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Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

drylin® N low profile linear guide systems

The small drylin® N low profile linear guide system consists of a rail and a guide carriage. The sliding elements are manufactured from a high-performance polymer. The low profile linear guide was developed especially for applications with very little installation space. It moves completely without any lubricant, guaranteeing compliance with the highest hygiene standards.
  • 100% maintenance and lubrication-free
  • Corrosion-resistant and hygienic
  • Resistant to dirt, dust and humidity
  • Quiet operation
  • Our rails can be joined together to make unlimited lengths, unlike ball bearing systems. 

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drylin® N options

Low profile guide rails

drylin® N low profile guide system for linear applications with compact installation space
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Guide carriages

drylin® N low profile guide carriage for linear applications with compact installation space
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Complete solution

drylin® N complete solution for linear applications with compact installation space
  • Low profile guide system & guide carriage
  • Installation heights of between 6mm and 12mm
  • Different installation sizes
  • 100% maintenance and lubrication-free
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igus® pre-load prism slides

pre-load prism slides
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Configure a complete system

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Why choose drylin® N profile guides?


Can be used in small installation spaces

Thanks to space-saving design with an installation height of 9-12 mm
Lower energy costs

Lower energy costs

Thanks to a lightweight, energy-efficient design of the low-profile guide system
Easy to adjust and position

Easy to adjust and position

Through defined displacement forces
Quiet operation

Quiet operation

Spring pre-load of the carriage and sliding element ensures quiet running
Less installation time

Less installation time

Thanks to overmoulded carriage (permanent connection between carriage and sliding element)
Easy installation

Easy installation

Thanks to the use of double carriage, it is possible to dispense with several carriage

drylin® NT telescopic rails

New - drylin® N telescopic rails for temperatures up to 130°C

  • Infinitely variable stroke lengths up to 600mm
  • Use also in hygienic environment
  • Solid and lightweight
  • Lubrication-free and quiet
drylin® NT telescopic rails

drylin SLN low-profile guide system with lead screw

SLN low-profile guide system with lead screw

  • Choice between three versions
  • econ base module/ Clearance adjustment/ Pretension
  • Configure linear module
For the SLN flat guide with lead screw

Frequently asked questions about low profile linear guides

What are low profile guides?

Low profile guides are low profile linear rails designed to suit small spaces.

Where can I use drylin N?

You can use drylin® N low profile linear guides in small installation spaces with fairly low loads.

Why use igus® drylin N?

drylin® is lubrication-free, maintenance free, silent running and smooth operational.

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Application examples


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CompactChart The CompactChart from Compact Solutions GmbH as an all-rounder compared to a normal flip chart with drylin® N rail and matching carriages from igus®.
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More application examples

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General information about drylin® N


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