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drylin® linear plain bearings application examples

drylin® - Linear plain bearings move on gliding elements unlike the common recirculating ball bearing systems. These glide elements made of high performance polymers can in principle be produced from all iglidur® materials. For this reason, the advantages of the various iglidur® bearing materials are available for the drylin® linear technology. However the iglidur® J is best suited for most linear applications due to its low-wear and low-friction properties. Hence the drylin® linear bearings are equipped with this material. This application overview shows you highly varying application areas for maintenance-free linear guide systems made with the drylin® range.

Search from over 250 applications of our customers

In a wide range of industries, solutions are technically improved and costs saved by the use of drylin® linear plain bearings.

Carpenters rely on drylin linear guides and telescopic rails

drylin telescopic rails ensure smooth and maintenance-free movement in furniture

Blister centre

igus bearing technology in an automated blister centre. Automated medicine handling for chemist shops/pharmacies: with over 7,500 systems installed worldwide, Rowa Systems from Becton Dickinson is a clear leader in this market segment.

Ready-to-install components for labelling machines

Numerous rotary and linear bearings from the igus® product range are not the only ones installed in KHS GmbH's labelling machines.

Linear guide
components for 3D printers

fabmaker relies on proven linear guide components for 3D printers.

Medical assistance system

This year’s Gold award winner is a system that assists doctors with keyhole cochlea implant surgery to treat inner ear deafness and profound deafness.

3D printing machine

This year, Bronze goes to a laser-based 3D printing machine that prints metal parts made of titanium, aluminium, steel or even gold.

Solutions de mobilité pour personnes souffrant de handicaps

La technologie linéaire igus® sans entretien est utilisée dans des fauteuils roulants électriques et des systèmes thérapeuthiques de réadaptation.

Scie de long pour matériaux isolants

Des paliers sans entretien issus du système modulaire igus® simplifient l'utilisation d'une scie de long destinée à des matériaux isolants.

Movable touchscreen

This movable touchscreen system has been developed for quality checks in the company’s factories.

Fitness equipment

This fitness equipment works almost silently.

Handling and contacting module

This handling and contacting module is used for the automatic electrical measurement of individual boards in the temperature testing cabinet.

3D Printing machine

This 3D printer was constructed with almost no ready-made components.

Decoration machine

This machine decorates cakes.


This bracket is used for recordings with 3D cameras.

Stage design

In this production in the Music Theatre Poznan, a laboratory table on stage needed to be extended in the middle of the scene.

Foil welding device

With this device, plastic bags are welded.

Inverter welding set

The welding head of this welding set can be height-adjusted.

Medical sports equipment

This device is used for physiotherapy treatment for back problems.

Multi-functional gantry in lightweight design

This student project deals with the development of an NC-controlled gantry for use as a multi-function machine tool.

Ergonomic office chair

Lubrication-free plastic bearings for ergonomic office chair

Test facilities

This test system labels and checks pharmaceutical packaging.

Masterpiece in carpentry

The table tops can move in a linear direction

Wafers for the world

Sturdy lead screw linear system for extracting paper ice-cream cones.

Stage hoist

drylin® W linear guides in a lifting platform for concert hall.

Bottling plants

Positioning with maintenance-free igus® lead screw units.

Wheel winch

This wheel winch uses RJUM-05-40 bearing housings.

Camping without lubricants

Highly compact while traveling, very spacious at the campground, with the help of drylin® lead screw modules.

3D Printing machine

Lubricant-free, accurate, and very quiet: igus® components in 3D printers.

Sausage link cutting machines

Clean, durable, and maintenance-free: polymer plain bearings in the food industry.

Utility vehicle technology

linear plain bearings for steering systems on bus trailers

Tyre mounting machine

This machine enables professional and time-saving mounting and removal of bicycle tyres.

Wear-resistant linear guides

Wear-resistant linear guides ensure 50 percent longer service-life for grinding tool machinery.

