Turning small parts on a large lathe usually isn’t an efficient use of a company’s assets, and could even adversely affect the bottom line. The New Generation ST-10 CNC lathe from Haas Automation, Inc., provides an economical solution for small parts turning in a compact package that is loaded with full-size features.
The Haas ST-10 turning center was designed from the ground up to be extremely rigid, highly accurate, and very thermally stable. All castings were optimized using finite element analysis (FEA) to produce the most rigid designs, while improving chip and coolant flow, and simplifying maintenance and service. The spindle head features a compact, symmetrical design for thermal stability and rigidity, and the 45-degree wedge design greatly increases the tool-mounting envelope and improves chip flow.
The ST-10 is equipped with a 12-station BOT turret that indexes tools in 0.5 second to reduce cycle times. The machine provides a maximum cutting capacity of 14″ x 14″, with a swing of 16.25″ over the cross slide. The ST-10’s A2-5 spindle nose has a 2.31″ spindle bore and a bar capacity of 1.75″. It is equipped with a 6.5″ hydraulic 3-jaw chuck. The machine’s 15 hp vector dual-drive spindle turns to 6000 rpm, and provides 75 ft-lb of torque at 1300 rpm.
On-the-fly wye-delta switching yields a wide constant-horsepower band for constant surface feed cuts, and rapids are 1200 ipm.
Standard equipment on the ST-10 includes rigid tapping, a 15″ color LCD monitor, and a USB port. Available high-productivity options include high-torque live tooling with C axis, a belt-type chip conveyor, a tailstock with hydraulic quill, an automatic tool probe, an automatic parts catcher, high-pressure coolant systems, and much more.
Learn more about the Haas ST-10 at Haas Automation's blog, @YourService.
Last edited by PracticalMan; 03-04-2011 at 11:29 AM.