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FITCO®Liner PTFE for bowden cables

PTFE liners for mechanical operating cables (Bowden cables)

 

Mechanical operating cables, also known as Bowden cables, are used in a wide variety of applications in all sectors of industry, especially in vehicle construction. For example, you can find up to 20 of these economical and reliable components in any average mid-range car. One of the most important components of these wire ropes is the so-called liner, which together with the inner rope is responsible for the efficiency and service life of the hoist.

 

GREMCO FITCO® PTFE-Liner Family

For years GREMCO has been producing a wide range of liners which are utilized by almost all wire rope suppliers worldwide. Liners made of pure and modified PTFE meet the highest requirements of the automotive industry in terms of temperature resistance, efficiency and service life (actuation cycles). The base material, PTFE, exhibits excellent sliding properties, and special additives also guarantee the abrasion resistance required for service life. Our modern manufacturing and testing processes of the PTFE-liners guarantee compliance with the stringent tolerances essential for the efficiency of the end product.

 

GREMCO FITCO® FTEP-Liner Family

Apart from the traditional, rather high-priced PTFE material, GREMCO developed a new, more economically advantageous FTEP liner using PBT (polybutylene terephthalate) as the base material. Various filler materials are used to further enhance the liner properties. In addition, the liner is available in smooth form on the inner bore or corrugated to work with grease typically use for these cables. PBT can withstand the same high-performance requirements for demanding applications in the manual and automatic transmission field, with an operating temperature up to 140 °C. Therefore, GREMCO introduced the FITCO® FP line which offers an alternative to the classical PTFE liner, with a better cost-effectiveness such as a superior durability. Moreover, the FITCO® Liner FP holds the properties of low friction, which improves the general service efficiency, and a guaranteed dimensional accuracy thanks to specially designed extrusion lines complimented by inline laser equipment. See our magazine for more information on FTEP liners as a PTFE alternative.

Production machine for PTFE liner
Laser measuring device to ensure exact results

GREMCO’s PTFE FITCO® Liner insulation hoses can be precisely produced even with extreme tolerances.

GREMCO PTFE Liners

Properties GREMCO PTFE Cable Liners | FITCO® Liners

Material: PTFE Temperature range: -40°C to + 300°C Request now
Data sheet
Color: White / Brown / more on request Melting temperature: +327°C
Approvals: on request Special feature: the best resistance to temperature and chemical elements

Other versions

Material: FTEP Temperature range: -40°C to + 130°C Request now
Data sheet
Color: Clear, opaque, grey Melting temperature: +150°C
Approvals: on request Feature: Ideal for hood locking cable
Material: FTEP Temperature range: -40°C to + 140°C Request now
Data sheet
Color: Clear, opaque, grey Melting temperature: +160°C
Approvals: on request Feature: Ideal for hood locking cable
Material: FTEP Temperature range: -40°C to + 130°C Request now
Data sheet
Color: Clear, opaque, grey Melting temperature: +150°C
Approvals: on request Feature: Ideal for hood locking cable
Material: FTEP Temperature range: -40°C to + 140°C Request now
Data sheet
Color: grey Melting temperature: +160°C
Approvals: on request Feature: Ideal for hood locking cable
Material: PTFE Temperature range: -40°C to + 200°C Request now
Datasheet
Color: light gray Melting temperature: +327°C
Approvals: on request Feature: High crush resistance permits steel wrapping
Material: PTFE Temperature range: -40°C to + 300°C Request now
Color: Black / White / more on request Melting temperature: +327°C
Approvals: on request Feature: Very clear available
Material: PTFE Temperature range: -40°C to + 260°C Request now
Datasheet
Color: clear Melting temperature: +327°C
Approvals: on request Feature: Ideally suited for hood latch cables
Material: PTFE Temperature range: -40°C to + 200°C Request now
Datasheet
Color: brown Melting temperature: +327°C
Approvals: on request Feature: Enhanced life cycle
Material: PTFE Temperature range: -40°C to + 200°C Request now
Datasheet
Color: yellow Melting temperature: +327°C
Approvals: on request Feature: High temperature polymer filler
Material: PTFE Temperature range: -70°C to + 260°C Request now
Datasheet
Color: brown Melting temperature: +327°C
Approvals: on request Feature: Average efficiency of 90% over 1,000,000 cycles

Specific application possibilities & advantages

  • Compatible with extreme geometries
  • Stable at high temperatures
  • Production of precise tolerances
  • Customized filler packages
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We will be happy to advise you on our product range and the possible applications of the GREMCO PTFE Fitco® Liner insulation hose. Please contact us!

Dave Panish, GREMCO VP and contact for PTFE Liner Sales

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Dave Panish

Vice president liner sales