Horizontal Machining Centers allow user to choose travels.

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Modular HS-4, HS-6 and HS-7 are available in sizes from 84 x 50 x 60 in. up to 150 x 66 x 60 in. Each machine comes equipped with 50-taper spindle, 30-hp vector drive and 38-tool side-mount tool changer to handle heavy-duty cutting and metal removal. All are available with built-in fourth-axis rotary table.




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Large Machines Made to Order



Large horizontal machining centers don't always have the specific travels you want. Many machine tool manufacturers build one large machine for their product line, and you end up paying too much for a machine that's hard to fit into your shop. Why overspend for an oversized machine that has extra-large travels you might never use?

Haas Automation, Inc., has introduced new modular configurations for its large horizontal machining centers (HMCs) that allow you to choose a machine with the travels and footprint you need. Based on the successful HS-3 and HS-3R, the new HMCs from Haas give you power, travels and price - all customized to your needs and budget.

Haas introduces three new extra-large HMCs: the HS-4, HS-6 and HS-7. All three are also available with built-in fourth-axis rotary tables as the HS-4R, HS-6R and HS-7R. Each machine comes equipped with a 50-taper spindle, 30-hp vector drive and 38-tool side- mount tool changer to handle heavy-duty cutting and metal removal.

"These machines are great for shops that need a powerful machine but have limited space and limited capital," said Peter Hall, Haas director of sales. "The modular design allows customers to configure the right machine for their particular needs."

The HS-4 expands on the HS-3 by providing the longest travels available in a Haas HMC: 150" x 66" x 60" (xyz). The HS-4's longer Y axis provides a larger work cube to handle even the largest parts. The HS-4R provides full fourth-axis capability with the addition of the built-in rotary table. The HS-6 and HS-7 provide shorter X-axis travels - and smaller price tags - than the HS-3. The HS-6 has travels of 84" x 50" x 60" (xyz), offering a shorter X axis and a more compact footprint than the HS-3. The HS-7 has travels of 84" x 66" x 60" (xyz), providing a shorter X axis and a longer Y axis. Full fourth-axis capability is offered with the HS-6R and HS-7R, both of which have a built-in rotary table.

These new HMCs from Haas provide the flexibility to choose the machine you need to cut large parts at an affordable price. Look for the new Haas HS-6R, as well as a host of other new Haas products, in booth #3229 at WESTEC 2002 in Los Angeles.

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