With strong technical expertise and extensive knowledge in rotary table projects, Rotec Tools has announced that it has joined with Hofmann, a high-precision rotary table manufacturer in Germany.
Hofmann is well-known in Europe for engineering and manufacturing high-quality rotary products and Rotec Tools will promote, support, and service the Hofmann product line in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
All Hofmann products are state-of-the-art and are known in the industry for high precision, compact design, and excellent reliability. The modular design offers flexibility in layout. A large variety of options for highest accuracy (direct measuring system) and different accessories including face plate, chuck, and collet (manual and automatic) make this a complete system for its customers. For special applications where standard design cannot be used or reach their limits, Hofmann will work with the customer on special solutions — tailor-made for the corresponding task.
The RWNC single-axis rotary table lineup is available in eight sizes and has been specially designed for use in horizontal or vertical applications for machine tools and machining centers.
The robust and rigid design of the Hofmann RWNC rotary tables have a special corrosion-free surface coating, and the motor housing is made of stainless steel. The adjustable worm gear train consists of a case-hardened worm shaft and a worm wheel made from special wear-resistant bronze alloy. A high-performance lubricant and a friction-free, no backlash gear train ensures a long lifetime, trouble-free operation. The integration of direct measuring systems (angle encoders) can be added for high-accuracy applications. All these features will result in high efficiency and reliability.
Suitable for every application is a wide range of matched accessories that include tail stock and counter-bearings for supporting long workpieces and different collet systems including jaw chuck and face plate.
Besides the gear-train tables, Hofmann also offers compact direct drive and special stainless steel, fully sealed tables for all EDM applications. Hofmann rotary tables are manufactured in Pliezhausen, Germany.
Sales and service for North America are offered by Rotec Tools Ltd. in Mahopac, New York.