This Customer complained of poor spindle life from the OEM spindles. We determined that coolant was entering the spindle and washing the grease from the bearings.
We were able to improve the sealing properties of the spindle to help with the failures. Even though the cost for the repairs was close to the cost of replacement we have extended the spindle life, decreased machine downtime and maintenance has one less headache to deal with.
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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…