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Bar Feeding

Enhance Efficiency and Productivity with CNC Bar Feeder

In the world of machining, efficiency and productivity are crucial for meeting production targets and staying competitive. One key component that plays a vital role in achieving these goals is the CNC bar feeder. Designed specifically for lathe operations, a CNC bar feeder automates the process of loading and feeding raw material into the lathe, minimising downtime, and maximising efficiency.

Bar Feeding

CNC Bar Feeder

A CNC bar feeder is a mechanical device that is integrated with a lathe machine to automate the feeding of bar stock. Bar stock, typically made of metal, is a long cylindrical material that serves as the raw material for lathe operations. The bar feeder holds a bundle of bars, typically ranging in length from a few feet to several feet, and feeds them one by one into the lathe for machining.
At Arrow MPS, we are a trusted name in the industry and can provide components for all types of functions. We make use of state-of-the-art techniques and can cater to your CNC bar feeder requirements for significant reduction in manual labour.

The Benefits of the Bar Feeder Lathe

  • CNC bar feeder lowers manual labour and increased productivity. In manual operations, an operator would need to load each individual bar into the lathe manually, resulting in significant downtime between machining operations. With a bar feeder, the process becomes automated, allowing for continuous machining without interruptions. This not only increases productivity but also frees up operators to focus on other value-added tasks.
  • A bar feeder lathe improves the overall efficiency of the lathe operation. The bar feeder can be programmed to feed the exact length of the bar required for each machining operation, minimising material waste. Additionally, it ensures consistent and accurate bar feeding, resulting in precise and repeatable machining outcomes. The elimination of manual bar handling also reduces the risk of errors and improves workplace safety.
  • Another significant advantage of a CNC bar feeder is its versatility. It can handle various types of bar stock materials, such as steel, aluminium, brass, and even plastic. The bar feeder can accommodate different bar diameters and lengths, making it suitable for a wide range of machining applications. This flexibility allows manufacturers to adapt to changing production requirements and easily switch between different materials and bar sizes.

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The CNC bar feeder is an essential component of any lathe operation. The precise and consistent feeding ensures accurate and repeatable machining outcomes while minimising material waste. The versatility of a bar feeder enables manufacturers to handle various materials and bar sizes, adapting to changing production needs. At Arrow MPS, we have a wealth of experience and can provide components that increase efficiency of your process. Get in touch with us to learn more.