Wear Resistant, Preventing Metal-to-Metal Contact
- Used as a rod or a piston guide in reciprocating applications
- Easy to install
- Prevents metal-to-metal contact
- Low friction
- No stick-slip
Typical Healthcare & Medical Applications:
Slydring® are generally used in cylinder applications due to their high side load and shock resistant capabilities. Typical applications are hospital beds, patient lifts, and prosthetic knees and ankles.
Materials Specific to Healthcare & Medical
Slydring® can be made from our Turcite® (PTFE), Zurcon® (UHMWPE), Orkot® (Composites) or HiMod® (High modulus plastics such as PEEK) materials. Many of these compounds are compliant with FDA CFR177.2600, 3-A, USP Class VI, Cytotoxicity (USP 87), NSF, KTW, WRAS etc.
Slydring® wear rings are generally used in reciprocating cylinder applications for a variety of medical applications. The function of Slydring® is to absorb side load forces in the rod or piston areas. They also help guide the rod or piston and prevent metal-to-metal contact.
Rectangular in cross-section with either rounded or chamfered ends, Slydring® can be made completely solid to minimize fluid blow-by. In applications were leakage is less critical, Slydring® are slit, making installation much easier. Three slit designs are available: Straight, Angle Cut and Custom .