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igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Lightweight cantilever axis

The drylin® cantilever axes are suitable for many positioning and adjustment tasks and are characterised by high reliability in operation and by light weight. Applications in the vertical plane are particularly well suited for this purpose. When driven by a rack, the mass that is being moved is reduced. With regard to energy saving, power transmission to a rack is up to 30% more cost-effective than belt deflection. In addition, it is possible to connect grippers, pick up parts and move.

The benefits at a glance:

  • High, constant stiffness of the axis regardless of the length of the stroke
  • High precision
  • High speeds possible
  • Freely controllable installation position
  • Long travels can be implemented
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Linear axes with rack and pinion drive

Gripper axis with rack drylin® GRQ

drylin® GRQ axis for pick & place

  • Toothed, hard anodised, corrosion-free square hollow section
  • Loads up to 500g with a speed of up to 0.7m/s possible
  • Drive: NEMA11 stepper motor with gear wheel
  • Lightweight, fast, small, and lubrication-free
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Cantilever axis with rack drylin® GRW

drylin GRW- Dynamic z-axis

  • Direct force transfer via gear rack
  • Compact structure
  • For loads up to 10N
  • Material combination: aluminium profile/plastic gear rack
  • Available with motor
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Cantilever axis with drylin® GRR rack

drylin® GRR-Lightweight z-axis

  • Lightweight Z-axis (1.45kg) strokes up to 500mm
  • Made from aluminium and plastic
  • Ideal for linear robots
  • Dynamic mass of only 0.9kg enables fast operation
  • Larger versions available
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Configure your custom lead screw linear system online

  • Customise your drive system in just a few steps
  • Optional configuration of an individual drive pin
  • Automatic generation of a 3D model of the linear system
  • Export of the linear system in many different 2D and 3D formats
  • 2D dimensional drawing of the module as a PDF
  • Download parts list as PDF file
  • Add to shopping cart and submit order or request a quotation online
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Further information

Read about drylin® applications

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Drive technology assembly videos

Do you need help with the assembly of your linear axes? Our videos show how it works.
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