Minuteman 320 SE Bar Feeder for CNC Lathes

Originally titled 'Bar Feeder for CNC Lathes'

Edge Technologies’ Minuteman 320 SE, a 12-ft. magazine bar feeder, is designed for feeding round, square and hexagonal barstock into CNC lathes.

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Edge Technologies’ Minuteman 320 SE, a 12-ft. magazine bar feeder, is designed for feeding round, square and hexagonal barstock into CNC lathes. The SE (Special Edition) features a 3-mm to 26-mm bar diameter capacity with hydrodynamic quick-change polyurethane guide channels. An extruded aluminum case surrounds the bar feeder’s polyurethane guide channels, increasing strength and stability.

Dual anti-vibration devices stabilize the barstock at two critical points between the guide channel and lathe spindle maximizing RPM potential. This channel configuration is flooded with oil to create a hydrodynamic effect resulting in higher RPM with reduced noise and vibration. The remote control pendant and a Mitsubishi controller and servo drive provide the Minuteman’s motion control and functionality.

As a standard feature, the synchronization device for Swiss-type lathes employs an electromagnetic coupling, mechanically linking the lathe’s headstock’s z-axis travel to the bar feeder’s pusher to ensure synchronous movement and no loss of connection between the barstock and pusher collet.

Schlenker collets and guide bushings are also available, including a selection of fully sealed collets available for long, uninterrupted use.