Catastrophic bearing failure was the main cause of this spindle malfunction Continue reading to learn how Northland Tool performed this repair and converted a Weiss GHK 176239 spindle from grease-injected to permanent grease lubrication……Read More
Colombo Spindle Repair
When You Receive a Quote For Your Colombo Spindle Repair, You Have 2 Options: We can Provide a Budgetary Estimate[...]Continue Reading
When You Receive a Quote For Your Colombo Spindle Repair, You Have 2 Options:
- We can Provide a Budgetary Estimate via email or fax – This estimate is based on previous models we’ve repaired with standard bearings.
- You can send your spindle in to us for a breakdown and full evaluation – You Only Pay Shipping. Period.
Colombo spindles have been a staple in the wood working industry for years, and this is because they are able to cope with the demands of a fast paced woodworking shop. And when the productivity of your shop depends on your Colombo spindle, then you need to know that its been repaired right the first time.
Northland Tool & Electronics has been rebuilding Colombo spindles for over 30 years. In some cases we can extend the lifespan of your spindle by performing slight modifications from the original design.
Northland Tool & Electronics has full on-site machining and grinding capabilities to insure your repair can be completed quickly.
In the 30 years we have been in business, Northland Tool & Electronics has built an extensive inventory of specialty tools and machinery specifically designed for spindle rebuilding and spindle repair. We are equipped to perform the entire rebuilding process in our facility. No lost time waiting for vendors, shipping or issues with poor vendor quality. We control the whole process and handle nearly 400 brands of spindles. Call us today and talk to one of our specialists. You’ll never get voice mail. We don’t believe in it.
- One of the Original Spindle Repair Companies Founded in the U.S.
- Factory Authorized Big Plus Spindle Rebuild and Repair Specialist
- HSK Taper System Repair Specialist
- Nearly 200 Years of Combined Experience
- Professional Expert Technicians
- Always Talk to a Trained Spindle Repair Specialist When You Call – No Voicemail
- Can Expedite Spindle Repair to Within 24-72 Hours
Upon arrival, every spindle is logged into our production tracking software system. Any issues associated with incoming condition as related to transit are noted.[...]Continue Reading
The spindles are prioritized and moved to either the disassembly technicians or to the spindle run-up room, depending on the circumstances. Our techs carefully break down the spindle into its component parts while meticulously noting their general condition as well as specific damage to them. They also photograph the process and perform a full dimensional inspection to identify excessive wear which may help identify the cause of failure.
Once the initial disassembly and evaluation are completed, the spindle is given a second look by our production manager who reviews & completes the evaluation. He will identify the mode of failure and all pertinent issues, as well as recommended corrective actions. Many evaluations are not complete until the production manager consults with the head of our grinding & machining department. We often have recommendations for additional steps the customer can take to prevent premature spindle failure in the future. We call on our 30 plus years of experience rebuilding spindles to come to these conclusions.
After our purchasing department sources all replacement part costs & lead times, the quote is generated, given a final check and communicated to the customer for approval. Once we have received the approval, production is scheduled and parts are ordered. All spindle parts are carefully cleaned and any grinding or machining operations are completed. Only when all components are available and qualified does the spindle proceed to our spindle assembly technicians. These highly trained professionals assemble all the spindle components and then perform a rigorous break-in process which may include dynamic balancing as well as thermal & vibration analysis depending on the type of spindle. After a final quality control check is performed, the spindle is given back to our shipping department, carefully boxed to minimize the possibility of in-transit damage and shipped back to you, our customer. Hide Details
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From coolant contamination to bearing failure to crashes, Northland knows that there are a variety of issues that will affect the performance of your spindle-and we’re prepared to handle them all. However, the common problems associated with this brand are:
- Rear bearing failure- Can be reduced through modification
- Drawbar actuation failure