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……Read More
Parker-Majestic 1418-6 Spindle Repair
The Parker-Majestic 1418-6 is a grinding spindle. It is grease lubricated and stator driven, capable of running up to 3,600 rpm.
Our customer found this grinding spindle in their stores with an eight year old toe tag on it. The tag indicated that the spindle needed service because the front shaft nut had come loose during operation which caused the bearings to lose preload. We confirmed this when the front bearings felt very rough when rotated by hand. It was also evident that the spindle had been recently rebuilt prior to this event, as evidenced by the clean, white grease in the bearings and the absence of any coolant contamination. Our inspection and dimensional evaluation also uncovered a significant deviation in the front bearing housing ID which was oversized and egged +5/+10µ where the ISO tolerance is ±6.5µ.
After grinding, chrome plating, and finish grinding the front housing ID, we reassembled the spindle with all new bearings. We applied thread locker to the front shaft threads to avoid a repeat of the mistake apparently made by a previous rebuilder. While we did uncover a dimensional deviation which would have eventually proved detrimental to bearing longevity, the spindle should have run for quite some time if the nut had been properly secured.
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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