We often work and collaborate with our partners, Lyndex Nikken, to provide fixtures to our mutual customers. In this blog post we are going to run through some of our most commonly use applications that feature both the Stallion Trunnion Table and the line of Nikken rotary tables. The rigidity and immense clamping torque of the Nikken rotary table, when paired with our products, offers the perfect 4th axis solution to your vertical machining center. Our first highlighted fixture is the Stallion 9/20 attached to the Lyndex Nikken CNC 302. While a rotary table of this size is not needed to rotate this smaller trunnion table fixture, it is what the customer had purchased, so we adapted the center height of the outboard support to meet that of the rotary table. We are also using paws workholding clamps, which offer an affordable, low profile solution to CNC workholding. It is also worth noting that the combined clamping torque of the CNC 302 and the TS1200 hydraulic braking system make this workholding solution extremely rigid. The beauty of this design is its ability to rotate to all of the five sides of the workpiece that need machined. Watch the animation below for a visual representation of this concept:
The next concept features the Lyndex Nikken CNC 180 and the Stallion Tombstone. In this case, we are utilizing the Delta IV Compact vise and the Stallion Tombstone in order to maximize part density. In this case, we are left with up to eight finished parts each cycle. The tombstone style trunnion table can be made to virtually any length and can be manufactured with 4", 6", 8" or 10" faces. The faceplate of the CNC180 rotary table has 4 t-slots, therefore, a 4-holed, 90 degree pattern was machined into the endplate of the trunnion table to allow for immediate and easy installation when the product arrived at the customer's plant. This design also features a riser block, which allows for full, 360 degree rotation of the fixture when inserting blanks into the the set of cnc vises. Watch the animation below for a visual of this:
In recent years, pneumatic clamping has become a very popular feature to pair with a 4th axis solution. Pneumatic clamping opens manufacturers up to the benefits of automated part loading and more accurate clamping solutions. In this demonstration, we are featuring the Stallion 9/20 Trunnion Table, the Nikken CNC 302 rotary table, and the SCHUNK Vero-S pneumatic clamping solution.
Aside from some of our custom made products, our standard Stallion models with a two inch grid pattern offer immense setup flexibility and repeatability. By including a grid pattern on a 4th axis fixture, the setup and fixturing possibilities greatly expand. Many of the workholding companies that we work with offer products that will easily mount and locate on this two inch grid pattern, such as 5th Axis, AME, Triag International, and many others. Overall, the Stallion Trunnion Table and Lyndex Nikken rotary tables offer a great pair to introduce your manufacturing process to the benefits of 4th axis machining. For more information, visit this page: https://www.trunniontable.com/lyndex-nikken.html