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Friction ring

Which friction ring for which use ?

The low friction rings will easily find their place on your boat in replacement of an old pulley.

Associated with a textile connector: shackle, loop, erse in textile Dyneema® and with our locking system (Twist Lock / Ring Block), Nodusfactory friction rings will bring you strength, lightness and performance to equip and rig your sailboat.

Each friction ring has a specific use and it is important to check its characteristics to use it well.

For that, we propose you a comparative table !

Nodus Factory Fittings & Tips

Follow the basic rules of seamanship to ensure maximum load on the low friction rings. A larger eye increases the strength of the ring, the angle of the splice to the groove should be at least 15 degrees.

The length of the flat eye should be a minimum of 2.7 times the diameter of the ring groove.

  • FR 10 = 27 mm / FR 14 = 38 mm / FR 20 = 54 mm / FR 28 = 76 mm

The textile connector for ring will have minimum 0.6 times the diameter of the groove (loop, shackle, lashing, estrope,...etc). The Ø of the sheet or the halyard will be minimum :

  • FR 10 = 4 mm / FR 14 = 6 mm / FR 20 = 10 mm
Friction ring - Nodus Factory

Friction ring

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Friction ring | P-Tech®

Friction ring | P-Tech®

Fr P-Tech® , Nodus Factory™ rings are self-lubricating, very light and reliable.   They can be used in many applications with any type of non-abrasive rope: Static use : low friction speed, P-Tech (Low friction) Dynamic use : high friction speed, P-Tech C (High friction)   Find out more about load forces as a function of deflection angle HERE Materials: Polymer

Price From €4.32
Carbon friction ring |C-Tech®

Carbon friction ring |C-Tech®

C-Tech ® carbon friction rings, Nodus Factory™ are very light, reliable and highly resistant to friction for dynamic use. Carbon rings are around 10 times lighter than aluminum rings and 6 times lighter than steel rings. This lightness is a major advantage in applications where weight is a limiting factor, such as sailing or aviation. It can be used in many applications with all types of non-abrasive ropes. Essential aboard your sailboat, our "Loops, Lock,..." textile connectors will help you optimize your deck layout for greater safety and performance.

Price From €7.83
Low Friction ring | I-TECH® Dynamic

Low Friction ring | Fr I-Tech® Dynamic

I-Tech® Nodusfactory low-friction rings are self-lubricating, very light and resistant to dynamic friction. They can be used in a wide range of dynamic applications with all types of ropes, they have a longer lifetime than metal and are 80% lighter! +/- 6900 hours under continuous friction +/- 200,000 halyard transmissions, tacking, sail trimming, etc. The best glide isn't smooth! Material: I-TECH | Lubricating thermoplastic polymer (recyclable)

Price From €8.51
Friction ring | FrD® dynamic

Friction ring | FrD® dynamic

Nodus Factory™ low-friction Duralumin rings are lightweight, reliable and durable. Essential on board your yacht with our textile connectors "Loops, Lock,..." to be able to optimize your deck plan for greater safety and performance. Materials: Duralumin / Anodized

Price From €12.15
Loop in Dyneema® for friction ring | LR® universel Ring

Loop in Dyneema® for friction ring | LR® universel Ring

The adjustable Dyneema® Loop is the universel textile accessory to connect quickly a friction ring and become a Loop & Ring It can be easily and quickly installed on chainplates, bridges, and jib rails with a simple lark's head knot. This textile loop is easy, simple to use and resistant. FRICTION RING  :  Resin   I-Tech   Duralumin Materials : Dyneema® / UHMWPE / Flexible TPE

Price From €19.37
Violin pulley | BF-D® Block-Friction

Violin pulley | BF-D® Block-Friction

BF® , the Block-Friction® violin ring – has an exceptional weight/strength ratio (10 times lighter than a pulley), designed for a heavy static load. The Friction Blocks can be used to make vang or mainsail 3:1 or 4:1 hoists on dinghies, as well as Cunningham adjustment hoists, or clew hoists on larger vessels.  Materials: Dyneema® / UHMWPE / Flexible TPE / Duralumin

Price From €47.80
Violin pulley | Mickey-Rings® 3D adjustment

Violin pulley | Mickey-Rings® 3D adjustment

BF-M® , the 3D Mickey-ring violin block is a set of 3 connection points, ideal for efficiently adjusting your 3D genoa draft point. Lightweight and compact, the multiaxial 3D violin block allows perfect alignment of the connections at different angles. Each friction ring is adjustable and mobile (10 times lighter than a pulley), designed for heavy loads. Materials: Dyneema® / Duralumin Torqual T6

Price From €80.88
Textile blocker Dyneema® | Blocker-Roller®

Textile blocker Dyneema® | Blocker-Roller®

Adjusting the sheet pulling point The Nodus Factory textile blocker is an adjustable, self-locking Dyneema® braided textile blocker with a low-friction ring, or an open Hook-type ring. It allows you to adjust the height of the genoa or headsail clew like a "Roller" on a clew rail. Ø   Very light and strong, it's easy to use and install. Raw materials : Dyneema® / Polymer

Price From €94.30
Candlestick pulley | FrD friction ring

Candlestick pulley | FrD friction ring

 Articulated Candlestick pulley  for furling gear, ideal for guiding the furling line of your headsail. The stanchion block reduces friction on the furling line. Its unique system with its Dyneema® textile loop and friction ring allows automatic alignment. Materials: Dyneema® / Polymer / Duralumin

Price From €27.42
Sheet fairlead Aluminium | Pad-fairlead D®

Sheet fairlead Aluminium | Pad-fairlead D®

Nodus-Padeye® FrD is the only glueing deck organiser with a friction ring that supports a load of 200kg.  Optional : Nodus Loc®  glue - 1 tube (12ml)  for 4 to 6 pads Materials : PA / Dyneema® / fibrous bioplastic polyamide (recyclable) / Aluminium Nodus Loc

Price From €30.68
Trapeze spoon in Dyneema®| Textile-Trap®

Trapeze spoon in Dyneema®| Textile-Trap®

Trap®, trapeze spoon with low friction ring to facilitate the use of the boom height adjustment (hoist 1/2) The Loop Dyneema® R2 trapeze spoon & Nodus low friction ring made of M3 technical resin is easy to use, very light and resists heavy loads. Material: Dyneema® / UHMWPE / Polymer / PEEK

Price From €45.19
Low friction ring | Fr PK® Dynamic use

Low friction ring | Fr PK® Dynamic use

Fr PK®, the Nodus Factory® friction ring is self-lubricating, very light, reliable and friction resistant for dynamic use (masthead sheave, hoists and dynamically adjustable stunts). It can be used in many static and dynamic applications with non-abrasive ropes (Dyneema®, Vectran® and polyester type). Materials: High temperature thermoplastic  / PEEK Uses : Hoists, stunts with dynamic and static adjustments, boom vang, backstay, genoa adjustments.

Price From €5.15