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LMW's Machine Tool Division: Innovating CNC Solutions for Diverse Industries

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Added 29 June 2023

Latest machines and solutions have been showcased at ACMEE 2023 show held at Chennai from 15th to 19th June. The exhibited lineup comprised a range of cutting-edge machines that truly epitomise innovation and technological excellence.

The engineering conglomerate, Lakshmi Machine Works Limited started its value driven machine tool division in 1988 to produce India's finest range of CNC Machines. The journey of LMW was established in 1962 to provide Indian textile industry with the latest spinning technologies. LMW is a leading textile machine manufacturer in India and one among the top three in the world to produce the entire range of textile spinning machinery. LMW's foundry makes precision castings for industries worldwide. In 2010, the company has added an Advanced Technology Center to manufacture components for the Aerospace industry.

The machine tool division has the total own capability to design and manufacture world class CNC turning, milling and turnmill centers. The high precision mother machines coupled with skilled people produce high quality products. With investments in manufacturing facilities, which bring technological competence that address the global market the R&D team possesses an understanding of customer demands and excels in developing cutting-edge CNC machines that precisely address those requirements. They are offering about 55 models and about 88 variants, and ensuring that our cutting edge CNC machines precisely cater to the specific requirements of our valued customers.

LMW claims to focus on major demanding factors in the market 1) Accuracy & long lasting repeatability 2) Reliability 3) Reduction in cycle time 4) Low cost per component 5) High productivity.

Latest machines and solutions have been showcased at ACMEE 2023 show held at Chennai from 15th to 19th June. The exhibited lineup comprised a range of cutting-edge machines that truly epitomise innovation and technological excellence.

S turn I, The next generation turning centre:

This machine comes with maximum diameter of 320 mm and maximum length of 400 mm. It has 8 station hydraulic turret, allowing for efficient and precise tool changes during operations. Additionally, the spindle speed of 4500 rpm and spindle power of 5.5/7.5 kW allow for fast and powerful cutting operations. Making it suitable for a wide range of applications, from high volume production runs to precision machining of complex parts. The improved axis rigidity ensures the positional accuracy and repeatability. The enhanced structure for chip evacuation also contributes to the machine's high level of performance by effectively removing chips. This machine is an excellent choice for high quality, reliable turning capabilities. The machine is suitable for Automobile, Fittings, Pumps and Valves, General Engineering, etc.

Gigaturn I, An optimal large dia turning centre:

This state-of-the art machine equipped with distinctive features to enhance the turning operations. With a maximum turning diameter of 510 mm and a turning length of 590 mm, this machine can handle a variety of turning operations with ease. The machine is equipped with A2-11 spindle and 18 inch chuck, making it ideal for working with large workpieces. With spindle power ranges from 15 kW to 30 kW, this machine can handle even the toughest of materials and produce high quality finished products.

12-station hydraulic turret provides stable cutting, ensuring efficient and precise results. This machine also boasts roller LM guide ways on all axes, delivering exceptional accuracy. Gigaturn offer enhanced chip disposal capacity in addition to the powerful cutting capacity.

JD 1, High Speed Drill Tap Centre:

JD1 has a stroke capabilities of 500 mm on the X-axis, 400 mm on the Y-axis and 320 mm on the Z-axis. It also boasts a spacious pallet size of 650 mm X 400 mm, allowing for efficient handling of the materials, this machine is designed to deliver superior performance and precision. The high speed drill tap center features a rigid structure that provides a wider working area, allowing for greater flexibility and precision.

With a direct drive BBT 30 high speed spindle upto 24,000 rpm, this machine is capable of delivering unparalleled performance and accuracy. The high speed pocket tilting automatic tool changer ensures smooth and seamless tool changes, while the high rapid transverse rates of 48 m/min enable efficient and speedy movements of the machine.

Its advanced design ensures exceptional precision and efficiency in the production of high-quality components for Automobile, Electric Vehicle, Die and Mould and Electronic segments.

J6, Vertical Machining Centre:

J Series machines have high demand in the market for its exceptional reliability, performance and precision. These machines has wide working area and boasts spindle power ranging from 7.5 to 22 kW, with direct drive spindle speeds of upto 12,000 rpm. The machines features a direct drive BT 40 spindle as well as the option of a BT 50 spindle.

In addition, the J series machines are equipped with a 24 tool ARM type automatic tool changer (ATC) that facilitates rapid and efficient tool changes, taking less than 2 seconds. The machines feature precision linear guide ways on the X, Y and Z axes, ensuring accuracy and stability during operation. Rotary Automatic Pallet Changer (RAPC) is available in the selected models of J Series as an optional feature.

J Series machines can be easily configured to handle different materials like steel, aluminum, brass, die steel, inconel and titanium. These machines are highly versatile and caters to major industries like Automobile, Die and Mould, Pumps and Valves, Forging and General Engineering.

The company has established a pan India network of sales and services that cater to every industrial city in India. Machine tool division provides integrated solutions for various industrial needs in Automobile, Aerospace, Die and Mould, Defence, Pumps and Valves, Railways, Medical Equipment, Forging, General Engineering, etc. LMW also provides automation solutions such as auto loaders, Gantry systems, and Robots that are tailored to meet the customer requirements.

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