If you have a lathe in the workshop, you must have understood that the lathe has very little potential for damage. Because from the beginning of its manufacture many components of the lathe were selected and assembled with fairly good quality material, therefore the price of the lathe on the market is arguably quite high. Now even though it has been claimed to be able to last a long time and anti-damage, it does not mean that the lathe you use can still work perfectly. The ball screw is the most often part that is prone to damage due to a lack of proper maintenance. However, to replace the part will cost you a lot so you could try to use the superior ball screw repair to fix the problem.
The thing most often complained about by the owners of the lathe is the declining performance of the engine and this, of course, will cause a decrease in the quality and quantity of your work results due to the electric motor on the lathe not being able to work optimally. Lathe damage is usually caused by several factors such as high temperature, dirt, moisture, excessive vibration and power or supply of unstable electricity. Now from some of the damage factors, you can already see if the engine in the lathe is quite prone to wear and damage. The damage to the lathe itself is classified into 2 types, they are damage to the outside of the motor like electricity input quality, misalignment, weather conditions, load conditions and damage to the inside because of aging or degradation.
But there are usually some other problems that could badly harm the ball screw such as an incorrect selection of lubricants, too late to repair or replace parts that are worn and unscheduled, incorrectly installed and bearing settings and selection of inappropriate coupling parts. That is why it is important to understand the proper maintenance and knowing exactly when to repair or replace the parts.