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INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES FOR MACHINE TOOL SLIDEWAYS

Objective



The slideways, on which the saddles and work-plates move, count towards the most important elements of a machine tool. They lie in the direction of the force and as such have a great effect on the precision and performance. Hydrodynamic slideways are the most frequently used type of slideway in machine tools. The primary reason for this lies in the comparatively low manufacturing costs and good stiffness and damping characteristics. Lately nevertheless, due to frequent functional faults, their use is being critisized more often. The reasons for this are clamping problems or stick-slip effects as well as greasy deposits, bacteria and fugi formed due to the incompatibility of the lubricant and cooling lubricant.

The aim of the project is to solve the current problems and improve the functionality and reliability of the machine by optimizing the concept and design of the tribological system "slideway". Therefore, the project will consider all the relevant influencing parameters. Not only will existing techniques be improved, but the development state of the slideways will be increased by uing innovative methods. These are new materials, new lubricant and new lubricating strategies.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)
Address
Steinbachstraße 53B
52074 Aachen
Germany

Participants (20)

ALCERA GAMBIN
France
Address

74250 Viuz En Sallaz
CHEVRON CHEMICAL SA
France
Address
8 Route Du Pont
76080 Le Havre
CONDAT SA
France
Address
Avenue Frederic Mistral
38670 Chasse Sur Rhone
Centre Technique des Industries Mécaniques (CETIM)
France
Address
10 Rue Barrouin
42029 Saint-étienne
DIAMANT METALLPLASTIC GMBH
Germany
Address
Hontzlarstraße 12
41238 Mönchengladbach
ELF FRANCE
France
Address
Chemin Du Canal
69360 Saint-symphorien-d Ozon
EMCO MAIER GmbH
Austria
Address
(Postfach 131)
5400 Hallein
Ethyl Petroleum Additive Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Eurotech Centre London Road
RG12 2UW Bracknell
Euron SpA
Italy
Address
Via Maritano 26
20097 San Donato Milanese
GEBRUDER HOMBERG GMBH
Germany
Address
Hastener Strabe 22-26
5630 Remscheid
GLACIER GMBH DEVA WERKE
Germany
Address
Schulstraße 20
35260 Stadtallendorf
HISPANO QUIMICA SA
Spain
Address
Poligono Indus San Vicente
08755 Castellbisbal-barcel
KUHN REAKTIONSHARZTECHNIK
Germany
Address
Hohes Gestade 11
72622 Nürtingen
LIEBHERR VERZAHNTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Kaufbeurer Straße 141
8960 Kempten
MAHO AG
Germany
Address
Tiroler Strabe 85
8962 Pfronten
MOTU SA
France
Address
Boulevard Felix Faure
93303 Aubervilliers
PEGARD PRODUCTICS SA
Belgium
Address
Avenue Reine Elisabeth 59
5300 Andenne
Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)
Germany
Address
Nizzaallee 32
52072 Aachen
SKC-TECHNIK
Germany
Address
Schlobgrund 15
96472 Rodental
TRAUB AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
Address
Ulmer Straße 49-55
73262 Reichenbach