Friday, 28 February 2014 Drylin W - The lubrication-free travel of high loads at low friction

Previously, a lubrication-free and cheap alternative to linear guide systems that run on ball bearings was developed with the “Drylin W” system. As early as the construction stage, the flexible and modular design with its most different accessories allows more freedom of design. New fields of application for the manifold linear guide systems such as in agricultural machines, automobile construction, but also in the field of medicine technology or packing industry, offers now the high-load version in the size 25.

Like all members of the “Drylin W” family, the new version consist of three simple basic elements: a guide rail made of hard-anodised aluminium, the housing bearings made of zinc die casting and the gliding foil made of the tribo-optimized plastic iglidur J200. The W25 double guide rail has a 25mm shaft diameter and 120mm distance between shaft centres. Compared to the other drylin W sizes, these new dimensions give a higher load capacity, up to two tonnes, as well as resisting higher moments. Statically each of the four bearing housings made of zinc die-casting can take up to 480 kg. A gliding foil made of iglidur J200 is responsible for the lubrication-free travel of high loads at low friction values and most minimal wear, especially developed for the use with hard-anodised aluminium as friction partner.

All four sizes of the “Drylin W” system are easy to mount because the double rail makes the costly alignment of two parallel shafts or guides unnecessary. The rails are available up to a length of four meters. For longer travels, the rails can be easily placed in sequence. The factory-made attached bevel allows gliding of the glide elements from one rail to the other. The system is available from stock.

For more details visit: Needle Bearing(Drylin) Section
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igus now introduces the fourth size in the “Drylin W” linear guide family: the size 25 (below). With a load of up to 2 tonnes possible, it can easily move the load of a properly equipped middle class estate car linearly - maintenance-free and without lubrication.

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Also the new size has been designed according to the successful principle of the “Drylin W” system: double guide rail made of hard-anodised aluminium. Its counterpart is the guide slide that consists of four zinc die casting bearings, equipped with a sliding foil made of the tribo-optimized plastic iglidur J200.

About igus:
igus is a globally leading manufacturer in the field of energy chain systems and polymer plainbearings. The Cologne-based family business has offices in 33 countries and employs around 2,200 people around the world. In 2012, igus generated a turnover of 399 million euros. igus operates the largest test laboratories and factories in its sector to offer customers quick turnaround times on innovative products and solutions tailored to their needs. igus India is the wholly owned subsidiary of igus and is operational in India since 2001. Over the last decade it has grown and has been an active and integral part of Indian Industry offering wide range of solutions through its wide network of Support offices across India and team of dedicated and well trained Engineers. The success of igus India is a direct reflection of igus Global philosophy of the "Cheapest Solution that Works is the Best Solution"

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