Rotary tables are useful resources for fabricators because they help spin materials for precision cutting and drilling. If you have one and want it performing great year after year, here are some maintenance tips to implement going forward.
Review Movement Periodically
In order for a rotary table to work great when you're cutting or drilling a workpiece, it needs to move in a refined manner. You thus want to check on this movement periodically to make sure there isn't anything wrong with said machinery from a performance standpoint.
You can observe this movement in real-time and then make sure there aren't any red flags. If there are, such as movement being slower than it normally is or not moving in the right directions, then you need to troubleshoot the rotary table before using it again. Taking it apart and inspecting each individual component can help you see what's causing movement to be suboptimal.
Clean Table After Every Use
Each time you go to use a rotary table when drilling or cutting workpieces, you'll have debris left over. They may not look like much, but they can eventually get stuck in integral parts of your table and thus hinder its effectiveness. For this reason, you want to clean the rotary table each time you use it for fabrication.
You can clean in a convenient manner if you get an air duster or air compressor. Both tools will spray out air at fast speeds and help you reach into the nooks and crannies of said machine. Then you can keep this table from breaking down prematurely and performing poorly often.
Replace Worn Parts at the Right Intervals
Since a rotary table moves on a regular basis when you fabricate workpieces, some of its parts will eventually experience wear and tear. If it is really bad, then you need to replace these parts with new components to ensure this table doesn't malfunction in a severe manner.
Some parts to keep a close watch on in terms of wear are the gears and pulleys. You can inspect them on a regular basis and thus respond to severe wear with part replacements before your rotary table breaks down completely.
If you use a rotary table when cutting or drilling materials around a shop, then you want to get involved in maintaining said machinery. The right steps like cleaning and routine inspections can prevent major complications. For more information on rotary tables, contact a professional near you.