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Efficient dryspin® lead screw technology with new pitches

Lubrication-free alternative to ball screws - immediately available in five new screw sizes:

The new pitches from igus supplement the dryspin® high helix lead screw range. For the new screw sizes 6.35x2.54 LH, 12.7x12.7 as well as 10x3, 16x10, 20x5 and 5x10, dryspin now offers the matching high helix lead screws as well as high helix lead lead screw nuts.
With optimised threads, high efficiency, rounded thread flanks for vibration-free/quiet operation and asymmetrical threads for a long service life, dryspin high helix threads are a cost-effective technological alternative.

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Tech up

  • The new dryspin® lead screws with pitches of 6.35x2.54 LH, 12.7x12.7, 10x3, 16x10, 20x5 and 5x10
  • Quiet due to the rounded tooth geometry
  • Up to 30% longer service life thanks to asymmetry 

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Cost down

  • Online lead screw configuration tool 
  • Live price display  
  • Lead screw machining online without CAD knowledge 

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  • Service life can be calculated online 
  • Tested: up to 25% less wear: Go to service life calculator
  • Corrosion-resistant due to material AISI 304
  • Online configuration with plausibility check
  • Selection security, 2D PDF and 3D step model included

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  • Lubrication-free operation
  • Easy to clean 
  • Required length without waste
  • igus® supports the circular economy of plastics and is investing in chemical recycling. Learn more about this topic at

The igus® new products in the online catalogue

motion plastics® ... It's our job!

Also this year, we can start the presentation of our new products at full digital speed. You will find a summary of the new products from igus bearing technology in the online catalogue. 
Enjoy browsing and if you don't find something you urgently need, please contact us. We are always curious about new solutions.

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Dimension DS10x3

dryspin® technology beats competitors and trapezoidal thread

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Test parameter

Load: 50N
stroke: 140mm
speed: 450rpm
Test duration: 150,000 cycles

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Y = wear rate [μm/km]

1. Competitors' geometry 10x3 / PET + PTFE
2. TR10x3/AISI 304 iglidur® J/injection moulding
DS10x3/AISI 304 iglidur® J/injection moulding

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Test result

The evaluation of the wear test for the product with the dimensions 10x3 made of stainless steel showed that our dryspin® thread Ds10x3 can achieve a wear rate up to 25% lower, a service life up to 25% longer and greater efficiency compared to the competition and the trapezoidal thread Tr10x3 .

Higher efficiency, longer service life

This is what dryspin® technology can do

The patented dryspin high helix thread technology was developed by igus in 2015 and offers numerous advantages compared to conventional high helix threads. Due to the flat thread angle, they convert the exerted power efficiently into a translational movement.
With features and shapes matching the plastic nut and lead screw, dryspin thereby provides an even longer service life and more efficiency for high helix threads. Due to the rounded tooth geometry, the contact area between lead screw and nut is reduced, and the lead systems operate quietly and without vibration under load.
The larger spaces between the individual dryspin threads result in a higher share (factor 1.3) of tribologically optimised polymer in the threads. More wear-resistant material and higher levels of efficiency are crucial for a service life that is up to five times longer compared to conventional high helix threads.

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The products at a glance:

Cylindrical lead screw nut
with spanner flat

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Cylindrical lead screw nut with spanner flat

Flange lead screw nut
with spanner flat

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Flange lead screw nut with spanner flat

Suitable lead screws

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Suitable lead screws


I would be happy to answer your questions personally

Thorben Hendricks

Leiter Geschäftsbereich
dryspin® Gewindetriebe

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