“Amada’s C1 AJ and HG
ATC allow us to seamlessly
accommodate any job,
Amada Canada, Ltd.
155 Admiral Blvd.
Mississauga, ON L5T 2T3
885 Avenue Georges Cros,
Granby, Quebec, Canada J2J 1E8
Founded in 1984, L&T Precision Corporation
began doing business in a 1,500 sq. ft. shop with
four employees. Today, staffed with over 100 employees, L&T operates from a 48,687 sq. ft.
facility in Poway, California serving a wide range of industries including; aerospace, defense,
medical, communication and commercial. An ongoing commitment to exceed customers’ expectations is key to L&T’s growth — it’s also the reason for partnering
with Amada. L&T was searching for an innovative and integrated punching, laser cutting and bending solution — and, that’s precisely what Amada provided. Included in
Amada’s innovative solution is an LC 2515 C1 AJ punch/fiber laser combination
machine and an HG 1003 ATC hybrid-drive press brake that’s equipped with an
Automatic Tool Changer.
Russell Nguyen, L&T’s President/CEO, reflects on the purchase: “Amada’s
punch/fiber laser technology and Automatic Tool Changer allow us to cost-effectively
produce what our customers need, when they need it. The C1 AJ maintains consistent
accuracy through multiple processes while eliminating secondary operations. Its unique
processing features reduced our tapping times by 95% and reduced the time required for
countersink operations by 90%. In addition, the HG ATC allows us to achieve unprecedented
productivity. What used to require 2 operators and 3 press brakes, is now produced quicker
and with greater accuracy by one operator and the HG ATC.”
Amada’s ATC (Automatic Tool
Changer) is equipped with 18
magazines for dies and 15 for
punches — providing the
flexibility to accommodate
rush jobs seamlessly and triple
or quadruple the number of
bending setups per day.
The LC 2515 C1 AJ combines
the force of a 22-ton turret
punch press with the flexibility
of a 2k W fiber laser. A 49-
station MPT (Multi-Purpose
Turret) provides for unique
forming and tapping features
— further enhancing productivity and reducing secondary
— Russell L. Nguyen, President/CEO
L&T Precision Corporation
Russell L. Nguyen, President/CEO of L&T Precision Corporation
Benefits of Amada’s Lean and Extremely Flexible
• Unmatched Efficiency (The LC 2515 C1 AJ enables L&T to punch, cut, form and tap on
a single machine. Combined processing, in addition to the ability to nest punch and laser parts,
has reduced setup and processing times by 85%).
• Cost-Effective Production Regardless of Lot Size (Many of L&T’s bending lot sizes
consist of 20 parts or less. Previously, operators were spending up to 90% of their time on
setup. Today, manual setup and test pieces have been eliminated as the HG 1003 ATC provides automatic and precise tool changes).
• Reduced Lead Times and Increased Productivity (Seamless process
integration of the C1 AJ, combined with the automated features of the HG ATC,
have significantly reduced L&T’s lead times. Additional benefits include: maximizing
both productivity and flexibility, while reducing secondary operations and costs).