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drylin® - Linear plain bearings move on gliding elements unlike the common recirculating ball bearing systems. These glide elements made of high performance polymers can in principle be produced from all iglidur® materials. For this reason, the advantages of the various iglidur® bearing materials are available for the drylin® linear technology. However the iglidur® J is best suited for most linear applications due to its low-wear and low-friction properties. Hence the drylin® linear bearings are equipped with this material. This application overview shows you highly varying application areas for maintenance-free linear guide systems made with the drylin® range.
drylin telescopic rails ensure smooth and maintenance-free movement in furniture
igus bearing technology in an automated blister centre. Automated medicine handling for chemist shops/pharmacies: with over 7,500 systems installed worldwide, Rowa Systems from Becton Dickinson is a clear leader in this market segment.
Numerous rotary and linear bearings from the igus® product range are not the only ones installed in KHS GmbH's labelling machines.
fabmaker relies on proven linear guide components for 3D printers.
This year’s Gold award winner is a system that assists doctors with keyhole cochlea implant surgery to treat inner ear deafness and profound deafness.
This year, Bronze goes to a laser-based 3D printing machine that prints metal parts made of titanium, aluminium, steel or even gold.
Maintenance-free igus® linear technology are used in electric wheelchairs and rehabilitation therapy systems.
Maintenance-free bearings from the igus® construction kit simplify operation of a pit saw for insulation materials.
This 3D printer was constructed with almost no ready-made components.
This device is used for physiotherapy treatment for back problems.
This student project deals with the development of an NC-controlled gantry for use as a multi-function machine tool.
Lubrication-free plastic bearings for ergonomic office chair
Sturdy lead screw linear system for extracting paper ice-cream cones.
Highly compact while traveling, very spacious at the campground, with the help of drylin® lead screw modules.
Lubricant-free, accurate, and very quiet: igus® components in 3D printers.
Clean, durable, and maintenance-free: polymer plain bearings in the food industry.
linear plain bearings for steering systems on bus trailers
This machine enables professional and time-saving mounting and removal of bicycle tyres.
Wear-resistant linear guides ensure 50 percent longer service-life for grinding tool machinery.
Gliding under the most demanding conditions. Stainless steel shafts, flanged and plain bearing for lab presses.
Dry-running linear guides and pillow block bearings lead to high service lives in wooden pallet production
Dry-running linear technology in diaper production systems
Trapezoidal lead screws with matching nuts have been installed at various points in this fully automatic filling plant for medical devices.
In this case, the use of igus® products is not only advantageous from a technical, but also from a financial point of view when compared to competitive products.
A builder of technical brush making machinery known world-wide, uses plain bearings from the igus® product range.
Lubricant and clearance-free lead screw nut system ensures precision glue dispensing on an edge-gluing machine
Plastic plain bearings in fluid technology: completely maintenance-free and lubrication-free.
Only extensive earthbound testing can demonstrate the suitability of components for space applications.
Freedom from lubrication and cleanroom compatibility can be ensured with the maintenance-free steep thread nuts.
A drylin® linear guide has been opted in the production of a table due to its freedom from maintenance.
For the precision machining in laser engraving machines, several maintenance-free plastic components are used at once.
By the use of clearance-free pretensioned nuts in format changing systems in the paper industry, a precise and maintenance-free adjustment of the formats is enabled.
The solid worktop can be moved on glide rails, increasing the working surface of the desk.
Instead of using expensive 3D cameras, two regular cameras can be mounted on this device so that together they can generate a three-dimensional image.
With this 3D camera system „3D RIG“, the focus was on ease of movement and maintenance freedom.
This system can be used to convert any door to be opened automatically at the touch of a button.
This gripper picks up freshly baked goods from a conveyer belt and packs them in baskets.
This machine manages data back-up tapes. The transport movements inside are guided by drylin® N linear guides.
This machine can scan books fully automatically, with no human intervention required.
