The CNC Rotary Table is a rotary table used for creating models from 3D data, it is not a production machine like many others, however it is capable of much more. For example, instead of having to make several different pieces to build your project, the CNC Rotary Table will be able to help you by taking out only the required number of materials required to complete the project, without any waste, and by giving you the ability to determine exactly how long it will take from start to finish based only on the data you provide it with. The CNC also comes with many software programs, allowing you to quickly and easily change the design as well as material type, all from a remote location. All you need to be able to get started with the CNC are a few basic tools, such as a drill, a bit set and a drill bit, and the right type of wood or other material to be used for the project. Other accessories such as jigs, cutters, saws and even knives can be purchased as well.
To build a simple rotary table all that is required is a motor to drive the head on to the round part, which will then spin around. The motor will then control the rotation of the table. The CNC does not require any type of cutting tools or lasers as the data it receives is simply already programmed into the machine. The CNC Rotary Table does not use a spinning disc or a moving arm as the input to its programming, all it requires is a stationary and motion-free round part. Instead, all that is required are the capabilities of the human mind to program the movements required for the CNC Rotary Table.
Each piece of the CNC rotary table has a different specification. Some are smaller than others. Some are less powerful than others. All of these specifications and capabilities are controlled by the selection of the appropriate motor for the task. The four basic types of motors that are available for the CNC rotary table are:
The most common type of CNC Rotary Table is the four-axis rotary table. This system utilizes a motor to operate the X and Y axes along with the center of gravity. By using this method of controlling the data feed the operator is able to alter the output with regards to the size of the production area, the amount of materials that can be produced in a single run and even the amount of manual labor that can be required. When using a four-axis rotary table the program of the CNC allows for full manipulation of the X and Y axis. The 4th axis rotary table is the most effective when working with materials that are of a high volume.
The second type of CNC Rotary Table is the four-axis driver box. The four-axis driver box is an alternate method of controlling the X and Y axis on a CNC rotary table. This method operates by creating a virtual axis that can be controlled by the machine so the operator can execute different operations based upon the size of the machine and the amount of material that will be worked with during the process.
The third variety of CNC Rotary Table that is available is the indexing accuracy option. This is an option that is used with a machine that runs on either a positive or negative response. Indexing accuracy refers to the accuracy in the position and operation of a piece of equipment when it is in an open position. A positive indexing accuracy is defined as the machine being able to read the data that is fed into the machine without having to make any adjustments based upon the results of the calculations that are performed. A negative indexing accuracy occurs when a machine is unable to read the information that is fed into the table for an incorrect operation. For instance, if the machine is attempting to move a part into place when it has already been moved into place by a spring or other force, then the machine will be incapable of determining the appropriate position to move the part into.