The Tracer Vs-105XL, available from CNC Indexing & Feeding Technologies, is a bar loader designed for heavy bars with diameters ranging to 4 1/8" (105 mm) and lengths ranging to 72". The bar loader’s magazine rack features a maximum capacity of five bars. An external LED light bar provides a visual status of the pusher position, amount of bar remaining, notification of last bar, and flashing notification of machine or bar feeder alarms.
The touchscreen human machine interface (HMI) contains automatic system settings and a movable handheld remote controller for convenience during operation. The quick-change pusher is easily changed manually, and a top-cut optical sensor precisely measures each bar’s length and automatically adjusts, says the company. The standard rail retract system enables the bar loader to move back and away from the CNC lathe at a 45-degree angle for convenient spindle liner changes and for access to the machine’s headstock area for ease of maintenance. The PLC control is fully functional with comprehensive data bank software and interfaces with a variety of CNC lathes, the company says.