About the Sherline Pneumatic Bar Feeder
Our bar feeder system was designed to work with our Accu-Pro Turn Ball Screw Chucker Lathe, our standard Chucker Lathe, and our Ball Screw Lathe with the 3C Headstock in conjunction with our 3C Lever Collet Closer. The addition of the bar feeder to our chucker lathe turns our CNC chucker lathe into a fully automated system.
The bar feeder is designed to hold a 3’ (91cm) length of stock (which is the standard for today’s bar feeders) and a maximum stock diameter of 1/2″ (13mm). This stock length will also allow the entire machine and bar feeder to be mounted on a 6’ (182cm) long work surface.
Both the bar feeder and the activation cylinder* are pneumatic. This requires the end user to have an air supply that will deliver a maximum of 70 PSI in order to use the bar feeder system (Sherline does not offer an air supply).
*NOTE: The Activation Cylinder Assembly (P/N 8815) can be purchased separately for customers who want to open and close the collet pneumatically via G-code without the bar feeder.
The bar feeder is streamlined and easy to use. Full instructions come with the bar feeder, which covers the assembly, mounting, and operation of the bar feeder.
Made with Quality Materials
The bar feeder is made with high-quality materials and components, making it sturdy and durable. The bar feeder parts are made from A2 steel, 12L14 steel, 1018 steel, and 6061 aluminum. All of the parts are made in the USA.
Using the Bar Feeder with the MASSO Touch Controller
If you are using the bar feeder with our MASSO Touch controller, you must purchase the additional relay and electrical components (P/N 88410) to connect the bar feeder to the control. If you purchase the bar feeder when you order your machine, we will install the relay assembly in the MASSO Touch control. If you already own a machine that has a MASSO “G3” board, you can purchase the relay assembly and connect it (we have instructions for this). If you are buying the bar feeder and connecting it to a different control, you will need to contact your control manufacturer for wiring details.
Before You Purchase the Sherline Pneumatic Bar Feeder
We strongly suggest you contact us with your machine and control information before purchasing our bar feeder. Then we can ensure you order the correct bar feeder components for your specific needs.