Slydring® is the Trelleborg Sealing Solutions proprietary design of hydraulic wear ring or guide ring. The function of a hydraulic wear ring is to guide the piston and piston rod of a hydraulic cylinder, absorbing transverse forces. At the same time, it prevents metal-to-metal contact, optimizing the performance of the sealing system.
Slydring® hydraulic wear rings and guide rings are available in three different materials types all of which are wear-resistant and demonstrate outstanding friction properties. Turcite® is for low to medium duty applications where there are limited radial forces, HiMod® is for medium to heavy duty applications and Orkot® materials are for heavy duty applications where there are high radial forces.