At the Precision Spindle Repair Center, our skilled craftsmen will provide spindle repairs to suit your needs promptly and professionally, resulting in the same final quality that our new spindles are known for.
Precision Spindle Repair
We will arrange to have your assembly delivered to our facility where it will be promptly disassembled, inspected and evaluated. After our evaluation a detailed quote will be faxed to you for your approval.
All spindle parts are meticulously examined for proper fits and geometry using the latest measuring equipment.
All critical dimensions are returned to print specifications or better to enable trouble free operation.
Every spindle shaft is dynamically balanced with computerized equipment to some of the tightest tolerances in the industry.
All assembly is done in our clean room to provide for the ultimate bearing integrity.
Our modern test facility quantifies temperature and vibration to ensure our customers receive a reliable, productive repaired spindle - guaranteed.
If needed, our team of design engineers can address anticipated problems with your spindle / process that will result in premature or reoccurring problems, in order to deliver a higher performance spindle with a longer work life.
Understanding the Cause of and Solution to Spindle Failure
Spindles are a necessary component in a variety of industries and serving many applications. A high quality spindle, designed using the latest technology, makes all the difference in the world. Yet many don’t know exactly what a spindle is, how it works, why it may fail, and what should be done in the event of a failure. We’d like to answer these questions for you.
What is a Spindle?
A spindle is a highly precise instrument that utilizes rolling element bearings—typically ball bearings or roller bearings—that are produced with tolerances ground to within millionths of an inch. The bearings are then fitted into precision ground or bored housings with similar sizes and tolerances, making spindles similar to inspection grade equipment in terms of tolerance. Precision spindles also integrate bearing retaining caps, precision bearing locknuts, precision bearing spacers, and sealing systems, and their configurations are almost endless. They should be designed to the specific parameters of their application.
Why Does a Spindle Fail?
Most spindles do not fail due to bearing fatigue, as many people think, as they are precisely designed with ample load carrying capacity. Rather, most fail for reasons that include contamination of the bearing lubricant, abuse, improper lubrication procedures, and any combination of these reasons.
Importance of Spindle Failure Evaluation
Because failure reasons are varied and many, it’s crucial to have a spindle repaired by an expert. A proper evaluation will ensure quality repair that will extend the bearing life and limit the need for further repairs, therefore saving money and down time. Proper evaluation includes a test run (if necessary), cleaning and disassembly of parts, document construction, and thorough parts inspection.
Who Should Repair Your Spindle?
Simply put, a well-repaired spindle should function on the same level as a new spindle. While many manufacturers will repair their own spindles, they often overlook the full evaluation process and therefore the cause of failure, as well as the importance of cleanliness in the process. Other smaller shops or repair services lack the resources, space, personnel, and equipment to perform a truly effective repair. By choosing a company such as EDAC Machinery, repairs are done by those with the capability to design and manufacture new spindles, and they will integrate the latest technology to provide peak operating performance after conducting a thorough evaluation for the cause behind the failure. A company offering full manufacturing capabilities, engineering support, parts cleaning equipment, and almost infinite knowledge and resources will ensure overall value and longer lasting results down the line.
We will arrange to have your assembly delivered to our facility where it will be promptly disassembled, inspected and evaluated.
A completely repaired precision spindle, fully tested and ready to ship back to the customer.
Precision Spindle Replacement
In a growing number of cases, we can immediately ship you a replacement ‘in-stock’ spindle, using yours as “core” part which we will rebuild for addition to our growing stock of spindles.