Systems using rotary tables have a single axis of rotation. They usually have a large rotary table and are driven by servo motors or variable frequency drives.

The flexibility, precision and speed of a rotary table must be considered before its durability and reproducibility.

In a manipulator system for a multi-target job involving a robotic arm and a rotary table. The targets are initially positioned around the part based on its profile and geometric shape. Then, based on process optimization, the shortest path for the targets in a category is determined by synchronizing the movement of the robotic arm with the movement of the rotary table.

Robot programming is greatly simplified by the rotary table and assists the user in their programming and adjustment tasks by taking frequent references from the rotary table.

Applications that benefit substantially from the adaptability of the rotary tables are assembly, measuring and welding.