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The alternative linear rail guide – drylin® T

Variety and simple 1:1 replacement

Glide instead of roll – the drylin® T linear rail guide is based on that principle. In the process, the drylin® T rail guide makes the exchange from a recirculating ball bearing system to a gliding system as easy as possible. Regarding connector and hole dimensions, the drylin® linear rails and linear carriages are identical to conventional recirculating ball bearing systems. The centrepiece of the guide carriage consists of lubrication-free and extremely long-life sliding elements made of igus® high-performance polymers. Quick and easy to handle and maintenance-free in use. The rail guides made of hard-anodised aluminium are tough and corrosion-resistant.

Linear rails

drylin® T rail guide  

Robust and rust-proof


Length of up to 4000mm
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Guide carriages

drylin® T guide carriage for drylin® T linear rail  

Manual clamp optional

Also as low-profile model

Automatic bearing clearance optional
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Complete Set

drylin® T complete set  

Rail and guide carriage

Manual clamp optional

Also as low-profile model

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Why choose drylin® T rail guides?

One to one replacement very easy

Connector and hole dimensions identical to conventional recirculating ball bearing systems

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High load capacity

Robust design makes fill weights of up to 14,000 N possible

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Precise carriage guidance

Clearance adjustment of 0.02mm - 0.15mm
optional clearance adjustment:

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Lubrication and maintenance-free

The fact that no lubrication is necessary means less maintenance and maintenance costs for you.

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No minimum order value

We manufacture and deliver from batch size 1 

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Individual manufacture

Rail guide deliverable in desired lengths of up to 4,000 mm


The alternative rail guide

Identical connector and hole dimensions.

Bosch Rexroth: FNS • FLS • SNS • SLSS • NH • SLH • FNN • SNN
Rollon: MRS • MRS-L
Rodriguez: BRH-A • BRH-AL • MSR-E • MSR-LE
Romani: HRC-FN

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drylin® T miniature guide for small installation spaces

Linear guide with a compact design in 4 installation sizes

The dimensions of the miniature guide from the drylin® T product range are identical to most commercially available miniature recirculating ball bearing systems. The compact design makes the system of miniature guides especially suitable for small installation spaces. The simple and effective rail guide is tough and cost-effective.  
With the TWE-04, igus® provides a guide carriage with adjustable bearing clearance for miniature guides.

drylin® T miniature guide

drylin® T miniature linear guides  

Selected application examples

The drylin® T rail guides are identical in terms of design and dimensions with a large number of recirculating ball bearing systems. This makes one to one replacement very easy. The robust rail guide additionally guarantees a long service life of up to 50,000 km.

drylin® T in welding technology

Long service life and low costs

The drylin® TK--01-15 linear guide is not only dirt resistant. It is also extremely robust and guarantees a long service life even under extreme environmental conditions.

drylin® T in a pair of welding tongs

drylin® T in label feeding system


Rapid and flexible format adjustment, absolutely lubrication free and competitively priced – drylin® T linear guide system is the solution for such exacting standards. One further benefit is that the guide carriage is also available with a manual clamp.

drylin® T in label feeding system

drylin® T in a grinding machine

Adjustments in linear movements in cupboards, doors and more

The pressing roller in a grinding machine and the imbalance of the grinding tools are guided over a drylin® T rail in this machine from SMB MASCHINENBAU GmbH. The vibration-dampening properties of the plastic bearings provide support for the elaborate grinding process.

drylin® T in grinding machine

drylin® T in an enveloping machine

4 double strokes per second – with little clearance and maintenance-free

drylin® T rail guides are used in this enveloping machine to guide an envelope suction opener that is mounted on one side. In this application, a variable stroke of 4 to 10 mm and a cycle output of 4 double strokes per second. The guidance must be clearance- and maintenance-free and may not require lubrication.

drylin® T in enveloping machine

drylin® T rail with measuring system for tools

Measuring system saves a lot of time and money

Tool changing time is reduced considerably by the measuring system from the drylin®  T product range. The drilling and cutting tools in CNC processing machines are measured prior to processing and the values are entered in the computer. This means that every tool needs to be measured only once. The gauge is guided on a drylin® T rail.

drylin® T in CNC machine

More information on drylin® T rail guides

drylin® T configurator  
Complete system configured in 5 steps

A customised drylin® T rail guide for your linear application in only 5 steps.

dryspin® test laboratory  

More than 500 experiments per year in the 250 m² large test laboratory.


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