Meet the Cast
The massive Haas 50-taper side-mount tool changer holds 50 tools, plus one in the spindle. It is optional on the EC-1600 and EC-1600YZT horizontal machining centers.
The assembly consists of a large-diameter cast aluminum center section, multiple cast aluminum outer segments, and 50 diecast aluminum tool pockets. Casting the parts in aluminum to near-net shape decreases weight, increases strength, and reduces the amount of machining required for each part.