Haas Automation Dual-axis trunnion rotary table mounts on mid-size VMCs
US /Europe – US-based CNC machine tool manufacturer, Haas Automation, will use the upcoming AMB 2016 exhibition in Stuttgart to present an ‘advance sight’ of a new Y-axis CNC turning centre, as well as a prototype of a newly developed compact mill for micro-machining, and two new CNC rotary tables.
On Stand C11 in Hall 9, Haas Automation will showcase its new ST-15Y big bore, small footprint CNC turning centre. The ST-15Y provides 102 mm of Y-axis travel (±51 mm from the centerline) for off-centre milling, drilling and tapping, and comes as standard with 6000 rpm high-torque live tooling and a full C-axis for versatile four-axis capability. The machine, which will be available in Europe in Q4, offers 63.5 mm bar capacity and a maximum cutting capacity of 356 x 406mm, with a swing of 406 mm over the cross slide.
With industry witnessing a marked trend for micro-machining applications, Haas will also shine the spotlight on a prototype of its new CM-1 compact mill, which is designed as a high-accuracy solution for high-volume production and prototyping of small, high-precision 2D and 3D parts such as those found in the communications, medical and dental industries. Small enough to fit into most freight elevators, the CM-1 features 300 x 254 x 300 mm travels, a 508 x 254mm T-slot table, a 30,000 rpm ISO20 taper spindle and a 20-pocket automatic tool changer. Maximum cutting feeds are 12.7 m/min, with rapids to 19.2 m/min for reduced cycle times.
Another new rotary on display at AMB will be the Haas TR200Y, a dual-axis trunnion rotary table that puts 5-axis capabilities well within reach of the average job shop. The TR200Y is designed to mount in the Y direction (front to back on the table) of a mid-size VMC. At less than 686 mm wide and only 508 mm deep, the TR200Y easily fits on one end of the machine’s table, leaving the remaining space free for additional fixtures or vices. The TR200Y has a 200 mm T-slot platter, and will swing parts up to 206 mm diameter, Haas says.
There will be two TR200Y units on display, one as a separate unit and another fitted to a Haas VM-2 vertical mould making machine. This will be joined at the show by a cross-section of CNC machines from the existing Haas portfolio, including a UMC-750SS Super Speed 5-axis universal machining centre, a VF-3YT/50 VMC with 50-taper spindle and a VM-2 vertical mould making machine.