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New Compact 8-80 mm Magazine Bar Feeder

Edge Technologies introduces the Commander 8-80, a magazine bar feeder that features an 8-80 mm diameter capacity range for automatically feeding round, square, hexagonal and shaped bar stock into CNC lathes. The space-saving Commander 8-80 comes standard with a touchscreen interface and hand-held pendant.

The new Commander 8-80 is a compact, economically priced, magazine-style bar feeder that features an 8-80 mm bar diameter capacity range for feeding 12-foot and 6-foot length round, square, hexagonal and shaped bar stock into fixed headstock CNC lathes. "With a large magazine capacity allowing for long unattended operation, the Commander 8-80 combines the advantages of automatic bar loading with a small footprint and an affordable price tag," said an Edge Technologies spokesperson.

The loading storage capacity is 406 mm (16.0") deep. Bars are loaded from the front of the bar feeder. Large diameter bars are lowered into the channel area with a "soft-load" device. Material is then guided into the lathe within urethane channels, eliminating the potential for marring of the bars surface. Bar stock with lengths up to 3,800 mm (12'6") can be loaded by the Commander 8-80. With the newly designed oil-filled channel sets, changeovers are completed within minutes and allow for quiet operation. The robust design of the main beam and support stands are resistant to flex, allowing vibration from bent bars to be at a minimum. An oversized front steady eliminates harmonics as the material is transferred from the bar feeder to the lathe.

The Commander 8-80 features a 7.0" touchscreen control with a 500-part program storage. A hand-held controller is standard for making set-ups and changeovers effortless. The newly updated electronic package comes with native Ethernet I/P support. Some additional features are feeding to a stop or position, and operation with sub-spindle mode.

For more information contact:

Rick Bauer

Vice President

Edge Technologies

11600 Adie Rd.

Maryland Heights, MO 63043


IMTS South Building, Level 3

Booth 338440

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