After our initial successful test of a Midaco pallet changer on a Haas VF2SS in 2015, we made the decision to install four VF3's with Midaco pallet changers. No regrets. There isn't much arguing with a spindle utilization increase of 50% with no increase in labor cost. Prior to these pallet changers our typical spindle utilization was approximately 60%. Afterward, it's typically in excess of 90%. Pretty simple straight forward way to dramatically increase output. If this is something you're considering, the larger pallets compatible with extended-Y machines make it easy to install larger, 2-station vises which improves throughput even more.
The MidacoFan uses your machine’s control to clean “unattended” between cycles. Keep the chips and coolant INSIDE the machine tool and change parts OUTSIDE on a Pallet Changer WHILE your machine is cutting. Keep Your Spindle Running!