For 5-sided machining applications, Index Designs is pleased to introduce the "QUINDEX" 5th-axis indexing system. The patent pending QUINDEX system is designed to quickly bolt to any existing 4th-axis rotary table, allowing cutting tools to access 5 sides of a part, all in one set-up.
The QUINDEX drastically reduces part handling, and the number of setups while improving part accuracy and substantially increasing profit margins. With a QUINDEX, there's no need for expensive and complicated 5th-axis rotary table integrations and interfaces. You don’t need a 5th axis capable machine, just mount the QUINDEX to a 4th-axis rotary table and connect standard shop air. A 90-degree index is triggered by an M-code written within the program of your CNC machine. The simple design utilizes a powerful rotary actuator that drives the 6.75” diameter spindle up against hard stops for super accurate positioning with 5 arc-seconds of repeatability and a pneumatic brake plate provides up to 250 ft./lbs. of holding torque to absorb heavy cuts. And for worry-free dependability, there are no expensive servo motors, encoders, wiring or gears to ever repair or replace.
Don't have an existing 4th-axis to bolt the QUINDEX on to? No, problem! Index Designs can provide you with a complete package for your machine. The total package includes the VH-6, 4th axis rotary table, the Quindex air driven head including outboard support and air lines. All components are aligned and mounted on a subplate and can come as a true 4th axis or as a semi 4th axis when paired with the Index Designs programmable control box that can be activated automatically by a simple M-code. One more great benefit: Our 4th and 5th axis QUINDEX packages give you the flexibility to run the 4th-axis all by itself as a true or simi 4th axis or in a matter of minutes you can bolt on the QUINDEX for 5-sided machining.
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