4th Axis (HAAS Mill)
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The 4th axis is used in conjunction with the HAAS mill to give you an additional degree of freedom while machining parts.
This page provides a basic tutorial on mounting the fourth axis on the HAAS mill.
Installing/ Uninstalling 4th Axis
|Installing the 4th axis
|Use the green POWER ON button in the top left corner of the control panel. Then push power up reset
|Located behind vertical band saw, place 4th axis approximately a wrench's distance from the right sidewall of the mill.
|Use the T-bolts and T-nuts to mount the 4th axis. Insure There is enough room for a wrench to get the back bolt.
|Located on control panel
|Plug the two 4th axis electrical cables into the corresponding sockets marked “-A- Axis”, located in the west face of the mill’s electrical box The Wire on the left needs a quarter turn to connect in.
|attach the 4th axis air line to the regulator under the mill’s electrical box.
|Located in the DISPLAY section on the mill’s control panel.
|Fastest way to get there is page down
|Usually two to the right
|sends command to computer
|To allow movement of HAAS
|double press reset to turn off flashing light
|Dowel rod from the fastener section works well. You can also ask Russ for straight shaft.
|Using an indicator dial attached to the mill head. Run dial indicator back and forth until and adjust until no movement is seen on dial.
|Makes sure 4th Axis is aligned and stationary
|Center of 4th axis
|4th Axis is ready for use
|Uninstalling the 4th axis
|To guarantee safety
|Hold air line firmly so it won't go flying.
|Gets you to the setting menu
|It will say HRT160BL then arrow over to the left until it says "off" to turn of 4th axis
|to allow use again
|Turns off flashing light
|Protects HAAS Machine from getting damaged.
|Place 4th axis back where you got it