Rotary Tables & Smart Manufacturing

Posted on Apr 24, 2020

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Rotary Tables

With the surge in demand, there must be an agile machine tool work area, and machine tool manufacturers have been working hard to achieve this goal. Among the many components that meet these demands, equipment such as rotary tables, turrets, ATCs, and robotic arms are very productive means that can accelerate and help make the manufacturing process intelligent.

With the surge in demand, there must be an agile machine tool work area, and machine tool manufacturers have been working hard to achieve this goal. Among the many components that meet these demands, equipment such as rotary tables, turrets, ATCs, and robotic arms are very productive means that can accelerate and help make the manufacturing process intelligent. 

The idea of smart manufacturing revolves around the utilization of rotary tables in conjunction with CNC machinery, namely CNC turning centers, CNC milling machines, CNC tapping and milling centers, etc. In the remainder of this article we’ll specifically discuss the use of rotary tables in a CNC context.
 

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What Are the Advantages of Using Rotary Tables through CNC?

Nowadays, in the automotive and 3C consumables electrical fields, manufacturers who need to perform processing tasks in the 21st century tend to purchase processing centers for wider application. After inventing the machining center and program control system (CNC, computer numerical control), compared with the previous standard, the machining standard has become more and more strict.

The main benefits of using rotary tables lie in the improved and highly controlled machines. The addition has made the production of workpieces in mass possible. Objects and workpieces gathered through a computerize numeral system enjoy superior consistency in configuration with a more dependable framework. And since the frameworks are programmable, adaptability becomes another preferred position. These frameworks’ adaptability is intended to limit personal time amid running their running procedures and is also favored by manufacturers who are fearful of introducing or uninstalling large structures that may occupy a lot of space. Rotary tables, such as the tiling type, are able to make complex-shaped workpieces and objects more accessible and progressively reasonable to create. It is often a desirable solution for those who want to keep the cost down.
 

What to Consider When Selecting a CNC Rotary Table?

So you want to get the smart manufacturing going but are not sure of what to look for in rotary tables. The information provided in this section may be able to help. The primary factor is to determine the mass snapshot of inactivity. This is often overlooked when measuring a rotary table for the machine. A 4th axis rotary table can in fact be estimated accurately if a mass snapshot of dormancy is known for whatever speed should be achieved. 

Another significant factor is the size of the workpiece being rotated, including how big it is and how substantial it is. You want your rotary tables to be large enough to handle enormous pieces. This is where tilling rotary tables may become handy so that the pieces can be handled without causing interior harm. They allow the quickening and decelerating of machining at appropriate rates.

The last factor is accuracy, the applications for which, for instance, pivoting an gigantic part to allow welding highlights on it where the individual stop positions can be genuinely free. On an additional note, when choosing direct drive rotary tables, factors that you should consider when selecting a rotary table for your CNC machinery include accuracy, backlash, mass moment of inertia, acceleration and deceleration, speed, and environment.
     

Rotary Tables on CNC Machining Centers

With regard to forming a five-axis configuration, the idea is the same as the four plus one configuration. All these mechanisms are processed under the control of the computer numerical control unit, so that the synchronized action perfectly matches the required accuracy. Therefore, in the operating environment, if the size of the workpiece is too large and exceeds the allowable size, the processing will cause excessive vibration to the machine body, and reduce the accuracy of the machining center. Neither the manufacturer nor the following production line is acceptable, so the manufacturer some other structural designs may be added to the body to make it with better rigidity during machining operations.

For modern industry insiders, the five-axis vertical machining center is a highly developed machine tool that can handle many types of milling and even drilling tasks on one working station. First, the concept of a machining center originated from a milling machine in the middle of the 20th century. Since then, the development of this particular type of machine tool has rapidly developed in the industry. Machining centers have been widely used in various industries and contributed a wide range of market value and commercial benefits on international platforms.

On the other hand, for most Asian machining center models, high speed means at least RPM is higher than 12,000, while in Western Europe, high speed is usually referred to as RPM higher than 30,000. The high-speed horizontal machining center is a highly developed machine tool that can cope with various milling tasks. It is developed on the basis of horizontal milling machine tools. Since the successful development, the development of this particular type of machine tool has made good progress in the industry. The machine center has been widely used in various industries, and contributed a wide range of industrial and commercial value to the aerospace industry.
 

Programmed Machining with Rotary Tables

In order to program the rotary table (axis rotary table) into an integrated machine with more axes, the CNC controller plays an important role. For example, in a plasma cutting machine, the CNC plasma cutting process has excellent cutting speed, piercing speed, and can produce extremely accurate cutting quality. It is certain that plasma cutting technology is just a system that can be designed for CNC machine tools, because there are many other cutting methods that can take advantage of other advantages.
 
 

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