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 - We’re strong together! Learning as an FMB
trainee means learning for the future. - Luisa Oberle and Halil Göze, trainees at FMB and working for you.

Working for you

We’re strong together! Learning as an FMB
trainee means learning for the future.

Luisa Oberle and Halil Göze, trainees at FMB and working for you.

Working for you - Our quality applies right down to the smallest screw.
I would buy FMB products myself. - Erich Donnewell, Industrial Mechanic and working for you since 2006.

Working for you

Our quality applies right down to the smallest screw.
I would buy FMB products myself.

Erich Donnewell, Industrial Mechanic and working for you since 2006.

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 - 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.

Sliding headstock lathes

In a sliding headstock lathe, the longitudinal feed is not carried out through the tool but through the material (main spindle) itself, giving the workpiece both efficient feed and cutting speed. The clamping system and adjacent guide bush feeds the material bar into the working space of the CNC lathe. Ideally this is carried out fully automatically by a loading magazine or bar loading magazine from FMB, the market leader in this area. The FMB Maschinenbau handling system, automation and material flow system products are in demand in machining worldwide. FMB also provide the optimum loading magazine for fixed headstock lathes. As well as solutions for single-spindle lathes, the range also includes loading magazines for multi-spindle lathes.

FMB loading systems are robust and designed to be low-maintenance. The guide system for the rotating material bars (round materials) in the transfer between loading magazine and lathe is called the steady. The material bars are stored within the loading magazine in an oil-flushed guide channel (hydrodynamic bearing effect). The material is pushed through the steady by means of the feed device in the main spindle of the lathe. This is where the collet is fixed. During the turning process, the synchronizing device transfers the feed motion of the main spindle to the feed device of the loading magazine to prevent the material bar from being pulled out of the clamping sleeve or clamping mandrel. Residual material left over from the machining process is separated out by the remnant flap of the loading magazine.