Some of the Laser Machines that Amada marketed here in the US:
- LC 644, LC667 with 6M and 11M controls and Spectra 971 and 820 lasers
- LCF machines with 11M (?) controls and SP 820, other lasers.
- Optimo 5-axis gantry system with Roboprima CRG 306 control and Coherent EFA-51 or Arrow laser.
- LC644, 667 w/11M, 0M controls and PRC lasers
- LCE machines with 0L controls and PRC lasers(?) or Fanuc lasers.
- LCV machines
- Pulsar and Altair machines with the series 16L controls and Fanuc lasers
- Also the above with 160iL controls
- LCM with 16 series control and Fanuc laser
- FO series (aka Gemini)
- Japan’s 5-axis machine (aka Theta)
The Amada companies
These are the Amada companies that I worked for:
- U.S. Amada, a company selling Amada’s fabricating equipment.
- Amada Laser Systems, which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of U.S. Amada, created by taking the laser people from U.S. Amada and a laser research group from Amada Service. It only lasted a few years. Research was disbanded, Optimo went to Service, and the rest went back to U.S. Amada.
- Amada Service, a sister company of U.S. Amada that provided parts and service for Amada’s machines.
- U.S. Amada was later renamed as Amada America.
U.S. Sonoike marketed CNC chipmaking equipment, and shared Amada’s showroom at various times. I never worked for them.
Amada Cutting Technologies marketed Amada’s bandsaws and blades. I never worked for them.