Parts loader allows unattended machining

Nov. 9, 2020
Haas' UMC Auto Parts Loader simplifies setup for operators, interfacing directly with the Haas control to offer plug-and-play machining to boost production.

UMC Auto Parts Loader The Haas Auto Parts Loader (APL) allows for fully automated loading and unloading of parts with Haas’ UMC-500 and UMC-500SS universal machining centers. Parts are arranged on the table in an equally spaced grid pattern, and the operator follows step-by-step instructions to set up the process in minutes. The raw material can be round, hex-shaped or square and vary in size from 1 inch by 1 inch to 6 inches by 6 inches.

What’s new? The APL, which began shipping in October.

Benefits Simple, affordable automation. The APL interfaces directly with the Haas control to offer plug-and-play unattended machining to boost production. It includes a light curtain for operator safety.

Haas Automation Inc., Oxnard, Calif., 805-278-1800,

Vital statistics        
Maximum part size        6 inches by 6 inches        
Maximum part weight per gripper        10 pounds        
Table size        48 inches by 28 inches        
Table load capacity        1,000 pounds