Tool Loading for a Side-Mount Tool Changer

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This section tells you how to load tools into an empty tool changer for a new application. It assumes that the pocket tool table still contains information from the previous application.
  1. Make sure your tool holders have the correct pull stud type for the mill.
  2. Press CURRENT COMMANDS then navigate to the TOOL TABLE tab and press the DOWN cursor.
  3. Clear the Large or Heavy tool designations from the pocket tool table by: Scroll to a tool pocket with an L or H next to it. Press SPACE, then ENTER to clear the designation. Or, press ENTER and select CLEAR CATEGORY FLAG from the pulldown menu. To clear all designations, press ORIGIN and select the CLEAR CATEGORY FLAGS option.

    A Large and Heavy Tool (left), and a Heavy (not Large) Tool (right)

  4. Press Origin. Select Sequence All Pockets to reset the tool pocket table to default values. This places tool 1 in the spindle, tool 2 in pocket 1, tool 3 in pocket 2, etc. This clears the previous tool pocket table settings, and it resets the tool pocket table for the next program.
  5. note: You cannot assign a tool number to more than one pocket. If you enter a tool number that is already defined in the tool pocket table, you see an Invalid Number error.
    Determine if your program needs any large tools. A large tool has a diameter of greater than 3" for 40-taper machines and greater than 4" for 50-taper machines. If your program does not need large tools, skip to Step 7.
  6. Organize the tools to match your CNC program. Determine the numerical positions of large tools and designate those pockets as Large in the tool pocket table. To designate a tool pocket as Large: Scroll to the pocket of interest. Press L. Press ENTER
    caution: You cannot place a large tool in the tool changer if one or both of the surrounding pockets already contain tools. Doing so causes the tool changer to crash. Large tools must have the surrounding pockets empty. However, large tools can share adjoining empty pockets.
  7. Insert tool 1 (pull stud first) into the spindle.

    Inserting a Tool Into the Spindle: [1] Tool release button.

  8. Turn the tool so that the two cutouts in the tool holder line up with the tabs of the spindle.
  9. Push the tool upward and press the tool release button.
  10. When the tool is fitted into the spindle, release the tool release button.

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.