L & R was pleased to be a part of Okuma’s presence at IMTS held in Chicago from September 8th – 13th. Okuma came into our facility earlier in the year and conducted a photo shoot that resulted in two large banners that became part of the Okuma booth. One was of Clay touting the virtues of the Flexibility of our Okuma Palletace / Fastems Flexible Manufacturing System. The second banner featured Chris Ferguson of L & R and Dan Harris of Morris South, our Okuma distributor, promoting that relationship. It was the fourth largest show in IMTS history with registration of 114,147 people representing 112 countries. We would like thank Okuma for the exposure and were proud to have such prominent spots in their booth at IMTS.

We have added to our 5 axis offerings with an Okuma MB 56 VA – High Column Vertical Mill which allows us to utilize a larger Tsudakoma trunnion table. It adapts an extremely rigid double column structure and Okuma’s Thermal Friendly Concept to allow for unrivaled dimensional stability over long, continuous runs. It is equipped with the 30 h.p. 15,000 rpm Integral Motor Spindle, full five axis index capability, 41 x 22 x 18 travels, 1,574 ipm, 40 taper, 32 tool changer with bidirectional spindle cooling.

We have also added to our surface grinding capabilities with a Chevalier FSG 3A Semi-automatic grinder. It is high precision with a 12 x 24 table and paper filtration for the coolant and a Blanchard Grinder Model # 18, which is a 42” diameter machine, to better accommodate our in house expedited deliveries.