Friction ring

Discover our range of friction rings: each range has its own use. Low-friction rings are ideal for replacing old pulleys on your boat.

Combined with a textile connector: shackle, loop, erse in textile Dyneema® and our locking systems (Twist Lock / Bague Block), Nodus Factory friction rings will bring you strength, lightness and performance to equip and rig your sailboat.

But beware: each friction ring has a specific use, and it's important to check its characteristics to use it properly: comparison chart

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Follow the basic rules of seamanship to ensure maximum load on low-friction rings:

  • A larger eye increases the strength of the ring, and the splice angle at the groove should be at least 15 degrees.
  • The length of the flat eye must be at least 2.7 times the diameter of the ring groove (e.g. for the P-Tech range. 10 : 27 mm, 14 : 38 mm, 20 = 54 mm).
  • Textile connector, halyard or ring sheet must be at least 0.6 times the diameter of the groove (e.g. for the P-Tech range, the Ø of the sheet or halyard must be at least 10: 4 mm, 14: 6 mm, 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 €5.32
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. Essential aboard your sailboat with our textile connectors "Loops, Lock,..." to be able to optimize your deck plan for greater safety and performance. 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.

Price From €13.36
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 €13.38
Open friction ring |Hook®-Tech

Open friction ring |Hook®-Tech

Versatility: The Hook® open friction ring is a versatile solution for a wide range of applications. It can be used for sheet control, sail trimming, hoist creation and much more. Ease of use: The Hook® open friction ring is easy to use and install, requiring no special tools. It requires no special tools. Performance and durability: The Hook® open friction ring is built to last. It is made from high-quality materials that are UV, water and weather resistant.

Price From €20.68
C-Tech XL® carbon eye-extra large ring

C-Tech XL® carbon eye-extra large ring

The Nodus Factory C-Tech XL low-friction carbon ring is specially designed for multiple maneuvering systems (3D genoa clew adjustment). Unlike conventional low-friction rings, the C-Tech XL ring has a larger inner eye, while maintaining very high working loads.

Price From €28.56
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 €8.86
Loop in Dyneema® for friction ring | LR® universel Ring

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

Loop and ring LR®: Adjustable Dyneema® loop for low-friction rings Loop and ring LR® is an adjustable loop in Dyneema® SK78 designed to connect to a low-friction ring. This textile connector can be used to create halyard or sheet leads. It attaches quickly and easily to chainplates and jib tracks with a simple lark's head knot. Versatility The LR® is a versatile connector that can be used for a variety of applications, including: halyard leads, sheet leads, tack and reef points.

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

Violin pulley | BF-D® Block-Friction

Nodusfactory's Block-Friction® FrD duralumin anodized pulley is a top-of-the-range product offering numerous advantages in terms of performance, durability and ease of use. Exceptional strength-to-weight ratio (10 times lighter than a pulley), designed for high static loads. Block-Friction® pulleys can be used for 3:1 or 4:1 downhaul or mainsail hoists, as well as for cunningham adjusters or sheet point hoists on larger boats. Our violin pulleys are perfect for applications requiring low rope movement (speed) and low angle (the greater the deflection, the greater the friction).

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Violin pulley | Mickey-Rings® 3D adjustment

Violin pulley | Mickey-Rings® 3D adjustment

Nub 3D pulley for fine-tuning headsail sheets The Nub 3D pulley is a revolutionary pulley designed for fine-tuning headsail sheets. It features a unique 3D adjustment system that allows the angle of the pulley to be altered in three different directions. This allows precise control of headsail position and optimizes boat performance. Features: Materials: Body in high-performance technical polymer Maximum working load: 2500 kg. Compatible rope diameter: 4 mm to 10 mm.

Price From €80.88
Halyard Block shackle in Dyneema® | Shackle R® friction-ring

Halyard Block shackle in Dyneema® | Shackle R® friction-ring

R® shackle , Dyneema® reefing shackle with FrD low-friction ring. For use with reefed mainsail halyards, tackles (2:1 tackle)... Versatility: 2:1 flying block for a wide range of applications: halyards, borders, turnbuckles, barber-haulers, etc. Quick installation on chainplates, bridges and jib tracks for sheets. Ease of use: Fast, secure closure with the Cap Knot®. Easy to open, even under heavy loads. Performance and durability: Extremely light and strong hoist thanks to Dyneema®. Low-friction ring for improved performance and reduced rope wear.

Price From €31.69
Textile blocker Dyneema® | Blocker-Roller®

Textile blocker Dyneema® | Blocker-Roller®

The Nodus Factory textile rope clamp: a versatile, high-performance textile rope clamp The Nodus Factory textile rope clamp is an adjustable, self-locking Dyneema® braided rope clamp. It is fitted with a low-friction ring or an open Hook-type ring. It can be used to adjust the clew height of genoa or headsails like a "Roller" on a clew rail. Very light and strong, it is easy to use and install.

Price From €94.30
Candlestick pulley

Candlestick pulley

 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®

The Pad-SX® carbon Pa11 padeye spinner with duralumin FrD friction ring is a compact, versatile sheave system designed for use in a variety of applications. Versatility: Deflecting sheets and halyards on sailboats. Changing the direction of ropes on boats, bridges and docks. Guiding cables and ropes in factories and warehouses. Lifting and moving heavy loads. Installing zip lines and climbing courses. Option : Nodus Loc® glue - 1 tube (12ml) for 4 to 6 pads Nodus Loc Materials : PA / Dyneema® / fiber-reinforced bioplastic polyamide (recyclable) / Aluminum

Price From €30.68
Violin pulley for self-tacking jibs | Pp®

Violin pulley for self-tacking jibs | Pp®

PP® is the lightest and strongest pantor block on the market. Designed for demanding sailors, it offers unrivalled performance, reliability and safety. How it works: The small sheave of the friction ring slides over the bridle, while the ball-bearing block is used for the passage of the tackle sheet. This innovative system guarantees smooth, effortless operation. Versatility: The PP® block is compatible with all types of sailboat and can be used for a variety of applications, including: Jib clew adjustment Headsail control Spinnaker sheet adjustment Blocking any type of sheet or rope

Price From €60.17
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
Carbon thimble Din 3091 | Friction ring thimble

Carbon thimble Din 3091 | Friction ring thimble

Reinforced DIN 3091 thimble : performance and durability for your ropes The reinforced DIN 3091 thimble is an essential element for reliable, long-lasting rope connections. Versatile and high-performance, it offers numerous advantages: C-Tech Carbon ring with wide passage for adaptation to all types of ropes Low Friction Self-lubricating C-Tech® technical polyamide for reduced friction and improved performance 30% carbon for increased strength and exceptional longevity Complies with DIN 3091 standard for optimum safety Easy to use, it can be fitted and removed quickly without special tools.

Price From €13.36