EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Igus® Inc. announced the availability of the company’s first linear actuator. New DryLin ZLW is a lightweight, toothed-belt linear drive equipped with a hard-anodized aluminum profile, a DryLin W compact linear guide and iglide plastic sliding elements. Now customers have the option of a maintenance-free, self-lubricating, lightweight actuator when designing a linear drive system.
DryLin ZLW is ideal for quickly positioning small loads and can be employed in a number of industries from packaging to medical technology to food and beverage.
DryLin ZLW is available in two configurations: ZLW 01 for zero maintenance, absolutely no external lubrication and a lightweight, cost-effective design; and ZLW 02 designed for applications requiring high speeds. A compact miniature version of DryLin ZLW 01, which only weighs 2 pounds per every 3 feet, is also available. All designs are equipped with the following components:
DryLin ZLW 01 is equipped entirely with plain plastic bearings. In addition to the iglide J sliding elements, iglide L250 radial bearings and iglide J thrust washers are used in the pulley mechanism in the end blocks. The design eliminates the need for any oil or grease, as all iglide plastics self-lubricate with a dry lubricant. DryLin ZLW 02 is designed for high-speed applications, up to 20 feet per second. Both series are designed to be lightweight, quiet and economical, adding to the list of benefits for customers.
“DryLin ZLW, igus’ first linear actuator, is an impressive addition to the DryLin product line,” said Matt Mowry, DryLin product manager for igus. “It combines the maintenance-free, lightweight and lubrication-free features of iglide plastic bearings with the speed and compactness of DryLin W linear guide systems, enabling the mechanism to deliver superior, worry-free performance. Customers now have the opportunity to use this cutting-edge linear actuator for a variety of applications in packaging, material handling and many others.”
Iglide plastic bearings are a cost-effective alternative to metal or ball bearings. Iglide bearings will not corrode and are wear-resistant, chemical-resistant and long lasting. They are available in 20 high-performance material blends, in more than 7,000 sizes and styles from stock. Iglide J incurs little to no wear on a variety of shaft materials and delivers excellent vibration dampening. Iglide L250 has an exceptionally high service life and operates at extremely high speeds.
About DryLin W
DryLin W linear guide systems are part of the DryLin suite of linear bearings and slides with plastic guide elements. It is available in multiple rail configurations and styles and is low-cost, extremely compact and easy to install. As with all DryLin bearings and slides, DryLin W also is lightweight, self-lubricating and maintenance-free.