One of the leading causes of machine tool failure is imbalance. A spindle can become unbalanced due to a variety of causes, which can result in damage to other components. Spindle imbalance occurs when a spindle’s center of mass is not aligned with its center of rotation, causing the energy to transfer to the tool …

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If you operate a manufacturing plant or similar business, keeping your production line running at maximum efficiency is crucial. Over time, the spindles within your rotating machinery can experience errors that can decrease performance, or in the worst-case scenario, cause complete machine failure. Monitoring the “health” of your spindles is an important part of minimizing …

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Like all moving machine elements, bearings in spindles can fail due to a variety of causes. While normal wear and tear is one of these causes, there are specific points of failure that are more common than others. Before it becomes necessary to repair a spindle due to bearing damage, consider these factors that may lead …

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Spindle repair and rebuild is the heart of what we do at GTI Spindle Technology, and we pride ourselves on being able to handle any spindle that comes through our door. All spindles can be repaired, though the associated cost for some can eclipse that of a brand-new spindle. When this happens, we turn to …

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GTI Predictive Technology on a recent service call investigated a problem with a dual disc centerless grinder. This one year old grinder had been performing poorly, causing downtime and poor parts quality. Using GTI’s VibePro iPad vibration tools, our service technician discovered that both spindles in the machine were running much faster than rated for the machine; …

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Mazak Spindle repair is something that happens almost weekly here at GTI HQ. We see Mazaks come through our shop on a regular basis. Not because Mazak makes a bad spindle quite the contrary, it is because Mazak has been so successful in selling their spindles there are a lot of them out there, and …

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A Fukuda spindle repair came in this week to our N.H. facility for spindle rebuilding. Our first-rate technician Rich S. received this 10,000 -RPM japanese grease block spindle. He is very familiar with these Fukuda spindle repairs. With his usual care & attention to detail he broke down the spindle and ran some basic diagnostic …

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Another Bryant spindle repair was received at our New England facility. Our veteran technician Jason G. was assigned this 70,000 RPM motorized oil mist spindle. He has extensive knowledge with all Bryant spindle repairs including belt driven & high frequency. Upon analysis he identified routine bearings failure. The rotor and stator were reworked due to …

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Recently our Manchester, NH spindle repair facility received another pope spindle repair job for rebuild. A motorized 3,600 RPM grease lubricated grinding spindle. As with all spindles coming in, it underwent an extensive inspection process to correctly identify the spindle failure. Our top-notch technician Mike L. noted severe contamination throughout this pope spindle repair job. …

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