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The Importance of Proper Drawbar Pull Force

Here at High Speed Technologies we know proper drawbar pull force is essential for maintaining rigid tool capture. And rigid tool capture is essential for precise high-speed machining and good surface finish quality.  Inadequate drawbar tension allows slight movement of the tool holder within the interface surface. This can damage the taper and add as [...]

2017-08-09T18:01:51+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Drawbar|

How to Replace CNC Spindle Bearing Part 2

PART 2 of How to replace damaged bearings on a precision CNC spindle Angular Contact Bearing Installation and Lubrication This is the Second in a five part series of tips and suggestions for replacing bearing in a precision CNC spindle.  This series is specifically for the DIY person with limited resources. It is not a comprehensive description [...]

2017-08-09T17:51:38+00:00 June 13th, 2016|How to Replace CNC Spindle Bearings|

How to Replace CNC Spindle Bearings Part 3

PART 3 of How to replace damaged bearings on a precision CNC spindle Installing Angular Contact Bearing and Preload This is the third in a five part series of tips and suggestions for replacing bearing in a precision CNC spindle.  This series is specifically for the DIY person with limited resources. It is not a comprehensive description [...]

2017-08-09T17:52:19+00:00 June 20th, 2016|How to Replace CNC Spindle Bearings|

How to Replace CNC Spindle Bearing Part 4

PART 4 of How to replace damaged bearings on a precision CNC spindle This is the fourth in a five part series of tips and suggestions for replacing bearing in a precision CNC spindle.  This series is specifically for the DIY person with limited resources. It is not a comprehensive description of how a fully equipped shop [...]

2017-08-09T17:54:02+00:00 May 18th, 2016|How to Replace CNC Spindle Bearings|

How to Replace CNC Spindle Bearing Part 5

PART 5 of How to replace damaged bearings on a precision CNC spindle This is the fifth in a five part series of tips and suggestions for replacing bearing in a precision CNC spindle.  This series is specifically for the DIY person with limited resources. It is not a comprehensive description of how a fully equipped shop [...]

2017-08-09T17:54:23+00:00 May 18th, 2016|How to Replace CNC Spindle Bearings|

Can HST Repair My Spindle?

It is almost a certainty that we can repair your spindle to like new condition. HST has over 100,000 spindle repairs in our data base and over 30 years of experience. The chances are very good that we’ve repaired a spindle similar to yours. Our technicians understand the theory behind spindle design. They are fully [...]

2017-08-09T17:54:43+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Spindle Repair Questions|

Does HST Have an Emergency Spindle Repair Service?

If you have a production critical machine down, HST can offer our emergency spindle repair service or what we call Quick Turnaround (QTA) service. Your spindle will move to the front of the line. Evaluation and quoting are completed within 24 hours. A normal comprehensive repair is usually 2-3 business days ARO. If the spindle [...]

2017-08-09T17:55:05+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Spindle Repair Questions|

What is GPG and Why is it Important?

GPG is the abbreviation for Grind – Plate – Grind. This is our process for surface restoration and it is used to restore out of tolerance critical surfaces like bearing journals to original specification.  This process is also used for restoring tool interface surfaces like CAT or HSK tapers. Our experience shows that about 35% [...]

2017-08-09T17:55:24+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Spindle Repair Questions|

What is a “Kiss Grind”?

A kiss grind, also sometimes referred to as a “breeze grind” is a light surface grind that will remove minor surface damage. It is typically used on tool interface surfaces such as CAT or BT tapers. Because it is a grinding process it can only remove high spots. Often taper surfaces have high spots as [...]

2017-08-09T17:55:40+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Spindle Repair Questions|