Bearings for lab presses

Gliding under the most demanding conditions. Stainless steel shafts, flanged and plain bearing for lab presses.

Wooden pallet manufacturing

Dry-running linear guides and pillow block bearings lead to high service lives in wooden pallet production

Linear technology in diaper production systems

Dry-running linear technology in diaper production systems

Bottling plant in the medical and lab technology

Lubricant-free lead screw units for a bottling plant in the medical technology

Feeder magazine for furniture components

In this case, the use of igus® products is not only advantageous from a technical, but also from a financial point of view when compared to competitive products.

Pinceaux techniques

Un constructeur de machines destinées à la production de pinceaux techniques, de renommée mondiale, fait appel à des paliers lisses de la gamme igus®.

Lead screw nut in an edge-gluing machine

Lubricant and clearance-free lead screw nut system ensures precision glue dispensing on an edge-gluing machine

Shutoff valve

Plastic plain bearings in fluid technology: completely maintenance-free and lubrication-free.

Banc d'essai pour centres de contrôle

Seuls des tests complets au sol peuvent montrer si des composants conviennent aux applications dans l'espace.

Automatic multi-storey car park

Automobiles are parked and subsequently retrieved without the driver's involvement.

Lab equipment for liquid handling

Freedom from lubrication and cleanroom compatibility can be ensured with the maintenance-free steep thread nuts.

Laser marking unit

Among other things, the weight of this laser marking unit could be halved by the use of drylin®.


The drylin® spindle lift table with position indicator and handwheel is used in a coder to label cheese because of its freedom from lubricants.


A maintenance-free drylin® liner guide system was used in a sideboard to move the upper elements in a flexible manner.

Table with a concept

A drylin® linear guide has been opted in the production of a table due to its freedom from maintenance.

Plastic components in glass processing

For the precision machining in laser engraving machines, several maintenance-free plastic components are used at once.

Paper processing machines

By the use of clearance-free pretensioned nuts in format changing systems in the paper industry, a precise and maintenance-free adjustment of the formats is enabled.

Chess computer

By using drylin® TR steep thread nuts in two chess computers, large strokes can be covered in the shortest possible time.


The cover plate can be opened from the middle due to the glide rails.

Sliding worktop

The solid worktop can be moved on glide rails, increasing the working surface of the desk.

Pull-out tray in watch safe

In a very high quality watch safe, the sliding pull-out trays were implemented with linear profile guides.

Table with transverse pull-out tray

Linear plain bearings in the transverse pull-out tray of a wooden tabletop.

3D camera

Instead of using expensive 3D cameras, two regular cameras can be mounted on this device so that together they can generate a three-dimensional image.

3D camera

With this 3D camera system „3D RIG“, the focus was on ease of movement and maintenance freedom.

Work table

Noise-free and precise drylin® T-rail guides provide clearence for adjusting the height of the work tables.

Asbestos system

For this reason, drylin® linear guides and igubal® KSTM pedestal bearings are used; these need no maintenance and are not affected by the aggressive asbestos either.

Automatic door opener

This system can be used to convert any door to be opened automatically at the touch of a button.

Automatic gate

This gate, which can be opened and closed automatically, is used in sport stadiums and is folded like an accordion.

Bakery products gripper

This gripper picks up freshly baked goods from a conveyer belt and packs them in baskets.

Tape storage

This machine manages data back-up tapes. The transport movements inside are guided by drylin® N linear guides.

Drilling resistance gauge

This device measures the drilling resistance of a needle penetrating wood at high rotational speed.

Book digitalisation

This machine can scan books fully automatically, with no human intervention required.

Dental casting machine

This casting machine is used in dental laboratories to make dentures. Dentures are made with it​​.

Foil saw

The precise positioning for clean cuts was important here, as well as the fact that the entire system is maintenance-free.

Gripper for food packaging

This gripper takes packaging units from a sealing machine, turn each unit by 90 degrees and arranges them in cartons.

