Linear guides convey product parts in automatic manufacturing processes, ensuring the parts are correctly oriented, even at high speeds, and offer a wide range of possible applications, for example machine tools, industrial robots, medical diagnostic scanners and wafer production.
The lubrication requirements of the different applications vary considerably. In clean room production lubricants must ensure no-wear operation, precision and good adhesion. In machine tools, there is a risk of very fine shavings or aggressive cooling liquids impairing the lubricant. Oils and greases used for this type of application must provide good adhesion, a tight sealing effect and be resistant to ambient media.