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In terms of performance, Sankyo's roller gear does for rotary motions what the ball screw does for linear motions. The roller gear cam mechanism consists of a roller gear and globoidal cam. Similar to the preloading structure of a ball screw, the roller gear has no backlash, and transfers power by rolling contact for strong rigidity and excellent efficiency. And no clamping is necessary.
RS Series (4 models)
| RS100 | RS170 | RS200 | RS240 |
RollerDrive CNC Technology
Permanent accuracy
By adopting our roller drive mechanism, there is no deterioration in the internal parts of the RCD Circular Table and its accuracy does not deteriorate after long-term use. It has excellent durability.
No routine calibration or adjustment work is required.
Excellent performance characteristics due to the zero-backlash design
With our roller drive mechanism, it is possible for repeated output operations to be equally precise, without being disturbed by external forces. Because it achieves high-precision positioning with a rotational accuracy of 10 seconds or better, it can also be used for heavy cutting on hard steel.
No clamp operation
Since the roller drive CNC has zero play due to its design, it does not require any clamping operations.
With this design, clamping and unclamping time is effectively eliminated and no other energy source is need, unlike conventional hydraulic systems.
No Maintenance and Excellent Price Performance
Since the torque is transmitted by rolling contact, the internal mechanism does not wear and the positioning table always maintains its initial level of accuracy, even after long-term use.

<Operating conditions>
Table size: Output table diameter; 170mm
Load inertia: 0.5kg・m2
Indexing angle: 36 ° (1 direction indexing)
Indexing time: 0.35sec
<Accuracy after 5 million indexing operations>
Item Worm gear RollerDrive
Variation in accuracy 42.1sec
(assuming there is no maintenance)
Backlash 18μm 0
*The roller drive results in the graph on the left are the measured values from our dynamic operating test.
(Both cases used testing machines with the same table diameter)
With the roller drive CNC, the variation of accuracy due to aging is extremely small, so routine maintenance costs are significantly reduced.
The graph is based on the following conditions:

・Worm gear circular tables require maintenance work twice a year.
・Both cases assume the annu al maintenance costs
(oil changes, and such.) are 3%.
*Both cases are for the same diameter table.
Typical Applications
Cutting tool grinding
Higher accuracy by Zero-backlash movement
Processing auto parts
High-speed positioning reduces the time spent on non-cutting operations
Processing auto parts
High-speed positioning reduces the time spent on non-cutting operations
Processing auto parts
5-axis precision, simultaneous, continuous processing
Medical parts
Compact 5 axis
Molding parts
High speed & accurate continuous cutting
RS Specifications
Description Unit RS100 RS170 RS200 RS240
Table OD mm φ100 φ170 φ200 φ240
Table Bore Diameter mm φ50 H7 φ80 H7 φ100 H7 φ130 H7
Center Height mm 125 115 125 132
Gear Ratio   1/60 1/60 1/60 1/90
Max Table Speed rpm 75 75 75 55
Positioning Accuracy arcsec ±15 ±15 ±10 ±10
Repeatability arcsec 8 8 4 4
Product Weight kg 38 44 56 72
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