Slides that undergo frequent use require repair in time, regardless of the structure or material. Depending on the design, application and environment, some slides last considerably longer than others. Constant exposure to dirt, coolant and machining chips — combined with extensive use — can affect a slide’s ability to produce high-quality parts and meet its expected life span.
Setco can repair or rebuild a machine slide to your custom or OEM specifications. Our nine global locations enable us to provide services to customers worldwide. Our engineers have decades of combined experience working with all slide designs across a broad industry range.
Repairing your slides when needed is like performing preventive maintenance on your equipment. The longer you wait to fix the part, the worse the issue typically becomes. Planning and scheduling your repairs in advance enables you to minimize your production downtime, avoiding unwanted delays and shutdowns.
The following are two common signs indicating that your slides require repair:
Keeping your slide lubricated is critical to producing precision parts and ensuring a long service life.
Setco has repaired, rebuilt and manufactured slides and spindles for decades. Our knowledge and vast experience allow us to repair nearly any slide design. Industry professionals recognize us as a worldwide leader in the slide and spindle specialization.
Our goal is to establish long-term partnerships with all our clients by delivering the market’s most accurate, durable and highest-performing products. Our team can walk you through each repair phase, explaining the process required to return your slide to peak operating condition. In addition, we can help evaluate your application to determine whether any other custom slide solutions might be more beneficial.
If you’ve been looking for a reliable, high-quality service provider to handle all your machine slide needs, Setco is a perfect choice. In addition to our repair and rebuild services, we offer a comprehensive line of new dovetail, hardened way and linear bearing slides in manual and motorized designs. Connect with us online today to learn more.