One of the innovations that LMW (Lakshmi Machine Works) did this year was create a new design and branding across all machines. The company roped in National Institute of Design and DJ Academy of Design (Coimbatore) to settle on a distinctive design that is attractive and easily recognisable, that of steel and blue.
Bhattacharya says that all the machines on display are new. It showcased a twin spindle VMC which was shown for the first time. Then there was a large size lathe for oil & gas and defence and is a 1.5m machine which can take in larger diameters. Besides that, it had the slim HMC which is attractively priced for the job shop market. The company had a variety of VTLs, one of them of size 800 and its focus here was on PNC. It also showcased an automation cell as it is run it in a factory with all the industrial safety taken care of. Besides that, the company used a robot and a cell of two machines and proved how it was finishing the component in that including the inspection which was done on a Renishaw machine. No more time taken to measure components, as all that gets done in a couple of minutes.
However, the focus for LMW was the new design and shape and the ability to distinguish the machines apart in a show of this size.