Guide Rings have the task of guiding the rods and pistons of pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders and preventing direct metallic contact with the cylinder housing. They must have the capacity to absorb strong transverse forces even over a short guide distance while keeping frictional losses low. We Kintowe manufacture guide rings in a variety of materials, they are manufactured and packaged to promote an open split before installation and, therefore, are clamped with their outside surface in the cylinder head. This makes it easier to assemble the cylinder. Widely used for piston or rod application and in combination with seals designed without there own guide system.