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Both bar feeders feature a remote with a built-in setup wizard to make programming jobs easier. The wizard automatically adjusts all mechanical setup functions. For customers with compatible lathes, their direct connect feature eliminates setup programming for repeat jobs.
The bar feeders are servodriven. The ML-565 has 5-mm to 65-mm bar diameter capacity and the ML-580 has 5-mm to 80-mm capacity. A larger model, the ML-5102, handles bars to 102 mm in diameter and shares many of the same features as the other models.
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For Idex Health and Science, manufacturing glass components was time-consuming on a VMC. Switching to an HMC with a Cluster Tower vise with DoveLock jaws from Kurt Manufacturing enabled more stable, lights-out machining.