Production Machining

AUG 2018

Production Machining - Your access to the precision machining industrial buyer.

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IMTS PRODUCTS :: 69 Magazine Bar Feeder Eases Unattended, Lights-Out Production LNS America Inc. | South Building, Level 3, Booth 338586 LNS America's GT 112-E automatic magazine bar feeder has been designed for sliding headstock machines running unattended or lights-out production using small bar stock with diameters ranging from 0.8 to 12.7 mm. A dual, U-shaped guiding channel system, a sectional cover and a self-centering bar clamping system match the entire diameter range of the lathe. A single pitch screw magazine keeps small bars separated for consistent and reliable bar loading. Two versions are available, one for bars measuring 12 ft. 2" and another for bars measuring 6 ft. 6". Setup is quick and involves inputting bar diameter, feed-out length and guiding element diameter into a handheld, touch- screen remote control (HMI). The bar feeder automatically sets pushing torque, forward speed and feeding length. Other features include electro- mechanical headstock synchronization of barstock; a safety joint pipe spindle reduction system that contains the bar and eliminates the need for spindle liners; a magazine tray that holds up to 30 bars with diameters of 7 mm or less, and 15 bars with diameters larger than 7 mm; and a compact design to take up less floor space. An optional 400-mm Z-axis bar feeder retraction system enables simpler maintenance access.

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