PRINCIPLE PARTS OF A SLOTTER
Fig. shows a slotter and its various parts. The main parts of a slotter are discussed as under:
Bed or Base
It is made up of cast iron. It supports column, tables, ram, driving mechanism etc. The top of the bed carries horizontal ways along which the worktable can traverse.
It holds the work piece and is adjustable in longitudinal and cross-wise directions. The table can be rotated about its centre.
They are provided for rotating the table and for longitudinal and cross traverse.
Column is the vertical member
They are made up of cast iron and it houses the driving mechanism. The vertical front face of the column is accurately finished for providing ways along which the ram moves up and down.
It is provided to reciprocate vertically up and down. At its bottom, it carries the cutting tool. It is similar to the ram of a shaper; but it is more massive and moves vertically, at right angle to the worktable, instead of having the horizontal motion of a shaper:
It can be moved parallel to the face of the column. The circular work-table is mounted on the top of the cross-slide.
Source A Textbook of Basic Manufacturing Processes and Workshop Technology by Rajender Singh.