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Pre-loaded prism slides / dovetail design from igus®

The lubrication-free drylin® N pre-load prism slides offer a guaranteed firm hold. 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.

The components of the drylin® pre-load prism slide

Pre-load prism slide – dovetail design

Guide rails

  • Clear-anodised aluminium profile
  • With standard mounting holes spaced 60mm apart
  • Without holes for individual processing
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NSV-01-27-AR anti-reflection guide rail

Anti-reflective guide rails

  • Black-anodised aluminium
  • With standard holes or without holes
  • Black surface reduces light reflection
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drylin® N complete solution for linear applications with compact installation space

End stops for prism rails

  • NSKV-27: elegant covering of the rail edges
  • NSVZ-01-27-AL: variably positionable end cap
  • NSVA-27: inexpensive screwed end cap
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NWV-21 guide carriage

  • With plain holes for attachment from below
  • Short type with individual pretension
  • Long type with dual pretension
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NWV-22 guide carriage

NWV-22 guide carriage

  • With threaded holes for attachment from above
  • Short type with individual pretension
  • Long type with dual pretension
Buy NWV-22 guide carriage here
Further options with drylin® pre-load prism slide

Further options with drylin® pre-load prism slide

  • NKV incl. measuring system
  • SLNV with integrated dryspin® lead screw drive, with or without an electric motor
Buy pre-load prism slide with measuring systems here

Pre-load prism slide displacement forces

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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