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
Fidia Spindle Repair
Northland Tool & Electronics has a base of Fidia customers in the aerospace and power generation industries across North America.[...]Continue Reading
Northland Tool & Electronics has a base of Fidia customers in the aerospace and power generation industries across North America. Fidia machines primarily use Gamfior and Omlat spindles. Our customer base has given us the experience needed to perform your repairs to the high tolerances needed. This ensures that your Northland Tool Fidia spindle rebuild will exceed your expectations.[...] 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
Gamfior E13666M Spindle Repair
Our customer sent in this Gamfior E13666M spindle complaining of excessive runout. When it arrived at Northland Tool and Electronics we measured 10 microns of…
Gamfior E13779M Spindle Repair
This Gamfior E13779M spindle suffered catastrophic bearing failure from a crash. We also measured 10 microns of runout in taper. No other dimensional deviations were…
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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 (very common)
- Housings out of ISO