Haas EC-500 Horizontal Machining Centre
The high-productivity features of the new Haas EC-500 HMC include a 813 x 508 x 711 mm work cube, dual 500 mm pallets, 1-degree indexing, an 80-gallon coolant system and triple-auger chip removal.
The standard 8,000-rpm, 40-taper spindle is powered by the Haas 20-hp vector dual drive system; an optional 30-hp, 12K spindle is also available. Both spindles feature an inline, direct-drive system that couples the drive directly to the spindle. This results in less vibration, heat and noise than belt- or gear-driven systems - which means superior surface finishes, excellent thermal stability and quieter operation. A 40+1 side-mount tool changer and 12.7 m/min cutting feeds are also standard.
The servo-driven pallet changer on the EC-500 swaps pallets in just 9 seconds, and each 500 mm pallet has a load capacity of 454 kg. A separate load station allows the operator to safely load/unload parts or change fixtures on one pallet while parts are being machined on the other, keeping spindle run time at a maximum. A full 4th-axis rotary table is also available for shops requiring simultaneous 4-axis motion.
Call 01603 760539 for further details on the Haas range of CNC machine tools or to discuss your requirements with a Haas expert.
Coldon Engineering Limited
“The Haas service is great. They always have the spares we need in stock, don’t charge the earth for them, and as long as we call their service department before 4:30pm they’ll get the parts to us first thing next morning. If we need a service engineer to visit they’ll be here the same day or within 24hrs. I fully recommend Haas.”
“We’re able to call the applications department for advice and they’ve always managed to provide us with the solutions we need, whether over the telephone or in person. Haas have given us some CNC control simulators, so our students can test their programming skills without the danger of crashing one of our real Haas machines. The training that Haas offers has proved invaluable both to students and staff.”
BBR Engineering Limited
Titan Motorsport Limited
Woodbridge Engineering Limited
Headline Filters Limited
“In all cases, every possible part that could be required is shipped in for the Engineer. Any parts not required are collected the next day & are never installed unless absolutely required. This honest philosophy, together with realistically priced spare parts ans highly competent staff make the upkeep of even our older machines viable. I look forward to many more years dealing with Haas.”