LMW to make latest VMC for machine tool major DMG Mori


The dominant name in the Indian machine too scene, Lakshmi Machine Works has commenced manufacture of a Vertical Machine Center of special design, CMX 600 Vi for machine tool major, DMG Mori. To start with, LMW will produce 10 units a month for DMG Mori for the Indian market. The production volume will increase in stages. Outsourcing to LMW in India would reduce the lead time for delivery as compared to supplies from Japan.

“India is a market with great potential for DMG Mori,” Masahiko Mori, President, DMG Mori said. The company has a capacity to produce 12,000 machines a year and it has 14 factories spread across 7 countries. “We want to expand the customer base in India in collaboration with LMW,” he added. Sanjay Jayavarthanavelu,Chairman & Managing Director, LMW said the entire machine will be assembled here and supplied.

While the critical components will be imported from Japan, gradually the import content will be reduced to 80%. LMW would do value addition. The existing facilities have been upgraded in some areas.” “We have the capability to increase the volumes,” he said. The demand came from a product gap which is filled by the competitors.

We realized we could fill it together with the product CMX 600 Vi. So we came together to provide the latest technology to the Indian customer,” he elucidated. CMX 600 Vi is a standard vertical milling machine for a broad range of manufacture. High rigidity and largest Y-axis travel in its class of 560 mm, and a highly reliable spindle for a variety of machining applications are some of its unique features.

The machine is highly versatile and it can handle a wide range of work pieces including round-shaped large workpieces such as gear box housings which are difficult to cut on the machines in the same class. Because of its wide work envelope, interference can be reduced even when work pieces are rotated on the rotary table during manufacturing. CMX 600 Vi is meticulously designed for details with a thorough focus on work ability, maintainability and reliability from the operator’s perspective. LMW makes a wide range of CNC turning centres, machining centres and machine subsystems like tool posts and a variety of spindles for the domestic and export markets. It makes 3,200 machines a year. “The entire machining shop is supported with AHUs with positive pressure system.

All castings for building machines come from LMW’s own foundry. We have a wide array of precision production machines which are world’s best brands. We make our own spindles. The assembly cell is fully temperature controlled and every component going into the machines is tested for process capability,” explains K.S. Murthy, President – Operations, LMW. The Machine Tool Division of LMW was started in 1988. It has a total workforce of 3,250 employees. LMW is exporting its products to 23 countries and has a global presence.