Guiding elements are responsible for the bearing function between the metal components of the cylinder in stroke movement and static conditions. They prevent metallic contact between pistons, cylinders, rods and glands when forces act opposite to their movement. The guide ring design has a circular but open preform that is easy to assemble. The length of the guiding tape can be adjusted to your liking. You can wind the tape as either a spiral preform or a flat coil.