Omlat 0.7132.000 Spindle Repair

Omlat 0.7132.000 Spindle Repair

Omlat is a spindle manufacturer that many wood routing machine tool OEM’s use on their machines.  This spindle is grease lubricated and stator driven making it capable of running up to 24,000 RPM.



CHALLENGE

Our customer sent in this Omlat 0.7132.000 spindle stating that the motor kept faulting out.  When it arrived at Northland Tool the spindle was seized.  We bench tested all the proximity sensors and they all passed, one had some damage but passed as well.  During disassembly we noted that the bolts that hold the target wheel to the rear nut sheared and allowed the target wheel to move freely.  Due to this, the zero on the target wheel rubbed against the encoder causing damage.  Lastly, the HSK tooling taper was worn at the mouth and had high run out.

Damaged encoder sensor:                                Damaged target wheel:

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SOLUTION

The following actions were performed on this Omlat 0.7132.000 spindle:

  • Clean, inspect overall dimensions
  • Replace bearings, bolts, o-rings, bellevilles, encoder sensor, and target wheel
  • Repair damage to rear nut
  • Grind, plate, grind (GPG) the HSK tooling taper

 

RESULT

After reassembly of all components and adjusting bearing preload, we put the spindle through a rigorous break-in and testing procedure to make sure it passes our final quality inspection. See below for the passing test reports:

Front Bearings Vibration Analysis Spectrum:                 Rear Bearings Vibration Analysis Spectrum:

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Motor Analyzer Summary:

Omlat 0.7132.000 Spindle Repair

This spindle passed our final quality inspection and was returned to our customer with a 1-year warranty.

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I really didn’t expect this; You guys really pulled it off! My many thanks to your outstanding crew for helping us get back into production.
— Dan Eaton, Taylor Metalworks
Its great not to be sending spindles out on a regular basis since you addressed my problems, but I know they will still be coming sooner or later. Never a problem when we get them back , run better than new. Hope everything is ok there. Please tell everyone there that we here appreciate everything that you do to keep us up and running and the quick turnarounds. Have delt with the rest now deal with the best. Have a great week end and up and coming holiday.
— Northland Customer
Thank you NTE just received spindle today and WOW ! what a nice job. Can’t wait to use it. Thank the Northland team for us for a job well done 
— Northland Customer
Both of the spindles that you repaired are on the machines and running great. We don’t have any spares for those grinders. We probably will not be purchasing a spare, as you have been able to turn around the repairs quickly and the price of a spare is cost prohibitive.
— Northland Customer
I am writing to thank Northland Tool for going the extra mile and saving my company from expensive machine downtime and expensive repairs. We have always sent our Chiron spindles for repair as a shaft with bearings. None of our previous rebuilders pointed out the bearing fretting or the fact that the housing in the machine was out of tolerance and causing premature failure to the spindles. After Northland fixed the housings the spindles have never sounded as good or run as well! Great job guys!
— Northland Customer
The detailed cause of failure reports and the expert technical advice that Northland Tool provides is bar none the best I have ever seen. We struggled to keep two of our large our milling spindles running for longer than 6 to 12 months. Northland Tools evaluation showed that the hydraulic nuts were not holding the assembly together causing premature spindle failure. We discussed this in detail and mutually decided to modify the spindle shaft to prevent this from occurring again. The first spindle we performed this on is still in the machine running like new after 3 years. That’s over three times the life of previous repairs and it’s still going strong. Easily over $40,000.00 of savings so far on that one machine and counting.
— Northland Customer
Your people go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to spindle repair. When we had difficulty with the spindle installation and we were able to talk directly to a spindle technician that helped us troubleshoot the issue it helped us out of a bind. We have sent several spindles to you and have nothing but great things to say.
— Northland Customer
Thank you for your attention with my quick turn spindle repair. Your status updates allowed me to plan around machine downtime and I now know that you deliver on your promises. In the past other spindle repair vendors talked a big game and consistently failed to deliver. You not only delivered my spindle before the due date but you kept me informed throughout the entire repair process.
— Northland Customer
You performed a miracle with my BIG PLUS spindle. After crashing the spindle severely damaging the taper we found that a replacement spindle was not only cost prohibitive but had a long delivery. Your repair was a fraction of the cost of new and you never would know that the spindle was damaged to the extent it was.
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