The drylin linear guide systems have to withstand extreme conditions in continuous operation. To have the linear guides slide without lubricant igus relies on linear bearings made of high-performance polymers.
Based on the traffic light principle ‘stop when red, go when green’ the maintenance technician can now find out via a red/green LED display on the carriage whether the liner is in good condition or has already reached the wear limit of 0.5mm at the push of a button.
For continuous operation, igus has developed a smart drylin linear system to detect wear in the tribo-polymer bearings at an early stage. Due to this the linear axis or the multiple-axis robot with a toothed belt, drive no longer has to be disassembled.
Stefan Niermann, Head of Drylin Drive Technology, igus GmbH said: “On the part of our customers, however, there was also feedback that a uniform, superordinate and economical system for processing the signals was not yet available. That’s why we have now additionally developed a solution that fulfils the function completely without a network connection.”