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Linear Guide Protection Tips
In the course of linear guides often easy to inhalation of dust, inhalation of dust accumulated in the guide rail's fixing screws and the guide rail surface, so that the service life of the rolling linear guide is sharply decreased. So in some places often require some special protections. So how to protect it? KOS finishing the following points for your reference.

1, Use the sealing cover and sealing base plate, in order to prevent dust and debris into the slider inside. In order to improve dust resistance, in the linear motion systems have a high wear resistance of the special synthetic rubber gaskets and wiper ring and other accessories.

2, Use protective cover. The recommended two types of linear guide protective covers (shields): folding shield and Telescoping plate shield. Folding protective cover called "Skin Tiger." Expansion rate is big, good dustproof effect, use very extensive. General use of oil, wet, cold resistant neoprene or artificial leather, plastic made of. For special purposes such as acid, alkali are made of special materials. Telescoping plate shields made of steel plate, the surface oxidation process, composed by a number section, leave some space between the two sections to ensure retractile, compact construction, dust-proof effect is good, but the cost is high.

3, Lubricating linear guide is also a protection, rail lubrication purposes are the following:

a. Make the rail work as close as the liquid friction state so as to reduce the friction resistance, reduce the driving power and improve the efficiency.

b. Reduce guide rail wear, prevent guide rail corrosion. Lubricant flows also play a role in flushing.

c. To avoid the occurrence of creeping phenomenon under low speed overload, and to reduce vibration.

d. Reduce friction heat at high speed, reducing the thermal deformation.

f. Lubricant selection, according to the equipment needs can choose to grease, lubricating oil or special lubricants, regularly grease injection or automatic oil supply line guide rail selection is completed.

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