Haas Automation will take centre stage at the forthcoming EMO 2015 exhibition, the largest event of its kind in Europe. Taking place in Milan, Italy on October 5th – 10th, the US-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 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 universal five-axis machining centre. 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 762 x 508 x 508 mm, 30.5 m/min 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 centre. 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, which offers a 508 x 406 x 394 mm work cube, provides cutting feed rates to 30.5 m/min for high speed milling, while the machine’s 18+1 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 centre. The machine now provides a maximum cutting capacity of 356 x 406 mm, with a swing of 406 mm 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 305 x 406 mm.
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 200km 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 09:30 to 18:00 each day of the show.