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
DMG Spindle Repair
Northland Tool & Electronics has vast experience rebuilding DMG spindles. We have worked closely with several of our customers to[...]Continue Reading
Northland Tool & Electronics has vast experience rebuilding DMG spindles. We have worked closely with several of our customers to extend the length of service that they can expect from their DMG spindle. Improving the contamination prevention systems in the spindle is just one example of how we accomplish this.
We can hold tighter tolerances on bearing and housing journals because we have our own grinding department that specializes in the grinding of spindle parts. With this service it is possible to repair out of spec areas to OEM spec or better. You should not have to pay for a replacement shaft or housing when it can be repaired.
Our DMG repairs are a fraction of the price of the OEM and you will receive kind courteous service that is responsive to your needs.[...] Hide Details
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:
- Bearing failure
- Worn tapers
- Damage from crash
- Contamination- very common
- Bearing journals undersized
- Rotary union failure
- Bad stator
- Bearing housings oversized
Running this spindle too long caused deformed ball bearings and damage to the outer race Damage to the outer race is consistent with prolonged operation after spindle exhibited initial signs of needing to be rebuilt Every spindle rebuilt by North…Read More