Multi-Mini Rhinobar Adds Multi-Diameter Stock Versatility

Originally titled 'Bar Feeder Adds Multi-Diameter Stock Versatility'

Lexair’s Multi Mini Rhinobar bar feeder makes multi-diameter barstock processing faster and easier with a feed tube cartridge that automatically centers and feeds three sizes of small-diameter barstock to Swiss-type CNC screw machines and sliding-head lathes.

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Lexair’s Multi Mini Rhinobar bar feeder makes multi-diameter barstock processing faster and easier with a feed tube cartridge that automatically centers and feeds three sizes of small-diameter barstock to Swiss-type CNC screw machines and sliding-head lathes. Cartridges are available in three size ranges: 0.25"/0.375"/0.5", 0.25"/0.5"/0.75" and 0.375"/0.5"/0.635", and each three-tube cartridge is enclosed in a standard aluminum barrel. The Multi Mini helps achieve maximum throughput for high production runs of automotive components, medical devices, motor shafts and other small-diameter parts. Two models are available for processing either 6- or 12-ft. barstock.

The bar feeder’s ergonomic design features an upgraded safety interlock system and includes a front swing-out mechanism for easy reloading and sub 3-minute feed tube changes. Lexair’s single-valve design controls oil flow and pressure for increased bar control, accuracy and vibration-free operation. A completely enclosed fluid recuperator keeps oil off the floor and contaminants out of the hydraulic system.

The outer barrel is a precision-extruded aluminum tube, held in place with a single clamp to further minimize barrel vibration and control Z-axis motion. A removable pendant allows the operator to control the bar feeder remotely, while a positive pusher retention system ensures high efficiency operation with minimal labor.

With an overall length of 11 ft. (3.35 m) for the 6-ft. bar model and 17 ft. (5.18 m) for the 12-ft. bar model, the Multi Mini Rhinobar’s compact size makes it suitable for small or large shops.