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When a spindle of yours fails, do you simply send it out for repair without getting a full understanding of why it failed? If so, sure, you’re minimizing downtime in that exact moment — but without determining the cause of the failure and fixing that as well, you’re likely dooming the spindle to fail again …

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GTI Spindle Technology, Inc. (GTI), a global leader in spindle repair and related services, announces that it has divested its Predictive Technology division to B&D Industrial of Macon, Georgia. Related to this transaction, GTI has signed a reseller and distribution agreement for the technology with primary market focus on machine tool applications. GTI remains under …

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For a piece of equipment that is designed to rotate at thousands of RPMs, it may seem obvious that proper lubrication is a major factor in the health of spindles. In practice, things are a bit different. While everyone knows that improper lubrication maintenance can lead to spindle failure, it can seem like a far-off …

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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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