Mechanical engineering & production

Design-to-Cost

Noble surfaces, smooth and rounded – the new generation of rotary tables. Together with our partner pl Lehmann we introduced a modular base element which achieves a significant increase in functionality and modularity and as a side effect a considerable reduction in production costs.

Challenge

To further improve its CNC rotary tables, pl Lehmann was looking for innovative development opportunities. This fueled the desire for increased functionality and especially the requirement of a fully dense housing.

Solution

The sealed housing with IP67 standard convinces through a precise, thick-walled aluminum case, which is similar in composition to a cylinder head. The positive effect: The space for the artificial sealing could be saved through overpressure.

Our approach

Modularity

The new design places an emphasis on the modular construction, which ensures multilayered combinations. This modular concept also enables a potential retrofitting of the rotary tables and a posterior reconstruction.

Design

Now even a small crack in the housing doesn’t stop the production. Which results in an optimized coolant and chip flow as well as an easier cleaning.

Technology

The implemented black box communicates errors or inappropriate usage. The cable routing marks another novelty, as it is optimized to turn up to 180 degrees.

Benefit

Besides improved functionality and appearance, an economically not insignificant side effect emerged: A significant cost reduction that has been passed down from our partner to its customers. The result: Our new generation of rotary tables has been optimized across the bar due to the design.