Spindle Warm Up Program?

Is anyone running a warm up program for their spindle? In a production/industrial setting, I always have used one so curious if anyone is doing so for their 1F spindle upgrades.

@PwnCNC any thoughts on this? I’m using your kit and digging it.

Hey Jace,

in my spindle’s manual (a 6,000–24,000 rpm 2.2 kW water-cooled spindle), it says:

10.2 Spindle run-in

A cold spindle must always be run in thoroughly before it is put into operation in order to gently bring the bearings up to operating temperature. The stated run-in times are to be doubled if the spindle has not been used for more than a week, is brand new or the bearing has been changed.

When running in, the speed should be set to the minimum (6000 rpm) and maintained for at least 1 minute. The speed can then be increased in steps of 6000 rpm and must be maintained for a further minute each time. The speed is gradually increased until the desired operating speed is reached.

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Super helpful! Thanks!!
I’ll write a program for that.

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