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drylin ZLW for linear robotic applications

The drylin ZLW linear robot system is explained in more detail, in a video, by motion plastics specialist, igus. This modular drive system enables engineers to design and configure their own ready-to-install linear robots with maximum flexibility. With the drylin ZLW system, machine builders can address various design challenges and working environments in a diverse range of applications, rapidly and at lower cost than custom build solutions.

Ideal for quick positioning, drylin ZLW is comprised of a carriage-mounted linear guide, driven by a powerful, wide polyurethane or neoprene toothed belt. The use of iglidur polymer plain bearings on all moving parts makes the toothed belt axis self-lubricating and maintenance free. The lack of lubricant also makes the linear robot insensitive to dirt, as particles will not stick to moving parts. Consequently, the axis delivers a high degree of ruggedness across many applications.
 
Available in either anodised aluminium, for the best combination of lightweight strength and cost-effectiveness, or stainless steel, for maximum resistance to corrosion and chemicals, engineers can configure their own versatile drylin ZLW solution by adapting width, rail distances and length of the axes. The ZLW-20 variant offers a stroke length of up to 3m, three options on carriage width (120mm, 160mm or 200mm), and can handle an axial load capacity of up to 75kg and a radial load capacity of up to 300kg.

To watch a video that explains the drylin ZLW in more detail, view website: www.igus.co.uk/dylinzlwvotw

igus UK Ltd in profile
Based in Northampton in the UK, and with global headquarters in Cologne, Germany, igus is the largest producer of injection moulded polymer bearings and reinforced plastic cable carriers in the world. Product lines include industry-leading e-Chain cable carriers, chainflex continuous-flex cables, iglidur plastic plain bearings, igubal spherical bearings, dryLin linear bearings and guide systems. The company has 26 subsidiaries across 31 countries and employs approximately 1,800 people worldwide.

With plastic bearing experience since 1964, cable carrier experience since 1971 and continuous-flex cable since 1989, igus provides the right solution based on 80,000 products available from stock with between 1,500 and 2,500 new products introduction each year igus®, e-chain®, readychain®, chainflex®, iglidur®, igubal®, drylin® and manus® are registered trademarks.

For further information about E4.1 TUB, view website: www.igus.co.uk/e4.1pr or follow igus at twitter.com/igusUK also watch videos at www.igus.co.uk/YouTube connect at: www.igus.co.uk/Facebook and read blog.igus.co.uk   
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