How to choose ball screw lubricant

We provide some general guidelines on how to choose ball screw lubricant:

1. Consider the application: The lubricant you choose should be suitable for the specific application of ball screw. Factors such as ball screw working temperature, load, speed, and environment can affect the performance of the lubricant.

2. Compatibility: The lubricant should be compatible with the ball screw material, seals, and other components.

3. Viscosity: The viscosity of the lubricant should be appropriate for the ball screws application. Higher viscosity can provide better lubrication, but it can also increase friction and heat generation.

4. Additives: Some lubricants contain additives to enhance ball screw performance, such as anti-wear agents, corrosion inhibitors, and extreme pressure additives.

5. Maintenance: The lubricant should be easy to apply and maintain. Some lubricants require frequent reapplication, while others can last for a longer time.

6. Manufacturer recommendations: It's always a good idea to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for lubrication. We can provide specific guidance on the type and amount of lubricant to use.