Large Motorized Machining Spindle Repair Speedy domestic spindle service saves time, money and trouble for U.S. machine tool builder
Used in the automotive and heavy equipment industries to hold brake drums, fly wheels, hubs, and rotors, differential cases and housings while machining is performed, these spindles typically produce over 2,000 brake rotors per day, the spindles themselves acting as loading/unloading devices.
The machine tool spindle being used was foreign-made, and servicing the spindles was problematic for domestic installations. Because the spindles were of a proprietary design, spindle rebuild was difficult.
With complete capabilities to perform both the engineering and the manufacturing required for the spindles’ rebuild, Gilman’s Spindle Service Center was the logical choice for faster, more economical, on-shore rebuilding.
By having Gilman Precision’s Spindle Rebuilding Center do the work instead of shipping the spindles overseas, the manufacturer realized savings of thousands of dollars per spindle.
By eliminating the time required to ship overseas, Gilman was able to reduce the turnaround time on rebuilt spindles by weeks.
Spindle Rebuild Process
• Disassembly and inspection of spindles
• Inspect shaft-bearing journal diameters for sizing and concentricity
• Inspect housing-bearing bores for sizing and concentricity
• Re-manufacturing spindle parts as necessary and align tolerances to original specifications
• Inspect motor parts and repair
• Each spindle receives a run-off test and carries a new spindle warranty upon leaving the Gilman Precision Spindle Service Center
- Weight: 1,050 lbs.
Bearings: 110mm ball bearings - front 85mm cylindrical roller bearings - rear
Max. Speed: 4,000 RPM
Operating Speed: 3,000 RPM
Max, Forces: Axial load: 2,300N Radial load: 9,000N
Running Accuracy: Axial and radial runout < 5µm
Balancing Quality: G 2.5
Power (100% operation: PS1=28 kW between n=900 and 4,000 RPM
Torque (100% operation): Mnom S1 = 340 Nm at n=900 RPM
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