ecoPROFI is a Multi-Channel, Quick-Change, Magazine Bar Feed
Irco’s ecoPROFI bar-feed system is compatible with standard and Swiss-type lathes as well as machining centers and rotary transfer machines and delivers automatic, multi-sized bar feeding in an economical, small-footprint package.
Irco’s ecoPROFI bar-feed system, with sales, support and repair services provided by Lexair, is compatible with standard and Swiss-type lathes as well as machining centers and rotary transfer machines. The system delivers automatic, multi-sized bar feeding in an economical, small-footprint package suited for job shops and manufacturers looking to increase flexibility, productivity and efficiency.
The system circulates oil or coolant throughout the guide channels continuously to create a hydrodynamic effect to dampen and stabilize the bar for concentricity and spindle rotations per minute. It has 0.2” to 2” (5 mm to 50 mm) barstock capacity; a one-button guide channel change-over compared to 45 minutes or longer; three guide channels standard, expandable to six guide channels; standard lengths of 10’, 13’ and 20’ (3000, 4000 and 6000 mm); custom models available up to 33’ (10,000 mm) long and 5.1” diameter barstock; remnant retraction and ejection to the rear of barloader, and through the subspindle part unloading is also available.
Manufacturing cells are used to minimize product movement as well as materials, equipment and labor during the manufacturing process. By reducing cycle times and material handling, these cells help shops more easily meet customer demands regarding cost, quality and leadtimes.
Today, lower part volumes and frequent change-over are changing the offerings of some automation integrators. Standard, off-the-shelf components are being engineered to work together in a large variety of applications and, in some cases, are even portable so they can be moved from machine tool to machine tool.
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