Alpha 538 Automatic Magazine Bar Feeder Enables Quick Change-Overs

Originally titled 'Automatic Magazine Bar Feeders Enable Quick Change-Overs '

The Alpha 538 bar feeder from LNS is designed for sliding headstock machines and loads barstock diameters from 0.20” to 1.5” (5 mm to 38 mm).

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The Alpha 538 bar feeder from LNS is designed for sliding headstock machines and loads barstock diameters from 0.20” to 1.5” (5 mm to 38 mm). Alpha 552 is for fixed headstock machines and barstock diameters from 0.20” to 1.85” and up to maximum 2.047” diameter with bar preparation (5 mm to 52 mm).

Both bar feeders use hydrodynamic or hydrostatic oil to safely support barstock and reduce vibration transference. Exclusive LNS Quick-Change round guiding elements and pusher enable partial change-overs in less than 3 minutes and complete change-overs in less than 8 minutes.

Alpha 538 includes a Swiss safety connection featuring a telescopic tube and T-Tube liners; the LNS 3-S direct electronic headstock synchronization system; and a long pusher extension (depending on the machine configuration).

Other features standard on both bar feeders include a 11.8” wide, self-contained magazine tray for unattended and lights-out operation; easily accessible, centralized bar selection fingers adjustment; two-position hydrostatic outboard stabilizer with quick-change bushing system; automatic torque and speed adjustment; heavy-duty, self-centering remnant retraction system with torque power booster that ensures reliable, consistent bar extraction and insertion; an 18.5” Z-axis retraction system for easier spindle liner change-overs and routine machine maintenance.