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KOMO Routers: Regular Inspections Maintain Performance

Why you need regular ball screw service for your KOMO routers: We often get calls from companies when their CNC equipment, including KOMO routers like the one below, start to make noise or worse, seize up. Many operators don’t understand that the grit the router ball screws are exposed to can […]

ball screw lubrication issues on cnc laser

Ball Screw Lubrication for CNC Lasers: Why Regular PM is Important

Avoid the pitfalls of poor ball screw lubrication. Simply put, ball screw lubrication issues can cause major problems for CNC lasers. Broken lines can lead to a dry ball screw assembly, increasing the risk of wear and damage to the screw. Worn ball screws can lead to cut accuracy problems, impacting your ability to produce […]

Mitsubishi LZP laser ball screw grease matters

Mitsubishi LZP Laser Ball Screw Grease Matters

Proper greasing of your Mitsubishi LZP laser ball screw can save you time and money! A recent Mitsubishi LZP laser ball screw PM call serves as another case for proper greasing and inspection. We’ve written a few photo captions and posts about why checking your lube lines and greasing your linear motion system properly […]

Cincinnati laser ball screw repair

Laser CNC Machines and the Jiggly-Squigglies

Worn Ball Screws and Laser CNC Machine Cut Issues Look at the test cuts to the left. Does anything look familiar? Do you see similar issues from your laser CNC machine? The far left image shows what we refer to as the “jiggly-squigglies” – wavy lines, corners and edges that prevent you from […]


Ball Screw Preventive Maintenance to Avoid Failure

CNC Ball Screw Preventive Maintenance: An Imperative to Avoid Machine Failure What comes to mind when you hear the term “ball screw preventive maintenance” for your CNC equipment? Does it make you cringe because you fear the down time of taking your machine out of production? Do you wonder how […]