Haas Offers VM Series Mold Machining Centers

Haas Automation recently redesigned its VM Series mold machining centers. Haas engineers reviewed all aspects of the VM machines, including motion control, coolant containment, chip evacuation, ergonomics and serviceability, made improvements and put everything into an all-new package, the company said.

Designed for the mold making, tool & die and medical industries, Haas VM Series machines are available in three frame sizes. Each VM Series machine features a 12,000 RPM 40-taper spindle, a 30 HP vector dual-drive system, a 24-pocket side-mount tool changer, a high-speed control with full look-ahead and a unique multi-fixturing table.

The new generation Haas VM machines use next-generation digital servomotors and high-resolution encoders on all axes. Software and motor-control advancements are intended to yield higher accelerations and better surface-finish performance, the company said.

To prevent chip and coolant egress during machining, the VM enclosures have been optimized to improve panel fit and service access. And all VM machines are available with an optional multi-auger chip removal system.

The smallest of the VM Series is the VM-2, with a 30" x 20" x 20" work cube and a 36" x 18" table. The VM-3 features a 40" x 26" x 25" work cube and a 54" x 25" table and the VM-6, the largest of the VM machines, has 64" x 32" x 30" travels and a 64" x 28" table. For maximum fixturing versatility, each machine's cast-iron table features T-slots in both the X and Y directions, as well as precision dowel-pin bores and a pattern of tapped holes.

VM Series machines come standard with a 24-pocket side-mount tool changer that swaps tools in 2.8 seconds. Also standard are an automatic chip auger, remote jog handle, programmable coolant nozzle, automatic air gun, high-speed machining software with look-ahead, Ethernet connectivity, USB port and expanded program memory to 250 MB.

For more information contact:

Haas Automation, Inc.

2800 Sturgis Road

Oxnard, CA 93030800-331-6746