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Secret Haas Control Screen

1/17/20 5:28 PM / by camInstructor Mike

Have a look at this super secret screen in the Haas Control! In this video I'll show you how to access it and what it does!

The Haas Control is one of the most user friendly controls found on CNC machines. Navigation of menus is super intuitive. Simple graphical interfaces make the CNC operators day must easier. And lets not forget, the Haas control is the same on a Mill as it is on a Lathe. Even a Haas control from 20 years ago is essentially the same as the one today! (Well, there have been few button changes, the NextGen control has many improved funstions, but comparatively they are all very similar)

There are some screens on the control that you may not know about since you cannot get to them through the typical menu options. In the video I show you how to access the color chart screen to see all the available color options in the Haas control. You can change the color of the screen to any of the colors listed by inputting the number into setting 198.


If you do not want to access that screen, you can use this handy color chart instead...

Haas Color Chart


To get to this page...

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Set Setting #7 to OFF
  3. Press ALARM
  4. Type DEBUG and press ENTER
  5. Press PARAMETER
  6. Press F4
  7. Find your color. Press RESET to exit this screen
  8. Go to Settings
  9. Set Setting #198 to your color number
  10. Press ALARM
  11. Type DEBUG and press ENTER
  12. Go to Settings
  13. Set Setting #7 to ON


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Topics: Mastercam, Haas

camInstructor Mike

Written by camInstructor Mike

camInstructor Mike is Mike Wearne, an avid machinist, cnc programmer and overall connoisseur of all things machining. Mike is one of camInstructor's resident cad/cam/cnc experts and works part time at his local college teaching aspiring machinists how to program CNC Machines of all types.

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