Okuma Cadetmate Spindle Rebuild
Fretting is the repeated cyclical rubbing between two surfaces over a period of time which will remove material from one or both surfaces in contact. An associated problem occurs when the small particles removed by wear are oxidized in air. This is the rust colored discoloration you see in the picture below. The oxides are usually harder than the underlying metal, so wear accelerates as the harder particles abrade the metal surfaces further.
Possible cause of failure:
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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…