Advanta Industries Takes Delivery on New Tube and Flat Sheet Processing Machine from BLM Group USA

Wixom, MI—BLM GROUP USA (, a global leader in the manufacture of tube processing equipment, has announced the sale of its LC5 laser tube and flat sheet processing machine to Advanta Industries, Petersburg, MI. The LC5 will be housed at Advanta's Manning, SC facility. The sale was announced by Jeff Ahrstrom, President and COO, of BLM GROUP USA.

Advanta Industries specializes in material handling applications. The company designs and manufactures returnable steel racks and offers custom packaging systems using totes, bulk bins, and steel containers. The company recently announced major manufacturing expansion to its Manning facility and the LC5 will be an integral part of that expansion. The company currently uses the LT Fiber, fiber laser tube processing system from BLM GROUP at its Michigan facility.

The compact LC5, equipped with powers up to 5kW is the only high production machine with automatic loading and unloading that can process both tube and flat sheet in a single machine. Switching from tube to sheet is fast, adding fabricating flexibility. The LC5 can handle bar up to 21 ft. in length and tube to 4.75 in. dia. The processing of sheet metal is fully automatic and allows for sheet up to 5 ft. x 10 ft. The fiber laser is ideal for cutting both mild steel and highly reflective materials such as stainless steel and for aluminum...

According to Ahrstrom, "Our relationship with Advanta goes back several years. The investment they have made in the LC5 is just another testament to the strength of that relationship."

BLM GROUP is a global leader in tube processing solutions. Its product line includes laser cutting, cold sawing, bending, end-machining, as well as wire bending machines. With more than 50 years of tube experience and thousands of applications, the BLM GROUP is a leader in the manufacture of tube fabrication equipment.


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