Save time and increase your throughput by running at higher rpm and increased feedrates. Save money by eliminating the need for expensive coolant, and all of its associated costs and time-wasting hassles. Modern tools with special coatings, like titanium aluminum nitride (TiAlN), can run at much higher speeds and feedrates than ever. But those special coatings need to run without coolant (dry machining), and there is a trade-off: You still need to get the chips out of the way or you’ll damage the tool and mar the surface finish. Since these high-speed tools need to run dry, how do you get the chips – and heat – away from the tool? The Haas Through-Tool Air Blast (TAB) option is the perfect solution. TAB supplies high-pressure / high-flow air through the tool, directly to the cutting edge. TAB blasts hot chips away from the tool and cutting zone, allowing you to run 2X the rpm and feedrate you’re used to. Because TAB utilizes the same plumbing that delivers Through-Spindle Coolant, the option requires that you also have a Haas Through-Spindle Coolant (TSC) system, or the TSC Ready option. But that’s great, because you can easily switch between air and coolant through the tool – depending on the application.
NOTE: Requires a Haas Through-Spindle Coolant system, or the TSC Ready option (NGC software version 100.22.000.1000 or later).