LMC Workholding

Phone: 574-735-0225
Fax: 574-722-6559

Please visit: LMC Workholding

Mailing Address:
1200 W Linden Ave.
Logansport, IN 46947 US

A Special Message from LMC Workholding

100 Years of Manufacturing Excellence

Since 1916 LMC has been the name to know in workholding. Some others have faltered. But we’re just getting started. Growing. Re-shaping. Re-thinking. Re-investing in engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Listening and learning. Creating international partnerships. Seeking out the best in workholding worldwide and bringing you the right solutions to your workholding problems.

LMC’s workholding product line includes high quality chucks and cylinders along with special workholding devices, including aluminum wheel manufacturing equipment, high volume machining power chucks and fixtures, standard and special hydraulic steady rests, special application and large cast type manual steady rests.  LMC also offers a line of patented face drivers and centers.

For complete systems from the spindle up, LMC's engineering is experienced enough to get it right and nimble enough for your unique application challenges. And our support is there from beginning to end — from your inquiry through post-installation support. You can count on LMC to meet your needs with worldwide customer support.

LMC Workholding is your source for worldwide service and installation. Service anywhere, anytime. Installation assistance or turn-key installation services. Only from LMC - the name to know in workholding since 1916.

Company Profile

LMC Workholding celebrates 100 years of engineering and manufacturing in Logansport, Indiana in 2016, having provided quality products, services and solutions to the workholding industry for a century.  LMC Workholding is the present entity of the Logansport Machine Company which from 1916 to the present has built a reputation for engineering and manufacturing of power chucks, cylinders and special workholding products .

Though its headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in the Midwest, LMC offers international workholding and machine tool accessory solutions with global partnerships with Chandox in Taiwan, Richter in Germany, Tecnologie FRB in Italy, Atling in Sweden, NUMTEC and MAKRA, two divisions of Alpine Metal Tech GmbH, as well as offices and service centers in China.  The company’s latest partnership was in 2016 with Rotomors of Torino, Italy.

LMC makes all types of workholding with a heavy emphasis currently on Rotational Workholding and Aluminum Wheel Manufacturing Systems.  LMC’s products include standard and special chucks and cylinders up to 7 meters in diameter, manual and hydraulic steady rest systems and integration, face drivers, centers and many other types of standard and super precision chucks, cylinders and fixtures. 

Product Categories of LMC Workholding

  • Actuators, Hydraulic & Pneumatic
  • Arbors, Expandable Workholding
  • Centers, Live & Other
  • Chuck Jaws & Collets
  • Chucks, Collet Type (for Workholding)
  • Chucks, Diaphragm
  • Chucks, Gear
  • Chucks, Index
  • Chucks, Jaw Type
  • Chucks, Magnetic
  • Chucks, Power
  • Chucks, Precision
  • Chucks, Self-Contained
  • Chucks, Special
  • Chucks, Vacuum
  • Clamps & Fixturing Devices
  • Collets for Workholding
  • Collets, Solid and Master
  • Fixturing Systems
  • Hydraulic & Pneumatic Equipment
  • Indexers & Rotary Tables
  • Mandrels
  • Retrofitting, Rebuilding, Remanufacturing Services
  • Robot Tooling/Grippers
  • Steady Rests
  • Workholding, Custom

Trade Names

  • Atling
  • Chandox
  • FRB
  • LMC Workholding
  • Logansport Machine Co. Inc.
  • Logansport Matsumoto
  • Richter
  • Rotomors

Deep Links

Precision Chucks

LMC and Chandox have exclusively partnered to provide unparalleled global support and manufacturing for each other’s products. Chandox of Taiwan offers chucks, cylinders, parts and accessories worldwide, including several series of high speed, power, scroll, super thin, steel body, precision and rotary chucks. Hydraulic and rotary cylinders are also available and a range of parts and accessories are provided. Chandox is already a standard product for many of today’s leading machine builders. Chandox OP chucks are direct replacements for Kitagawa chucks. LMC is also a supplier of OEM workholding for Haas lathes.

