Haas Automation now offers its new ST-15Y big bore, small footprint CNC turning centre. The company says the ST-15Y provides 102mm of Y-axis travel (±51mm from the centreline) for off-centre milling, drilling and tapping, and comes as standard with 6000rpm high-torque live tooling and a full C-axis for four-axis capability. The machine, which will be available in Europe in Q4, offers 63.5mm bar capacity and a maximum cutting capacity of 356 x 406mm, with a swing of 406mm over the cross slide.
In addition all new vertical machining centres come with the Haas Next Generation Control (NGC). The company says this offers more memory to store programs, DWO (Dynamic Work Offset) and TCPC (Tool Centre Point Control) - to simplify four- and five-axis machining, a new VPS (Visual Programming System) to generate G-code programs, and optional Wi-Fi capability.