Press Release Summary:
Designed for feeding round, square, and hexagonal bar stock into CNC lathes, 12 ft Minuteman 320 SE is equipped with hydrodynamic quick-change polyurethane guide channels. Dual anti-vibration devices stabilize bar stock at 2 critical points between guide channel and lathe spindle, maximizing rpm potential. Synchronization device employs electro-magnetic coupling, mechanically linking headstock's z-axis travel to bar feeder's pusher to ensure synchronous movement.
Original Press Release:
Edge Technologies Introduces Minuteman 320 SE Bar Feeder at IMTS Booth #A-8435
ST. LOUIS, MO - The Minuteman 320 SE, an economically priced 12' magazine bar feeder. The Minuteman features a 3-20mm diameter capacity designed for feeding round, square and hexagonal bar stock into CNC lathes.
The Minuteman is equipped with hydrodynamic quick-change polyurethane guide channels. The channel is flooded with oil to create a hydrodynamic effect resulting in higher RPM with reduced noise and vibration. Steel ribbing added to the Minuteman's polyurethane guide channels increases strength and stability, making these guide channels best in class.
Dual anti-vibration devices stabilize the bar stock at two critical points between the guide channel and lathe spindle maximizing RPM potential. Its adjustable roller design provides superior support and easy set up of all bar diameters without the cost of multiple bearing blocks.
As a standard feature on the Minuteman 320 SE, the synchronization device for Swiss style lathes employs an electro-magnetic coupling, mechanically linking the lathes headstock's z-axis travel to the bar feeder's pusher to ensure synchronous movement and no loss of connection between the bar stock and collet-pusher.
The Minuteman 320 SE features the convenience of an easy-to-use remote control pendant with a Mitsubishi control and servo drive that provides the Minuteman's motion control and functionality.
A two-pusher design drastically reduces the overall length of the unit by as much as 4 feet. A short pusher pre-feeds the bar then retracts; a second full-length pusher lowers into position to continue the feeding process.
At their national technical center headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Edge Technologies will not only stock bar feeders, but provide full-service technical support, service in the field, and order desk capabilities for their stock of parts and accessories. Installations and training will round out Edge Technologies' offerings.
Edge Technologies; a Division of Hydromat Inc. is a leading productivity solutions provider to the precision metal working industry. Edge Technologies has extensive experience and a history of success and innovation demonstrated by 20 years providing bar feeder and lathe automation solutions, including over 5300 successful installations of magazine bar feeders in the North American marketplace.
Edge Technologies' Minuteman 320 SE, a economically priced 12' magazine bar feeder. The Minuteman features a 3-20mm diameter capacity, quick-change polyurethane guide channels, hand-held pendant and a Swiss synchronization device.