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drylin® linear technology 2020 news and products

Whether for very small installation spaces or in very large ones. From a quantity of one to millions every month. Nothing is too much for igus®. All of our customers with their individual requirements and needs are of equal importance.  Due to the many, many applications, ideas and designs, we are faced with the very same challenge over and over again: how can the solution look like? How can we deal with the problem?

As a result, we work together to create new products every year - solutions to problems. Many of them don't get past the project stage for an individual customer and reach the series production stage.

This is the igus® news in Spring. In 2020 as well - perhaps particularly in 2020, when a lot of things are changing in the world and many customers are looking for alternatives. Are you also looking for an alternative? - we will be happy to provide you with expert advice for free and without obligation

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drylin® TS-CA: Economy guide rails with clear, anodized aluminum

TS econ

Tech Up

  • Corrosion-resistant surface
Cost Down
  • All rail sizes 15% cheaper than the hard anodized version
Proof
  • Klareloxal tested in the salt spray test NSS according to DIN EN 9227 / ASTM B-117
Sustainability
  • 66% weight saving through the use of aluminum instead of steel


drylin® WS-20 end cap, safely covered

Tech up:

  • More safety with robust end caps
Cost down:
  • One set for both sides of the rail
  • Cost-effective production via injection moulding
Proof:
  • Rounded edge protection geometry for safe handling
Sustainability:
  • Material-optimised injection molding due to two covers being manufactured in a single process
  • Reusable (removable)


drylin® W exchange bearing: Stainless steel version

W-ES

Tech up

  • Split stainless steel housing allows changing the bearing directly on the rail
Cost down
  • Can be used with all drylin® W linear carriages; installation size 20, toothed belt axis ZLW-20, and linear actuator SLW-2080, stainless steel

Proof

  • Tested: iglide® X resistant to acetone (10%), benzoic acid (20%, aqueous), bleaching solution, drilling oils, butyric acid, seawater, etc. (compl. list)
Sustainability
  • Linear housing can be used for a lifetime
  • Emission-reduced, replacement parts handling, weight of the linear liner < 5g

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drylin® WJRM-BB-31 & 41 hybrid roller bearing with ball bearings

WJRM

Tech up

  • Smooth running ball bearings
  • Flexible positioning
  • Flat installation dimensions of 30mm
  • Optimised roller orientation 
Cost down
  • Cost-effective zinc die-cast housing
  • Roller bearings without lubrication

Proof

  • Service life tested in the igus laboratory
  • Up to 70% easier running
Sustainability
  • Easy, energy-efficient adjustment
  • Clean linear guide without lubrication
  • No risk of contamination for the user

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drylin W MonoSlide: 16mm, slimmer than ever before

monoslide

Tech up

  • Monoblock made of aluminum for robust handling
  • Sliding elements made from iglide® J for long-lasting operation
Cost down
  • Save storage space -> 1 component instead of 9 (as in the case of standard linear carriages)

Proof

  • 12% less installation height than standard
  • Corrosion-resistant thanks to a clear anodized coating
Sustainability
  • Maintenance-free due to self-lubricating high-performance polymers from igus®

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drylin® W linear system locking carriage

WWC

Tech up

  • Precise positioning without measuring equipment
  • Spring latch principle with ball
  • Low-profile design
  • Quick assembly and disassembly
Cost down
  • Defined adjustment without measuring scale, ruler or position display
  • Use of standard profiles

Proof

  • Service life of drylin W compact carriage can be calculated online
  • Latching principle tested in the igus laboratory
Sustainability
  • Sliding elements replaceable, all metallic parts completely reusable
  • Absolutely self-lubricating

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drylin® N 22-40 low-profile linear guide with new solid plastic carriage

NW22

Tech up

  • Lowest profile linear carriage for linear guide with installation height of 9.3 mm
  • Connection thread in the carriage
Cost down
  • Cost-effective production in injection moulding
  • Quick and easy installation without instructions

Proof

  • Service life can be calculated online
  • Long service life through high-performance polymer iglide® J
Sustainability
  • Very light due to 2/3rd weight saving compared to standard carriages

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drylin® W linear rails with PRT slewing rings

