Patent-pending design consists of an oil-saturated polymer that fits snugly over the rail, while a spring housing maintains constant rail contact. As the carriage moves, oil is continuously released between the balls and races, maintaining a constant film.
In addition to eliminating lubrication maintenance, the self-lubricating polymer provides a secondary sealing protection against contamination. The linear guides are also equipped with double-lip seals on each end of the carriage to keep lubrication in and contamination out, eliminating oil-related environmental pollution.
Tom Greenfield, Thomson Industries (P), 2 Channel Dr., Port Washington, NY 11050-2214; (800) 554-8466.
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