Use the Right Way Oil to Protect the Slideway

Use the Right Way Oil to Protect the Slideway

Slideway oils, or way lubricants are used to lubricate slideways and tableway which formed an effective lubricating film instantaneously with emphasis on superior “stick-slip” properties.

There are commonly applies to Linear Guide and Box Way systems. When the heavy tooling of a machine tool slides along its supporting ways, a smooth, uninterrupted motion must be maintained. Without suitable lubrication, loss of precision and machine tool productivity can result.


The Way Lubricants for Box Way and Linear Way 

Most people reference machine manual and machine maker’s advice to purchase suitable way lubricant. However, you have to know the difference between linear guide and box way system before you purchase the way lubricant.

The box way is recognized as “Heavy-Duty” cutting, stability, less vibrations so that the slideway oil must have enough tackiness and lubricity additives to give smooth slideway movement under heavy loads. MORESCO HYDOL WAY 68X is a premium-quality slideway oil specifically designed for box way and linear guide system that meet the requirements for accuracy, aqueous coolant separability, and equipment protection of precision machine tools.

The linear way is made for HSC (High-Speed Cutting), light-duty, higher precision. WILL Slideway Oil VG-68 is suited for the linear guide system which has superior quality and excellent metal surface adhesion that minimize stick-slip and chatter and promote the quality of processed products.


Why You Can't Substitute Hydraulic Oil for Slideway Oil 

Slideway oil has high-pressure additives that make it adhere to surfaces so that avoids chatter marks on the surface of the workpieces, a sufficiently well adhering lubricating film must also be present on the bed track/slideway, even with slow feeds and high surface pressures. On the other side, hydraulic oil is designed for all hydraulic systems which contain effective anti-wear additives and anti-foam additives to release entrained air rapidly. Hydraulic oil and slideway oil are totally different purposes for the machine. If sticking occurs, machining inaccurate, and poor surface finish in the workpiece can result. In order to achieve optimum accuracy, please use the right oils. Not only protect your machine and reduce the damage but also extend the life of the machine at the same time. (Related Article:How to select the right hydraulic oil)

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  • MORESCO HYDOL WAY 68X Slideway Oil - Protect the workpiece and lubricate for all your applications.
    MORESCO HYDOL WAY 68X Slideway Oil

    MORESCO HYDOL WAY 68X is also offer good demulsification stability and coolant separation performance. Furthermore, the slideway oil is suited for box way and linear guide system that minimize stick-slip and chatter and promote the quality of processed products. MORESCO HYDOL WAY 68X is backed with 100% satisfaction. And, all manufacture processing comply with ISO 9001:2015 QMS(Quality Management System) that you can rely on.


  • WILL Way Lubricant VG-68 - VG-68 is used in linear guide systems.
    WILL Way Lubricant VG-68

    WILL way lubricants VG-68 is offer good demulsification stability and coolant separation performance. Furthermore, the slideway oil is suited for box way and linear guide system that minimize stick-slip and chatter and promote the quality of processed products. Because of this, a very good surface finish can be achieved, with less production rejects. WILL way lubricants VG-68 is backed with 100% satisfaction. And, all manufacture processing comply with ISO 9001:2015 QMS(Quality Management System) that you can rely on.



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