The closing mechanism of the medical device is supported with a drylin W profile guide at high temperatures and dirt levels.
This gripper takes packaging units from a sealing machine, turn each unit by 90 degrees and arranges them in cartons.
This camera dolly is very quiet and easy to adjust. Thereby it allows many variations of movement.
To achieve the best flying conditions, all components must be lightweight and at the same time as durable as possible.
A low-cost linear plain bearing with a long service life was required, which can compensate alignment faults and is as light as possible.
This machine removes medications from the original packaging and re-packages them in smaller doses.
A compact and maintenance-free drylin T linear guide system is used in this medical body scanner.
This pagepulltester is a high-precision measuring instrument for the bookbinding industry.
The trains belonging to this particular model train fan can be driven automatically from the shelf onto the track.
This equipment is used to train the dorsal muscles. In order to use it comfortably, the base must be adjustable.
Here, sanitary elements in the bathroom unit are installed with igus® products.
The cutting wire is moved along the vertical axis by two drylin® ZLW toothed belt shafts.
The door, which is about 3 metres high and 1.7 metres wide, is supported by a drylin® W linear guide. The good gliding properties allow the door to be moved without any problems.
In this grinding machine for wooden barrels, our lubrication-free linear guides and plain bearings guarantee a long service life.
This smart application creates more stowage space under the bed.
Here a drylin® T linear guide is used in a high-performance screen printing machine.
Gold Award at manus® 2011: Machine for frying Spanish omelettes of Carmelo Lagunas Escudero, Spain
the armrests of this chair are adjustable, to accommodate the needs of the individual user.
Are more guests coming than you expected? That‘s no problem with this dining table, because its width can be adjusted to exactly the width you need.
A drylin® T-linear guide is used for adjustment. This easily copes with the cycle rate of 80 cycles per minute.
Since the tank is filled with salt water, the components used may not be susceptible to corrosion.
At a speed of more than 350 kilometres per hour, these trains will be racing through China as of 2012, connecting Beijing and Shanghai.
drylin® R in a facility for the production of aluminum cartridges.
A stop dog system based on the drylin® W linear guide has been used here for the accurate drilling of glass.
In this testing station, the eddy current crack detection of components for the automotive industry is conducted with the application of drylin® T.
Maintenance-free guide and bearing in seat and footrests on a fitness equipment.
drylin® W for positioning of films in a blister machine.
drylin® N 40 carriage is used in this closed-loop guide system.
drylin® linear guide in EURO-C welding tongs for the automotive industry.
Plastic instead of recirculating ball bearings - drylin® linear guides for machine deburring
Maintenance-free polymer bearings in mobile and stationary saw mills.
drylin® linear guide systems provide for compact and thereby highly flexible handling devices.
drylin® plastic plain bearings in an inspection device for offshore drilling riser
Application of drylin® W for the guidance of a conveyor chain for goods.
drylin® SLW - With reverse spindle in the glass industry for separation of bottles.
drylin® W in adjusting unit for a glass cutting machine.
Application of the drylin® spindle lift table in the encoding machine for the height adjustment while changing the encoding material.
drylin® T linear guides of a pneumatic opener mounted on one side for envelopes.
An engraving machine with igus® products, as final project work after four years of advanced education in automation technology.
The eraser robot of the Hans Böckler-Schule at the Berufskolleg Münster combines technology with cultural history.
Automotive industry: flexible linear sliding system for automatic welding cap changer.
drylin® guide systems in a die head for small size tiles work without problems despite dusty and cramped working conditions.
drylin® SHT spindle lift table for a precise positioning of the tools in X-Y-Z direction.
For tight bend radii at high travel speeds, the GS series from Alzmetall, a machine manufacturer, uses our energy chains.
The drylin N linear plain bearings with high continuity and good sliding and friction properties were installed in the linear actuator LCB from Parker EME.
Stop carriage runs smoothly due to wear-resistant high-performance polymers.
