Many spindles that are in use serve as high-precision components to your machine. Unfortunately, they are not always treated with the proper attention and care that they require. Spindles are often handled carelessly and sometimes forced to perform beyond the limitations of their design, abusing the equipment to the absolute breaking point. Properly caring for… Continue reading Care & Maintenance of Your Spindle
A common question we receive from our customers is, “should I replace my spindle?” Today’s economic climate helps to make a strong case for repairing spindles as they fail rather than replacing them. While the outright replacement of your spindle may be unavoidable at times, rebuilding the spindle and returning it to service quickly and… Continue reading Should I rebuild or replace my machine tool spindle?
As operators understand how and why spindles can fail, they lessen the chance of poor performance, reduce downtime and keep their machines running. Over the years, machine tool spindles have advanced into highly technical solutions essential to critical operations on the shop floor. Generally, they are used to rotate grinding wheels and cutting tools and… Continue reading Getting to Know Your Machine Tool Spindle