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Reliable igus® solutions for vending machine technology

Vending machine technology is establishing itself in ever more industry sectors. Users benefit from the convenience of having the desired product quickly at hand and at the same time needing little space for storage. Alongside industrial application of the technology in pick & place applications or in tool handling machines, to name two examples, increasing numbers of vending machines are being deployed directly in salesrooms. They are setting new standards with regard to speed and quiet operation. igus quality has already successfully proven itself in a wide range of beverage, coffee and snack vending machines. All movements have one thing in common: fully automated systems start and run in the background – quickly, quietly and maintenance free. For such applications, motion plastics manufacturer igus offers a wide range of maintenance-free products: lubrication-free, quiet drylin drive modules for positioning movements, dependable energy chains and cables, maintenance-free plain bearings, efficient high helix threads and light linear guides, even for the smallest of installation spaces.

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Whether individual components are concerned or already harnessed energy chains with cables and connectors or ready-to-install linear axes with a motor – igus products provide the following benefits:

  • Lubrication-free
  • Quiet operation and smooth sliding
  • Resistance to dirt
  • Long service life
  • Corrosion-free
  • Compact products for the smallest of installation spaces
  • High media resistance
  • Ready-to-install harnessed solutions
  • Low-cost automation solutions
  • A wide array of variants and material types

Automated return machine  

Products in use

E2 micro e-chains

E2 micro e-chain  

  • For the smallest of installation spaces
  • UL94-V2 (optional V0)
  • Stable, light and quiet

chainflex CF130.UL & CF140.UL

chainflex CF130.UL & CF140.UL cables  

  • PVC outer jacket (CF140 shielded)
  • For medium duty use
  • Flame-retardant

drylin E linear robots

drylin E linear robots  

  • Quick assembly
  • Defined stroke length
  • Everything from one source

drylin E single axes with a motor

drylin E electric linear axes and linear drives with a motor  

  • Easy installation
  • Proximity switch mounting by means of T slot
  • Everything from one source, ready assembled and tested

drylin N low-profile linear guides

drylin N low-profile linear guides  

  • Very lightweight
  • Low installation height 6-12mm
  • Numerous carriage options

drylin lead screw technology

drylin lead screw technology with dryspin technology  

  • Lubrication and maintenance-free
  • Low noise and low vibration
  • Media-resistant

Application examples of our customers

Clean and hygienic pipetting

This device automates the laborious performance of pipetting tasks. drylin linear guide systems ensure that the special requirements of medical technology are fulfilled.

To the customer application

A kiosk and advertising space at the same time

This kiosk not only has the ability to sell confectionary but also offers further useful functions. e-chains from igus provide for maintenance-free operation despite a small installation space.

To the media kiosk

Medicines at the press of a button

This automatic vending machines remains open even when all other pharmacies are closed. A touchscreen is used to select non-prescription medicines and a cashless payment system provides for additional ease of use. drylin linear guides are absolutely lubrication-free.

Automatic vending machine for non-prescription medicines

Perfectly brewed coffee

Thanks to drylin N low-profile linear guides, this coffee maker ensures coffee is at the perfect temperature. The great advantage of the high-performance plastics stems from its corrosion-resistant and lubrication-free properties as well as the smooth movements they provide.

Perfectly brewed

Tested in the industry's largest test laboratory

Take a look at our test laboratory for chainflex® cables and e-chains®, where tests are run for 10 billion cycles every year.


The drylin® test laboratory with some 500 tests each year.


Further information

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