drylin handling systems are based on plain sliding bearings rather than rolling element bearings. Unlike recirculating ball systems, drylin systems run on lubrication-free iglidur polymers.
One of the key benefits of the drylin handling system is its dry operation, thereby making it maintenance-free and insensitive to influences such as dirt, water, chemicals, heat or impacts. In addition, they operate much more quietly compared with their metal counterparts.
With these properties, drylin handling systems can be used in a wide variety of environments, including extreme ones. The modular system allows for high flexibility with different rail guides and pillow blocks. It can also be used irrespective of the length of the travel and does not have any set conditions for a minimum stroke length.
igus has produced a short video showing a few of the applications for which drylin handling system are being used: www.igus.co.uk/drylinhandlingVOTW.