Blombach Spindle Repair
Blombach Spindle Used for Balancing
At High Speed Technologies, Inc. we repair Blombach Spindles to original factory performance with a full warranty. We have 26 years of experience repairing spindles.
One of our customers operates over a dozen Blombach spindles for a special balancing process. Because the spindles are used for balancing, HST must balance the spindles to an order of magnitude better. No problem HST experts regularly perform precision high speed balancing.
Shortly after acquiring this customer HST noticed a reoccurring failure mode of the collet actuation mechanism. A steel collar translated over a steel shaft; steel on steel with no lubrication. After about a year this mechanism would fail do to galling. We received about 4 or 5 spindles a year with that mode of failure. The customer was aware of the design short coming and was willing to pay HST to repair these failures. However, we saw an opportunity to save our customer money and improve their production.
Bare Steel (left) and Impregnated Bronze Bushing (right)
Our engineers designed a modification to the steel collar the included an impregnated bronze bushing. Although we still receive Blombach spindles to repair, not one of them has been a result of a problem with the collet actuation mechanism. Sure we donâ€™t get as much business as we used to. But making our customerâ€™s problem our problem is part of the service we provide at HST.
So if you have a spindle problem or just a question, why not give us a call. Weâ€™ll answer the phone.