Mori Seiki Spindle Repair

 

             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
  proper location.

 

 

  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
  on spacer

 

 

 

 

 

Dye penetrant reveals multiple hairline

 

 

cracks on this Big Plus 

 

 

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.

 

             Crashes are the fastest way to end a spindles life as well as inflict other machine damage. Click on our Free Software tab to find out more

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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

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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.