We are considering buying a used Haas TM-1. I understand that the haas cnc interface includes a software lock to ensure that purchasers pay their invoice. After a certain number of running hours, the user must provide a software key code (obtainable from Haas) to 'unlock' the machine. If I'm buying second hand, how can I determine that the machine is 'unlocked'? Also, how many running hours are allowed before the keycode is required?
Many thanks for your help.
You can call HAAS with the serial number and they will tell you. Also, HAAS will be able to give you service history.
I do see that you are in the UK and maybe there is a different system, but that is how it would be done here.
we do it the same way in the uk just phone hass service on 01603 760539 and give them the serial number they will give the infomation you need.
the lock out is activated after 200 hrs so you could just check the power on time on the parameter page on the machine.
I have several Haas machines and all of them had the 800 hour limit. This limit is also reset if you have the controller software reloaded or re-initialized. I was told the 200 hour limit is when a machine is leased or bought on payment terms.
From Haas at a price if your controller can accept them and at a greater price if you need some hardware upgrades, as far as I know. The upgrades I had were under warranty on new machines because there were glitches. This was when Haas was switching to the new lcd monitor.
I had purchased a Haas TM1 brand new and paid cash for it. After 800 hrs. The control software locked up on me. It is not just for lease or loan situations. I called my Haas dealer and after I read the serial number to me, they give me a code, typed it in and was ready to go in about 30 minutes from start to end.after that I never got that alarm again. The 200 hrs. Lock is for functions like rigid tap, high speed machining and few other options.
Hope this helps