Composite Tubing for Pneumatic and Hydraulic Cylinders

PolySlide tubing from Polygon Composites Technology replaces metallic material in a variety of cylinder applications.

2003np Polygon

Supplied as a cylinder tube ready for user assembly, or as fully engineered cylinder assemblies for equipment manufacturer applications, the tubing is made of continuous filament-wound glass fiber and polymer resins. The fiberglass filament and resin materials combine together to form a high strength component that exhibits dimensional stability, is non-corroding, impingement-resistant and non-conductive. The cylinder tubing performs in high and low temperatures, grease, grit, salt, chemicals, and other extreme conditions. Tubing sizes range from 0.25-inch inner diameter (ID) up to industrial-sized 24-inch IDs. The features of the tubing allow the seal to slide over the bore surface contour, minimizing interlocking friction. The inside diameter of the tubing has a smooth finish. Contact with the non-metallic rod guide bearing prevents galling and provides for a low coefficient of friction. A wear-resistant material incorporated into the bore surface further increases the lifespan of the tubing. Commonly found in pneumatic and low pressure hydraulic applications, such as fifth wheel actuation, gate valve actuators, water treatment flow control mechanisms, tie rod cylinders, and more, a translucent version of the composite cylinder tubing is also available.

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