The introduction of an adaptable drylin W carriage for linear guides with different radii, has been announced by igus, and now with this tool it is possible for designers to create a guide system that goes smoothly into a curve from a straight line. This opens up numerous options in industry, ranging from office furniture to stage equipment and even in the driver cabs of agricultural and commercial vehicles.
The use of tribopolymer bearings enables the guide rail system to be self-adjusting, adapting automatically to the radius of the rail making the system run smoothly and quietly. Just as the carriage for a fixed radius, the new version is also available with manual clamping, whereby the carriage can be fixed at any position.
As the aluminium rails can be modified by precision bending, the profile of the curve can be tailored to meet virtually any requirements.