10 reasons to change from metal linear guides to plastic

07 November 2018

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10 reasons to change from metal linear guides to plasticigus has produced a short video that presents ten reasons for switching from traditional metal linear guides to alternatives utilising high-tech engineering polymers.

Bearing failure on linear guide systems results in unplanned downtime and additional costs, which is why it’s time to change to igus plastic bearings. With the drylin linear guides expert, engineers can configure a linear guide to suit a particular application online and, at the same time, calculate its service life. After this, simply order the configuration with delivery from 24 hours.

So, what are the 10 good reasons? In no particular order…

  1. 1-to-1 direct exchange
  2. Reduce cost by up to 40 per cent
  3. Up to 40 per cent longer service life
  4. Completely lubrication- and maintenance-free
  5. Corrosion-free
  6. Lightweight
  7. Silent
  8. Durable (fully tested in-house)
  9. Clean and hygienic
  10. Dirt resistant

What’s more, igus drylin linear guides systems are available with no minimum order quantity! To watch the video, which highlights the 10 good reasons to change from a rolling linear slide to a sliding one, please visit

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