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LVD Brings Smart Factory To Life At EuroBLECH 

By Anvita Pillai, @Anvitap21,

Added 05 September 2022

LVD puts the focus on smart manufacturing showcasing interconnected sheet metal fabrication processes at EuroBLECH, Hall 12 – Stand F104 with the theme of ‘Shaping Flows’.

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LVD puts the focus on smart manufacturing showcasing interconnected sheet metal fabrication processes at EuroBLECH, Hall 12 – Stand F104 with the theme of ‘Shaping Flows’. On display will be a Smart Factory cell as well as the latest laser cutting, bending, combination equipment, software and automation, demonstrating flexible solutions to enable a smarter production environment.  

 The cost-effective smart cell brings to life a smart factory driven by cost-efficient machinery comprised of the LVD YSD LaserONE laser cutting machine, a basic, no-frills fibre laser, LVD Dyna-Cell robotic bending cell for small- to medium-sized parts and CADMAN software.  

Dyna-Cell is bending automation at a fraction of the cost of traditional robotic bending systems. Designed to keep the cost per part low, Dyna-Cell is priced less than the cost of two stand-alone press brakes. It is easily programmed, fully offline, in 20 minutes or less with 10 minutes of program preparation, 10 minutes of tool set-up and first part production. 

Addressing the market need for an ultra-practical fibre laser cutting machine, LaserONE is designed, manufactured, sold and serviced by LVD. LaserONE cuts a variety of materials and thicknesses have low operating and maintenance costs and provides a quick return on investment.

The cost-effective smart cell showcases the essentials of smart sheet metalworking – connecting the technology of a fibre laser with an easy-to-justify bending cell and a few basic software modules to increase output and shorten cycle time without a heavy financial investment.

The high-power 20 kW Phoenix FL-3015 processes a range of materials in thicknesses up to 40 mm. The 20-kW machine cuts up to 2.5 times faster than a 10-kW fibre laser. It pierces and cuts thick materials at rates faster than most plasma cutting systems.

The Ulti-Form robotic bending system handles small batch and long production runs with equal efficiency, delivering high productivity and consistent bending accuracy. Ulti-Form offers a fast ‘art to part’ process. CADMAN-B software automatically calculates the optimal bend program and imports bending data to the robot software CADMAN-SIM – no robot teaching is required. SIM automatically calculates gripper positions, generating the fastest collision-free path for the robot, and relays the information back to B, enabling the operator to work with a single program. 

The Strippit Punch-Laser combines the punching and forming advantages of the Strippit V Series punch press with the speed and versatility of fibre laser cutting to complete multiple processes on a single machine, answering the need for flexible manufacturing. 

The new Dyna-Press 60/20 electric drive press brake offers 60 tons of pressing force and 2 meters of bending length for the most capacity of any Dyna-Press machine. 

 LVD continues to drive a smarter factory with its integration philosophy and a complete suite of CADMAN® software products all designed to shape process flow: CADMAN-JOB (Manufacturing Execution System), CADMAN-SDI (Smart Drawing Importer), CADMAN-B (bending), CADMAN-P (punching) and CADMAN-L (laser cutting).

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