Piston Series High-Strength Composite Guide Band

Series 845 Piston Series: Piston Series High-Strength Composite Guide Band

The 845 Piston Series is a low-friction guide band made from MTC1, a high-compressive strength composite. This guide band is substantially stronger than polyamide-based materials and offers considerably lower water absorption. This new composite provides more accurate piston and rod guidance inside the cylinder under widely varying load conditions. Reduced bushing deformation allows the seals and wipers to perform at maximum efficiency, while minimizing the risk of scoring and abrasion. The 845 is split at a 45 degree angle, and the 890 is cut at a 90 degree angle.



Very accurate and precise guidance of the cylinder components

Withstands very high side loads during operation

Maximizes efficiency of the dynamic seals

Wide temperature range



The 845 Piston Series Guide Band is the ideal solutions where high side loads and deflections are present.

Typical applications include:

  • Steel and aluminum processing
  • Injection Molding Machines
  • Mining
  • Agricultural
  • Construction
  • Oil and gas
  • Mobile hydraulics

The 845 Piston Series Guide Band is made from MTC1, a thermoset polyester resin reinforced with a synthetic fabric.

Material Code
Polyester Resin Fabric MTC1
Polyester Resin Fabric (mill duty) MTC20
Temperature MTC1/MTC20

hydraulic oil -40…+120 -40…+248
water oil emulsions (HFA) +5…+60 +41…+140
water-glycol fluids (HFC) -40…+60 -40…+140
polyol esters (HFD) -40…+100 -40…+140
water +5…+60 +41…+140
Speed 1 m/s (3.3 ft/sec)
Load <50 n/mm (<7250 psi)

Note: for other materials or fluids please contact our engineering department.