If a relatively large horizontal displacement has to be absorbed, this can take place by means PTFE roller bearings or slide plates, wherein the roller bearings only allow a displacement of a line in the longitudinal direction. PTFE slide plates also allow lateral displacements.
The CORE slide bearings generally operate under high loads and slow sliding velocity. Under these conditions there is almost no wear and the lifespan of the bearing is most likely to exceed the lifespan of the supported construction.
Roller and saddle components
Pipe systems arranged horizontally over longer stretches are supported by movable support bearings and fixed points. To ensure thermal expansion displacement with little friction, the bearing points are designed to be rolling or sliding.