LNS brings 50 years of proven experience to its role as your One-Stop-Shop for machine tool peripherals that optimize manufacturing performance, productivity, and profitability.
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BAR FEEDING SYSTEMS
With over 200,000 units installed worldwide, LNS bar feeders are universally recognized for their exceptional bar guiding technique Hydrobar®.
In the most varied applications, LNS bar feeders ensure maximum productivity on all types of fixed or sliding headstock lathes. In addition, LNS bar feeders offer record reliability and flexibility and the fastest diameter changeover available today.
A complete product range covers all manufacturing philosophies (short, half and long bars). In order to develop LNS’ leading position, there is a constant search for new technologies and solutions that will allow customers to maximize their productivity.
CHIP MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
LNS design and produce conveyors and full integrated chip disposal systems for all machine types (milling, turning, or machining centres) for the most varied applications.
Our range of conveyors covers all material types and chip shapes. In addition, the range can cater for all filtration requirements, up to 50 microns.
To date, LNS has delivered over 175,000 chip conveyors worldwide.
AIR FILTRATION SYSTEMS
LNS specializes in optimal solutions for the elimination of pollution related to the metal manufacturing environment.
The complete product line is characterized by a proven design and a reliable and efficient mechanical filtration, which acquired a strong reputation in the machine tool industry.
Originally developed for the elimination of mist, aerosols, and smoke typical of metal cutting operations, these filters can also be employed in applications like Grinding and Electro Discharge Machines.
COOLANT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
LNS offer a complete range of high pressure coolant systems and tramp oil removal systems that guarantee optimal lubrication, allowing a considerable increase in machine speeds.
Additional benefits include improved finished parts, an increase in lifespan of cutting tools and machine tools and superior chip management.
Innovation is in our DNA.
It is no coincidence that LNS established itself in the Jura Arc region. To be near its customers and their technical knowhow was vital. In December 1972, three friends, Mr. Léchot (L), Mr. Neukomm (N) and Mr. Scemama (S), came together with the intention of developing, assembling and distributing mechanical bar loaders for precision-machining used by watch-makers in the Jura region. This idea became reality when manufacturing activities were launched in Orvin in January 1973.
The watch-making crisis of 1974 affected the activities of the business and pushed it in a new direction with the help of a young and ingenious precision-machining technician named Mr. Philippe Scheurer. In 1975, following the contractual acquisition of Mr. Scheurer’s patents, LNS invented the first hydraulic bar feeder, better known as the Hydrobar®.
200,000 bar feeders
175,000 chip conveyors
46,000 coolant systems
22,000 air filtration systems
This invention was such a resounding success that not only did LNS’ business increase significantly, but the name Hydrobar® has become a generic term still used throughout the machinetool industry today.
Following this milestone, the company shifted its focus towards product development, despite economic pressures. Hence, increasingly innovative and smarter products followed throughout the years, to the great benefit of LNS’ clients. Through innovation and acquisitions, the path travelled had led LNS to an enviable market position worldwide.
Creation of LNS in Orvin, Switzerland
Launch of the Hydrobar® Technology
Opening of LNS America
Opening of LNS France & LNS Italy
Opening of LNS United Kingdom
Participation in Fedek Machine Co. - bar feeders manufacturer in Taiwan
Acquisition of Turbo Systems Inc. - chip management systems manufacturer in the USA and the UK
Acquisition of Fedek Machine Co.
Launch of the Japan Business Development Team
Opening of a new factory in China
Opening of LNS Turkey
Acquisition of Fox - Italy-based air filtration systems manufacturer
Acquisition of Yoshida - chip management systems manufacturer in Japan
Opening of LNS Japan & LNS Germany
Acquisition of Chipblaster - coolant management systems manufacturer in the USA
Acquisition of LNS by Storskogen Group
Celebration of LNS 50th anniversary
The experience gathered since the creation of LNS in 1973 has allowed the group to reach a position of worldwide leader in the field of machine-tool peripherals. Based on this experience, the LNS organization has been fine-tuned to be even closer to the regional markets and to respond even faster to the future evolutions.
The market is managed through a network consisting of sister companies and exclusive agents. This solid distribution network, which has been built over the years, allows LNS to create customer loyalty and to acquire new customers. This distribution network is being constantly expanded in order to cover new regions as efficiently as possible.
In 2022, LNS was acquired by the Storskogen Group, a publicly-traded Swedish Group that invests in small and medium-sized businesses. Storskogen, as a collaborative partner, will offer LNS long-term stability and allow us to accelerate our growth to further reinforce our position as the global leader of world-class machine tool peripherals and services.
Based on the principle of sustainability and the knowledge of the customer requirements, LNS will maintain its global headquarters in Switzerland, and we will continue to rely on its sister companies around the world to provide high quality LNS products and services.
In January 2023, LNS celebrates 50 years of activity. This special year is placed under the “Cheers to future achievements and past glories” slogan. Visit this dedicated section to see what happened during the last five decades.