TMF Series Flexible Rotary Index Tables

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The New Standard for 100% Programmable/Servo Indexing

The TMF Series was designed to be a completely flexible solution. This allows for a minimum of 4 oversized cam followers to be engaged with the barrel cam at all times. The indexer is driven directly via a gear motor that can utilize either an AC motor with encoder or servo. Both options provide very high accuracy (less than 10 arc seconds) and allow for the indexer to be driven via a dedicated or robot rotary index table drive.

The rotary indexing table transforms a constant input drive motion into a constant output drive motion. The drive motion occurs by means of a hardened and high-accuracy constant lead barrel cam. The use of mathematical laws of motion along with a properly programmed motor profile guarantee a soft, shock proof, and jerk free movement that has been optimally designed for its intended purpose. The design allows for accurate and secure mounting to the output dial. The preload of the cam to the cam followers in dwell ensures the top dial is backlash free. No additional adjustment of the output dial is necessary. It is designed specifically for inspection and servicing by making the cam followers removable from the top so tooling does not have to be removed. A large doghouse access from side of frame through center hole allows for utilities to feed  entire shafts through, and not just small wiring looms.

The power to rotate the index drive is provided either by means of a three phase AC motor with encoder, coupled to a gear reducer, or a servo motor coupled to a gear reducer. The gear reducer is connected to the input shaft which is firmly connected to the internal barrel cam with no further internal gearing. The barrel cam in turn rotates the top dial through the cam followers with a zero backlash internal design. The output dial is mounted to a wire bearing assembly (4 point contact bearing), which is preloaded to eliminate any run out. The index drive is completely sealed to eliminate intrusion from foreign particulate.

Our rotary indexing tables come completely customizable. Our Complementary Components Include but are not limited to:

Machine Bases
Slip Rings / Rotary Unions
Top Dials
Tooling Frames
Robot Integration
Custom Coatings
Motors and Reducers
Trunnion Riser Weldments
Mechanical Safety Lockouts

There is no limit to the variety of options available for your application, we are capable of supplying all the necessities to accompany your indexing device to ensure everything fits and runs properly. Our engineers bring experience and training to their knowledge of cam-driven indexers. We understand that innovation in manufacturing technology is invaluable in this era of rapid growth. In order to build the best product possible, you need indexers tailored specifically for your application.

If you would like to find out more about the TMF Series please contact us!

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