LICO Machinery has been manufacturing multi-slide screw machines since 1978 (CNC cam machines until early 1990’s). LICO introduced their CNC products here in the United States in 1990 by opening its own manufacturing operations in Texas.
LICO’s Texas plant produced various specialty parts for the U.S. automotive industry. In 1996, LICO introduction the LNTS series. This series comes with 3 or 4 multi-slides and an 8 position turret allowing for overlapping of up to 5 tools at one time. The LNTS series is also offered in a 3 turret model for extensive backworking and a Y-axis model equipped with a Y-axis gang tooled cross slide for both static and live tools.
In 2005, LICO developed the LNC-D 12-position screw machine with live tools, sub-spindle, Y axis, and automatic bar feeding. Five years later in 2010, LICO introduced the LND series CNC multi-axis mill/turn centers with 4 spindle sizes, two 2-axis cross slides around the main spindle, 8 position 2-axis VDI 30 turret and a fully independent counter spindle.
Outfitted with live tooling on the turret (up to 16 live tools) the LICO LND series machines change from turning center into a machine that can handle cross drilling, tapping, slotting, and basic milling. With Y-axis on the live turret you have a double spindle turning and milling machine (both C-axis capable) with the capability of overlapping five (5) tools at once (3 cross slides and 2 turrets).
The LICO LNTS, with 3 or 4 multi-axis slides and an 8-position turret, can overlap up to five (5) tools at once. Each main turret position accepts VDI-30 live tooling with four (4) live tool holders being standard. With spindle sizes ranging from 36mm (1.4″) to 65mm (2.55″), these machines cover a wide range of applications.