drylin® ZLW - belt drive

Linear belt drive  

The use of plastic plain bearings on all moving parts makes the toothed belt axis 100% free of maintenance and external lubricants. The avoidance of lubricants also means a high insensitivity to dirt as particles do not get stuck on the moving parts. Consequently the axis "offers" a high degree of ruggedness in many applications. You can select between the basic and standard according to the application area and requirement.

Special properties:

Deflection with grooved ball bearings

Self-lubricating linear guide using plastic plain bearings

Various carriage lengths

Hard-anodized aluminum profile

Polyurethane or neoprene toothed belts

Basic type version 02 A self-lubricating linear guide is moved by a neoprene (black) toothed belt with fiber-glass reinforcement. The deflection shaft made of stainless steel square and high-performance polymer gear wheel is mounted with 2 grooved ball bearings each. The drive pin is a stainless steel square 6x6 mm. A plastic adapter for pin diameter 10 mm is included in the scope of supply.

Standard type version 02 The similarly self-lubricating linear guide is moved by a polyurethane toothed belt (white) with steel cord. Deflection shaft and tooth rim - single-piece - are made of coated steel (stainless steel optional). The deflection shafts are mounted in 2 grooved ball bearings.

When to use it?

Quick positioning of small loads

Quiet running

Slim structure

Underwater application with UW belt

Cost-effective solution as basic version

Continuous operation

When not to use it?

When high loads should move highly dynamically

When positioning accuracy < 0,1 mm is necessary

The standard type series are available on request as version 01. The grooved ball bearings are thereby replaced by iglide® plastic bearings.

Technical data, drive torque, toothed belt axis design
drylin® ZLW - belt drive options
ZLW-1660 belt drive  


The drylin® ZLW-1660 belt drive is the ideal solution for many positioning functions. The overall height is only 72 mm. The stroke length can be chosen freely (max. 3,000 mm).

DryLin® ZLW 1040 belt drive  


The drylin® ZLW-1040 belt drive is an ideal solution for many positioning functions. The height is just 45 mm and it handles loads up to 300 N and speeds up to 5 m/s.

DryLin® ZLW 0630 belt drive  


The drylin® ZLW-0630 belt drive is for easy adjustment and positioning functions in restricted spaces. The height is just 31 mm and it handles loads up to 150 N and speeds up to 2 m/s.

Cantilever axis belt drive  

ZAW-1040 - cantilever axis

Lightweight and ideal for applications where you want the rail to move and the carriage to remain static, such as Z-axis applications.

Opposite drive belt drive for bi-directional movement  

ZLW-1040-OD - opposite drive

Two carriage opposite drive for bi-directional movement.

ZLW-0630-OD - opposite drive  

ZLW-0630-OD - opposite drive

Toothed belt axis for quick reverse positioning, self-lubricating and maintenance free.

ZLW-1080 wide belt drive  

ZLW-1080 wide belt drive

Toothed belt axis for quick reverse positioning, self-lubricating and maintenance free.

ZLW-1040 belt drive  - Specialists  

ZLW-1040 belt drive - Specialists

LT version for extreme condition applications down to -22ºF; UW version for underwater use.

drylin ZLW  

Fastening possibilities

The drylin® linear axis ZLW can be fastened in many ways.

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ZLW NEMA motor flange  

ZLW - NEMA motor flange, standard and customized

The motor flange can be fastened on the extreme shaft end support with four screws.

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