CNC Index Tables
CNC index tables are a very efficient way to design computerized machinery. Designing large machines for a business can be a daunting task, but it can be made simple with the help of an index table. What is an index table?
It is basically a table where all the parts of the machine that needs to be indexed are placed. You can create a small table in only two columns of data. In the first column you can include the model number, and the second column you can include the name of the part. An example of such an index table is shown below.
The second column should include the model number followed by the part name. The next part to the right of the index table name should be a function which will process the data in both the two columns and extract the information that is required for the task. After creating the two columns you can immediately insert the first model number of the tool and after that the name of the part, after this you can continue to do the same thing for the second model number.
Now the functions which will process the data should be added into the table as the name of the part. You will then have to be careful when adding data in the rows. This data should not be the same for each model, for if you do so then you will also create duplicate data.
After the machine has been designed, you can choose the type of CNC index tables that you will need. It is important to know that each type of the index table that you will choose has its own advantages and disadvantages. The primary purpose of the index table is to manage and organize the different types of materials used in the machine.
You can choose the one that will fit well for your machine and the type of materials that are required. Ifyou have already identified the type of materials used in the machine, then you can choose the index table for the machine part. The index table that you use will be able to build the list of all the necessary parts needed to be inserted in the machine, by means of the two columns.
If you have already built the index table and you already have the parts required then you can put them into the appropriate slots of the index table. You can then move on to the next step and perform the final steps for the CNC index tables that you have created.
These CNC index tables will make your life much easier when it comes to the design of the tools and will also make the job easier for the person that is executing the machine. By using these tables you will be able to easily find the parts that will be needed in the different parts of the machine.