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Automatic Bar Loader Provides Visual Status of Bars at a Glance

Automatic Bar Loader Provides Visual Status of Bars at a Glance

The operator-friendly HMI display system is on a touchscreen and contains automatic system settings and a movable hand-held remote controller.

The TRACER Vs-105XL available from CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies is a bar loader designed for heavy bars and will be exhibited at IMTS 2016 in booth S-9092. The TRACER can handle up to 4-1/8-in. diameter bars up to 72 in. long. The bar loader’s magazine rack has a maximum capacity of 5 bars at 4-1/8 in. (105mm) diameter. The patented external LED light bar provides a visual status of pusher position, amount of bar remaining, notification of last bar, and flashing notification of machine or bar feeder alarms.  This feature is standard on all CNC Indexing short loaders and magazine bar feeders.

The operator-friendly HMI display system is on a touchscreen and contains automatic system settings and a movable hand-held remote controller for convenience during operation. The quick-change pusher is easily changed manually without any tools. A top-cut optical sensor precisely measures each bar’s length and automatically adjusts. The standard rail retract system allows the bar loader to move back and away from the CNC lathe at a 45-deg. angle for convenient spindle liner changes and access to the machine’s headstock area for ease of maintenance. The Vs-105XL’s PLC control is fully functional with comprehensive data bank software and perfectly interfaces with any CNC lathe.

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