Haas CNC Lathe Models
Haas makes a full line of turning centers (lathes) including toolroom lathes, big-bore versions, dual-spindle models, live tooling with C-axis models and Y-axis capabilities. Below is a comparison of key features in their 2018 product lines.
ST Series: Designed to provide setup flexibility, extreme rigidity, and high thermal stability and economical prices. This is the workhorse lathe series. There are numerous models, from standard chuck lathes (ST-10 through ST-35) to lathes with added Y-axis (ST Series with Y) and large through-bore lathes (ST-40 and higher).
Dual-Spindle Series: A solution for done-in-one multi-operation parts with Y-axis turning, C-axis and live tooling these lathes are designed for the most complex parts that need to be done with one setup. Because of the increased part complexity and production speeds possible, this series is significantly more expensive than the others.
Toolroom Lathe Series: A great beginner lathe designed for start-up shops or as a first step into CNC machining. No G-code experience is necessary to operate this lathe.
Chucker Lathe: A very compact chucker lathe for prototyping or production work of precision parts. This lathe can be easily moved.
Haas DIY Resources & Regional Factory Outlet Service Support
Haas provides extensive online resources for training and support. They have troubleshooting guides, how-to procedures, mill operator manuals and lathe operator mills readily available on their website. You can watch videos for troubleshooting as well as service and maintenance and get regular tips on how to best operate and care for your Haas machines. In addition, operators can search for alarm codes. Keep in mind that Haas Automation has an extensive network of service technicians at their Haas Factory Outlets and recommends that certain machine repairs be done only by authorized personnel.
Haas CNC Lathe Controls
The Haas control makes their lathes easy to operate. Even models going to back to the year 2000 had Haas-only features like Word Processor Editing to help operators easily make changes. They carried features like one-touch, multi-function jog-handle and quick code programming even these early machines. Haas provides a robust dependable control that is integrated with the Haas CNC machine. Used Haas lathes have dedicated keypads with a full array of keys including a complete alphanumeric keypad with all common functions clearly labeled for operator use. Operators dont need to remember any encrypted codes.
Haas CNC lathe controls come with one-button features to make common multi-step functions fast. For example, a tool offset can be reduced to the push of one button. Other common functions of the one-button function include setting work offsets, homing the machine and selection the next tool during setup. Haas prides itself on easy, simple controls which once operators learn, they can transfer to other Haas machines. If you are looking for more advanced features, you can find them in the newer machines. Below is a list of software features most recently made available on their machines.
Buying A Haas Lathe
For the best success, plan well. You may want to write an RFQ with a list of your specifications to narrow your search criteria. A used Haas lathes value should be based on the quality of the machine and capabilities. Theres no big mark-up from the manufacturer like there is for new machines. After the initial depreciation, Haas used CNC machines hold their value well. Youll find pricing varies depending on the condition, number of spindle hours, the age of the CNC and the options that are included.
The Haas CNC lathe basic configurations have changed relatively over little over the years, making it a great option to buy used. Because of its popularity, finding machinists for the Haas lathe is easier than that for less popular machines and controls. Youll find variations in the processors, in the control, tooling and fixturing options, bar-feeder options, turret speeds, and power.