The retaining cage of the front bearing in this spindle was compromised by coolant contamination. This allows the balls of the bearing to stack up on each other causing failure. Fortunately for our customer they removed the spindle from service before catastrophic failure happened. This saves on spindle repair costs and lead time.
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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…