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Old 05-11-2020, 07:34 PM
justin justin is offline
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Default Grease point locations and other questions

Hi all, itís been a wild ride of a year and havenít gotten to use my Panther anywhere near what Iíd like to until recently. I emailed support to see if there was a diagram that showed all the grease fitting locations, but havenít gotten anything back yet. Iíve got an all steel Panther PT-508... Iím curious if all the fittings are zero fittings or if Iíd still need different needle type nozzles. Also, serious if thereís a schedule for how often each fitting needs to be lubed because Iím sure theyíre not all the same. And finally, what type and brand of grease does everyone suggest?
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Old 05-12-2020, 11:24 AM
The real JP The real JP is offline
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Oh no you didn't!

I bought a decent one hand operation grease gun and some fittings on Amazon. I use the lucas green grease. I doesn't have moly in it.
You can use whatever non moly grease you like.

There are lube points on everything that attaches the machine to the linear rails or screws. If they don't have zerks, you can add them.

Look up your particular bearings and read up on them. Mine weren't Hiwin.

I think frequency of maintenance really depends on use. As long as my machine is smooth and leaves a mark on the rail when it changes direction I consider it greased.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 05-12-2020, 12:03 PM
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Ok... so weíre just winging it here? No seriously, I just didnít want to miss anything, thereís so much stuff and there arenít exactly red arrows at all the grease points *hint hint* I mean that would be handy.
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Old 05-12-2020, 02:51 PM
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Here is the grease recommended and some other good information.
https://www.camheads.org/showthread.php?t=4380

Lots of posts about greasing or lubrication.
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Old 05-13-2020, 07:42 AM
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Thank you!
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Old 05-13-2020, 09:21 AM
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Here is the grease gun tip adapter that's recommended:
https://www.mcmaster.com/2906k92-2906K92

Here is the grease that was recommended:
https://www.mcmaster.com/mobilux-ep-1-grease/

There's one grease fitting for every linear guide block. There are 12 all together. There is also one on the bottom of the Zaxis ballscrew block. On our Panthers (or at least on mine) the top linear guide blocks on the X axis has angled 45 degree zerks and neither the recommended tip adapter or standard tip won't fit in there. You'll have to back out a small allen head bolt on the side of the block and stick the tip adapter in and fill it that way.

I grease mine about every 3 months as I don't use mine 4-6+ hours per day. Probably just 1-2 hours per day 4-5 days per week.
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Old 05-13-2020, 11:36 PM
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Ok... so weíre just winging it here? No seriously, I just didnít want to miss anything, thereís so much stuff and there arenít exactly red arrows at all the grease points *hint hint* I mean that would be handy.
Nope. I used my eyeballs and looked for the linear rail bearings. I had to install my own zerks, mine had tiny allen screws that had to be removed ( very hard to get back in on the ball screw) to grease it.
I looked up the bearings on the mfg site and asked questions here to make sure I wasn't messing something up.
I also did more reading than I ever wanted to on grease....

It would be nice to get a manual from camaster with the maintenance particulars outlined. Every new person basically has to do a bunch of research, you do learn about your machine that way though.
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