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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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Off-the-shelf slide tables

POSTED 10/17/2008

igus’ DryLin slide tables are available pre-assembled and off-the-shelf, saving the engineering time and in-house manufacturing costs involved with custom assemblies. They are a bolt-on solution requiring zero maintenance and are extremely low cost when compared to ball bearing and custom slide table systems.

The DryLin slide tables require no special lubrication systems, so manufacturers are able to reduce their BOMs (Bill of Materials) in line with current trends towards reducing maintenance points. Engineering, purchasing and assembly times are freed up and hidden processing costs are reduced by eliminating multiple vendors.

The compact linear units incorporate liners made of igus’ dry-running iglide plastic bearings which require no maintenance. This also means dirt and dust can not adhere to lubricant and affect performance or cause shaft damage, which is a problem with more expensive, re-circulating ball bearing systems. These plastic liners also confer a low coefficient of friction, wear- and corrosion-resistance.

HTS and torsion-resistant SLW offer a choice of shaft, carriage and spindle materials. Derivative versions include HTS-/SLW-XY-tables, HTS-PL—preloaded for better precision—and HTSP; igus’ most cost-effective and lightweight unit due to its plastic carriage and end blocks.

DryLin ZLW is a belt-driven system designed to position small loads rapidly and is especially suited to applications in the medical industry. A smaller, lightweight version is available that has achieved speeds up to 6.5 feet per second.

DryLin EasyTube is a simple, low-cost, maintenance-free linear unit for format adjustments in applications involving temperatures up to 176 degrees Fahrenheit.