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
Vollmer AKE V-10 Spindle Repair
The Vollmer AKE V-10 is a grease lubricated spindle capable of running up to 3,450 rpm.
This Vollmer AKE V-10 spindle arrived at Northland Tool and Electronics for a full breakdown and evaluation. Upon inspection we noted that the bearings felt rough and most likely failed from extensive use. No dimensional deviations were noted for this spindle.
The following actions were performed on this Vollmer AKE V-10 spindle:
- Clean, inspect overall dimensions.
- Replace bearings, lock washer, assembly screws, and o-rings
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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