LVD Announces Major Order for New Synchro-Form Press Brake
LVD Company nv today announced it has been awarded an order from Japanese technology company, Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), via its sales agent ITOCHU MACHINE-TECHNOS CORPORATION, for its unique Synchro-Form adaptive bending technology for large-profile bending. Synchro-Form was named the most innovative new metal forming product at EuroBLECH, the world’s largest sheet metalworking technology exhibition.
The Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) order is for a custom-built, 1000-ton class of Synchro-Form press brake equipped with special tooling to produce large panels for the fuselages of commercial aircraft. Forming such XXL parts to a desired contour is a challenging task and one that will be significantly simplified with Synchro-Form, which maintains angular consistency and the required geometric profile and enables an in-process automatic quality control when handling, positioning and bending large parts with multiple bends.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) in Japan is a key production partner for the production of the Boeing 777X, the successor to Boeing’s popular 777 aircraft. The 777X will be the largest and most efficient twin-engine jet in the world, unmatched in every aspect of performance.
LVD’s Synchro-Form press brake meets the tight tolerance requirements demanded of the Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) application and the need for complete automation. The order was awarded to LVD after several bending trials and strict accuracy measurements were satisfied.
The Synchro-Form press brake will be manufactured at LVD’s world-class production facility at its headquarters in Belgium.