LMT TOOL MANAGEMENT: 100% COST CONTROL
A great deal depends on effective tool management. It can increase the overall performance of the production process while also significantly reducing tool costs. However, improving or developing a brand new tool logistics system is a complex matter. That is why, if desired, LMT tool managers will accompany this process through a number of different phases and levels. The foundation and decisive prerequisite for the success of this work is a 100% partnership with the customer.
How do you define efficiency in production? What challenges are you facing as a result of changes in materials? Are you fully exploiting the potential of optimized tool logistics? LMT TOOLS combines the expertise of leading specialists and delivers tool solutions that will enable you to achieve sustainable competitive advantages.
Dimensions of efficiency
WHAT IS EFFICIENCY FOR LMT TOOLS AND THEIR CUSTOMERS?
The experts at LMT Tools consider the entire process in every project – from the machining strategy all the way to the choice of suitable tools. This allows them to deliver solutions which measurably increase users’ performance.
LMT TOOLMANAGEMENT – 100% TEAMWORK FOR SUCCESS
This job will always be highly complex – irrespective of whether you’re setting up a brand-new production plant on a green-field site or improving existing processes: when you decide to optimize your tool logistics, you find yourself confronted by a multitude of questions. LMT tool managers can not only help you find the right answers, but will also support the process through different stages and levels. The basis for this effort is 100% teamwork.
Much in a company depends on a functional tool management system. Behind the supply of tools lies a complex system which ensures high levels of process reliability. Only if a tool is provided at the right time in the right place can production continue smoothly. Procurement and warehousing costs can also be reduced considerably if this works well.
Announcements - Composites
TOOL MANAGEMENT: "WE ARE PREFECTING THE PROCESS"
Measured in terms of the pure procurement costs, precision tools only play a small role in automobile production. However, their influence on production efficiency is very great. An interview with Jürgen Freund, Head of LMT Tool Service, about the advantages of intelligent tool management.
Press Release - 24 May 2011
CHINA NOW HEADS GLOBAL "WIND POWER TOP 10"
“A class of its own” is how the World Wind Energy Association describes the Chinese wind market in its latest annual report. The Asian country has indeed been recording annual growth rates that are unattainable in the rest of the world. In 2010 alone, for example, new turbines were built with a total capacity of just under 19 gigawatts of electricity. That corresponds to half the new capacity installed worldwide. Measured in terms of total output from wind turbines, China has now risen to number one in the “International Top 10”, ahead of the USA. This overall development is also opening up new opportunities for the wind power specialists at LMT China.
ALL-ROUND SUPPLIES FOR THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY
The complexity of mass production in the automotive sector is illustrated by the example of a central component in modern diesel engines: the common rail distributor pipe. About 20 different cutting and drilling tools are necessary just for the cutting processes needed for its manufacture. In order to be able to guarantee the quality of these and other mass-produced components used in automobile production, LMT's experts look at the various manufacturing processes as a whole. They are specialized in customers' products, and use the know-how accumulated through extensive practical experience.
TURN DOWN THE COSTS OF TURNING
Whether in the steel industry or the automotive field – LMT's indexable inserts are demonstrating their capabilities in more and more new applications in the field of turning and rotary shaving. One example from the steel industry: using the new LC218E rotary shaving type, a German company has obtained a significant increase in tool life when producing bars of tool steel. Until now, only three bars were made with each tool, but five are possible with the new rotary shaving type.