Rotary Tables for Today’s High Speed Machining

June 30, 2010
The TDE-T series of rotary tables from LCM may look like any other from the outside, but users soon learn that these tables are designed specifically to compliment today’s “state of the art” milling, drilling, boring, grinding and multi-tasking machines. As machine tools have become progressively more agile & powerful, and cutting tools more capable, the need for high speed rotary tables to help reach the full potential of new equipment is more vital today than ever before.Available in 6 standard sizes ranging from 270 to 1,000 mm diameter, all TDE-T rotary tables provide rapid, highly efficient 4th axis machining capability with ultra precision, yet are fitted with a powerful, fast-acting clamping system, consequently making them equally suited for high speed, heavy-duty static machining operations with rapid piece part positioning.The TDE-T tables use our unique and compact “in-built” direct drive motor to rotate bi-directionally at instantly variable speeds up to 150 rpm. A drive system that not only provides far greater acceleration and breaking than conventional tables, but at the same time takes up much less space in the machine work zone and drastically reduces costly maintenance.All models are equipped with a high accuracy, sealed encoder mounted directly to the axle of the table, eliminating backlash & reducing positioning error to a new lower level.For ease of set-up and rapid change-over, all tables are prepared with a precision center “pilot” bore for absolute fixture location, as well as combination “T” and alignment slots for fixture orientation and mounting, plus a through hole for a media supply when needed.Ideal for OEM, rebuilding, retrofitting or aftermarket installations, the TDE-T series from LCM can be interfaced with most modern CNC controllers.