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Pulling out without grease! New igus telescopic rails for the campervan

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They ensure that the kitchen unit, provisions and bed are safely stowed away and accessible: compact pull-outs in campervans. To ensure that professionals and fitters can enjoy their interior fittings for a long time, igus now also offers black anodised durable telescopic slides with plastic gliding elements. This not only provides travel enthusiasts with a durable and lightweight solution, but also visually appealing and lubricant-free runners for their drawers, table, kitchen or bed.

Motorhomes and campervans have become increasingly popular in recent years. Above all, designing and converting one’s own van into a camper has become a real hobby for many adventurers in recent years. This is also shown by the exhibitor and visitor numbers at the Caravan Salon 2021. In order to be able to make the best use of the space and storage space in the cars, pull-outs in individual special dimensions are in particular demand. Especially for such and similar projects, igus has now expanded its range of linear guides to include compact telescopic rails. “With the new drylin NT rail in black, we now offer a smooth-running and maintenance-free pull-out”, says Michael Hornung, International Product Manager drylin at igus GmbH. Its main advantage, in addition to the very low weight: the rail works completely without external lubricants and is therefore durable and clean. By using maintenance-free plastic gliding elements instead of metallic balls, it is noiseless both indoors and outdoors. Dirt, dust, water or even vibrations cannot harm the track. “The black anodised aluminium rail fits unobtrusively but elegantly into any application environment and simply works reliably,” says Michael Hornung. Depending on the vehicle interior, the telescopic rail is also available anodised in silver. It can be used as a partial extension, full extension or over-extension – configurable in millimetre steps.

A lot of weight? No problem!

The drylin telescopic slides have a high load-bearing capacity, which igus has proven in its own laboratory. The drylin NT-60 series was tested in a drawer with two telescopic slides installed on edge with a basic length of 500 millimetres and withstood 180 Newtons. And the corrosion-free rails also passed the test for rust without any problems in a salt spray test NSS according to DIN EN 9227 / ASTM-B-117. igus currently supplies the telescopic rail in sizes 35 and 60 in desired dimensions with an extension length of up to 2,000 millimetres, optionally also with a detent in the end positions. For lower loads of up to 2.5 kilograms, igus has developed the cost-effective drylin NTP telescopic rails. They are made entirely of plastic. This allows users to save even more weight.

For more information, please visit: https://www.igus.de/