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Increase Productivity With ATS Systems Bar Feeders

Bar feeders are a cost-effective solution to increase productivity significantly. They can increase your productivity by up to 50% and are widely used in manufacturing operations requiring high-volume and repetitive bar-stock material machining.

By using an ATS Systems all-electric model Bar Feeder, manufacturers can achieve several benefits that can lead to increased shop productivity:

  1. Improved Efficiency and Shop Productivity: Bar feeders are essential in automating the loading and unloading of material, allowing machines to operate continuously without manual intervention. This automation significantly reduces the time required to produce parts, thereby enhancing the overall throughput of the shop. Consequently, facilities can handle larger volumes of production more efficiently, boosting operational capacity and output, and allowing businesses to meet higher production demands without additional labor costs.
  2. Reduced Material Waste and Cost Savings: Bar feeders optimize material usage by feeding the precise amount needed into the machine, minimizing waste and reducing excess material costs. This precise control not only lowers material costs but also enhances the efficiency of the machining process. Improved accuracy in material handling leads to better resource utilization, decreasing the frequency of errors and the costs associated with them.
  3. Increased Accuracy and Quality of Parts: By automating the material feeding process, bar feeders ensure greater accuracy and consistency in machining operations. This automation results in the production of parts with higher quality, including better dimensional accuracy and surface finish, which are crucial for meeting stringent quality standards. Consistently higher-quality parts reduce scrap rates, enhance product reliability, and satisfy customer expectations for precision.
  4. Enhanced Worker Safety and Reduced Injury Risk: The automation provided by bar feeders eliminates the need for workers to manually load and unload heavy materials, significantly reducing the risk of workplace injuries. This not only creates a safer working environment but also reduces downtime due to accidents and promotes compliance with occupational safety regulations. A safer workplace improves employee morale and productivity, further enhancing the shop's efficiency and output.

Overall, the use of a bar feeder can help manufacturers achieve higher levels of efficiency, accuracy, and safety, leading to increased shop productivity and profitability.

Contact your ATS Systems Regional Manager today to learn how we can help your shop run lathes unattended through breaks, evenings, and weekends and increase your productivity and performance.