IEMCA claims it has improved the performance of its KID 80 short bar magazine to keep pace with the higher functionality of modern CNC turning centres. The company says the magazine is suitable for feeding stock between 5 and 80mm in diameter and from 250 to 1,615mm long. It integrates with fixed or sliding head CNC turning machines and is also suitable for feeding cam-operated lathes.
The company points out a notable design improvement that avoids the need for the bar pusher to move during component transfer between the main and sub spindles. Another feature is the ability to load a new bar while the last part is being machined.