PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Haas DT-1 Drill/Tap Center Now Available with 20K Spindle


The Haas DT-1 Drill/Tap center is now available with a 20,000-rpm inline direct-drive spindle, giving customers the ability to run higher feed rates for small tools and high-speed machining operations.

The optional 20K spindle is ideal for applications that require high spindle speeds and that are powerful enough to mill hard-to-machine materials. It allows rigid tapping to 5000 rpm with up to four times retract speed to reduce cycle times. The spindle is powered by a 15 hp vector drive system that yields 16 ft-lb of cutting torque, and the motor is coupled directly to the spindle to reduce heat, increase power transmission, and provide excellent surface finishes.

The DT-1 is a lean-style machining center with a compact footprint that allows multiple machines to be placed side-by-side, allowing for the most efficient use of valuable shop floor space. It features a generous 20” x 16” x 15.5” work cube and 26” x 15” T-slot table while maintaining a small footprint. The machine provides cutting feed rates to 1200 ipm for high-speed milling, and the 20+1 side-mount tool changer swaps tools quickly to reduce non-cutting time. High-speed 2400 ipm rapids combine with high acceleration rates to shorten cycle times and increase throughput.

For efficient chip removal, the DT-1 features steeply sloped internal sheet metal. Optional twin chip augers transport chips to exit at the rear of the machine, allowing multiple machines to be placed close together. A 45-gallon flood coolant system is standard, with options for a programmable coolant nozzle and high-pressure through-spindle coolant systems.

Built in the USA by Haas, the DT-1 Drill/Tap Center is backed by the worldwide network of Haas Factory Outlets – the most extensive system of support and service in the industry.