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01604 677240

drylin® lead screw technology –
Tech up
& Cost down

Determine your personal savings potential NOW*

*Whether we are talking about savings in terms of time or money spent on installation, selection, design etc., or about technical improvement in the form of ease of installation, durability etc., if we are unable to show you any savings or technical improvement, we will recommend an alternative solution.
Cost down

Cost down

*Due to a deviating thread profile, lead screw & nut must always be replaced, even for the same thread size

Always the most cost-effective lead screw system that works.
With igus drylin lead screw drives.

Overengineering is a thing of the past. The best lead screw system does not have to be the most expensive one.
Determine the lead screw drive with the best price-performance ratio for your application easily.
Configure your lead screw quickly and easily online. You can also receive a free-of-charge drawing, CAD data or live price information.



Calculate service life quickly and easily online

In just a few minutes, determine how long our plastic lead screw nuts will last in your application – and then select the lead screw system with the best price-performance ratio. Individually designed for your application.  
To the engineer's tool box


Tech up

Tech up


Save 100% of lubricants

Lubrication is indispensable for metal lead screw nuts, since without it they will rust and deform during use. Our drylin® plastic lead screw nuts do not require a single drop of lubrication. Our lead screw technology scores points for quiet running because they do not have to overcome the resistance of the lubricant and start up with a much lower breakaway torque.
Maintenance-free dry operation thanks to drylin lead screw technology

Corrosion? No thank you!

Plastic lead screw nuts have an important advantage over those made of metal: they are entirely corrosion-resistant. Even in corrosive environments, drylin lead screw drives run smoothly and have a long service life – entirely without maintenance.
Corrosion-free use under extreme weather conditions

Save up to 50% weight

Metal lead screw nuts are robust – and heavy. drylin plastic lead screw nuts offer the perfect alternative for many applications because they are lightweight, reliable and durable. drylin lead screw drives are often used in the automotive and rail industries. Wherever low weight is important, our light lead screw nuts made of plastic are perfect.
Weight saving of up to 50%

Up to 30% longer service life

The asymmetrical threads  of the dryspin technology developed by us increase service life by up to 30%, and the flat flank angle increases efficiency. The contact area between lead screw and nut is reduced, and the lead screw systems operate quietly and without vibration under load.
dryspin technology can do more



Cost down

Cost down


Up to 50.9%  more cost-effective than comparable metal solutions

Our plastic lead screw nuts distinguish themselves from their metallic counterparts not only with their technical advantages, such as elimination of lubrication and freedom from rust, but also in price (they cost about 50% less).
drylin lead screw technology has a convincing cost comparison

Do you need other cost comparisons for lead screw systems made of plastic or metal to determine your savings potential? We would be happy to advise you.  It's our job!

Railway step

Knorr-Bremse GmbH, Division IFE

"The initial task was to technologically improve a boarding system for rail vehicles," says Johann Wilflinger, System Development Group Leader at IFE's Kematen/Ybbs location in Austria. "The retractable step was to work even more reliably, but cost less. “

And many other success stories

Discover further success stories from more than 50 different industries around the world.




No lubrication necessary

Our lead screw drives require not a drop of lubricating oil. Not only our users, but also the environment profit from this. In addition, our tribologically optimised materials produce less abrasion, as a result of which less energy is needed.
Tribologically optimised plastics at igus®

Tech up. Cost down. Change now!

Change to drylin® lead screw technology now

Tech up,
& Cost down

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igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM,Parker, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH