Press Release Summary:
With 6 individual parts including corrosion-free stainless steel leadscrew, tube, 2 clamping rings, attachment flange, and slide block, DryLinÂ® EasyTube can be used for adjustment tasks up to 33 lb in vertical applications or 110 lb when installed horizontally. Single-tube system is temperature-resistant up to 176Â°F. Completely lubrication-free, compact, and lightweight unit suits food manufacturing and packaging and camera or sensor positioning applications.
Original Press Release:
Slim, Compact and Maintenance-Free
igus unveils a new linear unit for format adjustments
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. - February 12, 2008- igus® Inc., the industry-leading developer of plastic cable carriers, bearings and continuous-flex cables, has unveiled a new maintenance-free linear unit for format adjustments.
DryLin® EasyTube can be used for adjustment tasks up to 33 pounds in vertical applications or 110 pounds when installed horizontally. The system is temperature-resistant up to 176 degrees Fahrenheit and has the option of a corrosion-free stainless steel leadscrew. Potential industries for this product include food manufacturing and packaging, although many other applications are conceivable, such as camera and sensor positioning.
DryLin EasyTube is a completely lubrication-free, compact and lightweight system, consisting of just six individual parts: a leadscrew, tube, two clamping rings, an attachment flange and slide block.
The tube guides the slide block and is available either in anodized aluminum or stainless steel. The trapezoidal leadscrew and nut are integrated into the tube so they are protected against external influences. The entire EasyTube system is kept as small as possible with this space-saving design.
With this compact, single-tube system, any applied moment is supported by the tube, and therefore a second guide shaft is not required. The slide block, moment support and leadscrew nut are made from a single molding of the igus-developed polymer iglide® P. This material is characterized by its high wear resistance, low friction and minimal moisture absorption.
The two end blocks used to attach DryLin EasyTube additionally serve as radial and axial bearings for the leadscrew. These multifunctional components are also made of lubrication-free iglide P, which guarantees minimal wear.
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 (800) 521-2747 or visit www.igus.com.