates the back gauge and front work zone areas to provide better operator visibility and increased worker safety. Status lighting built into the press brake ram covers offers a visual indication of the machine’s operation status, enabling more effective shop management for higher throughput.

ENERGY SAVINGS UP TO 45%

The on-board LVD Energy Reduction System (ERS) intelligently manages energy consumption to ensure lowest possible energy usage in all modes of operation.

ERS technology reduces power consumption up to 45% over conventional models, making Easy-Form and PPEB press brakes the most energy efficient in their class.

INTUITIVE TOUCH SCREEN CONTROL

The latest generation Easy-Form and PPEB press brakes employ LVD’s most advanced Touch-B control system, a graphical icon-driven touch screen control. The operator interfaces with the press brake using a 19” touch screen flat panel to make full use of the machine’s bending capabilities. Working with the Touch-B control is easy and intuitive no matter the operator skill level.

REAL TIME ANGLE CONTROL

Easy-Form press brakes are equipped with LVD’s patented Easy-Form® Laser in process angle monitoring and correction technology, ensuring consistency from the first to the last part. Easy-Form Laser uses measurement at the front and back of the die to determine the exact value of the angle of the workpiece. The sensing devices transmit information in real time to the CNC control unit, which processes it and subsequently adjusts the correct depth adjustment in process to obtain the correct angle.

Easy-Form and PPEB press brakes are offered in multi-axis configurations to suit a broad range of bending applications. Machine options include front sheet supports, CNC controlled sheet followers, programmable tooling, CADMAN® offline programming software, among others.

Adaptive Laser Cutting

Gullegem, Belgium – Following the success of Adaptive Laser Cutting (ALC) on the Impuls laser cutting range, LVD is now pleased to announce that ALC will be installed as a standard feature on all Sirius and Sirius Plus 4 kW lasers. ALC technology automatically optimizes laser cutting results in thicker mild steel materials.

ALC technology uses dynamic feedback to monitor and regulate laser power, speed and assist gas pressure in real time during the cutting process, automatically optimizing cutting parameters and ensuring a consistently accurate cut, high productivity and reduced scrap.

Unlike other process control systems, ALC does not rely on pre-defined parameters but measures and adapts in process to achieve the best cutting results.
ALC is ideal for processing thicker materials in an unmanned environment. In such applications, machine speed is often restricted to ensure reliability and account for potential variations in material properties, limiting productivity and increasing the cost per part.
ALC automatically adjusts to changing conditions, processing at the highest speed with the most efficiency and so alleviates the need to restrict or control the laser cutting system, providing up to a 10 percent increase in productivity.Consistently accurate processing also eliminates scrap or rework of expensive thicker materials.

ALC is available now for all models of LVD Impuls and 4 kW Sirius and Sirius Plus laser cutting systems.