Maintenance-free plastic bearing defy all outer influences and provides for the required service life.
Wind, sand and sun: Plastic plain bearing for solar technology
Precise and durable - Polymer bearings for novel leather splitting machine.
Quick, straight, precise: this is how the requirements in sheet metal machining can be summarized. Sophisticated straightening technology makes all this possible.
Maximum precision in color application, thanks to drylin®.
Less production complexity
Resistant against chemicals and dirt
Efficient with little installation space: linear and pillow block bearings for automatic storage and retrieval units in high-bay warehouses
A drylin W double rail system is installed in this adjustment mechanism for a motorbike footrest, which enables maintenance-free operation even with aggressive media such as salts, dirt and water.
Over 170,000 Euro of benefits were able to be achieved by using polymer plain bearings
The bearings reliably transmit the high radial centering forces with low friction and free of stick-slip and minimize the arm system's friction through their integrated start-up.
This novel insertion head (pick & place) for circuit board machine uses drylin® liners.
Concrete cutting machine in extremely heavy-duty operation since three years free of maintenance.
Due to the low friction in the use of roller bearings, a complex counter force or gripping mechanism is necessary.
Flat-screen TVs are increasingly mounted on walls. But previously pictures or paintings often hung at this place. Art over TV combines both.
The igus® potentials enable a precise guidance and the maximum gripper speed in both directions "X" and "Y".
A novel external load system for helicopters required a low weight, high reliability with simultaneous weather resistance and freedom from maintenance.
In the redesigning of the table guidance, the focus was on a ready-to-install, cost-efficient, durable and lubricant-free bearing and guide.
Rotary indexing table for the manufacture of plastic products: igus® guiding systems and energy chains contribute to the problem solution.
Since the switch to drylin® W, the system runs without any problem and without a stoppage.
Linear actuator with toothed belt drive: All disadvantages were eliminated by the drylin® WQ guide system.
The application of drylin® linear housings and iglidur® G plain bearings enable the centering pin to have a clean and easy drive up.
Besides, there were substantial quality limitations with regard to the large clearance in the ball guide. With the igus® low profile guide system, this problem was ideally solved at a low price.
Plain, spherical and linear bearings made of plastic help to improve mobility and the quality of life
With this industrial robot, a fixed pipe between the 3rd and 6th axis was replaced with a three-dimensional triflex® R energy chain.
drylin® copes with long distances and offers a high cost reduction.
The bearings from igus® were decided because they are maintenance-free and cost-effective and absolutely simple to handle.
Application of a high-value spindle lift table with steep-threaded spindle, linear guide systems and igubal® spherical bearings.
The aim of the concept is to demonstrate to the students how to handle a programmable logic controller (abbreviation: PLC) in an attractive way.
Despite the particularly very high temperatures (up to 180°C during baking out of the gadget), the igus® plain bearings provide for the necessary flexibility and simultaneous precision.
iglidur® polymer bearings / drylin® linear slide bearings in center armrest
For the equipment made for the film "Chrysalis", only high quality materials were used.
As the air in the machinery is very dusty, no lubricants may be used in the production process.
When it comes to designing customer-specific folding box gluing machines, special machine constructor Bernhardt Maschinenbau relies on lubricant and maintenance-free linear plain bearings.
On these horizontal forming, filling and sealing machines, the total freedom from maintenance over the machines' entire life cycle was particularly important for the customer.
Today, lightweight, robust, lubrication-free polymer bearings are installed in a wide variety of locations in Niles Simmons machine tools and machining centres.
While designing the sliding sunshade, much emphasis was placed upon a dirt- and weather-resistant bearing and guidance.
Visual inspection of very large numbers of small components: The job of automating this task has been taken on by Gefra GmbH in Friedewald/ Westerwald
Maintenance-free drylin E room linear robot from igus enables optimum use of the available installation space in filling plant of M2-Automation