Schunk's new RST-P pneumatically driven ring indexing table is the latest addition to its Gemotec modular assembly system. This indexer can cycle either to the left or to the right or alternate directions without requiring any modifications. Switching is performed pneumatically. The RST-P therefore offers the possibility of changing the cycle type in any order and any number of times. In an automated assembly cell, should an error be made then the working process can be stopped and the indexer stepped backwards to enable certain operations to be repeated.
The ring indexing table is designed as a modular system and is equipped with a fixed central section with a through-hole. Only the cycle ring rotates, so it is said to be simple to add components and assemblies - and there is no need for flexible hoses to supply compressed air. Angular adjustment can be defined with spacers to deliver four, six, eight or twelve steps per revolution. Hydraulic shock absorbers dampen the end positions in both directions.
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