What Is an Electric Rotary Table?

Posted on Jan 10, 2021

The main function of the electric rotary table is the same as the rotary table. They can both be used in the processing of the metal workpieces. The major difference is that the electric rotary table, just as its name implied, is powered by electricity. There are cables attached to the electric rotary motor to transit to the motor.

Humans love order. The very idea of symmetry please us very much. We can see so much symmetry being applied in our daily life. For example, let’s take a look in the garden. The modern garden is not just a place which is full of flowers and trees, it is also a place where the masterpiece is created. The garden designer whose skill is high will know that the element of the symmetry is very vital in the garden. We can see the round shape, the square shape, the oval shape, and sometimes even the triangle shape of the garden formation. Regardless of what shape the garden possesses, the symmetry can always be found. You will see the left matches the right and the front matches the back. In the perfect harmony and the perfect symmetry, a garden is created. But not just the garden we try to apply the symmetry to. In all the products we created, there is a trace of this beauty in it, especially the round shape. Fortunately, we now have equipment to help us cut the perfect round shape, the electric rotary table. 

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What is a rotary table?

To understand what an electric rotary table is, we have to first learn about the rotary table. It is very vital for the process of the metalworking to maintain the precision in the work. In order for such precision to be achieved, humans have designed a type of device to help us do the task, the rotary table. The rotary table is the type of device which has the ability to let the operator drill or cut the metal at the exact intervals around a fixed axis. There are also some types of the rotary tables which will utilize a device called the index plates to perform the function. There are a lot of industries which adopt the rotary table to help them process the metal work in the factories. 

The rotary table is specialized in cutting the shapes which are considered very hard to achieve without the proper tools. For example, it is possible for the rotary table to cut a round piece with a device called the protruding tang. With the proper set up, people can even use the rotary table to cut some complex curves. If required, the rotary table can sometimes work well with the other equipment as well. One of the examples is that a device called a compound table which works with the rotary table can help make sure the user has the ability to move the center of rotation to anywhere on the part. There are also several industries that adopt the rotary table for their use. In industries such as aerospace and automation, it is common to see the rotary table doing the work in the process of manufacturing and the inspecting.

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What is an electric rotary table?

Now we can start discussing what an electric rotary table is. The main function of the electric rotary table is the same as the rotary table. They can both be used in the processing of the metal workpieces. The major difference is that the electric rotary table, just as its name implied, is powered by electricity. There are cables attached to the electric rotary motor to transit to the motor. This way, the electric rotary table can rotate as usual and perform its function. However, there are several things that require us to be cautious when the electric rotary is operating.

For example, If the conditions of the operation have the occurrence of the situations such as load fluctuations, the movements of ascending and descending, or changes in the frictional resistance, it is imperative to make sure that safety measures are provided and stored in the right place to help preventing the potential injury to the operator or the potential damage to the equipment. Another thing to consider when using the electric rotary table is that when the product is used for clamping, the incident such as the power failure has the potential to cause the clamping force to be decreased. This will in turn create a dangerous situation in which the workpiece is released.


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