I have a Haas TL1 lathe. Although it has done very little work for what ever reason an x axis servo drive expired. At much expense I purchased one from the Australian agent and fitted it myself as fortunately they were at a trade show otherwise the cost would have been much greater.
I was going to look at having the old drive repaired if possible and have it as a spare on the shelf as I do a lot of work outside normal hours and if another expires I can replace it asap.
I was informed by the agent that it is Haas policy that the expired drive must be returned to them for evaluation.
They agent tells me it is for research and development but I think it is to stop you having them repaired and then not having to by new ones all the time.
Does anyone know whether this is Haas policy or just the Australian agent policy. As I own the drive and not one piece of paper work on the contract seems to point this policy out I think it is rude of Haas if this is indeed their policy. As a one man company any way to save money is a good way.