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Unplanned downtime. It’s practically a boogeyman in industrial circles, and rightly so — every minute that your floor isn’t producing, it’s costing you money. The cost of unplanned downtime is bad enough, but it doesn’t stop there. If production grinds to a halt, the cost of your now unproductive staff adds up too. This doesn’t …

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We have mentioned spindle storage in recent blogs and got a few questions about it, so we decided it was time to address the topic in a blog. Whenever a manufacturer runs a machine with spindles, they do — or definitely should — have a backup spindle on-hand. The backup is there so that the …

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There are a number of reasons why, when shopping for a spindle, you may consider purchasing a used one. The most straightforward is cost — if budget is a concern, a used spindle could be a good decision. The rationale could be more complex, as well, including loyalty to a particular brand or even specific …

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Most conversations about spindle maintenance and repair revolve around lubrication. On its face, this makes sense: bearings are one of the most important parts of any CNC spindle, and bearings require lubrication to function properly. Failure to properly lubricate bearings will lead to equipment failure and all that that entails — repair costs, manufacturing downtime, …

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Whether you’re running a CNC mill, grinder, or lathe your machine’s spindle is a critical component, and daily operations subject it to tremendous pressures. These pressures all but ensure that your spindle will, at some point in its lifespan, require repair. For these reasons, we consider the warranty offered on a repaired spindle to be …

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While the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t quite behind us, restrictions in several states are beginning to relax and many companies are grappling with how to return to work responsibly. For essential businesses like the manufacturing industry, planning for the future has less to do with bringing workers back to the office and more to do with …

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It’s an understatement to say that the COVID19 (or Coronavirus) pandemic will have a profound and long-lasting impact on the world as we know it. From the way we work, and teach our children, to how we buy food. It’s inevitable that COVID19 will touch upon every facet of our lives–with some estimates predicting it …

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A recent report by Grandview Research suggests that the value of the CNC machinery market will increase to over $100 Billion by 2025. This means that businesses that rely on CNC equipment for fabrication can expect an increase in investment and technology in the CNC world, as well as higher levels of competition when it …

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For manufacturers, the up-time and utilization of their CNC Machines is one of the most important performance indicators and has a huge impact on productivity and profits. Spindles are a critical component of a CNC machine and any issue that arises with this critical piece has the potential to seriously impact the speed at which …

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In high-end manufacturing, any machine with moving parts will inevitably need to be repaired or replaced. If the machine is improperly maintained, the friction caused by grinding can severely wear down critical components. Damaged spindles negatively affect machine performance and can hinder other key systems. It’s essential to catch spindle damage early and conduct necessary …

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