What is a CNC Rotary Table?
CNC Rotary Table is an integral part used in various CNC machineries to improve the overall productivity of such a machine. It’s a work Holding device on a CNC machineries, not just used to place the components in any preferred position but also perform machining on other faces of that part. They are generally mounted on a stand, which is operated via a computerized system. The rotational motion of the table allows it to easily flip the material and make the necessary adjustments needed for the part to continue its work. This increases the machine’s productivity as well as allowing the operator to work more accurately.
A CNC rotary table optimizes the work held in it while allowing for simple adjustment of the work positions. Its functions can be adjusted according to what type of part that needs to be worked on, what it is made of and at what angle. Most CNC machineries use two types of pallets, a material and a work holding pallet. Material pallet refers to the work materials like carbon steel, sheet metal and other non-ferrous material and the work holding pallet is for the non-ferrous material like aluminum and copper. Optimization of both pallets together with other factors like rollers, gears and other moving parts are then considered to increase productivity and cut down on cost.
Palletizing is one of the most important operations done in CNC mills, to get optimal results in a typical manufacturing run, all the processes need to be carefully monitored. CNC machines perform a series of tasks with the help of its software and different types of machines are modified based on the operations they perform. Some of them include random access, fully programmable and stepwise or circular CNC rotary tables. There are many advantages associated with the usage of such machineries. Some of these are: faster operation, higher production rates, accuracy, reduced operator fatigue, reduced material handling costs, decreased repair costs, flexibility and more.
One of the most important features of a CNC milling machine tool is its rotary capacity, which is measured in terms of strokes. The higher the stroke count, the lower the operating cost will be. A CNC rotary table has the capability of performing thousands of operations per day with high precision, as well as it can change its rotational speed, depending on the current demands from a manufacturing process. This feature is achieved by the use of a pallet changer. The best quality CNC rotary tables have been developed with an increased operating capability that makes them suitable for high volume production.
A CNC Rotary Table usually comes with various accessories, such as a programmable software system and a variety of accessory kits that enhance its functionality. The basic function of these accessories is to enhance the machine’s functionality, including: programmable software, CNC motor drivers, electrical components and mechanical properties. The machine tool includes several key components such as: a CNC motor, mechanical properties defined by computer numerical controlled (CNC) programs, programmable software that allow the user to define mechanical properties at runtime and an imaging device such as: a CNC milling machine, CNC pallet design software that controls and debug CNC software, a CNC welding machine, etc. The machine tools also include: a CNC cutting machine, a CNC lathe, and CNC router.
The CNC rotary table has an extremely wide range of applications, such as: production of prototypes and parts, palletizing and conversion of solid materials, drilling holes and cutting metals, forming parts based on specific CAD designs, surface adjustments, and so on. A CNC milling machine tool can be used for machining both soft and hard nonferrous metal. The CNC lathe machine tool can be used for machining both thin and thick materials. The CNC router machine tool can be used to quickly convert a one-dimensional pattern into a two-dimensional design.