LNS North America, Inc.

4621 E Tech Drive
Cincinnati , OH 45245 US

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For CNC machine tool peripherals, it's LNS, then all the rest

LNS North America is a US based machine tool peripheral manufacturer and is a part of the LNS Group, a Swiss based company established in 1973.  Globally, our 1,000+ employees, 200+ customer service specialists in 9 facilities across 3 continents develop innovative technologies for major CNC machine tool builders with unmatched applications assistance, customer support and technical service worldwide. 

LNS invented the modern bar feeder with the introduction of the Hydrobar® that enabled faster spindle speeds, reduced vibrations and provided greater workplace safety. In the ensuing years, LNS not only acquired more bar feeder patents than any other company, it also expanded its machine tool peripheral portfolio to its current five product categories, each contributing to unmatched CNC machine tool performance.

In 1984, the LNS North America business unit was established in Cincinnati, Ohio.  For 35+ years, LNS has been the premier provider of CNC machine tool peripherals in the North American market with bar feeders, chip conveyors, high pressure coolant systems, mist collectors and steady rest systems in its product portfolio.  LNS North America has three locations in Cincinnati, Ohio (LNS America), Meadville, Pennsylvania (LNS ChipBLASTER), and Kings Mountain, North Carolina (LNS Turbo).

Peripherals, by definition, are an outer boundary. But at LNS, that boundary is where we put our focus. Because here’s the secret—with LNS peripherals on their side, our customers are able to turn their attention to what they do best:  making chips and making money.  That’s why we do what we do.

Five product categories and industry-best expertise means no company on earth can match the passion and vision we have for machine tool peripherals.

BARFEEDING SYSTEMS

With over 100,000 units installed worldwide, LNS bar feeders are universally recognized for their exceptional bar guiding technique Hydrobar®.

In the most varied applications, the LNS bar feeders ensure maximum productivity on all types of fixed or sliding headstock lathes. In addition LNS bar feeders offer record reliability and flexibility and the fastest diameter changeover in the world.

CHIP MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

The machining of parts by milling or turning requires an effective and continuous evacuation of chips to prevent production slowdown or stops and therefore increase machine uptime.

LNS offers a complete range of chip conveyors covering all material types and chip shapes. In addition based on the filtration requirements LNS chip conveyors can be equipped with up to 50 microns filtration systems.
 

COOLANT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Machine tool  productivity is a constant concern.  LNS offers a complete range of high pressure coolant systems and tramp oil removal systems that guarantee optimal lubrication allowing a considerable increase of machining speeds.  Additional benefits are improved surface finish of the parts,  increased lifespan of the cutting tools and the machine tool.
 

AIR FILTRATION SYSTEMS

Pollution created by metal cutting machine tools working with all kinds of coolant can be eliminated with LNS' mist collection series.
 

WORKHOLDING SYSTEMS

From precision chucks to automatic steady rest systems, that are custom engineered for specific applications to provide better stability, speed and product quality.

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Company Profile

LNS North America, Inc. is the marketing and manufacturing presence of Orvin, Switzerland based LNS Group.

As Seen In Modern Machine Shop

LNS America's Spray Cabin Isolates Contaminants While Cleaning Parts
IMTS Spark: The Fox SC2 330 spray cabin from LNS is designed to safely use compressed air to blow off parts prior to their next operation while keeping the air and shop surfaces clean.

LNS' ChipBlaster.

LNS' ChipBlaster Improves Chip Evacuation and Tool Life
EMO 2019: LNS America’s ChipBlaster line is comprised of high-pressure coolant systems, coolant chillers and cyclonic filtration systems. 

Unloading this soft brass part after machining is challenge

In Lights-Out Machining, Part Loading Is Not the Problem — Here is How This Shop Handles Unloading
Correct unloading of the parts affects part quality as well as the capacity of the unattended machining system. Here is more of the experience from our “168” shop.

bar-fed multitasking CNC lathes and bar-fed five-axis machining centers

Running Unattended at Night Lets Machine Shop Serve New Customers During Day
Precision Tool Technologies found capacity for diversification not by adding machines, people or space, but by freeing up time. Running unattended—running so it can machine through all 168 hours in the week—has enabled this shop to use hours when staff is present to deliver work that lands outside its established specialty. To achieve unattended machining, some of the biggest challenges have related to basic details such as chips and coolant.

machining cell with LNS Quick Load Servo 80 S2

Die Manufacturer Embraces IIoT to Move to Shorter-Run Production
As a punch and die supplier’s customers implemented leaner strategies, it needed to shift to shorter-run manufacturing. An ethernet communications system enabled machine CNCs to communicate with bar feeders to automatically switch part programs without operator intervention.

LNS America GT 112-E automatic magazine bar feeder

Magazine Bar Feeder Eases Unattended, Lights Out Production
IMTS 2018: LNS America’s GT 112-E automatic magazine bar feeder has been designed for applications like sliding headstock machines running unattended.

Smart MFG Experience main stage.

Using Data to Do Better in Manufacturing
Although the Smart Manufacturing Experience 2018 event in Boston may not have provided a simple, clear definition of “smart manufacturing,” it did provide a broad experience of what smart manufacturing can be like.

Cyclonic coolant filtration kit

Coolant Filtration Kit Applicable to Chip Conveyors
LNS America’s cyclonic coolant filtration kit is designed to extend coolant life and reduce disposal costs by removing fine chips from the fluid before returning it to the machine tool tank.

a Swiss-type's sliding headstock design

New to Swiss-Type Turning
What are some nuances to training a person to effectively operate a Swiss-type lathe? This shop offers some suggestions.

Machine Tool Peripherals Optimize CNC Performance & Productivity
The company will display its “One-Stop-Shop” approach to peripherals that enable machine tools to operate at peak performance by integrating a Quick Load Servo 80 S2 all-electric, short magazine bar feeder, a Turbo MH Series filtering chip conveyor, an oil mist collector, a steady rest work support system, and a Phasep waste oil removal system with a replica turning center.

Oil Mist Collection Improves Employee Health, Safety
Using Fox oil mist collectors from LNS America, Staub Machine was able to improve air quality and reduce downtime needed to complete maintenance tasks.

LNS America PowerStream VP

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.

Castle Metal’s facility

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.

Five-axis Integrex i-200S from Mazak Corp.

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.

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.

Nilpeter’s Okuma LT 300-MY turning center

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.

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).

Versatile Chip Conveyor
LNS Group offers the chip conveyor Turbo MH500 as well as a high-pressure coolant system, the PowerStream SA.

eurotech lathe lns barfeeder

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.

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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.

bar-fed, Swiss-type CNC lathes

It Begins With Belief
This shop’s approach to unattended machining focuses on the big picture. 

Product Categories of LNS North America, Inc.

All Other Workpiece Handling, Loading & Feeding Equipment not specified
Bar Feed Mechanisms
Chamfering Tools
Chip & Sludge Dragouts
Chip Conveyors
Chucks, Collet Type (for Workholding)
Chucks, Self-Contained
Coolant Delivery Systems
Coolant Reclamation Equipment
Dust Collectors & Air Filtration
Steady Rests
Workholding, Custom

Trade Names

Alpha
Blaze Air
Chipblaster
Eco Load
Hydrobar Express
Hydrobar Sprint
L N S
LNS America, Inc.
LNS Fox
LNS North America
Microfine
MicroScraper
Phasep
PowerStream BF
Quick Load Servo
Quick Six
Standard Hydrobar THB
Super Hydrobar HYS-HS
Tryton
Turbo