How to Choose the Best Filtering Chip Conveyor for Your Application

Choosing the best chip conveyor for a machine tool can be a confusing exercise. The fact is, one size or type does not fit all situations. For example, experience proves that virtually all machining center and many lathe applications require a filtering type chip conveyor.



Here’s How Fast and Easy you can Set Up & Changeover LNS Bar Feeders by Model

The ability of a bar feeder to improve productivity hinges on three key factors:

  1. consistent, reliable bar loading
  2. proper support that enables optimum turning machine performance
  3. quick, easy setups and changeovers

Every LNS bar feeder is carefully crafted to deliver on all three of these important issues. When it comes to productive setup and changeover times, LNS bar feeders have no equal. Moreover, LNS does not claim unrealistic changeover times by using inflated diameter ranges within guide channels that produces inadequate bar support.



What Type of Automatic Bar Feeder Should You Choose?

Consider your applications

Not too many years ago CNC machining was all about speeds, feeds and other machine tool specs. While machine capabilities are still a key factor, savvy manufacturers have turned their attention to applying automation to maximize the performance of both their CNC machines and the entire production process.



How to Prepare for Lights-out Production: Bar Feeders & More

As manufacturers face the challenges of reducing cost-per-part while meeting quality and delivery demands, adding a workerless third shift is a tantalizing possibility. It’s also a bit scary.



LNS America - How Oil Mist Collector Technologies Impact Efficiency

Among the reasons young people give for not choosing a career in manufacturing is the perception that factories are dirty, unhealthy places to work. In truth the majority of today’s CNC machine shop owners take pride in providing a clean, safe workplace for their employees and make significant investments in health and safety related equipment.



LNS America Bar Feed Turning Machine Ethernet Communications System Reduces Material Waste While Increasing Producitivty

Imagine this scenario on your production line: Your turning machine is running a batch of parts from an exotic, expensive alloy bar stock. Each part requires 5” of material, which leaves you with 4” of stock remaining. You can’t make another 5” part, but you don’t want to waste this expensive length of bar stock.



LNS America – Bar Feeders and Workpiece Surface Finish

Every step in the machining process has an impact on the surface finish of a workpiece. Of course what constitutes acceptable surface finish depends on the nature of the part and its application. Regardless, virtually every part has to meet some surface finish criteria.



LNS America - Steady Rest When You Need One & What To Look For

Although steady rests are used in a number of unique operations, the most common application is to support a workpiece during turning or milling and, increasingly, during secondary operations such as ID drilling, boring and producing end face bolt-hole patterns.