Haas TL-3 CNC Toolroom Lathe
With a functional range from manual turning to full CNC, the Haas TL-3 Toolroom Lathe features a proprietary conversational operating system that makes cutting parts and creating part programs nearly effortless. The operator chooses an operation, touches off the X and Z surfaces, and is then prompted to enter basic dimension information. Default values for feed per revolution, spindle speed and depth of cut are automatically entered by the control, but may be changed by the operator. Once all necessary information is entered, a push of the Cycle Start button performs the desired operation. A Recorder function allows information to be saved for future retrieval.
The TL-3 Toolroom Lathe operates in four modes. In all modes, the Haas control provides extremely accurate digital read-out (DRO) of position, displayed to 0.0005" when using the manual handwheels or to 0.0001" when using the electronic jog handle. Electronic soft stops may be set to limit the travel of the lathe.
In manual mode, the X and Z axes are moved via standard handwheels. In semi-automatic mode, the TL-3 performs simultaneous linear interpolation for both axes using a single handwheel. ID/OD chamfers and tapers, for example, are easily cut in semi-automatic mode. In automatic mode, built-in machining cycles (both single- and multi-pass) are available for rough and finish profiling, chamfering, grooving, parting off, threading, drilling and tapping. In full CNC, the TL-3 is programmed using standard G code, and all axis motion is regulated by the Haas control via a G-code program.
Operations that would be difficult or impossible on a manual machine, such as radii, tapers, profiles, grooving, ID and OD threading, and rigid tapping, are all possible on the TL-3 Toolroom Lathe – without knowledge of G-code programming. Help menus are available directly on-screen, and a dry-run graphics feature allows operators to check their work before running a part.
The TL-3 is also available with a 25" chuck as the TL-3B.
Call 01603 760539 for further details on the Haas range of CNC machine tools or to discuss your requirements with a Haas expert.
Coldon Engineering Limited
“The Haas service is great. They always have the spares we need in stock, don’t charge the earth for them, and as long as we call their service department before 4:30pm they’ll get the parts to us first thing next morning. If we need a service engineer to visit they’ll be here the same day or within 24hrs. I fully recommend Haas.”
“We’re able to call the applications department for advice and they’ve always managed to provide us with the solutions we need, whether over the telephone or in person. Haas have given us some CNC control simulators, so our students can test their programming skills without the danger of crashing one of our real Haas machines. The training that Haas offers has proved invaluable both to students and staff.”
BBR Engineering Limited
Titan Motorsport Limited
Woodbridge Engineering Limited
Headline Filters Limited
“In all cases, every possible part that could be required is shipped in for the Engineer. Any parts not required are collected the next day & are never installed unless absolutely required. This honest philosophy, together with realistically priced spare parts ans highly competent staff make the upkeep of even our older machines viable. I look forward to many more years dealing with Haas.”