DESTACO debuted its new family of GTB Series Servo Positioning Rotary Tables in Booth No. 1436 at Automate 2017. The GTB Series of Servo Positioning Rotary Tables are the first products to be launched as part of DESTACO’S technical partnership with Techno Dynamics, Inc. (TDI), a Japan-based company and leader in the development of motion solutions.
“DESTACO has a 100-year history and an outstanding track record of developing highly engineered solutions to help our customers around the world achieve unparalleled precision and productivity,” said Byron J. Paul, president of DESTACO. “The GTB Series Rotary Tables expands our technology base and advances our solutions to the market. Our customers will have a full range of options – from traditional, proven mechanical fixed-function rotary tables to fully flexible servomotor-based rotary tables for use in changing operating environments and applications.”
The GTB Series features a roller-gear drive and is a lifetime-lubricated solution that has been designed and engineered to deliver high torque, with high speed and motion flexibility to meet the demanding payload requirements in a wide variety of general industrial rotary table applications. Available in four models – GTB40, GTB63, GTB80 and GTB100 – the GTB units are 34 percent lower in height and 64 percent lower in weight when compared to competitive models, while being able to deliver 1.4 times the torque. The unit’s lifetime-lubrication design also eliminates the need for maintenance.
“The new GTB Series rotary tables feature the latest design technologies to produce a very high torque that is comparable to much larger units, but in a very compact size,” said Matt Girand, DESTACO’s vice president of research, development and engineering. “In addition, the units can be mounted in both vertical and horizontal orientations, which is a significant benefit since the user does not have to worry about changing the application or purchasing a different unit.”
In addition to flexible orientation, each model can support a wide range of off-the-shelf servomotors for maximum motion flexibility and performance. Each size features a direct motor coupling that eliminates backlash, which is a crucial consideration in high-accuracy rotary table applications. An optional gear reducer is available for applications that require increased torque.