The requirements to be met by lubricants for linear guides and linear drives vary according to the area of application. In machine tools, protection against fine shavings or aggressive cooling liquids plays a central role. For robots, medical engineering or wafer production, the focus is on precision and good adhesion. And in the automotive industry, where linear guides are used on steering and clutch actuators, brake boosters and foot brakes, reliability over the entire life cycle, under tough conditions and with many cycles, is key.
With drive-by-wire technology in car manufacturing and new-mobility applications involving new drive concepts, battery production and charging technologies, the field of applications for linear guides and ball screws is becoming wider. Klüber Lubrication develops and manufactures greases and oils which are precisely customised to match each application and meet the highest requirements. To do this we maintain close working relationships with manufacturers of linear guides, provide them with support on the selection of exactly the right lubricant solutions for their applications and develop products for new types of applications and innovative technologies.
Numerous certifications underscore this ambition. These include, for example, OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and DIN EN ISO 9001 as well as IATF 16949 in the automotive sector. Klüber Lubrication also offers solutions for applications in the food-processing and LSI/pharmaceuticals industry, for example for packaging machines on which H1-certified lubricants are required. All industrial lubricants from Klüber Lubrication are available worldwide.