Benefits of Using Direct Drive Rotary Tables
The Direct Drive Rotary Table is an extremely useful type of rotary table utilized for the smooth constant operation that is many times more precise and agile than traditional rack and pinion rotary tables or face equipment. It is typically found in industry-related applications such as manufacturing and other manufacturing support activities such as product development, financial and accounting, supply chain management, and manufacturing in general. The main benefits of using a Direct Drive Rotary Table include accuracy, high speed, reliability, and agility. All these characteristics make it ideal to use on a wide variety of equipment in all kinds of industries. The Direct Drive Rotary Table can also be used for many other rotational purposes such as in robotic welding, desktop manufacturing and other rotating machine operations.
There are generally three types of rotary tools: rack and pinion, screw-driven, and direct drive rotary tables. Each of these has its own unique characteristics, which makes it very useful for certain applications. In the case of rack and pinion tables, the driving mechanism rotates either by counter-clockwise or clockwise forces. This characteristic is very convenient, since it can be used for heavy equipment and other applications where speed and torque are needed. This is also ideal for applications where high-speed is needed.
One of the main advantages of using a direct drive rotary table is that it has high-torque, which means that it can rotate at high speeds with low torque. This feature allows it to operate in applications where high torque is required, such as high RPM machinery and in applications where precision is needed such as in robotics, precision engineering, and precision machining. Also, in applications where the operator needs a constant, high speed rotation, a zero-backlash design is ideal. With a zero-backlash design, there is no sudden and abrupt transition from drive to spindle speeds, which eliminates unwanted surges in work piece speeds, which can damage gears and bearings.
Another advantage of a zero-backlash design is its use of free cooling. In order for a device to operate at its maximum efficiency and effectiveness, it must remain cool. This is achieved through free cooling of the components, which means that excess heat is eliminated from the device. As a result, the motor, gearbox, and bearing parts remain cool while the overall system remains relatively cool. The absence of excess heat means that a direct drive rotary table can operate much longer than its counterpart that uses internal fan cooling.
However, not all direct drive rotary tables are created equally. Many are constructed of materials that cannot withstand the wear and tear associated with fast speeds and high-torque applications. While overall efficiency may be greater, it is the quality of some of these devices that can create problems. Some of these equipment products can experience serious failures due to catastrophic failures, such as a gear failing completely or the housing imploding.
High-quality Direct Drive Rotary Tables are manufactured using materials that can withstand the rigors of fast rotation speeds and high torque. These tables generally come with one or two different gear sets, which can range from four teeth per gear tooth, to six teeth per tooth. The speed at which the gear sets rotate can range widely. They can also feature clutch systems. These clutch systems allow a variety of functions that make direct drive rotary tables an ideal product for many industry applications.