Classic Haas Control (CHC) - Data Backup (Mill16.xx and higher, and Lathe 9.xx and higher)

Applies to machines built from: 
July, 2013

Classic Haas Control - Machine Data Backup (Mill16.xx and higher, and Lathe 9.xx and higher)

Do this procedure to backup all of the machine data files on your machine.

For machines with Mill 15.xx and lower, and Lathe 8.xx and lower, do the Machine Data Backup (Mill 15.xx and lower, and Lathe 8.xx and lower).

To backup only the program files, do the Classic Haas Control - Backup Programs procedure.

You must have a USB drive on the side of the control pendant or in the electrical cabinet to do this procedure.


To find the software version of your machine, push PARAMETER (2) times. Push the RIGHT CURSOR arrow until you find the CONFIGURATION tab. The software version is displayed near the top.

Step 1

Push PAGE DOWN until you get to the NETWORK and NETWORK - TCP/IP CONFIGURATION pages.

Record the network settings.

note: Make sure the customer has a copy of their password, because you cannot read it. Only the characters ****** show.

Step 2

Put a USB memory device into the USB port on the pendant.

Change Setting 23, 9xxx Progs Edit Lock, to OFF.

For mills with the side-mount tool changer option, change setting 155, Load Pocket Tables, to ON.

Push LIST PROG. Push the LEFT or RIGHT CURSOR arrow to move to the USB DEVICE tab. Push the DOWN CURSOR arrow to select the USB memory device.

Step 3

Push F4. Push the DOWN CURSOR arrow to move to Save All - Back Up. Type a file name. The file name is not important. For example, you can type the machine serial number. Push WRITE/ENTER.
  • Mill 18.01A and higher (for 18.xx-Series)
  • Mill 17.06B and higher (for 17.xx-Series)
  • Lathe 11.01A and higher
If your machine does not have the software listed above, Save All - Back Up does not save the keystroke history file (.KEY). You must also use Save History option to save the file.
note: Save All - Back Up stops if it tries to save bad data. You must use the other menu items to save each of the unsaved Machine Data Files. For example, use Save Offsets to save the offsets.


If your machine loses its data, do these steps to put the data back onto the machine:
  1. Call your Haas Factory Outlet to enable your machine options.
  3. Push SETTING. Change setting 7 to OFF.
  4. Insert your memory device.
  5. Push LIST PROGRAM. Push CANCEL. Push the LEFT or RIGHT CURSOR arrows to select the USB DEVICE. Push WRITE/ENTER
  6. Push F4.
  7. Use the UP and DOWN CURSOR arrows to move to Load All - Restore.
  8. Type the name of the back up files you want to restore before the extensions. For example, for file names such as 12345.VAR, 12345.SET..., type 12345.
  9. Push ENTER. Push A to restore all backup files.
  10. Push POWER OFF.
  11. Push POWER ON.

Be aware: Many service and repair procedures should be done only by authorized personnel. The service technicians at your Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) have the training, experience, and are certified to do these tasks safely and correctly. You should not do machine repair or service procedures unless you are qualified and knowledgeable about the processes.

Danger: Some service procedures can be dangerous or life-threatening. DO NOT attempt a procedure that you do not completely understand. Contact your Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) and schedule a service technician visit if you have any doubts about doing a procedure.