[MASON, OH – JUNE 2019] The large-capacity TRACER 65V/80V Hydrodynamic Magazine Bar Feeder from CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies can accommodate bars up to 12′ long in diameters from 10mm – 65mm and, following a simple channel change, up to 80mm in diameter. The feeder holds multiple bars, depending on the diameter size. For example, it can hold 36 bars that are 10mm in diameter.
Large-diameter bar stock typically requires the use of loaders that can handle only 4′ and 5′ lengths, limiting productivity in long-term or lights-out operations. The TRACER hydrodynamic system, however, balances clamping action and oil pressure to hold and feed larger-diameter bars up to 12′ long securely and precisely, providing an economical solution for long production runs.
The new 65V/80V bar feeder is engineered for users of fixed- and sliding-headstock CNC lathes who need to feed production-run quantities of long, large-diameter bar stock. An operator can adjust the machine quickly for different bar sizes without any tools, and fast changes of guide channels increase throughput while minimizing changeover and setup times. Torque force and speed are easily adjustable to assure consistent feeding. In addition, all TRACER bar feeders feature the patented TRACER external blue light display that provides visual monitoring of bar status and alarms.
Jessica Presutto, National Sales Manager of CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies said, “The TRACER 65V/80V Hydrodynamic Magazine Bar Feeder enables manufacturers to economically feed larger-diameter bar in extended production runs on both fixed headstock and sliding headstock lathes. CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies continually improves its hydrodynamic magazine bar feeder technology to increase its usefulness for the production turning industry.”