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    Roland DWX-50 Making Noise

    Discussion in 'Roland' started by jy147147, Dec 9, 2017.

    1. jy147147

      jy147147 Member Full Member

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      It makes Metal grinding noise while it mills Zirc it is come and go. I am guessing it is spindle but not sure.

      Dose anyone have idea what it might be? worked little over 1000 hours
       
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      Try to run it with an open cover (wrap a rubber band around the door switch) and no disk, you could pinpoint better where the noise is coming from. Check the spindle to see if its heating up or has any unusual vibrations, it should turn freely with almost no resistance felt.
       
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    3. jy147147

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      it does have vibrations. i am guessing i have to replace it . it is pretty easy to replace it right ?
       
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      Take the metal spindle cover off and run it with no disc, see if the vibrations are still there. I've seen several that just had the metal cover vibrate and cause noise, no other issues.
       
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      ive noticed they make less noise when the cables have been removed. try that.
       
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    6. jy147147

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      thanks for the replies, i found out it is coming from spindle itself. spindle need to replace. is there any tips to replacement? i am gonna order part from CAP and get instruction from them
       
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      CAP would be the ppl to talk to!
      btw, how old/how many hours is on your 50? mines still cranking away but good to know what life others are getting from their spindles
       
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      109 Hrs and I believe it will run few more hours without the replacement. I had it for almost 3 years now
       
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      not too bad. i have a few more hours on mine but good to know! let me know how the spindle change goes for you please
       
    10. Alex de Vos

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      dwx 50, 51d, and 52dc spindles should last around 1500-2000 milling hours. I've seen some last a lot less by overheating or excessive dust (without cleaning) in a small room/closet. Others can last way longer if the mill is maintained very well and doesnt have a lot of crashes. I know of a few spindles that lasted almost 4000 hours
       
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      Hi Alex,
      Can you please explain a few signs alerts that will tell you it is about time to change the spindle please?
      Thank you
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    12. Alex de Vos

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      Spindles usually need replacing when the internal bearings break down or lock up
      When the machine is off you should be able to rotate the spindle by hand with no resistance. If there is resistance or is locked up then it will need to be replaced
      most common symptom is going to be generic chipping (where all the normal fixes don't help)
      a common error message when the spindle finally goes is "Spindle experienced excessive current" (the spindle is encountering a lot of resistance from the material because its not spinning fast enough

      unfortunately most of the time spindles won't give a lot of easy to see issue before its already gone
       
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