drylin®: linear guide systems from igus

Linear modules with lead screw

The lead screw drive converts the rotary motion of a rotating lead screw into a linear movement. These systems facilitate linear adjustments through trapezoidal lead screws, available in various sizes, or high helix lead screws, which can be set in motion manually or electrically.

Max. travel speed up to 1.6m/min, depending on thread and load.

Stroke length freely selectable for any linear drive system. A plain-bearing-mounted lead screw has a maximum stroke of 1,500mm, a ball-bearing-mounted one 1,000mm.


✓  Precise positioning

✓  High load capacity

✓  Compact design

✓  Low-friction movement

Overview of our lead screw axes

SHT Linear axes

  • Trapezoidal or high-helix lead scews
  • Drives with plain ball bearings
  • Lead screws of steel, stainless steel or aluminium
  • Carriage in quad block or compact design

SLW linear axes

  • Trapezoidal or heigh-helix thread
  • Torsion-resistant double shaft systems
  • Wide range of carriage and rail options
  • Manual and motorised adjustments possible

SAW linear axes

  • Trapezoidal or high-helix thread
  • Robust design
  • Ready-to-install with stepper or DC motors
  • Ball bearing

Different materials

Lead screw materials

For all drylin linear units, self-locking trapezoidal lead screws made of steel and stainless steel are used. Hard-coated aluminium and high helix lead screws made of stainless steel are also available upon request.

Shaft materials

From the standard range, shafts made of hard-anodised aluminium are most frequently used. 

Bearing materials

All bearings are maintenance-free, with no need for external lubricants. The high-performance polymers are optionally available for applications with temperatures up to +180℃. FDA-compliant components are also available. 

Got any questions about linear technology? Contact our product manager!

Trine Zimmermann

Product Manager –

Composite bearings & Linear tech.

+47 907 45 404

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