Case Study: Gilman Optimizes United States Military Tanks With Specialized Spindle Project

Military Tank Engine made by Gilman Precision in their manufacturing shop

Military vehicles have some of the most demanding automotive specifications in the world due to the extreme weather conditions they need to operate in, from -50º F arctic tundras to scorching 120º F deserts. When the U.S. Army encountered issues with their tank engines’ dynamometer jack shaft failing at high temperatures, they turned to Gilman…

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Specialty Metal Forging Company Improves Machine Turning Accuracy with Custom Reengineered Gilman Spindles

Reengineered spindle and customized blueprints done by Gilman Precision

When spindles and/or slides are not optimized for specific applications, product quality and machine uptime can suffer resulting in inferior products and productivity. This specialty metal forging company was experiencing a loss in machine accuracy and poor surface finish due to the machining demands being put on the spindle and contacted the skilled professionals at…

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Case Study: Automation Manufacturer Addresses Unique Product Need Using Gilman Spindles

Gilman Precision has been putting its expertise in slides and spindles to use for over 70 years, working with leaders in various industries such as healthcare, paper conversion, and food manufacturing to provide them with the machine solutions they need to maximize productivity.  In this case study, Gilman partnered with a nationally known robotics and…

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8 Key Spindle Basics to Optimize Your Machine’s Productivity

Different spindles and components are used for different machines, and choosing the wrong spindle type can impact your machine’s efficiency and effectiveness. As trusted spindle experts for over 70 years, we know the key components and specifications required to fit your custom machining solution. Below are some spindle basics you should consider to help optimize your machine’s performance.

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Gilman’s Full-Service Spindle Repair in 4 Easy Steps

We know that when your machine fails, it creates downtime you can’t afford. From diagnosing the problem and ordering a replacement spindle to the reinstallation process, it can cost you in more ways than one. Thankfully, by partnering with Machine Tool Diagnostics (MTD), Gilman now offers full-service spindle repair services to the Midwest! From initial…

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Advantages of Working Directly with a Spindle Manufacturer

There are many different kinds of spindles, each with nearly unlimited applications. Working directly with a manufacturer like Gilman Precision for spindle purchase and maintenance offers many advantages. 1)  Spindle Manufacturing Expertise  Working directly with a local spindle manufacturer allows you to benefit from the manufacturer’s ability to quickly do a deep dive into your…

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Slide Repairs – When and Why it is Important

It does not matter what type of slide you have; at some point it is going to need to be repaired. You will find different slides can take more wear and tear than others and last longer. For example, dovetail slides and hardened box way slides are similar types of slides but the hardened box…

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Importance of Spindle Repair and Spindle Maintenance

As with everything, over time your spindles are going to start to wear and are going to require repair. Once you start seeing the signs that a spindle may need repair, you should have it serviced. The longer you wait to get your spindles maintained, the more likely you will see higher costs and longer…

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