Design Engineering

Belt Drive Actuator

igus drylin ZLW econ designed to reduces automation costs.

March 27, 2019   by DE Staff

Germany-based manufacturer, igus, introduced its drylin ZLW econ, an entry-level toothed belt drive actuator designed for light tasks. The line is available in two sizes: 0630 (6mm guide shaft x 30mm base width) and 1040 (10mm guide shaft and 40mm base width). The system uses guide rails made of clear-anodized aluminum profiles, and the carriage is made of iglide thermoplastics. A neoprene timing belt is used, which enables the carriage to maintain a linear positioning accuracy of 0.3mm. Stroke lengths can be individually determined by the user. The actuators weigh 0.3 and 0.7 kilograms and can move loads up to 3 or 10 kg respectively. Matching motor kits are also available.

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