LNS America, Inc.
LNS America, Inc.
4621 E Tech Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45245 US
LNS is THE SOURCE
LNS is THE SOURCE
Only LNS brings all of these productivity tools, experienced applications assistance and global support and service together in one place.
We’re THE SOURCE for:
Plus more than 35 years of technology leadership, experienced applications and technical support, and over 700 employees worldwide who stand behind every LNS product.
LNS America, Inc. is the North American marketing and manufacturing presence of Orvin, Switzerland based LNS Group. Our goal is to help customers improve productivity and profitability. We do this by continuously developing and refining innovative manufacturing equipment that operates flawlessly while enhancing a machine tool’s ability to operate at peak efficiency. We work closely with all leading OEMs and their distribution teams to meet new challenges with unique solutions. Equally important, we support our products with applications expertise, technical service and ongoing support worldwide.
PowerStream VP High-Pressure Coolant System
PowerStream VP from LNS America is a high-pressure coolant system that enables users to program variable pressure outlets to deliver up to 2,000 psi of filtered coolant.
Moving in with a Customer
Shop owner Chris Nachtmann has established a close relationship with one of his biggest customers. In fact, he moved his operation inside that customer’s facility a couple years ago. Now, he’s making greater strides to invest in and grow his business.
Making the Move to Multitasking
Implementing a done-in-one approach to production has to be managed carefully. This shop seems to have made all the right moves in what has turned out to be a truly transformative experience.
Be More Productive With One Stop
Attendees can visit Booth S-8586 for a “one-stop-shopping” experience in finding peripherals to optimize the productivity of new or existing machine tools.
Bar Feeders for Common Applications
LNS has added three bar feeders to its Alpha series: the Alpha SL65 S, ST320 S2 and ST212 S2. These products will be on display at IMTS 2012.
LNS Expands in Asia
The LNS Group (Orvin, Switzerland), a manufacturer of coolant and conveyor systems, has acquired Yoshida Tekko KK, a manufacturer of chip conveyors, coolant systems and filtration systems in Nomi City, Japan.
An Unexpected Payoff
An Ethernet communications system purchased to improve productivity on one part family ended up having a broader impact on this printing press manufacturer’s business.
Making Lean Connections
When Nilpeter embarked on a lean initiative 14 months ago, no one at the printing press manufacturer had any inkling that they had already taken an important first step.
Bar Feeder Offers Increased Flexibility
The latest, redesigned version of the Express 332 bar feeder combines elements of the Sprint and Express series to offer improved rigidity and flexibility, the company says.
Automatic Magazine Bar Feeder Loads Short Bars
The Quick Load Servo 80 S2 automatic magazine loader accommodates bar lengths ranging from 14" to 63" (not to exceed the spindle length) and diameters ranging from 1/4" to 3 1/8" (6 to 80 mm).
LNS Acquires Air Filtration System Manufacturer
LNS Group (Orvin, Switzerland), a manufacturer of bar feeders and other machine peripherals, has purchased Fox IFS.
Workholding, Workhandling and More
The company offers bar feeders, chip conveyors, coolant management systems, automatic workholding devices and oil mist collectors.
Versatile Chip Conveyor
LNS Group offers the chip conveyor Turbo MH500 as well as a high-pressure coolant system, the PowerStream SA.
The company offers many workhandling solutions, including the Hydrobar Sprint 542 automatic barfeed that feeds 12-ft. round, hexagonal or square barstock with diameters from 0.197” to 1.65” (5 mm to 42 mm) in a variety of applications for fixed or sliding headstock turning machines.
Bar Feeders Adjust To User Specifications
According to manufacturer LNS, its Sprint 542 bar feeder can be adjusted to specific user needs to ensure that a nightshift runs without a production stop. Features include a human-machine interface (HMI) with a touchscreen that makes it easy to supervise the machine, troubleshoot and enter values quickly, the company says.
Chasco Turns On Success By Turning Out The Lights
Jeff Roth, president of Chasco Machine, knew he needed reliable equipment to successfully implement unattended operation. Bar feeders and a chip conveyor from LNS helped the shop make the most of its move to lights-out manufacturing.
Bar Feeders with Synchronization
The Alpha ST 212 and ST 320 bar feeders provide reliability, stability and ease of operation, the manufacturer says. Model ST 320 feeds round barstock from 0. 12" to 0.
Lathe and Feeder Talk Via Ethernet Interface
Research into the connectivity and communication between machine tools and equipment like bar feeders, part unloaders, pallet systems and even high-pressure coolant systems is yielding useful ability on the shop floor. In this case, LNS uses Internet technology in its S65 bar feeder to communicate with a PC-based Fanuc CNC running a Mori-Seiki NZ2000 lathe.
It Begins With Belief
This shop’s approach to unattended machining focuses on the big picture.
Machining Centers Create Special Chip Conveying Requirements
The capability of cells of machining centers to perform a variety of functions in one location can boost productivity. As a component of lean manufacturing, these flexible systems may reduce the number of times parts are touched during a series of machining processes. However, the overall efficiency of these cells can suffer because of inefficient chip conveyance and coolant management systems.
A Study Of The Steady Rest
When the length and stiffness of a workpiece make it difficult to machine without distorting or deflecting the part, many manufacturers turn to the steady rest as a workpiece support device. This is especially true for long axles, shafts and similar parts used in automotive or heavy equipment applications, and in oil drilling components. The most common application is to support a workpiece during turning or milling and, increasingly, during secondary operations such as ID drilling, boring and producing end face bolthole patterns.
Automatic Bar Feeds Enable Unattended Operation
Remaining economically viable is a typical concern of all businesses. This is especially true for A-Line Tech (Binghamton, New York), a diversified automotive industry supplier that was concerned about losing a major contract for proprietary fastener components to competitors.
Choosing The Right Bar Feeder
Take a look at some of the options, and find out how some shops make their decisions.
Turning It Out
This northern Ohio job shop is very good at making parts on Swiss-type machines. It's evolved the business from manual engine lathes to lights-out manufacturing. Success didn't come easily, but it has indeed come to this shop.