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LVD is a heavy bending specialist, having built and installed custom heavy-duty press brakes as large as 3000 tons. Recently completed is a custom-designed PPEB-H 1600-ton 12-meter press brake. Soon to be installed, the machine will be bending parts for the transportation industry.

Servo-controlled with advanced hydraulics and electronics, the custom press brake can form parts up to 12 meters long. The machine has an opening table/ram of 1070 mm, cylinder stroke of 600 mm and a gap of 1000 mm. It features heavy-duty CNC sheet followers T1-T2-T3, each supporting a maximum 600 kg, adjustable along the length of the press brake for handling large plate material. It is equipped with a 9-axis heavy back gauge and automatic programmable bed crowning. The machine is also designed for a tandem set up with a PPEB-H 640-ton 4.5-meter press brake.

Sophisticated features

Modern technology and material handling options make the job of bending heavy plate easier.

  • LVD’s Easy-Form® in-process angle monitoring and correction system adapts the ram position in real-time to ensure precise, consistent bending. The bending process is not interrupted, and no production time is lost.
  • The TOUCH-B touch-screen control and integrated CADMAN-B software help ensure accuracy on the first bend and consistent accuracy thereafter, and reduce the time it takes to go from part program to finished part.
  • Programmable gauges, sheet followers, front sheet supports and other material handling equipment add to the overall efficiency of the bending operation and are often a necessity for precise bending of large, hard-to-handle work pieces.

Why 1600 tons?

Heavy plate fabricators in industries like heavy equipment, ship building, defense, and transportation, working with high tensile steels and fabricating parts in materials greater than 6 mm in thickness, turn to high-tonnage press brakes to:

  • Fabricate parts in medium to large sections
  • Bend tough steel plate
  • Form long parts in a single pass
  • Reduce the number of welds and secondary processing operations
  • Gain versatility in producing large parts

Do you have big bending needs? Contact us at marketing@lvd.be

New Smart Drawing Importer Module Added to CADMAN Software Suite

LVD Company nv has added a new module to its CADMAN® Suite of programming and shop management software. CADMAN-SDI (Smart Drawing Importer) simplifies 2D and 3D CAD file import and calculation of cost drivers so users can more quickly and accurately create job estimates. It features an integrated 3D CAD package used to check or correct imported files. CADMAN-SDI adds yet more functionality to the integrated suite of database-driven CADMAN products designed to help users optimize programming and maximize throughput in the workshop.

A CAD drawing file is imported into the module with simple drag and drop action. A file can be imported part by part or in a batch of parts using STEP, SAT, IGIS, DXF, DWG, SLDPRT, IPT, STL, WMF or a number of other file formats. Once imported, the file is converted to OSM (Open Sheet Metal) format and stored in the central CADMAN database.

CADMAN-SDI displays key cost driver information obtained from the 2D/3D file import and automatically saves the converted OSM file directly into the CADMAN database. The stored OSM files are also immediately accessible for all other modules of the CADMAN Suite for fast and efficient generation of laser, punching, bending programs and jobs scheduling.

CADMAN®-SDI provides all the details needed to create an accurate cost estimate, including all relevant part information, such as part name, 3D and unfolded 2D drawing, material type and thickness, as well as all cost drivers such as contour length, netto and bruto part area, bounding box 2D, 3D outside dimension, the mass of the part, cutting length, number of contours, number of bends, and more. All the data is visible at a glance on the control screen. Data can also be exported to an Excel, PDF, XML or CSV file.

CADMAN-SDI includes BricsCAD®, a robust 3D direct modeling CAD package. BricsCAD allows the 3D drawing to be reviewed in detail, modified or corrected as required. BricsCAD provides recognition of features, allows the user to modify a junction into a bend, change overlaps, create notches and lofted bends, program parametric parts and even import entire assemblies.

New 40-ton Dyna-Press Electric Press Brake

LVD Company nv has expanded its Dyna-Press Series of compact, high-speed electric press brakes with the addition of the Dyna-Press 40/15 Plus, a new 40-ton model that offers a working length of 1530mm featuring a precision four-axis back gauge and LVD’s exclusive TOUCH-B touch screen CNC control.

Like the other Dyna-Press models in LVD’s product portfolio, the new Dyna-Press 40/15 Plus is designed to efficiently bend parts at high bending speeds of 25 mm/s, producing more parts per hour at a lower cost per part. The coupling of the ram and servomotors is realized through two heavy-duty ball screws to distribute force and tonnage evenly across the working length. The electric ram offers smooth transition from approach to working speed and minimizes power consumption through the use of an optimal power to inertia motor ratio.

