Product Announcement from Andantex USA, Inc.
Up to now, the conventional solution for VTL turntable drives has been composed of: a main drive ( single motor and output pinion) for turning operations and a separate preloaded gearbox ( Dual Pinions) for C-axis drive milling and drilling operations. This complex expensive gearbox requires a clutching mechanism to disengage it from the table during turning operations.
Redex-Andantex is introducing a new solution to the market. It benefits from new drive and control system technology. The new drive is composed of two identical gearboxes(twin pinions) sharing the driving torque ( 50%-50%)during operations. The, during C-axis operation,the CNC system manages a motor pre load torque to cancel backlash. One motor is driving and the other motor is braking enabling very accurate positioning for precise milling and drilling operations without the need for a separate dual pinion gearbox.
The new solution is much simpler and more cost effective when applied to new turntable designs and retrofits.