Heavy Duty Rotary Table

What is a heavy duty rotary table? 

A heavy duty rotary table, also known as a large rotary table, is a work holding device that is specialized for supporting the larger and heavier workpieces. During the operation, the heavy duty rotary table would rotate itself and slide on the linear base, which allows for angular cuts on multiple axes of orientations.

Due to the larger and heavier targets that the heavy duty rotary tables serve for, they would take up a lot more space than the standard size of rotary table, which make these tables more suitable for the operating of the gantry type milling centers and the floor type boring machines.

For the gantry type milling center, the tool holding device holds the cutting tools on the bridge-like frame from above, and is able to travel through multiple axes of orientations. When this type of machine is combined with the heavy duty rotary table, the gantry, which refers to the frame that contains the tool holding device and can be made as especially larger sizes, would be capable of achieving even more working orientations.

As for the floor type boring machine, since the workpieces that are required to be machined cannot be held by the standard table on a boring machine, this machine would be set on the floor, which allows for the rotary table to be designed as large enough for holding the larger works and remain the rotary function at the same time.

In the precision machining fields, to attain the best performance of the machines, the faster operation time, the lesser energy consumption, and the better productivity, which have something to do with the enhancing of working efficiency, should be taken into serious consideration.

Therefore, the common method, which is to change the feature of the machine or the components that are contained on the machine, would be applied, and the adoption of a rotary table is one of the changes. 

Furthermore, in order to accommodate the different targets that are supposed to be machined, this table can also be made as either standard or heavy duty type, which allow all the different workpieces that range from small to large sizes to be machined with the required efficiency and many other advantages.

 

Why use a rotary table?

As far as we know, the rotary tables can come in different sizes, and they can also be designed with some special forms, such as the tilt rotary table. However, no matter what sizes or forms the rotary tables are, there are some common reasons that explain why the rotary tables are used.

● Compatible with different cuts
With the main feature of the rotary table, which is that it is able to rotate, it is allowed to create shapes like arcs and circles on the workpieces. In addition, for the general cutting techniques that cut through the workpieces axially in order to make holes, for example, they can be achieved on the rotary table as well. 

In other words, this type of table perfectly presents its compatibility with whatever kind of cut, which enables the machines that apply the rotary tables to produce more intricate parts depending on the requirements of customers.

● Time-saving
Compared to the traditional milling machines or lathes, which require the transferring of workpieces or tools that they can complete the production, using a rotary table is a relatively time-saving choice.

Since the table turns when it is necessary to cut different parts on a workpiece, with the automatic replacement of the tools, the cutting works and the adjustment can be done at the same time, which saves a lot of time during the processes.

● Higher efficiency
When more work can be conducted with the reduced time, the efficiency would be increased accordingly, and this must be the most important reason why the rotary tables are widely used.


How does a heavy duty rotary table form?

Expect other components that provide motion and perform the cuts on the compatible machine, the heavy duty rotary table is mainly formed of a base, a table, and the table top clamp.

 Base
The base is set under the table, which offers support for the table on above, and it allows the table to slide for the linear working orientation. With the increased size of the heavy duty table, the base under this table is made as larger than the standard kind as well.

● Table
Needless to say, the table on this type of device must be large, heavy, and sturdy enough to withstand the heavy duty workpieces. Besides, to turn this table and ensure the best performance of it, it is equipped with roller bearings that make the optimal function of this table.

● Table top clamp
In addition to the support under the table, the mechanism that helps firmly fix the workpieces when they are machined on the table also plays a vital role in the machining processes. For clamping the larger and heavier workpieces, there is a table top clamp that is separately mounted on the top of the table, which provides more support for these workpieces when the cutting works are conducted.

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