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igus® inc.

PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
+1 401 438 7270

drylin® gear-driven linear actuators with cantilever axes

Rack and pinion driven drylin® linear actuators offer superior technical advantages over their metal counterparts. Designed with self-lubricating plastic components, our rack and pinion systems require no external lubrication or maintenance. They’re also lightweight and resistant to dirt, dust and corrosion. Our gear racks are suitable for many positioning and adjustment tasks in the vertical plane and are 30% more cost-effective than belt deflection. Grippers are also available for pick and place applications.

Gripper axis with rack drylin® GRQ

GRQ: Lightweight axis for pick & place

  • Toothed, hard anodized, corrosion-resistant square hollow section
  • Loads up to 500g with a speed of up to 0.7m/s possible
  • NEMA11 stepper motor with gear wheel

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Cantilever axis with rack drylin® GRW

GRW: Dynamic z-axis

  • Direct force transfer via rack
  • Compact structure
  • For loads up to 10N
  • Accessories and motors available

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Cantilever axis with drylin® GRR rack

GRR: Lightweight z-axis

  • Lightweight z-axis (1.45kg) for strokes up to 500mm
  • Made from aluminum and plastic
  • Ideal for linear gantry and cartesian robots
  • Dynamic mass of only 0.9kg enables fast operation

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HSQ:  Lift/swivel unit

HSQ: Lift/swivel unit

  • Very light & dynamic because of plastic and aluminum
  • Self-lubricating, maintenance free, compact, modular
  • Square profile with hollow chamber for supply cables
  • Ready to fit with NEMA stepper motors

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SLQ:  Two ranges of motion

SLQ: Two ranges of motion

  • Self-lubricating and maintenance-free
  • Silent and lightweight
  • No electronics in the working area
  • Compact and corrosion-resistant

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drylin actuator accessories

Linear Actuator Accessories

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

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Design your specific linear actuator

Linear Actuator Configurator

The drylin® linear actuator configurator is a comprehensive tool for configuring your own linear actuator, calculating service life, downloading CAD files and placing an order—all in one place. Simply enter your application parameters, choose from the recommended slide tables or linear actuators, pick your accessories and add to your shopping cart.

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Customer Applications

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Matt Mowry

drylin® Product Manager


Customer Service:

Monday to Friday from 8 am - 8 pm



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