Archive for the ‘Laser’ Category


Monday, April 8th, 2013

CADMAN-L 3D provides fully automatic, semi-automatic or manual offline programming including nesting, optimization of cutting and machine parameters. This software allows the user to configure the type and value lead-in/lead-out for different contours depending on the material and thickness to be processed.

  • Flexible lead-in/lead-outs
  • Automatic selection from various types of micro-joints
  • Advanced common line cutting
  • Collision avoidance and automatic cutting sequence
  • Skeleton cutting and utilization of sheet remnants
  • Complete flexibility to manually or semi-automatically cut and nest laser parts
  • Automatic time and cost reporting


CADMAN-L makes laser cutting easy by providing fully automatic, semi-automatic or manual offline programming including nesting, optimization of cutting and
machine parameters. This software module enables users to maximize laser cutting applications by intuitively setting and controlling key functions.

LVD/ Strippit Electra fl

Sunday, March 31st, 2013


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Fast, Flexible Processing

Fast, Flexible Processing
LVD’s Electra FL fiber laser cutting system is
fast and flexible, offering high speed thin sheet
processing, low operating cost and the ability
to cut a wide range of ferrous and non-ferrous
Increased beam absorption of the solidstate fiber laser light by the material delivers
processing speeds up to twice as fast as a CO2
laser source.
Electra FL is easy to use and operate featuring
LVD’s touch screen control and user interface,
Touch-L. A 19” touch screen and graphical
user interface efficiently and effortlessly guide
the user through all necessary man-machine
interactions. Touch-L also incorporates a part
programming and nesting feature to import
parts directly to the control, apply cutting
technology and nest sheets at the machine.
A compact, modern design, Electra FL maximizes uptime with an integrated shuttle table
system or modular automation options which
include a compact material warehousing tower
(CT-L) inclusive of integrated load/unload
Key Features oF the electra Fl:
• High speed cutting in thin sheetmetals
• Processferrous and non-ferrousmaterials
• 30%wall plug efficiencyfor low operating
• Multi kWhigh efficiency fiber lasersource
for dynamic processing
• Maintenance –free lasersource
• No laser gas required for laser beam generation
• Simple beampath delivery
• Intuitive LVDTouch-L 19”touch screen
control system
• Integrated shuttle table system
• Automation compatible

LVD introduces patented Adaptive Laser Cutting system for high productivity, consistent processing accuracy.

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

thumbcc lvdadaptivelaser450px LVD introduces patented Adaptive Laser Cutting system for high productivity, consistent processing accuracy.

LVD introduces patented Adaptive Laser Cutting system for high productivity, consistent processing accuracy. LVD introduces its patented Adaptive Laser Cutting system technology that provides real-time monitoring and feedback control of the laser cutting process to achieve high productivity, quality control and reduced scrap.

The development of ALC continues LVD’s history of innovation in the field of machine intelligence and real-time in-process control systems such as the company’s patented Easy-Form® Laser bend angle monitoring and correction system introduced in 2002, which has revolutionized the industry assuring consistent and accurate bending from the first to the last part.

ALC uses a dynamic feedback system to monitor and regulate laser power, speed and assist gas pressure in real time during the cutting process, automatically optimizing cutting parameters and ensuring a consistently accurate cut.

Unlike other process controls systems, ALC does not rely on pre-defined parameters but measures and adapts in process to achieve the optimal cutting results.

This unique system is particularly useful when processing thicker mild steels in an unmanned environment. In such applications, machine speed is often restricted to ensure reliability and account for potential variations in material properties, limiting productivity and increasing the cost per part. ALC automatically adjusts to changing conditions, processing at the highest speed with the most efficiency and so alleviates the need to restrict or control the laser cutting system, providing up to a 10 percent increase in productivity. Consistently accurate processing also eliminates scrap or rework of expensive thicker materials.

ALC is now a standard feature on select models of LVD’s Impuls series laser cutting machines.     633241907558007994 m LVD introduces patented Adaptive Laser Cutting system for high productivity, consistent processing accuracy.

LVD/Strippit Adds Touch Screen Interface to Sirius Lasers

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013


LVD now offers its latest 19” Touch-L touch screen graphical user interface on the Sirius Series of CO2 laser cutting systems. Touch-L adds the ease of touch technology to Sirius standard and Plus models, allowing both routine and complex applications to be quickly and efficiently completed with minimal operator input.

Sirius TouchL 490x327 LVD/Strippit Adds Touch Screen Interface to Sirius Lasers

A large 19” screen features intuitive graphical icons and visual indicators to display functions such as lens and nozzle selection, set point piercing/cutting, cutting head position, parts nesting, and provide real time reproduction of the cutting path, guiding the operator through setup and cutting application.

