The menu for BAR FEED or STOCK STOP has multiple options depending on the type of stop or feeder in use. A brief explanation is below.
SIDE CLAMP BAR PULLER
This type of bar puller attaches to the stock by sliding over the stock moving from above the stock in the X axis to the desired X coordinate on the stock.
The X1 / Z1 coordinates are the coordinates used by the puller to mount to the stock.
The U and W clearance amounts are used to configure a rapid point for approach ... and from there the puller will feed onto the stock arriving at the X1 / Z1 location.
the X2 / Z2 coordinates are the coordinates to move to once attached to the stock and the chuck is open.
SLIDE ON BAR PULLER
This type of puller will feed onto the stock in the Z axis.
The X1 / Z1 coordinates are used to describe the X and Z locations of the stock center line and face of the stock prior to being pulled out.
The W clearance amount is used to calculate the rapid point in Z prior to feeding onto the stock.
The X2 / Z2 coordinates are the coordinates to move to once attached to the stock and the chuck is open.
AUTOMATIC BAR FEEDER
This type of feeder is used with a hydraulic or pneumatic automatic bar feeder ... and the tool in the turret is basically acting as a stock stop.
The X1 / Z1 coordinates are used to determine the starting location of the stock stop.
The chuck is then opened and the turret feeds to the X2 / Z2 locations .. at which time the chuck clamps.
MANUAL STOCK STOP
This type of feeder is used when the stock is advanced manually ... and the tool in the turret is basically acting as a stock stop.
In this instance the turret rapids to the X2 / Z2 location ... and an M00 (program stop) is output to wait for the manual stock feed.
When the stock is fed the user presses the cycle start and the program resumes by backing away from the stock and returning.