At High Speed Technologies, we have been repairing spindles for over 26 years. Started by an expert spindle technician and built on a mindset that stresses customer service we have the experience that others wish they had. We’ve come a long way from Ralph’s garage back in 1985. Specialized equipment, class 10,000 clean room, in-house grinding are a few of the things that help us provide OEM quality spindle repair. But as was the case in 1985, a real person will answer the phone when you call*. That customer service mindset hasn’t changed.
Besides our own in-house training, our technicians travel to various OEM facilities for specialized training. They hold certificates in disciplines such as vibration analysis, so they are also experts on the equipment they use to measure and analyze the performance of your spindle.
* 7:30AM to 4:30PM ET (GMT-4)
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Each of our senior technicians has over 15 years experience repairing spindles. They take pride in their work. They really are spindle repair experts. And they work together as a team to solve problems and provide the highest quality repair.
We're just the right size; big enough that we have a modern well equipped shop, and small enough that we know every customer and every customer is very important to us. And besides all of that, we are nice people to work with!
Our assembly area is specifically laid out for spindle repair. Filtered air-conditioned environment, clean-room ceiling tiles and epoxy seal floor are a few of the considerations included in our modern spindle repair facility. At HST your spindle will be treated like the fine precision instrument that it is.
HST repairs all types of spindles. From the very large to the very small our technicians have the training and experience needed. Motorized or non-motorized, air bearing or rolling element we can repair, run-up and test your spindle.
President: Ralph Frisella
In 1983 Mr. Frisella saw the company he worked for losing valuable production time waiting for the OEM to repair spindles. He realized there was a need for faster and more reliable spindle repair service. He also knew that few machine shops could achieve the precision required to repair a spindle. So in 1984 he went about creating a facility specifically set-up to provide OEM quality spindle repairs. This effort would grow to become High Speed Technologies, Inc.
From inception Mr. Frisella built HST on the cornerstones of technical competence and highest quality. His reward was a broad and loyal customer base. HST maintains a diverse spectrum of customers ranging from large American automotive manufacturers to the local shop right down the street. Regardless of customer size Mr. Frisella insists that each spindle is repaired to the highest industrial standards. It is a mindset that permeates HST.
Of course HST has modern balancing equipment, vibration analysis and grinding capabilities to better than 50 millions of an inch. What sets us apart are our senior technicians and machinists, each of whom have over 15 years experience (and thousands of repairs). They know how to make this equipment work for you. Repairing high performance precision spindles requires skill sets honed to match the spindle requirements.
At HST our technicians work together as a team. Senior technicians, "the experts" keep an eye on technicians with less experience and make sure that each spindle repair meets OEM standards. "We have a great team spirit here. The apprentices don't hesitate to ask the senior guys for help and the senior guys don't wait. When they see someone having a problem they go right over and offer helpful suggestions" observes HST General Manager Mr. Claude Valenze. "Everyone pulls together to provide the very best repair possible".
Spindle technology is constantly evolving and improving. To stay viable our technicians must constantly upgrade their skills. We participate with certain high end machining center OEMs with ongoing training. Our technicians train at their facility and the OEMs send their technicians to our facility for refresher courses or updates on new products. Besides spindle OEMs, HST technicians train with component manufacturers such as OTT, Schenck, Vitek, Barden, NSK and various other bearing manufacturers.
By training with major manufacturers our technicians keep up to date with techniques and manufacturers standards. Note what one of our technicians said when returning from OEM training "I learned a lot during my week at Okuma training (Charlotte NC). Those guys do a great job. But I was also impressed by the fact that our guys really do everything that they do down there, and our QA is every bit as tough".