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Lanbi has undergone a Research and Development process for upgrading its current lathe machines in order to offer the complete process of ball stud manufacturing. We have opted for combining all the needed processes to manufacture and ensure the best quality of the ball stud in only one installation.

The following processes are carried out:

Shaft Machining
Ball Machining
Thread Rolling
Quality control (dimensional and crack checking)
Fully Automated, no operators
Cycle Time 10 sec-part

With the new design, our clients will be able to significantly reduce costs and time, giving them the edge over the competitors to

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2016 Record in sales

With sales of 21 Million Euro, LANBI has got a new record in 2016. Thanks to the loyalty of our customers, LANBI is achieving long term relationships which help us to be more effective, understanding better the needs of our clients and supplying full tested solutions.

LANBI has increased its workforce in some key positions inside the company and after some organization improvements and a continuous standarization of designs, LANBI has got more capacity for getting involved in new and bigger projects.

Ball Joint and Control Arm machining and assembly machines and other solutions for Suspension and Steering Systems

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Suspension Ball Joint Assembly Machine

LANBI has recently supplied a Suspension Ball Joint Assembly Machine to an OEM Ball Joint manufacturing company. The parts processed in this machine are assembled in PSA cars.

One operator loads some components manually to the machine and then all the operations are carried out automatically around a rotary table. Torque control and Axial End Play tests are done and unloading is also automatic separating rejects.

Full traceability is included in the machine, providing graphics for Rolling, Torque control and Axial End Play

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Lathes for Ball Studs

After a Research & Development process, improving the design of our lathes for Ball Studs, 3 new lathes have been delivered in October to an OEM Ball Joint manufacturing company.

These New Generation CNC Lathes include Shank machining and Ball cutting and Burnishing, with Robotized handling and turrets for tool change.

Recently, LANBI has been awarded with 4 “Full Automatic Ball Stud Manufacturing Cells” including 8 New Generation Lathes, 4 Dimensional Control Stations, 1 Thread roller and full automatic Palletizing solution. These machines will be delivered middle 2017.

In this way, LANBI has consolidated company strategy, as specialist supplier

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Record in sales 1st quarter of 2016

LANBI has got sales of 7 Million Euro between January and April 2016, which means   a new record for the company. After some organization improvements and a continuous standarization of designs, LANBI has got more capacity for getting involved in new and bigger projects.

Ball Joint and Control Arm machining and assembly machines are currently being manufactured or assembled in our workshop for destinations like USA, Canada, Turkey, China, Norway and Czech Republic. Additionally we have 4 more orders being processed for motor applications for RENAULT.

With a 5% larger staff, LANBI is previewing to finish middle June the

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4 new orders for RENAULT

LANBI has been recently awarded by RENAULT with 4 new orders to make the updating of several lines for a new motor model. LANBI started working for RENAULT group in 1980 and, since then, more than 100 installations have been manufactured. In this case, LANBI has to modify one assembly cell and three machining lines for crankshaft covers and cylinder

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LANBI has recently delivered 2 Automatic Palletized Lines for Ball Joint Assembly and Control for a leading Northamerican multinational company in the field. Along 15 stations the ball joint is assembled, thermal calibrated and controlled, storing all the resulting data related to each part in a PC. Finally the part is automatically palletized in boxes. By means of 6 robots, the lines are producing each 10 seconds one Front Lower Suspension Ball Joint and one Front Upper suspension Ball

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LANBI New Generation Lathes

During 2015, LANBI has developed New Generation Lathes for Ball Stud turning and burnishing, integrating Robotized handling and servocontrolled turrets for tool change.

Thanks to these upgrades, LANBI new lathes are generating big interest on Ball Joint manufacturers, being best example of it, the 3 new orders signed during second half of 2015 with Ball Joint OEM companies.

LANBI Research & Development Department is continuously optimizing the design of these machines specially focused on Ball Studs, increasing the productivity, reducing required floor space, becoming much more competitive and improving the part quality obtained working with standard

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LANBI in North America

LANBI has recently sold a Transfer machine for Outer Tie Rod housings for USA market and a Rolling Machine for Control Arms for Canada. During last three years LANBI has been awarded with Orders summing a total value of 10 Million US$ only in Northamerican market.

LANBI is Specialist in Steering and Suspension solutions for Automotives and our success in Northamerica is supported by a strong local Service Strategy with more than 30 technicians in this area.

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