LMC/Atling steady rests support the workpiece where you need it most.

LMC/Atling steady rests are self-centering and are available in a wide range of sizes to meet your precise needs. Standard models offer gripping diameters from .118" (3 mm) to 12.2" (310 mm). Special application models and gripping diameters of up to 24.803" (630 mm) and larger are available. LMC has worldwide sales and service for all your workholding needs.

Richter Manual Steady Rests

LMC Workholding/Richter manual steady rests are manufactured to the requirements of your application. Standard 1-1-1 units 3.47” to 7.87”and capacity up to 2 tons. Custom units to over 118” and 50 ton capacity available. From small standard, ring style and special steady rests to large, complex units, we will work with you to solve your workholding problems.

FRB Face Drivers and Centers

FRB face drivers feature a patented mechanical compensating system, which is highly adjustable and reliable in the most difficult conditions.  Work positioning is maintained with optimal repeatability.  The use of centers with slots also allows turning of pipe, or workpieces with holes in the end.  The patented live centers offer the exclusive axial load distribution and allows for higher feed rates and deeper cuts.  A very high live center thrust can also be applied to the process with this patented center.

Machining Center Chucks and Cylinders

LMC is your source for stationary manual and power, hydraulic and pneumatic chucks in every configuration for mounting to a tombstone or directly to a machining center table. Round or square chucks. Super thin low profile. Wrench or hand wheel operation. With sizes from 6" to 12". We have standard and custom solutions available to meet your need.

Rotomors Self-Centering Chucks

Rotomors, of Turin, Italy, is the newest global partner of LMC Workholding. Rotomors specializes in the design and manufacture of special self-centering chucks for lathes and pallet changing systems. They are capable of producing very large chucks - up to 23 feet in diameter.

As seen in MMS

LMC Workholding Partners with Alpine Metal Tech
The workholding equipment supplier has formed partnerships with two divisions of Alpine Metal Tech.

Chucks Hold Workpieces for Gaging, Metrology
Chandox SE series chucks from LMC Workholding are suited for holding workpieces in gaging and metrology applications.

Steady Rests Designed for Longer Life
New features of the Atling AX series from LMC Workholding are designed to extend the life of the self-centering steady rests and their parts.

Aerospace Shop Purchases World’s Largest Face Driver
LMC Workholding (Logansport, Indiana) recently installed the world’s largest Neidlein face driver at TST Inc. in Ontario, California. The specialty FSB 85 face driver, which weighs more than 20,000 pounds and measures 40 inches in diameter and 10 inches long, will be used to machine bar stock into billets for aerospace and defense applications.

Face Driver Cuts Large-Sized Workpieces
The Neidlein FSB 75 face driver from LMC Workholding is used to efficiently cut large-sized workpieces. The face driver is able to make heavy cuts on large barstock and forged workpieces up to 12 ft. long, 28″ in diameter and weighing as much as 13,000 lbs.

Hydraulic Steady Rest Eases Centering Concerns

Live Centers Suited For Workholding Devices

Face Driver Features Fixed Center

Face Drivers Cut Change-Over Time
In various applications, mechanical face drivers provide the flexibility to lower cycle times. Capable of being used to turn both small and large parts, they permit heavy and interrupted cuts.

A New Face To Parts Chucking
Mechanical face drivers offer an alternative to other types of traditional chucking methods. Using mechanical face drivers for turning applications often provides increased flexibility and lower cycle times. Face drivers turn both very small and very large workpieces, and they also allow interrupted and heavy cuts. The major benefit of a face driver is that it allows the workpiece to be completely turned from one end to the other in one operation.

Web Site Features An Array Of Workholding Products

Gear Hobbing Can Be More Productive

Drive Pins For Hard Turning

Face Driver Improves Manufacturing Process Without Raising Price
Logansport Matsumoto Co., (LMC) in Logansport, Indiana, manufactures and repairs hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders, international-style high speed chucks, Neidlein face drivers and rotary tables for the machine tool industry.