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Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

drylin® R linear shafts systems

drylin® R linear bearings are based on highly wear-resistant polymers developed especially for linear technology. The dimensions are compatible with standard ball bearings. The special shape of the shaft guides and bearings guarantee toughness and precision – even under extreme environmental conditions.

  • 100 % lubrication-free
  • Large variety of choice in housing shapes
  • Shafts, shaft end blocks and accessories available from stock
  • 8 different shaft materials
  • Replaceable liners
  • Our rails can be joined together to make unlimited lengths, unlike ball bearing systems. 
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Linear shafts

drylin® R shaft

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Linear shaft housing

drylin® R linear shaft housing

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Linear plain bearings

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Linear housing with flange


  • Anodised aluminium housing
  • With round or square flange
  • Also available with floating bearing function

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  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Optimised wear quality
  • 100% lubrication-free

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You can use the drylin® linear guides expert to quickly and easily configure an individual linear guide for your application in just five steps.

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Frequently asked questions about drylin® R

What is drylin® R?

drylin® R is the "round" section of the drylin® family. The standard round hollow and solid shafts are found here, alongside a variety of housings and carriages. 

Where can I use drylin® R products?

drylin® R can be used in a large variety of applications, even extreme environments. You can check the suitability using the configurator tool on our website. 

Why use igus® drylin® R?

The drylin® R required no lubrication, comes in a huge variety of materials and sizes and are standard off the shelf products.

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