Haas SL-20 Turning Center
A turning center is a computer controlled lathe that has the ability to automatically switch tools to machine a part. Unlike a manual lathe, a turning center is completely enclosed and the operator views the machining operations through a window.
Purdue Calumet’s Haas SL-20 has a 20 HP motor, 45-4000 spindle RPM, ten tools in the turret, 10″ cutting diameter and 20″ between centers. It weighs 9000 lbs.
Haas VF-1 Machining Center
A machining center is a computer controlled milling machine with an automatic tool changer. Like a turning center, a machining center is also fully enclosed. To clean the machine, you just spray coolant to wash the chips into a chip conveyor.
The VF-1 has a 20HP vertical spindle with a 20 station #40 CAT quick change tool magazine. Table travel is 20x16x20″. Spindle RPM runs from 0 to 7500, and feed rates from 0 to 300 IPM are possible with 710IPM rapid traverse. The machine weighs 7100 lbs. Programs are easily loaded through the integral floppy disk.
- Overview of Haas VF-1 [Opens in New Window]
- Overview of Haas VF-1 machining area [Opens in New Window]
- Facemilling a part [Opens in New Window]
- Machining a part with an endmill [Opens in New Window]
- Closeup of endmilling [Opens in New Window]
Procedures for Programming and Running Haas Machines
- Edgecam is a powerful programming tool for creating G and M code programs. Click this link to view a brief overview of using Edgecam [Opens in New Window]
- Click this link for set-up and operating procedures used at Purdue University Calumet to run these Haas machines [Opens in New Window]
- Haas Automation, Inc.
- Haas Training Material. Hass has extensive training material available on their website from G&M code quick reference cards to full machine control manuals.