Patent Number: 6,637,306

Title: Lathe assembly and method of operating the lathe assembly

Abstract: A lathe assembly having a guide with a passageway for movement of a piece of bar stock, with a leading end and a trailing end, in a substantially straight path between a feeding position and a working position. A sensor assembly is capable of detecting the position of the trailing end of a piece of bar stock within the guide passageway to thereby allow a user to determine if a piece of bar stock in the guide passageway has a length sufficient to perform the desired operation thereon. Also, a method of using the lathe assembly.

Inventors: Miyano; Toshiharu Tom (Wood Dale, IL)

Assignee:

International Classification: B23Q 17/20 (20060101); B23Q 17/00 (20060101); B23Q 7/14 (20060101); B23Q 7/03 (20060101); B23Q 7/00 (20060101); B23Q 7/06 (20060101); B23B 13/12 (20060101); B23B 13/02 (20060101); B23B 13/00 (20060101); B23B 013/00 (); B23B 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/28/2011