Tips for Buying Rotary Tables

Rotary table is used in the precision metalworking industry. It is made of a solid base that can be clamped on to the other fixture. In simple words, rotary tables are discs, which rotate freely or by using a worm (hand crank).


Rotary indexers are used in different applications like machining, assembly and automation. Other than this, these tables find usage in assembly and equipment positioning. When you are buying a rotary indexer, there are a few things to consider. These include:


Diameter of Rotation Dial

The worktable diameter is the surface area of the rotary indexer.


Measurement of Through-Hole Diameter

It is the diameter of the breadth of the hole present at the center of the workstation.


Maximum Radial Load

When the load is pushed against the rotating plate, the heaviest amount it can support on vertical or horizontal axis is the maximum radial load.


Maximum Axial Load of Rotary actuator

Maximum weight the actuators are able to bear at the time of concentric operations.


Actuator Speed

Maximum rotation speed set by the manufacturer.


Minimum Indexing Increment

Smallest angle setting on the table.


Rotary tables can be mounted in horizontal, inverted or vertical styles. When the table is mounted horizontally, it is in a flat, horizontal and upright position. In vertical mounting, surface of the table runs up and down. When it is inverted, the table is upside down in a horizontal angle.


The location of drive on rotary table depends on the mount. You can place the drives below, behind, on the top or on the side of the table. When the drive is mounted horizontally, it is located above the surface of the table. When the table is mounted horizontally, the side-mounted drive is placed to the side of the surface of the table.


The rotary table can be driven manually, pneumatically, hydraulically and electrically. If you are driving manually, the table should be loosened and it must be turned manually with the crank.


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