Auto Parts Loader

Automate Your Lathe Part Production
  • Ø5.8" x 5" Part Size
  • ST-10 to ST-35 Models
   

* Available for order in early 2019. North America and the UK only.

The Haas Automatic Parts Loader is a simple and affordable way to automate part production and boost productivity on Haas turning centers. It is designed and built exclusively for use on Haas turning centers, and connects directly to the Haas control. 

  • All-inclusive design, with plug-and-play capabilities to Haas ST-10 through ST-35 turning centers
  • Interfaces directly with the Haas control
  • Accommodates parts up to 5.8" diameter x 5" length x 10 lb
  • Includes light curtain for safe operation
  • Made in the USA

Overview

The Automatic Parts Loader (APL) is a simple way to automate part production on Haas ST-10 through ST-35 turning centers, including Y-axis models. The easy-to-use interface in the Haas control guides you through a simple, step-by-step setup process that “teaches” the APL arm its positions, and has you fully automated in minutes, loading and unloading parts for unattended machining.

APL Specifications

  INCH METRIC
Axis Travels (AU, AV, AW) 111" x 28" x 46" 2819 x 711 x 1168 mm
Rapids (AU)
1417 in/min
36 m/min
Rapids (AV)
236 in/min
6 m/min
Rapids (AW)
1417 in/min
36 m/min
Maximun Part (Diameter x Length) 
5.8" x 5.0"
147 x 127 mm
Maximum Part Weight Per Gripper 10 lb
4.5 kg
Table Size (Length x Width)  48" x 28" 1219 x 711 mm
Table Load Capacity 1000 lb 454 kg
Gripper Rotation 90°
90°

APL Part Management

Part management on the APL table is done using one of three included templates, which handle parts from 1.0" (25 mm) to 5.8" (147 mm) in diameter. Various part shapes – such as round, hex, and square – can be loaded, and grippers can be adjusted or modified to best fit your parts.

The APL is programmed directly through the lathe’s control, and set up using the Haas APL interface, which guides the operator through the steps necessary to quickly program the APL. Answering simple questions, the operator enters basic information by either positioning the part grippers and pushing a single button, or by entering basic numeric dimensions. All values are calculated automatically by the control, and the APL is ready to go.

The APL operates in the background during normal lathe operations, returning parts to the storage table and retrieving new raw pieces while parts are being machined. The result is near-continuous, unattended machining. The double-sided rotating gripper saves time by taking a part from the spindle and replacing it with a different piece without having to return to the storage table.

APL Interface

Easy-to-Use APL Interface

Our easy-to-use APL interface uses simple, step-by-step instructions to help the operator “teach” the APL the correct positions for picking up, loading, and unloading parts.

  • The APL is operated directly at the machine’s pendent, allowing seamless integration
  • Step-by-step instructions and graphics help guide the operator through the setup process, for example:
    • Set part pick-up position
    • Set clearance points
    • Set load and unload spindle positions at the chuck
    • Set drop-off position for completed parts
  • A simple program scheduler initiates part loading into the spindle, calls the associated part program, and then unloads and returns the completed part to the table

The cycle continues until all parts on the table are completed, or a specified number of parts are completed    

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All prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Freight, rigging, state & local taxes, vendor installation charges, and dealer installed accessories are not included. Not responsible for misprints or typographical errors. Machines shown with optional equipment. Actual product appearance may differ.