Well I need to make a choice.
I am contemplating buying 2 Haas SL10's.
I have 2 SL30s and although I am not a Haas fan I cannot complain.
They run 24/5 and I seldom see Maintenance near the machines after I changes the aluminum pullies on the motor to cast iron.
I have a srew machine running 24/5 and cannot keep up with a production run of 1,000.000 parts a year. Getting people to run screwmachines is getting tougher.
This is why I am thinking os the SL10's.
Are they as reliable as thier big brothers? Are they good with the Haas 300 barfeeders?
Is the tool life management function based of time in cut or motor load?
I would like to do lights out machining on this project as the 60" bar would last about an hour so on the auto loader I should be able to run 10 hours or more without manning it constintly.
Whatdoes everyone think of the SL10s?
If its not broken you are not machining hard enough