Linear Guide System is impervious to woodchips and sawdust.

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Suited for woodworking industry, DryLin® T adjustable profile guide rail is dimensionally interchangeable with most re-circulating ball guides. Maintenance-free system is comprised of hard-anodized-aluminum T-shaped rail, adjustable carriage made of clear-anodized aluminum, and gliding elements made from polymer blend. Resistant to dirt, dust, and corrosion, Drylin T offers high shock absorption capabilities and withstands high static loads in all directions.

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DryLin T Linear Guide System Impervious to Woodchips and Sawdust Making it a Clear Choice for the Woodworking Industry

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - January 31, 2005 - DryLin® T from igus® Inc., the industry-leading developer of DryLin linear bearings and linear guide systems, is impervious to woodchips and sawdust making it a clear choice for the woodworking industry. DryLin T is a maintenance-free, adjustable, profile guide rail which is dimensionally interchangeable with most traditional re-circulating ball guides.

DryLin T is comprised of a hard-anodized-aluminum T-shaped rail, an adjustable carriage made of clear-anodized aluminum and gliding elements made from igus' iglide® J polymer material blend, to form a lightweight unit. The iglide J glide inserts combine lubrication-free operation and low wear rates to make DryLin T a maintenance-free solution. They are also designed for easy adjustment of the clearance to the guide rail. DryLin T is resistant to dirt, dust and corrosion and has high shock absorption capabilities.

Other advantages of the DryLin T system include:
o a low rate of inertia for high accelerations and high speeds;
o lower noise levels than metal-on-metal solutions;
o the capacity to withstand high static loads in all directions for consistent performance under strenuous conditions;
o excellent vibration dampening; and
o a cost-effective solution.

Some specific woodworking applications include: mounting vacuum grippers to DryLin T; using DryLin T as part of a clamping system; saw mills; tool changers; wood chippers; and lateral mounting with a synchronized driving force on a wood-board handling device.

In addition to the woodworking industry, DryLin T is recommended for use in food, medical and clean room applications since it requires no lubrication; underwater applications due to its corrosion resistance; and for sensitive equipment such as semiconductors, wafer handling systems and test and measurement equipment due to its high shock absorption capabilities.

About igus
Igus Inc., founded in 1985 and based in East Providence, R.I., develops and manufactures industry-leading plastic cable carriers, continuous-flex cables, plastic bearings and linear guide systems. With more than 28,000 products available from stock, the company meets the motion control and machinery component needs of customers worldwide. Product lines include Energy Chain Systems to protect and house moving cables, Chainflex® continuous-flex cables, iglide self-lubricating, oil-free, plastic bearings, DryLin linear guide systems and igubal® spherical bearings. For more information, contact igus at (888) 803-1895 or visit

DryLin, igus, iglide, Energy Chain Systems, Chainflex and igubal are registered trademarks of igus Inc.

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