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drylin® SAW

igus® drylin® SAW linear units perform convincingly compared to a competitor's product

In its in-house test laboratory, the Cologne motion plastics® specialist compared its cost-effective and completely self-lubricating drylin® SAW linear units with a competitor's product in a test of wear and functional performance. The nut of the competitor's rail broke after only 8,040 cycles. The drylin® SAW unit, in contrast, continued functioning perfectly even after more than 90,000 cycles at four times the speed.

Test parameterCompetitionigus®
Strokes125 mm130 mm
Axial load11 lbsFrom 6 lb to 34 lbs
Speed50 rpm400 rpm (50 % ED) 
Test run8,040 cycles> 90.000
Testing distance1.2 mi14.3 mi 
Test resultFailedStill functions 


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