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Flexible solutions and great variety – drylin® W profiled rail guides

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. Among other parts, 14 different profile rails and more than 50 carriage versions are available.  The individual components are combined following the principle of a modular system.

The individual elements of this profile guide can be easily selected in the online shop. Another benefit is that, in combination with other products from igus® GmbH, they make possible sophisticated solutions for technical designs.

drylin® innovations 2021 - Get to know the new linear rail in installation size 16 and the matching linear carriage now

Tech up, cost down: we will always give you at least one of the two. That is our profession and what we have offered for many years. The challenges of the "upside-down" year of 2021 have spurred us on to improve our efforts. Experience the drylin® innovations 2021.


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The components of the drylin® W profile guide

Profile rails

drylin® W profile rail

  • 14 rail profiles
  • Lengths of up to 4000mm
  • As single or double rail

Purchase profile rails here

Profile carriage

drylin® W profile carriage

  • More than 50 carriage options
  • Carriage widths from 54mm to 195mm
  • Carriage lengths from 60mm to 250mm

Purchase profile carriage here

Linear housing

drylin® W linear housing

  • Zinc die-casting, aluminium or stainless steel
  • Round or square design
  • Also with adjustable bearing clearance

Purchase pillow blocks here

Variety with the modular construction kit principle

The benefits at a glance:

  • 14 rail profiles, 50 carriage versions
  • 100% maintenance-free and lubrication-free
  • Corrosion-resistant and hygienic
  • Wear-resistant
  • Resistant to dirt, dust and humidity
  • 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

Longer product life cycle


drylin® linear technology uses  not a single drop of lubricating oil . In addition, our tribologically optimised materials produce less microabrasion than commercially available plastics.  Longer service life also has a positive net effect on the environment.

No lubricants required

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The variety of drylin® W right on your desk

With its extensive modular system, drylin® W profile guides offer greatest product diversity. See for yourself the benefits of our drylin® W profile guides with our sample box.

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Liners for a large number of applications

The polymer liners are cost-effective, maintenance and lubrication-free and can be deployed in a wide range of applications. The various materials offer versatile specifications to withstand various environmental conditions and influences.

  • For -100 to +250 °C (iglidur® X)
  • Completely maintenance-free
  • 100% lubrication-free
  • Cost-effective
  • Simple replacement

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drylin® W liners

replacing the drylin® W plain bearing liner

Replace liners even more easily

Quick change – smart and time-saving

With the innovative WJ200UMA-01-AL pillow block from the drylin® W product range, it is possible to replace liners without any disassembly work being required.
The tool supplied makes it possible to exchange the liner within seconds. This saves valuable time and costs!

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The smart drylin® W carriage

Not only quick to replace, but also smart

The easy introduction to the world of Industry 4.0. This drylin® carriage continuously tells you how long the liners will last. Replacement is the same, but now it can be performed at the perfect time.

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Configure a complete system

You can use the drylin® linear guides expert to quickly and easily configure an individual linear guide for your application in just five steps.

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Selected application examples

drylin® W profile guide systems can be perfectly adapted to individual requirements and can therefore be used for a large number and variety of applications.

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Do you attend school or university and need assistance? Free samples, expertise, catalogues and thesis publication – we will give you all the support you need.  Contact us here.


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drylin® test laboratory

Tested and proven.

Our drylin® products are tested in a test laboratory under a variety of conditions to ensure that they function reliably even in tough environments. Here we show you what is tested and how, and what happens to our test data. You can even have your application tested at igus®.

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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, Bosch Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mention on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH