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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Often manufacturers have an “Out of sight, out of mind” approach to spindle maintenance that can result in both costly repairs and production delays. Studies show that unexpected downtime can cost as much as $100,000 per hour. Just like any machine, it’s essential to understand the specific warning signs of your spindles and how to …

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Computer numerical control (CNC) machines are used extensively in manufacturing to automate many processes that would otherwise be performed manually. As a result, CNC driven machines increase productivity, reduce waste, and even minimize the risk of human error. However, due to the high degree of precision that CNC machines achieve, every piece of the equipment …

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It’s undeniable that the aerospace industry is rapidly changing. With global shortages in new aircraft supply and economic uncertainties on the horizon, independent spindle repair companies can provide high-quality services to extend the life of your machines and help you stay competitive. There is a Critical Shortage of Planes Plane orders are up, but the …

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Anyone that operates high-capacity manufacturing spindles understands that spindle bearing health is critical to the successful operation of a machine. As bearings wear and deteriorate, the performance of the spindle will suffer. If the problem isn’t corrected, then total failure is inevitable. Common causes of bearing failure include poor storage and handling, contamination, overload, incorrect …

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For years many maintenance technicians would wait until a spindle seized completely before taking action, and some would only find out a spindle is failing when the QA department decided to scrap the previous production run due to manufacturing defects. This kind of reactive maintenance approach can cost valuable time and tens of thousands of …

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With new technology and an evolving global economy, it’s imperative that manufacturers stay apprised of the latest in manufacturing technology trends. While manufacturing is outpacing the average growth for the global economy, some companies are still struggling with labor shortages, fluctuating supply logistics, and advances in predictive maintenance. As technology changes, manufacturing must change with …

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For many manufacturers, Kessler spindles are the heart of their business. We know because Kessler spindle repair is the heart of ours. That is why we have taken the time to master the skills and tools necessary to resolve any Kessler spindle problem quickly and efficiently. Our procedures for machine tool spindle failure analysis, spindle …

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Breakdowns of any kind are a major roadblock for production efficiency. With machines out of operation, manufacturers find their revenue decreases as overhead costs skyrocket. While not all breakdowns are avoidable, some definitely are. Only 30% of machines live their full lifespan because of poor maintenance and upkeep. Knowing why spindles breakdown before their time …

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Contrary to popular belief, the manufacturing industry in the United States is stronger than ever. In fact, it’s the strongest in the world and is responsible for nearly 20% of all the world’s goods. However, it is true that manufacturing has changed immensely in the past few decades and will continue to evolve in the …

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