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LVD/Strippit – ToolCell

Friday, April 12th, 2013

ToolCell is a press brake with an integrated automated tool changing system. Storage of a library of top and bottom tooling is housed within a “tooling stadium” located behind the machine’s backgauge unit. An innovative gripper design built into the machine’s backgauge finger allows the backgauge to serve as the tool changer mechanism.

The ToolCell automatically changes the top and bottom tooling as required for the job. Tools are all held within the machine, significantly minimizing tool changeover time and improving bending productivity.

ToolCell features LVD’s patented Easy-Form® Laser in process angle monitoring and
correction technology ensuring first part, good part accuracy. LVD’s latest generation 19” touch screen control, Touch-B, features intuitive graphical icons used to control all parameters of the machine for fast and efficient operation

Capture LVD/Strippit    ToolCell

KEY ADVANTAGES
• Maximizes productivity – Using ToolCell optimizes throughput by reducing unproductive time
• Precise set-up for every job – No fine adjustment of tool stations for bending
• All tools held within the machine – No searching for the tools you need
• Large library of tools – 2 complete lengths of self-seating top tooling (punches) and
5 complete lengths of bottom tooling (Vee dies) held within the machine
• Flexible tooling configuration – tools within the ‘Tool Stadium’ can be configured to
suit specific application requirements
• Automated tool loading and unloading – while your operator is preparing the next job
• Intuitive LVD Touch-B 19” touch screen control system – for fast and efficient operation
• Easy-Form® Laser – patented in process angle monitoring and correction system
Specifications are subject to change without prior notice.

LVD/Strippit – Tool Cell

Friday, April 12th, 2013


MORE CAPACITY FOR AUTOMATIC TOOL CHANGING

LVD’s unique ToolCell press brake system with integrated tool changer unit now features more capacity with a new 220-ton 4-meter model. The automated tool changing system significantly reduces press brake set up time to improve bending throughput.

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ToolCell’s integrated tool storage system features a library of top and bottom tooling housed within a “tooling stadium” located under the machine’s backgauge. An innovative gripper design built into the machine’s backgauge finger allows the backgauge to serve as the tool changer mechanism.

As the operator prepares for the next job, the press brake automatically changes the top and bottom tooling as needed. Tools are held within the machine so changeover time is minimized. All tool stations are precisely positioned by the gripper mechanism, eliminating the need for manual adjustments.

LVD’s patented Easy-Form® Laser in process angle monitoring and correction technology ensures first part, good part bending accuracy. A large touch-screen display makes operation easy and intuitive.

With ToolCell, the universal quest to reduce press brake set up time is realized. Learn how this unique press brake automation system can help make your bending operation significantly more productive.

LVD STRIPPIT INTRODUCES AUTO TOOL CHANGING PRESS BRAKE

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

ToolCell LVDST 490x392 LVD STRIPPIT INTRODUCES AUTO TOOL CHANGING PRESS BRAKE

Akron, NY – LVD Strippit introduces the ToolCell press brake system with integrated tool changer unit. ToolCell’s automated tool changing system reduces press brake set up time, maximizing throughput and efficiency for small to medium batch production.

ToolCell addresses the trend toward reduced batch sizes and shortened lead times, as well as the need to increase throughput to allow for reduced stock levels and the manufacture of the exact quantity just in time for the production line. ToolCell also reduces labor cost by eliminating the necessity for skilled labor experienced in tool set-up procedures.

INNOVATIVE TOOL CHANGER 
ToolCell is a hydraulic press brake with integrated storage of a library of top and bottom tooling housed within a “tooling stadium” located under the machine’s backgauge. An innovative gripper design built into the machine’s backgauge finger allows the backgauge to serve as the tool changer mechanism.

As the operator prepares for the next job, selecting the worksheet or moving blank parts to the machine, the press brake automatically changes the top and bottom tooling as required for the job. Tools are all held within the machine, significantly minimizing tool changeover time.

PRECISION SET UPS 
All tool stations are precisely positioned by the gripper mechanism. Adjustment of tooling stations typically experienced when manually setting tools is eliminated, therefore optimizing overall bending performance.

ADVANCED PRESS BRAKE 
ToolCell is a robust, precision press brake equipped with state-of-the-art hydraulics and electronics offered in multi-axis configurations. The press brake is built on a rigid frame design to ensure accuracy.

This press brake system features the patented Easy-Form® Laser in process angle monitoring and correction technology ensuring consistency from the first to the last part.. Easy-Form Laser uses measurement at the front and back of the die to determine the exact value of the angle of the workpiece. The sensing devices transmit information in real time to the CNC control unit, which processes it and subsequently recalculates the correct depth adjustment in process to obtain the correct angle. The bending process is not interrupted, and no production time is lost.

