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drylin® N low-profile linear slides

lightweight, space-efficient and cost-effective

  • available in 4 different sizes
  • quiet operation
  • self-lubricating and maintenance-free
  • corrosion resistant
  • clamps and end caps available
  • available as linear actuator (SLN)

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drylin® N low-profile linear slides for small installation spaces

drylin® N low-profile linear slides consist of profile rails and die-cast or plastic carriages. The self-lubricating sliding elements are made of high-performance iglide® polymers. Designed for applications with very limited installation space, their height is as low as 6 to 12 mm (0.24 to 0.47 inches). Pre-loaded versions available to both define the drive force and reduce noise from vibrations.

drylin® N low-profile guide rails for linear applications with compact installation space  
Guide rails

  • heights available: 6 mm (0.24”), 9.5 mm (0.37”), 12 mm (0.47”)
  • widths available: 17 mm (0.67”), 27 mm (1.1”), 40 mm (1.57”), 80 mm (3.15”)
  • clear anodized aluminum, black anodized aluminum for anti-reflection
  • no cutting charges
  • available with or without mounting holes

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drylin® N carriages for linear applications with compact installation space  

  • Materials available: 
    • high-performance iglide® polymers
    • zinc casting with clip-on or overmolded plastic liner
    • zinc die-casting with thread hole
    • zinc casting with clip-on or overmolded plastic liner
    • pre-loaded prism slide available               

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Why choose drylin® N low-profile linear slides?

Miniature linear guides for small installation spaces  

in harsh environments


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

drylin® T miniature guide rail assembly

Linear rails with a compact design in 4 installation sizes

drylin® T miniature guide rail assemblies also offer low-profile dimensions at a 40% higher load bearing capacity (up to 315 lbf (1,400 N) than drylin® N assemblies.

drylin® T miniature guide

drylin® T miniature guide  


drylin® N low-profile rail assemblies are available in various rail heights and widths and are suitable for installation in tight spaces. High-performance materials and an efficient, simple design were used for these low-cost assemblies, suitable for a wide variety of industrial applications.

drylin® N for use in furniture manufacturing

Adjustable work surfaces:

a sliding table as part of a yacht’s or mobile home’s interior
combines space-savings with smooth and quiet operation.

Furniture Design

drylin® N for use in 3D Photography

Easy to use and highly functional

Instead of investing in elaborate expensive 3D photo equipment, two conventional cameras can be installed and aligned in a particular manner on a low-profile guide rail assembly to allow the creation of three-dimensional images.

Desk or cabinet drawers:

Self-lubricating low-profile design with lightweight materials.

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A customized drylin® N low-profile guide system for your linear application in only 5 steps.

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

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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