Published 09-09-2021

Raising the Bar


Introducing the Hydrafeed Barfeeder and Royal Rota-Rack...

Barfeeders are an effective way to increase the productivity of any CNC turning centre and can be retrofitted to any entry level CNC machine as well as multi-tasking turning centres.

However, not all barfeeders are created equal. The Hydrafeed Barfeeder offers benefits over other brands in the market to further enhance productivity. A key feature of the Hydrafeed Barfeeder is that it is a full servo-driven barfeed eliminating the need for compressed air. The Hydrafeed also has the versatility to accommodate different bar diameters and lengths including random bar lengths. Suitable for both bar or shaft feed, it also has an automatic back stop function controlled by an existing foot switch.

“Once you’ve set a bar size and saved the setup, you never have to open the cover again. Simply call up the program from the touch screen and the Hydrafeed will set itself on centreline automatically,” Dimac Managing Director Paul Fowler said.

Whilst the Hydrafeed is an excellent method of increasing productivity, it is when it is paired up with the Royal Rota-Rack that even more production efficiencies are achieved. Dimac is the exclusive distributor for the patented Royal Rota-Rack; a cost-effective device that safely collects finished parts as they come off a CNC lathe, enabling machine tools to run unattended for extended periods of time. Rota-Rack can be powered using the Hydrafeed’s existing power source, eliminating the need for a separate power supply.








For optimum convenience no machine interface is required, electrical or mechanical; the unit simply plugs into a 240v ac outlet. The unique rotary spiral gently guides finished parts to the centre as the turntable rotates and a low-friction UHMW material covers all contact surfaces for superior part protection.

“Best of all, the Hydrafeed and Rota-Rack can be retrofitted to any entry level CNC machine providing a unique automation solution that will improve both productivity and efficiency whilst protecting the finished product,” Mr Fowler concluded.


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