LVD Company is proud to have been named a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for Belgium. This year, more than 70 companies from different industry sectors entered the Award, which celebrates the spirit and contribution of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial business. Out of this field, LVD was one of four Belgian firms shortlisted as a finalist. An award ceremony on October 18, 2016 recognized the nominees and announced the award winner.
“We are honored to have been considered for this prestigious award and we salute our fellow nominees and the award winner for the contributions all have made to business and society,” said LVD’s President and Managing Director, Carl Dewulf.
The EoY Award, in its 30th year globally, is the first and only truly global award of its kind. Companies nominated for the Award are evaluated on a number of criteria, including entrepreneurial spirit; innovation; strategic direction; financial performance; national and global impact; and approach to social responsibility.
LVD is a leading sheet metalworking equipment manufacturer and a technology innovator since 1952. The Gullegem-based firm is a second-generation family-owned business represented in more than 45 countries. The company engineers and manufactures a comprehensive range of sheet metal/plate working machine tools and software solutions.
“We are honored to be so recognized,” said Mr. Dewulf. “From its beginning, LVD has focused on technology leadership and continually strived for excellence. We invest a percentage of annual revenues on research and development, collaborate with leading universities and apply our in-house design resources – all to deliver better solutions for sheet metal fabricators around the world.”
HALL 12 – STAND F104
Showcasing Smart Manufacturing Technology
At EuroBLECH, LVD will showcase Industry 4.0-ready sheet metalworking products and technology that make smart manufacturing possible. LVD products advance automated production, machine-to-machine communication and intelligent process chains to optimize the fabrication process. At Stand F104, LVD will demonstrate highly efficient and flexible solutions for the new generation of sheet metalworking.
New adaptive bending technology specifically designed for multiple bend profiles of XXL parts will be unveiled at EuroBLECH. LVD will unveil what will prove to be the next breakthrough in adaptive bending for complex multiple bend profiles.
New Phoenix FL 3015 fiber laser cutting system featuring 6kW laser source, automated 10-station nozzle changer and Compact Tower (CT-L) material storage and retrieval system in a 6-pallet configuration will prove its versatility. The Phoenix combines cost efficiency and dynamic laser cutting in a highly flexible all-rounder.
ToolCell 135/30 automated tool changing press brake maximizes bending productivity through an integrated storage of tooling, housed within the machine. Tools are precisely and automatically placed in and out of the bending zone, eliminating manual tooling set-up and adjustments.
A range of Dyna-Press high-speed electric press brakes – including a new 40-ton machine – will be demonstrated. Able to bend at speeds of 25 mm per second, Dyna-Press machines bend more parts per hour at a lower cost per part. Dyna-Press 12- and 24-ton models are compact and easily portable using a standard forklift.
Strippit PX-1530 punch press can punch, form, bend and tap to efficiently complete multiple processes, including complex, three-dimensional parts. Now enhanced with the new TOUCH-P graphical icon-driven touch control. The machine will be shown with a Flexible Automation (FA-P) load/unload and part picking system – LVD’s most advanced automation system yet.
CADMAN® Suite is LVD’s answer to full process integration and optimized process flow. CADMAN looks at the big picture and helps streamline the complete fabrication process – from production control, communication, planning and management to punching, bending and laser cutting – through integrated, database-driven software. A new module CADMAN-SDI (Smart Drawing Importer) allows fast CAD file import and efficient calculation of cost drivers. The complete CADMAN Suite will be demonstrated.
LVD Company nv introduces a new range of press brakes to its bending product line. PPED Series hydraulic press brakes feature a multi-axis backgauge, CNC V-axis crowning system, and a 15″ version of LVD’s exclusive TOUCH-B graphical icon-driven CNC controller. Combined, these machine features provide users with greater flexibility and enhanced capability for a variety of bending applications.
MORE VERSATILE BENDING
A cost-efficient design married with LVD precision and reliability delivers true application flexibility. Practical and easy to use, PPED Series press brakes are ideal for a wide range of bending jobs. Their rigid construction and servo-controlled hydraulic system ensure consistent bending results no matter the application. The PPED has 3 models (PPED-4, PPED 5 and PPED-7) with either 2 (X, R) or 4 (X, R, Z1, Z2) standard backgauge axes. A multi-axis backgauge makes the PPED highly versatile and reduces machine setup time across simple to complex bending jobs.
INTUITIVE CONTROL – HIGHER PRODUCTIVITY
The multi-axis backgauge combined with LVD’s TOUCH-B control makes higher productivity possible. With the same core functionality of the full-featured TOUCH-B control, this user-friendly touch screen CNC control minimizes operator input and makes part programming easy and intuitive. With minimal input, the operator can create designs in 2D and simulate in 3D on the 15″ touch screen. Dimensions are simply keyed into the controller or the part program is recalled from storage. As a new feature for PPED machines, users can also work with standard and custom parametric programs to offer rapid programming. TOUCH-B works with the centralised database and is compatible with CADMAN-JOB and CADMAN-B.
PPED-5 and PPED-7 models with bending lengths from 3 metres and up are equipped as standard with a crowning system. Sheet thickness, bend length, die opening and material data are entered into the TOUCH-B control to determine the amount of crowning required to compensate for bed and ram deflection. LVD’s proprietary design creates a perfect ‘crown’ using accurately machined contact wedges that are moved against each other under servo control.
The PPED is a versatile and capable machine, able to address a broad range of bending requirements. The PPED is available in different models from 50 to 320 metric tons, bend lengths from 2000 to 4000 mm.
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.
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
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.
ALL THE COST DETAILS NEEDED
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.
INTEGRATED SHEET METAL CAD PACKAGE
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.