FISCHER USA News

15 Nov
2021

Spindle Vibrations: Good or Bad?

If you work with spindles, then you know that all spindles have a spectrum of vibration that is considered good. However, there are also vibrations that fall outside of this realm. Spindles that operate with these higher vibrations should be repaired soon to prevent further damage to both the spindle and the machine. Below is a list of reasons that can cause excessive vibration. Imbalance Referring to the unequal distribution of mass in a rotating body that may cause the imbalance, which can lead to negative vibrations. Thermal fluctuation, improper maintenance, and other factors can cause ...
12 Nov
2021

Getting to Know FISCHER USA's Customer Service Team: Paul

Name: Paul Frederickson Job Title: Sales Application Engineer How long have you worked for FISCHER USA? What areas have you worked in? 34 years, will be 35 in March 2022, and I started when it was Precise Corp. Have always been in sales department & application engineering, but customers and our products change to keep it interesting. What's your favorite thing about working for FISCHER USA? I enjoy helping customers solve their service issues with a product or find a solution to achieve a goal (machine or grind a specific part), especially when they get back to you and say thanks. If you ...
21 Oct
2021

Repair vs. Replace

A couple questions that are commonly asked by our customers are “How do I know if I should replace my spindle?” or “How many times can one spindle be repaired?” In almost all cases, repairing the spindle is much quicker, and less expensive. As part of the repair process, we work with our customer to identify areas of concern related to the lifetime of the spindle and the failure mode. We produce a twelve page failure report each and every time as a tool to share with you the details of your failed spindle and discuss together how failures can be eliminated or reduced. Most often the repair of ...
21 Sep
2021

History of FISCHER USA

FISCHER USA has a long, and strong, history in the high-speed spindle industry. To examine the history of FISCHER USA, one must look at two companies, PRECISE (USA) and FISCHER (Switzerland), that later merged. In 1941, Precise Products was founded in Racine, WI with the introduction of the Super 30 high-speed electric hand grinder to provide a more accurate solution to machine small, intricate scale models. Precise Products became The Precise Corporation and relocated to the current location of FISCHER USA in 1956. The Precise Corporation continued its growth in the PRECISE brand of small, ...
12 Aug
2021

Spindle System – Cooling System

When discussing spindles, it is normal to not fully consider the sophisticated design of these products. Many people think of a spindle as a simple motor. While this may be true in some very limited cases, most modern high-speed machining spindles are made up of many high-precision components, complex internal systems, and peripheral support systems, including: High precision bearings and pre-load system High power density motors and drive system Precision-ground shaft Mechanical tool clamping system Hydraulic tool unclamping system and hydraulic supply unit Electronic sensor systems Encoder ...
09 Jul
2021

Spindle System – Encoder

At FISCHER USA, you can have full confidence that we will provide Swiss Quality with around the clock access to our team of over 60 people. We fully test all repaired high-speed spindles to ensure they operate at our facility in the same way that they will operate on your machine. Our team is well versed and knowledgeable about spindles and their many parts: Bearings Motors Shaft Clamping System Unclamping System Sensors Encoder Cooling System Sealing System/Requirements The Encoder's main function is to provide a stable and accurate feedback of the shaft speed and position to the drive ...
08 Jun
2021

Spindle System – Unclamping System

For over 80 years, FISCHER USA has been known for its Swiss quality craftsmanship of spindles by its confident and reliable team. We also provide our spindle repair services that include in-house precision manufacturing, reverse engineering and full inspection capabilities. Our team will fully test your repaired spindle and ensure it operates just as it would when it is on your machine. Our team is well versed in the various parts of spindles: Bearings Motors Shaft Clamping System Unclamping System Sensors Encoder Cooling System Sealing System/Requirements The Unclamping system is yet another ...
11 May
2021

Spindle System – Clamping System

Located in beautiful Racine, Wisconsin, FISCHER USA provides our customers with Swiss quality work and craftsmanship, while providing our North American customers with service & parts availability. Our team also provides around the clock access to help with any issue that may arise. It's a well known fact that spindles are complex mechanisms with a lot of moving parts. If one component isn't working properly, none of the machine will work properly. A spindle consists of 9 systems: Bearings Motors Shaft Clamping System Unclamping System Sensors Encoder Cooling System Sealing System/Requirements ...
22 Apr
2021

Spindle System - Motors

While FISCHER may be a global company, we have a design, production, assembly and service operations facility located in Racine, WI to fully support the North American market. We have a team of 60 highly skilled and focused individuals to provide you with your spindle needs. Spindles are complex mechanisms, with a lot of moving parts. Within a spindle there are 9 primary systems: Bearings Motors Shaft Clamping System Unclamping system Sensors Encoder Cooling System Sealing System To understand motors, there are a few terms one may need to know: Current - flow of electricity, measured in amps ...
12 Mar
2021

Spindle System - Shafts

Many people know the name FISCHER being synonymous with Precision, Speed, Power and Best In Class customer service. What many people do not realize is that we have been in our current location since 1941 with our sole focus on high performance spindles. We continually invest locally in our design, production, assembly and service operations to fully support the North American market. That being said, our team of highly skilled individuals have over 600 years of combined experience working with spindles. Within a spindle there are 9 primary systems: Bearings Motors Shaft Clamping System ...