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Tips & Tricks

Q: Why use a bar feeder?

Bar feeders are perhaps the most common automation accessories used in the metalworking industry. Generally applied to turning machines they…

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Q: How can I safely get my 3-jaw chuck off my turning center?

Lower the pressure down to minimum so actuation is slow. When you are in the middle of the stroke hit…

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Q: What is the proper break-in procedure on NSK electro spindles? If the spindles have been idle for some time, does the user need to warm them up before use?

The iSpeed3 Series is a high-precision, high-speed motor spindle. The following procedure must be followed to ensure proper motor spindle…

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What is the Proper Tool Setting Procedure for Haas Machines?

Using the Z Face Measure Key, if you are not sure you are getting the correct value: Example:  The correct value…

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Q: How does a saw’s design and blade twist relate to operation cost and cutting performance?

Similar to machine tools, the better that vibration is dampened and isolated from the cutting process, the greater the overall…

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Q: Did you know that the Haas control can stop execution and ask the operator to answer a simple question before continuing to run the remainder of the program?

M109 Interactive User Input This M code allows a G-code program to place a short prompt on the screen, get…

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