rotary table is a quick & cost-efficient way to
expand your standard machine center with 4-axis or 5-axis machining
Multi-axis machining is growing in popularity among
virtually every market segment beyond its traditional
aerospace industry. But a full generic 5 axis machine
can still be price prohibit, they usually are small
in travel stroke, the usage can be limited
to specialty applications, make them costly to own.
Rotary tables on the other hand,
can add comparable 4-axis or 5-axis machining capability
to your exiting machine center with fraction of the
cost. With feature like quick disconnection, you can easily remove
it to free up the table surface for everyday conventional
An add-on 4th axis rotary table can convert your
existing 3 axis machining center into a full 4 axis CNC machining
center, this allows spindle
to work piece from various angles in one setup
that might take several setups with a conventional
3 axis machine (as demoed by the video on the right). Your setup number
is reduced and part accuracies are improved. The 4th axis is fully
with your control and the NC program rests in CNC.
Compumachine can also upgrade your existing
3 axis machine to 5 axis machine as well. A tilting rotary table
described above, plus an extra axis of titling. With a tilting rotary
A/B table, spindle can access to any arbitrary angle of the
work piece, further reduce the setup needed for complex parts.
Palletize machines present additional challenges. Compumachine can
provide a cable management
system to allow rotary table(s) maintain
a continuous cable connection throughout a pallet change.
Most CNC controls are capable of supporting 4th
and 5th axis, if yours cannot, Compumachine will review your CNC
machine limitation, and provide other solution, such as an indexing
control unit. The indexing control unit can be used for the 4th axis,
or 5th axis, or both. These indexers communicate with your CNC control
through M codes.
Quick disconnect function allows the removal of the rotary table
when is not used.
Compumachine offers complete turnkey installation
in your facility within New England. Our installation time can be as
little as one day. Little
or no involvement from the end-user is required. Machine operators
and programmers will be completely trained before we leave.
on Fanuc & Fadal CNC control, welcome inquires on any vertial
or horizontal machine centers equipped with these controls. While
we typically used Tsudakoma rotary tables, various brands such
Yukiwa, Yuasa and Cal-Motion are also
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