BorgWarner Spindle Analysis Reveals GTI Predictive Software Saves Tens of Thousands of Dollars in Repair Costs
Running spindles to failure is associated with a range of problems including machine downtime and repair costs. These problems can be mitigated with a practical application of vibration monitoring strategies and a proper reliability maintenance program. By trending machine performance data to catch problems early and conducting high-quality rebuilds instead of full-unit replacements, manufacturers can save as much as $27,000. This represents an average cost savings of 71% on the spindle repair cost, plus the savings in machine downtime, production losses, unscheduled personnel costs, and material expenses.