Save Time and Money with SpindleCheck

Part rejection, spindle failure, and unexpected down time hurt your ability to deliver to your customers. Preserve your reputation and save time, money and frustration – know how your machine is performing. You don’t have to guess. Be confident. Know your machine tool.

Northland Tool has partnered with Lion Precision to give our customers an easy-to-use, high-precision solution to monitor spindle performance.


Operate your machines with confidence

  • Proactively test spindle condition and track capabilities

  • Decrease downtime and operate safely and efficiently

  • Quickly test after a crash to assess damage

  • Gain insights to accelerate troubleshooting

  • Generate comprehensive machine capability reports

Why SpindleCheck?

Measuring machine performance is a valuable practice that affects the bottom line. Many high-precision shops regularly use a telescoping ballbar to measure and track machine performance. Spindle performance also plays a major role in part quality and in lost machine time due to failure.

Predictive Maintenance

Don't wait for bad parts or catastrophic failure. SpindleCheck your machines on a regular basis. As a machine and its spindle begin to wear and error motions increase, you can proactively plan for machine downtime and a spindle rebuild. Because SpindleCheck is easy to use, downtime is limited.

Qualify New Equipment

Before signing off on a new tool worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, use SpindleCheck to verify that it will perform as promised. Insist on SpindleCheck data for your new machine.

Spindle Rebuilds – or Not?

When machines are not performing as expected, people often rebuild the spindle.  Rebuild costs and lost production time from the machine make this an expensive guess. Rather than rebuild the spindle and cross your fingers, you can SpindleCheck the machine. If there’s a spindle crash or increase in bad parts, you can know how the spindle is performing with a quick SpindleCheck. Make an informed decision. If you decide to have the spindle rebuilt, SpindleCheck the rebuild and be sure you got what you paid for.

Better Understand Thermal Effects

Thermal distortion is the single biggest contributor to feature location and dimensional errors in machined parts. SpindleCheck for thermal drift to know how long a machine needs to warm up before it stabilizes. You can also know how the point of machining moves with changes in the ambient temperature and discover if your chiller is making things better or worse. Knowledge is power.

ISO 9001 and Regulatory Compliance

Certification of processes and ongoing verification are basic ISO 9001 requirements. Some regulatory agencies also require verification that processes are within acceptable parameters. SpindleCheck provides a way to meet those requirements.

Sample: Machine Capability Report


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Northland Tool is an authorized SpindleCheck distributor 

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.
— Northland Customer


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