Turbo 5-55 Bar Feeder

The FMB Turbo 5-55, available in 6' or 12' configurations, is an automatic bar feeder for processing bars in the diameter range of 5-55mm and in lengths up to 3200mm, 3800mm, or 4200mm on machine tools.

Quick change polyurethane guide channels allow for quiet operation at high RPM while feeding round, square or hex bar stock.

The Turbo 5-55, 5-65, and 8-80 are compatible with all kinds of fixed headstock lathes. Swiss type synchronization device is also available.

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Specifications: Turbo 5-55

  • Bar diameter capacity: 5 mm to 55 mm (.196” to 2.165”)
  • Automatic loading magazine — 11 linear inches of rack capacity
  • Double pusher, space saving design
  • Polyurethane guide channel system — noise & vibration dampening
  • Quick change guide channels and pusher
  • Hydrodynamic support via high volume oil flow into channels
  • Bosch motion control — dependable and user friendly, allows easy bar feeder parameter changes with remote pendant
  • 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 page 36. (spindle liner required if channel set is not lathe’s max capacity)
  • (1) Universal hard nose and (1) nose I.D. liner specific to pusher
  • (1) O.D. barstock collet (to be chosen by customer)
  • Automatic remnant retraction, self centering gripper
  • Custom lathe cable and interface plugs
  • Outboard roller steady rest—quick adjust system and super rigid design. Mounted to base of machine to provide maximum support of bar stock and pusher
  • 48 part program memory storage
Technical Specifications
Bar diameter capacity-no bar preparation:5 mm to 51 mm (.196” to 2.000”)
Bar diameter capacity-with bar preparation: 5 mm to 55 mm (.196” to 2.165”)
Maximum bar length: 3800 mm (12 feet 5 inches)
Minimum bar length:1000 mm (39.400”)
Maximum remnant length:530 mm (20.800”)
Magazine rack capacity:11”
Magazine rack angle:adjustable 6-20°
Bar loading cycle time:35 seconds for 12-foot bar
Material straightness specification:.007” TIR/foot of material (V blocks, 3 points equidistant)
Feed force (pusher torque):max 750 N, adjustable
Forward feed rate:2360 inches/minute max, adjustable
In-feed rate:0-1650 inches/minute max, adjustable
Power consumption:1.5 kW - (2 kVA)
Operating voltage:230V/60Hz 3-phase
Control voltage:24V DC
Oil capacity:80 liters (22 gallons)
Oil viscosity:ISO 150 cST
Compressed air supply:6 bar (90 psi)
Compressed air consumption:approx. 10 liters per loading cycle
Machine weight (without oil):6,160 lbs
Guide Channel Sets Pusher Diameter Minimum Bar Size Maximum Bar Size Max. Bar Size With Front Remnant Expulsion *
Ø 15 mm 15 mm 5 mm (.196”) 13 mm (.511”) 15 mm (.590”)
Ø 20 mm 20 mm 6 mm (.236”) 17.5 mm (.688”) 20 mm (.787”)
Ø 25 mm 25 mm 10 mm (.393”) 23 mm (.906”) 25 mm (.984”)
Ø 32 mm 32 mm 10 mm (.393”) 29 mm (1.141”) 32 mm (1.259”)
Ø 36 mm 36 mm 12.7 mm (.500”) 33 mm (1.299”) 36 mm (1.417”)
Ø 38 mm 37 or 38 mm 12.7 mm (.500”) 35 mm (1.378”) 38 mm (1.500”)
Ø 42 mm 42 mm 17 mm (.669”) 38.5 mm (1.515”) 42 mm (1.653”)
Ø 45 mm 45 mm 19 mm (.750”) 42 mm (1.653”) 45 mm (1.771”)
Ø 51 mm 51 mm 25.4 mm (1.000”) 48.7 mm (1.917”) 51 mm (2.007”)
Ø 55 mm 55 mm 25.4 mm (1.000”) 51 mm (2.000”) 55 mm (2.165”)
FMB Turbo 5-55 Technical Specifications

Features: Turbo 5-55

Roller Steady Rest

This device guides the bar stock between the lathe and bar feeder. Rollers or blocks provide the ideal guiding of round or profiled material.

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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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Loading Functions

See a graphic describing the loading, bar separation, and processing functions of the FMB line.

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Guide Channel

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

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Swiss Headstock Sync

The headstock synchronization device allows the Turbo 3-26 to be compatible with fast moving, sliding headstock lathes.

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Quick Change Guide Channels

The guide channel can be changed quickly and easily in about 10 minutes to accommodate other bar stock diameters.

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