Umbrella Tool Changer to Spindle - Alignment

Applies to machines built from: 
January, 1989

VMC - Umbrella Tool Changer to Spindle - Alignment

This procedure tells you how to align the umbrella tool changer to the spindle.

Tools Required

Pry Bar

Step 1


Find the cover [2] for the arm that supports the tool changer. Remove the (8) socket head cap screws (SHCS) [1] from the cover [2].

note: Two of the screws are outside the machine enclosure.

Pull the cover [2] out of the arm.

Loosen the four hex head bolts (HHB) [3] that hold the arm to the column.

Remove (1) [4] of the (4) HHB [3] that hold the arm to the column.

Step 2


Make sure no tool is in the spindle.

Go to MDI mode. Push ATC FWD.

Push FEED HOLD while the carousel moves to the spindle.

Use a pry bar [3] to move the tool changer. Move the tool changer until the tool alignment key [2] aligns with the spindle dog [1].

Tighten the (4) HHBs [4] that hold the tool changer support arm to the column. Torque the bolts to 80 ft-lb (356 Nm).

Push CYCLE START to complete the tool change.

Install the cover for the tool-changer arm. Install the (8) screws that hold the cover.

Do some tool changes. Make sure the tool changer engages the tools evenly.

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.