EC-400, EC-500 - Side-Mount Tool Changer - Cambox - Oil Level - Maintenance

Applies to machines built from: 
December, 2012

EC-400, EC-500 - Side-Mount Tool Changer - Cambox - Oil Level - Maintenance

This procedure tells you how to do these operations on the cambox for the Side-Mount Tool Changer (SMTC):
  • Check the oil.
  • Add oil.

 

 

Check the oil.

Remove the oil-level plug [1] from the front of the SMTC cambox.

If the oil level is correct, oil comes out of the oil-level plug hole. Install the plug.

If the cambox is full to the top, do not drain the extra oil.

If the oil is low, no oil comes out of the oil-level plug hole. You must add oil. Install the plug.

Add oil.

Remove the breather [2] from the hose (or fitting) that is connected to the rear of the cambox.

Add oil through the hose (or fitting) as necessary.

Check the oil level again.

Safety Notes
Caution: When you do maintenance or repair on CNC machines and their components, you must always follow basic safety precautions. This decreases the risk of injury and mechanical damage.

Do these steps before you do work in the machine or in the control cabinet:
  • Set the main circuit breaker to the OFF position.
  • Use an approved lock with an approved safety tag. Always follow lock-out procedures in accordance to local government rules.
  • After turning off the machine, wait at least 5 minutes before working in the control cabinet, to allow power to dissipate. Wait for the voltage indicator LED on the vector drive to go off completely.
  • Always turn off the main air supply when you work on any part of the pneumatic system.
  • Make sure to rest the spindle head on a block of wood when work is done on a vertical axis. This will prevent any unintended movement that could result in the axis falling.
  • Never alter any safety circuits on the machine.
You should not do machine repair or service procedures unless you are qualified and knowledgeable about the processes. Serious damage to the machine components can result in costly repairs. The service technicians at your Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) have the training and experience, and are certified to do these tasks safely and correctly. The repair and service work performed by your HFO is protected with a limited warranty.
danger: Some service procedures can be dangerous or life-threatening. DO NOT attempt a procedure that you do not fully understand. If you have any doubts about doing a procedure contact your Haas Factory Outlet (HFO) and schedule a service visit.

Prerequisites

Refer to the Lubricant Table for Haas Machine Components for the correct oil type.

Machine Compatibility

Do this procedure on an EC-400 or EC-500 horizontal mill.

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.

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