Symmons Industries

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Why a CNC Shop Switched to an Automatic, Spindle-Length Bar Feeder

Symmons Industries in Braintree Massachusetts receives about 100,000 pounds of bronze and brass bar stock each day that they turn into a variety of plumbing parts. The 12-foot bars weigh as much as 280 pounds at 3” in diameter. Obviously, this made loading the bars cumbersome and time-consuming.

In searching for a better solution, they agreed to try an LNS Quick Load Servo S3 spindle-length, automatic bar feeder. The company was surprised and pleased with the results: 25% reduction in cycle time (not counting the up to 30 minutes a machine stood idle waiting for another heavy, 12-foot bar to be loaded), and 20% increase in spindle speeds.

Read the complete story and see how choosing the right bar feeder is one key to improving productivity.

Working with the broadest assortment of CNC machine peripherals available, LNS applications specialists can match the right product to your unique situation. To learn more call 513-528-5674 or your local LNS representative.