drylin® linear bearing application examples

Oil- and maintenance-free

drylin® linear bearings and linear guides are designed to operate without lubrication or maintenance. This means that they are suitable for a wide range of applications ranging from medical and laboratory equipment, packaging machinery, food processing equipment, and applications in dirty or dusty environments.

Since the plastic sliding elements that replace ball bearings are produced through injection molding, the drylin® range offers a significant price advantage.

You can read some application examples below.

Packaging machine

drylin® W linear guides in a demanding application on a packaging machine running 24 hours a day.

Packaging machine    

Drilling rig handling system

One of the world’s leading manufacturers of portable drilling rigs uses drylin® R linear bearings in this unique, automatic rod-handling system.

Drilling rig handling system    

Lab equipment for liquid handling

drylin® trapezoidal lead screw drives are used in this laboratory equipment for liquid handling.

Lab equipment for liquid handling    

Physisorption and chemisorption analyzers

drylin® R replaced recirculating ball bearings that required frequent maintenance and re-lubrication.

Physisorption and chemisorption analyzers    

Transport incubator for babies

drylin® W linear guides exceed infection control protocol, fit with the clean aesthetic and offer a cost-effective, silent, low-maintenance solution.

Transport incubator for babies    

Metalworking machine

drylin® T profile rail guides replace recirculating ball bearing linear guides.

Metalworking machine    

Material handling equipment

Lightweight and low cost: drylin® R, W, T and N are used in this material handling application.

Material handling equipment    

Offshore drilling inspection device

iglide® G300 plastic plain bearings, igubal® rod ends, clevis joints, and drylin® N linear guides for the offshore industry.

Offshore drilling inspection device    

CNC engraving machine

This CNC-controlled, three-axis machine uses drylin® R linear bearings, drylin® W modular linear guides, and drylin® T profile rail guides, as well as a Zipper-style cable carrier.

CNC engraving machine    

Art restoration robot

drylin® T linear guides, drylin® ZLW belt drive and igubal® rod ends in an art-restoration machine

Art restoration robot    

Robotic end-effector

drylin® T is used for its low weight in this tile-handling machine

Robotic end-effector    

Bottle packaging

DryLin® N linear slides are ideal for this bottle packaging machine

Bottle packaging    

Concrete pipe cutter

drylin® R linear bearings have run oil-free for over three years in this heavy duty concrete pipe cutter

Concrete pipe cutter    

Elevator lift

drylin® aluminum shafting is used in this residential elevator lift for its near silent operation

Elevator lift    

Handling device

drylin® linear slides offer higher accelerations and lower inertia than ball bearings, making them ideal for high-speed handling equipment

Handling device     

ATM machine

drylin® N is used on this ATM machine due to its low-cost durability and maintenance-free operation

ATM machine    

Rotary indexing table

drylin® T used on a plastics manufacturing indexing table

Rotary indexing table    

Manufacturing test stand

Toothbrush testing machine runs with exceptionally low noise thanks to drylin® T linear guides

Manufacturing test stand    

Bottle capping machine

Its clean, oil-free operation makes drylin® R linear bearings an ideal choice for the food and packaging industry

Bottle capping machine    

Guard for Die Cast machine

Compact drylin® W helps guide the sliding doors on this die-cast machine

Guard for Die Cast machine    

Linear actuator

drylin® W performs at speeds up to 26 ft per second in this linear actuator

Linear actuator    

Lab machinery

Low-profile drylin® N is used in this micro-diascope

Lab machinery    

Body scanner

drylin® used in the measuring and recording of medical scans

Body scanner    

Powder coating-
plant

Dip pre-treatment facility for a powder-coating plant

Powder coating-  plant    

Testing and loading device

drylin® N in a testing and loading device for airplane components

Testing and loading device    

Foosball table

drylin® R moves the computer-controlled players on this automated foosball table

Foosball table    

Circuit board pick and place

Insertion head for circuit board pick and place machine uses drylin® R liners

Circuit board pick and place    

Handling device

Profile rail guides enhance technical performance of handling device

Handling device    

Tool presetting device

drylin® W linear guides help keep CNC machine accurate, lightweight and flexible

Tool presetting device    

Home entertainment systems

drylin® is used for its low cost, low weight, and quiet operation on TV screen cover-up.

Home entertainment systems    

Rotating machine tool

This rotating machine tool for furniture production uses drylin® linear guides.

Rotating machine tool    

Enveloping machine

drylin® T profile rail guides in a pneumatic opener mounted on its side.

Enveloping machine    

Horizontal form-fill-seal machine

drylin® EasyTube is used to adjust the format of bag sizes.

Horizontal form-fill-seal machine    

Electrical actuator

drylin® HTS leadscrew table for format adjustments.

Electrical actuator    

Encoding machine

drylin® leadscrew table for height adjustments in an encoding machine.

Encoding machine    

Inspection optics

drylin® T profile rail guides used in inspection optics technology.

Inspection optics    

Cut-off saw

Dirt-resistant drylin® R in a cut-off saw application.

Cut-off saw    

Fill shoe on a powder press

drylin® R linear bearings replaced ball bearings in this fill shoe mechanism for a powder press.

Fill shoe on a powder press    

Gripper for bakery products

This gripper picks up freshly baked goods from a conveyor belt and packs them into baskets.

Gripper for bakery products    
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