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Igus linear guides carrying more weight

Igus’ DryLin W linear guide is now available in size 25 with
lubrication free, dirt resistant linear technology that can withstand the
weight of a mid-size car.

DryLin W was originally developed as a lubrication free,
inexpensive alternative to linear guide systems that run on ball bearings. The
flexible, modular design, available with various accessories, allowed for more
design freedom than traditional linear guide systems.

DryLin W systems all rely on igus’ proven plastic linear
plain bearing materials, the most common being J200, which was specifically
formulated to achieve the best wear resistance and lowest friction against
hard-anodized aluminum guide rails.

Like all members of the DryLin W family, the new size 25
model consists of three basic elements: a guide rail made of hard-anodized
aluminum, the bearing housings made of a zinc die casting, and the plastic
bearing liner, made of the tribo-optimized plastic iglide J200.

The W25 guide rail is available in two configurations: the
first is a single-sided 25mm bearing rail that spaces the two guide shafts 129
mm apart.

The advantage of the double rail is that it eliminates the
need for shaft alignment, easing assembly. The single rail offers the customer
the ability to place them wherever the application demands.

Rails are available from stock in lengths up to 4 m, and
compared to the other DryLin W sizes, these new dimensions allow for a higher
load capacity.

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