Precautions for the use of linear guides

- Dec 03, 2020-

Precautions for the use of linear guides

 There are many types of linear guides. The general classifications include roller linear guides, cylindrical linear guides, and ball linear guides. According to the nature of friction, there are sliding friction guides, rolling friction guides, elastic friction guides, and fluid friction guides. Below, the precautions for using the linear guide are introduced in detail.


    Use attention

    Linear guides are classified as fine parts, so they need to be relatively stable when used. Even if high-function linear guides are used, if they are not used properly, they will not achieve the expected function and simply damage the linear guides. Therefore, the following items should be paid attention to when using linear guides:


    Prevent corrosion

    When picking up the linear guide directly by hand, wash away the sweat from your hands and apply excellent mineral oil before operating. Pay special attention to rust prevention in the dry season and summer.


    Insist on environmental cleaning

    Adhere to the cleaning of the linear guide and its surrounding environment, even if small dust invisible to the naked eye enters the guide, it will add wear, vibration and noise to the guide.


    Device must be careful

    The linear guide should be carefully used when using the device, no strong punching is allowed, direct hitting of the guide with a hammer is not allowed, and pressure transmission through the rolling body is not allowed.


    Appropriate equipment

    Linear guides use suitable and precise devices as much as possible to use special-purpose devices, and try to avoid the use of cloth and short fibers.