Facility for testing motorised spindles to OEM standards
The Engineering Network Ltd
Posted to News on 22nd Apr 2008, 17:35

Facility for testing motorised spindles to OEM standards

Jena Rotary Technology Ltd (Jena Tec), which is part of the Avingtrans plc Technology Group, has commissioned a new state-of-the-art PC-based Bosch test facility for motorised spindles in its Nottingham facility in May 2006.

Facility for testing motorised spindles to OEM standards

Jena Tec is a leading UK supplier of ball screws and machine tool spindle repair and replacement services to the aftermarket, OEM and factory automation industries and, through this investment, will be able to provide customers with a quality-assured, documented test programme.

Conventionally, machine tool spindles are tested using individual manually operated test equipment that requires operator intervention and is laborious to document, limited in scope and can be subjective in terms of interpretation and operator recording.

However, the new Jena Tec Bosch test rig allows for each spindle to have a unique record and test programme that is automatically programmed through a range of test cycles unmanned. Specific data can be captured and the functionality of the spindle tested, including:

  • Motor current logging
  • Automated run-in procedure
  • Bearing temperature and lubrication
  • Vibration monitoring
  • Encoder performance
  • Tool clamp/unclamp either hydraulic or pneumatic
  • Drawbar switch setting
  • Hydraulic actuation
  • Cooling efficiency
  • Air purge operation

What this means to machine tool customers, be they in the aerospace, automotive, woodworking, oil/gas or precision engineering industries, is that they can be assured of an OEM-standard quality test programme for their repaired spindle. This can subsequently be audited and tracked to their specific test programme providing a higher level of assurance in the work conducted by the spindle repairer.

Jena Tec provides spindle and ball screw repair services for a wide range of machine tool, machinery and special-purpose automation. For more information contact Jena Tec at [email protected].

Kuroda Jena Tec Holdings Ltd

Willow Drive
Sherwood Park
NG15 0DP

+44 (0)1623 726010

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