GMN TSSV120-60000-5 Spindle Repair
This spindle came to us and was needed back at the customers ASAP. We disassembled and inspected the spindle. All critical spindle components passed quality control inspections except the taper that had 4 microns of run out. Additionally, when we checked the customers tooling we found that it had 30 microns of run out. We contacted the customer and it was determined that the tooling would need a kiss grind.
We kiss ground the tooling, adjusted preload and balanced the spindle. Final quality control showed that the tooling taper now had 3 microns of run out, well within the acceptable range of our customer’s tolerances. The customer had his spindle back within 3 business days. We were able to perform such a quick turn around because we currently employee two certified technicians to run our precision Kellenberger grinders.
Written by Sandy Smith