A Legacy of Innovation and World-class Excellence – LMW


Lakshmi Machine Works Limited, founded in 1962, is a leading textile machine manufacturer in India and one among the three in the world to produce the entire range of textile spinning machineries. The value-driven machine tool division of LMW started its journey in the year 1988 to produce the finest range of CNC machines. The company has collaborated with Japan’s Mori Seiki for manufacturing turning centers and machining centers. Later, LMW associated with Mikron of Switzerland in 1995 to produce high precision universal milling machines for tool room applications.

From 1996, LMW Machine Tool Division has developed its own capability to design and manufacture world-class CNC turning and machining centers. The high precision mother machines coupled with skilled people produce high quality products. The company has made a substantial investments on manufacturing facilities, which brings technological competence that address the global market. A dedicated spindle assembly section makes spindles upto 24000 rpm. LMW makes different spindles like, belt-driven, direct-driven and built-in motor spindles. These spindles undergo spindle run testing, and spindle dynamic balancing. All the assembly lines are dust-free and temperature controlled to ensure maximum accuracy.

Obsessed with Quality

Quality is embedded in the DNA of LMW. It is reflected in every element of the production procedures and services. The company harnesses cutting-edge technologies for testing and validation. The laser calibration of linear and rotary axis, and spindle check inspection are followed to ensure precision and high quality products. The company focuses on major demanding factors in the market namely 1) Accuracy & long lasting repeatability 2) Reliability 3) Reduction in cycle time 4) Low cost per component 5) High productivity. “In a nutshell, precision, performance & productivity are the features attributing to prosperity and LMW believes in delivering prosperity to our customers through our products and solutions,” says Sreeramachandra Murthy, President-Operations at LMW Machine Tool Division.

Ever-expanding Product Range

LMW currently has 55 models and 88 variants of machines in Turning center, Machining center and Turnmill centers. The company has a strong R & D which is focusing on development and innovations based on the market requirements. The machines are easily customizable for different industry needs. It has introduced products which are very compact, cost effective and high speed which will address the needs of small component manufacturers where volumes are very high like the bearing industry. It also has products that are planned for the global market, which means the machines are state-of-the-art, having high feed rates with rapids upto 60 m/min and spindle speeds upto 24000 rpm. The machines also have accelerations of 1G. This means the non-cut time is reduced to a very great level, resulting in faster and higher production. In addition, all these machines are IOT ready. LMW has a strong application team for providing solutions to their esteemed customers.

Till date, LMW MTD has supplied more than 28,000 CNC Turning Centres and machining centres to a wide customer base spanning automobile industry, auto ancillaries, and general engineering industries. In addition to several technology partnerships to upgrade its offerings, LMW MTD has developed its indigenous research capabilities with pride and dedication.

On the operations side the company has introduced a new customer portal for online sales of spare parts (e-commerce) and mobile Apps for customer connect. The entire service operation is digital or simply paperless. In the last 3 years, LMW has given a great focus to digitalization.

Wide Sales & Service Network

The company has established a pan India network of sales and services that cater to every industrial city in India. LMW’s dedicated and experienced service team has set enviable track records in attending to customers through both on-site and remote means. The Machine Tool Division provides integrated solutions for various industrial needs in Automobile, Aerospace, Die & Mould, Defence, Pumps & Valves, Railways, Medical Equipment, Forging, General Engineering, etc. LMW also provides automation solutions such as simple loaders, Gantry systems, and Robots that are tailored to meet the exacting customer requirements.

In the hugely segmented Indian market for CNC machines where a large number of old and new companies vie for a market share, LMW occupies a special place in the country because of its highest quality, longevity, easiest-to-use machines range, best value for money, and world class customer support

With over 60 years of Engineering experience of which 35 years having been spent in machine tool manufacturing alone, the company is a pioneer and an industry leader spearheading technological innovations to meet the ever-changing needs of the metalworking world.


New Launches at IMTEX 23

LMW launched and displayed some of its latest machines in turning, milling and turnmill centers at IMTEX 2023055 held at BIEC, Bengaluru from 19th to 25th January 2023.

S Turn-I, the state-of-art turning machine has maximum turning dia of 320 mm, and maximum turning length of 400 mm. The machine comes with 8 station hydraulic turret, spindle speed of 4500 rpm, and spindle power of 5.5/ 7.5 kW. The machine has interfaced with gantry automation. High speed positioning keeps non-cut time to the minimum. The machine is suitable for Aerospace, Automobile, Defence and General Engineering.

Gigaturn-I is an optimal large dia turning center with maximum turning dia of 510 mm and maximum turning length of 640 mm. The machine comes with 12 stations turret, rigid fixture for stable turning, and customized EOS screen. It has a wide chip disposal area for easy maintenance. The machine is suitable for Automobile, Pumps & Valves and Oil & Gas industries.

JD-1, a precision machine, has a direct drive spindle BBT 30, with speed upto 24,000 rpm. The machine has a rigid structure with wider working area. It is ergonomically designed for easy loading and unloading operations. The machine comes with faster tool change time of 1 sec. It is designed for high speed machining for materials such as Aluminum and special aluminum alloys. The machine is ideally suited for components of electronic gadgets such as mobile case, laptops and tablets.

The company also launched 2 machines from popular J series Vertical Machining Centers. J6 R has rotary pallet changers which is a major requirement from many high volume production customers. It has a table size of 850 x 500 mm, and spindle speed upto 10,000 rpm. It comes with 24 ATC tools. The machine is suitable for Automobile, Aerospace, Defence, Die & Mould, Pumps & Valves and General Engineering.

J8 – Heavy duty Vertical Machining Center, has a table size of 1200 x 600 mm, spindle speed of 6000 rpm and it has BT 50 tooling for heavy duty machining to meet the requirements of larger components. The machine is suitable for Automobile, Aerospace, Agricultural & Earthmovers, Die & Mould, Pumps & Valves and General Engineering.

JH 500 is a state-of-art, horizontal machining center having 500 x 630 pallet size with pallet loading capacity of 500 kg. The machine comes with a hydraulic rotary pallet changer. It has a 40-tool station. This machine is suitable for Automobile, Pumps & Valves, Aerospace and General Engineering.

Article by – P.K. Balasubbramaniian


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