Hospital Bed Cylinders | Case Study | Trelleborg

Hospital Bed Cylinders

Customer: Cylinder Manufacturers
Application: Hospital Bed Cylinders

Issues:

  • Patient comfort of extreme importance
  • Minimal stick-slip and friction required

Solution

The Slydring® prevents metal-to-metal contact between the piston and the bore. Turcite® is a reinforced PTFE capable of handling moderate side loads while providing good frictional properties. The new Slydring® added damping to the system and removed the stick-slip, which provided the important performance the customer requested.