Setco manufactures 7 sizes of precision hardened way slides.
Hardened Way Slides
A Setco hardened way slide is a critical component in machine tools that contributes to their accuracy, stability, and longevity. Setco designs these slides to provide a durable and wear-resistant surface for the linear motion of machine components such as the carriage or table. Here are some key attributes of a hardened way slide:
- Hardness: Hardened way slides are manufactured using materials with high hardness, typically through heat treatment processes. This hardness ensures resistance to wear, minimizing the friction and abrasion that can occur during repeated sliding movements.
- Surface Finish: The surface of our hardened way slides is carefully finished to achieve a smooth and precise contact area. A smooth surface finish reduces friction, preventing stick-slip motion and ensuring consistent and accurate positioning of machine components.
- Wear Resistance: Hardened way slides are specifically engineered to withstand the wear and tear associated with continuous sliding motion. The hardened material, combined with appropriate lubrication, reduces the risk of surface damage, maintaining the slide’s dimensional integrity over time.
- Load-bearing Capacity: Hardened way slides are designed to support heavy loads encountered in machining operations. The hardened material and robust construction of these slides enable them to handle substantial forces without excessive deflection or deformation.
- Rigidity: Rigidity is a crucial attribute of hardened way slides as it contributes to the stability and precision of the machine tool. A rigid slide minimizes vibrations, ensuring accurate and repeatable machining results.
- Longevity: Due to their hardened and wear-resistant nature, hardened way slides offer extended service life. This longevity translates into reduced maintenance requirements and increased productivity.