Mould tester

Since water is used, the linear guide must be able to work dependably under water.

Wood-packaging equipment

This equipment deals with the packaging of wood.

Inspection robot 2

By using iglidur® W300 plain bearings, reliability can be increased. The previously used ball bearings had to be oiled regularly, which is not the case with iglidur® bearings.

Camera dolly 1

This camera dolly is very quiet and easy to adjust. Thereby it allows many variations of movement.

Core box

Here a core box is being moved for emptying and is then dumped.

Small electric plane

To achieve the best flying conditions, all components must be lightweight and at the same time as durable as possible.

Machine for extreme dirt removal

A low-cost linear plain bearing with a long service life was required, which can compensate alignment faults and is as light as possible.

Medication dispenser

This machine removes medications from the original packaging and re-packages them in smaller doses.

Medical body scanner

A drylin® T linear guide system is used in this medical body scanner.


This pagepulltester is a high-precision measuring instrument for the bookbinding industry.

Measuring system for tools

A gauge is guided on a drylin® T-rail. This

Model train lift

The trains belonging to this particular model train fan can be driven automatically from the shelf onto the track.

Packing robot

Patient lift

The manus® contribution submitted here is the new development of a patient lift for ambulances for transporting patients who are able to sit in the vehicle.


This plotter is an economical solution for printing up to DIN A2 format.

Positioning frame

This frame construction allows the user to move the clamped tools, such as welding or milling equipment, along three axes, as desired.

Testing equipment for trains

Trains are tested for their electro-magnetic compatibility in a shielded hall here.

Tyre gauge

This device can measure the circumference of car tyres without the vehicle having to be moved.

Dorsal trainer

This equipment is used to train the dorsal muscles. In order to use it comfortably, the base must be adjustable.

A saw for wood trim

This saw cuts wood trim to the right length.

Sanitary elements in mobile homes

Here, sanitary elements in the bathroom unit are installed with igus® products.


The cables that connect the tractor and semi-trailer must be flexible to compensate for the different lengths of trailers.

Foam cutter

The cutting wire is moved along the vertical axis by two drylin® ZLW toothed belt shafts.

Sliding door

The door, which is about 3 metres high and 1.7 metres wide, is supported by a drylin® W linear guide. The good gliding properties allow the door to be moved without any problems.

Grinding machine

All igus® products used are maintenance- free, giving the machine a long service-life.

Cutting mechanism 1

This cutting mechanism is used in the beverage industry. Several igus® products were used here.

„Drawer that slides round corners“

This smart application creates more stowage space under the bed.

Screen printing machine

Here a drylin® T linear guide is used in a high-performance screen printing machine.

Ski-jump trainer

This device can help ski jumpers to improve their jumps.

Solar silicon growth equipment

Previously, metal bearings and linear guides were used, which rusted quickly and therefore required frequent maintenance.

Deep-sea drive

This motor is to drive deep-sea robots even at 6,000 metres under the sea.

Machine for frying Spanish omelettes

Gold Award at manus® 2011: Machine for frying Spanish omelettes of Carmelo Lagunas Escudero, Spain

Adjustable arm chairs

the armrests of this chair are adjustable, to accommodate the needs of the individual user.

Adjustable dining table

Are more guests coming than you expected? That‘s no problem with this dining table, because its width can be adjusted to exactly the width you need.

Adjustment unit

A drylin® T-linear guide is used for adjustment. This easily copes with the cycle rate of 80 cycles per minute.

Video wall

This video wall was built for a Dutch television station.

Weighing system

Any movement that is to be performed here must be lubrication-free, executed free of wear and, if wear does occur, it must be free of heavy metals, etc., that could give distorted results in the chemical analysis.

Drum sanding machine

The drylin® W linear guide used as a double rail more than four metres long, making adjustment of the console easy.

Wave machine

Since the tank is filled with salt water, the components used may not be susceptible to corrosion.


