TICO Bond Slip Units
TICO Bond Slip Units provide a simple, economical, easy to install solution to the problem of providing movement and support. They can be used in mechanical systems and pipework installations.
TICO Bond Slip Units have been developed over our many years of involvement with petrochemical and industrial clients. Utilising state-of-the-art plastic materials in conjunction with unique TICO resilient substrates, they have been proven in thousands of applications world-wide
TICO Bond Slip units are manufactured and designed to suit each individual application in terms of dimensions and materials. They are generally made up of 2 members.
Bond Slip units are usually supplied with metal plates top and bottom - any thickness or grade of steel may be used. Where on-site bonding is required, we would recommend our PTFE lower members with the specially prepared surface to accept industrial adhesives.
The standard units come in 4 varieties, the most popular of which is made up as follows:
Upper Member S/NG/PA - TICO S/PA, a mixture of cork particles and synthetic elastomer, bonded to a high quality Molybdenum Disulphide loaded nylon.
This member should always be larger than the lower member to avoid ingress of dirt on to sliding surfaces over full range of movement.
Lower Member RF/PT/PA - TICO RF/PA, a high load bearing composite material of synthetic elastomer modified by the addition of cellular particles, reinforced with layers of fabric and topped with a thin layer of bonded cork, bonded to PTFE.
Key Advantages and Properties
TICO Bondslip bearings are manufactured to customers' specific requirements.
Maintenance-free sliding surfaces
Excellent wear and abrasion resistance
Tailored to suit individual applications
Comparable with the service life of the structure
Can be supplied ready bonded to steel backing plate for quick on-site installation
Excellent chemical and weather resistance
Low coefficient of friction between two sliding surfaces
Supplied with all characteristics of the resilient substrate for vibration and noise attenuation
Bonding to Metal Plates
PTFE is inherently difficult to bond to any surface, especially metal or concrete. Uneven spread of adhesive and lack of pressure lead to bubbles, high spots, creasing and weak spots. A weak or bad bond causes peeling and problems!
Using the latest materials and technology, all our factory bonding is carried out at elevated temperatures and under pressure using a special bonding format, which together ensure an excellent, smooth, strong bond.
On applications where on-site bonding is the only way possible, the addition of a substrate behind the PTFE or nylon surface (S/NG/PA or RF/PT/PA) facilitates an easier and better bond to steel or concrete.
More detailed information can be found in the brochure available as an instant pdf download from this site.
Information in this document and otherwise supplied to users is based on our general experiences and is given in good faith but, because of particular factors which are outside our knowledge and control and affect the use of products, no warranty is given or implied with respect to such information. Specifications are subject to change without notice. A safe handling data sheet on this material is available as a PDF download.
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