Press Release Summary:
Mini HMC features twin pallet changer and built-in 4th axis capabilities. It is equipped with 12,000 rpm, 40 taper spindle with inline, direct-drive system that couples motor directly to spindle. Ultra-fast ballscrews and high-torque servo motors on all axes provide rapids up to 2,000 ipm and accelerations to 0.75 g to reduce cycle times, and 24-pocket side-mount tool changer swaps tools in 2.8 sec. Machine includes 90 gal coolant tank and CNC system.
Original Press Release:
Haas Mini Series Expands with Mini HMC
When Haas Automation, Inc., first introduced its line of Mini machines - the Mini Mill, Super Mini Mill and Mini Lathe - it took the industry by storm. These innovative products provided a previously unheard-of combination of high capabilities, compact footprint and affordable price. Haas continues that trend with the latest addition to the Mini line - the new Mini HMC.
The Haas Mini HMC is a compact horizontal machining center with a generous 15" x 15" x 10" (xyz) work cube, a twin pallet changer and built-in 4th axis capabilities. The machine is equipped with a 12,000-rpm, 40-taper spindle that features a unique inline, direct-drive system that couples the motor directly to the spindle rather than using belts. This results in less vibration, less heat and less noise than other drive systems, providing better surface finishes, extreme thermal stability and very quite operation. Powered by a 30-hp vector drive system, the spindle yields plenty of low-end torque, as well as the speed necessary for high-speed machining operations.
High speed and extreme versatility were the key design criteria for this innovative machine. The Mini HMC features a twin pallet changer (300 mm pallets) that allows the operator to load and unload parts on one pallet while the machine mills parts on the other. Once machining is complete, a servo-driven changer swaps pallets in a mere 2 seconds to maintain nearly constant spindle time. A built-in 4th axis provides precise positioning for multi-sided parts and tombstones, or allows simultaneous 4-axis motion for complex geometries. Ultra-fast ballscrews and high-torque servo motors on all axes provide rapids up to 2,000 ipm and accelerations to 0.75 g to reduce cycle times, and a 24-pocket side-mount tool changer swaps tools in just 2.8 seconds.
While gravity helps clear the chips, there is also plenty of coolant available for any machining operation. The Mini HMC features a 90-gallon coolant tank integrated into the base, and a high-volume coolant pump. The user-friendly Haas CNC system provides seamless machine operation and is easy to learn and operate.
The new Mini HMC from Haas Automation, Inc., is a state-of-the-art horizontal machining center that provides high-speed milling capabilities in an affordable package designed to pump up a shop's parts volume.
To see the new Haas Mini HMC in action, as well as 28 other Haas machines, visit the Haas booth (#8232) at IMTS in Chicago.