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Chiron 7000 Spindle Repair
The Chiron 7000 spindle is a grease lubricated and motor driven spindle.
This Chiron 7000 spindle was sent in to Northland Tool and Electronics due to a crash. Upon inspection, we noted that the bearings had failed and the switch ring’s springs were broken. We also measured the taper and it had 8 microns of runout. No other dimensional deviations were noted for this repair.
The following actions were performed on this Chiron 7000 spindle:
- Clean, inspect overall dimensions
- Grind, chrome plate, and finish grind the ID taper
- Replace the bearings, o-rings, assembly screws, and springs
After reassembly of all components, adjusting bearing preload, and undergoing break-in and testing procedures, this spindle passed our final quality inspection before being returned to our customer with a 1-year warranty.
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