Lubrication-free and long-lasting drylin T linear systems from igus

Treotham offers the assurance of fast delivery at a
cost-effective price, thanks to lean processes and its lubrication-free and
long-lasting drylin T linear systems from igus. With dimensions identical to re-circulating
ball-bearing guides, users can select a standard solution from stock. For
performance mechanical engineering and handling applications, Treotham
introduces the drylin T series with extremely wear-resistant sliding elements
made of high-performance plastics.

By adopting efficient production processes, Treotham
ensures its igus drylin linear guides are available for fast delivery from
stock: the plastic sliding pads are injection moulded, the carriages are made
of zinc die-casting or an aluminium profile, and the production of all guide
rails is carried out in an aluminium extrusion process with a hard-anodised

New, leaner assembly solutions at the factory in
Cologne also ensure even more efficient assembly of drylin linear guide
systems. The rails are available individually cut to the desired length – with no
minimum order quantity, and then assembled with the appropriate carriage and
elements. The mounting holes on the drylin T system from Treotham match those
of the rails and carriages on conventional re-circulating ball-bearing guides.
This allows engineers to take advantage of a quickly available and
cost-effective alternative, enabling them to bring their machines to market
faster. An online fact check page can be found on the igus website that
explains whether the drylin T solution will work for a given application. A
comparison list of ball guides to drylin T guides with identical mounting
dimensions is also provided.

vs. rolling: High-performance plastics for linear technology

In the linear systems sector, igus relies on the
principle of sliding in its drylin linear technology in contrast to
conventional re-circulating ball-bearing guides. Sliding pads made of
high-performance plastics integrated in the carriages ensure a lubrication-free
movement of the carriages on the linear rails. In contrast to re-circulating
ball-bearing guides, which are susceptible to corrosion when used outside and
therefore must be constantly oiled or greased, plastic bearings can be used
anywhere. The use of plastic materials makes the drylin linear technology
lighter and silent. They are equally resistant to moisture and heat. Water,
dirt and swarf cannot harm the linear systems in many applications.

drylin T series for performance applications

The new drylin T series from Treotham is developed for
performance applications, such as in packaging, mechanical engineering or
handling. The tough linear carriages are available in four different
installation sizes. Equipped with captive sliding elements made of iglidur
J200, the system offers up to 50 percent longer service life compared to the
standard igus material used for linear guides. The bearing clearance of the
carriages can be adjusted individually to a precision of 20 μm. As with all
drylin T series, the new performance series has the same mounting dimensions as
re-circulating ball-bearing guides, making quick replacement possible at any
time. In combination with the rails from the drylin T series, engineers can
bank on a reliable system that is available immediately from stock.

For more information, please visit the Treotham
Automation website
or call 1300 65 75 64.

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