Linear solutions

Content relating to drylin® self-lubricating linear bearings, guides, slide tables, and gantries

  • The ACME Lead Screw System

    The ACME Lead Screw System

    One of the most common lead screw geometries in North American manufacturing is the ACME lead screw system. Designed with a trapezoidal shape, a flank angle of 29 degrees and a higher pitch than faste

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  • How to assemble a zero or anti-backlash nut2:32

    How to assemble a zero or anti-backlash nut

    In this video igus® drylin® product Specialist, Nick Isabella, demonstrates how to install a zero backlash nut on a lead screw. Zero backlash or anti-backlash assemblies employ two nuts, which are for

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  • igus® House of Horrors - powered by the drylin D31:42

    igus® House of Horrors - powered by the drylin D3

    Late at night when all igus employees have gone home, something creepy is going on in the drylin® laboratory. The drylin® dryve D3 DC motor controller, drylin® W slides, and some creative props make a

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  • Want to try drylin linear slides for yourself?

    Free sample kit
  • How to switch to plastic bearings0:57

    How to switch to plastic bearings

    drylin® T linear guide systems were specially developed for applications in automation and handling systems. The design objective was a rugged linear guide for application in the most diverse - and al

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  • Ready to choose the best linear slide for your application?

    Tech Specs
  • 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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  • Do you need the CAD drawings for igus parts?

    CAD library
  • Building human organs is underway with cell-stacking technology

    Building human organs is underway with cell-stacking technology

    Pick-and-place automation has progressed beyond machine manufacturing and into the world of human anatomy. Research engineers at Brown University are building tiny versions of human organs, one micro-

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  • Automated farming at Superwurm

    Automated farming at Superwurm

    A specialized business is using igus® components, almost exclusively, to automate labor-intensive processes. “Specialized” is the operative word here; the company is a fully-dedicated breeder of giant

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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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  • drylin® W toolkit by igus®0:39

    drylin® W toolkit by igus®

    The drylin® W toolkit is one of our most popular solutions. See why you should make the switch to self-lubricating linear motion! For more information visit https://www.igus.com

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  • drylin® linear robot gantry system for pick and place: o-ring application1:26

    drylin® linear robot gantry system for pick and place: o-ring application

    Check out this gantry pick and place robot developed by commonplace robotics GmbH. This system employs the following igus® components: drylin® ZLW for the X and Y axes, drylin® HTS for the Z axis, and

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  • igus® delta picker robot in action0:29

    igus® delta picker robot in action

    The advantages of the drylin® delta robots include Cost-effective alternative to usual delta kinematics Ready-made system based on the drylin® modular kit No additional lubricant necessary and therefo

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  • Linear bearing corrosion resistance test2:07

    Linear bearing corrosion resistance test

    This video puts standard greased recirculating ball linear bearings against the igus drylin t self-lubricated sliding bearings in a corrosion test. Watch as both linear systems are submerged in water

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  • New igus® linear bearing with easily replaceable liner1:27

    New igus® linear bearing with easily replaceable liner

    Watch Linear Bearing Product Manager, Matt Mowry, describe the benefits of the drylin W with its very easy to replace sliding liner. This allows engineers and maintenance personnel to replace the slid

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  • Delta robot assembly instructions

    Delta robot assembly instructions

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  • drylin WJ200UMA assembly instructions

    drylin WJ200UMA assembly instructions

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  • New igus® drylin lead screw nut material from HMI 20181:15

    New igus® drylin lead screw nut material from HMI 2018

    Higher reductions in noise and vibration are now achievable through the use of the igus E7 lead screw nut material. This is especially helpful in vertical applications. The new lead screw nut material

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  • igus® solutions at the Superwurm Factory2:07

    igus® solutions at the Superwurm Factory

    See how drylin®, e-chain® and igubal® are used in automated technology for worm farming.

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  • Bearing Lubrication Facts

    Bearing Lubrication Facts

    How does bearing lubricant effect the industry, environment, and more? Find out in this brief infographic from the igus bearing experts.

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  • Linear bearing sound test: Plastic vs. Metal1:48

    Linear bearing sound test: Plastic vs. Metal

    We measure the amount of sound created when using different types of linear bearings. Noise can be a major factor when choosing choosing which linear bearing technology suites your application

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  • News from the dryspin test lab

    News from the dryspin test lab

    How do dryspin lead screw systems stack up against the competition?

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