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Kitamura Mycenter 2X Spindle Repair
The Kitamura Mycenter 2X spindle is a CNC vertical machining center. It can come equipped with an oil mist lubricated and stator driven spindle capable of running up to 10,000 rpm.
This customer called and needed this spindle repair done within 5 days. We received the spindle and expedited the breakdown process. The rear roller bearing cage had failed causing the rolling elements to collide and the spindle to seize. The belleville washers for the drawbar were damaged and the taper was worn as well. The spindle repair was evaluated, quoted, and approved within 24 hours.
The following actions were performed on this Kitamura Mycenter 2X spindle:
- Clean all parts of the spindle
- Replace bearings, o-rings, and assembly screws
- Replace bellevilles
- Kiss grind the shaft 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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