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drygear® gearboxes made of plastic:
reliable and maintenance-free

drygear® gearbox technology

Gearboxes are used to adapt the speed and torque of motors so that they are suitable for the specific requirements of machines and processes.

Gearboxes made of high-performance plastic: lubrication-free, lightweight and shock-resistant
All drygear® joints are modular; they can be extended as required and integrated into existing systems. The drygear® gearboxes are especially popular for robot arms used in quality control or sorting. Gearboxes also come into play with rotary axes or sliding applications, pusher applications or format adjustments.

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What you will find on this page:

Discover the range of drygear® gearbox solutions to increase your efficiency

Versatile and flexible applications with modular gearboxes

Strain wave gear

drygear® strain wave drive

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Rotary axes

drygear® worm gear

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Worm gears

robolink® D | Rotary axis with motor

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Modular gearbox system

Apiro®, the modular gearbox system

Further information

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drygear® planetary gearbox

drygear® planetary gearbox

Buy drygear® planetary gearbox

Advantages of the drygear® gearbox technology

Lubrication and maintenance-free


The drygear® gearbox technology uses plastic gears made of high-performance polymers. The gearboxes do not require any external lubricants. Maintenance is not necessary, so that the associated costs are eliminated.



Manufacturing by means of injection moulding or 3D printing guarantees cost efficiency and enables optimal use of the installation space due to unlimited geometrical freedom. Thanks to the flexible Apiro® modular gearbox system, the gearboxes can be expanded as desired and integrated into existing systems. 



Our gearboxes do not require a single drop of lubricating oil. This benefits not only our users, but also the environment. Our tribologically optimised materials also generate less abrasion, which means less energy is needed.



Thanks to motion plastics®, drygear® plastic gearboxes impress with ultra-light materials. This results in much less noise and vibration. For you as an operator, plastic gears - for example in robots - lead to an application that is up to four times quieter. 



Gearboxes that function reliably in either particularly warm or cold environments? The drygear® gearbox technology products can withstand almost all conditions. We also have gearboxes and motors in our product range that are suitable for extreme temperatures from -30°C to +180°C. 

Tested and proven

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Around 50 in-house drygear® test stations are available for individual customer tests. We also test our gearboxes daily for active research and development. 

Service life

At least 1 million cycles

Test runs

More than 850 test runs a year


Over 6 years of experience

drygear test laboratory

Tested and proven: individual customer tests in the drygear® test laboratory

  • Which gearbox is best suited for your application? What are the maximum loads possible?
  • What torque speed can be achieved?
  • What mechanical service life can I expect for my application?
Around 50 in-house drygear® test stations are available for individual customer tests. We also test our gearboxes daily for active research and development.  

Easy handling - operated manually or automatically

Simple, fast and uncomplicated format adjustments. With the modular Apiro gearbox system, you can set up your own lane adjustment using different gear ratios and length variants.

Assembly in minutes and simple replacement of gearboxes

Connect stepper motors to robolink® joints.
Replace motor with worm gear in a robolink® joint

The terms "igus", "Apiro", "CFRIP", "chainflex", "conprotect", "CTD", "drygear", "drylin", "dryspin", "dry-tech", "easy chain", "e-chain", "e-chain systems", "e-loop", "e-ketten", "e-kettensysteme", "e-spool", "e-skin", "flizz", "ibow", "igear", "iglidur", "igubal", "kineKIT", "manus", "motion plastics", "pikchain", "plastics for longer life", "print2mold", "readycable", "readychain", "ReBeL", "robolink", "speedigus", "tribofilament", "triflex", "xirodur" and "xiros" are legally protected trademarks of the igus® GmbH/Cologne in the Federal Republic of Germany, and, where applicable, in some foreign countries. igus® GmbH points out that it does not sell any products of the companies Allen Bradley, B&R, Baumüller, Beckhoff, Lahr, Control Techniques, Danaher Motion, ELAU, FAGOR, FANUC, Festo, Heidenhain, Jetter, Lenze, LinMot, LTi DRiVES, Mitsubishi, NUM, Parker, Bosh Rexroth, SEW, Siemens, Stöber and all other drive manufacturers mentioned on this website. The products offered by igus® are those of igus® GmbH.