Linear guide tech talks

Innovate linear motion products, how-to guides, problem solving with igus® and more.

  • The six advantages of linear plain bearings

    The six advantages of linear plain bearings

    Linear bearing systems create sliding technology for maximum design potential. The tribologically-optimized plastic liners, self-lubricating bearings customizable rails allow engineers the abi

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  • Selecting the Right Position Indicator

    Selecting the Right Position Indicator

    Linear guides/lead screw tables can be assembled with supplementary accessories. In addition to hand wheels and clamps, analog position indicators are also available. A position indicator is used to d

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  • Belt-Driven Actuators vs. Lead Screw Systems

    Belt-Driven Actuators vs. Lead Screw Systems

    Pre-assembled linear slide tables from igus® are designed to save engineering time and resources. They are also flexible enough to meet the demands of a wide range of applications. The two most common

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  • Lower Drive Force and Friction with Hybrid Linear Bearings

    Lower Drive Force and Friction with Hybrid Linear Bearings

    Learn how hybrid linear bearings can reduce bearing friction, reduce required drive force, and allow system functionality without conforming to the 2:1 rule.

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  • How can you convert rotary to linear motion?

    How can you convert rotary to linear motion?

    Find out why lead screws are the ideal solution for converting rotary motion to linear motion.

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  • The 2:1 Rule and Defining Fixed/Floating Bearings

    The 2:1 Rule and Defining Fixed/Floating Bearings

    Get an expert advice on how to implement the 2:1 rule into your linear designs.

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  • 3 Tips for Selecting a Linear Slide Table

    3 Tips for Selecting a Linear Slide Table

    Review 3 quick tips to help make your linear slide table selection process easier.

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