Video: Remote Spindle Vibration Analysis Explained
Shops running high-volume jobs are particularly interested in preventing machine downtime. A new remote spindle monitoring technology offers a way to predict spindle issues before they become major problems that adversely affect production. In this video, GTI Spindle’s president, Tom Hoenig, explains some of the ways remote spindle analysis can identify specific machine problems such worn bearings, unbalanced tools and low drawbar force.
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Measuring workpiece dimensions is relatively simple for machine operators but measuring workpiece geometry which involves more complex comparisons of part shape to an ideal shape--is now also practical on the shop floor. The gaging equipment for doing this is coming down in price while becoming easier to use.
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Guidelines used to standardize the measuring process can provide a good basis for making gage decisions.