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Endless Gear Rack and Pinion Modular Linear Actuator - drylin® EGW

Are you looking for a linear system for long travels?  Then discover our Endless Gear linear actuator with rack and pinion drive.  If rail profiles could be attached endlessly, it would even be possible to control several carriages in parallel or independently of each other. Users could also easily extend travels at a later point in time thanks to the rack and pinion segments - similar to a toy train. 

The drylin EGW modular system provides you with everything from one source - from linear guide and carriages to chains and cables for energy supply. If required, we will deliver your kit ready to install, including motor and control system.

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Product presentation of the EGW: Endless Gear linear module

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  • Rack and pinion elements modularly (endlessly) expandable
  • For applications > 2,000mm
  • For movements with high dynamics
  • Separate operation of several linear carriages possible at the same time
  • Prepared for connecting drylin® electric motors

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  • Suitable for drylin® W standard rail WS-20
  • Linear carriage with exchange bearing for bearing changes
    directly on the rail
  • Available ready for installation with motor and control system
  • Efficient use of the carrier linear guide

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  • Load 200N, speed 1m/s, room temperature,
    total stroke length 15,000mm/cycle,
    tested for 45,000 cycles

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  • 100% self-lubricating through the use of igus®
    high-performance polymers in all bearing points
  • Maintenance-free due to self-lubricating igus®
    high-performance polymers
  • igus® has been an investor in Mura
    Technology from the very beginning and is advancing chemical recycling. From plastic waste to crude oil in 20 minutes.  Learn more here

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drylin® linear module EGW-20 with rack and pinion drive

  • Linear guide: drylin® W
  • Motor: drylin® E NEMA34 stepper motor with encoder
  • Stroke length: 8,000mm
  • Design: modular, consisting of five rail segments
  • Load: centric 200N
  • Speed: 1 m/s
  • Test cycles: target 250,000 test cycles/achieved 250,000 test cycles

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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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