Cubic Mini GT Spindle Repair

Cubic Mini GT Spindle Repair

The Cubic Mini GT is a compact CNC turning center used for high production turning while not sacrificing floor space.  It comes standard with a belt driven spindle that is grease lubricated and capable of running up to 6,000 rpm.

Cubic Mini GT Spindle Repair

CHALLENGE

When this Cubic Mini GT spindle arrive at Northland Tool and Electronics we completed a full evaluation of the spindle.  Upon disassembly we found that the front and rear bearings failed from contamination.  The front bearings were rusted and rear bearings were washed out from coolant.

 

SOLUTION

The following actions were performed on this Cubic Mini GT spindle:

  • Clean, inspect overall dimensions
  • Replace bearings with sealed bearings
  • Replace seal

 

RESULT

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.

DETAILED CAUSE OF FAILURE

  • Coolant contamination

  • Coolant contamination

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