If you’re looking for cost-effective ways to increase the productivity of your CNC operations — and who isn’t — a bar feeder may be just the solution you’re looking for. While automatic CNC bar feeders aren’t a necessity, they’ll sure make things easier for your machinists. Bar feeders provide a simple, dependable means of automatically […]
Bar Feeders Blog Archives
Bar feeders are the most common automation accessory in our world of high volume turning. They are optional pieces of support equipment that allow barstock to be automatically loaded into a CNC lathe. Bar feeders reliably deliver material to the machine tool for extended periods of time, and more advanced bar feeders can be left unattended so that a CNC turning center can operate lights-out for an entire shift or more.
The most basic purpose of a bar feeder is to keep an operator from having to constantly monitor and feed stock into a machine. In addition, each process can be completed faster since loading is now automated.
Bar feeders have many nuances from one to another to make them more suitable to certain shop environments. They differ in size and capacity, both in terms of footprint and the diameter and type of stock they support. It is important to find the right bar feeder for your project. Check out our articles below for frequently asked questions about bar feeders and information about the different models we offer.
CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies is pleased to introduce the new TRACER 12′ Minibar hydrodynamic magazine bar feeder. The economical and efficient TRACER 12′ Minibar feeder is engineered to feed bar stock diameters from 0.8mm to 12mm and up to 12′ in length. It is an ideal solution for manufacturers with fixed headstock and Swiss-type […]
Shops that need to load large-diameter bar stock typically use of loaders that can only handle only 4′ and 5′ lengths. Unfortunately, this limits their capabilities for long-term or lights out operations. At CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies, we offer a large-capacity bar feeder series that can accommodate bars up to 12′ long from 10mm […]
Bar feeders are one of the most common machine tool accessories in any production turning job shop to automate material delivery and save time and labor costs. At CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies, we offer a wide selection of bar feeders, including 6’ to 12’ hydrodynamic magazine bar feeders and pneumatic and servo style short […]
The team at CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies had a great week at IMTS 2018, and we want to thank everyone who came to see us at Booth #339092! As the record-breaking numbers of attendees and exhibitors prove, the American manufacturing industry is alive and thriving! We’re proud to be a part of this great […]
CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies is proud to introduce the new TRACER 65V/80V Hydrodynamic Magazine Bar Feeder at IMTS 2018, Booth #339092! The TRACER 65V/80V is able to feed bar diameters from 10mm to 65mm, but with a simple channel set change, it is able to hold 80mm bar diameter, up to 12’ in length. […]
CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies offers a full complement of bar loaders and bar feeders for fixed and sliding headstock production turning machines. We supply short loaders and bar feeders up to 4” capacity. All bar feeders and short loaders come standard with the patented Tracer LED side light system to visually track where the […]
Adding unmanned production capabilities to your CNC lathe is one of the best ways to increase production without increasing labor costs. CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies offers TRACER short bar loaders in both pneumatic and servo styles to do just that. Pneumatic Short Bar Loader The pneumatic style short bar loader is an economical way […]
The efficiency and performance of manufacturing equipment and machinery depend largely upon the machine tools accessories your shop utilizes. Some of the most common accessories used for manufacturing improvement are Gantry Loading Systems, bar feeders, rotary tables and high-pressure coolant systems. Below, we cover why these are the top 4 machine tool accessories to make […]
The 9th Precision Machining Technology Show kicks off next week, and CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies is looking forward to seeing you there! PMTS 2017 will be April 25-27 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. CNC Indexing will be at Booth #247 with a wide range of machine tool accessories! At Our […]