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Spindle Predictive Technology

Use your iPad as a state of the art vibration analyzer, balancer, and alignment testing. Used in conjunction with our custom hardware and the VibePro apps, you can anticipate breakdowns and adjust balancing on the factory floor. This low cost ultra precise technology will extend the productive life of your spindle and save money on repairs and down time.
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Heald Spindle Repair

GTI Spindle Technology provides its clients incomparable machine tool spindle repairs on all types of Heald grinding machines. They have in house resources and experienced sales staff to offer you effective and cost benefit solutions. Most importantly, we have full access to parts as well as complete manufacturing capabilities that allows us to repair your machine tool spindle properly the very first time.

Heald Spindle Re-manufacturing Services

Analysis

Our technicians thoroughly inspect the spindle to identify the problem correctly before moving ahead with any spindle repair work. All spindles are subjected to the following 5 point assessment:

Incoming Vibration Analysis
  • Incoming vibration analysis is performed in order to determine: bearing condition, level of unbalance, non-repetitive runout.
Assembled Spindle Inspection
  • Pilot ID or taper runout on tool end of shaft to determine possible spindle crash or improper tooling.
  • Rear taper runout inspection to determine possible over tightening of belts or improper tooling.
  • Preload test to determine bearing wear or spindle crash.
Disassembled Spindle Inspection
  • Pilot ID or taper inspection to determine spindle crash, improper tooling or overheating. Bearing journal inspection to determine improper bearing fits or use of spindle after initial failure.
  • Overall shaft condition to determine crash, overheating, lack of coolant or overloading.
Bearing Condition
  • An inspection of bearings is performed under lab conditions by factory trained bearing specialists to determine lack of lubrication, over speeding, spindle crash, overloading, loss of preload, contamination (coolant or other material) or overheating due to electrical problems. In addition, we have the access to all Bearing OEM’s facilitation and personnel.
Engineering Recommendations
  • We recommend spindle design changes or enhancements to improve spindle longevity and/or performance. For example, if a spindle has failed due to contamination, a design change such as new labyrinth nuts, air purging, hybrid bearings or improved sealing design will be recommended and implemented.

What GTI Provides

Removal
  • The spindle needs to be removed from the grinding machine. Removal can be done either by the customer themselves or by GTI technicians who can be sent to the client’s site for removal of the spindle.
Repair
  • Post planning of Heald spindle repair corrective actions, rebuilding as well as preventative maintenance work advice is given which needs to be taken care of before installing the spindle back into the machine.
Testing
  • The spindles are tested to check if all the machine interface parts such as encoders, proximity switches etc. are functioning properly and all spindles have to pass the vibration analysis and review of an autonomous GTI QC manager.
Reinstallation
  • Heald machine tool spindle post repair are reinstalled and checked for performance and reliability; which can be executed upon customer request by a GTI technician. Detailed documentation of the repair work is provided to all GTI customers.

Why GTI?

Our Heald re-manufacturing facilities have widely trained and skilled engineering and technical teams who are committed to discover new ways of constantly refining our spindle operations. Be it a Heald Production Grinding Machine, Profile and Surface Grinding Machine or Special Purpose Grinding Machine; let our skilled and experienced team help you in your spindle repairs. Our aim is to offer reliable services to increase your company efficiency and run your production floor smoothly. On all manufactured and re-manufactured spindles we provide one year warranty. For all your spindle repair solutions, call us on our Toll Free Number: 888.473.9675 or write to us at info@gtispindle.com and do ask about our assured cost reduction program.
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We have someone taking customer calls 24 hours a day. We can give you an estimate on cost and the time we need to get your spindle back to the floor within a day or two.

AND we pick up and deliver. We have three state of the art facilities located around the country, so you can save time and money for shipping. OR we can come to your site and do the spindle repair at your location.

 

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