Bars and pipe material with dimensions in the range 400 – 2,000 mm cannot generally be handled by bulk material feeding systems. Workpieces with these dimensions require manual placement in the correct position in a storage and singling system.
Positioned next to one another, the pipes are pulled from the feed hopper, whereby they are either received individually by tappet strips or in chain pockets and removed from the hopper. Depending on the customer requirement, behind the deflection, the pipes either roll into a supply V-block or an alignment station, in which e.g. an optional weld spotting can be integrated.
The NSM pipe feeding systems are available with a pusher system with limit stop or with inside walls of the hopper adjustable on both sides.