VMC, HMC, Lathe - Axis-Lubrication Reservoir Assembly- Replacement

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VMC, HMC, Lathe - Axis-Lubrication Reservoir Assembly - Replacement - Introduction

This procedure tells you how to replace an axis-lubrication reservoir assembly that has a plastic reservoir with an assembly that has a metal reservoir.

Machine Compatibility

Do this procedure on a machine that uses Haas Liquid Grease (HLG).

Parts Included

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RESERVOIR, METAL CANISTER HAAS LIQUID GREASE WITH HOUSING AND BRACKET

VMC, HMC, Lathe - Axis-Lubrication Reservoir Assembly - Replacement

Step 1

Push POWER OFF.

Set the main circuit breaker to the OFF position. Lock the main circuit breaker. Use an approved lock with an approved safety tag.

Close the primary air valve. This stops the air supply to the machine.

Pull the ring on the pressure relief valve on the air and lubrication manifold. This releases the air pressure from the system.

Disconnect the inlet and outlet hoses from the used axis-lubrication reservoir assembly.

Remove the used axis-lubrication reservoir assembly from the cabinet.

Remove the inlet and outlet fittings from the used axis-lubrication reservoir assembly.

Step 2

Remove and discard the used 1/4" OD tube from the outlet fitting [1].

Install the inlet fitting [4] into the new axis-lubrication reservoir assembly [3].

Look at the bottom tip of the hose [6]:

  • It must be cut at 45 degrees.
  • It must clear the filter screen by approximately 1/16" (2 mm).
  • If it is necessary to shorten the hose, cut it at the top.
    • Leave enough hose to make a good connection with the outlet fitting [1].
    • Do not kink [5] the hose.

Pull the new 1/4" OD tube [2] from the port on the head of the new axis-lubrication reservoir assembly that has the "OUT" label . Pull the hose until it can firmly connect to the outlet fitting [1].

Install the outlet fitting [1] into the new axis-lubrication reservoir assembly [3].

Connect the axis-lubrication reservoir [7]. Install the completed new axis-lubrication reservoir assembly into the cabinet.

Use the adapter bracket [8] if the holes in the cabinet do not match the holes in the head assembly. Make sure the pem nut on the bracket faces down.

Connect the inlet and outlet hoses.

Set the main circuit breaker to the ON position.

Push POWER ON.

Open the primary air valve.

Axis-Lubrication System - Grease Reservoir - Prime and Test

This procedure tells you how to prime the axis lubrication system.

Step 1

If the machine has a Classic Haas Control, do these steps:

  • Press PARAMETER DIAGNOSTIC (2) times to show the diagnostics page.
  • Press CANCEL.
  • Go to the LUBE tab.
  • Press WRITE/ENTER.

  • Press F2 to start the Axis-Lubrication Test.

If the machine has a Next Generation Control, do these steps:

  • Press DIAGNOSTICS.
  • Go to the Maintenance tab.
  • Press F2 to start the Axis-Lubrication Test.

Step 2

Do the Axis-Lubrication Test again until you no longer get axis lubrication alarms. Wait a minimum of (1) minute between Axis-Lubrication Test cycles.

Check the level of the grease in the reservoir.

If the grease lines were nearly empty, it may be necessary to refill the axis-lubrication reservoir after you purge the lines of air. Pour the grease into the reservoir: to about 1/2" (13 mm) below the threads on the reservoir.

Conclusion

If air is in the axis lubrication system, alarms can occur. This is not a problem. Alarms can occur for several lubrication cycles after you fill the grease reservoir.

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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