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5 Key Reasons Why Your Spindle Repair Shop Should Offer a Spindle Support Program

After a spindle repair is complete, one of the best tools a repair shop can provide its customers with is a ‘spindle support program.’ This program should offer premium content with reports and recommended corrective actions for incoming spindles, as well as tips, tricks, and how-tos to keep a rebuilt spindle in proper working condition when it is returned to the customer.

Unfortunately, while support programs like these are commonplace in most industries, they are rare in the spindle repair business. But when available, this also means they are indicative of a more knowledgeable, customer-focused, and experienced spindle repair provider—helping you easily recognize their quality against a backdrop of generic service shops.

Here is specifically why a spindle support program is crucial to your success:

  1. A Spindle Support Program can provide operational cost savings

One of the key components of a spindle support program is to apprise customers when their spindle should be routinely examined, why, and what will be checked. Though this is a simple service extra, many businesses do not realize its true value. With this information, you stave off most major repairs and the subsequent maintenance costs in the future.

  1. A Spindle Support Program can extend the life of your spindle

A quality spindle repair shop with a reputable support program will make it their priority to provide maintenance recommendations to their customers. For you, knowing and proactively leveraging this type of information can help avoid costly rebuilds and extend the life and overall productivity of your spindle.

  1. A Spindle Support Program can decrease machine down time

When a spindle fails, it can mean major disruption to your workflow and, more importantly, an inability to meet your agreed upon deadlines with your own customers. A spindle support program should drastically reduce down time within any operation because it is specifically geared towards preventative and proactive measures.

  1. A Spindle Support Program can increase productivity

A spindle that is properly kept and maintained means optimal productivity. With a reputable spindle support program, the goal is to keep your spindle in top working condition so you can accept more work within your own line of business.

  1. A Spindle Support Program can make YOU the expert

A spindle support program should not just keep your spindle running, it should educate the customer. And these educational benefits are immeasurable because eventually, after gaining enough familiarity with the program itself, you become the expert and can begin to prevent, assess, and address many common spindle repair issues that could arise in your day-to-day machine operations.


At Northland Tool & Electronics, we are capable of going above and beyond simply repairing your spindle. As one of the only spindle repair providers to provide its customers with a spindle support program, we pride in our extensive support, including:

  • Spindle care seminars
  • Vibration analysis
  • Lubrication system inspection and evaluation
  • Contamination prevention analysis
  • Cause of failure tracking
  • Spindle upgrades
  • And much more!

We also provide comprehensive reports on what we have observed along with recommended corrective actions. Contact us today to get a quote for your spindle repair job or check out one of our case studies to see why we consider ourselves among the best in the spindle repair business.