About the Sherline Rotary Table
Sherline has taken its P/N 3700 manual 4" rotary table and applied a stepper motor mount with dampened coupling in place of the hand-wheel. The mount accepts a #23 frame size stepper motor for CNC control. This allows the table to be used as a 4th axis with CNC systems that have the capability to drive a rotary axis
A rotary table used in conjunction with a mill allows a machinist to produce virtually any part he can design. The only limits are size, not complexity. Sherline’s rotary table is a precision piece of equipment that has been designed to work with Sherline’s vertical milling machines; however, it can be used on any mill whenever the small 4-inch size would be an advantage.
The table is 2" high and 4" (100mm) in diameter. The main components have been machined from solid bar stock steel, and the complete unit weighs seven pounds. The table has been engraved with a laser, giving sharp and precise lines every 5°, numbered every 15°. These lines are calibrated with the 72-tooth worm gear that is driven by the hand-wheel. The hand-wheel is divided into 50 parts, making each line on the hand-wheel 1/10°. This allows a circle to be divided into 3600 increments without interpolation. Seventy-two revolutions of the hand-wheel rotate the table one revolution.
The table T-slots are identical to those used on the Sherline mill and lathe, making the vast line of Sherline tooling available for use with this product. Two hold-down clamps and T-nuts are provided with the table. Also included is an adapter that allows Sherline’s 3- and 4-jaw chucks to be mounted directly to the rotary table. An optional right angle attachment is available (P/N 3701) to mount the table in the vertical position to further increase its versatility. With the table mounted vertically, an optional adjustable right angle tail-stock (P/N 3702) can be mounted to the mill table. It is used to support and stabilize the other end of long work held in a chuck or otherwise attached to the rotary table.
We also offer the rotary table as a complete kit.
The Taig kit contains the rotary table, stepper motor, stepper cable, table mounting plate, Sherline 3702 tail stock, tail stock spacer that improves ease of tail stock alignment and the needed socket head cap screws.
The Sherline kit contains the rotary table, stepper motor, stepper cable, Sherline 3701 right angle mounting plate, Sherline 3702 tail stock, and the needed socket head cap screws.
You can download the Sherline 3700 manual here.
You can download the Taig Kit manual here.