Haas Automation to show new machines and Haas F1 car at EMO
Haas Automation will take center stage at the forthcoming EMO 2015 exhibition – the largest event of its kind in Europe, in Milan, Italy, on October 5 through 10. The U.S.-based company will use EMO to exhibit a number of high-performance, competitively priced CNC machine tools, as well as the Haas F1 car, which is on schedule to make its debut in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in 2016.
Haas machines differentiate themselves from the competition in many ways, not least of which are the high-quality, affordable components with which they are built. To help convey this message, visitors to the Haas stand at EMO will be able to see inside the machines, seeing for themselves how they work, how they are constructed, and their inherent build quality. There are no secrets or hidden surprises when buying a Haas machine – transparency for customers is of paramount importance.
Among the new machines on display will be the Haas UMC-750SS, a Super-Speed version of the company’s popular five-axis universal machining center. The UMC-750SS is a five-axis, 40-taper model equipped with a 15,000-rpm inline direct-drive spindle, a high-speed 40+1 tool side-mount tool changer, and Haas Automation’s powerful, high-speed machining software. It offers travels of 30" x 20" x 20", 1200 ipm rapids, and an integrated high-speed, dual-axis trunnion table.
Also at EMO will be the newly developed Haas DM-1 high-speed 40-taper drill/mill center. The inline direct-drive spindle turns to 15,000 rpm, and allows high-speed rigid tapping. Furthermore, the spindle is coupled directly to the motor to reduce heat, increase power transmission, and provide excellent surface finishes. The DM-1 offers a 20" x 16" x 15.5" work cube and provides cutting feedrates to 1200 ipm for high-speed milling, while the machine’s 18+1 tool side-mount tool changer swaps tools quickly to reduce non-cutting time.
EMO visitors will also be drawn to the new ST-15 big-bore turning center. The machine now provides a maximum cutting capacity of 14" x 16" and a 2.5" bar capacity, with a swing of 16" over the cross slide. For shops wanting additional capability for secondary operations, a Y-axis version of the ST-15 is also available. The ST-15Y has the same footprint and specifications as the ST-15, but with a maximum capacity of 12" x 16". It provides ±2" of Y-axis travel, and also includes 6000-rpm live tooling and C axis motion.
Aside from the machines, another star on the stand will be the Haas F1 car. As fans already know, the technical partner of the Haas F1 Team is Scuderia Ferrari, located just 200 km from EMO 2015, where the new chassis is undergoing vigorous wind tunnel testing.
EMO 2015 takes place at the Fieramilano exhibition venue, and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of the show.