Posts Tagged ‘punch press’

Advanced Tooling Technology

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

tool21 Advanced Tooling Technology

Strippit V-Series punch presses accommodate the latest tooling technology for high-performance

fabricating. These capabilities further reduce set-up time, enhance productivity and promote long life

with minimal maintenance costs. Advanced tooling technology provides:

  • Quick set up
  • Long tool life
  • Quick and precise tool length adjustment
  • Low maintenance costs
  • Slug control capabilitytool1 Advanced Tooling Technology

Multi-Tool, a unique concept in machine tooling, dramatically boosts turret capacity. The Multi-Tool

indexing mechanism, standard on all Strippit V-Series punch presses, allows each station within the

Multi-Tool to be automatically indexed. This eliminates the need for specially keyed punches and

dies and allows indexing of a greater range of commonly used tools. Once loaded, Multi-Tool

remains in the turret, reducing set-up time. Subsequent tool selection by program is completed

in less than one second.

Form tooling increases machine versatility and reduces secondary operations. Precise programmable

ram control on the hydraulic ram minimizes part springback and produces an exceptionally accurate

formed part. Wheel tooling, including rollcut and rollform capabilities, permits quick and efficient

cutting and/or forming of straight or curved shapes without nibbling. Strippit V-Series punch presses

also employ part marking technology for part number or sheet marking requirements and can utilize

tapping tools. tool3 Advanced Tooling Technology


Friday, July 13th, 2012





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


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.

Strippit / Pullmax 720 up to 40 tool Stations.

Monday, July 9th, 2012

pullmax turret  Strippit / Pullmax  720 up to 40 tool Stations.


• Provides additional 40 tool stations (60 total)
• Works with Indexable Multitool (OrbiTool)
• Each station is fully indexable 360 degrees

IndexableMultiToolST  Strippit / Pullmax  720 up to 40 tool Stations.






• Minimizes tool change/set up time

• Flexibility to use varying material thicknesses                            • Enables flexible, unmanned production                                                    • Ideal for automated systems                                                              • Factory installed or retrofitted                                                                        Compatible with 720 series

Strippit LP-1225: Punching Productivity – Laser flexibility

Monday, June 11th, 2012

The Strippit LP-1225 machine redefines laser/punch combination technology with an efficient, economical design from the company that introduced combination technology to the marketplace in 1978. Why Combination Technology? In today’s manufacturing environment the need to produce piece parts more efficiently is a constant demand. Laser cutting reduces secondary finishing, cuts
exotic materials and processes intricate shapes. Combination technology is ideal for components that require holes, forms and profiles. While combination technology provides all-in-one processing, it often requires a substantial investment, forcing users to produce complex, higher value parts in order to achieve a return on investment. The Strippit LP-1225 redefines combination
technology with the perfect balance of functionality and economy, combining field proven LVD – GE Fanuc laser technology and LVD Strippit punch press technology in a price sensitive integrated machine.

laser punch Strippit LP 1225: Punching Productivity – Laser flexibility

The Laser
GE Fanuc CO2 laser resonator generates up to 2500 Watts of cutting power to cut intricate shapes in metals and non-metals Complete integration of the GE Fanuc laser source, CNC control, AC digital motors and amplifiers offers a high degree of reliability and superior processing speed. laser puch 2 Strippit LP 1225: Punching Productivity – Laser flexibility

GE Fanuc resonator is equipped with long-life discharge tubes, a cyclone cleaner unit, and photo catalytic elements to maximize resonator performance and longevity Laser power is matched to the axis speed to achieve a constant width of cut with a small heat-affected zone.

Large 11.8” x 17.7” (300 mm x 450 mm) programmable parts chute allows finished laser-cut parts to be directed through a drop door, eliminating the need to tab or micro-joint laser-cut parts for manual removal from a nested sheet.laser punch 3 Strippit LP 1225: Punching Productivity – Laser flexibility

The Punch Press

Stress relieved, single piece bridge frame and widespread axis bearing system provide rugged performance Precision servo controlled hydraulic system delivers high punching and forming rates Direct drive axis reliably maintaining accuracy of ± .004” (0,10 mm) with a repeatability of ± .002” (0,05 mm) over the entire table is consistently achieved.

Compactly designed 33-station thick tool style turret lends large capacity Three 2” (50,8 mm) direct-drive auto index stations accept standard, tapping or wheel style tooling Quick change dies bases in the 1/2” (12,7 mm) and 1-1/4” (31,7 mm) stations reduce tool change time and increase uptime Smart Clamp™ feature automatically determines exact clamp locations to provide the smallest possible nopunch zone.

Expanded Turret Capacity on the Strippit V-Series Punch Presses

Friday, June 8th, 2012

LVD Strippit now offers expanded turret capacity for 20-ton models of Strippit V-Series punch presses. The Strippit V20-1225 and Strippit V20-1525 punch presses are now equipped with a newly designed 47-station turret featuring three standard 3.5” (88,9 mm) auto indexable stations and four standard 2” (50,8 mm) stations. The larger turret capacity provides high flexibility and reduces set-up time, increasing machine productivity.

V20 47Turret 490x392 Expanded Turret Capacity on the Strippit V Series Punch Presses
Every station accepts shaped punches and dies and can be enhanced with the addition of indexable multi-tools to further expand turret capacity and flexibility while reducing set-up time. Quick-change die holders also minimize tool changeover time. The Strippit V-Series utilizes all the latest tooling technology such as special forming tools, wheel-style tooling, tapping and deburring systems.

