At High Speed Technologies, Inc. we repair Mori Seiki Spindles to original factory performance with a full warranty. We have 26 years of experience repairing spindles.
Known for manufacturing high end / high speed machining centers, Mori Seiki has delivered over 180,000 machines worldwide since their founding in 1948. With their main office located in Nagoya City Japan they provide first class CNC equipment worldwide. At HST we provide first class repairs on Mori Seiki spindles. Our work on Mori Seiki spindles ranges from basic rebuilds to major repair of fractured shafts. Mori spindles are rather nuanced. With our years of experience we are familiar with all of their little tricks.
Most Mories are oil injection or oil mist and run very fast. Mori spindles that are oil mist deliver lubrication to the bearings through small orifices in the spacers. Oil injection spindles deliver the lubrication through individual jets. At HST we take extraordinary care cleaning and refitting the oil lubrication jets. Each jet has a specific orifice diameter designed to meter the correct amount of oil to the bearing. The jets are a designed to an exact length that aligns the orifice at the optimum spot on the bearings. It is imperative that each jet is installed in the proper place.
|Removing an oil jet from a Mori Seiki
MH-63 spindle. The jets must be
removed before break down.
|Oil jets have different lengths so
they must be installed in the
|On some Mori Seiki Spindles,
slots in the inner housing line
up with holes in the outer
spacer to provide oil mist
|Small orifices direct
lubricant to bearings
Oil lubricated spindles are a little less susceptible to outside contamination. However, it is critical to use high quality super clean lubricants. Old lube lines may in time be a source of contamination. At HST we provide new lube lines with every repair and we replace fittings as need be.
|Old lubrication lines may be a
source of contamination.
|This Mori Seiki MH-63 has new
color coded lube lines: Standar
procedure at HST.
|Even oil lubricated
spindles are subject to
contamination and sludge
build up as seen in the
bearing stack from a
Mori Seiki NH-6300
|Sludge and contamination build up
|Dye penetrant reveals multiple hairline cracks on this Big Plus Taper.||Cracks are micro welded||Taper is ground to Big Plus specs.
This NH-4000 Spindle is still in operation.
Our customer crashed this NH-4000 Mori Seiki hard enough to crack the shaft. The dye penetrant reveals several hair line cracks. A new shaft was not only very expensive; it was a very long lead item. With a critical production schedule our customer had a problem. At HST we make the customer’s problem our problem. We micro welded the cracks and re-ground the taper to the original Big Plus specification. This type of repair is not as strong as a new shaft. However, it is strong enough for most work and the spindle was back up and cranking out parts in less than 1/5 of the time to get a new shaft. When time and budget permit HST has fabricated completely new shafts for a variety of spindle makes.
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This Mori Seiki MH-63 (below) was crashed hard enough to wipeout one of the drive dogs. After a comprehensive examination and dye penetration testing it was determined that all other aspects of the shaft were within serviceable limits. Our customer requested that we retrofit the shaft with removable drive dogs.
The hardening on these shafts is very deep (and very hard). The shaft was salvaged and our customer is happy.
|A Mori Seiki MH-63 spindle shaft modified to accept
removable drive dogs
|The MH-63 retrofitted spindle shaft in our
run-up station with a tool holder.
Some Mories use small poppet valves (below) on the spindle face to control tool coolant. These need to be carefully examined and cleaned and sometimes replaced.
|Good poppet||Bad poppet|
At High Speed Technologies we know ins and outs of Mori Seiki spindle repair.
Some of the Morie spindles are not cartridge type like this NH-6300 (right). This limits the maximum speed that we can run up to on our test stands. It also requires that a skilled technician installs the spindle. Although we will provide a new rear roller bearing properly fitted on the shaft, the on-site technician will be responsible for proper installation into the machine.
Mori Seiki enjoys a reputation as a high end CNC machine manufacturer. HST enjoys a reputation for repairing the spindles that go into those fine machines.