Tips for Operation

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It is good practice to always have the rotary table approach the programmed position from the same direction. Doing so eliminates all mechanically induced backlash error. It is recommended that you stay within the suggested work radius for a given table size. In a tiltin application or in a situation where the machining forces are outside the suggested work radius, it is important to overshoot the desired position by 5 – 8 degrees and approach with the wormset in a preloaded state. Always keep the backlash properly adjusted. This aids in increased wormset life and accuracy.

Note: Using the rotary table to machine repetitive parts at high duty cycles through a specific arc will cause localized wear. To minimize localized wear it is very important to distribute usage over entire gearset.

  1. Axis move that would aid in more even wormset wear. Failer to do so will cause the table to draw high current when rotating through the area of the wormset that is not evenly worn.

Repair Parts: All major repairs will be handled at our in-house repair facilities. Repair, minor service, and preventative maintenance instructions can be found here.

Locate the manufactures tag on the side of the Rotary Table base. This tag provides the model number and lot number. You must have this information prior to calling our service / parts department for repair parts. Because of the wide range of products you may be required to attain an assembly print from the factory to accurately locate the parts needed.

General: Because wormsets, ballscrews and other mechanical assemblies are designed to operate with a minimal amount of mechanical play or backlash, machine tool builders offer some built in adjustments to compensate for this in there machine controls. Refer to your machine control literature for backlash compensation, pitch error compensation, grid shift offset parameters, and zero return instructions.