This spindle failed from coolant contamination that deteriorated the bearing grease. This is a common mode of failure for Johnford spindles especially those that have the through tool coolant option. Northland Tool has developed a package that will decrease the failure rate! We have incorporated it on several machines with continued success. If you are experiencing high rates of spindle failure call us to discuss your repair options.
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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…