Linear bearings supplier igus UK has produced drylin T, a range of linear guide systems that it says are chip and debris resistant, maintenance free and 100% lubrication free.
The products’ design consists of six sliding pads made from the iglidur J plastic bearing material and a rail and carriage made from aluminium, with the rail being hard anodised. The range is available in a number of options including low profi le, heavy duty and compact.
Adjustable bearing clearance is available as either manual or automatic and there is also the option of a hand clamp to brake the carriage. The company says the drylin T achieves surface speeds of up to 15m/s and it can withstand temperatures of -40 to 90°C.