| DeKalb, IL, October 8,
2001 -- LMC Inc. will be one of the estimated 750
companies participating in FABTECH International 2000
to be held on November 14-16, 2000 at I-X Center in Cleveland
OH. LMC will be exhibiting in Booth 1059.
Adiabatic Process Manufacturing, the most efficient
method known for the high speed, quality production
in the cutting of steel and other materials, can also
NOW be utilized for the cut-off of tubing. The production
of tubing can be accomplished on all standard EXCALIBUR
Press Systems, manufactured by LMC, with the addition
of the mechanical mandrel system consisting of both
floating and fixed mandrels. When utilizing a SIP100
Press System, diameters up to 1.325" can be cut with
a total cross section area of up to the equivalent of
a 1.0" diameter solid (.785 square inches). Tubing is
cut clean with square burr free cuts on ends.
LMC introduces their new SIP25D Adiabatic Press and
their new Oscillating Rotary Arbor Straightener that
provides 1/4" (6.4mm) diameter cut offs at cycle rates
exceeding 800 ppm. Cut-off or fracture times are less
than a millisecond. LMC will be demonstrating their
new press system that can cut precision blanks from
rounds, shapes or tubing stock supplied from coil or
bar. This turnkey press system will include their Rotary
Arbor Straightener, Power Infeed and Payoff Uncoiler.
The new Straightener provides straightness of .005"
TIR per foot and the entire system will provide length
variations of less than +/- .001" which will be maintained
regardless of overall length of the part. Specific mass
volumes are maintained. Manufacturers have been able
to eliminate post-production inspection. CPK results
can be expected to significantly improve. The process
also allows for the elimination of secondary machining
such as end-grinding and deburring.
LMC standard presses cut diameters from .060" to 1.00"
(1.5mm to 26mm) and stock up to 4" (100mm) has been
cut on specially designed presses. There is theoretically
no limit to the size of metal bar or tubing that can
be cut. Cycle times of 3600 parts per minute can be
achieved on LMC's SIP15 Adiabatic Press designed to
cut diameter stock up to 1/8" (3.2mm).
LMC's mechanical system meets all the conditions for
Adiabatic Softening in most metals to include low and
high carbon steels, stainless, brass, copper, titanium,
aluminum and more. Regardless of the metal, the process
works the same. The LMC Adiabatic Press Systems dramatically
increase quality consistency, increase productivity
and cycle times, allow for the reduction of floor space
and allow for reduced maintenance. The Presses are designed
to maximize energy levels, production rates and flexibility.
This technology will eliminate the drawbacks of the
conventional methods in the production of metal blanks.
LMC also provides roll straighteners, coil handling,
chamfering units and pointers.
LMC, the foremost authority on Adiabatic Technology
for metalworking manufacturing, is recognized worldwide
for its precision cut-off of blanks from bar stock,
coil and tubing. Work continues by LMC in the engineering
and design of press systems to enhance the future development
of adiabatic technology. These new applications for
manufacturing have been developed with patents pending
on both the new processes and tooling. This efficient
adiabatic technology in the metalworking industry will
increase part productivity, quality, and be very cost
The APM Process Center, a division of LMC, with their
facility in the Midwest provides a Cut Off Service where
LMC will use their production facilities and provide
manufacturers with blanks of any shape from tubing,
standard bar stock, coil, extrusions, etc. to their
The Company has been providing the LMC Adiabatic Technology
to manufacturers throughout the world since 1980 from
its manufacturing facilities in DeKalb, IL and Cortland,
IL, both west of Chicago.