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    Default Haas spindle motor bearing replacement

    I have a mill here that has a bearing out in the upper end of the spindle motor just below the encoder.

    Problem is I've thrown the hfo out of here and swore to never buy another Haas again.

    I can pull the encoder off but with the NGC control I'd need the control key to adjust the factory 4.0xx parameter for the spindle orientation parameter.

    Have any of you ran into this issue? What would you do that doesn't involve dealing with the hfo? My only other option is to sell the machine or ship it to my other facility and have the hfo there fix it and ship it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by as9100d View Post
    I have a mill here that has a bearing out in the upper end of the spindle motor just below the encoder.

    Problem is I've thrown the hfo out of here and swore to never buy another Haas again.

    I can pull the encoder off but with the NGC control I'd need the control key to adjust the factory 4.0xx parameter for the spindle orientation parameter.

    Have any of you ran into this issue? What would you do that doesn't involve dealing with the hfo? My only other option is to sell the machine or ship it to my other facility and have the hfo there fix it and ship it back.

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    Hahahahahaha. I know the feeling all too well. When the logistics of rigging an otherwise immovable object and shipping it across the country and back seem less burdensome than a pride hit and dealing with smug hacks that know they are the only game in town.
    I would probably just have to play hit and miss mechanically until the damn thing lined up. Else sell the copper wires and push it into a lake.

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    it's a algorithm. so it factors in SN, clock time , and a few other variables. unfortunately is a close guarded secret how its calculated.

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    if it were me , I'd mark the shaft and encoder pulleys as fine and as close as possible. then remove the gear on the motor end, and replace the bearing. and put everything back together as marked.

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    not trying to start anything but wouldn't this be covered under the right to repair laws,,, sounds like the same thing John Deer had going on ,,,

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    You would sure think that would be the case but haas doesnt give a damn

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    Quote Originally Posted by as9100d View Post
    I have a mill here that has a bearing out in the upper end of the spindle motor just below the encoder.

    Problem is I've thrown the hfo out of here and swore to never buy another Haas again.

    I can pull the encoder off but with the NGC control I'd need the control key to adjust the factory 4.0xx parameter for the spindle orientation parameter.

    Have any of you ran into this issue? What would you do that doesn't involve dealing with the hfo? My only other option is to sell the machine or ship it to my other facility and have the hfo there fix it and ship it back.

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    Call tech support in Ca main haas factory, they should give it to you know problem.
    I call them when I have issues, because my questions are answered quickly(like in a 10-20 min phone call) and they will email me an info pertaining to the fix when I am on the phone. They have always been helpful and never told me I need to call the HFO. I been doing it for 11 years
    Mines not a NG control its the one before that.

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    as last I heard on the next gen control. a haas tech uses a algorithm to unlock the parameters. the parameter for orientation changes once a encoder is removed. if you mark everything carefully it can be removed, and returned to original location.

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    Well I got the bearing out today. Some asshole that installed it, damaged the seal when installing it. I'll post a photo in a bit

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    How someone can do this damage installing a bearing in a new product is beyond me.


    Shame on Haas....and further solidifies my decision to stop buying new Haas machines.

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    Spindle motor? Maybe a baldor or Lincoln thing.

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    It's a cheap Chinese motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by as9100d View Post
    It's a cheap Chinese motor.

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    In that case we can rule out inferior components and workmanship. Hmmm


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