Lubricating Rotating Nuts

Lubricating Rotating Nuts blog imageRotating nuts have long presented challenges for lubrication.  Not anymore! Steinmeyer is excited to announce the release of our new patented system for lubricating rotating nuts.

It is a tremendously efficient system that uses centrifugal force to splash lubricant back onto the shaft.  The key is a series of small plastic gears that rotate around a larger plastic gear.

The lubrication port and the large gear are held in place by the lubrication line.
This assembly is stationary while the smaller gears rotate with the nut.  Whatever oil is introduced inside the nut is guided naturally towards the shaft.

This approach has the added benefit of reducing the annoying “whistling” sounds produced by high acceleration of ball screws.  The result is a much quieter work environment.

Contact Steinmeyer engineers to learn more about our solution for this long standing problem.

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