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Rotational axis

Term for CNC-controlled axes, which rotate around a linear axis.

A rotational axes usually is identified by the corresponding linear axis it rotates around. So the A-axis rotates around X, the B-axis around Y and the C-axis around Z.

Rotational axes can either be interpolating axes or positioning axes.

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Maschine mit Linear- und Drehachsen
PADE
Seltene 5-Achs-Anordnung: keine C-Achse, nur A-Achse und B-Achse
PADE, 2007
4. Achse als A-Achse