Video: Bar Puller for CNC Lathe
Automation doesn’t have to be intricate. This video shows a simple device for automating the operation of a CNC lathe.
Automation doesn’t have to involve an intricate or complex system. This video from Royal Products shows the operation of an automatic bar puller—a device that essentially enables a CNC lathe to grip and stage the workpiece for its next machining cycle.
More on the company’s bar pullers here.
More thoughts on automation here.
As demonstrated at this Cincinnati-area shop, machines that both mill and turn shine brightest when workpieces are massive.
The additional rotary milling axis on these machines allows them to complete many types of complex parts in a single setup, but these machines have gained a reputation for being difficult to program. Today’s CAM software, however, eases the programming challenge significantly.
Turning hardened materials to grinding-like accuracies takes the right combination of part, machine and process parameters.