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Hurco VMX 84 Spindle Repair
The Hurco VMX 84 is a high performance 3-axis CNC machining center. It comes fitted with this grease lubricated and belt driven spindle capable of running up to 8,000 rpm.
This Hurco VMX 84 spindle arrived to Northland Tool and Electronics completely seized up. After completing a full breakdown and evaluation, we noted that the #2 bearing cage was broken in multiple places. The drawbar functioned well during incoming testing and didn’t show significant signs of wear. Lastly, the taper had slight damage and will need to be addressed. No other dimensional deviations were noted for this repair.
The following actions were performed on this Hurco VMX 84 spindle:
- Replace all bearings, bolts, and o-rings
- Kiss grind ID tooling 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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