The TMF Series Rotary Index Table was engineered to satisfy the needs of the 21st century industrial manufacturing environment: fast, strong, reliable, high quality and cost effective. The TMF Series features a cast housing that is compact and has all the characteristics a manufacturer looks for: large center thru-hole for running utilities and mounting equipment, very low profile to eliminate the need for large A-frame type tooling or operator riser platforms, and a large rotating diameter for increased mounting surface. In order to increase the strength of the index table, the TMF Series was designed to be a completely programmable 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 drive. Loading capabilities are multiplied significantly in this line of indexers through the design of the barrel cam and cam followers. This unique design allows for unprecedented inertial load capability.

Advantages for design engineers and special machine builders

  • Large center thru-hole which is large enough to feed entire shafts through, and not just small wiring looms
  • Dowel holes in housing and in output flange
  • Recessed center column – No obstruction
  • Lengthened and machined to customer requirements
  • Simultaneously rotating input shaft extension
  • Optional synchronization of other mechanical modules

Technical benefits for users

  • Extremely reliable with long service lives
  • High efficiency mechanical components require less input power
  • Flame hardened cams and cam followers
  • Internal components immersed in oil bath
  • Low profile housing for seamless integration
  • Top access to cam followers
  • Redesigned housing for larger center thru-hole
  • Significantly increased strength as a result of integration of more cam followers
  • Inspection of internal components can be done with tooling mounted on top.

Options available

  • Machine bases
  • Reinforced output flange bearing
  • User-controlled stations and timing
  • Clean room ready with MEDEX Index Drives
  • Custom dial plates or frames
  • More Options

Industry Examples

Industrial Machines