Slideway lubrication stick-slip effect
Smooth slideway operation requires special attention to friction. Slideways move in a linear motion and frequently operate under conditions of boundary lubrication, making them more susceptible to stick-slip. Without proper lubrication, loss of precision and even lost machine tool productivity may result.
This technical topic gives you the details you need for successful slideway lubrication, including:
- Friction fundamentals
- The stick-slip effect
- Modern slideway lubricants
- Applicable tests