Post by garibaldi Post by BottleBob
Our Haas mill automatically does a tool change to tool #1 as part of
its start-up procedure. The part would have to be done before the
machine is shut off, or perhaps don't shut the machine off.
I thought you had Fadals.
We've got 4 Fadals, one Haas 64 X 32 mill, a Tree mill, a Makino
horizontal mill, two Haas lathes, an Okuma lathe and about 6 manual
mills and 5 manual lathes. Oh and a manual horizontal mill, with
various other surface grinders, band saws, etc. etc.
Post by garibaldi
If so, is this one of their little quirks
Each machine has it's own little quirks. For instance, to do a
mid-program start on the Fadals you have to have the correct tool in the
spindle (it won't put it in for you if it isn't the correct one). The
Haas knows what tool is in the spindle when doing mid-program starts and
will load the correct tool. Although, IF you do your mid-program start
AT a tool change the machine will first load the PRIOR tool, THEN
immediately change to the correct tool. So if you're starting at a tool
change, just start on the line AFTER the tool change and everything's