CNC Rotary Table
A tilting CNC Rotary Table is an innovative high precision modeling system especially made for the designing industry. This rotary instrument enables operators to cut or drill various metallic materials at precise angles. However, most Rotary Tables are primarily mounted on a horizontal axis, operating upon a vertically axis.
The CNC Rotary Table’s unique advantage over existing machine tools is its ability to perfectly emulate mechanical processes in its entirety. Using the CNC, the operator simply needs to move his hand onto the operating lever and flip his wrist into the desired angle or direction to execute the necessary motion. Unlike machine tools, CNC Rotary Tables is built in a horizontal position. The reason behind this is simple: the horizontal position of the table prevents the operator from being required to shift his body sideways. Another benefit to the horizontal position of the table is that it can be moved to any suitable place while maintaining its exact original position. This is not the case with machine tools where the user needs to change their position to execute desired machining directions.
Unlike machine tools, tilting CNC Rotary Tables can be configured and adjusted in any direction. In fact, the operator is allowed to move the table vertically in a fully horizontal mode, as well as rotate it at any angle up to 90 degrees. In addition, the machine tool can be moved to any suitable position by simply shifting their hands sideways. This allows the operator to execute CNC operation even when there is no table horizontal axis. One can imagine the flexibility of such an operation, being able to use the table vertically, horizontally and at 360 degree rotation in any direction.
The most commonly seen applications of CNC rotary table are the production of prototypes and small parts. Prototype machining centers are usually set up on horizontal CNC tables. This allows the parts to be crafted first before they are subjected to the 5th axis process. Once the product is satisfactory, the parts are exported to the customer and assembly begins. CNC operations with this type of system result in precise material leveling, perfect tooling, accurate machining and more.
Large machining centers often use CNC Rotary Table technology to machine very large products. The reason is simple: with a lower cost of materials, it is much easier to produce large volumes of identical products from a single machine. By combining the operation with other types of technologies, such as robotic welding, the CNC Rotary Table can duplicate the precision of manual CNC operations and offer better service to the customer. CNC units also allow for the production of high volume precision parts at low costs. Therefore, CNC Rotary Tables are used in tandem with other types of CNC machines and tools to achieve even greater precision and efficiency.
If you are considering purchasing a CNC Rotary Table for your shop or production line, there are several factors to consider. The primary decision you will need to make is the preferred use of the CNC Rotary Table. Rotary tables are available in both full tilt and tilting varieties. Depending upon your preferred use, the differences between the two are subtle but significant. The best way to determine which type of table you need will be to speak with a representative of the manufacturer to receive an in-depth technical description of the products’ advantages.