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Rotary Table

Rotary TableThe principal component of a rotary, or rotary machine, used to turn the drill stem and support the drilling assembly. It has a beveled gear arrangement to create the rotational motion and an opening into which bushings are fitted to drive and support the drilling assembly.

Note the pipe spinner (in red) on the side of the swivel.*



*This is an abridged version of the Dictionary of Petroleum Terms used with permission from PETEX®, The University of Texas, at Austin. All rights reserved © PETEX 2001.