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Miniature linear actuators that are grease-free & ideal for tight installation spaces

Don’t have much space to spare for your machine? Our drylin® miniature linear actuators are perfect for fitting into tight installation spaces. They are designed with high-performance polymer bearings, blocks and aluminum profiles, which make for very lightweight systems, and can be outfitted with stepper, dc or ec motors. You can utilize multiple lead screw pitches, including our dryspin® screws and nuts, which offer a longer lifetime, more efficiency, and quieter operation compared to many other lead screw systems. Our SLN and SLT systems are also available in configurations that include anti-backlash and radial clearance adjustment for better accuracy. Ideal applications for drylin® miniature linear actuators include lab machinery and instruments, small benchtop CNC routers, cutters and 3D printers, and kiosk/vending machines.

  • Compact design
  • Lightweight& fits into tight spaces
  • High-performance polymer bearings
  • Aluminum profile
  • Stepper, DC, EC motors available
Configure a miniature linear actuator to your specific requirements:
  • With just a few clicks, find the right SLT or SLN linear module with lead screw drive and submit an order or request a quote
  • Make entries and choose the appropriate proposal
  • Add to shopping cart and checkout, or request a quote
  • Download parts list as PDF files
Use the Linear Actuator Configurator
Linear Actuator Configurator laptop

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Miniature SLN

Miniature Lead Screw Actuators: SLN

  • Single parts made from aluminum and polymer
  • Self-lubricating and very compact
  • 3 carriage types
  • Axis mounted on plain bearings or ball bearings
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SLNV miniature actuator

SLNV miniature actuator

  • Precise adjustment due to pre-load prism slide
  • For stroke lengths of up to 250mm
  • Clearance reduction through pre-load
  • Lead screw with plain or ball bearing
  • Self-locking with trapezoidal thread Tr6x2
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Miniature SLNV linear actuator with motor

Miniature SLNV linear actuator with motor

  • Lead screw motor for high precision
  • Can be configured with four dryspin thread pitches
  • Can be extended with initiator kit
  • Clearance reduction in z and y directions
Miniature SLNV linear actuator with motor

SLT-BB: Slimline lead screw driven actuator

  • Low-profile structure through lateral lead screw arrangement, and variable pitch
  • Adjustable drylin T miniature carriage
  • Lead screw arrangement selectable - left or right

SLTP: Injection molded, low-cost

  • 3D printing used for injection molded actuators
  • Very fast assembly due to few components
  • Carriage with lots of fastening options

ZLN-40: Miniature Belt-Driven Linear Actuator

  • Low profile, 27mm height
  • Vertical load from 30N
  • With NEMA stepper motors and EC/BLDC DC motors
  • Delivery from 48 to 72 hours after receipt of order
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Lead screw stepper motors for miniature linear actuators

For a motorized low-profile linear module lead screw drive, igus sells powerful lead screw stepper motors. The motors are offered in three sizes: NEMA11, NEMA17 and NEMA23. The combination with a dryspin lead screw guarantees precise centering and a long service life for minitature linear actuators.
  • 3 installation sizes with or without strand
  • Available ready to connect
  • With or without encoder
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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



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