10/19/2018

Consider 11 Factors Before Selecting a Bar Feeder

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This article is designed to provide a checklist for shops looking to create a matched pair between its turning machines and the feeders that provide the raw material.

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The bar feeder is perhaps the most widely used piece of automation in the metalworking industry. It has been around so long most don’t even consider it automation, especially in a world of robots, pallet shuttles and other more dramatic material handling devices.

However, the bar feeder is a critical, foundational accessory for turning operations of all stripes. The bar feeder continues to be developed and increasingly needs to be matched to an application to provide optimum efficiency.

This article, “The Biggest Bang for Your Automation Buck,” is designed to provide a checklist for shops looking to create a matched pair between its turning machines and the feeders that provide the raw material. Eleven factors, including part length, diameter, and material, should be considered when selecting the most suitable bar feeder for the shop’s needs.

Discover these 11 considerations here.

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