Buying a Haas VF6
The Haas VF6 comes in at 5 basic configurations, but all have a travel of 64 x 32 x 30 (XYZ). Various combinations of taper and spindle speed make this VF series Haas a workhorse for large-piece vertical machining in 40-taper, 50-taper, super speed, and 5-axis machining. Prices for new Haas VF6 begin well over $100,000 as compared with used which start around in the $30,000 for late 1990s models.
DWO/TCP on a Haas VF-6
When looking for a Haas VF6 for sale, consider asking if the DWO/TCP option is included. This stands for Dynamic Work Offsets and Tool Center Point Control. Its a software feature designed by Haas to increase productivity and reduce setup times. It makes setting up easy by allowing an operator to place the part and fixture anywhere on the machines table or platter. The machine will find it no matter the location that was programmed by the CAM system. DWO and TCPC determine the difference between the centers of rotation which are programmed in the CAM system and the centers of rotation inside the machine and applies the appropriate offsets. This saves money by eliminating costly work holding, like self-centering fixtures and the regeneration of programs by CAM systems.
Haas VF6 Overview and Specifications
The Haas VF6 models offered new in 2018 include the VF6/40, VF6SS, VF6/40TR, VF6SS, and VF650TR.