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
Gamfior DIS8614 Spindle Repair
This Gamfior DIS8614 spindle we repaired is a belt driven and grease lubricated grinding spindle.
This Gamfior DIS8614 spindle was sent in to Northland Tool and Electronics for a full spindle evaluation. Upon disassembling the spindle, we noted that the cause of failure to this spindle was catastrophic failure of the rear bearings. Our evaluation found that the belt tension was to high and the forces exceeded the bearings radial load capacity. No dimensional deviations were noted for this repair.
The following actions were performed on this Gamfior DIS8614 spindle:
- Clean all parts of the spindle
- Replace bearings, o-rings, and assembly screws
- Recommend checking belt tension to customer when installing spindle
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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