An Energy Reduction System (ERS) ensures that electrical power usage is efficiently managed. ERS reduces energy consumption up to 30% compared to older machine designs, making Strippit machines among the world’s lowest energy consuming punch presses.

The Strippit V20-1225 and Strippit V20-1525 are equipped with three programmable, re-locatable work clamps, which can be programmed to a position on the X carriage and individually relocated to a new position within the part program. This reduces or eliminates “no punch” zones, increasing material utilization and providing significant savings when punching stainless steel and aluminum.

The punch presses also feature an innovative table design with the capacity to handle sheet weights of up to 322 lbs. (146 kg).

A state-of-the-art, PC-based Fanuc control is easy to use and proven reliable.
The CNC control provides powerful features such as diagnostics, offers large program storage capacity and networking capability with user friendly MMI (man-machine-interface).

Strippit V-Series machines are equipped with an advanced servo-driven hydraulic press drive optimized for high-performance operation. Axis speeds of up to 900 hits per minute on 0.40” (1 mm) centers are achieved.

The advanced press drive and easy-to-use interactive software optimize high-speed operation while reducing noise and shock










Strippit Punches: Can you replace the guide bushings in your turret?

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Precision Alignment

Hardened steel guide bushings ensure accurate punch and die alignment and are keyed to    accept shapes in every station. Bushings can be quickly and easily replaced by the machine operator, eliminating the need for costly remachining of the turret.

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Hardened shot pins provide precise alignment of punch and die for exceptional hole quality
and long tool life. Gear-driven turret drive design ensures fast, precise indexing. Bi-directional turret rotation automatically selects the shortest possible route to the next punching station for fast station-to-station positioning

LVD Pullmax Series

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

With an LVD Pullmax Series Punch, Bend and Forming Center you can Punch (all tool rotation 360°), Form, Bend (up to 2.95″/75 mm high) and Tap all in one machine! Want to add automation? No problem, modular 24/7 lights out Automation Solutions are available to suit your needs.Your next punch press just got a lot more ?exible. To help your shop on the way to perfection, call us.  800-924-4540.



pullmax2 LVD Pullmax Series

Extending LVD’s Punch Press Product Range

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

The Pullmax Series now forms part of the LVD punch press product range, providing
cost-effective punching, forming, marking, bending and tapping in a single machine.
LVD’s punch press product family now offers more choices and the greatest range of
flexibility of any punch press manufacturer.

pullmax  Extending LVD’s Punch  Press Product Range
An extremely efficient hydraulic punching unit combined with table accelerations
and speeds that match high hit rates make punching and forming operations highly
productive and lower the cost of per part production for prototypes, short or long run
operations. Punch sheets up to 60? x 120? (1500 x 3000 mm) without reposition in
0.135? (8 mm) material.
The Pullmax Series includes standalone machines and automated systems. Pullmax
520, 530, 720 and 730 punch presses offer an array of capabilities to maximize the
value added to components during the punching process.

2011 IW Best Plants Winners: The Best Never Rest

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
 p series 1525 2011 IW Best Plants Winners: The Best Never Rest

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Each year, North American manufacturing facilities are pressured anew. They are pressured to do more with less; to provide better service, faster; to rein in costs but increase quality — and to do it in the face of increasing competition and less-certain economic conditions. Some manufacturing facilities rise to the challenge; others do not.


IndustryWeek is proud to announce the 2011 class of IW Best Plants winners, 10 manufacturing plants that have risen to meet the challenge. Their weapon of choice: operational excellence.

The differences among the facilities are profound. Carrier Collierville, for example, manufactures air conditioners and heat pumps in large volumes, with a workforce that exceeds 1,000 employees and a manufacturing space greater than 800,000 square feet. At the opposite extreme, L.B. Foster Co., Allegheny Rail Products and its team of 19 in Pueblo, Colo., build insulated rail joints for the railroad industry in 50,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

Two plants are in Texas, the second-largest state in the Union. One sits in tiny Rhode Island. Six other states and Mexico play host to the seven additional members of the class of 2011.

That said, it is their similarities that define the 2011 IndustryWeek‘s Best Plants winners. They are united in their pursuit of operational excellence. They know that creating a culture of continuous improvement is as important as the tools of continuous improvement. They are united in recognizing that seemingly good ideas sometimes fail, and the response should be to learn from the effort and grow, not cast blame.

They are united in the questions they ask themselves: How can we deliver more value to our customer? How can we work better with our suppliers to drive down costs for both of us, yet improve quality? What do I as plant manager need to do to be a better leader? Where are we falling short in engaging the entire workforce in a singular pursuit of excellence? What do we do about it?

IndustryWeek‘s Best Plants winners don’t ask those questions, and others, just once. They ask them routinely; they determine the answers, and they take action. And then they ask again.

Strippit Large Capacity Punching

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Strippit M-1525

Ideal for the fabrication of large panels in cellular manufacturing or job shop environments, the Strippit M-1525 can handle sheets beyond 60″ x 98.4″ (1524 x 2500 mm) with sheet repositioning. The standard Smart Clamp™ feature further maximizes material usage by automatically determining exact clamp locations.

The 47-station turret is among Strippit’s largest most flexible turret designs, featuring three 3.5″ (88,9 mm) auto-index stations and four 2″ (50,8 mm) stations to accommodate large punching and forming operations. Every station accepts shaped punches and dies and can be enhanced with the addition of indexable multi-tools for even greater capacity.

Add to that a reliable Fanuc control, optional integrated programming software and material handling options, and the Strippit M-1525 is a solid value in the mid-range punching machines.