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igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

Intelligent drive systems from igus®

The drylin® drive technology provides lubrication-free linear axes that are driven either by a trapezoidal thread, high helix thread or toothed belt. From lightweight solid polymer units up to solid stainless steel solutions; igus® offers suitable solutions for customers individual application. In all systems, the stroke length is freely selectable and the optional drive provided by a hand wheel or motor.  At igus®, we optimise linear automation at the highest level with drive systems. The drive systems consist of maintenance-free components and are offered cost-effectively. They are characterised by a long service life, precision and high reliability. If you are you looking for a high-speed linear drive system, or a lubrication-free and efficient alternative for your drive system, take a look at our wide range of special drive solutions. The drylin® drive technology is also dirt-resistant, lightweight, quiet and suitable for almost all applications and industries from all over the world.

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Linear drive technology


Lead screw, toothed belt & rack axes

  • Advantages and disadvantages of different drives
  • System structures of the igus linear axes with drive
  • Solutions made of polymer and solid stainless steel

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Multi-axis systems


XY-tables, gantries and linear robots

  • Harnessed ready for use
  • Individually configurable through modular design
  • Manual or electrical
  • Maintenance-free
  • Ideal for pick and place 

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drylin® econ entry-level series


Efficient and ready-to-install

  • Cost-effective through production by injection moulding and Klareloxal
  • Alternative to self-made solutions
  • Guaranteed fast installation
  • Lightweight construction

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Configure your custom 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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drylin drive technology configurator

Selected customer applications with the igus® drive technology

Frequently asked questions about drylin® drives

What is drive technology?

The term drive technology refers to the discipline that is generally concerned with technical systems for generating motion by transmission of force. The term "drive"refers to the supply of energy to machines to be driven and the control or circuit of their drive components.

How do I know which drive system is best for my application?

You can use the igus® drives configurator. This will help identify the ideal system based on the parameters you input. 

What makes igus® linear drives different to other alternatives?

As with all igus® products the linear drives are self lubricating, dirt-resistant and affordable.  


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