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dryspin® lead screw drive
application examples

Lead screw drives are machine elements that convert rotary movement into linear motion. dryspin® lead screw drives are always based on self-lubricating plastic nuts, enabling long-lasting operation without external lubrication. dryspin® lead screw drive technology

is based on the principle of lubrication-free linear technology. The properties and geometries of the lead screw drives, which are tailored to the plastic nut and lead screw, along with the unique dryspin® technology guarantee an even longer service life and greater efficiency.

Lead screw drive application examples by industry


3D printing

3D printers

Miniature 3D printer

This 3D printer is only ten centimetres high, but prints objects of the highest quality.

Reprap xBot

A 3D printer that can produce its own essential parts quickly and precisely


Work platforms

Work platforms

Safety platform

A solution that provides more safety for work at height, for which the modular SRU safety platform for Euro pallet high-bay warehouses is used.


Vending machinery

Vending machinery

Book scanner

Lubrication-free drylin® trapezoidal lead screw nuts are used in a book scanner for the digitalisation of cultural assets.

Cup tray adjustment

Components for the automatic cup tray adjustment mechanism for a fully automatic coffee machine


Automation

Automation

Gunda automation solution

Compact automation solution with high quality that is easy to operate

Winding machine

Improved sliding properties thanks to 3D printed replacement parts in a winding machine.


Automotive

Automotive

Front spoiler

A lead screw drive that is fitted on the outside of the vehicle, is exposed to water and dirt and nevertheless functions perfectly

Tailgate drive

An electrically operated lead screw drive is responsible for opening and closing the boot lid fully automatically.

Rear bench seat adjustment

An electrically operated lead screw drive inside the vehicle for adjustment of the rear bench seat.

TV lift in a caravan

A maintenance-free, vibration-resistant, durable motorised TV lift for a caravan interior.


Rail industry

Rail industry

Gap bridging

No jamming or sluggishness during continuous sliding step operation
 

Switchgear

Use of high helix lead screw nut with flange in a switchgear ("linear switch") for a railway control panel.
 


Construction machinery

Construction machinery

Levelling device

This device assists in levelling dry fills.
 
 


DIY projects

DIY projects

DIY beer lift

Effortless raising and lowering  with the relevant load, low expenditure, no lubrication or maintenance, weather resistance.

Edge banding machine

Pool table

A drive system that can easily move a fixed, adjustable table in the pool - despite the permanent pool water environment.


Construction machinery

Facade technology

Sunblinds

No matter how much sun shines, these sun shades ensure pleasant lighting conditions in the building.


Process engineering

Fluid technology

Shut-off valve

Error-free workflow in process technology
 
 

Filling system

This machine fills paint into buckets.
 
 

Double-component mixing station

drylin® trapezoidal lead screw nuts and iglidur® high-performance polymer in two-component mixing station.
 


Beverage industry

Beverage industry

Labelling machine

Dry operating high-performance polymers from igus® enable a wide range of settings in Krones' labelling machines.

Beverage filling system

The Küppersbusch GmbH manufactures customer-specific beverage bottling systems with igus® bearing technology.


Wood Industry

Wood Industry

Paper processing machine

Clearance-free pre-loaded nuts enable precise and maintenance-free adjustment of the formats during format adjustment in the paper industry.


Camera technology

Camera technology

Camera mount

This holder is used for recordings with 3D cameras.

Installation angle adjustment

The drylin® trapezoidal lead screw nut was chosen for this application because it is lubrication-free and can be infinitely adjusted.


Food industry

Food industry

Espresso machine

An espresso machine that can be operated manually and without electricity.

Commercial kitchen equipment

Chemical-resistant and corrosion-free: maintenance-free polymer plain bearings in commercial kitchen appliances.

Wafer baking plant
 
Rugged lead screw linear system for extracting paper ice cream cones.
 

 
 


Aviation and aerospace

Aviation and aerospace

Rocket module

A rocket module that collects space debris from orbit,

Aircraft throttle

A replica of the throttle valves for simulated 737 NG and 737MAX aircraft.


Medical

Medical technology

Blister centre

A solution that compiles and blisters individual combinations for patients from up to 700 medications.

Cleanroom 3D printer

Precise, reliable cleanroom 3D printer for processing thermoplastics.

Filling system in laboratory technology

A clean bottling, which does not have to be sterile, but has to be very clean, and a low overall weight of the system

Birth simulator

Optimally simulated birth process with the SIMone birth simulator from 3B Scientific GmbH.

Laboratory unit for liquid handling

An extremely clean application of the igus products, as well as high efficiency and a fast feed

MRI robots

MRI-compatible robot

A simple installation of the parts, low maintenance effort and the best MRI compatibility
 
 

Rehabilitation equipment

In this rehabilitation device drylin® lead screw nuts are used for
format adjustment.

Laser marking system

Among other things, the use of drylin® made it possible to halve the weight
of this laser marking station for the locking of samples.


Model making

Model making

Hot wire cutter

This machine cuts figures and elements from polystyrene blocks.

Hot wire cutting machine

With this hot wire cutting machine polystyrene parts are cut, which are mainly used in model aircraft construction.


Furniture construction

Furniture making / Industrial design

Flexible media supply

A flexible media supply system that can be navigated in three dimensions to any location and disappears discreetly into the ceiling at the touch of a button.

Edge banding machine

Lubrication-free and clearance-free lead screw/nut system ensures precise glue application in edge banding machines.

Pool equipment

Pool table

A drive system that can easily move a fixed, adjustable table in the pool - despite the permanent pool water environment.


Robots

Robots

Chess computer

Thanks to the drylin® TR high helix lead screw nuts used in two chess computers, large strokes can be covered in a very short time.


Solar technology

Solar technology

Solar panel

Smooth operation under extreme ambient conditions


Textile industry

Textile industry

Leather splitting machine

Precise and durable - plastic plain bearings for a new type of leather splitting machine


Packaging industry

Packaging industry

Folding and gluing machine

When designing customer-specific folding box gluers, the special machinery manufacturer Bernhardt Maschinenbau relies on lubrication-free and maintenance-free linear plain bearings.


Heat and thermodynamics

Heat and thermodynamics

Folding and gluing machine

When designing customer-specific folding box gluers, the special machinery manufacturer Bernhardt Maschinenbau relies on lubrication-free and maintenance-free linear plain bearings.


Machine tools

Machine tools

M-series CNC machine

Stepcraft's CNC milling machines enable hobbyists and industrial users (such as prototype designers) to discover new freedom and turn their CAD drawings into reality.




The terms "igus", "Apiro", "CFRIP", "chainflex", "conprotect", "CTD", "drygear", "drylin", "dryspin", "dry-tech", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-loop", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-spool", "e-skin", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "plastics for longer life", "print2mold", "readycable", "readychain", "ReBeL", "robolink", "speedigus", "tribofilament", "triflex", "xirodur" and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany, and, where applicable, in some foreign countries.
igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM, Parker, Bosh Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mentioned on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH.