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igus® Ireland

51A Caswell Road


Northampton NN4 7PW

+44 1604 677240
igus® Ltd.

Caswell Road

Northampton, NN4 7PW

01604 677240

igus® pre-load prism slides/dovetail guides

lubrication-free drylin®  N pre-load prism slides are guaranteed to deliver a firm grip. The pre-load for all linear carriages can be freely selected from four classes. This allows precisely controlled adjustment without any stick-slip effect. Pre-load class selection allows defined selection of displacement forces,  which remain constant throughout the service life, and enables the carriage to hold the load in place.
  •  Easy positioning of carriage
  • Guaranteed drive force and holding force


  • Extremely lightweight low-profile
  • Coated rails (silver and black) with or without fixing holes make them ideal as visible parts

drylin® innovations 2021 - Get to know the new pre-load prism slide now

Tech up, cost down: we will always give you at least one of the two. That is our profession and what we have offered for many years. The challenges of the "upside-down" year of 2021 have spurred us on to improve our efforts. Experience the drylin® innovations of 2021.
To the new pre-load prism slide
New products in 2021

Pre-load prism slide – dovetail design

Guide rails

  • Corrosion-resistant anodised aluminium
  • With standard fixing holes or without holes
  • Prism geometry for great holding forces and defined displacement forces
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drylin® N guide carriage, individual pre-load

Individual pre-load carriage

  • Standard prism carriages with individual pre-load
  • For variable distances
  • 4 pre-load classes
  • For bolted connections from below or threaded pins

Buy carriages with individual pre-load
drylin® N complete solution for linear applications with compact installation space

Dual carriage pre-load

  • Long prism carriage with dual pre-load
  • More stable guide length
  • 4 pre-load classes
  • For bolted connections from below or threaded pins
Buy carriages with dual pre-load

Pre-load prism slide measuring system

econ measuring system based on drylin® pre-load prism slide

  • Carriages with individually adjustable pre-load in four different strengths
  • Including scaling on the rail
  • Cost-effective, durable, practical
  • Guaranteed holding forces from 1.3N to 11.7N
  • A stop-motion spring pre-load makes the
  • measuring system suitable for vertical installation without any further clamping
drylin® stop motion measuring system

Pre-load prism slide displacement forces

The benefits at a glance

  • Various widths
  • 100% maintenance-free and lubrication-free
  • Corrosion-resistant and hygienic
  • Resistant to dirt, dust and humidity
  • Quiet operation
  • Stop motion available for endlessly variable adjustable guidance
To all drylin® N products

Do you know our roller guides?

  • Hybrid roller bearings with ball bearings for smooth lateral adjustments
  • Up to 4 times quieter than metallic bearings due to igus high-performance polymers
  • Low installation height of 30mm on attractive rail profile WSR-10-120
  • Optimised roller alignment for maximum force absorption

Free low-profile guide system sample

A free sample box with a pre-load prism slide

The box contains low-profile guide rails with different coatings, maintenance-free single and double carriages of different sizes, and a clearance-free pre-load prism slide with two pre-loaded carriages. You also receive information and data about our drylin® N products. No strings attached. Just take it home.
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drylin® laptop configurator

Are you familiar with our linear rail configurator?

You can use the drylin® linear guides expert to quickly and easily configure an individual linear guide for your application in just five steps. For pre-load prism slides, just choose drylin® N.
Configure here

Application examples

drylin® N low-profile guide systems are deployed particularly in places where the installation spaces are small while demands are high. The compact but tough design meets the highest demands with regard to precision and flexibility. The various widths for the guides and the wide range of guide carriages provide a great variety of application options.  


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