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Classic Control - Lathe Operator's Manual

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danger: Do not enter the machining area any time the machine is in motion. Severe injury or death may result.

Basic safety:

  • Consult your local safety codes and regulations before operating the machine. Contact your dealer any time safety issues need to be addressed.

  • It is the shop owner’s responsibility to make sure that everyone who is involved in installing and operating the machine is thoroughly acquainted with the operation and safety instructions provided with the machine BEFORE they perform any actual work. The ultimate responsibility for safety rests with the shop owner and the individuals who work with the machine.

  • Use appropriate eye and ear protection while operating the machine. ANSI-approved impact safety goggles and OSHA-approved ear protection are recommended to reduce the risks of sight damage and hearing loss.

  • This machine is automatically controlled and may start at any time.

  • This machine can cause severe bodily injury.

  • As sold, your machine is not equipped to process toxic or flammable material; this can create deadly fumes or suspended particles in the air. Consult with the material manufacturer for safe handling of material by-products, and implement all precautions before you work with such materials.

  • Replace damaged windows immediately if they are damaged or severely scratched.

Electrical safety:

  • The electrical power must meet the required specifications. Attempting to run the machine from any other source can cause severe damage and will void the warranty.

  • The electrical panel should be closed and the key and latches on the control cabinet should be secured at all times, except during installation and service. At those times, only qualified electricians should have access to the panel. When the main circuit breaker is on, there is high voltage throughout the electrical panel (including the circuit boards and logic circuits) and some components operate at high temperatures; therefore, extreme caution is required. Once the machine is installed, the control cabinet must be locked, with the key available only to qualified service personnel.

  • Do not reset a circuit breaker until the reason for the fault is investigated and understood. Only Haas-trained service personnel should troubleshoot and repair the equipment.

  • Never service the machine with the power connected.

  • Do not press POWER UP/RESTART on the control pendant before the machine is fully installed.

Operation Safety:

  • Do not operate the machine unless the doors are closed and the door interlocks are functioning properly.

  • EMERGENCY STOP is the large, circular red button located on the control pendant. Some machines may also have buttons in other locations. When you press EMERGENCY STOP, the axis motors, spindle motor, pumps, tool changer, and gear motors all stop. While EMERGENCY STOP is active, both automatic and manual motion is disabled. Use EMERGENCY STOP in case of emergency, and also to disable the machine for safety when you need to access motion areas.

  • Check for damaged parts and tools before operating the machine. Any part or tool that is damaged should be properly repaired or replaced by authorized personnel. Do not operate the machine if any component does not appear to be functioning correctly.

  • When a program runs, the tool turret can move rapidly at any time, and in any direction.

  • Improperly clamped parts machined at high speeds/feeds may be ejected and puncture the enclosure. It is not safe to Machine oversized or marginally clamped parts.

Follow these guidelines while performing jobs on the machine:

  • Normal operation - Keep the door closed and guards in place while machine is operating.

  • Part loading and unloading – An operator opens the door or guard, completes task, closes the door or guard before pressing CYCLE START (starting automatic motion).

  • Machining job set-up – Press EMERGENCY STOP before adding or removing machine fixtures.

  • Maintenance / Machine Cleaner– Press EMERGENCY STOP or POWER OFF on the machine before entering enclosure.

  • Tool loading or unloading – A machinist enters the machining area to load or unload tools. Exit the area completely before automatic movement is commanded (for example, NEXT TOOL, TURRET FWDTURRET REV).

Chuck safety:

danger: Improperly clamped parts or oversized parts may be ejected with deadly force.
  • Do not exceed the chuck’s rated speed. Higher speeds reduce chuck clamping force.

  • Unsupported barstock must not extend outside the drawtube.

  • Chucks must be greased weekly and regularly serviced.

  • Chuck jaws must not protrude beyond the diameter of the chuck.

  • Do not machine parts larger than the chuck.

  • Follow all of the chuck manufacturer’s warnings regarding the chuck and workholding procedures.

  • Hydraulic pressure must be set correctly to securely hold the work piece without distortion.

  • Improperly clamped parts at high velocity may puncture the safety door. You must reduce the spindle speed to protect the operator when performing dangerous operations (e.g. turning oversized or marginally clamped parts).

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.