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drylin® lead screw drives
application examples

Lead screw drives are machine elements that convert rotary movement into linear motion. drylin® lead screw systems are always based on self-lubricating plastic nuts, thus enabling long-lasting operation without external lubrication.  

The drylin® lead screw technology as well as the dryspin® technology are based on the principle of lubrication-free linear technology.  With specifications and shapes matching the plastic nut and lead screw, the drylin® lead screw technology and  the dryspin® technology guarantee an even longer service life and higher efficiency.

Applications according to industrial sectors

Filling systems for reaction vessels

Technical data:

  • What was needed: a clean filling, which does not have to be sterile, but has to be very clean, and a low overall weight of the system
  • Requirements: Cleanroom suitability, lubrication-free, maintenance-free, lightweight, precision, fast availability
  • Material: Trapezoidal lead screw nut made of iglidur® W300, Trapezoidal lead screw made of AISI 304 material, drylin® miniature guides
  • Industry: Medical equipment


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Shut-off valve

Technical data:

  • What was needed: Error-free workflow in process technology
  • Requirements: Maintenance-free- & lubrication-free,  chemical resistance
  • Material: Maintenance-free iglidur® materials
  • Industry: Process engineering
 
  • Success for the customer: Lead screw technology and plain bearings from igus ensure faultless functioning of the bearing points


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Solar panel

  • What was needed: Smooth operation under extreme ambient conditions
  • Requirements: Insensitive to dirt, maintenance-free, smooth movement
  • Industry: Solar technology
     
  • Success for the customer: drylin® lead screw technology and igubal® spherical bearings ensure a perfect operation at extreme temperatures and weather influences due to wind, water, dirt and dust.


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3D printing  

3D printers

Miniature 3D printer  

Miniature 3D printer
 
This 3D printer is only ten centimetres high, but prints objects with the highest quality.
 

 

Vending machinery  

Vending machinery

Book scanner  

Book scanner
 
Lubrication-free drylin® trapezoidal lead screw nuts are used in a book scanner for the digitalisation of cultural assets.
 

 

Rail industry  

Rail industry

Switchgear  

Switchgear
 
Use of high helix lead screw nut with flange in a switchgear ("linear switch") for a railway control panel.
 

 

Construction machinery  

Construction machinery

Levelling device  

Levelling device
 
This device assists in levelling dry fills.
 

 
 

Beverage industry  

Facade technology

Sunblinds  

Sunblinds
 
No matter how much sun shines, these sun shades ensure pleasant lighting conditions in the building.
 

 

Process engineering  

Fluid technology

Shut-off valve  

Shut-off valve
 
What was needed: Error-free workflow in process technology
 

 
 

Filling system  

Filling system
 
This machine fills paint into buckets.
 

 

 

Double-component mixing station  

Double-component mixing station
 
drylin® trapezoidal lead screw nuts and iglidur® high-performance polymer in two-component mixing station.
 
 

Facade technology  

Beverage industry

Labelling machine  

Labelling machine
 
Dry operating high-performance polymers from igus® enable a wide range of settings in Krones' labelling machines.
 
 

Beverage filling system  

Beverage filling system
 
Küppersbusch GmbH manufactures customer-specific beverage filling systems with igus® bearing technology.
 

 

Wood Industry  

Wood Industry

Paper processing machine  

Paper processing machine
 
Clearance-free pre-loaded nuts enable precise and maintenance-free adjustment of the formats during format adjustment in the paper industry.
 

Camera technology  

Camera technology

Camera holder  

Camera holder
 
This holder is used for recordings with 3D cameras.
 

 
 

Installation angle adjustment  

Installation angle adjustment
 
The drylin® trapezoidal lead screw nut was chosen for this application because it is lubrication-free and can be infinitely adjusted.
 
 

Food industry  

Food industry

Commercial kitchen equipment  

Commercial kitchen equipment
 
Chemical-resistant and corrosion-free: maintenance-free polymer plain bearings in commercial kitchen appliances.
 

 

Wafer baking plant  

Wafer baking plant
 
Rugged lead screw linear system for extracting paper ice cream cones.
 

 
 

Medical  

Medical technology

Filling system  

Filling system in laboratory technology
 
What was needed: a clean filling, which does not have to be sterile, but has to be very clean, and a low overall weight of the system
 

Laboratory unit  

Laboratory unit for liquid handling
 
What was needed: an extremely clean application of the igus
products, as well as high efficiency and a fast feed
 

MRI robots  

MRI-compatible robot
 
What was required:  a simple installation of the parts, low maintenance effort and the best MRI compatibility
 
 

Rehabilitation equipment  

Rehabilitation equipment
 
In this rehabilitation device drylin® lead screw nuts are used for
format adjustment.
 

 

Sample lock  

Sample lock
 
Among other things, the use of drylin® made it possible to halve the weight
of this laser marking station for the locking of samples.
 
 

Model making  

Model making

Hot wire cutter  

Hot wire cutter
 
This machine cuts figures and elements from polystyrene blocks.
 

 
 

Hot wire cutting machine  

Hot wire cutting machine
 
With this hot wire cutting machine polystyrene parts are cut, which are mainly used in model aircraft construction.
 

Furniture construction  

Furniture making / Industrial design

Edge banding machine  

Edge banding machine
 
Lubrication-free and clearance-free lead screw/nut system ensures precise glue application in edge banding machines.
 

 

Robots  

Robots

Chess robot  

Chess computer
 
Thanks to the drylin® TR high helix lead screw nuts used in two chess computers, large strokes can be covered in a very short time.
 
 

Solar technology  

Solar technology

Solar panels  

Solar panels
 
What was needed: Smooth operation under extreme ambient conditions
 

 

Textile industry  

Textile industry

Leather industry  

Leather splitting machine
 
Precise and durable - plastic plain bearings for a new type of leather splitting machine
 

 

Packaging industry  

Packaging industry

Folding and gluing machine  

Folding and gluing machine
 
When designing customer-specific folding box gluers, the special machinery manufacturer Bernhardt Maschinenbau relies on lubrication-free and maintenance-free linear plain bearings.
 

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