LMW has announced the inauguration of its new branch office in Ambattur, Chennai, aiming to strengthen its connection with customers and enhance its presence in the region. The company has established a pan-India network of sales and service centers, catering to the needs of almost every industrial hub in India. It also conducted an exclusive roadshow at Ambattur Industrial Estate Manufacturers’ Association (AIEMA), Ambattur, Chennai, on 24th & 25th November during which it displayed cutting-edge machines, including S Turn I – Horizontal Turning Center, JD 1 – Drill Tap Center, and J1 – Vertical Machining Center.
S Turn I – Horizontal Turning Center
The Next Generation Turning Center, known as S Turn I, comes with an 8-inch chuck, a maximum diameter of 320 mm, and a maximum length of 300 mm. It is said to have an 8-station hydraulic turret, a spindle speed of 4500 rpm, and spindle power of 5.5/7.5 kW. This makes the machine suitable for a wide range of applications, from high-volume production runs to precision machining. The S Turn I is considered an excellent choice for high-quality, reliable turning capabilities, suitable for industries such as automobile, fittings, pumps & valves, general engineering, etc.
JD 1 – Drill Tap Center
The JD1 has stroke capabilities of 500 mm on the X-axis, 400 mm on the Y-axis, and 320 mm on the Z-axis. It is mentioned to boast a spacious pallet size of 650 mm X 400 mm, allowing for efficient handling of materials. The machine is designed to deliver superior performance and precision. The high-speed drill tap center features a rigid structure, providing a wider working area for greater flexibility and precision.
With a direct drive BBT 30 high-speed spindle up to 24,000 rpm, the machine can deliver unparalleled performance and accuracy. Reportedly, 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 is said to ensure exceptional precision and efficiency in the production of high-quality components for the automobile, electric vehicle, die & mould, and electronic segments.
J1 – Vertical Machining Center
The J Series machines have a high demand in the market for their exceptional reliability, performance, and precision. These machines are said to have a wide working area and boast spindle power ranging from 7.5 to 22 kW, with a direct drive spindle speed of up to 12,000 rpm. The machines feature a direct drive BT 40 & BT 50 spindle as well as the option of BBT 40 & BBT 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 are said to feature precision linear guideways on the X, Y, and Z axes, ensuring accuracy and stability during operation. The Rotary Automatic Pallet Changer (RAPC) is available in selected models of J Series as an optional feature.
The J Series machines can be easily configured to handle different materials like steel, aluminum, brass, die steel, inconel & titanium. These machines are said to be highly versatile, catering to major industries like automobile, die & mould, pumps & valves, forging, and general engineering.
Lakshmi Machine Works
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 the Indian textile industry with the latest spinning technologies. Today, 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 added an Advanced Technology Center to manufacture components for the Aerospace industry.
Machine Tools Division (MTD)
In order to diversify operations, LMW established the Machine Tool Division, which is said to be the first-of-its-kind plant in India that manufactures CNC turning centers, machining centers. In addition to several technology partnerships to upgrade its offerings, LMW Machine Tool Division has developed its indigenous research capabilities with focus and dedication.
In the hugely segmented Indian market for CNC machines, where many established and emerging companies vie for a market share, LMW occupies a special place in the country because of its quality, reliability, easiest-to-use machines range, best value for money, and responsive customer support.
Today, LMW MTD offers about 55 models and about 88 variants of CNC machines catering to various segments. In addition, the company undertakes automation and turnkey solutions and provides specialized installation of robotic automation and gantry automation configurations to suit the special needs of diverse manufacturing installations.