IMTS 2016: LNS Introduces New Peripherals That Make Machine Tools More Efficient

June 1, 2016
For IMTS 2016 LNS will present the latest advancements in bar feeding, work holding, chip/coolant management and air filtration. Demonstrating that it is a one-stop-shop for machine tool peripherals, LNS will feature a representative product from each category integrated with a replica machine tool. The display features a Quick Load Servo S3 T automatic magazine barfeeder, an MH Series chip conveyor, a steady rest work holding system, a Fox smoke and coolant mist collector, and a Phasep waste oil removal system. In addition, LNS will introduce the following products that will be available as of September 2016:Express 220 S2 Automatic Magazine Bar Feeder loads 12’ long bars with diameters from 2 mm to 20 mm and, with bar preparation, up to 26 mm to accommodate 20 mm machines with 26 mm bar capacity. The enhanced bar feeder uses a simple loading assistance design for small diameter bars with a proprietary, automatic loading mechanism and bar selection system to precisely and consistently load small bars, especially in the 2 mm to 4 mm diameter range, without failure. Built on the proven Express 332 S2’s rigid platform, Express 220 S2 provides exceptional vibration damping, quick changeovers and a host of exclusive features that improve productivity and reduce production costs. New SFcompact Chip Conveyor filters coolant to 50 microns and handles virtually all chip types and sizes, from stringy stainless steel to fine brass and aluminum, without the problems associated with traditional drum-type chip conveyors. Instead of relying on a bulky, drum-based design that has a large footprint and takes an entire day to service, SF compact uses patented, self-cleaning dual filters that can be removed, if necessary, in 15 minutes after removing the chip conveyor. Because the filtering system is integrated within the rigid frame, SFcompact takes up no more floor space than a typical hinge-belt conveyor and, in most cases, will work with the existing coolant tank. SFcompact’s self-cleaning dual filters eliminate the problem of chips wrapping around a drum, thus causing blockages, damage and machine tool downtime. This makes it perfect for machining a wide range of materials that produce a variety of chip sizes and types. A hardened track, rigid frame construction and other wear-resistant components assure long life and trouble-free operation. LNS designs, manufactures, sells and supports bar feeding systems, chip and coolant management systems, work support devices and air filtration systems worldwide. To learn more call: 513-528-5674, email: [email protected], or visit


  • Standard, high-capacity, 240 mm wide magazine tray and optional extended capacity magazine tray for unattended and lights-out production.

  • Patented, high-speed, headstock synchronization system that meets the requirements of today’s sliding headstock machines.

  • Sturdy, fully automatic, 6” hydrostatic front stabilizer that eliminates residual vibration between the bar feeder and the lathe.

  • A prompting, hand-held HMI with touch screen for easier operation.

  • The latest servo drive and PLC technologies.

  • Ethernet readiness with a 500 parts library that reduces changeover time and material waste.

  • Optional, proprietary retraction system that facilitates easier maintenance and provides the ability to perform non-guide bushing applications.