Archive for the ‘CNC Service & Repair’ Category

Strippit Punch Press – Tricks of the Trade

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Punching tricks of the trade from Wilson Tool for your V Series Strippit Punch Press with thick style tooling.

Q:   I am having trouble with sheet distortion using a cluster tool on our thick turret punch press. Is there anything that can be done to reduce this distortion?

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A:   Sheet distortion is a problem that can be quite costly in multiple ways. It can cause rejections, multiple operations, or scrap if a corner catches the upper turret and folds up.

There are a number of ways to deal with distortion when using a cluster punch. Distortion can be controlled somewhat by some or all of the following methods:

1. Fine tuning your punching pattern – consider a random punch pattern rather than sequential.

2. Make sure the tooling is sharp.

3. Back bend the sheet between the die and stripper to reduce distortion by 30-80%. Consult your Sales Engineer or the Wilson Tool sales desk for this solution to your sheet distortion problems.

The photograph shows a part that was produced using a cluster tool. The die and stripper were modified to virtually eliminate any sheet distortion.   perfs Strippit Punch Press   Tricks of the Trade

Need Machine Tools Service On Saturday?

Monday, March 28th, 2011

service Need Machine Tools Service On Saturday?

Recently our service personnel scheduled a Saturday service call to replace the z axis bearings on a Okuma cadet.  Caldwell Machinery understands the  need to keep your CNC  machining  centers and turning centers operational.  Sometimes there just isn’t enough time during the week to fit everything in.  We also took a call on Monday telling us that the z axis was working great.

“The customer is why you go to work. If they go away, you do, too.” –David Haverford


Omlat Spindle Repair

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

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We are currently rebuilding a water cooled 24,000 RPM  Omlat spindle from a Multicam CNC router.  After inspection our spindle technician will replace the bearings. The spindle was damaged in route so we are also rewiring a 12 pin electrical connector. When we are done repairing the spindle it will be sent to Thailand.

Do you need a spindle repair or rebuild on an Omlat CNC machine?

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Colombo Spindle Repair – Spindle Rebuild

Friday, December 31st, 2010

We recently received a call from a new customer in the great North West. He had a router with a Colombo spindle problem.  The nose of the spindle had been damaged only leaving three threads on the spindle shaft.

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I felt certain we could repair the spindle at our Los Angeles offices. We discussed the time frames required to ship, rebuild and return the spindle it to his facility.  At that time we offered him a solution to his spindle problem which would cost less and be done locally .

Our goal is to find the best spindle repair solution and to keep your facility in production. Please feel free to give us a call if your in need of a spindle repair. The problem may not be as bad as you think.

FADAL – Spindle Repair & CNC Service

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

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TD Spindle Repair is here to support your manufacturing facility.  If your Fadal spindle is not running properly one of our spindle technicians is available to help. Sometimes we can help service  your spindle over the phone, in Southern California we can come to your shop or you can always ship the spindle to us .

We offer service on most spindle models : 7,500 RPM grease pack, 10,000 RPM grease pack or air/oil or mist lube, 15,000 RPM air/oil or mist pack with ceramic bearings.

TD Spindle Repair’s only  goal is to get your machine running.                              Fadal VMC 4020 CNC Machining R165

Machine Shop Floor Analysis

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Looking to cut your manufacturing costs but don’t want to give up on quality? Want to expand your production but not sure where to start?

Our free Shop Floor Needs Analysis might be the answer.

Here’s how it works:

One of our manufacturing specialists will visit your offices and, at no cost to you, conduct a complete audit of yourmanufactroing needs. We’ll look at all your current needs , talk to you about your future needs and determine the most cost effective solution for you.

Within a few days of our visit, you’ll receive a written report that gives the results of our Shop Floor Needs Analysis. It includes specific recommendations, along with the cost estimates for those recommendations.

There is no cost for this free Shop FloorNeeds Analysis. There is no obligation or sales pressure of any kind. Even if you don’t have any immediate needs, you’ll find this analysis interesting and useful.

To set up your free Shop Floor Needs Analysis, give one of our Manufacturing specialists a call at 888-796-3499 today.

4.9% Financing on the Industry Standard for Machining Centers

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

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Financing for Spindle Repairs

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

TD Spindle Repair is happy to announce a two year finance program. This is a program designed to help during these challenging times. If your repair is going to cost over Five Thousand dollars one of our quipment financing professionals will work with you to see
if we can put together a finance progam that will fit your needs.

TD Spindle Repair will always work to provide you the best service possible.

More Than Just A Spindle Repair Company.

Friday, March 19th, 2010

The other day we were contacted by a long time customer that required a Mori Seiki SH-50 Horizontal 10,000 RPM spindle repair. They were looking for a company that could not only rebuild the spindle but also provide a complete service call, including the removal and reinstallation of the spindle. TD Spindle repair stepped up to the plate with its 15 plus years of CNC machine tools repair experience.

This job was on the challenging side because the machine had crashed and the pallet changer clamps that lock the pallet to the rotary were all snapped in half. It was compounded by the customer’s inability to remove the spindle on their own. Service Manager, William Janes, implemented a plan that would take several hours but would remove the spindle without the use of the rotary table to pull the spindle out. Mel and I personally went out to oversee the project. As usual, William was right with the plan he came up with. William leaned on his many years of machine tool repair experience to remove this four foot monster of a spindle that clearly weighed over 500 pounds.

Now that the spindle has been completely removed, TD Spindle Repair can now begin to repair and rebuild it. TD Spindle repair offers this service to all our customers in Southern California. This makes TD Spindle Repair a unique player in the spindle repair and rebuild business.

Travis Janes

CNC Maintenance Programs – Increase the Life of any CNC Milling Machine

Monday, January 18th, 2010

TD Machine Tools recommends a CNC maintenance contract to keep your CNC milling and turning equipment in top working order.

A comprehensive cnc maintenance program consists of:

1)    Complete chip removal; inside and out.

2)   ATC Inspection:

  • Alignment and orientation verification
  • ATC Motor Brake Adjustment
  • Switch verification
  • Inspection of all ATC wires and Connections

3)   Spindle Inspection:

  • Spindle Alignment at 10 inches
  • TIR at 10 inches
  • Lateral Slope Test
  • Drawbar Retention Test
  • Confirmation of the Spindle Chiller working properly
  • Replace spindle chiller oil (All oils to be supplied by customer.)
  • Spindle Belt Inspection

4)   Lubrication Inspection:

  • Oil reservoir drain /clean (All oils to be supplied by customer.)
  • All fittings checked
  • All oil lines inspected

5)   Verification of proper operation all switches

6)   Level Machine and Sweep spindle

7)   Ballbar Test

When having a CNC machine maintained you can expect to schedule a day of down time.  It is required for a safe and proper machine inspection. All silicon will require 24 hours to dry properly, anyway.

Are you interested in scheduling TD Machine Tools to maintain your CNC equipment?

Our CNC maintenance program comes complete with a detailed report of all required parts and labor to bring your CNC back within factory tolerance.

Contact – TD Machine Tools