Generally described as the area of the workpiece support.
Machine table CNC-machining centre
The machine table is usually equipped with clamps for the secure fixing of the workpiece during processing as well as with stops for the precise positioning of the workpiece.
Machine table for moulders
The machine table is designed as a stationary, multi-part table (only the infeed table height-adjustable, see also infeed table length), where the sliding transport of the workpieces is conducted. The wear resistant glide surface (infeed and runout table, as also tabletops) are mainly permutable and can be additionally equipped with table rollers, grooved table or as flotation table. With regard to the wear resistance, the entire machine table or even single table segments can be designed with higher surface quality (see surface of the machine table).