Computer-Controlled X-Y Index Table with Rotary Motion and Linear Travel
Original Publication Date: 1980-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13
A precise, variable speed, multi-positioning, computer-controlled indexing apparatus is described that is capable of retaining and positioning a workpiece on a table at a work station with motion in several directions or combinations of directions: X only, Y only, X+Y, rotary only, X + rotary, Y + rotary, and X + Y + rotary. These may all be supplemented by a vertical or Z motion as well.