- Oct 17, 2012
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Which thread are you referring to? There are quite a few different indexer/dividing threads.
I have a version of the one described in”Rotary Table for Dummies” thread hooked up to a spin index. I’ve thought about mounting it to my rotary table as well. As designed it does not provide power feed. Does the one you’re working on do that?
The only comment I have on the code is; why on earth are you working in seconds? It’s bad enough that there are 360 degrees to a circle without making it any worse. LOL
There are a few things to consider about using rotary table positioning for machining. 1st, motor capability. 2nd, longevity of the rotary table gears. 3rd, practicality. I can assure you that the straight cut gear on the table will fail due to the worm having a very small contact patch. In my case my CNC milling machine only has 3 axis so the rotary table cannot be part of the coordinated motion. For me that combined with having circular interpolation makes machining with the rotary table impractical.