A CNC Rotary Table is usually used by manufacturing industries that require smooth operation on varied sizes and dimensions. It helps in reducing errors while performing operations and is also very useful in large industrial productions. This is because the machine can be programmed precisely, which eliminates the need for manual calculations.
The CNC rotary table uses the high precision rotary actuators for precise movements. CNC stands for “Computer Numerated Control”. It is the immediate heir of numeric control (NCC) innovation; consider punch cards and wooden magnetic tape. There are a number of companies available that provide this kind of tables to industry. UCAMIND is the most prominent company that provides a wide array of CNC tables with various capabilities such as Direct Drive Rotary Table (DDR), Express Drive Rotary Table (EDR), High Precision Rotary Table (HPR), and Mobile Control Rotary Table (MCRT). In addition, the company also provides other computer controlled products such as lathes, grinders, routers, plasma cutters, plasma torches and even ultrasound machines.
The company provides a host of CNC rotary table models that use either the traditional indexing method or the newer automated indexing process called the Piezo. In the earlier process, the operator places the pen on the screen and then manually feeds the pins into the actuator. In the newer process, the operator utilizes a computer to feed the pins automatically, producing faster feed rates and providing a larger view of the workpiece. The larger view also allows the operator to make fine adjustments to the mechanical parts. A stand-alone CNC system has a built-in CNC indexing system that offers various choices of mechanical parts for use with the indexer.
Many operators find it necessary to utilize one time CNC Rotary Table services to get the desired results. Using one-time services allows the operator to completely remove any human error from the production process and greatly improves the accuracy of the end product. The production process is greatly improved since the operator can produce a higher precision piece of material in less time. These one time services are extremely useful for large industrial companies that need to produce thousands of identical products.
One of the most popular CNC Rotary Table options available today is the zero-drag CNC system. The zero-drag CNC rotary table is ideal for machining centers that require precise material control without having to resort to expensive rework. The system operates on two axes: the x axis and the y axis. When the machine is started, the two axes will be synchronized and the machine will run completely in one plane. As the machine speeds up, the x axis begins to move in a clockwise direction and the y axis begins to move in a counter clockwise direction. When the machine is stopped, the two axes are perpendicular to each other and the machine begins to regulate the mechanical force accordingly.
Some of the advantages associated with zero-drag CNC rotary tables are: high precision with little or no waste, eliminates mechanical errors, reduces operator fatigue and manual labor, and reduces material costs. To achieve high precision with zero-drag operation, the table must have a fully enclosed and servo-free system. Fully enclosed means that the system components such as CNC motor, CNC drive couplings, and other components are protected from all dust, debris and heat during normal operation. Servo-free systems mean there is no other mechanical movement within the CNC system and the table remains balanced during operation, which is important in preventing operator fatigue and ensures minimal material costs.