Touch-L also incorporates a part programming and nesting feature allowing users to import parts directly to the control via a network drive or USB memory stick, apply cutting technology, nesting sheets and cut the nested parts directly at the machine.


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.

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

LVD/Strippit CT: Compact Material Storage & Retrieval Tower

Monday, June 25th, 2012


ct1 LVD/Strippit CT: Compact Material Storage  & Retrieval Tower

Now available, a cost-effective compact material storage and retrieval tower for select models of LVD laser cutting systems. Designed as affordable mid-level automation, the space-saving system provides increased productivity by allowing optimal material flow and unattended operation with uninterrupted processing of high-quality laser cut parts.

ct2 LVD/Strippit CT: Compact Material Storage  & Retrieval Tower
The Compact Tower (CT) system provides
full capabilities for loading, unloading,
and storage of raw material and
finished parts, thus enabling automated
production from stored raw material
to stacked finished parts, as well as
providing increased storage capacity.

LVD’s CT system is offered in three
configurations: 4-, 6- and 10-pallet
units. The system handles workpieces
as large as 120” x 60” (3050 x 1525
mm) and material thicknesses up to
.625” (16 mm) [.750” (20 mm) on
Sirius Plus] with a maximum load/
unload pallet storage capacity of 6613
lbs. (3000 kg).
Pallet construction is engineered
for compact setup and safe forklift
manipulation. Spreading magnet,
air gun, and peeling cylinder sheet separation devices are re used to prevent loading of more than one sheet at a time and effectively separate sheets for automatic loading.

The compact tower is offered for Orion 3015 Plus and Sirius 3015 Plus laser cutting systems.

ct3 LVD/Strippit CT: Compact Material Storage  & Retrieval Tower

Comparison of major cutting processes:

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Waterjet machines — fast speed, able to cut thick material, good accuracy and finishing surface. Cuts virtually anything with no heat affected zone(HAZ). Some burr occurs near cut. Waterjet is widely used as metal cutting machine, glass cutting machine, ceramic tile cutting machine, marble cutting machine, and granite cutting machine. Waterjet cutting machine typically can cut as much as 4″ thick of steel (100mm).

Wire EDM — slow cutting speed, but able to cut very thick material. EDM has very high accuracy and excellent surface finish. No burr, a little HAZ. Only electrically conductive materials can be cut with EDM. Also there must be a way to drill a hole for putting through the wire for cutting.

Laser — good speed and precise cut when cutting thin material. Laser yields little burr, a little HAZ. Laser is suitable to cut non-reflective mild steel. A 6kw laster machine can cut as much as 25mm (1 inch) steel. Laser cutting machine is also very expensive.

Plasma — cuts at high speeds and generates heat that leaves rough edges. Accuracy is not very high with plasma cutting. Plasma cutting Can cut electrically conductive materials, up to 6″ of aluminum. Process yields HAZ. Special gas need to assist the process.

Strippit Laser Cutting Accuracy

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Outstanding edge quality

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Constant beam length system keeps the diameter of the laser beam constant, always maintaining the focal point at the same position in the material.
This results in:
• higher cutting speeds being maintained over the complete working area
• superior cutting quality over the complete working area. Edge function for cutting sharp corners particularly in thicker plate.

Start-up function for optimal lead ins.

Total power control: automatic adjustment of laser power as a function of speed change. Pulse function for cutting high quality small holes Numerous other processing technologies: engraving, marking,cutting of coated material, etc. Back reflection control: important while cutting aluminium, copper and other reflective materials Process Control (optional): control of the piercing and cutting process.

Manufacturer Training For Machine Tools

Monday, August 29th, 2011

fryer 5 axis Manufacturer Training For Machine Tools

We have listened to many excuses by new customers for not taking advantage of training offered by the OEM. For example, the flights and hotel cost are too expensive or I can’t have one of my most valuable employees away from the shop for that long. Well, factory training can be scheduled so it won’t interrupt daily workflow, your employee obtains crucial knowledge and spends time with factory personnel that have operated the machine you just purchased.  Just think, when he has a problem he now has a factory friend he can contact.   That may save you down time and repair costs down the road.  Take the training it’s a great investment.

Caldwell Machinery Manufacturers provide training for the following machine lines:

  • Jet Edge
  • Strippit
  • KSI Swiss Machines
  • IWM Water Jets
  • Fryer, Mills and Lathes
  • Ecotech Grinders
  • AV Water Jet
  • Hansvedt EDM
  • Pullmax, Punch Press
  • AKS  Plasma