Press Release Summary:
Model TM-2 includes large table that accommodates multiple vises and/or chucks, as well as 5C indexers and small rotary tables. All axes feature brushless servo motors, and 1-piece cast-iron base/column damps vibration. A 7.5 hp vector drive spindle uses standard 40 taper tooling and spins to 4,000 rpm. Intuitive Milling System provides interactive graphical environment and guides operator through steps to machine part. Machine runs on single- or 3-phase power.
Original Press Release:
Haas Expands Toolroom Mill Line
Haas has expanded its line of toolroom products with the new TM-2 Toolroom Mill, a versatile machine that combines the functionality and simplicity of a manual mill with the power and flexibility of the Haas CNC control, making it the perfect machine for toolrooms and shops transitioning to CNC. The TM-2 provides all the advantages of the original Haas TM-1 Toolroom Mill, plus larger travels - all for a base price less than $26,000 (US). And Haas' new Intuitive Milling System software makes the TM-2 extremely easy to set up and operate - without knowledge of G-code programming. The TM-2 has generous travels of 40" x 16" x 16" (xyz), which provide plenty of room for machining larger workpieces. The large table accommodates multiple vises and/or chucks, as well as 5C indexers and small rotary tables. The non-enclosed format and standard T-slots simplify clamping of oversized and odd-shaped parts. All axes feature brushless servo motors for precise positioning, and a one-piece cast-iron base/column damps vibration and provides rigidity for heavy cuts. The machine runs on either single- or three-phase power. The TM-2 features a 7.5-hp (peak) vector drive spindle that uses standard 40-taper tooling and spins to 4,000 rpm. A push-button tool-release system makes tool changes fast and easy, and either a 10-pocket or 20-pocket tool changer can be added for automatic operation. Haas' new Intuitive Milling System - a proprietary conversational operating system - makes cutting parts and creating part programs nearly effortless. Through an interactive graphical environment - using full-color graphics on a liquid crystal display (LCD) - the control guides the operator through the steps necessary to machine a part. Operations such as setting tool and work offsets; drilling and tapping cycles; circular and rectangular pocket milling; and engraving are easily accomplished - without knowledge of G-code programming. The operator simply selects the desired machining operation to perform, and then enters basic machining information - tool type, coordinates, feedrate, spindle speed, depth of cut, etc - as prompted. Once all information is entered, the machine performs the desired operation with a simple push of the Cycle Start button. A Recorder function allows multiple operations to be saved, so that the part can be duplicated. For extreme flexibility, the TM-2 operates in three modes: manual, combined manual/CNC and full CNC. Additionally, a wide assortment of options are available, including a coolant system, a 10- or 20-pocket automatic tool changer, 4th-axis drive, chip pan extensions, a full table chip and coolant guard, and a hard-disk drive with Ethernet interface, among others. For more information, call 800-331-6746 or visit www.HaasCNC.com on the Internet.