Slide bearings and skidway plates

We’ve documented some of our typical configurations for PTFE slide bearings and skidway plates below but have expertise in tailoring specifications for bespoke projects.

  • Reinforced PTFE / Virgin PTFE
  • Polished stainless steel plate
  • Thermal insulation board
  • Elastomer sheet
  • Carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate
  • Existing substrate

Images are for illustrative purposes only. Typical configurations shown.  Alternative arrangements are available. Contact us to discuss.

ASSEMBLY Key

  • Reinforced PTFE / Virgin PTFE
  • Carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate
  • Existing substrate

PTFE SLIDE BEARING

TYPICAL ASSEMBLY

  • Top Sliding Plate - 2.5mm thick Reinforced PTFE / Virgin PTFE bonded to a 3mm thick carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate.
  • Bottom Sliding Plate - 2.5mm thick Reinforced PTFE / Virgin PTFE bonded to a 3mm thick carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate.
  • Method of Installation - Tack welding, full welding, bolting, mortar embedment.
  • Load Capacity - Reinforced PTFE: 18 MPa (184 kg/cm2), Virgin PTFE: 7 MPa (71 kg/cm2).

ASSEMBLY Key

  • Reinforced PTFE / Virgin PTFE
  • Thermal insulation board
  • Carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate
  • Existing substrate

PTFE SLIDE BEARING - THERMALLY INSULATED

TYPICAL ASSEMBLY

  • Top Sliding Plate - 2.5mm thick Reinforced PTFE / Virgin PTFE bonded to a 3mm thick carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate bonded and mechanically fixed to a 25mm thick thermal insulation board bonded and mechanically fixed to a 3mm thick carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate.
  • Bottom Sliding Plate - 2.5mm thick Reinforced PTFE / Virgin PTFE bonded to a 3mm thick carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate.
  • Method of Installation - Tack welding, full welding, bolting.
  • Load Capacity - Reinforced PTFE: 18 MPa (184 kg/cm2), Virgin PTFE: 7 MPa (71 kg/cm2).

ASSEMBLY Key

  • Reinforced PTFE / Virgin PTFE
  • Polished stainless steel plate
  • Carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate
  • Existing substrate

PTFE SLIDE BEARING – COUNTERFACED

TYPICAL ASSEMBLY

  • Top Sliding Plate - 3mm thick polished stainless steel plate.
  • Bottom Sliding Plate - 2.5mm thick Reinforced PTFE / Virgin PTFE bonded to a 3mm thick carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate.
  • Method of Installation - Tack welding, full welding, bolting, mortar embedment.
  • Load Capacity - Reinforced PTFE: 18 MPa (184 kg/cm2), Virgin PTFE: 7 MPa (71 kg/cm2).

ASSEMBLY Key

  • Reinforced PTFE / Virgin PTFE
  • Elastomeric piece
  • Carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate
  • Existing substrate

PTFE SLIDE BEARING – ELASTOMERIC

TYPICAL ASSEMBLY

  • Top Sliding Plate - 2.5mm thick Reinforced PTFE / Virgin PTFE bonded to a 3mm thick carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate.
  • Bottom Sliding Plate - 2.5mm thick Reinforced PTFE / Virgin PTFE bonded to a 3mm thick carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate vulcanised to a 6mm thick elastomer sheet vulcanised to a 3mm thick carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate.
  • Method of Installation - Tack welding, full welding, bolting, mortar embedment.
  • Load Capacity - Reinforced PTFE: 18 MPa (184 kg/cm2), Virgin PTFE: 7 MPa (71 kg/cm2).

ASSEMBLY Key

  • Reinforced PTFE / Virgin PTFE
  • Polished stainless steel plate
  • Carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate
  • Existing substrate

PTFE SLIDE BEARING – RECESSED

TYPICAL ASSEMBLY

  • Top Sliding Plate - 3mm thick polished stainless steel plate.
  • Bottom Sliding Plate - 4mm thick Reinforced PTFE / Virgin PTFE bonded into a 2mm deep recess in a 6mm thick carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate.
  • Method of Installation - Tack welding, full welding, bolting, mortar embedment.
  • Load Capacity - Reinforced PTFE: 50 MPa (510 kg/cm2), Virgin PTFE: 14 MPa (142 kg/cm2).

ASSEMBLY Key

  • Reinforced PTFE / Virgin PTFE
  • Carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate
  • Existing substrate

PTFE SKIDWAY PLATE – DIMPLED

TYPICAL ASSEMBLY

  • Top Sliding Plate - 2.5mm thick dimpled Reinforced PTFE bonded to a 3mm thick carbon steel plate.
  • Method of Installation - Tack welding.
  • Load Capacity - Reinforced PTFE: 18 MPa (184 kg/cm2), Virgin PTFE: 7 MPa (71 kg/cm2).

ASSEMBLY Key

  • Reinforced PTFE / Virgin PTFE
  • Carbon steel plate / stainless steel plate
  • Existing substrate

PTFE SKIDWAY PLATE

TYPICAL ASSEMBLY

  • Top Sliding Plate - 2.5mm thick Reinforced PTFE bonded to a 3mm thick carbon steel plate.
  • Method of Installation - Tack welding.
  • Load Capacity - Reinforced PTFE: 18 MPa (184 kg/cm2), Virgin PTFE: 7 MPa (71 kg/cm2).

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