Converting rotary motion into grease-free linear motion is easier and more efficent with drylin® linear actuators. Our belt-driven and lead screw driven systems are designed with our highly engineered self-lubricating plastic linear bearing liners and do not require any external lubricants. drylin® linear actuators are also lightweight, dirt-resistant, maintenance-free and quieter than recirculating ball bearings.
Our lead screw driven actuators are ideal for low-cycle positioning applications and are well-suited for moving heavy loads up to 25021N (5,625 lbs). We offer various lead screw diameters and materials, as well as stepper motors, DC motors and hand wheel accessories.
Our belt-driven systems are suitable for high-speed applications; drylin® ZLW belt-drives, for example, are rated for speeds up to 5m/s. Other benefits include long stroke lengths and no frictional heat issues.
All of our linear actuators, slides, and bearings are rigorously tested within our 41,000 square-foot test laboratory at our headquarters in Germany. For help deciding between belt-driven and lead screw driven actuators, refer to this tech talk for mechanical insights.
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.
Whether you're interested in turnkey, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, let us assist you with a solution based on your specific application and requirements. Contact us via the form below or call us at (800) 521-2747 to discuss your project today!
A: A linear actuator changes the rotational motion of a motor into a straight line. drylin® linear actuators use drylin® linear plain bearing liners instead of recirculating ball bearings.
A: drylin® actuators are: Self-lubricating, no-maintenance, quiet, lightweight, durable, cost-effective, and corrosion resistant and delivered from stock.
A: Most standard series use aluminum rails, zinc carriages, plastic liners and ss fasteners. We also offer 300-series stainless systems for corrosion-resistance, carbon-fiber for lightweight and non-magnetic applications, as well as low and high-temperature bearing and belt materials.
A: We have various actuators to fit most needs, but static axial loads up to 75kg for belt-driven systems and up to 625kg for lead screw systems are possible
A: Depending on dynamic load, drylin screw drives are rated for between 200-1500rpm (depending on size), and up to 5m/s for the belt-driven tables. This is all load dependent.
A: Yes, igus offers Stepper/DC/BLDC motors and motor mounts for servo motors, as well as various thumbscrews, hand wheels, and 90-degree drives for manual applications
A: Yes, we offer a wide range of drylin Dryve® controllers for a wide range of DC, BLDC, and stepper motors.
A: You can use our online configuration tool or contact igus direct for in-person application support.
A: Our systems are designed to be modular to meet the needs of most applications using off-the-shelf components
A: igus® lead screw systems have a linear positioning tolerance of +/-0.1mm, and belt-drives are typically between +/- 0.2 and +/-0.35mm for single-axis systems. Please consult igus as we may be able to provide more accurate systems depending on your application.
A: This depends on the size, but our lead screw systems have max stroke lengths between 350mm-1250mm, and belt-driven actuators between 1000-3000mm (for the most common series).
A: Lab and medical, automation machinery, marine, food processing, packaging, 3D printing, in-cabin use for off-highway, kiosk, AGV's and many other industries.