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Spindle Parts & Accessories

Replacement parts are often necessary when repairing or rebuilding spindles. At Northland Tool & Electronics, all parts and accessories we order for our customers come from leading industry manufacturers. We can also service parts and accessories related to spindle motors and live tooling. Our team has substantial experience in assessing and addressing spindle part failures in a timely manner. Spindle Parts Repair Capabilities Our team of highly skilled technicians has the ability to repair, rebuild, and acquire necessary parts for hundreds of spindle brands and models on the market.

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Spindle Bearing Types: Roller, Angular, Radial & More

Spindles are the heart of each and every machine tool, from the aerospace industry to automotive and medical equipment manufacturing. They can come in a variety of different sizes and are capable of many different applications. Inside each spindle is a set of bearings that must hold very tight tolerances, withstand extreme conditions, and last for many years. As such, there are different types of bearings manufactured for very specific applications.

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The Complete Guide to Spindle Runout: How to Test, Measure & Reduce

What Is Spindle Runout? Types of Spindle Runout The Effects of Spindle Runout How To Measure Spindle Runout Correct Your Spindle Runout Today What Is Spindle Runout? In machining, runout refers to inaccuracies in a tool or piece of equipment that cause it to spin off its ideal axis.

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Delaying Spindle Service Causes More Damage, Costly Repairs

Running this spindle too long caused deformed ball bearings and damage to the outer race Damage to the outer race is consistent with prolonged operation after spindle exhibited initial signs of needing to be rebuilt   Every spindle rebuilt by Northland Tool is backed by a 1-year warranty on parts and workmanship Over 2 years in the making A customer reached out to us over 2 years ago with a complaint that their spindle was starting to get noisy. We provided an estimated cost of $5,000 to rebuild.

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Spindle Actuator Repair

This is a drawbar actuator that the walls of the ID had been scored and allowed hydraulic fluid to seep around the seals and contaminate the spindle bearings causing premature bearing failure. We were able to rework the ID in our grinding department saving our customer several thousands of dollars.

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Manufacturing Spindle Parts

Since you can’t go to the local parts store and buy a front spindle housing and the lead times from the OEM can be measured in months not days, if they will even sell you the part. We manufacture replacement parts here to keep you up and running. Northland Tool manufactured this part, with micron tolerances, in 4 days and had our customer up and running in less than 7 days.

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Need Your Spindle’s Drawbar Re-Qualified?

Give us a call 800-774-6353. Performing a Grind Plate Grind to your drawbar shaft in most cases is a lower cost alternative than replacing it with new. Over time the belleville washers or coil springs can wear grooves in the drawbar shaft itself. This can cause poor tool retention force and difficulty getting full travel of the drawbar during tool changes.

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Why You Should Use a Third Party Repair Specialist — Don’t Let the OEM Hold a Gun to Your Head

A consumer has essentially two options when searching for a spindle repair specialist — keep the job in-house with the original equipment manufacture (OEM) or entrust it with a third party company that specializes in custom spindle repair work.

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