New watchmaking bar feeder

Bar feeder manufacturer LNS has just unveiled a device specifically designed for the watch market. The aim? To provide a reliable device of the same quality as the famous Tryton, well-known by specialists working with small diameters, but whose capacity has been limited to 7 mm. The result? The Tryton Watch Industry 107. Interview at Orvin with Gilbert Lile, CEO Europe, and Samuel Ventron, Product Department Manager.

While the bar feeder has been developed in principle for installation on new CNC machines, it also perfectly adapted to cam-type machines. In the watchmaking industry, there is a huge amount of potential. Mr Lile explained that more than two thirds of sales of the Tryton are to the watchmaking sector.
While the bar feeder has been developed in principle for installation on new CNC machines, it also perfectly adapted to cam-type machines. In the watchmaking industry, there is a huge amount of potential. Mr Lile explained that more than two thirds of sales of the Tryton are to the watchmaking sector.

The driving force behind this new product is a large group of watchmakers, keen to order more than 100 devices with a maximum capacity of 7 mm. Mr Ventron explains: “To meet this customer’s requirements, capacities of 8 to 12 mm were clearly not required.” Mr Lile adds: “Thanks to the technical modifications made and to the limitation of functionalities, the Tryton Watch Industry is offered at a price which is more than 12% lower.” For this customer, that works out as almost 15 machines equipped for the same investment as the standard Tryton.

Easy transition
Over the years, the LNS Tryton bar feeder has become a benchmark for working with small diameter bars and functionalities have been regularly added. Its level of performance and quality is widely recognised and the company set itself the goal of retaining all its benefits whilst reducing the resources needed for its acquisition. Mr Lile explains: “The difference was made by reducing the number of options and functionalities, however, the performances required by our customers have been retained.” Mr Ventron adds: “How the product is used is identical to the traditional Tryton; the control is the same.” This means no training is needed.

Main specifications of the Tryton Watch Industry

  • Adaptable: all CNC and cam-type machines
  • Capacities: from 1 to 5 or 1 to 7 mm
  • System: Tube barrel
  • Technology: hydrobar
  • Lengths: 3 m
  • Pushers: 670 mm, 870 mm

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LNS SA
2534 Orvin
Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)32 358 02 00
Fax: +41 (0)32 358 02 01
lns@lns-world.com
www.lns-europe.com
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