Nevada home to latest Haas Automation Inc. milestone

October 16, 2018 - 05:30pm
Haas Automation Inc.

Haas Automation, Inc., is pleased to announce the installation of the 200,000th Haas CNC machine – another major milestone in the company’s history as a machine tool builder.

It was 30 years ago that a little upstart machine tool company from Southern California introduced its first vertical machining center at IMTS 88 in Chicago. The Haas VF-1 – affectionately known as the Very First One – quickly became the industry benchmark for affordable CNC technology.

Today, Haas Automation is one of the largest machine tool builders in the world, producing more machines per month than nearly any other builder. The company’s 200,000th machine – a UMC-750SS universal machining center – rolled off the production line recently, and was installed at Vineburg Machining Inc., in Carson City, Nevada.

“We are honored to be the recipient of the 200,000th Haas machine, and couldn’t be happier,” said Gerd Poppinga, Vice President/Operations, Vineburg Machining Inc. “This is our 7th Haas 5-axis UMC, and they’ve been a game changer for us. We are focused on creating quality American-Made products, and Haas machinery helps us keep that promise to our clients.”

“Installation of the 200,000th machine is a very special occasion for Haas Automation,” said Scott Gasich, VP of Sales and Marketing, Haas Automation, Inc. “The fact that it coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Haas VF-1 is proof that the Haas combination of value, performance, reliability, and support is just as important today, as it was in 1988.”

The UMC-750SS is a 5-axis, 40-taper universal machining center with 30" x 20" x 20" travels, 1200 ipm rapids, and an integrated high-speed, dual-axis trunnion table. The machine is equipped with a 15,000-rpm inline direct-drive spindle, a high-speed 40+1 tool side-mount tool changer, and Haas Automation’s powerful high-speed machining software. To simplify job set up, the UMC-750SS features Dynamic Work Offsets and Tool Center Point Control, and comes standard with Haas Automation’s Wireless Intuitive Probing System.

Haas products are distributed through a worldwide network of 170+ Haas Factory Outlets (HFOs) – dedicated, independently owned Haas resellers who provide the industry’s highest levels of service and support. The 200,000th Haas CNC machine is supplied and supported by the Haas Factory Outlet (a Division of Selway) in Union City, CA.

“It’s a great honor to be part of these celebrations,” said Keith Granno, HFO Union City. “Vineburg is a valued customer, and has invested in many Haas machines over the years. This celebration is a wonderful opportunity to recognize the achievements of all those involved, but the important thing is that the Haas machine will give the customer many years of profitable, reliable service.”



Related Glossary Terms

  • computer numerical control ( CNC)

    computer numerical control ( CNC)

    Microprocessor-based controller dedicated to a machine tool that permits the creation or modification of parts. Programmed numerical control activates the machine’s servos and spindle drives and controls the various machining operations. See DNC, direct numerical control; NC, numerical control.

  • inches per minute ( ipm)

    inches per minute ( ipm)

    Value that refers to how far the workpiece or cutter advances linearly in 1 minute, defined as: ipm = ipt 5 number of effective teeth 5 rpm. Also known as the table feed or machine feed.

  • machining center

    machining center

    CNC machine tool capable of drilling, reaming, tapping, milling and boring. Normally comes with an automatic toolchanger. See automatic toolchanger.


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