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Edward Zitney, Jr.

Edward Zitney, Jr., oversees SKF Machine Tool Services, a business unit of SKF USA Inc., www.skfusa.com. He has 29 years of experience in the repair, reconditioning, and upgrading of machine tool spindles and is responsible for SKF’s state-of-the-art Spindle Service Center in Mentor, OH, and the recently opened SKF Solution Factory in Houston, TX. For questions or comments on this column, contact Ed at 800-589-5563 or Edward.Zitney@skf.com.

Articles by Edward Zitney, Jr.

Making the Upgrade

Making an upgrade while a spindle is already down and due for repair makes economic sense and makes the most of an opportunity. But what types of upgrades can be performed and what benefits can be expected? Ed Zitney of SKF Machine Tool Services explains.

Tips to Extend Spindle Life

Ed Zitney, Jr. of SKF Machine Tool Services explores some of the proactive tricks of the trade that can go a long way toward contributing to the health of a spindle.

Tallying True Costs

When a machine spindle goes down, much more is involved than simply the bottom-line review of a repair bill or the purchase price of a new spindle. Additional underlying costs include more than dollars. Ed Zitney of SKF Machine Tool Services examines what you can do to help save time and money when a good spindle fails.

Spindles By (External) Design

Ed Zitney of SKF Machine Tool Services explains why understanding how a particular machine tool spindle design will benefit an application can provide a big assist in helping to realize its ideal operation and performance consistent with the job at hand.

PROPER CARE AND MAINTENANCE

Even though a machine tool spindle is a high-precision machine component, more often than not it is handled carelessly, forced to perform well beyond design limitations, or otherwise abused to the breaking point. Ed Zitney of SKF Machine Tool Services shows how proper care and maintenance can make all the difference in both its operation and longevity in service.

SUCCESS AGAINST THE MESS

Ed Zitney of SKF Machine Tool Services shares universal lessons learned from four success stories of operations that managed to achieve positive outcomes from the machine tool spindle breakdowns they were encountering.

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