Vertical Machining Center performs high-speed operations.

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Super VF-2 is equipped with 12,000 rpm, 40-taper spindle with inline, direct-drive system that couples motor directly to spindle. Powered by 30 hp vector-drive system, spindle yields low-end torque and speed necessary for high-speed machining operations. Side-mount tool changer provides tool changes in less than 1.5 sec. Ballscrews and servo motors on all axes deliver rapids of 1,400 ipm.

Original Press Release:

Super Fast, Super Accurate, Super VF-2

Haas Automation, Inc., continues to advance its line of VMCs with higher speeds and increased capabilities. The new Super VF-2 is a high-performance vertical machining center that comes standard with an innovative 12,000-rpm inline direct-drive spindle, an ultra-fast tool changer and 1,400-ipm rapids.

Based on the shop-proven Haas VF-2 platform (30" x 16" x 20" travels), the Super VF-2 takes performance and affordability to a whole new level. 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 quiet 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.

The Super VF-2 also features a newly designed high-speed side-mount tool changer with 24+1 tools. Lighter materials and a high-performance servo motor make this tool changer the fastest that Haas has ever built, with tool changes taking less than 1.5 seconds tool to tool. To further reduce cycle times and keep non-machining time to a minimum, the Super VF-2 uses high-pitch ballscrews and high-torque servo motors on all axes to provide rapids of 1,400 ipm.

While the Super VF-2 offers substantial performance in base configuration, it is possible to boost capabilities even further with a high-performance package of options. This package includes an auger-style chip conveyor, programmable coolant nozzle, 16 MB program memory, Visual Quick Code programming, floppy disk drive, spindle orientation, 4th-axis drive, coordinate rotation & scaling, user-definable macros, remote jog handle and high-speed machining software - all for less than $10,000 (US).

To see the new Haas Super VF-2 in action, as well as 28 other Haas machines, visit the Haas booth (#8232) at IMTS in Chicago.

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