Mounting and Alignment

Classic Control - Lathe Operator's Manual

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To mount and install live tools:

  1. Install the alignment dowel pin that comes with the Haas-supplied live tooling holder on the turret.

    Install the Alignment Pin [1]

  2. Mount a radial live tool holder and snug adjustment set screws [3] against the dowel pin [1] at a visually even and centered position.
  3. Tighten the VDI allen bolt [2] to allow for some movement and adjustment of the tool. Make sure the bottom face of the toolholder is clamped flush with the face of the turret.

    Set Screw Alignment

  4. Position the Y-axis at zero.
  5. Install a dowel pin, gauge pin, or cutting tool in the tool holder. Make sure the pin or tool sticks out at least 1.25" (32mm). This will be used to run the indicator across to check parallelism to the X-axis.
  6. Set an indicator with a magnetic base on a rigid surface (for example, the tailstock base). Position the indicating tip on the end point of the pin and zero the indicator dial.
  7. Sweep the indicator along the top of the pin or tool in the X-Axis.
  8. Adjust the set screws [3] and keep indicating across the top of the pin or tool until the indicator reads zero along X-axis travel.
  9. Tighten the VDI allen bolt [2] to the recommended torque, and re-check parallelism. Adjust as necessary.
  10. Repeat steps 1 through 8 for every radial tool used in set-up.
  11. Thread an M10 bolt into the alignment dowel pin [1] and pull to remove the pin.

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.