ToolCell is equipped with LVD Strippit’s latest generation 19” touch screen control, Touch-B. Touch-B features intuitive graphical icons used to control all parameters of the machine, ensuring fast and efficient operation. ToolCell can also be simply programmed offline using LVD Strippit’s CADMAN®-B Tool Changer module.

ToolCell is initially in a 150 ton by 10 foot configuration with additional models of 190 or 240 ton bending force and 10 foot or 13 foot bend length configurations to follow. The system features capacity to hold up to two complete lengths of self-seating top tooling (punches) and five complete lengths of bottom tooling (Vee dies). The tooling stadium can be equipped with a flexible tooling configuration to suit specific application requirements.

ABOUT LVD
The LVD Group is a leading manufacturer of a comprehensive range of sheet metal/plate working machine tools and software solutions, including laser cutting systems, punch presses, press brakes, guillotine shears and mid-level automation systems, integrated and supported by its CADMAN® PC based Windows® compatible software.

LVD offers its new Bend app for smartphones and tablet devices

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

lvd%20bend%20app 450px LVD offers its new Bend app for smartphones and tablet devices

LVD offers its new Bend app for smartphones and tablet devices providing quick access to helpful bending calculations and tooling information to assist in press brake setup and part production.

The app puts key bending calculations at your fingertips, including bending force estimation and bend allowance and the ability to select key variables such as vee opening, minimum flange length and internal bend radius in metric mode settings with inch mode to follow.

Available content also includes LVD latest product news and updates.

The LVD Bend app is offered as a free download from iTunes® and the Google Play Store.

Download the Bend app now!

” IN STOCK ” LVD/Strippit PPS Press Brakes

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

 

AVAILABLE   FOR SHIPMENT  TODAY

PPS ( 150 ton – 10 foot)   Y1, Y2, X, R, V-manual

PPS ( 180 ton – 13 foot) Y1, Y2, X, R, V-manual

PPS ( 220 ton – 13 foot) Y1, Y2, X, R, V-manual

Best control in the industry, easier to use than the Amada “NC9EX”  

   OPERATORS LOVE THIS CONTROL !!!!!

If you are considering a used press brake consider the PPS Press Brake. The PPS just makes dollars and sense!

Your company can improve profits with a new LVD/Strippit press brake

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PPS  TOUCH SCREEN

    • Easy to use Touch Screen control (on 4-axis version)
    • Simple and fast to learn: new operators can learn to use the machine within 10 minutes
    • Robust hydraulic system with automatic tilt control
    • Powered X-axis with manual R-axis (powered R-axis included on 150 ton machines and less!)
    • Crowning on 3 and 4 metre machines
  • LVD classic and Euro style tooling options available

LVD COMPANY CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF SHEET METALWORKING INNOVATION

Friday, July 13th, 2012

 

 

LVD 60 490x392 LVD COMPANY CELEBRATES 60 YEARS OF SHEET METALWORKING INNOVATION

 

Gullegem, Belgium – LVD Company nv marks its 60th anniversary as an innovator in the design and manufacture of sheet metalworking equipment for fabrication.

The company began producing hydraulic presses in 1952 and today is a leading manufacturer of punching, laser cutting and forming/bending machinery. LVD maintains production units, sales and customer service operations in more than 45 countries. In addition to its headquarters in Gullegem, Belgium, the company operates production facilities in France, Central Europe, Asia and the United States. LVD also maintains technical centers located in Belgium, the U.S., the UK, China, Thailand, Korea, Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates. Its products serve a diversity of industries such as subcontract/job shop, fabricated metal products, transportation, construction, agricultural, and electrical and electronic equipment.

“A skilled and dedicated workforce combined with a strong, long-term vision for growth centered on advancing sheet metal technology to serve our global base of customers is reason for our longevity,” states LVD company Chairman, Jean-Pierre Lefebvre.

The 60th anniversary celebration will be centered on the theme: Passion, Innovation, Solutions. A detailed history timeline can be viewed at lvdgroup.com.

ABOUT LVD

The LVD Group is a leading manufacturer of a comprehensive range of sheet metal/plate working machine tools and software solutions, including laser cutting systems, punch presses, press brakes, guillotine shears and mid-level automation systems, integrated and supported by its CADMAN® PC based Windows® compatible software.

LVD/Strippit Open House

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

news top1 LVD/Strippit Open House

 

This is a reminder that the next LVD Strippit Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, July 24, in Akron, New York.  Please keep in mind that this is the last scheduled open house until September.

   The following equipment will be on display in the demo center:

Axel Linear 3015 S 4kW

Orion 3015 Plus 4kW with Load/Unload

PPS 80/20

PPEB 135/30 EFL

CS 06/31

Strippit P-1212

Strippit M-1212

VX-1225 with Compact Tower

PPEC PRECISION HYDRAULIC MID-RANGE PRESS BRAKES from LVD/Strippit

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

 

If you have a great control, you have a great press brake.

