Tico Slide Bearing units accommodate large movements in pipework installations as well as many other types of structure. Usually comprised of two separate components, which work in tandem to provide a plane sliding surface with a low coefficient of friction.
Molybdenum disulphide loaded nylon with rubber bonded cork backing. Usually 2.5 mm thick (0.098 Inches).
Virgin PTFE with a rubber bonded cork backing. Usually 3 mm (0.118 Inches) thick. Typical lower member materials (chosen based on load).
Rubber bonded cork with PTFE surface. Maximum working stress 1 MN/m².
Fabric reinforced rubber pad with PTFE surface. Maximum working stress 7 MN/m².
Fabric reinforced rubber pad with PTFE surface. Maximum working stress 15.5 MN/m².
Typical lower member thicknesses are 8, 14.5 and 27 mm, (0.31, 0.55 and 1.06 Inches).
They are usually comprised of two separate components that act together to provide a plane sliding surface with a low coefficient of friction. A typical application for a Tico Bond Slip is as a pipe support where its low friction characteristics cater for pipe movements, e.g. due to thermal expansion and contraction, without a build up of stress
Tico Bond Slip units can also be used as guide stops to restrain movement in one or more directions.
A TICO Bond Slip typically consists of an upper and lower member. Each member has a low friction surface. One member is attached to the fixed part of the structure (e.g. the pipe support) and the other is attached to the part of the structure that will move (e.g. the underside of a pipe shoe). When movement occurs, the upper member slides over the lower member. Each member has a low friction surface with a resilient TICO backing.
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