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Thread: coolant pump
02-15-2007, 08:56 PM #1
The coolant pump on my Haas VMC is making bad noises. A new one from Haas costs $500. Is there a more reasonable solution? Who carries this pump?
02-15-2007, 09:23 PM #2
Think Snow Eh!
02-15-2007, 10:40 PM #3
Oh, Ox beat me to it...
Consider this, imagine cutting all your parts on your Haas dry. Think of the added cycle time, finish quality, tool wear, chip evac problems, etc, etc. I think the price of a coolant pump is way cheaper than the added costs otherwise.
JM2C... or 500 bucks
02-15-2007, 10:53 PM #4
See if you can cross referance the part number for it with something in Grainger, or another general supplier of contract equipment. I know you used to be able to do that with the cooling fans on a haas.
02-16-2007, 12:53 AM #5
2 months ago I had the same problem.After looking online for a week decided to go with Haas.
Grainger has 3/4 HP pumps @ 230/460 V for $620.
Plus you would need to make new electrical hook-up since this thing runs on 120v.
No warranty on new pump thou, at least at my HFO in CT.Maybe because I replaced it myself.Haas service guy would charge at least $250 for labor and travel only.
New one works fine .Takes 5 minutes to change.
Unless you find something on ebay, which I couldn't at a time.
If you DO, please post the information here.I would love to have a spare.
02-16-2007, 06:21 AM #6
Why not just change the bearings in the pump. Most of the time thats all that is making the noise and is alot cheaper than buying a new one.
02-16-2007, 11:22 AM #7
What Hz253 said. There's no mystery to opening up a coolant pump, worst you could do is wreck it. Even a motor rewind shop might do it for you, for much less than $500
02-17-2007, 01:13 PM #8
I just hooked up my new pump from Grainger. With tax it was $273.65. It is 1/4 h.p. I matched it up exactly to what my old one was. It works great and the silence is deafening compared to the old one.