Minimag 20 Bar Feeder

The FMB Minimag 20 is an automatic bar loading magazine feeder for processing bars in the diameter range of 2-20 mm in lengths from 6’ to 14’ on CNC lathes.

Equipped with a Swiss-type headstock synchronization device, peck drilling and threading on small diameter bars is simple and done with high-tolerances.

To increase the productivity on your Swiss type lathe, the Minimag 20 is a smart choice.

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Specifications: Minimag 20

  • Bar diameter capacity: 2 mm to 20 mm (.078” to .787”)
  • Automatic loading magazine — 7 linear inches of rack capacity
  • Polyurethane guide channel system — noise & vibration dampening
  • Ultra quick change guide channels and pusher —10 minute full changeover, 3 minute changeover within same channel set
  • Hydrodynamic support via high volume oil flow into channels
  • Omron motion control — dependable and user friendly, allows easy bar feeder parameter changes
  • Bearing block steady rest. Super rigid design is mounted to base of the machine to provide maximum support of bar stock and pusher
  • Separate floor mounted electric cabinet isolates electronics from vibration

Standard Features

  • (1) Guide channel set to be chosen by customer. Several sizes to choose from, each handling a specific stock range. See chart on next page. (spindle liner required if channel set is not lathe’s max capacity)
  • (1) Universal telescoping front nose and (1) nose I.D. liner specific to pusher
  • (1) O.D. bar stock collet (to be chosen by customer, specific collet needed for each stock diameter)
  • Swiss headstock synchronization device
  • Automatic remnant retraction, self centering gripper
  • Custom lathe cable and interface plugs
  • Polyurethane bushing blocks (2 pieces)
Technical Specifications
Bar diameter capacity-no bar preparation:2 mm to 20 mm (.078” to .787”)
Bar diameter capacity-with bar preparation:2 mm to 23 mm (.078” to .905”)
Maximum bar length:3800 mm (12 feet 5 inches)
Minimum bar length:1000 mm (39.400”)
Maximum remnant length:420 mm (16.540”)
Magazine rack capacity:7”
Bar loading cycle time:25 seconds for 12 foot bar
Material straightness specification:.007” TIR/foot of material (V blocks, 3 points equidistant)
Feed force (pusher torque):max 300 N, adjustable
Forward feed rate:710 inches/minute max, adjustable
Return feed rate:1420 inches/ minute max, adjustable
Power consumption:1.5 kW - (2 kVA)
Operating voltage:230V/60Hz 3-phase
Control voltage:24V DC
Oil capacity:50 liters (13.2 gallons)
Oil viscosity:ISO 100 cST
Compressed air supply:6 bar (90 psi)
Compressed air consumption:approx. 4 liters per loading cycle
Machine weight (without oil):1,650 lbs
Guide Channel Sets Pusher Diameter Minimum Bar Size Maximum Bar
Max. Bar Size With Front
Remnant Expulsion *
Ø 7 mm 7 mm 2 mm (.078”) 6.4 mm (.250”) 7 mm (.275”)
Ø 10 mm 10 mm 3 mm (.118”) 8 mm (.315”) 10 mm (.393”)
Ø 13 mm 13 mm 3 mm (.118”) 11.1 mm (.437”) 13 mm (.511”)
Ø 15 mm 15 mm 5 mm (.196”) 13 mm (.511”) 15 mm (.590”)
Ø 18 mm 18 mm 6.5 mm (.255”) 16 mm (.630”) 18 mm (.708”)
Ø 20 mm 20 mm 8 mm (.315”) 18 mm (.708”) 20 mm (.787”)
Ø 22 mm 22 mm 8 mm (.315”) 20 mm (.787”) 22 mm (.866”)
Ø 23 mm 23 mm 10 mm (.393”) 20 mm (.787”) 23 mm (.905”)
Edge Minimag 20 Technical Specifications

Features: Minimag 20

Quick Change Guide Channels

Polyurethane guide channels offer quick changeover to different bar stock. Within minutes, bar feeder is converted to new channel set.

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A mechanical gripping device is used to both insert the new bar into the bar stock collet and to extract the remnant.

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Bar Stock Alignment Guides

The design of the material guides on the storage table efficiently keeps the bars separate and yet are simple and easy to adjust for different material sizes.

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Block Steady Rest

This device guides the round and profiled bar material between the guide channel and the lathe.

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Swiss Headstock Sync

The gripper device holds and inserts the new bar into the bar collet and is also used to extract the remnant.

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Touch Screen Control

Easy options guarantee the interaction between the bar feeder and the CNC lathe. Parameters are clearly shown on the text display.

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