Whitney Ball Screw Field Service

Ballscrew Guys provide low cost, fast-response, on-site ball screw repair and refurbishment services for your Whitney Press Brakes and Plasma Punches.

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(877) 768-4064

Lowest cost

Our refurbishment services are cheaper than buying new from the manufacturer and cheaper than regrind facilities with less down time and quicker time to service.

Least effort

We come to you to perform all services, typically within two weeks. We can get you up and running within one production shift per machine for typical repairs.

Reliable service

We have serviced and installed hundreds of ball screws at manufacturer's facilities to correct linear motion issues and understand each machine has its own set of challenges.

Services

We are specialists in on-site repair and refurbishment of Whitney Press Brake and Plasma Punch linear motion systems including ball screw assemblies and linear way guides. During a consultation over the phone we will troubleshoot your issue and follow up with a service request with travel and work estimates. Multiple machines may be discounted as well as travel shared with neighboring facilities if scheduled down time is flexible. We can come out and inspect your equipment within 3 business days in emergency situations.

Basic Services Include:

  • Ball Screw Repair and Refurbishment
  • Ball Screw Installation and Removal
  • Ball Screw End Bearing Replacement
  • Linear Way Guide Rail Installation
  • Linear Way Guide Block Repair and Refurbishment
  • Clean, Flush, and Lube Service
  • Free Inspections

Ball Screw Guys have extensive experience field service refurbishing the X-Axis, Y-Axis, and V-Axis ball screws on the Whitney and Piranha series of Plasma/Punch machines. In most cases, the three essential ball screws can be returned to like new performance in one production shift.

We can perform inspections and service of linear motion systems in a variety of configurations including any of the following:

Whitney

Type Series Models
Plasma Punches VARIOUS 180-13P 3400 3400 Heavy 3400 HXT 3400 XP 3700 SST 4400 MAX 4400 MAX-10 657 661

Service Notes

Whitney Overview

The most problematic axis on the Whitney systems is the refurbishment of the X-Axis ball screw which moves the sheet material. This screw is a Japanese type assembly with an external rotation bearing. There are no provisions on this machine to lubricate the ball screw. Meaning that after 3-5+ years of operation, the screw is often worn to the point of destruction. What many Whitney Plasma/Punch owners do not know, is that there ball screws are rebuildable at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new one. Without the lead time waiting for removal, core exchange, shipping, and reinstallation. The rebuilding of the X-Axis in your machine, will typically take Ballscrew Guys 5-6 hours.

The Y-Axis and V-Axis are far for simple to rebuild and repair. But because these are exposed ball screws without protective covers, they are often contaminated quickly. Reducing the service life and accuracy of the ball screw. It is not uncommon that in high output and volume shops, that these screws need to be refurbished annually.

The most problematic axis on the Whitney systems is the refurbishment of the X-Axis Ballscrew which moves the material. This screw is a Japanese type assembly with an external rotation bearing. There are no provisions on this machine to lubricate the ballscrew. Meaning that after 3-5+ years of operation, the screw is often worn to the point of destruction. What many Whitney Plasma/Punch owners do not know, is that there ball screws are rebuildable at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new one. Without the lead time waiting for removal, core exchange, shipping, and reinstallation. The rebuilding of the X-Axis in your machine, will typically take Ballscrewguys 5-6 hours.

Whitney Plasma Punch X-Axis
The most problematic axis on the Whitney systems is the refurbishment of the X-Axis Ballscrew which moves the material. This screw is a Japanese type assembly with an external rotation bearing. There are no provisions on this machine to lubricate the ballscrew. Meaning that after 3-5+ years of operation, the screw is often worn to the point of destruction. What many Whitney Plasma/Punch owners do not know, is that there ball screws are rebuildable at a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new one. Without the lead time waiting for removal, core exchange, shipping, and reinstallation. The rebuilding of the X-Axis in your machine, will typically take Ballscrewguys 5-6 hours.

The Y-Axis and V-Axis are far for simple to rebuild and repair. But because these are exposed ballscrews without protective covers, they are often contaminated quickly. Reducing the service life and accuracy of the ballscrew. It is not uncommon that in high output and volume shops, that these screws need to be refurbished annually.

Y-Axis and V-Axis
The Y-Axis and V-Axis are far for simple to rebuild and repair. But because these are exposed ballscrews without protective covers, they are often contaminated quickly. Reducing the service life and accuracy of the ballscrew. It is not uncommon that in high output and volume shops, that these screws need to be refurbished annually.

It's always nice to have the table removed when we service the V-Axis. Regardless, we are not afraid to crawl "into the hole" to service this ball screw.

V-Axis Refurbished
It's always nice to have the table removed when we service the V-Axis. Regardless, we are not afraid to crawl "into the hole" to service this ball screw.

The X-Axis of the Whitney Plasma Punches do not have any system for auto lubrication. This ball screw is a sealed NSK external rotation bearing type. It gets packed with lubrication upon assembly and is left to run. It is critical that these assemblies are refurbished at least every 2-3 years at a minimum. This will prevent permanent damage to the screw.

Whitney X-Axis
The X-Axis of the Whitney Plasma Punches do not have any system for auto lubrication. This ball screw is a sealed NSK external rotation bearing type. It gets packed with lubrication upon assembly and is left to run. It is critical that these assemblies are refurbished at least every 2-3 years at a minimum. This will prevent permanent damage to the screw.

Rebuilding the ball screw assembly of a Whitney. This is the assembly of the rotation bearing assembly that connects to the belt/pulley drive system.

NSK External Rotation Bearing Ball Screw in Whitney
Rebuilding the ball screw assembly of a Whitney. This is the assembly of the rotation bearing assembly that connects to the belt/pulley drive system.

These need to be cleaned, flushed, and regularly lubricated.

Whitney Table Rexroth Rollers
These need to be cleaned, flushed, and regularly lubricated.

Pulling the entire X-Axis of a Whitney Plasma punch for full refurbishment. Typically we can rebuild this axis of ball screw in the machine. But, because of the lack of lubrication delivery to this axis, we are designing upgraded seals to increase the working longevity of this screw.

Whitney X-Axis Removed and cleaned
Pulling the entire X-Axis of a Whitney Plasma punch for full refurbishment. Typically we can rebuild this axis of ball screw in the machine. But, because of the lack of lubrication delivery to this axis, we are designing upgraded seals to increase the working longevity of this screw.

Whitney 3400 RTC

Whitney Bearings

Whitney Y/V Axis End Nut

Whitney Y/V Axis End Bearing and Housing

Which one is original OEM, which one was made at a local machine shop for 1/3rd the cost?

Whitney Y-Axis Yoke
Which one is original OEM, which one was made at a local machine shop for 1/3rd the cost?

Y/V Axis Whitney NSK Ball Screw

Cleaned up X-Axis Ball Screw Ready for Installation

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Travel Included

Whitney 3400 & 3400xp / Piranha Plasma Punch

Refurbishment of the X-Axis with external rotation bearing, Y-Axis, and V-Axis of the Plasma/Punch Combo machines. Does not include end bearing, damaged lube line, or linear way guide services. Z-Axis +$1200.

(877) 768-4064

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