Bearings

Higher efficiency in production

Higher efficiency in production

Igus is now demonstrating what plastic can do with its first Drylin W linear bearing, which consists entirely of tribopolymers. The linear bearing has been specially developed for light linear movements. Weighing only 10 grams, it is ideal for transportable applications; it is quick to assemble, vibration-damping and lubricant-free. Due to the injection moulding process, it is very cost-effective. The injection-moulded design also reduces the weight, which significantly reduces the required drive energy of the linear system.

Durable, lightweight and low-cost: that is the new Drylin W linear bearing from Igus. It is made entirely of plastic and can therefore be produced quickly, easily and cost-effectively by injection moulding. The linear bearing film and the linear housing are combined in one component, which simplifies handling from the bearing to assembly. In contrast to classic linear bearings, which have a metal housing, the all-plastic bearing can now save up to 84 percent in weight. This means that less mass has to be moved, which reduces power, motor performance and energy consumption.

Especially for newcomers to linear technology who need a simple linear guide, for example to adjust table-top devices, cameras, sensors or monitors, the 10-gram slim bearing in size 10 offers several advantages. The all-plastic bearing is made of the tribologically optimised high-performance plastic Iglidur JB, which makes it lubricant- and maintenance-free, dust- and dirt-resistant and durable. The black material is characterised by the lowest friction values in dry operation and a very low stick-slip tendency. Even loads of up to 25 Newtons are no problem for the plastic bearing, as shown by tests in Igus' own 3,800 square metre laboratory in Cologne. At the same time, the bearing is impact-resistant and robust, yet elastic and also damping, so that vibrations can be absorbed and dissipated.

Cost-effective Econ system in an elegant design

The new bearing can be mounted very easily on all Drylin W single rails as well as double rails. If the user is looking for an inexpensive linear guide, the clear anodised Drylin W aluminium rails WS-CA are a good choice. In combination of the two materials - the silver aluminium and the black colour of the bearing - users get a complete solution in a simple noble design.

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