Rotary Tables Feature Dual-Lead Gearing System
Eastec 2017: Koma Precision will display Tsudakoma rotary tables in horizontal, vertical, tilting, multi-spindle and high-speed configurations.
Koma Precision will display Tsudakoma rotary tables in horizontal, vertical, tilting, multi-spindle and high-speed configurations. Various options for chucks, tailstocks, support spindles and faceplates are available, as are pneumatic and hydraulic rotary joints for automatic workpiece loading and unloading. The rotary tables on display will feature Tsudakoma’s dual-lead gearing system, which is said to balance power, durability and smooth cutting performance.
Ball-drive system rotary tables will also be on display. Notable features and advantages include zero backlash, improved cycle times, energy conservation and a lifetime adjustment-free transmission system, the company says.
As demonstrated at this Cincinnati-area shop, machines that both mill and turn shine brightest when workpieces are massive.
Affordable indexers and fourth-axis rotary tables greatly enhance the capability of vertical machining centers. It’s almost as good as having a horizontal machining center.
When the length and stiffness of a workpiece make it difficult to machine, many turn to the steady rest.