Inquiry / Contact
igus® inc.

PO BOX 14349

East Providence

RI 02914

+1 800 521 2747
+1 401 438 7270

drylin® W linear rail for smooth gliding

Low-cost modular design promotes design flexibility

drylin® W linear rails were developed to promote design flexibility and quick assembly in both single and double rail configurations. All drylin® W linear rails are equipped with iglide® high-performance polymer liners, significantly reducing friction and extending service life.

What are the benefits of the drylin® W modular system?

  • a wide variety of single and double rails
    • single rails provide flexibility for their customized solution
    • double rails facilitate assembly and reduce the risk of misalignment
  • anodized aluminum or 316 (1.4571) stainless steel
  • a wide variety of carriage assembly options (single and double rail)
  • self-lubricating and maintenance-free
  • quiet operation
  • up to 40% more cost-effective than recirculating ball bearings

Visit the drylin® W shop

drylin® W linear rail components

Guide rails

drylin® W profile rail  

  • round, square and curved rails
  • lengths of up to 4,000 mm (157 inches)
  • no rail cutting charge


Purchase guide rails here

Carriage assemblies

drylin® W carriage assemblies  

  • single-piece mono carriage available for easy assembly
  • a wide variety of carriage assembly options
  • adjustable bearing clearance options
  • for curved rails
  • available with preload
  • available with hand clamp

Purchase carriage assemblies here

Pillow blocks

drylin® W Pillow blocks  

  • available in zinc die-cast, aluminum or 316 (1.4571) stainless steel
  • available with rolling hybrid for reduced friction
  • adjustable bearing clearance options
  • available with preload
  • available with hand clamp

Purchase pillow blocks here

Why choose drylin® W linear rail assemblies?


in harsh environments


withstand higher shock loads than ball bearings

Corrosion Resistant  
Corrosion resistant

available in 316 stainless steel


reduce weight by up to 75%


no external lubrication

Quiet operation

four times quieter than ball bearings

Fast and easy bearing liner replacement

Replace liners without the need for component disassembly

Keep maintenance to a minimum by replacing bearing liners with a simple tool while the carriage remains installed on the rail.

Buy WJ200UMA pillow block

drylin liners  

Bearing liners for a wide variety of applications

Low-cost and maintenance-free

Self-lubricating polymers and an extensive selection of material components contribute to the versatility of iglide® sliding elements.

  • For use at -148 to +482 °F (iglide® X-T500)
  • low moisture absorption
  • chemical resistance
  • low coefficients of friction with hard-anodized aluminum
  • excellent wear-resistance
  • FDA compliant material safe for direct food contact
  • FDA compliant for use in the pharmaceutical sector

Learn more about plain bearing liners

Order your free drylin® W sample box

Learn about the wide variety of bearing slider materials and their applications.

Request drylin® W sample box

drylin w sample box  


drylin® W profile rail assemblies for a wide variety of industrial applications

drylin® W in robotic retraction system

Double rail and linear mono-slide carriage assembly

drylin® W in robotic retraction system

drylin® W in a pick and place machine

Belt drive system, gantry with stepper motors, continuous flex cables and energy chain cable carrier

drylin® W in a pick and place machine

CNC milling machine

Styrofoam dust, consisting of electrostatically charged styrofoam particles created during milling, settles on machine components and clogs conventional linear bearings within a relatively short period of time.  Extensive maintenance is necessary for which machine components need to be disassembled.  The dry-running drylin® linear guide rail assembly for all axes eliminates maintenance.

CNC milling machine

Blume Systeme GmbH Labeling Systems

Close-up view of the adjustment unit of the Tamper Evident labeler, a compact unit used in the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics industries. On display are the grey sliding elements made of maintenance-free and self-lubricating iglide® high-performance polymers, suitable for harsh environments.

Blume Systeme GmbH Labeling Systems

Blume Systeme GmbH Tamper Evident Labeler

Vertical printhead adjustment by means of an SLW linear actuator based on drylin® W guide rail assemblies.

Blume Systeme GmbH Tamper Evident Labeler

Learn more about drylin® W guide rails

drylin® configurator  
drylin® linear guide rail expert tool

Your customized guide rail assembly in 5 easy steps.

drylin® test laboratory  

More than 500 drylin® tests annually in the 41,200 sq. ft. test laboratory

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