For the CNC Router machine
, the spindle is a key component of the machine, and any problems with the spindle may seriously affect the progress of the machine to complete the work. Worse, it may cause shop shutdowns. Therefore, it is important to carry out daily inspection and maintenance of the spindle.
Every operator needs to turn on the machine and run it after truly understanding the functions and limitations of the spindle. Only by keeping the spindle in a good working condition can its working efficiency and service life be guaranteed.
Don’t Ignore Vibration
Your machine operators must react quickly at the first sign of abnormal vibrations. This is a tell-tale sign that there is an issue with the overall condition of the spindle, or that there is an alignment issue that needs to be addressed. If your technicians notice this, or if your machine readings indicate that vibration levels are not normal then immediately cease usage of the machine and contact a qualified technician to inspect and repair the fault.
Review Temperature Readings
Checking the cooling system to make sure it’s functional is also important. Whether the spindle is cooled through compressed air, liquid, or fan, it is important to make sure that the cooling mechanisms are running smoothly.
Any increase beyond the normal operating temperature is an indicator that something is wrong. If this is the case, it is essential to stop the machine for inspection and maintenance. Common causes of spindle overheating include coolant component failure, improper lubrication levels, or component grinding. Make sure your operator are familiar with the correct temperature guidelines of spindle and the exact operating conditions they are using it in.
Routinely Check Surface Finish
By routinely checking the finish of machined parts you will glean insights into the overall health of your spindle and CNC machine.
If you notice a degradation in the quality of the products’ finish, chatter, size fluctuations or a decrease in tool life, then this can indicate there is an issue with the spindle that needs to be investigated. Acting quickly will minimize the risk of causing further damage to the spindle.
Finding the right balance when it comes to production speeds can be challenging, but it also has one of the biggest impacts on the lifespan of your spindle. Manufacturers need to consider the benefit that increased production speed has on their outputs, but they should also consider the effect that it has on the overall cost of repairing the CNC machine, and the associated costs of downtime.
Understanding how the spindle functions in the machine and the appropriate machining applications for the spindle can make all the difference when it comes to spindle longevity.
While ACCTEK provides you with high-quality CNC Router machines
, our engineers will also provide you with necessary operation training and technical support. Believe that our engraving equipment can help you make higher-quality workpieces.