In addition to the fast acting ram and higher bending force, the newest Dyna-Press provides impressive production capabilities with extremely consistent repeatability and accuracy, as well as the flexibility to handle a broader range of parts through a precision four-axis back gauge.

LVD’s TOUCH-B 15-inch touch screen control makes setup fast and efficient. The CNC control minimizes operator input and makes part programming easy and intuitive. With minimal input, the operator can create 2D and simulate in 3D on the 15-inch touch screen. The LVD TOUCH-B control also offers network connection with LVD’s CADMAN®-B programming software for added flexibility.

The Dyna-Press 40/15 Plus is ergonomically designed, an adjustable work height gives the operator the option to work in a seated or standing position. A self-levelling base and adjustable-height foot pedal adds to the machine’s ergonomic design.

LVD’s new Dyna-Press 40/15 Plus joins the Dyna-Press 12/8, 24/12 and 24/12 Plus models. All Dyna-Press press brakes offer the flexibility of tooling choice. An extensive range of upper and lower tools are available: for punches, Universal, W style or US style; for dies, Universal, LVD style or US style.

Flexible automation for Strippit-PX punch presses

LVD announces the FA-P; Flexible Automation for Punching, as its most advanced automation yet. It offers dynamic load/unload capacity, smart part picking and a large area for stacking punched parts directly onto designated pallets. FA-P is now available on the Strippit-PX punch press.

Advanced part picking and stacking
FA-P loads sheets up to 3050 x 1525 mm and material thicknesses up to 4 mm from two shuttle tables with a maximum capacity of 3000 kg.

The automation system can handle punched parts from 200 x 100 mm up to large sheet sizes. Two independent gripper arms are automatically positioned to pick the part. The suction cups are activated following the nesting configuration calculated by LVD’s offline software module CADMAN®-P. Small, closely spaced suction cups are used to pick small parts while larger suction cups are activated for picking larger parts and loading full size sheets.

Large stacking area

A large stacking area of 8 m² provides space for 8 europallets. A unique laser distance-sensor measures the height of the pallet and the stacked parts. Following this measurement, the suction cups smoothly position the parts on top of one another, forming perfect stacks. No second hand operation is required to change between pallets within the stacking zone. The skeletons are quickly evacuated from the machine onto a pallet, significantly reducing the offloading time.

Pick and sort with TOUCH-A control

Based on the job-list and the measured stack height, TOUCH-A control software picks and sorts each part onto its assigned pallet. A new job can be started with partial pallets from previous operations. Additionally, TOUCH-A allows the operator to modify the sorting based on the pallet configuration. The control counts and validates each stack of parts upon job completion.

LVD launches Phoenix fiber laser

The Phoenix FL completes LVD’s fiber laser line-up. The Electra was introduced in 2013 as a high efficiency, ultrafast fiber laser system and the Lynx earlier this year as an ideal entry into the world of fiber laser cutting. The new fiber laser system unites cost efficient and dynamic laser cutting together with LVD’s laser automation possibilities.

The Phoenix offers the perfect balance between performance and price. The compact, modern machine design includes a welded steel frame construction that minimizes deformation caused by high acceleration thus improving overall machine accuracy. Powered by a high efficiency solid-state doped fiber laser source, the fiber laser provides fast, accurate processing of various sheet thicknesses and types. The Phoenix FL features a lightweight, high rigidity beam delivery system to allow for highly dynamic processing.

The Phoenix maximizes uptime with an integrated automatic shuttle table system that allows one table to be loaded while the machine is cutting on the other table. Table change time is only 30 seconds.

LVD’s touch screen control and user interface, TOUCH-L, make the Phoenix easy to use and operate. TOUCH-L employs a 19” touch screen and icon driven user interface to efficiently and effortlessly guide the user through all necessary man-machine interactions.
TOUCH-L also incorporates a part programming and nesting feature allowing users to import drawings directly into the control, applying cutting technology and nesting sheets at the machine.

The Phoenix FL features the latest in fiber laser source technology with a wall plug efficiency of up to 30%. The maintenance-free fiber laser resonator utilizes the latest fiber laser technology for reliable trouble-free performance.

Modular automation options further increase the productivity and throughput of the Phoenix FL. The laser cutting system is offered with the option of a Compact Tower (CT-L) and the Flexible Automation for Lasers (FA-L) developed by LVD.
CT-L is a compact material warehousing tower with an integrated load / unload system and a shelving unit for storage of raw material and finished parts.
FA-L is a system for interchanging finished and unfinished sheets on the table within 40 seconds and includes thickness control and automatic sheet separators.