11 Jul 2017
The benefits of five axis machining are numerous, but you don't have to pay out for a brand new machine to get them. A Kitagawa TT Rotary Table is a simple, easy, and affordable way to add extra machining axes to your existing setup, at a fraction of the cost of a new five-axis machine.
A five-axis TT Rotary Table from Kitagawa can greatly increase the machining capability of your current maching centre. The use of five-axis rotary tables allows the benefits of one-hit machining to be exploited to the full. Through this process, most - if not all - metal cutting requirements are undertaken by a single machining centre, irresepective of component complexity. The advantages of such a technique are clear. They include: only one machine setup, one fixturing setup, cost and time savings associated with reduced parts handling, and the elimination of tolerance errors accumulated as workpieces are moved from machine to machine.
The Kitagawa range of TT tilting rotary tables can more than meet the demands of complex workpiece and machining setups, allowing your standard machining centre to gain 4th and 5th axes capabilities with ease. With a 110mm faceplate, the smallest in the range is the TT101, a compact tilting table to suit machining of small workpieces. With a 320mm faceplate, the largest is the TT321, a high rigidity table that suits 5 axis machining on large work pieces with heavy cutting. The wide range ensures there will be a Kitagawa rotary table available for any machining requirements.
If required, all Kitagawa 5-axis rotary tables can be made available with a built-in rotary joint, simplifying the pipework that would be needed for additional workholding, such as a power chuck. Kitagawa's extensive range of power chucks when combined with the range of rotary tables allows for a huge amount of flexibility in your machining environment, and gives a workholding combination that can only be provided by Kitagawa.
You can see the 5-axis machining benefits that a Kitagawa TT rotary table can give in the followng video:
If you would like more information on the range of Kitagawa Rotary Tables, contact us on 01725 512517 or email@example.com to speak to one of our technical engineers or arrange a FREE on-site visit from one of our technical representatives. We look forward to hearing from you.