Tipping Hazard! Ensure stage is fastened to a secure surface before mounting load on carriage. An unmounted stage with a load presents a tipping hazard. Ensure loads are mounted securely to the carriage of the stage.
Back-driving Hazard! When mounting stages vertically where they will lift a load, do not exceed the values in the following table. Exceeding this load could backdrive the device, especially during loss of power, and could damage its controller and cause injury.
|Drive Screw Version||Back-driving Force (N)|
We recommend greasing the linear bearings to prolong service life. Many factors affect the lifetime of the grease and bearings including temperature, contamination, and loading configurations but the following chart provides a guideline. Grease with Shell Gadus S2 V220 2 or similar lithium thickened petroleum grease.
Remove dust cover
Insert angled syringe tip into grease hole in bearing end cap. With the power on and using the manual control knob (if equipped), move the stage about 100 mm (4") while squeezing grease in from the syringe. Don't drive the carriage close to the ends of the stage where the risk is greater of squishing the syringe or your fingers. Repeat with the other three end caps.
Reinstall dust cover