Slide instead of roll – the drylin® T linear guide rails is based on that principle. In the process, the drylin® T guide rails makes the exchange from a recirculating ball bearing system to a sliding system as easy as possible. Connector and hole dimensions of drylin® linear rails and linear carriages are identical to those of conventional recirculating ball bearing systems.
The centrepiece of the guide carriage consists of lubrication-free and extremely long-life sliding elements made of igus® high-performance polymers. Quick and easy to handle and maintenance-free in use. The guide rails made of hard anodised aluminium are tough and corrosion-resistant.
Our rails can be joined together to make unlimited lengths, unlike ball bearing systems.
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The drylin® linear bearings enable maintenance-free and lubrication-free operation of parts of machines and equipment whose function is determined by relative movements in a straight line between components. The special dry-tech® high-performance plastics of the bearing bushings ensure that machine elements can be moved along a shaft or profile guide silently and with little friction. Compared to linear solutions with rolling elements, the acquisition costs are up to 40% lower and there are no additional operating costs.In linear ball bearings, one or several rows of balls support the shaft. To work properly, they need a ball recirculation system that guides the balls back in the direction opposite to the shaft's direction of movement. The ball recirculation system and the high level of stress on the balls due to the load being applied to a small point on each ball are factors that result in potential weak spots and noise. Recirculating ball systems can be replaced with igus® linear bearings of the drylin® series in nearly all areas of use. Due to their simple structure, the drylin® linear plain bearings have very little susceptibility to failure. Lubrication-free operation means that the machine parts remain free of dirt, dust and moisture. Another advantage is the very quiet operation of the drylin® linear bearings.
drylin® T is one of the linear rail options at igus®. It is based on the principle of sliding instead of rolling.
drylin® T can be used in lots of applications such as welding technology, label feeding machinery, measuring systems for tooling and many more.
The drylin® T range is robust, lubrication free, corrosion resistant and available in many different lengths and sizes.
The drylin® T guide rails are identical in terms of design and dimensions with a large number of recirculating ball bearing systems. This makes one to one replacement very easy. The robust rail guide additionally guarantees a long service life of up to 50,000 km.
drylin® linear systems and iglidur® plain bearings provide lubrication-free adjustment of an exoskeleton for stroke patients. Many stroke patients worldwide suffer from hemiplegia (half-side paralysis). Exoskeletons such as Harmony from Harmonic Bionics can help rebuild the nerve tracts in arms and shoulders. In order to quickly adapt the robot-supported system to different body sizes in physiotherapy, the developers rely on the lightweight, lubrication-free and maintenance-free plain bearing technology from igus.
In aircraft construction, drilling jigs at the Canadian company Amrikart are precisely and repeatably adjusted with drylin® T linear guide systems. Due to the use of aluminium and plastic, the linear guide is very light and completely maintenance-free due to self-lubrication. It is also compact in size, and the integrated manual clamp secures the position of the device.
drylin® T is THE linear guide system from igus - clean, quiet, durable and available.
In India, the company Vesta relies on drylin® T linear guides and carriages in the production of traditional chapati bread.
Our linear solution works under tough conditions. However, flour dust, dough residues and fast movements are no problem for the lubrication-free drylin® T system. The dough balls are not contaminated and the system runs clean.
At the automotive supplier Autotek in Mexico, drylin® T linear guide systems are used in workbenches where chassis parts are clamped for welding. A harsh working environment, because flying sparks and welding dust are a challenge for any guidance. But due to the dry operation of the drylin® T linear carriage, no dirt particles adhere to the running surfaces of the linear rails. The hard anodised rails are also resistant to welding sparks. And the self-lubrication, i.e. the absence of external lubrication means drylin® T is maintenance-free.
drylin® T is THE linear guide system from igus - clean, robust, durable and directly available.
Tool changing time is reduced considerably by the measuring system from the drylin® T product range. The drilling and cutting tools in CNC processing machines are measured prior to processing and the values are entered in the computer. This means that every tool needs to be measured only once. The gauge is guided on a drylin® T rail.
The drylin® TK--01-15 linear guide is not only dirt resistant. It is also extremely robust and guarantees a long service life even under extreme environmental conditions.
Rapid and flexible format adjustment, absolutely lubrication free and competitively priced – drylin® T linear guide system is the solution for such exacting standards. One further benefit is that the guide carriage is also available with a manual clamp.
The pressing roller in a grinding machine and the imbalance of the grinding tools are guided over a drylin® T rail in this machine from SMB MASCHINENBAU GmbH. The vibration-dampening properties of the plastic bearings provide support for the elaborate grinding process.
drylin® T rail guides are used in this enveloping machine to guide an envelope suction opener that is mounted on one side. In this application, a variable stroke of 4 to 10 mm and a cycle output of 4 double strokes per second. The guidance must be clearance- and maintenance-free and may not require lubrication.