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    96-0012 Rev NJune 2009©2009 Haas Automation, Inc.Automatic Pallet ChangerOperator’s Addendum20HPV E C T O RD U A L D R I V EDrawing Name: Quad apc w- Thin Pendant.cdrLast Updated: 12/08/08By: G. GrajedaChange Description:First ReleaseNetwork Path: Graphics/APC

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    196-0012 Rev NJune 20091.0 AutomAtic PAllet chAnger (APc)WArning!Read the entire addendum before at-tempting to install or operate the APC. Serious injury or damage could result from not following proper procedures.This manual provides information on APC installation, programming and opera-tion....

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    296-0012 Rev NJune 2009PAllet sPeCifiCAtionsWeight: 300 lbs. Thickness: 1 1/2” Bolt Holes: 5 inch spacing, 1/2”-13 X 3/4 DP threads Holes drilled in pallet should be less than 1” deep.40.0046.005.0018.87519.005.00.50Chip TrayPallet4.502.502.0 mAintenAnceThe following is a list of requ...

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    396-0012 Rev NJune 2009Alignment pinClamp Rail BoltsReceiverReceiver BaseClamping BarWiperChip TrayPalletPallet Clamp SwitchTubing Cover3.0 instAllAtion TOOLS REQUIRED:Machinists’ level (2)• 6’ straightedge• Allen wrenches• Forklift capable of lifting 5,000 lbs, with forks at least 6...

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    496-0012 Rev NJune 20093.1 Assembly, rough leveling AnD Alignment1. Remove the lock nut and washer from the end of the air cylinder rod. Connect the air cylinder and bracket to the machine with four 1/4”-20 BHCS.2. Insert the air cylinder rod into the door bracket, then attach the lock nut and...

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    596-0012 Rev NJune 2009Leveling PadLeveling ScrewAPC LegAPC Brace3/8“SHCS (4)VMC BaseHHB (2)VF-4 Holes (2)VF-3 Holes (2) StraightEdgeRollersReceiverAPC Casting Installing the APC Brace APC Roller Alignment Setup7. In MDI mode, command an M14. The table will move to the pallet #1 load ...

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    696-0012 Rev NJune 2009 Chain drive roller positioning Chain position adjustment tool placement14. Insert two 1/2”-13 eyebolts into each pallet. Attach straps or chains to the eyebolts, and use a forklift or hoist to lift each of the pallets onto the APC. En-sure tha...

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    796-0012 Rev NJune 200917. Screw the air blast hose into the APC. Remove the piece of tubing from the top itting of the VMC lube/air panel cross itting, and replace it with the APC air hose. Connect the air supply for pallet rail air blast. APC Air HoseCross Fitting APCAPCCoolant Tank8.0...

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    896-0012 Rev NJune 20093.2 fine tuningThe APC was set up, run, and adjusted at the factory. Due to slight variations during reassembly, it will be necessary to ine tune the APC to ensure that the pallets load and unload as smoothly as possible.settingsThe following settings control the location...

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    996-0012 Rev NJune 20091. Power On the mill. In MDI mode, command an M17, then an M14, to posi-tion the mill table. M14 will align the receiver with Pallet #1. M15 will align the receiver with Pallet #2.2. Manually push the pallet adjacent to the receiver from the APC to the re-ceiver. If necessa...

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    1096-0012 Rev NJune 2009If the pallet makes a noise as it stops, the locating stub on the bottom of the pallet hit the locating ingers on the Pallet Clamp Plate. Change the value of the X Load Position by adjusting setting 121 for pallet 1, and setting 125 for pallet 2. Typically the load and unl...

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    1196-0012 Rev NJune 2009The APC can be programmed to run one program on both pallets, or a different program on each pallet. The “Sample Programs” section consists of two basic programs: the irst sample program runs the same part on both pallets, and the second program runs a different part o...

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    1296-0012 Rev NJune 2009The pallets can also be scheduled from the Pallet Schedule Table (PST) dis-play. This display can be found by pressing the CURNT COMDS key and then pressing the PAGE UP or PAGE DOWN keys until the Pallet Schedule Table page is reached. The pallets can be scheduled from thi...

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    1396-0012 Rev NJune 2009Changing or adding status text can be done in the PST. Use the arrow keys to move the table cursor to the “PALLET STATUS” column. Press the F1 key. A selection menu will appear over the “PALLET STATUS” column. (Pressing F1 again or RESET will close the menu.) The n...

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    1496-0012 Rev NJune 2009M46 Jump If Pallet LoadedThis M code causes control to be transferred to the line number speciied by the P code if the pallet speciied by the Q code is currently loaded.Example: M46Qn Pnn Jump to line nn in the current program if pallet n is loaded, otherwise go to the n...

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    1596-0012 Rev NJune 20094.3 sAmPle ProgrAmsExample #1:Basic program using the “Schedule Pallet” light on the APC. This program will run the same part program on each pallet.OxxxxProgram numberM36(Flash “Schedule Pallet” light, wait until SCHEDULE PALLET button is pressed to continue)M50(...

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    1696-0012 Rev NJune 2009fms sAmPle ProgrAmsExample #1:Basic pallet change program that loads the next scheduled pallet and runs the correct parts program. The next pallet and the correct program are determined from the PST. Below is a sample of a Pallet Schedule Table (Sample Table 1). The table ...

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    1796-0012 Rev NJune 2009Pallet Schedule SampleTable 2Pallet NumberLoad OrderPallet StatusPallet UsageProgram Number Program Comment10UNSCHEDULED12O06012(CUT SLOT)22SCHEDULED13O05870(DRILL AND TAP)3*LOADED23O04990(ROUGH AND FINISH TOG)41SCHEDULED8O06012 (CUT SLOT)Description: The second loop throu...

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    1896-0012 Rev NJune 2009M50 (Perform pallet change after SCHEDULE PALLET button is pressed or PST is updated)M46 Q1 Pxx1 This line will check to see if pallet #1 is on the machine. If it is then it will jump to line xx1. If the pallet is not on the machine, then it will continue to ...

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    1996-0012 Rev NJune 2009M36 P4 (Wait for pallet to be scheduled)M50 P4 (Load Pallet #4)M98 Pxxx4 (Control jumps to program Oxxx4 and runs this program.)M99 (Repeat program: see Mill Operator’s Manual for a more detailed description of M99)NOTE: M99 at the end of a program will cause co...

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    2096-0012 Rev NJune 20095.0 PAllet chAnger recoveryThe M50 pallet change must be successfully completed before normal opera-tions can continue.If the pallet change is interrupted, another pallet change must be run to reset the machine. If this puts the wrong pallet into the VMC then an additiona...

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    2196-0012 Rev NJune 20095.1 troubleshooting Receiver andPallet #1AlignmentPinsPallet #2Lube/Air PanelAPCControl PanelPallet Clamped SwitchPallet Drive PinTop View VMC and APCPallet homeswitches andPin Clearswitches areunder thecontrol panel. Pallet DriveLegPallet HomeSwitchesChai...

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