Spindles are the main component when it comes to machines. They are used in a broad variety of different industries including OEM’s, the automotive industry and general manufacturing of things we use every day. Spindles include machine tool spindles, high speed spindles, electric spindles, low speed spindles and grinding spindles.
Why Are Spindles Important?
Spindles are very important because they are what makes the machine turn and work correctly. If a spindle malfunctions, the machine will work poorly or will not work at all. This is why precision spindle repair has become one of the most sought after repairs by manufacturing companies. If equipment fails for whatever reason, it can lead to production halts and various other issues.
Addressing the Need for Repair
When a spindle fails, your machines may not function properly. In most cases you will be able to tell right away that the machine isn’t working properly or isn’t at all. If you notice a problem, you will need to call a professional technician out to correct the problem. Do not try to fix the spindle yourself or have one of your employees do it. One wrong move during the repair process could lead for the need of replacement and damage to your machine. It is always best to let someone who is knowledgeable to work on your machines.
The Precision Spindle Repair Process
Precision spindle repairs take time and undergo a specific process. This is imperative to ensure proper functionality of the spindle and to see what caused the malfunction to start with. Here is what the initial process will include:
1. Process. The process includes complete dis-assembly, documentation and photography. This helps the technician to have accurate records and to be able to get a clear feel of the spindle.
2. Inspection and evaluation. The technician will look at every part of the spindle to determine what might have gone wrong. The tech will look at the end caps to see if there is any wear and tear. He will also look at the housing, main shaft, spacers, seals, spindle tapers, and the collar locks to make sure everything is up to standard. During evaluation, every component will be measured and will be recorded. In some cases dimensions and measurements may need tweaking on the spindle itself to ensure optimal spindle function. This step is imperative to ensure that nothing is missed during the precision spindle repair. This process will also give you accurate documentation in case you ever have a problem with that particular spindle again.
A spindle repair must be completed by someone who is trained in spindles and is experienced in a broad variety of spindles. While many companies out there say they will repair your machines, the truth is that they may not do a good job. You will need to do your research and compare the best technician for your needs. For more on precision spindle repair, please stay tuned for part two.