This device allows automatic lowering of urns at burial. The lowering mechanism needs to be especially free from maintenance, dirt and temperature-resistant and is silent due to its special field of application. This could be achieved only by the use of drylin® R linear guide systems. The guide is of a high stiffness and stability and can be mounted as supporting part of the construction. Inside the actuating mechanism is also the position sensor, which is responsible for releasing the urn at its lowest point. This has been realized with a drylin® N miniature linear guide.