Haas Machine + Haas Robot Interface + Robot = Quick Setup and Non-Complicated Automation.
Haas has simplified the communication between the CNC machine and the robot using the standard Ethernet connection built into the Haas control.
The robot is set up directly through the Haas control using the Haas Robot Interface, which guides the operator through the steps necessary to quickly program the robot’s motions, using the Haas Touch Remote Jog Handle. Answering simple questions, the operator enters basic information by either positioning the part grippers and pushing a single button to record the position, or by entering basic numeric values. The motions are recorded and values are calculated automatically by the control, and the robot is ready for automatic parts loading.
A basic part management table can be created by setting up a grid pattern template of equally spaced rows and columns. The robot APL grippers can be configured for various part shapes – such as round, hex, and square bars – and adjusted or modified to best fit your parts.
The robot APL operates in the background during normal machining 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.