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Miniature guiding carriages for linear systems

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IGUS, represented in Australia by Treotham Trading , has developed its DryLin miniature guiding carriages to meet the requirements of small handling and displacing units, laboratory and medical equipment, automatic machines and the packaging industry.

The zero play, lightweight and corrosion-proof linear systems comprise a carriage running linearly in a C-profile made of anodised aluminium.

Integrated spring elements provide a slight pre-load and therefore guarantee zero play as well as the required precision during the applications of minor loads. As carriage material, the high-performance Iglidur J polymer product also made by Igus achieves low friction and wear values.

This material also offers integrated damping and quiet running characteristics, without any lubrication. In connection with the anodised aluminium profile, this results in corrosion-proof and very lightweight guiding systems with a width of 17mm and a height of 6mm.

Accordingly, the guiding carriage weighs only 1.7g and, at 150g/m.the rail is also very lightweight. Rail lengths of up to two metres are also available as standard equipment. The static load in each direction is rated at 50N.

The entire carriage is plastic injection moulded. If the customer specifies the load as well as the geometric benchmark data for a particular design, Igus will then calculate the displacing resistance and the running capacity for each sliding bearing within two hours. Customers in a greater hurry can use the expert system to calculate this data on the website (www.igus.de) or the company's catalogue CD.

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