Linear solutions

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

  • drylin® TKE Assembly Instructions

    drylin® TKE Assembly Instructions

    Learn how to assemble and adjust the drylin® TKE linear system. This system is adjustable using the "turn-to-fit" system for the vertical and horizontal clearances.

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  • drylin® W Mounting Instructions

    drylin® W Mounting Instructions

    Learn how to properly mount drylin® WJ and WK systems

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  • drylin T Clearance Adjustment Instructions

    drylin T Clearance Adjustment Instructions

    Learn how to properly adjust the clearance on the drylin® T linear system. This guide explains how to adjust the clearance on both the drylin®T and the drylin®T Automatic

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  • Want to try drylin linear slides for yourself?

    Free sample kit
  • What is drylin SD?0:55

    What is drylin SD?

    Visit igus.com/leadscrews for more information.

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

    Tech Specs
  • Aligning Rails 101

    Aligning Rails 101

    It is imperative to align your linear guide rails parallel to each other to operate efficiently. Read these 8 steps for ensuring proper rail alignment.

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  • Do you need the CAD drawings for igus parts?

    CAD library
  • Ball bearings vs. drylin

    Ball bearings vs. drylin

    Making the switch to a plastic sliding system can bring a number of advantages that metal cannot provide.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    Read how igus empowers automated farming at a worm farm via cable carriers, self-lubricating plastic bearings, linear slide tables and flexible cables in AGVs.

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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

    Learn how to assemble the drylin® delta robot system.

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