Tagged: lubrication

Combination Wipers

Proper functioning wipers are an essential element of any ball screw system. Their first job, of course, is to shield the contact surfaces from contamination. But some wipers may also serve as a lubricant reservoir, thereby lengthening service intervals. Fortunately, Steinmeyer offers the industry’s widest choice in wipers:

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“Zero” Maintenance Ball Screws

Hah – got your interest with that title, right?  But is there really such as component as a ball screw that requires zero maintenance?  First we should establish exactly what we mean by “zero” maintenance.  This can be one of two scenarios: either the ball screw has absolutely no lubrication, that is it runs dry; or the ball nut includes enough lubricant and is sufficiently protected such that no further maintenance is required for its lifetime.  BTW for either scenario the answer is pretty much “NO, it’s not possible!”  Continue reading

Lubricating Miniature Ball Screws

A question that often comes up for miniature ball screws – how do I lubricate it if there is no port on the ball nut?  Good question!  If you check our web site there is quite a lot of detailed information on lubricant types and wiper types, including precise amounts to use when re-lubricating:

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