This turntable is also used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Train door

At a speed of more than 350 kilometres per hour, these trains will be racing through China as of 2012, connecting Beijing and Shanghai.

5 ans sans entretien

Cette machine de coupe à longueur faisait autrefois appel à des roulements à billes. Mais ceux-ci étaient inutilisables au bout de 6 mois seulement.

Production de cartouches en aluminium

drylin® R dans une installation de production de cartouches en aluminium.

Système de butée

Un système de butée basé sur le guidage linéaire drylin® W est utilisé ici pour le perçage de précision dans du verre.

Component test / Measuring technology

In this testing station, the eddy current crack detection of components for the automotive industry is conducted with the application of drylin® T.

Leg press on fitness equipment

Maintenance-free guide and bearing in seat and footrests on a fitness equipment.

Machine d´usinage
de tôle

Ecrou pour vis trapézoïdale drylin® dans une machine d´usinage de tôle.

Thermoformeuse / emballage

drylin® W pour le positionnement de films dans une thermoformeuse.

Guidage sans fin

Des chariots drylin® N 40 sont utilisés dans ce guidage sans fin.

Alimentation en étiquettes

drylin® T dans une alimentation en étiquettes à changement de format rapide et flexible.

Welding tongs for the automotive industry

drylin® linear guide in EURO-C welding tongs for the automotive industry.

Ebavurage à la machine de pièces métalliques

Polymère plutôt que circulation de billes - guidages linéaires drylin® pour l´ébavurage à la machine.

Scieries fixes et mobiles

Paliers polymères sans entretien dans des scieries fixes et mobiles.

Appareil de préhension

Des guidages linéaires drylin® rendent ces appareils de manipulation compacts tout en étant très flexibles.

Plate-forme pétrolière

Paliers drylin® en polymères dans un appareil d´inspection de tube prolongateur off-shore.

Imprimante à jet d´encre à lit plat

drylin® W dans une imprimante à jet d´encre à lit plat.

Chaîne de convoyage

Utilisation de drylin® W pour le guidage d´une chaîne de convoyage de produits.

Séparation de bouteilles

drylin® SLW - à vis à pas inversé dans le secteur du verre pour la séparation de bouteilles.

Machine de découpe de verre

drylin® W dans l´unité de réglage d´une machine de découpe du verre.

Appareil de codage

Utilisation d´une table à vis drylin® dans l´appareil de codage pour le réglage en hauteur lors du chargement du produit à coder.

Optique d´inspection

drylin® T dans l´optique d´inspection utilisée pour le contrôle non destructif des points de braisage cachés sous des composants : le système.

Installation de mise sous pli

Guidages linéaires drylin® T assurant le guidage d´un système d´ouverture à ventouses pour enveloppes.

Machine de gravure

Une machine de gravure équipée de produits igus®, projet de fin d´études après une formation de quatre ans en automatisation.

Machine tool door

Affordable and dirt-resistant door guide in a machine tool.

Poste de mélange de deux composants

Ecrous pour vis trapézoïdales drylin® et polymères hautes performances iglidur® dans un poste de mélange à deux composants.

Centre d´usinage dans le secteur du meuble

Pour une coupe parfaite. drylin® T dans un centre d´usinage du secteur du meuble.

Positionnement de têtes de frisage

Sur cette installation de fabrication de cadres de fenêtres en aluminium, le positionnement de têtes de fraisage est assuré par une table linéaire à vis drylin®SHT.

Robot de gommage

Le robot de gommage de l'école Hans-Böckler-Schule rattachée au centre d'enseignement professionnel de la ville de Münster allie technique et histoire culturelle.

Réglage de projecteurs

Le guidage plat drylin® N en version spéciale sert au réglage de projecteurs.


Utilisation de drylin® T pour le réglage du rouleau d´appui et pour la compensation du balourd du polissoir.

Automatic welding cap changer

Automotive industry: flexible linear sliding system for automatic welding cap changer.

