Category: drylin® linear technology

What are the highest payloads that drylin® can support?

Vishaka Upreti | 10 May 2021

The strong area of drylin® is the static payloads. Now, an example of this is where these products are used on a lot of aircraft seats, such as on the footrest or tray table. Quite often, these systems are not particularly large because number one: they have weight constraints and thus want it as light as possible; […]

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What other components can be added to drylin® orders?

Vishaka Upreti | 10 May 2021

Some of the typical extras that we have are featured in our 4 main ranges: drylin® N, drylin® T, drylin® R and drylin® W. Here, you can have a hand clamp on the bearings themselves – you might want to move something into position and lock it there until you want to move it again. Some of these are simple […]

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What’s the maximum rail length that igus® can offer?

Vishaka Upreti | 10 May 2021

With our aluminium extrusions, the maximum length we offer is 4m, but we can join our rails, so we have some applications that are 50m long. That’s one of the great benefits of the drylin® range: because of our gliding system the rails can be joined. Some typical applications include one at a bottling plant – that was […]

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What width of igus® rail can be supplied?

Vishaka Upreti | 10 May 2021

The rails tend to be a standard width, but we offer another range with our drylin® W where we have support feeds and can actually make special feet to make that system wider. In theory, we can go almost as wide as you want to on that basis. Vote Up +0 Vote Down -0You already voted!

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What is drylin®?

Vishaka Upreti | 10 May 2021

drylin® is where igus® offers linear solutions using polymer elements for sliding instead of the traditional rolling elements. This is used with either aluminium extrusions or stainless steel shafts. Vote Up +0 Vote Down -0You already voted!

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Can customers obtain bespoke drylin® solutions?

Vishaka Upreti | 10 May 2021

Around 40% of all drylin® business is bespoke. The reason for this might be as simple as different fixing holes, where we machine fixing holes to a certain hole pattern. Or, it might be because some industries prefer to use helicoils to strengthen the fixings. So, while that would be a simple bespoke solution, the complexity could […]

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Tell me about the polymers used in drylin®?

Vishaka Upreti | 10 May 2021

This is the great thing: igus® develops polymers for different applications and different needs. The standard material we use on aluminium extrusions is our J200 material. The reason we use J200 with aluminium is that it offers the best wear and coefficient of friction. But then, you might have an application that is working with some very aggressive wash downs […]

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Tell me about some more extreme applications for drylin®

Vishaka Upreti | 10 May 2021

We have a lot of subsea applications, such as an ROV working in the oil industry where it will be subsea for the majority of its life. In that environment, the material has to have a very low water absorption to be able to cope. We offer a range of materials that work very successfully in such […]

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Tell me about some of the more difficult drylin® applications

Vishaka Upreti | 10 May 2021

Sometimes, a customer will come to us with a challenging application. Now, we will always look first for an off-the-shelf product’s availability because that’s a lower-cost solution. But, if that’s not possible, we will work with the customer to develop a solution: work on designs and generate drawings. Sometimes over a couple of months, sometimes […]

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Does drylin® offer high-speed solutions?

Vishaka Upreti | 10 May 2021

The good thing about drylin® is that it’s not limited by speed – because we have no moving parts – these are gliding, sliding parts – nothing has to catch up with itself. The fastest application that I’ve worked with is actually in the textile industry – on looms, where they are carrying just a little, weaving threads. Now, […]

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