Working for you - The great feedback I get from our customers
shows me daily how highly our products are regarded worldwide. - Sandra Holzmeister-Stapf, internal sales department employee and working for you since 1998.

Working for you

The great feedback I get from our customers
shows me daily how highly our products are regarded worldwide.

Sandra Holzmeister-Stapf, internal sales department employee and working for you since 1998.

Working for you - An exciting education that gives me a sound 
foundation for my future career. - Halil Göze, trainee electronics engineer and working for you since 2015.

Working for you

An exciting education that gives me a sound
foundation for my future career.

Halil Göze, trainee electronics engineer and working for you since 2015.

Working for you - I value the personal, friendly relations I enjoy
with our customers at all times. - Stephen Ackermann, Handling Systems Department Manager and working for you since 1995.

Working for you

I value the personal, friendly relations I enjoy
with our customers at all times.

Stephen Ackermann, Handling Systems Department Manager and working for you since 1995.

Working for you - Preparation creates security.
Together with my team, I optimise production processes. - Hans-Jürgen Seus, Process Engineering Manager and working for you since 1994.

Working for you

Preparation creates security.
Together with my team, I optimise production processes.

Hans-Jürgen Seus, Process Engineering Manager and working for you since 1994.

Working for you - For over 20 years our customers have been coming to us with ever new requirements, motivating
my team and me to develop bar loading magazines at the cutting edge of technology. - Falk Schmidt, Loading Magazine Construction Manager and working for you since 1994.

Working for you

For over 20 years our customers have been coming to us with ever new requirements, motivating
my team and me to develop bar loading magazines at the cutting edge of technology.

Falk Schmidt, Loading Magazine Construction Manager and working for you since 1994.

Working for you - With our expertly trained and qualified team,
we produce high-tech products for the world market. - Mirko Joa, Manager of the Accounts and HR department and working for you since 2012.

Working for you

With our expertly trained and qualified team,
we produce high-tech products for the world market.

Mirko Joa, Manager of the Accounts and HR department and working for you since 2012.

Guide channel

The core component of a loading magazine (bar loading magazine) is the guide channel. In enclosed constructions this can be flushed with oil. In this case the rotary movement of the material bars that pass through causes turbulent currents, which help give stable, low-vibration guidance (hydrodynamic bearing effect). The guide channel usually consists of single segments made of plastic with damping properties. FMB Maschinenbau, based in Faulbach, Bavaria, is a market leader in this area, specialising in loading system and unload systems for CNC lathes.

FMB produces material flow systems for single-spindle lathes – both long-turning and short-turning – and for multi-spindle lathes. The main task of a loading magazine is bar guidance. Different types, such as the short bar loading magazine, optimise the material flow to the lathe. The steady is the guide device located between the loading magazine and the lathe. This is where the main spindle and, depending on the design, also the sub-spindle and the collet are to be found. A spindle reduction tube is used to adapt the internal diameter of the main spindle to that of the pusher, or in the case of a short bar loader, to that of the material bar, for better guidance.