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Automatic Parts Loader Automates Lathe Operations



Many shops today are looking to automation and automatic part loading as a means to reduce costs, increase throughput and cope with the ongoing shortage of skilled labor. The Automatic Parts Loader (APL) from Haas Automation, Inc., is a fully integrated solution for automating turning operations on Haas ST-10 through ST-35 turning centers, including Y-axis models.

The Haas APL automatically picks up parts from an external tray and loads them into the lathe for unattended turning. The dual grippers handle parts up to 5.8" (147 mm) diameter by 5" (127 mm) long, and weighing up to 10 lbs. (4.5 kg). The APL can load raw pieces into the machine, remove completed parts and then return them to the table.

The APL is programmed directly through the Haas Next Generation Control, and set up using the Haas Visual Programming System, which guides the operator through the steps necessary to quickly and easily program the APL. An integrated light curtain keeps operators safe during automatic operation.

The APL operates in the background during normal lathe operations, returning parts to the storage table and retrieving new raw pieces while parts are being machined. The double-sided rotating gripper saves time by taking a part from the spindle and replacing it with a new piece without having to return to the storage table. The result is near-continuous, unattended machining.

All new Haas machines come standard with HaasConnect mobile machine monitoring, which provides instant alerts about machine status via email or SMS text message - so users know the operating status of their machine, even when running unattended. "The Haas Next Generation Control is faster, smarter and better than ever; and it is Industry 4.0-ready, with built-in Ethernet, available WiFi connectivity," said a company spokesperson.

For more information contact:

Haas Automation, Inc.

2800 Sturgis Road

Oxnard, CA 93030

800-331-6746

www.HaasCNC.com

Southwest

AR

Michael Garner

HFO - A Div. of Phillips Commercial

8500 Triad Drive

Colfax, NC 27235

336-665-1080

S. TX, Central TX

Tim Spencer

HFO - A Div. of

Champions Machine Tool Sales

1151 E. Cypresswood

Spring, TX 77373

800-375-5673 / 281-355-9220

LA

Patrick Kane III

HFO - A Div. of

Morris Group

914 W. Pont des Mouton Rd.

Lafayette, LA 70507

337-234-0818

www.hfomachinetools.com

N. TX

Adam Johns

HFO - A Div. of

Manufacturing Machinery Company

1633 Firman Dr.

Richardson, TX 75081

972-231-2802

OK

Ken Timmons

HFO - A Div. of

Timco Machine Tools

1720 North Juniper Avenue

Broken Arrow, OK 74012

866-HAAS-CNC (422-7262)

NM

Mark Smith

HFO - Denver, A Div. of

Moncktons Machine Tools

637 Osage Street

Denver, CO 80204

303-571-4933

msmith@mmtproductivity.com

Southeast

TN

Michael Garner

HFO - A Div. of Phillips Commercial

1897 General George Patton Dr.

Franklin, TN 37068

615-599-5959

AL, NC, VA, SC, GA

Michael Garner

HFO - A Div. of Phillips Commercial

8500 Triad Drive

Colfax, NC 27235

336-665-1080

FL

Scott Myre

HFO - A Div. of

Morris Group

913 S US Hwy. 301 South

Tampa, FL 33619-4338

877-504-7208

www.haasflorida.com

MS

Patrick Kane III

HFO - A Div. of

Morris Group

914 W. Pont des Mouton Rd.

Lafayette, LA 70507

337-234-0818

www.hfomachinetools.com

Northeast

CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

Ted Karp

HFO - A Div. of Morris Group

651 Day Hill Rd.

Windsor, CT 06095

860-692-8223

www.hfotrident.com

E. NY, N. NJ, Long Island

Neil McGill

HFO - A Div. of

Allendale Machinery Systems

16 Park Way

Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458

201-327-5215

info@hfoallendale.com

www.HFOAllendale.com

W. PA

HFO - Pittsburgh

549A Keystone Drive

Warrendale, PA 15086

724-778-3220 / 800-358-6959

pittsburgh_sales@haasfactoryoutlet.com

WV

Dave Tucker

HFO Midwest -

A Div. of Midwest Mfg. Resources Inc.

1993 Case Pkwy. N.

Twinsburg, OH 44087

800-833-0246

www.hfomidwest.com

W. NY, Central NY

Brian Cregg

HFO - A Div. of NYMAT

2650 Baird Road

Fairport, NY 14450

585-641-4227

info@nymat.com

DC, DE, MD, S. NJ, E. PA

Michael Garner

HFO - A Div. of Phillips Commercial

3599 Marshall Lane, Unit A

Bensalem, PA 19020

215-245-5500

Midwest

N. IL, IN

Tim Taylor

HFO Chicago

555 Busse Road

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

847-258-2850

www.hfochicago.com

E. MI, W. MI, S. MI

Jay Haas

HFO - A Div. of Gerotech

29220 Commerce Dr.

Flat Rock, MI 48134

734-379-7788

sales@hfogerotech.com

www.hfogerotech.com

www.hfogerotech.com

E. WI, U.P. MI

HFO - Milwaukee

3315 Intertech Dr.

Brookfield, WI 53045

262-373-5050

milwaukee_sales@haasfactoryoutlet.com

N. OH, S. OH, KY

Dave Tucker

HFO Midwest - A Div. of

Midwest Mfg. Resources Inc.

1993 Case Pkwy. N.

Twinsburg, OH 44087

800-833-0246

www.hfomidwest.com

S. IL, E. MO, W. MO, KS

Brian Cregg

HFO - A Div. of NYMAT

2650 Baird Road

Fairport, NY 14450

585-641-4227

info@nymat.com

MN, W. WI, ND, SD

Andy Archer

HFO - A Div. of Productivity

15200 25th Ave N, Ste. 120

Minneapolis, MN 55447

763-742-1263

hfomn@productivity.com

NE, W. IA, E. IA

Dennis Smith

HFO - A Div. of Productivity

9440 Atlantic Drive SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

800-327-1123

dsmith@productivity.com

West

AZ, S. NV

Patrick Ellison

HFO-Phoenix, A Div. of

Ellison Machinery Co.

1610 S. Priest Dr. #101

Tempe, AZ 85281

480-968-5877

sales@ellisonaz.com

CA (Los Angeles, Ventura Counties)

HFO-Torrance

580 Madrid Ave.

Torrance, CA 90501

310-381-0750

torrance_sales@haasfactoryoutlet.com

S. CA

HFO-Anaheim, A Div. of

Machining Time Savers Inc.

1338 S. State College Pkwy.

Anaheim, CA 92806

714-635-7373

sales@mtscnc.com

N. CA, N. NV, OR, WA

HFO-Union City, A Div. of

Selway Machine Tool

29250 Union City Blvd.

Union City, CA 94587

888-735-9290

HFO@selwaytool.com

CO, WY

HFO-Denver, A Div. of

Moncktons Machine Tools

637 Osage Street

Denver, CO 80204

303-571-4933

mmt@mmtdenver.com

ID, MT

George Cobb

HFO-Boise, A Div. of

King Machine Inc

443 W. Pennwood St.

Meridian, ID 83642

208-345-9600

sales@kingmach.com

UT

HFO-Salt Lake City, A Div. of

Moncktons Machine Tools

3676 W. California Ave, Ste. A117

Salt Lake City, UT 84104

801-886-2221

salessic@mmtproductivity.dev

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