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Colombo RARC135 Spindle Repair
The Colombo RARC135 spindle is from a high speed CNC router. The spindle is grease lubricated and has an integrated motor making it capable of running up to 24,000 rpm.
This Colombo RARC135 spindle was sent in to us for a full breakdown and evaluation of the spindle. Upon inspection we noted that there was some contamination from material which caused a catastrophic rear bearing failure. It was also noted that the drawbar bellevilles were worn. No dimensional deviations were noted for this repair.
The following actions were performed on this Colombo RARC135 spindle:
- Clean, inspect overall dimensions
- Replace bearings, bellevilles, and assembly screws
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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