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Maintenance-free for quiet, continuous
operation in automatic machinery

The possible uses of automatic machines have become more diverse and with increasing mechanisation, many more innovations can be expected. Vending machines, for example, are no longer merely used to sell things, they also serve as advertising surfaces and can gather user data for monitoring purposes.
For example:

  • Bearings and gears in payment systems,
  • Shelves that can be pulled out with linear guides
  • Electric linear systems that move scanners or product dispensers
  • Energy chains that carry cables: 
Our maintenance-free, high-performance polymers ensure that vending machines work autonomously and are not permanently dependent on maintenance assistance.

Would you like more information about products used in vending machines or do you need an individual consultation? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.

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vending machines

Selected motion plastics for the vending machine industry

E2 micro e-chain

E2 micro e-chains

For the smallest of installation spaces

UL94-V2 (optional V0)

Stable, light and quiet

Product overview E2 micro
chainflex CF130.UL & CF140.UL cables

chainflex CF130.UL & CF140.UL

PVC outer jacket (CF140 shielded)

For medium-duty applications


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drylin E linear robots

drylin E linear robots

Fast assembly

Defined stroke length

Everything from one source

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drylin E electric linear axis and linear drive with motor

drylin E single axes with a motor

Easy installation

Proximity switch mounting by means of T slot

Everything from one source, readily assembled

Find out more about drylin® E
drylin N low-profile linear guides

drylin N low-profile linear guides

Very lightweight

Low installation height 6-12mm

Numerous carriage options

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drylin lead screw technology with dryspin technology

drylin lead screw technology

Lubrication-free and maintenance-free

Low noise and low vibration


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Free samples – as a box or individually for your application

See for yourself the quality of our motion plastics

  • Order a free motion plastics sample box with our most important products and information on different applications  
  • The box is not specific enough? We will find the right product for your application and send you an individual sample free of charge.

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Low Cost Automation for the catering industry

Lubrication-free, lightweight components with fast return on investment

robolink used to serve coffee

Barista robot with maintenance-free components for 24-hour use

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drylin ZLW in use in a 'smart' kitchen

Kitchen automation with motion plastics – hygienic, quick and easy

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drylin portal used to serve cakes and pastries

Automation in the catering industry with the igus modular system

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Here, motion plastics are already being used successfully

What are the most important regulations for food sector vending machine manufacturers? How can installation space be saved in the face of a growing product range? The igus® blog features interesting articles on all topics.

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