Tête de pose pour carrelages à petit format

Les guidages linéaires drylin® se trouvant dans la tête de pose de carreaux de petit format fonctionnent sans problème malgré la poussière et le manque de place.

Solution de stockage numérique

Même le plus petit brouillard d´huile pourrait se solder par une pertede données – ce qui explique le choix du guidage plat drylin® N fonctionnant à sec.

Entraînement électrique

Table linéaire à vis drylin®SHT : Pour les changements de format les plus variés.

Réglage de table X-Y-Z

Table à vis drylin® SHT pour le positionnement exact des outils dans les axes X-Y-Z.


Utilisation de drylin® R pour le guidage de la table de découpe.

Guidage de porte sur une machine-outil

Déplacement régulier et silencieux des portes de machines-outils grâce à drylin®.

World Skills

World Skills professional championships - 5th place in mobile robotics.

Unité linéaire à courroie crantée avec guidage

Cette unité linéaire à courroie crantée à guidage drylin® N convient aux applications ultra dynamiques.

Lampe design

En plus de l´absence totale de graisse et de lubrifiant, c´est le mouvement silencieux et régulier de ce guidage linéaire drylin® qui a été décisif pour son utilisation dans cette lampe design.

Butée de longueur

Mouvement onctueux du chariot de butée grâce à des polymères hautes performances résistants à l´usure.

Bag forming, filling and sealing machine

Maintenance-free plastic bearing defy all outer influences and provides for the required service life.

Photovoltaic tracking system

Wind, sand and sun: Plastic plain bearing for solar technology

Leather industry

Precise and durable - Polymer bearings for novel leather splitting machine.

Straightening technology

Quick, straight, precise: this is how the requirements in sheet metal machining can be summarized. Sophisticated straightening technology makes all this possible.

Screen printing machine

Maximum precision in color application, thanks to drylin®.

Screen lifter for large displays

Lifting heavy loads

Hot wire cutting machine for Styrofoam parts

Less production complexity

CNC-controlled laser cutting machine

Perfect operation

Mobile and stationary saw mills

Nothing sticks

The Qube - the cocktail machine

Maintenance-free dosing

Machine for cleaning toilet seats

Resistant against chemicals and dirt

Storage-slide unit for an automatic storage/retrieval system

Effective with little installation space

Pizza machine

Hot and cold

Winding machine for carbon fiber spools

No stick-slip

Dining table

Attractive and quiet

Adjustable biker's foot rest on motorbike

Flat and durable

Electric motor glider

Robust and vibration-reducing

Water turbine for power generation

Cost-saving and efficient

Cleaning robot

Light and clean

Student project "PLC laboratory"

High positioning accuracy

manus® Bronze: Over 170,000 Euro of benefits

Over 170,000 Euro of benefits were able to be achieved by using polymer plain bearings

Inspection device

The bearings reliably transmit the high radial centering forces with low friction and free of stick-slip and minimize the arm system's friction through their integrated start-up.

Circuit board pick and place

This novel insertion head (pick & place) for circuit board machine uses drylin® liners.

Set head for small format tiles

drylin®-supported aluminum shafts with carriage in the set head for small format tiles.

Buzz saw

Buzz saw with essentially improved operating feature by the application of drylin® linear plain bearings.

Handling device

In this application as well, glide pads made of polymer contribute toward the enhancement of the technical performance and an increase in the degree of automation.

Concrete pipe cutter

Concrete cutting machine in extremely heavy-duty operation since three years free of maintenance.

Elevator system

Exceedingly noiseless elevator system for single-family houses

Edge processing

Due to the low friction in the use of roller bearings, a complex counter force or gripping mechanism is necessary.

Leak test stand

Leak test stand for the quality control of heat exchangers.

Seat cover testing machine

Reduction of maintenance rate through polymer plain bearings in seat cover testing machine.

Art over TV - Art over flat-screen TV

Flat-screen TVs are increasingly mounted on walls. But previously pictures or paintings often hung at this place. Art over TV combines both.

