It was clear that one of our heavy duty machining centres was getting ready for a spindle service. At the opportune time this whopper of a spindle cartridge was removed and sent for re-manufacture.
With new bearings and a few other new bits and pieces the spindle cartridge was returned in “as new” condition. It was then drawn back into the housing and alignments were checked. With a steady run in period, maximum revs were eventually reached which was like music to our ears, I don’t think it has ever sounded so good!
With its four stage gearing system and through spindle coolant this spindle arrangement is worth its weight in gold. The fifty taper machine delivers the rigidity required for heavy cutting while maintaining the accuracy and finesse required for fine finishing.
This great machine with a two metre bed is back in production.