New low-cost linear slides from igus made of recycled high-performance plastic

Published on: 23/01/2024

Entry-level drylin Econ series for simple adjustment and positioning tasks reduces costs by around 80% Linear systems used for simple adjustment and positioning tasks, such as adjustable retail displays, now have a greener, low-cost solution. Injection-moulded from regranulated, high-performance plastic, igus’s new polymer slides in the drylin Econ series are both cost effective and sustainable. […]


Easy to clean, hygienic design linear guide is perfect for food and drug industries

Published on: 12/12/2023

With an ‘anti-contamination’ design, iglidur high-performance plastic and stainless steel, a new igus linear guide ensures exceptionally high hygienic standards. Food processing machinery requires daily cleaning with chemicals. Even the smallest blind spot can collect moisture and can lead to contamination in the machine. More and more machine builders are therefore designing parts with a […]


igus tests plastic bearings on wooden shafts, finds friction values comparable to some metals

Published on: 20/09/2023

A new design study by igus demonstrates how smooth linear plain bearings made of recycled material work when fitted on wooden shafts. Drylin Econ-G bearing J4 proves to be a winner with wood. Is wood and plastic a good combination in engineering? Motion plastics specialist igus has investigated this question in a new design study, […]


Swimming pool on demand

Published on: 06/09/2023

A Conmag Engineering solution can transform a terrace into a pool while saving EU30,000 with the help of corrosion-free linear technology from igus Conmag Engineering has designed a “mobile pelvic floor” that transforms a luxury swimming pool into a walk-on terrace using linear technology engineering from igus that works reliably and with little maintenance under […]


Cheers! igus linear guide taps beer in seconds

Published on: 30/08/2023

Food engineering company One Two Beer GmbH develops automatic beer dispensing system with igus drylin linear technology for foam-free pouring. To prevent long queues at busy bars, One Two Beer GmbH has developed an automatic beer dispensing system. The centre piece is a mobile dispensing head that inserts into the bottom of cups and enables […]


Modular linear guides for long distances assembled with model train track ease

Published on: 21/03/2023

Extendible and easy to install: drylin EGW offers new design freedom on long travel distances. The drylin Endless Gear linear module (EGW) is a modular, lubricant-free linear guide with rack and pinion drive, which can be extended to any length due to the modular plug-in design, at low cost and very light weight. Separate carriages […]


VOTW-Smooth operation with igus® leadscrews

Published on: 16/12/2022

In this week’s video of the week, a simple application is shown using the igus® leadscrew range combined with not only the high-performance polymer nut but also igubal® flange bearings, energy chain and drylin® motors. With this winning combination, movements can be smooth, lubrication-free and maintenance free. To view the video, click here To […]


VOTW- Build your own camera slide

Published on: 31/10/2022

Our drylin® W range of linear products has always been popular for customers building various camera slides and supports. With its smooth-running surface, robust structure and large variety, the drylin® W rails and carriages are ideal. In this week’s videos of the week, it shows the various options of drylin® products that can be used. […]


GO! Greaves 3D and igus take the lead in race to perfectly simulate motorsport

Published on: 15/09/2022

A super-realistic racing simulator has been developed by Greaves 3D Engineering that features 45 igus bearings, linear rails, drives and e-chains. The University of Northampton is using the simulator for deployment on its esports BSc degree course. The driver grips the contoured steering wheel lightly and adjusts the seat position forward, angled back. The pedal […]


VOTW- The versatility of the drylin® motors

Published on: 15/08/2022

Universally, we use a variety of motors to power a multitude of machines and applications. These motors all have the same thing in common, they all need to have the ability to adapt to different parameters and to cope with particular functions. Our large range of low-cost automation motors covers a variety of applications, comes […]