I'm considering picking up a used 2000 TM-1 for some second ops from Lathes. I'm not familiar with Haas, so my first question is what is the difference between VQC and intutive programming. We use Mazaks so 90% of what we do we use conversational programming and we"re a small shop without CAD/CAM.
How well will the TM-1 thread mill and rigid tap?
Mostly 6061 and 12L14. I guess that is part of my point, I don't know What VQC will or will not do, I can't find any info on the Hass site that tells me what features (conversational) is really called or a short demo on how its used.
Thanks for the reply.
The TM1 will thread mill and tap just fine but it seems a bit of overkill worrying about VQC for this because the programming is so trivial.
An open mind is a virtue...so long as all the common sense has not leaked out.
Great machine, I really enjoy working with mine. When you get it increase the RPMs to 6000 RPMS and break in the bearings properly. Run your machine from 100-6000 RPMs in 200 RPM increments waiting a few minutes in between the increments. When you get to 6000 RPMs let it run for 2 hours. I did this and my machine is less noisy than it was before and is working great.
Also you can increase the accel and max speed of the axises to shorten some production time down.
As for tapping, it works great for me. I use rigid tapping and have "repeat rigid tap" turned on. I exclusively peck tap all my holes.