Production Tips and Insights

The Most Common Causes of Spindle Failure

Have you experienced a series of spindle failures, causing you to wonder why? Maybe you’re a Quality Control engineer looking for reasons your cuts are going out of tolerance. Or, perhaps you’re looking for information that would help you design a preventative maintenance program for your CNC machine or robotic material removal system. If any […]

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Spindle Condition Monitoring

Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT)—are these buzzwords? Sort of. You can’t read any woodworking publication and not see this terminology today, especially from machine builders touting that they are IoT ready or Industry 4.0 compliant. So what is Industry 4.0? It refers to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In the interest of time […]

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How To Affordably Repair Arbors for CNC Panel Saws and Sliding Table Saws

There is a good chance that if you build cabinets, doors, store fixtures or are in the architectural millwork arena in any scale, you own and/or operate a CNC panel saw. At the very minimum, you have an industrial sliding table saw. All these machines have a common denominator: arbors. Most machines have a scoring […]

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Aggregates: The Forgotten Tool

An aggregate or angle head is a device that is attached to the spindle drive of a CNC to allow the user to rout or drill at different angles other than where the spindle is orientated. They are almost always used in conjunction with a tool change format like HSK, ISO or BT. The use […]

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The Maintenance Corner

It’s been a while since I have talked about maintenance and care of some of your most expensive machine components.  I have covered router spindles and aggregates in previous columns.   So…based on what I see coming through the door lately, I think we should address a few new topics.   Moulder Spindles I don’t know […]

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