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 E13779M Spindle Repair
This Gamfior E13779M spindle is from a Fidia 5 axis milling machine. It is capable of running up to an astonishing 24,000 rpm and has an HSK taper.
This Gamfior E13779M spindle suffered catastrophic bearing failure from a crash. We also measured 10 microns of runout in taper. No other dimensional deviations were noted for this repair.
The following actions were performed on this Gamfior E13779M spindle:
- Clean all parts of the spindle
- Replace all bolts, o-rings, and bellevilles
- Replace grippers
- Replace bearings
- Grind, chrome plate, and finish grind the HSK taper
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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