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Maintenance-free, lubricant-free and suitable for extreme environments, Drylin linear bearings from Igus operate on glide pads, unlike the more common re-circulating ball bearing systems.

The Igus Iglidur J, J 200 and X materials are suitable for most linear applications due to their positive wear and friction properties; being made of standard Iglidur materials means that they are also lubrication free, maintenance free, insensitive to dirt and have a low coefficient of friction.

In contrast to re-circulating ball bearings, the Igus Drylin bearings do not depend on the travel length and hence do not pose any restrictions on the minimum stroke length.

There are four main types of Drylin linear bearing, the Drylin T, N, W and R.

Drylin T linear guide systems were developed for applications in automation and handling systems.

The design objective was a rugged linear guide for application in the most diverse and extreme environments.

It has six gliding pads made of Iglidur J that are positioned opposite each other in pairs and make up three bearing guides.

The bearings are all continuously adjustable even once fitted.

Drylin N is a low-profile guide system that offers low profiles in various widths and at a low installation height.

The material used and the unique design make Drylin N a cost-efficient, light weight and flexible guide system.

Drylin W linear guides constitute a cost-efficient pre-assembled system.

The design of the linear guide allows for high flexibility in assembly and a simple installation using single or double rails.

They are well-suited for applications that require good torque resistance, anti-corrosion properties, and a flexible linear guide system.

Drylin W systems are also frequently found in sliding camera applications.

The final variant, the Drylin R linear plain bearings are based on wear-resistant polymers developed specifically for the linear technology.

The dimensions are compatible with standard ball bearings, and the special geometry guarantees ruggedness even in extreme environments.

Igus

Igus is the largest producer of reinforced plastic energy chains and injection-moulded polymer bearings. The range of polymer bearings includes Iglidur plain, Igubal spherical and Drylin linear bearings. They offer an excellent price-to-life relationship and are developed under the toughest conditions. They are oil, maintenance and lubrication free, low wear, resistant to dirt and dust, corrosion free and simple to fit. Igus also has the data to precisely predict the lifetime of these bearings within a specific application.

Igus is the largest producer of reinforced plastic energy chains and injection-moulded polymer bearings. The range of polymer bearings includes Iglidur plain, Igubal spherical and Drylin linear bearings. They offer an excellent price-to-life relationship and are developed under the toughest conditions. They are oil, maintenance and lubrication free, low wear, resistant to dirt and dust, corrosion free and simple to fit. Igus also has the data to precisely predict the lifetime of these bearings within a specific application.

Energy chains are the umbilical cord of modern machines. They minimise downtime and protect, support and extend the service life of cables and hoses. The broad range incorporates more than 30,000 innovative, low-cost products. From the smallest ‘micro’ chain to the largest chain in the world, the E4.350, Igus energy chains are capable of long and short travel distances at high speeds in all axes.

Igus also has its own cable series, Chainflex, specially designed with energy chains in mind. They are highly flexible cables, offering a long service life and very small bending radii. A wide range is available, from small signal cables to large power cables, high-speed data cables and glass fibre-optic cables.

The company’s energy chains and Chainlflex cables can be delivered as a fully harnessed and pre-assembled Readychain system, cutting purchasing, warehousing and installation costs.

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