W PRT

Tech up

  • Low-profile design
  • Linear and pivoting movements in a single component
Cost down
  • Two functions in a single carriage
  • Reduces design effort
  • Variable assembly with suitable carriage plate prepared to mount the slewing ring bearing

Proof

  • drylin® Q linear guide and iglide® PRT-04-50 service life can be calculated online
Sustainability
  • Clean components
  • No hazard of contamination by adjacent substances or components
  • Lightweight due to use of aluminum and polymers

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Function check at the touch of a button: isense LED carriage

LED isense linear carriages of drylin igus

Tech up:

  • Linear carriage with optical function display
  • Predictable maintenance due to wear sensor in liner
Cost down:
  • Direct use without integration in local IT environment
  • Short downtime due to fast bearing replacement
Proof:
  • Function tested in the igus® laboratory
Sustainability:
  • Self-lubricating
  • Long service life due to iglide J200 liners
  • Re-use of all metal parts


NTP27 polymer telescopic rods

NTP27 solid polymer telescopic rod from igus

Tech up:

  • igus® polymers in three colors
  • Withstands up to 2.5kg
  • Up to 70% lighter than steel
Cost down:
  • Cost-effective production via injection molding
  • Fast assembly due to snap-on hooks
Proof:
  • 64% weight saving and 23% narrower installation space compared to NT-35
Sustainability:
  • Self-lubricating, metal-free telescopic guide
  • Low inertia reduces emissions in the aviation industry, among others


WS-10-40-CA clear-anodized linear rail

WS 10-40 without holes - clear-anodised rail

Tech up:

  • Consistent silver color ideal for visible parts
Cost down:
  • 15% more cost-effective than the hard-anodised version
Proof:
  • 66% weight saving due to use of aluminium instead of steel
Sustainability:
  • Can be used in emission-critical environments


RJUMP polymer housing to lower price and weight

New drylin® R linear plastic housings made for round shafts

WS 10-40 without holes - clear-anodised rail

Tech up:

  • Robust and corrosion-resistant due to igus® polymers
  • Up to 75% lighter than series RJUM-05 made of aluminum
Cost down:
  • Cost-effective production via injection molding
  • Fast assembly due to split bearing housing
Proof:
  • 8 times longer service life on steel and stainless steel due to iglide® E7 linear liner
Sustainability:
  • Change the bearing directly on the shaft
  • Re-usable plastic housings
  • Absolutely self-lubricating


ZLW-10120 drylin® stainless steel, toothed belt axis

WS 10-40 without holes - clear-anodised rail

Tech up:

  • System height of 40mm with new installation size Ø 10
  • Corrosion-resistant
Cost down:
  • Modular: three system widths and three carriage lengths
Proof:
  • Tested in a long-time test in the igus® laboratory.
Sustainability:
  • Self-lubricating, no grease or oil in the system
  • Transparent design for fast and easy cleaning


ZLWT toothed-belt axis with double toothed-belt

WS 10-40 without holes - clear-anodised rail

Tech up:

  • Separate control of 2 linear carriages on one linear axis
Cost down:
  • Reduced construction effort due to delivery of linear axis/motor/motor control system from a single source
Proof:
  • Put through long-term test in the igus® lab
Sustainability:
  • Liner can be replaced, all metallic components of the linear axis can be re-used for life


drylin® HTS linear actuator configurator

Configure linear modules with lead screw drive online

Tech up:

  • Online configuration tool for HTS linear modules with lead screw drive
Cost down:
  • Reduced design time due to ready-to-connect system that includes linear module/motor/dryve motor control system
Proof:
  • All configuration models clear and plausible
  • includes 2D dimensional drawing and 3D CAD model
Sustainability:
  • Durable materials for wet areas or environments where intensive cleaning takes place


Limit and reference switches with cable

Limit and reference switches with cable

Tech up:

  • Proximity switch for detecting
  • With 2m connection cable
  • As PNP and NPN versions
  • NC and NO versions
  • Small and lightweight
  • Suitable for igus® actuators
Cost down:
  • No extension cables needed
  • Lightweight thanks to plastic housing
  • Suitably harmonized due to delivery of drylin® linear actuator/motor/proximity switches/motor control from a single source

Proof:

  • Can be ordered from the drylin® linear actuator configurator as a complete set
Sustainability:
  • Self-lubricating, clean, maintenance-free
  • igus supports the circular economy of plastics and is investing in chemical recycling. Find out more about this topic at: www.igus.com/info/plastic-2-oil

