Lube it right
Lubrication of the Chuck
- Most chucks fail to perform due to lack of lubrication resulting in faster chuck base jaw wear out and loss of gripping force. This may result in accidents and even inaccuracy of components.
- Normally, chuck greasing is recommended for every shift of operation considering normal cycle time of components being produced.
- Normal phenomenon of grease not flowing freely and improper movement of base jaw calls for disassembly of chuck
- What to inspect in chuck - Wear, damage, contamination of the moving parts.
OKS 265 - The right lubricant chuck jaw paste that increase the life of the chuck OKS 265.
It ensures a constant gripping and clamping force while extending lubrication interval and preventing clogging and corrosion.
1 FREQUENCY OF LUBRICATION
Operation of 500 to 1000 cycles and time of operation of 8 to 16 hours whichever is earlier.
2 HOW AND WHERE TO LUBRICATE:
First dismantle at 5000 to 8000 cycles of Operation subsequent dismantling of 20000 to 25000 cycles.
In case of cast iron machining suggested frequency of chuck disassembly to be once in a month.
3 DISMOUNTING FREQUENCY
Grease gun filled with grease to lubricate through grease nipples which are provided on the Chuck periphery with easy flow of grease into the defined path of jaws.
4 WHAT TO DO FOR PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Disassemble, clean, check for proper flow of grease on all the base jaws, apply grease at all the moving surfaces and assemble as per the instruction manual.