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+1 800 521 2747
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drylin®gantries and cartesian robots

Maintenance-free, easily customizable, low-cost automation solutions

drylin® gantry robots consist of two base X axes, a Y axis, and an optional Z axis. Their self-lubricating plastic liners have been engineered to slide instead of roll and to run smoother and quieter than recirculating ball bearings. Our gantries are also lightweight, corrosion-resistant, maintenance-free and cost up to 40% less than traditional gantry robots. igus® offers drylin® ZLW single-axis linear actuators as well as customized drylin® gantry solutions based on customer-specific application and installation parameters. Choose between different stroke lengths and accessories, such as couplings and motor flanges. Typical applications include pick and place, sorting, labelling, measurement, inspection automation, and repetitive material handling.


  • Maintenance-free, lightweight & self-lubricating
  • Resistant to dirt, dust, and corrosion
  • Modular system
  • Free on-site consulting and design
  • System construction kit
Additional igus® accessories include Inductive Sensors, Mechanical Switches, Motor Flanges, Couplings, Assembly Plates and Motor Cables. 

Have a specific application or installation parameters? Request a custom gantry

Learn more about our line of gantry robots:

XY Actuator (Single Rail)

XY gantry

An XY actuator (single rail) is used to implement applications that travel vertically to the working plane.

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    XY Gantry

    drylin XY gantry

    XY gantries can reach predefined surfaces. Typical application examples include measurement and inspection automation. 

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      XYZ Gantry

      XYZ gantry

      The XYZ gantry is used to implement three-dimensional applications. The principle is based on a flat gantry with the appropriate cantilever axis.

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        Learn more about other products used in our gantry robots

        Linear Actuators

        drylin ZLW actuator

        • Belt Driven Actuators
        • Lead Screw Actuators with Rails
        • Lead Screw Driven Actuator with Shafts

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        • NEMA stepper motors
        • Direct current motors (DC)
        • EC/BLDC motors

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        Motor Controllers & Accessories

        drylin linear actuator accessories

        • Motor controllers, motor flanges, couplings
        • Initiators and proximity reference switches
        • External braking resistors

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        Engineer's Toolbox Resources


        Browse additional gantry resources below:

        gantry FAQ and data sheet

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        Data sheets for stepper, spindle, DC motors, etc.

        View Motor data sheets