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Lubrication of Linear Guide

The {{{Device}}} carriage is supported by an integrated recirculating ball bearing linear guide which requires lubrication in order to achieve the longest possible lifetime. At the rated load of the device, it is recommended to re- lubricate at a 500 km service interval. We recommend using a 1 mm wide by 25 mm long strip of a NLGI Grade 2, lithium soap based grease on each rail surface. The grease is available in Zaber's SG133 relubrication kit. Before applying grease, wipe all the exposed rail surfaces clean with a lint free wipe. After applying the grease, cycle the stage through its travel several times and wipe off any excess grease from the rails. All guides come pre-lubricated and are ready to go out of the box.

This grease is only intended for lubricating ball bearing guide, and is not suitable for use on the lead screw or any other locations on the stage.