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Mazak Expands Spindle Rebuild Center

The updated department will improve their delivery of spindles and reduce customer downtime.

Posted: June 10, 2019


With the expansion of their Spindle Rebuild Department, Mazak Corporation (Florence, KY) aims to reset the bar for efficiency and quality in OEM-factory-certified spindle rebuild services. This expanded and newly updated department, which will be located in the South Building on their Kentucky manufacturing campus, will further improve their ability to quickly deliver spindles and reduce customer downtime. The grand opening of this new department will take place during the DISCOVER 2019 event that will be held on November 4-15 at the Kentucky manufacturing campus. As the largest private manufacturing event in North America, DISCOVER 2019 will present attendees with new technology, advanced manufacturing solutions and valuable industry insight to increase their operational efficiency and global competitiveness.

Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Spindle Rebuild Department, which supports every Mazak machine tool spindle in North America – over 2,000 different models covering a wide range of horsepower ratings and speeds. As a cost-effective option for its customers, the expanded department will keep upwards of 1,000 rebuilt spindles in stock and ready for exchange, particularly those found in the most popular machine models. To guarantee that all original spindle specifications are met or exceeded, experienced factory-trained technicians use only genuine replacement parts to rebuild spindles. These experienced technicians perform every stage of the repair and rebuild process, provide complete trackable spindle documentation and conduct stringent testing of every spindle, all within the short turnaround time. The expansion will not only make room for additional technicians, but will also allow the department to boost its rebuild output to 100 spindles per month.

“This department leverages over 30 years of spindle build expertise to offer the industry’s best spindle warranty,” said Matt Whissel, the spindle repair manager for the Spindle Rebuild Department. “We understand our customers don’t have time to wait, and we are committed to doing whatever we can to support them. With our new facility, we have the capacity to return repaired spindles in three to five days and ship remanufactured spindles in less than 24 hours.” To reach that level of efficiency, the new spindle department’s work area has been significantly expanded and the clean, bright and ergonomic workspace will streamline rebuild operational flow, efficiency and speed, as will its closer proximity to the Parts Department in the South Building.

To further streamline its spindle rebuild process, the company has also incorporated new advanced technologies, including spindle balancing units and other process systems intended for accommodating larger spindles.

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