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drylin® W profile rail guides

Ready-to-install system or modular system. The variety of potential uses of drylin® W profile rail guides arises from the large number of different components that can be combined with each other. We offer over 50 different profiles (installation sizes / geometry / surfaces), many linear plain bearings and linear carriages. drylin® W is suitable for use in all sectors, whether in the food sector, machine tool construction, interior or DIY. All components incl. rails can be ordered in the desired length from the online shop. 

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The components of the drylin® W profile guide

Profile rails

drylin® W profile rail
  • Over 50 different rail profiles
  • Single rail, double rail, high profiles 
  • Rail length up to 4,000mm
  • To the profile rails
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Profile carriage

drylin® W profile carriage
  • Ready-to-install carriages for double rails
  • Length, width and function selectable
  • Variants with the same dimensions as recirculating ball bearings
  • To the linear carriages
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Linear housing

drylin® W linear housing
  • Housing made of plastic, zinc die-casting and aluminium, stainless steel 
  • Liners made from seven igus® high-performance polymers 
  • Many functions such as pretension, clearance adjustment, manual clamp, etc. 
  • ​​​​​​​To the linear housings​​​​​​​
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Application examples

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The weed control robot from AIGRO UP with drylin® W profile rails and linear housing from igus®.
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MAX Velolift

The MAX Velolift from Rad9 for assembly of bicycles with the drylin® W double rail and linear housing from igus®.
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Municipal vehicle

The municipal vehicle from Fiedler with the drylin® W double rail WS and drylin® W pillow block from igus®.
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The SLIDE from InGymNeering consists of the drylin® W profile guide and the drylin® W pillow block from igus®.
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Variety with the modular construction kit principle

The benefits at a glance:

  • 14 rail profiles, 50 carriage versions
  • 100% free of maintenance and lubrication
  • Corrosion-resistant and hygienic
  • Wear-resistant
  • Resistant to dirt, dust and humidity
  • Extremely quiet operation
  • Up to 40% more cost-effective than recirculating ball bearing guides
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Why choose drylin® W profile guides?


Less installation time

Quicker assembly thanks to double rails instead of two single rails mounted in parallel
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Great variety of materials

For a large number of applications (e.g. automation, food industry, medical technology, pharmaceuticals industry)
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More ergonomics

Curved rails provide more design freedom, for example in workstations
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Smooth running

Carriage with hybrid roller bearings for smoother running
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With extremely light carbon rail material
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More variability

in design thanks to flexible distances with parallel single rails

drylin® W hybrid roller bearings

If you want it to run very smoothly

In a hybrid linear bearing, a combination of plain and roller bearings work together: integrated rollers achieve low drive forces, while the sliding effect of the plain bearings protects against lateral forces. This combination enables the absorption of abusive forces:

1. Reduction of the coefficient of friction
2. Reduction of the required drive force
3. Function of the system without restricting the 2:1 rule
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profile guides

drylin® W profile guides

Robust, vibration-dampening for high loads and a long service life

The concept of the linear plain bearing differs from the linear bearings with recirculating ball bearing guides in the type of movement. Plain bearings don't roll, they slide. The bearing elements are not separated from each other by rolling steel balls, but are sliding directly on the rail or shaft without a rolling element. 



drylin® linear technology does not use a single drop of lubricating oil. In addition, our tribologically optimised materials produce less micro-abrasion than commercially available plastics. Longer service life also has a positive net effect on the environment.
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General information about drylin® W

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