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 - Satisfying customers’ requirements and following up the
potential for further developments – that’s what my profession is all about. - Michael Blass, Service Technician and working for you since 2014.

Working for you

Satisfying customers’ requirements and following up the
potential for further developments – that’s what my profession is all about.

Michael Blass, Service Technician and working for you since 2014.

Working for you - We work out individual solutions for our customers,
for whom precision is of paramount importance. - Kai Löffler, Testing Manager and working for you since 2001.

Working for you

We work out individual solutions for our customers,
for whom precision is of paramount importance.

Kai Löffler, Testing Manager and working for you since 2001.

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 - At FMB I can help to shape the future –
together with my excellent colleagues. Every day. - Luisa Oberle, Trainee Industrial Clerk and working for you since 2014.

Working for you

At FMB I can help to shape the future –
together with my excellent colleagues. Every day.

Luisa Oberle, Trainee Industrial Clerk and working for you since 2014.

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.

Shifting device

The shifting device of a loading magazine is a practical device for the axial movement of the loading magazine away from the lathe. It is used to provide free access to the CNC lathe during servicing, or when changing the spindle reduction device. FMB manufactures bar loading magazines for single-spindle lathes (sliding and fixed headstock). The company also produces special version of its material flow systems for multi-spindle lathes.

The loading system for a lathe is charged from a lateral material storage system. From here, or via a bundle loader, the material bars are conveyed to an oil-flushed guide channel. This uses turbulence as a bearing as it propels the bars forward, before they are fed via the stabilising steady directly to the spindle stock where the main spindle is located. The round material is then clamped in place by the collet ready for machining . Remnant pieces are extracted by the loading magazine through the remnant flap during the bar change process.