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Gantry Robots and Cartesian Robots by drylin®

Maintenance-free, easily customizable, low-cost automation solutions

drylin® gantry robots consist of two base X axes, a Y axis, and an optional Z axis. Their self-lubricating plastic liners have been engineered to slide instead of roll and to run smoother and quieter than recirculating ball bearings. Our gantries are also lightweight, clean, quiet, corrosion-resistant and maintenance-free. They provide rapid ROI, cost up to 40% less than traditional gantry robots and can be easily programmed using our free robot controller software. igus® offers drylin® ZLW single-axis linear actuators as well as customized drylin® gantry solutions based on customer-specific application and installation parameters. Choose between different stroke lengths and accessories, such as couplings and motor flanges. Typical applications include pick and place, sorting, labelling, measurement, inspection automation and repetitive material handling.

Our gantries are ideal for applications with two sets of parameters: low speeds with high loads or high speeds with low loads. Configure your gantry using our free online tool here. Additional igus® accessories include Inductive Sensors, Mechanical Switches, Motor Flanges, Couplings, Assembly Plates and Motor Cables. We also provide component parts for various robotic systems, including plastic plain bearings, spherical bearings, linear actuators, motors and more.


  • Maintenance-free, lightweight & self-lubricating
  • Resistant to dirt, dust & corrosion
  • Clean, quiet & modular
  • Free on-site consulting, testing & design
  • System construction kit

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XY Actuator

XY gantry

  • Workspace: Up to 800 x 500mm
  • Payload: Up to 5kg
  • Precision: Up to 0.2mm
  • Max Speed: 1m/s
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XY Gantry

drylin XY gantry

  • Workspace: Up to 500 x 500mm
  • Payload: Up to 8kg
  • Precision: Up to 0.5mm
  • Max Speed: 1.5m/s
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XYZ Gantry

XYZ gantry

  • Workspace: Up to 800 x 800 x 500mm
  • Payload: 2.5kg
  • Precision: Up to 0.8mm
  • Max Speed: 0.5m/s
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Low Cost Automation

RBTX is an online marketplace for robotics that brings together users and suppliers of robotic components.  There you can easily browse and purchase gantries, delta robots, robotic arms and more all from various dealers.

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Browse Components for Gantry Systems

Linear Bearings & Rails

drylin linear bearings & rails

  • Self-lubricating, durable, lightweight and quiet 
  • Select from over 5 different styles and liners 
  • Reduce costs by up to 50% 
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Linear Actuators

drylin linear actuators

  • Belt Driven Actuators
  • Lead Screw Actuators with Rails
  • Lead Screw Driven Actuator with Shafts
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  • NEMA stepper motors
  • Direct current motors (DC)
  • EC/BLDC motors
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Looking to Speak with an Automation Expert?

Whether you're interested in turnkey, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, let us assist you with a solution based on your specific application and requirements. Contact us via the form below or call us at (800) 521-2747 to discuss your project today!

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Frequently Asked Questions

A gantry robot, otherwise known as a gantry or cartesian robot, is a system that allows movement along linear paths within a 3D space.

Usually our maximum is 3000x3000x750 (xyz), but we can also offer longer strokes. The best way is to send us an enquiry and we will check your requirements.

In principle, all electric motors can be connected. At igus, we mainly use stepper motors.

0.3 to 0.5mm.

1m/s, but there are exceptions here, too. The best way is to send us an enquiry and we will check your requirements.

Feel free to try out gantry robot configurator. We would also be happy to assist. Send us an enquiry and we will check your requirements.


Workspace is sometimes referred to as the work envelope; workspace and work envelope is the area within physical reach of a gripper, print head, etc.


The XY actuator is made of an X axis with part number GRW-0630. The Y axis is a ZLW-1080. There are two axes: X’ – Y’ with encoder motors. The workspace is 500mm x 100mm. The list price is $1,291.70.


The XY gantry is made from an X & Y axes, both ZLW-0630s. There are two axes: XX’ – Y’ with encoder motors. The list price is $1,683.50.


The XYZ gantry is made from an X axis with a ZLW-1040, Y axis with a ZLW-1080 and a Z axis with a GRW-0630. There are three axes: XX’ – Y’ – Z with encoder motors. The workspace is 500mm x 500mm x 100mm. The list price is $2,461.10.