This Haas-designed and -built 18+1 side-mount tool changer holds 18 tools, plus one in the spindle, to increase productivity and reduce setup times. A double-arm gripper swaps tools quickly to minimize non-cutting time. Locating the tool changer outside of the work envelope frees up additional workspace, keeps tools and tool pockets free of contamination, and adds greater flexibility when using large fixtures or rotary tables. And there’s a built-in automatic recovery process, should a tool change be interrupted for any reason.
This tool changer features a servo-driven carousel that allows direct positioning to any tool in the carousel. No more indexing one pocket at a time. Shorter positioning time results in quicker cycle time during short machining operations or when the carousel is not pre-staged for the next tool.