Lubrication points are located on the runner block or on the drive (spindle, rack, belt).
A continuous supply of linear guide components with fresh lubricant is a basic requirement for maximum service life.
Linear guide lubrication points present a challenge for preventive maintenancedue to the special design and diverse use of linear guides. Lubrication points are often hard to reach and can only be accessed with additional equipment. The consequences are neglected or insufficient lubrication.
- Prevent system downtimes through relubrication
- Ensure workplace safety
Several lubrication points must be lubricated exactly according to manufacturer specifications while systems are running. Different lubrication points require different lubricant amounts. Improper lubrication can cause system failures and reduces productivity and efficiency.
- Recirculating ball- and roller guides: The internal distribution to the 4 raceways on the runner block requires a very specific lubricant speed / amount.
- The drive (spindle or rack) often requires more lubricant than the runner blocks.
Advantages of automatic lubrication
- The lubricant amount can be programmed differently for each one of the 6 outlets according to manufacturer specifications.
- Long exchange intervals significantly reduce maintenance time required for lubrication runs (compared to manual lubrication).
- perma lubrication systems minimize the risk of accidents, as they can be remote mounted at a safe and easy to access place, away from moving machine parts.
- The precise lubricant discharge prevents over-lubrication and contributes to environmental protection.
Special systems for linear guides: perma PRO LINE / PRO C LINE
- Different discharge amounts per outlet: Number of pump strokes per discharge
- Flexibility in the number of active outlets: 1 – 6
- Flexible setting of time between discharges: Pauses between discharges in days (24 h)
Outlet assignment linear guide:
- Outlet 1: Spindle / gear rack (= larger discharge amount)
- Outlet 2: Closed
- Outlet 3: Runner block 1
- Outlet 4: Runner block 2
- Outlet 5: Runner block 3
- Outlet 6: Runner block 4
Linear guides are machine elements that enable the movement of machines or components in linear direction. They are designed as roller guides or sliding guides. Linear guide drives are mainly screw drives, lifting gears, or a combination of both.