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Advantages of Hydrostatic over Rolling Elements


rolling elements hydrostatic 1. Absorption of vibration
F
- improved surface finish
v Fr F - longer tool life
v - higher cutting efficiency

2. No wear

- machine properties independent of running time


- higher availability of machines
- less maintenance cost
- longer machine life and less annual machine cost

3. Higher precision of guide ways and less runout error

- higher workpiece precision

4. The friction of guide ways is very small and


proportional to the speed. No backlash, no stick-slip
effect

- highest positioning and path accuracy of guide ways


and hydrostatic threaded spindle

5. No force- or torque shocks through recirculating balls


frictionforce Fr

in guide ways or threaded spindle

a - improved surface finish and workpiece precision

b
6. Less sensible to contamination, because oil washes the
dirt off the thread and ways thus leading to reduced wear
c d of paths
e

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0 speed v
d c
- higher operating safety
- machine properties independent of running time
b - higher availability of machines
- less maintenance cost
a - longer machine life and less annual machine cost

7. Less installation room necessary

- area of housing, raceway, rolling elements becomes available


friction diagram of different guiding - adjoining parts can be designed larger
systems in relation to the speed

a: slide way with metal paths,


8. Hydrostatic compensates inaccuracies of guide paths
b: slide way with one plastic path
- runout of hydrostatic bearings and linearity of hydrostatic
c: pitch body systems
ways are better than of the guide surface.
d: hydrostatic way
e: backlash