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RL-S-17 drygear® strain wave gear

igus® strain wave gear

Tech up:

  • Up to 50% higher efficiency
  • Light and compact, made of igus®  high-performance polymers
Cost down:
  • Cost-effective due to use of plastic
  • Quick and easy adaption as axis 5 in robots
Proof:
  • 28% higher efficiency
  • 94% higher load-bearing capacity
Sustainability:
  • Completely self-lubricating operation
  • Lower inertia as axis 5 in robotics


igus® Robot Control software & hardware

Robot control system with software and hardware from igus®

Tech up:

  • New robotics control software by igus®
  • Available in control cabinet or on top-hat (DIN) rail
Cost down:
  • Try out programming software for free online
  • Intuitive operator control for everybody
Proof:
  • The user can test the software as a free download
Sustainability:
  • A software for programming linear robots, delta robots and robot arms


robolink DP now water-resistant

RLDP

Tech up:

  • Resistance to splash water thanks to robot joints tribologically optimised for Protection Class IP 44
  • Joining links made of stainless steel
  • Motors with Protection Class IP 65 encoder

Cost down:
  • Lightweight, compact robot variant for use under extreme conditions
  • Splash-water protected robot directly available as a standard version, no minimum order quantity necessary for cost efficiency

Proof:

  • Tested in our robolink laboratory
Sustainability:
  • Energy efficient (lightweight robotics)
  • 100% maintenance-free

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Axis 7 for robots

Axis 7 for robots

Tech up:

  • Ready-to-install linear axis 7 in robotics
    for flexible use of robots in the workspace
  • Matching adapter kits for robolink DP and UR with UR Cap Integration
Cost down:
  • Toothed belt axis ZLW-20 from the drylin® W modular system
  • Kits available individually or as ready-to-install ZLW-20
Proof:
  • Up to 4 times larger robot workspace due to linear adjustment with axis 7
Sustainability:
  • 100% lubrication-free ZLW-20 toothed belt axis
  • Materials can be recycled


New drygear® Apiro planetary gearbox

Size 20

apiro gearbox

Tech up:

  • Planetary gears made of tribologically optimised igus® high-performance polymers
  • Modular cantilever axis for manual and motor-powered adjustments
  • Can be combined with the Apiro® modular system
  • Greater forces possible with the same installation space
  • Can be connected to NEMA stepper motors or DC motors (optional).

Cost down:

  • Cost-effective gearboxes made of solid polymer material
  • Fast conversion possible
Proof:
  • More than 1 million cycles achieved at a speed
  • of 500mm/sec and a load of 2.5kg
Sustainability:
  • Very light and completely self-lubricating

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drygear® Apiro robot gearbox

Usable for a wide variety of applications

Robot gearboxes

Tech up:

  • Modular design for manual and motor-operated adjustments
  • Worm gears made of tribologically optimised igus high-performance polymers
Cost down:
  • Cost-effective gearboxes made of solid plastic
  • Fast conversion possible
Proof:
  • 100% clean operation
  • 40% better performance through iglidur® A180
Sustainability:
  • Very light and completely self-lubricating


dryspin® heavy-load nut made of plastic

dryspin heavy-load plastic nut from igus

Tech up:

  • New design makes it easy to screw on securely
  • Connection sizes ø 47mm identical to conventional ball screws
Cost down:
  • Cost-effective optimised injection-moulded design
  • Variable design for all threads Ø 14/16 and 18/20
Proof:
  • Service life can be calculated online
Sustainability:
  • Lightweight and inertia due to plastic
  • Long-lasting due to patented thread asymmetry


New dryspin® thread sizes

New dryspin thread sizes

Tech up:

  • Up to 2.5 times greater efficiency due to optimum thread angle
  • Low-noise and -vibration operation due to rounded tooth flanks
Cost down:
  • Cost-effective alternative to ball screws
  • More than 5000 lead screw drive options available from stock
Proof:
  • Service life can be calculated online
  • Tested: up to 25% less wear
Sustainability:
  • Self-lubricating
  • Long service life due to asymmetrical thread geometry



Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

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Matt Mowry

drylin® Product Manager

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