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Kitagawa Europe has launched the Master 80 HF, a new-generation IEMCA bar feeder that accommodates stock measuring between 15mm and 80mm in diameter as well as hexagonal and square section profiles.

The new feeder, the latest addition to the company’s range of work-handling systems, is designed to provide automatic operation with a range of bar sizes.

Its design also enables a single-sized guide channel to be used throughout its capacity range, allowing machine changeovers to be completed within 60 seconds.

With a number of design features, the new Master 80 HF is suitable for production operations involving more than one job change per day.

Its extreme torsional and longitudinal rigidity is complemented by a hydrodynamic pusher, which is supported by two pairs of self-adjusting rollers to further minimise vibration.

The unit’s two-part front bush accurately guides the bar between the feeder and the lathe and can be changed in less than 30 seconds.

The replacement of the loader’s fully enclosed guide channels can be completed without tools in less than two minutes.

Manufacturing throughput is further enhanced by the Master 80 HF’s axial shift mechanism, which provides fast access to the machine tool for maintenance and adjustment.

Fully automatic in operation – with all working parameters and magazine adjustments controlled by defining the required bar diameter on the handheld control panel – the feeder incorporates remnant retrieval and management on all models.

Single-plane (MP-type) units provide 320mm of rack space and are offered in four variants to suit maximum bar lengths of 2.3m, 3.3m, 3.8m and 4.3m.

F-type feeders accommodate up to 2.5 tonnes of bundled raw material and can be supplied in an extended-length version capable of handling bars up to 6.3m long.

A multi-rack (P-type) model is also available, which provides 1,800mm of rack space to cater for extended periods of unattended running and ‘lights-out’ manufacturing operations.

Manufacturers of the world’s most popular chuck, for over half a century the Kitagawa philosophy has been: to provide the manufacturing industry with a wide range of top quality products and maintain an uncompromising commitment to customer support and satisfaction.

Kitagawa Europe offers unparalleled ranges of Chucks, NC Rotary Tables and machine vises; the IEMCA range of short, long and multi-spindle barfeeders and the Automata gantry loader; Scandmist mist and dust filtration systems; together with the ability to provide customised workholding solutions and all backed by Kitagawa’s excellent warranty and service. 

Kitagawa the complete workholding solution.

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