Oil/Coolant Mist Collector Technologies: What You Need to Know
The methods oil/coolant mist collectors use to trap airborne particles greatly impact performance. An LNS white paper explains the differences.
7 Ways Today's Bar Feeders Help You Work Smarter
Bar feeders have evolved from simple loading devices into smart machines that enable faster and more cost-effective manufacturing.
The Need for Women in Manufacturing & How to Find Them
Women make up only 29% of the manufacturing workforce. Read more about what you can do to improve the situation.
Interconnectivity Reduces Material & Labor Costs for Family-Owned CNC Shop
A CNC turning machine and LNS bar feeder sharing information enabled this manufacturer to cost-effectively bring a new product to market.
Why You Need a Preventative Maintenance Program & How to Get Started
Want to save money, reduce production delays and keep your machines running longer? Preventative maintenance is the ounce of prevention you need.
5 Questions to Help You Find the Right Chip Conveyor
Choosing the right kind of chip conveyor can mean the difference between worry-free production and constant headaches. Read more on what you need to know.
7 Ways to Find the Right Employee
Throughout the country, manufacturers struggle to find qualified employees. Read more about 7 suggestions for improving your odds.
What is the Real Cost of Owning Manufacturing Equipment?
There’s a big difference between purchase price and total cost of owning CNC machines and accessories. "Read more" on the tips that can help you achieve your best ROI.
3 Manufacturing Trends to Watch
Fads have a short lifespan, but advancements in manufacturing technology that continue to evolve and gain increasing traction are trends that should not be ignored.
7 Reasons to Add a Steady Rest System to Your Turning Machine
There are times when a simple clamping device provides all the support you need to successfully machine a workpiece. However, if you’re not getting the desired results, you may need an automatic work holding system that includes a steady rest.
5 Ways to Motivate Millennial Workers
Born between 1980 and 2000, the Millennial generation was raised in a much different world than were many manufacturing shop owners and supervisors. These generational differences sometimes make it difficult for managers and their Millennial employees to understand each other’s behavior.
Why A Contract CNC Shop Bought 100 Bar Feeders
When you’re a successful machine shop that cranks out high volume, close tolerance parts for medical, automotive and defense industries, you can’t take chances when buying new equipment. That’s why one CNC shop decided to hold auditions for the work cells it needed to fulfill a long-time customer’s new parts order.
4 Ways You Can Keep Machine Operators Safe & Healthy
A healthy workforce reduces absenteeism, helps contain medical costs and boosts morale – which leads to greater productivity. Best of all, you can enjoy these benefits by simply choosing machine tool peripherals designed with worker health and safety in mind
When is a Short Load Bar Feeder Your Best Option?
Short load bar feeders load spindle length bars into the lathe for automatic operations, and are perfect for production lots as small as 20 – 30 parts. The key here is to choose a bar feeder that has quick setup times, ideally in the range of 2 – 3 minutes or less.
See How LNS Improved This Manufacturer's Productivity By 90%
Nilpeter makes six models of flexographic presses in its Cincinnati, OH facility. Each model requires a number of high-precision parts including impression rollers. A typical press has eight impression rollers, and each must be precisely machined to final diameter tolerances of +/- 0.00005”.
Ransomware, Hackers and Scammers – Oh My!
As if we don’t have enough to worry about, Internet related crimes against small to medium size companies – including manufacturing plants – is on the rise.
What is IIoT, And Why Should You Care?
Along with the latest machines and technologies, IMTS 2016 saw a number of examples of how data gathering and communications can play a significant role in improving manufacturing productivity.
Is a 12-Foot Automatic Bar Feeder Your Best Choice?
There are three basic types of automatic bar feeders available:
- Long form bar feeders that load 12-foot bar stock
- Short loaders for spindle length bars
- Six-foot bar loaders.
Each type has its own characteristics and advantages. Choosing the right bar feeder depends on your applications and overall production needs. So when is a 12-foot bar feeder your best choice?