Lubrication for Hobby CNC Machine


Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Lubrication for Hobby CNC Machine

  1. #1
    Member Project_Hopeless's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Sterling Heights Michigan
    Posts
    69
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Question Lubrication for Hobby CNC Machine

    I have a DIY CNC router sporting 1605 ball screws, SBR16 round linear rails, and HGR15 profile rails. I would like to use a single grease for all of these if possible.

    This is not a high speed machine and not in continuous use.

    So after some research I'm looking at Mobilith SHC 220 grease. Is this a good choice? Should I go perhaps lower viscosity SHC 100? Or some other product?

    Similar Threads:


  2. #2
    Community Moderator ger21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Shelby Township
    Posts
    34821
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Lubrication for Hobby CNC Machine

    Mobilux EP1 is cheap, and readily available. It's listed in the Hiwin Lubrication manual.

    Gerry

    UCCNC 2017 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2017.html

    Mach3 2010 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

    JointCAM - CNC Dovetails & Box Joints
    http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

    (Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)


  3. #3
    Member Project_Hopeless's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Sterling Heights Michigan
    Posts
    69
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Lubrication for Hobby CNC Machine

    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    Mobilux EP1 is cheap, and readily available. It's listed in the Hiwin Lubrication manual.
    Ah perfect.

    https://www.hiwin.com/pdf/lubricating_instructions.pdf

    For some reason some of my research steered me away from EP greases.

    Got to trust the manufacturer in this case.

    Thx!



  4. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    159
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Lubrication for Hobby CNC Machine

    I have always understood that EP or hypoid oils should never be used in gearboxes that used bronze or brass components because the additives can react badly with these metals, I assume this is true of greases as well. Dave



Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


About CNCzone.com

    We are the largest and most active discussion forum for manufacturing industry. The site is 100% free to join and use, so join today!

Follow us on


Our Brands

Lubrication for Hobby CNC Machine

Lubrication for Hobby CNC Machine

Lubrication for Hobby CNC Machine