Helpful for high speed, small-stock applications in which quick feed tube change-over is necessary, the Lexair Mini-Rhinobar is engineered for Swiss-Type CNC screw machines and small, fixed-head CNC lathes. The single-tube hydrodynamic bar feeder is compatible with stainless steel, titanium, platinum and MP35N materials. It can be employed to produce parts varying from plates and bone screws, to critical components for pacemakers, defibrillators and dental implants.
Similar to the company’s larger model bar feeder, this machine can assist shops in reducing noise levels while providing improved bar stock stability. Oil fills the gap between the bar stock and feed tube, acting as a noise dampening support. As the bar begins to turn, hydrodynamic forces move it toward the center of the feed tube. Centering forces are thus increased as bar speed increases. Oil flow and pressure are controlled with a one valve, which is designed for accurate bar control and minimizes vibration.
Feed tubes are available in 1/8" increments, ranging from 1/4" to 1-5/8".