A CNC Rotary Table is a robot that operates with the push of a button to manipulate four separate axes by rotation. CNC Rotary Table technology has advanced significantly over the years to the point that it is now possible to operate a CNC Rotary Table with just one hand. This amazing capability opens new doors for innovative design opportunities in any type of industrial production. The capabilities of the CNC Rotary Table are becoming more prevalent as machine technology progresses and becomes more user friendly.
The four separate axes of the CNC Rotary Table are indexed by a variable range of electromagnetic impulses which provide the operator with the power to rotate the rotors. CNC Rotary Tables operates on a mechanical principle of linearity, which means that the same operation (rotation) will always result in the same output (velocity). A CNC Rotary Table is capable of performing both counter-clockwise and clockwise rotation/ twisting motions at the same time. This allows the operator to run two different programs simultaneously each with their own independent sets of physical instructions to execute.
An operator can also program a CNC Rotary Table in much the same way that they would program a computer system, using either a snap-in adaptor for the CNC Rotary Table itself, or a desktop based programming terminal interface. In this instance, the desktop interface is used to interface the CNC Rotary Table with an analog input or output device such as a mouse, touch screen or a keyboard. To program the CNC Rotary Table, the operator uses a conventional text file format to specify the operations that they want to perform. This file is then compiled into electronic form using an electronic program that compiles the commands into machine code. This electronic program is executed by the computer using an instruction set, or instruction set interpreter, that is built into the computer or laptop.
The operations can be programmed in either Degrees of Freedom (DO), which are precise measurements of angular movements in any direction at any angle, or in Units of Measure (UM) that indicate the size of the CNC Rotary Table oximeters. In addition, the operator can program in such things as numerical control or linearity using mathematical expressions, and various types of selection based on parameters such as the type of material being used, the distance between two points, or the diameter of a certain section of the table. Some manufacturers provide a “stippled” surface on the table axis to allow a user to program a more precisely controlled operation. It is possible to program both a vertical and a horizontal movement for the table axis. Other types of selections include “rint” to print a command quickly; “scale” to change the CNC Rotary Table size to a desired level; and “cut” to create a cross section of the material to be cut. Other controls, such as the ability to reposition the base of the table, are available for specific uses.
The next control to consider is the load capacity of the CNC Rotary Table. The load capacity is measured in newtons and is usually adjusted for optimal performance by the manufacturer of the rotary tool. The load capacity of the CNC Rotary Table is typically five to eight times greater than the DC motor that power the table. The increase in load capacity is caused by the increase in the diameter of the table, which allows the operation to use a higher current capacity; increased material density that allow the machine to cut more material; and optimized motor operation for a higher overall efficiency.
The last key factor in rotary table selection based on function is clamping torque. The amount of clamping torque that the CNC Rotary Engine has is called the tailstock. The amount of clamping torque that the tailstock has is dependent on the material being processed and the type of cutting that will take place. This is the last factor in the CNC selection process and the one that will have the greatest impact on the ultimate effectiveness and performance of the rotary tools.