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Weiss GHK 176239 Spindle Repair

 
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…

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Prater Mega Hammer Mill Spindle Repair

The Prater Mega Hammer Mill is used in the food production industry to process materials into a fine powder.

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Brown & Sharpe 824 Spindle Repair

The Brown & Sharpe 824 Micromaster is a hydraulic surface grinder equipped with a 5 hp spindle that operates at up to 1,800 rpm.

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Need Parts Ground to Micron Tolerances? Give us a call!

This is the finish grind to a spindle housing bore. We hold micron tolerances to make sure your spindle functions like new. If you need any ID/OD grinding done please give us a call 800-774-6353. We specialize in machine tool spindle part re-qualification but we are willing to look at any job you may need ground to micron tolerances.

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Cincinnati T-35 Shaft modification to BIG-PLUS® specification

This spindle is out of a Cincinnati T-35 5-axis machining center.  The spindle is oil mist lubricated and capable of 4,000 rpm.

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Toshiba MPF-2140(5A) Spindle Repair

The Toshiba MPF-2140 is a gantry style CNC vertical machining center capable of 5-axis cutting.  It comes fitted with an oil mist lubricated and stator driven spindle capable of running up to 10,000 rpm.

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Famu PHS-912 FIVE Gruppo Parpas Spindle Repair

This two-axis milling head was factory-installed on a Famu PHS-912 FIVE machine by the Italian manufacturer Gruppo Parpas. Our customer indicated that a coolant component had failed, flooding the spindle which caused the drive to trip the machine off. Our inspection showed that one phase of the stator had burned out. We also determined that the bearing grease had been severely contaminated, and that spindle…

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Mazak VTC20 Spindle Repair

Mazak VTC-20, 8000 RPM, coupling drive, grease lubrication, CT40 taper Our customer indicated that this spindle would occasionally make a banging noise while in operation. When we broke the spindle down for evaluation, we observed that the grease in the spindle bearings was partially washed out by coolant contamination. But the root cause of failure was loss of preload of the bearings which occurred when…

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GMN TSSV120 Spindle Repair

The GMN TSSV-120 is a high speed grinding spindle with its own built in motor.  It is oil mist lubricated and capable of running up to 42,000 rpm.

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Matsuura MAM72-25V Spindle Repair

The Matsuura MAM72-25V is a CNC vertical machining center designed for 5-axis machining.  The main spindle is grease lubricated and coupling driven capable of running up to 15,000 rpm.

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