Moving Tools

Next Generation Control Mill Operator's Manual

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The tool changer pictured has an assortment of normal-sized tools. For the purposes of this example, we need to move tool 12 to pocket 18 to make room for a large-sized tool in pocket 12.

Making Room for Large Tools: [1] Tool 12 to Pocket 18, [2] Large Tool in Pocket 12.

  1. Select MDI mode. Press CURRENT COMMANDS and navigate to the TOOL TABLE display. Identify the tool number that is in pocket 12.
  2. Type Tnn (where nn is the tool number from step 1). Press ATC FWD. This places the tool from pocket 12 into the spindle.
  3. Type P18 then press ATC FWD to put the tool in the spindle into pocket 18.
  4. Scroll to pocket 12 in the TOOL TABLE and press L then ENTER to designate pocket 12 as large.
  5. Enter the tool number into SPINDLE on the TOOL TABLE. Insert the tool into the spindle.
  6. note: Extra-large tools can be programmed as well. An “extra-large” tool is one that takes up three pockets; the diameter of the tool covers the tool pocket on either side of the pocket it is installed in. Contact your HFO to provide a special configuration if a tool this size is needed. The tool table must be updated since two empty pockets are needed between extra large tools.
    Enter P12 into the control and press ATC FWD. The tool is placed into pocket 12.

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.