My contact person
Select location

After selection of your ZIP code, we designate the relevant staff to attend to you at once.


Linear shafts drylin® R

Linear shaft products

Linear shafts

Linear shafts drylin® R for linear applications
  • Hard anodised aluminium
  • Also made of steel, hard chrome stainless steel
  • 6-60mm outer diameter
Buy linear shafts

Supported linear shafts

Supported linear shafts drylin® R
  • Aluminium, hard anodised
  • Also made of steel or stainless steel
  • Supported or partly supported
Buy supported shafts

Stainless-steel linear shafts

Stainless-steel linear shafts drylin® R
  • 6 to 50mm diameter
  • Also in hard-chromed version 
  • Corrosion-resistant
Buy stainless-steel shaft

Why choose drylin® R shaft guides?


One to one replacement very easy

Thanks to dimensions identical with commercially available shaft guides with recirculating ball bearing systems
Property icon

FDA compliance with stainless steel

Can also be deployed in the food industry and the pharmaceutical industry as hygiene is provided
Property icon

High precision

Thanks to adjustable bearing clearance at the sliding elements
Property icon

Tough and flexible

Thanks to absorbing forces from all directions
drylin® R is especially quiet

Quiet operation

Low vibration and quiet movement 
Property icon

Resistant to dirt

Thanks to lubrication-free sliding elements that push away the dirt on the running surfaces of the shafts

drylin® R linear round guide

The benefits at a glance

  • Hard-anodised aluminium shafts for optimum running performance
  • VA stainless-steel shafts for high corrosion resistance
  • Hardened steel and stainless steel shafts
  • Metal-free carbon shafts
  • Linear shafts with or without support

The light linear shaft made of carbon

The shaft made of CFK Composite is especially light and strong

The carbon linear shaft is a lot lighter than linear shafts made of aluminium or stainless steel. The carbon shaft is used wherever weight needs to be reduced in design.
The X-ray transparency is another advantage of the carbon fibre. So the material is often used in medical or measurement technology.
  • Extremely lightweight
  • X-ray transparent
  • High strength and resistant
  • Non-metallic
  • Non-magnetic
Buy carbon fibre shaft
Linear shaft made of carbon

Shaft end support for drylin® R linear shafts

For the assembly of parallel linear shafts

  • Material: aluminium
  • Moveable or fixed version (with through hole)
  • for shaft diameters of 8mm to 40mm
Buy shaft end support
Shaft end support for linear shafts drylin® R

Shaft end block for drylin® R linear shafts

Easy assembly, secure grip

igus® offers the drylin® R shaft end blocks in different versions and for shaft diameters of 6mm to 60mm, depending on the design.
  • Normal type for 8mm - 60mm diameter
  • Compact type for 6mm - 50mm diameter
  • Narrow type for 8mm - 40mm diameter
  • And as flange shaft support 12mm - 50mm diameter
Buy shaft end block
Shaft end block for drylin® R linear shafts

Application examples


drylin® R in commercial vehicle technology

drylin® R transfers the steering movement from the front to the rear wheels. 
To the article

drylin® in the laboratory

The materials used here from the drylin® R product range easily withstand the extreme conditions. 
To the article

drylin® R on wooden shafts

A height-adjustable, tiltable wooden desk.

More application examples

Take a look at some more application examples.
To the articles

The terms "Apiro", "AutoChain", "CFRIP", "chainflex", "chainge", "chains for cranes", "ConProtect", "cradle-chain", "CTD", "drygear", "drylin", "dryspin", "dry-tech", "dryway", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-loop", "energy chain", "energy chain systems", "enjoyneering", "e-skin", "e-spool", "fixflex", "flizz", "i.Cee", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "igumid", "igus", "igus improves what moves", "igus:bike", "igusGO", "igutex", "iguverse", "iguversum", "kineKIT", "kopla", "manus", "motion plastics", "motion polymers", "motionary", "plastics for longer life", "print2mold", "Rawbot", "RBTX", "readycable", "readychain", "ReBeL", "ReCyycle", "reguse", "robolink", "Rohbot", "savfe", "speedigus", "superwise", "take the dryway", "tribofilament", "triflex", "twisterchain", "when it moves, igus improves", "xirodur", "xiros" and "yes" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/ Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany and where applicable in some foreign countries. This is a non-exhaustive list of trademarks (e.g. pending trademark applications or registered trademarks) of igus GmbH or affiliated companies of igus in Germany, the European Union, the USA and/or other countries or jurisdictions.

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