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Haas TL-3 CNC Toolroom Lathe

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With a functional range from manual turning to full CNC, the Haas TL-3 Toolroom Lathe features a proprietary conversational operating system that makes cutting parts and creating part programs nearly effortless. The operator chooses an operation, touches off the X and Z surfaces, and is then prompted to enter basic dimension information. Default values for feed per revolution, spindle speed and depth of cut are automatically entered by the control, but may be changed by the operator. Once all necessary information is entered, a push of the Cycle Start button performs the desired operation. A Recorder function allows information to be saved for future retrieval.

The TL-3 Toolroom Lathe operates in four modes. In all modes, the Haas control provides extremely accurate digital read-out (DRO) of position, displayed to 0.0005" when using the manual handwheels or to 0.0001" when using the electronic jog handle. Electronic soft stops may be set to limit the travel of the lathe.

In manual mode, the X and Z axes are moved via standard handwheels. In semi-automatic mode, the TL-3 performs simultaneous linear interpolation for both axes using a single handwheel. ID/OD chamfers and tapers, for example, are easily cut in semi-automatic mode. In automatic mode, built-in machining cycles (both single- and multi-pass) are available for rough and finish profiling, chamfering, grooving, parting off, threading, drilling and tapping. In full CNC, the TL-3 is programmed using standard G code, and all axis motion is regulated by the Haas control via a G-code program.

Operations that would be difficult or impossible on a manual machine, such as radii, tapers, profiles, grooving, ID and OD threading, and rigid tapping, are all possible on the TL-3 Toolroom Lathe – without knowledge of G-code programming. Help menus are available directly on-screen, and a dry-run graphics feature allows operators to check their work before running a part.

The TL-3 is also available with a 25" chuck as the TL-3B.

Call 01603 760539 for further details on the Haas range of CNC machine tools or to discuss your requirements with a Haas expert.

Click here for Haas TL-3 Specifications

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.”    

Greenwich University
“The service that the University has received from Haas has been exemplary, from the initial decision making stage, through the sales and ordering process, installation and after sales support. 

“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
“The service we’ve had from Haas has been excellent. Our VF-3 vertical developed a problem, which we reported at 11 o’clock that morning. By 2 o’clock we’d confirmed with the Haas service department that we needed a new spindle and that a technician would be with us the next day. He arrived at 8 o’clock the next morning, with a new spindle, which was fitted and aligned that day. The machine has been faultless ever since.”    

Titan Motorsport Limited
“I’m a big fan of Haas and currently have over 20 of their CNC machines. We’ve got a service contract, so our machines are frequently serviced and are very reliable. If we ever have a problem, the Haas service engineers are with us within 24hrs. For example, the other day, one of our machines was showing a low oil pressure warning. The service engineer arrived early the next day and fitted a new pump.”    

Woodbridge Engineering Limited
“We’ve always had great service and support from Haas. To give an example; one of our operators knocked the spindle on our SL-30 lathe out of alignment. The Haas service engineer was here the following day, with all the parts he needed and fixed the machine.”    

Headline Filters Limited
“Over the years I’ve always been very pleased with the consistently high level of service we get from Haas. On the occasions when our older machines develop a fault, a simple telephone call to Haas reception is all that’s required to get in touch with the Service Department & then to an Engineer. The Engineers are excellent at diagnosing faults & in many cases the problem can be dealt with over the phone in order to keep our production going.

“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.”      

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