Rotary Transfer Machines

On traditional rotary transfer machines, pallets that contain fixtured or colleted workpiece blanks are arranged on a round table (not unlike a Lazy Susan) that indexes from one working station to the next. One index of the table produces a complete part. On many machine designs, the machining stations coupled with indexible or contouring pallets allow for 3, 4- or 5 axis machining. They are capable of milling, drilling, and contouring a workpiece. The number of stations around the periphery depends on the complexity of the workpiece. For parts of rotation two primary types of rotary transfer machine designs are used. Multi-station horizontal table machines process bar fed or chucked blanks held in collets or chucks around the periphery of the indexing table. 
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