Handling device

The igus® potentials enable a precise guidance and the maximum gripper speed in both directions "X" and "Y".

Helicopter load system

A novel external load system for helicopters required a low weight, high reliability with simultaneous weather resistance and freedom from maintenance.

Automated teller machines

In the redesigning of the table guidance, the focus was on a ready-to-install, cost-efficient, durable and lubricant-free bearing and guide.

Rotary indexing table

Rotary indexing table for the manufacture of plastic products: igus® guiding systems and energy chains contribute to the problem solution.

Die casting mold manufacturing

Since the switch to drylin® W, the system runs without any problem and without a stoppage.

Linear actuator

Linear actuator with toothed belt drive: All disadvantages were eliminated by the drylin® WQ guide system.

Circlip inspection

The application of drylin® linear housings and iglidur® G plain bearings enable the centering pin to have a clean and easy drive up.


Besides, there were substantial quality limitations with regard to the large clearance in the ball guide. With the igus® low profile guide system, this problem was ideally solved at a low price.

Body scanner

Body scanner for recording body parameters in a coordinate system.

Powder coating-

Conventional guide systems break down as no oil or fat whatsoever should enter the dipping bath.

Special bikes and therapeutic accessories

Plain, spherical and linear bearings made of plastic help to improve mobility and the quality of life

Cable guide on the industrial robot

With this industrial robot, a fixed pipe between the 3rd and 6th axis was replaced with a three-dimensional triflex® R energy chain.

Data storage device

The plastic bearings allowed the design department to fulfill the specifications for designing the input/output port.

Milling device

Milling device with limited clearance

Slide fastening track

Replacement of solution with lubricants in fastening device to secure aluminium sliding windows.

Injection molding machine

drylin® copes with long distances and offers a high cost reduction.


Le choix s´est porté sur les paliers lisses igus® parce qu´ils sont sans entretien, économiques et très faciles à utiliser.


Utilisation d´une table à vis hélicoïdale de grande qualité, de guidages linéaires et de rotules lisses igubal®.

PLC laboratory trainer

The aim of the concept is to demonstrate to the students how to handle a programmable logic controller (abbreviation: PLC) in an attractive way.

Appareil à ultravide

Les paliers lisses en igus® ont assuré la flexibilité et la précision requise malgré des températures parfois très élevées (jusqu´à 180°C lors du chauffage de l´appareil).

Center armrest

iglidur® polymer bearings / drylin® linear slide bearings in center armrest


For the equipment made for the film "Chrysalis", only high quality materials were used.

Fence post

As the air in the machinery is very dusty, no lubricants may be used in the production process.

Assembly press for air conditioning unit

Using drylin® T linear guide and iglidur® PRT slewing ring bearings, the movement under the press and the pivoting of the parts to be assembled is mastered.

Folding and gluing machines

When it comes to designing customer-specific folding box gluing machines, special machine constructor Bernhardt Maschinenbau relies on lubricant and maintenance-free linear plain bearings.

Horizontal forming, filling and sealing machines

On these horizontal forming, filling and sealing machines, the total freedom from maintenance over the machines' entire life cycle was particularly important for the customer.

Centre d'usinage CNC

On trouve des paliers polymères légers, robustes et sans graisse dans des machines-outils et des centres d'usinage de nombreux secteurs industriels.

Sliding sunshade

While designing the sliding sunshade, much emphasis was placed upon a dirt- and weather-resistant bearing and guidance.

Safety door adjustment

In this safety door adjustment application in a washing plant, a drylin® W linear guide with integrated rollers was chosen.

drylin® linear axes in inspection installations

Visual inspection of very large numbers of small components: The job of automating this task has been taken on by Gefra GmbH in Friedewald/ Westerwald

drylin® E in filling system

Maintenance-free drylin E room linear robot from igus enables optimum use of the available installation space in filling plant of M2-Automation

Application examples from other product areas