Haas Automation announced its latest VF models with enhanced motion control to guarantee smooth and precise motion control, the new vertical machining centers (VMCs). The latest VF machines use high-resolution encoders and next-generation digital servo motors for all axes.
Haas has redesigned numerous new and improved machines this year.
Combined with motor-control and software advancements, the new VMCs provide higher accelerations and better surface-finish performance.
The company has reviewed the coolant flow and redesigned the chip pans of the latest VMCs to reduce chip build-up and expeditiously flush chips to the auger trough for removal.
For high-volume production applications, the VF-1 through VF-6VMCs are available with chip-removal systems, which combine multiple-side augers with either a belt-type conveyor or a front discharge auger, to immediately move the chips out of the machines.
To avoid coolant and chip egress during machining, the latest VF machines feature optimized enclosures, easier maintenance access, providing better panel fit and simpler internal routing of cables and plumbing.
According to Haas, the results are better enclosure and simpler overall design, which contain coolant and chips while simplifying service and increasing reliability.
Also, the latest VF machines have been given a contemporary redesign, and better fit, ergonomics and feel, to make the operation more efficient and easier.
The 2010 ST-series turning centers from Haas have been enhanced and now include: a redesigned live-tooling option that is gear-driven for continuous maximum torque and efficient power transmission; an automatic tool probe with one interface, simplifying tool setup that is programmable to check tool breakage during unattended operation; a redesigned tailstock with smaller geometry for better cutting performance; a symmetrical spindle head that improves thermal stability and increases rigidity; a redesigned base casting that improves coolant and chip flow and increases rigidity.
The DT-1 from Haas is a high-speed tap and drill machine with full-CNC milling capabilities.
It also has a 660x381mm T-slot table and a 508x406x394mm work area.
A 30-taper spindle gives 15,000 revolutions per minute and allows tapping at speeds up to 5,000 revolutions per minute.
Also, the DT-1 comes with an ultra-high speed 20-pocket tool changer and rapids of 61meters per minute on all axes.
With high deceleration and acceleration rates, the non-cutting time is reduced and cycle times are kept short.
The Haas DT-1 identified as an all-round CNC tool for the busy machining workshop.