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igus® has been manufacturing engineered plastics for 50 years, and develops each of the materials and all technology behind its products. Committed to using its innovative polymer materials to develop products that provide creative solutions and exceed customer expectations while delivering fast, accurate service. igus®’ polymer blends are used throughout its range of product lines of cable carriers, plastic bushings, spherical bearings, and linear bearings, guides, and slide tables. With constant advancement and technological breakthroughs, igus® is continually expanding its range of materials, and performs rigorous testing to ensure every product meets and exceeds industry standards. igus® sales engineers are available throughout North America for on-site technical support, friendly customer service is available 8am – 8 pm, and igus® offers over 80,000 parts in stock, ready to ship as early as that day. igus® also offers 3D CAD files, samples, and online tools, all completely free.

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New Lightweight Linear Actuator with Small Mounting Height

POSTED 07/23/2008

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – July 17, 2008 – igus® Inc. has added a new linear actuator featuring a smaller mounting height and lower weight than its predecessor.  Now customers have the option of a maintenance-free, self-lubricating, lightweight actuator when designing a compact linear drive system.

DryLin® ZLW-0630 boasts an installation height of only 1.22 inches.  This lightweight unit—made up of a toothed-belt linear drive equipped with a hard-anodized aluminum profile, a DryLin W compact linear guide, iglide® J plastic sliding elements and plastic end blocks—tops out at only 1.76 pounds for a system with a 2-foot stroke.  DryLin ZLW-0630 is also ideal for high speeds reaching up to 6.5 feet per second.

DryLin ZLW is ideal for quickly positioning small loads and can be employed in a number of industries such as packaging, automation, medical technology and food and beverage manufacturing.

“The compact version of DryLin ZLW, igus’ first linear actuator, is an impressive addition to the DryLin product line,” said Matt Mowry, DryLin product manager for igus.  “This new system is lightweight, maintenance-free and can be used in a wide array of applications requiring a high speed, compact linear unit.”

About iglide

iglide plastic bearings are a cost-effective alternative to metal or ball bearings. They will not corrode and are wear-resistant, chemical-resistant and long lasting. They are available in 20 high-performance material blends, in more than 8,000 sizes and styles from stock. iglide J, used throughout igus’ complete line of bearing offerings, incurs minimal wear on a variety of shaft materials and offers excellent vibration dampening properties.

About igus

igus Inc., founded in 1985 and based in East Providence, R.I., develops and manufactures industry-leading plastic cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, plastic bearings and linear guide systems.  With more than 28,000 products available from stock, the company meets the motion control and machinery component needs of customers worldwide.  Product lines include Energy Chain Systems® to protect and house moving cables, Chainflex® continuous-flex cables, iglide self-lubricating, oil-free, plastic bearings, DryLin® linear guide systems and igubal® spherical bearings.  For more information, contact igus at (800) 521-2747 or visit www.igus.com.

igus, DryLin, iglide, Energy Chain Systems, Chainflex and igubal are registered trademarks of igus Inc.

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