Short Bar Loader promotes CNC lathe automation.

Press Release Summary:

Rebel 102 Servo SE features 8-102 mm dia capacity for feeding round, square, and hexagonal bar stock into CNC lathe spindles. Magazine capacity (30 in. deep) allows for extended periods of unattended operation. While processing bar, lack of contact between bar stock and loading magazine enables high-speed machining. Servo-driven auto bar loading system accepts bar stock with lengths from 6-60 in., and feed force is automatically set by controller after touchscreen control input.

Original Press Release:

Edge Technologies Introduces New Rebel 102 Servo SE Bar Loader For The CNC Lathe Automation Marketplace at IMTS Booth # A-8435

ST. LOUIS, MO - The new Rebel 102 Servo SE is a compact, economically priced short bar loader that features an 8-102mm diameter capacity range for feeding round, square and hexagonal bar stock into CNC lathe spindles. With a large magazine capacity allowing for long unattended operation, the Rebel combines the advantages of servo-driven auto bar loading with a small footprint and an affordable price tag. While processing the bar there is no contact between the bar stock and the loading magazine, so high speed machining is possible with the use of a properly sized lathe spindle liner.

The loading storage capacity is 760 mm (30") deep. The inclination of the storage table can be adjusted to give the loader a "soft-load" effect for large diameter bars. Bars are loaded from the rear of the bar feeder. Bar stock with lengths of 152mm (6") - 1520mm (60") can be loaded. The maximum bar length is determined by the spindle length of the lathe and the chucking package. The bar stock is loaded into the main spindle of the lathe by a linear feed mechanism with a toothed belt and servomotor. This allows for the feeding of the bar stock into position without the use of a fixed bar stop.

Feed force is automatically set by the controller after the bar diameter is entered into the conversational touch screen control. The user-friendly multi-line display and operation station includes all needed information to allow rapid setting and productive operation of the loading process. The operator enters the bar diameter and part length, the Rebel automatically adjusts the parameters for loading, feedout, and bar change. The Rebel 102 Servo SE runs entirely on electricity, no shop air is required.

New bar positioning can be attained without the use of a dead stop. The multifaceted software features fixed piece feedout to the correct length. It also includes a shaft loading option as well as a sub-spindle "feed-on-the-fly" option with a "return and wait" pusher feature. The Rebel 102 Servo SE can store up to 20 standard setup parameters.

Spindle liner changeover is accomplished very quickly by the open architecture design of the top cover and special "swing out" style pusher carriage. Axial shift is not necessary to change spindle liners. An axial shift option can be added to allow for maintenance access to the back of the lathe spindle. The Axial Track can be configured for X or Z-axis movement.

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' product lines include: sales and service in North America for the full line of FMB Bar Feeders, new Edge Technologies' bar feeders, as well as potential future product offerings. For more information visit:

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