LVD Group’s Sheet Metal Working Laser Machines
With a new generation of metal-working machines featuring an advanced touch screen graphical user interface on select models of its laser cutting systems, the protection of this unique software technology took on top level priority for LVD’s global operations. The LVD software introduces a major advance in machine performance, accomplishing both routine and complex cutting operations quickly and efficiently with minimal operator’s input.
WIBU-SYSTEMSWIBU-SYSTEMS AG, a privately held company founded by Oliver Winzenried and Marcellus Buchheit in 1989, is an innovative security technology leader in the global software licensing market. In its mission to offer the most secure, unique, and highly versatile technology, Wibu-Systems has developed CodeMeter, a comprehensive, award-winning suite of hardware and software-based solutions for computers, embedded systems, mobile devices, PLCs, and microcontrollers that incorporates internationally patented processes dedicated to protecting the integrity of digital assets. Through its motto “Perfection in Protection, Licensing and Security”, Wibu-Systems safeguards the intellectual property of software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers against illicit and fraudulent use, reverse engineering and tampering attacks, sabotage and espionage actions, while generating new digital business models fully integrated with ERP, CRM, and e-commerce platforms.
Equipment & Machinery
The LVD Group is a leading manufacturer of a comprehensive range of sheet metal/plate working machine tools and software solutions, including laser cutting systems, punch presses, press brakes, guillotine shears and mid-level automation systems, integrated and supported by its CADMAN® PC based Windows® compatible software.
- CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
LVD opted for CodeMeter from Wibu-Systems to prevent reverse engineering and hacking of its latest proprietary laser cutting software, Touch-L. The decision was the continuation of a long-standing relationship based upon confidence and proven results. Wibu-Systems’ technology allows LVD to integrate all security mechanisms into a single solution, ensuring that all LVD partners profit from the increase in performance.
- DATA COLLECTED
- SOLUTION TYPE
- SOLUTION MATURITY
Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
- OPERATIONAL IMPACT
Impact #1 [Efficiency Improvement - Productivity]
Higher productivity and faster growth, fostered by hack-free market records and a software dongle replacement rate as low as 0.1% in installations around the world
Impact #2 [Efficiency Improvement - Operation]
Operational efficiency is improved with Wibu Systems server-client floating license model, enhancing management workflow and remote update of licenses. during polls.
- QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
- USE CASES
Factory Operations Visibility & IntelligenceVisualizing factory operations data is a challenge for many manufacturers today. One of the IIoT initiatives some manufacturers are pursuing today is providing real-time visibility in factory operations and the health of machines. The goal is to improve manufacturing efficiency. The challenge is in combining and correlating diverse data sources that greatly vary in nature, origin, and life cycle. Factory Operations Visibility and Intelligence (FOVI) is designed to collect sensor data generated on the factory floor, production-equipment logs, production plans and statistics, operator information, and to integrate all this and other related information in the cloud. In this way, it can be used to bring visibility to production facilities, analyze and predict outcomes, and support better decisions for improvements.