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Automatic Magazine Bar Feeder Provides Quick Changeovers

Alpha 552 from LNS includes proprietary Quick-Change round guiding elements to reduce partial changeovers to 3 minutes or less, and complete changeovers to less than 8 minutes. This automatic bar feeder is designed to provide consistent bar support and reliable bar loading for fixed headstock machines. It accommodates bar stock diameters from .20" to 1.85" up to maximum 2.047" diameter with bar preparation (5 mm to 52 mm).

"Using hydrodynamic and hydrostatic oil support technology to safely guide bar stock, Alpha 552 reduces vibration transference to provide enhanced precision machining performance," said a company spokesperson.

Standard features include:

  • A high-capacity (11.8" wide) self-contained magazine tray for unattended and lights-out operation.
  • An easy to access and operate centralized bar selection adjustment.
  • Quick change guiding elements.
  • A 2-position, automatic, hydrostatic front stabilizer with quick change inserts.
  • A user-friendly touch screen HMI with prompting menu screens.
  • A heavy-duty, self-centering remnant retraction system with torque power booster.
  • 18.5" Z-axis retraction system for easier spindle liner changeovers and routine machine maintenance.
  • An extra wide, heavy-duty front leg supports critical barfeeding components for greater rigidity.

For more information contact:

LNS America, Inc.

4621 East Tech Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45245


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