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.
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