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Matsuura MC510VF Spindle Repair
The Matsuura MC510VF is an older CNC vertical machining center. It comes equipped with a grease lubricated and coupling driven spindle capable of running up to 8,000 rpm.
When this Matsuura MC510VF spindle arrived at Northland Tool and Electronics we performed a full breakdown and evaluation. Upon inspection, we noted that the front bearings were severely contaminated and the Taper was out of ISO specifications. No other dimensional deviations were noted for this repair.
The following actions were performed on this Matsuura MC510VF spindle:
- Clean, inspect overall dimensions
- Replace bearings, o-rings, and assembly screws
- Kiss grind the 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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