Stainless Steel Linear Guide System


Igus® Inc., the industry-leading developer of iglide® plastic bearings, DryLin® linear bearings and guide systems and Energy Chain® cable carriers, today introduced a stainless steel version of its popular DryLin W compact linear guide system. The new stainless steel guide system is corrosion-resistant, and like all DryLin linear guide systems, it is self-lubricating and maintenance free. Stainless steel DryLin W is ideal for harsh environments such as underwater, chemical and wash down, or for applications ranging from packaging to food and beverage, textile and marine. It can also withstand extreme temperatures as high as 482 degrees Fahrenheit. Unlike traditional stainless steel ball-bearing systems, DryLin W is made with solid 316 stainless steel which maximizes both performance and corrosion resistance. Stainless steel DryLin W is available as a combination of two supported round shafts in one bolt-on profile, or a split rail configuration. Each option provides its own unique advantages. The single profile round-rail option lowers the cost of an application and eliminates time-consuming shaft alignment and assembly. The split rail option emphasizes design flexibility. If the acting forces project beyond the slide or space is limited, the split rails can be assembled at a 90-degree angle. The stainless steel carriages include plastic glide elements made of iglide J. For higher temperature resistance, the plastic liners can be made from iglide T500 for the 20 millimeter size. DryLin linear guide systems are an ideal replacement for re-circulating ball bearings due to their maintenance-free, oil-free and self-lubricating operation. Unlike ball bearings, contaminants cannot build up in DryLin. This prevents malfunction and shaft damage. DryLin bearings and guide systems have a low coefficient of friction, are corrosion-resistant and wear-resistant. The DryLin family also includes DryLin R linear plain bearings, DryLin T linear slides, DryLin N micro slides, DryLin slide tables and DryLin S anodized aluminum shafting.
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