The PPEC control is one of the premier controls in the sheet metal industry!!!

 

PPEC CONTROL 2 PPEC  PRECISION HYDRAULIC MID RANGE PRESS BRAKES from LVD/Strippit

Meeting the demands of a constantly changing marketplace requires flexibility, reliability and the use of advanced production techniques that ensure end-product quality.

PPEC press brakes are a mid-range bending solution offering a balanced mix of performance and value.

This simple to use machine is available in sizes from 80 to 640 tons and bend lengths from 2000 (78”) to 6100 mm (240”). PPEC press brakes are offered in four models: The PPEC-4 provides a 4-axis configuration. The PPEC-5 is a 5-axis design equipped with a CNC controlled crowning table. PPEC-6 and PPEC-7 models feature motorized Z1 and Z2 backgauge movement.

PPEC press brakes are equipped with LVD’s CADMAN® Lite control. Based on the same easy-to-use platform as the full-featured CADMAN® Touch control, CADMAN Lite offers a number of the same key features, including 2D graphic programming with automatic collision detection, direct angle or Quick Bend programming, and connection with LVD’s CADMAN-B offline programming software.
All machines are designed and built utilizing a rigid welded one-piece frame design, machined without repositioning and stress relieved by vibration, guaranteeing machine precision. Hydraulic cylinders are machined from a solid steel billet. Pistons are steel forgings, precision ground and micropolished for years of trouble-free service.

Microprocessor technology linked to servo-controlled state-of-the-art hydraulics and electronics to ensure perfect control of the bending process and optimum precision. Double bed referenced encoders are connected to the bed in such a way that deformation of the side frames during bending does not influence the positioning accuracy of 0,01 mm of the upper beam (Y1-Y2).

With LVD press brakes, you obtain an optimal bending process and excellent bending results — from the first piece.

Models available:-

PPEC-4 – 4-axis – 80/20 – 80 ton by 2 metre (78.4″) up to 640 tons by 6.1 metre (240″)
PPEC-5 – 5-axis – 80/20 – 80 ton by 2 metre (78.4″) up to 640 tons by 6.1 metre (240″)
PPEC-6 – 6-axis – 80/20 – 80 ton by 2 metre  and 80/25 – 80 ton by 2.5 metre (98″)
PPEC-7 – 7-axis – 80/20 – 80 ton by 2 metre (78.4″) up to 640 tons by 6.1 metre (240”

LVD/ STRIPPIT HIGH QUALITY PRESS BRAKE TOOLING

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

LVD provides a full range of standard press brake tooling to accommodate machines from 400 to 3200 kN (40 to 360 tons). A variety of single, multiple and adjustable V-dies are also available.

pressbrake tooling  LVD/ STRIPPIT HIGH QUALITY PRESS BRAKE TOOLING

Our exclusive STONE® radius (LVD patented) V-dies assure accurate bend angles along the entire bend length. This tooling is produced with a progressive radius on both sides of the V-opening, allowing the material to flow into the die more evenly and with less drag. This unique design reduces the friction between the material and the die.

A full range of vertical removable tooling is also available. This style facilitates quick and easy tool changes for enhanced flexibility and productivity. Single tools or complete tooling sets are available.

LVD offers specialized tooling to accommodate press brakes over 3200 kN (360 tons). Designed to withstand extremely high forces, this tooling provides reliable performance and long life under rugged production conditions.

LVD has developed specialized tooling for many custom applications. Contact your representative for information on how we can meet your application needs.

The Brake Press

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

The brake press, also known as press brakes are very useful shaping sheet metal. Typically they work with a table below which holds the die and a moveable beam above where the punch is located. There are several types of brake presses available and they are described by the types of force applied in the process.

 

Mechanical Press – A clutch is used along with a flywheel to operate a crank. Mechanical presses are known for their speed and accuracy.

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Mechanical Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydraulic Press – Uses two hydraulic cylinders located on the sides of the press. They move the upper beam.

 

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Electro Hydraulic Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Servo-electric Press – Exerts force by driving a belt drive or ballscrew with a servo-motor (a motor with encoders to provide accurate positioning and speed).

 

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Servo-electric Turret Punch Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pneumatic Press – Uses air pressure to provide force.

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Pneumatic Press

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applications

Mechanical presses have long been the dominant type in the world of machining. But since the 1950s, hydraulic presses have become the most popular as a result of advances in hydraulic and computer technologies. Now, hydraulic presses are known to be very reliable and accurate. They are also considered a safe option because the ram’s motion can be stopped much easier than that of flywheel-driven mechanical presses. Servo-electric and pneumatic presses are ideal for processes requiring lower amounts of force (tonnage).