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igus® solutions for film and camera equipment

Improve technology and reduce costs with innovative igus® products for film and camera equipment

The extensive, modular drylin® linear guide system is suitable for the construction of camera equipment (sliders/dollies). Lubrication-free and clean, very light due to the use of plastic and aluminium, smooth and quiet movement are only a few of the convincing benefits for its use. In combination with ready-to-install drylin® E linear axes with drive and motor, igus® energy chains and chainflex® cables ensure increased reliability even at high speeds and tight bend radii. For both professional and "do-it-yourself" applications, igus® products can be ordered directly online from stock within 24 hours, with no minimum order quantity.

The modular drylin® W series ensures smooth, lubrication-free sliding of camera guides.

 
Key highlights

Wear-resistant, smooth and quiet movement

Adjustable braking level thanks to turn-to-fit function

Lubrication-free

Lightweight and easy to assemble

Suitable for confined installation spaces

Configure and order products online

Here, you can assemble a double rail with carriage according to your requirements.
The systems are delivered to you already machined or without any drilled holes. drylin® W profile rails with standard holes or without can be delivered in one piece of up to 4000 mm – required length is cut to size. drylin® W profiles with 3/8" threaded holes are available in fixed lengths of 1000 mm / 1500 mm.


Do you still need further assistance in selecting the right unit size?

This page provides several links to application examples and user videos of our camera rails. Our expert system also enables you to determine clear information about the function and running behaviour of the application (including under consideration of eccentric forces).

The highlights at a glance

For dollies and sliders, the benefits of drylin® W are self-evident:

Flexible modular system, suitable for every camera type

No risk of contamination to user or camera as no lubricants are required

Lightweight design ensures easy handling and carrying

Soft panning of the depth of focus due to ideal sliding properties of the system

Very quiet and almost no background ambient noise due to the absence of balls

No deflection due to extremely rigid aluminium profile

High-quality components

Very affordable and available within 24 hours

Products for camera sliders and dollys

Linear system construction kit

Individually adjustable bearings, hand clamps, hybrid slides - "gliding & rolling" and more information about the drylin® W linear construction kit

Linear axes with integrated drive

drylin® W can also be ordered directly with lead screw drive or with toothed belt for fast travel. As always, installation size, stroke length and the desired accessories can be ordered to suit your needs.

Electrical linear axes - ready to install with motor

drylin® E takes this a step further and directly combines the matching linear axis with NEMA step motors or cost-effective DC motors...shipped completely assembled and ready for immediate use.

chainflex® solutions for your camera equipment

Large selection and quality tested. igus® offers fail-safe cables for camera equipment that are mechanically durable and reliable over long travels. Successfully tested with a straight-forward guarantee.

readycable® solutions for your camera equipment

Harnessed cables and connectors according to your specifications. igus® offers more than 4,200 harnessed cables for drive technology to 24 different manufacturer standards. Professionally produced, fully-tested.

Customer stories and interesting links

drylin® W rail systems have been tried and tested as camera sliders on many occasions.
Some examples can be found here:

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Tips on igus® sliders for your camera, links to new videos, DIY instructions and user reports.

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References


Many DIY instructions and user reports are available on YouTube.

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More references

Users' videos on Vimeo, filmed with igus® slider.

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